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

To the TC Community,

I would like to take this opportunity to briefly welcome everyone to 2018. It has been a pleasure to welcome everyone to the new year and I have enjoyed seeing the way in which everyone has returned to approach TC 2018. This is a short welcome from me as there is a large amount of information for you on this page. Some of this may not be relevant to you particularly, but the weekly announcement is a vital way for you to receive information on upcoming events at TC.

This is sent by email to all families currently, but we are looking at different ways in which we can share this information. Any feedback on methods that we could use to share this information then please email suggestions to

Items in this announcement:

  • Wednesday and Friday Clubs Available
  • New staff to TC
  • School Calendar for Term 1
  • Term Dates for the Year
  • TC Hoodies
  • VCE Information Sessions for VCE Students, 2018
  • Items Left in Lockers from 2017
  • VCE Catch-Up Sessions
  • Panorama Bus Departure Times
  • State Schools Spectacular 2018 Information Session
  • Compass Log In
  • Camps, Sports & Excursions Fund (CSEF)
  • TC Resource List for 2018
  • Times of the Day
  • Permaculture Open Day
  • Immunisations
  • Sports Update

Wednesday and Friday Clubs Available

There will be clubs running from the end of lunch until 3:30pm on Wednesday and Friday afternoons for those students who wish to join. Please find below the clubs @ TC flyer for some more information. The sign up sheets are located in the Resource Centre. Add your name on the club you wish to join and opt in to either Wednesday afternoon, Friday afternoon or both! 

New staff to TC

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome some new staff to the school. We spent many months and hours undertaking the recruitment process and are really pleased to be able to introduce the following new members of our community:

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School Calendar for Term 1

Please find attached our planner for term 1. This document in its current state has some events that aren’t confirmed, these are the ones in red writing. The Planner at TC is a dynamically moving document. This is the version as it is today. The weekly email and Compass are probably the most up to date ways of seeing the upcoming events.

Term Dates for the Year

Please see the table below for some of the key term dates for 2018:

TC Hoodies

Please find below a message from our supplier of hoodies:

We are pleased to inform you that production has commenced on your order.

The projected delivery date for your order is 1/03/2018.

We will touch base with you throughout the production process to keep you updated. If your garments are ready earlier than projected, we will be in touch.

Final things to note:

1.    No further modifications can be made now that production has commenced.

2.    Reform will not take any responsibility for misspelled, incorrect or missing information.

We are excited to deliver your amazing garments, and are confident that everybody receiving a garment will be just as impressed with the end result!

VCE Information Sessions for VCE Students, 2018

  • Wednesday 7 February 2018 at 1.30pm to 2pm in the PAC
  • Friday 9 February 2018 at 1.30pm to 2pm in the PAC

All students taking a VCE subject (Units 1-4) are encouraged to attend one of the two briefing sessions stated above. The information being shared relates specifically to meeting the work and attendance requirements to achieve a successful unit outcome at all levels of the VCE. It is important information that will clarify some potential areas of confusion prior to all students getting deep into their studies.

The presentation Powerpoint will be shared in the following week’s weekly email for parents to peruse.

Items Left in Lockers from 2017

Material left in lockers 2017: this is currently being stored in S wing. Please ensure any items are collected before Feb 9th. To do so see the staff member on S wing duty at Recess or Lunch.

 VCE Catch-Up Sessions

 VCE Attendance Catch-up Sessions begin in the Silent Room on Monday 5 February. Catch-up Sessions will run weekly through the year at the following times:

Monday: 3.30pm to 4.40pm

Tuesday: 3.30pm to 4.40pm

Wednesday 1.30pm to 2.40pm

Thursday: 3.30pm to 4.40pm

Please be aware that ALL VCE students are required to meet the minimum VCE attendance requirements in 2018; this is currently set at 90%. Please see the attachment ‘Brief for VCE Attendance’ for further clarity on meeting the VCE attendance mark.

Panorama Bus Departure Times

A reminder that all the Panorama Bus leave at 3:37 every day of the week. Wednesday and Friday afternoons offer the opportunity for students to take part, and run clubs here @ TC or take part in the tutoring available. Please see the item in this item named “Wednesday and Friday Clubs” to see what is available for students to sign up to.

State Schools Spectacular 2018 Information Session

A session will be taking place on Monday 5/2 at 1.45PM in the C-Wing Staffroom to discuss the State Schools Spectacular. All of those interested in participating are welcome to come along, hear about this awesome opportunity, and collect some initial forms. Looking forward to seeing you all there! From Beth Wigg

Compass Log In

Please follow the link below to find information to help you with logging onto Compass for the first time as a parent or if you have lost your username or password. Parents, please note that you need to use the email address/mobile that was provided on your enrolment form for password recovery to work. If you have not logged into Compass yet, you should use this link to find help on obtaining your username and password:

Camps, Sports & Excursions Fund (CSEF)

If you hold a valid Concession Card/Health Care Card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF.  The allowance is paid to TC to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

The annual CSEF amount per students is $225.00.  Please find attached the CSEF Application form.  Please complete and return to the General Office with a copy of the relevant Concession Card.

TC Resource List for 2018

The TC 2018 Resource List can be found at .

Times of the Day

Please find attached the times of the day document sent out last year. The times were emailed to all students this week.

Permaculture Open Day

From Drew in our Permaculture Garden:

We're having an open day on Sunday 25th Feb, as part of this year's Sustainable Living Festival.

Here's the info from the SLF website. Can you please share it with the community.



Please find below a newsletter relating to immunisations

Sports Update:


  1. Students need to sign up for interschool sport via the survey displayed on compass.  Sports are baseball, cricket, tennis, softball, tennis.
  2. Training for interschool sport will happen during SSDP in the SC.  This will be listed on students compass once they have completed the survey.
  3. Next week there will be a staff vs students volleyball match at lunchtime in the SC.  Monday vs Graduates, Tuesday vs FLE, Thursday vs Entry.

Have a good weekend,


Peter Ellis


Templestowe College