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

Web: www.traralsc.vic.edu.au

Issue 8

P O Box 1790 Traralgon Vic 3844 Thursday 14th June 2012

COLLEGE PRINCIPAL’S REPORT Well winter is well and truly here as we have seen over the past week, with local flooding and associated disruption to buses and to some student’s attendance. We have also seen strike action taken by teachers in support of their EBA claims which further disrupted our program over the past week. Thanks to all families for their support and cooperation with all these unscheduled disruptions to our normal operations. As end of term approaches our students have been sitting exams and completing assessments for their semester 1 subjects. Reports are being distributed to students at each campus as follows:  Senior campus students will receive their reports on Thursday June 28.  Junior campus students will receive their reports on Friday June 29. I urge all parents to pay close attention to your child's report, discuss it with them, and take any action that is necessary to help your child stay on track and work to improve their results. In the last two weeks of term both of our campus principals, Sue Coffey and Abby Graham, will be having a short period of long service leave. Sue will be away for the last two weeks of term, and Abby will be away for the last week of term. In this period Richard Dungey and I will be covering their absence and workload with the assistance of the leading teachers at each campus. Last Tuesday June 5th, a parent forum was held at the senior campus as part of our four-year College review. All families had been mailed information about this forum. Unfortunately attendance was very low, with only a handful of parents attending, with a number of those being staff who have students at the College. I'm not sure if this is because of the weather, because parents are reluctant to provide feedback, or because you're really happy with what we're doing and have nothing to say. The next parent Forum will be held on June 24th at 9.00am at the junior campus. PLEASE make the effort to attend if at all possible, as we really do want your feedback into the review process, what we need to keep doing well and what we need to do better.

A final reminder that Friday, June 15 is one of our scheduled student fee days when staff will be completing their assessment work and writing reports. Students are not required at school on Friday, June 15. Regards, Paul van Breugel College Principal

IMPORTANT DATES Thursday 14th JUNE

2013 Like Minds Testing 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Friday 15th JUNE

Report Writing Day – no students required at school

Tuesday 19th JUNE

2013 Like Minds Testing 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Friday 29th JUNE

End of Term 2 – school finishes at 2.30pm

Monday 16th JULY

Start of Term 3

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What’s new in our College Administration!!! 1. BPay your student fees – thank you to those families who have chosen the BPay option. 2. IMPORTANT: Please remember to Email tcaccounts@traralsc.vic.edu.au with the name of the fee and charge number along with the amount payable. Charge Number is found on the right hand side of the student statement. 3. Or alternatively tear off the end section of the statement ticking off the fee(s) to be paid by BPay and hand deliver, fax or post to the college.  P O Box 1790 TRARALGON VIC 3844  Fax to junior campus – 03 5174 7126  Fax to senior campus – 03 5174 8475  Please be aware if we do not receive this information the funds paid via BPay will be allocated to the oldest, outstanding non-voluntary fee. Family Email Addresses:  The college would like to add or update your email address to our administrative system.  This will allow your  student statements and eventually other information to be sent to you electronically.  Please fill out the form below  and return to the college or alternatively subscribe to our College Newsletter – see details in this newsletter. 

Parent/Guardian:    Student Name(s) 

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(Please print Name(s)) 

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Signature of Parent/Guardian:     _____________________________________________ 

COLLEGE CONNECTION NEWS!!!     You are now able to subscribe to the College Connection through our college web  page at – http://www.traralsc.vic.edu.au .  To subscribe, enter your name and email  details into the Subscribe to Newsletter section on the right hand side of our  website.     

YEAR 8 TASMANIA CAMP PAYMENT INSTALMENTS 6th JUNE 

25th JULY 

22nd AUGUST 

YEAR 9 QUEENSLAND CAMP PAYMENT INSTALMENTS nd

22 JUNE 

3rd AUGUST

7th SEPTEMBER

12th OCTOBER

Notice of Annual General Meeting for Traralgon College Chaplaincy Committee. All interested Traralgon College parents, staff and community members are invited to the College Chaplaincy AGM on Wednesday 25th July at 7pm. The venue for the meeting will be the conference room at Traralgon College Senior Campus, 154-184 Grey St, Traralgon. For more info. please contact Lorraine on 5195 5276.

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Issue 8, 2012 - College Connection  

Traralgon College fortnightly newsletter - secondary school - victoria Australia.