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Toward the end of Term 4 it has been a part of our school’s program to conduct upgrade classes for students entering or continuing VCE studies. This has provided a start on VCE Units 1 and 3, commencing subject coursework so that students understand the nature of the subjects they have selected, and so that they can do some productive work over the summer break.
This year we will extend this program to become a whole school upgrade for all students. This means that Year 7 students will commence their Year 8 subjects, Year 8 students will commence Year 9 studies, and so on throughout the school.
This means that we effectively end 2016 classes a week early for Years 7 to 10, and remove the end of year activity program, to create the 10 days of upgrade program for all students. Doing this will make staffing the program easier, and students in Year 10 that take on a VCE subject will not miss classes to attend the upgrade. Although students may not have their textbooks, teachers will provide meaningful learning experiences in keeping with the course outline for each subject.
It is expected that all of our current Year 7 to 11 students will attend the upgrade program as they will be normal school days, and are part of the normal attendance days.
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We seek your support as families of students at the school to ensure that correct uniform is worn. When your child does not have the correct uniform, a note should be provided for your child’s Mentor (House Group teacher). Uniform will be checked by the Mentor at roll marking, and a uniform pass issued. If, for some reason, your child is repeatedly out of uniform, your child’s Mentor or one of the House leaders, will make contact with home to discuss what can be done to help get your child back into correct uniform.
Shoes must be sturdy and safe for participation in classes and, for this reason, we insist on leather shoes for all boys and girls.
The wearing of patterned or coloured clothes under the school polo shirt or summer dress is not acceptable. We seek your support in ensuring that appropriate plain white singlets or t-shirts are available for your child to wear under their polo shirt or dress for comfort or additional warmth. We hope that everyone understands the simple expectations in relation to the standard of uniform worn and supports us in having our students look good and learn that clothing standards are a normal part of work life.
While we encourage students to do the right thing, there are consequences for those who choose not to meet the standard expected by the school.
All students are expected to wear a broad rimmed hat when outside in the sun. The school's hat can be purchased at Reicha's in Cobden.
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All students studying a Year 12 subject have at least one exam in October - November (Maths has 2 exams). All students have received 2 personalised copies of their timetable: one in their Exam Navigator and one as a print out from the VASS computer. I have suggested the one in the Exam Navigator be placed in a spot where the whole family can see what the student's obligations are and WHEN.
- All exams are at the Cobden Sports Club.
- Exams start at different times, so each exam time needs to be noted by the whole family.
- Students MUST be at the venue 15 minutes before the start of the exam so they enter the exam in a calm and settled manner ,AND so materials can be checked before they enter the room.
- It is a student's responsibility to make their own way to and from the venue.
All students have a copy of the Rules and Responsibilities covering the exams in their blue Exam Navigator, and the rules will be applied to all students at all times.
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Congratulations to all winners of awards at local Club level, well done.
- Cobden Bombers Football - Leading Goal Kicker - Sam Giblett
- Cobden Bombers Football - Most Improved - Jack Gaut
- Cobden Bombers Football - Best Team Player -…
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Congratulations to Jack Hookway, Mitch Reed and Joshua Worboys on their selection into the Ballarat Rebels Football U15 boys team which recently competed at Moe.
Also congratulations to Brett Robbins on his selection in the Geelong Falcons Football team, which also recently competed in the Country Cup. Brett received a medal for his best on ground performance.
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Congratulations to the Cobden U18.5 footballers on their recent Premiership in the Hampden Football League upsetting the undefeated North Warrnambool team. Cobden 7.8.50 defeated North Warrnambool 6.10.46
Well done to Sam Clarke, Joshua Worboys, Matthew…