Weekly Wrap

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Week 3 – Term 3

Welcome to week 3, where the course counselling interviews commenced. The major focus at the College currently is about working with families to understand each student’s career goals, and then to map out the most appropriate pathway for them. We take a consultative and individual approach to the career action plans each student develops. Our staff have enjoyed the aspirational focus of each student they have worked with this week. The interviews will continue throughout the next week or so, until every student has had an opportunity to participate.

On Wednesday evening, College Council met. The FHC Council has decided that all members of Council will get a Working With Children Check, and link that check to the College, as a sign of our commitment towards child safety. Student Parliament tabled a letter at Council that has been sent to the Education Minister, as they work to have their voice heard in a broad forum. They also spoke about how close they were to the completion of the inaugural draft of a College Student Parliament Constitution. Discussions about the comfort of the College jacket were noted, and a review of this uniform item is about to be conducted.

Last Saturday, we took our VEX EDR (senior) and VEX IQ (Junior) to the VEX Highvale tournament. The VEX team consisting of William Phillips, Jackson Sainsbury and Ryosuke Shibuya demonstrated great use of autonomous coding, strategy and driver skill taking out the teamwork award and setting a new world record for the IQ challenge “squared away”. Well done to the teams and to Mr Beveridge for supporting their development.

On Thursday this week our Year 11 students participated in a program we have run at the College for many years called, Fit To Drive.” This program aims to deliver road safety messages that will empower and support young road users (aged 16-25) to achieve zero deaths on Victorian roads. Thanks Ms Fraser for organising this important session.

On Friday a team of students and staff visited Swinburne University to seek some support in the development of a FHC Reconciliation Action Plan. Opportunities for more input from the community will be provided in the coming weeks.

We look forward to next week continuing course counselling interviews, the Year 11 Legal Studies excursion to the Supreme Courts, a visit from Mt Pleasant Road Primary School, Year 7 Netball and the Netball Victoria School Championships.

Have a great weekend.

David Rogers