Dromana College Newsletter

05 December 2018
Issue Four
Principal's Report
 Assistant Principals' Report
Year 7 News
Year 8 News
Year 9 News
Year 10 News
Performing Arts-Dance News
Performing Arts-Music News
Sport News
Art Department News
Green Team News
Dromana College 2018 Fashion and Art Exhibition
Parent Liaison Report
Information for Parents
Community News
Dromana College
03 5987 2805
110 Harrisons Road
Dromana, Victoria, 3936
AU

Principal's Report

Welcome

The tone around the college and the focus of students on their learning is to be congratulated.  I have been very impressed by the senior students approach to the examination period and for the respect displayed by all students in maintaining a quiet calm atmosphere across the school.  I particularly want to wish our graduating class of 2018 all the very best on their final assessments. Similarly the commitment and willingness of students to participate in the many co - curricular activities on offer, including , the Year Ten Art Exhibition, the Junior Performance “Into Narnia.” , the primary school science fair, and many evenings of performance has been outstanding.  Thank you to all members of our community for their commitment to these fantastic events.

 

The course counselling procedure for determining student courses in 2019 is now complete and the construction of next year’s timetable in preparation for Jump-start is progressing well.   I would like to particularly acknowledge the work of our Year 12 teachers in providing holiday revision classes to help further prepare students for their final assessments.  The attendance rate of all students over the holiday period culminating in a 3-hour English exam on Friday October 5, combined with daylight savings was fantastic. Thank you and well done to our teachers of Year 12, students and the senior school team for the impeccable organisation of the program.    

 

Bushfire Preparedness

Dromana College BAL (Bushfire Attack Level), has been lowered which means we will most likely only close on code red days.  Works to create fire breaks in the bushland areas surrounding the college have now been completed, adding an additional layer of protection to the students,staff and visitors of the college on high risk fire days.

 

JumpStart Program

Our well established JumpStart Program which sees eligible students promoted to the next year level at the conclusion of the formal examination period, is a very productive time, and a fantastic opportunity for students to put forward their best efforts in all of their 2019 classes. JumpStart commences on Monday 26 November and concludes on Friday 14 December 2018.

 

Student Acknowledgements

Lions International Poster Competition for Peace

This year  Year 7 Lowan had the opportunity to participate in the International Lions Club Peace Poster. Students had been given the theme ‘Kindness Matters’. After several weeks of researching, drafting and finally completing their posters, they were collected by Mr Colin Stevens and judged last weekend. It is with great pleasure that I would like to announce the winning overall poster design was won by Year 7 student Hailey Martell-Steynen. Her poster now goes onto the next stage which is the state selection. We wish her all the best. All the students in 7 Lowan  did a tremendous job.

 

Aerobics World Championships

Dromana College Year 12 student Hannah Silvestor, who with her team, won the FISAF World Championships in the Netherlands in October.  We are very proud of Hannah,  this is a remarkable achievement.

 

11th Annual Peninsula Teenage Art Exhibition and Fashion Show
 

The annual Peninsula Teenage Art Exhibition and Fashion Show was held on Monday 22 October. I would like to congratulate the Dromana College Parents and Friends Association and the Arts and Technology students and staff for providing this opportunity for young people across the Mornington Peninsula. It was fantastic to see so many of our creative students entering the fashion design competition. Congratulations and thank you to all involved: hosting,  liaising, catering, rehearsing and particularly our Parents and Friends Association for organising and driving this event - well done.

 

 Assistant Principals' Report

Simon Jones

Assistant Principal

Years 10 - 12

Our Year 12 VCE students, as well as a significant number of Year 11’s, have done their final preparations for their VCAA written examinations, which commenced with the English exam on October the 31st. All students have been provided with a copy of their individual exam timetables and need to ensure that they arrive at school at least 20-30 minutes before the start of each exam. Students have been informed of equipment that is allowed in each exam as well as exam room rules and regulations. Students have undertaken a thorough program at school to ensure that they are ready to perform at their best in the exams including holiday revision classes, practice exams and revision lectures. Of course, students should have been studying consistently at home as well in the lead up to their exams. Students need to consider their individual exam timetables and work out the best way to prepare for each exam, as some students will have clusters of exams and others will find that they may be more spread out, depending on their program. I wish all students well with the upcoming exams and believe that the school has prepared them very well throughout their senior years so that they can face this challenge with confidence and a high degree of familiarity.

Students in Years 10 and 11 are in the process of completing their studies for semester 2. We have only a short time left before final submission of work and then move into revision before the end of year exams. Students will receive their individual exam timetables and need to ensure that they present on time with required and allowable equipment. These exams replicate and build towards the Year 12 VCE exam experience as far as possible so that students are getting as much preparation as we can offer. Students with clashes or requiring rescheduling of exams must see their Head Of Year or Ms Bastin well in advance to arrange this.

Final progress reports are now available on Compass and it is vital that these reports are read carefully and acted upon where necessary so that the transition to the next year of schooling is a smooth one. Students are required to demonstrate that they have the right attitude, skills and effort to progress to the next level and this is not automatic.

As always, we will run a Jumpstart program to complete the year where students begin next year’s timetable with new classes and teachers. Work in the next year level begins in earnest and it is expected that all students who will be returning in 2019 attend this program.

It is certainly a busy term, however it always seems to pass quickly so it is important that students and parents are familiar with key dates and what lies ahead. These things can be found on the College calendar on our website and also on Compass.

 

Andrew Wynne                                                   Assistant Principal 

Years 7-9

Term 4 has seen the Dromana College Junior School buzzing with activity and learning. I make sure that every day I get out amongst the students, both in the classrooms and in the yard, and there is always a positive and dynamic atmosphere in all the junior sub school areas. Over the last few weeks students have been assessed for the progress they have made throughout the year, testing has taken place and the semester has wound up for another year.

This is an important term as it marks a transition for all of our year levels. On November 26, Jumpstart began, and on that day, Year 7 became Year 8, Year 8 became Year 9 and for Year 9 it is the important transition from the junior school to the senior school. Students at first may find this unsettling as they have to adjust to new classmates, new teachers and unfamiliar areas of the school, but it allows for a very smooth start to 2020, with a focus on settling in and achieving their personal best.

The Year 9 transition is significant.  As they progress into the senior school, under the leadership of Simon Jones, the  Assistant Principal in charge of senior students, and a new team of coordinators, they enter a new world where the focus is clearly on future pathways, of VCE and VCAL and all that goes with these programs. Since Year 7, this cohort have been a wonderful group of students and I look forward to following their progress as they complete their senior years of schooling.

Good luck to all students on these transitions.

 

 

Chad Ambrose

Assistant Principal

Learning and Teaching

This year Dromana College completely changed our approach to NAPLAN. Instead of focussing on student’s results, we instead focussed on how much they had improved from Year 7 to Year 9. This change in focus was underpinned by a huge amount of work form our teachers and year level leaders, and the results of this work is unbelievable. Put simply, the amount each Dromana College student improved from Year 7 to Year 9 was more than the average across the state, in all five of the NAPLAN areas. To illustrate this point I want to talk about three Year 9 students: Michael, Beau and Madison. These are their real names, but at their request I will leave out their surnames. These three students improved twice as much as most Australian students. In Year 7 their results for Numeracy were well below Year 7 level, but in the space of two years they have gone from well behind their peers to having caught up to them. An amazing effort that is the result of their hard work and the dedication of their teachers at Dromana College.

I would particularly like to congratulate the:

  • Year 9 Leaders: Jess Lukies, Liam O’Donnell and Peta McGinley
  • English Domain Leader Anne Sim and the English staff
  • Maths Domain Leader Megan Downie and the Maths staff
  • Learning and Teaching Leaders Jodi Wilson (Numeracy) and Steph Pearce (Literacy)

 

Finally, a huge congratulations to the Year 9 students whose commitment to doing their personal best and the results achieved, now sit as a shining example to the rest of the school community.

 

Year 7 News

International Poster Competition

Lions International Poster Competition for Peace

This year Year 7 Lowan had the opportunity to participate in the International Lions Club Peace Poster. Students had been given the theme ‘Kindness Matters’. After several weeks of researching, drafting and finally completing their posters they were collected by Mr Colin Stevens and judged last weekend. It is with great pleasure that Dromana College announces that the winning overall poster design was won by Hailey Martell-Steynen. Her poster now goes onto the next stage which is the state selection. Hailey could then be looking at a prize of $5000 US or a trip to the world  presentation with her family and a member of the Lions Club. We wish her all the best. All the students in 7 Lowan did a tremendous job.

Hailey Martell-Steynen, Winning Poster

 

 

Abby Trezise 2nd Place

Harriet Becker 3rd Place

 

Semester 2, Year 7 Art

Early in the semester the Year 7 art class worked on producing animal drawings that contained the name of the animal in its body. The task required students to draw a number of animals first and then select the one that they felt confident in enlarging. The students were then taught how to blend a range of colours together to create tonal change using coloured pencils. Here are just some of those drawings. Click on the gallery to englarge and view. 

 

Year 8 News

Semester 2 - 3D Art Models

Year 7/8 Visual Art 3D Models – This year the junior art students have been making models using construction material that has involved newspaper, foam board, cardboard, masking tape and Modroc. They have had to create their models by looking at a 2D image and then converting it into geometrical shapes and determine the proportions that their model required. Students learnt how to join sections of their models using the crossing of masking tape method. Here are just some of the completed models from this semester. Click on the gallery to enlarge and view.

 

Year 9 News

Semester 2, Year 9 Art 

The Year 9 art class this semester have worked in a variety of mediums. One of these mediums was using cardboard and creating a low relief architectural structure. The students were able to select their own iconic sculpture or building. This was drawn up and then areas were removed using a scalpel and then filling in areas with black ink and fineliner.  Here are just some of these artworks. Click on the gallery to enlarge and view.

 

Year 10 News

Year 10, Art-Photography

The Year 10 photography class this semester produced kaleidoscopes using 35mm film. Students selected a section from their film strip and then had to print this up to eight times. These triangular sections were cut out and then placed together to produce their kaleidoscopes. Here are just a few of the completed images. Click on the gallery to enlarge and view.

 

Year 10, Art - Illustration

During the semester the Year 10 cartooning/illustration class has been studying Roy Lichenstein. The students worked in groups to produce large versions of the artist’s artwork. Students had to grid up a photocopy, cut out the squares and then grid up A2 paper, where they then transferred each information onto each enlarged square. Below are the student’s murals. Click on the gallery to enlarge and view.

 

Performing Arts-Dance News

Peforming Arts and Wakakirri

It has been another busy and exciting year for Performing Arts (Dance Department) at Dromana College.

A group of Year 7 – 11 students have been consistently attending rehearsals and practicing every Tuesday lunchtime and Thursday afterschool on our Wakakirri entry – “383”, based on homelessness in Melbourne since the start of Term 2. The topic, large amount of the choreography, costume design, film projection and music editing was an epic job by one of our Year 11 students Gypsy Turner. Finally the big day arrived, Friday 17th August. After completing hair and make-up we rehearsed at school before being bussed to Frankston Arts Centre. There, we were welcomed by the Wakakirri team and settled into our dressing room before our stage dress rehearsal. That night was an exciting evening of both watching the other schools perform along with our turn to shine on stage. All students had a fabulous time, had wonderful positive energy, performed beautifully and were a credit to our school. To top off the event, we received awards for:

                Best Raising Awareness Story Award

                Best Public Speaking Award

                Award for Excellent Group Dance

                Award for Excellent Construction and Clarity

                Award for Amazing Projection

                Most Creative Reuse of Materials for Costumes Awards

On top of that we have been selected to perform in the state finals, also known as the Awards Night on the 11th September at the Palais in St Kilda. Back to rehearsal as we look forward to the upcoming awards night in Melbourne.

In other news the Term 3 Dance Evening will be on Thursday 6th September featuring the Year 12 (Unit 4) Composition solos along with Dance Club’s next exciting cabaret style dance … feathers and all!

We had a great turn up to the auditions for our 2019 school musical Barnum. It was wonderful to see such talent in the school!

We also look forward to the end of semester Dance Performance evening on October 25th featuring Year 11 (Unit 2) dance students (solos and group dance), Year 9 Dance students and Dance Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performing Arts-Music News

Term 4 Music

We have had a term full of exciting events in the Music Department! The term began with the VCE Performance Evening, where our VCE Music students had the opportunity to share their music with parents and friends in an intimate performance evening. The Music Department then joined forces with the Student Leaders to run a busking fundraiser to support one of Dromana’s students. A number of students played and sang around the school at different busking locations during lunchtime, and a sausage sizzle was also run. Well done to all the students involved in the organisation of the event! Our Music Theatre Enhancement Program students also finished their year with a bang with a student-run showcase, consisting of a variety of performances that they created themselves. We are now looking forward to our end of year camp, the ‘Barnum’ Musical Production camp, which is a 3-day rehearsal camp to start preparing for our 2019 production. What a fantastic way to finish the year!

 

Sport News

 

 

A huge congratulations to our athletes who competed at the state athletics championships. Incredible results all round. 
Emily Pletikos: 3rd in the State in triple jump and jumped a PB of 10:39.
Abby Tresize:   4th in the State in Javelin with a PB of 32:07.
Kayla Tresize: 5th in the 1500m race walk.
 

World Champion

We would like to give a huge congratulations to our very own Dromana College WORLD CHAMPION – Hannah Silvester of year 12.

 

Hannah and her team competed in the FISAF World Championships in the Netherlands in October. They won the gold medal in the adult performance teams section. This is an unbelievable achievement and we are very proud of you Hannah. Well done.

Art Department News

Dromana College Art Exhibition

Dromana College is extremely proud of the exciting and innovative art work presented at this years exhibition. Students from many year levels had their work on show in the Design Centre for the Annual Fashion and Art Exhibition.  We would like to thank our wonderful Dromana College Art teachers for their continual support and hard work.  Click on gallery to enlarge.

Art Award Certificates were presented to:

Alessia Bellocco

Katelyn Brophy

Grace Brown

Rhiannon Carter

Lucas Cuff

Max Duzel

Aiden Evans

Nick Farnsworth

Emma Fatouros

Brayden Hilbert

Manon Lambert

Tyler Leach

Cody Mathot

Isabella Mollica

Samantha Pederson

Bonnie Perrin

Joel Robertson

Rose Ross

Tahina Samuelu

Jemma Sherriff

Jessica Stepanavicius

Paige Stone

Lily Twaites

Katie Van De Bunt

Destiny Withagen

Sarah Woodward

 

Year 10 Art Show - Paintings on Paper

The 1st of November was a fabulous night for the Art department with the official opening of the professional exhibition of 26 paintings from our Semester 2, Year 10  Art Students. Click on gallery to enlarge.

 

The week-long exhibition held at The Nook Gallery in Mornington, welcomed staff, family, friends and the wider Community in celebration of the exceptional talent of our students.

 

The 26 paintings were influenced by both historical and contemporary artists and utilized shape, form and colour to express personal ideas, beliefs and messages.

Green Team News

Green Team

Term 4 in the Garden.

The Green Team have had their sights set on planting out the vegetable garden for spring and summer. After much research and discussion we headed down to The Diggers club to select our plants. We have planted the following plants over the past few weeks:

-Grape vine

-Raspberry vine

-Pineapple sage

-Liquorice root

-Tomatoes

-Apple mint

-Sage

-Lemon verbena

-Sugar snap peas

-Spring onions

-World’s largest pumpkin seeds

 

We have had our minds set on growing the largest pumpkin for the Red Hill show, we are a bit confident that we will win!

We have also been in the kitchen cooking up our favourite dish, apple and rhubarb crumble. The recipe is below, please feel free to help yourself to the fresh rhubarb growing in the garden.

 

 

Apple and rhubarb crumble

Ingredients:

4 apples

Third of a cup of caster sugar,

Half a lemon

Seven large rhubarb stalks

125g of creamed butter

Three table spoons of self-raising flower

Three table spoons of brown sugar

Cinnamon 1-2 tea spoon

1-2 rolled oats

Add more butter, sugar or flower depending on consistency and taste

 

Method:

Cream butter, then mix flour and brown sugar through until completely mixed through. Add cinnamon and rolled oats and mix until it has a crumbly texture. Put in oven on a tray for 15 minutes or until brown. Whilst the crumble is in the oven, cut apple into small cubes and cut rhubarb into similar sized chunks. Place in pot and boil with half a lemon’s juice and a third of a cup of sugar. Cook until apple and rhubarb are soft. Put some of the fruit and crumble in a bowl, add ice cream and enjoy!

 

Happy cooking and gardening, The Green Team

 

Dromana College 2018 Fashion and Art Exhibition

Dromana College 2018 Annual Fashion and Arts Exhibition 

Dromana College is the only learning institution on the Mornington Peninsula to provide secondary students with the opportunity to display their fashion creativity via the Annual Peninsula Teenage Fashion and Art Exhibition.  October marked the eleventh anniversary of the event and through the tireless efforts of the Dromana College Parents and Friends Association the exhibition provided a platform not only to raise funds to enhance the learning experience of all students attending the college but also to nurture the irrepressible talent of young designers on the Peninsula.

Secondary students from all schools on the Peninsula were invited to enter their designs for judging by fashion industry representatives and local exponents who through their participation offer insight and encouragement for those students who seek to further their aspirations in the industry.

A feature of the Dromana College school calendar, the gala evening was generously supported by local businesses and was an entertaining evening of students modelling their creations presented in a professionally creative environment. An art exhibition of work by VCE Dromana Art students was held in conjunction with the fashion show, the catering was provided by Dromana College food technology students and wine was sourced from the amazing local vineyards for which the Peninsula is renown. 

The night was a huge success with Dromana College students doing exceptionally well in all categories. Their talent and creativity was a sight to behold and we at Dromana College are especially proud of their achievements. Dromana College student winners are as follows;

CASUAL/DAY SECTION

1ST PLACE -Grace Goodman

2ND PLACE- Eden McKeown

RE-FASHION/RECYCLE SECTION

1ST PLACE- Ethan Farrugia

3RD PLACE - Eden McKeown

SPECIAL OCCASION SECTION

1ST PLACE - Finley Stapleton-Hamilton

3RD PLACE - Maddison Rodgers

FANTASY SECTION

2ND PLACE - Zachary Millen-Sigley

3RD PLACE - Finley Stapleton-Hamilton

 

 

Parent Liaison Report

Information for Parents
 

JAPANESE  HOST FAMILIES REQUIRED FOR 2019

Dromana College will host  Japanese  students in March 2019 and with the new changes to the Working with Children Act we would appreciate it if you may be willing or even considering hosting that you apply or update your Working With Children card now.

The expressions of interest to host will be on the Parent Assistance form for 2019 in your booklist pack or call Theresa Stelling on 0419 502 081.

 

PARENTS & FRIENDS ASSOCIATION

The Parents and Friends Association meet the first Wednesday of each month at 7.00pm in the Administration Building. Parents, Guardians, Grandparents and students are welcome.

 

WORKING WITH CHILDREN CARD

Due to changes with the Working with Children Act on 1st August 2017, we would like to remind all parents willing to assist the College you need to apply for a Working with Children Card by going to the following site.

http://www.working withchildren.vic.gov.au/home/

If you already have a Working with Children card but are new to Dromana College, please go on this site and add Dromana College to your card. The card is free for volunteers and you will need to supply a passport photo.

 

BREAKFAST CLUB NEWS

The Dromana College Breakfast Club program has a wonderful group of Parents, Grandparents and Students working hard every Wednesday morning to provide breakfast for our students.

The Breakfast Club runs from 7.30am to 9.00am every Wednesday, serving hot Milo and toast with jam, vegemite or honey. If you are keen to help please contact me at the College, or if you would like to donate any of the following items please leave at the front office. The items we use are long life milk, margarine, jam, Vegemite, Milo, hot chocolate, napkins and disposable gloves. Make sure you leave your details so we can thank you or the company who made the donation. We have a letter at the College to ask for donations if you require one.

 

 

FREE BREAD BAKERS DELIGHT

Please support this business as loyally as they support us. They donate all the bread we use for Breakfast Club every week.

If you shop at Bakers Delight Dromana or Somerville please mention you are from Dromana College to link a 5% annual donation from all your purchases. This will be donated to the schools fundraising team at the end of the year.

 

 

Theresa Stelling

Parent Liaison Officer

0419 502 081

Stelling.theresa.p@edumail.vic.gov.au

 

 

Information for Parents

After school homework and study sessions.

Homework Help

Wednesdays and Thursdays: 3.20pm - 4.20pm

Help with homework is available in the library after school every Wednesday and Thursday.  All students are welcome. 

Assistance is available in our quiet and well-resourced library for homework-tasks, general study, assignments, test preparation, essays and improving organisation.  

 

Car Park

Please be very mindful when entering the College carpark that you do not use the bus lane. If you drop students off please use the middle car park, gravel car park or the prefered drop-off at Harrisons Road. The carpark is closed between 2.50 p.m. and 3.10 p.m. each day.

Family Holidays

If your student is going to be on holidays within the school term you will need to apply for approved absence at least two weeks prior to the leave. Please address your letter to Mr Alan Marr, College Principal.

Attendance 

Students who arrive late to school must sign in at Reception in the Administration Office.

Students who intend to leave school any time during the day must have a note from their parents which is given to their teacher and then  must be met at Reception, to be signed out, by the parent who is picking them up. 

Absences

Parents are reminded to phone the College Absentee Line if their child will be absent or late to school for any reason (holidays, appointments, sick).  Parents can phone the College Absentee Line directly on 5984 7177 available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and leave a message.  An SMS text message will be sent out to parents if the College is not notified of your child’s absence.

HANDY TIP: Please save this phone number to your mobile 5984 7177

2018 Term Dates

Term 1:  29 January - 29 March

Term 2:  16 April - 29 June

Term 3:  16 July - 21 September

Term 4:   8 October - 20 December

 

Remember you can view all Dromana College important dates and events on the College calendar at www.dsc.vic.edu.au

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2019 Term Dates

Term 1:  29 January - 5 April

Term 2:  23 April - 28 June

Term 3:  15 July - 20 September

Term 4:   7 October - 20 December

 

School Fees

FEE PAYMENT OPTIONS

As a College, we are very conscious of the cost of living pressures on families and endeavour to minimise fees and levies charged. It is however a fact that all government schools depend upon parent contributions to broaden and extend College programs. We are very proud of the breadth and depth of program offered across our College and enrich student learning by providing all students with a wide range of curricula and co-curricular programs. These programs enhance and extend student engagement and learning and are an important component of the comprehensive education for all students attending Dromana College.  It is these additional programs that set us apart from other schools.  Many of these programs are provided by external organisations and require additional resourcing. Some examples include subsidising guest speakers and presenters for pastoral lessons and subjects including English (authors and experts), extra-curricular programs such as HPV, debating, State School Spectacular, Wakikiri Dance, sports equipment and uniforms, school mini buses, science and technology equipment, improvements and maintenance to College facilities and grounds to name but some.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all families who have contributed to the provision of College programs, resources and facilities by the timely payment of school fees and levies. We understand that some families face financial pressure and that the timing of payment either at the end of or beginning of a school year can be difficult for some families. As such we would like to inform all families that ongoing periodic instalments can be paid fortnightly, monthly or quarterly to make contributions more manageable. Parents interested in discussing these payment options are encouraged to contact the office on 5987 2805.

 

Bus Information

Please note the College bus policy - NO BUS PASSES are issued for students going to friends, after school employment or sport. Please do not send your child to the office for a bus pass as a refusal may offend.

Uniform Shop

Trading Hours

Tuesday ;   8:30am - 12:00noon

Thursday ; 12:00noon - 3:30pm 

Telephone: (03) 5984 7143

dromana@noone.com.au

For assistance outside these hours, please contact Noone Imagewear Beaconsfield.

Telephone (03) 9769 9093

 

Scholarship Opportunites for State School families

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/classrooms/Pages/resourcesscholarships411.aspx

 Applications for scholarships for years 4 to 11 students are now open, click on the hyper link for more information.

More than 100 scholarships, ranging in value from $300 to $1,000, are available to stude​​nts in years 4 to 11. Previous recipients have used their scholarships to purchase textbooks, school uniforms, and computers.​

2019 School Photograph Information

Photgraph Dates and times are as follows;

Year 7 and Year 12 – 30th January 2019

Y8,9,10 and 11 – 7th Feb.

Community News

The Affordable way to meet School costs

As families plan for next year’s school costs, many will feel pressure to provide their child with a laptop or tablet. We all want our kids to have a 21st century education, but the cost of getting them back to school adds to existing financial pressures and can put a real strain on the budget – especially coming so soon after Christmas.

 

There is a safe and affordable way to meet ‘back to school’ costs. The No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) offers loans of up to $1,500 with no fees, no interest and no charges. Loans can be used for school expenses including books, uniforms, camps, laptops and tablets and repayment plans are set at an affordable amount, so they don’t put further pressure on your finances.

 

On the other hand, we encourage you to think twice before taking out a consumer lease to cover school expenses. Consumer leases, often called ‘rent to buy’ deals, can see you pay around three times the standard retail price for electronics and white goods. Consumer leases involve renting a product for a few years, before being given the opportunity to purchase the product outright. In dollar terms a ‘rent to buy’ deal will see you pay around $1,800 for a $650 laptop and you will be paying for it for around three years. In a stark contrast, with the No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) you only ever repay what you borrowed, so a $650 laptop will cost you just that - $650.

 

To learn more about NILS and find out if you are eligible, visit www.goodmoney.com.au, or call Good Money Geelong on 1300 770 550.

 

Well Being Program for Teens

 

Red Hill Op Shop

 

WANT TO HAVE FUN AND FEEL GOOD?

Red Hill Op Shop is looking for volunteers to join the group of wonderful men and women who support our organization.

The commitment is just one morning or afternoon once a month and you’ll meet some lovely people at the same time.

If you would prefer not to serve at the counter, there’s lots of other roles you could fill in such as: sorting, helping the area managers display their stock, admin, etc.

We’d love to hear from you, so please contact us to find out more!

Email: redhillopshop@gmail.com or

message us at www.facebook.com/redhillopshop.

Rosebud Heart Soccer

 

Moonlit Sanctuary

 Moonlit Sanctuary Keeper Club

Kids enjoy environmental activities, animal encounters and native animal care.

Day includes: interactions with dingo, python, off-limits animals, feeding animals & food prep, animal enrichment activities. Learn about our animals, their conservation and the environment. For ages 7-14 years.

 

Summer 2019school holiday dates:

  • Week 1: Mon 7th Tue 8th Wed 9th Thu 10th January
  • Week 2: Mon 14th Tue 15th Wed 16th Thu 17th January
  • Week 3: Mon 21st Tue 22nd Wed 23rdThu 24th January
  • 10am–4pm

Cost: $80.00 per day, or $220 for 3 days (pro rata for additional days).

Maximum 16 children per day.

Bookings essential as spaces are limited

Dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes, long pants and remember your hat or raincoat.  BYO lunch or purchase at the café.

 

Moonlit Sanctuary

550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale

Phone 5978 7935

Web: www.moonlitsanctuary.com.au

 Open daily between 10am and 5pm

 

 

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