CONGRATULATIONS – 2023 SENIOR SCHOOL CAPTAINS
We would like to congratulate the successful 2023 Senior School Captains
We had a wonderful group of students who applied for the captaincy role. We are lucky to have such a talented group of students with leadership qualities and look forward to them all being part of our student leadership team in 2023.
Congratulations again to the successful candidates and we look forward to you supporting the rest of the cohort and school through an exciting 2023 journey.
YEAR 10 WORK EXPERIENCE
Year 10 Work experience is taking place from Monday 21st November – Friday 25th November
All year 10 students have been supplied with copious amounts of information to support them in the process of obtaining their work experience placements. It is the student’s responsibility to find their own work placements. Work Experience forms should have been returned to the careers office by now and if they haven’t, this must be done so ASAP.
I have attached the forms here if any student has misplaced them.
Students are also aware that they need to complete the safe at work modules prior to going out on work experience.
Please be aware that no timetables classes will be running for students in this week as the year 10 program is work experience and staff members will be required to go out on work placement visits.
Year 10’s final week of school will be from Monday 28th November to Friday 2nd December when they will have a Year 11 induction. The following week some students will be going on the year 10 camp. Students not attending camp are not required at school.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Senior Sub School
GENERAL ACHIEVEMENT TEST TRIAL
General Achievement Test – Trial October 18th – Year 10 & Year 11 Students
The Australian Council for Educational research (ACER) is working with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) to trial content for the General Achievement Test (GAT), which all Victorian students will undertake in the course of completing their senior secondary studies.
Trialling involves students in school responding to test content and is important to ensure that the assessment is appropriate and performs as expected. It is for this reason that our school is supporting this important work
Trialling for the GAT is being conducted in schools across Victoria during October 2022. The information collected is only to support the development of the GAT -individual school or student results will not be provided. The trial does not contribute to any students’ results.
Students do not need to do specific study or revision for the trial. The trial has been designed to minimise impact on students and will require approximately one hour of their time. Students may need to respond to literacy, numeracy or writing questions. The trial will be conducted using the VCAA’s online system and students should bring their devices, a dictionary, and a calculator.
If you have any further questions, please contact the school
Students will need to bring a fully charged laptop and pen and paper to the test.
Login details will be available to students upon their start time.
Date for this event: Tuesday 18th October. Year 11’s – During Period 1, Year 10’s – During Period 2.
YEAR 12 VALEDICTORY DINNER
Dear parents, carers, guardians and our graduating class of 2022,
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend this year’s Year 12 Valedictory Dinner to celebrate the graduating class of 2022. The Year 12 Valedictory Dinner is a momentous occasion celebrating the achievement of our Year 12 students and the completion of their studies over the past 13 years.
Date: Thursday 24 November
Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Cost: $90 per person
Dress Code: Formal
Address: Merrimu Receptions |1300 Dandenong Road, Murrumbeena
Tickets can be purchased using this link: https://www.trybooking.com/CDGVY
The ticket price ($90) includes a 3-course meal, drinks (non-alcoholic), presentations and entertainment on the night. Tickets will be on sale until October 31.
Guests are to coordinate table arrangement with a maximum of 10 people per table. Families should be seated together.
Please note that seating may be adjusted as needed to accommodate numbers. There is a limit of four tickets per student. If you require more than four tickets, please contact Johanna Gallo (Year 12 Coordinator) on 9795 2366 or email email@example.com.
MENTAL HEALTH MONTH ACTIVITIES
Mental Health Month Activities next week- Lunch time movies and Food truck
Mental Health Month is celebrated each year in October. To celebrate, the Wellbeing Team have organised some whole school activities: the theme for next week is ‘Mental Health and Self-Care’.
Activities for Tuesday the 18th of October:
- Dandy Donuts food truck visiting during lunch
- Lunch time movie- Jumanji
The truck will be set up in the court yard outside the Performing Arts Building. Prices are 3 donuts for $4 and 6 for $8 (cash and card accepted)If you would like to attend, please register your name using this form.
- Chalk art in the courtyard outside the canteen
AUSTRALIAN SYNCHROTRON OPEN DAY 2022
Australian Synchrotron Open Day 2022: Sunday 16th October 9.30 am – 4.00 pm
The Synchrotron Open Day is a wonderful opportunity to provide you with an update on the work performed by all staff at the Synchrotron at this world-class facility. From human cells to paintings or fossils to advanced electronic devices, the work done at the Australian Synchrotron is helping to build a brighter future for all Australians. Shine a bright light on an object and you can see it more clearly. Shine intensely bright synchrotron light and you can see objects in astonishing detail, right down to the smallest atoms!
There are a range of exciting tours, talks, workshops and STEM activities that are suitable for the entire family. Enough action to spend at least two hours with over 80 scientists involved.
2022 Synchrotron Open Day
Sunday 16 October 2022
9:30am – 4:00pm
Free Entry but booking essential: https://synchrotronopenday2022.eventbrite.com.au
2023 BOOKLIST FOR ENGLISH/EAL NOVELS
2023 Booklist for English and EAL classes for 2023 (years 10-12)
Availability to order books for English and EAL novels only for students in year 10 -12 is now open.
(The full Booklist will be available early November) Please see link below
If students place their order by 11th November, then Campion Books will deliver orders to Lyndale SC on Thur 1st Dec. Thus, students will have their novels in time to read over the school holidays.
Please ensure you take advantage of this early order to ensure the best preparation for your 2023 subject can be met.
NUMERACY INTERVENTION YEAR 7 TO 10
Lyndale Secondary College provides small group intervention classes for students who are identified as requiring additional support in acquiring skills in Mathematics. Individual Education Plans are developed for these students and are now being published on Compass. If your young person is involved in these classes you will have received a letter from the school in Term 1 and can now find their Numeracy Intervention IEPs on Compass under the Reports tab. If you would like more information about this program please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.