Important Dates - June
- 19th-22nd - Year 9 C.A.P. Week
- 20th - Year 4 Camp Information Evening 5:30-6:30pm
- 21st - Year 6 Cabaret rehearsal
- 21st - Parents and Friends Association Meeting 2-3pm
- 21st - Year 6 Cabaret
- 22nd - Primary and Secondary Regional Cross Country
- 23rd - Prep G, LB, P and RW - Animal Land Children Farm Excursion
- 23rd - Year 7-9 Girls AFL and Boys Netball
- 23rd - Year 1/2 Musical Theatre Performance for Year 1/2 students
- 26th - Year 1/2 Musical Theatre Performance for Prep students
- 26th-30th - Education Week
- 27th - Year 6 Excursion - Places of Worship
- 27th - Year 5/6 Camp Information Evening 5:30-6:30pm
- 28th - House Celebration - Term 2 (House TBA)
- 30th - Out of Uniform Day for Blanket Melbourne (Gold coin donation)
- 30th - Subway Lunch Day
- 30th - Cooking Class for PCC parents
- 30th - End of Term 2 - 3pm
How best do we communicate with your family?
At PCC we are committed to provide families with up to date and relevant information. We employ a range of media to communicate with families and they include this newsletter, our College website, twitter, Facebook and our parent portal COMPASS. We are currently reviewing how we make the best use of each of these media and are seeking your feedback. If you have a few minutes, it would help us greatly if you could complete our survey. The survey can be found by clicking on the link below:
YMCA Winter School Holiday Program
Our holiday programs are full of stimulating and engaging activities for children aged between 5 and 13 years. This includes spontaneous and planned activities based on children’s interests and abilities.
YMCA Point Cook is running a Winter school holiday program in the upcoming school holidays. BOOK ONLINE NOW AT: CHILDRENSPROGRAMS.ORG.AU and download the flyer for details here.
Adam Imber | OSHC Coordinator
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.
PCC Staff Digital Learning Conference
Creating Global Leaders Today
On Friday the 9th of June, all staff participated in our 2017 Digital Learning Conference. The theme for this year’s conference was “Creating Global Leaders Today”. Looking further into our pedagogical practise the key focus was based on teachers being able to design quality-learning experiences that incorporate new pedagogies, accelerated by digital technologies.
We were fortunate enough to have Eleni Kyritsis to join us for the day who presented an exciting keynote and breakout sessions. Taking us through a journey of what a 21st century teacher looks like; providing students with a range of tools to support their learning and connecting students with wider communities giving student learning an authentic purpose and meaning.
Our Digital Leaders and Eleni presented the Deep Learning Competency Framework, which focuses on a set of 6 future skills, the 6C’s in breakout sessions; Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Citizenship, Character and Communication. We also added a 7th C; Connectivity. In order to flourish in today’s complex world these skill sets combined with information about student achievement, interests and aspirations allow us to get a clear understanding of what each student needs to learn.
Thank you to all staff in the Digital Leaders group who helped organise the day. Your hard work definitely paid off, as teachers were left feeling innovative and motivated not only for their students but to “create tomorrows teachers today.”
Engagement and Wellbeing
Please click read more to find out about PCC Engagement and Wellbeing information and events including:
- Must Attend May – Attendance Champions
- A House by any other name...
- Counselling and Education Services
- Kids and Separation Webinar
Parenting Adolescents Seminar – Expressions of Interest
The wellbeing of our students and their families is a high priority for us as a community. Due to a high number of concerns from parents in relation to the challenges and concerns of parenting adolescents, I am seeking expressions of interest from parents and caregivers in the college community about who would like attend a seminar on this topic.
The seminar would be held at the school by a local support agency and would run for approximately 60-90 minutes one evening late in Term 2 or early Term 3. It will be an interactive seminar, including a question and answer time and provide strategies to support and assist you as parents to have a positive relationship with your child.
If you would like more information, or would like to register your expression of interest please contact me via 8348 7100 or via email, firstname.lastname@example.org
5-9 News and Events
Game On Pathway
This semester during the pathways subject Game On students investigated a web based software program called Scratch. Students used block coding to create their own games. Have a play by clicking on the link below to go to the 5-9 Blog and let us know what you think!
Please click read more to find out about the following Community News:
- Road Safety
- Parents and Friends Association (PFA)
- Cooking classes for PCC parents
- Book Swap
EAL & Community Partnerships Leader
Year 8 Science
The Year 8 students are learning all about chemical reactions. They did experiments exploring endothermic and exothermic reactions. They did a series of eight experiments and measured the temperature before and after the reaction. They learnt that an exothermic process releases heat, causing an increase in temperature and that an endothermic process absorbs heat causing a decrease in temperature. They also investigated the process of rust, by placing steel wool in different solutions to see how each substance effected the rusting process.
Year 6 Science
The Year 6 students are investigating different reversible and irreversible reactions. This week they did an experiment called Bubble, bubble, plop, plop. In this experiment the students melted butter, candle wax, sugar and chocolate in foil patty pans on a hot plate to see what would happen. Through their observations they were able to discover that some substances returned to their original form whereas other changed.
Year 8 Boys Interschool Soccer Competition
The 13th of June was the day we'd trained for, for an entire year. It was the Year 8 boys interschool soccer competition. Every recess and lunch playing soccer had led up to this and we needed to rise to the occasion. We caught a bus to a soccer pitch in Williamstown and our first match was against Bayside. Mark Putter and Jack Thorpe were our co-captains and they lead us to an easy 3-1 victory. Throughout the match, Mark had been one of our key players, however in the last minute he had suffered an injury. He was accidentally kicked by a Bayside player and he had fractured the growth plate in his ankle.
Ms Alaalatoa stayed with Mark until the ambulance came, but we had another match less than five minutes later so we needed to manage ourselves. We picked our own starting lineup and rotated through our subs ourselves. We showed responsibility and pulled ourselves together, which Ms Alaalatoa acknowledged. Our next match was against Alamanda, which we won 6-0. Steven Kehagias and Metua Porima both scored a hat trick, and we dedicated the match to Mark, as he couldn't play for the rest of the day. The next match was against Williamstown High's B team, which we won 7-1. We were all pushing towards the final, and after that win we actually made it!
We had been put up against Williamstown High's A team for the final, and it was by far the hardest team we could've played against. We gave this match everything we had, pushing our hardest until the very last minute.
Unfortunately we had lost 1-3 to them, placing second overall, but we were very proud of ourselves for working so well. We had great chemistry on the pitch, and we all had a crucial part in getting to the final. It was a great day, and definitely one for us to all be proud of. Now, our goal is to train even harder and win the final next year, and we're already practising for it.
Casey Southern 8A
Performing Arts News
SEUSSICAL JR NEWS!
Our fabulous cast has been busy rehearsing over the past few weeks and the show is looking and sounding amazing!
Tickets are on sale and are available through the office (adults $20, children $12).
Performance dates: Thursday 31st August and Friday 1st September!
Come along and support the talented students of PCC as they take you on a journey through the wacky and wonderful world of Dr Seuss!
Loretta Cachia and the Seussical Team