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Our Open Day and Evening this year is on Thursday, 23rd April and you are invited to participate in a tour to observe a normal day at the college. Our VCAL Cafe students will be serving refreshments during the tours, which start from the reception area at 9:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm. There will be an information session in the college theatre at 7:00pm.

For more information, or if you would like to arrange to visit at an alternative time, please contact Mr Kevin Fahey at the college.

Congratulations to Year 12 student, Natasha Martin, on being selected to participate in the Monash University program, Insight into Para-medicine. Natasha’s written application was chosen, based on her keen interest in the field. Well done Tash!

In a big week for Natalie Ilievski, she learnt that she has been accepted into the Melbourne Neuro-Science program for her week of work experience later this year. Congratulations, Natalie, on actively chasing your dream!

 

Success in the Arts

Carwatha 2014 Year 12 student, Fuad Osmancevic, has been selected as a finalist in the TOPshots annual awards which recognise the best photomedia work produced by VCE students of Art, Media and Studio Arts.

The work of all of the finalists will be on display at the Monash Gallery of Art in Wheelers Hill from March 4-29.

Two of Fuad’s photographic works are on display in the college office foyer.

 

 

Commencing in 2015, all Year 10 students at Carwatha 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 is an innovative, personalised approach to learning. It provides 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 appointment to visit the college.

 

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.

  

 

Last year, SRC students organised the Multicultural Day. This idea was initiated by the SRC 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

 

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