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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 Wednesday 14th March Outdoor Ed Sailing Thursday 15th March Outdoor Ed Sailing

Newsletter Issue 7 Tuesday 13th March 2018

FROM THE PRINCIPAL TEAM COLLEGE COUNCIL This Thursday we have the Annual Reporting Meeting of the Newcomb Secondary College Council. This will be followed by the co-opting of community members, the election of the Council Office Bearers and then the first meeting of the new College Council. This meeting will take place in the Language Centre.

Friday 16th March Intermediate Interschool Sport Monday 19th March Yr 7 Vaccinations Tuesday 20th March Interschool Sport - Cricket Wednesday 21st March Outdoor Ed - Surfing Thursday 22nd March Blues n Jazz Performance Friday 23rd March Yr 11 VCAL Hospitality Training PSD Horse Riding Monday 26th March Information Night Thursday 29th March Interschool Sport WMR Swimming Champs LAST DAY TERM 1

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

Mr Phil Honeywell, Principal Mr Shane Elevato, Assistant Principal Mr James Murphy, Acting Assistant Principal Follow us on: Facebook ‘Newcomb Secondary College’ Instagram ‘newcombsecondary’ Twitter ‘@newcombaus’ YouTube ‘Newcomb Secondary’

College Council: President: Yvette Ramsay Vice President: Mick Graham Exec. Office: Phil Honeywell

School Captains: Olive Bultman Zoe Bell

School Vice-Captains: Coby Eagle Emily Taylor



MUSIC news Music Performances – Please save the dates Blues’n Jazz – Thursday March 22nd – 9.45 to lunch – Official Opening of Diversitat Aged Support Norlane. Senior Concert Band – Open Night at the College on Monday March 26th. COLLEGE BAND UNIFORMS

COLD FUSION – Girls and Boys Black shoes, black socks, black pants, black shirts and Cold Fusion tie – boys only - (to be purchased from school $20.00). BLUES’N JAZZ – Black shoes, black socks, black pants, long sleeve black shirt with top button and tie (any colour – boys only). JUNIOR AND INTERMEDIATE CONCERT BAND – School winter uniform, long trousers, kilts for the girls, jumpers or jackets, white shirts, black/brown shoes.

All students who rehearse and perform with the College Bands and Ensembles are required to be in the Places to buy black dress pants – target, K-mart, appropriate band or ensemble uniform for all opportunity-shop. performances. Any student not in the correct and complete uniform will not be allowed to perform in public. If you have any queries regarding the College band uniforms please contact me via email – SENIOR CONCERT BAND – Girls and Boys –  black LEATHER school shoes – NOT CANVAS OR SNEAKERS - (closed toe shoe for girls),  black socks  long sleeve white shirt with a collar and top button,  black dress pants – not track suit or cargo pants,  concert band tie (to be purchased from school (MRS STABRYLA $20.00).  College jumper or jacket. Year 12 students may wear their Year 12 jacket.

MAD MARCH 50% OFF SALE We’re hugely overstocked with uniforms so if you find any item dated pre 2015 it’s 50% off! Blazers, kilts and more at 50% off the original ticketed prices. Monday March 5 to Friday March 23 – Don’t miss out! 9 Star Street, Geelong 5229 7766

bulletin Guess what’s arrived at NSC for the P-TECH students?

5 x Watson TJBots Thanks IBM for the donation.

TJ Bot, named after Thomas John Watson – IBM’s first CEO is a DIY kit that allows you to build your own programmable cardboard robot powered by Watson (IBM’s super computer). It consists of a cardboard cut out, Raspberry Pi and a variety of add-ons including a RGB LED light, a microphone, a servo motor and a camera. TJBot says…. “I’m a project designed to help you access Watson Services (IBM) in a fun way. You can laser cut or 3D print me, then use one of my recipes to bring me to life! I can’t wait to see what we do together.” P-TECH students – watch this space for further information.

School Lawyer Program Continues in 2018 We are delighted to announce that the School Lawyer Program will continue at Newcomb Secondary College in 2018. The program will be led by Ms Sarah Wood and Ms Alison Lever from Victoria Legal Aid. The School Lawyers will be on campus each Friday (during term time) between the hours of 8.30am and 3.30pm. Access to legal support can also be obtained at other times by appointment. The lawyers provide legal information and advice to students, parents, teachers and the wider school community. Typically, the lawyers provide advice in relation to criminal and family law matters, family violence issues, cyber safety, fines and traffic offences. However, all legal matters can be discussed to ensure that they are dealt with quickly and effectively. Information discussed with lawyers is kept confidential and it will not be disclosed without consent. The School Lawyers contact details are as follow Phone: (03) 5226 5666 Email:


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).

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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.

Our Beleza Geelong Store will be CLOSED this Labour Day weekend on the Saturday 10th March and Monday 12th March. Beleza Geelong will return to their regular trading as of Tuesday 13th March 2018. The Beleza Team hope you have a wonderful long weekend!

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

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

SRC 7-8

Empowerment Seminar

Wednesday 14th March



Blues n Jazz

The Health Living Centre

Thursday 22nd March




Tertiary Futures

27th Apr - 29th Jun



Why cant I skip my 20 minutes of reading tonight? Student ‘A’ reads for 20 minutes each day 3600 minutes in a school year 1,800,000 words

Student ‘B’ reads for 5 minutes each day 900 minutes in a school year 282,000 words

Student ‘C’ reads for 1 minutes each day 180 minutes in a school year 8,000 words

By the end of 6th grade student ‘A’ will have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days. Student ‘B’ will have read only 12 school days. Which would you expect to have a better vocabulary? Which student would you expect to be more successful in school… and life?

Newsletter 7 13 march 2018  
Newsletter 7 13 march 2018