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  • From the Principal

    A Christmas Message from the Principal

     Date:  10-Dec-20  10:31      Edition:   2020 Vl.09 Ed.39     Section:   From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal

    I joked to someone the other day that I don’t remember March at all!

     Date:  10-Dec-20  10:12      Edition:   2020 Vl.09 Ed.39     Section:   Senior School

    Heads of Junior School

    As the year has now drawn to a close for 2020, we would like to wish all the families in our wonderful community a very safe, happy, and holy Christmas.

     Date:  10-Dec-20  10:11      Edition:   2020 Vl.09 Ed.39     Section:   Junior School

    Director of Identity

    This week as we finish our school year with our usual assemblies and gatherings

     Date:  10-Dec-20  09:55      Edition:   2020 Vl.09 Ed.39     Section:   Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Reconciliation Action Plan News

    Relationships with the Community - Reconciliation Network

     Date:  10-Dec-20  09:44      Edition:   2020 Vl.09 Ed.39     Section:   Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Director of Sport

    A Big Week of Cricket! Franklin Rowing Report 

     Date:  10-Dec-20  09:36      Edition:   2020 Vl.09 Ed.39     Section:   Senior School Sport

    Community News

    News from Beyond the College gates

     Date:  10-Dec-20  09:07      Edition:   2020 Vl.09 Ed.39     Section:   Community News
  • From the Principal

    A Christmas Message from the Principal

      2020 Vl.09 Ed.39
     From the Principal
    Junior School
    Senior School
     10-Dec-20  10:31

    Deputy Principal

    I joked to someone the other day that I don’t remember March at all!

      2020 Vl.09 Ed.39
     Senior School
     10-Dec-20  10:12

    Heads of Junior School

    As the year has now drawn to a close for 2020, we would like to wish all the...

      2020 Vl.09 Ed.39
     Junior School
     10-Dec-20  10:11

    Director of Identity

    This week as we finish our school year with our usual assemblies and gatherings

      2020 Vl.09 Ed.39
     Faith & Identity
    Junior School
    Senior School
     10-Dec-20  09:55

    Reconciliation Action Plan News

    Relationships with the Community - Reconciliation Network

      2020 Vl.09 Ed.39
     Faith & Identity
    Junior School
    Senior School
     10-Dec-20  09:44

    Director of Sport

    A Big Week of Cricket! Franklin Rowing Report 

      2020 Vl.09 Ed.39
     Senior School
    Sport
     10-Dec-20  09:36

    Community News

    News from Beyond the College gates

      2020 Vl.09 Ed.39
     Community News
     10-Dec-20  09:07
  • From the Principal

    A Christmas Message from the Principal

    Please follow the link https://youtu.be/xvc8uFULp3g  to watch the Principal's 2020 Christmas message.

    A Christmas Prayer

    “Dear Father, thank you for all we have in our lives. We are especially thankful as we draw to the end of this challenging Covid  year, as we contemplate about Your gifts. All that You have given us and the love you have put in our lives. Father, thank you for your love and guidance.

    Father, please be with our families as we head towards Christmas and the new year. Lord, we ask for Your love to be with us in our lives. We’re thankful for all we have, and we pray that we can maintain our focus on what is right and good. We pray for those who experience pain and isolation at Christmas and those who are sick and in need.

    Father, please be with us throughout the holiday season and prepare our hearts for what will come in the new year. Live Jesus in our hearts; forever. Amen.”

     


    Date: 10-Dec-20  10:31  Edition: 2020 Vl.09 Ed.39 Section: From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal

    I joked to someone the other day that I don’t remember March at all!

    It seems so long ago, and with the emergence of COVID-19 it was a flurry of coping, adapting, improvising and adapting again. It was difficult, and frustrating and scary. And yet, we came through it, we learned, we grew and in some ways we are even better for the experience.

    As the year finally draws to a close, I would like to extend my thanks to all of our parents for their support and partnerships with their sons in their learning. I thank the boys for their humour and persistence. And I thank our teachers and staff members for their immense expertise and world-class resilience.

    Lastly, I would like to thank the entire community for making me feel so welcome in my first year as Deputy Principal.

    I hope that you all have a peaceful and holy Christmas and head into the New Year ready for new opportunities and adventures.

     


    Date: 10-Dec-20  10:12  Edition: 2020 Vl.09 Ed.39 Section: Senior School

    Heads of Junior School

    As the year has now drawn to a close for 2020, we would like to wish all the families in our wonderful community a very safe, happy, and holy Christmas.

    Many parents and students will need to re-charge their batteries after a year which many have found challenging. We are proud of the efforts of our students and our staff, from teachers to learning support officers, office staff and grounds and maintenance staff. Thank you one and all for your combined efforts to make it to the end of the year, we truly appreciate everything you have done.

     

    Bethlehem House Christmas Gifts

    This is the 13th year we have asked for donations to provide gifts for the many homeless men of Hobart. We would like to say a sincere thank you to our families for supporting this cause once again. We continue with the message that we are ‘boys supporting men’ and it is very important to us to assist people in our local community and raise awareness of the good works of the St Vincent de Paul Society.

    The Bethlehem House Christmas Mass was celebrated yesterday at 4pm at St Mary’s Cathedral. We were very proud to have our Mini Vinnies President, Charlie Cubit, Vice President Llewellyn Gray and Riley Drew attend the Mass to represent the Junior School and deliver the gift boxes for the men of Bethlehem House. They showed great commitment and lived out ‘by deeds, not words alone’, in attending the Mass in their own time. The CEO of Bethlehem House, Mrs Stephanie Kirkman Meikle spoke during the Mass of the wonderful support they are able to give to those men in need and was particularly grateful for the wider support received from many groups and individuals, including St Virgil’s College.

     

    Mini Vinnies President Charlie Cubit, VP Llewellyn Gray  and group member Riley Drew.

    Announcement of Junior School Captain and Vice-Captain for 2021

    This year we had to break from tradition, announcing the School Captain and Vice-Captain for 2021 at our End of Year Assembly. We are pleased to confirm that Clement McKenna will be Captain and Joe Shanny, his Vice Captain. Congratulations boys, we look forward to working with you next year. These boys will join us at the Grade 6 Thanksgiving and Awards Ceremony for the leadership handover.

     

    End of Year Assembly

    Yesterday the Junior Campus gathered in the Joyce Performance Centre at the Austins Ferry Campus for our annual End of Year Assembly. This was a wonderful afternoon celebrating the achievements of our students throughout the year. We were able to enjoy a musical interlude from the choir and the chance to reminisce on the journey the Grade 6s have been on for the last four years.

    The final item was the much-anticipated announcement of House Point Winners for the Year. We are pleased to say that the winning house for 2020 was Doyle House. Congratulations to Doyle House Captain and Vice-Captain Sam Nolan and Aidan Godfrey, together with Aussie Sport Leaders Charles Doyle and Harry Costelloe on their leadership of Doyle House throughout the year.

    We also announced the winner of the Semester Two winning House, who are treated to the bi-annual pizza party. The winner of this was Hessian House. Congratulations to these boys, ably led by Max Sylvester and Daniel Mapley as Captain and Vice-Captain with Cohen Macey and Alex Lamprey as Aussie Sports Leaders.

     

    Grade 6 End of Year Activities

    On Thursday and Friday of last week and Monday of this week, the Grade 6s had fun at Supaworld, Blundstone Arena, Zone Bowling, Glenorchy Pool and to cap it off, the Mud Run at Redbanks. Whilst it was not Canberra, all activities were certainly fun and a great way to end the year. We know they have also been having fun this week making and baking a lot of Christmas goodies.

     

     

     


    Date: 10-Dec-20  10:11  Edition: 2020 Vl.09 Ed.39 Section: Junior School

    Director of Identity

    This week as we finish our school year with our usual assemblies and gatherings

    after what has been a huge and almost indescribable year, we will spend time reflecting not just upon our own experiences but also acknowledge and celebrate the strengths of others in our global community. This week we mark two significant world observances, International Human Rights Day and the International Day for People with Disabilities.

    One of the central promises of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to leave no one behind and disability inclusion is essential to this goal. People living with disabilities are one of the most excluded groups in society and have been among the hardest hit during the global crisis of COVID-19. The commitment to realising the rights of persons with disabilities is not only a matter of justice; it is an investment in a common future that is well understood by the staff, families and friends at the Mary Rice Centre. Throughout this year they have worked harder than ever to make sure their children have not been left behind, forgotten, isolated or alone. At the beginning of the outbreak, when schools closed everywhere, they delivered food and medical supplies into the homes of their families who were isolated in Kibera, Southlands and Lang’ata. Soon they re-opened on a reduced capacity to enable many of the children with special needs to access physical therapies, exercises and health checks. They have worked tirelessly in raising money and supplies from organisations in Nairobi, Europe and Australia and always remained positive and hope filled, teaching us all how to stay strong throughout the challenges of this year.

     

    "In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help each other and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive." – Acts 20:35

     

    As we approach Christmas and our Summer holiday season it is understandable that our thoughts turn to our families and close friends, some of whom we may or may not be able to be reunited with just yet. Images of the nativity, the Holy family together in humble surrounds remind us more than ever of the importance of our love for one another, and the strength we gain and give to each other.  The Christmas message of love and the giving and receiving of love is one which our friends at the Mary Rice Centre have given us a true example of all year. No doubt Bro Gerald and the team will once again be calling out all stops to ensure their children and families are not forgotten but included in the parties, fun activities and food of this festive season and it is their genuine love for these most marginalised of people that bring to all of us the true meaning of Christmas.

     


    Date: 10-Dec-20  09:55  Edition: 2020 Vl.09 Ed.39 Section: Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Parents and Friends Association

    Join Us in 2021
    The Mission of the P&F is two-fold. It has the traditionally recognised role of raising funds for the benefit of the school and it also has a vital role in providing support for St Virgil’s College Students and our hard working Teachers and staff.

    This year has been like no other, we had to convert to Zoom meetings, no events & no socialising, it has been a challenging year for us all.  I am extremely proud given the current circumstances that we still managed to raise nearly $7000 this year with Raffles and the Entertainment Book.

     

    We also supported the following  events:

    Mary Rice Day

    Edmund Rice Day

    We provided, cooked and served dinner to the wonderful teachers during Parent/Teacher Interviews.

    Contributed $500  in the Purchase of a Defibrillator for events held on the bottom oval.

    Contributed $5000 towards the new Sports/Multi-use trailer.

    I would like to thank the P&F Committee for any efforts that they have contributed this year.

    Our Parents & Friends is not just Parents we are fortunate enough that we have very supportive and involved staff from St Virgil’s contributing for the love of the school that they hold.

    We will dearly miss Narelle Green next year who has been a pillar of strength to the Parents & Friends over the past six Years as a Parent first and then a Staff Member. We wish Narelle all the best for the future ahead and thank her for her guidance and knowledge.

    If you wish to become Involved with an amazing group of parents we would love to see you at our first parents and friends Meeting in February 2021.

    All parents of current students of the College who are interested in being involved in the furthering aims of the Association are entitled and welcomed to be members. Small or large, time donated to the P&F helps to enrich your son's education.

    With so much exciting new items to discuss at the meeting it is not one to miss.

    We look forward to meeting you.

    Have a safe and happy Christmas with family and friends.

    Kate Clark

    P&F President 

     


    Date: 10-Dec-20  09:50  Edition: 2020 Vl.09 Ed.39 Section: Senior School

    Reconciliation Action Plan News

    Relationships with the Community - Reconciliation Network

    Reconciliation is about building stronger relationships, respect and trust between all of us and working collaboratively to progress reconciliation in all our schools. Last Friday the Aboriginal students in Grade 7, 8 and 9 had the opportunity to spend the day at Guilford Young College in Hobart with Aboriginal students from many other Catholic High Schools as part of a special event; kani lumi nipaluna, Talking Here in Hobart. The aim of the day was for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in southern Catholic Colleges to have an aspirational and culturally safe introduction to Year 11 and 12 at Guilford Young College

    The day began with an Acknowledgement of Country by GYC College Principal Craig Deayton and two former students from St James Catholic College in Cygnet who shared their inspiring personal stories about their learning achievements and challenges during and beyond school. We then divided into mixed groups and participated in two different workshops such as First Nations, Science, HPE, Fire Boards and Drama. At lunchtime the students had the chance to talk to Hollie and Sam from Karadi Aboriginal Corporation and Nala from Riawunna at UTAS and also had plenty of time to socialise while partaking of a fabulous BBQ and milkshakes. There was time for one more workshop before we had to head back to school.

     

    It was a great opportunity for our students to extend their friendships and begin to make plans for their futures and we are thankful to GYC for hosting and to Sarah Lackey - Education Officer: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, Jenny Noble - Education Officer: Extended Learning and Brendan Kull - GYC Aboriginal Student Success teacher for all their planning and work to make such a fun day.

     

     


    Date: 10-Dec-20  09:44  Edition: 2020 Vl.09 Ed.39 Section: Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Director of Sport

    A Big Week of Cricket! Franklin Rowing Report 

    SVC 1st XI Lose Saunders-Di Venuto Shield 

    After eight successive wins the 1st XI lost the coveted trophy last Friday at Hutchins. Poor early fielding and bowling enabled the Hutchins batters to get away to a flying start before good bowling from Jacob Goodsell and  James Wilson restricted Hutchins to 9-163.

    Our innings started slowly and the loss of wickets at regular intervals made the chase very difficult and ultimately beyond our grasp with SVC eventually being dismissed for 138.

    Pick of the batsman were Captain Will Sartori 46, Jacob Blackwell 21 and Jacob Goodsell 20.

     

    SATIS T20 Tournament 

    The 1st XI travelled to Launceston on Sunday evening in preparation for the their defence of the T20 crown won last year. We made a great start on Day 1 winning both games but were eventually undone by eventual premier GYC, a team featuring seven of our premiership players from last season!

    Oliver Kelly was Player of the Tournament for SVC with his power hitting dispatching unsuspecting bowlers to all parts of the ground.

    Results

    Game 1

    SVC 1-108 defeated Scotch Oakburn 2-107 

    Will Sartori 58 no (35), Oliver Kelly 37no (22)

    Game 2

    SVC 8-117 defeated St Brendan Shaw 9-116 

    Oliver Kelly 53 (35), Bryce Alomes 33 (38), Kaidel Wilson 8no including a four off the last ball to win the game! Kaidel also took 3-6. Darcy Allen 2-24

    Game 3 

    SVC 9-106 lost to GYC 7-135 

    Oliver Kelly 23 (22), Bryce Alomes 26 (28), Will Sartori 28 (30)

    Bryce Alomes 2-20, Lachlan Nichols 2-43,

    Game 4 - Play Off for 3rd 

    SVC 9-96 lost to Launceston Grammar School 6-114 

    Tom Moore 18 (37), James Wilson 19 (14), Darcy Allen 12 no (6)

    Bryce Alomes 2-24

     

    Franklin Rowing Regatta 

    Well done to all of our SVC rowers who competed at the Southern Junior Sculling Regatta at Franklin last Saturday. It was great to see a sea of blue, with 50 SVC junior rowers taking to the water. The rowing program has been growing exponentially over the past two seasons and St Virgil's now has one of the largest and most competitive junior squads in the state. The boys showed they will be a force to reckon with this season achieving a host of promising results. The boys also competed admirably at State Pennant 5 and the Northern Junior Sculling Regatta in weeks prior. Our rowers will now look forward to a three week break over the moratorium before racing continues in January 2021.

    Notable results from Saturday's racing:

    U13 Schoolboys quad - 1st place Division 1; 1st place Division 2

    U13 Schoolboys double - 1st place Division 1; 1st place Division 2, 2nd place Division 3

    U13 Schoolboys single - 1st place Division 1, 2nd and 3rd place Division 2, 1st place Division 3; 2nd place Division 4

    U14 Schoolboys quad - 1st place in Division 2

    U14 Schoolboys double - 1st place Division 1; 2nd place Division 2; 2nd place Division 3; 2nd place Division 4.

    U14 Schoolboys single - 1st place Division 1

    U15 Schoolboys quad - 2nd place Division 1; 2nd place Division 2

    U15 Schoolboys double - 2nd fastest time

    U15 Schoolboys single - 1st Division 1, 1st Division 2, 1st Division 3, 1st Division 4, 2nd Division 5, 2nd Division 6.

     

     


    Date: 10-Dec-20  09:36  Edition: 2020 Vl.09 Ed.39 Section: Senior School Sport

    Community News

    News from Beyond the College gates

     

     


    Date: 10-Dec-20  09:07  Edition: 2020 Vl.09 Ed.39 Section: Community News
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    From the Principal

    A Christmas Message from the Principal

    Please follow the link https://youtu.be/xvc8uFULp3g  to watch the Principal's 2020 Christmas message.

    A Christmas Prayer

    “Dear Father, thank you for all we have in our lives. We are especially thankful as we draw to the end of this challenging Covid  year, as we contemplate about Your gifts. All that You have given us and the love you have put in our lives. Father, thank you for your love and guidance.

    Father, please be with our families as we head towards Christmas and the new year. Lord, we ask for Your love to be with us in our lives. We’re thankful for all we have, and we pray that we can maintain our focus on what is right and good. We pray for those who experience pain and isolation at Christmas and those who are sick and in need.

    Father, please be with us throughout the holiday season and prepare our hearts for what will come in the new year. Live Jesus in our hearts; forever. Amen.”

     


    Date: 10-Dec-20  10:31  Edition: 2020 Vl.09 Ed.39 Section: From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Deputy Principal

    I joked to someone the other day that I don’t remember March at all!

    It seems so long ago, and with the emergence of COVID-19 it was a flurry of coping, adapting, improvising and adapting again. It was difficult, and frustrating and scary. And yet, we came through it, we learned, we grew and in some ways we are even better for the experience.

    As the year finally draws to a close, I would like to extend my thanks to all of our parents for their support and partnerships with their sons in their learning. I thank the boys for their humour and persistence. And I thank our teachers and staff members for their immense expertise and world-class resilience.

    Lastly, I would like to thank the entire community for making me feel so welcome in my first year as Deputy Principal.

    I hope that you all have a peaceful and holy Christmas and head into the New Year ready for new opportunities and adventures.

     


    Date: 10-Dec-20  10:12  Edition: 2020 Vl.09 Ed.39 Section: Senior School

    Heads of Junior School

    As the year has now drawn to a close for 2020, we would like to wish all the families in our wonderful community a very safe, happy, and holy Christmas.

    Many parents and students will need to re-charge their batteries after a year which many have found challenging. We are proud of the efforts of our students and our staff, from teachers to learning support officers, office staff and grounds and maintenance staff. Thank you one and all for your combined efforts to make it to the end of the year, we truly appreciate everything you have done.

     

    Bethlehem House Christmas Gifts

    This is the 13th year we have asked for donations to provide gifts for the many homeless men of Hobart. We would like to say a sincere thank you to our families for supporting this cause once again. We continue with the message that we are ‘boys supporting men’ and it is very important to us to assist people in our local community and raise awareness of the good works of the St Vincent de Paul Society.

    The Bethlehem House Christmas Mass was celebrated yesterday at 4pm at St Mary’s Cathedral. We were very proud to have our Mini Vinnies President, Charlie Cubit, Vice President Llewellyn Gray and Riley Drew attend the Mass to represent the Junior School and deliver the gift boxes for the men of Bethlehem House. They showed great commitment and lived out ‘by deeds, not words alone’, in attending the Mass in their own time. The CEO of Bethlehem House, Mrs Stephanie Kirkman Meikle spoke during the Mass of the wonderful support they are able to give to those men in need and was particularly grateful for the wider support received from many groups and individuals, including St Virgil’s College.

     

    Mini Vinnies President Charlie Cubit, VP Llewellyn Gray  and group member Riley Drew.

    Announcement of Junior School Captain and Vice-Captain for 2021

    This year we had to break from tradition, announcing the School Captain and Vice-Captain for 2021 at our End of Year Assembly. We are pleased to confirm that Clement McKenna will be Captain and Joe Shanny, his Vice Captain. Congratulations boys, we look forward to working with you next year. These boys will join us at the Grade 6 Thanksgiving and Awards Ceremony for the leadership handover.

     

    End of Year Assembly

    Yesterday the Junior Campus gathered in the Joyce Performance Centre at the Austins Ferry Campus for our annual End of Year Assembly. This was a wonderful afternoon celebrating the achievements of our students throughout the year. We were able to enjoy a musical interlude from the choir and the chance to reminisce on the journey the Grade 6s have been on for the last four years.

    The final item was the much-anticipated announcement of House Point Winners for the Year. We are pleased to say that the winning house for 2020 was Doyle House. Congratulations to Doyle House Captain and Vice-Captain Sam Nolan and Aidan Godfrey, together with Aussie Sport Leaders Charles Doyle and Harry Costelloe on their leadership of Doyle House throughout the year.

    We also announced the winner of the Semester Two winning House, who are treated to the bi-annual pizza party. The winner of this was Hessian House. Congratulations to these boys, ably led by Max Sylvester and Daniel Mapley as Captain and Vice-Captain with Cohen Macey and Alex Lamprey as Aussie Sports Leaders.

     

    Grade 6 End of Year Activities

    On Thursday and Friday of last week and Monday of this week, the Grade 6s had fun at Supaworld, Blundstone Arena, Zone Bowling, Glenorchy Pool and to cap it off, the Mud Run at Redbanks. Whilst it was not Canberra, all activities were certainly fun and a great way to end the year. We know they have also been having fun this week making and baking a lot of Christmas goodies.

     

     

     


    Date: 10-Dec-20  10:11  Edition: 2020 Vl.09 Ed.39 Section: Junior School

    Director of Identity

    This week as we finish our school year with our usual assemblies and gatherings

    after what has been a huge and almost indescribable year, we will spend time reflecting not just upon our own experiences but also acknowledge and celebrate the strengths of others in our global community. This week we mark two significant world observances, International Human Rights Day and the International Day for People with Disabilities.

    One of the central promises of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to leave no one behind and disability inclusion is essential to this goal. People living with disabilities are one of the most excluded groups in society and have been among the hardest hit during the global crisis of COVID-19. The commitment to realising the rights of persons with disabilities is not only a matter of justice; it is an investment in a common future that is well understood by the staff, families and friends at the Mary Rice Centre. Throughout this year they have worked harder than ever to make sure their children have not been left behind, forgotten, isolated or alone. At the beginning of the outbreak, when schools closed everywhere, they delivered food and medical supplies into the homes of their families who were isolated in Kibera, Southlands and Lang’ata. Soon they re-opened on a reduced capacity to enable many of the children with special needs to access physical therapies, exercises and health checks. They have worked tirelessly in raising money and supplies from organisations in Nairobi, Europe and Australia and always remained positive and hope filled, teaching us all how to stay strong throughout the challenges of this year.

     

    "In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help each other and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive." – Acts 20:35

     

    As we approach Christmas and our Summer holiday season it is understandable that our thoughts turn to our families and close friends, some of whom we may or may not be able to be reunited with just yet. Images of the nativity, the Holy family together in humble surrounds remind us more than ever of the importance of our love for one another, and the strength we gain and give to each other.  The Christmas message of love and the giving and receiving of love is one which our friends at the Mary Rice Centre have given us a true example of all year. No doubt Bro Gerald and the team will once again be calling out all stops to ensure their children and families are not forgotten but included in the parties, fun activities and food of this festive season and it is their genuine love for these most marginalised of people that bring to all of us the true meaning of Christmas.

     


    Date: 10-Dec-20  09:55  Edition: 2020 Vl.09 Ed.39 Section: Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Parents and Friends Association

    Join Us in 2021
    The Mission of the P&F is two-fold. It has the traditionally recognised role of raising funds for the benefit of the school and it also has a vital role in providing support for St Virgil’s College Students and our hard working Teachers and staff.

    This year has been like no other, we had to convert to Zoom meetings, no events & no socialising, it has been a challenging year for us all.  I am extremely proud given the current circumstances that we still managed to raise nearly $7000 this year with Raffles and the Entertainment Book.

     

    We also supported the following  events:

    Mary Rice Day

    Edmund Rice Day

    We provided, cooked and served dinner to the wonderful teachers during Parent/Teacher Interviews.

    Contributed $500  in the Purchase of a Defibrillator for events held on the bottom oval.

    Contributed $5000 towards the new Sports/Multi-use trailer.

    I would like to thank the P&F Committee for any efforts that they have contributed this year.

    Our Parents & Friends is not just Parents we are fortunate enough that we have very supportive and involved staff from St Virgil’s contributing for the love of the school that they hold.

    We will dearly miss Narelle Green next year who has been a pillar of strength to the Parents & Friends over the past six Years as a Parent first and then a Staff Member. We wish Narelle all the best for the future ahead and thank her for her guidance and knowledge.

    If you wish to become Involved with an amazing group of parents we would love to see you at our first parents and friends Meeting in February 2021.

    All parents of current students of the College who are interested in being involved in the furthering aims of the Association are entitled and welcomed to be members. Small or large, time donated to the P&F helps to enrich your son's education.

    With so much exciting new items to discuss at the meeting it is not one to miss.

    We look forward to meeting you.

    Have a safe and happy Christmas with family and friends.

    Kate Clark

    P&F President 

     


    Date: 10-Dec-20  09:50  Edition: 2020 Vl.09 Ed.39 Section: Senior School

    Reconciliation Action Plan News

    Relationships with the Community - Reconciliation Network

    Reconciliation is about building stronger relationships, respect and trust between all of us and working collaboratively to progress reconciliation in all our schools. Last Friday the Aboriginal students in Grade 7, 8 and 9 had the opportunity to spend the day at Guilford Young College in Hobart with Aboriginal students from many other Catholic High Schools as part of a special event; kani lumi nipaluna, Talking Here in Hobart. The aim of the day was for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in southern Catholic Colleges to have an aspirational and culturally safe introduction to Year 11 and 12 at Guilford Young College

    The day began with an Acknowledgement of Country by GYC College Principal Craig Deayton and two former students from St James Catholic College in Cygnet who shared their inspiring personal stories about their learning achievements and challenges during and beyond school. We then divided into mixed groups and participated in two different workshops such as First Nations, Science, HPE, Fire Boards and Drama. At lunchtime the students had the chance to talk to Hollie and Sam from Karadi Aboriginal Corporation and Nala from Riawunna at UTAS and also had plenty of time to socialise while partaking of a fabulous BBQ and milkshakes. There was time for one more workshop before we had to head back to school.

     

    It was a great opportunity for our students to extend their friendships and begin to make plans for their futures and we are thankful to GYC for hosting and to Sarah Lackey - Education Officer: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, Jenny Noble - Education Officer: Extended Learning and Brendan Kull - GYC Aboriginal Student Success teacher for all their planning and work to make such a fun day.

     

     


    Date: 10-Dec-20  09:44  Edition: 2020 Vl.09 Ed.39 Section: Faith & Identity Junior School Senior School

    Director of Sport

    A Big Week of Cricket! Franklin Rowing Report 

    SVC 1st XI Lose Saunders-Di Venuto Shield 

    After eight successive wins the 1st XI lost the coveted trophy last Friday at Hutchins. Poor early fielding and bowling enabled the Hutchins batters to get away to a flying start before good bowling from Jacob Goodsell and  James Wilson restricted Hutchins to 9-163.

    Our innings started slowly and the loss of wickets at regular intervals made the chase very difficult and ultimately beyond our grasp with SVC eventually being dismissed for 138.

    Pick of the batsman were Captain Will Sartori 46, Jacob Blackwell 21 and Jacob Goodsell 20.

     

    SATIS T20 Tournament 

    The 1st XI travelled to Launceston on Sunday evening in preparation for the their defence of the T20 crown won last year. We made a great start on Day 1 winning both games but were eventually undone by eventual premier GYC, a team featuring seven of our premiership players from last season!

    Oliver Kelly was Player of the Tournament for SVC with his power hitting dispatching unsuspecting bowlers to all parts of the ground.

    Results

    Game 1

    SVC 1-108 defeated Scotch Oakburn 2-107 

    Will Sartori 58 no (35), Oliver Kelly 37no (22)

    Game 2

    SVC 8-117 defeated St Brendan Shaw 9-116 

    Oliver Kelly 53 (35), Bryce Alomes 33 (38), Kaidel Wilson 8no including a four off the last ball to win the game! Kaidel also took 3-6. Darcy Allen 2-24

    Game 3 

    SVC 9-106 lost to GYC 7-135 

    Oliver Kelly 23 (22), Bryce Alomes 26 (28), Will Sartori 28 (30)

    Bryce Alomes 2-20, Lachlan Nichols 2-43,

    Game 4 - Play Off for 3rd 

    SVC 9-96 lost to Launceston Grammar School 6-114 

    Tom Moore 18 (37), James Wilson 19 (14), Darcy Allen 12 no (6)

    Bryce Alomes 2-24

     

    Franklin Rowing Regatta 

    Well done to all of our SVC rowers who competed at the Southern Junior Sculling Regatta at Franklin last Saturday. It was great to see a sea of blue, with 50 SVC junior rowers taking to the water. The rowing program has been growing exponentially over the past two seasons and St Virgil's now has one of the largest and most competitive junior squads in the state. The boys showed they will be a force to reckon with this season achieving a host of promising results. The boys also competed admirably at State Pennant 5 and the Northern Junior Sculling Regatta in weeks prior. Our rowers will now look forward to a three week break over the moratorium before racing continues in January 2021.

    Notable results from Saturday's racing:

    U13 Schoolboys quad - 1st place Division 1; 1st place Division 2

    U13 Schoolboys double - 1st place Division 1; 1st place Division 2, 2nd place Division 3

    U13 Schoolboys single - 1st place Division 1, 2nd and 3rd place Division 2, 1st place Division 3; 2nd place Division 4

    U14 Schoolboys quad - 1st place in Division 2

    U14 Schoolboys double - 1st place Division 1; 2nd place Division 2; 2nd place Division 3; 2nd place Division 4.

    U14 Schoolboys single - 1st place Division 1

    U15 Schoolboys quad - 2nd place Division 1; 2nd place Division 2

    U15 Schoolboys double - 2nd fastest time

    U15 Schoolboys single - 1st Division 1, 1st Division 2, 1st Division 3, 1st Division 4, 2nd Division 5, 2nd Division 6.

     

     


    Date: 10-Dec-20  09:36  Edition: 2020 Vl.09 Ed.39 Section: Senior School Sport

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