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
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Term 2, Week 1
Friday May 3, 2013
Senior School students prepare for the Whole School Photo.
New members of staff this term: • Mr Alessandro Boria will replace Mr Noel Karcher on long service leave;
From The Principal Dear Parents, Friends and Caregivers, Welcome to Term 2 2013. I trust you had a safe and enjoyable time with your families. We especially welcome the following: Mrs Barreira and Mr Clarke who have represented CBC in China during the term break. During their overseas visit both members of staff formalised partnerships between schools in China and CBC. These schools included: • Boshan No. 7 Middle School, Boshan District, Zibo City, Shandong Province • Shanghai No. 8 Senior High School and • Number 3 Primary School of Hongjialou, Li Cheng District, Jinan, Shandong Province
We wish Melanie and her family every blessing for her future and thank her for her invaluable contribution to the Children’s Centre.
• Mrs Lucy Krause replacing Mrs Maria Catalano on long service leave.
Appointment of Mr Michael Griffin as Head of Music
• Luke Celigoi – Year 8
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Michael Griffin as our new College Head of Music. Michael is well renowned in Adelaide and internationally as a leading music educator. His previous experiences include:
• Nathan Simons – Year 8 (Welcome back!)
• Deputy Principal at Brighton Secondary School;
• Mr Albert Chieng will replace Mrs Wen Ben who is on maternity leave;
• Head of Arts in the Dubai British School, Brighton Secondary School and Sacred Heart College
• Director of the Catholic Schools Music Festivals (1994-95)
Farewell Mrs Melanie Gohl
• Author of 4 music texts used in Australia, UK and USA
• Euan Bardadyn – Year 5 • Nicholas Cichowski – Year 7
Our Director of the CBC Community Children’s Centre Mrs Melanie Gohl has been appointed as Director of a cluster of state Child Care Centres. This significant promotion reflects the deep respect in which she is held throughout the early childhood education sector. Melanie led the CBC CCC prior to CBC ownership and was instrumental in the smooth transition from its former CWL owners to CBC. It has been a privilege to work with such a consummate professional who is deeply loved by the children, staff and parents alike.
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
• National adjudicator of Choral ensembles I am confident Michael will bring great depth and expertise to CBC Music.
challenges, meaning your actions on the day will contribute to the work of Oxfam, Amnesty International, Fairtrade, Make Poverty History, Results, Global Poverty Project and The Greatest Need.
Australian Government’s Youth Advisory Group on Cybersafety (YAG) This term 15 CBC students under the Direction of Mr Ian Hamilton will be involved in a Commonwealth Child safety initiative known as the Australian Government’s Youth Advisory Group on Cybersafety (YAG).
Counsellor’s Corner Confrontation Because we are human and live in a family or work in a small group, difficulties are bound to arise between people and we will need occasionally to confront someone to sort things out. Positive confrontation of another is a skill we can acquire. We need to use “I” statements not “You” statements. We need to be at peace with ourselves to confront so that it does not end in an argument or in point scoring and the difficulties are sorted out harmoniously. In positively confronting another it is important not to get into a win/lose situation where no one wins. One excellent way to start is to say, “Are you aware that ......”. So often the other person is not aware of what has happened and things can be sorted out in a spirit of reconciliation and healing. It can be done but it is never easy. Family life presents plenty of opportunities when we need to say sorry and to use such skills so that confrontation is a positive, healing, reconciling and peace bringing skill. Putting off the sorting out only makes the problem bigger and harder to solve. Br Michael Flaherty Counsellor
Appointment of Mr John Kosmina to CBC Soccer program We have proudly been able to access the services of former Adelaide United Head Coach and Socceroo, Mr John Kosmina, as our part time Director of Soccer at CBC. John has played and coached at the highest levels in Soccer over many years, and needs no introduction in Adelaide. Christian Brothers College is revising its Soccer program and looking at ways to raise the profile of Soccer and educate the school community about the benefits of school sport for the students. Soccer is the biggest sport in the world, has the highest participation rate among juniors across the country. The CBC Soccer program, funded from the CoCurricular budget will be linked to the strategic plan of CBC, with the goal of making Christian Brothers College a leader in the sport in the years to come. John’s role will be across both the Junior and Senior Campus and extend to our current coaches. He will be co-ordinating the implementation of a standardised coaching program based on the National Curriculum, recommended by Football Federation of Australia. He will also incorporate many other ideas gained from his experience in the Australian football environment over the years. We welcome Mr Kosmina to the CBC community.
Christian Brothers College
OPEN DAY 11am - 2pm, Sunday 19 May 2013
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
Student News Generations in Jazz On Thursday our Music students departed CBC for Mount Gambier as they compete in the prestigious Generations in Jazz Music Competition. This event is the leading Music competition for South Australian Music students. Trumpet legend James Morrison has supported the event for many years and our students and staff will have the opportunity to see James live on stage. We wish our Music staff and the following students the very best of luck: Jordan Lennon, Marcus Barricelli, Liam Wytkin, Christopher Binyon, Lam Nguyen, Adam De Pierro, Jason Maiolo, Josh Hogben, Declan Reidy, Cooper Stankovich and Sam Warren.
Race to save the World Congratulations to students Ouy-Lam Nguyen, Hung Vi Tran and Nhan Nguyen on your participation in the Race to Save the World. Race to Save the World is a race that requires competitors to finish 5 - 6 advocacy challenges. Each of these challenges will help those people in greatest need around the world. 40 teams of 2 - 4 people will compete to finish the challenges which will focus on issues including climate change, refugees, food security, poverty, fair trade, and international aid amongst others. Race to Save the World works with its partner organisations to identify advocacy
Internet and mobile technologies have created substantial benefits for young people. However, these technologies can also expose young people to potential dangers such as cyber-bullying, as well as other issues in managing digital reputations and accessing inappropriate content. Senator, the Honourable Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communication and the Digital Economy, launched the YAG in 2009, with membership almost doubling in each subsequent year. The YAG is made up of school students aged 8 to 17 who are recommended by their schools to provide a unique and invaluable insight into cyber-safety issues affecting children and teenagers and the ways these issues can be addressed from the perspective of young people themselves.
Property Matters During the Term break the College completed construction of the new CBC Technical Studies area which incorporates the new Adelaide City Electro Technology Trades Training Centre. This new facility provides students with the very latest in technology, increased floor space, new air conditioning and extraction facilities and a host of other benefits to improve learning outcomes. The facility will be available for viewing on May 19 for our scheduled Open Day. Other work completed during the term break included upgrades to our fire, emergency systems and air-conditioning systems, glazing and scheduled maintenance.
Sporting News CBC acknowledges the following student sporting achievements: Matthew Grimwade recently competed in the Sprint Kayak Championships in Perth late last term. As a result he has been selected to be part of the Australian Sprint Kayak Team travelling to the Czech Republic in September 2013. His proud father writes: This opportunity has come about through a lot of hard work and a lot of early mornings (more to come yet). Hamish Richardson was selected for the national debating team competing in Canberra on August 4-11. Hamish was one of 6 SA students chosen form a field of 100s. Hamish is supported by CBC staff members Mrs Sandra Mason and Mrs Kaylene Barreira.
Education Matters The annual NAPLAN test for students in years 3, 5, 7, and 9 will be conducted from the 14th to 16th May. NAPLAN is now in its sixth year and the wealth of data available as a result is increasingly being used by schools, as well as research bodies, to help improve educational outcomes for all Australian students. The NAPLAN 2013 Information for Parents brochure is now available and available at (http://www.nap.edu.au/ verve/_resources/NAPLAN_2013_Parents_Brochure. pdf).
Conclusion On Friday Fr Kevin Hennessy and CBC old Collegian and noviciate to the Passionist Order Eric Niagara celebrated whole school mass to celebrate the Feast day of our Founder Blessed Edmund Rice. Blessed Edmund’s story and example is a story of love and courage. I wish to take this opportunity to offer our blessing and thanks to our Christian Brother communities throughout the world who have inspired us with their own story and example of love. During our Mass we sang the hymn: From the inside out by Joel Houston. The following lines touched me deeply and reminded me of just how mysterious, how deep and how unconditional is the love of Jesus for us. A thousand times I’ve failed Still Your mercy remains And should I stumble again I’m caught in Your grace Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades Never ending Your glory goes beyond all fame
Head of the River Supporters
CBC’s new Trade Training Centre is taking shape.
Week 2 Mon 6 May
Thank you to the following generous sponsors for the Head of the River Regatta last term.
Tues 7 May
Blood Donation Smith Day (JC) 12 noon P&F Meeting
CBC Watersports Auxiliary
Wed 8 May
Blood Donation Student/Parent/Teacher Interview (SC)
Rowing Parents and Friends
Thurs 9 May P&F Mother’s Day Stall (JC) WSA – Rowing Information Evening 6.30pm
Cafasso Motor Body Repairs
Fri 10 May
P&F Mother’s Day Liturgy & Morning Tea (JC) Casual Day (P&F) MC SRC Meeting SC SRC Meeting
Sun 12 May
Milano Cucina Bocelli Caffé Hudsons Coffee Wakefield IGA Adelaide City East Al Forno Wood Ovens
Former CBC parents Gabs and Anna Gabrielli donated their time, ingredients and wood oven not only for the regatta but for the season. Mr Noel Mifsud Principal
2013 School calendar
Week 3 Mon 13 May Tertiary Studies & Career Expo CBCOC Meeting Rec/Year 1/Year 2 Swimming Tues 14 May Blood Donation NAPLAN Tests Rec/Year 1/Year 2 Swimming Sacrament Workshop Spotlight Seminar 4.30 – 5.30pm Wed 15 May Blood Donation NAPLAN Tests Rec/Year 1/Year 2 Swimming Thurs 16 May NAPLAN Tests Rec/Year 1/Year 2 Swimming Gifted and Talented Student Conference, Year 10 - 12, Concordia College Fri 17 May
NAPLAN Tests – catch up Careers Expo Rec/Year 1/Year 2 Swimming Peace Run Ceremony
Sun 19 May
Week 4 Mon 20 May Board Meeting Library & Information Week Tues 21 May JC Photo Day Year 9 Dancing 1.30 – 2.30pm at CBC Bourke Liturgy Blood Donation Friends of Music Meeting
The 2013/2014 Entertainment Book now available from the Finance Office!
may spend another three to four hours each day on homework under close parental supervision.
From The Deputy Principal China Leading Education Globally During the holidays I was fortunate to attend the “Principal and Leaders Study Group” which was a combined DECD and CEO initiative. Mrs Kaylene Barreira also visited China through the “China Bridge” project where she worked with Boshan No. 7 Middle School, Boshan District, Zibo City, Shandong Province and was also involved in a homestay with a local teacher. The teacher from this school will be visiting CBC later this year. Both groups involve working in partnerships with schools in China. CBC has established three partnerships with schools with an agreement of commitment. This includes the school Mrs Kaylene Barreira visited and the partnership I developed with Shanghai No. 8 Senior High School (which is one of the leading schools in the PISA Report) and No. 3 Primary School of Hongjialou, Li Cheng District, Jinan, Shandong Province. The partnerships between both Australian and Chinese schools are to develop and share progressive pedagogies that occur in each country. Overall China’s education performance, at least in cities such as Shanghai and Hong Kong outperform many more advanced countries. Shanghai No. 8 Senior High School that CBC now has a partnership is a leading PISA school. In Shanghai more than 80% of Shanghai’s older secondary students attend after-school tutoring. They
The success of China’s educational reform has been improving the quality of teachers and making sure that teachers are highly regarded; providing information to make schools accountable and giving autonomy to schools and head teachers. Shanghai is the financial centre of China and the No. 8 Senior High School that I visited has over the last decade, systematically re-equipped classrooms, upgraded their school and revamped the curriculum. Staff are trained in more interactive teaching methods and computers are integrated into the learning. About 80% of Shanghai school leavers now go to university compared to an overall average of 24% in China. Last year Shanghai No. 8 Senior High School introduced an experimental boys only class as they believed many boys are said to be losing their masculinity and were scoring not as high as girls in the school. Separation of sexes in schools in China is not part of the cultural norm. Mr Lu Qisheng, who is the principal of the school, is very keen to learn from CBC what approaches we use with boys’ education to improve their learning outcome. Within the schools in China there is a strong culture of excellence for all students to fully exceed in all aspects of their learning whether this is academic, physical, emotional and social development. The principals in Chinese schools spoke extensively about developing “Good habits” these are characteristics that respect their heritage, self-perception, to be outstanding citizens and fully develop their full capacity to excel as learners. These are the same characteristics that we promote for our own students through developing a holistic approach to education. I was totally inspired by the enthusiasm of all students to learn. The teachers continually challenged the students to think laterally through higher order thinking and students would break lessons with playing Chinese chess and engaged in eye exercises throughout the day and participated in twice daily activities involving
both the staff and students. This was a highly organised activity where students and staff exercised different parts of their body to develop fitness, focus on self and to develop a strong sense of community in their school. In all the schools I visited the welcome and hospitality was outstanding from both the students and staff. As a College community there is a great deal we can learn through our partnerships about how we can prepare our students to be effective learners in our global world. Over the past ten years China has undergone enormous reform of their educational system. • Shanghai took first place in the OECD’s global school rankings for reading, maths and science • Shanghai of 21 million has less than 2% of China’s population and generates 12.5% of the country’s income • 84% of teenagers go on to higher education • 80% of pupils have after-school tutors Our students live in a global world where academic capabilities are not assessed locally or nationally but now on a global scale. Both educational systems have much to offer each other and we need to be open to build relationships that allow our students to learn in a changing world. China is a rapidly growing economic country and now plays an important part in our region. Within the next year we are hoping to develop an exchange program where students and staff from both CBC and China can visit each other’s schools.
Mr Shaun Clarke Deputy Principal
Warm Welcome for Australian Teachers in China 14-26 April 2013 Under the outstanding leadership and guidance of Julia Gong, from the Asia Education Foundation and Ludgero Rego, Languages Consultant from the Catholic Education Office, fourteen teachers from Catholic Schools in Adelaide, Mount Gambier and Yorketown, and St Joseph’s and the local Primary School in Port Lincoln, participated in Round 2 of the Australia-China BRIDGE Project. Flying overnight with China Southern, we travelled from Melbourne to Guangzhou, near Hong Kong, and further on to Jinan, about an hour’s bus ride from our destination, Zibo City, Shandong Province. Friendship and enduring educational partnerships were the theme of the Welcome Dinner, hosted by the Zibo Education Bureau. The Professional Learning Programme included an Introduction to Education in China and Shandong Province, Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society and a visit to a local cultural site, the old trading town of Zhoucun. There followed two days of networking and communication to build intercultural understanding between teachers from China and Australia and ICT workshops on Web 2.0 technologies, before heading to our Partner Schools across Zibo City. Following the friendly welcome by the English teachers of Zhangdian No. 8 Middle School, we travelled with our partner teachers to their respective schools, where began a seven day Host School visit and Homestay. Boshan No. 7 Middle School is the Partner School for Christian Brothers College. I am indebted to Principal Qu and Deputy Principal Lu for their warm hospitality and sincere interest in both Australian education and Christian Brothers College, Ms Zheng
Sumei, my Partner Teacher and English interpreter, all the English teachers and most particularly, Zhaoli and her husband, Cuilin, the kindest of Homestay hosts. I hope that later this year, in August or September, the fruits of the educational discussion and practice we enthusiastically shared will be borne in the return visit of staff and student representatives to Adelaide. The programme included weekend opportunities to visit local cultural and historical sites, but my abiding memory is of the warmth of the welcome from the staff, students and the parents whom I met, and the keen desire of everyone to practise English at every opportunity, both in formal classes and informal discussions as we shared meals, travel, a concert and the students’ artistic endeavours, a flag raising ceremony on a chilly Monday morning and an afternoon assembly and parade. We have much to look forward to as we plan the return visit, and I know that our staff and students will provide as friendly a welcome to South Australia as Boshan No. 7 Middle School offered to me, as CBC’s representative. As we take further steps across the bridge of intercultural understanding, may we learn, too, from our Partner School as they travel from Boshan District in Shandong Province to our city school in Wakefield Street. Mrs Kaylene Barreira CBC Representative, Australia-China BRIDGE
5. Ask for help.
From the Counselling Team
This is the single most powerful way to increase your marks. Spend at least 20 minutes of your study time in silence. No texting, music or computer screens. Outcomes improve when you practice in the same conditions you want to perform in. In test conditions or an exam room there won’t be music, mobile phones or computer screens.
Just writing down the ideas that you have makes a powerful contribution to your marks.
Don’t just write down what the teacher writes. Make notes of any ideas you have as well. Never rely only on the worksheets given out by teachers or your own capacity to remember information later.
Just reading your notes over and over again doesn’t really work. Your memory stores information best when you organise or transform it. This means organising your notes so that the main idea is highlighted on each page. Then take your notes and turn them into a flow chart or a mind map or see if you can fit them to a song you know well or make it into a sound recording. The more times you can transform and reorganise the information the more firmly it is remembered.
Writing the main points of the area you are learning helps you to remember them. If you can add in re-organising and transforming them into different formats (drawings, flow charts, podcasts etc.) that makes it even more powerful.
8. Make lists & set priorities.
Make a “to-do” list each week. Write down in your diary the most important things to be done in each subject each week. High scoring students do a little bit on each subject, a lot rather than doing a lot of work on one subject every so often. If you are doing subjects that involve presenting a folio or preparing a presentation, it is still important to do work on the other subject areas.
These are tools that help you to remember information. For example, “Every Good Boy Deserves Fruit” help people remember that EGBDF are the lines of the music staff. The rhyme, “thirty days have September, April, June and November” helps us to remember the calendar. School requires more memory skills than any job you can think of. The best way to remember something is to transform it. If it’s visual put it into words, if it’s verbal, create a picture or graph of it, use lists, acronyms, tables, graphics, and link new information to things you already know. Long-term filing works best if you go right to sleep – the minutes before bedtime are crucial,
12. Set study times
The last method is to decide when you are most alert and to set aside some time at that time of day to study. If you wait until you are in the right mood before beginning to study, you may wait forever.
Re-printed with permission Andrew Fuller (Psychologist) www.andrewfuller.com.au
9. Prepare for class
It increases motivation when we can tick things off lists and when we can see how much we have done.
11. Use memory aides.
7. Write & re-write key points.
2. Organise & transform the information you want to learn.
10. Use you diary and keep a record of how much study you have done.
1. Study in silence.
Teachers want their students to be interested and to do well. You will be amazed if you ask a question how many other people don’t understand it either. If you are really scared about asking questions in class, have a private talk to your teacher about this.
6. Take notes.
How To Increase Your Marks Getting better marks has a lot to do with how you approach studying. The twelve most powerful ways to increase your marks don’t involve you working harder but they do involve you working smarter.
will you have an advantage, it will also make more sense to you as you begin classes on it. Take notes on your own research. If you can, read over your notes before class to re-fresh your memory.
Become knowledgeable about the area you are learning about by doing your own research. If you can learn about the area before you start not only
Ms Jane Gaynor From the Counselling Team
3. Put off pleasurable activities until work is done.
This is a painful one but if you play computer games before you get down to studying, the levels of dopamine in your brain lessen and you will lose the drive and motivation you need to study effectively. Work first, play later.
4. Talk yourself through the steps involved.
One of the things that highly successful students do is to explain out loud to themselves the steps involved in completing a task. This applies to every subject area. By saying out loud, “ First I have to do… Then I have to do…” and so on, any part that you are uncertain about becomes clear and you can then use this to guide where you need to do more.
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Does your child have a sleep problem? The Child and Adolescent Sleep Clinic in the School of Psychology at Flinders University is providing treatment for children (aged 7 to 12 years) who are experiencing at least one of the following:
Where: Centacare, 33 Carey Street, Salisbury Time: 10am to 12noon Cost: Free
Duration: (all dates to be attended) Week 1 Wednesday 5th June 2013 Week 2 Wednesday 12th June 2013 and Week 3 Wednesday 19th June 2013
Refusing to go to bed at night Having trouble falling asleep Waking up and cannot get back to sleep Having trouble waking up or getting out of bed in the morning Often sleeping in their parents’ bed or bedroom
A crèche is also available free of charge. Places fill quickly – please book early. Bookings for the course and crèche are essential. Please contact Centacare on (08) 8250 3694.
Places are limited. For more information, please call 8201 7587.
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Some of the fun activities on the program included, science experiments, laser skirmish, Bikes SA, Rock climbing as well as a visit to the movies to see The Croods, basketball demo’s with visits from a player from Adelaide 36’s, video arcades, many different creative arts activities and much, much more. Our vacation care program is undoubtedly one of the best offered around and we have girls and boys attending as far away as Holden Hill. Be sure to contact our dedicated Directors, Aaron Keal and Peta Kalathias to book your son in for the next holidays.
Mrs Frances Zubreckyj Assistant Principal - Junior Campus
We will pay homage to our Mothers at our liturgy/ assembly morning tea next Friday 10th May 2013 at 9am. Please ensure you RSVP for catering purposes.
Reminders for Weeks Ahead • Dad’s Eyes Only – Mother’s day stalls (Thursday 10th/Friday 11th May) gifts to be bought $5 and under • 1st May 2013 – Whole School photo – Blazers/ winter uniform worn by all • 3rd May 2013 – Feast Day Mass • 7th May 2013 – Junior Campus Smith House Day (wear house shirts)
Term 2, Week 1
• 10th May 2013 – Casual day • 13th May 2013 – 17th May 2013 Year R - 2 swimming • 14th May 2013 – 16th May 2013 Naplan Testing
Year 1 White
Year 5 White
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) @ $55 each
Please complete and return (with payment) to the Senior Campus Finance Office. Payment can be made with cheque (payable to Christian Brothers College) or credit card. For payment information please call 8400 4207.
Entertainment provided on the night: raffles run. Limited tickets available. For information, contact Mrs Margaret Salagaras on 0417 881 446.
Total Money enclosed: $ ..........................................
A huge array of multicultural cuisine will be on offer and bar facilities will be available.
Children (Under 10) @ $5 each
Come and sample a range of foods from all corners of the globe!
6:30pm for 7:00pm start CBC Centenary Gymnasium
Saturday 1 June 2013
Children (Under 18) @ $14 each
• 15th May 2013 – Cyber Safety Parent Forum 6.30pm
Adults @ $20 each
Over the holidays our amazing OSHC Team Directors, Peta Kalathias and Aaron Keal organised some fabulous holiday activities.
Wishing you God’s blessing for the week ahead.
As the boys came to the Junior Campus on the last day they were greeted with all staff wearing an assortment of wigs, just for some fun and for a bit of light heartedness. It made by heart sing when one of our little ones with a smile so big, hugged me and said “Mrs Zubreckyj you are so beautiful just like Niki Minaj.” It’s those moments that remind me why we do what we do. One of the biggest laughs we had was Mr Mifsud donned a particularly bad wig, paying much resemblance to Mr Were. Br Michael and our Junior Campus school captain Patrick Squire also got into the fun spirit of the day, looking every bit a part of Led Zepplin. In the afternoon our Junior Campus boys took part in House activities. It was wonderful to see every boy engaged with boys in the same house. The house activities will bring together our boys in every sense. My sincere thanks must go to Mr Riganese for coordinating and organising the events and Mr Langley for helping to set up the equipment.
Years R-2 students will be attending swimming lessons this term. With the spate of drownings last summer, this is a very important life skill every child living in this country must learn. I am very committed to ensuring we at CBC do our utmost to ensure every boy will have the opportunity to learn to swim.
• Mark le Messurier – Parent Forum, Wednesday 26th June at 7.30-9pm CBC $2 gold coin donation. Not to be missed rsvp to Maria Pinna, Junior Campus
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On the last day of Term 1 we held our Parents & Friends Egg and Bacon Breakfast. Thank you to our parents who were at school at 7am to set up and cook for our boys and the CBC Community. We are so grateful to you. We raised $480 with monies going towards purchasing a portable PA for the Junior Campus.
• International Night 1st June 2013 – Senior Campus Gymnasium, get a table together from your son’s class R-12. A great night out – great food, entertainment. Tickets can be purchased from the Senior Campus, Finance Department
I wish to make a table of .............. people (up to 10).
Welcome back to the start of Term 2. We warmly welcome Euan Bardadyn in Year 5 and his parents to our CBC family. We hope that your time at CBC will be something that you will always cherish.
• 20th May 2013 – Cyber Safety workshops Years 3 – 6 students
Son’s Tutor Group:..........................
Dear Parents/Caregivers and Friends
This term will not doubt be as busy as ever. In the next few weeks SAPOL will be hosting Cyber Safety workshops for all students as well as a parent forum on Wednesday 15th May at 6.30pm. We encourage every parent to attend this forum – if your child has a mobile phone, access to the internet, plays interactive Xbox games etc. then do not miss this session.
• 19th May 2013 – Open day 11-2pm
Assistant Principal - Junior Campus
• 17th May 2013 – Naplan catch up day
Congratulations to the following children who have already completed the challenge: Reception Purple: Johnny O’M, Max P, Rhys T, Rio L
Junior Campus Library I hope that the holidays provided a slight break in the normal routine. The holidays provided me an opportunity to reflect on the busy start to the year. Last term saw the Junior Campus Library achieve training of approximately 30 Year 6 library crew members, inquiry based units with the upper primary classes, processing of a variety of student and teacher resources, roll out of 4 additional laptop trolleys, implementation of a Junior Campus ICT policy, an increase in student borrowing and the development of the library website. The students have also been allocated their Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) sheets. Boys are asked to read 12 developmentally appropriate books as part of the challenge. The younger classes (Reception and Year 1) opt to complete eight of the books in class and then ask families to share the remaining four books. Students are awarded certificates or medals (according to a schedule) for completing the Premier’s Reading Challenge. However, I would like to promote reading and so have provided some incentives. There will be a prize for the class that complete the challenge first. This involves team work as all class members must be supported to finish reading the required 12 books. I will also award a prize to the child in each category (R-2, Year 3-5 and Year 6) who read the most books. Extra PRC sheets are available on top of the non-fiction shelves in the library. Please encourage your child/ren to continue reading and recording. The challenge is an expectation and needs to be completed by August.
Year 3 Purple:
Year 4 Purple:
Lachlan S, Samuel, Joseph U, Kristian D, Michael S, Vincenzo, Daniel E, Rees S
Year 4 White:
Josh H, Aaditya M, Hunter D, Archer
Year 5 White:
Year 6 Gold:
Akok M, James S, Michael K, Louie C, Daniel P, Liam M-C
Year 10 Work Experience
Year 6 Purple:
Year 6 White:
William M, Donovan Y, Kobi M, Yash G
This year, Year 10 Work Experience is occurring earlier than in past years. Consequently, we have already undertaken our planning of this significant event with the Year 10 students. By now, you will have received a letter containing the details of the Work Experience week. Students have also had a year level meeting to introduce the Work Experience program, and they are now undertaking the SACE subject, the Personal Learning Plan (PLP) which incorporates the Work Experience program.
I would also like to acknowledge a small team of volunteers who provide support to me in the library. I appreciate everything they do to help me and ensure that the library runs smoothly. Thank you to Karen Beasley, Katie Gallagher, and Trudie Jackson. We recently upgraded the take home reading materials in the Junior Campus. In addition to school funding we received a very generous donation from the Parents and Friends. These monies have ensured that there has been a complete overhaul of take home reading materials and the purchase of class novel sets. We thank the P&F for their continued support. I would also like to thank Tess Newton and Sherina Azeez for their help in preparing the take home reading materials for the boys. The school holidays saw the completion of a reading project which began over a year ago. My husband and I have been reading the Harry Potter series with our children. Each evening we have been sharing the adventures of Harry and his friends. The children have role-played, built Lego scenes and played their own version of Quidditch on the trampoline. Harry had become an important part of our lives. So as we read the final pages, I found myself very emotional, not because JK Rowling was pulling together the pieces of our protagonists’ lives but because I realised just how much I loved sharing this special time with my family. I encourage you to share the experience of reading with and to your children -- it really is a wonderful opportunity to share special times as well as many adventures. Mrs Caroline Wilson Teacher Librarian – Junior Campus
Canteen Volunteers Still Needed The Junior Canteen is open daily from Tuesday through to Friday and Lisa would love some help! If you are able to assist in the Canteen, please contact Lisa on 8400 4222, ext 118. The Senior Canteen is open Monday to Friday and would also appreciate some help. If you are able to assist, please contact Penny direct on 8400 4240. We greatly appreciate any time you have to spare. Free lunch and coffee on offer! 8
Students need to be working on securing their Work Experience placement over the coming weeks. Their PLP teachers, Work Experience Coordinator and Careers Counsellor are all available to provide support and assistance through this process. The following dates are important dates to put on your calendar; Week 6, Term 2 All Work Experience agreements need to be completed by this date. Week 3, Term 3 (August 5th – 9th) Work Experience placement week. Students can access copies of the Work Experience agreement form from the Work Experience Coordinator’s office, or it can be accessed from the School Portal; log into the portal and scroll to Documents and Forms. The required document is called “Work Place Agreement”.
VET It is important that all parents and caregivers of VET students who need to complete Structured Workplace learning, as part of their VET course are in the process of securing their placements for the year. All parents and caregivers of VET students received a VET Guidelines document last term which outlines the process for organising Structured Workplace Learning. If you have any queries about this process please, contact the VET Coordinator, at the College. Ms Ceinwyn Elleway Cross-Disciplinary Coordinator
Careers Coordinator / Counsellor • Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo (Year 11s & 12s) • Careers Expo (Year 10s) • UMAT dates
Students will have the opportunity to investigate a wide range of options including Fitness, Aviation, Performing Arts, Hospitality and everything in between! All Year 12s are encouraged to attend either on Sunday 12th May 10.00am-4.00pm or on Monday 13th May 9.30am10.30am.
Year 11s will attend from 11.30am on Monday 13th May.
Upcoming Information Sessions
A wide range of seminar topics will also be held, providing valuable information on topics ranging from “applying for Medicine” to “careers in Hospitality Management”. Check the website www.careersevent. com and the advertiser lift-out (coming soon) for further details.
• Upcoming Information sessions
Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo (Adelaide Convention Centre)
The Adelaide Careers & Employment Expo will be held on Friday 18th May at the Wayville Showgrounds. Educators, employers and industry combine to provide a wealth of information and advice on career paths, study options and employment opportunities. Employers such as SA Police, SA Health, Defence Force Recruiting, Master Builders and many more will be in attendance.
This year’s 4th annual Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo provides an opportunity for students wanting to undertake further training and education, or to explore a range of career options. Advice can be obtained on study options, apprenticeship procedures, graduate outcomes and financial support available. Exhibitors include all public SA universities, interstate & overseas universities, TAFE, private education colleges, Defence Force Recruiting; Government agencies and much more.
All Year 10s will attend the Expo, as part of their career exploration which is a component of their PLP this term. Further information will be provided over the next few weeks.
A reminder that the registration deadline is Friday 7th June and the test date will occur on Wednesday 31st July. Go to http://umat.acer.edu.au for further information.
Monday 13th May Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo (see above) Bond University Scholarship Information Seminar: 6.30pm-8.30pm Hilton Adelaide Register www.bond.edu.au/experience Wednesday 15th May Psychology, Social Work & Human Services Career Evening UniSA Magill Campus, Amy Wheaton Building 5.30pm_8.00pm Wednesday 29th May UniSA Career Shop session for Year 10s At CBC. 11.30am - 12.40pm Wednesday 5th June UniSA lunch session for Year 12s Wednesday 12th June Adelaide Uni lunch session for Year 12s Ms Liz Tidemann Careers Coordinator / Counsellor
Then water polo is for you !
ADELAIDE VIKINGSWATER POLO CLUB DEVELOPMENT SQUAD Are you a good swimmer? Do you enjoy team sports? Are you looking for opportunities to compete in club challenges? Then water polo is for you !
Training: Wednesday: Adelaide Aquatic Centre Diving Pool Juniors: 3.45-5pm (U15)
Training: Wednesday: Adelaide Aquatic Centre Diving Pool Juniors: 3.45-5pm (U15)
Trainings start: Term 2 & 3, 2013
Trainings start: Term 2 & 3, 2013
Cost: Pool entry + $20 per term
Cost: Pool entry + $20 per term
Enquiries: Jon Harmer 0417 812 544 http://www.adelaidevikingswaterpolo.asn.au
Enquiries: Jon Harmer 0417 812 544 http://www.adelaidevikingswaterpolo.asn.au
ADELAIDE VIKINGS WATER POLO CLUB DEVELOPMENT SQUAD Are you a good swimmer? Do you enjoy team sports? Are you looking for opportunities to compete in club challenges?
ADELAIDE VIKINGS WATER POLO CLUB DEVELOPMENT SQUAD
ADELAIDE VIKINGS WATER POLO CLUB DEVELOPMENT SQUAD
HLZW in the Volleyball Final HLZW represented Hurley House in the Volleyball finals on the last day of Term 1 after being the most successful team in the intra-house competition in Week 9. Although not victorious on the day, the team played extremely well, losing by just 1 point in the preliminary final! We celebrated anyway with some music and cake at the end of the day! Well done to our team: Rafal Stawicki, Ben Adams, Elijah Shearer and Dylan Barker representing the Middle School, and Aidan Curyer, Harrison Rogers, Sam Wilson, Bradley Squire, Tom Pezos and Murtaza Haidari representing the Senior School, and the rest of the boys who cheered the team on. Mrs Lucyna Zwolski
Kayaking Success for Elliot Santarelli and Matthew Grimwade Term 1 of 2013 was packed full of successful sprinting events and championships for the Under 16 CBC students Elliot Santarelli and Matthew Grimwade. Throughout the term whilst balancing school work loads and assignments, Elliot and Matthew trained daily, sometimes twice or even up to three times each day just to improve fitness and overall performance at regattas. The second national event for the 2012/2013 sprint season called GP2, was held in Nagambi, Victoria at the Nagambi Lakes Regatta Centre. Despite the strong side wind conditions, first year Under 16 CBC paddler Elliot walked away with 4th for the K1 1000m, K1 500m and K1 200m events and second year Under 16 paddler Matthew left with 1st for each of the K1 events. Together in K2 they collected 2nd place for each of the three distances. Matthew also took a spot in the Under 18 K4 200m event, coming 2nd in an age group above what he usually races in. Throughout the term multiple local South Australian Regattas held at the West Lakes Regatta Course helped to improve times and sprinting techniques, which could then be transferred onto the next national event which happened to the be the main championship itself. The build-up in training right before the big event itself was unbelievable. Not only on the water in training were Elliot and Matthew continuously beating their times, but in the gym and with running as well new personal bests were continuously being attained. After 2040.42 KMs of paddling in 238 hours and 51 minutes, 156 hours
in the gym and many more hours spent running in the past year, Elliot and Matthew were ready to take on the national stage.
18 races across the five days it was over. Elliot and Matthew walked away with many personal bests and multiple medals.
The 2012/2013 Australian Canoeing Sprint Championship was held in Perth at the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre. Over 300 athletes from all over Australia competed in this event, including many Olympians that were gold medal winners in London last year. The trip was to be for 7 days and after first arriving the two CBC paddlers were now into the serious business end of competing. Light training as well as race planning took up the first two days of the trip, just to get used to the new conditions and environment. Over the next five days of competing on the presine course Elliot and Matthew did exceptionally well. In each of the K1 events (1000m, 500m and 200m) Elliot and Matthew, just to make an A or B final, had to race in one of four heats and two semifinals to progress. Elliot made each B final and was right up the front coming in very close to the leaders in all his races. Likewise Matthew in the A final was right up there with some of the best paddlers in Australia. Elliotâ€™s K4 1000m crew came 1st with other paddlers from WA and NSW only just edging out Matthew with his crew from NSW and Tasmania in 2nd. Also in K2 Matthew and Elliot together came 4th for the 1000m event. For the 500m and 200m K2 races Elliot and Matthew had different partners from NSW. Elliot did well qualifying for each of the finals and Matthew also did well finishing up 3rd for the 200m event and 5th for the 500m. After
From the Nationals results Matthew Grimwade was selected to compete for Australia at the Olympics Hopefuls Regatta in the Czech Republic later this September and also gained an associate scholarship with the South Australian Sports Institute. Elliot Santarelli was given the second reserve position for his age group and may, if he is lucky, also be travelling overseas to compete for Australia. The 2012/2013 season had been very successful for both Elliot and Matthew but it wasnâ€™t over just yet. At the State Championships held at West Lakes, Matthew despite the horrible headwind finished up his eight races in one day, all with gold medals. Elliot too walked away with five gold and a bronze finishing off the season quite nicely. Training now for the CBC paddlers is beginning already, starting with the long distance/marathon season for Elliot and Olympic Hopefuls sprint training for Matthew. Also this term is was great to see a few new students coming out and giving kayaking a try. It would be great to get more out in Term 4 and giving it a go. Kayaking is a very rewarding sport; you develop great relationships with people as well as gaining an opportunity to not only compete throughout Australia, but overseas as well. Matthew Grimwade Canoe Captain
Christian Brothers College Adelaide Insight Newsletter for Term 2, Week 1, 2013.