Elevation Community News

Library Report

Collection Development

The library collection continues to grow with the addition of new fiction releases, student requests and curriculum-based resources. Curriculum-based resources provide an opportunity for students to explore their subjects in more depth and through a platform other than the internet. While the internet is an important research tool, students may find that they are overwhelmed with the amount of information that they must trawl through in order to find what they need. Some internet sources may not be credible, they can be steeped in bias and are rarely peer-reviewed unless accessed via an academic library or database.

By developing the non-fiction collection with a particular focus on curriculum-based materials, the library provides students with another research option. Books are carefully selected to ensure a range of reading access levels without compromising on quality of content. Currently, we have a book display to complement Year 10’s studies on World War II and the Holocaust. Students are encouraged to borrow these books to support their learning and the development of skills such as using an index and referencing a book as a source. Additionally, we have several books that include personal testimonies, which allow students to gain a deeper understanding of the lived experiences of the time. Year 10 students may find the list of these books and additional resources by logging in to the library website and going to the “Year 10: World War II” LibPath.

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WWII Library Display
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End of term book returns

All library books must be returned by Tuesday April 4, 2023

  • As we near the end of term, it is important that students return their overdue books.
  • Students may borrow over the holidays, but only once they have returned existing loans.
  • Check Elevation email for overdue notices and return books by April 4.
  • Mentor group teachers will be provided with lists of outstanding loans and will be following up during mentor group sessions.

Campion Thomastown Store will be closed on these dates:

  • Thursday 30th March
  • Monday 3rd April
  • Thursday 6th April
  • Thursday 13th April
  • Monday 17th April
  • Thursday 20th April

Canteen Notice

Recently, some students have been bringing in $100 notes to purchase food from the canteen. Just a reminder for students to please bring in ONLY small denominations as it will make it easier for our canteen team. Thank you.

Canteen Ordering

We are pleased to advise our families that the College Canteen is open. It will be operated by Bocca Foods.

Attached to this news feed is the menu which is being offered.  All orders can be placed online on www.boccafoods.com.au.

Register your child/children. Enter their Year Level, in the box which reads Classroom will be their mentor group.  All of which is found on Compass. 

You can order students lunch by 9am and pay online.

”Bocca Foods prefer online ordering.”  This assists with ordering and catering, and will reduce lines and waiting time for food.

Lunch can be purchased from the counter using CASH and EFTPOS

STRICTLY NO PAYMENTS BY MOBILE OR SMART WATCHES.  Under Ministerial Order phones must not be used and will not be accepted.

We are also teaching students how to use the canteen space appropriately and respectfully. 

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

Elevation Online Safety Hub Article of the Month

Which is safer: Roblox or Minecraft?

Roblox and Minecraft are both sandbox style games that allow players to be highly creative in imaginary worlds. But which one is safer for kids?

Written by Online Safety Expert and ICT Teacher, Taryn Wren

Click here to read this article.

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