Carwatha News

14 February 2018
Issue One
Principal's Report
New College Uniform
P-12 News
Secondary News
Primary News
Library 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

Dear Families, Students and Community Members,

I hope you had a wonderful break. I extend a very special welcome to the many new families who are joining Carwatha College P 12 for the first time. I trust that you will feel part of the College community as we work together to continue to achieve very positive outcomes in all areas of the school for our students. Our new year 7’s and Preps have started the year very well, and are looking absolutely wonderful in their new uniform.


I would also like to welcome a number of new staff to the College:

Scott Antony Head of Junior School, Year 7 Coordinator, teaching Phys Ed and Science

Bree Hudson Head of Senior School, Year 12 Coordinator, teaching English and Business

Peter McCall Head of Phys Ed and Sport, teaching Phys Ed and Health

Esme Wright Teaching Science

Caitlin Hallett Head of Student Well-being

Melanie Edgar Head of Inclusion

Tessa Naylor Class Teacher 4/5N

Jessica Di Petta  Class Teacher 4S for Semester 1


I am proud to be the Principal of Carwatha College P 12 and I hope you are proud to be a part of the Carwatha College P–12 community. I am looking forward to the year ahead and hope that all students make the most of the opportunities and challenges that that are presented to them.


My ongoing mantra to everyone here is to provide a safe, inclusive and supportive environment, where all school members are empowered to achieve their personal best, to become lifelong learners and to be productive members of our society. Underpinning this focus are our core values of Respect, Commitment, Teamwork and Excellence. It is important that they continue to be evident in how we all work together throughout the year.


Our first 7 to 12 Assembly was held on the 13/2, during this assembly we presented badges to our student leadership team for 2018 and presented our 2017 High Achievers to the student body.

As part of the 2018 Carwatha College P-12 Sports Program, students from years 5-12 will be participating in the Annual College Swimming Carnival on the 20th of February. Students will be representing their House in a range of swimming events, novelty events , games, and other activities on the day. The day is an important part in the development of the culture here at Carwatha College P-12. It will enable students and teachers to collaborate and have fun together, and will  further develop positive relationships which we believe are central to students being successful at school. With this in mind it is compulsory for all students to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!


Pupil Free Day

I would like to remind parents that Friday March 9th is a pupil free day. Staff will be involved in professional learning on that day.  Students are not required at school.


Excursion Levy

The cost of the excursion levy covers the main excursions for the year level for the year.  These excursions are a compulsory part of our program and all students are expected to participate. Details for each year level were provided with the information about Materials and Services payments and Voluntary Contributions.  This arrangement makes it easier and more convenient for parents. If you have not yet paid the levy, please do so as soon as possible.   If you have any concerns about payment of the excursion levy, please contact Roseann Bivens our Business Manager.



For the safety of students, please observe the 2 minute drop off times at the front of the school.  Parking officers patrol this area regularly and will fine you if you park longer than 2 minutes.  Parents are not permitted to park in the staff car parks when dropping off or picking up students. In the interest of safety please do not double park or park in front of driveways.


I would also like to remind parents that school starts each day at 8.45 a.m.   All students should be at school in time to enter classrooms at that time.  Secondary students need to allow time to go to their lockers before Period 1, so should aim to arrive at school by 8.30 a.m.  I would also like to remind primary families that all primary students are required to have a school hat which must be worn whenever students are outside during Terms 1 & 4 as part of the school’s “Sunsmart” policy.


School Council

School Council elections are coming up soon, please consider whether you are able to commit to a meeting per month participating in our School Council meetings. It is important to have parent representatives providing feedback on Council and there will be a number of positions available due to current committee members retiring. Please contact me if you would like any more information on the requirements of being a school Council member.

More information will be available soon.


Once again, welcome back to the new school year.  The staff and I look forward to working with you to ensure a productive and successful year for our students.


Pat Mulcahy


New College Uniform

College Uniform 

The college is excited to announce that with the full endorsement of the College Council we will be adopting a new college uniform that will be compulsory for students in Prep and Year 7. We have included for you details of the new uniform including the new price lists. Full details about the uniform is also available on our college website and samples are on display in the college foyer. 

All other students will have a two year phase in period to purchase the new uniform – so our current uniform is valid for the next two years only.  Current uniform stock that has a logo will be heavily reduced by 50 % and this allows parents and students to purchase items at greatly discounted prices. All families are welcome to purchase the new uniform next year in 2018 but it will become compulsory for all students, Prep to Year 12 in 2020.


P-12 News

Football Academy Update

The 2018 Football Academy has made a fantastic start to the year. All participants are enjoying the training with head coach Carlos and wearing their new FTA uniform with pride. Here are some comments from our program participants:


“I like training with my friends and learning new skills. I can practise my juggling at home so that I can get better. I feel happier coming to school now that I am in the academy” Totem

“I am enjoying improving my skills and just being in the team” Luke

“I am building my skill training and improving my possessions. My passing is a lot more accurate” Ahmed


Some places in the program are still available!


Carwatha College P-12 is very grateful for the contribution made by the Charan Foundation towards the 2018 FTA Carwatha College School Football Academy. The Charan Foundation is an organisation that provides financial assistance for youth in sport. The foundation aims to help individuals achieve greatness, without financial restrictions, and the give them the opportunity to access some of the best programs and pathways for their career. The Charan Foundation will assist all students enrolled in the 2018 academy and cover 50% of their program fees. 


SCHOLARSHIPS are available NOW for any children in year levels 5-8 to participate in the 2018 football program. All external students are encouraged to apply as well.


Please contact Carwatha College P-12 or Football Technique Australia for further details. For more details regarding the program visit our website.


Science Fun


Coles Sports For Schools

Coles Sports for Schools is back to help Aussie kids stay fit and healthy. When you shop at Coles, you'll receive Sports for Schools vouchers that the college can exchange for sports gear. The more vouchers you collect, the more sports gear we can receive to help our students learn when participating in PE and sport classes. Start collecting today and return vouchers to the box in the main office.


Secondary News

From The Assistant Principal



The start to the year has been fantastic and the new uniform has bought with it great enthusiasm and energy.

The college uniform shop is open Thursdays 8 30 – 10.00am



The following information assists parents and students with frequently asked questions regarding the old and new information.

  • The college blazer is compulsory and must be purchased when the new uniform is worn.
  • The blazer is sold directly by Carwatha at the general office  - Cost $120.
  • The new uniform is compulsory for Year 7, prep and all new enrolments.
  • The new uniform cannot be mixed with the old uniform – the only exception is the maroon jumper.
  • The blazer must be worn to and from school on all days.
  • Students do not have to wear the blazer whilst at school and can leave it in their locker or take it off in class and place over their chair.
  • Black school shoes are compulsory.
  • Runners are only permitted in PE/Sport.
  • The college tie must be worn at all times – when any of the white collared shirts are worn.
  • The tie must be knotted and worn with the shirt top button done up.
  • All socks must be above the ankle – and cover the ankle – no low cut or below the ankle socks
  • The socks must be from the uniform provider and have no logo
  • The new college bags are compulsory with the new uniform
  • The uniform will be compulsory for all students in 2020, is compulsory now for Year 7, Preps and new enrolments.
  • Primary students may wear the PE uniform all days when they have PE/Sport classes.
  • The long sleeve shirt must be tucked in at all times
  • The short sleeve shirt can be untucked
  • Students who are part of the FTA (Football Techniques Australia) soccer academy are permitted to wear the FTA uniform on Thursdays all day.


It is the college expectation that all students will be in uniform at all times and would like to take to opportunity to remind parents and students that our uniform requirements are well documented in the college planner – which is compulsory for all students and on the college website.  A reminder that the following items are NOT part of our uniform and we ask for your support.

  • Artificially coloured hair
  • Nail polish
  • Facial piercings.
  • Uniform items that are not endorsed by our supplier PSW ( available Thursday mornings at the college or at the Hampton Park store)

Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.



THE 2018 Student Management Team are working hard to support the needs of students.

We encourage parents and students to reach out to Year Level Coordinators for assistance around, attendance, academic learning and wellbeing

Head of Junior School and Year 7 Coordinator– Scott Antony

Year 8 Coordinator – Georgia Rentzis

Year 9 Coordinator – Rueben Kwong

Head of Senior School (V3) and Year 12 Coordinator – Bree Hudson

Year 10 Coordinator – Chris Willis

Year 11 Coordinator – Ipshita Bawa

Student Wellbeing Coordinator – Caitlin Hallett


We welcome to the college our new members of staff Ms Bree Hudson, Ms Caitlin Hallett  and Mr Scott Antony


Rosanna Spina


Year 7 Report

It has been a good start for all the Year 7 students this year. They have turned up in their new uniform and are looking fantastic.  They have settled in well and are quickly learning new routines. We have ensured class composition and size allow the students to form good and supportive friendships, and provide the teachers and me the opportunity to get to know all the students well. This can only benefit all the students as it will allow for a very individualized and personal learning environment.


It is important that all students have the correct books and equipment for the different subjects.  Please check your child's planner on a regular basis as it will keep you informed you of tasks and assignments and their due dates.

 I have enjoyed meeting all the students and, being new to the school as well, I understand their nerves for the year ahead in meeting new teachers and participating in new subjects. I am looking forward to getting to know all the Year 7 students, as I have told them, they are the future of the school. They are the first year group to have the new uniform. Some of the students are also part of the soccer academy. I have challenged the Year 7 students to step out of their comfort zone and try new things, to not be afraid of making mistakes and to learn from these mistakes. I am sure we will have our ups and down this year. It is an exciting time for Carwatha College P-12 and I am ready to help the Year 7 cohort excel.


There are a few events coming up; information will be sent home soon shortly.


  • Tuesday 27th Feb-Year 7 orientation excursion to The Enchanted Adventure Garden at Arthur's Seat. 
  • Monday 5th Mar- Year 7 families Welcome BBQ and Information Session
  • A junior school Service Learning project, where year 7,8,9 will all be encouraged to raise money for a charity of the students' choice.

Scott Antony

Year 7 Coordinator

Year 8 Report

Welcome back year 8’s!!

I’d  like to take this opportunity to welcome back the  Year 8 students and their families to Carwatha College for 2018.  I’m also thrilled to be given the opportunity to continue coordinating our wonderful group of students.   


It has been great to see all our Year 8 students settling in well and having a very positive start to the school year.  The standard of behaviour has been excellent both in lessons and around the school, with many teachers commenting on the good progress being made by students, even at this early stage. It has been particularly encouraging to see how supportive the students have been not only of each other but of the new Year 7 students that have started at Carwatha.   


Students look very smart in their uniforms and are proving to be a credit to themselves, to you and to Carwatha College.  To help students this year, I strongly recommend that you check that your child’s uniform, books, planner and equipment are clearly labelled with their name.  It’s also important that students have all the equipment they need to successful. To help students with their studies, a quiet place at home to complete their homework/ home study would be an advantage.  To support this process, I encourage parents to check the planner on a regular basis to ensure that tasks are being recorded and completed.   It’s important to keep the lines of communication open so we can work together to ensure you child has a successful 2018. 


If you have any concerns about your son or daughter’s progress please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Georgia Rentzis

Year 8 Coordinator

Year 9 Report

I’m looking forward to a fantastic year with a talented group of young people. This is a year of preparation for the ever-increasing responsibilities ahead for all of us. To ensure we are ready for our senior studies and in joining the V3 program, students will undertake a rigorous academic and electives program that will focus on improvement. We will consider our areas of interest and begin the process of choosing a pathway that best fits our goals, whether that be through the VCE or VCAL and VET courses. Subjects will be chosen and nerves settled as orientation begins.


As the year 9 cohort edge toward more independence, there are programs we have in place to help prepare for some of the challenges to come. Community leadership partners us with a community organisation and allows us insight into the lives of members of the local areas. It provides the chance to give back and think of others’ needs ahead of our own. In a similar way, the party safe program focuses not only on our own safety when celebrating events, but considering the needs of all.

Good luck everyone!

Reuben Kwong

Year 9 Coordinator

V3 Report - Year 10, Year 11 & Year 12

Welcome back!

As always, the beginning of Term 1 has been a mad rush of locker allocations, subject changes, organising Edrolo access and VASS paperwork.


The most important reminders for Senior School at this stage:

  • Students must have Edrolo access for each of their classes. This is a resource that helps students at home and provides lots of practice questions to complete. Please see the main office to organise payment if necessary. Those students that have not done this will not have access to Edrolo  - this will put you at a disadvantage.
  • Understanding the attendance requirements. Remember that the attendance requirement is now 90%. That means that students need to be in classes for 90% of a subject’s classes. Any absences need to be communicated to the school and approved.
  • SRC elections are coming up! Please see Mrs Bawa for an application form or to discuss the responsibilities of becoming a member of the Student Representative Council before you apply.
  • Our annual Swimming Carnival is only a week away. Make sure you represent your house by dressing in house colours and signing up for events to win your house points.
  • One of the most important aspects of the senior program is making the right decisions in regards to selecting subjects. While subject changes have officially closed, we are more than happy to discuss alternatives if you feel you are struggling with the content. Please see your year level coordinator if necessary.
  • As you are all aware, the school has introduced a new uniform, to be phased in over the next two years. For most of our year 11s and 12s, this means they will be able to finish wearing the ‘old’ uniform. For our year 10s and any new students, this means purchasing and wearing the ‘new’ uniform. Students cannot wear a combination of both. 

The senior years are really important – the last years of your secondary school life should be used to research possible pathways, work hard and create great memories. We’re looking forward to seeing you all in house colours at the Swimming Carnival and a very positive year ahead.


Chris Willis

Year 10 Coordinator

Ipshita Bawa

Year 11 Coordinator

Bree Hudson 

Year 12 Coordinator

Senior School Leader

PE Report


Music Report

On Tuesday February 13th the year 7s were treated to a short performance by our Year 12 students Winona Bonne, Hayley Lucas, and Filimon Moutis with Damien Maughan our instrumental brass and woodwind teacher and Marina Novelli our guitar bass voice and drums teacher. The group played a lively rendition of Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie” and the year 7s got into the performance by clapping along.

Students are invited to sign up to the instrumental music program by filling out the instrumental music form and choosing from: Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocals.

Lessons are for 30 minutes per week and will be scheduled on a rotating basis so students don’t keep missing the same class. The cost is $60 a semester.

Please contact Marina Novelli, Damien Maughan, Ms Kate Whittaker or the office staff for instrumental music enrolment forms.

Primary News

from the Assistant Principal........

Welcome back everyone and a special welcome to our preps and to all our new students!

All students have settled well into their new grades and are to be congratulated on the way they have begun their year.


Most book packs have arrived and materials have been unpacked, ready to be used. If you have any difficulties in getting a book pack for your child, please contact me as soon as possible.


Once the essential items payment has been made, students will receive their diary, which is an important part of their school materials. Payment for the essential items can be made at the office or via Qkr. Should you have any questions or require financial support, please come and see me.


One of our first community activities for the term is our annual Twilight Sports evening to be held on Thursday 22nd February. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet the teachers and other families in a relaxed atmosphere, enjoy a barbeque and of course join in some fun activities.


New Uniform Guidelines

The following information assists parents and students with frequently asked questions regarding the old and new uniform:

  • The new uniform cannot be mixed with the old uniform.
  • Black school shoes are compulsory.
  • The sports uniform can be worn all day on days students have PE or Sport.
  • The school bag and jumper are compulsory with the new uniform.
  • The Jacket may be worn over, not in place of, the jumper.
  • Students who are part of the FTA (Football Techniques Australia) soccer academy are permitted to wear the FTA uniform all day on Thursdays.


It is the college expectation that all students will be in uniform at all times and would like to take to opportunity to remind parents and students that our uniform requirements are well documented in the diary – which is compulsory for all students and on the college website.  A reminder that the following items are NOT part of our uniform and we ask for your support.

  • Artificially coloured hair
  • Nail polish
  • Facial piercings.
  • Uniform items that are not endorsed by our supplier PSW ( available Thursday mornings at the college or at the Hampton Park store)

Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.



Prep L Report

Prep L have been very busy so far this term, these past few weeks have been full of firsts.

  • We started our first days of our schooling journey very excited and eager to learn.
  • We had big smiles on our faces and a brand new uniform to match. 
  • We have been learning through developmental play, learning our letters, sounds and numbers,
  • We loved being part of our first photo day and our first assembly.
  • We really enjoyed learning about friendship with Harold the Giraffe and Janet in the Life Education Van.
  • We even planted seeds and we are looking forward to watching them grow as our minds grow.
  • We have a lot to look forward to in the next few weeks such as Twilight sports night, learning about First aid from St Johns ambulance and the swimming program.
  • We have loved our first few weeks of Prep and cannot wait to see what comes next.

Danii Levy 

Prep/1A report

A very warm welcome to all our parents, grandparents and carers to our Carwatha College community! I am delighted to be a part of our students’ learning journey and I am looking forward to an amazing year with our awesome students. Our Prep students are looking smart in their new school uniform.

Students in Prep/ 1A are settling in well and beginning to understand our school routines. This year started with an exciting visit to the Life Education Van where we learnt about friendships and Photos Day when we put on our biggest, best smiles.


Our next big event is Twilight Sports- do not forget to send your sausage sizzle order. In March, we have our Swimming Programme- we get to go by bus to the Monash Aquatic Centre and learn to swim. Our students have been busy learning the names of letters, sounds, numbers, words and writing stories.

Please feel free to communicate with me, using the School Diary. You are also most welcome to speak to me before school or after school.

Elaine Abraham

1/2L Report

So far the students have had a great start to the year. Nearly everyone has their books but there are a few who still need to bring their diary to school.


In Science we have been investigating the different push and pull forces on different toys and things that we use such as balls, opening doors and pulling bags on wheels.


This week, the students we excited to visit the Life Education Van where they were learning about friendships. As part of our Integrated Studies, they will be making further investigations in class time by using the booklet provided.


There are many more fun things for us to look forward to in the coming weeks.

Allana Lilburne

3M Report

The Grade 3M class has made a positive start to the school year. We started the year getting to know each other. We unpacked the school rules and discussed the expectations of our classroom.  When we all work together,  we can get marbles in our jar. When we fill the jar we have all worked together to gain a class reward.


Grade 3M are extremely excited about playing downstairs and have enjoyed every minute of their new playground. We are also excited about 3 / 4 sport, learning new skills and playing interesting games.

The Science lessons have also been a hit in the Science Lab, focusing on ‘What is Beneath our Feet’. We will be investigating rocks and soil and how they change over time.

We have already had our first incursion about cyber safety in the Life Education van, we met Harold the Giraffe, he was very funny.

I am excited to work with students and parents throughout the year, it has been a great start!

Happy learning together.

Sonia McPhie

4S Report

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Welcome back to a new school year for your child at Carwatha College P-12.  I hope that you have all had a wonderful holiday, and are now enjoying getting back into the school routine. The students have come back very settled, enthusiastic and with a happy manner and there is already a lovely atmosphere in the classroom.


During week 1, we spent time doing a range of ‘Getting to Know You’ activities in the classroom, this allowed for the students and myself to get to know each other well. Students were also given the opportunity to reflect on their own learning. They noted down what subjects they enjoy doing, what their strengths are, where they would like to improve and also noted down a personal goal for the Term.


It was great to see how well the children responded and gave a lot of thought during their reflections. Personal reflections involve each student taking increasing responsibility of his or her own learning. Students will continue making these reflections weekly in their school diaries.


During our first week back we also looked at the two questions- What makes a good classroom? and what makes a good student? With the student’s responses we created our classroom rules. I also introduced the students to the classroom reward system called Class Dojo. It is a website that allows teachers to give students immediate feedback on their behaviours, positive and negative- whether its working hard, being kind, helping others etc. They have responded really well to the system.


Last week we had a visit from the Life Education van. The students explored cybersafety, cyber ethics and building positive relationships with friends online and offline. The students did a fantastic job at listening to the presenter and working in groups to complete the activities.


The year 4 students are very excited about competing in their first school Athletics Day that will be held on the 15th of March. Students have been practising their athletic skills during 3/4 Sport every Monday. If you have not already brought back your child’s permission form that was sent out, please do so.

The first of many Star of the Week awards were given out on Friday during our first Primary Assembly. Congratulations to Cooper, Sierra and Junior.

Looking forward to working with you and your child during the year. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at the college.

Thank you,

Jessica Di Petta

5B Report

We have had a fabulous beginning to the year in the 5B.  Students have settled in to the routines and expectations of the classroom and should all be very proud of the start they have had.


In Reading students have began their Reading Scaffolding groups and should have borrowed a book to bring home. To start the term, we will be learning about the ‘Ideas’ trait in Writing.  Please remind students to bring ‘seeds’ to school to help them with ideas to write about. In Mathematics our ‘Counting’ and ‘Time’ scaffolding groups start this week and in Integrated Studies students will be exploring ‘Democracy’, fairness and group decision-making.  We will also be looking at the ‘Earth’s Place in Space’ in our Science Unit.


The Life Education Van has been at school and students have had the opportunity to learn about working in teams, treating others with respect and making positive choices to deal with conflict.  We are looking forward to the Swimming Carnival and seeing everyone at the Twilight Sports Evening.


We would like to extend a very big welcome to Miss Naylor, Sasha, Zu Ha and Henry who are all new members of our unit.

Bree Bishop


4/5N Report

It has been a hive of activity in 4/5N over the first few weeks of school!

Everybody has settled in well and we have been having many conversations about what it means to demonstrate the College values of Excellence, Commitment, Teamwork and Respect. I am very proud to say we have even won the first Arts Award for 2018 for excellent discussion during Art with Ms McAleer.


We are all looking forward to the many activities that are coming up over the next few weeks, including:

  • Swimming lessons
  • Twilight Sports
  • Swimming Carnival 
  • Athletics Carnival!

As a former Carwatha College student it has been very exciting for me to be back, surrounded by many familiar teacher faces and the fresh smiling faces of all the students! A big welcome to Zuha who is also new to our school.


Tessa Naylor

5/6Z Report

Welcome to 2018 in 5/6Z! My name is Stacy Zelazo and I am teaching Grade 5/6 this year. Last year I taught Grade 1/2 so I’m excited for the new challenge.

Students have settled in well and have already begun designing their Grade 6 jackets and talking about graduation. They have been busy completing tasks that demonstrate their understanding of different concepts and getting to know each other.

There is a lot to look forward to for the Grade 5/6’s this year! Swimming Carnival, Athletics Carnival, Gala Days, Camp and Graduation to name a few. Events coming up in term 1 are:

  • Life Ed Van on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th February
  • School photos on Monday 12th February
  • Swimming Carnival on Tuesday 20th February
  • Sizzling Snags and Sports Night on Thursday 22nd February

Stacy Zelazo

6E Report

We have had a wonderful start to the year in 6E. We have had several new students join our class and the students were all very excited to welcome Cindy, Liam and Louie into our grade. We spent the first week of school getting to know each other and as part of this the students and I exchanged letters. We also played a few games that involved telling each other more about ourselves and our interests. It has been a great way to learn more about each other.


Another important aspect of the beginning of the year has been completing assessments so we know what the students do and don’t know.  We have focused on identifying their skills in Numeracy in regards to counting, telling the time, reading time tables and solving problems about elapsed time. We have also found out about the students’ spelling capabilities. This term in Integrated Studies we will be learning about our Parliamentary and legal system.


It will be a busy term for us, we have the Swimming Carnival to look forward to, along with the Athletics Carnival and the School swimming program at the end of term. I would like to congratulate the students for a fantastic start to the term and I am looking forward to a wonderful year working with them.

Tracy Elias


Students have had an exciting start to STEM. Using spaghetti and plasticine to build the tallest tower possible. Students found it challenging to support the structure to keep it standing up.

Honourable mention, for successfully having a second storey on their tower, goes to;
Jordan and Curt (6E)
Layla, Natalie and Methuka (3M)
Alannah, Alexandra, Kiera and Kiara (5B)
Ivona, Henry J, Elise, Henry W (5B)
Eleni, Eliza, Kareem (3M)
Emmanuel, Kiske and Evie (1/2L)
Leonid, Calvin and Christian (4/5N)
Haneen, Zuha and Javeen (4/5N)
Angie, Methuli and Deepti (4/5N)
Eli and   Hamza (PL)
Cooper, Xander and Junior (4S)

The tallest free-standing towers were created by:
Katherine, Shreenita and Jessica (6E)
Batoor, Totem and Jasim (4/5N)


Secret Student

During STEM each week, I will have pre-selected a student to be the Secret Student for the lesson. I will be quietly observing this student and their behaviour. I will be watching for the Secret Student to be:

  • Focused on learning
  • Following the rules
  • Being a problem solver
  • Being a great listener
  • Doing their best work

If I notice the student doing at least three out of the five, they will receive a little certificate to congratulate them on being a great learner and class member.

Emma Braybon

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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:      Rosann Bivens

Accounts:                        Glenice Despard

                                            Megha Malhorta

                                            Ruth Arnold

Front Office:                   Pauline Horbaczow

                                            Nicole Drew

First Aid:                          Donna Azzopardi

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 2018

Year 7      Mr Antony

Year 8      Mrs Rentzis

Year 9      Mr Kwong

Year 10    Mr Willis

Year 11    Mrs Bawa

Year 12    Ms Hudson

Secondary Junior Leader    Mr Antony

Secondary Senior Leader    Ms Hudson

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

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.


Prep L            Ms Arnold-Levy

Prep/1A         Mrs Abraham

1/2L                Mrs Lilburne

3M                   Mrs McPhie

4S                    Mr Spina

4/5N               Ms Naylor

5B                    Ms Bishop

5/6Z                Mrs Zelazo

6E                    Mrs Elias

STEM              Mrs Brayon

Art                   Mrs McAleer

PE                    Mrs Peters (Prep-2)

PE/Health    Mr McCall (3-6)


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. 

College Map


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


Mon            19th           College Council Meeting

Tues           20th           Swimming Carnival

Wed            21st            Primary Coffee and Chat Morning Tea

Thurs        22nd           Primary Twilight Sports

Fri               23rd            Primary Assembly

Tues           27th            V1 Information Evening


Mon              5th            Year 7 Meet & Greet BBQ and Information Session

Fri                  9th           Student Free Day

Mon            12th           Labour Day Public Holiday

Tues           13th            P-12 Assembly 

Thurs         15th           College Athletics  

Fri                16th           Primary Assembly

Mon            19th           College Council Meeting

Mon            19th    to   Fri  29th  P-6 Swimming 

Fri                23rd           Year 7 Bush walk Excursion

                                           Primary Assembly

Mon             26th           Primary Young Leaders Day

Tues            27th           Parent Teacher Interviews

Wed            28th            10am Late Start

Thurs         29th            Term 1 Ends





Useful forms

Qkr: How To Form


2018 Booklists &
Fee Sheets 


Anaphylaxis Management Plan


Asthma Management Plan


Primary Mobile Phone Agreement


Carwatha News
PurchaseOrder_P001223 blazers.pdf
Uniform Pricing for website.pdf
flyer for qkr.pdf
105 Mobile Phone Agreement - Primary.doc