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The prep students have enjoyed having nine noisy chicks in their classroom for two weeks. The students have been learning about 'Living Things' as part of the Science topic for this term. They learned how to care for chicks, understanding exactly what the chickens need to survive. The students were very excited watching the eggs hatch and learned all about the life cycle of a chicken. The students wrote about the chickens daily and will take home a book describing the experience to share with families at home.


Meet Shadow, the newest member of our Student Wellbeing team. His role includes: supporting students; visiting classes and the Inclusion Centre; meeting parents; yard duty; participating in Student Support Group meetings . . . and much, much more. These are some students' comments about Shadow and his work:

  • "We love Shadow"
  • "Why doesn't Shadow come to school every day?"
  • "I want to curl up and cuddle Shadow forever"
  • "Shadow calms me down and helps me to cope"
  • "Having Shadow at school makes everyone smile"
  • "He helps me to concentrate on my work"

Shadow sits by students as they receive counselling in the Student Wellbeing Centre. His achievements have included:

  • sitting with a Year 8 girl, paw on her knee as she tearfully explained how she had been bullied;
  • accompanying a very anxious student as she completed her mid-year examination;
  • supporting a VCAL student, who spent 2 hours with Shadow, successfully planning his work placement;
  • helping students to communicate with one another.



On Friday 15th August, sixty-six students from Years 11 and 12, together with nine teachers, journeyed to Mount Buller to spend the day learning to ski and snow-board. Perfect weather, superb snow and  a wonderful team of students and teachers made this one of the happiest school days of the year.


For Tuesday, 12th August, SRC students organised the Multicultural Day. This idea was initiated by the SRC last year and has now been embraced as a tradition at our school. There was an assembly in the morning, showcasing student performances such as dances, songs, instrumental music and poem recitals from different cultures in our school. There was also a multicultural display showing special artefacts from the students’ cultures. Students dressed up in their cultural clothes to celebrate their backgrounds and being part of multiculturalism at our school. .

The Year 11 Business Management class ran their own business, selling a variety of different foods from cultures all around the world, as part of their assessment. Students and staff bought food such as cevapis, nachos, wedges, Dutch pancakes, Greek chicken skewers, butter chicken, churros, kebabs and drinks.   SRC 2014


 Senior Girls' Table Tennis

On 29th July 2014, the year 11 senior girls’ table tennis team participated in the annual Interschool Table-tennis Zone Finals. Finals were held at the ­­­­MSAC in South Melbourne. There were five schools in total, including MacRobertson (last year’s States Champions), Hampton Park, McKinnon, Lakeside and Carwatha College P-12. At the beginning of the day we were very concerned with the level of professional players in the room. Despite our nerves, we had our first match with MacRob, which didn’t go down too well. Although we lost that first match we held our heads high with determination and at the end of the day we came into second place just losing 1st place to MacRob. We were all very proud of our accomplishment and we know that next year we will try even harder.

Lastly we would like to thank Mr Pieta for always having faith in us, always reassuring us that it isn’t about winning or losing, it’s about having a go and having fun.                    Fidela 



Fathers' Day Stall and Raffle

The Fathers' Day stall will be held on Thursday and Friday 4th and 5th September. Each primary class will visit the stall during class time and will have the opportunity to purchase items. Cards and wrapping will also be available.


International Student Homestays

Carwatha College P-12 is currently looking to expand our team of homestay providers for our International Students. An outline of the responsibilities of a homestay provider are:

  • ensuring that the student has their own bed (they do not have to have their own room) and a place of their own to work and study;
  • overseeing the student’s wellbeing;
  • providing all meals including lunch. 

It is compulsory for all families (everyone in the household over the age of 18 or even frequent residents of the house) to have a current Working With Children Card. The current rate of payment for homestay providers is between $200 and $270 per week.  This may be negotiated depending upon the homestay provided.

If you are interested in the possibility of becoming a member of our homestay team, please contact Lynne Ramsay at the college for full details and an application form.



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