Dear Parents, Staff, Students and Friends
As the semester draws to a close you will be receiving comprehensive reports about your children’s progress. Parents and students need to discuss these reports in detail, celebrating successes whilst also acknowledging and planning for areas of improvement. If students are still unsure about what they exactly need to do to improve, they are encouraged to request detailed feedback from their teachers. Similarly, parents are welcome to contact teachers to discuss their child’s report should they require further information.
WORKING BEE: VOLUNTEERS KEEP WARM BY BEING ACTIVE
Thanks to the many parents and students who worked with great enthusiasm alongside our staff during the Term 2 Working Bee. We were all very active in order to keep warm as we felt the first chilly breeze of winter and a bit of rain. Special thanks to Mrs Lee Anne Smith who coordinated this activity and, with her great motivation and drive, ensured a very successful event. Extensive mulching and planting was achieved around our new multisport synthetic field.
CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS ALL BECOME DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
Frankston High School fielded cross country teams in all age groups except for one, and all teams became District Champions. Also, on a recent weekend our students competed in the Road Relays against top elite private schools. Two teams were placed in the top six, which was an incredible achievement. Thanks to Ms Chloe Edwards, Ms Carly Douglas, Mr Mal Burt and Mr Steven Bonfadini for all they do to support our school in having the best of athletics’ programs. Our semper squad program is certainly keeping our athletes fit and well-prepared for competition.
CHESS CLUB RUNNING NEXT TERM
Thanks to Mr Jacob Givogue, I am excited to announce that a Chess Club will be running next term. All interested students are asked to meet in the Reading Room during Friday lunchtime of the second week of next term (Friday 28 July).
BUSINESS BREAKFAST CELEBRATES OUR GREAT SCHOOL WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES
Many business and not-for-profit representatives gave of their time to visit Frankston High School for our annual business breakfast, which generated much interest in our school and the possibility of future mutually beneficial partnerships.
If you have a business/not-for-profit organisation and you are interested in forming a partnership with our school please, contact Ms Carolyn Florance (Business Manager) on 9783 7955.
DEBATING TEAMS IN FULL VOICE THANKS TO MS GEORGIE LONG
Thanks to Ms Georgie Long’s enthusiasm and dedication, we have five debating teams regularly competing at night involving nearly 30 students. Also, we are entering 12 Year 7/8/9 students in a statewide public speaking competition. Recently, I had the pleasure of accompanying Danai Harawa (Year 12) and Stella Cowan (Year 11) to the VCAA plain English Speaking Awards where we were the only government school present, and I couldn’t have been more proud of their performances. It is terrific that our students are experiencing such wonderful learning challenges where they are extending themselves in developing advanced speaking and listening skills.
SENIOR CONCERT BAND: A HIGHLIGHT AT CRANBOURNE LIONS BAND FESTIVAL
Thanks to Mr Peter Sharp for enabling our Senior Concert Band to perform at the Cranbourne Lions Band Festival on Sunday 28 May. They were sensational with a number of impressive solo pieces lifting the whole performance. It is a mammoth logistical exercise to transport this huge band of students to such an event. We are indebted to our staff for giving of their weekend time to allow our students to enjoy the rewards of performing to a very appreciative audience.
FRANKSTON HIGH SCHOOL SELECTED AS ONE OF 12 THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA
Ms Sarah Bahramis has used her great leadership, expertise and initiative to successfully apply for Frankston High School to be involved in the ‘Inspired Citizens Project’. Only 12 schools from across Australia were selected: Well done, Ms Bahramis! This project will involve our Leadership Academy students implementing and evaluating a project idea that addresses an issue in our community. This is a great authentic learning opportunity where our young leaders will be required to show high levels of critical, creative thinking and collaborative learning whilst, most importantly, making a positive difference to the wider community.
I wish everyone a relaxing fun time with family and friends over the holiday break. Our senior students need to manage their time well in ensuring a balance between leisure time and continuing with their studies. Research tells us that people who actually write down their goals are more successful. Now is the time for parents and students to reflect on their reports and perhaps note some learning and personal goals for Semester 2. I look forward to joining everyone for another action-packed term of learning after the holidays.
Mr John Albiston,