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— TC2018-2021: Our Vision

Next Week @ TC 11/5/2018

To the TC Community,

This week we were privileged to have a visitor to the school in the form of Laurie Ewert-Krocker. Laurie is one of the foremost prominent Montessori experts in the world and was visiting TC ahead of us holding a Montessori Adolescent training course in January 2019. Laurie held a talk for parents in our PAC on Thursday in which she spoke about what are those qualities that demonstrate that someone has reached maturity. It was interesting to listen to these and link them to those skills that we are looking to develop in SSDP. The key one that stood out to me was the quality of "agency". The type of agency that we try to foster and encourage to develop here @ TC is one where young people know that they have the ability to make a difference. They have more than just a voice in that they are able to make change happen for the better of others. I feel that all too often society focuses on the negatives around the behaviours of young people, rather than looking to celebrate and share the good work that young people can do. As part of SSDP all students should be undertaking a social justice project, where they are looking to make a difference, whether it be by raising awareness of something that matters to them, or by physical actions. It is this sense of agency that we will continue to look to help young people @ TC develop.

This weeks Announcements:

  • Changed traffic conditions during the day
  • Information on Respectful Relationships Program running @ TC
  • VCE Attendance 2018 for Unit 1 and 3
  • Sports Update
  • NAPLAN - Taking place next week
  • Student Consultation Session taking place next week

Last weeks Announcements

  • TC Hoodies - Orders Close This Evening
  • NAPLAN
  • Attendance
  • Chicken Pox
  • College Council 2018
  • Collection of Student Mobile Numbers
  • Sports Update
  • TC Facebook

Previous Weeks Relevant Announcements:

  • Hoodie Round 2 Update
  • Information on how to withdraw from NAPLAN
  • College Council Correction
  • Students on College Council - A reminder
  • Sports Update
  • New Head of House Announcement
  • Updated Getting to know TC Document
  • New Hoodie Order
  • Student Positions on College Council

This weeks Announcements

Changed Traffic Conditions on School Grounds During the Day

Due to the amount of traffic moving through the school during the day we are changing the traffic conditions after the peak times for drop off and pick up.

Cars will not be able to exit through the back gate onto Ridgeway Street and Dellfield Drive between the times of 9:00am and 3:00pm. All cars will be required to exit at these times by the Front Entrance at Cypress Avenue. We will still operate our one way system at peak times for drop off and pick up.

This change has been made in order to enhance the safety of students when moving around the College. We would also like to remind all members of the community that we have a 10km/h speed limit on our grounds.

Student Survey for Respectful Relationships Evaluation

All TC students have been invited to take part in a survey as part of the state-wide evaluation of Respectful Relationships. This is because Templestowe College is participating in the Respectful Relationships initiative. 

Victoria’s Respectful Relationships initiative supports school leaders, teachers and our school communities to promote and model respect and gender equality – and to teach our children how to build healthy relationships, and develop resilience and confidence. As part of the Respectful Relationships initiative schools are supported to take a whole school approach to embedding a culture of respect and equality across our entire school community. 

As part of an evaluation of the program, students are invited to complete a short survey in class. The purpose of the survey is to test the impact of Respectful Relationships and allow students to provide feedback on the program. 

I have attached further information on the survey, and an opt-out consent form. If you would not like your child to participate in the survey, please complete and return the opt-out consent form to the General Office. Regardless of whether you return the form, your child will be able to choose to not participate in the survey, and can choose to stop participating in the survey at any time. 

If you have any questions, you can contact Wes Pfitzner or Chloe Hancock via email. wpf@tc.vic.edu.au or cha@tc.vic.edu.au

Please ensure that the opt out form is returned to the General office by Thursday the 17th May, students will complete the 20 minute survey during SSDP on Friday 18th May.

If you would like to know more about the program, please read the information sheet which provides details about the survey and the Respectful Relationship Initiative.

Regards,

Wes Pfitzner

Head of House

Visual Arts Team Member & Respectful Relationships Leader

 

VCE Attendance 2018 for Unit 1 & 3

 Please note that the deadline for meeting the 90% attendance requirements in VCE are different for Unit 1 and Unit 3:

  • Students in a Unit 3 subject are required to meet the 90% attendance level by the end of 1 June 2018
  • Students in a Unit 1 subject are required to meet the 90% attendance level by the end of 15 June 2018

All ‘S’ outcomes at VCE are subject to meeting the 90% attendance requirement.

Matthew Daly

Assistant Principal

Sports Update

 MON- Lunchtime AFL training (oval), Table tennis training (S- wing), Badminton training (Sports Centre)

TUES-  Lunchtime Soccer training (Sports Centre)

THURS: Lunchtime Netball training (Sports Centre)

21st May- Community Colour Run (details on compass)

NAPLAN

Please note that NAPLAN takes place next week. There has been information sent to all parents through Compass and through these weekly announcements about the withdrawal process for those taking it. For those taking the tests we encourage you to try your best in these tests to make the most of the time that you spending on them. Remember one of our unwritten ground rules about how we do things, in that if we are doing things, we always try to do them to the best of our ability.

Student Consultation Session

On Monday there will be a student consultation session. Those students selected will look at some of the subject proposals for 2019 to give feedback on the suggestions. Students will be told if they have been selected for the sessions when they arrive at SSDP on Monday.

Last Weeks Announcements

TC Hoodies - Order closing tonight

Did you miss out ordering a hoodie??? DO IT NOW

The order has been re-opened to Friday as some staff and students have missed out. This this your LAST CHANCE. Due to many colours not having enough orders please only order NAVY  in the stripped arm and NAVY and TEAL in the large ‘Templestowe College’ Front.

Are you thinking of ordering a hoodie?? Now is the time to ACT! We need more orders to go through, so encourage your friends and if you haven’t paid YOU NEED TO, to ensure your order is counted.

As the weather gets colder this will definitely be a great addition to your wardrobe! Please find link below with new designs available. Each design needs a total of 25 orders or higher to go ahead. If you order a design that has less orders we can swap the colour or design to a different option or you can receive a refund.

When creating an account please us the students name so it is easy to hand them out when they get to school. We have a complete size range at school to try options on located in the Resource Centre. Please see Sophie to try a size on. These will cost around $69

Link https://shop.reformclothing.com/join/fq2008

Design options available are Navy and Teal

Happy shopping 😊

NAPLAN

A reminder that we have NAPLAN approaching in the next few weeks. Please see the announcement below if you would like to withdraw your child due to Philosophical reasons. All students at Enrty and the equivalent of Entry two years ago must sit NAPLAN unless they have withdrawn through the appropriate ways.

Attendance

Notification from the DET re; Unexplained Absences from School

All government schools must contact parents/carers on the same day of an unexplained student absence

From the end of Term 2, all Victorian government schools must contact parents/carers as soon as practicable on the same day of an unexplained student absence.

This requirement supports student safety and wellbeing. Schools need to know when and why a child is absent, and parents/carers need to know if their child is not at school. Prompt communication also promotes daily school attendance.

Parents and carers must notify the school of their child’s absence as soon as possible on the day of absence using the school’s preferred method, including online, by telephone or by email.

 Schools and parents working together

Building positive and collaborative relationships through clear communications with parents/carers is critical to the successful implementation of the same-day notification requirement. 

The responsibility needs to be underpinned by a shared understanding and expectations about the procedures for monitoring, recording and follow-up of student attendance as outlined in the school’s attendance policy. Anybody wishing to know more can contact Matthew Daly by email (mdal@tc.vic.edu.au).

Working in partnership, below sets out the responsibilities of TC and families in helping to co-manage individual student attendance.

The school’s responsibilities:

  • Notify parents/carers

The school must notify parents and carers as soon as practicable on the same day of an unexplained absence. This should occur in the morning to allow time for the parent or carer to respond.

Schools can choose how they advise parents and carers based on their local context – for example by email, push notification via downloaded app, SMS or phone call.

  • Follow-up where required

At times the parent or carer may not be able to be reached because the school does not have their correct contact details. In this instance, the school should attempt to make contact with any emergency contact/s nominated on the child’s file held by the school, where possible, on the same day of the unexplained absence.

  • Record student absences data

Schools are required to record or transpose absence data in CASES21, eCASES or a third-party software that is compatible with CASES21. Schools using third-party software are required to import attendance data into CASES21 each month.

The parent/carer’s responsibilities:

  • Inform the school of the reason for all absences

Reasons for absences can be provided by logging into Compass, calling the school reception (9850-6333) or by emailing the School Attendance Officer, Sjin Kim (ski@tc.vic.edu.au)

Chicken pox

Please see below information on a confirmed case of Chicken Pox @ TC.

TC COLLEGE COUNCIL 2018

Please find below information on our 2018 College Council

Collection of Student Mobile Numbers

As part of SSDP today we collected all student mobile phone numbers. This is a process that we carry out every year to ensure that we have up to date records. This process is carried out not only for student safety, but mainly so that we are able to communicate with students through SMS should we need to. There is a more in depth explanation contained within the email sent to students, including what we do with the numbers collected and who has access to them. I would like to emphasise that these phone numbers are only accessible by members of staff @ TC, all of whom have signed our Child Safe Code of Conduct. Please encourage your students to complete this online form so that we can continue to collect all students phone numbers.

Sports Update

MON- Lunchtime AFL training (oval), Table tennis training (S- wing), Badminton training (Sports Centre)

TUES- Senior Interschool Sport Competition (hockey & basketball)

            Lunchtime Soccer training (Sports Centre)

THURS: Lunchtime Netball training (Sports Centre)

21st May- Community Colour Run (details on compass)

TC Facebook

A reminder that we have a very active Facebook page. This is one of the best methods for being able to see some of the great things that are happening here @ TC. 

Previous Relevant announcements

TC Hoodie Round 2 Update

Are you thinking of ordering a hoodie?? Now is the time to ACT! We need more orders to go through, so encourage your friends and if you haven’t paid YOU NEED TO, to ensure your order is counted.

As the weather gets colder this will definitely be a great addition to your wardrobe! Please find link below with new designs available. Each design needs a total of 25 orders or higher to go ahead. If you order a design that has less orders we can swap the colour or design to a different option or you can receive a refund.

When creating an account please us the students name so it is easy to hand them out when they get to school. We have a complete size range at school to try options on located in the Resource Centre. Please see Sophie to try a size on. The hoodies will cost around $69 each.

This order will close on Monday 30th April. This is to ensure that hoodies will be delivered by the 1st week of term 3.

Link https://shop.reformclothing.com/join/fq2008

Please see design options below in NEW colour PINK. Other colours available are Navy, Teal, Red, Purple and Green

Pink 1.jpg

Information on how to withdraw from Naplan

As a Department of Education and Training (DET) school, all students in Entry and who were the equivalent of Entry two years ago are required to sit NAPLAN tests taking place shortly. Guidelines set to us do state that parents are allowed to withdraw their child from the NAPLAN tests due to philosophical reasons. In order to do this you need to request to withdraw from NAPLAN. If your child does not arrive to the NAPLAN tests without a withdrawal form, we are required as a school to then ask the student to sit the NAPLAN test at a later date.

If you wish to withdraw your child from the NAPLAN tests, you must do so using the form below. We ask that you do this in a timely manner so that we can process the appropriate forms. Please click on the link below for more information.

Student Positions of College Council

A reminder that we have two positions for students on College Council. Information on this is below in last weeks messages.

SPORTS UPDATE

Congratulations to Gold community who won the athletics on Monday.  Also well done to the following students who won the aged champions for the day:

-Lachlan ATTARD, Matilda BROUGHAM, Cooper SIKKES, Dyani ANANIEV, Charlie VINEN, Maddi DAOUD, Finn ENDRIES, Ruby ADDISON, Diago WAIN, Greta BALDACCI, Jack SADLER, Chloe GORING.

Sports training for week 3 will be as follows:

MON: Badminton (sports centre) and table tennis (S wing) AFL (oval)

TUES: Soccer (sports centre)

THURS: Girls Netball (sports centre)

New Head of House to Replace Beth Wigg

It is with great pleasure that I would like to announce that the new Head of House, replacing Beth Wigg, is Stevenson Knight. Stevenson is currently working with Veronica Pender and Ceri Davies to take part in a handover of the role to ensure a smooth transition. Stevensons details can be found in the "Getting to Know TC Document".

Getting to Know TC Document

Please find below an updated version of the getting to know TC document. This has been updated with new staff to the school for term 2 as well. Please be aware that this is a big file when you download it.

New Hoodie Order

Hi all,

Thank you all for interest in the school hoodies. As the weather gets colder this will definitely be a great addition to your wardrobe! Please find link below with new designs available. Each design needs a total of 25 orders or higher to go ahead. If you order a design that has less orders we can swap the colour or design to a different option or you can receive a refund.

When creating an account please us the students name so it is easy to hand them out when they get to school. We have a complete size range at school to try options on located in the Resource Centre. Please see Sophie to try a size on.

This order will close in 11 days the 30th of April. This is to ensure that hoodies will be delivered by the 1st week of term 3.

Link https://shop.reformclothing.com/join/fq2008

Please see design options below in NEW colour PINK. Other colours available are Navy, Teal, Red, Purple and Green

Pink 1.jpg
Pink 2.jpg

 

Happy shopping 😊

STUDENT POSITIONS ON COLLEGE COUNCIL

From 2018 all Victorian government secondary school councils must conduct their Student member school council election process. There are two positions available. The attached documents provide information on the roles and responsibilities of this new category.

Student members of school council will have the same role and responsibilities as other council members, including full voting rights.

Student members will be expected to prepare for and attend all council meetings, in line with the requirements for school councillors.

If you want to nominate yourself or another student for one of the two student positions please see Peter Ellis.

Have a good weekend,

Peter

Peter Ellis

Principal

Templestowe College