Newsletter Term 4

Upcoming Events

  • Stage 1 Awards¬†Wednesday 11 December
  • Last Day of School Thursday 12 December
  • NTCET Results Tuesday 17 December
  • College Closes for Christmas Break Monday 23 December
  • Australia Day Holiday Monday 27 January
  • Students Resume Tuesday 28 January

Principal's Print

Hello Parents, Caregivers and Students and welcome to the final newsletter for 2019.

As we continue to move into the new age of technology we will be moving away from the traditional newsletters and be pushing out information via schoolsteam, Facebook and email so that you get important information as it happens. Please make sure that you have these apps download and linked to the school sites.

Reflecting back on 2019 has once again highlighted a number of fantastic achievements of our students, their growth as capable, confident and courageous young people and the commitment of CSC staff to support our students. These qualities of CSC are the foundation of all that we do, making this such an ideal school to be involved with and were illustrated beautifully at our Third Year Awards and Formal.

Our Third Year students eagerly await the outcome of all their hard work and the results this year will be available from Students Online from 7.30am on Tuesday 17 December 2019. Students can expect to receive official documentation from this date onwards, in accordance with local, national and international postal schedules.

Any Third Year students should before the 17 December take a second to log in and check their personal details. If you can't log in or have forgotten your PIN, make sure you reset your PIN by visiting the SACE website through the link below.

A number of projects roll out across the College in 2020 with the Library upgrade and refurbishment set to begin anytime. This will create a new modern space for students to collaborate and study in a friendly work environment. Initial plans have also begun for our STEM building development and we are looking forward to getting that project off the ground ASAP so that students and staff can access new modern facilities with a focus on STEM across the curriculum.

Staff and students have certainly earned their rest after an incredibly busy and fulfilling year. Just before you embark on your holiday, please do check the information in this newsletter about dates and the requirements for the start of the 2020 school year.

I wish everyone in the CSC community a joyful Christmas and a relaxing and safe holiday and I look forward to seeing you again next year.


Glenn Dixon


Around the College

2020 College Captains

Congratulations to 2020 College Captains Tiana Swift and Patrik Ralph and Vice- Captains Katelyn Butler and Alicia Wilson. We look forward to you leading and representing the College with pride in 2020.

L-R: Katelyn Butler, Tiana Swift, Patrik Ralph and Alicia Wilson

ABC Education - Senior Citizen Art Competition

In September, Stage 1 Visual Art and Design student Tiana Swift submitted a painting of her Great Grandfather (Pop) into the ABC Education - Senior Citizen Art Competition.

With great joy, her mother was contacted during the term break to be told that Tiana was one of the winners! This is great news for Tiana and her family, and someone to watch for further endeavours in the art world.

Tiana's painting of her Pop.

2019 Apex Australia Teenage Fashion and Arts Youth Fesitval

On Saturday 19 October, CSC fashion students Kelsey Dempster, Jessica Campbell and Bianca Pactores attended the 2019 Apex Australia Teenage Fashion and Arts Youth Festival in Melbourne. This gave the students the opportunity to showcase and model their designs professionally at LCI Art and Design School in Collingwood. Students had fun mingling and making new friends from other state teams while being able to check out new up and coming designs.

From left to right, Kelsey Demptser, Jessica Campbell and Bianca Pactores wearing their own designs.

Stage 2 Art Exhibition

Congratulations to all students for their success in the Stage 2 Art Exhibition on Thursday 24 October.

Special mention and congratulations go to:

  • Principal's Choice Winner of Community Studies B Art: Calvin Yovich (Photography)
  • People's Choice Winner Community Studies B Art: Joel Perkins (Creative Arts)
  • School Board Winner of the Stage 2 Art Exhibition: William Rideout (Design)
  • People's Choice Winner Stage 2 Art Exhibition: Emily Banton (Creative Arts)
Fernanda Dupal presenting prizes to Calvin Yovich (left) and William Rideout (right).

Red Room Poetry

Congratulations to CSC teacher Miss Dawnie Tagala, who has been shortlisted for a Red Room Poetry Object Award. How fortunate our students are to have such a talented and creative role model who has demonstrated that there is no harm in participation. Congratulations again on your beautiful haiku Dawnie!

To read the poem, hit the link below.

Third Year Dress Up Day

What an entertaining day we had at CSC on Friday 25 October. Costumes on display ranged from creative to hilarious - a live goat even made an appearance! A fantastic day was had by all. Congratulations to all of our Third Year students on all of their hard work and achievements throughout the year.

Just a few of the great costumes from the day.

NASA in the NT

On Wednesday 6 November, CSC students were fortunate enough to have a NASA representative visit the College to discuss their rocket launch project in the Northern Territory. It was an informative and exciting session that engaged all who attended.

Students enjoying the presentation.

Third Year Awards & Formal

Scroll down to check out some of the snaps from the 2019 Third Year Awards and Formal.

First Year Centre for Excellence Presentation Night

Students from both the STEM and Health Science streams of the Centre for Excellence Program presented their semester-long projects to CSC staff, mentors, family and friends on Tuesday 26 November. A wide range of topics were covered, including the effect of magnetism on seed germination, therapy dogs and augmented reality sandboxes. The students all did themselves proud, speaking well and demonstrating their sound knowledge of their chosen project areas. Well done to all our students and a big thank you to all the mentors and staff who supported them along the way.

Emmitt Ramage from STEM on the left and Amy Ferdinands from Health on the right, both accepting awards from Principal Glenn Dixon.

Research Project B Presentations at CDU

Big congratulations go to our Stage 2 Research Project B students who delivered presentations at CDU recently. The university presentations are an excellent opportunity to apply for advanced standing. CSC students joined students from other Darwin area schools in presenting their findings to CDU staff. CSC topics included piezoelectrics, deep brain stimulation, dengue fever and urban heat island mitigation. The CDU staff members were highly impressed with level of research, depth of knowledge, and the professionalism of presentation delivery. Great work everyone!

Exit Art Exhibition 2020

Congratulations to the following 2019 Third Year Creative Art, Visual Art and Design students on having their artwork selected for the Exit Art 2020 Exhibition at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory:

  • Serena Pederson-McLaren
  • Joshua Gook
  • Alexandra May
  • Ariel Racines
  • Emily Banton
  • Alekna Warden

Selection was extremely competitive, their work was selected amongst a total of 125 applications submitted by students from 15 schools across the Northern Territory. The exhibition's official opening will be held on Friday 13 March 2020 at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. A selection of Awards, including the Minister's Choice Award, will be presented at this official function.

Student Artwork above, from left to right, Alekna Worden, Alexandra May, Emily Banton, Ariel Racines, Joshua Gook and Serena Pedersen-McLaren.

Studio Photography Workshop

Some snapshots from the Photography Studio Workshops in Week 8!

Middle School Transitions

Students from Dripstone and Sanderson enjoyed a taster of classes that are on offer at CSC on Friday 6 December. Thanks to the CSC staff and students for making the day an enjoyable one for our future CSC students!