Assistant Principal's blog

Join the School Council

George Massouris - Sunday, February 26, 2017

The current composition of our College Council finishes in March. Members are generally elected on a two year appointment with half the members retiring annually. Council meets 8 times per year on a

Thursday evening and meetings begin at 6:00pm. As a parent, College Council is a great way to become involved with the school and be part of the decision making process including matters such as school grounds, policies and procedures as well as financial governance. The varied expertise of parents and community members is greatly valued in continued improvement of our school. I encourage any parents interested to nominate or contact the College. The next council meeting is scheduled for Thursday March 16th.

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Thankyou for your ongoing support

Grip Conference

George Massouris - Friday, February 24, 2017

Our SRC group attended The GRIP Student Leadership Conference which provided our student leaders with training for their role as SCHOOL LEADERS. The focus of this conference centred on what the students can do RIGHT NOW. Ms Gunn our teacher in charge of Student Leadership organised the students to attend this valuable event.
Our student leaders began to develop a clear vision and new perspectives about making a positive contribution as a leader.
This was a great day to motivate and empower our student leaders. They received practical ideas to take back to our school community. The conversations they shared with each other and with leaders from other schools were encouraging to hear. Our school has made some great choices in student leadership this year. Ms.Gunn and I are  looking  forward to  working  with   leaders to  bring  about  positive outcomes  for  the  whole school. 

George Massouris
Assistant Principal

Student Leadership

George Massouris - Friday, February 17, 2017
I would like to congratulate all the students who have nominated for the college captaincy positions this year. 

Every candidate has made a great impression with their speeches to staff and students, all would make fantastic captains of the school. I look forward to working with all these students throughout the year. Ms.Gunn  will be  leading  the group of students during the year and we are part way through electing captains at every year  level.We have also organised some exciting leadership training for our leaders starting with the Grip conference next week. Students who attend will come away with new skills, new perspectives and new ideas for making a positive contribution as a leader. Students will be able to choose elective workshops on the day to tailor their experience to their own leadership role. 

It is with great pleasure that I announce our college Captains for 2017. 
Female Captain: Stella Fili 
Vice-Captain: Dharma De Kleuver 
Male Captain: Sene Smalley 
Vice-Captain: Alex Smith

Every Day Counts: School Attendance

George Massouris - Sunday, February 05, 2017

Participating in school every day gives teenagers the best chance of achieving their goals. A student’s level of school attendance is a major influence on their achievement.

Talking about the importance of attendance
Educational aspirations are strong predictors of educational outcomes. Talk to your teen about their goals and the role schooling will have in achieving them. Your teen may not be aware of the impact that missing school can have in the long term. Having conversations about the importance of going to school every day will show them you value education.

Help your teen maintain good attendance habits
Having an established evening and morning routine can provide structure to ensure assignments are completed and your teenager arrives at school on time. Occasionally, your teen may need to stay home from school—they might be sick, or there might be personal or serious family matters you have to attend to (such as a funeral). While these kinds of events are unavoidable, other events such as shopping trips, holidays, visiting family and friends, or appointments can be scheduled out of school hours.

How can you assist:

  • Speak with your teen about the importance of attending every day.
  • Set a regular evening and morning routine.
  • If possible make appointments out of school hours.
  • Avoid taking your teenager away for holidays during the school term.
  • If your teen seems anxious about going to school, talk to them to find out why.
  • I hope you find  these  ideas  useful.


George Massouris
Assistant Principal

Cranbourne Secondary College