Erindale College

An ACT Public College


Welcome to Erindale College

Erindale College is in the Tuggeranong Network of schools in Canberra and provides learning programs for 600 students in years 10, 11 and 12 during the day and some 500 adult learners during evening sessions. Our college is the centre of a community complex which includes a modern 443 seat performance theatre. The complex has the joint-use public and college Erindale Library and the Active Leisure Centre includes a swimming pool and fully equipped gym and group fitness spaces with a membership of two thousand people.


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CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AT ERINDALE COLLEGE 2015

Erindale College has successfully undergone the rigorous application and approval process for Cambridge International Education. Our approval visit occurred early this term and the feedback from our 'inspector' was that our presentation was the best he had seen and we have now been approved as a Cambridge International School, joining more than 10,000 Cambridge schools in over 160 countries worldwide. In fact, Erindale College is the first public education college in Australia to be granted this status by Cambridge International Examinations.

We will be holding information sessions for families who might be interested in participating in the Cambridge International Education experience in the early part of 2015.

For more detailed information go to http://www.cie.org.uk to understand what is on offer from mid-2015; or simply Google Cambridge International Education.

Michael Hall

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ABSENCES

In accordance with the Board of Senior Secondary Studies policy, it is expected that students will attend all scheduled classes/contact time/structured learning activities for the units in which they are enrolled.

If students are absent from class for one lesson, a day or longer, they will need to bring in a detailed note from parents/guardians with students full name, dates and/or lines and reasons explaining the absence.  A medical certificate is preferred for 3 or more consecutive days for an absence.

Absentee notes from parents/guardians can either be a hand written note or an email sent from the parents/guardian work email address.

Notes/certificates must be submitted within five school days after any absence.
An advance notice form is available from student services if the family is planning a holiday or you have a sporting commitment and must be completed prior to any absence.

If a parent/guardian rings the school,  they will be informed that written documentation is required on the students return to school.

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Erindale College taps into new rugby league market and claims Nines tournament title

Todd Jamieson, 16 (WA); Elijah Simpson, 16 (NT); Tyler Black, 16 (SA) and Harry Leddy, 18 (WA)

Hopeful: New Erindale College players, from left, Todd Jamieson, 16 (WA); Elijah Simpson, 16 (NT); Tyler Black, 16 (SA) and Harry Leddy, 18 (WA). Photo: Jamila Toderas

25th February 2015

Erindale College is breaking new ground to find the next NRL star, recruiting players from non-traditional rugby league breeding grounds to bolster their ranks and foster future talent.

The move to recruit players from Darwin, Perth and Adelaide has paid immediate dividends, with the Erindale under-18s team winning a Nines tournament in Canberra on Wednesday.

Coach Matt Adams has been looking out for talent for the past two years, scouting the best players at the national junior championships and offering them a spot at Erindale.

For 16-year-old lock Elijah Simpson, it meant moving away from his family in Darwin to Canberra where he hopes he can launch his NRL dreams.

Erindale now boasts four players - Simpson (Darwin), Harry Leddy and Todd Jamison (Perth) and Tyler Black (Adelaide) - who have relocated to chase their rugby league goals.

"It's been a bit tough the first couple of weeks, but I'm starting to settle in," Simpson said.

"I wanted to further my career and education. I wanted to get out of Darwin to further my chances of getting somewhere in rugby league.

"It's hard to get into it up there [in Darwin]. Most guys play Aussie rules and Canberra's a bit of a stepping stone for me. Once you hit the age of 15 you've got to make a choice between sports. I chose rugby league."

Erindale beat Illawarra Sports High 15-11 in the final to claim back-to-back Nines titles in the competition's second year, with 10 teams from around Canberra and NSW fighting for the trophy.

Erindale was undefeated in six games and Adams believes their interstate recruiting will help lift the level of rugby league in Canberra.

Halfback Leddy moved to Canberra last year and has been promoted to captain, while Black and Jamison are finding their feet in the school side.

The NRL is trying to push into new markets, with teams shifting regular season games to Darwin and Perth with the aim of rugby league becoming a truly national sport.

But the failed franchises of the Western Reds and Adelaide Rams have left holes in pathways for juniors outside of traditional breeding grounds in NSW and Queensland.

"It's slowly happening, guys are starting to get into rugby league from different areas and they're not too far off the mark," Adams said.

"A lot of it is just giving them some exposure. The boys just love all their mates who play rugby league as well, but back in Darwin or Perth, half play AFL and the rest play something different.

"I think we can tap into that market. All of the kids have put in the money to relocate themselves and hopefully get the rewards."

Source: Canberra Times

 

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JACKSON FREW: Frew gets a boost with GT

Jackson Frew 

23 February, 2015

Australian mountain biker, Jackson Frew has received some welcome news ahead of the Oceania Championships and National Series in Toowoomba, in Queensland this weekend. Despite being only 16, the Canberra rider has recently signed with GT bikes giving the young hopeful a boost to his mountain biking career.

The former Marist student has also moved to the Talented Sport Program at Erindale College in Canberra to help support his passion for cycling.  Frew started competing in BMX at 6 years of age and moved across to mountain biking after a family holiday in Whistler in 2007.

"Back then I had no idea what downhill was really about," said Frew. "I had seen magazines and I had heard of some great Aussies riders, but when Caroline (Buchanan) took me up the Whistler mountain, I rode ALINE and I was hooked! I have never looked back. 

"I have been very lucky to have had great guidance from some exceptionally talented mountain bike riders and support from great local bike stores in Canberra," added Frew.

This year marks his first year in junior and he is hopeful of being selected for the Australian team to compete internationally.

"This is serious for me," explained Frew. "My partnership with GT, an iconic bike and brand is the next step. I am so impressed with the geometry of the bike and the SRAM gear, Enve wheels it's fantastic. My bike is beautiful!"

Frew has been World Plate holder in BMX and in mountain biking he was crowned "Prince of Crankworks" in Whistler in 2013 and will be aiming for a podium finish this week in both the Oceanic Championships and in the final round if the National Mountain Bike Series. He then will prepare for the upcoming National Championships in Bright in Victoria in March.

"I really need to get some time on the Fury, before the Championships to give myself the best chance in Bright."

Jackson is supported by GT Bicycles, FOX, SRAM, Enve, MAXXIS, Thredbo MTB, Lizard Skins and Leatt Protectives.

Frew has flown under the radar but is now ready to step out of the dust and create his own storm on the GT.

 


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