Newsletter Term 3 2023

3 2023

Principals Report Term 3 2023

Principal's Newsletter Report :

Celebrating Excellence and Achievements

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Friends of Carwatha College P-12.

I am delighted to bring you the latest news and updates from our vibrant school community in this editionNewsletter. The past months have been filled with remarkable achievements, exciting extracurricular activities, and valuable parent-teacher interactions.

Outstanding NAPLAN Results from Grade 3 to Year 9

We are thrilled to share that our school has consistently excelled in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assessments from Grade 3 to Year 9. Our students' dedication and the tireless efforts of our teachers have truly paid off. In all areas measured, including writing, reading, and numeracy, our school performed exceptionally well, surpassing both similar and neighbouring schools. Moreover, we achieved a remarkable feat by surpassing state averages in 10 out of the 12 areas assessed across reading, writing, and numeracy. These results reflect the unwavering commitment to excellence within our school.

Acknowledging Our Exceptional Staff

We owe a great deal of gratitude to our dedicated teaching and administrative staff for their unwavering commitment to our students' success. Their dedication extends beyond the classroom, as they have organized a wide range of enriching extracurricular activities for our students. These experiences contribute significantly to our students' personal growth and development. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the following initiatives:

  1. Year 10 Special Interest Elective Camp to Wilsons Promontory: This unique adventure provided our Year 10 students with an opportunity to explore and learn in the stunning natural setting of Wilsons Promontory.
  2. Year 8 Tree Top Excursion: Our Year 8 students had a thrilling experience exploring the treetops, fostering teamwork, and building resilience.
  3. Year 7 Mini Golf Excursion: A fun-filled day of mini golf allowed our Year 7 students to bond while enhancing their coordination and concentration skills.
  4. Year 9 Excursion to the Shrine: Our Year 9 students had a meaningful experience visiting the Shrine of Remembrance, fostering an understanding of history and sacrifice.

In addition to these enriching activities, our school also organized Year 9 Mock Interviews and Morrisby Careers Interviews to prepare our students for their future educational and career journeys. We are grateful for our staff's tireless dedication to our students' holistic development.

Parent-Teacher Night

We extend our gratitude to the parents and guardians who attended our recent Parent-Teacher Night. This event is an essential opportunity for us to strengthen the partnership between school and home, and your active participation is deeply appreciated. Your support and engagement are invaluable in helping our students reach their full potential.

Wishing Our Grade 5 and 6 Students the Best

Lastly, as we look ahead, we extend our best wishes to our Grade 5 and 6 students who are eagerly preparing for their upcoming camp next week. These experiences provide them with valuable life skills, new friendships, and unforgettable memories. We are confident they will represent our school with pride and enthusiasm.

Once again, I want to express my sincere gratitude to our students, staff, parents, and the entire school community for making [School Name] a place of excellence and achievement. Together, we continue to foster an environment where our students can thrive academically, socially, and personally.

As we move forward, let us remain committed to nurturing the growth and potential of every student, empowering them to excel in all areas of life.

Warm regards,

Pat Mulcahy


Assistant Principals Report Term 3 2023

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,

As we approach the end of Term Three, I am delighted to share some exciting updates and achievements from our school community. It has been a busy and productive term, and I would like to express my gratitude to our dedicated teachers, staff, students, and parents who have contributed to our successes.

Outstanding NAPLAN Results

First and foremost, I am thrilled to announce our exceptional NAPLAN results this year. Our students have truly excelled in the areas of numeracy, reading, and writing, surpassing not only local schools but also similar schools in our region. In most areas, our results are on par with or above the state average. These remarkable achievements reflect the hard work and dedication of our students and teachers and highlight our commitment to providing a high-quality education.

Year 12s: Preparing for Final Exams

Our Year 12 students are reaching the final stages of their secondary education journey. The countdown to their final exams has begun, and we are confident that they will demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired throughout their years at our school. 

Expanding Our International Students Program

Our International Students Program continues to grow, with the number of international students growing to 50. It is heartening to see our school become a global community, fostering cultural exchange and understanding. We warmly welcome our new international students and look forward to the enriching experiences they will bring to our school.

Principal's International Tour

At the start of Term Four, our Principal, Patrick Mulcahy, will embark on an international student recruitment tour to Vietnam and Cambodia in collaboration with the Education Department. This tour aims to showcase our school's excellence and the incredible opportunities we offer to international students. We are excited about the prospect of welcoming even more talented individuals to our school community.

As we head into the final term of the year, I want to express my gratitude for the continuous support and dedication of our school community. Together, we have achieved outstanding results and created a nurturing and inclusive environment for our students. I encourage you all to stay engaged and involved in the various activities and events planned for Term Four.

Wishing you all a relaxing and enjoyable break during the upcoming holidays.

Warm regards,

Matthew Oke
Assistant Principal

Secondary Report Term 3 2023

On Tuesday, last week, our Year 9 Mandarin students enjoyed a day at the Melbourne Town Hall, experiencing, viewing and interacting with various aspects of Chinese culture. This was an event hosted by the Chinese Languages Teachers Association of Victoria (CLTAV), in collaboration with La Trobe University, RMIT University, Victoria University and the University of Melbourne.

Upon arrival, students were free to roam around the Melbourne Town Hall, visiting various activities and stalls universities and other sponsors for the event had set up for the students. The students went straight for the fan colouring activity (as seen in photos) and enjoyed their time colouring and drawing pandas and Chinese characters onto their fans. Other stalls included, making your own Chinese coin and knot, taking part in Chinese traditional games, a Ping-Pong ball game, movable type printing and dragon dancing.

Once students had enjoyed their time at various activities, it was time to return to the main hall and students were treated with various speeches and cultural performances.

Speeches were made by Mr Jixing Xu (President of the CLTAV), The Hon. Zheng Jianhua (Acting Consul General, Chinese Consulate-General in Melbourne), The Hon. Bruce Atkinson (Former President of the Legislative Council, Victoria Government), Cr Sally Capp (Lord Mayor of Melbourne City Council) and Dr David Howes (Deputy Secretary to the Minister for Education, Victoria). 

Students were then treated to various cultural performances such as, lion dancing (performed by Canterbury Primary School), a children’s song medley using traditional Chinese instruments (performed by Ruyton’s Girls School), traditional Chinese dances (performed by Ninan Dance – children and adult performances) and singing (performed by Jack de Fraga).

Students also took delight in participating in quizzes hosted by the CLTAV, jumping up when they knew the answer and even using the torch light on their phones to try and get the attention of the speakers.

Overall, the students had an informative, educational and enthusiastic day out. We look forward to future students joining us for the excursion again next year. 😊


On Thursday the 7th of September 9SEE students headed to Quantum Victoria and participated in the A Viral Enigma program. 

Students throughout this excursion participated in a range of activities by racing against the clock as the only few remaining scientists to collect data and obtain a cure to save humanity from a global pandemic! Students investigated DNA coding and mutations to understand how viruses can become more virulent over time.

They problem-solved, used algorithmic thinking and mathematics without numbers, word or calculations during the immersive game. Josh, Barkot, Pich and Nheisen were the first group of students to reach one of the highest levels in an activity in Quantum Victoria and therefore broke a record.
Well done on this amazing achievement!!


Year 12
As part of their coursework, Year 12 Biology students headed to Melbourne Zoo this term to gain a deeper understanding of primate evolution. Students participated in workshops where they compared different skulls of primates as well as their DNA sequences.

Students then got to explore the zoo and collected qualitative data on the different characteristics and behaviours of primates living in the zoo (such as monkeys, orangutans and gorillas)!


As part of their coursework Year 12 Biology students, Rosie from Earth Ed, came down to Carwatha College P-12 to enhance students' understanding of hominin evolution. Students during this incursion got to collect quantitative data by measuring skulls and comparing the different skulls of hominin species as well as other physical characteristics of hominins.  


Ms Toul - Biology Teacher.

This term year 7's had an incursion for Science. All year 7's participated in a dissection workshop run by Seaweed Sally. During this incursion, they examined the structural features of a squid and dissected the squid to reveal its internal organs. They learnt how to name all of the features and found the 'pen' in the squid which they removed and used to write with by dipping the pen in the ink sac of the squid. 

Year 7SEE had an additional incursion run by Bioeyes Monash University. Through this incursion, the students learnt about genetics and inheritance using zebrafish as a model. They examined adult fish to look at dominant and recessive genes as well as using microscopes to view zebrafish eggs and embryos to identify the stages of development. 

Ms Cooper

Year 7 Ceramics

Students have worked hard creating pinch pot money boxes and bowls in ceramics class. Now the delicate process of applying their choice of glaze or paint to bring their creations to life.


Art & Technology Show 2023

The Carwatha College P-12 Art & Technology show will be held Tuesday October the 24th from 3.10pm until 6.30pm.

Our Talented students Art work from Preps to Yera 12's will be on display so mark this date on your calendars now!

Primary Report Term 3 2023

Prep/1H and Prep M have had a busy, action packed and fun filled term 3.  We have worked hard, trying our best every day and participated in many fun activities over the term!

Over the last term we have been busy bees in the Prep/1 unit. We wrote Narrative stories, created poems about our favourite colours and even created advertisement for the chocolates we designed to practise our persuasive writing.  In reading we put our book critic hats on and practised forming opinions on the stories we read in class. In maths we learned about Australian coins and notes and even got to go shopping in our classroom. We practise buying different items and adding coins and notes together. We also explored halves and quarters when we learned about fractions. We have been very busy learning all about measurement, comparing and ordering items by their length, capacity and mass.

In term 3 we celebrated lots of special events and participated in numerous excursions and incursions. We started of the term with swimming lessons and grew our swimming skills. We had a go at learning hip hop dances and performed them to the primary school. We had some exciting incursion where we learned about footy and golf, practising our golf hits, kicking, passing, and catching the footy. We celebrated Book Week and got to dress up as our favourite book characters, we even got to do a parade to show off all our wonderful costumes. To top it all off we got to go and watch a play in the Theatre “Zanna and the lost code”.

One of our most exciting days this term was when we go to celebrate reaching 100 days of school!! WOW what a massive achievement!! We got all dressed up, completed lots of 100 activities, shared all our 100 day of Prep projects and had a yummy pizza lunch.

We can’t wait for all the wonderful things we are going to achieve next term! We are looking forward to seeing all the growth Prep/1H and Prep M will have.

From Prep/1H, Prep M and Mrs H

Term 3 has been a very busy term for us in Grade 1/ 2A. We have done lots of remarkable learning and participated in many fun activities.

We read various types of texts and continued to develop our reading comprehension skills. We have been improving our synthesising, summarising, analysing and critiquing strategies.

Writing poems this term was so much fun! We got creative, and we are so proud of our efforts.

In Math we worked on so many ‘money’ calculations. We now know so much about money. Measuring length, mass, area, capacity and volume was so interesting and we loved using different measuring tools.

In Geography we identified and described features of places in Australia and around the world using maps. We got excited when we located our houses on Google maps.

We participated in our Learn to Swim and Water Safety Program and are becoming more confident and safer around water.

Our Multicultural Day was awesome! We got to wear our traditional clothing and participated in cultural activities.

Book Character Parade was so bright and colourful. We got to dress up as our favourite book characters. We loved having our parents join us in our classroom for special activities.

We also had a good time selecting gifts for our fathers at the Father’s Day Stall.

What an eventful Term 3 we had! We are looking forward to the many exceptional things we will do next term!


Mrs Abraham



Term 3 has been a very busy but exciting term for students in grade 2F. We have participated and engaged in many fun activities.

We have learnt all the strategies in improving our reading such as synthesising, summarising, analysing, and critiquing. We also had the opportunity to write poems and students brought in their unique ideas and produced outstanding poems.

In math we worked on topics such as calculating money, length, mass, area, volume, and capacity and used many real-life examples in our learning. Students worked hard in these areas and continue to challenge themselves.

In Geography we learnt about features of places in Australia and explored different areas of the world using maps and google maps. We also explored animals in different parts of the world.

We had the opportunity to get involved in our Learn to Swim and Water Safety Program and this was important for students to become more confident and learn to apply survival skills in the water.

Multicultural day was a great time for us to wear clothing that represented our culture and background. We learnt and got a better understanding of different cultures, languages and identity.

Book week was an unforgettable experience where students got to dress up in their favourite book characters. It was a fun celebration of books! We loved seeing parents dress up in their creative costumes and join us in our special activities.

We also had a Father’s Day Stall where we bought gifts for our father’s, and we also made a special card too. We hope the dads loved them!

It has been an adventure and we will continue to create beautiful memories.


Mr. Phoa

Term 3 has been a busy term for the ¾ Unit!

There have been many special events this term which all students have enjoyed! These include Mabo Week, Blackburn Week, Swimming and Water Safety Program, Multicultural Day, AFL Incursion, Werribee Zoo Excursion and Book Week.

Multicultural day was an amazing day for our school community. The assembly was a highlight with stunning performances that showcased many different cultures. Students were very enthusiastic during their workshop activities which allowed them to learn and participate in activities from different cultures.

Werribee Zoo was another highlight for our year 3 and 4 students. We started the day with very excited students on a long bus ride down to Werribee Zoo. Once we arrived we explored the zoo, seeing many different animals. We had the opportunity to go on the safari bus where we got to see animals up close. We were lucky enough to see the giraffe’s being fed, which allowed us to be just out of arm's reach to them.

We also celebrated Book we towards the end of the term. Everyday in the week students were able to enjoy a story and complete an activity related. It was amazing to see all the students dressed up as their favourite book characters at our Book Parade and get into the spirit of Book Week!

We can’t wait for Term 4 where we get to enjoy even more special events with our students!


Ms Bishop & Ms Pritchett

It has been a very busy and exciting Term 3 in the grade â…š unit.

The students have had a range of incursions and excursions this term. We began the Term with the Stem game day excursion where students travelled to North Melbourne to visit the new interactive Stem centre. Students then participated in the Money Talk excursion where they learnt about Financial literacy.

The grade â…š students also participated and represented our school well at Gala Day. The Volleystars boys team managed to bring home the win and all students had a wonderful time.

Throughout the term students were involved in the swimming program, they learned about vital swim safety skills to use in their everyday life. Students improved their skills throughout the series of lessons.

We also celebrated Multicultural Day with the whole school, students wore their cultural attires and participated in different cultural activities.

At the moment, students are participating in the Jump Rope for Heart program and are practising their skipping to keep themselves fit and healthy and raise money for the Heart Foundation.

In Reading this term, students have been learning about different strategies they can use to gain a more developed understanding of the book. Some of these strategies include synthesising, summarising, analysing and critiquing.

In Writing this term, students began to focus on Poetry and near the end of the term had the opportunity to have free choice on the types of writing pieces they wrote. Students focused on writing Graphic stories, narratives, procedures, brochures and many other forms of writing.

In Numeracy this term, students have been working closely with patterns and algebra, location and transformations, using units of measurement and money and financial maths.

It has been a great Term 3 in the grade â…š unit and we are looking forward to what Term 4 will bring!

Ms Edwards, Mrs Elias & Ms Kavanagh

Prep and Grade 1 Kites

Students coloured in their kites before carefully cutting and constructing a kite.  Then the fun began, the flying! 


Primary Art 3/4P

Students learnt how to draw a ring-tailed possum before carefully colouring with oil pastels.  They were encouraged to create an interesting composition by including additional possums, foliage or a background. 

Aren’t they just the cutest possums you’ve ever seen!


The focus this term for STEM has been Technology. There has been robots and coding galore. Students in PM and P/1H have begun at the beginning of learning to give a robot commands to go to a specific location. Using the buttons on Tale-Bot to tell the robot to move forwards, backwards, turn, talk and even dance.

Students in 1/2A and 2F have stepped up their robotics commands to control Sphero. Students have experimented with a variety of drive commands in an attempt to tame this fast and sometimes unpredictable robot. Students in 3/4P and 3/4B converted Sphero into a spy who has to navigate its way around a 1x2m grid.

They have been writing code to move Sphero from the starting location to the “rendezvous point,” while passing through a number of designated locations. Students in 5/6E and 5/6K have been using Scratch software to code their own computer game. Students automated a character to move around the screen and another character controlled by the player to catch the other.

For National Science Week the Primary students had a competition to see whose paper plane could defy gravity the longest. Congratulations to the winners: Macie, Iris, Daphne and Riley!

All round this term has been a busy one and students have grown in their coding abilities, their adventures in coding will continue into next term as STEM continues with a Technology focus.


Mrs Braybon.

On Thursday August 31st a group of Grade 3 to Grade 6 students took part in the Primary District Athletes, at Casey Fields.  They were competing against 8 primary schools and in really cold, rainy conditions our students performed their absolute best.  All students enjoyed competing in their events and some took out places! congratualtions and well done!

Our grade 5/6 students have been developing their skills to be excellent buddies for the Prep/1 students. They have been meeting once a week in the library to read together, play games and complete different activities.


House Reports Term 3 2023

The end of term three is nearing and we are excited to finish it so positively with all the amazing achievements from our Cowan students. Like previous terms, Cowan students continue to aim high and strive for success, which is shown by the positive learning house points that Cowan students have earned. Cowan students have earned these points by representing the four college values: respect, teamwork, excellence and commitment.

So many Cowan students value their attendance and ensuring they are present every day to receive the best possible education. By arriving to school every day, Cowan students are able to grow more intellectually and achieve their goals. This is proven by all the students who received 90% attendance or above in this term.

In this term the school took part in both Mabo week and Blackburn week. Although Cowan had not won in any events during these weeks, our students had tried their very best throughout the weeks to gain house points for Cowan learning house.

Our Cowan house leaders and ambassadors have been working hard and are still continuing to work hard to organise our every own Cowan week. Cowan week will occur early next term. It will consist of a range of homegroup activities for the whole school to participate in.

This will give students a chance win activities and gain house points for their learning house. We will also be offering food for students to purchase during the day to raise money for our chosen charity, which will be determined at a later date. The purpose of Cowan week is to promote Edith Cowan and everything she represents. She worked for the rights and welfare of women and children all around Australia and was the first women to be elected in parliament.

With the help of our homegroup classes, we have been able to strengthen the Cowan community. During homegroup, students undertake various challenges that build our students teamwork skills, as well as activities to promote positive study habits.

Thank you and hope you enjoy your holidays, see you soon in term four!

Courtney Witt & Scott Antony – Secondary Cowan House Leaders

Sonia McPhie – Primary Cowan House Leader

Written by student Kiara D.

Term 3 has been busy with events, plenty of excursions, and students starting to get to the business end of their academic year. Our students have actively participated in our house Mabo Week, Science Week and Blackburn Week competitions and activities, helping to raise money and promote different causes. Special mention to Andrey Nikolovski who won the school-wide paper plane competition in Science Week, showing design and engineering skills to get his plane to go the furthest.

In Homegroup, our Primary students have been focused on learning about Teamwork. Students have been involved in different discussions and challenges to improve their understanding of what teamwork is and how they can show teamwork at school and in the wider community. 

Chang senior secondary students have been working on improving their approaches to study during homegroup time. One of our College Captains, Sam Norton, shared his study techniques to help our students learn what works for them. Our junior secondary students have focused on learning a new skill to demonstrate how having a ‘growth mindset’ can lead to better results. Skills ranged from juggling to Japanese phrases and most students said they improved through time, practice and learning from others. We’ve also had a bit of fun starting to decorate our Home Group rooms as well as preparing for our Year 7 & 8 House music competition that will be held early next term.

Our students continue to show the school values in different ways around school, and the following students are some of our leading students for individual house points for Chang House in Term 3:

Primary - Evelyn Sullivan, Parinon Jaruensuk, Justin Tran, Daphne Alexiades, Kristen Anthony-Mclean

Secondary - Sam Norton, Jessica Ho, Nheisen Huliganga, Christopher Nguyen, Amelia Watson

We also want to celebrate our secondary students who have achieved a GPA of 3.2 or above in our latest progress reports. This requires students to have an average of excellent or outstanding across academic progress, attitude to learning, and classroom behaviour. Congratulations to the following students:

Year 7 – Nikolina Gagic, Victor Hong-Aung, Alex Ivancic, Aida Pojatic

Year 8 – Jasleen Cheema, Lachlan Ng, Christopher Nguyen, Soubin Phal

Year 9 – Georgia Deed, Chloe Furian, Nheisen Huliganga

Year 10 – Milica Gagic, Caitlin Hamilton, Victoria Hong-Aung, Sofia Kaur, Glenn Ng

Year 11 – Thu Doan, Sadaf Hamidi, Paiman Hamidi, Nilu Perera, Adnan Pojatic

Year 12 – Jessica Ho, Daniel Kwenda, Felicity Liagourdis, Andrey Nikolovski, Sam Norton, Logan Ratanak, Justin Tran

We send encouragement to our Year 12 students, and those completing Year 12 subjects as they spend the school holiday break studying and preparing for their exams next term. To all of our Chang families, enjoy the school holiday break and we look forward to a successful final term of 2023!


Paul Roberts, Zannen Brown and Olivia Edwards -Chang House Leaders

Blackburn have had another remarkable term, marked by the much anticipated and highly successful Blackburn Week. During Week 8, our dedicated leaders and enthusiastic house members joined forces to create an unforgettable week of festivities and camaraderie throughout the college. It was not only a time of celebration but also an opportunity to give back to our community, as we collectively raised an impressive $850 for the Royal Flying Doctors Service.

Blackburn Week offered an array of exciting competitions that showcased the talent and creativity of our students. Below are the winners of the Blackburn Week Competitions:

  1. Guess the Lollies in the Jar: The keen-eyed Chloe Tan emerged as the champion of this sweet competition.
  2. Tuesdays Homegroup Activity – Best Sculpture: Mabo wowed us all with their creativity, securing the top spot in the sculpture design competition.
  3. Tuesdays Dodgeball Competition – Blackburn’s winning spirit and teamwork were on full display during the dodgeball competition, were they emerged victorious in the thrilling competition.
  4. Most Red on Tuesday: Blackburn showed their true colours, winning the prize for the house that donned the most red!
  5. Thursday Homegroup Activities – Blackburn displayed their remarkable teamwork and skill, taking home the prize for Thursday’s homegroup activities.

As the week came to a close, we eagerly awaited the announcements of the overall standings for Blackburn Week. The results were as follows:

  • 4th Place – Cowan
  • 3rd Place – Chang
  • 2nd Place – Mabo
  • 1st Place – Blackburn

Blackburn emerged as the ultimate victors, demonstrating their unwavering dedication and winning spirit. Their consistent hard work and commitment to excellence have set a high standard for all houses to aspire to in 2023.

With the success of Blackburn Week, we eagerly anticipate Cowan week which awaits us in Term 4. As we bid farewell to another memorable term, we extend our gratitude to all our house members for their outstanding contributions to another successful term. Here’s to a remarkable Term 4 filled with success, camaraderie, and achievement.

Emma Farrington-Williams, Georgia Rentzis and Zoe Coleman-Hrissinis


Multicultural day Term 3 2023

Carwatha College's vibrant campus came alive with a resounding success during its much-anticipated Multicultural Day.

Both students and staff were united in a celebration of diversity that left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who participated—the day commenced with a captivating assembly that showcased an array of stunning performances, each representing a different culture from around the globe. Colourful traditional costumes, captivating dances, and melodious music transported everyone on a mesmerising journey across continents. We have to thank all our amazing performances.

Following the assembly, the festivities continued with an array of engaging activities that fostered cross-cultural interactions.
This successful event not only celebrated the beauty of multiculturalism but also promoted understanding, tolerance, and unity among the entire school community.


Library News Term 3 2023

In the library we celebrated August – National Poetry Month

So in the library some students crafted poems

In the library - Multicultural day was celebrated.  We made a kite, learned that we had gross motor skills, we gained self-confidence, concentration and great satisfaction as our kites took flight

In the library - Science week, we grew some seeds and found that they needed sunlight, air and water to grow.

In the library - Book Week celebrated the words READ, GROW and INSPIRE

Each of these weeks were complemented with the crafty trio Jenni F, Julie and Jenny.

Recently the sound of light music can be heard playing on Tuesday’s along with craft.

Our music students have been able to quietly go about showing casing their talent with the help of Music teacher Nick Priest which is a real treat for all those in the library.

Great times to be had in the library.

The end of term requires all books to be returned to the library.

Regards Pam 😊

Share Shelf

Carwatha College P-12 Share Shelf.

Our well-being team and Parent Volunteer Group is proud to provide families with a Share Shelf.

With the cost of living effecting most people, we hope that providing free food items may help families who are struggling at this time.
The shelf is located outside sickbay, providing a private and confidential space for parents and guardians to pop in and take items as needed discreetly.

Bags are supplied or you can bring your own.
We also encourage donations to the share shelf and have listed below items accepted. You can put items directly on the shelf or drop off to main office.

Items we can accept:
- Non perishable foods that are:
- Clearly labelled in original packaging
- Unused and unopened
- Within the use by date
- Includes ingredients list

Fresh produce that is:
- Whole/not cut
-Not mouldy or rotten
- That doesn't require refrigeration

Personal care products:
- Clearly Labelled in original packaging
- Unused and unopened

Items we do not accept:
- Food that is not safe to eat
- Food in unlabelled packaging
- Meat, dairy and food requiring refrigeration
- Pre-prepared/cooked meals
- Used or open products
- Out of date products
- Regulated items such as alcohol, tobacco or medication

There is no limit to what families can take - we are able to order as needed, free, directly from The Food Bank so please help yourself.

The Share Shelf is managed by Donna A, Donna BW, Caitlin Hallett & the Carwatha Parent Volunteer Group - for further information or assistance please see one of the staff members listed above.

College Information 2023

The Main Office

Office Hours:         8.15am - 4.00pm


Parents should always make contact with the Main office when visiting the college. 


Office Staff:

Buisness Manager:     Theresa Jarvis

Accounts:                  Roseann Bivens                        

                                Pauline Horbaczow

Reception:                 Eftalya Coskun

First Aid:                   Donna Azzopardi

Term Dates 2023

Secondary Contacts 2023

MABO           - Mr Hammond/Ms Go
COWAN         - Ms Witt/Mr Antony
CHANG         - Mr Roberts/Mr Brown
BLACKBURN  - Mrs Rentzis/Ms Farrington-Williams

Secondary Junior Leader (Year 7-9)    Mr Roberts

Secondary Senior Leader (Year 10-12)  Mr Hammond

Assistant Principal (Year 7-12)   Mr Oke

To Speak to or book an appointment with a coordinator, College Leader  or Assistant Principal please contact the main office.

Primary Contacts 2023

MABO           - Ms Bishop
COWAN        - Mrs McPhie
CHANG         - Ms Edwards
BLACKBURN  - Ms Hrissinis

Assistant Principal: Mrs Beauchamp-Wylie

Primary Leading Teacher: Mrs Elias

To speak to or book an appointment with a class teacher, leading teacher  or  Assistant Principal please contact the main office.


Prep M            Mrs McPhie

Prep/1H          Ms Hrissinis

1/2A               Mrs Abraham

2F                  Ms Fernando

3/4P               Ms Pritchett

3/4B               Ms Bishop

5/6E               Ms Edwards

5/6K               Mrs Elias & Ms Kavanagh 

PLC                 Mrs Clarke

Bell Times


All students are expected to be punctual and regular in attendance. After each absence, a note of explanation, dated and signed by the parent/guardian must be brought to the school or absences can be monitored and/or approved online via compass. 

College Map

Lost Property

Lost Property is located in Sickbay. If your child has lost an item please call or see Nurse Donna in Sickbay.

Uniform purchase information during lockdown

Sustainable School Shop: 
Second Hand Uniforms & Second Hand Books

The College is conscious of the need to provide an efficient process for families to be able to buy and sell second hand uniform.

We are happy to announce the sustainable school shop website that Carwatha College P-12 has previously directed parents to use for second hand books now offers buying and selling of second hand uniforms.

Please go to

For the best results:

  • Register on the Sustainable School Shop website
  • List your second-hand uniform items for sale
  • List wanted ads for those items you are looking to buy
  • The College’s uniform lists are loaded into the system to make listing ads easy
  • The system matches the ads of buyers with sellers and notifies the buyer via email
  • Buyers contact sellers and arrange where and when to trade.
  • The school is not involved in the transaction
  • Parents are well supported via Sustainable School Shop’s telephone (0438 743 444) and email help lines
  • The system is simple and easy to use - If you don’t have a computer, internet access or an email address, please call the Sustainable School Shop for assistance.