Important Notices

The Addams Family — The Musical — Opens tonight!

De La Salle and OLSH College’s co-production of the fabulous, creepy, kooky musical The Addams Family is opening tonight! There are four shows only — have you got your tickets?

There are over 100 students involved in the show including cast, band and crew across both schools. The cast are perfecting their lines and cues, the band are all tuned up, and there’s a hive of activity bustling in the background to bring you the brightest and spookiest musical you’ve ever seen.

The ghoulish Addams family find out how ghastly it is when their perfectly macabre daughter falls for a (gasp!) normal young Ohian man. Join Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Pugsley and Lurch as they meet the unsuspecting Beinekes.

Come and support our budding stars of the stage – Eli, Sinead, Katelyn, Heath, Owen, Sam, Isobelle, Lauren, Daniel, Tim and the glorious chorus! The venue is the wonderful Drum Theatre in Dandenong. You have merely to click the link to book online at or you can pick up your phone and call The Drum Theatre on 03 8571 1666

Four shows only on Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 April.

Tickets: Adults $28, Concession $23, Family (4) $85 and Child (under 15) $20.

Don’t miss out!

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL ON BEHALF OF THEATRICAL RIGHTS WORLDWIDE, NEW YORK, book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice | Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on characters created by Charles Addams. Show Length: 150 minutes, with interval.

Ms Hermione Gilchrist
Communications Coordinator

Year 5, 7 and 9 NAPLAN Testing

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is a National Assessment and Reporting Program in Literacy and Numeracy for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.

The results of the tests provide information for students, parents and teachers about student performance in literacy and numeracy. This information can be used to support each student’s learning program and improve student achievement.

The testing for our Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9 students will occur on Tuesday 9 May, Wednesday 10 May and Thursday 11 May as per the schedule below:

Date and Time NAPLAN Test
Tues 9 May — Periods 1 and 2 Language Conventions
Tues 9 May — Period 3 Writing
Wed 10 May — Periods 1 and 2 Reading
Thurs 11 May — Periods 1 and 2 Numeracy

All students are expected to participate in the NAPLAN tests and during this week, catch-up tests will be available for individual students who are absent on test days. These will take place during periods 5 and 6 on Wednesday 10 May and Thursday 11 May.

Please ensure your son has a HB or 2B pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener for his tests and a calculator for the numeracy test on Thursday (Year 7 and 9 only). Please contact Ms Lucy Russell if you have further questions about NAPLAN.

Mrs Lucy Russell 
Director of Learning and Development – Student Progression

Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF)

If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. Contact the school office to obtain a CSEF application form or download from the CSEF website.

For the CSEF application closing dates and more information about the fund visit or click here for a PDF of thr CSEF information.

Mr Daniel McGrath
Assistant Business Manager

Time & Space for ‘Mothers and Sons’ Year 7 Evening

This innovative, single evening program is one of the special transition events the College offers our Year 7 students and will be held on Monday 22 May. Moving through times of transition has a big impact on a your son’s development. Teenage years accelerate quickly as his ride on the adolescent rollercoaster continues. He is growing up and the opportunity to reflect on the joys and challenges of this time in his life and in yours, is one not to be missed. This is a great night for the students as they witness their mothers or female guardians discussing what it means to them to be a mum (or mentor). The night allows your son’s to see how their mothers handle the ‘letting go’ process as they start to forge some independence.

Please click here to view the flyer. To register, please visit the link or email Registration is essential to assist the College in planning for the evening. This session is exclusive to Year 7 students. We understand that families come in all shapes and sizes and not all mothers/guardians can attend an evening such as this. A female mentor such as a grandmother, aunt or family friend is welcome to attend. Should you have any enquiries regarding this event, please call reception on 03 9508 2100.

Event details

Date: Monday 22 May 2017
Location: College Gymnasium
Time: 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start (finish by 9.00pm)

Ms Haylene Peipert
Personal Development Coordinator

Meningococcal ACWY vaccine

In February, the Victorian Government announced that they will be including as part of the school immunisation program this year the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine which is a single dose vaccine. The vaccine is offered to all students in Years 10, 11 and 12 on Monday 31 July. The vaccine will only be offered in schools this year and is not scheduled to be included next year.

Victorian Catholic Schools Parent Body Newsletter

Please click on the link to the latest issue of the VCSPB newsletter. This informative newsletter is published each month in 2017 during school terms. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter or provide VCSPB with feedback on State advocacy issues you are most welcome to do so via the subscribe or feedback button on the VCSPB newsletter or send an email to

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