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

To the TC Community,

Welcome back everyone to the new term. It has been quite a disjointed week, but there has been a real purpose to the learning taking place in the classroom.

As a staff we spent some time this week looking at our school philosophy. This philosophy underpins everything that we do at the school. This can be found on our website by clicking here. I would encourage everyone to take the time to read through this document as it helps to reaffirm why we are doing what we are doing as we look to ensure that the students of TC receive an education that prepares them for their next stage of learning outside of the walls of TC, be that in further education or employment.

Announcements for Next Week

  • Term Dates for the Year

  • Next week in the Resilience Project

  • NAPLAN 2019

  • Tuning in to Teens Information Session

Announcements for Next Week

Term Dates for the Year

Please see the table below as a reminder for some of the key term dates for 2019:

Next Week in the Resilience Project

Next week on Tuesday all students will participate in a Resilience Project specific session during Connect time. Tuesday will be the day that the Resilience Project work is carried out in groups based upon a students age.

Our Entry students will be undertaking an introduction to Mindfulness as their topic.

Our FLE students will have the learning intention of beginning to develop the ability to see the same situation from a different perspective.

Our Grads will work in collaboration to identify potential challenges ahead and also will work in collaboration to identify things they are looking forward to. This will be carried out whilst looking at the emotions that students expect to feel whilst taking on these challenges. This will also be viewed through the lens of “if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you”.

All students should be completing the short activity in their Resilience Project each day as we look to help students build their resilience, through the key areas of empathy, mindfulness and gratitude.

NAPLAN 2019

NAPLAN testing will shortly take place here @ TC.

Under Department of Education and Training (DET) guidelines, all students are required to participate in the NAPLAN tests, unless a prior exemption is submitted as detailed below. During the test week, students will sit the tests under strict test conditions. This is a great opportunity for students to gain experience at sitting tests if they are planning on heading down a VCE pathway where they wish to gain an ATAR.

Parents/Guardians may withdraw students from the testing program if there are cultural or philosophical objections to this form of testing. Please fill the attached TC request form to apply for a Student Withdrawal Form which will be generated from the NAPLAN Website. The Student Withdrawal Form will be emailed to you and must be signed and returned to the General Office or emailed to Donna Smith (DSM@tc.vic.edu.au). Please note that there is a tight turnaround on these forms being returned. Please click below for a letter and other information on NAPLAN

Parent information Event in the Community

Please find attached information on a session being run by a group external to TC on the topic of Tuning in to Teens.

 

Have a good weekend,

Peter Ellis

Principal

Templestowe College