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  • Uniform Shop

    Long Sleeve Sports Training Tops, Sports Bags and Opening Times ...

     Date:  8-Nov-16  10:27      Edition:   2016 V.05 Ed.28 2016 V.05 Ed.29 2016 V.05 Ed.34     Section:   Community News Junior School Senior School

    Principal

     

    A Visit from the TCEO, Work Experience, Sporting and Artistic Success, 2017 Term Dates ....  

     Date:  14-Sep-16  11:34      Edition:   2016 V.05 Ed.28     Section:   From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Director of Music

    Mrs Jodie Williams - A Week of Success at the Clarence Eisteddfod 

     Date:  14-Sep-16  10:53      Edition:   2016 V.05 Ed.28     Section:   Junior School Senior School

    Parents and Friends Association

    Katrina Arkley, President. 

    Senior School Fair - Monday November 14 

     Date:  14-Sep-16  10:35      Edition:   2016 V.05 Ed.28     Section:   Community News Junior School Senior School
  • Uniform Shop

    Long Sleeve Sports Training Tops, Sports Bags and Opening Times ...

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    2016 V.05 Ed.29
    2016 V.05 Ed.34
     Community News
    Junior School
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     8-Nov-16  22:27

    Principal

      A Visit from the TCEO, Work Experience, Sporting and Artistic Success, 2017 Term Dates ....  

      2016 V.05 Ed.28
     From the Principal
    Junior School
    Senior School
     14-Sep-16  23:34

    Director of Music

    Mrs Jodie Williams - A Week of Success at the Clarence Eisteddfod 

      2016 V.05 Ed.28
     Junior School
    Senior School
     14-Sep-16  22:53

    Junior School Sport

    Mrs Jo Messer 

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     Junior School
    Sport
     14-Sep-16  22:50

    Parents and Friends Association

    Katrina Arkley, President.  Senior School Fair - Monday November 14 

      2016 V.05 Ed.28
     Community News
    Junior School
    Senior School
     14-Sep-16  22:35
  • Uniform Shop

    Long Sleeve Sports Training Tops, Sports Bags and Opening Times ...

    ST VIRGIL’S COLLEGE UNIFORM SHOP

    The St Virgil’s Uniform Shop will close for the School Holidays

    On Thursday September 22 at 4.00 pm

    The store will Re-open on Monday October 10 at 8.00am.

     

    Term 4 Trading Hours

     

    Monday October  10                         Open 8.00am to 4.00pm

    Tuesday October 11                          Open 8.00am to 4.00pm

    Thursday October 13                          Open 8.00am to 4.00 pm

     

    The St Virgil’s Uniform Shop will then return to normal opening times

    Tuesday & Thursday 8.00 am to 4.00 pm. (Closed Royal Hobart Show Day) 

     

                                         Please contact Caitlin

                                         Phone:          03 62493610

    Email  st.virgils@midford.com.au

     

    Long Sleeve Sport Training Top 

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    The SVC Long sleeve sport training top is available from the Uniform Shop and can be worn by students as an under-garment for PE and sport days. It provides great warmth during the colder months and complements the current uniform very well. The SVC long sleeve sport training top must always be worn below the House T-shirt and/or the College polo shirt during school time and sporting events. The only time it is permitted to be worn as the outer garment is during specified school sport training sessions. 

    College Sports Bag 

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    The Uniform Shop also has supplies of the College sports bag which should be used to bring sport and PE gear to and from school. Students should not be using local football, basketball or soccer clubs bags for this purpose. The sports bag can also be used for camps and excursions however it must not be used as an alternative to the College School Bag which is a compulsory uniform item. 

    Both items can be viewed and purchased online at stvirgils.tas.edu.au/shop-uniform-order/

    Details can be found at 16-09-15-st-virgils-online-order-flyer

    Please contact Manager Caitlin Butterworth on 03 6249 3610 or Email:  st.virgils@midford.com.au for all uniform matters.

    Ms Caitlin Butterworth, Manage

     


    Date: 8-Nov-16  10:27  Edition: 2016 V.05 Ed.28 2016 V.05 Ed.29 2016 V.05 Ed.34 Section: Community News Junior School Senior School

    Principal

     

    A Visit from the TCEO, Work Experience, Sporting and Artistic Success, 2017 Term Dates ....  

    Visit from Director Catholic Education

    Mr John Mula visited the College yesterday and had a tour of our facilities. He was very impressed with the new structure of the classrooms and is looking forward to visiting again to see the rooms in action. He was complimentary of the cover in the roof and was also excited about the new plans for the re-development of Dwyer Wing at the end of 2016 and their impact upon our learning and teaching programmes. 

     

    Work Experience

    As the last group of our Grade 10 students approach the end of their work experience I take this opportunity to thank all the employers for so willingly agreeing to having the boys at their work place. We look forward to further support from our employers and a reminder that a thank you breakfast will be held on both sites early next term where we can formally express our appreciation for their insightful support of our boys. 

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    Junior School Fair

    A sincere thank you to all our amazing parents, friends and students who made Sunday's Fair such a great community day. All in attendance greatly enjoyed the range of amazing food, games, rides and of course the excitement of the Chocolate Wheel! Special mention must go to P&F President Simone Ashby and her hard working team and to Mr Pinelli and Mrs Moate for leading the efforts of the staff and students in raising valuable funds that in line with our P&F mission will go to projects that support all students at the Junior School. 

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    His Grace, Archbishop Julian Porteous is a study of concentration as he tries to 'Whack a Rat' and win a prize! 

    Clarence Eisteddfod

    Our musicians and drama performers have achieved some amazing results in the 2016 Clarence Eisteddfod. Music and drama are a rich part of our culture at St Virgil's and I look forward to recognising the success of these groups at the 2016 Gala Concert. Our boys compete against other schools from Hobart and have certainly held their own in all company. The results are testament to the exceptional work of Mrs Jodie Williams and Mrs Jennifer White and the teachers who support them and our boys. 

    A summary of results is outlined below: 

    Music

    • 1stPlace in the Secondary School Choir section
    • 1stPlace in the Ensemble or Band – Primary School section Grade 6 Band
    • 1stPlace in the Small Ensemble – Secondary School section St Virgil’s College Jazz Ensemble (Christopher McGuinness-Terry, Lucas Hlis, Jarrod Hunter, Benjamin Spinks, Kalen Robey and Jaidyn Gluskie)
    • 2nd Place in the Secondary Concert Band section
    • 2nd Place in the Percussion Ensemble – Secondary School section
    • Certificate of Merit for the Choir Grade 6 and under section Junior School Choir
    • Certificate of Merit for the Ensemble or Band – Primary School section Grade 5 Band

    Drama 

    • Humorous Poem – 1st Place – Hugh Gable
    • Humorous Poem – 2nd Place – Kerem Turhal
    • Humorous Poem – Certificate of Merit – Kon Gubriel Kon
    • Impromptu Reading – Equal 2nd Place – Jaidyn Gluskie
    • Impromptu Reading – Equal 2nd Place – Christopher McGuinness-Terry
    • Impromptu Reading – Certificate of Merit – Hugh Gable
    • Prepared Reading – First Place: Hugh Gable
    • Prepared Reading – Second Place: Christopher McGuinness-Terry
    • Prepared Reading – Certificate of Merit: Jacob King
    • Duologue in Costume – First Place: Kerem Turhal and Hugh Gable
    • Duologue in Costume – Certificate of Merit: Kon Gubriel Kon and Jaidyn Gluskie
    • Duologue in Costume – Certificate of Merit: Alexander Tsakirakis and Christopher McGuinness-Terry
    • Improvisation Group – First Place: Hugh Gable, Alexander Tsakirakis, Kerem Turhal, Kon Gubriel Kon and Christopher McGuinness-Terry.

     The Clarence Eisteddfod hold a Prize Winners’ Concert to publicly showcase outstanding performances from the various groups. This is to be held at the Clarence Uniting Church, on the corner of Cambridge and York Street, Bellerive, on Sunday September 18 at 2pm. Please come along. The following students have been invited to perform:

    Christopher McGuinness-Terry -  Senior Championship poem entry

    Hugh Gable - Humorous poem 

    Kerem Turhal and Hugh Gable -  Duologue in Costume 

     

    Tassie Hawks Cup 

    It was pleasing to learn that the 1st XVIII had won the Tassie Hawks Cup in Launceston after a tense struggle against Kings Meadows which saw the Saints win by 7 points. Well done to the team and coaches Mr Beck and Mr Di Ienno. A full match report is available in the Sports Section of The Star. 

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    End of Term

    A reminder that Day 1 Term 4 is a student free day. This is a Professional Development day for all staff.

     

    Term Dates – 2017

     

    Term One       Begins             Thursday February 9 (Grade 3-7)

                                                       Friday February 10 (Grade 8-10)

     

                            Concludes        Thursday April 13

     

    Term Two       Begins             Monday May 1

                            Concludes      Friday July 7

     

    Term Three     Begins             Monday July 24

                            Concludes      Friday September 29

     

    Term Four       Begins             Monday October 16

                            Concludes      Thursday December 21                    

     

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    Date: 14-Sep-16  11:34  Edition: 2016 V.05 Ed.28 Section: From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Head of Junior School

    Mr Andrew Pinelli 

    Justice and Solidarity

    We are committed to justice and peace for all, grounded in a spirituality of action and reflection that calls us to stand in solidarity with those who are marginalised and the Earth itself.

                                        EREA Touchstone

     

    Our political landscape both locally and internationally is certainly being challenged from the outside just as much as from the inside. The results of these challenges will ultimately have some degree of impact on us all now and into the future. As a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition we strive to equip our boys for many of these possibilities for their future lives. Being a Catholic school we are actively part of the world wide church which includes all Christians. Our work at St Virgil’s is work of and for the Church which has been described by Pope Francis as a church ‘of and for the poor’:

    • A generous and inclusive Church that shows deep love for the poor and marginalised;
    • A Church that strives to usher in the Reign of God: the promise of fullness of life and true freedom for all in our troubled world;
    • A Church that proclaims inclusion to be at the heart of the Gospel and exclusion in its many forms its greatest betrayal;
    • A Church that knows a school’s capacity to make a difference is not simply dependent on its physical resources but on humble resolve within the community to build the Reign of God and embrace solidarity with the excluded ones.

    The Church we serve promotes inclusion, service and compassionate engagement with the world as indispensable to the way Christians worship a loving and expansive God.

     

    Term 4

    Parents and guardians are reminded that Monday October 10 is a pupil free day so there is no school for our boys. Term 4 will commence for all boys on Tuesday October 11.

     

    Grade 3 Camp

    At the time of penning this piece for The Star, the weather does not look like it is going to be too kind for the first day of Grade 3s Camp which commences Thursday. We hope and pray that the weather will clear so that our boys can enjoy all of the activities that Mr Scanlon and Mrs Ogle have planned for them. Keep an eye out on Twitter and the Social Media wall for some updates over the next couple of days.

     

    Grade 4 Excursion 

    Both Grade 4 classes were recently able to venture into the great outdoors to visit TMAG and the Hobart City Town Hall. This visit perfectly coincided with units of study in History and Civics and Citizenship. It was fantastic to meet Alderman Anna Reynolds on the day and to have the opportunity to be shown around by such an experienced member of council. Both Grade 4 classes were shown the time capsule, for which we will be making our predictions of Hobart in 50 years time, as a part of the 150th year celebrations. Grade 4 were given a great insight to the history of the Town Hall; the magnificent architecture and also a glimpse into the running of the council chambers, which was a highlight for all in attendance.

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    It was then off to TMAG where we were able to gain further insight to our colonial past during a self-guided tour of the Bonds Store and other parts of the museum. We looked at colonial history through an Aboriginal perspective and enjoyed seeing all the colonial art and decorative pieces that were on offer. Delving deeper inside the gallery, the boys found great interest in all the old coins and medals that were on display; wrapping up our journey with a look at the Tombstone Wall in St David’s park on our way back to school.

    It was great to get out of the confines of the classroom and see the vast historical sites that Hobart City has to offer. It was also very pleasing to receive correspondence from staff at TMAG expressing their delight in how both classes engaged in the artefacts being explored and behaviour displayed whilst in public.

    A huge thank you to all the parents who gave up their time to assist both classes on the day. Your efforts were greatly appreciated!

    Mr Greenhill & Mr Birthisel

     

    Art Exhibition

    We have been overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedback we have received in regards to the art work that our boys have produced during this year and on display in the Hall. Special congratulations to our boys and especially Ms Stary for putting this all together.

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    Junior School P & F Association

    Junior School Fair

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    We were certainly very lucky, and blessed, to have such fantastic weather for our Junior School Fair last Sunday. We started the day with a fantastic group of parent helpers who worked tremendously well to get our Fair site so well set up.

     

    Special thanks to all of our helpers and stall organisers for their efforts leading up to and on Fair Day. Your generosity of support and time was greatly appreciated.

     

    Once again this year we were also very lucky to have generous support from our suppliers and surrounding business houses. Thank you also to those parents who enquired with business houses that they have a relationship with and were able to secure a wide variety of prizes for the chocolate wheel and silent auction. We had so many wonderful prizes available for people to bid on or to win.

     

    Thank you to the staff and our boys for the fantastic stalls that they set up and ran on the day. The boys had loads of fun enticing visitors to the Fair to participate in their activities and win a range of prizes.

     

    We were also fortunate to have 7HO FM present on the day doing an outdoor broadcast but also moving through the gathered crowd with stickers and balloons. We are also appreciative of the advertising that 7HO FM gave us leading up to our Fair.

     

    Congratulations to our dedicated group of organisers from the P & F led by President Simone Ashby. Many hours of time and effort were put in leading up to the Fair which produced such a fantastic event on Sunday. We had a fantastic day thanks to the support of so many people to whom we are extremely grateful. Whilst not all of the financials have been finalised as yet, indications so far are that we look as though the P & F will raise over $10, 000 which we are planning to use for upgrading classroom furniture for our boys.

     

    School Fee Chocolate Wheel Spin

    Congratulations to Neika and Dean Medwin (Tyler Grade 3) who were the luck winners of $500 off next year’s St Virgil’s College school fees. Thank you to all those families who tried their luck once again in the big spin.

     

    Wonderful Wheelbarrows

    This year we had a new set of prizes which were created from four wheelbarrows donated by K & D. Thanks to the generous donations that we were able to obtain, each wheelbarrow was filled with different goodies that were generously donated by families and businesses. Congratulations to:

     

    Family Fun wheelbarrow

    Connor Schofield

    Fancy Pantry wheelbarrow

    Peter Grave

    Beer & Wine wheelbarrow

    Chris Lukianenko

    Garden Shed wheelbarrow

    Oliver Rhodes

     

    If you are on Facebook, please join, share and like the SVC Junior School P & F page which is https://www.facebook.com/SVC-Junior-School-Parents-and-Friends-221032664914599

    There are continual updates being posted on the Facebook page so please like these and share them with friends and family.

     

    Cathedral Parking

    All families are asked not to park in the St Mary’s Cathedral car park to drop off or pick up their sons. There have been reports of near misses between cars and pedestrians as well as damage being caused to some of the garden beds. Drop off and pick up can be difficult with the amount of traffic that uses the surrounding streets, but the health and safety of our boys must be considered paramount. Thank you for your assistance and understanding in this matter.

     

    Junior School Notices

    We fully understand that sometimes your son may not bring home information in a timely fashion. Could I please encourage all parents to check out the “In the School Bag” link on the College website as it will contain any current, relevant notes that you may need.

     

    Calendar Update

    Parents and guardians are reminded to subscribe to the College’s online calendar. The great advantage of this is that if there are necessary changes to dates these changes can be made immediately. Please check the calendar at: http://www.stvirgils.tas.edu.au/calendar/

     

    Significant, upcoming events are summarised below

     

     

    September

     

    Week 9 A

     

    Assembly led by 6 R @ 9am

    September 16

    Grade 3 Camp

    September 15 & 16

    STCPSSA Football round 9

    September 16

     

     

    Week 10 B

     

    Grade 4 Camp

    September 21 – 23

    Assembly led by Gr 5 @ 9am

    September 23

    Last day of Term 3

    September 23

     

     

    Term 4

     

    October

     

    Week 11 A

     

    Pupil free day

    October 10

    First Day of Term 4

    October 11

     


    Date: 14-Sep-16  11:28  Edition: 2016 V.05 Ed.28 Section: Junior School

    Director of Music

    Mrs Jodie Williams - A Week of Success at the Clarence Eisteddfod 

    Over the past week I have been incredibly proud of our music and drama students and staff who have performed exceptionally well at the 2016 Clarence Eisteddfod. Whilst specific winners are highlighted below, all students who have competed have been great ambassadors for the College and our rich tradition of music and drama. 

    A summary of results is outlined below: 

    Music

    • 1stPlace in the Secondary School Choir section
    • 1stPlace in the Ensemble or Band – Primary School section Grade 6 Band
    • 1stPlace in the Small Ensemble – Secondary School section St Virgil’s College Jazz Ensemble (Christopher McGuinness-Terry, Lucas Hlis, Jarrod Hunter, Benjamin Spinks, Kalen Robey and Jaidyn Gluskie)
    • 2nd Place in the Secondary Concert Band section
    • 2nd Place in the Percussion Ensemble – Secondary School section
    • Certificate of Merit for the Choir Grade 6 and under section Junior School Choir
    • Certificate of Merit for the Ensemble or Band – Primary School section Grade 5 Band

    Drama 

    • Humorous Poem – 1st Place – Hugh Gable
    • Humorous Poem – 2nd Place – Kerem Turhal
    • Humorous Poem – Certificate of Merit – Kon Gubriel Kon
    • Impromptu Reading – Equal 2nd Place – Jaidyn Gluskie
    • Impromptu Reading – Equal 2nd Place – Christopher McGuinness-Terry
    • Impromptu Reading – Certificate of Merit – Hugh Gable
    • Prepared Reading – First Place: Hugh Gable
    • Prepared Reading – Second Place: Christopher McGuinness-Terry
    • Prepared Reading – Certificate of Merit: Jacob King
    • Duologue in Costume – First Place: Kerem Turhal and Hugh Gable
    • Duologue in Costume – Certificate of Merit: Kon Gubriel Kon and Jaidyn Gluskie
    • Duologue in Costume – Certificate of Merit: Alexander Tsakirakis and Christopher McGuinness-Terry
    • Improvisation Group – First Place: Hugh Gable, Alexander Tsakirakis, Kerem Turhal, Kon Gubriel Kon and Christopher McGuinness-Terry.

     The Clarence Eisteddfod hold a Prize Winners’ Concert to publicly showcase outstanding performances from the various groups. This is to be held at the Clarence Uniting Church, on the corner of Cambridge and York Street, Bellerive, on Sunday September 18 at 2pm. Please come along. The following students have been invited to perform:

    Christopher McGuinness-Terry -  Senior Championship poem entry

    Hugh Gable - Humorous poem 

    Kerem Turhal and Hugh Gable -  Duologue in Costume 

     


    Date: 14-Sep-16  10:53  Edition: 2016 V.05 Ed.28 Section: Junior School Senior School

    Junior School Sport

    Mrs Jo Messer 

    Basketball

    On Wednesday of this week eleven Grade 5&6 boys for the Primary School Basketball Team were shortlisted.  The eventual Championship team will be made up of eight players.  This group of eight will be chosen after more training sessions.  Boys on the short list are: Harry Williams, Jack Williams, Caleb Devine, Liam Morton, Owen Bester, James Wilson, Kye Direen, Connor Millward, Charlie Banks, York Paul and Kobi Gray.  Congratulations to these boys.

     

    The Grade 4 boys for the Grade 3&4 team will be selected tomorrow at lunchtime and the Grade 3s on Tuesday (as they are on camp today and tomorrow).

     

    Triathlon

    The Primary School Triathlon is on December 1, however entries need to be in by the end of this term to me: Friday September 24.  Notification about this went out on Parent Paperwork last week and another reminder this week.  PLEASE NOTE THAT NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

     

    STCPSSA Football: Denison vs Franklin

    Hamish Menzie, James Wilson, Harry Williams, Harry Cornelius and Baden Wallis were the chosen SVC representatives in the annual STCPSSA Denison vs Franklin Football game held at Dominic College yesterday afternoon.  In what proved to be a hotly contested and skilful game of football, Denison were the eventual winners with our very own James Wilson kicking the winning goal.

    Here are observations from, and I quote, Miss Lack: ‘Hamish Menzie was everywhere’, and ‘Harry Williams was in fine form exhibiting his silky moves’, reminiscent perhaps of his uncle Paul Williams, a legend of the Sydney Swans football team.

    Harry Williams said that the key was, ‘everybody played well as a team’, Hamish was impressed with ‘the hard ball gets’, Baden Wallis thought ,’speed was a factor and James Wilson said that all in all is was ‘great fun’.

    There was a great crowd supporting the game with a ‘fantastic staff turn-out to support our boys’.  Mrs Chambers said it was a ‘good precursor and omen for Geelong’s next outing.

    Without any bias, it was agreed the SVC boys stood out during the game, in their overall tenacity, skill and team play.  Congratulations to all boys who participated in the game. Thanks also to Coach  Mr Matt Kean and Assistant Coaches, Mr Peter Rasmussen and Mr Brad Hastie.

     

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    L:R: James Wilson, Baden Wallis, Harry Cornelius, Hamish Menzie, Harry Williams

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    SVC vs Hutchins: Football and Soccer: September 23

    Each year Mr Berry, (Hutchins Sport Coordinator) and myself organise an annual football match with our Grade 6 Football team.  This year we will be playing a soccer game as well.  These games will take place next Friday.  At this point in time both of these games will be taking place at the SVC Senior Campus, commencing at 1pm.  Football will be played on the main oval and soccer on the JPC.  (The venue for soccer may need to change but parents will be notified).  Letters, with more details, will be going home with the boys involved in these games today.

     


    Date: 14-Sep-16  10:50  Edition: 2016 V.05 Ed.28 Section: Junior School Sport

    Parents and Friends Association

    Katrina Arkley, President. 

    Senior School Fair - Monday November 14 

    A very big thank you to all parents who offered their assistance manning or coordinating stalls, and/or donating goods and prizes for the 2016 FAIR – the response has been fantastic!

     

    All those parents who so kindly offered their help or made donations will be contacted by Julie Doran or their Stall Coordinator, over the next few weeks.

     

    All donated goods and prizes can be left at the School Office up until Friday November 11- clearly marked or labelled “Fair 2016 Donation”.

     

    SENIOR SCHOOL MAJOR RAFFLE

    All families will receive raffle books during the last week of this term so please keep asking your sons if they have them in their bag so that you can start selling them !

     

    This year's major raffle prize is a 6x4 Trailer and Groceries !!

     

    This is a fantastic prize which I am sure all families could put to good use.

     

    If you would like more raffle books to sell – please contact the Senior School Office.

     

    SPECIAL DAYS AND DATES TO REMEMBER

     

    There will be three Free Dress Fair donation days coming up for all Senior School students;

     

    1st FREE DRESS “SPORTS COLOURS” DAY for a book donation

    Friday October 21

    2nd FREE DRESS DAY for Grocery Items Donations

    Wednesday October 26

     

    3rd FREE DRESS DAY for Grocery Items and Lucky Boxes Contents Donations (e.g. sealed bags of lollies or chocolates, hair accessories, toy cars, etc for girls and boys)  

    Tuesday November 2

     

    If there are any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact either

    Katrina Arkley on 0407 691 077 or Julie Doran on 0417 584 180

     

    Katrina Arkley

    President P & F Committee


    Date: 14-Sep-16  10:35  Edition: 2016 V.05 Ed.28 Section: Community News Junior School Senior School
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    Uniform Shop

    Long Sleeve Sports Training Tops, Sports Bags and Opening Times ...

    ST VIRGIL’S COLLEGE UNIFORM SHOP

    The St Virgil’s Uniform Shop will close for the School Holidays

    On Thursday September 22 at 4.00 pm

    The store will Re-open on Monday October 10 at 8.00am.

     

    Term 4 Trading Hours

     

    Monday October  10                         Open 8.00am to 4.00pm

    Tuesday October 11                          Open 8.00am to 4.00pm

    Thursday October 13                          Open 8.00am to 4.00 pm

     

    The St Virgil’s Uniform Shop will then return to normal opening times

    Tuesday & Thursday 8.00 am to 4.00 pm. (Closed Royal Hobart Show Day) 

     

                                         Please contact Caitlin

                                         Phone:          03 62493610

    Email  st.virgils@midford.com.au

     

    Long Sleeve Sport Training Top 

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    The SVC Long sleeve sport training top is available from the Uniform Shop and can be worn by students as an under-garment for PE and sport days. It provides great warmth during the colder months and complements the current uniform very well. The SVC long sleeve sport training top must always be worn below the House T-shirt and/or the College polo shirt during school time and sporting events. The only time it is permitted to be worn as the outer garment is during specified school sport training sessions. 

    College Sports Bag 

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    The Uniform Shop also has supplies of the College sports bag which should be used to bring sport and PE gear to and from school. Students should not be using local football, basketball or soccer clubs bags for this purpose. The sports bag can also be used for camps and excursions however it must not be used as an alternative to the College School Bag which is a compulsory uniform item. 

    Both items can be viewed and purchased online at stvirgils.tas.edu.au/shop-uniform-order/

    Details can be found at 16-09-15-st-virgils-online-order-flyer

    Please contact Manager Caitlin Butterworth on 03 6249 3610 or Email:  st.virgils@midford.com.au for all uniform matters.

    Ms Caitlin Butterworth, Manage

     


    Date: 8-Nov-16  10:27  Edition: 2016 V.05 Ed.28 2016 V.05 Ed.29 2016 V.05 Ed.34 Section: Community News Junior School Senior School

    Principal

     

    A Visit from the TCEO, Work Experience, Sporting and Artistic Success, 2017 Term Dates ....  

    Visit from Director Catholic Education

    Mr John Mula visited the College yesterday and had a tour of our facilities. He was very impressed with the new structure of the classrooms and is looking forward to visiting again to see the rooms in action. He was complimentary of the cover in the roof and was also excited about the new plans for the re-development of Dwyer Wing at the end of 2016 and their impact upon our learning and teaching programmes. 

     

    Work Experience

    As the last group of our Grade 10 students approach the end of their work experience I take this opportunity to thank all the employers for so willingly agreeing to having the boys at their work place. We look forward to further support from our employers and a reminder that a thank you breakfast will be held on both sites early next term where we can formally express our appreciation for their insightful support of our boys. 

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    Junior School Fair

    A sincere thank you to all our amazing parents, friends and students who made Sunday's Fair such a great community day. All in attendance greatly enjoyed the range of amazing food, games, rides and of course the excitement of the Chocolate Wheel! Special mention must go to P&F President Simone Ashby and her hard working team and to Mr Pinelli and Mrs Moate for leading the efforts of the staff and students in raising valuable funds that in line with our P&F mission will go to projects that support all students at the Junior School. 

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    His Grace, Archbishop Julian Porteous is a study of concentration as he tries to 'Whack a Rat' and win a prize! 

    Clarence Eisteddfod

    Our musicians and drama performers have achieved some amazing results in the 2016 Clarence Eisteddfod. Music and drama are a rich part of our culture at St Virgil's and I look forward to recognising the success of these groups at the 2016 Gala Concert. Our boys compete against other schools from Hobart and have certainly held their own in all company. The results are testament to the exceptional work of Mrs Jodie Williams and Mrs Jennifer White and the teachers who support them and our boys. 

    A summary of results is outlined below: 

    Music

    • 1stPlace in the Secondary School Choir section
    • 1stPlace in the Ensemble or Band – Primary School section Grade 6 Band
    • 1stPlace in the Small Ensemble – Secondary School section St Virgil’s College Jazz Ensemble (Christopher McGuinness-Terry, Lucas Hlis, Jarrod Hunter, Benjamin Spinks, Kalen Robey and Jaidyn Gluskie)
    • 2nd Place in the Secondary Concert Band section
    • 2nd Place in the Percussion Ensemble – Secondary School section
    • Certificate of Merit for the Choir Grade 6 and under section Junior School Choir
    • Certificate of Merit for the Ensemble or Band – Primary School section Grade 5 Band

    Drama 

    • Humorous Poem – 1st Place – Hugh Gable
    • Humorous Poem – 2nd Place – Kerem Turhal
    • Humorous Poem – Certificate of Merit – Kon Gubriel Kon
    • Impromptu Reading – Equal 2nd Place – Jaidyn Gluskie
    • Impromptu Reading – Equal 2nd Place – Christopher McGuinness-Terry
    • Impromptu Reading – Certificate of Merit – Hugh Gable
    • Prepared Reading – First Place: Hugh Gable
    • Prepared Reading – Second Place: Christopher McGuinness-Terry
    • Prepared Reading – Certificate of Merit: Jacob King
    • Duologue in Costume – First Place: Kerem Turhal and Hugh Gable
    • Duologue in Costume – Certificate of Merit: Kon Gubriel Kon and Jaidyn Gluskie
    • Duologue in Costume – Certificate of Merit: Alexander Tsakirakis and Christopher McGuinness-Terry
    • Improvisation Group – First Place: Hugh Gable, Alexander Tsakirakis, Kerem Turhal, Kon Gubriel Kon and Christopher McGuinness-Terry.

     The Clarence Eisteddfod hold a Prize Winners’ Concert to publicly showcase outstanding performances from the various groups. This is to be held at the Clarence Uniting Church, on the corner of Cambridge and York Street, Bellerive, on Sunday September 18 at 2pm. Please come along. The following students have been invited to perform:

    Christopher McGuinness-Terry -  Senior Championship poem entry

    Hugh Gable - Humorous poem 

    Kerem Turhal and Hugh Gable -  Duologue in Costume 

     

    Tassie Hawks Cup 

    It was pleasing to learn that the 1st XVIII had won the Tassie Hawks Cup in Launceston after a tense struggle against Kings Meadows which saw the Saints win by 7 points. Well done to the team and coaches Mr Beck and Mr Di Ienno. A full match report is available in the Sports Section of The Star. 

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    End of Term

    A reminder that Day 1 Term 4 is a student free day. This is a Professional Development day for all staff.

     

    Term Dates – 2017

     

    Term One       Begins             Thursday February 9 (Grade 3-7)

                                                       Friday February 10 (Grade 8-10)

     

                            Concludes        Thursday April 13

     

    Term Two       Begins             Monday May 1

                            Concludes      Friday July 7

     

    Term Three     Begins             Monday July 24

                            Concludes      Friday September 29

     

    Term Four       Begins             Monday October 16

                            Concludes      Thursday December 21                    

     

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    Date: 14-Sep-16  11:34  Edition: 2016 V.05 Ed.28 Section: From the Principal Junior School Senior School

    Head of Junior School

    Mr Andrew Pinelli 

    Justice and Solidarity

    We are committed to justice and peace for all, grounded in a spirituality of action and reflection that calls us to stand in solidarity with those who are marginalised and the Earth itself.

                                        EREA Touchstone

     

    Our political landscape both locally and internationally is certainly being challenged from the outside just as much as from the inside. The results of these challenges will ultimately have some degree of impact on us all now and into the future. As a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition we strive to equip our boys for many of these possibilities for their future lives. Being a Catholic school we are actively part of the world wide church which includes all Christians. Our work at St Virgil’s is work of and for the Church which has been described by Pope Francis as a church ‘of and for the poor’:

    • A generous and inclusive Church that shows deep love for the poor and marginalised;
    • A Church that strives to usher in the Reign of God: the promise of fullness of life and true freedom for all in our troubled world;
    • A Church that proclaims inclusion to be at the heart of the Gospel and exclusion in its many forms its greatest betrayal;
    • A Church that knows a school’s capacity to make a difference is not simply dependent on its physical resources but on humble resolve within the community to build the Reign of God and embrace solidarity with the excluded ones.

    The Church we serve promotes inclusion, service and compassionate engagement with the world as indispensable to the way Christians worship a loving and expansive God.

     

    Term 4

    Parents and guardians are reminded that Monday October 10 is a pupil free day so there is no school for our boys. Term 4 will commence for all boys on Tuesday October 11.

     

    Grade 3 Camp

    At the time of penning this piece for The Star, the weather does not look like it is going to be too kind for the first day of Grade 3s Camp which commences Thursday. We hope and pray that the weather will clear so that our boys can enjoy all of the activities that Mr Scanlon and Mrs Ogle have planned for them. Keep an eye out on Twitter and the Social Media wall for some updates over the next couple of days.

     

    Grade 4 Excursion 

    Both Grade 4 classes were recently able to venture into the great outdoors to visit TMAG and the Hobart City Town Hall. This visit perfectly coincided with units of study in History and Civics and Citizenship. It was fantastic to meet Alderman Anna Reynolds on the day and to have the opportunity to be shown around by such an experienced member of council. Both Grade 4 classes were shown the time capsule, for which we will be making our predictions of Hobart in 50 years time, as a part of the 150th year celebrations. Grade 4 were given a great insight to the history of the Town Hall; the magnificent architecture and also a glimpse into the running of the council chambers, which was a highlight for all in attendance.

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    It was then off to TMAG where we were able to gain further insight to our colonial past during a self-guided tour of the Bonds Store and other parts of the museum. We looked at colonial history through an Aboriginal perspective and enjoyed seeing all the colonial art and decorative pieces that were on offer. Delving deeper inside the gallery, the boys found great interest in all the old coins and medals that were on display; wrapping up our journey with a look at the Tombstone Wall in St David’s park on our way back to school.

    It was great to get out of the confines of the classroom and see the vast historical sites that Hobart City has to offer. It was also very pleasing to receive correspondence from staff at TMAG expressing their delight in how both classes engaged in the artefacts being explored and behaviour displayed whilst in public.

    A huge thank you to all the parents who gave up their time to assist both classes on the day. Your efforts were greatly appreciated!

    Mr Greenhill & Mr Birthisel

     

    Art Exhibition

    We have been overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedback we have received in regards to the art work that our boys have produced during this year and on display in the Hall. Special congratulations to our boys and especially Ms Stary for putting this all together.

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    Junior School P & F Association

    Junior School Fair

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    We were certainly very lucky, and blessed, to have such fantastic weather for our Junior School Fair last Sunday. We started the day with a fantastic group of parent helpers who worked tremendously well to get our Fair site so well set up.

     

    Special thanks to all of our helpers and stall organisers for their efforts leading up to and on Fair Day. Your generosity of support and time was greatly appreciated.

     

    Once again this year we were also very lucky to have generous support from our suppliers and surrounding business houses. Thank you also to those parents who enquired with business houses that they have a relationship with and were able to secure a wide variety of prizes for the chocolate wheel and silent auction. We had so many wonderful prizes available for people to bid on or to win.

     

    Thank you to the staff and our boys for the fantastic stalls that they set up and ran on the day. The boys had loads of fun enticing visitors to the Fair to participate in their activities and win a range of prizes.

     

    We were also fortunate to have 7HO FM present on the day doing an outdoor broadcast but also moving through the gathered crowd with stickers and balloons. We are also appreciative of the advertising that 7HO FM gave us leading up to our Fair.

     

    Congratulations to our dedicated group of organisers from the P & F led by President Simone Ashby. Many hours of time and effort were put in leading up to the Fair which produced such a fantastic event on Sunday. We had a fantastic day thanks to the support of so many people to whom we are extremely grateful. Whilst not all of the financials have been finalised as yet, indications so far are that we look as though the P & F will raise over $10, 000 which we are planning to use for upgrading classroom furniture for our boys.

     

    School Fee Chocolate Wheel Spin

    Congratulations to Neika and Dean Medwin (Tyler Grade 3) who were the luck winners of $500 off next year’s St Virgil’s College school fees. Thank you to all those families who tried their luck once again in the big spin.

     

    Wonderful Wheelbarrows

    This year we had a new set of prizes which were created from four wheelbarrows donated by K & D. Thanks to the generous donations that we were able to obtain, each wheelbarrow was filled with different goodies that were generously donated by families and businesses. Congratulations to:

     

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    Connor Schofield

    Fancy Pantry wheelbarrow

    Peter Grave

    Beer & Wine wheelbarrow

    Chris Lukianenko

    Garden Shed wheelbarrow

    Oliver Rhodes

     

    If you are on Facebook, please join, share and like the SVC Junior School P & F page which is https://www.facebook.com/SVC-Junior-School-Parents-and-Friends-221032664914599

    There are continual updates being posted on the Facebook page so please like these and share them with friends and family.

     

    Cathedral Parking

    All families are asked not to park in the St Mary’s Cathedral car park to drop off or pick up their sons. There have been reports of near misses between cars and pedestrians as well as damage being caused to some of the garden beds. Drop off and pick up can be difficult with the amount of traffic that uses the surrounding streets, but the health and safety of our boys must be considered paramount. Thank you for your assistance and understanding in this matter.

     

    Junior School Notices

    We fully understand that sometimes your son may not bring home information in a timely fashion. Could I please encourage all parents to check out the “In the School Bag” link on the College website as it will contain any current, relevant notes that you may need.

     

    Calendar Update

    Parents and guardians are reminded to subscribe to the College’s online calendar. The great advantage of this is that if there are necessary changes to dates these changes can be made immediately. Please check the calendar at: http://www.stvirgils.tas.edu.au/calendar/

     

    Significant, upcoming events are summarised below

     

     

    September

     

    Week 9 A

     

    Assembly led by 6 R @ 9am

    September 16

    Grade 3 Camp

    September 15 & 16

    STCPSSA Football round 9

    September 16

     

     

    Week 10 B

     

    Grade 4 Camp

    September 21 – 23

    Assembly led by Gr 5 @ 9am

    September 23

    Last day of Term 3

    September 23

     

     

    Term 4

     

    October

     

    Week 11 A

     

    Pupil free day

    October 10

    First Day of Term 4

    October 11

     


    Date: 14-Sep-16  11:28  Edition: 2016 V.05 Ed.28 Section: Junior School

    Director of Music

    Mrs Jodie Williams - A Week of Success at the Clarence Eisteddfod 

    Over the past week I have been incredibly proud of our music and drama students and staff who have performed exceptionally well at the 2016 Clarence Eisteddfod. Whilst specific winners are highlighted below, all students who have competed have been great ambassadors for the College and our rich tradition of music and drama. 

    A summary of results is outlined below: 

    Music

    • 1stPlace in the Secondary School Choir section
    • 1stPlace in the Ensemble or Band – Primary School section Grade 6 Band
    • 1stPlace in the Small Ensemble – Secondary School section St Virgil’s College Jazz Ensemble (Christopher McGuinness-Terry, Lucas Hlis, Jarrod Hunter, Benjamin Spinks, Kalen Robey and Jaidyn Gluskie)
    • 2nd Place in the Secondary Concert Band section
    • 2nd Place in the Percussion Ensemble – Secondary School section
    • Certificate of Merit for the Choir Grade 6 and under section Junior School Choir
    • Certificate of Merit for the Ensemble or Band – Primary School section Grade 5 Band

    Drama 

    • Humorous Poem – 1st Place – Hugh Gable
    • Humorous Poem – 2nd Place – Kerem Turhal
    • Humorous Poem – Certificate of Merit – Kon Gubriel Kon
    • Impromptu Reading – Equal 2nd Place – Jaidyn Gluskie
    • Impromptu Reading – Equal 2nd Place – Christopher McGuinness-Terry
    • Impromptu Reading – Certificate of Merit – Hugh Gable
    • Prepared Reading – First Place: Hugh Gable
    • Prepared Reading – Second Place: Christopher McGuinness-Terry
    • Prepared Reading – Certificate of Merit: Jacob King
    • Duologue in Costume – First Place: Kerem Turhal and Hugh Gable
    • Duologue in Costume – Certificate of Merit: Kon Gubriel Kon and Jaidyn Gluskie
    • Duologue in Costume – Certificate of Merit: Alexander Tsakirakis and Christopher McGuinness-Terry
    • Improvisation Group – First Place: Hugh Gable, Alexander Tsakirakis, Kerem Turhal, Kon Gubriel Kon and Christopher McGuinness-Terry.

     The Clarence Eisteddfod hold a Prize Winners’ Concert to publicly showcase outstanding performances from the various groups. This is to be held at the Clarence Uniting Church, on the corner of Cambridge and York Street, Bellerive, on Sunday September 18 at 2pm. Please come along. The following students have been invited to perform:

    Christopher McGuinness-Terry -  Senior Championship poem entry

    Hugh Gable - Humorous poem 

    Kerem Turhal and Hugh Gable -  Duologue in Costume 

     


    Date: 14-Sep-16  10:53  Edition: 2016 V.05 Ed.28 Section: Junior School Senior School

    Junior School Sport

    Mrs Jo Messer 

    Basketball

    On Wednesday of this week eleven Grade 5&6 boys for the Primary School Basketball Team were shortlisted.  The eventual Championship team will be made up of eight players.  This group of eight will be chosen after more training sessions.  Boys on the short list are: Harry Williams, Jack Williams, Caleb Devine, Liam Morton, Owen Bester, James Wilson, Kye Direen, Connor Millward, Charlie Banks, York Paul and Kobi Gray.  Congratulations to these boys.

     

    The Grade 4 boys for the Grade 3&4 team will be selected tomorrow at lunchtime and the Grade 3s on Tuesday (as they are on camp today and tomorrow).

     

    Triathlon

    The Primary School Triathlon is on December 1, however entries need to be in by the end of this term to me: Friday September 24.  Notification about this went out on Parent Paperwork last week and another reminder this week.  PLEASE NOTE THAT NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

     

    STCPSSA Football: Denison vs Franklin

    Hamish Menzie, James Wilson, Harry Williams, Harry Cornelius and Baden Wallis were the chosen SVC representatives in the annual STCPSSA Denison vs Franklin Football game held at Dominic College yesterday afternoon.  In what proved to be a hotly contested and skilful game of football, Denison were the eventual winners with our very own James Wilson kicking the winning goal.

    Here are observations from, and I quote, Miss Lack: ‘Hamish Menzie was everywhere’, and ‘Harry Williams was in fine form exhibiting his silky moves’, reminiscent perhaps of his uncle Paul Williams, a legend of the Sydney Swans football team.

    Harry Williams said that the key was, ‘everybody played well as a team’, Hamish was impressed with ‘the hard ball gets’, Baden Wallis thought ,’speed was a factor and James Wilson said that all in all is was ‘great fun’.

    There was a great crowd supporting the game with a ‘fantastic staff turn-out to support our boys’.  Mrs Chambers said it was a ‘good precursor and omen for Geelong’s next outing.

    Without any bias, it was agreed the SVC boys stood out during the game, in their overall tenacity, skill and team play.  Congratulations to all boys who participated in the game. Thanks also to Coach  Mr Matt Kean and Assistant Coaches, Mr Peter Rasmussen and Mr Brad Hastie.

     

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    L:R: James Wilson, Baden Wallis, Harry Cornelius, Hamish Menzie, Harry Williams

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    SVC vs Hutchins: Football and Soccer: September 23

    Each year Mr Berry, (Hutchins Sport Coordinator) and myself organise an annual football match with our Grade 6 Football team.  This year we will be playing a soccer game as well.  These games will take place next Friday.  At this point in time both of these games will be taking place at the SVC Senior Campus, commencing at 1pm.  Football will be played on the main oval and soccer on the JPC.  (The venue for soccer may need to change but parents will be notified).  Letters, with more details, will be going home with the boys involved in these games today.

     


    Date: 14-Sep-16  10:50  Edition: 2016 V.05 Ed.28 Section: Junior School Sport

    Parents and Friends Association

    Katrina Arkley, President. 

    Senior School Fair - Monday November 14 

    A very big thank you to all parents who offered their assistance manning or coordinating stalls, and/or donating goods and prizes for the 2016 FAIR – the response has been fantastic!

     

    All those parents who so kindly offered their help or made donations will be contacted by Julie Doran or their Stall Coordinator, over the next few weeks.

     

    All donated goods and prizes can be left at the School Office up until Friday November 11- clearly marked or labelled “Fair 2016 Donation”.

     

    SENIOR SCHOOL MAJOR RAFFLE

    All families will receive raffle books during the last week of this term so please keep asking your sons if they have them in their bag so that you can start selling them !

     

    This year's major raffle prize is a 6x4 Trailer and Groceries !!

     

    This is a fantastic prize which I am sure all families could put to good use.

     

    If you would like more raffle books to sell – please contact the Senior School Office.

     

    SPECIAL DAYS AND DATES TO REMEMBER

     

    There will be three Free Dress Fair donation days coming up for all Senior School students;

     

    1st FREE DRESS “SPORTS COLOURS” DAY for a book donation

    Friday October 21

    2nd FREE DRESS DAY for Grocery Items Donations

    Wednesday October 26

     

    3rd FREE DRESS DAY for Grocery Items and Lucky Boxes Contents Donations (e.g. sealed bags of lollies or chocolates, hair accessories, toy cars, etc for girls and boys)  

    Tuesday November 2

     

    If there are any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact either

    Katrina Arkley on 0407 691 077 or Julie Doran on 0417 584 180

     

    Katrina Arkley

    President P & F Committee


    Date: 14-Sep-16  10:35  Edition: 2016 V.05 Ed.28 Section: Community News Junior School Senior School

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