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  • From the Principal

    Upcoming Events

     Date:  15-Oct-20  11:26      Edition:   2020 V.09 Ed.31     Section:   From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal

    As we enter Term 4 it is easy for students, teachers and parents alike to experience one of two things -  

     Date:  15-Oct-20  10:49      Edition:   2020 V.09 Ed.31     Section:   Senior School

    Director of Identity

    This weekend the Sisters of Saint Joseph will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the canonisation of Mary MacKillop, Australia’s first Saint, with commemorative prayers, videos and a global vigil in her honour.

     Date:  15-Oct-20  10:32      Edition:   2020 V.09 Ed.31     Section:   Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Director of Sport

    Soccer Glory and Term 4 Sports

     Date:  15-Oct-20  10:09      Edition:   2020 V.09 Ed.31     Section:   Senior School Sport
  • From the Principal

    Upcoming Events

      2020 V.09 Ed.31
     From the Principal
    Junior School
    Senior School
     15-Oct-20  11:26

    Deputy Principal

    As we enter Term 4 it is easy for students, teachers and parents alike to experience one of...

      2020 V.09 Ed.31
     Senior School
     15-Oct-20  10:49

    Director of Identity

    This weekend the Sisters of Saint Joseph will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the canonisation of Mary MacKillop,...

      2020 V.09 Ed.31
     Faith & Identity
    Junior School
    Senior School
     15-Oct-20  10:32

    Director of Sport

    Soccer Glory and Term 4 Sports

      2020 V.09 Ed.31
     Senior School
    Sport
     15-Oct-20  10:09
  • From the Principal

    Upcoming Events

    The final term of the academic year is traditionally a very busy time in schools, particularly for our Grade 10 boys who have exams commencing in just five weeks. Amidst this, students will be participating in sporting and musical activities, going on excursions and camps, performing service hours and submitting ongoing assessment pieces. And for many of our boys also juggling community sport commitments, part time employment and family responsibilities!

    During busy times it is critical that boys take the time to plan their weeks and to ensure they are eating well and getting enough sleep. The skills learnt in pastoral care times are invaluable at such times as is the practice of taking time to slow the mind down by engaging in mindfulness activities, reflection or prayer.

    Please encourage your sons to take the time to be organised this term and to look after their own wellbeing. Pastoral Care and Grade teachers and our Counselling Team are a great resource if boys are feeling overwhelmed at any time.

    Key Term 4 Dates and Reminders 

    SVC Gala Concert Online - Thursday October 29, 5.30pm

    Grade 10 Exams - commence Thursday November 19-Tuesday November 24

    Grade 10 Leavers' Mass - Wednesday November 25

    Grade 10 Dinner - Wednesday November 25

    Thanksgiving Ceremony - Thursday November 26 at Austins Ferry

    2021 New Student Orientation Day - Monday November 30, 9.30am-2.15pm.

    Please note all dates are available at: https://stvirgils.tas.edu.au/calendar/

    2021 New Student Orientation Day

    This year students in all Catholic primary and secondary schools will participate in a system-wide 'going up' day. This is particularly significant for new students to the College, particularly those entering Grade 3 and 7 in 2021. New students at other levels will also attend  the day and spend time with staff and students in their year level. Research highlights the benefits of students making an excellent transition to a new learning environment and so this is a very important day for all students. Existing students will be placed in 2021 grade or learning groups and will have the opportunity to meet new teachers. At the senior school this is further facilitated by the 'Headstart' programme, which is now in its fourth year. Interestingly this approach has now been adopted by most schools in Hobart including GYC and St Mary's College.

    Specific information will be sent out to parents of new students about the logistics of the transition day.

     

    Last Day for Grade 3-9 Students 

    Please note that the last day for Grade 3-9 students this year will be Friday December 11. This brings the College in to line with schools such as St Mary's College but more significantly enables staff to engage in much needed professional learning time to prepare for the many exciting changes that are being implemented in 2021 including Kindergarten, Grade 9 Packages of Learning programme, enhanced VET provision and changes to curriculum, reporting and assessment practices in preparation for the implementation of Kindergarten to Year 11 in 2023. Thank you for your support and understanding as we prepare for these exciting educational initiatives.

     

     


    Date: 15-Oct-20  11:26  Edition: 2020 V.09 Ed.31 Section: From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal

    As we enter Term 4 it is easy for students, teachers and parents alike to experience one of two things -  
    or maybe even both: that time is slipping readily through our fingers, or that the year seems to be dragging on and on.

    The first scenario where we feel rushed, overwhelmed and like the calendar is whizzing round faster than it should is extremely stressful. I imagine there are many of our Year 10s who are feeling exactly this way - exams coming up, Leavers Tops, end of year events, trying to soak up the last days at the Ferry… For this group I suggest two strategies:

    1. Take a breath and know that you are doing what you can with the time you have and;
    2. Be organised! Know exactly what you need, when you need it and what to do. Allocate time for the important things and give yourself permission to let the less important things lie fallow.

    The second scenario is where we feel stuck in the rut, longing for change, wondering whether this year, that seems to have gone on forever, will ever end. I am sure there are some in our community feeling this way with fatigue and stress clinging to our shoulders. For this group I suggest:

    1. Take a breath and know that your endurance is better than you realise and;
    2. Be organised! Know exactly what you need, when you need it and what to do. Allocate time for the important things and give yourself permission  in the other times to take a break and do something you enjoy.

     

    Virgilian House Spirit Carnival

    On Wednesday October 21 we will hold a House competition for all Austins Ferry students. With the reduced format of this year’s Athletics Carnival, the Student Leaders felt robbed of their chance to lead the traditional House pride and spirit. As such, we have developed this additional event. There will be a range of activities and opportunities to enjoy some house spirit and friendly competition. Students are asked to wear their Sports Uniform to and from school, however they are permitted to wear house colours and costumes during the day. A BBQ lunch will be provided by the P&F and students are welcome to bring additional food and snacks should they wish. The Canteen will also operate as normal on the day. 

     

    A Message from Metro 

    With many of our students coming to and from school via buses, it is timely to reproduce a letter from Metro, highlighting some simple strategies for students to adopt to ensure all passengers are safe and enjoy a pleasant ride.

    At Metro we’re passionate about safety, and this October we’re focussing on reducing the number of falls on our buses.

    As a key passenger group, students can play an important role in supporting everyone to be safe on board. 

    In addition to talking to our drivers and community groups about ways to stay safe, we’re asking passengers to:

    • leave priority seats available for those in need
    • offer seats to priority passengers
    •  move down the bus to leave spaces towards to front clear
    • place bags in luggage racks to maximise seated and standing capacity

      These tips are important because most falls occur when a senior or disabled passenger boards but is not seated or holding on by the time the bus moves away from the stop.

      For many of our customers, safe transport is critical to quality of life, and a stumble or fall on board can seriously affect confidence and independence.

      I’ve attached some materials you are welcome to use, or you can link to our website here:

      metrotas.com.au/corporate/campaigns/reducing-passenger-falls/
      If you have any questions, please contact me at lexie.magill@metrotas.com.au or 62334266.

     


    Date: 15-Oct-20  10:49  Edition: 2020 V.09 Ed.31 Section: Senior School

    Heads of Junior School

    Welcome back to Term 4!

    We trust everyone had a relaxing break. We are looking forward to what will be a very busy final term, with many events, activities, and a lot of learning to be done.

    Parents & Friends Meeting
    The P & F committee met last night at the Junior School. We are investigating some outdoor furniture and potential play equipment for all the boys to enjoy. Thank you to all committee members for their input.

     

    Children’s Book Week
    Next week is Children’s Book Week and the theme is ‘Curious Creatures, Wild Minds’. We have planned a dress up parade for Tuesday October 20. Boys are welcome to bring in a costume to suit the theme and one that is connected to a children’s book. There will be a time to change into their costume at school and a parade will take place at 11.20am. This is a great opportunity to highlight the value and enjoyment of reading for all our boys. An Edsmart broadcast will be sent out today.

     

    Footy Colours Day
    On Wednesday October 21 we are having our annual footy colours day. In return for a gold coin donation, boys can bring in a jumper or costume for any sporting code and change into this at school to wear for the day. The SRC will meet to decide on the best charity to donate funds raised.

     

    Show Bags
    Our Junior School Captain, Jack Byrne, came up with the great idea of creating show bags which will be available for purchase for $5. We met with Jack, Lachlan Cannan, Mrs Moate and Mrs Leon, to get the ball rolling to make up some interesting and fun show bags. A note will be sent out on parent paperwork with the details and a request to pre-order so we know how many bags to pack. Some of the items will include fairy floss, chocolates, slime, yo-yos and other knick-knacks.

    Ten of the bags will contain a Village Cinema voucher and if you purchase a show bag you could be the lucky winner of a voucher! The SRC will also decide how to use funds raised through this activity.

     

    Football Margin Tickets

    A reminder that we still have football margin tickets for this year’s AFL Grand Final. This is a fundraiser for the P and F. Tickets cost $20 but could win you $500 if your ticket is the correct margin for the end of the game. There are also three amounts of $100 up for grabs as well if you have the correct margin at the end of each quarter. Tickets are available for purchase from the Junior School office.

     

    Sport Update

    Term 4 sport will commence in Week 2. We have Grade 3&4 in Teeball on Tuesday afternoons, and Grade 5&6 participating in both Indoor Cricket on Monday and Touch Football on Wednesday afternoons. Rosters will be sent out via EdSmart.

    SVC Grade 5&6 and 3&4 Basketball teams have been selected and training will commence in Week 2. Our boys are very keen to play and take in the wealth of knowledge our coaches have in their lead up to the competition. The Regional Basketball Championships are being held at the Kingborough Sports Centre and the Moonah Sports Centre over the first weekend of November.

    Upcoming Calendar Dates

    Monday Oct 19 – 23                Children’s Book Week

    Wednesday October 21          Footy Colours Day and Show Bags

    Thursday 22                            Show Break

    Friday 23                                 Show Break

    Tuesday October 27                Sports Photos

     

    SVC Blue Basketball Report

    Players: George Fulton, Louis Sylvester, Jack Kearney, Jack Byrne, Jacob Pursell, Jamie Harris and Charles Doyle

    Coach Brett Harris would like to thank the boys for making his job such a pleasure !

    The boys may not have won every game they played, but displayed excellent team work, sportsmanship and perseverance meant that they ended each game as the victors. Brett was especially impressed with the way the boys each took a role on the court and contributed: Charles and Jacob were monsters on rebounding and had a heap of steals, JB and Jamie were everywhere on defence and caused lots of turnovers, and Jack, George and Louis were a shooting dream team.  Brett said “It was an honour to coach such a great group of young men” and he wishes them all the best for Term 4.

     


    Date: 15-Oct-20  10:42  Edition: 2020 V.09 Ed.31 Section: Junior School

    Director of Identity

    This weekend the Sisters of Saint Joseph will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the canonisation of Mary MacKillop, Australia’s first Saint, with commemorative prayers, videos and a global vigil in her honour.

    St Mary MacKillop was canonised in Rome by Pope Benedict XVI on October 17, 2010 and about 9000 Australians travelled to Rome to celebrate the occasion. Ten years later, we are invited to again celebrate the life of St Mary MacKillop by reflecting on the theme for the anniversary Take Fresh Courage.

    Sister Monica Cavanagh, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, said, “The 10th anniversary of Saint Mary MacKillop’s canonisation is a chance for us to reflect on Mary’s legacy and the valuable lessons her life experiences have taught us.

    “She faced hard times and adversity over the years, from her family’s poverty to the loss of many loved ones throughout her life. She carried on, strengthened by her faith and her determination to serve others. She worked hard, travelled widely, and spoke courageously in love. She was a woman of strong convictions and great energy who treasured friendship and family. Mary always had a place in her heart for those most challenged by life’s circumstances. I am proud that the Sisters of Saint Joseph continue to follow in her footsteps today and people from around the world find inspiration in her example.”

    On Friday at 8pm, the Sisters of St Joseph will hold “Courage Hour”, a global online vigil of deep peace, prayer, and reflection. You can host your own celebration or participate online via the Sisters of Saint Joseph website. More information including a commemorative prayer booklet, videos, posters and guided reflections can be found at https://www.sosj.org.au/join-us-for-courage-hour/


    Date: 15-Oct-20  10:32  Edition: 2020 V.09 Ed.31 Section: Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Reconciliation Action Plan News

    Publishing our RAP!

    In the coming weeks we will receive the hard copy of our Reconciliation Action Plan. It is a stunning document, not only for its important strategic content, but also for the beautiful images that fill its pages. These images have been created by our students and reflect their care and appreciation for the lands upon which the College is built.

    We look forward to making the published RAP available to all members of our community but in the mean time, here are just a few of the stunning images that enliven its pages.


    Date: 15-Oct-20  10:27  Edition: 2020 V.09 Ed.31 Section: Junior School Senior School

    Director of Sport

    Soccer Glory and Term 4 Sports

    1st XI Soccer Premiers for 2020

    SVC 7 defeated MacKillop 1
    SVC goals: 1 each to Jed Schultz and Patrick Kenna, 2 to Zane Wright-Dawes, a hat trick for Joshua Divin.
    Fantastic match played in terrific spirits by both teams.
    Big thanks to the officials and Olympia F.C. Warriors for the use of Warrior Park.
    Term 4 Sport
     Term 4 sport commences next week with the start of cricket for Grade 7&8 teams and Grade 9&10. Other sports in Term 4 include badminton, tennis, touch football, sailing and rowing.
    Good luck to our teams at this weekend's Southern Basketball championships which are played at Clarence and Moonah stadiums.

    Date: 15-Oct-20  10:09  Edition: 2020 V.09 Ed.31 Section: Senior School Sport

    Senior School Canteen

    Weekly Roster

    MondayOctober 19Barbara OatsLisa Linton
    TuesdayOctober 20Susan DivinHELP NEEDED
    WednesdayOctober 21Sarah MeeHELP NEEDED
    ThursdayOctober 22HOBARTSHOW    DAYPublic Holiday
    FridayOctober 23STUDENTFREE DAY
    MondayOctober 26Linda KerschbaumHELP NEEDED
    TuesdayOctober 27Jenny RogersHELP NEEDED
    WednesdayOctober 28Maria GerathySelina Percey
    ThursdayOctober 29Danielle MillsHELP NEEDED
    FridayOctober 30Jocelyn HuigslootRachel SylvesterAngelene Arnold

     


    Date: 15-Oct-20  09:01  Edition: 2020 V.09 Ed.31 Section: Senior School
  • Print Newsletter

    From the Principal

    Upcoming Events

    The final term of the academic year is traditionally a very busy time in schools, particularly for our Grade 10 boys who have exams commencing in just five weeks. Amidst this, students will be participating in sporting and musical activities, going on excursions and camps, performing service hours and submitting ongoing assessment pieces. And for many of our boys also juggling community sport commitments, part time employment and family responsibilities!

    During busy times it is critical that boys take the time to plan their weeks and to ensure they are eating well and getting enough sleep. The skills learnt in pastoral care times are invaluable at such times as is the practice of taking time to slow the mind down by engaging in mindfulness activities, reflection or prayer.

    Please encourage your sons to take the time to be organised this term and to look after their own wellbeing. Pastoral Care and Grade teachers and our Counselling Team are a great resource if boys are feeling overwhelmed at any time.

    Key Term 4 Dates and Reminders 

    SVC Gala Concert Online - Thursday October 29, 5.30pm

    Grade 10 Exams - commence Thursday November 19-Tuesday November 24

    Grade 10 Leavers' Mass - Wednesday November 25

    Grade 10 Dinner - Wednesday November 25

    Thanksgiving Ceremony - Thursday November 26 at Austins Ferry

    2021 New Student Orientation Day - Monday November 30, 9.30am-2.15pm.

    Please note all dates are available at: https://stvirgils.tas.edu.au/calendar/

    2021 New Student Orientation Day

    This year students in all Catholic primary and secondary schools will participate in a system-wide 'going up' day. This is particularly significant for new students to the College, particularly those entering Grade 3 and 7 in 2021. New students at other levels will also attend  the day and spend time with staff and students in their year level. Research highlights the benefits of students making an excellent transition to a new learning environment and so this is a very important day for all students. Existing students will be placed in 2021 grade or learning groups and will have the opportunity to meet new teachers. At the senior school this is further facilitated by the 'Headstart' programme, which is now in its fourth year. Interestingly this approach has now been adopted by most schools in Hobart including GYC and St Mary's College.

    Specific information will be sent out to parents of new students about the logistics of the transition day.

     

    Last Day for Grade 3-9 Students 

    Please note that the last day for Grade 3-9 students this year will be Friday December 11. This brings the College in to line with schools such as St Mary's College but more significantly enables staff to engage in much needed professional learning time to prepare for the many exciting changes that are being implemented in 2021 including Kindergarten, Grade 9 Packages of Learning programme, enhanced VET provision and changes to curriculum, reporting and assessment practices in preparation for the implementation of Kindergarten to Year 11 in 2023. Thank you for your support and understanding as we prepare for these exciting educational initiatives.

     

     


    Date: 15-Oct-20  11:26  Edition: 2020 V.09 Ed.31 Section: From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal

    As we enter Term 4 it is easy for students, teachers and parents alike to experience one of two things -  
    or maybe even both: that time is slipping readily through our fingers, or that the year seems to be dragging on and on.

    The first scenario where we feel rushed, overwhelmed and like the calendar is whizzing round faster than it should is extremely stressful. I imagine there are many of our Year 10s who are feeling exactly this way - exams coming up, Leavers Tops, end of year events, trying to soak up the last days at the Ferry… For this group I suggest two strategies:

    1. Take a breath and know that you are doing what you can with the time you have and;
    2. Be organised! Know exactly what you need, when you need it and what to do. Allocate time for the important things and give yourself permission to let the less important things lie fallow.

    The second scenario is where we feel stuck in the rut, longing for change, wondering whether this year, that seems to have gone on forever, will ever end. I am sure there are some in our community feeling this way with fatigue and stress clinging to our shoulders. For this group I suggest:

    1. Take a breath and know that your endurance is better than you realise and;
    2. Be organised! Know exactly what you need, when you need it and what to do. Allocate time for the important things and give yourself permission  in the other times to take a break and do something you enjoy.

     

    Virgilian House Spirit Carnival

    On Wednesday October 21 we will hold a House competition for all Austins Ferry students. With the reduced format of this year’s Athletics Carnival, the Student Leaders felt robbed of their chance to lead the traditional House pride and spirit. As such, we have developed this additional event. There will be a range of activities and opportunities to enjoy some house spirit and friendly competition. Students are asked to wear their Sports Uniform to and from school, however they are permitted to wear house colours and costumes during the day. A BBQ lunch will be provided by the P&F and students are welcome to bring additional food and snacks should they wish. The Canteen will also operate as normal on the day. 

     

    A Message from Metro 

    With many of our students coming to and from school via buses, it is timely to reproduce a letter from Metro, highlighting some simple strategies for students to adopt to ensure all passengers are safe and enjoy a pleasant ride.

    At Metro we’re passionate about safety, and this October we’re focussing on reducing the number of falls on our buses.

    As a key passenger group, students can play an important role in supporting everyone to be safe on board. 

    In addition to talking to our drivers and community groups about ways to stay safe, we’re asking passengers to:

    • leave priority seats available for those in need
    • offer seats to priority passengers
    •  move down the bus to leave spaces towards to front clear
    • place bags in luggage racks to maximise seated and standing capacity

      These tips are important because most falls occur when a senior or disabled passenger boards but is not seated or holding on by the time the bus moves away from the stop.

      For many of our customers, safe transport is critical to quality of life, and a stumble or fall on board can seriously affect confidence and independence.

      I’ve attached some materials you are welcome to use, or you can link to our website here:

      metrotas.com.au/corporate/campaigns/reducing-passenger-falls/
      If you have any questions, please contact me at lexie.magill@metrotas.com.au or 62334266.

     


    Date: 15-Oct-20  10:49  Edition: 2020 V.09 Ed.31 Section: Senior School

    Heads of Junior School

    Welcome back to Term 4!

    We trust everyone had a relaxing break. We are looking forward to what will be a very busy final term, with many events, activities, and a lot of learning to be done.

    Parents & Friends Meeting
    The P & F committee met last night at the Junior School. We are investigating some outdoor furniture and potential play equipment for all the boys to enjoy. Thank you to all committee members for their input.

     

    Children’s Book Week
    Next week is Children’s Book Week and the theme is ‘Curious Creatures, Wild Minds’. We have planned a dress up parade for Tuesday October 20. Boys are welcome to bring in a costume to suit the theme and one that is connected to a children’s book. There will be a time to change into their costume at school and a parade will take place at 11.20am. This is a great opportunity to highlight the value and enjoyment of reading for all our boys. An Edsmart broadcast will be sent out today.

     

    Footy Colours Day
    On Wednesday October 21 we are having our annual footy colours day. In return for a gold coin donation, boys can bring in a jumper or costume for any sporting code and change into this at school to wear for the day. The SRC will meet to decide on the best charity to donate funds raised.

     

    Show Bags
    Our Junior School Captain, Jack Byrne, came up with the great idea of creating show bags which will be available for purchase for $5. We met with Jack, Lachlan Cannan, Mrs Moate and Mrs Leon, to get the ball rolling to make up some interesting and fun show bags. A note will be sent out on parent paperwork with the details and a request to pre-order so we know how many bags to pack. Some of the items will include fairy floss, chocolates, slime, yo-yos and other knick-knacks.

    Ten of the bags will contain a Village Cinema voucher and if you purchase a show bag you could be the lucky winner of a voucher! The SRC will also decide how to use funds raised through this activity.

     

    Football Margin Tickets

    A reminder that we still have football margin tickets for this year’s AFL Grand Final. This is a fundraiser for the P and F. Tickets cost $20 but could win you $500 if your ticket is the correct margin for the end of the game. There are also three amounts of $100 up for grabs as well if you have the correct margin at the end of each quarter. Tickets are available for purchase from the Junior School office.

     

    Sport Update

    Term 4 sport will commence in Week 2. We have Grade 3&4 in Teeball on Tuesday afternoons, and Grade 5&6 participating in both Indoor Cricket on Monday and Touch Football on Wednesday afternoons. Rosters will be sent out via EdSmart.

    SVC Grade 5&6 and 3&4 Basketball teams have been selected and training will commence in Week 2. Our boys are very keen to play and take in the wealth of knowledge our coaches have in their lead up to the competition. The Regional Basketball Championships are being held at the Kingborough Sports Centre and the Moonah Sports Centre over the first weekend of November.

    Upcoming Calendar Dates

    Monday Oct 19 – 23                Children’s Book Week

    Wednesday October 21          Footy Colours Day and Show Bags

    Thursday 22                            Show Break

    Friday 23                                 Show Break

    Tuesday October 27                Sports Photos

     

    SVC Blue Basketball Report

    Players: George Fulton, Louis Sylvester, Jack Kearney, Jack Byrne, Jacob Pursell, Jamie Harris and Charles Doyle

    Coach Brett Harris would like to thank the boys for making his job such a pleasure !

    The boys may not have won every game they played, but displayed excellent team work, sportsmanship and perseverance meant that they ended each game as the victors. Brett was especially impressed with the way the boys each took a role on the court and contributed: Charles and Jacob were monsters on rebounding and had a heap of steals, JB and Jamie were everywhere on defence and caused lots of turnovers, and Jack, George and Louis were a shooting dream team.  Brett said “It was an honour to coach such a great group of young men” and he wishes them all the best for Term 4.

     


    Date: 15-Oct-20  10:42  Edition: 2020 V.09 Ed.31 Section: Junior School

    Director of Identity

    This weekend the Sisters of Saint Joseph will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the canonisation of Mary MacKillop, Australia’s first Saint, with commemorative prayers, videos and a global vigil in her honour.

    St Mary MacKillop was canonised in Rome by Pope Benedict XVI on October 17, 2010 and about 9000 Australians travelled to Rome to celebrate the occasion. Ten years later, we are invited to again celebrate the life of St Mary MacKillop by reflecting on the theme for the anniversary Take Fresh Courage.

    Sister Monica Cavanagh, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, said, “The 10th anniversary of Saint Mary MacKillop’s canonisation is a chance for us to reflect on Mary’s legacy and the valuable lessons her life experiences have taught us.

    “She faced hard times and adversity over the years, from her family’s poverty to the loss of many loved ones throughout her life. She carried on, strengthened by her faith and her determination to serve others. She worked hard, travelled widely, and spoke courageously in love. She was a woman of strong convictions and great energy who treasured friendship and family. Mary always had a place in her heart for those most challenged by life’s circumstances. I am proud that the Sisters of Saint Joseph continue to follow in her footsteps today and people from around the world find inspiration in her example.”

    On Friday at 8pm, the Sisters of St Joseph will hold “Courage Hour”, a global online vigil of deep peace, prayer, and reflection. You can host your own celebration or participate online via the Sisters of Saint Joseph website. More information including a commemorative prayer booklet, videos, posters and guided reflections can be found at https://www.sosj.org.au/join-us-for-courage-hour/


    Date: 15-Oct-20  10:32  Edition: 2020 V.09 Ed.31 Section: Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Reconciliation Action Plan News

    Publishing our RAP!

    In the coming weeks we will receive the hard copy of our Reconciliation Action Plan. It is a stunning document, not only for its important strategic content, but also for the beautiful images that fill its pages. These images have been created by our students and reflect their care and appreciation for the lands upon which the College is built.

    We look forward to making the published RAP available to all members of our community but in the mean time, here are just a few of the stunning images that enliven its pages.


    Date: 15-Oct-20  10:27  Edition: 2020 V.09 Ed.31 Section: Junior School Senior School

    Director of Sport

    Soccer Glory and Term 4 Sports

    1st XI Soccer Premiers for 2020

    SVC 7 defeated MacKillop 1
    SVC goals: 1 each to Jed Schultz and Patrick Kenna, 2 to Zane Wright-Dawes, a hat trick for Joshua Divin.
    Fantastic match played in terrific spirits by both teams.
    Big thanks to the officials and Olympia F.C. Warriors for the use of Warrior Park.
    Term 4 Sport
     Term 4 sport commences next week with the start of cricket for Grade 7&8 teams and Grade 9&10. Other sports in Term 4 include badminton, tennis, touch football, sailing and rowing.
    Good luck to our teams at this weekend's Southern Basketball championships which are played at Clarence and Moonah stadiums.

    Date: 15-Oct-20  10:09  Edition: 2020 V.09 Ed.31 Section: Senior School Sport

    Senior School Canteen

    Weekly Roster

    MondayOctober 19Barbara OatsLisa Linton
    TuesdayOctober 20Susan DivinHELP NEEDED
    WednesdayOctober 21Sarah MeeHELP NEEDED
    ThursdayOctober 22HOBARTSHOW    DAYPublic Holiday
    FridayOctober 23STUDENTFREE DAY
    MondayOctober 26Linda KerschbaumHELP NEEDED
    TuesdayOctober 27Jenny RogersHELP NEEDED
    WednesdayOctober 28Maria GerathySelina Percey
    ThursdayOctober 29Danielle MillsHELP NEEDED
    FridayOctober 30Jocelyn HuigslootRachel SylvesterAngelene Arnold

     


    Date: 15-Oct-20  09:01  Edition: 2020 V.09 Ed.31 Section: Senior School

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