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Your essential guide to education in Melbourne

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Mill Park Secondary College

Mill Park Secondary College is

Values

The Arts

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Mill Park Secondary College

Mill Park Secondary College

specialises in the Arts and Sport.

has four important and agreed

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Campus

values: Respect, Responsibility,

reputation for its innovative

caters for Years 7 to 9 and the

Achievement and Enjoyment.

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Senior Campus for Years 10

These values are the basis on

programs in Years 7-12. All

to 12. Students come from 40

which our staff and students

students are encouraged to be

different primary schools and

work together. Our College also

creative.

the college is well served by

is a leading provider of pastoral

public transport.

care and support to our students.

an academic college which emphasises

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Mill Park Secondary College has

student has a caring adult

a tradition of students achieving

responsible for their wellbeing.

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The College also employs three

ten years, the College has

full time student welfare officers

consistently achieved very high

and counsellors.

excellence.

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Middle Years Campus Moorhead Drive, Mill Park, 3082 Phone: 9407 9700 Senior Campus Civic Drive, Epping, 3076 Phone: 9409 8222 Email: mill.park.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au

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participation

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and excellence in all areas of

students as well as an extension

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class at each year level. Mill Park

Students

Secondary College is the only

Education

school in the Cities of Whittlesea

swimming and athletics carnivals,

major Arts events each year

and Diamond Valley to be

house events as well as interschool

including the Arts Festival, Song

accredited in the SEAL Program.

competitions.

and Dance Celebration and

The Senior Campus offers the

access

widest choice of the Victorian

facilities including three ovals,

The Mill Park community looks

Certificate of Education (VCE),

basketball stadiums, hardcourts,

forward to these annual events.

Vocational

and

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Students study music and can

Training (VET) and Victorian

ground soon to be completed

also access instrumental music

Certificate of Applied Learning

at the Senior Campus. Students

lessons, participate in choirs,

(VCAL) courses in the northern

have access to an athletics

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metropolitan area.

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Scholarships As part of our commitment to excellence, we provide 5 scholarships each year to Year 6 students entering the College in the fields of Academic Excellence, Music, Sport, Student Leadership and Good Citizenship.

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Respect, Responsibility, Achievement, Enjoyment

• Outstanding VCE Results • Accredited Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) Program Provider • Widest range of VCE, VET and VCAL programs in northern suburbs • Values based education • Outstanding Arts and Sports programs

For enrolment details please contact: College Principal Trish Horner

Middle Years Campus Principal Caroline Van Den Huevel

Middle Years Campus Ph 9407 9700

Senior Campus Principal Nick Adamou

Senior Campus 9409 8222

www.millparksc.vic.edu.au

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All students are extended and enriched at our Junior, Middle and Senior School. Find out about the advantages of an Alphington Grammar education for your child. Contact Judy Fetter, School Development Manager on 9497 4777. Old Heidelberg Road Alphington VIC 3078 Tel +61 3 9497 4777 Fax +61 3 9497 3479 www.alphington.vic.edu.au

CAROLINE CHISHOLM

CATHOLIC COLLEGE

OPEN DAY. This is a working Open Day Thursday 15th October 2009 1:40pm to 4.00pm

The College is proud to provide an innovative learning and teaching programme, complemented by fine facilities, resources and a progressive culture. Most of all, the College has dedicated staff committed to providing the best possible education for adolescents in the 21st century. Extensive professional learning opportunities and a computer notebook programme for teachers keep staff abreast of the latest in thinking about education. The College provides a learning environment with ever strengthening global and technological perspectives, having achieved accreditation as a Performance and Development Culture school in 2008.

SCHOOL STRUCTURE Situated on two sites in Churchill Avenue, Braybrook, the College caters for about 1,500 students and is easily accessible by public transport. It provides learning opportunities for three schools: • Junior Girls Years 7 to 9 • Junior Boys Years 7 to 9 • Senior School Years 10 to 12 College tours are available throughout the year on the first Tuesday of every month. For tour bookings or further information about Caroline Chisholm Catholic College, contact the Communications Coordinator on 9296 5311 or email communications@cccc.vic.edu.au

Caroline Chisholm Catholic College - 204 Churchill Avenue, Braybrook VIC 3019. Visit us at www.cccc.vic.edu.au

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Caroline Chisholm is a comprehensive co-educational school offering a rich variety of educational opportunities for secondary students from Melbourne’s inner west.


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To book for Morning Tea with the Principal which includes a tour of the Junior Campus please contact the College on 9401 2444.

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“Achieving Excellence”


Ruyton Girls' School Ruyton aspires to give each girl an opportunity to learn and grow so that she achieves educational excellence and personal fulfilment. Ruyton seeks to provide a supportive environment enabling girls to demonstrate that:

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as individuals they are confident, resourceful and resilient;

as learners they are intellectually curious, versatile and can work both independently and collaboratively;

as members of the community they practise tolerance and compassion;

as leaders they act with integrity, self-assurance, initiative and an awareness of the value of service; and as citizens they are enterprising, creative and have a commitment to community service, sustainability and a global society.

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The size of Ruyton makes it possible for each girl to be acknowledged and valued and for her individual needs to be supported. At Ruyton there is a sense of community belonging, where teachers, girls and their families work together and value each other. Self-esteem and confidence are fundamental to each girl’s personal, social and academic success. Many specialist programmes are offered across our Junior and Senior Schools; including Personalised Learning, Leadership, the Co-Ordinate Programme with nearby Trinity Grammar School, and Specialist Maths, Science and IT. For the full range of our programmes, please contact our Enrolment Co-Ordinator, Mrs Nadine Hibbert, at nhibbert@ruyton.vic.edu.au.

Academic and Music Scholarships are offered for entry into our Gifted and Talented Programme, commencing in Year 5. Ruyton’s co-curricular and sporting activities offer many choices: a wide range of musical instrument tuition is available; there are choirs, orchestras and chamber groups; lively musicals and drama; joint performances with Scotch College and Trinity Grammar School at senior level; specialist art and craft, ceramics, dance, photography, and a full range of House and School competitions and activities. Sports include: athletics, basketball, cricket, cross-country, equestrian, diving, hockey, netball, rhythmic gymnastics, rowing, skiing, soccer, softball, surf lifesaving, volleyball, water polo, swimming and tennis. The National Trust-listed Henty House, set in landscaped gardens, provides a beautiful and gracious backdrop to our vibrant and active campus, alongside state-of-the-art facilities. Our ELC, Junior and Senior Schools are linked together on the same site, creating a strong sense of collective and community spirit across every year level. Year Levels: ELC to Year 12 Annual Fees 2008: From $7,080p.a. (Kindergarten) to $18,660p.a. (Year 12) Student Population: approx 750. Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational Boys/Girls/Co-Ed: Co-educational Kindergarten and Pre-Prep; girls only Prep – Year 12.

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Recognising the changing needs of their students as they mature, Ruyton Girls’ School & nearby Trinity Grammar (all boys) collaborate to offer the Co-Ordinate Programme in the crucial VCE years. Students can share a number of subjects across the Schools, increasing the curriculum choice at VCE and providing an introduction to the co-educational environment.

Inside Ruyton Ruyton Girls' School www.ruyton.vic.edu.au 12 Selbourne Road Kew 3101 Victoria Australia Tel 61 3 9819 2422 CRICOS 00336J

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Contents

The first word

Caring Learning Community

I warmly welcome you to meet our students and staff at our College Open Day at Twilight on 19 February

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Margaret McKenna Principal www.clc.melb.catholic.edu.au 19 Diamond Street, Eltham

TWILIGHT TOUR Wednesday 19 February Tours 5 -7 pm Year 7, 2010 Information 7 pm To enquire about your daughter's opportunities at CLC please telephone our Registrar Julie Young 9439 4077

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To advertise, contact Karen Chandler 9875 8346 Photographs by Tony Gough and Josie Hayden Publisher: Sylvia Bradshaw Published by Leader Associated Newspapers PTY LTD, ABN 34 004 337 446 No part of this publication may be reproduced without permission. All items labelled ‘‘DUX Special Feature’’ are paid advertising. Leader Community Newspapers cannot be held liable for any errors or omissions. Graduation gown on Page 21 courtesy of Rhyme Graduation Products

Catholic Ladies’ College Adolescence is a time of discovery, possibility and rich potential. At Catholic Ladies' College, our dynamic and engaging programs transform student learning. Our all-girls learning environment provides a breadth and depth of educational experiences and opportunities for each student; the beauty of our nature setting complements and enhances the learning and teaching program. In educating young women for their places in contemporary society, we recognise the strength of our College story, its rich tradition and inherent values as we journey in partnership with our College familles. We proudly teach all girls!

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Kristin Owen Education editor owenk@leadernewspapers.com.au

Technology in education Fundraising tips Smoothing transitions Winning a scholarship

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CHILDREN can spend hours a day physically attached to an electronic device. This is so far removed from our own childhood experience, isn’t it? So we parents often grapple with the question of what, if any, technological equipment is best for our kids and, conversely, what exposure to it could be detrimental. For me, the issue comes up all the time. The mantra of my eight-year-old boy is: If it’s got a screen, I’m super keen. In our 2009 edition of DUX magazine, education journalist Shaunagh O’Connor asks experts where the boundaries should be. Turn to Page 8 to discover what they say. . . If you’re involved with any school or kindergarten, you’ll have noticed fundraising is seemingly omnipresent. On Page 10, specialists explain how to do it well. When we parents think ‘‘transition’’, the move from kinder to school or from primary to secondary springs to mind. However, the spotlight is – surprisingly – now on the step from grade 2 to grade 3 as well, teachers say. Read more on Page 16. All this and more. Enjoy,


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MAGINE walking into a library and trying to find the book you need by starting at one corner of the building and looking at every volume until you stumble on the one you want. After cursing this time-consuming, confusing system you may well put the library experience in the too-hard basket. But understand how books are catalogued and stored and learn the quickest way to find what you need, and the library becomes your new best friend. And that’s just how technology works, says Chris Waterman, head of Information and Communication Technology at a private Sydney K-12 school, PLC. Mr Waterman and his school have embraced technology in education and, he says, used wisely, technology is a fabulous aid to effective learning, much like that wellused library. ‘‘It’s exactly the same, except the world is a library, everything on the internet and in databases is there for us, and all we must do is teach students the same skills as the older generation got in using libraries, but such a resource has now expanded,’’ he says. ‘‘So technology is absolutely a help, it is, in fact, vital.’’ The school recently trialled a muchpublicised use of technology during an exam where year 9 students had to write a sonnet – the piece that was assessed – after researching what a sonnet looks like in any way they chose. Mr Waterman calls it the ‘‘phone-a-friend’’ task. Students could use the internet, emails or mobile phones to call those who could help. ‘‘You could use any resource that was available to you as part of your personal learning network to give you what you had to do in order to write a sonnet, that’s where mobile phones, the internet and access to all the other technology played its part,’’ he says. ‘‘Some had writers in the family they could ask, others had English teachers in the family they could speak with.’’ Mr Waterman says students need to be

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BUILDING BLOCKS Mr Ciszewski’s research also points to models of web-based resources that parents and teachers can look for. ‘‘A lot of people produce electronic page turners where instead of turning a page you just click. Instead of reading text in a book you are moving through screens,’’ he says. ‘‘People tend not to stay on message with that, they will be distracted following a web link off somewhere, they will be better off reading a book if you want them to read efficiently.’’ STAYING INFORMED The head of the School Library Association of Victoria, Mary Manning, has noticed the vast majority of schools embracing technology, saying ‘‘this is the way the information society is and we’re part of it’’. The key to using technology well she says, is equipping students with the skills to use it wisely. ‘‘Having them able to make an evaluation of sources of information, effective searching so they are finding the information suitable to them and to their level of reading, and once they get there, to actually select the information they want from that,’’ Ms Manning says. ‘‘Then comes organising the information and adding their view or creating a new piece of work, and finally, acknowledging the intellectual property of the work they used’’. ‘‘(The Library Association) believes that skills should be taught from the word go. And as you build on that, by the time they get to year 9, 10, 11 and 12 students are becoming independent learners and people who can actually say, ‘I’ve got a whole new question here, a whole new research task, I’ll call on some of the skills I have used before, to get started’.’’

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READY, SET, PLAY Pete Ciszewski, senior lecturer in multimedia studies with the faculty of life and social science at Swinburne University, spends his days at work looking at how technology benefits learning. And he gives it an A+ . With an interest in how digital games enhance learning, Mr Ciszewski’s research found playing games was a great way to change behaviours and impart knowledge. ‘‘The exciting prospect for us (researchers) of using games for educational technology is that, if you are subtle with your message and you don’t try to ram the message down someone’s throat, it looks like you have a much better transferral of knowledge. It’s a less painful process (than traditional learning) for all concerned,’’ he says. Mr Ciszewski’s department has been commissioned by the Department of Sustainability and the Environment to devise a game for upper primary and lower secondary students, making them aware of how to run a sustainable home. Playing the game and discussing elements learnt seems a good formula for success. ‘‘We do a before-and-after study where we ask the kids how many things you can do around the house to make it sustainable and before the kids could name two or three things, but afterwards, kids could name seven, eight or nine things,’’ Mr Ciszewski says. ‘‘The kids are playing a game to them, but they come away with knowledge.’’ Mr Ciszewski says taking the technological tools students love to engage with outside of school, and using them inside, is a great way to teach. He is also working on games that can be used by teenagers on their mobile phones. ‘‘Mobile phone games tend to be quick

games rather than long-term, saga-type games, they tend to be played while you’re waiting for the train or when you have a few minutes between classes, so we come up with mini fun games.’’ This all points to the fact, he says, that education doesn’t have to stay in the classroom, you can still be learning while waiting for the bus.

MINI TECHS Melbourne teacher and child development expert with her own education and parent support company Kathy Walker advises parents and teachers to steer clear of technology in the education of children from birth to eight years. ‘‘We are in a technological world and there’s no point hiding from it and pretending it doesn’t exist, but in the early childhood years we are much more concerned about children having concrete, hands-on things to play with, that they need to have lots of practice at creativity and imagination because that part of the little brain is developing,’’ Ms Walker says. ‘‘We need them to have lots of language experience, we need to have them chatting, socialising with each other.’’ Ms Walker goes so far as to recommend that ‘‘children socialise, play and create away from all screens, and by that I mean TV, Nintendo, computers’’. ‘‘Never set up a computer in your child’s bedroom, make the computer a communal place,’’ Ms Walker says. ‘‘ So if you create a pattern early in life where you just hide away in your room watching TV and playing computer games, you’re not setting up a pattern where we don’t have to have secrets. We can search the internet in a healthy, open way with the rest of the family around.’’

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aware of their ‘‘personal learning networks’’, and that goes far beyond text books to embrace everything offered by the internet, including private and public databases. Technology also embraces mobile phone, email, instant chat, iPods, and personal digital assistants – PDAs – such as Blackberries. Such resources are ‘‘only technology to anybody over 25’’, Mr Waterman says. ‘‘To students, technology is simply the things they have grown up with. I think the best description of technology is something that was developed since you were born.’’

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Rolling in funds Raising money is about having a mixed portfolio

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HE old-fashioned primary school sausage sizzle is lots of fun and brings in a few dollars, but there’s a whole world of fundraising out there for all those Bill Gates wannabes at Melbourne schools. Thinking outside the square and following a few basic rules of business should get the funds rolling in. Head of Melbourne’s Our Community, Denis Moriarty, says the company ‘‘provides resources to schools and community groups on how to improve governance and fundraising capacity’’. ‘‘As in anything, you need a mixed portfolio, you can’t rely on just one thing, if something happens to your plan you’re a little bit vulnerable,’’ Mr Moriarty says.

‘‘We argue that in order for schools to do effective fundraising there are six pillars and the first pillar is special events, and a fete is a special event. ‘‘Some schools are raising $30,000 to $40,000 a year with a fete, and it’s not just by asking the butcher for the sausages. ‘‘They get rides, they still do the parents’ food and raffles, but there are more innovative things.’’ No matter how well resourced your school is, Mr Moriarty says, no school should put fundraising in the too-hard basket and recommends every school organise a fundraising committee as a first step. ‘‘Get a small group of parents, and these can be past parents or even local people who may not have a child at the school or may not even have children, but who are willing to support education,’’ he says. ‘‘Advertise for the committee through local papers. ‘‘Fundraising is a tiring job; the more

people you have doing it the more you can spread the work around.’’ Another trick of the trade is to let people know what the money is being raised for. ‘‘People are more willing to donate to a cause,’’ Mr Moriarty says. ‘‘There are so many things competing for funds from parents and others, whether it’s helping the school, the disabled, bushfire relief, international aid, so the more you tell people what you need the funds for, the more receptive people will be.’’ And remember, unless you ask for donations or funds, you won’t get them. ‘‘It’s amazing how often people have sent out a letter requesting fundraising funds and people will give, but you have to ask,’’ Mr Moriarty says. ‘‘That’s the first law in fundraising.’’ » Our Community produces The Complete Schools Fundraising Handbook, available at ourcommunity.com.au

THE SIX PILLARS 1. Special events, such as a fete or trivia night 2. Earned income, such as sales to the public 3. Grants that come through an application process 4. Teaming with a business that will benefit both of you 5. Co-ordinated approaches to your school alumni 6. Inviting donations, such as bequests or sponsorship

HUME ANGLICAN GRAMMAR An Anglican Community School

Hume Anglican Grammar is a new Anglican community school established to provide additional choice for quality independent education in Craigieburn and regional communities.The School commenced for students in 2008 with classes from Prep to Year 7. The School will grow to provide all classes Prep to Year 12 by 2013. Initially located on the St Peter’s Anglican Church site in Dorchester Street Craigieburn, the school will relocate to its new site nearby by 2010.

OUR DISTINCTIVES • LOW FEE INDEPENDENT ANGLICAN SCHOOL • DEDICATED, HIGHLY QUALIFIED STAFF • ENROLMENT OPEN TO FAMILIES OF ALL FAITH PERSPECTIVES • CURRICULUM AT ALL LEVELS INFORMED BY THE VICTORIAN ESSENTIAL LEARNING STANDARDS (VELS)

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• STRONG MIDDLE YEARS SECONDARY PROGRAM • STUDENT LEADERSHIP AND PEER MEDIATION • SUPPORTIVE PASTORAL CARE • EXPANDING CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMS • STRONG MUSIC/DRAMA PROGRAMS • ACTIVE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT • A UNIQUE AND DISTINCTIVE SCHOOL UNIFORM • A SCHOOL WHICH NURTURES STUDENTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HOME

PREP TO YEAR 9 IN 2009, ENROLLING FOR 2010 AND BEYOND School tours by appointment Contact School Registrar - Mrs Dawn Gordon 9305

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• BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE


A Multi Campus 7-12 College Essendon Keilor College has a limited number of places available for students in:

YEARS 7-10 Niddrie E.Keilor Campuses

11-12 VCE Selected subjects only in 2009 Contact the College, 8331 0100 to arrange an appointment for interview

Students are supported and encouraged to reach their full social, emotional and educational potential. They are expected to be fully focussed on their learning program, to respect the rights of others and to participate actively in a broad range of curriculum programs and extra curricular activities. The College recognises and rewards outstanding student performance, endeavours to build a strong connection with students through a range of programs, including sport and the performing arts, promotes student leadership and encourages positive student teacher relationships. The College provides a coherent, challenging and engaging curriculum to a broad range of students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Essendon Keilor College has a strong commitment to the surrounding educational community and participates in innovative programs involving students and teachers in primary and secondary schools in the local area and is in partnership with a range of community organisations. Students who attend Essendon Keilor College are able to develop an educational pathway tailored to their needs and strengths and are given every opportunity to fully develop their potential in order to take their place in society as valued members of the community. Graduates of the College go onto University and TAFE, apprenticeships and traineeships and fulltime employment. Quite a number are now carving out AFL careers due to their involvement in the elite football program. Other former students are working interstate and overseas and frequently return to the school to tell current students about their experiences. Teachers at the College have high levels of expertise and are strongly committed to obtaining the best possible student outcomes. There is an active College Council with very supportive parents who work in partnership with teachers having the common goal of getting the very best out of our students. Essendon Keilor College has established an outstanding record of success over the past fifteen years. The College takes very seriously the task of educating the community leaders of tomorrow and is committed to continually improving the education opportunities for students. 32QUVQ309213F/N/JA/9

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The College philosophy is centred around the rights and responsibilities of students and staff to work together in a stimulating and innovative learning environment, focussed on a curriculum program that is forward looking and responsive to the contemporary world.

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Essendon Keilor College is a multi-campus co-educational school that was formed in 1993 and has an enrolment of 1700 students on 3 campuses. The two Junior Campuses cater for students in Years 7 to 10 and are located in Niddrie and East Keilor, while the Essendon Campus provides VCE, VET and VCAL programs for over 700 students.

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For more information contact Mrs Heather Clough on 03 8746 1800 or email mowbray@mowbray.vic.edu.au

Mowbray College Creating the future together.

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‘Learn About Loyola’ At an Information Evening to be held at

Loyola College A Catholic Co-educational Secondary School 325 Grimshaw Street, Watsonia

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6.30 – 7.20pm 7.30 – 8.30pm

Tour of the school Formal Presentation

Performing Arts Centre (next to carpark off Grimshaw Street) Parking also available via Bungay Street This evening is designed especially for parents with children in Years 4/5/6 (or younger) interested in the possibility of an education at Loyola College. Children are welcome. Bookings are not required for this evening. Applications for Year 7, 2010 close Friday 27 February, 2009 Further information: 9434 4466 32QUVQ334634F/CC/8

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ENROL NOW 2009 & 2010

For more information about our regular tours please ring us on 9489 7644 50 Separation St, Northcote. 32QUVQ346090F/N/RM/9

Come and visit us on

Open Day Monday 2 March 2009 from 10am -12 noon Enrolment information can be obtained from the Registrar at

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Kolbe Catholic College Greenvale Lakes

A high standard ethical and religious environment which complements the student’s total development and enlightenment.

opened in 2008 for Year 7. The Year 7- 8 enrolment for 2009 is 250 students with a projected Year 7-12 enrolment of 1060 students by 2013.

Advance Through Knowledge

In 2009, Year 7-8 will be located at our permanent site at Lysterfield Drive, Greenvale Lakes, VIC, 3059. Year 7 2010 Enrolment applications are now open. Applications close on Friday 27 February 2009.

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‘dare to go further and discover your future’

Reward your child's education with an outstanding Secondary College

COBURG SPECIAL DEVELOPMENTAL SCHOOL

Students at Taylors Lakes Secondary College experience:

Coburg SDS offers high quality individual educational programs for students with intellectual disabilities aged between 5 and 18 years.

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Dedicated to the development of the individual through Education, Caring and Support the school has modern facilities and equipment making it a high quality educational environment. The school caters for the Northern Suburbs area with subsidised buses providing door to door service for all students. An intensive Therapy Program is part of the School Curriculum

• A Year 7-12 school on one campus • A strong tradition of excellent VCE results • A challenging, academic and diverse curriculum, catering for individual student needs • Comprehensive VCE, VET and VCAL programs • Strong Enrichment, Literacy, Numeracy and Tutorial Programs • The opportunity to take part in an Accelerated VCE Studies Program • A new Football (Soccer) Program as part of Physical Education • Experienced, supportive and dedicated staff • A safe and caring environment • Modern facilities in all areas of learning, including a new library and flexible learning centre • Student Leadership and extensive Extra Curricular Programs • Targeted programs at Year 7 to aid the transition of students • A supportive Careers and Vocational Education program, including the placement of all students in tertiary or employment positions

As part of the School Curriculum the interactive whiteboard Program supports functional Literacy and Numeracy in the classroom. Principal Moira Bradley

Telephone 9354 4366 Main Campus Corner Gaffney & Bishop Streets COBURG Base Rooms Newlands Primary School Elizabeth Street COBURG 32QUVQ329993F/N/JA/9

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TAYLORS LAKES SECONDARY COLLEGE 1-39 Parmelia Drive, Taylors Lakes 3038 Ph: 9390 3130

For further information contact Geoff Pell Principal or Assistant Principals – Chris Malberg, Danny Dedes & Sasha Mildenhall

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Website: www.kolbe.melb.catholic.edu.au Email: principal@kolbe.melb.catholic.edu.au Phone: 9333 0814

Prep We have an extensive range of opportunities including sports Intensive Language programs, camps, leadership programs and cultural activities Program caters for where we cater for all interests and capabilities. mainstream, ESL and special needs students within the classroom. Opportunity Active After Schools Community Sports Program. is the biggest gift Exam preparation workshop you can give your attended by all VCE students children High standard ethical and religious environment. AFL multicultural Football program. 30 Inverloch Crescent Numeracy and Literacy Intervention Programs. DALLAS Leadership and public skills workshops. Vic 3047 Spiritual development and active citizenship programs. Back to back top VCE LOTE provider in Victoria. Phone 9302 3770 After school and weekend tutoring. Fax: 9302 3771 Poetry and drama workshops. www.ilimcollege.vic.edu.au Young Australian Achievers Business Program. info@ilimcollege.vic.edu.au Active Community students participation.

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As a Catholic, co-educational secondary school, priority is given to - fostering each person’s best expression of self - an emphasis on literacy, numeracy and social co-operation - integrating knowledge, skills and values across all learning areas - Religious Education and Spirituality programs - pastoral care programs - comprehensive student support, welfare and discipline policies

Ilim College promotes a safe, positive, challenging atmosphere to ensure success for all students. Ilim College offers excellent educational programs based on traditional values to cater for individual needs.


ST ALOYSIUS COLLEGE “Strive for higher things”

To be Mercy is to live the vision and mission of life-long learning.

SCHOOL TOURS First Monday of each month (February to October) during school terms at 9:15am ENROLMENTS Now open for 2010 with limited vacancies in 2009 For further information: Ph: 9319 9299 Fax: 9354 9232 Email: principal@mercycollege. melb.catholic.edu.au Website: www.mercycollege. melb.catholic.edu.au

Visit our College and experience how we develop the minds and spirit of all students in our care in an atmosphere of trust, respect and faith. Contact the College to book a ‘Talk and Tour’.

Year 7 Enrolments for 2010 close February 27, 2009 Telephone: 9329 0411, Email: principal@aloysius.vic.edu.au Web: www.aloysius.vic.edu.au

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MERCY COLLEGE 760 Sydney Road, Coburg A Catholic College for young women in the Mercy tradition since 1965

Penola Catholic College “Education today, empowerment tomorrow, a lifelong love of learning”

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Penola Catholic College is committed to the education of young people in all the dimensions of their lives. We are a vibrant, exciting, co-educational community, situated on two campuses. Students are educated in the Catholic tradition where the Gospel values are at the heart of our practices. Our College Patron, Blessed Mary MacKillop inspires all we do. We aspire to be a community of learners where every person is welcomed and has a sense of belonging. The College has an ongoing commitment to achieving excellence in teaching and learning through the provision of high level pastoral care, support services and state of the art facilities. We aim to provide an empowering and enriching environment where all members of our college community can celebrate their diversity in an atmosphere of tolerance, justice and friendship.

Enrolment Enquiries:

Contact the Registrar, Mrs. D. Daws on 9301 2777 Email: principal@penola.melb.catholic.edu.au

Glenroy Campus Years 7-8

Broadmeadows Campus Years 9-12

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transition to grade 3 is growing. She has 19 years’ education experience including nine years as a principal and assistant-principal – the latter being the person who often deals with transition troubles. She says there has been a recent recognition among her colleagues that children are leaving grade 2 not yet ready for the complexity, the extra load and the individual organisation and responsibility expected in grade 3. ‘‘In grade 2 everything is routine, children know what to do, when, and how. We get to grade 3 and all of a sudden the curriculum literally doubles,’’ Mrs McCarthy says. ‘‘The other thing is that the children are expected to be independent and organised.’’ From about the age of 7½, children are grasping the concept of time.

AT PARADE, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF. NURTURING WELL ROUNDED INDIVIDUALS SINCE 1871

They are also beginning to be more aware of the world at large and to be more interested in complicated ideas. Alarm bells should ring if a child in grade 2 is not developing a sense of time, organisation and memory. ‘‘Signals that children aren’t ready for the responsibility of grade 3 are if they regularly: don’t remember to bring their home reading book to school, forget lunch, forget excursion notes, leave things in their bag and forget to tell their parents about them,’’ Mrs McCarthy says. But there are several things parents can do to encourage their grade 2 student to gain the skill for the next year of school. ‘‘Say, ‘You make sure your lunchbox is in your bag. You know you have art today, do you have everything you need?’ I suggest a

Bundoora Campus 11am - 3pm full College tours and program displays Preston Campus 2pm - 5pm Experience Parade first-hand Our Open Day is a fantastic way to explore the possibilities of a Parade education. Talk to student guides, hear from our Principal and – of course – get your son’s opinion.

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Enjoy our complimentary BBQ and Devonshire tea. See program displays, demonstrations, band performances, and tour our impressive grounds and facilities to get a feel for student life. Our Preston campus will be open for viewing to complete your Parade experience.

Boys will be boys With a history of educating boys for nearly 140 years, we are proud to say we’re experts in the field. We offer academic and social programs designed specifically for teenage boys, including the highly respected Rock & Water Program, which will be displayed on the day.

Open the door to the Parade experience at: Bundoora Campus 1436 Plenty Rd, Bundoora Melway 10, A10 Preston Campus 8 Clifton Grove, Preston Melway 30, G1 Contact us T: 9468 3300 F: 9467 3937 E: info@parade.vic.edu.au

PARADE COLLEGE OPEN DAY, SUNDAY, 15 FEBRUARY 2009 Year 7 (2010) enrolments close on Friday, 27 February 2009

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on up LOST IN TRANSITION While the change from grade 2 to 3 marks a key time of transition in primary school, the changes just keep coming in secondary school. Melbourne secondary school principal Michael O’Brien is a 32-year education veteran who was responsible for enrolments for six years, says the change that seems to cause the most angst among students and parents is the move to year 7. ‘‘Students are moving from a primary setting and parents are concerned about

that because secondary school seems a much more adult-like environment. Kids are going to be exposed to a range of teachers and they are coming into a school where you get kids from a whole lot of schools coming together and there are a whole lot of settlement issues,’’ Mr O’Brien says. ‘‘Starting the transition process as early as grade 5 is a good idea, with visits to the school so students can become familiar with the physical environment, get to know the teachers and have contact with those already at the school’’. ‘‘The other side to that is to work with mum and dad to get them more knowledgable about the school, who the key people are, understanding the curriculum, (and) where to go if different scenarios arise.’’

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timetable on the fridge. Then it can’t be, ‘Mum forgot to put my library book in my bag’, it’s, ‘I need to remember to put it in’. Gradually build up responsibility,’’ Mrs McCarthy said.

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degree and post-graduate studies across a range of disciplines. From seven campus locations across Melbourne – including our state-of-theart Automotive Centre of Excellence and the Centre of Fashion at Richmond – Kangan Batman TAFE delivers the state’s highest number of traineeship and apprenticeship training. Make 2009 a year to remember with Kangan Batman TAFE

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St Thomas More School ‘Maximising Potential’ • New Principal • A vibrant, innovative staff • Award winning building designs • Well equipped playing areas with

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• A nurturing Catholic community with gospel values • Keyboard lessons • Bounce Back - Student Welfare - Anti bullying • Literacy assistance • Reading Recovery and Oral Language programs • PMP (Perceptual Motor Program) Prep - Year 2 • Before and After School Care • Inter-school sports and tennis • Integration program • Bi-annual Concert and Art Show • Camping program

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Principal: Rosemary LeCornu 2009 ENROLMENTS NOW OPEN FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS Ascot Vale Special School is a State Government School that provides high quality education to students with mild intellectual disabilities. We offer each student the opportunity to: • develop to their potential • learn, grow and contribute • participate in a relevant curriculum • advance through an individual education plan

ABERFELDIE PRIMARY SCHOOL Doone Street, Essendon invites you to

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We assist students between 5-18 years to address their learning difficulties and develop a wide range of life skills that enable them to participate more fully in life’s daily activities. Our curriculum features a wide range of programs, including: Early Years, Middle Years, 3 Senior School Programs incorporating VCAL, The Annexe and Futures Transition Program, Literacy, Numeracy, ICT, Performing Arts, Gymnastics, Art & Home crafts. 32QUVQ355166F/N/RM/9

1 Tasma Street, Ascot Vale 3032 Melway Ref: 29 A 10 Tram Stop 28 Phone: 9370 8906

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A TRADE TRAINING COURSE? If you are currently in year 10, 11 or 12 we provide Trade Training in

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~ Carpentry ~ Building & Construction ~ Telecommunications Cabling ~ Automotive & Electro Technology

as well as vcal/vet courses in ~ Sports & Recreation (cricket & soccer) ~ Multi Media For more information please contact Keith Miller Principal or Barry Russo vcal/vet Co-ordinator Peter Lalor Secondary College Duncan Road Lalor Victoria 3075 Phone 9464 0122 Fax 9465 6590 E: peter.lalor.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au

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St Columba’s learning Come see how. Call environment enables the registrar Mrs Gail effective, rigorous and Harris on 9337 5311. relevant learning. The College implemented a longer lesson length to classes (75 minutes), so students could fully explore and retain the lesson. This is a reflection of the journey to better understanding and learning... uncommon.

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Community, Diversity, Respect “Reservoir District Secondary College is a large and diverse community. A ommunity where every young person is welcomed and encouraged - a community where they can know the support, care and respect that each deserves and needs - community where they can grow into the people they would like to be.” I believe the best schools know the needs and hopes of their students. I am proud of our students’ achievements and the dedicated team of teachers that help them. I know that like so many parents and students who have attended RSDC you will be very satisfied. Robin Lockington College Principal Reservoir District Secondary College

A culture of positive relationships

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Known as the ‘High Achievers’ classes they are designed to meet the needs of highly able students from Years 7-10. SEAL is available to Grade 6 students with high intellectual potential through a selection exam.

Outstanding facilities and equipment Extensive curriculum options

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HEY’RE hotly contested and there’s an entire industry set up to help your child get the prize. Landing a scholarship to the school of your dreams can be a key moment in a student’s life and sets their academic course for years to come. But it seems walking in and sitting the compulsory scholarship exam isn’t quite enough. Both parents and students have a variety of issues to consider and pathways to ponder. Fran Paroissien is a director of Hendersons Educational Services, a

Melbourne company that has prepared students for scholarship exams for 21 years. She says families who hope for a scholarship for their child fall into two groups: Those who would not otherwise be able to afford school fees – scholarships cover either all or some of the tuition fees – and those who have missed a place at their school of choice for other reasons, such as not enrolling early enough. ‘‘Schools offer scholarships to get and retain the brightest ones,’’ Ms Paroissien says. However, scholarships are awarded for excellence in areas other than academia; music, leadership, sport and artistic endeavour among them, depending on the school.

Among the first steps to a scholarship is to determine which school you want to apply for and contact the school or check its website for scholarships offered, what the scholarship covers, the exam date and cut-off for registering your child to sit (this date may be months before the exam itself). Also check registration fees. Some schools do not even require the student to sit an exam for a scholarship. The schools may simply advertise that scholarships for general excellence are on offer and invite a student to an interview. Industry sources suggest families speak directly to the school about exactly what the school is looking for in a scholarship recipient at that particular time – or in the next few years, as the case may be. For example, some schools are interested

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SCHOOL CHOOL ALIVE IVE T TOURS RS 2009 FRI 20 MARCH I THUR 21 MAY I WED 19 AUGUST I TUE 20 OCTOBER We are happiest when prospective parents and students pay us a visit – come and chat to our staff and students at one of our School Alive Tours. YEAR 11 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS Academic scholarships will be offered for students entering Year 11 in 2010 and are available to both current and prospective students. Applications Close: Friday 24 April 2009 I Examination: Saturday 2 May 2009 Please call Shirley Seit on 9334 0140 for details about Scholarships or to book your place on one of our School Alive Tours or weekly tours. Extend your Education

Brunswick • Essendon • Heidelberg • Tullamarine • Sunshine Beginners welcome. All ages, all abilities.

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Improve your Focus, Confidence and Self Esteem

Co-educational Dual Campus College. www.overnewton.vic.edu.au Keilor: 2-30 Overnewton Rd. & Taylors Lakes: 39-57 Robertsons Rd.


Scholarships

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Years 10, 11, 12 and Monash University Foundation Year program Excellent results since 1920 Learning beyond the classroom Total student support Prestigious global partnerships VCE Scholars Program in conjunction with The University of Melbourne • Scholarships are available for full-time students • • • • •

For further information please contact: 399 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 | Telephone: 03 9670 3788

www.taylorscollege.edu.au 8487A.11.08 Providers: Taylors Institute of Advanced Studies CRICOS Provider Code: 01160J (VIC);

Provider: Monash University CRICOS Provider Code: 00008C

In 2008 Preston Girls Secondary College celebrate 80 years of outstanding commitment to the education of young women.

Our students have voice and choice in their education, leading to choice and success beyond school. ENROLMENTS WELCOME Cooma Street, Preston 3072 P.O. Box 2086, Preston 3072 Telephone: 9470 2755 Fax: 9471 0707 www.prestongirls.vic.edu.au Email: preston.girls.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au 32QUV346087F/N/DCM/9

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And that’s where preparation comes in, ranging from after-school tutoring for years to a one-off session. To know if your child may be a likely candidate for a scholarship, see if their scores on their NAPLAN assessment (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy; conducted in years 3, 5, 7 and 9) were exceptionally good. ‘‘There are other ways of telling if your child is up to this,’’ Ms Paroissien says. ‘‘Their teachers have said, ‘Your child is focused’; your child will be near the top of the grade, and be an avid reader. They will play games like chess, and make complicated models on computers or with construction materials.’’

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in students with a wide range of interests and/or leadership experience, in addition to academic excellence. Ninety per cent of exams in Victorian schools are administered by: the Australian Council of Educational Research, Edutest, and Robert Allwell and Associates. The exam components alter depending on which company sets the exam. ‘‘For instance, in the ACER exam, students do two pieces of writing – usually one creative piece and one asking their opinion,’’ Ms Paroissien says. ‘‘They do reading comprehension and maths problem-solving in grade 4 and 6, and maths-science problem-solving in grade 8.’’ She says all the exams are demanding.

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CRC ‘The Place to Be’

A Year 7 to 10 Catholic Co-educational College offering a comprehensive curriculum, which provides excellent opportunities for the academic, spiritual and personal development of its students with a family focus in a caring, safe and supportive environment. Educating in Faith …. Educating for Life

Santa Monica Drive, North Keilor Ph. 9361 5900

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The College prides itself on providing an engaging and challenging curriculum which creates opportunities for each student to ‘learn for work and learn for life’. Teachers foster a positive learning environment in which students can feel safe and able to further develop their individual strengths. We acknowledge that we live in an ever expanding technological world that impacts on education and our courses reflect this change. Extension classes for high achieving students at each year level as well as strong support systems and programs are offered all students.

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The school enjoys excellent modern facilities including a new Performing Arts complex opened in 2008 with a 300 seat theatre able to host a large variety of performances and events. We offer a huge range of VCE/VCAL & VET courses and pathways. There are currently limited places available in some of our VCE and VET courses and, if you are interested in studies such as Literature, History, Specialist Mathematics, Music and Studio Arts Photography, we welcome inquiries and visits can be arranged by contacting the college on 99308100.

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ROXBURGH PARK www.roxburghcollege.vic.edu.au

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We provide an Educational Consultancy Service to students with Autism Spectrum disorder. Consultants work in Residential Homes, EI Centres, Mainstream, Special and SDS Schools. We travel anywhere throughout Melbourne. For more information call 8682 9184 or checkout our website www.autismteachers.com.au 32QUVQ358977F/N/RM/9


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Cnr Cromwell St and McCutcheon Way, Collingwood Ph 9417 6681 Fax 9416 1279 Email collingwood.co@edumail.vic.gov.au www.collingwood.vic.edu.au 32QUVQ353028F/BR/9

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