TC 2018-2021 Vision: To co-create high quality learning experiences within an inclusive and supportive community

To the TC Community,

Today @ TC we held a staff professional development training day based around several of our 2020 priority areas. Every Victorian Department of Education school holds 4 student free days per year and this was one of ours. One of the main topics covered were around our 2019 reporting, and what it will look like at the end of Semester based upon feedback collected all year from staff, students and parent, and also looking at the format of the WASHI and reports for 2020.

Another topic covered was our schools Expanded Measures of Success (EMS). As a school community we are very aware that we are about more than just the traditional measures of success such as NAPLAN scores and VCE scores. All schools are very aware that if we only concentrated on just these measures then we would be failing in educating the young people in our schools. @TC we have developed a set of criteria around what skills we believe students should be developing. These skills, which are normally referred to as transferable skills, have been developed using all of the latest research around enterprise skills, employability skills, curriculum general capabilities and many other frameworks based on this latest research.

Todays session focused on what will these measures look like for students and how will we support students with the development of these skills through their time @ TC. This is a very exciting development for not just our own students, but also for education in general as we look to be able to support students beyond the traditional measures of NAPLAN and VCE scores. We look forward to updating you further with this exciting project.

On another note, please keep an eye out for your opportunity for parents to give your feedback on our “Connect” program. We have now finished collecting student feedback on our program and are moving onto collecting feedback from parents as we look to design what TC looks like in 2020. Parents feedback is really important to us as we look to build on the excellent work carried out by our Student Community Leaders in giving every student in the school an opportunity to give their feedback on TC.

On a further note, I want to wish safe travels to our Art students who will shortly leave for their Art Camp to New York. I hope they enjoy this amazing opportunity to look at Art in the USA.


Announcements for Next Week

  • International Space Station Radio Hook Up - Book Now

  • 2020 Alpine School Application

  • End of Term 3 Arrangements

  • Beginning of Term 4 Arrangements

  • Key Dates for Term 4 - Available Next Week

  • September Activities for Young People in Banyule

Last Weeks Announcements

  • Community Dodgeball Comp

  • Sports Update

  • Student Free Day this Friday

  • 2020 Alpine School Application

Previous Weeks Announcements

  • Sports Update and Athletics Carnival this Monday

  • We are recruiting for 2020

  • IT Team Now in the Link

Next Weeks Announcments

International Space Station Radio Hook Up - Book Now

We have now got the confirmed date and time for the radio hook-up this week.

  •  Wednesday 18 September starting 5:00 PM

Activities will start at 4:00 with a BBQ and the opportunity to check your suitability to be an Astronaut.

The build up will continue in the PAC theatre as we track the ISS over Africa, the Indian Ocean and over Australia.

We expect be able the hear the radio base station talking to NASA and get the handover to the ISS.

The actual radio contact will commence at 18:06 but we must be all seated well before that time.

The ISS will not wait!

The astronaut we will be speaking to is Nick Hague who the flight engineer on the ISS.

 Tickets are FREE and are available from www.trybooking.com/BFLAO

2020 Alpine School Application

 Opportunity for Alpine School – School for Student Leadership – Term One 2020

 The opportunity has arisen for Year 9 Aged Students (Note: this is a Department of Education run initiative, hence the reference to Year Levels): Two boys and Two girls to attend the School for Student Leadership (Alpine School – Snowy River Campus) for up to ten weeks in Term One 2020.

 During this placement, students will be challenged in a variety of ways to develop both themselves and their leadership qualities in a way that will enable them to grow resilience, confidence and self-efficacy – all important traits in aspiring towards self-development and leadership of self and others. The website (www.snowyriver.vic.edu.au) provides relevant information regarding the opportunities available.

 Students interested in exploring this opportunity further can find out more by emailing John Sanderson (jsa@tc.vic.edu.au) for more information regarding the Program.

End of Term 3 Arrangements

Classes will finish at their normal time on Friday 20th September.

Return to Term 4 Arrangements

Classes will resume as normal on Monday 7th October

Key Dates for Term 4

Please see next weeks announcements where we will have the dates for major events listed in term 4.

September Opportunities for young people in Banyule - From Banyule City Council

 Hello,

 Please find outlined a heap of opportunities for young people in Banyule for September - October. Please share these in your newsletters, display in your workplaces and share with any young people and families you work with. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further information on 9457 9855.

 YouthFest 2019 is coming! – Sunday 15th September, Macleod Park

YouthFest is an amazing celebration of youth culture, diversity and inclusiveness. This free event is run by and for young people of Banyule, aged 12-25.

YouthFest will include live music, performances, rides, skate & scooter park, henna, clothes swap, body art, market stalls, art & exhibitions, sports & games, wellbeing space, massages, photo booth, giveaways - plus much more!

When: Sunday 15 September, 12-5pm

Where: Macleod Park, Birdwood Ave (next to Macleod train station)

Cost: FREE!

More info: Contact Jets on 9098 8000 or visit banyuleyouth.com/youth-fest  

 Movies @ Hoyts “Ride Like a Girl”

We have booked out the entire cinema!! Come along and enjoy this feel good Aussie movie. For ages 12-25.

Bookings are essential as spaces are limited.
When: Wednesday 25th of September, 1-3:30pm

Where: Hoyts Greensborough

Cost: $10 ticket which includes drink and popcorn.

BOOKINGS essential: Please book via this link https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/banyule-youth-services-screening-of-ride-like-a-girl-tickets-70866915853 or via www.banyuleyouth.com

More info: Lisa 0427 833 321 email: lisa.said@banyule.vic.gov.au  Facebook: Lisa Banyule-Youth

Dungeons & Dragons Session

Join in on an intro session to D&D, Magic the Gathering, and Warhammer. There will also be a D&D Character Creation workshop. Snacks provided!

For ages 12-16.

Bookings are essential as spaces are limited.
When: Monday 30th of September, 1-4pm

Where: Jets Studios – 2/24 The Concord, Bundoora

Cost: FREE

BOOKINGS essential: For more info and to book your place text or call Lisa on 0427 833 321 email: lisa.said@banyule.vic.gov.au  Facebook: Lisa Banyule-Youth

Skate Jam

Skate Jam for young people ages 12-25. Loads of prizes & giveaways, FREE food & music. Come along & watch if you don’t want to skate!

When: Tuesday 1st of October, 1-3pm

Where: Greensborough Skate Park, Yando st

Cost: FREE

More info: Contact Richo, p: 9457 9907, richard.euston@banyule.vic.gov.au, FB: Rainbow Space Banyule

NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED!

$3 Slide Night at WaterMarc

Unlimited waterslide rides, temporary tattoos & DJ’s!
When: Friday 20th of September, 6-9pm

Where: Banyule City Council, WaterMarc, 1 Flintoff Street, Greensborough

Cost: $3 entry for young people aged 10-17 years (other ages can attend at regular prices).

NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED!

More info: Contact Lisa on 9457 9855

Rainbow Space Movie Night

Come and join us for a movie screening of the original “Lion King” – this event is for for LGBTIQ+ young people, their friends & allies ages 12-22. Includes FREE popcorn and pizza!
When: Friday 20th of September, 5:30-8pm

Where: Jets Studios – 2/24 The Concord, Bundoora

Cost: FREE

NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED!

More info: Contact Richo, p: 9457 9907, richard.euston@banyule.vic.gov.au, FB: Rainbow Space Banyule

Band Jam

Don’t have a band? No problem, solo musos welcome! We have all the gear covered, so just turn up and make some music.
When: Monday 23rd September, 1-5pm.

Where: Jets Studios – 2/24 The Concord, Bundoora

Cost: FREE

BOOKINGS essential: You can let us know you are coming by contacting Jets on 9098 8000

Music Vibes

Explore music listening & how it makes you feel. Music is great for your wellbeing. Lunch is included!

Bookings are essential as spaces are limited.
When: Friday 4th of October, 2-4pm/

Where: Jets Studios – 2/24 The Concord, Bundoora

Cost: FREE

BOOKINGS essential: For more info and to book your place text or call Lisa on 0427 833 321 email: lisa.said@banyule.vic.gov.au  Facebook: Lisa Banyule-Youth

 Warm Regards,

Leonie Farrell
Youth Services Coordinator
Banyule City Council

Last Weeks Announcements

COMMUNITY DODGEBALL COMP

Come down to the Sports Centre next week (week 9) and play some dodgeball during Connect to support your Community. Everyone is welcome and we would love to see you all playing.

  • Monday Connect Week 9: BLUE v GREEN

  • Wednesday Connect Week 9: GOLD V GREEN

  • Wednesday Connect Week 10: BLUE v GOLD

SPORTS UPDATE

On Monday, we had a fantastic day at the TC Community Athletics.  Students and staff were able to connect through athletics, novelty events, TC media, TC music, dungeons and dragons, VCAL students preparing a BBQ and drone races.  The staff and students organising the event feel that it was a shame that the attendance was low.  These are fantastic days that need to be supported by our community.  A review will be taking place to see what is the best model for our school moving forward.  This does not take away from the achievements of those who took part. Congratulations to Green community who won, followed by Gold and then Blue.  Well done to all our students who qualified for division which will take place next Thursday.  A particular great achievement by our age champions for the day who were Joey Scale, Lucy Christodoulou, Matt Chivers, Matilda Brougham, Will Ciszewski, Charlotte Beattie, Alex Rowlands, Miah Johnson, Alex Kyriakopoulos, Aisha Meredith- Peck, Yousef Sobhani Rahatabad, Greta Baldacci.

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Student Free Day This Friday

TC will be holding one of its Department mandated 4 Student Free Days this Friday. All Schools are mandated to have four student free days dedicated to Staff Professional Development. We have spaced ours out through the year, with two at the beginning of the year, one at the beginning of term 2 and our fourth on Friday 13th September.

On this day our staff will be undertaking work looking at measures of success beyond NAPLAN and VCE. In a changing work force the transferable skills are seen as a greater determinant of success than the ability to achieve a high ATAR, and we will be investigating what opportunities do TC students have to develop these transferable skills that are so vital to any job or career pathway. This day will be used to plan ahead to 2020 as we continue to focus on developing learning @ TC.

2020 Alpine School Application

 Opportunity for Alpine School – School for Student Leadership – Term One 2020

 The opportunity has arisen for Year 9 Aged Students (Note: this is a Department of Education run initiative, hence the reference to Year Levels): Two boys and Two girls to attend the School for Student Leadership (Alpine School – Snowy River Campus) for up to ten weeks in Term One 2020.

 During this placement, students will be challenged in a variety of ways to develop both themselves and their leadership qualities in a way that will enable them to grow resilience, confidence and self-efficacy – all important traits in aspiring towards self-development and leadership of self and others. The website (www.snowyriver.vic.edu.au) provides relevant information regarding the opportunities available.

 Students interested in exploring this opportunity further can find out more by emailing John Sanderson (jsa@tc.vic.edu.au) for more information regarding the Program.

Previous Weeks Announcements

Sports Update and Athletics Carnival on Monday

 This week we had the intermediates represent TC in basketball, hockey and table tennis.  It was great to see so many students participating in our inter school sport program and they produced a fantastic result winning all sports.

 A reminder we have our community athletics carnival on Monday at Doncaster Athletics Track.  All students are expected to attend and we implore parents to enforce this like they would any other school day.  A huge amount of time and effort is placed into making this a whole school event that all students can enjoy.  Please support this event by sending students to school as there is a possibility such events may not exist if attendance is not at the level expected.  The logistics, schedule and sign up has all been emailed to students and is also available in the compass newsfeed.

We are Recruiting for 2020

As happens each year, we have started our recruitment process for staff for 2020. We have new roles available due to a small growth expected in the school for 2020, and some of our staff moving on to leadership roles in other schools. We have also created some new positions as we look to focus in on what is happening at a classroom level in order to improve the learning opportunities for our students even further. If you know of anyone who may be suited to work with our amazing community, please point them in the direction of our website or our facebook page for more inforamtion.

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IT Team Now in the Link

From next week, our IT team will be operating within the new purpose-built space in the foyer of the Hub. This space will be referred to as the Link, connecting the space between the B Wing corridor and the collaboration spaces of the Hub.

Community Competitions

This term we’re lucky to run many different competitions, so you can help support your community no matter what your skills and interests may be! We’re running:

-        Science Photography Competition: Where you take a photo of scientific relevance and write a short (less than 100 words) blurb about what it’s demonstrating. This could be a photo of an experiment in class, of a local outdoor environment, or even of your peers and their biological traits. Science is everywhere! Submit your photos to Thomas Kennedy by the end of week 4.

-        Gaming competition: this event always draws a crowd, we will be gathering in the PAC on the 14th of August during connect (Wednesday week 5). Where teams from each community will represent in an epic Mario Cart race (8 players on a Wii). Various connect groups have been training to compete in the competition. Come on down to support or show off your talents.

-        Athletics Competition: On the Monday of week 8 we’re running Athletics day!! One of the best community events of the year. Not only will we have the classic activities like shotput, track and long jump, we’ll also be running fun activities like tug of war. The sports captains are interested in your suggestions for any activities they could run.

-        Dodgeball Competition: Come to the sports Centre during Connect in Week 9 and dodge duck dive dip dodge. We’ll run the competitions the same as we did for basketball, with two communities playing per day.

-        Music Competition: One of the most spectacular competitions that we put together at TC, the entries are always varied and entertaining. Each community has a set time on stage where they can present their skill, showmanship, and community involvement. This is an opportunity for all students of varied experience to create a performance and share it. Whether you’re the lead singer or playing the triangle we want you to come and have fun with your community.

Improving School Attendance

Positive student attendance correlates with positive educational, wellbeing and lifelong outcomes and is a protective factor against school non-completion, poverty, unemployment and poor health outcomes. Improving student attendance is, therefore, not simply about improving school data, but also about improving lifelong opportunities for the students in general.

The attached graph shows the impact of non-attendance and its direct correlation to a student’s educational and social development.

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If you require further support with any attendance related issues, please make time to talk with your Head of House or Community Leader.