College Director's Report

Dear parents and members of our Carranballac community,

We continue to be extremely proud of our College, staff, students and families.

Our Parents and Friends are an incredibly important team in the College community and have once again demonstrated their commitment; the Fathers/Others Day stalls were a huge success again. Well done and thank you.

The Jamieson Way WAKAKIRRI team are in the spotlight once more and are now off to the State Awards night (State Final). We are all very excited about this well-deserved news and look forward to the evening of the 18th September at Hamer Hall. A grand venue for a grand event.

The ‘Kids Teaching Kids’ extravaganza has been taking place at the College this week. Apart from the outstanding efforts of staff and students we had the privilege of KTK being launched at Boardwalk by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Melbourne Aaron Wood. Everyone involved is to be congratulated.

The College Review is rounding up: I would like to pass on my thanks to our dedicated College team, staff, parents and students who have actively participated and willingly put their perspective on the table. We have acquired a rich vault of information that will definitely inform our next Strategic Plan and place the College on a continuing pathway of successful outcomes.

The College's student attendance data has improved immensely – we are thrilled with the huge improvement and I want to congratulate families for their support of the College and their children’s education. 

It is NOT okay to be away, it is essential to be at school, on time and ready to learn in order to provide meaningful pathways into their future. The HERO (Here, Every day, Ready and On time) continues to have a positive impact. We always require Parents to notify the school if their child will be late or cannot attend; this may be due to sickness, religious holiday observance, family holiday or medical appointment.

The revitalised assembly format has been well accepted by all in the community and is providing additional leadership opportunities for students across the College. We will always look for refinement opportunities and if you have any great ideas please drop us a line.

Staff and students at Carranballac P-9 College have been praised by members of our defence community for their public speaking, respect and attention at yesterday's Battle For Australia.  An event held at the Shrine of Remembrance, commemorating the anniversary of the courage, service and sacrifice of Australians and their Allies in WWII; on the Kokoda Track, Milne Bay, Coral Sea and other fiercely fought actions during the Pacific War.

3D printing is now a reality at Carranballac P-9 College. The first items are coming off the production line as Computer Aided Design (CAD) is a Year 9 elective program this semester and the 3D printer has been aligned to this program. As we gain more experience in the 3D field we will open up the use to other year levels. The intention is to advance our ICT program in 2018 with the introduction of additional new technologies. I will keep the community informed as we plan, and achieve our aspirational goals in this area.

Carranballac P-9 College is very popular at present, we have had a huge influx of 2018 enrolments. There are currently 1497 students in the College today. If you have siblings to enrol for 2018 please organise your enrolment at your earliest convenience.

Have a great fortnight at the College.


Brendan O'Brien

College Director















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