• A Community Partnerships Framework

  • Helping with Homework & Study Habits

  • How are you today? Wellbeing Support

    Welcome to the Craigieburn Secondary College Wellbeing support. 

    We have an extensive team working with your child/ren at the College to support them during their times of need. As the CSC Wellbeing team we acknowledge the tough times that students face during their educational journey and do our best to provide comfort and guidance during this time.  We have a highly skilled team working closely together in order to provide mentoring, support, mediation and counselling amongst other services to your child/ren during their education. 

    As a team we look forward to the continuation of College driven programs during school hours as well as parent information programs in the after hours (when possible) to provide education supporting your child/ren at home. Watch this space!

    If you are concerned about your child's wellbeing please feel free to contact the College's Wellbeing team.  If your child needs assistance in finding our support room before or after school and/or during break times, they can easily find us in the S-wing building at the Wellbeing Hub.

    Our Allied Health Team, Learning Partners & Youth Workers

    Inclusion & Engagement Assistant Principal          Lynn Emmerson (FT)

    Allied Health Team Leader                        Diane Jensen (FT)

    Individual Learning Needs Coordinator    Diane Jensen (FT)

    Out of Home Care Coordinator                  Diane Jensen (FT)

    School Counsellors                                  Sarah Palermo and Diane Jensen (FT)

    Speech Pathologist                                  Atha Kolovos (FT)

    Mental Health Nurse DET                        Alex Robinson (2 days)

    EAL Engagement & Community Leader       Rita Toma (FT)

    Shine Bright Psychologist                             Elaine Chong (2 days)

    SSS Psychologist DET                          Lidia Gvozden (1 day)

    School Nurse                                         Malissa Allen (FT)

    Chaplain                                                 Derek Q (3 days)

    Leading Teacher Engagement               Adrian Konieczny (FT) (Hands on Learning Coordinator)

    Learning Partners Junior                       Kylie Saccone & Bev Armiento (FT)

    Learning Partners Middle                      Maria Korkoneas (FT)

    Learning Partners Senior                      Ben Weissenfeld (FT)

    Youth Worker Junior                              Matt Lovini (FT)

    Youth Worker Senior                             Susan Kerr (FT)

  • What materials do students need?

  • Purchasing the Jacaranda eBooks

    Jacaranda Digital Bundle plus

    The College has chosen to continue with the selection of the Jacaranda Digital Bundle plus as the learning solution for your child’s year level in 2018. The Jacaranda Digital Bundle plus is a high-value package that provides access to 15 premium digital resources across eight core curriculum subjects (including Maths, Science, English, Health & Physical Education and History).

    The cost is $114.95 per student per year, but the resources included in the bundle are valued at more than $250.  All students are required to purchase the bundle in years 7 to 10.

    Students will be required to purchase some materials from the booklist relevant to their year level that are not included in the bundle, such as fiction texts for English or a dictionary for Languages.

    To purchase the bundle, please go to https://parentportal.jaconline.com.au/page/craigieburn-secondary-college and follow the steps.  You will need your school provided student ID, which has been provided in a letter with your booklist information. 

    Please contact Carla Mountney at the school (9308 1144) if you have any questions or need your school provided student ID.  

    Students and families can also access booklists via the 'Student Links' and ‘Parent Links’ tabs on the College LMS page.

    • Accessing Jacaranda eBooks

      • Need some help with Mathematics?

      • Need some help with Writing?

        Writing is a process and a skill which is improved through practise. There are five steps in the writing process.

      • Need some help with Reading?

        All teachers at the school use the Munro literacy strategies.  These strategies are aimed at helping your student to read and understand the texts used in the classroom.  The strategies and a brief description are provided below.

        Getting knowledge ready

        This helps students by getting them to recall what they already know on a topic.

        Vocabulary

        This can be done before and during reading.  This helps students to find words they don’t know and try to work out their meaning.

        Reading aloud

        This strategy helps students by getting them to sound out words and make images in their mind.

        Say questions the text answers

        This strategy gets students to say the questions answered in texts.  This helps students to understand the text and break it up into parts.  This can also help with summarising a text.

        Paraphrase

        This helps students to make a text more meaningful for them by putting it into words they are more familiar with and rewriting the sentences.

        Summarise

        This helps students by getting them to find what the main ideas were from the text.

        Review

        This strategy gets students to say what they now know after reading the text.

      • Helping English Language Learners

        The college has a pathway for English language learners with classes running from Year 7 - 12. The teachers for the Year 7 - 9 program are outlined below:

        Year 7 A & B

        Ms Touka Shoukor

        Year 7 C & D

        Ms Jo Mason

        Year 8 A & B

        Ms Touka Shoukor

        Year 8 C & D

        Ms Jo Mason

        Year 9 A & B

        Ms Touka Shoukor

        Year 9 C & D

        Mr Levente Szilagyi