Principal's Newsletter

German Exchange Information Evening update, NAPLAN, Year 10 Tertiary Discovery Day, Year 9 Endeavour Flight Challenge, Model United Nations Conference at Monash University & Fountain Gate Secondary College's Breakfast Club.
Thursday 23rd May, 2019.

German Exchange Information Evening update:

Fountain Gate Secondary College: Tuesday the 28th of May at 6pm at the Year 8 Learning Centre.

The German Exchange information evening will be held in the Year 8 Learning Centre at 6pm on Tuesday 28th of May. There will be a presentation outlining why students should participate, the history of the program, cost, travel locations and more.

Fountain Gate Secondary College is thrilled to have an Alumni student presenting on the night, Dominque who will be sharing her experience of Exchange.

We look forward to seeing you there, however, we understand many commitments exist outside of school and you may be unable to attend. If this is the case you are welcome to contact Amy Borbiro on 8762 6839 to discuss the program in more detail.


During week 4, our year 7 and 9 students participated in NAPLAN testing.

I would lke to thank all our staff for their efforts and assistance during this busy week.

Please see attached a photo of students completing the Year 7 NAPLAN Writing test, on Tuesday 14th May.

Year 10 Tertiary Discovery Day

Fountain Gate Secondary College welcomed back a record-breaking 14 alumni to assist our Year 10 students with their VCE pre-requisites at Year 10 Discovery Day. The alumni spoke about the importance of researching university courses before selecting VCE subjects, provided insight into university life and helped students gain a clear understanding of different university courses and post-school pathways. Also, given the importance placed on transferrable skill development - alumni highlighted soft and industry-specific skills needed for job security.

This alumni program wouldn't happen without the generosity of our past students. A big thank you to: Alisha Keyzer '98, Mankeert Randhawa '13, Craig Reid '14, Rachel Tiberi '15, Jordan Marcovici '15, Charlotte Cuschieri '15, Lauren Retallick '15, Erin Garoni '16, Olivia Lim '16, Hickey '17, Jordan Gavin '18, Alivia Mai '18, Hayley Jacka '18 and Ray Murray '18.

Jasmine Gonzalez ‘16 (Alumni and School Spirit Coordinator)

Year 9 Endeavour Flight Challenge

The year 9s are brainstorming and researching ideas for their term 2 project, the Endeavour Flight Challenge. They will be starting the ‘design and develop’ stage next week, in which they will produce their own design which they will then go on to build.

Model United Nations Conference at Monash University

On the 15th of May, eight students from Years 10-12 attended the Model United Nations Conference at Monash University, hosted by the Monash University Law School and the United Nations Association of Australia. Our students represented two countries, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia as country ambassadors, presenting their country's position to the General Assembly and debating and working with other countries and delegates to propose and adapt a draft UN resolution on the topic of 'Sustainable Cities and Communities: Towards a Resilient Future.'

Fountain Gate Secondary College's Breakfast Club

Our Breakfast Club which runs every morning from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. has been an enormous success! We would like to thank Aldi Cranbourne for their generous donation of bread and fruit for our breakfast club and thank you to Subway Narre Warren for donating rolls.

Fountain Gate Secondary College's 2019 Anzac Day Assembly.

An ANZAC Day assembly was held at Fountain Gate Secondary College on Wednesday the 24th April to commemorate the 104th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. Staff and students came together to hear the stories and reflections of war from guest speakers and as such, we were reminded of the great sacrifices that were made then, as well as those who currently serve our country overseas. Our College also received a beautiful artwork that captured the Australian poppy and the French cornflower. This exquisite piece will be proudly displayed in our foyer, an ongoing commemoration of our gratitude to those who have served. We are extremely grateful to Mr. Calvin Bell of Narre Warren South who generously donated this artwork to our school.

We sincerely thank all of our speakers and guests who attended our assembly and shared their journeys, particularly on such a special anniversary. We thank all of our student leaders, our proud flag bearers, instrumentalists and singers as well as the numerous staff who assisted in the preparations for the day. We could not have run it as successfully as we did without you all. We believe that today's moving assembly touched many and hope that in doing so, that the spirit of ANZAC continues on. Lest we forget.

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