- Friday, September 01, 2017
- Rachel Wood
What a fantastic few weeks I have had in my new role. It has been wonderful to meet our amazing College community and I am thankful to the many of you who took the time out to congratulate me on my new position.
It was with great pleasure that I attended Crimson's excursion to Sovereign Hill. I am super proud to be leading such an amazing group of students who represented the College by demonstrating respect throughout the day, it was also reported to me that Teal and Indigo's excursions were just as successful and everyone involved thoroughly enjoy the extra curricular experience. I personally would like to thank Julie Ryan and her 5/6 team for their dedication and commitment to our students and for creating a wonderful teaching and learning program.
On Wednesday the 16th of August a number of students across Years 4, 5 and 6 competed in the Point Cook District Athletics, congratulations to all students involved. Yet again this was another example of our students representing our College demonstrating high levels of respect. Thank you to Mr. Brennan and the team of teachers that allowed this to happen for our students. Well done to all those who competed and to those students who made it through to the Divisional Athletics taking place later in the term.
Another privilege I had was attending the dress rehearsal for Seussical Jnr on Sunday the 20th of August. It is simply amazing, our students are super talented! Special mentions go to our Performing Arts teachers Jenni Gigas, Loretta Cachia and Clarissa Leach for their leadership, dedication and commitment to another fantastic extra curricular program for our students.
It was great to see some Year 2 parents who turned up for the iPad information session on Wednesday the 23rd of August. Big thanks to Daryl English for presenting the relevant information to our parents. I believe that there are many benefits for our students to be involved in a 1:1 program.
Congratulations to the students involved in Tournament of Minds who attended Deakin University on the weekend to present their creative solutions to the problems they were given. The students involved ranged from Years 3 to 6. They demonstrated creativity, team work, and excellent problem-solving skills and are to be commended for their positive and respectful attitudes they upheld on the day. I was very proud of their efforts and enjoyed their presentations.
A friendly reminder for all parents if you have any issues with students can you please follow our parent grievance policy and speak to your child’s homeroom teacher. This is a link to our College’s expected behaviour matrix for our community here. Please ensure that you have a clear understanding of the behaviours: http://www.pcc.vic.edu.au/our-college/swpbs
Very big congratulations and a warm welcome to Natasha Caras who has been successful in gaining the Acting Neighbourhood Leader position for the Year 1 and 2 Neighbourhood. Natasha will be an asset to the P-6 Leadership and I encourage all of the 1/2 community to join me in welcoming her to the position.
Please remember that all excursions and correspondence from the College will be pushed out through COMPASS, please ensure that this information is up to date so that your child does not miss out.
Across the next few weeks, there are some amazing events happening across Prep to 6, I look forward to enjoying these events with the Community.
Lastly, I would like to say a very big thank you to the P-6 Staff and Students at Point Cook College who have welcomed me to my new position. I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting your classrooms and sharing in your learning. I look forward to many more visits and to watching you all grow as learners.
P-6 Acting Assistant Principal