Little Mermaid floats into PCC

  • Thursday, August 21, 2014
  • David Williams

On Thursday our P-2 students were lucky enough to be present for the Alphashows Children’s Theatre Group performance of the ‘The Little Mermaid.’ This first class production gave students the opportunity to see how a live stage show operates, with professional performers, sets, costumes, sound, lighting and special effects. The show was based on the original Hans Christian Andersen version of the fairy tale and was highly engaging with plenty of singing, dancing, humour and audience interaction. 

The familiarity of the storyline intertwined with the overarching theme of ‘Truth’ provided students with a valuable learning experience to take back to the classroom to explore. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the performance and we hope to have them back next year with a different show to enjoy.
To read more about Alphashows performances go to their website at

Robyn Fincher
Assistant Principal P-4

Mt Rothwell Excursion

  • Thursday, August 21, 2014
  • David Williams

Year 3 classes 3C , 3V, 3A and 3B are heading to Mt Rothwell Biodiversity Education Centre on Monday the 8th of September.

This excursion had been rescheduled due to dangerous weather last term. Children will be experiencing the Volcanic Plains, Grasslands and learning about endangered animals of these local grasslands such as the Eastern Barred Bandicoot. Children are expected to wear weather appropriate clothing. Please see your child’s homeroom teacher if you have any questions.

Robbyn Cairns
Environmental Science Teacher

Prep CFA Incursion

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014
  • David Williams

On Wednesday 13th August all the Prep grades took part in a wonderful incursion presented by the C.F.A.

The students were involved in a role play activity about how to safely escape from their house should a fire occur, they were informed of a possible safe assembly point to gather at in an emergency and they were given very helpful tips on what to do in case of a fire.

The students then had great pleasure in watching the fire engine in action. They got to hear the siren, find out what the different controls do and they were extremely excited to see the water hoses spray high in the air. This was a very enjoyable and fun filled afternoon for our Prep grades and they all walked away with very valuable information.

Aileen Traynor
Prep Teacher

Eastern Barred Bandicoot Group

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014
  • David Williams

Some of the year 4's and the Eastern Barred Bandicoot group were lucky enough to participate in their first ever live conference with the Werribee Zoo! The students were amazed at seeing people on the smart board talking directly to them. The students were confused at first as to how they could see us and talk to us, but they soon got the hang of it.

The students were virtually taken on a walk around the Eastern Barred Bandicoot enclosure at the Werribee Zoo to see where they live and even got to meet a real bandicoot! They learnt about how and why the bandicoot has come to be critically endangered and talked about some of the things we can all do to help.

On September the 10th a group of year 4 and 5 students will be spending a day at the zoo, learning about the bandicoots and being sustainable, so we will be sure to keep you updated with how that all goes.
Kirsty Finegan
Year 4 Teacher

Year 3 News

  • Thursday, August 07, 2014
  • David Williams


The Year 3’s are participating in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program this term. This involves a session in the garden and a cooking session in the kitchen every fortnight. All grades have had the opportunity to garden and cook, which the students have been loving. We have had some really yummy food so far and learnt some really interesting things in the garden. We’re all looking forward to more! Thanks also to those parents who have volunteered their time to assist us with this program, it is much appreciated.


Year 3 will be holding their first assembly on Friday the 5th September at 2.10pm . This will take place in the gym and all parents and guardians are welcome to attend. Following the assembly there will be an opportunity for students to take their guests back to their homerooms to share the wonderful work they have been doing so far.


The Year 3 excursion to Mt. Rothwell has been re-scheduled for Monday the 8th of September. This is for classes 3A, 3B, 3C and 3V. New permission forms have been sent home with students. There is no cost involved, as the excursion was paid for last term. Please see your child’s homeroom teacher if you have any questions.
Lauren Baars
Year 3 Team Leader

The Year Ones Excursion to the Melbourne Zoo!

  • Friday, August 01, 2014
  • David Williams

On the 31st of July the year ones set off for the Melbourne Zoo to learn about animals and their habitats and life cycles.

The Year One students learnt all about the different stages a snake, bird, butterfly and spider go through. They each got a container which had different parts of an animals’ lifecycle, e.g. an egg, a caterpillar, a chrysalis and an adult butterfly. They then had to decide what part of the animals’ lifecycle it was in, for example when it was born, when it was young or as an adult.

The Year One students got to touch a cold and smooth snake, a green tree frog and a wombat. They also got to see an Australian animal which is fighting extinction- the Bilby.

After learning about different animal lifecycles and habitats, the Year Ones had time to roam around the zoo to see a variety of animals (nocturnal, marsupials, endangered species, Australian and non-Australian animals).

The Year One Team is looking forward to learning more about animals as part of our Inquiry topic for the rest of the term. Thank you to all the parent helpers and a big thank you to Miss Lisa Farrugia for making such a great day happen.

Rebecca Clarke
Year 1 Teacher

National Tree Planting Day 2014

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014
  • David Williams

On the 25th July students in year four and prep participated in National Tree Planting Day by planting over 200 indigenous plants in our school grounds. The day was a huge success and enjoyed by all. The year four students displayed great leadership assisting the Preps plant their trees and write a wish for its survival. We would like to thank UGL for the generous donation of the indigenous plants valued at over $200 and Peter Davey Toyota for donating tree guards and garden tools to plant the trees. We would also like to acknowledge our fantastic parent helpers who dug approx 200 holes and assisted with the all the tree planting. We are very grateful to have you part of the Point Cook College community and the day would not have been a success without your help. Thank you Nitika Flood, Susie Ingles, Lisa Conway, Jamy Sims, Kristen Lewis Shell, Cheryl Lai and Mandy Roberts. 

Aileen Traynor
Prep Teacher

Year Ones 100 Days of School Celebration!

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014
  • David Williams

On Wednesday the 23rd July, the Year Ones celebrated 100 days of school. 

They celebrated the day by dressing up. Some students wore 100 items, some dressed as 100 year old people and others dressed in clothes that were fashionable 100 years ago and more! 

Students participated in a variety of activities such as drawing themselves as a 100 year old person, building a structure with 100 objects and creating something out of the number 100. To finish the day, the Year Ones had an assembly where they sung the National Anthem and had a parade. 

Congratulations again to the Year One students for reaching 100 days of school!

Book Week Celebrations 2014

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014
  • David Williams

Book week, (Aug 18-28) is an Australia wide celebration of books and reading. This year’s theme is "Connect to Reading" and at PCC we will be connecting to reading through fairytales. The preps will be dressing up as their favourite fairytale character for a parade. They will be reading the shortlisted books for the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s "Book of the Year", selecting their winners which we will compare to those as selected by the CBCA judges. Year 1s and the general community will get the chance to test their mettle in competitions in the classroom and in the newsletter. Prep-2 students will be invited to watch Alpha Show’s performance of ‘The Little Mermaid.’ And Years 2 through to 4 students will have an exciting opportunity to meet the Australian author Justin D’Ath, famous for his Extreme Adventures and Mission Fox. Sam Fox : Extreme Adventures will be coming to Channel 10 later this year. Justin will explain the book writing process from the initial idea to the published product giving hints to our budding “Writer’s Notebook” writers along the way. There will also be an opportunity for students to purchase copies of Justin D’Ath books which will need to be pre-ordered to give Justin a chance to personally autograph them. More information on this and all the other events will be communicated throughout the term.

Sonja Faust
PCC Librarian