- Principal's Letter
- Assistant Principal Pastoral Care Report
- Assistant Principal Curriculum News
- Semester 1 Awards Assembly 2021
- RE Matters!
- Vinnies Winter Appeal 2021
- Aboriginal Contact Centre News
- Year 11 Modern History
- The Crossing Environmental Education Camp
- VET & Careers
- Music News
- Canteen News
- Finance News
- QkR! News
- Senior Study
- Community News
Dear Parents, Students and Friends
Welcome to Term 3! We ended last term in such a positive way with Strictly Ballroom, that a break was very much needed after the intense efforts of so many to bring the production to life. It was an incredible experience for everyone involved, and again, I thank all families who were able to attend and support the College Musical. Given the current climate, wasn’t the timing great!
The COVID-19 outbreak in Greater Sydney continues to escalate in severity. As outlined in previous communications, our position is one that prioritises student, staff and community health and safety. We continue to take advice from NSW Health, Catholic Education, and other associated agencies.
Heal Country is this year’s NAIDOC theme. Yesterday, the College community came together to celebrate the rich history, diverse cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The theme is an opportunity to pay respect to country; honour those who work tirelessly on preserving land, sea and culture and to share the stories of many sites of significance or sacred places with the nation. I commend our students on the dignified way they acknowledged NAIDOC 2021. A beautiful assembly!
The Little Sellers Art Prize 2021
The judging of the Little Sellers Art Prize, 2021 recently concluded and I am pleased to announce that Amelia Berry, Maeve Hatton, Braidon Walsh-Bartley, Ariel Alexander, Oscar Bruce and Lyllah Schryver from Carroll College are finalists.
Due to the ongoing COVID venue restrictions, ESC has made the decision to announce the winners online. The video presentation will be available at www.thebas.com.au from 10.00am, Thursday 19 August 2021. This year, all entries will be exhibited in the Bas Exhibition Centre at the rear of the Moruya Library between 14-22 August 2021. Congratulations to all College finalists!
Carroll College Honour Roll 2021 – Recognising Achievements of CCB Alumni
Calling for Nominations
The Carroll College Honour Roll is awarded to a former student of Carroll College who has demonstrated excellence in their chosen field and who lives out the Broulee ABC’s through their actions and achievements.
You are invited to contact the College and nominate a former student for this award. Nominations can be forwarded to email@example.com
Please include the following information:
- Name of former student
- Years of attendance at the College
- Brief outline of what they have achieved since leaving Carroll College and how their actions demonstrate one or more aspects of the selection criteria (refer to criteria below).
CCB Honour Roll
- A former student of Carroll College
Criteria for Nomination
The Carroll College Honour Roll is awarded to a former student who has excelled in one or more of the following areas:
- Demonstrated excellence in their chosen field - Sporting, Cultural, Science or the Arts.
- Made a substantial humanitarian contribution to the Local/National/Global Community.
- Demonstrated leadership, innovation and creativity.
- Contributed to the community on a voluntary basis.
- Made a substantial contribution to development of regional community and/or economy.
- Become an inspirational role model for the students at Carroll College.
Feedback invited from staff and community.
CCCC examine the nominees and selects.
Successful recipient invited to end of year awards and asked to deliver a presentation to students.
The Award recipient’s name will be added to the Carroll College honour roll board.
We farewelled Mrs Jane Davies today after 19 years of service to Catholic Education at Carroll College. Mrs Davies and her family are moving to the Central Coast to be closer to family. On behalf of the College community, we wish Jane and her family every happiness for the future.
Miss Liarna Miller has decided to step away from her role at the College as Youth Minister. Liarna is going to pursue a degree in Primary Teaching. I thank Liarna for her contribution to the religious life of the College and wish her well for the future.
Blessings on your home and family.
Welcome back to all our families and students. Despite the stress and concern about Covid experienced during the break we were blessed with wonderful weather that allowed us to relax a little after a busy term. On Monday 19 July the college community joined together to recognize and affirm the efforts of our students in their academic studies for Semester One. For this ceremony, Pastoral Care included certificates acknowledging students who had excellent attendance and/or the highest number of Sentral Points in each Year group for a boy and girl. A special thank you to everyone involved in the organizing of this event especially the Student Leaders who led the ceremony and for the House captains who confidently announced the awards for their house groups.
Our Year 11 students have been invited to nominate for the new Senior Leadership Team. It is sad to know that we will soon be farewelling our current leaders, but we wish the Year 11 students who have put themselves forward to be considered for leadership all the best as the process begins. We intend to commission the new leaders in a ceremony here at the College on August 30, 2021.
At Carroll College we are very fortunate to have the support of CatholicCare assisting our students and families. Our Councillor Ms Naomi Bee has provided an outline for the service that is offered.
As part of the pastoral care program for students, Carroll College has access to a Student and Family Counselling service provided by CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn (CCG). CCG are contracted by Carroll College to provide a counselling service to students and their families on site. There is no fee to access this service.
The role of the counsellor is to focus on the emotional, social and educational well-being of the students. Counsellors welcome contact with students having difficulty with some part of their life, whether or not it affects their school work. The problem does not have to be a big one. It is better to seek help sooner than later. Some typical concerns that counsellors work with include: anger, anxiety, behavioural problems, depression, eating problems, family breakdown and family conflict, grief and loss, learning and educational challenges, parenting challenges, peer and other social relationships, school avoidance, stress and study skills.
As well as individual sessions with students, counsellors can run groups, do family work, consult with parents and teachers and make referrals to other services and supports.
Student and Family Counsellors subscribe to a set of professional ethics that include duty of care and respect for the individual rights to privacy and confidentiality. The counsellors’ obligation is to ensure the safety, wellbeing and confidentiality of the student they are working with. All counsellors are mandated to report any disclosure or sign of abuse or neglect to Family and Community Services. Outside of our mandated requirements, all counselling sessions are confidential and the details will not be discussed with other parties unless written consent is given by the client.
Parent consent is now required for all students under 14 years of age, consent will be sought and provided via email. Referrals to the service can be made by contacting the pastoral team or speaking with the counsellor directly.
Carroll College's Student and Family Counsellor:
Naomi Bee - Social Worker Ph: 4471 5600
Naomi is on site on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week and is located in the HUB.
Covid restrictions have created a challenge for the delivery of the Safer Driver Courses offered by Pro Active Low Risk Driving. We have received information about the courses on offer in the coming weeks.
…additional courses have been added to manage overflow and future demand. The next Safer Drivers Course/s for young learner drivers at Batemans Bay will be held on the 24th and 25th August 2021 that creates the opportunity for 24 young adults to attend. The course on the 25th is FULL and the course on the 24th is filling quickly. We will respond further as demand dictates. I have attached posters for your convenience and distribution to the school community as well as a poster for our course at Narooma on the 7th September 2021 for any contacts you may know that seek to participate or other interested parties closer to that location.
Priors Bus company would also like to remind their passengers of the following expectations:
Attention Parents Important message from Priors Bus Service – 12 July 2021. Please be advised that it is mandatory to wear face masks on public transport. Please provide your children with a face mask and explain the importance of wearing it on the school bus. This is also to keep our drivers safe, as the bus is their workplace, and they will all be wearing mask to keep themselves, our community, and your children safe. All students are expected to wear face masks whilst on the bus. No student will be refused entry to the bus if they are not wearing one, however we cannot stress enough the importance of everyone one (students included) to do the right thing.
In the event of the NSW lockdown extending to Carroll College please be reassured in the knowledge that the Pastoral Care team will continue to support our students and families. This support will be offered through phone calls, emails and access to online resources.
Please remember to contact the College if you have any questions or concerns.
Assistant Principal Pastoral Care
On Monday 19 July we met as a whole school to celebrate the success of a number of students in the College. This year, the awards were divided into the following categories:
· Awards for Academic Excellence have been awarded to students who received an A grade for more than half their subjects in their Semester 1 Report.
· Receiving an A Grade for a subject.
· Endeavour Awards have been awarded to students who received a minimum of two “Usually” and the rest “Always” descriptors for Learning Habits.
· Endeavour Awards were awarded to a number of Year 12 students as their academic achievements will be recognised in their final awards assembly in Week 10, at the conclusion of their academic year.
Pastoral Care awards were also presented. These awards were for:
· attendance which has been awarded to students with an over 97% attendance rate and
· to the boy and girl with the highest Sentral Points in each year group.
A highlight of the assembly was the role that the Senior Leaders of the College took in reading and presenting awards to the students in their House groups. The assembly was a great opportunity to embrace the key principles of the College evident in our BRoulee ABC:
· Be Christlike
· Respect all
· Aim high
· Be proud
· Celebrate success
Stay Healthy HSC
The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) has recently advertised a new website to help students remain healthy, focused and resilient during the challenging time of sitting the HSC that has been developed by the NSW Government. I encourage students and parents to investigate the site to help support you through what is typically a very demanding time for families and is especially so this year due to the uncertainty facing students.
Term 3 has started with our St Vincent de Paul Annual Winter Appeal. Students have been raising money by purchasing Hot Milo’s from the canteen and donating money during homeroom each morning. Today we held our Winter Woolies Day, where staff and students joined together wearing Pyjama’s, onesies, oodies and warm winter clothing in support of St Vinnies. Students and staff have been extremely generous this year. We have raised well over $1000 and have piles of warm winter clothing, beanies, socks and scarves to give to St Vinnies.
I would like to thank all the families, students and staff who have donated so generously at this time of year and also Liarna Miller for her initiative with this event.
All money raised will help:
· 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.
The Year 9 CSYMI RE class is hoping to run other charitable events over the next two terms. Stay tuned for more information regarding these initiatives.
Today is also Liarna Miller’s last day at Carroll College. We would like to thank Liarna for her work and support with Faith Formation at the school. We wish her best as she continues her work with the younger students at St Bernard’s.
Acting Religious Education Coordinator
This week saw the community of Carroll College celebrate NAIDOC week. Yesterday the whole school came together to celebrate our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, staff and community by exploring this year's theme of “Heal Country”. The students presented a powerful presentation about how our past histories and actions have impacted not only our environment but our First Nations people who are connected to the land. To truly heal our country we need to help heal both its people and the land.
The students also presented the Carroll College community with a message stick which tells the story of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students as a means of conveying their hope for a brighter future, where they can all stand together as one nation.
During Dhurga lessons this week students explored the flags of our First Nation peoples and their symbolic significance. They have been using art as a way of expressing their connections to culture.
On July 14, the Year 11 Modern History class had the opportunity to speak with local military historian Gary Traynor about the Battle of Fromelles, a conflict that is commonly regarded as one of the worst twenty-four hour periods in Australia’s history. Mr Traynor spoke in great detail about the battle, providing expert insight into Australia’s first major involvement on the Western Front. He presented a number of maps, photographs, documents and relics, each of which contributed greatly to educating the students about Fromelles.
The class then took to the school oval, as Mr Traynor described the dangers faced by the soldiers of the Fifth Australian Division. The students were sent “over the top” as they walked across the field, under simulated gunfire. Mr Traynor also took the students of the class to the College flagpoles to read the names of and remember underage Australian army enlistees who were between the ages of sixteen and eighteen and had fallen during the Battle of Fromelles. Once Mr Traynor had departed, the students then visualised the conditions on the Western Front from a German perspective by watching the 1979 film “All Quiet on the Western Front.” This educated students on the horrors of trench warfare and the effects of alienation and injuries on returned soldiers.
The Modern History class would very much like to thank Mr Traynor for taking the time to speak with us, as it proved to be a most educational and worthwhile experience.
Inspiring the inspired – a Journey into Sustainability
Year 9 students from Carroll College have been invited to participate in the annual Year 9 Environment Camp scheduled for 31 August to 3 September 2021. The camp is fully funded by Eurobodalla Shire Council and hosted by The Crossing Land Education Trust. This year’s camp is titled Inspiring the inspired – a Journey into Sustainability and is an exciting opportunity for four Year 9 students interested in environmental and sustainability issues to join with students from secondary schools across the shire to attend ‘The Crossing’ for a three night and four day environmental education camp.
‘The Crossing’ is a permaculture designed sustainable camp. Students will experience activities centred around sustainable design, water conservation and renewable energy. The camp is located on the edge of farmland, a river and bushland in the Bermagui area. The camp facilities at The Crossing are unique. The program will be focused on putting sustainability into action for the students, and will foster their skills to protect and enhance the natural environment in their local school context. Gillian Kearney, Sustainability Education Officer at Eurobodalla Shire Council, will be meeting with interested students early in Term 3 with more information about the camp.
Last term Alex Castrisios received a Highly commended Award from The Illawarra and South East NSW Regional Training awards proudly hosted by the Illawarra Vocational Training Committee. Although we didn’t have the opportunity to celebrate in person, we were still able to see the awards and celebrate via zoom with the winners, committee and sponsors.
Our results were amazing! While we knew that both Alex and Claire from Trinity College were finalists, in the announcement of the finalists, they were the only 2 finalists in the category. This means that they were so outstanding from the other candidates that the others were not listed as finalists. We have up to 6 finalists per category.
Alex was awarded highly commended and Claire was the winner – VET in Schools student of the year.
From here, both students will be offered a range of opportunities stemming from the training awards. It will be up to them to see where these will lead. Claire will go on to the state competition.
We couldn’t be prouder of Alex. He has been a great ambassador for our school, the system and the opportunities that VET provides.
ANU Hybrid Open Day
In light of the ever-changing COVID19 situation, we are hosting a hybrid ANU Open Day on Saturday 14 August 2021, from 9am to 4pm. Prospective students and parents will be able to engage with ANU online and in-person to learn about our programs, experience student life and access virtual content.
We are keeping everyone in our thoughts at this difficult time and hope you are able to stay well and safe, and join us in-person or virtually. Register your interest below.
Term 3 fee statements were emailed on 22 July with a due date of Friday 13 August. 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.
Important message from Priors Bus Service – 12 July 2021
Please be advised that it is mandatory to wear face masks on public transport.
Please provide your children with a face mask and explain the importance of wearing it on the school bus.
This is also to keep our drivers safe, as the bus is their workplace, and they will all be wearing masks to keep themselves, our community, and your children safe.
All students are expected to wear face masks whilst on the bus. No student will be refused entry to the bus if they are not wearing one, however, we cannot stress enough the importance of everyone one (students included) to do the right thing.
Notification of further extension to North Head Drive road closure
Moruya’s North Head Drive will remain closed to through-traffic for another month due to excessive moisture in the road sub-base making the road unsuitable for sealing works.
North Head Drive is likely to remain closed until 20 August 2021.
In the meantime, commuters should continue to access the Moruya Airport, the racecourse or the speedway using the Princes Highway and Broulee Road, which will add a few extra minutes to their travel time to and from Moruya.
The road is closed from just south of the Moruya Airport intersection to just east of Quarry Park Reserve.
Road closures can be viewed online at any time by visiting our Road closures webpage.
Ph: 4474 7366