- Principal's Welcome
- Enrolments Online
- RE Matters!
- A Message from our Assistant Principal Pastoral Care
- Chisholm Day
- A Message from our Assistant Principal, Learning and Improvement
- College Production 'The Dream'
- Aboriginal Contact Centre News
- Inclusive Learning News
- Maths News
- English News
- College Variety Concert
- Thank you!
- Sports News
- Careers News
- College Public speaking
- Senior Study
- Finance News
- QKr! News
- Community News
Dear Parents, Students and Friends
The first month of Term 2 has flown! College life becomes increasingly busy as we move through the term. The variety of extra-curricular activities on offer for students is just extraordinary. These activities attract involvement from a cross-section of students and provide opportunities to enhance personal development, self-esteem, skills, and interpersonal relationships. It’s wonderful to see our students growing in confidence as they enjoy college life.
Carroll College is excited to present The Dream next Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the college. Families are invited to attend. Our drama students are pictured below and are delighted to be involved in this production. Please consider coming along to enjoy a night of wonderful entertainment. Light refreshments will be provided. I take this opportunity to acknowledge the exceptional leadership provided by Directors, Teagan Lomax and Anna Smart. A play not to be missed!
National Sorry Day 2022
Next Thursday, 26 May is National Sorry Day, when Australian people remember, acknowledge and respect the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were part of the Stolen Generation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will participate in the Batemans Bay Bridge Walk to represent our school community. After walking across the bridge, the students will have lunch and be part of the commemorative activities that follow at the Clyde Foreshore.
If you would like to join us for the Sorry Day Bridge Walk, you will be most welcome.
Tell Them From Me Survey
As part of our focus on school effectiveness, Carroll College will be participating in an online survey for students and parents – Tell Them From Me® (TTFM®). The survey will provide us with valuable feedback on what our students think about school life, how engaged they are with school and the different ways that teachers interact with them. Schools in Australia and around the world have used the Tell Them From Me survey to help them improve.
During the next few weeks, all students will be given the opportunity to participate in this survey. Students who agree to complete the survey will be given a random username and password to access and complete the survey online. Students’ names cannot be linked to their responses which allows it to be completely anonymous. Results will show all student scores combined together – it is not possible to single out individual students in the results. The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.
The survey measures include such topics as emotional and social well-being, physical health, and behaviours and attitudes linked to student success. The survey also allows students to give their thoughts and feedback in open-ended question responses.
Participation in the survey is entirely voluntary. Your child will not take part if either you or your child do not wish to. If, during the survey, your child is uncomfortable answering any question, he/she should leave it blank and move on to the next one. Your child can stop the survey at any time. More details will follow next week.
Council of Catholic School Parents (CCSP)
CCSP have arranged with the eSafety Commissioner to hold three webinars during 2022.
The 3 webinars are:
Helping Kids Thrive Online
Suitable for parents and carers of children aged 5-12 years
Wednesday 8 June 7.30pm –8.30pm
Cyberbullying and online drama
Suitable for parents and carers of young people aged 11 to 18 years old.
Tuesday September 20, 7.30pm-8.30pm
Suitable for parents and carers of young people aged 13 to 18 years old.
Wednesday October 26, 7.30pm-8.30pm
Helping Kids Thrive Online
Suitable for parents and carers of children aged 5-12 years
Wednesday 8 June 7.30pm
This Term 2 webinar offers tips about how to support young people to socialise, learn and have fun online safely. It explains how to access information, use technology safely and navigate new online platforms.
It will cover:
- how to talk to young people about online risks on different social media platforms and games
- how to help young people develop skills to protect themselves when they are online
- where to go for help if things go wrong and how to access mental health support and information through eSafety.
Step Up into Teaching @ ACU Canberra
Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn has partnered with the Australian Catholic University (ACU) to provide access to the Step Up into Teaching (SUIT) initiative, available to the 2022 Year 10 student cohort.
SUIT will provide students, in particular those interested in pursuing an education degree, with the opportunity to study two units from a Bachelor of Education degree while in Year 11. Students who successfully pass the two units will receive an unconditional offer into any of ACU's undergraduate education degrees, and then will have a 2-unit lightened load in their first year of university study (having already completed two units).
At this stage, ACU is seeking EOIs from CECG Year 10 students who would be interested in participating in SUIT. Interested Year 10 students are encouraged to see Mrs Naomi Gill for more information.
Online Family Event – Family Engagement Makes a Difference
The Council of Catholic School Parents Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn (CSPACG) in collaboration with Catholic Education hosted an online family event on Monday evening. This event coincided with National Families Week - Australia’s annual celebration of the importance of families.
This event provided an opportunity for families to learn more about the Catholic School Parent Council and the ways it provides advocacy, leadership, representation, and support for families in our Archdiocese. I attended the webinar and this input was really valuable.
Carroll College welcomes all families who are wishing to enrol their child in Year 7 and any other year level through to Year 12. We encourage families to make application via the online enrolment form. Interviews have commenced for 2023. I look forward to meeting with prospective families.
Enjoy a lovely weekend.
In my last article, I wrote about the Senior Retreat. For this edition of the Newsletter, we have chosen to share student experiences of the retreat. It is clear that events such as these are critically important to the social, emotional and spiritual development of our students and the Senior Retreat comes at a time in the students’ lives when they are about to embark on the wider world. We hope and pray that what they have been offered on the Senior Retreat in terms of self-reflection, personal development and understanding of their own support networks helps them to navigate what is to come beyond the gates of Carroll College.
Thank you to Samuel Bath, Alana Gallen and Ryles Walters for their reflections on the Senior Retreat.
Assistant Principal Learning and Innovation
Religious Education Coordinator
We arrived at the bottom of Mount Kosciuszko in the early hours of the day. My initial thought was that I should have worn more than 4 layers of clothing (10 would have been more suitable), but after everything went numb the regret faded away. My favourite part of the journey was the ski lift to the spot where we would soon start our trek. Snow started to fall down on us about midway up, though this burst didn’t last very long. Once we made it to the end of the lift we disembarked and began the steep, mountain hike - which was the most gruelling moment of the whole occasion. However, every moment we spent climbing and walking was also patterned with deep conversations and sincere moments of bonding.
We continued the walk for a while until we reached the lookout. We couldn’t feel our fingers, our noses were frozen and many people were exhausted. However, in that moment the feeling of accomplishment overcame it all, and we could all be content in what we were able to do. We looked over at the snowy mountains, took pictures and seized the moment, knowing what we achieved.
After that, we had to do the whole journey again, but in reverse.
I am very grateful for that trip and the multitude of special moments I shared with my peers and my teachers on that mountain.
By Samuel Bath
On Wednesday the 4th of May our Year 12 cohort travelled to Jindabyne to participate in our three-day Senior Retreat. We lodged at the peaceful Adventist Alpine Village located in the natural bushland East of Jindabyne. The facility is managed with a Christian ethos and reflected the core values associated with our retreat. There were numerous activities available on the premises, including a short bushwalk to a lookout, fit with captivating views of Lake Jindabyne and the surrounding Snowy Mountains. The staff were tremendously accommodating and prepared delicious meals for us all to enjoy in the dining room.
On the Thursday night of our retreat, we got dressed up in our semi-formal attire and were welcomed into a wonderfully decorated dining area. The teachers, who accompanied us on the retreat, were dressed in black and assumed the roles of our waiters and waitresses. They proceeded to bring out a delicious, full meal complete with an appetiser, main course, and dessert.
At the conclusion of dinner, we were greeted by a friendly pony and two sheep who received many loving pats and playfully chased unsuspecting members of our year around the facility. Overall, the retreat was an enriching experience that provided us with an opportunity to develop a profound connection with our peers and promoted further appreciation for our natural environment.
By Alana Gallen
At 7:00AM on the 4th of May, Year 12 set off for Jindabyne, the location of the 2022 Senior Retreat. After a long trip via bus, Year 12 and accompanying members of staff arrived at the Alpine Adventist Lodge, which was to be their home for the next three days. The process of settling in was by no means a long one; the prospect of delicious lunch waiting in the dining hall ensured that this was the case. The remainder of the day was spent in discussion, reflection and thoughtfulness as the students considered their positions in the world.
Frequently interspersed throughout the retreat were ‘small group activities, where students gathered alongside a teacher in groups of no more than ten to reflect and engage with each other. A majority of students, myself included, found these activities rather enjoyable and in some ways challenging, as students were encouraged to reflect on themselves and their futures.
On the morning of the 5th, Year 12 set off again to their next destination; the Kosciuszko National Park. Here lay one of the Retreat’s greatest challenges. As the arduous journey up the slopes of Mount Kosciuszko began, teachers and students alike pushed forward, battling against the sleet and icy wind. After what seemed an age, Year 12 triumphantly arrived at their destination: the Koszciusko lookout. Despite the freezing temperatures, an air of great pride and accomplishment hung about the lookout, enveloping the victorious students and staff.
On the second and final night, Year 12 were greeted by the sight of the black-clad College staff members in the dining hall, who took the resplendently-attired students to their seats and delivered to them their meals. This was the formal dinner; a traditional event that takes place on every senior retreat. The dinner was exceptional. The provided meal was delectable as usual, and the teachers acting as waiters was an unexpected surprise that made it a truly unforgettable night.
As the gleaming sun rose over the Lodge on the final day, Year 12 gathered in the common room one last time to conclude the retreat and say their farewells. Their goodbyes said, Year 12 and the staff boarded the bus and began their return to Broulee, bestowed with new bonds, ideas and perhaps a touch more wisdom. The retreat was a marvellous experience for the students, and we are exceedingly grateful to both the Alpine Adventist Lodge and the teachers, whose tireless efforts made the retreat a pleasant adventure for all involved.
By Ryles Walters
Last night we all enjoyed the first DOOF of the year. The Senior Leadership Team settled on the theme of Disney and everyone enjoyed the chance to have fun dressing up and dancing to the bands and music played by our resident DJ, Mr Matt O’Brien. Thank you to Mrs Ciuffetelli for leading the organisation of this event, the staff who helped to supervise and Mrs Maher for assisting the bands with their performances.
Increasing our Year 10 students' awareness of their rights and responsibilities when it comes to respectful relationships was the focus of the pastoral program delivered by the Love Bites team on May 11. Throughout the day the students engaged in each activity by listening to the presenters and their important content and sharing their ideas and opinions. Thank you to Sam and her team of presenters for their commitment to assisting our youth and to our local Police who also joined the day for a session on the law.
Our Year 12 students shared a wonderful experience on their Retreat held in Jindabyne. Taking the time out of their busy lives to pause, and think about who they are, the people who are significant to them, and their hopes for the future is really important. The shared experience of the Retreat, especially the walk to the lookout on a cold day with light snow falling, has helped the group to bond in their final months of school. Thank you very much to Mrs Barling and Mrs Drewsen for organising the Retreat and the staff and students for their contribution.
On Friday 13 May the College participated in Dolly’s Dream, an organisation that is committed to raising awareness of changing the culture of bullying by addressing the impact of bullying, anxiety, depression and youth suicide, through education and direct support to young people and families. Two Year 9 students, Marlee Bennett and Amarlie McPherson showed great initiative and motivation to work with college staff to introduce this cause to the College and share very useful resources with our parents. Thank you to everyone involved and to the girls who have also been praised by the Dolly’s Dream organisation for their efforts.
In previous newsletters, I have shared with parents information about the dangers associated with vaping. In both PDHPE classes and pastoral input, our students have received information educating them about these dangers. Vaping is an ongoing issue in our society and young people are vulnerable to being influenced to participate. If students decide to vape at school they are in breach of college rules. Parents will be contacted and students will be suspended. The link below offers some useful information that details information about vaping The facts about vaping - Tobacco and smoking (nsw.gov.au)
In our community, we have many individuals and families that have been touched by cancer. We know that scientists here and around the world are constantly seeking treatments and cures. On Tuesday 31 May, Carroll College will be participating in The Biggest Morning Tea. Mrs Kenna’s Year 11 class will be catering morning tea for the staff and Mrs Dalgleish’s Year 9/10 Food Technology class will be making treats for our students that will be sold through the canteen by our College Captains and Vice Captains. All proceeds will be sent to the Cancer Council.
In the coming weeks, we have several events to look forward to. Preparations are well underway for the Chisholm House day (new date TBC) and Carroll Day. As you can see Carroll College is a community that offers a wide range of activities for our students that enrich their experience of school.
Assistant Principal Pastoral Care
This term the College will host Chisholm Day (date TBA). Students will be asked to wear their favourite sporting jerseys from any code and bring in a gold coin donation towards Beyond Blue.
Hotdogs will be for sale during AM break for $2.50.
Students can also participate in games on the oval during the AM and PM breaks, including staff versus Year 12 students.
We are looking forward to a great day and can't wait to see you all dressed up.
Please come along and support a great cause.
Chisholm Pastoral Coordinator
Year 8 “Have a Go” Day
On Wednesday Year 8 students participated in their ‘Have a Go’ day. This day was designed to help Year 8 students know what electives they can select in Year 9 beyond the Year 7 and 8 core classes. Students experienced fun and exciting lessons in Drama, PASS, Commerce, Agriculture and Design and Technology.
I enjoyed the Have a Go day and the experience of all the subjects. I enjoyed the PASS and Commerce lessons. I liked the extra sport you can do in PASS.
I quite enjoyed the drama lesson. I liked going onto the stage and having a go. Ag was really fun too, the pigs were really cute.
I had a good day because of PASS and Agriculture where we got to do sport and go to the Red Gate Farm.
It was a fun experience and it let me have good insight into what to choose for next year.
We really enjoyed the day and learnt a lot. It was good to experience all the electives and helped us get a better understanding of what the electives are like. It has helped us decide what to study next year. We had a great day with our mates.
Alexis, Felix and Piper
The Have a Go day was really good. We liked the Agriculture and PASS lessons. We liked learning about saving money in Commerce.
Linkin and Aidan
It was a good experience trying out new subjects, learning new things and overall having a fun time with my peers and teachers.
The Year 8 Have a Go day was a great experience. I enjoyed time with my peers and learning new subjects. I really like Commerce and Agriculture.
It was a good experience to know what we can do in Years 9 and 10. It was helpful for me to make an easier decision. It was fun learning about new subjects.
It was great to experience different subjects. I thought I knew what electives I wanted to study, but the Have a Go day has given me more options. Overall it was a great day.
It was good to get an idea of what to do next year and what was fun.
It was really helpful to learn other subjects that I didn’t know much about. It was really helpful to decide what subjects I want to do next year. It was good to learn new things. I think we should continue this day as it was really helpful.
We had a fun day. We got to learn different things. We enjoyed PASS!
Violet and Minny
Year 10 Subject Selections
This term, Year 10 students will receive information on selecting their senior courses for 2023. We have many sessions coming up to help our students choose their courses and present what courses the College offers. Please see the attached flyer outlining these sessions and dates.
This week’s reminders:
- ‘The Dream’ School Play performances will be held on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 May from 6.30pm-9.00pm.
- Carroll Day will be held on Friday 3 June.
- Year 10 Course Talks will take place during Week 6.
Monday 30 May, Period 4: HSIE, TAS and CaPA.
Tuesday 31 May, Period 3: English, Maths and PDHPE.
Wednesday 1 June, Period 2: VET, RE and Science.
Thanks to Tamara Chatfield from The Family Place for organising such a wonderful day.
Next week sees the start of Reconciliation Week. This year the college will be commemorating this event by participating in a range of activities in our homeroom classes. Our Indigenous students will also be travelling to Batemans Bay to participate in the Reconciliation Bridge walk, joining with other members of our community to demonstrate our commitment to Reconciliation within our nation.
Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on school students with Disability
All schools in Australia are required to participate annually in the National Consistent Collection of Data for Students with Disability (NCCD). This allows our Catholic sector to continue to provide and prioritise innovative and high-quality teaching and learning to support all students on their learning journey. Above all though, our Catholic tradition demands that educators see every child as equal, inherently sacred and worthy of dignity and respect. Our Catholic schools support children and young people with disability as an act of love, not merely as a legislative requirement.
Inclusive Learning Coordinator
Maths becomes more challenging in high school, and Maths teachers are often asked by parents of Years 7-10 students what they can do at home to help support their child’s learning. Here are some ways that you can help your child to succeed in Maths.
Talk positively about Maths. Even if you struggled with maths yourself or believe that ‘you were never good at maths’ or that you ‘don’t have a maths brain’, be positive! Every Maths teacher will tell you that they have personally heard parents say, in front of their child, ‘It’s no wonder he/she is no good at Maths, he/she gets it from me, I was never good at Maths’. When a child hears a parent say these things, they can take this as an excuse to give up. I personally believe that everyone has a ‘Maths brain’, but not everyone has had a great Maths education, and it is understandable that some adults lack confidence in their own Maths ability (especially when your child is studying an area of Maths that you may not have had to think about since you were in school yourself!). Be positive about your child’s ability to succeed in Maths, and let your child see your support and enthusiasm. The effect of your positive attitude on your child’s learning is crucial to their success.
Ask your child what they are learning in Maths. If you don’t understand the maths yourself, ask them to explain it to you. Ask if your child has homework or if they have any assessments coming up. Encourage them to work hard and aim to achieve to the best of their ability. If your child is in Years 7-9, ask them to show you their Maths Pathways Curriculum Grid (this will let you see exactly what level your child is achieving in each area of the curriculum). If your child thinks that you are interested in and value Maths, they will be more motivated to succeed.
Communicate with your child’s Maths teacher. If your child tells you that they are struggling with something in Maths, have them clearly identify what it is that they need help with. Encourage them to talk to their teacher, or feel free to email the teacher yourself. Attending Tuesday Tutorials (in B1 every Tuesday AM break) is an excellent way for your child to access additional help from the Maths staff. In ‘Tuesday Tutes’, all students can get one-on-one help from one of the College Maths teachers and help with homework and assignments.
Practice makes perfect! If you, your child, or their teacher, identifies an area that they are struggling with or need to work on, doing more practice in that area is essential. Practice questions can be accessed through textbooks and the worksheets in your child’s Maths workbook. Email your child’s teacher to ask for more resources for your child to work on in that area. Too often, students become disengaged with Maths when they are stuck on just one concept.
Encourage your child to complete their Maths Pathways modules each cycle by doing some homework each night. All students in Years 7 -9 are expected to complete a set number of modules each week (6 modules for Year 7 and 4 modules for Years 8 & 9). When modules are completed and mastered consistently, Maths Pathways can fill in the gaps in your child’s learning and really boost their confidence in Maths. Mastering past content ensures that your child is prepared for future learning and, eventually, Senior Mathematics. Each module is accompanied by a short video, and you can watch the video yourself and help your child if needed. There may be some concepts that you could learn together!
You can sign up to have your child’s fortnightly test results emailed to you so that you can keep on top of how they are progressing. Have your child sign in to their Maths Pathway account, go to the ‘Parents and Carers’ tab and follow the directions.
Please contact your child’s Maths teacher if you have any further questions on how to best support your child with their Maths learning.
Entries for the annual Mayor's Writing Competition are now open
The annual Mayor’s Writing Competition aims to encourage young people who live or go to school in Eurobodalla to get writing.
Each year, young authors between the ages of five and 18 are invited to submit an original work. Entrants can submit a short story, essay, poem, or any style of creative writing as long as the writing adheres to word limits set out in the terms and conditions.
Each year we receive a flood of entries in the form of short stories, poems and essays. To select the prize-winning entries from hundreds of submissions, the judges award the most imaginative and unique plots.
2022 theme: Magic
This year a theme has been selected to provide some extra inspiration. Chosen by Mayor Matthew Hatcher, the word 'magic' needs to be incorporated somewhere in your story.
Mayor’s Writing Competition Workshops
Keen to enter the upcoming Mayor’s Writing Competition? Eurobodalla Libraries are providing a free two-hour writing workshop to help young people develop their ideas into stories.
Entries for the Mayor’s Writing Competition close on Friday 1 July. This workshop, for ages 8 and up, will help young people turn their great ideas into wonderful stories to submit for the competition.
Participants should come armed with their story ideas or drafts. In the workshop, they'll learn:
- how to turn their ideas into words on a page
- tips and tricks on how to structure writing
- how to make a good story into a great story (that stands out from the crowd)
Budding writers will have the chance to develop their stories and to workshop their ideas as a group. This workshop is ideal for late primary and early high school aged young people.
Come along to:
Batemans Bay Library
Saturday 7 May | 9.30am – 11.30am
T: 4472 5850
Saturday, 14 May | 9.30am – 11.30am
T: 4476 1164
Saturday, 28 May | 1.00pm – 3.00pm
T: 4474 1333
- Entries are open now, closing on Friday 1 July 2022 at 5pm.
- You can submit your entry online or in person.
- Your entry must be accompanied by a signed parent/guardian consent form (available on this page).
Eurobodalla Mayor Matthew Hatcher will announce the winners on Monday 12 September 2022 at a presentation for finalists.
To find out more information or how to enter on the Mayor's Writing Competition page.
Archdiocesan Teams Tennis Championship
On Friday 6 May, male and female students from Carroll College competed in the Archdiocesan Teams Tennis Championships in Goulburn. Both teams were successful on the day, winning their respective events. They will now progress to the CCC level in Bathurst. The boys' team, Max Colbourne, Joshua Nguyen, Nicholas Wain and Mitchell Love. The girls' team, Claudia Hannan, Georgia Lovegrove and Lilly Powell. The other schools competing were Hennessy Catholic College Young and Trinity Catholic College Goulburn.
Archdiocesan Cross Country
On 9 May, 33 students travelled to Canberra to compete in the annual Archdiocesan Cross Country. We recorded some excellent results, and the students listed below will go on to represent the college at the CCC Cross Country Championships later this term. Michael Aitken (4th), Will Tiffen (2nd), Oscar Bruce (6th), Kodi Perkins (2nd), Roary Colburn (5th), Leo Halliday (4th), Raphaella Herford (3rd), Emma Penberthy (4th), Sarah Tuckwell (1st), Kira Pendlebury (3rd), Michaela Fitzpatrick (4th), Kearna Walpole (3rd) and Brooklyn Hennock (4th). Congratulations to those students and to all students who attended on the day.
A fabulous day in Canberra for the junior AFL. Sunshine and plenty of energy.
The girls played hard and scored quickly in the first game. Not a win, however many had never played before and had an awesome time. Lost the second game and all still smiling.
The boys’ team went out hard and lost the first, won the second, and made it to the finals. The boys played the same team that thrashed them in the first game, but in the thrilling final they only went down by 5 points.
Thanks to Mel and Paul and the sports coaching students who really excelled in their roles.
I was really honoured to take this group of students to the Canberra games. All were supportive and enthusiastic and did us proud!
Last Wednesday, 11 May, our senior AFL teams travelled to Canberra to participate in the Senior AFL South Canberra Competition, playing in chilly and rainy conditions.
Year 8 and Year 11 Future Me program days in National Careers Week
Working in small house groupings Year 8 discovered their strengths, goals and RISEC Personality code and linked careers. Year 11 were challenged to think about financing, living away from the area, options for future study - apprenticeships, traineeships, or university and so much more. Thanks to the team at UOW Batemans Bay for their program today for self-exploration.
Careers Counsellor & VET Business Service/ Hospitality Teacher
Monday - Tuesday (Trinity Catholic College, Goulburn) / Wednesday - Friday (Carroll College, Broulee)
Term 2 fee statements were emailed on 6 May with a due date of Friday 27 May. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain Fee Agreement Form.
Covid-19 Fee Relief
Catholic Education and Carroll College are able to offer Covid-19 fee relief during Term 2, 2022. Covid-19 fee relief must be applied for during Term 2. Retrospective Covid relief is not available. Please request a Fee Concession application and a Covid-19 Fee Request form via email to Rhonda.Forner@cg.catholic.edu.au Supporting documentation is also required with your application.
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 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 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.
For additional support, other services available include:
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This year, I'm hosting a Biggest Morning Tea to help Cancer Council raise vital funds for people impacted by cancer – and I'd love for you to join me for this great cause!
When: Monday 23 May 2022 at 10.30am
Where: Renew Equine Academy, 29a Kiora Lane, Moruya
Entry: Please make a donation to my fundraising page.
Details: Please come along and share a cuppa and meet our beautiful team of teachers (aka our horses!). If you haven't been out to our new venue (the Renew Ranch!) then this would be a great opportunity to see what we do
RSVP: Friday 20 May Karene 0416 822 885 or reply email
I can’t wait to get together and share some tasty treats, all while helping create a cancer free future.
If you can’t make it, you can still help me make a difference by donating to my fundraising page. Every dollar helps!
Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator & Registered Counsellor
0416 822 885