ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS' REPORT
Students are required to take their school diary to every class. Organisation is a key strategy for success so students should be making entries for all their subjects each day. They are required to record whether homework is given, what tasks are required and when they are due. If no specific tasks are set for homework, students should revise and prepare for approaching assessment tasks, such as tests and exams.
Parents can provide support on this issue by checking their child’s school diary regularly to see if homework and other important reminders are being entered. If your child has difficulty using their diary appropriately, revising effectively and completing homework on time, they should approach their Student Managers for assistance and support.
ORDERING SCHOOL PHOTOS ONLINE
To be able to view the images of your child and order photos, you will need to register online using the individualised code provided to each student on Photo Day. If you don't have your image code, or need assistance, please contact Arthur Reed Photos directly: 03 5243 4390 / email@example.com
If you have an existing Arthur Reed Photos account, you will still need to register using your 2023 code to gain access to this year’s photos. Note that all photo packages will be home delivered so please ensure all address details are correct upon checkout.
Finally, if students missed both the photo day and the catch-up day, please contact Arthur Reed Photos directly if you would still like to purchase an official school photo. They may be able to organise times for families to visit their studio in Keysborough. Their contact details are provided above.
Please note that our Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences will be taking place in the final week of Term 1 on Monday 3 and Wednesday 5 April. These events will again be run virtually via Google Meet, with teachers being available for 5-minute interviews. Please note that normal classes will not run on these two days; teachers will, however, be leaving lesson plans on Compass. This ensures students have work to go on with at home when they are not attending their online interviews. The Compass booking system will open shortly.
PARKING AND SAFETY ON MCKINNON ROAD
Staff from Glen Eira City Council have recently been photographing (and issuing infringement notices to) drivers that are dropping off children in the bus zone outside McKinnon Secondary College and stopping in the ‘no parking/standing’ zones.
Please be careful to observe and obey all signs in McKinnon Road. Traffic congestion is a continuing problem near the College and we ask for your cooperation in driving carefully and ensuring the safety of all children in the surrounding streets (including the many students who cycle to and from school). Please encourage your child to always wear a bike helmet when riding to and from school and to take particular care when approaching the school in the morning and leaving at the end of the day.
Also, if your child is catching the bus to/from school, please ensure they have a topped-up MYKI and remind them about the importance of using appropriate manners when travelling on public transport. As ambassadors for the College, all our students should be displaying and promoting our values of ‘Respect’ and ‘Community’.
NAPLAN 2023 - Commencing Wednesday 15 March
NAPLAN testing will be undertaken by all students in Years 7 and 9. Year 7 students will be completing these tests on Wednesday 15 March, Thursday 16 March, Friday the 17 March and Monday 20 March.
Year 9 students will be completing these tests on Wednesday 15 March, Thursday 16 March, Friday 17 March and Tuesday 21 March. These tests will be conducted during periods 1 and 2 for Year 7s and periods 3 and 4 for Year 9s on test days. All tests will take place in Form Rooms.
The NAPLAN testing timetable can be accessed here. A NAPLAN information brochure for parents and caregivers can be found here. Students are required to bring a charged Chromebook, wired headphones (please note that wireless headphones do not work) and a pen for planning. Physical calculators, rulers and protractors are not required for the Numeracy test as they are available in the online test format. We encourage parents/carers and students to continue to explore the NAPLAN demonstration site to get used to the test format.
NAPLAN Demonstration Site Link
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Year 7 - SM07@mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au
Year 9 - SM09@mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au