The Students at Preston Girls Secondary College received an inspiring visit from Today Tonight host Helen Kapalos.
Ms. Kapalos recently spoke to the students about her life, importance of education.
For more details click here.
A community forum will be held at the College on Monday 25th March at 6 p.m. in the Resource Centre (Library).
The forum is an opportunity to discuss the future direction of the College.
For more details, see Parent_Forum
COLLEGE LEADERS FOR 2013
We will soon be presenting our College Leaders with their Badges in a School Assembly, and acknowledging their commitment to their fellow students by taking on a leadership position.
The following students were elected to the positions for 2013:
Lilac Captain—Husna Akeed
Lilac Junior House Captain—Fatima Nazari
Laurel Captain—Lina Abduljabbar
Laurel Junior House Captain—Fardowsa Abdi
Ash Captain—Malka Suratie
Ash Junior House Captain—Margi Patel & Deeksha Verna
Debating Captain—Yerivan Duhoky
Environment Captain—Renee Nicol
Music Captain—Deeksha Verma
Public Speaking Captain—Samia Ghafari
Sport Captain—Anosha Ansari
Junior Captain—Hannifah Munkayilar
College Captain– Sumaya Bashir
College Vice Captain—Hajar Benamar
We look forward to an active and robust student leadership team and congratulate the girls once again.
SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTION 2013
The 2013 School Council Election period was declared on Friday 15th February, and a letter sent home to parents.
Nominations for both Parent & DEECD members of School Council will close at 4 p.m. on Friday 22nd February.
Nomination forms can be obtained from the College Office.
STUDENTS TO BRING OWN MEALS
As previously advised, the College Canteen is not operating this year.
We made alternative arrangements for students with a local bakery who agreed to pick up and deliver orders for our students.
However, to date there has been little support of this arrangement and the provider has advised us that they will withdraw the service from Friday 15th February.
After this time, students will need to bring their own lunch and drinks.
Please ensure that your child has adequate food for the the, as she will not be peritted to leave the school grounds to purchase lunch.
Thank you for your understanding.
AEU STOPWORK ACTION, 14TH FEBRUARY
Information for parents:
On Thursday February 14th the Australian Education Union has called on its members to stop work for 24 hours.
Most members of our teaching staff are participating in this action, and a s a consequence we will not be able to run a full school program at the college on this day.
Year 7 students are only required at school on Thursday, February 14th.Students in 8-12 are not required.
School programs will resume as normal on February 15th.
Thank you for your understanding.
As Advised in the College Newsletter and a mailout to all Parents/Guardians last year, we would like to remind you that we are unable to offer the services of a College canteen this year.
However, we are pleased to advise that students will be able to purchase lunches through a new ordering system, via the College and Tinas Bakery.
LANDMARK SCHOOL SUPPLIES HAS MOVED
Change of Address for Landmark School Supplies
Effective 1st July, 2012.
Please note that effective from the 1st of July, 2012 we will be relocating to new premises located at
Our Fairfield store will close on the 8th of June, 2012.
During the period between the 8th of June and the 1st of July, you will be able to place a phone order and items will be posted to you free of charge.
Our new store will be open Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm with extending trading hours during January and February.
Our new telephone number is 1300 658 641.
The school has commenced a fantastic new EAL/ESL program called the Bridging Program. This is designed to help EAL/ESL students to make the transition into mainstream classes. Both Ms Xanthopoulos and Ms Tirabassi will be running the classes with the purpose of extending the students’ English language skills. They will be using the context and discourse of the follwong subjects: Maths, Science, Humanities and Health, and at the end of each term, the students will be assessed and reviewed. Thank you for your support
Ms Xanthopoulos – EAL/ESL Coordinator
PREMIERS READING CHALLENGE
Not only is this the Year of Reading but also the time of the Premier’s Reading Challenge. The school expects students to be reading regularly, at school and at home, and in the case of Years 7 to 10, to be participating in the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Research links literacy and improvement in education to reading, so support your daughters by encouraging them to borrow books and read newspapers, and/or by listening to them read aloud. Thank you.
Ms Xanthopoulos – English Coordinator
LITERACY PROGRAM AT PGSC
The literacy program at the years 7 and 8 level starts at 8:50 Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Your daughter needs to be in class, ready to start the program at this time.
The program aims to extend the students’ literacy abilities by engaging the students and teaching them strategies that could be used across all their classes.
It is important that students are reading for pleasure at home as well as designated school time. They are to bring a novel or reader to literacy classes.
We are very fortunate to have Maryanne Pearce, a literacy consultant, working with our staff to share with us her experience and literacy research to extend our teaching practices.
Ms. R Tirabassi. (Literacy coordinator)
EAL/ESL DAREBIN NETWORK
Our school is proud to be beginning and hosting the EAL/ESL Darebin Network for the rest of the year. We are supported by the Northern Metropolitan Region’s EAL Project Officer, Dominic Byrne, to run network meetings to discuss and develop teaching and learning practices in the subject of EAL/ESL. We will commence by presenting on topics such as the analysis of character in text as well as how an exam is assessed. Many teachers from the Darebin area will be visiting our school and we look forward to this opportunity.
Ms Xanthopoulos – EAL/ESL
PARENT EMAIL ADDRESS/ CHANGES TO PERSONAL DETAILS.
To enable parent’s to be able to receive a copy of the current College News regularly, please supply your email address to the office. A copy of the College News will also be posted on our website.
Please let the office know if you change your address or phone no. It is vital that we have up to date information in case of any emergency.
If your daughter is absent, please phone the school to let Lynette of the front office know of her non attendance or leave a message on the school answering service. On her return please give your daughter a note/medical certificate stating the reason for her absence.