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  • From the Principal

    National Reconciliation Week

    As National Reconciliation Week commences on May 27 we reflect on how all Australians can learn about shared history, cultures and achievements. This year’s theme is Grounded in Truth: Walk together with Courage.

    At the heart of reconciliation is the relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To foster positive race relations, our relationship must be grounded in a foundation of truth.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have long called for a comprehensive process of truth-telling about Australia’s colonial history. Our nation’s past is reflected in the present, and will continue to play out in future unless we heal historical wounds.

    Today, 80 per cent of Australians believe it is important to undertake formal truth telling processes, according to the 2018 Australian Reconciliation Barometer. Australians are ready to come to terms with our history as a crucial step towards a unified future, in which we understand, value and respect each other.

     This National Reconciliation Week, we invite Australians from all backgrounds to contribute to our national movement towards a unified future.

    Reconciliation Australia

    The College this year launched its Reconciliation Action Plan as a sign of its commitment to reconcile with the first Australians. The RAP is a 'living' document and seeks to provide an authentic expression of commitment to genuine reconciliation. A summary of our RAP can be found at - SVC Reconciliation Action Plan

     

    Community Football Luncheon

    The St Virgil’s College Community Football Luncheon is being held on Friday July 5, 12 noon at the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

    A feature of the lunch will be the inclusion of our 11 Tasmania Devil footballers who will be special guests. They make up 20% of the current squad which is a significant achievement and we look forward to following their progress.

    All proceeds for the lunch will be donated to the Alex Gadomski Fellowship, raising funds for research into Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes. Alex was a student who attended St Virgil’s between 2008 – 2011. In 2017 he lost his life after a 5-year battle with aplastic anaemia, followed by myelodysplasia – both as a result of bone marrow failure. Alex was very keen to find a cure for his disease and his legacy will continue his goal of finding a cure.

    Bookings for the lunch can be made at https://www.trybooking.com/499096

     

    Enrolments – Principals Tours 

    A reminder of the enrolment timelines for next year and 2021

    • Junior School applications for 2020 enrolments close on June 30, 2019
    • Applications for Grade 7 2021 close on September 13

     

    If anyone would like to have a tour of the College, upcoming Principals Tours are happening on the following dates. Bookings are essential for these tours by emailing mnugent@stvirgils.tas.edu.au

     

    • Friday May 24, 9am Austins Ferry
    • Wednesday, June 12, 9am Junior School
    • Friday June 21, 9am Austins Ferry
    • Friday July 26, 9am Austins Ferry

     

    If you are unable to make any of these days, you are always welcome to book a time through the College website - https://stvirgils.tas.edu.au/request-a-tour/

     

     Date:  22-May-19  07:10      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.14     Section:   From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal

    Mr Brad Canning 

     Date:  22-May-19  07:00      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.14     Section:   Senior School

    Head of Junior School

    Mrs Fiona Chambers and Mrs Jo Messer 

     Date:  22-May-19  06:59      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.14     Section:   Junior School

    Director of Identity

     

    Reconciliation Week 

     Date:  22-May-19  06:55      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.14     Section:   Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Junior School Sport

    Water Polo, Soccer, Hockey and City to Casino 

     Date:  22-May-19  06:44      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.14     Section:   Junior School Sport

    Director of Sport

    Term 3 Sport registrations for Senior School - Grade 7/8 Hockey are now OPEN.

     Date:  22-May-19  06:42      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.14     Section:   Senior School Sport

    Senior School P&F

    Meeting, Quiz Night, Entertainment Book and Parent Teacher Night Dinner 

     Date:  22-May-19  05:40      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.14     Section:   Senior School
  • From the Principal

    National Reconciliation Week As National Reconciliation Week commences on May 27 we reflect on how all Australians can...

      2019 V.08 Ed.14
     From the Principal
    Junior School
    Senior School
     22-May-19  19:10

    Deputy Principal

    Mr Brad Canning 

      2019 V.08 Ed.14
     Senior School
     22-May-19  19:00

    Head of Junior School

    Mrs Fiona Chambers and Mrs Jo Messer 

      2019 V.08 Ed.14
     Junior School
     22-May-19  18:59

    Director of Identity

      Reconciliation Week 

      2019 V.08 Ed.14
     Faith & Identity
    Junior School
    Senior School
     22-May-19  18:55

    Junior School Sport

    Water Polo, Soccer, Hockey and City to Casino 

      2019 V.08 Ed.14
     Junior School
    Sport
     22-May-19  18:44

    Director of Sport

    Term 3 Sport registrations for Senior School - Grade 7/8 Hockey are now OPEN.

      2019 V.08 Ed.14
     Senior School
    Sport
     22-May-19  18:42

    Senior School P&F

    Meeting, Quiz Night, Entertainment Book and Parent Teacher Night Dinner 

      2019 V.08 Ed.14
     Senior School
     22-May-19  17:40
  • From the Principal

    National Reconciliation Week

    As National Reconciliation Week commences on May 27 we reflect on how all Australians can learn about shared history, cultures and achievements. This year’s theme is Grounded in Truth: Walk together with Courage.

    At the heart of reconciliation is the relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To foster positive race relations, our relationship must be grounded in a foundation of truth.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have long called for a comprehensive process of truth-telling about Australia’s colonial history. Our nation’s past is reflected in the present, and will continue to play out in future unless we heal historical wounds.

    Today, 80 per cent of Australians believe it is important to undertake formal truth telling processes, according to the 2018 Australian Reconciliation Barometer. Australians are ready to come to terms with our history as a crucial step towards a unified future, in which we understand, value and respect each other.

     This National Reconciliation Week, we invite Australians from all backgrounds to contribute to our national movement towards a unified future.

    Reconciliation Australia

    The College this year launched its Reconciliation Action Plan as a sign of its commitment to reconcile with the first Australians. The RAP is a 'living' document and seeks to provide an authentic expression of commitment to genuine reconciliation. A summary of our RAP can be found at - SVC Reconciliation Action Plan

     

    Community Football Luncheon

    The St Virgil’s College Community Football Luncheon is being held on Friday July 5, 12 noon at the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

    A feature of the lunch will be the inclusion of our 11 Tasmania Devil footballers who will be special guests. They make up 20% of the current squad which is a significant achievement and we look forward to following their progress.

    All proceeds for the lunch will be donated to the Alex Gadomski Fellowship, raising funds for research into Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes. Alex was a student who attended St Virgil’s between 2008 – 2011. In 2017 he lost his life after a 5-year battle with aplastic anaemia, followed by myelodysplasia – both as a result of bone marrow failure. Alex was very keen to find a cure for his disease and his legacy will continue his goal of finding a cure.

    Bookings for the lunch can be made at https://www.trybooking.com/499096

     

    Enrolments – Principals Tours 

    A reminder of the enrolment timelines for next year and 2021

    • Junior School applications for 2020 enrolments close on June 30, 2019
    • Applications for Grade 7 2021 close on September 13

     

    If anyone would like to have a tour of the College, upcoming Principals Tours are happening on the following dates. Bookings are essential for these tours by emailing mnugent@stvirgils.tas.edu.au

     

    • Friday May 24, 9am Austins Ferry
    • Wednesday, June 12, 9am Junior School
    • Friday June 21, 9am Austins Ferry
    • Friday July 26, 9am Austins Ferry

     

    If you are unable to make any of these days, you are always welcome to book a time through the College website - https://stvirgils.tas.edu.au/request-a-tour/

     


    Date: 22-May-19  07:10  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal

    Mr Brad Canning 

    Reconciliation Week

    Next week we see the commencement of Reconciliation Week. “National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.” I encourage people to visit the National Reconciliation website to learn more about this important week. https://www.reconciliation.org.au/national-reconciliation-week/

     

    In preparation for the week the College has been very lucky over the past few weeks to have Reuban Oates a palawa artist visiting. Reuban has been working on a new mural with our ATSI students. It has been a wonderful opportunity to see Reuban at work and I would like to thank him for the great work he has done with our College.

    I would also like to acknowledge Mrs Bridget Jenkins for organising Reuban’s visit and all the hard work she has put in to preparing for the week. This week’s assembly will be dedicated to reconciliation and a number of events will take place over the week to recognise importance of reconciliation in our community.

     

    Pathway Planning

    This week in Welfare I began to speak to Grade 10 students individually about their future pathways and plans for next year. This is an important step in preparation for transition from Grade 10 to 11. During these discussions we talked about the upcoming exams, the importance of forming good study habits and being on top of their work. This will be an ongoing process throughout the year, and I encourage Parents/Guardians to continue these conversations at home to help prepare the students for life beyond their time at the College.

     

     


    Date: 22-May-19  07:00  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: Senior School

    Head of Junior School

    Mrs Fiona Chambers and Mrs Jo Messer Thank You

    Thank you to all boys and parents for responding so positively to our requests regarding afternoon pick-ups. The first week of the arrangements has gone smoothly, particularly with the boys who now wait in the amphitheatre to be taken over later to the bus pick up zone at St Mary’s College.

    Easter Season Mass Invitation

    Next week the Junior School will celebrate an Easter Season Mass at 9.30 am on Tuesday May 28 in the Cathedral. If any parents are free and would like to join us you are most welcome.

    City to Casino Fun Run

    On Sunday morning we had nine of our Junior School boys participate in Hobart’s annual City to Casino Fun Run. Our boys participated in the 2.7km event which was well attended by many primary school students across Southern Tasmania. It was a chilly start for the run but the boys soon warmed up with an uphill climb at the start. All boys represented SVC with pride and gave their best effort. Congratulations boys!

    STEM Activities

    This week the Grade 3 and 4 boys have enjoyed working with St Mary’s College girls and teachers in STEM (learning that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Days. Some of the activities were working with Spheros, a LEGO challenge, a pasta bridge challenge and a Tic, Tac, Toe activity. Many of the boys we spoke to said they were interested in the activities and had fun.  They also enjoyed seeing some of their friends and interacting with the girls from SMC.

    Thank you to the Grade 3 and 4 teachers for their work with St Mary’s in organising and facilitating these days. All students interacted with curiosity and interest in these activities.

    Mini Vinnies

    The Mini Vinnies boys have a few activities they are working on this term. The first of these is our annual clothing drive as part of the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal. A note will go out on Edsmart (Parent Paperwork) on Friday explaining that boys can donate clothes, blankets, socks and shoes and bring them into school to place in clothing bins here. This can be done over the next few weeks and then the Mini Vinnies group will help deliver the donations to the St Vincent de Paul store in Argyle Street.

    Helping people in our local community is an important part of our outreach and awareness work with the boys and your support will be greatly appreciated.

    Chess Club

    Today Miss Daun commenced Chess Club at lunchtime in the Library. It was great to see a healthy turn-out of boys from across all grades. We will report back on the boys' progress in coming editions of the  newsletter.


    Date: 22-May-19  06:59  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: Junior School

    Director of Identity

     

    Reconciliation Week 

    National Reconciliation Week commences on May 27 and our hope is that all Australians can learn about shared history, cultures and achievements. This year’s theme is Grounded in Truth: Walk together with Courage.

    At the heart of reconciliation is the relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To foster positive race relations, our relationship must be grounded in a foundation of truth.

    The relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians has been wounded by injustice and misunderstanding.  The relationship needs healing so that we can build a better future together.  When Britain established a colony at Sydney Cove in 1788 no agreement or treaty was made with the Aboriginal people, they simply claimed sovereignty for the British Crown and dispossessed the Aboriginal people without any compensation.  Similarly, when the Queensland Government later annexed the Torres Strait Islands, there was no treaty or agreement with the Torres Strait Islanders.  The legal fiction of ‘terra nullius’ that is, the idea that the land had belonged to no one and sovereignty could thus legitimately be claimed by the British, was the basis of Australian law until the Mabo Case of 1993 in which the possibility of the survival of native title under certain circumstances was confirmed by the High Court.

    Australian children were taught in school that Australia had been peacefully settled by the British.  The history of physical and cultural violence, theft, dispossession, forced relocation, the removal of children from their families, and racism towards indigenous peoples in Australia has only become better known and more widely acknowledged in recent times.

    The relationship between indigenous  and non-indigenous Australians needs healing. Our Catholic Church has at its foundation the principle of reconciliation. The insights about reconciliation which we find in our long tradition of penance and reconciliation offer a model for something that is fundamentally human.  These insights help us to better understand what is needed if the process of reconciliation in Australia is to be truly authentic.

    The Church must work for reconciliation if it is to be, as Vatican II suggested, a sacrament of unity both with God and among peoples.  The mission of the Church is to be at the service of the whole of humanity in making the unity achieved in Christ a living reality. This must be demonstrated in the quality of relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous people and for the wellbeing of our first Australians it must become a priority for our nation.

     

    Reconciliation Prayer

    Holy Father, God of Love,

    You are the Creator of all things.

    We acknowledge the pain and shame of our history

    and the sufferings of Our peoples,

    and we ask your forgiveness.

    We thank you for the survival of Indigenous cultures

    Our hope is in you because you gave your Son Jesus

    to reconcile the world to you.

    We pray for your strength and grace to forgive, accept and love one another, as you love us and forgive and accept us in the sacrifice of your Son.

    Give us the courage to accept the realities of our history so that we may build a better

    future for our Nation.

    Teach us to respect all cultures.

    Teach us to care for our land and waters.

    Help us to share justly the resources of this land. Help us to bring about spiritual and social change to improve the quality of life for all groups in our communities, especially the disadvantaged.

    Help young people to find true dignity and self-esteem by your Spirit.

    May your power and love be the foundations on which we build our families, our communities and our Nation, through Jesus Christ our Lord.


    Date: 22-May-19  06:55  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Director of Learning and Teaching

    Grade 7A Waterworks Excursion - Orienteering 


    Date: 22-May-19  06:53  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: Senior School

    Assistant Deputy Principal (Students and Transitions)

    Grade 10 Exams

    With mid-term fast approaching it is an opportune time for families to start talking about planning to complete all assessment items by the due date, and for our senior students to plan their approach to the looming exams.

    Grade 10s should already be talking to their teachers about the topics they will need to revise for their exams. Boys should make sure they have all the notes they need for study organised and ready well before time. It is through planning and preparation that boys can reduce feelings of unreadiness or anxiety. Boys should plan when they will complete their study to get the best results.

    The exam timetable and study guide will be released early next week.

     

    Transition

    Grade 10 students will be taken to the Pathways Expo in mid-June and GYC staff will come to St Virgil’s for individual subject counselling the following week. Please note these important dates down

     

    Important Dates to Remember:

    OPEN DAYS

    (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

    YEAR 10 INTRODUCTION TO GYC – HOBART CAMPUS VISITPARENT INFORMATION EVENINGTRANSITION MEETINGS WITH GYC & ASSOCIATION COLLEGESPATHWAYS EXPO

    (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

    9AM – 7PM

    COLLEGE LIAISON VISITSENROLMENTS APPLICATIONS DUE
    9am – 12pm

    3pm – 6pm

    Hobart & Glenorchy Campuses

     

     

    Open Week

    April 8-12

    Hobart & Glenorchy Campuses

    Friday May 10

    9:15am – 11:15am

    Hobart Campus

    Tuesday May7 Hobart Campus

    6:00pm – 7:30pm

     

    Wednesday  May 8

    Glenorchy Campus

    6:00pm – 7:30pm

    Monday June 3

    4:00pm – 5:30pm

    Glenorchy Campus

    Wednesday June 12

    12:30pm – 2:30pm

    Glenorchy Campus

    Monday  June 17

    9:30am – 11:30am

    Thursday June 27

    4:30pm

     

    Uni Discovery Day

    A reminder has been sent out for those boys who have displayed an interest in attending the University Discovery day in early June. Parents have been sent a Parent Paperwork to respond to. This also contains the link to register directly with the University for a number of workshops for the day. Boys have also been sent the link and will need to choose the workshops they are interested in and then let Mr Webster know, so that transport can be organised.

     

     

     


    Date: 22-May-19  06:53  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: Senior School

    Junior School Sport

    Water Polo, Soccer, Hockey and City to Casino 

    Water Polo

    Last Friday night SVC Lobsters were too strong for South Hobart Red, defeating them 13-2.

    Player of Week: Oliver Stanford

    Encouragement Award: Max Sylvester

    SVC Crayfish also scored a great win defeating Bellerive Primary in a closely fought game, 7-5.

    Player of Week: Brodie Wills

    Encouragement Award: Lochie Gillie

    As of this week SVC Lobsters are sitting 2nd on the ladder and the Crayfish are 4th.

     

    Soccer

    Grade 3&4 Under 10

    Grade 6 Under 12 Rice

    SVC Under 12 Rice 2 lost to Hobart United Black 4

    Hobart United Black defeated SVC - final score 4-2.

    Player of the Match: Tyler Medwin

     

    Grade 4 Under 10 Blue

    A tough 3-1 loss for the boys this week. After going three goals down in the first half, it was a great effort in the second half to not only stop them scoring, but also get a score on the board.

    Player of the Week: George Fulton for his continuous running in both ends of the ground.

     Hockey

    Grade 5&6

    The Grade 5&6 hockey team had a great win on Saturday beating Eastside Saints 7-2.

    Sam Murray, Oscar Hall and Riley Drew all scored. It was a great team effort and all players stepped up from last week.

    Player of the Week: Riley Drew for playing hard all game.

    Encouragement Award: Jonas Webster for being brave after taking a stick to the head and coming back on.

    City to Casino

    City to Casino 2.7km fun run - SVC Junior School had nine representatives! Amazing running on show today and the boys in blue had so much fun!!


    Date: 22-May-19  06:44  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: Junior School Sport

    Director of Sport

    Term 3 Sport registrations for Senior School - Grade 7/8 Hockey are now OPEN.

    Grade 7/8 Hockey – Roster starting Tuesday, July 23 – 4.15pm

    Registrations close on Friday, June 28, 2019.

    Once registrations are complete, information regarding team selections, training and rosters will be distributed.

    http://sport.stvirgils.tas.edu.au/term-3-sport-grade-7-8-h…/

    City to Casino

    Finishers are Grinners! Just some of the 26 members of Team SVC who ran in today's City to Casino....whether in the 2.5, 7 or 11kms you are all winners boys. Well done also to Mr Morey (18th in 11km run) and Mr Moschogianis who completed the 7km run.

    Grade 7&8 Football

    St Virgils Green 18.8 116 defeated Friends 0.0.0

    A comprehensive win against an inexperienced opposition. The boys played well and showed great respect for their opponents.


    Date: 22-May-19  06:42  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: Senior School Sport

    Senior School P&F

    Meeting, Quiz Night, Entertainment Book and Parent Teacher Night Dinner 

    Next Meeting
    Wednesday May 29 at 7pm in the Staff Room at Austins Ferry. Please come along and bring a friend or two to find out about upcoming P&F projects. It is also a good chance to talk to the Principal and Deputy Principal about all operations of the College.
    Quiz Night 
    On Friday May 10 the P&F held their first major event for the year with a fantastic Quiz Night in the JPC. Over 80 people attended the night, battling till the very last round to determine the smartest table! The night $1,900 for projects that will benefit all boys at the College.
    A big thank you to Angela Gunn, Robert Clark, Mathew Lamb, Cheryl Clark & Sally Feldmanis for their assistance in making the night a great success.
    Parent -Teacher Dinner
    Members of the P&F Catering Group recently cooked the Teachers a scrumptious dinner on the night of the Parent Teacher Interviews. The teachers greatly appreciated the meal and parents enjoyed the opportunity to meet staff in a relaxed setting.
    A big thank you to Matthew Lamb, Pip Neilson, Jenny Banasik, Michelle Brown, Angela Gunn and Sally Feldmanis for helping with service and supplying delicious food to share.
     

    Please Support the St Virgil's College Senior School P&F! Get your new Entertainment Membership today!

    With the 2018/2019 Entertainment Membership about to expire, now is the perfect time buy the brand new 2019/2020 Entertainment Membership! Packed with thousands of valuable offers for everything you love to do, all while supporting fundraising efforts by the P&F to support projects that benefit all boys at the St Virgil's College Senior School.

    To purchase your 2019/2020 Entertainment Membership click on the following link - Order my 2019/2020 Entertainment Membership

    Kate Clark 
    President

    Date: 22-May-19  05:40  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: Senior School

    Senior School Canteen

    Weekly Roster

    MondayMay 27Anita Haigh Help Needed
    TuesdayMay 28Susan Divin Help Needed
    WednesdayMay 29Maria GerathyPat Butcher
    Thursday May 30Daren GarvinHelp Needed 
    FridayMay 31Sally FeldmanisAngelene Arnold

    Date: 22-May-19  05:26  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: Senior School
  • Print Newsletter

    From the Principal

    National Reconciliation Week

    As National Reconciliation Week commences on May 27 we reflect on how all Australians can learn about shared history, cultures and achievements. This year’s theme is Grounded in Truth: Walk together with Courage.

    At the heart of reconciliation is the relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To foster positive race relations, our relationship must be grounded in a foundation of truth.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have long called for a comprehensive process of truth-telling about Australia’s colonial history. Our nation’s past is reflected in the present, and will continue to play out in future unless we heal historical wounds.

    Today, 80 per cent of Australians believe it is important to undertake formal truth telling processes, according to the 2018 Australian Reconciliation Barometer. Australians are ready to come to terms with our history as a crucial step towards a unified future, in which we understand, value and respect each other.

     This National Reconciliation Week, we invite Australians from all backgrounds to contribute to our national movement towards a unified future.

    Reconciliation Australia

    The College this year launched its Reconciliation Action Plan as a sign of its commitment to reconcile with the first Australians. The RAP is a 'living' document and seeks to provide an authentic expression of commitment to genuine reconciliation. A summary of our RAP can be found at - SVC Reconciliation Action Plan

     

    Community Football Luncheon

    The St Virgil’s College Community Football Luncheon is being held on Friday July 5, 12 noon at the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

    A feature of the lunch will be the inclusion of our 11 Tasmania Devil footballers who will be special guests. They make up 20% of the current squad which is a significant achievement and we look forward to following their progress.

    All proceeds for the lunch will be donated to the Alex Gadomski Fellowship, raising funds for research into Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes. Alex was a student who attended St Virgil’s between 2008 – 2011. In 2017 he lost his life after a 5-year battle with aplastic anaemia, followed by myelodysplasia – both as a result of bone marrow failure. Alex was very keen to find a cure for his disease and his legacy will continue his goal of finding a cure.

    Bookings for the lunch can be made at https://www.trybooking.com/499096

     

    Enrolments – Principals Tours 

    A reminder of the enrolment timelines for next year and 2021

    • Junior School applications for 2020 enrolments close on June 30, 2019
    • Applications for Grade 7 2021 close on September 13

     

    If anyone would like to have a tour of the College, upcoming Principals Tours are happening on the following dates. Bookings are essential for these tours by emailing mnugent@stvirgils.tas.edu.au

     

    • Friday May 24, 9am Austins Ferry
    • Wednesday, June 12, 9am Junior School
    • Friday June 21, 9am Austins Ferry
    • Friday July 26, 9am Austins Ferry

     

    If you are unable to make any of these days, you are always welcome to book a time through the College website - https://stvirgils.tas.edu.au/request-a-tour/

     


    Date: 22-May-19  07:10  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal

    Mr Brad Canning 

    Reconciliation Week

    Next week we see the commencement of Reconciliation Week. “National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.” I encourage people to visit the National Reconciliation website to learn more about this important week. https://www.reconciliation.org.au/national-reconciliation-week/

     

    In preparation for the week the College has been very lucky over the past few weeks to have Reuban Oates a palawa artist visiting. Reuban has been working on a new mural with our ATSI students. It has been a wonderful opportunity to see Reuban at work and I would like to thank him for the great work he has done with our College.

    I would also like to acknowledge Mrs Bridget Jenkins for organising Reuban’s visit and all the hard work she has put in to preparing for the week. This week’s assembly will be dedicated to reconciliation and a number of events will take place over the week to recognise importance of reconciliation in our community.

     

    Pathway Planning

    This week in Welfare I began to speak to Grade 10 students individually about their future pathways and plans for next year. This is an important step in preparation for transition from Grade 10 to 11. During these discussions we talked about the upcoming exams, the importance of forming good study habits and being on top of their work. This will be an ongoing process throughout the year, and I encourage Parents/Guardians to continue these conversations at home to help prepare the students for life beyond their time at the College.

     

     


    Date: 22-May-19  07:00  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: Senior School

    Head of Junior School

    Mrs Fiona Chambers and Mrs Jo Messer Thank You

    Thank you to all boys and parents for responding so positively to our requests regarding afternoon pick-ups. The first week of the arrangements has gone smoothly, particularly with the boys who now wait in the amphitheatre to be taken over later to the bus pick up zone at St Mary’s College.

    Easter Season Mass Invitation

    Next week the Junior School will celebrate an Easter Season Mass at 9.30 am on Tuesday May 28 in the Cathedral. If any parents are free and would like to join us you are most welcome.

    City to Casino Fun Run

    On Sunday morning we had nine of our Junior School boys participate in Hobart’s annual City to Casino Fun Run. Our boys participated in the 2.7km event which was well attended by many primary school students across Southern Tasmania. It was a chilly start for the run but the boys soon warmed up with an uphill climb at the start. All boys represented SVC with pride and gave their best effort. Congratulations boys!

    STEM Activities

    This week the Grade 3 and 4 boys have enjoyed working with St Mary’s College girls and teachers in STEM (learning that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Days. Some of the activities were working with Spheros, a LEGO challenge, a pasta bridge challenge and a Tic, Tac, Toe activity. Many of the boys we spoke to said they were interested in the activities and had fun.  They also enjoyed seeing some of their friends and interacting with the girls from SMC.

    Thank you to the Grade 3 and 4 teachers for their work with St Mary’s in organising and facilitating these days. All students interacted with curiosity and interest in these activities.

    Mini Vinnies

    The Mini Vinnies boys have a few activities they are working on this term. The first of these is our annual clothing drive as part of the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal. A note will go out on Edsmart (Parent Paperwork) on Friday explaining that boys can donate clothes, blankets, socks and shoes and bring them into school to place in clothing bins here. This can be done over the next few weeks and then the Mini Vinnies group will help deliver the donations to the St Vincent de Paul store in Argyle Street.

    Helping people in our local community is an important part of our outreach and awareness work with the boys and your support will be greatly appreciated.

    Chess Club

    Today Miss Daun commenced Chess Club at lunchtime in the Library. It was great to see a healthy turn-out of boys from across all grades. We will report back on the boys' progress in coming editions of the  newsletter.


    Date: 22-May-19  06:59  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: Junior School

    Director of Identity

     

    Reconciliation Week 

    National Reconciliation Week commences on May 27 and our hope is that all Australians can learn about shared history, cultures and achievements. This year’s theme is Grounded in Truth: Walk together with Courage.

    At the heart of reconciliation is the relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To foster positive race relations, our relationship must be grounded in a foundation of truth.

    The relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians has been wounded by injustice and misunderstanding.  The relationship needs healing so that we can build a better future together.  When Britain established a colony at Sydney Cove in 1788 no agreement or treaty was made with the Aboriginal people, they simply claimed sovereignty for the British Crown and dispossessed the Aboriginal people without any compensation.  Similarly, when the Queensland Government later annexed the Torres Strait Islands, there was no treaty or agreement with the Torres Strait Islanders.  The legal fiction of ‘terra nullius’ that is, the idea that the land had belonged to no one and sovereignty could thus legitimately be claimed by the British, was the basis of Australian law until the Mabo Case of 1993 in which the possibility of the survival of native title under certain circumstances was confirmed by the High Court.

    Australian children were taught in school that Australia had been peacefully settled by the British.  The history of physical and cultural violence, theft, dispossession, forced relocation, the removal of children from their families, and racism towards indigenous peoples in Australia has only become better known and more widely acknowledged in recent times.

    The relationship between indigenous  and non-indigenous Australians needs healing. Our Catholic Church has at its foundation the principle of reconciliation. The insights about reconciliation which we find in our long tradition of penance and reconciliation offer a model for something that is fundamentally human.  These insights help us to better understand what is needed if the process of reconciliation in Australia is to be truly authentic.

    The Church must work for reconciliation if it is to be, as Vatican II suggested, a sacrament of unity both with God and among peoples.  The mission of the Church is to be at the service of the whole of humanity in making the unity achieved in Christ a living reality. This must be demonstrated in the quality of relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous people and for the wellbeing of our first Australians it must become a priority for our nation.

     

    Reconciliation Prayer

    Holy Father, God of Love,

    You are the Creator of all things.

    We acknowledge the pain and shame of our history

    and the sufferings of Our peoples,

    and we ask your forgiveness.

    We thank you for the survival of Indigenous cultures

    Our hope is in you because you gave your Son Jesus

    to reconcile the world to you.

    We pray for your strength and grace to forgive, accept and love one another, as you love us and forgive and accept us in the sacrifice of your Son.

    Give us the courage to accept the realities of our history so that we may build a better

    future for our Nation.

    Teach us to respect all cultures.

    Teach us to care for our land and waters.

    Help us to share justly the resources of this land. Help us to bring about spiritual and social change to improve the quality of life for all groups in our communities, especially the disadvantaged.

    Help young people to find true dignity and self-esteem by your Spirit.

    May your power and love be the foundations on which we build our families, our communities and our Nation, through Jesus Christ our Lord.


    Date: 22-May-19  06:55  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Director of Learning and Teaching

    Grade 7A Waterworks Excursion - Orienteering 


    Date: 22-May-19  06:53  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: Senior School

    Assistant Deputy Principal (Students and Transitions)

    Grade 10 Exams

    With mid-term fast approaching it is an opportune time for families to start talking about planning to complete all assessment items by the due date, and for our senior students to plan their approach to the looming exams.

    Grade 10s should already be talking to their teachers about the topics they will need to revise for their exams. Boys should make sure they have all the notes they need for study organised and ready well before time. It is through planning and preparation that boys can reduce feelings of unreadiness or anxiety. Boys should plan when they will complete their study to get the best results.

    The exam timetable and study guide will be released early next week.

     

    Transition

    Grade 10 students will be taken to the Pathways Expo in mid-June and GYC staff will come to St Virgil’s for individual subject counselling the following week. Please note these important dates down

     

    Important Dates to Remember:

    OPEN DAYS

    (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

    YEAR 10 INTRODUCTION TO GYC – HOBART CAMPUS VISITPARENT INFORMATION EVENINGTRANSITION MEETINGS WITH GYC & ASSOCIATION COLLEGESPATHWAYS EXPO

    (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

    9AM – 7PM

    COLLEGE LIAISON VISITSENROLMENTS APPLICATIONS DUE
    9am – 12pm

    3pm – 6pm

    Hobart & Glenorchy Campuses

     

     

    Open Week

    April 8-12

    Hobart & Glenorchy Campuses

    Friday May 10

    9:15am – 11:15am

    Hobart Campus

    Tuesday May7 Hobart Campus

    6:00pm – 7:30pm

     

    Wednesday  May 8

    Glenorchy Campus

    6:00pm – 7:30pm

    Monday June 3

    4:00pm – 5:30pm

    Glenorchy Campus

    Wednesday June 12

    12:30pm – 2:30pm

    Glenorchy Campus

    Monday  June 17

    9:30am – 11:30am

    Thursday June 27

    4:30pm

     

    Uni Discovery Day

    A reminder has been sent out for those boys who have displayed an interest in attending the University Discovery day in early June. Parents have been sent a Parent Paperwork to respond to. This also contains the link to register directly with the University for a number of workshops for the day. Boys have also been sent the link and will need to choose the workshops they are interested in and then let Mr Webster know, so that transport can be organised.

     

     

     


    Date: 22-May-19  06:53  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: Senior School

    Junior School Sport

    Water Polo, Soccer, Hockey and City to Casino 

    Water Polo

    Last Friday night SVC Lobsters were too strong for South Hobart Red, defeating them 13-2.

    Player of Week: Oliver Stanford

    Encouragement Award: Max Sylvester

    SVC Crayfish also scored a great win defeating Bellerive Primary in a closely fought game, 7-5.

    Player of Week: Brodie Wills

    Encouragement Award: Lochie Gillie

    As of this week SVC Lobsters are sitting 2nd on the ladder and the Crayfish are 4th.

     

    Soccer

    Grade 3&4 Under 10

    Grade 6 Under 12 Rice

    SVC Under 12 Rice 2 lost to Hobart United Black 4

    Hobart United Black defeated SVC - final score 4-2.

    Player of the Match: Tyler Medwin

     

    Grade 4 Under 10 Blue

    A tough 3-1 loss for the boys this week. After going three goals down in the first half, it was a great effort in the second half to not only stop them scoring, but also get a score on the board.

    Player of the Week: George Fulton for his continuous running in both ends of the ground.

     Hockey

    Grade 5&6

    The Grade 5&6 hockey team had a great win on Saturday beating Eastside Saints 7-2.

    Sam Murray, Oscar Hall and Riley Drew all scored. It was a great team effort and all players stepped up from last week.

    Player of the Week: Riley Drew for playing hard all game.

    Encouragement Award: Jonas Webster for being brave after taking a stick to the head and coming back on.

    City to Casino

    City to Casino 2.7km fun run - SVC Junior School had nine representatives! Amazing running on show today and the boys in blue had so much fun!!


    Date: 22-May-19  06:44  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: Junior School Sport

    Director of Sport

    Term 3 Sport registrations for Senior School - Grade 7/8 Hockey are now OPEN.

    Grade 7/8 Hockey – Roster starting Tuesday, July 23 – 4.15pm

    Registrations close on Friday, June 28, 2019.

    Once registrations are complete, information regarding team selections, training and rosters will be distributed.

    http://sport.stvirgils.tas.edu.au/term-3-sport-grade-7-8-h…/

    City to Casino

    Finishers are Grinners! Just some of the 26 members of Team SVC who ran in today's City to Casino....whether in the 2.5, 7 or 11kms you are all winners boys. Well done also to Mr Morey (18th in 11km run) and Mr Moschogianis who completed the 7km run.

    Grade 7&8 Football

    St Virgils Green 18.8 116 defeated Friends 0.0.0

    A comprehensive win against an inexperienced opposition. The boys played well and showed great respect for their opponents.


    Date: 22-May-19  06:42  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: Senior School Sport

    Senior School P&F

    Meeting, Quiz Night, Entertainment Book and Parent Teacher Night Dinner 

    Next Meeting
    Wednesday May 29 at 7pm in the Staff Room at Austins Ferry. Please come along and bring a friend or two to find out about upcoming P&F projects. It is also a good chance to talk to the Principal and Deputy Principal about all operations of the College.
    Quiz Night 
    On Friday May 10 the P&F held their first major event for the year with a fantastic Quiz Night in the JPC. Over 80 people attended the night, battling till the very last round to determine the smartest table! The night $1,900 for projects that will benefit all boys at the College.
    A big thank you to Angela Gunn, Robert Clark, Mathew Lamb, Cheryl Clark & Sally Feldmanis for their assistance in making the night a great success.
    Parent -Teacher Dinner
    Members of the P&F Catering Group recently cooked the Teachers a scrumptious dinner on the night of the Parent Teacher Interviews. The teachers greatly appreciated the meal and parents enjoyed the opportunity to meet staff in a relaxed setting.
    A big thank you to Matthew Lamb, Pip Neilson, Jenny Banasik, Michelle Brown, Angela Gunn and Sally Feldmanis for helping with service and supplying delicious food to share.
     

    Please Support the St Virgil's College Senior School P&F! Get your new Entertainment Membership today!

    With the 2018/2019 Entertainment Membership about to expire, now is the perfect time buy the brand new 2019/2020 Entertainment Membership! Packed with thousands of valuable offers for everything you love to do, all while supporting fundraising efforts by the P&F to support projects that benefit all boys at the St Virgil's College Senior School.

    To purchase your 2019/2020 Entertainment Membership click on the following link - Order my 2019/2020 Entertainment Membership

    Kate Clark 
    President

    Date: 22-May-19  05:40  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: Senior School

    Senior School Canteen

    Weekly Roster

    MondayMay 27Anita Haigh Help Needed
    TuesdayMay 28Susan Divin Help Needed
    WednesdayMay 29Maria GerathyPat Butcher
    Thursday May 30Daren GarvinHelp Needed 
    FridayMay 31Sally FeldmanisAngelene Arnold

    Date: 22-May-19  05:26  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.14 Section: Senior School

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