- Principal's Letter
- Year 12 HSC Body of Work 2021
- Assistant Principal Pastoral Care Report
- RE Matters!
- Sympathy and Prayers
- Assistant Principal Curriculum News
- NAPLAN 2021
- Important Term 4 Dates
- Carroll College Honour Roll 2021 – Recognising Achievements of CCB Alumni
- English News
- Student Welfare News
- VET & Career News!
- Finance News
- QKr! News
- Senior Study
- Community News
Welcome to Term 4
Dear Parents, Students and Friends
Welcome to Term 4! I hope you have enjoyed a much-needed break after adjusting to remote learning again last term. Another truly extraordinary year has unfolded, and I commend all our students, parents and staff for the courageous way you have faced the challenges of 2021. The good news is that there’s some light on the horizon as stay at home orders are lifted and a new level of normality resumes. Again, this change in restrictions will present new demands on College life, but I am confident we will expertly meet these challenges together.
At this stage, the plan is for students to return to face-to-face learning with NSW Health approved COVID-safe settings on the following dates:
- From 18 October – Year 12
- From 25 October – Years 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11
ENROLMENTS FOR 2022
Enrolments are very strong for Year 7, 2022. If you have family or friends still considering enrolling their child at Carroll College, please encourage them to contact Mrs Nadine Cooper at
E: Nadine.email@example.com at their earliest convenience. A family interview will then follow with myself and a member of the pastoral team. It is always a pleasure to welcome new families to the College. Parents are always welcome to make an appointment to meet with myself even if a final decision on secondary schooling is not yet made.
CELEBRATING YEAR 12…
Year 12 Visual Arts students have been very successful in completing their Body of Work artworks. Despite the impact of COVID lockdown, our students have achieved fantastic results. Year 12 should be very proud of their amazing artworks which show insightful and thoughtful ideas, and outstanding skills in painting, drawing and printmaking. Congratulations to Alana Enright, Amelia Berry, Emma Lassau, Madeleine Forner, Maeve Hatton, and Mrs Miriam Shilling as Year 12 Visual Arts teacher this year. Creativity at its best! A photo gallery of artworks can be found below.
CARROLL COLLEGE STRATEGIC PLAN 2022-2024
Term 4 is the time we begin developing our Annual Improvement Plan for the new school year. Our 3-year Strategic Plan informs our College’s Annual Improvement Plan. This year sees the end of the current 3-year plan. Last Tuesday at our Staff Planning Day, we began by reviewing our Vision and Mission statements. We have come a long way since these documents were first developed – new culture, new staff, new times for Carroll… but to achieve this end result, it was important to honour the past and have a shared understanding for what we stand for as a Catholic school. Why do we do what we do at Carroll? The purpose of this input with staff last week was to workshop this question and explore some of the rich history of the College. The session was most enlightening. We are going to take this process slowly to ensure we develop a Vision and Mission statement reflective of what we truly value at Carroll.
Carroll College Vision & Mission reimagined
In 1989, Father Henry Byrne Parish Priest of Batemans Bay visited parishioners Noel and Maureen Cook and framed a crucial question, “What do you think of the possibility of a Catholic High School”? The idea was planted and from there the planning and establishment of Carroll College began.
Carroll College is named after Archbishop Francis Carroll. Now aged 91, he says, “Most schools are named after saints but this one is named after a sinner.”
During our session, we explored the charisms across our region that have impacted the culture of Carroll College as a Catholic learning community. You may ask, what does Charism mean?
Charism - The gifts of the Holy Spirit. The gifts from God that allow a person or group to live out the Gospel in relation to the world around them.
The Sisters of St Joseph, Batemans Bay and the Sisters of The Good Samaritan, Moruya were instrumental in shaping Catholic education in our region. Their mission lives on today in our schools as we continue to be inspired by their efforts to sustain and nurture communities in the Catholic tradition.
A new position has been created within the College and will be introduced next year. This is the position of Inclusive Education Coordinator. Following an interview process last week, I am very pleased to announce that Mr Wayne Foster is our new coordinator for Inclusive Education. On behalf of our community, I congratulate Mr Foster on his successful appointment to this significant role. The position of Science Coordinator has now been advertised.
A new position for the Archdiocese is being piloted in 2022 in the area of Careers/Pathways across two of our NSW Colleges. Ms Naomi Gill who is currently our VET/Careers Coordinator will be taking on this role, overseeing Pathways at Carroll College and Trinity Catholic College, Goulburn. Ms Gill will be working three days p/week solely on Careers/Pathways education at Carroll College and two days p/week at Trinity College in Goulburn. The position of Vocational Education and Training Coordinator (VET) is currently being advertised internally at Carroll College. I congratulate Ms Gill on this secondment and wish her every success in the role. We are blessed to have her level of passion and expertise at the College.
A number of our long-standing staff members have moved from temporary to permanent status. Congratulations to Mr Niall McPherson, Mrs Krys Wise and Mrs Catriona Colalillo.
Mrs Catherine Davis has retrained as a teacher and graduated earlier this year. Following an interview process last term, Mrs Davis will move from her permanent support role as Aboriginal Education Assistant to Aboriginal Contact Teacher, sharing the role with Mrs Michelle Katuke. This is a wonderful outcome for the College and I congratulate Mrs Davis on this achievement.
I am sad to inform you that Mr Rob Wales will be leaving us next year. For family reasons, Mr Wales is joining his wife at St Peter’s. I know this has been a very difficult decision for him and I wish him all the very best for this next chapter of his career. Our loss is certainly St Peter’s gain. I sincerely thank Mr Wales for his commitment to Carroll College and to the many students with which he has instilled a love of maths.
We welcome Dr Greg Czaban back this term. Dr Czaban will be teaching Extension 2 Mathematics and Investigating Science remotely with a small cohort of Year 12 students. ‘Teams’ has certainly enabled opportunities that didn’t exist previously. A win win solution!
Congratulations to Mr Daryl Hanson on moving to higher duties. A great deal of work has been undertaken throughout the College grounds during lockdown. The gardens are looking superb!
Mr Jeremy Harding has completed his Certificate IV in Education Support. Mr Harding will be continuing in the same capacity this term as part of our Learning Support team. Congratulations Mr Harding!
CATHOLIC SCHOOL PARENTS AUSTRALIA (CSPA) - PARENT ENGAGEMENT
As Term 4 commences, it is important to consider what effect the transition into a new school year may have on students and their families. CSPA has developed a toolkit, 'Gearing Up for Parent Engagement in Student Learning', to assist families and schools to help make the transition into Primary and Secondary school a great experience for children and young people. The toolkit includes a module on transitions, Nurturing Your Child Through Transition, for Primary and Secondary students. These modules provide practical and concrete advice to assist students and parents to navigate the anxiety that can sometimes happen with change.
WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY
To mark World Teachers' Day and the Bicentenary of Catholic Education in Australia, the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) will hold a virtual symposium on Wednesday, 27 October from 3.00pm to 4.15pm. The event will feature a keynote presentation from author, researcher and practitioner, Dr Lyn Sharratt followed by a panel discussion moderated by Australian broadcaster, Geraldine Doogue AO. The symposium is a free ticketed event for educators and leaders in Catholic schools, education offices and universities. Online registration for the symposium is essential.
The staff and I look forward to welcoming back all students to face-to-face learning from Monday 25 October. We are delighted that Year 12 students will be back onsite every day from next week. I will be communicating with Year 12 students over the coming days with a few updates.
Best wishes as we come out of lockdown and adjust to a ‘new’ normal. Please know the College will be working closely with students and families to ensure the wellbeing of all. Catholic Education Canberra Goulburn has extended fee remissions into Term 4. Please refer to the finance section of this newsletter for specific details.
Hope opens new horizons making us capable of dreaming
what is not even imaginable. - Pope Francis
Year 12 Visual Arts have been very successful in completing their Body of work artworks. Despite the impact of COVID lockdowns they have achieved fantastic results. The students should be very proud of their amazing artworks which show insightful and thoughtful ideas and outstanding skills in painting, drawing and printmaking.
Amelia Berry - Uncertain Perspectives of an Internal Monologue
Alana Enright - A Landscape Imprinted by Fire and Flood
Madeleine Forner - Falling
Maeve Hatton - Talking with Tea
Emma Lassau - The Space Between Us
Whilst we have been in lockdown and connecting with our students via Teams meetings or the provision of hard copy resources, it has been wonderful to receive positive and supportive comments and emails from parents. These messages have acknowledged the wonderful work done by our teachers and support staff to keep our community connected and engaged with their learning or reaching out to offer pastoral support to students and families. We have all keenly felt the separation from our normal routines and in person interactions with our students and colleagues. The thought of returning to onsite learning is exciting and a physical sign that we have turned a corner with the hope of ‘normal’ times ahead. For many though, this transition back can be a source of anxiety fueled by the thought of having to re-establish social connections and engage with sustain conversation and interactions.
We are conscious that for many they will need support. As the date for students to return approaches, there are a growing number of resources available for parents to access to help them support their children. Our College Counsellor has offered two links for useful resources. These resources are both from reliable sources and are directed at teens.
Part of the preparation for the return to school involves organising uniforms as well as collecting learning materials back into a school bag, devices fully charged and if needed ensuring children have their bus passes and mask ready. The season has changed while we have been in lockdown so when students return, they will be wearing their summer uniform at the correct length. Hairdressers and Barbers have reopened so hairstyles need to be suitable for school, ie no radical shaves or mullet styles and long hair needs to be tied back. By the return of school, all nail polish needs to be removed, acrylic nails, and any facial piercings removed or covered.
We are very keen for the return to school to be a positive experience as we know that feeling connected is a very powerful protective factor in our lives. Being conscious of this, plans are being put in place to provide a balanced approach - a combination of in-class learning and opportunities to reconnect with peers and ease back into social interactions. It is worth considering that returning to a full day of learning and for some travel, may mean that we will be tired. Being ‘match fit’ to cope with a full day/week will take a while so we all need to be gentle with each other.
Please feel free to reach out to the Pastoral Care team if you need to share concerns or issues about your child.
Assistant Principal Pastoral Care
On Tuesday 5 October, staff from Carroll College, St Bernard’s and St Mary’s joined together online to share in a common prayer. The theme of the prayer was, “Seeds of Hope.” We took inspiration from the Feast of St Francis of Assisi on Monday 4 October and considered how nature and care of creation are wonderful sources of hope, especially when we are feeling uncertain and worried. The staff enjoyed a reading from scripture, a reflection from Fr Martins, Parish Priest of St Bernard’s, a meditation, and time to sow seeds as a symbol of our planting hope for the future. It was a wonderful way to start the term, to reconnect with colleagues and remind ourselves of the importance of faith and hope in our lives and our vocations.
Religious Education Coordinator
Assessment and Reporting Year 7-10
Assessment in Term 4
The College is very excited to have students returning to the school grounds for face-to-face learning on 25 October. This date is the first day of Week 4, Day 6, and is a time when we are usually conducting examinations and working-on and finalising assessment tasks. In order to ease the students back into school life, the decision has been made to not hold examinations this term. Assessment of student progress this term will be in the form of in-class tasks, in-class quizzes, group activities, book work and class participation. Teachers will be using a wide range of assessment tools across the different departments, but no formal subject examination will be held.
PAT Tests and Year 10 Minimum Standards Test
External examinations to assess progress in literacy and numeracy skills known as Progressive Achievement Tests (PAT) have been postponed until Term 1, 2022. However, the Year 10 Minimum Standards Tests will take place in Week 7. All Year 10 students are required to sit and pass this test to be eligible to receive their Higher School Certificate. As yet, our Year 10 students have not had the opportunity to sit the test. Students do have a number of chances to sit and meet the minimum standards before they graduate from Year 12. It is an important assessment that we believe is necessary to conduct this year to allow for as many attempts as possible, if required. There will be more information about this test when students return to the College.
Year 7 to 10 Reports
Due to an extended period of remote learning this semester there has not been a universal experience of teacher-student interaction. Consequently, the Year 7 to 10 Reports will not contain a written comment from the classroom teacher. The reports will still provide a written comment by the Homeroom teacher as well as a record of student achievement against specific Outcomes for each subject and feedback on eight learning habits. Carroll College will return to our usual practice of teacher written comments for each subject in 2022 when we have students on site
Assessment and Reporting Year 11
Assessment in Term 4
Year 11 students commence HSC Courses from Week 2 in Term 4. Many of the courses have assessment tasks due this term. Teachers and KLA Coordinators are currently in the process of re-negotiating due dates so as to not overwhelm students on their return. An HSC Assessment Booklet will soon be sent home in electronic format and a hard copy given to students on their return.
Year 11 Reports
Year 11 Reports will be emailed to parents/carers in Week 7 of this term. Staff are busy writing comments and finalising End of Preliminary course grades to submit to NESA.
Assistant Principal Curriculum
Year 7 and 9 parents have received an individual report over the term break on their child’s results for the NAPLAN tests they completed in May. These tests in key areas of literacy and numeracy provide parents and schools with a snapshot of how students are progressing - individually, as part of our school community and nationally.
The large double-sided report shows your child’s results in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation and Numeracy, measured against national benchmarks. The smaller document explains how your child’s achievements can be interpreted and provides background information to the NAPLAN process and assessments, to further assist parents with understanding the whole program. There is an information table which details a summary of the skills assessed by the NAPLAN testing program.
What is important to note is: “NAPLAN results enable parents to see how students are progressing, not just within their class, but also against national standards that have been agreed upon by all state and territory governments.”
How are NAPLAN test results used at Carroll College?
We will be using the results to inform our planning and address areas requiring improvement in the following ways:
- Our teachers will use the results to identify students who would benefit from greater challenges or extra support.
- Our school will use the results to identify strengths and areas to improve in teaching programs and to set goals in literacy and numeracy.
- Our system will use the results to review programs and support our College.
Highlights of NAPLAN results
- Numeracy, Reading and Spelling results are above the State ‘at or above expected growth’ level.
- When compared to the State we had 23.4% more of our students achieving the ‘at or above expected growth’ in Numeracy.
- When compared to the State we had nearly 5% more of our students achieving the ‘at or above expected growth’ in Reading and Spelling.
- When compared to State we had more students achieve Band 10 in Writing.
- We had an average 80% of our students showing growth across the literacy strands. A very impressive 93% in Spelling.
- We had 93% of our students showing growth in Numeracy.
- Spelling results are above the State ‘at or above expected growth’ level.
- Grammar and Punctuation, Numeracy and Writing are similar to the State ‘at or above expected growth’ level.
- Spelling and Writing has seen a positive growth on average NAPLAN scores since 2019.
- We had an average 82.5% of our students showing growth across the literacy strands.
- We had 91% of our students showing growth in Numeracy.
Well done to all our Year 7 and 9 students.
Assistant Principal (Acting) – Curriculum and Achievement
Wednesday 20 October - Eurobodalla Youth Committee Meeting via Zoom
Monday 25 October - Year 12 Welcome back breakfast (7.30am Senior courtyard)
Monday 25 October - Year 7 - 11 return to school
Wednesday 27 October - Year 11 Leadership handover Ceremony
Wednesday 27 October - Year 12 Mass and Assembly (5pm at St Bernard's Church)
Friday 29 October - Year 12 Guard of Honour 11.35am
Friday 29 October - Year 12 Luncheon at Moruya Golf Club (12.00pm - 2.00pm)
Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 November - Year 10 Futures day (TBC)
Tuesday 9 November - HSC Exams commence
Monday 15 - Friday 19 November - Year 10 Minimum Standards Tests
Monday 15 - Friday 19 November - Year 10 Work Experience (TBC at level 2 guidelines entry)
Wednesday 17 November - Eurobodalla Youth Committee Meeting via Zoom
Monday 22 - Friday 26 November - Year 10 Work Experience (TBC at level 2 guidelines entry)
Monday 22 - Friday 26 November - Year 11 Work Placement
Thursday 2 December - Year 10 Peer Support Training (TBC)
Thursday 2 December - Year 12 Formal (Moruya)
Thursday 9 December - Giving Mass
Friday 10 December - Year 9 Jamberoo excursion (TBC)
Monday 13 December - House Awards Assembly (TBC)
Tuesday 14 December - Final Awards Assembly
Wednesday 15 December - Last day Term 4
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.
Carroll College Year 8 student, Emily Borg has been notified that lines from her recent poem, ‘Orange Blanket’, have been published as part of the HarperCollins book Fighting Spirit - a tribute to the bushfire-affected communities of Australia's Black Summer.
We are very proud of Emily’s recognition. Included below is Emily’s poem.
The transition of blue skies to red
Followed by the conversion of safe to chaos
With the seedlings of flames continuing the spread
Enlarges the shadow of ash uprising upon us.
The anger of nature was unleashed
Homes demolished, trees fallen and people in misery
Constant fear haunted the public
Along with the constant heat in the air.
Leaving a permanent scar on the victims
What once was green and lively
Is now the visible path of the raging fires.
Left dark and empty.
Dear Parents, Grandparents & Carers
Headspace are offering free webinars in October, November and December on a variety of topics to assist our young people in the community. Please use the link provided to access the webinars.
October National Mental Health Month
National Mental Health Month is an initiative of the Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) to advocate for and raise awareness of Australian mental health. It is an important time where the Australian community comes together to raise awareness and promote better mental health for all.
It means being aware of what is happening within you, and in the world around you.
Being present by tuning in has been shown to help build self-awareness, help make effective choices, reduce the impact of worry, and build positive connections.
Student Welfare Officer
Preparing today’s learners for uncertainty – a webinar for parents
'Uncertainty tolerance' (UT), or how we process and respond to unknown or complex situations, is increasingly recognised as an essential workplace skill. Uncertainties in the workplace are ever-present and we’ve seen shared, global experiences of this with the uncertainties surrounding work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Tuesday 9 November Associate Professor Michelle Lazarus will discuss the impacts of UT on students, and outline some strategies to help parents to support their children to improve their UT to prepare them for their futures in further education and work. Register via this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1213662242126413580
Come and join us for our second Life after School Virtual event.
Are you not sure of what you want to do after school? Not sure of the opportunities available? Or just curious of what is out there?
If you live in Southern and South Western Sydney, are aged between 16-24 and have left School or will be this year then this webinar is perfect for you.
This event will give you information on pathways and opportunities available through a wide range of Stakeholders.
We will have speakers from the National Indigenous Culinary Institute, 1300 Apprentice, Pickles, Leisure Employment, MEGT and much more. Different speakers on each day so link into both events if you can.
Please see the below information:
Day 1- Tuesday 19th October- 3.30pm start. Register through: https://nsweducation.zoom.us/j/61307975022?pwd=RVVpWDY0VEdoZXg1b1crT3MzV3o0dz09
Day 2- Thursday 21st October- 3.30pm start. Register through: https://nsweducation.zoom.us/j/61422899158?pwd=NHdqaEtESm95bzdRL0NvdXVGWTUzUT09
A newsletter will be sent out to participants with the details of job opportunities and how to apply after the event.
UAC Key Dates - Update
Admissions 2022 date changes
On Friday 10 September a revised timetable for HSC examinations and results was released. As a consequence, the following UAC dates will change:
- ATARs for NSW HSC students will now be released at 9am on Thursday 20 January 2022.
- ATARs for ACT Year 12 students will now be released at 9am on Thursday 20 January 2022.
- January Round 2 will now be the first ATAR-based offer round. The deadline for changing preferences for January Round 2 will be midnight on Friday 21 January 2022.
- January Round 2 offers will be released at 7.30am on Wednesday 26 January 2022.
Changes to other UAC dates will be confirmed as soon as possible, as will the arrangements for ACT ATARs.
Information for NSW and ACT students applying interstate, and interstate students applying to NSW and ACT universities, will also follow.
Educational Access Schemes
- EAS application and document deadline for January Round 2 will be midnight Friday 17 December 2021.
- EAS eligibility letters will be released progressively from Friday 21 January 2022 to all applicants with finalised assessment for January Round 2.
The RIEP Program is pleased to be partnering with Walker Corporation to present a ‘Careers in Property Development’ webinar on October 27.
Walker Corporation is one of Australia’s largest private development companies, successful for over 50 years. Their legacy is developing iconic, large-scale, award winning developments, such as the brand new Parramatta Square and Kokomo Island resort in Fiji.
Primarily aimed at years 10 -12 this webinar will also include an introduction to the Walker Corporation’s undergraduate traineeship opportunities.
Please register via the link in the attached flyer.
Term 4 fee statements were emailed on 15 October with a due date of Friday 5 November. 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
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 and 4, 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. 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.email@example.com
It is important to seek this assistance as soon as possible during Term 4.
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 set up 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 the 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 the 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 email@example.com 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 & Natural Disaster Support
Given the challenges that 2020 and 2021 has presented, there are many avenues for support. These are listed below to provide some assistance.
The National Recovery and Resilience 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/
Bushfire & Natural Disaster Specific Assistance
Recovery Support Officer (RSO)
Mental Health & Wellbeing
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.
Information on Jobseeker can be found at:
Changes to Government Assistance:
NSW Government Financial Support for Businesses
NSW Government Covid-19 business grants and payments comparison
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.
MS Gong virtual ride fundraiser
Glyn Bromige-Avery (staff), is participating this month in the MS Gong ride fundraiser a cause very personal to him.......
"I guess it started about 10 years when one of my workmates was organising a ride to support his best mate who was suffering from MS. I was doing a bit of riding in those days and decided to join and unbeknown to us all it was the start of our 90km MS gong ride journey. There were 6 of us and we all made it and raised $12k for MS research. We all ached the next day but had a Great time and priceless memories. So time to invest in a better bike and we then rode again another two MS gong rides and also did a couple of triathlons.
Now we come to the present and my Cousin Lynneth who was diagnosed with MS a few years ago is participating in a 5km walk in Wales on the 17th October. A very bold step as she walks with the aid of a walking stick and 5 kms for her would be like 500kms to most. I didn’t hesitate to support and sponsor her. Then on Facebook this year MS gong ride was advertised and because of COVID it is virtual and done over a month. So I thought if Lynneth has the tenacity to do the walk the least I could do is dust off my bike and ride again for an amazing charity. Hopefully, this will inspire a few people to support me and help everyone dealing with MS."