Carwatha News

15 August 2017
Issue Eleven
Principal's Report
P-12 News
Secondary News
Primary News
College General Information
Upcoming Events
Useful forms
Carwatha College
03 9795 5848
43-81 Browns Road
Noble Park North, Victoria, 3174

Principal's Report

From The Principal

The first 4 weeks of Term 3 have flown by and as always there have been many great learning activities for Carwatha College P-12 students. Our Grade 4 to 6 students visited the Shrine of Remembrance and the Ian Potter Gallery while our Year 7s undertook an excursion to the Aquarium to complement their learning in science. Year 9 students will be completing a Geography field trip and the Primary Science fair will run on Wednesday the 16/8.  A Casual day was run by the SRC to raise funds for both the College and their chosen charities. The VCAL class are busy planning for their walk from the City to the College and are training once per week to ensure they last the distance.

This week will also see tryouts for our Football Academy, it is not too late to be a part of this great program, just visit our website for further details should you be interested.

In the coming Weeks we have the Presentation Ball – a great family night out and very exciting for the 32 couples we have participating this year. The dance instructors have again chosen some great music and are working well with the students to ensure a great night for all.

On Tuesday September 5th the College will hold its Multi-Cultural assembly at 8.45am in the main gym. Students are encouraged to wear their national costumes and many students and a handful of brave staff will perform. Parents are very welcome at this assembly. It promises to be a great day.

Pat Mulcahy


Football Technique Australia School Academy Carwatha College P-12

Our Academy’s focus 
• The Football Academy is aimed at providing an integrated academic pathway driven by young students sporting aspirations. 
• This program allows young student athletes to enhance and develop their sporting talent while concurrently receiving their secondary education. 
• It is crucial to the Academy that students’ academic pursuits are of the highest priority and that each student’s interest and aspiration in sport assists them in achieving high results both academically and athletically.
Our Commitment 
• Provide holistic care for the well-being of all students. 
• Constantly monitor academic performance and achievements. 
• Provide a unique high quality specialised football program, allowing students to reach their full potential. 
• Creating skills for Academy students that provide unique opportunities aimed at future employment. 
• Use of reflective practice 
• Embrace challenge, innovation and change.
In 2018 and ahead the Football program will give students the opportunity to follow their passion whilst undertaking a heavily monitored and well-rounded academic program. For Year 7 to 9 students training sessions will occur during their weekly Sport Education allotted time and an extra session as a period 0 (7:15am to 8:35am), however, the students would still be involved in their general Physical Education classes. 
Grade 5 and 6 students will train during their Physical education lesson and for 1 period 0.
General Sports Structure:
2 periods of PE classes - Sport Education
Sports Academy Structure 
2 periods of PE classes - 2 periods of Football specific training with elite coaches 
1 period of Football training before school.
Our Program Involves: 
• Football training before school 7:15am – 8:30am 
• Football while at school – during PE 
• FTA Uniform – top, shorts, socks, jacket 
• Football Excursions – A League Team experience 
• School sports games 
• Individual player assessment reports 
• Meeting A league players 
• Football intelligence 
• Futsal training 
• Balance and coordination training 
• Football analysis
FTA Physical Preparation Program: 
Football Technique Australia believes in holistic athletic development; technical, physical and mental! 
FTA will incorporate a Physical Preparation Program to compliment the football development program. 
Powered by the Strength and Conditioning experts of Athlete Academy.
FTA Athletes will receive: 
• Fitness Testing (Sprint / Jump / YOYO Fitness) 
• Movement Screening / Biomechanical Assessment 
• Injury Prevention Program (Based on Screening) 
• Customised Strength Training Program 
• Flexibility /Mobility Program 
• Sport Science Information Sessions 
• Nutrition 
• Mindset Preparation 
• Recovery Techniques
To register your expression of interest visit or



P-12 News

High Achiever Awards Semester 1, 2017 

Congratultions to all our High Achievers.

High Achiever Awards are a part of our Honours Program at Carwatha College P-12.

This Program recognises secondary students who have averaged Outstanding or Excellent in the majority of subjects they are studying.


Newsletter Winner!

The second winner of our amazing competition has been won!

To win, all you have to do is recieve the newsletter via email and read it!

Anyone who opened and read the newsletter after recieving their email has had their email adress put in the draw. Again, our lovely Assistant Principal Mrs Horn drew out our lucky winner.

Congratulations to The Vandoros family!

You have won 20% off Callum's essential items for 2018.

Make sure your email adress is registered with college to be in the chance to win.

There will be winner with each newsletter fot the remainder of 2017 - good luck!

Multicultural Day 


Breakfast Club

Breakfast for all the family!

Students of both Primary and Secondary are welcome to come along Monday, Wednesday & Fridays for a free breakfast!


Secondary News

7C Science - Mr Men Project

In Term 3, Year 7 students are learning about what classification is, its importance and ways that we can classify living and non-living things. Recently, Year 7 students completed a project which required them to make a Dichotomous key. This was done using the Mr Men characters. Students thoroughly enjoyed this task, and 7C students also peer assessed this task during class. Congratulations on such terrific focus and behaviour during this project, 7C, and to those students who worked on this task at home.

Kyla Crawford 

Year 7 – Melbourne Aquarium Excursion

On August 10th, the Yr 7s went to the Melbourne Aquarium (Sea world) to have a tour and learn about classifying animals. We started the day by looking at the King and Gentoo Penguins and discussed how to identify them and classify them. We had a sheet to fill in during the tour.

Shortly after, we visited the water pool, seeing and touching with shark eggs, ray eggs, starfish and different types of shells. We learnt that sea stars and sea urchins are closely related species of marine life.

After this, we explored the huge shark and rays tank. It was amazing to see the different species of marine life up so close and personal. We did a short dichotomous key where we learnt about and classified some sharks and rays.

Subsequently, we viewed the crocodile, frogs, fish, turtle and sea dragon area. Then we were guided to the cinema where we watched a free ‘4D’ movie based on the ‘Ice Age’ movies.

We then headed outside to eat lunch at a nearby park, before returning to school. Overall, all of the Yr 7s had a great day spending time at the Melbourne Aquarium. On behalf of the Year 7s, I would like to say thank – you to our teachers and also the tour guides at the Melbourne Aquarium for organising this event for us.

By Norah Hoang – 7C


8A & 8C Science – Rock Cycle Experiment

For Term 3, Yr 8 science students are studying Rocks/minerals and fossils, in preparation for our upcoming excursion to the Melbourne Museum. On Monday August 7 and Wednesday August 9 respectively, 8A and 8C students participated in a task to help build upon their collaborative learning skills and understand the Rock cycle in more depth. Students worked in groups of their choice, to simulate the formation of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks. All students worked efficiently and safely to ensure the practical and written components were completed submitted on time. Crayons were used to represent rocks. Congratulations in particular to Tim and Ethan in 8A and Raph and Lia in 8C and who were all fantastic group leaders.

Kyla Crawford 

8C Science – Collaborative Learning

For Term 3, Yr 8 science students are studying Rocks/minerals and fossils, in preparation for our upcoming excursion to the Melbourne Museum. On Friday August 4, 8C students participate in a task to help build upon their collaborative learning skills. Students worked in groups of their choice, to design a product (such as a car or a boat) with limited rocks and other resources available. This task was inspired by the Flintstones family. After 10 minutes, students were then shown a video and had a discussion about what makes effective team work. They were then given group roles to assign to each other, and re-did the same task. Students reported that things went more smoothly with group roles and will be implementing these skills next lesson during an experiment on the Rock cycle. Congratulations in particular to Raph who spoke very well as the ‘presenter’ for his group.

Kyla Crawford 


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Primary News

Primary Art News

The students in all primary classes have been very busy learning about ceramics. The history of clay. Clay artwork and everyday use of clay items such as bowls and plates etc. They experimented with the clay and learnt how to use clay tools and their hands to roll, scrape, pinch, poke and join pieces together. We made clay bird baths, dragons, hand bowls, mice, storyteller figurines, ladybirds and clay looms. The arts captains, Lucas, Ngarama, Andrey and Kymook helped Mrs McAleer to put all the finished pieces in the Kiln and we are eagerly waiting for the artwork to come out so we can glaze it. Keep an eye out for future newsletters to see their finished artwork.

Christine McAleer

College General Information

The Main Office

Office Hours:         8.15am - 4.00pm


Parents should always make contact with the Main office when visiting the college. 

Office Staff:

Buisness Manager:      Wendy Parkinson

Accounts:                        Rosanne Bivens

Front Office:                   Pauline Horbaczow

                                            Ruth Arnold

                                            Glenice Despard

                                            Megha Malhotra

First Aid:                          Donna Azzopardi

Term Dates 2017

Term 1  

Monday, 30th January  to Friday, 31st March  (9 weeks)

Term 2

Tuesday,  18th April to Friday, 30th June (11 weeks)

Term 3

Monday, 17th  July to Friday, 22nd  September (10 weeks)

Term 4
Monday, 9th  October to Friday, 22nd December (11 weeks)

Term Dates 2018

Term 1  

Tuesday, January 30th to Thursday, 29th  March  (9 weeks)

Term 2

Monday, 16th April to Friday, 29th June (11 weeks)

Term 3

Monday, 17th July Friday, 22nd  September (10 weeks)

Term 4

Monday, 9th  October  to Friday, 22nd December  (11 weeks)

Secondary Contacts 2017

Year 7      Mrs Rentzis

Year 8      Mr Skadins

Year 9      Mr  Skadins

Year 10    Mr Haddad

Year 11    Mrs Bawa

Year 12    Mrs Christopher

Secondary Junior Leader    Mr Fahey

Secondary Senior Leader    Mrs Ross

Assistant Principal ( Year 7-12)   Mrs Spina


To Speak to or book an appointment with a coordinator, College Leader  or Assistant Principal please contact the main office.

Primary Contacts 2017

Prep M     Mrs McPhie

1/2Z          Ms Zelazo

2/3A          Mrs Abraham

3L              Mrs Lilburne

4S             Mr Spina

4/5N        Ms Novakovic

5B             Ms Bishop

5/6L         Ms Arnold-Levy

6E             Mrs Elias

STEM      Mrs Brayon

Art           Mrs McAleer

PE            Mrs Peters (Prep-2)

PE           Mr Richards (3-6)


Assistant Principal: Mrs Sheila Horn

Primary Leading Teacher    Mrs Beauchamp-Wylie



To speak to or book an appointment with a class teacher, leading teacher  or  Assistant Principal please contact the main office.

Bell Times



All students are expected to be punctual and regular in attendance. After each absence, a note of explanation, dated and signed by the parent/guardian must be brought to the school or absences can be monitored and/or approved online via compass. 

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Useful Forms

For useful forms:

  • Fee Sheets
  • Book Lists
  • Canteen List
  • Uniform Lists
  • Medical Plans
  • Qkr  How To
  • Edrolo Information
  • Centrepay
  • International Home Stay Information
  • Primary Mobile Phone Agreement

See the last page of newsletter titled "Useful Forms".

Lost Property

Lost Property is located in Sickbay. If your child has lost an item please call or see Nurse Donna in Sickbay.

Sustainable School Shop: 
Second Hand Uniforms
Second Hand Books

The College is conscious of the need to provide an efficient process for families to be able to buy and sell second hand uniform.

We are happy to announce the sustainable school shop website that Carwatha College P-12 has previously directed parents to use for second hand books now offers buying and selling of second hand uniforms.

Please go to


For the best results:

  • Register on the Sustainable School Shop website
  • List your second-hand uniform items for sale
  • List wanted ads for those items you are looking to buy
  • The College’s uniform lists are loaded into the system to make listing ads easy
  • The system matches the ads of buyers with sellers and notifies the buyer via email
  • Buyers contact sellers and arrange where and when to trade.
  • The school is not involved in the transaction
  • Parents are well supported via Sustainable School Shop’s telephone (0438 743 444) and email help lines
  • The system is simple and easy to use - If you don’t have a computer, internet access or an email address, please call the Sustainable School Shop for assistance.


Our prefered method of payment is Qkr.

See our 'Qkr How To' information sheet on newsletter page titled Useful Forms.

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Upcoming Events


Tues         15th             Presentation Ball Practice

Wed          16th            Year 8 Boys Futsal

                                        Primary Science Fair

Thurs       17th            Year 9 Geography Excursion

 Fri            18th            Presentation Ball Practice

                                        9C Community Leadership Excursion

Mon          21st             Junior Have A Say Day

Tues         22nd           Presentation Ball Practice

Thurs       24th            Senior Have A Say Day

Fri             25th           Grades 5 & 6 Gala Sports Day

                                        Presentation Ball Practice                                          

Wed         30th            Year 7 Boys Futsal


Fri               1st             9B Community Leadership Excursion

                                         Primary Assembly

                                          Bell Shakespeare Incursion grades 3-6

                                           Bell Shakespeare Incursion  years 7-9

                                        Presentation Ball 2017

Mon           4th             3/4 Biology Excursion to GTAC Parkville

Tues          5th             Multicultural Assembly

                                        Mad On Music Concert

Wed           6th             Primary District Athletics

Thurs        7th             Year 12 Casual Dress

                                        Year 9 Phillip Island Nature Park Science Excursion

Fri                8th            9C Community Leadership Excusrions

                                        Primary Greater Dandenong Maths Day

Tues         12th            Year 8 Melbourne Museum Science Excursion

                                        Year 9 Gravity Zone Excursion

Thurs       14th            Parent Teacher Interviews

Mon          18th            Grade 5 & 6 Camp back on Thurs 21st

                                        Greater Dandenong Athletics

Tues         19th            Prep to Grade 3 Responsible Pet Ownership Incursion

Fri            22nd            Primary Assembly

                                        Last Day Term 3


Mon          10th            First Day Term 4

Useful forms

Book List and Parent Payment Forms


Qkr: How To Form


International Student Homestay Program


Centrepay form


Uniform Price Lists


Anaphylaxis Management Plan


Asthma Management Plan


Primary Mobile Phone Agreement


College Photos 2017


Edrolo Information


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