Assistant Principal 7-9 News

  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Rachel Wood

Term 2 definitely started with a bang!

We hope that all families discussed the importance of cyber safety, following our extremely successful Cyber Safety Day. The internet is such an integral part of all of our lives, especially for our students across 7-9. Conversations about safety online has never been so important. The internet has become a space where many of our adolescents interact socially, whether we like it or not, and creating a space where your children can openly discuss the nature of their social interactions online will go a long way. Please come and visit the College and take a look at all of the ways our students have pledged to be safe online. We all need to work together to support safe online environments.

Thank you to all of the families who attended the learning conversations with the 7-9 English and Mathematics teachers. We hope that this has sparked an ongoing conversation about student learning. If you were unable to make a time with your child’s teacher on during the set time, our amazing teachers are ready to make themselves available to meet with you. Their contact details would have appeared on the recent Compass push.

I know that we have only just started the term, however we can’t avoid getting a little excited for the end of this term where our amazing students will perform for you all in Aladdin Junior. It is sure to be awesome, let’s get behind the musical team and show our support.

Thank you to our amazing Student Leadership Group who ran our whole College ANZAC day commemoration service. It was well conducted and all of our students represented the College with the highest level of respect.

Our recent curriculum day focused on the Berry Street Education Model was a tremendous success. All staff participated in learning the ‘Body’ component of the course, which focused on how we can support our students to develop strategies to understand and deal with stress. This is a whole College focus and over the course of this year and beginning of next, teachers will complete 4 days of training that will assist us to strengthen our already Positive Climate at the College.

In the upcoming weeks our year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students will be taking part in NAPLAN. Further correspondence in relation to how we support our students through the NAPLAN assessments is also in this newsletter. At Point Cook College we value our capacity to develop a Positive Climate to support our students to do their best. We value students' efforts and strongly support them to put their best foot forward with anything they are doing.

On your marks… Our annual Athletics Carnivals are coming up (3/4, 5/6, 7-9), we would love to see as many of you as we can at our carnivals supporting our students to create an amazing atmosphere of sportsmanship. These days are highly valued at the College and this year they are compulsory for all students 3-9. There is no cost associated with the day, as the bus cost was included in your Essential Learning fee, please ensure that you complete the COMPASS permission form. It is important that you understand there will be no classes for the attending year level on the day of their athletics carnival.

We love hearing your feedback! Please contact myself, Dani or Bec if you have any that relates to the secondary space.

Be kind to one another,

Nathan Gage

Assistant Principal 7-9