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PHSC Transition Information Sessions for Year 7 2018

Two information sessions for year 7 students wishing to attend PHSC in 2018 will be held on Tuesday, 02 May at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm in the school theatre. Tours of the school will run after each information session.



Ageing with Attitude


The Fundraising, Events & Community Connections committee have organised a special night out at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival so that you can meet other PHSC parents!  We will seat you at a table with other parents with kids in the same year level or you can organise your own table.  Use the discount code “phsc” to get the concession/group booking price on all adult tickets.  Please share this/invite any other PHSC community members (perhaps via this Facebook event) & buy tickets to the show on Wednesday 19th April via the link below:

Monica Dullard is a Baby Boomer! Her mum is 90 and feisty to boot! Join Monica in her new show, chock full of characters, stories and observations about ageing with attitude, and doing what we can, to not get old, including vertical folding of underwear and eating smelly kale! This ‘assisted living’ talkfest will deliver jam-packed, ridiculous fun!

“Very keen comedy eye… hilarious” Herald Sun



Tours of PHSC for prospective students and families for Year 7 intake 2018

PHSC is conducting tours of the school for students and families who are considering Year 7 entry for 2018. There will be 2 tours per week. Tours start at 9 am and run for about an hour. If you wish to attend a tour please click on the link associated with the dates below to book a spot. There is a limit of 30 people per tour and 2 adults per booking - no need to book for children.Tours fill very quickly so please book your spot.

Tours will be conducted:

Term 2

Week 1: 21 April

Week 2: 24 April, 27 April (note: Anzac day 25th April)

Week 3: 2 May, 4 May, 5 May

Week 4: 8 May

You are also invited to attend the Year 7 Transition Information Sessions on May 2nd 2017 at 5pm and 7pm. There is no need to book for these sessions.

For information about Year 7, 2018 enrolment please click here.


To ensure that parent payment practices are consistent, transparent and ensure that all children have access to the standard curriculum, the college has developed a Parent Payment Policy.

Click here to view the policy.


Khulan Onolbaatar: the story, thanks, and farewell for now


Last year we asked our PHSC Community to assist Khulan with international student fees after her mother’s AUSAID postgraduate study funding was withdrawn as a result of government funding changes. Khulan was half way through Year 12 and faced the prospect of not being able to complete her Year 12 studies. The PHSC community rallied to contribute the funding needed for her to stay to complete Year 12.

Khulan remained in Melbourne with her father as carer while her mother returned to Mongolia. We had some tricky times organizing visas: first a bridging visa so she could stay, then an international student visa. Many thanks to Grant McMurdo, Deb Icely and Pauline Gorrie for their assistance with this visa ‘maneuvering’.

Khulan achieved as ATAR of 92.45. She received two raw scores over 40. She achieved an outstanding 41 for EAL (English as an Additional Language) despite arriving in the country less than 2 years before with little English.

Khulan received an International Round offer to Monash Commerce. She wanted to stay here to study. However, we were unable to secure scholarships or financial support as she was not a local student or a refugee. International student education is big business and not really geared for students with financial difficulty. Monash recruitment was very helpful- investigating multiple funding options within the university.

So, in the end, the best solution appeared to be that Khulan return to Mongolia. She departed on 20 January 2017 armed with an excellent VCE result to pursue funding for tertiary study from within Mongolia. She may need to complete or partially complete her undergraduate study before she can move overseas.

From Khulan, her family and friends it is farewell for now. PHSC will keep in touch with her to follow her journey from here. Thanks again to all of you for your support.



Latrobe Vice Chancellors Excellence Award winners


La Trobe University offers a scholarship designed to reward students for outstanding academic achievement, and this year for the first time two of our Year 12 students have received this prestigious and lucrative award. Noah Duldig and Belyan Matthews have topped off a great year at Princes Hill to both be successful recipients. Noah will be undertaking an Honours degree in Psychology while Bel will be studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
Both Noah and Bel will receive $6000 per year for the normal duration of their chosen (including honours) and will also be guaranteed a study abroad scholarship to the value of $1500. Students will also have access to La Trobe’s exclusive Hallmark program, which provides a range of additional benefits that include:
·special elective subjects to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills
· personalised academic coaching with access to exclusive internships
· opportunities to represent the University at student conferences, competitions and events
· an annual Hallmark symposium.
Congratulations to Noah and Bel who are deserving recipients of this fabulous scholarship.


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