Aitken College Newsletter

11 May 2018
Issue Six
Important Diary Dates
Principal's Message
Deputy Principal
College Head of Learning
Parents & Friends 
Performing Arts
Physical Education
Business Directory
Aitken College
(03) 9333 1866
1010 Mickleham Road
Greenvale, Victoria, 3059

Important Diary Dates

2018 Term Dates

Term 2: 16 April to 21 June

Term 3: 16 July to 21 September

Term 4: 8 October to 12 December

Important Diary Dates for 2018

Monday 11 June

Queen's Birthday Holiday


Thursday 21 June

Term 2 concludes for students


Friday 22 June

Report Writing Day (no students)


Monday 16 July

Term 3 commences


Tuesday 7 August

Parent Teacher Interviews (Prep-12)


Thursday 16 August

Parent Teacher Interviews (Prep-12)


Friday 17 August

Professional Learning Day (no students)


Friday 21 September

Term 3 ends


Monday 8 October

Term 4 commences


Monday 5 November

Mid Term Break


Tuesday 6 November

Melbourne Cup Day Holiday


Friday 23 November

Report Writing Day (no students)


Monday 10 December

Presentation Night (Years 3-12)


Wednesday 12 December

Term 4 ends



Principal's Message









                    Mrs Josie Crisara

Gonski 2.0 Review

The Gonski 2.0 review has put the education debate into the media. Education today has made a huge shift, particularly in the last twenty years or so. The nature of schools and learning has had some major changes with the needs of students and the work force becoming more complex. Although literacy and numeracy are still fundamental key skills, the access we now have to knowledge and how it is obtained, used and re-imagined has shifted enormously. The teacher’s role has become more complex with learning focussing on creating understanding. All this is to prepare young people for a globalised world requiring skills such as collaboration, creativity, problem solving, critical thinking and an understanding of self and others.

20 Year Celebration

As we celebrate 20 years of providing education in the north, we will celebrate this next week with special Assemblies for students. 15 May was the first day of classes on the Aitken College site, after commencing the year at Avondale Heights.  Please see early photos of the school.


Mothers Day Breakfast & Stall

The Parents and Friends ran their Mothers Day breakfast and stall on Thursday 10 May. Thank you to all the parents who volunteered their time and also the Aitken College Hospitality students who helped out; provided tea, coffee and hot chocolate. They would like to thank the Parents and Friends Association for the donation of aprons.  We wish all Mothers and Grandmothers a Happy Mothers Day. 


Deputy Principal








                    Mr Kim Forward

Whole School Photo

As part of the College’s 20th birthday celebrations, a whole school photo will be taken on Monday 14 May. All students must be in full College winter uniform on that day; any student not dressed correctly (including if without a blazer) will not be permitted in the photo.


A reminder to all parents that traffic at the front of the school along the bus zone is strictly one-way only from 8.00am – 8.45am and from 2.50pm to 4.15pm. This is a road safety measure during peak times. Cars recently doing the wrong thing in the school grounds:

  • ZSP 811 - parking in visitor parking to collect students (this is risking children’s safety)
  • UNY 066 - smoking on school grounds (this is illegal)
  • 1AD 7BB - parking in staff parking area (risking childen’s safety)
  • 1MO 72K - parking in  loading zone,  parking in disabled zone without a permit
  • ANI 195 - collecting a student without parking
  • APY 192 - speeding and turning right

Parenting Ideas Article

We all want “the best for our kids”, but all parents struggle with how to do this. We want children to be happy, successful, independent, resilient and all those great qualities that we are told they must have, but how do they achieve these? I encourage you to look at the resources available at - you can subscribe to their blog and newsletter. In this and upcoming newsletters, I will include some very useful parenting articles that contain relevant and useful tips and advice. This week’s article is on 'Helping Children Achieve Sustained School Success'.


The iParent Site

The Office of The eSafety Commissioner has launched the iParent site, with advice for parents on handing children’s safety issues. Go to:

Whether you are a parent, carer, grandparent, aunt or uncle, it can be a difficult task keeping up with young people and technology, or even knowing when and how to start the conversation about online safety. The Screen Smart Parent Tour is designed to help parents and carers of 10 to 14-year-olds keep on track with online safety. The ‘tour’ offers practical tips and advice via six important online topics to help manage online issues if they arise.




College Head of Learning

NAPLAN Tests 2018

Parents of students in Years 3, 5, 7 & 9 should have received an email from me last week which provided details about the upcoming NAPLAN tests, but for anyone who would like to know more, here are some frequently asked questions and the test schedule.


Q. When are NAPLAN tests happening?               

A. Term 2, Weeks 5 & 6 (May 15-25)


Q. What tests do the children sit?                           

A. 4 tests: Language Conventions, Writing, Reading, Numeracy. Tests range from 40 minutes to 65 minutes, depending on the test type and year level. All tests except the Writing tests will be completed online on an iPad using the NAP Locked-down browser. Year 3 students will complete the Writing test with paper and pencil. Year 5, 7 & 9 students will each have the choice between an iPad and a desktop computer with a standard computer keyboard for the Writing test.


Q. When do we get the results?

A. Usually late in Term 3. They are released by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and mailed to you by the school.


Q. What does the school do to prepare the children for the tests?

A. Each student has completed a practice test session in class, answering sample questions from each test type. Students have been shown how to record their answers on the online test platform. We do NOT run full ‘rehearsal’ tests as schools are strongly advised not to do so.


Q. What can parents do to prepare their children for the tests?

A. We would like parents to reassure their children that:

  • they should simply try their best on the test days, just as they should in all of their classes;
  • the NAPLAN tests are not something to worry about;
  • their worth as a person is not dependent on their score;
  • NAPLAN scores do not contribute to their school results;
  • NAPLAN test results are used to help teachers to know what we need to teach in class.

ACARA (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority) does NOT recommend that children use products such as practice test booklets or coaching services to prepare for the tests. None of the products available commercially are endorsed by ACARA.


Q. Can I see the tests?

A. No, the actual tests are strictly secured and will not be released to the public. However, there are examples of test question types published at


Q. Does my child have to sit the tests?

A. Parents or carers may withdraw their child from the tests to address issues such as religious beliefs and philosophical objections to testing. It is recommended that withdrawal be considered in consultation with your child's school. If you would like to withdraw your child from testing, written notification must be received by the school prior to testing. I will then provide a form authorising the withdrawal of the student from NAPLAN tests this year, which must be signed and returned to me before testing commences on 15 May.


Please refer to attached NAPLAN Test Schedule 2018


Ms Kerri Batch

College Head of Learning

Parents & Friends 

We hope you all enjoyed the Mothers Day activities on Thursday.

Next Activity

The Parents and Friends Association are running the canteen at the 2018 VCE Theatre Studies Production, 'The Boat'  which is directed by Mr Michael Cooper in the Chapel and Performing Arts Centre on the  following dates:

  • 17 May at 7.30pm
  • 18 May at 3.30pm
  • 19 May at 7.30pm

If you can spare an hour to help at one of the above canteens either in the evening or after school it would be a great help. Please let us know by emailling [email protected].

Trivia Night

Have you got this date in your calendar? Trivia Night re-scheduled to Saturday 11 August. Come and test your every day knowledge and be surprised. It is a cheap and fun Saturday night entertainment. The funds raised from all our activities go back into purchasing extra things for the school and is all run by volunteers.

Cumberland Dance Party

Friday 15 June is the Cumberland Dance Party commencing at 7.00pm. More details will be provided in the next newsletter.

Mothers Day

How lucky were we to have such beautiful weather for the Mothers Day breakfast on Thursday? A big thank you to all the volunteers that made the morning possible. We would also like to thank the hospitality group for helping with the coffee and hot chocolate on such a crisp morning. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended the morning and to thank you for your patience waiting for your bacon and egg rolls. Some of our morning did not go as planned so your patience was appreciated.

We hope all of the Mothers and Grandmothers enjoy the gifts they receive from the Mothers Day stall. We had a fabulous group of mums helping your children carefully select gifts for you. A big thank you to the volunteers for the stall. The children really do get a kick out of seeing you there on the day.
We would like to congratulate Allison Phelan for winning the Mothers Day raffle. We hope you enjoy all the goodies in the hamper!!!

Mrs Kathryn McKenzie

Parents & Friends Association - Vice President










                    Mr David Murphy

Year 11 Presentation Ball

In preparation for the annual Year 11 Presentation Ball, dance lessons will start on Monday 14 May. The ball will be held on Saturday 25 August. Students will once again be under the guidance of dance teacher, Mr Sebastian Riscica and will have ten lessons and a full day rehearsal at Moonee Valley on Tuesday 21 August. There will be three dance practice time slots: Mondays 3.30pm to 4.40pm; Tuesdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm and Wednesdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Participating students will receive notification shortly of which session they are allocated to. Invitations for families to attend the Ball will be mailed to families towards the end of term. Tickets will be purchased through Trybooking online booking; detailed instructions of booking procedures will also be mailed to families.

Mid-Year Exams

Mid-year exams are approaching. Year 10 and Year 11 exams will take place from Friday 15 June to Thursday 21 June. The GAT, for all students studying a Unit 3-4 subject, is on Wednesday 13 June. It is very important that all students make mid-year exams their highest priority over this period of time. The exam timetable is quite tight and students will have more than one exam on a day on some occasions. This means that Year 10 and 11 students will have to prioritise study over the next few weeks. Organisational skills and forward planning will be important; study cannot be left to the night before an exam especially if there are two exams on a particular day.


I strongly encourage all parents to talk to their children about their preparation for the upcoming exams. At this stressful time, students need loving support and gentle encouragement from their families; parents should focus on helping children to achieve their own personal best performance. The following advice from Elevate Education, who provide Study Skills education to Aitken College is pertinent. Notes should be completed at least 2 weeks before the exam. You need good notes for final preparation, but making notes in the last couple of weeks is less effective. Elevate recommends the following process for effective use of notes:

  1. Write notes
  2. Review notes within minutes of completing them
  3. Review the same notes after 24 hours
  4. Review the same notes twice in that week.

Use colour in your notes and use key trigger words to aid memory recall. Do not try and memorise large chunks of notes, but develop recall techniques around trigger words and phrases and colour.

Brookhill House Athletics Day

The day was a great success with beautiful weather. Please see attached photos.



Blanket Donations Wanted

The VCAL students are continuing with their sewing project work for this term. The students are accepting donations of clean blankets which are no longer needed at home or any thick cloth or fleecy material. The community project involves the students creating and designing smaller blankets from them. They will be cutting and hemming the material before they are donated to the Cat Protection Society. The blankets will be placed with a newly adopted cat, so that they can go to their new home complete with a comfy blanket.


The students are hoping to receive a generous amount of blanket donations as the students, along with Mrs Harsan, are planning to make at least 100 blankets.


Please help our project by donating any material or old blankets. We would gratefully appreciate your support. Donation boxes will be situated at Reception and the Senior School office for your convenience.


Mrs Jenny Lilley

VCAL Coordinator









                Mrs Francis Scuderi

Students have settled very well into Term 2. It is pleasing to see that most of them are taking a positive approach to their learning and are using time effectively and productively. It is also pleasing to see some students realising the need for extra help and attending Homework Club and Maths Assist – keep it up!

Uniform Appearance

As I stand in Assembly on Mondays, I am always pleased to note how well the students present themselves. Overall, the students are in proper school uniform, looking smart and clean. It is wonderful to see that they are taking pride in their appearance. They were reminded, however, that parkas are an optional item and cannot be worn without the blazer underneath. 

Social Media

I encourage parents to continue to monitor their child’s use of social media. It is a great tool; however, the developing brains of teenagers still need guidance and rules. Please do talk to your child about what they are doing on social media sites and encourage them to always THINK.

T – is it truthful?

H – is it hurtful?

I – is it inspiring?

N – is it necessary?

K – is it kind?

Mrs Crisara introduced this acronym to all students at the start of the year. It is an easy one to remember and students should be reminded to have a think about the answers to those questions before they post anything online.

House Athletics Day

The Dunhelen House Athletics Day went very well and student behaviour and encouragement of each other was great. The final results were; Clarke - 2,351 points, Brodie - 2,540 points, Cameron - 2,781 points and first place was Millar with 2,808 points. A great effort from all Houses. A big thank you to all the staff, in particular, Mrs Wachter and Mrs Dowling for organising the day.










     Ms Karen McArdle

Cumberland Athletics Carnival

It was a beautiful day for a carnival with warm temperature, clear skies and sunshine. The students were excited to perform and we certainly had some fabulous performances. The students were able to choose from a wide variety of events including both track and field events. The new timing apparatus enabled staff to accurately time track events; however, getting students to stay in their own lane while competing proved difficult! The Aitken College sports staff and VCAL students worked tirelessly throughout the day and deserve high praise for their efforts. The level of sportsmanship displayed by students was impressive, with students competing against each other, yet acknowledging their efforts and successes. Thanks to all parents who attended and helped make the day such a success. Congratulations Cumberland students!!! 


Year 4 Camp

We wish the Year 4 students the best time at camp next week as they ride mountain bikes, try rope courses, the flying fox, unravel the maze, canoeing, cook damper and marshmallows and generally have a fabulous time! We cannot wait to hear all about it.



All students are now expected to be in their full Winter uniforms. Uniform inspections will be held regularly to ensure all students are wearing the full and correct uniform. We will also be looking to make sure all students have neatly brushed or combed hair, correct earrings and hair ribbon for girls and trousers in good repair for boys. We ask for your assistance in checking your children before they leave for school each morning. Thank you.

Research:  Lack of Physical Activity

A recent study into the physical activity habits of 1,600 Perth preschoolers revealed that they are not getting the recommended minimum of 3 hours per day.  Associate Professor, Hayley Christian, from the University of Western Australia states that this is alarming as physical activity is important for not only physical health but also for brain development. “A child that develops well physically also does well cognitively.” The study that traced the physical activity of children using monitor belts,  found that on average they were physically active for 160 minutes, falling short of the minimum by 20 minutes. While this does not seem much, it is the collective loss across a year that shows the real short fall of 7,300 minutes (122 hours) per year. While some students do become more physically active as they get older, joining sporting teams etc., many do not.

The accumulative effects over the 7 years of primary education, Prep – Year 6, could be a short fall of 854 hours or 35 days.

Triple P: Positive Parenting Program

Parenting is a tough job! The role of parents is to ‘parent’ their children. “To raise your children properly, your duties are not limited to food, shelter and protection, but also require you to teach and educate them, to shape knowledge and character, to prepare your child to face the real world.” Often parents make the mistake of believing their purpose is to always make their children happy or to be their best friend. This view has many pitfalls and often leads to children believing they have an equal say in decision making, and the same, if not more, rights than their parents. This is particularly problematic in the primary and early secondary years when children need their parents to guide, set standards for behaviour, teach them right from wrong and what it is to be a good, respectful person. In these formative years, it is essential that you ‘parent’.


Over the many years in which I have taught, I have often been asked by parents about strategies they can use when various issues arise with their children or programs they can attend to learn more.  One of the programs that has been around for a while and I have had parents say helped them is the Triple P Program. If you are interested you can go to

Upcoming Events


15 -18    NAPLAN testing

16-18     Year 4 Camp



11       Queen’s Birthday Holiday

13       Junior Winter Soiree

15       Cumberland Dance Party

21       Cumberland day of Excellence:  Technology

21       Term 2 Ends










                Ms Kerrie Neophytou

Wishing all the Mothers and Grandmothers a Blessed and Happy Mothers Day

Please see poem attached


The Wise Woman's Stone

A wise woman who was travelling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveller who was hungry and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveller saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveller left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.


"I've been thinking," he said, "I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone."   Author Unknown


I have shared this passage in the past, as it has the ability to provide us with a time of reflection on how we can respond in a selfless manner. I have read to the children passages in the Bible of such generosity; the poor widow (Mk 12:41-44), the good Samaritan (Lk 10:30-37), love your neighbour (Matt 22:37-39). Generosity is not measured by the amount we donate; but truly our actions and what is in our heart. We regularly say to the children - treat others the way you want to be treated. An easy and simple way to live!

Head Lice

Please inform your child’s Homeroom teacher of all Head Lice cases. The only way to control Head Lice is to inform and educate parents. Ensure you check your child’s hair for Head Lice at regular intervals.

Reminder Points

Please note the following:

  • Prep and Year 1 children are required to bring a spare change of underwear, socks and trackpants/shorts (blue or green) to school.
  • Please return all lost property items to Sick Bay. It is imperative that all clothing items are labelled clearly with the child’s name.
  • Preparatory School children are not permitted to visit the canteen before school begins and at recess. We only encourage lunchtime purchases via a lunch order.



It is pleasing to see so many Year 12 students attending room B21 with their thirst for information about potential pathways post Aitken. It is great to do as much research as possible prior to the very busy Term 3.  A number of students have discussed their experiences at the VCE Expo last weekend and are now looking forward to the Year 12 Tertiary Information Service (TIS) excursion to La Trobe University on Thursday 24 May and attending Open Days in Term 3. All Year 12 VCE students attend the TIS excursion and permission slips have been sent home.  Please return them as soon as possible.


Year 11 students are having discussions about subjects for Semester 2 and it is timely to engage in these discussions now.

Career News 6

Career News Issue 6 is now available and includes information about courses in Travel and Tourism; Architecture, Construction and Surveying and Graphic, Interior and Visual Design, a ‘Girls do Jazz’ short course at the University of Melbourne, new ‘Choose Maths’ videos, the RSPCA Animal Career Discovery Day, Law Week 2018, a career in Health Management and more.

Contact Details

The Careers office is staffed most days except when we are at meetings or professional development seminars.  Please contact us on 9333 1866 or email: [email protected].


Mrs Clare Borg & Ms Rae Gibbs

Careers Counsellors

Performing Arts

College Middle School Play

Congratulations to the students from Years 7-10 who were involved in presenting this year’s Middle School production, 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe'. Thanks to those staff who assisted them, in particular, the Director, Ms Jacqueline Flood, as well as Ms Jacquelyne Armstrong, Ms Laura-Anne Portella, Mr Tom Thorneycroft, Mr Daniel Pedersen and all the staff who assisted with Front of House. Thank you also to the parents, for supporting the students in this. The Middle School Play has grown to be a highly memorable experience for the students involved and often creates a springboard into further involvement in Performing Arts, classes and events.

VCE Theatre Studies Play

This year’s VCE Theatre Studies play opens next week for the first of three performances. 'The Boat' combines a number of stories which provides a snapshot of Australian society across the 1900's. Connecting the stories together is the lasting bond between a grandfather and his grandson. The grandson takes a journey back through history where he first meets Zachary, an American author seeking his next great adventure. Then the story moves to outback NSW during World War II where the women and children who were left behind long for the return of their husbands and sons. Finally, we travel to a seaside park where a group of hippies have taken up residence in an attempt to escape their responsibilities.


 I encourage you to come along to one of three performances starting at 7.30pm on Thursday 17 May, 3.30pm on Friday 18 May and finally 7.30pm on Saturday 19 May. Tickets are $16.50 adults, $11.00 students/children or a family of four for $55.00 (plus booking fees) at:

Brass Bedlam

This week, Cumberland students were entertained by touring performers, Brass Bedlam. Throughout the one-hour presentation, they learnt about the way instruments like trumpets and horns work, the fun things you can do and a little on the history and origins of some instruments. There was much excitement and a bit of singing as familiar tunes were played. Thanks to Ms Beth Thomson and Miss Stephanie Pace for organising the incursion.


Mr Michael Cooper

Director of Performing Arts


Physical Education

School Sports Victoria Senior Winter Sports Day

On Friday 27 April students from Years 11 and 12 represented Aitken College in their last School Sports Victoria Woodlands Division round robin day.  Some of the sports have now been split into 2 pools with the winners of each pool playing off in the Grand Final for their place at Northern Metropolitan Regionals. The results from the day were:

All teams participated well and enjoyed the day out of sports, unfortunately, none of the teams progressed through this round. Students and parents can keep up to date with the latest information, sports dates and rules, via the School Sports Victoria website

Mrs Natalie McNamara

Secondary Interschool Sports Coordinator

School Sports Victoria Year 9/10 Winter Sports Day

On Thursday 3 May, students from Years 9/10 represented Aitken College in the School Sports Victoria Woodlands Division. The students enjoyed a beautiful day, but had to endure some tough competition from schools within the Hume City Council area. Results were:

All teams participated well and in great sportsmanship. Congratulations to the Girls Netball team who have progressed to the next round on Tuesday 24 July. Next up will be sports in Term 3 for the Year 9 and 10 students. Students and parents can keep up to date with the latest information, sports dates and rules, via the School Sports Victoria website

Mrs Natalie McNamara

Secondary Interschool Sports Coordinator

Year 8 Girls Softball

On Wednesday 2 May, eleven  Year 8 girls played in the Northern Metropolitan Region for Softball at Mill Park Reserve. There were 5 teams in the competition for the day split into 2 pools. Aitken College competed against Montmorency.

  • Game 1 - Aitken v Montmorency - Aitken lost 8-13 runs

This 3 innings game was neck and neck at the end of the first innings with both teams making 7 runs before the changeover. Aitken started the second fielding innings strong by eliminating the first 2 batters and forcing Montmorency to a 3 run innings. However, Montmorency fought back and eliminated Aitken’s first 3 batters. Aitken tried to fight back, but with another 3 run innings from Montmorency it was hard to catch up. It was hard to find a balance today with a lot of outstanding moments and a lot of little mistakes; however, the fight the girls showed throughout the entire game was inspirational and why these girls were in the team. I hope to see all of them participating in softball again next year.


Thank you Olivia B, Sofia C, Shaelyn M, Monique S, Savannah B, Suna E, Mia P, Claire H, Monica C, Alyssa H, Sophie M and Olivia C.


Mrs Natalie McNamara

Softball Coach

Business Directory

Mortgage Choice

A free service to find the best mortgage to suit you. We also provide an extensive Financial Planning Service for your needs.

Contact details: Chris Howitt

Address: PO Box 2139, Greenvale 3059

Telephone: 9333 4370

Mobile: 0401 334 599

Email: [email protected]



The Gut Detective

I offer naturopathic consultations by appointment only, utilising my extensive pharmacist and herbalist knowledge. I treat conditions such as thyroid disorders, anxiety, depression, sleep issues, auto-immune disorders, migraines, weight issues, fatigue, allergies, skin conditions, chronic pain, fertility issues, infections, hormonal imbalances, digestive problems, stress related issues and more. BOOK ONLINE at:

Contact details: Alida Deligeorges

Address: Unit 1 / 6 Hotham Road, Niddrie 3042

Telephone: 1800 962 020


Vision Complete Optometrists

Family owned optometry practice specialising in children’s vision and contact lenses. We also offer the latest in spectacle lenses, technology and frame fashion.

Contact details: Amir Shenouda

Address: 2 Theresa Street, Tullamarine 3043

Telephone:  9335 5775

Mobile: 0413 000 192

Email: [email protected]



Splash Painting and Decorating

Painting and decorating – interior, exterior, residential and commercial.

Contact details: Shayne McDonall

Mobile: 0458 514 621

Email: [email protected]


Hany Amin Maths Tutor

Is Maths too hard? Do you need help with your Maths homework? Would you like someone to extend your mathematical knowledge? Do you need help setting a strong mathematical foundation for VCE? Just give me a call and through my passion, experience and teaching techniques you will achieve great results.

Contact details: Hany Amin

Address: 2 Perugia Ave, Greenvale 3059

Mobile: 0420 660 611

Email: [email protected]

Enviroblinds Melbourne

At Enviroblinds Melbourne we pride ourselves on supplying premium quality, custom made products including roller blinds, curtains, shutters and external shading systems. Enviroblinds impressive selection of curtains, blinds and shutters will make a perfect addition to your home.

Contact details: Alan

Mobile: 0474 071 717

Email: [email protected]



Lincoln Cleaning

All domestic and commercial cleaning. Specialising in carpet and rug steam cleaning, window washing, driveways and patios. Please contact us for a free quote.

Contact details: Eileen or Lupco Arsovski

Mobile: 0412 119 168 or 0404 799 780

Email: [email protected]

The Studio

The Studio provides Drawing and Painting Tuition for students of all ages. Small personalised classes are run by a qualified teacher. All materials are provided for. Our aim is to encourage confidence and creativity in each student, as they produce beautiful take home works of art.

Contact details: Silvia Parisi

Mobile: 0414 466 572

The Beauty Palette And Co

We are a mother-and-daughter team, with a passion for the beauty industry. What we love the most is the way it allows us to have fun with make-up and hair. We cater for all occasions.  We also have an extension to our company – we love creating grazing tables for any special occasion.

Contact details: Rosetta Mantesso

Mobile: 0409 806 033

Email: [email protected]


Business Directory Form



New Child Care Subsidy

The package includes a new Child Care Subsidy, which replaces the current Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. When the Child Care Subsidy commences on 2 July 2018, it will:

  • replace the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) with a single, means-tested subsidy
  • be paid directly to providers to be passed on to families
  • be simpler than the current multi-payment system
  • be better targeted and provide more assistance to low and middle-income families

For more information and to register please use the link:

Kelly Club Newsletter

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Business Directory Form 2018 - Jan version.pdf
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NAPLAN 2018 testing schedule for parents.pdf