Fire Danger Days
End of Year Reports
The Semester 2, 2013 students reports will be available on the Parent and Teacher Portal from Midday Monday December 16th 2013. Please note that reports will not be available in printed form unless prior arrangements have been made.
VCAA Top Designs Awards
Three GSC students have been shortlisted for VCAA Top Designs Awards
See the Projects on the Systems, Electronics and Robotics Page.
Bring Your Own Specified Device or ‘B.Y.O.S.D’
For Information about this new program for years 10, 11 and 12 students in 2014.
Please refer to our 1 to 1 Netbook Page
Universal Children’s Day
Gisborne Secondary College raised $656.95 on the 20th of November which was Universal Children’s Day.
Here is a message from the organiser.
Early indications are that the event has been a great success. We've had many stories coming back that have left us inspired by the actions of many of the children who have really embraced the day.
Once again thanks for your participation. We will now start the hard work of ensuring all of our efforts make a significant difference out there in the world.
Updates will be posted via our facebook and website pages, and we will send you a project report update in the coming months.
GSC World Challenge Borneo
On Sunday 23rd of November 2013, Gisborne Secondary College students, Michael Butler, Nathan Gray, Beth White and Carly Barker, along with teacher, Tim Howells will head off on the opportunity of a lifetime. They are taking a trip to spend a month exploring remote areas of Borneo and Malaysia.
Unlike most school excursions and camps the trip is almost entirely run by the participants, organising company World Challenge offers students a chance to experience remote overseas locations. As part of the process, the students had to work out their itinerary, organise fundraising activities and budget for the expedition. Everything from where they are going to sleep and what they are going to eat right down to what time they need to wake up in the morning all becomes the student’s responsibility.
Whilst in country the students will visit cities and villages, work with local developing communities and explore jungles and climb mountains, not a task for the faint of heart.
Accompanying the students on their 28 day adventure will be a World Challenge leader as well as the school staff.
The general objective for the trip is personal growth through challenge and community service to others.
This challenge has been accepted by 4 students, whom will link up with 9 students from Bendigo’s Crusoe College for much of the trip due to a requiring a minimum number of 11 per expedition team, Crusoe College will be led by their Science Teacher Daniel Green.
The students have done an outstanding job throughout the year raising funds for this trip and are now looking forward to heading off on their journey.
School Careers Website
Our School Careers Website is live at www.gisbornesecondarycollegecareers.com
The Orangutan Project
Last week, Year 7 and 9 Indonesian students listened to a presentation from Ms Amber Anile who is a Primate Keeper at the Melbourne Zoo and the Victorian State Representative of The Orang-utan Project (T.O.P. ). T.O.P. is a not-for-profit organisation, supporting orang-utan conservation, rainforest protection and reintroduction of orang-utan orphans into the wild in order to save the species from extinction.
2013 End of Year Arrangements
Gisborne Secondary College is open for business and ready for learning, up to and including the 20 December. In the Post-compulsory part of the school, some senior classes finish prior to this date but students in Years 7,8 and 9 are required at school right up until the last timetabled classes on December 18th. December 19th is a clean-up day.
School finishes at 12.30pm on Friday 20 December.
Attending Step-Up classes should not be underestimated. They present an important opportunity to get a proper perspective on the first VCE work required as well as guiding information about preparation which is needed before returning in 2014. For students going into years 8, 9 and 10 the transition into a new level of work and different work routines will be emphasised and there will be some activities to mix things up as well.
Arrangements for the End of Year Program
11th to 22nd November
Start your Year 12(Unit 3) work. Check your future subjects, sort out your booklists and pay your school subject fees
25th Nov to 6th Dec
.. your last two weeks
Start your Year 11(Unit 1) work. Check your future subjects, sort out your booklists and pay your school subject fees
9th Dec to 18th Dec
... your last two weeks
8 & 9
Start your 2014 Year work. Check your future subjects, , sort out your booklists and pay your school subject fees.
Participate in some activities arranged. Year 9s also need Work Experience information.
Parent & Student Portal - Now Live!
We apologise for the delay in posting family account login details to parents for log-in to the Parent and Student Portal.
The Parent and Student Portal is now live, and you can log-in and view contact, attendance and learning details for your children.
If you don't have a login or have lost yours, please contact the school (5428 3691), and we will arrange for one to be sent to you.
Gisborne Secondary College Wakakirri Results
Student Accident Insurance
Gisborne Secondary College does not have a whole-of-school accident insurance policy. Hence, Parents/Guardians are responsible for the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including any transport costs. Reasonably low cost accident insurance policies are available from commercial insurers.
Gisborne Secondary College would like to remind students and parents that the college has a strict anti-bullying policy in place.
We invite you to read the policy and encourage students to become familiar with it.
Gisborne Secondary College does not tolerate bullying in any form. All members of this community are committed to providing a safe and caring environment which fosters self-esteem and respect for others.
The Importance of Uniform
At Gisborne Secondary College, we believe that school uniform is important. Recently, we have noticed a decline in uniform standards at the school, which we are going to address by putting in place a much stricter policy for the rest of the year. Please follow the links below to read the full text of a piece I wrote for the Parent Newsletter about uniform and the new policy, and a clear description of what correct uniform looks like at this school. I hope we can have parent support in this, as uniform is so important in developing a positive tone in the College and good reputation in the community.
Sustainable School Shop
Second hand Uniforms and Text Books.
Cybersafety - Keeping Our Kids Safe Online
As Cyber Safety is such an important issue for our students, the College has hosted presentations from AMCA for parents and students, the Australian Communications and Media Authority is responsible for the regulation of: broadcasting, the internet, radio communications and telecommunications, the College is focusing on Internet Safety Awareness and will continue to follow this up with further programs.
For further information contact http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/
|Tuesday December 10|
Grade 6 Orientation Day (Year 8s not required at school)
|Wednesday December 11|
Year 8 Presentation Night
|Wednesday December 18|
GSC Annual Presentation Night
|Friday December 20|
Last Day Term 4
|Wednesday January 29|
1st Term Starts
|Friday February 14|
|Friday March 7|
Pupil Free Day
|Monday March 10|