Collingwood College

12 August 2017
Issue Twenty-three
Dates To Remember
School News
Community News
Collingwood College
Corner Cromwell St and McCutcheon Way
Collingwood, Victoria, 3066

Dates To Remember

Important Dates 2017

Term Dates

Term 1: 30th January to 31st March

*Easter Monday 17th April

Term 2: 18th April to 30th June

Term 3: 17th July to 22nd September

Term 4: 9th October to 22nd December


Public Holidays

Labour Day Monday 13th March

Anzac day Tuesday 25th April

Queen's Birthday Monday 12th June

Melbourne Cup Tuesday 7th November



Tuesday, 15 August

Year 9-10 Transition night 6.00-6.30pm

VET Information night 6.30-7.30pm

Location: Theatre 


Thursday, 17 August

Family Science Night in the Library, 4.00-6.00pm





Wednesday, 23 August

Book Week Parade

and Great Book Swap

Collingwood College Library


Thursday, 24 August
Strings Concert

2:00pm and 7:00pm

and Great Book Swap

Collingwood College Library


Tuesday, 29 August
Prep to  Year 10, 3-Way Conferences



Saturday, 2 September

Early Spring Working Bee 9:00am - 1:00pm


Tuesday, 5 September

Community & Fundraising Committee Meeting - Library, 3:30 - 4:30pm


Tuesday, 5 September

Safeminds Parent Workshop, 6:30 - 8:00pm


Friday, 22 September

Last Day Term 3


Monday, 9 October

Curriculum Day - No students  


Tuesday, 10 October

First day of term 4


Tuesday, 10 October

Community & Fundraising Committee Meeting - Library, 3:30 - 4:30pm


Sunday, 22 October

SPRING FAIR, 11:00am - 4:00pm


Tuesday, 14 November

Community & Fundraising Committee Meeting - Library, 3:30 - 4:30pm


Tuesday, 5 December

Community & Fundraising Committee Meeting - Library, 3:30 - 4:30pm

School News




A new date of Tuesday, 5 September has been set. Please see the Wellbeing Page for more details of this informative and enlightening workshop rewarding adolescence




Saturday, 2 September

9:00am -1:00pm

Morning Tea and Lunch provided

Jobs Include:

  1. Finishing the rock gardens at the front entrance of the school
  2. Tree planting.  Collingwood College will honour the National School Tree Day planting (29 July) at our working bee.  Donate a shrub / tree for the school grounds.  Come along and plant it with your child. Your family can help care for the plant by watering and watching it grow. Children will feel delighted to see their plant grow to maturity over their primary / secondary years at Collingwood College.

Gabrielle Stokes




August 14th-18th is National Science Week. The secondary science teachers would like to invite you to a Family Science Night to help celebrate this week. The night is aimed at students in year 2-7. So 'Save the date' for 'Thursday 17th August, 4.00-6.00pm in the school Library'. The focus in on Future Earth. Get ready for lots of fun and excitement as you become a Scientist for the night and take part in our amazing activities. We are happy to tell you that Nao will be there to meet all of the students. The rest will be a surprise.  


We look forward to seeing you on the night!

Secondary Science Team




Thank you to all those parents that helped by sharing contacts for suitable play equipment and the school grounds masterplan. All proposals will be finalised by the 18th August and shared with the BES committee.  

Craig Bradley
Secondary Principal 



Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please take a moment to read about some news relating to the Primary School:


Prep 2018 Enrolments are filling fast.  Please make sure if you have a child that is eligible for Prep in 2018 that you come to the front office and collect an enrolment form.  Both Steiner and Reggio places are filling faster than expected.  Enrolments are taken on a 'first in-first served' basis. 


Sormeh Afkari

Acting Primary Principal




Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please take a moment to read about some news relating to the Secondary School:


On Thursday 10th August we held the Senior Pathways night at Collingwood Town Hall for our year 10 students transitioning to year 11. Combined with Fitzroy High School's year 10 there was over 350 people in attendance. There was a lot of information to digest from the evening for families. Lots of new terminology to understand. Every student had the chance to talk to teachers from both Collingwood and Fitzroy about the subjects on offer next year. A glossy handbook was handed to all those attended. If you missed the night there are spares in the Senior Office. The electronic link is here


Thank you to the VCAL Kitchen Operations students for the wonderful catering and to Harold Miller who combined his questions with taking some great shots of the night. 

So what happens next?

Senior teachers are visiting classes this week to share snapshots of their subjects.

On the 14th-18th August students will present their preferred pathway to a panel of senior teachers from both schools. If the pathway looks like it will lead to success then a parent/carer signature will be required. 



Our Year 9 students are invited to attend a transition evening on Tuesday 15th August 6.00-6.30pm in the school Theatre. The focus will be on moving to year 10 and the options available.

Following the year 9 into 10 information session there will be a VET focussed information session for year 9, 10 and 11 students who wish to undertake a VET study next year. VET subjects are a vocational subject that students undertake at another school. The subjects are offered through an external provider called Inner Melbourne VET Cluster. They are not easy and require dedication and strong attendance. There is also additional costs. It is important if you are thinking about studying one of these subjects that you attend. More information can be found here:

Further VET Information



The plans to update the Science and Technology rooms are well underway on the third level. The Technology rooms are 50% complete and have new desks, chairs, computers and audio visual equipment. These are all essential upgrades for our Digital, ICT, Media, Visual Communications and Animation classes. This work has been completed by our talented team at Collingwood, Trevor and Simon Andrews. We offer a huge thank you for their efforts. 

The Science works will be completed by an external company. The tender is about to close. We anticipate work to begin in 2 weeks. There will be minimal disruption to classes as most of the demolition work was completed during the last school holidays. The Science classes in the secondary school are running in a temporary area complete with it's own prep area. 

The estimated time for completion is December 2017 in time for the new school year. The Science facilities will put us on a par with the best in the state and will allow us to continue to build our excellent ESTEME program that partners us with Melbourne University and our local primary schools. Next week I will be able to share our new ESTEME website. 

Once the building works begin and the weather improves we will be completing the entrance works and the Hoddle Street fence line. We are currently waiting for artwork to be finalise by a local artist and parent.  Once finalised we will share a sample with the community. 

If you have any questions about transition or the new building plans drop me an email [email protected]


Best wishes,

Craig Bradley
Secondary Principal 



The China Trip Trivia Night Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, 19th  August from 6:30pm until 9pm. There will be a silent auction and prizes to be won! Bring your own food and a plate of sweets to share with coffee and tea provided for you. Drinks can be purchased from the bar including beer, wine, soft drinks, orange juice and water. You are encouraged to wear red or Chinese costumes. 



If you have any donations (nothing is too big or too small) for the silent auction please contact Lijuan, Will or Liria. 



Can be purchased from the office staff, or from the china trip students at their weekly stall at the Thursday market. 

Adults $15, Secondary aged students $10, Primary aged students $5. 


We look forward to seeing you there! 

Stephanie Moussi

Classroom Teacher and Health Promotion 




On 26th July, the Collingwood College Health and Human Development class ventured to the Mercy Hospital to delve into the exciting world of prenatal development for their Unit 2 studies. Students were able to speak to and learn from an experienced midwife at the hospital. The group was able to see a placenta that was delivered on that very same day as well as say hello to a one day old baby girl as well as the new parents! This experience has opened up many of the students eyes to their thoughts on being in the health services area for their future endeavours. 

Stephanie Moussi

Classroom Teacher and Health Promotion 





Please click on the link below to read several articles regarding cyber safety and parenting.




The Year 12 Outdoor Ed class had an exciting week hiking in the snow. There wasn't enough snow on Mt St Gwinear for a ski tour, so we hiked to Lake Tali Karng instead. While there, we had a huge dump of snow that turned the whole High Country into a winter wonderland. The cold was intense, the swimming by two intrepid girls brave, and navigation challenging in the conditions. But we had a great time in the mountains, and we're thankful to have such amazing places on our (distant) door step.

Ross Richards

Outdoor Education




Our Y9, Y10, Y11 international students had a wonderful trip to Lake Mountain Resort on Thursday, 3rd August, 2017. Below are what some students say about the trip:  

The Lake Mountain snow trip was absolutely amazing. My favourite part of the trip was Tobogganing; Sliding down the hill in the snow was an exciting experience. The beautiful environment was also incredible. The ground, trees and plants were all covered in the pure white snow and looked like a paradise from the fairy tales. I even made a snowman with my friendly international schoolmates. I made a lot of friends and had a lot of fun. I hope I'll be on another excursion with my international squad again soon.


Year 11


The snow trip to Lake Mountain this year was a blast. It was my first time seeing snow. Although it was slightly cold, we enjoyed throwing snowballs, going tobogganing, then enjoying a nice hot chocolate in the cafe. We were given a chance to bond and get to know each other. One of the most unforgettable trips for me, with the accompaniment of great friends and a stunning scenery having a wonderful time together.


Year 9


My favourite season is winter because I can see snow in winter. I like the white and beautiful snow, and I enjoyed the snow trip at Lake Mountain although it was very cold. First, we did tobogganing and it was really fun. So we played it  for a lot of times. Next we enjoyed throwing snowballs to each other. And we also took a lot of funny photos during our playtime. Then we had a yummy lunch at the resort Café. We really didn't want to go when it was time to jump onto the bus to return. It was snowing on top of the mountain and everywhere was covered by the pure white soft snow. Some of us  danced saying go bye to the snow. Pack off this time and wait for next year's snow trip. I think the trip was really good to make friends and to get to know each other. Thanks a lot for organising this activity for us.  


Year 10



On Thursday morning, 27th July, 65 students competed in the Australian Mathematics Competition. Interestingly this is the same number of students as last year!

This year we set up the small gymnasium with tables and chairs, so all students could do the test together.

There were 15 students from Years 3-4, 17 students from Years 5-6, 8 students from Years 7-8, 21 students from Years 9-10 and 4 students from Years 11-12.

We as a school community are very proud of all these students. They listened very carefully to the instructions, behaved exceptionally well before, during and after the test, and tried very hard to do their best. Their results will be available later in the year, and I will report on how they fared in the Newsletter.

I would very much like to thank the teachers and students who came in early to help set up that morning. Without their help, we would not be able to run events like this. I would also like to especially thank all the secondary students who after doing the test, remained and helped pack up all the tables and chairs so that PE classes could continue after recess. It is actions and deeds like these that show how wonderful our students are.

John Gioskos

Numeracy Leader



PE / SPORT ATTIRE (revised 03/08/17)

Dear Parents / Carers,

It has come to my notice that students are continuing to wear the incorrect PE/Sport attire for their PE/Sport lessons.

Collingwood College has a compulsory PE/Sport attire policy for students from Yr 7 – 10. We have an embroidered Collingwood College PE/Sport polo shirt that is available to purchase from our reception at the cost of $35.

Students will wear Collingwood College polo shirt / T shirt, blue or black sport shorts, leggings, tracksuit pants or compression wear and runners only. No denim material (shorts or long pants), cargo shorts, jeggings, over the knee shorts, board shorts or short shorts are to be worn.

If students wear the incorrect clothing for any PE/Sport lesson they will have a consequence for their actions and placed into an after school detention.

Thank you for your assistance with this. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any clarification.

James Agombar

Head of Physical Education and Sport

[email protected]





We wanted to Thank everyone for welcoming us so warmly into your community.  We have had such a lovely time familiarising ourselves in the kitchen and meeting so many of you and really appreciate all the feedback and suggestions.

If we haven’t met you yet, we would love to see you at the canteen soon.

We are making coffees (Griffith coffee), hot chocolates (organic Kingston), Chai and Tea (tea drop) from 8am every day.

We have a loyalty program happening, for every 5 drinks you order you get the 6th one free. 

Hot drink and muffin special $5.00

(Our muffins are baked fresh every morning)


A message to all the senior school students, especially the VCE students:

We will set up a table at reception with a small selection of our food for you to purchase before going on the bus.  If there is something you would like, come and see us in the kitchen first thing and you can pre order and we will have it ready before the bus arrives.

See below for our menu:

Warm Regards

Lisa, Rebecca & Jacky





Dear Parent/Guardians,

Please find below the Term 3 Metro Trains Primary School newsletter. This contains essential information about Rail Safety, including education links and Railway Project updates.

A Rail Safety incursion is being organised for students in Year 3-6. Further details will be provided at the earliest opportunity.

Thank you,

Kate Schmeiszl

Leading Teacher




See below for activities pertaining to Children's Book Week at Collingwood College:



The annual Primary School Book Parade will be held on Wednesday, August 23rd at 9:00am on the front oval.

Students are encouraged to bring their favourite book to school and to dress as their favourite literary character on the day. Please contact your child's class teacher for further details.

Kate Schmeiszl

Leading Teacher




Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th August, 2017

The Great Book Swap celebrates books and reading and raises much needed funds for the Foundation’s literacy work.

All the money raised is donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

At Collingwood College we have raised more than $2500 in the past five years and we are doing it again.

Please donate books. Bring books to the library before 23 August. Come in on the day of 23 or 24 August to buy a new book for a gold coin donation.

Did you know that only 25% of Indigenous students in very remote areas are at the minimum reading standard, compared to 90% of non-Indigenous students? 
The vision for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation is equity for opportunity in remote communities across Australia, by lifting literacy levels and instilling a lifelong love of reading. They do this through their three core programs: Book SupplyBook Buzz and Community Literacy Projects. Their Book Supply program has delivered more than 200,000 new books to over 250 communities nationally, and in 2017 they aim to gift another 65,000 books! 
The Great Book Swap is a fantastic way to celebrate reading locally, and raise much-needed funds for remote communities. Schools, workplaces, book clubs and all kinds of organisations can host one. The idea is to swap a favourite book in exchange for another, for a gold coin donation. 


Alina Allery

Library Manager



There have been some revisions to the musical instrument list. If you are wanting to buy an instrument for this year, or move on from an outgrown one then have a look at this list. There is no point in buying a brand new one if you can get one second hand! And if you have one you want to sell, contact me at [email protected] and I will add it to the list.

Naomi Durston


Please click on the link to see full list of instruments for sale:




This week's Recipes:

Please click on the links below to read the current recipes being prepared in kitchen-garden classes:



Homemade Beetroot Pasta with Roasted Pumpkin & Herb Puree Sauce


Winter Coleslaw: Apples, Cabbages, Celery, Herbs & Carrot.


Shaved Carrot Salad with Agro dolce & Date Dressing


Roasted Potatoes with Spices & Fresh Turmeric Yoghurt Dressing.




PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) is an extensive and holistic program for encouraging social skills and emotional literacy in Primary and Secondary students. PATHS is designed to be used by educators and psychologists and effectively addresses behavioural problems.

PATHS was implemented in the Primary School at Collingwood College in 2014 and later adopted by the Lower Secondary School.

Lessons in the PATHS program are adapted to the disparate pedagogies within Collingwood College and include guidance in identifying and articulating emotions; appropriate emotional expression; interpreting social cues; controlling impulses; using strategies for problem solving; developing a positive sense of self and learning to value the perspective of others.

PATHS lessons often form the basis for rich class discussion and assist students of all ages to develop emotional intelligence.

The PATHS focus in the Upper Primary School this term has included conflict resolution; learning de-escalation strategies; stress management; and developing awareness and respect for divergent views and beliefs. 

Please speak to your child's teacher about current PATHS lessons in their classroom.

Kate Schmeiszl

Year 3-6 Leading Teacher




See below for Thursday Market Rosters for Terms 3 - 4



Community and Fundraising Committee

Latest News:


Dear Community,
The next Spring Fair meeting Tuesday 4th September at 3:30pm in the school Library. 
What we need is volunteers to come forward to ensure that the Spring Fair can run successfully this year. 
The small group of volunteers have organised the following:

  • All of our classes have nominated a stall for the Spring Fair
  • Spring Fair activities have been booked
  • External stalls are being finalised 
  • Donations for the raffle are in place - 5 major prizes 
  • Donations in place for the online auction

We now need people to come forward to work in the following teams:

  • Marquee Team 
  • Sound Team
  • Equipment and Stalls Team
  • OHS Team 
  • Food Safety 
  • Recycling Team
  • Cake Stall 
  • Events Staff

We are also looking for more donations. Please contact Silvana via email [email protected] if you wish to volunteer or have a contact for donations.

We would also love to see you at the next meeting.

Kind regards,
Craig Bradley



Collingwood College Spring Fair Update

Thanks for taking the time to get up-to-date with all things Spring Fair, one of the most loved events on the Collingwood College calendar.  


Spring Fair will be happening on Sunday 22nd October 2017.





Spring Fair On-line Auction will commence on 5th September. We have some great items on auction, so please be ready to bid!




Please click on the link below to see the full list of class stalls for the Spring Fair.



We also have lots of bookings confirmed for the fair including operational items as well as fun stalls and events. Some of these are new and include farm Animals, Bubble Soccer, Silent Disco, Trash Puppets and Roaming Reptiles.

Check them out:



Term 3 - Meeting Dates 2017

Community & Fundraising Committee 

Meetings to be held on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in the Library on the following dates:

5 September

Term 4 - Meeting Dates 2017

10 October

14 November

5 December



Spring Fair Teams to replace Spring Fair Committee:

The traditional Spring Fair Committee & general meetings are not happening this year! Joining a broad committee often comes with the fear that an individual will end up responsible for way more than they initially intended!  


So, instead, we are having a go at establishing much more specific Spring Fair Teams.  Teams will work on just one specific & targeted task or area of responsibility - the areas people are enthused,  passionate and may already have skills and knowledge in!  The teams will work in conjunction with Silvana - the Spring Fair Staff Member.


There will still be Class Stalls - the following is a request for families to commit a small amount of time to the general infrastructure work.


Proposed Spring Fair Teams:

Partnerships & Sponsorship Team - liaison & relationship building with local businesses - eg. in 2016 we engaged STREAT & Stomping Ground Brewery.

Donations Team - likely to be sub teams - eg: food suppliers, auction items.



We are seeking Business sponsorship through donations of goods and/or services that would help with the running of the Spring Fair. You may have a business yourself or know of business owners who might be able to assist with donations of raffle / silent auction prizes, or could loan equipment for the day. Click on the links below for a letter from Dale Perichon (Principal) you can print with information about sponsorship and a form for the business to fill out and return to the school.





Communication & Marketing Team - likely sub teams - student art for poster process, poster creation with design company, social media

Marquee Team - the gang who oversee the putting up & taking down the big marquee

Sound Team - the gang who organise, source the sound equipment & manage the sound shifts in the marquee over the day

Equipment Team - organise & manage the movement of equipment (eg: trestles & marquees) shared with the Fete Collective. Manage equipment owned by Collingwood  College.

OH&S Team - work with school re: safety requirements

Food Safety Team - ensuring quality control & regulation requirements

Recycling Team - oversee waste management process & organise requirements

Curry Team - chopping & chopping


Cake Stall Team - for those who like to bake



What you need to do:

If you are ready to commit to a team please email [email protected] with:

Your Name

Child’s Name & Class

Spring Fair Team you are volunteering for

Mobile #


In the feedback from the 2016 Fair a handful of people indicated they would be interested in taking a leading role in Spring Fair organising if it remained in October. If

this was you, could you get in touch via [email protected]




We are asking you to start saving donations towards various stalls. You can save these at home for the time being. Boxes will be label;led and set up in front of the main office from 1st September for you to place items.


These might include:

Plants: eg plants, pots, gardening gloves, ornaments, soil, watering cans

Books: eg novels, fiction, non-fiction, children's, sport

Bottled items (for the Mystery Bottle stall): eg wine, oil, vinegar, water, soft drink, jam, perfume

Devonshire Tea: eg jars of jam, tea bags, cream (leave cream until week before Fair)

Chocolate Blocks (for the Chocolate Game stall): eg blocks of chocolate of any type (not bars or loose chocolates)




If you want to know more or have some questions You can ring any of these 2016 organisers and have a chat:

Donna Mills  0434 215 938

Yuki Cameron  0414 489 814

OR CONTACT SILVANA - [email protected]

We look forward to joining this exciting project and helping make this well loved event a HUGE success.

Community and Fundraising Committee



New date: Tuesday, 5 September

Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm

Where: Collingwood College Library

***There is an online booking system so that you can register your interest.

Login here.

The Password for this login is safeminds

We know that adolescence is a critical and often difficult time for parents, and also marks a peak point at which mental health concerns emerge for many people.

Collingwood College invites you to a FREE workshop designed to support all parents and carers of adolescents which, is being coordinated between the school and Headspace. The workshop will explore Mental Health using the SAFEMinds program that has been developed with the National Youth Mental Health Foundation.


This SAFEMinds session will focus on:

early warning signs of mental health concerns for young people

  • how to address these concerns at home and how to get help

Representatives from local mental health services will be present to answer questions you may have.


Look forward to seeing you there.

Jessica Kelly

Adolescent Health Nurse

Collingwood College (Mondays & Tuesdays)



The year 8's took part in a presentation with Jessica Kelly on the topic of sexting. Not sure what this is? Here is some information from the governments e-safety site


SpinChat is an initiative of Independence Australia and aims to promote prevention and educate secondary school students about spinal cord injury. The year 9's met Rhiannon last week and learnt about her heartbreaking story of how she went from being a carefree 21 year old on her first holiday in Bali to being injured by diving in a swimming pool. The importance of taking care of yourself and others was very compelling after hearing Rhiannon's story.


Thank you to Jessica for organising both sessions.

Craig Bradley

Secondary Principal




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

Community News




Please see below for programs conducted by Yarra Youth Services:  


Artist in Residence

The Yarra Youth Services Artist in Residence (AIR) program presents opportunities to early career artists aged 20 – 25 years to take creative risks, develop a body of work and develop their studio practice. Develop your personal projects with our early career resident artists in an open studio environment to craft and develop personal and school-based projects.

Tuesdays, 4pm – 6pm


156 Napier Street, Fitzroy

For more information please contact Chris Parkinson

[email protected]

Image credit: Artist In Resident, Jarrod Burgess, Floral Mayhem, as part of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival, 2017. Image: Chris Parkinson.



The Fashion program provides young people the opportunity to learn fashion design, garment making, textile design, accessory design and about ins and outs of Melbourne’s fashion industry. Bring your fashion ideas to life with our team that have over twenty years of experience in the fashion industry spanning across London, Paris and Melbourne.

Thursdays, 4pm – 6pm


156 Napier Street, Fitzroy

For more information contact Angela Barnett

[email protected]

Image credit: Rhys Newling


Micro Press Publications

The Micro Press publication program is designed to help young people develop and publish their short stories, illustrations and comic books. Led by Melbourne’s leading illustration artists, young people will have the opportunity to join the iconic comic collective, The Silent Army.


Fridays, 4pm – 6pm


156 Napier Street, Fitzroy

For more information contact Angela Barnett

[email protected]

Image credit: Taiig Ross, Open Minded Futures, as part of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival, 2017




Dear Potential Players & Parents,

We would like to invite you to consider playing cricket at Edinburgh Cricket Club. We are based at Brunswick St Oval in North Fitzroy and pride ourselves on offering Cricket for Everyone.  Our programs run from Milo for 4-9 year olds of both genders, through to a quality junior program for boys and girls, up to senior cricket for all genders and ages.   


1. Female Cricket

At Edinburgh Cricket Club we are big supporters of female sport and we believe cricket is a great sport for girls.  We are particularly focused on developing female cricket.  Edinburgh has a long association with female cricket that is experiencing strong growth in numbers over the last few years.  Last year we had both a senior women's team and 2 x junior girls team with girls aged from 8-15.  With numbers growing, this season we will at least 3 x junior girls teams (u13, u15 & u17) and are aiming for a second senior women’s team.

Please find attached a poster promoting two "come and try" Sundays in September.  We would love it if you could join us on those days to have a look and think about playing cricket with us this summer.  


2. Milo

We offer an excellent Milo program for kids from ages 4 up at Brunswick St Oval on Saturday mornings from Oct-Dec and Feb-early March.  Our program includes professional coaches and we focus on creating a fun environment where all kids can develop their skills and hopefully a love of the game.  

To register please go to:


3. Junior Boys

Our junior boys program runs from U10s through to U18s.  Again we pride ourselves on having good coaches and a quality program based on skill development and fun.  If you are interested in discussing our program or registering, please contact us on the below details or check out more details on our website at:


*Junior players from U14 up who wish to challenge themselves and play cricket at higher and more challenging levels are also able to play senior cricket at Edinburgh via our development pathway. Simply identify yourself during the registration process and we will talk to you about opportunities to play senior cricket.


If anyone has any queries, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]


Best regards,

Stuart Whiley


Edinburgh Cricket Club




Want to be in the Major Youth Production of the Popular Broadway Show?


This is an amazing opportunity to experience the intensive rehearsal process that goes into creating a major musical production, as well as the thrill of performing an iconic work like WICKED for a 10 performance run at the National Theatre in St. Kilda. 


The rehearsals and performances will take place in the school holidays in December 2017/January 2018 so won't conflict with any of your school drama or musical productions.


All details regarding auditions, rehearsals, performances and commitment can be found in the downloadable WICKED Information Kit.  


This is a wonderful opportunity for students to increase their skills working on a large production in a professional theatre.


Instrumentalists for the Orchestra

Musicians interested in playing in the orchestra for Wicked will be applying for the following chairs:




  • HORN






  • BASS


  • DRUM (Drum Kit, and other hand percussion)

  • PERCUSSION (Auxiliary: Timpani, Glockenspiel, Vibes, Xylophone, Chimes, Bell Tree, Bells etc)

  • KEYBOARD (1,2,3 &4)

Who can apply for an audition: 

Applications are open to musicians who will be aged 15-21 during the performance season in January 2018.

Visit the Wicked website to download the WICKED Audition Application & Information Kit.  Applications must be received by Monday 21 August.


VENUE: Swinburne Senior Secondary College, 505 Burwood Road, Hawthorn.

FIRST ROUND DATE: Sunday 3 September, 2017
Times are strictly by appointment


For queries call Elysia Agius on (03) 8199 8344 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm). 




Please click on the link below to see details about how to register to play cricket with Clifton Hill Cricket Club:




The YMCA will be hosting their second ever YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run on Sunday 3 September around Melbourne’s iconic Tan track.


They’re inviting families across Melbourne and in our local community to join in the fun – spending time together and starting a new Father’s Day family tradition. You can find out a bit more about their event by visiting the website –


They’d love to invite our school community to be part of the celebration!


YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run Team

Paula Butcher

Programs Director

Carlton Baths  & Kensington Community Recreation Centre





I have attached a flyer about our forthcoming Information Evening for prospective students who may be interested in finding out more about our course, and becoming a Teacher in  a Steiner School. We have had a number of parents who have completed this full time course over the years.

Best wishes,

Tiffany Lovegrove

Phone: 03 9876 1092

Fax:  03 9876 7984

Email: [email protected]




Collingwood Crafters – your attention please!

The Beehive Craft group is continuing to meet on Friday mornings in the canteen. 


This is the main period of making to support the Spring Fair! 

Please come along on Friday mornings to the canteen and join us to sit and stitch, or pick up a pattern resource to make at home. 


There are always plenty of options catering for skill level and time available. You are welcome to dip in and out as interest and availability permits.


Early this term: machine sewing day (doll cloths, aprons, dress up capes), felt story sets, extra afternoon workshop making beeswax food wraps, extra weekend workshop hand-dyeing wool felt (limited places)

If you would like to have a kit or a pattern / material to make for the fair at home, please contact Lauren on 0422133655 or email [email protected]

Collingwood Beehive Craft Group








Day: Tuesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm

Location: Performing Arts Room, Collingwood College (first floor above the storage place for Thursday Market appliances and tables)

Who Can Participate: Parents, Students, Teachers or friends of Collingwood College

What to bring: simple yoga mats are provided, but you are more then welcome to bring your own

Facilitated by: Reina Hoctin Boes, certified yoga teacher and mother of Mahdee (grade 2) and Luna (grade 8) 

Golden Coin Donation.

Reina Hoctin Boes

0403 488 141

[email protected]

Play cricket with Clifton Hill CC.pdf
Steiner Teaching Information Session August 2017 (1).pdf
Metro Newsletter Term 3.pdf
Instruments for sale - 3 August 2017.pdf
Brown Rice Salad, Caramelised Onions, Cabbages, Orange Zest & Herbs.doc
Mushroom Ragout (Button, Enoki, Abolone), Garden Greens, Herbs, Lemon & Garlic.doc
Roasted Pumpkin & Onion Wedges, herbs & Balsamic Vinegar.doc
Stir Fried Garden Bok-Choi, Broccoli, Coriander, Tofu & Ginger doc.doc
Orange & Honey Madeleines.doc
2017 Thursday Market Rosters updated 20 March.pdf
Beetroot Pasta with Pumpkin, Garlic, Herb Sauce 2017.pdf
Our coleslaw-cabbages, carrot, apples, herbs 7.8.2017.pdf
Shaved Carrots with-Agrodolce sauce 2017doc.pdf
Roasted Potatoes with Spices & Turmeric Yoghurt Sauce 7.8.2017 doc.pdf
Pumpkin, Garlic, Herb Sauce 2017 .pdf
China trip poster 2017.pdf
Class Stalls for Spring Fair 2017.pdf
Sponsorship Letter Dale Perichon 2017.pdf
SF Donations Form 2017.pdf