Parent Bulletin 12
Friday 18 June
Report from School Council June Meeting
Update on Building Project - Stage 2
The exterior of the building is almost complete with the pouring of paving slabs currently in progress. On all three levels the following works are underway: pin board installation, preparation for floor coverings, joinery in classrooms and staff work spaces, electrical works and the completion of balustrading. The construction program continues to progress well.
Year 7 Enrolments 2022
Demand for places in Year 7 is extremely strong, which has been the case every year. Summary sheets from primary schools were received on the 1st June. We will shortly begin the process of forming classes for next year.
Survey – Parent Engagement Opportunities
Thank you to the parents and carers who completed the survey. The subcommittee will discuss your feedback. This will inform our suite of parent information sessions. Stay tuned for further information.
2020 Annual Report to the School Community
The Annual General Meeting was held at the College via Webex on the 10th June. Thank you to the members of the school community who attended; your feedback is valued.
24th Annual Senior Art Exhibition
Neon Parlour, Thornbury
For nearly a quarter of a century, interrupted only by COVID last year, the College has hosted a very special annual art exhibition for our budding artists.
Following the success of previous exhibitions, all students in Years 10 - 12, whether or not they are currently doing Visual Arts or Materials Technology subjects at school, are invited to participate in this year’s exhibition. Students may submit both 2D and 3D works for selection (up to 3 pieces, depending on size).
The exhibition gives students an opportunity to present their completed works in a professional space to outside viewers and to learn the mechanics of setting up an exhibition. Work can be made available for sale.
There will be a meeting for interested students on Wednesday 23 June at the beginning of lunchtime in B4 to provide information about participation. Further enquiries can be directed to Ms Kostiuk, Mr Mastrippolito, Ms Zovi or other teachers in the Visual Arts Faculty.
Additional meetings and information will be available in Term 3.
Principal’s Reading Challenge
Results of the Inaugural Strathmore Secondary College Year 7 Principal’s Reading Challenge.
Congratulations to the students and classes who participated with such enthusiasm in this, the very first Year 7 Reading Challenge, to be held in the college. The Library staff were impressed by the excitement and interest shown by the Year 7’s in this competition.
The classes that read the most books:
Many classes shared ideas about the books that they were reading, recommending titles to each other. Some of the insights and discussions held about the author’s intentions as well as differences in interpretation demonstrated a sophisticated understanding of different text types.
The Best Readers, who were the students who read the most books:
Elysa Diaz and Suhas Patabendige from 7A2
The best readers in each class were:
7A1 Alexis Strohhecker
7A2 Elysa Diaz and Suhas Patabendige
7A3 Veronica Orji Chinemere
7B1 Ana Filis
7B2 Akin Mehmet
7B3 Joseph Price
7C1 Basma Al-Maliki and Isaac Fewster
7D1 Olivia Nation
7D2 Benjamin Ye
7N1 Charlie Lees
7N2 Kingston Shadforth Fosio
7S1 Alexander Dukic and Charlie Wills
7S2 George Liakis and Giorgio Roubos
The Teacher’s Awards are as follows:
7A1 Manha Naseer
7A2 Dante Sammartino
7A3 Edvin Hodzic
7B1 Dana Al Araj
7B2 Aki Beaumont
7B3 Kelsey Crosby
7C1 Cara Tsionis
7C2 Charlie Moore
7D1 Alex McNaught
7D2 Quynh Tran
7N1 Kayshav Maruthapillay
7N2 Maisey Gasper
7S1 Aiden Davis
7S2 John Vouloumanos
A special prize for the Deepest Reader was awarded to Joseph Price in 7B3.
All participants in the competition will receive a certificate acknowledging their efforts in the Reading Challenge. Again, our congratulations to all our Year 7 readers. We would also like to thank the Year 7 English teachers for their support of this initiative as well as their encouragement of the students in their classes.
Mid Year Digital Concert – Friday 25th June
Due to the current restrictions around audiences and venue capacity limits, the planned Mid Year Concert Series will now be filmed on the last day of term and be released as a digital concert at a later date.
Participating students have all of the relevant information and events on their compass timetables and need to ensure they follow the schedule provided.
Students in Years 7 to 11 must wear full school uniform, including either the black woollen jumper or black school jacket, as their external garment. Students in Year 12 are to wear performance black. Students will need their instruments and any other resources for the day and take them home for the holiday period.
I look forward to being able to share the digital concert with you.
As we approach the end of Term 2, we ask you to take a few moments to review your child’s attendance record on Compass.
If your child has unexplained absences, please ensure you explain these by adding an Attendance note. You can select multiple absences at once and add a note to explain the absence, which makes the process quick and easy.
Help is available online HERE or contact the Junior School Attendance Officer.
Junior School Attendance Officer