Principal's Report

The last few weeks of Term 3 have been extremely busy. This time of year, a great deal of planning is happening behind the scenes trying to prepare for the 2023 school year, whist also adjusting the current year’s program and plan. Despite all the happenings, it’s pleasing to see we have successfully navigated another term. The break will no doubt be well received by students and staff alike. It’s an opportunity to reflect and recharge for one final effort to see the year out.

Our thoughts are with our current Year 12 cohort who have a busy term break completing their trial exams. These are an important component in our Year 12 preparation and the feedback received from these exams can highlight key areas of focus in the lead up to their final exams. It is no secret that the students who perform best in VCE exams are the ones who have practiced exam questions the most. Just like any other activity the more you rehearse the greater the improvement.

I would like to acknowledge the wonderful effort of our performing arts department. The past two weeks have seen an incredible array of performances. Ranging from the music concert in Week 9, that entertained the audience with a mixture of music styles ranging from jazz, soul, blues, pop, rock and lovely piano and flute classical duet. Well done to Melissa Bonett, Shanea Barrett and the instrumental music team. This week we were able to see the incredible dance concert, once again the hard work and exquisite skills of our students, with the guidance of our teaching staff, was on display. Congratulations to Stephanie Wasif and the team for producing another high-quality performance. I look forward to hosting these events in our new auditorium and performing arts centre in the not-too-distant future.

Finally, I would like to wish all our families, staff and community a safe, happy and enjoyable term break. Thank you for your continued support and commitment to education and our College.

Arthur Soumalias

PRINCIPAL

Policies

School Policies have been updated in line with Department of Education and Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority requirements. Parents may review these on the school websitehttps://www.rosehillsc.vic.edu.au/under Our School > Policies > Minimum Standards Compliance – June 2022.

Calendar

Monday 3rd October 2022First Day of Term 4

Library

R U OK? Day

RU OK? Day - Pyjama Day

On Tuesday 6th September our Year 10 Student Leaders organised a casual clothes day to recognise RU OK? Day. Students were encouraged to wear their pyjamas or comfy clothes and donate a gold coin. To support the day, the Student Leaders organised an information sheet which was used by teachers to promote a discussion about the importance of sleep for maintaining good mental health.

The Student Leaders also facilitated a BBQ at lunchtime. The students sold midnight snacks, with cheese toasties and hot chocolates on the menu.

The event raised $1,265.65, with all the profits being donated to the RU OK? Day Foundation.

Volleyball

Thursday 1st September saw the long-awaited return of the Staff Vs Student games. These lunchtime games have always attracted a large crowd and the volleyball tournament was no exception.

After a tight first set going to the teachers, they continue to build momentum by taking an early lead in the second set. They were able to hold this lead for a two-set victory.

Lunch Club

Lunchtime Clubs

The final week of Term 3 marks the end of the Lunch Club Program. The objective of the lunch clubs is to provide a warm and dry space for students to connect with like-minded students during the colder months.

This year the clubs included:

  • Cartoon Club
  • UNO Club
  • ECA Sports Club
  • Virtual Reality Club
  • Pride Club
  • Junior Vocal Club
  • Textiles Club
  • Dungeons & Dragons Club
  • Club Green
  • Art & Vis-Com Club
  • Weight Training Club
  • Chess & Computer Club
  • Anime & Green Tea Club
  • Band of Beginners (B.O.B)
  • Breakfast Club

While some clubs will continue into Term 4, we would like to thank all the staff and students who have made these clubs possible over the year to date.

Father's Day

On Wednesday 31st August the RIL Shop held its annual Father's Day stall. Thank you to Ms Mora for organising a range of treats and treasures for the Rosehill Father's and special people.

Athletics Carnival

On Wednesday the 31st of August selected students from our College represented Rosehill in the Moonee Valley Division Athletics competition. It had been three years since our last division athletics carnival and the sun was shining for all! It was fantastic to see all students competing to the best of their ability and showing great sportsmanship. Congratulations to all students who participated on the day. The following students have qualified for the western regional athletics and will compete on Thursday 15th of September. We wish them the best of luck!

· Talia CELTEK (Year 7)

· Gabrielle CHOO-KOON (Year 10)

· Thenujaya WARNAKULASU (Year 9)

· Cooper COLLIER (Year 9)

· Blake MATTHEWS (Year 9)

· Anoosha THAMBI (Year 12)

· Maddison REYNOLDS (Year 12)

· Dakota REYNOLDS (Year 10)

· Claudia BRADILOVICH (Year 10)

· Jack NAIKER (Year 10)

· Xara TAVEIRA (Year 10)

· Indy SIMPSON (Year 9)

· Aryanna THAKKAR (Year 9)

· Jack MCCARTNEY (Year 12)

· Isobel ROBERTSON (Year 9)


A big congratulations to all of our students who participated in the regional athletics competition on Thursday the 15th of September. Students all performed well in the cold and windy conditions and several students received place medals in their events.

A big congratulations to Maddison Reynolds and Jack McCartney (Year 12) who both have qualified for the state competition held early next term. Maddison in the 100m and 200m and Jack in the 1500m.

Well done to all competitors!


Erin McIntyre

SPORTS COORDINATOR/PE TEACHER

Volunteering in the Community

Year 12 VCAL Volunteering in the Community

Annually, the Year 12 VCAL students commit to a term of volunteering in our community. This year’s class has been at various organisations including: St Vincent de Paul, Helping Hands Mission, Red Cross, and Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Ms Vicki Handris

VCAL Co-ordinator

Following is a reflection from Matt and George

Every Friday, we have been volunteering at the Red Cross in Moonee Ponds. It has been a positive experience for us. We have met really nice people, especially Rose who also volunteers every day. Rose said she looks forward to seeing us every week and that we are great kids! Our duties have included sorting clothing that is donated in the back room and steaming it for display. We have also learnt how to use the register and to help out at the front end when needed.

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Newsletter, Issue Thirteen - 16 Sep. 2022