East Doncaster Secondary College Newsletter

24 August 2018
Issue Twelve
Principal's Report
Important Dates
From the Office
College Events/Clubs
Music News
Middle School News
Middle School Staff
Senior School News
Senior School Staff
Parents and Friends Association
Canteen Menu
Community Announcements
East Doncaster Secondary College
(03) 9842 2244
20 George Street
Doncaster East, Victoria, 3109
AU

Principal's Report

From the Principal

 

This time of year is full of incredible school activities both inside and outside of the classrooms. Our Year 11 students are on camps or tours ranging from Tasmania, Central Australia, the Gold Coast and skiing in the snowfields of Victoria.

Our Year 12 students are working very hard to complete their final major assessment task over the remaining weeks of term and then turn their sights on our exam-revision period in term 4. Our Middle School students are also just as engaged in their learning, although not with the same time constraints.


Next week will see a brilliant set of performances by our talented students in our annual “Attitudes – Student Performance” shows.

As we move towards the end of term 3, the above-mentioned events (and more) offer a great showcase of student leadership, participation, excellence and adventure that reflect the elements that make our College a wonderful place to teach, learn and grow.

Italy Sister-School Tour

Yesterday we were delighted to welcome 16 students and 2 staff members from our sister school IIS Biagio Pascal from Novara in Northern Italy. They will be with us for 8 days and 9 nights - leaving Melbourne to fly back to Italy early on Saturday September 1. In between their homestay activities, our guests will be experiencing a range of school and Melbourne related activities.

One of their highlights will be to witness our talent show Attitudes– EDSC’s Got Talent! Thank you to the families who are hosting our guests and the Italian teachers for making the experience so valuable for all concerned.

 

Student Free Day - Monday 27 August

On Monday 27 August our teachers will be engaged in a Professional Learning Day. All of our teachers will be undertaking extensive professional development in a series of sessions led by the internationally renowned educationalist Bill Rogers.


Bill lectures widely on discipline and behaviour management issues; classroom management; developing peer-support programs for teachers and developing community-oriented policies for behaviour management, based on whole-school approaches.  He will focus on a whole-school approach to behaviour management as well as the concept and application of ‘consistent preferred practice’ when addressing student behaviour and relationship building.


The College Leadership team have been attempting to secure the services of Bill for a number of years and we are eagerly anticipating the opportunity of working closely with an expert in the field of student management and behaviour.

Parent Teacher Student Interviews

Parents are reminded that Parent Teacher Student Interviews will be held on Thursday 13 September.

 

Interview Times are:

Interviews 1.30pm – 4.45pm

Interviews 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Each booking is for 8 minutes, 5 minute interview time and 3 minutes to allow parents to make their way to the next appointment. The Parent - Teacher - Student Interview Booking System will be accessible from:

 

Year 12 Student Bookings - 12.00pm Monday 27 August until 4.00pm Wednesday 12 September 2018.

 

Year 7 to 11 Student Bookings – 12.00pm Wednesday 29 August until 4.00pm Wednesday 12 September 2018.

These interviews allow an opportunity for parents and students to engage with teachers in discussing student performance and plans for future improvement. It is hoped that these conversations complement the ongoing dialogue teachers have with students during classes and the feedback provided to students about their learning and performance in learning tasks. Parents are further reminded that they are able to keep abreast of student progress by asking their children bring home the assessed learning tasks, and through regularly accessing COMPASS. Parents are able to contact teachers at any time via the COMPASS learning management system.

Refer to attached document for teacher locations.

 

COMPASS Learning Management System

Some may have noticed in the media this week that a large Secondary College in the North-Western suburbs had a security breach with private student information inadvertently being accessible via the COMPASS system that we also utilise at our College. This is clearly a significant concern for any school community. My understanding is that in this specific matter, the breach was caused by human error rather than system-based technical malfunction.


This event prompted an immediate audit of our practices at our College and numerous discussions with the management of the Compass organistion.


In short, we have been assured by Compass Management that this recent situation is not the result of any breach or vulnerability in Compass’ security mechanisms. At a College level, we have determined a process that allows for a number of checks and balances that when followed should ensure that such a breach would not be possible in our system.


As ever, working with our School Council, we will keep looking to ensure that both our policies and practices in this important and confidential realm of private student and family information are of the highest standard.

Outstanding Student Achievements

As this Newsletter is being published, I am very proud to be able to share with our College community that our Year 11 student Kayla Costa is currently in Fiji representing Australia in the Junior Pan Pacific Championships, running from the 23 – 27 August. Selection in the Australian team came from Kayla’s wonderful efforts in the recent National Swimming Championships.

 

Kayla’s swimming accomplishments have been well documented in our Newsletter’s in recent years and it is very pleasing to see that her application to her chosen sport is being reflected in such representative honours. We wish Kayla all the very best and will provide an update on her achievements in the next Newsletter.

 

A very special mention this week is also extended to our Year 7 student, Ethan Stephenson. Ethan has been selected for one of the lead roles in the musical ‘School of Rock’ playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre from October 31. Ethan will play drummer Freddy in one of three rotating child casts. Ethan has played with the Melbourne Youth Orchestra and in the Victorian State School Spectacular, but this is his first professional role.


What an outstanding opportunity for Ethan and we wish him all the very best for his experience in this high-profile show. Congratulations Ethan!

 

John Roberts

Principal


Creating a Culture of Curiosity

Our school’s purpose is to develop passionate learners who are critical thinkers with the confidence and capability to engage in the global community.

 

Care and Compassion, Curiosity, Excellence, Fairness, Resilience, Respect and Teamwork are the core values that underpin the culture of our school as we embrace the challenges of 21st Century learning.

Important Dates

Term 3

Monday 27 August - Staff Professional Development Day - STUDENT FREE DAY

Thursday 30 August - Attitudes Performance Evening 6:45-9:00pm - EDSC Performing Arts Centre

To purchase your tickets go to https://www.trybooking.com/XLFX

Friday 31 August - Year 10 Social - 7:00-10:30pm - Karralyka Centre - Maroondah Room, Ringwood​

Monday-Wednesday 3-5 September - Year 8 Camp (8A,8B,8C,8D & 8E)

Wednesday-Friday 5-7 September - Year 8 Camp (8F,8G,8H,8I & 8J)

Thursday 6 September - Interact Trivia Night - The John Landy Centre

Friday-Sunday 7-9 September - 12OE1 White Water Rafting Expedition

Saturday 8 September - Interact - Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

Tuesday 11 September - Year 12 Breakfast

Thursday 13 September - Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews (no classes running on this day)

Monday-Friday 17-21 September - Year 10 Work Experience week

Tuesday 18 September - Senior School Spring Concert 7:30-9:00pm - EDSC Performing Arts Centre 

Friday 21 September - Last day of Term 3  Students dismissed at 2:30pm

Monday 8 October - First day of Term 4

Wednesday-Friday 10-12 October - 11OES Great Ocean Road Camp

Monday-Tuesday 15-16 October - 10OES Bushcraft Camp

Wednesday 17 October - Immunisations Year 7 Round 2 (Human Papillomavirus - HPV)

Wednesday 17 October - Immunistations Year 10 (Meningococcal ACWY)

2018 School Term Dates

Term 3 - 16 July to 21 September 2018

Term 4 - 8 October to 21 December 2018

Important School Term Dates 2019

Term 1 2019

Wednesday 30 January – Year 7 & Year 12 students return

Thursday 31 January – Year 8 - 11 students return (All students on Campus)

Friday 1 February - Official School Photo day

Monday 18 February – School Photo catch up day

Monday 25 February - Friday 1 March - Year 7 Camp week

Friday 5 April – Last day Term 1

 

Term 2 2019

Tuesday 23 April – First day of Term 2

Friday 28 June – Last day of Term 2

 

Term 3 2019

Monday 15 July – First day of Term 3

Friday 20 September  – Last day of Term 3

 

Term 4 2019

Monday 7 October – First day of Term 4

Friday 20 December  – Last day of Term 4

 

From the Office

CSEF - allocation reminder

If you have already applied for the Camps, Sports and Excursions (CSEF) Fund at the College, please remember to advise us to allocate these funds against the next Camp, Sport or Excursion event that your child is required to pay for.

 

CSEF funds will not automatically be allocated. You  need to advise us which events you would like these funds to be allocated against.

 

Please call the General Office on 9842 2244 if you require any more information.

Payments to the College

Students can make payments at the following times: 8:00am-8:45am, recess, lunch and after school. Parents may make payments from 8:00am-4:00pm.

 

When making payments in cash please ensure that the correct money is enclosed in the payment envelope, as many students do not come to collect their change.

 

All payments for excursions must also include the permission form in the payment envelope and be returned to the General Office prior to the excursion payment due date.

 

Parents are reminded that receipts for payments are no longer being issued.  A statement showing payments made will be provided upon request from the General Office. For payments that are tax deductable, receipts will be posted home.

 

If a parent requires a printed receipt, this must be requested in writing on the payment envelope. Receipts will be posted within 14 days of the transaction.

 

All cheque payments are to be made out to ‘East Doncaster Secondary College’  and not ‘EDSC’.  The bank will no longer accept cheques made out to EDSC.

 

Do not hesitate to contact the General Office if you have any enquires regarding the College Charges or if your account details have changed.

Student Absences

If a student is unable to attend school, is going to be late or needs to leave early, the school must be informed of ALL absences, whether it be illness, appointments, holidays or any other reason.  You can do this via the following options: 

 

The easiest way is to Login to Compass with your Parent Login and  ADD A PARENT APPROVAL .

Click here for Compass Login

 

Calling the absence line BEFORE 8:30am on the day of the absence. Phone:  9842 2244 (dial option  1)

 

Sending a note with the student for early departures.  Teachers will not allow students out of class without a note or an approval on Compass.

 

 Any unexplained absences will be followed up with an SMS notification if their child/ren are absent without an explanation. Please do not reply to this SMS as this service is not available.

 

Phone messages from students will not be accepted.

Unwell Student Reminder

Please remind your child to ask their teacher if they can visit the school Nurse in the Sick Bay if they are feeling very unwell during school time and need to go home.  Students are not to contact parents directly.  Our Nurse will contact parents and ensure that correct protocols are followed.

Late Passes/Leaving Early

Students arriving late must go straight to the General Office to sign themselves in via the Compass Kiosk otherwise they will be recorded as absent and a text message will be sent out.

 

Students must carry their EDSC Compass Student Card with them at all times. It is necessary to use this card to sign in and out via the Compass Kiosk. If a student has lost/misplaced their card they must replace it by placing an order online through Compass.

 

Students will not be permitted to leave class and sign out without having an approval on Compass or presenting a note from a parent/guardian to their teacher.

 

This note needs to be put in the box beside the Kiosk in the General Office when the student signs out.  An approval can be loaded on Compass instead of providing a note, however this must be loaded before the time of the student’s departure.

Excursion/Sporting Reminder

Please be reminded that all students in Years 7-10 are required to attend classes if they return from an Excursion/Sporting event early.  They are required to attend classes even if the event has finished earlier than expected.  They are required to stay until 3:15pm.

Student Lunches

Just a reminder to parents that we are unable to deliver lunches to students during school time.  If your student has forgotten their lunch, it can be left at the General Office but it is the student’s responsibility to come and collect it. 

 

Hot food is not suitable to be left at the office.  PLEASE NOTE:- Take-away food is not allowed during school hours.

Student/Library Cards

Please remind all students that they must carry their Student/Library Cards with them at all times.

 

ALL students must sign in/out with their card at the General Office when they are arriving late or leaving early for any reason.

 

All Student Library Cards have now been distributed for 2018.

 

The cards are also used for any student photocopying that is done at school.

Student Locker Security

We would like to remind Parents and Students that it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that their locker is securely locked at all times.

 

Students who have not arranged to supply a suitable padlock for their locker will be asked to purchase one from the General Office.

 

All students from Year 7 to 12 have an iPad or laptop for school work that must be kept secure.  Please refer to the 1-to-1 Learning Program policy for further information on Caring for 1-to-1 devices. Replacement combination padlocks are for sale throughout the year from the General Office for $20.

 

The school will not be held responsible for items that are not properly secured in lockers.

Parent Details

Have you moved house or changed phone numbers?

If so, please remember to fill in a ‘Change of Details’ form. A form can also be collected from the General Office.  Please return this form as soon as possible. It is important that we have your most current details for general purposes and in case of an emergency. It is also important that you keep your mobile phone and email address details up to date on Compass. This is to ensure you do not miss out on vital information including student attendance alerts.

 

School Jumper/Jackets

PLEASE NOTE:  It is important to name your students’ jumpers/jackets!

 

If a student loses their jumper/jacket and it has their FULL name CLEARLY marked, if it is found it will be returned directly to the student during class. 

 

These jumpers are expensive and there are many left around the College grounds after sport and after lunch.  Wherever possible, they will be returned if they are labelled with the student’s full name.

Changes to Secondhand Uniform Sales

East Doncaster Secondary College has been successfully utilising the company Sustainable School Shop for the sale of secondhand books for several years. During this term, we will be making the transition for second hand uniforms to also be sold via the Sustainable School Shop. Therefore we are no longer accepting uniforms for sale. For those families who already have uniforms for sale at the school, we will continue to sell these until Friday 15 December 2017 (9:00am to 1:00pm). After this, families who have unsold uniforms, will be advised to come and collect them.

 

For information on how to sell your uniforms through the Sustainable School Shop, please see the attached flyer or go to www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au

Please note that the College will continue to accept good quality uniforms for donation to Student Wellbeing.

College Events/Clubs

Respectful Relationships Week

Respectful Relationships Week was held from Monday 13 August to Friday 17 August. Many staff and students worked hard to deliver many fun and exciting activities to promote East Doncaster Secondary College’s commitment to providing a safe and supportive environment for all members of our school community. 

 

One of the key aspects of Respectful Relationships week involved students and staff asked to commit to a College "charter" or way of thinking about how we treat each other at EDSC. Our College leaders and the RR team produced a "pledge". This simple statement is designed to bring together the philosophy of Respectful Relationships, strongly reject family violence and encourage a safe and respectful environment within our school.

The EDSC Respectful Relationships Pledge:
"All members of our school community have a responsibility to stand up against family violence and the misuse of gender power and control. We foster relationships that are respectful, caring and fair."

 

Many students and staff signed this pledge throughout the week and participated in many amazing activities.

 

Students and staff arrived on Monday morning to a display of amazing positive messages and statements in the middle courtyard. Luckily the rain did not manage to wash them away and these managed to stay with us all week.

 

This positivity continued throughout the week with Positivity Pegs and Positive Messages being distributed amongst students and staff as well as photo opportunities in front of the student designed RR photo board.

 

Students were given the theme of Respect and had to create a piece of Art or writing for entry into our RR Week Art and Writing Competition. These pieces were on display in the Library all week and students and staff were able to vote. Congratulations to everyone who entered and you will all receive House points for your efforts and prizes were awarded to the students below:

 

Senior School Art Competition       

1st Place – Jenny Cui 10F                                          

2nd Place – Beatrice Chui 11L                                   

3rd Place – Briana Foster 10I                                     

Middle School Art Competition

1st Place – Ravon Chew 9H

2nd Place – Zefang Cui 8F

3rd Place – Zoe Warren 9F

Middle School Writing Competition

1st Place – Mark Knight 8I

2nd Place – Ray Zhang 8I

3rd Place – Sarah Lai 8F

Senior School Writing Competition

1st Place – Yicheng Liu 11I               

 

Wednesday was a huge day with Katie Sutherland, Angie Fusinato and the Food Technology team setting up an amazing Pancake tasting competition. Students were treated to pancakes covered in ice magic, maple syrup, cream, sprinkles, fruit and ice cream. Special mention goes to Leo Zhao and Jarrod Sturnieks who stepped in to do some guest star decorating.

 

To accompany the food were the musical and dramatic stylings of our staff and students who took on the role of buskers to raise money for World Vision. This event organised by the student leaders was integral to showcasing the talents of our school community and demonstrated the respect we all have for one another.

 

Thursday again highlighted the diverse talents of our community. The Staff and Students sporting rivalry continued with a Netball Game held in the Stadium. The competition was fierce and even with a late comeback in the second half by the students, the staff won the game.

 

In the Library, the winners were the students who witnessed the spectacular debate put on by our EDSC debating team. The debaters worked hard to prepare for this and thanks goes to Ms. Edmonds for coordinating this event.

 

Friday concluded with a Free Dress Day with our Respectful Relationships colours of Red and White being the theme and with the money raised going to World Vision. Our Battle of the Bands was our last major event of the week with a combined staff/student band competing against our Year 12 Band.

 

It was a loud and exciting way to end, what was a really successful celebration of Respect.

 

Rebecca James

Respectful Relationships Coordinator

Student reflection

Last week, students came together to lay the foundations of promoting respect, resilience and improving student wellbeing. At the start of the week, a group of enthusiastic students decorated the lower courtyard with heart-warming chalk messages and pictures. Which really helped set the tone of the week and brightened everyone's day.

 

There were a number of activities run by students to spread awareness of the theme 'respect'. During every lunchtime, students had the opportunity to sign the Respectful Relationships pledge "All members of our school community have a responsibility to stand up against family violence and the misuse of gender power and control. We foster relationships that are respectful, caring and fair".

 

There was also a stall set up, to encourage students to write anonymous positive messages "fuzzy wuzzies", which were later handed out to students and staff to spread positivity. Students and staff had fun in taking pictures in front of our Respectful Relationships themed photo booth.

 

It was excellent to see students participating in the “Respectful Relationships" art and writing competitions. The week was concluded beautifully by the Staff vs Student netball game and Battle of the Bands. Both of which excellently combined the theme of respectful relationships and good sportsmanship. 

 

The week was a lot of fun and we hope to continue promoting such an important theme throughout the school.

by Cassie Leong Year 12

Debating Club

The EDSC Debating Club students have had a busy first two terms. Two teams of students competed in D Grade in the Debating Association of Victoria’s inter-school competition in the Ivanhoe Region. Our teams did well this year with Team 1 winning four out of their five debates and narrowly missing the finals by two points.

 

Students also recently presented an exhibition debate for Respectful Relationships week, debating the topic “That the Australian Government invests too much funding into family violence prevention.”

 

The Debating Club meets weekly at 1pm on Thursdays in room 505. We welcome any students who would like to join us to practise their debating and public speaking skills.

 

 

 

Rebecca Edmonds

Debating Coordinator

 

 

Interact Trivia Night

On Thursday September 6 in The John Landy Centre, the battle of the brains will be fought as staff, students, parents and other interested parties participate in the annual TRIVIA NIGHT.

 

Please make tables and come along with your general knowledge to see if the champions from last year – the teachers – can be taken down.

 

BYO nibbles. Cost is a mere $10 for adults and $5.00 for students with great prizes to be won.  For further information contact Kerryn Murray, Helen Wilson, Cassie, Sharlene or Carmen.

Interact Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Nunawading

On Saturday September 8 at the BUNNINGS STORE in Nunawading the EDSC Interactors will be once again in action amongst our community.

 

Please come on down and support our students as they sell sausages to fund even more projects in our community.

Kerry Murray

Interact Coordinator

Attitudes Showcase Performance Tickets on sale now

We are inviting members of our school community to come along and enjoy this wonderful College event.

Thursday 30 August at 7.00pm with performance beginning at 7.30pm - EDSC Performing Arts Centre

Adults: $10.00
Students: $5.00

To purchase your tickets head to https://www.trybooking.com/XLFX.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Music News

Concert Band Performance at Victorian School Music Festival

The Concert Band performed in the beautiful Hawthorn Arts Centre on Tuesday 14 August as part of the Victorian School Music Festival, an event involving hundreds of schools across concert band, orchestra and choir categories.

 

Receiving a Bronze award, the band had the opportunity to listen to other school ensembles and have an on-stage tutoring session with the guest adjudicator from the USA.

Our Symphonic Band will be performing in the same festival next Wednesday 29 August.

 

We also wish String Group and Chamber Strings the best of luck as they travel to Ballarat next week to perform in the Royal South Street Festival. The String Group is performing on Friday 31 August and Chamber Strings on Saturday 1 September.

Oxfam Performances

Beginner Band, String Group and Junior Strings have also been busy performing in the Oxfam School Music Festival in the impressive Box Hill Town Hall.

This is a non-competitive event where school ensembles are invited to perform for appreciative parents while raising money for Oxfam’s work in developing countries.  Our three music ensembles on the night played to a high standard in represented EDSC wonderfully as musical ambassadors.

 

COMPASS Email and Consent Reminder

With our busiest term for music performances well underway, this is a gentle reminder to please check Compass regularly to see if any events require parental permission. The logistics of taking large music performing ensembles out of school are significant, we would appreciate all your assistance in making these events safe and fun.

 

All event information is included in Compass events so please read through the information carefully. Please also remind your sons and daughters to check their school email consistently so they are aware of all the relevant details of our performances.

 

As our upcoming performances are mostly out in the community, it is important to look our best. Hopefully all student musicians now have the full Music performance uniform, but check your Music Handbook or ask the Music staff if you are unsure of uniform requirements.

Upcoming Events

29 August - Symphonic Band at Vic School Music Festival

31 August – String Group at Ballarat South Street Festival

1 September – Chamber Strings at Ballarat South Street Festival

6 September – VCE Music Unit 3/4 Recital, PAC

18 September – Senior Spring Concert, PAC

 

Carl Williams

Instrumental Music Administrator

Middle School News

Acknowledgement of Achievement

Our acknowledgement this fortnight goes to Riya.

 

On Friday 17 August, Riya represented EDSC at a Chinese reading competition amongst schools from across Victoria. Riya had to stand up in front of hundreds of teachers, students and parents from across Victoria and read her reading out loud. In doing this Riya demonstrated great Excellence, Resilience and Curiosity.

 

Great work Riya!

Emily Mathews, Haydn Bethune

& Georgina Walter

Year 7 Coordinators

Letters to Thailand

As an initiative to support the Wild Boar boys who survived the Thai cave rescue, Language Loop, the Victorian interpreting and translation services provider, offered school’s nationwide the opportunity to write letters of encouragement to the boys. Over 300 letters from all over Australia were submitted, 50 of which were composed by students of East Doncaster Secondary College.

 

Language Loop have now compiled all of the original letters along with the Thai translations into a commemorative book, copies of which are now winging their way to the boys in Chiang Rai, the Australian Embassy in Bangkok, the Royal Thai Embassy in Canberra and the Office of the Hon Julie Bishop MP.

 

We would like to thank those students who were involved in this project. Your words of bravery, inspiration, courage and resilience will certainly lift the spirits of the boys in the aftermath of the event.

Giulia Catalano

English Coordinator

Middle School Attitudes tickets are on sale now!

Tickets are on sale at the General Office
$5.00 tickets for students
Cash only

The Attitudes performances take place on:

  • Thursday 30 August (Middle School students).

Student names will be added to a Compass event for attendance purposes.
All remaining tickets (if any) to be sold in the lead up to the event.
 
Please Note:

  • Students attending Attitudes will come out of class for period 4 and attend the PAC (attendance noted on Compass) with the performance finishing by the end of lunchtime.
  • Students will be able to eat lunch as they line up (rubbish in the bin at the front door to the PAC) with no food or drink permitted in the PAC.
  • Students are permitted to attend ONE performance only as we have limited seats available. There are more students at the school than space available to watch the performance. Students in year 10-12 may attend on Wednesday and students in 7-9 Thursday.
  • Parent, students and staff may attend on Thursday night. (these tickets will be on sale via TryBooking)

Middle School Study Sessions - Years 7-9

Students from Year 7 to 9 are invited to join the 'Study Sessions' on Tuesday nights from 3:30pm - 4:30pm in the 400 block.

 

Please fill in and return the attached Permission Slip if you want your child to attend.

If you have any questions about these sessions please speak to Kate Leaumont.

Breakfast Club

Every Wednesday morning at 8:00 am in The John Landy Centre.

 

Hot drinks and food provided, games played and an opportunity to meet students from other year levels.

 

See you there!

 

Middle School Staff

 

Head of Middle School

Kate Leaumont

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

Year 9 Coordinator

Craig Carpenter

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

Year 9 Coordinator

Naomi Creelman

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 8 Coordinator

Brigid Fahey

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

Year 8 Coordinator

Clare Hartley

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

Year 7 Coordinator

Haydn Bethune

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

Year 7 Coordinator

Emily Mathews

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

Year 7 Coordinator

Georgina Walter

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

Transition Coordinator

Tina Marchant

[email protected]

 

 

 

Middle School Secretary

Lin Dalben

[email protected]

 

Senior School News

Senior School Attitudes tickets are on sale now!

Tickets are on sale at the General Office
$5.00 tickets for students
Cash only

The Attitudes performances take place on:

  • Wednesday 29 August (Senior School students)

Student names will be added to a Compass event for attendance purposes.
All remaining tickets (if any) to be sold in the lead up to the event.
 
Please Note:

  • Students attending Attitudes will come out of class for period 4 and attend the PAC (attendance noted on Compass) with the performance finishing by the end of lunchtime.
  • Students will be able to eat lunch as they line up (rubbish in the bin at the front door to the PAC) with no food or drink permitted in the PAC.
  • Students are permitted to attend ONE performance only as we have limited seats available. There are more students at the school than space available to watch the performance. Students in year 10-12 may attend on Wednesday and students in 7-9 Thursday.
  • Parent, students and staff may attend on Thursday night. (these tickets will be on sale via TryBooking)

Year 10 Immunisation Consent forms

A reminder to all Year 10 students to return their Immunisation consent forms to the General Office as soon as possible please.

Rose Howarth

Health Centre

Letters to Thailand

As an initiative to support the Wild Boar boys who survived the Thai cave rescue, Language Loop, the Victorian interpreting and translation services provider, offered school’s nationwide the opportunity to write letters of encouragement to the boys. Over 300 letters from all over Australia were submitted, 50 of which were composed by students of East Doncaster Secondary College.

 

Language Loop have now compiled all of the original letters along with the Thai translations into a commemorative book, copies of which are now winging their way to the boys in Chiang Rai, the Australian Embassy in Bangkok, the Royal Thai Embassy in Canberra and the Office of the Hon Julie Bishop MP.

 

We would like to thank those students who were involved in this project. Your words of bravery, inspiration, courage and resilience will certainly lift the spirits of the boys in the aftermath of the event.

Giulia Catalano

English Coordinator

Important Dates

Year 12 Breakfast 11/9

Year 10 Work Experience Week 17/9-21/9

Year 10 Immunistations 17/10

Year 12 Valedictory 25/10

Year 12 Final Assembly 26/10

Year 12 Exams Commence 31/10

Year 11 Exams Commence 7/11

Year 10 Exams Commence 19/11

2019 Concluding Program 26/11 – 30/11

VCE Orientation Week – 3/12

Senior School Study Sessions

All students from Years 10-12 are invited to come to The John Landy Centre after school each night from 3:30pm-5:00pm. The 'Senior School Study Sessions' are an opportunity for students to catch up on homework, collaborate with peers or work with teachers when they are available for extra assistance. Parents/guardians please note, these are not timetabled supervision sessions for staff, any extra assistance offered is done in addition to the normal after school requirements for our teachers. I would like to thank staff in advance for their offer of support.

Jarrod Sturnieks

Head of Senior School

Breakfast Club

 

Senior School Staff

 

Head of Senior School

Jarrod Sturnieks

[email protected]u

 

 

 

 

Year 10 Coordinator

Errin Wilson

[email protected]

 

 

Year 10 Coordinator

Mark Glover

[email protected]

 

 

 

Year 11 Coordinator

Paul Basford

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

Year 11 Coordinator

Sally Polidano

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

Year 12 Coordinator

Lynette Smith

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

Year 12 Coordinator

Jonathan Davies

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

Senior School Secretary

Toni Willoughby

[email protected]

Parents and Friends Association

Entertainment Books

The NEW 2018 | 2019 Melbourne Entertainment™ book or digital membership are available for just $70. You’ll receive over $20,000 in valuable offers, and membership is valid until 1 June 2019.

 

You can order at the school office and online via the following link

http://www.entbook.com.au/1863x41

 

Attitudes Performance Evening

The Parents and Friends Association with be selling refreshments on the night of the Attitudes Performance Evening on Thursday 30 August 2018.

Next Meeting

Please join us at our next meeting to be held on Monday 22 October in The John Landy Centre at 7:30pm.  All welcome.

Christine Merrick

President

Parents and Friends Association

Canteen Menu

Canteen

Students are reminded that the College Canteen is open before school from 8:30am until 8:45am, then again at Recess and Lunchtime only.

Community Announcements

Manningham Council - Parking Management Policy Review

 

Have your say: Manningham Parking Management Policy Review

 

Manningham Council seeking feedback on its draft Parking Management Policy and wants to hear from you.

 

The Policy guides the management of on-street and public car parking in Manningham. This includes parking in streets, around schools, in residential areas, around community facilities at your local shops and more.

 

Consultation closes Tuesday 18 September 2018.

 

Have your say at yoursaymanningham.com.au/parking

 

Adolescent Community Placement Program

Click on the attached flyer for more information.

 

East Doncaster Secondary College Newsletter
2018 Term 3 Letter to Parents - Compass Online Bookings.pdf
Parent Teacher Interviews - Teacher Locations Term 3 2019.pdf
Study Session flyer.pdf
Study Session flyer.pdf
Change of Details Form updated October 2017.pdf
Secondhand Textbook and Uniform Trading Flyer East Doncaster Sec Coll_.pdf
Final OPEN DAYS 2018.pdf
EPC recruitment flyer 2019 with tearoffs.pdf
recruitment poster colour.pdf
recruitment poster colour.pdf