Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College Volume 15 Issue 27
25th August 2011
Dear Parents/Guardians, Staff, Students and Friends of OLSH
As we move into the second half of the term we anticipate three major activities that have been the focus of much preparation over recent months. The College Concert commences tonight with the first of the four sessions starting at 6pm. Students and staff members from across the College have spent many hours preparing for this annual extravaganza of College talent.
Dates to Remember AUGUST
25th & 26th Concert
Thank you so much to the parents who have assisted with travel arrangements (for extra practices), with costumes and props , and with your enthusiastic support; those of us old enough to remember the introduction to the Bugs Bunny Show will well recall the ditty; Overture, turn the lights, this is it the night of nights, no more rehearsing, or nursing our part, we know every part by heart.. Whether or not the little ones remember their lines or their dance routines; the Concert will still be a couple of nights of fun and excitement for our school community.
2nd Bath St First Friday Mass
The second activity will be the East Timor Immersion that will take place during the second week of September. For several months Mr Greg Mills and Ms Vicky Howie, along with the Year 11 participants have been fundraising for the trip. All the money raised will go towards the people and the educational projects around Baucau, the second largest town on the north coast of East Timor.
23rd Last day of Term
Thank you so much to the parents of the students who have helped out in lots of practical ways during the lengthy preparation period. The Paving the Mall with Gold fundraiser on last Friday was generously supported by parents, staff members and students, including all the children from the Bath Street campus.
4th First Communion Commitment Mass 6th Year 7 Girls Immunisation 9th-Casual Clothes Day 16th
Campus Office Hours Monday - Friday 8am-4pm Campus Canteens Bath Street 89527532 Traeger 89508555 Sadadeen 89507318
College Uniform Shop
Our final major whole College event for the term will be the College Fete that will be held in the Bath Street campus grounds from 6pm on Friday, 16th September. Led by Mr Sam Typuszak and Mrs Rebecca Scollen, the Fete organising committee is keen to encourage more volunteers to assist in this key initiative of the Parents and Friends Association. Each class level at Bath Street and Traeger campuses has been allocated a particular stall, while the House groups at the Sadadeen campus will also have special duties and responsibilities.
Central Administration: Tel: 08 8950 6400 Fax: 08 8952 4607
Bath Street Campus: Tel: 08 8950 8666 Fax: 08 8953 2624
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Preparations for 2012 are well underway and the procedures for subject selections have commenced for our senior classes. Please note that enrolments for next year are now being processed and there are vacancies at each level across the College. Enrolments at Transition and at Year Seven, the first levels in Primary and Secondary schooling, usually provide the biggest intake of students for our College. These are especially important as the Heads of Campus wish to spend time with each family discussing the specific needs of the children as they commence the next major level of their education. Enrolment packages are available at the reception desks at each campus and at the Central Administration office at Sadadeen. Best wishes
Br Paul Gilchrist Principal
Reflection Wishing to encourage his progress on the piano, a mother took her little boy to a Paderewski concert. After they were seated, the mother spotted a friend in the audience and walked down the aisle to greet her. Seeking the opportunity to explore the wonders of the concert hall, the little boy found his way through a door marked NO ADMITTANCE. When the hall lights dimmed, the mother returned to her seat and discovered that the child was missing. Suddenly the curtains parted and spotlights focused on the impressive Steinway on stage. In horror, the mother saw her little boy sitting at the keyboard, innocently picking out Twinkle, twinkle Little Star . At that moment, the great piano master made his entrance, quickly moved to the piano, and whispered in the boy s ear: Don t stop! Keep playing. Leaning over, Paderewski reached down with his left hand and began filling in a bass part. His right hand reached around to the other side of the child and he added a running obligato. Together the old master and the young child transformed a frightening situation into a wonderfully creative experience. The audience was mesmerized. We are now celebrating the coming of our God. We hear the message of God who longs to be in partnership with us, saying to each one of us Don t stop. Keep playing. Keep loving. Keep creating. Keep transforming. I have not called you because you are equipped. I equip you because you are called. Let us remember that the God of Partnership joins us on the human journey to surround us with love.
College News CARPARK AT ARALUEN ARTS CENTRE Please note that the Eastern entrance to the Araluen Centre carpark (nearest to Memorial Drive) is closed due to maintenance. The western entrance (closer to Lovegrove Drive) is the only entrance/exit open. Please take care when entering/exiting the Araluen Arts Centre to attend the OLSH concerts. Parking is available at the Aviation Museum on Memorial Drive, a short walk away.
Congratulations to the Traeger Touch Football Team on their performance in last Friday's Grand Final. Our team narrowly lost by only 1 point to Centralian Middle School. The overall score was 8 - 7. Our try scorers were Jacob Crowe, Zane ClarkeEdwards & Stephanie Taylor. Zane and Stephanie were also awarded MVPs for the season. Every player recieved a Runners Up medal, which you can take to Creative Gifts & Awards to get engraved with your name at no charge. Thanks to all the students, staff and families who came along to cheer! 2
Campus News: Bath St What a week we are having! Lots and lots of concert practice in readiness for tonight and tomorrow night. There are a lot of excited children and a few anxious teachers. Yesterday s rehearsal was a lot of fun and the concert items from Bath Street will steal the show!
STUDENT ILLNESS We have had a terrible time with illness over the last couple of weeks. One day we had as many as 60 children absent from class. Please keep an eye on your little ones as there are flu germs, tummy bugs and chicken pox around at the moment. If your children are unwell we would appreciate if you would keep them at home until they are well enough to stay for a whole day at school.
AUSKICK CLINICS A big thank you to Mr Typuszak, Mr Gosling and Ms Ash for the Wednesday afternoon Auskick clinics which have been running since Term 2. Yesterday was the last of the clinics and the children have developed some great AFL skills. We have now completed out footy season. Thank you to all the children who took part and to all the parents who helped out. Many Thanks Sam Typuszak, Mr Tom Gosling & Ms Ash.
FAREWELL FATHER NICK The staff at Bath Street said farewell to Father Nick at morning tea on Tuesday. We presented Father Nick with a small gift in gratitude for his work with our campus and wished him well as he moves to his new appointment in Sydney.
MERIT POINT WINNERS Room 1 Neville & Elliott Room 16
Room 10 Brendan
Room 11 Savannah, Marian, Liam, Jayla, Laura - Amber, Rylee, Zac, Bea, Hannah Briann, Ronan, Mitchell, Cody
FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION The parents of the students receiving their First Communion in October will have a meeting next Thursday in the Bath Street Hall. Father Van will speak about the families responsibilities as primary faith educators, and the scripture background surrounding the Eucharist. The meeting will commence at 6pm. On Sunday 4th September, the first communicants and their families will join the parish as they present their commitment cards to the congregation. This special celebration also falls on Father s Day, so we invite all Bath Street families to join us for this occasion.
VISIT TO THE ROAD SAFETY CENTRE On Tuesday August 30, Rooms 14 and 17 are visiting the Newland Park Road Safety Centre. Road Safety Officer Ivan will speak to the students about road and bicycle safety. Students will learn about the importance of always wearing a helmet when riding, ensuring their bicycle is well-maintained and following road rules. Students will then be able to apply their knowledge in a practical situation, riding bicycles on the miniature road system, complete with stop signs, pedestrian crossings and traffic lights. I m sure they will have a great time!
FIRST FRIDAY MASS Please join us next Friday 2nd September as we celebrate our First Friday Mass in the church at 9.00am.
COLLEGE FETE Please keep the donations coming for the College Fete as we near the three week mark. The raffle books will come home next week and we ask you to sell your tickets as soon as possible. I hope to see lots of you at the concert. It will be an entertaining couple of nights. Janis Paterson Head of Campus
Campus News: Traeger Another busy week at Traeger , and halfway through the Term, the next set of holidays seems to be quickly approaching. We have a busy few weeks coming up. Unfortunately Mr Healy has been away sick all this week, so we look forward to his return next week. There has been a huge number of children off sick this week also, and we thank the Parents who have been vigilant about calling in their child s whereabouts. Please note that we are unable to administer paracetamol to your children, and if they require it for headaches, parents will need to bring it themselves. Lost Property is again a mountain of clothes, lunch containers and books (though hats are in scarce supply!) Please ask your children to check through this pile or it will be donated to a needy cause.
MOBILE PHONE AND IPODS There appears to be an increasing number of Phones and Ipods around the Campus. OLSH policy states that ALL Year 5 and 6 students must hand in their phone and or Ipod to the Front Office for the entirety of the day. Years 7 s and 8 must have the phone in their locker also for the entirety of the day. If these items are seen or used during school hours they will be confiscated, and a Parent will need to collect it from the Front Office. These rules also apply to electronic gaming consoles.
CONCERT REMINDER Please make sure if your child is participating in the school concert that you have them at Witchettys at Araluen on time. We are sure this year will be a fabulous occasion, with a huge amount of extra hours worked by our very dedicated teachers to organise the Traeger side of things.
GARDASIL The Year 7 girls will be receiving their 3rd injection of Gardasil on Tuesday the 6th of September. Please try to have your child at school on this day.
YEAR 5 CAMP The Year 5 Students will be participating in Alice on the Line camp at the Telegraph Station. This allows the students to camp out and recreate life as it was here at the turn of the century. Notices will be sent home next week for the camp, and we ask that all Year 5 parents return these notices ASAP to secure your childs position.
SCIENCE WEEK There were many exciting events occurring at Traeger to celebrate Science week. Starting on Monday 15 August, the Traeger Paper Plane Challenge was held at lunchtime in celebrations of National Science week. The Challenge started on Monday with the Year 5 s, followed by the Year 7 s on Tuesday, the Year 6 s on Wednesday and the Year 8 s on Thursday. All the students who participated in the Challenge were enthusiastic and had a great time designing and flying their planes but unfortunately, we could only have one winner for each year level. The year level champions were: Year 5: Daniel Coffey (5.2), with a flight distance of 14.10m Year 6: Zac Crossing (6.2), with a flight distance of 12.53m Year 7: Carr-Michael Quitay (7.4), with a flight distance of 17.00m Year 8: Tye Summers (8.4), with a flight distance of 17.80m On Friday, at lunchtime, we had a fly-off between the year level champions to see who would be crowned Grand Champion of Traeger and at a distance of 24.55m; our Grand Champion was Carr-Michael Quitany (7.4). Our year level champions (L to R) Zac Crossing, Carr-Michael Quintay, Tye Summers, Daniel Coffey
Some of the Traeger teachers getting in on the fun of the Challenge 4
On the following Monday and Tuesday we had a visit with Jim from the CSIRO, who shared many different experiments with the students based on the theme, React to Chemistry . Students enjoyed all the activities and were very excited by the amazing reactions. A big thank you to Miss Harrington and Mr Hurley for organising these events. Students will receive their prizes for the longest flight at assembly this Friday. Jim mixes up a chemical reaction
Jim shows how the Bernoulli Principal works
SHOPPA DOCKETS We are registered with both Coles and Woolworths for their school promotions. We would greatly appreciate if ALL of your shopping receipts could make their way to our front office. We are VERY impressed with the volume of Coles tickets we have received. If you could please cut and staple into groups of 10, it would be greatly appreciated! We have thousands that are currently taking a lot of time to collate.... but keep them coming.
CROSS COUNTRY: Miss Nat DiBona has organised the Traeger Cross Country Competition to be run on Friday the 2nd of September at 1.30pm. Students will be running a 3km track, with approximately 50 students taking part. We encourage any Parents or Careers who would like to cheer to come and actively participate in this inaugural event.
GUITAR LESSONS There are a small number of positions available in Guitar at Traeger. If you are interested, please pick up a musical Instrument form the Front Office. There is usually a waiting list so please be quick so as not to miss out.
DESERT STORM NETBALL 13U The girls performed very well in Gove last week , coming 5th out of 11 teams. Congratulations to ; Dana Schembri Tiarni Pon Courtney Summers Shannon Cross Bella Nicolai Logan Wagner Have a great week, Mick Hurley Acting Head of Campus
Campus News: Sadadeen COLLEGE CONCERT Tonight and tomorrow evening at Araluen. Four shows spread over the two evenings. Come and see the talent of the students from across the College.
CASUAL CLOTHES DAY The next Casual Clothes day is Friday 9th September.
STUDENTS RETURNING NEXT YEAR All students in Years 9, 10 & 11 have now received their subject selection forms for 2012. Parents who intend keeping their child/children here should return these forms filled in as soon as possible. Students need to select their subjects for next year. Prompt return of these forms helps us to create the timetable for 2012 and look at our staffing, class sizes and subjects offered.
CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to Mr Jon Raveney and his wife Nicole on the safe arrival of their first child
a bouncing baby boy.
YEAR 10 DANCING The Year 10 students have commenced their preparation for their Social, held early in Term Four, with dance lessons every Friday afternoon in the Marian Centre.
EAST TIMOR IMMERSION It is only a few weeks before our small group departs for East Timor. Last Friday the group managed to raise over $1000 in the Pave the Mall in Gold activity. Thanks goes to all who supported this fund raising effort.
YR 12 REMAR LEADERSHIP CAMP 2011: MELBOURNE On Thursday the 11th of August a group of thirteen students in the Year 12 Gold Caravel departed along with Mr Augustin and Steph Johansson to Melbourne for the final camp of our three year Remar journey. We stayed in Box Hill on the first night before departing the next day on the Friday afternoon for the Lady Northcote Recreational Camp outside of the city where the camp began. The camp ran until Sunday afternoon and covered many issues related to the stresses of Year 12 and growing up, as well as asking us many questions related to what our goals are in life, how we chose to live out our faith and what we want to do post-school. The three days we were there were spent socialising with students from all the other caravels from around Australia and discussing where our futures lay. After the camp ended, we spent the Sunday night at the Nunnery Hostel in the city and due to flights; we spent the Monday in the city before going back to Box Hill for the final night before flying home on the Tuesday morning. Aaron Crowe, Jarrad Dickson, Georgina Hynes, Grace Ghea, Sarah Kerr, Charmaine Pinheiro, Emily Schnitzer, Krysta Simms, Louis Egger, Rebecca Crack, Thea De Graff, Tegan Heinzel, Tamarah Thompson. Overall, the camp was a very rewarding experience and a great way to end our Remar journey. Grace Ghea, Year 12 Remar Student
SADADEEN SPORTS First Aid Certificate. Well done to the Year 10 PE Elective class who completed their First Aid certificate on Wednesday 23rd. All students participated well, and would feel confident in any type of First Aid emergency! Thankyou to Eagle Training for their excellent teaching and training (Chris and Stuart) Lets hope the boys don't ever have to put it into practice. Well done boys, this is a great skill to have. Mary McPhee
AFL Our Lady of Sacred Heart Student and Northern Territory Institute of Sport athlete, Louis Egger has received an invitation to attend the 2011 NAB AFL Draft Camp. This is excellent news! Well done Louis.
CRICKET Congratulations to Nick Whyte and Ben Ellis who have been selected to represent Alice Springs against Darwin in an open cricket match later on in the year. This is a great achievement as they are selected with open men. Courtney Geraghty in Year 9 has recently returned from Darwin where she competed in the NT titles for Athletics. Events were the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m. We await to hear Courtney's results. Courtney trains extremely hard for these events. Well done. Have a good week ahead. Matt de Jong.
P&F RAFFLE A BIG thankyou to Jenny Montefiore for organising our annual P&F raffle and thankyou to all the businesses that have donated the fantastic prizes. Every OLSH family will receive a book of 10 tickets to sell which will be sent home with the youngest child in the family this week. Please return your sold tickets and money to school as soon as possible. The raffle will be drawn at the fete on September 16th Note: It is a legal requirement that all raffle tickets must be accounted for return to the school. If the book is lost it must be paid for.
if you are unable to sell your tickets please
FETE NEWS Fete Sept 16th Bath St Campus
CALLING FOR DONATIONS Fete co-ordinators are looking for donations of all types. The more items donated, the more money we will raise for the school. You are not restricted to donating to your class stall - all donations gratefully accepted.
LOLLIES any donations of lollies welcome CAKES & PRESERVES donations can be delivered to the Bath St campus on Fete day (with a list of ingredients please) LUCKY DIPS any suitable items for lucky dips TRASH N TREASURE donations can be delivered to Bath St campus. Anyone who has time to assist with sorting at 2.15pm on Friday afternoons is most welcome.
HOT DOGS, NACHOS, BBQ, SOFT DRINKS any donations for these stalls welcome (eg corn chips, tomato sauce) CHOCOLATE WHEEL & SILENT AUCTION we are looking for donations of items to sell/auction MONEY cash donations welcome and will go towards purchasing items for Fete stalls TIME please consider donating your time on a stall on fete night.
AUSTSWIM Become a Qualified Swimming Instructor! Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Course. 17th 18th September The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Course provides candidates with essential competencies to teach swimming and water safety to persons from four years of age in swimming pools and confined natural shallow water venues. The Certificate is valid for three years. Please contact Mr Sam Typuszak on 89508666 if you are interested. OLSH College will reimburse half the cost.
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