Collingwood College

14 March 2019
Issue Seven
Dates To Remember
Principal's Report
School News
Kitchen Garden News
Community News
Collingwood College
Corner Cromwell St and McCutcheon Way
Collingwood, Victoria, 3066

Dates To Remember

Important Dates 2019

Term Dates 2019

Term 1: 30 January to 5 April

Term 2: 23 April to 28 June

Term 3: 15 July to 20 September

Term 4: 7 October to 20 December


Public Holidays 2019

Labour Day: Monday, 11 March

ANZAC Day: Thursday, 25 April

Queen's Birthday: Monday, 10 June

Melbourne Cup: Tuesday, 5 November


2019 KEY DATES (updated 6 March)

Click on the attachment below to see current 2019 Calendar of Events




Friday, 15 March

Welcome Picnic and Official Launch of Yallabirrang Learning Story Fence (Our New Front Fence) - 3:00 - 6:00pm 


Tuesday, 19 March

3-Way Conferences Prep – Year 10 @ Collingwood College ​

11:00am - 7:00pm



Tuesday, 26 March

Senior 3-Way Conferences 9:00am-7:00pm at Collingwood College



Friday, 5 April

Last Day Term 1 - 12:00pm finish


Tuesday, 23 April
First Day of Term 2


Wednesday, 1 May

Collingwood College Open Day

Principal's Report



Dear Collingwood College Community,


We have made it to the half way point of Term 1. As we look at the weeks remaining we have many items still on the agenda…




Our school works in partnership with parents and carers of students to ensure students (and staff) with ongoing and/or occasional medical needs have the appropriate school wide support and understanding for what could be complex medical issues. 

Therefore it is with the upmost importance that parents and carers provide the correct and in-date medical documentation and information directly to the school as well as all in-date medicines needed at the start of the 2019 school year.


Updated medical plans for Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes and other medical conditions to be provided by your treating Doctor.

Please check the review date on plans, and ensure the plans are in date, in colour and with students’ current passport sized photo attached. All medicines are to be labelled with the students name, in-date and in original packaging.


Please provide any new plans directly to the office staff for processing, including the medicines. Our Office staff can colour photocopy your plans if needed and print out a colour plan if required.


Anaphylaxis requires

·In date colour printed ASCIA Action plan provided by your Doctor with current passport sized photo of the student. 

·In date Epi-pen labelled with students name. Primary students medication will be kept in an accessible/labelled medical box with their plan in the students’ classroom & taken to all specialists and excursions by their teacher.

·High school students may carry their pen on them in a heatproof carry bag. However we need to be shown this pen and where the student keeps it & take note of the use-by date.

·In date antihistamines in original packaging if required

·Colour ASCIA Action plans are available to download at



Asthma requires

·In date colour printed Asthma Action plan for schools provided by your Doctor with current passport sized photo of the student. 

·In date medication, such as Ventolin reliever medication (and spacer if required) labelled with students name.

·Primary students medication will be kept in an accessible/labelled medical box with their plan in the students’ classroom & taken to all specialists and excursions with the teacher. If you require your child to carry their medication on them, please speak to the classroom teacher for school documentation of your decision and its use-by date.

·High school students may carry their medication. However we need to be shown the medication and where the student keeps it to take note of the use-by date.

·Colour Asthma Action plans can be downloaded at


Diabetes requires

·In date colour printed Diabetes management plan provided by your Doctor. Individual treatment kits (Hypo kits) should be discussed with and provided to the sub-school Leadership team at the start of the year. Management and Action plans are available from The Royal Children’s Hospital Diabetes Department via an online form at  

·Or contact Diabetes Australia online


Epilepsy and seizures require

·An in date management plan as discussed and provided by your treating Doctor

·Templates to plans and seizure record forms can be downloaded at




With thanks in anticipation of your support

Desley Insall  

(1st Aid officer) 

[email protected]


Sam Luck

Acting Principal

[email protected]



Three-Way Conferences.  (Prep – Year 10) - Tuesday, 19 March

 These conferences are an extremely important component in your child’s learning.  We hold them at Collingwood College with the purpose to:

-       Allow students, parents, and teachers to engage in open and honest dialogue

-       Encourage students to accept personal responsibility for their learning

-       Increase parent understanding of their child’s learning


The bookings are now open.  I encourage all parents and careers to log in via Compass to start making your bookings.   Claire and Tarryn at the front office are more than happy to assist should you be having trouble.  


Please remember that 19th March is a Student Free Day.  Aftercare/City of Yarra are running a program for the day.


Fence Launch - Welcome Picnic

Plans are back in full swing for the upcoming Fence Launch tomorrow after being postponed due to extreme weather. There will be a working bee for the front fence today but we will accommodate any help anytime you’re willing and able! To remind everyone, the celebration involves a welcome picnic and the opening of the Yallabirrang Learning Story Fence. Festivities will include a Smoking Ceremony, entertainment by the Teacher Band, The Flukes and Charm of Finches, wood fired pizzas and children’s activities.  Key speeches by dignitaries will begin at around 4:10pm  


Student Free Days

Please be advised that the following dates are Student Free Days for the College:

Friday 26th April

Friday 7th June

Monday 7th October

Monday 4th November


School Council Representatives

All positions on School Council have been filled. We grant a fond farewell to Melissa Fitzgerald and thank her for the time she committed to the role. Welcome back to Malaz Mohamed-Bakhit as a Student Representative and to the new Parent Representatives, Louise Long and Tom Ort.



Going to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education. Students learn new things at school every day. There is no ‘safe number’ of days for missing school. Each day a student misses puts them behind. Our aim at Collingwood College is to achieve as close to 100% attendance as possible. If your child can’t attend school, it is important to notify us as soon as possible and explain why your child can’t attend. You can do this via Compass or by phoning the Office.


After School Care

Yarra City Council run a fully supervised After School Care education and care program for primary school-aged children here at Collingwood from 3pm-6pm. The child focused program is held in a stimulating environment and led by the best interest of the children. Head over to for more information.


Strike for Climate

Collingwood College is aware that a series of student protests are planned for Friday 15th March 2019 to raise awareness of action on climate change.


Schools play an important role in helping students understand constructive ways of sharing their views and having a voice on issues they feel strongly about. We are committed to supporting student voice in action and their understanding of democracy, civics and citizenship.


Collingwood College is also committed to ensuring students are supported to attend school every day. Daily school attendance is important for all children and young people to succeed in education and to ensure they do not fall behind academically, socially and developmentally.


Parents/carers are legally required to ensure their child attends school every day, and must provide an explanation when their child is absent. Parents/carers should notify the school as soon as possible on the day of a student’s absence, and wherever possible in advance of upcoming absences.


Students who wish to leave throughout the day MUST be collected by a Parent/Guardian.  A note excusing a child from school is NOT sufficient grounds to leave school.


See you all Friday!


Sam Luck
Acting College Principal


School News







Dear Parents & Guardians,
Your student enrolment information has been sent home with your students last week.  Please follow the instructions on the first page and return the signed form to your students' classroom teacher.
It is essential that you review all the information in the document and make any updates required so that we have accurate records of your student at the school.

Kind regards,

Martina Owen

Business Manager

Collingwood College


Financial Assistance for Families


School camps provide children with inspiring experiences in the great outdoors, excursions encourage a deeper understanding of how the world works and sports teach teamwork, discipline and leadership.  All are part of a healthy curriculum.  CSEF is provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.

If you hold a valid means –tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF.  A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families.

The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

The CSEF payment cannot be used towards voluntary school charges, books, stationery, school uniforms, before/after school care, music lessons, or formals/graduations.

The annual CSEF amount per student is:

  • $125 for primary school students
  • $225 for secondary school students

How to apply

New applications should contact the school office to obtain a CSEF application form or download from

Please check with the school office if you are unsure.

More Information

For more information about the CSEF visit

Claire Gibson

Office Administration Manager



Parent Payment Charges 2019

2019 parent payment charges are communicated via Compass.  Payment can be made online via Compass, BPay or in person at the office with cash or eftpos. 

Payment plans can be organised by contacting the office on 9417-6681.


Please contact the office on 9417-6681 if you require any further information.

Martina Owen

Business Manager





The Welcome Picnic for all Collingwood College families and staff will take place on Friday, 15 March. This year there will be an added special occasion as we officially launch the 'Yallabirrang Learning Story Fence' designed by Collingwood College parent, Sally Nansen. The ceremony will take place at 4:15pm. There will be food for sale including wood-fired pizzas, sausage sizzle and African treats. You can also bring your own. There will also be some entertainment during the picnic including:

  • Children's Activities
  • The Flukes
  • Teachers Guitar Band
  • Charm of Finches




On Monday lunch times, students in Years 5 to 12 are welcome to join Collingwood College's Pride Club. The group discuss and share current events and activities relevant to young LGBTIQ+ people. The group plan for IDAHOBIT day each year and have plans to paint a mural for the school in 2019! All students are welcome. 






Listen up people who are looking at this school newsletter!!!!! We have a big problem PLASTIC STRAWS!!!

We were watching “War on Waste” and we got inspired by the “Straw no More” campaign started by Molly Steer.

We each wrote a letter to Sam our school's Principal and then we had a meeting with him.        He liked the idea of removing straws from the school.

We need your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please stop bringing any products with plastic straws. If you need a straw you could buy metal/paper straws and bring that instead.





House Sport Carnival

Collingwood College held our Swimming Carnival at Fitzroy Pool on Tuesday, 12th March. It was a very successful day for all participants. Thank You to the staff who made it possible.


Many thanks

James Agombar

Head of Physical Education and Sport

Collingwood College

[email protected]





Please click on the attachment below to see a recently updated list of Stringed instruments for sale. If you have an instrument for sale please email Naomi at: [email protected]





The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) is running a leadership program in March and thought Collingwood might have some young people who would be interested in participating. The Program is called the Young Initiators Program and is designed for all young people aged 12 – 24 (not just refugee and migrant youth). The program has been funded by the state government to promote the Victorian Value Statements and over 3 days will help young people explore their values, develop an understanding of diversity, build empathy and discover what it means to be an active citizen.


The outline of the 3 days is as follows:

Day 1:

Focus on inner self, values and leadership

Day 2:

Focus on others, diversity, culture, empathy and story telling

Day 3:

Focus on the outer system and how to be an active citizen in the community


CMY will be delivering the 3-day Leadership Training Workshops in Yarra/Carlton in March 22nd – 24th  and would love it if we had young people we could refer to the program who would be interested in participating.


Tim Webster

Year 10 Home Group Teacher





Collingwood College Library Homework Club has recently resumed.Our school library is open to all secondary students as a place to complete their homework from 3 pm to 5 pm, Monday through Thursday. Free tutors from Melbourne Uni Embrace will be available for students for extra support over the coming weeks. 



Monday 3-5 pm

Tuesday 3-5 pm

Wednesday 3-5 pm

Thursday 3-5 pm





Language Centre Students - River Cruise Excursion

Our Language Centre students travelled by train to the city last Friday to undertake a Ports & Docklands River Cruise experience - iconic highlights included the ‘Polly Woodside’ sailing ship, the Bolte Bridge and Docklands Stadium. 

In addition to what the cruise offered, a snapshot of Melbourne’s maritime heritage, students also learned a great deal about various places surrounding Federation Square.  All students presented a short informative talk about a landmark/place within walking or seeing distance of Federation Square that they had previously prepared.    Places/Landmarks included Hosier Lane, MCG, St Paul’s Cathedral, Southbank, Princes Bridge, Flinders Street Station and the Yarra River. 

Students enjoyed walking from one place to the next and listening to other students in the group point them out and speak about them. This was clearly an enriching curriculum-linked activity which also provided an opportunity for our International students to discover more about the city they now live in. 

Knowing about where you live is important in attaining a sense of identity and belonging. Students have been encouraged to actively explore Melbourne in their own time and to use the visual display in the Language Centre as a reference for places to visit. 

Lori Michael & Kristyn Martin

Language Centre Teachers



Homework Club

International students are reminded that Homework Club is compulsory every Tuesday after school. During Homework Club, students have the opportunity to complete work and to be assisted by university students who come to tutor our students. Furthermore, students are reminded that they can organise through COMPASS one to one (1:1) language support and assistance with their EAL work.


Collingwood College

International Students’ Team

Lori Michael – EAL Learning Specialist

Lucy Wang - International Students’ Coordinator

Angie Pantelidis – International Students’ Support & Well-being



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Canteen Menu for the Week Monday, 18 March - Friday, 22 March

*Look out each week for new SPECIALS - Usual Main menu is attached below



*Shanghai Style Fried Rice with Chicken

 *Shanghai Style Fried Rice with Vegetables


*Canteen Closed.  Student Free Day


*Nacho Bowl with Guacamole and Sour Cream


*Stir Fried Vegetable Rice Noodles

*Sushi (made to order. Tuna, Teriayki Chicken or vegetarian.)


*Penne Bolognaise

*Penne with Mediterranean Vegies in a tomato sauce



Term 1 Menu

At Green Apron Catering we focus on providing wholesome, homemade, meals using seasonal ingredients. Almost all our food is made on site from scratch, even down to our delicious tomato sauce. We source our produce from Australian farmers and retailers, our eggs are from a free range Victorian poultry farmer and all our meat is purchased from a Halal certified butcher. We endeavour to have meat and vegetarian options available, with gluten free options available on request. We will do our best to cater to other dietary requirements. We aim to keep costs as low as possible, enabling you to use our canteen more often, to ease the burden on busy families.Pre-ordering your lunch in the morning is preferable to avoid disappointment and enables us to cater for your specific needs. We have an assortment of hot and cold food as well as drinks available for over the counter sales before school, at recess and lunch.Please let us know if you have any specific requests, we welcome your feedback.

We offer a catering service for your morning teas, meetings, class parties and private events.


Please come in and discuss your needs, email [email protected] or call on 0410447891.


Miriam Eldridge

Green Apron Catering





It will be a POP UP market for the next few weeks until we get the roster up and running. Come down and see what is for sale

Kathy and Kylie



The Collingwood College Wellbeing team have returned in 2019 to the exciting news that they are soon to move into two new office and consultation spaces. Once completed, the team will have a fresher and more welcoming environment with which to engage with students around their Wellbeing. These rooms will be announced shortly.


Our Wellbeing staff, Nisa Venerosa and Gareth Rego, are highly trained social workers, and have many years experience in supporting students and their families in establishing and maintaining a safe and productive school experience.


Both our Wellbeing staff work across both the primary and secondary, with Gareth available every day except Wednesday; and Nisa Monday to Thursday.


The team is also working alongside Travis Marke, in the newly established position of Wellbeing Coordinator, to continue to provide outstanding support services to students and families. The coordinator role has been created to assist with both the administration of the team's work, and the liaison between the school, students, and external support services.


Across the whole school, Respectful Relationships continues to gather momentum as our flagship program for embedding the core values of equality and respect in all aspects of our teaching. The primary school has embarked upon a rich implementation phase in 2019, with plans for the secondary school to follow suit very soon.


Please view our dedicated Wellbeing Page each week in the newsletter.

Travis Marke

Wellbeing Coordinator




Parents and Carers are invited to participate in a free parenting program called Tuning in to Kids (TIK). The program has already been delivered to over 120,000 parents in Australia. The current study is to compare three different delivery methods of the program and to see what works best for which families.


Previous studies of TIK have shown the program has helped to reduce aggressive behaviour in children, promote social and friendship skills, and help build better emotional connections between parents and children.


Participation in the study is for any parent or carer who has one or more children, between 4 and 10 years of age who is exhibiting behaviours that are challenging or of concern for you. Participation is free and voluntary. The study is being run by the University of Melbourne in conjunction with Swinburne University of Technology. It is independent of your school, kindergarten or childcare centre.


Please click on the attachment below for more information and expressions of interest:















On Monday lunch times, students in Years 5 to 12 are welcome to join Collingwood College's Pride Club. The group discuss and share current events and activities relevant to young LGBTIQ+ people. The group plan for IDAHOBIT day each year and have plans to paint a mural for the school in 2019! All students are welcome. 



The Community Asthma Program provides free asthma education and support for children (under 18) with asthma and their families. In Melbourne’s inner North and Western suburbs

An asthma educator works with children and their families to:

  • understand asthma, its signs and severity
  • identify triggers and learn how to control them
  • understand their medications and administer them correctly
  • develop a written asthma action plan
  • learn asthma first aid

The program is tailored to the individual child and family The Community Asthma educators are able to see children and parents/ carers at one of the many Cohealth sites or at home. The CAP educators are also able to visit schools, kindergartens and child care centres to educate staff to support the child.

To refer, fill out the attached referral or please contacts:

9448 6825 or [email protected]





Australian Multicultural Foundation (AMF) product called CyberParent which is an interactive learning tool that aims to teach parents and families about how to use the internet safely. The app was launched in 17 different languages and AMF has received overwhelmingly positive responses from the community. Since then, AMF has developed a downloadable version of CyberParent, which has just been released on the Apple App Store.


CyberParent is available in 17 different languages, which can be found in different language packs on the App Store. This includes: 

Central Asia: 
- Dari | دری
- Farsi | فارسی 
- Pashto | افغانی
- Urdu | اُردُو


CyberParent is available to download from the App Store today! Click below to download now:





Not sure what this is? Here is some information from the governments e-safety site




As Australia’s largest national education-oriented charity, we support disadvantaged Australian children to participate fully in their education, giving them the best chance at breaking the cycle of disadvantage. Our learning support and mentoring programs help children in need to fit in at school, keep up with their peers, and build aspirations for a better future for them. The smith Family can provide financial support for families and children in need to assist them through school and education.

To get in touch with the Smith Family go to:

Or call them on; 1300 326 459


Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.  

Information and services for young people, their families and friends as well as health professionals can be accessed through this website; , headspace centres, online counselling service eheadspace, and postvention suicide support program headspace School Support. 

Ph: 1800 650 890.


Since 1877, Berry Street has chosen to work with children, young people and families, with the most challenging and complex needs, including those for whom we are often the last resort. Last year, we helped over 18,000 of the most disadvantaged children, young people and families across our community.

We believe all children should have a good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future.

Services include; Family services (ChildFirst), Education and training, Family violence, Foster and Kinship care, residential care and youth services.

To contact Berry Street go to their website or call them on; 9429 9266


3 million Australians are living with depression or anxiety

Beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Beyondblue has a 24hour helpline 1300 22 4636 and their website is



The Centre for Multicultural Youth is a Victorian not-for-profit organisation supporting young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to build better lives in Australia.

Their purpose is to ensure that young people have every opportunity to succeed in Australia. Through a combination of specialist support services, training and consultancy, knowledge sharing and advocacy, we are working to remove the barriers young people face as they make Australia their home


Kitchen Garden News

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation Newsletter

Welcome to 2019 Collingwood students and families.


Click HERE to read the March edition of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation Newsletter 


This Fortnight's Recipes


Tomato Salad, Herbs & Crispy Pita

Zucchini, Lemon & Herb Muffins



Chargrilled Zucchini, Yoghurt & Mixed Seeds

Warm Potato Salad, Celery & Herbs


Sharing Our Cooking


Fresh Harvest


Garden News



Radishes- Succession planting. Every 2 weeks from seed.

Grade 5/6 students


Seedlings Hardening off before planting in the ground



Trombone Zucchinis


About the Kitchen Garden Program


Collingwood College students participate in our Kitchen Garden Program as part of their school curriculum in Grades 3-6. Garden classroom occur outside in all weather conditions, with students learning, exploring and practising the skills and knowledge to grow a diverse range of vegetables, fruit and herbs using organic growing methods. Students then harvest our seasonal produce for cooking a range of (95% vegetarian) delicious dishes in their kitchen classroom. The student’s learn and practise kitchen skills, techniques and terminology and also importantly, their communication skills, creativity and teamwork while dishes are being prepared.


Students, staff and volunteers sit at beautifully set tables sharing the dishes created. Voicing opinions respectfully, as all students can benefit from sharing their individual learning efforts. Knowledge is documented in Kitchen garden books and shared to our school community via email, E/news, display boards and importantly by our students.


For our students, an integral part of the enjoyment and richness of the classroom experience is the depth and loyalty of volunteering we have for our school program. These exceptional people of all ages, interests, backgrounds and skills ensure our curriculum goals are supported for our students.  Potential volunteers do not need garden or cooking experience! Attributes we seek are a personal interest to support our K.G program philosophy, assisting students in their learning around food diversity, seasonality, sustainability, garden and cooking skills. The K.G learning importantly supports and explores student’s emotional connection and enjoyment in regards to growing and cooking seasonal food. Good humour and the excitement of learning new skills and knowledge in a shared environment, the ability to commit to a day/time are also attributes we seek in our volunteers.


We welcome applications from persons in our school community, or friends/family who wish to apply to be a Kitchen garden volunteer. Please send an email to me at

[email protected]


Please look at our school website (K.G page), if you are new to our school community for more information. Classes run in kitchen Monday-Wednesday. and garden Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

For those who may want to support our students and teachers in another way-we are always thank-full for people to garden outside class times or on other days. Please feel free to email me with any questions. Tours for potential volunteers will usually occur after school hours with arrangement.



With thanks,


Desley Insall

Kitchen Garden Specialist Teacher & Volunteer Coordinator



Volunteer Information Kit


Permission Forms, Media & Allergy for Volunteers


Community News


Jika Jika Community Centre have partnered with Queerspace to deliver 3 free workshops across the City of Darebin for parents of LGBTIQ+ children and young people. See below for more details:




Little Sophia is an independent, not for profit and accredited Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten located in inner-city Melbourne.

We are looking for a Cook to prepare and cook wholesome meals for our Kindergarten. Your hours of employment will be Monday to Friday 8am to 12pm, with 2 additional hours for planning and ordering.
The position start date will be Wednesday, 3rd April 2019

Please click on the attachment for more details:



Alphington FC is a not for profit community soccer club. On Monday 18 March we will be holding a "Come and Try" day. 








Richmond Junior Football Club have teams from the young Auskick group to under 18s.

We have girl specific teams from under 10 to under 18.

We are currently targeting girls under 16 to under 18 age group to play, but we also have umpiring & training opportunities for them.

Please click on the attachment below for more details:

Kind regards

Jan Buchanan




Richmond Scout Group is looking to actively expand its membership base in the Yarra area, providing fantastic opportunities for young members to experience a wide range of opportunities not typically afforded to inner city youth.

Click on the attachment below for more details:

Colleen Peterson

Chief Executive Officer




Join kids from Collingwood College playing casual soccer on Sundays:

March 24th, 31st

Main age groups are 8-10yrs, all ages welcome.

We play at 9:30am on Sundays, at Fairlea Oval, Fairlea Road, Fairfield (weather permitting).


To find out more or for more details contact Nataniel Wolfson, parent of children in Class 2 and 4.

Tel 0436 693739, [email protected].




Click HERE to read what's on in MARCH.







My name is Simon and I am an illustrator, who also works part time as one of the Hoddle Street crossing supervisor’s for your students! 

My debut picture book Playground Circus is about to come out (March 1) through Ford St books (distributor is New South Books). 


The book launch will be 10:30am, Saturday, March 16 at Readings Kids in Lygon St, Carlton.

Collingwood College Families are invited the families along.


Simon O'Carrigan





My name is Kathy Vlassopoulos and I specialise in teaching teenagers creative dance and yoga. I have been teaching at Mangala Studios in Carlton for many years and have now relocated to Thornbury. Please click on the attachment below for more information.

Kathy VlassopoulosKroma Dance - Creative Dance




The Homework Club is located in the Fitzroy Library, 128 Moore St, and is open:

Monday: 4-6pm; Tuesday: 4-6pm and 6-8pm (Year 10 and up); Wednesday: 4-6pm and 6-8pm (Year 10 and up); Thursday: 4-6pm; Friday: 4-6pm

The tutors are able to provide support for VCE subjects including maths and sciences.They also have a Yarra Youth Services providing the Future Pathways programs to help young people apply for jobs every Thursday from 4 pm to 6:30 pm.




Our changing climate: the latest science and health impacts

This special event is being held as part of Yarra’s commitment to urgent action to respond to the global climate emergency. You'll hear from expert presenters on the latest climate science, the implications for human health and the action we need to take. 

Thursday 4 April, 6pm – 8pm (arrive 6pm with speakers starting at 6.15pm)

Richmond Town Hall, 333 Bridge Rd, Richmond 

Hear from two expert speakers:

Dr Karl Braganza, Bureau of Meteorology, will explain the latest climate science and what it means in Melbourne’s context.

Dr Fiona Armstrong, Climate and Health Alliance, will discuss the health implications of climate change, what the health sector is doing and what we all can do.

All welcome to attend this free event. For catering purposes, please book in to attend

Book in here





Join the mailing list for the Yarra Youth Arts E-News for young people and parents. You can subscribe through the City of Yarra website at the bottom of the page: 




The Collingwood toy library is a community-owned resource for families in the City of Yarra and surrounding areas, operated on a non-profit basis and managed by a committee of volunteer members who are elected annually.

We are getting in touch with local schools in the area to promote our activities and resources for school-age children.

We have recently added a large collection of  board games for school-aged children and more games in foreign languages including Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Vietnamese. We also have a board games club and holiday activities, as well as other family-friendly community events throughout the year.




With a photography career spanning decades, Jim Berg, a Gunditjmara Elder, turns his focus to Scar Trees. These trees are a window to the past, bearing witness to the way of life and freedom for Victoria’s First Peoples.

Scar Trees are a reminder of the past and are a link to all trees.

Click on the attachment below to see details about this special exhibition at Melbourne Museum showing until 9 June.

Collingwood College
RJFC-2019 recruitment-U16 to U18G.pdf
Richmond Scout Group School flyer.pdf
Kroma Dance.pdf
Silent Witness - Jim Berg Exhibition - Melb Museum 2019.pdf
Kindergarten Cook advertisement 2019.pdf
List of instruments for sale - UPDATED Feb 18th.pdf
Term 1 Menu.pdf
TIK Invitation Letter - For Parents 2019.pdf
CAP self and family referral.pdf
Key Dates 2019.pdf
Salad of Cucumber, Beans, Tomato & Garden Herbs.pdf
Ricotta & Herb Dip & Beetroot Dip.pdf
Zucchini & Herb Flatbread.pdf
Brown Rice Salad, Celery, Roast Beetroot, Orange Zest & Herbs.pdf
Tomato Salad, Herbs and Crispy Pita.pdf
Chargrilled Zucchini -yoghurt & mixed seeds.pdf
Zucchini, Lemon & herb Muffins.pdf
Chargrilled Zucchini -yoghurt & mixed seeds.pdf
Warm Potatoe Salad, Celery & Herbs 12.3.2019.pdf
Volunteer Information Kit Collingwood College.2019.pdf
Permission forms-media & allergy for Volunteers 2019.pdf