As we approach the end of first term, I would like to again thank parents for their support of the college with the setting of high expectations and standards. Our focus on Personal Learning, and the use in every class of Personal
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with approximately one hundred being delivered at the end of the holidays, and a further shipment in week three. Orders can be placed at the uniform shop ready for delivery. College blazers arrive in week two, and all other items of uniform are currently in plentiful supply. To clarify for parents, the school bag is considered to be part of the uniform, and our requirement is for a plain black satchel, back pack or bag. Handbag style bags are not acceptable. Your continued support in ensuring that your son or daughter returns to school ‘ready to learn’ after the break, would be greatly appreciated - correct uniform, required books and materials, journal and locker keys. This enables all of us to get on with the learning!
Learning Journals, is starting to assist students to better manage their time at school. These journals will be important to the discussions that occur at Student Progress meetings, which will take place in the first week of term one. Students will be required at the meetings, and will be asked to bring their journals along with them. These meetings will differ slightly from what has happened in the past and parents can expect further details and information accompanying the Progress Reports which will be mailed to your home address just before the break.
Next term will also see the introduction of the winter uniform, which must be worn during terms two and three.
The uniform supplier has informed the college that shipments of the girls skirt will arrive in two stages,
Photo: Mike Rangi - Yr 11 is loving the ‘new look’
Principal Team: Angela Pollard (Acting Principal) Amadeo Ferra & Tristen Lanarus (Assistant Principals) Bob Street: Business Manager Address: Belar Avenue, Frankston, 3199. Phone: 9789 4544 Fax: 9776 5211 Uniform Shop: 9775 5305 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.mcclellandcollege.vic.gov.au Absent Notifications: 9788 2035 Homepage Editor: Kellie Wiltshire Email: email@example.com
MATHS HELP GROUP Did you know that Maths Help Group has started? Maths Homework and Help Group operates in the SENIOR COMMONS every Tuesday at lunchtime. Students may need help with homework or to further clarify concepts. All Year levels are welcome, so come along and get some help. See you next Tuesday!
‘The ‘Arts’... needs
If anyone has a kettle and/or microwave in reasonable condition that they would be happy to donate to the college for the Performing Arts Dept that would be fantastic. For VCE Drama, Theatre Studies, Dance and also School Production, students are often kept back at school late as well as needing to come in on weekends & holidays for hours at a time for both rehearsals and set constructions. This would help avoid trips to the hub, milk bar and junk/fast food in general! Please contact Emma Sproule at the college for further info or generous offerings!
Parents are notified by letter for successful students entering into 7A in 2010 6th April
STUDENT PROGRESS MEETINGS
(Parent-teacher Interviews) Thursday 23rd April 1st week back of term 2) VCE Drama Ensembles - 'Is Big Brother a Work of Fiction?' Monday, April 27th & Tuesday, April 28th VCE Theatre Production - 'Six Characters in Search of an Author' by Luigi Pirandello Thursday, April 30th, Friday May 1st & Saturday, May 2nd Mid-year Unit 3 and 4 exams 9th -11th June GAT 11th of June Year 12 Practice Exams First week of September holidays, 21st- 24th Senior Formal 20th August Presentation Ball 16th May
Want to handle conflict better? OUT OF BOUNDS Is an eight week group program for parents/carers of young people (11-18) who are violent or abusive in the home The group offers parents / carers: - opportunities to develop strategies for managing their child’s behaviour - a supportive environment in which they can share their experiences When: Weekly from Thursday 30th April - 18th June 2009, 7.00pm-9.30pm Where: Anglicare Victoria, level 2, 60-64 Wells Street, Frankston (above Commonwealth Bank) Cost: gold coin donation per session To find out more leave your details with reception at: Peninsula Community Health Services - 5979 2894 FRANKSTON DOLPHINS JFC Under 13,14, 15 & 16 players needed for 2009 season. Contact: Graeme Tilley on: 0419 371 227 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fdjfc.com.au KARINGAL NETBALL CLUB Looking for U11 & U13 - Girls and boys to start immediately. No experience necessary. For more information contact Judy: 9775 9623 or Kerrie: 9789 6895 FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE ‘CHECKOUT’ A wickedly funny theatre for 5-12yr olds. Monday 30th March & Tuesday 31st March For booking times contact FAC on: 97841060 GOOD FRIDAY IN FRANKSTON April 10th, 11am. Music and Street theatre, good food and fun for the kids.
and the community
From the chaplain...Rowan
As the chaplain at McClelland College my role is to nurture a healthy faith and spiritual life in the school community. This is a real privilege as, from experience, I can say that McClelland College is leading the way in being: - A community where people of all faiths and religious backgrounds belong in harmony with each other. - A community where students and their families are valued as whole people – including their faith and spiritual life. Over the next few months I will be writing articles for the school newsletter about being a healthy multi-faith, multi-cultural community. I look forward to continuing the conversations with you in person. In the mean-time there are a couple of important things to mention: Queen’s Badge Awards The Queen’s Badge is a highly prestigious, internationally recognised award that our school is offering all students. It’s a great way to grow in your faith and develop as a leader at school. Please return your notes ASAP to secure a place in the program. WAG Students are invited to a time of Christian worship every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 in M4. Faith Captains The role of ‘Faith Captains’ has just been added as a new school leadership positions. Anyone interested in the role should speak with Mrs Andrews.
senior school notes.
My name is Paul Lee Holtzinger. I am 16 years of age born and raised here in Karingal. I am a current year 11 VCE student and recently elected McClelland College Captain. I am a Victorian representative in the sport of Martial Arts (Karate), which I have been involved in for the past 9 years. I recently won my 9th consecutive Victorian State Championship (2001-2009). My major highlight was when I represented Australia and won gold at the 2004 Oceania Karate Championship in Suva, Fiji. I am also a member of the Karingal Football Club. I play in the midfield position, where in season 2008 I obtained numerous possessions and was rewarded with the Club Best & Fairest Runners Up award. During my spare time I enjoy playing the electric guitar, playing table tennis and listening to music. In 2009 I am studying the following subjects: Further Maths, CAS Math Methods, General English, English Literature, Legal Studies and Physical Education The subjects I have chosen are for my future career path, which is either in the field of, Physical Education Teacher or in the Special Operations Group in the Police Force. My main role as College Captain is to represent McClelland College, staff and students. My vision is to have McClelland College recognised as the number 1 College on the Mornington Peninsula. For this to eventuate, I am endeavouring to put forth a list of suggestions to enhance our image and to promote McClelland College throughout Frankston and the surrounding community. Paul Lee Holtzinger (McClelland College Captain) On 16th and 17th March we held our first student led assemblies for the year. Paul Holtzinger conducted the year 11 one and Hannah Dunn and Brittany Raynes the year 12 assembly. Throughout the assemblies we heard reports from the school, music, environmental and drama captains. Certificates were awarded to the following year 11 students who had been involved in a music recital in the library. Amy Mullins, Dale Christensen, Alisha Buvari, Crystal Abao Polhe, and Amelia Hunter. We heard about the high achievers breakfast that 5 of our Year 11 students attended at Monash University. Jasmine Keecher, Amelia Hunter, Zoe Mclelland, Dale Christensen and Rachelle Venville. Legal Studies students spoke about their excursion to the courts and VCAL students spoke about What’s happening in VCAL Senior committee meeting was held on Tuesday 24th March. We welcomed Kariyanna Johnson and Aaron Duggan as our VCAL Captains to the committee. Main issues that are being looked at the moment are designing a year 12 souvenir rugby top for 2009 and larger lockers for year 11 and 12 students.
SCHOOL COUNCIL 2009 elections
Council Elections – no election required as three parents nominated for six parent positions and two DEECD members nominated for the three DEECD positions. Parent Members: 2 year term of office: Lynda Hodgson & Jo Baker year term of office: Brett Christensen We are still seeking interested parents for the 3 x 1 year parent positions. DEECD members: 2 year term of office: Amadeo Ferra 1year term of office : Tristan Lanarus Angela Pollard Acting Principal/Executive Officer Welcome to the 2009 Year Seven Volunteer Tutors UPDATE - Each school morning 2-3 volunteers are helping in the Year 7 Max. Family members and some past students make up this year’s team. Some volunteer from one morning a fortnight up to few mornings per week. All are required to have their Working with Children Card. Current Volunteer Opportunities: Study Space To assist students, with a teacher, to do their homework in the quite atmosphere of the school library. Periods 3 and 4 especially. Year 8 Max To assist students with Literacy and Numeracy. Any family or ex-students who would also like to volunteer at the school please contact me. Everyone is welcome! Estelle Kefford - to assist families, carers and community members to find more ways to become involved with the school. For more details: ph. 0458 500 451 email. email@example.com or call the school main office. ge...
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Automotive Work Placement – Yr 10 or Yr 11 possibly leading to apprenticeship. Access All Areas – University of Melbourne Access All Areas is a day-long event especially designed for Year 10–12 students and their families, offering a personalised insight into the University of Melbourne. Friday 17 April 2009 at The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus Admission is free but places are limited. Students must register as early as possible to secure a place. http://schoolprograms.unimelb.edu.au/SchoolContactLogon.aspx?Applicati on=49
STAFF VS STUDENTS
STAFF TAKE THE LEAD 4:1
They did it again! The staff took on the students in Volleyball on the 17th March and beat the students in all three rounds. As of the next round, the students need to pick up their game before the teachers get too far ahead. Next Tuesday the Staff Vs Students will be an intense game of Dodge Ball commencing at lunchtime in the gym.
ATHLETICS DAY Wednesday the 18th of march was athletics day. It was a great day and the sun was shinning. REMINDERS - COMING SOON All the students who attended all Melbourne Law Info Session: 6.30pm, Wed 18 Mar; Melbourne Law School, competed. It was very close at the 185 Pelham St, Carlton. firstname.lastname@example.org, ph 8344 8912; http://jd.law.unimelb.edu.au/ start of the day with red coming - Melbourne Uni Info Sessions: 19 Mar (Ballarat), 24 Mar (Sale); 25 Mar in first place but by the end of the (Mentone), 6.30-8.00pm; Info: 1800 801 662 day blue came in first place. www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/events/vic/ Congratulations to Blue House! - Veterinary Science Open Day 10am-4pm, Sun 22 Mar, 250 Princes Hwy, 2nd Red House, 3rd Gold House and Werribee; www.vet.unimelb.edu.au/openday/openday2009reg.html (Melbourne University) 4th was Green House. - Parent Evening at Box Hill Institute; 6-9pm, 25 Mar, Thank-you to all the teachers and students www.boxhillinstitute.edu.au who made the day successful.Also to the year - Careers & Employment Expo: 27-28 Mar, Melbourne Exhibition & Convention 12 vcal students who attended and Centre, www.eocexpo.com.au helped out the house - Monash Uni: Tues 31 Mar – Science; Wed 1 April – Arts/Humanities, www.monash.edu.au/study/events captains.
- Forensic Medicine: Career info. session at Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 57-63 Kavanagh St, Southbank; 12.30-4pm, 6 April; www.vifm.org.
WANT TO STUDY A MEDICAL-RELATED COURSE IN 2010? If so, you may need to sit the Undergraduate Medicine & Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT). The UMAT test is 29th July, registrations open in April. The UMAT Information Booklet will be available ONLY online in late March, other information is available at http://umatweb.acer.edu.au. GOT A PASSION FOR ART AND DESIGN OR FILM AND TV? Then go to Swinburne in the holidays and meet with teachers from their Art and Design/Film & TV courses. 9.30am-3.30pm, Thurs 7 April at Swinburne (Prahran), 144 High St. Register: www.future.swinburne.edu.au/artanddesign. Contact: Stephanie Yeoh for details, 9214 8298, email@example.com. WANT TO FIND OUT ABOUT MONASH UNI? ‘At Monash’ seminar series on Monash courses, www.monash.edu.au/study/events. Go to www.monash.edu.au/study/eNews to register. Uni Student for a Day (Gippsland campus), Tues 7 or Wed 8 April; see www.gippsland.monash.edu.au or phone Giuseppe on, 9902 6987. CAN I BE PAID TO STUDY ACCOUNTING? - Ernst & Young offers cadetships to those who may be studying Yr 12 accounting and other business subjects. Applications open: 4 May; close: 17 June. www.ey.com.au/careers - go to Careers then students, for info/ applications. - PricewaterhouseCoopers offers a similar program. Applications open on 4 May and close on 19 June (www.pwc.com/au/careers - go to Students, Traineeship program). ALTERNATIVE CAREERS EXPO – Do naturopathy, massage, kinesiology or homeopathy interest you? What about circus, tattooing & piercing, martial arts, fitness, golf, costume making? Hayley.firstname.lastname@example.org. SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY FORUM – Wednesday 22 April 11am -1.30pm. Free transport provided from school. Only 16 places available. MANUFACTURING FORUM – Wednesday 27 May. Visit Jayco on Frankston-Dandenong Rd, Dandenong South and find out about over 50 different occupations that this organisation offers in manufacturing. Expression of interest now being sought from senior students. For all details contact Mrs Bucher in Senior Centre or Mr Van Maaen
A big thank-you to Mr Bowes who organised this fantastic day for McClelland College. Erin Tarrant House Administrator
...and the achievements continues... theatre studies!
Photo: Seniors having ‘a ball’ supporting their new house colour!
McClelland College’s 2009 Theatre Studies class presents to you Six Characters in Search of an Author. Six Characters in Search of an Author recounts the fate of a family of characters left unrealised by their author. Desperate to come to life, the characters interrupt the rehearsal of another play and demand that the director and cast stage their story. Written by famous playwright Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author is a tragic comedy that turns a mirror onto the theatre itself. Come and support this amazing cast of students on Thursday 30th April, Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May at 7.30pm in the Performing Arts Centre, (enter via Alexander Ave). Tickets go on sale Monday 30th March, bookings are essential. $5 per person. Call 9789 4544 or place your bookings at the office.