PCC Bulletin - Term 1, Week 10



Well Done!
Congratulations to all our students, teachers and parents/carers on a successful first term for the 2022 school year. We are very proud of the independence, resilience, and responsibility that our students have demonstrated in settling into their new classrooms, building relationships with students and teachers, and focusing on their learning, following an interrupted year in 2020 and 2021.

We acknowledge and congratulate our Prep students (and parents/carers) for their very first term of school, and in transitioning to being full time students. We understand that this is a special time for parents and carers also, in seeing your child/ren grow and develop into the next stage of their lives, and we acknowledge your partnership.

We would like to acknowledge the patience and understanding of all our parents and carers, especially those who have been without a permanent classroom teacher for some, most, or all of this Term. As a college, we understand that this has not been ideal, but our parent/carers and student community have continued to support, focus on the positives and work with our college, as we do our best to come to solutions. We are incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful and understanding community.

I personally would like to acknowledge the continued hard work of all our amazing staff at our college. As you know, across Victoria this term there have been significant staffing shortages which has made it extremely difficult for the college to appoint classroom teachers and replace teachers when absent, which has added much strain and pressure to our workforce and staff workloads. Our amazing staff have done everything they can possibly do to ensure that there has been minimal, to no disruption to learning and that we continue to support our students the best we can. Our staff always work above and beyond in teams and individually to continue to make learning interesting, fun and enjoyable for all. Throughout all the challenges presented to us this term, our staff have persevered to make this term the success that it is. We are very fortunate to have such an amazing group of staff at our college. Thank you!

Please ensure that you all have a restful, relaxing and safe break with your family and friends. During this time, it is important that you and your child/ren take the time to be outside, play together, laugh and enjoy the break. We also wish all our college community a very Happy Easter!

First day of Term Two - Tuesday 26 April 
Please note: Tuesday 26 April is the first day of Term 2, following Anzac Day on Monday 25 April. 

This year, the ANZAC day public holiday falls on Monday 25 April, the last day of the holidays. Anzac Day is a time to acknowledge those who have passed in service to our nations and to reflect on how that sacrifice has contributed to what and who we are as a nation today. 

Information regarding the history of Anzac Day, and how to commemorate this important day for Australia, can be found on the Australian War Memorial site, which can be accessed via this link: https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac-day/traditions

Reminder: there are two Student Free days in Term 2:
Friday 20 May - Staff Professional Learning Day - DET and School council Approved
Friday 10 June - Staff Curriculum Day - School council Approved

Based on our feedback from our parents and carers, Fridays/Mondays are the days our community prefers to have student free days. With two public holidays on Monday’s Term 2, we have chosen the above Fridays to have these days.

Term 2 - Rapid Antigen Testing
As per our Compass notification, the Victorian Government has announced it is extending the RAT screening program for the first 4 weeks of Term 2. RAT kits will again be distributed to all students from classrooms in Term 2, as they have been this term.

We thank you for your continued support in keeping our college safe. We couldn’t have done it without you.




2023 Prep Information 
Prep Enrolments are now open for 2023! If you are interested in enrolling your child for prep, please  click here for more information.

Please feel free to contact the office from Tuesday 26th April, 2022 if you have any questions.

MSP Photography Orders
School photos that were purchased through MSP Photography will be distributed early in Term 2.

Disability Parking
We have various disabled car parks across the school which are reserved solely for people who hold a disability parking permit. We ask that parents/carers do not park in these car parks unless you have a certified disability parking permit clearly displayed on your car as we have parents/carers and children in need for these parking spots. We thank you for your cooperation in advance.  

Mothers Day Stall
Students will have the opportunity to purchase gifts for their Mother, Grandmother or Carer on Thursday, 5th May. Consent and Payment is due on Tuesday 3rd May via Compass.

Please check the ‘Mother’s Day Stall’ event on Compass for more information, to pay and provide consent.



Year 5-9 Student Leadership Committee (SLC)
Congratulations to the below students who have been selected to represent the 5-9 students in the SLC. In this role, students will organise events, represent their cohort and bring about positive change to PCC. We look forward to seeing these students thrive as leaders.



Western United Partnership
Point Cook College have entered a partnership with Western United Football Club (WUFC) that will help foster and grow our curriculum and pathway opportunities for young people to engage in the sporting landscape.

We are thrilled to be working alongside WUFC to enhance the Athlete Development Program and provide incredible opportunities for our ADP athletes.





Supporting Positive Self-Esteem & Body Image
Butterfly Foundation is the national charity for all Australians impacted by eating disorders and body image issues, and for the families, friends and communities who support them.

Butterfly changes lives by providing innovative, evidence-based support services, treatment and resources, delivering prevention and early intervention programs and advocating for the needs of our community.

On Tuesday May 7th Butterfly Foundation will be hosting their Body Confident Children & Teens Webinar. Registration is by the link below and costs $15 which is a donation to the charity.

https://events.butterfly.org.au/portal 

For more information on the webinar, please click here. Please reach out to Social Worker, Abbi Chamberlain if you have any questions or wish to discuss further. 

Wyndham Youth Services Holiday Program
Wyndham City Youth Services is excited to be hosting an awesome FREE Holiday Action program for the April 2022 holidays.

This is a great opportunity for young people to try an activity that they might not have done before. Emphasis is placed on fun and having a go.

The April 2022 Holiday Action Program is running from Monday 11 April to Friday 22 April 2022 and is for young people aged 12-15 years.

Please download the registration form and send the completed form to holidayactionenquiries@wyndham.vic.gov.au or hand in to the Youth Resource Centre.




Flood Relief Fundraiser
On Thursday, students came in casual dress and donated gold coins to fundraise for NSW and QLD flood affected areas. Students have also donated books for schools who have lost many resources due to the floods.

Students donated a whopping $1287.95 towards this cause!

A massive shoutout to our students Rayne Heffernan, Holly Haines, Warren Lai and Tzippi Moss for their determination and support to get this fundraiser up and running.

Learning Award 
Congratulations to Sienna Chau on receiving the Term 1 Japanese Learning Award! Check out the video of Sienna speaking Japanese on the Point Cook College Facebook page.






Athletics Carnivals
Our students were fortunate enough to participate in the Year 7-9 and Year 3-6 Athletics Carnivals being their first major excursion in over two years! The carnivals were huge successes and provided an opportunity to showcase some of our truly talented athletes.

Over 800 year 3-9 students attended and competed in athletics carnivals on Monday and Tuesday this week at the Victoria University Athletics track in Hoppers Lane. Many of our students dressed up in their house colours and enjoyed competing and representing their houses in field and track events. The athletics carnivals were fantastic and students had an absolute blast!





YMCA Weekly Wrap - Term 1, Week 10 Fun

What a lovely week to end the school term. This week children finalised their Cinema Day preparations and then enjoyed the day on Thursday. Children have continued their interest in group sport games and have been perfecting their chess and checkers skills. Children have also enjoyed baking and eating hot cross buns.

Click here to see the full YMCA Weekly Wrap!




To view the full Term 2 Community Calendar, please click here.

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