A partnership between six schools aims to create a dynamic, quality Catholic learning community with strong parish links in Melbourne’s western suburbs.
The schools are Thomas Carr College, St James the Apostle, St Clare’s, St Francis of Assisi, St Peter Apostle and St John Apostle primary schools.
Thomas Carr principal Craig Holmes says the college has been working in conjunction with the primary schools to offer bursaries.
“One grade 6 student from each of the Catholic ‘feeder’ schools, who is enrolled to attend Thomas Carr College next year, will be presented with a bursary each year totalling $2000 across Years 7-10,” Mr Holmes explains.
“Each recipient, decided by their primary school, must be currently enrolled and accepted to attend Thomas Carr.”
He says to be eligible for the bursaries, students should show significant commitment to both their school and wider community, as well as to their studies, co-curricular activities and have great relationships with primary school staff and students.
Bursaries will be presented by Mr Holmes at whole-school assemblies at each of the primary schools.
Seamless transition from primary to secondary school is a strong focus for each of the five schools, with staff input and collaboration received at regular combined meetings.
“The college and the primary schools work together each year to develop the grade 5 visits program,” explains Mr Holmes. “These visits mark the beginning of the transition program, on which the schools work tirelessly and with an understanding of its importance.”
Thomas Carr College, 35 Thomas Carr Drive, Tarneit. Inquiries: 8734 2444 or visit thomascarr.vic.edu.au