DOG THERAPY AT COLLINGWOOD COLLEGE
Our school was lucky enough to have be involved in the 2018 Canine Comprehension Animal Assisted Therapy Program. This program, which runs for 8 weeks, works with a tutor and a specifically trained therapy dog had great success in reducing students anxiety, helping them understand their learning, getting them to communicate more effectively and enjoying coming to school. Our students have had a great time learning to train a dog, understand body language and even meditate around a dog! For more information www.caninecomprehension.com.au.
Adolescent Health Nurse
TEACHERS THANK YOU MORNING TEA
A group of very kind Collingwood parents served a special morning tea for staff on Tuesday as a thank you for their work with all the students at Collingwood College in 2018. The teachers certainly appreciated the wonderful spread.
STEINER TEACHERS CHRISTMAS PLAY
The College of Teachers performed St Brigid of Iona to an appreciative audience of students, families and staff in the Theatre this morning. This was their annual Christmas gift to the Collingwood College community. The play was followed by a shared breakfast in the Canteen.
Instrumental Music Enrolments for 2019 - Limited Spaces Available - Enrol ASAP
Enrolments are now open for our 2019 instrumental music program.
Instrumental music lessons are offered to all students from Grade 3 onwards. The study of a stringed instrument is compulsory for students participating in the Steiner Program from Grade 3 – 6. Instrumental music lessons are also offered to students in the main program and secondary Steiner students as an optional extra-curricular activity. The attached instrumental music enrolment form and a 50% deposit are required as soon as possible to secure your position in the 2019 program. Please complete enrolment online via compass or contact the office
Secondary School Ensemble Program 2019 - Expression of Interest ASAP
In 2019 we are excited to be extending our instrumental music program to include Secondary School Ensembles. Please see the attached form for further information and to express your interest in enrolling into the ensemble groups. Expression of interest forms must be returned to the office ASAP
Parent Payment Charges 2019
2019 parent payment charges have been sent home with students and emailed home via Compass this week. Payment can be made online via Compass, BPay or in person at the office with cash or eftpos.
Payment plans can be completed by selecting the 'complete via payment plan' option in Compass with instalments due on the following dates:
25% Friday 7th December 2018
25% Friday 18th January 2019
25% Friday 1st February 2019
25% Friday 15th March 2019
Please contact the office on 9417-6681 if you require any further information.
CHINA TRIP 2019 - EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Dear Year 8 students and parents/guardians,
Great news for our upcoming Year 9 students. Collingwood College has initiated the 2019 Victorian Young Leaders to China Program preparation process!
We are very proud to say that this is the fifth time we have been selected to participate in this program. As you may all know we have successfully run an immersion and exchange program in China for the past decade, long before this program was offered by the government. This year, seventeen Year 9 students participated in the VYLC Program which was another resounding success. The group travelled across 9 separate cities which included language and cultural exchanges with our 6 sister-schools across various locations in China.
This program provides a great opportunity for our students to enhance their Chinese language ability and cultural understanding, which is a life-long rewarding experience for them.
Any student who is interested in the program and would like to apply should go to Will to get an application form.
INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE - UPDATED 19 NOVEMBER
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]
COLLINGWOOD COLLEGE HOMEWORK CLUB
Homework Club runs in the school library for secondary students from Monday - Thursday (3:00-5:00pm).
Primary students are welcome to attend homework club with approval from their parents, the Principal, or the Homework Club Supervisor.
If English is an additional language for you and you would like some extra support, book in for a one-on-one hour with a volunteer tutor.
You can choose between three options:
- 1. Reading and Understanding
- 2. Writing and Spelling
- 3. Proof Reading and Planning
To book a session, click on the following link and enter your details:
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT NEWS
Intensive English Language Program (IELP)
Our new on-campus Language Centre will open Term 1, 2019 (rooms 308 & 309) and will deliver an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) to support Collingwood’s international secondary students with their language development and emotional wellbeing. Students will undertake a rigorous 20 week language program to acquire the skills and language proficiency needed for entering mainstream classes. They will be actively assisted with their transition to studying in another country with a different school system with the aim of building confidence and school connectedness. The class will consist of no more than 15 students each semester.
The facility and resources will also be available to other English as an Additional Language (EAL) students; additional assistance and separate classroom instruction will be offered. The Language Centre will benefit all students at Collingwood College by providing opportunities for intercultural relationships and enriched global understanding. This is very exciting news for our school community and we are looking forward to the centre opening. More information will be provided about the Language Centre in upcoming newsletters.
Seven of our new Year 7 international students visited the Language Centre this week, while attending Orientation Day, and were very excited to discover that they will be ‘foundation’ students for the centre. We welcome: Yuhao Luo, Ngoc Hai Nguyen, Zhile Huang, Meng Satya Ly and Thi Hoang Yen Co.
Lori Michael, Lucy Wang & Angie Pantelidis
International Students’ Team.
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.
HOMESTAY FAMILIES REQUIRED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Are you interested in
Hosting an International Student?
Collingwood College is looking for caring families or individuals who can offer accommodation to international students.
You may be eligible to become a host if you:
- Can provide a caring, supportive, safe environment to a young person.
- Can provide a clean, comfortable home and private bedroom.
- Are fluent in English or native speakers of English.
- Provide healthy food.
In return you will be rewarded with
- Full Board Accommodation Payment.
- Cultural enrichment.
- A friend for your children.
- A lifetime relationship.
If you are interested and would like more information contact
Lucy Wang or Angie Pantelidis
Phone: 03 9412 7729 / 03 9417 6681
TERM 4 SCHOOL CANTEEN NEWS
CARD PAYMENTS NOW OPEN AT CANTEEN
Exciting News from Your Friendly Canteen…..
We now have card payment facilities
FINAL CANTEEN DAY FOR 2018 - Wednesday, 19 December
The canteen will be OPEN on the last day for students on Wednesday, 19 December.
Lisa, Jacky, Rebecca & Miriam