Assistant Principal's Newsletter

Early Dismissal on the final day of Term 3, Facial Piercings, Parent Support Required, Parent-Teacher Evening for Years 7 -9, Student Awards, Boys Wellbeing Session, Student Wellbeing with our College Captains, Le-Mana Program and Wear It Purple Day.
Friday 16th August, 2019.
Assistant Principal.

Early Dismissal – Friday 20th September 2019 (Final day of Term 3)

The students will be dismissed at 2.30 pm on Friday 20th September 2019.

Facial Piercings

Students are allowed to wear two earrings in each ear and they must be either plain sleepers or studs. Other body piercings are not acceptable, this includes eyebrow rings, tongue studs etc. Students will be required to remove such items. Bandaids cannot be used to cover nose piercings etc, studs etc must be removed.

Parent Support Required

A number of students are arriving at school each day tired, not ready for a full day of learning. The reason for this is that your child has had their electronic devices (phones, iPads, and computers) in their rooms each night when they go to bed. We ask that parents insist that the electronic devices are placed in a different room, charging for the next day. If the students claim that they need these devices because they need the alarm clock, then please go and purchase an alarm clock. A good night’s sleep is imperative if a young person is to succeed.

Parent Teacher Evening for Years 7 – 12: Wednesday 4th September 2019

A letter explaining the arrangements for the evening and the instructions on how to confirm appointments with the teachers’ on-line appointment system will be sent to parents.

Appointment times can be made between 12.15 pm – 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm – 7.45 pm.

Parents who do not have access to the internet can contact Ms McAuley –Years 7&8 (8762-6822), Ms Etheridge Years 9&10 (8762-6833) or Ms Hatherall Year 11&12 (8762-6844), who will make the appointments for you.

Students will attend not attend timetabled classes but attend the interviews in their full school uniform.

It is essential that each student has a parent attend this evening. The staff will be located in the VCE Centre, Year 8 Learning Centre, G3/G4, S1 and S3 which are the closest buildings to the corner of Josephine Avenue and Victoria Road. We encourage all parents of Years 7 – 12 to attend.

Student Awards

Congratulations to the following students who have been working at their very best and have received a Certificate of Achievement.

8K: J. Akbari

Boys Wellbeing Session

On Friday the 16th August our Year 12 boys participated in a Boys Wellbeing Session which involved our College Alum. Over the duration of two hours, students participated in 3 different workshops. Dave Nugent, an employee of the College, conducted an hour-long session exploring the impact behaviour can have on relationships. This session was a highlight for many students. Lachlan Herd ’14 held a personal training session and explored how physical activity can assist in reducing stress. Dylan Stickland ’16 discussed his VCE experience with students and provided many strategies and tips on how to manage stress. Mr. D’Angelo, a teacher at Fountain Gate Secondary College and Mr. Hanratty, our College Principal, also took part and discussed life after school and the importance of having an open mind. This was combined with a delicious lunch of fresh pizza and the surprise of cold drinks which was generously donated by a few of our Year 12 students who participated in the workshops!

Student Wellbeing with our College Captains

Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Make sure to head to the Student Leadership Office to have a chat with our College Captains!

Le-Mana Program

Earlier this month 11 Year 8 Fountain Gate students ended their 10-week Le-Mana Program by putting together a presentation for parents and teachers. The presentation was created and delivered by the students themselves through speeches, songs and preparation of their cultural foods. Throughout the program, students had the opportunity to explore how they can connect their Culture to their educational learning environment. The Le-Mana program is a first for Fountain Gate SC but definitely not the last with the program returning next term for our Year 7’s.

Wear It Purple Day - Friday 30/8

Our Young Leaders will be handing out freebies and selling $1 jelly on the bottom basket ball court this Friday (30/08) at lunch in support of the LGBTQI+ community. Everyone is encouraged to wear one purple item on the day and we will collect gold coin donations from the Student Leadership Office.

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