Welcome to Week 1 Term 2. I hope you had a great break at the end of a very busy Term 1.
The students and staff have returned, seemingly re-invigorated and ready for a great term. The value of a good rest can never be underestimated. Our Year 12 students have been working hard during the break, but most indicated that they also had some time to rest as well.
We would like to extend an invitation to you to attend our Open Night, scheduled for Tuesday 4th May at 6pm. Our Open Night will be a wonderful showcase of the great things we do here at FHC. If you know of any prospective students seeking a fantastic Secondary School for their student, please share these details with them. All are welcome!
National Reconciliation Week is commencing on May 27. The College recognises the Wurrundjeri land on which we learn and is committed to National Reconciliation. The week will provide opportunities for all of our community to celebrate and deepen their understanding of Indigenous Culture.
Student Leaders spent two days this week at Merricks Lodge on the Mornington Peninsula working together to plan the rest of the year’s work for Student Parliament and learn about Leadership.
The camp started on Thursday with a session with Ms Baucke on what it means to be a leader. Students developed their understanding of themselves and each other, as well as their role as leaders in the College. Students also participated together in activities like orienteering and a very enjoyable trivia night.
The day on Friday started with mindfulness by a beautiful lake on the camp property. Following which students brainstormed the key issues they want to work on this year. They then formed working parties to develop Action Plans for each area- laying out the steps they will take and what responsibilities they have. They day ended with a focus on gratitude – and a big thank you goes to the staff and students who planned and participated in the camp.
The safety of our community is our number one concern. This week we practiced an evacuation drill for our Later Years students. Middle Years students will get their chance to do so very soon. It is very important students and staff are well rehearsed in what to do in the unlikely event of an emergency requiring an evacuation.