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Dear Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers,

DARE TO LEAD Christian Brothers College is a member of the national Dare to Lead coalition of schools.

Dare to Lead is a Commonwealth funded national project with a focus on improving educational outcomes for Indigenous students. Dare to Lead began in 2000 when representatives of the four peak principals’ associations met at a national forum and agreed that Indigenous Education would be their highest priority. http://www.daretolead.edu.au/ In August Dare to Lead conducted a full audit on the College to ascertain the depth of our commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues as evidenced in our policies, practices and procedures. The audit involved interviews and on line surveys with staff, students and parents. As a result of the audit CBC was commended in the following areas: • There is no evidence of endemic racism in the College • There are elements of cultural acknowledgement evident in the life of the College • There appear to be classroom teachers who actively consider Indigenous Issues and Indigenous students’ needs in their planning

• The College is commended for tapping into advice and resources external to the College • The keenness of staff to embrace the anticipated change in enrolment profile, and to engage in any relevant training and development is seen as a strength. This audit affirms our long history of deep commitment to Indigenous Issues. It also challenges us to seek new ways to commit ourselves to a deeper and more authentic response to reconciliation and justice at CBC.

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IMPORTANT CBC JUNIOR CAMPUS NEWS I am pleased to announce that the Junior Campus redevelopment project will be completed next week! What began with the November 2009 demolition of the Junior Campus (built in 1963) will be brought to fruition shortly with an amazing world class state-of-the-art facility. Staff will move into the new campus during the October holidays and all Reception to Year 6 students will begin Term 4 classes on Monday 17 October at the new Campus. All CBC community members will have the opportunity to tour the campus on Wednesday 19 October 3.30-6.30 when we will hold our community opening. There will be an opportunity at the Community Opening to thank all who have been involved in this amazing project as well as an opportunity to bless the crucifixes to be placed on the prayer tables in each of the rooms.

NEW JUNIOR CAMPUS COMMUNITY OPENING Wednesday 19th October 2011

Have courage no matter what your crosses are. Blessed Mary MacKillop, 1890

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About Feelings. Feelings are neither good nor bad - they simple are. Problems arise when we confuse our feelings with our behaviour. Our actions can certainly be judged right or wrong, good or bad but feelings are simply an individual’s automatic response to what is going on around. We can control what we do with our feelings and emotions. We can choose to make our subsequent behaviour appropriate or inappropriate. We can be held responsible for our actions but not our feelings. Br Michael Flaherty Counsellor

The 2011 Philippines Pilgrimage group. From left to right: Mr Gary Jalleh, Keno Fernandez, Paul Morton, Joshua Grant, Alex Gaggini, Jake Manton, Jack Jercic, Andre Bemmer and Mr Rory Harris

An official opening on 1 December will provide an opportunity for invited guests to thank the Australian Government for their $2 million contribution to the project as part of the BER (Building the Education Revolution) component of the project.

CBC BOARD MEETING The College Board met on Monday Night:

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The Uniform Shop is operating from 227 Flinders Street, Adelaide. For more information, please call 8400 4249. Normal trading hours: Monday...........................8:30am to 5pm* Wednesday.........................12pm to 5pm* Friday..................................12pm to 5pm* (*During school terms - extra trading hours are advertised for school holiday trading) Mrs Claire Summerton Uniform Shop Manager

UNIFORM SHOP HOLIDAY TRADING HOURS Mon Oct 3 Closed - Labour Day Tues Oct 4 – Fri Oct 7 Closed Mon Oct 10 8.30am to 5pm Tues Oct 11 Closed Wed Oct 12 – Fri Oct 14 10am to 5pm

TERM 3 SCHOOL FEE REMINDER CBC has a policy of forwarding family accounts to Mercantile Credit Management (our debt collectors) when school fees are in arrears and/ or a mutually acceptable payment arrangement is not in place with the College. You are always welcome to discuss your financial situation with the Business & Finance Manager Mr Frank Scali. If you have any queries please contact The Finance Office on 8400 4207.

• Mr John Santini presented an information briefing on the College Intranet System which parents now have access to. • Mr Kon Michael, College architect, gave a report on two significant projects - the New Junior Campus Redevelopment Project and the proposed Trade Training Centre. • Other items for discussion included: 2012 College fees and financial planning, Principal’s Report on College events and a property report. A highlight of the evening was the fully catered meal prepared for members of the Board by Year 12 food and hospitality students Amir Alizahed, Leigh Nilson, Andrew Skondras, Anh Tran and Nathanuel Williams. I wish to congratulate these boys and their teacher Mrs Lee who have worked hard all year in preparing boys for Board dinners.

A CALL TO PRAYER This week I received a letter from the Catholic Education Office informing our community of recent media events and in response calling us to prayer. The letter reads:

You will no doubt be aware of the recent allegations made by Archbishop Hepworth and the announcement made by Senator Xenophon in the Senate. Archbishop Wilson has made a statement regarding these matters and it is available at the following link: http://www.adelaide.catholic.org.au/sites/ Archbishop/media/files/3378.pdf As you will see when you read the statement, Archbishop Wilson strongly defends the process that has been followed to deal with this very complex case. His longstanding commitment to dealing with allegations of abuse with the utmost seriousness and with proper process is a matter of public record. Archbishop Wilson and Monsignor Cappo have been working closely with Archbishop Hepworth over the past four years to respond sensitively and appropriately to his complaints. • The allegations have been categorically denied by the named priest

• The allegations do not involve children • A process is currently underway; and it must run its course with its integrity maintained In the meantime you may wish to keep all of those involved in your prayers at this difficult time.

THANKYOU I am always so proud of the generosity of our CBC community. There are so many families who generously and sometimes very quietly make enormous contributions to the life of the College. There are many groups such as the Christian Brothers, Friends of Music, Water Sports Auxiliary, Old Collegians Association and Parents and Friends who tirelessly work in so many ways to support the students and activities of the College. There are also families and individuals too numerous to name who contribute so generously with gifts of time, flowers, catering or assistance in classrooms. At a recent meeting of the Parents and Friends I was reminded of the enormous contribution our community makes to CBC. In 2011 the P&F now numbering 11 members were involved in the following activities: • Drinks under the vines for new parents, great night for all to get a feel of our school. • May Mother’s Day Raffle. Money raised was given to Breast Cancer Research. • May Biennial International night a great night of different countries culture, food and entertainment. Fun had by all that attended, especially the Brothers. • August Catholic Schools Cross-Country catering. • August School Birthday Fete. P&F cooked and sold hot chips. Money raised went to CBC pilgrimages. • September Father’s Day Fun night for Junior School. Fathers and Special Persons had a great night of fun and activities. We are donating $300.00 to Beyond Blue from the night in recognition to R U OK Day. • September we will be helping Junior School with Tea and Coffee for community opening. • October we are preparing for our Year 12 breakfast followed by Mass before Year 12s go home to prepare for exams. • December Big Day Out Party for Junior School end of year BBQ Day. P&F will be cooking sausages for lunch for our boys. Thank you to all who make our College such an amazing community.


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CATHOLIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE This week Mr Clarke, Mrs Denton and I are attending a National Catholic Education Convention. Guest speakers will include: Dr Paul Sharkey, Director of Catholic Education, Archbishop Philip Wilson, Professor Anne Hunt, Dean of the Faculty of Theology ACU, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli President Pontifical Council, and Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ. CBC students William Buckley and Emile Bitar have accepted an invitation to participate in the ‘Voices of Youth’ session to be presented on Thursday 22 September at the conference. Marcus Baricelli, Sam Warren, Nick Lanchester, Jordan Lennon and James Russo will also perform in front of 800 Catholic educators and leaders from across the country. We wish all boys every success.

YEAR 7 FOOTBALL KNOCK-OUT GRAND FINAL The following CBC students will be involved in a football knock-out grand final competition against Reynella East on 29 September 2011 at 12:45pm at Richmond Oval (please note an incorrect date was published for this event in the last edition of Insight.) Royce Goodwin, Jordan Howard, Andrew McPherson, Ben Adams, Michael Gabrielli, Ben D,Antonio, Callum Moore, Oliver Way, Harrison Way, Taylor Sarunic, Aaron Stone, Steven Tsoukatos, Cooper O’Donnell, Patrick Alvaro, James Ridgewell, Zac Camerlingo, Tom Vanehouse, Max Douglas, Hadyn Nihill, Wil Strange

CONCLUSION Christian Brothers College acknowledges that the land upon which we learn, create and grow is the traditional land of the Kaurna people. We respect the Kaurna people’s deep spiritual relationship and connection with their country. We honour the Kaurna people both past and present and acknowledge that their cultural and heritage beliefs are important and significant to the Kaurna people today. We also acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors to Kaurna country in recognising you as the original custodians. We also acknowledge and respect the cultural diversity of the students, families and staff represented in the Christian Brothers College community, in the past, present and future.

ARE BOYS RISKTAKERS? Last weekend my eldest son rang me from his holidays in Cairns to inform me that he and his mate had decided they would jump out of a plane over Cairns and parachute in the local paddock. My initial reaction to him was “Are you crazy and couldn’t you ring me after the event rather than before so I wouldn’t panic”. His response to me was very relaxed as he explained to me that it is important we take on challenges in our life and be risktakers. We all know that boys are risk-takers; they are the gender that will jump out of trees, dare others to follow them, drive too fast and party too hard. Given the impulsive nature of boys it is important that we understand that they need to be guided through their formative years to ensure that any risks they take do not endanger them or others. Andrew Fuller, a child psychologist from the University of Melbourne, says: “Today’s ‘Play Station’ generation of teen boys get to save the world every day on the computer. In the real world, they can be forbidden from going down the road alone. It’s a conundrum parents need to be aware of because without the chance to take part in real adventures, things can become a bit dull – teen boys’ desire to explore life can get out of hand if they’re not given some space to do it safely.” He further states: “We have a world that sanitises away risk, so that means risk becomes even more alluring.” This can lead to binge-drinking, smoking, drug taking, aggressive driving and bullying behaviour. Andrew Fuller suggests that as parents we need to think about how we can help our sons take risks in ways that allow them to safely have a go at things, particularly when they’re young teenagers. He suggests that parents can support their sons by understanding: • The best way for teen boys to take safe risks is for you to do it with them. • One of the biggest ways to take risks is to meet new people.

We support the principles of a reconciled Australia for all its people, in the interests of our children -- tomorrow’s leaders.

• Boys vulnerable to dangerous risk-taking behaviour generally show signs early in their life.

Let us pray for a deep and respectful reconciliation.

• Some risk-taking is natural during the teenage years. • A parenting approach which is loving but firm and supports boys to be safe risktakers.

Mr Noel Mifsud Principal

Risk-taking is natural part of being a boy. Boys are more prone to risk-taking after puberty because the brain chemical dopamine, which is responsible for motivation and pleasure, declines in potency for a while. Teen boys become more lethargic and grumpy, and they start taking more risks because they’re actually looking for a lift in dopamine. Studies conducted by Professor Susan Towns, of the Department of Adolescent Medicine at The

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Children’s Hospital at Westmead, also found that during adolescence the area of the brain responsible for executive functions is going through immense change, which can play havoc with decision making and organisational skills. She states that risk-taking behaviour just doesn’t happen but can be influenced by a combination of factors including: • ADHD and other developmental issues • inadequate parenting support • personality traits or developing mental health problems such as depression or anxiety • school related issues such as being bullied or peer pressure. Research shows that the best parenting approach to support boys through this time is one that is loving, but firm – high warmth, high structure, high supervision and guidance done in a supportive way. It is important boundaries are clear as they will push the boundaries and it’s the parents’ job to say what’s appropriate and what’s not. Approaches that can encourage rebellious behaviour in boys include laissez-faire parenting where there is a lot of love and nurturing but not enough boundaries or structure, and ‘authoritarian’ parenting, which is low on warmth and nurturing but high on strictness and discipline. Boys are risk-takers by their very nature; we must remember not to stifle their dreams yet ensuring that they are safe and supported. You can support your son by: • Asking them to tell you what time they will be home. • Have an agreement that trust develops if they keep to the rules. • Have house rules and household chores. • Know how much money your son has. • Talk to the school as needed. • Know who their friends are. • Be introduced to their friends. • Talk to other parents about their son’s boundaries and ideas they have on parenting. By working collectively together we can ensure that your son takes risks that allow him to remain safe.

Mr Shaun Clarke Deputy Principal


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It has been another busy and productive term in the Senior School Library with Book Week, the Premier’s Reading Challenge and ongoing research for the SACE Research Project. Many students successfully completed the Challenge this year so a big congratulations to all those students who will be rewarded for their efforts in November. As we are nearing the end of term it is an excellent time for students to come to the library and borrow library books to ensure they have something to read for the holidays. We have some fabulous new books on display, available for borrowing right now.

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MUSIC NEWS

Just a reminder for students with current library loans - please return them to the library as soon as possible so they are available for others to borrow. As an alternative to print books, students with access to a computer, Smart Phone, iPod Touch or a dedicated e-book reader, such as the Kindle, have the ability to download and read e-books (electronic books) on that device. Many websites provide access to e-books for purchase, such as Amazon, Borders, or iTunes, but free out-of-copyright books can also be downloaded from Project Gutenberg or Amazon. A website that I recently discovered called ‘InkMesh’ will help locate the best price for an e-book by searching the Inkmesh database instead of several websites. So if you would like to try Inkmesh go to http://www.inkmesh.com/

Mrs Sandra Mason Head Librarian

This week the music secretary, Mrs Vivien London, sent letters home to parents regarding the payment of fees for the final term. The fourth term is a short term at CBC and therefore parents will be invoiced for seven weeks only. Week 8 will be for makeup lessons. Payment of $189 in full is respectfully requested by the beginning of week one (Wednesday 19 October). Cash, EFTPOS or Credit Card payment to the Finance Department will result in your child being timetabled for lessons for this final term. Please also return the permission slip to the music department. Currently there are waiting lists for drums, guitar, piano, clarinet and sax so it is important that families who are already enrolled are timely with payments. Please contact Mrs Vivien London, the music secretary, if you have any questions regarding the program. Mrs Louise Guthleben Arts Coordinator

“ Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx CBC’s iCYU on the Rise after Higher Ground Gig iCYU, a four-piece indie rock band, has enjoyed great success and industry attention this year. The band, made up of Marcus Barricelli (Year 10), Jordan Lennon (Year 10), James Russo (Year 10) and Damien Richter (Year 12), have only been together for one year but they have already been selected by 5/4 Entertainment to take part in the Oxford Comma Series at Higher Ground located at Light Square, along with the likes of Brazen Kids of York and The Radicalities. iCYU took the Oxford Comma stage last Friday 16 September, supporting local success the Shiny Brights, fresh from their United States tour. iCYU’s melodic hooks and strong lyrics made them a success with the bands and audience alike and the boys jumped at the opportunity to debut new songs and showcase their music. If you missed the gig, make sure to head down to The Duke of York on 27 November, as iCYU takes part in ScorcherFest (all ages) along with other local talent. The boys have already recorded some very professional tracks and you can check out their songs at the sites below, or see Jordan Lennon to purchase a CD.

Music News Congratulations to Siddarth Rajagopal, Year 6 Purple who gained an Honours in his ANZCA Grade 2 Classical Pianoforte Exam. Well done, Siddarth, on this wonderful achievement! Ms Emma Woehle Music Teacher

On behalf of the band, Damien Richter would like to thank all the CBC instrumental teachers who have supported the boys in their music so far. You can support iCYU by voting for them on Triple J Unearthed High or adding them on Facebook. www.icyu.co.nr/ www.triplejunearthed/icyu.com Felicity Davies Student Teacher

iCYU performing at the Intercol


Caritas matters. It helps out in global disasters and benefits the future of our world. For us in developed countries it gives us an opportunity to connect with different global communities and help out the thirdworld countries. Firstly I believe Caritas is a wonderful organization, which helps out in every global issue possible. It is supported by our donations and obliges us to help out in any way, shape or form. This organization has saved hundreds and thousands of lives and overall saves a lot of grief and prevents future grief. Caritas works through local partners to help out countries that have been affected by natural disasters, famine and war. They work with the poorest of poor people and firstly provide them with aid that includes food, clothing, housing, money and medical attention. Caritas does a lot for communities in need and are a great help, for example the Burma Humanitarian appeal or the Sudan emergency appeal. Caritas builds a better vibe of community togetherness and a feeling of belonging and worth. Caritas creates a feeling of self and individual help. They are creating a stronger future and are trying to get more help by making the person that’s donating feel as if they are helping out. They encourage self-reliance, which is a great way to put what they do into words. They also help out communities then teach them to not rely on Caritas but themselves. You can give a man a fish and feed him for a day or teach him to fish and feed him for life. Caritas builds up a person’s self-confidence and self-reliance by building enterprises for them. For example, Caritas will give them enough money to start growing a patch of vegetables, and then they will start to make more money and build bigger patches of vegetables. When they have enough money they will pay Caritas back and the cycle of self-reliance goes on. Caritas also builds up self reliance through sustainable community development as advertised on their website. They provide education, health care, food, fresh water and every day things that can help improve lives but also teach them to rely on themselves so they will now have a brighter and more confident future. The obligation to donate to Caritas is something most people take for granted. Caritas promotes the obligation to donate through subtle ways. They encourage this by placing advertisements or pictures of people in help or need on their website. The major reasons why people donate are to engage with different global communities and to help the less fortunate. Mrs. Parr from Caritas said the principles of the organization are that everyone deserves the dignity of being treated like a human being and that we all have a role in looking after each other. In conclusion, it is an organization that helps countries and people in need. It is a group that pushes the boundaries by building up self reliance and working towards a world that looks out for each other. Henry Coard

Why does Caritas matter? Expositions by Year 9s

Caritas matters for a wide variety of reasons; they change many people who are going through rough times for the better and help communities out of poverty and rebuild lives that have been destroyed from natural disasters. Caritas is a community that supports long-term development programs in impoverished countries around the world which helps oppressed people to rediscover their dignity by taking greater control over their lives. Caritas is committed to build a just world by empowering local organisations and enabling the world’s most vulnerable communities to be the architects of their own future. Caritas helps turns around the lives of people around by helping them fight poverty by giving them aid; they help them by supplying them with water, food, shelter, and education. Caritas immediately responds whenever a disaster occurs in any country and act as quickly as they possibly can to give aid to those who are in need have help. In long term development programs, Caritas help people to help themselves and encourage social change, sustainable agriculture in Nepal, fish farming lend money to buy equipment, water management, program funds materials, water and sanitation (give money to help them), help and hygiene, community health., education programs, HIV/AIDS education. Ms Parr our guest speaker from Caritas asked us the question, “What does it mean to live in an unjust world?” For me, this means that parts of the world live in poverty and for that, I am very fortunate to live in a very just world. The people who are struggling through poverty are considered to be very unfortunate because of the disasters that have occurred and they may have not recovered from the disaster. I would usually donate a few notes to caritas because I sympathise them and the only thing I can do to help them is to donate money so it can offer them hope for the future. I’ve come to a conclusion that Caritas matters to everyone and I strongly encourage people to join with caritas as a part time job and help rid the world of poverty because it can change people’s lives for the better. Being a part of Caritas offers the less fortunate people hope and give them the opportunity to live a new life and the choice for a change for the better. It is a cruel world out there and like the Pope Benedict quoted “Our hearts cannot be at peace while we see our brothers and sisters suffering”. Kevin Le

Caritas matters for a wide variety of reasons; they change many people’s circumstances who are going through tragic times for the better and help people out of poverty and the affect of natural disasters or conflict such as in Sudan. Firstly, Caritas helps people who are recovering from disaster or poverty such as the Sudan crisis. Caritas helps to turn lives around; they donate to people with the best interests and do it not for self pleasure but to help others dramatically. They help only for the benefit of others and not for themselves. Caritas also changes the way people live their lives, when they help someone out of poverty or form a disaster the person gets a new perspective on life which can alter their lifestyle in a beneficial way. Caritas helps people in more ways than donating food, shelter and help building they also help by giving people hope and a better life in the future. Secondly, Caritas influences others to do good to people who are less fortunate than themselves. Caritas not only help people in need they help people who are fine by giving them an example of how to treat others. Caritas are great role models and they always seek for people who they can help out in any way. They show people how to treat others in a way which makes us feel selfless and caring. Caritas have a beneficial influence over us that helps us become better people who care for the future of the Earth. If they continue to help the world may become just and famine may be reduced in our currently unfair World. Finally, Caritas gives people hope. Imagine you are living in poverty or have been dramatically affected by a natural disaster, would you be hoping that someone would help you? I certainly would. Caritas offers hope for people who are struggling to live good lives. They give people the chance to not worry or over react as they know Caritas is always there to help when times are tough. Caritas gives people the help they need when they are going through bad times and are finding it hard to live their lives to the full. No one should be in bad situations without help or hope in their lives. In conclusion Caritas matters to everyone. Not only do they help people in need but they offer a good example on how to treat others in our day to day lives. Caritas is to be commended for all of their hard work and the significant changes they have made to people’s lives. Sam Sunter


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JUNIOR SCHOOL

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Dear Parents and Friends We are now on the countdown to moving to our wonderful new JC building. As I write this article there are just 7 more days on the senior site. Staff and students are busily packing away their belongings so that during the school holidays most staff will set up their new classrooms in readiness for the first day of Term 4. A community opening is scheduled for Wednesday 19 October 3.30pm – 6.30pm.

Old Collegian Fundraiser, 1920.

On Saturday night the Water Sports Auxiliary held a very successful Quiz Night in order to raise funds for rowing and canoeing. Over the years there have been many different events held by the CBC community in order to generate funds and inevitably the type of event reflected the social conventions of the time. In the very early days of the College the old collegians and fathers of students often held ‘Smoke Socials’ as fundraising social events that often included a guest speaker. These were absolutely male only affairs where the men smoked and drank Port, two activities that were not considered acceptable for women. At that time women did not venture out after dark unless they were accompanied by male relatives nor did they generally have much input to the family finances and how that money might be spent. Mothers at CBC began to take a more active part in the life of the College in the 1920s when they organised a very large Fete to raise funds to offset the debt incurred when the College purchased the property at Rostrevor. During the Second World War many women were recruited to fill essential positions in industry left vacant by men serving overseas and at the same time they were responsible for the running of their households while their husbands were away. After the war this energy and commitment was directed into community building activities and at CBC the levels of fundraising undertaken by the P&F were significant. Reflecting the interests of the time, Bridge Nights were very

popular. There was even a Kennel Club that was held in the school grounds on Saturdays. In those days alcohol was rarely served at school functions but smoking was common by both men and women and the school gym was often filled with smoke during social events. In the 1970s raffles and ladies’ lunches became popular and in 1983 there was a return to a Christmas Fair and a little later we had the first International Night to reflect our increasingly multicultural community. Regardless of the style of the event, there have always been hardworking groups of parents and old scholars working together to raise funds to improve facilities for our current students. Mrs Jacinta Weiss Director of Heritage, Community and Marketing

Guided tours by our Senior and Junior Campus leaders will take place during this time. Our Senior and Junior musicians will entertain our guests and afternoon tea will be served by our fantastic P&F committee members. Please invite any family members or friends who may wish to see our new state-ofthe-art facilities. Next Tuesday 27 September you are invited to attend a very informative evening on Education in the 21st Century, Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment. It will be held in the Walsh Lecture Theatre at 7pm. I look forward to seeing you there. As a culmination to our time at the Senior Campus site, we have launched our ‘CBC has talent’ competition. Students (either soloists or groups) are invited to audition whereby their class peers and teachers will decide who shall proceed into the final to be held on our last day of Term 3 next Friday 30 September at 11.35am. I have been told by a reliable informant that staff will also be performing, so that one should not be missed. The CBC talent final will be held in the courtyard area. We hope you can come along for some fun. Last Thursday 15 September was RU OK Day and I was thrilled when one of our teachers e-mailed me on her day off to inform me that one of our Year 5 students (Boston ChadwickHolland) saw that one of our little ones was quite distressed and showed extraordinary care and concern, by taking this little person by the hand to the front office. Boston showed the qualities we espouse in our college values. I feel very proud of Boston for the care and concern that he displayed. Last days for Coles Sports for Schools vouchers. I would like to thank Flynn Lupinacci who has been coordinating this venture for the JC. Flynn has been tallying up the points using his terrific ICT skills and much of it has been in his own time. Wishing you God’s Blessings for the week ahead.

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during the teaching of the Being Sexual strand of the Made in the Image of God Program.

This parable from Psalm 144, “The Lord is near to all who call him,” is about God’s generosity, and God’s intent that every single person in the market place should be given whatever grace they need.

Last week, during our professional learning sessions Religious Education Teachers worked collaboratively to prepare units of work that will be taught in the first weeks of Term 4.

It is not about whether we have earned it; it has much more to do with our need. And it has everything to do with God, the prodigal father, the good shepherd, the woman who searches for one little coin. This God leaves no one out in the cold. The parable shocks us into meeting this God who is gratuitous in giving. It challenges our beliefs about who is deserving of mercy and who is not. Like those who worked in the heat all day, we can be cranky and even envious because God is generous. Or we can be so relieved, knowing that God will bestow on us whatever blessing we need... and all quite unearned by us.

GOSPEL CHALLENGE – FAITH IS BELIEVING

We cannot change the world but we can make a contribution to making it a better place.

Joan Chittiser - In Search of Belief.

As the term draws closer to the end, and we are all anxiously looking forward to relocating to the new Junior Campus let us be reminded that the Lord is near to all who call him by his name. Peace of the Lord be with you always.

A reminder too, parents are welcome to attend these sessions and should you wish to be present for these classes please make contact with your classroom teachers and they will inform you when the sessions will be taught during the first couple of weeks of Term 4.

“.. The truth of life is that life is not a given. We are its co-creators. The globe is in our hands. Life is at our mercy. We must be impelled by the vision that inspired it, committed to the glory that created it, and confident in the beauty that sustains it. To say ‘I believe’ is to say that my heart is in what I know, what I feel but cannot see, what I want but do not have, however much I have. To say, “I believe’ is to say yes to the mystery of life.” 2 Timothy 3-16 “..All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” Thanks for your continued support.

MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD PROGRAM Thank you to those parents who attended the R-12 Parent Workshop providing information on the content and resources that will be used

Mr Bruce Were Junior Campus - Religious Education Curriculum Coordinator

CBC Resident MasterChef Steven Tsoukatos, Year 7 As a child, Roald Dahl loved Krokan ice cream, so as part of his English assignment set by Ms Dekuijer, Steven decided that there would be nothing better than to make it himself and serve it up for his class to try. His mates were so impressed that they recommended that he apply for Junior MasterChef 2011. He did and was shortlisted from thousands of entries and auditioned plating up a pineapple raviolo with backyard mandarin jelly. As this was a school day, Steven decided to bring in samples of his dish to his classmates to get second opinions and the result was evident in the smiling faces of all his mates. Next he had to sit a psych test but it was during a Prep A football match, Mr B said it was the best excuse ever he had ever heard! After jumping through hoop after hoop, he made it through to the Top 50 of Australia! Watch his progress on the tube as it unfolds to this sunny location where he was on set last week. Congratulations Steven and Good Luck. Ms Kate Dekuijer

Dear Parents / Caregivers, On Tuesday September 6 we celebrated as a community our R – 12 Sports Day at Santos Stadium. On order to plan for 2012 we are reviewing our plans and seeking your feedback. Please share the feedback response with your son so we can get the best input for future Sports Days. Please complete the form below and return it to the Junior Campus front office by the end of this term. Thank you so much for the time, it’s much appreciated. Mrs F Zubreckyj Assistant Principal - Junior Campus

Mr R Mackereth Coordinator Junior Campus Sports

ATHLETICS DAY FEEDBACK The positive things about Sports Day were: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .............................................................................................................................................................. ..............................................................................................................................................................

Possible Improvements: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .............................................................................................................................................................. ..............................................................................................................................................................

Recommendations for future Sports Days: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .............................................................................................................................................................. ..............................................................................................................................................................


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CHRISTIAN BROTHERS COLLEGE NEWSLETTER

Nicholas Salagaras in Poland as part of the Australian Olympic Team Hopefuls Kayaking.

Can:Do 4 Kids Speech Pathology service is running an information session for parents who are interested in learning more about auditory processing disorder. The session will cover the identification, assessment and treatment of APD and the impact APD has on student’s ability to listen and learn in the classroom. The information session will be run at our Hove office from 4pm to 5.30pm on Tuesday, October 11th. Cost is $15 per family (price includes a free APD resource booklet valued at $20) Bookings essential: Contact Genevieve on 8298 0901 or genevieve.white@cando4kids.com.au


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