Carwatha News

24 March 2017
Issue Four
College General Information
Principal's Report
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P-12 News
Secondary News
Primary News
Careers News
Parents & Friends News
Upcoming Events
Useful forms
Carwatha College
03 9795 5848
43-81 Browns Road
Noble Park North, Victoria, 3174
AU

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:      Wendy Parkinson

Accounts:                        Rosanne Bivens

Front Office:                   Pauline Horbaczow

                                            Ruth Arnold

                                            Glenice Despard

                                            Megha Malhotra

First Aid:                          Donna Azzopardi

 

 

Open Day 2017

Carwatha College P-12 Open Day 2017 will be:

 

Tuesday 9th May.

 

Primary tour and information sessions:

9.30am

3.30pm

Secondary tour and information sessions:

2.00pm

6.00pm 

all welcome to attend.

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, 16th July Friday, 21th September (10 weeks)

Term 4

Monday, 8th  October  to Friday, 21st  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

 

Primary Leading Teacher    Mrs Beauchamp-Wylie

Assistant Principal (Prep - 6)   Mrs Horn

 

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

 

Bell Times

 

Attendance 

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

 www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au

 

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.

Qkr

Our prefered method of payment is Qkr.

See our 'Qkr How To' information sheet on newsletter page titled Useful Forms.

Principal's Report

From the Principal.

It’s hard to believe that first term has nearly come to an end. I would like to thank all the staff, students and parents who have made me feel most welcome.

 

I have spent a lot of time getting to know the school and consider myself most fortunate to be the Principal of such an outstanding College.

 

The election process for School Council has now been completed. The following parent representatives have been duly elected for 2 years: Monique Hamilton, Garrie Rushby and Julie Hallett for a one year term. Anastasia Tzilantonis and Fiona Chippett have been elected as staff representatives for the next 2 years. I would like to thank staff member Kyla Crawford for her work on school council.

 

It has been an extremely busy term one.

There have been a number of successful events since our last newsletter.  These include:

  • Athletics sports, involving students in years 5 to 12
  • School photos
  • Careers Counselling for all Year 12 students
  • A mentor program for all students studying a unit 3 and 4 subject has been introduced
  • A reading program introduced at Waverly Gardens Early Learning Centre
  • Guest presenter Cosentino spoke to our students from years 10 to 12
  • Parent teacher night will be Tuesday the 28th of March

In addition to these activities there have been many excursions and sporting events.  A very busy term indeed!

Thank you to all staff who have organised these events for our students.

 

Teachers have spent the first part of the year ensuring that they know their students well.  This is an important part of our Personalising Learning framework, which continues to be the major focus of our professional learning activities.  Primary teachers are particularly focussing on literacy learning and the focus for secondary teachers will be our consistent instructional model, GREATER and the development of a visible curriculum with CAT’s (Common Assessment Tasks) in all subjects.

 

Our first pupil free day for the year was on Friday March 10th.  Staff worked on the new Victorian Curriculum ensuring that curriculum for all domains met the standards and that Common Assessment Tasks for all subject were created. Staff including ES staff also worked on their PDP (Performance and Development) plans.

 

Our Open day has been set for May 9th and we will be running tours for both Primary and Secondary school parents as well as information sessions for both areas. If you know of any parents in the area who have students starting either in Prep or Year 7 for 2018 please let them know the date and encourage them to attend.

 

Sheila Horn is currently in China as part of a 10 day international student recruitment tour, part of our agreed plan to increase our international student enrolment numbers. 

 

Term 1 finishes on Friday March 31st. Students will be dismissed at 2.30 pm on this day.

Term 2 will commence on Tuesday April 18th. I hope all students have a great break and return to school ready to do their best.

 

Pat Mulcahy

Principal

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Cosentino visits Carwatha College.

Year 10, 11 & 12 students were treated to a motivational presentation Thursday morning from International Magician of the year Cosentino.  Cosentino shared his career journey to date including all the bumps and curve balls along the way. His story resinated with many of our students. He focussed on four key elements to always work at to reach your goals; 

Creativity -  Sacrifice - Motivation and Self-Awareness.

He reminded students of all the hard work that is required to reach your goals, and shared the knockbacks he has had. He focussed on how important it is to learn from the knockbacks and failures and continue to focus on the 4 elements of success.

 

Student comments

 -Cosentino was amazing he was very inspirational. 

-He was great- intriguing and entertaining.

-Cosentino’s  message of always keep trying never give up on your goal was important to me.

-Cosentino tried so hard to achieve his goal and he believed in himself. He was really good to listen to and his tricks were cool.

-I liked to hear about how the things he did wrong in his life and that with hard work and determination he just kept trying because we all make mistakes, we need to learn from them. 

-It was good to know that once he found what it was he was good at- it helped him with his learning, because he liked magic it encouraged him to learn to read.

 

Jodie McCarthy

Careers and Pathways Coordinator

 

P-12 News

Athletics Carnival 2017.

On Friday the 17th of March, Carwatha College held their 2017 House Athletics Carnival which saw astounding levels of enthusiasm, participation and encouragement from everyone on and off of the track. Those who were participating in track and field events performed extremely well whilst embracing their competitiveness and support for their house mates in between their events.

 

The weather was a highlight of the day offering sun which encouraged participation and motivated competitors. House spirit was upheld throughout the day through the use of hairspray, zinc and house colours being worn by teachers and students.

 

Major highlights included the Year 12 boys 400m event which showed the high levels of encouragement and support from the boys who ran along side Jimmy throughout the race, seeing him cross first over the finish line.

 

The primary events saw the competitive nature of the future senior competitors shine, especially through the primary relays with close finishes on the fourth and final leg. Overall the house athletics was a hit with perfect weather, a lot of fun and plenty of participation and support all around. Students excitedly await the results to be announced in the coming week.

 

Chelsie Collard

Sports  Captain

 

Greater Dandenong Division Swimming.

On Tuesday 14th March seven students competed in the Greater Dandenong Division swimming carnival.   These students were Sabrina Chew, Nutteda Davidson, Andrea Kokkinos, Tevin Laws, Jayden Kao, Alison Hughes and Paige Hughes.

Carwatha finished second overall which was a fantastic effort and Nutteda and Alison were the champions in their age groups.

From this six of the students will compete in the Southern Metropolitan Region swimming carnival which will be held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, Albert Park on Wednesday 29th March.  Well done to these students and good luck on Wednesday.

 

Ruth Arnold

Sport Coordinator

Parent Teacher Conference.

Have you booked your Parent Teacher Conference?

Interviews are on Tuesday, 28th March and bookings can be made via compass parent portal.

If you need help booking your interview please contact the main office.

 

Science Facts.

 

Secondary News

From The Assistant Principal.

Next Tuesday the 28th March is parent teacher night and I encourage all parents to make booking online via compass.  This parent teacher event is in my opinion the most important as we get a very early and clear indication of how students are progressing and there is still time to act so as to improve on areas of weaknesses and mazimise strengths.  Parents will be able to access Progress Reports on line via compass and then come and meet with teachers to hear more detail about assessment and work habit skills.  

 

The progress reports give parents and students are very clear snapshot of how students are going in the following areas: academic progress, attitude to work,  behaviour, completing work on time, attendance, use of class time and meeting the requirements of the course.  I encourage all parents and students to make appointments and to meet with staff so as to ensure that they can move into Term Two with the correct strategies and information to ensure that success is the outcome.

 

A couple of reminders for all parents.

  • Please ensure that the college uniform is worn at all times - it is documented on our web page and in the student planner should you need any calrification.
  • Students of Year 10, 11, 12 - or V3 all require Edrolo and payments are now overdue.  Our trial period will soon end and families that have not paid will no longer be able to access it.  Please make you Edrolo payments as soon as possible as it is a very important part of our V3 - Senior Years program.
  • The college will be moving more to communicating on line and we ask that all parents ensure that their email details on compass are up to date and vaild.  Please ensure that you check list mobile phone numbers.

 

With the end of term fast approaching - it is with great pride that I thank staff and students for their tremendous work and effort this term.  It has been a big term for all students and their families but in particular well done to the new Year 7 students, the Year 12's and our Year 10's - or V1 group that have moved from Year 9 into VCE.  What an excellent effort all round.

All the very best for the term break.

 

Rosanna Spina

Assistant Principal Secondary 

 

 

Year 7 News.

What a busy couple of weeks for Year 7 students!!!!

Year 7 students participated in their very first Athletics at Carwatha College.  It was great to see so many of our year 7 students participating in the varied events to obtain points for their houses. The number of students who received ribbons for their achievements is commendable.  Congratulations to all the students who put in their best efforts but also to all the year 7 students as a whole who encouraged and cheered one another on the day.

On Wednesday the 8th of March, students of year 7 participated in a Bush Walk from Churchill National Park to Lysterfield Lake, followed by lunch and activities at Lysterfield Lake.  The Bushwalking excursion proved to be a challenge for our Year 7 students. Walking through the park, students saw a number of animals, including kangaroos and they admired the habitat around them.

The following Wednesday, Year 7 students were off to the Enchanted Maze, for a day of adventures!  Students immersed themselves in a wonderland of hedge Mazes, canopy walks and artistic garden design.  Tube sliding was one of the most popular activities of the day. Students used brightly coloured tubes to slide down the slope.  It was great to listen to the laughter and watch the delighted faces as tubers got a thrill of a lifetime on the giant slides.  The 3D Spooky maze was a spine tingling experience.  Wearing 3D glasses students made their way through a series of forbidden chambers inhabited by 3D painted images, moving tunnels, eerie noises and menacing sculptural creations.  The day also saw the students bond together as a group and to make new friendships.

Mrs Georgia Rentzis

Year 7 Coordinator

 

 7C Science.

On Tuesday March 31, 7C Science students put the skills that got them their Bunsen burner licence earlier this year to the test. They heated up water in a test tube to observe what would happen to it. Things such as team work, lab safety, reading a thermometer and recording and graphing data were important skill in this lesson. Now that 7C students know how to boil water safely, they should be cooking lots of pasta at home for dinner!

Mrs Crawford – 7C Science teacher

Year 8 News.

WHAT A TERM.

The time seems to have just sped by. It seems like only yesterday that students were welcomed back to the start of a new year. Now the term is almost over. Students have settled in well and are continuing on from their very good efforts from 2016. For many this will be an important year as they strive to consolidate effective organisational and study habits.

It has been pleasing to note the number of students willing to participate in all aspects of college life. Participation in both swimming and athletics was excellent, especially pleasing was the number of students wearing their house colours.

 

Leadership positions within the year level have been enthusiastically received.

Congratulations to the following:

SRC

Paul Alexiadis

Rahael Delisavvas

 

Form Captains

Ashton Brunning

Grace Garcia

Reannin Carlos-Smart

Dylan Woods

Lia Alapati

Ethan Spicer

Josh Sahetapy-Beare

 

Starting from week one in Term Two, a homework club for Junior School will be established on Monday afternoons each week. This will be held in J Block and will be available for any student wishing to participate. It will run from 3.15 until 4.00.

 

Barrie Skadins

Year 8 & 9 Coordinator

Year 8 French Excursion.

On Tuesday the year 8's traveled to the city to go to ACMI, ( Australian Centre of Moving Images ). We learned about the history of French comics and cartoonists. Comics started in 1922, and they became very popular in the Second World War. We watched a movie called Astèrix aux Jeux Olympious. It was interesting and funny. Everyone at least laughed once. After the movie we went to lunch. We wandered around for a while, looking for a park. Unfortunately the weather didn't work out. It started pouring but we still enjoyed ourselves. All up of was a great day that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Thanks to Ms. Friend for organizing it and Mr. Fahey for coming with all the student teachers.

 

Grace Garcia 8A

Year 10 News.

Term 1 has proven to be a busy and productive time for all. Our year ten students have been exposed to many new challenges that come with VCE and VET. To this point, I would like to congratulate all our students on a wonderful start to the year and praise the way they have applied themselves to their studies.

We have enjoyed a few co-curricular activities - The Deakin University Study Skills Workshop, school swimming sports and the school athletics carnival.

Early March, five of our Year 10 girls participated in a week-long work experience with the ‘Go For IT’ program with Tata Consultancy group in St Kilda. Most recently, our Year 10’s participated in a Managing Individual Pathways program starting with a guest speaker followed by several managing individual pathways activities and ending with a launch of our college's work experience program. On the 29th March all year ten students will travel by train to Melbourne Central to participate in the ‘Urban Quest’ team building excursion to Melbourne.

 

Joe Haddad

Year 10 Coordinator

Year 11 News.

This year our year level has settled back into school really well. We believe we have matured into young adolescents who have gone up a step from last year and are now in progression of their second year of the V3 program. Most of the students are taking on two year 12 subjects which is a huge step up from last year. We are back and even better than we were last year. We have had many students recognised in receiving awards for their 100% attendance at school. Attendance has a huge impact on our education because we learn effectively and efficiently by attending school every day. This translates to achieving best possible results academically.

 

We have a large number of students also taking on different roles in the SRC committee. This shows the contribution our year level is making towards the school community and the leadership skills they are wanting to gain in representing our year level and school in the Student Representative Council. A number of students in our year level volunteered to help out at the Year 7 Meet and Greet. We assisted with the barbeque and organising things for that night contributing to its success.

 

In a few weeks’ time two students from our year level, Shania Von and Tina Nguyen, will be representing our school at the Model United Nations Assembly, also known as the MUNA, which is a Rotary Club initiative. This is an event that takes place every year at the Victorian Parliament House. The purpose of MUNA is to encourage young people to learn about other nations and to understand and appreciate the workings of the United Nations while they develop debating skills and gain self confidence in public speaking. It is such an honour and privilege to have students in our year level participate in a program to represent our school.

 

Noryelle Timoteo  11C

 

On 17th of March, we had our yearly Athletics Carnival. Many people came dressed up in their house colours and competed in events. The weather was also great and sunny throughout the day. I competed in the 100m, long jump, triple jump and relay with Katrina, Raeleen and Sabrina. A lot of people from our year competed in a variety of events which was really good to see.

 

Overall many people participated and it was an awesome day. Because of Carwatha’s V3 program, I have the opportunity to complete 2 unit 3/4 subjects this year. I am doing Chemistry 3/4 and Literature 3/4. Although I was a bit intimidated at the start of the year, doing 3/4 subjects was not as difficult and stressing as I thought it to be and I am quite confident I won’t do as bad as I thought I would. I feel a lot of other year 11 students feel the same as I do with their year 12 subjects and are also doing quite well.

 

Shania Von 11C

 

Year 12 News.

It's been a fairly exciting term for the Year 12's this year, full of events and programs both traditional and brand new. The year began with the new Year 7 and Year 12 buddy program. The Year 12's wrote personalised letters to their buddies, providing the gateway to the development of a meaningful relationship. Students from both year levels were happy with the success of the event and left buzzing with positive remarks and attitudes.

 

Later in the term, came the final ever swimming and athletics carnivals for Year 12 students. Many participated in a variety of ways: running, jumping, throwing and swimming events, dressing up in a variety of creative costumes, or simply showing spirit by supporting their house. Both days proved to facilitate the formation of memories that will be looked back on fondly in the following years.

 

The newest program of the year thus far has been the Year 12 mentoring program. In monthly sessions, students and their allocated teachers take a few minutes to review the student's progress in a holistic way and discuss things including: subject progress, assessment tasks, attendance, goals and wellbeing. 

 

Most recently,  Carwatha V3 students had the pleasure of having famous Australian magician Cosentino present a motivational speech to them. He spoke to the Year 10s, 11s and 12s about his achievements, struggles and his overall journey to become a world renowned Australian magician. He shared with us that in school he struggled to read, write and learn. He admitted that he was a very introverted and shy individual until he discovered a magic book in the library, which marked the start of his obsession. He continued to go on about the rejections he faced and the fact that it took 15 years of hard work to get where he is today, illustrating these experiences with the occasional magic trick.

 

Ultimately, the Year 12s have had a great start to the year in Term 1 and look forward to continuing to work hard leading up to the exams at the end of the year. 

 

Sophie Diamantis  12A                               Kirsten Hallett 12A

Arts Captain                                                    College Captain

 

VCAL Kokoda Trail.

On Monday 20th March VCAL set off for the 1000 Steps Kokoda Trail at the base of the mountains in Ferntree Gully.

We left at recess to head to the mountain. On our arrival the ground was moist from earlier rain. We took a group shot and headed up the mountain. Many students made it all the way to the top whilst some had to turn back to base before reaching the peak.

Students were required to take pictures of Kokoda memorials along the way to use in class discussion back at school.

Students returned to base hot, sweaty, sticky and exhausted but proud of themselves for making it. They endured the humidity of the day and enjoyed the experience. We headed off to get a very late lunch prior to heading back to school. A well deserved snack.

 

“A great task, glad to see Australian involvement in History,” Stratos Grivanos.

“Great to see memorials for the soldiers,” Matthew Douglas.

“A good experience,” Soe-min Pan.

 

Mrs Ross

 

Interschool Volleyball.

On Wednesday 15th of March, interschool volleyball took place for the intermediate boys and girls teams. Both teams trained for many lunches leading up to the tournaments. With our coach, Mr. Murphy, and the teams high spirit, everyone played to the best of their ability. This resulted is the girls winning one of their games and everyone making Carwatha proud.

Alison Hughes

Primary News

Greater Dandenong Division Swimming.

On Friday the 10th of March, Georgia Vishniakov represented Carwatha College P12 at the Greater Dandenong Division Swimming competition.

Georgia competed in both Backstroke and breaststroke, placing first and second respectively. Georgia will be competing in the Regional Swimming competition on Wednesday March 29th.

STEM News.

During STEM 4/5N, 5B, 5/6L and 6E have been designing and making a device that can pick up an object that is more than 20cm away. It has been an exciting challenge with students discovering that building a moving device is not as simple as it first appeared.

 

"We made tongs that can lift up a Lego piece. We had to make it stronger because it was too flexible the first try. We discovered that straws didn't work." - Nancy, Melissa and Shreenita

 

"We have made crane that has so much weight inside it, so it can hold heavy objects. I have learnt that sometimes building can be hard and easy". - Nick

 

"We have made a magnetic collector. Anything that is magnetic it can collect it. If it was actually made into a life size device, it could be used for collecting heavy metal objects like cars or rubbish." - Nurija, Hari, Ana and Manea.

 

Grade 5 & 6 - Creating Tribes.

 

Primary Art News.

Grade 3L Claude Monet Painting

Students learnt about the French impressionist painter Claude Monet. We looked closely at the short brushstrokes and the way he captured light in his artwork. After being inspired by Monet’s Impression, Sunrise (1872), students painted a rising sun reflecting on the water, containing two boats.

 

Casual Dress Day.

A Casual dress day to raise money for States School Relief was held Thursday, 23rd March.

Students were dressed in a 'sports' theme.

 

 

Congratulations To Our School Banking Savers!.

Congratulations to our School Banking students who have earned 10 silver Dollarmites tokens. They are now eligible to redeem these tokens for an exclusive School Banking reward item!

Eligible students can redeem for a reward by bringing their completed rewards card to school, along with their 10 tokens, on School  Banking Days.

Keep up the great work.

 

Careers News

Careers News.

Over the years at Carwatha College P-12 students have been fortunate enough to hear about the career pathways and life goals of  some pretty impressive guests speakers one of our most high profile was certainly Thursdays guest  Cosentino – he was brilliant the students in V1, V2 and V3 really enjoyed his energy and message.

 

Following Cosentino’s presentation, V1 students started some Managed Individual Pathway (MIPs) career research activities and many started a career quiz. As time had run over from the Guest speaker we will work further with students in the coming weeks to complete this activity.

 

Deakin Step on Campus Event- Holiday event

Join Deakin University during Term 1 school holidays and experience a 45-minute tour of your chosen campus, where you'll find out more about university life, study areas and be able to gain a feel for the campus from your tour guide, a current Deakin student!  Students interested in studying at Deakin University might like to consider attending!  Details for the Melbourne campus are:

 

Dates:                Mon 3 April OR Thur 6 April OR Mon 10 April OR Thur 13 April
Times:              10.00am OR 12.00pm OR 3.00pm

Venue:              Building HF, Level 2 221 Burwood Highway in Burwood 

To register for the Melbourne campus event, or for Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, or Warrnambool, visit Deakin Step on Campus  

 

 

Year 10 Discovery Day at Monash University

Bring your curiosity, optimism and passion, and discover a course that’s right for you. 

Year 10 students are invited to attend the Discovery Day these upcoming school holidays where students can enjoy an interactive day of discovery, including:

  • sessions on choosing the right course and university for you
  • everything you need to know about prerequisite subjects and why you need them
  • a chance to explore the Monash Clayton campus
  • advice on how to manage Years 11 and 12
  • an opportunity to chat with Monash staff and current students about studying at Monash

 

Date:                  Wednesday 5 April 2017
Time:                 10.00am – 2.00pm
Venue:              Robert Blackwood Hall, 49 Scenic Boulevard, Monash Clayton campus

Places are limited, so register soon at Year 10 Discovery Day

 

Career Watch… spotlight on Nursing

The website www.NurseInfo.com.au defines a nurse is a “highly skilled health care professional who combines the art of caring with scientific knowledge and skills developed through their education and career.  A nurse is involved in the education of patients around health and disease processes, health promotion activities, clinical procedures and management of nursing processes.  Nursing enables one to work in a diverse range of settings including hospitals, community settings, general practices, prisons, homes and residential settings.”
 

There are two ‘divisions’ in nursing:

Registered Nurses (known as Division 1 nurses in Victoria)

Enrolled Nurses (known as Division 2 nurses in Victoria)
 

The two levels of nursing differ in relation to the responsibilities they hold.

  1. Registered Nurse
    To become a Registered (Division 1) Nurse you need to complete a Bachelor of Nursing and these degrees are available at most Australian universities.
     
  2. Enrolled Nurse
    To become an Enrolled (Division 2) Nurse you need to complete a Diploma in Nursing or a Certificate IV in Nursing at a TAFE institution. This may vary between Australian state/territories.

The attached a document outlines some of the Degree courses available in Victoria to apply to become a Registered (Div 1) Nurse. Currently TAFE requirements are changing for what students need to do prior to applying for a Diploma or Cert 4 course to be an Enrolled (Div 2) nurse. I will send through an update once this information is updated for the 2018 entry.

 

Student reflection Tata Consultancy Work Experience-  by Krisha Soria (Year 10) 

“I was privileged to participate in the Go For I.T program with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). We were provided with many opportunities to learn and make the most of everything that came our way. We were also required to take initiative in all that was asked of us and had many encounters with successful and inspiring people. Throughout the week we systematically went though an agenda, which focused on assisting us build up our confidence and I.T skills; such as an interview skill workshop, mock interviews, arranging business meetings and coding, but what really stood out for me was the conference call based in Melbourne and Sydney for International Woman’s Day. We got to see an insight of a professional work environment and hear the diverse opinions of both men and women in the field and their views on woman in the industry. Did you know that woman have to work TWO times harder than men to get the same recognition? Women also tend to hold themselves back, even when they obtain more qualities and qualifications. This infuriates me, being informed on this stimulates me to work hard and to put myself forward. “Leaders are leaders.” “You don’t need a title to lead but a desire.” Regardless of who you are, you are able to make a difference in this world, just remember, “Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, but don’t make the same mistake twice.” I am immensely grateful for this experience and all that I will take away from it.

 

Jodie McCarthy

Careers & Pathways Manager

Parents & Friends News

Easter Raffle...

 

The Easter Raffle is on - tickets went home this week.

 

  • Tickets 50cents each
  • Drawn Thursday 30th March

Tickets also availble from front office.

good luck!

Mothers Day Stall...

The Mothers Day Stall will be held next term for students to be able to buy beautiful gifts for mum.

Start saving and watch for further information next term as to dates and price ranges....

Upcoming Events

March

Fri        24th          Year 7 to 9 Lunchtime Activities

Tues    28th          Year 7 Interschool Sports

Tues    28th          Parent Teacher Conferences & Sausage Sizzle

Wed     29th         Southern Metro Swimming Carnival

Thurs  30th          Easter Raffle Drawn

Fri        31st           Year 7 to 9 Lunchtime Activities

Fri        31st           Term 1 Ends - 2.30pm dismissal

April

Tues    18th           Term 2 Begins 

Useful forms

Book List and Parent Payment Forms

 

Qkr: How To Form

 

International Student Homestay Program

 

Centrepay form

 

Canteen Price List

 

Uniform Price Lists

 

Anaphylaxis Management Plan

 

Asthma Management Plan

 

Primary Mobile Phone Agreement

 

College Photos 2017

 

Edrolo Information

 

Nursing and.pdf