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Cover page - Dux of 2023

Congratulations to Serena Ahmad - dux of 2023 with a score of 81.9.

We are very proud of Serena who worked hard throughout the year and remained committed to her studies. Serena was an excellent role model for the other students and showed how to achieve the best results through hard work and dedication.

Serena hopes to pursue a career in nursing and we have no doubt she will be successful.

Congratulations to all of the VCE students. In 2023, for the first time, we had 100% completion of VCE and all of our students received offers at tertiary institutions. Congratulations to the VCAL students as well, who finished earlier in the year, and who are the last of the VCAL students to go through. From here on, all students who choose an applied learning pathway are enrolled in VM/VCE.  In 2023 our VCE results were up from 18 the previous year to 21, which is very pleasing. 


This was been another very busy year as we continue on our school improvement pathway at JFC. Other highlights last year:


*Excellent participation in NAPLAN

*Revised classroom processes and procedures, resulting in improvements in learning

*Some excellent opportunities for students to go on camps and excursions

*Meeting the Afghan women's soccer team

*Learning to ride bikes in our new Bike Ed program

*Raising the flags at the front of the school

*Introducing a whole new leadership program for students in 2024

*VM Gallery walk celebrating first year of Vocational Major.


Two announcements for 2024:

  1. Buildings - the demolition will begin early term 2, not term 1 as planned. Students will be placed in various areas around the school as we wait for relocatable classrooms to arrive in term 1. We will run Year 11 classes out of CB Smith reserve clubrooms in term 1, and possible part of term 2, while we wait for the portables to be set up. 
  2. Mobile Phone Policy - students' phones must be off and locked in their lockers all day and not used. Students must bring cash or card for canteen.

New staff 2024:

We continue to hire new staff and in the meantime, have employed a number of teaching and support staff.


Reception: Ms Jenaya Jackson

IT support: Mr Rayyan Khan

Mental Health Practitioner: Mr Andrew Baressi

Assistant Principal: Mr Andrew Self

Learning Specialist/English and Humanities teacher: Ms Blair Duncan

English and Humanities teacher: Ms Sandra Salmon

English, Humanities and VM teacher: Mr Nicholas Savage

Leading teacher Years 7 - 10 sub school and PE/Science teacher: Ms Jessica Mitreski

Spanish and Food Tech teacher: Ms Sara Gallego Gil


The next newsletter will include a greeting from our new staff. We are looking forward to another exciting year at JFC. The newsletter will be published twice a term (after this).

Have a great term and parents, please don't hesitate to contact your child's coordinator if you have any concerns.


Dr Lisa Vinnicombe

Executive Principal