Frankston Times 23 February 2021

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Young dancer the star of new mural A YOUNG Mornington Peninsula dancer is the star of a new mural which has been installed at the Frankston Arts Centre. Olivia Gard, 16, first performed at the Frankston Arts Centre when she was just three-years-old. Now a snapshot of her dancing features above the box office for all Arts Centre patrons to see. Ms Gard appears next to Archie Roach and Rhonda Burchmore in the mural. “It’s a real honour to appear next to these amazing people,” Ms Gard said. “I always have to be dancing. If I see a show somewhere, I want to be on the stage. If I am watching someone dance, I need to be dancing. “I put everything into it. Every time I have a class I always put 110 per cent in. I am always learning and I always want to do well. When I finish a class I always want to feel I got something out of it.” Frankston Council arts and culture manager Andrew Moon said “the new mural captured Frankston Arts Centre’s strong bond to the arts in the greater Frankston region.” “The new mural in the Frankston Arts Centre foyer celebrates big names in the arts industry such as Archie Roach and Rhonda Burchmore, but just as importantly promotes our connection to the local arts industry and its abundant talent. “The Arts Centre plays an important role in being a performance home to many local dance and theatre companies and schools.” Visit to see more about upcoming shows.

DANCER Olivia Gard has been chosen as the star of a new mural, which has now been installed at the Frankston Arts Centre. Picture: Steve Brown


Primary School


Secondary College

A Catholic school of excellence in Carrum Downs St. Joachim’s Catholic Primary School opened in 1987 in the south eastern suburb of Carrum Downs, and is a vital part of St. Anne’s Parish in Seaford. It is a school that continues to flourish and its school population is approximately 335 students. At St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School we recognise that we are living witnesses of God’s love. We strive to make Jesus’ vision and mission central in our lives and encourage all within our school and parish community to live a spirit-filled life. Through a high priority on the excellent teaching of Literacy, Numeracy, and Religious Education, complemented by specialist classes in visual arts, performing arts, physical education and Italian, and with a strong focus on student wellbeing, St Joachim’s School strives to develop every student to their full potential. We are an extremely well-resourced school with a variety of large outdoor play areas as well as a large indoor hall/gymnasium, library, computer lab, vegetable gardens and a beautiful chapel. IT is used throughout our great school to enhance and extend student learning. Come and see why our students and families love our school and why our school embodies our school motto of “Love and Unity”. Now accepting enrolments for 2022.

Welcome to Carrum Downs Secondary College. I have been involved with the Carrum Downs community for over five years now and in this time I have seen our college grow with a core focus on student learning and supporting our students to mature into young adults. At Carrum Downs Secondary College we recognise that every student has individual learning needs. Our staff work in professional learning communities to identify the entry point for every student so they can engage in learning and are challenged at the appropriate level. Our differentiated teaching program in Years 7-9 ensures we are targeting and supporting every student in our College and all students are being extended to maximise their potential. Our core values of Respect, Integrity and Effort are lived every day in the work that we do to empower our students. I am particularly proud of the work we are undertaking around School Wide Positive Behaviours and the recognition we have received for the safe and inclusive environment we have created.

Our College offers a wide range of opportunities in curricular and extracurricular programs, which cater for the diverse needs of our students. We know from our pathways data that students at our College have high level outcomes as they enter the next phase of their lives, with our students either working, undertaking further training or studying. We are currently in the process of developing and building a new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) centre, which will further assist our students with critical and creative thinking. This additional facility will support our recently completed Sports Complex and refurbishment of the college to provide high quality facilities for our community. I am constantly receiving feedback from parents in regards to the support and care that our students receive from our highly professional and committed staff. I think this is a true indication of the type of school that we are and the inclusive environment that we have created. I am proud to lead our College and support our community. Regards, Mark Gow, Principal





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Frankston Times

23 February 2021