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

To the TC Community,

Welcome everyone to the end of the term! It has been an extremely busy term, which has been typified by the activities taking place here @ TC. As I write this on Thursday evening, the following events have already taken place this week:

  • The International Space Station radio hookup: A full house in the PAC witnessed science at its finest. Some excellent questions were asked by our students that allowed us to get a real glimpse into the life in space.

  • Montessori Adolescent Program (MAP) refugee camp: Our MAP students were definitly immersing themselves in their two night camp living as refugees (in S Wing). This was true experiential learning at its finest.

  • Art Camp in New York: I personally have enjoyed hearing about the adventures of our students in New York. There have been some excellent photos being shared through the camp WhatsApp group. Be sure to come to the Art show taking place next term to view the students excellent work.

  • Parent Consultation over our Connect Program: Thank you to all of those who have contributed through the online form to this process. As hopefully you are aware there will be changes to our program for 2020, and the feedback received from students, and now parents, is helping to shape what this program looks like. There will be more information to follow in term 4.

  • Our recruitment process for 2020 has begun with the appointment of an additional Assistant Principal as Director of Learning, plus 3 additional English Teachers.\

  • The heating and cooling installation in the new building (the Hub) finally being completed

As you can see from the above, this has been a big week with some great opportunities for students. There are still more exciting things to come in term 4, such as:

  • Grads final Assesmbly and Grad Dinner

  • Announcements over the structure of the school, such as the strengthening of the community system, slight changes to the times of the day, the beginning of 2020 as part of our Head Start Program, plus much more.

I would like to thank everyone for their hard work over the past term. We are a great school, who is focused on improving further to be the best that it can be. I am looking forward to continuing to work with the community in term 4 as we move towards the end of the year. I want to wish everyone a safe break, and I look forward to welcoming everyone back to term 4.


Next Weeks Announcements

  • Community event for Parents

  • Return to Term 4 Arrangements

  • Some Key Dates for Term 4

  • Sports Update

Last Weeks Announcements:

  • 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


Previous Weeks Announcements

  • Sports Update

  • 2020 Alpine School Application

  • We are recruiting for 2020

  • IT Team Now in the Link

This Weeks Announcements

Parenting Seminar in the Community - Helping your anxious child

Please find below a poster for an event taking place in the community for parents.

Return to Term 4 Arrangements

Classes will resume as normal on Monday 7th October

Some Key Dates for Term 4

Return to school - Monday 7th October

VCE Unit 4 English Exam - Wednesday 30th October

2020 Classes begin for every 2020 student above 2020 Entry level - Monday 2nd December to Friday 12th December

Head Start Program Finishes -Friday 13th December

Alternative Program Runs (more to be announced) - Monday 15th December to Friday 20th December

Last Day of Term (all student to be offsite by 1:30pm) - 20th December 2019

Sports Update

Term 3 has been a hugely successful term of sport for TC.  All the teams we entered in basketball, hockey and table tennis won the Mullum division title in all age groups.  We also had more students qualify for region athletics than any other year and came 2nd overall in the school standings.  We would like to thank our Sports Leaders for all their hard work this term.  The work they have done during connect has been reflected in our results and quality carnivals.  Applications for our 2020 Sports Leaders/ Captains will open in early term 4 so any students that are interested, please keep an eye on compass.  Finally, entry and U14 students can participate in 20/20 cricket, futsal, handball, tag rugby and ultimate frisbee as part of the inter- school sport program in term 4.  Sign up is available on compass and has been emailed to all students.

Last 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


Previous Weeks Announcements

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.

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.