Week 7 – Term 2
This week Mr Lee, Mr Grant and I each took a day to attend the Education State Schools Leadership Conference, attending sessions on a range to topics including; ‘Collaborative leadership’, ‘Strength based learning cultures’ and ‘Preparing young Australians for a rapidly changing world of work’. The conference is always an opportunity to learn new pedagogical approaches and consolidate the future direction of the College. This year’s conference was especially exciting as our school was showcased on the conference brochure. There is no better feeling as an educator than to find your school being held up as an exemplar of excellence.
Back at school our Year 9 & 10 students attended a presentation by Victoria Police on ‘Maintaining Positive Behaviours’ and our Year 12 students undertook their final English Sac for Unit 3. For all families of our year 12 students today is the final day of Unit 3 courses, with Unit 4 commencing after exams.
On Tuesday we commence our mid-year exam period, so can I please ask parents to check Compass to ensure they are aware of which exams are taking place and when. I would also like to remind our senior students of the GAT taking place on Wednesday. Participation in the GAT is very important as in some unexpected circumstances the result from this exam can be used to decide derived scores at VCE.
I’d also like to express gratitude to our staff who are running Production Camp over the long weekend. Another example of our staff giving up their personal time to support our students participation in College activities.
We really do have the most exceptional community.
Have a lovely, long weekend!
Congratulations to Alice Roberts in Year 8 who is FHC’s Young Achiever for 2019 in the fifth Rotary Club of Forest Hill Youth Citizenship Awards.
Alice is a very responsible, motivated, and passionate student. She comes to school every day with a smile, an excitement for learning, and a dedication for going above and beyond. Alice pays close attention to details and makes sure that her daily work is accurate and of the utmost quality. Alice is a model student who sets a positive example for her peers. Her work ethic and focus on doing well is an inspiration to her classmates. Alice is a keen participant in extra-curricular activities at Forest Hill College. She is a member of Student Parliament, the school musical production Rock of Ages, and a member of the School Band. Alice is a wonderful young lady who will continue to excel academically and socially.
In the image are award recipients from other schools with President, Rotary Club of Forest Hill Mike Finke.
This week we competed in the Mullum Division Intermediate Sport competition in Netball and Badminton. Our girls netball team performed brilliantly to win the round robin by going through each match undefeated. The badminton squad consisted of one girls and three boys teams. Again we had a strong showing with the girls bringing home the winners flag and the boys finishing as runners up, only two points off winning the event.
The next round of competition will see the girls Intermediate Netball and Badminton compete at the Eastern Metropolitan Region Finals.
EMR Intermediate Netball: Friday 9th August (Week 4 Term 3)
EMR Intermediate Badminton: Friday 2nd August (Week 3, Term 3)
Tuesday 11th June: Year 8 Mullum Division Sport: AFL, Soccer, Netball
Tuesday 18th June: EMR Cross Country (11 students competing)
Thursday 20th June: Year 8 Mullum Division Sport: AFL, Soccer, Netball
A reminder for all students and families that consent for Interschool sport events will close one week prior to the competition date.
Sports and Performing Arts Academy
Over the past two weeks we have welcomed four students from the Richmond Institute of Sports Leaders (RISL) program who are here completing work experience in Strength and Conditioning and Sports Administration as part of their studies. Our academy student-athletes have enjoyed hearing about their experiences and learning new skills and exercises in the gym. They will continue to attend academy training through the remainder of Term 2 and into Term 3.
Students are reminded that during the examination period they are required to attend all timetabled exams as opposed to their regular academy training.
The Futbal First program is busy preparing from their practice matches against Emmaus and Oxley College’s in the final weeks of the term. They have a great opportunity to advance their skills and compete against different opposition in these upcoming friendlies.
All Forest Hill College students will have an opportunity to be part of the audience when the Performing Arts Academy perform on Thursday 27th June. The performing arts group have been busy working on a one act play and a musical theatre number. Please keep an eye out on Compass for more details.
There will also be an evening presentation for families and friends, details to come.