Parent Bulletin 22
Friday 3 December
Report from School Council November Meeting
Dates for the Commencement of School in 2022
Year 7 students and new enrolments will commence on Monday 31st January for a part-day induction program. Year 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 students will commence on Tuesday 1st February.
College Uniform Update
Council has received requests to extend the ‘grace’ period for transitioning to the new uniform. This is due to the impact that the current COVID-19 pandemic is having on some families’ financial situation. Council has approved this request and extended the transition period until the end of 2022.
Annual Implementation Plan – 2022
In order to work on the goals outlined in the school’s strategic plan, an annual implementation plan has been developed for 2022.
The unprecedented experiences of 2021 have meant that the college needs to focus on the goals set in 2021, whilst also incorporating the Department of Education and Training (DET) priorities for 2022. This will include the continual monitoring of student and staff health and wellbeing.
Goal 1 – 2022 Priorities Goal is a Department of Education and Training requirement and has two Key Improvement Strategies (KIS). These are:
Goal 2 – Activate voice, leadership and agency so students have positive experiences in their own learning. This goal will focus embedding the use of learning goals and success criteria by teachers in the classroom. Students will be explicitly taught the skills that lead to improved learning behaviours. Students will have a greater opportunity to be involved in various forums that are part of our new structure, StrathMORE Voice.
Burnet Year 10 Graduation
On Thursday the 2nd of December, we in Burnet were very grateful to have the opportunity to formally farewell the year 10 class of 2021.
After the year your students have endured, it was wonderful to be able to recognise and celebrate the time, the effort, the stresses, the successes, and the preparation and dedication that have gone into the last 4 years of their lives.
The majority of the graduating class have been at the College for their entire secondary school lives. It has been our privilege to witness their growth and development as students, but more importantly as young adults over the course of this time.
From navigating their way around the campus as incoming Year 6 students in 2017, to their first day in 2018 and now completing their foundation VCE year, the year 10 class of 2021 have shown resilience, maturity and tremendous personal growth to put themselves in the best possible position to enter the next phase of their education.
We are proud of the individuals we've witnessed these students become. We farewell those who are pursuing education pathways elsewhere and wish our best to those moving into Year 11 at SSC and the capable hands of Mr Hirons.
We in Burnet have enjoyed our journey through the middle years immensely and hope each student leaves with fond memories of their time in the team.
Congratulations to our major award winners:
Thank you to Mr Nicholls (Burnet AP) & Mr Hirons (Burnet VCE coordinator) for being a part of our ceremony and to Jenn Trinh, Ms Olney and Ms Barlow for attending. A big thank you also to Ms Fraser who sent a lovely video message to our Yr 10s while on leave.
To our Yr 10 graduates, good luck, be safe and look after each other.
Matt, Erica & Dion
A few weeks ago, a group of Year 9 Strathmore students were selected to attend the Rubicon Outdoor Education Camp. The camp consisted of two separate campuses, Nayook and Thornton, with smaller groups of students attending each. At the Thornton campus, we had the opportunity to partake in a variety of new and exciting activities. These included initiative activities, white water rafting, rock climbing and abseiling, as well as hiking and rogaining. White water rafting was a particular favourite amongst the student body, because of the fast paced rapids, the thrill of jumping into the freezing water, and the games we were able to play whilst on the rafts. There was also a lot of splashing involved, which was definitely a highlight of the day. However, the activities didn’t just last throughout the day! The camp also featured many interesting night activities, such as a trivia night, a late night walk in the dark, (that was both thrilling and terrifying), and even a bonfire! The bonfire was a hit with the students, and was also a personal favourite of ours.
But the activities weren’t the only thing this camp had to offer. It also taught us more about collaboration, encouragement, leadership and the importance of having personal goals. These qualities were highly valued throughout the week as the different groups worked together to help each other and work towards a common goal. Many students also used these activities as a chance to step out of their comfort zones in order to reach towards the goals they had set for themselves.
As well as all of this, the Rubicon staff could not have been more supportive, helpful and kind during our stay. All students developed a great appreciation for the staff and their help when it came to achieving our goals. Overall the camp was a great success, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all students and teachers that attended.
By Grace Pawsey & Etienne Taylor 9D2
Performing Arts Day 2021
Sunday 5th December
10am – 12pm
College grounds, between M Building and F Block
Please join the performing arts faculty on the morning of Sunday 5th of December and celebrate the achievements of the college’s students. All the junior music ensembles and most of the senior ensembles will be performing throughout the morning, as well as solo musical performances from junior and senior students. A selection of VCE dance students will be showing their solo performances and celebrating the first VCE Dance class at SSC.
The Visual Arts and Media will be showcasing student work in F Building, including gallery and digital displays.
Please note that this event is being run in accordance with current covid guidelines and restrictions, and visitors to the college will be required to complete a covid check-in and demonstrate vaccination status/exemptions as appropriate.
I look forward to seeing you on the day, and to be able to share in the incredible work that will be on display.
Leading Teacher: Music, Performing Arts & Media
Looking for a book to read over the holidays?
Why not read an eBook or listen to an audiobook through our Wheelers eplatform?
Remember to register before school finishes for the year so our staff can register you to get started.
Have a great break
Dear Parents and Guardians
The end of another school year is fast approaching. This is a great time to take a look at “unexplained” absences and clear any remaining notifications in your child’s attendance record. You can view the list of unexplained absences under the attendance tab in your child’s profile on Compass. Online help is available HERE.
Please call 9379 7999 if you would like assistance, I am happy to help.