From The Principal's Desk
Welcome back to school. In particular a very warm welcome to the number of new families that have joined us.
As you can imagine I am very pleased to be appointed as the new Principal of this great College. I look forward to continue working with the community to ensure Point Cook College is the best it can be for our students.
In Term 4 we welcome Ms Lauren Schirmer who comes to us from Melton West PS. Ms Schirmer will work with the Year 8 team and then take over from Ms Kelly when she commences her family leave. We also welcome back Ms Tabetha Taylor from family leave who is replacing Sarah Myers in the PE Department for the remainder of the year. Ms Vanessa Jalovec is also returning from family leave and has replaced Ms Lisa Ramsdale in Year 4.
Furthermore, we welcome back Mr Dave Simpson, Ms Kat Hamilton and Ms Megan Blackman who have all been on extended leave.
Cyber Safety week
We begin term 4 with Cyber Safety Week. Our school vision is ‘creating tomorrow today' and in regards to technology this means creating responsible and safe digital citizens. The impact of cyber bullying and online crime can have devastating effects on individuals, family and friends. I urge you to take the time to engage as a family and discuss how you are going to promote Cyber safety at home. The focus of this week is to empower students to speak out against cyber bullying and also to provide strategies to identify, prevent and deal with online danger.
New School Crossing
Late last term the local government installed a new school pedestrian crossing on Ponsford Drive. Using the crossing is NOT optional. It is there to ensure pedestrians can cross safely and to alert drivers that school children are around. There are many students and parents that continue to cross the road a few meters away totally ignoring the crossing. That section of the road has a slight curve and furthermore some parents are still double parking making visibility of pedestrians difficult. Please do the right thing and set the right example. Please click on this link to a family friendly sheet (School Crossing Link)
I wish everyone a great term.
Assistant Principal News P-4
This is just a reminder to all parents that term 4 is a summer term and it is expected that all children wear hats during recess, lunch as well as Physical Education. Thank you for helping us in this regard.
Near the end of last term, all prep students received an envelope from the school nurse. She will soon start her visits to the College and we would like those forms returned to the College as soon as possible please. If you have misplaced the form, please see Ms Kylie Whitecross, who will be able to arrange for you to receive another form.
In four weeks time, we will be beginning our three week Prep Transition Program. This is for preps that will be starting in 2016. If you have not enrolled a prep child for next year, please do so as soon as possible. At the end of last term transition notes were sent to all parents who have enrolled prep students for next year. These notes need to be returned by the 16th October 2015, so as we can plan for and prepare our prep transition program. If you have not returned these important notes to school, please do so as soon as it is possible.
Assistant Principal P-4
Assistant Principal News 5-9
Welcome to Term 4 and it is a HUGE one! We have four camps, transition for over 200 children, several parent information sessions, the preparation for the expansion of our 1:1 iPad program, our College Graduation, reports and all the end of year activities. Things to know for this term include:
- Year 5 Parent Information Night
- Wearing our Uniform
- Orientation Day
- Year 9s – have you enrolled in Year 10 yet?
- If you are leaving our College