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

To the TC Community,

 Welcome back to term 3. Traditionally this term has a strong academic focus, but we also have two ski camps, one to Bulla and one to Hotham early in the term. There is a buzz of excitement surrounding these and the weather is helping us to all get into the spirit of the snow season. Also heading off in the last week of term is our New York tour.

Save the date for performances of “Into the Woods, “our Musical for 2019, which will be held on Friday 23 (evening) and Saturday 24 August (matinee and evening performances).  Rehearsals and the creation of sets and costumes are well underway.  There will be a Sewing Bee the weekend 27/28 July. Details will be emailed soon.

Wednesday saw a visit to TC by four members of Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) as part of DET’s International Delegations Program. The purpose of the visit was to learn about Victoria's approach to positive education.   The delegation was keen to visit Templestowe College to hear about our learning philosophy and commitment to student health and wellbeing, including the Connect program.  Natasha, Aaron and I did a walk and talk tour of the TC with our international guests, sharing the vision and philosophy of TC. Opportunities like this reinforce for us that TC not only has a myriad of opportunities for students, but that our vision is not just rhetorical, but is part of the lived experience of learning at TC. Not unexpectedly, it was the snakes that drew great interest from our visitors. Like all of us they found these beautiful animals fascinating and welcomed the opportunity to hold them.

 A reminder that Parent Teacher Interview bookings will open towards the end of next week.

Sally Holloway 

This Weeks Announcements

  • 2020 Subject Selection

  • Subject Selection Expo

  • Improving School Attendance

  • New design for Student ID cards at Templestowe College

  • Costume Jewellery for the Production

  • Oxfam's “What She Makes campaign” 

Click here for last terms announcements

This Weeks Announcements

2020 Subject Selection

Students will be beginning their 2020 subject selection process next week during Connect time. This will be launched at Community assemblies followed by sessions with students and teachers in Connect time. Can we please encourage students and parents to together re-visit their 5 year plans and think about what subjects you would like to pursue in 2020.

Click here for the link to the 2020 subject Handbook

Subject Selection Expo

Ever wondered what the difference between VCE, VCAL and VET was? Ever wondered what pathway of subjects were available to you? We have some amazing opportunities for learning on offer at TC for 2020. Please pop in your calendar today our Subject Selection Expo, August 7th 3-6pm in S Wing. All students and families are welcome and it promises to be an excellent and informative afternoon.

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.

New design for Student ID cards at Templestowe College

As you are aware that our Student ID Cards now have the PTV Logo on our cards.  TC has a licence from Public Transport Victoria to use their logo on our student ID Cards. This is a new and flexible arrangement with Public Transport Victoria.  This means that students at TC will no longer have to arrange, pay for and carry the dedicate PTV School Student ID to travel on student passes or concession fares.  Students will still need to carry their student ID with their valid MYKI with credit. This is valid for 12month period.


Costume Jewellery for the Production.

Donations to Sally Holloway at the General Office or S Wing.   

Please feel free to contact me.

Oxfam's “What She Makes campaign”