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Ann Stratford

Principal Report

Even though we are drawing to a close to Semester One, there is still a lot happening around the College.

WORK EXPERIENCE

On Monday 26th June, Year 10 students will commence their Work Experience block and I wish them all the best. This is an exciting experience for students who often have not experienced the work place. It provides an opportunity to experience specific careers and they find out what it's like to work a 9 to 5 week and to extend themselves as young adults. I can promise, that by the end of the week, students will be ready for a rest.

YEAR 10 PATHWAYS DAY

The Year 10 Pathways Day was held on Tuesday 20th June. Thank you to Mr McCormick and to the entire Pathways Team for organising a wonderful day for the Year 10 students. Students were involved in a number of sessions across the day to focus their understanding of the various pathway options in preparation for course selection in Term 3.

YEAR 8 GERMAN CUCKOO RESTAURANT AND CHINA BAR EXCURSIONS –
THURSDAY 29TH JUNE

Our Year 8 students are waiting for the annual Languages cultural excursion, with anticipation. On Friday 30th June many of our students and staff will be enjoying lunch at either the Cuckoo Restaurant or the China Bar Restaurant. Food is a wonderful way of developing a greater understanding of different cultures.

REPORTS

Teachers are currently finishing the Mid Year Reports. These will be provided to parents/guardians and students via Compass on Monday 3rd July. In order to access these you will need your Compass log on. If you have forgotten your log on details, please contact the College on 9727 8100 before the end of term and we will be able to assist you.

PUPIL FREE DAY

A reminder that Monday 17th July is a Pupil Free Day. Students are not required at the College. Students are to return for the start of Term 3 on Tuesday 18th July.

YEAR 9 2018 INFORMATION NIGHT

Students will be required to make decisions about the courses they intend studying in 2018. The Year 9 2018 Information Night will be held on Thursday 20th July 2017. Information will be posted to current Year 8 parents/guardians next week.

Ann Stratford

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College Captain

College Captain

Captains profile: Chloe Neagle Yellow House Captain

What do you hope to achieve this year in your role?
When I applied to be a Yellow House Captain, I wanted to make sure that I was approachable. I just wanted to be someone that anyone could come up to and have a chat, and it’s going really well. I’ve gotten to know a lot of the kids in Yellow House and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. The main thing that I wanted to achieve however as a House Captain, was to show that you don’t have to be athletic at all to be in the role, and it’s your enthusiasm that counts.

Who is a leader that you admire and why do you admire them?
One of the people that I admire most is actually a student at this school. I have known her since we were little kids and at a very young age she had to suffer the horrific loss of her parents. Her family took her in, only to force her out again in her teens. Despite everything she has been through in her life, all the adversity and heartache, she still comes to school every day with a smile on her face. She is the most independent, remarkable and bubbly person I know and I respect her so much for that. She may not be a famous leader, but she is certainly a role model of mine.

What are some of your future goals?
My biggest goal at the moment is to go to university to study medicine next year. I always loved science and anatomy and as a kid I wanted to become a doctor so I could help my sick Nan. I hope to get into the field of medical research so I can help develop vaccines and cures for diseases, and make my Nan proud.

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NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week

Whilst it is officially celebrated the first week in July, the College is acknowledging NAIDOC Week during the last week of Term Two. This week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and to recognise the contributions that indigenous Australians make to our country and society.

This year’s theme is: Our Languages Matter

In Home Group students will participate in an Indigenous Trivia Quiz, which will put their knowledge of Aboriginal culture and language to the test. At the General Assembly Daniel Miller and Tanikka Martin, Green House Captains, will speak to students and staff about the significance of NAIDOC Week. During lunchtime on both Tuesday and Thursday there will be a multi-media presentation in the Library showcasing the Who We Are: Brave New Clan short film which features six exceptional young Australians who share what Indigenous culture means to them today in contemporary urban Australia. The NAIDOC Week display in the Library will include an Indigenous Wall of Fame, the Synopsis of 25 Recommended Indigenous Films and an introduction to the local Aboriginal Woiwurrung language.

Judith Patten
Koorie Education Mentor Co-ordinator

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Year 10 Pathways Day

Year 10 Pathways Day

As part of the Year 10 Pathways Program Day 2017, we welcomed guest speakers from Victoria and Deakin Universities and Box Hill Institute (TAFE). We also had a final special guest speaker, Cam Greenwood. Cam is a local from the Mooroolbark area, who founded the very successful Monsta Surf company. Cam inspired us to 'LIVE WITHOUT LIMITS', 'FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS WITHOUT FEAR' and 'LIVE PASSIONATELY' in every moment.

Luke McCormick
Pathways Advisor

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Eastern Region Cross Country

Eastern Region Cross Country

On Tuesday 20th June, we had 30 students compete at Yarra Glen Racecourse for the Eastern Region Cross Country. It is an incredible achievement to qualify for this stage and we were strongly represented. It was not your usual cross country conditions, as the sun was shining and little wind to deal with. A highlight of the day was our team event, they won a Bronze Medal in the 15 year old Male team. This age group had 8 students running and worked well together on the course to get each other over the line.
Congratulations to Thomas Sheridan who finished first and Thomas Hardstaff who finished second who have qualified for the State Championships which will be held at Bundoora Park on July 20th 2017.
Well done to the following students on their impressive results at the championships:
Male 17– 20:  Kyle Sheridan
Male 16:  Tom Hardstaff,   Arnold Tan, Tyler Jones
Female 17-20:  Ashleigh Ledwidge,  Brook Roberts
Female 16: Cassie Mullens,  Ashlinn Walker,  Makayla Wilson
Male 15: Tom Sheridan 1st,  Flynn Addicott, Sean Todd,  Fraser Sheridan,  Trent Bendle,  Bradley Flack,  Nathan Rancie,  Aaron Huang
Male 14:  Baylen Edwards,  Connor Wilson,  Mitchell Tampion,  Aidan Gasson,  Jae Macdonald
Female 14: Forum Patel
Male 12–13:  Harley Rickard,  Wiliaml Ellis,  Jack Dowdle
Female 12–13: Courtney Deery,  Ashlee Charlton,  Jayde Deery

Lachlan Mann & Zac Parr
Interschool sports Coordinators

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Duke of Ed Warburton Ride

Duke of Ed Warburton Ride

On Monday 19th June, our Year 9 Duke of Ed team rode 32km from Mt Evelyn to Warburton along the beautiful Warburton Trail. We saw amazing scenery, teamwork and some sore legs. We had an awesome day!

Luke McCormick
Duke of Ed Coordinator

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Year 12 Social 2017

Year 12 Social 2017

On Thursday 15th June, the Year 12A VCAL Class organised the Year 12 Social for both VCE and VCAL students. As a part of their Personal Development Skills class they had to arrange the whole night from start to finish including choosing the venue, hiring a DJ, hiring a photographer, organizing food, inviting staff and much much more.

The social is a great opportunity for all Year 12 students to let their hair down mid-year and is the main fundraiser for their Celebration Day held at the end of the year.

This year’s social was a great success with over 125 students attending.

The night commenced at 7.00pm and by 7.30 the dance floor was rocking and it was not until the music stopped that the dance floor was empty (I am sure that there were plenty of sore feet on Friday). The ladies looked spectacular in a range of different formal dresses and all the boys looked as equally fabulous all dressed up in their suits and ties.

The students were exceptionally well behaved and all enjoyed the night immensely.

Thank you to the staff who attended on the night and helped out with supervising and socializing with all the students.

Nicki Davis
VCE, VASS, VCAL, VET & Pathways Administrator 

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PTCA Fundraising

PTCA Fundraising

Through participation in the Dough Raiser Program, Bakers Delight Chirnside Park will donate 5% when parents/teachers/students from Mooroolbark College buy bread at Bakers Delight Chirnside Park. .

How will it work? It’s very simple: 
When you shop at Bakers Delight Chirnside Park, simply mention to the sales assistant that you are a parent/teacher/child from Mooroolbark College and they will record your purchase.

We thank Bakers Delight Chirnside Park for supporting our local community.

P.T.C.A. Committee

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Community Circle

Community Circle

Mooroolbark College is committed to supporting our local community, below are the notices to assist in keeping up to date with:
Entertainment Memberships
Maroondah Careers Group Expo 
Futsal Oz, Mt Evelyn
Eastern Ranges (AFL) School Holiday Camps
Danielle Sargent Photography

Mooroolbark College PTCA is raising funds. Here's how you can help...

Support our fundraising by buying the NEW 2017 | 2018 Entertainment Membership.Everyone who has purchased a 2017/18 book and those that do in the months of June and July have the chance to win one nights accommodation staying at the Star Sydney, The Astral Tower and Residence. With school hoildays coming up it is a great opportunity to save $s.

Entertainment Memberships are filled with hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and you'll be helping our fundraising at the same time!

Buy from us NOW!

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Maroondah Careers Group Expo 

Visit the BoxHill Institute Lilydale Campus on Tuesday August 1st for your opportunity to meet and speak with a wide range of choices for your future career. 

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Futsal Oz, Mt Evelyn

At Futsal Oz, we are passionate about young people playing sport and getting active.
School Holiday Program - Get the kids kicking these holidays|
Futsal Oz is pleased to offer our school holiday program
We teach the fundamentals such a;

• Passing both short and long distances;

• Ball control;

• Learning to stop and trap the ball; and

• Shooting at targets.

Our coaches are enthusiastic and have lots of games to ensure all kids get involved.  The sessions run from 9am - 3.30pm.
For more information visit www.futsaloz.com.au

Eastern Ranges (AFL) School Holiday Camps

The Eastern Ranges are once again holding July School Holidays football programs for boys aged 12-15 (14 July) and girls in high school (7 July)! The program provides participants with the opportunity to train like a TAC Cup player and see what it takes to become an AFL player! Players are put through an AFL Draft Combine style fitness test and receive their individual results. For more information visit www.easternrangesprograms.com 

Danielle Sargent Photography

Looking for a photographer to capture special memories of the family, newborn, glamour, portfoilio or event?  Contact Danielle Sargent 

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Partnership with The Professionals Real Estate

Partnership with The Professionals Real Estate

Mooroolbark College has recently developed a partnership with The Professionals Real Estate – Mooroolbark through former student, Regina Atkinson.

On behalf of The Professionals Real Estate – Mooroolbark, a donation of $500 will be made to Mooroolbark College for every house sold through the Mooroolbark College community. If you are considering selling your home, Regina can be contacted on 0417 565 624 and mention that you belong to the Mooroolbark College community.

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Calendar Term Two 2017

Calendar Term Two 2017

College Office Hours

MONDAY- THURSDAY: 8.15AM- 4.00PM

FRIDAY: 8.15AM- 3.30PM

 

Term Two 2017

 Monday 26th June – Friday 30th June

- Recognition of NAIDOC Week
- Year 10 Work Experience

Tuesday 27th June
- Community Relations Meeting 4.30pm

Friday 30th June
- Last day Term 2 -  2.30pm finish

Monday 3rd July 
- Reports available to Parents/ Guardians 

Term Three 2017

Monday 17th July
- Professional Development Day
- Students not required at College 

Tuesday 18th July
- Term 3 begins for students 

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