The Parents and Friends’ Committee enjoys finding ways to support the school community and warmly welcomes all. Please read on for ways to contribute to your child’s school experience. Parents and Friends Committee have a new home behind the Junior Discovery Centre in N 11. Read on for P&F meeting dates and times.
Thank you to all the families for ringing in or sending notes when your children are sick or are going to be absent from school for any amount of time. It makes it much easier to keep track of the students and their welfare. We really appreciate your communication.
From David, one of our Compassion Children who lives in Dagoieth, Kiambu District which is a district in the Central Province of Kenya. Its capital town is Kiambu. The district is adjacent to the northern border of Nairobi. The district is predominantly rural, but its urban population is increasing as Nairobi is growing rapidly. Kikuyu are the dominant tribe in the district.
Dear Christian Community Senior,
I greet you deeply in the name of Jesus hoping you are fine. At school I am doing well and in fact I joined the next class, Form 2. It is so fantastic I really enjoy it.
A big THANK YOU to the school community who come along to help out at the College working bee mornings. Our maintenance staff appreciate your efforts to keep the grounds looking neat and tidy for everyone.
Our next working bee at Tyabb campus will be on Saturday 22 June from 8:00am until Midday. It is a requirement that each family completes 8 hours of service to the College each year unless you have opted to make a financial contribution to cover this cost. Morning tea, coffee, cake, biscuits and cool drinks are provided for workers at 10am in the staff room F Block. Read on for a complete list of dates for 2013.
Barn News; at the moment the Ag students have been enjoying the 28 baby chicks in the barn. They are a week and a half old now so they are starting to grow little wings and tail feathers. We are expecting a lamb to be born in about a month so we will have more cute pictures coming soon.
At this exciting stage in our school’s development and growth, we are receiving many enquiries from prospective families for entry into all year levels.
If you are intending to withdraw your child at the end of Term 3, please remember that you are required to give the College one term’s notice in writing, or payment of one full term’s school fees in lieu of notice. This means that the final date for notification is Friday 28th June.
In Watoto, Africa, young women are not getting an education simply because of their menstrual cycle. These girls cannot afford underwear or sanitary needs and cannot bear the shame of carrying on at school without these items.
Mrs. Inglis and I knew we could change this. We knew we could make a difference. For four weeks we were running a program called ‘Keep a Girl in School’ and we asked the girls at Flinders if they could just donate a few packets of undies or pads.
On Tuesday 21st May a large group of Flinders students braved the elements and attended the SIS Cross Country at Baxter Park. The day prior to the event, Melbourne experienced very wet, windy and freezing conditions, enough to deter anyone from running a Cross Country race. In typical Melbourne style, our SIS event was a beautiful, sunny day and all those who attended will agree, almost perfect Cross Country running conditions.
A big thank you to all the staff and runners for participating and assisting on such a successful day.
On Tuesday 23rd April our annual House Cross Country was held at Baxter Reserve on a bright and sunny autumn day. Students who competed across the Year levels are to be commended for their efforts and success on the day as we prepare for SIS Cross Country on Tuesday 21st May.
In conjunction with the Archibald Prize, the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery have launched a new art prize, focusing on young artists in the Mornington Peninsula community. Limited entries from local schools have been collected and they will all be displayed at various venues throughout the Peninsula.
On Thursday 4th April the school received notification that Mrs Jenny Gibbens, our Head of Learning Resources, had suddenly passed away. This news was tragic and totally unexpected. Mrs Gibbens was known to every member of our school community given the role she played in our organisation. She was a well loved and respected colleague and students appreciated her knowledge, support and generosity.
Dear Parents, the weather is on the change and now that Term 2 is here Winter Uniform is compulsory from the 29th of April. During the preceding weeks students may wear either Summer or Winter uniform but not a combination. The College policy on Uniforms is listed in the front of your child’s school diary.
Australian Government Assistance for National Capital excursion
Students from Grade 6 at the Tyabb Campus have recently undertaken an educational tour of Canberra, our national capital. While on this tour they participated in a number of educational programmes focused on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.
Here are a couple of examples of the types of activities our Mission Camp students engaged in this week.
The following is a quote from a local volunteer based organisation. This organisation helps children & adults with disabilities enjoy the therapeutic benefits of horse related activities. Our students went along for the day to help out.