Assistant Principal's blog

2017 Awards Ceremony

George Massouris - Sunday, December 10, 2017


It was once again a great pleasure to assemble the visuals for the college awards. I spent quite a few hours in front of a computer screen assembling it all. It was  a great  privilege to  be involved with the staff  honor roll. Kim Keher, Julie Cox, Julie Scott and Anita Templin were added to the 15 year honor roll. All staff contribute to the great college we work in. This group added in 2017 have served us for 15 great years in their own very special ways.

We had a wonderful evening at Bunjil Place.I was really proud of all the award recipients.

I have linked here my tribute to Anita Templin.

https://youtu.be/wqHzFh-lKi4


George Massouris
Assistant Principal.

Year 9 Destination Day

George Massouris - Saturday, November 25, 2017
The year 9 destination day was an outstanding showcase of the best work from city journey experience. The video work this year was outstanding. I was very impressed with the themes our students chose to base their hypothesis around. We were also treated to some of the best moments  from the Create festival during the afternoon.

A great achievement by the Year 9 students and teachers. Good  luck in Year 10. I have really enjoyed being involved with the year 9 students in their final year of Junior School.

Unity A poem_ teachers and parents working together

George Massouris - Friday, November 17, 2017

 

 

Unity

I dreamt I stood in a studio,

And watched two sculptors there.

The clay they used was a young child’s mind,

And they fashioned it with care.

One was a teacher, the tools he used

Were books, music, and art.

One a parent with a guiding hand

And a gentle loving heart.

 

Day after day, the teacher toiled,

With a touch that was deft and sure.

While the parent labored by his side,

And polished and smoothed it o’er.

 

And when at last, their work was done,

They were proud of what they had wrought.

For the things they had molded into the child,

Could neither be sold nor bought.

 

And each agreed they would have failed

If each had worked alone,

For behind the parent stood the school

And behind the teacher the home.

 

-Author Unknown

Here’s hoping all of your children have a successful year at school!

Our teachers complete Literacy for Learning course

George Massouris - Friday, November 17, 2017

 

Literacy for learning is a professional development program for teachers in all subject areas that addresses the fundamental relationship between literacy and successful learning.

  • Development of teachers’ understanding of literacy as a capacity for making meaning in schooling contexts
  • Development of teachers’ understanding of the need for explicit teaching practices that will build up students’ repertoires of language and visual resources so that they can be successful learners across all learning areas
  • Provision of a positive context for teachers to reflect critically and openly on their teaching
  • Development of shared understandings about literacy in order to improve the effectiveness of whole-school collaboration in ensuring the literacy development of all students.

Our teachers have completed the 6 modules of the course. We have 8 accredited tutors who will continue this valuable work with our teachers in 2018. The course was a thought provoking experience for our teachers and is central to our college commitment in improving literacy across all subjects by all students.

George Massouris

Assistant Principal

...coming soon - Awards Evening

George Massouris - Sunday, November 12, 2017




Teachers- Looking Back

At this time every year I usually find the time to assemble the images that represent the year the school has had. It's always a great thrill to see how it turns  out. My  family road test the  videos and  give me the feedback without prejudice. I always labour over the  sound that will go with the images. We also honour the teachers that have served the school for 15 years. I have linked a short  guide video of the many teachers who have been  part of  the Cranbourne SC journey. I thought I'd post it for you and for me. Looking back you can see so many changes that have taken place. One thing remains...the amazing dedication of the teachers at the school. Click the above link to see the slideshow.

I hope you enjoy it.

George Massouris
Assistant Principal

Pancake Day

Xiaoqian (Sunny) Sun - Friday, October 27, 2017

To everything There is a season - MultiPride

George Massouris - Sunday, October 22, 2017


A time to remember the students who have contributed to MultiPride throughout there school years. Last Friday we said farewell to our year 12 leaders of MultiPride. We are appreciate the efforts of this group. They have worked very hard to bring about harmony in our school. The were able to develop our logo and ensure the  jumper and  badges were worn with pride. They made themselves available to students in need and  developed many engaging activities to promote well being in the college. They regularly attended and contributed to this program. They have been significant in raising the profile of MultiPride to the wider community. I know Anita Templin was very proud of these students because they helped build the leadership skills of all students who have been part of this experience.

We now have a new generation of leaders who are keen to carry on the good work that our year 12 students have carried out. They are guided by the dedicated work of Annette Evans who has been instrumental in maintaining the high standards of  this group of students. In a year that was presenting itself to be difficult MultiPride has grown stronger than ever.

I have been privileged to be working with such dedicated and enthusiastic young people who will no doubt continue to lead in their own way in the wider community. I am forever grateful for the knowledge and friendship they were able to bring to me as we worked together in MultiPride.

Farewell friends ..be sure to return to visit as you will always be a part of our MultiPride.

George Massouris
Assistant Principal


Term 3 was a fantastic term.

George Massouris - Saturday, September 23, 2017

 

That was an incredible term that had some fantastic highlights. Our school values of PRICE were evident throughout the ter. I remain in awe of students and staff alike who have given of their best in a range of situations to achieve personal and community growth, resulting in our school culture forever improving.

I have worked closely with our student leaders in a variety of forums. The students in SRC, MultiPride, Teach the Teacher and our form captains have all contributed to discussions aimed at building their leadership capacity and strengthening the outcomes of students. Student leadership is certainly going from strength to strength at the College. We have raised money for charity and supported the local food truck that delivers food to the needy in the local area.

Our Year 9 students spent many hours in the city capturing the data for their term 4 projects that they will present to their parents. They visted some Melbourne landmarks and interviewed a wide range of people to complete these assignments.

There have  been many extracurricular events  throughout the term  that  have  been  great showcases of  the  enthusiasm and  commitment of  our students and staff. The School Production Ned Kelly was a great delight to see. We also had five students represent the college at the State School Spectacular which was held at the Hisense arena. The performers were all outstanding appearing on stage at the highest level. Our college band has started its tour of local schools performing a brilliant concert at Cranbourne Primary School.

Term three has been demanding for our year 12 students. They enter the final stage of their schooling with us as they come closer to the exam period in term four.  We encourage Year 12 students to work as hard as they can in the coming weeks leading into exams.

We recently received the 2017 NAPLAN results. This data will be carefully considered and analysed to determine where further improvements can be made with respect to student outcomes in Numeracy and Literacy.  Parents were recently sent the individual results by mail.  The college is embarking on a major restructure of curriculum over the next few years. Our year 7 program is going very well and the students are benefiting greatly from the focus on skill building.

There were many more highlights throughout the term involving sport teams and high achieving students in many fields.

I wish you a safe holiday period.  I am hoping the students and staff get some much needed rest.  I look forward to working with you again in term four.

2017 State School Spectacular showcases our very best

George Massouris - Sunday, September 17, 2017


It was a great privilege to attend the Victorian State Schools Spectacular. More than 200 schools showcased how “Anything is Possible” at the event which was held at Hisense Arena. I was lucky enough to watch both performances. 

The shows explored the  themes of creativity, freedom of expression and self-empowerment – taking inspiration from the song Pure Imagination (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) which was a stand out  feature in the show

Jesse Rose Woods, Rani Wightman and Bonnie Ramsay performed brilliantly in their expertly choreographed routines whilst Sene Smalley and Joseph Stewart entertained us with powerful vocal performances.

I bumped into a few of the students at the break and also some staff and parents.I could not resist the selfie. The students were excited to see a familiar face.This is a world class event and the students are a tremendous inspiration to us all in our community. Some of them have appeared here more than  once and performed with great confidence throughout.The show had some memorable sequences. I was impressed with  the Hey Ya sequence where the bride carried Sene our school Captain off at the end of their wedding scene.The show ended with a triumphant Your The Voice which had the whole cast and audience involved.

I'd like to congratulate the students on a marvelous achievement and performance. I would also like to thank the families and teachers who supported these students throughout. there will be some great stories to tell from this wonderful experience in the future.

Anything is Possible

George Massouris

Assistant Principal

 

SRC Pop Concert Lunchtime 11/09/2017

George Massouris - Sunday, September 10, 2017


On Monday  at lunchtime the SRC will be hosting there answer to Monterey POP which happened 50 years ago. Our concert is called SRC Pop.
We have a few songs lined up and a special guest Tyra Lewis appearing to entertain you while you eat your lunch.
Get out there and enjoy the fun if you can. All our support this time goes to the Casey Food Truck which will also be on the grounds to spread the peace vibe. Come and meet our young school leaders under the one annex.

All students are invited to attend.