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Landmark Book Uniform & Second Term 1 Commences Collection Hand Book Shop Open for all students

Wednesday 22nd January 10am to 3pm Wednesday 22nd January 10am to 2pm Thursday 30th January

School Photos
Monday 17th February

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The Dux of Warragul Regional College for 2013 was Danielle Stephenson she gained an ATAR score of 95.2. Her Study Scores were: Psychology 50; Human Development 45; English 40; Media 38; Further Mathematics 37; and Literature 31. After gaining a perfect score of 50 in Psychology, her teacher Sam Richards praised Danielles work ethic and consistency throughout the year. VCE Coordinator Robyn Ridsdale agreed, describing Danielle as a hard working and dedicated student. Well above family expectations, these results delighted Danielles mother Cathy, who said that her daughter had been hoping to gain an ATAR of 90. At this stage, Danielle is keen to study either Secondary Teaching or International Relations at university. She has already been offered a scholarship to study at Monash. Before that however, Danielle Stephenson will take a gap year next year, working as a volunteer, both overseas in Asia and also as a tutor in a local school.

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A Proud History, a Bright Future

PRESENTATION NIGHT 2013


The annual Awards Presentation Evening involved the presentation of awards to students in recognition of achievement in their Year Level and within the Community. We also congratulate all students who have worked consistently throughout the year to achieve their personal best. A number of other awards were also presented on behalf of community organisations and tertiary institutions. A full list of award recipients is included in this issue. The College greatly appreciates the generous support provided by service clubs, community groups, businesses, tertiary institutions and other organisations that sponsor these annual awards. (A full list of these sponsors can be seen on the back page).

Keera Angela Courtney Rebekah Justin Thomas

Addison Aitken Anderson Andrews Axford Axford

GPA All Star Silver Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 10 Female Sports Star Year 10 2013 GPA All Star Silver GPA Perfect 50 - 2 GPA All Star Silver Male Sports Star Year 7 2013 GPA All Star Silver GPA Perfect 50 - 2 Male Sports Star Year 11 2013 Community Award Year 11 GPA All Star Silver GPA All Star Silver GPA All Star Silver Community Award Year 8 Dux of Year 8 GPA All Star Silver Year 12 Literature GPA All Star Silver Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 12 GPA All Star Silver GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Dux of Year 7 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 7 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 10 GPA All Star Silver Year 12 Australian History GPA Perfect 50 - 1 GPA All Star Silver Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 11 Year 12 Physical Education GPA All Star Silver Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 12
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Madeleine Emma Kayne Kaitlyn Alex Jake

Baker Bates Best Black Borsato Borsato

Tasha Jack Ella Molly Tenielle Tiffany Anne-Maree

Brace Braddick Bridge Bridge Bridger Bruce Brydon

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Brydon

Carly Victoria Breanna Elizabeth

Burdett Burdett Campbell Campbell

GPA All Star Silver GPA All Star Silver Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 10 Federation University Australia Year 11 Achievement Award 2013 Year 12 Music Performance GPA Perfect 50 - 4 Male Sports Star Year 12 2013 GPA Perfect 50 - 2 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 9 Year 10 Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award SPORTS AWARD Product Design and Technology Year 12 Further Maths Andrew Burton Scholarship (Middle School) GPA Perfect 50 - 2 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 7 Male Sport Star Year 8 2013 Year 12 Drama Year 12 Australian History GPA Perfect 50 - 1 GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Community Award Year 9 GPA Perfect 50 - 4 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 9 GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Intermediate VCAL Award Year 12 Legal Studies Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 12 Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholarship Program GPA Perfect 50 - 2 GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 10 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 12 GPA Perfect 50 - 2 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 10 Jenny Ramage Scholarship (Senior) GPA Perfect 50 - 1 GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 11 Year 12 Australian History Year 12 IT Applications GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Steve Johnson Final Word Award Year 12 Literature GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 11 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 11
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Brandon Bailey Mathilda Nicholas Evangeline

Carpanedo Christopher Clark Clark Clough Good

Tom Ebony Rory Maddison

Commadeur Cordell Crook Dalgleish

Emily Shayna

Debnam Denholm

Shelby Courtney Lauren Katia Benjamin Amy Thomas Caitlin Rebekah

Driessen Durham Elliott Ercoles Farthing Follett Follett Frost Fullard

Erica Georgia

Glass Gooden

Miriam

Grace

Rayne

Hallam

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Sophie Katelyn Lachlan Samuel Rachel Tom Deborah Lydia Teagan Thomas Ben Jack Megan Hand Handley Hannah Harkess Harris Harvey Haynes Haynes Hedrick Hilder House Jacobs James GPA Perfect 50 - 1 GPA Perfect 50 - 2 Male Sports Star Year 10 2013 GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Dux of Year 10 GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 9 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 8 GPA Perfect 50 - 2 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 10 Senior VCAL Award GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 11 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 8 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 10 Dux of Year 7 Year 12 Media Year 12 Visual Communication and Design GPA Perfect 50 - 2 Year 12 Business Management Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 12 GPA Perfect 50 - 1 GPA Perfect 50 - 2 GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Year 12 Studio Arts: Photography GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Andrew Burton Scholarship (Middle School) GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Year 12 Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Awards Young Writer's Award Year 12 Food and Technology Year 12 Chemistry GPA Perfect 50 - 2 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 9 Male Sports Star Year 9 2013 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 7 Year 12 Maths Methods GPA Perfect 50 - 2 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 12 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 11

Sophie Benjamin Hannah Kayla Ainsley Brett Jacynta Jacqueline Ellisha Tuscani Chris Scott Cameron Rachel Rachel

Johnson Jones Junor Kelly Keppel Kettle Kettle Kleinitz Kriesl Lakeman Le Page Lewis Lyon Lyon Mak

Jayden

Manintveld

Natalie

Martyn

Caltex Best All Rounder Award Year 12 Chemistry GPA Perfect 50 - 2 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 12 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 7 GPS Perfect 50 - 4 Dux of Year 9 GPA Perfect 50 - 2 GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 11 GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 9 Year 12 Outdoor and Environmental Studies GPA Perfect 50 - 4 Dux of Year 11 Steve Johnson Final Word Award GPA Perfect 50 - 3 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 8 GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 7 GPA Perfect 50 - 1 GPS Perfect 50 - 3 Year 12 Biology Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 11 Smith McCarthy Wilson (Accounting) Scholarship GPA Perfect 50 - 4 GPA Perfect 50 - 2 GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 11 Federation University Gippsland School of Business Year 11 Endeavour Award GPA Perfect 50 - 2 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 7 Year 12 Accounting Community College Gippsland GPS Perfect 50 - 4 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 11 Female Sports Star Year 8 2013 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 8 Female Sports Star Year 11 2013 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 11 GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 10 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 12 GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Female Sports Star Year 9 2013 Female Sports Star Year 7 2013 GPA Perfect 50 - 1
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Madison Jasmine Kaysie Jeynelle Nathan Zachary

McDonald Mead Michelmore Mills Murfet Murfet

Bradley Aaron Meaghan Katelyn Alyse

Murray Newitt Newitt O'Connell Ollington

Kalani Maharlia Mitchell Leilani Ebony

Pakoti Pakoti Park Pelenato Pierrehumbert

Cobie Mieke

Polman-Short Polman-Short

Britney Rochelle Breanna Lily Brittany

Pompei Pompei Pratt Prestidge Price

PRESENTATION NIGHT 2013 cont.


Jason Rennie Year 12 Physics Year 12 Specialist Maths Baw Baw Shire Council's Education Scholarship Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 12 GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 8 GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 8 GPS Perfect 50 - 4 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 8 Female Sports Star Year 12 2013 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 9 Community Award Year 12 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 9 Foundation VCAL Award Year 12 English Year 12 Health and Human Development Year 12 Psychology GPS Perfect 50 - 3 Barry Rogers Academic Excellence Award - Dux of Year 12 Community Award Year 7 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 9 Year 12 Art GPA Perfect 50 - 1 Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholarship Program Community Award Year 10 GPA Perfect 50 - 4 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 10 GPA Perfect 50 - 2 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 7 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 7 CFMEU Mining and Energy Division GPA Perfect 50 - 2 Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 9 VET Award Top Ten Academic Achievement Award Year 8 Brianna Annaliese Georgia Grace Lucy Olivia Gavin Sophie Jessica Danielle Robinson Rowlinson Rowlinson Saunders Saunders Schwartz Sim Smith Snape Stephenson

Ebbony Jesse Lucy Jack Jacqueline

Van Hamond Wadsworth Wagner Walk Wall

Meredith Kaley Brooke Kailo Claire Hayden

Wall Ward Williams Worth Young Young

COMPASS

An internet communication link for parents and students


Students, parents and/or guardians can log onto Warragul Regional Colleges Compass system and view: Students timetable School notices How do you make this happen? Login into the Compass site either through the school website www.wrc.vic.edu.au or the Compass website www.wrc.vic.jdlf.com.au ALL parents of students in Years 8-12 should have an existing login username and password. New parents will receive a letter in the mail with their login username and password. If you have forgotten your username and password, please contact the General ofce on 5623 9900.

The parent/guardian Compass page also allows parents and/or guardians to:

Update their contact details View their students attendance Approve absences and indicate future absences Email the students teacher directly View student assessment results and comments from teachers Book parent/teacher/student interviews
All parents and guard ians will soon be able to log onto compass with a uniqu e username and passw ord. This will allow paren ts and guardians the ability to view students timetable, attendance and any school notices including the schoo l newsletter, Worth Reading. Parents and guard ians will also be able to print off an excursion permission slip and pay for that excursion online from home.

Warragul Regional

Approve your students participation in excursions www.wrc.vic.edu.au and special events Pay for excursions, special events and camps View your students report as an electronic PDF le View the Worth Reading newsletter.
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Parent and Guardians are welcome to call their student year level administrator at the school on 5623 9900, should they have any queries.

College PO Box 213 Warragul, VIC,3820

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Contacting the College


The college switchboard number is 5623 9900. Alternative means of contact are: Fax: 5623 4473 Email: warragul.co@edumail.vic.gov.au Mail: PO Box 213, Warragul 3820 The College Ofce will be open on Wednesday 22 January 2014 from 10:00am - 3:00pm. The Landmark Book Collection Day is on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 from 10:00am - 2:00pm. The College Ofce will be closed on Thursday 23, Friday 24 and Monday 27 January 2014. All year levels recommence classes on Thursday, 30 January 2014.

student receiving a lunch time detention. For those families seeking new supplies of uniform items, uniform items are available at our parent operated Uniform Shop which also stocks second hand uniform items. The Uniform Shop will be open on Landmark Book Collection Day (22 January 2014) from 10:00am till 2:00pm and an extra day prior to term 1 on Wednesday 29th January - 8.15am to 10.15am. After this we will return to the normal opening times: Tuesday 3.15pm to 4.15pm & Wednesday 1pm to 4pm. In cases of nancial hardship, please contact our College Chaplain, Donna Hunter, or Iain Luck, Assistant Principal (Student Services).

Uniform Policy - Shoes


A number of our students have been coming to school wearing inappropriate shoes. Our college uniform policy states that no runners of any sort are to be worn to Warragul Regional College, this includes Globe and Skate shoes. Runners do not provide students with foot protection that they need particularly in practical subjects such as Foods, Technology, Arts and Science. As a college we are aware that some students have been told that certain runners are appropriate for school wear by some business houses in Warragul. All business houses have been advised that this is not the case and never has been. Also, a number of our female students have been coming to school wearing inappropriate shoes, in particular, shoes that are very open at the top and made of very thin leather. Our college takes its duty of care to its students very seriously. We believe that these shoes do not provide students with the foot protection that they need, particularly, in practical subjects such as Foods, Technology, Arts and Science. Black leather school shoes or boots (girls shoes must be of T-Bar design at the very least and no runners/sneakers of any sort) are the only appropriate shoes. The only reason(s) accepted for a student being out of uniform with respect to inappropriate shoes are: shoes being repaired (short term only and only for infrequent use) and medical certicate (in these circumstances we expect that black shoes be worn) All students who are out of uniform will be required to see their homegroup teacher. Passes will then be issued and any student without an acceptable reason will be given an after school detention. Runners are not to be worn to or from school. Should there be a case of nancial hardship then please contact the college for an interview so that agencies such as the State Schools Relief Fund can be accessed.

Student Pick Up and Drop Off


All students will be expected to be at school by 9.00am when the locker bell sounds. Homegroup will commence at 9.05am sharp. The last class will nish at 3.15pm, with the exception of Thursdays. On these days the nal bell will be at 3.25pm. All students in years 7 and 8 have their lockers in the A and B wings. The closest area for these students to be dropped off and later collected from school is in the Wills Street carpark. A covered area extends along this car park to provide shelter from the sun or rain. The Wills Street car park is the preferred place for parents to deliver at the beginning of the day, or collect students at the end of the day. Please play your part in maintaining a safe environment by complying with parking regulations, speed limits and other trafc controls.

Before and After School


Please note that with the exception of bus travellers, staff supervision is not possible before 8.45 am and that students are expected to leave promptly at the end of the day. Parents are responsible for ensuing supervision at other times.

Uniform
In developing and reviewing the uniform policy, the College Council has been mindful of the need to have a functional, comfortable and affordable uniform. The school believes that the current college uniform is one that students are encouraged to wear with pride in themselves and their school. All students are expected to be in full school uniform from the rst day of school. During the course of the year there may be exceptional circumstances where students are unable to wear full uniform on a particular day. On these occasions an explanatory note from parents / guardians is required indicating the uniform items involved, the reason for them not being available and the anticipated duration of the outof-uniform period. Students who do not supply a note will be given an after school detention. A note that does not provide a valid reason for being out of uniform will result in the
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Duty Of Care
We take our duty of care to each of our students very seriously, and consistently update our records regarding student Health and Wellbeing. There have been occasions where the lack of information about individual students has made it unnecessarily difcult to provide appropriate treatment. Information about individual medical conditions such as asthma, anaphylaxis, allergies, epilepsy, diabetes is essential for our care of students. Any of these conditions, among others, can be a major concern for any family and indeed any school which has a child affected by this condition. If your child has any medical condition including those that require medication then please ensure that you have notied the college in writing (the enrolment form for year 7, 2014 satises this requirement), especially if your childs condition has changed in the past year. If your child is affected by anaphylaxis, would you please contact the college to obtain an Action Plan for your doctor complete. Forms are available from the College ofce and should be returned urgently. The information provided will be used to brief and train our staff to care for your child. Up to date contact information is also essential to enable the college to contact parents in the event of an emergency. If you have changed your contact details since your original enrolment at the school, please conrm with us that we have up to date information. Mobile phone numbers and alternative carer / contacts are particularly important.

What To Bring On Day 1


For year 7 to 12 students, timetabled classes commence on their rst day of school after a whole school assembly and homegroup meetings.

Its Not Okay To Be Away


Attendance Information For Parents/Care Givers Frequently Asked Questions About Attendance: What is my responsibility as a parent/caregiver? Make sure your child: attends school on ALL school days is on time every day Make sure you: provide the school with an explanation if your child is away contact the school if your child does not want to go to school - Absence line phone number 5623 9963 arrange doctor and dentist appointments out of school hours arrange personal shopping trips with your son/daughter or birthday celebrations out of school hours do not allow your child to stay at home for minor reasons

Allergies - Anaphylaxis
Students who are enrolled at our school may have allergies to bees or peanut products. These allergies can cause anaphylaxis. While the school has an emergency management plan developed, it is important to have preventative procedures in place to minimise any likelihood of an incident. As you know, all students need to have a safe environment at school, and therefore I would like to ask the assistance of all parents to establish a safe environment particularly for their student. I am requesting that parents please notify the college if your child suffers from anaphylaxis. This will make a major difference in our preventative program and care of the student. If any parents have questions or queries concerning this request, please contact our School Nurse, Naomi Downing on 5623 9900.

Attendance - Its not okay to be away.


Daily student attendance is essential for your child to reach their potential at school in 2014. Non-attendance at school makes it difcult for students to complete work requirements and consequently to pass subjects. If your son or daughter is going to be absent for any reason please telephone the school on 5623 9900 and tell us: the name of the student their homegroup length of the absence reason for the absence Please follow this up with a note when the student returns to school. A history of non-attendance at school through unapproved or unexplained absences may lead to a review of promotion to the next year level. Alternatively, parents can logon to our Compass system and approve absences via the portal.

SunSmart
SunSmart guidelines require that for students to be involved in outdoor activities (including lunch time and recess) they are required to wear a hat which is enclosed at the top and has a brim of approximately 8cm all around. Warragul Regional College has not introduced a uniform hat. Students are permitted to wear a hat of their choice so long as it is: enclosed at the top and has an approximately 8cm brim all around and carries no offensive logos or signs.

Late Arrival/Early Departure


In some exceptional circumstances, such as medical or dental appointments, students arrive late to school, or need to leave early. Students arriving late are expected to bring an appropriate note of explanation. This must be presented at the ofce where they formally sign in. Students who need to leave early are required to present an explanatory note to their homegroup teacher / year level administrator, and then sign out at the ofce.
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A new year brings a new beginning.

diarY dates
Wed 22 Jan College Ofce Opens 10am - 3pm Landmark Book Collection 10am - 2pm - Staffroom Uniform & Second Hand Book Shop Open 10am - 2pm All staff return to school Curriculum Day - Pupil Free Day Uniform & Second Hand Book Shop Open - 8:15 am - 10:15am Term 1 Commences for all students School Photos Public Holiday - Pupil Free Day Last Day of Term 1 Mon Tues Wed Fri Mon Fri Fri Mon Fri Mon Tues Fri 21 Apr 22 Apr 23 Apr 25 Apr 9 Jun 13 Jun 27 Jun 14 Jul 19 Sept 6 Oct 4 Nov 19 Dec Public Holiday - Pupil Free Day Curriculum Day- Pupil Free Day Term 2 Commences Public Holiday - Pupil Free Day Public Holiday - Pupil Free Day Curriculum Day - Pupil Free Day Last Day of Term 2 Term 3 Commences Last Day of Term 3 Term 4 Commences Public Holiday - Pupil Free Day Last Day of Term 4 2014

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2014 bell times


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 am 9:05 am 9:13 am 10:10 am 11:07 am 11:34 am 11:39 am 12:36 pm 1:33 pm 2:13 pm 2:18 pm 3:15 pm Locker Bell Homegroup Period 1 Period 2 Recess Locker Bell Period 3 Period 4 Lunch Locker Bell Period 5 End of Day Thursday (Extended Homegroup) 9:00 am 9:05 am 9:30 am 10:27 am 11:24 am 11:44 am 11:49 am 12:46 pm 1:43 pm 2:23 pm 2:28 pm 3:25 pm Locker Bell Extended Homegroup Period 1 Period 2 Recess Locker Bell Period 3 Period 4 Lunch Locker Bell Period 5 End of Day

ThanKYou to our 2013 presentation night sponsors


Chris Humphrey Ofce National Ayres Plumbing Warragul Drouin Gazette Warragul Bus Lines Commonwealth Bank Black Tie Aussie Disposals Hivins Service Uniforms by Design Homegrown Design Viatek South Eastern Alto Motors CCG Warragul Lioness Club GippsTAFE Federation University Baw Baw Shire Council Australian Defence Force Community College Gippsland CFMEU Rotary Club Warragul Smith McCarthy Wilson Mr Andrew Burton Mrs Trish Johnson Mr Ian Good Mr Barry Rogers

P.O. Box 213 | 55 Burke Street Warragul 3820 | Ph: (03) 5623 9900 | Fax: (03) 5623 4473 | Web: www.wrc.vic.edu.au E-mail: 9 warragul.co@edumail.vic.gov.au | A.B.N. 19 320 417 831 | CRICOS Provider Code: 00861K

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