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Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College Volume 15 Issue 20

17th June 2011

Dear Parents/Guardians, Staff, Students and Friends of OLSH Our Year Nines left this morning for their Top End excursion and they will be away until the end of term. It will have a busy time for them, visiting and experiencing the many places of interest in their journey north. Hopefully all will go to plan and that this time away from normal classes will be a very pleasant and formative time for all the travellers. It will certainly be a good chance for the members of the group to form stronger ties. Our thanks go to the tour leader, Mr Rob Smith, and to all the staff who are accompanying the students on this great adventure.

Dates to Remember

JUNE 21st-24th Yr 10 Work Experience 22nd-24th Yr 11 Retreat 24th—Bath St Sports Day

The College Primary students (Years 3-6) performed creditably in the Alice Springs‘ Primary Schools‘ Athletics‘ carnival, held last Friday, in somewhat chilly conditions. The students came third in a field of ten teams and Annabelle Gunner (Year 5) was the champion athlete for her age group. Please note that the Bath Street Sports Day will be held next Friday, 24 th June.


Our Year Elevens will leave next Wednesday for the Ross River Homestead to take part in their Retreat. Coordinated by Ms Vicky Howie and a support team of staff, this will be an important time for these senior students to reflect on their lives and to focus on goals for the future. These students will conclude the Retreat on Friday, 24th June. During next week, the Year Ten students will be on Work Experience and the Year Twelve students will sit for their mid-year examinations.

29th—Student Casual Day

Best wishes go to the students who will be confirmed next Sunday at the 9.30am Mass. Thank you to Ms Kylie Henderson, Ms Lorraine Paige, Ms Christina Augustin and Ms Jodie Carne who have prepared the children for this special event in their faith formation. Bishop Eugene Hurley will be the principal celebrant at the Mass. Tonight, the members of the Parents‘ and Friends‘ Association will have their last meeting for the term at the Sadadeen campus library, commencing at 7.30pm. The Association ran a Walkathon, as part of the Founder‘s Day picnic, and plans have commenced for the College Fete which will be held on 16 th September. Best wishes

JULY 19th July—Students Commence Term 3

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

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Br Paul Gilchrist Principal Central Administration: Tel: 08 8950 6400 Fax: 08 8952 4607

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One Life God, if you were to grant me my life over again, I would do some things differently.

I would: Trust you more, Let go of hurts and not feed them, Believe that all your people are born good, Try not to be the expert, Appreciate what I have rather than what I don‘t have, Not sweat over the small stuff, Swallow my pride and admit I was wrong, Forgive not seven times but seven times seven thousand, Thank You for good health every day. But, as I have only this one life Let me not dwell or brood on the past that cannot be relived, Let me not turn with fear and anxiety to the future Let me give thanks for this ‗now‘ and treasure each and every moment. For there is no need to live life twice if it has been lived in Your service the first time.

College News UNIFORM SHOP NEWS Winter Warmers Scarves $7 Beanies $5

$10 Specials Netball skirts (sizes 4, 16 & 18) Fleecy Trackpants (size 6)

PLASTIC BAGS We need more plastic bags but please, please, please, check for mice and other UFO's before donating!

P & F News P&F MEETING Tonight - 7.30pm at the Sadadeen Campus Library. All welcome Call Alice on 0419890157 if you would like any information about P&F.

INTERSCHOOL ATHLETICS The Junior Interschool Athletics Carnival was at Head Street Oval last Friday 10th of June. OLSH did very well finishing 3rd place over all out of ten primary schools. Annabelle Gunner won Junior Champion Girl. There were many other achievements on the day, including: Matt Walsh: Justin Craggs: Laissa Crowby: Ashley Lines: Arkie Feehan: Jordan Nicolai: Annabelle Gunner: William Thomas: Amelia Mills: Claire Guerin: Julian Lay: Matt Cotterill:

2nd 200m run 4th 200m, 1st 100m, 2nd High Jump 1st Turbo Javelin, 2nd 200m 4th 200m 1st 200m 2nd 200m, 3rd 100m 3rd High Jump, 1st 200m, 3rd Long Jump, 2nd 100m, 1st 100m 1st 400m, 4th 100m, 2nd 800m 2nd 200m, 3rd 400m, 1st 100m 3rd Long Jump 2nd Long Jump 2nd 200m


Campus News: Bath St I hope you are keeping warm these chilly mornings – it‘s quite a task to remove ice from the window of the car before coming to school!

PRIMARY INTERSCHOOL SPORTS Congratulations to the members of the OLSH team who finished third at the Interschool Sports last Friday. They represented the College well and participated with great enthusiasm in very cool conditions.

FINKE COLOURING COMPETITION There were many entries this year and it was very difficult to choose the winners. Well done and congratulations to Ronan Korljan – Room 17, Tristan Bond – Room 8, and Jodie-Rose Pon – Room 1. They received a Finke cap and programme ( a little late!) as a prize.

KISS’N’GO Thank you for using your name signs to help with the smooth flow of traffic during these very busy times. There are still a couple of parents who are cutting in, in front of other Kiss‘n‘Go users, and one parent who parks across the driveway where the children walk into the campus. Please observe good safe practice when using this area.

BATH ST SOCIAL The Sadadeen students travelling to East Timor later in the year are holding a social in the Bath Street Hall tomorrow night (Friday) from 6.00 – 8.00pm. The theme of the social is ―When I Grow Up‖. Tickets are $5.00 and include a sausage and drink. Hot food is available for parents who choose to stay while the dancing is on.

END OF SEMESTER REPORTS The Semester One reports will be posted out next week. Please ensure that your contact details are accurate.

P&F WALKATHON The P&F distributed some prizes today for those students who raised the most money in the recent walkathon. We are very proud of the families from Bath Street who donated most of the money. Well done to Room 2 who will have a special lunch and casual clothes day next Thursday for raising the biggest class total here at Bath Street.

EISTEDDFOD A special congratulations to Liam Flavell, Lachlan Williams, Bradley Krikke, Ella Adami, Tahnee Hayes, and Lewis Birch who each participated and did an outstanding job in their prepared readings for the Eisteddfod last Friday. Well done to each of these students!

MERIT POINT WINNERS Cecile Room 18 and Jack Room 5

LOST PROPERTY Our clothes shop is full! Next week, you are welcome to come and purchase any of our items for a gold coin donation.

BATH ST SPORTS DAY Next Friday 24th June, we will walk across to Anzac Oval for our Bath Street Sports Day. There is a note coming home with more information and a special lunch order for the day. If you can be of assistance, please let Mr Typuszak know, either by phone message or written note.

HOLIDAY DATES Just a reminder that we finish Term 2 next Friday 24 th June and the students resume on Tuesday 19th July. The College staff will return on Monday 18th July for a special Professional Development day with Father Elio Capra, who will address us about the importance of our roles as educators in a Catholic School. He is a dynamic presenter and should inspire us as we begin a new semester. Have a good week! Janis Paterson Head of Campus


Campus News: Sadadeen This morning our Year 9‘s departed very early for their ―Top End‖ trip. Mr Rob Smith has spent a considerable amount of time organising this trip. They return on Friday 24 th June. Staff going on the trip include Mr Smith, Mr Peter Augustin, Miss Sarah Bonney, Mr Michael Boyce, Mr Bill Pendlebury, Ms Meredith Pierson, Mr Andrew Wright, Br Ron, Miss Trish O‘Loughlin and Miss Bianca Horne (Student Teacher). Next week the Year 10‘s are on Work Experience – Mr Jon Raveney has coordinated this and staff will visit each student at least once in their workplace. Year 11 students will undertake Peer Support training on Monday and Tuesday in the Marian Centre under the direction of Mr Greg Mills and on Wednesday they will head off to Ross River Resort for their retreat. Ms Vicky Howie, Br Paul, Br Mark, Mr Mills, Miss Rebecca Smith, Mrs Alex Woodman and Mr Lucas Castle will be staffing the retreat. Thanks to Ms Howie for her organisation. The Year 12‘s will be completing their Trial exams – they have received a copy of their timetable already. Mr Goonan & Mrs Gaces are coordinating the exams. TERM THREE. Tuesday 19th July is the first day of classes for Term Three. Have a good week ahead. Matt de Jong. Head of Campus – Sadadeen.

Campus News: Traeger We are approaching our last week of the Semester at a rapid rate. There are a few upcoming events on the calendar, but most importantly that the last day for Term 2 is Friday the 24 th of June. We said goodbye to Kellie List, our Music Teacher and Well Being coordinator on Friday. She will be sadly missed by Staff and Students. Ms Sabina Gonelli will take Ms Lists classes till the end of term, then we hope to have a permanent Music Teacher at the start of Term 3.

TRAEGER SOCIAL The Traeger Social is on again tonight! The Theme is ―RANDOM‖ express yourself. Entry is $5 per student which includes a free drink. There will be Pizza available for purchase ($2 per slice) as well as lollies and chips. Years 5 & 6 - 5.30-7.15pm Years 7 & 8 - 7.30-9.15pm. Entry is through the Library breezeway. Please collect your child promptly from the Library at the finish times. Parents are welcome to stay, any help would be appreciated.

CONFIRMATION We remember our Confirmation students as they work towards their sacrament this Sunday, June 19th. A letter has also gone home inviting the Year 5‘s as they are forming the choir for the occasion.

CONFIRMATION DATES June 17th: June 19th:

Confirmation Rehearsal and Special Mass OLSH Confirmation 9:30am OLSH Church

Audrianna Johnson Jasmine Arezzolo Nicholas Marzhol Joemari Verceles Pich Somnang Chhay Marielle Ros Jessica Marshall Dennis de Brenni Joe Hurley Liam Ryan

Victor Johnson Peter Guzman Declan Rose William Thomas Zachariah Crossing Harry Williams Kiara McIntyre Dana Schembri Jordan Nicolai

Chloe Daniels Mia Lilis-Maynard Cyrus Vaghaiwala Jeramie Alvea Claire France Mitchell Bartels Michael Tee Fiona McKinley Joseph Crowby


YEAR 6 RETREAT DAY On Tuesday 7th June we had a retreat for confirmation. We were going to Campfire of the Heart but it was raining so we went to the new Marian Centre instead. We had five activities at our retreat. We had Reconciliation activity where we went to the priest and said our sins. We also had a drama group where we acted out Bible stories like Noah and his Ark, Adam and Eve, and David and Goliath. Another activity we had was cooperative games where we had to keep a balloon up by going girl, boy, girl, and boy. We also had an arts and craft activity where the students who were making their confirmation made their stoles (which are like sashes with our Confirmation -our first names on the right and our confirmation name on the left. Other students made Confirmation cards. Our last activity was Reflection which is where we heard the story of the Lion. At the end of the day we had a Mass, it was good. Father Nicholas was there and played a game where one friend had to guess the other‘s favourite things. We also did the actions to If You Happy and You Know It. The retreat was lots of fun and I hope they do it again next year. By Kiara McIntyre

DATES: GENERAL Thursday 16th June – Traeger Social Friday 24th June - End of Term 2 (Not as stated in Diary – 18th June) Tuesday 19th July – Term 3 starts

EISTEDDFOD There have been many participants from OLSH involved. Watch this space for a full result table next week.

INTERSCHOOL SENIORS SPORTS CARNIVAL The Senior Interschool Sports Carnival is on Wednesday 22 nd June at the Head Street Oval. We have quite a few of our Year 7 and 8 Students competing in the events. We wish these students all the best. Miss Natalie DiBona has worked tirelessly on the schedule, and we hope that some Parents can lend their support to the children and School for this occasion.

WALKATHON 28 of our Students raised over $20 for the PnF Walkathon. These students will be treated to a lunch from McDonalds, on Thursday the 23rd. We take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the walkathon with sponsorship.

LOST PROPERTY All students were given the chance to go through Lost Property last week in the hall. The SRC‘s laid it out, and most of the items were collected. Any items not retrieved were given to charity. There are now more lunchboxes, (most possibly Year5‘s) and a few jackets already collected in the 2 days back this week. Please ensure your child is bringing home their belongings. Anything left at the end of the Term will also be given away so we can start again in the 3 rd Term.


SCHOOL UNIFORM Please note that all Students are required to wear FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM to and from school as well as at school. The practice of changing shoes and hats will see these items confiscated till the end of term. Please note that your child is representing the school whenever they are in uniform, and their behaviour should reflect this.

OLSH TRAEGER RUGBY We have a team of 12 boys playing in the U/14‘s rugby competition. Games on the weekend are all on Saturday at midday at Anzac Oval. The squad trains on a Wednesday from 3:15 – 5:00pm. All are invited to be spectators at the games or at training, but be early to get a good seat. Boys wishing to join the Traeger team should contact the CEO of OLSH Traeger Rugby, Mr Kieran Curnow.




Traeger Campus Homework Centre Thursdays. Students need a Traeger Homework Centre Card to attend. Please contact the front office for a permission form. Indigenous Homework Centre Monday and Thursday. Sessions go from 3:00 – 4:00pm and are held in the 6.2 home room. Students attending will be bussed home. Year 5 Homework Centre Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm in the Library and students must be collected at 4:00pm please. Have a great week Tony Healy Head of Campus Traeger

DESERT STORM ATHLETICS SELECTIONS Thankyou to all the OLSH students who have applied to be selected into the Desert Storm Athletics Squad to compete in Darwin later this year. The selections will be made next week, and if successful, you will be informed as soon as possible.

DESERT STORM CRICKET TRIALS These are the last trials to be had this year (phew). They will occur early in Term 3. This means you have the holidays to get fit and polish your skills!

TRAEGER TOUCH FOOTY Due to wet conditions last week's fixture was cancelled. The OLSH Traeger team plays its last game for the term this Friday 17th June. Next week we have a BYE. We are currently looking for a replacement coach/manager as Mrs Neyland will be unable to do this next term. Any interested staff or parents please contact her

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


This Saturday June 18th Netball Courts From 9am

Please drop off cakes etc to the courts. If you can help out on the stall please call Denise 0427180965. 6

Performing Arts News BAND PRACTICES SEMESTER 2 There will be band practices every week starting in week 2. The dates and times are as follows: Sadadeen Junior Band Monday 3:00 to 4:00 starting July 25th in the Music Room This band is for students in Years 9 and 10. Any younger students from Traeger or Bath Street that would like to join us are more than welcome. Alice Stage Band Tuesday 7:00 to 9:00 starting July 26th in the Marian Hall This band is made up of students and staff from OLSH College and St. Philips College. Students who are playing at an advanced level will be invited to join. If you are interested in participating with this group please see Mrs. Quesnel. Sadadeen Jazz Players Thursday 3:00 to 4:30 starting July 28th in the Music Room This is an intermediate band and primarily for students in Years 11 and 12. More advanced students in Years 9 and 10 may be invited to join. Please Note: Students do not have to be studying music to play in a school band. Everyone is welcome.

SADADEEN EISTEDDFOD RESULTS The following results are for the Sadadeen students who performed at the Eisteddfod over the past two weeks who received a 1st place or Highly Commended. If anyone has been missed please let Mrs. Quesnel know as soon as possible so we can put it in the next newsletter. Congratulations to all of the students who performed!

1st Place: Chin-Yao Liu Yi-Jiun Liu Chin-Yao & Yi-Jiun Liu Yi-Jiun Liu Chin-Yao Liu Yen-Lin Lee D‘Arcy Mellors Sensational Saxes Revolution Infected with Talent OLSH Sadadeen Band The Sky‘s the Limit Alice Jazz Players* Too Hot Pied Piper Jennifer Garwood Rachael Hunker OLSH Year 10 Dancers Born This Way**

Pianoforte 16 Years and Under Pianoforte 18 Years and Under Pianoforte, Duet, 18 Years and Under Pianoforte, Pop or Jazz, 18 Years and Under Pianoforte 15 Years and Under Orchestra Strings 16 Years and Under Woodwind 16 Years and Under Woodwind, Trio, 16 Years and Under Woodwind, Mixed Instrumental Ensemble 16 Years and Under Woodwind, Mixed Instrumental Ensemble 18 Years and Under Band, Not Rock, Secondary (to Year 10) Rock Band, Secondary (to Year 12) Band, Not Rock, Open (a combined group with students and Staff from OLSH and St. Philips) Talent Quest Secondary (one of two tied for first place) Talent Quest Secondary (one of two tied for first place) Woodwind 18 Year and Under Vocal 18 Years and Under Jazz/Contemporary 16 Years and Under Jazz/Contemporary Open (Not an OLSH group but Lyndal England danced with them).

Highly Commended: Yen-Lin Lee Kyle Wackerman Mikaela Bennion OLSH Does the Mambo Kathryn Mueller Darlyhne Lillico Peta McAllan Just the Two of Us OLSH Sadadeen Jazz Players Michael McGuirk Laura Anderson Ryan Dempsey Hayden Martin Move Your Body All of the Lights OLSH Senior Dancers Grenade

Pianoforte 14 Years and Under Non-orchestral Strings 16 Years and Under Vocal 16 Years and Under Mixed Instrumental Ensemble Open Woodwind 15 Years and Under Woodwind 15 Years and Under Woodwind 16 Years and Under Woodwind, Duet, 16 Years and Under Band, Not Rock, Secondary (to Year 12) Woodwind 18 Years and Under Vocal 18 Years and Under Brass 18 Years and Under Brass 18 Years and Under Hip Hop 16 Years and Under Hip Hop Open, Duet Jazz/Contemporary 18 Years and Under Hip Hop Open, Group




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