Collingwood College

20 September 2018
Issue Thirty
Dates To Remember
School News
Kitchen Garden News
WELLBEING
SPRING FAIR NEWS
Community News
Collingwood College
0394127700
Corner Cromwell St and McCutcheon Way
Collingwood, Victoria, 3066
AU

Dates To Remember

Important Dates 2018

Term Dates 2018

Term 1: 29 January to 29 March

Term 2: 16 April to 29 June

Term 3: 16 July to 21 September

Term 4: 8 October to 19 December

 

Public Holidays 2018

Queen's Birthday: Monday 11 June

Melbourne Cup: Tuesday 6 November

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR 2018

 

September

Friday, 21 September 

Last Day Term 3 - Students finish 12:00pm

 

October

Monday, 8 October

STUDENT FREE Day

 

Tuesday, 9 October

First Day Term 4 for students

 

Friday, 19 October (new date)

Working Bee - from 3pm

School News

SCHOOL NEWS 

 

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.

Silvana Tsipiras

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.

http://www.talkingthetalksexed.com.au/

Jess Kelly

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.

Regards

James Agombar

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.

Judith Clelland

Secondary Principal

 

 

WORKING BEE

All families are welcome. This is a great way to contribute to the school community.

Term 4:

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. 

 

English Support

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:

https://collingwoodhomeworkclub.setmore.com/

Hannah Young

 

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT NEWS

 

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.

 

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

Collingwood College

Lucy Wang or Angie Pantelidis

Phone: 03 9412 7729 / 03 9417 6681

Email:

[email protected]

[email protected]

 

 

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.

Warmly, 

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).

 

All welcome!

No singing experience necessary.

 

For further information, please contact Alison McKean (Year 7 teacher) on 0428 346 491.

 

Kitchen Garden News

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation Newsletter

Click HERE to read the September edition of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation newsletter.

 

 

Paul Bangay Open Garden

Click HERE to find out more information and to book tickets for Paul Bangay's Open Garden at 'Stonefields' on Saturday and Sunday, 17 and 18 November, from 10 am–4 pm.

Stonefields, in Central Victoria, is rarely open to the public and this event offers garden lovers and food enthusiasts an exclusive opportunity to go behind the scenes at one of Australia’s most celebrated gardens.

To view a Q & A with Paul Bangay click HERE.
 

We have an incredible day planned for you:

  • Fine food and wine stalls.
  • Handmade and seasonal keepsakes made by local school students.  
  • Community market.
  • Rare and unusual plants for sale.
  • Garden tours with Paul Bangay. ***Limited tickets so book early***
  • Paul and Stephanie will be signing copies of their books, which will be available to buy.

This event supports the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Scheme.

 

This Fortnight's Recipes

 

Risotto with Pumpkin, Garden Herbs & Leeks (Vegan)

 

Green Pasta with Mushrooms, Lemon Garlic, Herb Sauce

 

 

Winter Tabouli Salad

 

Vegetable Stock

 

Dhal with Greens

Carrot and Beetroot Pickles

 

COOL CHEFS PROTECTING THEIR EYES FROM ONIONS!

 

 

CHEFS OF THE WEEK - LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

These students experienced what it is like to be head chefs in the kitchen - leading their groups to produce their recipes, reading recipes and allocating tasks.

 

 

 

SHARING A MEAL IN THE KITCHEN

 

 

SOME PROUD CHEFS IN ACTION IN THE KITCHEN

 

MAKING INK FROM FOOD ITEMS

Some classes have been discussing ink making techniques using food items. They have been practising writing using different writing implements including - thin sharp needle sticks, quills & calligraphy nibs.

 

 

Garden News

Seedlings Raised: Lettuce and Sunflower

 

New Garden Bed Rotation Signs

 

 

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 occurs 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 students 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, newsletter, 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]

(see forms below)

 

Please look at our school website (K.G page), if you are new to our school community for more information. Classes run in the 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 thankful 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

 

WELLBEING

FREE ASTHMA EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN & THEIR FAMILIES AT COHEALTH

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]

 

 

CYBERPARENT - INTERNET SAFETY

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:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/cyberparent/id1315897505?mt=8

 

 

 

SEXTING

Not sure what this is? Here is some information from the governments e-safety site https://www.esafety.gov.au/esafety-information/esafety-issues/sexting

 

 

 

EUPHORIA YOUTH

Yarra Youth Services have a group in partnership with The Drum youth services called Euphoria Youth which is a social and creative group for young LGBTIQ people and their friends or allies. This group meets up on the last Monday of every month between 3:30pm-5:30pm at the Yarra Youth Services on 156 Napier Street, Fitzroy.

Jessica Kelly & Stephanie Moussi

Adolescent Health Nurse & Health Promotion Leader

 

 

 

HEALTH AND WELLBEING LINKS

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: https://www.thesmithfamily.com.au/contact-us

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; www.headspace.org.au , 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 http://www.berrystreet.org.au/ 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 https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

 

 

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

 

SPRING FAIR NEWS

Community and Fundraising Committee

SPRING FAIR NEWS

 

 

 

Spring Fair Thank You Messages

 

Our annual Spring Fair was a great success. Many thanks to the Collingwood College Community for all their support.

 

Special thanks to the following:

 

*Theresa Powles for designing the poster

 

*Geoff Rundell who designed the postcards/raffle tickets and for his on going support in various areas

 

*Donna Mills for all her ongoing support, assisting with donations for the stalls and for coordinating the marquee team and sound team

 

*Sylvia Tai for assisting me with donations for the online auction and to Andrew Uzzell for managing the online auction. Amazing work, we raised $7,590-

 

*Sue Rundle for coordinating the cake bake day

 

*Maya Starr  for coordinating several stalls and for all her hard work

 

*Suad and the mothers who assisted her with the African coffee and curry. Suad donated all her takings to the College

 

*To all class carers, for all the support you gave to the other parents and staff

 

*To all the parents who worked for days, weeks and months prior to the day. Your support and hard work is very much appreciated. 

 

*To all the parents who had external stalls and to Kathy Miller who coordinated the external stalls

 

*Marquee Team

Damon O'Sullivan (coordinator)

Wil Dim

Luke Donovan

Mick Warren

David O'Brien

Jarra Frede

Tim Fitzgerald

Gareth Holmes

Tri Duc Nguyen

Michael Stephens

 

*Fete Collective Equipment 

Penny Holmes

Kylie Lawson

Donna Mills

& to the parents who stayed & helped us pack the container on Sunday evening - you were sooooo appreciated!

 

*Sound Team

Phil Boutle

Charlie & Gavin Gray

Tim Walter

Michael Theiler

Owen McKean

Steph O'Hara

Mark Proghoulis

Richo De Kleyn

Charly Harrison

 

*And an extra shout out to Phil Boutle & Richie Alan for generously donating the use of their sound equipment.  Check them out at diyhifi.biz

DIY HI FI is the Best Sound from the Least Power.

 

*Thank you to all the staff for their ongoing assistance and for all their hard work prior to the fair and on the day. Many thanks to the staff who assisted me: Alina, Sue R, Tim C, Tim A, Craig, Greg, Sam, Dale, Liria, Deirdre, Lisa D, Judith N, Judith C, May, Tarryn, Martina and Claire.

 

*To the Art, Music and Food Tech staff. Thank you!! They all worked for months to prepare for the fair.

 

*Finally, to all the students who worked all day on Saturday and Sunday and to all students who practised and rehearsed their performances for weeks prior to the fair, THANK YOU!

 

Enjoy the holiday break!

 

Warm regards

Silvana

 

 

RAFFLE WINNERS

1st Prize           Yuu-Shih Andre Wu

2nd Prize          Ben Howie

3rd Prize           Steve Wu

4th Prize           Johe  Byron

5th Prize           Sophie Palmer

 

PROFIT

The profit from Spring Fair will be approximately $20,000 -$25,000 after expenses have been taken into account.

 

 

Cultural Groups Entertaining the Crowds

 

 

Kitchen in Action

Take a look at some photos of kitchen volunteers in action...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further details:

CONTACT SILVANA TSIPIRAS - [email protected]

Silvana Tsipiras

Spring Fair Coordinator

Community News

GERTRUDE STREET MINI PROJECTION FESTIVAL

 

 

STUDIO REDHEAD - SCHOOL HOLIDAY THEATRE PROGRAM

 

 

BUY A BOOK, FILL A SHELF FOR CHILDREN IN REMOTE AUSTRALIA

For the month of September, sign up to our new Indigenous Literacy Day fundraising campaign and fill your virtual shelf with books for children in remote communities! 

We are excited to bring you something new, something a little different, something we think you’ll enjoy sharing with your friends and family, and something that gives you the opportunity of ensuring kids in remote communities have access to quality, new books. 

Launching on Indigenous Literacy Day (Wednesday 5 September) our new Fill a Bookshelf fundraising campaign aims to raise $300,000 to help us gift 30,000 new books to schools and service organisations in remote communities where books are scarce. 

How does it work? The idea is simple...
1. Sign up online to create a fundraising page and receive an empty virtual bookshelf
2. Ask friends and family to donate a virtual book to your page (in the form of a donation)
3. Fill your virtual bookshelf!
4. Change the lives of Indigenous children 

Your donations will help us buy new, carefully selected books for children who have none. To put it quite simply - without your support, in a very real sense - bookshelves in remote Indigenous communities are empty. 

We believe all children in Australia deserve the same opportunities – in education, employment, health and well being. All evidence tells us that literacy is the pathway to CHOICE for these opportunities, and BOOKS are the building blocks for literacy. If you believe this too, sign up today!

Karen Williams
Executive Director

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation

 

 

 

FREE HEARING TESTS - LA TROBE UNIVERSITY -  SEPTEMBER

 

 

MELBOURNE POLYTECHNIC 2019 CERTIFICATE COURSES

The Work Education Department is now taking enrolments for 2019 Certificate Courses.

Our courses are designed for students:

  • Exiting High School
  • 16 years of age and above
  • On the Autism Spectrum
  • Have experienced learning difficulties
  • Have required classroom assistance or modified class work

Our courses assist students with:

  • Confidence and self esteem
  • Transition from High School to Adult Education
  • Find pathways for their future whether it be education, further training, work or community/volunteer work

We provide flexible delivery to cater for individual needs and have over 40 years’ experience in the Special Needs area.

Please feel free to contact us for any further information. Happy to meet students and families to discuss future options we can offer.

 

For more information click on the Poster attachment below.

To arrange an interview click on the 'Application for Interview' attachment.

Rosanna Matovinovic

Teacher

WorkEducation Department

Melbourne Polytechnic

St Georges Road, Preston

 

 

 

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA  NEWSLETTER

Click HERE  to read the SEPTEMBER edition of the State Library of Victoria News

 

 

YARRA YOUTH ARTS E-NEWS

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: https://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/services/young-people/arts-and-music 

 

 

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.

Warmly, 

Lauren, Andrew, Owen (5C), Gus (2D) and Emiliana (nearly prep)

 

 

 

CLIFTON HILL CRICKET CLUB

 

 

 

 

FITZROY LIBRARY HOMEWORK CLUB

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

Fitzroy homework club provides support for VCE subjects including maths and science.

 

 

KUMON

 

KUMON RICHMOND EDUCATION CENTRE

300 Burnley Street, Richmond 3121

Instructor: Gloria Chan

Tel: 0402 025 365

 

 

MANGALA SCHOOL OF CREATIVE DANCE AND YOGA - SCHOOL AGED CLASSES

Please click on the link for information on these classes in  Carlton and how to make a BOOKING.

 

 

 

COLLINGWOOD TOY LIBRARY

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. 

https://www.collingwoodtoylibrary.net.au/

 

Collingwood College
Gertrude Mini Projection Festival Info.pdf
Poster.pdf
Application for Interview.pdf
Jindi eggs.pdf
Mangala Creative Dance 2018.pdf
Instruments for Sale - UPDATED 9 September 2018.pdf
Term 3 Collingwood College menu.pdf
2018_Thursday_Market_Rosters.pdf
Jindi eggs.pdf
Choir Notice.pdf
CAP self and family referral.pdf
KEY SCHOOL DATES FOR PARENTS 2018 25-05-18.pdf
Pumpkin, Celery & Leek Risotto.pdf
Pasta.pdf
Mushroom Ragout (Button, Enoki), Garden Greens, Herbs, Lemon & Garlic.pdf
Winter Tabbouleh.pdf
Vegetable Stock.pdf
Red Lentil Dahl & Fresh Garam Masala Mix.pdf
Carrot & Beetroot Pickles.pdf
REPORT-CLANCY.pdf
REPORT-ROSIE.pdf
REPORT-TEO.pdf
REPORT-ZEYNUP.pdf
Volunteer Information Kit Collingwood College.2018 doc.pdf
Permission forms-media & allergy for volunteers 2018doc -.pdf
Spring Fair Donors List 2018.pdf