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

P O Box 1790 Traralgon Vic 3844


Issue 7

Thursday 31st May 2012

COLLEGE PRINCIPAL’S REPORT Grade 6 Awareness day @ Junior Campus Tuesday 5th June Next Tuesday 5th June is an Awareness Day at Traralgon College Junior Campus for Grade 5 and 6 students in the area to visit the school with their teachers and experience a day in a Secondary School. We expect about 500 primary school students to come through the school on this day so there will be no regular timetable running for students in Years 7, 8 and 9. We will however be able to supervise any students that do come to school on this day but they will be expected to do their own private study. Note: This does not affect students in Years 10, 11 and 12 at the Senior Campus where classes will run as normal. JC Student Leaders – Developing Active Citizens Student leaders have been very active in the College. Last week Grade 6 parents and students were entertained by the Year 7 form captains’ natural advice and positive messages about the school and settling in at secondary school. The Campus captains went to a leadership forum in Melbourne where they learned more about the challenges facing communities in Africa and the actions that student leaders can take to make a difference. This week the Junior School Leadership will be undertaking Leadership Development training within the school and with local primary school leaders. School – Community Links The Year 9 BOLD group have been using the facilities of the Traralgon East Community Centre to engage with a range of community members to connect with others and build links with a wider range of community resources. This is a fantastic facility available for all to access. The school has also been privileged to have Nick Stevens from Gippsland Power Football Club involved with students at the school. Thanks to everyone involved with this work. I am often reminded that it “takes a village to raise a child” and the more schools and communities connect the better it will be for all. Regards

Abigail Graham Junior Campus Principal

Tuesday 5th JUNE

IMPORTANT DATES Awareness Day – no regular timetable running for students in

Monday 11 JUNE

Public Holiday – Queens Birthday

Thursday 14th JUNE

Like Minds Testing 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Tuesday 19th JUNE

Like Minds Testing 3.30pm – 5.30pm


Years 7, 8 and 9


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 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. 

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

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.


Issue 7, 2012 - College Connection  

Traralgon College Newsletter - Issue 7. 31st May 2012