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McKinnonNEWS
Issue 3, 13-Mar-2015
DATES TO REMEMBER
MARCH
Thursday 12 March
Outdoor Ed Surf Camp
3:30pm Curriculum Committee

Friday 13 March
Outdoor Ed Surf Camp

Monday 16 March
Year 7 Immunisations
7:00pm Finance Sub-Committee
7:30pm School Council

Tuesday 17 March
Year 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
Year 7 Camp
7:30pm Year 12 Theatre Studies Performance

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

Wednesday 15 April
State Swimming Finals

Thursday 16 April
Year 8 Medieval Day

Friday 17 April
MSC Musical Rehearsal Camp

Saturday 18 April
MSC Musical Rehearsal Camp

Monday 20 April
Symphonic Wind Band Rehearsal Camp
7:00pm Finance Sub-Committee
7:30pm School Council

Tuesday 21 April
Symphonic Wind Band Rehearsal Camp

Wednesday 22 April
no classes
Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences

Thursday 23 April
7:30pm Year 11 Theatre Studies Night

PRINCIPAL'S REPORT
A message from the Principal

SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTIONS
Congratulations to the School Council Members for 2015.  Elections were held and I thank all who nominated.

2015 School Council members:
Pitsa Binnion
Alan Bullas
William Confalonieri
Kellie Felmingham
Gill Highnam
Shirley Jiang
Lana Kaper
Alan Limpyer
Jim Magee
Les McLeod
Lachlan Noble
Peter Quinn
Demetrious Stoupas

Co-opted Thistlelonians:
Geoff Woolnough

Co-opted Student Representative:
Callum Lloyd

I look forward to working with School Council and thank all of you for your willingness to serve this community in this capacity.
9UP - CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR YEAR 9s
Congratulations to all staff and students involved in the 9UP excursions to the city.  I have received numerous phone calls from people who had witnessed exceptional conduct, behaviour and good manners from our students.  They have shown respect when dealing with people, courtesy on the train and I congratulate all for being exceptional ambassadors for our school.

The following are a couple of emails I received from people who were interviewed by students:

“Good morning, I wanted to pass on how impressed I was this morning when I was approached by a group of your students to conduct a survey.  Their positive demeanour, nice manners and interaction skills are a real credit to your school.  It was a pleasure to meet them and participate in their survey”.

“I was just asked by a group of Year 9 students from your school to complete a survey on my thoughts towards gay marriage.  When I asked students why they were collecting the information and what they were going to do with it afterwards I was thrilled to hear a very coherent and thorough explanation by Carly Thurgood (Year 9) that the study was to understand the community we live in, how decisions are made and how we can help to shape these.  I was so thrilled to see such a collaborative, engaging and practical approach to an important topic.  The group of students I encountered represented your school faultlessly”.

It is always wonderful to receive these compliments from people in the community.
VCE FORMAL
Our Annual VCE formal was held on Thursday 6 March at the Brighton International.  As always, much effort was undertaken to ensure this event was a tremendous success.

Students looked glamorous and I was very grateful for the efforts of Mr Noble, Ms Felmingham, Mr Hudd, Mr Quinn and Ms Lehmann for their organisation of this important event.  I also thank our student leaders for their assistance and the many staff who were in attendance and make this event possible.  The Management of International Receptions in Brighton love our school because our students are so well behaved and a credit to their families and our school.
CANBERRA TRIP
Ms Arena, Ms Cozens, Mr Cukierman and Mr Machin have travelled to Canberra with senior legal and politics students over the long weekend.  They have enjoyed three days experiencing all that is brilliant in Canberra.  

It is indeed an impressive cultural and political hub and I am sure students found it an inspirational place to visit.  I hope their learning is enhanced and I am very grateful for the efforts of the staff.
GERMAN EXCHANGE
I wish the nineteen German students along with Frau Fowler and Herr Kamener all the best for the trip to Germany.  They leave on Sunday and I know they will return with wonderful memories and a life changing experience.
CONGRATULATIONS TO
Melina Ayres (Year 10) on receiving a Soccer Award at the Victorian School Sports Awards 2014 held on Tuesday 10 March at the MCG.  

We wish you all the very best in your sporting endeavours for both Soccer and Cricket.  You are a wonderful ambassador for our College.  Well done!
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
On Friday 6 March, Page 4, The Australian newspaper made mention of McKinnon Secondary College.

This article showcases excellence in public schools and names a number of these schools in Australia that outperform high cost private schools.  The article can be found at the following link .  

However, the last paragraph reads “Students at McKinnon Secondary College in Melbourne recorded higher results in Year 9 numeracy than those at Melbourne Girls’ Grammar, which had nearly three times more funding for each student”.

I would also like to congratulate our Maths Faculty for working tirelessly to deliver exceptional outcomes for students.  In fact I acknowledge and pay tribute to all teachers at McKinnon who help deliver these exceptional outcomes.
ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS' REPORT
Assistant Principals' Report

STUDENT DIARIES
Parents are reminded to check their children’s school diaries regularly.  All students should be making entries for all their subjects each day. They are required to record whether homework is given, what tasks are required and when they are due.  If no specific tasks are set for homework, students should revise and prepare for approaching assessment tasks, such as tests and exams. Students who have difficulty using their diary appropriately, revising effectively and completing homework on time should approach their Student Managers for assistance and support.
PHOTO DAY
Student photos were taken on Friday 13 February.  Arthur Reed Photos will take approximately 3 to 4 weeks to complete orders, which will be distributed at school as soon as they arrive. Students who did not bring the photo envelope and money on this day can order their photos online.








SAFETY IN MCKINNON ROAD
Staff from Glen Eira City Council have recently been photographing (and issuing infringement notices to) drivers that stop to drop-off children in the bus zone outside McKinnon SC and in no parking/standing zones.  Please be careful to observe and obey all signs in McKinnon Road.  Traffic congestion is a continuing problem near the College and we ask for your cooperation in driving carefully and ensuring the safety of all children in the surrounding streets.  














SUCCESS STORIES
KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!
Congratulations to Hamish Jobling (Year 7) who competed in the recent 2015 Victorian State Karate Championships.  He competed in both the Children's Kata Boys 12-13 years in which he won silver and the Children’s male Kumite 12-13 years under 40 kg and won gold. 

Hamish has been involved in Karate for 6 years and has won a number of state titles and has twice been National Champion.

What a wonderful achievement Hamish and good luck for the future.







ARCHERY CHAMPION
Ben Howe (Year 11) competed in the 2015 Australian Open Archery Championships in Hobart from 6 - 8 March.

The tournament involved a ranking round (72 arrows shot of 2 fights) to determine the ranking of all competing Archers. There were 37 of Australia's top Archers competing which included World and National champions and multiple Olympic representatives from 1996 - 2012.

After the first half of the ranking, Ben was ranked fourth and after the second half and a change in the weather (Ben shot very well considering the conditions) he was ranked fourth in Australia in the Open Division. Australia's latest Olympic Representative from London was placed 8th, eight points behind Ben.  Ben also made it to the second round of the individual match play.

Congratulations on this amazing achievement, Ben, and we wish you continued success for the future.
CRICKET SELECTION FOR SHUBHAM
Shubham Bhargave (Year 10) recently tried out for the Victorian 15 & Under Schoolboys Cricket team and was selected to compete in the School Sport Australian Cricket Championships in Darwin in June.

Well done Shubham and we wish you every success in the upcoming tournament!

 Merryn Walker
Publicity
LANGUAGES
INTERGENERATIONAL CONVERSATION
On Monday 22 February, our Year 11 German class was excited to meet our German senior participants in the Intergenerational Conversation program which started in its third year at McKinnon Secondary College.

We welcomed eight German senior participants to our first conversation, some of them have been attending for the third year, but there were many new and interested volunteers that joined for the first time this year. Monash University researched this program in the past, and I would like to thank especially Ms Ramona Baumgartner, project coordinator for the German program, who assisted in recruiting German senior citizens for our program.

This program connects younger language learners with older bilinguals. The study on this project revealed that there are mutual gains for all involved. Whilst our young learners improve their oral and aural communication skills through natural conversations with native speakers, our senior volunteers facilitate active aging and feel valued and appreciated for the contributions they make. Monash University also found “evidence of significant improvements of senior citizens’ quality of life, health and well-being”. The program equally develops a better understanding amongst our students for the aging population.

Our first conversation, getting to know each other, in the form of some speed-dating conversations, and a shared afternoon tea was enjoyed by all participants.

We are looking forward to our Intergenerational Conversations this year and thank all senior participants for raising the students’ interest in these personal encounters already in this first session.
E-BOOKS IN YEAR 7 LANGUAGE CLASSES
With the introduction of Chromebooks and the wish to reduce the weight of schoolbags, the Languages faculty decided to reduce one
hardcopy book (Textbook) with the opportunity of having this book available as an e-book.

The e-book is a compulsory book that every student will need to purchase, our Workbook is still a hardcopy book, as students have to complete exercises in this book in hand writing.

The e-book will allow students to access a range of audio-video resources that were not available with the traditional book. Teachers also have access to a wider range of resources and they can project selected book content on the board. It is new for teachers and students; we are discovering a new range of possibilities for teaching and learning.
GRANT FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF FRENCH TEACHERS VICTORIA
Congratulations to Mr Hubert for receiving a grant from the AFTV to support his work in developing VCE French tutorials and podcasts. The money will be used to purchase new editing software and sound recording devices. Existing videos can be viewed on YouTube http://goo.gl/IkcedK

Andrea Fowler
Head of Languages
LEARNING MATTERS
YEAR 12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: PORT OF MELBOURNE EXCURSION
Unit 3 of Business Management focuses on large scale organisations and their importance to the Australian economy. To gain a firsthand look of a real-life organisation, both Year 12 Business Management classes went to the Port of Melbourne Corporation during Week 3.  

Students learnt the positive impact that big business makes on Australian society, the need to be ethical and socially responsible, internal and external pressures placed on business and also an
understanding of the Port of Melbourne as a hub for import and export trade in south-eastern Australia. 

Everyday the Port of Melbourne moves 7000 shipping containers in and out of the docks, accounting for the management of 34% of Australia’s total imports and exports. Students therefore saw cranes in action, massive shipment infrastructure, the delivery and unpacking of shipping containers and the many other logical processes involved in the industry. This was a great introduction to Year 12 Business Management and perfect insight before their first SAC!

Mrs Kate Jobson
Year 12 Business Management
ART MATTERS
CONGRATULATIONS - 3D ART STUDENTS
Congratulations to the following students:  Anika Duggan, Chelsea Chum, Leon Lin, Harry Guan, Sophie Robertson and Mikaela Sharman-Smith.

A Zart Art representative attended our Art Show (November 2014) and was so impressed by our fantastic students Artworks, they have chosen to include the following students work in their next exhibition.
Anika Duggan (Year 9 3D 2014), her work is an impressive Sun Mirror (People’s Choice Award Winner 2014)

Leon Lin (Year 10 3D 2014), his work is a Dragon Fly

The others are Year 10 3D Students 2014 whose work was based on the work brief of 90% metal (a very broad topic challenging the most creative students!).  Very impressive results!

Robyn Pryor
3D Art Teacher
Harry Guan Studio Art, Year 12, Tiny Dragon using a 3D Doodle Pen (first attempt!)

Thursday March 26th: 4.15 - 5.30pm




ICT AT McKINNON
INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION
IT and Computer Science are now international platforms. Often people around the world work on the same projects from many different countries. It is an important aspect of our curriculum. As such throughout the year, we encourage all students to participate in many different activities. This week will see all of last year's participants in the NCSS Challenge receive their award certificates. 

The end of term is fast approaching and in the last two weeks of term all IT students will be participating in the international Bebras Computational Thinking Competition. All students, even those not currently enrolled in an
IT subject, are encouraged to participate.  Sign up for the event by contacting an IT teacher directly or emailing Ms Hatch and come along to A4 any lunchtime in the last week of term to participate. We especially encourage those that participated last year!  Check out http://www.bebras.edu.au/ for details and practice questions. 
LOOKING AFTER YOUR HARDWARE
With so many of our students now carrying their personal devices (Chromebooks or Netbooks) with them everywhere, we'd like to remind the whole community that looking after our own hardware is very important. These machines are designed to last for three years and if we look after them they will! Simple steps like ensuring that our device is ALWAYS carried in a proper laptop bag or case will help with the longevity of the hardware. Also make sure the device is charged every night. Make sure the plug is switched on at the wall! Some students are starting the day with low batteries and this limits the quality of the work they can potentially produce in class. 

Students are encouraged not to use their devices for entertainment at recess and lunch,
to save on batteries and give both the machine and user a break. 

Lastly all technology works best if it is properly turned off at the end of every day. This means shutting down the computer not just closing the screen or setting it to sleep. 
CONVENTION CHECK
People in all parts of our society are using electronic communications more and more. Gone are the days when we paid per character, and mobile device keyboards were hard to use. 

An important topic covered in Year 7 ICT is email conventions, All emails should have a salutation (greeting), be written in proper English with correct capitalisation and punctuation and have a sign off at the end. The first reply following an email should follow the same format, and after that the writers may become more relaxed. 

Good, clear communication is very important when you can't hear tone of voice nor see body language. 

Diana Hatch
Timetabler, ICT Learning Area Manager
SPORT REPORT
KINGSTON SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
On Thursday 5 March, the McKinnon swimming team were in full flight. There were some senior students that had other formal commitments, but overall we had one of our largest teams for this event.

For six years running McKinnon won the overall competition, only nudging out Parkdale by 71 points. We also won the Junior Boys, Senior Boys and Boys Aggregate pennants.

Super fishes on the day were Will Sharp (Year 7), Sienna Beaves (Year 8), Gabriella Lignos (Year 10) and Max Putamorsi (Year 11) who won multiple events and won the Age Group Champion trophies.

We have a team of twenty-two that will compete in the Southern Metropolitan Region Finals on Thursday 26 March. We wish them the best of luck.

Tim Blackwood
Coach
JUNIOR SPORT REPORT - INTERSCHOOL COMPETITION 
YEARS 7 & 8
YEAR 7 v SANDRINGHAM
Congratulations to the following Year 7 teams in their second round of interschool competition against Sandringham (first round was a bye): 

·         Boys Tennis               6-0 
·         Girls Tennis                6-0
·         Boys Volleyball           2-0
·         Girls Volleyball            2-0
·         Boys Cricket               0/53 - 2/37
YEAR 7 v BENTLEIGH
Congratulations to the winning McKinnon
teams in their third round of interschool competition: 
  • Boys Tennis 
  • Boys Volleyball
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Boys Cricket
  • and Softball 
YEAR 7 v BRIGHTON
Congratulations to the following Year 7 teams in their fourth round of interschool competition against Sandringham:
  • Boys Tennis
  • Girls Tennis
  • Boys Volleyball
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Boys Cricket B
  • Boys Cricket C
  • Boys Baseball
  • Boys Softball
UPCOMING ROUNDS
Round 5 v Parkdale - 17 March
YEAR 8 v BENTLEIGH
Congratulations to the following teams who had a win in the third round of interschool competition against Bentleigh:
  • Boys and Girls Tennis
  • Boys and Girls Volleyball
  • Boys Cricket
  • Baseball 
  • Softball 
YEAR 8 v PARKDALE
Congratulations to the following teams who had a win in the fourth round of interschool competition against Parkdale:
  • Girls Tennis
  • Boys Volleyball
  • Softball
Finals will be held on Friday 20 March.  

Go McKinnon !!
IMPORTANCE OF CHECKING COMPASS PRIOR TO SPORT
Please encourage your child to regularly check compass for up to date sporting arrangements to ensure they are in the right place at the right time to enjoy their sport. 

Thanks again for your ongoing support. 

Go McKinnon !!

Carole Hooper
Junior Sport Coordinator
LAWN BOWLS
McKinnon entered three teams into the Kingston Division Lawn Bowls competition on Monday 23 February at McKinnon Lawn Bowls Club.  The competition was fierce between fourteen teams. 

JUNIOR LAWN BOWLS
Congratulations to our Champion Junior team of the Hardy (William & James) boys and Anthony Hantzopoulous who won the Junior Pennant and made it into the final round of the Seniors competition.

SENIOR LAWN BOWLS
Our Senior team played in a nail biting final that saw each bowl finishing centimetres from the Jack. Unfortunately Mordialloc had luck on their side. The measuring tape came out and Mordialloc were just too good on the day to take out the pennant.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the McKinnon Senior Boys team of Matt James (Skipper) Jason Moncrieff (lead) and Nicholas Whittaker on their efforts in the last few years with interschool lawn bowls. They have been sensational ambassadors for the school and for lawn bowls.  It is an end of an era. Through their exposure to lawn bowls in the Junior Sports Programme they are now playing competition lawn bowls on the weekend for a community club. It is this pathway that gives coaches such pleasure. Well done boys and good luck in the future. Nick is now looking to recruit two players for the school team next year!
 
Well done again to all.  

Carole Hooper
Junior Sport Coordinator
MUSIC NEWS
INSTRUMENTS
It has been another busy fortnight in the Music Department. Most students who are hiring instruments should have been allocated their relevant instrument. A reminder to those who have not yet organised payment, instruments cannot be taken home until this is done. 

Another reminder to students and parents that privately owned instruments that are brought to school, should be clearly identified with the relevant student’s name and telephone number.
WELCOME
We welcome the new upper strings teacher, Ms Clare Bugeja. She will be teaching at the school on Wednesdays.
PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES
The Senior Stage Band performed at the Big Bands at sunset on Saturday 28 February.  The gathered crowd commented on the fantastic sound they produced and how tight their ensemble playing was.  Well done to all students and Mr Dmitry Serebrianik.

Congratulations to the Senior Singers for performance at World Day of Prayer Friday 6 March at the Templar Society. The students were engaging and received fantastic comments about their musicality. Thank you to Ms Blanka West for her ongoing drive with this fantastic group.
HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Another reminder to keep 7:00pm on Thursday 19 March free for the House Music Festival.  The students are preparing a great deal of music for the evening and are looking forward to presenting this to a large audience. We look forward to seeing you then.

HIRE FEES
These are now due and should be paid to the Bursar as soon as possible.

AMEB SESSION 1
Enrolments have now closed for the first session and exams will be in a fortnight’s time.  We wish all candidates good luck and a reminder to keep practising.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
·         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 -  - 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.

ENSEMBLE PRACTICE


Another reminder that rehearsals for our out of school ensembles have now started:

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
Saxaphone Ensemble

After School
Intermediate Stage Band

Thursday
Before School
Symphonic Strings

 Lunchtime
Choir

After School
Orchestra

Friday
Before School
Ovenden Band
 
Lunchtime
Senior Percussion

Megan Papworth
Head of Music - Classroom
LIBRARY
ENHANCE TV
Enhance TV is a video streaming service, a bit like Netflix, Stan etc., except with an educational focus.  Documentaries, films and sometimes drama shows that are broadcast by the free to air TV channels and Pay TV stations are recorded and made available for streaming, generally within 1 day of broadcast.  A really good feature of this service is that advertisements are edited out.   All McKinnon students will have recently received an email with log in information for Enhance TV.  Using their school user name and password, students can log in using Google plus (search your emails with the terms “Enhance TV direct” to find further information).  Please Note: that access to some videos may be restricted based on the program’s rating and the age of the student.  This is an excellent service made available to all students currently enrolled at McKinnon.  Please ask your child about it.
E-BOOKS
Can’t find the book you want to read on the shelves?  Browse our e-book selection on the home page by selecting the Wheelers e-book link.  From there you will be able to download a book of your choice.

BOOK REVIEWS
Our library system allows students to post book reviews.  100+ book reviews written by students have just been approved and are now viewable in the catalogue.  As you can see on the screen below the books without star ratings are waiting to be reviewed.

OPENING HOURS
Monday – Friday                8:15am - 4:30pm

(Please note:  Library will be closing at 4:30pm each day until further notice).

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


















SCHOOL NEWS
CONGRATULATIONS TO FEBRUARY’S TOP WRITERS!
Thank you to the many talented students who entered ‘Writer of the Month’ in February. With so many great entries it was very difficult to decide on our winners!

HUGE congratulations to: 
  • Jenna Dimitrakas 9C,
  • Patrick King 9K,
  • Lucia Roohizadegan 9F,
  • Katie Zhou 8C and
  • Callum Tampion 7C.
These students have all won a $25 voucher from Benn’s Books and gained 50 points for their house. You can read their wonderful work on the ‘Writer of the Month’ google site.
Entries for March need to be submitted, as a word document, by Friday 27 March (the last day of Term 1).

Read their work via the following link: Click Here

Keep up the fantastic writing McKinnon students!

Ms Liz Pentland
Write of the Month Coordinator
BADMINTON CLUB
The school badminton club meets in the Gym on Thursdays after school until 4pm. All students are welcome, badminton rackets can be provided. Contact Mr Munro for more information.

Mr Munro
Coach
ROAD SAFETY
As you all know, McKinnon Road is very busy, especially around drop off and pick up time.  Too many of our students are preoccupied with looking at their mobile phones when crossing the road, and therefore do not exercise the care that is required. A number of near incidents again reminds us of the importance of looking both ways and waiting until it is safe before stepping off the kerb. To our parents, your help in reinforcing the importance of safe behavior while crossing McKinnon Road is appreciated, since we value the health of all members of our school community.

Susan Wilken
Community Health










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 as follows:
  • Year 7:  Monday 16 March
  • Years 9 & 10:  Tuesday 17 March
Year 8 students will be immunised on Monday 18 May.  Both boys and girls in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 will be immunised.  If you have not returned your Immunisation form please do so immediately (even if your child is not being immunised).
COMMUNITY NEWS/ADVERTISEMENTS
ST ANTHONY'S PRIMARY SCHOOL FETE
Cnr Grange & Neerim Roads
on SATURDAY 21 MARCH -10am - 4pm
Gourmet Food, rides, craft, live music, books, toys, preserves, plants and much more.  Refer to the attached link.  


MY BROTHER JACK AWARDS – GLEN EIRA COUNCIL
These awards are open to people who live, work or study in Glen Eira. There are prizes for short stories and poetry in various categories.  Please refer to the attached link or visit www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/MBJ.  
TRY-TABLE-TENNIS DAY!
Phoenix Park Community Centre, 22 Rob Roy Road, Malvern East.
Sunday 15 March, 1:45pm – 5:30pm
Information, Table Tennis, Coaching, Tea & Coffee and Exhibitions. All welcome – any age
or ability. A joint event presented by Phoenix Park Table Tennis Club and the City of Stonnington. For further information please contact Paul on 0412 804 036 or Angelo 0430 167 624. Please refer to the attached link for information on the program.  

GLEN EIRA YOUTH SERVICES – APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
School holiday activities available for young people aged 12 – 18 years who live, work or study in the City of Glen Eira. Activities include high ropes obstacle course, scavenger hunts, the Melbourne Zoo, trampoline dodgeball at Bounce Inc and much more.  Bookings are limited and are open from 10:00am from Tuesday 10 March. Please refer to the attached link for further information.


GLEN EIRA YOUTH SERVICES – PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
For females aged 14 to 25 years there is a basic self-defence and emotional awareness program on Wednesdays and a social fitness program for young people aged 14 – 25 years on Fridays.  Please refer to the attached flyer for further information including booking details and dates.

5TH/6TH CENTRAL MOORABBIN SCOUT GROUP
Four weeks of free Scout Group activities.  Ranging from 6 years to 25 years of age.  Held at Halley Park, Bentleigh (joeys & cubs) and King George Reserve, Bentleigh East (scouts & venturer).  Please refer to www.moorabbinscoutgroup.net or email membership@moorabbinscountgroup.net.
FREE COMMUNITY GROUP EXERCISE TRAINING
For all mums and dads after school drop off and one evening session is available at three venues – Brighton, Moorabbin and South Caulfield.  For further information please refer to the attached link or contact Selwyn Becker

VSL_MCKINNON CENTRE - WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY!
 The Victorian School of Languages is a government school that holds its classes at other schools around the state and we have a centre right here at McKinnon Secondary College!  For as little as $70 for the entire year ($85 for VCE studies) your child can attend up to 30 lessons on Thursday evenings here at McKinnon from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
 
At present we offer classes in Russian, Hebrew and Korean from Prep (Foundation) through to VCE Units 3 & 4.  The VSL offers lessons in more than 40 languages other than English – either at centres or via Distance Education.  There is a VSL centre at South Oakleigh which offers classes in Greek, Mandarin, French and Russian on Saturday mornings.

For more information, you can check out our VSL_McKinnon website at vsl.mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au or speak to Ms Hatch on 8520-9085.  Should you wish to enrol, just go to the VSL site and follow the prompts for enrolment.
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