Carwatha News

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

Principal's Report

From The Principal

Farewell to the Class of 2017 

To celebrate the achievements of our Year 12 students, on Wednesday 25th we held our whole school farewell assembly, which included our traditional send-off from our Preps with a special song and presentation for the Year 12 students. The Year 12 cohort have been wonderful ambassadors and have contributed so much to our College, having represented us in countless sporting, cultural and academic events. They have worked really hard this year with our emphasis on high expectations in all areas  and we are all proud of them.


On behalf of the whole College Community, I would like to wish all Year 12 students every success for the examination period, which has begun this week. I am confident they will all achieve the VCE or VCAL results they deserve and have worked towards all year, with much persistence. No matter what their pathway on leaving Carwatha College P 12, as long as they continue to strive to achieve the best that they can, they can be satisfied.


The class of 2017 have made an outstanding contribution to our school and we are proud of each and every one of them. I would like to thank Senior School Leader Sally Ross, Year 12 Coordinator Lambrini Christopher, our Careers team of Jodie McCarthy and Pam Naylor, Assistant Principal Rosanna Spina and all of our Year 12 teachers who have all worked tirelessly to support our Year 12 students this year.

I would also like to thank our student Leaders:

  • College Captains: Dylan Amante, Jordan Hallett, Kirsten Hallett and Jarvis Ho
  • Arts Captains: Natalia Illeveski and Sophie Diamantis
  • House Captains:Chelsea Collard, Viktoria Karkotzoulis, William Nguyen and Prithi Prahuran

You have represented the school with Pride and you have showcased to our community what outstanding students Carwatha produces.


Another big event for year 12 students is the Valedictory Night on November the 21st. This night will be an opportunity for parents, teachers and students to get together in a formal setting to reflect on the past year and recognise the achievements of our Year 12 students.


On Monday the 30th of October the College Art and Technology show was on, unfortunately I was not able to attend, however I have seen the work created by our students, their talent is amazing and it is great to have the opportunity to put it on display for our community to see. A special thanks to all members of the Art and Technology domains for all the work they put in to displaying the work.


On Wednesday 2nd,  I was fortunate to be invited by our year 10 food Students to a High Tea. The service and food was amazing showcasing what the students have been learning this semester.


It has been an extremely busy couple of weeks, our grade 3’s have had an excursion to Waverley Gardens to see where food comes from, the teeth on wheels bus has visited the primary school students with dentists checking their teeth, year 11’s have had an incursion teaching them on how to prepare to drive safely, our year 10 students have been preparing for work experience, year 7’s visited Science Works, Kinder Club has been running and we have had a number of visits from Heritage and Heatherhill Kindergartens to our school. A special thanks to all staff who have been a part of the organisation of theses event.


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 starting next year - 2018. 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

Science Fun


Secondary News

7C Science Experiment - Eclipses

On Thursday October 26, 7C science students performed some science activities to demonstrate eclipses. Students had to be in groups of three to represent the sun, moon and earth. Students then had to (using a torch, tennis ball and polystyrene ball) model how solar and lunar eclipses happen. They then got competitive by performing a Kahoot quiz on Eclipses – congratulations to Jiaking (the winner!) The learning goals and success criteria for the lesson are listed below:

Kyla Crawford

Year 7 Science Works – Sporty Maths Excursion

On Friday the 27th of October, the Year 7 students all went to Science works for a day of maths wonder and investigations. 

The Sporty Maths program uses the hands-on activities in the Sportsworks exhibition at Scienceworks for students to measure and record data relating to aspects of fitness.  The data collected is collated back at school and used to investigate students’ understanding in a variety of maths topics, including:  Measurement, decimals, fractions, collecting and analysing data and graphing data.

Students worked in small groups to analyse parts of the data and share their findings with others.

A great day was had by all!

Ms Georgia Rentzis

Year 7 - Australian Mathematics Competition

The Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) was introduced in Australia in 1978 as the first Australia-wide mathematics competition for students. It has since spread internationally, with students in more than 30 countries attempting the same problems. In recent years the competition has been available in two formats (online and paper), allowing even more students to participate worldwide.

The AMC is for students of all standards. Students are asked to solve 30 problems in 75 minutes. The problems are designed to test mathematical thinking and questions are designed so that they can be answered just as quickly without a calculator as with one. The problems get more difficult through the competition, so that at the end they are challenging to the most gifted students. Students of all standards will make progress through the problems, and also be challenged along the way.

Congratulations to the following Year 7 students who participated and received certificates:

Certificate of Credit :

  • Rory Johnstone
  • Jiaking Tu
  • Desmond Yap

Certificate of Proficiency

  •  Nicholas Hall
  • Giuseppie Piccolo
  • Stephen Ureta

Certificate of Participation

  • Elizabeth Kalaitzis
  • John Kalomiris
  •  Molica Silk

Ms Georgia Rentzis

Year 8 Medieval Day

Last Wednesday was ‘Medieval Day’. Year 8 students participated in a day of activities and learned about what it would have been like to live in the Middle Ages. Topics covered included crime and punishment, social classes, entertainment, and weapons and armour.  There was lots of laughter as students learned games and dances, screams in the scary demonstrations of some brutal punishments and many eager volunteers to dress up in the armour. Despite some determined battles, no-one managed to defeat the Lorenzo the knight!


8C Science Experiment – Energy Transformations

On Friday October 27, 8C science students performed some science activities to demonstrate the ‘Law of conservation of energy’ as part of our Physics unit. Students had to be in groups and design mini experiments to show energy transformations. They then had to write down observations and complete a practical report. Congratulations to Tirron who was the start student for this lesson!


The learning goals and success criteria for the lesson are listed below:

Kyla Crawford

Yr 9 excursion – Marvellous Melbourne


On Monday November 1, Yr 9 students went to the city to complete the Marvellous Melbourne experience. Students put themselves into teams to work together to find certain monuments in the city and answer questions about them in a booklet they had to fill in. The orienteering and use of public transport was challenging for some students, but they all persevered. Each team was given a measuring tape and protractor and applied various academic skills in a real-life context. The experience also promoted self-directed learning, teamwork, independence and responsibility.
Students learnt about the history of the Shot Tower in Melbourne Central and used Pythagoras’ Theorem on the Architectural Fragment. They also went on the ‘Science by the mile’ trail where they had to answer questions based on science and the environment. All students behaved impeccably on the day and proudly represented our College. On behalf of the Yr 9 students, we’d like to thank Miss
Andrew for organising this wonderful excursion and all of the staff who attended. 
Kyla Crawford



9A Science Experiment

On Monday October 23rd, 9A science students dusted off their Yr 7 ‘Bunsen burner’ licences and participated in an experiment titled ‘Convection’. Students have been learning about heat, temperature and methods of heat transfer lately. This experiment tested their knowledge of convection as a type of heat transfer. Students boiled water with glitter in it, to observe a convection current. They completed a practical report based on their observations.

Kyla Crawford

Year 9 - Shrine Of Remembrance Excursion

As part of their work in History on World War 1, Year 9 students took part in the Spirit of Anzac program at the Shrine of Remembrance. Students learnt about conditions for the soldiers and significant battles that Australian soldiers fought in. They toured the Shrine Museum and saw interesting displays, documents and artefacts, including one of the boats that was used in the Gallipoli Landing in 1915. The students said, ‘it was amazing’ and ‘even though I find History boring this made it really interesting.’


Year 12 Final Assembly

Year 12 students participated in their final college assembly. Our Prep students gave them a guard of honor, and also sang a farewell song. We wish all year 12 students the very best for their upcoming exams.


Special Interest Baking & Cake Decorating
Staff High Tea

Our speacial intrest baking & cake decorating class presented staff with an amazing high tea during lunchtime. Students worked very hard preparing cheese cakes, scones, chocolate mousse, sandwiches, pinwheels plus other delicious sweets. A great effort from our special interest baking & cake decorating class, which is one of the class options students have while undertaking  V3 studies (VCE over 3 years) at Carwatha College P-12.


V3 Chemistry


Primary News

Grade 3 - Waverley Gardens Excursion

In class we were learning about food technology so we went to Waverley Gardens to discover where the food comes from.

When we finally arrived there our legs were sore. Only the grade 3s went.

First of all, we went to the Bakery. At the bakery, we saw lots of yummy stuff like bread, cookies, croissants and lots more! There was a mixing machine that makes all the flour and everything together. We also saw a machine that squishes all the dough into little blobs. Last of all we saw a very large oven and it takes 40 minutes for the bread to cook!

By Angie Trajkoska

Teeth On Wheels Visit

The teeth on wheels program was at the college this week checking primary students' teeth. Students were all smiles after visiting the special dentist truck.


Mad On Music


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:      Rosanne Bivens

Accounts:                        Glenice Despard

                                            Megha Malhorta

                                            Ruth Arnold

Front Office:                   Pauline Horbaczow

                                            Nicole Drew

First Aid:                          Donna Azzopardi

Term Dates 2017

Term 1  

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

Term 2

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

Term 3

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

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

Term Dates 2018

Term 1  

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

Term 2

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

Term 3

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

Term 4

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

Secondary Contacts 2017

Year 7      Mrs Rentzis

Year 8      Mr Skadins

Year 9      Mr  Skadins

Year 10    Mr Haddad

Year 11    Mrs Bawa

Year 12    Mrs Christopher

Secondary Junior Leader    Mr Fahey

Secondary Senior Leader    Mrs Ross

Assistant Principal ( Year 7-12)   Mrs Spina


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

Primary Contacts 2017

Prep M     Mrs McPhie

1/2Z          Ms Zelazo

2/3A          Mrs Abraham

3L              Mrs Lilburne

4S             Mr Spina

4/5N        Ms Novakovic

5B             Ms Bishop

5/6L         Ms Arnold-Levy

6E             Mrs Elias

STEM      Mrs Brayon

Art           Mrs McAleer

PE            Mrs Peters (Prep-2)

PE           Mr Richards (3-6)


Assistant Principal: Mrs Sheila Horn

Primary Leading Teacher    Mrs Beauchamp-Wylie



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

Bell Times



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

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


Thurs         9th             Year 8 Orienteering - Cardinia National Park Excursion

Mon          13th             Year 10 and 11 (V1 & V2)  Exam Week

Tues         14th              Music Celebration Evening

Tues         21st               Valedictory evening

Fri              24th             Last Day Year 11

Mon          27th            Year 10 Work Experience until Fri 8th Dec 


Thurs         7th            Carwatha College P-12 Primary Concert

Fri                8th            Last Day Year 10

Tues          12th          Year 6-7 Orientation Day

                                        Primary Bike Education until Thurs 19th December

Wed           13th           Carwatha College P-12 Secondary Awards Night

Fri              22nd           Last day Term 4

Useful forms

Book List and Parent Payment Forms


Qkr: How To Form


International Student Homestay Program


Centrepay form


Anaphylaxis Management Plan


Asthma Management Plan


Primary Mobile Phone Agreement


College Photos 2017


Edrolo Information


Carwatha News
Prep pack.pdf
grade 1 pack.pdf
grade 2 pack.pdf
grade 3 pack.pdf
grade 4 pack.pdf
grade 5 pack.pdf
grade 6 pack.pdf
year 7 pack.pdf
year 8 pack.pdf
year 9 pack.pdf
year 10-11 pack.pdf
year 12 pack..pdf
flyer for qkr.pdf
international student for newsletter.pdf
Centrepay Deductions Form.pdf
105 Mobile Phone Agreement - Primary.doc
Student Photo Form.pdf
Family Photo Form.pdf
Edrolo for VCE - 2016 Brochure - Email.pdf