Dear Point Cook College Families,
You are invited to come on a wild and wacky adventure as we meet the much loved characters from the famous Dr Seuss Books. On Thursday 31st August and Friday 1st of September over 50 students from PCC will be performing in our very first school musical “Seussical Jr’ at the Wyndham Cultural Centre (Watton Street Werribee). Each night the performance will begin at 7pm sharp and conclude at approximately 8:30pm. Tickets cost $20 adults and $12 per child (age 2-16) and can be purchased at the school office.
Looking forward to seeing you there to support PCC’s first ever musical.
Important Dates - August
- 14th - Sovereign Hill - MAG Crimson
- 15th - Sovereign Hill - MAG Teal
- 15th - Second Hand Uniform Sale 8:15-9am and 2:30-3:15pm
- 16th - Sovereign Hill - MAG Indigo
- 16th - Year 4-6 District Athletics Day
- 16th - Year 8 Market Excursion
- 17th - Year 7-9 Bali Tour Fundraising Lunch
- 18th - Subway Lunch Day
- 18th - Animals of Oz incursion for students in Prep-9 EAL classes
- 18th - Year 8 Sport
- 21st - Seussical Jr Rehearsal in Gym 11am-4pm
- 22nd-24th - Year 9 Melbourne Experience
- 22nd - Year P-4 Layer Up day
- 23rd - Grade 2 Parents iPad information evening 6:30-7:30pm
- 25th - Curriculum Day
- 28th-29th - Year 9 Melbourne Experience
- 29th - Year 7 Sport
Please be advised that Friday the 25th of August is a Curriculum Day at the College and as such it is a Pupil Free Day. There will be NO staff at the College on this day. Please make alternative arrangements for your children.
iPad Program Information Session
Point Cook College operates a vibrant and successful BYOD iPad program for children in years 3-9. Parents of children currently in Year 2 are invited to attend an information session on Wednesday the 23rd of August. We will discuss the ways in which the iPad is used in our College. The session will be held in the Year 3/4 neighbourhood and will begin at 6:30pm. Please register to attend via the link https://goo.gl/forms/qHIMqr1uYzoEWclu1
Working with Children Check – Changes
Changes are being made to the Working with Children Act 2005 to clarify and simplify the requirements of holding a Check and implement key recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Please read more about these requirements on the College Blog.
Pre-loved uniform sale
Our next uniform sale will be held on Tuesday the 15th of August from 8.15am - 9 am and then 2.30- 3.15 pm. The sale will be held in a portable near the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden. You could enter through the pedestrian gate on Tom Roberts Parade near the garden.
Please note that we can only take cash payments. Items are mostly $5-$10 each. We will also have a number of worn items for $1 each.
We don't have all items of the uniform available in all sizes as it depends on the donations that we receive. If you have any items of uniform, (with no holes please) that you no longer need and would like to donate to our sale, please drop them off at the office. All of the money raised will assist families in need with their uniforms.
Extra Curricular Activities Calendar
Click on this link to download the PCC Extra Curricular Activities Calendar. It can also be found on the PCC website under Our College - College Policies and Accountabilities
Please Note - This calendar is a live document and changes every two weeks, events get added and events get taken off. Costs are approximates.
Engagement and Wellbeing
Please click read more to find out about PCC Engagement and Wellbeing information and events including:
- Always Arrive August
- Safe Schools
- Respectful Relationships
- Anaphylaxis Policy 2017
- Saver Plus Program
Please click read more to find out about the following Library News:
- Woolworths Earn & Learn Program
- Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge
- Wyndham Library Events
P-6 News and Events
Prep 100th Day of School Celebrations
On Tuesday the 1st of August our Prep students celebrated their 100th day of school! They completed many awesome 100 based activities such as making 100 day crowns, glasses, fruit loop necklaces and imagining they were 100 years old. Please read more and check out the photos on our P-4 Blog.
The Prep Team
Prep Enrolments 2018
We are now taking Prep enrolments for 2018. Please enrol your child so they do not miss out on our transition program beginning in October. For further details please contact Point Cook College on 8348 7100 and download the flyer here. For more information about our College please visit the website at www.pcc.edu.au
This term the Preps are studying 'Toys' as part of our Investigations. We are looking at different toys, what they are made of, how they work etc... If you have any toys at home that are no longer being used and would like to donate them for our kids to investigate we would be very appreciative. These will be donations only and will not be returned as we cannot guarantee they will be returned in the same condition.
Some toys that we are seeking are:
- Building sets
- Marble runs
- Moving toys
- Board games
- Barbie dolls
7-9 News and Events
Investigating the Impact of a Body Image Program for Adolescents
Students in year 7 and 8 have been invited to participate in a research project: Investigating the Impact of a Body Image Program for Adolescents. Part of the project is a presentation delivered to students by the Butterfly Foundation. This is a FREE presentation that we fell will benefit our students in a positive manner.
This project is being conducted by a student researcher Emily Keohane as part of a PhD study at Victoria University under the supervision of Dr Jenny Sharples, Dr Laurie Chapin and Dr Siân McLean from the College of Health & Biomedicine. Please read more the the 5-9 Blog.
Please click read more to find out about the following Community News:
- Parent Opinion Survey
- Prep-Year 6 Disco
- Cooking Classes for PCC Parents
- Parents and Friends Association
- Indigenous Literacy Day Book Swap
EAL & Community Partnerships Leader
Please click read more to find out about the following Sustainability news:
- NatureWest Project 8W
- National Tree Planting Day
Year 3 program
It was lovely to have Mrs Sarah Moore back this term after her wonderful trip away. The Year 3s have been very excited to be part of the SAKG program and are loving their kitchen and garden sessions.
This week students have been learning the process for planting seeds and seedlings and correct use of tools, all about soil and decomposition. It was wonderful to see some parents arrive at the garden gate to help the students out.