Principal's Report

Welcome back to Term 4. We look forward to welcoming ALL our students back onsite in the coming weeks.

It has been great to see our Year 12 students ‘live’ each day. They have had the run of the school for the past few weeks as their time at secondary school is about to come to an end.

We wish all our seniors the very best of luck with their future endeavours, be it tertiary study, traineeships, apprenticeships, the workforce or an alternative pathway. The careers team at the College will be available until the end of the year to provide support in helping our class of 2021 to find the right pathway. For the majority, written exams are around the corner, but they still have a number of weeks of revision before they commence on Wednesday, 27th October. Keep up the hard work class of 2021, we are extremely proud of your effort, resilience and commitment!

Below is a summary of our return to school for Years 7 – 11. At this stage this will begin on Tuesday 26th October. Keep a look out on COMPASS for specific details and our return to school protocols in the coming weeks.

Year levels

From Tuesday 26th October

From Friday 5th November

Year 7

Every day

Every day

Year 8

Tuesday and Wednesday

Every day

Year 9, 10

Thursday and Friday

Every day

Year 11

Every day

Every day

Year 12 (VCE units 3/4 and)

Written exams from Wednesday


Earlier this week it was great to receive a special video message of solidarity and support from Shane Jacobson, an ex- student of Rosehill Secondary College, a famous actor, TV personality and host. We acknowledge Shane and his team for taking the time to record such a special message for our community. You can view the video link here: Video message from Shane Jacobson

Keep safe,

Arthur Soumalias

Issue 12 - Library

Travencore iLead Program

The iLead program is run during Term 3 each year by the Travancore School.

iLead is a leadership program for Year 9 students who have been nominated by their school as potential leaders. iLead focuses on enhancing the student’s leadership skills through a range of outdoor and community activities. Students will work together to further develop their leadership skills through a range of outdoor activities, practical skills and community involvement.

Abdiriman Abdi, a current Year 9 student took part in the program throughout Term 3.

Abdi, along with seven other students from throughout the area, have been working on a Community Focus project as a digital project due to lockdown. The project focused on the impact of lockdown/remote learning on youth mental health.

Abdi and the other iLead students presented their work in a live virtual presentation that Mr Hosking, Ms McKay and Ms Cook attended on Thursday 16th September.

They detailed their findings from their research and presented some strategies and suggestions for supporting students and teachers. It was an extremely well put-together presentation by the group.

Abdi did an amazing job and spoke beautifully about the difficulties he has faced over the past 12 months, how he has looked after his wellbeing, and the importance of reaching out and seeking support. His words clearly touched those in attendance, as he got a huge shout out at the end of the presentation from a teacher of one of the other participating schools.

Well done Abdi, we are very proud of you.

Ms Beth Cook

Year 9 Coordinator

Moonee Valley Foundation Scholarships

Congratulations to <<Edit Applied>> (12E) and Blake Murray (11H) who have been awarded scholarships on behalf of the Moonee Valley Foundation. Both students have demonstrated resilience, humour and empathy in their final year of school and are to be commended for their efforts. Thank you to the Moonee Valley Foundation for their support of the school and for the recipients.

College Newsletter, Issue 12 - 15 Oct 2021