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  • From the Principal

    Final Weeks - Farewells and New Beginnings! 

     Date:  27-Nov-19  11:36      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.37     Section:   From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal

    Reminders for Thanksgiving Ceremony this evening 

     Date:  27-Nov-19  11:35      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.37     Section:   Senior School

    Heads of Junior School

    Grade 6 Canberra Trip and Lots More! 

     Date:  27-Nov-19  11:34      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.37     Section:   Junior School

    Director of Identity

    Tonight, as we gather to celebrate the graduation of our Grade 10 students, we acknowledge the words and the deeds of these young men who each in their own way have lived out our College values of Community Justice and Respect.

     Date:  27-Nov-19  10:53      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.37     Section:   Faith & Identity Senior School

    Junior School Sport

    STCPSSA Athletics Sports, SVC Sailing and Sports Photos 

     Date:  27-Nov-19  10:36      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.37     Section:   Junior School Sport

    Director of Sport

    State Basketball Titles, Cricket, SVC Sailing

     Date:  27-Nov-19  10:35      Edition:   2019 V.08 Ed.37     Section:   Senior School Sport
  • From the Principal

    Final Weeks - Farewells and New Beginnings! 

      2019 V.08 Ed.37
     From the Principal
    Junior School
    Senior School
     27-Nov-19  23:36

    Deputy Principal

    Reminders for Thanksgiving Ceremony this evening 

      2019 V.08 Ed.37
     Senior School
     27-Nov-19  23:35

    Heads of Junior School

    Grade 6 Canberra Trip and Lots More! 

      2019 V.08 Ed.37
     Junior School
     27-Nov-19  23:34

    Director of Identity

    Tonight, as we gather to celebrate the graduation of our Grade 10 students, we acknowledge the words and...

      2019 V.08 Ed.37
     Faith & Identity
    Senior School
     27-Nov-19  22:53

    Junior School Sport

    STCPSSA Athletics Sports, SVC Sailing and Sports Photos 

      2019 V.08 Ed.37
     Junior School
    Sport
     27-Nov-19  22:36

    Director of Sport

    State Basketball Titles, Cricket, SVC Sailing

      2019 V.08 Ed.37
     Senior School
    Sport
     27-Nov-19  22:35
  • From the Principal

    Final Weeks - Farewells and New Beginnings! 

    This week we have recognised and celebrated the achievements and contributions that our Grade 10 boys have made to the ongoing story of St Virgil's College. All boys are to be commended upon the mature and good spirited manner in which they have approached exams, the OVA Memorial Mass, the Leavers' Dinner and Thanksgiving Ceremony. It has been gratifying to see the genuine love the boys have for the College and the deep connection that they have to each other. It provides strong endorsement for our strategic statement 'We Belong' which is an authentic expression of our values community, justice and respect.

    It also highlights that even in leaving, our young men will remain connected to the College, both through the OVA and through the enduring friendships that they have made. These friendships have been forged through shared experiences in the classrooms, music halls, camps, sports arenas and in lunchtime handball matches and chess games.

    In farewelling our Grade 10s I offer the following prayer:

    Good and loving God
    We thank you for the completion of another academic year. We are grateful for your guidance and love as we share in the lives of our students and their families. 

    Please bless and guide our students as they reach this end, and as they chart new beginnings.
    May what they have learned by being here with us allow them to truly be "men for
    others." May what we have learned from them enable us to be the same.

    Please help them to use all that they have learned here to make the world a better place - to
    serve others in true solidarity and kinship - to seek ways to help the poor, the marginalised,
    and those who are suffering - and to always seek the greater good.

    Finally, Father, we thank you for giving us the opportunity to build our community with these
    young men while they are here. Though they are leaving our campus, we know
    that they will always be with us as part of the St Virgil's family, and we ask that the bonds that
    have been created here remain strong despite any distance.

    We ask all of this in your name, and in the name of your Son. Amen. 

     

    Grade 7-9 Stepping Up Programme 

    From December 9 to 13, current Grade 7-9 students will commence their 2020 academic studies as part of our Stepping Up Programme. It is a great opportunity for students to meet their new teachers and find out about the requirements of the subject. It also provides an opportunity for boys to complete some tasks that will enable them to make a flying start to their studies in 2020.

    Boys are reminded that the programme is broken up this year with House Beach Bonanza Day to be held at Seven Mile Beach on Wednesday December 11.

    A reminder that the final day of classes for all Grade 3-9 students is Friday December 13.

     

    Junior School Dates 

    Whilst there are some changes in programmes and structures at the senior school, our Junior School students are still deeply immersed in studies and busy with a host of activities, celebrations and special events. In commending our Patrick St staff and students on the excellent manner in which they are approaching the end of the year, I draw your attention to the following events:

     

    November 28: Grade 10 Thanksgiving and Graduation: SRC attending

    November 29: Grade 3s to Playhouse Theatre

    November 29: SMC Disco for Grade 5 and 6 boys: 6pm – 8pm

    December 3: Evening Orientation for Grade 6 boys at Austins Ferry (5.00-6.30 pm)

    December 5: Orientation Day

    Volunteer Appreciation Evening

    December 6: Primary Schools Triathlon

    December 10: Bethlehem House gift giving

    December 11: End of Year Assembly: 12.30 pm (At Austins Ferry)

    December 12: Thanksgiving Liturgy and Awards Ceremony (7.00 pm Cathedral)

    December 13: Last day for students; picnic day and Guard of Honour for Grade 6 (2.45 pm)

     

    Welcome! 

    It was wonderful to welcome two new members to our College community this week:

    Mr Peter Rasmussen and his wife Kirsten and their two boys, William and Thomas, welcomed the safe arrival of a beautiful daughter and sister, Estelle Patricia.

    Mr Richard Wartho and his wife Lucie and daughter Helena welcome a future front rower and Melbourne supporter - Adrian Wartho!

     


    Date: 27-Nov-19  11:36  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.37 Section: From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal

    Reminders for Thanksgiving Ceremony this evening 

    The Thanksgiving and Prize Giving ceremony is a significant event on the College calendar. It provides an opportunity for the College community to farewell the Class of 2019 as well as recognise boys who have displayed high levels of academic excellence and leadership within the College.

    Boys are reminded:

    • Please be at the DEC by 7pm, lined up in Pastoral care Groups.
    • Doors will open for parents and guests at 7.15pm.
    • Please be in full formal uniform - with shoes cleaned and hair neat.
    • The evening will conclude by 9pm.

    We look forward to a wonderful celebration.


    Date: 27-Nov-19  11:35  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.37 Section: Senior School

    Heads of Junior School

    Grade 6 Canberra Trip and Lots More! 

    Last week our Grade 6 students completed an education tour of the National capital. They had the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programmes with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $200 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate programme towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.

    This was a wonderful experience for all of the Grade 6 boys who embraced the opportunities at many national venues such as Parliament House, the Museum of Democracy at Old Parliament House, the Electoral Education Commission, the Arboretum, the Capital Exhibition Centre, Questacon, they Royal Australian Mint, the Australian Institute of Sport, the Zoo and Aquarium, the Australian War Memorial and the National Gallery. The boys enjoyed rooming with their mates in the Cabins at Alivio. We made the most of the play areas there on one night. The other nights we enjoyed a night tour of Questacon and a swim and slide at the Aquatic Centre. The boys enjoyed the hot breakfasts on offer and these set them up well for the extremely busy days.

    I would like to congratulate the boys on their enthusiasm in participating in all activities; for displaying a good content knowledge and remembering a lot of information from the various tours and venues we visited. Thank you to the staff members who accompanied and supported the boys on the tour, Mrs Chambers, Ms Lack, Mrs Conallin, Mrs Tollard, Mr Ellis and Mr Scanlon.

    Congratulations
    Our heartfelt congratulations to Mr Peter Rasmussen, his wife Kirsten and their two boys, William and Thomas, on the safe arrival of a beautiful daughter and sister, Estelle Patricia.

    OVA Memorial- Grade 10 Welcome Mass  1
    The Junior School together with the graduating Grade 10 class and the Old Virgilians, celebrated Mass in the Cathedral on Tuesday. This was a great opportunity for the Junior Campus boys to farewell the Grade 10s, many of whom they would know, with brothers, friends and former Junior School boys among the cohort. It was refreshing to hear the boys singing with gusto, particularly during the St Virgil’s Anthem.

    In the playground before the Mass, a great cricket game was had between the Year 10s and Grade 4s. The cheering rivalled any MCG crowd and the camaraderie between the boys was amazing to witness.

    STCPSSA (Catholic) Athletics Carnival
    On Friday November 22 St Virgil’s organised and hosted the Catholic Schools Athletics Carnival. Thank you to Mrs Kelly Dixon who spent a lot of time organising the carnival and was assisted on the day by Mr Moschogianis, Mr Terhell, Mrs Copeland, Mrs Read, Mrs Sutton and some senior school boys. The Junior School team performed extremely well. We won’t take any of Mrs Dixon’s good news away, so please read her full report in the Junior School Sport’s report. Congratulations to all boys for participating enthusiastically.

    Bethlehem House Christmas Gift Boxes
    Thank you to the Grade 5 boys who have work with their peers to source donations for Bethlehem House. We have a great collection of gifts to support the men of Bethlehem House. Ms Stary and the boys will pack and wrap these boxes next Wednesday December 4. If you would still like to donate some gifts, please send them in before next Wednesday.

    Calendar Dates
    As usual, it is a very busy finish to the year. We are encouraging boys to keep working hard in the classroom and to continue to do their best to finish the year on a positive note.

    November 28: Grade 10 Thanksgiving and Graduation: SRC attending

    November 29: Grade 3s to Playhouse Theatre

    November 29: SMC Disco for Grade 5 and 6 boys: 6pm – 8pm

    December 3: Evening Orientation for Grade 6 boys at Austins Ferry (5.00-6.30 pm)

    December 5: Orientation Day

    Volunteer Appreciation Evening

    December 6: Primary Schools Triathlon

    December 10: Bethlehem House gift giving

    December 11: End of Year Assembly: 12.30 pm (At Austins Ferry)

    December 12: Thanksgiving Liturgy and Awards Ceremony (7.00 pm Cathedral)

    December 13: Last day for students; picnic day and Guard of Honour for Grade 6 (2.45 pm)

     


    Date: 27-Nov-19  11:34  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.37 Section: Junior School

    Director of Learning and Teaching

    PB Murphy Award Winners and Leavers' Dinner Assistants 

    Joint Br PB Murphy Academic Excellence Award winners Phoenix Robey and Joseph Fracalossi

     

    2020 Student Leaders provided waiting support for the 2019 Leavers' Dinner.


    Date: 27-Nov-19  10:58  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.37 Section: Senior School

    Director of Identity

    Tonight, as we gather to celebrate the graduation of our Grade 10 students, we acknowledge the words and the deeds of these young men who each in their own way have lived out our College values of Community Justice and Respect.

    In the words of the Nobel Prize winning rock star beat poet Bob Dylan, in his beautiful tribute Forever Young, we wish them all peace and blessings for tonight and into the future.

     

    May God bless and keep you always,

    May your wishes all come true,

    May you always do for others

    And let others do for you.

    We recognise the countless hours of Service they have given to others; in their own community as sporting coaches, mentors, firefighters and peer support leaders and in the work they have done nationally and internationally through Caritas, Vinnies, Reconciliation and not least their engaging work for and presence at the Mary Rice Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

     

    May you build a ladder to the stars

    And climb on every rung,

    and may you stay forever young

    We share in their growing ambitions and hopes for where their futures may take them and acknowledge the risks they have been prepared to take when setting themselves new challenges and goals.

     

    May you grow up to be righteous,

    May you grow up to be true,

    May you always know the truth

    And see the lights surrounding you.

    We take pride in every moment where their response has been one of integrity and truth, where they have been critical of assumptions and sought to make up their own minds about what is honourable and just.

     

    May you always be courageous,

    Stand upright and be strong,

    and may y you stay forever young

    We acknowledge the countless times and places that they have stood up for what is right, either on their own or by standing strong together, in the classroom, on the sporting field, on the buses and marching together on the streets, in parades, protests and rallies.

     

    May your hands always be busy,

    May your feet always be swift,

    May you have a strong foundation

    When the winds of changes shift.

    We recognise the hard work they have put into their studies, particularly during their recent exams and the contribution they have made to extra-curricular programmes, often while balancing part time jobs and commitments to families and friends.

     

    May your heart always be joyful,

    May your song always be sung,

    and may stay forever young.

    Most of all we celebrate the cheerful, fun, energetic and boundless enthusiasm of a great bunch of young men, and may they stay Forever Young.

     

    With credit to Songwriter - Bob Dylan, Forever Young lyrics © Emi April Music Inc.


    Date: 27-Nov-19  10:53  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.37 Section: Faith & Identity Senior School

    Assistant Deputy Principal

    Grade 10 Final Week and Head Start Programme 

    Our Grade 10s have enjoyed a really successful transition period culminating with the Leavers' Dinner on Tuesday night. It must be said the year group approached the exam period with maturity and thoroughness. Many of the boys performed well and should be proud of their efforts.
    Thursday night will see the College gather to celebrate the year of work at the annual Thanksgiving at The Derwent Entertainment Centre. This is a great chance to farewell the Class of 2019 and celebrate the academic successes of many other boys.
    Next week we welcome the young men who will make up the Grade 7 group of 2020 at the Orientation evening. This is an informal meeting designed for the boys and parents to meet with the staff who will guide them next year including their House Head and Pastoral Care teacher.
    On Thursday we will also host Grade 6 students from the Junior School for an Orientation Day. We have held similar days for many of our Catholic feeder schools during term 3.
    Boys will be given their new timetables soon, as we move towards the Head Start programme in the last week of term. It provides a great opportunity for boys to test their new option subjects for the week, as any requests for changes will only be available at the beginning of next year.

    Date: 27-Nov-19  10:52  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.37 Section: Senior School

    Junior School Sport

    STCPSSA Athletics Sports, SVC Sailing and Sports Photos 

    Last Sunday the College offered Try Sailing days at the Marine Education Centre (MEC). A warm strong breeze offered a few of the Junior school boys a chance to try their skills in the Pacers and enjoy a healthy swim from the middle of the river back to shore!

    There will be more ‘Sailing’ days on offer at the MEC next year during Term 1.  However if you are keen to experience and get involved with Sailing before then, I strongly encourage boys to get along and tackle a “Tacker Course” which are available during the summer holidays at many of the local Sailing Clubs.

    Matt Cubit, Sailing Coordinator

    Sport and Co-Curricular Photos

    The Sports & Co-curricular photos are now online for parents to order.

    To purchase photos please log on at: https://online.leadingimage.com.au/login

    And enter this shoot key: TZJ9W9ND

    All group photos are $12 plus postage and handling.

    Photos will be sent to student's home address. The link will remain open for 6 months to order these photos.

     

     


    Date: 27-Nov-19  10:36  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.37 Section: Junior School Sport

    Director of Sport

    State Basketball Titles, Cricket, SVC Sailing

    Tasmanian High School Basketball Championships

    The senior and junior teams played some determined basketball over the weekend just failing to come away with a championship medal.

    Seniors 

    The senior team won the 3rd place play off 75-18 against Riverside High School, after a close six point loss to Sacred Heart in the semi final. Prior to the semi final the team defeated Marist College Burnie and St Patrick's College, Launceston. A great team effort and a fitting end to a highly successful season.

    Juniors

    The Grade 7&8 team put in an amazing effort to finish in 4th Place.  Following a great pool win over New Town HS the boys were drawn to play a star studded Riverside HS team in the semi final, eventually losing 49-59. This took its toll and they literally ran out of legs in the play off for 3rd and 4th. Well done boys.

     

    Cricket - Grade 7&8 Finals 

    1 v 2 Play Off 

    3 v 4 Play Off

    SVC Blue 5/107 (19 overs) defeated Hutchins Black 105 (20).

    A hard fought, well played game full of strategy. Good team effort.

    SVC Sailing

    Last Sunday the College offered Try Sailing days at the Marine Education Centre (MEC). A warm strong breeze offered a few of the Junior school boys a chance to try their skills in the Pacers and enjoy a healthy swim from the middle of the river back to shore!

    There will be more ‘Sailing’ days on offer at the MEC next year during Term 1.  However if you are keen to experience and get involved with Sailing before then, I strongly encourage boys to get along and tackle a “Tacker Course” which are available during the summer holidays at many of the local Sailing Clubs.

    Matt Cubit, Sailing Coordinator

    Sport and Co-Curricular Photos

    The Sports & Co-curricular photos are now online for parents to order.

    To purchase photos please log on at: https://online.leadingimage.com.au/login

    And enter this shoot key: TZJ9W9ND

    All group photos are $12 plus postage and handling.

    Photos will be sent to student's home address. The link will remain open for 6 months to order these photos.

     


    Date: 27-Nov-19  10:35  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.37 Section: Senior School Sport

    Senior School Canteen

    Weekly Roster 

    MondayDecember 2Angela McCarthyBarbara Oates
    TuesdayDecember 3Jacqui Hickman 
    WednesdayDecember 4Annette SkellyPat Butcher
    ThursdayDecember 5Angela McCarthyEmily Devine
    FridayDecember 6Elisha BerryDeb McKenzie
        
    MondayDecember 9Susan Divin 
    TuesdayDecember 10Marilyn RooneyFran Kline
    WednesdayDecember 11House Beach BonanzaDay
    ThursdayDecember 12Lucia CampesePat King
    FridayDecember 13Jocelyn HuigslootSally Feldmanis

     

     

    Thank you to all our amazing volunteer helpers. We look forward to seeing you again in 2020.


    Date: 27-Nov-19  10:11  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.37 Section: Senior School
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    From the Principal

    Final Weeks - Farewells and New Beginnings! 

    This week we have recognised and celebrated the achievements and contributions that our Grade 10 boys have made to the ongoing story of St Virgil's College. All boys are to be commended upon the mature and good spirited manner in which they have approached exams, the OVA Memorial Mass, the Leavers' Dinner and Thanksgiving Ceremony. It has been gratifying to see the genuine love the boys have for the College and the deep connection that they have to each other. It provides strong endorsement for our strategic statement 'We Belong' which is an authentic expression of our values community, justice and respect.

    It also highlights that even in leaving, our young men will remain connected to the College, both through the OVA and through the enduring friendships that they have made. These friendships have been forged through shared experiences in the classrooms, music halls, camps, sports arenas and in lunchtime handball matches and chess games.

    In farewelling our Grade 10s I offer the following prayer:

    Good and loving God
    We thank you for the completion of another academic year. We are grateful for your guidance and love as we share in the lives of our students and their families. 

    Please bless and guide our students as they reach this end, and as they chart new beginnings.
    May what they have learned by being here with us allow them to truly be "men for
    others." May what we have learned from them enable us to be the same.

    Please help them to use all that they have learned here to make the world a better place - to
    serve others in true solidarity and kinship - to seek ways to help the poor, the marginalised,
    and those who are suffering - and to always seek the greater good.

    Finally, Father, we thank you for giving us the opportunity to build our community with these
    young men while they are here. Though they are leaving our campus, we know
    that they will always be with us as part of the St Virgil's family, and we ask that the bonds that
    have been created here remain strong despite any distance.

    We ask all of this in your name, and in the name of your Son. Amen. 

     

    Grade 7-9 Stepping Up Programme 

    From December 9 to 13, current Grade 7-9 students will commence their 2020 academic studies as part of our Stepping Up Programme. It is a great opportunity for students to meet their new teachers and find out about the requirements of the subject. It also provides an opportunity for boys to complete some tasks that will enable them to make a flying start to their studies in 2020.

    Boys are reminded that the programme is broken up this year with House Beach Bonanza Day to be held at Seven Mile Beach on Wednesday December 11.

    A reminder that the final day of classes for all Grade 3-9 students is Friday December 13.

     

    Junior School Dates 

    Whilst there are some changes in programmes and structures at the senior school, our Junior School students are still deeply immersed in studies and busy with a host of activities, celebrations and special events. In commending our Patrick St staff and students on the excellent manner in which they are approaching the end of the year, I draw your attention to the following events:

     

    November 28: Grade 10 Thanksgiving and Graduation: SRC attending

    November 29: Grade 3s to Playhouse Theatre

    November 29: SMC Disco for Grade 5 and 6 boys: 6pm – 8pm

    December 3: Evening Orientation for Grade 6 boys at Austins Ferry (5.00-6.30 pm)

    December 5: Orientation Day

    Volunteer Appreciation Evening

    December 6: Primary Schools Triathlon

    December 10: Bethlehem House gift giving

    December 11: End of Year Assembly: 12.30 pm (At Austins Ferry)

    December 12: Thanksgiving Liturgy and Awards Ceremony (7.00 pm Cathedral)

    December 13: Last day for students; picnic day and Guard of Honour for Grade 6 (2.45 pm)

     

    Welcome! 

    It was wonderful to welcome two new members to our College community this week:

    Mr Peter Rasmussen and his wife Kirsten and their two boys, William and Thomas, welcomed the safe arrival of a beautiful daughter and sister, Estelle Patricia.

    Mr Richard Wartho and his wife Lucie and daughter Helena welcome a future front rower and Melbourne supporter - Adrian Wartho!

     


    Date: 27-Nov-19  11:36  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.37 Section: From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal

    Reminders for Thanksgiving Ceremony this evening 

    The Thanksgiving and Prize Giving ceremony is a significant event on the College calendar. It provides an opportunity for the College community to farewell the Class of 2019 as well as recognise boys who have displayed high levels of academic excellence and leadership within the College.

    Boys are reminded:

    • Please be at the DEC by 7pm, lined up in Pastoral care Groups.
    • Doors will open for parents and guests at 7.15pm.
    • Please be in full formal uniform - with shoes cleaned and hair neat.
    • The evening will conclude by 9pm.

    We look forward to a wonderful celebration.


    Date: 27-Nov-19  11:35  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.37 Section: Senior School

    Heads of Junior School

    Grade 6 Canberra Trip and Lots More! 

    Last week our Grade 6 students completed an education tour of the National capital. They had the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programmes with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $200 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate programme towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.

    This was a wonderful experience for all of the Grade 6 boys who embraced the opportunities at many national venues such as Parliament House, the Museum of Democracy at Old Parliament House, the Electoral Education Commission, the Arboretum, the Capital Exhibition Centre, Questacon, they Royal Australian Mint, the Australian Institute of Sport, the Zoo and Aquarium, the Australian War Memorial and the National Gallery. The boys enjoyed rooming with their mates in the Cabins at Alivio. We made the most of the play areas there on one night. The other nights we enjoyed a night tour of Questacon and a swim and slide at the Aquatic Centre. The boys enjoyed the hot breakfasts on offer and these set them up well for the extremely busy days.

    I would like to congratulate the boys on their enthusiasm in participating in all activities; for displaying a good content knowledge and remembering a lot of information from the various tours and venues we visited. Thank you to the staff members who accompanied and supported the boys on the tour, Mrs Chambers, Ms Lack, Mrs Conallin, Mrs Tollard, Mr Ellis and Mr Scanlon.

    Congratulations
    Our heartfelt congratulations to Mr Peter Rasmussen, his wife Kirsten and their two boys, William and Thomas, on the safe arrival of a beautiful daughter and sister, Estelle Patricia.

    OVA Memorial- Grade 10 Welcome Mass  1
    The Junior School together with the graduating Grade 10 class and the Old Virgilians, celebrated Mass in the Cathedral on Tuesday. This was a great opportunity for the Junior Campus boys to farewell the Grade 10s, many of whom they would know, with brothers, friends and former Junior School boys among the cohort. It was refreshing to hear the boys singing with gusto, particularly during the St Virgil’s Anthem.

    In the playground before the Mass, a great cricket game was had between the Year 10s and Grade 4s. The cheering rivalled any MCG crowd and the camaraderie between the boys was amazing to witness.

    STCPSSA (Catholic) Athletics Carnival
    On Friday November 22 St Virgil’s organised and hosted the Catholic Schools Athletics Carnival. Thank you to Mrs Kelly Dixon who spent a lot of time organising the carnival and was assisted on the day by Mr Moschogianis, Mr Terhell, Mrs Copeland, Mrs Read, Mrs Sutton and some senior school boys. The Junior School team performed extremely well. We won’t take any of Mrs Dixon’s good news away, so please read her full report in the Junior School Sport’s report. Congratulations to all boys for participating enthusiastically.

    Bethlehem House Christmas Gift Boxes
    Thank you to the Grade 5 boys who have work with their peers to source donations for Bethlehem House. We have a great collection of gifts to support the men of Bethlehem House. Ms Stary and the boys will pack and wrap these boxes next Wednesday December 4. If you would still like to donate some gifts, please send them in before next Wednesday.

    Calendar Dates
    As usual, it is a very busy finish to the year. We are encouraging boys to keep working hard in the classroom and to continue to do their best to finish the year on a positive note.

    November 28: Grade 10 Thanksgiving and Graduation: SRC attending

    November 29: Grade 3s to Playhouse Theatre

    November 29: SMC Disco for Grade 5 and 6 boys: 6pm – 8pm

    December 3: Evening Orientation for Grade 6 boys at Austins Ferry (5.00-6.30 pm)

    December 5: Orientation Day

    Volunteer Appreciation Evening

    December 6: Primary Schools Triathlon

    December 10: Bethlehem House gift giving

    December 11: End of Year Assembly: 12.30 pm (At Austins Ferry)

    December 12: Thanksgiving Liturgy and Awards Ceremony (7.00 pm Cathedral)

    December 13: Last day for students; picnic day and Guard of Honour for Grade 6 (2.45 pm)

     


    Date: 27-Nov-19  11:34  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.37 Section: Junior School

    Director of Learning and Teaching

    PB Murphy Award Winners and Leavers' Dinner Assistants 

    Joint Br PB Murphy Academic Excellence Award winners Phoenix Robey and Joseph Fracalossi

     

    2020 Student Leaders provided waiting support for the 2019 Leavers' Dinner.


    Date: 27-Nov-19  10:58  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.37 Section: Senior School

    Director of Identity

    Tonight, as we gather to celebrate the graduation of our Grade 10 students, we acknowledge the words and the deeds of these young men who each in their own way have lived out our College values of Community Justice and Respect.

    In the words of the Nobel Prize winning rock star beat poet Bob Dylan, in his beautiful tribute Forever Young, we wish them all peace and blessings for tonight and into the future.

     

    May God bless and keep you always,

    May your wishes all come true,

    May you always do for others

    And let others do for you.

    We recognise the countless hours of Service they have given to others; in their own community as sporting coaches, mentors, firefighters and peer support leaders and in the work they have done nationally and internationally through Caritas, Vinnies, Reconciliation and not least their engaging work for and presence at the Mary Rice Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

     

    May you build a ladder to the stars

    And climb on every rung,

    and may you stay forever young

    We share in their growing ambitions and hopes for where their futures may take them and acknowledge the risks they have been prepared to take when setting themselves new challenges and goals.

     

    May you grow up to be righteous,

    May you grow up to be true,

    May you always know the truth

    And see the lights surrounding you.

    We take pride in every moment where their response has been one of integrity and truth, where they have been critical of assumptions and sought to make up their own minds about what is honourable and just.

     

    May you always be courageous,

    Stand upright and be strong,

    and may y you stay forever young

    We acknowledge the countless times and places that they have stood up for what is right, either on their own or by standing strong together, in the classroom, on the sporting field, on the buses and marching together on the streets, in parades, protests and rallies.

     

    May your hands always be busy,

    May your feet always be swift,

    May you have a strong foundation

    When the winds of changes shift.

    We recognise the hard work they have put into their studies, particularly during their recent exams and the contribution they have made to extra-curricular programmes, often while balancing part time jobs and commitments to families and friends.

     

    May your heart always be joyful,

    May your song always be sung,

    and may stay forever young.

    Most of all we celebrate the cheerful, fun, energetic and boundless enthusiasm of a great bunch of young men, and may they stay Forever Young.

     

    With credit to Songwriter - Bob Dylan, Forever Young lyrics © Emi April Music Inc.


    Date: 27-Nov-19  10:53  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.37 Section: Faith & Identity Senior School

    Assistant Deputy Principal

    Grade 10 Final Week and Head Start Programme 

    Our Grade 10s have enjoyed a really successful transition period culminating with the Leavers' Dinner on Tuesday night. It must be said the year group approached the exam period with maturity and thoroughness. Many of the boys performed well and should be proud of their efforts.
    Thursday night will see the College gather to celebrate the year of work at the annual Thanksgiving at The Derwent Entertainment Centre. This is a great chance to farewell the Class of 2019 and celebrate the academic successes of many other boys.
    Next week we welcome the young men who will make up the Grade 7 group of 2020 at the Orientation evening. This is an informal meeting designed for the boys and parents to meet with the staff who will guide them next year including their House Head and Pastoral Care teacher.
    On Thursday we will also host Grade 6 students from the Junior School for an Orientation Day. We have held similar days for many of our Catholic feeder schools during term 3.
    Boys will be given their new timetables soon, as we move towards the Head Start programme in the last week of term. It provides a great opportunity for boys to test their new option subjects for the week, as any requests for changes will only be available at the beginning of next year.

    Date: 27-Nov-19  10:52  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.37 Section: Senior School

    Junior School Sport

    STCPSSA Athletics Sports, SVC Sailing and Sports Photos 

    Last Sunday the College offered Try Sailing days at the Marine Education Centre (MEC). A warm strong breeze offered a few of the Junior school boys a chance to try their skills in the Pacers and enjoy a healthy swim from the middle of the river back to shore!

    There will be more ‘Sailing’ days on offer at the MEC next year during Term 1.  However if you are keen to experience and get involved with Sailing before then, I strongly encourage boys to get along and tackle a “Tacker Course” which are available during the summer holidays at many of the local Sailing Clubs.

    Matt Cubit, Sailing Coordinator

    Sport and Co-Curricular Photos

    The Sports & Co-curricular photos are now online for parents to order.

    To purchase photos please log on at: https://online.leadingimage.com.au/login

    And enter this shoot key: TZJ9W9ND

    All group photos are $12 plus postage and handling.

    Photos will be sent to student's home address. The link will remain open for 6 months to order these photos.

     

     


    Date: 27-Nov-19  10:36  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.37 Section: Junior School Sport

    Director of Sport

    State Basketball Titles, Cricket, SVC Sailing

    Tasmanian High School Basketball Championships

    The senior and junior teams played some determined basketball over the weekend just failing to come away with a championship medal.

    Seniors 

    The senior team won the 3rd place play off 75-18 against Riverside High School, after a close six point loss to Sacred Heart in the semi final. Prior to the semi final the team defeated Marist College Burnie and St Patrick's College, Launceston. A great team effort and a fitting end to a highly successful season.

    Juniors

    The Grade 7&8 team put in an amazing effort to finish in 4th Place.  Following a great pool win over New Town HS the boys were drawn to play a star studded Riverside HS team in the semi final, eventually losing 49-59. This took its toll and they literally ran out of legs in the play off for 3rd and 4th. Well done boys.

     

    Cricket - Grade 7&8 Finals 

    1 v 2 Play Off 

    3 v 4 Play Off

    SVC Blue 5/107 (19 overs) defeated Hutchins Black 105 (20).

    A hard fought, well played game full of strategy. Good team effort.

    SVC Sailing

    Last Sunday the College offered Try Sailing days at the Marine Education Centre (MEC). A warm strong breeze offered a few of the Junior school boys a chance to try their skills in the Pacers and enjoy a healthy swim from the middle of the river back to shore!

    There will be more ‘Sailing’ days on offer at the MEC next year during Term 1.  However if you are keen to experience and get involved with Sailing before then, I strongly encourage boys to get along and tackle a “Tacker Course” which are available during the summer holidays at many of the local Sailing Clubs.

    Matt Cubit, Sailing Coordinator

    Sport and Co-Curricular Photos

    The Sports & Co-curricular photos are now online for parents to order.

    To purchase photos please log on at: https://online.leadingimage.com.au/login

    And enter this shoot key: TZJ9W9ND

    All group photos are $12 plus postage and handling.

    Photos will be sent to student's home address. The link will remain open for 6 months to order these photos.

     


    Date: 27-Nov-19  10:35  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.37 Section: Senior School Sport

    Senior School Canteen

    Weekly Roster 

    MondayDecember 2Angela McCarthyBarbara Oates
    TuesdayDecember 3Jacqui Hickman 
    WednesdayDecember 4Annette SkellyPat Butcher
    ThursdayDecember 5Angela McCarthyEmily Devine
    FridayDecember 6Elisha BerryDeb McKenzie
        
    MondayDecember 9Susan Divin 
    TuesdayDecember 10Marilyn RooneyFran Kline
    WednesdayDecember 11House Beach BonanzaDay
    ThursdayDecember 12Lucia CampesePat King
    FridayDecember 13Jocelyn HuigslootSally Feldmanis

     

     

    Thank you to all our amazing volunteer helpers. We look forward to seeing you again in 2020.


    Date: 27-Nov-19  10:11  Edition: 2019 V.08 Ed.37 Section: Senior School

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