From Mr Furze – Update 3, Term 3, 2017

Welcome to week 6,

Today’s eNews segment come on location at our whole college Book Parade
It is difficult to believe that next week is already the seventh week of term 3 – wow!
Maybe soon we will see a change in the weather and we will start to feel some warmer days ahead. This busy stage of the year is starting to gather momentum.

Enrolments for 2018 continue to roll in; the magical 2500 student level is not that far off. Enrolment forms are being sent to all Year 7 families who have indicated that HGC is their preferred school to commence their child’s secondary education in 2018. Prep numbers in particular, continue to increase on a daily basis. Any parents who have not enrolled their prep child for 2018, please contact our Enrolment Registrar, Michelle Fitzsimmons.

One thing I have come to realise very quickly, you cannot afford to blink, or you will miss something!! Once again, a huge thanks to our very professional staff team here at Hazel Glen, I am extremely proud of you all.

This week is Book Week.
To help celebrate, teachers across the college have been organising great literacy activities in their classrooms throughout the week.
Congratulations to all the students who participated in today’s book parade. The Junior School parade this morning was simply brilliant. Our Kindergarten children had an enjoyable time throughout the week. A great deal of thought and creativity went into many of the outfits the students wore. Our Middle School students also got into the day – well done to all.

Once again to the staff, you continue to amaze me in your desire to be in the moment – your modelling of our book day was once again an example of your commitment to the students at Hazel Glen.

A change of direction.
Please note that I have received communication from the Council that parking inspectors will be patrolling the parking area around the College. In particular, cars parking across driveways in Painted Hills and Cookes Rd. I have indicated in the newsletter on a number of occasions of the need for parents to be both responsible and vigilant when parking and crossing the road. An important reminder, please use supervised crossings only.

Last Monday night I had the opportunity to attend the Hazel Glen Scout Group’s annual meeting and presentation ceremony held in the Scout Centre. The evening was a great success. It was fantastic to see the significant growth in the group over the last three months, in particular. Importantly, for those not aware, a new Scout Centre has been built on the College site. This is a shared facility and it is home to our The building will be a fantastic addition to our overall planned infrastructure, with dedicated use by both the Scouts and Out of School Hours Care. I would encourage all parents interested in their son or daughter joining this Hazel Glen Scout Group (currently, Joeys and Cubs to contact the group, hear the details about the program and be part of this exciting adventure.

Congratulations to our Girls Netball teams that have taken the competition by storm. Last week, our Year 7 and Year 8 Girls teams played off in the North Western Metropolitan Regional Finals.
Our Year 7 Girls Won the competition and will be representing Hazel Glen College at the state finals in early September.
Our Year 8 Girls were just pipped at the line and were runners up in the region. A huge congratulations to both teams and a special thank you to teachers, Carina Kufner and Jacinta Dwight for dedicating their lunchtimes to coaching their teams.