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CC CARES FABULOUS NEW FACILITY IS OFFICIALLY OPENED

Canberra College CC Cares New Building officially opened by Minister Burch 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-10/new-home-for-canberra-school-supporting-young-mums-and-dads/6296828

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-life/canberra-colleges-cccares-facility-gives-young-parents-flexible-learning-environment-20150310-1406pq.html

 

 

 

 

11 Mar 2015


Science Mentor Project

Science Mentor Project - first for Canberra College
This year the Science department has premiered the Science Mentors Project in association with Melrose High School.  The program has been developed by Geoff McNamara at Melrose and has proven to be so successful that Canberra College is now extending that fantastic opportunity to College age students.  Two of our students volunteered to trial the project this year with great success. 
 Ann S started the ball rolling with her project with Professor Margi Bohm from the University of Canberra.  Her project entailed looking at the heat stresses that might be imposed on elephants under climate change conditions.  This involved travelling to Taronga Zoo in Sydney and taking various measurements of the elephants and their surrounds.
Emily E started her mentor project later with Professor Owen Aitkin from the Australian National University.  Emily’s project involved investigating the nutrient needs of a major food crop (barley) under enhanced carbon dioxide conditions.  This involved the growth and measurement of the barley in normal and heightened carbon dioxide.  Professor Aitkin assisted with the measurement using sophisticated measuring equipment supplied by the Uni.  
Both projects were presented at Melrose High on Tuesday 4th November in the concluding ceremonies.
Both students acquitted themselves well and embraced the opportunity with great interest.  Congratulations and thanks for being the first students in the Mentors program at Canberra College.

11 Nov 2014


Canberra College Principal ACEL Fellowship

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PRINCIPAL GEORGE PALAVESTRA FOR RECENTLY BEING AWARDED ACEL FELLOWSHIP

George has been awarded fellowship with the Australian Council for Educational Leaders.

This recognition is highly regarded amongst the Education community nation wide.
Fellowship is a special category of ACEL membership awarded annually to members who have made an outstanding contribution over a period of time to the improvement of student and organisational outcomes.
A short extract from his citation at the awards:
" GeorgePalavestra is a dynamic Principal who is respected throughout the ACT. Throughout his distinguished career George has always worked above and beyond his position. He is a renowned educator, always focused on improving student learning through innovative programs and intiatives."
Nice work Geor

29 Oct 2014


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26 Sep 2014


Children’s literature class visits Hughes Primary School to share their Children's stories

Children’s literature class visits Hughes Primary School to share their Children's stories 

Our children’s literature class visited Hughes Primary School in Week 10 and read their original children’s books to small groups of Year K-4 students. The students created their own picture books after studying a variety of children’s picture books during the beginning of term. The students were on a huge high after reading to the primary students who were delightfully engaging and attentive.  They gave the college students wonderful verbal and formal feedback on the sheets the Canberra College students developed. The college students will now give a presentation to their class of their book and how the primary school students responded to their stories. This was a wonderfully worthwhile experience which has contributed to building links with our local schools and gave our students a real world application for their schoolwork. They are all keen to do it again and have all come away feeling deeply satisfied with their success and have found out the joys of sharing their work. 

25 Sep 2014


STAR PERFORMER

Congratulations !

Canberra College student Ann S performed outstandingly in the Big Science competition held in May this year.  She was one of only 14 students world-wide to obtain the top score.  The big science competition is one of the hardest of the science competitions and for Ann to receive this honour is unprecedented at this college.  Ann received a special certificate, gift and cash prize at our assembly last week. The cash prize was donated by St George Bank who proudly support high performing students. The staff and students of Canberra College are very proud of her accomplishments and we wish her only the best for the future.

02 Sep 2014

Merimbula Jazz festival

Students soaking up the music at the Jazz Festival

12 Jun 2014

Canberra College Jazz Band Shine at Merimbula Jazz Festival

The Jazz band had a great long weekend performing at the Merimbula Jazz Festival at the south coast.

12 Jun 2014


UBS Young Women’s Leadership Academy 2014

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Alannah F and Nicola S for their successful applications to attend the UBS Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Sydney, from April 7 – 11.

The UBS Young Women’s Leadership Academy is for young women in Year 11 and is residential with all participants staying at the Women’s College, the University of Sydney.  This year 50 Year 11 students have been selected from a broadly based cross section of public High Schools and Colleges in NSW, ACT and Victoria, with six students representing the ACT.  Flights to Sydney, meals and accommodation expenses are fully funded by the UBS.

The program objectives are to:

• introduce Year 11 students to a diverse group of contemporary women leaders
• demonstrate the possibilities and satisfaction of a career in business
• encourage leadership aspirations in young women
• provide leadership skills development

Congratulations again to Alannah and Nicola and we look forward to their report on this fantastic opportunity in a later edition of the newsletter.

Kevin Howard
Executive Teacher – CLASS Faculty

18 Mar 2014

NYSF MELBOURNE NEXT STEP

Over the long weekend, the National Youth Science Forum hosted a follow-on program in Melbourne to their program that runs in the summer holidays. In Melbourne we visited CSL laboratories, who are responsible for making the influenza vaccine every year - I learnt that vaccines are cultured inside eggs, and CSL uses 360,000 eggs every day! Then we visited GSK facilities, where Panadol and Ventolin (for asthma sufferers) and manufactured and packaged. Finally we visited Monash Universities, and got to wade about in their ponds catching water bugs for a study and Melbourne University where we heard about efforts to bio-engineer rice to contain higher levels of iron. This would tackle the severe malnutrition experienced in many 3rd world countries. We also got to learn Gram staining techniques in their biology labs. Overall it was a great way to learn about career opportunities in pharmaceuticals and explore some of the best universities in Australia, not to mention catching up with old friends and going ice skating! 
–Claudia S

18 Mar 2014

GIRLS IN SCIENCE MORNING TEA

Girls In Science Morning Tea 

 

On Wednesday the 12th of March I attended the Girls in Science Morning Tea held at the John Curtin Medical Research Institute (JCMRI) at the ANU. It was an excellent morning consisting of talks from guest speaks, a tour of the JCMRI and of course a lovely morning tea. The session was opened by Joy Burch ACT Minister for Women. There were a number of talks from inspiring women scientists such as Maria Staykova. I was particularly impressed by the state of the art facilities of the JCMRI. This morning tea has further increased my passion for science. Amy B

 

On Wednesday 12th I went to the Girls in Science Morning tea. It was held at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, a very interesting research lab at the ANU shaped like a DNA double helix. Along with 30 girls from other colleges around Canberra, we were allowed access into some of the laboratories working on cutting edge research into cancer and auto-immune disease. We also got to talk to scientists working there about their careers and experiences, and heard about the new drugs in clinical trials that could drastically reduce the growth of tumors. The event was hosted by Minister for Women and Education: Joy Burch. She talked about how events like these weren't designed to encourage more women to take up science, but rather to inspire those who are passionate about science that they can achieve a career doing what they love. Talking to researchers about antibodies while enjoying cucumber sandwiches and friands was a very enjoyable experience. -Claudia


18 Mar 2014


Student receives Secondary Scholarship

Isaiah L  receiving secondary scholarship.

Isaiah L receiving his secondary teaching scholarship program from The Minister for Education and Training and Minister for Women, Joy Burch MLA and the Director General of Education, Diane Joseph

14 Mar 2014


CSIRO silver crest success!

CSIRO silver crest success

At the end of 2013, six students completed the requirements for a silver crest award.  The students designed and performed their own experiment of their own choice.  They then reported their experiment to CSIRO after at least 30 hours of work.  The students found the experience rewarding and were, rightfully, very proud of their results.
Congratulations to Zohreh H, Rohan W, Mia Van d W, Elise M, Lynneh C and Maddie B.

Students can apply to do independent projects at any time with the recommendation of their science teacher.

See Judy Bolton in the science faculty if you are interested.


18 Feb 2014

CC Cares Official sod turning for new facility

The Minister for Education  officially turns the first sod on the CCCares site at the Woden campus.

14 Feb 2014

Miranda selected for JENESYS TRIP

CONGRATULATIONS TO Miranda B- (Y11), who has been selected

one of 4 students from Canberra who will participate in the JENESYS Japan Trip program in December.

 

This year the program (2 December ~10 December) includes the following activities;

-          a courtesy call on Foreign Ministry,  agricultural experience

-          homestay, a visit to school, some cultural facilities, a self-government body and a company

-          preparation of and performance in the Japan-ASEAN-Oceanian Festival in Tokyo on the final day

-          discussions with other participants from other Asian countries.

-          Sightseeing in Tokyo etc.

 

Congratulations Miranda and have an amazing experience!

 

 

12 Nov 2013

SPORTS ACHIEVEMENTS

SPORTS ACHIEVEMENTS

Ryan H and Hayley N, yr 11 competed in the ACT Road Cycling Championships on Wed 6th Nov at Stromlo Forest Park.  Ryan came 1st in the Criterium and 2nd in the Road Race, and Hayley finished 3rd for her events.
We had 2 students participating in the ACT Colleges Squash Championships on Tuesday 29th Oct, Amanda K yr 12 who made it to the grand final where she finished as Women’s Champion and Limar L yr 11 who finished a very pleasing 3rd for the Men’s division.
On Friday 25th Oct we had many students participating in the ACT Colleges Table Tennis Championships. Congratulations to Emma S yr 11 who was crowned the ACT Women’s Singles Champion, and Libby Hand Elana C yr 12 who finished as ACT Women’s Doubles Champions. Well done also to Kelly A, Ryan C, Lewis O, Karl Wand Pat L for great sportsmanship on the day.
Our Mixed Touch team came 3rd in the South for Intercol Sport.

12 Nov 2013

ANU Young Business Leaders Challenge

Canberra College wins the 2013 ANU Young Business Leaders Challenge Local secondary schools visited The Australian National University on Friday 16 August to compete in the 2013 ANU Young Business Leaders Challenge. After three competitive rounds it was Canberra College students Adelaide Carter, Mackenzie Rice and Maggie O'Neill (aka Team AM2) who were announced as this year's winners. The annual challenge hosted by the ANU College of Business and Economics provides an opportunity for Year 11 and 12 students to apply their understanding of business and economics concepts to real life scenarios. In 2013 the challenge was enhanced through collaboration with family owned company York Foods from Goulburn, New South Wales.

02 Sep 2013

Futures Wins award

Futures Program Canberra College WINS

NAB ‘Schools First’ Impact award.

What the award is about: The NAB Schools First Impact Award recognises and rewards outstanding school-community partnerships. In receiving this award the Futures Program demonstrated that it addresses an identified need through student-focused activities that are wellplanned, collaborative, and sustainable.

What the judges said: This is an example of a partnership that is using the expertise of outside groups to support students with a disability in a meaningful way, helping them become productive members of society.

In winning this award the Futures Program receives a cheque for $30 000 to be used to further develop and support community partnerships.

Marie Uren (SLC)

30 Aug 2013

Commonwealth Motors Certificate

Last term with guidance and assistance from Beth Peters from the ACT Chamber of Commerce a partnership between Commonwealth Motors at Woden, the Canberra College and Regional Group Training was formalised by the signing of an MOU by John Stenhouse (Principal), Brett Masters (Service Manager of Commonwealth Motors) and Phillip McGilvray (CEO of Regional Group Training) opening up real life opportunities for students to be trained and assessed on site at Commonwealth Motors at Woden.

12 students from the Canberra College, Alfred Deakin, Chisholm High, and Melrose High School are all part of this unique partnership with an external RTO, Auto Industry Body and  an Educational Institution . The students commenced their first day of "on site" training on Friday 26.7.13 and will continue training every Friday till the end of this year.

 

On successful completion of this program the students are expected to have met all the requirements for a Certificate I in Auto. The program will be reviewed at the end of the year and it is anticipated that based on the success of the Certificate I program, a Certificate II program will commence in 2014, with possible future offers of full time Apprenticeships with Commonwealth Motors.

 

19 Aug 2013

World Challenge 2013

 

Last term with guidance and assistance from Beth Peters from the ACT Chamber of Commerce a partnership between Commonwealth Motors at Woden, the Canberra College and Regional Group Training was formalised by the signing of an MOU by John Stenhouse (Principal), Brett Masters (Service Manager of Commonwealth Motors) and Phillip McGilvray (CEO of Regional Group Training) opening up real life opportunities for students to be trained and assessed on site at Commonwealth Motors at Woden.

12 students from the Canberra College, Alfred Deakin, Chisholm High, and Melrose High School are all part of this unique partnership with an external RTO, Auto Industry Body and an Educational Institution . The students commenced their first day of "on site" training on Friday 26.7.13 and will continue training every Friday till the end of this year.

On successful completion of this program the students are expected to have met all the requirements for a Certificate I in Auto. The program will be reviewed at the end of the year and it is anticipated that based on the success of the Certificate I program, a Certificate II program will commence in 2014, with possible future offers of full time Apprenticeships with Commonwealth Motors.

16 Aug 2013


CCPAC WINS 2013 A.C.T ARCHITECTURE AWARD

 

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/photogallery/act-news/act-architecture-award-winners-2013-20130621-2onrw.html?selectedImage

 

02 Jul 2013

Students Shine at ANU Maths Day

On Friday 31th May, 4 of our Specialist Option students attended the ANU maths Day. This annual competition comprises 4 different competition activities throughout the day and is attended by 32 schools from the ACT and surrounding regions, from Bega and Cooma to Wellington, the Highlands and even several schools from Sydney.

The team comprising Duong D, Emily Z, Connor H and Maple C  were superb all day finishing in the top 10 in 3 out of 4 activities, winning the Swiss competition and finishing fourth in the Cross Number competition. Unfortunately we did not fare quite as well in the Relay competition but were very competitive all day. The students were focused, motivated, produced outstanding mathematics, and thoroughly enjoyed working with this large group of excellent young mathematicians. They finished 5th overall which is an excellent achievement. The supervising teachers from other schools were again very impressed with the students’ attitude and behaviour and were happy to comment on how enjoyable it was to supervise them.

They were excellent ambassadors for the college and should be congratulated for their hard work, preparation and willingness to give up their time to support the college.

 

06 Jun 2013


MS FUN RUN - Braving the Cold

 

On Sunday some of our wonderful SLG students braved the cold wind and rain and stood in positions around Lake Burley Griffin for 6 hours to marshall the  brave participants who were running in the MS Fun Run. They were absolutely fantastic ambassadors for the school maintaining a positive and even cheery attitude throughout the day. The National Coordinator for the MS Society was very impressed with their attitude. What truly fabulous community spirit!

 SLG students mashalls at MS Fun Run.

04 Jun 2013


CC Cares story on the 7.30 Report

We are all very proud to celebrate the fact that our wonderful Canberra College CC Cares Program was featured on the 7.30 Report on Friday 17th May 2013.   

The story  reflects so brilliantly and clearly what is provided by Deputy Principal JanMarshall and the CC Cares team to help young parents in our region and around the world.

 This is the world leading facility to support young parents in education. It is having an impact around the world besides the obvious impact it is having with the young people involved at CCCares.

Well Done Jan and the WESTON team. You are legends!

Follow the link below to watch the story:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-17/school-parents/4697464

20 May 2013

WOMBEYAN CAVES MATHS CAMP

           

WOMBEYAN CAVES MATHS CAMP

Earlier this month May, fourteen year 12 specialist mathematics students set off for Wombeyan Caves for the annual Mathematics camp. As a new experience for the year 12 specialist option mathematics students, they were not sure what to expect!

They enjoyed wonderful weather, excellent mathematics, excellent food they prepared under expert direction from the staff, and a great trip through the caves to top things off.

The standard of mathematics was sensational with all students performing well. They were motivated and enthusiastic even at 10pm on Thursday night when we were still doing number puzzles in front of the fireplace. Everyone survived the maltezer competition.

Four students have been selected  to represent the Canberra College at the ANU Maths Day on May 31. They are Duong D, Maple C, Emily Z and Connor H.

The  excellent attitude and behavior of our students was commented on and appreciated by the rangers at the caves and they were excellent ambassadors for the college.  Well done to everyone!

 

 Jacob Woolley, Shane Barrett, and Jim Gibson.

10 May 2013


Fabulous new CC CARES Facility to be built on the Canberra College Woden campus

 Fabulous new CC CARES Facility to be built on the Canberra College Woden campus. Check out the story on the front page of this weeks Canberra Chronicle: http://canberra.realviewtechnologies.com/?index=soindex.djvu

27 Mar 2013


Outstanding result in the Australian Sprint Triathlon Championships

Australian Sprint Triathlon Championships

A huge Congratulations to Canberra College student Brayden C-P !

Brayden came 5th out of a field of 355 for the Australian Sprint Triathlon Championships Open age in January 2013. This amazing result placed Brayden second in his age group!

Follow the link to read the Canberra Times Article about Brayden's courageous battle to return from injury:

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/brave-brayden-back-in-the-saddle-20130104-2c9ad.html

04 Feb 2013

Girls compete at Australian Volleyball schools Cup

Australian Volleyball schools Cup

Canberra College Girls participated in 2012 Australian Volleyball schools Cup 9-14th December, in Melbourne.
The Australian Volleyball Schools Cup is the largest annual sporting event of its kind and this year 471 school teams competed in Melbourne. After winning the ACT competition our girl’s volleyball team qualified to play in the highest division of open honours at this event, which allows only the two best teams from each state to compete.  The girls had a very busy and challenging schedule playing two five set games each day and managed to come 5th out of 12 teams. A fantastic effort!

18 Dec 2012


Australian Volleyball Schools Cup

Australian Volleyball Schools Cup

 

Canberra College Girls participated in 2012 Australian Volleyball schools Cup 9-14th December, in Melbourne.
The Australian Volleyball Schools Cup is the largest annual sporting event of its kind and this year 471 school teams competed in Melbourne. After winning the ACT competition our girl’s volleyball team qualified to play in the highest division of open honours at this event, which allows only the two best teams from each state to compete.  The girls had a very busy and challenging schedule playing two five set games each day and managed to come 5th out of 12 teams. A fantastic effort!

18 Dec 2012


James Wins Gold in Gymnastics in Austria

James Wins Gold in Gymnastics in Austria

Year 11 student, James B, was selected to represent Australia in Gymnastics. Australia was of the countries to recently participate in the Futures Cup in Austria. Australia came 4th overall which is a fantastic result. James competed and won a Gold medal in an individual event and his gold is the only gold medal for the Australian Team. Well done James and his family!

Lots of hard work from parents in supporting their children can go unnoticed. So, to all of our parent community, well done and thank you.

To read more about this outstanding achievement in the Canberra Times - 4th December 2012 edition...follow the link below:

www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/bacueti-faces-his-fears-20120424-1xjo6.html

04 Dec 2012


Canberra College Success in National Chemistry Quiz!

Australian National Chemistry Quiz -  Excellent Results !

Australian National Chemistry Quiz


8 High Distinctions, 5 Credits and 17 Participation Certificates.
In both year 11 and 12 our students performed above the ACT mean and scored significantly better in the ACT at the higher end of the scale. Three students Elliot S, Ross P and Joel M were awarded a plaques that acknowledges that their scores were in the top 800 out of over 117,000 entrants.
Ross P  High Distinction
Elliot S High Distinction
Clare M  High Distinction
Asim F  High Distinction
Winona D High Distinction
Amirul A High Distinction
Matthew K Credit
Tom H  Credit
David G  Credit

Year 11
Joel M  High Distinction
Matthew L High Distinction
Lucinda C Credit
Irwan J  Credit

ACT Titration Competition
Congratulations to, Ben R, Elliot S, Asim F who are the Gold Medal and First place winning team of the RACI ACT Titration competition.
Our other two teams gained 10th and 27th out of 41 teams from across the ACT. We now have two teams in the National Finals held on October 31 this year.

29 Oct 2012


Student wins 5 day trip to Shanghai in CPA Australasian Competition!

Student wins 5 day trip to Shanghai in CPA Australasian Competition!

Congratulations to year 12 Canberra College student Matthew B who has won the Australasian CPA (Certified Practicing Accountants) Australia, Plan Your Own Enterprise (PYOE) competition!

This competition is an annual event, open to secondary students studying Commerce related subjects. Students have to submit a 3,000 word business plan, on  establishing, marketing, and undertaking some financial analysis of their business proposal.  Matthew was the ACT winner of the competition and was then put forward for the Australasian (Australia and New Zealand) competition, which consists of all State, Territory and New Zealand winners.  In NSW, there were 500 entries, which had been shortlisted to 12, with the eventual winner announced for NSW – so quite a large field!

Matthew won the Australasian competition with his business idea of creating an IT consultancy type business.  He came up with the idea as his father  had been looking at buying a new computer and as a result had gone around a number of businesses to get information and prices etc – but by the end of it all, he was totally confused by all that he was told.  Hence, Matt’s idea came into fruition.

Matthew wins a five day trip to Shanghai. for him and a parent...and Sandhia Prasad, his teacher and mentor on this wonderful endeavour gets to go along too! Wow!

18 Oct 2012


CCPAC opened by Minister Bourke

New Performing Arts facility Opens at Canberra College

ACT Education Minister Chris Bourke officially opened Canberra College's new Performing Arts Centre yesterday.
The $9.35 million building is considered to be state-of-the-art.
The new CCPAC (Canberra College Performing Arts Centre) at Canberra College includes a 180-seat
performance theatre, a dance studio, a music studio with two practice rooms, a drama studio, a loading dock and front-of-house
facilities.
Follow the link to read the whole article: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/9m-performing-arts-centre-opens-20120913-25v21.html

10 Oct 2012