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What is the symbol of the school?
The golden eagle is the symbol of the school, and our motto is ‘Courage’. These were inspired by historical events at Preshil and by the story, ‘The Wings of Courage’. This relates the story of the child Clopin who discovers personal courage by following his own path in life.
When do Arlington parents get reports?
Reports are provided biannually for all Arlington students including the nursery school.
When do Blackhall/Kalimna (Senior School) parents get reports?
Mid year and at the end of the year, two types of reports are provided: subject specific reports and general development reports, the latter of which provide an overall view of how students are going academically and socially. In VCE, additional reporting is provided at the end of Term 1.
When are parent-teacher interviews?
At Arlington two parent-teacher conference opportunities are provided throughout the year. Parents are also encouraged to discuss their child’s progress at any time throughout the year and not necessarily wait for formal reporting times. Just ring to make a time or ask the teacher in person.All queries regarding the Year 7/8 program should be directed to Sandy Barnes, or to the subject teacher directly. From Year 9 at Blackhall/Kalimna, three-way conferences are held including the parents, teacher and student. These are structured to foster a sense of equity between participants as the student assumes fuller responsibility for their own learning. All Year 9/10 queries should initially be directed to the student’s Forum group teacher and then via the subject teacher and/or coordinator James Caudle. Please direct VCE queries to the student’s tracker initially and then via the subject teacher and/or VCE coordinator Marisa Lawlor.
What is a fireside chat?
Fireside chats are an Arlington tradition. They go back to the days of Margaret Lyttle (Mug) and the fire in her living room in Arlington House, around which people gathered to talk together. Primary teachers invite the parents of their class group to come to an evening in the classroom where they explain the curriculum and examine the day’s activities with the parents. It’s a friendly casual affair with tea, coffee and cake. Some of the children’s work may be on display or the parents invited to join in an activity. It is an opportunity for you to find out what your child does each day if when you ask them what they did they say, “nothing” or “stuff”.
Is there a tuckshop or canteen at Preshil?
A.There is no canteen at Arlington. Doo Dahs (break-up parties) at the end of each term provide an opportunity for children at Arlington to have a shared, catered lunch. There is a canteen situated at Blackhall/Kalimna. This provides morning tea and lunch Monday-Friday for students and staff. It is run by Year 10 students who complete a Food Handler’s Certificate course as a component of their studies. The students have responsibility for all aspects of the business including ordering stock, serving customers and cooking (which often includes food grown in the school kitchen garden.) Students must also manage the monetary side of the business and determine how profits will be used. In the past, students have decided to help fund school events and also donated profits to a range of humanitarian organisations and local groups in need.
- What is a Doo Dah?
- On a Friday near the end of every term at Arlington, parents provide a feast for morning tea and lunch. A BBQ, fruit, hot chocolate and cake are all served ‘On the Bricks’ (the brick paved area between the Kevin Borland Hall and the 8s and 9s) by chatty parents wearing latex gloves. Vegetarian children are also catered for. Each child is asked to contribute $5 to the cost of the Doo Dah and volunteers are always welcome.