- Principal's Letter
- Assistant Principal Pastoral Care Report
- Assistant Principal Curriculum News
- Important Dates For Term 3
- RE Matters!
- College Musical 2021
- Mayor's Writing Competition
- 2021 Athletics Carnival
- Musical News
- VET & Careers
- Curriculum News
- Sports News
- Music News
- Uniform Shop News
- Canteen News
- Finance News
- QkR! News
- Senior Study
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Dear Parents, Students and Friends
Strictly Ballroom the Musical has been an absolute highlight for the College this week. Performances have had audiences in hysterics. A beautifully casted production, supported by exceptional musicians and crew. Again, I sincerely thank all those involved for providing this opportunity for our students and ensuring its success. Full details of the cast and crew can be found by following the link below.
I am pleased to inform you that following a panel selection process, Mrs Louise Ibbett has been appointed permanently to the position of Assistant Principal, Pastoral Care at the College. Louise holds a Master of Education - Pastoral Guidance/Human Resources degree and has extensive Executive and classroom experience. Louise teaches Religious Education Years 7-12 (particular focus on SOR 1 and SOR 2 Preliminary and HSC courses). She also teaches HSIE - Geography Years 7-12, History Years 7-10, Society and Culture Years 11 & 12. She is an experienced HSC marker. I congratulate Louise and wish her every success in her role. We are delighted with Louise's appointment.
Following interviews this week, I also congratulate Mrs Amy Dalgleish on her successful appointment to the permanent position of TAS teacher. Amy has held a temporary teaching role at the College for the past 18 months. Amy is one of our Early Career Teachers having recently completed a Bachelor of Education (Secondary; TAS Food Technology) through Charles Sturt University. Amy received the Executive Dean's Award for attaining the Highest 2% for University Student Academic Achievement. We are thrilled to welcome Amy permanently to the team.
Mr John O'Neill is on LSL at present for four weeks and will return to work on Tuesday 3 August (Week 4, Term 3). Mrs Erica Drewsen is replacing Mr O'Neill full-time as Assistant Principal, Curriculum & Achievement. Mrs Karen Lyttle will hold the position of Religious Education Coordinator (Acting) during this period. Mrs Danielle Ciuffetelli is stepping into Mrs Lyttle's role as Xavier Pastoral Coordinator (Acting) for the month, and Mrs Kym Millikin & Mrs Laren Herbert are stepping into Pastoral Assistant positions to support the Pastoral team. Mrs Sandra Harris has also been on LSL this past week. We hope she is enjoying a lovely break away with her family.
Mayor's Writing Competition 2021
Congratulations to the following students who were finalists in the Mayor’s Writing Competition. Students were invited for morning tea on Thursday at Moruya RSL Hall with the Mayor for the presentation.
Congratulations to Makkadde Ethell, Erin Drewsen, Scarlett Walters, Bethany Russell, Emma Penberthy, Angus Blythe, Ryles Walters and Samuel Bath.
ESC was excited to award prizes to some very talented young authors. Congratulations to Samuel Bath who won the major prize - Syd Hayes Creative Writing Award. Full details can be found further on in this newsletter edition.
Illawarra and South East NSW Regional Training Awards
Due to covid, the Illawarra Training Awards event to be held last night had to be cancelled. A virtual awards ceremony was live-streamed. Congratulations to Alex Castrisios of Year 12 who was a finalist and placed 2nd. A wonderful result! Alex has a very bright future in the hospitality industry. Congratulations Alex!
Year 8 Journey of Hope Program
Year 8 students have been involved in weekly sessions with the Journey of Hope (JoH) team. This term we were provided an opportunity to participate in Journey of Hope. This is an evidence-based psychosocial support program designed to build resilience for children. Many children endure the everyday stresses of living in communities impacted by natural disasters or poverty; witnessing significant changes to their homes, neighbourhoods and schools. JoH offers the opportunity to begin to normalise emotions and develop coping strategies.
A message from the faciliators…
On behalf of the facilitators, I want to thank you for welcoming us into Carroll College. We have enjoyed delivering the program to your Year 8 students and can certainly see the benefits of this program with your students. We hope that they have taken a lot away and will continue to use the coping strategies that we discussed throughout the program.
The program has supported the students in understanding and normalising emotions associated with trauma or difficult circumstances and to develop positive coping strategies to deal with these emotions.
By the end of the program, we have instilled a sense of hope, empowering the students to feel more in control of their emotions. While participating in the program the students have developed their interpersonal skills, which has enabled them to better relate to others and work effectively within groups.
By participating in the Journey of Hope program, students have enhanced their self-control and sense of empowerment over their emotions. Subsequently, this will contribute to a stronger sense of self-worth and enable the students to be more resilient and better equipped to deal with trauma.
Again, we can't thank you enough for allowing us the opportunity to deliver this program in your school.
Journey of Hope | Senior Facilitator | Save the Children Australia
On behalf of the Carroll team, I wish all families a safe and restful term break. School resumes for all students on Tuesday 13 July.
As the semester draws to a close, I would like to thank all our Homeroom teachers, class teachers, Pastoral and Subject Coordinators for their outstanding effort throughout the semester. Every day this dedicated team of professionals devote their energy to ensuring that our students are striving to do their best in an environment that fosters their well-being.
Last Wednesday, I accompanied a group of our Year 10 and Year 11 students who joined with representatives from schools across the Shire to participate in a forum so their voices were heard in the development of the Eurobodalla Climate Resilience Plan. The environmental team from the Council are developing the plan which is currently in draft form. The team would like to get the ideas/solutions and input from young people in the Eurobodalla so that the youth feel included in the process and have ownership of the plan once it has been completed by March 2022.
Eliza Clarke, William Nguyen, Afton Haultain, Raphaella Herford, Lucas McMath, Ella Crowe, Madeline Handley and Sam Lucas were active participants throughout the day sharing their ideas and showing leadership in their group activities. Thank you also goes to Mrs Deb Enfield for encouraging the students to attend.
Winter has arrived and the days are shorter and colder. As we head further into the season all students are encouraged to stay warm. Our College uniform has options such as tights, long trousers and shirts, jackets, jumpers, jerseys and tracksuits which will assist with this. Our uniform policy is available for families to review so students are well presented in the correct uniform at an appropriate length, minimal jewellery and long-haired tied back.
In closing, I wish all our families and staff a well-earned holiday so we can come back rested for Term 3 which begins for students on Tuesday 13 July 2021.
Assistant Principal Pastoral Care
Year 7 to 10 Reports
Semester 1 Reports for students in Years 7-10 were emailed to families yesterday, Friday 25 June. It was a great privilege to read through all these reports, along with other members of the College Executive. The overwhelming majority of students are working hard, applying themselves and cooperating with their peers to contribute to positive classroom environments. I hope parents and carers discuss the reports very closely with their children to identify strengths and areas of improvement and to set learning goals for Semester 2.
Senior Curriculum Information Evening and Curriculum Expo
On Tuesday 13 July, the College is hosting a Senior Curriculum Information Evening for students in Year 10 and their parents and carers. The evening will begin at 6:00pm with a formal presentation about course selection and the wider variety of pathways available to students at Carroll College. Following the presentation, students and guests have time to browse the Elective and Subject stalls as well as stalls from external education providers. The evening will conclude at 7:30pm and light refreshments will be provided.
Students in Years 8 and 9 are also making elective choices early in Term 3. To support these students in their choices, the stalls from the Curriculum Information Evening will remain open on Wednesday morning during Periods 1 and 2. Students in Years 8 and 9 will be visiting the stalls to see what elective choices are open to them and to allow them time to ask questions of staff and Curriculum Coordinators. Parents are welcome to attend these sessions with their children. An email outlining specific times to attend will be sent directly to Year 8 and Year 9 students, parents and carers.
Assistant Principal Curriculum
Monday 12 July – Pupil free day
Tuesday 13 July – Students return
Tuesday 13 July – Year 10 Curriculum Expo 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Wednesday 14 July – Eurobodalla Youth Committee meeting
Thursday 15 July to Friday 16 July - Gurubangamba mentoring program ATSI excursion
Monday 19 July – House Awards Assembly
Tuesday 20 July – Big History Excursion
Wednesday 21 July – South Coast Regional Netball Carnival
Thursday 22 July – College NAIDOC Service
Thursday 22 July – Year 7 Pi Day
Monday 26 July to Monday 9 August – Year 12 Trial HSC Exams
Friday 6 August – Year 7 Formation Day
Tuesday 10 August – Parent Teacher Interviews
Tuesday 10 August to Wednesday 11 August – Year 9 to 12 Music and Drama excursion
Thursday 12 August – Archdiocese Athletics Carnival
Friday 13 August - Gurubangamba mentoring day
Friday 13 August to Sunday 15 August - Senior snow trip
Wednesday 18 August – MacKillop House Day
Wednesday 18 August – Eurobodalla Youth Committee meeting
Thursday 19 August – Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 20 August – Year 9 Formation Day
Monday 23 August to Friday 27 August – Year 10 minimum standards test
Monday 30 August – College Assembly
Tuesday 31 August to Monday 6 September – Year 7 to 10 PAT spelling tests
Wednesday 1 September to Thursday 9 September - Year 11 exams
Thursday 2 September – Father’s Day Breakfast
Friday 10 September – Chisholm House Day
Wednesday 15 September – Year 12 Graduation Mass and Awards Assembly
Thursday 16 September – Year 12 Graduation Dinner
Friday 17 September – Last day Term 3
Every year the College supports the St Vincent de Paul’s Annual Winter Appeal. During the first two weeks of Term 3, we will be actively collecting donations of warm items such as gloves, beanies, scarves and blankets during Homeroom. Financial donations can also be made using our online payment system, Qkr! Due to Covid, Vinnies has requested that food items not be donated this year.
A gold coin Winter Woollies fundraising day will take place on Friday 23 July. Students are to wear their pyjamas/onesies or warm, comfortable winter clothing on the day. Appropriate footwear must be worn, or brought to school, for practical subjects.
As a goal, if everyone, staff and students, donated at least $3.00, the College would raise an amount that would:
- provide blankets and warm clothing for someone experiencing homelessness
- feed a family for a full day
- ensure a family has a place to sleep for the night AND
- help keep a roof over a family’s head.
Thank you for your support of this important local organisation.
Religious Education Coordinator
Congratulations to Tyler Cooper (Yr 8) who has made it through to the final round of selections for the U/14s NSW Country team to compete in the National Youth Championships for soccer in September.
Well done to Bonnie Brewer (Yr 12) on her representation at NSW All Schools Girls Rugby 7s Championships.
Mayor’s Writing Competition
The award ceremony for the 2021 Eurobodalla Mayor’s Writing Competition was held on Thursday 24 June at the Moruya RSL Hall. Carroll College was very well represented again this year having no fewer than eight students recognised for their outstanding literary efforts.
The judges spoke of the extremely high standard of writing and of the difficulty in selecting winners from such a competitive field. The finalists from Carroll College were:
Makadde Ethell: Special Mention in recognition of the high standard of her entry in the 15 to 18 age group.
Erin Drewsen: Special Mention in recognition of the high standard of her entry in the 13 to 14 age group.
Scarlett Walters: Special Mention in recognition of the high standard of her entry in the 15 to 18 age group.
Bethany Russell: Special Mention in recognition of the high standard of her entry in the 15 to 18 age group.
Emma Penberthy: Encouragement Award in recognition of the high standard of her entry in the 13 to 14 age group.
Angus Blythe: Winner in recognition of the high standard of his entry in the 13 to 14 age group.
Ryles Walters: Encouragement Award in recognition of the high standard of his entry in the 15 to 18 age group.
Sam Bath: Winner in recognition of the high standard of his entry in the 15 to 18 age group. Sam was also awarded the Sid Heyes Award for the overall outstanding entry in this year’s competition.
We will be publishing award-winning entries in next term’s College newsletter. Stay tuned!
Athletics Carnival Results
Age champions –
12 Yrs winner
13 Yrs winner
14 Yrs winner
15 Yrs winner
16 Yrs winner
House results –
Congratulations to all the above-named students and also to the students who competed on the day. Students who came 1st or 2nd in the 100m, 200m and 1st in the shot put, javelin, discus, long jump, high jump, 400m and 800m are eligible to compete in the Archdiocesan Athletics Carnival which will be held on the 12 August (Week 5) in Canberra. Please register ASAP via the www.csnsw.sport website and pay for the bus via Qkr. Thanks
My favourite part of the musical is simply being a part of the amazing cast. The whole crew are some of the most talented people around, it has definitely been worth all the time put in. Another key moment for me is playing the role of Vanessa. Her mean girl attitude has been a fun feature to work with. Being able to put my all into this character makes it all worthwhile.What can you tell us about your character Vanessa Cronin?
Vanessa is a fiery competition dancer who dances with her partner and fiance Wayne Burns. She can be seen a little like a high school mean girl, definitely when she is matched with her partner in crime, Liz. She is out for the crown but can’t keep up with Fran and Scott’s incredible dance moves. Keep an eye out for her as she struts across the stage on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in week 10.
Eleven students were involved in exploring a drone workshop presented by UAVAIR. The workshop gave insight into the careers that drones are becoming critical tools for such as mining, tourism, environmental, health and safety. Further information on the skill set and licensing requirements was explored before students were given the opportunity to fly a drone through a set course.
Year 10 Work Experience
Year 10 students have the opportunity to take part in Work Experience. The holiday break provides an excellent time for students to engage with employers about future WEX opportunities. There are two weeks set aside on the academic calendar to minimise event and assessment tasks over-commitment for students. The weeks are:
Term 4 Week 7 Monday 15th November - Friday 19th November
Term 4 Week 8 Monday 22nd November - Friday 26th November
If a student wishes to do work experience outside of these times then students must meet all their academic commitments. Work experience is not compulsory and school requirements take precedence over work experience.
The purpose of work experience is to assist the students through the transition from school to post school life. It also helps students to understand the relationship between school studies and the world of work, and to develop a greater awareness of their abilities and interests. As a result, Work Experience should not be seen as an extension of a current part-time job.
On the Carroll College Careers website (https://www.careerscarrollcollege.com/required-documents) the process is outlined in a power-point presentation that students must read and follow. It also outlines the restricted and prohibited activities that are determined by the insurance cover for work experience. There has been a change in Workplace policy in February 2021 and this new process represents these changes. Workplace learning guides for students, parents and employers are also accessible on this website.
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0244715600.
Ms Naomi Gill
VET Coordinator & Careers
University Open Day Calendar
On Wednesday 16th June our boys teams participated in the Brumbies High Schools 7s Gala Day. The gala day included teams from Eden, Pambula, Narooma and Broulee. Conditions were perfect at Broulee for some free flowing rugby and our teams did not disappoint.
Our Open boys set the standard of the tournament in their games, playing a fast pace and high quality 7s style. They won every game convincingly and were tournament champions.
Our 9/10 boys improved throughout the day with some gritty victories in the pool matches. They went on to win the grand final convincingly to also be tournament champions.
We had two 7/8 boys teams. Our B team played well and enjoyed their rugby, there are plenty of future stars to watch for next year. Our A team also played good quality rugby in a tough division, winning three from four games to be runners up.
Our three successful teams have all qualified for the ACT and SNSW finals in Canberra next Term.
Our girls had a successful day at the Brumbies High School 7s on Wednesday. The tournament was held at Broulee featuring teams from Broulee to Eden.
Our Open girls were undefeated, earning the title of tournament champions.
Our two 9/10 girls teams played quality rugby in a strong division to place 3rd and 4th overall.
Our 7/8 girls, many playing their first game of rugby, had two wins and two losses and were tournament runners up.
This means that our Open and 7/8 girls have qualified to contest the ACT and SNSW Regional Final in Canberra next term.
Well done to all involved and thank you to Mrs Katuke and Miss Hancock for their assistance with the teams.
There appears to be a fault with some zippers in the new black jacket order we received early this term.
If you have a jacket that has a faulty zipper (ie. cannot open or close) please return the jacket to the front office and a replacement will be issued immediately.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
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.