Erindale College

An ACT Public 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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Added: 14th March 2014

Talented Sports Program applications for Year 11 and 12 in 2015 close on the 23rd May 2014

Talented Sports Program (TSP) Application Form




Added: 11th March 2014

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 you are absent from class for one lesson, a day or longer, you will need to bring in a detailed NOTE FROM YOUR PARENT with your 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 your parent can either be a hand written note or an email sent from the parents work email address.

ADVANCE NOTICE FORM is available from student services if your family is planning a holiday or you have a sporting commitment and MUST be completed prior to your absence. 

If your parent rings the school, it is appreciated; however, they will be informed that written documentation is required on return to school.


Added: 12th March 2014

Snowboarder Georgia Baff is racing to emulate her Olympic Idols

Georgia Baff Snowboarding 

Erindale College 16-year-old Georgia Baff is aiming to follow the trails of the snowboard sensations, setting her sights on the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Baff's preferred event is the snowboard cross discipline - the same one Pullin, a world champion and gold medal hope, crashed out on in Sochi.
Baff grew up in Jindabyne as a skier before switching to snowboarding two years ago on the advice of her father, renowned coach Peter Baff.  Peter coached both Pullin and Bright in their junior days and has helped his daughter progress on the world stage where she has competed in both Europe and the US.
After a four-week trip to France and Switzerland at the end of 2012, Baff has recently returned from a month-long tour of the US and Canada.  Training as part of ''Team Utah,'' she competed in six events in the space of six weeks and finished on the podium at Copper Mountain in Colorado. That booked her ticket on to the Australian team for the junior world championships in Italy in April.
Baff is humble enough to know there is plenty of hard work to go if she wants to reach her goal of becoming an Olympian in 2018.
''I'm very lucky to be given what I've been given and the training I've grown up with. My goal is definitely to qualify and hopefully to make it to the top 10.''

Source: The Canberra Times


Added: 24th February 2014

Tuckwell Scholar Lucy Kirk meets the PM

Lucy Kirk meets Tony Abbott
Graham and Loiuse Tuckwell, and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young AO, surrounded by the first Tuckwell Scholars at Parliament House.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has taken time out of his busy schedule to meet with the first 25 Tuckwell Scholars at Parliament House.

After a quick photo outside his office, the 25 scholars, along with Graham and Louise Tuckwell and ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young, were invited into the Prime Minister's suite for a chat.
The Prime Minister congratulated each of the new students for their success in being awarded one of the first Tuckwell Scholarships and acknowledged the extraordinary gift from Graham and Louise in establishing scholarship program.

"It was a thoughtful and philosophical discussion with the Prime Minister about this sort of philanthropic program and how it fits in with a broader story about private giving in this country," Mr Tuckwell said after the meeting.

"It was quite clear that other people have followed on from our example and the Prime Minister made mention of the Twiggy Forrest gift that was inspired by this program."

The Prime Minister asked the students about their study plans, how they intended to use the scholarship and their longer-term plans for the future.

Scholarship recipient, ACT cycling champion and first-year medical science student Lucy Kirk, was able to compare notes with the Prime Minister about cycling, having ridden with him during one of the Pollie Pedal rides.

"We knew the Prime Minister was doing Pollie Pedal so a group of us waited outside his motel and when they were ready to ride in the morning we asked if we could ride with him," she said.

"I was lucky enough to ride alongside him for a while."

The Tuckwell Scholarship Program was established by ANU alumnus Graham Tuckwell and his wife Louise. Their $50 million gift to the University was the largest ever donation to an Australian university by an Australian citizen.

Source: Australian National University



Added: 13th February 2014

Good News Story:  Emerging star Josh McGovern

Josh McGovern 

He's an emerging star in softball and AFL, but double-play doesn't do Josh McGovern's story justice - this 16-year-old has a lot more on his plate.

Named the most valuable player at the national under-17 softball championships, McGovern is aiming to make the final cut to represent Australia at the world championships in Canada in June.

But as soon as the softball wraps up, McGovern will trial with the under-18 NSW-ACT Rams, hoping to step up after a year playing with the Greater Western Sydney development squad.

The teenager is hoping to debut in the NEAFL with the Queanbeyan Tigers this season too, but has already been selected to compete in the ACT men's softball squad that will defend their national title in Perth in March.

''I'm happy to play both, but there'll be a time, when I'm older, I'll have to pick,'' McGovern says.

McGovern relocated from Marist College to Erindale College, which offers him the chance to develop his AFL through the school's Talented Sports Program.

''I thought the AFL would be more beneficial for me,'' said McGovern, who started following North Melbourne when it began playing home games at Manuka.  ''There's more of a career in AFL than softball, so that's where I'd like to go, but I'll have to wait and see.''

Read more at: The Canberra Times



Added: 6th February 2014

Good News Story: Maddison Catlin

Maddison Catlin and John Woods 

Actor John Wood with Erindale College Student Maddison Catlin, 15 of Gowrie who played the character of Kerrie in the movie Backyard Ashes.

 A low-budget Australian film championing the underdog captured the attention of Canberrans on Thursday evening, with crowds queuing to catch its local premiere.
Actor John Wood was among the cast who turned out to the first Canberra screening of Backyard Ashes at Limelight Cinemas in Tuggeranong.
Filmed in Wagga Wagga, it cost just $285,000 to shoot the independent comedy about backyard cricket and most of the funding came from people and businesses in the town.

Wood said Australian films often struggled to get traction with audiences because most local cinemas were more interested in showing big-budget Hollywood films.

But he said he hoped this film would win Canberran hearts.
''It think this film's got legs; it's very funny, it's very touching, it's got a lot going for it,'' he said.
Wood said Backyard Ashes was a film in the same vein as The Castle or The Dish.
''[It's] small battlers take on the big company and win; it's a very typical Australian story about the little man against the big world,'' he said.
Canberra schoolgirl Maddison Catlin made her feature film debut in Backyard Ashes as cricket-mad 12-year-old Kerri after an audition that involved a cricket match on a Sydney beach.
The 15-year-old said she was too young to remember Wood as Senior Sergeant Tom Croydon in Channel Seven's popular police drama Blue Heelers, but her mother had watched the show.
She spent about a month working on the shoot and said she enjoyed working with experienced actors. ''It was so much fun to be around everyone, and it didn't feel like work, it just felt like being in the backyard having fun every day,'' she said. Smith-Catlin said a group of family and friends had turned out for the premiere, but on Monday morning it would be back to school for the year. Wood will return to Canberra in a few weeks' time for the Canberra Area Theatre Awards, of which he is a patron.

Source: The Canberra Times

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