Important Dates - June
- 20th - APA Showcase Year 3
- 20th - P-4 Special Assembly in the Gym 9am
- 20th - Zumba Classes for Parents
- 21st - Year 9 Dance Pathway
- 21st - Bus Safety Excursion (group of Year 4 students)
- 22nd - Year 7-9 Winter Sport (selected students) Girls AFL
- 23rd - Casual Clothes Day - Fundraising CEO Sleepout
- 24th - Subway Lunch
- 24th - House Celebration Day (Winning House TBA)
- 24th - End of Term 2 3pm
Important Dates - July
- 2nd - Election Day BBQ
- 11th - Term 3 Begins
- 11th - Zumba Classes for Parents
Semester 1 Reports
Parents will be able to access Semester One reports for students in years P-9 through the College’s COMPASS portal from Friday June 24. All parents should have now received details on how to log into the portal. You can download the free Compass School Manager app from iTunes or Google Play and you can access our school portal at www.pcc.vic.jdlf.com.au or via the link on our school webpage. During the first week of term 3 parents or guardians of students in years P-4 will be able to book parent teacher interviews through the portal. If you have not received COMPASS details please contact me at the College on 83487100.
House Celebration Day
On Friday the 24th of June PCC will hold its first ever house celebration.
The winning house will get the last hour of school to play various games on the oval and listen and dance to music in the gym. Furthermore they will be able to come to school dressed up in their house team colour.
What a better way to celebrate the winning of your house and the end of term. The winning house is the only one that must come dressed up in their house colours on the day. We look forward to seeing how excited the winning team is when it's announced next week.
Amy van Braam
Extra Curricula Activities
Click on this link to download the PCC Extra Curricular Calendar.
Please Note - This calendar is a live document and changes every two weeks, events get added and events get taken off. Costs are approximates.
Pre-loved Uniform Sale
Our next sale will be held on Tuesday the 21st of June at 8.15-9.15am in the canteen near the gym. If there is uniform left from the morning sale, we will be open again from 2.45-3.15pm. Cash only. Items are mostly $5-$10. We will also have a number of worn items in size 4 and 6 for $2. Please note we don't have all items of the uniform in all sizes.
If you have any items of uniform you no longer need and would like to donate to our sale, please drop them off at the sick bay/office. All money raised goes to a charity to help children with their uniforms.
A reminder: Please make sure all your child's uniform are marked with their name and grade. This makes it easier for it to be returned.
Premier's Reading Challenge Update
Students are really getting the books read now. We must offer hearty congratulations to Afiqa Alye Azme, Sienna Barton and Angel Shrestha who have completed the challenge. Angel has even read a massive 70 books so far and is the leading reader at this stage. We have quite a few students who are logging in lots of books they have read. Well done to: Syeda Adnan, Esme Fourie, Maysseh El-Hawli, Paige Goodchild, Matthew Goodchild, Naadirah Johnsen, Emily Kelly, Holly Moore, Nia Arianna Mohd Salleh, Hannah Sugiyama, Moe Tuala, Maya Thomas and Isaac Yip. The amount of reading being done is incredible.
If anyone is having trouble logging on, using the system or have lost their logon details please see Mrs Faust in the library. Keep warm and keep reading.
We need your help please
We will be holding a BBQ on the day of the election (Saturday the 2nd of July) as a fundraiser for the College. We need your help to make this a successful day! If you can spare an hour or two between 8am-3pm it would be greatly appreciated.
If you are able to help, please contact me with your preferred times.
Thank you for your support.
Election Day Stalls
There are spaces still available if you would like to book a stall. Some stall holders are using their space to run their own garage sale and others are selling new items similar to a market stall.
All sites are outside but undercover. They are $20 each and you will need to supply your own table and chairs if needed. The stalls will open from 8am-3pm with setting up to start from 7.30am.
Registration forms are available at the office or by emailing me. Payments need to be made through the office to secure your booking.
West Welcome Wagon
The West Welcome Wagon are a non-profit group supporting families in the western suburbs who are seeking asylum. PCC has proudly collected donations for the group a number of times and we are continuing to support their work in our community by inviting them join us on the day of the election as one of our stall holders.
Volunteers from the group will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items, blankets and coats. If you have any items that you can spare please bring them along with you on the day.
Save the Date - Twilight Market
On Friday the 14th of October we will be holding our first College Twilight Market! Our market will include stall holders, food trucks and performances. More information will be advertised at the beginning of next term.
People of PCC
School Crossing Supervisors
This week we have spoken to our four School Crossing Supervisors- Cathy, Jo, Wayne and Victor. Jo is a Grandparent to two of our students and Cathy has three children at our College. One of the messages that stood out when speaking to them was that they all enjoy their work. They complimented the students of our College for their great manners and for following their instructions. The enjoy saying hello to the students and families each day and try to learn all of their names. Their interactions with the students and parents is a highlight for them.
PCC Olympics 2016
Come To Rio
This year is an Olympic year. If you have joined the college in the last three years you are in for a treat, however if you attended the college four years ago you will remember the fantastic celebrations we conducted for the London Olympics. You might also remember that at our closing ceremony we handed the Olympic Flag over to representatives from Rio. We are now gearing up for our Point Cook College version of the Olympics, Rio style! There are many celebrations, activities and opportunities to learn being organised at the moment. One of these is our torch relay that will begin shortly so that the torch arrives at our gym in time for the opening ceremony in early August. We look forward to a fantastic two weeks as we celebrate one of the world’s most important sporting events. There will be a small cost for students which will cover all the activities over the two weeks including incursions, excursions, international food tasting, opening and closing ceremonies, sporting events and a special treat for all. We will be sending out more information shortly so keep watching this space!
You might like to watch Episode 3 of PCCTV - The Olympic Edition 2012
P-4 News & Events
The P-4 end of term assembly will be held on Monday the 20th of June, beginning at 9am in the Gym. At this assembly, we will be introducing our Junior School Captains, our Student Representative Council members as well as our House Captains.
5-9 News & Events
Mr. Frank Vetere to sleep rough for the homeless
FUNDRAISER - Thursday 23rd June
Casual Clothes Day - $2 donation
Freshly made Hot Soup sale at Recess - $2 per cup
Mr. Frank Vetere, our Principal, in partnership with the charity "Vinnies" will embark on a journey to raise awareness and to hopefully end all homelessness in Australia altogether. He plans to be sleeping out at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday the 23rd of June at this years CEO Sleepout. He will spend one night in harsh conditions similar to those of the 100,000 homeless Australians who sleep outside, cold and unsafe each and every night.
Mr. Vetere hopes with the help of the Point Cook College Community he will be able to achieve his aim of raising $5,000 for the CEO Sleepout. All donations will go to those in need of help, to provide them with hot meals, beds and supplies that will ultimately change or even save their lives.
"Help us help them"
On Thursday 23rd June we will be holding an out of uniform day to raise donations. We are asking all students to bring a $2 coin for donation. We will also be selling freshly made soup from the canteen at recess for $2.00 per cup.
You can also donate now by going to the website www.ceosleepout.org.au and searching for Frank Vetere to assist him in reaching his donation goal of $5,000.
We would ask everyone to help us in supporting Mr Vetere in this worthy cause by participating in the casual clothes day and buying some soup!!
Help us help them,
Joseline Torres and Bailey Deal
Year 8 Representatives
Point Cook College SRC
Bike and Scooter Safety
Students are reminded that they are expected to refrain from riding or scooting when leaving the College until well clear of the College gates.
Recently we had an incident where a toddler and her carer were knocked to the ground by one of our students on a scooter as they were exiting the schoolyard. Fortunately both parties, while needing medical treatment at the time, are on the road to recovery. While we understand that at the end of the day most people are in a hurry to get home after a long day, it was disappointing to discover that the child on the scooter did not stop when contact was made, nor did anyone come to the injured parties’ assistance. Our SWPBS matrix not only refers to transitioning safely in and around the school, but also valuing, being considerate of, and supporting others. We would would like you to assist us by talking with your child about what we should all be doing to help keep each other stay safe and how to support those that may need assistance.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank students and families for embracing our revised Uniform Policy in ‘wearing the uniform with pride.’
The ‘grace period’ will officially end this term and as of next semester we have the expectation that all students will be in the correct uniform.
For those of you who are in the process of purchasing new uniform items I met with Noone last week to clarify feedback received. Note that if you have a Year 6 child you should be aware that as of 2017 they will need to have a Secondary standard option as well as a sports option. You may like to consider this before making further purchases this year.
Feedback Clarification is as follows :
- 1. P-6 students may wear EITHER one of the Standard option combinations OR the Sport option on ANY day.
- 2. Year 7-9 students may ONLY wear the Sport Option ON Sport/PE days. Note that in 2016 this is strongly encouraged for Year 9 but not compulsory, however they must be in a complete uniform combination.
- 3. Uniform choices may only be selected from within a combination listed, not some from Combination A and others from Combination B. Remember to dress appropriately for weather conditions.
- 4. No visible ‘non uniform’ items are to be worn.
- 5. When items are out of stock parents are asked to place an order with NOONE (no deposit required). When the item arrives parents will be contacted via phone or SMS.
- 6. New track pants should be arriving in the first week of the holidays, along with other items on backorder. If you have not placed an order but wish to purchase new trackpants I suggest you call the store in advance.
- 7. A lay-by service is available to families.
- 8. The pricelist will be made available on the Noone website. The website will also have a correction – the girl’s slacks are meant to be navy, not grey.
- 9. An additional ‘soft- cell’ vest will be added as an OPTIONAL item. More information will be provided when we have further details.
I would also like to remind families that we have support available for families who are struggling to meet expectations. Please contact Robyn Fincher for assistance.
What happens if my child is out of uniform?
Staff have been asked to challenge students who do not meet uniform expectations, and to send an SMS message to parents as a notification. If your child regularly breaches expectations, you will be contacted to discuss how we can support you to get your child on board. We will be operating a ‘Uniform Bank’ where students who deliberately disregard expectations by wearing ‘non uniform’ items (eg: hoodies and windcheaters) will be asked to swap the item for a suitable replacement to wear. They can then swap these back at the end of the day.
What happens if my child is unable to be in uniform on a particular day?
If there is a legitimate reason for your child being out of uniform parents will need to advise the teacher via email or note on the day.
Thank you for your support.
The last day of this term marks the first celebration for the House with the students who have earned the most tokens and wristbands as part of the SWPBS acknowledgment system. It has been fantastic to see students and staff getting behind the framework by working together towards the common goal of creating a safe, engaging and inclusive learning environment. The winning house will be announced at the start of next week (I hope it’s my house!) however everyone needs to be congratulated!
NAIDOC Week Celebrations
NAIDOC celebrations are held around Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year NAIDOC week runs from the 3rd -10th of July, the second week of the school holidays. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. To find out more about NAIDOC week celebrations, including the history, Award recipients and local events please visit the website at www.naidoc.org.au
World Environment Day Congratulations
Congratulations to our whole school community for showing support of our Environment by participating in World Environment Day on June 5th. The day was full of great enthusiasm with activities implemented across the school which our Senior Environment Leaders and Year 5/6 Green Gang leaders planned.