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Ann Stratford

Principal's Report

This term has certainly been jam packed with activities including:
• Our BATS production at the beginning of the term
• Information nights and course counselling
• The Winter Concert
• Winter Interschool Sports
• The Mount Buller school ski trip
• R U OK Day recognition
• The SRC Carnival
• Parent/Teacher Interviews

Year 12 Practice Exams
On Wednesday the English Practice Exams commenced for our Year 12 students and continue into the first week of the school holidays. These exams are the perfect learning opportunity for Year 12 students to begin in earnest the preparation for their final exams. Undertaking practice exams allows students to identify the areas where further study is required and confirms the areas within which they are competent. It provides feedback to staff regarding areas for future revision topics and activities. As practice tests ensure early revision and study occurs, rather than leaving this important revision to the last minute. Student results can be heavily impacted by fear or anxiety; practice exams can help reduce the anxiety caused by these assessments.

A reminder that both Year 10 and Year 11 exams occur mid Term 4. Holidays provide a perfect opportunity for students to ensure they are up to date and as prepared as possible prior to returning to Term 4.

Staff Changes
I would like to thank Mr Alexander Scott for the work he has undertaken at the College during Term 3. Alex has been a wonderful addition to our school during this term and has most certainly had a positive impact on student learning. We welcome back to the College in Term 4, Ms Ntina Delgas who resumes her work in the English Key Learning Area.

SRC Carnival Day
Whilst Tuesday 12th September was wet and dreary, the SRC Carnival still was a wonderful day for staff and students alike. Special thanks goes to Ms Cooper – SRC Liaison Teacher, Ben Donald Wilson – SRC President and all the SRC members for their wonderful organisation, hard work and dedication to this event. Each year this event grows. For me this year’s highlight was the joint student and staff band playing in the northern quadrangle.

I hope everyone has a well deserved break and enjoys their time recharging their batteries for Term 4.
Ann Stratford

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Captain Profile

Captain Profile

Jordan Blair Green House Captain

What do you hope to achieve this year in your role?
This year as Green House Middle School Captain I am hoping to gain some leadership experiences that will help me develop attributes that I can take into the working world outside of school such as organisation, time management, problem solving and thinking creatively and coming up with ideas that are outside of the box. I will also like to improve on my public speaking, I find it a lot harder to talk in front of students that you see every day at school than to talk to people that you will never see again. In addition, I would like to be recognised within the school from both students and teachers as a friendly and easy approaching person that can help you.

Who is a leader that you admire and why do you admire them?
A leader that I admire is Steve Smith, the Captain of the Australian Cricket team. He makes sure that everyone in his team is playing at their best ability, pushing them to their limits while also dealing with any problems within the team. Making sure that he gets around to everyone in his team, caring for every single one of them and yet still hitting centuries himself out in the middle of the ground representing his country at the highest level. I just find it hard to believe that he can put every one of his teammates and coaches before himself and still be one of the best batsman in the world at the highest level of competition against the best players in the world. UNBELIEVABLE!!

What are some of my goals for the future?
A couple of goals I have set myself to achieve are to work and study hard this semester and achieve a high distinction award at the end of the year. Another goal is to get more interactive with the people in my home group that I don’t really know well and get to know them better.

Final sentence for readers
You are not going to get anywhere tomorrow, unless you put in the hard yards today.

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2018 China Tour

2018 China Tour

We have had a very good response so far to our student trip to China in November 2018.
At the parent Information Night there was great attendance and enthusiasm.
If you are interested in knowing more but missed the information night please do not hesitate to contact John Nichol at the College on 9727 8100 or email nichol.john.j@edumail.vic.gov.au as soon as possible to express your interest.


John Nichol
China Tour Organiser

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Duke of Ed Camp Training

Duke of Ed Camp Training

On Monday 11th September, the Year 9 Duke of Ed team completed a large training session at the Kokoda Memorial Walk (1000 Steps) in Upper Ferntree Gully.  We saw some outstanding efforts and are all looking forward to our 3 day Hike/Camp in Week 4, Term 4.

Luke McCormick
Duke of Ed Coordinator 

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Year 7 Forces in Structures Excursion

Year 7 Forces in Structures Excursion

Students in Year 7 had a great day out combining Science and Maths skills while visiting the city exploring forces. Here are comments from students who attended the excursion.

“ I liked it because we explored the forces applied to everyday objects and we talked about architecture”.

 “ I enjoyed getting out of the classroom and exploring the city for the day. The building structures were very interesting”.

 Denise Raven – Teacher in Charge

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Library news

Library News

Recently the College celebrated Book Week. In celebrating Book Week, the school became a giant Where’s Wally, with students finding him and our 10 most popular books, hiding around the school. Congratulations to our winners. Watch out for more Book Week celebrations, including our annual Bake Off and Scholastic Book Fair in conjunction with the Showcase Night on October 20th.

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Masterclasses

Masterclasses

Mooroolbark College is proud of its strong VCE Network which offers students state of the art Masterclasses from experts in each subject field. This week the Masterclasses started with Biology, English, Media and Outdoor Education and Environmental Studies and concludes on the 15th October with Business Management and Psychology. Many of the presenters are experienced VCE teacher, lecturer, authors and Chief Exam Assessor. We encourage all Unit 3/4 students and teachers to attend as many of these sessions as possible. Tickets are available for students online www.trybooking.com/306899 or payable on the day at the door.  

GRANT OLARENSHAW
Assistant Principal
VCE Coordinator

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Calendar Term Four 2017

Calendar Term Four 2017

College Office Hours

MONDAY- THURSDAY: 8.15AM- 4.00PM
FRIDAY 8.15AM - 3.30 PM 

 

 

October
Tuesday 10th Education Meeting (6pm)
Resources Meeting (7pm)
PTCA Meeting (7pm)
Friday 13th Zone Athletics (interschool sports)
Tuesday 17th College Council (7pm)
Wednesday 18th YELLOW HOUSE Assembly (during HG)
Thursday 19th Immunisations Yr 7
Yr 11 Psychology Excursion
Yr 7 Showcase Night (7pm)
Monday 23rd Yr 12 Final Assembly (10.30am)
Tuesday 24th Celebration Day
T20 Yr 7 and 8 girls cricket cup
Community Relations (4.30pm)
Friday 27th Free Dress day
Tuesday 31st Gr 5 all-rounder day
SRC whole school election
November
Wednesday 1st YEAR 12 EXAMS WED 1ST – 24TH NOV
Tuesday 7th MELBOURNE CUP
Wednesday 8th YR 11 EXAMS 8TH NOV – 14TH NOV
Tuesday 14th Education (6pm)
Resources (7pm)
Wednesday 15th Yr 12 2018 Course Confirmation (VCE & VCAL)
Friday 17th Pre-Orientation day
Monday 20th Yr 12 VCAL 2018 Orientation day
Tuesday 21st German Heritage Tour information night (7pm T Block)
College Council (7pm)
Wednesday 22nd Year 10 exams 22nd -28th
Thursday 23rd VALEDICTORY DINNER (6pm)
Monday 27th Yr 7 parent information night
ASELL Day 
CAMBODIA Tour 2017 26th Nov -10th Dec
Tuesday 28th Community Relations (4.30pm)
Wednesday 29th General Assembly
Thursday 30th Yr 11 Course Confirmation 2018 (VCE & VCAL)
Christmas Concert (7pm – A3/A4)
December
Friday 1st Yr 11 VCAL 2018 orientation day
Yr 7 Rookie Band Workshop Lilydale Heights SC (9am- 3pm)
Tuesday 5th PTCA (7pm)
Wednesday 6th VET Orientation day
Thursday 7th Yr 10 Course Confirmation 2018 3pm – 7pm
Friday 8th Yr 9/10 picnic day
EAST COAST TOUR 8-14TH DEC
Monday 11th Yr 8-9 Course Confirmation 2018 (No Yr 7 or 8 classes) 11am – 7pm
Tuesday 12th Grade 6 Orientation
C.S. Celebration
Thursday 14th SRC AGM
Tuesday 19th AWARDS NIGHT (7pm)
Friday 22nd Accelerus Report available for parents 3pm
Final day of 2017

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Community Circle

Community Circle

Mooroolbark College is committed to supporting our local community, below are notices from our community:

Entertainment Memberships
Light The Night community event 
Yarra Ranges Athletics club
Scholastic Book Sale
Curves Gym Offer
Kilsyth Cricket Club
Mayors Big Day Out
Candlebark Community Nursery Sale
Danielle Sargent Photography
Anglicare Victoria

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.
With Christmas coming soon, it’s a perfect time to buy your Entertainment Membership or as a great gift idea.

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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Light The Night community event

Light the Night is the Leukaemia Foundation’s annual fundraising event that helps light the way for people with blood cancer and is to be held again at Lillydale Lake on Friday 29th September with registration starting at 5.00pm.

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Yarra Ranges Athletics club

Run - Jump - Throw: Too easy!!
Our club is unique with members from 5yo to 105 yo (not quite but maybe one day), competing across both the Little Athletics Victoria (juniors) and Athletics Victoria (shield) competitions.
Our all-weather venue in Mt Evelyn is a picturesque location for athletes of all abilities to enjoy sport. A low cost registration covers 12 months of competition, including Cross Country in the winter. With a focus on participation, skills development and personal best efforts, we are looking forward to another Summer of great athletics.

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Scholastic Book Sale

FILL A BOX FOR $40!
A large selection of children’s books will be 50% off RRP* including, picture and chapter books, novels and activity items, nonfiction books and popular authors. PLUS, fill a box for $40 from a selected range of books (see below for more information). Stock will be replenished every day! *Some exclusions apply.
Open to public: (note new days and times)
Thursday 21 September: 3.30pm–6pm
Friday 22 September: 8am–5pm
Saturday 23 September: 8am–2pm 
Scholastic Warehouse 9 – 11 Northern Road Heidelberg West 3081
It’s easy to buy! You can pay by: EFTPOS | CREDIT CARD (MASTERCARD & VISA) | CASH

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Curves Gym Offer

Offering ladies a $1 joining fee, giving ladies a great opportunity to come and see what our facilities are.

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Kilsyth Cricket Club

It’s time for milo in2cricket program for boys and girls aged 5 to 9 to learn the skills of the game.
Every Friday commencing 10th November 2017 from 4.00pm to 5.15pm.

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Kilsyth Cricket Club wants you!!
Come join the Redbacks for the 2017/18 season
Players needed for u10, u12, u14 & u16 teams

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Mayors Big Day Out 

You're invited to a day for everyone! Celebrating and showcasing our Yarra Ranges Community, Sturday 7 October.

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Candlebark Community Nursery

Candlebark Community Nursery is having a Plant Sale in October. 

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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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Anglicare Victoria

Due to circumstances beyond their control, some children can no longer live with their birth family. Their experiences have left them frustrated and confused about where they belong. The children need to feel part of a family that can provide them with love, encouragement and support. Can you help them?

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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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