Principal’s Message Term 2 Week 4 19th May 2017

Year 9 Archibald Prize
This week, I had the pleasure of presenting to the winners of the Year 9 Visual Arts Archibald ‘Student Choice Award’. I was very impressed with the quality of their artwork, with each drawing showing the characters and features of their chosen celebrity.

Thank you to Mrs Renee May for organising this opportunity for students to showcase their work and involving the whole College in the event. I invite you to read more about the competition by Mrs May.

Congratulations to following three very talented Year 9 Visual Arts students who received the majority of the student votes for their ‘Student Choice Award’ Archibald drawings. Whilst they will not receive the $3500.00 prize money to equal the People’s Choice Award for the 2017 Archibald Prize, they will hopefully enjoy their small gift of either an art drawing book, canteen voucher or chocolate!

Thank you to the students who participated and voted.

1st Place: Kate Burgess (drawing of Rhianna)
2nd Place: Jessica Dickinson (drawing of Marilyn Monroe)
3rd Place: Claire McLaughlin (drawing of Angelina Jolie)

Mrs Renee May
Teacher of Art

Thank You
This week I received a letter from Mr Gary Spencer and Mr George Wise, thanking the College community for their participation in the 2017 ANZAC Commemorations.
It is always a proud moment for me when I see the College being represented by such fine young people, and I thank our students sincerely for their cooperation and reverence at such events.

Dear Mr Dempsey
We at the Port Macquarie RSL sub-Branch would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your school for your support of the 2017 ANZAC Commemorations.
ANZAC Day is such an important day for our Veterans and their families and your participation is very much appreciated. The display of community support ensure that our Veterans receive the respect and honour that they deserve. We look forward to our continued involvement with our commemoration services.
Thank you again
Yours sincerely
Gary Spencer
Honorary Secretary
Port Macquarie RSL sub-Branch

Dear Mr Dempsey
On behalf of the members I would like to express our appreciation at the attendance of your students at our ANZAC Commemoration this year.
We look forward to your school’s participation next year
Yours faithfully
George Wise
Hon. Secreatary

Michael Grose Presentation
Thank you to Mrs Peta Rourke, Parent Assembly Cluster Organiser for Hastings Macleay Region, for your orgainisation of the visit by well-known parenting author Michael Grose.
Michael’s address to parents was well-received by parents with useful information and many handy hints.

Change of Family Details
If your child is sick or injured at school, it is extremely important that we can contact you.
Please notify the College Office of any change of phone numbers, including those of your listed emergency contacts and your address.
Please also advise the College of any medical conditions we need to be aware of e.g. Asthma, allergies etc.

Year 12 Principal’s Reference
All Year 12 students have been invited to apply for a Principal’s Reference. Applications close on Friday 30th June 2017.
Applying for a Principal’s Reference is essentially a four step process:

Step One Request TWO Teacher References.
Step Two Complete the Online Application form via Moodle by the due date.
Step Three Complete the Principal’s Reference Student Information sheet.
Step Four Optional interview with Mr Dempsey.

Principal’s References will be given to students in their Graduation Portfolio once their sign out process is complete (normally mid-November).
Enquiries: Please contact Mrs Joanne Williams in the College Office

Please note: Principal’s References are not intended to be used for university or scholarship applications. Should students require a reference for either of these purposes they need to see Mrs Karen Bale or Mrs Leanne Tinsey (Leaders of Career and University Transition).

God Bless

Jim Dempsey
College Principal