McKinnonNEWS

30 November 2018
Issue Eighteen
DATES TO REMEMBER
PRINCIPAL'S REPORT
ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS' REPORT
SUCCESS STORIES
ARTS MATTERS
ICT
LANGUAGES
SPORT NEWS
MUSIC NEWS
LIBRARY
HEALTH
SCHOOL INFORMATION
COMMUNITY NEWS/ADVERTISEMENTS
McKinnon Secondary College
03 8520 9000
McKinnon Road
McKinnon, Victoria, 3204
AU

DATES TO REMEMBER

NOVEMBER

Thursday 29 November

Peer Support

Year 9 Exams

McKinnon students travel to France

 

Friday 30 November

Year 9 Exams

DECEMBER

Monday 3 December

VCE Orientation Week

Year 9 Exam Clash Day

Year 7 Family Planning Sessions

 

Tuesday 4 December

VCE Orientation Week

 

Wednesday 5 December

VCE Orientation Week

 

Thursday 6 December

VCE Orientation Week

7:00pm December Ensemble Concert (Hall)

 

Friday 7 December

VCE Orientation Week

Senior School 2019 Campion Book Collection

 

Monday 10 December

7:00pm Year 7 (2019) Parent Information Night

 

Tuesday 11 December

Last day Year 9 classes

No classes for current Year 7 students

Orientation Day Grade 6 (Year 7, 2019)

 

 

 

Wednesday 12 December

Duke of Ed Camp

 

Thursday 13 December

Duke of Ed Camp

Year 7 & 8 Activities

 

Friday 14 December

Duke of Ed Camp

Year 7 & 8 Activities

 

Monday 17 December

Presentation Night Rehearsals

10:30pm – 12:30pm Nominated Years 7-11 Students

1:30pm – 2:30pm Nominated Years 12 students

 

Tuesday 18 December

7:00pm Presentation Night

 

Wednesday 19 December

Staff PD (no classes)

 

Thursday 20 December

Staff PD (no classes)

 

Friday 21 December

End of Term 4

JANUARY

Tuesday 29 January

Start of Term 1

 

Wednesday 30 January

Senior Students (Years 10-12) resume

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 31 January

Junior Students (Years 7-9) resume

Senior Students (Year 10-12) start at recess

 

FEBRUARY

Monday 4 February

Year 12 Camp

 

Tuesday 5 February

Year 12 Camp

 

Wednesday 6 February

Year 12 Camp

 

Friday 8 February

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 

Tuesday 12 February

7:00pm Year 12 Parent Information Evening

 

Wednesday 13 February

2:00pm Year 7 Meet the Principal

 

Thursday 14 February

School Photos

 

Friday 15 February

8:30am Photo Catch-ups (P1&2)

 

Monday 18 February

7:00pm Year 9 Parent Information Night

 

Thursday 21 February

7:00pm Year 10 Parent Information Night

PRINCIPAL'S REPORT

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

 

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Clare Wever (Year 10) who has been selected for The Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program offered by Melbourne University’s Class of 2020.  Clare has been selected from over 1700 applicants across the State and has not only been chosen for her strong academic success but also her qualities in leadership, engagement and involvement within the school and broader community.

 

Clare is an exceptional student and we wish her all the best as she embarks on this exciting academic enrichment program.

VISIT BY SAUDI ARABIAN TEACHERS

On Tuesday 16 October McKinnon Secondary College hosted a delegation of four teachers from Saudi Arabia. The teachers participated in a Professional Learning Program with Monash University’s Faculty of Education and Bastow, the Professional Learning section of the Department.

 

A key aim of the program is to enable participants to gain first-hand experience of relevant Australian schools and educational approaches and to reflect on and make connections to issues in the Saudi Arabian educational context.

 

The delegation benefitted immensely from their time at McKinnon.

GREAT VICTORIAN BIKE RIDE

On Saturday 24 November we farewelled our Years 8, 9 and 10 students as they left for their two-week adventure on the Great Victorian Bike Ride. Many enduring friendships have been forged on the Great Vic Bike Ride over the years. We wish everyone a safe ride.

I would like to thank and acknowledge James McLaughlan and his team – Melissa Brush, Phillip DeSalvo, Daniel Farthing, Chelsea Han, Carole Hooper, David Machin, Lauren Mellios, James Van Pelt, Tiffany Zikou and Liam Adlington - for all they have done to avail students to this wonderful opportunity.

FRENCH EXCHANGE

The French Exchange heads off this week. I wish Ms Kellie Dickson and Ms Ludmila Antal and all the students the very best for a very successful trip. I look forward to hearing about the adventure on their return.

 

70 YEARS OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

2018 is an important year for the United Nations as, on 10 December, it is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is still considered the most significant document in the history of human rights, particularly as it set standards for achieving fundamental human rights for all peoples and all nations that are still in place today. The Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948.

   

Click the link for an illustrated edition of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS' REPORT

 

EXAMS

Congratulations to all students in Years 8 - 11 who have completed exams over recent weeks. These important assessment tasks provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate their learning this semester and helps them prepare for the challenges they will face in Year 12.  We encourage all students to look beyond the grades and marks awarded, carefully consider their strengths and areas for improvement, and act upon the feedback provided by teachers.

VCE ORIENTATION WEEK

All students undertaking VCE studies in 2018 will begin their work next week by attending Orientation Week classes in their chosen subjects (commencing Monday 3 December).  It is critical that students attend all orientation classes with a commitment to work hard. Participating in Orientation Week and completing all holiday homework is essential to ensure all students successfully begin their studies in 2019.

JUNIOR SCHOOL BOOKLISTS

Booklist orders for students in the Junior School next year can now be completed online.  The link to Campion Education is on the College website or can be accessed here. If you wish to have your order delivered to the school (to be collected on Thursday 24 January), the online process needs to be done by Monday 17 December. Otherwise, families can choose to have their orders home delivered at their own convenience. If you would like a hard copy of the Junior School booklist, one can be collected from the General Office.

END OF YEAR ARRANGEMENTS

We look forward to Year 7 and 8 students taking part in the end of year activities on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 December. Details are available through the Compass event - we ask parents to please ensure payment and consent as soon as possible. In the final week of the year, the college will be conducting Presentation Night rehearsals on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 December. The last three days of the year (Wednesday - Friday) are staff Professional Development days and no normal classes will run.

SUCCESS STORIES

SOCCER FOR AUSTRALIA!

Teresa Morrissey (Year 12) was selected recently to play soccer for Australia in the Young Matildas side which went to Lebanon in October for the Asia Cup qualifiers. One of 3 keepers, she was given the No. 1 goalkeeping guernsey for the tour. Teresa performed well representing her country and hopes to be included in the team for the Asia Cup next year.

Teresa has fought back from a broken leg in recent years to reach the top of her sport.

 

Good luck Teresa and we hope your dedication pays off and that you are rewarded with a place in the team.

 

Merryn Walker

Publicity

ARTS MATTERS

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 2018

Congratulations to the following extremely talented students whose artworks have been voted for at our recent Arts Show. The winner for the Junior School and the winner for the Senior School will be presented their award at the second General Assembly next year.


Ms Kuriata

Arts Manager

NGV TOP ARTS EXHIBITION

Congratulations to Belle Rundle (Year 11), whose artwork titled Nefelibata has been shortlisted for selection into next year’s VCE excellence program NGV Top Arts exhibition!

This is very prestigious award and all artists dream of one day having their work exhibited at the NGV. I wish Belle well as her work proceeds into the next phase leading up to final selection. Belle’s work, the three Ravens, has featured recently in the Glen Eira exhibition and more recently was the star in The Art Show.

Did you all notice the shadow of the raven projected onto the ceiling in T3. I sincerely hope Belle’s work is selected - it is very ‘Gallery’ worthy and deserves to be appreciated  by a wider audience!

 

Good Luck Belle!

 

Robyn Pryor 

STA Teacher 

PAINT A BOX PROJECT - SONYA MIKHAYLOVA

Congratulations to Sonya Mikhaylova (Year 9) who has been painting a signal box near Glen Huntly train station. Sonya entered her design online to Urban Smart Projects and spent many days painting her box. Her design had to be an original idea and complement the local area and be in full colour.  

Painting your own artwork on the street is challenging, fun and an opportunity to give back to your neighbourhood. If you are interested in designing and painting a box, check out the Urban Smart Projects website.

 

Ms Kuriata

Arts KLA Manager

 

ICT

THUNKABLE

This semester, the Year 9 Coding students have been developing mobile apps using software from Thunkable. Students create the interface on their Chromebooks before writing the code to make the apps work. Apps can be developed for either iPhone or Android with the same software.

 

PHONE DONATIONS

If any parents are updating their Apple or Android phones this Christmas, the ICT Department would love to take your old phones. SIM cards and data should be removed from the old phones. If you need help in factory resetting your old phone before donating it, our staff can take care of it for you.

 

Calum Munro

ICT Teacher

 

LANGUAGES

YEAR 7 LANGUAGE AMBASSADORS VISIT PRIMARY SCHOOLS

For many years, enthusiastic Year 7 language learners of French and German have been visiting Primary Schools in the area as part of the McKinnon Transition Program.

 

On Monday 26 November, 38 McKinnon Year 7 students spent the morning at McKinnon Primary School with Grade 6 students. They had prepared a short lesson with activities in groups to teach the Primary students some basic French and German. Students introduced themselves in German and French and taught the students some basic skills in both Languages. They included games and songs and rewarded McKinnon Primary students with stickers and little gifts for their effort.  

There was also some time to talk about the experience of learning a language and secondary school in general and Grade 6 students were not shy to ask many questions before their Orientation Day at McKinnon Secondary College. It was a very positive experience for all students involved. Year 7s were challenged in a teaching role but were excellent role models presenting our school.

 

Another group of Year 7 students from 7G, 7L and 7M made their way to Ormond  Primary School on Tuesday 27 November and introduced languages to primary students in groups of about six students. The Language teachers helped prepare them and it was enjoyable to watch our students take on a teacher role. There were some very talented future educators among them, giving excellent instruction, praising students for their effort and rewarding them.

A final question-answer session in small groups was proof of how well all Year 7 McKinnon students have settled and embraced the culture of our school.

 

One more visit to Valkstone Primary School took place on Wednesday 28 November led by Ms Jimenez Victoria and Herrn Kamener.

 

All students enjoyed this opportunity of sharing their first year of language learning at McKinnon with Primary students. They will receive recognition of their co-curricular effort in their reports.

I would like to thank Ms de Kretser for the ongoing collaboration with the Languages faculty and her organisation of these Primary School visits. A big thank you to all Language teachers who prepared students for the classroom activities at lunchtimes and Mr Braniska for driving and accompanying the group to Ormond. I would like to congratulate all participating Year 7 students on their excellent contribution they made to this program and for truly representing McKinnon values during these visits.

 

Andrea Fowler

Head of Languages

HONORABLE MENTION FOR A WERBESPOT

Year 9 German classes participated in this semester in the competition WERBESPOT 2018 organised by the AGTV. They had to create an advertisement in German promoting membership of a sporting club in a DACHL country. One group achieved an Honorable Mention for their production ‘Rostock Red Devils’.

Congratulations to Vatsal Ved, Vrushank Manchana, Nicholas Lanaras and Ben Hu who received a certificate and a trophy!

 

Andrea Fowler

Head of Languages

 

2019 FRENCH EXCHANGE PROGRAM AND NEW CALEDONIA TOUR

In the past two weeks, we have held information sessions for both the international French language opportunities in 2019: Year 10 French Exchange Program and Year 9 New Caledonia Language and Cultural tour. Many students and families are interested in taking part and making the most of these opportunities.

 

Applications for 2019 Year 10 French Exchange close on Monday 26 November.

 

Applications for 2019 Year 9 New Caledonia Language and Cultural tour close on Friday 14 December.

 

For more information, please contact Ms Kellie Dickson on [email protected]

 

Ms Kellie Dickson

French Exchange Co-ordinator

2018 FRENCH EXCHANGE - GETTING READY TO DEPART

Our sixteen students are eagerly anticipating our departure on Thursday 29 November. After applying for the program last December, hosting their partner in June/July and lots of contact over the internet, it is now time to fly to France. The students are looking forward to reuniting with their exchange partners, staying with their exchange partners, attending a French school and exploring the French Riviera region.

The French school have arranged special lessons for our students to improve their French language skills and their understanding of culture and history. They will also be attending a local primary school to help them with their English and teach them some AFL skills. 

 

Thank you to all the parents that have made this experience possible for our students. Mme Antal, Mrs Binnion and I are very excited to be travelling with these outstanding young adults.

 

Ms Kellie Dickson

French Exchange Co-ordinator

SPORT NEWS

YEAR 7 GIRLS SUPER 8s CRICKET – STATE FINALS

Congratulations to our Year 7 Girls Super 8s cricket team who participated in the SSV State Finals on Tuesday 27 November. On the day the girls participated in three matches against Bairnsdale SC, Springside West SC, and traditional rivals Balwyn HS.

In the City v Country Derby in Round 1, the girls from Bairnsdale were too strong with the bat as they coasted to an easy victory. However, the girls bounced back smashing Springside West SC and Balwyn around the park to finish the day with two wins and 3rd place in the State.

 

Well done to all the girls in the team, and special credit to our team leaders Casandra Joseph and Aspen Lehmann

 

Chris Hudd

Coach

TABLE TENNIS

SENIOR MIXED TABLE TENNIS

 

Congratulations to the Senior Mixed Table Tennis Team who became Kingston Champions on Monday 7 May 2018.

 

The next round, the Southern Metropolitan Region Finals, was held on Monday 6 August at the Dandenong Table Tennis Centre.

 

The following Senior Students Lucas Catherall, Ashley Hunter, Tae-Seong Kim, Andrew Wang, Wei Qi Xie and Ashleigh Hoffman defeated Nossal High School four matches to two in the Preliminary Final to reach the Regional Finals.

 

In the Regional Finals, they defeated Frankston Secondary College four matches to two and Mornington Secondary College six matches to nil to reach the Final.

 

In the Final they played against a strong Melbourne High Senior Team where they unfortunately lost five matches to one.

 

Congratulations to these students being Runners-Up in the Southern Metropolitan Zone.

 

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY

Two of these boys, Tae-Seong Kim and Wei Qi Xie have been playing Table Tennis every year since they were in Year 7.

 

Every year the two boys have competed in the Southern Metropolitan Region Finals.

 

YEAR 8 BOYS TABLE TENNIS

 

Congratulations to the following Year 8 Boys Haruku Nishikawa, Kevin Feng, Zong Yu Li, and Aaron Zachariah who became Kingston Champions at the tournament that was held on Friday 14 September at the Dandenong Table Tennis Centre.

 

They defeated Bentleigh Secondary College, Mordialloc Secondary College, Sandringham Secondary College and Brighton Secondary College winning six matches to nil in all their games.

 

In the Southern Metropolitan Region Finals held on Tuesday 30 October the following boys, Zong Yu Li, Kevin Feng, Aaron Zachariah, Marco Guo and Andrew Seamer defeated Kambrya College five matches to one in the Preliminary Final to reach the Regional Finals.

 

In the Regional Finals, they defeated Frankston Secondary College six matches to nil and Mornington Secondary College four matches to two to reach the Final against Glen Eira Secondary College where the boys also won four matches to nil.

 

Congratulations to these boys for being Southern Metropolitan Zone Champions.

 

 

They will be representing McKinnon in the Table Tennis State Final on Friday 30 November at MSAC.

 

YEAR 7 BOYS TABLE TENNIS

 

Congratulations to the following Year 7 Boys Kanato Sato, Kar Wei Kwong, Ashton Eikelis, Ryan Kaminsky and Shuban Balamurugan for becoming Kingston Champions at the tournament held on Sunday 18 September at the Dandenong Table Tennis Centre.

 

In the Southern Metropolitan Region Finals held on Tuesday 30 October, the Year 7 Boys defeated Gleneagles Secondary College by the narrowest of margins.

 

Both schools won three matches each so it came down to games won. The boys won 11 games to 10 games in the Preliminary Final so they progressed to the Regional Finals.

 

In the Regional Finals, they defeated Frankston Secondary College five matches to one and Mornington Secondary College five matches to one to reach the Final against Yavneh College where the boys also won four matches to two.

 

Congratulations to these boys for becoming Southern Metropolitan Zone Champions!

 

They will be representing McKinnon in the Table Tennis State Final on Friday 30 November at MSAC.

 

Ray Braniska and Deon Weingarten

Coaches

MCKINNON SPORTS LEADERSHIP AWARD

MSLA is an elective designed to give students a basic understanding of sports leadership and enable them to progress further in areas of leadership. This elective consists of both theory and practical elements and involves visits to local primary schools and assisting with Year 7 and 8 sport where we have the opportunity to test out our newly developed skills.

 

Before we start refereeing matches or run activities for the primary school kids, each student has to complete two online courses: Community Coaching General Principles and Community Officiating General Principles. Once completed we get the opportunity to coach and officiate. In the weeks leading up, my teacher Mr King gave demonstrations and ran example warm ups and skill drills. We learnt handy tips on how to control a group of kids, give instructions and how to efficiently organise teams.

 

After learning the skills of sports leadership, we took on the challenge of Year 8 sport, specifically, myself and Jordan assisted Mr Shaw and Mr Jhoomun with Boys Soccer for three consecutive Fridays. We both conducted warm ups and ran drills before refereeing the inter school matches. If we weren't coaching or officiating matches, we would be at Valkstone Primary School running fundamental motor skill activities for a Grade 1 class. This was a valuable experience and a great opportunity to grow our leadership skills.

 

Our major assessment task was to put together a short video of our time during MSLA, and reflect on how we went coaching and refereeing. This included what went well and what we can improve on. Overall MSLA was a very rewarding experience and grew my confidence in officiating and coaching. MSLA is ideal for students who are looking for a challenge and would like to improve their ability to organise, plan, prepare and become a leader in interesting and exciting activities.

 

Liam Ayres

Year 9 Student

YEAR 8 GIRLS TENNIS

On Thursday 22 November, the Year 8 Girls (as School Sport Victoria Regional Champions), set off to play in the State Finals against schools from across the state.  We were down to the last eight with our champion team of Joanna Lee, Georgia Foran, Surina Chakravorty, Lisa Liu and Sophie Willis.

Initially we had a slow start but we quickly found our rhythm. Against the first school in our pool - Mary MacKillop, Leongatha we had a hard time but then we confidently paved a path that would take us to the Semi-Finals by beating St Joseph’s Horsham and Heathmont. As pool winners we played University High School. It was a nail biting game in the Semi-Finals. We drew so close with them with even sets and even games. This meant we had to play a decider to determine whether we rose or fell. One game all ... two one down ... it was a fierce battle for the match, with determined looks of gladiators our warriors lost yet another game, resulting in puddles of tears on the green (synthetic grass). Now we had lost. There was nothing else to do but shake hands, hang heads and walk away contemplating our defeat. This time we lost and came 3rd in the State but ... “we’ll get ‘em next time for sure ….

 

Thank you to Mrs Hooper for her support and assistance from when we began in Term 1 through to our State Final in Term 4 and to the Assistant Coach Sam Bajracharya, who gave us great advice at training and at the Finals.

 

Go McK!

 

Sophie Willis (Year 8 Student) &

Sam Bajracharya (Year 9 Student & Assistant Coach)

MUSIC NEWS

VICTORIAN SCHOOLS MUSIC FESTIVAL

Congratulations to the Year 8 Band for their outstanding performance at the Victorian Schools Music Festival on Tuesday 12 November. The feedback from the adjudicators was very pleasing and pointed to a high level of musicianship by the students.

VICTORIAN SCHOOLS MUSIC FESTIVAL

Congratulations to the Year 8 Band for their outstanding performance at the Victorian Schools Music Festival on Tuesday 12 November. The feedback from the adjudicators was very pleasing and pointed to a high level of musicianship by the students.

AMEB

The AMEB performance exam results have been incredibly pleasing. Congratulations to the following students who have achieved an A or A+ for their performance exam:

 

Singing for Leisure

Talia Zamir (Grade 4), Chloe James (Grade 7)

 

Violin Recital

Kelly Pun (Grade 8)

 

Violin

David Le (Grade 6)

 

 

Euphonium
Rowan Mikosza (Grade 4), Ron Shamrak (Grade 4)

 

Trumpet

Yael Greenberg (Grade 5), Genevieve O’Brien (Grade 5)

 

Saxophone

Yasmin Higham (Grade 2), Yandong She (Grade 2)

 

Clarinet

Max Chilco-Burns (Grade 2)

 

Flute

Louisa D’Ambra (Grade 2), Emilia Mason (Grade 2), Tal Rabani (Grade 4), Betty Wang (Grade 8)

 

Flute Recital

Elyn Kontopoulos (Grade 2), Jenny Huang (Grade 2), Prateek Dasari (Grade 2), Maya Ben-Harim (Grade 3) , Sophie Sakurai (Grade 5)

 

Piccolo

Isabella Figueira (Grade 3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSIC TOUR

Congratulations to all the students who took part in the fundraising efforts for the Music Tour at the election polling station on Saturday 24 November.

 

Buskers: Isabella Eikelis, Maskit Matityahu, Chloe James, Grace James, Liz Lanaras, Oscar Zhang, William Xiang, Michael Flavell, Jackson Tong, Genevieve O'Brien, Luciana Martinez, Oliver Wiles, Zayd Erasmus, Emma Langley, Ken Wong, Digby Stannus, Talia Zamir, Tia Finn, Elise O'Donnell, Timothy Cheng, Yael Zamir, Jessie Park, Ms Blanka West and Ms Tracy Videon.

 

BBQ Operatives: Myles Kelemen, Luciana Martinez, Nina Lopez, Timothy Cheng, Kelly Pun, Adam Pacak, Ted Brown, Annie Yan, Emma Langley, Angus Martin, Genevieve O'Brien, Doris Feng, Michelle Gu, Chloe Goldsmith and Josh Sacks.

REMAINING DATES FOR TERM 4

  • Ensembles Concert – Thursday 6 December
  • Claremont Terrace – Monday 10 December
  • Jazz Night Mentone – Tuesday 11 December

Megan Papworth

Head of Music

LIBRARY

HOLIDAY BORROWING

Students will again be able to borrow books over the Christmas holidays. All books currently on loan must be returned before borrowing for the holidays. To see what items you have on loan please log into Oliver. Holiday borrowing will start after Monday 3 December 2018.

 

As well as fiction, the library has lots of resources for VCE students to use over the holiday. VCE students can browse the “Overnight Loan” section to look for resources to help with their studies.

 

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to return all loans for 2018 before you can borrow over the holidays. 

THE LIBRARY IS OPEN AGAIN!

After the finish of the VCE exams the library is open.  Please note we close at 4:30 for the remainder of the year.

ANYONE WATCHING OUTLANDERS?

You might be interested in this book I found in the library.  The MacKinnon tartan seems to be very different our McKinnon tartan.

 

AUDIO BOOKS

New audio and ebooks have been added to our collection. To view these new titles please log in to Wheeler’s ebooks via the portal on the library homepage.

“WHERE ARE THE TEACHER LIBRARIANS?”

A recent letter to The Age asked the above question and got quite a few responses including the one below:

 

Thank you Catherine Ryan for your impassioned letter (14/11). Every student deserves access to a high quality, well-resourced and appropriately staffed school library. Working in the education sector I know of several schools that received funding to build a new library, but no funds to staff it, or fill it with literature for students. It is time the government tackles this issue so that another generation of students don't pass through their school years without access to the resources and support they desperately need.

 

Russell Absalom

Library Resource Manager

HEALTH

PROJECT ROCKIT

This is an account of our recent Project Rockit workshop.  They conduct workshops at McKinnon every year and have been doing so for many years. This report is written by three of our Year 7 students. They included the opinions of others in this report with the aim of reflecting the year level’s response.

 

Susan Wilken

Community Health

 

Project Rockit is an association that creates awareness of the space we live in and the value of respect and acceptance.

 

On Friday 16 November, all the Year 7 students took part in the Project Rockit presentation. Boys and girls were split into two groups. The presentation was engaging and interesting.

 

At the beginning, the presenters introduced themselves and they explained a bit about their hobbies and personal lives. They then broke down the basics of bullying and what effect it has on different people. The Year 7s were all involved in this experience. Everyone was making suggestions on what makes a person not want to stand up to a bully. Being too nervous, having a high social status and fear of judgment were all mentioned.

 

After breaking down the basics of bullying we all felt we could face a bully in a real-life situation. The speech was informative but just as entertaining. We learnt different techniques on how to get out of situations where a person is getting bullied. The presenters gave us a real-life situation where they dramatised someone was in the position of being bullied. We were then asked to decide what could have been done differently, what changed the situation and what we could do if that happened to us.

 

Kayce Tyzack, Annabelle Sakurai & Tilde Christrup

Year 7 Students

SCHOOL INFORMATION

GENERAL OFFICE

Office hours are:                        8:15am - 4:30pm

Telephone:                                                8520 9000

 

Parents should always make contact with the General Office first when visiting the school or trying to make contact with their children.

 

Appointments with teachers must be made via telephone or email them directly.

 

ABSENCES

Student absences should be reported to the school before 9:00am. Please email the Attendance Officers Alison Pollock/Joanne Robinson ([email protected]) or telephone 8520 9050 on the day of the absence by 9:00am. 

 

A note on the day of return to the General Office is required for absences where no parent contact has been possible.

 

LATE ARRIVAL TO SCHOOL

In order to minimise disruption to class and maximise learning opportunities for our students, we would like to remind you of the school policy regarding late arrival to school. Students are expected to be at school at 8:30am. A locker bell rings at 8:35am and class begins punctually at 8:50am. If your child is late for any reason, please notify the school by phone 8520 9050, email [email protected] or by writing a note in the student's diary explaining the reason. 

 

If no explanation has been received students are given a pass to class and an after school detention for the following day.

 

Please ensure that if your child is leaving early or arriving late for any reason that a note needs to be written in the diary so that the teachers are aware too.

 

If your student needs to leave school early for any reason, please write a note in their diary explaining the reason. Teachers will not allow any student to leave their class unless there is authorisation.

 

We appreciate your support in this. If you have any questions please call Alison/Joanne on 8520 9050.

UNIFORM SHOP

Families are now able to order and purchase uniforms online. Ordered items can be collected from the Uniform Shop. Please allow three working days for pick-up. Please click on the attached link to order uniforms:

https://fcw.com.au/#shops

Phone/Fax No:  9578 2151

 

 

For years 9 - 12 only there are a limited number of old style track pants and old style kea jackets being sold at reduced prices.

Track pants $21.00

Jackets          $42.00

Only available for purchase from the shop.

 

NORMAL SHOP TRADING HOURS 

Tuesdays                                      8:15am - 12 noon

Fridays                                        12:30pm - 4:00pm

1st Saturday every month    9:30am - 12 noon

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAY UNIFORM SHOP HOURS 2018/2019

 

December 2018

Saturday 1 Dec                  9.30pm – 12.00noon

Tuesday 4 Dec                     8.15am – 12.00noon

Friday 7 Dec                       12.30pm – 4.00pm

Saturday 8 Dec                    9.30am – 12.00noon

Monday 10 Dec                   5.00pm – 7.30pm – Bags                                                     Only

Tuesday 11 Dec                   8.00am – 1.00pm

Friday 14 Dec                     12.30pm – 4.00pm

Saturday 15 Dec                 9.30am – 12.00noon

Saturday 22 Dec                 9.30am – 12.00noon    

Thursday 27 Dec               11.00am - 3.00pm

Friday 28 Dec                     11.00am – 3.00pm

Sat 29 Dec                             9.30am – 12.00noon

Monday 31 Dec                 11.00am – 3.00pm

 

January 2019

Wednesday 2 Jan             11.00am – 3.00pm

Friday 18 Jan                      11.00am – 3.00pm

Saturday 19 Jan                  9.30am – 12.00noon

Monday 21 Jan                  11.00am – 3.00pm

Tuesday 22 Jan                  11.00am – 3.00pm

Wednesday 23 Jan           11.00am – 3.00pm

Thursday 24 Jan                11.00am – 3.00pm

Friday 25 Jan                      11.00am – 3.00pm

Saturday 26 Jan                  9.30am – 12.00noon

Tuesday 29 Jan                  11.00am – 3.00pm

Wednesday 30 Jan           11.00am – 3.00pm

 

Friday 1 Feb – normal trading hours

 

Seniors resume 30 January 2019

Juniors resume 31 January 2019

LOST PROPERTY

Please ensure all school clothes, books and personal property are clearly labelled with the student’s name. Many items are not returned to their rightful owners because they are not labelled correctly or clearly.

 

USBs should include a folder with the student’s name and form to assist in returning it to the correct person. If you have lost anything see Mrs Plate in the Sick Bay during recess, lunch or end of day.

COMMUNITY NEWS/ADVERTISEMENTS

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FREE FILM SCREENING | SOCIAL ACTIVISM, ADVOCACY, CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES & THE RIGHT TO FULL CITIZENSHIP

Stonnington Youth Services has created an event to share their passion for social advocacy with their peers. 

 

‘Defiant Lives’ tells the story of the rise and triumph of the disability rights movement and introduces the most impressive activists you’ve never heard of. Join us for a free screening followed by Q&A with local director and parent, Sarah Barton.

 

Students looking to undertake further study or career in Social Science, Community Services, Youth Work, advocacy or social justice are warmly encouraged to attend this unique opportunity.

 

Event Details (WEBSITE LINK)

Thursday 29 November from 6:00pm-8:30pm. A free ticketed event with limited seats available. RSVP required. David Williamson Theatre – Melbourne Polytechnic, St John Street, Prahran

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IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

With the Ashton Smith Singers, 25th Anniversary at the Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street, Southbank. For tickets visit melbournerecital.com.au or call 9699 3333. Refer to the attached flyer for further information.

 

GLEN EIRA UPCOMING EVENTS

If you are interested in the following events, please click on the link below for further information:

 

1. Summer Teen Holiday Program (January holidays) - Link

 

2.  2019 Youth Leadership Teams, (Seeking nominations) - Link

 

3.  Bailey Reserve Skate Park, Skate Park League Opening Competition (18/1/19) - Link

 

4.  Carols in the Park, Saturday 15 December - Link

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