Important Dates - April 2018
- 30th - Aladdin Jr Musical Reheasals (cast only) 1:30-4:15pm
Important Dates - May 2018
- 1st - Indonesian Kasti Incursion
- 1st - House Assembly 2-3pm
- 2nd - WMR Softball Intermediate Finals (Year 9 girls team)
- 2nd - College AGM 6-6:30pm
- 2nd - College Council 7-8pm
- 3rd - College Tour 10-11am
- 3rd - Aladdin Jr Musical Reheasals (cast only) 1:30-4:15pm
- 7th - PCC Athletics Carnival - Year 7-9
- 7th - Aladdin Jr Musical Reheasals (cast only) 1:30-4:15pm
- 8th - Digital Photography Excursion Melbourne CBD
- 8th - District Cross Country Year 4-6 (selected students)
- 8th - Regional Indonesian Speech Competition
- 8th - Year 8 Sports (Girls Netball & Boys Football)
- 9th-10th - Mother's Day Stall
- 9th - Camp Quality Puppet Show for Prep-Year 2 students
- 10th - Aladdin Jr Musical Reheasals (cast only) 1:30-4:15pm
- 11th - Year 9 Theatre Pathway excursion to MTC
- 11th - Subway Lunch Day
- 11th - Prep-Year 2 Mother's Day Afternoon 2-3pm
All school photographs have now been completed and you will be notified on your COMPASS newsfeed when prints are available. This includes class photos, individual and family/sibling photographs. If you have any enquiries about photographs please direct them to ‘School Snaps’ on 8640 9640.
Second Hand Uniform Sale
Tuesday 1st of May
8.15 - 9.15 am and 2.30 - 3-15 pm
The sale will be held in a portable near the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden. You enter through the pedestrian gate on Tom Roberts Parade near the garden.
Please note that we can only take cash payments. Items are $5-$10 each. We don't have all items of the uniform available in all sizes as it depends on the donations that we receive. If you have any items of uniform, (with no holes please) that you no longer need and would like to donate to our sale, please drop them off at the office. All of the money raised will assist families in need with their uniforms.
The next uniform sale will be held Tuesday 5th June.
Point Cook P-9 College is excited to offer the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program to all students.
School Banking day is Tuesday. Each week you need to hand your wallet to your teacher or at the office.
Engagement and Wellbeing News
Please click read more to find out about PCC Engagement and Wellbeing information and events including:
- Creating a Positive Climate for Learning
- Student Eye Checks
Extra Curricular Activities
The 2018 Mark Wilson Dromkeen Young Author/Illustrator Award
Please click the read more link to find out about the Mark Wilson story writing competition for students in Years 3-8.
2018 Consumer Art Competition
You are invited to participate in the Mental Health Month Consumer Art Competition.
First prize - $1000
Second Prize - $500
Third Prize - $250
First prize artwork will be featured on the Mental Health Month 2018 poster distributed throughout Victoria. Prizes awarded at the launch of Mental Health Month 8th October 2018 Melbourne.
Entrants may submit up to two art works as paintings, drawings, mosaics, photos, computerised images or other art mediums which can be displayed
Art works MUST be an original piece by the entrant and suitable for photographic reproduction on a poster and must be capable of being hung for exhibition. The judges will favour works with a positive message about mental health.
To enter read the terms and conditions of entry and complete the entry form and mail or deliver it together with your entry fee and artwork to:
Mental Health Foundation Australia
Suite J 450 Chapel Street
South Yarra VIC 3141
Ph: 03 9826 1422
CLOSING DATE : 18th May 2018 5.00pm
P-6 News and Events
Please click on the links below to download the Term 2 P-6 Learning Overviews/Snapshots:
Prep-Year 2 Mother's Day Afternoon
On Friday the 11th of May at 2pm we are holding a Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 Mothers Day special afternoon. Mothers are invited to come to their child’s homeroom for an afternoon of pampering and fun! If you are a mother with more than one child in the P-2 area you are welcome to spend the afternoon with all of your children and visit each homeroom together. We understand that it is sometimes not possible for Mums to attend on the day so in this case we welcome another special person or family friend to attend with your child. If you have any further questions or concerns please talk to your child’s homeroom teacher.
Camp Quality P-2 Puppet Show
On Wednesday the 9th of May students from year Prep to year two will be watching a puppet show by the childrens charity ‘Camp Quality’. This puppet show is designed to help support children living with cancer or children closely affected through a family member having the illness. It is aimed at explaining the illness to students in an age appropriate manner, creating a safe and supportive environment for those students impacted by Cancer. Teachers will be provided with support and resources to assist students with their understandings and questions prior to and following the puppet show. We encourage all parents to have a look at the program by following the link below:
Please note that as Camp Quality is a not-for-profit charity there is no cost involved for your child to attend the puppet show. However, Camp Quality relies heavily on donations in order to keep their programs running and we would encourage our families to make a gold coin donation on the day, which will be collected by homeroom teachers.
Any further questions regarding this puppet show can be directed to Rachel Wallace (Prep Neighbourhood Leader) or Natasha Caras (Year 1/ 2 Neighbourhood Leader).
Rachel Wallace and Natasha Caras
YMCA Car Park
We would like to remind our families that the YMCA carpark is only for the families using their service. Families are asked to park their cars in an alternative location so that YMCA families can safely drop off and collect their children.
We would like you to consider using our Active Travel Paths instead of regularly driving to and from school. The paths were installed last year after we were selected to be involved in the Wyndham Council Active Travel Schools Program. You may have noticed the signs on the footpath showing your children the way to walk to school and also reminding them to ‘Stop, Look, Listen and Think,’ before they cross the road.
The paths start at local reserves which are only a short distance from our College. Most of our families live in these areas which are within walking distance of PCC! By using the paths, not only will we help to reduce the number of cars on the roads around our College but we will also have a positive impact on the environment.
The purple Active Travel Path will lead you to the reserve on Florey Ave.
The blue Active Travel path will take you along Tom Roberts Parade to Sidney Nolan Reserve.
The orange Active Travel path leads to the reserve on Pritchard Walk and also passes through the reserve on Breasley Parkway which is closer to the College.
To access the purple and orange paths please use the School Crossing on Tom Roberts Parade. To follow the blue path please follow the markers on the footpath from the traffic lights on the corner of Tom Roberts Parade and Boardwalk Boulevard.
You may like to either walk your children to and from school along the paths or use these locations as a drop of and pick up point to meet your children. If you do need to drive, there are lots of opportunities to park your car along the paths. This will allow you to safely and legally park your car to drop off and pick up your children.
We would like to encourage families to actively travel to and from school as part of a healthy lifestyle. We ask that parents assist their children to learn how to safely cross the road by teaching them how to use traffic lights and School Crossings.
Thank you for your support.
Please click more to read about the following Community News:
- The Entertainment Book Fundraiser
- Mother’s Day Stall
- PFA meetings
- Subway lunch order dates
- Community Gardening Group
Community Partnerships Leader
2018 Cyber Safety Day
Term 2 has started bigger and better this year with the college celebrating its annual whole school Cyber Safety Day on Wednesday 18th April. All classes from around the school participated on the day from Preps learning about the internet and receiving their iPad licenses to year 8 and 9 students engaged in an amazing Dot Com workshop from the team at Project Rockit.
Check out how the day went on the College Blog.
Migratory Shorebirds Project – Year 2
This term Year Two students will have the chance to meet and work with Melbourne artist Kate Gorringe Smith, who is well known for her linocut prints of migratory shorebirds and is currently leading a migratory shorebird project called 'The Overwintering' project. At school our work with Kate is part of a cross curricular project which includes Environmental Science, Art and Literacy. In Term 3 we will be holding an exhibition of student’s migratory shorebird stories, poems and art. We are all looking forward to spending time with Kate and sharing her knowledge and stories of migratory shorebirds.
Environmental Leaders News
On Friday the 20th of April, Werribee Zoo education officers Yvette and Kirsty presented the zoo’s model for implementing campaigns to assist wildlife to our Year 5- 9 Environmental Leaders. The session was a pilot for the zoo to present to students and was highly engaging for all. Students learnt what barriers to action could be and strategies to engage the community in positive action for the environment. Yvette and Kirsty presented our students with a tool kit of strategies for working on action campaigns at school. Students will be trialling some of these strategies in the coming weeks.
More Zoo News – Take Action
They’re calling on you – Mobile phone collection station
Point Cook College will be once again collecting mobile phones to donate to the zoo for recycling as part of a Zoo campaign to support the plight of gorillas. This campaign has been running for a long time and we are reintroducing it at Point Cook College. Just drop your old mobile phone in the collection bin near the office. When the bin is full the Zoo officers will collect the bin.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
Congratulations must go to this fortnight’s successful challengers who have conquered the demands of the challenge:
Milla Cooper 1A, Megan Wong 3A, Zoe Jefferies 3D, Aveer Singh 3G, Isabella Scott 3G, Aaron Victoria 3H, Jeremiah Matamua 4A, Sakshat Dasar 4B, Rodney Tang 4C, Pari Bang 4F, Peter Jefferies 56I, Donovan Centofanti 56J and Ann Antony Thaliath 56N.
2018 PCC Book Fair - Parent Help
On the 5-7th of June we will be holding our annual book fair. For this fair to be held I will need help from parents. The fair will be open before school from 8.30-8.50 and after school from 3.00-3.45 on those three days. If you are able to do one or more times please either see Mrs. Faust in the library, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 8348 7106. All help desperately needed.
Junior Indonesian News
Sometimes parents ask me what their child needs to do for Indonesian homework. My answer would always be provide more comprehensible input! You can do this easily by subscribing and watching my youtube channel.
Please read more by clicking the following link:
Aladdin Jr News
ALADDIN JR - COSTUMES
The school musical team are looking for enthusiastic parents to help out with costumes for the Aladdin Jr extravaganza! Unfortunately we are limited in this area and are in need of some expertise. There are lots of jobs to be done - from making costumes from scratch to smaller alterations.
If you can sew and are interested in helping out please email Loretta Cachia, email@example.com or contact the college.
Performing Arts Teacher
Autumn in the Garden
We are now into Autumn and the weather is starting to represent that which we are familiar with, cool nights and warm days. This is the perfect time for planting. The weather is mild but not too cold. By getting in your plants now, it lets them get settled into the ground which is still warm enough to stimulate root growth, and then when spring comes around they can just take off and start putting on new growth. Enjoy the garden and this beautiful weather.