From the Head of Campus Broadmeadows - Ms Erin Bonavia Vol 14

We have had a busy end to Term 3 on the Senior Campus with many individual achievements and successes. Our Year 9 students have participated in Source to Sea bike rides, there has been outstanding individual and team performances in Sport, a variety of excursions and recent success by our Textiles students at the “Stitch Don’t Ditch” competition.

The end of term is a period to reflect on what went well with your child. Encourage them to identify:

  • a lesson or unit of work that went well
  • an achievement or growth
  • a co-curricular activity they were involved with
  • an excursion/incursion/learning activity they really enjoyed

Parent Teacher Student Partnership Meetings
A reminder that there is Parent Teacher Student Partnership meetings scheduled for Thursday 6 October from 3pm to 6:30pm. This will take place online through TEAMS. I encourage all families to make appointments to speak to teachers with their student to share together the learning progress.

Year 12 studies
Our Year 12 students are entering their final stage of their secondary school journey. Students are encouraged to check the year 12 page on MyPenola regularly for important updates and key information about celebration activities and examinations. VCAL students are to please ensure they are discussing with their subject teachers work requirements still to complete. VCE students completing examinations are expected to attend the compulsory practice exams occurring during week 2 of the school holidays. Failure to attend the practice examinations without a valid reason i.e. medical certificate may result in loss of celebration privileges. A range of activities to farewell our Year 12 students and celebrate their achievements and contributions will take place in Term 4.

Year 10 Ball
The Year 10 Ball takes place on Friday 21 October at Melrose Receptions and our Year 10 students are currently participating in ballroom dancing classes. After the past two years of not being able to offer the Ball it is exciting to see this long standing tradition return to the College calendar. Thanks very much to the Year 10 Coordinators Ms Emily Hastie and Mr Steve Woodburn for their organisation to date with the support of our Health and PE Department, the Year 10 Team and Accounts staff. Year 10 students and parents wishing to attend the ball are asked to please make their payment to secure tickets. I am very much looking forward to seeing our students and families on the night.

Wishing all students and their families a safe and happy break! I look forward to a fabulous Term 4.