End of Term 3
Friday 21st September - Early finish at 2:20
2018 Parent Opinion Survey
The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training. It is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of parents’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour and student engagement. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.
We are asking all parents to complete this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous. This year the Parent Opinion Survey will be conducted from Monday 23rd July to Sunday 26th August.
Please check your email for the link.
We have been selected to undertake PISA testing. PISA, Programme for International Student Assessment, asks students what they have learnt at school and what they think about school. It is the worlds largest student assessment program with half a million participating students from 80 different countries.
30 students have been randonly selected to participate in PISA. The students will be split into two groups as the test will conducted via computer in our lab.Testing will occur on:
Monday 30 July @ 9:30 am
Monday 20 August @ 9:30 am
More information about PISA and testing available on the PISA website
Farewell from the Principal
After seven years as Principal of Tarneit Senior College, I will be leaving at the end of Term 2. I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the many families and students I have been involved with over the past 7 years. I have been very fortunate to work with parents who have been supportive of our College and their child.
TSC began with 75 students, 6 staff and 2 permanent buildings in 2012 and has grown in the last 7 years to over 570 students & 60 staff and while the building program has been a constant battle for us, we are now well on the way to completing the magnificent structures of Stage 2.
Starting a school from scratch is a rare opportunity and I have been lucky enough to be part of that experience. Having the chance to hand pick our staff has been a privilege. The office and teaching staff at Tarneit Senior are second to none. Their enthusiasm and dedication to ensuring they get the best from every student is evident every day. I feel honoured to have been able to work with such a hardworking and professional team.
I would like to thank two of our original parents in particular, Andrea Mansell & Norma Bertram who have been members of our College Council since construction began in 2011. Their dedication to our school has been amazing, and their support of the staff at the school as we have grown has been amazing and highly valued.
My Principal colleagues, Rosa, Suzie and Martin have also been amazing. Committing to a new school is a huge challenge for teachers, support staff and principals. Without their drive and commitment, creating our school would have been impossible. Our Business Managers, Ann and Kathrine have also been pivotal to our school‘s successful creation and development.
I wish all families the very best this year and look forward to hearing about future successes.