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