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Phoenix News – Issue 16

“In Knowledge there is Opportunity”

Our Phoenix P-12 Community College newsletters are an important form of communication for our school community.

Each newsletter contains a great deal of information about what is happening in and around the College including upcoming events and celebration of student success.

Read all the latest news in this edition.








At Phoenix we have a zero-tolerance attitude to violence and aggression of any form to staff and others. We build a thriving community by working positively together to educate our children.

Important Calendar Dates

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Please continually check COMPASS and the online newsletter for important information and sudden changes in the College’s timetable.

Student free days will be confirmed throughout the school year. 

Term 2

23rd May-3rd June Year 10 Work Experience Week
30th Foundation (Prep) 2023 Enrolments Begin
30th Attitude To Schools Student Survey
Monday 30th May – Thursday 2nd June – Grades 4-6 students will be completing the Attitudes to School Survey during class time. A letter regarding this survey was emailed to all Grade 4-6 parents last week.
30th Greater Western Cross-Country
Selected students will be attending Deakin University Warrnambool to complete in the Greater Western Region Cross Country representing Phoenix.
30th ACU Experience Day
Selected Year 10 students will be attending ACU to have a tour and take part in activities that are run by the University for courses that relate to Paramedicine and Physiotherapy.
1st-3rd Junior Music Camp at Cave Hill Creek
The camp will include elements of band rehearsal, music theory work, improvisation workshops, and outdoor activities. The purpose of this camp is to engage students with their music practise in new and exciting ways. Students will then showcase their skills with a performance at Beaufort Primary School.
3rd Staff Professional Development Day – Student Free Day
4th Debutante Ball
8th-10th Anglesea High Challenge Camp
This Leadership Camp offers selected students the opportunity to develop and showcase their skills through participation in a range of activities focused on the growth of problem solving, teamwork and resilience abilities.
10th Melbourne Uni Mentor Induction Excursion
Selected students have applied and been accepted into the volunteer mentor program setup through a branch of Melbourne University entitled “Learning for Life”. Students will meet their allocated mentors, participate in ice breaker activities, take a small tour of the university and complete a small workshop.
10th Café Culture Immersion Day
Focused conclusion to food planning and design task involving all students in this subject area planning and producing high quality cuisine reflective of current covid-safe dining trends for selected Year 10 students.
13th Queen’s Birthday (Public Holiday)
15th Phoenix Connect Fair
16th, 17th, 18th College Production – The Addams Family
  • Thursday June 16th June – 7pm
  • Friday 17th June – 7pm
  • Saturday 18th June – 2pm & 7pm

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the QKR! app – grab yours today!

16th Ballarat Tech School Excursion
This program provides access to real-life, real-time road user data, providing the opportunity for selected senior students to analyse and interpret big data and then use it to help them determine community outcomes.
17th Writer’s Festival
Redan Campus – 2:45pm-3:45pm
21st Most Improved Class Writer Awards (Redan Campus)
22nd Westgate Tunnel Project Excursion
Tech students will visit the Westgate Tunnel Information Centre and meet engineering and construction people working on the project. Students will explore 3D modelling of the project and take a virtual reality bike ride on a 2.5klm elevated cycling track.
23rd Chinese Museum & Chinatown Excursion
Selected Chinese classes will further investigate Chinese language and culture and Australian history by completing a tour of Melbourne Chinese Museum & Chinatown.
23rd Tri School Recording Session
Music students have a terrific opportunity to not only record their work but to experience a recording session with sound technicians and a very high standard concert band.
24th End of Term 2 – Students Dismissed at 2:30pm


2022 – Term Dates

Term 1: 28th January to 8th April (Staff return 28th January, Students return 1st February)
Term 2: 26th April to 24th June
Term 3: 11th July to 16th September
Term 4: 3rd October to 20th December

Principal’s Message

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Term 2, Week 5

It feels like Term 2 is fast and furious, with the exception that as we all know, we continue to be impacted by covid and influenza on a daily basis.

Our goal at this time is to provide meaningful learning and connection for our students when the world continues to be disrupted.

I thought in this newsletter I would share with you the way in which our teachers take on professional learning. The agreed approach here at Phoenix is Professional Learning Communities (PLC). So, each Monday night our teaching staff join together in small teams and follow an inquiry cycle.



In this PLC cycle, our core focus is building relationships for learning. With each small group of teachers developing an inquiry question about how we go about building effective relationships in our classrooms. What we have seen in the journey of this work is a significant shift in our SWPBS (School Wide Positive Behaviours) with our students returning to the habits of learning and displaying our College values in our classrooms and yard.

Karen Snibson


– At Phoenix we have a zero-tolerance attitude to violence and aggression of any form to staff and others. We build a thriving community by working positively together to educate our children. –

Enrol Now – 2023 Foundation (Prep)

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Apply Now – 2023 Year 7 Academic Achievers SEAL Program

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Tickets on Sale NOW!

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Tickets on sale NOW!

The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family — a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her fathers and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

The cast have been working hard in after school and weekend rehearsals. We are fortunate this year to have the Academy of Industry students making set pieces for the show and the Year 10 Design and Technology students helping with costumes. It is great to see the Phoenix community coming together after not being able to run the production for the last two years.

Public Performances Dates:

  • Thursday June 16th June – 7pm
  • Friday 17th June – 7pm
  • Saturday 18th June – 2pm & 7pm


Don’t forget to purchase your tickets through the QKR! app today.


F1 in Schools National Final

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After many countless hours of preparation William Kynoch, Aston Brownbill, Hayden Gregg and Thomas Costello attended the one week ‘F1 in Schools’ National Final in Melbourne as Legion Racing.

We, as a school community, can be proud of these students who showed excellence and professionalism ranking 9th in the whole of Australia. This is an amazing achievement especially considering that here in Australia approximately 22,000 students are involved each year with over ten times that being exposed to the program.

‘F1 in Schools’ is one of the largest STEM competitions in the world. Each year, more than 17,000 schools in 51 nations take on the challenge. Students are judged on their skills and knowledge of aerodynamics, physics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership/teamwork, media skills and financial strategy.

Amazing feat Legion Racing and superb coaching from Mr Christof Muller (F1 in Schools Coordinator)!




Alumni Panel

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On Monday 23rd May, we were privileged to have four Phoenix Alumni speak and inspire our current Year 12 students. They each shared thoughtful and insightful advice about being successful in Year 12 and beyond. It was fantastic to hear a little bit about each of their journey’s since graduating from Phoenix.

Thank you

Tahlia Watts – Class of 2021

Iesha Humber – Class of 2021

Mark Simmonds – Class of 2012

Josh Mills – Class of 2013





Garden Gurus

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Our lunchtime crews have been busy; making succulent pots, creating a posey, sweeping and planting sugar pea seeds. Many discoveries have been made – birds nesting and leaves of all colours – and we picked an enormous pumpkin. I think pumpkin soup is on the menu!

Well-done to Cooper, who spent his lunch cleaning up and replanting the area in front of our garden frog, it looks fantastic!

I love when imagination takes over and the bird house created by Grade 3/4E’s Annadine was amazing. I’m sure there will be some competition from the birds who will want to live there.

Special thanks to our Grade 5/6 students who came over and to lend a hand. They had shown responsibility, kindness and patience when guiding our junior students. Bridget you are amazing!

Mrs Shaw
Kitchen/Garden Program

Year 11 Leaders at Her Maj

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Our Year 11 student leaders attended a presentation on Wednesday 25th May at Her Majesty’s theatre from Abdullahi Alim.


Young Leader Heads Business Day Out

The Ballarat Times
Article by: Edwina Williams
Article published: Monday 2nd May, 2022

Commerce Ballarat Business Day Out line-up will include former Young Western Australian of the Year Abdullahi Alim as keynote speaker. Mr Alim originally arrived in the country as a refugee and has since become the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers lead across Africa and the Middle East.

“In essence, we are a community of about 14,000 young changemakers around the world who form teams of about 20 in different cities, towns and villages around the world, and help create local solutions to challenges ranging from education to climate change,” he said. “I recently led a body of work called The Davos Lab, which mobilised upwards of two million people to help develop the world’s first post-pandemic recovery plan that safeguards the futures of young people.”

In 2017, Mr Alim visited Buckingham Palace to receive a Young Leaders Award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and he is currently on the board of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. In his BDO presentation, he’ll speak of city living in ‘the lucky country,’ and the contrasting emotions he experienced when he first arrived.

“Luck felt incredibly distant, growing into my adolescent years as a first-generation Australian,” he said. “I hope my talk will build on the lessons learnt from Australians like myself who grew up in the cities and the things we can do to make smaller cities like Ballarat represent the best of modern Australia.

“Big cities become big cities because they thrive off the talent and opportunities afforded to a wide net of their population.

“It’s incredibly important for Ballarat to remain a competitive city, and not endure the type of brain drain that was prevalent, particularly before the pandemic, as residents, particularly youth, venture elsewhere.”

This year’s Business Day Out will bring Mr Alim to Ballarat for the first time and he said he’s excited to explore the area, meet the community and local business people, and get to know their dreams and aspirations.

“I absolutely love the Business Day Out concept, and the idea of a city engaged in deep thought and action about its future, whether that’s through business, government, or community development. It’s so important to create touch-points for folks to bounce ideas by one another and ultimately come to the most efficient businesses and models of communal development.”


AOI – Renewable Energy Excursion

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Our Academy of Industry (AOI) students participated in a renewable energy excursion, to Federation University and the Mount Mercer Windfarm. We visited Fed Uni SMB campus to look at their TAFE Engineering programs for students wishing to get into Metal Fabrication, Automotive, Fitter and Turning trades.

We also went to Fed Uni Mount Helen Campus to look at their Renewable Energy Training Centre which has Australia’s first wind turbine tower that simulates working at height in a wind turbine. We also visited the new Science and Engineering faculty to look at programs offered for students who choose a career in mechanical, electrical, civil or mining engineering.

From there we travelled to the Mount Mercer wind farm to look at and get up close to a real wind turbine, the students learnt about wind energy and how the turbines actually work and observed how turbines can be turned off and on remotely on site as well how the wind farm technicians work at heights safely.

Brendan Johnston
Academy of Industry Coordinator

TRP – Week 5 Update

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Empathy is our ability to put ourselves in the shoes of others to feel and see what they do. We practise this through being kind and compassionate towards other people.

Brain imaging data shows that being kind to others registers in the brain as more like eating chocolate than like fulfilling an obligation to do what’s right (e.g. eating brussel sprouts)!

Research shows that practising empathy, such as performing acts of kindness, taps into our brain’s ‘mirror neurons’, builds compassion and our behaviour becomes more social and community-based.

View Part 3 of the series here – Empathy

Here’s an activity to practise empathy and kindness:

  1. Reflect on someone in your life who could benefit from an act of kindness today. It could be a friend who would love some affirmation about their work, your pet who deserves an extra treat, or a family member who would love a phone call or text message.
  2. Make a plan for who you are going to show an act of kindness to, and what you are going to do.
  3. If you want to add accountability to your plan, share it with someone else and encourage them to do the same thing.
  4. Follow up with each other in a few days time, to ask how it went!

Writer’s Festival

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Redan Campus

Career News

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Early Entry University Programs

Check out all the early Entry Programs available to current Year 12’s for 2023 from;
  • ACU
  • Bond University
  • Federation University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Deakin University
  • La Trobe University
  • RMIT University
  • Swinburne University
  • University of Tasmania
  • Victoria University

See here for more information – Early Entry Programs for 2023



Virtual Tours of Bond University
Bond University has made available two virtual tours that may be of interest to some students.

Discover Monash Seminar Series

Hear directly from current students, alumni, and staff across our ten faculties. Students are encouraged to register to attend as many of these course information events that might be of interest to them.

Below are seminars taking place in May. Note: some are ZOOM meetings**

Discover Advanced Science Degrees Wednesday 1 June, 6.30pm – 8.00pm Register here
Discover Bachelor of Business: A world of possibilities Monday 4 July, 1.15pm – 1.45pm Register here
Discover Monash Engineering Thursday 7 July, 6.30pm – 7.30pm Register here
Discover Monash I.T. Tuesday 19 July, 6.30pm – 7.30pm Coming soon
Discover Bachelor of Arts Thursday 4 August, 6.30pm – 8.00pm Register here
Discover Law at Monash Tuesday 9 August, 6.00pm – 6.45pm** Register here
Discover Media Communication Thursday 11 August, 6.30pm – 8.00pm Register here
Discover where a Science degree can take you Wednesday 17 August, 6.30pm – 8.00pm Coming soon
Discover Criminology Thursday 18 August, 6.30pm – 8.00pm Register here
Discover Global Studies Thursday 25 August, 6.30pm – 8.00pm Register here


Campus Tours – Winter Holidays

Get a feel for what it’s like to study on campus.  Students keen on studying at Monash University are recommended to register for one or more of the upcoming campus tours. 
Register at
Campus Experience.

Clayton Campus Tour Monday 4 July, 10.00am – 11.30am
Tuesday 5 July, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Wednesday 6 July, 10.00am – 11.30am
Thursday 7 July, 10.00am – 11.30am
Thursday 7 July, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Caulfield Campus Tour Monday 4 July, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Tuesday 5 July, 10.00am – 11.30am
Peninsula Campus Tour Wednesday 6 July, 2.00pm – 3.30pm


Monash Information Evenings

Monash Information Evening: STEM Tuesday 12 July, 6.30pm – 8.00pm Register here
Monash Information Evening: Health Tuesday 19 July, 6.30pm – 8.00pm Register here
Monash Information Evening: HASS Tuesday 26 July, 6.30pm – 8.00pm Coming soon
Monash Information Evening: General Thursday 25 August, 6.30pm – 8.00pm** Register here
Monash Information Evening: General Thursday 13 September, 6.30pm – 8.00pm Coming soon

Note: some are ZOOM meetings**



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Trades at RMIT

RMIT’s building trades work closely with industry to develop courses and initiatives that rapidly respond to the changing needs in the workforce and address current and future skill shortages.

RMIT offers numerous pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship courses including the following disciplines:

  1. electrical and instrumentation
  2. plumbing and gas-fitting
  3. refrigeration and air-conditioning

Students are encouraged to browse Building and Trades at RMIT to learn more.



Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional)

The Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional) is a prestigious industry degree highly integrated with the real world to maximise your employment outcomes. 

In this practical and hands-on course, students will:

  • Explore how people, information, computers, networks, and processes come together to create cohesive business solutions.
  • Learn how to use accounting systems to record and analyse business activities, prepare financial statements and management reports, and employ financial statements to guide investment decisions.
  • Understand how to use information from financial accounting systems to develop operating strategies and evaluate business performance.
  • Gain skills in designing, building, and implementing software solutions, analysing existing systems, and recommending solutions to address the information needs of organisations.

Leading Australian organisations are involved in the design of this course and in the professional development students.  Industry partners include Deloitte, EY, NAB, PwC, Pitcher Partners, Siemens, Unico, and Viva Energy.

In the final year, there is a Business Information Systems Industry Project whereby students team up with other students to work on a real project briefed to them by an industry partner.

Find out more at Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional).



Chiropractic, Osteopathy & Remedial Massage Courses in 2022
According to the Good Universities Guide

Chiropractors diagnose and treat health problems related to the nervous, muscular and skeletal systems, particularly the spine, without the use of drugs or surgery.  They adjust patients’ spine or other joints to correct joint dysfunctions interfering with proper nervous system control and integration of body function.

Osteopaths diagnose, treat and provide preventative advice about disorders that affect the body’s musculoskeletal system, using manual techniques to alleviate stresses and dysfunction to improve the body’s function.   They treat patients using a variety of manual techniques, such as soft tissue stretching, muscle relaxation, gentle mobilisation or manipulation

Massage Therapists assess and treat the soft tissue of the body for therapeutic purposes. They administer treatments to promote relaxation, improve blood circulation and relieve muscle tension.

There are courses in Victoria that prepare students for careers in these three disciplines, and some of these are listed below.  For a comprehensive list of these offered by all institutions, as well as similar courses, browse VTAC.

Chisholm TAFE Remedial Massage Satisfactory completion of a Year 12 n/a
Endeavour College of Natural Health Remedial Massage Satisfactory completion of a Year 12 n/a
TAFE Gippsland Remedial Massage Satisfactory completion of a Year 12 n/a
RMIT Chiropractic Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. 62.20
Osteopathy Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. 60.15
Remedial Massage Satisfactory completion of a Year 12 n/a
Victoria University Osteopathy Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics or Physics. 62.95



Physiotherapy Degrees in Victoria in 2022
Physiotherapists assess, treat and prevent disorders in human movement caused by injury and disease – Good Universities Guide – Physiotherapist

Physiotherapy is currently offered at the following Victorian Universities:


B – Ballarat

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. 94.05 (B)
Charles Sturt

AW – Albury-Wodonga

No VCE prerequisites but maths and science subjects an advantage, and the ATAR is used as part of selection. n/a (AW)
G – Gippsland
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English; Units 1 to 4: satisfactory completion in one of Biology, Chemistry, Health And Human Development, Physical Education or Physics. 80.40 (G)
La Trobe
B – Bendigo
M – Melbourne
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics. 97.50 (B)
96.35 (M)

P – Peninsula

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, Maths: Mathematical Methods, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics. 96.95 (P)
Uni Melbourne
P – Parkville

*Through Biomedicine  

**Through Science

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics. * 98.10 (P)
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. –OR– Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in both of Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) and Maths: Specialist Mathematics. ** 98.00 (P)
FP – Footscray Park
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Maths: Mathematical Methods, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics. 95.20 (FP)



Snapshot of Federation University Australia in 2022

  • Federation University Australia was formed when the former University of Ballarat and the Gippsland Campus of Monash University were amalgamated
  • FedUni’s history actually dates back to 1870
  • FedUni is regional Victoria’s largest education institution, with campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Gippsland, the Wimmera, and Brisbane providing easy access to study, and approximately 1200 staff committed to teaching excellence and student support
  • FedUni has over 24,000 domestic and international students and 110,000 alumni across Australia and the world
  • FedUni offers a broad range of courses from apprenticeships to bachelor degrees
  • FedUni offers a range of scholarships, bursaries and grants
  • FedUni students can access a wide range of services and support to assist them
  • Students who choose to live in residence gain the best start to their university experience – accommodation. First-year undergraduate students are guaranteed accommodation during their first year of study
  • FedUni students also have the opportunity to study overseas at a range of institutions. Students can participate in a variety of programs that will provide them with a global experience. Students can choose between short-term programs and semester-long programs – Study Abroad and Exchange
  • FedUni’s Industry Placement Program provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience, to enhance their knowledge and skills



What does a Clinical Neuropsychologist do?

A clinical neuropsychologist specialises in the assessing and diagnosing of brain impairment and how this affects thinking skills, emotions, behaviour and personality. These specialists are also involved in the rehabilitation and management of the effects of brain impairment and often work with other health professionals.

To find out more about a career as a Clinical Neuropsychologist, visit Clinical Neuropsychologist.



What is a Freelance Journalist?

A freelance journalist is a writer who is self-employed.  They complete contract work, single pieces or regular assignments for newspapers, magazines, companies, and other organizations.  They often sell their services or work by the piece, by the hour or by the day—sometimes freelance journalists even sell their work by the word.  In other words, a freelance journalist is not committed to one employer long-term and works independently.







BGT Jobs and training are currently recruiting for the following vacancies.

Business Traineeships – Child and Family Services (CAFS), Ballarat Urology, Adroit Insurance, Creswick Neighborhood Center
Carpentry Apprenticeship – MKM Construction
Fabrication Apprenticeship – MaxiTrans, Howell Rail (Avoca location), Sovereign Concrete
Plumbing Apprenticeships – G&S Guttering, Vic West Roofing
Hospitality Apprenticeship – Ballarat Yacht Club
Spray Painting Apprenticeship – MaxiTrans
Bricklaying Apprenticeship – Vic Brick and Masonry
Civil Construction Apprenticeship – Wayne Horne
Agriculture Apprenticeship – Fairhaven Dairy (Elaine Location)
Business Trainee – The George Hotel
Dental Assistant – Your local dentist
Engineering Apprenticeship – BGT Jobs and Training
Hospitality Trainee
If you are interested or know anyone who is, please speak to Pauline or Sharron in the Careers Office OR see BGT website for more details OR give BGT a call on (03) 5333 8600 –

Online Safety Tips

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You can find more information about Online Safety here:

eSafety Commissioner Webpage:

The eSafety Guide: Learn about the latest games, apps and social media, including how to protect your information and report harmful content –

Parent Resources: Downloadable resources to help you start the chat about online safety issues and strategies with your child. Resources include:

  • Videos
  • Books
  • Information sheets
  • Audio files
  • Family tech agreements
  • Activities
  • COVID-19 advice

TheirCare – Before & After School Care

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Click here to register now!


TheirCare provides a stimulating and safe environment for all children and an environment where children from and enjoy their time in their program. During sessions children develop life skillsfriendshipsconfidence and creativity through play.

Our school has partnered with an independent provider TheirCare to provide Before, After Care and Holiday Care services to our school community.

The program services the children in the school from 7:00am in the morning until 8.50am and operates from 3:15pm each day until 6:00pm.

During school holidays the service will operate from 7:00am until 6:00pm.

Families wishing to use this service can visit the TheirCare website:

Families are also eligible for a government rebate which reduces the cost per session. Further information can also be obtained by contacting the school or ringing TheirCare on: 1300 072 410.


Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre News

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Neighbourhood Houses welcome people from all walks of life. Our inclusive programs and activities, provide opportunities for community members to enrich their lives through connections they might not otherwise make.

The Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre (BNC) is located on the Phoenix College site behind the new basketball stadium in the Ballarat South Community Hub.


Adult Education Class of the Week

BNC is an approved Learn Local provider (pre-accredited learning) offering short (up to 20 hours) courses with small classes (between 6-10 learners) during school terms. All our courses are designed for learners to build confidence and skills, with many catering to learners who have not achieved Year 12 or an equivalent qualification and require support to return education, training or employment.


Prepare Food Safely (31st May – 28th June 2022)

This program is for clients needing assistance completing their accredited Safe Food Handling Certificate.

Participants will be supported to undertake an online Safe Food Handling certificate.


Activity of the Week

BNC brings people together to connect and participate in our local community through social, educational, recreational and support activities. From our volunteers in the community garden growing food for the Our Kitchen Social Enterprise to our weekly community lunches, we offer a range of services and activities to our community.


Activities coming up in June 2022 – More details to follow


What’s happening?

Check out the list of classes running in Term 2 –


BNC Newsletter

We publish a newsletter every term to let our community know what we have planned for the term (only 4 per year). We also occasionally send out a special edition if there is something urgent or of community interest to share. Read the current newsletter here.

If you would like to sign up for the newsletter, you can do so on our website on the bottom of the page:


Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre
11 Tuppen Drive, Sebastopol
Phone: 5329 3273

Alumni News

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Do you know any Alumni that are kicking goals in the real world?

E-mail our Alumni Coordinator, Kirby via




Register Your Details

As a past student or staff member of Phoenix P-12 Community College, we invite you to ‘Register/Update Your Details’ and stay connected.

As a Phoenix College Alumni, you are part of a family of graduates who now form a special part of our community and our College’s history. Your relationship with Phoenix is lifelong and we invite you to remain engaged with the school, your teachers and friends. Stay connected by sharing your stories, attending events and keeping in touch with us!

Register/Update Your Details Here


Stay updated with Alumni Achievements and Stories via our Alumni Facebook Page.