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College Connection “Developing Successful Learners for the World Community” Junior Campus 5174 8733 Senior Campus 5176 2240


Issue 13

P O Box 1790 Traralgon Vic 3844 Thursday 6th September 2012

SENIOR CAMPUS PRINCIPAL’S REPORT The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be presented from the 11th to the 14th of September, the second last week of term three. Please make sure you get your tickets and come along as the students have been working hard for approximately 20 weeks and we would love to see them performing to a full house. The show will be at the senior campus hall and having seen some of the rehearsals over the last couple of month’s l am sure everyone will enjoy it. Reports will be distributed next week and during the last week of term we have parent/student/teacher interviews at both campuses. This time is put aside for students and parents to meet with teachers to discuss student’s progress. We believe this a valuable experience and hope as many parents/guardians as possible make the time to come along and meet with their child’s teachers. Working together we can achieve the best outcomes for our students. Thank you to all the students who submitted their course selection by the due date this year. Over the next couple of weeks we will be working through courses for 2013, doing our best to provide as many courses as we can with the information we have. If your child has not submitted a course selection form and intends on continuing their education at Traralgon College they must submit a form immediately. Subject choices are not guaranteed and whilst we do our best to cater for all our students we can only run classes that have a sufficient number of students in them. We base this on the information provided to us from the course selection forms so if we do not have them in on time we may not run a class or we may only run one class and it will be populated with the students who submitted their forms on time. In 2013 the Senior Campus will be moving to a four period day to align with the Junior Campus. This change will allow college staff to develop a collaborative approach to planning across campuses, time for professional inquiry into curriculum design and enable effective use of the Ultra Net. It will allow for teachers to work on both campuses, such as our Music teacher and also reduce the down time created when students move between classes at the senior campus. School Council is currently reviewing the school uniform. This is a process that occurs every five years and we are interested in your feedback. The purpose is not to redesign the uniform but to make changes by adding items of clothing and phasing out other items if deemed necessary. The Student Representative Council (SRC) has asked a couple of distributors to provide them with some new samples that will be displayed at the college. All students will be given the opportunity to indicate their preferences. If you would like to provide feedback to the College Council about our uniform please complete the survey on this form and return it to the school office by Wednesday 12th of September.

Susan Coffey   Campus Principal 

IMPORTANT DATES Tuesday 18 September

Parent Teacher Interviews-Senior Campus 2pm-4pm & 5pm – 8pm

Thursday 20 Sept Friday 21st September

Parent Teacher Interviews - Junior campus 5pm- 8pm Parent Teacher Interviews - Junior campus 9am-12noon Last Day Of Term 3 – Junior - No Students Senior - Early dismissal 2pm

Monday 8th October

First Day Of Term 4




Please help support Traralgon College’s Mental Health Week Fundraiser. TICKETS $2 each DRAWN Thursday 11th October at the Mental Health Week Expo 1st Prize- Framed AFL Richmond jersey signed by Matthew Richardson. Valued at $560 2nd Prize- $40 gift voucher from AFL shop & football signed by AFL great Tommy Hafey valued at $120. 3rd Prize- Signed football by AFL great Tommy Hafey Valued at $ 80. All proceeds will go to the student welfare and health education programs within the college. Books of 10 tickets are available for any interested parents, students or staff to sell. They can be collected from either campus office and will need to be returned by Wednesday 10th October. Tickets will also be sold over the next few weeks during recess and lunch at both campuses. Junior Campus Wellbeing Team The Wellbeing team at junior are looking for donations of magazines including  Girlfriend  Dolly  Who  Famous If you can help out please bring these to the Junior campus by Friday 7th September Traralgon Little Athletics Club-2012/2013 Season Little Athletics is a great way for children of all skill levels to develop their fitness, confidence and athletic skills. Traralgon Little Athletics is holding an information and registration afternoon on Wednesday 19thSeptember from 4pm to 6pm at the Harold Preston Reserve, Davidson Street, Traralgon. Athletics meetings will commence on Saturday 13th October at 8.30 am. New members aged between 5 -15 years of age are welcome to have a two week trial. If you would like more information, go to or contact Kirsten Enders on 0417 132 403. Quantum Support Services Quantum Support Services are currently seeking people who would be interested in becoming foster carers for children and adolescents. If this sounds like it may be you, or you would like more information please call Fiona Nelson on 51 202000        


Parent / Guardian Uniform Feedback Please tick items that your child is happy to wear

Girls Summer Dress Winter Skirt Navy Slacks Navy pants Navy Shorts Micro fibre Mid-length Shorts Navy or Sky Blue Polo Shirt Long Sleeve White Shirt Navy V Neck Woollen Jumper

Boys Navy pants Navy Shorts Micro fibre Shorts Navy or Sky Blue Polo Shirt Long Sleeve White Business Shirt. Navy V Neck Woollen Jumper Navy Polar Fleece Windcheater College Tie Spray Jacket

Navy Polar Fleece Windcheater College Tie Spray Jacket

Plain black, fully enclosed shoes for both boys and girls. DUE TO OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE STUDENTS ALLOWED TO WEAR THONGS OR OPEN SANDALS TO SCHOOL. Are you happy with the current footwear policy of “plain black enclosed shoes”? Yes / No If not what would you suggest ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

Please make suggestions of other items you would like included in the future ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Please return completed survey to your campus office by Wednesday 12th September.


Issue 13, 2012 - College Connection  

Traralgon College Newsletter

Issue 13, 2012 - College Connection  

Traralgon College Newsletter