- Principal's Welcome
- Vale Mrs Lois White
- SAVE THE DATE - YEAR 12 COLLEGE FORMAL
- Enrolments Online
- A Message from our Assistant Principal, Learning and Innovation and Religious Education Coordinator
- RE Matters!
- A Message from our Assistant Principal Pastoral Care
- A Message from our Assistant Principal, Learning and Improvement
- Sympathy and Prayers
- Inclusive Learning News
- Student Welfare News
- English News
- 2022 Variety Concert
- CAPA News
- Sports News
- Careers News
- Senior Study
- Finance News
- Community News
Dear Parents, Students and Friends
As Principal, Jacqui Heffernan dedicates herself to ensuring that our students, their families and our staff have her full attention and care. With this in mind, we all hope that the short break she is taking allows her time to have a rest, time with her family and an opportunity to enjoy supporting our representative Golf team in the upcoming championships in Yamba.
Carroll College is an active community, always offering engaging activities for our students, opportunities to include parents and carers, as well as welcoming visitors to the school.
Visit by Mr Ross Fox Director of Catholic Education
Our Director of Catholic Education for the Canberra Goulburn Diocese, Mr Ross Fox, visited the College on Wednesday 8 June. During his time at the College he met with the Executive and enjoyed a tour of the College led by representatives of the student Senior Leadership Team. Whilst visiting classrooms and having conversations with our students and staff Mr Fox was able to experience first hand the excellent teaching and learning happening throughout the College and the aspirations our Year 12 students have for their futures.
Curriculum Expo and Subject selections
Last Wednesday the students of Yrs 8, 9 and 10 along with their parents and carers attended the Subject Selection and Curriculum Expo evenings here at the College. It was wonderful to see so many families in attendance. Led by Mrs Sandra Harris and supported by Mrs Paull, the KLA Coordinators, class teachers students received clear information, not only about the wide range of subjects on offer at Carroll College, but also the subject selection process.
Year 8 have their first opportunity to select subjects based on their own interests. For Year 9 they can either select to continue with their current electives or explore some new choices. To support our Yr 10 students our Careers Advisor Ms Naomi Gill and VET Coordinator Mrs Cathie Bierman had organised for a range of external providers to attend the night so students could engage in conversations about their future aspirations. On a cold winters night everyone welcomed the delicious warm food and hot barista drinks prepared and served by our Hospitality students and staff. Thank you to everyone involved.
Semester 1 Student Reports
Recently our senior students have received their student reports. The reports for students in Years 7-10 are in the process of being prepared by their classroom teachers and will be available at the end of the term. These reports are a reflection not only on the hard work, progress and achievement of students but should also be seen as a source of encouragement to focus on the areas that need further attention or greater effort. When the reports arrive, we hope that students take some time to read the feedback for each subject carefully and feel affirmed and encouraged. Included in the report will also be a comment from their Homeroom teacher who will be reflecting on their contribution to this important part of their school day.
2022 South Coast Schools Excellence in Vocational Education & Training (VET) Awards
We are very excited to share that four of our Year 12 students have been nominated for the 2022 South Coast Schools Excellence in Vocational Education & Training (VET) Awards.
The date of the awards evening has not been finalised yet. We would like to congratulate these students on their nomination and wish them the success at the Awards.
Year 6 Confirmation Retreat
The K-12 Pathway for Catholic education for our families is reflected in opportunities like last Friday when Carroll College welcomed the Year 6 students from both St Bernard’s and St Mary’s to their Confirmation Retreat. Students from Mrs Lyttle’s Year 10 Youth Ministry Class facilitated the day.
The Confirmation Retreat program offers a wonderful opportunity for leadership as our students are involved in assisting to guide the spiritual development of the younger students.
Combined School’s Mass
The Combined Schools’ Mass is a highlight on the calendar each year for all three schools. This year due to the refurbishment of the student amenities block we are unable to hold the Mass in Week 10 of Term 2. The Mass has been postponed to Term 4 to coincide with the Giving Mass on Monday 12 December. Joining together before the close of the school year is a wonderful way to celebrate, say thank you and to prepare for Christmas.
Biennially we have the opportunity to attend the Variety Concert. This year the concert is on Wednesday 22 June. From 5.15pm a light dinner is available for purchase with the concert starting at 6pm. During the interval refreshments will also be on sale. Please come along to enjoy the amazing talent on display from all three schools. The flyer advertising the event is located within the Newsletter.
Claim the Date
2022 Year 12 Formal - Claim the date! The College will be celebrating the Year 12 Formal on Thursday 22 September 2022. Please save this date in your diaries.
Carroll College is currently advertising for an Aboriginal Education Worker. This role is an important part of supporting our students. If you know of anyone who maybe suitable for this role, please encourage them to apply.
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. We look forward to meeting with prospective families. Please lodge applications at your earliest convenience if you haven’t done so already.
It is with sadness but fondness we remember Lois White, a founding staff member of Carroll College. Lois passed away Sunday evening 12 June, after a battle with cancer.
Lois taught at both St Bernard’s Primary School and Carroll College during her teaching career in Catholic Education. She is affectionately remembered by the many staff, students and families that she encountered during these years of service. Lois was one of a kind, the most dedicated teacher who 'breathed the Catholic values of the college through her interactions with her students'. So professional as a teacher, yet with a wicked sense of humour and always had a smile on her face.
While at Carroll College, Lois took on so many roles from teaching Agriculture, champion of Public Speaking, REC and Assistant Principal. Her commitment to Carroll College began well before the school was established in 1995, and her legacy lives on in many of the traditions that we uphold daily. She was a dear friend, a treasured colleague and a beautiful soul. We offer our condolences and prayers to her family.
Six of our teaching staff are undertaking the second wave of teacher instruction with Teach Well and this week they began filming a “Daily Review”. This means that they planned a lesson that started with a review of prior learning. Daily reviews may require students to re-engage with information already taught during the “re-teach” phase of the review. Students then engage with a “retrieval” task that demands they recall what they have learned and then begin to “apply” the learning so that it becomes automated and in time, embedded into long term memory.
The filmed lessons focus only on the teacher and students are not identifiable. This footage is reflected upon by the teacher who identifies areas they are performing well in and areas for improvement. The footage is then sent to the Teach Well team for professional coaching and feedback. This filming occurs twice within the year and is an effective tool that provides participants with an opportunity to reflect deeply on their practice.
Thank you once again to our 2022 participants for engaging with what is a very demanding, yet highly rewarding, program: Karen Ashby, Wayne Foster, Sandra Harris Louise Ibbett, Emma Kenna and Jason Szkwarek.
Whilst your children have no doubt been busy working on assessment tasks and class task, staff too have been busy marking and moderating this work ready for feedback. With marking wrapping-up, the task of report writing begins. Year 11 Reports were sent out last week and it was wonderful to read through the many positive comments and recommendations provided to students and parents.
Year 7-10 Reports will be sent home toward the end of Week 10. Writing comments is an enormous task. When reports are sent home, staff will have written, proof-read and edited thousands of individual comments. In speaking with the staff about the need to write informative comments I gave them the following breakdown:
- Year 7 - 684 comments (6 comments per child)
- Year 8 - 873 comments (9 comments per child)
- Year 9 - 736 comments (8 comments per child)
- Year 10 - 712 comments (8 comments per child)
- A total of 3,005 comments written, proof-read and edited across Years 7 to 10
Providing feedback on our students is a great privilege and an essential part of our job. We take it seriously and know how important it is for students to receive feedback. Reports, however, are only one way to provide feedback. Students receive verbal feedback during lessons, written feedback in books and on class tasks. Detailed written feedback is provided on assessment tasks and marking rubrics also provide information related to how a task was graded. A child’s end of semester report is the summing-up of this ongoing feedback.
I congratulate students on their efforts at this busy time of year, especially those who worked hard to submit tasks on the due date. I wish staff well as they prepare reports. Fortunately, the holidays are just around the corner.
Assistant Principal, Learning and Innovation
Religious Education Coordinator
Year 6 Confirmation Retreat
The College’s Year 10 Youth Ministry class have prepared and facilitated the recent Carroll Day service as well as this week’s Year 6 Confirmation Retreat. The students have approached these events with enthusiasm and maturity and have demonstrated excellent leadership in doing so. It is wonderful to see these students work so confidently with Year 6, sharing their knowledge and ideas, and forging strong relationships with these students.
Congratulations and thank you to these dedicated students. Thank you also to our Youth Ministry teacher Karen Lyttle who has helped to prepare these students, and ensure everything ran smoothly.
Faith Formation Coordinator
Last Friday the Year 10 Youth Ministry class, with the help of our Religious Education teachers, organised a fun and engaging day where the Year 6 students from St Mary’s and St Bernard’s came and spent the day at the college to help them prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation. The day included creative activities such as making book marks reflecting on scripture and card decorating for students making their sacrament. Students painted rocks with images and words of their chosen saints. Posters were created depicting the gifts of the Holy Spirit and banners using the symbols of Confirmation were painted. Many prayers where written and read and everyone had the opportunity to reflect on particular saints and on the themes of Confirmation. The Year 6 students were all very excited and enthusiastic about the day and it was a delight to work together and get to know them.
By Alyssa Harajli
On Friday the 10th of June the Year 6 cohort from Saint Mary’s Moruya, Saint Bernard’s Batemans Bay and 1 student from Saint Peter’s Broulee visited Carroll College to participate in a Confirmation retreat day. The day was a great success with lots of activities run by the Year 10 Youth Ministry class with the aim of teaching the Year 6 students what the sacrament of Confirmation is and what Catholics do to confirm their Religion. The 5 activities that the Youth Ministry class ran included poster making, rock painting, bookmark making, card making and banner painting. At the end of the day, Deacon Eden came and taught us about the oils of Anointment that are used in Christianity, including the sacrament of Confirmation. Both year groups enjoyed the activities thoroughly.
By Tahlia Stjepanovic
On Wednesday, our senior students attended the Youth Committee Meeting hosted by the Eurobodalla Shire Council. Students from all five Eurobodalla high schools are invited to attend. It’s a great opportunity for young people to give their views on Council’s plans, plan activities for young people, volunteer and participate in community events and build on their leadership skills. Our students were great advocates for the College who shared what amazing events the College have been involved in recently and what is coming up before the term ends.
The Attitude of Gratitude
It can be easy to spend a lot of time worrying about the various stressors in our lives. We worry about our families, our health, world events, what we need to achieve tomorrow, how we look and much more. Young people also have a myriad of worries related to school, friends, appearance, and the future, and teaching them to actively practice gratitude can improve their stress levels and allow them to enjoy the here and now. Having an “attitude of gratitude” is something both adults and young people can benefit from.
Why is gratitude important?
When we feel gratitude, we focus on being thankful for the good things we have in our lives. Practicing gratitude is a great way to improve our mood and to destress.
Practicing gratitude helps us to:
- Feel positive emotions
- Deal with adversity and build our resilience
- Build strong relationships
- Enjoy good experiences
- Re-gain control in our lives
It is important to remember that just because a young person has a lot to be grateful for, doesn’t mean they are not allowed to feel sad or worried. If we don’t give young people space to talk about their negative feelings, they will not learn to express themselves and can bottle up their emotions. Practicing gratitude is important to build into an everyday routine and is also useful when reflecting after a young person has expressed their worries and concerns.
Ways to Practice Gratitude at Home
Journaling/gratitude jar – encourage your young person to write down something they are grateful for each day in a ‘gratitude journal’. You could also have a ‘gratitude jar’ where they can write on a small piece of paper one thing they are grateful for. At the end of the week, you could empty the jar together and reflect on the things you are thankful for.
Appreciate the little things – ditch the idea that you or your young person are going to be grateful for absolutely everything in life. Don’t criticise yourself for not being grateful all the time for everything you have. Sometimes, it’s the littlest things that lift our spirit. A simple feeling of gratitude for a pet or for a favourite home cooked meal can make the world of difference.
Positive role modelling – it may not always seem like it, but young people learn from the actions and reactions of adults. If you are practicing gratitude, chances are your young person will follow along (whether they admit it or not!).
Play the Gratitude Game – name: one person you are thankful for, one place you are thankful for, one food you are thankful for, one thing you are thankful for. This can be during dinner, a car ride, a walk, or when you are just relaxing at home. This is a great way for all the family to practice gratitude.
For further gratitude prompts, look at this image https://headspace.org.au/assets/gcattachments/149570c7169b2df39c6548052a8253e3.jpeg
The Black Dog Institute have developed the ‘Thank Tank’ https://www.biteback.org.au/ThankTank, a space for teens to document what they are grateful for. They also get a chance to see what others are grateful for which can provide inspiration.
Yesterday we celebrated our Patron, Caroline Chisholm.
Caroline was very aware that families should be strengthened and kept together. She organised free passage for many of the seventy-five wives and children who were left behind in England to be united with their husbands and fathers in Australia. Later on, she set up an organisation in England to send skilled workers and their families to Australia. In merely the first four years, some 3000 immigrants were sponsored.
What caused this woman to be so concerned for the welfare of others? It was her desire to live out the teachings of Jesus. Although for Caroline, fame came, that was not what she sought. She lived her life for the benefit and well-being of others.
Chisholm Day was an exciting day where students were asked to come along in mufti, for a gold coin donation and wear a sports jersey from any code. There were also hot dogs for sale during AM break.
At PM break, staff and students competed in the annual Chisholm Day Oztag match, with the staff winning convincingly against the students.
Assistant Principal Pastoral Care (Acting)
Last week, Years 8, 9 and 10, parents and students attended the Carroll College Curriculum Information Evening and Expo. It was wonderful to have parents back onsite and network with staff. During the evening, students received a Curriculum Handbook outlining the Stage 5 and Stage 6 curriculum requirements.
This week, Years 8 and 9 students completed their elective choices for 2023. Year 10 students will have their course counselling session with the College Careers Coordinator, Ms Naomi Gill, to discuss their senior subjects and career pathways. Early next term, they will select their senior subjects for 2023.
A copy of the Stage 5 and Stage 6 Curriculum handbooks are available for parents and students in the Sentral Portal under Resources.
This weeks reminders:
- The athletics long jump event will be held at the College on Wednesday, 22 June.
- The Variety Concert will take place in the College Hall from 6.00-9.00pm this Wednesday, 22 June.
- Year 10 course counselling sessions continue.
- Friday 24 July is our College Athletics Carnival at Captain Oldrey Park.
- The last day of term is Wednesday 29 June.
- Student pupil free days – Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July.
Assistant Principal, Learning and Improvement
In previous newsletters, I have provided information about what the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) is and who is included in the NCCD.
This week, we are focusing on the broad definition of disability as provided in the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
Please see the infographic below.
Hello parents/carers and students,
There are currently a few workshops available for people aged over 16, and the topic is resilience. These workshops provide FREE training to members of the community.
The workshops will be delivered in a variety of locations across the Eurobodalla. Please see the below flyers for information.
Student Welfare Officer
I stand on the shore, the waves reaching for my toes
I long to return home, and that the sea knows
Many will dream of a white picket fence and gate
For me, that dream is about the blue water, vast and great
The breaking and crashing of the waves produce a relaxing sound
A sound that reassures me that my inner peace will be found
As time progresses we do not realise we are damaging the beauty
Humans have forgotten that protection of the ocean is part of our duty
Many fear her as there is much that humans are yet to explore
Hence why the ocean is a source of many tales in folklore
One bothersome question tugs at my mind
Why is the sea as treacherous as she is kind
Many believe that the sea is dangerous as many have been lost
Little do they know that Mother Blue’s beauty comes with a cost
I don’t find Mother Blue as scary as the others seem to
This is because I know that Mother Blue cares about me too
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.
- 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.
Visual Arts and Photography excursion
Wednesday 1 June was an early start for the 36 CAPA students attending a Sydney excursion.
Leaving at 6.30am we began the windy journey to Sydney and all the Art adventures started.
The first stop was the NSW Art Gallery. Students had the option to view the famous Archibald prize, the Wynn and Sulman prize art exhibition, as well as wander through the permanent collection on display in the Gallery.
The Archibald Prize for portrait painting is the country’s favourite and most significant art award. Since 1921, it has highlighted figures from all walks of life, from famous faces to local heroes, reflecting back to us the stories of our times.
The Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, or figure sculpture, while the Sulman Prize is given to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project in oil, acrylic, watercolor or mixed media.
Following this, we were taken by bus to the Barangaroo precinct for lunch and then walked to the Cutaway. Here is a link to see the space.
The Cutaway housed part of the Biennale of Sydney Exhibition. Have a look here for some more information about the Biennale.
From here we walked over to Pier 2/3 to view more of the Biennale. Amazing views of the Harbor Bridge and many photos were taken here. A few hundred stairs later we arrived at the YHA at the Rocks.
Amazing accommodation that was built above archaeological remnants of colonial Sydney. From the rooftop, we were able to view the amazement of this year’s Vivid light festival.
Thursday morning allowed us time to walk along Circular Quay and across to the Opera House. A great experience despite the chilly winds. A visit to the Powerhouse Museum was next on the agenda. More amazing exhibitions to see here including History of Ceramics in Australia as well as a great Fashion Photography exhibition.
Lunch at Westfield Miranda kept everyone happy, and the last visit was to Hazelhurst Gallery in Gymea. This is where we were able to see the Art Express works and take in the talent of 2021 Visual Arts students’ top works.
Overall a wonderful experience with a great group of students whose enthusiasm and conduct was exceptional.
Ms Lizette Richards
Mrs Miriam Shilling
Mr Todd Dubois
On Wednesday, our boys rugby union teams participated in the Brumbies High School 7s Gala Day at Captain Oldrey Park Broulee.
The conditions were terrific, and the quality of the rugby union on show was outstanding. We had four teams competing.
Our 7/8 Boys B Team had two wins and three losses and were fourth overall.
Our 7/8 Boys A Team was undefeated in the pool rounds and won the grand final convincingly to be tournament champions.
Our 9/10 Boys Team had two wins and two losses and were third overall.
Our Open Boys were undefeated in the pools and were also tournament champions after a dominant display in the final.
Well done to all teams.
UOW Discovery Day
UOW discovery day finally arrived after a postponement from February. Students enjoyed a day exploring degree and faculty areas along with studying options overseas, accommodation tours and what it feels like to be at university.
They met the university mascot and were welcomed to the college by two regional students from Dubbo and Norfolk Island.
Thank you to all the students who took the opportunity to explore pathways into tertiary study and Mr McPherson for attending the excursion.
Yr 10 Future Finder Excursion
Yr10 experienced a future finder day at UOW Bateman Bay campus last week. They explored career development, a career in crime, nursing and healthcare and critical thinking workshops. Students returned to Carroll campus to be taken through Work experience requirements if they wish to participate in that opportunity across the year. Thanks to the UOW team for a wonderful day in their excellent campus.
Fast-track your future @ Uni Canberra
If you’re a Year 11 student with diverse skills and abilities in the ACT or surrounds (within a three-hour drive), you may be eligible to apply for the University of Canberra’s Fast Forward Program (FFP).
The program is open NOW to domestic and international Year 11 students.
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 email@example.com 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. Applications need to be in by Thursday 23 June to be finalised within the term.
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.
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.
What's happening in the Eurobodalla for our youth......
FREE Creative Workshops!
The Create and Celebrate Art Workshops are a series of free local youth workshops located at Art Central in Moruya. Art Central is a volunteer run space for the Arts Council of Eurobodalla to run workshops, classes and community gatherings. 8 creative workshops will be held across a two-week period. Workshops will have a maximum of 10 young people, so make sure to register ASAP, so you don't miss out.
Workshops will run between 10am and 2pm, with a free lunch provided.
The workshops program for the 2 weeks is...
- Monday 4th July 2022 - NAIDOC Art Workshop with a local Aboriginal Artist
- Tuesday 5th July 2022 - Guitar Basics Workshop
- Wednesday 6th July 2022 - Art for the Heart | Art and Well-being Workshop
- Thursday 7th July 2022 - Paint a Mate | Bring a mate and paint each other’s portrait
- Monday 11th July 2022 - Wear it Purple Felting Workshop
- Tuesday 12th July 2022 - Open Art Workshop | Draw or paint
- Wednesday 13th July 2022 - Art for the Heart | Art and Well-being Workshop
- Thursday 14th July 2022 - Paint a Mate | Bring a mate and paint each other’s portrait