2014 Semester 1 Reports Now Available

Semester 1 Reports for 2014 are now available. Parents and students can access reports by logging into ourFlinders (Moodle), and navigating to the Flinders by Design Reporting Portal.

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Afraid of your own Digital Shadow?

A new term that is being bandied about in recent cybersafety discussions is your ‘Digital Shadow’.  We have talked about your digital footprint before, but your shadow takes this concept one step further.

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Tyabb Tree Planting Day

On Friday the 1st of August, 15 students and teachers participated in a Tree Planting day.

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Reporting System “Notifications”

We have added a new feature to our continuous online reporting system: notifications. Notifications alert parents and students to changes in the report, allowing you to go directly to the relevant area of the report. The instructions below relate to the parent view of notifications. However, students see a very similar view.

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Parenting Ideas Magazine

Parenting Ideas (www.parentingideas.com.au) publish an excellent e-Magazine. The latest issue is available below. For more details, visit the Parenting Ideas web site.

Parenting Ideas Magazine – Issue 12 (5.3 Mb)

 

 

Latrobe City Campus- special 2015 enrolment offer

The Latrobe City Campus is celebrating  their 10th Birthday this year. As a gift, they are offering some amazing bonuses for years  Prep to 2 and Year 7 enrolments for 2015. Contact the Latrobe City College Office to find out more.

 

Lessons from Heartbleed

The Heartbleed bug has now faded from media prominence, but there are some key lessons to be learnt from this IT security scare.  →']);" class="more-link">Continue reading

Parent-Student-Teacher interviews: Tyabb

Dear Parents,

You will have received a text message last week, asking you to check the school website on the day of your Parent-Student-Teacher interviews. This is to ensure you are made aware in advance if one of your child’s teachers is not available on the night, due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Next Working Bee @ Latrobe City

Our final Working Bee at Latrobe City will be Saturday 22 November.

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Appointment of New Executive Principal, Flinders Christian Community College 2015

The Board of Governance is delighted to announce that Mr Cameron Pearce, currently Campus Principal of Flinders Christian Community College, Carrum Downs campus has been appointed the new Executive Principal of Flinders Christian Community College commencing in 2015.  Mr Pearce will succeed Mrs Jill Healey following her retirement at the end of the 2014 after 21 years of dedicated and outstanding service.

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Staying Safe on Facebook

Facebook continues to be the ‘weapon of choice’ for social networking amongst our teens.  This infographic gives some sound advice on how our kids can take steps to keep themselves safe when interacting with others online.

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Reporting Update: Dispositions now visible

Reporting Cycle 1 has just ended, so the Disposition tab on student reports is now showing live results.

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Latrobe City Newsletter – Issue 7 2014

The seventh edition of our newsletter, The Grapevine is now available.  Our newsletter is emailed home to all families twice a term and a hard copy will be available from the College office.

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Working Bee dates – Latrobe City

2014 Working Bee Dates Working Bees will be held on the following dates between 8am and 12pm:

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Media Release: Tragic Loss of Grade 6 Tyabb Student

Flinders is devastated by the sudden and untimely death of one of our Tyabb Junior School students.

Our school community is in shock and struggling to come to terms with these tragic circumstances. We heard about the incident last night and have put plans in place to support our community.

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Introduction to the Flinders Reporting System

The reporting system at Flinders is quite unique as it is online, dynamic and continuous throughout the course of each semester.

Parents can access their child’s report at any time via our Moodle Learning Management System.

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Guidelines for Dropping Off and Collecting Students – Tyabb campus

There is always excitement and enthusiasm for students and parents when school begins. At the Tyabb campus we are looking forward to meeting our new students and seeing our returning students once again and as the year begins, we would like to highlight for all parents, some of the traffic safety considerations at our campus.

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Carrum Downs School Bus Service

At the end of 2013, a letter was posted to all Carrum Downs families with regard to the School Bus Service, which has commenced operation in 2014. We have included a copy of the letter (including route maps and booking form) below for your reference. If you would like to utilise this service, please fill out the Booking Form and return it to the Carrum Downs Office as soon as possible.

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Changed your email address recently?

It’s important that our system is kept up-to-date with the latest email addresses of parents. If you change your email address, please remember to contact your campus immediately, and provide your new email address. Alternatively, send your new email address to Moodle support.

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Parents and Friends – Carrum Downs

Thank you                                                                                                                                                                                         

A huge thank you to all the volunteers who worked tirelessly throughout the year and to all the families who supported the P & F with the various fundraisers and school community activities. We have all achieved some great results which go a long way towards benefiting our children’s learning environment.

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OHSC – Carrum Downs

Art & Craft – Box Construction.  Last week we started some Christmas crafts.

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The Grade 3 Sleep Over

The Grade 3 Sleep Over – by Olivia

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Bus 2014 – Tyabb Campus

Important Charter Bus Information for 2014. The Bus Pass System is currently under review: parents will be notified of the changes prior to the start of the school year in 2014.

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Challenges facing our children…

ThinkUKnow e-Newsletter – Volume 4, Issue 11

One of the major concerns for parents nowadays centres on their child’s use of the internet and mobile phones. It’s easy to get caught up in the cyber safety and cyber security space and concentrate merely on those issues involving technology. The reality is, however, that the influences on children and young people come from all different areas and we need to take a holistic approach to their safety and wellbeing. Often, cyberbullying and sexting are the most visible of a range of issues as they leave behind some digital trace, but they may coexist with other crucial concerns. In our second-last issue of the year, we’re going to look at some of the other influences on children and young people.

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Celebrating 30 Years

The 30 year History of Flinders is captured in the book ‘Born to Bear Fruit’ written by former staff member and now Principal of Lighthouse Christian College, Mrs Avril Howard. In the forward of this book, Peter Reith Hon Member for Flinders in 1983 wrote:

The future for Flinders Christian Community College is bright.  Its history records a guiding hand in all its works.  The glimpses of the toil, effort, dedication and inspiration of so many, which are evident in this history of the early life of Flinders Christian Community College, will add a rich tapestry to the future life of the college….

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Summer Holiday Jobs for your PC

The summer break is a wonderful time of relaxation and recuperation, but also a time to get to some of those odd jobs that get put off all year.  For your computer and online self, the holidays are a good time to get to some of those little jobs as well.  Our final Cyberlife article for the year hits on 5 tasks that your ‘digital self’ may thank you for attending to.
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