HIGHVALE SECONDARY COLLEGE Capital Avenue Glen Waverley 3150 Phone: 9803 5144 Fax: 9803 4310 Email: [email protected] School Website : www.highvalesc.vic.edu.au 14th November 2014 Edition 18 OUR SCHOOL VALUES EXCELLENCE ~ INTEGRITY ~ RESILIENCE ~ RESPECT ~ RESPONSIBILITY IMPORTANT DATES th st Wed 12 – Fri 21 Nov th th Mon 17 – Wed 24 Nov th Wednesday 19 November th Wednesday 26 November st Monday 1 December st Monday 1 December th Friday 5 December th Wednesday 17 December th Tuesday 16 December th Year 12 Exams Year 11 Exams Film Festival 6pm A4 (A-Block Classroom). Bookings essential- see article. Art Show 6.30pm Yr 10 & 11 Headstart Program Starts Yr 7,8 & 9 December Program Starts Yr 10 & 11 Headstart Program Ends Yr 8,9 & 10 December Program Ends Presentation Evening Term 1 classes start Thursday 29 January CAREER NEWS Click the link(s): Uniform Shop Hours Tuesdays Wednesdays 8.00am to 11.00am 1.00pm to 4.00pm Click here for Uniform Order Form Career News 7th November Career News 14th November TERM 4 2014 Term Dates 6th October – 19th December TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 2015 Term Dates 29th January - 27th March 13th April – 26th June 13th July – 18th September 5th October – 18th December Canteen Student Absence Reporting Hotline Click here for Canteen Price List 9802 5075 - Please call before 9am PRINCIPAL’S REPORT Junior school concert I would like to thank all of the music staff and our wonderful junior performers for the fantastic Junior School Concert held last Tuesday. I was very pleased by the dedication and enthusiasm of our performers. They played very well indeed. I would also like to thank the many ensembles and groups who have taken music into the community at various local primary schools and the Highvale retirement village. Everyone has been very impressed and welcoming of your performances. School maintenance program update Our Performing Arts space construction continues. The framing for the music practise rooms has now been completed. Internally, the new ceiling will be installed and the retractable seating has been ordered for installation in December. Budget 2015 The School Council Budget working party is currently finalising the 2015 cash budget. This will be presented to School Council for approval in its November meeting. I would like to thank all the members of the budget working party for working through revenue and expenditure requests to formulate a tight balanced budget. Exams The VCE Examinations are continuing and from my observations our students are handling the pressure very well. I certainly look forward to some excellent results. Year 11 Exams are scheduled for next week. I would like to wish all students all the very best of luck and encourage them to use their time responsibly in revision and study. End of Year Program Arrangements for the Head Start and junior school end of year program are currently being finalised. I would like to thank Mrs Pearce and Mrs Gale for all of their work in bringing these very important initiatives together. Course Interviews Students in Year 8 & 9 should have received their interview times for course confirmation for 2015. Ian Watkins Principal ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL’S REPORT Exams The Year 7-10 exams have finished, however, students are now working and completing final assessments and classwork. Best of luck for your results! Yr 11 The year 11 exams begin Monday November 17th. Students can email or speak to their teachers to assist with revision before their exam is due. Best of luck! Acting Yr 11 coordinator As Rebecca Parker is the acting Student Welfare Coordinator, Ms Amanda Gomes has been appointed acting Year 11 Coordinator. If you need to speak to her, you will find her in R2, or you can email her via compass or call the school on 9803 5144. Art Show The annual art show will be on November 26th at 6.30pm. It’s such an amazing night where we celebrate our talented students. Come along and be amazed!!!! Camp info sessions The Year 8 and Year 9 camp information sessions will be held in the library (If the venue changes we will let you know). Both camps are an excellent opportunity to explore Australia, learn new things in a different setting by ‘doing, experiencing and exploring’ and getting to know staff and students a bit better in a different environment. Please call Mr Phil Baumgartner (Year 9 Coordinator) or Mr Adrian Schmid (Year 8 Coordinator) for more information on 9803 5144 or contact them through compass. December program The December program is around the corner. Make sure you have paid and accessed the parent letter attached in the newsfeed in compass. The program looks fantastic! Caroline Leavey Acting Assistant Principal REMINDER TO BACKUP ACADEMIC REPORTS Access to Compass ceases as soon as a student exits the school (including exiting Year 12 students). This means that on-line access to Academic Reports also stops at the same time. In order to avoid reprinting fees, it is strongly recommended that families keep a backup of all Academic Reports. SAVE YOUR DATA All student data on the network will be deleted at the end of the year. Please save any file, school work, or any other data which you have stored on your U:\ drive or anywhere else on the network so that you can keep it for future reference. You can save your Data on a removable drive or USB memory stick. Mario Barbieri - IT office NEWSLETTER ADVERTISMENTS If you wish to place an advertisement to sell your child’s uniform, the cost to place an ad in one fortnightly newsletter is $10. You are required to produce your own advertisement and email it to the school no later than 3pm on the Thursday prior to the newsletter publication. Payment is required before publication. College Charges 2015 – Additional Payment Mode via Compass The College has recently sent an information pack via mail to all families regarding payment of College Charges for 2015. If you did not receive this could you please contact the College. For 2015 the College has introduced a further option of paying via the Highvale Compass Portal. To pay via this method use your parent login and password to access the portal. (Your Account log on and password will be included on your mailed statement of college charges form). On the right hand side under my news you will need to click on Course/Confirmation Payment link. From here you will be able to process your payment. There is an option of paying your charges in full or in two instalments. If you elect the two instalment method your credit card will be debited for first instalment at the original time of payment and then automatically debited for the second instalment on the 5th February 2014. If you process your payment online you do not need to return the Statement of Charges Form. Payment Direct to College Please note that you still have the option of returning payment and form to the College Office. Payment mode accepted at the office is cash, cheque, credit card and EFTPOS. Online BPAY payment is also available. For BPAY payments your statement of charges form will include the College’s Biller Code as well as your family reference number. Please retain this information for future payments. For all payments to the College General Office including BPAY please ensure you return your Statement of College Charges Form so that your fee payment can be allocated correctly. Alternatively at time of payment you may email this information to the College - [email protected] 2015 Year 11 & 12 Student Book Hire and Bond Payment Year 11 and 12 Headstart Program for 2015 Commences Monday 1 st December. All students will need to pay their book hire and return this year’s current texts prior to collection of 2015 text books. Year 11 Students will also be required to pay their book bond prior to collection as well. Book Bond will be refunded at the completion of year 12 providing all texts are returned and compulsory charges have been paid. Payment for this is also available on Compass. Highvale Administration Team Year 11 Exam Timetable Sem 2 : 17-24 Nov Monday November 17 (Mon1) – Community Centre Period 2 Period 3 and 4 Community Centre Community Centre 9.20 am READING 10.55 am READING Period 1 9.30 am START 11.05 am START Set up 10.30 am FINISH 11.55 am FINISH 1 Hour (incl reading time) 2 Hours (incl reading time) (CC) EN012A EN012B EN092A EN092B Period 5 NO EXAM (CC) EN012A EN012B EN092A EN092B EN112A EN112B LI012 Tuesday November 18 (Tues1) – H Block Periods 1 and 2 Period 3 and 4 1 ½ Hour Exams 1 ½ Hour Exams 8.35 am READING 10.55 am READING 8.50 am START 11.10 am START 10.20 am FINISH 12.40 pm FINISH BM022A EC022A BM022B ME022A BM022C MU022A (D9) Wednesday November 19 (Wed1) – H Block Periods 1 and 2 Period 3 and 4 1 ½ Hour Exams 1 ½ Hour Exams 8.35 am READING 10.55 am READING 8.50 am START 11.10 am START 10.20 am FINISH 12.40 pm FINISH BI022A LO101A BI022B SA022A Thursday November 20 (Thurs1) – H Block Periods 1 and 2 Period 3 and 4 1 ½ Hour Exams 1 ½ Hour Exams 8.35 am READING 10.55 am READING 8.50 am START 11.10 am START 10.20 am FINISH 12.40 pm FINISH FY022A MA072A HI022A MA072B PE022A PH022A Lunch, Periods 5 1 ½ Hour Exams 1.05 pm READING 1.20 pm START 2.50 pm FINISH CH022A DT022A DTT02A VC022A Lunch, Periods 5 1 ½ Hour Exams 1.05 pm READING 1.20 pm START 2.50 pm FINISH PY022A PY022B Lunch, Periods 5 1 ½ Hour Exams 1.05 pm READING 1.20 pm START 2.50 pm FINISH HH022A HH022B Friday November 21(Fri1) – H Block Periods 1 and 2 Period 3 and 4 1 ½ Hour Exams 1 ½ Hour Exams 8.35 am READING 10.55 am READING 8.50 am START 11.10 am START 10.20 am FINISH 12.40 pm FINISH DR022A MA112A GE022A MA112B LS022A MA112C MA72AA Monday November 24 (Mon2) – H Block Periods 1 and 2 Period 3 and 4 1 ½ Hour Exams 1 ½ Hour Exams 8.35 am READING 10.55 am READING 8.50 am START 11.10 am START 10.20 am FINISH 12.40 pm FINISH MA102A AC022A MA102B Lunch, Periods 5 1 ½ Hour Exams 1.05 pm READING 1.20 pm START 2.50 pm FINISH NO EXAM NO EXAM YEAR 11 LEGAL STUDIES EXCURTION A couple of weeks ago, the Year 11 Legal Studies class met at the station and travelled into the city to visit the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. Upon entering the building we emptied our pockets to pass through security and we experienced first-hand what is not allowed in the court when one student had to leave his metal ruler with security! Students adhered to court etiquette by bowing to the magistrate upon entering and leaving the courtroom and witnessed a range of interesting cases, including one where the defendant was facing 18 charges! We then moved across the road to the County Court and we were lucky enough to be able to sit in on some County Court cases. In one court room the judge stopped proceedings to explain to us what was going on in the trial. The students were very impressed that he took the time to talk to us and they came away at the end of the day with a much better understanding of court processes and procedures. Shani Edwards HIGHVALE STUDENT TO THE RESCUE! FILM FESTIVAL – Wed 19th Nov Spanning genres from comedy to drama, documentary to mockumentary and everything in between, the Highvale Film Festival is an opportunity to see the great film work produced by Media students at Highvale. Featuring films by students from Years 9-12, it will be an inspiring and entertaining showcase of the work of our very talented filmmakers. Come along and vote for the People’s Choice Award. Other awards for outstanding work will be presented on the night. Please note: some work contains coarse language and adult themes, moderate in impact. Warnings will be given on the night for these films. Date: Wednesday 19th November at 6pm in A4 (Ablock classroom). The screening will run for about an hour, followed by voting and award presentations. Tickets are free, but space is limited so you will need to book using the following link: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSum mary.aspx?eid=111710 Tim Clark ARTS SHOW – Wed 26th Nov COMMUNITY TEXTILES PROJECT Throughout 2014 the Textiles Department has again been producing a range of pinafores, library bags and art smocks for donation to orphanages overseas. Our first batch has hopefully been delivered and our second range being modelled here by Peppa on the left and Hazel on the right are now ready to go. You can also see these on display at the upcoming Art Show on Wednesday 26th November at 6.30pm. Wendy De Wolde YR 10 DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM Good drivers aren’t born. They are made. And the best way to become a good driver is to get plenty of driving experience. But sometimes, learning how to change gears, or even how to change lanes can seem a breeze compared with the challenge of getting your parents/guardians to hand over the car keys. Keys Please can change that! The Keys Please student program covers: Why 120 hours of driving practice? Importance of the partnership between supervising driver (parent) and learner driver (student) Stages of learning to drive Staying safe on your P's Resources that are available for Learner Drivers/Supervising Drivers There is also an online parent/supervising www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/supervisors. driver resource to watch by going to We are hosting a Keys Please Student session for our Year 10 students on Wednesday 26th November during Focus Group. Helen Gogos LIBRARY NEWS NEW SHELVING Exciting news! Many of the library books are still in boxes as we are replacing our old and outdated shelving with new shelving which will be specially designed and constructed to suit our needs. The new look library will be more welcoming, comfortable and modern. We are all very excited! ENGLISH NOVEL AND PLAY SALES The library will be the venue for the sale of all Year 8 – 12 novels, plays and related study guides. Our local book distributor, J.P. BOOKS will be selling these on NOVEMBER 27th and NOVEMBER 28th 2014 between 9.00am and 3.00pm. Please be aware that many of the titles will NOT be readily available at your local book shop. HEAD START and Book Hire Text return The Head Start program begins on December 1st so all Year 11 and 12 Book Hire text books need to be returned to the library by November the 27th. All other year levels also need to have returned their Book Hire text books by December 1st. Mrs Johnson, Mrs Mangan and Ms Marshall MUSIC NEWS The last few weeks have been very busy for our Music students. In addition to the successful Junior Concert held earlier this week, The Senior Band performed at the Highvale Primary School assembly on Monday afternoon. The repertoire was selected specifically for the youngsters, with 'Eye of the Tiger' and 'Sesame Street' proving to be a hit. Baritone saxophonist and outgoing Senior Music Captain, Jennifer McCluskey also took to the stage to conduct 'The Flintstones Theme'. In contrast, last week a group of enthusiastic clarinettists and flautists performed at the Highvale Retirement Village market day. Students performed solos, duets and larger ensemble items. The sausages and cans of soft drink were a welcome reward for the performers! Suzi Reid Woodwind Teacher PLASTIC/RICE/PASTA DONATION REQUEST Our Child Development class will be involved in an excursion to Highvale Primary school soon where we are planning a ‘home-made’ music class. We would appreciate donations of the following: Plastic water bottles with lids Ice cream tubs, with lids Rice that may be passed the use-by date, (which won’t be eaten) Pasta (as above) Please leave donations at the school office. Thankyou for your assistance. John, Alex and Laura Students of Ms Braddy’s Child Development class UNIFORMS FOR SALE / COMMUNITY NEWS If you wish to place an advertisement to sell your child’s uniform, the cost to place an ad in one fortnightly newsletter is $10. You are required to produce your own advertisement and email it to the school no later than 3pm on the Thursday prior to the newsletter publication. Payment is required before publication. Uniform 1 x VCE Blazer (never worn)- size 18Y $110.00 2 x Winter skirts (excellent condition) – size 16 $40.00 ea 2015 English novels All books $5.00 each Year 9 – The Divine Wind Year 11 – The Kite Runner 2015 English Literature novels Year 11 – Frankenstein Year 12 – Collected Short Stories Persuasion Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Please call Leanne on 0412 599 365.
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