Campus Principals' Report

We are most proud of the achievements of our Primary and Secondary Hobsons Bay Division Swimmers, and the way in which they represented our College values to the wider community. To the students who have succeeded in going to the next level of competition, we wish you all the very best.

Last week our Year 8 students participated in Interschool Summer Sports, and our Year 7 students will represent the College on Friday. Our students are aware they need to demonstrate our College expectations of behaviour and sportsmanship; while travelling and at the venue. Thank you once again to Carolyn Huell for her outstanding organisational skills and commitment to ensuring high quality experiences for all our students. These valuable experiences include tennis, volleyball, and cricket for the Summer Interschool Sports Series.
Many of our students have been involved in playing club competitions outside school hours in the greater community. We congratulate Archit in 8Q who has been selected for the Victoria U13 National Indoor Cricket championships in Queensland in July. Good luck Archit!

All reports from our Year 7 camp at Billabong Ranch in Echuca were very positive. Our campers had amazing weather, and students engaged in a well-planned outdoor education learning experience, accepting challenges that strengthened and benefited their personal growth. Thank you to all our staff for their time, energy, and professional commitment to our students to ensure these opportunities for personal development continue at the College.

You may be aware that our school has enjoyed an ongoing educational enrichment program with Carranballac families hosting students from South Korea. In return, a group of our Year 9 students headed to South Korea accompanied by College staff Chriss Barker, Lesley Hall and Billy Vasilevski. We are confident that these participants will gain enriching, life-long memories and we commend those families who have supported our College with this valuable program. Highlights of this incredible trip are uploaded regularly in a photo diary on the College website.

John Forrester and Brett Van As recently attended the “Healthy Waterways Strategy” meeting with Melbourne Water Authorities in Melton. This initiative involves setting an adaptive management framework for managing waterways (rivers, creeks, wetlands and estuaries) across the Port Phillip and Westernport Region over the next ten years. Some of our student leaders had the opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions about what young people value in their home waterways with Melbourne Water staff, municipality and community participants. Congratulations to all who were involved and for representing Carranballac P-9 College.

Our Food Tech room at Boardwalk is looking splendid due to replastering and repainting works. Why not pop in visit the Coffee Club during assembly on Friday afternoon at either campus? When our weather permits, Jamieson Way students extend the Coffee Club with an ‘al fresco’ option in the courtyard. We thank our regular supporters of the Coffee Club. This learning experience builds great confidence and college pride in our students.

Choir classes began this term with Mrs Colston-Ing at both schools for Year 5 and Year 6 students - Boardwalk on even weeks and Jamieson Way on odd weeks.
Students will be presented with a contemporary and engaging program with a focus on regular performances. We look forward to watching the choir develop.

The Fun Run has completed and once again our Parents & Friends Committee have excelled along with the support and assistance from office staff and teachers. The event has raised a lot of revenue for the College and students have really applied themselves to raising money this year. Our highest fundraiser was a Foundation student from Jamieson Way with over $700 in donation money. He will go into the draw to win an Apple prize pack as the highest fundraiser at the College. The P&F anticipate that donation prizes will arrive and be distributed before the school holidays! Thank you to all our families for such strong support this year.

Daily reading is vital for your child, to practise their reading skills, to extend their word vocabulary and to extend their understandings of a range of contexts. When your child is reading at home, talk with them about the book they are reading. Ask about the story line, or the characters, or what they think might happen next in the story. Asking your child to talk about their book reinforces their learning and provides opportunities to talk to your child about many contexts.

Enjoy watching your child develop as a reader!


Ros Myors                             Sandy Naughton

Boardwalk Campus Principal   Jamieson Way Campus Principal


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