- Principal's Letter
- Staff Profile
- Carroll College Alumni Spotlight
- Carroll College Honour Roll 2021 – Recognising Achievements of CCB Alumni
- Assistant Principal Pastoral Care Report
- Thank you Mrs Heffernan
- Assistant Principal Curriculum News
- RE Matters!
- Student Welfare News
- English News
- Hospitality News
- Visual Arts News
- VET and Career News
- Finance News
- Qkr! News
- Community News
Dear Parents, Students and Friends
Staff prayer this week focused on the theme of Adversity. A very appropriate theme during these difficult times. What spoke to me in particular, was this little graphic. How true it is that our experiences, good or bad, all contribute to forming the people we are. Wisdom can’t be achieved in any other way than through our experiences. Looking at the positives, this pandemic is teaching our children a lot about being resilient, having gratitude, the value of community, empathy, perseverance, and the fragility of humanity. We’re all in this together and I’m proud to say that our Carroll team have been extraordinary in their care and support of our families. I thank you for thanking them! Your emails of support and encouragement have been truly appreciated.
Student Leadership Team 2021/22
Following a comprehensive selection process, I am thrilled to announce our new Student Leadership team who will take carriage of the roles and responsibilities of our current Year 12 SLT during next term. Congratulations to our new leaders!
National Youth Science Forum 2021
Congratulations to Makadde Ethell of Year 11 for being accepted into the National Youth Science Forum.
Carroll College has a long association with the National Youth Science Forum and is grateful for sponsorship of our students by our local Rotary Clubs. It is wonderful that Makadde is continuing this association this year.
The National Youth Science Forum is an opportunity for young people who have a passion for Science to:
- participate in tours of science and technology facilities
- learn about cutting edge research
- engage with industry partners and research providers
- learn about university and STEM career pathways
- mix with other like-minded students from all over Australia
- network with former NYSF participants to further increase understanding of STEM-related study and career experiences.
Being accepted into the NYSF is very prestigious. Makadde has been offered this opportunity against thousands of applicants and after being interviewed by the NYSF organisers.
An exceptional achievement. Congratulations, Makadde!
Year 12 HSC Major Works
Congratulations to our Year 12 students who handed in their major HSC works yesterday for Industrial Technology and Design and Technology. An incredible achievement!
Emma O'Keefe - Modern Rocking Chair
Sam Crooke - Trinket Box with hidden compartments
Harry Gleeson - Modern Hall Table
Lachlan King - Lowline Console
Meg Phillips - Doesn't want anyone to know as it is for her dad's birthday!
Caleb Piper - Coffee Table with personal cultural significance
Design and Technology
Harry Haultain - Redesign of School Basketball courts
Madeleine Forner - Fire Resistant Dog Coat
Tom Tegel - Hasty Hen Hutch. A hutch to enable owners to move their fowl quickly in an emergency
Tyler Mannion - Basketball Inspired LED Lamp
Sam Crooke - Podiatry Chair with storage
Bree McFadyen - Dirt Bags. A gardening kit to encourage teenagers to grow their own food and think sustainably
Ben Rogerson - A design for a senior common room
All the best to you all as we continue remote learning into Week 9. There will be another government announcement next week to confirm plans beyond 10 September for our LGA. We continue to prioritise student, staff and community health and safety. Please take care and remain vigilant as we work together for the protection of all.
Happy Father's Day to our Carroll College dads this Sunday!
Meet Mr Robert Wales
My career path to becoming a Maths teacher has been fairly linear when compared to others. I wasn’t quite sure at the beginning, but once I was in the classroom, I knew it was where I was supposed to be. Sometimes I think about other careers I may have chosen instead - a chippy? an engineer? an architect? Sure enough they are all maths related.
I have now been teaching for 23 years, wow time flies when you’re teaching maths. I have taught over 2000 students and have refined many of my maths puns. I love maths, I love teaching, I love learning, I love the relationships you build with students and most of all I love seeing the many light bulb moments students have in class when they ‘get it’.
Mathematics has been my rock, the thing I could always count on! I enjoy the beauty of numbers and I enjoy the problem solving side of mathematics. I should have known that I would end up in a mathematical career. If you have a passion for something it will always shine through.
I was 16 when I got my first job, working at Big W as a checkout operator. Back then there were no fancy scanners. I had to type in an eight digit code for every item purchased by shoppers, my pay was well earned at Christmas time. On the bright side I was working with numbers all day long!
A couple of years later I began working at Kmart as a night filler. I would go to university during the day and work at night. This got me through my entire first university degree. A Bachelor of Arts in Education, specialising in Mathematics of course.
At the completion of this degree, I began my career path to becoming a teacher, I was only 21, time to enter the real world. Wanting a change, I applied for rural teaching jobs in Western Australia and was hired by a small Catholic College in a little coal mining town 2.5hrs south of Perth. As many first-year teachers, I was thrown into the deep end having to teach Mathematics, Science, Outdoor Education and Computing.
After two years I was missing my family and friends, so I decided to move back to Perth where I gained a job at a Catholic College on the coast, our staffroom had ocean views and students could choose surfing as an elective. During the 8 years spent there I began to refine my teaching skills and was even more excited by the possibilities of making mathematics enjoyable and accessible to all.
Not being one who is afraid of change, I decided to see if I could really make a difference helping students with mathematics by starting my own business. I applied for a government grant, and to my surprise, got it. Homework Helpers was born. What a great time, working with students individually or in small groups to help them understand and access mathematics. I had five other passionate teachers working with me and we even ran a maths club after school, my dream.
Four years later the time came to move to the ACT. It was a sad day to say goodbye to the many students who were a part of Homework Helpers. What a great learning experience it was as it taught me a lot about how students learn and about the many different ways they view mathematics.
I take my hat off to anyone who runs their own business. It’s a lot of hard work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Don’t be afraid to explore different paths. Don’t spend your life thinking the grass is always greener elsewhere. You won’t know unless you give it a go.
Six years teaching maths in the ACT at both Saint Francis Xavier and Daramalan College reignited my passion for teaching mathematics in the classroom. I had the privilege of working with some of the most passionate and knowledgeable maths teachers around.
All good things must come to an end and it was time for a change. A mathematics teaching job came up at Carroll College and the rest is history.
When I was in school, I wished every period would be maths. 23 years later, I’m in school and every period is maths. You see, dreams really do come true!
Alumni Profile: Tom Lowe
Year Completed Carroll College: 2007
Occupation: Marketing Manager, EY Australia
What are you currently doing? Based in Sydney, I lead the marketing strategy for EY in the NSW market. EY is one of the largest professional services organisations in the world, with over 300,000 staff in 150 countries. The firm operates in a very competitive environment, so my role is focused on running high-impact campaigns and activities that build the brand of EY and demonstrate what sets us apart.
What is a typical day like in your role? Luckily, no two days are ever the same in my role. On a typical day, I might be working with my team to plan a marketing campaign, writing a speech for one of my bosses, balancing budgets or meeting with a creative agency to develop marketing collateral.
What’s the best advice you can give someone who just started their career? Build up your network, never say no to a good opportunity and find time to balance your professional achievements with having fun. You only live once! Travelling and having adventures will give you stories to share, memories to cherish and new perspectives to learn from.
What energises you at work? Working with fun, smart and creative people. It’s hard to not be picked up and propelled forward when you’re surrounded by passionate people who genuinely care about what they do.
What interests do you have outside of work? Stemming from my Business Studies days at Carroll… I love tracking the stock market and trying to predict which companies will boom or bust. Otherwise, I take every chance I get to visit Batemans Bay on weekends to enjoy beach runs, kayaking and tennis. No trip home is complete without going to the Mossy Café though!
What is your fondest memory of Carroll College? The canteen!!! My friends and I still talk about the chocolate brownies, sun fruits, flame-grilled chicken burgers and lasagne! Otherwise, I’ll always be thankful for the lifelong friends I made at Carroll, through to Year 12.
If you want to get in touch with me or have a chat about a career in marketing, connect with Tom on LinkedIn.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Lyrics from two songs resonate with our experience of lockdown at the moment – ‘you don’t know what you have until it’s gone ‘and ‘we’re all in this together’. When the routine of school, lessons and work sometimes feels unrelenting we can find ourselves wishing and dreaming it all away. As we head into more online learning one positive to come out of the situation we find ourselves in is an opportunity to reflect on what being at school together really means and what it gives us; connection to our peers and colleagues, routine, motivation and a strong sense of belonging. I am sure that lockdown has given all of us time to step back and reflect knowing that ‘we are all in it together’ and looking forward to a return to ‘our normal’, back at school with all its ups and downs.
On Thursday 9 September Australia will be celebrating R U OK Day. This year, more than ever, we need to embrace this question, check on each other and take the time to listen to the answer and ask the next question. This resource helps to provide ways to start these conversations that may change someone’s life. A conversation could change a life | R U OK?
Our Catholic care Councillor Naomi Bee continues to be available to our students and families during lockdown. Naomi has collected a range of resources and links that can be accessed for those looking for more support during lockdown.
- Headspace - https://headspace.org.au/young-people/how-to-cope-with-stress-related-to-covid-19/
- Kids’ Helpline - https://kidshelpline.com.au/coronavirus
- Reach Out - https://au.reachout.com/articles/10-ways-to-take-care-of-yourself-during-coronavirus
- Beyond Blue - Supporting you through the Coronavirus pandemic - Beyond Blue
- Emerging Minds – (generally for younger children but still some useful info here) https://emergingminds.com.au/resources/supporting-children-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/?utm_source=AIFS+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=8afc3d66b4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_24_11_56&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3ad49f5cbc-8afc3d66b4-211457747
- APS - https://mcusercontent.com/7d4f5060bba06cf69555b0936/files/0603cbba-10df-456a-bf2a-80ac53b91f0c/Parent_Tips_CEDP.pdf?utm_source=AIFS+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=8afc3d66b4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_24_11_56&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3ad49f5cbc-8afc3d66b4-211457747
- WHO - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/healthy-parenting
Each morning I have the pleasure of visiting Homerooms. Our Homeroom teachers are always so positive greeting their students, engaging them in conversation, finding fun things to do together, ensuring that everyone is ready for the day and following up on any issues of concern. Their commitment to their students is amazing and I am sure is something the students will remember beyond the lockdown.
I would also like to acknowledge the Pastoral Team and the dedication they are continuing to show to our students and staff. These leaders and support services are constantly monitoring the needs of our students and families and responding in effective ways. Please feel free to reach out if you have any concerns.
Recently our Year 12 students have been made aware of the 2021 Batemans Bay Youth Foundation Grant. Each year the students who are successful in applying for this grant benefit from funds that assist them with the costs of career training or further study beyond school. Last year students from Carroll College featured in the list of recipients and we encourage our 2021 Year 12 students to apply and we hope they are successful. A big thank you to the Foundation that is committed to supporting our local youth beyond school.
Spring is finally here and we encourage all our students to ensure that they have some no screen time each day and venture outside to get some fresh air and sunshine whilst maintaining their compliance with regulations.
Assistant Principal Pastoral Care
Thank you to all students and parents for your ongoing efforts in this remote learning environment. Please ensure you are getting enough time away from the screen and getting out into the sunshine and taking advantage of this beautiful spring weather.
NESA will be releasing the revised HSC examination timetable early this month. As soon it is released, students will be able to access their individual exam timetable on Students-on-Line. We are still working on the logistics of what Year 12 classes will look like next term. We are in communication with Catholic Education and the other CECG secondary schools. When details are finalized, we will email all Year 12 students and parents with the details.
We are currently working on an updated Remote Timetable for the start of Term 4 to better reflect the original timetable so that all courses get to see their students on a more regular basis. We will be emailing all students a new timetable in Week 10, for the start of Term 4. Parents will be emailed so they can check with their child that they have received it.
We are looking at what we can do about the postponed Parent Teacher evenings from earlier in the term. We are waiting to see if our region comes out of the lockdown on 10 September before a final decision is made. At the moment, it looks like we will hold them over until next term. More information will be emailed out when the Government makes the announcement about our regional lockdown.
Please keep safe,
Curriculum and Achievement
"St. Joseph and Baby Jesus" by Jason Jenicke
Father’s Day is close upon us. This year’s celebrations and traditions will no doubt be quite different from previous years. At this time of year schools often reflect upon the many faces of fatherhood and the wonderful men who guide, love and care for the students in our school. Carroll College recognises these men with our annual Father’s Day Breakfast which would have been held this week. Whilst we are unable to host the event this year, we still pay our respects to and give thanks for the fathers of Carroll College.
Another father who plays a highly significant role within the Catholic Church is St Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus. On 8 December 2020, Pope Francis published an Apostolic Letter, Patris corde (With a Father’s Heart). Each year at this time, the Pope declares a new theme for the Church. Pope Francis declared the year from 8 December 2020 - 8 December 2021, the Year of St Joseph. The Pope has chosen to recognise St Joseph in this special way and to acknowledge the 150th anniversary of the declaration of St Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church.
The Vatican News website has written a wonderful reflection on Patris corde. A link to the article is below. Of the many wonderful reflections on the Apostolic letter found in the article, this passage resonated with me:
Fathers are not born, but made,” says Pope Francis. “A man does not become a father simply by bringing a child into the world, but by taking up the responsibility to care for that child.”…Children, the Pope says, need fathers who will not try to dominate them, but instead raise them to be “capable of deciding for themselves, enjoying freedom and exploring new possibilities.
St Joseph is a wonderful model of fatherhood. He was a man dedicated to the protection, development and well-being of others. St Joseph’s selflessness and love for Mary and Jesus make him one of the most admired of Saints. As the patron Saint of fathers, he is recognised and honoured at this time, along with all the fathers who are part of the Carroll College community.
Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”
Religious Education Coordinator
Year 8 has been studying the Australian film, Yolngu Boy in English. Here are some of the students’ Nonet poems written in response to the film.
A Nonet poem is a nine-line poem, where the first line contains nine syllables, and each successive line must have one less syllable, until the final line of just the one syllable.
Three boys of a tribe bonded as friends
Keen to be Yolngu hunters
Lorrpu, Milika and Botj
Life separates their paths
They find their way back
Trip to Darwin!
Emily Borg (Year 8)
The three of us are one with the land
We rely on our bush teachings
Darwin is where we’re going
Gods appear in our dreams
Animals, we hunt
Angus Blythe (Year 8)
Yolngu Boy - a film of courage
Three boys escaping to Darwin
Trying to find a fresh start
Learning to live off the land
Botj, Lorrpu, Milika
They fight to survive:
Will McAteer (Year 8)
Lorrpu, Milika and Botj hunting
Botj runs off and gets in trouble
Botj is in trouble - lets go!
Lorrpu is worried
So is Milika
“This isn’t good.”
“Let’s go look”
Marissa McDonald (Year 8)
Lorrpu and friends running to Darwin
When the force catches up to them
They scramble and hide for shade
Botj is hurt - he must rest!
We need food to eat
Lorrpu, go hunt!
Joshua Nguyen (Year 8)
Milika’s friend Botj will self-destruct
Hanging outside of his gaol cell;
Breaking in, it's time to run
Through unknown Aussie bush
Leave behind your life,
Create new bonds
Please, don't die!
Aliza Vagg (Year 8)
We hope you enjoyed our Nonet poems.
Mr Stephen Knight
Year 11 Hospitality students have been cooking remotely this week, cooking a lovely family dinner, 'Creamy chicken traybake' with leeks and mushrooms.
It was a fun activity to do together and the parents were happy to have a family meal prepared.
A lovely bit of feedback from Tamara Duncombe’s mum Megan is below;
"Just sending you this email with some feedback for today’s Creamy and risoni bake made by Tamara. It was a very tasty meal and a very easy family dinner. Tamara did a great job in making, serving, presentation and cleaning up. I had mine with some steamed green vegetables. I’m sure all the families would have enjoyed".
And from student Grace Reid, “The meal was excellent.”
The recommendation was for more vegetables to be added, maybe carrots etc.
Mrs Kenna and I hope that you try the recipe with your family this week, the recipe is below.
In the next Year 11 remote practical cooking class, students have requested that we make a Lemon meringue pie. Charlotte Jones has supplied the recipe which I am sure will be delicious.
Take care and happy cooking!
Regards the Hospo team
This week brings more wonderful news from the Visual Arts Department.
The following seven students from Carroll College have entered art works in the Little Sellers Art Prize and succeeded in becoming finalists.
Finalists 16-18 year age group
Amelia Berry was then awarded the Winner of this section. Well done to these students.
The finalists from the 13-15 year age group
Please follow the link to have a look through the virtual tour at the BAS in Moruya.
Our Visual Arts students work was submitted into the Sculpture for Clyde Exhibition which unfortunately was cancelled. It is now being run as an online gallery. You can see the sculptures here.
Lizette Richards and Miriam Shilling
Moruya Rotary Scholarships
Moruya Rotary invite Year 12 students from Carroll College Broulee to apply for a Moruya Rotary Scholarship which could assist with expenses involved with further study. There will be two scholarships offered for 2022, each of $4000 over two years. Successful applicants will be selected by application and interview in October this year. Please use the Guidelines and Application Form for these scholarships and applications are to be submitted by 30 September 2021.
ACU Virtual One-on-One Consultations
In response to the ongoing disruption to the 2021 Year 12 cohort, Australian Catholic University (ACU) will be launching Virtual One-on-One Consultations. These are available for all students in both NSW and ACT from Wednesday 1 September 2021.
Virtual consultations will be an opportunity for students to talk to one of our friendly staff members or current students virtually about the courses they are interested in, individual requirements and circumstances, admission pathway options (including our early entry program), how to apply, student life and any other queries they might have about studying at ACU.
Students will be able to book a 30-minute virtual consult with an ACU staff member. Our consults will be running from 10am to 5.30pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in September.
They can select a suitable time and date for a Virtual One-on-One Consultation below:
Should there be high demand for these bookings, we may continue to offer consults past September.
Engineering your Future webinar series - now live!
The Engineering your Future platform is now live!
Every Monday at 5pm there will be a 1hr information session on various aspects and disciplines of Engineering.
These events will start Monday 30 August and conclude on Monday 29 November.
To Register on the platform Click Here
Then Log in.
. You will be asked to input your email address (the one you used to register)
. A One Time Passcode will be sent to your inbox from ea.Jomablue – check spam/junk if they do not receive in a couple of minutes.
. Input the OTP on right hand side of screen under your email address
Navigating Engineering your Future
Once you log in, you should have a look around! There is loads of information!
. Explanations of each Monday session
. Photos & introductions of the speakers involved
. Introductions to our accredited Engineering Universities (ACT, NSW, NT)
. Links to the companies showcased in the weekly sessions
. and great videos of our Inventors & Innovators (I am often asked why there is not a degree in Invention –it is because it is called Engineering!!)
If you have any questions or experience any difficulties registering or logging in - please contact email@example.com
Consider a GAP YEAR!
The New GAP Year site has been launched and has some exciting ideas for students to look forward to in the coming year. Check out the website:
Career Webinar - Hairdressing, Barbering or Beauty Services - 13th September 4-5pm
There will be a Career Webinar for students who are considering a career in Hairdressing, Barbering or Beauty Services. This session will include information on accessing School Based Apprenticeships (SBA) and post-school pathways in apprenticeships and traineeships.
For information on presenters and the QR code to register on Eventbrite, please see the flyer attached. Should you have problems with the QR code, the link is 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.
Any families currently who have submitted a Fee Concession Application, your application process is currently still underway.
Covid-19 Fee Assistance Term 3
Catholic Education and Carroll College will support families who have been financially impacted as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in Term 3, 2021. Where your family is experiencing financial stress due to job loss, being stood down, reduction in work hours, business downturn or closure resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, full or partial fee relief is available in Term 3. Please complete the Covid-19 Fee Assistance Request Form and you will be asked to provide supporting documentation. Please contact the Business Manager via email Rhonda.firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important to seek this assistance as soon as possible this term, as it is only available in Term 3.
Managing your Fees
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.
Fee Assistance – Concession Application
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.
On behalf of Marymead, The Family Place and Campbell Page, we are hoping to get a widespread response from our community, including children and young people, so we can co-design our programs to reflect local community needs:
Please find below the link to a survey for two local Community and Wellbeing Recovery projects:
- Resilience NSW has funded the Family Place to undertake a series of community art installations
- Coordinare (PHN) has funded Marymead to deliver a flexible range of wellbeing and recovery programs in the Eurobodalla LGA
Both of these projects are in the early community consultation phase and are designed to support post-disaster recovery in the community.
Please complete the survey monkey to provide your input. If you have any questions, please contact Sam at the Family Place on 4474 2907.