2017 First Lego League (FLL) South Metro competition
Comet Bay College has been selected to host the 2017 First Lego League (FLL) South Metro competition this November.
The First Lego League is a worldwide phenomenon which sees more than 250,000 young people aged nine to 16 research, design, program and build autonomous robots in a competitive challenge.
Three events will be held in Western Australia with Curtin University (Central – 5th November) and St Stephen’s School (North – 4th November) also hosting competitions.
As a member of the Comet Bay Professional Learning Community the FLL completion is a perfect vehicle for ongoing collaboration between the College and our four Partner Primary Schools : Comet Bay PS, Golden Bay PS, Secret Harbour PS and Singleton PS.
This competition is the perfect opportunity for our students to put their creative problem solving skills to the test, against teams from all over the South Metro region.
More than just a competition which builds STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) competencies, teams have to demonstrate FLL core values including gracious professionalism and ‘cooperation’ encouraging high quality work, unqualified kindness, respect and learning.
The day itself has a carnival-like atmosphere featuring music, a master of ceremonies (MC), and competitors dressed up in costumes. The College Cafeteria will be open all day for food and drinks. The competition will be held on Saturday November 11.
Qualifying teams from the WA competitions progress to the Australian National tournament in December where they could qualify to compete at an international level, representing Australia.
Comet Bay College’s involvement in the First Lego League is firmly based in our vision that an exemplary STEM education offers a rich context for developing skills such as creativity, independent thinking, critical analysis, problem solving, teamwork and communication – essential for the success of individuals, emerging industries and communities of the 21st century..
To learn more about First Lego League, or for more details, please visit the following websites:
To register your interest as a volunteer:
2017 Important Dates to Note
Monday 30 January 2017 School Development Day (No Student Attendance)
Tuesday 31 January 2017 School Development Day (No Student Attendance)
Wednesday 1 February 2017 STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL
Monday 24 April 2017 School Development Day (No Student Attendance)
Tuesday 25 April 2017 Closed Public Holiday (ANZAC Day)
Monday 5 June 2017 Closed Public Holiday (Western Australia Day)
Monday 17 July 2017 School Development Day (No Student Attendance)
Tuesday 18 July 2017 School Development Day (No Student Attendance)
Friday 15 December 2017 School Development Day (No Student Attendance)
Comet Bay College Uniform Shop
Regular Trading Hours (During School Terms)
Tuesday 8.00 am – 11.30 am
Thursday 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
In addition to visiting the Comet Bay College Uniform Shop and placing your uniform order in person, Matrix Uniforms (supplier of Comet Bay College Uniforms) now offers the convenience of online ordering.
Please visit the Matrix Uniforms website via the links below:
Uniform Shop Online ordering
Uniform Shop general website
Uniform Shop general information and contact details
Microsoft Office for Students
The Department of Education has made available to all students the opportunity to access licensed versions of the full Microsoft Office software suite.
This software can be downloaded at home or via other private networks and installed on up to 10 devices (five PC/Mac and five tablet/smartphone installs).
Visit the Office 365 link at the top left of the student email screen to start the installation. Further information and installation instructions are available online: Install Office on your PC or Mac with Office 365 for business.
Further information about Office 365 ProPlus is available from the Microsoft website.
Please note: Students will need to use a non-Departmental internet service as this software download is blocked on the Department network to preserve bandwidth and protect essential services.
Preferred Payment Methods
We currently accept the following methods of payment for all Contributions and Charges
Direct Deposit (via internet banking)
Transfer funds from your nominated Internet Banking account, College bank account details as follows:
Account Name: Comet Bay College
Bank: Bendigo Bank
BSB No: 633 000 Account No: 1243 40886
Reference: STUDENT’S FULL NAME
Please visit Administration between 8.00am and 4.00pm MON – FRI
Facilities are available at reception for your convenience
Credit Card Authorisation
Contact Billing Officer on 08 9553 8108 to arrange Credit Card payment
2017 Contributions and Charges payment timeline
Voluntary Contributions assist the college with the purchase of essential materials, services and facilities used by all students in the delivery of the compulsory educational program. The level of parent support makes a significant contribution to the enrichment of learning experiences for ALL students. We thank you in anticipation of your continued support in paying this component of your account.
As per the Comet Bay College 2017 Contributions and Charges Handbook, a DEPOSIT of 50% of the total cost of the student Elective Courses was required by FRIDAY 27 JANUARY 2017.
The total cost being PAID IN FULL by 30 June 2017. (Elective Courses are those that your child chooses to enrol in as part of the Course Selection Process).
PAYMENT OF COMPULSORY CHARGES
Payment of these is compulsory. Please be aware of the following process undertaken by the college with respect to UNPAID COMPULSORY CHARGES:
1. Three (3) account statements only are sent to parents prior to 1 July 2017.
2. Where payment IN FULL is still not made by FRIDAY, 30 JUNE 2017, a debt collection agency is engaged without further notice to pursue recovery of Compulsory Charges directly from the contact flagged as the ‘Fees Biller’ on the relevant student record held by the college.
3. Outstanding charges are rolled over to the student’s record in the following year where applicable.
4. Where parents with outstanding Compulsory Charges have failed to arrange and/or commit to a payment plan, the student may be removed from their chosen Elective course/s and be placed in a course that satisfies the requirements of the Curriculum Framework. Or, in the case where the unpaid Compulsory Charges cover the cost of materials for practical classes, the student will not be able to participate in the practical lessons and will have to complete theory work.
If you have not recently received an account statement, please contact our Billing Officer on 9553 8108 or via email: Tina.Brown@education.wa.edu.au
Year 12, 2017 PRESENTATION AND AWARDS CEREMONY
Year 12, 2017 PRESENTATION AND AWARDS CEREMONY
Date: Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Time: 6.45pm – 9.00pm
Comet Bay College is pleased to announce that arrangements are now in place for the Year 12, 2017 Presentation and Awards Ceremony.
Please note the TWO PART BOOKING REQUIREMENT:
1.GUEST TICKETS are now available for purchase from Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (MPAC) at $10.00 per guest, to a MAXIMUM of 5 GUEST TICKETS per student.
2. STUDENT ATTENDANCE COST of $75.00 per student to be paid directly to Comet Bay College Administration to confirm student attendance (this cost DOES NOT include any guest tickets – these MUST be purchased separately from MPAC). Please make payment directly to Administration prior to 10 October 2017 (envelopes available from Administration).
For further detailed information, please refer to the attached Presentation and Awards Ceremony Information sheet here; 2017 Presentation and Awards Ceremony Information
ALL enquiries regarding this event are to be directed to Mr Martin Donohue: firstname.lastname@example.org
PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEW EVENING - Term 3 2017
PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEW EVENING – Term 3 2017
Date: Thursday 3 August 2017
Time: 4.00pm to 7.00pm
The Parent Teacher Interview Evening is held to provide an opportunity for parents to meet with their child’s teacher/s to discuss student progress and any concerns they may have.
The Student Online Booking System (SOBS) will be open on Tuesday 25 July, 2017 at 6.00pm for parents to begin scheduling interviews with teachers.
Appointments will be allocated in 10 minute blocks and whilst there is an option to extend this timeframe, we would encourage parents to try and restrict their meeting to 10 minutes to allow us to meet with as many parents as possible.
Please access the following website in order to book your interviews:
For booking instructions click here: Parent Interview Evening Booking Instructions
College Map click here: CBC MAP
Please note: you will need your child’s timetable or at least will need to know the names of the relevant teachers you wish to meet with, in order to book appointments using this service.
Should a teacher not be listed on the booking site, that teacher will be unavailable for interviews.
Learning Area / Subject & Interview Location
Science, Maths, VET – Performing Arts Centre
Humanities and Social Sciences ( HASS) – Upstairs Staffroom
English – Library
Health and Physical Education – Room 504
The Arts – Visual Arts, Drama, Dance, Music – Room 470
Learning Support – Room 470
Technologies – D&T, Home Ec, IT – Room 618/619
Should you be unable to book your appointments using this system, please contact the College Administration Team for assistance on 9553 8100 (between 8.00am and 4.00pm) to schedule your interviews.
We welcome all parents and students, tea and coffee will be available from the College Museum in the HASS block during the evening.
SUBJECT SELECTION ONLINE (SSO)
Comet Bay College is pleased to announce the introduction of a new ONLINE 2018 Course Selection process for current Year 7, 8 & 9 students.
Information to access the SSO site and personalised student login details have been emailed to parents/guardians on Friday 21 July 2017, the site will open at 6.00pm for students to begin making their selections for 2018. Please refer to your email to access this site: https://client.subjectselectiononline.com.au/?school=82hz9
Please be aware that parents are required to enter the validation code supplied within the email once online selections have been made to confirm acceptance of subjects chosen.
ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF STUDENT FORMAL REPORTS
Comet Bay College will continue to email the following student reports to Parent/Guardians from 2017 onward within the last week of the respective Term;
- Term One Progress Report (release: from 4 April 2017)
- Semester One Formal Report (release: from 27 June 2017)
- Semester Two Formal Report (release: from 12 December 2017)
We wish to notify all Parent/Guardians that reports will also be available to view on the Parent Connect portal once released.
If you do not receive your child’s report via this method, please do not hesitate to contact the college on 9553 8100 to update your contact details.