Assistant Principal's Report

Facial Piercings, Parent Support Required, Alumni Program, ‘Endeavour Program’ in 2019, Student Awards
Friday 21st September, 2018.
Assistant Principal.

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.

Alumni Program

Fountain Gate Secondary College is committed to alumni development which engages and involves former students in meaningful ways primarily to support current students and to advance the School.

For alumni, being part of this wider school community can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience on many levels. Alumni can:

  • Inform, advise, inspire and support current students at FGSC for example by sharing post Yr 12 pathway experiences including tertiary studies, work and industry insights
  • Meet and network with other former students from different year levels which can lead to career opportunities

We’re developing the program in partnership with Ourschool, www.ourschool.net.au a not-for-profit service that helps state secondary schools build their alumni communities.

To date, our alumni development program has:

  • Established and grown a database to communicate with alumni
  • Invited many alumni back to school to provide advice to students regarding different pathways, tertiary study and work opportunities
  • Set-up social and professional platforms for alumni to reconnect with one another
  • Involved alumni in various co-curricular events, programs and activities which also support staff

Other objectives of the program of which we welcome alumni support are:

  • Alumni providing or facilitating meaningful work experience placements for Year 10 students
  • Creating avenues to provide broader philanthropic support to FGSC

‘Endeavour Program’ in 2019

A new core subject at Years 7, 8 & 9

In 2019, Fountain Gate Secondary College will introduce a new subject at Years 7, 8 & 9 called Endeavour. Named after one of our values, the Endeavour Program will offer a fresh approach to teaching and learning. Applying a 21st Century STEM based curriculum that will offer students the opportunity to study in a cross-disciplinary, project and problem-based learning environment. Students gain knowledge and skills transferable to their normal classrooms while investigating real-world issues in an engaging student-directed learning environment.

The overarching vision of the Endeavour Program is to allow students to develop skills in investigating, analysing and synthesising information and creating and designing solutions to real world problems. They will also develop the 21st Century skills of creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.

The Endeavour projects will form part of the core program and will have an overarching major theme that will be framed with a series of driving questions that are open-ended and promote students to investigate, research, collaborate, design and produce a solution to the problem, which they will be required to present to an audience.

The Projects are designed to offer student choice and voice to their studies while developing key competencies that will help students to learn how to take initiative and responsibility, build their confidence, solve problems, work in teams, communicate ideas, and manage themselves more effectively. They are also designed to provide opportunities for students to use technology in authentic ways that reflect what is happening in their wider world.

The new building currently under construction will now be titled the Endeavour Centre and will house this new program. The Endeavour Centre will have ten new flexible learning spaces that will offer limitless learning opportunities. Furthermore, students will have access to amazing new technologies such as a CAD design studio, 3D printers and Laser Cutters.

We are working hard to develop this program and look forward to its implementation in 2019.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr Street or Mr Broecker on 8762 6839.

Student Awards

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

7A: E. Goh, S. Samadi

7B: B. Ismail

7F: H. Rahman (2)

7H: S. Jabari

7J: B. Nally

8A: M. Karimi

10K: G. Johnston

Thank you to all staff and students for a successful Term 3.

We hope you enjoy a safe and restful break.

Mr. P. Broecker, Mr. N. Uwins

Assistant Principals

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