Principal's Newsletter

Year 7 Open Night, Year 7, 8 and 9 Examinations, VCE 2019 Transition, Year 7 Zoo Excursion, High Achiever's Showcase & Principal’s Award.
Tuesday 20th November, 2018.

Year 7 Open Night

Year 7, 8 and 9 Examinations

Year 7, 8 and 9 Examinations commence on Monday, 3rd December 2018.

All students;

  • Must attend school at scheduled exam times
  • Must be punctual
  • Must bring all required equipment
  • Must wear full school uniform
  • Must not talk or communicate with other students in the exam room
  • Should raise your hand if you require assistance
  • Remain seated at all times in the exam room. No one is permitted to leave prior to the completion of the exam.
  • You must not be in possession of any electronic devices e.g. mobile phones, apple watches
  • May bring in clear water bottles

VCE 2019 Transition

Students studying VCE in 2019 (Year 11 and Year 12) commenced transition on Monday, 26th November 2018. Students met their VCE teachers and commenced their VCE curriculum.

One thing I have noticed is that this transition is easier for some students that for others. Some students take to VCE like ducks to water, scoring consistently high marks on their SACs from the start of the year. For others, the first few months of VCE are a blind panic, as they struggle to keep their head above water as they figure out how to organise their notes, manage their time and structure their own revision.

Please encourage your child to try their best and to not be afraid to ask for help if they feel overwhelmed. Our experienced staff are here to support and guide them.

Students who perform well at VCE are more often than not the students who know why they’re doing it. Most students have vague notions: they want to get into University so they can make lots of money, they want to impress their parents, they want to beat their sibling’s ATAR score. Others don’t quite know why they’re doing it at all. But the students who perform well are those with specific personal goals who know exactly what they want to achieve from their VCE. Students who have personal goals are more likely to study harder, because they associate working with positive feelings about what they might achieve. Goal setting also allows students to focus on long-term tasks more effectively. Encourage your child to think about what they want to get out of VCE. Is there a course they are particularly passionate about? Is there a scholarship they might be able to win? Is there a dream career they are chasing? The earlier you can encourage your child to step back and think about the big picture, the more motivated they will be once they start year 11.

Year 7 Zoo Excursion

Last Friday, over 200 Year 7 students embarked on a Science Excursion to Melbourne Zoo. While in the classroom, these students have been learning about classifying organisms; at the zoo, they were able to apply their learning. Students were given the freedom to explore, observe and classify various species and attend multiple zookeeper presentations. The students represented the College with pride, and should be commended for their enthusiasm and commitment. Well done to all!

High Achiever's Showcase

It was an exciting evening at Fountain Gate Secondary College, as the community came together to celebrate and showcase the outstanding work produced by the students within the High Achievers Program. The Year 7s must be commended, for keeping all those who attended full with their outstanding food that they prepared all day and entertained with their music. Once again, the College loves celebrating our students’ successes and achievements with the community, so thank you to all who attended, and thank you to the students within the program for another extraordinary year!

Showcase Gallery

Principal’s Award

I would like to congratulate Nooria Hakimi of 8B who has achieved a Principal’s Award. Nooria has achieved this as she has received 25 Certificates of Merit each during the course of the year. Well done, Nooria.

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