Principal's Newsletter

End of Year Activities 2018, Regional Athletics Championships, STEM Update, New Mod5 Portable, School Production - Grease, VCE Arts & Design Exhibition, Congratulations to Josiah Moreli Alama, English for Parents, Doctors in Schools Program
Tuesday 16th October, 2018.

End of Year Activities 2018

Payment reminder

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

If your child has lost their permission forms, they can be reprinted via the student compass page:


  1. Click on the icon represented by 9 little squares on the tool bar at the top of the page
  2. A drop down list will appear – Please choose ‘events’
  3. The events dashboard should appear
  4. All excursions the child is enrolled in will be listed and an option to print can be found at the end of each event line.
  5. Print each permission form and return with full payment by Friday November 2nd

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 Stacey Dannock, on 8762 6839.

Regional Athletics Championships

On Thursday 11th October, 17 students from Years 7-12 competed at the Regional Athletics Championships held at Casey Fields Athletics Track. Fountain Gate Secondary College was one of 57 schools competing on the day.

The students demonstrated exceptional sportsmanship throughout the day, congratulating those who competed in the events against them and were out in force supporting all students in their events. The students had minimal time to prepare for their events due to coming off the school holiday break, however; this did not seem to impact them. Both Mr Box and myself were proud of the way the students handled themselves throughout the day and the respect and pride they took in representing their College.

We have 5 students competing at the State Finals that are to be held on October 22nd and this is the College’s best result in years. Detailed results can be found below.

Congratulations to the following students who are progressing to State Finals:

Otto Lui (Year 8) – 1st Place Long Jump

Stefan Mandic (Year 7) – 2nd Place 1500m Race Walk

Lebron Naea (Year 9) – 1st Place Shotput

Hayley Schneidereit (Year 10) – 1st Place 100m Hurdles

Jack Schneidereit (Year 8) – 1st Place 100m Race, 1st Place 200m Race & 1st Place 400m Race

Congratulations to the following students who placed in their events:

Tyra Boysen (Year 12) – 3rd Place Discus Throw & 3rd Place Shot Put

Jordan Gavin (Year 12) – 3rd Place Shot Put

Logan Hiscock (Year 7) – 3rd Place Discus Throw

Lui Lui (Year 9) – 3rd Place Triple Jump

Otto Lui (Year 8) – 3rd Place 200m Race

Ray Murray (Year 12) – 3rd Place Discus Throw

Eltaf Musawi (Year 7) – 3rd Place 800m Race

Hayley Schneidereit (Year 10) – 3rd Place 100m Race

Judith Te’o (Year 12) – 2nd Place Shot Put & 2nd Place Discus Throw

Tafa Uili (Year 9) – 3rd Place 200m Race

Regional Athletics Championship Participants

STEM Update

Wow! What amazing progress we have seen with the construction of the STEM Centre. Please take a look at the photos below of the interior development.

We anticipate the completion of the centre soon and look forward to commencing classes in this spacious, modern facility.

Construction update...

New Mod5 Portable

Fountain Gate Secondary College is fortunate to receive another Mod5 portable. The portable arrived on Thursday, 11th October and was installed beside the gymnasium and the Doctors in Schools portable. Many thanks to our staff for their patience and understanding with the lack of access to the car park in the morning, and also to our families who may have experienced an increase in the traffic flow that morning.

This new portable will be utilised as additional classrooms.

Installation of the Mod5 Portable...

School Production - Grease

Grease, the School Production, premiered on Thursday evening, the 18th of October. Well done and congratulations to the cast and crew who put on a wonderful performance.

Don't miss the opportunity to watch this entertaining school performance.

Tickets must be purchased prior to the show via

Don't miss out!

VCE Arts & Design Exhibition

Congratulations to Josiah Moreli Alama - 8F

Congratulations to Josiah Moreli Alama, Fountain Gate Secondary College student in 8F, who recieved an MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award for State Rugby. Josiah is Captain of the team and we are very proud of his dedication to Rugby and his excellent sporting achievements.

Well done!

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