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McKinnonNEWS
Issue 2, 27-Feb-2014
Upcoming Events
FEBRUARY
Thursday 27 
7:00pm Year 8 Parent Information Night

Friday 28
Year 8 Reach Workshop
Closing Date for EMA Applications
MARCH
Tuesday 4
CIS Preliminary Visit
7:00pm Finance Sub-Committee Meeting
7:30pm School Council Meeting

Wednesday 5
CIS Preliminary Visit
Year 10 Surf Camp

Thursday 6
CIS Preliminary Visit
Year 10 Surf Camp
9UP City Day 2
Year 8 Reach Workshops
7:00pm VCE Formal

Friday 7
CIS Preliminary Visit
Kingston Division Swimming Competitions
Monday 10
Labour Day Public Holiday - No School

Tuesday 11
5:30pm Year 7 Parent Information Night

Wednesday 12
9UP City Day 3
Survivor Hut Building (8A-8D)

Thursday 13
Immunisations Years 7 Boys & Girls, Year 9 Boys, Year 10 Boys and Girls
Senior Round Robin

Friday 14
Immunisations - Year 7 Boys & Girls, Year 9 Boys, Year 10 Boys & Girls

Monday 17
Intermediate Round-Robin
Survivor Hut-Building (8E & 8H)

Tuesday 18
7:00pm House Music Festival

Wednesday 19
Victorian Beach Volleyball Competition


Thursday 20
Survivor Hut-Building (8I & 8L)
Interim Reports Open on Compass

Thursday 21
Year 10/11 Enhancement Geography Camp

Monday 24
Year 7 Camp

Tuesday 25
7:00pm 9UP Presentations
7:30pm Education Sub-Committee

Wednesday 26 
7:00pm 9UP Presentations

Thursday 27
7:00pm 9UP Presentations









PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
 

SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTIONS
In the last Newsletter I called for nominations for parent representatives on School Council. There are 5 vacancies on Council for parents. I am pleased to report that 8 parents have been nominated:
Alan Bullas
Grant Cartledge
Gill Highnam
Lana Kaper
Lin (Shirley) Jiang
Joanne Linsdell
Demetrios Stoupas
Michael Tuke

I thank these parents for their willingness to contribute to the school in this capacity. Information about each candidate is available with this newsletter.
ELECTION PROCESS
An election will now take place and ballot papers are available from the General Office. Parents can attend the school and vote in person at the Office between 9.00am and 4.00pm.  Alternatively parents can telephone the General Office on 8520 9000 and ask for a Ballot Paper to either be posted to them or sent home with their children.  Voting remains open until 4.00pm Friday 28 February, 2014.

I would like to also take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the parent representatives whose time on Council has come to an end:

Chris Gonsalvez
Michelle Tenenberg

Their significant service and support of our school has been much appreciated.
SWIMMING CARNIVAL
A very successful event was held on Wednesday 26 February.  The theme this year was Rio Carnival, a fun theme which provided students the opportunity to represent their house with lots of colour and a wonderful
sporting spirit.

Thank you to everyone for your resilience considering the inclement weather at the beginning of the day.

Once again the ‘Mankinnon’ performance was a highlight and the talent of both the Year 12’s and the staff was most impressive.  A wonderful tradition continues! 
Congratulations to Mr Blackwood for his organisation of a very successful Carnival.  I would also like to thank the House Captains for engendering a great spirit of competition, the staff and students who enthusiastically participated and the Year 12’s who organised a very successful sausage sizzle. 

Congratulations to Gilmore House who won the trophy on the day!
YEAR 7 PARENTS AFTERNOON
It was very pleasing to see so many of our Year 7 parents who attended the ‘Meet the Principals’ afternoon tea.  This initiative is a great opportunity to meet other parents and some key staff.  The children have settled well and their transition into secondary schooling appears to be running very smoothly.
PARENT EVENINGS
Thanks to all the parents who attend the Information Evenings held so far this year.  Again a great opportunity to share stories, meet others in the same situation and reflect on our children’s journey.  The support of our parent community is always very much appreciated and the Heads of Sub-school, Students Managers and teachers enjoy the strong partnerships that are built.
CONGRATULATIONS
From 12 to 14 March, 2014 Agnes Evangelista and Jason Kelly (Year 12) will be among 120 Year 11&12 students from around Australia who have been selected to attend the 19th National Schools’ Constitutional Convention (NSCC) being held at Old Parliament in Canberra.  We wish them well and I know they will be wonderful ambassadors for our school.
Our School Council President, Mr William Confalonieri was awarded the top honour at the iTnews Benchmark Awards during the week. William was named the CIO of the Year.  These Benchmark Awards are held annually at the CIO Strategy Summit and recognise Australia’s outstanding IT professionals.  This is truly a great honour for William and we are so proud and privileged to have him as a member of our community.  Well done!!
YOUTH OF THE YEAR QUEST
Our School Captains, Nick Parkinson and Rachel Walker, accompanied by Mr Noble represented our school with the Lions Club of Moorabbin at the 2014 Youth Quest.  They participated in the Youth Public Speaking event and competed against representatives from other local secondary schools.

Nick Parkinson was named the best speaker.  We congratulate both Nick and Rachel for representing our school to the local community.
PERSONAL PROPERTY INSURANCE
Personal property is often brought to school by students, staff and visitors.  This can include mobile phones, iPods, electronic games, calculators, toys, musical instruments, sporting equipment and cars parked on school premises.  The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development does not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools and it has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property.
TRAFFIC CONGESTION
At the start and end of each school day the traffic situation outside the school along narrow McKinnon Road is chaotic at best.  Please do not park illegally or in the bus zone.  Try and pick up your children a distance away from the school if possible.  Please do not drive into the school at all.  I thank you for your support in this matter.
 

SCHOOL GATES
Please note that the Draper Street entrance to the College is closed during school hours.
SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Parents can access a copy of the College’s calendar of events within Compass.  Click on the ✫ logo and select ‘Calendar’ to see the year’s upcoming activities, including camps, information nights, parent-teacher evenings and music performances.
ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS’ REPORT
CYBER-SAFETY & ACCEPTABLE USE OF ICT RESOURCES
Please impress upon your children the need to use social networking sites such as Facebook in a safe and responsible way.  We strongly encourage parents to discuss with your children how many ‘friends’ they have on Facebook - it is not uncommon for teenagers to have over 1000 friends on Facebook, including a great many who they have never met face-to-face.  This is incredibly risky behaviour.  We discuss this issue with students often and would recommend you sit with your child and go through their list of Facebook friends with them.  Further information about helping students behave safely online can be found on our website.  We expect students to always demonstrate the College’s core values of respect and integrity in their interactions with others, including all online communication.
ACCIDENT INSURANCE / AMBULANCE COVER
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Education does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students.
 Parents/Guardians of students, who do not have student accident insurance, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance/transport and any other transport costs. Parents/Guardians can purchase insurance policies from commercial insurers.
 

SCHOOL GATES
Please note that the Draper Street entrance to the College is closed during school hours.
SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Parents can access a copy of the College’s calendar of events within Compass.  Click on the ✫ logo and select ‘Calendar’ to see the year’s upcoming activities, including camps, information nights, parent-teacher evenings and music performances.
CYBER-SAFETY & ACCEPTABLE USE OF ICT RESOURCES
Please impress upon your children the need to use social networking sites such as Facebook in a safe and responsible way.  We strongly encourage parents to discuss with your children how many ‘friends’ they have on Facebook - it is not uncommon for teenagers to have over 1000 friends on Facebook, including a great many who they have never met face-to-face.  This is incredibly risky behaviour.  We discuss this issue with students often and would recommend you sit with your child and go through their list of Facebook friends with them.  Further information about helping students behave safely online can be found on our website.  We expect students to always demonstrate the College’s core values of respect and integrity in their interactions with others, including all online communication.
ACCIDENT INSURANCE / AMBULANCE COVER
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Education does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students.
 Parents/Guardians of students, who do not have student accident insurance, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance/transport and any other transport costs. Parents/Guardians can purchase insurance policies from commercial insurers.
 

SCHOOL GATES
Please note that the Draper Street entrance to the College is closed during school hours.
SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Parents can access a copy of the College’s calendar of events within Compass.  Click on the ✫ logo and select ‘Calendar’ to see the year’s upcoming activities, including camps, information nights, parent-teacher evenings and music performances.
CYBER-SAFETY & ACCEPTABLE USE OF ICT RESOURCES
Please impress upon your children the need to use social networking sites such as Facebook in a safe and responsible way.  We strongly encourage parents to discuss with your children how many ‘friends’ they have on Facebook - it is not uncommon for teenagers to have over 1000 friends on Facebook, including a great many who they have never met face-to-face.  This is incredibly risky behaviour.  We discuss this issue with students often and would recommend you sit with your child and go through their list of Facebook friends with them.  Further information about helping students behave safely online can be found on our website.  We expect students to always demonstrate the College’s core values of respect and integrity in their interactions with others, including all online communication.
ACCIDENT INSURANCE / AMBULANCE COVER
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Education does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students.
 Parents/Guardians of students, who do not have student accident insurance, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance/transport and any other transport costs. Parents/Guardians can purchase insurance policies from commercial insurers.
 

SCHOOL GATES
Please note that the Draper Street entrance to the College is closed during school hours.
SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Parents can access a copy of the College’s calendar of events within Compass.  Click on the ✫ logo and select ‘Calendar’ to see the year’s upcoming activities, including camps, information nights, parent-teacher evenings and music performances.
CYBER-SAFETY & ACCEPTABLE USE OF ICT RESOURCES
Please impress upon your children the need to use social networking sites such as Facebook in a safe and responsible way.  We strongly encourage parents to discuss with your children how many ‘friends’ they have on Facebook - it is not uncommon for teenagers to have over 1000 friends on Facebook, including a great many who they have never met face-to-face.  This is incredibly risky behaviour.  We discuss this issue with students often and would recommend you sit with your child and go through their list of Facebook friends with them.  Further information about helping students behave safely online can be found on our website.  We expect students to always demonstrate the College’s core values of respect and integrity in their interactions with others, including all online communication.
ACCIDENT INSURANCE / AMBULANCE COVER
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Education does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students.
 

SCHOOL GATES
Please note that the Draper Street entrance to the College is closed during school hours.
SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Parents can access a copy of the College’s calendar of events within Compass.  Click on the ✫ logo and select ‘Calendar’ to see the year’s upcoming activities, including camps, information nights, parent-teacher evenings and music performances.
CYBER-SAFETY & ACCEPTABLE USE OF ICT RESOURCES
Please impress upon your children the need to use social networking sites such as Facebook in a safe and responsible way.  We strongly encourage parents to discuss with your children how many ‘friends’ they have on Facebook - it is not uncommon for teenagers to have over 1000 friends on Facebook, including a great many who they have never met face-to-face.  This is incredibly risky behaviour.  We discuss this issue with students often and would recommend you sit with your child and go through their list of Facebook friends with them.  Further information about helping students behave safely online can be found on our website.  We expect students to always demonstrate the College’s core values of respect and integrity in their interactions with others, including all online communication.
ACCIDENT INSURANCE / AMBULANCE COVER
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Education does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students.
 

SCHOOL GATES
Please note that the Draper Street entrance to the College is closed during school hours.
SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Parents can access a copy of the College’s calendar of events within Compass.  Click on the ✫ logo and select ‘Calendar’ to see the year’s upcoming activities, including camps, information nights, parent-teacher evenings and music performances.
CYBER-SAFETY & ACCEPTABLE USE OF ICT RESOURCES
Please impress upon your children the need to use social networking sites such as Facebook in a safe and responsible way.  We strongly encourage parents to discuss with your children how many ‘friends’ they have on Facebook - it is not uncommon for teenagers to have over 1000 friends on Facebook, including a great many who they have never met face-to-face.  This is incredibly risky behaviour.  We discuss this issue with students often and would recommend you sit with your child and go through their list of Facebook friends with them.  Further information about helping students behave safely online can be found on our website.  We expect students to always demonstrate the College’s core values of respect and integrity in their interactions with others, including all online communication.
ACCIDENT INSURANCE / AMBULANCE COVER
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Education does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students.
 

SCHOOL GATES
Please note that the Draper Street entrance to the College is closed during school hours.
SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Parents can access a copy of the College’s calendar of events within Compass.  Click on the ✫ logo and select ‘Calendar’ to see the year’s upcoming activities, including camps, information nights, parent-teacher evenings and music performances.
 Parents/Guardians of students, who do not have student accident insurance, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance/transport and any other transport costs. Parents/Guardians can purchase insurance policies from commercial insurers.
 

SCHOOL GATES
Please note that the Draper Street entrance to the College is closed during school hours.
SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Parents can access a copy of the College’s calendar of events within Compass.  Click on the ✫ logo and select ‘Calendar’ to see the year’s upcoming activities, including camps, information nights, parent-teacher evenings and music performances.
 

SCHOOL GATES
Please note that the Draper Street entrance to the College is closed during school hours.
SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Parents can access a copy of the College’s calendar of events within Compass.  Click on the ✫ logo and select ‘Calendar’ to see the year’s upcoming activities, including camps, information nights, parent-teacher evenings and music performances.
 Parents/Guardians of students, who do not have student accident insurance, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance/transport and any other transport costs. Parents/Guardians can purchase insurance policies from commercial insurers.
 Parents/Guardians of students, who do not have student accident insurance, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance/transport and any other transport costs. Parents/Guardians can purchase insurance policies from commercial insurers.
 Parents/Guardians of students, who do not have student accident insurance, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance/transport and any other transport costs. Parents/Guardians can purchase insurance policies from commercial insurers.
 Parents/Guardians of students, who do not have student accident insurance, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance/transport and any other transport costs. Parents/Guardians can purchase insurance policies from commercial insurers.
 Parents/Guardians of students, who do not have student accident insurance, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance/transport and any other transport costs. Parents/Guardians can purchase insurance policies from commercial insurers.
 Parents/Guardians of students, who do not have student accident insurance, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance/transport and any other transport costs. Parents/Guardians can purchase insurance policies from commercial insurers.
 

SCHOOL GATES
Please note that the Draper Street entrance to the College is closed during school hours.
SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Parents can access a copy of the College’s calendar of events within Compass.  Click on the ✫ logo and select ‘Calendar’ to see the year’s upcoming activities, including camps, information nights, parent-teacher evenings and music performances.
 Parents/Guardians of students, who do not have student accident insurance, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance/transport and any other transport costs. Parents/Guardians can purchase insurance policies from commercial insurers.
 

SCHOOL GATES
Please note that the Draper Street entrance to the College is closed during school hours.
SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Parents can access a copy of the College’s calendar of events within Compass.  Click on the ✫ logo and select ‘Calendar’ to see the year’s upcoming activities, including camps, information nights, parent-teacher evenings and music performances.
CYBER-SAFETY & ACCEPTABLE USE OF ICT RESOURCES
Please impress upon your children the need to use social networking sites such as Facebook in a safe and responsible way.  We strongly encourage parents to discuss with your children how many ‘friends’ they have on Facebook - it is not uncommon for teenagers to have over 1000 friends on Facebook, including a great many who they have never met face-to-face.  This is incredibly risky behaviour.  We discuss this issue with students often and would recommend you sit with your child and go through their list of Facebook friends with them.  Further information about helping students behave safely online can be found on our website.  We expect students to always demonstrate the College’s core values of respect and integrity in their interactions with others, including all online communication.
ACCIDENT INSURANCE / AMBULANCE COVER
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Education does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students.
CYBER-SAFETY & ACCEPTABLE USE OF ICT RESOURCES
Please impress upon your children the need to use social networking sites such as Facebook in a safe and responsible way.  We strongly encourage parents to discuss with your children how many ‘friends’ they have on Facebook - it is not uncommon for teenagers to have over 1000 friends on Facebook, including a great many who they have never met face-to-face.  This is incredibly risky behaviour.  We discuss this issue with students often and would recommend you sit with your child and go through their list of Facebook friends with them.  Further information about helping students behave safely online can be found on our website.  We expect students to always demonstrate the College’s core values of respect and integrity in their interactions with others, including all online communication.
ACCIDENT INSURANCE / AMBULANCE COVER
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Education does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students.
CYBER-SAFETY & ACCEPTABLE USE OF ICT RESOURCES
Please impress upon your children the need to use social networking sites such as Facebook in a safe and responsible way.  We strongly encourage parents to discuss with your children how many ‘friends’ they have on Facebook - it is not uncommon for teenagers to have over 1000 friends on Facebook, including a great many who they have never met face-to-face.  This is incredibly risky behaviour.  We discuss this issue with students often and would recommend you sit with your child and go through their list of Facebook friends with them.  Further information about helping students behave safely online can be found on our website.  We expect students to always demonstrate the College’s core values of respect and integrity in their interactions with others, including all online communication.
ACCIDENT INSURANCE / AMBULANCE COVER
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Education does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students.
CYBER-SAFETY & ACCEPTABLE USE OF ICT RESOURCES
Please impress upon your children the need to use social networking sites such as Facebook in a safe and responsible way.  We strongly encourage parents to discuss with your children how many ‘friends’ they have on Facebook - it is not uncommon for teenagers to have over 1000 friends on Facebook, including a great many who they have never met face-to-face.  This is incredibly risky behaviour.  We discuss this issue with students often and would recommend you sit with your child and go through their list of Facebook friends with them.  Further information about helping students behave safely online can be found on our website.  We expect students to always demonstrate the College’s core values of respect and integrity in their interactions with others, including all online communication.
ACCIDENT INSURANCE / AMBULANCE COVER
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Education does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students.
CYBER-SAFETY & ACCEPTABLE USE OF ICT RESOURCES
Please impress upon your children the need to use social networking sites such as Facebook in a safe and responsible way.  We strongly encourage parents to discuss with your children how many ‘friends’ they have on Facebook - it is not uncommon for teenagers to have over 1000 friends on Facebook, including a great many who they have never met face-to-face.  This is incredibly risky behaviour.  We discuss this issue with students often and would recommend you sit with your child and go through their list of Facebook friends with them.  Further information about helping students behave safely online can be found on our website.  We expect students to always demonstrate the College’s core values of respect and integrity in their interactions with others, including all online communication.
ACCIDENT INSURANCE / AMBULANCE COVER
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Education does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students.
SUCCESS STORIES
JUDO VICTORIA 2014 COMPETITION
On 16 February, students Ben Ayzelman, Amit Ben-Harim and Shachar Ben Harim competed in the inaugural competition held by Judo Victoria.
Both Ben & Amit won gold in the Under 15 Division and Shacher was placed fourth in the Under 18 Division.  Congratulations boys on your fine achievements.
2013 YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEAM
Nathan Iampolski (Year 11) and Fletcher Tong (Year 11) were part of the Glen Eira City Council 2013 Youth Leadership Team.  Their Graduation ceremony was held on 12 December 2013 to formally recognise the group and commend the members on their community work throughout the year.
Congratulations to both boys for volunteering their time and contributing to the community through hosting events and campaigning for local causes.
GOLF
Su Hyun Oh (Year 12) who at 17, is the World's 5th ranked Amateur Golfer.  In the Women's Australian Golf Open last week she had advice and assistance from Melbourne professional, Mike Clayton. 

She learnt a lot from him and in her last round she had a six under-par 66.  We wish Su good luck in her remaining tournaments throughout the coming year.

NATIONAL SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS
In January this year James Hackett (Year 7) won the National Championships in his Minnow Sailing Dinghy.  The regatta was sailed at Blairgowrie Yacht Club and consisted of seven races with over 100 boats competing.  This was a great performance by James considering that two months earlier he was hospitalised with concussion after a boating incident in rough conditions. Congratulations on a wonderful achievement!

Merryn Walker
College Publicity
MUSIC NEWS
MUSIC NEWS
It has been a very busy start to the year in the Music Department.  Rehearsals are now under way for all ensembles.  Parents are reminded that outside class rehearsals for all major ensembles will be as follows: 

Monday
Lunchtime: String Quartet & Junior Percussion Ensemble  
After School: Senior Stage Band & Clarinet Choir

Tuesday
Lunchtime: Senior Stage Band      
After School: Senior Singers & Symphonic Wind

Wednesday
Before school: Symphonic Strings     
After School: Intermediate Stage Band

Thursday
Lunchtime: McKinnon Choir      
After School: Orchestra

Friday
Before School: Ovenden Band
Lunchtime: Senior Percussion Ensemble

Megan Papworth
Head of Music – Classroom
ARTS MATTERS
Art Matters
Congratulations to Ellie Adler (Year 11), for being part of the ensemble in Joseph and the amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the Malthouse Theatre, in January.  Ellie is a member of the Young Australian Broadway Chorus - a dynamic musical theatre program for young people aged 8–18.  

They have just finished a sell-out season at the Malthouse and they are about to perform Joseph and the amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.  Chookas to you, Ellie!

Ms Kuriata
Learning Area Manager - Art
Art Matters
Congratulations to Ellie Adler (Year 11), for being part of the ensemble in Joseph and the amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the Malthouse Theatre, in January.  Ellie is a member of the Young Australian Broadway Chorus - a dynamic musical theatre program for young people aged 8–18.  

They have just finished a sell-out season at the Malthouse and they are about to perform Joseph and the amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.  Chookas to you, Ellie!

Ms Kuriata
Learning Area Manager - Art
SPORTS NEWS
SENIOR SPORTS REPORT
 
SENIOR GIRLS CRICKET
On Tuesday 18 February the Senior Girls Cricketers defeated MacRobertson Girls High School.  It was a good team effort in the field. Great bowling from Yulisa Huo 4/7 and Sophie Paxinos 2/12 and excellent batting Michelle Pits 21 supported by Ashleigh Bell 9, Monique Kostelac 10 not out, Sophie Paxinos 11 not out and Yulisa Huo 10.

Our next match is the Southern Metro Finals held at LePage Reserve, Argus Street Cheltenham on Tuesday 18 March.

James Bridges
Coach

INTERMEDIATE SPORT
 
INTERMEDIATE BOYS CRICKET
The Intermediate Boys Cricket team won the Kingston Division held at King George Oval last week.

The first game against Brighton we won comfortably by 40 runs.  Wickets were shared between Harry King, Shubham Bhargave, and Josh Dembo, Joel Ludik and Tom Strudwick were the stars with the bat.

Game two against Mordialloc was fairly straight forward with McKinnon winning by 60 runs.  Tim Oaten and Shubham Bhargave were amongst the wickets with Joel Ludik again starring with the bat.

The final against Bentleigh was a tight affair with us batting first and making a competitive total of 65 off our 8 overs.  Shubham Bhargave made a solid 20 retired, Joel Ludik 17 not out and Tom Strudwick smashing a timely 15 not out at the end.  We restricted Bentleigh to 53 with Josh Dembo the star with the ball in the Final.

Greg Hoskin
Coach



JUNIOR SPORTS REPORT
 
KINGSTON LAWN BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations to our Senior team who won the Senior Lawn Bowls Pennant on Monday 24 February at Coatesville Bowls.

The team consisted of Matt James (Year 11), Nicholas Whittaker (Year 10) and Jason Moncrieff (Year 11).  The boys easily defeated Mordialloc in the Final and now will go onto represent the Kingston Division at the SMR Final on Monday 24 March.  Good luck boys.
Our Junior Lawn Bowls team of Kaylee Topolansky, Anthony Hantzopoulos and William Hardy (Year 8) took out the Junior Pennant and finished a respectable 5th in the overall competition.

We are grateful to Paul Lambert and Alan Monks who continue to support our Lawn bowls competition.
YEAR 8 SPORT
Congratulations to the following teams who defeated Sandy/Beaumaris last week:
  • Boys & Girls Tennis
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Boys Cricket
  • Baseball
  • Softball
Round 2 v Brighton on Friday 28 February. Please remember to bring a hat and water bottle.
YEAR 7 SPORT RESULTS
Round 1 v Parkdale
Winners:
McKinnon Girls Tennis 
McKinnon Boys Volleyball
McKinnon Boys Cricket
McKinnon Softball 
Congratulations to you all.
Next week we are competing against Sandringham 7-10 campus.
Go McKinnon !!

Carole Hooper
Head of Junior Sport
AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS CUP VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT 2013
McKinnon was represented by two teams during this tournament which involved 4,000 students from across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Both teams had been training regularly for this event.  While former student Linford Bennett trained the boys, Dominic O’Farrell and Darcy Taig (Year 11) trained the girls.

The level of competition at this tournament is of a high standard and both our teams were well prepared.

The girls had particularly close matches, some wins and some losses.  Taking the top two teams in their competition to three close sets was very impressive.

The boys also had a mix of wins and losses. The experience, and teamwork gained was invaluable for all.
Special thanks to Mr DaSilva who coached the boys during the tournament and to Mr Braniska.  A really big thank-you to Dominic and Darcy, who put in many hours of training with the girls. Their advice and coaching during the tournament was just fabulous.  Thanks also to Daniel Kudriavcev (Year 10) who assisted the boys and umpired many matches, gaining his next level of refereeing.  Well done Daniel!

Barb Roney
Volleyball Manager

LIBRARY
LIBRARY HOURS
Monday – Thursday           8:15am - 5:30pm
Friday                                 8:15am - 4:30pm

Staying open late after school for students to complete homework, study, research, to print, read and browse online etc.  Closed at recess.

Queries to:  library@mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au
 
The McKinnon Secondary College library has a broad range of quality print and digital resources to support student learning. These resources can be accessed in the library during normal opening hours and digital resources can be accessed, for free, 24/7 via the library link on the school website. (school logon is required)

Featured in this week’s newsletter are fiction ebooks. Students can access a fast growing range of fiction ebooks from our Wheelers portal.  Books can be ‘borrowed’ for 10 and downloaded to iPads, ebook readers, smart phones, net books, etc.  Many can also be read in the Google Chrome Browser.




To find these books, and more, go to the library link on the College website.

SCHOOL NOTICES
THE HEAVY SCHOOL BAG
The prevention of back pain and other musculoskeletal injuries is important for students’ current wellbeing and their long term health.  As a result of carrying very heavy school bags and/or carrying them incorrectly students may experience:
  • Fatigue,
  • Muscle strain,
  • Back pain,
  • Rounding of the shoulders.
Some tips for reducing the load:
  • Students are advised to use their locker to store books and to only carry home those needed for homework.  As many of the textbooks have an eBook version there is no need to carry all textbooks home.  Families should check which ones can be accessed on via the publisher’s website and place on these books on their home computer or the student’s laptop.  This will significantly lighten the load.
  • Students should regularly clean out the school bag.  It is not surprising that a lot of ‘stuff’ accumulates in the bottom of the bag adding unnecessary weight.
  • Make sure the weight of the bag is distributed evenly.  Check the length of the strap on the backpack and make sure the bag is carried correctly and not just slung over the shoulder.
  • Students should use their diary to plan for upcoming assignments and homework tasks.  As some subjects are not timetabled daily this may mean that they can carry things home gradually and not all on the same night.
Susan Wilken
Community Health and Health 
Learning Area Manager
IMMUNISATIONS
Immunisations for Year 7 Boys & Girls, Year 9 Girls and Year 10 Boys & Girls will take place on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 March, 2014. Please note that children will not be immunised without a fully completed and signed Consent Card.  If you haven’t already submitted your forms please do so as soon as possible.
GENERAL OFFICE
Office hours are:   8:15am - 4:30pm
Telephone:            8520 9000

Parents should always make contact with the General Office first when visiting the school or trying to make contact with their children.

Appointments with teachers must be made via telephone or email them directly.

Student absences should be reported to the school before 9:00am.  Please email the Attendance Officer Alison Pollock; (alisonp@mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au) 
or telephone 8520 9050 on the day of the absence by 9:00am.  A note on the day of return to the General Office is required for absences where no parent contact has been possible.  Proformas for absence explanations can be downloaded from our website (www.mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au).
LOST PROPERTY
Please ensure all school clothes, books and personal property are clearly labelled with the student’s name.  Many items are not returned to their rightful owners because they are not labelled correctly or clearly.

USBs should include a folder with the student’s name and form to assist in returning it to the correct person.  If you have lost anything see Mrs Plate in the Sick Bay during recess, lunch
or end of day.
MCKINNON UNIFORM SHOP
Phone/Fax No:  9578 2151

Normal Shop Trading Hours
Tuesdays                              8:15am - 12 noon
Fridays                                  12:30pm - 4:00pm
1st Saturday every month      9:30am - 12 noon

Cheques must be payable to Fashion Clubwear.
2014 EDUCATION MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE (EMA)
Education Maintenance Allowance forms for 2014 are now available from the College.  EMA is provided by the Victorian Government to lower-income families to help with education-related costs.  If you have a child under 16, and you hold a valid Health Care Card, Pension Card, or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible to receive the EMA.  

Further information provided by the DEECD can be accessed at:

The closing date for EMA applications is 28 February 2014 and must be strictly adhered to.







COMMUNITY NEWS
 
PARTY IN THE PARK AND PET EXPO
On Sunday 2 March at Allnut Park, Wheatley Road, McKinnon, 12pm – 4pm

Presented by Glen Eira City Council.  For further information please refer to the attached flyers.  

 
DYSLEXIA & L D NETWORK – BAYSIDE
Next meeting held on 12 March at 21 Bay Rd, Sandringham.

‘Although kids with dyslexia or other learning disabilities cannot be 'cured', they can be helped.  This meeting will discuss strategies (some simple) to make their lives a bit easier.’ Please refer to the attached document for further information.  

 
TEMPLE SOCIETY AUSTRALIA ART & CRAFT MARKET
Market will be held on Sunday 30 March between 9:00am – 2:00pm at the Temple Society Hall at 152 Tucker Road, Bentleigh. Also seeking stall holders on the day.  For further information please refer to the attached document.  

 





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