Student Life Guide

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Student Life Guide

This guide provides information on how to make the most of your time at Campion College. For more extensive information about College life, including the curriculum, policies and procedures, please consult the Student Handbook.

 

Staff Directory

Click here to view our full staff list and professional bios.

 

Consult your lecturer

  • if you have a question about a specific class topic or assessment item
  • if you will miss a class for any reason

 

Consult the Associate Dean of Studies

  • if you are interested in studying abroad as an exchange student
  • if you are concerned about your overall attendance

Consult the President, Dr Paul Morrissey

  • if you would like to discuss the general life of the College

 

Consult the Dean of Studies/Director of Operations, Dr Luciano Boschiero

  • if you have any questions about your enrolment
  • if you have a concern about your overall academic progress
  • if you think you might be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning
  • if you have any questions about scholarships
  • if you have any questions about the Work Scheme
  • If you wish to report a case of staff or student misconduct

Consult the Executive Assistant, Mrs Marian Foster

  • if you would like to RSVP for Formal Hall
  • if you would like to enquire about booking an appointment with the President or the Counsellor
  • if you would like to reserve common or lecture rooms for meetings of any kind

 

Consult the Business Manager, Mrs Irina Namroud

  • if you need to discuss a payment plan
  • if you are unsure about anything to do with FEE-HELP, tuition fees, or residential fees

 

Consult the Student Financial Services Officer, Mrs Sue Huxley

  • if you need to make a payment
  • if you have any questions about invoicing
  • if you are unsure about anything to do with residential fees

 

Consult the Admissions Coordinator and Administrative Assistant, Ms Nadia Mansutti

  • If you have any questions about:
    • your enrolment
    • Census Dates
    • FEE-HELP
    • exams and exam timetables
    • Centrelink or need a Confirmation of Enrolment letter
    • Unit Evaluation Surveys
    • accessing your results
  • if you want to update any of your details in the student management system
  • if you would like to submit a Scholarship Acceptance or Use Request form, or are unsure about the documentation or process involved in applying for a scholarship or bursary
  • if you want to apply for a Concession Opal Card or Concession CountryLink Card
  • if you would like a copy of your academic transcript

 

Consult the Librarian, Mrs Joanna Deegan

  • if you need assistance with researching, finding library resources, using the library facilities or accessing printers

 

Consult the Director of Development, Miss Yvette Nehme

  • if you know someone who is interested in becoming a friend of Campion College (a friend of the College will receive a newsletter four times a year and invitations to exclusive College events)
  • for fundraising advice
  • if you wish to discuss or report a case of sexual assault or sexual harassment

As Editor of the Brag, Yvette might ask you for a story.

 

Consult the Assistant Development Officer, Miss Rebecca Abboud

  • if you know someone who is interested in becoming a friend of Campion College (a friend of the College will receive a newsletter four times a year and invitations to exclusive College events)

 

Consult the Media and Communications Officer, Miss Anna Hitchings

  • if you are planning or helping plan an event that you would like photos and/or videos taken at
  • if you have ideas for news stories or media opportunities for Campion, including writing or suggesting ideas for articles, videos, etc.
  • if you would like something featured, edited or added on Campion’s website
  • if you have suggestions, questions or complaints about any of Campion’s social media platforms

 

Consult the Marketing Team (Student Recruitment Manager, Miss Christine Vella and Marketing Officer, Mr Gerard Axiak)

  • if you would like to volunteer for a career expo or help out with promoting the College
  • if you have suggestions on ways to promote Campion and recruit new students
  • if you have friends, family or other acquaintances who might be interested in studying at Campion

 

Contact Reception

  • when you need to submit an assessment item (hard-copies)
  • if you need to acquire or submit a hard-copy of a form or require a semester timetable
  • if you wish to report a maintenance issue
  • if you have a doubt about whom to contact about any issue

 

Contact Catering

  • if you have medical condition and need to apply for a catering exemption (please note, some dietary conditions are catered for by the college)
  • if you wish to provide feedback on catering
  • if you are employed by the college through the
    kitchen work scheme
  • when using the Colleges catering services for an
    event you are planning

 

Consult the Student Life and Alumni Relations Officer, Sr M Luka Juenemann ISSM

  • if you would like to discuss any issue relevant to student life, whether this be residential or non-residential student life
  • if you would like to know more about the
    Community Engagement and Leadership Award (CELA), work experience and internship opportunities
  • if you would like to discuss further study and career options
  • if you are interested in having an alumni mentor in your final year, or would like to have alumni present at or be involved with a student event
  • if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns about the relationship between the College’s current students and its alumni
  • if you wish to report a case of misconduct

 

Consult the Music Director, Mr Bernard Kirkpatrick

  • if you are interested in becoming a member of the Schola

 

Consult Senior Residential Tutor/Campus and Residential Life Coordinator, Mr Jonathan Grace (Mob: 0407 119 073)

  • if you would like to discuss any issue relevant to student life
  • if you would like to organise an event on campus
  • concerning any repairs or additions that may need to be made to the College facilities or equipment
  • regarding any questions, concerns or suggestions you may have about the College grounds
  • if you wish to report a case of misconduct

 

Consult the Buildings Maintenance Officer, Mr Cosimo Miccoli

  • if you are on the Work Scheme for maintenance-related work and have a particular question or concern about your duties in this capacity

 

Consult the Grounds Coordinator, Mr Graeme Edwards

  • if you are on the Work Scheme for grounds-related work and have a particular question or concern about your duties in this capacity

 

(For residential students only) Consult the Chef, Mr Mohammad Taheri

  • within the allowed hours, if you would like to save dinner on a night on which you will be unable to eat dinner at the College

Consult Mediator Dr Dominic McLoughlin

  • if you would like help with mediation and/or dispute resolution (in situations where grievances and complaints cannot be resolved readily within the guidelines of Campion College’s approved policies and procedures)

 

Consult Psychologist/Counsellor Dr Paulette Corry Calabro

Consult the Psychologist/Counsellor

  • if you are seeking professional psychological treatment and advice or counselling

Dr Paulette Corry Calabro is skilled in anxiety, stress, memory problems, relationship difficulties, acceptance of commitment therapy, positive psychology, clinical hypnotherapy and stressful life situations.

Ph: 0458 011 444 | Email: paulette@silverpsychology.com.au

 

Consult Counsellor Mr Scott Carroll (Synergy Family Psychology)

  • if you are seeking confidential guidance, support or counselling about personal matters

Mr Carroll is on campus on Wednesdays (subject to change). Our Executive Assistant Mrs Marian Foster emails the available time slots each week, and you can book an appointment directly with Scott via email: s.carroll@campion.edu.au

 

Student Leaders & Chaplaincy

Female RAs: Miss Sophie Dignan, Miss Kate Harrison, Miss Hannah Portelli

Male RAs: Mr Seth Norton, Mr Bede Funnell, Mr Peter Morton

 

Consult your Residential Assistant

  • if you have a specific issue with your residential accommodation
  • if you need assistance moving in or our of your residential accommodation
  • if you need advice from a student leader

President
Miss Genevieve Colman

Secretary
Mr John Griffin

Treasurer
Mr Bede Funnell

 

Consult the CCSA Executive

  • if you have an interest in clubs, societies and social events
  • if you need advice from a student leader

Chaplain
Fr Peter Kruk OP

Chaplaincy Coordinator
Mr Julian Vieira 

Chaplaincy Liaison Officer
Miss Filomena Peoples

 

Consult the Chaplain

  • if you are seeking confidential guidance, support or counselling about personal and/or spiritual matters
  • if you would like to organise a time for spiritual direction or Confession, Mon-Wed
  • if you would like to hold an event at the College which involves use of the chapel

 

Mass Times

  • Monday to Friday at 12pm
  • Our College Schola sings at 12pm Mass on Tuesdays for our College Mass each week
  • See notices for adoration, an additional 7.30am Mass and weekend Masses

 

Chaplaincy Events

  • Student retreats as well as talks with external speakers are held each semester. Check the chaplaincy noticeboard for further details
  • Faith formation and outreach programs on offer

 

Student Life Office

The Community Engagement & Leadership Award (CELA) is a points-based award designed to:

  1. Recognise students’ contribution to their communities through volunteering;
  2. Recognise students’ contribution to the Campion College community through leadership roles; and
  3. Provide students with professional development support.

Click here to find out more about the CELA.

 

Centrelink & Employment

Students may be eligible for Youth Allowance, Austudy, Rental Assistance or a Health Concession Card. General information can be found in Reception/Student Life Office, however we recommend speaking directly with Centrelink to ensure you receive the right advice for you.

The closest Centrelink locations can be found at:

  • Blacktown – 8 First Ave, Blacktown NSW 2148
  • Parramatta – Ground 2, 12 Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150

For future career and job search/application advice please make use of the career workshops in Semester 2 each year offered by our Study Skills Advisor, as well as mentoring programs and career events.

Career workshop topics include:

  • Writing resumes and cover letters
  • Planning your career and setting goals
  • Networking and developing interpersonal skills
  • University course selection and transition to further study
  • Writing a research proposal
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Skills for the workplace

Our Study Skills Advisor can also provide access to a number of careers resources designed to help you align your talents and passions with potential career paths.

Additional resources you may like to consult include job listing site catholicjobsonline.com.au and job search coach findyourwaytowork.com

Campion is committed to assisting its students, both during their time of study, and after graduation. Our online careers hub contains a number of resources and useful links whether you are searching for work to help fund your study, or to begin your career after graduation.

The careers hub includes information on job seeking, career planning, work experience and volunteering, graduate programs, further study and alumni opportunities.

Click here to view the careers hub.

Campion does not endorse any particular employment agencies, however a number of agencies have offices nearby in Parramatta. These include Randstad, Adecco, Active Recruitment, Hays, Page Personnel, Manpower, Blue Collar Recruitment, Kelly Services, people2people… and more!

Click here for local agencies. 

Local Services

Campion College is located within the Central Deanery of the Parramatta Diocese. The closest parish to Campion College is St Anthony of Padua, located at 27 Aurelia Street, Toongabbie NSW 2146.

For a full list of parishes and Mass times in the Greater Sydney area, please visit:

Parramatta Diocese Parish Directory

Sydney Archdiocese Parish Directory

Rail
Toongabbie Railway Station is 20-25 minutes walk from campus. The Western line goes to Sydney Central, via Parramatta. Trains leave regularly.

Alternatively, Westmead Station and Parramatta Station can be reached by taking a 10-20 minute bus ride, from Johnstons T-Way.

 

Bus
Route 706 for Winston Hills Shopping. Pick up and return drop off stop on
Fitzwilliam Road at the intersection with Old Windsor Road.

Route 711 for Toongabbie Station and Shops, Wentworthville, Westmead Hospital and Parramatta. Bus stop from Fitzwilliam Road, near Rausch Street.

Additional routes from “Johnstons T-Way” on Old Windsor Rd, near Reynolds Street.

T60 – Castle Towers, Castle Hill – Parramatta Interchange – via Westmead
T61 – Westpoint, Blacktown – Parramatta Interchange – via Westmead
T62 – Castle Towers, Castle Hill – Parramatta Interchange – via Westmead
T63 – Rouse Hill Town Centre – Parramatta Interchange – via Westmead
T64 – Rouse Hill Town Centre – Parramatta Interchange – via Westmead
T65 – Rouse Hill Town Centre – Parramatta Interchange – via Westmead
T66 – Rouse Hill Town Centre – Parramatta Interchange – via Westmead

The closest Red Street Posting Box can be found a short walk from Campion College at:
5 Reynolds Street, Toongabbie East NSW 2146

 

The closest Post Offices can be found at:

  • Toongabbie – Portico Plaza, Shop 20 17-19 Aurelia Street, Toongabbie NSW 2146
  • Toongabbie East – 26 Bungaree Road, Toongabbie NSW 2146
  • Winston Hills – Winston Hills Mall, Shop T43 172 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Winston Hills NSW 2153

For a full list of Post Offices and Street Posting Boxes, please visit:

Australia Post Location Finder

Some of the closest banks and ATMs can be found at:

  • Toongabbie – Portico Plaza, Shop 20 17-19 Aurelia Street, Toongabbie NSW 2146
  • Seven Hills – Seven Hills Plaza, 224 Prospect Hwy, Seven Hills NSW 2147
  • Winston Hills – Winston Hills Mall, 172 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Winston Hills NSW 2153
  • Parramatta – Westfield Parramatta, 159-175 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150

 

For a full list of bank and ATM locations, please visit:

ANZ Location Finder

CommBank Location Finder

Westpac Location Finder

St George Location Finder

NAB Location Finder

Suncorp Location Finder

BOQ Location Finder

Norwest Dental Centre
Dr Michael Schokman
1/ 33 Lexington Drive, Bella Vista
Ph: 9836 4666

 

Pendle Hill Family Dental Centre
156 Pendle Way, Pendle Hill
Ph: 9631 0988

 

Wentworthville Family Dental
31 Dunmore Street, Wentworthville
Ph: 8677 1021

Toongabbie
Fitzwilliam Road Medical Centre
62 Fitzwilliam Road, Ph: 9873 0085
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 8.00am – 12.30pm 1.30pm-6.00pm; Saturday 8.00am – 12.00pm, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Pathology: Available 6 days
Bulk bill, female and male doctors available

Dr Alice Park Surgery
17 Fitzwilliam Rd, Ph: 9896 0011 (By appt. ONLY) 8724 6300 (after hours)
Opening Hours: Mon to Wed & Fri 9.00am – 1.00pm, 2.00pm – 6.00pm; Thu 9:00am – 1:00pm; Sat & Sun – closed.
Bulk bill.

Toongabbie Family Practice
52 Aurelia Street, Ph: 9636 2337.
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 8.30am – 6.00pm; Sat 8.30am – 12noon
Bulk bill, female and male doctors available.

Toongabbie Medical Practice
13 Aurelia Street, Ph: 9636 7636.
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 8.30am – 1.00pm, 2.30pm – 5.30pm; Saturday 8.30am – 12noon
Bulk bill, female & male doctors available.

 

Wentworthville

Wentworthville Medical Medical & Dental Centre
122-128 Station Street, Ph: 8868 3800
Opening Hours: Weekdays 7am – 8pm; Weekends 8am – 6pm.
Bulk bill, female and male doctors available.

 

Winston Hills

Winston Hills Medical Centre & Family Practice
Shop 68, Winston Hills Mall, Caroline Chisholm Drive, Ph: 9838 4800 or 8724 6300 (after hours)
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm; Sunday closed.
Pathology: Mon to Fri 8:30am – 1pm, Saturday 9am – 12pm

Toongabbie

Old Toongabbie Healthsave Pharmacy
58-62 Fitzwilliam Road, Ph: 9631 3177

Discount Drug Store
13 Aurelia Street, Ph: 9631 3268

Westmead Hospital
Cnr Darcy Rd & Hawkesbury Rd
Enquiries: 8890 5555

 

Blacktown Hospital
18 Blacktown Road
Enquiries: 9881 8000

Use the following contacts if you are overwhelmed by anxiety, stress, memory problems, relationship difficulties, depression, panic attacks, sleeping problems, life transition issues, grief and loss, or any other stressful life situation, or experience a lack of self confidence and self-control, such as needing help with anger management.

 

College Counsellor Mr Scott Carroll
Free Appointments with Campion College Counsellor Mr Scott Carroll
Mr Carroll is on campus on Wednesdays for a morning or afternoon appointment.
Our Executive Assistant Mrs Marian Foster emails the available time slots each week, and you can book an appointment directly with Scott via email: s.carroll@campion.edu.au

* The Australian Government is now providing up to 20 Medicare-subsidised individual psychological therapy sessions each calendar year until 30 June 2022. To access support talk to your GP. Further details: www.headtohealth.gov.au

 

Counsellor/Psychologist
Dr Paulette Corry Calabro (Adjunct Appointment—Clinical Psychologist and Qualified Counselling Services)
Ph: 0458 011 444 | Email: paulette@silverpsychology.com.au

 

Psychologist
Anne-Marie Goes (Holistic Therapy Approach within the Catholic Ethos)
Bethany Health Centre, 18A Margret St, Strathfield
Ph: 8756 5155, 0402 472 619 | Email: 
goes.spychologist@gmail.com

 

Psychologist
Renee Moore (crisis intervention and short and long-term therapy for a range of problems incl. anxiety and adjustment disorders and addiction)
Renee Moore Psychology, Suite 5/80 Cecil Ave, Castle Hill, as well as Genesis Medical Practice, Level 1/Unit 29; 74-76 Rawson Street, Epping
Ph: 0410 621 161 | Email: contact@reneemoorepsychology.com.au

 

Catholic Care
Free Appointments with Campion College Counsellor Mr Scott Carroll
Booking through Marian Ph: (02) 9896 9317 | Email: Scott.Carroll@ccss.org.au
Head Office Parramatta, 10 Victoria Rd, (02) 8843 2500 or (02) 8843 2575
Catholic Care Blacktown (02) 8843 2530

 

Lifeline Australia
24/7 counselling service Ph: 13 11 14

 

Kidshelpline counselling service
Ph: 1800 55 1800
Free for people aged 5-25 years
Call, email and chat available

 

Mission Australia
Support line Ph: 1800 152 152
Creative Youth Initiative Ph: 9356 0600

 

Headspace
Appointments and online resources)
Parramatta Ph: 1300 737 616; Castle Hill Ph: 9393 9800

 

National Sexual Assault Counselling Services
Ph: 1800 737 732 | www.1800respect.org.au
Ph: 1800 211 028 | www.sexualassaultcounselling.org.au

 

Online resources

 

Local Attractions

There is so much to see and do in the local area and beyond! Check out the map below for some of our favourite shops, restaurants, parks and attractions in the local area. Alternatively, click this link to view in Google Maps.

 

In the meantime, we recommend the following local attractions to get you started…

Fitzwilliam Road Shops (5-10 min walk)
Meze&Kebabs, IGA Old Toongabbie, Chemist and GP, Picasso Takeaway, Memphis9 Café, Culture Grounds Expresso

Bungaree Road Shops (10 minute walk)
Bottle shop, Chemist, Post office/news agency, Hamburger shop, Butcher

Toongabbie & Seven Hills

  • Toongabbie Sports & Bowling Club (12 Station Rd Toongabbie) – outdoor entertainment and dining area, bistro, bowling greens
  • Hills Indoor Sports Centre (20 Distribution Place Seven Hills) – soccer, cricket, netball and baseball facilities

Parramatta

  • Westfield Parramatta – Five-storey shopping complex
  • ‘Eat Street’ (Church St) – Restaurant precinct
  • Parramatta Park (10 minute walk from Parramatta Station) – Cafes, picnic areas, walking tracks, Old Government House
  • Lake Parramatta Reserve (Lackey St North Parramatta) – Café, picnic, BBQ, swimming, boat hire, bushwalking