East Doncaster Secondary College Newsletter

09 March 2018
Issue Three
Principal's Report
Assistant Principal News
Important Dates
From the Office
2018 Booklist
Middle School News
Middle School Staff
Music Notes
Senior School News
Senior School Staff
Parents and Friends Association
Sports News
Science Competitions
Coles Sports for Schools
Health Centre News
News from the Library
Canteen Menu
EDSC Clubs
Community Announcements
East Doncaster Secondary College
(03) 9842 2244
20 George Street
Doncaster East, Victoria, 3109
AU

Principal's Report

From the Principal

School Council 2018/19

It is my pleasure to announce the members of our College School Council 2018/19.

 

We are firstly very pleased to welcome our new Council members; Ayman Shaheen and Rae O'Brien.

 

Recent School Councils have been very collaborative, supportive and focussed on improving all aspects of the College. There has certainly been no lack of energy, drive and ideas in our Council meetings over the previous three years. I am certain that our current School Council will continue to work on behalf of our entire College community to help us meet the challenges of our continual improvement agenda.

 

Our School Council for 2018/19 is comprised of the following representatives:

 

Parent Representatives:  Stefan Kazakis, Rajbans Kaur, Nick Milani, Cyrus Tengra, Ian Tho and

Ayman Shaheen.

DET Representatives: John Roberts (Executive Officer), Karen Boyle, Cameron Campbell, Lisa Bull and Jarod Sturnieks

 

Student Representatives: Cassie Leong, Joshua Sist (School Captains)

 

Community Members: Rae O'Brien (Parents & Friends Representative), Bill Dhaliwal.

 Invited Observers : (Non-Council Members), Jasvinder Kaur, Fiona Roper,

Following our School Council Annual General Meeting conducted last Wednesday evening, I also have the pleasure of announcing our office bearers for our current Council:

School Council President - Stefan Kazakis
School Council Vice President - Cyrus Tengra
School Council Head of Finance Sub-Committee - Rajbans Kaur

 

Year 7 Orientation Camps

Last week our annual Transition camp was held at Anglesea with highlights including surfing, giant swing, high ropes, group sporting activities and the night walks. Could I acknowledge the Middle School team for their extensive planning of the event – in particular Kate Leaumont (Head of Middle School), Tina Marchant (Transition Coordinator) and Hayden Bethune, Emily Mathews and Georgina Walter (Year 7 Coordinators). Thank you to each of our staff who contributed to the success of the camps.

Having spent some time down at the camp, it was rewarding to witness the interactions between students as their trust, confidence and friendships with each other grew visibly in that relatively short space of time.  To compliment this, the behaviour and conduct of our Year 7 students was of the highest standard. I trust that our students enjoyed this event; every indication was that this was certainly the case.

 

Whitehorse Division Swimming

On Thursday I had the great pleasure of attending the afternoon session of the Whitehorse Division Swimming and Diving Carnival at the AquaNation pool in Ringwood.  A large contingent of over 40 competitors proudly represented our College in a great fashion.  At the conclusion of the Carnival, East Doncaster Secondary College very narrowly won the overall tally of the events – a terrific performance by the team, especially considering that a number of our elite swimmers were unable to compete due to interstate competitive commitments. A team of nearly 30 students will now compete in the EMR Finals on March 27, once again at the AquaNation pool in Ringwood.

 

Congratulations to our Sporting Carnival Coordinator, Kim Schwartz, Event Coordinator, Glenn Baker, and our Physical Education staff who assisted on the day - a more detailed report of the event can be found within this Newsletter.

 

Student Reports and Parent – Student - Teacher interviews

A further reminder that our first cycle of student reports should be available via COMPASS on Friday 16 March.  A detailed outline of how to access these reports has been included at a later section of this Newsletter edition.

 

Opportunities to book Parent – Student - Teacher interviews will be available from midday on Tuesday 13 March on the COMPASS portal. The interviews will be held on Tuesday 27 March. The interview times will be from 1.30pm – 4.45pm and from 6.00pm – 8.30pm.

Whilst in reality it is impossible for all parents to meet with each teacher, parents are advised to be selective and prioritise their bookings.

 

In many cases the regular communication via COMPASS on learning performance, complemented with email communications, might be enough for some parents in particular subjects.

 

 Staff PD Afternoon – Thursday 15 March

A reminder that all students will be dismissed from the College at 12.40 pm on Thursday 15 March as our teaching staff participate in an afternoon of Professional Development activities. The main foci of the afternoon will be threefold. We will firstly be given a presentation on ‘Respectful Relationships’ with the aim of further developing our strategies in this sphere as a designated Lead School in the Department’s ‘Respectful Relationship’ program. The remainder of the afternoon will be devoted to further developing teacher knowledge, skill and pedagogy in relation to the EDSC Instructional Model – the framework we adopt for planning, delivering and reviewing individual lessons and units of work and the ongoing extensive professional development on the ‘Literacy for Learning’ modules that are being used to base our College Literacy Framework.


We view all three elements as being crucial in our quest to improve the teaching and learning program at our College and meeting individual student needs.

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.

Assistant Principal News

2018 Open Night – Wednesday 21 March 6.00pm

East Doncaster Secondary College will host an open night on Wednesday 21 March 2018. Tours start from 6.00 pm and leave regularly until the final tour at 6.45 pm. During the evening, prospective parents and their children will be able to see our facilities firsthand and hear more about our “Culture of Curiosity” from the students themselves. Principal John Roberts will give a formal address at 7.30 pm in the EDSC Sports Centre.

 

During the open night, you will have a chance to hear from students about:

 

  • the College’s excellent VCE results
  • facilities (including the EDSC Sports Centre, Performing Arts Centre, Senior School study centre and library)
  • our focus on values and student welfare
  • our subjects and learning programs

 

Bookings are not required for this event.

Cameron Campbell

Assistant Principal

Uniform Sub-committee

Towards the end of last year a School Uniform sub-committee was formed to explore the needs of the students at our College. Through various forums, students had expressed their desire to look into alternatives for the current spray jacket and the tracksuit pants that form part of the PE uniform. We also received feedback from many of the girls that they would like to wear pants as an option but felt that the style available was not flattering or comfortable.

 

As a result of student feedback, the committee has worked closely with PSW to look at alternatives for these key items as well as consider other items that would meet the needs of our College community. At the recent Student Leadership Day we were able to show students new options that PSW have produced for us and there was indeed great excitement about the tracksuit pants and new jacket that are being put forward as possibilities.

 

Parent feedback is highly valued. Please look out for a parent survey in the coming week so that your voice can be included in this process. We will be looking to put forward recommendations to school council early Term 2.

Karen Boyle

Assistant Principal

Important Dates

Term 1

Monday 12 March - Labour Day Public Holiday

Thursday 15 March - Year 7 Round 1 HPV & Boostrix Immunisations

Thursday 15 March - Staff Professional Learning Afternoon - students dismissed at lunch time

Wednesday 21 March - East Doncaster Secondary College Open Evening

Saturday 24 March - Friday 13 April - Italy Study Tour

Tuesday 27 March - Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews (Students are not required to attend school but are encouraged to attend interviews with parents and teachers)

Wednesday 28 March - Year 11 Psychology Research Excursion to Beverley Hills Primary School

Thursday 29 March - VCE Top Arts Excursion

Thursday 29 March - Last Day Term 1 - Students Dismissed 2:30pm

Monday 16 April - First day of Term 2

Wednesday 18 April - Year 7 Swim Survive Program commences

Thursday 19 April - ELC Healesville Sanctuary Excursion

Thursday 26 April - Friday 27 April - Year 10 Outdoor Education Mt Biking/Bushcraft Camp

Monday 30 April - Friday 4 May - Year 9 City Experience Week 1 (9A, 9B, 9C, 9D, 9E)

Monday 30 April - Wednesday 2 May - 2018 Music Camp

Thursday 3 May - Saturday 5 May - Year 12 Outdoor Education Alpine Horse Riding Expedition

Thursday 17 May - Friday 18 May - Year 11 Outdoor Education Caving Expedition

Monday 21 May - Friday 25 May - Year 9 City Experience Week 2 (9F, 9G, 9H, 9I, 9J)

 

2018 School Term Dates

Term 1 - 30 January to 29 March 2018

Term 2 - 16 April to 29 June 2018

Term 3 - 16 July to 21 September 2018

Term 4 - 8 October to 21 December 2018

From the Office

2018 Applications for Camps, Sports & Excursions Fund (CSEF)

There is no need to fill in another form for 2018 if you previously received CSEF in 2017, you just need to forward a copy of your Health Care/Pension card with the student name and form group written on it to the General Office .

 

If you have not previously applied for CSEF, you will need to fill in the attached form and return it to the General Office with a copy of your Health Care/Pension card.

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) commenced in 2015 for four years and will provide payments for eligible students to attend camps, sports and excursions.

 

Families holding a valid means-tested concession card or temporary foster parents are eligible to apply. $225 per year is paid for eligible secondary school students. A special consideration eligibility category also exists. For more information, see: www.education.vic.gov.au/csef.

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 from last year will continue working until students receive their new 2018 cards in the coming weeks.

 

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.

2018 Booklist

2018 Campion Booklist

To purchase school books please go to the Campion Books website at: http://www.campion.com.au/
Then go to Order here, choose East Doncaster Secondary College from the dropdown list and enter the Resource List code N2W7 to access the online booklist.

 

Years 7-9

GEOGRAPHY/HISTORY/MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE
Please note that these subjects are included in the Digital Textbook Package which is included in the College charges.

 

Years 10-12

Please note digital books should be ordered through Campion online booklist. They are not included in the College charges.

 

If you are purchasing secondhand textbooks for VCE subjects in 2018 please check the editions of these books carefully. There are new editions in a number of subjects to meet new study design requirements. The Senior School booklist will list the number of the edition and a note underneath the title will indicate if it is a new edition for 2018.

 

Vicki da Silva

Library Coordinator

 

Middle School News

Acknowledgement of Achievement

Our acknowledgement this fortnight goes to two students. Soumar and Radin.

 

Both of these students demonstrated a lot of courage and showed great RESPECT, FAIRNESS and CARE AND COMPASSION. Soumar and Radin supported their peers by being outstanding upstanders and promoting the school values in class.

 

Great work guys!

 

 

 

 

Year 7 Camp - Anglesea

Emily Mathews, Haydn Bethune

& Georgina Walter

Year 7 Coordinators

 

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]

 

Music Notes

Welcome to new students

Nearly 100 Year 7 students have signed up to be part of our exciting Music program at EDSC. Most are starting to learn a new musical instrument at school, others are continuing their studies, or have joined one of our concert bands, string orchestras or choirs.

 

A reminder that we still have beginner places available on the following instruments:

  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone

If you are interested in trying out any of these instruments, and we welcome beginners at all Year Levels, please talk to any of the Music staff as soon as possible.

Carl Williams

Instrumental Music Administrator

 

Senior School News

Year 11 Movie Night - Student Report

On Tuesday night the Year 11s had their first social event for 2018. We all gathered at The John Landy Centre for our Movie Night. It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves with the movie (Jurassic World), pizza and soft drinks, while socialising with friends. Looking forward to attending future social events. Be sure to check Compass for more school events!

 

by Shaun Shafiei 11B & Jonathan Chang 11J

 

Royal Women's Hospital - Meet a Scientist Day - Student Report Year 11/12

On 9 February, five ESDC girls and myself had the opportunity to attend the Royal Women’s Hospital Meet a Scientist Day, (along with 150 other schoolgirls from across Victoria).

 

It was an amazing experience, as not only were we allowed to look around Parliament House (and meet the Governor General, Linda Dessau), but also hear from six inspirational women scientists that are making a difference in Science today.

 

Being able to hear their personal stories of education beyond high school, as well as upcoming research in the field of women’s Science and the ground breaking discoveries they are making, this was the most beneficial aspect of the day. It has given me some motivating ideas as to what I want to do in the future.

 

I would encourage other inspiring scientists at EDSC to take the opportunities to attend events like this to get an insight into how science can change the world.

by Emily Younger 11K

 

Year 12 Outdoor and Environmental Studies Wilsons Promontory Expedition

On Friday 23 February, 15 of our year 12 Outdoor and Environmental Studies students headed out on their first expedition for the year to Wilsons Promontory. The students arrived at school on Friday morning at 6:15am, bleary eyed, with packs in tow, ready for three days of hiking and adventure. Upon arrival at Wilsons Prom, students participated in an education session, where they learnt about the past uses of this environment, a key part of Area of Study 1 in this course.

 

After lunch, they departed on their 36km journey, with everything they would need for the three days on their back. Students were amazed at the incredible scenery, native wildlife, and pristine beaches, all only three hours away from Melbourne. The hike was a physical challenge for all students, but one which they faced with resilience, determination and great character.

Well done to the year 12OES class of 2018, and special thanks to David Lynch, Angie Fusinato and Ashlee Lawrance for giving up their weekend to accompany students.

Emily Embery

Outdoor Education Coordinator

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]

 

 

 

 

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

AGM

The Parents and Friends Association has held the AGM for 2018.  It was wonderful to see so many new faces keen to join the committee.

 

The 2018 committee was elected as follows:

President:  Christine Merrick

Vice President:  Aban Tengra

Secretary:  Ariane Joordens

Treasurer: Fiona Miles

Communications Officer: Harveen Singh

School Council Representative:  Rae O’Brien.

We have 16 General Members, which is fantastic as many hands make light work. 

 

Thank you to Ali Forgione for all your hard work as President for the past two years, enjoy the break!

 

HOT CROSS BUN SALE

Easter will soon be upon us and the Parents and Friends Association are excited to be offering fresh and tasty hot cross buns from our local ‘Bakers Delight’ store at the parent teacher interviews. Hot cross buns will be for sale on Tuesday 27 March.  Look out for us in The John Landy Centre and the 300 block.    

 

NEXT MEETING:  Please join us at our next meeting to be held on Monday 19 March in The John Landy Centre at 7:30pm.  All welcome.

 

Kelli Hassett-Smith

Parents and Friends Association

Sports News

Whitehorse Division Swimming & Diving - Student Report

On Thursday 8 March, 49 students from all year levels competed in the Whitehorse Division Swimming and Diving Championship held at Ringwood Aquatic Centre.

 

There were many highlights on the day. A number of age groups saw individual placings, along with many relay teams qualifying for the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Competition to be held on 27 March.  The day saw a great level of participation, with the interim results showing East Doncaster SC taking out top school of the day by 9 points over Blackburn High School.

 

A big thankyou to the EDSC Staff, Ms Lawrence, Ms Mateer, Mr James, Mr Lynch, Mr Schwarz and Mr Baker for organising and running the day.

 

Looking forward to success at EMR!

by Emilia Doherty Year 11

Kim Schwarz

Interschool Sport Coordinator - Carnivals

Science Competitions

2018 Science Competitions

Students from all year levels are again offered the great opportunity to enter a range of Science competitions. These competitions provide the chance to compete with other students around Australia and can lead to International competitions in some instances. Please see the attached form for details.

Paul Williamson

Science Coordinator

 

Coles Sports for Schools

Coles Sports for Schools Program 2018

Once again, this year we have the opportunity to participate in the Coles Sports for Schools Program. Vouchers can be collected from your local Coles supermarket starting from Wednesday 7 February and need to be returned to the school by Friday 11 May. For every $10 spent at Coles, customers will receive one Sports for Schools voucher. A box will be available outside the office to place your vouchers in. Vouchers earned will go towards purchasing sports equipment for the school.

 

Thanking you in advance for your support.

Ashlee Lawrance

Physical Education Coordinator

 

Health Centre News

Year 7 and Year 10 Vaccinations

The Secondary School Vaccine Program offers free vaccines to Year 7 & 10 students. These vaccines provide protection against:

 

Year 7

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) – one dose
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – two doses

Year 10

  • Meningococcal ACWY (Yr 10 only)

Parents/guardians of year 7 & 10 students should look out for the vaccine consent card booklet coming home from school with your child. You need to read the booklet and complete and return Part A regardless of whether your child is being vaccinated at school or not.

Manningham City Council’s immunisation team may contact you about the Secondary School Vaccine Program. Schools are authorised to provide basic parent/guardian contact details to local councils for this purpose. Contact the school by 28 February 2018 if you do not want your contact details given to the Manningham City Councils immunisation service.

To learn more about the Secondary School Vaccine Program, the vaccines, the diseases they protect against, or how you can prepare your child for vaccination, go to

www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au or www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au 

Rose Howarth

School Nurse

Year 7 and Year 10 Vaccination Program

The Secondary School Vaccine Program offers free vaccines to help make sure students and communities are protected from diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, human papillomavirus (HPV) for year 7 students and; Meningococcal ACWY for year 10 students.

 

Local councils deliver the program and schools distribute the information and consent card booklets.

 

The Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 authorises secondary schools to provide their local council with student and parent/guardian contact information for any student scheduled to receive a vaccination. This information assists local councils to follow-up parents/guardians of students with incomplete or missing consent cards.

 

What information goes to local council?

Schools provide the following basic student and parent/guardian contact information:

  • Student name, gender, date of birth, year level, class, language(s) spoken at home
  • Parent/guardian names, phone numbers, email and postal addresses

Why do schools provide this information?

  • To ensure all Year 7 & 10 students are offered the opportunity to access free vaccinations at school.
  • To improve communication with parents/guardians regarding their child’s vaccination needs
  • To reduce the administrative burden on school staff to follow-up consent cards

 

What do I need to do?

  1. Your information will be provided to Manningham City Council in March 2018. If you do not wish for your details to be provided, please advise the school in writing before 28 February 2018.
  2. Read the information provided in your child’s consent card booklet and complete all sections, regardless of whether or not you consent for your child to be vaccinated as part of the school-based program.
  3. Detach Part A of the consent card booklet with all fields completed, and return to school.

Every day vaccination saves lives and makes it possible for Victorians to live free from the illness and disability caused by many infectious diseases. All Year 7 & 10 Victorian secondary students can receive these vaccines for free.

 

For further information please go to the following links:

Rose Howarth

School Nurse

Immunisation Dates

Year 7 - Round 1 - 15 March 2018

Year 7 - Round 2 - 17 October 2018

News from the Library

Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge 2018 - Years 7-10

The Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge for 2018 is now open. Reading is a vital part of a student’s development, helping to develop their academic, social and emotional skills. The Premier's Reading Challenge is a wonderful way to encourage and progress your child’s reading. There are more than 90,000 recommended titles on the Challenge booklist and the requirement for Year 7-10 students is to read 15 books between now and early August. Students who complete the Challenge will receive a Certificate of Achievement and will have the opportunity to see their names included on an online Honour Roll.

To sign up for the Challenge or for more information about the Challenge please see the staff in the College Library. Further information for parents can be found at the official website at www.education.vic.gov.au/prc

Vicki da Silva

Library Coordinator

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.

EDSC Clubs

LEGO Club

Tired of stepping on, cleaning up, dusting, or having to remove LEGO from the vacuum cleaner? 

 

The newly formed LEGO club (starting with over 20 members) is seeking donations of LEGO of all shapes, sizes and vintages from our College Community.  It doesn’t have to be sorted or cleaned, just handed in to the General Office in a bag or box or to Kim Schwarz in the Science Office.  Any instruction booklets, manuals or brochures would also be gratefully received.

 

New members always welcome – gatherings occur on Monday lunchtimes in R307.  Opportunity for STEM activities around creating, building, reviewing, viewing, programing and much more with LEGO.  Both with actual pieces (when we have some) and in it’s various media forms.

 

Kim Schwarz

LEGO Club Coordinator

 

Community Announcements

Manningham City Council - Parenting Seminar Series

 

Milgate Primary School Community Picnic

 

Birralee Primary School Fair

 

Doncaster Foster Care Infomation Night

 

East Doncaster Secondary College Newsletter
2018 Term 1 Letter to Parents - Compass Online Bookings.pdf
Study Session flyer.pdf
Parenting Seminar Trifold Brochure.pdf
Parenting Seminar Trifold Brochure.pdf
Parenting Seminar Trifold Brochure.pdf
Community Picnic 2018 Flyer.pdf
Doncaster Foster Care Info Night Poster 2018 Jpeg.JPG
Science Competitions Notice 2018.docx
csefapplicationform 2018.pdf
Change of Details Form updated October 2017.pdf
Secondhand Textbook and Uniform Trading Flyer East Doncaster Sec Coll_.pdf