The School Council President, Sharon Rogers, provided a document from the Department of Education entitled ‘Top Ten Practical Tips for School Council’ and the folder, ‘Improving School Governance,’ to ensure that council members are aware of the governance processes and the opportunities to attend training sessions.
There have been a number of meetings with Basketball Victoria and Ringwood Hawks and the College to discuss a basketball facility at the College. Further action is being pursued by the principal and Adam Bryant in order to ascertain a commitment in this area.
The Work Futures Expo on Wednesday 19th of June 5-9 pm is being held in the Junior School and College Hall.
The Principal’s report captures many of the activities that have occurred early this term. NAPLAN is progressing well in an online forum. Mt Gambier performances have been terrific with some outstanding achievements. The Athletics sports were held on a beautiful day and the House System is contributing to the wonderful carnival atmosphere. We are looking to go to tender for the next building project and the worksite in preparation will have to be managed carefully. We have been shortlisted as finalists for the Resource Smart Schools. The World Tour was successful with students putting on 21 performances. On this tour, the College travelled to Bandung Indonesia to visit our sister school. Michael Phillips showed council a video from the student experience in France which highlights the amazing opportunities the students had.
Mitch Hart reported the Athletics carnival went very well and said that there were many activities apart from athletics that were run to engage students. Year 11 and 12 students were spoken to by Sonia Karras, a speaker who inspires students. There are a couple of student led fundraising days coming up to support charities.
From the Policy and Education Committee, the Attendance Policy and the Yard Duty Policy were updated along with the VRQA requirements. The Policy and Education Committee is looking for new members to join the committee.
From the Facilities Committee a lot of work has been done around the school to update various facilities. The newly developed maintenance plan provides the College with a direction to steer funds over the next five years.
Ringwood Training facility numbers are at capacity in the three areas the training centre delivers in. This is an endorsement of the high quality programs we offer. Discussions with the Department of Education and training are happening about future funding possibilities.
Congratulations to all involved in the organisation and participation of the Athletics carnival on Monday May 13th. The day was filled with sportsmanship, competitiveness and fun. It was a great way to start the week.
The link to the activities from the Department of Education and Training is here
The Education week theme in 2019 is ‘Celebrating Careers.’ Our students and staff will have the opportunity to take part in the activities listed below as part of the week. This is on top of the wonderful support our Careers advisors provide to our students on a daily basis, assisting our college programs.
Tuesday lunch Helen Doherty will be running a Careers Interest Test session – Open to all students Years 7 – 12 – Library
Wednesday lunch Stacey Miriklis will be running an Alternatives to VCE Information Session – Open to all Year 10 students, Compass event created with pre-identified students invited – RT Presentation Space
Thursday lunch a session for Auto/Engineering in the RT is being run – Open to all Year 9 students, possibly Year 10 students – RT
A display for Careers Education has been created in the Library foyer
Bullseye Charts will be given to Heads of Learning to promote careers across the faculties
Careers Education images to be displayed throughout the College via display screens
Careers Education information will be published in the newsletter & on Compass newsfeed with helpful links for students and parents
The 1:1 Careers counselling sessions that are currently occurring and happen throughout the year include: the Careers Discovery Day for Year 9 students, the Careers Education lessons being delivered throughout Bounce, the Future Self 7-week unit for Year 9 students, the Morrisby Testing occurring in Term 3 for all Year 9 students, the Civics and Citizenship lessons on Careers for Year 8 students, the Work Experience program, the external presenters for Year 12 students, the VTAC information sessions and more!
In addition, the Heritage and Alumni Committee is gearing up for a magnificent display of career pathways with the Futures Work Expo which will take place on Wednesday 19th June at the College from 5pm onwards.
Staff Professional Learning
A magnificent resource on our doorstep is the Eastern Regional Library and the Digital Technology team from REALM will provide a professional learning session to our staff next week from 3.30pm- 4.30pm.
Parent Teacher Citizens Association
With the retirement of a number of members, the PCTA is looking for interested and enthusiastic parents who would like to be part of the committee. The PCTA organises the Debutante Ball, the Staff Thank you morning tea during Education week and is supporting the REALM initiative. The next meeting is on June 4th. If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact the College.