Elevation Community News

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Ellen Stephens

Library News

Wider Reading Program

As Term 2 draws to a close, we’re pleased to report on the success of the Year 8 Wider Reading program. Each student read a book of their choice over Terms 1 and 2 and completed reading journal entries each week. Sometimes it was difficult, but students should be proud of their increased ability to sit quietly and engage with longer texts. The final task was to write a book review, which students then uploaded to the Library catalogue. These reviews will serve as valuable guidance for future readers. Next term, Year 7s will commence the program. We look forward to seeing them experience the satisfaction of honing their comprehension and concentration skills while exploring new stories.


The library has been host to several clubs that have been popular among students. Sit, Crochet and Knit Club has just commenced with an initial intake of five students. We hope to expand these numbers once the first group has learned the basics. Students who have expressed interest via the Google Form should sit tight – we will be in contact once a space opens up for you. Chess Club is ever popular and our keenest players have gone head-to-head in a lunchtime tournament. Who will be crowned Elevation’s first chess grandmaster? Stay tuned in Term 3 to find out as the tournament continues. The Manga Club also continues to draw a crowd of dedicated members. From Mange Club committee members Navreet 8I, Nadine 8F and Jasroop 9F:

“The Manga Club is a judge-mental free community where everyone can express their interests in the topic of Manga every Friday lunchtime. We discuss similarities and differences in what our opinions are. We are a respectful community who just wants to have some fun and talk about what we love. Manga Club involves being collaborative with our members. Being able to share, express and suggest ideas are core components of the club itself. We suggest, discuss and collaborate with our peers about any Manga or Anime that piques our interest as a cohort.”


  • There is still some availability for students to sign-up for ePlatform audiobooks. Express your interest via this form. Those who have already completed their form should have received an email with login details. If you have any issues, contact Collections and Reader Services Librarian Kate Richardson kate.richardson@elevationsc.vic.edu.au
  • Please continue to return your books on time so that other students may access them. The borrowing period is two weeks. If you need longer, speak to library staff about extending your loan. 
  • If your student is in the literacy program and you missed the Information Evening, or have any additional questions. Please contact Literacy Officer Chris Anderson chris.anderson@elevationsc.vic.edu.au
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Jason Stradella

SRC Update

What a semester this has been! Our leaders have recently been working on a campaign to improve the school and an ongoing issue with students littering in the yard. Pride in the college is an important aspect of our schooling, and looking after the college by making sure we place our rubbish in the provided bins is important to maintain that sense of pride. We also identified an ongoing issue with students not utilising their lockers appropriately, which creates problems with security of items as well as adds to the littering problem as internally stored items fall out onto the ground.

Moving forward, we look forward to further developing SRC and taking on bigger challenges to empower our student leaders by engaging with our wider community.

Early Leaving Policy

School attendance is very important.
Students are required to attend school for the entire day. If there is an unavoidable reason for a student to leave school early on a particular day (such as for a medical appointment) a signed note from home must be provided.
Pickup times should coincide with recess and lunch.

  • Student brings a note from home explaining the absence and the intended departure time (recess or lunch). The note must be signed and dated by a parent/guardian
  • Student presents the note from home to the Mini School Admin Office before Mentor Group.
  • Student receives a signed Early Leaver note from the mini school.
  • At recess or lunch – the student brings the early Leaver note to the Administration Office and signs out.
  • Student is picked up

If a pickup time can only be during a timetabled period, the student must show their signed Early Leaver note to their classroom teacher at the designated time and then present to the office to be picked up.
School staff will not be collecting students from classes during timetabled periods.
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they arrive at the office for pickup at the designated time.
Learning is extremely important at Elevation Secondary College. Please note that staff cannot collect your child or put an announcement over speakers during class time.

Recess and Lunch Times
Recess –  10:56 – 11:24am
Lunch – 1:20 – 2:02pm

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