College News

27 June 2019
Issue Nineteen
Director of Literacy Update
Important Dates
Berthe Mouchette Competition
News from Queensland
Mordialloc College Magazine
Carrum Train Station Closure
Sticker Collection
Community News
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Director of Literacy Update


Dear Families, Students and Community Members,


Senior School Information Evening

A big thank you to all members of the school community who attended our Senior School Open Evening last Thursday 20 June. It was fantastic to see so many families present and using the opportunity to discuss with Ms White (our Careers and Pathway Officer), teachers and school leaders the pathways and classroom experiences most relevant to them.

As students start to make their selections in Term 3, whether moving into VCE, VCAL, Year 10 subject selections or VET courses, it is important that they have time to process their strengths and interests and explore fully how these align with the courses and opportunities they are intending to pursue. In line with this, Year 10 students have also been doing mini-lessons in the style of different subject areas during Industry and Enterprise, across the last few weeks. Thank you to Ms Webber for organising these.

A big thank you also to all Senior School and VCE staff who attended the evening to help students make fully informed decisions - it is always pleasing to see so many staff so committed to helping students make successful futures for themselves in a wide range of disciplines.  

For students, parents or guardians who didn’t attend, copies of the Senior School Subject Choice Selection Guides are available from the front office. If you don’t have one yet, make sure you pick one up as soon as possible to start planning your choices for next year.

It is also worth taking note, for all parents and guardians, the following dates for course counselling. It is another great opportunity to ensure our students make the best possible choices in their subject selections.


  • Tuesday 23rd July: Year 11 into Year 12 Course Counselling

  • Friday 26 July: Year 10 into Year 11 Course Counselling

  • Tuesday 30th July: Year 9 and Year 10 SEAL Course Counselling
  • Thursday 1st August: Year 9 into Year 10 Course Counselling


Last year there was some very positive feedback about our course counselling processes and the support students are receiving. We hope to see you there so that we can continue to work together to do the best that we can for your children.  


Release of Reports

As first semester draws to a close it is also an apt time for students and families to reflect on achievement and emerging areas for improvement across their current subjects.

Whilst families have access to all Learning Tasks assessment and feedback in Compass on an ongoing basis, reports will also be released this week on Friday. Parents, guardians and students will be able to see both how they have performed academically and how their learning behaviours (such as attitude to learning and organisation for learning) are influencing their progress.


Growth Mindset and Goal Setting

At this point in the year it is also relevant to consider how students respond to their reports, examination feedback and the challenges ahead of them in the second semester.

In Mentor time students will be encouraged to reflect upon their progress and set new goals for the second semester as they do in feedback across the different subject areas.



The holiday is also a great opportunity to help build positive reading habits. A range of new books are available in The Hub, and students should look to borrow, purchase or visit a local library to acquire some fantastic reading in their areas of interest. Research shows that a student who reads three times a week recreationally will be exposed to approximately 80,000 to 90,000 new words between Grade 5 and Year 10. Meanwhile, a student who doesn’t read will only be exposed to around 7,000 and be at a significant disadvantage in terms of their literacy standards and schooling outcomes across all subject areas.

Finally, we wish you and your family a restful holiday and look forward to your safe return after the break.



All the best,

Mr McConchie

Director of Literacy and Head of English


Important Dates



Friday 28

  • Year 12 Legal Studies Supreme Court Excursion
  • Year 10 Queensland Camp returns
  • Senior Formal 6:30 pm Dingley International
  • End of Term 2 Early Dismissal 1:30pm


Monday 15

  • First day of Term 3
  • VCAL Brillant Minds Incursion in the HUB

Tuesday 16

  • Year 10 Advance Ski Trip (return Friday 19)
  • Year 12 Biology Melbourne University School of BioSciences Excursion
  • Year 12 Psychology Sleep and Consciousness Incursion

Wednesday 17

  • Year 7 B,C, D & H Melbourne Aquarium Excursion


Thursday 18 

  • Year 12 Elevate VCAL session 12:00 pm -1:00 pm

Friday 19

  • Year 10 Advance Ski Trip returns

Monday 22

  • French Language Model United Nations 2019

Tuesday 23

  • Year 11 into Yr 12 Course Counselling in the Hub
  • Year 8 Expo Marketing Madness in the EZ 2:00 pm
  • Year 8 into Year 9 Information Session 3:30 pm in the LC
  • Program Development Committee Meeting 3:30 pm
  • Parent Information Evening - Safer Socialising

Wednesday 24

  • Japan Study Tour 2020 Information Evening at 6:00 pm in the Learning Centre
  • Monash University VCE PE Enrichment Program

Friday 26

  • Year 10 into Year 11 Course Counselling

Berthe Mouchette Competition

Berthe Mouchette Poetry Competition

We received the French poetry results for Year 7-10 levels on Wednesday 19 June. Congratulations to all our high achieving participants, particularly to our 17 finalists who will be competing in the second round in August against other schools around Victoria.

High Distinction:

Year 7A :

  • Courtney Brown (Finaliste)
  • Caitlin Ford (Finaliste)
  • Isabelle Furtado (Finaliste)
  • Darby Blinco
  • Logan Winter

Year 7B:

  • Charlotte Kerr (Finaliste)
  • Lucas Mackay (Finaliste)
  • Kaitlyn Farr

Year 7G:

  • Antoine Bernard (Finaliste)
  • Bharadwaj Yerragudi (Finaliste)
  • Darius Papazoglou



Year 7A :

  • William Fraser
  • Nikolai Gorbachev
  • Max Keogh
  • Charlotte Kypriotis
  • Talia Lawson
  • Grace Raimondi

Year 7B:

  • Ljiljana Denney
  • Ella Johns
  • Holly Johnson
  • Ruby Treloar

Year 7G:

  • Kyeden Rai
  • Cooper Russell



Year 7A :

  • Tony Bajada-O’Brien
  • Claudia Siddall

Year 7B:

  • Callum Grieve
  • Chloe Mearns
  • Katie Tregellis

Year 7G:

  • Stevie Ellix

High Distinction:

Year 8C :

  • Ulyana Biaroza (Finaliste)
  • Charlotte Borkowski
  • Molly Donegan
  • Dylan O’Neil

Year 8H:

  • Lana Selthofer (Finaliste)
  • Jordan Shenouda (Finaliste)


Year 8B :

  • Kiani Wilkin



Year 8B:

  • Kirra Childs

Year 8C:

  • Kai Day
  • Nicole Kvashko
  • Isabella Sullivan


Year 8D:

  • Cassandra Lawson
  • Tia Roberts

High Distinction:

Year 9  French 1:

  • Dechlan Burkitt (Finaliste)
  • Sophia Lionakis-Johnson (Finaliste)
  • Thorunn Millwood (Finaliste)
  • Tommi Corrigan
  • Andrea Jooste
  • Lily Mackay
  • Beth Rowland
  • Ethan Storti

Year 9  French 2:

  • Timothy Whitford (Finaliste)
  • Rhianne Blavo


Year 9 French 1:

  • Isabel Agar-Wilson
  • Eliza Carmona
  • Poppy Collison
  • Kristy Ristevski
  • Emily Robinson
  • Emma Schultz

Year 9 French 2:

  • Jade Goodman



Year 9 French 1:

  • Ronan Askew
  • Finn Donegan
  • Timothy Hughes
  • Liam James
  • Flynn Mckenzie

Year 9 French 2:

  • Ifthikar Ali
  • Tomislav Krivacevic
  • Tamsyn Russell

High Distinction:

Year 10 :

  • Fasika Abera (Finaliste)
  • Hannah Grieve (Finaliste)
  • Andres Moreno Molina (Finaliste)
  • Meike Berg
  • Celina Lum
  • Olivia Marlow
  • George Newton
  • Elisa Sarsini


Year 10 :

  • Rose Patel
  • Natalie Politova


Year 10 :

  • Aidan Boyd
  • Oscar Broad
  • Tomas Graves
  • Charlotte Thompson


Félicitations, bon courage et bon effort à tous!


Madame Peerbux

(French teacher/French Program Leader)

News from Queensland

As the photo above shows everyone is having a wonderful time in Queensland and the weather has been kind. So far the students have enjoyed a range of activities with the theme parks being a big hit.

It's not only the students having a wonderful time, the staff are enjoying it too.


Mordialloc College Magazine


Carrum Train Station Closure


Sticker Collection


is registered and collecting the

Woolworths Earn and Learn stickers.

Please send any you receive into the school, either to reception or the Hub.

Thank you for your participation in this initiative.


The Earn and Learn Sticker collection finishes at Woolworths as of 25 June 2019. Please bring in any stickers you may have collected to either the Hub or reception.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the College it is appreciated.

Community News

Dobsons School Uniform Shop Trading Hours for Term 2 2019

Monday 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Wednesday 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Located on the corner of the main building, near the staff car park.


Private appointments are available after shop hours. Please call 8587 0570 for an appointment.

Visit the new, improved website for information and pricing 'Click and Collect' is available.

Kingston Libraries School Holiday Program

Kingston Libraries’ July school holiday program has just been released and bookings will open this Friday 14 June. The program offers a range of free activities including craft, robotics, movie screenings, theatrical performances and gaming, for ages 3 to 18. Bookings are essential for all events so please promote to your school community and encourage them to book early to avoid missing out.


The program can be found online here -

Keep an eye out for some big announcements from Kingston Libraries in July too!


Kind regards,

Shelley Gasperino


p 1300 135 668 


Ventured Newsletter Issue 18


Kingston Youth Program Term 3 Events

Aspendale Youth Cove (AYC)
Our Aspendale Youth Cove program is currently seeking participants to take part in a series of cooking workshops designed to up-skill young people aged 11 to 17 years old in general cooking and kitchen skills.
Running Mondays and Thursdays from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. If you are interested in taking part click here or contact 1300 369 436.


The Content Creators
If you have an interest in social media marketing, graphic design, videography, photography or content writing our Content Creators team are looking for more members. Kingston Youth Service’s Content Creators work under the Social Media Coordinator and are responsible for creating and curating content our social media platforms.
If you are interested in joining the team, click here


Universal Magazine 
Edition 37: Travel - OUT NOW!
Contact Youth Services on 1300 369 436 if you would like a copy of the latest edition of Universal's free quarterly magazine, designed and created by local Kingston young people. 
If you have an interest in editing, writing, drawing, graphic design or photography the Universal Magazine Committee is currently open to new members. For more information or to join click here


Parent Information Nights
Building Resilience in Children and Teens
On Wednesday 17 July Kingston Youth Services will be hosting a Parent Information Night with guest speaker Sharon Witt, who will be delivering her popular presentation “Building Resilience in Children & Teens".  
Date: Wednesday 17 July 2019
Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Location: Bayside Church, 99-101 Argus Street, Cheltenham


Please register your attendance here.
Each school term, the Kingston Youth Services team organises a facilitator-led information night based on the needs of parents of young people. If you have a topic or theme you would like information on, please send through your suggestion to


Adulting 101
Kingston Youth Services are providing a variety of practical workshops for young people aged 17+ to equip them with the skills and knowledge to transition to adulthood. 
Topics covered range from The Working World, Healthy Relationships, Budgeting and more.
Young people will have the opportunity to learn tips and strategies for navigating life after high school and ask any questions. For more information or to register your interest, visit or contact the Youth Services team on 1300 369 436.


Accredited Short Courses
Kingston Youth Services aims to provide opportunities for young people to become better prepared for the working world. We offer funded accredited short courses every term.
For more information on what is on offer as well as eligibility requirements, visit us here or contact 1300 369 436.


FReeZA Fuse Productions
The Freeza Committee are a dedicated and passionate team of young people who plan, organise and run youth music-related events for the City of Kingston. Being part of the committee gives members hands on experience in event coordination, stage management, liaising with bands and promotion and marketing as well as networking opportunities to others in the music industry.
If you want to be involved in our events team, visit our website or contact 1300 369 436.


Emergent Theatre Co.
Workshops available for any budding theatre or creative artist with opportunities to network and collaborate.To find out more click here or contact us on 1300 369 436.


Queer in Kingston
QIK is a free, confidential, social support group for people aged 14 - 24 years who may identify as same sex attracted, gender diverse or questioning their sexuality and gender. For more information, visit or 1300 369 436.


Social Impact Program (SIP)
The Social Impact Program (SIP) aims to create a collaborative environment where young people can be inspired to share ideas and work together to solve real issues as well as provide networking opportunities to meet with others who are working in the social enterprise and start up spaces.
If you are interested in collaborating, networking, pitching or learning more about social impact initiatives – visit or contact 1300 369 436.


Environmental Action Group (EAG)
The Environmental Action Group is seeking passionate young people wanting to improve sustainable practices within their communities. If you are interested in joining the group, ask us how here or contact 1300 369 436.


2019 Volunteer Opportunities – Applications Now Open!
If you are over the age of 21 and would like to expand your experience and skill set through volunteering, Kingston Family and Youth Services are looking for more volunteers!

Our volunteers are an invaluable part of the our team and are involved in helping us run and facilitate programs and events for young people and their families. With a wide variety of programs, groups and events to take part in, our volunteers gain a wide range of experiences and have the opportunity to strengthen key skills around teamwork, communication and program facilitation.

All volunteers must undertake training, have a valid Working with Children’s Check, willing to undergo a Police Check and adhere to the Child Safe Standard Practices. All interested applicants must have a connection to Kingston.

To apply or for more information, click here or contact Tanya Marques on 1300 369 436.


If you have any questions or would like any information on any of the above please don't hesitate to contact us on the links above.


With thanks

The Kingston Youth Network Team


College News
Ventured Issue 18 - June 2019.pdf
Flyer For School Magazine.pdf