- Thursday, March 29, 2018
- Rachel Wood
GO MIDDLETON! Well done and congratulations to Middleton House. It was great to see Middleton students enjoying their house celebration last week. Thanks to the College House Captains and Ms. Van Braam for their wonderful organisation of the celebration.
A timely reminder to all students to uphold the SWPBS expected behaviours of ‘We are Learners,’ ‘We are Respectful,’ ‘We are Responsible,’ and ‘We are Safe.’ Demonstrating these expected behaviours and wearing the correct college uniform helps your house to receive tokens, these tokens go towards a collective total. The house with the most tokens at the end of the term wins a house celebration. Parents and guardians you can find copies of our expected behaviour matrices on our College website.
Divisional Primary Swimming Carnival. It was wonderful to see many of our talented swimmers heading off to represent our College at the carnival. Well done to all students who made it through to the divisional and congratulations to Ellie Swift, Savannah Cope and Brian Lee who also represented the College this week at the Regional Swimming Carnival.
A big thank you to all parents and guardians for having their children ready for College Photos. It was great to see lots of toothy grins and some toothless ones! Our students looked amazing in their full school uniforms, if you haven’t already, you can purchase your photos online through your Compass accounts. Please contact the general office if you need to update your Compass or account.
Yummo! Thanks to all the parents and friends of the College who participated in the Harmony Day afternoon tea. Well done to Ms. Rebecca Thornton for her leadership with the afternoon tea. It was great to see many parents in attendance and wonderful to try lots of different foods from many cultures.
What a great day the Year 6 Gala Sports was. All students demonstrated our expected behaviours and enjoyed the sunshine at the various sports. It was great to watch a bit of the girls’ cricket who were fortunate enough to make it through to the next round. We wish the team well in moving forward.
I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike! Well done to all students who participated in Ride 2 School Day. It was a lovely start to the day watching many students participate in the movement. Great job everyone.
Big thanks to the Parents and Friends Association for their organisation of the Family BBQ and Activities Night. It was wonderful to see many of you enjoying the night. If you didn’t get a chance to make it, be on the lookout for more of our wonderful family events and be sure to join in.
What a wonderful event the Prep Easter Hat Parade is. I’m sure that everyone enjoyed the parade, I know I certainly loved watching all the little bunnies hopping around the Gymnasium!
It is with great enthusiasm that I wish to welcome Miss Faye Hatzigeorgiou. She will be joining us from term 2 until the end of the year and will be teaching Prep H. The college has made the decision to add an 8th Prep class commencing from term 2 due to the increasing numbers we have had since the beginning of the year.
Farewell Mrs. Hall. It is with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to Mrs. Hall who has been with us since the opening of the College in 2010. Mrs. Hall has made the decision to move on from our College to broaden her career. We wish her well in her endeavours, thanks for all that you have done for our students you will be greatly missed.
On that note, I would like to wish all of our families a happy and safe Easter holiday. I hope that the Easter Bunny is good to you all. Please enjoy the break. A major thank you to our wonderful teachers and support staff, what an action-packed start to the year we have had. I am proud of each and every one of you; thanks for everything you do for our kids. We couldn't do any of our work without the community partnerships that we have. Huge thanks go to our families for your ongoing positive support. It is greatly appreciated.
Have a great break everyone, we will see you on April 16th!
Assistant Principal P-6
- Friday, March 09, 2018
- Rachel Wood
Congratulations to all of our student leaders that have been announced over the past two weeks. It is with great pride that we get the opportunity to offer our students a multitude of leadership opportunities. These extra-curricular opportunities help to shape our students into becoming well-rounded students; giving them skills they can use in their future endeavours.
It was super exciting to receive our highest amount of applicants in our College history, which demonstrates to us that the leadership programs we offer are giving our students voice and agency in what happens in their College. Unfortunately, we do not have enough positions for everyone who applies, it is during these times that we encourage our students to draw on their resilience. Being disappointed is a natural feeling, how we move forward demonstrates our true capacity to be leaders. It is important that students have the capacity to deal with these emotions in a supportive environment, your assistance in helping your children if they have missed out would be greatly appreciated.
Well done to our year 4-6 students who participated in the District Swimming Sports this week. You are to be congratulated for your efforts and for upholding our College expected behaviours whilst representing us.
It's a whole new world out there!!! Congratulations to our cast of Aladdin Junior who were announced this week. After the success of last year's production, it is with great anticipation that I wait for ticket sales. I strongly encourage the community to get behind the production, which will be on show in September.
Thank you to the new families who attended our New Family Seminar, the session was extremely informative. We understand that our College can at times be complex and value those of you who were able to give up your time to build stronger partnerships with us. In moving forward with developing partnerships it would great to see more parents in attendance, this is our College and we value and appreciate your feedback. When future sessions are offered please ensure that you demonstrate your commitment to us by joining in.
This week our 5/6 students participated in a free incursion funded through the Wyndham City Council. The incursion discussed graffiti prevention, it provoked students thinking and gave them insight into how they can demonstrate respect within their community.
Across the term, our teachers have been participating in professional practice days. These professional practice days are a part of the Education Department new agreement. For terms 1, 2 and 4 teachers at our College have chosen to work within their Professional Learning Teams to enhance their teaching practice and influence how they go about teaching and learning. The days have been extremely productive and teachers have gained further insight into their profession.
Late last week I sent out a news item on Compass titled staff professional learning program, I encourage you all to take a look at this news item and watch the linked Ted Talk. Teacher feedback is an essential part of our profession and the executive team at Point Cook would like to ensure you are aware of the program we have in place to provide this vital feedback.
Assistant Principal P-6