Carwatha News

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

Principal's Report

From The Principal...

On the evening of Thursday August 18th we held our Course Expo evening and Information Night for students who will be in Years 10 and 11 in 2017, and who will be participating in our highly successful V3 program.  Students at Carwatha study the VCE over 3 years, choosing either a VCE or Vocational pathway.  We have already seen extremely positive results from the first and second years of V3 and we are looking forward to this continuing.


Students in Years 9, 10 and 11 will now begin the process of selecting courses and subjects for next year.  Our personalised program is supported through individual meetings with each student and their parents to discuss subject choices for next year.  Parents are reminded that if they are unable to attend their allocated appointment time, they can contact the office to request a new time.   Working in partnership helps ensure that students make informed decisions about their choices for the future.


This week, we are celebrating Education Support (ES) staff week.   It is an opportunity for us to acknowledge and thank our many ES staff who work so hard to support students and staff.    ES staff undertake the following roles in the school: Office staff,   Student Wellbeing staff, Maintenance, First Aid, Library Assistant, Science Technician, Managed Individual Pathways (MIPS) support, Home Economics, Multi-cultural aide, Integration Aides, Literacy Aides, Secondary Teacher Assistants and computer technicians.  They play a vital role in our school and we value their work very much.


We have been celebrating Science week this week.  On Thursday, we held our Science Fair in Primary.  Students displayed the science projects they have been working on and explained the processes involved to visiting students, teachers and parents.


Our Annual Presentation Ball will be held on Friday August 26th.   Students have been practising hard for the last 7 weeks to perfect the dances they are learning.  It should be a very special evening.  I look forward to seeing many parents and families on the night.


On Tuesday September 6th, we will be holding our annual multi-cultural day, organised by the secondary SRC students.   We will be having a special multi-cultural assembly to celebrate the diversity of our school community.   Parents are most welcome to attend this assembly, which will commence at 9.00 a.m.     


A busy time at Carwatha, with so many opportunities for our students.  We are very proud of what we have to offer.


Parent / teacher interviews will take place on Thursday September 8th from 4.00 to 8.00 p.m.  Students in Years 3 to 12 are expected to attend interviews with their parents.  Letters will be sent home to parents about the interviews and will include instructions about how to book appointment times online through Compass.  The booking portal will be open from 29th August.  Instructions on how to book interviews are also included below:


Log on to Compass through school portal

Go to Parent/Teacher Interviews, which is located under

“Action for ( your child’s name)

Click on P/T interviews

Click on Childs name

Click on time

Click on arrow

Select teacher

Then select update

On the right hand side you can print all bookings


Please note, school will commence at 10.00 a.m. on Friday September 9th, after parent – teacher night.   Students should arrive at school by 9.45 a.m., ready to commence class at 10.00 a.m.


Bronwyn Hamilton

P-12 News

Snow Trip 2016

Friday the 5th of August was an early wake up call for all VCE students heading to Mt. Buller for the annual snow trip. Two busloads of Year 10, 11 and 12 students all left the school at 3am to depart for a long day of adventure and new experiences. The day took off with a long and tiring bus ride that had its own surprises along the way; however, when we finally reached our destination, a beautiful mountain top view greeted us.

For all the students, it was obvious that hours of snowboarding or skiing would leave us tired and sore. Nevertheless, the gorgeous view and amazing time spent was all worth not being able to get up the next morning. All in all, the day was a big success despite minor setbacks. It was an unforgettable experience that is absolutely recommended to all the students thinking of attending in the upcoming years. Here is what some of the students had to say about the trip:


"Snowboarding was unquestionably painful, however it was a day full of memories, fun and unmissable opportunities; definitely one to remember!" – Mirna H

“It was my first time at the snow as well as snowboarding, definitely an experience to remember; but without a doubt the highlight for me was watching my friends fall and fail” – Shane K

A big thank-you to all the teachers who took a day out of their busy schedules to accompany us on the snow trip; especially to Mr. Lucci for all the hard work dedicated to organising this trip - we really appreciate it :)

SRC Report

The SRC has been diligently organising the annual ‘Multicultural Day’, encouraging students to showcase their cultures in a presentation or performance on the 6th of September. We are pleased with our efforts as we have been able to encourage students from across the school to participate. Various students within the SRC are participating themselves, dancing, reading poems or making videos to show to the rest of the school. We are certain that this year’s ‘Multicultural Day’ will be another great day for our school community.


The SRC also held a successful casual dress day earlier this week on Tuesday the 16th of August, with the theme: ‘Your Choice, Your Theme’ and a sausage sizzle was held at lunchtime. The profit raised is yet to be confirmed, but all money made will go towards school facilities.


The sausage sizzle was held at a different location than last time; in front of the big gym rather than at A-Block. We also had a student DJ play music throughout lunchtime, providing entertainment for those waiting in the very long line. The weather was also very kind to us. The music, the location, as well as the sunny day, attracted a lot more students into the yard. A number of students and staff commented on the nice community feel they experienced. Many more students purchased things at the sausage sizzle than at previous casual dress days and as such we will try to conduct future sausage sizzles in this manner.


We would like to thank Damien Colev, Year 11, for being a fantastic DJ on the day, and also MrPaine for assisting us with equipment and supervision.


SRC 2016


Student Details


Primary News

Primary Art

Grade 6F have been working hard on a one point perspective piece. Perspective is an art technique for creating an illusion of three-dimensions (depth and space) on a two-dimensional (flat) surface. The students used rulers and fine liners to draw diagonal, horizontal and vertical lines to create the illusion. I was very impressed with the work they created. Well done, 6F!


Christine McAleer

Primary Art Teacher

Mad On Music


Careers News

Careers News


Students in Year 9 right through to Year 12 are encouraged to investigate OPEN DAYS- to ensure by the time they come to making decisions in Year 12 that they feel well informed and confident with their decisions. As previously advertised, this weekend the following providers have their OPEN DAYS:

  • Chisholm TAFE   Saturday 20th August 11am- 3pm
  • Monash University   Parkville campus (Pharmacy focus) 10am- 3pm
  • University of Melbourne  Sunday 21st August 9am-4pm

Year 12 VTAC/SEAS/Scholarship Day

Congratulations to all of the Year 12 students who started their VTAC applications last week by registering and adding preferences. A reminder to all students that now is the time to be working on your SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme) and scholarship applications. It is also important to be collating all of the relevant documentation that you need to submit as part of this application process. Please come and see me for any assistance required.  Remember loads of information can be found at


Year 9 students…”Jobs for my future”

On Tuesday, Year 9 students had a presentation highlighting the predicted high demand industry areas over the next 10 years. As stated in earlier newsletters, the industries expecting considerable employment are - Health and Aged care, Agriculture, Education and Training, Travel and Tourism and Construction. In high demand right across these sectors will be the need for highly trained IT experts that can problem solve and create solutions for our high tech, data-filled world. Just how much our world of work is going to change is highlighted in the attached clip.


Interested in a career as a Paramedic?

Working as an ambulance paramedic means that no two days are ever the same. What a paramedic does can be as varied as restarting a patient’s heart down to helping solve social welfare issues.  Ambulance paramedics are called when people feel they have no other options and are suffering what feels like an emergency to them. An interesting fact to remember when applying to become a paramedic is that the majority of the workload is not lights and sirens driving to save a patient's life. This job is more about helping people in their time of need as opposed to being a hero.  Visit Ambulance Victoria - Types of Paramedics to find out more! 

Science in the City (Lab Tour)

Students and parents are invited to visit RMIT’s state-of-the-art learning laboratories to learn more about the programs on offer, and the research and training facilities available.  Students will also find out more about the wide range of single and double degree science programs available at the city campus including: biology, biotechnology, chemistry, environmental science, food science, nanotechnology and physics.

Date:                   Monday 19 September 2016
Time:                   11.00am – 2.00pm
Venue:                Building 3, Level 1, Applied Sciences Reception, RMIT City campus

This is a free event but registrations are important.  Register at Science in the City (Lab Tour)


BREAKING NEWS…  Congratulations to Jun Min Lim of Year 12 for being  one of only 5 students in Victoria offered a funded position from RMIT to participate in a workshop with renowned Japanese cosplayer, Takahiro ‘Goldy’ Sakai. We know you will have a great time, Jun Min!

Jodie McCarthy- Careers and Pathways Manager

Parents & Friends News

Fathers' Day Stall

Change of date for the Fathers' Day Stall.


The Fathers' Day stall will now be held Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd September.


Gift prices range from $1.00 to $10.00


Primary students will be taken class by class.

Secondary students can attend during recess and lunch.


Fathers' Day Breakfast

Thursday 25th August 

Multi-Purpose Centre

Breakfast served from 7.00am-8.15am


$10.00 each


A variety of hot and cold foods will be provided

Eggs, sausages, pancakes, muffins, quiches, cereals, toast, etc.


Payments can be made on QKR or cash and card to the office by Tuesday 23rd August 2016.

Fathers' Day Raffle

2016 Fathers' Day Raffle

Tickets 50 cents each

Return by Thursday 31/8/2016

Drawn on Friday 1/9/2016


For more tickets, please contact the office


 Prizes: Hampers, vouchers and lots of assorted gifts

Breakfast Program


Upcoming Events


Thursday 25th          Fathers' Day Breakfast 

Friday 26th                Presentation Ball



Thursday 1st            Fathers' Day Stall

                                      Community Leadership Celebration Evening

Firday 2nd                Fathers' Day Stall

Tuesday 6th             Multicultural Assembly

Thursday 8th           Parent Teacher Conferences

Saturday 10th         Victorian State Schools Spectacular (Hisense Arena)

Friday 16th               Last day of term 3

Useful forms

2016 Fee Sheets


2016 Book List


CSEF form


Centrepay form


Ipad Program


Canteen Price List


Anaphylaxis Management Plan


Asthma Management Plan


Primary Mobile Phone Agreement


Community News


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
CSEF Application Form 2016.docx
Centrepay Deductions Form.pdf
year 7, 8 & 9 iPad program - new enrolments.docx
canteen price list.pdf
105 Mobile Phone Agreement - Primary.doc