STUDENT ENROLMENT UPDATED INFORMATION
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.
Financial Assistance for Families
CAMPS, SPORTS & EXCURSIONS FUND (CSEF)
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 www.education.vic.gov.au/csef
Please check with the school office if you are unsure.
For more information about the CSEF visit
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.
WELCOME PICNIC AND OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF 'YALLABIRRANG LEARNING STORY' FRONT FENCE - FRIDAY, 15 MARCH
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
PRIDE CLUB AT COLLINGWOOD COLLEGE
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.
PROMPTED BY MOLLY STEER
BY LEO, TAUWHITU, KEIKA, SHAHAD AND MABEL
YEAR 5 REGGIO
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.
PLEASE HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT
SPORT AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION NEWS
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.
Head of Physical Education and Sport
INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE - UPDATED 18 FEBRUARY
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]
LEADERSHIP PROGRAM - SECONDARY SCHOOL
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:
Focus on inner self, values and leadership
Focus on others, diversity, culture, empathy and story telling
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.
Year 10 Home Group Teacher
COLLINGWOOD COLLEGE HOMEWORK CLUB
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
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT NEWS
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
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.
International Students’ Team
Lori Michael – EAL Learning Specialist
Lucy Wang - International Students’ Coordinator
Angie Pantelidis – International Students’ Support & Well-being
NEXT WEEK'S SPECIALS
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 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.
Green Apron Catering
THURSDAY MARKET NEWS
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