Principals - Dr Michael McNamara, Carol Ashton, John Baston
College Leaders – Gemma Martin, Brendan Egan
President – David Morrison December 4 2009
Monday Dec 7 Year 7 Showcase Rehearsals Monday Dec 14 Presentation Evening 7.30pm
Tuesday Dec 8 Year 7, 2010 Orientation Day Mon Dec 14 Fri Dec 18 Summer Program Years 7,8,9
Wednesday Dec 9 Year 7 Zoo Excursion 2010 Wed Jan 27 Staff Return – Office reopens
Thursday Dec 10 Yr 7 Student Led Conferences Monday Feb 1 Term 1 commences for students
Student Leaders 2010
The student leadership team for 2010 has been announced.
The team is as follows:
College Captains: Emma Turner and Ben Gray
Vice Captains: Jade Partier and Michael Hanley
House Captains: Monique Kouvaras Emerald
Eva Mendizabal Ruby
Christina Reay Gold
Ben McGrouther Sapphire
These leaders were elected by students and staff members from the
largest field of candidates we have had in many years. All of the
candidates were worthy of leadership positions and the eight students
whose names are listed above have a special responsibility which I
am sure they will fulfil with distinction. I congratulate them on behalf
of the whole school.
A number of members of staff are leaving us at the end of this year. Colleen Powell, Meg Hannan and David Percy are retiring after
many years of distinguished service. Meg Hannan has worked at the College for 25 years. She has taught very successfully in a variety
of fields including Media Studies, Photography, Art and English. She has held many coordination positions, has been a member of the
leadership team and a School Councillor. She has contributed in countless ways behind the scenes. She has given so much to our
community. Colleen Powell has worked at the College for seventeen years and has been an exemplary teacher of Visual Communication
and Design, a Learning Area leader and a great creative force in the Arts team. David Percy has been at the College since 2002 and has
created the VCAL program here. This is a very significant legacy in its own right. In addition, David has worked in the Maths and
Technology fields and has been a long standing School Councillor.
Jen Reyment, Craig Abernethy and Fiona Bell are moving to other schools. Jen has worked creatively in the Art and Technology fields for
eight years and has been a wonderful Year 7 Coordinator. Craig Abernethy and Fiona Bell have been at Croydon this year. Fiona returns
to rural Victoria. Craig returns to the private sector. Both are talented and dedicated teachers whose students have benefited from their
Peter Maillardet, a part time Instrumental Music teacher, is teaching at a school closer to home next year. Sarah Sheldon and Caley
O’Neill are finishing short term contracts at the end of the year. Schools cannot do without these part time teachers taking specialised
allotments and we have been fortunate to have these three teachers working for us in this way.
Integration Aides, Travis Fraser and Geraldine Kleine, have also finished short term contracts. Several Integration students have now
finished Year 12 and the Integration Program is slightly smaller next year. Travis and Geraldine have done great jobs and I thank them on
behalf of their students and the teachers they have supported.
The 260 entries to the writing competition have been read and a shortlist of excellent pieces of writing has been prepared. The winners
will be announced on the website early next week.
To everybody in the school I thank you for your excellent work for 2009 and may you have a very happy and safe
Dr Michael McNamara - Principal
Croydon Secondary College – Respect, Honesty, Commitment and Achievement
School Council Report - November 23 Wellbeing Wrap Up
• Maroondah SC and Croydon SC Leadership Teams As the year draws to a close, we can reflect on some wonderful
met to discuss changes and submission regarding the achievements in the Wellbeing Department. We have seen the
Regeneration Project. introduction of the Beaut Buddies program, and the SCIP
• We have recommended and approved a variety of program has continued to grow. We can be proud of our first
improvements and maintenance issues. Multicultural Day and many other small milestones throughout
• Federal Funding of the Chaplaincy Program will the year. The breakfast club has chugged along while we have
continue until the end of 2011 chugged down countless pancakes dripping with maple syrup!
• Dr McNamara advised that more than 250 entries have Our team has also grown and changed and we have seen many
been received for the Writing Competition. students attend our Wellbeing Centre who we can be proud to
• Increased funding for 2010 has allowed the say have grown and made many positive changes in their lives.
appointment of 5 new teaching staff with another 3 to
be appointed. The start of the year always marks a high demand season for
• The Government School Performance Summary 2009 welfare and wellbeing services, but particularly for uniforms and
indicates improved results and increased enrolments. books. Can I please strongly encourage you to donate all your
Academic performance is excellent, including the areas excess uniforms and books to the Wellbeing department so that
of Music, The Arts and Debating. we can assist students in need at the start of the year. State
• Council approved some camps and excursions for Schools Relief is available to families who are struggling
2010. financially, however this service receives a high volume of
requests at the start of the year and any way we can reduce the
Brian Wiltshire – Parent Representative strain on this charitable organisation would be a real help. So
FONO please drop in your spare uniforms or books to the office and be
assured they will go to a good home!
On a hot and steamy night the Music students of CSC put on a
great show for the End of Year FONO concert last Thursday. Lastly, throughout Mo-vember, the month formerly known as
November, several of the men of Croydon donned the
Being packed into the confines of M3 due to the threat of moustache to raise awareness for men’s health. We have
thunderstorms seemed to add to the atmosphere and the proudly raised over $600.00 for the cause and were sad to see
students rose to the occasion. some of the mo’s go this week. Both the Croydon Mo-Bros and
the Mo-sistas all joined in the fun to raise funds to fight prostate
There were many highlights and these included: a high energy cancer and depression among the men of Australia.
from the Year
10 boys Blake
of the song
by Ben Gray
backed by Grant Rushford, Shannon Blizzard and Alison
McCallum (all Year 11) and a fine first time performance from Cale Maclaren – Wellbeing Coordinator
Kayla Jones (Year 8) singing the song ‘Travelling Soldier’. There
were also some great farewell performances from Year 12 Attendance information
Bronson, Paul Please ensure that your child attends school on all designated
Gronich and school days.
who have been Please notify the school if your child is going to be absent by
wonderful ringing 9725 8277 and leaving a message on the school
supporters of absence line at your earliest convenience. The absence line is
FONO over the operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
past 6 years.
If you intend to take your child out of school for family
Thanks are due holidays during school term, please advise the school
to the sound office as soon as possible. This will avoid unnecessary
and light crew, phone calls to your mobile or answering machine during
Guy Wintle, your time away. ‘
Breed and 2010 Term Dates
Term 1 1 February (students start) to 26 March – (teachers
for the great sound and smooth transitions between acts. Hope
begin Term 1 on 27 January)
to see you all at the Mid Year FONO in 2010
Term 2 12 April to 25 June (26 April - ANZAC Day Public
Holiday and 11 June will be a student free day)
Mr Mifsud and Mr Harris Term 3 12 July to 17 September
Term 4 4 October to 17 December
Congratulations to our Years 9, 10, 11
Erin Keeble Buckle,2 Paul Gronich,2
and 12 Award Winners. (Other levels will be Ben McGrouther,2 Ashleigh McAllan,2
published in the first newsletter for 2010)
Eva Mendizabal,2 Brittany Van Hoven,2
Lauren Boshier,2 Arantxa Adams,1
YEAR 9 AWARDS YEAR 10 AWARDS Dylan Breed,2 Carly Bronson,1
Teliana Latu,2 Keith Houldey,1
Sabrina Ng,14 Stephanie Ortenzio,4 Jason McCracken,2 Carson Macartney,1
Emily Magee,11 Andrew Ferguson,4 Steven Reidy,2 Pippa Mackey,1
Michelle Cutts,9 Alan Gibbons,4 Ellen Anderson,1 Gemma Martin,1
Jasmine Wright,8 Jack Shiels,3 Shannon Blizzard,1 Andrew Milton,1
Jake Moxey,7 Jaron Why,3 Janelle Ewert,1 Darna Shepherd,1
Amy Breed,5 Blake Hetherington,3 Lettecia Kern,1 Lee Smythe,1
Emily Silipetar,5 LucasTrofimiuk,2 Amy Kitchener,1 Marcus Tzamouzaki,1
Tori Hillas-Knight,5 Luke Brookes,2 Milana Lalic,1 Rebecca Wright,1
Kyle Dazenko,5 Danielle Cornwell,2 Kelly Parshotam,1
Rachel Kallio,4 Ben Macdonald,2 Matt Seabrook,1
Shaneah McDowell,4 Jodie O' Donohue,2 Jonathon Sevastopoulos,1
Chelsea Potter,4 Mate Ram Lawt,2 Winifred Addy,1
J.D. Liaskos,4 Ben Riley,2 Emily Crocker,1
Natalie Ferris,4 Samantha Kennedy,2 Duane Dinham,1
William Smith,3 Chris Spencer,2 Cameron Fischer,1
Alysha Davidson,3 Owen Colley,1 Chloe Keach,1
Luke Egan,3 Chris Couch,1 Shannon Mullins,1
Brooklyn Sheedy,3 Madeline Dundon,1 Kimber Roman,1
Aleksandra Joskovska,3 Kaitlyn Farmer,1 Michaela Spencer,1
Imogen Reavley,3 Allan Matthews,1 Dane Triggs,1
Corey Phillips,2 AshleighBence,1 Matt Williams,1
Charlie Baker,2 Ellie DeKeizer,1 James Wyton,1
Ryan Brown,2 Madeline Harding-Collis,1
Paige Maloney-Ford,2 Amy Holden,1
Kris Chambers,2 Dean Kent,1
Samantha McAllan,2 Naomi King Bol,1 Student Scholarships 2009–10
Ram Lian Ram Lawt,2 Randal Lightowler,1 • Students in Years 4–12 are invited to apply online for
Tayla Williams,2 Mykala Russell,1 student scholarships administered by the Department.
Lauren Amess,1 GavinTrowsdale,1 • The scholarships for school students range in value
Sean Gronich,1 TaniaTuima,1 from $250 to more than $2000.
Stephanie Murphy,1 James Venville,1 • There are also scholarships offered to VCE students
Dylan Bryce,1 Joshua Wates,1 who intend to enter a course of teacher training after
Donald Campbell,1 Dylan Williamson,1 completing their VCE.
Nathan Chamarette,1 • Applicants will be required to submit their 2009 end-of-
Heath Chamberlain,1 year results, which principals must verify.
Justin DeCrespigny,1 • Many of the scholarships identify financial need as an
eligibility criterion. Parents/ guardians receiving the
Ashley Jordan,1 Education Maintenance Allowance or students
Charlotte MacDonald,1 receiving the Youth Allowance meet this criterion.
Emily McCarthy-Jones,1 • You may also be interested to know that the Victorian
Tait Millott,1 Bushfire Appeal Fund recently announced a tertiary
AshleeTopma,1 and vocational education scholarship program to assist
Tyler Walton,1 and encourage students directly affected by the 2009
fires undertake further study.
YEAR 11 AWARDS YEAR 12 AWARDS Critical Dates
Students must lodge online applications by Friday 22 January
Ben Gray 12 Emma Murton,10 2010.
Grant Rushford,9 Caroline Drinkwater,8 Principals must verify students’ 2009 end-of-year results by
Heather Giebler,7 JoshSly,7 Friday 19 February 2010.
Rachel Campbell,6 Amelia Sevastopoulos,6
Amelia Spratling,5 Michelle Cranston,5 Additional Information
Emma Turner,4 Keisha Mewburn,5 Details of the available scholarships are is available on the
student scholarships website at
Campbell Brobbel,4 Jake Burke,4
Siobhan Macreadie- Day,4 Kayla Bonnici,4
Vienna Lomax,4 Rachel Macleod,4
Christine Morrison,4 Claire Liston,4
Monday Dec 7 A Venville, J Davis
Christina Reay,3 James Watts,4 Tuesday Dec 8 HELP!!
Michael Hanley,3 Emily Bence,3 Wednesday Dec 9 L Chamberlain, J Holden
Shannon May,3 Alex Birch,3 Thursday Dec 10 B Morris
Bridgette Fleming,3 Dannielle Ferragine,3 Friday Dec 11 H Dundon, R LeJuge
Emma Mann,3 Nikki McKenzie,3 Monday Dec 14 A Ramov
Jade Partier,3 Lisa Anderson,2 Tuesday Dec 15 M Cleine, J Dodd
Brie Blackman,3 Teresa Battista,2 Wednesday Dec 16 Last day of sales
Jesse Burfield,3 Joel Dundon,2
Programs at School during December CROYDON SECONDARY COLLEGE
Special arrangements will take place from Monday 2 day week-end away - 2010
December 7 for students in years 7, 8 and 9. Visiting Mulwala Ski Club, Fyffe Winery, Cobram,
Barooga sports club, The Big Strawberry,
Some other special events will also be occurring: Shepparton SPC, Nagambie, Mitchelton winery and river
Monday 7 Dec Year 7 students audition for the
Year 7 Showcase WHEN- Weekend of 17 & 18 April 2010
Tuesday 8 Dec Grade 6 students visit us for their
Orientation Day for Year 7 2010 COST $100 per person ( twin & triple share )
All other students (Years7, 8 and Single Supplement $30 extra
9) are still expected at school
Wednesday 9 Dec Year 7 Zoo excursion – all INCLUDES Coach hire,
students are expected to accommodation, breakfast, dinner
participate and luncheon cruise.
Thursday 10 Dec Year 7 students present their
Student Led Conferences to Day One
parents. Departs Croydon Secondary College 7.30am. We make
A separate letter has been sent our way to Mulwala Ski Club (stopping en route for
about making appointment times. morning tea). Mid afternoon we will stop off at Fyffe
No Year 7 classes will be Winery (famous for their Cobram Cream Liqueur) before
timetabled this day – students arriving at our motel (Cobram Colonial Motel). Here we’ll
only attend school for their have time to freshen up and relax before dinner at the
scheduled interview time. Barooga Sports Club.
Friday 11 Dec Year 7 Showcase Performance
from 1:45pm Day Two
Following a leisurely breakfast we’ll depart the motel and
In the week after this, we will operate the Summer make our way to The Big Strawberry for morning tea
Program – activities and excursions that take place from (own cost). We will then board the coach for Shepparton
Mon 14 Dec to Fri 18 Dec. A separate ‘sign up’ sheet will and the SPC Cannery where we can stock up on some
be sent home to all Year 7, 8 and 9 students’ families to bargains for our pantries. Then it’s on to Nagambie to visit
enable us to prepare lists of participating students. Mitchelton Winery. Mitchelton is situated on the banks of
the scenic Goulburn River and is well known for its quality
School officially finishes on Friday 18th Dec at 12pm. wines and beautiful location. We’ll take time to sample
Students re-commence their studies on Monday 1st some of the wines then take a cruise along the Goulburn
February, 2010. Please contact me at school if you need River and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch as we cruise down
to clarify any of these schedules and events. to Tahbilk winery. Mid afternoon we’ll commence our
journey home - Please Note - BYO drinks on boat
Carol Ashton - Assistant Principal.
Does not include morning & afternoon teas & 1 lunch
To book your place on the trip please contact Lorraine
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Our four students of German are Deposit $30 by 31st Jan 2010 Seats fill rapidly
settling in well in Ulm. Enjoying
the food and the sights and finding the schooling a little
challenging. Head Lice
Cases of head lice have been reported in
the school. Please check your child’s hair
and treat accordingly.
Nike Basketball Boots – 8.5 UK If you have lost items such as clothing, jewellery, house keys
White with red trim, excellent condition, as new and pencil cases, please visit the lost property cabinets. Some
$60.00 items of clothing are kept elsewhere so check with an
See the Bursar, Mrs Hotton Integration Aide. If not collected most lost items will be thrown or
given to the opportunity shop at the end of the school year.
Musical Instruments Parents are welcome to contact the Integration Department to
1. Yamaha Flute (F100 ASII) in case. ($400) enquire after lost property.
2. Rex Soprano Saxaphone in case. ($450) Year 11 & 12 maths 2010
All students studying year 11 or 12 maths in 2010 will require a
Contact Karen on 9733 0556 or 0425 872829 CASIO CLASSPAD 330 calculator.
These calculators are available for order at ABACUS
CALCULATORS with delivery to school at a very competitive
price of $195. Order forms are available at the Bursar’s office
for delivery in either November 2009 or January 2010.