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

Next Week @ TC 4/5/2018

To the TC Community,

The recent announcement of Gonski 2.0 has brought quite a bit of attention around education this week. From reading the paper it can be seen that many of the points discussed are those that we are already doing here @ TC. Whilst it is good to see that recommendations are out there, we need to be aiming for change. Young people deserve to have schools with a similar philosophy to TC, based around student empowerment and student action, where all students have the opportunity to progress at their own level from the own individual learning starting point. Whilst Gonski 2.0 recommends what schools should be doing philosophically, we @ TC are actually doing this.

As you will know, we are heavily over subscribed here @ TC, with far more young people wanting places than we can provide. We do work with our federation of schools, including Mount Alexander College and Bundoora Secondary College in order to be giving more students the opportunity to Take Control of their learning. Students from each of our Schools will be meeting within the next few weeks to discuss ways in which education can be improved even further. If you are interested in this opportunity, please come and talk to me.

This weeks Announcements

  • TC Hoodies - Orders Close This Evening
  • NAPLAN
  • Attendance
  • Chicken Pox
  • College Council 2018
  • Collection of Student Mobile Numbers
  • Sports Update
  • TC Facebook

Last Weeks Announcements:

  • Hoodie Round 2 Update
  • Information on how to withdraw from NAPLAN
  • College Council Correction
  • Students on College Council - A reminder
  • Sports Update

Previous Weeks Relevant Announcements

  • New Head of House Announcement
  • Updated Getting to know TC Document
  • New Hoodie Order
  • Student Positions on College Council

This weeks Announcements

TC Hoodies - Order closing tonight

Did you miss out ordering a hoodie??? DO IT NOW

The order has been re-opened to Friday as some staff and students have missed out. This this your LAST CHANCE. Due to many colours not having enough orders please only order NAVY  in the stripped arm and NAVY and TEAL in the large ‘Templestowe College’ Front.

Are you thinking of ordering a hoodie?? Now is the time to ACT! We need more orders to go through, so encourage your friends and if you haven’t paid YOU NEED TO, to ensure your order is counted.

As the weather gets colder this will definitely be a great addition to your wardrobe! Please find link below with new designs available. Each design needs a total of 25 orders or higher to go ahead. If you order a design that has less orders we can swap the colour or design to a different option or you can receive a refund.

When creating an account please us the students name so it is easy to hand them out when they get to school. We have a complete size range at school to try options on located in the Resource Centre. Please see Sophie to try a size on. These will cost around $69

Link https://shop.reformclothing.com/join/fq2008

Design options available are Navy and Teal

Happy shopping 😊

NAPLAN

A reminder that we have NAPLAN approaching in the next few weeks. Please see the announcement below if you would like to withdraw your child due to Philosophical reasons. All students at Enrty and the equivalent of Entry two years ago must sit NAPLAN unless they have withdrawn through the appropriate ways.

Attendance

Notification from the DET re; Unexplained Absences from School

All government schools must contact parents/carers on the same day of an unexplained student absence

From the end of Term 2, all Victorian government schools must contact parents/carers as soon as practicable on the same day of an unexplained student absence.

This requirement supports student safety and wellbeing. Schools need to know when and why a child is absent, and parents/carers need to know if their child is not at school. Prompt communication also promotes daily school attendance.

Parents and carers must notify the school of their child’s absence as soon as possible on the day of absence using the school’s preferred method, including online, by telephone or by email.

 Schools and parents working together

Building positive and collaborative relationships through clear communications with parents/carers is critical to the successful implementation of the same-day notification requirement. 

The responsibility needs to be underpinned by a shared understanding and expectations about the procedures for monitoring, recording and follow-up of student attendance as outlined in the school’s attendance policy. Anybody wishing to know more can contact Matthew Daly by email (mdal@tc.vic.edu.au).

Working in partnership, below sets out the responsibilities of TC and families in helping to co-manage individual student attendance.

The school’s responsibilities:

  • Notify parents/carers

The school must notify parents and carers as soon as practicable on the same day of an unexplained absence. This should occur in the morning to allow time for the parent or carer to respond.

Schools can choose how they advise parents and carers based on their local context – for example by email, push notification via downloaded app, SMS or phone call.

  • Follow-up where required

At times the parent or carer may not be able to be reached because the school does not have their correct contact details. In this instance, the school should attempt to make contact with any emergency contact/s nominated on the child’s file held by the school, where possible, on the same day of the unexplained absence.

  • Record student absences data

Schools are required to record or transpose absence data in CASES21, eCASES or a third-party software that is compatible with CASES21. Schools using third-party software are required to import attendance data into CASES21 each month.

The parent/carer’s responsibilities:

  • Inform the school of the reason for all absences

Reasons for absences can be provided by logging into Compass, calling the school reception (9850-6333) or by emailing the School Attendance Officer, Sjin Kim (ski@tc.vic.edu.au)

Chicken pox

Please see below information on a confirmed case of Chicken Pox @ TC.

TC COLLEGE COUNCIL 2018

Please find below information on our 2018 College Council

Collection of Student Mobile Numbers

As part of SSDP today we collected all student mobile phone numbers. This is a process that we carry out every year to ensure that we have up to date records. This process is carried out not only for student safety, but mainly so that we are able to communicate with students through SMS should we need to. There is a more in depth explanation contained within the email sent to students, including what we do with the numbers collected and who has access to them. I would like to emphasise that these phone numbers are only accessible by members of staff @ TC, all of whom have signed our Child Safe Code of Conduct. Please encourage your students to complete this online form so that we can continue to collect all students phone numbers.

Sports Update

MON- Lunchtime AFL training (oval), Table tennis training (S- wing), Badminton training (Sports Centre)

TUES- Senior Interschool Sport Competition (hockey & basketball)

            Lunchtime Soccer training (Sports Centre)

THURS: Lunchtime Netball training (Sports Centre)

21st May- Community Colour Run (details on compass)

TC Facebook

A reminder that we have a very active Facebook page. This is one of the best methods for being able to see some of the great things that are happening here @ TC. 

Last weeks announcements

TC Hoodie Round 2 Update

Are you thinking of ordering a hoodie?? Now is the time to ACT! We need more orders to go through, so encourage your friends and if you haven’t paid YOU NEED TO, to ensure your order is counted.

As the weather gets colder this will definitely be a great addition to your wardrobe! Please find link below with new designs available. Each design needs a total of 25 orders or higher to go ahead. If you order a design that has less orders we can swap the colour or design to a different option or you can receive a refund.

When creating an account please us the students name so it is easy to hand them out when they get to school. We have a complete size range at school to try options on located in the Resource Centre. Please see Sophie to try a size on. The hoodies will cost around $69 each.

This order will close on Monday 30th April. This is to ensure that hoodies will be delivered by the 1st week of term 3.

Link https://shop.reformclothing.com/join/fq2008

Please see design options below in NEW colour PINK. Other colours available are Navy, Teal, Red, Purple and Green

Pink 1.jpg

Information on how to withdraw from Naplan

As a Department of Education and Training (DET) school, all students in Entry and who were the equivalent of Entry two years ago are required to sit NAPLAN tests taking place shortly. Guidelines set to us do state that parents are allowed to withdraw their child from the NAPLAN tests due to philosophical reasons. In order to do this you need to request to withdraw from NAPLAN. If your child does not arrive to the NAPLAN tests without a withdrawal form, we are required as a school to then ask the student to sit the NAPLAN test at a later date.

If you wish to withdraw your child from the NAPLAN tests, you must do so using the form below. We ask that you do this in a timely manner so that we can process the appropriate forms. Please click on the link below for more information.

Student Positions of College Council

A reminder that we have two positions for students on College Council. Information on this is below in last weeks messages.

SPORTS UPDATE

Congratulations to Gold community who won the athletics on Monday.  Also well done to the following students who won the aged champions for the day:

-Lachlan ATTARD, Matilda BROUGHAM, Cooper SIKKES, Dyani ANANIEV, Charlie VINEN, Maddi DAOUD, Finn ENDRIES, Ruby ADDISON, Diago WAIN, Greta BALDACCI, Jack SADLER, Chloe GORING.

Sports training for week 3 will be as follows:

MON: Badminton (sports centre) and table tennis (S wing) AFL (oval)

TUES: Soccer (sports centre)

THURS: Girls Netball (sports centre)

Previous weeks relevant announcements:

New Head of House to Replace Beth Wigg

It is with great pleasure that I would like to announce that the new Head of House, replacing Beth Wigg, is Stevenson Knight. Stevenson is currently working with Veronica Pender and Ceri Davies to take part in a handover of the role to ensure a smooth transition. Stevensons details can be found in the "Getting to Know TC Document".

Getting to Know TC Document

Please find below an updated version of the getting to know TC document. This has been updated with new staff to the school for term 2 as well. Please be aware that this is a big file when you download it.

New Hoodie Order

Hi all,

Thank you all for interest in the school hoodies. As the weather gets colder this will definitely be a great addition to your wardrobe! Please find link below with new designs available. Each design needs a total of 25 orders or higher to go ahead. If you order a design that has less orders we can swap the colour or design to a different option or you can receive a refund.

When creating an account please us the students name so it is easy to hand them out when they get to school. We have a complete size range at school to try options on located in the Resource Centre. Please see Sophie to try a size on.

This order will close in 11 days the 30th of April. This is to ensure that hoodies will be delivered by the 1st week of term 3.

Link https://shop.reformclothing.com/join/fq2008

Please see design options below in NEW colour PINK. Other colours available are Navy, Teal, Red, Purple and Green

Pink 1.jpg
Pink 2.jpg

 

Happy shopping 😊

STUDENT POSITIONS ON COLLEGE COUNCIL

From 2018 all Victorian government secondary school councils must conduct their Student member school council election process. There are two positions available. The attached documents provide information on the roles and responsibilities of this new category.

Student members of school council will have the same role and responsibilities as other council members, including full voting rights.

Student members will be expected to prepare for and attend all council meetings, in line with the requirements for school councillors.

If you want to nominate yourself or another student for one of the two student positions please see Peter Ellis.

Have a good weekend,

Peter

Peter Ellis

Principal

Templestowe College