Important Dates 2019
Term Dates 2019
Term 4: 7 October to 20 December
Public Holidays 2019
Melbourne Cup: Tuesday, 5 November
2019 KEY DATES (updated 15 May)
Click on the attachment below to see current 2019 Calendar of Events
Term Dates 2019
Term 4: 7 October to 20 December
Public Holidays 2019
Melbourne Cup: Tuesday, 5 November
2019 KEY DATES (updated 15 May)
Click on the attachment below to see current 2019 Calendar of Events
Tuesday, 22 October
Year 12 Last Day
Wednesday, 23 October
Prep – Year 12 Assembly
Valedictory dinner - 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, 30 October
VCE Exams Start
Thursday, 31 October
Music Showcase (pm/Evening)
Monday, 4 November
Curriculum Day ***STUDENT FREE DAY
EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH SUZHOU NO6 ART SCHOOL & NEIGHBOURING SCHOOLS
Browse through the photos below to see our students in China
YEAR 5-6B ADOPT ARCHIE THE ORANG-UTAN
Year 5/6B have adopted a four year old baby orang-utan named ‘Archie’. The class raised funds in term 2 by selling cookies at the Thursday market. Archie has had lots of medical problems and the money raised will go towards medication, food and survival skills. Baby Archie is now in a nice enclosure that is perfect for his well-being and is being taught the skills he needs to survive. On the first day of term four, 5/6B got a small plush of an orang-utan, a certificate of adoption, photos and fun worksheets for the class. We are looking forwards to helping Archie grow and thrive over the coming years.
Year 5-6B Teacher
ENVISION - YEAR 5-6 RECYCLING PROGRAM TO MAKE PROSTHETIC ARMS & HANDS
As part of Year 5/6’s ongoing “Be the change” project, we are collecting plastic bottle tops for the Envision organisation. Envision uses the bottle tops to make 3D plastic artificial hands and arms for children around the world. Please support this wonderful enterprise by sending your plastic bottle tops to school. We will collect the bottle tops from each classroom every Wednesday.
COLLINGWOOD COLLEGE HOMEWORK CLUB
Collingwood College Library Homework Club has recently resumed. Our school library is open to all secondary students as a place to complete their homework from 3PM to 5PM, Monday through Thursday. Free tutors from Melbourne Uni Embrace will be available for students for extra support over the coming weeks.
Monday 3-5 pm
Tuesday 3-5 pm
Wednesday 3-5 pm
Thursday 3-5 pm
COLLINGWOOD COLLEGE ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM
Collingwood College is going online! Feel free to follow us on:
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/collingwood.college/ and like us on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/collingwood.vic.edu.au/ to keep up to date with everything that our school has to offer our students and the community.
INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE - UPDATED 24 AUGUST
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@example.com
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT NEWS
Homework Club - changed to Wednesdays
International students are reminded that Homework Club is compulsory every Wednesday 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.
Learning Specialist - EAL
International Students’ Team
Lori Michael – EAL Learning Specialist
Lucy Wang - International Students’ Coordinator
Angie Pantelidis – International Students’ Support & Well-being
Canteen Menu for 14 - 18 October
Canteen Menu for 21 - 25 October
Term 4 Menu
At Green Apron Catering we focus on providing wholesome, homemade, meals using seasonal ingredients. Almost all our food is made on site from scratch, even down to our delicious tomato sauce. We source our produce from Australian farmers and retailers, our eggs are from a free range Victorian poultry farmer and all our meat is purchased from a Halal certified butcher. We endeavour to have meat and vegetarian options available, with gluten free options available on request. We will do our best to cater to other dietary requirements. We aim to keep costs as low as possible, enabling you to use our canteen more often, to ease the burden on busy families. Pre-ordering your lunch in the morning is preferable to avoid disappointment and enables us to cater for your specific needs. We have an assortment of hot and cold food as well as drinks available for over the counter sales before school, at recess and lunch. Please let us know if you have any specific requests, we welcome your feedback.
We offer a catering service for your morning teas, meetings, class parties and private events.
Please come in and discuss your needs, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0410447891.
Green Apron Catering
THURSDAY MARKET NEWS
See below for calendars for markets for the rest of 2019.
Kathy and Kylie
RAISE - MENTORING PROGRAM
In Wellbeing news, the end of Term 3 saw the culmination of our fantastic RAISE mentoring program. Thirteen Collingwood students enjoyed highly meaningful, weekly sessions with their mentors, which saw them develop their self confidence and appreciation for the gifts they bring to our community. The RAISE graduation session saw plenty of tears and gratitude, as our students and their mentors articulated the deep and long lasting impacts the mentoring has had on their Wellbeing. We now look forward to 2020 and our partnership with RAISE to help support more of our fine young people.
HEADSPACE - MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING IN ADOLESCENCE - PARENT & CARER INFORMATION SESSION
This information session will be run on Thursday, 24 October.
The session will cover:
Please see poster for details.
Adolescent Health Nurse
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PRIDE CLUB AT COLLINGWOOD COLLEGE
On Monday lunch times, students in Years 5 to 12 are welcome to join Collingwood College's Pride Club. The group discuss and share current events and activities relevant to young LGBTIQ+ people. The group plan for IDAHOBIT day each year and have plans to paint a mural for the school in 2019! All students are welcome.
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:
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 CAP@cohealth.org.au
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:
- Dari | دری
- Farsi | فارسی
- Pashto | افغانی
- Urdu | اُردُو
CyberParent is available to download from the App Store today! Click below to download now:
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
Welcome to 2019 Collingwood students and families.
Homemade Pasta: Napoli, Chard, Silver-beet & Herb Sauce
Roasted Cauliflower, Broccoli, Kale Salad, Cumin & Yoghurt Sauce
Pumpkin, Rosemary & Mozzarella Bread Rolls
Roasted Vegetables with Sticky/Spicy Cumquat Sauce
School holiday homework: “Cook a Dish for Someone you Love”.
All About Eggs
Class 6 - CHEF OF THE DAY - HEAD CHEFS
See below for a selection of Chef of the Day Student Reflections:
First Harvest - Term 4: Broccoli & Kale
Collingwood College students participate in our Kitchen Garden Program as part of their school curriculum in Grades 3-6. Garden classroom occur 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 student’s 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, E/news, 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
Please look at our school website (K.G page), if you are new to our school community for more information. Classes run in 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 thank-full 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.
Kitchen Garden Specialist Teacher & Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Information Kit
Permission Forms, Media & Allergy for Volunteers
YARRA VOICES - CHILDREN'S CHOIR AUDITIONS
CASUAL FOOD SERVICES JOB VACANCY - Yarra City Council
Casual - Food Services Assistant
Job no: 494747
Work type: Casual / Temp
Categories: Community, Services
Food Services Assistant
Casual $34.98 hourly
Applications close on 18 October 2019
Are you looking for casual work, weekdays between 7a.m and 2p.m?
Yarra City Council is looking for reliable and hard working people to provide back up to our Meals Delivery team.
You will need to have good oral and written communication skills, a current drivers license and the use of a reliable vehicle. You will be reimbursed for mileage expenses.
You will be part of a small team responsible for providing high quality centre based and home delivered meals within the City of Yarra.
Previous experience in the delivery of community services and an interest and understanding of the needs of older people is desirable but not essential.
This rewarding position offers opportunities for career development and advancement which includes on the job training such as Food Safety and Handling.
For further information see the Position Description below or contact Michele Watson, Coordinator Community Programs on 9205 5442
RELAY FOR LIFE - CANCER COUNCIL FUNDRAISER
PARTY ANIMALS AT COLLINGWOOD CHILDREN'S FARM - 3 NOVEMBER
The Collingwood Children’s Farm is turning 40 years old and they’re throwing a beast of a party to celebrate! On Sunday 3 November, the farm’s seven acres of paddocks, gardens, orchards and rustic buildings will play home to ‘Party Animals’, a full day celebration featuring some of Melbourne’s best bands and activities for all ages including storytelling, workshops and producers’ table talks, market stalls from Melbourne Farmers Markets, and an epic BBQ by specialty butchers, Meatsmith!
The musical line-up for the day features Cosmic Psychos, Emma Donovan & the Putbacks, Jess Ribeiro, Saint Jude, The Burnt Sausages, The Orbweavers, The Ookerpookers (featuring Liam Gerner), Cold Gold, Amadou Jaly Suso and the Farm Hand Bush Band, with more to be announced. MC for the day is the beard to be revered, Costa Georgiadis from ABC’s Gardening Australia.
“For 40 years the Collingwood Children’s Farm has been inner-city Melbourne’s beating heart of urban agriculture. In this time, the farm has brought generations of city folk closer to land, animals, farm life and community, and supported countless Victorians experiencing hardship. The farm wants to say thank you to the thousands of volunteers, community groups, schools and families that make this place so special. Whether you've visited before or this is your first time, we can’t wait to throw open our doors for party animals of all ages to enjoy an exciting day of music, food and farm fun! Come and help us celebrate and support us to keep this amazing place as special for the next 40!” Conor Hickey, General Manager, Collingwood Children’s Farm.
Families can participate in storytelling, table talks with producers, workshops on fermentation, bee keeping, food and sustainability, and of course there’ll be animal pats all day long.
Meatsmith’s Andrew McConnell (Cutler & Co. Cumulus Inc. Supernormal, Marion) and seasoned butcher Troy Wheeler will take the reins of the BBQ for the day with a menu that takes the Sunday sizzle to a whole new level. Bring your picnic basket and fill it with fresh Victorian produce direct from its growers and makers at the market stalls thanks to Melbourne Farmers Markets. Near the Main Stage you’ll also find your favourite festival foods with giant paella, chilli mussels, pizza, gozleme, burgers and more. Beers will be supplied by a local brewery and wine from boutique local wineries.
Collingwood Children’s Farm exists to support people in the Victorian community who are experiencing disadvantage, supporting social inclusion by delivering a range of programs from a rustic community working Farm. As a non-profit organisation, ticket purchases will go directly to supporting the farm’s activities
Limited parking is available at the Abbotsford Convent. Attendees are encouraged to go green and leave the car at home. The Collingwood Children’s Farm is a ten-minute walk from public transport at Victoria Park Station, and accessible by bike via the Capital City cycling and walking path.
Get the gang together, pack your own coffee cups, picnic gear, and come down to help us celebrate!
ADULTS - $45 | CHILD (5-12) - $20 | CHILD (UNDER 5) - FREE
FAMILY (2 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN) - $90
Tickets from https://www.trybooking.com/BERIM
CLIMATE EMERGENCY PARENT GROUP
Are you a parent who is concerned about the rapid progression of climate breakdown? Are you motivated to help communicate and bring the issue to the core of school life? Want to improve local networks and action?
We’d love to hear from you and work together.
Get in touch with Lauren 0422133655 or Michelle 0402 247 158
MCC KEW SPORTS CLUB - OUTDOOR CINEMA & BISTRO FAMILY NIGHT
We are very excited announce our Outdoor Cinema & Bistro event to be held on Friday 11th October. This great night will entail a delicious bistro in our clubrooms followed by a recent family hit movie on a giant inflatable screen under the stars on our bowls greens!
This event is targeted to patrons of all ages, but we are especially looking to reach families (we feel as we are offering the perfect Spring family evening!). We would love to see students and personnel of your school enjoy this fantastic evening at our club and encourage all visitors to bring friends and family to join this wonderful evening.
CLIFTON HILL CRICKET CLUB
Registration is now open for juniors at CHCC.
CHCC junior committee
BEEHIVE CRAFT GROUP
we are a community run not for profit inclusive gymnastics gym in the Northcote area. At present, we have spaces available in our classes.
Participating in Gymnastics allows the gymnasts increased flexibility, strong and healthy bones and encourages a healthy lifestyle. Research studies have shown that children who participate in physical activity like gymnastics are likely to have better self-esteem and self-efficacy. Participation in gymnastics does not only offer physical gains; it is beneficial for improving concentration and mental focus. Gymnastics instills a sense of discipline and provides an opportunity to develop social skills.
STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA NEWSLETTER
Click HERE to read what's on in OCTOBER.
Collingwood College Community Circus (c3 Circus) gives kids the chance to join the circus without having to run away!
Come have loads of fun, getting strong and flexible, while learning to do some impressive new tricks!
We run Wednesday afternoons in the Dance Studio from 3-5pm
Our activities are taught on an interest basis and can include coaching in: Unicycling, Juggling, Tumbling, Acro-balance, & Clowning
Throughout the year we have different chances for kids to per- form their new skills and show off their acts, all in a fun and supportive environment!
If you’re interested please email: email@example.com or Text 0438 246 152
CREATIVE DANCE AND YOGA FOR TEENAGERS IN
My name is Kathy Vlassopoulos and I specialise in teaching teenagers creative dance and yoga. I have been teaching at Mangala Studios in Carlton for many years and have now relocated to Thornbury. Please click on the attachment below for more information.
Kathy VlassopoulosKroma Dance - Creative Dance
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
The tutors are able to provide support for VCE subjects including maths and sciences.They also have a Yarra Youth Services providing the Future Pathways programs to help young people apply for jobs every Thursday from 4 pm to 6:30 pm.
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
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.