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Next Week @ TC - 30th November 2018

To the TC Community,

2019 starts on Monday!

On Monday we will be starting 2019 for our students who are above Entry level in 2019. This means our FLE (Flexible learning environment) and 2019 Grad students will be starting their classes. The next two weeks are an important time as we lay the foundations for the forthcoming year. Staff have been in agreement that the learning should be relevant, engaging and at the right level. This gives students an opportunity to get ahead in their subjects and their learning in a productive manner. This time will also give an opportunity for those students who want to make changes to their subjects to request these so that they can then have a new time table ready for the first day at the beginning of next year. All students who will be above Entry level in 2019 are required to attend the two weeks of Head Start.

We held our final Assembly for the year today in the Sports Centre. This event was a great showcase of some of the great work carried out by students over the year. As you will be aware, we aim to base the education of our students around their strengths and passions, and this was highly evident in the event today. I would like to personally congratulate everyone who took part today in the excellent way to end the 2018 Academic Year ahead of the Head Start Program.

This Weeks Announcements

  • Head Start Timetables are on Compass

  • End of Term Reports Now Available

  • Return to 2019 Arrangements

  • End of 2018 Plan

  • Lockers - Please empty by the 14th December

Last Weeks Announcements

  • 2019 Head Start Program Starts on Monday 3rd December

  • 2018 Final Assembly Next Week

  • TC Resource List for 2019

  • Secondhand book sale

  • VCE Unit 2 and Pre VCE Classes Are Running Next Week

    Previous Weeks Announcements

  • TC Hoodies are Back and Now Available to Order

  • Attention 2019 Grads

  • Sports Update

  • A request from our MAP Program

  • Final WASHI for 2018 Released today

  • TC Farm Mini Market

  • Student Survey for respectful relationships

  • Junior Social

  • Feedback @ TC

  • Whole School Hoodies Available including new 2019 Designs

  • Arrangements for the Beginning of 2019

  • Donations for Permaculture Garden

  • Welcome to our new community members

  • Attention 2019 Grads

  • Key Dates for term 4

This Weeks Announcements

Timetables for Head Start are on Compass

Please use the timetables that are on Compass for Head Start. Do not use those that have been emailed to you. There are various reasons for this. To say again, please use your Compass timetable for Head Start.

End of Term Reports Are Now Available

The end of term reports are now available through Compass. We have been having some issues with Compass so if yours are not there, we do apologise. This issue is with Compass and is a frustration for all of us, but they have reassured us that we are a priority to get this corrected.

Return to 2019 Arrangements

The plan for students return to school in 2019 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

End of 2018 Arrangements

  • 3rd December - Head Start Program Begins

  • 11th December - 2019 Entry Students Orientation Day. There will be no classes running for our current students due to the 2019 Entry Orientation Day. We will have spaces that are generally supervised available for those students who need to be at school.

  • 14th December - Last Day of Head Start Classes

  • 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th - Alternative Program running. More details to follow during the Head Start Program

  • 21st December - Last Day of the Year. All students should be offsite by 1:30pm.

Please Empty Lockers by the 14th December

Please empty your lockers by the 14th December. All lockers need to be emptied by this time so that we can maintain them and move some around, etc, in preparation for 2019.

Last Weeks Announcements

2019 Head Start Program Begins on Monday 3rd December

For all of those students who are above Entry Students in 2019 we begin 2019 on Monday 3rd December. Students have been sent their provisional timetables to their TC email accounts. We will be running the day as normal on the Monday starting at 8:45.

2018 Final Assembly Next Week

We will be holding our Final Assembly for 2018 next week on Friday, starting at the beginning of period 3 (12:20). This final assembly is one of the highlights of the year as we will have a showcase of students work from over the Semester. This assembly is taking place in the Sports Centre. We would like to invite families in our community to attend this event. If you would like to RSVP a seat can you please click on this link so that we can ensure that we have enough seats for visitors as well as our students.

Templestowe College Student Resource List 2019

 The TC 2019 Resource List can be found at Whilst we have paper copies of the booklist available at the administration office (a digital copy is also attached to this message), it is much easier to use the online ordering system accessible using the link above.

 North of the Yarra have also provided a special booklist for VCE English, EAL, and Literature novels that may be required for the Head Start program beginning on Monday 3 December. A copy of this Novel resource list can also be found at


 VCE Novel Resource List – Order Due Date: Tuesday, 4th December 2018

 VCE Novel – Collection Date: Thursday 6th December 2018 – 1.30pm to 2.00pm

 Entry to VCE Units 3/4 Resource List – Order Due Date: Tuesday 11th December 2018

 Entry to VCE Units 3/4 Resource Collection Date: Tuesday 29th January 2019 – 10am to 1pm

Secondhand Book Sale

 TC is again providing parents and students with the opportunity to sell and purchase second hand text books for 2019.   Please see attached document for all information and instructions.

 Could parents please note the important dates listed below.

 Drop off Days Monday 3 December to Thursday 6 December 8.30am – 4.00pm

Selling Day Friday 7 December 9.00am – 4.00pm

Pick up of Unsold Books 10 December to Friday 14 December 8.30am – 4.00pm

VCE Unit 2 and Pre-VCE Classes are Running Next Week

Please note these classes are still running as normal next week. Students will be receiving feedback on their exams as well as building on the knowledge used in these exams in preparation of moving onto their next stage of learning within the subject area.

Previous Weeks Announcements

School Hoodies are back and now available to order!!

Follow the link for NEW designs and styles.
Order closes 10th of December so order now so you don’t miss out!
Size range available in the Resource Centre.

ATTentioN 2019 Graduates!

2019 Grad Hoodies and Rugby jumpers are now available! Clink this link to see designs and order today!
Sizes are available in the RC to try.
DUE: 3rd December

Sports Update

Next week we have our Entry Boys/ Mixed hockey team and Entry/ U14 Girls basketball teams competing in the State Championships.  They have been training hard leading up to this event and we are confident they will do TC proud.  We also have our Entry/ U14 Gala Day on Wednesday with 61 students participating across futsal, handball, tag rugby and ultimate frisbee.

 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:

 MONDAY- State Hockey Training

                   State Basketball Competition

 TUESDAY- State Hockey Competition

 WEDNESDAY- Futsal/ Handball/ Tag Rugby/ Ultimate Frisbee Competition

 MONDAY- STU/ TTRI- Tag rugby (Oval)

                   BWA/ EHUM- Handball (SC)  


THURSDAY- TDI/ SLOC- Volleyball (SC)

A Request from our Montessori Program: Furnishing our spaces

This term brings another exciting development for MAP in 2018. In Week 4 we will be refurbishing room D03 (adjacent to the current MAP room, via our kitchen) as our MAP Numeracy space and second permanent MAP room.

 We would like to make D03 a special space in which we can store all the MAP equipment and materials in a way that they are safe but also readily available for use during class time. This will enable us to set clearly defined expectations about our learning spaces, how we find them, use them and leave them. Montessori expects adolescents to care for their environment in a fully adult manner.

To construct this space within the true Montessori spirit of Prepared Environment, we wish – with TC’s approval – to provide beautiful furniture of natural materials and finish. We’d love if you know of, or happen to have, any timber furniture which you would be able to donate to the Program. If these items need repair or tlc, so much the better: of such experiences is great learning achieved. Already, two wooden tables have been found in hard rubbish by MAP staff! If you have any, please don’t hesitate to contact me on

Steve French

Final WASHI For 2018 Has Been Released

The final WASHI for 2018 has been released. This can be found on Compass.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.


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!

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