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81-85 Bellarine Highway Newcomb VIC 3219 Phone: 03 5248 1400 Fax: 03 5248 3523 Email: Website: SMS student absences: 0416 907 351

Coming Events Thursday 19th April Parent Teacher Student Conferences 4-7pm Friday 20th April Parent Teacher Student Conferences 8.3012.30 Wednesday 25th April ANZAC Day Public Holiday Friday 27th April Tertiary Futures Program Yr11 VCAL Hospitality PSD Horse Riding Wednesday 2nd May Yr 9 Memory Mnemonics Friday 4th May Tertiary Futures Program Yr11 VCAL Hospitality Wednesday 9th May Outdoor Ed Bushwalk Interschool Sport Yr 11 & 12 Brainstorm Production Wired Thursday 10th May Outdoor Ed Bushwalk Interschool Sport

2018 Term Dates Term 1 30th January – 29th March Term 2 16th April – 29th June Term 3 16th July – 21st September Term 4 8th October - 21st December

Newsletter Issue 10 Tuesday 17th April 2018

FROM THE PRINCIPAL TEAM WELCOME BACK We hope that everyone had an enjoyable two week break. Yesterday we had a short assembly to welcome everyone back and to reset ourselves before getting straight back into our learning programs. REPORTS & FEEDBACK Reports were uploaded to Xuno in the last week of Term 1. We hope all students and parents have taken the time to read and discuss these. Also, students should have received feedback comments from all teachers in every subject. These comments can offer a reflection on student learning and the next steps for future learning. If you require assistance with accessing this information on Xuno, please contact the college. ANZAC COMMEMORATIONS Newcomb Secondary College will be represented at the Annual Geelong Schools ANZAC Commemoration on Tuesday 24th April. We will hold our school based ANZAC Service on the same day. PARENT, TEACHER, STUDENT CONFERENCES Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences are on this week, Thursday 4-7pm and Friday 8:30am-12:30pm. Bookings are open on Xuno and we encourage all parents and students to make appointments to come and speak with teachers. If a teacher you’d like to speak to is already booked up, feel free to contact them via Xuno or phone to make other arrangements. Please note that no scheduled classes will be running this Friday 20th April for Years 7 - 11 students. Year 12 students may be required to attend if notified by their teacher that a class is running. Mr Phil Honeywell, Principal Mr Shane Elevato, Assistant Principal Mr James Murphy, Acting Assistant Principal

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College Council: President: Michael Graham Vice President: Cassie Clift Exec. Office: Phil Honeywell

School Captains: Olive Bultman Zoe Bell

School Vice-Captains: Coby Eagle Emily Taylor

Whats been happening...

Year 8 Science conducting an experiment to determine the energy content in a peanut

Samantha working hard to blend her carefully mixed colours in Art... so hard that she is using 3 brushes

Year 9 students made apple and cranberry slice in their Food Tech class

Construction Induction training was so fun! Students hoping to get work experience in a building related industry need to have a card. Our students are able to do the course at a reduced rate

bulletin A unique opportunity for our 1st Year LAB Skills students.................... First year P-TECH students studying Cert III in laboratory skills had a unique opportunity recently. They were invited to view Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing on real clinical samples for the detection of Rickettsia and Coxiella. These pathogens are responsible for very serious diseases such as Q-fever and Epidemic typhus. This type of clinical testing is also widely used in crime investigation.

Students also received a brief introduction to molecular biology, such as the structure of DNA. Another amazing P-TECH opportunity for our students in the Lab Skills course! Special thanks to Dr Haz and Dr Zoltan at Analytical MicroLabs for this opportunity.

SCHOOL EXCURSIONS AND REMINDERS Students who don’t attend an excursion are expected to attend school as normal. Parents are asked to not keep students at home. Year/Group




Permission Slips & Payment Due


Tertiary Futures

27th Apr - 29th Jun



FAMILY ACCOUNTS Thank you to all the families who have paid their family account up to date. There are a small number of families still with outstanding essential charges that are now overdue. Prompt payment before the end of the year would be much appreciated.

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STUDENT ABSENCES Parents and Guardians are required to provide an explanation for their child’s absences. This can be done by: Telephone the College on 5248 1400 Send an SMS to the College on 0416 907 351 Write a note in the Student Planner or a separate note to present the next morning for your student to have their absence TRACKED. Attendance records can then be amended. In all instances the College requires the following information:     

Child’s name Home Group or Year level Date absent Reason for absence Parent/guardian signature (when written).

School communities prosper when families learn how to save The Australian Government, in partnership with ANZ, is funding Saver Plus for eligible families

Financial pressure on modern families is increasing and the matched savings and financial education program Saver Plus, which is a not-for-profit opportunity for eligible parents of school-age children for free. The program aims to teach strong savings habits and is making a big difference to a child’s educational experience. Frankston mother of three, Eleanor was able to buy new school shoes for her son when the need suddenly arose thanks to the financial skills she learned through Saver Plus. ‘My son came home with a big hole in his school shoes, and I had the money to purchase new ones immediately. This wouldn’t have been the case before Saver Plus,’ Eleanor said. ‘Now we are putting a small amount away each fortnight towards unexpected expenses and bills. This means when the bill comes in, we already have it covered. This savings has made a huge difference to our family this year.’

What’s involved Saver Plus participants set a goal at the start of the program, make regular deposits over 10 months and complete a series of financial education workshops, called MoneyMinded. When they reach their goal, their savings are matched up to $500 by ANZ, which developed the program with the Brotherhood of St Laurence back in 2003. Participants receive ongoing support through the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Berry Street or The Smith Family, who deliver the program in Victoria.

Funded by the Australian Government and ANZ, Saver Plus is open to families with a Centrelink Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card who have regular work (one or both partners), and who have a child at school or are studying themselves. Of the 36,000 people who have taken part in Saver Plus, 87% of participants have continued to save the same amount three or more years after completing the program. Furthermore, 93% of participants have reported improved self-esteem as a result of doing Saver Plus. ‘It enables people to get out of the cycle of having “just enough”,’ explains Claire Lindsay-Johns, Saver Plus National Manager, Brotherhood of St Laurence. ‘It can be life-changing.’ Saver Plus is available in 60 communities in every state and territory. For more information, call 1300 610 355 or see: Saver Plus

Winter Uniform Items Winter items to be worn with white shirt

College Jumper College Jacket College Tie College Blazer Girls skirt and pants Boys shorts and pants

NSC ‘Keep Cups’ available from the payments window in the office for $10.

Newsletter 10 17 april 2018  
Newsletter 10 17 april 2018