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April 2017


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Hi & welcome to our April issue! The first school holidays for 2017 are here - and as I always seem to be saying WOW that time went fast! How do you find the holidays? Are you the type that has planned activities each day or do you love time home, if you’re working - do you take time off or are school holiday programs booked in? For me working from home can have its pros and cons when it come to school holidays and I find I’m a combination of all of the above! Trying to keep the kids busy and entertained can be a struggle, but with Easter this month and Anzac Day too there are some added local activities for more fun! The Annual Diamond Creek Easter Treasure Hunt is on again this year and the Easter Bunny will be there too! Plus information on Anzac Day services and marches can be found on page 21 with a great article on the opposite page “What is Anzac Day”. This month in “Out and About” we visited a great park in Hurtstbridge that you might like to add to your list of things to do on the holidays. You could also take the School Holiday Scavenger Hunt that we have in this months “Kids Corner’. My tip for the scavenger hunt is to make a few copies to have in your bag for when you’re out and about and to even add a few extra items to the list. This has been a great activity with my boys for those times at home when I hear “I’m Bored”. As always I hope you enjoy this months magazine and I wish you and your family a Happy Easter and a great Anzac Day too!

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THE PAL SYSTEM: Pathways And Learning Bundoora Secondary College has always had a commitment to individual student pathways. 2017 has seen the introduc on of new learning structures to support personalised learning. This means that (unlike many other models of schooling) students have a real choice in their educa on. Why the change? Around the world, educa on is in a crisis. One quarter of young people do not complete their secondary schooling; classrooms are full of students who are not interested in, or engaging with, the curriculum being delivered; students are entering ter ary studies and employment without the necessary 21st century skills. See the diagram below from a report by the World Economic Forum:

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Our philosophy In a tradi onal schooling model, students have to study all areas of the curriculum, whether interested in those areas or not. It assumes that ‘one size fits all’: that all students will need, and should have, the same knowledge and skills for the future. Addi onally, many ‘elec ve’ subjects such as the arts and physical educa on are o en undervalued in schools and can be given very li le me and resources. Bundoora Secondary College has moved away from this tradi onal view of educa on in an effort to give our students the world class educa on they deserve. Our model gives control back to students by allowing them to choose for themselves the learning areas they wish to focus on. Other than English and Maths, which are compulsory due to their necessity in everyday life, students are free to choose from a broad range of exci ng subjects, run by specialists. We encourage students to choose breadth, as we value many different learning areas and styles. However, our system now allows students to study specific areas more deeply than would otherwise be possible. It also allows them to focus more intensely on par cular skills and concepts, such as wri ng (rather than ‘English’), algebra (rather than ‘Maths’), photography (rather than ‘Art’) or on genre-based areas such as performance poetry, ancient civilisa ons and outdoor recrea on. Mapping and Monitoring Progress Together, PAL teams set challenging learning

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goals for 21st century skills and for rigorous academic skills such as quan ta ve reasoning and empirical reasoning. Students and PAL leaders conference together with families on a regular basis to ensure that the individual learning plan is understood and accepted by all. It is also subject to twice-yearly reviews by members of the principal class. Every week, students meet at a designated me with their PAL leader to monitor, reflect on and document their progress in rela on to their learning goals. Once subjects have been chosen, this not the end of the op ons! At BSC, teachers are keen to use student interests as the basis for learning. Many subjects are becoming project-based and the content is nego ated with students, using authen c tasks as the assessments. Assessment of 21st Century Skills Grade Point Average At BSC, the Grade Point Average relates to 21st century skills such as cri cal thinking and problem solving, having a growth mindset and persistence. Students are encouraged to regularly self-reflect on their development of these skills and set new targets for growth every six weeks. Students self-assess using a tool developed collabora vely by BSC teachers called ‘The BSC Great Student’. This tool encourages students to iden fy where their 21st century skills, a tudes and characteris cs lie. Learning behaviours at each level are explicit, so students can easily iden fy what to do to work towards the next level. In this way, they can become increasingly independent and self-driven and understand the value of these skills to their lifelong learning. The Victorian Curriculum determines the basis of the developmental sequence within

each subject offered at BSC from Years 7-10. One of the great strengths of the BSC model is the scope and sequence that is available for each subject, allowing students of mul ple ages to access learning at the appropriate stage for them. They are not locked into age or year level expecta ons and therefore can be sufficiently challenged and supported regardless of where their skills lie on the spectrum. Learning in the senior years The College places a greater emphasis on student pathways than outcomes, suppor ng students to pursue alterna ves to the tradi onal modes of study if this is more suitable. Although we highly value academic excellence, we equally value the development of crea ve, compassionate and caring global ci zens. This school supports students to build on their strengths in order to make their own mark on the future. Students may undertake a VCE subject from Year 8 onwards if they possess the skills and disposi on to study at this level. The College also offers a fully supported VCAL program for those who wish to undertake a voca onal pathway rather than further academic study at the end of their schooling. A number of VET studies and first year university subjects are on offer, as well as the encouragement and support to pursue learning off-campus. A large range of VCE subjects are available to study and course counselling is a mandatory part of our program at all levels to equip students with the necessary knowledge to pursue their interests and ambi ons Contact Bundoora Secondary College 9467-1511 www.bundoorasc.vic.edu.au

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ANZAC DAY 25th April 2017

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DIAMOND CREEK Meet at Commonwealth Bank at 10am March commences at 10:15am March to Community Centre Service at Community Centre at 10:30am Tea & coffee afterwards at the Bowling Club

IVANHOE Sunday 23rd April assemble at 2:30pm at Ivanhoe Library March to Cenotaph cnr. Studley & Upper Heidelberg Rd for service & laying of wreath Afterwards all welcome at Ivanhoe Club rooms for afternoon tea

ANZAC DAY

ELTHAM Dawn Service at War Memorial Main Road Eltham 6am Sharp Please gather before 5:45am GREENSBOROUGH Dawn Service at 6am at Greensborough War Memorial Park - assemble at 5:45am 8:30am Parade assembles at Poulter Ave opposite the RSL 8:45am Parade steps off to Memorial Park 9:10 am Memorial service commences Followed by refreshments back at the RSL

MONTMORENCY Parade assembles at top of Were St. before 9:15am. March steps off at 9:30am sharp March back to RSL for service at 10am at Cenotaph outside Petrie Park Hall Refreshments available from 11am at Montmorency Eltham RSL Venue open 11am - 7pm (ground floor open at 12pm)

HEIDELBERG Service at the Cenotaph cnr Studley Rd & Burgundy St at 7am Then march down to Heidelberg Football Club for refreshments Gather at the Cenotaph before 6:45am

WATSONIA Monday 25th April Breakfast from 7:00 9:00am (no bookings necessary) Marchers assemble at 9:30am on Cnr of Black Street & Watsonia Road March commences 9:50am Service commences 10:00am at front of RSL

HURSTBRIDGE Service at 9am on Saturday 22nd April at ANZAC Memorial Park Hurstbridge Sandwiches at Bowling Club after service.

WEST HEIDELBERG Service at RSL on Bell - 180 Bell Street 11:00am in the rear car park off Miller St

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Ferguson Park via Graysharps Road HURSTBRIDGE This month we ventured out to beautiful Hurstbridge to a park that I have wanted to visit for a little while. Positioned behind the two kindergartens & nestled amongst the gumtrees,. the smell reminds me of family camping holidays when I was younger. The playground is well set out & offers a lot! On the lefthand side is the main structure that is protected by a huge sunshade. The equipment is made up of monkey bars, tic tac toe, staggered landings, a climbing web, hanging balance steps, a tunnel, a shop window plus a slide and some steering wheels. Over the a little wooden bridge with a rock creek is the single flying fox for all the

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thrill seekers! There’s also a set of swings with a birds nest plus 2 swing seats - one for a toddler. Large rock stepping stones are great for balancing skills or a seat for a rest! To the right of the park are 2 enclosed slides side by side on the hill - great for racing up and down. On the day we visited they were being repositioned so we didn’t get to test them out but the little digger at the park was a nice conciliation prize. The space includes a covered picnic area complete table & chairs plus a covered BBQ. The public toilets are a short stroll across the road. Plus plenty of cafes close by for treats and coffee!

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The Bunny & the Chick want to wish you a Happy Easter. Can you colour them in to brighten their day!!

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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SCAVENGER HUNT How many things can you find on the list? Look high and low so nothing is missed!! c c c c c c c c c c c c c c

Rock c Something wet Leaf c Something soft Flower c Something rough Ant Feather c Something round Stick c Something square Aeroplane c Something triangle Spiders web Bird c Something green Animal shaped cloud c Something red A piece of rubbish c Something blue Coin Ball Nest Total Points:

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Hospitals Austin Hospital.......................................................... 9496 5000 Royal Children’s Hospital (Parkville).......................... 9345 5522

Crisis Centres Poisons...................................................................... 13 11 26 Kids Help Line............................................................ 1800 551 800 Lifeline....................................................................... 13 11 14 Suicide Helpline - (Victoria only)............................... 1300 651 251 Nurse-on-Call............................................................ 1300 606 024 Child Protection - (After Hours Service).................... 13 12 78 Domestic Violence Crisis Centre............................... 1800 015 188 or 9928 9600 Sexual Assault Service (After Hours)......................... 9349 1766 Centres Against Sexual Assault................................. 1800 806 272 Victims of Crime Helpline......................................... 1800 819 817 LifeCircle - HOPELINE................................................ 1300 364 673 SANDS* Vic...*Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Support 1300 072 673 Australian Breastfeeding Association Helpline 1800 686 268 Compassionate Friends Helpline 1800 641 091

Your Local Police Station Diamond Creek ........................................................ 9438 8300 Eltham....................................................................... 9430 4500 Greensborough......................................................... 8432 8200 Heidelberg................................................................ 9450 8000 Hurstbridge............................................................... 9718 2111 West Heidelberg [Not 24hr Station]......................... 9457 5777

Other Banyule City Council Office....................................... 9490 4222 Nillumbik Shire Office............................................... 9433 3111 If you provide a free essential service to our community and would like your phone number included on this page please call 0411 459 872

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