Mr Nick Jones
As we have been ‘together at home’, many of us have had the opportunity to explore creative and nourishing pursuits, including cooking and baking. It has been an opportunity to create new recipes or revisit old and be together as a family to enjoy cooking and eating at home.
We would like to create a ‘keepsake’ of this time and aim to publish a collection of recipes that we have cooked and baked in our homes. Thank you to Clare Chapman who contacted me with this wonderful idea.
Cathedral College families, staff and students are invited to share recipes. It may be something that you have created or a treasured family recipe that you revisited. We will endeavour to have the collection published and available to purchase by the end of Term Three or early Term Four (a wonderful Christmas gift perhaps?) and this will be a fundraiser for our College Parents and Friends Association. We would like to have a balance of healthy, nutritious recipes and those recipes that are for special occasions or, ‘sometimes’ food.
Please email your recipe and include the following details under these headings.
*Please note that these must be original recipes. They cannot be from sites like Taste.com. You can amend recipes to make them your own by adding, omitting or changing ingredients.
* You can share more than one recipe
*If we receive multiple recipes for the one dish, they may not all be included.
All recipes must be received by July 31, 2020. Please email recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Greg Newbold
Head of Junior School
Do you remember this space that never really worked? The grass was always wet and the trees never grew straight!
Over the last few weeks, while students and staff have been stuck at home, it has undergone a transformation. The lawn and trees are gone and the space now allows for better circulation while still providing the Middle School students with their own patch of shaded lawn to relax on.
Thanks go to the grounds crew of CCW and the contractors that made it happen. Please respect the change and enjoy the space.
Only one week left to submit your entries
Entries close June 1.
Check out the House Competition details for information on the three House Competitions that are running this Term.
Theme – Lines
Open to all year levels.
Theme – Doubles
500-800 words, open to Middle and Senior school students
Theme – Time Lapse
Open to all year levels
Deadlines for all competitions: June 19, 2020
National Volunteer Week (NVW)
The annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. At this uncertain time, we feel that it is more important than ever to recognise and acknowledge Australia’s volunteers. Read more about the amazing ways in which you can volunteer or show your appreciation to the selfless volunteers in our community here.
How to give praise that builds your child’s self-esteem
We know it’s important to praise children. But it’s even more meaningful for children to learn to appreciate their own efforts. Self-esteem comes from working hard toward a goal and feeling good about it. So, when children see that their hard work is paying off, it helps them develop the ability to self-praise. What you say—and how you say it—can help children to recognize things that they should be proud of. Here are some suggestions:
Mrs June Stamp
To enable parents to purchase winter uniform items, the Uniform Shop will be open additional days for the next four weeks.
The new opening times are Wednesday 13th May until Friday 12th June, Monday to Friday, 8.30 am – 4.00 pm.
Due to the high demand for uniform fittings, parents are asked to schedule an appointment. This can be done via this link.
Please do not make appointments if you or your child are unwell. Strict social distancing must be also be observed and the number of people in the shop is limited.
A current price list of uniform items and our uniform policy is accessible on our website.
This week in the library we are showing off some of the fabulous artwork our students sent in. Drawing challenges, videos and craft have kept the children busy following storytime. Please enjoy the wonderful photos shared below.
Last week I set a challenge for students to ask their parents or adult relatives some questions about music and musicians from the past. Thank you so much to all those children who interviewed their parents, they sounded just like professionals. I loved your videos! I would like to share one particular video of Mia and her mum Raquel. Mia nailed the interview and Raquel nailed the answers!
Ms Suzie Quartermain
Borrowing books from the CCW Library.
As students return to school, there will be some changes in the way they access the Library. We are working on these and will provide details when plans are finalised.
In the meantime, ALL students, whether back on campus, or working from home are able to borrow books by following the procedure outlined here:
Students are able to browse the Library collection using the online catalogue, which is available through the Student portal (detailed instructions here). It is also available under the College Life tab on the Cathedral College Wangaratta website at www.cathedralcollege.vic.edu.au (see instructions here).
It’s this easy:
Mrs Bernadette Quinn
O my God, teach my heart where and how to seek You,
where and how to find You.
You are my God and You are my all and I have never seen You.
You have made me and remade me,
You have bestowed on me all the good things I possess,
Still I do not know You.
I have not yet done that for which I was made.
Teach me to seek You.
I cannot seek You unless You teach me
or find You unless You show Yourself to me.
Let me seek You in my desire,
let me desire You in my seeking.
Let me find You by loving You,
let me love You when I find You.
Rev. David Jones
Returning to school can be both an exciting and anxious time. We know, from talking to our students, that some have really enjoyed the learning from home experience, whilst others can’t wait to get back into the classroom. Over the last few weeks some teachers, including our learning enhancement staff, have been participating in a series of webinars to help support our young people transition back to the classroom.
For some students, it may feel like a very long time since they set foot on the school grounds, and as such, a little bit of prior planning and organisation can help to reduce feelings of anxiety and stress.
The following are our top tips for returning to school:
The following websites have further information that may assist with returning to school
This website focuses on students on the autism spectrum, however, there are also some great resources for younger children regarding understanding Covid-19 and the return to school.
Provides a free online children’s book about Covid-19 illustrated by Alex Scheffler (illustrator of the Gruffalo).
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia’s highest-profile psychologist who has many suggestions for helping explain COVID-19 to young people, but also strategies for returning to school.
The following video was created to support the return to school for students on the autism spectrum. We believe it contains useful information for all students and parents and we encourage you to watch it.
Mrs Mary Laughton
Year Ten work experience had been scheduled for the last week of Term Two (22-26 June.) This has been cancelled. However, we are hoping to participate in a Virtual Work Experience, in collaboration with CSU. This is scheduled for 22 & 23 of June. More details to follow.
Year Ten students also have the opportunity to sign up for a virtual Mock Interview, again with the support of CSU. They have been briefed and the information they need for this is in their Google Classroom.
Several universities and other post-secondary institutions have been running a range of virtual events. Senior students have been getting notifications of these events as they cross my desk.
Year Twelve students concerned about applying for university enrolments for next year should understand that this process does not kick in until Term Three. I will guide and support them as required in this process. However, some universities also offer early/direct applications and students should be aware of these.
Please remember that our school careers website https://www.cathedralcollegecareers.com.au/ is a treasure trove of information and feel free to contact me with specific (or generic!) questions.
Mr Rod Dunbar
MAV (The Mathematics Association of Victoria) have launched a new area on their website created to support parents- parent support .
Support is aimed at both primary and secondary school parents and students. MAV now provides timely, and succinct support for parents who are working hard to support their children learning mathematics at home. VCE students will also be able to access tip sheets and other resources to support their study in mathematics.
Ms Bronwyn McGorlick
Head of Mathematics
My name is Sue Synnot and I this is my fifth year at CCW, my role is the HEad of Science and I teach in the senior school. My favourite place on campus is the VCE Centre. My favourite pastimes are relaxing with friends, skiing or travelling.
The Fast Ten: