Mr Paul van Breugel
The second term of the year is now well underway and the season has shifted to be truly autumnal. Our students are now well and truly immersed in their work for the year and it is evident which students are really applying themselves and who is cruising or falling behind for a range of reasons. Attendance remains a problem for a portion of our students I can only stress that you need to be at school and cannot expect to do well if you miss significant amounts of schooling.
Today is the first time in many years that we have sought to include the Senior Campus in the athletics sports with all year 10 students expected to attend and year 11 and 12 students given the chance to opt in. Unfortunately there has been quite low attendance today from our year 10s and we will need to review whether this concept is continued into the future.
I would like to apologise for some confusion around permission processes and cut off dates. Our Junior Campus leaders changed the processes and timelines and created some confusion which has made things difficult for some students and families. I will ensure this is reviewed and does not occur again.
Morwell Tech School Project
Many of you may have seen information in the media and State Budget regarding the Tech School to be developed in Morwell on the Federation Training site. It is important that you understand this is a high tech hub for all students in the Latrobe Valley and that Traralgon College is a partner in this project. The "Tech School" will not enrol any students of its own but rather will be a centre of excellence that our students, and those from other schools, will visit to access the latest technology and to gain the benefits of interacting with our industry and training partners. The state budget also announced funding for the Latrobe Innovation Precinct Project which will be located on the same site as Tech School and will link Federation University with Industry, Training and secondary and tertiary students. These projects together are an exciting development for the Latrobe Valley and it is great to see much needed investment in innovation and education for our area and that will benefit the students of Traralgon College
Please see the other sections of this newsletter for some examples of the ways our students are involved in their community, the opportunities available to them and for some success stories as well as general information about happenings at the college.