Principal's Newsletter

Celebration of Sport - Term 1, School myki Cards, FGSC 2019 News Team, Congratulations to our Vice-Captain, Calling all VCE Students, Cultural Diversity Week 2019, New Zealand Rugby Tour 2019, High Achiever's Program 2020, Open Night, Casey Academy Homework Club, ThinkUKnow
Wednesday 27th March, 2019.
Principal, High Achievers Program.

Celebration of Sport – Term 1

Ms Chelsea Craig – Carnivals and Interschool Sports Coordinator

Fountain Gate Secondary College students have made us proud in their latest interschool sporting endeavours, which students from Years 7-12 recently competing in Volleyball, Cricket and Tennis. We are tremendously lucky as a college to be in a position to have a successful program running through the college and this would not be possible without the support of our Principal team.

We have already won 5 Division Championships this term and are off to compete in the Regional Competition in Term 2. There were regular reports from teachers of wonderful teamwork and commitment, great sportsmanship and exemplary behaviour being displayed over the competitions. Students also did not give up in the face of defeat and showed wonderful resilience. Teams met to practice in their own time during lunch time. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the coaches and student helpers who have been diligent with their team selection and volunteering their time to coach and prepare the students for this level of competition.

Well done to everyone who represented Fountain Gate Secondary College. Your resilience and sportsmanship were second to none and we wish you all the best next term with your preparations for the upcoming Regional competitions.

We look forward to an even bigger and better Term 2.

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Senior Boys Volleyball – Ms Chelsea Craig

Miracle Falute, Basit Hassani, Joshua Iaulualo, Ngalu Kavapalu, Temetiu Leau, Moses Poreo, Lottu Poseta and Mohammad Tawakoli

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Intermediate Boys & Girls Volleyball – Ms Danielle Shmerling

Leafi Talataina, Lui Lui, Gabriel Seumanutafa, Naji Mossavi, Peter Malala, Isaac Rawaqa, Mahadi Tawakoli, Hans Aquino Harmony Vatau, Kelarney Burgess, Tausala Aigofie, Malama Sua, Kayla Leota, Ivy Addi, Mubina Yaqubi, Rita Awad and Melarnie Moapati

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Year 8 Boys Volleyball – Ms Tamsin Mackenzie

Maputaumai Fiso, Talavou Isaako, Sootino-Semanaia Lemalu, Eltaf Musawi, Jeremiah Sialau and Jamaine Sialau

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Year 8 Boys Cricket – Mr Asib Mohammad

Omed Agha, Zaki Azadzoi, Zubair Azizi, Logan Hiscock, Chad Lincoln, Jack McDonald, Benjamin McKenna, Jacob Noble and Jasondeep Singh

School myki Cards

All students who catch public transport to and from school are expected to have their own myki card. It is the student/parent's responsibility to ensure the card is valid and contains sufficient funds to cover the travel expense.

Several students have been borrowing myki cards from the school, which should only be used in cases where a student has lost their card.

Please note that this is not a free service if students use the school card. You will be required to pay the travel expense used on the borrowed myki card, payable upon return of the card the next day.

Students have been borrowing the myki cards and abusing the system by not returning the card the next morning or using it at their leisure. This is unacceptable. Students who do not follow the correct procedure will not be permitted to use the card.

Myki cards can be purchased at all 7-eleven stores, train stations and online, so there is no excuse for repeat borrowing of the card. I urge you to please make sure your child has a valid card.

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Fountain Gate Secondary College 2019 Student News Team

Fountain Gate Secondary College is very excited about the up and coming FGSC Student News Team. Students meet weekly on Wednesdays at lunchtime to create content and discuss the development of the student newsletter, which will be published at the end of Term 2. This newsletter is aimed at celebrating students work and accomplishments in a fun and engaging manner with interviews, creative pieces, artworks and games included.

Stay tuned for more information and a comprehensive update next term.

Congratulations to our Vice-Captain, Zahra Amini

Fountain Gate Secondary College would like to congratulate our College Vice-Captain Zahra Amini on her recent appointment to the Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC). As part of the VicSRC Zahra attends monthly meetings where she gets to work with like-minded and fellow passionate students on projects and events. She is very excited that her views and opinions are being represented and heard on a state level. This is a remarkable achievement by a truly inspirational young woman and all of us at Fountain Gate Secondary College are extremely proud.

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Zahra Amini

College Vice-Captain

CALLING ALL VCE STUDENTS

TSSM’s Easter Holiday Exam Preparation Program is the only Easter holiday program available to VCE students. It’s the perfect way to ensure that you’re prepared ahead of time.

Our single-day, 9 hour programs are taught exclusively by qualified VCE assessors and teachers who have first-hand knowledge of how to succeed in the VCE examinations.

Head to http://www.tssm.com.au/browse…/easter-holiday-program-7.aspx for more info.

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Cultural Diversity Week 2019

Fountain Gate Secondary College staff and students celebrated this year’s Cultural Diversity Week festivities with great pride. The event, which is celebrated right across Victoria ran from 18th – 22nd March.

Students took part in cultural workshops, such as cultural Spanish cooking sessions, henna design hand painting, traditional cultural games, P.I cultural workshop. The week culminated in Cultural Dress Day, with students coming to school dressed proudly in cultural dress, and a cultural concert in which Afghani and Samoan students performed amazing songs and dances before a very large and appreciative audience.

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Spanish Tortillas for Cultural Diversity Week

Students learning how to make Spanish Tortillas was the perfect way to kick of the 2019 FGSC Cultural Diversity Week. A massive thank you to Miss Gonzalez and her Auntie Rosa and Abuela Maria for running the fantastic workshop.

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New Zealand Rugby Tour - 2019

Fountain Gate Secondary College has organised a tour for 10 days (August 6 - 15), to play games against New Zealand schools and experience New Zealand rugby culture for a squad of 30 boys.

This tour is sanctioned and supported by Rugby Victoria and is a first for a state school in Victoria.

If you love rugby union and want to support the development of local grown talent of students excelling in school then donate now via the link below.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

FGSC thanks you for your support!

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High Achiever's Program 2020

Do you have a high achieving Grade 6 student? Apply for the High Achiever's Program and encourage their success. Please refer to the flyer below for details.

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Open Night - come and see our school

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Casey Academy Homework Club

The Casey Academy Homework Club has launched! This joint program between the City of Casey Youth Services Team and the Centre for Multicultural Youth aims to provide a culturally safe space for young people around the Clyde/Cranbourne area to enhance their education skills and engage with other young people.

This program is free and open to young people in Years 3-12. It will take place every Saturday and run from 10:00am to 11:30am at Selandra Community Hub and is open to young people from all different cultures and backgrounds.

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School Car Park

A reminder to all parents that you are not permitted to enter the school car park unless visiting the Front Office or meeting with staff.

The bottom gravel car park is out of bounds for parents at all times. Please do not park in this car park to pick up your students after school. We have had to close these gates to get the message accross to parents.

It is an OHS issue that needs to be taken very seriously. We have had some near misses with cars and students, so please respect the safety of our students.

Thank you.

ThinkUKnow

ThinkUKnow is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police, Commonwealth Bank, Microsoft and Datacom and delivered in partnership with all State and Territory police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia. The cyber safety presentations sensitively cover a range of topics including sexting, cyber bullying, online child exploitation, online privacy, and importantly what to do when something goes wrong.

Presentations are aimed at parents, carers and teachers and young people from Kindergarten to Grade 12. More information can be found at http://thinkuknow.org.au/report.

For advice on reporting these issues from another country, please visit the Virtual Global Taskforce.

REPORTONLINE CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

REPORTONLINE GROOMING

REPORT INAPPROPRIATE OR ILLEGAL CONTENT

REPORTCYBERCRIME

REPORTCYBERBULLYING

REPORTONLINE EXTREMIST MATERIAL

If a child is in immediate danger, call Triple Zero (000).

This information is for people who live in Australia only.

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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.