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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Important News

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2018 New Student Class Selection Evening

If you are attending Erindale College in 2018 our class selection evening will be held on the 23rd of August at the college. You should have received an enrolment pack through the mail. Please make a booking to using the PTO system for a time to select your classes. If you have not received this pack or would still like to enrol for 2018 please contact the college.

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Enrolling for 2018

To make this process easier for those wishing to enrol or transfer, please use the online enrolment/transfer form.

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Cambridge Year 10 for 2018

Applications for Cambridge Year 10 (IGCSE) 2018 are now open. This program provides students with an excellent preparation for Tertiary study in Years 11 and 12.

Applications are due in to the College by Friday 11 of August (Term 3, week 4).

Parents and students interested in the Cambridge Program for Year 10 in 2018 are invited to attend the Year 10 Information Evening on Wednesday 26 July at 6pm. Applications will be available on the night or can be accessed from the college website.

Application for Cambridge Year 10

If you have any enquiries, please contact Bridget Martin on 61422985 or email bridget.martin@ed.act.edu.au

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

Erindale College is offering gifted and talented students in Year 9 the opportunity to study for the Cambridge IGCSE. Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport for progression and success.

The program will focus on the core subjects of:

  • English Literature
  • Mathematics Extended
  • Science: with a focus on Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • Global Perspectives: this course develops the ability to think critically about a range of global issues where there is always more than one point of view.

Students undertaking this course will also meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum for Year 10, receiving this qualification at the end of 2018.

In addition, this program also provides students with an excellent preparation for study in Years 11 and 12.

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Erindale College is an approved Cambridge International School and has been offering students the opportunity to follow the Cambridge International curriculum since 2015. As the first public education school in Australia to be granted this status by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), we are proud to form part of a network of more than 10,000 Cambridge schools in over 160 countries worldwide.

The Cambridge International program allows students access to a rigorous and internationally recognised curriculum and suite of qualifications. In offering the Cambridge International program we aim to equip the students of the Tuggeranong Valley, and Canberra more broadly, for the challenges they face in completing their secondary education and in graduating to further study or employment in the rapidly changing global context.

Erindale College currently offers a variety of entry points and examination levels in the Cambridge International program:

IGCSE: Year 9 (Semester 2 commencement), Year 10
AS Levels: Year 11
A Levels: Year 12

For more information about the Cambridge International Program at Erindale College please click here

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Canberra's Michael Matthews is a credit to his hometown and supporters

Congratulations former Erindale College student Michael Matthews who was our 2008 Sportsperson of the Year.

July 25 2017

Micheal Matthews


While it is still possible to debate about whether or not Michael Matthews is Canberra's greatest ever cyclist, let alone sporting talent, two things are in absolutely no doubt.

The first is that having won the coveted green jersey in this year's Tour de France the refreshingly modest, but doggedly determined, 26-year-old is probably the fittest athlete this city has ever produced.

The second is that few, if any, other Canberra sportspeople would have ever been watched performing at the absolute top of their game by upwards of four billion people around the world.

Matthews, who gave Australian cycling fans something to cheer about after Richie Porte crashed out of the contention for the yellow jersey during a horror descent on the ninth stage, has just completed one of the most arduous endurance events in sport.

He has ridden 3540km in the past three weeks, completing roughly 486,000 pedal strokes for an average speed over the ground in excess of 40km/h.

Matthews, who shrugged off unsportsmanlike behaviour by a disgruntled competitor after his second stage win, led the charge for Sunweb to become only the third Australian green jersey winner and the first Canberran since this category was established for the most consistent finisher more than 60 years ago.

While Matthews will be happy with the estimated $36,000, plus endorsements, that comes with the green jersey, nobody can doubt it was the sense of mission accomplished and appreciation of the recognition he has received that put the beaming smile on the young rider's face when he flashed the V for Victory sign in Paris.

He was in a very different place to troubled Australian tennis player, Bernard Tomic, who said in a television interview on Sunday night he wasn't in it for the love of his sport but rather the prize money and what that prize money could buy.

Matthews' modest acknowledgement that making this particular dream come true had been a roller coaster ride spoke volumes about the years of preparation needed to become a front runner in what is unarguably the largest annual sporting event on earth.

This year the tour was contested by 198 riders from 22 teams who had to complete 21 daily stages, which could be up to 222.5km long.

To just complete the tour marks a cyclist out as an outstanding athlete capable of pushing their body to the absolute limit.

Matthews not only completed the event, he took the green jersey by the convincing margin of 370 points to the 234 collected by his closest rival, German Andre Greipel.

This has put him on the world stage as a serious contender in his chosen sport for years to come.

His tale is an inspirational one that shows that with talent, resolve and the support of a strong sporting community such as Canberra's cycling fraternity a young athlete can make their dreams come true.

Source: The Canberra Times

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ACT COLLEGE SOFTBALL CARNIVAL

Boys Softball Girls Softball 

Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Erindale Softball team who competed in the ACT College Carnival Friday 26 May.

The Boys started slowly with a loss by 4 runs to       Gungahlin College. All this changed when our Pitcher Matt Sheehan who was running late for the first game, arrived.

In the second game with our full strength side Matt threw thunder bolt pitches that the other team had trouble seeing let alone hitting. We won 17-1.

In the final vs Gungahlin we demolished the other side with a man of the match performance again from Matt Sheehan to win 25-1 and become ACT College Softball Champions.

The girls had a 3 game series v Gungahlin. With a strong start they demoralised the opposition with a   30-0 win. Game 2 they took their foot off the pedal but still won convincingly 13-2. The final was a dead rubber with the Girls again winning.

Congratulations on becoming ACT College Softball Champions.

NewsLink Issue Date: 5th June 2017

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STEPHEN LARKHAM SHIELD

Stephen Larkham Shield

On Wednesday 31st May Erindale Rugby squad competed in the local Stephen Larkham Shield to see who would qualify for the NSW state wide knockout the Waratah Cup. With a number of students unavailable due to injury, it required a big effort from the entire squad to play 3 games in one day. Throughout the day all the students were well behaved and were often found helping out other teams if they were short players. The Erindale boys were too strong in their first 2 games convincingly beating Lake Ginninderra and Gungahlin College. Due to both wins the last game was conceded a dead rubber so an ACT Barbarians team was selected to play against Erindale. In a much more competitive game the Erindale boys managed to stick to the structure and shape they have been learning in class and eventually ran away winners to take out the Stephen Larkham Shield and progress through to the Waratah Cup which begins next term.

NewsLink Issue Date: 5th June 2017

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NATIONAL GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Alex McDonald
Congratulations to Alex McDonald who won Gold at the National Gymnastics Championships for the Vault in Melbourne last week. Alex is in Year 11 and a member of the Talented Sports Program. He was also named in the U17 Junior National Squad. He is the only ACT athlete to be nominated for any of the National Squads. Well done Alex.

NewsLink Issue Date: 5th June 2017

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KYE A'HERN

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Congratulations to Kye A’Hern who was crowned 2017 Downhill National Champion at Mt Joyce, Queensland on the weekend. Kye capped off a perfect season after earlier winning every round of the National Series. His elder sister, and 2016 TSP Sportswoman of the Year, Sian Ahern (graduated 2016) finished 2nd in her first National Championships at the Elite Women’s level. Congratulations to both Kye and Sian.

NewsLink Issue Date: 5th June 2017

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YEDUNG MURA PROGRAM AT OUTWARD BOUND

Olivia Smith

The Yedung Mura (good pathway) program was held on Wednesday 10 May at Outward Bound Australia’s national headquarters at Tharwa. This program was specifically held for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students and encompassed Indigenous mapping sessions with Aboriginal guides, and physical challenges centred on the largest high ropes course in the Southern Hemisphere.

Olivia Smith of Year 12, a member of the Talented Sports Basketball squad, signed up for the program, and spent an interesting and very challenging day learning many new skills, and no doubt a lot more about her individual strengths.  Olivia enjoyed the cultural aspects of the program, and was then instructed on the skills associated with climbing and working on the high ropes.  All of the students found this component particularly challenging, but were encouraged and supported by the trainers who were very experienced in this work.  Olivia displayed great courage and tenacity, and accepted all of the challenges before her.  She was a credit to herself, her family and Erindale College.  Outward Bound Australia provided a great program in a beautiful setting for the students who accepted the challenge.

Jennifer Blackall - Mindyigari Centre

NewsLink Issue Date: 15th May 2017

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LAURA HUGHES

Laura Hughes
Congratulations to Laura Hughes for being selected in the ACTAS Women’s Football program.

NewsLink Issue Date: 15th May 2017

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7S FINALS DAY

7s Final Day

On Wednesday 3 May the Brumbies hosted a 7s finals day where the best 7s teams from all of southern NSW and ACT competed to be crowned champions of the Brumbies region. Erindale had both a boys and a girls team competing as both squads had qualified from the ACT area. It was a disappointing day for the boys team as they did not play to their potential and implement the structure they had practiced at training. In a show of good will and sportsmanship many of the boys played for other schools who had suffered injuries and were short of players throughout the day. After cruising through the round games the boys lost their semi final battle by 5 points to a very enthusiastic Gungahlin College who were the eventual champions of the day.

Once again the girls demonstrated their class and skill by playing an expansive and attacking brand of football. They managed to go through the whole day undefeated and took out the chips and chocolates with Soso Feaunati being named player of the tournament.

NewsLink Issue Date: 8th May 2017

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Erindale College Outdoor Student Garden

Terrence Stamp

Erindale College is the fortunate winner of Round Three of the Vikings Group Cast Your Vote Promotion where members vote for local school fundraising initiatives by placing their receipts (and therefore casting their vote) in the available boxes at one of the Vikings Group clubs.

The school initiative submitted by Erindale College for consideration was the Sustainable Garden in the Enterprise Academy.  This student maintained garden is where herbs and vegetables are grown and the produce is then used in the Food Technology and Hospitality classes, highlighting the origins of our food supply and assisting with the budget.  Food scraps are also composted which reinforces the importance of recycling and sustainability.
Vikings Group kindly provided $300 to contribute towards the costs of maintaining and further developing the garden.

Erindale College would like to thank the Vikings Group for their ongoing support for schools in the Tuggeranong network.

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LUKE DEUTSCH

Luke Deutsch
Congratulations to Luke Deutsch who has won selection in the National Team squad (Australian Outback Team) for Gridiron after the recent National Championships.

Luke has an Oceana qualifier comp against Samoa and NZ later this year in August and if selected he will tour for the World Cup next year.
Well done Luke.

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ACT LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES

ACT Legislative Assembly
Students from Legal and Global participated in the ACT Legislative Assembly Parliamentary Debates on Friday 7 April. There were a lot of lively debates, the students were able to ask questions and they debated topics such as; gambling during sporting broadcasts and the drinking age should be raised to 21. This experience enabled students to hone their debating skills in a real life environment and understand what it is like to be a member of the ACT Legislative assembly. They also mingled with some MLA’s at morning tea and had a short office tour and chat with MLA Bec Cody which is not a common practice at these events.  The students enjoyed the experience and held their own as they developed strong arguments and questions.

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KYE A’HERN

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Congratulations to Kye A’Hern who won the 4th Round of the National Downhill Series in Toowoomba. Kye has been undefeated in this series and has been crowned the national Series Winner. He will compete in the National Championships in May. His sister, Sian, Year 12 Erindale College 2016, was awarded the Junior Female DHI Rider of the Year. Well done to you both.

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GABBY CLARKE – WORLD’S GREATEST SHAVE

Gabby Clarke

On the weekend Year 11 TSP student Gabby Clarke shaved her head to raise money for the World’s Greatest Shave raising money for leukaemia research . Her target is $1500 and currently has $1200 so donations are still available for this great cause. To donate please visit http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/gabbyclarke or see Daniel in the Sports Academy for cash payments. The school would like to congratulate Gabby on this brave and generous act. She has done the college proud.

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Wanniassa ACT 2903 Australia
Phone: 6142 2977
Fax: 61422946
Email: info@erindalec.act.edu.au

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