Parent Information: Helping Your Child
A Community Partnerships Framework
Who can I contact?
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)
Connecting to the School's Network
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.
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.
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.
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.
This helps students by getting them to find what the main ideas were from the text.
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