This year’s Orientation Day for Grade 6 into Year 7 will be on the 10th December.   The College always looks forward to meeting our new students and Orientation Day is always a day of mixed emotions for Grade 6 students; whilst excited about the thought of entering the College, most are uncertain on how this transition will take place. Enrolments for 2014 are still open and if families have not enrolled as yet please contact the general office at Echuca College 54821133. Parents are invited to attend the assembly followed by morning tea in the staff room.

 Next week will see VCE examinations finish on 21st November with our last exam being Indonesian Language. Our Year 12 Graduation Dinner will be held the same day starting at 6.30pm at the Moama Bowling Club. Next week Years 11 and 10 students will have Thursday and Friday as their 2014 course confirmation counselling days. This means Years 11 and 10 students will only be required at school to attend their course confirmation interviews.

Our Academic Year for 2014 will start on Monday 25th November with all students required at school. For our senior students this provides an opportunity to get work underway in their VCE. Texts for English and other pre-reading can start before the interruptions of Christmas and the January holidays. The program runs for two weeks for Years 10 and 11 (2014 Years 11 &12) and finishes on the 6th December. The remaining Year levels will finish school on Friday 20th December at 2.30pm. ‘Echuca College Celebrates’ will be held in the College stadium on Tuesday 17th December.

 Next week the process will start for the selection of our College Captains for 2014. The College has had outstanding young people as our Captains over the years and this year’s team have followed in their predecessors footsteps. Our Year 11 students will nominate candidates, who will then be interviewed by the principals and candidates will complete the process by delivering a speech to their peers as to why they should be elected College Captain. We will have our 2014 Captains in place before senior students leave for their Christmas break and the official handover will take place at our ‘Celebration Evening’ on the 17th December. Good luck to all the candidates.