Announcement of College Captains for 2018
We have recently completed the election of our College Captains for 2018. Students self-nominated via a written application to a panel who interviewed the students. At the completion of interviews the recommended students then presented at a College assembly before going onto an election involving all students and staff.
I am pleased to announce that the College Captains elect of McGuire College in 2018 are;
College Captains: Hassan Aber & Marwa Ahmed
Vice Captains: Joel Miller & Nimi Jumapili
I would like to thank all candidates for their work and effort in running their campaigns and standing for the positions. Also thank you to Mr Koutroubas and Ms Martin for coordinating the election.
Final Year 12 Exams
By now Year 12 VCE Exams are well and truly underway and I would like to wish all students well for the next stage of their lives beyond Year 12. For those students who have studied a VCE course and undertaken examinations, an ATAR score is clearly one pathway to further study. But for those who do intend to go on to further study we have seen more and more frequently, Universities and other Tertiary institutions looking for alternate pathways to ensure those who are capable and motivated have other opportunities to access courses – even if the ATAR they get is not as high as they would have preferred.
I look forward to seeing the results of the efforts of our Year 12s and celebrating their success at the Year 12 Valedictory Dinner and Graduation.
Every Day Counts
Attending school every day is vital for students of all ages to fully achieve.
We all want our students to get a great education, and the building blocks for a great education begins with students coming to school each and every day.
Missing school can have a major impact on a child’s future – a student missing one day a fortnight will miss four full weeks by the end of the year.
There is no safe number of days for missing school – each day a student misses puts them behind, and can affect their educational outcomes.
Regular attendance is valued at McGuire College. Students who attend regularly give themselves the best opportunity to achieve academically by engaging fully in their learning and foster and maintain friendships.
I ask all parents/guardians to encourage regular attendance for your child/children to ensure every chance for success.
Over the last term we have been reviewing our College wide Positive Behaviour Interventions & Supports (PBIS) expectation matrix that is based on our College REAL values of Respect, Environment, Accountability and Learning.
Over the next two weeks it would be great to see all of our students demonstrating our core value of Learning. Students can demonstrate this value by displaying the following behaviours:
- Being an active and engaged participant
- Striving for their personal best
- Having a growth mindset (be positive)
- Making the most of opportunities for learning
There is no reason that over the next two weeks our teachers shouldn’t be able to hand out a record number of REAL Slips for students demonstrating this value. Students – put our teachers to work and give them every opportunity to see you demonstrating our REAL values.