Christian Brothers College Newsletter
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Term 2, Week 9
Friday June 28, 2013
Br Michael Flaherty farewelled by the junior students.
Letter from the Public
The College welcomes the following new students: Yi-Yen (Kevin) Liao Year 8 OHFL and Huo-Jui (Ray) Liao – Year 9 OTMC.
Once again I am proud to share with you a letter of affirmation from the public received this week.
We also welcome back Henry Coard Year 11 MPHO.
From The Principal Dear Parents, Friends and Caregivers,
Faith Formation at CBC On Monday and Tuesday Year 12 students participated in retreats at Grange, Semaphore and Largs Bay. The retreat provided time out for staff and students to connect with the presence of Jesus in their lives. On Wednesday a Year 12 Mass celebrated at the College provided the opportunity to prayerfully reflect on the challenges posed in the retreat to go out into the world and live our lives as people of faith with love, justice and humility.
Important Reminder Please remember that the last day of Term Two for the students is Thursday, 4 July.
Child Safety Recent media reports highlight the need for our vigilance of our children. Parents you can assist by being aware of what your child is viewing online, monitoring your child’s use of chat rooms, Facebook and other e-mediums and talking regularly with your child about safety, stranger danger and cyber-awareness. A recent email to schools supports this vigilant approach: “Students and families are reminded to be wary of approaches from strangers, especially when they are unaccompanied or travelling to and from school. If they are approached students should not respond and should not accept offers of rides or gifts. Students should seek the assistance of other nearby adults if they feel unsafe and should report the event to a trusted adult (parent or school staff member) as soon as possible. SAPOL advises that taking out a mobile phone and calling police can deter the offender and they recommend the student making a formal report to their closest police station.”
Our community is accepting and welcoming, fostering right relationships and committed to the common good.
Faith Excellence Community Compassion
I catch the 4:08 Gawler train every afternoon and am aware that if you do not get on early, you will not get a seat due to the large amount of school children occupying the seats. I was pleasantly surprised this afternoon when, for the first time that I know of, two young men vacated their seats so that myself and a lady with a pram could sit down. I would like to say it was great to see, as this is not something that happens very often…
When I read this letter I was reminded of a publication students were given by the Christian Brothers in the 1960s and 1970s called “Gentlemanly Junior”. This booklet outlined areas where students could act with courtesy towards others. Reminders such as; not playing music loudly on public transport, not using offensive or sexist language, standing for elders and pregnant women on buses, trains etc were just some of the salient topics. Whilst some of the examples contained in this publication are now dated, being respectful and being Christian in our actions is just as relevant today. Please continue to discuss with your child the importance of using good manners, respecting the elderly and women in our lives and acting with the behaviour expected of a CBC student.
Sport Each Saturday Deputy Principal Mr Clarke and I attend various CBC sports played by CBC students and when possible we also attend some Old Collegians games.
Counsellor’s Corner Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse Those who have trouble stopping after several drinks or deny they are drinking too much often have symptoms of abusing alcohol. Other symptoms are changes in personality, saying they don’t feel ‘normal’ without a drink, excusing themselves from social gatherings where drink is not present, drinking in the morning or taking less responsibility at home and at work. Family or fellowworkers have to take on more or to cover for them. Absenteeism due to the effects of drinking, ‘blackouts’ where there is no memory of the drinking behaviour and erratic or irresponsible driving due to alcohol intake are additional signs. No one symptom indicates alcoholism. Children begin to avoid the problem drinker out of fear or confusion, spouse pleading, nagging or extracting promises of a change of behaviour or the making of promises to change and breaking them, are further signs of alcohol abuse. Heredity and habits may play a part but for many the drinking covers for feelings such as anger, depression, failure, loneliness, guilt, self-pity or resentment. A drink makes them feel better, at least temporarily, but soon they are left to face the feelings or drink some more. In a family where there is a drinking problem every member suffers. Helping and working with the co-dependent is one successful way to tackle the problem. Acknowledging the problem and seeking help are the first steps to recovery. Br Michael Flaherty Counsellor
I am so impressed by the number of parents, grandparents and siblings who attend matches to support our students. I also note some weeks the welcome presence of our Christian Brothers who attend our matches. This Saturday was bitterly cold and wet, yet this did not deter many spectators who attended over the weekend. Thank you to all who supported our games on Saturday. It was particularly pleasing to see the CBC Old Collegians play on Saturday, coached by CBC staff member Michael Williams, with Groundsman Mr Dion Borrillo goal umpiring and Paddy Clarke (Year 8) running the boundary. Sport at CBC is truly a celebration of our entire CBC community. I thank all who are involved with co-curricula at CBC including sports and non-sporting activities such as chess, debating and the Social Action Group. I thank all coaches and team mangers and continue to encourage you to report each week in our newsletter in a way which affirms our students and respects the dignity and long history of the College. I encourage all students to attend every training session and every game to ensure your contribution is both an individual and a team effort. Finally I commend Mr Buttfield, our Co-curricular Coordinator whose organisation and passion is simply inspiring.
now resides in Singapore. She rang to tell me she reads Michael’s articles via the internet with great anticipation each week and has done so for years. Br Michael has agreed to continue writing these articles as he enters his retirement. On a personal level to have had the wisdom, gentle support and constant affirmation from a colleague principal and Christian Brother was both humbling and a blessing. As Br Michael retires from CBC I am reminded of St Paul’s letter to the Philippians 1:3 which read: I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus. And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
Br Michael on behalf of the entire College community we thank God for your presence among us.
Farewell to Br Michael On Saturday night members of the CBC community said goodbye to Br Michael Flaherty who retires from CBC at the conclusion of this term. Br Michael has had a long and distinguished career at CBC (and Christian Brother Schools across Australia). His CBC career began in 1971 where he served as College Principal until 1976. Michael returned to CBC in 1991 and concluded his long teaching association with CBC as counsellor and story teller in the Junior Campus.
Mr Noel Mifsud Principal
Br Michael’s impact on the academic, spiritual and built environs of the College was significant. He was a progressive educator whose emphasis on relational teaching and inquiry based learning was decades ahead of contemporary educational research and practice.
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
Br Michael’s newsletter articles on the topics of the wellbeing of boys have been well received by parents. A few years ago I received a call from a CBC parent who
Term 2 Fee Reminder CBC has a policy of forwarding family accounts to Mercantile Credit Management (our debt collectors) when school fees are in arrears and/or a mutually acceptable payment arrangement is not in place with the College. You are always welcome to discuss your financial situation with the Business Manager Mr Frank Scali. If you have any queries please contact The Finance Office on 8400 4207.
From The Deputy Principal Br Michael Flaherty: A Man Of Vision And Dedication To Education
Next week Br Michael Flaherty cfc will be retiring after many years at Christian Brothers College as College Counsellor and former Principal. His teaching career encompasses 65 years where he taught at the following schools: Christian Brothers College, Dunedin, New Zealand (1949 – 1954); St Joseph’s Christian Brothers College, Warrnambool (1955 – 1962); St Joseph’s College, Geelong (1963 – 1966); St Kevin’s College, Toorak (1967 – 1968); Rostrevor College (1969 – 1970); Christian Brothers College, Adelaide (1971 – 1976); studying overseas (1977 – 1978); St Paul’s College, Gilles Plains (1978 – 1979); St John’s College, Whyalla; member of the Holy Spirit Province Congregational Team (1985 – 1990) and Christian Brothers College, Adelaide (1991 – 2013). As a former student at Christian Brothers College I recall Br Michael Flaherty being appointed as Principal of the college in 1971. He replaced Br John Bourke and was instrumental in the construction of a new building (O’Brien Building) that would run along Ifould Street and would comprise of eight classrooms, a library, canteen, laboratories, lecture theatre and school toilets. The building cost some $245,000 and I recall walking from the Junior School as a Year 5 student seeing the building slowly being constructed -- the first building that was constructed at CBC since the early 1960s. Br Flaherty also developed in 1971 the administrative centre of the college by using the undercroft of Bourke building which still exist today. The college for almost 100 years had the sports of football, tennis, cricket, handball, athletics, rowing and gymnastics. Br Michael during his time as Principal introduced new sports into the college co-curricula that included hockey, soccer and canoeing. These new sports were guided by a Sports Council that was established by Br Michael consisting of parents who promoted and organised coaches for the various sports in the school. Br Michael has always been a progressive educationalist whose focus and concern has always been on improving learning outcome and meeting the needs of all students. In 1971 at the 93rd annual Speech Night, Br Michael Flaherty stated the following in his public address:
Change is no new feature of education but it has been accelerated in the past decade. Change is normal, healthy and to be expected. One would fear, in fact, an educational system which shows no evidence of change, for without change, stagnation and irrelevance would result. In all subject fields there has been a knowledge explosion of such portion that within a short period much previously acquired knowledge may become irrelevant, necessitating continual re-education. Education is no longer just acquiring knowledge, but knowing how to acquire it, how to adapt it, how to evaluate it, how to reject what becomes irrelevant.
This address was written over 40 years ago and still is relevant to education today. Whilst being Principal, Br Michael introduced the development of general studies (humanities) realising the importance of integrating studies collectively together and reducing the different number of teachers the students had in the lower secondary. He was also aware that in the early 1970s schools were changing, students were staying longer at school and some students who reached the senior classes were not academically inclined and he saw the need to introduce elective courses such as drama, photography and personal budgeting to provide subjects that would interest the students. In his Speech Night address he also stated: Now in the early 70s the pendulum is swinging towards general studies courses and individual programs which are rapidly gaining in popularity as teachers arrive at a deeper understanding of what these courses are attempting to achieve. They attempt to cater properly for all students, regardless of their eventual educational destination. This is one of the major challenges to schools today.
During Br Michael’s time as Principal he introduced also the Student Representative Council whose focus was on the concern of the fellow students rather than the disciplinary approach of the previous Prefects. The early 70s also saw the gradual increase in lay teachers that increased in 1976 from 10 to 17 staff which resulted in fees increasing from $42 - $80 range to $80 - $110 per term. The college has been blessed with Br Michael’s presence both as a Principal (1971 – 1976) and counsellor (1991 – 2013). He has been a gifted educationalist and has brought with him great wisdom, faith and passion for the needs of every student in our school. He has been an inspiration to the entire College community and a loyal friend to us all. In his final speech as Principal at Christian Brothers College in 1976 he stated: My concern for the future is that Christian Brothers College does not become exclusive in any way and that all who wish to come to CBC and who accept our basic philosophy can and will be accepted.
His vision for our college still continues today. To Br Michael thank you for your open heart, your passion for the students and staff and being a friend to us all. May you enjoy your retirement and know you are always welcome back to the CBC community. Live Jesus in our Hearts Forever.
2013 School calendar Week 10 Mon 1 July
NAIDOC Week Music visit – Leigh Creek
Tues 2 July
NAIDOC Week Music visit – Leigh Creek Senior School Assembly P&F Meeting Parent Literacy Forum
Wed 3 July
NAIDOC Week Music visit – Leigh Creek
Thurs 4 July
NAIDOC Week Music visit – Leigh Creek Reports sent home (SC) Term Two concludes
Fri 5 July
Student free day Senior Formal – Wine Centre
Term 3, Week 1 Mon 22 July
Student Free Day
Tues 23 July Term 3 Commences SAPOL Presentation – Year 8 at 11.50am Year 9 Respectful Relationships (Bourke & Walsh) – L 5 Wed 24 July Thurs 25 July Fri 26 July
SAPOL Presentation – Year 9 at 11.20am Year 9 Respectful Relationships (Bourke & Walsh) - L 4 & 5
Week 2 Mon 29 July Tues 30 July Vietnam immersion meeting (SMC) Senior School Academic Assembly (Bourke) Wed 31 July
Philippines Information Evening
Thurs 1 Aug
JC R-6 Parent/Teacher Interviews
Fri 2 Aug
Maths Comedy Performance – Year 8 at 9.30am SAPOL Presentation – Year 11 at 11.20am
Full Term Planner is available at www.cbc.sa.edu.au
Book now for the OSHC Vacation Care Programme. OSHC available during pupil free days! Please contact OSHC (8400 4265) for further details.
Uniform Shop Holiday Trading hours The Uniform Shop will close for the holidays on Friday 5 July. Holiday Trading Mon 8 July - Thurs 18 July - Closed Fri 19 July - Open 8.30am - 5.00pm Mon 22 July - Closed for Staff PD
Mr Shaun Clarke Deputy Principal
Normal trading hours resume: Wednesday 24 July INSIGHT
Science Reference Centre Database This week I would like to highlight the Science Reference Centre which is another excellent resource available through the Library website. The library website is located under the ‘My Resources’ tab on the home page of the College portal. If students are requiring scientific information for research or general interest then the Science Reference Centre database is worth searching. The database is accessible from the library website’s ‘Databases’ page found under the ‘Research Library’ tab. The Science Reference Centre provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science content from encyclopedias, reference books and journals. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Students are also able to browse topics by category and have quick access to science experiments, images, videos and helpful research guides. The
following resources are available in full text: • • • •
Science Journals Science Reference Books Science Encyclopedias Full-Length Biographies
The information stored in this database is not usually available by searching the Internet as it is a paid service, so it is important to know how to access it. A careful selection of search terms to begin with, and narrowing down search results by date and subject will generally result in a more efficient search. Articles can be saved, emailed or printed. Please contact me if you would like a more information. Ms Sandra Mason Head Librarian
f f If I have seen further it is by standing on the Paul McGuire Library shoulders of giants. – Isaac Newton (1643-1727) PLEASE GET BEHIND MY RIDE AND SUPPORT BIKE 70 ON THIS YEARS VARIETY V2 MOTORCYCLE RUN ‐ 2013.
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PLEASE VISIT: www.variety.org.au Click on Donations In the comments section please write V2213/Bike 70 Walk away knowing you’ve helped a Sick, Disadvantaged or Special needs kid. PLEASE GET BEHIND MY RIDE AND SUPPORT BIKE 70 ON THIS YEARS VARIETY V2 MOTORCYCLE RUN ‐ 2013.
BE A PART OF THE BREAKFAST BBQ PLEASE VISIT: www.variety.org.au SENIOR SCHOOL WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE 2013 7.30am – 8.30am JUNIOR SCHOOL THURSDAY 4 JULY 2013 7.30am – 8.30am Click on Donations In the comments section please write V2213/Bike 70 Walk away knowing you’ve helped a Sick, Disadvantaged or Special needs kid.
BE A PART OF THE BREAKFAST BBQ SENIOR SCHOOL WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE 2013 7.30am – 8.30am
Assistant Principal - Junior Campus Dear Parents/Caregivers and Friends Much has happened this term and it has nearly ended just as busily as it started. This week we farewelled at a liturgy / assembly our much loved Br Michael Flaherty. Br Michael has been connected to Christian Brothers College for over 42 years and as we honoured, this gracious, gentle and humble man, the boys in all year levels from R-6 gave him the send-off he so deserved in forming a guard of honour. We salute this wonderful man and he will always be a big part of who we are as a college. I thank God for giving Br Michael to us as our cherished friend, for all that he is, all that he has given to CBC over the years and all that we are because of him. Thank you to everyone who sent in gifts and donations as well as everyone who paid homage to Br Michael, I thank you.
On Wednesday evening 26/6 we also had Mark Le Messurier speak at our Parent Forum. We are constantly trying to provide information sessions to our parents on varying topics – so if you know of engaging speakers please pass on their details to me. Next term we plan to hold a Parents Literacy Forum to educate parents on building literacy skills at home. One not to be missed. I am always forever grateful when parents email me about programmes that could help other families. One such email came my way last week. This may be helpful to many of our families or someone you know. We have a number of students who are on the spectrum, Asperger’s or autism, or is close with no formal diagnosis.
On the last day of school, Thursday 4 July the boys will have a fun House Activity day to conclude an action packed term. All boys are to wear their house tops on this day. Wishing you God’s blessings for the week ahead.
Reminders 4 July Thursday Last Day of Term 2 – usual dismissal time. 5 July Friday
22 July Monday Pupil Free Day 23 July Tuesday Term 3 Commences 26 July Friday
In Term 3 a pilot programme will be launched to encourage children in sport in a non–threatening way. Please log on to http://dreamstartsocceracademies. com.au/fun-kik/ to register your child’s interest. Please join your sons and JC Staff on the last day of school on Thursday 4 July for an egg and bacon breakfast. Gates will open at 8am with all proceeds going towards Variety Club Bike Run – Cancer Research for Kids.
Pupil Free Day
St Vinnies Winter Sleep out Year 6 SAG students and Senior Campus students
Mrs Frances Zubreckyj Assistant Principal - Junior Campus
Mr Paul Zitis, will bring in his Harley Davidson and has promised to take me for a ride around the block – I cannot wait!
Homelessness Winter Appeal The Winter Appeal is a time when we focus on how fortunate we are, and that other men, women and children, however, live on the streets of Adelaide. In the coming weeks, in conjunction with St Vincent de Paul, we ask all members of the community to please bring: jumpers, jackets, beanies, scarfs, blankets and nonperishable canned food.
Term 2, Week 9 Reception Purple Rio Lavrencic Reception White Cooper Fowler Year 1 Purple
Year 2 Purple
Year 3 Purple
The Winter Appeal will conclude at the end of the second week of Term 3. For those interested in participating in the Sleepout, it’s on Friday 26 July (Week 1, Term 3) - collect forms from Mrs Barton (Senior Campus) or Ms Gray (Junior Campus) at the front desk and return to Mr Flynn by Wednesday 24/7.
Year 3 White
Year 4 Purple
Year 4 White
Making a difference together!
Year 5 Purple
Mr Hilary Flynn Christian Service / Values Education Coordinator
Year 5 White
Year 6 Gold
Year 6 Purple
Year 6 White
Daniel Tran, William Moten
Chan Chan Chin
I sincerely thank those students and staff who have already been so generous with their donations and have made such a meaningful difference in the lives of people who desperately need our help.
Fantastic fun at the Middle School Social at the Fogolar Furlan Centre, Felixstow. A great atmosphere, top crowd and heaps of money raised. Thank you to all the teachers and students who joined in to make it a top night. Special thanks to Mr. Hamilton, the Social Action Group, Jono Roesler, DJ and Sam Briggs who filmed the event. Mr Paul Hicks Teacher
THANK YOU BROTHER MICHAEL
From the Counselling Team Stress And The Young Mind… N.U.T.S. By Michael C Nagel PhD In the most recent Generation Next newsletter, Michael Nagel discusses the powerful chemicals that drive stress responses in the mind and body which can be very detrimental to young people. Stressors are highly individualistic in nature but engage similar physiological responses once the brain recognises something as stressful. Michael Nagel provides strategies from early recognition of these stressors to providing some simple tips as to how to manage them when they present. • Young people are more vulnerable to the debilitating effects of stress due to their developing brain and lack of skills for dealing with stress. • Stressed children and adolescents cannot learn. • Prolonged or chronic stress can result in long term social, emotional and intellectual difficulties as well as actually changing structures in the brain.
One of the first things we can do is recognise that young people and adults view the world and ‘stressors’ very differently. Quite often adult perspectives do not align with a young person’s view of what is stressful and as such communication is a must. Young people internalize stress differently and as such it is very important to remember that stress is in the eye of the beholder. Moreover, it is important to recognise that young people of all ages do stress and we do not often see the signs or we shrug them off as something ‘they will get over’. To that end it is critical to bear in mind that communication is key and that we watch and listen with intent. Young people are not always good at articulating the nature of what might be stressing them but their body language always gives things away…negative facial mannerisms, lethargy, anxiety, fear, prolonged sadness or depression are tell-tale signs of stress. Secondly, do not pass on your stress to others. Young people are very perceptive and their own stress levels can be exacerbated when their parents or the important adults around them are stressed. Concurrently, most young people also learn how to deal with stress from following the examples their parents and other role models display. Young people need to be taught how emotions work and how to diminish feelings of anger and frustration and as such they will mimic the
Who’s In Charge? A 7 week course for parents whose children are abusive towards them This course is for parents of children between 8 and 18 who feel constantly challenged by their children’s behaviour. The course is based on the work of Eddie Gallagher and aims to: Reduce parent’s feelings of isolation Challenge parent’s feelings of guilt Create belief in the possibility of change Explore anger, both children’s and parents’ Develop safety plans for families Help parents to look after themselves Clarify boundaries of acceptable and unacceptable behavior Examine strategies for creating consequences for unacceptable behavior Reinforce progress and provide emotional support
Venue Greenwith Community Centre The Golden Way, Greenwith (Opposite Anare St) Cost A gold coin donation per session is requested for cost of venue
Dates (all sessions to be attended) Session 1 – Thursday 1st Aug 2013 Session 2 – Thursday 8th Aug 2013 Session 3 – Thursday 15th Aug 2013 Session 4 – Thursday 22nd Aug 2013 Session 5 – Thursday 29th Aug 2013 Session 6 – Thursday 5th Sep 2013 Session 7 – Thursday 12th Sep 2013
Duration 9.30am – 12.00pm Bookings essential, please contact Centacare on 8250 3694. Please note that a crèche is NOT available for this group. This project is funded by Government of South Australia Department for Families and Social Inclusion.
behaviour of the adults around who display those same emotions.
Equally important to remember is that in order for the brain to start a stress response it must deem a situation to be Novel and/or Unpredictable and/or Threatening and/or beyond one’s Sense of control. Therefore a key questions must be what can be done to ensure that the young people around us do not go N.U.T.S. with stress?
Finally, combating stress is not as difficult as it may seem. Some of the simplest ways to counteract stress include regular exercise, healthy eating, plenty of sleep and the fostering of positive social relationships. Couple those simple remedies with a home environment that is safe, secure, respectful and loving and the powerful hormones involved with stress are less likely to be anything more than a minor discomfort. Remember, healthy social and emotional development is a precursor not only to academic achievement but also to a life devoid of serious physical and mental illness. In this sense, parents and those who work with young people should do everything possible to ensure that children feel safe, secure, loved and able to get help when they need it. So don’t stress, just do what you can to help young people and yourselves diminish the chances of going N.U.T.S. Dr Michael C Nagel is an Associate Professor in the School of Science and Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast. He teaches and researches in the areas of cognition, behaviour and learning and human development and early learning. Re-printed with permission.www.generationnext.com.au Ms Jane Gaynor From the Counselling Team
Keeping The Roof Over Your Head Today – Tomorrow – The Future Easing the Pressure
Three free sessions for tenants and homeowners Centacare’s Wodli program is offering a course for people who are facing difficulty in maintaining tenancies or home ownership due to personal or financial circumstances. All you need to know about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant to give you the tools to keep your property. Are you feeling constantly challenged by conflicts in the home? Develop clear boundaries and look after yourself. Take control of your financial commitments.
Giveaways at each session Where: Centacare - Emmaus House 33 Carey Street, Salisbury Time: 9.30am – 12noon Cost: Nil
Duration: (all sessions to be attended) Session 1 – Wednesday 14th August Session 2 – Wednesday 21st August Session 3 – Wednesday 28th August
A crèche is also available free of charge. Bookings for the course and crèche are essential. Please contact Centacare on 8250 3694
Luke Curtale on his award for Best Speaker of the evening. We look forward to Round 3’s film topic this week, when we take the negative against Mary MacKillop College Blue 10. Mrs Kaylene Barreira Coach
BASKETBALL Open A Basketball Concordia 46 defeated CBC 37 The Open As went into round 6 undefeated and were in the groove. However, Concordia had been a bogie side for CBC for many years and this year would again prove to be a tough task. The game started tightly with teams trading baskets. A couple of perimeter baskets took us into the break with a one point lead. Unfortunately this was when the game began to turn. Concordia began to dominate us inside, making plenty of easy baskets and forcing turnovers at the other end. At halftime we trailed 23 - 18. Despite playing some energised basketball in the 3rd, we couldn’t buy a basket. It felt as though we missed layup after layup and unfortunately could only manage 2 points in the quarter. An emotional lift was needed and luckily it arrived in Mr Jalleh. We dominated the final quarter and worked our way back into the game, cutting an 18 point deficit back to 3. The next play saw a tough 3 attempt just rim out, followed by a made outside shot from Concordia and that was all she wrote. An inspired 4th quarter was not enough to make up for a half of poor basketball and eventually we went down 37 - 46. Luckily we will get another shot at Concordia in the knockout finals in August, where I’m sure the boys will be able to turn it around. Mr Chris Mellow Coach
Junior E Basketball Glenunga B Team 37 defeated CBC 31 With only 4 players, the Junior E team put up an admirable fight. Excellent sportsmanship was shown by the Glenunga boys as they offered one of their own to play on the CBC side – and their best player at that! Congratulations to Joshua Hogben on his two 3-pointers! Ms Sarah English Coach
Year 10 Debating CBC Purple defeated William Light School Blue Year 10 Debaters were imaginary Board Members of Young Artists Australia, deciding on the successful recipient of a $10,000 grant for display in the Art Gallery of South Australia. On the basis of artistic merit and value, the Board chose in favour of a ‘dead horse work’ (previously prepared by a taxidermist), in preference to a painted portrait of a familiar Australian. In Round 2 of Debating SA’s competition on Wednesday 5 June at Adelaide High School, CBC Purple 10 took the affirmative against William Light School Blue 10. Jacob opened our debate, arguing that the public enduring, fascination with the horse would encourage interest among Gallery visitors to such an exhibit, and that the multi-faceted art of taxidermy should be endorsed by galleries as well as museums. Luke continued to press and expand upon these points, focusing on the legendary standing of equine icons from ancient to modern times. Michael effectively rebutted the opposition argument that Facebook commentators took exception to the ‘dead horse’ exhibit in the Art Gallery of SA on the animal liberation grounds and questioning the technical skill of the taxidermist and the suitability of the art form for public galleries. David very competently chaired proceedings, making the audience welcome and encouraging all debaters. We thank the boys for their thoughtful preparation and skilful performances to elicit their second win of the season. Congratulations, too, to
football Year 10 Football PAC 10.2 (62) defeated CBC 6.6 (36) Best Players: Bielby, Strange, Daly, Crisanti, Mastrangelo, Johansen, Kern Goal Scorers: Bojovic (2), Tully, Nicholson, Bielby, Perpetua (1) CBC entered another challenging game with key players missing due to injury or illness. We then lost our fabulous full-back Chris Boffo to injury early in the first quarter which left our team with just 17 players while we waited for a late arrival. CBC opened the game very well, applying a very physical style of football that put PAC on the back foot. The scores were level at quarter time. The second quarter was quite even but PAC were able to score goals to the scoring end in wet conditions. We went in at half time 11 points down. CBC dominated the third quarter. The ball spent 80% of the time forward of centre but in difficult conditions we scored points instead of goals. We entered the last change 8 points down. In the final quarter PAC had the scoring end and extended their lead, going on to win by 20 points despite a consistent and valiant effort from all CBC players. Tom Bielby and Trent Daly shared rucking responsibilities and were outstanding, repeatedly giving Jack Strange first use of the ball. Adrian Mastrangelo repeatedly repelled PAC’s thrusts forward from half-back. Austin Crisanti’s tackling was superb, as was his long kicking. Luke Johansen found space on his wing and was well fed by Crisanti and Mastrangelo. Alex Kern, in his second game for CBC, was excellent on the last line of defence. This week we have a replay match against Rostrevor at home. Earlier this season we matched Rostrevor away but their accuracy on goal was the difference. We are able to win this week provided we play a consistent and accurate four quarters. Mr Matthew Crisanti Coach
Year 9B Football
beat the stronger teams. We cannot rely on 2 or 3 players to kick all the goals. Sam Daniele was superb against his old team. Whether in the pivot or resting in the forward line kicking 3 goals, his effort around the ball when it had to be won, was first class. Dylan Barker, like Sam picked up many possessions on the ball, yet was even more dominant in the forward line where he kicked 4 goals. We were dominant in ruck with James Callahan clearly winning most of the ruck contests. Not only that, his work around the ground was terrific, finishing with 2 goals. Lewis Cockram played his best game for the season, beating his opponent and creating many attacking options from defence. Wil Strange also played his best game, kicking 3 goals and creating havoc for the opposition in our forward lines. Harrison Webb gets pummelled every week from much bigger opponents, yet he continues to get many contested possessions and reads the play very well. His two goals were both as a result of the pressure he puts on the opposition defenders. Anthony Zito provided a focal point in our forward line with his superior speed, attack on the ball and determination to hold the ball in our forward zone. James Ridgewell’s attack on the ball was inspirational. Time and time again he beat his opponent to the ball or threw himself into contests in order to stop the opposition’s attacking moves. Lachlan Matthias won many possessions on the wing and his willingness to attack every contest and drive the ball deep into our forward line was a delight to watch. Zac Robey played an attacking role from the defence; he attacked the ball flat out and drove CBC forward on numerous occasions. Ryan Heffernan was a ‘brick wall’ across half-back; he reads the play so well and knows when to run off his opponent. Oscar Kacic attacked the ball fiercely in defence and more importantly won many contested possessions. Jack Tavian was a real target in our forward line; he attacked the ball strongly and set up several scoring opportunities. Adam Hirniak in his first game for the As was very good in defence; his tackling and reading of the play was impressive. Dillon Hale and Bradman Bennett (in his first game) both attacked the ball well and caused several turnovers. Wayne Mason and Yianni Briggs tried very hard and supported their teammates on many occasions. Right from the first bounce, our intensity at the contest was first class; players were throwing themselves in to gather the ball and our tackling was very pleasing. Players were prepared to run past for the handball; shepherd; block and outnumber their opponents at every contest. Apart from a quiet patch in the third quarter, we won every quarter on the scoreboard, showing what can be achieved when each CBC player sets out to beat his opponent and supports his teammates. Our aim this week is to win consecutive games and finish off the term on a positive note. Well done to all players! Mr Peter Tippins Coach
St Ignatius defeated CBC
Prep B Football
Best Players: Alex, Michael Severino, Callum Moore, Ben, Riley Egan The team was defeated by a very competitive opposition this week. However despite the loss all boys remained competitive right until the final siren. As the season progresses it will be important for the team to play for each other and continue their competitive spirit. Good effort boys. Mr Jerome Teakle Coach
Rostrevor 8.16 (64) defeated CBC 0.0 (0)
Year 8 Football CBC 16.10 (118) defeated Blackfriars 2.2 (14)
Best Players: Bailey Salvemini, Jack Bourke, John Zito The team put in another good performance defensively in wet, tough conditions. We got numbers around the stoppages and continued to work hard on contested possession and pressuring our opponents. We kept them goalless in the second quarter and were only down a few goals at half time. We tried to move the ball quickly, but found scoring difficult. The game was highlighted by some great defensive efforts including leaving opponents to cover other players, smothering, chasing and tackling. The teams effort cannot be questioned. Mr Vincent Rignanese Coach
Goal Scorers: D Barker (4), S Daniele, W Strange (3), J Callahan, H Webb (2), J Tavian, A Zito (1) Best Players: All played well! In a game played in very wet and slippery conditions, CBC recorded its second win for the season. To record a 104 point win in those conditions epitomised the overall team effort of the CBC players. You don’t win by that much, with only a few contributors. For the first time this season we had 7 different goal scorers, which is what we need to INSIGHT
Year 4/5 Football Goodwood/Unley 6.3 (39) defeated CBC 1.8 (14) A tough day at the office for the boys this week, the rain didn’t ease up and it was a heavy field. CBC got off to a great start with a good 1st quarter. They possessed the ball for most of the quarter and looked to have control of the Goodwood/Unley talls. Goodwood/Unley fired up in the second and kicked back into the game but didn’t look to run away with it as the CBC boys held firm as they do so well. This week was tougher than normal with at least 2 of our tall defenders out for term 2. The 3rd quarter was close as well with Goodwood/Unley kicking only 1 point more than CBC. The last saw Goodwood/Unley kick away a bit but CBC defended brilliantly. Apart from the specifics of the game I would like to mention how good our squad has become so far this season regardless of the final scores, here is the evidence. Today we played a squad that has 4-5 Year 5 players in it and CBC has none -- both teams had 9 scoring shots and Goodwood/Unley have kicked 11 goals in previous games but only 6 today. My take on these stats is that pound for pound the squad of Year 4s in this CBC team are one of the best in the competition. Something to be very proud of! Well done all. Next week is carnival day so we will get to play several teams over the day. Goal Scorers: Matthew Cerone (1) Best Players: Matthew Adams, Matthew Cerone and Archer Lowman Thanks to Scott and Barry for helping and Cosi/Wendy for the oranges again. Mr Steve Brooks Coach
HOCKEY Open Hockey CBC 10 defeated Trinity College 1 On a wet, cold and windy morning out at Golden Grove Hockey Centre an undermanned team from CBC stood up to the challenge and played like champions. The boys showed their true character the way they conducted themselves on the field, playing to their best despite only having 7 players. It was a real display of teamwork and selflessness, where they boys were able to share the goals around so that everyone was involved. Keep up the good work! Mr Joel Langley Coach
rugby Under 16 Rugby CBC defeated Westminster (forfeit) Westminster forfeited their game against the CBC U16 rugby team. The forfeit was a disappointment to the team, but allowed the team to rest up for club competition on the weekend. CBC have secured top position on the U16 premiership ladder, and progressed through the season undefeated. By placing 1st on the ladder, we secure home ground advantage in the grand final. Our competitors PAC and Pembroke, both currently equal second, battle it out tonight, with the winner earning the right to play CBC in the Grand Final. Mr John Absolon Coach
Soccer Open A Soccer St Michael’s 3 defeated CBC 2 Goal Scorers: Christian Pizzino, Antonio Labbozzetta Best Players: Carmine Alvaro, Nick Delaat, Antonio Labbozzetta A very frustrating game as a spectator and perhaps even more frustrating as a player. St Michael’s were a good opponent but we were the better team on the day. CBC played with strength and conviction. Christian fought through a good defence and with pure skill and strength he pounded the back of the net with an outstanding goal. That put us equal at 1 each. Soon after, with some very intelligent and thoughtful play the ball was switched to the right were Antonio was steaming down the wing and found himself in a brilliant position and slotted one straight past the keeper. That put us 1-up however St Michael’s managed to score 2 more and with not much time left on the clock the game was out of reach of CBC. Mr Chris Dolan Coach
Open B Soccer CBC 5 defeated Sacred Heart 1 Goal Scorers: Murtaza (4), Hamid (1) Best Players: Murtaza, Mardaral Almost a perfect game from the Open Bs against determined opposition. Sacred Heart scored first and led for most of the first half, but we kept our cool and did not panic which was most pleasing. Reward came just before half-time with a penalty calmly slotted away by Murtaza. We re-grouped at half-time and opted for an admirable three man defence of Mardaral, David and Damien, giving the rest of the team licence to roam forward. In the second half we hit four great goals and totally overran Sacred Heart. Thanks to all 13 players on the day. Every player contributed to a great result. Mr David Bocock Coach
Year 10B Soccer Mercedes College 4 defeated CBC 1 The first half was a very close game with the score of 1-1. CBC was able to apply pressure and demonstrate great technical ability, which really challenged the Mercedes side. It was a great effort from all the boys in the team. Mr Mehdi Bayani Coach
Year 6A Soccer CBC 4 defeated St Michael’s 3 A fantastic game by our CBC boys in every sense. The weather was not helping by deciding to pour down with freezing cold wind and rain all morning and it continued throughout the game. The pitch became quite waterlogged but it did make for some great sliding tackles by both teams. St Michael’s came out strong but CBC quickly dominated possession all round. Every boy played their part in performing to the best of their ability in attack and defence, with goals to Isaac Gianetta and another hat-trick to Daniel Bressan. Isaac was particularly brilliant on the day and earned Man of the Match for his constant work at all aspects of the game, resulting in a goal as well. We were not only pleased with the result but everyone thoroughly
enjoyed the quality of the team’s play, which ended with a rousing School Song in celebration. CBC is still undefeated. Great performance boys! Ms Aly Barrass and Mr Flavio Bressan Coaches
table tennis Year 9 Table Tennis CBC vs Marryatville High This week we competed against Marryatville High School and as always the boys demonstrated great sportsmanship, welcoming their opponents to our community. The boys steely focus however was clearly compromised, with the joy and excitement of the pending Middle School Social that evening. Could this be true, a greater love than table tennis? Surely not! All jokes aside our Year 9 A Team – Aaron Norris, Michael O’Malley, Daniel Wallace and Sean Dearman played their hearts out realising some close loses and a couple of good wins, particularly that of Daniel Wallace. The Year 9 B Team – Lucos Ktoris, Alex Racz, Phillip Kim, Basil Dimopoulos and Leon Kasperski realised great success winning five out of the six games they played. A fantastic effort! For the next couple of weeks Mr Buttfield who clearly can see the potential in these wonderful young men has organised a professional table tennis coach to provide some tips on the finer points, strategy and skills of the game. We thank Mr Buttfield for organising this valuable learning opportunity for us each Tuesday morning for the next couple of weeks. On Friday we board the bus and will travel to Mercedes College. We look forward to the new challenge especially with the extra coaching in our court. Mrs Caroline Clarke Coach
Year 8 Table Tennis CBC vs St Paul’s College CBC’s Year 8 Table Tennis teams visited St Paul’s College this week. The boys were challenged by a large team facing new opposition in each game as they changed players in and out. In a whirlwind set of matches with the entire completion over in a brief 40 minutes, CBC played fast and enthusiastically. Team A faced tough competition this week managing to win 2 out of 6 games. Team B worked hard for an excellent result of 5 out of 6 matches. Ms Jie Zhu Coach
2013 July Vacation Care Program Monday July 8th
Tuesday July 9th
Wednesday July 10th
Thursday July 11th
Turn the Performing Arts Centre into an aquarium!
Monday July 15th
Footy on session with the top David from oval Pure Funk
Tuesday July 16th
Wednesday July 17th
comic book or
Thursday July 18th
Didgeridoo Ben’s makin’ music Friday July 19th
SPLIT THE DAY BETWEEN THE SENIOR CAMPUS AND JUNIOR CAMPUS! SC: Basketball and
The world game ...
Make & paint a
jewellery S c r a p b o o k i n g Arcade Games
Multicultural B R E A K I N ’ FOOD DAY! BEATS!
Quizzes & b o a r d g a m e s Hip-Hop
We will have a picnic lunch on the top oval!
Friday July 12th
LIFE SIZE ART, CRAFT & GAMES! Ar cade Gam es
gym games!!! JC: Crafty Cats & Glee Club Karaoke!!! Make & eat banana-split!
July 2013 Vacation Care Programme WHAT'S ON? PROGRAMME DETAILS: WEEK ONE Monday July 8th: Under the Sea! AT SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Under the Sea themed activities, including turning the Performing Arts Centre into an aquarium! LUNCH: We will be taking our lunches to the Top Oval for a picnic and play- weather permitting! Tuesday July 9th: At the movies EXCURSION: Movies. All children will have a choice of seeing either Monsters University or Despicable Me 2 LOCATION: Greater Union- Arndale Cinema TRAVEL DETAILS: Charter Bus DEPARTURE TIME: 9.00am ARRIVAL BACK AT SCHOOL: 2.30pm DRESS CODE: Weather appropriate shoes and clothing LUNCH/SNACKS: Please provide lunch & snacks for the whole day SPENDING MONEY: $5.00 combo deal- soft drink or water, and small popcorn -Please no other spending money AT SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Handball competitions, including prizes for various categories Wednesday July 10th: I-Play Day! AT SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: -If parents/care givers permit, children are welcome to bring along electronic game devices to play during their day. *Please ensure that all devices are labelled. -Footy themed games on the Top Oval including Marks-Up, goal kicking competitions and prizes for accuracy, distance and other categories Thursday July 11th: Breakin’ Beats! INCURSION: David from PURE FUNK DANCE will be offering a Hip-Hop class to teach us some funky dance moves and choreography. AT SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Dance choreography and a dance battle including prizes for all
movers and groovers! Friday July 12th: Multicultural Food Day CATERED LUNCH: OSHC staff will be a providing a multicultural themed lunch for everyone, aiming for a healthy and
balanced meal that represents regions from around the world. Dishes include: Damper, Kangaroo sausages, Moroccan lamb Tagine and couscous, Greek salad, Sushi and Nachos. We will provide an ingredients list before and on the day. Please advise us of any allergies, food intolerance etc. AT SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:
-Make and paint a Didgeridoo! -Write a song with Ben Zubreckyj, he’s a makin’ music!
WEEK TWO Monday July 15th: Costume Party Day! AT SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:
-Come dressed as a superhero, princess, fairy, cowboy, in your pyjamas, or whatever you like! -Fashion parade including judges.
-Play Fussball, Air Hockey and a game of Pool! -Make button shaped hair clips/bands and jewellery. -Make a comic book!! DRESS CODE: Something fun, but also age and weather appropriate. Tuesday July 16th: The World Game- Soccer! INCURSION: Mr Joel Langley will be running a Soccer clinic on the Top Oval. AT SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:
-Soccer themed games including penalty shoot-outs, accuracy test, juggling skills, and So You Think You Can Be A Goalie? -Play Fussball, Air Hockey and a game of Pool! -Scrap-booking. DRESS CODE: Weather and soccer appropriate clothing. Spare clothes if the weather has been wet. (We will endeavour to play outside in weather appropriate conditions only, but please allow for wet grass) Wednesday July 17th: Art Attack! AT SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:
-Life size art, craft and games! -Building Blocks- stack, click and build with new games and toys and create using wood and glue. -Play Fussball, Air Hockey and a game of Pool! Thursday July 18th: Roller-skating! EXCURSION: Roller-skating
LOCATION: Campbelltown Community Centre TRAVEL DETAILS: Charter Bus DEPARTURE TIME: 9.00am ARRIVAL BACK AT SCHOOL: 2.30pm DRESS CODE: Weather appropriate shoes and clothing. Our excursion will be mostly indoors. LUNCH/SNACKS: Please provide lunch & snacks for the whole day SPENDING MONEY: There will be no need for spending money on this excursion. AT SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Indoor games in our aquarium and an afternoon film. *NOTES ON EXCURSION: -Children may bring their own roller-skates/blades for use on the excursion only. Please ensure that roller-skates/blades and helmets are labelled. -While the centre does provide skates, they do not provide helmets. As part of our risk assessment and duty of care for our community, we recommend that all children bring along and wear their own helmet. The centre offers two roller-skating rinks; one will be designated to beginners and the other for more confident skaters. Both rinks have no obstacles and are for our exclusive use. Please see OSHC staff for further clarification. Friday July 19th: Banana Split Day! AT SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: -Eat lunch at the park. -Make and eat a banana split- yum! -Split the group: • •
Junior Campus- Crafty Cats and Glee Club Karaoke Senior Campus- Basketball and gym games