Next Week @ TC Announcements

To the TC Community,

Again we have had a busy week at TC, with our whole school getting into the flow of the new year. I have spent quite a bit of time this week in S Wing working whilst seeing the learning take place in that space. S Wing is a space that was renovated, and evolving throughout last year, as a space for collaborative learning to take place. It is a huge space where students should be spreading out, working together on tasks in a collaborative manner whilst the member of staff moves amongst the groups supporting and facilitating the learning taking place. As the term, and year, passes on this will develop further alongside students independent and collaborative learning skills development. It should also be noted that this is another space to be used similar to the Resource Centre at recess and lunchtimes with comfy couches, the table tennis tables and other spaces for our students to socialise.

As a school we are having a bit of a focus on attendance at the moment. It is well known that greater attendance will result in more opportunities for high quality learning experiences within the school environment. Here @ TC, when looking at compass, no student should have any unexplained absences. We are asking that you as parents log into compass to approve illnesses or appropriate absences, as all students should be being marked on a roll for each of their subjects. Our staff are aware that it is their legal responsibility to mark the roll accurately, and so all data should be accurate. If you have a question about an absence please contact the classroom teacher that marked the roll.

This is a busy page of announcements again. There is so much going on here @ TC that this set of announcements in proving to be the best place to look to keep up to date. We will continue to refine the layout to make it as easy as possible to read.

In this weeks announcement:

  • New Announcements
    • Wednesday and Friday Clubs – Starting Next Week
    • Swimming Carnival – 1st March
    • Upcoming Events
    • Meet with the Principal Q&A Sessions
    • Student Parent Teacher Interviews – Change of Date
    • Attendance @ TC
    • House Student Leaders
    • TC Café News
    • VCAA Special Exam Considerations Information (for VCE Students)
    • After School Tutoring
    • Performing Arts: Stage Dive Every Week
    • TC Netballers
  • Repeated from Last Week
    • School Calendar for Term 1
    • Term Dates for the Year
    • TC Hoodies Announcement
    • VCE Catch Up Sessions
    • Panorama Bus Departure Times
    • Compass Log in
    • Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)
    • Times of the Day 2018
    • Permaculture Open Day
    • Immunisations

New Announcements

Wednesday and Friday Clubs Available – Starting this week

There will be clubs running from the end of lunch until 3:30pm on Wednesday and Friday afternoons for those students who wish to join. Please find below the clubs @ TC flyer for some more information. The sign up sheets are located in the Resource Centre. Add your name on the club you wish to join and opt in to either Wednesday afternoon, Friday afternoon or both! 

Swimming Carnival – 1st March

Please note that our Swimming Carnival on the 1st March, taking place at Aquarena, will again be for all students. The challenge has been set for this day to be a great day not just for our swimmers, but for all members of our community. As well as having the swimming events, there will be many novelty events taking place as well as we use this day as an opportunity to build connectedness for our students. Whether the event is for you about competing, supporting your community, using the dive board or the waterslide or watching others use the dive board or waterside, we are looking to make this a great day for all involved.

Currently our sports staff, TC Media, TC music, our Art Hub and many other areas are coming with ideas on how we can make this a great day. If you have any ideas please pass these onto feedback@tc.vic.edu.au

Upcoming Events

Please click below for a table of some of the upcoming events @ TC

Meet with the Principal Q&A Sessions

We are looking to run two sessions as an opportunity for all members of the community to be able to meet in an informal manner with Peter Ellis to be able to ask any questions that you may have. The aim is to run two of these sessions per term towards the beginning of the term. These opportunities are being held on the following dates:

  • Thursday 15th February 4:00 – 4:30pm
  • Friday 16th February 9:00 – 9:30am

If you would like to attend please click on the following link to register an RSVP so that we can plan how big the space that we need is: https://goo.gl/forms/v1UHAbG114SVsybs2

Student Parent Teacher Interviews – Change of Date

Please note that we have now changed one of the dates of the Student Parent Teacher Interviews. These will now take place on the following:

  • Option 1: Wednesday 14th March
  • Option 2: Thursday 22nd March

On these days, no classes will run. There will be further details to follow on booking these appointments.

Attendance @ TC Guidelines

Please see below a document outlining attendance requirements @ TC.

House Student Leaders

All students were emailed this week about the process for applying to be House Student Leaders.

Camps 2018 Information

Please click on the link to find more information on our Camps Program:

TC Café News

Healthy food for healthy minds. Our aim is to create wholesome, fresh great tasting food options daily. 

Welcome to TC Café, firstly we would like to congratulate Joy on becoming a grandmother again to twins and wish her all the best for her on her long service leave. She will be dearly missed.

It has been a great start to the year with so many friendly faces popping into the café to say hello.  As you may have noticed we have made a few changes inside and outside the café with the addition of more tables and some beautiful plants. 

We have been trialling a few  menu options and have found the homemade granola cups, yoghurt fruit cups, fruit salad cups, Parma melts and pasta are extremely popular. 

We are open in the morning from 8.00am for breakfast. 

The new menu should be finalised next week, thank you for your patience. And on behalf of all of us here have a fantastic weekend.

Jo, Shelley and Marj 

VCAA Special Exam Considerations Information (for VCE Students)

“We would just like to remind everyone that the closing date for the submission of 2018 Special Examination Arrangements applications for long-term or chronic conditions is Friday, March 2nd. We are therefore requesting that parents of any students, or students themselves, who believe that they meet the criteria for special consideration for exams inform Matt Harris or Sally Holloway via mha@tc.vic.edu.au and sho@tc.vic.edu.au . We ask that this be done by Wednesday, February 21st, due to the requirements that are often required in order to complete these applications. Special provision may be provided in the form of a scribe, additional time, or use of a computer. If you would like any further information relating to the VCAA Special Provision Policy, you can use the following link: http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/vce/exams/specialprovision/specialprovision.aspx.

After School Tutoring in the Resource Centre

There is After School Tutoring available for all students on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in the Resource Centre. Please see the information on this below.

Performing Arts: Stage Dive Every Week

The performing arts program will be kicking off its new weekly performance program, The Stage Dive Sessions, on Monday at lunchtime. These will be occurring every Monday lunchtime, starting at 1:40, and will be filled with student pieces from across dance, music, drama and media.

TC Netballers

The TC Netball Development Academy is having an open training session next Wednesday 14th Feb in the Gym. If you love Netball and are interested to see what the training sessions involve before signing up join us on Wednesday for a session and game play - 1.45pm-2.45pm. Any questions email kcl@tc.vic.edu.au

Repeated from Last Week:

School Calendar for Term 1

Please find attached our planner for term 1. This document in its current state has some events that aren’t confirmed, these are the ones in red writing. The Planner at TC is a dynamically moving document. This is the version as it is today. The weekly announcements and Compass are probably the most up to date ways of seeing the upcoming events.

Term Dates for the Year

Please see the table below for some of the key term dates for 2018

TC Hoodies

Please find below a message from our supplier of hoodies:

We are pleased to inform you that production has commenced on your order.

The projected delivery date for your order is 1/03/2018.

We will touch base with you throughout the production process to keep you updated. If your garments are ready earlier than projected, we will be in touch.

Final things to note:

1.    No further modifications can be made now that production has commenced.

2.    Reform will not take any responsibility for misspelled, incorrect or missing information.

We are excited to deliver your amazing garments, and are confident that everybody receiving a garment will be just as impressed with the end result!

VCE Catch Up Sessions

VCE Attendance Catch-up Sessions begin in the Silent Room on Monday 5 February. Catch-up Sessions will run weekly through the year at the following times:

Monday: 3.30pm to 4.40pm

Tuesday: 3.30pm to 4.40pm

Wednesday 1.30pm to 2.40pm

Thursday: 3.30pm to 4.40pm

Please be aware that ALL VCE students are required to meet the minimum VCE attendance requirements in 2018; this is currently set at 90%. Please see the attachment ‘Brief for VCE Attendance’ for further clarity on meeting the VCE attendance mark.

Panorama Bus Departure Times

A reminder that all the Panorama Bus leave at 3:37 every day of the week. Wednesday and Friday afternoons offer the opportunity for students to take part, and run clubs here @ TC or take part in the tutoring available. Please see the item in this item named “Wednesday and Friday Clubs” to see what is available for students to sign up to.

Compass Login for Parents

Please follow the link below to find information to help you with logging onto Compass for the first time as a parent or if you have lost your username or password. Parents, please note that you need to use the email address/mobile that was provided on your enrolment form for password recovery to work. If you have not logged into Compass yet, you should use this link to find help on obtaining your username and password:

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

If you hold a valid Concession Card/Health Care Card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF.  The allowance is paid to TC to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

The annual CSEF amount per students is $225.00.  Please find attached the CSEF Application form.  Please complete and return to the General Office with a copy of the relevant Concession Card.

From Drew in our Permaculture Garden:

We're having an open day on Sunday 25th Feb, as part of this year's Sustainable Living Festival.

Here's the info from the SLF website. Can you please share it with the community.

Thanks!

http://slf.org.au/event/tc-permaculture-and-fish-conservation-open-day/

Immunisations

Please find below a newsletter relating to immunisations

Remember, you can always contact us to offer feedback on feedback@tc.vic.edu.au 

Have a good weekend,

Peter

Peter Ellis

Principal

Templestowe College