Welcome to the last newsletter for term three. Please have a safe, restful break from the school routine over the next two weeks. We look forward to welcoming everyone back ready to take on the challenges of term four on Monday 7 October. We also hope our students studying in France and China are enjoying the immersion in new cultures, languages and experiences!
Parent Teacher Student Conferences 18 September
Thank you to all parents who took the opportunity to meet with teachers to discuss their daughter’s progress, areas for both success and improvement. The team of student, school and home working together with the young person at the centre is a key indicator of academic and social success.
Visible Wellbeing professional learning day 14 September
Thank you for supporting the student free day on 14 September. Staff continued the learning in Professor Lea Water’s Visible Wellbeing Program. The complex world of the so named “Fourth Industrial Revolution” https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/the-fourth-industrial-revolution-what-it-means-and-how-to-respond/ our young people are growing into requires many character strengths to succeed. The program is designed to foster such strengths in every lesson and co-curricular activity, every day.
State School Spectacular
Congratulations to Jamila Jalloh, Sarah Pace, Tiffany Li, Jessica Duong Li, Chantal Wong, Miranda Moloney and Georgia Clarke, our MGC students who performed in the Victorian State School Spectacular on Saturday at Melbourne Park Arena. Channel 7 will be airing highlights of the show on Saturday the 8th of December.
Victorian Education Excellence Awards
Congratulations to our wonderful office administration team who are finalists in the Victorian Education Excellence Awards. All finalists are published on the Department’s website at: www.education.vic.gov.au/veea . The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 26 October.
Music Success –Technology and the Arts in action
The Junior String Ensemble took part in an exciting music project called the AMEB Online Orchestra. Over 1900 performers across Australia took part in this digital project to perform the same piece ‘Waltzing Matilda’.
Our contribution was filmed on the balcony of the Gillard Centre against the beautiful backdrop of the Yarra River. Please see https://centenary.ameb.edu.au/ameb-orchestra-online with our ensemble at the 0:50 mark! The very talented students involved were: Erica Brown Yamada, Hazel Calwell, Sophie Clemson, Milli Coburn, Mihiri Dharmabandu, Claire Garner, Sheida Karimzadeh Jorshari, Kaede Kiriyama, Zoe Korr and Evie Scott.
It Takes a Spark Conference
Congratulations to Wendy and Tony Keen, Catherine Walkear, Emily Rochette and all of the STEAM team who hosted 280 people at a STEAM conference last Friday. I am sure Wendy will highlight the learning and activities in her report.
Many thanks for your ongoing support of our College students and staff, again, please enjoy the break.