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From the principal

College Council 2019

The first meeting of the 2018 College Council will be held on March 12. Thank you to those Council members who re-nominated for this year. We look forward to your contribution at council and valued input into the future direction of our school.

I am pleased to announce that our student representatives for 2019 are Minaal Shahid, Year 8 and Sofia Penco, Year 11. Congratulations to Minaal and Sofia. Thank you to all of the students who nominated for Council. It is wonderful to have such a strong student voice at the college with students from Junior, Middle and Senior Sub Schools nominating for College Council this year.

PVGC Open Day 2019

Pascoe Vale Girls College invites prospective students and parents to attend our Open Day on Monday 29 April 2019

Information Sessions followed by tours of the College will be held at the following times:

Morning: 9.00am – 10.30am

Evening: 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Parents and children only need to attend one session.  There is no need to register attendance.

If you are unable to attend our Open Day sessions, the College also conducts tours with the Principal or an Assistant Principal throughout the year. Bookings can be made by contacting the College on 9306 2544 or online through the College website at www.pvgc.vic.edu.au

SEAL Application

You can download the application form for SEAL by clicking on the link provided below.

Progress Reports

Progress Reports will be available via Compass on Friday 15 March.

For Year 7 parents, the first progress reports for 2019 will also be posted to families with explanatory notes. Teachers will report on a student’s Achievement, effort, Homework and Organisation, and Classroom Behaviour during each 6 to 7 week reporting period using the descriptors: Excellent, Very Good, good, acceptable or Needs Attention. This regular reporting will enable parents to track their child’s progress across the semester and provide a framework for conversations regarding learning and work practices.

Please contact the college if you require support to access Compass or your child’s Sub School regarding Progress Reports.

Parent Teacher-Interviews Term 1

Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on Wednesday 27 March from 1.00 – 7.30pm. Bookings can be made via Compass. Parents are encouraged to bring their child to interviews. Further information will be made available prior to the interviews.

Absences

To inform the college of your child’s absence please call the Absence Line:

ph: 9046 9696

Future Architecture of E.D.Daniel Hall

Check out the video below of the proposed changes to the E.D. Daniel Hall by clicking the link

https://drive.google.com/a/pvgc.vic.edu.au/file/d/1_VlitWdgFr3AjQxs77y33s-i_zYjIrdH/view?usp=sharing

Snowy River Camp

Hi PVGC Community,

This is Jasleen, Shayla and Nidhi reporting from the School for Student Leadership!!!

It’s been 3 weeks and we all miss our home and school. For those who don’t know about the School for Student Leadership, this is a school located in Marlo which is 5 hours away from home. This is a Year 9 residential school for Victorian government students, with a mission to provide opportunities for personal, community and leadership development.

This was an opportunity us girls grabbed, hoping we will improve our leadership skills and ourselves as a person and student. This is wonderful opportunity to do things we have never done before and never thought we would do as well. The school here is very different from back home. We wake up 6:30 am, we have morning class at 9 am, afternoon class at 1:30pm and evening class at 7:30 pm. We each have to share a room with someone who comes from the countryside which is alone a great experience and we all have already become close with our roommates.

In the first week, we were super nervous and a bit scared since we had to meet 41 new people and live with them for the next 9 weeks. We realized everyone else was in same boat and as nervous as us but now everyone is already super close and getting closer every day! In our three weeks so far we have had many highlights including surfing, canoeing, bike riding and our 2-day expo that happened earlier this week. We have the chance to also be a part of many committees in the school such as sport, T-shirt, music cooking, sustainability, documentary, and much more.

While here we are also doing a community learning project that we will implement back home. Our project focuses on painting our water tanks and designing them to showcase new house teams and also plant plants that match our house colors too. This is to showcase our new women leaders that represent our each of our houses. We are looking forward to the rest of our unforgettable journey here at the SSL.

That’s it so far!

Jasleen, Nidhi and Shayla will be reporting back soon!!

STEAM @ PVGC

Year 10 SIA Avalon AirShow Excursion

As part of their STEAM education, students in the Year 10 elective, Science in Action, took part in the AIR4 program at Avalon AirShow on Wednesday 27th February. They heard talks from some of the best Women in STEM from Boeing, Qantas, Mars, WIR, Virgin, Raytheon, Thales, The Defence Science and Technology Group, The Royal Australian Air Force, RMIT, and many more. They also were able to see some of the many careers and lifestyles available to them by following the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics educational pathways.

VCE Chemistry Women in their Element Excursion

On Friday 1st March, selected students from year 11 and 12 Chemistry participated in the Women in their Element event at Monash University’s Parkville Campus. This event was held especially for International Womens’ Day and was only for Victorian female VCE Chemistry students. This event allowed girls studying VCE chemistry to learn about careers involving chemistry, meet inspiring women currently working and studying in the field, and participate in a curriculum-aligned workshop to extend their VCE chemistry knowledge.

Year 12 Studio Arts Mentoring

In order to start the year off effectively, the Year 12 Studio Arts students had a visit from past Pascoe Vale Girls College student Batoul Ahmad. The class took the time to listen to Batoul explain her journey while studying Studio Arts and the steps she went through to develop a successful creative folio. She also explained her experience applying for universities and the interview process when being selected. She has been offered three places RMIT Monash. The students then had the time to have a closer look at her inspirational folio and ask her many questions.

On behalf of Sandra Tobias and the Studio Arts students, we’d like to thank Batoul for her time and wish her well in her future studies.

Pictured below: Current Year 12 class being mentored by past Year 12 Studio Arts student Batoul Ahmad.

International Women’s Day

Thanks to Alanah Santos of Year 11 for her brilliant design for our IWD celebrations today.

Moreland City Libraries Free Events

To view the full list of upcoming events please click here.

St Francis Football Club

The football club is looking for juniors who are keen to start playing in the coming season! Please see details below, and email secretarystfrancisfs@gmail.com for more information.