Monday 14 March Labour Day Holiday
Tuesday 15 March College Athletics Carnival
Wednesday 16 March Year 7 Sport Round Robin
Wednesday 23 March Year 8 Sport Round Robin
Wednesday 6 April Parent Teacher Student Interviews
Thursday 7 April Basketball Marathon
Friday 8 April Final Day Term 1
Welcome to week 6!
Thank you to parents who responded so positively to my messaging about driveway access. We noticed a significant improvement, with much more student foot traffic across the oval to the Mahoneys Road “drop off zone” installed by the Council for our College. We really appreciate your support.
On Tuesday this week we celebrated International Women’s Day. The College acknowledged IWD2022 on Instagram, and we were pleased to see it had almost 1000 views. I encourage all members of our community to follow us on Instagram. We are often posting things that are happening around our College, it’s a great way to stay informed and see what our students have been doing during the week.
This Wednesday we held our Year 7 Welcome BBQ for parents. It was fantastic to be joined by parents onsite. There is no substitute for face-to-face conversations. The BBQ helps foster meaningful connections between parents and staff and this is very important element of academic success for students.
Today all Year 7 students participated in an Optus Digital Safety Workshop on Cyber Security, as part of the Year 7 Activity Day. Students were encouraged to connect with their peers and to participate in collaborative and fun activities. The day consisted of a different activity each period where our students participated in the Performing Arts, reflected and created goals for their future selves and worked together to complete challenges while testing their strength of leadership and teamwork with practical activities in the afternoon. The Optus Digital Safety presentation on Cyber Security covers the following information:
- Consider ways to protect your personal information online
- Explore what happens to your online information and how it may be used
- Examine how to apply appropriate privacy settings on social media and report harmful or
- inappropriate content
Events & Clubs
The first of our Tribe meetings were held today for 2022, in preparation for the College Athletics Carnival next week. Gradually we are having the confidence to restore large cohort assemblies and meetings, and this is terrific for the students. It has been disappointing to not be able to hold these events over the last 2 years. Our Leo Club also met today at lunchtime. New members were welcomed, and they planned some of the community work they will be doing across this year. For parents or students who do not know what our Leos Club is, please have a look at the video via this link. Leos Club Information Video
We would like to congratulate all of our swimmers who represented the College at the District Swimming last week. In particular, Maddie C, who was the 15 yo female champion.
Maddie impressively broke a 20 year record for the 100m Backstroke and 50m Backstroke. Well done Maddie!
Overall FHC came 7thin the competition.
Across the last few weeks, I have been working with some of our indigenous students to plan a Campfire Conversation. Forest Hill College has been selected as one of a few schools across the state to host a Campfire Conversation in Term 1 2022, as part of the Victorian Government’s Self-Determination in Education Reform Initiative. A Campfire Conversation provides an opportunity for our school and local community to be at the forefront of exciting system changes that empower indigenous learners, families, staff and the wider community to create meaningful reforms. We are very proud to be selected for this. We have decided that some of our indigenous students will have the honour of hosting the event, and over the next 2 weeks we will be asking all key stakeholders in our community linked to indigenous students, to the College for the event. Stay tuned for more details
On Sunday 27th February Our school held the Victorian Leo Conference and state final of LEO of the year.
It was a very enjoyable event and a fantastic turn out with attendees from Leo and Lions clubs across Melbourne, visiting FHC for the conference. We look forward to attending again in 2023 as we gained some great ideas and knowledge about how our Leo club can continue to grow and prosper at our College. If you would like to learn more about the Leo club please email Miss Chen on firstname.lastname@example.org, Miss Baucke on email@example.com