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Marist College Ashgrove Volume 46 Issue No. 2 February 2010

Dates to Remember

College News

Thursday, February 18, 2010 • Art Excursion • QSA Monitoring Week • Visit by Japanese Students from Anan City (Continues) • Year 8 Ephrem Camp • Mates Free Dress Day • Year 6 Parent Information Evening Friday, February 19, 2010 • Art Excursion • QSA Monitoring Week • Year 8 Ephrem Camp • Junior School Swimming Carnival • MCA Age Swimming Championships • RSA Training - Year 11 AVS • Visit to Beaudesert Saturday, February 20, 2010 • AIC Volleyball/Cricket v Iona (Home) • CIC Cricket v Nudgee • Gym Dance (Years 10, 11, 12) Monday, February 22, 2010 • Year 10 Camps #2 and #3 Starts • Staff Morning Tea with Senior Brothers’ Community • Year 7 Leadership Day • Year 7 Parent Information Evening Tuesday, February 23, 2010 • Visit by Japanese Students from Anan City (Finishes) • Year 8 Ignatius Camp • P&F Welcome Evening - 7pm Wednesday, February 24, 2010 • Year 8 Ignatius Camp • College Assembly Thursday, February 25, 2010 • Year 11-12 Work Experience • Year 8 Ignatius Camp • E56 Excursion to Fortitude Valley/New Farm Park • Laptop Project - 3 groups/3 sessions • Year 12 PE Volleyball Assessment

Friday, February 26, 2010 • Year 8 Ignatius Camp • Champagnat Sports Lunch - Sofitel Hotel • Year 5 2011 Interviews Conclude • Year 12 QCST Trial 8.15am Saturday, February 27, 2010 • AIC Volleyball/Cricket v St Peter’s LC (Away) • CIC Cricket v SLC Monday, March 1, 2010 • Year 10 Camps #4 and #5 Starts • Student-free Day • Year 8 2012 Interviews Commence Tuesday, March 2, 2010 • Year 8 Harold Camp • AIC Heads of Sport Meeting • Boys Issues Committee Meeting • Old Boys Association Meeting - 7pm • RBA QEconomics Seminar Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • College Assembly • Year 8 Harold Camp • Marist Card Day • Year 12 Feedback Session Thursday, March 4, 2010 • Year 11-12 Work Experience • Year 8 Harold Camp • Newsletter Online Friday, March 5, 2010 • Year 8 Harold Camp • CIC Swimming Team Presentation Evening • Junior School Assembly 1.45pm (SRC Induction) • Term 1 Fees Due • Year 12 PE QSA Filming • Young Australia workshop (Year 11RE & SOR) Saturday, March 6, 2010 • AIC Volleyball/Cricket v St Patrick’s (Home) • AIC Swimming Team Presentation Evening • CIC Cricket v TSS Sunday, March 7, 2010 • Somerville House Chess Competition

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From the Headmaster Dear Members of the Marist College Community, We have had two major celebrations at the College in the last week. On Thursday February 11 we celebrated our Inaugural Mass under a theme of “Now is the time - Marists for a New World.” It is the theme for 2010 of the schools of Marist Sydney Province and takes up Mary’s invitation to bring and be the Good News in an ever changing and new world. (Luke 1:39). We were also challenged through the Mass to make Jesus our light and create a “newness” within ourselves and have an open mind and heart alert to the signs of life in this land. Mary and Marcellin have lived this pilgrimage. Now is the time for us to undertake the journey together. New Marists towards a new land. The second celebration was yesterday February 17 at our Ash Wednesday liturgy. Lent began yesterday. Lent is a penitential season of prayer, self denial and helping others. Our Ash Wednesday Liturgy had a real focus of helping others via the campaign of Marist Asia Pacific solidarity (MAPS). The campaign theme is Marists seeing the world through the eyes of a child. I have challenged the boys to consider the less fortunate in our Marist world like the children at St Joseph’s High School Tenaru in the Solomon Islands. If every boy can meet the challenge of donating at least $10.00 then as a Marist College Ashgrove Community we can make a difference in the lives of these children. By going to the link on our College website or go directly to au/maps/campaigns/2010/ directory.html you can view the Marist places that MAPS assists through Asia and the Pacific. Champagnat challenges us, “Let us look at the world through the eyes of poor children and young people.” Jesus challenges us,

“Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters, you do for me.” Matthew 25:40

Let’s all support MAPS with a strong mind and a gentle heart this Lent. Yours in Jesus, Mary and St Marcellin, Peter McLoughlin Headmaster

Mass & Reconciliation Mass: Wednesday & Friday - 8:10am Reconciliation: Tuesday - 8:10 - 8:40am

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Headmaster’s Notes Congratulations To Fr Pat Doran, Parish Priest of St Michael’s Dorrington who has celebrated fifty years as a priest recently. Fr Pat is no stranger to our College and is often a much welcomed guest of the Marist Brothers retirement community. The Catholic Leader on January 31 stated: “In 2000 Fr Doran was appointed to St Michael’s parish at Dorrington, where this charismatic priest with his friendly way was soon forging ahead with youth work and generally nourishing the parish of Dorrington. Fr Doran has drawn the community together and worked on numerous projects in the archdiocese including WYD08.” Hearty congratulations to Fr Pat!! Inaugural Mass Sincere thanks to Mr Luke McMahon and all involved in the organization of our Inaugural Mass. Special thanks to Archbishop John Bathersby for celebrating the Mass and Fr Jim Hargrave, Fr Peter Brannelly, Fr Pat Doran and Fr Emmanuel Aguiyi who concelebrated with the Archbishop. Haiti Many thanks to those who gave generous support to the appeal for the earthquake victims in Haiti. If you would like to donate for Haiti you can donate directly at the College or go to and follow the link “contact us” where you will find bank details. Please hold the people of Haiti in your prayers. Old Boys Association Congratulations to Mr Sean Harkin who was recently elected President of the Marist College Ashgrove Old Boys’ Association. Sean has been actively involved as Secretary of the Association over recent years. Many thanks to Mr Shane Harkin who has served the Old boys’ Association admirably as President for 2008 and 2009. Congratulation and best wishes to other office bearers: Vice President: Peter Casey Treasurer: Chris Shay Secretary: Jim Gardiner Committee: Tony Hogarth, John O’Hare, Stuart Laing, Jack Laracy and Shane Harkin PRAYERS Please pray for: • The repose of the soul of the grand father of Dominic Jones 10R who passed away on February 5. • The repose of the soul of the grandfather of Sam Levings,12R who passed away on Saturday morning, February 6. “Eternal rest grant to them O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.” Please also keep in your prayers Bob Black’s father, Danny Condon’s wife and Debbie Ryan (Science Centre).

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SCHOOL BASED VACCINATION PROGRAM This year, Brisbane City Council is providing free vaccinations for all Year 8 and Year 10 students as part of Queensland Health’s annual School Based Vaccination Program Year 8 Students are being offered vaccination to protect against Hepatitis B and Chickenpox while Year 10 students are being offered protection against Diptheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (Whooping Cough). The vaccinations will be conducted by a team of specially trained registered nurses and/or a medical practitioner. Year 8 Hepatitis B #1 & Chicken pox – Thursday 22nd April; Year 10 Boostrix – Tuesday 31st August; Year 8 Hepatitis B #2 – Tuesday 9th November. A consent form has been sent home. Please read the information carefully, sign the consent form irrespective of whether you wish your child to be vaccinated or not and return the consent form to the school by 26th February 2010. Parents are encouraged to ensure their children have breakfast on the morning of the vaccination. For more information about diseases, vaccines or the School Based Vaccination Program, visit school_vaccination/ or call 13 Health or 13 43 25 84.

P & F PARENTS WELCOME EVENING We would like to extend a very warm invitation to all new and existing parents to attend the Parents Welcome Evening on Tuesday 23 February at 7 pm in The Cyprian Pavilion. This informal gathering is an opportunity to meet and mingle with other parents whilst enjoying a light supper. For catering purposes could you please email Bernie Reddaway or Karen Ryan (Amity group, Marist College Ashgrove P & F). We look forward to meeting you.

2010 CHAMPAGNAT TRUST SPORT LUNCH The response for the 2010 Champagnat Trust Sport Lunch has been exceptional – another sell out! 600+ guests will be in attendance at the Sofitel on Friday 26 February in support of the Champagnat Trust which directly assists families to access a Marist education for their sons. Apologies to those who have missed out. However, if you would like to support the lunch by way of donating a raffle or auction item we would love to hear from you. Please contact Kay Wells, Community Relations Manager, or 3858 4586. Many thanks.

BLAZERS FOR YEAR 11 BOYS Please note that any boys ordering a new blazer must do so by Friday 19 February. A $50 deposit is required for order to be placed. Total cost is $215.00 For your convenience come and try on blazers from Tuesday 2nd Feb – Fri 19th Feb - we will be open every lunch hour Tuesdays and Fridays 12.30pm – 2.30pm. Wednesdays and Thursdays we will be open morning tea, lunch and after school – 10.30am – 4.00pm.

View and purchase professional sports photography from 2009 and 2010, including the current cricket and volleyball seasons. Visit ashsport.html

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From the Head of VET and Careers SCHOOL-BASED APPRENTICESHIPS Congratulations to all our new School-based Apprentices who have been signed up for 2010. Year 12 students Isaac Bandera, Mitchell Gill, and Jack Wasmund have all gained carpentry apprenticeships and Jack Stranks has an Automotive Mechanical (Heavy Vehicle) apprenticeship. These students will combine work with their school study. Year 12 Boarders, Dylan Breckon who will be starting Engineering in his father’s business in Clermont and Sam Hogarth who will start his carpentry apprenticeship with a carpenter in Millmerran will complete their workplace component in school holidays. Chris Serena in Year 11 who has just joined the AVS program has also been signed up in hospitality with The Legislative Assembly of Qld. YEAR 11 AVS INDUCTION – Monday 9 February

WORK EXPERIENCE/ SCHOOL-BASED APPRENTICESHIP POSSIBILITIES Students have been offered the chance to do work experience which could later lead to an apprenticeship with Bridgeman Stainless Solutions at Brendale. The company manufactures a wide range of products in stainless steel, aluminium and light steel and are one of South East Queensland’s foremost specialists in stainless steel fabrication and other sheet metal products. The company’s products are used in various industries including food preparation and distribution, shopfitting, domestic market, and engineering to name a few. For more information please see Mrs Schmidt or visit SCHOOL-BASED TRAINEESHIP (Electrician – Mechanical at PMP Print at Wacol) Requirements: • Interested more in electrical aspects than mechanical • Year 10 pass in Maths & Physics and studying same in Yr 11 • Some demonstrated Technical aptitude with an interest in mechanical aspects of machinery – fixing, setting, repairing etc • Positive, enthusiastic and energetic with strong problem solving skills • Good communication skills and a willingness to work in a shop floor team environment. Any AVS students interested please see Mrs Schmidt.

Tourism and hospitality is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. By 2019 8.4% of total global employment, or 1 in every 11.8 jobs, will be in the travel and tourism industry (World Travel and Tourism Council 2009). Now is the perfect time for students to start thinking about a career in hotel or event management. By the time they graduate with a Bachelor of Business degree from either the Australian International Hotel School or Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School they will be fully prepared for an exciting career that can take them around the world. Both schools offer industry recognized fast-track degree programs (completed in only 2.5 years) in International Hotel Management, International Event Management and International Hotel and Resort Management. This year there are even more opportunities for students to complete their industry placements with major hotel chains around the world or even complete their degrees in Switzerland, Spain or China. FEE-HELP is also available for students who require assistance. Brochures for interested students are available in the Studies Office or visit and

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From the Deputy Head of School - Teaching and Learning INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF YEAR 12 STUDENTS As explained at the Year 12 Information Evening on 10 February, all (OP and AVS) Year 12 students, at Marist College Ashgrove sit the Queensland Core Skills Test on 31 August 2010 and 1 September 2010. Students sit four tests over these two days: Day 1:

Writing Task (WT) Multi Choice I (MCI)

am pm

Day 2

Short Response Paper (SR) Multi Choice II (MCII)

am pm

It is a College expectation that all OP eligible and OP ineligible students will attend the QCS preparation classes held each week and the QCS Trial Tests held on the following dates: CHAMPAGNAT CENTRE – 8:15AM Term 1: 26/2/10 (WT) & 12/3/10 (MCI) Students are also expected to attend the feedback sessions for each SR paper. This feedback will be delivered on 9 March and students are required to register on the Registration Sheets at the Studies Office. As of Monday 15 February 129 students had registered. Has your son registered for this important skill sharing session? 116 students have not yet registered!! Is your son one of these non-registrants? Please encourage him to attend. Extensive marker feedback is provided on the Short Response Tests, the Writing Tasks and the Multi Choice Papers which the students have completed. This feedback is uploaded onto eduKate for student revision and improvement. Parents are encouraged to read this feedback in order to support their sons. Students whose goal is to achieve their own personal best, should incorporate revision of QCS Trial Tests and past papers into their daily study schedules. Each Year 12 student will receive a Year 12 QCS Report Card at the end of first semester Year 12. Parents can enquire about their sons’ progress on QCS preparation via an email to Marg Keetels (keetelsm@marash.qld. YEAR 10 STUDENTS Are you interested in broadening your horizons and wish to try something different, then why not do an EF High School Year Overseas. Over the past 42 years EF has helped more than 100,000 students spend time abroad experiencing life and school in another culture. EF recognise that students and parents want to be sure they are making wise decisions about their future. We would like to remind you of some of the reasons they can be assured that choosing an EF program is the right choice! •

With over 400 offices and 25,000 staff and volunteers EF is the world’s largest language learning oragnisation

EF guarantees the host country of choice

Students can go on a 2 or 3 month exchange to experience another culture without having to interrupt their studies in Australia.

EF High School Year is offering a special discount for students applying for a semester or year program with EF by 30 March 2010. Book your exchange to France, Germany or Costa Rica and go in a draw for a free Language and Culture Camp prior to their exchange.

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From the Deputy Head of School - Teaching and Learning continued... Want to learn more – come along to a free information meeting to learn more about your EF High School Year. By attending this meeting we will waive the $50 application fee. EF Language School, 164 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane - Tuesday 2 February, 2 March, 6 April, 4 May or 1 June. for more information. QUT NEWS STUDY FINDER For the most up-to-date information on QUT courses, admission information and career outcomes visit www.studyfinder. HOLIDAY CAMPUS TOURS 28 June-2 July and 27 September-1 October 2010. Monday to Friday, 10:00am-12:00noon Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove Campuses Meeting location: A Block (for both campuses) For more information visit 2010 CAREER EVENTS Careers and Employment Expo 7-9 May at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, gives students the opportunity to explore a wide range of post-school options including apprenticeships, employment, private colleges, TAFE and universities. At QUT Information Day in late June and July guidance officers and student advisers will be welcomed to Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses. The seminar program for the day includes updates about courses and initiatives, as well as the opportunity to tour the campus. Guidance officers need only attend one of these days, on the day and campus that suits you best. QUT will be represented at this year’s Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO), Queensland’s largest tertiary studies event. Staff and students will provide expert advice on QUT course options and admission procedures. Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July, 10:00am-4:00pm, RNA Showgrounds, Exhibition Building. The 2010 Open Day will be held on Sunday 25 July 9:00am-3:00pm at Kelvin Grove campus with staff and students from all faculties on hand to talk about courses and life as a university student. Visit for more information. RESOURCES FOR PARENTS QUT News for Parents – an electronic newsletter containing the latest information about courses, facilities, scholarships, support services and other topics of interest to parents. Parents can subscribe at Parent Information Seminar – QUT will hold a Parent Information Evening on Wednesday 21 April, 6:00pm-7:00pm at Creative Industries Precinct, Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove campus. Parents Brochure – QUT publishes a brochure for parents with information about resources for decision making, study costs, support, career outcomes and scholarships. Guide to the QUT website – to make finding online information easier, parents can visit for links to web pages relevant to parents and prospective students. Q-STEP PROGRAM From nearly 700 applications Q-Step accepted 510 students. Q-Step students received admission bonuses of up to three OPs and a guaranteed bursary of $1,000, with many upgrading to a high value Equity Scholarship. CREATIVE INDUSTRIES Check out the new look Creative Industries Faculty website at where you can stay connected with Creative Industries courses, new and events. You can also join our Twitter, Facebook and YouTube networks, or see the latest videos of work created by students on our No Walls showcase website. Access to this information and rich content is available by clicking on the relevant links form the home page of the new website.

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From the Deputy Head of School - Teaching and Learning continued... LAW School students are welcome to use the Law Library. For opening hours visit the Law Library website au/about/branches/law/index.jsp. Law Library staff can design a program for your school group which includes a talk about finding resources for legal studies assignments, a tour of library facilities and study time in the library. These programs take approximately 50 minutes. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY The new four-year honours degree focuses on the business of innovation, providing students with the skills to bring complex emerging technologies to the global marketplace and help stop Australian inventions and expertise from drifting off-shore. Choice of 13 majors: biochemistry, biomedical science, biotechnology, chemistry, digital media, ecology, environmental science, forensic science, games technology, geosciences, information technology, microbiology and physics. Technology Innovation will particularly appeal to students who want to become business-savvy scientists or entrepreneurial champions – those who aspire to work in a dynamic world of translating concepts, discoveries, inventions and creativity into commercial products who like meeting people and working in a high-powered team environment to build money-making enterprises. The course covers subjects relating to the chosen technical area, with students also completing innovation subjects including engaging with the innovation industry, management, marketing, innovation commercialisation strategies, managing business growth, intercultural communication and negotiation skills, and introduction to intellectual property law. For more information visit Change the World A new website provides high school students with insights into where a career in the sciences or information technology can lead them, along with referral to QUT courses that may match their interests. The campaign site, called ‘Change the World’ is designed to bridge the gap between the student’s own experience in the high school classroom and courses which can extend those interests into a career. The site features 15 examples of how Science and Technology degrees offer a vast array of real world possibilities. Visit JAPANESE EXCHANGE STUDENTS The students from Anan city returned home safely. They, together with their families, would like to thank all the staff members (and students) for kind acceptance here at Marist College Ashgrove. Special thanks to host brothers, Alexander Grace Year 12, Jordan Nelson Year 10 and Tom Cramsie Year 10 and their host families. RNA CAREER & TRAINING EXPO 2010 This is the only Career and Training Expo held in a rural environment in the centre of Brisbane. City students have the opportunity meet with country students and view the Schools Steer Judging Competition that takes place in the Energex Community Arena. The RNA Career and Training Expo will provide students with: •

Access to agribusiness students and current university courses

Opportunities to investigate Rural Employment (training and apprenticeships)

Hands-on demonstrations

Fresh produce sampling

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From the Deputy Head of School - Teaching and Learning continued... The RNA Career and Training Expo focuses on rural employment and training opportunities available to students. The Expo has a strategic focus on rural lifestyle and aims to address the misconceptions surrounding rural careers and training. The Expo will be held on Tuesday 3 August 2010, 9:30am – 2:00pm at the RNA Showgrounds. If you are interested please register at the Studies Office prior to 18 June 2010. Marist College Ashgrove Headmaster, Mr Peter McLoughlin, congratulates 2009 Year 12 students on their excellent results.

Please enter _____ players for the Marist College Ashgrove Golf Day My “not negotiable” cheque, payable to Marist College Ashgrove is enclosed or. or




Expiry date: Card No:

Cardholders signature: Phone No: Name on card: Email:

Back from left to right: Jack Gibson (of the Bungjalung people) Alternate Entry into Bachelor of Laws program QUT, Sean McKeague (OP1) Bachelor of Science / MBBS Provisional – UQ Excellence Scholarship, Jack Marshall (OP1) Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws UQ, Samuel Payne (OP1) Bachelor of Commerce / Laws (post grad) Uni of Melbourne – Commerce Faculty Merit Scholarship, Tom Armstrong (OP1) Bachelor of Laws / Journalism QUT – Chancellors Scholarship, Luke Carbon (OP1) Bachelor of Music Griffith Uni, Qld Conservatorium, William Foxcroft (OP1) Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws UQ. Front from left to right: Daniel Collins (OP1) Bachelor of Engineering QUT – Dean’s Scholars Program, Mr Peter McLouglin, Nicholas Wing (OP1) Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of MBBS Provisional Entry for school leavers UQ. Absent: Jacob Allen-Ankins (OP1) Bachelor of Science UQ provisional entry for school leavers – UQ Excellence Scholarship and Adrian Dyer (OP1) Bachelor of Engineering UQ deferred

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Keperra Country Golf Club Friday 26th March

*** $10,000 hole in one prize! *** Come and join us on the day, which will provide you with an excellent opportunity to meet the College community and supporters. If you would like to sponsor a hole for the day please call to discuss.

$95 Entry Fee Includes: * Green Fees & Buggy * Breakfast - Inc Bacon & Egg Burger * Lunch - Hamburgers, Fries, Buffet * Drink Cart - Drink Vouchers on Course * Prizes Galore!!!

Registration 7:30am Shot gun Tee Off 8:30am For information contact: Peter Casey on 0438 325 863

To order tickets, please post the following form to: Peter Casey c/- PO Box to 141, Moorooka Q 4106 or Fax: 07 3255 5129 Please enter _____ players for the Marist College Ashgrove Golf Day My “not negotiable” cheque, payable to Marist College Ashgrove is enclosed or. Expiry date:

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Card No: __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Card holder’s Signature:______________________________________________________________ Name on Card:______________________________________________________________________ Email:_____________________________________________________________________________ Phone No:__________________________________________________________________________

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FRIDAY 26  MARCH 2010    Put this date in your diary.   A great opportunity to welcome our new parents to Marist.  If you would like to get involved, please contact   Marguerite Ludowyk on 3366 6863/0405 772 661     TH

Future Leaders Awards Future Leaders is a national initiative about leadership and the future of Australia. It seeks to involve, inform and inspire young people. The Future Leaders Awards recognise and reward young Australians who have shown strong leadership and potential. The Awards also aim to inspire others to engage in environmental and community issues and make a difference. There are several categories including Future Leaders Environment Award, Future Leaders Jazz Award, Future Leaders Future Justice Award. Details of these are available at the website www. Below are the details of the Future Leaders Writing Prize.

MOVIE NIGHT NOW SHOWING at MARIST COLLEGE ASHGROVE – DRANEY THEATRE – 12TH March 2010 at 7.PM From the Directors of 'Surfing 50 States', comes 'Somewhere Near Tapachula' Perth Film Festival award winner… received a standing ovation! A truly inspiring story of love, life and hope. Set in Tapachula, Mexico, this documentary looks at the horrific childhoods of 45 kids, their new life at Mission Mexico, and the exciting future of following their dreams. To these kids the ocean is not just a place of fun, it’s an escape from what life used to be. This movie will challenge you with the important things in life, and open your eyes to the power of riding waves, whether you are a surfer or not. Mission Refuge Mexico was founded by a local Catholic community couple, Alan and Pamela Skuse. Pam and Alan arrived in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico in November 2000 to spend 12 months volunteering at an orphanage. The organisation they came to help closed down within 6 months so Pam and Alan were left with the dilemma of what to do regarding the children in their care. "It didn’t take long to realize that we could not abandon these kids and because we could see that there was such a great need in this area of work, we decided to stay." Since the refuge was established Pam and Alan have helped around 250 children from various circumstances of need. For more information on Mission Mexico go to All proceeds help support the children in Tapachula Mexico. Nibbles & Soft Drinks available for purchase on the night. Please join us along with Mt. St. Michael's and Lourdes Hill students. Lucky Door Prize.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms Majella Stevens, G&T Coordinator ( or Mr Stephen Littleton, Head of KLA English (


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Are you a Marist Solo Parent bringing up your boy alone?

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Solo Parent’s Group is here to support you. The Solo Parent’s group has been established to help any Single Parent at Marist bringing up their boys on their own. The meetings are very relaxed with lots of chat, laughs and sharing. We support each other with advice from experience during open discussions. We sometimes call in the experts and have a guest speaker. Occasionally social occasions are organised. If you are a solo parent, you are assured of complete

confidentiality and will be very warmly welcomed. Where: The Gap Tavern When: last Saturday of the month (excluding school holidays) Time: 4pm-5.30pm Contact: Pip on 3300 5597 (

THE VIRILITER AGE WINE COLLECTION Marist College Ashgrove Foundation and Gold Creek Wines are delighted to be able to offer four outstanding Australian wines that together create a home cellar catering for all occasions and tastes, and also make great personal or corporate gifts. At only $140 a dozen (plus delivery) and proceeds contributing to the Br Alexis Turton Science Centre, there has never been a better way to support our College. Visit our website for an order form. Many thanks for your support.

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P&F News Our first P&F meeting was held on Monday February 8, with a great attendance! We thank all parents who were able to join us. Some reminders for the coming weeks: We invite you to join us for the Parent’s Welcome Evening on Tuesday February 23rd . Although this evening is especially for new parents we encourage ANY parent who would like to be involved with P&F activities (and not necessarily attend meetings) to join us. We use this opportunity for a quick explanation of the various subcommittees and a call for volunteers. In particular you will learn of ways in which you can support our boarders and their families, the Amity group (all things social), sports canteens, card days, the LEC and tuckshop. Please don’t hesitate to come if you know no-one, or will be coming by yourself. The committee will be there to greet you at the door. We ask that you drop a quick RSVP to the Amity Committee members Bernie Reddaway or Karen Ryan to assist us with catering. Venue is the Cyprian Pavilion – evening starts at 7pm.


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If you are unable to join us on this evening but would like to volunteer to assist any committees please email Jonnie De Lacy at jdelacy1@bigpond. com and she will forward your details to the appropriate committee representatives. More details about specific committees will accompany future newsletters.

Parent Forum on Monday, March 8 – Teenagers, Drugs and Alcohol issues

the Senior Formal pre-dinners drinks which are held in the Champagnat Centre.

Venue: Time:

On Saturday March 13 we need at least 12 parents from 1.30pm till about 7pm – or any times in which you are available. Menus and ingredients are prepared, you just need to chop, prepare, blend, present and wash up - no culinary skills are necessary!!!!! If you would like to volunteer or need any more information please contact Bernie Reddaway at berniereddaway@ or Karen Ryan at karen_

Cyprian Pavilion 7pm – 9pm. Please be seated by 6.50pm

For those who are new to the College, the P&F holds a parent forum in Terms 1 and 3. The evening is designed to both educate parents in topical issues and provide opportunities for discussion. In the past we have invited renowned guest speakers. However in 2009 we felt we needed to have a ‘home based” forum to discuss “alcohol related issues” which most families will face with our boys. This forum will be facilitated by Richard Ward, our Deputy Head of School (Pastoral Care) and the Boys Issues’ Committee. We initiated discussions last year and received phenomenal support and feedback from the parents who attended. This forum “picks up from last year” particularly addressing the areas parents felt needed more discussion. THIS FORUM IS NOT JUST FOR SENIOR SCHOOL PARENTS – we desperately encourage parents from the Junior school to join us, so we can be proactive with this important issue.

Year Dinners Our Year Dinners commence in March with two dinners this term - Years 8 and 5. Invitations will be sent in the mail soon. If you are new to the school or have never attended the dinner before, we encourage you to join us for a great evening. We hope some of our boarder parents and solo parents will also feel welcome to attend – you do not need to attend with a partner! If you would like to attend but are anxious about any details, please email Bernie Reddaway berniereddaway@hotmail. com or Karen Ryan karen_ryan@ or Solo Parent committee representative Pip Mc Glinn at

Year 11 parents – Senior Formal pre –dinner drinks

Boarders Support

The Amity Committee is still in desperate need of volunteers to assist with the preparation of savouries for

It was lovely to meet so many of our new families on January 26th on their return to school.

Uniform Shop Hours: • Mondays closed • Tuesday and Friday - 12.30pm - 2.30pm • Wednesday and Thursday 12.30pm - 4.00pm

Clothing Pool Hours: Wednesday 8:00am - 9:30am & 3pm - 4:30pm. Cash or cheque only for clothing pool. CLOTHING POOL All clothing submitted for sale must be washed and ironed. Blazers must be dry-cleaned and mended.

The Uniform Shop has Eftpos and Credit Card facilities (Visa / Mastercard). Parents can take advantage of this service by phoning through their card details allowing their sons to come down at lunchtime and pick up any uniform requirements. Please note that uniforms will not be issued until card details have been received and transactions approved.

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P&F News Term 1 is a busy term with lots of activities in the College. Boarder’s afternoon teas will recommence On February 19th for all our Group 1 mothers feeding the Year 7, 8 and 9 boys. This year we will be moving from the BBQ area near the Cyprian and gathering in the Year 12 dormitory courtyard, overlooking Derek Cameron Oval for afternoon tea. If you are unable to attend the afternoon tea, please deposit your lovely food in the fridge in the boarder’s dining room. We hope to recruit a few more volunteers at the Welcome Evening for this wonderful initiative. Following the Yr 12 Formal pre-drinks, an invitation has been sent out to all parents of Year 12 boys to join together for dinner whilst the formal is going on. Last year this dinner was such an enjoyable evening with some 66 parents gathered together, we decided to make it an annual event. If any parent did not receive their invitation please email me: and I will provide details for you. This is a wonderful opportunity for our day and boarding parents to meet each other, often for the first time, relax and enjoy each other’s company and share conversation.

We are also seeking more volunteers to assist the Health Centre in transporting boarding boys to the many and varied appointments that occur in any given week. A Blue Card is required for this assistance. However if you don’t already have one and would like to help, the College will gladly arrange for you to be issued with one. Our boarding community adds a richness of spirit to the life of the College and it is a pleasure to be involved with boarder’s support. If any of you have boarders in your sons’ classes, I would encourage you and your boys to get to know them. These boys are frequently great distances from their homes and families would welcome your hospitality in any way you could provide. If you are interested in helping out in any of the above mentioned areas, please don’t hesitate to email us, we would welcome your support. Michelle Carmody Mob: 0412 695 207 Gillian Semple P&F Boarders’ Support Have a good fortnight, Deb Moloney (Vice-president P&F)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE CLOTHING POOL Four volunteers are needed to help out in the shop. You’ll be rostered on every 4 to 6 weeks, either in the morning or afternoon depending on what is convenient for you. At the moment we need 2 morning helpers and two afternoon people. The Clothing Pool is open every Wednesday during the Term from 8.00 – 9.30am and 3.00 to 4.30pm. This provides a valuable service to the College community and is an enjoyable way to meet others. All profits go to help maintain the College. To enquire please ring Fran on 35110438.

Card Day What is Card Day at Marist College Ashgrove? Card Day…you’ve seen it on the calendar but you’re not sure what it’s all about. Our aim is… • To provide a social opportunity for card players in our community, and • To fundraise a modest amount for our College P & F As a sub-committee of our College P & F, Card Day is held once a term on a Wednesday in the Cyprian Pavilion from 9.30am until 2.00pm. Our guests book tables and spend the day playing bridge and other card games. With the help from our Volunteers, we hold a raffle and lucky door and serve a homebaked morning tea and lunch. A cash bar operates from midday onwards. Volunteering… • Many of our Volunteers are current and former College Mums. If you have a couple of hours to spare, we’d love you to come along and if you can bake we’d also love you to bring a plate of something tasty. Most of our Volunteers retire as their sons complete Year 12. If you are a new parent with a son in Year 5 or Year 8, please feel welcome to phone us about volunteering or come along to our first Card Day this year on Wed 3 March. Donations… Are always appreciated, if you would like to become a raffle sponsor please phone us. Come as a guest… If you would like to be included in our invitation mailing list, don’t hesitate to phone us. Admission is $15.00 pp with tables of 4-6. Card Day dates for 2010 • Wed 3 Mar • Wed 26 May • Wed 28 Jul • Wed 20 Oct If you’d like to find out more, please give either of us a call. Lisa Gelsomino Bookings & Enquiries P: 3366 9020 or 0400 729 643 E: Janine Sharman Volunteers & Enquiries P: 3353 4943 or 0412 628 546 E:

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Music News 2010 Semester 1 Performance Calendar It is hoped that in the next 2 weeks the boys will receive their copy of the Concert Calendar as it is currently at the printers. Parents can also check the College’s Calendar and boys’ diaries for the upcoming major concerts. In the next few weeks, the String Quartet and El Mariachi Guitars will be performing at upcoming functions and most groups will also be performing in either the Autumn Bands Concert or Autumn Strings and Choral Concert. Music Uniforms The uniform for all junior and secondary performing ensembles is a black collared shirt with a Marist Crest and is available from the clothing shop. This is to be worn with black trousers, socks and shoes. This will be the uniform for all groups from Years 5 to 12. If you already have a black collared shirt you must arrange to have the College Crest put on it by the clothing shop. The new shirts can now be ordered from the College Clothing shop. It is hoped that all boys have the uniform ready by Week 7 as this is when the majority of boys will either be performing in the Autumn Bands Concert or Autumn Strings and Choral Concert. Singers Wanted We are currently welcoming new boys to join the College’s Performance Choir and Marist Voices. If you are a keen musician or if you even just love to sing, come along to rehearsals. Performance Choir, (for 8 to 12 students), rehearses on Thursday mornings between 7.30 and 8.30 AM and Marist Voices, (for Years 5 to 7), rehearses from 7.30 and 8.30 AM on Wednesday mornings. Both choirs focus on both contemporary and traditional choral repertoire. Singing in an ensemble provides boys with an opportunity to improve and develop their vocal skills, socialize with peers who share similar interests and allows boys contribute to the College in a broader sense. If you are a classroom music student and are thinking about studying music beyond school, singing is an important skill to have as it enhances general musicianship. If you are interested, please see Mrs Laura Kavanagh in the Music Centre or alternatively email musicstaff@marash.qld. Music Theory Music theory and aural group lessons are currently being offered through the Music Department. These lessons are highly recommended for students sitting higher grade A.M.E.B examinations for all instruments. A.M.E.B requires: Grade Two Theory of Music to complete a Sixth Grade Practical Music Examination, Grade Three Theory of Music to complete a Seventh Grade Practical Examination and so on. The Theory and Aural classes are also highly recommended for those students considering applying for tertiary music courses, as a theory and aural examination at some institutions are a requirement when applying and auditioning. These classes are run in small groups and are designed for all levels of musical understanding. Enrollment forms can be found in the Instrumental Music Handbook which is available from the Music Centre or the Marist College Music website: http://www.marash.qld. Tuition Costs for 2010 In line with the minimum rates set by the Music Teachers Association of Queensland music fees will rise to the following in 2010: Individual lesson @ $30 per 30 minute lesson Group Lessons @ $16 per 30 minute lesson Stream B (large group) @ $10 per 30 minute lesson Any further questions regarding music at the College please email the department on the following address:

Marist Voices

Performance Choir

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Mission and Ministry News Inaugural Mass 2010 Archbishop Bathersby, Fr Jim Hargrave, Fr Peter Brannelly, Fr Pat Doran, and Fr Emmanuel Augiyi concelebrated Mass on Thursday evening 11 February to bless the beginning of the College academic year at which the Senior Student Leaders were presented with their badges of office and the Year 12 boys made their pledge of service and leadership to the College. The theme of light was woven through the prayers and readings of the Mass, the College community encouraged to pursue the truth that only the light of Christ can fully reveal. The procession of Year 12 boys into the darkened gym, each with a candle to be placed around the altar, drew the congregation’s attention to the theme remarkably well. Thank you to those who contributed to making the service a memorable one and to the boys themselves who demonstrated moments of genuine high spirits and support not only for the Senior leaders but for the prospect of another year of challenge and achievement at Marist College.

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Mission and Ministry News Continued... Inaugural Mass 2010 Continued...

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Mission and Ministry News Continued... HAITI COLLECTION Thank you to those many parents, students and staff who generously donated to the collection for the HAITI disaster held at the end of the Inaugural Mass. The very substantial sum of $2672 is being forwarded to the International Marist Solidarity Fund (FMSI) at the General House in Rome to be used to support Marist ventures in Haiti. The Brothers of the Mexican Province run three schools in Haiti so we hope our small token may be some assistance to them. Thank you. Lenten Season This week we begin the season of Lent, 40 days in our faith life when we focus on the things that really matter and which are crucial to making life as good as it can be – stepping up our focus on prayer, working on that part of ourselves about which we are not happy or which we feel we can be so much better, and making extra effort to support those who do not enjoy the privileges we take for granted. Prayer, self-denial and almsgiving are the measures of the Christian life during Lent. SHROVE TUESDAY The St Vincent De Paul students prepared pancakes for the students on Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) as a community building exercise and a chance to make some dollars for the group’s activities this year. Through the generosity of Campus Minister, Mrs Mena McLean, all boys in the Junior school were able to enjoy a feast of pancakes on the last day before the Lenten rigours kicked in. They seemed to go down well. Thank you to the Vinnies boys for their hard work and enthusiasm. ASH WEDNESDAY The College Years 5-12 gathered in the Champagnat Centre for the ceremony to receive the mark of the ashes to signify the start of the Lenten season. Transformation and change were the themes of the liturgy, the central focus being the reading from 2 Corinthians - Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. Boys were encouraged to make a special to get to Mass before school at least once during Lent, to practice an act of self-denial and to give generously to the Marist Solidarity campaign which aims to help students in Marist schools around the Asia Pacific region – our own Marist brothers and sisters – who share many of our own ideals and values but who are very often less fortunate certainly in material ways. Our College commitment to this campaign which is aiming to raise $15,000 during Lent is very important. Any help families can offer students to reach this target is much appreciated. SERVICE GROUPS The following Service Groups are in the process of beginning for the year. Students interested in making a commitment to one of these groups should listen for announcements in the morning notices or call in to the RE or Campus Ministry Office for more information. ST VINCENT DE PAUL CONFERENCE – contact Mr McMahon CARITAS GROUP – contact Mr Kenny or Mr Ruiz OAKTREE GROUP – contact Mr Wright

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From the Archives... Hello to you all again. We finished our last segment with College sporting teams doing remarkably well in 1945 and 1946, and the comment that there were many people besides the hard-working Brothers who were making important contributions to the process of re-establishing education at Ashgrove…… some of those lay staff would become legendary figures in the history of the school. The first of these lay-persons was Mr Arch Ferrier. He had first come to Headmaster Oliver Clarke’s attention in 1944 as an athletics coach of some renown. Mr Ferrier had previously been a coach and head groundsman at Shore School in Sydney, but to his evident dismay had been dismissed from his employment because he was “too old”. (Many of us in our declining years share Arch’s feelings – while we aren’t totally disgruntled at being regarded as ancient, we’re not entirely gruntled either!!!) Arch maintained that he still had plenty to offer any employer, and Brother Oliver was wise enough to recognise gold when he saw it; in 1945 he asked Mr Ferrier to join Ashgrove as Athletics coach/ groundsman, and as an ex-Marist schoolboy himself, Arch jumped at the chance. As Mark Farrelly says in Canvas of Dreams, “ Mr Ferrier was one of the old school – courteous, dignified, always meticulously dressed, the complete gentleman where boys were concerned, and dedicated to his work….neither he nor Oliver ever regretted the step.” Arch would serve MCA for almost a decade until his death in 1954, and became a legend to boys for his expertise in athletics and boxing, and his dignified kindliness. In the completely opposite direction, Oliver would also be responsible for hiring another much loved Ashgrove figure: music teacher Kitty Gilroy. To diversify the curriculum, Oliver established a music department, and employed Mrs Gilroy as director. It was again a wise choice – Oliver had a gift for selection of talented and inspiring people. Introducing “culture” to the barbarians of Ashgrove must have been a daunting task….Kitty would do it until her eventual retirement in 1969. Mark Farrelly sums up Kitty as “a thorough tutor of Prussian efficiency and a heart of gold. She tamed Ashgrove boys…” . So efficient was Kitty that all her music students acquitted themselves well in their exams, including three in 1945 who scored perfect marks, and her choir won prizes. Kitty was the first of the music teachers at MCA, and set the benchmark for excellence which is now regarded as standard. So Oliver had acquired lay people who would help the students of Ashgrove in both sporting and cultural ways, but there was a third person who would also have a significant impact on the College over a long period of time, and that impact would be centred on a vital part of nurturing growing young boys – feeding them. Lou Boothby had first been employed at Eagle Heights during the enforced military occupation, arriving in 1944 after a succession of cooks found the situation not to their liking….Lou liked it so much he rented a house from the school near the Tower Block in 1945, and remained as chef until 1974!!! Never perturbed, never flustered, Lou would feed generations of boarders with his nourishing culinary efforts, and therefore earn his legendary “layman” status. There were of course others who as lay people helped the Brothers restore education to Ashgrove, and sadly few of them have passed their names down through time to us today, but that does not diminish their contribution, nor the spirit in which it was offered….it is just that Arch, Kitty, and Lou provide remarkable examples of the partnership that the Brothers were able to build with the wider community so that the boys in their charge would have the very best that could be provided for them. And now we must pause, for just as Ashgrove is regaining its feet and beginning to make a splash in the educational world of post-war Brisbane, yet again there will be massive change: Oliver Clarke will depart the scene, and in his place will arrive a Brother overlooked at the very inception of the school, a man who thought he would be its first leader and who had been disappointed in that hope. After a long time in the wings, Brother Cyprian Dowd is about to assume centre-stage. Yours From The Archives, Dave Cameron

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Marist College Ashgrove NewsnEWS JunIoRJunior SCHool Dear Parents, Staff and Boys, When you read these lines we will have started the season of Lent. The College community attended a very meaningful Ash Wednesday Ceremony which laid down a good foundation for the next few weeks. I would imagine that Lent is not one of the favourite Seasons on the Church’s Calendar as it has always had a rather negative reputation, especially in the ‘old days’, when we were encouraged to ‘give something up’ for Lent. What about Lent in 2010? Is there a way we can be affected, or changed, in 2010, during these 40 days? As Christians, we need to look to the person of Jesus Christ for this answer as Jesus is the absolute anchor for each of us, the challenge for each of us. In the scriptures, we read that Jesus often criticised the Pharisees and other leaders for not ‘practising what they preached.’ They went around the temple in flowing robes and gold rings, but very few people saw the words they preached put into daily action. Father Richard Rohr OFM, an American Franciscan Friar, visited Brisbane a few years ago and I took down a saying he spoke in an address. These are the words: “You must become the love you seek, the mercy you seek and the forgiveness you seek.” These words summarise the teachings of Jesus, when he saw the actions of the Pharisees. Our personal and private spirituality have to be evident in the way we live our daily lives. This is a huge challenge for all of us and during the weeks of Lent, it is important to reflect on this. Do I live the truth and beliefs I mouth? Is my spirituality reflected in my daily actions? Am I LOVING, am I MERCIFUL and am I FORGIVING? To conclude this Lenten Reflection, I share with you a prayer, which was forwarded by the Marist Ministries’ Office: Lord, you have watched me grow in my mother’s womb and I know you love all you have made. Help me to transform all my difficulties and disabilities into opportunities for growth. Shine the light of your Spirit on me that I may grow as the person you are calling me to be. Inspire me to develop the talents you have given me for the benefit and the service of those people you have placed in my life. May I become a blessing for others. AMEN.

A few items of information for you: The new term: As I have mentioned before, we have had a great start to the new school year in the Junior School and I thank you, the parents and staff, for all you have done to ensure the boys were ready for the year ahead. As far as I can see, the new boys in Year 5, 6 and 7 have settled well, but if your son is struggling at this time, please would you make contact with me. This type of information and awareness is so important and is always dealt with very confidentially. I stated, at the Orientation Morning, that the care of each of our boys is of great importance to us, so we need to know if there is anything troubling them. dropping off of students: A reminder to parents that the road leading up to the Junior School is for staff only, as the sign at the bus shelters states. Parents are asked not to drive up this road to drop off their sons as it becomes very congested and dangerous. The parking area, behind the Junior School, is for staff only. Thank you for your assistance with this. Have all parents sent in the completed forms for the start of 2010? If not, please do so as we need to have complete and accurate forms for all our families. Thank you. Important dates to remember from Thursday 18 February to Friday 5 March:

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Marist College Ashgrove Junior News Continued... Thursday 18 February: MATES FREE dRESS dAy. Boys wear free dress and participate in a gold coin collection for charity. The funds raised on this day will go towards to the people of Haiti. Year 6 Parent Information Evening at 7.00pm, in the Year 6 classrooms. Friday 19 February: Junior School Swimming Carnival from 9.00-12.30pm. This will be at the College swimming pool and parents are invited to join us. The boys will see a movie from 1.30-3.00pm. Monday 22 February: Year 7 Leadership Day. This will be held in the Brother Cyprian Pavilion. Year 7 Parent Information Evening at 7.00pm, in the Year 7 classrooms. Tuesday 23 February: Parents and Friends’ Committee welcome to all parents and new parents. This begins at 7.00pm and will be held in the Brother Cyprian Pavilion. Friday 26 February: Year 5, 2011 interviews conclude. Sunday 28 February: Somerville House Chess Competition. Letters will be forwarded to parents closer to the time. Monday 1 March: PuPIl FREE dAy. The College Staff will be involved with Professional development. Friday 5 March: Junior School Assembly at 1.45pm. This will be held in the Draney Theatre and parents are invited to attend. The new Junior School Leaders will be announced at this assembly. My warmest wishes to you all,

Michael B. Druce.

From the MuSIC dEPARTMEnT Instrumental Music Lessons and ensemble rehearsals have started again for 2010 and boys are working hard to prepare for the Term 1 performances, including the Autumn Concerts in March. For any information about music lessons, rehearsals and concerts, please visit the Music website (accessible via the main Marist homepage). Please note the following information with regards to music lessons.

lesson Timetables 1. Timetables are posted on the music website (, music centre notice board and Junior School notice board each Friday afternoon for the following week's lessons. 2. It is the responsibility of the student to check their lesson times for the following week and write their lesson time onto the Music Lesson Record (pink) and the Out of Class Permission Form (green) at the back of the College diary. This sheet is used by classroom teachers to verify that a lesson is scheduled. 3. Although every attempt is made to keep lesson times the same from week to week, lesson times often change due to excursions, camps, public holidays and other College disruptions.

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Marist College Ashgrove Junior News Continued... Student Absences 1. It is the responsibility of the student/parents to notify the music department of intending absences 24 hours in advance, or in the case of sickness, on the day of the lesson. Upon notification an attempt will be made to reschedule the lesson. Notification is best given in writing by sending an email to Alternatively, in the case of sickness, parents can call the College absentee line clearly stating that the student has a scheduled instrumental lesson on that day. 2. Lessons missed by students without 24 hours prior notice or adequate excuse will forfeit the cost of the missed lesson and the lesson will not be rescheduled. 3. Where a student misses a lesson as a result of a College event (e.g. an excursion or an exam), the music department will attempt to reschedule the lesson if a prior apology in accordance with the above has been given.

Marist Voices Do you love to sing? We’re looking for new members to join Marist Voices – the Year 5, 6 and 7 choral group. Rehearsals are on Wednesday mornings from 7.30 to 8.30am in the Music Centre. Marist Voices performs regularly throughout the year at such events as Junior Assemblies, Autumn and Winter Concerts, Cathedral Concert and Soiree. There is no need to audition for this ensemble, but if you’re interested in joining please contact Mrs Kavanagh in the Music Centre. Kellee Green Music Teacher

JunIoR SCHool SPoRT SWIMMIng (Scott Murphy – Junior School Swim Coach) The Junior School Swimmers have been working extremely hard over the last few weeks and have produced some fine results in the pool. We hosted a CIC invitational meet on Friday 5th February at the College pool and this was our first and only chance to compete against some of our opponents from the CIC competition. All boys swam very well with almost all boys producing personal best times from the meet! Great effort boys! The North-West District Swimming Trials were held on Friday 12th February. Unfortunately we are only allowed to nominate three boys per event. The following boys were chosen to represent Marist College at this trial:Under Under Under Under

10s; 11s; 12s; 13s;

Tom Carroll, Mike Lidstone, Matt Dangerfield and Tom Dangerfield. Dom Fielden, Xavier Hamilton, Alfie Green, Jack Gullo, Jack Riley and Fletcher Booth. Ben Laing, Elliot Grace, Izaac Ellings, James Ellings and Brendan Cooke. Nathan Downes and Ryley French.

All boys swam very well and displayed exceptional behaviour on the day. They have also all been chosen to represent North-West at the Metropolitan North Trials at Albany Creek on Wednesday 24th February. These boys should be congratulated as Marist College Ashgrove won the overall aggregate and percentage trophy at these championships which is a great effort. Well done boys. With just over two weeks of training left until the CIC swimming championships are upon us, I feel it is timely to announce that the Captains of the Junior School Swimming Team for this 2009/2010 season are Brendan Cooke and nathan downes, supporting them are Vice-Captains Izaac Ellings, James Ellings and Ben laing. All five boys, as with all our under 12 & 13 age group, have displayed a fantastic attitude towards their training and have consistently displayed fine leadership skills and commitment to leading and encouraging all members of the squad both at training and at swim meets. Well done boys, and best of luck Brendan, Nathan, Izaac, James and Ben in your new roles within the team, I am sure you will do us proud. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the POMS (Parents Of Marist Swimmers). Our Mums and Dads don’t often get the thanks they deserve for driving swimmers to and from swimming training, turning up at the swim meets, organising fundraising and lending a hand in supporting Marist College Ashgrove Swimming. They do a fantastic job and I am very grateful for their significant contributions to the Junior Swimming Program. With time running out, let’s make it count! Then the fun begins! CIC Championships March 9th 2010.

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Marist College Ashgrove Junior News Continued... ColouR SWIMMIng CARnIVAl – Friday 12th February BEloW IS SoME IMPoRTAnT InFoRMATIon ABouT THE ColouR SWIM CARnIVAl TIME 9.00am 9.15am

10.35am 11.00am – 11.45am

11.45am – 12.30pm

12.30pm 12.35pm

EVENT Colour war cries and Ashgrove war cry 50m Freestyle 50m Breaststroke 50m Freestyle Relays – all ages All Ages Medley Relay MORNING TEA Novelty Events Shallow end – Tennis Ball elimination Middle of pool – Smash the Lighthouse Deep end – Treasure Hunt (dive and retrieve) Shallow end – Relays Middle of pool – Fishing Basket Deep end – Emu Ball Staff V Student Relay 4 X 50m Presentation of Colour Trophy

Snow Cones will be on sale all day down at the pool. Cost - $3.50 per snow cone Rash shirts/ or shirts are compulsory for all boys to wear during the novelty events HATS and SUNBURN CREAM - it cannot be stressed enough the need for these. Shirts to be worn when not in the pool. Boys are allowed to bring along mascots and wear zinc cream in their team colour if they wish, within reason. The day is meant to be fun without going overboard. BAGS - everyone will take their own school bag with them to the pool. No school gear, just swim gear, morning tea and drink. Boys to put their polo shirt and other clothing in their bag when not wearing them. MORNING TEA will be at the pool. Lunch will be in the primary school yard. Tuckshop can be purchased the usual way through your class basket. Parents are welcome to come and watch.

CRICKET The cricket season has started in earnest with some exciting games being played by many Ashgrove teams. All teams have performed admirably and everything looks bright for an enjoyable and wonderful season. To ensure the cricket season remains hassle free for everyone, I would like to highlight to parents a few important reminders:  By now, all cricket players should have received their respective handbook. Please read over them, they contain vital information for the cricket season.  Coaches need to be informed if players will be missing at training or at the game. Contact details are outlined in the handbook. An electronic copy can be found on the website.  As outlined in the College diary, commitment to school cricket takes priority over Club cricket or going away for the weekend.  Players must wear full appropriate College sports uniform whilst playing C.I.C. games.

RugBy REFEREES The College is seeking interested parents, older age students or old boys to referee throughout the upcoming CIC season. All potential referees will be required to complete a Smart Rugby Course. Re-accreditation can be done on-line via the following address . For those who have not yet achieved accreditation courses you must do a face to face accreditation and you can find the locations for these from the following link:,70555.html and register at the respective course which suits. If you are a qualified referee or are interested in becoming a rugby referee please send your name, contact details and rugby experience to: Luke Caplick Head of Sport – Junior School

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