To co-create high quality learning experiences within an inclusive and supportive community
— TC2018-2021 Our Vision

Next Term @ TC - 21st September 2018

To the TC Community,

 I would like to give a short message at the beginning of this weekly update. I would like to wish everyone a safe holiday over the next two weeks. I also wanted to thank everyone for all of your work and contributions over the past term. We have an amazing school, and I get great pride when I get to see or hear of students taking up on the opportunities available to them here @ TC in our unique learning environment. We are all looking to achieve so many things, and success looks different for everyone. If you have not achieved all that you wanted to this term, I look forward to seeing you put all that you have into achieving success next term.

Again, I would like to wish you a safe holiday, and look forward to welcoming everyone back in term 4.

Announcements for Next Term:

  • Morning Caretaker wanted

  • Return to term 4 arrangements

  • Student Leadership Opportunities for 2019

  • Key Dates for term 4

  • Sports Update

Last Weeks Announcements:

  • History Week

  • TC Are Recruiting for 2019

  • Appointment of Matt Daly to a Principal Role External to the School

  • Pick My Project – Help TC Secure $200k in funding

Previous Weeks Announcements:

  • Pick My Project – Help TC Secure $200k in funding

  • Templestowe Community Market – HELP WANTED

  • Mango Fundraiser - An Update

  • Return to Term 4 Arrangements

  • Subject Selection is now closed

  • Pick My Project - We need your votes

  • 2019 Camps Information

  • Appointment of New Assistant Principals

  • Order your food online - now available

  • Meningococca Immunisation Information Available

  • Health Resources Wall - From one of our Students

  • Young Carers Program

Next Term @ TC

Morning Caretaker Wanted

We are looking for a morning caretaker to open TC on Monday - Friday.

The job entails an hour each morning to open the doors @ TC and to also use the blower to clear the leafs around the grounds. We would like all of our external and internal doors to be open by 7:00.

If you are interested in finding out more about the role, or would like to direct someone who may be interested, please make contact with Sally Holloway on SHO@tc.vic.edu.au

Return to TC Term 4 Arrangements

Please note that term 4 will start on Monday 8th October for all students. Classes will run as normal on this day.

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

Key Dates for Term 4

Please find below some key dates for term 4:

Monday 8th October - Students Return

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

Sports Update

The 2019 Sports Captain/ Leader application process is now open.  Please see the attachments on compass and in the information above on student leadership @ TC for the expectations of the role and where to find the application form.  This is due Friday 12th October and needs to be sent to stu@tc.vic.edu.au

Term 3 has been a very successful term of sport for TC, with every team that competed in division, qualifying for the region competition.  In term 4 we will look to continue this success by utilising training during SSDP lead by our sports leadership team.  Sports on offer in term 4 are 20/20 cricket, futsal, tag rugby, ultimate frisbee.  Please register your interest by completing the short survey on compass.  Click here to access the survey.

Unit 4 Exam Revision Holiday Sessions

Please find below information on the revision sessions running for VCE Unit 4 students in the holidays.

Last Weeks Announcements:

History Week

History Week is running in week 3 of next term, and now is your chance to sign up for all the fun events that will be held! This year we will be running: an excursion to Kryal Castle, an Ancient History incursion, a film screening, the Big History Quiz, and a city excursion.

 If you are interested in participating in any of these events, please click on this link and sign up. Events will run dependent on student numbers, so if we don’t get enough interest, the event won’t run. If you want to know more about these events, please email CTR@tc.vic.edu.au

 Sign-ups are due by close of business NEXT WEDNESDAY (19/09). You don’t have to be in History club or a History student to attend – everyone is welcome. Let’s make this TC’s best History Week yet!

 Thanks,

 Cassidy Trousdale

End of Term Arrangements

A reminder that the last day of term is the 21st of September. Classes will run as normal on this day.

TC are Recruiting for 2019

TC are recruiting staff for next year. Due to a small growth in student numbers in 2019, a few members of our staff moving onto leadership roles at other schools and some maternity/paternity leave, we have several positions available. We have an advert in The Age newspaper this weekend, and more information is available on our website. If you know of anyone who would be a great fit for us here @ TC, please make them aware of the positions that we have available.

Appointment of Our Assistant Principal Matt Daly to a Principal Role

We would like to announce that Matt Daly has been appointed to a Principal position at another school. He will be starting this position at the beginning of term 4. As a community we would like to thank him for all of his work here @ TC over the past three years, and would like to wish him all the best in the future. Whilst we transition to a new Assistant Principal, if you have any questions that would have normally gone to him, please redirect these to Sally Holloway.

Pick My Project – Help TC Secure $200k in funding

TC wants to build a STEM Sustainability Innovation Centre and we are in the running to receive $200,000 to make it happen! WE NEED YOUR VOTE!

1.               Visit www.pickmyproject.vic.gov.au

2.               Enter Lower Templestowe as your community location

3.               Select “Sustainability Education Program through STEM” to “Add to shortlist”

4.               Register with Facebook, Google or your email address

5.               (You don’t need to select 2 other projects.)

6.               Confirm and Submit.

Thank you for supporting this initiative! To find out more about the project, email dir@tc.vic.edu.au

Previous Weeks Announcements

Pick My Project – Help TC Secure $200k in funding

TC wants to build a STEM Sustainability Innovation Centre and we are in the running to receive $200,000 to make it happen! WE NEED YOUR VOTE!

1.               Visit www.pickmyproject.vic.gov.au

2.               Enter Lower Templestowe as your community location

3.               Select “Sustainability Education Program through STEM” to “Add to shortlist”

4.               Register with Facebook, Google or your email address

5.               (You don’t need to select 2 other projects.)

6.               Confirm and Submit.

Thank you for supporting this initiative! To find out more about the project, email dir@tc.vic.edu.au

Templestowe Community Market – HELP WANTED

Recently the Templestowe Community Market was held by entrepreneurship students and it was a success. There was a great vibe on the Saturday and lots of awesome stalls. To continue to grow this community event concept as a regular feature we will be starting a voluntary comittee/working group.

The Templestowe Community Market is in need of parent, student and staff volunteers for:

·        Putting up posters in the community

·        Delivering flyers in the local area

·        Placing signage on street corners

·        On the day setup and pack up

·        Directing traffic

·        Lifting of equipment

·        Communications and digital marketing

If you are interested in joining the working group or if you would like to know more about the market or jobs please contact: templestowemarket@gmail.com

Mango Fundraiser - An UPDATE

A reminder that the Mango Fundraiser is back! See the flyer below for more information

Previous Weeks Announcements:

2019 Camps Information

Information is now available on 2019 Camps. The camps are detailed in the document below. Follow this link to express an interest in one of the camps

Appointment of New Assistant Principals

If is with great excitement that we can announce the appointment of two new Assistant Principals to TC. Since the Deaparture of Peter Hutton and Lian Davies at the end of 2018, TC has been working with a more compact Principal Group. We have now made the right appointments for the school community of two additional Assistant Principals to help lead the school. We are pleased to announce that Aaron Mackinnon will be joining us on the 22nd of October from his current role of Acting Assistant Principal at Dandenong High School, and that Natasha MacKinnon will be joining us at the beginning of 2019 from her current position of Deputy Principal at Aquinas College. (NB Aaron and Natasha are not related!).

We are really excited to welcome Aaron and Natasha to our community. More information will be shared on them when they join us.

 

Order your Food Online! Now Available

OUR SCHOOL CANTEEN IS NOW ONLINE! Download the free app or access www.myschoolconnect.com.au/tccafe

Register your account on any device, simply login to www.myschoolconnect.com. au/tccafe and click on “Create Account”, follow the prompts to add your email and password. 

Add “Student”, and make sure that you select your school and use your first initial of your surname as your class.

And follow the rest of the prompts. 

At lunch time come to the pick up line currently on the right hand side of the canteen and collect your lunch order.

Orders for online ordering close at 10.00,

Meningococca Immunisation Information

Please find below information on the Meningococca Immunisation Program.

Health Resources Wall - From one of our Students

"As part of an individual SSDP project, a wall of health resources has been created outside of the careers office- right near the front office. This wall is here for you. Whether you are staff, a student, a parent, or simply just a visitor. We created the wall as we want to ensure you are able to access all the information you want to. We want to ensure you experiencing good health and wellbeing, and hope the resources on this wall will help you to achieve that. 

The informative flyers, fact sheets and brochures on this wall will be swapped out every month- and you can request specific things! If we don’t have it already, we will do our best to find it.” 

Young Carers Program

Merri Health offers a great service for young people that engage in a carers roll. This can be any student that helps look after someone with a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency or is frail aged. It can be a parent, sibling, relative or friend.

Young carers can also apply for a 12 month scholarship via the Young Carer Bursary Program at: http://www.youngcarers.net.au/young-carer-bursary-program/

Mango Fundraiser

The Mango Fundraiser is back! See the flyer below for more information

Have a good weekend,

Peter

Peter Ellis

Principal

Templestowe College