Assistant Principal Newsletter #17

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • Daryl English

Assistant Principal P-6 Newsletter

Time certainly is flying, we are almost at the end of the year.

If you are aware that your children will not be attending Point Cook College in 2019 can you please notify the reception as soon as possible.

We are Learners

What an amazing performance our year 2 and 4 students put on for our community on Tuesday evening. It was such an amazing show, I thoroughly enjoyed watching the students.

Thank you to our parents and community for your support. Our amazing performing arts team, thanks again for yet another sensational production.

Congratulations to the students, you were outstanding, I know that you have learned many skills that you can apply to many other activities that you will encounter throughout life.

We are Respectful

I strongly remind all students to remember our 4 expected behaviours. We understand that it is a busy time of the year and that students have lots of end of year celebrations. It is during these times when students find it difficult to manage their own emotions, teaching our children to use breathing techniques can assist them during stressful times, particularly during conflict. Smiling Minds is a fantastic application that has multiple breathing exercises that may help students during this time.

We are Responsible

As we transfer into the new year, it has been fantastic to see our students engaging responsibly in the process. As a part of 2019 preparation, our students will participate in transition sessions on Tuesday the 11th and Thursday 13th of December. At this time students will also find out their homeroom location for 2019.

We are Safe

Over the course of the year, we have had multiple false fire alarms. These alarms, unfortunately, are being pressed by our students and have a significant cost to our College and the resources of the community. We take an educative approach at the College to give our students an understanding as to why and when these buttons should be pushed. I urge all parents to have discussions with their children around why we should or should not be pressing these buttons.

Kind Regards

Lizzie Tout

Assistant Principal P-6


Assistant Principals News P-6

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Daryl English

Wow! What an amazing few weeks we have had at the College.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank each and everyone of our families for your support throughout these events and for your understanding as we lead into a very busy time of the year.

We are Learners

The Australian Mathematics Competition awards are in, students will receive their results on Friday of week 7. Students will be acknowledged at assembly for their efforts, if you have a child who participated in the competition, I encourage you to come to week seven’s Friday afternoon assembly.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank our students for demonstrating their capacity to be learners through entering the competition. It is a great opportunity for our students to demonstrate their learning in Mathematics. Well done to all who participated.

We are Respectful

It always amazes me how amazing our students are during our ceremonies of commemoration. We should be truly proud of our students who demonstrated high levels of respect during our Remembrance Day Ceremony. This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the cease of World War I, we thank our families for their continued support in helping our students to understand the important of Remembrance Day and demonstrating respect towards our soldiers.

We are Responsible

Our Year 1/2 Students participated in their camping program this week. All students were able to demonstrate high levels of responsibility, by taking care of their belongings and following instructions throughout the day/s. Congratulations to Ms Hamilton, Ms Wood and Mr Brennan for their leadership of the program. The students thoroughly enjoyed the program, I know they are all looking forward to their camp next year!

Thank you to the parents for supporting our camping programs, without your ongoing support these programs could not run.

We are Safe

In the last newsletter I reminded families of the importance of wearing hats in term 4. This is a part of keeping ourselves safe from the sun’s harmful rays during the warmer month. Unfortunately, I still see multiple students without hats, this is extremely disappointing and means that as a community we are not following our expected behaviours. We hope that families can work with us in teaching our students how to keep themselves safe by encouraging them to wear their hats during the day.

Kind Regards

Lizzie Tout

Assistant Principal P-6


Year 1/2 Camp 2018

  • Thursday, November 08, 2018
  • Rachel Wood

The Year 1 and 2 students and staff are buzzing with excitement about the upcoming camp days.

Students will be bringing home a camp booklet with lots of information such as what to bring and the itinerary for the day.

Please download the relevant booklets here if your child was absent.

Year 1 booklet

Year 2 booklet

Year 1 and 2 Team