Parent Bulletin 1
31 January 2020
Welcome to 2020 - Jillian English, Principal
The beginning of a new year is always full of promise and expectation. I am pleased to be able to report that Strathmore Secondary College has achieved a smooth opening to 2020. We are fortunate in being able to reflect with satisfaction on our achievements to date.
Year 12 results last year again reflected the diligence and dedication of our staff, the determination of our students and the support of their families and friends. As reported earlier, 14% of our students obtained an ATAR of over 90, placing them in the top 10% of the state, while 35% achieved over 80, in the top 20%. Please refer to my article in Parent Bulletin 34 2019.
Following on from this, we were delighted that 94% of those students who wished to continue to tertiary studies received a first round tertiary offer. Most students whose talents led them in non-tertiary directions were also satisfied.
As we look forward to this year, I wish to welcome all teachers, students and parents, especially those joining us for the first time. Strathmore Secondary College’s motto is Palladem Alite, which suggests that it nurtures and values not only academic success but strives to develop the school values of Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence.
In this spirit, I wish the Strathmore College Community the very best for a happy and rewarding year.
Drop & Go Map - Strathmore Secondary College
Strathmore Secondary College and Moonee Valley City Council are committed to creating a safe and more sustainable environment for students. Walking and cycling to school is a great way for your child to start the day, as it stimulates the mind and improves overall health.
This map has been created through the Better Moves Around School Program, this program brings Council and schools together to improve safety and encouraging walking, cycling and the use of public transport.
Moonee Valley Council has identified Drop and Go locations for Strathmore Secondary College students, each location is within a comfortable walking distance.
The map has been designed to encourage more students to walk to and from school at least part of the way to reduce congestion in Pascoe Vale Road.
Strathmore Secondary College is very appreciative of the support of Moonee Valley Council and encourage the College community to support this initiative.
PLEASE NOTE - Parents are not to enter the Pascoe Vale Road carpark or the rear driveway of the school.
Year 11 Parents, Guardians & Students 2020
Welcome back to Strathmore Secondary College for 2020. We are excited to start your VCE together, and look forward to working with you throughout your VCE journey.
Key events and dates for the start of 2020 are as follows:
Community Meet and Greet
Tuesday February 4th an opportunity for Parents and Guardians to meet and greet with school staff from 6pm - 7:15pm. See compass post for more details.
Year 11 Camp: Monday February 17th – Tuesday February 18th
The Year 11 Transition Camp allows incoming VCE students an opportunity to get to know their new coordinators and the VCE team they will be working with over the next two years. This is a compulsory event where students will have targeted presentations and activities to benefit their academic growth and potential. A reminder that consent and payments are due on 7/02/20. More information can be found on compass.
Parenting Strategies for Teenage Success
On Thursday February the 13th at 6pm in the College theatrette, following on from the student success strategies session during the day, the same presenter from success integrated will present to parents and guardians session will reinforce the messages and skills presented to the students and entrench a three way community partnership to support students.
Senior School Student Planner
Once paid and consented for the Year 11 Camp, students can go to the finance office and pick up their diary. The diary will be an essential tool for students to make the most of 2020. It is a compulsory school item. More details will be explained at the team assembly tomorrow.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact myself or the relevant team coordinator.
Year 11 Team Leader
Student Attendance on Compass
The school is required to record attendance for every student and every class, including the reason for each absence.
Parents and guardians must update Compass Attendance in advance if a student will be leaving the school early for appointments, or for any other reason.
Students cannot leave the school without parent or guardian approval and must not leave the school grounds without signing out at the General Office, before they leave.
Students arriving late to school or returning from appointments, must also sign in at the General Office, before going to class and an explanatory note on Compass is required.
If parents and guardians are unable to update Compass due to technical difficulties, they should telephone the Junior School Attendance Officer in the General Office, for assistance.
For instructions on how to use Compass for entering Attendance Notes, go to
Please check Compass Calendar.
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