Important Dates - May
- 22nd - Secondary Divisional Cross Country
- 23rd - Primary 4-6 PCC Athletics Carnival
- 24th - Indonesian Poetry Competition
- 24th - Year 1/2 Green Gang- Wyndham Council Waste Audit
- 25th - Secondary PCC Athletics Carnival
- 26th - Year 8 Sport
- 30th May-1st June - Book Fair
- 30th - Year 9 Sport
Important Dates - June
- 1st - Second Hand Uniform Sale 8:15-9:15am and 2:45-3:15pm
- 2nd - Subway Lunch Day
- 2nd - Cooking class for parents 1:30-3pm
Payments for next fortnight’s book fair will be credit card or online payments only this year. We are using a new company, Scholastic. You may know them already via our monthly book clubs.
If you are confused or have any questions please call or see Mrs Faust in the library.
We are also desperate for volunteers. So far it is only me and one other volunteer. If you can help please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me at the College on 8348 7106.
Dates again are Tues May 30th, Weds May 31st and Thurs June 1st. Sessions are before school from 8.15-8.50am and after school from 3pm onwards.
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.
Engagement and Wellbeing
Please click read more to find out about PCC Engagement and Wellbeing information and events including:
- SWPBS Congratulations to Middleton!
- Marvelous Monday Mornings
- Must Attend May
- YMCA Program for Curriculum Day
- Student Safety
- CSEF Application reminder
- Counselling Support
- Social Media Challenges
Whole College News and Events
This year Education Week in Victoria is from May 21-May 27th with the theme of “Healthy mind, healthy body”. With this theme in mind, we at Point Cook College have decided to postpone our Education Week celebrations until the last week of term, from June 26th-39th. There is a very good reason for this. We have a big social conscience project that will encompass the last two weeks of the term and beyond that include all students and their families. As the term rolls on, more information will be shared and our thinking will become clearer.
Australian Maths Competition 2017
Point Cook College students are invited to participate in the Australian Mathematics Competition. Interested students have the opportunity to compete against thousands of budding Mathematicians across Australia, demonstrating their mathematical skills and sharing in prizes and awards (high distinctions, distinctions & credits). This competition gives our mathematically minded students an opportunity to compare their knowledge and skills against their peers across Australia.
The competition is accessible to all students from Years 3 to 9. There is an emphasis on problem solving which is a valuable life skill. There are 30 questions on each test allowing 60 minutes for Primary students and 75 minutes for Secondary students.
The AMC also offers an online practice program called GetSet AMC. This course contains a variety of practice scenarios that students are able to use in preparation for the competition. Access to GetSet is an additional $2.00.
Details of this event are:
Date: Thursday the 27th of July, 2017 Cost: $6.50 AMC only + $2.00 for GetSet (optional)
If your child is interested in participating in this activity please send the Expression of Interest form available on our website or attached here to your Homeroom Teacher to request a permission form. Payment is required when the permission form is returned.
Expression of Interest forms need to be returned BEFORE Monday May 29th 2017.
Student Engagement Programs Co-ordinator
P-4 News and Events
Blanket Collection for Blanket Melbourne
Some students in 2V have started to organise a blanket collection for homeless people. We are asking the Point Cook community for blanket donations, which we will then donate to a not-for-profit organisation, Blanket Melbourne. The hope of Blanket Melbourne is to provide a warm, clean blanket to every homeless person in Melbourne. We are asking for new and used blankets and sleeping bags. Unfortunately, we cannot accept crocheted blankets or doona covers. We will also be collecting new socks and beanies. There is going to be a collection bin at the office.
Jack, Brandon, Ashlee and Siyona 2V
Please click read more to find out about the following Community News:
- PCC Parents and Friends Association
- Walk and Wheel Wednesdays
- Mother’s Day Stall
- Cooking Classes for PCC Parents
- The Great Book Swap
EAL & Community Partnerships Leader
People of PCC
Junior School Captains
This week we would like to introduce you to our Year 4 Junior College Captains, Stavros and Emily.
EAL & Community Partnerships Leader
Upcycle Week 2017
The Senior Environmental Leaders planned and ran an Upcycle week workshop for the 5-9 students.
The team began planning for this event late last year and is part of achieving our school’s ResourceSmart School’s Waste module.
To plan this we had to collect old clothes, create timetables and allocate jobs to everyone. Students booked in for workshops, made badges, jeans pockets for mobile phones or bags, T-Shirt bags/rugs, glove teddy bears and even held a fashion show where they got to create their own outfits using upcycled clothing. We would like to thank everyone who participated in this event, and we hope all who attended had fun and learnt something new about upcycling. Everything that was made by the students will be sold at the twilight market later this year, where the environmental leaders will have a stall.
Alannah Rechichi and Ava Howard
Senior Environmental Leadership team
Next week we will be holding the Annual PCC Athletics House Carnivals at the VU Athletics Track. The Primary (Years 4-6) Carnival is on Tuesday 23rd of May and the Secondary (Years 7-9) is Thursday 25th of May. Our attending students are invited to come dressed representing the house that they are part of, with extra house points going to those who dress best. Students need to be prepared for cold weather and dress appropriately for participating in their events, along with ensuring they have plenty of food for the day out. Parents are welcome come down and support their child on the day.
Amy van Braam
AFL Umpiring at MCG and ETIHAD
Following on from their umpire training 2 weeks ago, our Years 7-9 students were incredibly lucky to take to the big stages in AFL Football last weekend and umpired their very first AFL Auskick match. They were able to get a taste of the real thing. They represented our College with pride as they showcased their Leadership and Communication skills to the young Auskickers, parents and spectators. Please click read more to find out all about it.
Performing Arts News
Year 6 Cabaret
POINT COOK P-9 COLLEGE YEAR 6 PERFORMING ARTS STUDENTS PRESENT
A CABARET SHOW
WEDNESDAY JUNE 21st 2017
7PM @ ENCORE EVENTS CENTRE
80 Derrimut Rd Hoppers Crossing
TICKETS ON SALE UNTIL 7/6/17
$20 EACH (includes light supper)
Download the flyer here.
SEUSSICAL JR NEWSl
Our fabulous cast has been busy rehearsing over the past few weeks and the show is looking and sounding amazing!
Tickets will go on sale on Monday the 22nd of May and will be 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