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BAYVIEW Newsletter ISSUE 21 Monday 15 July 2013

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Risen Jesus, gladden our hearts this day.

From the Principal– Dr Michelle Kearney The beginning of a semester is a time for students and staff to set short and long term goals for the educational journey ahead. Our professional learning day this week was devoted to determining the direction of the Bayview Curriculum in light of the Curriculum review that was undertaken in Semester one. The review process affirmed many aspects of our current programs including: • Strong Pastoral Care of students,  • Extensive & challenging camps and outdoor education program   • Using local beaches and ocean for aquatics, surfing, and life saving  • Provision of period 7 to support student learning  • A positive student climate with minimal bullying  • Small classes which enable individual care of students and their learning  • Active engagement with community organisations and events  • School Size - “know the students”  We were challenged to explore the following areas further: • Developing a whole school overarching framework for teaching and learning, channelled through the school Vision and Mission • Placing a greater emphasis on students learning to learn, and learning to think • Linking our pastoral and wellbeing programs more closely to our school values We are focussing on developing a Culture of Thinking as the overarching framework for our teaching and learning environment. Bayview will increasingly become a home for the active mind, a school that focuses on the promotion of knowledge, thinking, self-understanding, mutual respect, global understanding, adaptability to change and a love for lifelong learning. Our programs will not only focus on providing students with access to key knowledge and skills but will also infuse the teaching of thinking skills with the content. We will assist all our students learn how to think reflectively, critically and creatively, and to employ these skills and techniques in a meaningful curriculum and their life beyond school. Bayview: A thinking school therefore is an educational community in which we all share a common commitment to giving regular, careful thought to everything that takes place. When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself Plato


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Fundraiser offer a better opportunity for disadvantaged students in Vietnam An upcoming Trivia Night for the Bayview Schoolies With a Cause (SWAC) project will hopefully see the students’ fundraising target of $5000 achieved. Twenty students from the class of 2013 have opted to celebrate their end of secondary schooling by volunteering to head to Vietnam where they will construct a new playground surface in a Vietnamese Secondary school. Fundraising for the cost of the project will purchase soil, cement, reo, transport, pay for a Vietnamese construction crew and hire of equipment. Students volunteer their time and pay for all of their own expenses.

CALENDAR DATES Tuesday 16 July Start of Term 3 Thursday 25 July Church Service 9.00am All welcome SWAC Trivia Night 7.30pm (Fundraiser)

The benefits of fundraising rather than requesting a “hand-out” have improved the students’ ability to work in a team, instilling in them the importance of community and charity while encouraging the students’ creativity.

Wednesday 31 July– Saturday 3 August 7.30pm The wizard of Oz School Production

In the past 6 months students have organised sausage sizzles, cake stalls, sold dim sims at school every Friday and held a very successful community garage sale.

Saturday 3 August Wizard of Oz Matinee—2pm Evening performance 7:30pm

To support the students’ fundraising activities we’re inviting the community to organise teams of 8-10 people for an evening of fun. Book your table by contacting Bayview College on 5523 1042. SWAC Trivia Night details Blue Room, Richmond Henty Hotel Thursday 25 July 2013 Sign on at 7pm for a 7.30pm start Entry is $10 per person, Nibbles provided Drinks available at venue

Future Leaders Of Industry

Last week over 100 people attended the launch of the Future Leaders of Industry at an afternoon tea. In attendance were business and industry, school and community representatives. The students along with their parents were introduced and spent some time with their mentors. This year Bayview has eleven students participating; Ben Cottier, Riley Outtram, Shae Husson, Emily Hernan, Samantha Shepherd, Brittany Stafford, Aidan Cancian, Danika Koenig, Ebony Braune, Dion Annett Ella Eade

Wednesday 7 August Open Morning 9.00-10.30am & Information Evening & Subject Expo 7.00-9.30pm Monday 12 August VTAC Parent Info Session Tuesday 13 August ICAS Mathematics Tuesday 13 August-Saturday 17 August Year 11 Ski Camp Tuesday 20—Wednesday 21 August Music Festival

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The last week of term provided the perfect opportunity for a shared “buddies” lunch and games during lunchtime. The students enjoyed a game of octopus.

L-R Tayla Olejniczak, Eloise Goldby & Danika Koenig prepare hotdogs for students’ lunch on the last day of term. The footy casual day which raised $315 was a Fundraiser for Beats cycle for Hope.

L-R Mr Murrell, Jeremy Boyer & Mrs Covill. Jeremy was recently presented with the prestigious Pierre de Coubertin award. Pierre was a French educator and historian and founder of the Modern Olympics. Jeremy currently holds 3 GSSSA Athletic Records, and is a leader in his U18 Football team. He consistently displays the characteristics of fairness and sportsmanship and is a great sports role model to younger athletes.

L-R Eva Clark, Rose McHugh, Alex Williams & Paige Clayton helped pack the Winter Food drive donations into boxes. 339 items were donated with Class 7B providing a record 101 items!

Year 10 Japanese students took some time out of their studies to enjoy a sumptuous Japanese lunch. Students prepared sushi and miso soup. These students are looking forward to their trip to Japan late term 3.

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Victorian University Open Days Australian Academy of Design

TBA

Australian Catholic University

11 August 2013 (Melbourne) 25 August 2013 (Ballarat)

Chisholm Institute

18 September 2013 (Berwick, Frankston and Mornington Peninsula campuses) 19 September 2013 (Bass Coast, Cranbourne and Dandenong campuses) 27 November 2013 (Berwick, Frankston and Mornington Peninsula campuses) 28 November 2013 (Bass Coast, Cranbourne and Dandenong campuses)

Deakin University

TBA

Holmesglen Institute

'Open Wednesdays' take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (Chadstone campus)

La Trobe University

9 August 2013 (Shepparton campus) 14 August 2013 (Mildura campus) 18 August 2013 (Bendigo campus) 25 August 2013 (Melbourne campus) 1 September 2013 (Albury-Wodonga campus)

Monash University

3 August 2013 (Berwick, Gippsland and Peninsula campuses) 4 August 2013 (Caulfield, Clayton and Parkville campuses)

NMIT

'Super Thursdays' open days are held throughout the year (see the NMIT website for details)

RMIT University

11 August 2013 (City, Brunswick and Bundoora campuses)

Swinburne University of Technology 4 August 2013 (Hawthorn campus) University of Ballarat

25 August 2013 (Ballarat campuses)

University of Melbourne

18 August 2013 (Parkville and Southbank campuses)

Victoria University

25 August 2013 (Footscray Park campus)

William Angliss Institute

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EMA - Education Maintenance Allowance Claims The Education Maintenance Allowance is paid to parents of eligible students under 16 years of age, and where the student is enrolled at a Government or non-Government School in Victoria on census day, 28 February 2013 for installment 1, and 2 August 2013 for the second installment. The Education Maintenance Allowance is paid in two installments and to be eligible for the second installment you must on the first day of 3rd Term (15 July 2013) (a) be an eligible beneficiary of a Centrelink pension, allowance or benefit, that is, a holder of Veterans Affairs Gold Card, or be an eligible Health Care Card (HCC) or Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) holder OR (b) be a Veteran Affairs Pensioner (TPI), OR (c) be a (temporary) foster parent AND (d) submit your application to the school by 2 August 2013. Parents who receive a Carer Allowance (formerly known as Child Disability allowance), or any other benefit or allowance not income tested by Centrelink are not eligible for the EMA unless they also comply with one of (a) (b) or (c) above. Submission dates Application forms for 2nd installment are available at the school office and must be lodged at the school by 2 August 2013. Parents who have current claims in place from January 2013 do not need to reapply for the second installment.

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Year 9 Melbourne Experience

L-R Cady Phelan, Tayla Falconer, Stephanie McIntyre, Brooke Stiles & Laura Kelly investigate a replica of a chimp skull at the Werribee Zoo.

L-R Jayme Cowan, Shae Smith, Alanna Telfer, Hinemoa Hannan & Ebony Ball had the opportunity learn more about herbivores, carnivores to omnivores

A visit to ACMI allowed the students to understand how special effects are created.

Liam Nelson & Liam Coleman enjoying the sights and sounds of Melbourne

Year 9 experience the sights and sounds of Melbourne Bayview students from Year 9 had a glimpse of city life on the inaugural “Melbourne Experience” camp. The aim of the camp was to give students a taste of city life; particularly helpful if students plan to move to Melbourne for University. The camp’s popularity has ensured it will be an annual event of the Bayview camps program. One of the highlights of the trip was a tour of Parliament house and a meeting with the Premier of Victoria, Hon. Dr Denis Napthine. Students just hanging out with the Premier of Victoria

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Bayview Subject and Pathways Planning Expo Wednesday August 7 Now is the time to start planning for 2014. Students and their parents currently in Years 8, 9 and 10 in the Portland & Heywood district are invited to attend the Subject and Pathways Planning Expo to learn about the broad range of courses that are offered at Bayview in the electives program at Years 9 & 10 and in the Senior Years of VCE and VCAL. This is an exciting but critically important stage of every student’s education. The evening is designed to inform students and their parents about the educational pathways and opportunities available at Bayview. Throughout the evening Bayview staff will be available to provide information about particular subjects, their content and assessment requirements, and their relevance to future career aspirations. This expo will be located in the Bayview Library, enter via Bentinck Street. There is also an opportunity on the evening to hear from senior staff regarding general subject advice, programs, vocational pathways and processes. For convenience for families this information session will run twice during the evening, at 6.00pm and repeated at 7.15pm in the LOTE room. Students, together with their families, can tour the school earlier in the day from 9.00-10.30am. No appointment required. 6.00 – 8.30pm

Subject Displays and teachers available in the Library Subject Selection forms, Course information booklets available in school foyer

6.00 – 6.30pm & 7.15-7.45pm

Topic

Speaker

Introduction Choosing Subjects Pathways Planning The Senior Years

Dr Michelle Kearney Ms Ann Sullivan Mrs Leah Kelly Ms Kym Menzel

Charles Sturt University

Principal's report entry program (PREP) PREP is an early entry scheme designed to attract academically talented students from high schools and TAFEs in NSW, ACT and non metropolitan areas in Victoria. CSU is committed to supporting regional students to gain access to higher education. A successful PREP application guarantees selected students an offer to their nominated course at CSU, starting in Session 1 (February / March), prior to the mainstream selection system, which is based on the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). This means you could be made an offer to study your nominated course at CSU before your Year 12 results are known. Expressions of interest – see Mrs. Haselton

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DO YOU WANT TO MAKE SOME EXTRA CASH? Are you tired of all that junk at your house but don’t want to have a garage sale? Or maybe you are a small business owner or a party planner who wants to show off your wares? Or even a craft enthusiast with lots of things to sell? Portland Secondary College Sister School Auxiliary Indonesian Tour 2013 invites you to Indoor Craft Market & Garage Sale Saturday August 10th 9.00am -2.00pm At Portland Secondary College Office Wing Fawthrop St Portland. Stalls $10 (tables included) Phone Shelley on 0402818861 Lots of bargains, kids rides, face painting, sausage sizzle, Devonshire tea, music and a whole lot more. Bring your friends and family and have a great time whilst supporting this great cause. Sandy returns after long service leave

Tea N Talk Portland

arts and ideas afternoon The Glenelg Shire Council is offering an opportunity to be a part of a discussion about the arts in our region. This is a chance to meet practicing artists, learn about projects, network, share ideas, raise issues and meet your arts community. Guest artists: Trevor Flinn and Catherine Bailey will speak about getting projects off the ground. This event will be facilitated by Jo Grant, Regional Arts Victoria together with Glenelg Shire Council Arts and Culture staff. Free to attend - all welcome

After spending long service leave traveling around Australia, Sandy Stewart found upon her return to Bayview that she had been replaced! Unknown culprits spent a large amount of time setting up this scenario. Cobwebs, grass in the keyboard and spiders located throughout her office.

Sunday 21 July, 1 - 3pm Uniting Church Hall, Percy St, Portland (parking & entry via rear, Aldi car park) Afternoon tea provided RSVP to: lcooper@glenelg.vic.gov.au or 5522 2263 by 5pm Thursday July 18.

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