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10 2010

Marist College Ashgrove Volume 46 Issue No. 10 June 2010

Dates to Remember Saturday, July 17, 2010 • Visit to Katherine Show - Finish • Santa Teresa Immersion prep • TSXPO, RNA Showgrounds • XCountry camp at Alex Headlands

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 • Junior School Assembly 1.45pm • Term 2 Finishes - 3.10pm Wednesday, June 23, 2010 • Staff Day • Vanuatu Immersion - Start • Curriculum Planner Training • Ideas for Using Rationale - Workshop

Sunday, July 18, 2010 • Santa Teresa Immersion prep • TSXPO, RNA Showgrounds • XCountry camp at Alex Headlands

College News

Thursday, June 24, 2010 • Staff PD Day • DoL Inservice • ICT Steering Committee - Laptop Project Evaluation • Laptop Project Teachers - Complete Project Design Friday, June 25, 2010 • Staff Reporting Day • XCountry Tour to Sydney departs

Monday, July 19, 2010 • Year 10 Camp #10 • Maths/Eng/Arts/LOTE Dept Meeting (3.25pm) • P&F General Meeting • Year 7 Parent/Teacher Interviews Tuesday, July 20, 2010 • Year 10 Camp #10 • Year 9/10 Foley 7’s (Lunchtime) • Year 12 Group & Individual Photos (9am) • Year 12 OP Information Evening • Year 6 Parent/Teacher Interviews

Saturday, June 26, 2010 • Visit to Moree/St George Visits - Start Sunday, June 27, 2010 • Brothers’ Jubilee Celebrations

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 • Year 10 Camp #10 • Year 12 Retreats • Year 9/10 Foley 7’s (Lunchtime) • QDU Debating • Year 5 Parent/Teacher Interviews

Monday, June 28, 2010 • Visit to Moree/St George Visits - Finish • Semester 1 Reports Posted • XCountry tour to Sydney - Returns

Thursday, July 22, 2010 • Boarding Visit to Darwin Show - Start • Year 10 Camp #10 • Year 12 Retreats • Year 9/10 Foley 7’s (Lunchtime) • Newsletter Online

Sunday, July 4, 2010 • Vanuatu Immersion - Finish Tuesday, July 6, 2010 • Old Boys Association Meeting Monday, July 12, 2010 • College Foundation Meeting • Staff Day Tuesday, July 13, 2010 • All Students Commence Term 3 - Winter Uniform • Year 9 QCATS Implementation commences

Friday, July 23, 2010 • Year 10 Camp #10 • Year 12 Retreats • Year 9/10 Foley 7’s (Lunchtime) • CIC Basketball v Villanova • Year 10 French Immersion Day

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • College Assembly • Drama Classes • Year 11/12 Foley 7’s (Lunchtime) Thursday, July 15, 2010 • Visit to Katherine Show - Start Friday, July 16, 2010 • Santa Teresa Immersion prep • AIC Heads of Sport Meeting • Year 12 QCST Trial 8.15am

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

College Website: AIC Weekly Sport: Parenting Ideas: (password=kidscount) JUNIOR SCHOOL Junior School - 3858 4551 Junior School Fax - 3858 4557 Junior Sportsline - 3858 4688 Student Absences - 3858 4697 SECONDARY SCHOOL Secondary Office - 3858 4555 Secondary Fax - 3858 4502 Secondary Sportsline - 3858 4698 Student Absences - 3858 4697


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From the Headmaster Dear Members of the Marist College Community, Before the dawn of Monday June 14 many members of the Australian Football family endured a four goal hammering at the hands of Germany, leaving Australia with the task of having to beat Ghana and Serbia in order to qualify for the second round of Football’s World Cup in South Africa. In the hours and days that followed there was much conjecture as to why such a defeat? In the days leading up to the match it was reported that there had been a significant event that had caused grief for the team. Brad Jones, one of the goalkeepers in the squad had left the team to return to his four year old son Luca in France who had been diagnosed with leukemia. When Tim Cahill scored a goal in the friendly game against the USA his post goal “celebration” was to cup his arms like he was cradling a baby. Captain of the Socceroos, Lucas Neill, said, “We consider ourselves a family and therefore, the news that we heard was as an extended part of the family and it was devastating.” Neill went on to say, “It makes you appreciate just how good it can be one day and how bad it can be the next.” The nature of life is like this. This is just a small boy who is seriously ill. Lucy McCahon, the infant daughter of former old boy and College swim coach Matt and his wife Anne was born on May 4th with a variation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Baby Lucy was flown to Melbourne where she had life saving surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Matt wrote an email to me expressing his belief in St Marcellin and his faith that his baby daughter would recover. I admire his faith as a great strength to him in a time where the importance of life was made so evident. Last Saturday Sapper Darren Smith’s funeral was held in the College Chapel. Darren Smith was killed in Afghanistan on June 7 along with his colleague Sapper Jacob Moerland. Darren Smith was married and he and his wife have a two year old son. Family is so important in good times and in bad. Family spirit is one of the five pillars of a Marist Education. The book “Water from the Rock” Marist Spirituality following in the tradition of Marcellin Champagnat talks of Family Spirit; “Marcellin and the first Brothers were united in heart and mind. Their relationships were marked by warmth and tenderness. In their discussions about living together as Brothers they found it useful to compare the spirit of their community life to that of a family. Like our early communities, we are inspired by the home of Nazareth to develop those attitudes that make family spirit a reality: love and forgiveness, support and help, forgetfulness of self, openness to others, and joy. This style of relating has become a characteristic of our way of being Marist.” As our boys make their way home for holidays at the end of a busy term, it is important not to lose sight of what’s important in life……. not what you have but who you have around you to support you. May our Marist family spirit characterize our College as somewhere we all belong and a place for all. Yours in Jesus, Mary and St Marcellin, Peter McLoughlin Headmaster

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Headmaster’s Notes Farewells I’d like to farewell and wish the following staff every grace and blessing: • Mr Eric Kapitany who has resigned his position at the College. Mr Kapitany joined the staff in 1991 and has been very committed to his work here. • Mrs Joan Mason who has resigned from her position at the College. Mrs Mason has been a member of staff since 2002 and held the position of Director of Applied Vocational Studies until 2008. Mrs Mason has been very committed to the boys in AVS and we wish her well as she joins the staff at St Rita’s College. Congratulations • To all AIC coaches of Rugby, Soccer and Chess who completed the second trimester of sport last Friday/Saturday. Best Wishes The following members of staff will be undertaking leave and I would like to wish them well on behalf of our Marist College Family: • Ms Rebecca Taylor will commence maternity leave and return in Semester 2, 2011. Our prayers and best wishes for a safe and happy delivery of her baby. • Mr Gerard Effeney, Mr Rod Gilhome and Mr Denis Callaghan will be on long service leave for the second semester. • Mr Tony Byrne will be on long service leave for Term 3. • Mrs Deb Ryan will be on sick leave for Term 3 and is very deserving of our prayers. • Mrs Alicia Frances will be on leave until Semester 2, 2011. Prayers please Please pray for the repose of the soul of Peter Orlicki’s mother in law who passed away last weekend. The funeral was held on Friday. Brodie McAllister Brodie McAllister has been offered a place at the Juilliard Winter Jazz School, being held at Trinity College in Melbourne from 26 June to 2 July. It is a one-week residential program for high school students aged 15-18 who are dedicated, disciplined and passionate about jazz. They have offered 30 places world-wide and he has been lucky enough to receive the 1st trombone position (over 2 Americans and a student from Dubai). The best in the program is usually offered a fully paid scholarship to study at the Juilliard Conservatorium for the duration of their university degree. Brodie is the only Queenslander in the program and the first Marist boy to participate in the program and the only Trombone from Australia (at the moment, positions may change). Parking - Grevillea Road (Playing Fields side) An email has been received from the Gap Ward Office asking if I could remind parents that parking next to the playing fields is parallel only, ie parallel to the road, and not angle parking. Whilst this will only capture Marist parents, it may go some way in reducing the risk of an accident as well as the risk of a parking infringement should an officer be asked to attend. Brothers Jubilees On Sunday 27 June the Marist Brothers will celebrate jubilees at the College. Two of our Brothers community, Br Raymond Mulvogue and Br Graeme Peacock will celebrate their Golden Jubilee – fifty years of religious life. I’d like to thank and congratulate Brs Ray and Graeme on this wonderful achievement and commitment.

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Headmaster’s Notes Continued... Thank you To Mr Tim Baldwin who has been Acting Head of Boarding this term and has attacked the role with great enthusiasm and commitment towards the welfare of the boys. To Mr James Couper who has been Acting Assistant Head of Boarding this term and has been of great assistance to Mr Baldwin. Walkathon Sincere thanks to all who have returned monies for the Walkathon. Return to School Term 3 commences for all boys on Tuesday July 13. Boys must return to the College in full winter uniform and ensuring their hair is cut according to the College guidelines.

“Live Fast Die Young? A Survival Guide” for today’s youth. Expert panel includes • Elizabeth Fraser • Maggie Dent • Jacinta Hawgood • Jonty Bush • Elizabeth Cullen The Brisbane Institute presents “Live fast Die Young? A Survival guide” expert panel discussion night about the challenges and opportunities facing today’s youth. Date: Tuesday 29th June 2010 Time: 6:15pm RSVP Date: Monday 28th June 2010 by 12:00pm Bookings essential, no tickets available at door. For bookings or more information about this event please visit The Brisbane Institute website,

FROM THE COLLEGE FOUNDATION As of this term receipts for donations to the College Foundation will be sent prior to financial year end in June as a summary of contributions. If you require a different approach please contact Wayne Hansen on 38544584 or mobile 0457 826 480. Thank you for your continued support of the Foundation.

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Celebrate 70 years of Marist spirit at the


BALL SPONSORSHIP URGENTLY NEEDED Ok everyone, it’s crunch time. Tables for the Blue & Gold Ball have now sold out and we have started a waiting list. There are still some seats available so please contact Community Relations Manager Kay Wells on 3858 4586 if you wish to attend this fantastic night of Marist community spirit. We are going to have a beautifully decorated room in honour of Marist’s 70th anniversary filled with more than 600 guests. We’ve booked the band, have been thinking about what meal to serve and drinks to order and just about have our auction items finalised. The only problem is, we have not had any sponsors come on board yet. Not one. Nada. We have over 1100 families at Marist so we are asking people to think really hard about whether they can prioritise Blue & Gold ball sponsorship for this year. We need sponsors. This makes a big difference to the amount of money we can raise for our new state-of-the-art science centre, which is a $10 million project. Over the past two years the Blue & Gold Ball has raised more than $100,000 for the science centre, but as you can appreciate, we have a long way to go.

7.00pm Saturday 7 August 2010 Champagnat Centre Black tie or bow tie Featuring Brisbane’s best party band Hot Sauce

So, please consider becoming a $5,000 sponsor. Your table of 10 guests will enjoy full table service throughout the evening and you will receive recognition in the program, school newsletter, on the College website and during the evening’s audio-visual presentation. Your signage will also be prominently displayed. Best of all, $3750 of your sponsorship is fully tax deductible. You can even pre-pay it before the end of the financial year to claim it back promptly. For more information about sponsorship, please contact Joanne Collins on 0421 587 425.

$125 per person or $1250 for tables of 10 Payment required to reserve table. See Marist website for booking sheet

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Funeral for Private Darren Smith The Funeral for Private Darren Smith which took place at the College Chapel on Saturday June 19 was a success in honouring the memory of a brave young Australian who gave his life in the service of a grateful nation. The boarders who formed a guard of honour were dignified and respectful in a College tribute to this young man and his family. Marist College Ashgrove extends its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Darren Smith. The Prime Minister who attended the service, took the opportunity to reconnect with the College and spoke to the Headmaster and Br Raymond of his admiration for the College and the Brothers.

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Mission and Ministry News PRAYER Peace Prayer by Nelson Mandela The time for healing of the wounds has come. The time to build is upon us ….. We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination … There is no easy road to freedom ….. None of us acting alone can achieve success. We must therefore act together as a united people, for reconciliation, for nation building, for the birth of a new world. ANNIVERSARIES & UPCOMING EVENTS Thursday 24th June Birth of John the Baptist Sunday 27th June Jubilee Sunday Sunday 4th July Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sunday National Aboriginal & Islander(NAIDOC) Week commences Monday 5th July The Dalai Lama born in Tibet in 1935-awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 Wednesday 7th July Blessed Peter To Rot-killed in Papua New Guinea, 1945, recognised as a martyr Sunday 11th July World Population Day Sunday 18th July Nelson Mandela born, 1918 Sunday 25th July Catholic Education Week (25th-31st July) MATES PROGRAM Opportunities exist in a range of areas for students, staff and families to take part. Students are welcome to drop into the Campus Ministry Office before or after school, at morning tea or lunch time any day to find out what is available to them and to put their name on a roster. In the senior school Campus Ministry Office parents can contact Br Mark Fordyce on 3858 4589, or email and Mrs Caroline Smith on 3858 4589 or email smithcar@marash.qld. Mrs Mena McLean works from the Junior school and can be contacted on 3858 4551 or . MATES BBQ with the Homeless People Our thanks to the staff, students and families who have generously offered their time to participate in the MATES BBQ in the last few weeks. Wednesday 9th June Jesse Ainsworth ,Dom Smith , Seamus Power , Thomas Benfield, Andrew Yong Gee, Pat Roggenkamp, John Gallo, Ryan Underwood Staff & families: 4 Staff & students Mt Maria College, Br Mark Wednesday 16th June Patrick Roggenkamp, Sam Ledingham, Marvin Pleitinger, Chris Cullen, Jack Watson, Eddie Guan Staff & Families: Richard Ward (driver), Catherine Mardon, Kieran Mardon The Mates BBQ rosters for the next four weeks are: Wednesday 23rd June Mitchell Pilat , Simon O’Hare, Aaron Hanson, Alex Milliken, Brandon Ciocca , Joe Knynenburg ,Jesse Ainsworth Felipe Gama Silva , Lachlan Thompson Staff & Families: Liz Falconer, James Couper (Driver) Wednesday 30th June Garrick Cash, Laurent Dubois, Jack Brown Ben Andrews, Brad Cox, Harry Lee, Rob Hodge Staff & Families: Richard Ward (Driver &Team Leader), Caroline Smith, Mena McLean Wednesday 7th July Liam Greville Eyres, Felipe Gama Silva, Ben Hislop, Harry Homan, Tyronne Thomas, Dominic Tripcony, Jordan Smith, Dom Smith Staff & Families: Br Mark (Driver & Leader), Caroline Smith, Leslie Greville Eyres, Lucy Hislop (junior school)

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Mission and Ministry News Continued... Wednesday 14th July Daniel Wong, Kenneth Lopez-Loo, George Young, Benji Waters, Josh O’Brien, Daniel Jacobson, Chris Cullen, Tyler Krinks, Charlie Cameron Staff & Families: Patrick Byron (Staff-Prac Student), Br Mark( Driver& Team Leader) The following boys were rostered on over the last few weeks in the various MATES Ministries and we would like to thank them for their generosity and commitment to reaching out to others in our community. Little Kings Movement Wednesday 9th June Dylan Sattolo, Connor Earley, Alex Grant, Lachlan Ramsay-Kneen, Sam Donaldson, Riley Sheehan Wednesday 16th June Myles Gorman, Thomas Fairweather, Hastings Donaldson, Lewis Gannon, Harry Della-Vedova Paddington Day Respite Centre Tuesday 8th June Conan Russell, Henry Devine, William McLoughlin, Liam Mulcahy, Ben Malt Tuesday 15th June James Mackie (9), Fred Williams(9), James Ellings (7), Liam Peterson (7), Mackenzie Kelly (7) LAMP-Mater Dei School Thursday 10th June Nick Paulsen, Dom Jones, Tom Fairweather Thursday 17th June - CANCELLED LAMP - St Peter Chanel School Thursday 10th June Nick Richards, Jack Coren, Joe Byrne Thursday 17th June - CANCELLED The following boys are rostered on over the following weeks in the various MATES Ministries. Little Kings Movement Wednesday 14th July Chilly Peng, Jason Zheng, Jay Braden, Dominic Price , Zac Stanton , Connor McHugh Paddington Day Respite Centre Tuesday 13th July – Not Going Tuesday 20th July Harry McGovern, Julian Rodriguez, Lachlan Ramsey-Kneen, Campbell Mohr, Will de Stefani Lamp- Mater Dei School Thursday 15th July Brodie Klotz, Patrick Nicholson, Jacob Miley, Ryan Humphries Lamp- St Peter Chanel School Thursday 15th July Daniel Ryan, Joe Daly, Ben Hicks, Myles Gorman

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Mission and Ministry News Continued... Marist Solidarity Immersion PNG


Thursday 10th June the Brothers community hosted a prayer Liturgy in their chapel for the staff and students who are going to Yangoru in Papua New Guinea. This will be our first Immersion for 2010 and our first immersion visit to PNG. The theme of the Liturgy was ‘Pilgrimage’ and as part of the liturgy each person going on the immersion presented a scallop shell to their family – the scallop shell is an ancient symbol of pilgrimage. The group will leave on Wednesday 23rd June and will return to Australia on Saturday 3rd July. Mr. Tim Kenny and Mrs. Paula McLoughlin from Marist Asia Pacific Solidarity (MAPS) will be accompanying the students Jed Brisbane, Ed Donaldson, Dominic Smith and Ben Stubbings to Yangoru. The prayer evening was attended by all those going on the Immersion, their families and the Brothers. Ed Donaldson’s mother, Donna, travelled all the way from Alpha for this liturgy and it was wonderful that she was able to be with us on the night. We wish this group a safe and enjoyable experience and look forward to sharing their experiences and photos from their Immersion. YEAR 12 RETREAT TERM 3 In week two of term 3 (Wednesday 21st July to Friday 23rd July) all Yr 12 students will be participating in the annual retreat. The three day retreat has been a long- standing part of Marist education for boys. For very many boys retreat is a time of serious reflection and sharing on issues of importance to them-their life journey, relationships, challenges, their sense of God and their faith. Prayer, reflection and liturgy are significant experiences on retreat. Retreat site allocations, with departure times, will be posted at Student Administration. REQUIREMENTS-For bedding a sleeping bag would be easiest, otherwise sheets and blanket are needed. Warm clothing for 3 COLD days and 2 nights; 2 pairs of footwear; garbage bag for dirty/or wet clothes; personal toiletries; water bottle; pillow is optional. STUDENTS ARE NOT TO BRING MOBILE PHONES; MP3, IPODS, MONEY OR VALUABLES OF ANY KIND. ASSUMPTION MASS DATE CHANGE Please note a change of date for the Assumption Mass. It has now been changed from Monday 16th August to Wednesday 18th August at 9.00am in the College Gym. The celebrant for mass will be Fr Peter Brannelly, Parish Priest of Jubilee Parish.

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The Jubilee Parish will be holding an Enrolment Night on Monday 19th July at Sacred Heart Church Rosalie commencing at 7.00pm for children in year 4 and above wishing to participate in the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation. Enrolment packages are available from the co-ordinator if you are unable to attend on the 19th. Please contact Jennifer Donnelly on 0402252009 or email for further information.

The 2010 Marist College Ashgrove Foundation Community Directory A copy of the printed directory is available for all families. The Directory is a very handy booklet and College families find it very useful. As in previous years the Directory will contain contact details for families, handy College and sport information and will incorporate the College’s Business Directory. To access our online Business Directory please go to http://marashdirectory. Extra copies are available from the Finance Office for $10.

YEARS 10, 11 AND 12 2011 CHAMPAGNAT TRUST BOARDING BURSARIES The Champagnat Trust has been established to provide assistance to persons in necessitous circumstances selected on the basis of financial need. The Trust takes its name from the Founder of the Marist Brothers, St Marcellin Champagnat. These bursaries are intended for our existing students and new students intending to enter the College as boarders in Years 10, 11 and 12 in 2011. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents. The closing date for applications will be Wednesday 30 June 2010. These Champagnat Trust Boarding Bursaries – • Are generally intended for students who live in rural, regional or remote communities who would otherwise not be able to access a Marist education. • Cover half tuition, half boarding and half compulsory fees. The remaining half tuition, half boarding and half compulsory fees and miscellaneous costs will be the responsibility of the parent/s; Applicants must be prepared to board at the College for the period of their bursary. If at any time the student requests a change to day status the bursary will be withdrawn and full day student fees will then apply.

For further information on these bursaries, please contact Mrs Kim Taylor, College Registrar / 07 38584507


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THINK PINK 2010 Friday 23 July at 9.30am GUEST SPEAKERS PETER LEWIS Executive producer of ABC TV's Landline program

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Steve Ray is an intrepid traveler, an expert on the Holy Land, a popular Catholic apologist, documentary producer, Bible teacher and best-selling author. Steve’s infectious enthusiasm has earnt him the nick name "Jerusalem Jones"; he will inspire you with the mysteries and traditions of our Church. Steve is much in demand and thousands around the world have already been enriched by his popular film series “The Footprints of God”. June 29 @ 11.30am: Marian Valley @ 2541 Beechmont Rd, Canungra. 11.30am Holy Mass; Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul followed by lunch 2 pm: “Peter: The Rock, the Keys and the Chair” – Stephen Ray June 30 @ 6.45pm St Marouns 29 Bunya St Greenslopes “The Acts of the Apostles: The Birth of the Catholic Church” - Stephen Ray

Father Pacwa, with qualifications in Theology, Philosophy, Arts and Scripture, has taught at High School, University, and Seminary levels. Father Pacwa is also fluent in twelve languages and as a well-known biblical scholar, he has lectured at hundreds of conferences and churches around the world. He has appeared and hosted international radio and television programs. Father’s extensive travels throughout the Middle East, Europe, and the Holy Land has inspired him to write the “Holy Land Prayer Book,” which has been published by his own apostolate, Ignatius Productions. July 17 @ 11am: Marian Valley @ 2541 Beechmont Rd, Canungra. 11am: Holy Mass with Fr Mitch Pacwa SJ followed by lunch then

1.30pm: “St Paul: The Mystery of Marriage, Culture and the End of Times” – Fr Pacwa SJ

July 18 @ 9.45am St Marouns 29 Bunya St Greenslopes 10am: Holy Mass con-celebrated by Fr Mitch Pacwa SJ followed by nibbles then; “Our Lady, The Eucharist and Islam” – Fr Mitch Pacwa SJ

Without Him We Cannot, Without Us He Will Not Contact: Paul Groves Ph 0403 006 561 Gold coin donation

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Ashgrove Sport From the Head of Sport


The last home game of the season verse traditional rivals St  Laurence’s College was a fitting way to contest the second  last round. Tough, spirited and vigorous competition was  the hallmark of the day.   The College has competed against SLC in rugby competition  since 1953 and has now played 71 matches at 1st XV level  with MCA winning 48, SLC 20 and 3 draws. Old Boys from  the 1950, 1960 & 1970 1st XV from both Colleges were  honoured before the 1st XV kick off in a fitting show of  tradition in sporting competition.  SLC won a hard fought 1st XV match 18 – 17 whilst the  battle on Jack Eales Oval was non‐the‐less easier with a 2 ‐1  victory to the undefeated MCA side.  


The pre‐season for athletes will begin with a squad meeting  in week one to outline the season to all concerned. The  Track & Field program is seeking athletes capable of  performing the full range of athletic disciplines to  commence training and commit to a traditionally strong  College sport.   


Construction of the new cricket synthetic practice net  facility began last week on Cameron Oval. This will replace  the existing turf wicket nets and make 12 nets in total on  Cameron Oval. This will go some way to cover the loss of  the junior school nets when the Science Centre construction  begins later next term.    

This weekend is the final round of the AIC football season  and in the main AIC draw our sides travel to Ipswich to play  St Edmund’s.   


Trimester 3 seasons for Basketball and Tennis commence  with sign–on and registration week 1 next term. Internal  trials/training will commence from week 2.  During week 3  there will be after‐school basketball trials v ACGS followed  by a Saturday trial on the 7th August v Villanova.  Tennis trials/training will hinge around the availability of  courts due to construction. The tennis trial v Villanova on  the 7th August will be played at the Brisbane Tennis Centre  @ Tennyson.        

  Jack Eales Oval (No.4) hosted it last game of football on  Saturday 12th June after being the home of football (soccer)  at MCA since the early 80s. The oval will be the site of the  new tennis courts with construction to begin as early as this  week in readiness for the upcoming AIC/CIC season. The  approved site of the new Science Centre will see the  present courts demolished to make way for construction.    

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The Open and U16 boys leave for their Sydney tour on the  25th June to compete in a ‘State of Origin’ meet at  Sutherland, as well as taking in some sightseeing, before  returning on Monday the 28th June. We hope to continue  this in the future to other places throughout Australia (or  overseas?) for those boys who show a long term  commitment to the sport and their school.  The holiday period (while welcome)   always presents a    challenge to the boys to maintain the excellent work done  so far. Training will continue during the June holidays and  holiday programs will be placed on the College website.  



Regular training is Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings  meeting at the Gym @ 6.45am  The holiday Training Camp booklet and permission forms  have been distributed to approx 80 runners to attend for  AIC preparation.  

Camp forms have been issued at school for the traditional  weekend camp at Alexandra Headlands on the 17th and 18th  of July.  Costs have been kept to a minimum but if you have  any concerns please contact Mr Peter Lehman.  Mr Peter Lehman      AIC CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS ml  

Saturday 31st July 9am – 12 noon  Limestone Park Ipswich 

Past the halfway mark of our training program, the squad  continues to train and compete well, with a large numbers  of boys improving on their personal best times.  The boys  have attended meets at Ferny Grove, Southport and Met  North trials at Bald Hills and the ‘Pursuit of the Eagle’  Champagnat Day run. All of the results for these events are  on the college web site. There are two final meets this term  at Villanova on the 11th June and St Patrick’s Shorncliffe on  the 18th June. 

MCA Defending Champions     


The AIC division of the Independent Schools AFLQ  competition will commence on the 19th July (week 2 / term  Some excellent results from our “King of the Mountain’  2). The competition caters for two teams per school: 14yrs  runs, at the moment the points leaders are: Liam Strathearn   and under and a 16yrs and under side.   (U/13), Sam Trundle (u/14),  Max Neumann (U/15), Isaac  To begin the task of selecting and organizing teams ‘sign‐ Nation (U/16) and  Will Trevor (Open). We have one more  on’s will be conducted by the coaches – Mr Michael Cook  race, so it is still possible that things can change. This year,  (14yrs) and Mr Peter Fowler (16yrs).  we also have time handicap winners and the leaders on  points at the moment are: Ruan Joseph / James Stephens  To be eligible players must have participated in term 1 or 2  (u/13), Campbell Taylor (U/14), Liam Sharpe/Terry Phelan  sports for the College.  (U/15), Ryan Humphries (U/16) and Nick Rigby (Open). Max  Neumann is the new record holder for the “full” King of the    Mountain run with a time of 26 minutes and 54 seconds‐    what a run!!!  

Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2010



June/July Holiday Coaching Clinics Adult Clinic  th


3 nights – Mon 28 – Wed 30 June 7pm - 8.30pm   


Parents are requested to forward any noteworthy  achievements to for  publication.    

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Patrick Flanagan (9I) has been selected in the A Team to  represent Queensland in Water Polo at the East Coast  Challenge (U14) to be held in Brisbane from 3 to 5 July  2010. 

Mon 28th – Wed 30th June

3 Days Intensive Training

Hotshots - 8 – 9am Intermediate – 9 – 10.30am   Advanced – 10.30 – 12.30am 

Congratulations to the following students for Met North  Sport selection:    

Nicholas Roose 15yrs Football 

Tournament week 3 days of tournament match play  Marist College Ashgrove  Mon 5th – Wed 7th July  8am – 12.30pm  Morning tea and drinks included    All clinics and tournament are held/run by  Heiner Wirtz-Fielding 

Fully qualified High Performance coach

For bookings and enquiries please contact  Allan Say  Ph: 0408 766 882    

Students need to consider there semester 2 strength and  conditioning requirements and register ASAP. Track & Field  athletes and off season rugby players should certainly be  involved in a tailored program.  For more information or to  enrol into the Ashgrove Acceleration Program please go to or call 1300‐661‐847 



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