Assistant Principal's Report

Years 10 Course Counselling for VCE 2019 – Wednesday 1st August 2018, Coming in 2019…Introducing the ‘Endeavour Program’ A new core subject at Years 7, 8 & 9, Student Awards, Uniform Requirements Update, Lamont Books is moving
Thursday 26th July, 2018.
Assistant Principal.

Years 10 Course Counselling for VCE 2019 – Wednesday 1st August 2018

There will be a Course Counselling Day for students in Years 10 on Wednesday 1st August 2018, 1.00 pm – 8.00 pm. The staff will be located in the V7 and V8 which is close to the corner of Josephine Avenue and Victoria Road. All Year 10 students and their parent(s) are expected to attend. There are no Year 10 timetabled classes that day.

Coming in 2019… Introducing the ‘Endeavour Program’

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.

7B: B. Ismail, Z. Jafari, D. Kakar, A. Rafai, F. Zakir

7D: R. Nash

7F: S. Asthagiri Chandrasekaran

7I: S. Haidari

7J: G. Cassidy

7K: J. Halmos

8A: B. Cotroneo

8D: S. Goode (2), L. Stewart

Uniform Requirements Update

Fountain Gate Secondary College is a uniform College that has been set out by the College School Council. It is a requirement that all students wear the full school uniform, including school shoes, to and from school.

When timetabled for Physical Education or Sport Education classes, all students are required to wear the full Physical Education uniform for Physical Education in Years 7 – 10 and for Sport Education in Years 7 & 8.

On the days when the students do not have Physical Education and Sport Education, they must wear their full school uniform. Students are not permitted to wear the tracksuit pants with their normal school uniform.

The official supplier is PSW Hampton Park, Unit 2/10-12 South Link Dandenong South. Phone: 9768-0343.

Girls School Uniform

Choose from:

Summer - cotton College dress or uniform supplier navy trousers,

Winter – College Skirt or uniform supplier navy trousers

Polo shirt with College logo/Collared white shirt with logo and College tie

Uniform supplier navy shorts/trousers

White/Navy socks

Practical and comfortable black lace up polished traditional school shoes

Navy Blue woollen jumper with College logo.

College school bag

Hat/peaked cap with College logo

Boys School Uniform

Choose from:

Polo shirt with College logo/Collared white shirt with logo and College tie

Uniform supplier navy shorts/trousers

White/Navy socks

Practical and comfortable black lace up polished traditional school shoes

Navy Blue woollen jumper with College logo.

College school bag

Hat/peaked cap with College logo

Unisex Fountain Gate Physical Education Uniform

Choose from:

Fountain Gate PE T Shirt and PE shorts

Fountain Gate navy blue track suit

Comfortable sports shoes

Hat/Peaked cap with College logo

Students must be in full school uniform:

  • During school hours
  • When travelling to and from school, and on excursions (unless given alternative arrangements)
  • When participating in school activities out of school hours
  • Up to and including the last day of school, unless previous arrangements have been made via the newsletter or a letter sent home to parent/guardian

The student’s uniform must be clean, neat and tidy at all times, and worn as intended. Buttons, zips, buckles, laces etc. must be done up and shirts, other than polo shirts must be tucked in. If students are not in the correct uniform, they may be sent home after parents have been contacted, and students may not be permitted to participate in excursions if not in full school uniform. If uniform is not required (eg. Free Dress Days), parents/guardians will be notified in writing.

SHOES

School shoes - Traditional black, lace-up leather, polishable school shoes are required. Black runners are not acceptable. Girls may wear T Bar sandals which have a solid sole and leather uppers, shoes which are flimsy and similar to ballet slippers will not be permitted. Girls are required to have the buckles secured. If they are broken they must be repaired or replaced. We have a number of areas which require feet to be fully covered e.g. Science Laboratory, Technology Rooms, Home Economics Kitchens for safety reasons. Note: Casual shoes such as Vans which are sold as school shoes do NOT meet our School Uniform Policy.

Note: Hoodies are NOT to be worn at school.

Lamont Books is moving

Mr. P. Broecker, Mr. N. Uwins

Assistant Principals

Newsletter Disclaimer

Information provided in the Fountain Gate Secondary College Newsletter may contain content from various resources used to educate and inform our community on a range of topics. These sources being the Internet, DET, Headspace, Educational Websites, Community News, Articles and Magazines. The College takes no credit or claim to have written these articles.