Early Finish Thursday

Please note: students will finish at 2:30pm on Thursday 12 December. College buses will leave at 2:45pm.

Host a Japanese student

The College is hosting five Japanese students during Term 1 2020, and are seeking one more family within the College community to host a 16 yo female student during this time. The student will join colleagues in Year 10 each day during the week, as well as excursions with their AAIU Coordinator.  


The student does not need her own room, does not need special meals, just a loving family to welcome and share your family life with her. A stipend of $40.00 per night is paid to assist in the costs incurred in this wonderful home-stay opportunity.  The students arrive on 30 January and depart on Friday 27 March from the College (end of Term 1). 


Please phone the College Registrar, Julie Rebbeck, by Friday 13 December on 5971 6709 to discuss further.

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40 Year Association Commemoration

Save the date! In March 2020 we're celebrating 40 years of the College Association and officially launching our College Alumni. Tickets:


Dobsons Holiday Hours


A Tech Gift Guide


Choosing a tech-related gift for children and young people this year?


This guide, developed by the eSafety Commissioner, aims to help inform parents and carers about what they should be looking out for with technology gifts. In it you will find practical advice on how to stay safe, including advice on turning off location settings and limiting the amount of personal information shared.


For other helpful cyber safety tips, including managing screen time during the holidays, see the Family Zone blog:


Joel Kong

eLearning Manager

Sewing on Favorite Hill

Class Schedule January 2020

All classes have a maximum capacity of 6 people and run for 1 - 2 hours. All materials are provided and included.


Beginners - Tuesday/Wednesday 10-11am

4 x 1hr sessions - 7 & 8 Jan & 14 & 15 Jan.

Skills taught - Learning to identify equipment, ironing, hand stitching and simple "fix-its" such as buttons, press studs and mending a hole, machine threading and making a bobbin, straight and zig zag stitch, making a tote bag with basic applique - $120


Basic Garment Construction - 11:30-1pm

Basic machine skills required - 2 x 1.5hrs:

7 & 8 Jan

14 & 15 Jan

Skills taught - Reading and navigating a pattern, learning about fabric (grain, selvage, nap, right/wrong side, composition and uses), cutting out the garment, sewing and finishing techniques - $90 or $70 if you BYO fabric


Teddy Bear Making - 2-4pm

Basic machine skills required - 2 x 2 hrs

7 & 8 Jan

14 & 15 Jan

Basic machine skills required (such as beginners course or former knowledge)

Skills taught - attaching eyes and noses, embroidering face detail if required, sewing with fur, stuffing your bear, making bear clothes (time permitting) - $105

Bookings can be made via: 

phone - 04311 838 78 or 

email -

Look forward to seeing you there!!


2020 Twilight Carnival

Looking for a holiday project? Why not clear out the garage or the spare room of clutter and donate it to the Carnival cause?! We're on the hunt for books and other second hand items to sell at our 2020 Carnival, on Friday 20 March. The container is in place and ready to start collecting your well-loved (but in otherwise good condition) items!


We are also keen to hear from anybody who would like to run a stall at Carnival to feature their own business or hobby. Please contact Ginny Buchanan for more details.