Principal’s Report

Concluding Term 1

I’m writing this report on the day of our Term 1 Student Learning Conferences at the conclusion of a strong opening term. Our Student Learning Conference days allow our students to talk their parents and carers through their learning in different subjects, demonstrate progress and set learning goals. Broadly speaking we have had a very solid start to the year from most students, however in terms of 2 we would like to see improvement in timeliness to class, bringing required equipment to every class and uniform compliance.

Build10 Program

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for students from Elevation Secondary College. We were very recently approached by Kangan TAFE about a pilot program called Build 10. This program allows students testing in careers within the building industry to undertake an accelerated pathway to nationally recognised qualifications or further employment and training.

14 of our Year 10 students have begun this week the two day a week program which will qualify them at the Certificate 3 level before the end of the year. This is usually a Year 12 level qualification. This program will accelerate these students’ pathway into the building industry and provide them with much broader options for choice using their education at school, TSFE, via full time employment or a traineeship next year.

Due to the proactive work of Mr Schutz and the pathways team, we have worked with Kangan to open two classes within the program- allowing more of our students a chance to accelerate their career.

An amazing opportunity for Elevation students.

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Traffic Reminders

Thank you to members of our community who continue to drive safely and with caution near the school at drop off and pick up time. The increased volume of students and traffic this year means that we need all members of the community to be cautious when driving near the school. Due to the existing road network and location of our families’ homes nearly all of our students live to the north and east of the school and leave via Elevation Boulevard and Vantage Boulevard. This creates a huge bottleneck with nearly 1000 students exiting the college via the same couple of roads.

While most of our students do the right thing and are sensible near the roads, teenagers can and will make mistakes. Teenagers also do not have fully developed risk and judgment centres of the brain making them more prone to making mistakes in traffic than adults.

These mistakes are usually not intentional or malicious.

To the driving adults of our community- please continue to display caution, patience and care when driving near the school.

Please remember to:

  • Please drive safely when near the school.
  • Where possible, find a spot to meet your child away from the main entrances.
  • Encourage walking, riding and public transport.
  • Follow all directions from the crossing guards
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School Council Advocacy

As I have mentioned before School management and School council have been actively pursuing more traffic mitigation and crossing supervisors from Hume Council. Families can advocate for these measures by contacting Hume Council directly as well.

Showcase Evening 2024

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Prospective families are invited to our Showcase Evening on 29th April 2024. This is a great chance for you to explore our College, meet our teaching team and see the curriculum on offer.

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Principal's Report 3

Colin Burke

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