Dear parents and carers,
Firstly I would like to extend a warm welcome to Frank Vetere as the Executive Principal of the Footscray Learning Precinct. Frank was Principal at Point Cook P - 9 School. Frank commenced on the 13th May and will be working at both the Barkly St Campus and Footscray City College over the coming months. Frank will be speaking at our College Council Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 25th June at 5.30 pm. More information about the Annual General Meeting will be sent home on Compass closer to the date. Over the coming months our school name, logo and uniform will be priorities for Frank. He will engage the community in these decisions and families will be asked for their view through various community consultation approaches.
I was delighted to be involved in the Athletics Day on Thursday 16th May. The weather was great with lots of student and staff participation making for an enjoyable day for all.
Red house was the eventual winner. I would like to thank Mark Komp and his team for organising the day and the teachers for supporting the students. I would also like to thank the students who helped at the various events. They gave of their time to assist on the day and support their peers. There were also a number of student teachers who assisted. I was on the Long Jump with Tom a student teacher who without his knowledge of Long Jump and the rules would have left the event bereft of knowledge. I am not a long jumper. I did however participate in the staff-student relay at the end which was great fun. I am more of a long distance runner and my running team was kind to me given 100 meters is not my distance. I would like to encourage parents to ensure that their students participate in days like these. I know that things like athletics can intimidate some students but the collegiality I witnessed on the day with students and the level of participation was fantastic. Please encourage your students to attend these days, I am sure they will gain a lot from the wonderful culture at FCC.
I would like to welcome the following new staff for this term to Footscray City College:
- Bryan Field - Maths / Science
- Mackinley Stirrat – Physical Education / Health
- Anna Robb – Art
Environmental Science Centre
Congratulations to Jak Dunstan, his team and the students for being a Finalist in the Resource Smart Awards 2019 in the category of Community Leadership School of the Year (Secondary). This award is sponsored by Sustainability Victoria. The award will be presented on June 13th at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Jak will take 4 students to the awards with him. We wish the students and Jak well and hopefully they will win the award on the day. The Environmental Science Centre is a wonderful educational resource for our students and Jak and his team provide an excellent and stimulating learning environment.
Footscray Learning Precinct Secondary School
On Tuesday 30th April and Thursday 2nd May we hosted four very successful Information Nights for the Footscray Learning Precinct Secondary School. Attendance was great and the library was filled with families. If any families have children for year 7 next year and would like to tour the Barkly St Campus they can do so on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9.30 am. If you would like a tour please call the campus on 9689 4788 and request a suitable time for you. Frank will be conducting the tours and it is an opportunity to meet him and see the Campus and the new buildings.
On Thursday 30th May the annual Chefs’ Dinner will be held again at FCC. Tickets are available for the event from www.TRYBOOKING.COM/BBVBY
Pre-dinner drinks start at 6.30 pm and dinner at 7 pm. The bar is a fundraising event for the Friends of Footscray City College. FoFFC will also be announcing their small grant winners. It is the highlight of the year and we look forward to seeing as many parents as possible. Tickets are $80 each.
Angelique den Brinker - Acting Principal