East Doncaster Secondary College Newsletter

29 June 2018
Issue Nine
Principal's Report
Assistant Principal News
Important Dates
From the Office
Sports News
Music News
Middle School News
Middle School Staff
Senior School News
Senior School Staff
Parents and Friends Association
Canteen Menu
East Doncaster Secondary College
(03) 9842 2244
20 George Street
Doncaster East, Victoria, 3109
AU

Principal's Report

From the Principal

 

With the completion of term two this afternoon, as a College we are all looking forward to a break to re-connect with family and friends. This also presents an opportune time to express thanks to the teaching and education support staff for their commitment to provide the best educational opportunities for our students; and to thank the parents of school community for continuing to be active partners with us in the development of our young people.

 

Yet again in a very busy term, there has been a wide range of engaging learning experiences for all year levels that continue to add to the richness of life at our College. The success of these activities, whether they be sporting, musical, dramatic, camps, or excursions is a reflection of the connection and engagement teachers and students share together.


I trust that all of our students and staff members have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Student Reports

Cycle 3 student reports are now available on the COMPASS portal.

 

With the term at an end, it is an ideal time for our students to stop and reflect on their outcomes and to set goals related to areas for improvement for their second semester studies.


For many of our students it will be a time for celebration of achievement and a confirmation of the consistent effort they have made. For students in the senior school, our Cycle 3 reports should provide useful feedback that informs their practices as they strive for a highly successful year and completion of their VCE examinations.


Although the reports are archived for the duration of your child's enrolment with us, I would strongly advise that you download your own copy and save this to your home computer for your future use.

Student Representation on School Council

As mentioned in the previous Newsletters, the College has recently conducted a student School Council election process to elect two students for School Council membership in 2018. Our recent election for student representation on our School Council has resulted in the following students being the successful candidates:

 

Yicheng  Year 11

Cameron  Year 10

 

Congratulations to Yicheng and Cameron and to all of the students who nominated for the available positions.

 

Thanks, also, to all staff members who assisted in the election process last week.

 

Student members of School Council will have the same role and responsibilities as other Council members, including full voting rights. We look forward to Yicheng and Cameron joining our Council in term three.

Winter Warmers Music Concert
 

Congratulations to our instrumental music students and our Music staff for providing us with an entertaining ‘Winter Warmers’ Music Concert in our Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday evening. The concert highlighted the talents of our Senior School ensembles. It was especially pleasing to see the technical improvement in the performances of our students, as they performed with confidence and enthusiasm.  Our Music program continues to engage and impress. Well done to all involved!

 

Staffing Changes for
Term 3

From the start of term three we have several teachers taking leave. They include Helen Wilson, Dora Verrocchi, Teresa Schillaci, Indrani Mahanama and Sophie Clarke. A number of contract staff, including Adrian Shorland, Matthew van Doon, and Isabella Cardmone are leaving us.

 

We also have a number of staff that are leaving the College on a longer term or permanent basis.

Ting Hu has resigned, whilst our International Student Multicultural Aide, Sally Huang is taking 12 months leave.

 

After 16 years’ service to our College, Jackie Spragg is leaving EDSC to pursue another professional opportunity.  As Jackie leaves us, we thank her for her commitment to teaching, her passion for impacting upon the learning lives of many students and her connection to our College.

 

On behalf of all members of our College community, I would like to thank Jackie for her efforts and her commitment to our College.

 

We thank all of our departing teachers for their service to our school.

Parents and Friends Association – Bunnings Sausage Sizzle; This Saturday

As mentioned in our previous Newsletter, our hard working Parents and Friends Association are conducting a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Nunawading tomorrow (Saturday 30 June).
This is the major fund-raising event for the PFA this year.
A big thank-you to the parents who have volunteered to assist. We have a large team of PFA members and volunteers all ready to actively assist us on the day.

It would be great if members of our extended College community could show their support by dropping into Bunnings at some stage during the day and taste one of our famous EDSC sausages.

Please note - Term 3 commences on Monday
16 July.

John Roberts

Principal

Parent Opinion Survey infomation

 

Census Data Collection

Every year the Department of Education and Training conduct a census which helps determine the level of our schools student-based funding.

 

To ensure that the College is able continue to provide quality programs and an efficient learning environment for our students it relies on being supported by Department funding. Student Family Occupation details are an important component used by the DET to formulate our correct level of funding.  Please find attached important information regarding ensuring your details are up to date and how this impacts on school funding.

 


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

Our Community- Powerful Stories

Throughout this year, the City of Manningham are celebrating women in our community who have powerful stories to tell. East Doncaster Secondary College community member Fareha Hafeez and her daughter Aleeza Hafeez from 7H, were invited to share their stories, reflect on their journey and achievements and describe their hopes for the future. The first two of a series of four videos are now up on the Manningham Council website and can be viewed at the site below.

https://www.manningham.vic.gov.au/powerful-stories.

I hope you can take some time to listen to these diverse stories from members of our local community.

Cameron Campbell

Assistant Principal

[email protected]

At the end of 2017, a working party was set up to evaluate the awards that students receive at the College.  In the interests of equity and also increasing the numbers of students we recognise and reward.  After discussion with the  School Council, we have decided on the following:

  1. Merit Certificates will only be presented at the end of the year. 
  2. We will retain the current practice for Years 7-11 Mainstream.  Merit certificates will be given to the top 20% of the cohort. There will still be two Academic Excellence awards per year level.
  3. For years 7-9 Alpha, Merit certificates will go to the top 10% of the cohort and there will be one academic excellence award per year level.
  4. We will introduce Endeavour (effort) awards for years 7-12.  These awards seek to acknowledge the efforts of a student in trying to improve, demonstrating a growth mindset to schoolwork.

We will also introduce the Principal’s award, one for Middle School and the other for Senior School.  This will be awarded to a student who has made contributions to school or wider community, demonstrates all the values all through the year and has a good attitude to school.

Jasvinder Kaur

Assistant Principal

College Uniform Update

As has been communicated in previous newsletters, a uniform sub-committee of the College’s School Council has been exploring options to update our College uniform.

The feedback from students and parents has been invaluable and has resulted in a number of key uniform items being changed with the approval of School Council.

 

From the beginning of term four, our uniform supplier PSW will be stocking updated versions of:

  • The College jacket
  • College tracksuit pants

There have also been changes to the girls’ uniform in response to parent and student concerns about the lack of options for girls. The College has always had provision for girls to wear pants in winter instead of the skirt, however, many students and parents were unaware of this. Those that were aware expressed concern about the suitability of the cut and fit. This has been addressed with new items including:

  • Tailored navy blue pants for girls
  • Tailored navy blue shorts for girls

These items may be selected by girls in lieu of the winter skirt and summer dress and will be worn with the current blue shirt.

 

We understand the need to have a ‘phase in’ period so that parents who have recently purchased items are not financially impacted. Once the new items are made available (Term 4 for most items, the jacket is currently available), the older items will no longer be sold. As of 2020, it is expected that all students will be in the updated uniform.

 

Students who have been involved in the process and who have seen the newest uniform items are very excited and we believe that our wider school community will be too.

If parents require clarification on these changes, please do not hesitate to contact me at the College  on 9842 2244.

Karen Boyle

Assistant Principal

Student vs. staff Soccer match

In celebration of the World Cup and the end of term, the year 12 soccer team took on the staff squad continuing our focus on Respectful Relationships.

 

The game was played in great spirit with an array of talent on display.  The final score line was Students 4 - 2 Staff (after a VAR scoring review which proved Jones' pass to Haydock was actually on-side).

 

Important Dates

Term 3

Monday 16 July - First day of Term 3

Wednesday 18 July - Big Careers Expo 2018 - Year 11 & 12 students

Monday 23 July - Unit 4 Biology Excursion to Melbourne University

Tuesday 24 July - International Student Winter Excursion Tree Top Surfing

Wednesday 25 July -  Year 11 2019 Parent Information Evening 7:00-8:30pm

Monday 30 July - Year 8 Science Works Excursion - 8F,8G,8H,8I,8J

Wednesday 1 August - Year 11 Psychology Melbourne Museum Excursion

Wednesday 1 August - Year 10 2019 Parent Information Evening 7:00-8:30pm

Friday 10 August - Year 8 Science Works Excursion - 8A,8B,8C,8D,8E

Sunday-Friday 19-24 August - Year 11 Camp week

Monday 3-7 September - Year 8 Camp week

Thursday 13 September - Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews

Monday-Friday 17-21 September - Year 10 Work Experience week

 

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

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 have now been distributed for 2018.

 

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.

Sports News

EMR Cross Country

The East Melbourne Regional Cross Country Championship was run at the Yarra Valley Racecourse, on the coldest morning this year to date (Tuesday 19 June).  The runners in the morning had to contend with not only the track and other competitors, but only being able to see meters in front of themselves due to the heavy fog as well.  By the afternoon it finally lifted, with a spectacularly clear day for our Year 7 & 8 competitors.

 

Our runners tried hard against very strong competition, unfortunately we didn’t have any progress to State this year (top 7 individuals + team).  It was encouraging to see EDSC having competitors in all age groups.  Congratulations to Radin A for placing 12th, EDSC’s highest result, in the hotly contested 13 yo boys race. Radin’s time would have been fast enough for state in the 14 yo group!

 

For details of all the results access the 2018 Results pdf through the SSV website link:

http://www.ssv.vic.edu.au/eastern-metropolitan-secondary/Pages/EMRSecondaryResults.aspx

 

Thanks to Paul Haydock for assisting at the track all day.

 

The team for the Division Track and Field, to be held on 28 August, will be listed on Compass by the start of Term 3.

Kim Schwarz

Sports Carnival Coordinator

Music News

Winter Concerts 2018 Wrap-Up

Congratulations to all music ensembles who performed in our recent Winter Warmers Concert series. The senior concert finished on Tuesday evening with three songs from our revitalised Stage Band (pictured) who got the audiences’ toes tapping.

Particular congratulations to the soloists across the two concerts; Tintin Cao (violin), Andrea Seah (violin), Nicole Zervos (voice) and Lorraine Zhang (piano).

Helfried Fister String Workshop Wrap-Up

EDSC was privileged to host esteemed Austrian string educator and performer Helfried Fister to work with some of our string students on 20 June. Pictured are members of the String Ground and Chamber Strings ensembles observing while Amanda Chung performs a solo. Other students who elected to perform on the day were; Samantha Chin, Nicole Liew, Joe Ren, Hannah Tho, Daniel Wang and Hoe Mun Wong.

 

Upcoming Events

14 August – Concert Band at Vic School Music Festival

15 August – Beginner Band, Junior Strings and String Group at Oxfam School Music Festival

29 August - Symphonic Band at Vic School Music Festival

31 August – String Group at Ballarat South Street Festival

1 September – Chamber Strings at Ballarat South Street Festival

18 September – Senior Spring Concert, EDSC PAC

 

Carl Williams

Instrumental Music Administrator

An essential Presentation for EDSC music students and their parents!​

Developing Musical Skill - Presented by Michael Griffin - Thursday 9 August 2018

 

refer to the attached flyer

 

Middle School News

Acknowledgement of Achievement

Our acknowledgement this fortnight goes to two students, George and Peter.

 

George showed great positivity and Excellence whilst he did a favour for the coordinators last week. George took on the task to support his class mates and did it without any fuss.

 

Peter also showed great Excellence this fortnight. He displayed this during a maths class with a substitute teacher. Peter got straight to work and worked noticeably harder than anyone else in the class. He worked so well to improve his maths knowledge that his substitute teacher felt the need to tell coordinators of his work ethic.

 

Great work guys!

Emily Mathews, Haydn Bethune

& Georgina Walter

Year 7 Coordinators

Year 8 camp - Kinglake Forest Adventure Camp

The year 8 camp is designed to support our students' wellbeing and engagement at the College. Students will meet new friends and forge closer relationships with their peers and teachers. It is expected that all year 8 students attend this camp.

 

Payment, consent and relevant medical and emergency information must be supplied via the Compass online portal called "Course confirmations and Payments". Parents will be familiar with this as they have paid the College charges. This is different to the normal "events" that pop up on Compass.

 

Payment of $350 is required no later than Friday 20 July.

Cameron Campbell

Assistant Principal

Year 7 & 8 Class Captains 2018

It is with great pleasure that we announce the Class Captains for Year 7 & 8 for 2018.

 

The standard of applications has been impressive and is a credit to the Year 7 & 8 students of this College.

 

For a few classes it was too difficult to separate candidates and so in these cases, three captains were named.

 

We encourage all students who applied and were not successful to consider applying again next year.

 

To further develop their leadership skills, unsuccessful applicants will be invited to join the EDSC Interact Club, which involves students being engaged in local and international service projects.

 

The Year 7 Class Captains for 2018 are:

 

7A - Kali Vlachos, Bien Han

7B - Genevieve Doherty, Mia Cutugno

7C - Pin Qi Wong, Oscar McNamara

7D - Michael Yeung, Riya Malik

7E - Jamie Yeng, Jasper Leong

7F - Ayan Mohammad, Emily Ross

7G - Diana Lin, Mashael Khorsand

7H - Aleeza Hafeez, Mark Guirguis

7I - Madison Greco, Jeremy Chu

7J - Samuel Ting, Georgie Smith

7K - Genieve Sak, Riley Fong

7L - Megan O’Brien, Samuel Chan & Mariam Elmeligi

 

The Year 8 Class Captains for 2018 are:

 

8A - Ashwina Sange

8B - Kobe Vittaca & Jaedon Ma

8C - Isabel Tan

8D - Samantha Chin & Nona Sarrahfzadeh

8E - Keith See & Emily Warren

8F - Zefang Cui, Audrey Ditchfield & Hannah Youl

8G - Michael Chang & Misha Wierzbowski

8H - Andrea Seah & Harris Kazakis

8I - Donovan Ho & Muha Ma

8J - Hania Shoaib & Amelia Drew

 

Congratulations to these students!

 

We look forward to your involvement in the East Doncaster Secondary College Student Leadership Team.

Kate Leaumont

Head of Middle School

Upcoming Course Selection for 2019

As we reach the mid-year break, I wanted to take the opportunity to inform parents that the start of Term 3 sees us start planning for 2019. Students in Years 8-11 will be presented with many options and decisions regarding their studies for next year.

 

Decisions around course selections can be complex. With this in mind, we encourage students to pursue passions and talents and keep their options open for future pathways. As a College we pride ourselves on the support and direction we provide students and parents with during this time.

 

We will conduct parent information evenings to provide direction and information.

  • Information Evening for Year 10 students moving into Year 11 will take place on Wednesday 25 July.
  • Information Evening for Year 9 students moving into Year 10 will take place on Wednesday 1 August

All Year 9, 10 and 11 students will also have a meeting with a course counsellor to discuss suitability of choices. Parents are most welcome to attend with their child. Further communications regarding this will be provided to parents and students via Compass.

 

The dates for course counselling are:

Year 12 2019- Monday 6 August

Year 11 2019- Tuesday 7 August

Year 10 2019- Wednesday 8 August

 

Students and parents will have access to subject handbooks which have been posted on Compass newsfeed and on the College website. We do encourage that these are referenced over the break and that students are engaging in discussions with their families about possible options for their future studies.

 

Karen Boyle

Assistant Principal- Teaching and Learning

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]

 

Senior School News

Roland Garros Trip 2018 - Student Report

On 24 May 2018, I departed Melbourne to fly to Paris for the French Open. I arrived on Friday 25 and I started working as a ramasseur on the 27 May for day 1 of the main draw.

 

It was a great experience as I was able to be a ballkid for many famous tennis players such as Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Simona Halep and many more.

The days were very long, starting at 9am every day and finishing at 10pm every night.  I was lucky enough to be a ballkid for the men’s semi-finals and the junior finals.

 

It was an amazing experience and I will never forget it!!

By Emma W - Year 11

TAC Cup - Student Report

I played for Eastern Ranges and was lucky enough to play with and against friends from school in the TAC Cup competition. We started pre-season last October, training twice a week. Trainings became harder than the previous season with higher expectations from all coaches. This season expanded from 5 rounds in the inaugural season to 9 this year. We had a team dinner each week for the coaches to list the team for each game, which I was lucky enough to play all games. Some games consisted of going to places much further such as Bendigo and Geelong. It was a great experience and we had a strong team finishing the season in 4th place. 

By Jenna R - Year 11

Upcoming Course Selection for 2019

As we reach the mid-year break, I wanted to take the opportunity to inform parents that the start of Term 3 sees us start planning for 2019. Students in Years 8-11 will be presented with many options and decisions regarding their studies for next year.

 

Decisions around course selections can be complex. With this in mind, we encourage students to pursue passions and talents and keep their options open for future pathways. As a College we pride ourselves on the support and direction we provide students and parents with during this time.

 

We will conduct parent information evenings to provide direction and information.

  • Information Evening for Year 10 students moving into Year 11 will take place on Wednesday 25 July.
  • Information Evening for Year 9 students moving into Year 10 will take place on Wednesday 1 August

All Year 9, 10 and 11 students will also have a meeting with a course counsellor to discuss suitability of choices. Parents are most welcome to attend with their child. Further communications regarding this will be provided to parents and students via Compass.

 

The dates for course counselling are:

Year 12 2019- Monday 6 August

Year 11 2019- Tuesday 7 August

Year 10 2019- Wednesday 8 August

 

Students and parents will have access to subject handbooks which have been posted on Compass newsfeed and on the College website. We do encourage that these are referenced over the break and that students are engaging in discussions with their families about possible options for their future studies.

 

Karen Boyle

Assistant Principal- Teaching and Learning

Year 12 Morning Tea

On Tuesday, 26 June – the Year 12s hosted a Morning Tea in The John Landy Centre during recess.

 

Students bought a plate of donuts, biscuits, chips, cakes, lollies and pastries to share with the year level and a gold coin donation to join in on the festivities. $200 was raised for Beyond Blue – the Year 12s chosen charity for 2018.

 

There was so much food leftover that we were still eating it come lunchtime.

 

Thanks to all the Year 12s who contributed and participated.

Jarrod Sturnieks

Head of Senior School

 

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

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

 

The PFA is running a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Nunawading tomorrow, Saturday 30 June.  This is a major fundraising event for us this year.  Please come down to Bunnings at some stage during the day and taste one of our famous EDSC sausages.

 

Entertainment Books

The NEW 2018 | 2019 Melbourne Entertainment™ book or digital membership are available for just $70. You’ll receive over $20,000 in valuable offers, and membership is valid until 1 June, 2019.

 

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

 

Support East Doncaster Secondary College PFA and you’ll be rewarded!

For a limited time, when you purchase an Entertainment Membership from us, you’ll receive a BONUS $10 Woolworths WISH eGift Card! What a win! Hurry, stocks are limited!

Enter promo code “GIFTWISH" at checkout and you will receive your eGift card via your email inbox within 2 business days. Redeem your BONUS Woolworths WISH eGift Card at any of the participating stores below.

Click here for a list of participating stores and full Gift Card Terms and Conditions.

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 23 July in The John Landy Centre at 7:30pm.  All welcome.

Harveen Singh

Parents and Friends Association

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.

East Doncaster Secondary College Newsletter
DET SFO Data Collection Form June Newsletter 2018.pdf
EDSC Parent Opinion Survey Newsletter article 2018.pdf
Study Session flyer.pdf
Change of Details Form updated October 2017.pdf
Secondhand Textbook and Uniform Trading Flyer East Doncaster Sec Coll_.pdf
Michael Griffin Flyer 2018.pdf
Results House XCountry 2018.pdf