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Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College Volume 15 Issue 19

9th June 2011

Dear Parents/Guardians, Staff, Students and Friends of OLSH

What a marvellous gathering of the College community last Friday, 3rd June, the celebration of Founders’ Day! Thank you so much to the staff, parents and senior students who worked so well together in the overall organisation of the day’s activities. Right from the outset when the younger students walked with their teachers and parents to the Telegraph Station, and the seniors took part in a cross-country race, there was a great sense of fun, goodwill and enjoyment. The senior students were allocated groups of younger students to lead them in various activities, and they took to their task with great care and enthusiasm. Likewise, the whole school liturgy, the presentation of the Champagnat medals, and the entertainment, each added a special feature to this memorable get-together. Each year the Champagnat medals are made available by the Marist Brothers as a gesture of gratitude to those students who model the very qualities that were promoted by Saint Marcellin Champagnat, when he gathered his first teachers together, nearly two hundred years ago. In a quiet and dignified way, these students are honest, straightforward, genuine and friendly to others – staff and students alike. They do their good work without fuss and provide great stability in our community. Congratulations to all these students who received Certificates and Medals. Champagnat Certificates/Medals* Transition: Year One: Year Two: Year Three: Year Four: Year Five: Year Six: Year Seven: Year Eight: Year Nine: Year Ten:

Rachelle Juan, Kaleisha Bigg, Sidhak Dhingra*. Olivia Antonelli, Don Bittu*. Amy Shearer, Sanju Joseph, Patsy-Pamela Ryan-Betts *. Rianna Rawat, Ashlee Langford, Alannah Whitehead*. Tahnee Hayes*, Damien Miller, Nicole Madamombe, Laissa Crowby. Jessica Longe, Munashe Chaita*, Courtney Summers. Jasmine Arezzolo, Pich Somnang Chhay, Jessica Marshall*. Aasha McCarthy*, Ethan Brown, Jacob Crowe, Shi Goh. Cinderella Nyathi*, Kimberly Douglass, Tennille Crack, Matthew Lennartz. Mark Tace, Matthew Smith, Ma Camille Sumang, Ulysses Ramos*. Maria Box, Jordan Manu-Preston, Patrick Black, Noliquwa Ndiweni*.

Central Administration: Tel: 08 8950 6400 Fax: 08 8952 4607

Bath Street Campus: Tel: 08 8950 8666 Fax: 08 8953 2624

Dates to Remember

JUNE 10th—Student Casual Day 13th—Queens Birthday Public Holiday 16th-23rd Year 9 Camp 21st-24th Yr 10 Work Experience 22nd-24th Yr 11 Retreat 24th—Bath St Sports Day 24th—END OF TERM JULY 19th July—Students Commence Term 3 29th—Student Casual Day

Campus Office Hours Monday - Friday 8am-4pm Campus Canteens Bath Street 89527532 Traeger 89508555 Sadadeen 89507318

College Uniform Shop Telephone: 89522742 Fax: 89555163 Opening Hours: Tuesday 8.15am – 10.00am Thursday 8.15am-10.00am Thursday 2.30pm-4.30pm Lil Antz AfterSchool Care: Telephone: 08 89530015

Traeger Ave Campus Sadadeen Rd Campus: Tel: 08 8950 8555 Tel: 08 8950 7399 Fax: 08 8952 2851 Fax: 08 8953 2571

P.O. Box 2508 Alice Springs NT 0871 Website: Email:

Member of the Association of Marist Schools of Australia (AMSA)

Registered CRICOS Provider: 02598D

Year Eleven: Jade Hatt*, Danielle DeBrenni, Samuel Crowe, Celine Ashley Ociones Year Twelve: Michael McGuirk*, Rhett Summers, Shane Garfath, Aaron Crowe, Jarrad Dickson. Last Tuesday, 7th June, we had several very distinguished guests visit our Little Children’s Learning Place (Cnr. Wills Terrace and Bath Street) at the Bath Street campus. The Prime Minister, Ms Julia Gillard, the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Mrs Jenny Macklin, and the Mayor, Mr Damien Ryan, spent about forty five minutes with the children and they were also introduced to many of our staff. Ms Marni Milankov and Mrs Margaret Palmer, who coordinate the Learning Place, led the children in a number of songs to the amusement and pleasure of our visitors. A reminder that the Parents’ and Friends’ Association will hold its final meeting for the semester next Thursday, 17th June, at the Sadadeen campus library, commencing at 7.30pm. Preparations are underway for this year’s fete and you are encouraged to assist in the planning. Best wishes

Br Paul Gilchrist Principal

Reflection Lord Jesus, May I be like you in everything I do. Let your mind be in my mind that I may always think as you think. Let your word be on my lips that I may always speak as you would speak. Let your heart be in my heart that I may always Love as you would love others. 2

College News Mary McPhee at Sadadeen is looking for any second hand children's books to take overseas. Please call her at Sadadeen on 89507399, or drop them in to the office. Much appreciated!

COLLEGE WEBSITE ADDRESS The address for our website has changed to the following

Campus News: Bath St I hope you enjoyed Founder’s Day last Friday, as much as the staff and students from Bath Street. The walk was invigorating ( so I am told!) and the children had a great time interacting with their older peers from Traeger and Sadadeen. I would like to commend the work of the group leaders from Sadadeen – they did a wonderful job and were responsible for making the day such a success. We are now experiencing some ―real‖ winter’s weather, just in time for the Finke Desert Race! It’s hard to believe that last week we were 26° C and now we are struggling to reach 14°C.

PRIME MINISTER’S VISIT On Tuesday the Little Children’s Learning Place were fortunate to have a brief visit from the Prime Minister, Ms Julia Gillard and the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Ms Jenny Macklin. Along with a media throng, the visit lasted just over ½ hour. The children were delightful and many thanks to Miss Marni and Miss Margy for keeping everything in order during the visit. The Federal Government have announced funding for the Centre for 2011, and we are hoping for an announcement re ongoing funding later in the year.

EISTEDDFOD NEWS Wonderful news yesterday! The Bath Street Choir participated in two sections at the Eisteddfod yesterday and received first prize for both. They were entered in the Year 4 and Under Secular Choir section and the Year 6 and Under Sacred Choir section. Congratulations and well done to all, and a particular big ―Thank You‖ to Mrs Guzman for all her hard work and time in preparing the choir.

FINKE DESERT RACE Last Thursday we had Mr Damien Ryan, Mr Rick Hall and Mr Ryan Branford attend our assembly to speak about staying safe while watching the Finke Desert Race this weekend. The children were reminded to stay away from sweeping corners, stay off the track, bring their rubbish back to town and to be fire safe. The colouring competition will close this Friday and the prizes will be awarded next week.

CASUAL CLOTHES DAY Tomorrow we have a casual clothes day for the College. Children are invited to wear casual clothes and bring a gold coin donation.

PRIMARY INTERSCHOOL SPORTS CARNIVAL Tomorrow a small number of Bath Street students will attend the Interschool Primary School Sports Day as part of an OLSH College team. Congratulations and good luck to Laissa Crowby, Mack Malone, Sam Abrey, Kayla McCormack, Briann Rivera, Monet Hunter, Bohdan Typuszak, Ashleigh Lines, Justinn Craggs, Arkie Feehan, Ainsley Harben and Rorey Bowman. Mr Sam Typuszak will accompany the students who will compete at the Head Street Oval.


Room 5 Vanessa Brianna Frank Kaleisha Riley Hamish Jordon

Room 18 Terrence Matthew Darcy Matthew

Thank you to our kind sponsors. 3

END OF SEMESTER REPORTS The reports for the end of Semester 1 will be posted in Week 11. If you have changed any of your postal details, please notify the office as soon as possible.

LOST PROPERTY There are in excess of 30 jumpers and jackets on our lost property rack. Someone out there must own some of them!! Please come and have a look – there will be a gold coin sale next week for any that are left.

HOLIDAY ABSENCES If you are planning an extended holiday break, either before 24 th June or after 19th July, please notify the office. Enjoy the long weekend. Stay safe and warm if you are Finke camping! Janis Paterson Head of Campus

The Bath Street Choir participated in two sections at the Eisteddfod Yesterday and received first prize for both.

Ryan Branford, Rick Hall and Mayor Damien Ryan Visited Bath St to talk about the Finke Desert Race and Staying safe.

Campus News: Sadadeen 2011 SADADEEN FOUNDERS DAY CROSS COUNTRY RUN Last Friday morning the Sadadeen students took part in the Annual Cross Country run at the Telegraph Station before Founders Day. The run which is just over 3 kms was set out along the walking tracks on either side of the river. It was a great way to start the morning with all students partaking and some fierce competition from the teaching staff with the likes of Mr Raveny, Ms England and Mr Castle all looking to impress. In the battle for house points it was Achoa in 4 th place, Standley in 3rd and with only 5 points separating Gillen and Bennett it was Gillen that came up trumps with 158 points. Congratulations to all the students for their participation and especially the following students for being respective Cross Country Champions and runners up for 2011: Yr 9 Boys Champion: Michael Lindsey Runners Up: Adam Hynes Yr 10 Boys Champion: Archford Mazai Runners Up: Ravine Kelly Senior Boys Champion: Nick Brooke-Anderson Runners Up: Troy Crayford

Yr 9 Girls Champion: Courtney Geraghty Runners Up: Ellen Schembri Yr 10 Girls Champion: Brooke Rodighiero Runners Up: Katie Davis Senior Girls Champion: Ayla Stevens Runners Up: Rebecca Knight

CONCERT All acts wishing to be considered for inclusion in the College Concert must be registered with the College Concert committee no later than the end of term, Friday 24th June. There will be no exceptions. Please collect the required forms from the front office at your relevant campus. Please contact Mr Muir or Mr Prince at the Traeger Campus, or Br Paul at the Sadadeen Campus for further information.


Instrumental Lessons Availability Term 3 2011 The current availability is as follows: Teacher




Sabine Gonelli


Vocals and Violin

Spaces Available

Hayden Wackerman

Traeger, Sadadeen


Janelle Craggs

Bath St, Traeger


Nic Hempel

Bath St, Traeger


Waiting List

Stephanie Harris

Sadadeen (Traeger after school only)

Woodwind, Brass, Vocals, Guitar

Limited Places Available. Limited after school lessons available for Traeger students on a Thurs.

Michael Weadley



Limited Places Available

Ann Vanden Driesen

Bath St, Traeger


Waiting List

Spaces Available After school lessons available. Spaces Available at Traeger. Waiting list at Bath St.

As you can appreciate demand is high for instrumental lessons. If you are interested in enrolling or being placed onto a waiting list please complete an instrumental application form, available from your campus reception or on the college website. Students and parents will be contacted once a place becomes available. As I will be leaving this week, if you require further information please contact your student reception for more information. Kellie List Private Lesson Coordinator

Campus News: Traeger The weeks are flying by this Term, but we still have two weeks to go! This weekend is the Finke Desert Race, and Monday is a public Holiday, so there will be no classes on Monday. Tomorrow also sees the Alice Springs Interschool Primary Sports Competition. There are several students across different age groups and year levels who will be competing for OLSH, so we wish them the best of luck.

EISTEDDFOD The Traeger Choir competed in the Eisteddfod yesterday. They have been extremely well lead and prepared by our mMusic Teacher Kellie List, with students giving up their recess and lunch times to prepare for the event. They received a Highly Commended, in 18yr and under. Congratulations! Congratulations also go to: Cindy Nyathi: 1st Place Vocal Solo 14 Years and Under Munashe Chaita: 1st Place Vocal Solo 10 Years and Under Goodluck to those who are yet to perform and congratulations to all other students who participated.

LOST PROPERTY: PLEASE NAME YOUR CHILDS CLOTHING!!!!!!!! There are mountains of clothes and items in Lost Property. Please get your children to check where their belongings are. In Week 11 we will have a gold coin sale of any remaining property; any unsold items will be given to charity.

HATS There are several children coming to the Front Office looking for Hats at Recess and Lunch. Could you please ensure that your students ALL have a hat, and they have not borrowed someone else’s for outside, as this is causing a flow on effect of missing and wearing other student’s hats. We have a No HAT , No PLAY policy, which will have around 10 students a day sitting inside. Please ensure your child is not one of these. 5

CASUAL CLOTHES DAYS We seem to be doing very well with the casual clothes chosen; however I need to make clear the footwear permitted so that we are fair to all. Basically, due to the OH&S conditions that involve students of the College (and all other schools) all students MUST wear closed in shoes at all times. This means that no thongs or sandals can be worn on casual clothes days nor footwear that exposes the heel of the foot. I thank the parents that have delivered the required footwear to school so far. From now on we will be consistent in this area. Students with inappropriate footwear (any day) will be asked to contact home to have the correct shoes delivered.

CONFIRMATION DATES June 17th: Confirmation Rehearsal and Special Mass OLSH June 19th: Confirmation 9:30am OLSH Church

DATES: GENERAL Friday 10th of June- Student Casual Clothes Day Monday 13th of June- Public Holiday Thursday 16th of June MONDAY timetable at Traeger Thursday 16th of June – Traeger Social Friday 24th June - End of Term 2

HOMEWORK CENTRES – EACH WEEK EXCEPT WEEK 10 AND 11 TRAEGER CAMPUS HOMEWORK CENTRE Thursdays. You need a Traeger Homework Centre Card to attend. Please contact the front office for a permission form.

Indigenous Homework Centre Monday and Thursday. The sessions go from 3:00 – 4:00pm and will be held in the 6.2 Home Room. Students attending will be bussed home.

Year 5 Homework Centre Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm. This will be held in our library where the students must be collected at 4:00pm please. Have a great week Tony Healy Head of Campus Traeger

RUGBY Congratulations to the entire OLSH Under 14s Rugby League team, who had their first win of the season, defeating the Bulls 38-32. A special mention to player of the match, Danny Glover with Zack Hohn and Daniel Geppa also having great games.

INTERSCHOOL SPORTS CARNIVAL This Friday the interschool athletics carnival is being held at Head St Oval. Athletic students from Bath St and Traeger campuses have been invited to attend to represent OLSH College. In the past we have done very well, so best of luck again tomorrow. It is going to be a cold day, so take your warm woolies!

DESERT STORM ATHLETICS A reminder that students wishing to nominate to represent Alice Springs in the 2011 Combined Athletics NT & SSNT Track & Field Championships at Marrara Stadium, Darwin, 19-21 August need to complete the nomination form and submit to the Desert Storm Office no later than 4pm Friday 10th June.

TOUCH FOOTBALL There are no junior games this Friday 10th June. Ref training is also cancelled. Jillian Neyland

CONCERT All acts wishing to be considered for inclusion in the College Concert must be registered with the College Concert committee no later than the end of term, Friday 24th June. There will be no exceptions. Please collect the required forms from the front office at your relevant campus. Please contact Mr Muir or Mr Prince at the Traeger Campus, or Br Paul at the Sadadeen Campus for further information.


Planning for the 2011 OLSH College Fete is underway

Friday 16th Sept 6.00pm at the Bath Street Campus Stalls have been allocated and we are looking for Stall Co-ordinators from each year level. If you can help out please contact your class teacher or email Alice at If you would like to co-ordinate a stall not listed we would love to hear from you!

Transition & Year 1

Cakes & Preserves & Treasure jars

Year 2

Hot Dogs

Year 3


Year 4

Haunted House

Year 5

Curry Stall

Year 6

Trash ‘n’ Treasure Stall

Year 7

Lolly Stall & Lolly tree

Year 8

Lucky Dips

Sadadeen Achoa Sadadeen Gillen Sadadeen Bennett Sadadeen Standley

Glow in the Dark Pancakes Soft Drinks BBQ

OLSH College

Raffle Silent Auction


Face Painting

College Concert 2011 Information and Registration Night for Bath Street Parents and Students Preparations for this year’s College Concert have moved to the next stage – Registration. All acts (class, individual and group) need to be registered and have the appropriate paperwork completed by the end of this term, 24th June. We have a growing number of students, particularly from Bath Street, who are keen to perform in an individual or group act. To assist our younger students with registration we wish to invite our Bath Street parents and students to a special ‘Information/Registration Night’ which will be held on Wednesday, 15th June at 5:30pm, Bath Street Campus, Room 17. If you have a child at Bath Street who wishes to audition, please come along on Wednesday. We can assist you with the paperwork and answer any queries regarding this year’s College Concert. All acts wishing to be considered for inclusion in the College Concert must be registered with the College Concert committee no later than the end of term, Friday 24th June. There will be no exceptions. Please collect the required forms from the front office at your relevant campus. Please contact Mr Muir or Mr Prince at the Traeger Campus, or Br Paul at the Sadadeen Campus for further information.


Are you interested in trying a new sport? Why not give swimming a go and check out the new heated indoor pool ? Training is held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 6.00-7.00am; Saturday morning 7.00-9.00am; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons 3.30-4.30pm or 4.00-5.30pm (depending on ability) For further information please contact Sue on 0408 897721 or email

2011 Term Dates Term 2 Ends—Friday 24th June (11 week Term) Term 3—Students Resume Tuesday 19th July Term dates Monday 18th July—Friday 23rd September Term 4—Students Resume Tuesday 11th October Term Dates Monday 10th October—Friday 16th December Students last day of Term 4—Wednesday 14th December 2012—Students Return Wednesday 1st February


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