Dear Parents, Students and Friends
I hope today’s newsletter finds you well. It’s nice to have arrived at Friday knowing we are adapting well to remote learning and students are engaging positively. Thank you for your feedback. This has enabled us to adapt to the needs of our families in the most helpful and appropriate ways.
With students spending more time online through remote learning commitments, it is timely to remind all families about safe online practices and responsible behaviour. You can find useful resources via the Australian Government’s eSafety Commissioner website.
Fast Forward Program University of Canberra – Apply in Year 11
Last year, Bonnie Brewer of Year 12 made an application to the University of Canberra for the Fast Forward Program. Bonnie has now received confirmation of an offer to study a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science degree. Congratulations Bonnie!
Some students receive a number of university offers as early round offers are released. Recently you would have seen our College Facebook post detailing Bonnie’s August round offer of Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) / Bachelor of Human Nutrition. As part of the Fast Forward Program, Bonnie has now received an offer into the degree that was her first preference - fabulous news!
What is the Fast Forward Program?
This program may be of particular interest to our current Year 11 students. Year 11 students enrolled at schools in the ACT and surrounds (within a three-hour drive), can apply for the program, which will give them access to an early conditional offer into nominated UC courses.
Each year UC accepts 25 all-rounder Year 11 students into the program, giving them the opportunity to participate in a range of opportunities during senior school that will help prepare them for university life. There are also benefits once students reach UC to help them settle into their first year of study.
If students are admitted into the program, they will gain a guaranteed offer to their preferred course in September of their Year 12 year.
FFP Year 11 benefits include:
- an early conditional offer into your preferred UC degree (excluding ranked degrees)
- a UC merchandise pack including a UC hoodie, t-shirt, drink bottle and more
- a welcome seminar before the end of Year 11 hosted by university leaders, including an exclusive campus tour and lunch on our Bruce campus concourse.
FFP Year 12 benefits include:
- an early guaranteed offer into your preferred UC degree (excluding ranked degrees)
- free membership to the UC gym
- careers workshops
- activities with industry partners
- exclusive access to UC on-campus events for secondary school and college students.
FFP benefits in your first year at UC include:
- a $2,000 study grant (paid in your first year after the Census date)
- free admission to ticketed events during O-Week
- internship opportunities with UC industry partners.
Congratulations to Tom Tegal on receiving an offer to the University of Canberra to undertake a Bachelor of Software Engineering. An outstanding achievement Tom!
Her Excellency the Governor of New South Wales has written a message of support for the Year 12 students sitting for the Higher School Certificate.
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.
Award recipient’s name is added to the Carroll College honour roll board.
We continue to prioritise student, staff and community health and safety as COVID-19 continues to escalate in severity. Please remain vigilant as we work together for the protection of all.
Blessings on your home and family.
Meet Naomi Gill
Careers Advisor and VET Coordinator
Paid work first started as a teenager by being paid to babysit teachers' kids or umpire basketball games at the local stadium which helped to pass the time before and after my game, and before the bus would take me back to the boarding house on a Friday night.
After high school, I worked in woolsheds as a rouse-about, in hospitality at the local golf club and the local hotel until I went overseas to England to complete a gap year. I worked 6 days per week in a school office, in classes and in the boarding house in a school just outside of London. I would have every Friday off. On these days in the summer seasons, I would walk to the outskirts of the town and work the day berry picking. This was some of the hardest farm work I had ever done! I was lucky to experience working with a huge range of migrant workers who would travel from across Europe to work and try and create a better future for their families. Spending time with these wonderful people really showed me the power of education. This was a life lesson to see that many of these people who did not have the same opportunity in life, work so physically hard to make a better life for their children to get them to school and how valued this was.
On my return from travelling the world I settled into university studies at CSU in Bathurst, working again in hospitality and as a rouse-about to pay the bills. I became a swim instructor and spent summers travelling rural NSW teaching children how to swim or working on grain silos during harvest season. Being an entrepreneur, I would also take up opportunities to do end of financial year stock counts for agricultural supply companies. Technology has limited these opportunities now but counting every nut, bolt, tie, ear tag and everything else in the shop in one night, was quiet a process that developed patience and persistent.
Before finishing my teaching degree, I discovered an opportunity that enabled me to start teaching casual days as a teacher at a local high school. I jumped at any casual teaching opportunity to get experience. I was then successful in gaining my first teaching appointment in PDHPE. I took on boarding house duties at this school as an extra role.
After 8 years of teaching, I completed a qualification in Conveyancing Law at Macquarie University whilst teaching.
Next, I was offered an opportunity to work in the Careers Advising role for a long service replacement. I loved it and was very fortunate to gain a role Careers Advising and have been doing this for the last 6 years. This has resulted in further study in a Graduate Certificate of Careers Development. The careers' role, and a very persuasive colleague, gave me an opportunity to link back into my hospitality experience and training, so I was able to update my VET training and teach VET in schools in the last 4 years which is a wonderful area to teach in. I get the wonderful privilege of working with young people around their hopes and dreams whilst continuing to encourage lifelong learning regardless of life and career pathways.
In the last few weeks, whilst we have been waiting to see if we were going to be affected by a lockdown, the staff and Pastoral team have carefully considered the support that we could offer our students and families. Staying connected with teachers and peers is important for our students.
Connection begins each day with Homeroom. Even though this meeting is not in person, the format is familiar to everyone. The same friendly faces are there, we have an opportunity to share prayer and each others news, a joke or a short game. Homeroom teachers can troubleshoot any problems students may have or direct them to their Pastoral Coordinator. Our House Captains and Pastoral Coordinators drop by to offer encouragement. So far the feedback we have received has been very positive and Homeroom continues to be an important experience in everyone’s day. Hopefully, everyone has read Mrs Heffernan’s emails to our community outlining the expectations around students using online learning environments.
The Pastoral Coordinators are continuing to monitor the needs of their House groups. When and where needs arise they will contact students and families to offer support. To contact this group please use the College number and leave a message that will be passed on. The Pastoral Coordinators have been issued a College phone to use during lockdown to return calls. In addition to this Tania Chalker our Student Welfare officer and Naomi Bee, the College Counsellor from Catholic Care will continue to work remotely to support our students. Naomi can be contacted via the College number and will return your call.
There are a lot of resources and ideas around to help us all cope with the changes and restrictions lockdown brings. The following four words are worth considering;
Routine – rather than allowing ourselves to stay in bed all day we are advised to create a routine that provides structure to our day and through this a sense of comfort. In lockdown, our routine can include waking at a regular time and getting up, getting dressed and completing our usual tasks that get us ready for the day.
Exercise – working from home via online learning and work can make us more sedentary than we are used to. We need to take a break from screen time. Within the current restrictions, we need to get up and move, play with the dog, learn some new dance moves, do some gardening.
Connection – being with our friends and family is very important. Covid restrictions require us to be physically distanced from each other. We can still be social. We can connect via Zoom/TEAMS for dinners, games nights and a chat with friends. Checking in on each other is so important.
Create – by nature human beings are creative. Lockdown offers an opportunity to draw, paint, colour, design, build, cook, write, choreograph. Rumour has it that Sir Isaac Newton invented calculus during the plague. If Mathematics is not your thing then some may like to use this time to learn to sign in Auslan via the TikTok app released by Optus
How To Access The Optus #SignYes Filter
- Open the TikTok app.
- Search ‘SignYes’ in the discovery tab, or when selecting a lens to find the filter.
- To activate the filter, make the Auslan sign for ‘Yes’ (moving your fist up and down).
- The filter will now teach you how to sign each gesture and explain its meaning
To close, we have all seen the harrowing scenes of the recent events in Afghanistan. Can we please keep in our prayers the people of Afghanistan particularly the women and young girls who in the past two decades have felt emboldened to get an education, become professionals or walk on the streets not accompanied by a man. The women now fear for their lives. We often take our freedoms for granted. Access to education is part of the Universal Declaration of Human rights and the education of girls is fundamental to the success of building strong societies as educated mothers go on to teach their children.
Pope Francis encourages us all to pray for peace in Afghanistan and a future of hope for all.
Assistant Principal Pastoral Care
A big thank you to all students and parents for the fantastic start to Remote Learning. We have had a few very minor hiccups but by far the majority of the feedback from staff and students has been positive. Please encourage your child to be ready for their TEAMS meetings on time and to engage with their teachers. If there are any issues, students should use the chat function or Google Classroom to let their teachers know. Parents can also contact teachers if issues arise.
Please monitor how your child is coping with remote learning. We are juggling both their academic needs and their health and well-being, and we do not want one to impact the other. If possible, get your child to leave the computer in the breaks. Go for a walk or play outside in the backyard. Anything to break the screen time and get some fresh air. If you notice any issues, please contact your child’s teachers and Pastoral Coordinator as soon as possible so we can put appropriate strategies in place to help your child.
With the unknown nature of the length of this lockdown, we have made the decision to postpone the upcoming Year 10 Minimum Standards Tests, the Year 11 End of Year Examinations, and the Year 7-10 PAT Spelling tests until next term.
NESA has advised that teachers will provide marks for their students’ HSC performance exams, oral language exams, and a number of major projects and submitted works to protect the health and safety of everyone involved. The flowchart attached shows how NESA is treating each major work and how they are going to allow for disruptions due to COVID. If you have any questions, please contact the relevant teacher or me. They have also advised that the HSC exams will be going ahead. In a zoom meeting with NESA CEO's Paul Martin, he said that it will be the absolute last resort to cancel the exams. With this in mind, please ensure your Year 12 child is maintaining a balance between Remote Learning, HSC study, healthy living and downtime. Again, if you have concerns, please be in contact with us as early as possible.
Please keep safe and healthy in these uncertain times.
Assistant Principal Curriculum and Learning
With children home and engaging in remote learning, parents and caregivers might be picking up more on some of the day-to-day occurrences that they ordinarily do not witness. One of these might be students attending Homeroom each morning for roll call, pastoral care, and daily prayer.
Daily prayer is an important and proud feature of life at Carroll College. Each day we begin by focussing on our faith and in the tradition of the Catholic Church, calling on the saints and role models of the Church to pray for us and be with us during our day.
Some of our students and families are very familiar with prayer in the Catholic tradition whilst some are less so. Regardless, we want all students and families to feel comfortable with and understand why Carroll College engages in daily prayer. I have provided some information about what is happening during prayer and the background of some of these traditions.
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN.
In the Catholic tradition, prayer is central to developing a relationship with God. At Carroll College, we pray regularly. All prayers at the College begin and end in the same way. We begin by making the Sign of the Cross.
What is the Sign of the Cross?
The Sign of the Cross is a Christian statement of faith. This sign is used by a number of Christian denominations and always by Catholics. It is believed to be a very ancient gesture going back to the first apostles. When a new follower of Christ was baptised, leaders would ‘mark’ them for Christ by tracing this shape across their body or forehead.
There is quite deep theology behind the gesture, but ultimately it is an expression of our Creed - our key beliefs as Christians. By making this sign, we acknowledge that we believe in God the Father, the Creator of all, God the Son, Jesus Christ and in God the Holy Spirit, God’s presence with us here on earth. By saying the words and making this sign on our bodies we are reminding ourselves that we are in the presence of God and we are calling God into our lives.
Are students expected to make this gesture?
Ideally, yes. As members of this Christian community, we are all called to support the beliefs stated above. We truly hope that students feel comfortable making this sign because we believe that it is God who supports us in our work and that we are proud of calling upon God to be with us in all we do. If your child does not feel comfortable with making the sign of the cross, they will never be made to do so. Of course we respect the autonomy of our students in terms of personal beliefs; however, it is expected that this respect is reciprocal and that all students are reverent and understanding of the beliefs of our community.
Can non-Catholics make this sign?
Yes. There is no problem with a non-Catholic/Christian making the sign of the cross. If you feel comfortable embracing the beliefs held within this gesture, you are more than welcome to join us in making it.
Prayer can have many definitions. St. John Damascene described prayer as, “the raising of one's mind and heart to God.” Homeroom prayers can be about any number of things. They might be inspired by scripture, a Feast Day, the liturgical season or current events. Regardless of the prayer topic, all prayers at the College conclude in the same way.
How we begin and finish a prayer at Carroll College
Prayer always begins with the Sign of the Cross. At the end of the prayer, we say:
Reader: Father Francis Carroll All: Pray for us
Reader: Caroline Chisholm All: Pray for us
Reader: St Mary of the Cross Mackillop All: Pray for us
Reader: St Francis Xavier All: Pray for us
All: May we always remember to pray for each other.
Reader: Live Jesus in our hearts... All: forever.
During this time of remote learning, daily prayer during Homeroom is still taking place. We are all reading the same prayer across the school community at approximately 8:50 am each morning. I hope that practice reminds students and staff that despite not being together physically, we are still joined in a common action, with a common focus each day. I hope they find support in knowing that every student across the school is joined in prayer for just a moment and that they can still feel a sense of community from this shared experience.
Religious Education Coordinator
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop
“Never see a need without doing something about it.”
On August 8 we commemorate the Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop (marking the anniversary of her death in 1909). St Mary MacKillop is Australia’s first Saint after being Canonised by Pope Benedict XVI on 17 October 2010. On her feast day, we honour and celebrate her legacy and good works. The eldest of 8 children, Mary understood human frailty and the need to reach out and support those less fortunate.
At just 24, Mary established a school for children of the poor and less privileged in Penola, South Australia. She was also the co-founder of the Josephites, the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart.
Mary and her Sisters would establish orphanages and homes for the destitute as well as establishing refuges for ex-inmates of Australia’s grim nineteenth-century prisons.
Often met with opposition and acting contrary to many societal norms, Mary’s strong faith, courage and dignity helped her face these most daunting of challenges, including ex-communication. She was a trailblazer of her time who truly carried out the work of Jesus.
Through her vocation as a Sister of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, Mary MacKillop impacted and improved the lives of countless Australians. Her legacy lives on through many Catholic schools across Australia including here at Carroll College.
As the Pastoral Coordinator of MacKillop, I work closely with a team dedicated to meeting the pastoral needs of our students, ever inspired by the works of Mary MacKillop.
Mr Greg McAteer
MacKillop Pastoral Coordinator
The Visual Arts department has been working towards creating sculptures and 3-dimensional art works. Many of these works have been made for the well known Art Competition “Sculpture for Clyde” in mind.
Year 9 and 10 elective classes have created their own personal ceramic totem pieces that have then been combined to create Totem poles. These poles were to be entered into the Sculptures for Clyde competition. Unfortunately, this event has been postponed due to current circumstances. The works will, however, be displayed virtually through the organisers (more details to come). We will be displaying all the sculptures in the HUB for viewing.
All students are to be congratulated on their hard work, success and cooperative approach to this unit of work.
Congratulations to Callum Moore and Kye Bruce who have been successful in attaining an offer of full-time apprenticeships this week.
Year 10 Work Experience
Year 10 Work Experience Paperwork is due for those students who wish to make arrangements.
ANU Year 12 Student Webinar What's Next
The sessions for students will cover a range of topics, including information about what happens next with their applications and offers, a student panel Q&A with current ANU students, and staff from ANU Engagement & Success to speak about support services at ANU.
The student sessions will begin on Monday 30 August and run each afternoon at 4:00 PM throughout the week (all times AEST).
- Monday 30 August: ANU Application Information
- Tuesday 31 August: ANU Student Panel Q&A
- Wednesday 1 September: ANU Application Information (repeated session)
- Thursday 2 September: ANU Student Support Services
- Friday 3 September: ANU Application Information (repeated session)
More information about the sessions and the registration link can be found at https://www.anu.edu.au/study/events/whats-next-anu-offers-and-acceptances
Transport for NSW
Apprentice and Trainee Recruitment closing 22nd August
Our programs allow people to complete a nationally recognised qualification whilst getting paid and gaining valuable hands-on experience with Transport for NSW.
This could be your opportunity to start a career working with government providing critical transport infrastructure and shaping the future of Transport in regional NSW.
We are excited to introduce a new program next year, Project Management.
This program will allow you to apply the knowledge gained through their studies relating to managing and delivering project life cycles, into real life situations and projects that positively impact the community of NSW.
We are also offering; Business, Bridge Carpentry, Civil Construction, Electrical and Heavy Diesel programs.
Please view our brochure which contains detailed information regarding each of our programs.
Applications are now open and will close on the 22nd of August 2021.
How to apply
To apply, please visit our Transport Jobs Board
If you have an enquiry, or would like to know more, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
EngineeringOur fabulous Engineers working across major projects and in iconic companies, have lined up in response to ongoing restrictions and their impact on our school students. They aim to provide an insight into this wide-ranging profession, and opportunities that lie ahead for our aspiring, future engineers!
Every Monday between 5-6pm, from 30 August to 29 November, school students and their parents, teachers and advisors, can join us via Zoom.
Engineering your Future program – click here calendar of events
What is Engineering – and why should you care?
EyF focuses on the huge variety of disciplines and the transferability of the skills/knowledge within each; how Engineers lead teams, mega projects, large corporations, and their own businesses; how the internationally accredited qualification is a passport to work wherever you wish; and how Engineers innovate, improve and support our communities, Australia and the world.
Yes, Engineering is a good news story!
Information from UAC.
Schools Recommendation Scheme
This is a reminder that SRS deadlines are only weeks away:
- Applications close Tuesday 14th September - School is rating on this day.
If your students apply through SRS for the following institutions, they will need to meet additional selection criteria.
- Complete the HSC or IB at a school in NSW in 2021.
- Receive an ATAR or IB score in 2021.
- Be eligible through the UAC Educational Access Scheme for at least one of the following:
– Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA)
– disadvantaged school code SO1C (attended an Australian rural school during Year 11 and/or 12 or equivalent) or disadvantaged school code S01R (attended an Australian rural or regional school during Year 11 and/or 12 or equivalent)
– financial hardship disadvantage (F01A, F01B, F01C or F01D).
- If they are applying under the financial hardship category, submit an EAS application and supporting documents by 11.59pm on Sunday 19 September to confirm their eligibility for consideration under the E12 Scheme in time for UAC conditional offers on 12 November.
- Meet any subject-related prerequisites for their chosen University of Sydney course.
- Complete and upload the E12 questionnaire.
- Be eligible through the UAC Educational Access Scheme for at least one of the following:
– school environment disadvantage (S01C) (application automatically generated by UAC for eligible students)
– socio-economic disadvantage (AG01) (application automatically generated by UAC for eligible students)
– financial hardship disadvantage (F01A, F01B, F01C, F01D, F01K or F01S) (submit EAS application before 31 October 2021).
- Be rated by their school as suitable for tertiary study.
- Include a UTS preference in their UAC application by 4 November 2021.
- Achieve a minimum ATAR of 69.00 (80.00 for Law).
- Complete the HSC at a school in NSW in 2021.
- Receive an ATAR in 2021.
- Attend a Gateway School or be eligible through the UAC Educational Access Scheme (EAS) for Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA). Note:This EAS application will automatically be generated by UAC based on the student's home address and the student will be notified of their eligibility by email.
- Upload a personal statement answering three questions.
- Upload a digital portfolio (for degrees in Art & Design and Built Environment).
New early entry scheme
UTS has just launched an early entry scheme for all students based on Year 11 results only. Students from interstate will need to supply their Year 11 results. Offers are conditional upon achieving a minimum ATAR. Students must apply directly to UTS.
Early bird closing
Just a reminder that early bird applications close in just six weeks. Please remind your students to submit their application by 30 September so that they only pay the early bird fee of $70.
Download key dates fact sheet
If you or your students have missed any Let's Chat webinars, don't panic. We have made them all available via our UAC Digital YouTube channel.
On the UAC Digital YouTube page, you will also find two recorded presentations to use with your students while we are unable to visit your school:
Our next Let's Chat webinar is on Alternative Pathways to University: 18 Aug 2021 at 6pm. Pathway courses are for applicants who don't meet the minimum requirements for entry into a bachelor degree. Listen to university reps and learn about certificate, diploma and preparation courses.
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 College recommends a regular payment approach to managing your school fees and to reduce the financial burden that delaying fee payments may cause. For example, a regular weekly or fortnightly payment through Direct Debit, BPay or Qkr! can assist in managing your school fees. 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 determining fee payment amounts in managing their school fee payments. If you are unable to pay off your school fees in full by the end of the year, you will need to setup a Fee Agreement with the College. A fee agreement assists both the College and families in managing school fees. Please contact our finance team via email@example.com to obtain Fee Agreement Form.
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.
Change in Circumstances – Request for Split Billing
Where there has been a change to your family circumstances and you require split billing, this creates a variation to your school fee obligations from initial enrolment. Please request the Split Billing Request Form which needs to be signed and dated by both parents/guardians to take effect. This form requires parents to indicate the percentage split for fees and acknowledges your obligations relating to fees, levies and charges incurred while your child is enrolled at the College. Please contact our finance team via firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a Split Billing Request Form.
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.
Moruya’s North Head Drive will reopen at the end of the week as planned.
The road will operate under traffic control for a few weeks from Saturday 21 August while final works are undertaken.
We thank you for your patience during this project and hope you enjoy the upgraded road.
Ph: 4474 7366
vulcan street moruya nsw 2537 | po box 99 moruya nsw 2537
Eurobodalla Shire Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we work.