Support groups at CSC involve people with a shared interest who get together to help a particular curriculum area. Sometimes referred to as parents groups or clubs, CSC support groups include community members and parents or carers working in collaboration with a CSC teacher.
The main aim of our support groups is to provide assistance to the school, including raising funds for an area of the school eg music, art, drama, sport etc. Some other roles include organising events, and providing support to teachers in a voluntary capacity at events.
Parent Teacher Support Group
Volunteers provide support for teachers and the College when needed. Activities include photocopying, washing uniforms or helping prepare class materials. Getting involved helps to develop connections between parents, the community and the College.
This group is coordinated by Cath South and John Terry,
Sustainability Support Group
CSC is part of the ResourceSmart program run by Sustainability Victoria and are supported to carry out energy, waste, water and biodiversity audits. Solar panels were installed in 2018 and are looking at carrying out a range of activities to reduce our ecological footprint at CSC eg reducing waste and energy use. This group contains parents but is driven by the student body. Therefore meetings are mainly during school hours.
Teacher: Judith McLean
Parents: Beth Mellick and Jennifer Pryce
Music Support Group
Parents work under the direction of the CSC Music Coordinator. MSG holds fundraising activities to raise money for items in the music program, writes grant applications, and helps to run the main music events during the year. They have one meeting each term.
Teacher: Kirsten Boerema, CSC Music Coordinator
Parent: Beth Mellick, MSG Coordinator
Drama Support Group
Parents work under the direction of the CSC Drama Coordinator. DSG holds fundraising activities to raise money for extra equipment, and helps out with the drama productions. The group meets once each term.
Teacher: Darren Lowe, CSC Drama Coordinator
Parent: Tamsin Byrne, DSG Coordinator
Sport Support Group
This group supports the sports program, to help out at sporting activities, to run lunch time sports, and to write grant applications to fund the upgrade and maintenance of the sporting facilities. The group has developed a Master Plan for the grounds and works in collaboration with School Council’s Buildings and Grounds portfolio group.
Teacher: Shanee Squire, CSC Sports Coordinator
Parent: Gerry Gerrish, Sport Group Coordinator
Art Support Group
Art Support Group members are supporting the Art department, writing grant applications, and discussing art events and activities. The group aims to support student engagement in art, to connect with the community, and to enhance the art program both in the school and in the community.
Teacher: Clayton Tremlett
Parent: Yvonne Fernandes-Smith
If you would like to get involved with any of these support groups, please email CSC at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward your email to the relevant group coordinator.