Assistant Principal's Report

Facial Piercings, Parent Support Required, Coming in 2019… Introducing the ‘Endeavour Program’ - A new core subject at Years 7, 8 & 9 - UPDATE, Student Awards
Thursday 18th October, 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.

Furthermore, it has been brought to our attention that a small group of students have been ordering food for delivery to the College. Please note that the College does not permit delivered take-away meals. Our Canteen provides a wide variety of food for students, therefore there is no need to purchase from external sources.

Coming in 2019… Introducing the ‘Endeavour Program’

A new core subject at Years 7, 8 & 9 - UPDATE

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 design thinking, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and citizenship.

The Endeavour Staff have been working hard this year to develop a fun and engaging curriculum full of project work that will offer student’s choice and capacity to take ownership and initiative of their learning.

The Endeavour Centre is nearly completed and we are excited to bring in furniture and set up the nine new flexible learning spaces.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact 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: N. Shurifi

7C: Y. Ahangama Arachchige, T. Vera Gapriside

7E: C. Asahak

7I; A. Airs

8D: S. Goode, L. Stewart

8F: B. Robson

8H: R. Ahmadi, J. Gadsby, M. Giannikopoulos (2), T. Huang

Mr. P. Broecker, Mr. N. Uwins

Assistant Principals

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