General Office Re-opens 10am
General Office Re-opens 10am
College Swimming Carnival
Year 7 Family BBQ
Wednesday 1st - Friday 3rd
Year 7 Camp
Parent Teacher Interviews
Year 7 Immunisations
Cyber Safety Susan McLean -
Parent Information Night
Bully Busters - Year 7
Last Day Term 1 - 2pm Finish
Once again, PRSC's VCE students have achieved excellent results.
A special mention also goes to English students and teachers who were able to achieve our highest ever mean study score for English, (exceeding 30 for the first time). A mean study score over 30 for a subject is seen as a sign of excellence by Victorian schools.
Over the last five years, PRSC has embedded a practice of excellence, in which students are obtaining excellent senior results across a broad range of subject areas in a manner that exceeds statistical predictions. Great pride is taken in the fact that these results are obtained in a school that offers a broad range of programs and activities and values much more than just academic performance at VCE.
Our recent review suggested a number of initiatives that seem to have contributed to our improved VCE results in recent years:
- Ability for Y10's to access a large range of VCE classes
- A large focus on pathways in Y9 L4L including visits to career expos and Monash University
- Ongoing Professional Development for teachers focusing on a range of areas including assessment & feedback.
- Excellent course counselling processes
- Celebration of student success and involvement of past students at the College.
Congratulations to all of our VCAL & VCE students who have successfully graduated from PRSC. We wish you well for your future endeavors.
We are excited to welcome a number of new staff to PRSC for 2017.
Mr Rick Price
Mr Price returns to PRSC in 2017 as a Design & Technology teacher. He was last at PRSC in 2009 teaching in the art department. Mr Price brings a wealth of experience to PRSC, including a background as a lecturer at Monash University and Head of Art at Geelong Grammar.
Mr Rubel Khan
Mr Khan will be replacing Mr Brown in Design & Technology. He arrives with experience as a Design & Technology, Robotics & Maths teacher. Mr Khan also has experience working with for the Ministry of Education in Singapore.
I am pleased to announce that a number of staff members have been appointed as 'on-going' employees or had their contracts extended. These include:
Mr Simon Andriessen
Ms Holly Cooper
Mr Jay Cashmore
Ms Kate Daly
Ms Emma Holden
Ms Molly Lean
The College Council has assigned funds from the Building Trust to refurbish classrooms in the 'B' Block (B2 B4 B5 B7) so that they can be used as Year 8 home rooms. Year 8 students have spent some of their time in step up helping to consult on colour schemes and furniture choices. In addition, the toilets at the end of the B Block will also be renovated using other funding. Works are planned to be completed for the beginning of the 2017 school year.
The end of each sees the retirement and departure of a number of staff members and this year is no different.
Mrs Maree Vinocuroff
Mrs Vinocuroff decided to retire at the conclusion of term 2 this year, following almost 40 years at PRSC/Seaford-Carrum High (15 years as principal). During this time Maree witnessed and was responsible for PRSC positioning itself as a highly successful secondary school. Maree has already taken on roles with Chelsea Rotary and the Down's Estate which will see her continue to have close links with our school community. We thank Maree for invaluable contributions to PRSC and wish her well for retirement.
Mr Rob Weeks
Mr Weeks also retired earlier in the year after 20 years of service at PRSC. During his time at the College, Mr Weeks' taught in the maths department along with other roles such as coordination. In addition, he was also one of the founding teachers in the Year 9 Learning 4 Life Program. Prior to teaching at PRSC, Mr Weeks' was involved in the innovative Teaching Unit on the site of the old Bonbeach High. We wish Mr Weeks all the best for his well earned retirement.
A number of other teachers have taken the opportunity of the end of 2016 to move to schools closer to home:
Mr Rohan Bevan
Mr Rashad Seedeen
Mrs Sam Boyington
Ms Sally Wade
Mr Trevor Brown
Whilst each of the teachers will be missed from the PRSC community, we wish them well for their future endeavors and thank them for their contributions during their time here at PRSC.
I hope that everybody in our school community has a safe and enjoyable Christmas break with family and friends. I look forward to working with our school community on a range of exciting projects and initiatives in 2017. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Mr Daniel Dew
Year 7 Dux Pranit Parashar
Year 8 Dux Jenna Howe
Year 9 Dux Aaryan Kulkarni
Year 10 Dux Megan Teml
Year 11 Dux Jasmine Du and Tom Lucas
Year 11 VCAL Dux Jai McGuinness
Year 12 VCAL Dux Montana Lloyd
Year 12 Excellence Awards presented to:
VCAL Excellence Award: Kealey O'Dempsey
Year 8 Striving for Excellence Award:
Tamika Atwell and Gold Jegede
Tom Henderson Scholarship Kaylah Wainwright
Sue Morris Achievment Award Luke O'Dempsey
Sportsman Award Cody Smith
Sportswoman Award Samantha Baillie
Ian Cranage Award Emily Rickards
Dunkley Shield Award Tom Lucas
Seaford/Carrum Downs Rotary Award Chelsea Ford
Patterson River Fire Brigade Award Bradley Dwyer
Caltex Best All Rounder Award Saduf Azemi
Seaford RSL Citizens Award Jaimik Chauhan
Chelsea Rotary Award Amy Hibberd
Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program:
Carrum Electorate Community Leadership Award:
Australian Defence Force "Long Tan" Leadership Award: Emelia Goray and Brent Chalmers
Knowledge Time Encouragement Awards:
Performing Arts Award Tegan Miller
Brass - David Lawrie
Woodwind - Harrison Wain
Strings - Brittany Manton
Percussion - Seth McLaughlan
For our Year 9 Step Up camp, we headed off to Roses Gap Recreational Centre in the Grampians. It was a four hour drive there which included a lunch break before we got there, but let me tell you it was worth the drive! As we unloaded our luggage and all bunched up, we were introduced to the manager of the camp, Drew and all his staff. They told us all the basic rules, tips and guidelines then we were sent off to our cabins to get settled in.
From then on, it was an adventure full of activities such as the giant swing, the pamper pole, raft building, abseiling, canoeing, and the walk up to Beehive Falls. For activities after dinner, we had the night walk, Crowdyaz Trivia and initiative games. We also had a disco on Thursday night which involved options of dancing, playing board games, watching a photo slideshow or chilling on the sidelines having a friendly chat.
The meals we had were very nice and filled the spot left from all the energy we were using during the day. Everyone had a good time and enjoyed their stay at the camp.
Many students tested themselves, stepped out of their comfort zone and overcame fears to try something new. It great to be challenged and see what we really were capable of. Thanks to the year 10 helpers and PRSC staff who came along with us!
Kiara Vann 9C
Step-up 2017 has been an exciting time for our new year 8 students with the commencement of our new elective program. This has afforded our students the opportunity to select a subject where they can pursue their personal interests. Whilst visiting many classrooms last Wednesday, Mr Robinson and myself were very pleased to see so many of our students engaged in dynamic new subjects. For instance, the public speaking class was hotly debating an important topic, ‘Which pet do you prefer, dogs or cats?’, whilst over in food technology, the edible gifts students were creating a hedgehog slice. In rising stars we enjoyed watching a small snippet of a dance performance by one group of students and a drama performance by another group. In robotics with Mr Dew, a competitiveness prevailed with a hotly contested soccer match between a number of lego robots. Environmental art students were showing creative flair with their colourful pavement, chalk drawings and the sport excel class was getting ready for a gruelling fitness activity. We look forward to seeing the great work of our students continuing in 2017. From the Year 8 office, we wish all of our current and past year 8 students a very happy holiday period and we hope to see them return ready for a successful year in 2017.
Year 8 Coordinator
Great fun was had by all as students and teachers; shed a tear watching Red Dog Prequel Movie, Kayaked Kananook creek, created gorgeous gingerbread houses, shopped at Vic Market, danced to new choregraphy, made bath bombs, Lasercut Xmas decorations, stitched beautiful Xmas adornments, walked the 1000 steps and Carrum Beach, and played Laser Tag, bowling, and sport games. A wonderful way to finish the year.
Ready 2 Go Driving School
Come and join the PRSC team. We were the winners of the team event this year and had a number of students on the podium for medals.
Train over the holidays and then register with Mrs Foster and pay to the general office in 2017.