7, 8 & 9 News
Welcome back to Term 4, what a great start to the term we have had. All students and teachers have been busy getting back into our teaching and learning curriculum as well as preparing for upcoming events. We are wishing everyone a fantastic end to the 2019 school year and hope Term 4 is very enjoyable for all.
We have held our first secondary school assembly and it was fantastic to welcome the newly appointed College Principal Mandy O’Mara.
News & Reminders
Teachers are continuing to recognise expected behaviours and award students with certificates at our assemblies. It is pleasing to see so many students upholding our SWPBS behaviours and receiving awards.
Term 4 brings warmer weather and it is extremely important that we are sun safe when outside, College caps can be purchased and worn in the schoolyard. We encourage all students to be vigilant and ensure they are sun smart while outside.
Congratulations & Farewell
We congratulate the students at Point Cook College that have been successful in receiving acceptance to select entry schooling. Your teachers are very proud and wish you success with your future schooling.
Year 9 Students & Families
As this is your last Term at Point Cook College it is important to ensure you are enrolled at a Senior Secondary College. Enrolments are well underway, and placements fill up. We highly encourage you to be prepared for your future learning adventures. If you need any guidance don’t hesitate to ask us at Point Cook College.
USA Space Camp / STEM Tour 2020
Some of you may be aware that we had 4 students participate in a two week USA Space Camp/STEM tour over the school holidays which had an educational focus on Science, Technology and Maths. Our students joined students from Ballarat High School for the tour, which included a week at the US Space and Rocket Centre in Huntsville, Alabama, engaging in the Advanced Space Academy Training Program, visiting historical monuments and Smithsonian Museums in Washington and visiting the Kennedy Space Centre, iFly Indoor Skydiving and Universal Studios - Behind the Adventure Tour in Orlando, Florida
We are offering the tour again in 2020 and hope to run it independently during late October. Students must be 14 years of age or over to attend. If we get enough interest will be holding an information night at the College for parents in a few weeks time, to be conducted by an Eduschool Tours representative. We are putting together an iMovie and will be sharing this with Year 7 and 8 students over the next week. If your child is interested and they bring home an Expression of Interest form for the Information Night, please return it by the date specified so we can confirm if the night will be going ahead.
Outdoor Education Camp Days-
Year 7 Camp Day is this Monday 28th October, students will have a memorable experience completing an amazing race with their peers at YMCA Lake Dewar Lodge in Myrniong.
The Year 9 Camp Day is on November 14th and payments are DUE by 1st November. Please pay via compass or at the college office in person or by phone.
The WSRC (Wyndham Student Representative Committee) team have designed and planned a forum for all 7-9 students to attend. It is about body image and building students confidence and self-esteem in relation to their own bodies. The forum will run from the 19th-22nd of November (week 7) and involves activities such as balloon pop, changing the beat and inspirational videos plus much more. There will be a whole college out of uniform day on Friday 22nd November, with the dress code of blue and purple in partnership with the Butterfly Foundation, the day is gold coin donation.