Important Dates - August 2018
- 14th - Point Cook Senior Course Counselling
- 16th - Year 8 Winter Sport
- 16th - Aladdin Jr Musical Reheasals (cast only) 1:30-4:15pm
- 17th - District Athletics - Primary
- 19th - Aladdin Jr Rehearsal
- 20th - Aladdin Jr Musical Reheasals
- 21st – Melbourne Experience begins (daily until August 27th)
- 21st - Year 6 Wyndham Youth Services Tours
- 23rd - Indonesian visitors-SMP1 arrive(daily until August 27)
- 24th - Book Day
- 26th - Tournament of the Minds
- 27th - Aladdin Jr Rehearsal
- 28th – Indonesian SMP1-Healesville Camp
- 28th - Secondary Hobsons Bay Division Athletics
- 31st - Indonesian homestay and farewell dinner
2018 Homestay for Bali Students
We are looking forward to the arrival of the staff and students from our Indonesian partnership school SMP1 Singaraja.
They arrive on August 23, spend a few days with their host families and at the College before heading off to an eagerly awaited camp at Healesville. We are really looking forward to learning about the culture of Indonesia and sharing our own culture with our visitors. Most of all we are looking forward to the friendships that will develop.
The Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s National eSmart Week September 2 - 8
The web is a great place to learn, be creative and stay connected. However, with one in five young Australians found to have been cyber bullied – and the many other challenges young people face online – it’s important we invest in giving our community the skills they need to be responsible digital citizens.
That’s why Point Cook P-9 College is participating in the Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s National eSmart Week along with hundreds of other communities, to show our commitment to building an eSmart Australia.
There will be many activities for students to do throughout the week, which our PCC eLeaders will be running. Stay tuned for more information closer to the date.
National Tree Planting Day for Schools
Congratulations to 2G and Year 9 Garden pathways students for their hard work on Schools’ Tree Planting day. The year 9 Garden pathways group did an outstanding job at pre-digging holes for the Year 2s to plant their shrubs. Students planted over forty native plants into garden beds inside the fence on Tom Roberts Pde. We also have over fifty more plants going into garden beds around the agora and the Year 1/ 2 area in the next month. A special thanks also to Des, Sarah and Will from Warringa Park school for their assistance on the day. The plants were selected to attract or native birds which have increased in the school grounds in dramatic numbers the last couple of years.
Sleeping Mats created and donated to Onevoice
In support of the homeless, Environmental Leaders have created sleeping mats and pet mats from plastic plarn. The plarn was made by many students across the school from the school’s subway bags and donated plastic bags and crocheted into sleeping mats for the homeless by some of our dedicated year 5/6 Green Gang Environmental leaders. This proved to be an outstanding project helping those in need in our community and dealt with a plastic bag problem in an innovative way. The mats are to be handed over to the not-for-profit organization, Onevoice during National Homelessness week.
A very special thanks to Savanah, Sienna and Amanda from our Mags Green Gang and Carol Rafferty from the Western Plarners Workshop on their leadership and hard work on this project.
Community Action Project Team
Ms Cairns is taking a group of year 1s and 2s to take part in a variety of community action projects around the school this semester. This term students are working on a small garden area and will be designing some structural features for this garden. Aadi donated a small bird feeder he worked on for his own action project. Aadi was very proud of his work for the environment.
Junior Green Gang Kids teaching Kids Conference
Thank you to Mrs Van Hulst on her hard work preparing the junior Green Gang for their first Kids Teaching Kids conference coming up on Tuesday September the 4th. Students are preparing to present a workshop on waste and are working hard towards their goal. More news in coming weeks
Environmental Science teacher / Sustainability Coordinator
Extra Curricular Activities
AUSTRALIAN MATHS COMPETITION
Over 260 students from Years 3-9 participated in the Australian Mathematics Competition this week. Congratulations to all who participated. Results will be delivered to the College from the Australian Mathematics trust later this year. We will distribute results to parents as soon as they arrive.
Please click the ‘Read More’ button below to read about the following Community News Items:
Second Hand Uniform Sale
Active Travel Program
Community Gardening Group
City West Taekwondo are running sessions at the College click below for more information
North Melbourne FC are running Active Boys and girls clinics at Point Cook Senior Click on the link below for more details
Active boys and girls at Point Cook .
Community Partnerships Leader
Premier’s Reading Challenge
We have roughly 3 weeks till the challenge finishes on the 31st of August. This differs slightly from the date given on the website as I need to be able to verify books etc and no further data can be entered after the date on the website. Remember to log all your books on and to mark them as finished.
Super readers who have completed the challenge this fortnight are : Hargun Kumar of 1C, Mir Rizvi and Samson Huang of 3D, Chithira Wetthasinghe of 3F, Jasmita Kuhaluri of 4E, Itumeleng Makola of 56D, Aiman Rahman of 56E and Yeju Lee from 56N. Congratulations to those students on meeting the challenge.