Principal’s Bulletin September 15th, 2017

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It contains articles on:

  • Synthetic soccer pitch
  • Thunderstorm asthama preparedness
  • Casey Schools on Stage Competition
  • Report from the German Exchange
  • Year 10 Humanities excursion
  • English classes for parents

and the latest calendar

15th September 2017

Principal’s Bulletin 1 September, 2017

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The Principal Bulletin contains information on:

  • Yard Update
  • Parent Teacher Interviews
  • Book Week
  • Music News and Variety Night images
  • Calendar
1st September 2017

Principal’s Bulletin 18 August, 2017

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It contains articles on

  • Whole School Assembly
  • Award recipients
  • Plain English speaking excursion
  • Parent opinion survey reminder
  • Calendar
18th August 2017

Principal’s Bulletin 4 August, 2017

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It contains articles on

  • Parent Opinion Survey
  • Lovely Feedback
  • Robotics
  • Careers News – Work Experience, University & TAFE Open Days
  • Calendar

and a community announcement from the Endeavour Hills Cricket Club

4th August 2017

GSC students participating in ABC Q & A on Monday 24 July, 2017

On Monday 24th July, 2017, ten Gleneagles students will be in the audience of Q&A!

It is a special episode that has a strong student focus with four of the panel members being secondary schools students!

The panel for this episode is

What is Q&A?

Q&A is a television discussion program that focuses mostly on politics but ranges across all of the big issues that set Australians thinking, talking and debating.

It is televised on ABC2 on Monday night’s at about 9.30p.m.

 

 

21st July 2017

Principal’s Bulletin 21 July, 2017

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Read articles on

  • VICSRC Congress
  • 2018 Chinese Exchange
  • Youth Parliament
  • Kwong Lee Dow Scholar

Calendar for term 3, 2017

21st July 2017

Youth Parliament Victoria

    Small but Significant Step for those Sleeping Rough:

    Government-Owned Addresses

      

  If you had the opportunity to write a piece of legislation that could create positive change in Victoria, what issue would you focus on?

Students from Gleneagles Secondary College are taking their passion for reducing homelessness to Parliament House, in a bill calling for Government-owned addresses to be provided for the     homeless.

Drawing on statistics, such as the fact over 22,000 Victorians were recorded as homeless on Census night in 2011, team member Clarissa Cornelius emphasised the importance of “striking   while the knife is hot” and tackling the problem head on.

Their bill calls for letterboxes to be set up at local council buildings and local libraries for the homeless. This would allow those without a fixed address to have a mailing address so they can     apply for jobs, benefits and have the capacity to receive other forms of correspondence as required.

Christina Jayaseelan, another Gleneagles Secondary College student, was quick to explain that the team was aware that conventional homelessness advocacy revolves around providing stable  accommodation to those in need.

She also stressed that their bill has the tangible benefits which would help vulnerable citizens break the homelessness cycle. Ms Jayaseelan outlined that this will then form the foundation for  bigger actions, rather than continuing to discuss but not implement “large, impractical solutions.”

The main point of contention was the idea that government owned addresses would require verification of homelessness. The chamber argued that providing homeless people with those an  identification card could be seen as further stigmatising.
Ultimately, the bill passed in a conscious vote and will be handed over to Minister of Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos at the conclusion of Youth Parliament 2017.

Fatima Mozaffari concluded the debate powerfully as she said, “[it is time for us to stop] looking away not only from the person on the street but from the issue entirely.”

17th July 2017
23rd June 2017

Newsletter June 16, 2017

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16th June 2017

Principal’s Bulletin June 9, 2017

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Special notice.  Year 10, 11 & 12 students are reminded to return their Consent Card for the Meningoccal W Vacine a.s.a.p.  Spare cards are available from Deb Collard at the office.

9th June 2017
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