The Grapevine 06-08-2021
From the Principal's desk
Well done to our senior SRC in coordinating a very successful pyjama day, raising funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Have you seen the new Year 12 jumpers that were designed and chosen by our students with help from Miss Fang? It is great to see the pride they have for this new uniform item and a great way to celebrate their connectedness to each other and our college community.
You may have noticed that the format of our newsletter looks different. We are beginning our transition over to Schoolzine. A new online platform and mobile app. that allows our newsletter to be accessed easily from any electronic device. We encourage you to download the Schoolzine app. onto your phone and start accessing these added features. One major benefit to this new style of newsletter is that it allows you to choose the language you would like to read the newsletter in. Ensuring all of our families can access communication from school is important to us and the transition over to Schoolzine helps us to achieve this.
A reminder that with the current Covid-19 restrictions, face masks are still required to be worn when outside and inside, if you are leaving your house. This includes year 7-12 students wearing them at school and while travelling to the school on the bus. At any time the school buses can be stopped by police and checked for compliance. As a school, we can also be audited at any time to check that we everyone is compliant with following the regulations. Can you please help us to keep everyone safe and play our part by ensuring your child has a face mask and understands the importance of wearing it while at school. Spare masks are available at the front office if anyone needs one.
Well done to all of our students that competed in the Athletics Day on Thursday 5th August. Congratulation to the winners. We were really looking forward to spending the day enjoying the fresh air and sunshine and getting some much needed physical exercise. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 regulations we wern't able to have parents and visitors onsite for the day but wehave been sharing photos in social media.
Miss Sara Broster Principal
We want our Parents/Caregivers to tell us what they think!
Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents/caregivers think of our school. The Parent/Caregiver Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents/caregivers/guardians (previously known as the Parent Opinion Survey). It is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of families’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour, student engagement and experiences of remote and flexible learning. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.
Approximately 30 per cent of parents will be invited to participate in this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous. This year, the Parent/Caregiver Opinion Survey will be open on Monday 2nd August and close Sunday 22nd August.
The survey will be conducted online, only takes 20 minutes to complete, and can be accessed at any convenient time within the dates on desktop computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones. The online survey will be available in a range of languages other than English. These include: Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Chin (Hakha), Hindi, Japanese, Somali, Turkish, Punjabi and Greek.
Please speak to your child’s teacher if you would like more information.
YEAR 12 JUMPERS
This morning, we welcomed the Year 12s back by presenting them with their ‘Class of 2021’ rugby jumpers. Each student’s name and a custom nickname is printed on the back. All the best to our Year 12s for their last term of studies and upcoming exams!
YEAR 12 SPEECHES
Congratulations to the Year 12 VCE students for completing their oral presentations. Students presented an argument about a contemporary media issue. The level of preparation and the students' public speaking skills were very impressive. Well done Year 12s!
WE HAVE CHOOKS
The students were very excited to meet our new college members. Miss Johnson has purchased chooks for the Community Garden from Antonio Liparota from Liparota Poultry farms.
Dental Health Week August 2nd-8th
We only get one set of adult teeth so it is very important we take good care of these. Developing good dental hygiene habits needs to start from as early as 12 months of age. Parents may still need to supervise their children’s teeth brushing for the first few years of primary school.
- Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
- Eat a healthy balanced diet and limit sugar intake
- Visit the dentist regularly for check-ups and preventative care. Due to the recent COVID-19 lockdowns the School Dental Van visits have been re-scheduled to the first week in November. If you still want your children to be seen please either return the dental form or let the office know if you need a new one. Remember this service is free and in school time 😊
Congratulations to Aleaha Peterson, Michael Borg (not pictured) and Ioan Togo who received an award for their participation in the Homework Club during semester one. All of these students upheld the college value of ‘learners’ by regularly attending the Robinvale Learning and Community Hub on Monday and Thursday afternoons, after school. Light refreshments and equipment are provided for all students who attend the Homework Club. These sessions are supervised by a teacher and we will be providing more tutors this term to assist students to complete their homework. Mr Hughes thanks ‘My Education’ who have provided a grant for the school in 2021. These funds provide students with a supportive and engaging environment to study after school or get assistance with their school work.
F-4 LOCKDOWN AWARDS
Miss Johnson, the F-4 Community Coordinator, along with the teachers of Foundation to Year 4, would like to acknowledge the students resilience and honour their hard work during the latest lockdown. Mrs McClure from the College office has kindly made a certificate honouring our students outstanding work during this time. The students were then presented their certificate by their teacher.
It was lovely to see students and staff out and about in their pyjamas today. Despite the claims that students were a bit sleepy, smiles were had all round. We also raised $125.00 for the Royal Children’s Hospital. Thank you for your generosity everyone!
Miss Price launched her Robotics Club today, as a part of the lunchtime activities running throughout the year. Students were introduced to Sphero Bolts and began learning how to program them using the iPads. Robotics Club runs on Tuesday lunchtimes in SL2 – all students are invited to attend.
NATIONAL TREE DAY
Friday 30th July was National Tree day,The Foundation to Year 4 students had great fun planting shrubs from Grow Ability in the Piazza. Thank you to Planet Ark for providing Robinvale College with funding for their seedling grant. We are hoping that these plants will have a positive impact on the environment, provide shelter for wildlife and help educate us about native plants.
1st Gold Team 2nd Green Team 3rd Blue Team