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  • From the Principal

     Date:  16-Oct-19  09:56      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed. 31     Section:   From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Head of Junior School

    Junior School Fair - Friday 4.30pm-7.30pm 

     Date:  16-Oct-19  09:52      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed. 31     Section:   Junior School

    Director of Identity

     Date:  16-Oct-19  09:47      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed. 31     Section:   Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Director of Sport

    Term 4 Sport! 

     Date:  16-Oct-19  09:22      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed. 31     Section:   Senior School Sport

    Community News

    News from outside the College gates!

     Date:  16-Oct-19  09:10      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed. 31     Section:   Community News Junior School Senior School

    From the Principal

    End of Term 3

     Date:  25-Sep-19  10:26      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.30     Section:   From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal

    Some Holiday Reminders!

     Date:  25-Sep-19  10:10      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.30     Section:   Senior School

    Heads of Junior School

    Mrs Fiona Chambers and Mrs Jo Messer

     Date:  25-Sep-19  10:06      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.30     Section:   Junior School

    Director of Identity

    Being young men of Deeds and not Words alone!

     Date:  25-Sep-19  10:00      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.30     Section:   Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Junior School Sport

    Well done Isaac! 

     Date:  25-Sep-19  09:41      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.30     Section:   Junior School Sport

    Director of Sport

    Gadomski Cup, Athletics, Canoe Polo and Soccer Grand Final 

     Date:  25-Sep-19  09:27      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.30     Section:   Senior School Sport

    Community News

    School Holiday Programs 

     Date:  25-Sep-19  08:59      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.30     Section:   Community News Junior School Senior School

    From the Principal

    A Busy Week! 

     Date:  18-Sep-19  10:11      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.29     Section:   From the Principal Junior School Senior School
  • From the Principal

      2019 V.08 Ed. 31
     From the Principal
    Junior School
    Senior School
     16-Oct-19  21:56

    Head of Junior School

    Junior School Fair - Friday 4.30pm-7.30pm 

      2019 V.08 Ed. 31
     Junior School
     16-Oct-19  21:52

    Director of Identity

      2019 V.08 Ed. 31
     Faith & Identity
    Junior School
    Senior School
     16-Oct-19  21:47

    Director of Sport

    Term 4 Sport! 

      2019 V.08 Ed. 31
     Senior School
    Sport
     16-Oct-19  21:22

    Community News

    News from outside the College gates!

      2019 V.08 Ed. 31
     Community News
    Junior School
    Senior School
     16-Oct-19  21:10

    From the Principal

    End of Term 3

      2019 V.08 Ed.30
     From the Principal
    Junior School
    Senior School
     25-Sep-19  22:26

    Deputy Principal

    Some Holiday Reminders!

      2019 V.08 Ed.30
     Senior School
     25-Sep-19  22:10

    Heads of Junior School

    Mrs Fiona Chambers and Mrs Jo Messer

      2019 V.08 Ed.30
     Junior School
     25-Sep-19  22:06

    Director of Identity

    Being young men of Deeds and not Words alone!

      2019 V.08 Ed.30
     Faith & Identity
    Junior School
    Senior School
     25-Sep-19  22:00

    Junior School Sport

    Well done Isaac! 

      2019 V.08 Ed.30
     Junior School
    Sport
     25-Sep-19  21:41

    Director of Sport

    Gadomski Cup, Athletics, Canoe Polo and Soccer Grand Final 

      2019 V.08 Ed.30
     Senior School
    Sport
     25-Sep-19  21:27

    Community News

    School Holiday Programs 

      2019 V.08 Ed.30
     Community News
    Junior School
    Senior School
     25-Sep-19  20:59

    From the Principal

    A Busy Week! 

      2019 V.08 Ed.29
     From the Principal
    Junior School
    Senior School
     18-Sep-19  22:11
  • From the Principal


    Date: 16-Oct-19  09:56  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed. 31 Section: From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal


    Date: 16-Oct-19  09:55  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed. 31 Section: Senior School

    Head of Junior School

    Junior School Fair - Friday 4.30pm-7.30pm 


    Date: 16-Oct-19  09:52  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed. 31 Section: Junior School

    Director of Identity


    Date: 16-Oct-19  09:47  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed. 31 Section: Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Director of Learning and Teaching


    Date: 16-Oct-19  09:44  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed. 31 Section: Senior School

    Assistant Deputy Principal - Students and Transitions

    Student Leadership, Futsal, Grade 7 Transition and Grade 10 News

    Student Leadership

    We have started the process of selecting the student leaders for 2020. Sixteen of our Grade 9 students have written excellent applications to fulfil the roles of College Captain and College Vice Captain. Mr Blizzard and Mr Webster have been interviewing the boys this week. Once complete Grade 9 and 10 boys and the staff will have an opportunity to vote for who they think is the most qualified to represent the College in these important positions.

    Once this is decided, the process for the other House Leadership positions will take place and be announced by the middle of November.

    Staff have been very pleased with the standard, quality and diverse nature of the young men who have indicated they are willing to be leaders for 2020.

     

    Futsal Tournament

    The annual Pastoral Care Futsal tournament has entered the second round of the knock-out competition with semi-finals this week.

    With valuable House Points up for grabs, the speed of the games and the standard of play has really increased.

     

    Grade 7 2020 Transition

    The transition process for the Grade 7 group of 2020 has started with visits to many of our feeder schools. As a College we attract students from all over Hobart and surrounding areas and from different backgrounds and experiences. It is important we know as much about our new St Virgil’s men so we can prepare for their smooth transition to high school.

     

    Grade 10 Final Term

    Our Grade 10s has started their final term at the College, one that will be both busy and rewarding. The boys have been challenged to make the most of their remaining time at Austins Ferry, and prepare themselves for upcoming exams in Week 5 and 6.

    Preparations for end of year celebrations are well underway, the boys will be asked to consider table requests and taken through some other important processes like lodging a Transition Statement, a new requirement of the State Government, during Welfare next week.

     

     

     


    Date: 16-Oct-19  09:41  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed. 31 Section: Senior School

    Parents and Friends Association

    Fair Updates!

    Raffle Books

    The oldest student in each family received a raffle book for the 2019 P&F Raffle at the end of Term 3.

    Boys learnt that the PC Group That Sells the Most Raffle Books Will Be Rewarded with A FREE LUNCH kindly provided by the Parents & Friends Association!

    If you love the taste of pizza (and other yummy treats), get busy over the holidays and sell all the tickets in your raffle book! And then come to the Front Office and ask for another book! And Another!

    The Raffle will be drawn on Wednesday November 20, with all the books to be returned by Monday November 18.

     

    Fair Helpers Needed!

    We are seeking Volunteers on the day to assist us with various jobs, including:

    • Chocolate Wheel - assistance on Friday November 15 to put together prize packages
    • Rides - 2 -3 people to assist with ticket taking
    • Cold Drinks - ensuring all stalls have enough cold drinks on hand for sale.
    • Selling Raffle Tickets on the night
    • Volunteers to assist on many other stalls.

    If you can assist in any way possible, please do not hesitate to contact members of the Fair Committee:

    Kate Clark:                  kate.allison76@outlook.com    0437 172500

    Michelle Brown:           brownfoxcanvas@gmail.com    0438 508755

     

    The Fair Committee are still seeking the following items to assist us.

    • Second hand Books
    • Bottles of Wine
    • Bagged & Wrapped Lollies
    • Chocolate Wheel Prizes
    • Donations of the above will be much appreciated at the School Front Office.

     

    Items for the Chocolate Wheel and Silent Auctions

    We are seeking donations from members of the Senior School community for the Fair.

    The more donations we receive, the more successful the Fair will be.  Please find listed below some suggested items that would be very helpful.  If you are able to donate any of these items please drop them into the Front Office or Student Services.

    Donations could include:

    Appliances, Restaurant, Hair or Activity Vouchers, Sports Gear, Power Tools, Giftware, Wine, Hampers & Gift Packs, artworks, books, Garden and shed/tool items, chocolate and fine foods.

     

    Krispy Kremes

    We’re hosting a delicious Krispy Kreme Fundraiser to raise funds for St Virgil’s College Senior School Fair.

    Follow the link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/st-virgils-college-krispy-kreme-fundraiser-tickets-73771535649

    Or email/call Kate on 0437172500 to arrange an order.

     

    Last day to order is November 1 2019, and you can collect your dozens on November 18 2019 at the School Fair at 7.00pm

    Thank you for your support of our boys and the 2019 Fair.

    Kate Clark 

    President

     


    Date: 16-Oct-19  09:33  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed. 31 Section: Senior School

    Director of Sport

    Term 4 Sport! 

    A number of Term 4 sports commence next week including Grade 7&8 Cricket, Touch Football and Tennis. Sailing and rowing are already well underway with participants training hard in preparation for upcoming seasons.

    Please keep an eye on the Sport website and Facebook for updates:

    Sailing 

    The team draw and schedule of events for the 2019/20 Inter School Team Sailing can be found below.

    The College will bus the boys to Sandy Bay each Tuesday straight after school for races.

    https://www.sailingyouth.org.au/statechamps/tasmania/

     

    Grade 9 Athletics Helpers

    Thank you and well done to Grade 9 students who assisted with the running of the St John's Catholic School Primary Athletics Carnival. The boys did a fantastic job and displayed excellent leadership and teamwork to assist staff and students at St John's. Well done boys.


    Date: 16-Oct-19  09:22  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed. 31 Section: Senior School Sport

    Community News

    News from outside the College gates!

    ASC Sports Camps

     A 30% early booking discount on all ASC 3-day camps is available to all participants who book by Sunday 24 November 2019. After 24 November, siblings always receive a 15% discount. Further information can be found on the ASC website https://australiansportscamps.com.au or by contacting the office. 

     

     


    Date: 16-Oct-19  09:10  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed. 31 Section: Community News Junior School Senior School

    From the Principal

    End of Term 3

    As we come to the end of another term, I would like to take this opportunity to thank students for their ongoing commitment to their education and life at St Virgil’s and also for taking up the many opportunities on offer through the extra-curricular programmes. I particularly thank parents and staff, especially those whom volunteer so readily to assist in sporting, canteen and other areas within the College. Your generosity of time is greatly appreciated.

    I wish the boys an enjoyable and restful couple of week’s holiday to return refreshed and ready for a very busy Term 4. Please note that all students will begin Term 4 on both campuses at the normal time on Monday October 14.

     

    Fairs Support – Both Campuses

    Thank you to those who have offered support for the upcoming Fairs. I encourage anyone who is available to help at either event to contact the coordinators:

    Junior School Fair – Friday October 18  

    Kerry Lyden                           kerry@astas.com.au                           0400 668 795

    Senior School  Fair - Monday November 18   

    Kate Clark                               kate.allison76@outlook.com              0437 172 500

    Michelle Brown                      brownfoxcanvas@gmail.com              0428 508 755

     

     

    Support for Victims and Survivors of Sexual Abuse

    In 2018 Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) provided an important and heartfelt apology to the victims and survivors of sexual abuse in its schools. EREA’s apology can be found at https://www.erea.edu.au/about-us/erea-apology-to-victims-and-survivors-of-sexual-abuse

    As part of EREA, St Virgil’s is committed to standing in solidarity with victims and survivors of institutional sexual abuse. The following information is provided by the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office who have requested it be distributed via the newsletters of schools across the State.

    If you experienced institutional sexual abuse as a child you are likely to be eligible under the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. The Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) offer a free and confidential support service for people who are seeking information on, or wanting to apply to, the National Redress Scheme. To find out more you can contact SASS on (03) 6231 0044, or go to our website https://www.sass.org.au/redress-scheme-support-service.


    Date: 25-Sep-19  10:26  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal

    Some Holiday Reminders!

    The term break provides a perfect opportunity for boys to prepare for the run home to the end of the year! It is important that all students maintain momentum throughout the term, particularly Grade 10s who are approaching end of semester exams and the ceremonies that go with leaving the College.

    I have regularly said that good results are inextricably linked to preparation and hard work. During the holidays all boys are asked to ensure they they undertake tasks which prepare them for a big Term 4. Specifically:

    • Ensure all stationery items are re-stocked for Term 4.
    • Some stationery may be at the bottom of the bag with a mouldy banana or apple - so clean that out!
    • Take some time to rest - sleep is vitally important for teenage boys so make sure you get good amounts of it.
    • Ensure your hair complies with the College's expectations. Complying with what is expected of you re-confirms your support for the College and your intention to always do your best.
    • Set some goals for the term - they could be academic, music, service or sport. If you aim at nothing you will certainly hit it, so re-focus your aim for the rest of 2019 and beyond.
    • Most importantly have a great break with family and friends. Take the time to enjoy the company of parents and siblings and don't hesitate to tell them, and show them, how important they are in your life.

    I look forward to welcoming boys back for a successful and enjoyable Term 4.


    Date: 25-Sep-19  10:10  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Senior School

    Heads of Junior School

    Mrs Fiona Chambers and Mrs Jo Messer

    Grade 4 Camp - Mrs Messer

    Last week I was fortunate to be able to spend time with the Grade 4s on their annual camp to the East Coast of Tasmania. We were blessed with wonderful weather for the three days. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Rasmussen and Mrs Weston for their organisation of the camp, as well as Mrs Read and Mr Terhell. It can be difficult for staff attend camp as often they have to leave young families at home. We appreciate all the hard work and effort that went into making this camp such a wonderful experience for all the Grade 4 boys.

    We certainly covered a few kilometres and experienced some spectacular views. I was proud of the boys who were also challenged on the somewhat rough ferry trip back across the Mercury Passage from Maria Island to Triabunna. The good thing is we all made it back safe and sound! I would also like to thank Michelle and Campbell Hills (Grade 9) for hosting us at Campbell’s grandfather’s property, Rostrevor at Triabunna.

    Grade 4 Camp: Henry Mollon  

    Last Wednesday, all thirty five grade fours went to camp. It was an hour and forty-five minute drive to Spring Beach Youth Camp. Around three quarters of the way to our camp destination we stopped at a park called ‘Our Park’ in Orford. We had morning tea there, then set off for Spring Beach Youth Camp. The reason we went was to get some outdoor experience. When we got there, I was amazed that it was a two-story building, and how long it was. After we had unpacked our gear, we went outside to do a lot of fun activities like volleyball, archery, a commando course and spotlighting. My favourite activity was spotlighting because we got to go out and explore the bush at night.

     

    The next day we went to Maria Island. We saw a lot of wombats, bandicoots and wallabies. We walked around 25 kilometres. Some of the views were amazing. We had lunch at a convict- built dam, before we walked to an area that had a lot of convict ruins. After that we walked to a beach and waited for our ferry. It was a very bumpy ride compared to the way there. The next morning we left Spring Beach Youth Camp and went for a small two kilometre bush walk. Then it was time to go to Hills’ farm in Triabunna for a play at their beach and lunch. We fed some lambs their bottled milk and went to look around a shearing shed. Then it was time to go back to school. Everyone had a great time at camp.

     

    Mrs Ogle on Leave

    Next term, Mrs Karen Ogle is taking a well-earned long service leave break. Karen will be busy though as she the organiser of the Australian Tournament of Minds Competition, to be held here in Hobart. Mrs Ogle will be replaced by Mr Phil Weston for Term 4. We would like to wish both Mrs Ogle and Mr Weston good luck for their respective adventures ahead!

     

    Junior School Fair and Footy Colours Day

    This Friday is Footy Colours Day where we encourage all boys to bring in an item of clothing from their favourite code or sporting team. Traditionally called Footy Colours Day as it is in the lead up to the AFL Grand Final. Boys are to come in their sports uniform and bring their items to change into.

    We are also asking that this Friday the boys bring in a donated item for the Junior School Fair, which is only a couple of weeks away. We are looking for items for the Chocolate Wheel, coloured hair spray for the extreme makeover stall, gift vouchers or cards.

    We also need more volunteers to help for an hour or two on some stalls. If you can please email or call Michelle in the office.

     

    Fair Poster Competition:
    All boys were invited to design a poster advertising our school Fair. Congratulations to Jack Byrne (5S) and Mandela Young (5S) who are our overall winners who both receive a Golden Ticket for the Fair. We also have some class winners: Ryan Hodge (6L), Jack Elms McCarthy (6C), Cooper Todd (4R) and Pier Giorgio Rigoli (3D). Each of these boys receive a meal and drink voucher.

    Mandela Young's Poster 

    Jack Byrne's Poster 

    Flowers

    We are seeking donations of flowers such as: proteas, native flowers and foliage that we can use to create similar bouquets as depicted below:  If you have some flowers in your garden which could be made into arrangements for our flower stall at the Fair, and are happy to donate, please send them in on the Thursday before the Fair (October 17).

    Class stalls for the FAIR:
    Each class is in the process of organising their class stall. Your son will be asked by the class teacher either through diary notes, Google Classroom or See Saw to bring in small prizes for these stalls. Items such as little cars, packets of textas, erasures or pencils; bouncy balls, etc (Just keep in mind we need prizes for girls and boys.) Other prizes may include boxes of fizzy drinks or small packets of chips which we split and give out as a prize.

    The class stalls are popular with younger children because they like the activities and everyone can have a go. These stalls this year include Footy Handpass, Whack the Rat, Lucky Ladder, Marshmallow Shooters, Lucky Jars, Lollipop Lotto and Sticks in the Sand. There will be many other exciting things to do and see at the Fair.

     

    Grade 6s Try Rowing Day

    A ‘Come and Try Rowing’ experience is being offered to all our Grade 6 students this Friday September 27.  This will take place at the SVC Rowing sheds. All boys will have the opportunity to get out on the water as well as experience an ‘ergo’ (rowing machine). We thank Oliver Wilson Haffenden for providing this experience for the boys. Who knows, we may have a future Olympian, like Scott Brennan in our midst?

     

    We would like to take this opportunity to wish all students, families and staff a relaxing and well-earned holiday break. School will resume on Monday October 14.


    Date: 25-Sep-19  10:06  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Junior School

    Director of Identity

    Being young men of Deeds and not Words alone!

    “This charism of liberation, compassion and presence drives us and draws us into closer relationship with Christ, with each other and with the earth itself.” EREA Charter

    Inspired by Jesus, Blessed Edmund Rice saw a need in his local community and created educational opportunities for the young boys of Waterford.  As young men of St Virgil’s we are encouraged to look beyond ourselves and become men of ‘Deeds not Words Alone”.  As we reflect on the end of another busy term, we remember the words of a well-known story from the Gospel of Matthew.

    Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

    We might ask ourselves, ‘How is this story relevant to me? What does it mean to clothe and feed someone or to be present with someone who is unwell, imprisoned or a stranger?’

    Many of us have taken up the challenge to be servant leaders and to bring this Gospel story alive though our actions. Throughout Term 3 on Friday afternoons, Grade 7 and Grade 8 students packed hampers at Foodbank so that a hungry family had food to eat and they spent time in the company of the residents at Strathaven and Strathglen. Others made the personal choice to stand in solidarity with the people of Kiribas and Tuvalu by amplifying their voice at the recent Global Climate Rally. Many of our families have donated clothing to the Vinnies Winter Clothes Drive and our Boots & Bras East African Sportswear appeal. Funds were also raised for sick children in Hobart hospitals through the Give me 5 for Kids campaign. And this is only a small example of the many everyday moments when St Virgil’s students look beyond themselves to feed, clothe, visit and care for others and demonstrate the Edmund Rice Charism of liberation, compassion and presence.

     


    Date: 25-Sep-19  10:00  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Learning and Teaching

    Grade 8 Food Technology 

    Grade 8 celebrating the end of the term in Design & Technology Food with a healthy hamburger!

    Lunch time on the Principal's Lawn!

     


    Date: 25-Sep-19  09:56  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Senior School

    Assistant Deputy Principal - Students and Transition

    Student Leadership, Work Experience and PC Futsal Tournament

    2020 Student Leadership

    Applications for the 2020 College Captain have now opened. Voting for College Captain will happen early next term. Voting for other leadership roles will be conducted soon after that. It has been really pleasing to see the number of Grade 9 boys coming along to the Leadership workshops, willing to give up their lunch times to gain some knowledge of what it takes to be a good leader.

    Work Experience

    Term 3 Work Experience has completed for another year. Well over 100 of our Grade 10s have taken the opportunity to see what work life is all about in an area or industry they are interested in, giving the boys fantastic learnings and experiences in a real work setting. We hope the experiences will really set the boys up as they make important subject choices over the coming years. Many thanks must be given to Mrs Cindy Gangell whose tireless work has given the boys the opportunities with very generous employers. Thanks also must be given to the many teachers who gave up their own time to visit the boys on site.

    PC Futsal Tournament

    The annual Pastoral Care Group Futsal tournament has started with games running most lunch times through to the end of term. Second round and finals will be played early in Term 4.

     

     


    Date: 25-Sep-19  09:44  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Senior School

    Junior School Sport

    Well done Isaac! 

    Well done to Isaac Dixon who ended up 6th overall in the Combined event with 1198 points in the School Sports Australia titles in Darwin last week.  Isaac improved one place and 200 points from 2018! over the event he achieved 2 PB’s out of the 4 events!


    Date: 25-Sep-19  09:41  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Junior School Sport

    Director of Sport

    Gadomski Cup, Athletics, Canoe Polo and Soccer Grand Final 

    Alex Gadmoski Fellowship Cup

    Back to Back Alex Gadomski Cup victories for SVC defeating Hutchins by 6 goals in a keenly contested game -.9.6.60 to 3.6.24.

    Congratulations to both teams and the Spirit in which the match was played. Great to see so many family and friends, staff, and past and present students supporting such a heart felt and wonderful cause.

    Athletics

    State SATIS Athletics Carnival last Saturday was cancelled just after 2.30pm due to wet weather. Unfortunately no age group pennants or overall shields were awarded. SVC were comfortably leading in most divisions when the event was rightfully called off.

    Team SVC was doing extremely well in very difficult and testing conditions. Lots of PB's, outstanding performances and true SVC Spirit on display.

    Grade 10 Soccer Grand Final 

    What a great match for the Grade 10 SSATIS Soccer Grand Final between SVC and Sacred Heart at Austins Ferry. The opposition came out firing in the first half to be up 4 - 0 at half time. After some inspirational words by Mr Lapolla at the break, SVC fought hard in the second half but just couldn't take advantage of their time in possession, eventually going down in a honourable loss, 2-4. Congratulations to Sacred Heart who were too good on the day. A great season boys and a big thank you to Mr Lapolla and Ms Van for their expert coaching and mentoring.

    Canoe Polo 

    Congratulations to Team SVC on winning their Grand Final last night in Canoe Polo at the Clarence Aquatic Centre.

    Team SVC 6 vs Collegiate/Paddle Power 2.

    The boys skills and game play significantly improved throughout the season and they represented the College with pride and fantastic SVC spirit.

    Well done boys and a big thanks to Mr Harder and Mr Terhell.

     

     


    Date: 25-Sep-19  09:27  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Senior School Sport

    Senior School Canteen

    Weekly Roster 

    DayDate   
    MondayOctober 14Barbara OatsHelp Needed Sharon Roach
    TuesdayOctober 15Linda KerschbaumRosa Marshall 
    WednesdayOctober 16Pat ButcherHelp Needed Meika Stebbings
    ThursdayOctober 17Michelle Bailey 
    FridayOctober 18Michelle BarrowKarina HalysSally Feldmanis

    Date: 25-Sep-19  09:01  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Senior School

    Community News

    School Holiday Programs 

     


    Date: 25-Sep-19  08:59  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Community News Junior School Senior School

    From the Principal

    A Busy Week! 

    Climate Action Day – Friday September 20

    A reminder that the full programme of classes will be running on both campuses on Friday September 20. Staff have briefed the boys about expectations for the day and the importance of making an informed choice about attendance at the event. It has been pleasing to see boys doing their research in this regard and respecting other boys' decision in this matter.

    If you and your son have decided to attend the Climate Action Rally, please remember that he will need to catch up on classes that he misses.

     

    End of Term

    As we near the end of another term I hope that the boys and parents enjoy the opportunity provided by a refreshing break from school for a couple of weeks.  The last day of term is Friday September 27 and it will be a normal school day for all students.

    All students will begin Term 4 on both campuses on Monday October 14 at the normal school commencement time.

     

    Japan Trip

    Next week a group of students and teachers are travelling to Japan and I wish them a wonderful, enriching experience whilst there. I know the boys are very appreciative of this opportunity to broaden their knowledge and language skills and I thank the teachers who are accompanying the boys on this trip. We look forward to following the groups trip on our social media sites over

     

    Fairs support – both campuses

    During Term 4 both of our campuses will be holding Fairs and I ask you to consider being involved and support our coordinators and stall holders as much as possible. If you are able to donate goods or contribute your time on either day, I encourage you to contact our Coordinators at both sites.

    Junior School Fair – Friday October 18 

    Kerry Lyden                           kerry@astas.com.au                           0400 668 795

    Senior School  Fair - Monday November 18 

    Kate Clark                               kate.allison76@outlook.com              0437 172 500

    Michelle Brown                      brownfoxcanvas@gmail.com              0428 508 755

     

    Tassie Hawks Cup 

    Congratulations to our 1st XVIII who on Tuesday won the Tassie Hawks Cup in a comprehensive display of team football. The boys were very disciplined and represented the College with great pride and sportsmanship. Thank you to our coaching team of Mark Beck, Dave Webster and Kevin Anders.

    NBL Blitz

    A touch of razzle-dazzle descended upon the College this morning with the Illawarra Hawks visiting the senior school as part of this weekend's NBL Blitz. The team played some informal games with groups of our students and showcased their amazing skills - our rings got a workout with former Boomer David Anderson (212 cm), dunking with ease! A highlight was the appearance of future NBA Top 10 draftee LaMelo James, who despite being only 18 is an internet sensation and known to all boys who follow basketball. When his name is called next year and his face is beamed around the world, all boys in attendance will recall the day when he was effortlessly dropping 3 point shots in our gym!

    These experiences are wonderful for our young men and I would particularly like to thank Mr Moschogianis and Mr Dalton for bringing it all together. Perhaps it will inspire one of our young players to aim for the NBL - and the NBA!

     


    Date: 18-Sep-19  10:11  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.29 Section: From the Principal Junior School Senior School
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    Date: 16-Oct-19  09:56  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed. 31 Section: From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal


    Date: 16-Oct-19  09:55  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed. 31 Section: Senior School

    Head of Junior School

    Junior School Fair - Friday 4.30pm-7.30pm 


    Date: 16-Oct-19  09:52  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed. 31 Section: Junior School

    Director of Identity


    Date: 16-Oct-19  09:47  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed. 31 Section: Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Director of Learning and Teaching


    Date: 16-Oct-19  09:44  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed. 31 Section: Senior School

    Assistant Deputy Principal - Students and Transitions

    Student Leadership, Futsal, Grade 7 Transition and Grade 10 News

    Student Leadership

    We have started the process of selecting the student leaders for 2020. Sixteen of our Grade 9 students have written excellent applications to fulfil the roles of College Captain and College Vice Captain. Mr Blizzard and Mr Webster have been interviewing the boys this week. Once complete Grade 9 and 10 boys and the staff will have an opportunity to vote for who they think is the most qualified to represent the College in these important positions.

    Once this is decided, the process for the other House Leadership positions will take place and be announced by the middle of November.

    Staff have been very pleased with the standard, quality and diverse nature of the young men who have indicated they are willing to be leaders for 2020.

     

    Futsal Tournament

    The annual Pastoral Care Futsal tournament has entered the second round of the knock-out competition with semi-finals this week.

    With valuable House Points up for grabs, the speed of the games and the standard of play has really increased.

     

    Grade 7 2020 Transition

    The transition process for the Grade 7 group of 2020 has started with visits to many of our feeder schools. As a College we attract students from all over Hobart and surrounding areas and from different backgrounds and experiences. It is important we know as much about our new St Virgil’s men so we can prepare for their smooth transition to high school.

     

    Grade 10 Final Term

    Our Grade 10s has started their final term at the College, one that will be both busy and rewarding. The boys have been challenged to make the most of their remaining time at Austins Ferry, and prepare themselves for upcoming exams in Week 5 and 6.

    Preparations for end of year celebrations are well underway, the boys will be asked to consider table requests and taken through some other important processes like lodging a Transition Statement, a new requirement of the State Government, during Welfare next week.

     

     

     


    Date: 16-Oct-19  09:41  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed. 31 Section: Senior School

    Parents and Friends Association

    Fair Updates!

    Raffle Books

    The oldest student in each family received a raffle book for the 2019 P&F Raffle at the end of Term 3.

    Boys learnt that the PC Group That Sells the Most Raffle Books Will Be Rewarded with A FREE LUNCH kindly provided by the Parents & Friends Association!

    If you love the taste of pizza (and other yummy treats), get busy over the holidays and sell all the tickets in your raffle book! And then come to the Front Office and ask for another book! And Another!

    The Raffle will be drawn on Wednesday November 20, with all the books to be returned by Monday November 18.

     

    Fair Helpers Needed!

    We are seeking Volunteers on the day to assist us with various jobs, including:

    • Chocolate Wheel - assistance on Friday November 15 to put together prize packages
    • Rides - 2 -3 people to assist with ticket taking
    • Cold Drinks - ensuring all stalls have enough cold drinks on hand for sale.
    • Selling Raffle Tickets on the night
    • Volunteers to assist on many other stalls.

    If you can assist in any way possible, please do not hesitate to contact members of the Fair Committee:

    Kate Clark:                  kate.allison76@outlook.com    0437 172500

    Michelle Brown:           brownfoxcanvas@gmail.com    0438 508755

     

    The Fair Committee are still seeking the following items to assist us.

    • Second hand Books
    • Bottles of Wine
    • Bagged & Wrapped Lollies
    • Chocolate Wheel Prizes
    • Donations of the above will be much appreciated at the School Front Office.

     

    Items for the Chocolate Wheel and Silent Auctions

    We are seeking donations from members of the Senior School community for the Fair.

    The more donations we receive, the more successful the Fair will be.  Please find listed below some suggested items that would be very helpful.  If you are able to donate any of these items please drop them into the Front Office or Student Services.

    Donations could include:

    Appliances, Restaurant, Hair or Activity Vouchers, Sports Gear, Power Tools, Giftware, Wine, Hampers & Gift Packs, artworks, books, Garden and shed/tool items, chocolate and fine foods.

     

    Krispy Kremes

    We’re hosting a delicious Krispy Kreme Fundraiser to raise funds for St Virgil’s College Senior School Fair.

    Follow the link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/st-virgils-college-krispy-kreme-fundraiser-tickets-73771535649

    Or email/call Kate on 0437172500 to arrange an order.

     

    Last day to order is November 1 2019, and you can collect your dozens on November 18 2019 at the School Fair at 7.00pm

    Thank you for your support of our boys and the 2019 Fair.

    Kate Clark 

    President

     


    Date: 16-Oct-19  09:33  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed. 31 Section: Senior School

    Director of Sport

    Term 4 Sport! 

    A number of Term 4 sports commence next week including Grade 7&8 Cricket, Touch Football and Tennis. Sailing and rowing are already well underway with participants training hard in preparation for upcoming seasons.

    Please keep an eye on the Sport website and Facebook for updates:

    Sailing 

    The team draw and schedule of events for the 2019/20 Inter School Team Sailing can be found below.

    The College will bus the boys to Sandy Bay each Tuesday straight after school for races.

    https://www.sailingyouth.org.au/statechamps/tasmania/

     

    Grade 9 Athletics Helpers

    Thank you and well done to Grade 9 students who assisted with the running of the St John's Catholic School Primary Athletics Carnival. The boys did a fantastic job and displayed excellent leadership and teamwork to assist staff and students at St John's. Well done boys.


    Date: 16-Oct-19  09:22  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed. 31 Section: Senior School Sport

    Community News

    News from outside the College gates!

    ASC Sports Camps

     A 30% early booking discount on all ASC 3-day camps is available to all participants who book by Sunday 24 November 2019. After 24 November, siblings always receive a 15% discount. Further information can be found on the ASC website https://australiansportscamps.com.au or by contacting the office. 

     

     


    Date: 16-Oct-19  09:10  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed. 31 Section: Community News Junior School Senior School

    From the Principal

    End of Term 3

    As we come to the end of another term, I would like to take this opportunity to thank students for their ongoing commitment to their education and life at St Virgil’s and also for taking up the many opportunities on offer through the extra-curricular programmes. I particularly thank parents and staff, especially those whom volunteer so readily to assist in sporting, canteen and other areas within the College. Your generosity of time is greatly appreciated.

    I wish the boys an enjoyable and restful couple of week’s holiday to return refreshed and ready for a very busy Term 4. Please note that all students will begin Term 4 on both campuses at the normal time on Monday October 14.

     

    Fairs Support – Both Campuses

    Thank you to those who have offered support for the upcoming Fairs. I encourage anyone who is available to help at either event to contact the coordinators:

    Junior School Fair – Friday October 18  

    Kerry Lyden                           kerry@astas.com.au                           0400 668 795

    Senior School  Fair - Monday November 18   

    Kate Clark                               kate.allison76@outlook.com              0437 172 500

    Michelle Brown                      brownfoxcanvas@gmail.com              0428 508 755

     

     

    Support for Victims and Survivors of Sexual Abuse

    In 2018 Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) provided an important and heartfelt apology to the victims and survivors of sexual abuse in its schools. EREA’s apology can be found at https://www.erea.edu.au/about-us/erea-apology-to-victims-and-survivors-of-sexual-abuse

    As part of EREA, St Virgil’s is committed to standing in solidarity with victims and survivors of institutional sexual abuse. The following information is provided by the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office who have requested it be distributed via the newsletters of schools across the State.

    If you experienced institutional sexual abuse as a child you are likely to be eligible under the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. The Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) offer a free and confidential support service for people who are seeking information on, or wanting to apply to, the National Redress Scheme. To find out more you can contact SASS on (03) 6231 0044, or go to our website https://www.sass.org.au/redress-scheme-support-service.


    Date: 25-Sep-19  10:26  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal

    Some Holiday Reminders!

    The term break provides a perfect opportunity for boys to prepare for the run home to the end of the year! It is important that all students maintain momentum throughout the term, particularly Grade 10s who are approaching end of semester exams and the ceremonies that go with leaving the College.

    I have regularly said that good results are inextricably linked to preparation and hard work. During the holidays all boys are asked to ensure they they undertake tasks which prepare them for a big Term 4. Specifically:

    • Ensure all stationery items are re-stocked for Term 4.
    • Some stationery may be at the bottom of the bag with a mouldy banana or apple - so clean that out!
    • Take some time to rest - sleep is vitally important for teenage boys so make sure you get good amounts of it.
    • Ensure your hair complies with the College's expectations. Complying with what is expected of you re-confirms your support for the College and your intention to always do your best.
    • Set some goals for the term - they could be academic, music, service or sport. If you aim at nothing you will certainly hit it, so re-focus your aim for the rest of 2019 and beyond.
    • Most importantly have a great break with family and friends. Take the time to enjoy the company of parents and siblings and don't hesitate to tell them, and show them, how important they are in your life.

    I look forward to welcoming boys back for a successful and enjoyable Term 4.


    Date: 25-Sep-19  10:10  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Senior School

    Heads of Junior School

    Mrs Fiona Chambers and Mrs Jo Messer

    Grade 4 Camp - Mrs Messer

    Last week I was fortunate to be able to spend time with the Grade 4s on their annual camp to the East Coast of Tasmania. We were blessed with wonderful weather for the three days. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Rasmussen and Mrs Weston for their organisation of the camp, as well as Mrs Read and Mr Terhell. It can be difficult for staff attend camp as often they have to leave young families at home. We appreciate all the hard work and effort that went into making this camp such a wonderful experience for all the Grade 4 boys.

    We certainly covered a few kilometres and experienced some spectacular views. I was proud of the boys who were also challenged on the somewhat rough ferry trip back across the Mercury Passage from Maria Island to Triabunna. The good thing is we all made it back safe and sound! I would also like to thank Michelle and Campbell Hills (Grade 9) for hosting us at Campbell’s grandfather’s property, Rostrevor at Triabunna.

    Grade 4 Camp: Henry Mollon  

    Last Wednesday, all thirty five grade fours went to camp. It was an hour and forty-five minute drive to Spring Beach Youth Camp. Around three quarters of the way to our camp destination we stopped at a park called ‘Our Park’ in Orford. We had morning tea there, then set off for Spring Beach Youth Camp. The reason we went was to get some outdoor experience. When we got there, I was amazed that it was a two-story building, and how long it was. After we had unpacked our gear, we went outside to do a lot of fun activities like volleyball, archery, a commando course and spotlighting. My favourite activity was spotlighting because we got to go out and explore the bush at night.

     

    The next day we went to Maria Island. We saw a lot of wombats, bandicoots and wallabies. We walked around 25 kilometres. Some of the views were amazing. We had lunch at a convict- built dam, before we walked to an area that had a lot of convict ruins. After that we walked to a beach and waited for our ferry. It was a very bumpy ride compared to the way there. The next morning we left Spring Beach Youth Camp and went for a small two kilometre bush walk. Then it was time to go to Hills’ farm in Triabunna for a play at their beach and lunch. We fed some lambs their bottled milk and went to look around a shearing shed. Then it was time to go back to school. Everyone had a great time at camp.

     

    Mrs Ogle on Leave

    Next term, Mrs Karen Ogle is taking a well-earned long service leave break. Karen will be busy though as she the organiser of the Australian Tournament of Minds Competition, to be held here in Hobart. Mrs Ogle will be replaced by Mr Phil Weston for Term 4. We would like to wish both Mrs Ogle and Mr Weston good luck for their respective adventures ahead!

     

    Junior School Fair and Footy Colours Day

    This Friday is Footy Colours Day where we encourage all boys to bring in an item of clothing from their favourite code or sporting team. Traditionally called Footy Colours Day as it is in the lead up to the AFL Grand Final. Boys are to come in their sports uniform and bring their items to change into.

    We are also asking that this Friday the boys bring in a donated item for the Junior School Fair, which is only a couple of weeks away. We are looking for items for the Chocolate Wheel, coloured hair spray for the extreme makeover stall, gift vouchers or cards.

    We also need more volunteers to help for an hour or two on some stalls. If you can please email or call Michelle in the office.

     

    Fair Poster Competition:
    All boys were invited to design a poster advertising our school Fair. Congratulations to Jack Byrne (5S) and Mandela Young (5S) who are our overall winners who both receive a Golden Ticket for the Fair. We also have some class winners: Ryan Hodge (6L), Jack Elms McCarthy (6C), Cooper Todd (4R) and Pier Giorgio Rigoli (3D). Each of these boys receive a meal and drink voucher.

    Mandela Young's Poster 

    Jack Byrne's Poster 

    Flowers

    We are seeking donations of flowers such as: proteas, native flowers and foliage that we can use to create similar bouquets as depicted below:  If you have some flowers in your garden which could be made into arrangements for our flower stall at the Fair, and are happy to donate, please send them in on the Thursday before the Fair (October 17).

    Class stalls for the FAIR:
    Each class is in the process of organising their class stall. Your son will be asked by the class teacher either through diary notes, Google Classroom or See Saw to bring in small prizes for these stalls. Items such as little cars, packets of textas, erasures or pencils; bouncy balls, etc (Just keep in mind we need prizes for girls and boys.) Other prizes may include boxes of fizzy drinks or small packets of chips which we split and give out as a prize.

    The class stalls are popular with younger children because they like the activities and everyone can have a go. These stalls this year include Footy Handpass, Whack the Rat, Lucky Ladder, Marshmallow Shooters, Lucky Jars, Lollipop Lotto and Sticks in the Sand. There will be many other exciting things to do and see at the Fair.

     

    Grade 6s Try Rowing Day

    A ‘Come and Try Rowing’ experience is being offered to all our Grade 6 students this Friday September 27.  This will take place at the SVC Rowing sheds. All boys will have the opportunity to get out on the water as well as experience an ‘ergo’ (rowing machine). We thank Oliver Wilson Haffenden for providing this experience for the boys. Who knows, we may have a future Olympian, like Scott Brennan in our midst?

     

    We would like to take this opportunity to wish all students, families and staff a relaxing and well-earned holiday break. School will resume on Monday October 14.


    Date: 25-Sep-19  10:06  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Junior School

    Director of Identity

    Being young men of Deeds and not Words alone!

    “This charism of liberation, compassion and presence drives us and draws us into closer relationship with Christ, with each other and with the earth itself.” EREA Charter

    Inspired by Jesus, Blessed Edmund Rice saw a need in his local community and created educational opportunities for the young boys of Waterford.  As young men of St Virgil’s we are encouraged to look beyond ourselves and become men of ‘Deeds not Words Alone”.  As we reflect on the end of another busy term, we remember the words of a well-known story from the Gospel of Matthew.

    Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

    We might ask ourselves, ‘How is this story relevant to me? What does it mean to clothe and feed someone or to be present with someone who is unwell, imprisoned or a stranger?’

    Many of us have taken up the challenge to be servant leaders and to bring this Gospel story alive though our actions. Throughout Term 3 on Friday afternoons, Grade 7 and Grade 8 students packed hampers at Foodbank so that a hungry family had food to eat and they spent time in the company of the residents at Strathaven and Strathglen. Others made the personal choice to stand in solidarity with the people of Kiribas and Tuvalu by amplifying their voice at the recent Global Climate Rally. Many of our families have donated clothing to the Vinnies Winter Clothes Drive and our Boots & Bras East African Sportswear appeal. Funds were also raised for sick children in Hobart hospitals through the Give me 5 for Kids campaign. And this is only a small example of the many everyday moments when St Virgil’s students look beyond themselves to feed, clothe, visit and care for others and demonstrate the Edmund Rice Charism of liberation, compassion and presence.

     


    Date: 25-Sep-19  10:00  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Learning and Teaching

    Grade 8 Food Technology 

    Grade 8 celebrating the end of the term in Design & Technology Food with a healthy hamburger!

    Lunch time on the Principal's Lawn!

     


    Date: 25-Sep-19  09:56  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Senior School

    Assistant Deputy Principal - Students and Transition

    Student Leadership, Work Experience and PC Futsal Tournament

    2020 Student Leadership

    Applications for the 2020 College Captain have now opened. Voting for College Captain will happen early next term. Voting for other leadership roles will be conducted soon after that. It has been really pleasing to see the number of Grade 9 boys coming along to the Leadership workshops, willing to give up their lunch times to gain some knowledge of what it takes to be a good leader.

    Work Experience

    Term 3 Work Experience has completed for another year. Well over 100 of our Grade 10s have taken the opportunity to see what work life is all about in an area or industry they are interested in, giving the boys fantastic learnings and experiences in a real work setting. We hope the experiences will really set the boys up as they make important subject choices over the coming years. Many thanks must be given to Mrs Cindy Gangell whose tireless work has given the boys the opportunities with very generous employers. Thanks also must be given to the many teachers who gave up their own time to visit the boys on site.

    PC Futsal Tournament

    The annual Pastoral Care Group Futsal tournament has started with games running most lunch times through to the end of term. Second round and finals will be played early in Term 4.

     

     


    Date: 25-Sep-19  09:44  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Senior School

    Junior School Sport

    Well done Isaac! 

    Well done to Isaac Dixon who ended up 6th overall in the Combined event with 1198 points in the School Sports Australia titles in Darwin last week.  Isaac improved one place and 200 points from 2018! over the event he achieved 2 PB’s out of the 4 events!


    Date: 25-Sep-19  09:41  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Junior School Sport

    Director of Sport

    Gadomski Cup, Athletics, Canoe Polo and Soccer Grand Final 

    Alex Gadmoski Fellowship Cup

    Back to Back Alex Gadomski Cup victories for SVC defeating Hutchins by 6 goals in a keenly contested game -.9.6.60 to 3.6.24.

    Congratulations to both teams and the Spirit in which the match was played. Great to see so many family and friends, staff, and past and present students supporting such a heart felt and wonderful cause.

    Athletics

    State SATIS Athletics Carnival last Saturday was cancelled just after 2.30pm due to wet weather. Unfortunately no age group pennants or overall shields were awarded. SVC were comfortably leading in most divisions when the event was rightfully called off.

    Team SVC was doing extremely well in very difficult and testing conditions. Lots of PB's, outstanding performances and true SVC Spirit on display.

    Grade 10 Soccer Grand Final 

    What a great match for the Grade 10 SSATIS Soccer Grand Final between SVC and Sacred Heart at Austins Ferry. The opposition came out firing in the first half to be up 4 - 0 at half time. After some inspirational words by Mr Lapolla at the break, SVC fought hard in the second half but just couldn't take advantage of their time in possession, eventually going down in a honourable loss, 2-4. Congratulations to Sacred Heart who were too good on the day. A great season boys and a big thank you to Mr Lapolla and Ms Van for their expert coaching and mentoring.

    Canoe Polo 

    Congratulations to Team SVC on winning their Grand Final last night in Canoe Polo at the Clarence Aquatic Centre.

    Team SVC 6 vs Collegiate/Paddle Power 2.

    The boys skills and game play significantly improved throughout the season and they represented the College with pride and fantastic SVC spirit.

    Well done boys and a big thanks to Mr Harder and Mr Terhell.

     

     


    Date: 25-Sep-19  09:27  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Senior School Sport

    Senior School Canteen

    Weekly Roster 

    DayDate   
    MondayOctober 14Barbara OatsHelp Needed Sharon Roach
    TuesdayOctober 15Linda KerschbaumRosa Marshall 
    WednesdayOctober 16Pat ButcherHelp Needed Meika Stebbings
    ThursdayOctober 17Michelle Bailey 
    FridayOctober 18Michelle BarrowKarina HalysSally Feldmanis

    Date: 25-Sep-19  09:01  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Senior School

    Community News

    School Holiday Programs 

     


    Date: 25-Sep-19  08:59  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Community News Junior School Senior School

    From the Principal

    A Busy Week! 

    Climate Action Day – Friday September 20

    A reminder that the full programme of classes will be running on both campuses on Friday September 20. Staff have briefed the boys about expectations for the day and the importance of making an informed choice about attendance at the event. It has been pleasing to see boys doing their research in this regard and respecting other boys' decision in this matter.

    If you and your son have decided to attend the Climate Action Rally, please remember that he will need to catch up on classes that he misses.

     

    End of Term

    As we near the end of another term I hope that the boys and parents enjoy the opportunity provided by a refreshing break from school for a couple of weeks.  The last day of term is Friday September 27 and it will be a normal school day for all students.

    All students will begin Term 4 on both campuses on Monday October 14 at the normal school commencement time.

     

    Japan Trip

    Next week a group of students and teachers are travelling to Japan and I wish them a wonderful, enriching experience whilst there. I know the boys are very appreciative of this opportunity to broaden their knowledge and language skills and I thank the teachers who are accompanying the boys on this trip. We look forward to following the groups trip on our social media sites over

     

    Fairs support – both campuses

    During Term 4 both of our campuses will be holding Fairs and I ask you to consider being involved and support our coordinators and stall holders as much as possible. If you are able to donate goods or contribute your time on either day, I encourage you to contact our Coordinators at both sites.

    Junior School Fair – Friday October 18 

    Kerry Lyden                           kerry@astas.com.au                           0400 668 795

    Senior School  Fair - Monday November 18 

    Kate Clark                               kate.allison76@outlook.com              0437 172 500

    Michelle Brown                      brownfoxcanvas@gmail.com              0428 508 755

     

    Tassie Hawks Cup 

    Congratulations to our 1st XVIII who on Tuesday won the Tassie Hawks Cup in a comprehensive display of team football. The boys were very disciplined and represented the College with great pride and sportsmanship. Thank you to our coaching team of Mark Beck, Dave Webster and Kevin Anders.

    NBL Blitz

    A touch of razzle-dazzle descended upon the College this morning with the Illawarra Hawks visiting the senior school as part of this weekend's NBL Blitz. The team played some informal games with groups of our students and showcased their amazing skills - our rings got a workout with former Boomer David Anderson (212 cm), dunking with ease! A highlight was the appearance of future NBA Top 10 draftee LaMelo James, who despite being only 18 is an internet sensation and known to all boys who follow basketball. When his name is called next year and his face is beamed around the world, all boys in attendance will recall the day when he was effortlessly dropping 3 point shots in our gym!

    These experiences are wonderful for our young men and I would particularly like to thank Mr Moschogianis and Mr Dalton for bringing it all together. Perhaps it will inspire one of our young players to aim for the NBL - and the NBA!

     


    Date: 18-Sep-19  10:11  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.29 Section: From the Principal Junior School Senior School

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