THE AWAKENING OF SPRING - YEAR 12 PLAY
A sell out every year - the 2019 Year 12 Theatre Production is always a hot ticket - do not be disappointed - book now!
Adapted from the 19th-century production by Frank Wedekind, The Awakening of Spring paints a haunting picture of the systemic injustice in our society. Originally set in 19th century Germany, this oppressive setting is reinvented for modern audiences to serve as a backdrop for the events that explore the themes of adolescence, abuse and corruption. Performed by the theatrical talents of the 2019 Fitzroy High School and Collingwood College Year 12 Theatre Studies cohort, it's a show not to miss.
Please note: Strong themes and content are presented including the depiction of sexual assault and suicide. It may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.
3 shows only - All tickets $10
Collingwood College Theatre
Friday June 21 7.00pm
Saturday June 22 1.30pm & 7.30pm
Performing Arts Leader
Mess Up At the Manor - Primary School Production
The primary school students are preparing for an amazing night when they present the Primary School Production ‘Mess Up At The Manor’ on Thursday 25th July from 5:30PM. Every student from the Primary School will be performing with their class.
On the night, alongside the production, the students will be creating a Mini White Night at Collingwood College by projecting art works onto the walls of our buildings.
Artists Daniel Calvo and Angela Hernandez visited Collingwood College during the week to work with our students, teaching the students how to create and present their Mini White Night artworks.
Family tickets available at the Front Office - $10.00
Thursday 25 July, 5:30PM
Mezzanine, Collingwood College
Primary School Performing Arts
SPRING FAIR - SAVE THE DATE
Our annual Spring Fair is on Sunday, 15th September, 2019: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Please keep this date free.
From this week we will have a special Spring Fair Page included in the newsletter
Many thanks for your support.
AUSTRALIAN MATHEMATICS COMPETITION
The Australian Mathematics Competition will be held on Thursday, 9 August.
This event has traditionally been well represented by our students, and there are many past papers for students to practise with beforehand.
The cost this year is $8 per student.
Students will need to pay through Compass once enrolled. Parents will be notified when enrolments are confirmed in June. Don't pay until then.
Those students who have done the Maths Competition in the past have enjoyed it and they all receive a certificate for their participation and achievement.
Hannah Young & Tim Arundell
Secondary & Primary Maths Coordinators
WOOLWORTHS - EARN AND LEARN VOUCHERS
Collingwood College will be participating in Woolworths Earn & Learn Program for enhancing our sporting equipment.
It is simple to participate - when you shop at Woolworths you can collect Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers from the checkout operator, or through an online order, and place them into our collection boxes located inside our local Woolworths store on Smith Street or within our reception area.
Our school will then redeem the Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers for valuable sporting equipment for our students to access at recess and lunchtime.
Let’s all get behind this promotion to help support our students in keeping active and enjoy the many benefits of healthy exercise.
Head of Physical Education and Sport
Premier's VCE Awards 2018
Collingwood College is delighted to announce that Charlie Thorpe from the class of Year 12, 2018 has been recognised at the Premier's VCE Awards on June 3rd for his 2018 study in;
Engineering Studies (VCE VET)
The Premier's VCE Awards recognises students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the Victorian Certificate of Education and pays tribute to the principals, teachers and families who play a valuable role in supporting these students during their VCE studies.
A study award is determined based on the individual graded assessment score in each study area. Students must have a study score of 46 and above to be eligible for an award. The number of awards in each study is calculated using the enrolment base in that study.
On behalf of the college we would like to congratulate Charlie and wish him all the best for his studies in Tasmania where he is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Applied Science specialising in Marine Engineering. He is currently completing a work placement on the Spirit of Tasmania.
We were visited by The Honourable Richard Wynne MP Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Planning and Housing. The Minister personally visited Malaz at school! Acting Principal Sam Luck and our team warmly welcomed them to Collingwood College. The Minister acknowledged Malaz's achievements and leadership, particularly noting widespread recognition and praise for the great job she did as MC earlier this week at Skyline's Annual Reception with The Honourable Julia Gillard AC 27th Prime Minister of Australia. Congratulations Malaz!
YEAR 8 PHOTOGRAPHY COLLABORATION WITH RMIT UNIVERSITY
This semester, Year 8 Photography students have been involved in a collaborative photography project with RMIT University. The project, titled “Ordinary/Extraordinary” involved students painting with light, using studio gels, and playing with perspective and the natural environment in order to turn the ordinary and mundane into something exciting and beautiful.
The project culminated in a showcase of their work, and works from other community projects that were part of ‘The Social Turn: Collingwood Studio’ initiative, at the Melbourne Polytechnic (Collingwood Campus). Every student received a copy of a book that includes some their best images produced during the collaboration.
Students were thrilled to share their works with a wider audience and discover the importance of photography in representing (or misrepresenting) the self, the community and people’s cultures. It was a truly wonderful event and the school and students enjoyed the opportunity to participate in this exciting project.
A copy of the book, “Ordinary/Extraordinary”, can be found at the front office and in the school library for all to enjoy.
Year 8 Photography
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.
Junior String Orchestra 2019
Please download the enrolment form for more information and to join the new Primary School string orchestra starting in Term 3.
Instrumental music coordinator
INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE - UPDATED 24 MAY
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 protected]
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT NEWS
International students are reminded that Homework Club is compulsory every Tuesday 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.
International Students’ Team
Lori Michael – EAL Learning Specialist
Lucy Wang - International Students’ Coordinator
Angie Pantelidis – International Students’ Support & Well-being
NEXT WEEK'S SPECIALS
Canteen Menu for the Week: Monday, 17 June - Friday, 21 June
*Look out each week for new SPECIALS - Usual Main menu is attached below
Term 2 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 [email protected] or call on 0410447891.
Green Apron Catering
Building or Library Fund
With tax time just around the corner it is an opportune time to make a tax deductible donation to our Building or Library Fund.
All funds donated to the Building Fund enables us to continuously improve our physical environment both inside and outside the classroom. The funds donated go directly into improving our school to create a welcoming, attractive and well maintained space for our students, staff and school community.
Donations to the Library Fund enables us to purchase additional resources including books, bookshelves, training equipment, digital software and computer hardware, which is available for students to use both within the library and classrooms.
All donations to the College’s Building and Library fund are tax deductible, please contact the office if you wish to make a donation.
Personalised tax receipts will be mailed to all families who have generously donated to either fund before the end of term.
Financial Assistance for Families
CAMPS, SPORTS & EXCURSIONS FUND (CSEF)
School camps provide children with inspiring experiences in the great outdoors, excursions encourage a deeper understanding of how the world works and sports teach teamwork, discipline and leadership. All are part of a healthy curriculum. CSEF is provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.
If you hold a valid means –tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families.
The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.
The CSEF payment cannot be used towards voluntary school charges, books, stationery, school uniforms, before/after school care, music lessons, or formals/graduations.
The annual CSEF amount per student is:
- $125 for primary school students
- $225 for secondary school students
How to apply
New applications should contact the school office to obtain a CSEF application form or download from www.education.vic.gov.au/csef
Please check with the school office if you are unsure.
For more information about the CSEF visit
Office Administration Manager
THURSDAY MARKET NEWS
Welcome back to Term 2 everyone.
We now have calendars for markets for the rest of 2019. Please see below:
Kathy and Kylie
Hi, we’re a new Collingwood College family and wanted to become more involved in the school community while sharing some of our cultural background - so we took the plunge and volunteered to set up a stall at the Thursday market last week!
We are looking forward to meeting some of you down there each Thursday, as there are loads of great foods and other interesting offerings for sale to support the school community. It has a great vibe, and there are rumours there might even be a busking band appearing soon if it continues to grow in popularity.
For us, fermented foods are our focus, as they play an important role in traditional south German cuisine. Sauerkraut, Quark and Sourdough breads have all received increased attention over recent years for their rediscovered health benefits.
Our interest in fermented foods has expanded further to include Kefir, Kombucha and Kim Chi as we have searched for more nourishing foods for our family, particularly those now thought to strengthen the immune system by promoting a healthy digestive system (and combat digestive disorders such as gastritis and reflux). Fermented foods are also considered to be effective against anxiety and depression, and best of all – they’re delicious!
We would love to share with you some of our home-made fermented foods (and to have a chat about what we’ve learnt), together with various other South German traditions, including Kinder Punch (an alcohol-free version of gluhwein) and German Flan-style Cakes.
Last week was our first ever stall, so please be gentle as we are total newbies to this game.
We are currently selling:
· German Sourdough Loaves (wholemeal and white)
· German Sourdough Fruit Bread
· Upside-down Pear Cake (whole or per slice)
· Milk Kefir
· Quark (a ricotta-like sour curd made from buttermilk or kefir)
· Kinder Punch (warm, spice-infused berry drink)
NB – If you are interested in our Kombucha you can also bring your own bottles to fill (but no metal).
So auf Wiedersehen for now, see you at the market on Thursday!
Keir and Ruth