Christian Brothers College Newsletter
Senior Campus 214 Wakefield Street, Adelaide SA 5000 P 08 8400 4200 F 08 8400 4299 Junior Campus 324 Wakefield Street, Adelaide SA 5000 P 08 8400 4222 F 08 8400 4220 CBC Community 178 East Terrace, Children’s Centre Adelaide SA 5000 P 08 8223 5469 F 08 8223 7803
A Birth-12 Catholic College for boys in the Edmund Rice Tradition
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Term 2, Week 9
Friday June 22, 2012
The CBC Social held at the Fogolar Furlan Centre.
• Lieutenant Governor of South Australia. • Chairman of the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission (SAMEAC). • Community Engagement Board and • Patron or Honorary Member of a number of organisations, including:
From The Principal
Australian Chinese Medical Association (SA) Chinatown Adelaide Ethnic Schools Association of SA Inc. OzAsia Festival
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Churchill Fellows Association of SA Inc.
Migrant Resource Centre of South Australia Inc.
This week, Refugee Week, is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.
In commemoration of Refugee Week the College invited the Lieutenant Governor of South Australia Mr Hieu Van Le as guest speaker to CBC specifically speaking with our CBC/St Mary’s College pilgrims. The Lieutenant Governor is himself a refugee to Australia and embodies the theme of Refugee week with his enormous contribution to Australian culture including his appointments as:
Mr Le has a Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Adelaide in South Australia. Mr Le is a former senior Manager with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). He is a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) and a Fellow Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSA). Mr Le is a recipient of the 1996 Australia Day Medal for outstanding service to ASIC and has been awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal for services to the advancement of multiculturalism.
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.
Faith Excellence Community Compassion
On 16 December 2008, Hieu was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Adelaide for his contribution and services to the community. Source: http://www.multicultural.sa.gov.au This week let us pray for all refugees that they will be welcomed by Australians and recognised for the potential they bring to make our country one which is authentically international at heart.
Events this week This has been another exciting week for the College with the following events: • Middle School Social last Friday evening. Over $4,000.00 was raised to support the work of our staff and student pilgrims working with severely disabled children in our orphanage in Vietnam. • Years 7-9 retreats. • Year 11 Semester 1 exams. • Congratulations to Mrs Guthleben, Mr Ben Guillard and our CBC choristers who placed a very credible third in our first year of competing at the Adelaide Choral Eisteddfod.
Paul McGuire Week I wish to commend all staff and students for what was a very exciting and eventful Paul McGuire event last week. Some of the highlights included: • Authors Peter McFarlane, Phil Cummings and Dave de Vries
Counsellor’s Corner A Sense of Humour
• Cartoonist John Martin • Giggly Kids performers • Composer Robyn Habel • our very own College Archivist/Historian Jacinta Weiss.
Humour is simply recognising life’s craziness. It is sometimes absurd and unexpected. We all have the potential for developing a sense of humour. People with a sense of humour are less likely to be depressed, angry or tired. They have more energy and courage to face life. “A cheerful heart is good medicine” (Proverbs 17:22). Laughter is a natural painkiller: it is good exercise and it helps prevent headaches and stress. Laughter improves creative thinking and helps keep relationships healthy. A good sense of humour contributes to lasting marriages. People with a sense of humour do a better job than those who have little or no sense of humour and we like to work with cheerful people. Laughter is contagious and people laugh when they see others laughing. It is a great way to make friends. Celebrations without laughter are hardly celebrations. One kind of humour to avoid is humour that hurts others. When we laugh at others it is not humour but nastiness - laugh with others not at them. See the things in life that do not make sense and recognise life’s craziness and laugh. Laugh with others and at yourself and allow yourself to smile and laugh. Make someone else happy today by getting him or her to laugh. “Let us rejoice and be glad.” (Rev. 19:7)
Br Michael Flaherty Counsellor
Mrs Clarke’s leadership over the past twelve months has been focused on the continued development of high quality teaching and learning in a 21st century context and the development of our Strategic Plan 2012 -2014 that embraces the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice, our college vision and values. Her innovation in securing critical professional partnerships that enhance and enable our future direction as a college has been invaluable.
Mr Peter Wallace (Year 3 teacher) returned to the College from leave this week. We welcomed back a fresh and rested Mr Wallace. We thank Mrs Margaret Duddy, who replaced Mr Wallace during his absence, for making the Year 3 class a safe, happy and vibrant community of innovation and learning. Mr Greg Ward departed on pilgrimage to Africa on Friday as part of an EREA immersion experience in Tanzania. Mrs Caroline Clarke: This is a fitting time to congratulate and thank Mrs Clarke for her role this Term as Assistant Principal -Acting Head of Junior Campus. Her significant leadership experience and depth of professional training has significantly assisted in the smooth transition during Mrs Zubreckyj’s absence on long service leave. Mrs Clarke is leaving CBC at the end of this term and will return to Darlington Primary in the role of Acting Principal. At the June Board meeting on Monday Night the Board and I commended Mrs Clarke for her significant leadership in the areas of strategic and professional development across all three campuses.
EREA Deputies Meeting This week we welcomed to CBC Deputy Principals from Edmund Rice Education Australia who gathered at the College for a regional meeting.
Uniform Shop 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
CBC nominated for People’s Choice Award Vote now! http://www.adelaidereview.com.au/poll. php?poll_id=1 I am proud to announce that CBC has won a coveted commendation in the recent CEFPI Australasia Design Awards for the new CBC Adelaide Junior Campus. “Christian Brothers College New Junior Campus in Adelaide was awarded a commendation, because of the unique way a new student-centred facility has been built in three levels on a very tight city site. Features include roof top play areas with breathtaking views of the surrounding hills interactive furniture and music industry standard music practice rooms.”
Our Junior Campus is now nominated for the Adelaide Review People’s Choice Architecture Awards: In conjunction with the Australian Institute of Architects (SA Chapter), The Adelaide Review presents the People’s Choice Awards for this year’s prestigious AIA Awards. Our FORM readers get the chance to be a jury member by voting for their favourite South Australian architecture and design projects.
We are kindly asking all of our community members to go on line http://www.adelaidereview.com.au/poll. php?poll_id=1 (You may have to right click on the link and select ‘open hyperlink’) Once online please vote for the CBC Junior Campus. Please inform your networks and ask friends to vote. Voting opens on Wednesday, June 6 and is open until midnight Sunday, July 3. By voting you have the chance to win a $650 prize being a two night’s luxurious accommodation for two people in a King Club InterContinental room.
Board Meeting The College Board met on Monday night and discussed the following points • CBC Rowing – The Board is committed to the ongoing support of rowing and a discussion was held regarding rowing management and directions for 2012 and beyond. • 2012-2014 College Strategic Plan was discussed and presented for consultation and endorsement. • CBC Students and Assistant Principal - Wellbeing Mr Ian Hamilton presented on the re-introduction of a proposed house system. • Monthly Financial report • CBC Property Maintenance and acquisition.
Conclusion In commemoration of Refugee Week I include the following poem only published this week. Please keep the people of Syria and all refugees in your prayers.
Syria Bruised tears and siren wails accompany the footage; babies swaddled in stained carpets, mothers arranged in silent queues until battered trucks eek them towards mass graves seething with quick lime. Embittered hags spit venom at compatriots rasping for retaliation. Deep down I know the hands which pressed triggers, wielded knives at innocent throats were once the gentle sons of others playing in sand pits shadowed from scorching winds while I ferried my own to schoolyard bunkers John Collard
Mr Noel Mifsud Principal
overcome their difficulties. The challenge for parents is to build and maintain children’s confidence levels to help them get through the rough times.
From The Deputy Principal Assisting Students to Overcome Disappointments and Rejection One of the keys to functioning socially and emotionally is the ability to deal with disappointment and rejection. Most students experience some type of rejection or disappointments in their life from peers, academic achievement at school and relationships throughout their childhood. One study found that even popular children were rejected about one quarter of the time when they approached children in school. Paradoxically, students’ experience of rejection and disappointment at school is good for them, as long as it’s balanced with successful experiences too. They learn that they can cope and solve problems in their own way and that bad experiences don’t last forever. Most students learn that sadness and disappointment can be managed too, which is an important lesson to learn to take into adolescence and beyond, when life is full of ups and downs. As parents and teachers we need to assist students to move through this difficult phase of feeling rejected and disappointed that can lead long term to anxiety and depression. Most students recover from such rejection and disappointments. They move on and form constructive, worthwhile relationships, but some students need help. They often take rejection personally, blaming themselves. As a parent it is useful to challenge your son’s unhelpful thinking and encourage him to look for new friendship opportunities or strategies that will help him be successful. Parents can help students understand that rejection may happen for any number of reasons that are unrelated to them. In the course of a school day students will meet with a number of challenges and even setbacks. They may struggle with some schoolwork. They may not do well in a test and they may not be picked for a game that they wanted to play. Students grow stronger when they
One way to help children deal with rejection and disappointment is to talk through problems or difficulties, recognising and accepting their feelings. Talk about various scenarios, discussing possible outcomes. The age of your son will determine the amount of detail. Keep things simple and avoid burdening a younger child with concepts he doesn’t understand. Your attitude as a parent can make a huge difference to how a child reacts. If you see rejection or disappointments as problems then your child will be hamstrung by this view. See them as challenges; then your child, in all likelihood, will pick up your upbeat view and deal with disappointments easily. After all, confidence is catching! To help students handle rejection and disappointment the following four strategies can be used by parents: • Model optimism. Watch how you present the world to your son, as he will pick up your view. • Tell your son how you handle disappointment and rejection. Not only is it reassuring for him to know that his parents understand how he feels but he can learn a great deal by how his parents handle situations. • Help your son recognise times in the past when he bounced back from disappointment. Help him recognise those same strategies can be used again. • Laugh together. Humour is a great coping mechanism. It helps put disappointment in perspective. It helps him understand that things will get better. They always do. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees is the notion here. Supporting students to handle life’s hurdles helps them to develop a lasting sense of resilience, which is essential for good mental and emotional health. “Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.” – H. Jackson Brown
Your sons are currently enjoying facilities that were provided by the generosity of past and current parents. It is the responsibility of all to uphold this tradition. Tax Bracket $ 6,001-37,000 37,001-80,000 80,001-180,000 Over 180,000
Tax Rate % 15 30 37 45
Week 10 Mon 25 June Report Checking Student Free Day
Mon 25 June - Student Free Day Senior and Junior Campuses OSHC Still Available - Book Early!
Tues 26 June Semester 2 Begins Review Meetings for Year 12 NAIDOC Week Vietnam Pilgrims Student Gathering at CBC Wed 27 June Casual Day/BBQ Review Meetings for Year 12 NAIDOC Week Piano Recital (6.30pm) Thurs 28 June Reception Transition Day NAIDOC Week Fri 29 June
SS Assembly Junior School Assembly (JS) NAIDOC Week Term 2 concludes
Mon 16 July
Term 3 commences Board Meeting
Term 3, Week 1
Tues 17 July Review meetings for Year 11 Wed 18 July
Review meetings for Year 11
Thurs 19 July Fri 20 July
Student free day
Sat 21 July
Year 11 & 12 Formal – Wine Centre
Mon 23 July
Review meetings for Year 10
Week 2 Tues 24 July Review meetings for Year 10 House Leaders Meeting CBC House Cross Country P&F Meeting Wed 25 July
Mr Shaun Clarke Deputy Principal
Although payment of the fund is by way of donation, the contribution of at least $250.00 per annum (prorata for those families on reduced fees), per family is requested. Contributions to the Building Fund are tax deductible. Obtain a tax deduction of up to 46.5% (assuming you are on the highest personal tax rate) in the current financial year by contributing to the College Building Fund prior to 30 June 2012. Please refer to table below for further information. Building Fund Contribution 250.00 250.00 250.00 250.00
Review meetings for Year 10 Junior School Parent Interview Evening
Thurs 26 July National Chemistry Quiz
THE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE BUILDING FUND Since the establishment of the Christian Brothers College Building Fund in 1995, the College has received more than $1.75 million. This has been a marvellous contribution and commitment from the past and present generation of CBC parents and has greatly assisted the College with its loan repayments.
Maximum Tax Deduction Available* 41.25 78.75 96.25 116.25
Fri 27 July
Breakfast BBQ – Walsh/O’Brien Middle School Assembly – DOE Junior School Assembly House Meetings
Week 3 Mon 30 July Tues 31 July Eucharist/Confirmation Parent Meeting 6.00pm – Junior School Red Cross – Jazz band (Town Hall) Vietnam Pilgrim Student Gathering - SMC Wed 1 Aug
Casual Day & BBQ
Thurs 2 Aug
Maths Competition 9 – 10.30am Catholic Schools Cross Country
Fri 3 Aug
CENSUS DAY Art Exhibition Opening Night Junior School Assembly UniSA Year 10 Career Presentation
Sat 4 Aug
Sun 5 Aug
* Includes Medicare Levy of 1.5%, based on current year’s tax rates and is subject to your own personal financial circumstances. Please consult your Accountant or Financial Planner to determine the impact on your own financial situation (including the impact of the new flood levy).
Arts Coordinator Vocal Ensemble Success at Eisteddfod On a cold Thursday evening in June the Vocal Ensemble met outside the Elder Hall on North Terrace. This was our first “Eisteddfod” a fiendishly difficult word to spell, and an equally difficult event to compete in. The boys had prepared two numbers and were ushered in to the Hall to hear some of the other competitors perform before making their way into the bowels of the university to warm-up in preparation for their debut. CBC was the last choir to perform and came on stage at 9pm. Their first number “Georgia on My Mind” displayed rich harmonies despite the absence, due to illness, of the lead tenor 2, Liam Wytkin. Outstanding solos from Marcus Barricelli and Christopher Binyon contributed to a feeling of ease with the repertoire. The second number “Dear John”, with equally impressive solos, moved along at a cracking pace and the boys sang with palpable excitement and joy.
First place went to a brilliant adult choir, the Adelaide Festival Singers, second place to specialist music school, Brighton High and third place to CBC! Looking back over the performances I believe that some of the choirs who did not place in the top three, including St Peter’s College, St John’s and specialist music school Marryatville High, sang with great technique and looked and sounded like top rank choirs. What set CBC apart from the rest of these male singers? I believe it was an obvious passion for singing. Well done to the Vocal Ensemble, to Marcus Barricelli, our ensemble leader, and Mr Ben Gillard, the director. Next year we hope to travel to Sydney to compete in that Eisteddfod as well as Mt Gambier Generations in Jazz and the Adelaide Eisteddfod. Expect to see members of the Ensemble selling a lot of sausages in the near future as we raise funds to compete in these prestigious events.
Robin Habel Composition Workshop Last week Adelaide University lecturer, Robin Habel, spent two full days at CBC working with 60 students from Year 8 to Year 12 on music composition. This intense workshop is a logistical nightmare for staff as ten separate areas with full band equipment is required, but the pay-off is tremendous. To watch boys labouring away with lyrics and guitar riffs, with drum patterns and complex harmonies, is bliss for the music staff. This is truly high level teaching and the concert on Friday afternoon, featuring some hilarious original compositions, some touching love songs, and a very moving song about social justice, was a great way to end the Paul McGuire Festival Week.
We are coming to the end of the term and I would like to thank alumnus Mr Zach Caporale for the work he has done with Mr Collogrossi’s students while the latter has been on leave. Invoices for Term 3 have been posted this week and I humbly request that payment of $243 be made by credit card, cheque or cash, before the start of the term (July 27th). Please do not use BPAY. We are experiencing unprecedented demand for many of the instruments offered at CBC and scheduling will occur only when payment is received. If your son is not continuing with his instrument please contact Ms Vivien London, the music secretary (VLondon@cbc.sa.edu.au).
Paul McGuire Week This is very good way to break up the long winter term, a week where visiting artists, writers, composers, cartoonists and professional actors shared their passion and knowledge with the boys. It is also a week where the school honours an esteemed alumnus, Paul McGuire. My job was to organise rooms, do the “meet and greet” business, and to thank the artists at the end of their presentations. It was very gratifying to hear over and over again, how much these visitors enjoy their time at CBC. I would like to thank the boys for being good audience members, the teaching staff for their supervision of the myriad of events that occurred during Paul McGuire week, and the administration for their funding of this Arts Festival. Jacinta Weiss, our archivist, deserves a special mention for her outstanding commitment to preserving the memory of Paul McGuire. Mrs Louise Guthleben Arts Coordinator
I think I was more nervous than the boys when the judge took to the podium to announce the winners. Author Peter McFarlane
Cartoonist John Martin
Illustrator Dave de Vries
Paul McGuire Week Music Composer Robyn Hable
Author Phil Cummings
VET placements – Can you help?
CrossDisciplinary Coordinator Work Experience All Year 10 students need to have secured their Work Experience placement by the end of Week 10. As this time draws very near, it is important that you assist your son with this process. The dates for Work Experience are Monday 27 August – Friday 31 August. If you have any questions, please contact me at celleway@cbc. sa.edu.au
A number of our VET students are required to undertake Structured Work Place Learning (SWL) as part of their course. Students have to undertake between ten and twenty days of SWL depending on the course they are participating in. They are encouraged to complete these days with a number of providers, to ensure they get a breadth of experience within the industry. We are always looking for placement providers willing to participate in the SWL program. If you are a small business owner, or have connections with a business which may be willing to offer one of our students a placement, please contact me on email@example.com or 8400 4233. We are looking for placements primarily in the construction (plumbing, electrical, carpentry) and automotive industries. Ms Ceinwyn Elleway Cross Disciplinary Coordinator
VET Student Profile Our VET student profile this week is Alexander Pfitzner. Alexander is a Year 10 student who has just completed Certificate 1 in Animal Care. This Semester 1 course is offered through Rostrevor College, and offers students a pathway into the animal care industry. Students engage in learning based around routine animal care and maintenance, cage and enclosure design, animal health and nutrition, environmental stimulation and correct handling techniques. Alexander has found the practical days at Gorge Wildlife Park particularly interesting, and says that he has enjoyed undertaking a course where he has developed skills that not many other people have. He is looking forward to undertaking Certificate 11 in Animal Studies in 2013.
On Friday 15 June Brother Stephen Rocha from Edmund Rice India came to CBC to present an international initiative to raise awareness of the plight of impoverished Indian children. In particular, the presentation was to motivate children/adolescents from around the world to lobby the Indian government (and other governments) to properly fund education and health so that the poor of their countries no longer continue to suffer. It is a spin-off of the millennium goal to eliminate poverty. Brother Stephen spoke with passion and inspiration about the cause and the Year 10s engaged well, asking appropriate questions related to Brother Stephen’s life and experiences. I believe they were enriched by the exposure. Two students and a teacher from Seymour College also accompanied Brother Stephen. These girls were themselves leading initiatives within their own school to raise awareness. They presented their initiative (a song) and invited the CBC boys to join the cause. For more information about the “nineismine” campaign, visit http://nineismine.in/home
Brother Stephen Rocha
Brother Stephen encouraged students from CBC to visit this website and register their support. I too encourage you to support the cause. Other school-based initiatives will be explored to show the collective support of CBC. Mr Matthew Crisanti Year 10 Coordinator
Acting Assistant Principal – Junior Campus Dear Parents and Caregivers, “Great schools “row as one”; they are quite clearly in the same boat, pulling in the same direction in unison. The best schools have tightly aligned communities marked by a palpable sense of common purpose and shared identity and a clear sense of “we”. - Lickona and Davidson (2005)
In encountering Christian Brothers College for the first time what is extremely evident is the strong sense of community. Our community is a “tightly aligned community marked by a palpable sense of common purpose, shared identity. There is no doubt that when you speak with staff, students and their families what is communicated repeatedly is a strong sense of belonging, connectedness, “we”, and this is something we should all feel extremely proud of. It does not, however, happen by accident but rather is purpose built, strategically developed and nurtured, providing an excellent foundation on which to build a professional learning community committed to excellence in 21st Century learning. Last Thursday I had the privilege to co-present with Mr Noel Mifsud (Principal) and Mr Shaun Clarke (Deputy Principal) at the Edmund Rice Education Australia National Head of Junior School Forum, in Melbourne. The topic we were invited to present was “Engaging in and exploring a Whole School Approach”. I was proud to represent our community and share our story around visioning and strategically developing a whole school approach to learning. Also presenting at the conference was Brother Damien Price cfc PhD, who shared his extensive knowledge on the “Development of Boys’ Spirituality”. Steve Males, Dean of the Junior School at Aquinas College in Perth, shared his PhD longitudinal study on “Boys and Mobile Technology in Schools” Preparing and delivering the presentation gave Noel, Shaun and I an invaluable opportunity to collectively reflect, acknowledge and celebrate the college’s strategic development. Sharing our story reinforced the importance of establishing shared vision, values and strategic intent. It also highlighted the importance of establishing professional partnerships that enhance teaching and learning, and the importance of the continued development of a professional learning community that is founded in faith, the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice, its history and tradition. A whole site approach to learning is one that is collaboratively developed, and known and enacted in all classrooms and curriculum areas to support improved learning outcomes. Developing an agreed approach requires spending time to clarify expectations, purposes and practices. A whole site approach requires consistent enactment of collegiate agreements, developed to achieve a vision that ensures improvement for every learner within a positive, trusting and learner-centred environment. “The National Schools Framework defines a whole school approach as one that involves all the members 6
of the school community (students, staff, parents and carers, and other community members), and works across all the areas of school life. … wholeschool approaches understand that real learning and sustainable change is most likely to occur when a common vision is widely shared throughout the school community, and when all members of that community are supported to operate in ways that are consistent with it.” At the end of this term the college, after significant consultation and many a deep reflective conversation focused around learning and leadership in the 21st Century Christian Brothers College, will have in place a final draft of its “Leadership Charter, Staff Charter and Strategic Direction Plan for 2012 – 2014”. Such documents and planning are foundational to the promotion of a: • COHERENT - whole site agreements, directions and expectations regarding teaching and learning with a focus on improved learner outcomes • CONSISTENT - staff development that focuses on common approaches, language and methods • RESPONSIVE - staff development that continues to grow their expertise in teaching and learning allowing them to enact and flexibly apply the wholesite approach that is responsive to individual needs • EFFECTIVE - practices and policies that promote the continuous review, refinement and improvement of student learning through student achievement data, data analyses and emerging learner needs Embracing the themes “Creating the Future, Respecting the Past” and “Courage to Discover, Challenge, Inspire” as a whole school community has allowed us to reflect upon our history and tradition, to inform and create our future, from the design of the new Junior Campus through to the establishment of our professional partnerships with Professor Martin Westwell, Brother Damien Price cfc and Father Kevin Hennessy cp that inform and drive 21st Century Education and Educational Leadership. Research consistently highlights the importance of coherence being foundational to a whole-of-school approach. This requires a community to explore their understandings and beliefs about learning and to use these, along with research and data, to identify the most effective ways to teach. Coherence requires attention to effective transition processes between classrooms and year levels and campuses. All of the top-performing systems recognise that they cannot improve what they do not measure. Monitoring outcomes allows the identification and spread of best practices, pinpoints areas of weakness, and promotes accountability. High-performing systems use multiple measures for monitoring quality teaching and learning and continuous school improvement. At Christian Brothers College we are currently exploring ways of ensuring we have a whole-of-school approach to data
We’re Collecting Sports for Schools
Please drop off your vouchers at the Reception desk at the Senior or Junior Campuses. Thank you.
collection so as to monitor student learning and target intervention where it is required. We also realise the importance of using data to monitor the effectiveness of programs implemented to support or develop student learning. Strategically, we have many measures currently in place to monitor student learning and as part of our time in Melbourne, we were able to visit St Kevin’s College at Toorak to gain insights into how they have developed a whole of site approach to data collection and analysis. As leaders we are very aware that, as Hargreaves and Fullan 1998 state, “Effective schools are ones in which principals and teachers focus on student learning outcome data and link this information to improvements in teaching and learning strategies” Most importantly, learners are provided with continuing practices and pathways to support their learning.
Reminders • Monday June 25th June is a pupil free Day. Full OSHC care is available; please call 8400 4265 • Wednesday 27th June is casual day; please remember to have your son bring a $2 donation. • A liturgy celebrating end of term will be conducted on Friday at the Junior Campus starting at 11.20am. All parents and caregivers are welcome. • Last day of Term 2 concludes at 3.30 next Friday 29/6/2012. • Vacation care is filling quickly; to reserve your space, please call Mrs Riandi van Dyk on 8400 4265 • No co-curricular sports will be conducted over the holidays. • Please be reminded that the Nil Street gate will now only be unlocked from 8.15am every morning, Before School Care is now being housed in the St Claire Room, and entry is only via Wakefield Street Junior Campus gate. • St Vincent de Paul Charity bins are still available for donations of clean and warm blankets and clothing as well as non-perishable goods. • Junior Campus student reports will be sent home with your son on the last day of school. I leave you this week, wishing you God’s blessings for the week ahead and to encourage you to embrace the following: “Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow”
Mrs Caroline Clarke Acting AP – Junior Campus AP – Vision and Innovation
Gospel Challenge – How well do we welcome a stranger to our community?
Junior Campus RE Coordinator Dear Families and Friends Last Sunday’s Gospel talks about Jesus comparing the growth of the kingdom to the seed that is planted by the farmer, who then in trust, retires into the rhythm of his everyday life, from where he maintains watchfulness and vigilant patience. That seed! It has to let its outer shell to be broken so that it can be nourished by the surrounding soil, grow and produce harvest. And us! We can learn something from the seed and something from the farmer. The planting and growth of the seed is God’s secret work, often accomplished in surprising circumstances. This week, more than any other week I am personally inspired by the words of Ronald Rolheiser. “How do we move beyond deeply ingrained bad habits? John of the Cross, the Spanish Mystic, suggests two paths that can be helpful. Both take seriously our human weaknesses and the unyielding strength of a bad habit inside us. His first advice is this: It is very hard to root out a bad habit by trying to attack it directly. When we do this we often end up unhealthily focused on the habit itself, discouraged by its intransigence, and in danger of worsening the effect in our lives and growing our virtues to the point where they ‘burn out’ our bad habits. That’s more than a pious metaphor; it’s a strategy for health. It works this way; imagine, for example you are struggling with pettiness and anger whenever you feel slighted. Every sincere resolution in the world has not been able to stop you from giving in to that inclination and your confessor or spiritual director, instead of having you focus on breaking that habit, has you focus instead on further developing one of your moral strengths; for example, generosity, the more you grow in you generosity, the more too will your heart grow in size and goodness until you reach the point in your life where there simply won’t be room in your life for pettiness.”
Let us remember those people who may feel shut out or excluded.
We all know how encouraging we find it, even as adults, to be welcomed, and how devastating it is to be shut out and excluded.
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
Mass and Prayer Service
The story of the Good Samaritan is a real reminder for us particularly this week as we consider the plight of refugees and even homeless people in our city.
25 June Junior Campus End of Term Liturgy 11.20am ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THESE LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS
Sacramental Program For 2012 As the boys continue their preparation for Confirmation and First Eucharist a reminder to all parents that the following parent meetings are an important phase of the ongoing commitment that you have for your child’s personal faith and formation journey. Some important dates for your information: • Tuesday 31 July 2012 at 6.00pm at the Junior Campus (Eucharist/Confirmation) • Tuesday 28 August 2012 at 6.00pm at the Junior Campus (Wine Tasting) • Friday 31 August 2012 at 7.00pm at St Francis Xavier Cathedral - Confirmation Ceremony celebrated by Archbishop Philip Wilson. • Sunday 2 September 2012 at 11.00am at St Francis Xavier Cathedral – First Eucharist. Mr Bruce Were Junior Campus Religious Education Curriculum Coordinator We cannot change the world but we can make a contribution to making it a better place.
If you would like to learn much from his wisdom visit his site http://www.ronrolheiser.com/ In the business of the week, I have been invited by a colleague to attend the St Vincent de Paul Sleepout at the Adelaide Oval to support the cause of Homelessness in Adelaide. If you are able to, I invite you to register or donate to this worthwhile cause. You are able to donate online or you can make a financial donation at the front office at the Junior Campus which will be forwarded to St Vincent de Paul. Feel free to visit the following site for more information. http://www.ceosleepout.org.au Thank you for kind donations of warm clothes for the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal; your kindness is greatly appreciated. Have a good week.
BASKETBALL Open A Basketball CBC 56 defeated Gleeson College 19 When we win it is easy to think team spirit. When we draw we think team spirit. But when we lose, that is where team spirit and support for each other makes the biggest impact on the team. It was a long drive for CBC players but Gleeson also had their fair share of distance travel. However, it was heartening to see all CBC players arrive at the predetermined time. CBC won the game convincingly but did let a determined Gleeson team come back in the second and third quarter. The CBC team acknowledges their effort and sportsmanship and wish them the best for their remaining games in the season. The team warmed up sloppily and had to be reminded to pick up the intensity, which they did. The game plan was to put in four quarters of good basketball. To date we had only managed three quarters of good contested basketball. This time they did! CBC had an excellent start in the first quarter with a 13 to 0 score. The second was a hotly contested game seeing CBC gain a slim margin of 7 to 6 points. However, the team used the man-on-man defence quite effectively on advice from Mr Mellow. The third saw disciplined play by CBC until the last five minutes where play was decidedly undisciplined where there were too many rushed passes and individual rather than team play. This necessitated a time out to refocus and correct errors made. We saw the third out with a 14 to 8 score. In the fourth quarter CBC changed it up and went to a 2-1-2 full court press in offence and collapsing to an extended 2-3 zone in defence. This paid dividends as we outscored Gleeson 23 – 5 to seal the match. Again, as was demonstrated in last week’s game, we used every player (and they all played their part) – guards and forwards – and played as a team to be the better team on the day against a determined opposition. This team spirit must be nourished as it will sustain and get us through other games in this season and beyond in 2013. Improvements that were noted are: we got back in defence quickly; our shot and pass selection improved; players got up the court quickly once we secured possession and double-teamed in defence. It is also worth mentioning that very often it is the “little” things that swing the game in our favour – the “grubbing” around for the loose ball on court, players keeping their cool in the face of questionable referee calls, that almost impossible fingertip deflection and intercept, positive talk on court, charging back in defence, slowing the opposition offence, securing the defensive and offensive rebound, humour i.e., put the game in perspective, support the player who makes or misses the free throw (not enough vegemite!) and verbally controlling traffic in defence. It all counts gentlemen. Poynter played the shooting guard role to script where he made good position in defence. In offence he drove hard to the basket to draw the foul and converted. In addition Poynter did two further strong drives, dodging and weaving through the opposition pack in the middle to score from a mid- court pass. Six points to his name. Machar was instrumental in some contested rebounds and made excellent court position in the low post to receive and score. He passed the ball well to shooters and was unfortunate to not convert a “fade away” shot. Sach had a very good game contributing 16 points including a three pointer. He was responsible for some defensive rebounds and accurate passes to the player in the best position to score; excellent shooting from inside the perimeter in addition to defensive intensity. Classic line from the captain who is normally very clinical in his shot selection, “I had so much room with the ball, I wasn’t sure what to do!” Balkwill was in the first five and immediately exerted his influence on the game with his strong and determined rebounds and scoring capacity under the basket. He also ensured that he was back in defence quickly once the CBC team put up a shot. Balkwill was quite 8
instrumental in the 13-0 score line in the first quarter as he denied Gleeson the offensive rebound. He also cut well along the baseline to offer a scoring opportunity. De Pinto was a workhorse chasing down every loose ball, intercepting passes and setting up play in offence. He was instrumental in containing the passing options of his opposition counterpart in our defensive zone. De Pinto used his speed effectively to chase down any opposition fast breaks and is credited with at least two essential blocks on passes. One of the best point guards at this top game level in my humble opinion. Megins scored 19 points (some under considerable opposition pressure and a game high score so far) but what was more impressive in this game was his ability to make good position, cut, reject shots and present an option for a pass to finish. He played with excellent composure to pass off to other players in a better shooting position. Megins was really “in the zone” for this game. He played an excellent vice-captain’s game in encouraging players on the team. Hilliker (8 points) was excellent in both roles as shooting and point guard. His defensive intensity made a difference in the course of the game as were his intercepts of the ball. Hilliker worked the perimeter well and, when free of opposition pressure, converted two threes at the end of the second and start of the third to stabilise the score. Kurves decided that the flu was not going to stop his game. He did some critical rebounds at both ends. In offence, he intelligently used his height and strength to receive the pass and step towards the basket and score. This adds to his talent for blocking out/screening the opposition for CBC to gain valuable scoring options. The team also noted that he and Balkwill got back into defensive position very quickly. My thanks to supporters who came and to the coaching team of Mr Mellow and Mrs Kurves who constantly fed the team with updated information on shifts in play and game statistics. This is worth its weight in gold. It is good to report that Open A, B and C teams all won against Gleeson on the weekend. Best Play 1: Combination passes from the left perimeter (Hilliker) to inside the key (Sach) and the final pass to the cutter to the basket to score (Megins). Best Play 2: Triple team under our basket by Kurves, Megins and Balkwill to deny an opposition shot and pass, causing a turnover as a result where CBC passed out to runners who converted. Best layers: Oliver Megins, Emile Sach, Zac Poynter, Michael Hilliker. Next Week: Against St Paul’s College at home, 10.30am, 23/6/12. Last game for the term. Mr Gary Jalleh Coach
Junior A Basketball CBC 40 defeated Norwood Morialta 36 Last Saturday CBC Junior A Basketball showed that when we stick to the fundamentals and use our voice we can match it with any team. Norwood Morialta came at us hard from the tip off, racing out to a 12-4 lead by quarter time. This lead extended out to 19-4 before CBC “clicked” and started to play basketball. After not being able to buy a basket early, Owain found his range and the points soon racked up to a game high 22. Half time found CBC still trailing by 5, but Norwood Morialta’s early dominance was eroding away with the opposition becoming rattled by some refereeing decisions. By the start of the final term, the teams could not be closer with CBC leading 24-23. The boys held their nerve against persistent counter attacks from Norwood Morialta, with CBC outscoring Norwood Morialta 16-13 to record a memorable 40-36 victory. After a slow start, this was a whole team effort, where each player won his position. Thanks to Leo Mucci for scoring. Mr Dan McMahon Coach
Junior C Basketball CBC 26 defeated Norwood-Morialta 22 After last week’s rest, the Junior C basketball team made a slow start to the match. Despite feeling a little intimidated by the sheer size or our opponents, the team struggled to make the baskets after copious rebounds and fast breaks. It looked almost certain that the team was letting our opponents get away and we would surely go home with another loss. However, early into the third quarter, the boys started to defend much better by setting up their key and slowly were able to keep a determined Norwood-Morialta out of our zone. By this stage, Kyle French found his feet and position within the opponents’ key and as the team edged closer with their passes, Kyle was able to pocket them away, stealing the points. Also, congratulations go out to Aidan Smith for his much needed three-pointer to put CBC into the lead, mid-way through the third quarter. All in all, the boys put in a magnificent effort to come from behind and win the match. Well done! Best Players: Kyle French, Aidan Smith and Gian Hipolito. Miss Toni Riccio Coach
Prep B Basketball CBC 45 defeated Norwood Morialta HS 32 Once again, despite significantly taller opposition, CBC emerged victorious, this time against Norwood Morialta. Our smaller team out-rebounded and ‘out-hustled’ the opposition whilst on their way to winning every quarter of the match. Mitchell Squire again put in a hard morning’s work, playing a hybrid Point-Centre role for much of the game. His play at the basket was immense, as was his twisting and swerving dribbling up the court. Foday Samuka had a fantastic morning also, contributing 10 points and finding some great open shots from the top of the key. The small and energetic guard quartet of Lachlan Grant-Allen, Ambrose Rosen, Paddy Clarke and Daniel Wallace all played well rotating the ball handling duties effectively and playing ‘pesty’ half-court defence. It was a sight to behold... the taller and more physically strong opposition resorting to medium and long range perimeter shots out of sheer frustration. Next week we play St. Paul’s for our last game of the term... and what a term it has been! Mr Richard Moore Coach
football Year 9 Football CBC: 20.18 (138) defeated Sacred Heart B 3.5 (23) Best Players: All played well Goal Scorers: 4 Perpetua, Boffo, 3 Koulizos, Clarke, 2 Strange, Sarunic, 1 Johansen, Colangelo After losing to Sacred Heart’s As by only 3 goals in the knockout competition, we were expecting their Bs to be particularly strong and prepared, and perhaps a little ‘loaded’ with a few of their As. Whether this was the case or not, CBC turned on another dominant display. In the absence of ruckman Trent Daly (injured) Austin Crisanti rucked for most of the game and gave the midfield first use of the ball. This allowed the forwards to have many opportunities. Austin also provided a lot of hardness around the ball and was well supported by Captain Jack Strange. Liam Peterson, playing his second game of the day was in everything and typically used the ball well. Jacob Clarke’s last quarter was outstanding as he kicked 3 successive goals.
Our defence was resolute and a special mention must be made of Aiden Smith who had his best game of the year. He was well supported back there by Jovan Bojovic. A disappointing part of the game was the poor sportsmanship displayed by the opposition. On several occasions their players expressed their frustration by lashing out at CBC players outside the play and rules of the game. I will repeat now what I said to a player after the game: umpires rarely see initiation and often see retaliation; for this reason players must remain cool and accept that there is no such thing as complete justice, so simply walk away. Congratulations to the players that did manage to swallow their pride and not retaliate. Mr Matthew Crisanti Coach
Year 8/9 Knockout Football Sacred Heart College 4.5 (29) defeated CBC 1.5 (11) Best Players: All played well When I was informed we would be facing Sacred Heart and Cabra in Round 2 it was also suggested that Sacred Heart would end our tournament. They are traditionally an awesome football school and this knockout side was no exception. It boasted 5 state U/15s as well as the bulk of Glenelg’s development squad. Nevertheless, my mindset from the start was to attack and I instilled this into the team. From the outset CBC matched them in endeavour and hardness at the ball. When Sacred Heart gained possession they experienced a high degree of pressure and this reduced their disposal effectiveness. Like every good side, Sacred Heart also made disposal very difficult for us, and this played some part in reducing our effectiveness near goal. I believe we were the better side for much of the 1st half but we missed our opportunities near goal and their last line of defence was very strong. We trailed 2-2-14 to 0-2-2 at half-time. With CBC being right in the game and believing it could achieve the unlikely, we began our second half with a dominant display. We won the ball from the centre twice and locked it in our forward line for about 10 minutes; a period that netted 1-3, several out-of-bounds near goal and held them scoreless. Whilst the umpires were fair they made several mistakes at critical times, such as missing a high tackle near our goal. Our players were tiring. We got to 3 points down and Sacred Heart turned on its best. It had height, pace and fitness and was highly skilled; their polish saw them kick 2-3 in 5 minutes to close out the game. I have been involved in football as a coach for a long time and I don’t recall being as proud after a loss as I was at the end of this game. This is despite the missed opportunities. A little bit of luck and polish in our play would have seen us win. I honestly believe we were better than Sacred Heart for most of the match.
CBC 15.8 (98) defeated Cabra College 1.3 (9) Best Players: All played well Following our loss to Sacred Heart we watched them easily account for Cabra (by about 10 goals). In contrast to us, Cabra were very defensive, starting with 3 players loose in defence against Sacred Heart. They were competitive and we were expecting a tight contest. This didn’t happen. CBC dominated the game from the start and piled on goal after goal. We repeatedly won the contested ball and fed it out to runners who set up multiple opportunities for our forwards. Daniel Aplin is a smallish Year 8 and for this reason was not tested against Sacred Heart. In hindsight this may have been a mistake as he kicked 3 goals (and should have kicked 4) in the first 25 minutes of the game.
I was again very proud of the way CBC approached this ‘dead rubber’ and I was impressed by the teamwork displayed between the Year 8s and 9s. I’m confident that CBC will have a very strong First XVIII in 2015 when this group play together on a regular basis. Mr Matthew Crisanti Coach
Year 8 Football CBC 5.10 (40) defeated Pembroke 5.6 (36) Goal Scorers: 1 – D Aplin, R Atkinson, B Curyer, J Howard, S Tsoukatos Best Players: All Played Well What a fantastic victory. Having only 16 players, (due to 5 players dropping out with illness and two not turning up), this victory was built on character. Our first quarter was terrible as it looked like most players spent too much time on the dance floor at the Middle School Social. We were 2 goals down at the first break. In the second quarter, players woke up and attacked the ball with more intensity and we clawed our way back into the game. By the long break we were down a goal and right in the contest. In the third quarter we once again fell into old habits of being second to the ball and hoping someone else creates the play, so by the end of the third quarter, we were down by 3 goals and had only kicked one goal for the game. After a roasting by the coach at the last break, CBC kicked into gear. Our commitment and attack on the ball was terrific. We were first to the ball, ran hard; tackled fiercely; and our second and third efforts were admirable. I was really pleased with the way players looked to involve their team-mates in the play and our intensity around the stoppages was first class. We kicked 4 - 4 to Pembroke’s 1 goal and ran out winners by 4 points. We really only played one good quarter of football, but what a way to win the game, only hitting the front in the last few minutes and all 16 players contributing to the result. Our midfield really lifted in that last quarter and set up the victory. We controlled the play and were winning the centre clearances with Riley Atkinson (playing his first game back from injury) competing strongly in ruck and around the ground. Daniel Aplin, Tyson Sarunic and Andrew McPherson won many contested possessions and continually steered the ball into our forward line on numerous occasions. Luke Squire and Haydn Nihill never stopped running on the wings and provided a very good link between defence and attack. I was particularly pleased with the effort of the forward line players. Steven Tsoukatos played his best game for the season. He and Brock Curyer attacked the ball fiercely and if they couldn’t take the ball they tackled strongly in order to hold the ball in the area. Josh Gregorace crumbed the ball well at the foot of the packs. Jordan Howard presented himself at centre half forward; if he couldn’t mark the ball he kept it in the area, allowing CBC players to pump the ball back into our forward line. Max Douglas worked hard at full forward, against a bigger opponent and attacked the ball with vigour. Once again our half back line was where our run started. Often out-numbered due to the opposition playing an extra player, they worked hard and stopped many opposition attacks. Michael Gabrielli read the play extremely well to intercept many Pembroke attacks and Michael Cotsios continues to impress with his attack on the ball and ability to manoeuvre out of tight spaces. Zane Bennett threw himself at both the ball and the opposition and out-bodied his opponent on the last line of defence, stopping several scoring opportunities. Jacob Edgington attacked the ball hard and Callum Moore worked hard in a back pocket. All players played some part in this victory and this was the pleasing fact. If we can continue to get contributions from most players each game, rather than rely on a few players to do the work, we will continue to improve and compete well against the stronger teams. It was our desperation and intensity at the contest in the last quarter and our ability to get numbers around the stoppages that led to this victory. Well done to all players; considering the number of players that we had out, this was a well-deserved victory. Mr Peter Tippins Coach
Prep A Football Sacred Heart College 18.12 (120) defeated CBC 1.0 (6) We were outclassed by a fine Sacred Heart team as the score indicates. The difference between the teams was that when our opponents took the ball forward they usually scored. We had plenty of entries to our goal scoring area but we did not have the finishing touch to reward some fine play through the midfield. Our players are urged to maintain enthusiasm despite a number of large defeats. Harrison Way played a fine game and his return from injury has been successful. We also recognise a host of players who keep running and contesting throughout the match. My Sacred Heart counterpart remarked on the magnificence of the Top Oval surface and its surrounds. Mr Denis McCarthy Coach
Prep B Football CBC 12.12 (84) defeated Westminster 8.8 (56) Goal Scorers: A Lovell 4, Ma Frederick 3, Z Camerlengo 2 J Cerone, Mi Frederick, J Frisina 1 Best Players: Ma Frederick, Mi Frederick, A Lovell, B Salvemini, K Brown, L D’Antonio, Z Camerlengo, D Hale. The boys really focused on contested possessions and putting pressure on the opposition on the weekend. We got off to a good start, and although we were challenged a couple of times, we came away with a good win. Our first for the season. Mr Vincent Rignanese Coach
Year 4/5 Football Report Rostrevor College 9.8 (62) defeated CBC 1.3 (9) Best Players: Callum Atkinson, Will Moten, Adam Wells, Will Moten, Eric Tsoukatos, Liam Ryan and Colby Illies. After much deliberation about the future of Year 4/5 Football the merging of the CBC Power and CBC Crows became a reality to become the CBC Little Heroes. Their first game as a new entity was against another fine side in Rostrevor College. Rostrevor jumped the Purple & White early and due to an inability to man up on opposition they came up with some easy goals. Our second half was much better as the boys learnt some new structures and roles to assist their total development. Callum Atkinson played his best game -- when he was up forward he presented well, when thrown onto the ball he did his role, and down back supported the troops. Liam Ryan back from injury worked hard as did Eric Tsoukatos. Will Moten took some gutsy marks and Colby Illies was involved in some great clearances. Moving forward the CBC Little Heroes need to continue remembering our charter that there are no heroes in our team – we all have to work together in a quest for improvement. In the last quarter the boys were rewarded with a goal with some wonderful work by Adam Wells presenting for the team and providing a real focus up forward and setting up some forward thrusts. Thanks again to Sharon Moten for supplying the oranges and Alex Moten for waving the flags. Our next challenge is against St Andrew’s before the end of the term and then get set for a mid-semester holidays and the second half of the season. Mr Bruce Were Coach
Year 2/3 Football Highgate 5.4 (34) defeated CBC 3.6 (24) Goal Scorers: Matthew Adams (2), Lachlan Staunton (1) Best Players: Blake Mc Donough, Tom Brooks and Thomas Mestrov We played our rivals at Highgate today and like always it was a tight competition. The first quarter was as expected tough and tight with no goals for either side. We all know that both teams are very evenly matched. In the second quarter we broke first and the rest of the period was ours; with all the play in our attacking zone we had all the scoring shots but could only manage 2 goals 4. Regardless, the boys looked like they were going to be hard to beat with good clearances and running the ball. Highgate broke back in the third and caught us out a bit by kicking 4 unanswered goals. This was the set-up for a great last quarter and CBC came out to pull back Highgate’s lead. We went forward several times but were a bit unlucky and finished short by 10 points. The game was a great spectacle and it was great to see the boys again working hard as a team. Great work by all and we will focus on handballing this week to a running player. Thanks to Assistant Coach Ms Williams and Cosi for goal umpiring. Thanks for the oranges Mr Steve Brooks Coach
rugby Under 16 Rugby PAC 7T 2C 0P 39 defeated CBC 3T 3C 0P 21 Best Forward: Charlie Meyer Best Back: Darcy Bagshaw Best Tackler: Giuseppe Focarelli Best on Field: Darcy Bagshaw The u16s, though going down, should be commended for their efforts on Thursday against a much more experienced opposition. Again we were slow to start but once we got into the rhythm of the game, we tackled well and ran great attacking lines. Although the score doesn’t reflect how well we played, if we minimise our mistakes then we will be a lot more competitive. Mr Josh Cubillo Coach
Soccer Year 10A Soccer CBC 6 defeated Unley High 1 It was a quiet Saturday morning when CBC played Unley. The match began with CBC all over Unley with plenty of chances missed by Jordan D‘Agostino but eventually he slotted 2; Jesse Francesca also finished well and had 2 to his name at half time. At the restart Jesse scored again we were up 5-0 so we decided to change goalies. Ben Jackson came on the field and Matthew Dawber went in goal. Matthew had only been in goal for 5 minutes and we conceded a goal. CBC kept on attacking missing chances left right and centre then finally we scored again through Christian Bianchetti. The final score was 6-1. We played a good passing game but just couldn’t finish off our chances. Good game, boys. Man of the Match for this game goes to Jordan, Jesse F and Jordan D’A for their tremendous efforts in the forward line and midfield. Our next match is away against Rostrevor College. Kick off at 8.15am; be there 7.45am for warm-up. Goals Scorers: 3-Jesse F, 2-Jordan D’A, 1-Christian B
CBC Canoe/Kayaker competes in Murray 100 Long Distance Canoeing Marathon Over the June long weekend Christian Brothers paddler Matthew Grimwade paddled in the RPM (Riverland Paddling Marathon) canoe/kayak race. The event is one of South Australia’s largest canoe/ kayaking marathon races and just over 200 paddlers from all over Australia come to compete. Numerous classes of boats and age groups are able to compete in a 100km, 200km or mini event. Matthew Grimwade elected to compete in the 100km event in K1 (single kayak) for the first time. Day one was a whopping 37kms, day two was 26kms and day three was 30kms long. The conditions on the river Murray were great despite Thank you to all parents who support the boys by getting them to the matches and cheering them on, and Matthew D for writing the article. Also a big thank you to Mr Hvalica for running the line. Mr Emmanuel Gaitaneris Coach
Year 9A Soccer St Michael’s College 5 defeated CBC 2 The team was ably coached by Mr Vasilevski who ensured all players had equal game time. Mr Burgess ran the line. Goals were scored by Antonio Labbozzetta and Christian Pancione. The team played with heart but was unable to make their strikes count. Heads up, and with a full team and bench, success no doubt will be forthcoming. Mr Ian Hamilton Acting Manager
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the cold temperatures. The river had a good 2-4km flow each day which helped significantly. Each night was spent in tents at a campsite in Waikerie. Unfortunately the weather did manage to dip down to a freezing -6 degrees on the last night. The last day was the best day because the weather was bright and sunny; however, it was met by the challenge of paddling 30kms with many blisters. In the end Matthew completed the entire event with a decent time of 7 hours and 28 minutes. It was definitely the hardest challenge he has ever had to overcome in kayaking, by far. Hopefully, next year the challenge will feel a lot easier attempting it for the second time. Mr Ronald Mobbs Director of Water Sports
table tennis Open Table Tennis Rostrevor defeated CBC On a cold blistery afternoon the bus pulled into Rostrevor. We were thinking about margins, the gap, the edge which leads on or the edge which promotes reflection. We were early, a team and a half. So with time on our hands we watched and listened to the Middle School tournament. After an energetic, skill filled hour our statistician did the numbers and reckoned we lost by a single match. We boarded the bus in good spirits. We contemplated the margin, the gap and the edge as we wheeled our bicycles down Frome Road into the fading light. Mr Rory Harris Coach
St Michaels 2 v CBC 2 This weeks game saw the boys return to action after two weeks off. The game was played in a great spirit with both teams demonstrating great sportsmanship. The game saw CBC camped in the St Michael’s half for long periods of time, with the St Michaels’ keeper making a string of good saves to deny CBC the lead; the boys just could not find the back of the net. Somewhat against the run of play St Michaels took the lead midway through the first half. CBC responded with an equaliser through Luca Trimboli before the half time interval. The second half followed a similar pattern with St Michaels’ again taking the lead through a well taken free kick from just outside the penalty box. Parity was restored with a well worked goal that saw Daniel Bressan strike a shot that was too hot for the keeper too handle. All in all a good performance by the boys that saw us maintain our unbeaten record. Keep it up boys Mr Damian Bird Coach
Year 8/9 Table Tennis Marryatville High School 11 defeated CBC 5 Despite our team’s best efforts we were comprehensively beaten last Friday evening in an away game to Marryatville. Most of the matches were hard-fought and the closeness of the scores reflected this. Once again our boys played enthusiastically and fairly. This Friday 22 June will be our last match for the term. It is an away game at St John’s Belair. Best Doubles: Richard Soeun and Aaron Norris, Ryan Santos and Michael Tran Best Singles: Gabriel Torres and Denzell Arevolo Mrs Sharon Hargrave Coach