Carwatha News

28 October 2016
Issue Sixteen
Principal's Report
P-12 News
Secondary News
Primary News
Careers News
Upcoming Events
Useful forms
Parents & Friends News
Community News
Carwatha College
03 9795 5848
43-81 Browns Road
Noble Park North, Victoria, 3174

Principal's Report

From the Principal

Last Thursday evening we held our Year 12 Valedictory Dinner, where we formally acknowledged the end of 13 years of schooling for these students.  It was a wonderful night of shared celebration with students, parents and teachers.  We also held a special P-12 assembly last Wednesday, which included our traditional send-off from our Preps., with a special song and presentation for the Year 12 students.


Year 12 students began their exams on Wednesday and they will continue for the next couple of weeks.  Year 10 and 11 exams begin on Thursday 17th November.  This is a very important time for all of these students who should be using their time wisely in preparation for their exams to ensure that they can achieve their best.


This is a very busy time for staff in terms of planning for next year.  To assist us with our planning, we would appreciate parents letting us know as soon as possible if their children will not be attending Carwatha next year.  Also, if you wish to enrol new students, including Preps., this needs to be done as soon as possible.


In the next few weeks information will be sent home regarding booklists, essential items and voluntary levies for 2017.  Information will also be provided about second hand book sales.  This year second hand books will be able to be sold or bought online through an external provider.  Details will be provided in the next newsletter.  Please ensure that you read all of the information that comes home and start planning early to ensure that your son or daughter begins next year fully equipped and ready to learn. 



Bronwyn Hamilton

P-12 News

College Yearbook 'Takari'

Orders for our college Yearbook 'Takari' will be finalised on

 Friday, 4th November.

Takari is the 2016 record of life at Carwatha College P-12


It has beautiful pictures of students at the many extracurricular activities and events that Carwatha offers and lots of class memories for 2016.


It includes:

  • All class photos Prep to 12 
  • Swimming Carnival
  • Athletics Carnival 
  • Multicultural Day
  • Presentation Ball
  • Valedictory Dinner
  • Variety Night
  • State School Spectacular

Particular curriculum areas are also highlighted:

  • Primary Art
  • Primary PE
  • Primary Drama
  • Primary Science Fair
  • SRC
  • VCAL
  • Careers

Takari is a wonderful memory for your child's year at Carwatha College P-12 2016.

If you did not pay for a Takari magazine as part of your costs at the start of the year, the price is $20, payable to the main office by Friday 4th November.


Prep 2017

If your child turns 5 years old before 30th April, 2017, he/she is eligible to be enrolled for Prep.


Tours of the college are available by calling Mrs Sheila Horn, Assistant Principal, Primary Section, for an appointment.


Documents required on enrolment are Birth Certificate, completed Immunisation Certificate and Passport, if born overseas.


We look forward to welcoming you and any further information can be obtained by calling 9795 5848.

Secondary News

Valedictory Dinner

Year 12 students formally celebrated the end of their schooling at their Valedictory Dinner on Thursday, October 20. The event was held at The Grand in Wantirna. As you will see in the photos, the Year 12’s looked wonderful and the occasion provided wonderful memories for all who attended.


On Monday 17th October, Nathaniel Maea of Year 12, accompanied by Mr Chris Pieta, competed in the 18-20yrs discus. It has always been his dream to reach the state final and in his last year at Carwatha he finally did it.


Nathaniel finished fourth on the day and was only one metre short of winning the Bronze medal. Congratulations, Nathaniel! Carwatha P-12 is very proud of your achievement.


Primary News

Primary Art

Grade 6F have been learning about the work of Alberto Giacometti.

Alberto was a Swiss sculptor. He created bronze animal and human figures stretched vertically.

The students learnt about gesture drawing and created gesture sketches of each other. They chose one of those drawings to create a sculpture out of wire, masking tape and metallic paint. The students were encouraged to be creative with their work.


Mad On Music

The exam date for Mad On Music exams at Carwatha College P-12 has been changed and will now be held on:




This change has been recorded on your child’s signature chart.

Please note all students in Grades 2-6 will receive an exam slip which states the level they will be sitting and exam time. In regard to preparation for the exam, all students should by now have received an exam syllabus which outlines all requirements. Good luck!

From the Mad On Music Team

Careers News

Careers News

Year 10 Guest speakers

Congratulations to the Year 10 students who participated in the guest presentation last week by the “Fashionista Sisters”.  Leane and Lissa came to speak with the Year 10’s about the value of first impressions - which is something students need to be well aware of when preparing for their upcoming work experience.  After this session student successfully completed their [email protected] modules. 


Reminder if you have not returned your work experience paperwork, you must do so as a matter of URGENCY!


Go For IT

This week we have Jacinta, Madeleine, Katrina and Shania from Year 10 participating in the Tata Consultancy work experience program. This has been a great opportunity for the girls to develop their networking skills and establish a good understanding of the different roles available to them in Information Technology and an understanding of the opportunities for women in this industry. The girls need to be congratulated for their willingness to seize this experience.


Opportunity Knocks – Year 9’s

Planning for this year’s Opportunity Knocks Careers event for the Year 9 students is all coming together.  This year our industry partners include Monier Roofing, The Valley Private  Hospital, Chisholm Institute, Dandenong Magistrates Court, Aryzta Bakery, Yakult, Hilton Engineering, Monash University and we have a Chef coming into the school to do cooking workshops!


Students will be receiving their permission forms with their tour information on Friday. All students need to have paid their Year 9 levy in order to participate. Students need to have parent/ guardian permission returned (or given on compass online) no later than Monday 7th November.


Jodie McCarthy

Careers & Pathways Manager


Upcoming Events


Tuesday 1st                Melbourne Cup Day holiday

Wednesday 2nd        Year 7 Deakin University excursion

Friday 4th                    Primary assembly

Tuesday 8th                Prep transition

Wednesday 9th         Primary coffee morning

Thursday 10th           Year 9 Opportunity Knocks program

Friday 11th                  Year 9 Opportunity Knocks program

Useful forms

2016 Fee Sheets


2016 Book List


Centrepay form


Ipad Program


Canteen Price List


Anaphylaxis Management Plan


Asthma Management Plan


Primary Mobile Phone Agreement


Parents & Friends News

Fundraising Comittee

If you would like to volunteer to come onto the Fundraising Committee please just contact Michelle Coxhill or Wendy Parkinson.  We meet just before school council 8 times a year (you don’t have to come to all!)  and we run events during the year that, if available, you could volunteer to help at.

Pie Drive

Reminder: Pies to be picked up from the Conference Room on the 26th October.


Breakfast Program


Community News



Cat Show


Carwatha News
year 7 fee sheet.docx
year 8 fee sheet.docx
year 9 fee sheet.docx
year 10 & 11 fee sheet.docx
year 12 fee sheet.docx
prep-6 fee sheet.docx
P-12 Parent Payments 2016.docx
Carwatha Year 7 final 2016 Booklist .pdf
Carwatha Year 8 final 2016 Booklist .pdf
Carwatha V-3 SENIOR final 2016 Booklist .pdf
Prep Booklist 2016 FINAL (2).pdf
Year 1 Booklist 2016 FINAL.pdf
Year 2 Booklist 2016 FINAL.pdf
Year 3 Booklist 2016 FINAL.pdf
Year 4 Booklist 2016 FINAL.pdf
Year 5 Booklist 2016 FINAL.pdf
Year 6 Booklist 2016 FINAL.pdf
how to order books 2016 Carwatha .pdf
Centrepay Deductions Form.pdf
year 7, 8 & 9 iPad program - new enrolments.docx
CANTEEN MENU TERM 4 2016.docx.2.docx
CANTEEN MENU TERM 4 2016.docx.2.docx
105 Mobile Phone Agreement - Primary.doc