Assistant Principal's Newsletter

Eyecare, Fountain Gate Primary School, School Photographs, Student Awards, Curriculum News, Introducing the Endeavour (STEM) Program
Tuesday 11th June, 2019.
Assistant Principal.

Eye Care

The optometrist has commenced meeting with the students and testing their eyesight. The optometrist will be at school until mid-June. If families who may have not initially taken up the offer, can still do so by contacting the General office.

Fountain Gate Primary School

We ask parents to reinforce to their older siblings who attend Fountain Gate SC who collect younger siblings from Fountain Gate PS that they wait for their younger brothers or sisters at the designated waiting points identified in the school. In particular, the students need to wait outside the yellow lines painted in the pathway outside the front gate.

School Photographs

Please note the following letter from MSP Photography:

Dear Fountain Gate Secondary Gate Parents,

There has been a delay to the delivery time of your school photos. We acknowledge that you have had to wait quite a considerable time for your photos and that issues we have had at our main office have led to this delay. At present, all going to plan your school photos estimated time of arrival will be during Week 7 but hopefully before.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused but we would like to assure you we are attempting to deliver your photographs as soon as possible. Your school was informed by us that they would be receiving the photos earlier than currently anticipated and we also apologise to the office staff for any issues they have had to deal with concerning this occurrence.

We at MSP Photography value your support and thank you for your patience and understanding with this matter.

Please contact our office at MSP Photography on 5222 6747 or email our Client Manager Rohan on Enable JavaScript to view protected content. if you have any questions or concerns and we will make every effort to listen and respond to your needs.

Yours sincerely,

MSP Photography Management

Student Awards

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

7E: I. Senevirathna, J. Velasquez

9A: A. Caldis, G. Enua

Curriculum News 11.6.19

As the end of Term 2 approaches, you may notice that students are now completing examinations and final assessments in class. This can be a stressful time for students, as at times these assessments occur close together. A way we can support our young people during this time is by encouraging them to plan carefully for study and rest.

Your support could include:

  • Limiting the time your child is working or socialising at this time
  • Limiting phone and social media time
  • Providing a quiet space for your child to study at home
  • Ensuring your child is getting sufficient rest and sleep
  • Helping to develop a homework and study routine and plan for the next few weeks

Effective study can take many forms. Students may choose to summarise and compact their notes, attempt practice questions, seek feedback from others or work with others to consolidate and test their knowledge and understanding.

After all these assessments are over, it’s also important students get a decent break, eat well and get some sleep.

Check out the following websites for more tips:

https://austudent.elevateeducation.com/study-tips

https://www.matrix.edu.au/helping-my-child-study-effectively/

https://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/study-and-training/help-with-study/how-to-study-better/top-10-study-tips

https://www.studentbox.com.au/study-tips

Introducing the Endeavour (STEM) Program

In 2019 we launched the Endeavour Program!

Named after one of our values, the Endeavour Program offers a fresh approach to teaching and learning; applying a 21st Century STEM based curriculum it offers students the opportunity to study in a transdisciplinary, project-based learning environment.

The overarching vision of the Endeavour Program is to engage students in meaningful, relevant and highly engaging projects using our very own design process (see image below). There is a strong emphasis on developing 21st Century skills which we’ve called ‘Competencies for Deep Learning’. We are passionate about preparing students for an uncertain world and rapidly changing workforce by ensuring they are developing these competencies that include design thinking, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and citizenship. There is overwhelming research that suggests young people that are highly proficient in these competencies will be well prepared for the challenges to come in life after high school graduation.

Students will gain knowledge and skills transferable to their other core subjects such as Math and Science whilst investigating real-world problems in this engaging student-directed learning environment.

Our new Endeavour Centre offers eleven new flexible learning spaces that offer incredible learning and teaching opportunities. We’ve integrated the use of traditional and emerging technologies, enabling students to learn skills using trade tools, digital technologies and consumer technologies such as 3D Printers, Laser Cutters and CNC routers.

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