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Point Cook College

No 8, May 2015

Point Cook College, 18-50 Ponsford Drive Point Cook,
Melbourne, Australia 3030. Tel: 03 83487100

Principal News

Welcome to the new newsletter format.

We are excited about launching this new form of communication to the wider community. We have moved to a digital, more sustainable manner which means that the newsletter will be accessible to our online subscribers and linked to our website. The newsletter is a snapshot of events and information and you will be prompted to read more. This further compliments our endeavour to increase communication with the community by using the most up to date technologies.

The College will be launching its very own official Facebook page in the next few weeks. The Facebook page will include updates as they arise and have links to the College website and blogs. Subscribers will be able to access College information at their fingertips that will be responsive on smartphones. It has also been great to see all the positive interactions we have had on our Twitter account. As a College community it is important that we model acceptable use of social media to our students and children.

We look forward to feedback on this initiative. For the remainder of the term there will be hard copies sent to parents who indicated that they require a hard copy.


Assistant Principal News 5-9

As I write the Year 6 Camp has just left for Mt. Evelyn. Lots of excited and eager faces and they were just the teachers! The Mt. Evelyn YMCA website shows students will be participating in many terrific activities and I am certainly looking forward to visiting them on Thursday.


Assistant Principal News P-4

It has been a very busy fortnight in the Prep – four area of the school. NAPLAN week is over for another year and it went really well. Participation was extremely high from our year three students. We will get these results later in the year.

P-4 News & Events

School Immunisation Program

This year, in accordance with the Department of Health Victoria, diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough vaccine (Boostrix) is transitioning from Year 10 to Year 7 students. To accommodate this change, all Year 8 and 9 students are offered this vaccine now. From 2016 this vaccine will only be available for Year 7 students.


Yr 2 Writers Notebook Launch

On Friday the 15th of May, Year 2 students participated in the Writer’s Notebook launch. Despite the rainy weather, students were bustling with excitement, searching for QR codes around the school.

5-9 News & Events

Australian Maths Competition

Great news!!! The Australian Maths competition is coming to Point Cook P-9 College on the 30th of July. We’ll be celebrating our 6th running of this competition across classes 3-9.

Sports Report

Athletics Carnivals

A reminder the secondary athletics carnival day is this Monday 25th May. The primary athletics carnival has also been rescheduled to Tuesday 26th May due to poor weather. Students are encouraged to dress up in house colours. Parents are more than welcome to attend.

Yr 9 Inter School Sport Report: Netball

The year 9 girls netball team travelled to Altona to compete against 8 teams from other schools on Wednesday 20th May.


Administration

Attendance Phone Line (8348-7117)

When families ring to record a student absence can you please record the following details.

  • Student name both first name and surname
  • Home group
  • Short reason for absence ie illness, appointment etc.


Mothers Day Stall

The Mother’s Day Stall and Raffle was a huge success seeing many happy faces purchasing wonderful gifts for their loved ones. This year we raised a total of $3378.00 and it would not have been possible without the support of the lovely volunteers selling the merchandise.


Donations Needed Please

Last term we had an overwhelming response when we asked for non-perishable food items and toiletries to donate to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Food Bank as part of our Harmony Day celebrations. This term we are supporting the West Welcome Wagon.


Second Hand Uniform Sale

We will be having a second hand uniform sale with all items priced between $1 - $5 all money raised will be donated to State School Relief Fund. This is a charity for disadvantaged students in schools across Victoria.


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