ONGOING STUDENT SUPPORT
We are approaching a busy and demanding time in our academic calendar. Please see the links below which may help you to support your student. If you have any concerns, any College staff member, but specifically Connect teachers, House Coordinators and School Psychologists are available to provide support to your family. There are also many support agencies within the community.
- Parentlink (ACT Government parenting site)
- Headspace (National youth mental health foundation)
- Kids Help Line (Help line set up for children and teens to seek assistance)
- Think U Know (Internet safety program)
2016 SCHOOL SATISFACTION SURVEYS
Parents and carers, school staff and students should have now received an email with a link and an access code to participate in these important surveys. If you have not received an email, please contact the front office by email or phone 61421000. The survey is voluntary and we hope you will participate. It won’t take much of your time and it will help us understand areas where we are doing a good job and areas for further development.
FAMILY TRANSACTION STATEMENTS
Family transaction statements were sent home last Friday. These costs are voluntary, however payment is requested by the College for practical course consumables. Without the payment of these contributions, it would not be possible to provide the range or quality of units currently offered.
The College now has a Library Trust Fund (LTF) which is tax deductible. Parents are able to advise the school if the Voluntary Contribution portion only is to be paid into the LTF. All other fees are not able to be placed into the LTF.
V GRADE ALERTS
On Wednesday 24 August the College will email V grade alerts to parents of students who have three or more unexplained absences in a unit or have not submitted a piece of assessment. These are warnings only. If a student receives an alert, it means that they are likely to be awarded a V grade if they do not take immediate action to explain any missed classes or submit any missed assessment. Please contact class teachers for the details of any particular alert.
UPCOMING DATES FOR AST STUDENTS
YEAR 12 AST PREPARATION ASSEMBLY – Thursday 1 September, 2:30pm (Blended Learning)
All Year 12 AST candidates are required to attend a pre-examination briefing during Blended Learning on Thursday in Week 7. This will reinforce all rules and requirements of participation in the AST the following week. There will also be a briefing detailing requirements of the Big Day In.
YEAR 12 BIG DAY IN – Friday 2 September, 8:30–4:00pm
All Year 12 Tertiary students intending to receive an ATAR will participate in workshops designed to prepare them for the AST. Further information will be provided closer to the date. A roll will be taken.
YEAR 11 AST TRIAL – Thursday 8 September and Friday 9 September
All Year 11 students who intend to sit the AST in order to obtain an ATAR are required to sit the practice AST examinations on these dates. Students will sit all three papers over the two days. Further information will be provided closer to the date.
Legacy Week is being held from Sunday 28 August to Saturday 3 September. Legacy helps to support the families of deceased service personnel. To help fund raise for the event, students will be selling merchandise within the College on Friday 26 August and Marina will have stock available in her office for the following week. There will be pins, wristbands, pens and teddy bears for sale, prices range from $2 to $15.
JAPAN TRIP SAUSAGE SIZZLE FUNDRAISER
On Tuesday 23 August there will be a sausage sizzle during Year 11 and 12 Connect in the courtyard BBQ area to raise money for the upcoming Japan trip. Come along and enjoy a delicious lunch!
- Sausage sandwich $2.50
- Soft drink $1.50
- Combo $3.50
The Gungahlin College Theatre Company is excited to present the hit Broadway musical Les Misérables. A cast of sixty students and fourteen musicians will take you on an epic journey of love, revenge, inequality, patriotism and redemption.
Gungahlin College students and staff are very proud to invite all Canberra region residents to see the College’s third major musical production performed entirely by our students.
- Dates: Tuesday 13 September–Saturday 17 September, 7:30pm
- Location: Gungahlin College Theatre
- Bookings: StageCenta
- Cost: Adults – $25, Student/Pensioner/Concession – $15, Family (2 Adults and 2 Concession) $70
- Special dinner and show, Thursday 15 September: Book your show tickets through StageCenta and then book the three course French inspired dinner
- Further Information: 61421000 or email@example.com
IMPORTANT DATES WEEK 6
Monday 22 August
Talk by Dr Catalina Curceanu, 9.30–10.30am, Lecture Theatre
Wednesday 24 August
- V Grade alerts sent to families.
IMPORTANT DATES WEEK 7
Monday 29–Friday 2 September
- Disruption free week
Thursday 1 September
- Year 12 AST preparation assembly, 2:30pm (Blended Learning)
Friday 2 September
- Big Day In