- Principal's Letter
- Assistant Principal Pastoral Care Report
- Assistant Principal Curriculum News
- Important Dates for Term 2
- RE Matters!
- 2021 Combined Catholic Schools Mass
- Sympathy and Prayers
- Geography News
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- VET and Career News
- Hospitality News
- TAS News
- Musical News
- Finance News
- Canteen News
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- Senior Study
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Dear Parents, Students and Friends
Today we come to the end of a very fulfilling term. We have welcomed new staff and families to the College, introduced Year 7 to life at High School, and returned to a full calendar of events. Our improvement agenda has been focused on student achievement and enhancing quality instruction. We are working towards our identified goals, with the emphasis on data informed practices and effective feedback.
Next term, we move into the High Impact Teaching Practice (HITP) professional learning offered through Catalyst. For families new to the College, Catalyst is our Archdiocese’s learning agenda which focuses on four areas. All schools across the Archdiocese have selected two areas that align with their Annual Improvement Plan. We are focused on the first two listed below.
- High Impact Teaching Practice
- Instructional Leadership
- K-2 Literacy
- Curriculum – Mathematics K-6
HITP aims to support teachers in Catholic Education to improve practice in their classroom through practical professional learning based on Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction https://www.teachertoolkit.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Principles-of-Insruction-Rosenshine.pdf
All teachers will be involved in HITP Theory and Practice professional learning. HITP In Action involves practical professional learning that supports participants to embed high impact teaching practice in their classroom through coaching. The following teachers have opted to be involved in this initiative to be our ‘champions’ in this space.
|Stephen Knight||Debbie Enfield||Erica Drewsen|
|Anna McManus||Kerryn Hopkins||Belinda Barling|
|Sonia Pope||Anna Smart||Lauren Herbert|
|Jacqui Heffernan||Emma Mullins||Sean Mulally|
Combined Catholic Schools’ Mass
Holy Week commenced last Sunday with Palm Sunday. Yesterday, our K-12 Catholic pathway schools came together to celebrate a beautiful mass in preparation for Easter. This Mass was celebrated by Fr Martins and Seminarian Mark. It was a truly moving experience made so special through the presence of students from Kindergarten to Year 12, parents, and staff.
Today is Holy Thursday (The Lord’s Supper) and marks the end of Lent when the Church begins the celebration of the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. This Mass begins a three-day liturgy – known as the Easter Triduum spanning Friday, Saturday, and ending with evening prayer on Easter Sunday. This three-day period allows time to truly experience and appreciate this tremendous mystery. Easter liturgy times are published in Parish Bulletins.
New Student Toilets
Plans are underway for a total refurbishment of our student toilet block. We are so pleased to be moving ahead with these improvements and are closely working with architect, Russell McFarland and Catholic Education.
Mrs Debbie Enfield is taking leave for the first two weeks of next term. Mr Greg McAteer will be relieving in the position of HSIE Coordinator in Mrs Enfield’s absence. Mrs Danielle Ciuffetelli will step into the Acting position of Pastoral Coordinator for MacKillop during this period, and Miss Lauren Herbert will move into the position of Pastoral Assistant (Acting).
Mrs Cassie Johnston begins maternity leave today. I know you join with me in wishing her and husband, Hugh all the very best as they await the arrival of their first child. We look forward to hearing of their special news in the weeks ahead. Mrs Laura Wales will be teaching Mrs Johnston’s classes for the remainder of the year. It’s a pleasure to be welcoming Mrs Wales back to the teaching team.
We farewell Mrs Louise Spry today who has been part of the Maths faculty while Mr Rob Wales has been on leave. On behalf of the College, I sincerely thank Mrs Spry for her commitment to the students. She has made a very positive impact this term. Mr Wales returns next term.
Mrs Lyne Peters is taking 8 weeks leave next term. I congratulate Mrs Belinda Whiteman who has been successful in gaining the position of Canteen Manager (Acting) - Wednesday – Friday from Weeks 1-8. Belinda has extensive experience as a qualified chef, restaurant owner and events manager. We welcome Belinda to this role.
Mrs Erin Smith will be continuing in her teaching role in PHPHE and HSIE until the end of the year.
Mrs Cheryle King will return to 5 days p/week as Classroom Support Teacher next term.
Mrs Izabela Rudol is reducing her teaching load to 4 days p/week. Mr Todd Dubois will be teaching Izabela’s classes on Day 4 and Day 10 of the Timetable.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Walsh family. Sadly, Christopher has lost his battle with cancer. May our condolences bring comfort, and may our prayers ease the pain of their loss.
I wish all families a safe, restful and holy Easter. School resumes for Term 2 for all students on Tuesday 20 April.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the College.
As the first term of 2021 comes to a close, we have been reflecting on what a busy time it has been. Our students have settled very well into the routines of school life and have participated in a wide range of activities and experiences. Last week we celebrated Xavier Day. The day began with an assembly and the sharing of the story of the life of St Francis Xavier and his inspirational personal characteristics and gifts. Students left the Hall to join in the Great Xavier Race which was won by Xavier 4 who enjoyed the hot chip lunch prize. The whole school participated in an Easter egg hunt which saw Bree McFadyn and Abbey Coulbourn win the Great Alfoil Ball competition and the 1kg Easter egg as the prize. Throughout the day the opportunity to raise money for Project Compassion continued not only by wearing mufti but also through a huge raffle and guessing competition. The raffle was won by Maximus Theodore with second prize going to Mrs Katuke and third prize to Mrs Dell. Other challenges were set by Xavier House including the first person to find Mrs Lyttle to tell her the first 10 elements on the periodic table won by Joshua Sawyer. Later Emily Borg won the race to use Auslan to sign St Francis Xavier. We also had random winners during the day who found photos of St Francis Xavier under their chairs. Thank you to Mrs Lyttle and Xavier House for a great day.
Since the last Newsletter, the College acknowledged the National Action Day Against Bullying and Violence and Harmony Day. Both days raised the awareness of the students through thoughtful prayers organised by the student leadership team, informative posters placed in obvious places around the College, and class lessons where students could engage with numeracy and literacy activities.
Due to Covid in 2020, our senior students were unable to attend the RYDA (Rotary Youth Driver Awareness) program. Bega Rotary has invited all of Year 11 and 12 to attend their RYDA program on May 7. The permission note is located on Qkr. So we can inform our hosts of numbers for catering can everyone please complete this permission note as soon as possible.
Anzac Day 2021 falls on the first Sunday of Term 2. Across the region, many of our communities offer opportunities to attend services. Students who are attending their local service are encouraged to wear their College uniform and gather together at the service. Below is a list of locations and times:
Dawn Service Batemans Bay (5.30am)
Morning Service Batemans Bay (9.30am)
Tomakin Service (6.45am)
Dawn Service Moruya (5.30am)
Morning Service Moruya (10.30am)
Dawn Service Tuross (5.30am)
Narooma Service (Time TBA)
During Term 2 we will transition to the College Winter uniform. As we know the weather can be variable in the early weeks of the term so students can return in their summer uniform until Week 4 at the latest when everyone will need to be in their Winter uniform. The upcoming holidays offer a great opportunity to ensure that Winter uniforms are ready to go. Please check to make sure that uniforms comply with the College policy, in particular, the length of skirts and pants as students may have grown since last year. Students are also reminded that the College woollen jumper or jersey are the options along with the College jacket or blazer for seniors, not hoodies. The images below illustrate two of the uniforms that experience the greatest seasonal change. For specific details please read over the relevant description carefully.
Wishing all our families a Happy Easter and for our students a restful break so they come back ready for Term Two.
It has been wonderful to be able to get back to almost normal teaching and learning this term. Students have been able to participate in many excursions and activities that were cancelled last year, as well as come together as a year group or school. Let’s hope that it continues in this manner for the rest of the year.
Year 12 reports have been issued today. Please discuss these with your child and encourage them to set improvement goals for the second half of their school year. This first report is often based on only one or two assessment tasks, with the bulk of their assessment weighting still to come. Any improvements the students initiate now should pay big dividends to their final marks at the end of Term 3. One immediate goal students should be setting is to organise a detailed study timetable for the remainder of the year, including these holidays. Attached is a copy of what one should look like, with notes on how to complete it. The remaining time for Year 12 will fly by, so I encourage all students to set up their own study timetable.
Year 11 is one-third of the way through their courses now, with end-of-year exams in Term 3. Year 11 students would also benefit from organising a study timetable as outlined above.
Next term is a very busy one for students in Years 7-10. Students in Years 7 & 9 will be sitting the NAPLAN tests in May. Year 10 students will be sitting the three NESA Minimum Standards tests that are required to be passed for them to be issued with a HSC, and all students will be doing final assessments throughout the term to complete Semester One. We will also have numerous excursions and events, Carroll Day activities, Catholic Schools' Week activities, the College Musical, sporting teams going out to represent the College, and many more. Please help your child with their organisation during this time. If students use a diary to keep track of what they have on, they will be less stressed and be able to meet deadlines.
Please have a safe and enjoyable Easter break, and return well refreshed for next term.
Curriculum and Achievement
Monday 19 April – Student pupil free day
Tuesday 20 April – Students return
Wednesday 21 April – Eurobodalla Youth Committee meeting
Friday 23 April – College Assembly
Friday 23 April – White Card Course
Friday 30 April – Carroll Day
Monday 3 May – Open House and Information Evening
Wednesday 5 May – College Doof
Wednesday 5 May – Year 9 attend Teddy Bears picnic at St Mary’s
Wednesday 5 May – Netball NSW Cup
Thursday 6 May – Mother’s Day Breakfast
Friday 7 May – Year 11/12 RYDA excursion
Monday 10 May – College Cross Country carnival
Monday 11 May to Thursday 20 May – NAPLAN
Wednesday 12 May – Year 10 Careers Expedition (Canberra)
Tuesday 18 May – Year 8 Medieval Show
Wednesday 19 May – Eurobodalla Youth Committee meeting
Monday 24 May – Cyber Information Session for parents
Tuesday 25 May – Archdiocese Cross Country
Friday 4 June – Year 6 Confirmation retreat
Wednesday 9 June – College assembly
Monday 14 June – Queen’s Birthday public holiday
Tuesday 15 June - Gurubangamba mentoring day
Wednesday 16 June – Eurobodalla Youth Committee meeting
Thursday 17 June – Athletics throwing events
Friday 18 June – Athletics carnival
Monday 21 June – Musical dress rehearsal
Tuesday 22 June – Musical matinee performance
Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 June – Musical night performances
Friday 25 June – last day Term 2
Carroll College is proud to be a Catholic community where the person of Jesus Christ is at the heart of all we do and is the cornerstone on which we establish our identity and character. But what does a statement like this mean actually for your child in terms of what we present to them during the day, both in class and outside of the formal classroom? This piece will go some way to clarify two aspects of Religious Education: learning about religion and learning to be religious. (Moran, 1991)
Learning about religion
The Religious Education curriculum used in the Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn is from Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE). All Religious Education units have been developed using this curriculum and have been formulated with the needs of Carroll College learners at the forefront. These units of work educate students in four key strands of the Catholic tradition: Sacred Texts, Beliefs, Church and Christian Life. These strands cover a broad range of topics that give students a rich, prayerful and academic experience of the Catholic tradition and the Body of Christ – the Church. Students are learning about religion and what it means to be a religious person in a modern context. These units were introduced in 2020 and by 2021 all units taught will be from the BCE curriculum.
Students in Years 11 and 12 continue to study Religious Education. The courses students can select are “Studies in Religion I”, “Studies in Religion II” or “Studies in Catholic Thought”.
Learning to be religious
An understanding of religion cannot be considered complete without an experience of the religious. Therefore, at Carroll College it is vital and valued that students experience the beauty and depth of the traditions of the faith. Participation in the gift of the Eucharist is offered as a whole school on three occasions throughout the year, the Combined Schools’ Mass, the Graduation Mass and the end of year Giving Mass. Each of these celebrations of the Eucharist is an opportunity for students, staff and parents to have a close personal connection with Jesus. Students in Year 10 also participate in class Mass as part of their unit on the Eucharist where they receive a more intimate experience of the sacrament that enlivens their theoretical study.
The CSYMA program has been a feature of the College for many years now. This program commences for one class in Years 9 and 10. Students in the CSYMA class have the opportunity to lead peer ministry facilitating the three sacramental retreat programs at St Bernard’s and St Mary’s as part of the K-12 Pathway. The CSYMA classes also lead the services for Easter and Carroll Day and the reflection at the Giving Mass. Year 10 CSYMA students are responsible for facilitating the Year 7 Formation Day. These important peer ministry events provide students with a very real experience of what it is to live a life of faith and what it is to evangelise. Opportunities to see and be part of faith in action are opportunities to develop a personal and deep understanding of being a religious person and are therefore a highly valued aspect of students’ development at Carroll College.
Faith Formation programs from Years 7 to 10 and the Senior Retreat are cornerstones of the Religious Education Department. These programs are seen as an essential extension of the learning in the classroom and an opportunity for each and every student to engage in time for personal reflection about themselves, their place in the world and their relationship with God, self and others.
Religious Education is, as you can see, a multifaceted discipline and one that is highly valued and respected at the College.
Religious Education Coordinator
Young Voices Awards 2021
Students might like to consider entering the following competition, Young Voices Awards through the publication, Australian Catholics. For more information please see Mrs Drewsen or the Australian Catholics website.
Australian Catholics is pleased to announce the 2021 Young Voices Awards, brought to you in conjunction with Australian Catholic University.
Do you have something you want to say to the world? Is there an issue you’re passionate about? Do you know an inspiring story you want to share? Here’s your chance to be heard.
The Australian Catholics Young Voices Awards are an opportunity for school students to have a voice – to use the media to make a difference in the world.
Whether it’s by crafting an inspiring article, capturing some profound images, or recording an informative podcast or video – we’re giving you the opportunity to get inspired and creative.
The Young Voices Awards have three sections:
Junior (Years 5 and 6)
Intermediate (Years 7 to 9)
Senior (Years 10 to 12).
Entries can be in written, photographic, podcast or video formats.
USE YOUR VOICE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
In 2018, 15-year-old Greta Thunberg started protesting outside Swedish Parliament calling for governments to take action on climate change for the sake of future generations. Young people around the world have been inspired by her words and actions, launching a global movement.
Young people have the ability to dream of a better world, and the passion to inspire change. What difference might your voice make?
Find an issue that inspires you and get working on your entry for this year’s Young Voices Award.
ENTERING THE YOUNG VOICES AWARDS
What are you passionate about? Protecting the environment? Caring for the marginalised? Getting involved in your community? Sharing your culture? Celebrating your faith? Choose a topic that inspires you.
How might you get other people thinking about your topic? Is there someone you can interview? Is there an inspiring story you can share? How can you be creative so you can capture people’s attention with something different?
What format works best? Do you need to write an article, or could you present the topic through photographs? Could you record a podcast, or film a video? What will you have the most enjoyment doing?
Crafting a winning entry
Our judges will be looking for writing that engages readers from the outset and presents a compelling story or argument around a particular issue. You could write a journalistic article, interviewing people and sharing their perspectives. You could write an informative article, sharing facts and figures in a creative way. You could write a personal reflection, sharing your own ideas and experiences. You could even write an imaginative piece, engaging people with the power of stories.
Required word length: No more than 400 words (Junior) or 600 words (Intermediate and Senior).
Our judges will be looking for powerful images that have an impact on how we see a particular issue. Think about what will have an impact on audiences: What do people need to see? What will best tell the story you want to tell? What might inspire people to change?
Requirements: Between two and four photos, with a 30 to 50 word caption.
Our judges will be looking for podcasts or videos that understand how these mediums can inspire and influence people. You could feature a one-to-one interview with someone sharing their story, or have a single presenter unpacking a topic in an interesting or imaginative way. Make sure you consider how you might use different audio or visual elements to keep the audience’s attention.
Requirements: Entries (audio or visual) should be no more than three minutes long (Junior) or five minutes long (Intermediate and Senior) and should be accompanied by a transcript
Entries close at 5 pm, Friday 28 May 2021.
11 Geography Moruya River Field Trip
On Tuesday, 16 March our Year 11 Geography Class went on a field trip to the Moruya River to investigate the impacts of human activities on the riverine environment as part of our Biophysical Interactions topic. We departed school at 9am on the Carroll College bus and headed to Yarragee, west of Moruya, which is the upper tidal limit of the Moruya River. At Yarragee we investigated the impacts of human activities on the riverbank riparian zones such as carpark construction, and farming. We then boarded the bus and headed to Riverside Park in the township of Moruya where we examined the built environment of the area including urban development along the riverbank, the impact of recreational activities such as boating and fishing on the environment, and the importance of mangrove ecosystems. We also observed measures taken to protect the riverbanks from erosion such as the construction of rock armoury walls. It was then time for lunch where we were able to venture into Moruya to grab a bite.
After lunch, we boarded the bus and were off to our third stop at Quarry Park on North Head Drive. At Quarry Park, we learnt about the history of the area and how granite was mined and transported to Sydney in the 1930s for the construction the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We also observed riparian regeneration work on the south bank of the river adjacent to farmland to help stabilize the bank and prevent erosion. Our final stop was the North Head/Moruya Rivermouth estuary. Here we learnt about halophytic native plants as well as the purposes and effects of the breakwalls constructed in the Moruya Rivermouth. After an enjoyable stroll along the breakwall, we headed back to school in time for the last two lessons of the day.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the trip and learnt a lot from being out in the field. The information we collected in our field trip booklets will form the basis of a fieldwork report on the impacts of human activities on the Moruya River, which is our first assessment task. Thank you very much to our teacher Ms Hopkins who planned, guided and supervised the day, and to Mr McAteer who drove the bus and assisted with supervision.
By Phoebe Rankin
The 2021 CCB Tennis Championships were held at Hanging Rock on 29 March. Thanks to all the students who participated on the day and to Mr Lyttle for supervising on the day. Congratulations to Max Colbourne and Gemma Ferguson who were crowned our champions for 2021.
"Congratulations on completing your submission Alex and a huge thank you to all your teachers for nominating and supporting you. You are an impressive young man and already a winner because everyone believes in you. Anything from here are bonuses"!
VET Construction Batemans Bay Bridge Excursion
On 24 March our VET Construction students in Years 11 and 12 were invited for a tour of the John Holland Group (JHG), Batemans Bay Bridge project.
The visit started with an introduction from the JHG Project Team who shared their passion for engineering and construction with our students. They spoke about the various job roles and pathways into civil construction from Traineeships and Apprenticeships to University level qualifications in engineering and environmental science.
Students were introduced to building terminology such as “early works” where the construction company sets up the site compound with “crib huts”, training rooms and community displays. They were shown planning tools such as “scope of works” and discussed the approval process through environmental agencies which enabled them to work closely with Marine Parks and the local oyster growers. The process of “ramping up” was discussed, whereby JHG undertook the staffing and employment procedure.
A wide range of employees shared their pathway journeys so the students could gain an understanding of the diversity of entry opportunities into construction.
With all this knowledge on board, we moved down to the bridge construction area then to the construction compound where the engineers, traffic controllers and site Superintendent shared their experiences of what it is like to work on a major multi-million dollar project.
This was a fantastic experience for our students at Carroll College and one they will remember. Who knows; one day they might find themselves working on one of these great infrastructure projects in Australia, or further abroad?
VET Construction Teacher
Uni Canberra Visit
University of Canberra representatives visited students in the Hub on Monday 22 March. They explained what they had to offer in terms of courses, pathways, and life on campus. Students listened to a presentation from a student representative and they also had a chance to ask questions.
The Minerals Council of Australia is excited to invite students to get a glimpse of one of Australia’s most innovative and technology-focused industries by attending the Modern Mining Technology and Careers Showcase in the Great Hall at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday 3 June 2021.
The showcase will display a dazzling array of technology and careers information from a variety of mineral resources companies, mining equipment, technology and services companies and government programs. Displays will include virtual reality, core sampling, artificial intelligence, digital mapping, drones and more.
Participation in this event is free. To register your interest to receive more information, please use the link below! We look forward to seeing you and your students at this great event.
Questions? Please contact Emma Wundersitz - email@example.com
Register your interest
The Australian minerals industry is experiencing a shortage in skilled workers and wish to inspire students to consider a pathway into a highly-skilled, highly-paid and unique career in our industry.
To find out more about careers in mining please visit www.minerals.org.au/careers
The Hospitality students have cooked up a storm this term. Mrs Kenna and Miss Garland hope that the students are spoiling their parents with some of the delicious dishes.
This week, in readiness for Easter, the students made Chocolate Molten Lava cakes.
Jaycob did an excellent job and will be making them for his family to enjoy over the holidays.
Emma Moses presentation of her Lava cake was up to restaurant standard.
We have added the Chocolate Lava cake recipe below for you to enjoy making over the holidays.
Congratulations to Alex Castrisios who has been chosen as a prospect for the NSW VET Student of the Year 2021. It is a great honour for Alex to get nominated by the College. Alex will go through an interview process to progress into the next round. The VET staff wish him all the best for the next round.
Over the past few weeks, the CSA staff have been trained to safely and competently use the TAS workshops. This is a vital part of their role to support those students in need in a practical environment. It is liberating and gives the CSA the confidence to enter a workshop and understand how each machine and tool works. Rita, Cat, Matt, Jenny, Julie and Jane have all completed their training and were star students. Thank you to the CSA staff for being so proactive and passionate about supporting our students in all learning environments.
Meet the Character – Doug
Term 1 fee statements were emailed on Friday 12 February with a due date of Friday 5 March. Thank you to families who have made payments. Any recent payments will be receipted shortly.
The 2021 Fee Schedule is now available on the Carroll College website – Enrolment/Fees. In this section of the website, there is also a Fee Calculator to assist families in managing their school fee payments.
Currently enrolled families facing significant financial difficulty are able to apply for fee assistance. Fee assistance is income based and requires supporting documentation. You may be asked to meet to discuss aspects of your application and will be required to provide supporting documentation. Fee assistance can include:
- a payment plan (extends the payment period to 12 months and commits families to make ongoing payments to pay off school fees by the end of the school year)
- an extended payment plan (extends the payment period to greater than 12 months and commits families to make ongoing payments to pay off school fees over an approved, extended period of time)
- Fee Concession – partial reduction of fees and payment plan
- Fee Concession – full reduction of fees
Fee assistance is an annual application process based on your circumstances. In some situations, any reductions may be reviewed on a term by term basis, which would then require separate applications including supporting documentation at the start of each term. Where your circumstances improve during the school year, the College relies on families to get in touch, so that your fee assistance can be adjusted accordingly and the College is able to provide support to other families requiring assistance.
Government grants provide part of the funding required to operate the College. The balance of operating costs are funded through school fees. The ongoing operations of the College are dependent on parents paying the required level of fees. Every effort will be made by the College to recover fees from parents who are deemed to have the capacity to pay fees.
On the basis of the information provided in the Fee Assistance Form, the Fees Committee will determine an appropriate level of fee support based upon guidelines agreed to by Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn and Carroll College. The Fee Committee reviews fee assistance applications once per term, in the latter half of the term. Applicants will be then be advised of the outcome via email and letter. Please sign a copy of this letter and return via return envelope to the College. Following receipt of signed agreement letter, the concession will then be applied to your fees. Where you are granted a partial reduction in school fees with a payment plan, it is necessary that you commit to maintaining your payment plan. Where you are on a payment plan or extended payment plan, it is important to maintain those ongoing payments. If you need to change your payment plan arrangements, please get in touch with College as soon as practicable.
All information is treated and maintained confidentially.
If you require fee assistance, please contact Rhonda Forner, Business Manager by email at Rhonda.Forner@cg.catholic.edu.au
Access to Bushfire Support
Given the challenges that 2020 has presented, there are many avenues for support. These are listed below to provide some assistance.
The National Bushfire Recovery Agency is able to provide assistance to individuals and families, businesses, not for profits, primary producers – everyone in our community. Their website address is: https://www.bushfirerecovery.gov.au/
For support – relating to Bushfires, drought, flood and/or Covid-19 for individuals and families:
For small business and not for profits support relating to Bushfires, drought, flood and/or Covid-19:
For well-being and mental health support:
Bushfire Specific Assistance
Recovery Support Officer
COVID 19 Financial Survival Guide
Please be aware that you are not alone and there are resources available to assist you and your family at this time. Listed below are some of those resources for information.
Recent changes to Jobkeeper can be found at:
Information on Jobseeker can be found at:
Changes to Government Assistance:
Financial Institution Support during Covid19
Financial Institutions are also offering a range of assistance to account holders, homeowners and businesses. Please enquire with your financial institution to access financial support such as:
- Suspending payments on credit cards and personal loans
- Reduce interest rates on home loans/suspending or deferring home loan repayments/loan variations/reducing loan interest rates
- Loans and support for small business
- Loan extensions/deferrals.
Teachers Mutual Bank
Scams during Coronavirus
Please be aware that there are some financial scams relating to Coronavirus. These may be in the form of text messages, emails or phone calls. The best approach is to not provide any of your financial information. If you suspect you have been contacted as part of a scam, you can report it to scamwatch – scamwatch.com.au/report-a-scam and the police.
For additional support, other services available include:
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MAYOR'S WRITING COMPETITION
Entries for the annual Mayor's Writing Competition are now open
Each year, young authors between 5 and 18 can submit an original work in any style of creative writing.
Find out more information or how to enter on the Mayor's Writing Competition page.
Again this year, to encourage creative and original work, there is no set theme, which gives entrants the freedom to write about any topic of their choosing. We encourage the addition of drawings and illustrations to complement these creative works.