PCC Bulletin - Term 3, Week 9



We are still working on our staffing for Term 4.  We are extremely close to being fully staffed for the term. The college will be interviewing over the next few weeks and will let families know as soon as we are able to share any updates.

We are excited to welcome the following new staff member.

 

Robert Jankovski
My name is Robert Jankovski and I'm super excited to be part of Point Cook College in 56H. I've lived in Melbourne my whole life and absolutely think that it's the most amazing place. My daughter Sophia has just turned 3 years old in July and she means the world to me, with an energetic and bubbly personality. My passions are boxing, and I do enjoy doing some weight training in my spare time. I've been competing in boxing since I was 10 years old and had to stop due to injury. I believe in having a structured and positive classroom environment for students, where they can collaboratively work together and enjoy coming into the class to learn. I've been in the education department for 7 years beginning as a teacher's aide. This has taught me to build positive rapport with students and support them when they need assistance. I've transferred these skills into my teaching which has helped to become a more efficient educator. Looking forward to meeting you all in term 4.


Monday 31st October
As a college we have had a very unsettled Term 3 due to staff absences and vacancies. As mentioned earlier, we are nearly fully staff and Term 4 is looking very positive for the students. With this in mind, we want to make the most of teaching and learning time and avoid any further distractions.  College council has approved for staff to have their term 4 Professional Practice day on Monday 31st October. This means students will not attend school on this day. Normally on this day we have a reduced number of students at school, and we have to run an alternate program, as families take up the opportunity to travel for the long weekend.

NAPLAN Results
NAPLAN results have arrived. We are currently working through the delivery process and preparing them to be sent home before the end of term.

Some Year 9 students will receive a certificate if they have made significant growth at their Graduation.

Year 8 ADP Volunteer work.
This week our Year 8 ADP students undertook some charity work with Reclink Australia at the Community Cup Football Grand-finals. The students were involved with cooking the BBQ, handing out sporting equipment, umpiring, handing out medals and singing the national anthem.

Being an outstanding athlete is more than just talent. It was a great opportunity for our students to give back to the community and be a positive role model to others.

We hope everyone has a great weekend and we will see all of our students and families on Monday for the final week of Term 3.

Tracy Peters
Acting College Principal



P-4 SLC Term 3 Update
This term we have been doing lots of work in the P-4 areas. We have started up Ball borrowing again during lunchtime on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please come and see us on these days if you want to borrow a ball. Please remember to bring it back when you have finished.

We have created the Red posters for Cystic Fibrosis awareness and displayed these around the college to promote Red Day next week. Please wear red on Tuesday 13th September for a gold coin donation to support the day. 

We will be running next week's assembly, introducing important speakers and helping to hand out certificates. We have also been meeting regularly to organise and plan assemblies all term. We shared what the P-4 sub school have been learning about school council recently when the senior leaders presented on our behalf. 

We can't wait to keep helping our P-4 community next term.
From P-4 SLC Members

2022 Colour Explosion School Fun Run
The 2022 Colour Explosion fun run will see Students wearing white and being covered in non-toxic colour powder from head to toe! To achieve our goal, we need to raise $25,000 as a community. All money raised from the Colour Run will go towards the new Undercover Multi-Purpose Play Court. 

Fundraising for our Undercover Multi-Purpose Play Court is extremely important and is very easy. Your child has been given a sponsorship booklet at school! Donations can be accepted online by creating a cybersafe fundraising profile at www.australianfundraising.com.au

MAJOR Prizes can be won!! Check back into the Week 10 Weekly Bulletin for an update on the Fun Run leaderboard!



Red Day
On Tuesday 13th September, Point Cook P-9 College will be holding 'Red Day' in support of Great Strides Day as we as a community have students at PCC who have Cystic Fibrosis along with staff members who have directly been impacted by Cystic Fibrosis within their families.

Students are encouraged to wear red from head to toe and bring a gold coin to donate towards this cause. PCC staff members Danielle Mather, Kharlie Bellegante and Robyn Fincher will all be participating in the 5km fundraising fun run event to raise awareness and funding to help provide support services for people living with cystic fibrosis.  

For more information on Great Strides Day and this great cause, please visit: www.greatstrides.org.au



Footy Colours Day
On Friday 16th September all Point Cook P-9 College students are invited to wear footy colours to school from their favourite league (AFL, Soccer, NRL). There is no cost associated, purely just a celebration of another great Term. 

Students will be dismissed at 2:30pm so please ensure you are available to collect your child from their classroom at this time. 



Iron Chef & Cake Decorating
This week at PCC our amazingly talented Iron Chef Students have designed, prepared and cooked their very own Designer Pizza! What an incredible achievement!

In Cooking Teams, they competently followed a recipe to successfully make a pizza dough and then carefully selected a sauce, a combination of toppings, fresh herbs, and spices for their designer pizza. Each pizza was given an original name and presented to a panel of judges for assessment before being devoured by our Iron Chef students. YUM!

Throughout this challenge students not only demonstrated safe, hygienic and responsible food handling skills but also demonstrated a range of important skills for life: Teamwork, Resilience, Leadership, Problem Solving, Time Management, Collaboration and a Positive Mind-Set.

Congratulations to each of our Iron Chef Students and I am exceptionally proud of their amazing achievements!!

Scott Mullen
Iron Chef Teacher



SAKG - NEW HENS IN THE GARDEN
Great news as we enter Spring in SAKG with the arrival of four new hens!

We have been very fortunate that the people of Casaccio Egg Farm in Werribee were kind enough to donate four new Hyline hens just as they are ready to start laying.

They are becoming accustomed to their new surrounds and students and soon enough will be supplying the kitchen with fresh eggs every day.

This is a fantastic result for our budget and our bellies! Stay tuned for more news about SAKG in Term 4!













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