Carwatha News

14 October 2016
Issue Fifteen
Principal's Report
P-12 News
Secondary News
Primary News
Careers News
Parents & Friends News
Upcoming Events
Useful forms
Carwatha College
03 9795 5848
43-81 Browns Road
Noble Park North, Victoria, 3174

Principal's Report

From The Principal



Next week is the final week for our Year 12 students, before they begin their final exams.  They will be farewelled at a special P-12 assembly on Wednesday and on Thursday evening students, their families and staff will attend our Valedictory Dinner where we will formally acknowledge the end of 13 years of schooling for these students.  On behalf of the whole school community, I would like to wish the class of 2016 the very best for their exams and for the future.


Our annual Arts and Technology Show was held on Wednesday October 12th and was once again a great success.  Our students have completed some outstanding pieces of work which were proudly on display.  Thank you to Kevin Fahey and to all of the Arts and Technology teachers for all of the work involved in putting the show together.  Congratulations to our incredibly talented students for their outstanding work. Awards were presented at a special ceremony in the evening.  The most outstanding Arts and Technology Show student award was presented to Sophie Diamantis of Year 11.


Our Prep. transition program will commence in a few weeks.  If you have children ready to commence Prep. in 2017, please contact Mrs. Sheila Horn to organise enrolment.


It is with a degree of sadness that I would like to inform the school community that I have decided to retire at the end of this year.  After 28 years at this school, the last 11 as principal, this has been a very hard decision.  I love Carwatha and I have loved every minute of my association with the school.  I will share more about my reflections of my time at Carwatha and my thanks to the many people who have supported me over the years in future newsletters.  In the meantime, the Department of Education will organise the process of selecting a new principal, who should be in place at the start of 2017.



Bronwyn Hamilton


P-12 News

Arts & Technology Show 2016


Relay For Life

On Sunday 9th October an enthusiastic team from Carwatha College P-12 participated in the Cancer Council Relay for Life – Bark for Life at Jells Park. Our team entered this event to support our friend and colleague Mrs Lynne Ramsay who passed away earlier this year. The team consisted of Pam Naylor, along with her dog Belle, Julie Minster, Jenn Famularo, Michele Coxhill, Ann Copley, Roseann Bivens, Sally Ross and her two dogs, Jake and Charlie. We were supported by some of Sally Ross's family members including her dad, husband, mum and four-year-old son.


It was a fun day, even with the harrowing winds almost blowing us over. In these conditions we walked in excess of 60kms as a team in 3.5 hours. This was a mighty effort considering the conditions on the day. Michele made our baton a small dog teddy called Paddy that had Lynne’s initials and a love heart sewn on the back. This was carried at all times by a member of our team and will now be donated to her grandchildren for safe keeping.


We raised funds through donations of over $2700. This was supported by fundraising efforts from Lynne’s daughter Paula Anderson. It is not too late to support our team. We are able to accept donations up until the end of this month. If you would like to donate to this cause and our team, please go to Bark for Life: Carwatha Champions – In memory of Lynne Ramsay.

Thank you to all that supported this cause.

Secondary News

Southern Metrolpolitan Athletics Carnivcal

On Thursday the 6th October, nine students participated in the Southern Metropolitan Athletic Carnival at Casey Fields in Cranbourne.   These students were Evelyn Fruhwald, Sara Jevtic, Nathaniel Maea, Malle Samson, Domenic Kustura, Emre Korkmaz, Ajla Dozic, Alex Vu and Chris Manthey.


Well done to all of these students, but a special congratulations to Nathaniel Maea who won a gold and a silver medal and Evelyn Fruhwald and Malle Samson who won silver medals.


Nathaniel  will now compete in the State Secondary  School Championships at Albert Park on the 17th October. 


Primary News

Prep Zoo Excursion

The Prep students visited the Melbourne Zoo on Tuesday as part of their Science topic ‘Staying Alive’.  We  saw many animals, big and small, and discussed what they eat and where they live. The Preps were excited to roam around the Zoo and discover many interesting animals. We really enjoyed the spider monkeys, elephants, giraffes, butterflies, seals and the giant tortoise!


A huge thank you to Mrs. Peters, Mrs Beauchamp-Wylie and Mrs Chorn for their assistance on the day.  A great day was had by all!

Mrs McPhie

4S & 5E Monash Science Program

In the final two weeks of term 3 and the first two weeks of term 4 we have been lucky enough to have 8 students from the Monash University Science Department visiting our school. The 8 students ran Science sessions teaching students from grade 4S, 5E, 5/6B and 6F about different systems in the human body. Some of the body systems that were covered included: the digestive system, the respiratory system, the circulatory system and the central nervous system. In the final session, students from 4S and 5E were learning about how memories are created and how that influences our senses. Students participated in investigations involving the senses of touch, smell, sight and hearing.

Mrs Elias

 Nude Food Challenge


Mad On Music

Mad on Music exams are on the 29th November

Careers News

Career News.....


Year 10’s Work Experience and Safe at Work


Next week on Thursday 20th October all Year 10 students will be listening to guest speakers talk about the importance of first impressions which are essential when entering the workplace.


Students will also be completing their Safe at Work modules. This is a legal requirement which must be completed prior to the students attending their work experience later this term.


Work experience is a compulsory week running from Monday 5th- Friday 9th of December. All paperwork is now overdue and MUST be returned prior to Thursday’s session.


Year 9 Opportunity Knocks- Pathways for my future….


On Thursday 10th and Friday 11th of November, students will be participating in this 2 day career event. Students will be allocated an industry tour to attend- where they will visit 3 different workplaces to observe firsthand the many different occupations within that particular organisation. Students will get to put in their preferences for their tour group. Some of the places we will be visiting include: Monier Roofing, The Valley Private Hospital, Dandenong Magistrates court, Aryzta Bakery, Yakult and Monash Uni- Bio EYES  just to name a few. The following day students will hear from guests speakers and complete their Coaching for Success career planning modules.  Lots to look forward to!!


Interested in Science?


* 2017 Work experience at CSIRO :- For our current Year 9 students moving into Year 10 in 2017- work experience applications will open on line through CSIRO in 2017 for work experience.


*Boot camp at CSIRO –The program exposes secondary school-aged students to authentic scientific research in contemporary research facilities and gives the students the chance to meet and talk with CSIRO researchers. Students visit working laboratories and see the research currently being performed by scientists, researchers and technicians. The next CSIRO Boot camp at Clayton will run during the January school holidays and is open to students in Years 8-10. Students may wish to sign up to the mailing list to receive an email letting them know when bookings open.


Jodie McCarthy

Careers and Pathways Manager


Parents & Friends News

Fundraising Comittee

If you would like to volunteer to come onto the Fundraising Committee please just contact Michelle Coxhill or Wendy Parkinson.  We meet just before school council 8 times a year (you don’t have to come to all!)  and we run events during the year that, if available, you could volunteer to help at.

Pie Drive

Reminder: Orders will need to back to the College by the 20th October.

You will be able to pick up your pies from the Conference Room on the 26th October.


Breakfast Program


Upcoming Events



Wednesday 19th     Final Assembly for Year 12

Thursday 20th          Valedictory Dinner

Friday 21st                 Primary Assembly

Wednesday 26th     Prep Transition

Friday 28th                World Teachers Day



Tuesday 1st                Melbourne Cup Day holiday

Useful forms

2016 Fee Sheets


2016 Book List


CSEF form


Centrepay form


Ipad Program


Canteen Price List


Anaphylaxis Management Plan


Asthma Management Plan


Primary Mobile Phone Agreement


Carwatha News
year 7 fee sheet.docx
year 8 fee sheet.docx
year 9 fee sheet.docx
year 10 & 11 fee sheet.docx
year 12 fee sheet.docx
prep-6 fee sheet.docx
P-12 Parent Payments 2016.docx
Carwatha Year 7 final 2016 Booklist .pdf
Carwatha Year 8 final 2016 Booklist .pdf
Carwatha V-3 SENIOR final 2016 Booklist .pdf
Prep Booklist 2016 FINAL (2).pdf
Year 1 Booklist 2016 FINAL.pdf
Year 2 Booklist 2016 FINAL.pdf
Year 3 Booklist 2016 FINAL.pdf
Year 4 Booklist 2016 FINAL.pdf
Year 5 Booklist 2016 FINAL.pdf
Year 6 Booklist 2016 FINAL.pdf
how to order books 2016 Carwatha .pdf
CSEF Application Form 2016.docx
Centrepay Deductions Form.pdf
year 7, 8 & 9 iPad program - new enrolments.docx
canteen price list.pdf
105 Mobile Phone Agreement - Primary.doc