“Find Their Feet” Careers Event

“Find Their Feet” is a careers event that brings together students and parents from across the inner north, including Northcote High School, Collingwood College, Fitzroy High School and Princes Hill Secondary College, to provide career exploration opportunities. The event will take place on Wednesday 14 August 2019 at Northcote High School.

Much more than a careers expo, “Find Their Feet” is a personalised three-step journey into the future world of work for high school students and their families. Using current interests, strengths and skills as a starting point and one-on-one conversations with real employers as a guide, students will leave feeling inspired and confident with a much clearer idea of where they are headed and how to get there.

To book a place at this event, click the link below:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/find-their-feet-17662856532

For further information, click the links below:
Find Their Feet Invitation
Find Their Feet Map

Flipping Burgers for a Flipping Good Cause

Melbourne’s food truck pioneer Raph Rashid will be flipping burgers for a whopping 24 hours straight to raise much needed funds for charity Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) this August.

‘FLIP-A-THON’ will take place at Raph’s Beatbox Kitchen Shop in Sydney Road, Brunswick and will run from 11am on Saturday 17 August until 11am on Sunday 18 August, with all purchases made over the 24 hours going directly to YSAS.

A limited menu will be on offer for FLIP-A-THON and will include Raph burgers, cheeseburgers, Shroom burgers and Vege supremes alongside a range of drinks. Raph will also be running a donations hotline for those who can’t make it to the event.

Raph will be joined by some of Melbourne’s best hospitality personalities and creatives to help run the till over the 24 hours, including Pat Nourse (creative director of Melbourne Food + Wine), Lucy Feagins (founder of The Design Files), skateboarder Casey Foley, Jimmy Hurston (Jimmy’s Burgers), wine expert Matt Skinner, and well-known illustrator and wife of Raph, Beci Orpin.

The entertainment extends beyond just burger flipping, with some of Melbourne’s best DJ’s and bands helping out the great cause, including DJ Chris Gill and Mzrizk.

“As both a father and a business owner, supporting youth mental health is something which is very important to me. YSAS has a range of programs including youth outreach and Headspace, which offer great services to young people seeking support. By running FLIP-A-THON, it’s my time to make a difference and to do something that can have a direct effect,” says Raph.

FLIP-A-THON

11am Saturday 17 August to 11am Sunday 18 August
Beatbox Kitchen
692 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC 3056

For more information, please contact:
Karla Dawes
karla@kdpo.com.au
0414 748 030

About Raph Rashid

In 2009, whilst being completely obsessed by hamburgers, Raph decided to start Australia’s very first food truck, Beatbox Kitchen. Soon thereafter, he opened the aptly named Taco Truck, and now has a fleet of five trucks, as well as restaurants All Day Donuts, Juanitas Peaches and a Beatbox Kitchen Shop.

Great Victorian Bike Ride Trivia Night 2019

A community Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday 24 August 2019 has been organised to support the group of students, staff and parents who will embark on the epic Great Victorian Bike Ride (GVBR). Funds raised will promote inclusion by allowing a wider pool of students to access the GVBR, driving the focus of equity and access. Leftover funds may also be used to pay for contingencies and ongoing support of the FHS Great Victorian Bike Ride event, such as purchasing bikes, bike education etc.

When?

Saturday 24 August 2019
7:00pm to 10:30pm

Where?

Spensley Street Primary School
193 Spensley Street, Clifton Hill VIC 3068

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased here.

Join YPCC Today

New players at all levels of talent are welcome at Youlden Parkville Cricket Club (YPCC). YPCC has players of all abilities throughout the grades: novices, youths, veterans, former VCA district cricketers and former first class internationals.

YPCC has a well-organised and integrated senior and junior program, designed to foster the skills and talents of all players and maximise participation in our great game.

Student Exchange Information Sessions

World Education Program Australia (WEP Australia) is holding some free student exchange information sessions in Melbourne.

For more information, click this link:
https://wep.org.au/lets-talk/sessions/

Balwyn North
Address: Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, Balwyn North
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Date: 30 July 2019

Hampton
Address: WEP Head Office, 479 Hampton Street, Hampton
Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Date: 7 September 2019

Hampton
Address: WEP Head Office, 479 Hampton Street, Hampton
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Date: 22 October 2019

Term 1 2018 Start Date

All students in years 8-12 will begin Term 1 on Tuesday January 30.

Year 7s will begin the following day on Wednesday January 31.

There will be a second student free/curriculum day for all students on Wednesday February 14.

Have a wonderful Christmas season and safe holiday

OnDemand Testing

Dear Parent/Carer

Our school currently uses On Demand testing to provide our teachers with insights into your child’s literacy and numeracy development. Following a request from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), which is responsible for the development of On Demand, I am informing you of our school’s participation in a project to review the On Demand tests. This review will involve the equating of students’ On Demand test outcomes with the school’s NAPLAN data. Towards this end, the school will grant the VCAA permission to collect our On Demand data.

The data collected will contain test results and associated student details from On Demand assessments at our school for 2017. Our data, along with data from other schools will be used in a one-time linking process between On Demand and NAPLAN results held by the VCAA to form a single dataset. This dataset will then be anonymised and used to review the performance of the On Demand Tests. All identified data collected will be destroyed at the completion of the process and there will be no release of any school or individual results or personal details as part of this work.

This work will benefit our school by further enhancing the reliability and accuracy of the On Demand tests.

For more information about the On Demand Testing Calibration Project, please click here for FAQ's

Yours sincerely,
Linda Mitchell
Assistant Principal

Free Online Program for Parents of Teens and Tweens

Parents want to raise teenagers who are respectful and responsible, happy and confident. But, helping your teen navigate adolescence can be stressful and unpredictable.

Researchers at The University of Queensland are excited to offer Australian parents of pre-teens and teens (aged 10-16 years) the opportunity to try a brand new online parenting program for free as part of a research trial. The program for free is based on the successful Triple P: Positive Parenting Program.

We are looking for parents who are experiencing conflict with their teenager or have concerns about their behaviour. You will be asked to complete questionnaires to help test the effects of the program.

To find out more please click this link