Assistant Principal's blog

Everyday Hero Head Shave For Cancer

George Massouris - Sunday, May 14, 2017

One of the best parts of being an Assistant Principal is when you witness the individual efforts of students engaging the school community to get behind a great cause.Shadab Safa and Ahmad Mohammadi have shaved their heads to highlight that we are all  touched in some way by the loss of  someone to cancer. This year we lost a teacher and friend  Ms Anita Templin. The school community has helped raise nearly $1000 dollars so far. I am really proud of the  awareness campaign these students have conducted. I have never shaved a head before. It brought me closer to gaining the courage to take the challenge myself.

You can support the boys at the following  link:

George Massouris
Assistant Principal

2017 Information Evening for Parents

George Massouris - Sunday, May 07, 2017

The Information evening that the college held last week was a great success.Prospective parents and students gathered in our theater to hear about  our great school  from our college leaders and students. The audience was treated to some  great  performances from our college band led by Josh Mitchell(Performing Arts Leader)
The college ran some tours of the school where parents and students were provided with a glimpse of school life. Mock classes in Arts, Humanities, Music and Technology were held to show what it is like in a secondary school classroom.

I was really proud of all  the teachers and students who contributed to this great event.

George Massouris
Assistant Principal

MultiPride Jumpers have Arrived!

George Massouris - Sunday, April 23, 2017

Our students who join MultiPride and become regular contributors to the team are issued a  jumper. They  must  wear the  jumper
to signify that they are in MultiPride and they are approachable for help in the yard or in class.
They have many ideas about school improvement that you will be hearing about  during 2017. MultiPride meets weekly on a Friday.They are led by Ms. Annette Evans.

George Massouris
Assistant Principal

Our Students Shine at CMY Exhibition

George Massouris - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

On Saturday the 8th April I had the pleasure of attending the Journey to Self-exhibition in the city. Some of our senior students exhibited their ART and performances to this uplifting event.

We heard the experiences of youth from refugee backgrounds and witnessed some thought provoking art work. Young people can encounter significant barriers as they try to settle in Australia.

The event highlighted the young people’s challenges of growing up, figuring out how things are done and adjusting to unfamiliar cultural, academic and social expectations.

I was very proud of our students and all the young people in the room. My son accompanied me to the event and he asked me on the way home if he could join CMY.

George Massouris
Assistant Principal

End of Term 1

George Massouris - Saturday, April 01, 2017

First term 2017 has been an exciting time for teaching and learning at Cranbourne Secondary College. We welcomed a new  group of Year 7 students and introduced them to our  newly designed curriculum. They have  thoroughly enjoyed the  emphasis on deep learning.
Classrooms have been very productive as CATS, SACS and KLA assessments have been completed. There were some encouraging conversations about learning progress occurring at Student Parent Teachers conferences held last week, helping to further support learning.

I have been privileged to be  invited to a range of activities outside the classroom including Polyhood, MultiPride, Point Leo Surf Day, SRC Grip conference, Athletics carnival to name a few amazing highlights there has been plenty happening to keep students actively engaged both inside and outside the classroom.

I have been proud to be a part of the election of a new Student Leadership team and the introduction of form captains for every class 7-12.The MultiPride group has also shown great strength in  numbers and delivered a series of  student conversations during  lunch breaks.
I hope everyone enjoys some family time over the holidays and I encourage all senior students to ensure a balance between study and relaxation. Develop a study timetable and stick to it, it will be worth it. Have a safe and relaxing holiday.

It has been a great start to the year!

George Massouris
Assistant Principal

Polyhood 2017

George Massouris - Sunday, March 26, 2017
Polyhood 2017 was a great example of what this college is all about.The community spirit was alive and well during these performances. Annette Evans did a fantastic job directing what was a fabulous expo of our talented young people. We are blessed to have her put her heart and soul into these events.

A packed  theatre  of  students, parents and teachers witnessed some emotional and entertaining performances.Sene Smalley our school captain delivered a moving tribute to AnitaTemplin who was always a proud supporter of Polyhood.

A big shout out to Katie Lautolo who helped organise the event from the start last year. To Lomi Paniora and Ina Tumu for sorting out the rehearsals, along with Sarah Garlick for supervising the groups. 
Thanks to Jeremiah Ah Sui for designing the poster and operating sound for the show, Zainel Khan for operating the lights and Mahonri Akaiti for being indispensable backstage. 
Also to Stella Fili for leading Around The World and Kenan Opetaia for getting his group to perform and for both for introducing the show.

I was extremely proud to be a part of this traditional school event where the community expresses how a village can educate a child.

Here are some links to the evening. You will be amazed.


Tyra Lewis 2017

Joseph Stewart

Diaries for all Year 12...Yes We Can!

George Massouris - Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 25 2017
I was thinking about something different that I could do to support our students this year. Usually I make a film and capture the school journey and play it back for them them at the end of the year. In a conversation with Maria Falduti and ex teacher of Cranbourne Secondary College we came up with an idea to see if  it would be possible to source a free diary for the students.

This initiative was to support their writing and study habits. After quite a few long phone calls and negotiations Maria was able to get Campion Books to issue our year 12 students with a free diary  this year.

I was over the moon about this and so were the School Leaders. We were able to get the diary to them just in time for the holidays.

A big shout out to Campion Books for coming to the  party.
George Massouris 
Assistant Principal

Polyhood Tonight

George Massouris - Thursday, March 23, 2017

Polyhood is one of the most exciting events of the school calendar. This week we celebrate cultural awareness week for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Get your ticket to is a taste  of what  happened  last year

I look forward to seeing you all there tonight to support our school community.

George Massouris

Assistant Principal


Polyhood 2007


Harmony Week

George Massouris - Tuesday, March 21, 2017


There were some great costumes on display on FREE Dress Day. It was a great start to Harmony Week. This week we celebrate cultural awareness week for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The free dress day raised $715.05. The SRC have decided to direct this money to the Peter Mac organisation. The students felt that they could pay tribute to Anita Templin who had committed much of her work to Harmony activities in this college.
Congratulations to Ms Evans, Ms Gunn and the VCAL team for bringing about a great day and week ahead.
We look forward to celebrating more cultural diversity during the week. Get your ticket for Polyhood on Thursday night.

George Massouris
Assistant Principal

Pancake Day

George Massouris - Friday, March 10, 2017

Many Australians make and share pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. Selling pancakes to raise money for charity is a popular activity. Some churches, businesses and charities hold Pancake Day events by making fresh pancakes and selling them. Proceeds from these events go towards various causes, such as support for low-income families who are experiencing tough times.
Our SRC leaders had a great day serving pancakes to raise money for the charity The Uniting Care who help ‘Australians living in crisis including those suffering homelessness, domestic violence, addictions and financial hardship’.

We sold our pancakes for $1 each. I had the task of supplying the sugar and lemon juice.

It was a great way to support our school leaders and a great cause as well.

George Massouris
Assistant Principal