Assistant Principal's Report

Buses, Early Dismissal – Friday 21st September 2018 (Final day of Term 3), Parent Teacher Evening for Years 7 – 12: Wednesday 5th September 2018, Student Contacting Parents, Coming in 2019… Introducing the ‘Endeavour Program’, Student Awards
Thursday 23rd August, 2018.
Assistant Principal.

Buses

A reminder to families that if their child is using the bus to travel to and from school, they must have a MYKI card with enough money on the card to cover the trip.

Early Dismissal – Friday 21st September 2018 (Final day of Term 3)

The students will be dismissed at 2.30 pm on Friday 21st September.

Parent Teacher Evening for Years 7 – 12: Wednesday 5th September 2018

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 posted home.

Appointment times can be made between 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm – 8.00 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 school as normal on this day but they will be dismissed at 2.30 pm.

It is essential that each student has a parent attend this evening. The staff will be located in the VCE Centre, V7/V8, C Block and G4/G5 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 Contacting Parents

There has been a growing trend of students contacting their parents directly asking them to collect the student from school as they are unwell. We request that if students contact parents during school hours, the parents follow this process:

  1. Ask their child to report to Sick Bay
  2. The parent contacts the school stating that their child has contacted them claiming they are unwell. The school will follow up with the student. If the student is too unwell to continue at school, the school will contact the parent requesting them to collect their child.

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.

7A: D. Balkan, Z. Mohammade

8A: N. Salihi

8B: Z. Al Hmedawi

8D: C. Binney

8G: J. Mohibbi

8I: B. Caldwell, J. Seaward

10G: M. McKay-Fulton

Mr. P. Broecker, Mr. N. Uwins

Assistant Principals

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