Principal Newsletter

Parent Opinion Survey, Fountain Gate Secondary College Rugby Academy Information Night - 16th August, South-East School 7s Rugby Gala Day, Semester 1 2018 Awards Assembly, ACARA NAPLAN Item Trial, End of Year Activites.
Thursday 09th August, 2018.

Parent Opinion Survey:

Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents.

It is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of parents’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour and student engagement. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

Approximately 30 per cent of parents have been invited to participate in this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous. This year the Parent Opinion Survey will be conducted from now to Sunday 26th August.

Your opinion matters and we strongly encourage you to complete the online survey.

Fountain Gate Secondary College Rugby Academy Information Night - 16th August:

South-East School 7s Rugby Gala Day:

The South East 7s Rugby Gala Day was held at Moorabbin Rugby Club this week with 25 teams from 11 schools participating throughout the day across the four age divisions.

We would like to congratulate all participating schools in what was an exciting and jampacked day of rugby 7s! What was particularly pleasing was the participation of returning schools who previously had been involved in our Gala Days, and the talent we saw returning.

Contesting the U14’s boy’s Grand Final were Fountain Gate SC and Trinity Grammar which provided many a highlight and a combination of individual and team brilliance. The final proved to be a high scoring affair with Fountain Gate SC proving their strength and knowledge of the game, to win 39-0.

In the U14 girl’s Grand Final it was exciting to see a mix of players ranging from those who have been involved in rugby for many years with those who had laced up the boots for the first time. The speed of the game was matched only by the physicality with Fountain Gate SC’s prowess eventually proving too much for Patterson River SC, winning 26-0.

In the U16 boy’s, it was a sea of green, as early favourites Fountain Gate SC 1 took on Fountain Gate SC 2. Fountain Gate SC 1 were dominant once again through the pool stages and this form continued through to the final, where they finished up with a win 33-7.

The U16 girl’s competition exhibited an enthusiastic approach to the game with a number of players seemingly indicating an ability to play at the high level. The two undefeated teams for the day, Fountain Gate SC and St Peter’s College Cranbourne, came up against each other in a well contested game. However, Fountain Gate SC just proved too strong and we’re able to break through to win 21-0.

Congratulations must go to Fountain Gate SC, who were once again the powerhouse teams of the day, proving that their Rugby Academy is proving to be a brilliant platform for developing and nurturing talent.

The teams that finished the day in the top half of the pool deservedly progressed through to the State Championships and will provide strong representation for the eastern region. Congratulations to the following teams who will progress through to the State Championships:

U14 GIRLS: Fountain Gate SC & Patterson River SC

U14 BOYS: Fountain Gate SC & Trinity Grammar School

U16 GIRLS: Fountain Gate SC & St Peter’s College Cranbourne

U16 BOYS: Fountain Gate SC 1 & Fountain Gate SC 2

Congratulations also to the following students who were awarded Player of the Day:

  • U14 GIRLS Player of the Day: Koreti Leilua (Fountain Gate SC)
  • U14 BOYS Player of the Day: Ben Lindeman (Trinity Grammar School)
  • U16 GIRLS Player of the Day: Talya Cunnington (St Peter’s College Cranbourne)
  • U16 BOYS Player of the Day: Moses Poreo (Fountain Gate SC)

On behalf of the Development Team we would like to thank all staff, referees, Noble Park SC volunteers and Moorabbin RUC who helped with the running of the day and particularly extend our gratitude to the schools, teachers and players for participating in this event.



Pool A

1st: Fountain Gate SC

2nd: Mentone Grammar

3rd: Hampton Park SC

Pool B

1st: Trinity Grammar School

2nd: Mooroolbark College

3rd: Patterson River SC

GRAND FINAL: Fountain Gate SC 39 v Trinity Grammar School 0


Pool A

1st: Fountain Gate SC 1

2nd: Hampton Park SC

3rd: Cranbourne SC 1

4th: Patterson River SC

Pool B

1st: Fountain Gate SC 2

2nd: Cranbourne SC 2

3rd: St Peter’s College Cranbourne

4th: Emerson School

GRAND FINAL: Fountain Gate SC1 33 v Fountain Gate SC2 7


1st: Fountain Gate SC

2nd: Patterson River SC

3rd: Presentation College Windsor

QUALIFYING FINAL: Presentation College Windsor 5 v Patterson River SC 5 (first try scorer)

GRAND FINAL: Fountain Gate SC 26 v Patterson River SC 0


Pool A

1st: Fountain Gate SC 1

2nd: Hampton Park SC

3rd: Cranbourne SC 1

4th: Noble Park SC

Pool B

1st: St Peter’s College Cranbourne

2nd: Patterson River SC
3rd: Cranbourne SC 2

4th: Presentation College Windsor

GRAND FINAL: Fountain Gate SC 21 v St Peter’s College Cranbourne 0

Congratulations to our students!

Semester 1 2018 Awards Assembly:

Thank you to our students, parents and community members who attended the Fountain Gate Secondary College Semester 1 Awards Assembly for 2018. Several of our students were awarded with Subject, Academic, Most Improved and Scholarship Awards. We are proud of all our students' achievements and the Awards Assembly allows us to recognise these hard-working and very deserving students. Congratulations to all students who received an award.

I would like to thank members of the Alumni; Jasmine Gonzalez, Azin Amin, Shekofa Jafari, Kal Edwards and Jake Alway, who attended and assisted with the presentation of the awards to our students. Thank you to our Guest Speaker, Azin Amin, who gave a wonderful motivational speech.

Special thanks to Liberal Candidate for Narre Warren North, Ms Vikki Fitzgerald, for attending our Awards Assembly and speaking to our students and school community.


On the 9th and 10th of August, 2018, 25 students from Year 7, and 25 students from Year 9, completed the ACARA NAPLAN Item Trial. Each year, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) selects certain schools at random to conduct these tests in order to ensure the NAPLAN test questions are valid. This year it was our turn to take part.

Students sat the 85 minutes tests, one Reading, one Numeracy, during the first half of the day. These tests will be completed online.

Thank you to our student participants for their time and effort. I hope they enjoyed their pizza lunch.

End of Year Activities 2018:

The End of Year Activities Program runs during the final week of the school year for students in years 7, 8 and 9. This year the program will be running over three days; Monday 17th of December, Tuesday 18th of December and Wednesday 19th of December.

Final payments and return of the permission forms for the End of Year Activities program are due Friday November 2nd.

The activities and costs for each of the program days are listed below:

Monday 17th December

  • Luna Park (unlimited rides all day) $32

Tuesday 18th December

  • 234 Fun Galore (Go Karts and Laser Tag) $33

Wednesday 19th December

  • Chadstone (full day shopping) $7

On each day there are free activities offered for students who wish to come to school. These activities include sporting games in the morning followed by DVD’s or computer games in the afternoon.

If your child is not attending any of the days throughout this End of Year Activity period a notice of absence is required to the attendance office and can be provided prior to the event days.

If there are any queries or concerns please contact myself, Stacey Dannock, on 8762 6839.

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