Carwatha News

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

Principal's Report

From the Principal

Welcome back to the start of semester two.  I hope that parents were able to access end of semester reports through Compass and to read and discuss them with their sons and daughters during the break and reflect on the comments made by teachers.  If you had trouble accessing reports, please contact the office for assistance.  We are looking forward to a very productive third term with plenty of exciting learning opportunities for our students. 


This week, we celebrated French Bastille Day with “Crepe Days” for Primary and Secondary students.  This has become a special tradition at Carwatha, thoroughly enjoyed by all involved.


Students currently in Years 9 & 10 will be invited to our Information Night and Course
Expo to be held on Thursday, August 18th.  Letters will be sent home next week, but please keep this date free.  It is important that all Year 9 & 10 students and at least one parent attend.  


I have mentioned in past newsletters that this year is our year of review.  Staff have been involved in completing the first stage of this process, our school self-evaluation.  Later this term, an independent reviewer will work with us to review our progress for the last four years and to assist us to set goals and priorities for the next 4 years. 


A reminder that Friday ,July 29 is a pupil-free day.  Staff will be involved in professional learning on that day.  Students are not required at school.



Bronwyn Hamilton


P-12 News

Prep Enrolment 2017


Absence Phone Line



We need your help!


Carwatha College P-12 is currently looking to expand its team of homestay providers for its International Students. An outline of the responsibilities of a homestay provider is as follows:

- to ensure that there is a single bedroom for the student’s exclusive use

- to provide the student with study facilities, including a desk, study light and        bookcase

- to oversee the student’s wellbeing

- to provide all meals including lunch


It is compulsory for all families (everyone in the household over the age of 18 or even frequent residents of the house) to have a current Working With Children Permit. The current rate of payment for homestay providers is between $250 and $280 per week. This may be negotiated depending upon the homestay provided.


If you are interested in the possibility of becoming a member of our homestay team, please contact Sheila Horn at the college for full details and an application form.

Primary News

Students Of The Week


Class       Week     Student

Prep            1          Aliyah Griffiths


1N                1          Sethmi Udagedara


2K                1          Leonid Nikolovski

                                 Sean Isaacs


3L                1          Anthony Diacoyannis

                                 Jayden Vong

                                 Tasniim Omar


3/4Z            1          Joshua Campbell

                                 Annie Tutu

                                  Declan Vishniakov

                                  Talisha Rushby


4S                1          Angelia Lee

                                 Jaydine Alapati

5E                1         Georgia Vishniakov


5/6B            1         Shannon Hines

                                 Bhaskar Vidya Shankar


6F                1          Chelcei Brennan


PE               1          Elijah Tangianau

                                 Natalie Vo

                                 Madhulika Balijepally

                                Jonah Dao


Art              1          Pratham Mahesh


Drama       1         Georgia Vishniakov

                                 Angie Trajkoska

Careers News

Careers News


On Friday 15th July Federation University Australia (FedUni) confirmed it will gradually take responsibility for Monash University’s Berwick Campus

FedUni will offer up to 15 degree programs at Berwick in 2017 in the fields of business, education, nursing, IT and science, with the intention to be the sole University at the campus in 2018.


What this means is that for 2017 Monash Uni and Fed Uni will both run courses from the Berwick location- and from 2018 onwards it is intended that Fed Uni will be the sole provider of courses at the Berwick campus.


This is a great outcome for students as it provides another range of University degree courses available at a very close suburb. Federation University Australia is also ranked number one in Australia for the overall quality of their Information Technology programs.

The Berwick campus is right near the Berwick train station


The courses on offer at Fed Uni will be available through the normal VTAC process.

The following events will also be taking place at the Berwick campus, providing an opportunity to speak with FedUni staff and learn more about the range of study options available in 2017:

Fed Uni Berwick Campus Open Night
Wednesday 17th August, 4pm – 8pm

Thinking about your future?? What are the Growth Employment Areas for the next 10-15 years??


For all students it is important to spend some time thinking about your futures and considering what skills and strengths and interest areas you have. It is also very wise to consider what the predicted jobs of our future are. According to Deloitte, the five identified future growth areas in Australia are –

  • Healthcare & Aged Care   ….think broadly….jobs in  residential aged care, preventative health and wellness,  digital delivery of health  (registered nurses, podiatrists, physiotherapists, clinical psychologists, accredited mental health professionals, midwives, sonographers, etc.)
  • Agriculture- Food & Fibre industry….Not what you think about traditional farming. We need scientists and designers to be involved in “agri- tecture”- about designing city farming, aquatic farming, desert farming and developing green cities- that have the ability to produce food in a climate-proof environments. The agricultural industry need workers from a variety of backgrounds:  biology, geography, finance, food scientists, sales and marketing, just to name a few. 
  • Education & training, public and private schooling, international education, reskilling an ageing workforce and online education 
  • Construction property valuers, construction estimators,  bricklayers, stonemasons , roof tilers, solid plasterers 
  • Travel & tourism-hotel and accommodation managers, bar attendants and baristas, restaurant managers, managers, waiters, bakers, butchers, cooks/chefs, pastry cooks


Jodie McCarthy- Careers and Pathways Manager

Parents & Friends News

Election Day BBQ Thanks

The fundraising committee held a very successful sausage sizzle.

Thank you again to all the volunteers and for the tireless work of the fundraising committee.

Upcoming Events

- Fathers’ Day Stall

- Fathers’ Day Breakfast

- Fathers' Day Raffle


Fathers' Day Stall and breakfast will again be held this September. Start saving now so you can buy Dad and Grandfathers’ gifts.

The Fathers' Day raffle will be drawn on Friday 1st September, raffle tickets will be going home shortly.

Breakfast Program


Upcoming Events



Friday 29th               Pupil-free Day


Tuesday 2nd            Years 7-12 High Achievers Assembly

Friday 5th                  Primary Assembly

Friday 25th                Presentation Ball


Tuesday 6th             Multicultural Assembly

Thursday 8th           Parent Teacher Conferences

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


Community News

Girl Guides


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