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2018 YEAR 7 INFORMATION NIGHT
Cordially invites Grade 5 and 6 students and their parents to our
TO BE HELD ON
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
The College staff look forward to introducing you to the next
phase of your education and will be showcasing the exciting
academic program that is available at our College.
You will also receive valuable resources outlining the ethos
and curriculum programs at our College.
We believe that Grade 5 students will also benefit
from beginning to familiarise themselves with the
6.15 onwards Arrive at the PAC & collect your
Displays and Tour of the College
Information Session in the PAC
Supper in the PAC
Further enquiries can be directed to: Christopher Cronin -
Middle School / Transition Coordinator on 5655 1566
‘Developing lifelong learners who are respectful, resilient,
strive for excellence and are productive members of
Sunday April 16 - 10am - 1.30pm
Hunt for 3 Gold Blocks to exchange for Easter Eggs
Hunting Licence $5 eAcH
Lucky door prize
Meet the Easter Bunny
Colour in an Easter Bunny Picture
Non-denominational Church service
10.30 - 11.30am
Sketch and Tell
11.30am - 12.30pm
Food and Coffee Vendors
Bush Tramway ($6.50 each)
Easter Egg Hunt
Coal Crek Community Park & Museum - South Gippsland Highway Korumburra
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ON THE surface, there’s a lot going on at the
Korumburra Secondary College at the moment
with a major building project in progress and a
busy Term Two on the way.
But there’s been a power of work going on in-
ternally as well, designing a new curriculum for
Year 7 to 10 and also developing and introduc-
ing a new learning and behaviour model across
all classes, years 7 to 12.
This structure, which sets and assesses the
effective learning behaviours of each student
against a holistic approach to learning and
personal development produces a regular GPA
score (Grade Point Average) to provide feed-
back to the student, their parents and teachers.
Developed and introduced progressively over
the past two years, the system is already pro-
ducing exciting results as students respond to
the clear directions it provides.
If you’d like to find out more about this pro-
gram, about the excellent academic and personal
growth opportunities that exist at the Korum-
burra Secondary College, the ethos and the ap-
proach to developing lifelong learners and good
citizens; you should consider attending the col-
lege’s 2018 Year 7 Information night on Wednes-
day, April 19 in the Performing Arts Centre.
There’s also bound to be an update about the
building project which is progressing at a pace
at the college.
“We are a school that that values and respects
young people and their families, a school that
has high expectations of students’ academic
and social achievements and a school that pro-
vides a broad range of opportunities in which
young people can grow personally and academ-
ically,” said principal Abigail Graham.
“One of the biggest challenges for schools to-
day is how do we prepare students to be con-
fident, happy and productive members of our
community in a world that is constantly chang-
ing. Our future world is arguably less certain
than in the past which means that young people
will be required to solve problems we don’t yet
know about, take on careers in fields that are
not yet imagined, and face emerging issues con-
cerning the environment, the use of technology,
and the processes of globalisation.
“This is in addition to developing the social
and emotional capabilities required to negoti-
ate modern life.
“To achieve this our school is committed to
providing engaging opportunities for our stu-
dents to gain the necessary skills, knowledge
and understanding to be successful in the
world that we live in now and in the future.
“At Korumburra Secondary College we are de-
signing our curriculum programs in Years 7 to 10
to do that. Our aim is to nurture in our students
a love of learning, a curiosity about the world in
which they live, and the capacity to be resilient,
self-motivated and independent learners.
“We give our students many opportunities to
expand their horizons through enrichment pro-
grams in the classroom, in the community and
in the world of work.
“Our VCE program offers a wide choice of
subjects that respond to student interests and
career directions. Students have opportunities
to enrich their senior studies with Vocational
Education and Training programs and early
start VCE studies.”
The 2018 Year 7 Information Night, starting
with a tour of the college, starts at 6.15pm on
Wednesday, April 9 and continues with a formal
information session in the PAC at 7.40pm.
It will be of particular interest to Grade 5 and
6 students and their parents as an introduction
to the next phase of your education. Enquiries
can be directed to Christopher Cronin, Middle
School Transition Coordinator on 5655 1566.
GREENS MP Sam Hibbins has challenged
the Premier to eat one of the Barramundi
his government released into the Hazelwood
pondage, following an Environmental Protec-
tion Agency warning that the fish carry poten-
tially harmful chemicals.
The barramundi were released into water ar-
tificially warmed by the now defunct Hazelwood
power station, despite the fish being unable to
breed in this environment or survive when the
power station stops heating the ponds.
“The government should have invested in a
boxset of The Simpsons before spending 150,000
taxpayer dollars on this vote fishing expedition.
“Blinky the Three-Eyed Fish taught us that
fish don’t do well in power station cooling
ponds,” Mr Hibbins said.
“Ignoring the experts is one thing, but the Pre-
mier clearly didn’t learn from Mr Burns’ politi-
cal misfortune either.”
Premier’s ‘Blinky’ challenge
Building for the future at
Year 7 students at Korumburra Secondary College, Blake Webb and Beth Derrick, have a
chat with Assistant Principal (teaching and learning) Velleda Bradford ahead of the release
of the college’s Grade Point Average (GPA) results for term one, monitoring all aspects of
performance; providing feedback to teachers, students and their parents. If you’d like to
know more about this innovative program and have students in Grades 5 or 6, you might
consider coming along to the college’s 2018 Year 7 Information night on Wednesday, April
19 in the Performing Arts Centre. M291417
BASS Coast Shire Council is continuing to re-
search the priority projects for local pathways
through a series of community engagement ses-
sions and an easy to use online map.
Last year the council developed the Aspira-
tional Network Pathways Plan 2016. This plan
identified 53 aspirational paths that have not
been built and are not on any work plans.
The council is now embarking on a month of
community consultation to determine the areas
There will be four community engagement
sessions and an online engagement survey in
the form of an interactive map.
The map shows the existing aspirational path-
ways and allows users to join in the conversa-
tion by commenting their support or ideas on
proposed pathways, adding a new ‘Like Spot’ or
‘Idea Spot’ to a location on the map, and com-
menting on other ‘Spots’.
This map is open for comment between now
and May 7 and available via the webpage: http://
For those who prefer face to face engagement,
there are four Open House sessions planned
for community members to talk with staff in
• Saturday, April 29 from 11am to 1pm at
Cowes Cultural Centre
• Tuesday, May 2, from 11am to 1pm at the
• Tuesday, May 2 from 3.30pm to 5.30pm at
the Wonthaggi Library
• Wednesday, May 3 from 3pm to 5pm at the
Grantville Customer Service Centre.
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, sai
the information gathered through these ses-
sions and the online map will inform future
pathway construction plans and will feed into
pathways and asset management strategies.
“We had a great response from community
groups in continuing the development of the
Aspirational Network Pathways Plan.
“Now we need to finish the job by identifying
the most important areas so that we can begin
developing work plans and budgets to make
these aspirations a reality.”
To find out more about how you can have
your say, or for further information, visit www.
basscoast.vic.gov.au/connectingbc or contact
Bass Coast Strategic Planning Department on
1300 BCOAST (226 278) or 5671 2211.
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