- Principal's Welcome
- Enrolments Online
- A Message from our Assistant Principal, Learning and Innovation and Religious Education Coordinator
- YEAR 7 2023 OPEN NIGHT
- A Message from our Assistant Principal, Pastoral Care
- A Message from our Assistant Principal, Learning and Improvement
- RE Matters
- Mother's Day Breakfast
- Year 8 'HAVE A GO' day
- Aboriginal Contact Centre News
- Science News
- Sports News
- Senior Study
- Finance News
- QKr! News
- Community News
This Sunday begins the most important time in the Church’s Year – Holy Week. Holy Week commences with Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday), the week prior to Easter. Palm Sunday will be celebrated this weekend. The following Thursday is Holy Thursday (The Lord’s Supper) and marks the end of Lent when the Church begins the celebration of the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. This Mass begins a three-day liturgy – known as the Easter Triduum spanning Friday, Saturday, and ending with evening prayer on Easter Sunday. This three-day period allows time to truly experience and appreciate this tremendous mystery.
Easter liturgy times are published in Parish Bulletins.
Smoke Between Trees
Robert Slockee launches his on-screen debut locally!
"Smoke Between Trees" is a film featuring our very own student, Robert Slockee and is screening at Narooma Kinema at present and at the Arc Cinema on Friday 29 April at NFSA - National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) in Canberra.
What an incredible achievement. Congratulations Robert!
My Voice My Journey
Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program
As communicated earlier this term, four of our senior students were identified as emerging leaders and invited to participate in the My Voice My Journey program. The program is a joint venture with several local agencies. The program integrates culture and leadership in an exciting format that also includes the development of a documentary. Participants have been learning how to tell a story through film and have learnt various aspects of film making.
Mr Todd Chatfield, Project Coordinator and Carroll College parent, has been instrumental in the program’s development and delivery. Congratulations to Samantha Ellis, Sarmaya Te-Kowhai, Tanesha Dennis, and Rhianna Brierley on being part of this exciting project. Beautiful photos capture the unique experiences being enjoyed by the students.
Brewarrina - My Voice My Journey
by Rhianna Brierley, Sarmaya Te-Kowhai and Samantha Ellis
In Week 8, we were lucky enough to participate in the My Voice My Journey program facilitated by local community members. We travelled to Brewarrina, Ngemba country, to explore a range of cultural sights and experiences.
We stayed at the old shearing sheds just out of town that the local men's group prepared for us. One of the program facilitators' dad and sister had done a lot around the property for our visit. A big curry and johnny cakes were cooked for us. When we arrived, we were welcomed onto country and were told a bit about the local area and what it meant for the local Aboriginal people. We all felt beyond welcomed and I know everyone on the trip knew how much the community up there did for us and I know we all appreciated it.
On the first day, we visited the local Indigenous Museum and learnt about the local culture and traditional fish traps. The fish traps are one of the oldest archaeological sites in the world, but Indigenous people believe that these traps are timeless. The fish traps were used by multiple tribes and this site was used as a meeting place where people would travel all the way from the Blue Mountains to use them. During our visit to the museum, we also learned about the missions in the area and the kinds of mistreatment people faced in the area over the years. We had a yarning circle where we listened and shared stories about experiences we have had or stories our elders have passed down to us.
The experience made us feel empowered and it was a privilege to hear stories from some of the locals we met. The stories gave us a deeper understanding of how our people were mistreated and the pain they have and still do suffer.
Thank you, Josh!
Former Carroll College student, Josh Burkinshaw has taken various aerial images of the College in recent weeks which are just superb! We are most grateful to Josh for his support in capturing the stunning surrounds and idyllic location of our college. Josh is a lifestyle and tourism photographer and videographer. His creative work is both stunning and captivating. Thank you, Josh!
Last year, a new parent satisfaction survey was introduced in all schools throughout the Archdiocese. The 'Partners in Learning' Parent Survey is based on a comprehensive questionnaire covering several aspects of parents' perceptions of their children's experiences at home and school. It is based primarily on Joyce Epstein's framework for fostering positive relations between the school and the community. Successful schools foster greater communication with parents, encourage parental involvement in their child's schoolwork, and enlist parents to volunteer at the school and participate in school governance. The survey also provides feedback to schools about the extent to which parents feel the school supports learning and positive behaviour and promotes a safe and inclusive environment.
During Term 2, parents will have the opportunity to complete this survey for 2022. I really appreciate your participation and honest feedback. 78 respondents completed the Parent Survey last year between 27 May 2021 and 15 Jun 2021. This report assists our strategic planning and priorities. Practical examples of this feedback and how community input has been actioned to date include planning and budgeting for new student amenities, more shade areas for students, resurfacing of college driveway, and introduction of student lockers, to name a few. I ask that your feedback is constructive. This is a professional platform where suggestions for improvement are welcomed and taken seriously. Data gathered is also used by Catholic Education. I thank you in advance for your feedback.
Student Amenities Block
Exciting news this week! Construction of our new student amenities block is commencing. The College is working closely with Architect, Russell McFarland. We are really pleased to be improving these facilities for students. It is important that amenities are attractive, functional, and hygienic. I’m sure this project will be appreciated.
Monarch Building Solutions have been successful in tendering for the project. We have welcomed the team onsite this week.
A word from our Architect…
The refurbishment of the Student Amenities Block involves a complete renewal of the existing facilities including all new toilets, taps, partitions and floor and wall coverings. The fit out will include floor to ceiling partitions which improve privacy for students between cubicles; sensor taps, high quality, high speed hand dryers for improved no-touch hygiene for hand washing; new high quality toilets and urinals; and a newly configured accessible toilet, upgraded to meet current standards.
The new amenities block with also feature a more visually open arrangement that mitigates against vandalism and bullying within the enclosed area while maintaining privacy for students. The openness extends to a perimeter enclosure of timber batten screen walls which also promotes good ventilation for the building. Furthermore, the layout will be improved to remove dead-end corridors with poor visibility to have multiple points of entry and clear line of sight to all areas.
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Meet our Team
This week, I have included photos and positions of our Maths and Technological and Applied Studies Teachers (TAS).
Welcome Mr King
Next term we welcome Mr Matt King as our new Maths teacher to the College. Mr King joins the team permanently from Ulladulla High.
“Since graduating in 2014, I have worked extensively to develop and enhance the reputation of each of the schools I have had the privilege to work at, build on its assets, and achieve the best academic and wellbeing outcomes for its students. …I have developed collegiality with my colleagues in various roles, through which we have been able to nurture and grow a culture of collaboration, practice and performance”.
I sincerely thank Mrs Rita Cremerius, Ms Jeni McCarthy and Mr Peter Sutton who have been teaching Maths this term in the absence of a permanent teacher. Their generosity of spirit and dedication to the college has been immensely appreciated. These teachers are in the process of handing over to Mr King as he commences with their classes Week 1 of next term.
Catholic Schools’ Week – Enrolment Period
Catholic Schools Week (CSW) 2022 will commence on Monday, 2 May (Week 2 next term). This aligns with the commencement of our official enrolment period.
During Catholic Schools Week, we take the opportunity to celebrate and showcase what we deliver in our schools.
There are a number of activities planned during Catholic Schools’ Week that our students will be involved in. Please refer to the college calendar in Compass for specific events. Please remind family and friends about our upcoming parent information session for Year 7 enrolments 2023.
- Carroll College Year 7 Parent Information Evening - Monday 2 May
Carroll College welcomes all who are wishing to enrol their child for 2023. We encourage families to make application via the online enrolment form. Please refer to details following my newsletter article. I personally meet with all families applying for enrolment at interview.
I extend our best wishes to Mr Sean Mulally and his wife Yasmin who are expecting their first child very soon.
Best wishes for a happy and holy Easter.
Students and staff took part in NAPLAN Readiness tests in Week 9. These tests are held to allow schools to assess their own readiness to hold the tests online. This year the College trialed using the Hall for the tests. Year 9 students sat their writing test in the Hall which after some challenges getting off the ground, later proved to be quite successful. The one space allows staff to move freely around the room to support students and sort out any ICT issues more promptly.
I thank those students who were ready for the tests with their NAPLAN lockdown browser installed and plug in earphones. Some devices such as Chromebooks will not support the NAPLAN lockdown browser. The readiness tests allow us to identify any student who will need to be supported in completion of their NAPLAN tests by providing them with a laptop or desktop device at the College.
NAPLAN tests are conducted in Term 2, Week 3 and commence on 11 May. All testing must conclude by 20 May. Typically, NAPLAN testing at Carroll College will be completed in four days, with catch-up testing times provided for students absent on the day of the test(s). Further information, including a timetable of the tests, will be provided to students and parents early in Term 2.
Below is some information about NAPLAN from the Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority (ACARA). If you wish to have more information please access the full pdf here.
Why do students do NAPLAN?
NAPLAN is a national literacy and numeracy assessment that students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sit in May each year. It is the only national assessment all Australian students do.
As students progress through their school years, it’s important to check how well they are learning the essential skills of reading, writing and numeracy.
NAPLAN assesses the literacy and numeracy skills that students are learning through the school curriculum and allows parents/carers to see how their child is progressing against national standards and over time.
NAPLAN is just one aspect of a school’s assessment and reporting process. It doesn’t replace ongoing assessments made by teachers about student performance, but it can provide teachers with additional information about students’ progress.
NAPLAN also provides schools, education authorities and governments with information about how education programs are working and whether young Australians are achieving important educational outcomes in literacy and numeracy.
Your child will do the NAPLAN tests online
Schools are transitioning from paper-based to computer-based assessments. Most schools will complete NAPLAN tests online in 2022. All Year 3 students will continue to complete the writing assessment on paper.
Online NAPLAN tests provide more precise results and are more engaging for students. One of the main benefits is tailored (or adaptive) testing, where the test presents questions which may be more or less difficult depending on a student’s responses.
Tailored testing allows a wider range of student abilities to be assessed and measures student achievement more precisely. A student’s overall NAPLAN result is based on both the number and complexity of questions they answer correctly. Your child should not be concerned if they find questions challenging; they may be taking a more complex test pathway.
What does NAPLAN assess?
NAPLAN assesses literacy and numeracy skills that students are learning through their regular school curriculum.
Students sit assessments in writing, reading, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. Questions assess content linked to the Australian Curriculum: English and Mathematics.
What can I do to support my child?
Students are not expected to study for NAPLAN.
You can support your child by reassuring them that NAPLAN is a part of their school program and reminding them to simply do their best.
ACARA does not recommend excessive preparation for NAPLAN or the use of services by coaching providers.
Some familiarisation and explanation of NAPLAN is useful to help students understand and be comfortable with the format of the tests. Teachers will ensure students are familiar with the types of questions in the tests and will provide appropriate support and guidance.
Assistant Principal Learning and Innovation
Religious Education Coordinator
In our last Newsletter, I mentioned that as Term One is coming to a close, now is a good time to start thinking about locating, lengthening or buying the winter uniform. During Term Two, students will be required to switch to their winter uniform which will be needed as the days get cooler and shorter. We usually make this transition to winter uniform around Week 4 of Term 2. This date will be communicated well ahead of time. Students are reminded that hoodies and long sleeve skivvy’s under shirts and dresses are not part of the College uniform. If an extra layer of warmth is needed then students can wear the college jersey or jumper. The black college jacket is available, as well as the more formal college blazer (seniors only). Uniform items are available from the College uniform shop, Hip Pocket Workwear, Lowes, and Stitches at Batemans Bay.
To assist students and parents you can find our uniform expectations in the link below
Year 11 participated in the Love Bites Respectful Relationships Program last week. During the Academic Care period that followed on Friday, the impact that the content and the presenters had was obvious. Thank you to Sam and her team including the Police School Liaison officers and our own staff who supervised the students. Everyone expressed how impressed they were with the student's behaviour and engagement. Next term our Year 10 students will be attending the Love Bites program on 10 May. More information about this event will follow early next term.
Carroll College proudly supports the commemoration events for Anzac Day held across the region, both dawn services and marches. If students and families are attending, students are encouraged to wear their college uniform and are very welcome to join and participate as the Carroll College community.
Please check the times for your local service;
- Batemans Bay (dawn and day)
- Moruya (dawn and day)
- Tuross (dawn)
Luckily on Monday, we were blessed with one of the few sunny days we have had recently. Year 11 students attended the Rotary Young Driver Awareness program at Moruya Racetrack. The organisers were full of praise for our students. On returning to school comments from our students about the value of the day included;
- Helpful and informative.
- We heard some shocking statistics and real-life stories which are confronting but in a good way.
- Great to get a variety of information in a practical way that brought things about driving into perspective.
Parents and carers are encouraged to ask their young person what they have learned. Even as an experienced driver I always learn something new each time I attend this event.
Youth Week Panel
Bethany Russell from Year 12 will be representing Carroll College on the 'Growing Up Rural' Youth Week Panel in Narooma on Wednesday 6 April. The panel of young people from our community will speak about growing up on the south coast.
The evening will focus on the 2022 Youth Week theme ‘It's up to You'th'. Listen to a youth perspective on:
- the impact of the 2019-2020 bushfires
- government policy and planning.
- the panel and Q&A as a special Youth Week Edition.
Mayor Matthew Hatcher will be attending the event as well as the NSW Advocate for Children and Young people from the Sydney office. Thank you to the Eurobodalla Council Staff and Youth Committee for organising this event.
Currents Battle of the Bands
Another event that our students and families can get excited about is happening during the holidays - the Currents Battle of the Bands. Carroll College has three bands entered in this competition and we wish them all well. Thank you to our student representatives in the Eurobodalla Youth Council for supporting this event.
The Currents Battle of the Bands details are:
Where: Moruya RSL Hall, Page Street Moruya
When: Saturday, 9 April 2022
Time: 3 – 8pm
This year’s event will include:
- a battle of the band's competition with local high school bands/artists competing for glory!
- local support bands and local DJs!
- food trucks, market stalls and giveaways!
Don’t miss out!
Best wishes to all our students and families for a restful and safe holiday.
Assistant Principal - Pastoral Care
This week, parents, students, and staff gained access to Compass, our new school management system. Compass is replacing our current system, Sentral, which will be turned off over the Easter break. We will update the College website with new links over the Easter break, removing Sentral and adding Compass.
On Monday evening, we held a Parent Compass Support Session to access Compass and students logged into Compass on Tuesday morning during Homeroom. I have sent all parents their log in details and below is a step-by-step instruction sheet on how to access your portal. I encourage all parents and students to log in as soon as possible. We have started using the Compass Portal for events in Term 2. Parents can already complete permissions to attend an event through Compass.
In Compass parents can:
- Complete an attendance note and check their child’s attendance rate.
- Give permission to attend an event.
- View a student’s timetable and College calendars.
- Receive communication from teachers.
- View College resources.
- View their timetable and calendar.
- See daily notices and messages.
- Check for upcoming excursions.
- Lesson details.
- Check their attendance.
If you have questions or require help, please contact Sandra Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Student Compass ID cards arrived this week. The ID cards are required to sign in and out of the College, photocopying and borrowing books from the Hub. The new front office Kiosk will not have a keyboard for students to sign in and out of the College. All students will be required to use their ID cards. I ask students to keep their card in a safe place to ensure they can easily use College resources.
We will hold our annual Mother’s Day Breakfast on Tuesday 3 May from 7.30 am to 8.30 am in the College Hub. Please see below the Mother’s Day Breakfast invitation. Normally our annual breakfast is held on a Thursday, however, Year 12 students will attend their Retreat later that week and would like to be part of this celebration being their final year at Carroll College. We hope you can join us for this special celebration.
Year 8 “Have a Go” day
In Years 7 and 8 students study Art, Music, Timber, Food Technology, and French. Our Year 8 students have already been thinking about what electives they want to study in Year 9. To help our students know what the College offers, we are having a Year 8 ‘Have a Go’ Day. On Wednesday 18 May, Year 8 students will experience a lesson in Drama, PASS, Commerce, Agriculture and, Design and Technology. We look forward to a fun and exciting day with Year 8 students. I will send more information to families next term.
Edrolo is a senior online resource used by the College in many courses. It provides students with targeted learning videos and practice exams to assist students in preparing for assessment tasks. The College has been using Edrolo for the past two years and students have engaged with these resources.
Already this year, our senior students have completed:
- 17,746 video lesson/quiz views have been completed - which equates to approximately 381 hours of additional instruction.
- 116 practice exams have been submitted, with a total of 881 exam-style questions completed.
Edrolo is a wonderful resource to assist students in keeping up to date with course work during long or short periods of absence. I encourage all Year 11 and 12 students to make the most of this resource.
How to take study notes
In the last newsletter, I introduced The Cornell note taking method. This week I am sharing a more visual way to organise class notes, the Mapping Method. This technique is useful when learning about relationships between topics.
The Mapping Method has two advantages for students:
- Useful to summarise your work.
- Help you remember and connect relationships between topics.
What does it look like? The page is organised by topic. The main topic branches out into subtopics with detailed information about each.
- While in class, begin the map with the main topic.
- Branching off the main topic, write a heading for each of the subtopics.
- Write any important notes underneath each subtopic.
- Continue the pattern.
I encourage students to try this strategy in one of their lessons. It may make a difference to your note taking, providing you with a visual summary that can be used to prepare for an assessment task.
Term 2 reminders…
- School resumes Wednesday 27 April, timetable Day 3.
- Cross Country will be held on Friday 29 April.
- The Year 7 2023 Open House and Information Evening will take place on Monday 2 May starting at 5.30pm in the College Hall.
- Mother’s Day Breakfast will be held on Tuesday 3 May 7.30am-8.30am in the College Hub.
Wishing you all a very happy Easter and an enjoyable break.
Assistant Principal Learning and Improvement
During Lent, Carroll College has been actively supporting Caritas Australia’s annual Project Compassion campaign. Project Compassion’s mission is to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people, hoping that “together we can make a difference now, and for all future generations”. Launching this year on Shrove Tuesday, the College, led by our Service Captains Emma Moses and Mackenzie Turner, and the Senior Leadership Team, has raised over $1600 for this year’s Project Compassion campaign. Funds have been raised from the sale of pancakes and hot cross buns during the term, Xavier Day activities, and donations collected in Homerooms. Thank you to our Senior Leaders who facilitated these events and to students and their families who gave so generously. If you were hoping to still contribute to Project Compassion, donations can be made via Qkr!
On Thursday, our Year 10 Youth Ministry students, led our annual Easter Service. Due to the current circumstances with Covid-19, students created an online service that allowed students to reflect on the significant themes of Holy Week, including betrayal, forgiveness and sacrifice. Students participated in this service in Homerooms on Thursday morning. Thank you to our Youth Ministry students and Mrs Karen Lyttle, who worked hard to deliver a creative and meaningful reflection. Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, with Palm Sunday. Below is a prayer asking for a renewal of our faith during this very important time in the Catholic Church.
Our Year 9 Youth Ministry class has also been busy this term, and recently facilitated their first Sacramental Retreat. These students, led by Mr Paul Hamer, supported Year 3 students from St Bernard’s and St Mary’s Primary Schools, running activities based on forgiveness and saying sorry in preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Congratulations to our very enthusiastic Year 9 Youth Ministers for running such a successful day. Below are reflections from Year 9 students Emily, Angus and Kehlei.
Wishing all students and their families a very happy and safe Easter.
Faith Formation Coordinator
Congratulations to the following students
Last night “Smoke Between Trees”, a film featuring our very own student Robert Slockee, premiered at Narooma Kinema. Congratulations Robert on this wonderful achievement.
Congratulations to Erynn Carter, Michaela Fitzpatrick and Leo Halliday who competed at the NSWCCC Swimming Championships at Homebush.
Michaela came 5th in the 13 years 50m breaststroke and 10th in 13/14 years 100m breaststroke.
Leo achieved two personal best times in his two events, the 12 years 50m freestyle and 12 years 50m butterfly.
Erynn competed in the 16 years 50m freestyle, 16 years 50m breaststroke and 16 years 50m butterfly, obtaining two personal best times.
Amazing results from three Carroll College students at the 2022 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships on the Gold Coast - all three finishing in the top 10.
Erin Drewsen - 10th in Beach Flags, Luke Drewsen - 7th in the Beach Sprint and Cameron Paull - 7th in Beach Flags.
Fantastic results against the best in Australia!
Far South Coast District Division 1 Pennant Final was held at Moruya Golf Club last weekend. Tom Heffernan was part of the winning team. Moruya’s first division side has not won this event in over 35 years.
Last week Carroll College hosted its first session of the Gurumbangamba Mentoring and Transition Program for Indigenous students in Years 5 and 6 from our feeder primary schools.
The students had a fantastic time developing relationships with each other, their mentors from Carroll College and our staff.
We are excited to be hosting three more sessions this year.
If your child would like to be involved please contact Michelle Katuke or Catherine Davis at the college.
Ancient Greeks - Year 7 site study at the National Museum
The room took my breath away. Beautiful goddesses towering above me. The athletes, flexing lean, muscular frames, kontinos atop their heads. Here I am, a schoolgirl from the South Coast of Australia, staring into the eyes of a Greek soldier, just like someone must have done, thousands of years before me.
The exhibition on Ancient Greece was astounding. Vases of all sizes, plates and carvings, provide a window into the past. Earrings, necklaces, and rings that once belonged to the wives of wealthy men and goddesses. I enjoyed this exhibition so much that I’m taking my family these holidays.
The First Australians exhibition was just as great. Even though we only had time to see the middle section, it was still enough to amaze me. The exhibition opened my eyes to the complexity of thinking that went into the nets, spears and traps that the Indigenous Australians created and used. There were also dazzling dot paintings, boomerangs and woven cylindrical baskets. My personal favourite exhibit was the wall of glass spearheads. Deadly, yet beautiful, these spear heads were used as a form of currency.
Year 7’s trip to the National Australian Museum was something we will never forget. Thank you teachers and organisers.
By Cecilia Schofield
Year 7 Golden Bunsen Award
This Award will be given out on a regular basis to a Year 7 scientist who has been nominated by their science teacher for excellence. It can be for anything in science - for example, asking good questions, practical skills, written work, or an assessment task. Congratulations to Asher Maxalmena in Miss Herbert’s class for his excellent microscopy skills in identifying cells. Asher is pictured receiving his certificate and the prestigious “Golden Bunsen” which he gets to take home for a few days. Who will be our next worthy recipient?
Recent practical classes in Science have included Year 12 Chemists carrying out accurate titrations of an unknown acid concentration, Year 11 Biologists conducting fieldwork to investigate zonation in a rocky shore ecosystem and Year 12 Biologists testing a range of antibiotics on pretend urine samples.
Thank you to Clint from Cameron’s Hardware Batemans Bay for the very kind donation of nails, screws, hinges and other hardware items to VET Construction and Design and Technology. Very much appreciated!
What a term it has been in the TAS faculty!
In Year 7 Food/Agriculture/Digital Technologies students have had fun using simple coding and microbits to create an automated Self Watering Garden that senses when the soil is too dry and activates a small pump to water the garden. The unit for Year 8 Food/Agriculture was Fantastic Food which has an emphasis on Adolescent Nutrition and enables the students to understand how the food they eat nourishes their growing bodies.
Year 9 and 10
Stage 5, 9/10 Timber students have made Serving Boards while the Year 10 Timber Continuing students are working on a Grazing Table.
Year 9/10 Design and Technology are continuing to design and create Lost Wax Rings and small jewellery boxes to present them on completion. The wax rings will be sent off and cast into sterling silver. I will be sure to share images of these rings once they are complete.
The Agriculture classes have focused on Poultry and specifically Chickens alongside Intensive Vegetable Gardening with Soils as the main topic. We were lucky to be gifted another pig, Arthur, who has settled into the Red Gate Farm very quickly. The pigs are for students to learn animal handling and animal husbandry which will give them the ability to maintain small farm animals in an agricultural setting.
Year 11 Industrial Technology are completing a Dart Board Cabinet that will include their own personal touches using the laser cutter. Year 12 Industrial Technology student Ben Theodore is currently in the construction stage of his Major Design Project which like the Design and Technology MDP, I look forward to sharing with you on completion.
As the students complete their projects in the first few weeks of next term, I will share more photos. It has been a trying term with many absences, but the students have shown resilience and have worked hard on all projects. Stay tuned for more progress shots in Term 2.
Term 1 fee statements were emailed on 11 February with a due date of Friday 11 March. Thank you to families who have made payments. Any recent payments will be receipted shortly. All families are emailed a fee statement including those who make regular payments. This provides information on where your account and fees are to the dates indicated and provides the opportunity to check your account.
Any families currently who have submitted a Fee Concession Application, your application process is currently underway.
Families assessed as having the capacity to pay fees are expected to pay their fees. Where families demonstrate an unwillingness to pay fees, the College will recover fees and this may involve referral to a debt collection agency. Additional costs incurred in the collection of fees are the responsibility of the debtor/parent/guardian.
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 2022 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. Separate forms can be provided to each parent. 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 & Natural Disaster Support
Given the challenges that 2020 to 2022 has presented, there are many avenues for support. These are listed below to provide some assistance.
Financial Assistance due to recent Flooding.
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 following natural disasters including recent flooding. Their website address is: https://recovery.gov.au/#/map
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:
Emergency Financial 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.
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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.
Unfortunately the PCYC 'outdoor Adventure Day program' has been cancelled on the 20th of April due to the 14 day forecast showing a lot of rain coming our way. We will be in contact with a new proposed date in term 2.
PLAY NETBALL - MORUYA TUROSS NETBALL CLUB REGO IS NOW OPEN
Seniors $155 (18+)
Note: Any player under the age of 10 who has not played before and wants to learn the basics of netball will need to register for NetSetGo skills directly with Eurobodalla Netball Association.
First game of season Saturday 30 April 2022
Last game of season 20th August 2022 (13 rounds)
Finals 27th August, 3rd September, 10 September
There is a new system for all netball registrations, PlayerHQ. They are starting their database fresh so you'll need to create an account.
At this stage we won't be holding a formal "registration day" but we'll be organising a uniform day separately closer to the first game.
Any questions please call or message Brooke on 0407 913 986.