The Whitlam Institute 'What Matters Writing Competition' 2018
This competition gives students the opportunity to express their ideas about society and the world. Students can write about anything they feel passionate about and matters to them. Students are required to submit a 400-600 words piece of writing. Entry is free and all entries are acknowledged by a Certificate of Participation from the Institute. There are a number of categories including Years 7&8, 9&10 and 11&12. First prize for each category is $350 and $200 for each category runner-up.
The Kids’ Lit Quiz is an annual international literature quiz for students aged 10-13 years.
The competition also dubbed the ‘Olympics of reading’ comprises of hundreds of questions on books and everything related to books. Students work in teams of four, and have the opportunity to win lots of prizes. Above all, the experience is lots of fun!
Cerdon College will once again be hosting the Sydney heat. Students interested in participating need to be 14 years and under as of July 1st, 2018 and love reading. They also need to join the Kids Lit Google Classroom page using the code cemeo9i
Campion Textbook Orders can be collected from Chavoin Hall on Thursday, 25 January.
You can collect your order between 9:00am and 12:00pm.
Posted: Tuesday, 23 January 2018
School starting dates for 2018
The school year begins on Tuesday 30 January for all Year 7 students and Wednesday 31 January for all students in Years 8-12.
Year 7 students need only bring a small notebook for the first day, along with their iPad. Students will be connected to the school network and be given their timetable and handbook. Students will work in their homerooms along with their peer support groups to orient them to the College.
All parents are reminded that there is NO parking available on the College grounds at any time; please drop your daughter off in Kenyons Rd or alternatively park in one of the surrounding streets and walk your daughter onto the grounds if you wish to accompany her on the first day.
The swimming carnival will take place on Wednesday, 31 January. All students in Years 7-12 will be expected to attend. Students will need their recess and lunch, towel, College swimming costume and the College excursion bag . Students will be bussed from the College to SOPAC, Sydney Olympic Park and will return to the College in time for the usual afternoon dismissal at 3:20pm.
Classes begin on Thursday, 1 February for all students.
ID Photos will be taken on Friday, 2 February (Years 7 and 11 only) and Year 7 blazers will be fitted on this day also.
We wish all students, and their families, a successful 2018.