Important Notices

Important notices for all parents.

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) – applications now open

The Victorian government has announced $148.3 million over four years for the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF), to ensure all eligible students are able to participate in school trips and sporting activities. The CSEF applies to eligible students at government and non-government schools in Victoria.

Families holding a valid means-tested concession card will be eligible to apply. A special consideration category will also exist.

Eligible families will need to apply for the CSEF at their child’s school with applications to be entered by school administrators onto a web-based system.

A payment of $125 for primary school students and $225 for secondary school students will be paid directly to the school to be used towards camps, sports and excursion costs for the benefit of the student.

The CSEF website includes the parent application form and other communication materials to assist schools with informing families about the program.

Important dates

  • CSEF payments to schools will be made from the commencement of term 3.

For more information about the CSEF program, visit: Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund 

Claire Britchford
Chief Finance Officer
Financial Services Division — Department of Education and Training

Student Data Collecetion

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV) has been requested by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) to provide student background data for the purpose of calculating the measure known as the Index of Community Socio-educational Advantage (ICSEA), which is used for reporting school performance on the My School website.

All parents are asked to read the attached flyer to make themselves familiar with this process.

Volunteer La Salle Program

If you are interested in taking part in volunteer programs at the end of this year and next year, then please consider the Volunteer La Salle Program.

What: Volunteer La Salle offers both short term and long term immersion programs across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Cambodia. Lasallian volunteers change the world for the better and discover themselves transformed in the process.

Who: Past Lasallians and friends who are keen to volunteer within a structured and well organised program.

Further information: If you are interested in one of these programs then come along to the Volunteer La Salle Program Information Night where there will be a presentation on the program and allow for Q&A with a panel of past participants, organisers and prospective volunteers.

The information night will be held on Wednesday 5 August at 7:00pmatDe La Salle College Kinnoull Campus, Northbrook Avenue, in the St Miguel Lecture Theatre.

McKinnon Basketball Association Beginner Referee Course

The next beginner referee course will be run on Sunday 4, 11 and 18 October 2015 from 3:30pm to 7:30pm at Bentleigh Secondary College. Participants must be 14 years of age by Sunday 18th October 2015.

Cost for the 3 session course is $60 which includes a whistle and lanyard, paperwork and the use of a green shirt while training.

Interested parties may register by sending me the following details: Full name, date of birth, contact phone number to Don Purdie (McKinnon Basketball Association Referees Advisor) at Mobile: 0407 905 814. If there is a minimum of 8 people then the course could be run at Oakleigh Rec Centre at dates to suit.

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Contact: Larry Evans

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