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Commencing in 2015, all Year 10 students at Carwatha will begin their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) studies. They will study the VCE or VCAL over 3 years.

This is not intended to be just another acceleration program, but an innovative, personalised approach to learning. It will provide students with broader choices and opportunities to extend and consolidate their learning, with the aim of improved outcomes for all.

Why V3?

Please contact the school for more information about V3 or for an apointment to visit the college.

 

VCAL City to School Walk

Last month, Carwatha’s VCAL students, together with the Year 11 PE class, walked more than 30Km, from Federation Square in the city to our school in Noble Park North, to raise money for the Salvation Army.

 

After leaving the city at 7:30am and wending their way along bicycle and walking paths, the tired, but elated group of students and teachers were welcomed back to school at 2:30pm, firstly by an honour guard of Prep students, then at a special, whole-school assembly held to celebrate their achievement. There, the students presented to a representative of the Salvation Army a cheque for $1000 and several large crates of food they’d collected.

 

Congratulations to all involved in this outstanding project.

WotOpera

The WotOpera team visited four Melbourne schools in September 2014: Carwatha College P-12; Albert Park College; MacRobertson Girls' High School and Nossal High School. The four schools held their final performances on Tuesday 16th September at the Drum Theatre in Dandenong.

Variety Night

Our annual Variety Night again showcased some of Carwatha's amazing talent. Our dancing, singing, song-writing, instrumental, circus, calisthenics, martial arts - and many other - performers provided a seemingly endless range of superb entertainment.

 

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.

  

 

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 

  

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