Parent Bulletin 3
19 February 2021
Report from School Council February Meeting
School Council Elections
School Council elections are currently underway. As advised in the Compass post to all families, we currently have five two-year positions available, for which representatives from the parent community have nominated.
As the number of nominees has exceeded the number of vacancies, an election will be conducted. Ballot papers and candidate profiles will be mailed on Monday 22 February. Ballot papers are to be returned by 4pm on Monday 1 March 2021. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing Council for their commitment and support of the College.
Annual Implementation Plan – 2021
In order to work on the goals outlined in the school’s Strategic Plan, an annual implementation plan has been developed.
The unprecedented experiences of 2020 have meant that the college needs to focus on the goals set in 2020, whilst also incorporating the Department of Education and Training (DET) priorities for 2021. This will include the continual monitoring of student and staff health and wellbeing.
Goal 1 – 2021 Priorities Goal is a DET requirement and has three Key Improvement Strategies (KIS).
• KIS 1 –Curriculum Planning and Assessment - Learning, Catch-up and Extension will focus on the development of a whole-school literacy and numeracy approach that will be embedded into the Strathmore Secondary College Teaching and Learning Framework in order to improve student growth.
• KIS 2- Health and Wellbeing - Happy, Active and Healthy Kids will focus on our PRIDE framework that has been established to ensure all students at all year levels are engaged in a range of activities, grounded in our College values. This applies to student experiences both inside and outside the classroom to develop confident, happy, active and healthy students.
• KIS 3 – Building Communities – Connected Schools will focus on strengthening the school’s approach to communication with parents and carers.
Goal 2 – Build Student Agency and Engagement in Learning will focus on empowering students and building school pride through a shared understanding of student agency in leadership and learning. Students will have a greater opportunity to be involved in various forums that are part of our new structure, StrathMORE Voice.
Year 8 Art
At the end of last year, 8ART2 art students competed in the ‘Archi-more Prize’ competition. Inspired by the Archibald Prize, students created self-portraits using methods and media of their choosing.
The competition was a huge success, with students producing outstanding works.
Congratulations to our winner Charli Tortul.
City of Moonee Valley
Getting To and From School
Moonee Valley City Council and Strathmore Secondary College 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.
If you do have to drive, think about...
When parking near a school...
All of these recommendations will help reduce congestion and create a safer environment around your school, not to mention having many more healthier and happier kids that are ready to learn!
PLEASE NOTE - Parents are not to enter the Pascoe Vale Road car park or the rear driveway of the school. Please respect the disabled parking spaces.
Please check Compass Calendar.
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