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Phoenix News – Issue 4

“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.


Important Calendar Dates

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Due to the current pandemic, 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 1

17th Swimming Carnival (Sebastopol Campus Years 7-12)
Eureka Swimming Pool – all day event.
Support your sporting house by dressing up in your house’s colour!
27th BAS Head of the Lake Regatta
Lake Wendouree, Ballarat
2nd Athletics Carnival (Sebastopol Campus Years 7-12)
Llanberris Athletics Reserve – all day event.
Support your sporting house by dressing up in your house’s colour!
3rd Grade Prep Literacy Information Evening
8th Athletics Carnival (Redan Campus Grades Prep-6)
Llanberris Athletics Reserve – all day event.
Support your sporting house by dressing up in your house’s colour!
14th Labour Day (Public Holiday)
17th SSV Regatta
Barwon River, Geelong
18th Greater Western Region Swimming
Horsham Aquatic Centre
 22nd MSP Photo Session
For students who have missed both photo days here at school, MSP are running a catch up session in their studio between 3:30pm-4.45pm.
Bookings are essential, please call (03) 5333 5577.
 8th End of Term 1

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

Swimming Carnival

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Congratulations to all students who participated in the Swimming Carnival on Thursday. What an amazing day!


Which sporting house will be swimming champions?

Stay tuned for the results…


Athletics Carnival

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TRP – Gratitude

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2022 College Production

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 – The Addams Family –

The 2022 Phoenix College Production is underway and students have been busy preparing for auditions with the cast soon to be announced.

The Addams Family is a musical comedy that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family–a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before–keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Performances Dates:

  • Thursday June 16th June
  • Friday 17th June
  • Saturday 18th June

More details to come over the coming months so make sure you save the date!

MSP Photo Session

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MSP Photography are running a catch up session in their studio for any students who have missed both photo days here at school.


Bookings are essential, limited spaces available, and sessions are only open to those who book an appointment.


When: Tuesday 22nd March

Time: 3:30pm-4.45pm

Call to book: 03 5333 5577

Children COVID Vaccination

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It’s been really fantastic to see such excitement around the return to school and we want to keep it that way. A crucial part of that is getting as many students vaccinated as possible. Alongside ventilation and other vital COVIDSafe steps such as regular rapid antigen testing, supporting as many students as possible to be vaccinated will help make our school as safe as possible.

Bookings for children aged 5 to 11 to receive the paediatric Pfizer vaccine are open and we encourage parents and carers to get your child vaccinated, if you haven’t already done so. The Pfizer vaccine is safe and recommended for children. The vaccine will help protect your child from getting sick from COVID-19, help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and help ensure kids can have more time at school and playing with their friends.

Vaccinations for children aged 5-11 years old are delivered at 2 appointments, 8 weeks apart. Children with specific medical vulnerabilities can access their second dose 3 weeks after their first dose.
If you’d like more information about this, you can read a recent statement from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI):

To book an appointment You can book at your local GP or pharmacy:

You can also book at a family-friendly vaccination centre by calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

You can also make vaccination centre bookings for your children online, though you will need to use an email address that has not been used in the system before:

Vaccination centres understand that children may feel anxious about vaccination or have other support needs. A range of options are available to help children get vaccinated. Please discuss your child’s needs with the vaccination centre when you book an appointment.

Appointments are also available at Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Organisations. Find out more about vaccination for kids:

Tuning in to Teens

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Emotionally Intelligent Parenting @ Phoenix P-12

A six-session parenting program for parents of students in Year 7 – 12


Would you like to learn how to:

  • be better at talking with your teen?
  • be better at understanding your teen?
  • help your teen learn to manage their emotions?
  • help to prevent behaviour problems in your teen?
  • teach your teen to deal with conflict?


Tuning in to Teensä shows you how to help your teen develop emotional intelligence. Adolescents with higher emotional intelligence:

  • are more aware, assertive and strong in situations of peer pressure.
  • have greater success with making friends.
  • are more able to manage conflict with peers.
  • are more able to cope when upset or angry.
  • have fewer mental health and substance abuse difficulties.
  • have more stable and satisfying relationships as adults.
  • have greater career success.


Expression of interest:

Road Works Commencing

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Hertford Street and Albert Street Construction Begins

Works to upgrade the Hertford Street and Albert Street intersection will start from Friday 28 January 2022.

Under our Keeping Ballarat Moving program, we’re replacing the roundabout with traffic lights and dedicated pedestrian crossing points to improve safety and traffic flow.

Early works will require the full closure of the Albert/Hertford/Sayle streets intersection on the weekends of 28–30 January and 5–6 February.

Business and residential access will be maintained during these weekend closures. U-turn movements will be permitted at each leg to allow public access to nearby businesses along Albert and Hertford Streets.

To fast track works and minimise disruption for community, a section of Hertford Street between Albert Street and Clarkson Street will be closed to all traffic for six weeks, from 7 February to 21 March, weather permitting.

This closure will reduce the construction time on this leg by several months, leaving Hertford Street unimpacted for the remainder of the upgrade. Detours will be in place for general traffic and heavy vehicles along Rubicon Street and Sutton Street.

Travel delays are expected during works, particularly during peak periods. If travelling through this area plan ahead to avoid delays or consider taking an alternative route.

To find out more about these works and to see plans of the upgrades, visit this link: Hertford Street (Glenelg Highway) and Albert Street (Midland Highway) intersection.

If you have any questions about the planned upgrades, please contact Regional Roads Victoria:

Call:    133 RRV (133 778)


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:

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.



Alumni News

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Do you know any Alumni that are kicking goals in the real world?

E-mail our Alumni Coordinator, Kirby via




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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!

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