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Dear Parents, Students and Friends
It is with much anticipation that we await opening night of our College Musical, Strictly Ballroom on Tuesday 22 June (Week 10). I have thoroughly enjoyed watching a weekend rehearsal and I can assure you our audiences across the three performance evenings will not be disappointed. It is filled with such humour…plenty of laughs for the whole family! Please purchase your tickets via Qkr this week or at the front office at the College. Strictly Ballroom is not to be missed!
On Wednesday, our College community came together for the final whole school assembly for Semester One. I was particularly impressed by the leadership and conduct of our students as they engaged with important information. Our newsletter this week highlights some of the content areas covered to give families an insight into the learning shaping our students.
Ongoing learning for our students and staff is a priority at the College. As staff model themselves as life-long learners, we aim to inspire and empower our students to do the same and to be more.
How to get our minds working effectively for learning…
Mrs Drewsen presented tips on great study habits. She drew information from an article by Daniel Wong that focuses on several tips for effective study. She spoke to three of these ideas at the assembly as these tips are NOT always on the usual lists when thinking of the best ways to be effective learners.
Habit #5 from Daniel Wong: Take three deep breaths before each study session
What’s the one thing that comes to you so naturally, you don’t even think about it?
We each take about 20,000 breaths a day, so you’d think we’d be pretty good at it. But did you know that there are better ways to breathe than others?
And guess who breathes the best? Babies.
As babies, we all take deep, relaxing breaths. These breaths push the oxygen around our bodies and into our brains, helping us to concentrate better.
But as we get older, we take shorter, faster breaths. As a result, we have trouble staying alert.
There are plenty of ways to breathe more deeply, but here’s one method you can try before you start each study session:
Close your eyes and breathe in through your nose for four seconds
Exhale through your mouth for four seconds
Repeat three times
Tip: Try this just before you go to bed as well. It will help you sleep better.
Habit #10: Get at least eight hours of sleep every night
We all know that a good night’s sleep makes us more alert and energised the next day.
But did you know that it also improves your memory and makes you a better student?
In fact, getting eight hours of sleep before an exam is more effective than staying up late, trying to cram all the information in. The best way to make sure you get eight hours of good quality sleep is to go to bed at the same time each night. (Set an alarm to remind you, if necessary.)
Read a chapter of a book, but don’t read it on your phone or tablet. This is because the light from such screens makes it difficult for the brain to wind down and inhibits melatonin production. In addition, turn off phones and other electronic devices that may disturb you during the night.
The whole school staff is currently focused on the workings of the brain and engaging the memory in the most effective way possible. Sleep is crucial. We should all aim for a minimum of 8 hours. Make it a goal as much as any other goal you set related to school.
Habit #16: Ask your teachers for help at least once a week
Ask teachers for help. Your teachers are there to help you succeed. Don’t be afraid to reach out to them.
Our tip for all students is to get brave and ASK - ask why? how? what if? It is possible? Be curious. Inhabit that curious 4 year old who is just desperate to understand the world around them. Make a commitment to ask one genuine, truly curious question each day. Let’s make our classrooms full of questions that come from us all - students and teachers alike.
CONGRATULATIONS to Carroll College Band SINGLED OUT… winners of this year’s Currents Live Music Event held at Riverside Park in Moruya.
We welcomed Zoe Morgan and Emily Dannock from the Eurobodalla Shire Council to our College Assembly last Wednesday. We are thrilled to be the first school to receive the golden trophy for best school band in the Eurobodalla. Congratulations to Bree Mealy, Kobi Briggs and Luke Shooks from Carroll College, and former students Riley Maher and Isaac Gorzalka. Singled Out have won the opportunity to professionally record their third single at Sounds Like Studio in Ulladulla. Outstanding achievement!
Blessings on your home and family.
Each College assembly offers an opportunity to build and enhance our students' understanding and appreciation of a range of issues. This week, the focus was on the language students use as they interact with each other during the school day and in the wider community. Students were challenged to ensure that their language, expressions and gestures are appropriate and do not breach community standards and the laws that exist.
As part of this reflection, we explored the relationship between language and discrimination. Students were made aware of the definition of discrimination as being the unjust or unfair treatment of some people in our community and that everyone needs to be mindful that some of the comments people make are discriminatory and can cause deep offence to the people they are directed at or about.
We raised the point that discrimination, by our actions or the language we use, is against the law in certain public spaces such as workplaces and places of education ie. schools. The characteristics covered by discrimination laws include:
· disability (includes diseases and illnesses)
· sex (includes pregnancy and breastfeeding)
· marital or domestic status
· carers responsibilities
Students are aware of the concepts of vilification and victimisation and how these are viewed here at school and in the wider community. After this presentation, it is hoped that our students will be better placed to live in an inclusive and supportive environment.
Recently Mrs Heffernan emailed parents information from the Cancer Council about the dangers of vaping. Currently, there is an increased urgency from the medical profession to educate parents and students about the dangers this behaviour has for the health of our young people. Please take a moment to visit these links so you are aware of the facts.
Biggest Morning Tea
Our celebration of the Biggest Morning Tea happened this week. On Wednesday students were able to purchase a delicious caramel cupcake from the canteen. On Thursday the staff got on board with several fundraising options including a cuppa and slice option. Thank you goes to the Year 9 and 10 TAS students for preparing our treats supported by Mrs Dalgleish, Ms Garland, the Senior Leadership Team, and the senior students who made our lovely hot drinks on such a cold day. So many of our families have been touched by cancer and we hope that the funds raised can contribute to a more promising future.
Marshalls Bus changes and information
Marshalls Bus Company has recently advised us that from the commencement of Term 3 they will no longer be allowing surfboards, bicycles or other large and bulky items to be transported to school on the bus. These items and the loading/unloading and securing of them place too great a risk to personal safety. They apologise for any disruption this may cause.
Marshalls have also advised the College that transport NSW has approved a designated bus from Congo to Broulee to reduce overcrowding on one of the bus services. From Tuesday 15 June 2021, they will have another bus in our school bus zone. This bus is called Congo - Broulee/S400 which will arrive between the Bodalla – Broulee / S391 bus and the South Head – Broulee / S393 in the afternoon at school.
Students who currently catch the South Head – Broulee S392 bus who live in Congo will now have their own bus and will not have to interchange.
Please note – there is a flood plan in place in the event the Congo causeway floods, which alters the Congo and Congo-Broulee services. Please see attached.
If parents have any questions, please call Marshalls direct on 02 4474 4991.
Yuin Country Explored
Last week, I was privileged to view the release of Yuin Country Explored. This is a magnificently produced documentary telling the stories of our local first nations people, the tragic impact of early contact with Europeans and the ongoing effects. If you have the opportunity I strongly recommend this to you.
Youth Climate Resistance Forum
Next week we will be taking a representative group of students to the Youth climate resilience forum organized by Eurobodalla Shire Council. The young people of our area requested that the Council host a forum for their voices to be heard regarding the climate resilience plan. Currently, the plan is being developed by the environmental team at council. At the moment the plan is currently in a draft form and the team would like to get the ideas/solutions and input from young people in the Eurobodalla so that they feel included in the process and have ownership of the plan once it has been completed. We wish this group well as they put forward their ideas.
Thank you to all our parents for the support we receive as we continue to teach, encourage and support our students and care for their wellbeing here at the College. If you have any concerns at all, please do not hesitate to contact the College.
Assistant Principal Pastoral Care
YEAR 6 CONFIRMATION RETREAT
Last Friday 4 June, Carroll College hosted the Year 6 Confirmation Retreat, led by our Youth Minister Liarna and our Year 10 Youth Ministry students.
Year 6 students from St Bernard’s and St Mary’s spent the day at the College and engaged in a number of activities related to the sacrament. Youth Ministry students facilitated a rotation of four activities that explained the elements and symbols of the sacrament, the significance of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the qualities of heroes and saints that guide us in our lives.
It was a wonderful day for all involved with Year 6 and Youth Ministry students enjoying lunch together and ending the day in shared prayer. Thank you to our wonderful Youth Ministry students and Liarna who led Year 6 in meaningful activities and prayer. It was fantastic to see relationships form between our three Catholic schools.
We keep the Year 6 Confirmation candidates in our prayers as they prepare for the sacrament which they receive next weekend.
Faith Formation Coordinator
Vinnies Winter Appeal
Each year, Carroll College supports the annual Vinnies Winter Appeal. Donations of warm items of clothing such as hats, gloves, scarves and jackets are welcomed. Vinnies would also love to receive blankets or other warm household items. Naturally, all items need to be freshly washed, or preferably new. Due to a range of health restrictions, food is no longer able to be received by Vinnies. Cash donations are always welcomed and to make donating very easy, the College has set up a donations link on Qkr!
Liarna Miller, Youth Minister, and members of the Social Justice have been selling hot chocolates at AM Break on Thursday and Friday. Our goal is to receive a donation of $3 from every member of our community which would mean we will have provided basic necessities to those in need.
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 for invited schools
Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 June – Musical night performances
Friday 25 June – last day Term 2
Congratulations... Zane Brady, Riley Campbell, Archer Choice, Jesse Coppin, Will Grant, Jordyn Holzhauser, Harry Katuke, Jayden Sturgiss and Aidan Tyrrell on your selection in the U14 South Coast Monaro Team to play at the Southern States Tournament!
Eurobodalla Netball Cup
Teams were entered in the regional competition by Carroll College, Moruya High School, Batemans Bay High School and St Peter's. Our netballers excelled winning all four High School divisions. What a sensational achievement! Our winning teams will travel to Nowra on 21 July to contest the State Cup. Well done to all our teams!
Year 7/8 Girls Division
Year 7/8 Boys Division
Year 9/10 Girls Division
Year 9/10 Boys Division
Basketball – Archdiocese 4 June, 2021 Southern Cross Basketball Stadium, Tuggeranong
Congratulations to our 7 basketball teams on their performances last Friday. We enjoyed a great day playing 28 games of basketball in all. The students represented the College with real pride on and off the court and were a pleasure to take away. The competition organiser thanked us and commented on how well our teams represent.
Open boys – Competition winners
Open boys “Social team” – entertaining!
Open Girls – Competition winners
Year 9/10 Boys - Competition winners
Year 9/10 Girls – Semi-Finals
Year 7/8 Boys – Runners up in the Final
Year 7/8 Girls – won 2/3 games
Special thanks to our coaches Charlton Fogarty, Izabela Rudol & Kerryn Hopkins for their hard work in training the teams for several weeks in the lead up to the competition and to Tayah Hancock and David Edwards for their team management on the day.
Dear Parents and Students
RE: CARROLL COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE SPORT PATHWAYS
I would like to take this opportunity to remind parents and students of the procedures to follow regarding representative sporting events that occur at Carroll College and within the Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese and at a NSW Combined Catholic Colleges (CCC) level.
If a student wishes to try out for a NSW CCC sporting event they must register for the event via the https://csnsw.sport/ website. Here, parents will need to create an account for their child/children (if you haven't already done so). This can be done on the top right-hand tab of the website. Many parents will have already done this if their child moved from either St Mary's or St Bernard's Primary Schools into Carroll College. Parents can then search under the tab ‘sports’ and scroll down the list of available sporting options for NSW CCC. This will provide the relevant information (eg. dates, venues etc). If you would like your child to attend any events, you must register your child via the website. This formalises the process and it is where consent and payment are made. I will then receive a notification and this registration will be approved by me as Sports Coordinator. Students and parents should be checking this website on a regular basis to ensure that they do not miss any events that they may be interested in. It is the parents' responsibility to register their child for the event and ensure that they are able to get to and from the venue. This process will also need to be followed if a student is successful in making a Canberra Goulburn representative team, and then goes onto CCC level (eg. cross country, swimming and athletics).
Throughout the year, students will also have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of other sporting events such as Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese Gala Days (eg. soccer, netball, tennis etc). There will also be local sporting events held in the Eurobodalla area such a League Tag, cricket gala days, school surfing, AFL etc. These will be advertised via Sentral. It is the students' responsibility to read Sentral notices daily to ensure they do not miss out on an event they may be interested in. The organising teacher/s will place sign-up sheets on the sports notice board and selection trials may need to be held. If a student is selected to represent the College they will receive a hard copy of the information and parents will be notified via email. QKR is then used to give consent and payment (if required) for your child.
We endeavour to place as many sporting events as possible on the College Calendar so I would also encourage parents and students to check this on a regular basis for any events they may be interested in (due to the late notice of some sporting events they may not all be on the calendar in advance).
If you ever have any questions or concerns regarding sport at Carroll College, please feel free to email me directly.
Year 11 students have been treated to some exceptional sample packs from both Cobram Estate Olive oil & Olsson’s Salt over the last two weeks.
Year 11 participated in a sample tasting of the Cobram olive oils, similar to a wine tasting, using special blue tasting cups. Cobram Estate uses these tasting kits for “master tasting classes” so we were very lucky to have them sent to us.
Students comments and thank you notes were sent off to Cobram Estate. We received a thank you reply from the managing director and owner, Rory, who was thrilled that the students experienced the wonderful flavours of the oils they produce. He encourages this activity and looks forward to supporting our school again in the future.
Hi Cobram Estate,
On behalf of my hospitality class, we thank you so much for your generosity in sending us the amazing olive oil tasting experience. The flavours were immaculate and it was such an eye-opener for how each taste was so different yet so rich, except for the rancid one of course. This experience has changed my outlook on olive oil and I can’t wait to take this home for my own family and put it with our food. Once again, thank you very much for giving us this opportunity as it will be one we will never forget.
From Kaitlyn Denys
Dear Laura and everyone at Cobram Estate, on behalf of our Hospitality class at Carroll College Broulee we would like to give you a big thank you for treating us to a taste test of your delicious olive oil. Our class enjoyed it greatly and are very appreciative to be able to take it home to use in our own kitchens.
From Rory Hogg
https://cobramestate.com.au/story Feel free to click on this link if you would like to learn more about the oils.
In Week 8, Hospitality students participated in a taste testing with Olsson’s salt by matching it with foods such as dark chocolate, avocado, pineapple and bread and butter.
Olsson’s sent each student a collection of 12 small tins of Australian sea salt, containing samples of varying flavoured salt - smoked salt, mountain pepper blend, dairy salt, blossoms and Fleur de sel for the students to taste. It was a wonderful experience for the students and we feel very lucky that these two companies support our students with taste experiences. Salt is the only rock we eat, it preserves and enhances the flavour of food and was used as currency in trade routes.
http://www.olssons.com.au/ Feel free to click on this link if you would like to learn more about Olsson’s salts.
Our Year 11 Hospitality class (Carroll College) would like to thank you for the samples that you sent us. They were wonderful to try and gave us all a great experience and we gained knowledge of food flavouring and how to enhance flavours using salt. We specifically loved the 'Blossoms' salt.
We will be sure to use this new knowledge to better our cooking abilities.
Thank you very much!
From Grace Reid
Thank you very much Olsson’s salt for giving our school some kits to try out in our Hospitality class. I personally really liked the Blossom salt, it reminded me of a salty but sweet flavour.
Our class tried out your salts and we all really enjoyed them. Thank you!
From Charlotte Jones - Carroll College student.
The students have had a couple of busy weeks in the kitchen cooking recipes that have been enjoyed in the staff room.
The Year 11 classes cooked - crumbed fish and chips with homemade tartare sauce and chicken caesar salads. The students learnt how to pasteurise eggs for use in the dressings; an important process for complying with safe food industry standards.
The Year 12 students were busy finalising the 'Prepare Appetisers and Salads' unit from which the staff enjoyed lovely Antipasto platters.
Another presentation was Canape platters with Blinis topped with marinated figs and creme fraiche, retro Vol au vents filled with chicken and bacon veloute and crumbed zucchini with black pepper sauce.
I’ve always thought that teaching can be described in many ways but certainly never ever boring! However, it still comes as somewhat of a surprise to me that I find myself playing Rico in this year’s College musical “Strictly Ballroom”. I’m still not entirely sure how that happened! My favourite part of playing Rico has to be some of his classic lines that I get to yell in Spanish, he is quite loud to say the least!
What can you tell us about your character Rico?
Rico is a traditional Spanish father to one of the main characters, Francisca. As a father myself, I can definitely identify with his desire to protect his daughter from the attentions of Scott who he no doubt feels cannot be trusted. I should add, however, that I can’t say the same for his love of and expertise in dancing the Paso Doble!
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Student wellbeing and career resilience in a rapidly changing world: Parents and carers webinar.
Student wellbeing and career resilience in a rapidly changing world: Teachers and career practitioners webinar
Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 4 pm AEST
Young people face a future working life which will be marked by constant change. The economic impacts of COVID-19 have caused labour market disruption and job losses for many young people who are over-represented in hard-hit industries such as tourism, hospitality, and arts and culture. Many students have missed important milestones and struggled with the isolation imposed by lockdowns.
In this webinar, Dr Lyn O'Grady, a psychologist who specialises in the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people, will explore the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on student emotional and psychological wellbeing which may create obstacles for students facing complex career decisions and transitions. Lyn will offer practical advice, strategies and resources for teachers and career practitioners supporting students in extraordinary times of change.
Term 2 fee statements were emailed on 30 April with a due date of Friday 21 May. Thank you to families who have made payments. Any recent payments will be receipted shortly.
The 2021 Fee Schedule is 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 Fee 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 the envelope provided 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:
When finalising payments on Qkr, please make sure to finalise anything that is in the cart on the top right hand corner. If the cart is not empty and you do not have a receipt, this means the payment and consent has not been finalised. This includes any events or excursions that only require permission (eg. swimming consent notes). Once you have signed the permission note you will still need to ‘checkout’ at the end of the process to ensure the permission note is finalised. Thank you!
Qkr! Is our preferred payment option. If you need help using this app, please contact the Office on 44 715600.
Notification of closure of George Bass Drive at Lilli Pilli
Notification of temporary road closure - North Head Dr, Moruya
As part of the roadworks around Garlandtown Bridge we will temporarily close North Head Drive to through traffic to create a safer worksite and reduce project duration.
When: From Monday 24 May until 30 June 2021, weather permitting.
Where: From the Granite Quarry to Bruce Cameron Drive (airport turnoff).
Detour: Commuters will need to use the Princes Highway and Broulee Road to access George Bass Drive and Moruya Airport. Motorists should allow extra time for the detour.
Traffic controllers will escort vehicles to properties within the construction site when necessary but through traffic will not be possible for any vehicles. Marshall’s and Priors bus companies have been notified and will liaise with families with students who reside in Garlandtown.
The road closure is necessary to safely undertake road rehabilitation works either side of Garlandtown Bridge and to accommodate the bridge upgrade. While the closure may cause some inconvenience to road users, we have limited space to safely undertake the works. Closing the road will enable the project to be completed within a reduced timeframe.
The project was identified as a priority to bring North Head Drive up to current standards suitable for a regional road. The completed works will improve road safety and access to Moruya Airport and nearby properties.
For information about the project can be found on our Garlandtown Bridge webpage
For further information about the road closure, please phone our Construction Coordinator, Greg Knight on 4474 1391.
Ph: 4474 7366