Viewbank College

21 February 2017
Issue Three
Important Dates:
Principal's Report
Assistant Principal Report
Senior School News
Sport News
ADF News
Music News
Careers News
Canteen News
Sustainable School Shop
Our Friends Groups
General College Information
College Back Packs for sale
Camps, Sports and Exursions Fund
Community
Viewbank College
9458 2811
Warren Road
Rosanna, Victoria, 3084
AU

Important Dates:

Tuesday 21st February

College Photos catch up day

Leadership Camp return

Wednesday 22nd February

Year 7 Welcome Evening in Library 7.30pm

Thursday 23rd February

Senior Round Robin

Friday 24th February

ADF Student Meet & Greet - Seminar Room

Monday 27th February

Year 10 Roadmap for Success

Tuesday 28th February

Year 12 Study Skills Day (Connect Day) at Latrobe University

Wednesday 1st March

Year 9 Information Assembly: Year 10 Subject Selections/Careers Website

Education Committee Meeting 6.30pm

Uniform Committee Meeting 7.30pm

Thursday 2nd March

Unit 1 & 3 Drama Top Class Excursion (p1-4)

Year 12 English SAC 3.20pm - 5.00pm

Friday 3rd March

Nillumbik/Banyule Division Swimming

Year 10, 11 and 12 Morrisby Testing (selected students)

Principal's Report

From the Principal

Our construction is now underway and throughout 2017 and 18 we need to keep this vision at the forefront of the College ‘Caring for Excellence’.

Parent Volunteers are so valued

We value parents who volunteer.  If you wish to volunteer, the call for Canteen helpers is one entry point; another is the 4 “Friends” Groups: Friends of Viewbank (FOV), Friends of Music (FOM); Friends of the Performing and Visual Arts (FOPAVA); Friends of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and a new group, Friends of Health & Wellbeing (FOHAWB).

A great source of strength in this College is the parent involvement.  We can truly say we are a Learning Community working towards the best possible outcomes for our students.  This College is very fortunate to have parents who wish to contribute and are willing to give up time and energy to ensure that we “Care for Excellence”.    

 

College Council Elections

A bigger commitment but a vital one, is College Council.  We are now calling for nominations for a number of places.  We are strengthened by having an energetic and committed council that focuses on ensuring that all aspects of College life make this government College, a place of educational excellence.  Through healthy discussion and transparency, the end result is always to the betterment of the College.

 

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the College Council will take place on Wednesday 29th March, 2017.  This is to celebrate the achievements of 2016 and to further set our course for 2017.  However before that date, the College needs to hold College Council elections as there are councillors who will be completing their cycle.  Councillors are elected for a two year cycle, unless there has been a retirement mid-cycle or a person is elected for one year.

 

Viewbank College has enjoyed a history of strong College Councils, made up of parents and staff.  The focus has always been to ensure that the College provides the best possible opportunities for students in terms of curriculum, resources and facilities and we hope, parents are keen to nominate.

 

Call for Nominations

The College Council Election process began yesterday with the Notice of Election and Call for Nominations for the period 29th March, 2017 to 28th March, 2019 (a Compass Newsfeed was posted to all Parents/Guardians yesterday).

Schedule 4 Notice of election and call for nominations.pdf

Nominations for two parent member positions, two Co-opted Community Nominees and two DET employee member positions will close at 4.00 pm on Monday, 27th February, 2017.  The ballot, if necessary, will close at 4.00 pm on Friday 17th March 2017.  The vote will be counted and the ballot results declared also on Monday 20th March, 2017.

 

The College Councillors whose term is about to conclude with the AGM are:

 

Parent Members:

  • Greg Nugent
  • Tom Drummond

DET Members:

  • John Munro
  • Amanda Watson

Co-opted Member:

  •  Greg Flynn

I understand that being a Council member is a commitment but please understand that as a councillor your contribution is most valued.

 

Viewbank College Council has a maximum of fifteen (15) members made up as follows:

Parent members                                                     8

DET employee members                                     4

Principal                                                                     1

Co-opted community members                       2

TOTAL                                                                         15

 

Parents and DET employees can nominate themselves using the appropriate forms or if they are a DET employee in another setting and a parent of a student at Viewbank College, they can be nominated by another Viewbank College parent.  We have attached Schedules 5A and 5B which are “Nomination Forms for parent member category” and Schedules 5C and 5D, which are “Nomination forms for DET employee member category”.  Copies of these nomination forms are also available from the General Office of the College.

Schedule 5A Self-nomination form for parent member category.pdf
Schedule 5B Nomination form for parent member category.pdf
Schedule 5C Self-nomination for for DET employee member category.pdf
Schedule 5D Nomination form for DET employee member category.pdf
School Council Election Process and Timetable 2017.pdf
Information to Parents.pdf

About DET employees who are parents at Viewbank College:  Under the regulations, parents of a student at the school, who are employees of the Department of Education and Training (DET), are eligible for election in the Parent category.  However there is a limit on the number of DET/Parents for a given school council configuration.  Viewbank College’s Council configuration is: 8 parents, 4 DET, 1 Principal and 2 Community.  There is also a stipulation that the number of DET employees on the Council does not exceed the number of parents.  Thus, from the chart provided by DET, we are able to have a maximum of 7 DET employees in total and a maximum of 2 DET/parents, on our new Council.

 

Class of 2016 - where are they now?

VCE Destination Data:  Out of 165 students from the Class of 2016, 138 achieved first round offers.  Below are two pie charts to graphically display the destinations of our students and the type of courses that they are enrolled in.  

 

Two big occasions dominated last week and both occasions were a source of great College pride.

 

The Deputy Premier's Visit:

On Tuesday, 14th February, the Hon. James Merlino, the Deputy Premier who is also the Minister for Education, and the local Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines visited the College for a ‘sod-turning’ ceremony to officially celebrate the commencement of this extensive College project. This was a reasonably low-keyed event to officially mark the commencement of the project.Those in attendance were: College Council President Damian Schulz; Sandy Law, Jen Webster and Chris Congdon from Law Architects; Claude de Rossi from Aurecon our Project Management Team; Nathan Benson from Melbcom; Jessica Ho,the DET Project Manager; Rebecca Haig and Silvana Sena from the North-Western Regional Office and an array of communication officers.

 

College Captains, Adrian Griesheimer and Kate Bretel accompanied me to the car park to welcome James to the College.James was in good form and certainly put everyone at ease, chatting easily with Kate and Adrian. Adrian opened the ceremony with the ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ and Kate officially welcomed a long list of guests. Both of our captains were very impressive. After a brief of welcome, I outlined the journey to this point and James Merlino spoke of his delight at finally seeing that we have moved from planning to the first stage of building. James and Anthony thoroughly enjoyed the ‘sod turning’ with a shovel but then their attention was drawn to the big earthmover nearby and they relished having a photo opportunity in one of the big earth movers.

Later in the Library, a string quartet performed prior to Jen Webster from Law Architects presenting a virtual walk through of the Performing Arts Centre much to the delight of our visitors and the students who were there to meet our guests.James informally mingled before Middle Years Captains, Joel Prendergast and Elly Mc Kenzie accompanied me to farewell him in the car park.James’ parting comment was that he is very keen to comeback, not so much for the opening but to see the ongoing progress during the construction phase, both for Stage 1 this year and Stage 2 next year. We are delighted that James and Anthony who have been actively involved in enabling us to get the grant in the first place, are so excited about the design and how we have stretched this government money, to achieve far more for the College than first planned.

 

Just prior to his leaving, James gave a video interview and afterwards, I was interviewed along with a number of students. The video also included footage of students practising their music in what we know are cramped, rather ordinary music practice facilities. Our students of course, were just wonderful. All of them presented as bright, confident and articulate. None of them had been coached as to what to say and they should be proud of themselves as they were fine ambassadors for their College.This video is to have on record current facilities as a comparison to those that the College will enjoy in the future and I have asked for a copy of the College archives.

 

The 2017 Swimming Carnival:

This year the Swimming Carnival was our biggest yet with 1150 students having a great day at the Boroondara Pool.  We were blessed with a warm day that meant swimming and water play was really appreciated.  The water polo pool was in great demand and no matter the age levels, the games were very competitive and students were having lots of fun to gain House points.  While there was some serious diving there were also dive bombing events in the diving pool to give students a chance to come off the diving boards and earn points for their Houses.  The swimming events proved a mix between very competitive swimmers who will go through to the zone swimming and those who were trying their best for their houses.  For those who wanted some out of pool activities, the bocce was good fun and ‘Fashions on the Field’ is the perfect activity for the creative fashionistas.

 

The House Results for the Swimming Carnival:

 

First Place:        Ignis - 759

Second Place:  Stella - 671

Third Place:      Hydra - 464

Fourth Place:   Terra - 340

 

I wish to congratulate our students and staff on such a joyful day out.  Our teachers were very proud of our students as they were polite, cooperative and involved and that’s a wonderful thing when there are so many attending.

We look forward to an equally successful Athletics Carnival coming up on March 16th at the Tom Kelly Athletics Track, Doncaster.   

Year 7 Parent /Guardian Information Evening:

Thanks to all those parents who attended last week’s Music Information Evening.  It was exciting to see the interest shown in the Instrumental Music Program.  At that meeting I told parents that between that meeting and the one this week, we do ask quite a bit of parents /guardians at start up but that this will be the last for a while.  We are hoping for another strong attendance by parents but again, warn that there is no off-street parking.  Please get here early so that you can get a good parking spot.  There will be a supper available at the close of the formal part of the evening.

Transition 2018 for Grade 6 Parents:  

College tours for parents of Grade 6 students have already begun and will continue through to end of April.  The Open Morning for Grade 6 parents will take place on the 26th April.  Attendance on these tours is organized through Trybooking on the following link https://www.trybooking.com/NJDM

The Grade 6 into Year 7 (2018) Information Evening will be held on Thursday 27th April. 

 

Judith Craze

Principal

‘Caring for Excellence’

Assistant Principal Report

Uniform

A warm welcome to the New Year and from the school's point of view it has been a great start to the school year with all students settled and on task. 

As we begin the year it is important that we have all students in the correct uniform.  I refer parents and students to COMPASS and in particular to school documentation.  In here you will find all the College Policies and Guidelines.

Over this first couple of weeks students are looking great in their uniform but there are some who need a reminder.  So I ask you to check the Uniform Policy and in particular the wearing of the Blazer, the type of shoes, socks and piercings.

To clarify a few items I will begin with the Blazer.  As stated in the Policy "The students are expected to dress in complete school uniform and to present a neat appearance at all times. Students are required to wear complete school uniform when travelling to and from school. A Blazer must be worn as the outer garment on all school occasions, to and from school, at level assemblies and whole school assemblies. On days of extreme heat in term 1 and term 4, a blazer need not be worn, but the Blazer needs to be at school for Assemblies and other school events. The jumper or spray jacket is not to be worn as an outer garment. The jumper may be worn under the blazer. Jumpers may never be worn as the outer garment." 

Socks are to be white - no ticks, logos etc.

"Ear Piercing: Small sleepers or studs are permitted. For all other visible piercings, a clear plastic stud is the only acceptable substitute. Hair dyes must be in natural tones".

Starting next week there will be a Uniform blitz.  Please ensure that your child is in correct uniform.  If for any reason they are unable to wear one of the items of uniform please ensure that you send a note with your child to school.  Your child needs to take this to the Year Level Well-Being Office and see their Year Level Well-Being Leader or to an Assistant Principal and collect a Uniform Pass if approved. Students without a pass and who are not wearing the correct uniform will receive a detention.

Uniform will be monitored and detentions issued for students not following the policy. For the majority of students this will be business as normal but for others they may need to check they are wearing the uniform as required.

After School Tuition Programs

Viewbank College provides students at the College the chance to get some extra assistance with their studies or a place to go to complete their school work outside of school hours.

We have two After School Tuition Programs where students can go and complete their work as well as receiving assistance from teachers.

On Monday there is an After School Tuition Program in English and Humanities from 3.15pm until 4.30pm run by Ms Morris and Ms Ellis.

On Thursday there is an After School Tuition Program in Maths and Science from 3.15pm until 4.30pm run by Mr Papadakis and Ms Ho.

 

The Library is also open before school on a Friday morning from 8.00am to 9.00am and after school on Monday from 3.30pm to 4.45pm where students can go and complete work and Mr Handford is there if assistance is required.

 

Mrs Maree Gaffney

Assistant Principal

 

Senior School News

Key Dates:

 

  1. Monday Feb 27 – Yr 10 Roadmap to Success Day
  2. Tuesday Feb 28 – Yr 12 Study Skills Day

VCE Student Policy Handbook 2017

It is essential that parents and students familiarise themselves with the contents of the 2017 VCE Student Policy Handbook. VCAA VCE requirements, SACs/SATs and what to do in the event of absence, Authentication and Special Provision are just some of the key elements comprehensively detailed to enable a smooth and successful start to the VCE.  Any queries can be directed to either myself or Mrs Laraine Ross, the VCE Coordinator, on 9091 3847.

 

Key aspects of the handbook will be delivered to VCE students as part of their study skills program.

 

The Acknowledgement of Receipt form is due Tuesday Feb 28.  

Please be sure to drop it off at the Coordinators Office.

 

The VCE Student Policy Handbook can located on COMPASS ‘School Documentation’ under the Community icon.

REMINDERS:

Attendance

Students are required to attend a minimum of 90% in all subjects/units. Students who do not meet the College’s attendance requirements jeopardise the satisfactory completion of their Year 10 or VCE. When students are ill or absent for a legitimate family reason, parents are able to access the Compass program and ‘approve’ that absence. We ask that all parents regularly access the parent portal and update those approvals where necessary.  For VCE students, it is imperative that absences are covered by a medical certificate, especially if students are absent on the day of a SAC.  Parents need to ensure that a medical certificate is obtained to cover their child’s absence; parent notes, Patient and Statutory Declarations WILL NOT be accepted.

  • VET students are reminded to sign out with Mrs Shaw before leaving the College.
  • Unit 1 students who have a study period P6 must also sign out with Mrs Shaw from 3:00PM.

Mobile Devices

Students are reminded that mobile devices are not to be brought to class or study periods.  If they must be brought to school, then they must be kept in a locked locker. Phones/devices that are being used during class time or during study periods will be passed onto Mr Munro and can be collected at the end of the school day.  Subsequent offences will require the parent/guardian to collect the mobile device.

 

Homework Clubs

English/Humanities – Monday C5

Maths/Science – Thursday G3

 

Sue Calder

Senior Years Leader

9091 3870

 

Sport News

Term 1 Sport

Thursday 23rd February       SENIOR CRICKET, TENNIS,BASKETBALL

Friday 3rd March                      DIVISION SWIMMING FINALS

Thursday 16th March             VIEWBANK COLLEGE ATHLETIC SPORTS

Monday 20th March                YEAR 7 SOFTBALL,TENNIS,VOLLEYBALL,BASEBALL

Wednesday 29th March        NORTHERN METRO SWIMMING FINALS 

 

House Athletics

The 2017 House Athletics will be held on Thursday 16th March at Doncaster.  More information will be available in the next newsletter.  

ADF News

Australian Defence Force Mentor Program 2017

 

Dear Parents , Guardians and Students,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you as I will be taking the role of Program Co-ordinator from Mia Treloar.

Some of you may already know me as I am also one of the Student Welfare Co-coordinator’s in the College and have worked both in this role and as a teacher for the past 6 years at Viewbank College.

I am mindful of some of the unique and challenging issues that face our Defence families and look forward to working with you and your children closely this year.

We will be having a more formal meeting with students in the coming weeks and I hope to make contact with each family prior to this.

Below are some useful contacts that you may have already accessed but I include them for your convenience.

I hope that we have a productive and exciting year ahead.

 

Kind regards

Michael Walton

 

Michael’s days are Monday , Wednesday & Friday.  College Contact Number is 9458 2811

The All-Hours Defence Family Helpline  1900 624 608

WWW.DEFENCE.GOV.AU/DCO

 

                                                 

Music News

Year 7 Music Information Evening

 

Commencement of Instrumental Music classes for new students

Most students who have enrolled to learn an instrument or have singing lessons have been allocated their instrument. All classes will commence this week and class times can be found on students’ Compass schedules. Unfortunately, we were unable to fit everyone into the program on their chosen instrument/s. For those students who haven’t been allocated to an instrument there are a small number of places available on the following instruments:

Percussion, trombone, French horn, viola, flute, oboe and double bass

Anyone who is interested in enrolling in any of these classes should contact Mrs Williams in the music office in the Music Department (A block) as soon as possible.

Change of advertised date for the Autumn Brunch

Our annual Autumn Brunch will be on Sunday 21 May not May 14.

Upcoming and Important Dates:

*Date change

 

Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 April Music Camp for Intermediate Concert Band, Intermediate Choir and Junior Strings members.

*Sunday 21 May Autumn Brunch: School Gym – 10am-1pm

Junior, Intermediate & Senior Concert Bands, Jazz, Stage and Funk bands, Junior and Intermediate Strings.

Thursday 18 May Autumn Nights: 7.30pm Banyule Theatre – Intermediate and Senior choirs, Intermediate & Senior guitar ensembles, Senior Strings, Flute ensemble, Latin Band, Double Bass ensemble and Percussion ensembles.

Wednesday 20 September Jazz Night – Jazz Band, Stage Band, Funk Band and Latin Band

Monday 16 October Gala Concert, Plenty Ranges Conference Centre – All Concert Bands, Jazz Bands, Guitar Ensembles, String Ensembles and Choirs

 

 

Sarah Williams

Director of Music

[email protected]

 

Careers News

Careers and Pathways Information at Viewbank College

As the year begins, we would like to remind you of the services provided by the Careers Office.  Mr. Pitt oversees Work Experience and Vocational Education and Training (VET).  He is in the office Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and also provides general assistance to students.  Mrs. Perkins is the Pathways Leader who oversees the wider Careers Education Program at the college and also provides one on one assistance to students. She is available most days and is also a classroom teacher.  If you would like to speak to us, calling or emailing ahead to make an appointment would be appreciated.  [email protected] and

 [email protected]

 

A resource you can access anytime is the Careers Website www.viewbankcollegecareers.com which includes a link to the Viewbank College Facebook page.  I also strongly encourage you to access our fortnightly Careers Newsletter.  You can subscribe at https://inewsletter.co/0YDXDY/latest/.  This contains important information regarding applications to Universities and TAFE, Scholarships and will remind you of deadlines as they approach.  This is particularly important for Year 12 students and their families, but will also contain information regarding University and TAFE Open Days, which will be of interest to students and parents across the senior years.

 

Important notice this week:

Parents of students in Years 10-12 have been emailed regarding the Morrisby Online Testing opportunity.  This optional vocational test is being conducted on or around March 3 and enrolment and payment needs to be completed by Feb 24th.  See compass newsfeed for details and relevant links.

 

Mrs. Perkins and Mr. Pitt.

Viewbank College Careers

 

Canteen News

Canteen Roster

Canteen volunteers for the week of 20th February to 24th February

Monday 20th          Help Needed Please

Tuesday 21st           Help Needed Please

Wednesday 22nd   Sharon Collins

Thursday 23rd        Julie McMillan

Friday 24th               Helen Mina

 

Canteen volunteers for the week of 27th February to 3rd March

Monday 27th          Help Needed Please

Tuesday 28th         Help Needed Please

Wednesday 1st     Aphro Papandreou

Thursday 2nd        Help Need Please

Friday 3rd                Help Needed Please

Canteen Helpers Required

If you have a few hours available once a week, fortnight or month - in particular on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, we would greatly appreciate your time to assist in our Canteen at the College.  Please contact Denis, our Canteen Manager on [email protected]  if you can offer the College your valuable time.   

 

Volunteering in the canteen is easy and fun and your duties can include:

making simple lunches, a few dishes and serving at the counter at recess and/or lunchtime.

Canteen Helpers.pdf

 

Gluten Free Options

The Canteen offers gluten free options, to order, please speak to one of the canteen staff or order via lunchorder.

Sustainable School Shop

New Procedures for Second-hand Uniform and Textbooks

The College has new procedures for the sale of second-hand uniform and textbooks.

We no longer have our second-hand uniform shop or the second hand book sale.  For further information, please read below:

 

The College is conscious of the need to provide an efficient process for families to be able to buy and sell second-hand uniforms and other student resources.

I am delighted to inform you of the College’s initiative to provide parents with the ability to trade these second-hand items via the Sustainable School Shop.

 www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au

 

On this website you can see the second-hand uniform items currently for sale on the Sustainable School Shop, by viewing the Stocktake Report:  http://www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au/stocktake/viewbank-college

 

The service provides access to second-hand uniforms, calculators, musical equipment, etc all year.  Results from other schools have been excellent and families have enjoyed a more comprehensive and convenient method of trading these items; many schools use this service.

 

For the best results:

  • Register on the Sustainable School Shop website
  • List your second-hand uniform items for sale
  • List wanted ads for those items you are looking to buy
  • The College’s uniform lists are loaded into the system to make listing ads easy
  • The system matches the ads of buyers with sellers and notifies the buyer via email
  • Buyers contact sellers and arrange where and when to trade.
  • The school is not involved in the transaction
  • Parents are well supported via Sustainable School Shop’s telephone (0438 743 444) and email help lines
  • The system is simple and easy to use - If you don’t have a computer, internet access or an email address, please call the Sustainable School Shop for assistance

Once an annual subscription expires families are offered three levels of access: 

  • Search only - registering/logging-in on the Sustainable School Shop, searching all the for sale ads and gaining the sellers’ contact details is free.
  • Single items cost $1.50 to be advertised
  • Subscription - an annual subscription costs $21.95 and is the most anyone will pay. These are taken by families who have many items to advertise.

We are very excited about this new initiative and we hope you will make the most of this opportunity and gain the benefit from recycling your student’s school items.

 

Secondhand Textbook and Uniform Trading User Guide Viewbank College .pdf

Natalie Kennan

Business Manager

 

 

 

Our Friends Groups

Friends of Viewbank (FOV)

Friends of Viewbank is a parent group that meets once a month and acts as a parent forum where parents can discuss issues and current trends.

The group also supports the school in whatever ways they can and enjoys the company of others who have the best interests of students and the entire College community at heart.

It is a great way to meet other parents and to be able to discuss College activities and

raise issues to be discussed.

The Friends of Viewbank also supports the catering for the LOTE Theatre and the College Production.

Parents interested in joining Friends of Viewbank can contact

Assistant Principal, Mrs Maree Gaffney at the College or attend our meeting in the Staffroom at the College.

 

Next Meeting:

Tuesday 14th March, 2017 at 7.30pm

Friends of Music (FOM)

Friends of Music is group of parents who are interested in supporting the College’s

excellent and extensive Music program.

They meet once a month on a Thursday evening in the Conference Room and the

successes of the annual Autumn Brunch, Autumn Night and the Gala Concert are in

large part due to the dedicated and generous support from this group.

Friends of Music also initiates other fundraising events to provide extra support to performing groups and to purchase and upgrade musical instruments.

Parents interested in joining Friends of Music should contact the Music Coordinator, Ms. Sarah Williams or Principal, Judith Craze, at the College.

 

Next Meeting:

Thursday 9th March, 2017 at 7.30pm

Friends of Performing and Visual Arts (FOPAVA)

The FOPAVA committee meets monthly and consists of parents and teachers, with input from College Captains.   FOPAVA has a number of specific objectives including:

  • Raising the profile of the Visual and Performing Arts in the College and the community
  • Having fun, enjoying and appreciating the Arts
  • Encouraging student participation in the Arts

The committee supports activities such as the College Production, Arts Expo and drama performances throughout the year.

One of its prime functions is to raise funds for the purchase of new equipment for our

Theatre and Art faculties.

We are always looking for new members and we extend a warm welcome to all

parents/members of the College community.

For further information please contact the Assistant Principal, John Munro.

 

Next Meeting:

Tuesday 14th March, 2017 at 7.30pm

 

Friends of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM)

Friends of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths is a parent group to promote the integration of these curriculum areas and to support key events to enhance student involvement in STEAM.

 

Next Meeting:

to be advised

 

General College Information

After School Study Groups

Mondays - in C5 with Ms Morris and Ms Ellis 3.15pm - 4.30pm

Thursdays - G3 with Mr Papadakis and Ms Ho 3.15pm - 4.30pm

 

The Library is also open before school on a Friday morning from 8am - 9am and after school on Monday from 3.30pm - 4.45pm where students can go and complete work and Mr Handford is there if assistance is required.

Viewbank College Uniform Suppliers

Noone Imagewear

is located at 283 Lower Heidelberg Road, East Ivanhoe 9499 1439.

Opening hours Mon to Fri 9-5 pm and Sat 9-1pm.

We have a special offer for Year 7 students in 2017 - save 10% on all schoolwear until the 24th December, 2016.

 

Buxwear Uniforms

Buxwear Uniforms are the new dual supplier of your uniform.

Our shop is at 218 Settlement Rd. Thomastown. 9464 7555

Opening hours Mon to Fri 9-5 pm and Sat 9.30-2 pm.

We are offering a 10% discount on all of your Year 7 uniform bought at our shop until the end of January.

In January we will also have a website available for the purchase of uniform on line at shop.buxwear.com.au

We look forward to helping you get the correct uniform so your child can start school with confidence.

Viewbank College Uniform Shop

Is run by Noone Imagewear (Stewarts of Ivanhoe) and Is open every Wednesday morning (during school terms) in R13.  Hours :  8.15am - 9.00am

Second-hand Uniform and Textbooks

Dear Parents

The College is conscious of the need to provide an efficient process for families to be able to buy and sell second-hand uniforms and other student resources.

I am delighted to inform you of the College’s initiative to provide parents with the ability to trade these second-hand items via the Sustainable School Shop.

 www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au

 

On this website you can see the second-hand uniform items currently for sale on the Sustainable School Shop, by viewing the Stocktake Report:  http://www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au/stocktake/viewbank-college

 

The service provides access to second-hand uniforms, calculators, musical equipment, etc all year.  Results from other schools have been excellent and families have enjoyed a more comprehensive and convenient method of trading these items; many schools use this service.

 

For the best results:

  • Register on the Sustainable School Shop website
  • List your second-hand uniform items for sale
  • List wanted ads for those items you are looking to buy
  • The College’s uniform lists are loaded into the system to make listing ads easy
  • The system matches the ads of buyers with sellers and notifies the buyer via email
  • Buyers contact sellers and arrange where and when to trade.
  • The school is not involved in the transaction
  • Parents are well supported via Sustainable School Shop’s telephone (0438 743 444) and email help lines
  • The system is simple and easy to use - If you don’t have a computer, internet access or an email address, please call the Sustainable School Shop for assistance

Once an annual subscription expires families are offered three levels of access: 

  • Search only - registering/logging-in on the Sustainable School Shop, searching all the for sale ads and gaining the sellers’ contact details is free.
  • Single items cost $1.50 to be advertised
  • Subscription - an annual subscription costs $21.95 and is the most anyone will pay. These are taken by families who have many items to advertise.

We are very excited about this new initiative and we hope you will make the most of this opportunity and gain the benefit from recycling your student’s school items.

Secondhand Textbook and Uniform Trading User Guide Viewbank College .pdf

Natalie Kennan

Business Manager

College Back Packs for sale

Limited Edition - College
Back Pack for Sale

Special edition College Back Packs

are available from the General Office.

Cost $10.

Be quick numbers are limited.

Camps, Sports and Exursions Fund

CSEF Applications 2017

CSEF Application Form 2017.pdf

Please note application for CSEF Funding 2017 is now available.  If you have a Health Care Card which is valid with Centrelink either Term 1 on 30th January 2017  or Term 2 on 18th April 2017 you are eligible to apply. 

Please complete the attached form and return to the General Office.

We will need to copy your Health Care Card, please bring with you. 

Further information is available on following website     www.education.vic.gov.au/csef

 

Maria Rosewarne

Accounts Receivable Officer

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ENGLISH TUTORING

Methni is a past student from Viewbank College.

She is tutoring English for Year 8 to 12 students.

Methni received a 41 study score in VCE English and has one year's tutoring experience.

Contact 0406813235 or email [email protected] for more information.