Dear Parents and Guardians,
A warm welcome to you all. I hope you all enjoyed some special time with your families and are now ready for the start of the school year.
Holidays are a valued time to refresh and prepare for the year ahead. Our staff have certainly rested and are ready for a successful 2019 with your children.
Fountain Gate Secondary College welcomes the following new teachers;
We also welcome the following Education Support staff;
Term 1 is always a busy one. The following list of school events is for your information and calendar;
Wednesday, 6th February
Monday, 11th February
Year 7 BBQ 6:00pm
Thursday, 14th February
Leadership and High Achiever's Assembly (Period 1)
Monday, 25th February
Catch up Photos for students who were absent
Tuesday, 26th February
Catch up Photos for students who were absent
Thursday, 28th February
Parent/Teacher Conference Day
Wednesday, 6th March
House Swimming Carnival (Doveton Pool)
Thursday, 7th March
Division Swimming, DAV Debating 7pm
Friday 8th March
Year 7 immunisations (HPV 1st dose & Boostrix)
Monday, 11th March
Labour Day Holiday
Tuesday, 12th March
House Athletics Carnival
Monday, 18th March
Cultural Diversity Week
Monday, 25th March
Year 10 DOXA Camp
Tuesday, 2nd April
Open Night 5:30pm
Friday, 5th April
House Cross Country (Periods 3 and 4)
For more information about these events, keep an eye out for the fortnightly Newsletter. Be sure to subscribe to the Newsletter via the College Website to receive a reminder and direct link to the Newsletter. This is particularly important for our new families.
Our College has been very fortunate to have several existing facilities upgraded over the holidays. Some of these include;
Stay tuned for a comprehensive update, including photos, in the next newsletter.
I’m very happy to announce that Kristy Fedoro's Artwork has been selected for the 2019 Top Arts exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. Kristy is a talented former student who completed Year 12 last year and was Fountain Gate Secondary College's first Art Scholarship student. Congratulations.
Below is the amazing artwork that will be displayed in the Gallery.
Rugby Victoria and Fountain Gate Secondary College are pleased to announce a new Traineeship Program to be launched in 2019.
The Traineeship program provides a Year 12 school leaver with the opportunity to continue their study whilst stepping in to the workforce as a Participation Officer with Rugby Victoria.
Fountain Gate Secondary College in conjunction with Rugby Victoria and the Melbourne Rebels has delivered a successful Rugby Academy program at the College for the past four years. The Academy program has three tiers:
The Traineeship will be a natural extension of the academy program and the successful candidate will study a Cert IV in Sport and Recreation or Sport Development.
Rugby Victoria and Fountain Gate Secondary College are pleased to announce that Ray Murray has been offered the Traineeship in 2019.
Ray is an Australian student of Maori descent with a passion for Rugby and training. He was a student of the Rugby Academy at Fountain Gate Secondary College from 2016 – 2018 attaining a Certificate II and Certificate III in Sport and Recreation during this time. Ray is hard working, passionate and focussed on his goals.
Chris Evans General Manager Rugby Victoria said, “We are delighted to strengthen our partnership with Fountain Gate and provide a Traineeship to Ray Murray."
"Ray has shown a passion for developing the game of Rugby in Victoria. The Rugby Academy program has delivered some incredible outcomes over the past 24 months for Rugby Victoria and Fountain Gate Secondary College."
Director of Rugby at Fountain Gate Secondary College, Jimmy Orange, said, "Fountain Gate Secondary College Rugby Academy are extremely pleased to help offer a pathway forward after completing the Rugby Academy for our students."
"Ray has worked hard and shown a passion for Rugby, training and Sport and Recreation which we believe will set him in good stead for the traineeship in 2019 and onwards."
"We wish Ray all the best with his new opportunity and look forward to more students getting this opportunity in the future."
A reminder to all parents to please provide the College with an updated Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Diabetes or Allergy Action Plan if your child has one. It is vital to notify the College if your child has any allergies.
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