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Point Cook College

No 10, June 2015

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

Principal News

From The Principal's Desk

I hope everyone is well and keeping warm during the winter months. With only one week to go before the end of the Semester there is a great deal to celebrate and be proud of. I look forward to seeing many parents at the end of Semester Prep-4 and 5-9 community assemblies. If you have an opportunity please make time to visit the newly established garden areas and synthetic turf around the Year 3 and 4 neighbourhood. In this edition I ask you to read on to find out about a vacancy on the College Council, the newly ratified Parent Grievance Policy and an invitation to become involved in state wide consulation regarding ' The Education State'. As this is the last newsletter for the Term, I wish everyone a great and well deserved break.


Assistant Principal News P-4

In my newsletter article this week, I am covering these two exciting events:

  • Prep to Year 4 Assembly
  • MS Readathon


  • Assistant Principal News 5-9

    The year 5 – 9 students are keen to share their term’s work with you next Thursday. We will start at 2:00pm and you are assured of an entertaining afternoon of student celebration. I was privileged to witness the work of our year 5 coding students last week as well as the performances from our year 9 Performing Arts group. If these are any indication the assembly will be fabulous indeed. The assembly will be held in the Gym.

Administration

Important Dates - June

  • 25th 5-9 Community Assembly
  • 25th Prep Assembly
  • 26th P-4 Community Assembly
  • 26th Subway Lunch
  • Last day of term 2

Important Dates - July

  • 17th Reports available on parent portal
  • 23rd P-4 Parent teacher interviews
  • 24th National tree planting day


PCC Social Media

Are you following us on Facebook or Twitter? If you havent already noticed we are really ramping up our presence on socal media. We have had over 170 likes on our Facebook page in the past week. Why wait for a fortnightly newsletter when you can get it on our blogs and social media as it happens.


PCCTV Episode 10

Our latest episode of PCCTV is now avaiable for you to watch on Vimeo, YouTube, iTunes or our website. How will you watch it? 

Click here to watch it.


Assessment & Reporting

Reporting To Parents

P-4 Parent teacher interviews are scheduled for Thursday 23rd July between 3.10 and 7pm.

P-9 Mid Year Reports will be accessible via the parent portal on Friday 17th July.

To book for P-4 parent teacher interviews and to access Mid Year Reports for all students via the parent portal you will need to use your family log on information provided previously. New families to the College (including Preps) should receive their portal information over the next two weeks. Interviews for students in Years 5 – 9 will take place mid Semester on Thursday 17th September. If you are having difficulties logging on to our Parent Portal i.e. forgotten passwords etc. Please email our tech dept parentportal@pcc.vic.edu.au



5-9 News & Events

Year 9 Melbourne Experience

The Melbourne Experience this week has shown our students worthy of a ‘behind the scene’ look at the Melbourne Aquarium. The questioning and incredible focus on the exhibition from our year 9 students attracted the attention of Aquarium staff during the Melbourne Experience.


Year 5 Melbourne Zoo Excursion

On Wednesday the 27th of May the Year 5 students and teachers travelled to the Melbourne Zoo. This was a great opportunity for students as they learnt about a variety of different animals and their habitats. At school, in Humanities, students are currently learning about animal adaptations which links nicely to our excursion to the zoo. It was fantastic to see and hear how much all students enjoyed their experience at the Melbourne Zoo.


Year 9 Dance And Theatre Pathways Performance

"On the 12th of June the Year 9 Dance group performed the dances they had been working this semester. It was a crazy hectic day. It went past in a blur but every moment was memorable. There were moments of panic and moments of glory.....


Spell Master - Riva Dubey

Congratulations to Riva Dubey of grade 5 for achieving first place in the Junior Division of the 2015 Round 5 competition of Spellmasters Australia. On Sunday, June 14, Riva won the Macquarie Dictionary first place prize and earned a place in the Junior Grand final at the end of the year.


Sports Report

Year 6 Sport

Last Friday we had 50 year 6 students represent the college at the year 6 sport gala days. The students performed at their best with two out of a possible 4 team progressing to the next level as victors.


Year 7 Sport

This term, 40 students across year 7 have represented the college in the sports of Badminton, Soccer and Netball. For all the details, click the read more button.


Year 8 Sport

It was Tuesday the 16th of June when the year 8 soccer and badminton students competed against the other schools in the area at the divisional championships.


Regional Cross Country

On Thursday the 11th of June, 12 students represented the college at the Regional Cross Country Finals. Who is PCC's best Cross Country runner? Hit the read more button for details


Sustainability News

World Environment Day – Share to Be Aware

On World Environment Day year 5-9s were given the opportunity to create a documentary about one of our local animals. Congratulations to Chloe Harrison, Codie Zander, Jemi Banson and Yuri Seo on their winning video on the Southern Earless Dragon. Enjoy watching it on our 5-9 blog !!


Sustainabilty Reminders

  • Rubish reduction day for Preps - year 4 is every Wednesday
  • Year three and four Green Gang are collecting scores for the winning classes who will win a class prize at the end of each of term.


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