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Phoenix News – Issue 23

“In Knowledge there is Opportunity”

Our Phoenix P-12 Community College newsletters are an important form of communication for our school community.

Each newsletter contains a great deal of information about what is happening in and around the College including upcoming events and celebration of student success.

Read all the latest news in this edition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘In the spirit of reconciliation, Phoenix P-12 Community College acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.’

Important Calendar Dates

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Please continually check COMPASS and the online newsletter for important information and sudden changes in the College’s timetable.

Student free days will be confirmed throughout the school year. 

Term 3

AUGUST
1st Curriculum Day (Student Free Day)
4th Blue Light Disco (Grade P-6 Only)
BER – 5pm-6:30pm
$5 Entry (Tickets through QKR! App)
Bring some extra money form sausage sizzle, lollies and drinks. All proceeds are going to the Grade 5/6 Camp.
5th 100 Days of Prep Celebrations
6th GAME ON! Fiona Elsey Charity Event
Selkirk Stadium – 8pm
Ballarat Miners vs Diamond Valley Eagles match.
All donations will go to the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute.
8th-12th Mindshop Excellence Program
Selected students attending Mindshop Excellence is a structured learning program for small groups of Year 11 students are placed into a host organisation for one week. They apply problem solving skills to address a real issue given by the host company to find solutions as a team.
9th Phoenix P-6 Community Celebration
Tuesday 9th August, 2022
6:15pm arrival for a 6:30pm start, concludes approx. 8pm
Founders Hall Theatre – Mt Helen Campus
Federation University*Families will be given two complimentary tickets, with students given opportunity to receive an extra ticket for consistently showing school values in the classroom and in the yard.
10th & 11th Years 9 & 10 Subject Selection Interviews
No classes running for students in Years 9 & 10 over these two days.
Students are expected to make a subject selection interview on one of these days – bookings via Compass.
11th South Western Regional Band Festival
This is an opportunity for our students to perform music charts that they have learnt this year. The Band Festival is a non-competitive event. It is a chance for ‘like minded’ students across South Western Victoria to perform to each other and appreciate how much hard work has been put into the performance. *This is a closed event and is for students and staff only.
11th & 18th  Year 9 Futurepreneurs Workshops
17th Book Week Dress Up Day (Grades Prep-6 only) – Gold Coin Donation
Due to programs and camps, the Primary campus will hold their dress up day in the week prior.
All donations will go to The Smith Family Charity and the States School Relief Initiative.
17th World’s Greatest Shave
18th Parent Teacher Interviews
12pm-7pm
Booking details and times will be available closer to the date. Notifications will be sent via COMPASS when bookings are open.
22nd-26th Grade 5/6 Canberra Camp
22nd-26th Book Week ‘Dreaming with eyes open…’
During this week students will participate in a week of celebrating books, creating colourful displays, develop activities, run competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.
  • Grades Prep-6 Dress Up Day – Wednesday 17th August – Gold Coin Donation (due to programs and camps, the Primary campus will hold their dress up day in the week prior).
  • Years 7-12 Dress Up Day – Friday 26th August – Gold Coin Donation.

All donations will go to The Smith Family Charity and the States School Relief Initiative.

25th Fiona’s Bingo Night
7pm
Hop Temple – 24 Armstrong St North
All proceeds will go to the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute.
29th Grades Prep-1 Swimming Program Commences

 

SEPTEMBER
2nd Professional Practice Day (Student Free Day)
5th Grades 2-6 Swimming Program Commences
8th Ballarat Tech School – Drones Program
Selected students will visit the Ballarat Tech School to participate in their new Drone Program.
13th Year 7 Immunisations
15th Year 12 Graduation Celebration
15th Valedictory Dinner
16th End of Term 2 – Students Dismissed at 2:30pm

 

2022 – Term Dates

Term 1: 28th January to 8th April (Staff return 28th January, Students return 1st February)
Term 2: 26th April to 24th June
Term 3: 11th July to 16th September
Term 4: 3rd October to 20th December

 

– Stay Connected –

Website: www.phoenix.vic.edu.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/phoenixp12college

Instagram: www.instagram.com/phoenixp12communitycollege

Compass: www.phoenix-vic.compass.education/login

Email Sebastopol Campus: phoenix.p12.cc@education.vic.gov.au

Email Redan Campus: phoenix.p12.redan@education.vic.gov.au

Fiona Elsey Charity Events

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What a Sunday!

We started at 7am to kick off the first of our Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute (FECRI) fundraising events at the Ballarat Football Netball League (BFNL) Ballarat Swans vs Sebastopol match. Our students were overwhelmed with the support and donations of products from both clubs and other local businesses. It was a massive day selling baked goods, sausages, raffle tickets and receiving donations.

We are very Phoenix proud as so many students came together to volunteer their Sunday to help support their peers and their community.

 

We raised over $3,000!

 

A massive thank you to Sally Walsh (FECRI), Katie McDonald, Jordan Etheridge, William Matthews and Kirby Lee for sticking around and helping out, very appreciated! Shout out to Drew Layton, Grant Luscombe and Angela Quinn for coming to support our students! You all made their day – and that made it so much more special for them! Even a guest appearance of Annie Maddison!

Finally, a huge congratulations to Nathan Page, Sophie Heffernan, TJ Hall and Campbell Brown on such a successful day! These four set out to have a footy round but have totally eclipsed their goals liaising with many businesses, two football clubs, media and the FECRI.

Maree Hall
Year 11 Village Leader

 

 

 

 

More events coming up:

We encourage our students, staff and community members to attend these amazing events helping raise funds for this worthy cause.

 

Saturday 6th August, 2022

 

 

Thursday 25th August

 

 

Wednesday 7th September

 

Academy of Sport

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Legacy Junior Public Speaking Competition

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On Wednesday 20th July, two students from Phoenix P-12 Community College – Carly Shiltz (Year 7) and Dee Matthews-Wood (Year 8) – proudly represented our school in the Legacy Junior Public Speaking competition. Carly and Dee presented a 5-minute prepared speech and a 2-minute impromptu speech. They spoke on topics that reflected the values of legacy, including social justice, compassion and self-sacrifice. Both students represented the school with dignity and did Phoenix very proud. Dee will progress to the State Final in August.

Jade Browning & Laura Benney
Debating and Public Speaking Co-ordinators

Nallei Jerring Program

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On Tuesday, was the start of our Nallei Jerring program which took place at Federation University. We had eight Phoenix students attend the first session this morning which sees participants explore a number of different topics across four months, such as teamwork, leadership, gender equity, employment and mental health. The practical element of the program allows participants to connect to country through various excursions, camps and sport experiences.

It is an amazing opportunity for our Indigenous and Torres Straight Islander students to be a part of this program and they are all looking forward to heading down to the AFL to see the Western Bulldogs take on GWS in a few weeks’ time and the camp towards the end of the year.

If you’d like to read more about the program, please click on the link: https://www.westernbulldogs.com.au/news/1129329/nallei-jerring-returns-for-2022-registrations-now-open

 

VCAL / VET

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My Kitchen Rules

Students in Mr Layton and Miss Lizzul’s Year 12 VCAL Maths classes completed their ‘My Kitchen Rules’ assessment task this week by working together in small groups to plan and cook meals for a dinner party. Prior to cooking, students had to apply their mathematical knowledge of percentages, measurement, increasing or decreasing quantities, time and discounts to find suitable recipes. Once prepared, students were required to plan a menu and cook an entrée, main and dessert. At the end of the lesson, students enjoyed sitting together with their group to sample the delicious food that they had made.

 

Drew Layton and Emily Lizzul
VCAL Teachers

 

 

VET Engineering

Our College VET Engineering students visited local manufacturing business; Goldacres, MaxiTRANS, Brimarco and ICE Engineering, as part of their studies.

 

Goldacres

Goldacres is Australia’s leading manufacturer of agricultural spray equipment and is one of Ballarat’s largest employers. It remains family owned and prides itself on innovation and quality products. – Toby Coad.

 

MaxiTRANS

MaxiTRANS is a leader in manufacturing semi-trailers with its Ballarat Plant being the largest in Australia. it is also looking at expanding its current site and increasing employment opportunities for apprenticeships in metal fabrication. – Tyrell Lea-Stevans

 

Brimarco

Brimarco are experts in drop deck trailers and custom heavy vehicles. They are leaders in innovation and designing trailers for mobile library’s, Booze busses, V8 supercars, TAC and many other national companies. Brimarco prides itself on supporting local manufactures to supply materials and components, commitment to safety in their workplace and caring for their staff. – Erin Fraser

 

ICE Engineering

ICE Engineering is one of Ballarat’s leading engineering companies that manufactures a range of products for the mining, food and building industries. They pride themselves on the quality of the products they produce, using advanced technology manufacturing equipment in their workshop. Including a Laser a plasma cutter, beam line cutting machine, beam blasting machine, spray booth and sand blasting equipment. – Jake Nawn

 

Brendan Johnston
Academy of Industry Coordinator

 

Academic Achievers

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On Friday 22nd July, the Phoenix P-12 Community College Academic Achiever students visited the Sebastopol Library. This excursion was part of our initiative to revitalise the Academic Achievers program and build in more opportunities for exploring and connecting with the local community and bringing learning outside the classroom.

Students participated in a tour of the library spaces, enjoyed a reading party then got involved in the launch of the MS Readathon challenge. Students should be proud of their active participation and amazing conduct on this excursion – we look forward to our next adventure. Thank you so much for the support of Pat Clark, Josh Boon and Tam Williamson on this excursion.

 

Laura Benney
Academic Achievers Coordinator

The Resilience Project

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Science News

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STEM in Action

This week, students from class 7P3 visited the Ballarat Tech School to take part in the STEM in Action program. Students got to experience VR, taste potential future foods (like insects) and program robots. A really interesting day out.

 

Biology@Phoenix

What’s better than eating a tasty strawberry? Extracting its DNA of course!

 

Sonia Kahanoff
Learning Area Leader – Science

World’s Greatest Shave

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Year 11 VCAL students are hosting The World’s Greatest Shave on Wednesday the 17th August. To participate, students will need to sign up to our team “Phoenix College” on the link below and return the parent permission slip.

 

We aim to raise $3,000 or more to help more than 110,000 family’s dealing with blood cancer. 

$50 gift card to highest sponsored student:

http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/phoenixcollege

 

Blue Light Disco

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For Grade Prep – 6 students ONLY.

 

Online Safety Tips

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You can find more information about Online Safety here:

eSafety Commissioner Webpage: https://www.esafety.gov.au/

The eSafety Guide: Learn about the latest games, apps and social media, including how to protect your information and report harmful content – https://www.esafety.gov.au/key-issues/esafety-guide

Parent Resources: Downloadable resources to help you start the chat about online safety issues and strategies with your child. Resources include:

  • Videos
  • Books
  • Information sheets
  • Audio files
  • Family tech agreements
  • Activities
  • COVID-19 advice

https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents/resources

Career News

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Important Dates in Term 3

University / TAFE Open Days 2022 – throughout August

Year 12 VTAC timely applications – throughout August and September

VTAC SEAS and Scholarship applications – throughout August and September

 

 

Open Days

Australian Catholic University ACU (Ballarat Campus) – Sunday 14th August, 10am-2pm

Federation University – Sunday 14th August, 10am-2pm

RMIT University:

Bundoora Campus – Sunday 7th August

Melbourne City and Brunswick Campuses – Sunday 14th August

La Trobe University:

Melbourne Campus – Sunday 7th August, 10am–4pm

Mildura Campus – Wednesday 10th August, 4–7pm

Shepparton Campus – Saturday 13th August, 10am–1pm

Albury-Wodonga Campus – Sunday 21st August, 9:30am–1pm

Bendigo Campus – Sunday 28th August, 10am–3pm

 

 

Bachelor of Accident Forensics at CQ University

The Accident Forensics degree at CQU (Melbourne Campus) develops expertise in the investigation and analysis of the factors which lead to accidents and the interventions required to prevent their recurrence. Accident Forensics graduates demonstrate advanced skills at systematically breaking down the factors leading to an accident and making the necessary findings and conclusions for prevention.

The course provides core studies in:

  • Accident Phenomenology
  • Investigation Methods
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Accident Analysis
  • Human Factors Investigation
  • Occupational Health and Safety

Students complete a capstone accident investigation project based on a ‘real’ accident reconstruction at the university ‘crash lab’. There is a 120-hour work placement with practising accident investigators in the field ensuring students are well prepared to integrate into their chosen career. The course has been developed in consultation with Australia’s leading accident investigation professionals from air, rail, road and industrial contexts, and the leading organisations and government authorities which inform public safety strategies.

Find out more at Accident Forensics at CQU.

ACU Guarantee 2023:

Guarantee your place at ACU, even before your Year 12 exams. The ACU Guarantee program offers eligible Year 12 students a place at ACU based on your Year 11 results.

With the considerable challenges Year 12 students have been facing this year, ACU has introduced the ACU Guarantee program. Students can make an application through this program, have their Year 11 results considered, and ACU will produce a predicted selection rank and make a conditional early offer before final exams have been sat.

Applications for 2023 opened 18 July 2022 and will close 23 September 2022. Students are required to apply through the ACU Guarantee application portal on the ACU website and can choose to apply for up to 2 courses.

Students will have to upload their Year 11 reports, and also provide up to three personal statements (maximum 200 words each) outlining their circumstances and motivation for university study. ACU will assess these statements while they are calculating the predicted selection rank. Students are required to address the following:

  • Impact through empathy: how you have given back to your community, e.g., charity work, volunteering, contributions to local networks helping those in need.
  • Impact over adversity: how you have overcome financial hardship, personal illness, or disability, or disrupted or disadvantaged schooling.
  • Impact for family: how you have excelled in school in Australia if you are from a non-English speaking background, a refugee background or you have a lot of family responsibilities.

Each of these statements can add three points to a student’s selection rank, and the selection rank can be adjusted by a maximum of 10 points.

Students must also make a VTAC application. Find out more at ACU Guarantee Program.

 

Diploma Courses as Pathways to Bachelor Degrees

ACU offers five diplomas that articulate into select bachelor degrees. Students who complete a diploma may enter the second year of the desired bachelor’s degree. An ATAR of 50.00 is usually required for entry.

  • The Diploma of Biomedical Science articulates into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science and may also provide a pathway into a range of double degrees.
  • The Diploma of Business articulates into the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Administration.
  • The Diploma of Exercise Science articulates into the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and may also provide a pathway into a range of double degrees.
  • The Diploma of Information Technology articulates into the Bachelor of Information Technology, and may also provide a pathway into a range of double degrees.
  • The Diploma of Nutrition Science articulates into the Bachelor of Nutrition Science. It may also provide a pathway into the following double degrees:
    • Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Business Administration
    • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science.

Studying Medicine at the University of Adelaide
2021 saw the final intake for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program. The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery has now been replaced by the new Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine programs which commenced this year.

The Medical program at the University of Adelaide has a six-year full-time duration which leads to the awards of Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine.

The Bachelor of Medical Studies provides the foundation knowledge and skills needed to excel in health care. Students will also gain a deep understanding of how the Australian health care system works. This includes from the ‘consumer’ perspective; how patients interact with various health services and providers.

The Bachelor of Medical Studies is the first part of the university’s medicine program; upon completion, students gain direct entry into the Doctor of Medicine. Together, these degrees will qualify graduates to practise medicine anywhere in Australia and throughout many parts of the world.

 

 

Career as a Paramedic

Deciding to become a paramedic is a life-changing decision. For many the first decision they want to make is to decide what type of paramedic training they need. Being a paramedic is about a lot more than lights and sirens and rushing to help someone in need. Paramedics perform clinical procedures, administer drugs, maintain patient records and decide the most appropriate medical facility to take someone to.

There are different types of paramedics – visit Types of Paramedics.

To find out more about being a paramedic in Victoria, browse the Ambulance Victoria website at Paramedics.

 

 

Bachelor of Business Administration

What have Uber, Boost and Deliveroo taught us? With a Bachelor of Business Administration, you’ll learn how entrepreneurial flair mixed with practical skills can turn a great idea into a booming business. Gain the business administration skills to manage an organisation or run your own business. Great management and proper administration are essential for the success of every business, large or small. Every industry needs people with strong business skills to manage, grow and improve the day-to-day operations of organisations and workforces.

The Bachelor of Business Administration offered at Monash University’s Peninsula Campus focuses on job readiness, to give students the practical skills they need to operate effectively in business environments. It also gives students the chance to gain a business qualification from a leading university, without requiring the Year 12 maths prerequisites of many other business courses. The maths requirement for this course is: Units 1 and 2: Satisfactory completion in 2 units (any combination) of General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics.

Find out more at Bachelor of Business Administration.

 

Bachelor of Arts – Looking a little Different

Starting from 2023, The Bachelor of Arts will look a little bit different. It will still be comprised of 24 units in total, and 3 of these units will be Global Challenges units, and another 3 will be Your Future Career units. These will be core units, and all students will have to complete these 6 units regardless of their major/minor.

It is believed that the Global Challenges will all be theory based, whilst the Your Future Careers units will all include Work-Integrated Learning components (practical experience through brief internships).

Students are encouraged to look at the PDF at this link as it is useful in summing up the new Bachelor of Arts. Students are also encouraged to ask questions about the new Bachelor of Arts at the upcoming Open Days.

Health Science Degrees in Victoria in 2022

Are your strengths in health? Are you interested in how the body works?
Below is a list of many health science degrees offered at Victorian Universities that lead to very diverse career opportunities. For a comprehensive list of health sciences courses, including double degrees, on offer at both TAFEs and universities, visit VTAC.

 

INSTITUTION COURSE VCE PREREQUISITES MAJOR STUDIES IN 2022
DEAKIN Health Sciences Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. Disability and inclusion, Environmental health, Exercise science, Family, society and health, Food studies, Health promotion, Health, nature and sustainability, Medical biotechnology, Nutrition, Physical activity and health, Psychological science, Psychology for allied health.

 

FEDERATION
Direct application
Health Sciences Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English. Health Promotion, with streams available in e-health and informatics or leading and managing health services.

 

LA TROBE Health Sciences Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. Health and medical science, Health promotion, Health, wellbeing and performance, Public health, Rehabilitation counselling.

 

MONASH Health Sciences Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 27 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. Anatomy, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Forensic medicine, Global Health, Health and Human Development, Health promotion, Health sciences, Healthcare, Human health, Physiology, Public health, Social sciences.

 

RMIT Health Sciences (Associate Degree) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. Health and Nutrition, Understanding the Psychology of Health and Exercise in Health, Human Biology and Understanding disease processes and treatment., Law and Ethics in Health and Healthcare in Australia, Project Management in Health and Health; Industry Project and Practice.

 

SWINBURNE Health Science (Professional)
(4-year degree as includes 12-month paid work placement)
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. Biomedical science, Clinical technologies, Health promotion, Neuroscience, Nutrition, Psychology and forensic science , Psychology and psychophysiology.
Health Science
(3-year degree)
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. Biomedical science, Clinical technologies, Health promotion, Neuroscience, Nutrition, Psychology and forensic science , Psychology and psychophysiology.

 

VICTORIA Health Science Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

 

Indigenous health, Public health.

 

Science Degrees in Victoria in 2022

The Bachelor of Science is offered at the following Victorian universities and students are encouraged to visit VTAC for more information on these and other science-related courses – particularly the majors on offer – as well as the numerous double degree options, and/or browse each university link provided below.

UNIVERSITY VCE PREREQUISITES ATAR 2022
DEAKIN M – Melbourne campus
G – Waurn Ponds campus
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. 61.60 (M)
61.35 (G)
FEDERATION
ScienceScience (Advanced)
B – Berwick
Gi – Gippsland campus
Mt H – Mt Helen campus
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics or at least 20 in any Science; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English. 53.60 (B)
n/a (Gi)
n/a (Mt H)
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in two units (any study combination) of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or at least 30 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics or Psychology; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in any English. n/a (B)
n/a (Gi)
n/a (Mt H)
LA TROBEM – Melbourne campus
B – Bendigo campus
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics. 65.85 (M)
64.70 (B)
MONASH

Science

 

 

Science Global

 

 

Science Research
C – Clayton campus
R.C. – Range of Criteria

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 27 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Maths: Mathematical Methods, Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. 85.05 (C)
Science Advanced – Global Challenges:
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Maths: Mathematical Methods, Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.
R.C. (C)
Science Advanced – Research:
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in Maths: Mathematical Methods; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in two of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.
95.05 (C)
RMIT Science (Applied Sciences)Science – Dean’s
C – City campus
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics. 70.85 (C)
Science – Dean’s Scholar Program (various streams*):
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
n/a (C)
SWINBURNEH – Hawthorn campus
** Professional degree
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics. 61.20 (H)
73.70 H) **
UNI MELBOURNE
P – Parkville campus
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. –OR– Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in both of Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) and Maths: Specialist Mathematics. 85.00 (P)
VICTORIA
FP – Footscray Park campus
Science – Biotechnology, or Ecology and Environmental Management:
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
n/a (FP)

 

 

Snapshot of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2022

  • Established in 1949, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) today has more than 59,000 students and a 7,000-strong research community.
  • UNSW is a member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia’s leading universities.
  • The UNSW rankings reflect consistently high, ranking 43rd in the 2022 QS World University Rankings, and 65th in the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities.
  • The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. The other major campuses are Art & Design in Paddington and UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy.
  • UNSW has seven faculties, with a number of schools within each faculty –

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Many Talents One VCE

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Victoria’s Senior Secondary Education is Changing.

 

From 2023, the new VCE Vocational Major will replace Intermediate and Senior VCAL. This means the VCE will recognise different students equally. The new Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) will replace Foundation VCAL.

Students will have more education choices, a higher-quality curriculum and better workplace experiences – preparing them for further study, training at TAFE or work.

From 2023, more students will study the VCE. That is because the VCE will include the Vocational Major, a 2-year program that sits within the VCE. There will also be the Victorian Pathways Certificate for those who need flexibility in their learning.

A new information and awareness campaign, Many Talents, One VCE will roll out explaining the changes. The changes are a result of the Review into Vocational and Applied Learning Pathways in Senior Secondary Schooling (the Firth review). The review found we needed to improve vocational learning in schools. Schools currently offering VCAL will switch to the VCE Vocational Major from 2023. Some schools that do not offer VCAL will expand their options to include the VCE Vocational Major.

Teachers and careers counsellors are available to answer questions and to support students as they make decisions about their final years at school. Now students will have greater access to high-quality, relevant vocational education and applied learning opportunities.

For more information, go to www.vic.gov.au/many-talents-one-vce

 

 

2023 Debutante Ball – Pressure Cheer & Dance

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Free Junior Program – VRI Delacombe Cricket Club

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TheirCare – Before & After School Care

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Click here to register now!

 

TheirCare provides a stimulating and safe environment for all children and an environment where children from and enjoy their time in their program. During sessions children develop life skillsfriendshipsconfidence and creativity through play.

Our school has partnered with an independent provider TheirCare to provide Before, After Care and Holiday Care services to our school community.

The program services the children in the school from 7:00am in the morning until 8.50am and operates from 3:15pm each day until 6:00pm.

During school holidays the service will operate from 7:00am until 6:00pm.

Families wishing to use this service can visit the TheirCare website: http://theircare.com.au/.

Families are also eligible for a government rebate which reduces the cost per session. Further information can also be obtained by contacting the school or ringing TheirCare on: 1300 072 410.

 

Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre News

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Neighbourhood Houses welcome people from all walks of life. Our inclusive programs and activities, provide opportunities for community members to enrich their lives through connections they might not otherwise make.

The Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre (BNC) is located on the Phoenix College site behind the new basketball stadium in the Ballarat South Community Hub.

 

Adult Education Class of the Week

BNC is an approved Learn Local provider (pre-accredited learning) offering short (up to 20 hours) courses with small classes (between 6-10 learners) during school terms. All our courses are designed for learners to build confidence and skills, with many catering to learners who have not achieved Year 12 or an equivalent qualification and require support to return education, training or employment.

 

Cooking for the Community

5th August – 26th August 2022

This program provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent to work in a front of house role in a restaurant, hotel, bar or café.

Book here: https://www.socialplanet.com.au/activity/view?id=8314

 

Introduction to Hospitality (Front of House)

10th August – 9th Sept 2022

This class provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent to work in a front of house role in a restaurant, hotel, bar or café.

The program aims to develop learner’s employability, customer service and communication skills required for this job role. Learners will gain practical hands-on experience by assisting with the weekly Community Lunches at Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre.

What you will learn: –

  • Table service etiquette
  • Setting a table & napkin folding
  • Greeting and seating guests
  • Making meal recommendations
  • Taking orders by hand
  • Answering customer questions and complaints
  • Taking payments

Book here: https://www.socialplanet.com.au/activity/view?id=7713

 

Check out our Term 3 Newsletter with activities and programs commencing at the Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre: https://mailchi.mp/5b199282e500/bnc-term-3-13883411

 

 

Activity of the Week

BNC brings people together to connect and participate in our local community through social, educational, recreational and support activities. From our volunteers in the community garden growing food for the Our Kitchen Social Enterprise to our weekly community lunches, we offer a range of services and activities to our community.

 

Power Saving Bonus for all Victorian Households

Have you applied for your $250 power saving bonus?

Apply here: https://compare.energy.vic.gov.au/

From 1st July 2022 ALL households can apply to receive the $250 bonus. You no longer need a concession card to apply.

 

What’s Happening?

 

 

Opportunities to work in Hospitality

Would you like to work in hospitality?  Our Work and Learning Centre crew can help you find work in any industry, but right now they can link you with some pretty amazing financial incentives to get a job in hospitality! No experience necessary, they can help with that too.  Call to arrange an obligation free chat to find out more on 5329 3273.

 

 

Justice of the Peace Services

Do you need the services of a Justice of the Peace to witness or certify a document? Wayne Jones JP is available at BNC during the school term:

  • Mondays 12pm – 1:30pm.
  • Wednesdays 9:30am – 11:30am.
  • Fridays 10:45am – 1pm.

Feel free to pop in and bring along your documents!

 

 

BNC Newsletter

We publish a newsletter every term to let our community know what we have planned for the term (only 4 per year). We also occasionally send out a special edition if there is something urgent or of community interest to share. Read the current newsletter here.

If you would like to sign up for the newsletter, you can do so on our website on the bottom of the page: www.ballaratnc.org.au

 

Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre
11 Tuppen Drive, Sebastopol
Phone: 5329 3273
Email: reception@ballaratnc.org.au
Website: www.ballaratnc.org.au

Alumni News

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We would love to welcome interested Alumni to speak during two different sessions outlined below.

Grade 5/6 Alumni Session

When: Fridays 2:15pm – 3:15pm, Thursday TBC (25th August)

Dates: 5th August, 25th August, 14th October, 28th October

Phoenix College is launching a new citizenship program with our Year 5/6 students next semester, titled ‘5/6 Aspiration’ and would like to invite you to partner with us in this initiative. 5/6 Aspiration is part of our strategy to build hope and aspiration among our primary school leaders. We would love for them to hear from past Phoenix students about their own ‘Phoenix Story’ and how it is possible to be successful even when faced with challenge.

Interested? Complete this form linked below for either session: https://forms.office.com/r/Dw8BV1BpmG

 

There are many ways to give back and support our alumni program.

Get in touch with our Alumni Coordinator via alumni@phoenix.vic.edu.au
 

 

 

Register Your Details

As a past student or staff member of Phoenix P-12 Community College, we invite you to ‘Register/Update Your Details’ and stay connected.

As a Phoenix College Alumni, you are part of a family of graduates who now form a special part of our community and our College’s history. Your relationship with Phoenix is lifelong and we invite you to remain engaged with the school, your teachers and friends. Stay connected by sharing your stories, attending events and keeping in touch with us!

Register/Update Your Details Here

 

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