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QUAYNOTES TORQUAY COLLEGE NEWSLETTER QuayNotes TORQUAY COLLEGE NEWSLETTER PRINCIPAL: Pam Kinsman SCHOOL COUNCIL PRESIDENT: Amber Poer ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS: Russell Taylor-Shaw & Nadia Tkaczuk CHAPLAIN: Steve Brew BUSINESS MANAGER: Vicki Perry May 27th, 2015 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT Farewell Bryony: We officially farewelled Bryony yesterday and our school canteen will be temporarily closed unl fur- ther noce. A canteen commiee has been formed to review the canteen services and operaon. Please contact Russell Taylor –Shaw if you would like to join this com- miee. School Uniform: My sincere thanks to families who have supported our school uniform policy and have now ensured that your children are wearing the correct items. NB Tights are only to be worn under kilts and not summer skorts. School Mate app: The Department of Educaon has provid- ed a new APP called Schoolmate for all families. It is free and very easy to download from the App Store. It will pro- vide you with the curriculum for each year level and suggest ways you can assist your child at home in each subject area. Wanted old Mobile Phones: We have been collecng old phones to recycle. I plan to deliver these to the Melbourne zoo next week and would be willing to take extra old phones if you wish to send them in before next Friday. The zoo raises funds to save the gorillas in their nave habitat. New Pedagogies of Deep Learning: Collaboraon is an important skill that will assist your child to learn at school. When teachers and students work collaboravely knowledge is shared and retained for deeper learning. Camps, Sport & Excursion Funding The CSEF is an annual payment to the school to be used towards camps, sport and /or excursion expenses for the benefit of eligible students. *Primary school student rate: $125 per year To be eligible for CSEF, parents or legal guardians must hold a current Centrelink Health Care Card (HCC), Pen- sioner Concession Card (PCC) or Veterans Affairs Gold Card. Students must aend a registered Government or non-government Victorian primary or secondary school on the first day of term 2 or term 3. CSEF Applicaon Forms are available from the school office. Completed forms must be returned to the school office with a copy of Concession Card aached, by 4pm on Thursday 25th June 2015 *PLEASE COMPLETE AND FORWARD TO THE OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AS LATE APPLICATIONS CAN NOT BE ACCEPTED. WOORABINDA CAMP: Mid week update … “All children happy and enjoying camp!”

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  • QUAYNOTES TORQUAY COLLEGE NEWSLETTER

    QuayNotes

    TORQUAY

    COLLEGE

    NEWSLETTER PRINCIPAL: Pam Kinsman

    SCHOOL COUNCIL PRESIDENT: Amber Potter

    ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS:

    Russell Taylor-Shaw & Nadia Tkaczuk

    CHAPLAIN: Steve Brew

    BUSINESS MANAGER: Vicki Perry

    May 27th, 2015

    PRINCIPALS REPORT

    Farewell Bryony: We officially farewelled Bryony yesterday

    and our school canteen will be temporarily closed until fur-

    ther notice. A canteen committee has been formed to

    review the canteen services and operation. Please contact

    Russell Taylor Shaw if you would like to join this com-

    mittee.

    School Uniform: My sincere thanks to families who have

    supported our school uniform policy and have now ensured

    that your children are wearing the correct items. NB Tights

    are only to be worn under kilts and not summer skorts.

    School Mate app: The Department of Education has provid-

    ed a new APP called Schoolmate for all families. It is free

    and very easy to download from the App Store. It will pro-

    vide you with the curriculum for each year level and suggest

    ways you can assist your child at home in each subject area.

    Wanted old Mobile Phones: We have been collecting old

    phones to recycle. I plan to deliver these to the Melbourne

    zoo next week and would be willing to take extra old

    phones if you wish to send them in before next Friday. The

    zoo raises funds to save the gorillas in their native habitat.

    New Pedagogies of Deep Learning: Collaboration is an

    important skill that will assist your child to learn at school.

    When teachers and students work collaboratively

    knowledge is shared and retained for deeper learning.

    Camps, Sport & Excursion Funding

    The CSEF is an annual payment to the school to be used

    towards camps, sport and /or excursion expenses for

    the benefit of eligible students.

    *Primary school student rate: $125 per year

    To be eligible for CSEF, parents or legal guardians must

    hold a current Centrelink Health Care Card (HCC), Pen-

    sioner Concession Card (PCC) or Veterans Affairs Gold

    Card. Students must attend a registered Government or

    non-government Victorian primary or secondary school

    on the first day of term 2 or term 3.

    CSEF Application Forms are available from the school

    office. Completed forms must be returned to the

    school office with a copy of Concession Card attached,

    by 4pm on Thursday 25th June 2015

    *PLEASE COMPLETE AND FORWARD TO THE OFFICE AS

    SOON AS POSSIBLE AS LATE APPLICATIONS CAN NOT BE

    ACCEPTED.

    WOORABINDA CAMP:

    Mid week update

    All children happy and enjoying camp!

  • Dates To Remember Monday 25th - 29th May Woorabinda Camp 1 Wednesday 27th May 3rd June Reconciliation Week Thursday 28th May Dinosaur Incursion Yr 2 Friday 29th May Winter Lightning Premiership - Yr 5/6 Wednesday 3rd June Werribee Zoo Excursion Foundations Thursday 4th June Werribee Zoo Excursion Foundations Thursday 4th June Earth Education Excursion - Yr 5/6 Friday 5th June Curriculum Day - Pupil Free Day Monday 8th June Queens Birthday Holiday Monday 8th - 12th June Woorabinda Camp 2 Tues 9-Frid 19th June Yr 3 Swimming Program Friday 12th June Crazy Hair Daywhole school event Year 1-4 Disco in Stadium Thursday 18th June Foundation Year Disco in Stadium Friday 26th June Last Day of Term 2, 2pm dismissal No Assembly

    Pupils of the Week

    C1 Aaliayah M

    C2 Ke'ali

    C3 Kai S

    C4 Byron L

    C5 Thea B

    C7 Ari

    D8 Bowie

    B1 Tamiah

    B2 Isabella D

    B3 Quinn C

    B5 Will S

    B6 Jack C & Coco

    B7 Felix M

    B8 Mary Ellen

    D4 Liam P & Zhara

    D5 Poppy Mc

    D7 Jakiah B

    D1 Will C

    D3 Stella C

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    R5 Jonathan S

    R7 Thali B & Tali G

    R8 Teja K

    R2 Leah K

    R3 Zach S

    R6 Riley D

    R9 Dylan B

    R10 Mia S

    F1 Caitlin D

    F2 Stella H

    F3 Levi W & Tyson W

    F4 Archie B

    F5 Jake B

    F6 Jasmine H

    F7 Baylee F

    F9 Skye E

    F10 Mackie M

    Dinosaur Incursion Year 2

    The students in Year 2 will be having a session with Monash Science Centre on Thursday 28th May 2015. The students will examine fossil casts of dinosaur bones and discuss their structure and function.

    They will make a plaster cast of a dinosaur footprint, claw or tooth.

    The cost is $8 and will be taken from the excursion levy. If you have not paid the excursion levy, please send $8.00 to the office by Thursday 28th May, 2015

    Canteen Committee Update

    The Canteen Committee is inviting proposals for

    the school canteen for our next meeting.

    The meeting will be held on Tuesday 2nd June at

    8.45am in the Conference Room.

    If you have a business proposal for the new

    school canteen, please email the school on

    [email protected] or

    contact Mr Russell Taylor-Shaw on ph 5261 2360

    The Canteen Committee is very excited about

    reopening the canteen in the near future.

  • ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS REPORT

    Dear School Community Members,

    Education Week Report

    Last week was a fantastic week for our school community. We celebrated Education Week and held Open Days for our families and prospective families. The intention of Open Days is to celebrate our school and the wonderful place it is to come every day to learn. We are proud of our school and last week provided us with the opportunity to showcase what our school offers our students.

    We had many prospective families visit Torquay College for our Open Days; we encourage our families to enrol their children as soon as possible so that we can begin strategically planning for next year.

    Healthy Eating

    We would like to acknowledge and congratulate our families on their efforts in ensuring that their children always have healthy snacks and lunches. It is most encouraging to be able to visit classrooms and see students eating fruit, vegies and healthy foods.

    Our new canteen committee have started meeting to plan the future directions of our healthy canteen. Thank you for your patience with the closure of the canteen.

    Its not Okay to be away!

    Your childs Semester 1 report will indicate the number of days they have been absent from school. We hope the table below highlights the importance of regular attendance to school.

    How many days has your child missed this semester? 0-6 This is within the normal range. The child can take advantage of the teaching and learning opportunities

    available to them. 7 10 This attendance rate is below average. A child with this attendance rate could miss over one year of school-

    ing between Foundation and Year 10. 11- 20 This is a poor attendance rate. A child with this attendance rate could miss up to two years of schooling

    between Foundation and Year 10.

    To miss two years of school between Foundation and Year 10 places significant risk on any student. It goes without saying that regular absenteeism from school wont do your child any favours. Allowing your child to skip days simp-ly because they dont feel like going to school should not be an option.

    Our school provides support and strategies for families to assist maintaining regular school attendance. We encour-age any family to contact us or their childs teacher to discuss their childs attendance at school. Active Travel Survey

    If you are yet to complete the survey on how your children travel to school, please do so. It will go a long way to informing our future directions in the ongoing battle to ease traffic congestion and encourage active lifestyles.

    Please follow this link or go to the app: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7T7FNYQ Thank you for supporting our school and have a great week.

    Kind Regards,

    Russell Taylor-Shaw and Nadia Tkaczuk

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7T7FNYQ

  • HOT SHOTS TENNIS NEWS

    Registering your child to ANZ Tennis Hot Shots

    Our School is one of only 314 official venues of Tennis Australias National School Partnership Program (NSPP) in Vic-toria which means students will experience the national kids starter program ANZ Tennis Hot Shots in their health and physical education curriculum.

    As a valued supporter of the NSPP, your child will be registered to ANZ Tennis Hot Shots and will receive a free T-shirt as well as the opportunity to enter competitions which could win them $5,000 (the Hot Shots Kid of the Year competition) or an opportunity to meet a tennis legend

    (last years winner of the relevant competition got to meet Roger Federer). On top of that, all prep/reception students will receive a FREE racquet to take home as part of the program!

    And dont forget, the school will be supported by a $2.00 rebate back per registered student to put towards tennis equip-ment at the school ensuring the children are always able to play.

    I have read and understood the terms and conditions (overleaf) and the below privacy statement. I consent to my child/ward registering as an ANZ Tennis Hot Shots participant through the school and to the school providing the above infor-mation to Tennis Australia.

    If you would NOT like your child/ward to be registered to the NSPP program, you can opt-out by notifying

    Mr Ross Herbert You can also find a copy of the Terms & Conditions and Privacy statement at your school reception.

    Privacy Statement

    To assist us in the provision of products and services, we need to collect personal information about you. When you pro-vide personal information you agree that this will be used by Tennis Australia and other Australian Tennis Organisations (ATOs) under the terms of this statement, and the tennis privacy policy located at www.tennis.com.au/privacy, which contains information about how you may access and seek correction of your personal information or complain about a breach of your privacy, and how we will deal with that complaint. If you do not agree, you must not provide your personal information, and you may be unable to access all of our products and services. Tennis Australia and other ATOs may disclose your personal information to other parties, including our related companies, other ATOs, and third parties who provide us services. From time to time, these third parties may be located (and therefore your personal information may be disclosed) overseas, including to the USA and the Netherlands and as otherwise specified in the tennis privacy poli-cy. Tennis Australia and other ATOs may use and disclose your personal information for direct marketing purposes re-garding the products and services you are signing up to receive, unless you opt-out.

  • Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Update

    The year 5/6 students will be making margarita, leek & silverbeet pizzas in their next lesson. They

    will make extra margarita pizzas for sale on the dates listed below. The pizzas will be delivered to the

    classroom at 1.00pm.

    One slice is quite large and sufficient for lunch.

    Please supply your child with fruit or a snack.

    **A huge thank you to the Darburn family who kindly donated vegetables for this program**

    Pizza Order forms were sent home Monday 25th May, extra forms available from office.

    Please return the order form with student name, grade and money to the classroom

    or office by Friday 29th May

    Monday 1st June Grade 4

    Tuesday 2nd June Grade 3

    Wednesday 3rd June Grade 2

    Tuesday 9th June Grade 1

    Wednesday 10th June Foundation

    In the garden the students have been doing PH testing on the soil and discovering if our soil is alka-line, acidic or neutral.

    TORQUAY COLLEGE CHOIR If you feel like sharing your love of singing and performing, please come along and join the Torquay College Choir. The choir is open for all students in years Foundation to year six. Choir is lots of fun and we believe everyone can sing in their own special way. We sing a variety of songs and we aim to perform to different audiences this year.

    Choir is currently held in C5 with Ms Polwarth and Miss Rodgers on Fridays from 1.15 until 1.45. If you love singing and would like the opportunity to sing and perform with a group, then we would love to have you come along and join the choir.

    See you Fridays! Miss Rodgers and Ms Polwarth

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    FOUNDATION (PREP) DISCO YEAR 1/2 & YEAR 3/4 DISCOS

    National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and

    enjoy books. Now in its 15th successful year it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading

    and literacy using an Australian children's book that explores age appropriate themes, and addresses key learning are-

    as of the National Curriculum for Grades F to 6 and the pre-school Early Learning Years Framework. National Simulta-

    neous Storytime is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association. Every year a picture book,

    written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools,

    childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.

    By facilitating National Simultaneous Storytime we aim to;

    promote the value of reading and literacy; promote the value and fun of books;

    promote an Australian writer and publisher; promote storytime activities in public libraries and communities;

    provide opportunities to involve parents, grandparents, the media and others to participate in and enjoy the occasion.

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