Saturday, October 21, 2017

Do You Have Your Parent Portal?

on Monday, 21 August 2017.

With Student Reports due out soon it's important that all Parents and Caregivers have access to our Compass Parent Portal. If using a mobile device you can also download the Portal through your usual apps store.
What does Compass do for me?
Using Compass allows you to access up-to-date and meaningful information about our school and your child's progress.
Compass includes many different features, including the ability to:
• Monitor your child's attendance, and enter an explanation for absence or lateness
• Communicate with your child's teachers, and update your family contact details
• View your child's timetable and the school calendar
• Monitor your child's homework and assessment tasks
• Download and view your child's progress and semester reports
• Book parent-teacher conferences
• Pay and provide consent for events/excursions and school fees
To log in you will require your unique family username and password. These details were provided to you by our school at welcome Interviews.
Upon first login, you will be required to change your password and confirm your email address and mobile phone number. These details may be used by our school for SMS, password recovery and email communication throughout the year.
If you have lost your details or forgotten your password, you can recover your details by clicking the 'Can't access your account?' link on the front page.
Please note: There is Compass Parent Booklet located on the College Website under 'Student Life' which provides an overview of key features and information within Compass.

Term 3 Positive Week

on Wednesday, 16 August 2017.

Our theme for Term 3 Positive Week (21st August - 25th August) is - Celebrating the diversity in our Community.

Monday: Morning assembly with a guest speaker and display of Polynesian Dance

Tuesday: Rainbow donut eating competition and opening of our Doctors in School

Wednesday: Share the bread and lunchtime rugby

Thursday: LBGTI activities and Casual Clothes - 'Wear It Purple Day' (Wear it Purple Day is about showing rainbow young people and everybody around us, that they have a right to be proud of who they are!)

Friday: Teachers v Student volleyball and three-legged race

Tuesday 08.08.17 Student Free Day

on Thursday, 03 August 2017.

Tuesday 08.08.17 Student Free Day
A reminder that on this day, students are not required for the school day but instead should have made their interview times for Years 7 and 8 Parent Teacher Interviews and Years 9, 10, 11 Course Counselling Interviews.
Years 7 and 8 Interview times are made via Compass.
For our Year 12's should Parents wish to speak with Teachers please have your student arrange a suitable time.

STUDENTS ARRIVING LATE??

on Friday, 28 July 2017.

If your student arrives late for school, they must sign in at the Office before going to class. Late arrivals are also required to provide a note or phone call from their Parents/Caregivers explaining the reason for the lateness.
If your student does not supply a note or phone call, they will receive a lunchtime detention. Failure to attend the lunchtime detention will result in a Friday night detention.

Year 10, 11, 12 Immunisation

on Thursday, 27 July 2017.

A huge thank you to all students for their co-operation today with immunisations.

Those students who did not return their original permission form and were unable to be vaccinated today, we have given another form and vaccinations will take place again in October. Please check with your student for the form, sign and return at your earliest.

Trade Show Information Evening

on Tuesday, 25 July 2017.

Tuesday August 1st 4.00-8.00pm

All current Year 9's 10's & 11's and parents /caregivers are expected to attend the 2018 Senior Information Evening 4.00- 8.00pm Tuesday August 1st. Three presentations for your convenience. Lots of information about subjects , electives & VCE VCAL VET for 2018.

Three information sessions for your convenience. Subject sheets for 2018 can be collected on the night and Course Counselling Interviews can be made for Tuesday 8th, August.

Work Experience - Thank You

on Friday, 30 June 2017.

Thank you to all the employers who have supported Wallan Secondary College's 2017 Work Experience program. Without you, our students would not have the opportunity to experience the real world of work.

Work Experience Mitre 10

on Friday, 23 June 2017.

Mitchell Anderson- Mitre 10. The staff think Mitchell has a wicked sense of humour and a really get up and go attitude. He is always willing to help, and keen to do anything asked of him. Mitchell is enjoying his experience, especially when he gets to pack the utes for deliveries and then go out with the driver to finish off the orders.

Uniform Review

on Friday, 18 August 2017.

UNIFORM REVIEW

The College will be undertaking a uniform review and is asking for feedback from the Parents and Careers of our Students. Our students have already provide their views.
A copy of our current policy can be located on our college website or at

http://www.wallansc.vic.edu.au/.../uniform-dress-code-policy-2

Please forward all reponses via our college email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tutoring Available

on Wednesday, 16 August 2017.

2017 Carols

on Tuesday, 15 August 2017.

Dear all,

As past or potential performers at the Wallan Christmas Carols, I would like to extend the invitation for you to perform at this year's event, to be held again on the green, at Wallan Secondary College, on Saturday the 16th December. The event will be in a similar format to last year, which was a huge success. Food court and family entertainment will open at 5pm and run through until 7.15pm, when our carols program will commence, finishing with fireworks finale, weather permitting, at 9pm.

We hope to have a mix of local groups, schools, kinders, as well as soloists to perform again. If you are keen to participate, please email me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call me on 0417 728 221 to discuss. The number of songs will depend on the runsheet, but if you could aim to do two songs, Christmas theme, with at least one of them a Christmas Carol, that would be terrific.

For those who have already confirmed, this is a Save the Date for you :), and feel free to put in your song requests to me anytime now onwards, as first in best "sung" for choice of carols.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Kind Regards,
Lisa Pearce
on behalf of the Wallan Carols organising team.

Sausage Sizzle

on Friday, 04 August 2017.

Course Counselling Interviews

on Wednesday, 02 August 2017.

Thank you to all the Students, Parents and Caregivers who attended the Information Evening last night at the College.

Those students who did not attend will need to see the following Teachers to arrange an interview time for next Tuesday 08.08.17.
Year 9 - Mr Smith
Year 10 - Mr Collins
Year 11 - Mr Howley

Counselling interviews are compulsory to assist students picking their electives for next year.
Students are required to wear their formal uniform or interview appropriate attire.

Jeans for Genes

on Thursday, 27 July 2017.

Parent Opinion Survey 2017

on Tuesday, 25 July 2017.

WE WANT OUR PARENTS TO TELL US WHAT THEY THINK

Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents at each school.
It is designed to assist our school in gaining an understanding of parents' perception of school climate, student engagement and relationships with our parent community. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

Woolworths Earn & Learn Program

on Monday, 24 July 2017.

This year we will be participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. Through this program we will be able to get new educational resources for our school/early learning centre – and all we need you to do is shop for your groceries at Woolworths.

From Wednesday 26th July to Tuesday 19th September or while stock lasts, we are collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers. You will get one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco and gift cards). Place the Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker onto a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet and when it's complete, the Sticker Sheet can be dropped into the Collection Box here at the school or at your local Woolworths.

At the end of the promotion, we'll be able to get some great new equipment. The range is extensive and offers lots of items ideal for our students – including resources for Maths, English, Science and some fantastic fun supplies for Arts & Craft, Sport and for our library. If you'd like to know more visit woolworths.com.au/earnandlearn

Work Experience Woolworths

on Friday, 23 June 2017.

Caleb McDonald is at Woolworths and is currently working in the Bakery section. Supervisor, Luke Oliver, said that Caleb is doing really well.

Work Experience Rose Cafe

on Friday, 23 June 2017.

Charlotte Pollard- Rose Cafe. Charlotte has fitted as a member of staff really well. She is serving customer, taking orders, working the cash register and restocking supplies as needed. Charlotte is also helping out in the kitchen, making sure the dishes are done and the work stations are clean. They are very happy having Charlotte there with them.

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