PCC Bulletin - Term 1, Week 3

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PRINCIPALS UPDATE

Thank you
We wish to express our gratitude to you all for your cooperation during the previous weeks. The use of precautionary Rapid Antigen Tests and the timely follow up in contacting the school when students have tested positive or are isolating, is so important in managing the spread of covid and the many complex operations at present. We appreciate your patience and understanding, as we do our best to ensure the safety & wellbeing of our students and staff.

Meet and Greet - Parent-Teacher Meetings
On Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th March, the College will hold our Parent/Carer Online Update sessions, providing our parents and carers the opportunity to meet their child/ren’s teachers and handover need-to-know information to them to support their child/ren’s learning. Booking for these sessions will be similar to Parent/Teacher Interviews, where you select the best time for you and your family. More information will be communicated next week on how to book etc.

Road Safety 
This is a reminder to all Point Cook College community members about the importance of road safety. We remind you about the importance of road safety and observing road rules. Please drive safely, and exercise tolerance and patience. 

If you are able to commute by walking, or parking further away from the College and then walking to school, this may alleviate some of the traffic congestion. 

We ask children that ride their bikes or scooters to school to 'walk' their bikes around the perimeter of the College and wear their helmets to ensure that all children and adults are safe and that no one is hurt. We ask all parents and carers to have a conversation with their child/ren about the importance of safety.

We thank you in anticipation around all community members working together to ensure our collective safety and wellbeing.


STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Lewis Bower from 5/6K is a longstanding member of the Green Gang which focuses on the school’s waste and reducing it’s presence around our College. Lewis and a group of friends have been spending lunch breaks picking up rubbish and cleaning the college grounds. Lewis is an outstanding member of our community and demonstrates Point Cook P-9 College’s key values ‘We are Learners, We are Responsible, We are Respectful, We are Safe’ on a daily basis through the care and nurture for our college and our environment.

Lewis’ passion has influenced PCC to increase the focus on green initiatives around the college. We applaud and thank Lewis and his friends for their commitment to our college and their fantastic attitude towards creating an inviting and clean space for his peers and supporting PCC’s sustainability focus.

Below is a photo of Lewis and our College Principal, Mr Naudi, thanking Lewis for his effort and commitment in improving our College.

Lewis Bower


CAREER PLANNING FOR STUDENTS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM - A WEBINAR FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

Wednesday 9 March | 4.00pm (AEDT)

For 20 years, myfuture has been a trusted source of career information within the Australian education community providing content that is practical, targeted and developed by experts. As well as supporting students, teachers and career practitioners, myfuture provides tools and resources to help parents and carers support their child’s career exploration, engage them in career conversations, and raise awareness of post-school options.

In this Insights webinar, Associate Professor Marina Ciccarelli from Curtin University, and Cheryl Mangan from Autism CRC will provide information about the myWAY Employability evidence-based resources available to assist young people on the autism spectrum in transition planning, to build their employability, and maximise their potential.

Join us as the team from myWAY Employability discuss such topics as: 

  • Starting challenging conversations about the future
  • Identifying personal strengths, interests, and sensory preferences to guide career exploration and work experiences
  • Providing a just right challenge
  • Building self-determination.
Register now for this free event: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1366920972620471309  


GOAL POSTS INSTALLATION

On Tuesday 15th February, we were thrilled to have the new goal posts installed on the PCC oval. These goal posts will be available for the use of all students throughout their physical education classes and during their recess and lunch breaks. 


The oval and goal posts will also be utilised by the Athlete Development Program (ADP) during their technical training sessions. 

We are excited to see students making the most of our newest addition!

Goal Posts


PCC PHONE OUTAGE

The ICT team wish to advise that Point Cook College phone lines will be undergoing more provisioned upgrades on Friday 25th February between 8:00am – 12:00pm. These upgrades will improve the quality and efficiency of our phone systems, to provide a better communication experience for both our staff and college community.

During the maintenance window, all phone calls will be diverted to a mobile, which will only allow one phone call to pass through at any given time. The preferred method of contact for all parents and carers is via the college email address (point.cook.p9.co@education.vic.gov.au) which will be closely monitored. Alternatively, please try phoning after 12:00pm.

The team would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience and support.


WESTERN UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB - FREE TICKETS!

Western United FC is excited to be linking in with Point Cook College!

To thank all the staff, students, parents, and guardians in the school community, we wanted to share with you a code for FREE tickets to the upcoming game on February 20 @ AAMI Park stadium!

Just head to Ticketek to search for tickets and enter in WUSCHOOLS as the code to get your FREE tickets!

WUFC

STEPHANIE ALEXANDER KITCHEN GARDEN

With much excitement and enthusiasm buzzy around our SAKG, the Grade 3 and 4 have learnt how to cook this yummy and sustainable  Zucchini Slice during this week.  Not only did the  kids focus on harvesting the main ingredients from the garden, we have also practiced our knife skills we learnt the previous week. 

This Zucchini slice was a huge success and the kids loved it!

Zucchini Slice



JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL

Welcome to the Japanese Film Festival Online 2022! The Japan Foundation proudly holds its second Japanese Film Festival online, as a part of the JFF projects with the aim to share the allure of Japanese cinema with the world. A total of 20 Japanese films are available to stream for FREE  from the 14th until the 27th of February, 2022.  Please refer to the below link for the flyer with further details.

https://mailchi.mp/jpf/jff-online-22-on-now-1140433?e=7d88ad7b90 


PHOTO PERMISSIONS

Students at Point Cook P-9 College will be involved in school activities where they may be photographed. Photographs of students may be used in a variety of media to celebrate a student’s success in a particular area or for educational purposes or to promote activities at the college. Photographs of children are also used in newspapers, school bulletins, the school website, special displays and other promotional material.

The majority of parents are happy for their child’s photograph to be used and their children enjoy seeing their photographs in the newspapers and on school publications.  

We need parental permission to publish children’s photographs. No child’s photograph will knowingly be published without parent permission and we ask that parents complete the following process to provide permission.

To complete the photo permission, please go to your Compass homepage and you will see Course Confirmations/School Payments item to be completed. Please select ‘Click here to proceed’ and ‘Student Images: Privacy & Copyright’ to complete this process for photo permission.

Course Confirmation


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Community Calendar

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