NATIONAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM – LITERACY AND NUMERACY (NAPLAN)
NAPLAN is the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy. These tests are given each year to students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 and measure their knowledge and skills in literacy and numeracy. NAPLAN also provides valuable information to teachers about student achievement, which is used to support and enhance the teaching and learning program. It is essential that all Year 7 and 9 students attend school on Tuesday 14th May to Thursday 16th May. Any student who is absent on the test days will have the opportunity to do their tests on another day.
Our School Captains Jordan Daniels and Bethany Shegog represented the College at Hookey Park in Mooroolbark on Thursday 25th April to commemorate Anzac Day. All our Captains represented the College with pride and dignity. We are very proud of them.
Jordan also gave an address at the Bimbadeen Heights Primary School ANZAC Day Assembly on Wednesday 24th April where he spoke about his reflections on ANZAC Day. Again he represented the College well.
Our Open Night was held on Thursday 2nd May. It was a great opportunity to celebrate the outstanding work being undertaken by our students. We had large number of prospective students and their parents/guardians attend the evening. I would like to thank all the staff members for making the evening so successful and the School Council and PTCA members for their support on the evening. Particularly I would like to thank the students who assisted on the evening and represented the College.
COLLEGE ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
I would like to thank Lachie Mann for his organisation of the Athletics Carnival held on Monday 6th May. The day ran smoothly with a large number of students participating. Our College and House Captains were outstanding in supporting their houses and participating in all events. I want to thank all the staff, for their enthusiasm and encouragement of students.
YEAR 9 TASMANIA & YEAR 10 CENTRAL AUSTRALIA TOURS
The Year 9 and 10 students have returned from their Tasmania Tour and Central Australia Camps. I am very grateful for the teachers who committed themselves to ensuring the camps ran smoothly and the students had an outstanding learning experience. It was clear that from the reports I received that the students certainly had an exciting adventure. Thank you to our camp leaders Mr. Jordan Van Keulen and his team and Mrs. Jodie Tilley, Mrs. Janet Whitby and their teams for their organisation of two wonderful camps.
YEAR 10 & 11 EXAMS
The Year 10 and 11 students will be sitting their exams from Monday 3rd June to Thursday 13th June and the Unit 3 & 4 students will be sitting the GAT on Wednesday 12th June 2019. In preparation for their exams, students should be completing at least 2-3 hours of study each night. It is important that all students take these exams seriously and prepare well. We expect students to apply themselves and achieve the best possible results.
PUPIL FREE DAY
Reminder that Friday 14th June is a Report Writing day and students are not required at the College on this day.
Our Sister School Wujiang Senior School will visit Mooroolbark College between 2nd August to 8th August. We are urgently looking for a number of host families to provide accommodation for our lovely guests. It is an opportunity for our students and families to learn about and share with each other our different cultures. For each guest you host, you will receive a $200 reimbursement to cover the living costs.
If you are interested in getting more information, please Contact Miss Tan or Mr Nichol at the College on 9727 8100.
MAY 18TH – POLLING DAY
Mooroolbark College is a polling place for the federal election on Saturday 18th May. On this day Bimbadeen Heights Primary School will be running a sausage sizzle and Bimbadeen Pre School will be running a cake stall. This is a wonderful opportunity to support both these two local communities. There will also be coffee available for purchase on the day.