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— TC2018-2021 Our Vision

Next Week @ TC - 2nd November 2018

To the TC Community,

As we end another week it is always a good time to reflect on all of the great things that have happened at TC over the past 5 days. There are always so many taking place that it is difficult to mention them at risk of leaving things out. An example of one of the great events was the Entrepreneurship in schools conference that we held on Tuesday. This event had participants from both in Victoria and Interstate to look at how TC students learn using an entrepreneurial mindset. This was an excellent learning opportunity for our students to work with school staff and students from other schools at the same time as TC sharing its experiences around preparing students for the world outside of school and I would like to congratulate all involved with this.

Our Facebook page is an excellent platform for keeping up to date with the many great things taking place. This page, managed by one of our students as part of our employability skills program, is regularly updated to help our community see what is going on.

Next Weeks Announcements

  • TC Upstream Challenge

  • Student Survey for respectful relationships

  • Sports Update

Last Weeks Announcements

  • Junior Social

  • Sports Update

  • Feedback @ TC

Previous Weeks Announcements

  • Whole School Hoodies Available including new 2019 Designs

  • Important Information for 2018 Grads

  • Community Meetings Next Week

  • Arrangements for the Beginning of 2019

  • Sports Update

  • Halloween Dress Up

  • Donations for Permaculture Garden

  • Welcome to our new community members

  • Student Leadership Opportunities for 2019

  • Attention 2019 Grads

  • Unit 4 Exam Preparation Attendance for FLE Students

  • Invitation to the Visions Art and Design Show

  • Key Dates for term 4

This Weeks Announcements

TC Upstream Challenge

6 members of the TC Community have signed up for the Upstream Challenge to raise money for Fareshare – Fighting Hunger. This Challenge requires us to walk 20km along the Yarra River from Yarra Flats to Donvale on Saturday, November 10. Through our student excursions to the Fareshare Kitchen we have developed a huge amount of respect for Fareshare and the work they do in rescuing food, educating the community and fighting hunger in Melbourne and we hope to raise at least $2000 to help them continue to do so.

 If you would like to donate please use this link:

 Search for us by individual name (we each need a minimum of $200) or by team (Templestowe College). The team consists of Wes Pfitzner, Meg Bailey, Victor DE KOSTER, Wendy Gooley, Joe Lambert and Tim Lambert.

 In addition, some students are organising a bake stall to help raise the funds next Thursday so be sure to support us by buying something.


TC Upstream Challenge team

Student survey for Respectful Relationships evaluation 

 Dear TC Families

Your child has been invited to take part in a survey as part of the state-wide evaluation of Respectful Relationships, this will occur during SSDP in week 6. 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. 

Attached is 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 school. 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

 Wes Pfitzner & Chloe Hancock

Sports Update

We had another great week of sporting results for TC with our Under 14 Girls winning the Region Basketball Titles and our Intermediate Boys coming runners up in table tennis.  We are also pleased to announce our 2019 Sports Captains/ Leaders who will be working to build on the success of our sporting program next year.  The team consists of:

 Sports Captains: Aisha Meredith- Peck, Andrew Thompson, Tom Elms.

Sports Leaders: Chloe Mayson, Ethan Brougham, Finn Dalton, Jaiaan Fontyne, Lachlan Allen, Ollie Jenkins, Ruby Elms, Sienna Kardaras, Tahlia Leeson.

 Sports training continues this week during SSDP and will appear on students compass if they have signed up.  Training and competition are taking place on:

 THURSDAY- Futsal/ Handball/ Tag Rugby/ Ultimate Frisbee training during SSDP

 Lunchtime training continues this week with the following taking place:

 MONDAY- STU/ TTRI- S WING Table tennis/ Tag rugby  

                   BWA/ EHUM- SC  


Last Weeks Announcements

Junior Social - 29th November

 TC offers a fantastic event for our students 15 years and under.

Looking for the perfect celebration to end 2018 on a high? TC has you covered. The Junior Social is a fun night to dress up, dance with friends and socialise with the TC community. Soft drink, chilled water and a light supper are included. There is a cost of $20 per ticket. Payments and consent can be made via Compass. Payment by 16th of November.

All students must be signed in and released at the end of the evening to an adult. If other commitments mean late arrival or early pick up, please pass on this information to Sally Holloway.

If any students are interested in helping to organise decorations, choosing music and any activities running on the night, please contact the RC team.

Sport Update

We had a great week of sporting results for TC with Ziara Freeny winning silver in the State hurdles and Maddi Daoud (200m) and Stella Snowden (discus) did fantastic representing TC in their individual events.  We also had our Entry Boys/ Mixed hockey team win gold at region and will now compete at the State titles in November.

 Sports training commences this week during SSDP and will appear on students compass if they have signed up.  Training and competition are taking place on:

 MONDAY- Sports Captain/ Leaders interviews

                   EMR Boys/ Mixed Volleyball competition

WEDNESDAY- EMR Intermediate Boys/ Mixed and Girls Table Tennis Competition

THURSDAY- Futsal/ Tag Rugby/ Ultimate Frisbee Training

 Lunchtime training continues this week with the following taking place:

 MONDAY- STU/ TTRI- S WING Table tennis  

                   BWA/ EHUM- SC  



Feedback @ TC

I would like to remind everyone that we have a feedback line available to all. This feedback line is the email address and this goes directly to myself. Whilst I spend a huge amount of time of the day talking to students, this offers an opportunity for parents, or those students that I do not get to see during the day, to be able to give feedback.

Last Weeks Announcements

Whole School Hoodies Available

 Although we are a non-uniform school, TC offers branded hoodies from REFORM which are warm and comfortable for the cooler months. This order includes NEW designs including a zip hoodie and a ¼ zip fleece. Please find link to ‘How to Order’ document and link below to start ordering!

Size range is available in the Resource Centre. Orders will close mid-December, this also allows for our 2019 Entry’s and new FLE students to also place orders.

Happy ordering

Important Information for 2018 Grads

2018 Grads, please check your emails to look for an email from Jenny Herbst. This email has some important information around VTAC, Healthcare cards and Tax file numbers.

Community Meetings Next Week

There will be community meetings taking place next week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday during SSDP. Check Compass to see which day yours is on.

Arrangements for the Beginning of 2019

We have been asked about the arrangements for the beginning of 2019, as some families are planning their return from Holidays. The plan is:

  • Tuesday 29th January - Staff Professional Development - Student Free Day

  • Wednesday 30th January - Staff Professional Development - Student Free Day

  • Thursday 31st January - Classes are running for Entry Students and all VCE Classes

  • Friday 1st February - All students return and all classes running

Sport Update

The 2019 Sports Captains/ Leaders will be interviewed Monday to determine who will be fulfilling the role.  Announcement to follow later in the week.

 Sports training commences this week during SSDP and will appear on students compass if they have signed up.  Training and competition are taking place on:

 MONDAY- Sports leaders meeting (feedback session)

TUESDAY- EMR Entry Boys/ Mixed Hockey Competition

                   20/20 Big Blast Cricket Competition

WEDNESDAY- EMR U14 Boys/ Mixed Table Tennis Competition

THURSDAY- Futsal/ Tag Rugby/ Ultimate Frisbee Training

FRIDAY- EMR Entry/ U14 Boys and Girls Basketball Competition

 Lunchtime training continues this week with the following taking place:

 MONDAY- STU/ TTRI- S WING Table tennis  

                   BWA/ EHUM- SC  


 THURSDAY- TDI/ SLOC- SC  Volleyball EMR Training  

Halloween Dress Up Competition

Please find below information on a Halloween Dress Up competition being run by a student as part of their SSDP Project.

Donations for Permaculture Garden

 Our permaculture team is again looking for some interesting items for junkscaping and garden art. If you can assist with any of the following items, call Drew on 0412 400 875:


  • Old broken tools, either carpentry or gardening

  • Damaged circular saw blades

  • Small (12 or 16 inch) bicycle wheels

  • Plastic stacking worm farms

  • Pressed steel bathtubs

  • Red clay pavers (65mm thick preferred)

 We are also looking for volunteer who knows how to spin wool, to help some of our students. Preferred times would be Wednesday afternoons.

Relevant Announcements From Previous Weeks


Welcome to our new community members who will be receiving this update for the first time. We like to start to send this to our 2019 community as it gives you an idea of the sort of things happening at TC on a weekly basis. We have this communication that gives announcements on upcoming events, or just general messages for the community. It is currently a very important form of communication for us and we recommend that you always check this each week.

A lot of the announcements may not be relevant to you just yet. For example if you are an Entry student of 2019 there will be very few that are. We will also continue to contact you through email as well. If you have any questions over anything that you read, please do not hesitate to contact someone at TC.

Student Leadership 2019

The file below contains information around the following leadership roles @ TC in 2019:

  • Student Community Leader

  • Student House Leader

  • Sports Captain/Leaders

  • Entry and Transition Camp 2019


You are now able to order your 2019 Hoodies and Rugby Jumpers! Please follow the information provided in the attachment to place your order. We currently have a size range of Hoodies in the Resource Centre and Rugby Jumpers will be available in a few weeks.

Order closes the 3rd of DECEMBER, don’t forget, order today!

Unit 4 Exam Preparation Attendance for FLE Students

Please find below information for Non Grad students studying a unit 4 subject around attendance at TC during the exam time.

Invitation to the TC Visions Art & Design Show 2018

We warmly invite you to the TC Visions Art & Design show for 2018,

To be held in the S Wing.

Presented will be students’ work showcasing Art, Studio Art, Design and Technology, Media, Photography, Geek Studies, Architecture, Textiles and Visual Communication and Design.

The official opening will be held on Wednesday 24th October, commencing at 6.30pm with viewing till 8.30pm. alternative viewing times are Thursday & Friday from 8.00am to 5.00pm.

If your are attending the official opening, please RSVP to the general office on 9850 6333 by Friday October 19th.

We look forward to seeing you.

Key Dates for Term 4

Please find below some key dates for term 4:

Thursday 18th October - Grads Final Day - Breakfast and whole school assembly

Wednesday 24th October - Final official day of Unit 4 classes

Wednesday 31st October - English Unit 4 Exam

Thursday 29th November - Junior Social

Friday 30th November - Final 2018 Assembly

Monday 3rd December - 2019 Classes start for all 2019 students (above 2019 Entry Level)

Friday 14th December - Last Day of official classes running

Friday 21st December - Last Day of the year

Have a good weekend,


Peter Ellis


Templestowe College