East Doncaster Secondary College Newsletter

27 April 2018
Issue Five
Principal's Report
Assistant Principal News
Important Dates
From the Office
2018 Booklist
World's Greatest Shave
School Production News
Middle School News
Middle School Staff
Senior School News
Senior School Staff
Parents and Friends Association
Sports News
Canteen Menu
Community Announcements
East Doncaster Secondary College
(03) 9842 2244
20 George Street
Doncaster East, Victoria, 3109

Principal's Report

From the Principal

At East Doncaster Secondary College the energy, passion and engagement our students bring to College life can be inspirational on many levels.

It is richly rewarding to see our students contributing to our community, growing as young people and visibly learning.


For evidence of this, you do not have to look further than the first weeks of this new term at our College.


Student Achievement – ANZAC Day commemorations

The College was well represented when five members of our Student Leadership Team attended the Rotary Club of Templestowe Schools Anzac Day Service last Thursday at the Templestowe Memorial Reserve. Our Senior School Captain Cassie Leong and Vice-Captain, Dan Wildsmith laid a wreath at the memorial during this ceremony.

At our College assemblies conducted on Monday to commemorate ANZAC DAY, a moving tribute was presented by our senior VCE History students Ellena T and Petar V.

The commemoration culminated with readings of the poem ‘In Flanders Field’ and ‘The Ode for the Fallen’ and a minutes silence following the ‘Last Post’. Finally, our students joined together for a rendition of the National Anthem.

It was pleasing to note the preparation undertaken by our students in order to present at this assembly and the attention and respect shown by our students during the course of this moving assembly.


EDSC Celebrates Multicultural Week

It has been great to witness the range of events presented throughout this week as our College has made an excellent effort to celebrate the cultural richness and diversity that is truly part of our College life in our ‘Multi-Cultural Week’. Our College has students from over 40 different nationalities and it is important that our student-centred activities this week sought to inform, educate and embrace the diversity that our student population offers whilst sending clear messages of inclusion, respect and harmony.


A special mention is afforded to Kerryn Murray and Michael James – our Student Leadership Coordinators and our extended Student Leadership Team who devoted a great deal of effort into the planning and delivery of events during the week.


Upper Courtyard Redevelopment

It was exciting to this week see the commencement of works in our Upper Courtyard redevelopment project.


This project has a special connection with our students. The initial concept planning for the redevelopment of this space was undertaken by our senior school Visual Arts and Graphics students and the subsequent plans and design drawings have all had significant student input.

The courtyard will be a place for the students, designed by the students.


It is anticipated that the project will be completed early in Term 3.

Student Achievement – Sporting Excellence
Whilst most students have been engaged busily at a College level at the start of our new term, three of our highly talented students have been participating in the Australian Age Swimming Championships held in Sydney from April 21– 26.

Year 8 student Misha, Year 9 student Ashley Costa and Year 11 student Kayla Costa have all been participating in Sydney as a result of their fantastic performances in the pool over the past 12 months.


All three students have distinguished themselves as outstanding young athletes and we wish them all the very best during the Championships.

An account of their performance will be outlined in our next newsletter.


Student Achievement – State Swimming and Diving Finals

Our Swimming and Diving Team performances in last week’s SSV State Finals were great.


Misha won a Gold medal in the U14 Breaststroke and a Silver medal in the U51-20 Breaststroke.


In the Diving Events, Josh Sist also won gold in the SSV Regional and a Silver medal in the State 17-20 Diving event.


Our U17 50 m Freestyle relay team of Emilia Doherty, Jenna Richardson, Emily Younger and Davinia Feliciani performed really well to finish in fifth place in the final.


Yet again, a great effort and outcome from our very talented students.


Congratulations to them all!   For a more detailed summary of events within this Newsletter can I refer you to the report from our Coordinator of Sporting Carnivals, Kim Schwarz.



We welcome Lisa Trovato as a new staff member to our College in the role of Wellbeing Coordinator. Lisa has had extensive experience in the field of adolescent support in secondary schools and will be an asset to the EDSC Wellbeing team.


We also welcome Georgia Panagiotidis in an Educational Support – Teaching Aide position. Georgia comes to us with a broad range of experience in assisting students to learn in a classroom setting and a clear passion for working with young people.


Welcome Lisa and Georgia!


Today also marks the final day at the College for Tori McCumiskey, who has been a short-term replacement for our College nurse, Rose Howarth. I would like to thank Tori very much for the care and attention she has displayed to our students in her short stay with us.


Furthermore, Commerce teacher Stuart Darlow has been granted a temporary transfer to Wonthaggi Secondary College for the remainder of the year. We wish Stuart all the best for this short- term move.


Celebratory Functions at EDSC

As a school over recent years we have conducted a number of functions for Years 10, 11 and 12 students. Typically it has involved ‘formals’ or ‘socials’ at each senior school year level, and a Valedictory Dinner at Year 12.


On each of these occasions official school communication is made to families with payments for the functions being made via the school. It has come to our attention recently that an unofficial function is in the planning stages by Year 11 students without the endorsement or involvement of the school. Some parents have been surprised when advised that this activity is not part of the school program. Can I please ask parents to note that our College takes no responsibility for this activity.

John Roberts


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

St Claire's Walk

The school has received a number of formal requests from the Body Corporate of St Claire Walk – the complex that fronts onto George Street north-east of the College. Firstly, it is to remind parents of the on-going issues relating to parking inside St Claire Walk and the driveway alongside the property. Whilst waiting to collect students from school, please do not park in these areas. This is private property and parking there makes access for residents very difficult.


Secondly, it appears that a number of our students are using the paths and roads within this complex to access Blackburn Road OR as a meeting point. As private property this should not be the case. Students are reminded to use the public footpaths on George Street if they are heading to and from the Blackburn Road intersection and beyond and that St Claire’s Walk is NOT a public place.


As a school community, we would appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Cameron Campbell

Assistant Principal

Parenting in the Screen Age

Milgate Primary School and East Doncaster Secondary College have organised internationally renowned online safety expert Robyn Treyvaud to present to our parent community. Robyn is an internationally recognised expert in online safety and digital citizenship. As the Founder of Cyber Safe Kids, Robyn established a global organisation and network that assisted educators, schools and local communities in understanding and overcoming the challenges of the digital world.

Where: East Doncaster Secondary College Performing Arts Centre
When: Wed 2 May 2018, 7:00 PM.
Cost: $5.

Both Milgate and East Doncaster have decided to donate all proceeds of the night to the Alannah and Madeline Foundation whose key objectives is to care for children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence; reduce the incidence of bullying, cyber bullying and other cyber risks; and advocate for the safety and wellbeing of children.


Refer to the attached flyer.

To book a place for this event, please visit: 


Cameron Campbell

Assistant Principal


Important Dates

Term 2

Monday 30 April - Chinese Cultural Day

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 12OE1 Outdoor Education Alpine Horse Riding Expedition

Wednesday 9 May - EDSC Athletics Carnival

Thursday 10 May - Staff Professional Development afternoon - Students dismissed at 12:40pm

Tuesday 15 May - Thursday 17 May - Year 7 and Year 9 NAPLAN

Thursday 17 May - Friday 18 May - Year 11OE1 Outdoor Education Caving Expedition

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

Wednesday 23 May - Friday 25 May -  EDSC College Production - Little Shop of Horrors

Monday 11 June - Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

Tuesday 19 June - Year 10 Universtity Experience Day

Friday 22 June - Staff Curriculum and Assessment Day - student free day

Friday 29 June - Last day of Term 2 - 2:30pm dismissal


2018 School Term Dates

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

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


World's Greatest Shave

Student Report

On Thursday 22 March the school held a free dress day to support the Leukaemia Foundation through the World’s Greatest Shave.  The World’s Greatest Shave supports Australians who have blood cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The EDSC team raised a total of $6608. We had four students and one teacher bravely shave their heads for the foundation, Riley O, Lachlan V, Bailey A, Carly N and Senior School Coordinator Jarrod Sturnieks.


Together, the five raised $4859. 

by Angelique Panagiotou

Year  12A


School Production News

Little Shop Of Horrors

The students and staff involved have been working incredibly hard over a number of months to put on a show that not only will thrill and entertain, but also make the EDSC community proud. On stage, performers have dedicated time at numerous lunch times and after school sessions, whilst students from all year levels have assisted with set design, painting, props and lighting/sound. All involved can’t wait to share with you EDSC’s Little Shop of Horrors.


EDSC School Production Tickets ON SALE NOW!

Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming EDSC Performance of Little Shop of Horrors. 

Little Shop of Horrors is a comedy rock musical, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on something completely unexpected.

Dates: Wednesday 23 May, Thursday 24 May and Friday 25 May 2018

Doors Open: 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start
Adult - $25.00
Child - $15.00
Family 2 - $65.00              (2 Adults & 2 Students)
Family 1 - $60.00              (2 Adults & 1 Student)
(please note that there is a 30 cent booking fee for all bookings via Try Booking).

To book your tickets please head to https://www.trybooking.com/UBRH.

Be quick, we anticipate tickets will sell out fast.

Evan Jones

Production Director


Middle School News

Acknowledgement of Achievement

Our acknowledgement this fortnight goes to two students, Aidan and Riley.


Aidan showed great Care and Compassion when he found a locker key on the ground. He went straight to the nearest teacher and handed in the key and informed them where he found it.


Riley showed amazing Care and Compassion in his efforts in raising money for  The World’s Greatest Shave. Riley raised over $2000 for the charity which is an amazing effort!


Great work guys!

Emily Mathews, Haydn Bethune

& Georgina Walter

Year 7 Coordinators

Manningham Youth Summit Student Report

On 27 March 2018, students represented EDSC at the Manningham Youth Summit, held at the Civic Centre. Here, students from various schools around Manningham had an opportunity to share and discuss their opinions on various problems revolving around community, safety, personal relationships, mental health and wellbeing, creating change and youth services. They also participated in discussion provoking and interesting activities.

Simon Hammond, an International Keynote Speaker and founder of Hammond Thinking, attended the forum. With mind-stimulating songs and positive spirit, he acknowledged the beauty of diversity and how being diverse unites us. He also spoke about the various opportunities young people have for leadership in Melbourne and encouraged students, or “young leaders”, as he

addressed them, to participate in society, alluding to his own inspiring experiences as an author, journalist, business advisor and entrepreneur.

In the latter part of the summit, students also had an opportunity to interview Michael Colling, the CEO and Founder of the Betterman Foundation and the mayor of Manningham Andrew Conlon, to learn about what was going on in the community, ask for advice and to find out about their personal life experiences as leaders. Students came back with a fresh, inspired state of mind, and galvanised to make good change in society.

Last but not least, surveys were organised, and students were allowed to “raise their voices” to speak out for changes they wanted to see in their society. A part of the survey involved giving

anonymous feedback to help improve youth services.

By Tehnan , Vani  & Esha

Year 9 Students


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

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Year 9 Coordinator

Naomi Creelman

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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

EDSC Cleanup day

Enthusiastically embracing the end of term, the Year 10 cohort swarmed across the school grounds clearing away every piece of litter they encountered. The challenge was on. Which form would collect the most rubbish and win the coveted title of the Pickiest Pursuers of Paper?


Congratulations 10I for your victory.


Initiated by the Interact Club, each year level will take it in turns to clean up the school grounds during the last lesson of each term. Year 10 embraced the challenge with vigour. Clean up EDSC Day will replace our school’s contribution to Clean-up Australia Day and help our school environment.


Thanks must go to the Interactors for their initiative,

Cameron Campbell for his offer to fund a class reward and all the staff and students who got involved.

Helen Wilson

Interact Coordinator


Year 12 History Students reflect on ANZAC Day

This week we held special ANZAC Day assemblies for all students. As per tradition at EDSC, we asked two of our Year 12 History students to reflect on the importance of the day, what we can learn from the past and how the ANZAC’s helped shape our nation.  Below is a transcript of the speech read at assembly.


ANZAC Day Speech 2018

“One day we will understand”, this is the epitaph of Private W A Strang who died aged 33 on 25 April 1915. He now rests at Beach Cemetery in Gallipoli, the location of the Gallipoli beach landings. The message written on his grave, from his family back home in Australia speaks of the pain of a family left behind.


The 25th April 1915 was a day that shaped our wartime History. It would start the Gallipoli Campaign, an 8 month ground war against the Ottoman Empire. Just before dawn on April 25, ANZAC soldiers, men who were often not much older than 18 were sent to attack the Gallipoli Peninsula. These soldiers, were driven off course by a change in wind direction and at dawn were fatally led to what we now call ANZAC Cove.


The men of the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Battalion were sent ashore on rowing boats at 3:30am, landing amid the fire of Turkish guns. That day was a true test of what we now call the ANZAC spirit. The men watch as their comrades fell around them, making their way up the slopes of Ari Burnu. It was an intense day of fighting, one of many and stands in our History as a dark day for the Australian military.


Upon their arrival they were met with bullets from above, as the Turkish forces, high up in the safety of the cliffs shot down at the advancing enemy. Many of the soldiers aboard the boats did not even make it to shore, killed by enemy fire in the water or drowning with the weight of their packs in the shallow waters.


As described by a soldier of the 3rd Brigade “We are now within a mile of the shore and the din has increased . . . the whole side of the mountains seems to be sending forth tongues of flame and the bullets fairly rain upon us . . . the water is churned up from rifle fire, machine-guns, Maxims, shrapnel and common shells . . . seven of the boys in our boat are killed and God knows how many in the others.”


The experience for many was harrowing, faced with the death of their friends as they attempted to climb the steep and rocky cliffs in front of them. The aim, to take higher ground and push the Turkish back.


The ANZAC mission was unsuccessful, in military terms at least it was a failure; no ground was gained and the ANZACs retreated on the 19th of December, 1915. Perhaps their work meant nothing to the war, to the eventual outcome, but the ANZAC war effort meant something indescribable to the families of the 130,000 men who went to fight.

As well as the families of more than 8700 Australians, the families of at least 87,000 Ottoman soldiers and 2779 New Zealanders. Let us remember them too. Let us remember them as not just numbers on a page, statistics, lines and dots, let us remember them as young men full of potential, brimming with life, sorely missed by those they once loved.


The ANZAC story reminds us not only of a national tragedy but of the possibility of enduring and incredible respect between ordinary men and women.

And I hope that we can learn something from these brave men, that we can take inspiration from their values and the strength with which they upheld them.

ANZAC day is a day we commemorate the qualities that Australians developed in times of hardship, and it is a day to acknowledge those who suffered and still suffer from the effects of war and conflict.


When reflecting on ANZAC day and its meaning to us, students of the modern era we must remember that we are not just thinking about these men and their sacrifice but also the values that they held which are still important to us today.


Our relationship with the enemy should forever be etched in our minds. Our soldiers were not brutal or savage and neither were the Turkish. True dignity and respect was displayed by both sides during the war. These men were doing a job, they were paid to fight one another. In times of truce to bury their dead the men came together and often shared cigarettes, jams and bully beef. They helped each other to bury their friends and tended to each other’s wounded when they could. There was no animosity, no hatred, they were just doing their job.


War is a terrible thing, it takes lives, it destroys families, countries and landscapes. To be respectful at this time was our greatest feat. We did not win the war, no one wins. What we did is we showed courage, bravery but most importantly respect for others. It is this which we need to consider on Wednesday. As the citizens of a world that is becoming global we need to think about how we treat others and what our actions say of us. Our ANZACs showed to the world that they had the courage to act peacefully in a time of war, there is something to be learned from this.

“Their Glory shall not be blotted out”.


by Ellena & Petar

Year 12 Students

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

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Year 10 Coordinator

Mark Glover

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Year 11 Coordinator

Paul Basford

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Year 11 Coordinator

Sally Polidano

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Year 12 Coordinator

Lynette Smith

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Year 12 Coordinator

Jonathan Davies

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Senior School Secretary

Toni Willoughby

[email protected]

Parents and Friends Association


The PFA will be running the canteen over the three nights of the College production ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ from Wednesday 23 May to Friday 25 May. We need volunteers to help us, so if you are available and would like to help, please email our Communications Officer at [email protected] for more details & to add your name to the roster.


Any help is greatly appreciated.



The NEW 2018/2019 Entertainment books have arrived. Books sell for just $70.00 and you will receive 20,000 in valuable offers.  The books are valid until 1 June 2019.


You can purchase your Entertainment Book via the College General Office or online via the following link.

Entertainment™ Book, Online Order Page http://www.entbook.com.au/1863x41


NEXT MEETING:  Please join us at our next meeting to be held on Monday 28 May in The John Landy Centre at 7:30pm.  All welcome.


Harveen Singh

Parents and Friends Association

Sports News

State Swimming & Diving Championships Report


18 April 2018 at MSAC.


EDSC had three individual swimmers and one relay team make it through to the SSV State Championships.  The timing was not great as three of our swimmers were in preparation to depart for the Australian Age Swimming Championships being held in Sydney.


Misha put in a stunning effort to come second in the 12-20yo 100m Breaststroke (she is only 14), then backed it up a few minutes later with a first in the 14yo Breaststoke event. 


Emilia took to water in the hotly contested 17yo 50m Freestyle, making a fan of Mack Horton (fresh from the Commonwealth Games) and the year 11 Physics class who watched her event livestreamed on the whiteboard, in the process.

The U17 Female 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay team finished off the day narrowly beaten into fifth.

Emilia Doherty

Jenna Richardson

Emily Younger

Davinia Feliciani


Thanks also to the swimmers who got the team though to the Divisional and Regional qualifying competitions Ashley, Misha, Alana & Carina.


Good Luck to Misha, Ashley & Kayla who are competing in the Australian Age Championships (“Nationals”) in NSW.



19 April 2018 at MSAC, Albert Park


Josh Sist did EDSC proud in representing the school in the Regional (first place) and then the State (second) Diving finals on 19th April. 

Hopefully Josh will make an appearance at our House Diving next year to pass on his “tricks”.


Kim Schwarz

Interschool Sport Coordinator - Carnivals

EDSC House Athletics Carnival

Date reminder:- Wednesday 9 May 2018

Canteen Menu


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

School Crossing Supervisor of the Year Awards


Mullum Mullum Festival


Collingwood Football Club Talent Search for boys and girls aged 11-15 years


East Doncaster Secondary College Newsletter
Study Session flyer.pdf
csefapplicationform 2018.pdf
Change of Details Form updated October 2017.pdf
Secondhand Textbook and Uniform Trading Flyer East Doncaster Sec Coll_.pdf
Cybersafety Presentation Robyn Treyvaud.pdf
Cybersafety Presentation Robyn Treyvaud.pdf
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