A Community Spirit in Action

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As we head into the middle of the academic year, I am very proud of the engagement and dedication displayed by many learning at the College. With teachers in the midst of report preparation, I urge all students to give themselves the best chance to succeed by ensuring they attend school every day and complete all set tasks.

It is exciting to see students display tremendous initiative by getting involved in extra curriculum activities that greatly impact our community. Examples of this are the Cystic Fibrosis 65 Roses Campaign, Cancer Council’s Greatest Morning Tea, and ongoing fundraising for The 4Cs.

We currently have one vacancy to fill at School Council. If you can see you yourself influencing the educational outcomes for students, contact Jackie Stewart on 5945 1433 for more information.

Ray Squires
Principal

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Tue 29th May – Year 7 Girls Netball and Boys AFL
Tue 29th May – INCURSION: The Perceptions Program with Cardinia Shire Youth Services
Wed 30th May – INCURSION: University Pathways for Year 9 Enhancement
Thu 31st May – Bully Zero, Prevention Program
Fri 1st Jun – Dance Program
Tue 5th June – Amazing Race Excursion – Intermediate VCAL
Tue 5th June – INCURSION: The Perceptions Program with Cardinia Shire Youth Services
Thu 7th June – Federation University Nursing Experience Day
Fri 8th June – EXCURSION: The Shrine of Remembrance
REMINDER: Signed excursion forms must be returned prior to excursion date.
Calendar updates can be found on Compass.

Our Hard Working Seniors

As they approach the pointy end of secondary school, our hard working Year 12s were recently treated to a surprise breakfast, delicious cake and lunch. The range of healthy and not so healthy treats were warmly welcomed by the students.

They enjoyed the surprise format and the opportunity to use the school day a little differently.

Keep up the great work!

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Our Biggest Morning TeaBlog-8

Congratulations to students Isabella and Claire in Year 12 for organising this event and raising over $200.

 

 

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Careers Expo 29th May career (2)

Attention all year 9s, 10s, 11s and 12s.
Tomorrow is career expo day at the College.
Meet leading universities, TAFEs, and group training providers and
have your questions answered.

 


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9.1 Enhancement Class are running a fundraising event for 4C’s in Pakenham on Thursday June 21st.

Students and staff can come dressed in their favourite sporting team jumper, hat, beanie, scarf and socks on that day for a donation of non-perishable item of food or toiletry item.  Donations will be collected from students on the day.

If parents wish to donate items they can be left at the General Office.

More information on The 4Cs can be found here.


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A big thank you to all students, families and staff who supported this campaign.

Our wonderful College community has done it again!
646 Roses sold and over $1000 raised for Cystic Fibrosis.

To read more about the campaign, click here.

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On Thursday, students will attend a series of prevention programs run by Bully Zero Australia Foundation.

The mission of Bully Zero Australia Foundation is to provide genuine and enduring care for bullying victims and their families.

They are dedicated and committed to raising awareness of bullying and its devastating consequences through schools, workplaces, sporting clubs and community groups. Their aim is to empower Australians and provide them with hands on educational strategies to prevent bullying.

The Bully Zero Australia Foundation are passionate about establishing a zero-tolerance culture of bullying in Australia and will work tirelessly to lobby all forms of government to ensure anti-bullying laws are implemented and enforced Nationally. They stand united in their quest to create a tomorrow where children and adolescents live fulfilling lives free from all forms of bullying.

For more information, click here.

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Marvel Avengers @ Quantum Victoria

On 14th May, 2018, 20 Year 10 students attended a Marvel Avengers excursion at Quantum Victoria for an interactice learning experience.

Students enjoyed exploring the genetics behind the Hulk and Captain America, studied the projectile path of arrows of Hawkeye and performed experiments to attempt to figure out what materials Iron Man’s suit was made out of.
For more information, click here.

Our Amazing Photography Captains

Did you know that a significant number of the photos you see in our communications is taken by our talented Photography Captains?
On this newsletter and over the coming issues, we will profile the team so you get to know the faces and talent behind the lens.

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What do I like most about photography? I love the creative aspect, the ability to capture the beauty of nature as well as the engrossing emotion in life.

What specific area of photography am I most keen on exploring? Portrait photography has always been an area of curiosity for myself.

What is my favourite time of day to take pictures and why?  I personally prefer late in the day to night, as it adds a different feel to the images opposed to pure sunlight.

 

 

Emily ZinnowEmily Zinnow

What do you like most about photography? I like photography because you really get to use your imagination and capture what people don’t tend to see in day to day life. You get to have so much fun and i am always finding a new way to take a photo.

What specific area of photography are you most keen on exploring? I want to explore more abstract images and pictures of people, they are my favorite. Pictures of people would be the one I would love to explore most. Just taking pictures of people doing daily tasks and finding different ways to display their activities in just one photograph.

What is your favorite time of day to take pictures and why? I love to take photos during the day to capture people’s daily activities and even plant life surrounding everyone.

 

Next Issue: Erin Magnus and Hayden King

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College Clubs

ART CLUB – Wednesday at recess and lunchtime – Room B16
BREAKFAST CLUB – Every day before school – Food Tech Building
CHESS CLUB – Everyday at recess and lunchtime – Year 7 Centre
CHOIR – Every Monday lunchtime and Thursday recess – Music Room
GAMES CLUB – Every Wednesday lunchtime – Four Square area
HOMEWORK CLUB – Every Thursday after school until 4:30pm – Library
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CLUB – Every Thursday lunchtime – Room B2 – Contact Mr Lim for more info.

 

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We love to celebrate student’s achievements inside and outside the College. So if your child has done something special, let us know, so we all can celebrate together.

Send us a message through the College Facebook page.

 

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Held in the gym every Friday afternoon between 3:30 and 4:30pm.

Consent forms for participation are available from the office.

Come along for a trial.

 

 


Dr Ferghal Armstrong FRACGP

Doctors in SchoolsDr Ferdousi Akter

Did you know we have a Doctor’s office on site?
Dr Ferghal or Dr Akter and Nurse Meagan are at the College every Thursday from 9:30am – 1:30pm – students just need to come to the Log Cabin to get the forms for the clinic or pre-download them here form 1 and form 2

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Missed Immunisations?

Teenage boy getting vaccination in his armThe onsite doctor and nurse can update your child’s immunisation. They are available every Thursday from 9:30am – 1:30pm – Book through the wellbeing team at the Log Cabin

ATTENTION: Koorie Students aged 16 years and over can have an additional influenza immunisation free of charge.