Carwatha News

10 June 2017
Issue Eight
College General Information
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
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College General Information

The Main Office

Office Hours:         8.15am - 4.00pm

 

Parents should always make contact with the Main office when visiting the college. 

Office Staff:

Buisness Manager:      Wendy Parkinson

Accounts:                        Rosanne Bivens

Front Office:                   Pauline Horbaczow

                                            Ruth Arnold

                                            Glenice Despard

                                            Megha Malhotra

First Aid:                          Donna Azzopardi

Term Dates 2017

Term 1  

Monday, 30th January  to Friday, 31st March  (9 weeks)

Term 2

Tuesday,  18th April to Friday, 30th June (11 weeks)

Term 3

Monday, 17th  July to Friday, 22nd  September (10 weeks)

Term 4
Monday, 9th  October to Friday, 22nd December (11 weeks)

Term Dates 2018

Term 1  

Tuesday, January 30th to Thursday, 29th  March  (9 weeks)

Term 2

Monday, 16th April to Friday, 29th June (11 weeks)

Term 3

Monday, 17th July Friday, 22nd  September (10 weeks)

Term 4

Monday, 9th  October  to Friday, 22nd December  (11 weeks)

Secondary Contacts 2017

Year 7      Mrs Rentzis

Year 8      Mr Skadins

Year 9      Mr  Skadins

Year 10    Mr Haddad

Year 11    Mrs Bawa

Year 12    Mrs Christopher

Secondary Junior Leader    Mr Fahey

Secondary Senior Leader    Mrs Ross

Assistant Principal ( Year 7-12)   Mrs Spina

 

To Speak to or book an appointment with a coordinator, College Leader  or Assistant Principal please contact the main office.

Primary Contacts 2017

Prep M     Mrs McPhie

1/2Z          Ms Zelazo

2/3A          Mrs Abraham

3L              Mrs Lilburne

4S             Mr Spina

4/5N        Ms Novakovic

5B             Ms Bishop

5/6L         Ms Arnold-Levy

6E             Mrs Elias

STEM      Mrs Brayon

Art           Mrs McAleer

PE            Mrs Peters (Prep-2)

PE           Mr Richards (3-6)

 

Assistant Principal: Mrs Sheila Horn

Primary Leading Teacher    Mrs Beauchamp-Wylie

 

 

To speak to or book an appointment with a class teacher, leading teacher  or  Assistant Principal please contact the main office.

Bell Times

 

Attendance 

All students are expected to be punctual and regular in attendance. After each absence, a note of explanation, dated and signed by the parent/guardian must be brought to the school or absences can be monitored and/or approved online via compass. 

College Map

 

Useful Forms

For useful forms:

  • Fee Sheets
  • Book Lists
  • Canteen List
  • Uniform Lists
  • Medical Plans
  • Qkr  How To
  • Edrolo Information
  • Centrepay
  • International Home Stay Information
  • Primary Mobile Phone Agreement

See the last page of newsletter titled "Useful Forms".

Lost Property

Lost Property is located in Sickbay. If your child has lost an item please call or see Nurse Donna in Sickbay.

Sustainable School Shop: 
Second Hand Uniforms
Second Hand Books

The College is conscious of the need to provide an efficient process for families to be able to buy and sell second hand uniform.

We are happy to announce the sustainable school shop website that Carwatha College P-12 has previously directed parents to use for second hand books now offers buying and selling of second hand uniforms.

Please go to

 www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au

 

For the best results:

  • Register on the Sustainable School Shop website
  • List your second-hand uniform items for sale
  • List wanted ads for those items you are looking to buy
  • The College’s uniform lists are loaded into the system to make listing ads easy
  • The system matches the ads of buyers with sellers and notifies the buyer via email
  • Buyers contact sellers and arrange where and when to trade.
  • The school is not involved in the transaction
  • Parents are well supported via Sustainable School Shop’s telephone (0438 743 444) and email help lines
  • The system is simple and easy to use - If you don’t have a computer, internet access or an email address, please call the Sustainable School Shop for assistance.

Qkr

Our prefered method of payment is Qkr.

See our 'Qkr How To' information sheet on newsletter page titled Useful Forms.

Find Us On Facebook

Search for 'Carwatha College P-12' and look for the college photo.  Keep up to date with the whats happening around the college. Like and share with your friends and family.

 

Principal's Report

From The Prinicpal

It is hard to believe that the first half of the school year is nearly over. It only seems like yesterday that the first day of school was here and students were settling in to a new school year.  Six months later it is time to look back and see the progress that has happened, as well as looking forward to setting new goals for the second half of the year.

 

Teachers are busy writing reports as you read this newsletter and Friday June 16th is a student free day to provide teachers with further time to complete their reports. Reports will be published on Friday 29th  June  and can then be accessed online via Compass.  Please contact the office if you require assistance in accessing the reports. It is extremely important that you sit down with you child and read the reports closely it will assist them to identify what they have done well this semester and areas for improvement for semester 2.

 

Year 9, 10 and 11 students are working towards their end of semester exams and Year 12 students (and those year 11s studying a Unit 3 & 4 subject) have the General Achievement Task coming up on June 14th. The GAT is an extremely important assessment tool used by VCAA when final subject scores are awarded and we are confident that our students will aim to achieve their very best on the test this year. I encourage all students to prepare thoroughly for these exams so that their results are a true indication of what they have achieved in semester 1.

 

Student Attitudes to School Survey

We value student voice as a means of improving student engagement, wellbeing and quality instruction at Carwatha College P 12 and are conducting a survey to find out what your child thinks of our school. The Attitudes to School survey is an annual student survey offered by the Department of Education and Training to assist schools in gaining an understanding of students' perceptions and experience of school. Our school will use the survey results to plan programs and activities to improve your child's schooling experience.

 

This will be the fourteenth year that the survey has been offered, although this year for the first time it will be an online survey and the Department has updated the survey to include important new measures that are known to influence student engagement and performance. Students from Year 4 to 12 at our school will participate in the survey over the next few weeks. The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to compete and all responses to the survey are anonymous. The survey results will be reported back to the school in July and will be communicated to parents through the Annual Report. 

 

Carwatha College P 12 Facebook  Page

There is a lot of activity happening on our Facebook page with numerous posts which demonstrate the wonderful work that is being done here at our school by staff and students. I would encourage you to look for that and keep abreast of events and achievements at the school. Thanks to Donna Azzopardi who is coordinating the page for us and to the staff and students for all their work. Further details on how to follow our FACEBOOK Page can be found in the newsletter.

 

Traffic Management

The recent arrival of cold weather has seen an increase in the number of students being driven to school. This has resulted in significant congestion and safety concerns during drop off and pick up time. Members of our school community are encouraged to:

- Use designated car spaces only

- Do not pick up/drop off students in no standing zones

- Do not enter the College Car Park to pick up or drop off

- When riding a bike, students are to wear a helmet and walk the bike across the crossing

 

Students will be dismissed at 2.30 on Friday June 30th. 

Term 3 commences on Monday July 17th. 

 

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our families a safe, relaxing and enjoyable break.

 

Pat Mulcahy

P-12 News

College House Sport Results

Swimming Carnival Results 2017

4th place   Cuthbert

3rd place   Bradman

2nd place   Laver

Winner     Fraser

Swimming Champions

Georgia Vishiakov

Paige Hughes

Alison Hughes

Jayden Kao

Andrea Kokkinos

Nutteda Davidson

Tevin Laws

Athletic Carnival Results 2017

4th place    Laver

3rd place    Cuthbert

2nd place    Bradman

Winner       Fraser

 

Athletic Champions

Jayden Kao

Mela Basic

Ajla Dozic

Emre Korkmaz

Paige Hughes

Alison Hughes

Nutteda Davidson

Boru Harun

Jordan Hallett

Chelsie Collard

Ruth Arnold

Kinder Visit to Carwatha College P-12

We had a visit from the Robins Nest childcare centre Kinder students. They participated in PMP with our Prep Teacher Mrs McPhie and our Primary Captains who were great role models for the kinder children. We will be having more kinder visits over the next fortnight. 

 

Busking Trio Welcome Kinder Visiting Students

On Wednesday June 7th the Carwatha busking trio welcomed the very cute and gorgeous kindergarten children who came to have a look at our friendly school.

The buskers: Winona Bonne, Filimon Moutis and Hayley Lucas played two songs to the children. The first song required some participation and Winona first made sure all the children could; Clap their Hands, Stomp their Feet and Shout "Hooray" and then they launched into "If you're happy and you know it clap your hands".

The children were excellent at doing all the actions and enjoyed participating. They then sat down and listened to a lovely rendition of "Valerie".

It was interesting to note that actually Fil and Hayley have both been at this school since prep. The kindergarten children had a great time and I told them we hope to see them next year and to come and say hello.

Mrs Novelli

 

Host Families For International Students Needed

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED

Carwatha College P-12 is looking for families willing to act as hosts for international students. Students from many countries apply to study in Victorian Schools and Carwatha College P-12 is a school accredited to provide education for them.

 

If you, or someone you, know wishes to be a homestay provider, please contact Mrs Horn for more information 03 9795 5848.

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Parking Risk Reminder

 

Science Facts

 

Earn And Learn Is Back

 

Secondary News

Junior College Band Perform At Assembly

Our talented Junior College Band performed at assembly this week. They showcased their amazing talent in singing and instrument playing.

 

Year 7C Science Experiment - Slime

On Tuesday May 23, 7C students participated in a science experiment. They have recently been learning about what mixtures are made up of, and created a mixture of their own. Students mixed borax, food dye and poly-vinyl alcohol solution together, to create their own slime. Students then placed their slime into a zip-lock bag to take it home. As a class we discussed the properties of slime – it is stretchy and bouncy and that it is an example of a mixture.

 

TRY THIS YOURSELF: Perform these steps for a slime mixture at home!

  1. Put corn-starch into mixing bowl.
  2. Begin adding water slowly.
  3. Optional: Mix in glitter
  4. Mix with hands until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Continue adding water until you have achieved your desired consistency.
  6. Store in a plastic bag or airtight container.

Mrs Kyla Crawford 

Year 8 Girls Soccer

On Monday, 5th June, eleven year 8 Girls competed in the Dandenong District Interschool Soccer Competition. Game 1 was a tight encounter against Dandenong High School ending in a 1-1 draw. Laura Kustura scoring the goal in the first game. Game 2 we came up against Sirius. The star of this game was Mela scoring a hat trick and Carwatha finished the game winning 3-0. We were through to the semi-finals.  Another strong performance by the team saw Mela scoring the winning goal and Carwatha winning 1-0. In the grand final we came up against Keysborough College, Acacia Campus. This was an extremely tight tussle but unfortunately Keysborough got the better of us scoring in the last minute to defeat Carwatha 1-0. The day was played in great spirits and the girls should be commended for their sportsmanship and the way they represented the college. Well done girls!!

Mr Leigh Murphy

Year 8A Sceience Experiment - Elements

On Wed May 31, 8A students participated in a science experiment. They have recently been learning about elements, and today they classified elements as metals/non-metals/metalloids based on their properties. Students filled in a table to assist them in this task. Properties of elements investigated included: lustre, brittleness and conductivity of heat and electricity.  

Mrs Kyla Crawford 

Year 8C Science Experiment - Reactions 

On Friday June 2nd, 8C science students participated in a science experiment. They have recently been learning about chemical and physical reactions and how to classify examples of these types of changes.  Students filled in a P.O.E table (prediction, observation and evaluation) to assist them in this task. They then filled in a venn diagram using examples of chemical and physical reactions. All students behaved very safely and had a lot of fun. Did you know – baking a cake and burning a candle are chemical & physical reactions!

Mrs Kyla Crawford 

Year 9 Health- First Aid

As part of the year 9 course work, students have learnt basic First Aid skills throughout term 2. Learning first aid can be the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, accidents can — and do — happen, everywhere. When they do, it’s those first few moments after an accident that are crucial  as to whether the person survives or not. Throughout the term students have learnt to be able to keep a person breathing, reduce their pain or minimise the consequences of injury or sudden illness until an ambulance arrives.

This could mean the difference between life and death for them.We recommend everyone to consider taking a first aid course so that you can recognise an emergency and give basic first aid until professional help arrives.

Mr Leigh Murphy

 

Year 9 Exams

A reminder that Year 9 exams take place during periods 1-3 next Wednesday, June 14. Students need to be at the small gym at 8.45 for the English exam and it is essential that they arrive at school on time so they start their exam in an organised and unrushed manner. There will be 10 minutes of reading time, followed by the exam of 90 minutes which finishes at 10.30.

Students will have a 45-minute break between exams and will have the opportunity to get food and drink from lockers and to use the toilet. They will then be supervised by teachers in rooms close to the small gym. There will be no canteen access during the break so it is important that students bring a suitable snack and drink for the recess break. Students will be escorted back to the small gym at 11.15 for the Maths exam which also has 10 minutes of reading time followed by 90 minutes of exam time. Students finish their Maths exam at 1.00 and will then be dismissed for normal lunchtime. Period 4 will take place as normal.

This is an important experience for the students to prepare for their VCE studies. Attendance for these exams is compulsory and the results will appear on reports

Students are required to be in full and correct school uniform. For the English exam, students are required to bring their writing materials and a hard copy dictionary. For the Mathematics exam, they bring their calculator, one allowed reference (bound theory / summary book) and writing equipment.

 

Mr Kevin Fahey

Year 10 Upcoming Incursion - Keys Please

Good drivers aren’t born.  They are made.  And the best way to become a good driver is to get plenty of driving experience.

But sometimes, learning how to change gears, or even how to change lanes can seem a breeze compared with the challenge of getting your parents/guardians to hand over the car keys.

Keys Please can change that!  The Keys Please student program covers:-

  • Why 120 hours of driving practice?
  • Importance of the partnership between supervising driver (parent) and learner driver (student)
  • Stages of learning to drive
  • Staying safe on your P's
  • Resources that are available for Learner Drivers/Supervising Drivers

There is also an online parent/supervising driver resource to watch by going to www.vicroads.vic.gov.au and searching “Lessons from the Road”.

 

Carwatha College is hosting a Keys Please Student session on 22 June 2017 at 1:50pm.

Youth Empowerment Conference

On Friday, 2nd June a group of 15 VCE students had the opportunity to attend Wooranna Park Primary Schools, Youth Empowerment Conference’ at Dandenong High School.

In attendance with us, was a combination of primary and secondary students who participated with us in listening to high profile speakers sharing their journeys and strategies for overcoming challenges, and activating the pursuit of dreams and passions.

Each speaker came with a different message and insight from experiences they have had in their lives and from a variety of jobs.  Some of the guest speakers included, founder and chief instructor at Seishin Dojo, Matthew Charles.

 

My personal favourite, Deputy Dean (Learning and Teaching) of the school of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University, Debra Bateman.  Debra is the Associate Professor at RMIT, she is a very passionate educator.  Her career has focused on helping young people to consider how they think about their futures.  The difference that education can make in their lives.  Debra encouraged us to be the rulers of our futures in a humanity that is still becoming.  To see how we could become the best versions of ourselves-for us.

By Emilia Alvarez Chaves –President of the SRC

 

Out of all the guest speakers my favourite speaker would have to be Sensei Matthew Charles who is a martial arts teacher in Dandenong who represented Australia in a closed door karate championship. The reason why I thought he was the best speaker was because he told us how to be great leaders by making everyone laugh, he told us stories on how he overcame his fears and said that to beat the best you have to train harder than the rest.

What I learnt from the program was that there is no leader without followers, not to listen to the people that want to bring you down, not to isolate yourself, different things matter to different people and to reconsider what it is to fail.

By Alex Vu 10C

 

I am part of the SRC team that attended the ‘Youth Empowerment Conference’.  The two speakers that stood out for me on the day and gave me the most beneficial tips to being a better leader was Quentin Jones and Margherita Larne-Jones.

Quentin is the Managing Director of a leading diagnostics company CLS360 Pty. Ltd.  Margherita specialises in partnering with organisations and the organisations leaders.  She team coaches with organisations and their leaders to help them develop their leadership skills.

From this presentation, I learnt that leadership isn’t a person but a process.  It is the first follower that makes the first step in changing the ‘lone-nut’ into a leader, as a leader is nothing without their followers.

By Ben Bright-Publicity Officer of the SRC

 

Year 12 Elevate Education

On Wednesday 7th June Year 12 students welcomed Elevate Education to our college. Elevate Education ran a study skills and exam preparation session for our Year 12 students to assist students in maximising their revision program and exam techniques.

Students  found the session engaging, helpful and a great resource to help them reach their potential.

Thank you to Mr Mulcahy for organising such an informative and supportive program to help our students achieve the best they can.

“The presenter was very engaging and cheerful. I learnt a lot about how to study efficiently and effectively,”

Kirsten Hallett.

“It was a very useful study session, time was well utilised. Many students learnt various skills on how to study and better their performance in SACs and exams,”

Viktoria Karkatzoulis.

“The session was fantastic, it taught me a lot about what to do, and what not to do, to get the most out of my studies and achieve the best in both SACs and the end of year exams. Using a 3-point structure I am now able to effectively study instead of just ‘copying down notes.’ Ultimately it was an incredibly useful session,’

Dylan Amante.

“The session was well constructed and informative. It provided students with various effective ways to study and find a way to help them achieve the best possible success they can. Overall, it was well worth the time,”

Jason Au.

Biomimicry Competition for Year 10 - 12 students

Calling all budding science communicators!  

 

GTAC (the Gene technology access centre) - in Parkville, is inviting students of Years 10–12 to submit a blog discussing your favourite example of Biomimicry.  

 
The winning entry will be published on the GTAC website, with prizes awarded to the winning student and their school. 
 
Visit the GTAC website for more details and to view last year’s winning entries on Geckoskin Adhesive Tape by Stephanie M (Casterton Secondary College, http://www.gtac.edu.au/geckskin-adhesive-tape/ and the Kingfisher and the Bullet Train by Zoe E (Elwood College, http://www.gtac.edu.au/the-kingfisher-and-the-bullet-train-in-the-news/ 
 
This competition closes on Friday, June 23. 

 

Mrs Crawford

Registrations For The 2017 ANCQ

Dear science students at Carwatha College, secondary:

Registrations for the 2017 ANCQ being held on Tuesday 1 August are now open.

 

The ANCQ is a great opportunity to promote chemistry and the role it plays in our society as well as providing a useful benchmarking resource for gauging the understanding your students have of chemistry. 

 

The Quiz consists of 30 multiple choice questions, taking approximately 1 hour, split into four divisions.  The age divisions are Junior Years 7 – 8, Intermediate Years 9 – 10, Senior Division Year 11 and Final Division Year 12.  The ANCQ can be taken either online or hard copy.

 

The cost per entry is $5.75 incl. GST.  Registrations for this competition close on Friday 2 June.

 

All students are awarded for their efforts and receive a Certificate of Participation; we anticipate that approximately 40% of entrants will receive Certificates of Merit to acknowledge their efforts at Credit, Distinction and High Distinction levels.  Students who obtain a perfect score of 30 out of 30, receive a Certificate of Excellence and a lapel badge.

 

The ANCQ is a truly International competition with translations into seven different languages.  The Quiz attracts over 110,000 entries from over 1,600 schools throughout Australia and 17 neighbouring countries.  We anticipate an even greater response for the 2017 Quiz, including entries from Austria and Germany.

 

To register for the 2017 quiz please visit www.ancq.com and use the following information to log in.

 

Username:                          admin

Password:                           ancq2017

School Code                       317401

 

If you require any further assistance please contact the ANCQ schools coordinator at [email protected]

Mrs Kyla Crawford 

Primary News

Prep -year 3 Healesville Sanctuary Excursion 

Last Thursday Prep/1, 1/2Z, 2/3A and 3L visited Healesville Sanctuary as part of their Science unit, ‘Staying Alive’ focussing on the basic needs for survival of animals and humans.

It was a fantastic day, we watched a platypus show, birds of prey show and saw many Australian animals in their natural habitat.

The students enjoyed touching a snake, patting a nightjar, trying to find the sleeping wombat and keeping their lunch away from hungry birds!

A big thank you to all the parents, teachers and support staff who braved the cold and enjoyed the day.

Mrs Sonia McPhie

 

College Assembly Performace 

Two of our very talented grade 3 students, Monet O'Keefe and Angie Trajkoska  put on a performance during assembly this week. They did a fantastic job and sounded amazing too!

 

Primary Art - Grade 3L 

Charcoal Owls

Students looked carefully at artwork containing owls. We looked at the texture and colour of their hair, and shape of their eyes, beak and body.

 

Using charcoal we sketched these main features, and added texture to our owls by flicking and smudging the charcoal.
Finally, adding a water colour background to compete our artwork.

Mrs Christine McAleer

Grade 4 Music

Our Grade 4 students were being assesed playing the ukulele in music class. The students were all very busy getting ready for their assesments.  

 

STEM

Students in Prep-2/3 have begun to investigate the force of wind and the effect it has on objects, specifically houses made of straw, stick and brick! Last week students thought about wind and how it makes objects move. Below are photos of the Preps imitating a tree being blown by the wind. This week students modelled the Three Little Pigs houses and looked at how far each house was blown. Using this knowledge next week students will start to think about what makes a strong structure.

 

This fortnight during STEM grades 3-6 have begun a close investigation about a particular Little Bit. Each small group of students have been challenged to figure out how their focus Little Bit works and what it does within the circuit. Students will then use their learning to create posters to share their knowledge with others, as well as making a useful resource for classmates to refer to when designing.

Mrs Emma Braybon

School Banking

Get involved in the School Banking program.

 

Carwatha College P-12 is excited to offer the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program to all students.

School Banking is a fun, interactive and engaging way for young Australians to learn about money and develop good savings habits. Children who deposit money into their Youthsaver account through School Banking earn Dollarmites tokens, which they can save up and redeem for exciting rewards.

 

The rewards available during 2017 are:

  • Cyber Handball
  • Colour Change Markers
  • 3D Chalk Set
  • Tablet Case
  • Smiley Emoji Keyring
  • Volt Handball
  • Pencil + Tech Case
  • Epic Earphones

School Banking is also a great fundraiser for our school. Our school receives $5 when a student makes their first ever School Banking deposit and 5% on every deposit made through the school (to a maximum of $10 per individual deposit).

 

Getting involved in School Banking is easy!

 

All you need to get involved in the School Banking program is a Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account. You can open an account for your child in one of two ways: 

 

1. Online

Visit commbank.com.au/schoolbanking and click on the link to open a Youthsaver account.

 

2. In branch

Visit a Commonwealth Bank branch with identification for yourself and your child, like a driver’s licence and birth certificate.

 

If your child has an existing Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account they can start banking straight away. They just need to bring their deposit in every week on School Banking day using their Dollarmites deposit wallet.

 

If you would like to know more about School Banking, please ask for a 2017 School Banking program information pack from the school office or visit commbank.com.au/schoolbanking

Careers News

Careers News

Year 12 Tertiary information session - Monash Uni

Last week the Year 12 VCE students attended the Tertiary Information Session (TIS) which was held at Monash University. The event provided students with the opportunity to hear from a panel of tertiary representatives (from a number of different providers) addressing issues relating to tertiary study. We were very fortunate to have the morning session completely to ourselves. Our students had one on one access to all of the relevant Tertiary providers from University, Tafe and private providers which was a fantastic opportunity for our Year 12 students to ask questions. Following the presentation & expo students had time to visit the Student services building and purchase some morning tea and have a taste of social life on campus!

Students are reminded to register to attend information sessions at the upcoming Open Days.  As one of the representatives at the information session said “You would not go and buy a car without test driving it- nor should a student apply for a course without first going and checking out the campus, asking questions about the course. Students need to make sure the location that they are applying to is accessible and that they have prepared a  budget for all related costs…including  travel, parking, petrol, Myki, taking into account the distance and time it will take to travel to the location as well.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS……..

Year 9 Exploring Careers at Chisholm Institute                                                                                                                         On Tuesday 20th June Year 9 students will have the opportunity to explore the education and training requirements of various work roles in a range of in demand future occupations and work sectors. Students will participate in 2 hands on learning workshops across a variety of industries as an introduction to their VETis selection options as a lead into 2018 subject selection.

 

Year 10 & Year 11 Tertiary experience day- ACU and RMIT                                                                                            On On Thursday 27th June students in Year 10 and 11 will travel into the city to visit Australian Catholic University (ACU)  and RMIT -which has both university and Tafe level courses -(by the way you do not have to be of the Catholic faith to apply to ACU). Students will have presentations on the courses available and what opportunities are accessible to them- including scholarships and industry based learning (working with an employer in your chosen study field).  Students will get to check out the campus facilities and ask questions about their future pathways.

 

COMPETITION……Entrepreneur Unearthed                                                                                                                             An exciting new competition and mentoring program has been launched aimed at untapping entrepreneurial talent in Victorian public secondary schools.

ABCN (Australian Business Community Network)  are looking for young entrepreneurs in Year 10, 11 or 12 with a bright idea to participate in the program.                                                                                                            Students can apply as individuals or teams of up to 3 . Students bursting with ideas, who are keen to explore how their ideas  may be realised are invited to apply. Twenty successful applicants will be selected to be a part of the program which involves a 2 day boot camp with entrepreneurs at Ernst & Young and Commonwealth Bank and then a follow up presentation workshop and “shark tank’ style event (both in September). The final winner gets a trip to Sydney to experience the CBA Innovation Hub.  Further information can be found at the following link

https://abcn.wufoo.eu/forms/qtaa6k60pgcnd6/     Applications close Friday 16th June.                                      PLEASE come and see the Careers team for further information

 

Change to higher education funding

You may of read in the paper or heard in the news about the proposed Federal Government reforms to Higher Education. I have included an information sheet that I received from Australian Catholic University that outlines the proposed changes in a clear manner.

I want to encourage you to read through this document and indeed contact the provider you are considering for future study to confirm the prices of courses that you are considering to ensure that you are fully informed when making course decisions.

 

Please pop in and see me or email me if you have any questions related to careers!

 

Mrs Jodie McCarthy                                                                                                                                                                                

Parents & Friends News

Fundraising BBQ

 

Upcoming Events

June

Mon         12th           Queens Birthday

Tues        13th           Year 10 & 11 Exams

Wed         14th           Year 10 & 11 Exams 

                                      Coffee & Chat 

Thur        15th           Year 10 & 11 Exams

                                       Year 7 Sport

Fri             16th           Pupil Free Day

Mon         19th           SMR Cross Country

Thur       22nd            Year 10 Keys Please    

Fri             23rd           Grade 5 & 6 Gala Sports

                                       Year 7 Deakin Mission Excursion

Mon        26th            College Council Meeting

Tues        27th            Year 8 Deakin Community Day

                                       Year Level Assemblies

                                        Coffee & Chat

Wed        28th             Senior Boys Futsal

Fri            30th             Last Day Term 2

              

July

Mon         17th            First Day Term 3

Tues        25th            Vcal Casual Dress Day

Wed         26th            V3 Information Evening & Course Expo

Thurs      27th            Australian Maths Competition years 7-12

Mon        31st              Pupil Free Day        

August

Tues           1st            Semester One High Achievers Assembly

Wed          2nd             V3 Year 12 2018 Course Councelling

Thurs        3rd             V2 Year 11 2018 Course Councelling

Fri               4th             V1 Year 10 2018 Course Councelling

                                        Presentation Ball Practice

Tues          8th             Casual Dress Day

                                        Presentation Ball Practice

Thurs      10th             Year 12 VTAC/SEAS Day

                                        Year 7 Melbourne Aquarium Excursion

Fri             11th             Presentation Ball Practice                    

Tues         15th             Presentation Ball Practice

Wed          16th            Year 8 Boys Futsal

Thurs       17th            Primary Science Fair

 Fri            18th            Presentation Ball Practice

 

Useful forms

Book List and Parent Payment Forms

 

Qkr: How To Form

 

International Student Homestay Program

 

Centrepay form

 

Uniform Price Lists

 

Anaphylaxis Management Plan

 

Asthma Management Plan

 

Primary Mobile Phone Agreement

 

College Photos 2017

 

Edrolo Information