STUDENT FREE DAY - MONDAY, 8 OCTOBER
Please note that students will start back for Term 4 on TUESDAY, 9 October. Staff will be meeting for a Curriculum Day on Monday, 8 October.
SPRING FAIR - A WONDERFUL DAY
Spring Fair was a great celebration of our Collingwood College Community. Please see the Spring Fair page for a list of thank-you messages.
Spring Fair Coordinator
TALKING THE TALK - PARENT PRESENTATION
On Tuesday, 11 September we were fortunate enough to welcome Vanessa Hamilton to Collingwood College to present for 1.5 hours to our parents about sexual health education. We had 40 parents and families in attendance and the feedback was extremely positive. This information worked hand in hand with our implementation of the Respectful Relationships curriculum throughout the whole school and creates a consistent approach to sexual health through families, and school. This is extremely important information that we think all families should have access to so I have included her website link below so that every family can access the free sexual health resources. Please contact me if you did not get to attend and are interested in another session for 2019 as we may look at offering it again with enough numbers.
Adolescent Health Nurse
INTERMEDIATE BASKETBALL TEAM
The team went to Coburg Basketball Stadium to play Interschool Sport Basketball. We were drawn against local schools where we won two games (41-18, 40-13) and lost one game (50-21).
We played as a team throughout the day with a number of players shooting several 3 point shots and scoring double figures in the matches.
We finished runners up on the day in our division. Well Done Team Collingwood.
Head of Physical Education and Sport
COMPASS INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR PARENTS/ GUARDIANS
At Collingwood we have started to run sessions after school to support parents/guardians’ access to teaching and learning information and attendance data.
Our IT Specialist Tim Coates worked with a Somali speaking interpreter on Wednesday afternoon to support Somali speaking parents to use the Compass system.
We will run further sessions in term 4 for other groups of parents whose first language is not English.
We will also run a session for English speaking family members to ensure that all our community members are able to make the best use of our system. The advantages of the Compass system have already been well established. Checking for attendance updates, excursion information and homework are just some of the benefits of this communication system. Please let us know if you are interested in putting your name down for any of these sessions in term 4.
All families are welcome. This is a great way to contribute to the school community.
Friday, 19 October
Friday evening working bee
after school from 3pm
INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE
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]
COLLINGWOOD COLLEGE HOMEWORK CLUB
Homework Club runs in the school library for secondary students from Monday - Thursday (3:00-5:00pm).
Primary students are welcome to attend homework club with approval from their parents, the Principal, or the Homework Club Supervisor.
If English is an additional language for you and you would like some extra support, book in for a one-on-one hour with a volunteer tutor.
You can choose between three options:
- 1. Reading and Understanding
- 2. Writing and Spelling
- 3. Proof Reading and Planning
To book a session, click on the following link and enter your details:
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT NEWS
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.
HOMESTAY FAMILIES REQUIRED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Are you interested in
Hosting an International Student?
Collingwood College is looking for caring families or individuals who can offer accommodation to international students.
You may be eligible to become a host if you:
- Can provide a caring, supportive, safe environment to a young person.
- Can provide a clean, comfortable home and private bedroom.
- Are fluent in English or native speakers of English.
- Provide healthy food.
In return you will be rewarded with
- Full Board Accommodation Payment.
- Cultural enrichment.
- A friend for your children.
- A lifetime relationship.
If you are interested and would like more information contact
Lucy Wang or Angie Pantelidis
Phone: 03 9412 7729 / 03 9417 6681
TERM 3 SCHOOL CANTEEN MENU
Please click on the link below to view the Term 3 Menu at the Collingwood College Canteen (Catering By Lisa)
THURSDAY MARKET NEWS
Please click on the link below to find dates for Thursday Markets for the rest of the year.
PASTURED - FREE RANGE EGGS AT THURSDAY MARKET
We are bringing eggs to the market each week to shorten the food chain and help local farmers with fair prices!
If you would like to order one-off or regularly pop by and let us know, or email [email protected] by Saturday.
See the attachment below for more information about these very special eggs.
Lauren, Andrew, Owen (5C), Gus (2D) and Emiliana (nearly prep)
PARENT / ADULTS CHOIR
Meet at 3:15pm
on the ‘stage’ area (near the front oval).
No singing experience necessary.
For further information, please contact Alison McKean (Year 7 teacher) on 0428 346 491.