Welcome to the first newsletter of 2019. We have had a great start to the year. The students and teachers have settled in well and everything is running smoothly. As usual there are lots of events and activities planned for this year and the newsletter will ensure that they will be reported to the community. This year we have scheduled two newsletters per term and the dates for these newsletters will be the end of week 5 and week 10 each term.
Term 1: 1 March and 5 April
Term 2: 24 May and 28 June
Term 3: 16 August and 20 September
Term 4: 8 November and 13 December
Welcome to the New staff for 2019
- Sophie Sakellaropoulos – Humanities
- Brandy Leibel – Science / Digital Technology
- Yolanda Hao – Mathematics
- Tayla Graham – Health / Physical Education
- Leanne Goyne – English / Humanities/ EAL
- Jane Giddings – Food Technology
- Michelle Eichler – English
- Jaquim Duggan – English
- Rachel Beagley – Mathematics / Science / STEAM
- Jane Bailey – English
Footscray Learning Precinct
I am delighted to be the Acting Principal for this year as we evolve into the Footscray Learning Precinct for 2020. There is plenty to keep us busy as we organise the new multi-campus school and all that entails. We are having a joint curriculum day with the staff from Gilmore Girls College on Tuesday 12th March. There will be no school for students on this day as the teachers will be working on curriculum and organisational issues for the new school. I will have a report in the next newsletter to keep the community informed of the developments for the new school.
Year 11 and 12 Assembly
On Thursday 7th February I attended a Year 11 and 12 assembly dedicated to celebrating the success of Year 12 students from 2018. We heard from last year’s Year 12 students who were outstanding in their presentation of their experiences in year 12 and what they believed as the success criterion. I was so impressed with the students and I know the current students were thoroughly engaged by the look on their faces. Thank you to Vicki Tentzoglidis the Assistant Principal and Liz Simpson the Year 12 Leader for organising such a wonderful event.
It is that time of year when we conduct our School Council elections. There are two parent representative positions available. The role of a parent on school is to represent the community and contribute to the policy and culture of the college. Nomination forms are available from the office.
Friends of Footscray City College
On Tuesday 12th February, I attended a meeting of the Friends of Footscray City College. The group meets monthly and its prime objective is to support the school by helping with parent volunteers at school events and fundraising. I would recommend that any parent who would like to support the school and wants to get to know other parents in a very friendly meeting format should consider attending. The group meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at the school in the staffroom. The next meeting on the 12th March is the Annual General Meeting.
Angelique den Brinker