Principal Newsletter

Year 7 Phillip Island Adventure Resort Camp, Team SANITY - Anxiety Awareness Workshops, Fountain Gate Secondary College Free Dress Day, Art Competition, Winter Holiday Activity for students - Moonlit Sanctuary, STEM Update, Eid Celebration, Early Dismissal.
Friday 15th June, 2018.

Year 7 Phillip Island Adventure Resort Camp:

This camp was held on Monday May 21 until Wednesday May 23 at Phillip Island Adventure Resort and was attended by over 90 very excited Year 7 students and 7 staff.

There were 6 different activities that all students had the opportunity to be involved in:

  • Raft making
  • Canoeing
  • High ropes
  • Disc golf
  • Crate climb and an initiative course

The weather was cold but kind, and all activities proceeded.

The camp is best summed up by one of our enthusiastic students:

“The bus trip was long and I got to sit with my best friend Lucas on the bus. Once the Year 7’s got at the camp we were introduced to some very nice staff members and told of our cabins.
The best thing I did at camp was the initiative course because my group got to work as a team to take the different challenging task we faced.
The worst thing at the camp was the raft making where I got to make a raft in a limited amount of time. There was a girl team and a boy team and the girls team one and sadly I fell into the water.
Did I mention the food? The food was delightful and delicious. The second day we had chicken parma which was the best.
The Year 7 camp had a Trivia night where we had to answer different questions. Also had a movie night were you got to watch Big Hero 6 which was cool.
I would like to give a special thanks to the teachers who came to the camp to look after us and had fun. After the whole 3 days, I am glad to be back to school.”

Tommie Pham 7D

Team SANITY - Anxiety Awareness Workshops:

On Wednesday 13th June, the Year 7 students participated in an Anxiety Awareness Workshop run by the six members of Team S.A.N.I.T.Y. (Solving situational ANxiety In Today’s Youth) the 2018 Community Problem Solving team. The students learnt about the signs and symptoms of anxiety, tips and strategies to prevent and manage anxiety caused by stressful situations and resources and help available to them. They participated in role playing activities as well as interesting and thought provoking discussions. Students were all given one of the team’s ‘Strategies for Dealing with Stress and Anxiety’ Pocket Cards as a memento of the day’s workshop.

Fountain Gate Secondary College Free Dress Day:

Art Competition:

Winter Holiday Activity for students:

STEM Update:

We can see a lot of progress to the construction of the STEM Centre. Construction was busy with the pouring of the concrete slab to the extension of the STEM building. Below you can see the steel frame of the large extension taking shape.

The school was buzzing with excitement as students observed a large crane carefully lowering steel beams into place to create the roof line to join the existing Technology buildings. It was wonderful to witness our students' enthusiasm.

Eid Celebration:

A group of female students celebrated Eid at lunchtime on Thursday 21st June with an inspirational speaker. It was hosted by the Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights who have run an 8-week program here this term. The students were very grateful for the experience.

Early Dismissal – Friday 29th June 2018 (Final day of Term 2):

Fountain Gate Secondary College students will be dismissed at 2.30 pm on Friday 29th June.

I sincerely hope you all have a restful and well-deserved break.

Stay safe.

Mr Pete Hanratty

College Principal

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