Assistant Principal 7-9 News

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • Rachel Wood

What an amazing start to the 2018 school year.

We have made significant improvements to the way we work here at Point Cook College, particularly in 7-9. With students having the opportunity to work with a greater range of teachers across their learning week and in true PCC fashion, out students have transitioned beautifully into our new learning system. The spaces are buzzing with enthusiasm and dedication to make 2018 an extremely valuable year of learning.

Starting a new school year is filled with challenges, we would like to thank all of our parents and families who have supported these very important transitions. Especially when it comes to the valuable conversations at home that help our students build resilience about something not going their way, or working through some of the significant social challenges students face in the first few weeks of school. The positive partnership between home and school is vital for our work along this learning journey. Together we are going to make this year amazing.

This year is going to be filled with amazing learning opportunities for our 7-9 students at Point Cook College. We have had our first round of leadership opportunities come up, through SLC, and we had an overwhelming response from our students applying for positions. Congratulations to all applicants, Ms. Gigas will contact successful applicants in the coming week. We will have more leadership opportunities coming up across the year, so please continue to encourage and support your children to continue developing their leadership skills.

Some more opportunities occurring beyond our school include:

Victorian School of Languages (VSL) has the following language classes happening on Saturday mornings from 9.00am-12.20pm – Chinese, Russian, Korean, Malayalam, Spanish and Tamil. Please contact the office if you require any more information.

Home Learning

With our new learning system, home learning will be looking a little different across 7-9. The iPads will continue to be at the centre of home learning, with many experiences and tasks being uploaded to Google Classroom or sent via email. If you have any questions or would like to be more involved in the learning, please contact our wonderful neighbourhood leaders (Bec Collins or Dani Stewart) and they will be able to direct you to the best placed teacher.

Here are a number of special dates coming up that will be important for our 7-9 students:

• Year 8 Graffiti Incursion in 28th February

• Year 7 Excursion to Immigration Museum in March

• Year 9s attending the STEAM conference in March

• Robotics excursion to the Grand Prix in March

• Wyndham Youth Forum in March

• Year 8 camp, more information coming soon

If you are new to the College, welcome. We hope that you have settled in well to Point Cook College and are enjoying being a part of our community. The College will be hosting a New Family Seminar on March 1st at 7 pm in the Gymnasium, we hope that this will give you an in-depth understanding of how our College operates.

We love hearing from our families, feedback is what helps us improve. We now have a ‘parents and friends’ association, held at 2 pm every second Tuesday. PFA is a great way to be a part of the College Community, we strongly encourage parent/guardians? involvement and would like to see as many parents/guardians as possible on the PFA, for further details please contact Rebecca Thornton at the College.

Nathan Gage

Assistant Principal 7-9