P-2 Camp Program 2016

  • Saturday, December 17, 2016
  • Rachel Wood

The Prep to Year 2 Camp program was an amazing day had by all. It was a great way to finish off the year. Special thanks go to all of the teachers who helped out, we could not have run the program without their support and commitment.

I thoroughly enjoyed riding the giant slide and having a go at mini golf!

Lizzie Tout


P-2 Musical Theatre Group

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016
  • Rachel Wood

It is with great pride that I congratulate the teachers and students involved in the Prep to 2 Musical Theatre group. Their performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar was spectacular and would not have been possible without the help and dedication of the following individuals:

Miss Rebecca Clark, who worked with the musical theatre group, Mrs Helen Barratt, who worked with the students in the visual artists group who developed the wonderful back drop and butterfly. Mrs Tabetha Taylor, who worked with the constructions club – responsible for our awesome props – and the costume designers group – responsible for the amazing costumes. Mrs Sarah Krstev, who worked with the sound producers group who put together the sound track.

The students are to be commended for their efforts, it was a great show thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Lizzie Tout


Prep Christmas Concert 2016

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016
  • Rachel Wood

On Monday the 12th of December the Preps performed at the annual Prep Christmas Concert. It was great to see so many of our students dressed up and performing some favourite Christmas songs. Thank you to all of the family members who came to support the concert, the students had a wonderful time performing in front of such a large audience. It was a wonderful celebration for our Preps at the end of their first year at Point Cook College!

On behalf of the Prep team we would like to say Merry Christmas to all of our students and their families.

Rachel Wallace


P-4 Assistant Principal News

  • Friday, December 02, 2016
  • Rachel Wood

Prep 2017 Transition Sessions

Year One and Two Billy Cart Incursion

Year Four and Year 2 Sleep Overs

Year Nine Graduation

Prep Celebrations Concert

Prep to Year Four End of Year Assembly


Mr Vetere is on leave until the 9th of December and I will be Acting Principal in his place.

Last night we had a successful Prep 2017 Parent information night. Thank you to the families who attended.

On Wednesdays the 7th and 14th of December we will be holding two Prep 2017 transition sessions. While your child attends these sessions we will be running two information sessions for parents. These sessions will run from 12 – 1pm. We will provide more details about these sessions at a later stage.

This week our Year One and Two students have been taking part in a Billy Cart Incursion. I was delighted to see the children working at the four different workstations, having the time of their lives. At the first station they got to design a billy cart. At the second one they all got to practise using pieces of wood and other equipment including spanners to make some items for their cart. By the time they got to the third station they got to construct a billy cart together and lastly they got the opportunity to push each other around in a billy cart. It was tremendously exciting to see all the children having so much fun, but most importantly lots of 21st Century Learning Skills were involved.

On Monday night we will be having the Year Four Sleep Over at school after a fun-filled day at Fun Fields. I would like to thank the following staff for either sleeping over or helping serve breakfast the following morning. The staff involved are: Myself, Tim Brennan, Jeff Wilson, Deb Richardson, Annie Giani, Celeste Hill, Annika Kononen, Wendy Scott, Ning Kang, Sam Smith, Deanne Bowden, Dani Gargano, Robyn Cairns, Jenny Gigas, Ryan Wendt, Gede Marsaja, Monica Simmons, Linda Bramwell, Amy Van Braam, Julie Paris and Rachel Pontikis.

On Thursday night the 15th of December the Year Two children will be sleeping over at school, after a great day of fun activities here at school. I will give a report of this great night in my next newsletter article. For both the Year Four and Year Two fun days it is essential that all students wear their hats. We do have a NO HAT NO PLAY policy.

I am really looking forward to the most important event of the year, which is the Year Nine Graduation Ceremony. This exciting evening will be held on Thursday the 8th of December in the gym. There will be more on this great night in the next newsletter.

The prep students and the Performing Arts teachers are practising for the annual Prep Celebration Concert. This exciting event will be held on Monday the 12th of December at 2.15pm in the gym.

On Wednesday the 14th of December at 9.15am we will be holding our final assembly for all Prep to Year Four students. Our musical theatre group will be performing “ The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and we are all looking forward to it very much.

Marg Holness

Assistant Principal P-4


2017 Prep Parent Information

  • Friday, December 02, 2016
  • Rachel Wood

Thank you to the parents who came to the college tour and Prep information night last night. It was fantastic to see so many families and new preps at the college. Here is the presentation from last night and a copy of the 2017 Prep handbook. If you have any questions please contact Rachel Wallace or Marg Holness.

Rachel Wallace


Year 1 and 2 Billy Cart Incursion

  • Thursday, December 01, 2016
  • Rachel Wood

This term the Year 1s and 2s have been learning to inquire into ST.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. As a part of this we have had a Billy Cart Incursion over the last 4 days.

Students had the opportunity to design, build, test and drive Billy Carts within small groups. They had the chance to learn the parts of a Billy Cart and continue to discuss the importance of force and motion.

Students loved being able to drive the Billy Carts with their friends which led to them understanding the testing process.

Janelle Freeman


Year 3 Camp 2016

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • Rachel Wood

The Year Three Camp was successfully held across Thursday and Friday of last week. We survived two extremely busy but fun filled days with events such as: 

An extended stay at the Werribee Zoo where students enjoyed a Zoo School experience, Safari Bus journey and Meet the Keeper talks. 

We were very privileged to have a dinner cooked and served to us by the Year Sevens with their pasta bake being very popular. Most students and teachers managed at least a couple of hours sleep before commencing another full day of activities including newspaper fashions and sport rotations on the oval. It is safe to say we were all looking forward to our own beds on Friday night.

Here are just a few reflections of the camp:

On my first camp I had a great time. At dinner I liked the pasta the most. For breakfast I had toast with jam and butter mixed together. It was very yummy. I liked snack a lot because we got icy poles and chips and they’re very yummy. I liked it when we got to bed because everyone was near their friends. - Stavriana

I enjoyed my first Year Three camp and experiencing what camp is like. I kind of enjoyed my sleep but the girls kept fake coughing. - Daejia

My first camp was awesome. I had so much fun. My favourite thing was getting to sleep in my sleeping bag because I usually never get to sleep in my sleeping bag. My least favourite part was going to the zoo because I have been there thousands of times. Day 2 was heaps of activities. The first two sessions we did a newspaper fashion design runway show. My favourite was Aurina’s. Then the other sessions were games on the oval. - Evie

I had a good time and some bad times at camp. The good times were sleeping at school with my friends, watching a movie before going to bed, having pizza lunch and at dinner I loved the pasta bake. In the morning when I finished packing my sleeping bag everyone wanted me to pack their bag or roll up their yoga mat. The bad parts were after the Werribee Zoo my legs were exhausted. - Michael

Alison Kip


Year 2 and 4 Concert 2016

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • Rachel Wood

The Year Two school concert was all about the cartoons you watched when you were little for example: Lion King (which was ours), Frozen, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast. When we arrived we had to go to the waiting room. We were supposed to bring a quiet activity but not electronics - I forgot to bring mine. We were all so excited for the school concert and I thought ours was the best! At the end the teachers did Snow White. We did it all at the Encore Centre. 

Arthur Mao 2A


The school concert felt great to be a part of even though I was nervous. I loved being a part of my grades’ performance. I think we did a really good job. I don’t think I had a favourite though.

2A did the Lion King, 2B did Pocahontas, 2C did Beauty and the Beast, 2D did Jungle Book, 2E did Aladdin, 2F did Frozen and 2G did Peter Pan.

It was really fun and took lots of practise.

Mikaela Kerr 2A


On Tuesday the 22nd of November the year 4 students and staff participated in the end of year concert. There were performances by the Year 4 students based on musicals such as Mary Poppins, High School Musical and even Grease! The staff also did a performance of 'I Will Follow Him' from the Sister Act musical and it was both hilarious and amazing. We would like to thank everyone that came to watch, and we would also like to congratulate everyone that participated, especially the Performing Arts team. :)

By Ella Wallace and Amanda Lee 4C


Year 1 and 2 Teaching and Learning Program for 2017

  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016
  • Rachel Wood

Here is a presentation outlining the Year 1 and 2 teaching and learning program for 2017. It outlines how we teach at point of need in order to cater for all students’ learning needs throughout the year. Please enjoy the presentation and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the neighbourhood leader, Lizzie Tout. Her contact details are on the last slide.

Please download the presentation here.

Lizzie Tout


P-4 Assistant Principal News

  • Friday, November 25, 2016
  • Rachel Wood

Year Two, Four and Year Nine Pathways Concert

Prep to Year 4 Camping Programs

Prep Celebrations Concert

Prep to Year Four End of Year Assembly

On Tuesday evening we attended the Year Two, Four and Year Nine Pathways Concert. It was a wonderful celebration of a years worth of very hard work, passion and dedication. It was wonderful to see all of our students taking part and enjoying themselves so much. We clearly have some very talented students at PCC. I would personally like to thank our three wonderful Performing Arts teachers, Jenny Gigas, Loretta Cachia and Clarissa Leach for all their hard work, dedication and passion in preparing our students for this outstanding performance. A huge thank you also goes to all our year two and four teachers as well as Lizzie Tout and Jeff Wilson for all their hard work, dedication and wonderful performances at the concert.

Last night was the first sleep over in our Prep to Year Four Camping program. The Year Three students thoroughly enjoyed the day at the Werribee Zoo and then returned to school ready to enjoy their first night at school. All students enjoyed their dinner and then started relaxing and getting ready for bed. I would like to thank all the staff that slept over at school. These are the staff members who slept over: Frank Vetere, Rachel Pontikis, Merryn Watts, Meenakshi Krishnan, Jodee Underwood, Michelle Allen, Alison Kip, Robyn Fincher, Deb Richardson, Jeff Wilson, Tim Brennan, John Scally, Kate McCallum and myself. I would like to thank Mr Brennan, Mrs Kip and Ms Allen as well as all the year three teachers for planning and preparing for this big event. I would also like to thank Liam Holland, Julie Paris and the Year 7 students who prepared and served dinner to our Year 3 students.

The prep students and the Performing Arts teachers are practising for the annual Prep Celebration Concert. This exciting event will be held on Monday the 12th of December at 2.15pm in the gym.

On Wednesday the 14th of December at 9.15am we will be holding our final assembly for all Prep to Year Four students. Our musical theatre group will be performing “ The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and we are all looking forward to it very much.

Marg Holness

Assistant Principal P-4