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Do you remember how scary starting high school seemed?

We all remember how scary starting high school appeared when we were in our last year of primary school. To ease that fear, our Year 11 VCAL students have been running a ‘Transition Program’ at Pakenham Springs Primary School. The program introduces the Grade 6s to secondary college, and this experience is enjoyed by both groups of students: the mentoring VCAL students and the young primary schoolers.  

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College Award Recipients

Congratulations to all Semester 1 award recipients. The College celebrates achievements in the following areas: Academic Attitude and Effort SOAR Well done! The pictures below are a few of the Year 10 award recipients. They all enjoyed a BBQ after the award ceremony. Year 8 award recipients below.

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Free Access to Office 365

The college now has a licence whereby students enrolled at the school have free access to Office 365. Office 365 is an internet based service provided by Microsoft for class activities. It provides students with access to online education services such as: Microsoft Web Apps (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote) Exchange OneDrive SharePoint Forms Flow These tools are for collaboration which necessitates students being able to find and connect with…

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Saver Plus can assist students and families with education costs

Saver Plus is a free matched savings and financial education program that matches participants’ savings, dollar for dollar, up to $500, for education costs such as uniforms, books, excursions, sports fees and laptops. Already many families in our school community have benefitted from Saver Plus. Listen to Jamie’s Story https://youtu.be/9-rAhPqs9YY Saver Plus was developed by Brotherhood of St Laurence and ANZ in 2003 and is delivered in Casey and Cardinia by…

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Useful FREE Services from Uniting

Eat Well Spend Well Would you like to improve your budgeting and finance skills? Would you benefit from learning about healthy, low-cost meal planning, preparation & cooking skills? Click to read PDF CHAMPS – After school group CHAMPS is a 5 week program for children aged 8-12 who have a parent or parents with a mental health issue including children who do not live with their birth parents. Click to…

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108 Chess Players at PSC

Last Friday, the College hosted the Cardinia Interschool Chess Competition. On Thursday afternoon, teachers Sergio De Lima and Christian Ampongan, were busy with all the preparations that are needed to host over 100 students from eight different schools. The College chess team have been practising every recess and lunchtime since the beginning of Term 1. The more experienced players were excited to be involved, whilst the new players were a little nervous.…

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Friday 15th March is national Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.

Let’s be informed and know what bullying looks like Bullying can be: direct physical bullying – e.g. hitting, tripping, and pushing or damaging property. direct verbal bullying – e.g. name calling, insults, homophobic or racist remarks, verbal abuse. indirect bullying – e.g. spreading rumours, playing nasty jokes to embarrass and humiliate, mimicking, encouraging others to socially exclude a person and/or damaging a person’s social reputation or social acceptance. Harassment can also constitute bullying if it amounts…

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Impact of Current Bushfires

** UPDATE ** The following bus cancellation continue in place for Tuesday 12th March Bus 12 – Tynong North     ** UPDATE ** The following bus cancellation continue in place for Friday 8th and Tuesday 12th March Bus 4 – Gembrook Bus 12 – Tynong North     ** UPDATE ** The following bus cancellation continue in place for Thursday 7th March. Bus 2 – Emerald – Mt Burnett…

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Tips on Good Study Habits

We are very appreciative of the support we receive from our parents and suggest that there are some fundamental things that can be done at home to support each child’s learning: Make sure there is a space that is available within the house where homework can be completed (this is not in front of the Television). Commit to ensuring that your child goes to school every day. Support your child…

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