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College Connection

“Growing together as adaptable, confident, successful learners and citizens” Junior Campus 5174 8733 Senior Campus 5176 2240

P O Box 1790 Traralgon Vic 3844

Web: www.traralsc.vic.edu.au

Issue 8

Thursday 30th May 2013

JUNIOR CAMPUS PRINCIPAL’S REPORT At the Junior Campus this term has been full of sporting events, outdoor education activities together with visits from community and health organisations. We are now approaching the reporting period so I would remind students and parents of the opportunity for additional support through the after school Homework Club which runs on Thursday nights. JC Camps Year 7 – Advanced notice to Year 7 parents that the Year 7 camp has been re-booked for Term 4. Students will receive information early next term. Year 8 – The camp to Tasmania in Term 4 has been very popular with students and is now fully booked. Year 9 – This year we have two separate camps, both spending some time in Melbourne. These camps will provide students with an urban experience and challenge their thinking around life in the city and its options. One camp will be in the last week of this term and the other group will be later in Term 3. JC Students as Active Citizens Student leaders have been very active in the College supporting the Awareness Day and Grade 6 Information Night events. Thanks to all students involved in these important Grade 6 to Year 7 transition events. I had several comments from parents and visiting students who appreciated getting to know some of our students and having the opportunity to ask them questions about life at secondary school. Student’s City School Visit A group of students will be travelling to Melbourne this week to experience a city school for the day. Students will be investigating how Fitzroy High School students work and learn together and will then report back their findings to teachers and students at our school. This information will be used to look at ways the learning programs at Traralgon College can be enhanced. We will share some of what the students find out in the next College Connection. Report Writing Day There is a Report Writing Day on Monday 17th June. This is a student free day across both campuses. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

IMPORTANT DATES Monday 11th - Friday 14th June

Senior Campus Exam Week (Years 10, 11 and 12)

Monday 10th June

Queens Birthday Public Holiday (Student Free Day)

Monday 17th June

Report Writing Day (Student Free Day, both campuses)

Wednesday 19th June

Music Performance Night - Junior Campus

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JUNIOR CAMPUS PRINCIPAL’S REPORT CONTINUED Music Performance Night 19th June Our music teacher Joel Spence is organising a night where our budding muso’s get to perform for us and their parents. All students who are having music lessons will be involved in some way. I’m really looking forward to this night as the lunchtime concerts and assembly performances have been awesome. It’s time the parents get to see what our students can do! Exams The senior campus have exams coming up during the Queen’s Birthday week: Tuesday to Friday for all Year 10’s,11’s and 12’s. Students will receive their own timetable for the week and are expected to attend at appropriate times. Information will be sent home on Friday. Senior Campus Semester 2 Senior campus students begin Term 3 work on Tuesday 18 th of June. Reports for semester one will be sent home on Friday 28th June. Regards Abigail Graham Junior Campus Principal

Junior Campus Homework Catch-Up

work! e m o h ur with yo p Thursdays 3.30pm - 4.30pm l acher e e t h r e u m o y so ded by nd get Year 7 in M2 n a e g m n o m l co Come a y be re Year 8 in W5 a m e c an Attend Year 9 in the Library

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