Dear Parents and Friends,
We welcome you warmly to Term two and look forward to a term of learning where our students will contribute to and value positive pathways. As we work together we will be accountable and challenge each other to take responsibility for our own actions in a manner that consistently respects others.
Throughout the term there will be many opportunities for families and the community to be involved in consultation and feedback around Greater Shepparton College (interim name). We encourage you all to take part in these sessions and work with us to plan for a rich learning culture for all of our students in Greater Shepparton. Dates and times of consultation sessions will be published on the College facebook page throughout the term.
Our first week of Term two was a short week with two Public Holidays. On Wednesday 24th April our VCAL students organised a magnificent whole-school Assembly in recognition of Anzac Day. The Assembly welcomed a guest speaker from the Shepparton RSL, and had some beautiful performances from our school choir amongst a number of other special attributes on the day. Our School Captains represented McGuire College on Thursday 25th April at the Anzac Day service, laying a wreath with other School Captains from across the Alliance. It was terrific to see a large number of McGuire College students and families at the Anzac Day service.
Students in Year 7 and Year 9 will be taking part in NAPLAN Online between the 14/5 – 24/5. In 2018 McGuire College were a pilot school for NAPLAN Online and we received encouraging feedback from students after the trial around their positive engagement with the new NAPLAN testing process. We encourage all students to aim to achieve their personal best and try their hardest as they embark upon the 4 NAPLAN tests of reading, writing, language conventions and numeracy.
Cycle 1 SPA reports can now be accessed on XUNO. I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate and recognise the following students in Years 7-12 who achieved 4.5 or higher for their SPA report:
Year 7: Samantha Comline, Zanthe Newham, Jacklyn Crowhurst, Amirah Ahmet, Raihana Mohammadi, Matilda Henderson, Ella Sutherland, Trinity Drain and Madeline Judd
Year 8: Ali Alsaber, Vanessa Ansante, Anais De Waal, Hannah D'Andrea and Gretel Coward
Year 9: Hamidullah Haidari, Angelina Mason, Kaitlyn Crowhurst, Kade Hardy, Brianna Nimla-Or, Georgia Comline and Olivia Judd
Year 10: Ben Okely, Yusra Syamsuri and Asmaa Sukirman
Year 12: Zahra Alkarawi and Matthew McMellon
We encourage all students to put their best foot forward as we now work towards the Cycle 2 SPA reports. We urge all students to keep challenging themselves and aim for a higher SPA average in each report cycle.
Students and parents are reminded of our REAL values of Respect, Environment, Accountability and Learning. Our staff are actively looking to recognise and reinforce students displaying our College values and the associated behaviours. Students are reminded to wear our McGuire College school uniform with pride. As we head into the colder months, a reminder to students that beanie’s, hoodies and coloured jumpers are not part of the College uniform.
Important Dates – Term 2
- Cross-Country: 16th May
- NAPLAN: 14th May – 24th May
- Senior Winter Sports: 23rd May
- Junior Winter Sports: 28th May
- Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday: 10th June
- GAT Test: 12th June
- Debutante Ball: 14th June
- Year 12 Camp: 26th June – 28th June
Grade 6 Information Evenings
May 14th, 15th & 16th - 7.00pm
Grade 6 Families Open Day
Monday 13th May between 10.00am - 6.00pm
Please see your primary school for further information
The Year 7 open days and information evenings have been designed to provide information about the Year 7 program for next year to current Year 6 students, parents and carers. They are being held at McGuire College which will be the campus for Year 7 students at Greater Shepparton College (interim name).