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  • From the Principal

    Enrolments – Grade 7 2021 – close September 13, 2019

     Date:  11-Sep-19  10:41      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.28     Section:   From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal

    Mr Brad Canning 

     Date:  11-Sep-19  10:41      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.28     Section:   Senior School

    Heads of Junior School

    Mrs Fiona Chambers and Mrs Jo Messer

     Date:  11-Sep-19  10:40      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.28     Section:   Junior School

    Director of Identity

    The right to play is a universal and inalienable right for all children

     Date:  11-Sep-19  10:38      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.28     Section:   Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Director of Learning and Teaching

    The two winners of the Environmental Poster competition, Ryan Backhouse and Harry van Kranen, with Bob Harris from Bonorong.

     Date:  11-Sep-19  10:37      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.28     Section:   Senior School

    Junior School Sport

    Basketball and Hockey and Sailing Holiday Clinics 

     Date:  11-Sep-19  08:18      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.28     Section:   Junior School Sport

    Director of Sport

    Athletics Triumph!

     Date:  11-Sep-19  08:09      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.28     Section:   Senior School Sport

    Uniform Shop

    Holiday Trading Hours 

     Date:  11-Sep-19  09:32      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.28 2019 V.08 Ed.29 2019 V.08 Ed.30     Section:   Community News Junior School Senior School

    Parents and Friends Association

    The Senior School Fair is on Monday November 18 - and we need YOUR Help! 

     Date:  28-Aug-19  08:54      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.26 2019 V.08 Ed.27 2019 V.08 Ed.28 2019 V.08 Ed.29 2019 V.08 Ed.30     Section:   Community News Senior School
  • From the Principal

    Enrolments – Grade 7 2021 – close September 13, 2019

      2019 V.08 Ed.28
     From the Principal
    Junior School
    Senior School
     11-Sep-19  22:41

    Deputy Principal

    Mr Brad Canning 

      2019 V.08 Ed.28
     Senior School
     11-Sep-19  22:41

    Heads of Junior School

    Mrs Fiona Chambers and Mrs Jo Messer

      2019 V.08 Ed.28
     Junior School
     11-Sep-19  22:40

    Director of Identity

    The right to play is a universal and inalienable right for all children

      2019 V.08 Ed.28
     Faith & Identity
    Junior School
    Senior School
     11-Sep-19  22:38

    Director of Learning and Teaching

    The two winners of the Environmental Poster competition, Ryan Backhouse and Harry van Kranen, with Bob Harris from...

      2019 V.08 Ed.28
     Senior School
     11-Sep-19  22:37

    Junior School Sport

    Basketball and Hockey and Sailing Holiday Clinics 

      2019 V.08 Ed.28
     Junior School
    Sport
     11-Sep-19  20:18

    Director of Sport

    Athletics Triumph!

      2019 V.08 Ed.28
     Senior School
    Sport
     11-Sep-19  20:09

    Uniform Shop

    Holiday Trading Hours 

      2019 V.08 Ed.28
    2019 V.08 Ed.29
    2019 V.08 Ed.30
     Community News
    Junior School
    Senior School
     11-Sep-19  09:32

    Parents and Friends Association

    The Senior School Fair is on Monday November 18 - and we need YOUR Help! 

      2019 V.08 Ed.26
    2019 V.08 Ed.27
    2019 V.08 Ed.28
    2019 V.08 Ed.29
    2019 V.08 Ed.30
     Community News
    Senior School
     28-Aug-19  20:54
  • From the Principal

    Enrolments – Grade 7 2021 – close September 13, 2019

    A reminder that enrolment applications for Grade 7 2021 close tomorrow, September 13.

    If you have a family member who needs to be enrolled, or know of anyone who may be considering enrolment at St Virgil’s, please encourage them to lodge the application immediately. Please note that Grade 5 students at the Junior School will automatically be rolled over for 2021 enrolment.

    If you, or anyone you know, is interested in touring either campus, Principal’s Tours are being held on the following dates at 9.00am. Please email mnugent@stvirgils.tas.edu.au to book.

    Friday September 13                   Austins Ferry

    Wednesday September 18      Junior School

    Friday October 18                       Austins Ferry

    Friday November 22                  Austins Ferry

     

    End of Term

    As the end of term rapidly approaches it is an ideal opportunity to remind all of our students about their academic responsibilities and completion of work before the term concludes. The last day is Friday September 27 and it will be a normal school day for all students.

    Term 4 Starting Date

    All students will begin on both campuses at normal time on Monday October 14.

     

    Fair Support – Junior and Senior Campuses

    During Term 4 both of our campuses will be holding Fairs and I ask you to consider being involved by supporting 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

     

    Friday September 20 - Climate Action Day Rally 

    A reminder that the full programme of classes will be running on both campuses on Friday September 20. If after discussion with your son he has decided to attend the Climate Action Rally, please be aware that it it his responsibility to catch up on all  class work he has missed.

     


    Date: 11-Sep-19  10:41  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 Section: From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal

    Mr Brad Canning 

    SSATIS Athletics Sports 

    On Wednesday September 11 our Athletics team participated in the SSATIS Athletics Carnival.  The boys were very successful winning every age group, and ultimately the Junior Boys' Shield.

    I would like to acknowledge Michael Moschogianis and the staff that have put in the many hours to help in training sessions and look forward to the SATIS Athletics carnival on Saturday September 21.

     

    The Australian Dream

    Grade 9 students recently attended a special screening of the Australian Dream at the State Cinema. This was an eye-opening experience for our students as they witnessed different perspectives of a very important issue that continues to impact members of our community. This provided the opportunity for a number of important conversations which continued back in the classroom.

     

    Grade 10 Work Experience

    Grade 10 Work experience has been continuing throughout the term, with the last group heading out this week. There have been some fantastic reports back about our students, and a number of students have potential employment opportunities as a result.

     

    Important Dates

    September 13: Grade 10 RYDA Day

    September 16 –20: Grade 10E & F Work Experience


    Date: 11-Sep-19  10:41  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 Section: Senior School

    Heads of Junior School

    Mrs Fiona Chambers and Mrs Jo Messer

    On Tuesday of this week the SRC boys provided packaging free morning tea items for all of the Junior School boys. This initiative was to raise awareness about the amount of waste that we produce as a Junior School. It was a huge success and the proof of the success was in the reduced amount of rubbish that was in the bin! Thank you, to the SRC boys and families for your support in sending along delicious home baked goods and for all other families who supported such a great initiative by not putting packaged items in their son’s lunchbox.

    Good Luck Isaac!

    Congratulations and good luck to one of our Junior School students, Isaac Dixon, who will be representing Tasmania in the National Athletics Championships in Darwin. We look forward to hearing about his performances.

    Tournament of Minds

    On Saturday September 7, seven boys from grades 3, 4 and 5 competed in the State Tournament of Minds competition at Ogilvie High School. The boys prepared a script and dramatic presentation for the Arts challenge ‘The Wizard of Oz’, which involved the boys putting an Aussie spin on this well-known story. The script written by Charlie Cubit (Grade 5) in conjunction with his other team mates, Riley Drew, Llewellyn Gray, (Grade 5) Clement McKenna, Jack Kearney (Grade 4) Hamish McGuire and Archie Dixon (Grade 3) included native Australian animals who needed to travel to Uluru to ask the Wizard to restore actions unique to these animals. For example, the Kangaroo ‘needed his hop back’, the kookaburra ‘needed his sing back’, the koala needed to learn to climb and the crocodile needed to learn to swim.

    It also touched on the important environmental issue of bush fires, as this was how the boy first lost his home, and the threat of the evil farmer who wanted to destroy the boys’ and animals plans. All boys worked well as a team throughout this process to support each other in creating backdrops, learning lines and staging this performance. I congratulate the boys on their commitment and determination throughout this process and the very entertaining end result and I look forward to working on Tournament of Minds with boys in the Junior School next year.

    Grade 3 Camp
    Some very excited Grade 3 headed off on their two-day camp this morning. They will be staying overnight at ‘Orana’ in Roche’s Beach. We wish them a fun-filled couple of days and look forward to hearing all about it when they return.

    Free Dress for the 2019 Fair
    Last week we held a free dress day in preparation for the school fair. Thank you to everyone who sent along items that will be packed into wheelbarrows. If you have something that you would like to donate to the school fair, please send it in to the Junior School office.

    NAPLAN Results
    The Grade 3 and Grade 5 NAPLAN results were sent home on Monday. Hopefully you have seen them by now, if you haven’t, please check your son’s schoolbag.

    Representative Football Boys
    Congratulations to Tom Prokopiec, Thomas Venables, Lachlan Davey and Patrick Mazimpaka who were chosen to represent the Clarke electorate this year. The boys will be play on Wednesday September 18 at Dominic College between 4.00 – 5:30pm. They will be playing students chosen to represent the Franklin electorate.

    Bullying No Way
    On Tuesday our Grade 3-6 boys, together with St Mary’s girls attended a performance of ‘Bullying No Way’. Troubie Entertainment is a ‘minimal travelling Theatre Company’ and the two-person play led us through playground issues of what bullying is: physical, verbal and visual. The characters then explored positive strategies that enable children to deal with bullying. The actors enlisted the help of the audience and called on volunteers to help them act out scenes. Mandella Young from Grade 5 delivered some fine acting skills and was able to stand up to the bully. A de-brief/Q&A session at the end of the play showed the boys understood the issues and had a good grasp of strategies to use. Thank you to St Mary’s College for letting us use the Nagle Centre for this performance.

     


    Date: 11-Sep-19  10:40  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 Section: Junior School

    Director of Identity

    The right to play is a universal and inalienable right for all children

    and is explicitly stated in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 24) and in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Article 31). Play and recreation activities can play a significant role in fulfilling a child’s right to the highest attainable standard of health and to preventive health care.

    Touch Kibera Foundation through a series of education programmes, aims to empower the local residents of Kibera and in particular their children and young people. One of Touch Kibera Foundation’s most successful programmes involves free access to soccer and other athletic activities for young people from the different villages within Kibera.

    Play is also an incredibly important part of the learning day at the Mary Rice Centre. Running, dancing, jumping and specific games designed to improve co-ordination and strengthen muscles mean that there is never a dull moment at recess and lunchtimes.

    To support the children and young people of Kibera we are holding a sports clothing drive throughout the rest of this term. The “kiburi na afya: Boots & Bras Sports Drive” is asking families to donate football boots & sports bras and sports shorts to help make sure the Right to Play is enjoyed by all the children at the Mary Rice Centre and the young athletes of Touch Kibera Foundation. “kiburi na afya translates into Proud and Healthy because having the right clothing and footwear means the young people of Kibera, and particularly the girls, are able to participate fully and safely in sporting opportunities such as soccer and classroom and playtime activities.

    Football boots, sports bras and sports pants/shorts, new or second hand (clean and in good repair) are both fine to donate and can be brought into the Front office of both campuses from next week. We will also be having a fundraising BBQ after school at the final rostered matches for Grade 8 soccer on Thursday September 19. Please support our girls and the Touch Kibera Foundation!

     


    Date: 11-Sep-19  10:38  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 Section: Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Director of Learning and Teaching

    The two winners of the Environmental Poster competition, Ryan Backhouse and Harry van Kranen, with Bob Harris from Bonorong.

    Bob came to school to talk to all the Grade 7s about Endangered Species. A great addition to our Biology Unit in Core1.


    Date: 11-Sep-19  10:37  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 Section: Senior School

    Assistant Deputy Principal (Students and Transitions)

    Climate Action Day, Student Leadership, Work Experience, RYDA Driver Awareness Day, St Paul's Choices Programme

    Strike for Climate Change

    This week all year levels have been presented with information relating to next Friday’s Climate Change action scheduled for Hobart. All members of the College community have been sent a Parent Paper work in relation to what they want their son to participate in that day. I encourage all boys to sit down with their parents and have an informed discussion about their options for the day. As noted in the Parent Paperwork all classes will run as normal during the day.

     

    Student Leadership Workshops

    All Grade 9s interested in a Student Leadership position in 2020 have been invited to take part in a series of workshops designed to focus the boy’s attention on what skills they have, and what they need to continue to develop for successful leadership.

    We will start the selection process for next year’s Student Leaders in the near future.

     

    Work Experience

    Boys in Core E and F are out on work experience this coming week. Students from C and D core groups were out last week, and we have had wonderful reports back from the students and their host employers about some of the fantastic learnings and experiences the boys are having in a real work setting.

     

    Futsal Tournament

    The annual Pastoral Care 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.

     

    RYDA Driver Awareness Day

    Grade 10s will be taken to the Show Grounds on Friday September 13 to complete the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness programme. Boys are to bring their own lunch, although there will be a sausage BBQ available for $2 a sausage. The programme is an important step in each student’s progress towards being responsible drivers in the future.

     

    St Paul’s Choices

    Students from St Paul's and St Brigid’s will join us for the remainder of the term, on Thursday afternoons,  to experience some of the activities the College has to offer. This programme is designed to reduce some of the anxieties of the transition from Grade 6 to Grade 7. Last week the students were challenged with our climbing wall. This week Mr Ellis conducted some exciting experiments in the Science rooms.

     

     


    Date: 11-Sep-19  10:36  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 Section: Senior School

    Junior School Sport

    Basketball and Hockey and Sailing Holiday Clinics 

    SVC Pacers V SHC Bucks

    Player of the Week: Isaac Dixon -  (a great fill in for the day) for a great effort and excellent team work.

     

    Encouragement Award: Jamie Harris for following instructions and working hard.

     

    SVC Warriors V SHC

    It was a tough game for the Warriors, going down to SHC.

    Encouragement Award:  Archer Tully for his leadership in tough times.  He led from the front for the whole game, a great mindset was shown to the less experienced players, who really stepped up.

    Player of the Match: Liam Stewart who gave the game and his team everything he could, layups, defence and ball skills were really on display.

     

    SVC Kings 8 lost to Hutchins Magenta 66

    SVC were 3 boys down but it allowed the less experienced players to get a full game and they did really well.

    Player of the Week: Connor MacDonald.

    Encouragement Award: Billie Schramm and Carson Spangler .

    The attitude of the players was awesome especially as the team was outmatched against Hutchins.

     

    NBL Blitz - September 22

    Some of the best players in the nation are coming to Hobart for the NBL Blitz. Get along and help Tassie in its efforts to have its own NBL team.

     

     

    Sailing 


    Date: 11-Sep-19  08:18  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 Section: Junior School Sport

    Director of Sport

    Athletics Triumph!

    In an inspiring display the 55 young men that represented St Virgil’s College at the Southern SATIS Athletics Carnival at the Domain Athletics Centre demonstrated true SVC spirit.  After 6 weeks of hard work at training the boys collectively put in a team performance that was nothing short of outstanding and simply blew all opposition away.

    The result of this team performance saw SVC win all four Junior Boys Age Group Pennants (U13, U14, U15, U16) which culminated in a stirring defence of the Overall Junior Boys Shield!

    There were lots of individual winners, placegetters and PBs set, but a highlight of note was the U16 4x100m Relay (George McLeod, Jack Lewis, Cameron Mann and Lincoln Arnold) winning in a record time of 44.62, eclipsing the previous record of 44.90 set by a SVC team back in 1988.

    The performance has certainly built momentum ahead of the State SATIS Athletics Carnival in Launceston on Saturday September 21.

    Special mention and thank you to all coaching staff including Sam Morey, James Dalton, Annale Van Heerden, Kelly Dixon, Graeme Rainbow, Steve Aitken, Dan Sulzberger, Mark Beck and Rosie Coleman. Thanks also to Kevin Anders and Jason Moles who helped with event set up and pack up.

     

    Hobart NBL Blitz 

    The College are pleased to be hosting a one hour Gametime session at the Austins Ferry Campus featuring six NBL players on Thursday September 19 in conjunction with the NBL Blitz.

     

    🎟 🏀 HURRY HOBART! Limited tickets available 🏀 🎟

    The Hungry Jack’s NBL Blitz ⚡️ is coming to Hobart. Don’t miss your chance to attend matches including dunk and 3-point contests and some of the nation's best basketballers.

    GET TICKETS at www.nbl.com.au/blitz

     

    STJFL Grand Finals

    Congratulations to all boys that participated in the Cripps STJFL Grand Finals last weekend. It was fantastic to see so many St Virgil's boys involved and giving everything they had for their respective teams.

    A special mention to the following boys who picked up a clean sweep for SVC of the Best on Ground Medals for all four Grand Finals:

    Under16: Ryan Borsboom - Clarence

    Under 15: Bryce Alomes - Clarence

    Under 14: Charlie Banks - Clarence

    U13: Harrison McLeod - North Hobart

    Congratulations also to Sebastian Brown (North Hobart) for winning the Alex Gadomski Fellowship Medal for the 'Most Courageous Player' in the Under 16 Grand Final.

     

    AFL News 

    Good luck to the 1st XVIII who next week travel to Launceston to take on the pride of the North and North West in the Tassie Hawks Cup. The team qualified for the Cup by comfortably winning the SSATIS competition. Follow the team's fortune on SVC Sport Facebook next week as the boys strive to bring the Cup back to Hobart!

    Alex Gadomski Cup 

    The Alex Gadomski Cup between St Virgil’s College and Hutchins honours Old Virgilian Alex Gadomski and to raise awareness and much needed funds for the Alex Gadomski Fellowship which funds research aimed at finding a cure for bone marrow failure diseases.

    All Old Virgilians, current students and family/friends are encouraged to attend the game on Monday September 23 at 6pm at the Kingston Twin Ovals.

    Thank you to Kingborough Council and the Kingborough Tigers FC for their assistance in hosting The Alex Gadomski Cup for 2019.

     


    Date: 11-Sep-19  08:09  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 Section: Senior School Sport

    Senior School Canteen

    Weekly Roster 

    FridaySeptember 13Michelle BarrowSally Feldmanis
        
    MondaySeptember 16Rosa MarshallBarbara Oats
    TuesdaySeptember 17Linda KerschbaumAngela McCarthy
    WednesdaySeptember 18Jodi SpanglerHELP NEEDED 
    ThursdaySeptember 19Michelle BaileyHELP NEEDED 
    FridaySeptember 20Karen McMillonHELP NEEDED

    Date: 11-Sep-19  07:28  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 Section: Senior School

    Uniform Shop

    Holiday Trading Hours 

    St Virgil’s College Uniform Shop will close for the school holidays on Thursday September 26 at 4.00pm.

    Additional Term 4 holiday trading hours
    Monday October 14, 8.00 am to 4.00 pm

    Thursday October 24 -  Closed
    The uniform shop will return to normal hours on Tuesday October 15.

    Full details of all Term 4 arrangements at St Virgil's College Retail School Holiday Closure Notice Term 4 2019

    Louise Bennett | St Virgil's College Uniform Shop Manager

    P: 03 6249 3610

    A: 195 Main Road, Austins Ferry TAS 7011

    W: www.Midford.com.au


    Date: 11-Sep-19  09:32  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 2019 V.08 Ed.29 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Community News Junior School Senior School

    Parents and Friends Association

    The Senior School Fair is on Monday November 18 - and we need YOUR Help! 

    Raffle Books

    This week the oldest student in each family received a raffle book for the 2019P&F Raffle.

    Boys this week 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, wiht all books to be returned by Monday November 18.

    Fair Helpers Needed!

    The Senior School Fair will be held on Monday November 18 from 5pm to 8pm at the Austins Ferry Campus.

    The Fair is organised by the Parents and Friends Committee and all funds go to projects which support all current and future students. Whilst we have helpers for most stalls we still need some help to make the day a huge success.

    The Fair Committee are seeking the following items to assist us. Please take these to the Front Office.

    • Second hand Books
    • Bottles of Wine
    • Bagged & Wrapped Lollies
    • Chocolate Wheel Prizes

     

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

    • Volunteers to assist on 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                0437172500

    Michelle Brown:           brownfoxcanvas@gmail.com

     

    Free Dress Days 

    A number of free dress days will be held in the lead up to the Fair. We have already had two successful days. The final free dress day is:

    Free Dress Days (Items Required) 

    Free Dress Day 3 – Thursday October 17

    Grade 9 and 10 - Grocery item (non-perishable and within use by date)

    Grade 7 and 8 - Chocolate bar or bag of lollies (individually wrapped ones if possible, please).

     

    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.

     

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

    Kate Clark 

    President


    Date: 28-Aug-19  08:54  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.26 2019 V.08 Ed.27 2019 V.08 Ed.28 2019 V.08 Ed.29 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Community News Senior School
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    From the Principal

    Enrolments – Grade 7 2021 – close September 13, 2019

    A reminder that enrolment applications for Grade 7 2021 close tomorrow, September 13.

    If you have a family member who needs to be enrolled, or know of anyone who may be considering enrolment at St Virgil’s, please encourage them to lodge the application immediately. Please note that Grade 5 students at the Junior School will automatically be rolled over for 2021 enrolment.

    If you, or anyone you know, is interested in touring either campus, Principal’s Tours are being held on the following dates at 9.00am. Please email mnugent@stvirgils.tas.edu.au to book.

    Friday September 13                   Austins Ferry

    Wednesday September 18      Junior School

    Friday October 18                       Austins Ferry

    Friday November 22                  Austins Ferry

     

    End of Term

    As the end of term rapidly approaches it is an ideal opportunity to remind all of our students about their academic responsibilities and completion of work before the term concludes. The last day is Friday September 27 and it will be a normal school day for all students.

    Term 4 Starting Date

    All students will begin on both campuses at normal time on Monday October 14.

     

    Fair Support – Junior and Senior Campuses

    During Term 4 both of our campuses will be holding Fairs and I ask you to consider being involved by supporting 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

     

    Friday September 20 - Climate Action Day Rally 

    A reminder that the full programme of classes will be running on both campuses on Friday September 20. If after discussion with your son he has decided to attend the Climate Action Rally, please be aware that it it his responsibility to catch up on all  class work he has missed.

     


    Date: 11-Sep-19  10:41  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 Section: From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal

    Mr Brad Canning 

    SSATIS Athletics Sports 

    On Wednesday September 11 our Athletics team participated in the SSATIS Athletics Carnival.  The boys were very successful winning every age group, and ultimately the Junior Boys' Shield.

    I would like to acknowledge Michael Moschogianis and the staff that have put in the many hours to help in training sessions and look forward to the SATIS Athletics carnival on Saturday September 21.

     

    The Australian Dream

    Grade 9 students recently attended a special screening of the Australian Dream at the State Cinema. This was an eye-opening experience for our students as they witnessed different perspectives of a very important issue that continues to impact members of our community. This provided the opportunity for a number of important conversations which continued back in the classroom.

     

    Grade 10 Work Experience

    Grade 10 Work experience has been continuing throughout the term, with the last group heading out this week. There have been some fantastic reports back about our students, and a number of students have potential employment opportunities as a result.

     

    Important Dates

    September 13: Grade 10 RYDA Day

    September 16 –20: Grade 10E & F Work Experience


    Date: 11-Sep-19  10:41  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 Section: Senior School

    Heads of Junior School

    Mrs Fiona Chambers and Mrs Jo Messer

    On Tuesday of this week the SRC boys provided packaging free morning tea items for all of the Junior School boys. This initiative was to raise awareness about the amount of waste that we produce as a Junior School. It was a huge success and the proof of the success was in the reduced amount of rubbish that was in the bin! Thank you, to the SRC boys and families for your support in sending along delicious home baked goods and for all other families who supported such a great initiative by not putting packaged items in their son’s lunchbox.

    Good Luck Isaac!

    Congratulations and good luck to one of our Junior School students, Isaac Dixon, who will be representing Tasmania in the National Athletics Championships in Darwin. We look forward to hearing about his performances.

    Tournament of Minds

    On Saturday September 7, seven boys from grades 3, 4 and 5 competed in the State Tournament of Minds competition at Ogilvie High School. The boys prepared a script and dramatic presentation for the Arts challenge ‘The Wizard of Oz’, which involved the boys putting an Aussie spin on this well-known story. The script written by Charlie Cubit (Grade 5) in conjunction with his other team mates, Riley Drew, Llewellyn Gray, (Grade 5) Clement McKenna, Jack Kearney (Grade 4) Hamish McGuire and Archie Dixon (Grade 3) included native Australian animals who needed to travel to Uluru to ask the Wizard to restore actions unique to these animals. For example, the Kangaroo ‘needed his hop back’, the kookaburra ‘needed his sing back’, the koala needed to learn to climb and the crocodile needed to learn to swim.

    It also touched on the important environmental issue of bush fires, as this was how the boy first lost his home, and the threat of the evil farmer who wanted to destroy the boys’ and animals plans. All boys worked well as a team throughout this process to support each other in creating backdrops, learning lines and staging this performance. I congratulate the boys on their commitment and determination throughout this process and the very entertaining end result and I look forward to working on Tournament of Minds with boys in the Junior School next year.

    Grade 3 Camp
    Some very excited Grade 3 headed off on their two-day camp this morning. They will be staying overnight at ‘Orana’ in Roche’s Beach. We wish them a fun-filled couple of days and look forward to hearing all about it when they return.

    Free Dress for the 2019 Fair
    Last week we held a free dress day in preparation for the school fair. Thank you to everyone who sent along items that will be packed into wheelbarrows. If you have something that you would like to donate to the school fair, please send it in to the Junior School office.

    NAPLAN Results
    The Grade 3 and Grade 5 NAPLAN results were sent home on Monday. Hopefully you have seen them by now, if you haven’t, please check your son’s schoolbag.

    Representative Football Boys
    Congratulations to Tom Prokopiec, Thomas Venables, Lachlan Davey and Patrick Mazimpaka who were chosen to represent the Clarke electorate this year. The boys will be play on Wednesday September 18 at Dominic College between 4.00 – 5:30pm. They will be playing students chosen to represent the Franklin electorate.

    Bullying No Way
    On Tuesday our Grade 3-6 boys, together with St Mary’s girls attended a performance of ‘Bullying No Way’. Troubie Entertainment is a ‘minimal travelling Theatre Company’ and the two-person play led us through playground issues of what bullying is: physical, verbal and visual. The characters then explored positive strategies that enable children to deal with bullying. The actors enlisted the help of the audience and called on volunteers to help them act out scenes. Mandella Young from Grade 5 delivered some fine acting skills and was able to stand up to the bully. A de-brief/Q&A session at the end of the play showed the boys understood the issues and had a good grasp of strategies to use. Thank you to St Mary’s College for letting us use the Nagle Centre for this performance.

     


    Date: 11-Sep-19  10:40  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 Section: Junior School

    Director of Identity

    The right to play is a universal and inalienable right for all children

    and is explicitly stated in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 24) and in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Article 31). Play and recreation activities can play a significant role in fulfilling a child’s right to the highest attainable standard of health and to preventive health care.

    Touch Kibera Foundation through a series of education programmes, aims to empower the local residents of Kibera and in particular their children and young people. One of Touch Kibera Foundation’s most successful programmes involves free access to soccer and other athletic activities for young people from the different villages within Kibera.

    Play is also an incredibly important part of the learning day at the Mary Rice Centre. Running, dancing, jumping and specific games designed to improve co-ordination and strengthen muscles mean that there is never a dull moment at recess and lunchtimes.

    To support the children and young people of Kibera we are holding a sports clothing drive throughout the rest of this term. The “kiburi na afya: Boots & Bras Sports Drive” is asking families to donate football boots & sports bras and sports shorts to help make sure the Right to Play is enjoyed by all the children at the Mary Rice Centre and the young athletes of Touch Kibera Foundation. “kiburi na afya translates into Proud and Healthy because having the right clothing and footwear means the young people of Kibera, and particularly the girls, are able to participate fully and safely in sporting opportunities such as soccer and classroom and playtime activities.

    Football boots, sports bras and sports pants/shorts, new or second hand (clean and in good repair) are both fine to donate and can be brought into the Front office of both campuses from next week. We will also be having a fundraising BBQ after school at the final rostered matches for Grade 8 soccer on Thursday September 19. Please support our girls and the Touch Kibera Foundation!

     


    Date: 11-Sep-19  10:38  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 Section: Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Director of Learning and Teaching

    The two winners of the Environmental Poster competition, Ryan Backhouse and Harry van Kranen, with Bob Harris from Bonorong.

    Bob came to school to talk to all the Grade 7s about Endangered Species. A great addition to our Biology Unit in Core1.


    Date: 11-Sep-19  10:37  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 Section: Senior School

    Assistant Deputy Principal (Students and Transitions)

    Climate Action Day, Student Leadership, Work Experience, RYDA Driver Awareness Day, St Paul's Choices Programme

    Strike for Climate Change

    This week all year levels have been presented with information relating to next Friday’s Climate Change action scheduled for Hobart. All members of the College community have been sent a Parent Paper work in relation to what they want their son to participate in that day. I encourage all boys to sit down with their parents and have an informed discussion about their options for the day. As noted in the Parent Paperwork all classes will run as normal during the day.

     

    Student Leadership Workshops

    All Grade 9s interested in a Student Leadership position in 2020 have been invited to take part in a series of workshops designed to focus the boy’s attention on what skills they have, and what they need to continue to develop for successful leadership.

    We will start the selection process for next year’s Student Leaders in the near future.

     

    Work Experience

    Boys in Core E and F are out on work experience this coming week. Students from C and D core groups were out last week, and we have had wonderful reports back from the students and their host employers about some of the fantastic learnings and experiences the boys are having in a real work setting.

     

    Futsal Tournament

    The annual Pastoral Care 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.

     

    RYDA Driver Awareness Day

    Grade 10s will be taken to the Show Grounds on Friday September 13 to complete the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness programme. Boys are to bring their own lunch, although there will be a sausage BBQ available for $2 a sausage. The programme is an important step in each student’s progress towards being responsible drivers in the future.

     

    St Paul’s Choices

    Students from St Paul's and St Brigid’s will join us for the remainder of the term, on Thursday afternoons,  to experience some of the activities the College has to offer. This programme is designed to reduce some of the anxieties of the transition from Grade 6 to Grade 7. Last week the students were challenged with our climbing wall. This week Mr Ellis conducted some exciting experiments in the Science rooms.

     

     


    Date: 11-Sep-19  10:36  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 Section: Senior School

    Junior School Sport

    Basketball and Hockey and Sailing Holiday Clinics 

    SVC Pacers V SHC Bucks

    Player of the Week: Isaac Dixon -  (a great fill in for the day) for a great effort and excellent team work.

     

    Encouragement Award: Jamie Harris for following instructions and working hard.

     

    SVC Warriors V SHC

    It was a tough game for the Warriors, going down to SHC.

    Encouragement Award:  Archer Tully for his leadership in tough times.  He led from the front for the whole game, a great mindset was shown to the less experienced players, who really stepped up.

    Player of the Match: Liam Stewart who gave the game and his team everything he could, layups, defence and ball skills were really on display.

     

    SVC Kings 8 lost to Hutchins Magenta 66

    SVC were 3 boys down but it allowed the less experienced players to get a full game and they did really well.

    Player of the Week: Connor MacDonald.

    Encouragement Award: Billie Schramm and Carson Spangler .

    The attitude of the players was awesome especially as the team was outmatched against Hutchins.

     

    NBL Blitz - September 22

    Some of the best players in the nation are coming to Hobart for the NBL Blitz. Get along and help Tassie in its efforts to have its own NBL team.

     

     

    Sailing 


    Date: 11-Sep-19  08:18  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 Section: Junior School Sport

    Director of Sport

    Athletics Triumph!

    In an inspiring display the 55 young men that represented St Virgil’s College at the Southern SATIS Athletics Carnival at the Domain Athletics Centre demonstrated true SVC spirit.  After 6 weeks of hard work at training the boys collectively put in a team performance that was nothing short of outstanding and simply blew all opposition away.

    The result of this team performance saw SVC win all four Junior Boys Age Group Pennants (U13, U14, U15, U16) which culminated in a stirring defence of the Overall Junior Boys Shield!

    There were lots of individual winners, placegetters and PBs set, but a highlight of note was the U16 4x100m Relay (George McLeod, Jack Lewis, Cameron Mann and Lincoln Arnold) winning in a record time of 44.62, eclipsing the previous record of 44.90 set by a SVC team back in 1988.

    The performance has certainly built momentum ahead of the State SATIS Athletics Carnival in Launceston on Saturday September 21.

    Special mention and thank you to all coaching staff including Sam Morey, James Dalton, Annale Van Heerden, Kelly Dixon, Graeme Rainbow, Steve Aitken, Dan Sulzberger, Mark Beck and Rosie Coleman. Thanks also to Kevin Anders and Jason Moles who helped with event set up and pack up.

     

    Hobart NBL Blitz 

    The College are pleased to be hosting a one hour Gametime session at the Austins Ferry Campus featuring six NBL players on Thursday September 19 in conjunction with the NBL Blitz.

     

    🎟 🏀 HURRY HOBART! Limited tickets available 🏀 🎟

    The Hungry Jack’s NBL Blitz ⚡️ is coming to Hobart. Don’t miss your chance to attend matches including dunk and 3-point contests and some of the nation's best basketballers.

    GET TICKETS at www.nbl.com.au/blitz

     

    STJFL Grand Finals

    Congratulations to all boys that participated in the Cripps STJFL Grand Finals last weekend. It was fantastic to see so many St Virgil's boys involved and giving everything they had for their respective teams.

    A special mention to the following boys who picked up a clean sweep for SVC of the Best on Ground Medals for all four Grand Finals:

    Under16: Ryan Borsboom - Clarence

    Under 15: Bryce Alomes - Clarence

    Under 14: Charlie Banks - Clarence

    U13: Harrison McLeod - North Hobart

    Congratulations also to Sebastian Brown (North Hobart) for winning the Alex Gadomski Fellowship Medal for the 'Most Courageous Player' in the Under 16 Grand Final.

     

    AFL News 

    Good luck to the 1st XVIII who next week travel to Launceston to take on the pride of the North and North West in the Tassie Hawks Cup. The team qualified for the Cup by comfortably winning the SSATIS competition. Follow the team's fortune on SVC Sport Facebook next week as the boys strive to bring the Cup back to Hobart!

    Alex Gadomski Cup 

    The Alex Gadomski Cup between St Virgil’s College and Hutchins honours Old Virgilian Alex Gadomski and to raise awareness and much needed funds for the Alex Gadomski Fellowship which funds research aimed at finding a cure for bone marrow failure diseases.

    All Old Virgilians, current students and family/friends are encouraged to attend the game on Monday September 23 at 6pm at the Kingston Twin Ovals.

    Thank you to Kingborough Council and the Kingborough Tigers FC for their assistance in hosting The Alex Gadomski Cup for 2019.

     


    Date: 11-Sep-19  08:09  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 Section: Senior School Sport

    Senior School Canteen

    Weekly Roster 

    FridaySeptember 13Michelle BarrowSally Feldmanis
        
    MondaySeptember 16Rosa MarshallBarbara Oats
    TuesdaySeptember 17Linda KerschbaumAngela McCarthy
    WednesdaySeptember 18Jodi SpanglerHELP NEEDED 
    ThursdaySeptember 19Michelle BaileyHELP NEEDED 
    FridaySeptember 20Karen McMillonHELP NEEDED

    Date: 11-Sep-19  07:28  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 Section: Senior School

    Uniform Shop

    Holiday Trading Hours 

    St Virgil’s College Uniform Shop will close for the school holidays on Thursday September 26 at 4.00pm.

    Additional Term 4 holiday trading hours
    Monday October 14, 8.00 am to 4.00 pm

    Thursday October 24 -  Closed
    The uniform shop will return to normal hours on Tuesday October 15.

    Full details of all Term 4 arrangements at St Virgil's College Retail School Holiday Closure Notice Term 4 2019

    Louise Bennett | St Virgil's College Uniform Shop Manager

    P: 03 6249 3610

    A: 195 Main Road, Austins Ferry TAS 7011

    W: www.Midford.com.au


    Date: 11-Sep-19  09:32  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.28 2019 V.08 Ed.29 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Community News Junior School Senior School

    Parents and Friends Association

    The Senior School Fair is on Monday November 18 - and we need YOUR Help! 

    Raffle Books

    This week the oldest student in each family received a raffle book for the 2019P&F Raffle.

    Boys this week 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, wiht all books to be returned by Monday November 18.

    Fair Helpers Needed!

    The Senior School Fair will be held on Monday November 18 from 5pm to 8pm at the Austins Ferry Campus.

    The Fair is organised by the Parents and Friends Committee and all funds go to projects which support all current and future students. Whilst we have helpers for most stalls we still need some help to make the day a huge success.

    The Fair Committee are seeking the following items to assist us. Please take these to the Front Office.

    • Second hand Books
    • Bottles of Wine
    • Bagged & Wrapped Lollies
    • Chocolate Wheel Prizes

     

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

    • Volunteers to assist on 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                0437172500

    Michelle Brown:           brownfoxcanvas@gmail.com

     

    Free Dress Days 

    A number of free dress days will be held in the lead up to the Fair. We have already had two successful days. The final free dress day is:

    Free Dress Days (Items Required) 

    Free Dress Day 3 – Thursday October 17

    Grade 9 and 10 - Grocery item (non-perishable and within use by date)

    Grade 7 and 8 - Chocolate bar or bag of lollies (individually wrapped ones if possible, please).

     

    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.

     

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

    Kate Clark 

    President


    Date: 28-Aug-19  08:54  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.26 2019 V.08 Ed.27 2019 V.08 Ed.28 2019 V.08 Ed.29 2019 V.08 Ed.30 Section: Community News Senior School

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