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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Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent teacher interviews will be held on Monday 5 and Wednesday 7 May for all students at all campuses. Parents wishing to attend interviews will need to make a booking via the Parent Teacher Online (PTO) website.

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Candidate Registrations for Year 11, 2015 Scholarship Tests – Latrobe City Campus

Flinders Christian Community College Latrobe City Campus is offering Scholarships for entry to Year 11 in 2015.

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Next Working Bee @ Latrobe City

Our next Working Bee at Latrobe City will be Saturday 3 May.

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Parents and Friends @ Tyabb

Our next Parents and Friends’ meeting will be held on Tuesday 6th May at 9am in the House.

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Mother’s Day Stall @ Tyabb

The 2014 Mother’s Day stall will be held on Thursday May 8th and all Junior School Children will have the opportunity to purchase a gift for their mothers.

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The Sound of Music

Students of Latrobe City Campus are proud to present their production of  ‘The Sound of Music’.

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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 1 2014

We have had a fantastic start to the year with lots of different events occurring.

Due to parent feedback, we have decided to move away from the web based newsletter. Our newsletter will be 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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Open Day @ Carrum Downs

Our next Open day at Carrum Downs campus will be on Thursday 1 May, 10am– 12pm.

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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 is to commence 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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An Invitation to Titanic Fans

On Friday February 28, 2014, all Year 9 students will take part in our annual RMS Titanic Board of Trade Inquiry. This is a re-enactment of the 1912 British inquiry into the disaster.

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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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Fancy Footwork For Hope

Fancy Footwork for Hope is to be held on Sunday 19th January 2014. This is a 2.5km & 5km Fun Run and 2.5km Walk which aims to raise awareness for the Send Hope Not Flowers Charity. Continue reading

2013 Semester 2 Reports Now Available

Semester 2 Reports for 2013 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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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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