Principal's Newsletter

23rd April 2021. Principal. 1030 page views.
FGSC Commemorates 2021 Anzac Day, Year 9 Anzac Day Commemoration, FGSC Debating Team Claims Victory, Cross Country Carnival, Photography Competition Winner, Clothes and Book Swap, Nude Food Day and Music/Art Therapy Classes.

FGSC Commemorates 2021 Anzac Day

A dignified ANZAC Day assembly was held at Fountain Gate Secondary College on Friday the 23rd of April 2021 to commemorate the 106th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. These commemorations are held annually at our College and have long provided a special opportunity for students, staff, parents and members of the wider community to come together and pay respect to the tens of thousands of Australian and International soldiers who served on the Gallipoli Peninsula; many of whom died for their country.

We were very grateful to be able to commemorate this day as a school on campus as last year due to Covid restrictions we were unable to. Staff and students came together to be reminded of the great sacrifices that were made then, as well as those who currently serve our country overseas.

We sincerely thank all of our speakers and guests who attended our assembly including Pipers, Ian and Alastair who performed a beautiful reveille and Minister Luke Donnellan. We also thank all of our student leaders and College Captains, instrumentalists and singers as well as the numerous staff who assisted in the preparations for the day. We could not have run it as successfully as we did without you all. We believe that this year’s assembly touched many and hope that in doing so, that the spirit of ANZAC continues on. Lest we forget

Year 9 Anzac Day Commemoration

The students in the Year 9 'Great War, Great Struggles' choice subject spent last week examining why we commemorate ANZAC Day each year and why it is important to continue this tradition.

At the conclusion of the week the students held their own commemorative service in class, reading the Ode of Remembrance and the poem, 'The Fallen'. The students also created an Anzac display, created Anzac lanterns that they could use at the dawn service and had Anzac cookies!

FGSC Debating Team Claims Victory

Last Thursday was a very exciting day for our 2021 Debating Teams! Six of our students, competing in two teams represented our College in the debate 'That the government should fund universal free childcare.'

We had two teams, one Affirmative and one Negative (for separate debates). Our Affirmative Team narrowly claimed victory against Minaret College, 225 to 224 with the team consisting of

Sana Hashimi, Geordy Chand and Jalala Ahsani. We were thrilled to also walk away with 'Best Speaker' Geordy Chand who tied with a speaker from the opposition.

Unfortunately our Negative Team lost to St Thomas Aquinas College but put up an exemplary fight! Well done to Zahra Aqili, Gull Rezaie and Sadaf Sarwari for a fantastic debate.

Cross Country Carnival

Last term we were blessed with a gorgeous day to mark the final day of term and our Cross Country Carnival!

It was great to see the students, despite the heat, get involved. The students had a noticeable presence on the streets surrounding Fountain Gate, whether they completed it by walk or run. A few of our teachers also managed to give the students a run for their money, competing alongside them.

A day filled with laughter, excitement and happiness. We look forward to seeing how our students perform at the Division Carnival, which is approaching in May.

A massive thank you to Belinda Irving for the stunning photos!

Photography Competition Winner!

Nicholas Allsop from 10E, entered his photograph titled “Been through A lot” for the Steps Homelessness Photography Competition, addressing youth homelessness.

Many entries were received to help convey the concept of hope or light amidst an issue that is affecting many youth in our city. Nicholas received 2nd place overall in the competition with his photograph which he described as “The cut branches on a large stump of a tree help represent the struggles and great turmoil homeless people experience, as well as showing everyone (plants around the stump) shines and flourishes around them.”

He was awarded with his choice of a hoodie from www.hoodies.com.au which features many amazing individually designed clothes which also supports those doing it tough.

The launch for the Walk in my Shoes exhibition will be held in the Atrium at Federation Square on the 11th of May which will run 8-14 May displaying all the winning submissions including our very own FGSC’s students work! Congratulations Nicholas!

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CLOTHES & BOOK SWAP NOW WEEKLY - EVERY FRIDAY!

The Science & Endeavour Captains are excited to announce that the Waste-Not Clothes & Book Swap will officially be running every week on Fridays at lunchtime in C1!

Come along with your lunch and browse all of the clothes and books that have been donated so far. If you like what you see, simply swap for it with a clothing item, book, gold coin donation or a recyclable item.

The Captains look forward to seeing you there!

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