- Principal's Welcome
- RE Matters!
- A Message from our Assistant Principal, Pastoral Care
- A Message from our Assistant Principal Curriculum, Learning and Innovation
- Admin Updates
- Aboriginal Contact Centre News
- College Musical
- Wellbeing News
- Sculpture For Clyde
- Inclusive Learning
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Meet the Cast
- Careers News
- Sports News
- 2023 Mayor’s Writing Competition
- Finance News
- Senior Study
- St Mary's Primary School Playgroup
- Community News
Dear Parents, Students and Friends
Our college focus this week has centred on Reconciliation Week and the importance for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements. A First Nations Voice to Parliament is of interest to students and adults alike at this present time as we come to understand the importance of a proposed constitutional change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
You may be interested in learning more from a Catholic perspective. NATSICC Chairperson John Lochowiak has a chat to Fr Frank Brennan (link below) about the 2023 Indigenous Voice to Parliament Referendum, all from a Catholic point of view.
Central Courtyard Area Design
Aboriginal students, Malaki Morton, Charlee Phillips, Samantha Ellis, Tanesha Dennis, Jamal Williams, Melody Stewart, Rhianna Brierley and Sarmaya Te-Kowhai have contributed in a very tangible way to our school community by voicing their opinions on how our central courtyard development should be designed. These students, along with Aboriginal Elder, Trish Ellis, Aboriginal Contact Teachers, Mrs Katuke and Mrs Davis, Mr Daryl Hanson and I have worked closely with Architect, Russell McFarland to produce plans for this redevelopment. We are now in the process of applying for a grant to fund this project.
Urban Challenge Year 10
The Year 10 Urban Challenge experience is heading into an exciting phase. We are only 9 weeks away from participating in this new initiative for Carroll College. Parents and students are reminded to keep a lookout for the information being emailed out.
For those in our community that are uncertain of what the Urban Challenge is here is a reminder of the wonderful opportunity we are adding into our calendar for Year 10 students. Please visit https://www.theurbanchallenge.com.au/ and go to Destination Sydney.
Tell Them From Me Survey
As part of our focus on school effectiveness, Carroll College is participating in an online survey for students and parents – Tell Them From Me® (TTFM®). Parents have received the survey URL in a previous email and the survey can be accessed on your computer or mobile device. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete, and I would very much appreciate your input. Thank you in advance for your feedback. Your input is valued and appreciated. The survey will close on Friday 9 June.
Following a panel selection process, Mr Nick Collins will be joining the Carroll teaching team permanently from Week 8, Tuesday 13 June. Mr Collins holds the formal qualifications of Bachelor of Secondary Education (Design and Technology), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Certificate II in Construction Pathways (NSW DET VET Training), and Certificate I in Metals and Engineering (NSW DET VET Training). Mr Collins has held teaching roles at Erindale College, Condobolin High School, Cobar High School, and more recently at Batemans Bay High. I extend a warm welcome to Mr Collins and know he will enjoy his new position in out TAS department.
In other news, Mrs Sandra Harris is taking four weeks leave from next Monday for the remainder of Term 2. Mrs Harris is travelling to Europe. I’m sure you join with me in wishing her a safe and enjoyable holiday. Mrs Kym Millikin will be stepping into Mrs Harris’ executive role as Administration Coordinator for Weeks 7-10. I congratulate Mrs Millikin on this appointment.
Bas About Town
Practice what you teach
Congratulations to Ms Lizette Richards and Mrs Miriam Shilling, Carroll College Visual Art teachers who will feature their works as part of the ‘Bas about town’ exhibition opening tomorrow at 5.00pm at the Mechanics Institute, Moruya. Come along and see the beautiful collection of works by our talented artists.
Year 9 and 10 2024 Subject Selection Parent and Student Information Evening
The Subject Selection Information Evening for Years 9 & 10 students 2024 will be held next Tuesday evening, 6 June at 6.00pm in the Carroll College Hall. Attendance at this evening is compulsory as it will be the best opportunity for you and your child to hear about the specific requirements for Stage Five (Years 9 and 10) and the Record of School Achievement (RoSA).
The night will consist of a presentation by members of the school Leadership Team on the process for selecting subjects and demands of Stage Five study, followed by time for you to meet with Key Learning Area Coordinators in their workspaces who will present an overview of faculty specific subjects/electives for consideration. Time will be provided for families to ask questions about particular areas of study and what these involve. This is important information to ensure your child is selecting subjects suitable to their interests and future aspirations. Getting this selection process correct goes a long way towards your child’s engagement at school and application to their studies.
We are purposely hosting this Parent/Student Information session as a stand-alone evening to provide a focused look at curriculum offerings in Stage 5. Often parents are not adequately equipped with the level of detail of subject requirements and expectations of learners moving into Stage 5. We hope this will provide the time and depth of information that will help our students make informed decisions about their electives moving forward. I look forward to welcoming families Tuesday evening.
Blessings to your family this week.
“The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action.”
St Mother Teresa
The Carroll College Religious Education Department is proud to offer peer ministry opportunities for students in Years 9 and 10. On Friday 9 June the Year 10 Youth Ministry class, taught by Ms Elle Boller, will be facilitating the Year 6 Confirmation Retreat. Students are currently preparing themselves to lead the day which gives them the opportunity to share their knowledge of the Sacrament of Confirmation with the primary school children. I am sure the students will do a wonderful job.
Peer Ministry is an effective form of evangelisation - the sharing of the Word of God and the love of Christ with others. Students in the two Youth Ministry classes are responsible for a range of activities in the College including the reflections at the Combined Schools’ Mass and the Giving Mass at the end of the year. Students also plan and present a prayer service for the whole College on Carroll Day. Other responsibilities include preparing and facilitating the three sacramental retreat programs: Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. These are whole-day events and students lead the day, running large group sessions, games and small group activities. It is impressive to see the Carroll students step up to this challenge and embrace this responsibility of leadership. The students from the primary schools really enjoy spending time with the older students and listening carefully to what they have to say.
This is an example of Religious Education stepping outside of the formal classroom setting. Students at Carroll, as in all Catholic schools, receive their Religious Education in two ways - learning about religion and learning to be religious. Students in Peer Ministry are learning what it means to be religious and to share the message of the Gospel with their peers. The community greatly benefits from their work as the message of Christ is communicated in such a way that it is well received by the student body.
We are proud to offer students the chance to explore their faith more fully and share their gifts and talents with the whole community in this important way.
St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal
The St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal has begun! So that Vinnies receives donations early into Winter, we are collecting donations on the Pyjama Day, Wednesday 7 June. Donations will be finalised and delivered to Vinnies on Tuesday 13 June. I ask that families please give what they can to help those in our community who will struggle over the Winter.
Please bring your donations in on Pyjama Day. Donations are to go to the Vinnies tub in the Hub on Wednesday 7 June and until Tuesday 13 June. Vinnies has requested the following items be donated:
- warm hats/beanies
- gift cards
- non -perishable food e.g. tinned food, pasta, rice etc.
Cash donations can be made via Qkr! and these are also very much appreciated.
A Message from our Assistant Principal, Pastoral Care
All students travelling on buses to and from school need to carry their bus pass with them and present it to the driver as they get on the bus. If your child has lost their pass, please contact the bus company your child uses and they will assist with the issuing of a new pass. If your child has changed schools or home address, then please contact Transport NSW so a new pass can be issued. The link below takes you to the Transport NSW site.
Update a school travel pass | transportnsw.info
Year 11 Leadership
Our Year 11 students are to be commended for their very settled start to senior school. In the coming weeks during their Academic Care lessons, we will begin a conversation about leadership and how they can apply to be considered for the formal leadership positions for 2024.
At Carroll College, we consider all our senior students, regardless of whether they are in a formal leadership position or not, as the leaders of the student body. To enhance our Year 11 students' understanding of leadership and the role they can play here at school, in the wider community, and into their futures we have arranged for the yLead Leaders for Life program to be delivered on Monday 5 June. During the day students will explore leadership, develop their confidence, enhance their tool kit and create connections outside of their existing network. The experience will offer a high-energy environment that is inclusive, positive and offers opportunities for many students to step up and be heard.
The yLead’s philosophy is that;
‘Leadership is more than a badge, it’s about the action that makes the world I touch a better place'.
Thank you to Ms Boller our Wellbeing Pastoral Coordinator for her organisation of this event.
Whilst our Year 7-11 students were organising their logins for the new Study Skills Handbook resource, Year 12 shared their time with a guest speaker organised by Ms Nicholson. Mr Stuart Scobie, a locally based Landscape Architect gave a wonderful presentation on his profession. Mr Scobie not only explored how dynamic this career path can be, he encouraged students to consider how they could assist with addressing social issues such as climate change, cultural awareness, and sustainability through landscape architecture. More information about this presentation and the courses on offer can be found in the Careers section.
Pastoral Care is supporting the Senior Leadership Team with their organisation of Pyjama Day on Wednesday 7 June. Students are encouraged to come dressed in their favourite PJ’s for a gold coin donation to St Vincent De Paul. Milkshakes will be sold at the canteen for $1.50. Students are also encouraged to bring in donations of gloves, scarves, beanies, blankets, jumpers and non-perishable tinned food. All items donated will be given to St Vincent De Paul for distribution to those in need throughout our community.
A great initiative to help out in the winter months.
Assistant Principal - Pastoral Care
A Message from our Assistant Principal Curriculum, Learning and Innovation
Year 9/10 2024 Subject Selection Information Evening
The Subject Selection Information Evening for Year Nine and Ten students 2024 will be held on Tuesday evening, 6 June at 6.00 pm in the Carroll College Hall. Attendance at this evening is compulsory as it will be the best opportunity for you and your child to hear about the specific requirements for Stage Five (Years Nine and Ten) and the Record of School Achievement (RoSA).
The night will consist of a presentation by members of the school Leadership Team on the process for selecting subjects and demands of Stage Five study, followed by time for you to meet with KLA staff to answer any questions you may have about particular subjects and what they involve.
Next year, Year 9/10 students (2024) will be required to study TWO elective subjects. As each of the elective courses will be studied over one or two years, students will be able to develop extensive knowledge and skills in their chosen areas of study, and while not essential, the electives they study will provide a solid foundation for similar courses in the senior school. Electives give students an opportunity to study a subject they really enjoy and want to pursue. This is also a good lead-up to choosing subjects for the Higher School Certificate at the end of Year 10.
This year, students will continue to select their subjects online. They will be emailed a link and an access code by Wednesday 7 June to enable them to complete this process. All subject choices need to be finalised on Web Preferences by Thursday Week 9 (22 June).
When considering subject choices:
- Students should select courses that they are interested in
- Select courses that they believe they could be good at
Although not essential, they may also wish to:
- Select courses that they can further pursue in Senior school.
It is important that they:
- Do not select courses only because their friends have chosen them.
- Do not choose courses because they think they know who will teach that course.
Important considerations when selecting Elective Courses:
- That all courses initially offered, may not run in 2024 if student numbers are not sufficient in a particular elective course.
Overall Subject Selection Process
The following thorough process allows information to be gained from a number of sources and ensures that many aspects are considered before students make their final selection.
- Reading appropriate material: The Stage Five Information Booklet will be provided on our new Subject Selection Website this week. Other information can be sourced through the NESA website. http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/home
- Asking questions: To those who know your child’s strengths and weaknesses including Teachers and Leaders of Key Learning Areas.
- Attending the information night on Tuesday, 6 June (6 pm).
- Making THREE elective choices in preferential order. Choices are due to be completed online by Week 9 Thursday (22 June)
- The Assistant Principal (Curriculum, Learning and Innovation) will follow up with students who may be required to reselect if students are not successful in getting their preferred choices. Students will be informed of their final choice by Week 3, Term 3.
Please find below an outline of the times and locations for the elective presentations taking place after the keynote presentations. You may want to plan your night ahead and select the subjects you are most interested in listening to.
SPOTLIGHT ON “HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE STUDENTS”
Effective students are those who have learned to study smarter rather than harder. Below is a list of the top habits that effective students do.
1. MAKE THE MOST OF CLASSTIME: You are going to be sitting in class anyway, so you may as well make the most of the experience! Time wasted in class is lost learning opportunities or time you need to make up at home. To make the most of class time, stay on task and be as involved as you can in the lesson.
2. ASK QUESTIONS OFTEN: Students who are effective will ask questions when they don’t understand something, they don’t wait until 3 weeks into the topic and then say ‘I don’t understand any of this!’. So if you aren’t sure about something, then ask your teacher.
3. COMPLETE ALL HOMEWORK: Your teachers are giving you the homework for a reason, even if you are unsure what the reason might be! It is all part of building your learning in the subject. Focus on putting 100% effort into completing all homework to the best of your ability.
4. DO INDEPENDENT LEARNING: Students who do well academically do more than just the set homework. Rather than cramming just before an exam, they learn as they go. This means the nights they don’t have much homework they step up and take responsibility for their learning and ask themselves, ‘What else could I be doing to help me understand and learn my subjects?’. Often this entails reviewing previous work that was difficult or preparing study notes in advance.
5. ARE FOCUSED WHEN WORKING: Students who are effective usually work in blocks of time at home, anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, but in that time they focus on the task at hand. This means they have removed all distractions and commit! When they are working on schoolwork, they are just working on schoolwork – no personal activities at the same time.
6. WORK SMART FOR ASSESSMENTS: Effective students spend time when they are given an assessment ensuring they understand the requirements and the marking criteria. They work to the guidelines of the assessment and approach the task systematically, making a plan and setting targets for when they want to complete each step.
7. NEVER CONFUSE ‘READING’ WITH ‘STUDYING’: Effective learners know how to study properly for a test. They know that just reading your notes over and over is not an effective way to learn. Instead, they read a section and then test themselves on it, seeing what they can say out loud or write down. They also do lots of revision questions or past exam papers so they can practice the skills of the subject and identify areas of weakness.
You can learn more about being more effective at www.studyskillshandbook.com.au by logging in with these details:
Our school’s username: Carrollcollege
Our school’s password: academiccare
YEAR 11 REPORTS
Semester 1 reports will be published today for both parents and students. Can I please encourage families to take the time to read over the report comments, outcomes, behaviours, and overall grade. Parent and teacher interviews will take place in Term 3 for further clarification and follow-up.
Assistant Principal - Curriculum, Learning and Innovation
Year 12 Trial HSC Examinations
Year 12 Trial HSC Examinations will take place from Thursday, August 3rd to Friday, August 18th. A copy of the trial examination timetable is below. I encourage students to revise coursework and complete past HSC papers and other study materials provided by their class teachers to adequately prepare for their examinations.
Wishing you all the best of luck with your preparations, Year 12!
I would like to inform the school community about some important updates regarding the NAPLAN results and how they will be communicated to parents and carers early next term. With the transition of all students taking the NAPLAN tests online, the reports will be simpler and clearer, ensuring a better understanding of our student's performance in each domain.
The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is responsible for preparing the reports, which will replace the numerical NAPLAN 10-bands with four levels of achievement. These new proficiency standards are: Exceeding, Strong, Developing, and Needs Additional Support. By using these descriptors, parents will have a clear understanding of their child's literacy and numeracy skills at the time of NAPLAN testing. Please note that ACARA is presently in the process of completing the descriptions for the new proficiency standards, which have not yet been made available to schools.
It's important to highlight that the results will still include a baseline benchmark to identify students who may require additional support. This ensures that we continue to provide the necessary assistance to our students who need it most.
These changes mark a reset for NAPLAN results. With the resetting of the measurement scale, a new results time series will begin from 2023. This means that this year's NAPLAN results will not be directly compared with results from 2008 to 2022.
NAPLAN plays a crucial role in providing our school and parents with valuable information. It enables meaningful conversations between teachers and parents about the development of our children's foundational skills. We believe that these changes will continue to enhance our understanding and support for our students, allowing us to nurture their growth and success.
Tell Them From Me Parent and Student Survey
In our last newsletter, I discussed the Tell Them From Me Parent and Student Survey. Last week, I sent an email to all students containing their individual usernames and passwords, allowing them to participate in the survey. Parents, on the other hand, received a survey link via email. These surveys hold significant value in our school evaluation and planning procedures. Your feedback is highly valued and greatly appreciated. Rest assured that the survey is completely anonymous, and it should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. We sincerely thank you for your time and interest in contributing to this process.
NSW School Vaccination Program
The Year 7 vaccinations are scheduled for 16 August 2023.
NSW Health has changed the consent form process. Parents/carers will need to consent to their child's vaccination online through the Service NSW site - 'online consent portal'. The portal in Service NSW is now open for Carroll College. If you cannot access the portal, students can collect a paper consent from the front office.
If you have questions regarding the school immunisation program, please contact the Public Health Unit.
This week’s reminders …
- Year 11 students will take place in the yLead experience on Monday 5 June.
- On Tuesday 6 June, we will hold our Stage 5 Information Evening consisting of a keynote presentation and KLA presentations.
- The Year 11 Hospitality excursion will take place on Wednesday 7 June and Thursday 8 June.
- During Week 7, Year 10 students will take part in their Senior Course talks. Curriculum Leaders will talk to our students about the senior course and curriculum areas that we will offer in 2024.
- We look forward to having Year 6 students from St Mary’s and St Bernard’s primary schools at the College on Friday 9 June for their Sacramental Retreat Day.
- Monday 12 June is a public holiday.
- Good luck to our sporting teams competing during Week 8: AFL on Tuesday 13 June, Rugby 7s on Wednesday 14 June, and Football on Friday 16 June.
- Year 11 Chemistry and Physics excursion will be held on Thursday 15 June to Friday 16 June.
- We have a College assembly on Friday 16 June.
Aboriginal Contact Centre News
Reconciliation Week 2023
This week the Carroll College Community stopped to reflect on the injustices committed against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in our country’s history. National Sorry Day is held each year on 26 May and marks the start of Reconciliation Week. It is a day where we pause to reflect on these injustices and look forward to a brighter future in a reconciled Australia. To mark this event, our Indigenous Students and Student Leadership Team attended the Batemans Bay Sorry Day Bridge Walk. We joined other community members and added our voices to the chorus advocating for reconciliation within our nation.
Following the walk, Malaki Moreton, Tanesha Dennis and Samantha Ellis were recognised as future Indigenous Leaders within our community. They spoke eloquently to those gathered about how they hope to become a voice for future generations by honouring the history of the past and moving forward toward a reconciled Australia.
On Thursday the Carroll College Community came together to mark Reconciliation Week. Each of our homeroom classes reflected on this year’s theme: “Be a Voice For Generations” and created a pledge voicing their hopes for a reconciled Australia. These pledges will be displayed in the Hub demonstrating our commitment to this cause.
Reflecting on our role as College Captains this term, we are overwhelmed by the whirlwind of experiences, challenges, and triumphs that have unfolded. It has been a journey of growth and learning, filled with moments that will forever shape our leadership and character.
From organising school events such as Mental Health Awareness Week and The DOOF, and representing our student body to foster unity and encourage positive change, every day has been a new opportunity to make a difference. We thank our SLT Team for the consistent hard work and leadership they have demonstrated. We have witnessed the power of collaboration and the strength that lies within our diverse community.
There have been moments of celebration where our collective achievements have filled us with pride. But there have also been obstacles to overcome, reminding us of the importance of resilience and determination. We are overly proud of the range of achievements students have made this term. From things such as academics, extracurriculars, sporting events and representatives and so much more.
It goes without saying how consistently proud we are of our Year 12 cohort. They have worked particularly hard over this term in our build-up to our trial examinations (beginning of Term 3) as well as the HSC in October. We encourage every student to continue with their personal growth and achievements for the final period of this term.
As we reflect on this term thus far, we are always grateful for the trust and responsibility bestowed upon us to lead the college. As our time as College Captains comes to an end in the near horizon, we hope that for the remainder of our service in the coming few weeks of this term and Term 3, we can continue to lead the school with pride and show everyone the leadership within us!
William Nguyen & Tanesha Dennis
Student Artworks will be on display at Sculpture For Clyde
May 27 – June 4, Batemans Bay Foreshore
Sculpture For Clyde is very excited to announce that Carroll College students are the winners of this year’s Student Sculpture Prize, with their entry of “Identity Totem Poles”. Congratulations to the students and their fabulous Art Teachers who made the entry possible.
Sculptures created by students from Carroll College will be a major feature at the Sculpture For Clyde exhibition showing along the Batemans Bay Foreshore from May 27- June 4.
The Carroll artworks are outstanding and are not to be missed among the other entries from four Eurobodalla High Schools. For the first time, student work will be exhibited alongside the work of major Australian artists inside the marquee holding the Indoor Sculptures.
Please come along to support the students and enjoy this impressive exhibition. There is $80,000 in prize money to be won, making Sculpture For Clyde the second-highest prize in Australia. Each year the winning outdoor sculpture is acquired to extend the Batemans Bay Sculpture Walk.
The Committee wishes to thank Carroll College’s Art Teachers for their efforts in preparing the Artworks ready for the exhibition and for providing this opportunity for their students.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Meet the Cast
Meet the Cast
What has been your favourite part about playing Veruca Salt, Mr Salt, Mike Teavee and Mrs Teavee and being involved in the school musical so far?
My favourite part about playing Veruca Salt is that I can be bossy but also a little princess at the same time. I like that I have an important role in the musical and that I have a very difficult dance that I have to learn. I enjoy rehearsing with the rest of the cast and that I have made lots of new friendships.
My favourite part about playing Mr. Salt is definitely the accent, it's really unique and fun to do, he also has a lot of funny lines which I really enjoy saying.
I think my favourite part about being in the musical is getting to meet other people in the play and just seeing the role your character has in the play.
I play Mrs Teavee which I really enjoy because I have never played a character like her before. She is really funny and a little bit complicated.
What can you tell us about Veruca Salt, Mr Salt, Mike Teavee and Mrs Teavee?
Veruca Salt is the daughter of a billionaire and she is very bossy towards her dad. She always gets what she wants. She is a ballerina and she thinks that she is the best of the best because of how spoiled she is by her father.
One thing about Mr. Salt is that he thinks that he commands respect, he stands high, tries to seem more intimidating, and speaks loudly but in reality, nobody actually respects him.
Mike Teavee is a very cranky American kid who is addicted to screens.
Mrs Teavee is an American Geography teacher who loves her country and her son, Mike. She is however, also very stressed and over the top, mostly due to raising a son like Mike.
Landscape Architecture Workshop
Stuart Scobie, locally-based Landscape Architect and member of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, presented an engaging workshop to Year 12 students on Tuesday 30 May about studying and career pathways in Landscape Architecture. As a profession LA creates places to support healthy communities and a sustainable planet. LA is an interdisciplinary field that draws on a range of HSC subject areas and offers exciting opportunities for future career pathways with graduates working in regional, national and international contexts.
See the link below for further information:
ACU Canberra Campus School Holidays Guided Visits
Australian Catholic University (ACU) Canberra Campus is offering new discipline-specific guided visits in 2023. These visits are more than campus tours – students will have the opportunity to sit down with academic staff and current students from their discipline of interest to learn more about these fields and get their questions answered. Students considering nursing and paramedicine will also get hands-on experience in ACU labs.
Capacity is limited so students should register early. These tours will run on the following dates:
Nursing and paramedicine guided visit – Tuesday 4 July, 10am – 1pm
Teaching guided visit – Thursday 12 July, 12 – 2pm
Social work guided visit – Wednesday 12 July, 11am – 1pm
See the link below for more information:
Australian Catholic University Guarantee applications open 24 July
The ACU early entry program, ACU Guarantee, offers eligible Year 12 students a place at ACU based on their Year 11 results. Applications for ACU Guarantee will open on 24 July and close on 18 September. Students can receive up to 10 adjustment factors to help boost their selection rank by submitting optional personal statements as part of their ACU Guarantee applications. Learn more about ACU Guarantee using the link below:
Macquarie University Webinar Series for Year 12 Students starting in May
The Year 12 series provides students with everything they need to know about studying at Macquarie University – from exploring courses, entry programs, and how to apply, to reducing Year 12 study stress and leaving home.
7 June - Early Entry Info Session
14 June - Study Without Stress
19 July - Relocating to Macquarie
All sessions are from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. All registrants are provided with a link to the recording of the session after the webinar.
Visit the link below to find out more:
ADF Gap Year
Choosing to spend a year in the Australian Defence Force after you finish school as part of the ADF Gap year program is a popular post-HSC option. The ADF Gap program offers the chance to experience life in the Navy, Army or Air Force, where you'll get paid for meaningful work while travelling around Australia, gaining skills for life, and making lifelong friends.
See the link below for more information:
University of Sydney - International Science School, July 2023
If you're interested in studying in the STEM area, see the link below for information about a brilliant opportunity to attend an International Science School at the University of Sydney during the July school holidays.
For more information about the opportunities listed above or for assistance completing applications etc, please pop into the Careers office at school, check the Year 12 Academic Care Google Classroom or contact:
Ms Nicholson email@example.com or
Mrs Dalgleish firstname.lastname@example.org
Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn CECG Cross Country
Congratulations to all the students who represented the College at the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn CECG Cross Country in Canberra on Friday, 19 May.
The following students have made it on to compete at the NSWCCC Cross Country:
|Jemma Delaney - 12 year girls - 4th|
|Michaela Fitzpatrick - 14 year girls - 2nd|
|Roary Colburn - 14 year boys- 5th|
|Kodi Perkins -15 year boys - 2nd|
|Charlotte Welsh - 15 year girls - 6th|
|Hugh Wignell - 16 year boys - 3rd|
|Sarah Tuckwell - 17 year girls - 2nd|
|Emma Penberthy - 17 year girls - 3rd|
CCC Tennis Championship
On Monday 29 May, Henry Allen, Max Colbourne, Paige Leplaw, Georgia Lovegrove, Pypar McCarthy, Josh Nguyen, Erin Rayment and Oscar Woolridge represented the college competing in the CCC Tennis Teams Event in Bathurst. Great tennis was played with both teams managing to finish 6th overall.
Kezie Apps League Tag Gala Day
Last week the College was well represented by 70+ girls that attended the Kezie Apps League Tag Gala Day in Batemans Bay. With 7 teams across the 7-12 year groups, the students displayed great team spirit and league tag skills with some fantastic tries scored.
Country Cup Ben Hornby Shield
On Wednesday our Open Boys Rugby League team participated in the Country Cup Ben Hornby Shield finals playing against Kiama and Mulwaree High Schools.
2023 Mayor’s Writing Competition
Entries for the annual Mayor's Writing Competition are now open!
Once again, it is that time of year for budding young writers of the Eurobodalla to pull out their pen and paper, keyboard, or tablet and enter the 2023 Mayor’s Writing Competition.
Held for the past 14 years, the competition has celebrated and encouraged the literary talents of our community's young people aged between 5 and 18. The categories are Kindergarten, Years 1-2, Years 3-4, Years 5-6, Years 7-8, Years 9-10, and Years 11-12.
- Finalists will win great prizes such as Family passes or an individual child pass to Mogo Zoo or book gift vouchers from Moruya Books and have their work published in the annual Mayor’s Writing Competition Anthology
- The overall winner will be presented with The Syd Hayes Creative Writing Award and will receive a beautiful, handcrafted pen by local artist, Richard Turvey.
- The winner of the Syd Hayes Creative Writing Award will also be presented with the MWC Perpetual Shield, to be displayed at their school for a year!
The theme for 2023, as selected by Mayor, Mathew Hatcher, is “CHANGE”. All written submissions must incorporate the theme ‘change’.
Broulee Public School Year 5 student Zara McCarthy, who won her category in 2022 with her story Street Magic, said the competition offered opportunities for creativity and recognition.
"What I like about the Mayor's Writing Competition is that you get to let your imagination run wild. I love dreaming up characters and places and seeing my stories come to life,” she said.
"I was really proud to have Street Magic in the Mayor's Writing Competition anthology - it's amazing to see my story and many other wonderful stories as part of a book available in the library!"
The competition is open to children and youth who live or go to school in the Eurobodalla. Entries can be any style of creative writing. Finalists will be chosen by an expert panel of judges.
Entries close at 5pm on Friday 25 August. For more information, or to enter, visit the Mayor's Writing Competition webpage or call in to one of the Shire’s libraries.
We look forward to receiving your entries!
The Mayor’s Writing Competition is proudly sponsored by
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