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PHSC Newsletter

VOLUME 17 Phone: 9389 0600 World Wide Web http://www.phsc.vic.edu.au

Tuesday 6th June 2006 Fax: 9387 0108 Email: mailbox@phsc.vic.edu.au


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Some year 12 exams


Year 10 Work Experience


GAT – all students taking any Unit 3 & 4 subject


NO VET classes


PUBLIC HOLIDAY (Queen’sBirthday)


Year 9 Life Skills program


End Term 2, 2.30 finish.

TERM 2 2006

JU L Y 3 4 12

Term 3 Commences Start VET Term 3 Year 8 Maths Games Day

From the Principal

Year 12 Exams Year 12 students will be undertaking external exams in a small number of subjects on Monday and Tuesday this week. Any student taking a Unit 3 & 4 subject will undertake the GAT on Wednesday. Normal Year 12 classes will resume on Thursday.

warming, biodiversity reduction, salination, resource depletion and the impact of pollution are all big issues that our children will live with. Each of these can be impacted if every individual reduces consumption. The way we use our resources and products is a state of mind not just a necessity. John Stone

Leading Schools Fund The LSF is a Department initiative to assist schools to improve student learning. At PHSC we received over $600,000 to refurbish our Science rooms and supply new equipment. Additional funds were also provided to allow a number of staff time to develop a shared SoSE and Science curriculum in Years 7 & 8. The injection of funds and time release for staff have lifted the morale of teachers and resulted in positive change to classroom practice. There is greater cooperation and sharing of ideas between staff and more coherence across the school in its aims. Last Tuesday, Department officials spent the day talking to groups of staff involved in the program to better inform the Department’s policy and practice. In conclusion there was acknowledgement of our progress and affirmation of the direction we were taking.

1st Semester EMA CHEQUES

Please collect your Semester 1 cheque between 9.00am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. If you are unable to collect the cheque in person, send a note authorising your child to collect it on your behalf. Note: unclaimed first semester EMA cheques will be returned

to DE&T at the end of this term, Friday 16th June 2006.

Community Liaison

There will be a Dance elective for the Middle School (years 9,10) in semester 2. Are there any parents who can offer some of their expertise in this area for one-off sessions? eg folk dance, ballroom, line dancing, jazz, disco, flamenco, rock and roll, improvisation... etc. Please let me know as soon as possible on 9386 5421 or email <smithm@phsc.vic.edu.au >

World Environment Day June 5th It was great to see a large number of staff and students at the “Save our Forests” rally on Sunday. It was a day of optimism and a time to reaffirm commitment to making a difference. I hope everyone connected to the Princes Hill community will consider reducing their consumption as this is









PHSC Festival, Sunday October 15 I have had some wonderful and very interesting responses from parents for Festival events and would love to hear about more ideas from you - we are looking for activities for the students and performance ideas. Also ideas for stalls. We are trying to settle the program by the end of this term to give time to work out the practicalities, so please let

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