Next Week @ TC - 10th August 2018

To the TC Community,

This week saw the course planning and subject selection enter its second week. This week we saw a highly successful 2019 subject expo that was well attended. This afternoon/evening was offered so that students were able to see what the subjects on offer in 2019 are, in order to help themselves make more informed decisions when planning their course. The Parent Information sessions allow parents to be able to hear about the process in order to be able to support even further at home.

Over the next three weeks, students will be working in their SSDP groups to write their course plan as part of their ILP. Staff have undertaken training in course planning in order to best support students to do this.  This is an exciting time of the year as students make their choices for next year. All students have the support of their SSDP Mentor, their Head of House and their Community Leaders when making these decisions.

This Weeks Announcements:

  • Subject Selection Information Available Online
  • Meningococca Immunisation Information Available
  • 2019 Course Planning and Subject Selection
  • Student Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Sports Update
  • Science Week Update

Last Weeks Announcements:

  • Student Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 2019 Course Planning Information Sessions for Parents
  • Health Resources Wall - From one of our Students
  • Dyslexia Friendly Learning Information Sessions - Back by Popular Demand
  • TC Charitable Donations Request by a Student
  • Young Carers Program
  • The Mango Fundraiser is back

Previous Weeks Announcements:

  • Parent and Student Workshop - Organisation and Time Management
  • Student Feedback Survey taking place over the next two weeks
  • Request for Donation of Warm Clothes

This Weeks Announcements:

Subject Selection Information is Available Online

The subject selection information can be found online now This can be found by clicking on the link below:

Meningococca Immunisation Information

Please find below information on the Meningococca Immunisation Program.


 This week has been incredibly busy as TC has continued to provide the information and resources to enable students to plan their courses for 2019.

Multiple parent information sessions have occurred, and the following opportunity still exists:

  • Session for 2018 Entry Students:    Tuesday 14th August (5 – 6pm) in the PAC

Subject Expo ran very successfully during the afternoon and evening of Wednesday 8 August, and it was fantastic to see so many members of our community asking staff and current students questions about the range of subjects on offer. If you missed this event, the Subject Handbook contains pathway information and detailed descriptions of all TC subjects. The handbook and other supporting documentation can be accessed via Compass or found here:

Jenny Herbst, the TC Careers Counsellor, has also put together a list of helpful online tools that you may wish to explore with your child as they research future options and complete their course planning with their SSDP mentor. 

STUDENT PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES – Thursday 16 August and Wednesday 22 August

We have our Student Parent Teacher Conferences taking place in Weeks 5 and 6. These Term 3 conferences are perfectly timed for discussions involving appropriate 2019 subject selections. This is especially relevant in Maths and English as teacher recommendations for your child’s 2019 Maths and English subjects will be released via Compass on Monday 13 August.

Appointments for the conferences can be booked using Compass. For further information please see the FAQs attached below.

PLEASE NOTE:    Parents can now book conferences with SSDP mentors. Thank you for the feedback.

Sports Update

Please click on the file below to see this weeks sports update:

Science Week!

Next week (13-17 August) is National Science Week and we have a bumper week planned!

All parents are invited to come down to see our Science Showcase on Thursday while you are here for the parent teacher conferences. There will be displays of student work, some hands on activities for people of all ages and the voting of the annual Science Photography competition as well as the new FAB my Labcoat competition.

See attached for schedule of Science Week activities.

From the TC Science Week team

Last Weeks Announcements:

STUDENT PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES – Thursday 16 August and Wednesday 22 August

We have our Student Parent Teacher Conferences taking place in Weeks 5 and 6. These Term 3 conferences are perfectly timed for discussions involving appropriate 2019 subject selections. Appointments for the conferences can be booked using Compass from today. For further information please see the FAQs attached below.

2019 Course Planning - Information Evenings for Parents

We will be holding Parent Information Sessions based around Course Planning at the following times and at the following venues:

2018 Entry Students (taking place in the PAC): Monday 6th August (6pm), Wednesday 8th August (6pm), Tuesday 14th August (5pm)

2018 FLE Students (taking place in the PAC): Tuesday 7th August (6pm), Thursday 9th August (5pm)

2019 and 2020 Graduating Students (Taking place in the Resource Centre Silent Room): Monday 6th August (5pm), Wednesday 8th August (6pm)

2019 Subject Selection Has Begun

This week we launched subject selection for 2019. The date that all subjects selections are due in 8:50am, Friday 31st of August. Students have all been informed around this in Assemblies this week. 

For our Curriculum overview and our Subject descriptors (available in draft form), please use the links below These are being explained in the Course Planning information sessions.

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.” 

Dyslexia-Friendly Learning @TC - back by demand

 On Wednesday 15 August 2018 we are running two sessions for dyslexia-friendly learning in the PAC Area. Session 1 begins at 2.30pm and Session 2 begins at 5.30pm.

Session 1 is a repeat of the initial pilot session that was delivered in June 2018; this focuses upon how to empower oneself to achieve highly at TC and is available due to high numbers not being able to be accommodated

Session 2 is a planned progression where the speaker will be sharing very specific learning strategies so students with dyslexia-type learning challenges can overcome learning barriers and achieve well at TC

These sessions provide an opportunity for an external visitor to work alongside students with dyslexia and dyslexia-type challenges to enable them to understand how they can learn more effectively and then achieve well despite distinct challenges of a text-based special learning need.

The visiting speaker is a dyslexic who has achieved well at school using some very specific strategies and these will be shared so all can practice how to use them with support and guidance before then using them at TC.

If you (or your child) are interested in this workshop please RSVP by email to

Places will fill quickly, so please endeavour to have RSVP’d by Monday 6 August 2018.

For further information, please also contact Matthew Daly using the aforementioned email.

TC Charitable Donations Request by a Student

I am organising a trivia night fundraiser at TC for The I CAN Network, and I need your help! "The I CAN Network is driving a rethink of Autism, from ‘I Can’t’ to ‘I CAN’. They mentor young people on the Autism Spectrum to live life with an ‘I CAN’ attitude." It was founded by Chris Varney, who is on the spectrum, and encourages a positive mindset in thinking about ASD.  In order to get the night up and running, I would greatly appreciate donations of auction and raffle items for the night, such as unique memorabilia, holiday getaways, and gift items. You and/or your business will be mentioned on the night and will be given a certificate of appreciation, and even better, you will be supporting a wonderful cause!!

We are organising a date very soon, so stay tuned! We cannot do this without your help and support.

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:

Mango Fundraiser

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

Previous Weeks Announcements:

PARENT AND STUDENT WORKSHOP - Organisation and time management

 PAC Thursday 16 August

The importance of organisational and time management skills for students

Parents and students are invited to attend this workshop which focuses on understanding what time management really means, why it is important and the need for students to actually ‘see time’; and learn tips and strategies to ensure students also understand and can implement this and other skills for success at school and in life.

Other topics covered include:

  • understanding the role organisation plays
  • homework process, environment and plans
  • the study cycle 
  • procrastination and managing distractions
  • mindset. 

Ensure good habits are established in the 2018 school year and that your child has the necessary skills to maximise their potential.

To book, please follow the link below:


A message from some of our students: As part of our SSDP Project we are collecting warm clothes to donate to the homeless. We have a clothes rack and a box in the RC so that people can put their old clothes there. If you have any warm clothes that you would like to donate, please drop them off at the RC. Thanks.

Have a good weekend,


Peter Ellis


Templestowe College