Ann Stratford, Principal

As the school year draws to a close, I would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support of the College as we continue to strive for excellence to ensure our students have the best possible educational outcomes.  This year has been an exciting one for the College with the announcement of the $7 million building program which will being in 2019. 

I would like to wish all our students, parents, teachers and community members a very happy Christmas and a safe New Year and look forward to seeing you at the beginning of the 2019 academic year.

AWARDS NIGHT
I am looking forward to the Annual College Awards Night on Wednesday 19th December being held at the Karralyka Centre in Ringwood.  Invitations to recipients will be available on Compass next week.

END OF YEAR PROGRAM
The End of Year Program is an opportunity for all students from Year 7 to 10 to enjoy a range of activities, which will improve their personal development skills  Even if you haven’t signed up for one of the fantastic excursions there are great activities at the College.  I encourage all students to be involved and enjoy the End of Year Program.

Alternative attendance requirements:

Monday 10th December to enable Year 8 and 9 Course Confirmation.

Tuesday 11th December – Only school leaders and students assisting with Orientation Day for Year 7 (2019) are required to be at school during this day.

Wednesday 12th December – Students are not required at school on this day unless they are attending the Zoo Picnic.

EXAMS
I would like to congratulate all the Year 10 and 11 students for completing their exams.  This is an important stepping stone for students and it also a terrific learning experience for all involved.

VALEDICTORY DINNER

On Friday 23rd November, we said our final goodbyes to our Year 12 students.  The Valedictory Dinner was a wonderful night where each individual was recognised for their time at the College.

Congratulations to the following students who received Awards on the night.

Specialist Maths Joshua MacKay  
Chemistry Karl Voight  
Mathematics Methods    Joshua MacKay  
Further Mathematics    Megan O’Rorke  
Biology    Ally McNabb  
Psychology    Kellie Stevens (Yr11)
Physics Iliya Toghai  
English Megan O’Rorke  
Literature    Kiara Price (Yr 11) 
Accounting   Jarryd Chapman  
Business Management   Megan O’Rorke  
History revolutions Brandon Vanderlinde (Yr 11)
Legal Studies    Anja Siljander  
Studio Arts    Mikaelah Libbis  
Media Mikaelah Libbis  
Visual Communication Design  Mikaelah Libbis  
Music Performance Drew Hill  
Food Studies Stephanie DeVinceentis  
IT: Computing Kristopher Chapman (Yr 11)
Physical Education    Jack Schofield (Yr 11)
Health and Human Development Jemma Dunham  
Outdoor and Environmental Studies  Taylah McCowan (Yr 11)
VCAL A Aaron Fraser  
VCAL B Riley  Edwards  

 

CALTEX ALL-ROUNDER AWARD

The Caltex All-rounder is awarded to the student who has contributed to the College and who has demonstrated our values of Excellence, High Standards and Success.
We congratulate Tiani Welch-Phillips on being this year’s winner.

PTCA
I would like to thank the PTCA for the wonderful support they have given to our students over the past year.  The members under the leadership of Peter Philips has enabled the College to purchase a number of resources to support our educational program including a significant investment in the College’s fitness track which will be installed in the new year, musical equipment and bike education equipment.

YEAR 7 2019 ORIENTATION DAY
Our Orientation Day for our new Year 7 2019 students is on Tuesday 11th December.  This is an exciting day when we get to welcome our new Year 7s.  In advance, I would like to thank our Friendship Ambassadors for being part of this special day.

BEGINNING OF 2019
The College has two Professional Development days at the beginning of 2019; they will be on Tuesday 29th January and Wednesday 30th January.

Students in Year 7, 11 & 12 will commence on Thursday 31st January 2019

Years 8, 9, 10 students commence on Friday 1st February 2019. 

VCAL students commence on Monday 4th February 2019.

COLLEGE PHOTOS
In 2019 the College photos will be taken on Monday 11th February 2019.
More information will be sent to families early next year.

REPORTS
Parents/Guardians can access reports through Compass from 3.00pm on Friday 21st December 2018.

Ann Stratford