East Doncaster Secondary College Newsletter

23 February 2018
Issue Two
Principal's Report
Assistant Principal News
Important Dates
From the Office
2018 Booklist
Parents and Friends Association
Middle School News
Middle School Staff
Music Notes
Senior School News
Senior School Staff
Science Competitions
Sports News
Coles Sports for Schools
Health Centre News
Canteen Menu
Community Announcements
East Doncaster Secondary College
(03) 9842 2244
20 George Street
Doncaster East, Victoria, 3109

Principal's Report

From the Principal

School Council Update

With the tenure of our 2017-18 School Council completed at our meeting last Wednesday evening, we have had the following vacancies for School Council membership:


One Parent representative

Two DET representatives


Upon the closing of nominations last week, we received a matching number of nominations to these vacancies; hence, no School Council election will be necessary.


I am pleased to announce the following positions:


Parent representative – Ayman Shaheen

DET representatives – Karen Boyle and Lisa Bull

Congratulations to Ayman, Karen and Lisa.


Our next School Council meeting on March 7 will also incorporate our Annual General Meeting.
I will update our College community in the next Newsletter on the final composition and office bearers for our 2018-19 School Council.

Parent – Student - Teacher Interviews 27 March 2018

At the completion of week four of our new school year, it is a timely reminder for parents that our College assessment schedule has well and truly commenced. Cycle One reports will be available on the Compass system on Friday 16 March. This will be followed by Parent-Student-Teacher interviews on the afternoon and evening of Tuesday 27 March. Term one is once again a relatively short term, I am sure it will provide great insight into student progress to have had one set of reports and the opportunity to discuss student learning progress by the end of the term. It is hoped that the feedback provided at this early stage of the school year will allow for positive outcomes and work-habits to be reinforced and for identified issues to be addressed and improved upon.


COMPASS Communications at EDSC

The COMPASS Learning  Management system in use at EDSC provides parents an opportunity to continuously monitor many important aspects of their child’s learning and wellbeing. I hope that parents of our new Year 7 students will have already discovered the potential of the Compass system to inform them of College operations, upcoming events, student attendance data and learning outcomes.

Parents are encouraged to maintain regular communication whenever there is a concern via the Compass portal. As mentioned, parents are also able to check daily attendance and can send emails directly to teachers requesting clarification of learning progress or related issues.

We are committed to improving the quality of communications to parents – especially in relation to student learning. The management of Learning Tasks including descriptions, due dates, confirmation of submission and feedback on learning performance are all ways for teachers to engage parents and students and cement our learning partnerships.


If you are encountering difficulties in accessing and using the COMPASS system, please do not hesitate to contact our General Office.


Upper Courtyard Facilities Upgrade

I am very pleased to announce that an upgrade of our upper courtyard space will commence very shortly. This initiative has been driven by our School Council, with substantial assistance from

our College Facility Manager, Don Dobson.

This upgrade is being funded by the College School Council. The four major components for the upgrade will be the installation of raised garden beds to house a variety of shrubbery and trees, a resurfacing of the paved areas, the provision for three marked down-ball courts and the installation of benches and seating for students.


College Swimming and Diving Carnival

It was extremely pleasing to see our student body support the first major whole- school event on our College calendar, our annual Swimming and Diving Carnival on Friday – 9 February. Yet again, the tone of the event was set by our senior students who arrived first at the event – in various forms of imaginative free-dress to match the ‘theme’ of the day. From this stage on, the event was a colourful, engaging, participative event for all of our students and was matched by the competitive nature of the events within the pool.

Kim Schwarz, our Sports Carnival Coordinator has published a full report of the Carnival – to be found within this Newsletter.  Could I finally acknowledge the superb organisational effort of Kim and his team of staff helpers for their considerable work both before and during the day and pay a special  tribute to our extended student leadership team for their efforts, enthusiasm and teamwork that made the day all the more rewarding.


Outstanding Student Achievement
On behalf of the entire College community could I take this opportunity to wish Kayla Costa (Year 11) all the very best as she departs for the Gold Coast over the weekend to participate in the Commonwealth Games swimming trials.
Kayla has already established herself as a fine young athlete with an enviable list of achievements to date. We hope that she is able to enjoy continued success in this great challenge.
Good luck, Kayla.

John Roberts


Creating a Culture of Curiosity

Our school’s purpose is to develop passionate learners who are critical thinkers with the confidence and capability to engage in the global community.


Care and Compassion, Curiosity, Excellence, Fairness, Resilience, Respect and Teamwork are the core values that underpin the culture of our school as we embrace the challenges of 21st Century learning.

Assistant Principal News

Parent parking and school drop off/pick up

With close to 1600 students attending the College, managing the safety of your children during pick-up and drop-off time is paramount. Many students choose to walk or ride to school, some catch the bus and some families choose to drive their children to and from school. We ask parents and carers who drive their children to and from school to read this following information closely.


There are two short term parking spaces situated on George Street and Dryden Street. Cars are able to pull into these spaces in the morning and afternoon to drop-off or pick up their children. As these car parking spaces are external to the school, council regulations apply.


Three College car parks (two off George Street and the one located between the 300 block and the tennis courts off Dryden Street) are for staff parking only. Parents/carers are not permitted to access these car parks. The exception to this is when we have College events in the Performing Arts Centre where the lower car park off George Street is available.

The Stadium carpark has a clearly marked Drop off and Pick up zone. Pictures of the zone are attached and are operational between 8:30am - 9:30am and 2:30pm - 3:30pm. Limited parking is available in the Stadium car park at the exit end of the car park.

When using the drop-off / pick-up zone,  the traffic management instructions must be adhered to:

The “drop off/pick up zone” has been created for parents to drive into the stadium car park, pull in parallel to the stadium in the marked space, drop off their children who can then walk to the stadium steps or tennis court paths. The drop off zone has been painted in yellow with additional signage to come soon. A pathway separate to the car park that runs parallel to the stadium should be used to keep students off the road.  In the afternoons, the pick up zone will operate in the same manner.

Parents should note that the car park is quite busy before and after school and we ask that you drive safely, be mindful of other cars, pedestrians and be patient if  you choose to drop off and pick your children up from this area. 

It is preferred for parents picking children up from school in the afternoon, that they park further away from the College. The school encourages students to seek opportunities for “active transport” that is, if they do need to be picked up, walk away from the school for a few minutes and then be collected in the car.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact the College.

Cameron Campbell

Assistant Principal

Important Dates

Term 1

Monday 26 February to Wednesday 28 February - Camp Year 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 7E & 7F

Wednesday 28 February to Friday 2 March - Camp Year 7G, 7H, 7I, 7J, 7K & 7L

Monday 5 March - School Photo Catch Up Morning

Monday 12 March - Labour Day Public Holiday

Thursday 15 March - Year 7 Round 1 HPV & Boostrix Immunisations

Thursday 15 March - Staff Professional Learning Afternoon - students dismissed at lunch time

Wednesday 21 March - East Doncaster Secondary College Open Evening

Tuesday 27 March - Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews

Thursday 29 March - Last Day Term 1 - Students Dismissed 2:30 pm

2018 School Term Dates

Term 1 - 30 January to 29 March 2018

Term 2 - 16 April to 29 June 2018

Term 3 - 16 July to 21 September 2018

Term 4 - 8 October to 21 December 2018

From the Office

2018 Applications for Camps, Sports & Excursions Fund (CSEF)

There is no need to fill in another form for 2018 if you previously received CSEF in 2017, you just need to forward a copy of your Health Care/Pension card with the student name and form group written on it to the General Office .


If you have not previously applied for CSEF, you will need to fill in the attached form and return it to the General Office with a copy of your Health Care/Pension card.

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) commenced in 2015 for four years and will provide payments for eligible students to attend camps, sports and excursions.


Families holding a valid means-tested concession card or temporary foster parents are eligible to apply. $225 per year is paid for eligible secondary school students. A special consideration eligibility category also exists. For more information, see: www.education.vic.gov.au/csef.

CSEF - allocation reminder

If you have already applied for the Camps, Sports and Excursions (CSEF) Fund at the College, please remember to advise us to allocate these funds against the next Camp, Sport or Excursion event that your child is required to pay for.


CSEF funds will not automatically be allocated. You  need to advise us which events you would like these funds to be allocated against.


Please call the General Office on 9842 2244 if you require any more information.

Payments to the College

Students can make payments at the following times: 8:00am-8:45am, recess, lunch and after school. Parents may make payments from 8:00am-4:00pm.


When making payments in cash please ensure that the correct money is enclosed in the payment envelope, as many students do not come to collect their change.


All payments for excursions must also include the permission form in the payment envelope and be returned to the General Office prior to the excursion payment due date.


Parents are reminded that receipts for payments are no longer being issued.  A statement showing payments made will be provided upon request from the General Office. For payments that are tax deductable, receipts will be posted home.


If a parent requires a printed receipt, this must be requested in writing on the payment envelope. Receipts will be posted within 14 days of the transaction.


All cheque payments are to be made out to ‘East Doncaster Secondary College’  and not ‘EDSC’.  The bank will no longer accept cheques made out to EDSC.


Do not hesitate to contact the General Office if you have any enquires regarding the College Charges or if your account details have changed.

Student Absences

If a student is unable to attend school, is going to be late or needs to leave early, the school must be informed of ALL absences, whether it be illness, appointments, holidays or any other reason.  You can do this via the following options: 


The easiest way is to Login to Compass with your Parent Login and  ADD A PARENT APPROVAL .

Click here for Compass Login


Calling the absence line BEFORE 8:30am on the day of the absence. Phone:  9842 2244 (dial option  1)


Sending a note with the student for early departures.  Teachers will not allow students out of class without a note or an approval on Compass.


 Any unexplained absences will be followed up with an SMS notification if their child/ren are absent without an explanation. Please do not reply to this SMS as this service is not available.


Phone messages from students will not be accepted.

Unwell Student Reminder

Please remind your child to ask their teacher if they can visit the school Nurse in the Sick Bay if they are feeling very unwell during school time and need to go home.  Students are not to contact parents directly.  Our Nurse will contact parents and ensure that correct protocols are followed.

Late Passes/Leaving Early

Students arriving late must go straight to the General Office to sign themselves in via the Compass Kiosk otherwise they will be recorded as absent and a text message will be sent out.


Students must carry their EDSC Compass Student Card with them at all times. It is necessary to use this card to sign in and out via the Compass Kiosk. If a student has lost/misplaced their card they must replace it by placing an order online through Compass.


Students will not be permitted to leave class and sign out without having an approval on Compass or presenting a note from a parent/guardian to their teacher.


This note needs to be put in the box beside the Kiosk in the General Office when the student signs out.  An approval can be loaded on Compass instead of providing a note, however this must be loaded before the time of the student’s departure.

Excursion/Sporting Reminder

Please be reminded that all students in Years 7-10 are required to attend classes if they return from an Excursion/Sporting event early.  They are required to attend classes even if the event has finished earlier than expected.  They are required to stay until 3:15pm.

Student Lunches

Just a reminder to parents that we are unable to deliver lunches to students during school time.  If your student has forgotten their lunch, it can be left at the General Office but it is the student’s responsibility to come and collect it. 


Hot food is not suitable to be left at the office.  PLEASE NOTE:- Take-away food is not allowed during school hours.

Student/Library Cards

Please remind all students that they must carry their Student/Library Cards with them at all times.


ALL students must sign in/out with their card at the General Office when they are arriving late or leaving early for any reason.


All Student Library Cards from last year will continue working until students receive their new 2018 cards in the coming weeks.


The cards are also used for any student photocopying that is done at school.

Student Locker Security

We would like to remind Parents and Students that it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that their locker is securely locked at all times.


Students who have not arranged to supply a suitable padlock for their locker will be asked to purchase one from the General Office.


All students from Year 7 to 12 have an iPad or laptop for school work that must be kept secure.  Please refer to the 1-to-1 Learning Program policy for further information on Caring for 1-to-1 devices. Replacement combination padlocks are for sale throughout the year from the General Office for $20.


The school will not be held responsible for items that are not properly secured in lockers.

Parent Details

Have you moved house or changed phone numbers?

If so, please remember to fill in a ‘Change of Details’ form. A form can also be collected from the General Office.  Please return this form as soon as possible. It is important that we have your most current details for general purposes and in case of an emergency. It is also important that you keep your mobile phone and email address details up to date on Compass. This is to ensure you do not miss out on vital information including student attendance alerts.


School Jumper/Jackets

PLEASE NOTE:  It is important to name your students’ jumpers/jackets!


If a student loses their jumper/jacket and it has their FULL name CLEARLY marked, if it is found it will be returned directly to the student during class. 


These jumpers are expensive and there are many left around the College grounds after sport and after lunch.  Wherever possible, they will be returned if they are labelled with the student’s full name.

Changes to Secondhand Uniform Sales

East Doncaster Secondary College has been successfully utilising the company Sustainable School Shop for the sale of secondhand books for several years. During this term, we will be making the transition for second hand uniforms to also be sold via the Sustainable School Shop. Therefore we are no longer accepting uniforms for sale. For those families who already have uniforms for sale at the school, we will continue to sell these until Friday 15 December 2017 (9:00am to 1:00pm). After this, families who have unsold uniforms, will be advised to come and collect them.


For information on how to sell your uniforms through the Sustainable School Shop, please see the attached flyer or go to www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au

Please note that the College will continue to accept good quality uniforms for donation to Student Wellbeing.

2018 Booklist

2018 Campion Booklist

To purchase school books please go to the Campion Books website at: http://www.campion.com.au/
Then go to Order here, choose East Doncaster Secondary College from the dropdown list and enter the Resource List code N2W7 to access the online booklist.


Years 7-9

Please note that these subjects are included in the Digital Textbook Package which is included in the College charges.


Years 10-12

Please note digital books should be ordered through Campion online booklist. They are not included in the College charges.


If you are purchasing secondhand textbooks for VCE subjects in 2018 please check the editions of these books carefully. There are new editions in a number of subjects to meet new study design requirements. The Senior School booklist will list the number of the edition and a note underneath the title will indicate if it is a new edition for 2018.


Vicki da Silva

Library Coordinator


Parents and Friends Association

First meeting for 2018

Come to The John Landy Centre at 7pm on Monday 26 February to meet the current energetic, enthusiastic and social group of parents that are the PFA for EDSC.  We will have time for a chat about how this dynamic group support the secondary school and explain the positions available for 2018. 

Following this meeting, starting at 7:30pm we will be having the AGM.  Stay around, be involved and stay informed about the exciting events that take place in our children’s school.


NEXT MEETING:  Monday 26 February, 7pm.  The John Landy Centre.


Kelli Hassett-Smith

Parents and Friends Association

Middle School News

Acknowledgement of Achievement

Our acknowledgement this fortnight goes to three students.  Ivan V, Jonathan C and Anthony V.


Ivan has made a big improvement in his attitude towards maths this week. He has focused on setting out his book neatly and working hard to complete his set work. Ivan has shown great Resilience with his efforts.


Jonathan has come into every English class prepared to learn and works very effectively in class. He has even shown great Teamwork and Care and Compassion helping peers in his class when they have struggled with the work.


Anthony helped a teacher clean up some bottles in the yard with some peers and then suggested that the school needs more recycle bins in that area as the reason the bottles were there was that the bins were full. The teacher suggested he write a letter to the principal with his proposal. Anthony completed the letter and gave it to the teacher to pass on. Anthony showed great Curiosity and Respect for his school environment.

Great work guys!

Emily Mathews, Haydn Bethune

& Georgina Walter

Year 7 Coordinators

Peer Support - Session 1

The EDSC Peer Support Program contributes to creating a caring, connected school community.

The first Peer Support Session was held on Thursday 22 February.


Year 9 Peer Support Leaders planned the sessions themselves and came up with a range of valuable activities for the Year 7s. The theme was 'Getting used to Secondary School'.


Activities included a variety of 'Getting to Know You' games, discussion circles, 'Walk-arounds' and 'Kahootz quizzes'.


It was great to see so many positive interactions, with Year 9 students passing on their experiences to the Year 7s.


The next session is planned for Week 7.

Kate Leaumont

Head of Middle School


Middle School Study Sessions - Years 7-9

Students from Year 7 to 9 are invited to join the 'Study Sessions' on Tuesday nights from 3:30pm - 4:30pm in the 400 block.


Please fill in and return the attached Permission Slip if you want your child to attend.

If you have any questions about these sessions please speak to Kate Leaumont.

Breakfast Club

Every Wednesday morning at 8:00 am in The John Landy Centre.


Hot drinks and food provided, games played and an opportunity to meet students from other year levels.


See you there!


Middle School Staff


Head of Middle School

Kate Leaumont

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Year 9 Coordinator

Craig Carpenter

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Year 9 Coordinator

Naomi Creelman

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Year 8 Coordinator

Brigid Fahey

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Year 8 Coordinator

Clare Hartley

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Year 7 Coordinator

Haydn Bethune

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Year 7 Coordinator

Emily Mathews

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Year 7 Coordinator

Georgina Walter

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Transition Coordinator

Tina Marchant

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Middle School Secretary

Lin Dalben

[email protected]


Music Notes

Music Notes

Instrument Tuition – Places still available

After a huge Music Information Night, nearly 100 continuing and new Year 7 students have applied to enrol into the Instrumental Music program. Places for many instruments are full, however, there are still places available for:

  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Double Bass

Please talk to any of the Music teachers in the Performing Arts Centre to find out more, or just to have a try of these great instruments.


Continuing and Re-enrolling students

Lessons are now well underway for students who were learning their instrument prior to this year, and have paid their enrolment fee. We are also excited to have started teaching a number of musicians who are new to the school and who have already auditioned for a place in the program.


If you have previously played a wind, string, brass or percussion instrument, or learnt singing, please talk to the music staff if we have not met you already.


Students who learn an instrument outside of school are also very welcome to join one of our school music ensembles. Again, please talk to your Classroom Music teacher or any of the music staff in the Performing Arts Centre to find out more.


Music Uniform

A reminder of our uniform requirements for students in all music ensembles. All students will need to purchase the following uniform items from Target either in-store or on-line, and through the College uniform shop PSW:






Black pants – ‘Target Essentials Business Pants’ $16 (Size 30 upwards)

Black pants – Target ‘Jacob & Co’ Suiting pants $20 (smaller sizes)

Black shirt – EDSC Music shirt from PSW $34.95 (10/3XS - 16/S) - $36.95 (18/M - 2XL)



Black pants – ‘Target Bi Stretch Straight Leg Pants’ $19

Black shirt – EDSC Music shirt from PSW $34.95 (10/3XS - 16/S) - $36.95 (18/M - 2XL)

Boys and girls are required to wear black socks and polish-able black shoes (lace-up).


In addition, students in all College ensembles may choose to purchase the EDSC Music Black soft-shell jacket from our uniform supplier, PSW $67.95 (10/3XS - 2XL). The soft-shell jacket is not compulsory.

Carl Williams

Instrumental Music Administrator


Senior School News

Year 12 Ascent Program - Student Report

Attending the Ascent program at Swinburne provided us with an experience some of us may not have had before. For some of us it gave us the experience of catching a train for the first time (some of us had to catch three different trains). Going to Swinburne also gave us an idea of how a university is structured due to having to find our own way around and experiencing different classroom layouts.


On the first day we received an inspirational talk from Mr Sturnieks about how we are going to struggle throughout the year yet we are able to rise to the challenges. We later on did a race around campus. It was nice to go for a walk and see where the food places are, and learn more about the uni. After a short break we went to our first elective subject lecture, which was given by our wonderful teachers from the school who explained to us how to work productively and efficiently. At lunch we sat on benches just across from some of the restaurants. (By the way the dumplings are amazing). After lunch we went to our leats lecture which focused on English and how to approach an argument analysis.


At the start of the second day we did an Elevate session and some housekeeping. We also got a talk about careers and pathways to universities, including a lecture from a past Swinburne student who now works at the University to talk about possible pathways at Swinburne. After this, we heard from past year 12 students that gave us some motivation and tips on how to make it to the end of year 12. After lunch, we went to a class to talk about how to manage our schedule and make time for the things we enjoy. Wellbeing talked about how to keep your mental health in check throughout the year and to find a balance between work, school and social life. Overall the Swinburne Ascent program gave us some good tips and strategies to tackle year 12.

Lize Myburgh Year 12

Senior School Study Sessions

All students from Years 10-12 are invited to come to The John Landy Centre after school each night from 3:30pm-5:00pm. The 'Senior School Study Sessions' are an opportunity for students to catch up on homework, collaborate with peers or work with teachers when they are available for extra assistance. Parents/guardians please note, these are not timetabled supervision sessions for staff, any extra assistance offered is done in addition to the normal after school requirements for our teachers. I would like to thank staff in advance for their offer of support.

Jarrod Sturnieks

Head of Senior School

Breakfast Club


Senior School Staff


Head of Senior School

Jarrod Sturnieks

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Year 10 Coordinator

Errin Wilson

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Year 10 Coordinator

Mark Glover

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Year 11 Coordinator

Paul Basford

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Year 11 Coordinator

Sally Polidano

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Year 12 Coordinator

Lynette Smith

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Year 12 Coordinator

Jonathan Davies

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Senior School Secretary

Toni Willoughby

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Science Competitions

2018 Science Competitions

Students from all year levels are again offered the great opportunity to enter a range of Science competitions. These competitions provide the chance to compete with other students around Australia and can lead to International competitions in some instances. Please see the attached form for details.

Paul Williamson

Science Coordinator


Sports News

Senior Boys Cricket

The EDSC Senior Boys Cricket Team had a competitive day in the Whitehorse Division competition held this week at the Elgar Park Sports Grounds.

Two honourable losses against Koonung SC and the SEDA B team were full of highlights:

  • Excellent batting from Hayden C, Nick S and Christian S.
  • Wonderful leadership from our Captains Kishan S and Jeevan S.
  • Ersin K, Lucas T and Aria A making their cricketing debuts.
  • Kevin Q playing through with an injured ankle.
  • Justin M and Jake D leading from the front in the field.

Well done boys on an enjoyable and competitive day of cricket!

Special mention to our Captains Kishan and Jeevan who have contributed well to the EDSC cricket program over the last 6 years – thanks for your efforts and good luck with your cricket endeavours in the future.

Michael James

Student Leadership (House Activities)

House Swimming & Diving Carnival

On Friday 9 February over 1075 students attended the House Swimming Carnival.  The weather was perfect this year, with a Beachy vibe to the day.  There were outstanding performances throughout the day with EDSCs’ own “madam butterfly”, Kayla C, breaking four records.  Our school captain, Josh S, also wowed the crowd with his diving exploits.  Daniel B has also gone from strength to strength, smashing some long term records.


The House points were close all day, but with a consistent team performance across all swimming disciplines and age groups, Bradman won their first carnival in over 10 years. Final standings were:

Bradman 406

Sutherland 399

Chisholm 366

Dunlop 324


There were a number of records set, a testament to the strength of the swimmers at EDSC.  The new record holders are:

Daniel B: M15 50mFreestyle, 50m Butterfly & 100m Freestyle

Ashley C: F15 100mFreestyle

Kayla C: F17 50mFreestyle, 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly & 100m Freestyle

Misha W: F14 50m Breastroke

Joshua S: M1820 Springboard Diving


Congratulations to the age group champions.  F1213: Davinia F

M1213: Issac L

F14: Misha W

M14: Siward S

15F: Ashley C

15M: Daniel B

16M: Stephen K

17F: Emilia D

17M: Arsam B

1820F: Grace H

1820M: Joshua S.

Looking forward to a strong team competing in the Whitehorse Division Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday 8 March.


Thank you to all the students who attended and especially those who participated, making the day such a great success. A huge thank you to the student house captains and Mr Michael James for helping to organise and run events throughout the day. Also a massive thank you to all the staff for their help and support on the day.


On a final note, good luck to Kayla C as she trials for the Commonwealth Games swim team next week.

Kim Schwarz

Interschool Sport Coordinator - Carnivals

Coles Sports for Schools

Coles Sports for Schools Program 2018

Once again, this year we have the opportunity to participate in the Coles Sports for Schools Program. Vouchers can be collected from your local Coles supermarket starting from Wednesday 7 February and need to be returned to the school by Friday 11 May. For every $10 spent at Coles, customers will receive one Sports for Schools voucher. A box will be available outside the office to place your vouchers in. Vouchers earned will go towards purchasing sports equipment for the school.


Thanking you in advance for your support.

Ashlee Lawrance

Physical Education Coordinator


Health Centre News

Year 7 and Year 10 Vaccinations

The Secondary School Vaccine Program offers free vaccines to Year 7 & 10 students. These vaccines provide protection against:


Year 7

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) – one dose
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – two doses

Year 10

  • Meningococcal ACWY (Yr 10 only)

Parents/guardians of year 7 & 10 students should look out for the vaccine consent card booklet coming home from school with your child. You need to read the booklet and complete and return Part A regardless of whether your child is being vaccinated at school or not.

Manningham City Council’s immunisation team may contact you about the Secondary School Vaccine Program. Schools are authorised to provide basic parent/guardian contact details to local councils for this purpose. Contact the school by 28 February 2018 if you do not want your contact details given to the Manningham City Councils immunisation service.

To learn more about the Secondary School Vaccine Program, the vaccines, the diseases they protect against, or how you can prepare your child for vaccination, go to

www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au or www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au 

Rose Howarth

School Nurse

Year 7 and Year 10 Vaccination Program

The Secondary School Vaccine Program offers free vaccines to help make sure students and communities are protected from diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, human papillomavirus (HPV) for year 7 students and; Meningococcal ACWY for year 10 students.


Local councils deliver the program and schools distribute the information and consent card booklets.


The Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 authorises secondary schools to provide their local council with student and parent/guardian contact information for any student scheduled to receive a vaccination. This information assists local councils to follow-up parents/guardians of students with incomplete or missing consent cards.


What information goes to local council?

Schools provide the following basic student and parent/guardian contact information:

  • Student name, gender, date of birth, year level, class, language(s) spoken at home
  • Parent/guardian names, phone numbers, email and postal addresses

Why do schools provide this information?

  • To ensure all Year 7 & 10 students are offered the opportunity to access free vaccinations at school.
  • To improve communication with parents/guardians regarding their child’s vaccination needs
  • To reduce the administrative burden on school staff to follow-up consent cards


What do I need to do?

  1. Your information will be provided to Manningham City Council in March 2018. If you do not wish for your details to be provided, please advise the school in writing before 28 February 2018.
  2. Read the information provided in your child’s consent card booklet and complete all sections, regardless of whether or not you consent for your child to be vaccinated as part of the school-based program.
  3. Detach Part A of the consent card booklet with all fields completed, and return to school.

Every day vaccination saves lives and makes it possible for Victorians to live free from the illness and disability caused by many infectious diseases. All Year 7 & 10 Victorian secondary students can receive these vaccines for free.


For further information please go to the following links:

Rose Howarth

School Nurse

Immunisation Dates

Year 7 - Round 1 - 15 March 2018

Year 7 - Round 2 - 17 October 2018

Canteen Menu


Students are reminded that the College Canteen is open before school from 8:30am until 8:45am, then again at Recess and Lunchtime only.

Community Announcements

Girl Guides Donvale/Nunawading


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East Doncaster Secondary College Newsletter
Study Session flyer.pdf
Letter to parents 6 February 2018 letterhead.pdf
EDSC Council election process and timetable 2018.pdf
EDSC Call for Elections Feb 2018.pdf
2018 School Council Election Nomination Form For DET Employee.pdf
2018 School Council Election Nomination Form For Parent Member.pdf
2018 School Council Election Self Nomination Form For DET Employee.pdf
2018 School Council Election Self Nomination Form For Parent Member.pdf
BV Winter 2018 Registration Flyer.pdf
Science Competitions Notice 2018.docx
Secondhand Textbook and Uniform Trading Flyer East Doncaster Sec Coll_.pdf
Change of Details Form updated October 2017.pdf
csefapplicationform 2018.pdf