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McKinnonNEWS
Issue 2, 27-Feb-2015
DATES TO REMEMBER
FEBRUARY
Thursday 26 February
BBQ & Casual Dress Day Fundraiser
7:00pm Year 8 Parent Information Evening

Friday 27 February
Year 10 & 11 Enhanced Geography Camp

Saturday 28 February
Year 10 & 11 Enhanced Geography Camp
Jazz Festival (Senior)
MARCH
Sunday 1 March
Year 10 & 11 Enhanced Geography Camp

Tuesday 3 March
9UP City Day 2
7:00pm DAV Senior Debating

Wednesday 4 March
Survivor Teams Challenge

Thursday 5 March
Kingston Division Swimming Competition
7:00pm VCE Formal
12:40pm EARLY FINISH

Friday 6 March
9UP City Day 3

Monday 9 March
PUBLIC HOLIDAY – NO SCHOOL
Wednesday 11 March
Outdoor Ed Surf Camp
General Assembly

Thursday 12 March
Outdoor Ed Surf Camp
3:30pm Curriculum Committee

Friday 13 March
Outdoor Ed Surf Camp

Monday 16 March
Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 Immunisations
7:00pm Finance Sub-Committee
7:30pm School Council

Tuesday 17 March
Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 Immunisations
5:30pm Year 7 Parent Information Evening

Wednesday 18 March
7:30pm Year 11 Theatre Studies Night

Thursday 19 March
Intermediate Round Robin
7:00pm House Music Festival

Friday 20 March
Year 10 Central Australia Tour

Saturday 21 March
Year 10 Central Australia Tour

Sunday 22 March
Year 10 Central Australia Tour

Monday 23 March
Year 10 Central Australia Tour
Year 10 Work Experience
Senior Round Robin

Tuesday 24 March
Year 10 Central Australia Tour
Year 10 Work Experience
7:30pm Year 12 Theatre Studies Performance

Wednesday 25 March
Year 10 Central Australia Tour
Year 10 Work Experience
Year 7 Camp
7:30pm Year 12 Theatre Studies Performance

Thursday 26 March
Year 10 Central Australia Tour
Year 10 Work Experience
Year 7 Camp
SMR Swimming
7:30pm Year 12 Theatre Studies Performance

Friday 27 March
END OF TERM 1
(Early Finish:  2:30pm)
Year 10 Central Australia Tour
Year 10 Work Experience
7:30pm Year 12 Theatre Studies Performance

Saturday 28 March
German Exchange
APRIL
Monday 13 April
START OF TERM 2




PRINCIPAL'S REPORT
A Message from the Principal

SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTIONS
In the last Newsletter I called for nominations for parent representatives on School Council.  There are 3 vacancies on Council for parents.  I am pleased to report that 5 parents have been nominated:

Linda Barclay
William Confalonieri
Gerd Diegelmann
Alan Limpyer
Jim Magee

I thank these parents for their willingness to contribute to the school in this capacity. 
Information about each candidate is available at the following link.  

ELECTION PROCESS
An election will now take place and ballot papers are available from the General Office.  Parents can attend the school and vote in person at the Office between 9.00am and 4.00pm.  Alternatively parents can telephone the General Office on 8520 9000 and ask for a Ballot Paper to either be posted to them or sent home with their children.  Voting remains open until 4.00pm Friday 6 March, 2015.

Results of the election will be in the next edition of the newsletter.
SWIMMING CARNIVAL
A very successful event was held on Wednesday 18 February.  The theme this year was Superheroes, a fun theme which provided students the opportunity to represent their house with lots of colour and a wonderful sporting spirit.

Thank you to everyone for your resilience considering the inclement weather at the beginning of the day.

Once again the ‘Mankinnon’ performance was a highlight and the talent of both the Year 12s and the staff was most impressive.  A wonderful tradition continues!

Congratulations to Mr Blackwood for his organisation of a very successful Carnival.  I would
also like thank the House Captains for engendering a great spirit of competition, the staff and students who enthusiastically participated, the Year 12s who organised a very successful sausage sizzle and some of the parents for their attendance.

Congratulations to Gilmore House who won the trophy on the day!  

Overall it was an excellent day!
PARENT EVENINGS
Thanks to all the parents who attended the Information Evenings held so far this year.  Again a great opportunity to share stories, meet others in the same situation and reflect on our students’ journey.  The support of our parent community is always very much appreciated and the Heads of Sub-school, Students Managers and teachers enjoy the strong partnerships that are built.
YEAR 7 PARENTS AFTERNOON
It was very pleasing to see so many of our Year 7 parents who attended the ‘Meet the Principals’ afternoon tea.  This initiative is a great opportunity to meet other parents and some key staff.  The students have settled well and their transition into secondary schooling appears to be running very smoothly.  They look and sound like they are enjoying their new school.
ACCIDENT INSURANCE/ AMBULANCE COVER
The Department of Education does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students.  Parents/Guardians of students, who do not have student accident insurance, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance/transport and any other transport costs. Parents/Guardians can purchase insurance policies from commercial insurers.
PERSONAL PROPERTY INSURANCE
Personal property is often brought to school by students, staff and visitors.  This can include mobile phones, iPods, electronic games, calculators, toys, musical instruments, sporting equipment and cars parked on school premises.  The Department of Education does not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools and it has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property.
TRAFFIC CONGESTION
At the start and end of each school day the traffic situation outside the school along narrow McKinnon Road is chaotic at best.  Please do not park illegally or in the bus zone.  Try and pick up your children a distance away from the school if possible.  Please do not drive into the school at all.  I thank you for your support in this matter.
DYSTURB
We were fortunate to welcome to our school photographic journalists and co-founders of Dysturb, Benjamin Girette and Pierre Terdjman from France on their first visit to Australia.
Dysturb are freelance photographers who take current international photojournalism to the streets of Paris and New York.  They have covered conflicts and issues worldwide.  Their photos convey important information on social justice matters around the globe that can challenge stereotypes, initiate discussion and raise awareness of international issues.  They held a forum for senior media, art students and those studying French.  It was a fascinating opportunity.  One of their paintings is now on our wall in B Block.

I hope this photo is thought provoking and raises awareness of global issues.  It is a reminder of how lucky we are to live here in peace and harmony.
INTERGENERATIONAL CONVERSATION PROGRAM
We are very pleased to continue the Intergenerational Conversation program in German this year and welcomed eight senior native German participants to the first conversation last Monday. This program is well received by all participants, students and senior participants, and we appreciate the contribution that our volunteers make to the learning of our students.
VAGO ADDITIONAL SCHOOL COSTS FOR FAMILIES REPORT
You may have read in the press that the Victorian Auditor-General has released a report on school costs for parents.  In response to the report’s findings, the Minister for Education has asked the Department of Education and Training to review its parent payment policy.  As a result of any changes to the Department’s policy, we will work with our School Council to update our own policy.  We don’t expect any changes until later in 2015 and we will let you know well in advance.  The Department’s parent payment policy is what we use to guide us in deciding what we will ask you to pay each year.  

We review our own parent payment policy, in conjunction with our School Council, on a yearly basis.  Our aim is to ensure our policy meets parents’ expectations, while also ensuring that all of our students are able to participate in the programs we offer.
ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS' REPORT
REPORT

SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Parents can access a copy of the College’s calendar of events within Compass. Click on the ✫ logo and select ‘Calendar’ to see the year’s upcoming activities, including camps, information nights, music performances, etc.
SAFE ONLINE BEHAVIOUR & ACCEPTABLE USE OF ICT RESOURCES
Please impress upon your children the need to use social networking sites such as Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram in a safe and responsible way.  We strongly encourage parents to discuss with your children how many ‘friends’ they have on Facebook - it is not uncommon for teenagers to have over 1000 friends on Facebook including many who they have never met face-to-face. This is risky behaviour.  We discuss this issue with students often and would recommend you sit with your child and go through their list of Facebook friends with them.  Further information about helping students behave safely online can be found on our website.  We expect students to always demonstrate the College’s core values of respect and integrity in their interactions with others, including all online communication.
SCHOOL GATES
Please note that the Draper Street and Walnut Street entrances to the College are closed during school hours.
SUCCESS STORIES
CHEERLEADING SUCCESS!

Kylie Campbell (Year 9) has been selected to compete in the National Cheerleaders Association All Star National Championship in Dallas, Texas in March this year.

She is part of the Outlaws All Stars squad which has brought together the best of Australia’s cheerleaders from Queensland, Victoria, and New South Wales to compete against what is expected to be over 19,000 Athletes.





In training, athletes are instructed in not only the disciplines which make up the sport of cheerleading but also are trained to develop and display leadership skills, personal confidence and team unity.

Congratulations and good luck, Kylie!

Merryn Walker
Publicity
LANGUAGES
MCKINNON STUDENTS ON THE AIR IN FRANCE!
During the French Exchange, our students had the opportunity to work on a history project with Mr Vicent (French history teacher at the Centre International de Valbonne). 2014 marked the one hundred year “anniversary” of the start of WW1. Our students researched the lives and 

history of diggers and shared it with the French school through their own radio. Their research was presented in a number of podcasts recorded and broadcasted at the French school and internationally. 





The content of their work is available here 


Pierrick Hubert
French Teacher
LEARNING MATTERS
YEAR 11 PARLIAMENT EXCURSION
As citizens, we are affected by the law every single day, but how much do we know about what actually happens in the parliament when a new law is being passed?
As part of Unit 1 VCE Legal Studies, students
have been learning about the legislative process undertaken by the State and Federal parliaments. We started off by forming our own parliament in the Legal Studies Classroom, and learnt how to draft our own bills, make speeches to the house and debate on proposed legislation, and while the discussions did get heated at times, it was a great way for us to understand a part of the curriculum that can be quite dry at times!

On Friday 20 February Ms Arena’s Year 11s took the trip to Victoria’s Parliament House to put what we’d learnt inside the classroom into action. Aided by our knowledgeable tour guides we were able to sit inside the Legislative Assembly, take on roles of actual members of parliament and perform a roleplay based on the 2007 change to the law regarding the issue of ‘Upskirting’ By the end of the day we had learnt more about the history of the Victorian
parliament as well as the steps taken to actually pass a law, all while we were sitting in the chamber where the Victorian government represents us and laws that affect us everyday are made.

Angela Arena
Head of Humanities
ICT AT McKINNON
CODE.CLUB
The first Code.Club session saw 26 students come along and use the Python programming language to meet the coding challenge posed by Ms Polan.
No experience is necessary, so we hope to see even more students jump in and join us on Mondays in A03 at lunchtime.
HELP KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE
Ergonomic use of Laptop or Computer devices for recreation or work at home, office or school can bring you great benefits, including your
children, if you adopt healthy habits by using them as a correct posture, regular breaks and a proper adjustment of equipment. Awareness of these Ergonomics basic safety tips and suggestions can help prevent or relieve occupational work, classroom or home stresses or disorders such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Back / Neck Pain or vision care when using laptop devices:

Here is a link to an entertaining, 2-minute video on YouTube which demonstrates some strategies you can easily employ to make our students' use of their laptops safer in terms of their physical health. 


CONVENTION CHECK
The old days of putting two spaces after a full stop, ! or : are gone and only one space should be used now.  So, all punctuation is now followed by a single space except:-

·  An opening bracket, eg Shane Warne (Warnie) is a fine bowler.

·   A hyphen, eg A low-flying plane can make a lot of noise.

Diana Hatch
Timetabler, ICT Learning Area Manager
SWIMMING CARNIVAL
REPORT
It was a cloudy forecast for the 2015 edition of the McKinnon Secondary College Swimming Carnival. Much more than just a swimming competition, this event is a real feast of physical activities. Water Polo, Beach Volleyball, Diving and new in 2015, was an Outdoor Table Tennis competition.

All students immersed themselves in the activities in an attempt to gain house points. In the fashion stakes, Chisholm raced away to a great start winning the best dressed house. The theme this year was Superheroes and Villains. Safe to say the students and staff all put in super efforts with their costumes.
The swimming events were hotly contested early, and it was Gilmore doing the damage in the pool. Monash tried hard all day with some super talented swimmers and impressive wins in the Beach Volleyball. Flynn had some
success in the Water Polo late in the day, but it was a bit late.

The only other highlight of the day was the MANKINNON dance off. Male staff members at McKinnon are selectively chosen for a big dance off, and they did not disappoint again this year, wooing the crowd with a superbly choreographed dance to UPTOWN FUNK. But it wasn't to be. Again, the Year 12 class of 2015 stepped up to the challenge and reclaimed the title. Could this be the end of mankinnon?

A massive thank you to all the staff who assisted on the day.  

Below is a list of results:

GILMORE     TOTAL - 1133

SWIMMING OVERALL - 666
RELAYS - 120
NOVELTIES - 18
TABLE TENNIS - 13
WATER POLO - 25
BEACH VOLLEYBALL - 38


MONASH     TOTAL - 926

SWIMMING OVERALL - 498
RELAYS - 106
NOVELTIES - 31
TABLE TENNIS - 22
WATER POLO - 20
BEACH VOLLEYBALL - 32


CHISHOLM     TOTAL - 821

SWIMMING OVERALL - 374
RELAYS - 66
NOVELTIES - 26
TABLE TENNIS - 22
WATER POLO - 16
BEACH VOLLEYBALL - 28


FLYNN     TOTAL - 605

SWIMMING OVERALL - 238
RELAYS - 54
NOVELTIES - 25
TABLE TENNIS - 18
WATER POLO - 22
BEACH VOLLEYBALL - 27


Age group champions will be awarded at the next General Assembly.  We wish the best for all our representatives at the Kingston Swimming competition on 5 March at the Caulfield Swimming pool again.

Tim Blackwood
Swimming Co-ordinator
SPORT REPORT
SENIOR BOYS CRICKET
"Fortunate indeed this field,
Its destiny is not to yield,
A harvest made with wheat and corn,
From rutting plough or harrow born,
But cleared of lump & stump & thicket,
Is set aside for playing cricket."

On Thursday 12 February, King George Reserve was set aside for this wonderful pastime, playing cricket.  The Senior Boys Cricket team gathered at the hallowed turf, where a history of McKinnon legends had strutted their stuff. 

The scorebook, told a story of old McKinnon stalwarts, with names like McCooke, Halliday and Schwarz littered throughout. 
This year it just wasn’t meant to be.  After belting 82 off 8 overs in the first match against Parkdale, we went out in the field with our tails up but unfortunately some heavy hitting from the Parkdalians handed them the victory, and later in the day the championship as they edged past us overall on percentage.

Well done to all the boys who played on the day.

Mr Hudd
Coach
SENIOR GIRLS CRICKET
Last Thursday, fifteen of the finest Senior Girls Cricketers McKinnon has to offer played a unique 10/10 style game of cricket at McKinnon Reserve.  Batting first, Michelle Pits started strong and after a full innings, the girls had reached 167 runs.  Bowling highlight has to go to Cassie Semple's 3/0.  Yes, a three wicket maiden over which catapulted the McKinnon girls to a comfortable 70 run victory.  

Here's hoping the ladies can keep up the good work in the next division!

Cheers
Kate Jobson
Coach to the Stars!
INTERMEDIATE BOYS CRICKET
The Intermediate Boys Cricket team ventured to King George Reserve for a successful day today (Monday 16 February), taking out the Kingston Division Pennant.

Game One:  the boys faced their toughest challenge for the day against Parkdale.  We bowled first with Parkdale making 57 off their 8 overs.  Wickets were shared between Katiba NainhaboTim Oaten and Josh Meyer all claiming one each. 

In reply, we managed to chase the runs down on the second last ball with Shubham Bhargave leading the way with 27 retired and Ben Chapman icing the game with 13 not out.

Game Two:  we accounted for Bentleigh quite easily, 67 to 36.  Josh Meyer and James French lead the way with the ball with 2 wickets each and Lachlan Arneil 16 not out and Tim Mullane 13 were our leading batters.

Game Three:  against Mordialloc, we saw Shubham Bhargave put on a master class with the bat with 34 retired in our total of 91.  Mordialloc could only manage 36 in reply with Katiba Nainhabo and Josh Meyer tearing the heart out of their top order with 3 and 2 wickets respectively.

Final Game:  we came up against a battle weary Sandringham who capitulated for 12 in their innings. Shubham Bhargave and Katiba Nainhabo were the destroyers with 5 and 3 wickets respectively.  We managed to knock off the runs in 10 balls and take the Pennant back to McKinnon.

Greg Hoskin
Coach
INTERMEDIATE GIRLS CRICKET
On Monday 16 February, the McKinnon Intermediate Girls Cricket Team played in the Kingston Cricket Competition at McKinnon Reserve.  McKinnon defeated Sandringham Secondary College by 90 runs in their first game 141 to 51. In McKinnon's second match the girls defeated Mordialloc Secondary College by 51 runs 91-40.  Best Players were Melina AryesGrace MackayJess Zivin and Claire Pardo.  The girls now move through to the Southern Metropolitan Finals in Term Four.

James Bridges
Coach
JUNIOR SPORT REPORT 
Congratulations to the following teams who have had a win in the interschool sport:

YEAR 8 
McKinnon defeated Brighton in Year 8 Boys Cricket; 

McKinnon defeated Brighton in Year 8 Boys Tennis. 

ROUND 3
McKinnon v Bentleigh - 27 February  

Each student has been allocated one or their three sport preferences for Term 2.  This week 23 - 27 February is swap week and the students are encouraged to find someone to swap with if they would like to make a change.  All junior students have been notified regarding this opportunity.  They are to complete and sign the 'Sport Swap Form' with the person they are swapping with and place it in the Swap Box outside Staff Room 1.  This form is available on the sport’s noticeboard.  Swap week finishes on Friday 27 February.

Can parents continue to remind their child to be sunsmart for sport by wearing sunscreen, their named McKinnon school hat and bring a waterbottle to all sport sessions. 

Thanks again for your support.

Carole Hooper 
Junior Sport Coordinator 





MUSIC NEWS
MAKE THE TIME FOR DAILY PRACTICE
As the year starts to take shape, we encourage all students to take their instruments home regularly to practice.  Students should be aiming at daily practice on their instrument to see consistent improvements.  Parents are encouraged to contact the relevant instrumental teacher to gain an understanding of the time per day that students should be practicing.
MUSIC STORE ROOM AND INSTRUMENTS
We ask that all students clearly label their instruments and utilise the storage space effectively.  Many students are not using the shelves provided and might find that their instruments are misplaced, causing a great deal of concern.  All personally owned instruments brought to school must be clearly identified with the student’s name and a contact number.
HIRE FEES
These are now due and should be paid to the Bursar as soon as possible.
HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Rehearsals are under way in earnest.  The level of enthusiasm for all students is extremely high.  


REMINDER: the House Music Festival is at 7:00pm on Thursday 19 March in the School Hall.  

We invite you to come along and celebrate with the students on this evening.
ENSEMBLE PRACTICE
Rehearsals for our out of school ensembles will start progressively over the next few weeks. Groups will start their regular rehearsals as follows:

Monday 
(Before School) - Junior Stage Band
(Lunchtime) - Junior Percussion
(After School) - Senior Stage Band & Clarinet Choir

Tuesday
(Before School) - Senior Stage Band
(Lunchtime) - Senior Singers (until after musical)
(After School) - Symphonic Wind & Senior Singers (this time only starts after musical)

Wednesday
(Lunchtime) - Saxophone Ensemble
(After School) - Intermediate Stage Band

Thursday
(Before School) - Symphonic Strings
(Lunchtime) - Choir
(After School) - Orchestra

Friday
(Before School) - Ovenden Band
(Lunchtime) - Senior Percussion
UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
  • Saturday 28 February 2015 at 4:00pm - Senior Stage Band performing at the Big Bands Sunsets Festival in Mordialloc.  For more information www.bigbandsunsets.com.au
  • Friday 6 March 2015 at 10:30am – Senior Singers and Choir students participating in the World Day of Prayer Service, at the Templar Society on Tucker Road.  The featured country this year is the Bahamas.
  • Tuesday 17 March 2015 at 5:30pm – Year 8 Band and Strings are performing for the new Year 7 students and parents in the School Hall.
  • Thursday 19 March 2015 at 7:00pm – House Music Festival, School Hall.
Wednesday 25 March 2015 - McKinnon is pleased to be hosting the South East Victorian Region 2015 Senior Concert Bandfest for the third year in a row. This event gives our student musicians the opportunity to rehearse and record music in an advanced concert band setting and work with different conductors and band members from other schools. Senior students interested in participating should contact Mr West or their instrumental teacher. The guest conductor this year is Ingrid Martin.

Megan Papworth
Head of Music - Classroom
LIBRARY
OPENING HOURS
Monday – Friday                8:15am - 4:30pm

Staying open late after school for students to complete homework, study, research, to print, read and browse online etc.  Closed at recess.

Queries to:  library@mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au
YEAR 7S (AND OTHER NEW STUDENTS)
The Library welcomes all new Year 7s (and other new students too!)  We invite you to come down to the library to select books to borrow, read magazines, find a quiet place to study, print, photocopy etc.  Please browse our catalogue, either online or in the library, to see what items we have.  If we don’t have what you want, ask us and we will consider getting it.
LIBRARY/STUDENT CARDS
All new students have been issued with student/library cards.  They are really useful in the Library!  If you want to borrow a book simply present it to the librarian on duty for scanning.  For releasing print jobs or photocopying simply pass it over the log-in screen (to avoid typing you user name and having someone else see your password!).  Last year’s cards still work.  Please try carry your card with you all the time, there is a convenient plastic pocket in the school diary that it will fit into.
YEAR 12 VCE STUDENTS
Make sure you browse the Overnight-loans section in the library.  It has lots of useful resources to help with your studies.  More to come!
CHANGE TO OPENING HOURS
Please note the temporary change to Library Opening Hours.  The library will be closing at 4:30pm Monday – Friday for the next few weeks.

Russell Absalom
Library

SCHOOL NEWS
SUMMER DAYS
We have adequate shade available for our students but many will choose to walk around or play sport at recess and lunchtime and therefore we encourage our students to wear their school hat if they are in the sun.  All students are aware that they MUST wear a hat during PE and sport lessons which reinforces the ‘no hat, no play!’ rule that applied in primary school.

Sunglasses can also be worn to protect the eyes from the sun’s harmful rays however the peaked cap should provide sufficient protection.

We also recommend that students apply sunscreen before leaving home, if walking to school and bring it with them to apply during the summer months when they are outside.  

At McKinnon we aim to encourage our students to be Sun Smart and reduce their risk of skin cancer later in life.  We know that a healthy balance of exposure to the sun’s UV rays is important for everyone.  Too much can cause sunburn and damage to the skin, whereas too little can lead to low Vitamin D levels which is
required for healthy bones, muscles and general good health.

Water is very important for hydration. With the exception of specialist classrooms students may carry a water bottle with them on hot days.

Susan Wilken
Community Health 
CAN YOU OFFER WORK EXPERIENCE?
This message is for McKinnon parents who might be able to offer a work experience opportunity for our senior students, mainly year 10.

Students are generally looking at areas like Business/office work, engineering, media, medical/health sciences, the creative arts, trades and science. We have many employers in these areas that have taken students in the past. However with increasing student numbers and more financial pressures on business it can be a difficult task.

However it can be a very valuable experience
in determining career option and VCE subject choices for VCE.

Employers are required to pay students a minimum of $25 per week and provide a supervised & relevant placement.

Students are covered for insurance by the department when the work experience arrangement form is completed by all parties.

If your workplace is able to offer 5 days to give an insight into the world of work to our students could you please send us your details: 


The main date is the block placement for students not going to Central Australia, i.e. the last week of term 1. Monday 23rd to Friday 30th March.  Students can also do work experience during term holidays. 

Eddie Mest, Careers Coordinator
Delmar Zachest, Careers Assistant
Jason Evans, Work Experience Assistant

SCHOOL INFORMATION
GENERAL OFFICE
Office hours are:   8:15am - 4:30pm
Telephone:             8520 9000

Parents should always make contact with the General Office first when visiting the school or trying to make contact with their children.

Appointments with teachers must be made via telephone or email them directly.

Student absences should be reported to the school before 9:00am.  Please email the Attendance Officer Alison Pollock (alisonp@mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au) or telephone 8520 9050 on the day of the absence by 9:00am. 

A note on the day of return to the General Office is required for absences where no parent contact has been possible.  Proformas for absence explanations can be downloaded from our website (www.mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au).
UNIFORM SHOP
Phone/Fax No:  9578 2151
NORMAL SHOP TRADING HOURS
Tuesdays                              8:15am - 12 noon
Fridays                                 12:30pm - 4:00pm
1st Saturday every month      9:30am - 12 noon

Cheques must be payable to Fashion Clubwear.

UNIFORM SHOP HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS

Tuesday 31 March 11:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday 2 April 11:00am – 3:00pm
Tuesday 7 April 11:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday 9 April 11:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday 11 April  9:30am – 12 noon
LOST PROPERTY
Please ensure all school clothes, books and personal property are clearly labelled with the student’s name.  Many items are not returned to their rightful owners because they are not labelled correctly or clearly.


USBs should include a folder with the student’s name and form to assist in returning it to the correct person.  If you have lost anything see Mrs Plate in the Sick Bay during recess, lunch or end of day.
IMMUNISATIONS
Immunisations are taking place on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 March.  Both boys and girls in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 will be immunised.  Please ensure that you return your Immunisation forms by the due date even if your child is not being immunised.
COMMUNITY NEWS/ADVERTISEMENTS
COMMUNITY NEWS

ST PAUL’S NETBALL AND FOOTBALL CLUB

St Paul’s is seeking players for an U19 and two senior football teams who will compete in the Southern Football League Division One section.  Contact Michael Hogan (assistant coach):  m hogan@optusnet.com.au or Tim Blackwood at the school.  Refer to the website www.sfl.com.au, St. Paul’s Football Club and refer to the attached document.









PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and LD Parent Support Network (Bayside) Group is held on Wednesday 11 March at 7:00pm – 9:00pm at 21 Bay Road, Sandringham.  Please refer to the attached for further information.

CAULFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL FETE
Sunday 22 March, 2015
(English-Japanese Bilingual School)
10:00am – 5:00pm at 724 Glenhuntly Road, Caulfield South.  Events:  Taiko Drumming, Games, Food, Animals and Silent Auction.


ADVERTISEMENTS

HARRY MULLANY VOCAL STUDIO
Vocal Studio in Bentleigh East is offering expert singing tuition for VCE, AMEB and professional industry training.

Call Harry now on: 0409842705











ART MATTERS
Kathy Lee
Incy Lin
Lucia Roohizadegan
Lenore Segal
Neo Taufa
Angela Ye
Yael Zamir

Year 9
Elisha Boland
Alice Dai
Anika Duggan
Tara Fellini
Alex Jenek
Carol Jing
Shin Ju Lum
Ido Landau
Sally Park
Lilli Soprano
Nicholas Whitehead

Year 10
June Ding
Ting Gan
Joanne Lee
Leon Lin
Deme Lu
Anna McCooke
Bianca Pardo
Casey Rosenberg
Mikaela Sharman-Smith


PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD NOMINATIONS
Everybody who attended the opening of our annual Arts Show in November last year, was asked to vote for their favourite artwork in the Junior School and their favourite artwork in the Senior School. The winner for each category wins a cash prize and certificate. The winners will be announced at the next General Assembly. To see if you have been voted for, have a look at the following list:

Year 7
Kya Austin
Rex Daniels-Naim
Eden Harvey
Ashley Hunter
Kathryn Polendakis
Gleb Spektor
Olivia Whitehead
Tara Williams
Lisa Winkler

Year 8
Cindy Cao
Lachlan Dubout
Guy Dyskin
Diane Georges
Will Hardy
Merey Khabiyeva
Evie Krieger
Year 11
Ying Chen
Roni Dyskin
Penelope Kaltzis
Cordellier Kim
Julia Mac Rae
Ellie Ramanlal
Lauren Rosenberg
Zeon Thayalan
Michelle Weng
Breanna Whitehead
Vanessa Wong

Year 12
Lisel Christiansen
Gina Clements
Ruby Harvey
Angus Houghton-Norris
Luisa Marrollo
Eleanor McCooey
Stephanie McCulloch
Brydie McDonald
Lambrini Niaros
Lauren Rosenberg
Gabrielle Steele

Congratulations to all of the students who were nominated.

Ms Kuriata
Arts KLA Manager