Week 8 – Term 3
Welcome to week 8,
The State Member for Forest Hill and long-time friend of Forest Hill College Neil Angus spent the day at FHC as part of the Principal For A Day program. This program’s aim is to increase and strengthen partnerships between schools and the community. Each year I have chosen to participate in Principal For A Day as it fosters an increased understanding and awareness between schools, business and the wider community. I have seen it provide business and community leaders with first-hand and current experiences of the complexity of running a school . Neil and I discussed the challenges and current issues each is facing in our leadership roles. For our College and myself this was a wonderful opportunity to acquire new insights on leadership from a Member of Parliament. It allowed me to showcase the school to a someone who is significant community leader and build on our long standing and ongoing relationship for the school and its students.
A team of students met with myself and Mr Grant this week to commence planning for a school Reconciliation Action Plan. The team of students worked with the DET Koorie Engagement Support Officer, Seth Nolan, who following his very positive experience of our inclusive school, invited us to consider hosting a future LAECG (Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group) meeting. The LAECG tends to fluctuate in size and operation due to the availability of its volunteer member base and we believe it will be a very good forum to support the Reconciliation Action Plan we are developing and allow our students to meet and work with, other members of the Koorie community. The current Chairperson is Lee Jones who’s the Indigenous Liaison Officer at Swinburne University. The next meeting is forecast for Term 4 and we were honoured to be asked. Of course, we accepted the opportunity.
This week our Outdoor Education class went skiing at Mt Stirling. From all accounts this was a wonderfully successful experience, and we thank James Webb, Andy Christie, Sam Smith and student teacher Yani Zhoa for ensuring the students had a safe and fun experience.
Congratulations to our Year 7 FHC Boys Basketball Team. They won their first two games against Auburn and Ashwood and just missed taking out the Grand Final by 4 points, coming 2nd place at the end of the day.
Next week we have College Council, and this is a reminder to any parents who are interested in joining our Parents Association, that they have a meeting on PA meeting on Tuesday night at 7.30pm in the College Staff Room. All welcome! At College Council currently we are focussed on, strategic planning, resource allocation, financial governance, facility maintenance, hire and development and child safe standards. As a symbol of the Council members commitment to ensuring the College is Child Safe compliant, all Council members have linked their Working With Children Checks to the College. The Council will also be presented with our first Student Parliament constitution and Bill of Rights next week for endorsement. This has been written by our students and is something we are all very proud of.
The College would like to wish our Year 7 Level Leader Jarod Stafford, and the East Burwood Football Club all the best as they take on Fairpark in the fourth division Eastern Football League Grand Final this weekend. The match commences at 2.20pm at Scoresby Recreation Reserve. If you have nothing on, why not get on down to cheer the team and Jarod on. Go Rams!
Have a great weekend.
Academy Pre-Selection Morning
Our next Academy Pre-Selection morning is fast approaching. Students and prospective students for 2020 are invited to attend and try out for their Academy of choice.
Bookings are essential and can be made through our event on Trybooking.