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10 August 2018 Avila College Newsletter

The fortnightly newsletter from Avila College.

August 10 | 2018

From the

“Everything we do begins with how we look at each other” was one small
segment of the rich wisdom that Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Dominican
priest and theologian shared with Avila College staff during our recent
professional learning days.

It’s a powerful message of the faith, • Students participating in the Girls in

hope and love of Jesus in the Gospel; STEM conference and Global Politics

the action centred witness of Nano Students attending the Gillian Triggs

Dr Michelle Cotter Nagle and through the Presentation lecture on a student free day

Principal values of faith, vision, community, • MacKillop House spirit celebrated
Exec. MBA, M.Ed. Leadership, action, daring, justice and compassion. with gusto by students across all
M.Ed. RE, Post Grad. Dip. IT,
Post Grad. Dip. Adult Ed., It is also powerfully reflected in the year levels
Grad. Dip. RE, B.Ed
contemplative writings of St Teresa of • Sporting pursuits in aerobics,
35 Charles Street,
Mount Waverley, Avila who directs followers of Christ to volleyball, netball and soccer
Victoria 3149
T 03 9831 9600 “have a determined determination to • Year 8's leading our partnership with
[email protected] never give up prayer”. primary school students learning in

Avila College acknowledges the As people of “our Avila” learning the STEM-4-All program
Wurundjeri people, the traditional
custodians of the land on which community the challenge to look caringly
the College is built. and lovingly upon each other and grow • The book launch of the Quill and
2 Ink Writers Guild's first publication
as a result has been in abundance this
attended by Holy Family Year 3
past fortnight.
Just a few of these observations have
• Year 10's undertaking the Amazing
passed my gaze:
Spaghetti Machine challenge
• Student performers strutting the
• NEAA student conference delegates
stage in the Catholic School’s
from Year 9
spectacular, Time to Shine at The

State Theatre • Student vs Staff Debate arguing

• Year 11 Interfaith Excursion about whether homework should be
reflections from Ms Carroll’s class on banned

what makes people of faith in our • Public speaking Comedy Festival

broader community connected and showcase of students and staff in

empathetic the Old Lecture Theatre

• Students selected to undertake the • and celebrating 100 Days of Year 7!
International PISA testing taking up
the challenge with resilience and

If everything we do begins with how we look at each A Prayer
other then I am a most proud Principal.
Ever generous God,
I’ve seen and heard hard work, academic diligence, You inspired Saint Mary MacKillop
care, compassion, resilience, persistence and joy all To live her life faithful to the Gospel
around Avila. I have seen students and staff looking of Jesus Christ
at each other and looking out for each other in the and constant in bringing hope and
ordinariness of daily life in a most extraordinary way. encouragement
As members of a learning community we often take to those who were disheartened,
this a little for granted because it’s so common to lonely or needy.
us - but it is not common at all and something to be With confidence in your generous
cherished and stewarded. providence
and through the intercession of
A reminder that enrolments for Year 7, 2020 close Saint Mary MacKillop
on August 17, all current Year 5 families, particularly We ask that our faith and hope be
those of siblings already attending Avila are fired afresh by the Holy Spirit
reminded to submit applications to avoid missing so that we too, like Mary MacKillop,
out on a place. may live with courage, trust and
Happy Learning! Ever generous God hear our prayer.
We ask this through Jesus Christ.
Dr Cotter Amen

Mary MacKillop


Faith &

Ms Carmela Marino

Director of Faith and Mission

[email protected]

NEAA Conference | Tasmania

Tiana Chandraratne
Chiara Smith
Grace Guiliano
Caitlin Grima

Faith and Mission Captains


Screening of The Staging Post Faith and
St Michael’s Catholic Church, High Street, ASHBURTON Important
Sunday 12 August at 2.00 pm Dates
Donation $15 or whatever you would like to donate
Tea and coffee available Sunday's Gospel
Event hosted by St Michael’s Social Justice Group with all proceeds donated to Reading
Cisarua Learning, a charity supporting this refugee-led education revolution.
More information: Sunday 12 August
John 6: 41–51
St Michael’s Social Justice Group is There are now around 1500 refugees Jesus is the living
hosting a screening of the uplifting learning at over 10 refugee-managed bread.
and hope-filled documentary learning centres in Indonesia.
The Staging Post at 2.00pm Sunday 19 August
on Sunday 12 August. The film is a story of courage and John 6: 51–58
hope, community and possibilities. Whoever eats and
The film was directed by Jolyon Hoff, drinks of the body
an Australian Documentary Filmmaker. Here are two comments from previous and blood of Christ
He was living in Jakarta when Australia audience members: has eternal life.
‘stopped the boats’. He had never met
a refugee, so he went to the staging "Profoundly moving...beautifully Sunday 19 August
post for boats travelling to Christmas crafted. It demonstrates the power of World
Island. people to take positive action in dire Humanitarian Day
circumstances and, in particular, the
Almost immediately he met, Muzafar power of women in advocating for Monday 20 August
Ali and Khadim Dai. Muzafar had their children's education and a better Memorial
already been filming life as a refugee future." Anni Webster of St Bernard
in Cisarua in Indonesia on his mobile
phone. Together with Jolyon and "What a fantastic night so glad I could 20-26 August
Khadim he made The Staging Post. introduce my son to this movie, he Migrant and Refugee
was most excited tosee the school via Week
The school at the centre of the film, Skype at the end. Thank you, thank
co-founded by Muzafar and Khadim, you. "Naomi Brown Tuesday 21 August
has sparked a refugee-led education Memorial
revolution. of St Pius X

22 August
Memorial of
Our Lady, Mother
and Queen


and Teaching

PISA Testing

Mrs Madeleine Franken 30 students from Avila College and weakness in the Australian
recently participated in PISA tests. education system.
Deputy Principal PISA is the Program for International
Learning & Teaching Student Assessment. The students This enables policy makers, researchers
were randomly selected to represent and teachers to compare Australian
[email protected] Australia in the world’s largest student students’ performance with other
assessment program. countries and to learn from education
Ms Angela Torelli systems around the world.
PISA is conducted every three years
Director of Studies Y10-12 with students from over 80 different Individual results are not made
OECD countries participating. Students available because that is not the
[email protected] from approximately 800 large, small, purpose of PISA. Rather, it is the de-
rural, regional, urban, public and private aggregated data that is useful to the
Ms Klara Baka schools across Australia were selected government and policy makers.
to participate.
Director of Studies Y7-9 The Australian report on this year’s 2018
PISA assesses students’ knowledge and PISA tests will be released in December
[email protected] skills in reading, mathematics, science 2019. Previous Australian reports can
and financial literacy, providing both a be accessed from the PISA database at
6 national and international perspective.
The results from PISA provide
information that indicates to what We thank and commend the 30 Avila
extent young Australians are meeting students from years 9 and 10 who
important educational goals, and undertook the recent PISA tests on
assists in identifying areas of strength behalf of Australia!

Parent-Student-Teacher Meetings

Parents are reminded that bookings Parents are free to choose either date
may be made via PAM for the Parent- but as evening appointments book
Student-Teacher meetings to be held out quickly, we suggest you make your
on Thursday 16 and Tuesday 21 August. booking soon.

Please select and carefully check Careers Advisers Ms Jenny Dunn and
your preferred date on their booking Ms Ann Boyce will be available on
sheet to minimize the risk of missed the evening too. No booking will be
appointments. required to speak with Careers staff
about pathways.

Subject Selection for 2019 Avila Calendar
Dates & Events
Subject selection is in full swing with many students
visiting the Careers Hub in the Library, seeking out Tuesday 14 August
subject specialists or talking with teachers about their VTAC Information night
selections. Homeroom teachers, Curriculum Leaders, the
Directors of Study, Careers staff and the Deputy Principal Thursday 16 August
Learning and Teaching may be consulted if required. SCSA volleyball
Names and email addresses of these key staff were in
the slides that were presented at the Subject Selection Thursday 16 August
Information Evenings that are now available in the Parent-Student-Teacher meetings
Parent Correspondence section on PAM. Students dismissed at 1.10pm

All Years 8 to 11 students and their parents are Friday 17 August
reminded that subject selections for 2019 must Parent-Student-Teacher interviews
be completed via Web Preferences by Thursday 23 Students dismissed at 1.10pm
August. Although students from Years 8 to 11 make
their selections online, they must submit signed 16 - 21 August
print outs of their selections (with copies of approval Science exhibition
to accelerate for Years 10 and 11 selections where
applicable) to their homeroom teachers no later Thursday 23 August
than 8.35am on 23 August. Construction of the 2019 SCSA Soccer
timetable grid will commence immediately and will be
based on students’ subject selections as at 23 August. SECONDHAND UNIFORM SHOP

Extension Opportunities Wednesday 29 August, 1-4pm

Years 9 and 10 students who have applied for VCE AVILA COLLEGE
acceleration will be notified of the outcome of their GENERAL OFFICE HOURS
applications by Tuesday 14 August. 8am - 4.30pm

As advised to parents and students at the recent Year PLEASE CALL THE ABSENTEE
8 into Year 9 Subject Information Evening, Avila College LINE BEFORE 10am IF YOUR
offers an accelerated program for highly able Year 9 DAUGHTER IS ABSENT FROM
Mathematics students. Teachers nominate a small SCHOOL on 9831 9696
group of students for this accelerated Mathematics
program based on a range of criteria. The Year 9 7
accelerated Mathematics program compresses two
years of learning into one year thus enabling highly
able students to progress to VCE Mathematical Methods
when in Year 10 in 2020. Invitations to accelerate in
Year 9 Maths are issued via Caremonkey to parents of
selected students. In order to minimize confusion and
inadvertent errors, selection of Accelerated Maths in
Year 9 is not done via Web Preferences.

Dante Alighieri Poetry Success

Congratulations to Karina Parisi (Year 9) who won
Second Prize in the state for the Dante Alighieri Poetry
Competition. This was an amazing achievement and we
commend her for it.

Madeleine Franken
Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching


Ms Janine Bauman Starting the day with a Positive:
Morning Homeroom
Deputy Principal Students

[email protected]

Mornings at Avila are alive with the buzzing sounds emerging from every
homeroom. School has begun!

Mrs Anne Stephens Each day at Avila College starts with Having an adult mentor or advocate
students meeting in their assigned in the school is a great advantage for
Director of Pastoral Care Y7-9 homerooms with their homeroom our students and this role is fulfilled by
teacher. their homeroom teacher.
[email protected]
This fifteen minute block, from 8.35 A strong connection with this person
Mrs Anna Marvelli to 8.50 am., at the beginning of their is established in morning homeroom
working day, serves a variety of each morning, over the course of the
Director of Pastoral Care Y10-12 important purposes in the students’ life year. It is an important point of contact
at the College. with a trusted adult in their lives.
[email protected]
Research has shown that for a modern Homerooms, in the company of their
8 teenager to have robust mental teachers, often establish their own
health they must feel a connection to ‘personality’, which can even extend
something bigger than themselves. to their own jokes. This all adds to a
student’s sense of belonging.
For Avila College students, this is
often what they find as a member of Often it is during homeroom that
a homeroom. It is a time when our important information is distributed to
students interact with their peers, students about their academic program.
celebrate special occasions, discuss
current affairs, major events in their This information and that pertaining
year level and social issues that to extra-curricular activities is
concern them. communicated when the Class Captains
read the Student Messages to the class.

This fifteen minute period of the day also allows each year level to bond. This bond will prove ever more
student to organise their materials. It gives them time important as they move towards the final stage of
to settle and establish focus. their school journey.

Homeroom looks different for different year levels Every morning homeroom begins with a prayer.
throughout the school. In Year 7 Gold, for example, This communal prayer is a time for the sharing of
you may see students discussing ways in which to a common faith and an all-important moment in
make their homeroom really feel like home. Their the students’ busy day when they can engage in
decoration committee is a force to be reckoned with! conversation with God.

At the other end of the school, the Year 12 Leaders Who could believe that so much could happen in that
have made Wednesday homeroom a time for the short period of fifteen minutes!


The Legacy Public Speaking
Competition - a great result!

Julia Grubnic Everyone there, from the Mila Vargas provided a poignant
Year 9 competitors to the judges, speech on stories as the source
were so lovely. Although there of memories.
On the morning of Friday the 27th were challenges - such as the
of July, I was nervous, to say the impromptu speeches - it was a We had a brilliant day with Mila
least. lot of fun. being a winner and Kavipriya, the
It was the day of my first public I got to meet new people and
speaking competition at Avila even make new friends while The Legacy Public Speaking
and I had been preparing for bonding over Marvel movies and Competition was a great
a very long time. However as I sharing passions concerning opportunity (with wonderful
caught the taxi over with other social justice issues. food!) and a really special
Avila girls, I realised we were experience.
all somewhat in the same boat. Abbey Stizza spoke insightfully
None of us knew exactly what to about war veterans being shown Good luck to Mila for the
expect. care through the provision of Preliminary Final.
We could not have been more
delighted with what we found Kavi Arunagirinathan
waiting for us at Box Hill RSL. enthusiastically outlined the
work of Chris Sarra and his
"Stronger/Smarter Institute.


Junior Internal
Debating Playoffs

Teams at both Year 7 and Year 8
competed in a debating "playoff"
for a place in the Grand Final on
the 9th August.
The topic was "that we should
make Asian languages compulsory
in Australian schools" and
both sides of the debate were
supported by great ideas and
practical concerns about student
Congratulations to the students
who won, especially to Jessica
Loeding and Elisa Scholast who
were awarded "Best Speaker
Good luck to the students who will
compete in the Grand Final at both
Year 7 and Year 8.

Final Round of Senior DAV Debating

Unfortunately, the final round for debating was quite messy due to an error in the date for the debates on the
advised calendar. This round has not yet been finalised as some debates needed to be postponed. This was a
sad end to a season as the evening was not well-attended because of the postponements and some debates
needing to be abandoned.
However, across the season, the students have enjoyed the tone of the competition on debating nights at St
Kevins this year. The venue has been a bustling hub of enthusiastic students from St Kevins, Xavier, Melbourne
Grammar, Melbourne High, Genazzano, Sacre Coeur, Presentation Windsor, Melbourne Girls and Mac Rob.
Congratulations for this round go to Bridgette Carpino, Matilda Baumann and Valerie Sova who were awarded
"Best Speaker Awards".


and Debating
Week 2018


The Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest

Year 8 English Novel Study

“Private Peaceful” is a mournful yet
hopeful story about two brothers,
Tommo and Charlie.

It is set in England in the early
1900s, with the themes of conflict,
war, family and love being the
heart of it.

Ellie Stamatis The story shows a bond between
Year 8 two brothers like no-other, no
matter what, they will always have
each others’ backs.

The former farmers from the countryside are now
taking on the horrors that WW1 brings.

This best-selling novel by Michael Morpurgo has
turned heads, as it not only shows the tragic signs
of war but also the bond and love between two
brothers that will never be broken.


Celebrating 100 Days in Year Seven

Cynthia Fekete On Wednesday the 8th of August, the Year 7s of Avila celebrated 100s days!!!!
Year 7
There was music, (I was the DJ), everyone danced, jumped, sang and had a good time.
Who knew that today was a lifetime? The cake was absolutely delicious thanks to Ms
Kingston’s baking.

But the star of the show would be Dr Michelle Cotter. Her costume was amazing.
A blue cookie monster and sesame street on the teacher’s tops. What a big, fantastic, joyful
and amazing day of our lives. I am very happy to be apart of this amazing school to be part
of such an amazing celebration. 100s DAYS!!!


Sienna Lucas 15
Year 7

Over the last 100 days of
my first year at Avila College,
I have enjoyed all the new
opportunities that have come
my way. I have had so much fun
and have learned a lot, joining
many creative clubs.
I have made many new and
cool friends who are very
nice and have helped me
throughout the beginning of
this year. Not forgetting the
wonderful and supportive
teachers who have helped, not
only myself but all the Year 7
students over these
100 awesome school days.

Charlotte O'Shea
Year 7

This year has been incredible
and the people at Avila have
inspired me to try my best.
The girls here are so supportive
and kind, they make everyday
Avila offers a range of great
activities, which I have enjoyed
immensely. The celebration was
a great way to celebrate 100
days of school and I hope to
continue to have a great time in
my future years at Avila.

Year 11
Inter Faith

From Temples to Synagogues

Over the last few years a highlight of Year 11 Religious Some of the places the girls were able to visit this

Education has been the Inter Faith Excursion. year were: the Hoa Nghiem Buddhist Temple, the

On this day the students have the opportunity to visit Emir Sultan Mosque, Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple, St
places of worship from other religious traditions such Panteleimon Greek Orthodox Church and St John’s
as Buddhist, Sikh, Jewish, Hindu and Islam. German Lutheran Church. This is an integral part of
our course and is a richly rewarding experience.
At each mosque, temple or synagogue we are warmly

welcomed and a host explains the core beliefs, rituals,

symbols and culture. Mrs Marie Stuart

This is an initiative of the Interfaith Network of the (Religious Education (10-12) Curriculum Leader)

City of Greater Dandenong and enables students and

adults to have first hand experience of other faiths,

which leads to greater understanding and connection.


Quill & Ink
Writers Guild

Launching a children's book about Avila.

On Tuesday 7 August members of the Quill & Ink Congratulations to Faith Chung, Beatrice van Rest,
Writer's Guild were joined by Grade 3 students from Mia Loh, Charlotte Kuek and Mieke de Vries who
Holy Family Primary School, Year 10 English classes collaborated on the production of the book and
and members of the Avila community for the launch worked together to bring their words and ideas to life
of Avila's children's book. in print.

Written, illustrated and designed by Avila students, For more information about the Quill & Ink Writers
the book features two stories, "The Scarlet Ribbon" Guild contact Mrs Crowe or Mrs Catrice and keep an
and "Where is Ms Purr" together with a series of eye on SIMON for details about upcoming meetings
activities and puzzles. and projects.

Suitable for primary school aged readers, the book
is designed to introduce Avila to new students,
demystify secondary school and assist with their
transition into Year 7.


Sport & PE

Avila Football

Tricia Cowan On Thursday 26 The girls started off in their pool
July, Avila had the winning both of their games by
opportunity to field considerable margins, allowing us to
a junior AFL team in advance to the finals.
a round robin style
tournament formed by From there, we were able to win our
SCSA. semi final to come into the grand final
This would be the first time Avila has
competed in SCSA football. With many hard efforts by our girls
and a late injury running down the
With over 70 girls putting their name clock, we lost narrowly by 2 goals.
down, the squad of 22 was easy to fill. Despite not winning overall, the girls
showed sportsmanship, teamwork and
All the girls brought excitement and resilience all day, demonstrating the
enthusiasm, with many playing out of true Avila spirit.
school and some girls new to the sport
but willing to give it a go. We as captains could not be prouder
of the girls and all their dedication on
The trainings with the squad brought match day and at every session.
the whole team together with new
friendships being formed between Thank you to everyone who made this
Years 7, 8 and 9 students. These day possible and for providing the girls
trainings helped the girls improve their with an incredible chance to showcase
skills and also communicate and learn their talents.
about their new teammates.
Every single girl should be so proud to
The competition day was a nerve- be part of the inaugural Avila College
racking but enjoyable event. Football Team.


Sport Education in Physical Education Program

8 Gold have been participating in the
Sport Education in Physical Education
Program (SEPEP), an interactive and
social student focussed learning
Students have been learning about
the numerous roles and benefits of
different sports in both a practical
and theoretical sense and adopted
different roles within the team
structure including manager, coach,
umpire and statistician.



DigiCon 2018

Avila College students Sarah Ang, Erin Choo and Emily "Presenting was such a great experience and to be
Goncalves recently co-presented with teacher Mr Ziad able to show everyone what we had achieved was
Baroudi at DigiCon 2018, the annual conference of so rewarding. I really enjoyed the robotics workshop,
Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria. building a unique robot and watching it dance and
move was incredible." Sarah Ang
Speaking to an audience of Digital Technologies
teachers their session focused on designing digital "Being my first conference, I was surprised at how
techology electives that appeal to girls. The students comfortable I felt while presenting and answering
discussed the curriculum and projects they had questions. I enjoyed listening to other presenters who
completed using coding language Python and public touched on topics I was interested in and listening to
key cryptography. reactions of the audience from our conference."
Erin Choo
They then answered questions from the teachers
about why they selected these subjects to study "Going to DigiCon was a really eye opening experience.
and the perceptions of their peers about digital Although I was quite nervous to present my work in
technology classes. front of a lot of people, I am really glad that I had the
opportunity to do so." Emily Goncalves


Message from the Health Centre
Allergies and Anaphylaxis

Avila College is an allergy aware Anaphylaxis is the most severe To assist with our allergy risk
school. All college staff are trained form of allergic reaction and is management we recommend the
in severe allergy management potentially life- threatening. following:
every two years and undergo
bi-annual updates. It must be treated as a medical • students should wash hands
emergency, requiring immediate after eating especially if they
Our student management system treatment and urgent medical have been eating nuts or foods
alerts staff about students with attention. which contain nuts.
allergies and other high risk
medical conditions. Adrenalin (Epipen) is the only • students should be aware of
treatment for Anaphylaxis and their friends with allergies
We also have a number of an ambulance needs to be called and if they think their friend
strategies in place to help keep (000). is having an allergic reaction,
students at risk of anaphylaxis/ seek assistance immediately.
allergies as safe as we can. In the time I have worked at Avila
College, the majority of allergic Catherine Angus R.N.
We now have 24 students who reactions, that have happened
live with the risk of anaphylaxis at school have occurred when
to foods and insect stings at Avila a student has eaten another
College. student’s food and not known all
the ingredients present in the food.





and Careers

Ms Jenny Dunn

Pathways Co-ordinator

[email protected]

Careers Expo

Ms Ann Boyce Last week the senior students were VTAC Guide
involved in a Career Activities day.
Careers Teacher The VTAC Year 11 and 12 Guide:
[email protected] The day began with a Careers Expo Researching Courses and Applying
which was held in the Gathering publication is designed to lead
24 Space where students were given the students through course research
opportunity to talk to representatives and application processes. So, Year
from Universities and Tafes. 11 students will benefit by using this
publication to plan, research, and
We also had a representative from make tentative decisions, whilst Year
Antipodeans, a company that offers 12 students can use it to plan, research,
Schoolies programs with a difference. It decide, and apply.
was a pleasure to welcome three past
Avila students as tertiary ambassadors. The publication provides information on
The students were provided with Course key dates, how the application process
Guides, giveaways and excellent advice works, useful tips on scholarships, VTAC
to help with their pathways planning. personal statements, and much more!

The Year 10 and 11 students were also Although each Year 11 and 12 student
involved in further workshops where will receive their own personal copy,
they had the opportunity to participate this guide is also available as a PDF -
in research activities to help with VTAC Year 11 and 12 Guide
subject selection and post school

News from Monash CASPer Entry Requirements
for Teacher Qualifications
New Bachelor of Design
CASPer is an online test designed to assess an
A new Bachelor of Design will be introduced in 2019 applicant’s personal and professional attributes.
and students can focus on Communication Design or CASPer is a requirement of applying to many initial
Industrial Design. teaching training courses in Victoria.

Graduates with the Bachelor of Communication A number of universities will be requiring students
Design: will have sophisticated skills in visual sit the CASPer online test as part of the selection into
communication, multimedia, interactivity, and motion teaching degrees in 2019.
graphics, ensuring they are prepared for an industry
that requires innovative, adaptable designers who can Students are encouraged to browse VTAC and learn
design for the platform that best meets its needs. which courses will require the CASPer for selection.

Graduates with the Bachelor of Industrial Design: Allied Health at Holmesglen
will be equipped to develop effective, attractive,
and marketable products, systems and services, Holmesglen's Faculty of Community and Health
from initial concept to final prototype, and to make Sciences offers courses at Moorabbin in:
designs that can be put into production.
• Allied Health Assistance
VCE requirements are Units 3 & 4: a study score of at • Community Service (including courses in
least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than
EAL and an anticipated ATAR of 70.00. Disability, Mental Health, and Youth Work)
• Nursing
Find out more at Bachelor of Design • Pathology and Laboratory Technology
Holmesglen also has a partnership with St. Vincent’s
New Master of Architecture Private Hospital and the new Holmesglen Private
Hospital located at the Moorabbin campus provides
Whether you've completed undergraduate studies clinical practice as well as teaching and research for
in architecture or in another field, the Master of nursing and allied health students.
Architecture is the key to meeting the academic Interested in studying Aged Care or individual
requirements leading to registration as Architect. support? Five tips to a Rewarding Career in Aged Care

Depending on prior qualifications, this course can be 25
completed in 2 or 3 years. Find out more at Master of

Free TAFE for select Courses • Certificate III in Horticulture
• Certificate III in Hospitality
From 2019 it won’t cost you any fees to complete a • Certificate III in Individual Support
priority TAFE qualification. • Certificate IV in Mental Health
The tuition free priority course list includes 20 non- • Diploma of Nursing
apprenticeship courses and 18 courses that provide • Certificate IV in Plumbing and Service
pathways to apprenticeships (also known as 'pre-
apprenticeships'). The apprenticeship pathway courses are:
The non-apprenticeship courses are: • Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning
• Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
• Diploma of Accounting Technology
• Advanced Diploma of Accounting • Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair
• Certificate IV in Ageing Support
• Certificate II in Agriculture Technology
• Certificate III in Agriculture • Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology
• Certificate IV in Agriculture • Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
• Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production) • Certificate II in Construction Pathways
• Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance • Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-
• Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
• Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) vocational)
• Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) • Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)
• Certificate III in Civil Construction • Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
• Certificate III in Community Services • Certificate II in Engineering Studies
• Certificate IV in Community Services • Certificate II in Furniture Making
• Diploma of Community Services • Certificate II in Glass and Glazing
• Certificate III in Concreting • Certificate II in Horticulture
• Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing • Certificate II in Meat Processing (Food Services)
• Certificate III/IV in Dental Assisting • Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)
• Certificate IV in Disability • Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General)
• Certificate III in Education Support • Certificate II in Retail Baking Assistance
• Certificate IV in Education Support • Certificate II in Salon Assistant
• Certificate IV in Engineering • Certificate II in Signage and Graphics

Find out more at Free TAFE for Select Courses in 2019


Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical
Science Courses in Victoria

A Pharmacist supplies, dispenses, and manufactures medicines, whilst a Pharmaceutical Scientist spends
more time in the laboratory studying and discovering medicines. Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
undergraduate courses for school leavers offered in Victoria include:


La Trobe University Pharmacy (Honours) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) 65.20 (B)
or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a
study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; Units 3 and 4: a
B – Bendigo Campus study score of at least 25 in any Mathematics.

Monash University Pharmacy (Hons) and Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) 90.10 (P)
Master of Pharmacy or at least 30 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a 84.00 (P)
Pharmaceutical Science study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; Units 3 and 4: a 90.00 (P)
study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical 92.15 (C)
Pharmaceutical Science Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
Advanced (Honours) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL)
Chemical Engineering/ or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a
Pharmaceutical Science study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; Units 3 and 4: a
study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical
Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL)
or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a
study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; Units 3 and 4: a
study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical
Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL)
or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a
study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; Units 3 and 4: a
study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical
Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

P – Parkville Campus
C – Clayton Campus

RMIT Chemical Engineering/ Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) n/a (C/B)
University Pharmaceutical Science or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a
Pharmacy (Honours) study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical 78.40 (B)
Pharmaceutical Sciences Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics; Units 3
and 4: a study score of at least 20 in Chemistry.
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL)
or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a 74.10 (B)
study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; Units 3 and 4: a
study score of at least 25 in any Mathematics.
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL)
or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a
study score of at least 20 in Chemistry; Units 3 and 4: a
study score of at least 20 in one of any Mathematics or
B – Bundoora campus Physics.
C/B – City/Bundoora

R.C. – Range of Criteria

Victoria University Pharmaceutical and Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) n/a (St. A)
Health Science * or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a
study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; Units 3 and 4: a
*(Chancellor's study score of at least 25 in one of Biology or Health and
Scholarship of
$5000 for 90+ Human Development.
St. A – St. Albans

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Note: Monash University has been ranked second in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology behind Harvard

University in the QS 2017 World University Rankings by Subject list. (

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(Check out the Solar system on
Student/Parent/Teacher Night)

Thurs 16
& Tues 21

6 – 8 pm

See Venus, Jupiter, Saturn,
the Moon & Mars (the red spot).

Bring the whole family along (even if you don't have interviews that night) and let local Astronomy
guru Alfred Kruijshoop and his student helpers let you and your family see the planets like never

before. See the rings of Saturn, the planet-wide dust storm on Mars (which won't get as close again
until 2033) and the craters and mountains on the Moon. Lots of telescopes, loads to see, don't miss it!

Father’s Day

31 Aug


Book your places today

RSVP bookings at

This is your chance to celebrate the best Father/Daughter team at Avila's Father's Day Breakfast.
Grab your Dad and/or Grandad, book your tickets and turn up with your team scarf to enjoy a special

morning and say 'thanks Dad'! We look forward to seeing you at this event.


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