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Principal's Report

Dear School Community,

As the busy Term 3 come to an end, the cold winter is now behind us and the warm weather is approaching, I would like to acknowledge the hard work, dedication and commitment of all teachers, students, families and volunteers. Torquay College is a large organisation that actively engages with a diverse and wonderful school community that cares about the learning needs of all students. The school has celebrated many wonderful activities and events and we look forward to more and exciting new learning in the fourth term.

School Play “Into the Woods”: Torquay College clubs program aims to engage students and provide diverse learning opportunities beyond the classroom. Students did a wonderful job in developing and performing in the play last night will perform another show tonight for all families who have booked tickets. I sincerely thank Anika Helene, Lis Fawcett-Smith and many staff members who have worked with our students this year.

Student Led Conferences: Almost sixty percent of our families have made a booking for the up-and-coming Student Led Conferences on Thursday 20th September. If you are yet to book a time, it’s not too late, and it’s not too difficult. Please contact the office if you have any questions. Vocational Care is available on this day – please contact the After School Care team to secure a place on 52 610 946.

Footy Colours Day: This Friday we have our annual footy colours day fundraiser for the State School Relief Fund. This is a wonderful initiative that ensures all students have access to appropriate school resources and programs whatever their financial situation. Please get behind the fundraiser, have your children wear their favourite sports colours, and donate a gold coin.

Mini Activities Day (MAD Day): Our annual MAD Day held last Thursday was a wonderful and fun day for all. The Year 6 students planned for this day throughout Term 3 and each student prepared a fantastic stall for our students. This year the focus was on the provision of challenging activities that engaged the younger students. Each Year 6 student was required to develop and submit a planning permit and a financial planning document as part of their preparations for Thursday. This was a wonderful learning experience for our senior students. Students from Foundation to Year 5 actively supported the day by bringing along silver coins to participate in the activities.

Sunsmart Hats: No Hat = No Play: All students are required to wear their sunsmart hat from September through until the end of term one during outside activities. This is part of the ‘Uniform’ and ‘Sun Smart’ policies. Students will be required to play in a designated shaded area if they do not have their sunsmart hat.

I hope you all have an enjoyable holiday and I look forward to seeing everyone refreshed for a very busy Term Four.


Nadia Tkaczuk

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