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SENIOR CAMPUS 03 5593 1617 CAMPERDOWN COLLEGE JUNIOR CAMPUS 03 5593 1438 Website: http://camperdowncoll.vic.edu.au
CAMPERDOWN COLLEGE NEWSLETTER Term 2, Week 3, 4th May 2017
Camperdown College students, staff and families again participated proudly in the town ANZAC march and service. Flag bearers Andrew Anderson and Alanah Blake ably led the various community participants in the march and our Junior and Senior School Captains Evie Clementson, Bailey McGillivray, Soraya Clark and Nicholas Jones led our school group and laid wreaths on behalf of their peers.
Clockwise from top: Alanah Blake; School Captains Evie Clementson, Soraya Clark; Nicholas Jones and
Bailey McGillivray; Junior Campus students watching the service; Andrew Anderson.
Soraya also joined the official party to give a reading during the service. It was terrific to see so many of our Camperdown College students from Prep through to Year 12 participate in this important day of remembrance, paying tribute and giving thanks to the service men and women of Australia and New Zealand.
Cherie Kilpatrick Principal
Our Mission: Camperdown College will provide exemplary teaching and learning programs within excellent facilities which foster school pride,
aspiration and persistence to achieve high levels of learning for all students.
From the Principal’s Desk…
The Camperdown College 2016 Annual
Report was presented and endorsed at
last Wednesday’s School Council
meeting. It is a compliance requirement
that schools report annually on student
achievement, engagement and
wellbeing as well as the school’s
financial performance and position.
Copies of the Annual Report can be obtained through the
College website and either campus office.
Teachers are once again completing progress reports on
Compass for all students from Prep to Year 12. Every six
weeks, teachers allocate a rating on a 1-4 scale for four
learning attributes that underpin student achievement. The
progress report is presented on Compass in the form of
coloured graphs as well as numbers, so that students and
parents can keep track of improvements and identify areas
for attention in the next six week period. We have included
an explanation of the Junior and Senior Campus 1-4
learning attribute ratings in this week’s newsletter. You can
also find these learning attributes tables within Compass
(open in browser) by selecting the pencil icon and clicking
on the School Resources button. Please note that a paper
copy of your child’s progress report can be supplied
through the relevant campus office if you are unable to
access Compass at home.
I am very appreciative of the efforts made by our students
and families to ensure school attendance is an absolute
priority. Any support you are able to give neighbours and
other College families to assist with transport or other
matters that affect school attendance is greatly appreciated.
Every child attending school on time, every day, ready for
learning leads to much better educational and wellbeing
outcomes for individuals, and our whole community
benefits in the long run.
We have made great gains with our overall school
attendance data and our data compares very favourably
with other schools. There is, however, still work to be
done to achieve greater consistency. We will continue to
work towards reducing the percentage of students with 20
or more absences per year to zero, to close the
achievement gap and ensure that every student has the best
chance of a happy, healthy and successful future.
There is a process you can follow if you are concerned
about a young person not attending school and wish to
refer the matter to the Department of Education for
investigation. Any member of the community can make a
referral to a School Attendance Officer about a child of
compulsory school age who appears not to be enrolled,
and copies of the community referral form are available at
either campus office.
Ms Cherie Kilpatrick, Principal
Thursday – Friday 4th – 5th May Year 10 Careers Camp
Thursday – Friday 4th – 5th May Year 9 Halls Gap Camp
Monday 8th May Sporting Schools: Football and Netball
Tuesday – Thursday 9th – 11th May NAPLAN
Wednesday 10th May Senior House Cross Country (Session 5/6)
Wednesday 10th May Sporting Schools: Funastics
Wednesday 10th May Parents & Friends Meeting at the Junior Campus from 7.30pm
Friday 12th May Mother’s Day Breakfast from 7.30am – 8.30am at the Junior Campus
Friday 12th May Mother’s Day Stall for Prep – Year 6 students at the Junior Campus
Friday 12th May Year 10 TAFE Taster Day in Warrnambool
Friday 12th May Year 3 – 6 District Cross Country in Noorat
Monday 15th May Sporting Schools: Football and Netball
Wednesday 17th May Sporting Schools: Funastics
Thursday 18th May Year 9/10 Drama Excursion to Melbourne
Friday 19th May Year 3/4 Tower Hill Excursion
Friday 19th May VSSS District Rehearsal in Colac
Friday 19th May HSSSA Cross Country
Monday – Friday 22nd – 26th May Education Week: Healthy Mind, Healthy Body
Monday 22nd May Year 11 Geography Field Trip to Apollo Bay
Monday 22nd May Yoga at the Junior Campus for Education Week
Monday 22nd May Sporting Schools: Football and Netball
Tuesday 23rd May ICAS Digital Technologies Competition
Tuesday 23rd May Yoga at the Junior Campus for Education Week
Tuesday 23rd May Year 9 SSL Information Night at the Senior Campus
Wednesday 24th May Junior Campus Grandparents/Special Persons Morning from 9am – 11am
Wednesday 24th May Junior Campus National Simultaneous Storytime in the BER Building at 11am
Wednesday 24th May Sporting Schools: Funastics
Wednesday 24th May Year 7 Information Night at the Senior Campus from 7pm – 9pm See below
Thursday 25th May Yoga at the Junior Campus for Education Week
Thursday 25th May Junior Interschool Sports: Year 7 – 9 Football and Year 7 – 8 Netball
Friday 26th May Year 3 – 6 Division Cross Country in Warrnambool
Friday 26th May Prep – Year 6 First Aid in Schools
Excellence ~ Respect ~ Responsibility ~ Caring ~ Honesty
Our campus was very well represented at the ANZAC parade last week. SRC members Andrew Anderson and
Alanah Blake led the parade carrying the Australian flag. School Captain Soraya Clark presented a reading and with
fellow Captain Nicholas Jones laid a wreath on behalf of the Senior Campus.
Camps: Both Year 9/10 students have had the pleasure of being on camp from Wednesday through until tomorrow. Year 10
students have travelled to Melbourne to participate in a discovery program that aims to expose students to a range of
careers/tertiary options whilst also familiarising students with the use of public transport. Year 9 students have spent their time
enjoying all that the Grampians have to offer. Students have camped in Halls Gap, prepared their own meals using trangeas and have
completed three hikes.
Federation University – Discovery Day:
Years 9 students participated in a range of activities conducted by students and staff from Federation University as part of their
careers’ program last week. The activities centred on breaking down the barriers about university education. Thanks to Mrs Maskell
for organising this excursion.
The National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests for students in Year 7 and 9 will be conducted next
week. It is very important that students are in attendance on these days as performance on these tests is used to monitor student
growth and set future learning targets. The timetable for NAPLAN is:
Tuesday – Language Conventions and Writing
Wednesday – Reading
Thursday Numeracy. Students who are unable to attend on the day of the test will participate in catch up sessions.
As was mentioned in the previous newsletter Senior Campus students have had the opportunity to complete a brief online survey on
each of their subject teachers over the past three weeks. Student feedback forms an integral part of a teacher’s professional
development. Staff will receive valuable feedback on: their practice, impact of learning activities, relationships and enable future
discussions to take place on how to improve learning outcomes.
In addition to this, students in Year 7-12 will next week complete the annual Attitudes to School Survey and for the first time this will
be completed online. The results from this survey provide us with valuable data on students’ views of their wellbeing, teaching and
learning, and school in general, to support sch