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

Next Week @ TC - 31st August 2018

To the TC Community,

This week has seen the deadline pass for the subject selection process for 2019. Whilst this is only one milestone for the year, it is a pretty important one as we plan for 2019, but students are also making some important decisions over their education as well. It was an indicator one of the successes of the newly introduced SSDP time, in that we had our highest rate of students submitting their choices on time. Having the time available this term for staff to talk to students over their selections has been something that we have not been able to offer before. I hope that students have found this element of a supportive community useful through the term.

This Weeks Announcements:

  • Sports Update
  • Subject Selection is now closed
  • Student Consultation Sessions Next Week

Last Weeks Announcements:

  • Templestowe Community Market - Tomorrow
  • Pick My Project - We need your votes
  • Subject Selection Closes Next Week
  • 2019 Camps Information
  • Appointment of New Assistant Principals
  • Sports Update

Previous Weeks Announcements:

  • Order your food online - now available
  • Sexuality & Respectful Relationships Seminar on 4/09 at the Manningham Function Centre
  • Meningococca Immunisation Information Available
  • Health Resources Wall - From one of our Students
  • Young Carers Program

This Weeks Announcements:

Sports Update

Entry interschool sport goes out on Friday meeting at the Sports Centre at 8.30am.  

Lunchtime sports training has commenced for our inter school sport program.  These sessions are available to all our students on:  

MONDAY- STU/ TTRI- S WING Table tennis  

                   BWA/ EHUM- SC Basketball  

 TUESDAY- SPORTS CENTRE  SENIOR FUTSAL FINAL- Gold vs Green, Staff vs Students Junior, Staff vs Students Senior.  

 THURSDAY- TDI/ SLOC- SC  Volleyball EMR Training  

Entry and U14 Inter school Sport training Thursday during SSDP-  

* Basketball in the Sports Centre  

* Table tennis in the S wing  

* Hockey on the astro turf  

If you have signed up for Interschool sport this will appear on your compass otherwise you will not be allowed to train.

Subject Selection is Now Closed

The deadline for subject selection has now closed. Thank you to all students, parents and staff for working together to enable us to have the data ready to carry out our planning for 2019. Our next step is to see how many classes will run based upon the selections made, as well as having various staff looking at students selections to ensure that students have made good decisions around their 2019 subjects and courses. Staff will be working with students over any selections made that either don't look quite right or where there are questions. If you are part of the 1.5% of students who have not yet submitted your selections by the deadline, please contact your Head of House.

When students clicked on the "submit" button an email would then have been sent to students and parents confirming their preferences.

Subject allocations will be released in term 4 when consultations have taken place with students and staff. Please be aware that this process takes time, as we have over 1200 students all on unique pathways with their own course, so this takes a bit of time for us to work through.

Student Consultation Sessions Next Week

Next week we will be holding student consultation sessions during SSDP. Random students will be selected from each SSDP group to give feedback on SSDP as we look for it to evolve in 2019.  There will be more information on which students have been selected on Monday.

Last Weeks Announcements

Templestowe Community Market - TOMORROW

 Templestowe Community Market is happening tomorrow from 9am - 2pm at TC on the oval. It is being run by Entrepreneurship students and will feature a range of student run stalls as well as local businesses.
Food trucks, craft stalls, espresso coffee, clothing, jewellery, sausage sizzle, buskers and more.
We would love it if you could attend and support this initiative.

Pick My Project - Keep on Voting!

TC wants to build a Sustainability Innovation Centre. Vote for our Project to help us secure $200,000 to make it happen!

1.              Visit www.pickmyproject.vic.gov.au or click here to go directly to our page

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

3.              Register with Facebook, Google or your email address

4.              Select 2 other projects to add to your voting list.

5.              Confirm and Submit.

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

Subject Selection Closes Next Week

Subject Selection closes at 8:50am on Friday 31st August. Remember to get your subject selections submitted online through the ILP platform so that you don't risk missing out on any of your preferences.

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.

 

Previous Weeks Announcements:

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,

Sexuality & Respectful Relationships Seminar on 4/09 at the Manningham Function Centre

Please see attached flyer for an upcoming Sexuality and Respectful Relationships Seminar on Tuesday 4 September 2018. This event will be delivered in partnership with YMCA Manningham Youth Services as part of Manningham Council’s Parenting Seminar Series.

This seminar is a great opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the social issues faced by young people today in relation to sexuality and respectful relationships, and to improve skills in navigating the sensitive topic of sexuality with young people.

A keynote presentation with Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli will be followed by a panel discussion with representatives from the iMatter Program and Family Planning Victoria.

This session is suitable for young people to attend with their parents.

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