Observation Ratings now visible

As we near the end of Term 1, assessments are starting to appear in your child’s report.  Most notably you are now able to view the Observation ratings for all core subjects. These are shown as gold coloured bars on the report screen.

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Kinder@Flinders Coming in 2016

Commencing in 2016, Flinders Christian Community College will offer 3 and 4-year old Kinder at Carrum Downs and Latrobe City campuses. Our Kinder@Flinders page provides details on this exciting new program.

Kinder@Flinders FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about the new Kinder program due to commence in 2016. if you have any further queries, contact the registrar at your preferred campus.

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Open Days @ Carrum Downs

We periodically conduct tours of the Campus and interested members of the community are warmly invited to visit. Visitors will meet teaching staff, see classes in operation, attend tours and enjoy morning tea.

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Latrobe City Newsletter – Issue 2 2015

The second edition of our newsletter for 2015, 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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Open Day @ Tyabb

Our next Open Day at Tyabb campus will be Tuesday 23 June 2015, 10:00AM – 12:00PM. Prospective parents and students are warmly invited to Open Day to meet teaching staff, see classes in operation, attend tours and enjoy morning tea. Future Open days will be held on:

Wed 2 September (10:00AM – 12:00PM)

For further information, contact us on 5973 2000.

Outside School Hours Care @ Tyabb Campus

We are proud to partner with Camp Australia to provide our outside school hours care program. To find out more about the program at our school, including hours of operation, fees and how to register please click here.

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Open Days @ Tyabb Campus

Prospective parents and students are warmly invited to Open Day at our Tyabb campus on the days listed below. Visitors will meet teaching staff, see classes in operation, attend tours and enjoy morning tea. (School tours are also conducted fortnightly and you are warmly invited to contact the Registrar to make a booking.)

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Kinder@Flinders – Latrobe City

Four year old Kindergarten commencing in 2016. For all enquiries, contact the Latrobe City College Office on 5173 0500.

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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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.

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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.  Continue reading

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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Working Bee Dates – Latrobe City

2015 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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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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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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ACMA Publishes New Sexting Info

The Cybersafe team at ACMA have just released some excellent resources for teens and parents on the issue of Sexting.

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Who to Friend Online?

Our online persona has become an increasingly important aspect of our lives in recent times, and so too have our online ‘friends.’  Social networking sites encourage you to connect with as many other users as possible, but is it wise to be friends with too many online users?  This week’s article explores some guidelines on who and who NOT to friend.

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Humility

Last week I had the privilege of attending two significant celebrations.  One was the wedding of a young couple starting out on the marriage journey and the other was the wedding anniversary of a couple who have been on the marriage journey together for 60 years!

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From the Executive Principal

Last week, our Board Chairman, David Flack announced to the College that I would be retiring as the Executive Principal of Flinders Christian Community College at the end of 2014.  By then, I will have been honoured and privileged to be a part of this wonderful community for twenty one thoroughly enjoyable years.

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