Assistant Principal 7-9 News

  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017
  • Rachel Wood

This is the final newsletter item for 2017! What a year it has been, with so many amazing achievements to reflect on and celebrate over the break. We have had a number of amazing events happening across 7-9 over the last couple of weeks.

POCOFEST was an absolute smash hit, breaking all PCC Box Office records! It was an awesome effort by everyone involved, from the movie makers to the staff who work tirelessly to pull it all together. Massive congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to seeing you all on the red carpet in Hollywood!

YEAR 9 CAMP was as expected… Unreal! There couldn’t be a better way to roll into the final week of Year 9 than to spend 3 days in an amazing location with some amazing people. Our camp program, including Lake Dewar, is up there with the best programs around. What makes it work is the participation of our students, the more students who attend the better it gets! Our Year 7 students will have received some information preparing for the Year 8 camp early in 2018. We would love to see record attendance at all camps in 2018.

Our annual STEP UP DAY was another success, with current year 6, 7 and 8 students spending the day in their 2018-year level. So many nerves, muddled up with so much excitement. 2018 is going to be awesome.

We are preparing for some major changes to the structure of 7-9 in 2018. As mentioned during the parent forums, earlier this term, we are looking to raise the bar even higher. With students working with different teachers for English and Mathematics through the year. Students will be learning to transition more regularly between learning spaces, to maximise the use of our facilities. This is a great opportunity for students work with a broader range of teachers and students who can collectively have an impact on learning. For more information on the changes to the 7-9 program, please feel free to contact me.

Whilst we are on 2018. Next year is going to have a very unique situation, where for the first time in our College’s history our student body will be led by three extraordinary young women. Following a gruelling recruitment process, these three girls demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and we are extremely proud of the appointment of Victoria Bel, Jemma Tapp and Ella Pettigrove as the 2018 College Captains. Congratulations girls!

“The College Captaincy role has been a sought-after position throughout the school and after a lengthy and tough process we have been selected as College Captains for 2018. We are extremely grateful for this opportunity to make a difference and influence great change in our school community. We’re excited to share our many ideas and suggestions to the leadership groups and faculty members at PCC. Our former College Captains have achieved a great amount and have set a high standard that we hope to meet and exceed. We look forward to seeing you all in 2018 and start our journey as College Captains.” – Jemma, Victoria & Ella.

In our final week, we still have some great activities happening across the school. Year 7’s will be off to The Sun Theatre to see ‘Wonder’. The Year 8’s will enjoy some movies and pizza for their celebration.

And last, but not least, we will get to formally acknowledge and congratulate our graduating Year 9 class of 2017 on Tuesday the 19th of December. It is sure going to be a memorable event, filled with tears, laughter, memories and some pretty cool dance moves.

To our graduating 2017 Year 9’s:

We trust that you look back on your time at Point Cook P-9 fondly. Reflecting on all the effort that you put into your learning, friendships and our entire community. Reminiscing about your time here, whether it be getting lost in the city during My Melbourne Experience or composing that poem that brought tears to those who heard it! The next stage of your learning journey is driven by you, for you.”

“Be so good they can’t ignore you”Steve Martin

Well done to everyone who has played a role in making this event as successful and memorable as it is. Whether it be big or small, events like this cannot happen without your dedication and effort. On behalf of all those who get to enjoy the evening, thank you.

To everyone in our truly special PCC community, have a marvellous break and safe New Year!

Nathan Gage

Assistant Principal 7-9


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