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Phoenix News – Issue 13

“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 Dates

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*Due to the current pandemic, please continually check the online newsletter and COMPASS for important information and sudden changes in the College’s timetable.

NOVEMBER
29th Nov – 2nd Dec Year 10 Step-Up Week
A preparatory week for students entering Year 11 in 2022.
29th Nov – 3rd Dec Years 7-9 Assessment Week
DECEMBER
Presentation Evening
Postponed to an online event mid-December. Date to be confirmed.
1st Year 10 Certificate Graduation
Event will be held across Lunch and Mod 5.
2nd Curriculum Day (Student Free Day)
7th Orientation Day (Prep & Year 7)
Orientation is an important part of children’s transition to school. It is an event that orientate children and families to the structure and timetable of their new school in preparation for the following year. Current Year 7 – 9 students will NOT be required at school this day. Current Grades Prep – 6 classes will run and students are to attend school as per normal.
8th Grade 6 Graduation
13th-16th Activity Week
Students can participate in a range of activities throughout the week.
15th Primary Step-Up Program
15th Semester Reports (available via COMPASS)
16th Student’s Last Day (3:15pm finish)
17th End of Term 4 (Student Free Day)

Student free days will be confirmed throughout the school year. 

Please make sure you continually check our online Newsletter, the College website or COMPASS for updates.

 

2022 – Term Dates

Term 1: 28th January to 8th April (Staff return 28th January, Students return 31st January)
Term 2: 26th April to 24th June
Term 3: 11th July to 16th September
Term 4: 3rd October to 20th December

Orientation Day for 2022

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Grade Prep and Year 7 Students for 2022

Tuesday 7th December

Orientation is an important part of children’s transition to school. It is an event that orientate children and families to the structure and timetable of their new school in preparation for the following year.

Current Year 7 – 9 students will NOT be required at school this day.

Current Grades Prep – 6 classes will run and students are to attend as per normal.

 

Youth Award Winners

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Last Friday evening the Youth Services for City of Ballarat held their Ballarat Youth Awards, we would like to congratulate the following individuals who have won their category!

 

Influential Artist Award – Will Stephens (Instrumental Music Teacher at Phoenix P-12 Community College)

Challenge and Change Award – Jesse Mackay

Compassion and Care Award – Will Tasic

 

If you missed the presentation you can watch it on the Ballarat Youth Services Facebook Page: https://fb.watch/9EZnREC4Bb/

Tara Kelly – Apprentice Cabinet Maker

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Tara tried a few trades before finding her love of joinery and is now an apprentice cabinet maker.

Congratulations also to some amazing teachers who sparked a love of learning.

Read Tara’s story here.

Photo Source: https://www.vic.gov.au/

Writing at Phoenix

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Join our Careers Centre Facebook Group

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Are you looking for employment? An apprenticeship? A traineeship?

Do you know someone who is looking for employees or Work Experience students?

Join the Phoenix P-12 Community College Careers Centre Facebook Group where our Careers team post opportunities daily.

Contact our MIPs team today:

Pauline Pipkorn: pauline.pipkorn@education.vic.gov.au

Sharron Smith: sharron.smith@education.vic.gov.au

 

Alumni News

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Beck Patton – Class of 2010

GoodStart Centre Director

Beck graduated in 2010, and has always known that she wanted to work in Childcare. After her first placement in a Kindergarten Beck says she was hooked. After completing Year 12, she was accepted into a Diploma of Children Services, leading her to be hired at Goodstart Early Learning.

Over Beck’s first 4 years of working in the Early Education industry she was offered a leadership position, allowing her to operate and run her own service at the young age of 24. She has now been a Director for 4 years, which has been challenging and exciting. Recently she has been appointed as a mentor to new Centre Directors and Assistant Directors across Ballarat.

One piece of advice is not everything goes to plan, which is okay. When leaving school you may have an ideal career, but may realise that it’s not for you or even find passion in another area of expertise. Life is constantly throwing opportunities, pick one and dive in.
Congratulations on your endeavours at Goodstart Early Learning!

 

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

E-mail our Alumni Coordinator, Kirby, 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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