Term 1 well underway
Term one is well underway with students engaged in learning tasks and a range of co-curricular activities. At Pascoe Vale Girls College we recognise the importance and value of both academic and co-curricular programs to support intellectual, emotional, social, creative and physical development with the co-curricular program being integral to achieving our vision of Empowering Young Women.
Participation in co-curricular programs benefits students in many ways including: the opportunity to develop relationship skills and, in many cases, lasting friendships, learning to manage their time effectively and be proactive and creative problem-solvers, developing new skills and talents and the improvement of self-esteem.
In Term 1 these programs have included the Year 7 camp, STEAM activities, Swimming Sports, International Women’s Day and the College Student Leadership Conference all highlighted in this newsletter.
Progress Reports will be available via Compass on Friday 16 March. As this is a new system of reporting at the College, the first progress reports for 2018 will also be posted to families with explanatory notes. As mentioned in the previous newsletter, teachers will report on a student’s Achievement, effort, Homework and Organisation, and Classroom Behaviour during each 6 to 7 week reporting period using the descriptors: Excellent, Very Good, good, acceptable or Needs Attention. This regular reporting will enable parents to track their daughter’s progress across the semester and provide a framework for conversations regarding learning and work practices.
The first meeting of the 2018 College Council will be held on March 13. Thank you to those Council members who re-nominated for this year. We look forward to your contribution at council and valued input into the future direction of our school.
Victorian Association of State Girls Secondary Colleges
On Wednesday 28 February, I met with Principals from Melbourne Girls College, Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College, Gilmore College for Girls, The Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School, Mentone Girls’ Secondary College and Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College to continue a long standing collaboration with the common purpose to advocate for girls’ education and provide opportunities for our students to come together as leaders with key events held each year. This year, student leaders from Pascoe Vale Girls College will attend conferences with students from Association schools and represent the College as Association ambassadors. The Association also sponsors scholarships for students from each school to support their learning in Senior School Programs.