McGuire College Newsletter

05 March 2018
Issue Three
School Council Information
Principals Report
Shepparton Education Plan
Alternative Pathways
Careers
Important Dates
Information for Parents
Student Vaccine Program
Contact Us
McGuire College
(03) 5858 9800
92 - 100 WilmotRoad
Shepparton, Victoria, 3630
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School Council Information

School Council Elections

Congratulations to newly elected members of McGuire College School Council

DET Members: Ms Anna Sloane, Ms Georgie Schofield, Mr Trevor Wilson

Parent Members: Mr Neville Archibald, Mrs Jacquie Bilney

 

The College is seeking to fill 1 parent vacancy on College Council.    This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a team to ensure the best possible outcomes for the College, it’s students and staff, in addition to shaping the future of the College. 

Please do not hesitate in speaking with our College Principal, Brad Moyle if you would like  more information.

 

Nominations for Council close at 4 pm next Friday, 9th March and nomination forms should be completed and submitted to the College Office.

 

Attached below is an information sheet for Parents on School Council Elections, nomination forms for our Parent Member category and a Notice of Election.

 

 

Principals Report

Principals Report

HIGH EXPECTATIONS

As a College we are continually striving to lift our expectations around our performance as a school, of our students, staff and the aspirations that our students have.  This work is linked to our four year Strategic Plan goal of improving student’s engagement in their learning in all areas of the College.  As we work throughout the year we aim to develop and activate high expectations and aspirations of students, staff and families.  This work will be achieved as the College takes the following actions:

·         Relaunching our school wide Positive Behaviour Intervention &   

Support (PBIS) system with high fidelity at Tier 1 and Tier 2

·         Developing and documenting clear expectations for students and staff that support the College's Pedagogical Framework

·         Increasing opportunities for students to provide feedback on their teaching and learning program

·         Continuing to implement strategies to support student attendance

·         The Development and launch of a Pathways Program to support students in Year 7-9 who are of high risk of disengagement

 

As a result of our work in this space we are aiming to see students:

·       be able to articulate our College Values and associated behaviours

·       demonstrate increased levels of focus within the classroom

·       demonstrate improved positive behaviours and interactions

·       maintain an attendance rate of 90% or higher

·       provide teachers with feedback on their teaching on at least two occasions per semester.

 

In addition, we hope to see teachers:

·       being able to articulate our College Values and associated behaviours

·       consistently supporting student behaviour and classroom management by using the College PBIS Systems with high levels of fidelity

·       encouraging student attendance to be at or above 90%

·       receiving student feedback on their teaching and demonstrating responsive actions to this feedback in order to build connection, engagement and student achievement levels.

 

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE DAYS FOR STAFF

As part of the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017, teachers will receive one day per term when they are out of the classroom to focus on the improved delivery of high quality teaching and learning.

What does this mean for your child?

Your child’s teacher will spend four days per year further developing their skills in areas that are aligned to the school priorities. Your child will directly benefit from these improvements in their daily learning. On these days, an alternate teacher will be provided with the learning plan for the day and be well equipped to assist your child with their learning needs. We are scheduling the professional practice days ahead of time so there is minimal impact to students and, where possible, there is consistency in teaching. If you would like more information on the professional practice days and when they are planned, please contact me.

 

EVERY DAY COUNTS – SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
We all want our students to get a great education, and the building blocks for a great education begin with students coming to school each and every day. Congratulations to our Year 7 and Year 11 students who have had a great start to the year by maintaining an average attendance rate greater than 90% for February.

 

 

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. By Year 10 they’ll have missed more than a year of school.

There is no safe number of days for missing school – each day a student misses puts them behind, and can affect their educational outcomes.  Coming to school every day is vital, but if for any reason your child must miss school, there are things we can do together to ensure they don’t fall behind:

·         Speak with your classroom teacher and find out what work your child needs to do to keep up.

·         Develop an absence learning plan with your teacher and ensure your child completes the plan.

 

Remember, every day counts. If your child must miss school, speak with your Year Level Coordinator as early as possible. If you’re having attendance issues with your child, please let us know so we can work together to get your child to school every day.

 

SCHOOL PHOTOS
Don’t forget school photos are Tuesday 6th March. Full school uniform is most important.

 

Kind regards

 

Brad Moyle

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

Shepparton Education Plan

Shepparton Education Plan Workshop
 

On Friday the 16th February, four students and a selection of staff from each of the Alliance Secondary Schools were invited to participate in a workshop discussion forum regarding the Shepparton Education Plan. The participants from McGuire College were Kade Hardy, Amy Lyle, Madison Newey, Joel Miller, Mr Verbeek, Mr Sharpe, Mrs Michalaidis and Mr Moyle.

 

Mary Jean Gallagher an education specialist from Canada ran some stimulating workshop activities to allow us opportunities to provide feedback on the Shepparton Education Plan and what we want our super school to look and feel like. We were all engaged in providing feedback and Mary Jean prompted and motivated our thinking with her inspiring stories.

 

We all got to share our thoughts and ideas with the group about what would make an exceptional super school. Students from our school provided valuable feedback around the teaching and learning and culture of the super school we want.

 

I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to participate because it allowed me to voice my opinion on how the school should look.

I encourage all students to get involved in having their say about the super school as it is a wonderful experience and essentially the school will be for us.

 

By Kade Hardy

Alternative Pathways

Alternative Pathways Program

Our Alternative Pathways Program is up and running.  Selected students have been included in the program that focuses heavily on personal literacy and numeracy development, Health and PE and Social Emotional development.  Students are typically expected to remain in the program for 10 weeks before re-engaging with their classes.

Today students have been busy working on their Stop Motion Animation story boards using Lego and finished the session with homemade lasagne that we all shared together.

 

Please contact Stacie Lundberg or Sam Owen if you would like to discuss this program further.

 

 

Careers

Work Placement

Goulburn Valley Health Work Placement

GV Health is one of the largest employers in our area and employs people in a huge array of areas from Health Services to Gardening.  Students wishing to undertake work placement during the 2018 school year at GV Health MUST submit their application to Ms Bruce by Friday 16th March 2018.  No late applications will be received and no further applications for work placement at GV Health for the 2018 year will be able to be taken due to the cut off dates set by GV Health.  We only have a very limited number of places for all students in Years 10, 11 and 12 and priority of place will be given to students in Year 12 that have not completed work placement at GV Health in previous years – all other students interested in any of the areas below are still strongly encouraged to apply.  Placements at GV Health are not just in the area of Health, please see the huge array of areas you can do work placement in below!!

 

Work placement at GV Health is available in the following areas (subject to availability at GV Health):

  • Nursing
  • Allied Health including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Hand Therapy
  • Dental
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical Imaging
  • Catering
  • Building and Maintenance
  • Environmental Services
  • Gardening
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Administration
  • Supply Services

To apply for work placement at GV Health you must:

  • Collect an Expression of Interest Form from Ms Bruce.
  • Complete the Expression of Interest Form and attach to it your current Resume.
  • Return your completed Expression of Interest Form and Resume – in both hardcopy and electronic  to Ms Bruce by Friday 16th March 2018

To find out more, please come and see me 

 

Shepparton Court House Work Placement

Work placement at the Shepparton Court House provides students with an insight into life in the legal and Policing fields.  You will spend your time at work placement in the court rooms observing the hearings, assisting in various administrations tasks associated with preparing court papers and have the opportunity to talk to a range of people who work in the legal field.  Due to the on going renovations at the Court House, placements at the Shepparton Court House will be very limited again for us this year. 

 

Students wishing to undertake work placement during the 2018 school year at the Shepparton Courthouse MUST submit their application to Ms Bruce by Friday 16th March 2018.  No late applications will be received and no further applications for work placement at Shepparton Courthouse for the 2018 year will be able to be taken due to the cut of dates set by the Shepparton Courthouse.  We only have a very limited number of places for all students in Years 10, 11 and 12 and priority of place will be given to students in Year 12 that have not completed work placement at the Shepparton Courthouse  in previous years – all other students interested in this area are still strongly encouraged to apply.

 

To apply for work placement at the Shepparton Courthouse you must:

  • See Ms Bruce and register your interest and get the details for the work placement.
  • Prepare a covering letter stating why you want to do work placement at the Shepparton Courthouse.
  • Prepare your Resume.
  • Return your completed Application Letter and Resume – in both hardcopy and electronic to Ms Bruce by Friday 16th March 2018

To find out more, please come and see me – Ms Bruce

 

Work Placement – Vets in the Shepparton area

Work placement with a Veterinary clinic within the Shepparton area is very hard to come by.  We expect to have access to two places for all our students again this year.  Priority of place will be given to students that are studying VETiS Animal Studies.  Other students, from within Years 10,11 and 12 that are interested in this area are encouraged to apply as well. 

 

Students wishing to undertake work placement during the 2018 school year within the Veterinary area MUST submit their application to Ms Bruce by Friday 16th March 2018.  No late applications will be received and no further applications for work placement within this area for the 2018 year will be able to be taken due to the cut of dates set by our local Veterinary clinics.

 

To apply for work placement within the Veterinary field you must:

  • See Ms Bruce and register your interest and get the details for the work placement.
  • Prepare a covering letter stating why you want to do work placement within this field.
  • Prepare your Resume.
  • Return your completed Application Letter and Resume – in both hardcopy and electronic to Ms Bruce by Friday 16th March 2018

To find out more, please come and see me - Ms Bruce

 

Employment Opportunity

 

Careers Expo

 

Careers Day Out Applications Now Open – Year 10 Students only

If you wish to attend the Careers Day Out on Thursday, 26th April 2018, you must collect an application form from Ms Bruce’s office and have it completed and returned to the General Office or Ms Bruce by Friday 23rd March 2018.

 

Careers Day Out is a day for Year 10 students and is full of exhibitors from further education providers, employment agencies and other special interest pathways such as Victoria Police, Australian Defence Force, Country Fire Authority and much, much more.  The day is held at the Shepparton Showgrounds.  For further information, please see Ms Bruce in the Careers and Pathways Office.

Lynda Bruce

Careers & Pathways Coordinator

T:  5858 9813  E:  [email protected]

 

Important Dates

March

Tuesday 6th: School Photos

Thursday 8th: Senior Summer Sport (2)

Monday 12th: Labour Day Holiday

Tuesday 13th - 15th: Unit 3 OEd Surf Camp

Wednesday 14th- 15th: Year 9 OEd Surf Camp

Thursday 15th: School Council

Friday 23rd: Harmony Day

Monday 26 - Weds March 28th – Regional Music Camp at Beechworth

Wednesday 28th: Parent Teacher Interviews, 4.00 - 7.00pm

Thursday 29th: Parent Teacher Interviews,  10.00am - 1.00pm 

        (Students to attend interviews with parents)

Friday 30th: Good Friday

April

Wednesday 25th:  Anzac Day Holiday

Thursday 26th: School Council

May

Wednesday 2nd: Curriculum Day  (Student free day)

                                    Eastbank Concert – Marimba Ensemble

Friday 4th: Cross Country

Information for Parents

School Photos

Tuesday 6th March

Students are to return their photo envelopes 

with payment enclosed to the photographer  on the day. 

If you require family photos, envelopes are available form the general office.

Coles Vouchers

McGuire College is collecting the Schools for Sport vouchers from Coles. 

Help us raise funds for our school sport teams for uniforms and training equipment.

There are collection boxes at the school General Office and at Riverside Plaza Coles.

 

After School Programs

Humanities Help

Every Monday afterschool  3.15 to 4.15 pm in C5. Help is available for all Humanities, WES and VCE Humanities subjects.

 

English Help

English help will be available every Tuesday after school from 3.20 – 4.15 pm in B14. Please bring along homework and activities that you need assistance with.

Maths help

Every Tuesday in C5. All year levels are encouraged to attend. Perfect for getting on top of Homework or getting extra assistance for what you have learnt in class. Don’t be a square, come to Maths help.

Sexual Health Nurse @ McGuire College

For the last three years McGuire College has been lucky enough to have the visiting services of Sexual Health Nurse Suzanne Wallis. Suzanne is is a Rural Sexual Health Nurse Practitioner at Goulburn Valley Health, who visits our school 3 times per term. As a Sexual Health Nurse Practitioner, Suzanne is able to provide consultation and advice on all things sexual health to the students of our school. Throughout Suzanne’s time at McGuire College she has dealt with a range of issues from pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted Infection testing, education and contraception. Suzanne has also been involved in our Year 9 Sexual Health education Program ‘Taking Care of Me’ for a number of years. Suzanne’s visits to the school are advertised in our student bulletin and students can self-refer or make an appointment with her through the well being team.

 

 

Mark Metcalf 

School Nursing Program  |  Shepparton High School (Mon/Thurs) & McGuire College (Tues/Fri)

Goulburn Area | NEVR | Regional Services Group

Department of Education and Training

A: 180 High St Shepparton 3630

M: 0419561198

E: [email protected]

Student Vaccine Program

Secondary School Vaccine Program for Year 7 & 10 students

 

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) and meningococcal A,C,W,Y. 

 

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 and 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 The City of Greater Shepparton 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 and 10 Victorian secondary students can receive these vaccines for free.

 

For further information please go to the following links:

 

If you have any queries about this matter please contact a member of our Student  Wellbeing, Engagement &  Agency (SWEA) Team on 5858 9800.

Contact Us

Principal Team

Brad Moyle - Principal

Anna Sloane - Assistant Principal: Year 7-9

Megan Michalaidis -Assistant Principal: Year 10 -12

Leadership Team

 

Carly Bostancioglu – Instructional Coach

Megan Dixon – eLearning Leader

Matt Koutroubas – Transition & Pathways Leader

Stacie Lundberg – Student Wellbeing,  Engagement & Agency

Paige Martin – Data & Assessment Leader

Sam Owen – Student Wellbeing, Engagement & Agency

Sharon Wagstaff – Business Manager

Year Level Leaders

Hannah Vibert -Year 7:

Kimberley Songberg - Year 8:

Julie Hannan - Year 9

Vince Branigan - Year 10

Georgie Schofield - Year 11

Nicole Craighead - Year 12

Careers

Lynda Bruce

McGuire College Newsletter
Lipp's.pdf
boost juice.pdf
Careers Expo.pdf
Boost Juice Team Members Wanted.pdf
VCE Careers Expo.pdf
Boost Juice Team Members Wanted.pdf
Expression of Interest.pdf
Family and Friends workshops.pdf
Xuno.pdf
Notice of Election.pdf
Parent Information.pdf
Parent Info Arabic.pdf
Parent Info Dari.pdf
Parent Nomination Form English.pdf
Parent Nomination Form Arabic.pdf
Parent Nomination Form Dari.pdf