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Point Cook College

No 10, July 2018

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

Principal News

From The Principal's Desk

Welcome back to Term 3. It was great seeing students return from the break energised for another engaging semester at Point Cook P-9 College.
I would like to welcome the numerous new families that have joined us this term.  We hope your association with our College is positive.  I am always amazed when I look at our enrolment data and how we enrol students from all over the world.  We are truly a multicultural school.  I know that you will be warmly welcomed by this great community.   I would also like to welcome the following staff to our College.

  • Mrs Janelle Freeman who joins the Year 5/6 team following family leave absence.
  • Ms Jacklyn Phillips who joins our Science Team
  • Ms Gabrielle Minett who joins our 7/9 Team
  • Mr John Giarusso who joins our ICT Support team
  • Mrs Gayathri Surath who also joins our ICT support team

In this newsletter you will receive teaching and learning overviews for term 3.  Please take the time to discuss these with your children.

Parent Teacher Interviews

On Tuesday we conducted Parent teacher interviews with a focus on Semester 1 outcomes. It was great to see so many parents and guardians in attendance. Parent teacher meetings are a wonderful opportunity to discuss future learning plans. I urge all parents to ensure they download academic reports from compass and discuss them with students with a focus on improvement.

Aladdin Junior – The Musical
The College community is very excited about our upcoming musical production Aladdin Jr. As Principal I am proud of the extraordinary effort by staff, parents and students who have committed to ensuring an outstanding performance.
I urge the community to make the effort to support the musical by attending one of the three shows on Friday 7th September and Saturday the 8th of September. Great schools are built around community participation. Your children may well be inspired by the possibility of being part of future productions. If last years production is an indication, I can guarantee you will be entertained and leave proud of our achievement. I hope to see you there!

Attitudes to school results

Every year the Department of Education surveys all students from Year 4 to year 12 across the state of Victoria.

I am really pleased that our results have improved across the board. 
Please click here to see the results in the form a graph.  What you should note is the improvement from 2017 which is denoted by the black line. 
These results will be shared and discussed with all students in years 4 to 9.

Please click here to access the graph

Enrolments for 2019

Lastly it is that time of year that we begin planning for next year. We ask that you advise us as soon as possible if you intend to leave PCC in 2019. Furthermore, please do not wait to seek enrolment for other children.The more accurate we are in enrolment numbers the better prepared we will be to start the year. Ms Sonia Falcone in the School Administration Team is the best person to contact regarding enrolment

Have a sensational fortnight ahead.

Frank Vetere

College Principal

Teaching and Learning

Assistant Principal News P-6

Please click on the Read More button to read about the following things that are happening in the P-6 community.

  • We are Learners
  • We are Respectful
  • We are Responsible
  • We are Safe

Lizzie Tout

Assistant Principal P-6

Assistant Principal News 7-9

Please click on the Read More button to read about the following things that are happening in the 7-9 community.

  • We are Learners
  • We are Respectful
  • We are Responsible
  • We are Safe

Nathan Gage

Assistant Principal 7-9

Engagement and Wellbeing 

Assistant Principal Wellbeing News

Creating a positive climate for learning impacts a wide range of outcomes for students including health and wellbeing, motivation to learn and achieve and academic performance. School Wide Positive Behaviour practices are firmly embedded in our culture, which we promote by valuing our expected behaviours of; We are Learners; We are Responsible; We are Respectful; We are Safe

This year we are introducing two more key elements in the Positive Climate domain which will support all students to develop academically, socially and emotionally within a safe and inclusive learning environment.

Please click on the Read More button to read about the following things that are happening in the  Wellbeing area

  • Berry St Education Model
  • Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships 
  • Year 7/8 Space Camp 2019
  • Uniform Blitz
  • Acrylic Nails
  • Semper Dental Visits

Have a fabulous fortnight everyone!

    Robyn Fincher

    Assistant Principal Wellbeing


    Important Dates - July 2018

    • 31st - Canberra Tour Information Night

    Important Dates - August 2018

    • 1st - College Council
    • 1st - MS Read-a-thon begins
    • 2nd - Prep 100 Days of school
    • 2nd - College Disco
    • 6th - 7/8 Space Camp Parent Meeting
    • 8th - Year 4 Camp - Parent Information Evening 
    • 8th - Wyndham Student Representative Committee Excursion
    • 9th - Australian Maths Competition begins
    • 9th - Year 3 Camp - Parent Information Evening

    Library News

    Successful Premier’s Reading Challengers

    This newsletter sees a host of new successful challengers. Congratulations to these thirsty readers:

    Anushka Kakoty 1E, The whole tremendous classes of 2D and 2F, Keerat Singh 3A, Leon Gaitanis 3D, Aykamjot Dhillon 3H, Ruby Koningen 4A, Lizzy Pretorius 56M, Isaiah Niu 56B, Bo Yu Cao 56E and Sienna Lee 56J. What a superb effort. Don’t forget the challenge finishes on August 30 so get those books logged and marked as finished. Let’s see how many successful challengers we can get this year.

    Sonja Faust

    P-6 News and Events

    Learning Overviews 

    Please click on the links below to download the Term 3 P-6 Learning Overviews:

    7-9 News and Events

    Please click on the links below to download the Term 1 7-9 Learning Overviews:

    Prep News and Events

    Prep Enrolments for 2019 

    We are now accepting enrolments for Prep 2019. Please ensure that if you have a child commencing in Prep at Point Cook P-9 College in 2019 you collect an enrolment booklet from the main office. Important information regarding our transition program will be released to families this term. Please ensure you have completed the enrolment process so your child can take part in this valuable transition.

    100 Days of School 

    On Thursday the 2nd of August the Preps will be celebrating their 100th day at school. Students are invited to come to school dressed in the totally random theme of the disco, for example wearing a crazy hairstyle, clothes that don’t match, odd socks etc.. Preps will finish off the day at the P-2 disco in the last session. To ensure your child is able to attend the disco, please make sure you provide $2 by the 30th of July.

    Rachel Wallace

    Grade 5/6 News and Events

    Grade 5/6 Canberra Information night

    On Tuesday 31st July we will be holding a compulsory information evening for all families who have a student attending the Canberra Tour. Essential information will be provided. It is important that one parent or carer from each family attend. Children are not required to attend. The evening will begin at 7.00pm promptly in the gymnasium. We ask that you start arriving from 6.45pm so that we can have you sign in. Another information night will be held late in Term 3 prior to departure - this will provide different information.

    Please note that all payments should have been finalised on Friday 27th July.  

    Julie Ryan

    Community News

    The North Melbourne is running an Active Boys & Active Girls Multi-Sport Program;
    • Multisport is an after school program for Yrs 7-9 @ Point Cook Senior
    • This program is run through The Huddle which is the North Melbourne Football Club Not-for-profit community engagement organisation who work with youth of diverse backgrounds
    For more information contact Steph on 0490 381 572 or
    Please click here to access the flyer

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