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Marist College Ashgrove Volume 47 Issue No. 1 February 2011 marist@marash.qld.edu.au

Dates to Remember Monday 7 February • Year 10 Camp #1 – return Friday 11 February

Thursday, March 10 • AIC Swimming Championships

Wednesday, February 9 • Year 12 Information Evening • Year 7 Camp – return Friday 11 February

Friday 11 March • Year 7 Dinner (Note Change from Calendar)

Thursday, February 10 • Inaugural Mass - 7pm

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Monday, February 14 • Year 10 Camp #2 – return Friday 18 February Tuesday 16 February • Year 8 Ridley/Slattery camp – return Friday 18 February Friday 18 February • Year 8 Dinner - 7pm Cyprian Pavilion Monday, February 21 • House Swimming Carnival (Yrs 8 & 11) • Year 10 Camp #5 – return Friday 25 February Tuesday 22 February • House Swimming Carnival (Years 9, 10, 12)

Monday, March 14 • Year 10 Camp #4 • Year 8 Parent/Teacher Interviews (note change from College Calendar) • College Foundation Meeting Tuesday, March 15 • Year 8 Foley/Gilroy Camp – return Friday 18th March Friday, March 18 • National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence Saturday, March 19 • Senior Formal (BCEC) Monday 21 March • Year 10 Camp #6 – return Friday 25 March

Monday, February 28 • Student Free Day

Wednesday 2 March • Marist Card Day

YEAR 8 PARENT DINNER – DATE CLAIMER The Year 8 Parent Dinner will be held Friday 18 February at 7.00 pm in The Cyprian Pavilion. Invitations have been forwarded to all Year 8 Parents.

Friday 4 March • Junior School Assembly – Student Leaders Induction

Hope you can join us. be very welcome.

Tuesday 1 March • Old Boys’ Meeting • Year 10 Camp #3 – return Friday 4th March • Year 8 Ignatius/Rush Camp – return Friday 4th March

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Monday, March 7 • P&F Forum Tuesday 8 March • CIC Swimming Carnival • Year 8 Ephrem/Harold Camp – return Friday 11 March Wednesday, March 9 • Ash Wednesday

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

College Website: www.marash.qld.edu.au AIC Weekly Sport: www.marash.qld.edu.au/aicsport Parenting Ideas: www.parentingideas.com.au (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

PRODUCTION TEAM EDITOR Kay Wells / Richard Ward PRODUCTION & DESIGN Damien Zoomers NEWSLETTER EMAIL newsletter@marash.qld.edu.au NEWSLETTER ONLINE www.marash.qld.edu.au/newsletter

Marist Province Website www.maristoz.edu.au Marist Brothers International Website www.champagnat.org Association of Marist Schools Australia www.amsaust.asn.au Federation of P&F Assoc of Catholic Schools Q www.pandf.org.au


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From the Headmaster Dear Members of the Marist College Ashgrove Family, Normally at the start of the year I report about some sense of devastation that has occurred elsewhere in Australia or somewhere else in the world. This year the impact has squarely been on the shoulders of Queensland. Many of you have suffered significantly and no words of mine can offer any solace. Importantly though, the sense of community that has developed from the adversity of the December/ January floods has been significant. Neighbours in Brisbane who had hardly communicated with one another, were all of a sudden assisting one another in their time of need. It is important that we continue to pray for those who died, lost their homes or livelihoods in these weather events. With members of our own Marist College Ashgrove Family, the Foundation Manager, Wayne Hansen, has devised an appeal where members of our College Family can donate funds that will be used directly to cover the fees of families who have been affected by this natural disaster. Please check the College Website for full details. Please also be aware that the College resources are always at the disposal of parents and staff in times of need. I travelled to Sydney for Christmas for the first time in nearly 30 years. Travelling home by road to Brisbane, Mr Corboy phoned me with the news that Mr Tim Baldwin had suffered what was believed to be a massive heart attack whilst holidaying in the United States and paramedics were unable to revive him. You can’t replace someone like Tim Baldwin. His contribution to the College was unbelievable. Tim committed his whole life to the College. Every conversation I had with him in the two short years I knew Tim was about the boys, either current or Old Boys. His passion was the Boarding School. Rob Corboy told me Tim wasn’t a part of Boarding, he was Boarding. Tim made many requests of me and those requests were always for the boys and largely for the boys of Br Othmar House. Such was Tim’s selfless way. Many probably weren’t aware that in the mid 1990’s Tim suffered from leukemia and had been in remission for the time he had been at Marist College Ashgrove. When he died he was having fun, the joy on his face is obvious and if you look at the bottom of his snow jacket you will see he is wearing one of his beloved R.M. Williams shirts protruding – unironed of course! Our sympathies go to Tim’s mother, father, and brother, Jack, all who live in Newcastle. I’d like to share some thoughts with you from Fr John Craddock who worked with Tim in the Solomon Islands in 1994 and 1995. “Tim was a gifted teacher in the classroom and pastoral guide in the boarding school where he had an exceptional nose for sniffing out any smelly situations! There will be many tears for him in the Solomons, and especially in Malaita.


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From the Headmaster Continued... But what was paramount, was Tim’s exemplary conduct and manner as a young Catholic man. He raised the standards and it was great having him there. And when his health deteriorated, there was an avalanche of daily prayer for months to Blessed Marcellin Champagnat for his cure. This cure or remission occurred and Marcellin was canonised just three years later!” Please continue to pray for Tim and his family. He truly was one of St Marcellin Champagnat’s great sons. I’d like to leave you with the words of English playwright and poet John Heywood. “If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.” May the 2011 academic year be one where each and every one of our boys takes advantage of the opportunities their parents provide them by sending them to this wonderful College and each achieve his own personal best in everything he does. Yours in Jesus, Mary and St Marcellin Peter McLoughlin Headmaster


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Headmaster’s Notes NEW STAFF A sincere welcome to new members of staff in 2011: • Fr Pius Jones our new College Chaplain • Mrs Bernadette Byrne, Head of Learning Enrichment • Mr Brett Carroll teaching Mathematics • Mr Shaun Wiggins teaching English, History and RE • Mr Phil Holding, new Head of Sport • Mr Ryan Apps teaching Year 7Green in the Junior School • Ms Vanessa O’Connell teaching Science and RE • Mr Paul Kreisch teaching Mr Butt’s classes from February • Ms MareeWhitchurch working in the Tuckshop • Mr Anthony Graham, Boarding Supervisor • Mr Joe Lalagavesi, Boarding Supervisor • Mr Rory Maguire, Boarding Supervisor • Mr Lawrence Grant, Boarding Supervisor • Mr Michael Mohun, Boarding Supervisor • Mr Alex Brown, Boarding Supervisor • Ms Lorna McConnachie, Ms Lan Valentine and Ms Veronica Armstrong who have joined the team of Personal Carers in the Brothers’ Residences • Ms Leana Smith replacing Mrs Catherine Mardon whilst she is on sick leave • Mr Joseph Morrow replacing Mrs Margaret Coombes whilst she is on sick leave • Mr Andre Bosselis the IT Help Desk Team Leader • Mr Hanif Afzally who has joined the IT Help Desk Team • Mr David Sheehan who is working as HPE Officer Please join me in welcoming these new members of staff and hope that their time here at Marist is rewarding. STAFF LEAVING After the last Newsletter was published in 2010 the following staff resigned from the College: • Mr Tim Kenny who has taken a position as Assistant to the Principal Religious Education at St Theresa’s College Noosaville • Mrs Vicki Farwell who has taken up a position in the corporate world with Edutect • Ms Ofelia Zuniga who has taken up a new career in health care My sincere thanks to Tim, Vicki and Ofelia for their significant contributions to the College over six, two and eight years respectfully. LEAVE At the beginning of February Mr Andrew Butt will be on leave for the remainder of Semester One, as he completes study at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Mr Craig Kennedy will be Acting Head of Music during this time. YEAR 12 2010 Congratulations to our Year 12 class of 2010 on their QSA results. Nine boys were awarded an OP1 and 99 boys gained an OP less than 10. Not to mention their 3,739 hours of MATES service which heralds them as a fine group of young men. MARIST CRICKET CARNIVAL Congratulations to our boys who won the Carnival held at Marcellin College Bulleen in Melbourne from 7-13 December 2010. Coach,Mr Ben Maddox and Manager, Mr James Metzeling have done a brilliant job with the boys and are deserving of our sincere thanks and heartiest congratulations. Added to this was the wonderful support from our parents. Special awards were won by: Lachlan Thompson – Player of the Tournament, Captain of the Combine Marist XI and Fielder of the Carnival and Jed Brisbane, Sam Heyward and Michael Wing who were all selected in the combined Marist XI. This is our fourth carnival success, the last being in the mid 1990’s. The boys’ behaviour was excellent at all times and the highpoint of the games was the last ball victory against the host school on Sunday 12 December, where the boys successfully chased down 197 runs, a wonderful achievement by the boys.


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Headmaster’s Notes Continued... Co-curricular Activities At the commencement liturgies this week I spoke to the boys about being involved in co-curricular. I’d like to share with you Mr Baldwin’s thoughts as expressed in “The Othmar Chat” on October 18, 2010. He was passionate about the boys being involved, as am I. With the last round of AIC for the year upon us .....the whole issue of sport 2011 needs attention as participation rates have fallen to an all time low and results are following that trend ...down. We know it is not all about winning but sport is important to boys at this place and is vital to their development both physically and socially. The enrolment policy of the school is clear on boys getting involved and putting Marist school sport first.........Both staff and students have expressed in the past weeks their dismay at a slide in participation rates............that needs to be arrested. I assured a hastily (unofficial) convened forum of Year 11 boarders that the powers to be are going to make changes. We need parental support on this issue ...if your son is identified as having raw talent then his involvement in a representative sport must be a given. Mon 18/10/2010 6:28 AM The Conditions of Enrolment state: Co-curricular activities include creative, sport and service endeavours which are integral to the curriculum of the College and are important ways in which the gifts of every student can be nurtured and shared. As designated in the College calendar, and on other occasions arising from our membership of the Associated Independent Colleges (AIC) or Combined Independent Colleges (CIC), co-curricular participation is required as part of the life of the College and integral to the growth and development of each student. Participation by all, according to the relative abilities of each student is mandatory. If a student has ability in a co-curricular activity and this activity is offered at the College, he would be expected to contribute by representing the College. Participation in College co-curricular activities takes precedence over fixtures offered by outside organisations. Prayers Please Please pray for the repose of the soul of: • • • •

Tim Baldwin Christopher Travers, son of past teacher, Marg Travers John Nunan’s mother Andrew Elphinstone’s father-in-law who passed away unexpectedly yesterday. Our thoughts are with Andrew’s wife Lisa and her family. • John Ryan, father of Jordan (5 Gold) who lost his long courageous battle with cancer. • Grandmother of Luke O’Brien (Year 9I), Dr Jennifer O’Brien, who passed away recently after a long illness Congratulations To Mr Luke Caplick and his wife Lauren on the birth of their son, Nate Wilson on 17 January. To Peter John Connolly (Old Boy 1982-1986) who received the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) in the Australia Day List for distinguished command and leadership in action while Commanding Officer, Mentoring and Reconstruction, Task Force 2, on Operation SLIPPER in Afghanistan from June to December 2009. MUSIC CAMP Sincere thanks to the boys and staff involved in the Music Camp held 28-30 January: Mr Andrew Butt, Mr Craig Kennedy, MrsKellee Green, Mrs Catherine Wasserman, Ms Stefanie Smith and Mrs Laura Kavanagh.


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Headmaster’s Notes Continued... COLLEGE OLD BOY PETER RONEY, APPOINTED AS SENIOR COUNSEL On 22 November 2010, Peter Roney was one of seven barristers appointed as Senior Counsel by the Chief Justice for the State of Queensland, Paul de Jersey AC. Richard Douglas SC, President of the Bar Association of Queensland, welcomed the new appointees, saying “those appointed are recognised by their peers as fine advocates, whose learning, skill and abilities are widely known”. He continued to say “the appointees are worthy recipients of this honour. The Institution of Silk is recognition of pre-eminence at the Bar and the appointments made by the Chief Justice reinforce and strengthen that institution.” Peter John Roney was born in Dalby on 2 September 1957, the eldest son of Ron and Margaret Roney. Peter undertook his primary school education at St. Mary’s Christian Brother’s School in Dalby. His teachers at the school were often Christian Brothers who had taught at the major metropolitan schools like Gregory Terrace and Nudgee. He was an accomplished debater and public speaker, rugby league player and cross country runner in those days. Peter enrolled as a boarder at Ashgrove for two years from sub-senior in 1974. Peter’s appointment as Senior Counsel (formerly King’s Counsel or Queen’s Counsel) occurred in the 35th anniversary year of his completion of Senior at the College in 1975. Peter boarded at Ashgrove with other Dalby Old Boys including Peter McKinnon, John McGahan, Michael Craig and John Sheahan. Michael Craig and Peter actually began Grade 1 together in Dalby and after a few intermittent years when they were at different schools, completed Senior together. He knew he wanted to study law and go to the Bar from the age of 14. Peter had two other brothers at Ashgrove, Terry (1977) and Ken (1987-8). Brother Alexis was Principal during Peter’s time at the College. He participated in many areas of College life. In his Senior year, he was an opening batsman for the First XI Cricket Team and played halfback for the College’s 2nd and 3rd XV rugby teams. After completing Senior, Peter attended the University of Queensland in 1976, where he commenced his tertiary studies. He holds two degrees from UQ, a Bachelor of Arts (Music, English, History, Government and Philosophy) 1980, and a Bachelor of Laws, 1982. In 1983, Peter was admitted as a Barrister of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Queensland. He has subsequently been admitted as a Barrister in New South Wales, although his principal practice is Queensland based. One of his more notable cases was when he acted for Pauline Hanson in the One Nation Case. The Marist College Old Boys Association and broader College community, congratulates Peter on his appointment as a Senior Counsel and wishes him all the best for his future years of practice and services to Queenslanders.


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Road Rules for the College With many new parents starting at the College this year, it is timely to remind everyone of the parking and traffic rules which apply in and around the College. • The speed limit inside the grounds is 15 kph • The area between the boom gate at Main Administration and the gate at the roundabout is a pedestrian precinct only whenever the boys are at school • Parking is available at the Glenlyon entrance near the pool • Drop-off and pickup of students in the afternoon is at the Moola Road entrance which is one way in from Moola Road and exit at Frasers Road • Parents must not pickup students at the bus stops between 3.30 and 3.45pm as there are several buses which must take precedence • In Moola Road there are some No Standing Anytime zones which must be observed. Some families were fined for parking illegally there last year. • Students who drive must complete a Car Contract (obtainable from Student Administration) and must not drive on the College grounds at any time unless accompanied by a parent. Boys are discouraged from driving other students and boarders are never permitted to be driven by other students. Thank you for your co-operation with these rules which are designed for the safety of all students and staff at Marist College.

Date Correction Blue and Gold Ball Please note there is a correction to the College calendar. The correct date for the Ball is Saturday the 6th of August.

Uniform sHop

8-9 Dance In Term 3 appears twice on the Calendar. The 30th July is correct date.

Shop hours for February 2010 Tuesday to Friday 12.30 – 4.00pm PARENTS AND BOYS PLEASE NOTE Navy hats are the only hat to be worn by secondary boys. New hats will need to be embroidered with boys initial and last name on back of hat. This takes a week to be done.

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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MARIST COLLEGE ASHGROVE

FLOOD & CYCLONE APPEAL

The Daly family home Goondiwindi

Paddy, Mick and Max the dog Daly

Main street Cecil Plains

“Many boarding and day student families have been impacted and we are opening an Appeal for them to assist with school fee alleviation.” The Headmaster Mr Peter McLoughlin is urging the Marist College Ashgrove family to dig deep to assist our Marist families who have been affected by the 2011 floods and cyclones. If you would like to make a donation to this great cause please fill out your details below and pledge your amount.

As a further way to assist you may wish to bid in the open auction for a signed and display mounted Powderfinger guitar from their last ever concert in Brisbane! Watch the Marist Website for upcoming details: www.marash.qld.edu.au

 Please return this tear off section to: WAYNE HANSEN – FOUNDATION MANAGER MARIST COLLEGE ASHGROVE

PO Box 82 Ashgrove QLD 4060 PHONE: (07) 3858 4584 FAX: (07) 3858 4563 E-MAIL: hansenw@marash.qld.edu.au

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The Jubilee Catholic Parish will be conducting an Information/ Enrolment Evening at Sacred Heart Church Rosalie on Monday 14th February commencing at 7.00pm for Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation (Confession). If your have a child in Year 3 or above who has been baptised catholic and is interested in being part of the Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation (Confession) you must attend this session. For more information and a copy of the enrolment form please contact the Sacramental Co-ordinator, Jennifer Donnelly on 31632517 or email jend@donnellys.net.au


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Mission and Ministry News The Mission and Ministry Team would like to welcome back all the staff, students and their families to the 2011 School year. The INAUGURAL Mass will take place in the Champagnat Centre on Thursday 10th February Commencing at 7.00pm. All are welcome. PRAYER Loving God, We pray for your blessing upon each of us. May we approach the beginning of the school year as a new start. Help us form friendships with those who enable us to become better persons. Friendships will enable each and everyone one of us to shine. Help us develop our faith so that we possess courage and confidence to develop the gifts we have been blessed with. Help us be compassionate and loving people so the world may know Your love and healing power, O God. May this year be one of great peace and happiness for us and our families. Amen. St Marcellin Champagnat; pray for us St Mary MacKillop; pray for us Mary our Good mother; pray for us And we remember always; to pray for each other. ANNIVERSARIES & UPCOMING EVENTS Thursday 3rd February

St. Blaise, St.Ansgar

Friday 4th February

Day of Penance

Saturday 5th February

St. Agatha

Sunday 6th February

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Tuesday 8th February

St Jerome Emiliani, St Josephine Bakhita

Thursday 10th February

Inaugural Mass St Scholastica

Friday 11th February

Our Lady of Lourdes, Day of Penance

Saturday 12th February

Blessed Virgin Mary

Sunday 13th February

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Little Kings Appeal


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Mission and Ministry News Continued... The Requiem Mass of Timothy James Baldwin 18th July 1964-27th December, 2010 Mr John Baldwin and Tim’s older brother Mr Jack Baldwin placing Symbols at the Requiem Mass.

Fr Jim Hargrave,SM Chief Celebrant at the Requiem Mass.

Queensland /Victorian Flood Disaster The end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 proved to be a challenge for many Queenslanders including many of the families in our own Marist Community who are spread throughout many country towns and cities as they faced the terrible destruction and hardship that accompanied the worst floods Queensland has seen since 1974. Catholics have been brought together in solidarity as 75% of the state of QLD faces a prolonged recovery from the devastation as a result of the flooding. Throughout the recent disaster we have seen the best in our community and our fellow brothers and sisters. The spirit, love and care that has been displayed by friends, neighbors and total strangers to all of those affected by the floods has been extraordinary. The willingness and readiness of people to volunteer their time, their equipment and to be deployed to any family or place to offer help was inspiring. The purpose of the Catholic community is to live out the Gospel of Jesus in our relationships. We are empowered to give flesh to the good news of the Gospel through our words and actions. It is with this that I refer to the saying “people are created in the image of God” this has been very true by the love, help, and concern that have been displayed by many people throughout this disaster right around Queensland and in Victoria. We must continue to remember in our prayers all of the people who have been affected and for those who gave so selflessly of themselves to their fellow neighbors in need. Mrs. Caroline Smith Campus Minister


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Mission and Ministry News Continued... STAFF CHANGES The Mission and Ministry Team would like to welcome two new staff who have joined us this year. We would like to welcome Fr Pius Jones SM our new College Chaplain and we would also like to welcome and congratulate Miss Louise Underwood on her appointment as the new Head of Religious Education. It is a new and exciting time for the Mission Team and we all look forward to working together as we continue in our roles throughout 2011. 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 from 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 fordycem@marash.qld.edu.au and Mrs. Caroline Smith on 3858 4589 or email smithcar@marash.qld.edu.au Mrs. Mena McLean works from the junior school and can be contacted on 3858 4551 or mclean@marash.qld. edu.au MATES BBQ with the Homeless People We would like to say a very big Thank you to all of the students, staff, and families who generously volunteered to participate in the MATES BBQ during the Christmas/New year holidays. 1st December

Richard Ward(Staff Driver), Caroline Smith(Team Leader) Ethan Marrinan, Ben Andrews, Sami Joseph, Daniele Reggi, Paddy Maher, Zac Tedim, Matthew Dangerfield, Thomas Dangerfield, Liz Dangerfield, Lisa Fox, Charlie Fox, Karen Young, Jacob Young, Lachlan Young, Joseph Byrne, Michael Tofful

8th December

Scott Murphy(Staff Driver), Caroline Smith(Team Leader),Stewart Jones, BJ Connelly, Tom Pirrone,Sam Arnold, Charlie Lilley, Jack Coren, Denise Lilley, Elizabeth Falconer, Alison Barlow, Cath Collier, Melissa Bailey Koopyr Bailey Peter Orlicki (Staff Driver),Kim Horwood (Team Leader), Renae Horwood, Ryan Horwood, Jack Horwood, Ed Horwood, Tim Tracey, Harry Tracey, Colleen Tracey, Peter McLoughlin, Joe Hogan, Pat Hogan,Jenny Roleson,, Dominic Smith,BJ. Connolly, David Chapman, Patrick Cenita,

15th December

22nd December

Scott Murphy (Staff Driver), Elizabeth Dangerfield, Matthew Dangerfield, Thomas Dangerfield, Elizabeth Falconer, Deb Moloney, John Moloney, Jo Voogt, Ray Nelson, Jordan Nelson, Adam Nelson, BJ Connolly, Sam Bentley, David Chapman.

5th January

Graham Lawson (Staff Driver), Georgia Lawson, Peter McLoughlin, Alison Barlow, Lucy Hislop, Ben Hislop, Paddy Maher, Dominic Smith, Pat Cenita

11th January

Did not go due to the flooding of the Brisbane River

19th January

Br Mark (Staff Driver), Moira Meehan, Darcy Meehan, Majella Adams, Luke Adams, Liam Adams, Brad Cox, Angus McArthur, Dominic Smith

26th January

Br.Mark (Staff Driver & Team Leader), Cath Collier, Darcy Meehan, Moira Meehan, Jenni Watts, James Mackie, Ben Andrews, Sam Bentley, Paddy Maher, Angus McArthur, Max Richardson, Jenny Richardson, Vin Richardson.


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Mission and Ministry News Continued...

The Mates BBQ Roster for the next fortnight is 9th February- Mark O’Farrell (Staff Driver), Andrew Yong-Gee, James Currell. Charlie Lilley, Sam Ledingham, Alex McGuire, Mitch Fuller, Harry Marshall, James Copley, Melissa Bailey, Charlie Lilley, Cooper Bailey, Elizabeth Falconer 16th February- Richard Ward (Staff Driver), Michael Connolly, Ross Bernie, Ben Andrews, Daniel Ryan, George Young, Matthew Hayes, Kenneth Lopez Loo, Ashley Vienna, Lincoln Farmer MARIST STUDENT LEADERS GATHERING On Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd January the annual QLD Marist Student Leaders Gathering was held at Marist College. This was facilitated by Br Tony Leon and Christian Nobleza from the Vocations and Marist Life team (Marist Brothers Sydney Province). Our newly elected School leaders for 2011, Will Thomasson, Lachlan Thompson, Nick Coughlan, Myles Darwin and Jens Springborg joined 31 other School leaders from another eight Marist Schools in Queensland for this gathering. The aim of the weekend was to focus and assist these students in developing a culture of Marist Solidarity throughout their schools. It also aims to provide an environment for student leaders to encounter and be equipped to live out leadership in the Marist way. An important part of the program was for each participating school to prepare an 8-10 minute presentation for the gathering to provide insight into the story, culture, and spirit of their own school community.


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Mission and Ministry News Continued...

Please read below an exert of the presentation our college leaders gave at this gathering: Will Thomasson: Marist traditions began at Ashgrove in 1940, with a man by the name of Brother Ignatius O’Connor. Brother Ignatius set out to create an institution that would honour and teach the finest traditions of Marist education. Although the College has grown to over 25 hectares in its 70-year history, the same Marist values remain at the heart our Marist community. Lachlan Thompson: At Ashgrove, one experiences a sense of family spirit, love of work, behaviour in the way of Mary, presence and simplicity; all of which are characteristics that were prized highly by Marcellin Champagnat. Marist is part of the local community and our regular attendance at community events are a true reflection of our Marist Presence. Most notably, this Presence is displayed through our ongoing support at primary school fetes, our participation in charity events and annual ANZAC Day commemorative ceremonies, as well as through our MATES Program. Nick Coughlan: As the basis of our Marist education, much of our way of life here at Ashgrove is inspired and driven by the way of Mary. We aspire to show compassion not only to teachers and fellow students, but also to the wider community. Our assemblies, masses and facilities all incorporate a Marial dimension; allowing Ashgrove staff and students to educate and be educated in the way of Mary. Marist College Ashgrove is the only Marist boarding school in Queensland. The Boarding community is like a family consisting of over 200 members. Some come from the local suburbs, while others originate from places as far away as Saudi Arabia and America. They live, learn and grow together just as any other family would. Myles Darwin: The MATES Ministry Program, which stands for ‘Marists Are Taking Everyone Seriously,’ allows our students to assist the less fortunate in the local and wider community. This is achieved through initiatives such as BBQ’s with the homeless, local agency visitations as well as several immersion opportunities. The immersion program offered to Year 11 students are immersions to less fortunate Marist communities in Papua New Guinea, Alice Springs, the Solomon Islands and Cambodia. In each of these experiences, students spend a week or so living in and amongst these communities to gain a deeper understanding of how other people in remote areas of our global Marist community live. We believe that staff and students here at Ashgrove endeavour to incorporate the College motto, Viriliter Age: Act Courageously, into their everyday lives. It is in this way that the unique Ashgrove culture is formed. Jens Springborg: The annual Sony Camp conducted here at the College, is a single way in which students and staff at Ashgrove ‘Act Courageously.’ The Sony Camp brings together staff and students of Marist College Ashgrove, Mt. Alvernia College and children with disabilities from around Brisbane. The students from both Colleges conduct numerous activities and events with the children, and are accommodated in the school dorms for the four days. The intention of the Sony Camp is to allow the families and carers of the children to have a well-deserved break, and to spiritually enrich the lives of all those students involved.


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Mission and Ministry News Continued...

“What is Marist Presence in the context of being Leaders in 2011” On Monday 24th January, Brother Tony Leon FMS, Marist Vocation and Life Director from the Marist Ministries office in Sydney ran a leadership Seminar for students in both Year 11 and Yr 12. The Seminar focused on the question “What is Marist Presence in the context of being leaders in 2011.” The students found the seminar to be very practical and as a result of attending this seminar our student leadership body will be in a better position to undertake their leadership roles throughout this year.


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Mission and Ministry News Continued... The following boys are rostered on over the next two weeks in the various MATES Ministries Paddington Day Respite Centre 7th February – Josh Collins, Liam Strathearn, James French, Hastings Donaldson 14th February- Not going Little Kings Movement 9th February-Liam Coulson, Sam Clarke, Declan O’Sullivan, Charlie Harris, William Burke, Julian Tenison Woods 16th February-Dylan Sattolo, Nick Furness, Ryan Haling, Elliot Martin, James Mackie, Joel Speed Lamp- Mater Dei School 10th February- Dominic Price, Connor Bingham, Ben Perkins, Max Richardson 17th February- Sam Dale, Julian D’Arcy, William Thompson, Will Burke Lamp-St Peter Chanel 10th February- Lachlan Carroll, Joe Cloke, Elliot Cox, Joshua Gault, Nick Furness 17th February-Taylor Duke, Harrison Fowler, Jamie Garrett, Benjamin Liversidge, Nathaniel Hully Cambodian Immersion November 28th to 11th December 2010


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HPE News WELCOME On behalf of the HPE department I would like to welcome everyone involved with the College back to 2011 and hope that this year brings plenty of happiness, success and rewards for hard work. This year I have decided that to keep everyone up to date with what is happening in the HPE Department, every newsletter will have a half page spread of important information regarding HPE, any news, health tips, staff profiles and a general update as to what has been happening in the last two weeks in HPE. So as we hit the year running we keep in mind those whom we have lost and hold close to our hearts, and pray that 2011 is a year of happiness and success. REQUEST A request to all boys and families that if you have any old PE uniforms (especially PE shorts) that you no longer use or need can you please send them into the HPE office, as we are looking to be able to hand these out to students who may have forgotten PE gear. Thanks for your assistance in this. PE UNIFORM A reminder please that the PE uniform is as follows – • Running Shoes (No Dunlop’s or any other form of casual white shoes) • College PE Shirt – House shirt. • Blue Canterbury Shorts or School Soccer shorts. • College hat. Caps are not permitted, nor are hats which are defaced in any way. • White Sports Socks WHAT’S NEW The old gym Classroom has had a facelift and is now a much more inspiring learning environment. We have a brand new HPE Fitness lab. It includes the following top of the range equipment – 3 Treadmills, 4 spin bikes and 3 concept rowers. This is providing the students with a functional aerobic training room and will ensure that the students at Marist who do PE will stay at the forefront of what is happening in ICT development in Physical Education.

HEALTH TIP FOR THE FORTNIGHT Eat breakfast. Breakfast sets your metabolism for the day. People who eat breakfast end up eating less during the day than those who don’t. HPE TRIVIA *It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body. *You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.  


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P&F News Dear Parents and Caregivers, For 5 years I have commenced this first newsletter column by saying “Welcome or welcome back” – these sentiments seem a little trite with the overwhelming circumstances that many of our Ashgrove family are currently facing. The sad news in December of the passing of yet another of our young and precious teachers, Tim Baldwin, and then the news that a number of our families have suffered enormous loss with the floods, has led to a rather different start to the year. For those who are new to our Marist Community – Tim was fantastic! We all have our own great memories of Tim. For our day boys and their families, Tim was a much loved and admired teacher- our boys were always delighted to find Tim’s name on their teachers’ list! For our staff, Tim was a colleague, a friend, an inspiration and a great mate, whose presence, sense of humour and generosity will be greatly missed. For many of our boarders and their families – Tim was family. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Members of the P&F have our own very special memories of Tim including the inevitable “Baldwin Bear hugs” we received whenever we did the slightest thing for “his boys”; his hilarious commentary, photography and pride in the boys at gym dances and formal occasions and the never ending “Tim Baldwin will get the boarders to help” for each of our requests whether it be for parking attendants or waiters for special occasions…..we will miss you Tim! The flood toll on many of our families – both in Brisbane and regional areas is devastating but still evolving. We have been overwhelmed by offers of assistance and support from our parent community. Please be assured that the P&F will be active in any endeavours of the College- we just need a little time and planning as to how to best meet everyone’s needs. The tragedies of December and January have reinforced to us that we are members of a very special family- our very own “Mud Army” that is not only local and regional, but also international! So onto the inevitable general business… Your P&F committee until August this year is: PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENTS SECRETARY ASSISTANT SECRETARY TREASURER AMITY BOARDERS’ SUPPORT BOYS’ ISSUES CARD DAYS CURRICULUM SPORTS CANTEEN

Brett Heyward Debbie Moloney and John Shanahan Jonnie De Lacy Heyward Monica Smith       Ewen Thompson Karen Ryan Michelle Carmody and Gillian Semple Monica Smith and Pip McGlinn (Solo Parents group) Lisa Gelsomino and Janine Sharman Karen Bate and Sandie Downes Roberta Bannah

Meetings For those who are new to the school, we hold one P&F meeting each term, generally on the second Monday evening of the first month of the term, and a Parent Forum in terms 1-3 which occurs on the second Monday evening of the second month. All meetings are noted on the School Calendar, commence at 7pm in the Brother Cyprian Pavilion, and conclude by 9pm after supper. We would welcome anyone who cares to join us – like all committees, we often have very low numbers in attendance (usually less than 20 people – including staff and committee members.) Our first meeting will be held on Monday, February 7, and our first Parent Forum (March) will be hosted by Richard Ward (Deputy Head of School – Pastoral)and the Boy’s Issues Committee. More details will


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P&F News Continued... follow in future newsletters. ALL P&F FUNCTIONS COMMENCE AT 7PM If you would like any issues raised at meetings please contact Jonnie De Lacy jdelacy1@bigpond.com one week prior to the meeting to enable us to add your item to the agenda. P&F Welcome Drinks Every year the P& F in conjunction with Mr Peter McLoughlin and Mr Michael Druce hold “Welcome Drinks” for new parents. This is a wonderful social evening where you have the opportunity to meet our Heads of School, other parents, and to also hear about some of the roles of the P&F. This year the function will be held on Tuesday February 22nd at 7pm in the Draney Theatre. We hope you will be able to join us. Please RSVP to Karen Ryan (Amity committee) at karen_ryan@hotmail.com if you are able to attend. Volunteering At various times during the year, sub-committees of the P&F ask for parent support with activities. The details of all the committees can be found on the P&F page on the website, however we are currently in the process of updating this page. It is of great assistance to us if you are able to contact the liaison person via email or telephone, as it saves many phone-calls. We realize that many people are hesitant about volunteering, but please be assured any help is greatly appreciated. It is a great opportunity to meet more parents and get involved. Sports Canteen The P&F has Sports Canteens in operation for all of our Term 1 sports. Junior School Senior School

Cricket Canteen (Des Connor Park “The Flats”) Swimming Cricket Canteen (John Eales Grandstand) Volleyball Canteen (Mezzanine Level of Gym) Swimming

The income that is raised through these Canteens goes directly back into the College. If your son is playing any of these sports this term, we would greatly appreciate your time (only one hour) to help with the operation of these canteens during the home games. All that you are required to do is serve the customers, meet other parents and have a chat and a laugh.  The Canteens for this term only serve pies, sausage rolls, tea, coffee and cold drinks so there isn’t much to do. If you are able to help or require more information please contact me on 0427 166 128 or email cbannah@bigpond.net.au P&F BoarderS’ Support Welcome to the 2011 school year. It has certainly been a difficult start to the year for so many people and also for our school community with the tragic death of Tim Baldwin. For those of you who knew Tim you will appreciate what a devastating loss it is for his family and our college family. I know I have already expressed my thanks, but I would like to say once again, thank you to all those wonderful ladies who provided food and assisted with serving at the morning tea following Tim’s beautiful and moving funeral service on Thursday. Your support and generosity was just another example of the extraordinary family we all share here at Marist College Ashgrove. The dates for boarders’ afternoon tea 2011 have now been sent to those currently on the roster, thank you all for your ongoing support for this initiative, the boys enjoy immensely all the fabulous goodies you provide. If anyone else is interested in helping out, please contact me via email mtatcarmody@optusnet. com.au or mobile 0412695207. We gather every 2nd Friday at 3.10pm outside the Senior dorms. The boys are a delightful bunch and it is a highlight of their week to experience some home cooked treats. Even if


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P&F News Continued... you aren’t a cook, purchased treats are also welcome and appreciated, it ALL gets eaten with enthusiasm. For Year 12 parents, the Senior Formal is coming SOON on March 19th. For the past few years we have held a parent dinner on formal night straight after the pre-formal for both day and boarding parents. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents, sometimes for first time and also to further strengthen relations between our day and boarding families. Further information will be forwarded in the coming weeks, however as we are limited to 110, places will fill quickly as this has been a tremendously popular night. Please feel free to email me if you would like to come along in the meantime. Just a reminder that we have our “welcome evening” on February 22nd. Please come along, even if you are not new to the College, but especially if you are new. Again, this is a great opportunity to meet new people and catch up with familiar faces as well. I hope all of your sons are settling in well to the new school year and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are interested in becoming involved in the boarding life of the College. Kind regards, Michelle Carmody P&F Boarders’ Support And finally… We were delighted to be able to meet many of the parents and grandparents of new boarders last Sunday night, many of whom had a somewhat difficult journey (physically and emotionally!) to bring the boys to school. We hope that you all had a safe journey home – by all accounts the boys are settling well and we hope that you are still getting some ‘happy” phone-calls! I encourage you to contact any of the subcommittee representatives if you would like any more information, and hope you will be able to join us for Parent Dinners or the Welcome Night if you are in the vicinity. Best wishes for a great 2011, Deb Moloney (P&F Vice President)

ST BRIGID’S RED HILL CHOIR - AUDITIONS for 2011 The traditional choir of St Brigid’s is offering places for choristers (tenors and bases also welcome). Minimum age 10 yrs The choir principally sings at the 10:00 am High Mass (Sundays) in the splendid acoustics of this beautiful landmark building. Rehearsals on Thursday evenings. Great opportunity to develop group choral skills, sight-reading, vocal development, discipline and combining the joys and beauty of music with the liturgy of the Mass. An added bonus of choir-life is that it helps in getting active and involved with the Mass. This choir has developed over recent years, aiming for high standard and has attracted much praise. Some musical ability and enthusiasm is helpful, along with a sense of commitment. Training is structured through the RSCM “Voice For Life” programme. Please contact Tricia or Roland Bartkowiak 3367 1098. As part of the choir-life, other activities include singing at weddings (pocket money), the popular Ceremony of Carols, social events, choir camps, picnics, and participation in RSCM Festivals/ Summer Schools.


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CLOTHING POOL 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.

Marist’s New Tennis Coaching & Tennis Programs Term 1 Brand new tennis centre at Marist ready for action! Lessons available: Group lessons (max. 6 students class) - 45mins classes Beginner – Red Hotshots – Wed 7.45-8.30am Intermediate – Orange Hotshots - Mon 7.45-8.30am & Tues 3.15-4pm Int-Advanced – Green Hotshots – Mon 7-7.45am & Thurs 4-4.45pm Advanced (normal ball) – Thurs – 3.15-4pm & Fri 7.45-8.30am Senior – Intermediate – Fri - 3.15-4pm Boarders only class – Wed 3.30-4.15pm For those who want to step up the level in intensity & length of lessons (dependant on standard) we offer Squad lessons (max 4 players/court – 1.5hrs each session) – please enquire regarding times, days & costs) *All players who represented the school in AIC & CIC inter-school tennis are invited to train in squads!

To work intensively on technique & to fast-track your tennis: Private lessons & semi-private lessons are available for all standards & ages – please enquire regards times, days & costs. Programs – for Adults and kids Fixtures – Kids – Saturday afternoon 3.30 - 5.30pm (boys & girls) Junior Fixtures – Wednesday 3.30 - 5.30pm (Marist boys only) Adult social tennis – Monday 7 - 9pm (starts 7th Feb) Adult Cardio tennis – Tuesday 6.30 - 8pm (starts 8th Feb) Adult fixtures – Wednesday 7 – 9pm (starts 9th Feb) Adult group lesson – Beg/Int – Thursday 6.30 - 8pm (starts 10th Feb) If you would like more information or for bookings please contact: Allan Say Marist Head Coach Ph: 0408 766 882 E-mail: allan@proamtennis.com.au www.proamtennis.com.au


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From the Deputy Head of School - Teaching and Learning Congratulations to all the Year 12 students of 2010 on their final results! Marist College Ashgrove offers: • A diverse range of opportunities which foster boys’ spiritual, academic, vocational, creative, technological, cultural, sporting and social development • Teaching learning and assessment styles which recognise and draw on boys’ strengths • Effective classroom teaching and learning experiences which are engaging, relevant and forwardlooking in a secure learning environment with consistent discipline • An environment in which students are rewarded for achieving their own personal best • A place where students learn to manage knowledge, to become competent, to live together and, most especially to grow as persons • A positive approach to the celebration of male identity Our 2010 Seniors deserve hearty congratulations on their impressive academic and vocational results. These results reflect their commitment to the pursuit of excellence and are the product of consistent hard work. • • • • • •

57% Year 12 students received an A or B on the Queensland Core Skills Test 29.7% received an OP between 1 and 5 29.16% received an OP between 6 and 10 24.84% received an OP between 11 and 15 11.88% received an OP between 16 and 20 155 students OP15 or better

• OP1 – 9 Students • OP2 – 12 Students • OP3 – 9 Students Well done, Seniors of 2010! STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOPS Students in Year 11 who wish to develop their study skills are invited to register for a workshop to be held on Tuesday 22 February from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Draney Theatre. Registration at the Studies Office before 3:00pm on 17 February is essential. Students are required to bring writing materials to the workshop. Students in Year 12 who wish to develop their study skills are invited to register for two workshops to be held on Monday 14 February and Tuesday 15 February from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Draney Theatre. Registration at the Studies Office before 3:00pm on 11 February is essential. Students are required to bring writing materials to each of the two workshops. REMINDER TO YEAR 12 PARENTS & STUDENTS Year 12 Information Evening Date: Time: Venue:

Wednesday 9 February 2011 7:00pm sharp Champagnat Centre

All students should attend with their parents. YEAR 8 INFORMATION EVENING Date: Time: Venue:

Wednesday 23 February 2011 7:00pm Champagnat Centre

As this meeting is an opportunity to clarify any issues relating to Year 8 students and the beginning of their studies, attendance is optional.


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From the Deputy Head of School - Teaching and Learning Continued... INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF YEAR 12 STUDENTS All (OP and OP-Ineligible) Year 12 students, at Marist College Ashgrove sit the Queensland Core Skills Test on 30 August 2011 and 31 August 2011. Students sit four tests over these two days: Day 1:

Writing Task Multi Choice 1

am pm

Day 2

Short Response Paper Multi Choice 2

am pm

More detailed information will be presented at the Year 12 Information Night on Wednesday 9 February 2011 in the Champagnat Centre. It is a College expectation that all 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: 4/2/11 – 25/2/11 – 4/3/11 Term 2: 6/5/11 – 20/5/11 – 27/5/11 Term 3: 14/7/11 – 29/7/11 Students are also expected to attend all feedback sessions which are delivered after the Short Response Trial Tests. They must register on the Registration Sheets at the Studies Office after each Short Response Trial Test. 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. 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.edu.au). COLLEGE ASSEMBLY On Wednesday 2 February 2011 a major part of the Assembly was taken up with celebration of students’ academic and vocational success. A variety of 2010 Year 12 students were presented including those who achieved an OP1 and other students who successfully used their Year 12 studies to launch themselves into their dream pathways. Optimus Awards were presented to 2010 Year 10 and Year 11 students for their success in Semester 2, 2010 studies. Certificates of Outstanding Achievement were presented to 2011 Year 10 and Year 9 students for their success in Semester 2, 2010 studies. Pat Mills Award This award for academic excellence in Year 10 is donated in loving memory of Pat Mills, who passed away suddenly in 2004. Pat was always so proud of her grandchildren Daniel, Owen and Adam and proud also of this fine school from which Daniel and Owen have graduated and which Adam attends. Congratulations to the recipients of this award:


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From the Deputy Head of School - Teaching and Learning Continued... Thomas Copley (D), Sam Geraghty (D), Tim Good (R), Joe Kneipp (I), Darcy Meehan (E), Devyn Wanigesekera (I), Tim Wengenmayr (G), Riley Wilkes (I), Michael Wing (G) The College wishes to thank Mr & Mrs Tony Downes for their generous support in making the Pat Mills Award available to our Year 10 students as a celebration of academic excellence. OPTIMUS AWARDS Congratulations to the following students who were presented with Bronze and Silver Optimus Awards at the College Assembly held on Wednesday 2 February. Optimus Awards recognise students’ pursuit of excellence in their studies.

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                                 

                                



             

                 

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                 

                 

        

                              

                                


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    Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2011

From the Deputy Head of School - Teaching and Learning Continued... 

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                                                                    

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Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2011

From the Deputy Head of School - Teaching and Learning Continued... ASSESSMENT CALENDARS Assessment Dates for each Key Learning Area can be found on the College Website. These dates can be accessed through the Marist College Ashgrove homepage www.marash.qld.edu.au MyMarash: >> Students logging in please use the following format: Login:  

marist\”your school login name”

e.g. marist\09smithj

Password:

“your school password”

e.g. xxxxxxx

>> Parents logging in please use the following format: Login:

marist\”your school account number”

e.g. marist\1010101

Password:

“your postcode”

e.g. 2100

The student’s log in and password is required.

In the event that access is not available please email brooksp@marash.qld.edu.au and a copy of the relevant calendar will be forwarded to you. ---- ooooOoooo --eduKate eduKate is accessed via: Marist College Ashgrove Homepage www.marash.qld.edu.au click on MyMarash >> Students logging in please use the following format: Login:  

marist\”your school login name”

e.g. marist\09smithj

Password:

“your school password”

e.g. xxxxxxx

>> Parents logging in please use the following format: Login:

marist\”your school account number”

e.g. marist\1010101

Password:

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Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2011

From the Deputy Head of School - Teaching and Learning Continued... STUDY SKILLS HANDBOOK The topics covered by the handbook are:

Parents and students are encouraged to: Browse through the handbook to familiarise themselves with the content Students are encouraged to: Work through specific units as needed HOW TO BUILD CONFIDENCE IN YOUNG PEOPLE Andrew has recently been described as an ”interesting mixture of Billy Connolly, Tim Winton and Frasier Crane” and as someone who “puts the heart back into psychology”. As a clinical psychologist, Andrew Fuller works with many schools and communities in Australia and internationally, specialising in the wellbeing of young people and their families. He is a Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Learning and Educational Development at the University of Melbourne. Andrew has been a principal consultant to the national drug prevention strategy REDI, the ABC on children’s television shows, is an Ambassador for Mind Matters and is a member of the National Coalition Against Bullying. Please find attached How to Build Confidence by Andrew Fuller. INSERT: how to build confidence.pdf INTERNATIONAL ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM Rotary District 9600 in our region is currently seeking suitable applicants for the International Rotary Youth Exchange Program for participation in 2012. The Rotary Youth Exchange Program has been operating for over 50 years in Australia and its objectives are to:Provide young people with the opportunity to experience cultures other than their own Give participants a broader view of the world and a deeper understanding of themselves Develop leadership and communication skills in youth Advance international understanding and world peace The program has a profound impact on the lives of our young people and equips them as citizens and leaders of tomorrow.


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From the Deputy Head of School - Teaching and Learning Continued... If students and families are interested in enquiring about the program or applying, please ask them to send an email to yepchair@rotary9600.org or directly to the chairman at abroad@islview.com and / or download an initial application form from the website on www.youth-exchange.net and forward to the student’s nearest Rotary Club.

CHANGE OF PRACTICE - PLEASE NOTE All invitations to Year Level Information Evenings will now be emailed to families. These dates are included in the MCA Calendar, Parent Lounge and a reminder will be published in the Newsletter.


Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2011

Music News Welcome all to what promises to be another exciting and productive year for the Music Department. In the next couple of weeks the Concert Calendar will be published giving detailed information on all Semester 1 concerts. A reminder to all parents that information regarding all music activities for the year will be given via this page, the College Website, (music section), and in the newsletter. It is very important that both parents and students refer each fortnight to this page to keep up to date with events. Music Lessons Any Secondary or Junior school student who wishes to begin to play an instrument this year may enroll by returning the enrolment form which can be found in the Instrumental Music Handbook. The Instrumental Music Handbook can be downloaded from the College Web site or be obtained from the Music Centre. It gives full details of the music program at Marist and procedure for enrolment. Tuition is available on Voice, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Percussion, and Saxophone. At present we are especially looking for students to play the Tuba, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon and French Horn. Also, any student who wishes to discontinue lessons this year must fill out a cancellation of enrolment form available from the Music Centre or downloaded from the Music website (http://www.marash.qld.edu.au/ music/info.html) and be returned as soon as possible. Lessons for students have already commenced. It is very important that students check lesson times in the Music Centre and online on the Music website. If you have any queries please contact the Music Department on: musicstaff@marash.qld.edu.au. Music lesson enrolments carry over from term to term and year to year and only cease once a cancellation form has been received. Student Absences 1. It is the responsibility of the student/parents to notify the teacher of intending absences 24 hours in advance. Upon notification the teacher will attempt to reschedule the lesson. Notification is best given in writing by sending an email to musicstaff@marash.qld.edu.au. 2. Lessons missed by students without 24 hours prior notice or adequate excuse will forfeit the cost of the missed lesson and the teacher will not be required to reschedule the lesson. 3. Where a student misses a lesson as a result of a College event (e.g. an excursion or an exam), the teacher will attempt to reschedule the lesson if a prior apology in accordance with the above has been given. 4. Students must have all relevant equipment, ie instrument and music, to attend their lesson. If a student does not have this equipment they will be sent back to their regular class and the lesson will be forfeited. 5. Notices are posted to parents if a student has missed two lessons without adequate excuses. Tuition Costs for 2011 In line with the minimum rates set by the Music Teachers Association of Queensland music fees will rise to the following in 2011: Individual lesson @ $31 per 30 minute lesson Group lessons @ $17 per 30 minute lesson Large group lessons (theory) remain at $10 per lesson Music Camp 2011 Last Friday, over 110 music students and staff departed for Alexandra Park, Alexandra Headlands, on the annual start-of-the-year Music Camp. Members of the College’s Symphony Orchestra, Senior Strings and Chamber Strings, Chamber Choir, Wind Orchestra, El Mariachi, and Big Band 1 all were involved in the intensive small group and large ensemble rehearsals to hone their skills for the numerous performances this year. The camp was a great success with all ensembles producing some fantastic results early in the year. 2011 looks to be a great year with a record number of students involved in both instrumental and choral ensembles. Thank you to the boys and staff, especially Mr Craig Kennedy, Mrs Catherine Wasserman, Miss Stephanie Smith, Mrs Kellee Green, Mrs Laura Kavanagh, Mr Will Eager, Mr Patrick Nolan, Mr Nicholas Hollamby, Mr Doug Williams, Mr Gerard McFadden, Mr Michael Rogers and Old Boys Luke Carbon and Brodie McAllistair who kindly gave their time on what turned out to be a most successful camp. Also a special thanks to Mrs Jennifer Hutchinson for helping with the organisation of the camp and finally thanks to the boys for their hard work and musical performance on camp.


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Music News Continued... Rehearsal Times Below are the rehearsal times so far for Term 1 2011. Please note that for all morning rehearsals, students need to be in the room at least 5 minutes prior to start time to set up and tune. If students are confused with what ensemble they are in they can check the noticeboard in the Music Centre or ask the music assistant in the music foyer office. Ensemble

AM

Monday

Director

Venue

Time

Big Band 2

Mr Butt

Green Room

7.30 - 8.30am

Big Band 3

Mrs Green

The Annexe

7.30 - 8.30am

Big Band 4

Mr Kennedy

Experimental

7.30 - 8.30am

Guitar Ensemble 4

Mr McFadden

Practice 1

7.30 - 8.30am

Chamber Strings

Mrs Wasserman

Theatre

7.30 - 8.30am

PM

Big Band 1

Mr Butt

The Annexe/Theatre

3.15 - 5.00pm

Percussion Ensemble 3

Mr Eager

Green Room

3.30 - 4.30pm

Ensemble

Director

Venue

Time

Wind Orchestra

Mr Kennedy

Green Room

7.15 - 8.30am

El Mariachi

Mr Vandermeer

The Annexe

7.30 - 8.30am

Guitar Ensemble 3

Mr McFadden

Practice 1

7.30 - 8.30am

Chamber Choir

Mrs Kavanagh

Theatre

3.30 - 4.30pm

Chamber Ensembles

Miss Smith/Mrs Wasserman

Music Centre

3.30 - 4.30pm

Percussion Ensemble 2

Mr Eager

Green Room

3.30 - 4.30pm

Ensemble

Director

Venue

Time

Wind Symphony

Miss Smith

Green Room

7.30 - 8.30am

Marist Voices

Mrs Kavanagh

The Annexe

7.30 - 8.30am

Senior Strings

Mrs Wasserman

Theatre

7.30 - 8.30am

Percussion Ensemble 4

Miss Smith

Green Room

3.30 - 4.30pm

Ensemble

Director

Venue

Time

Symphony Orchestra

Mr Butt

Green Room

7.30 - 8.30am

Junior Strings

Mrs Wasserman

The Annexe

7.30 - 8.30am

Percussion Ensemble 1

Mr Eager

Green Room

3.15 - 4.30pm

Ensemble

Director

Venue

Time

AM

Wind Ensemble

Mr Kennedy

Green Room

7.30 - 8.30am

Guitar Orchestra

Mr Vandermeer

Practice 1

7.30 - 8.30am

Performance Choir

Mrs Kavanagh

Theatre

7.30 - 8.30am

Jazz Ensemble

Mrs Green

The Annexe

7.30 - 8.30am

  AM

PM

AM     PM

AM

PM

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Any further questions regarding music at the College please email the department on the following address: musicstaff@marash.qld.edu.au


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Music News Continued... Music Camp 2011


Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2011

Junior School News Dear Parents, I begin the first Junior School Newsletter for 2011 by welcoming you all to the new school year. I hope you all had a happy and restful holiday and that 2011 is all that you hope it will be! I thank you all for what you have done to ensure your sons were ready and prepared for the start of school, especially the Year 5 families. They are a lovely group of little boys and we are delighted to have them with us in the Junior School. The new boys in Year 7 and one in Year 6 are also included in this welcome. This year we have 8 Boarders in Year 7 and their presence will be very special for the Junior School. Our Reflection begins with some selected quotes from Saint Luke’s Gospel, Chapter 2. “And when the day came for them to be purified, as laid down by the Law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord…..” “Now in Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. He was an upright and devout man….and the Holy Spirit rested on him…..” “Prompted by the Spirit, he [Simeon] came to the temple and when the parents brought in the child Jesus…he took the child in his arms and blessed God.” “As the child’s father and mother stood there wondering at the things that were being said about him, Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother, ‘You see this child, …he is destined to be a sign that is rejected – and a sword will pierce your own soul too.’ “ The above words are an account of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. On 2nd February, we celebrate the feast of the ‘Presentation of the Lord’ and we can ask ourselves what meaning would this ancient story have for us today? I have always liked this Feast as it shows the newly married Mary and Joseph carrying out their duties as Jewish parents. Their first born is a son, so the Law of Moses required them to go to the Temple in Jerusalem and present him to the Lord. Being newly married, and not too well-off, they bring two turtle doves as an offering and I am sure they would have been in awe of the magnificent building that was the Temple of Jerusalem. Mary and Joseph were a very ordinary young couple of their time. They lived in Nazareth, Joseph being a Carpenter had a steady income and they would have had a great deal of support as they had both grown up in the area. Scholars indicate that Joseph would have been in his mid- 20’s and Mary in her mid-teens, even though artists have always depicted Joseph as a very old man. This tradition, being carried out by the parents of Jesus, is so similar to young parents today who take their infants to churches, mosques, temples and other sacred sites to dedicate them to God. As all parents, they would have wondered about the future of their infant son. They lived in an occupied country, they had already been refugees in Egypt when they had to flee the wrath of King Herod and the Roman occupation was still a very powerful and cruel force in Palestine. What type of country and world were they bringing their infant son into? The words of Simeon would not have rested easily on the young parents. The old man was mouthing some disturbing words, especially predicting that their son will be caught up in disturbances and be ‘rejected by many.’ The young Mary would have reflected on Simeon’s words concerning her role in Jesus’ life – ‘A sword will pierce your own soul too.’ Mary would know that, at times, the role of motherhood is not easy and hearts are broken and I am sure that as time filtered away, Mary would have remembered the words of the holy man, Simeon. At the start of this new year, my prayer is for all parents and their families, especially the families of the Junior School, that you will be blessed and nurtured by the loving God who desires to be with you as you nurture your own children.


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Junior School News Continued... Here are a few items of news for you at the start of the year: The College Calendar: Each family should have one copy of the College Calendar so I am requesting that that you make note of the following changes to some dates for Term 1. If you have not received a College Calendar, please let me know. I hope these changes do not in convenience any families: Junior School Swimming Carnival: The Junior School Swimming Carnival will be held on FRIDAY 4 MARCH, at the College Swimming Pool. The Carnival begins at about 9.30am and concludes at 12.45pm. Parents are welcome to attend. Year 7 Parent Dinner: The Year 7 Parent Dinner will be held on FRIDAY 11 MARCH, in the Brother Cyprian Pavilion. Invitations will be sent home to all Year 7 Parents. Junior School Assembly and Induction of the Student Representative Council: The first Junior School Assembly will be on FRIDAY 18 MARCH, from 12.45pm, in the Draney Theatre. The SRC for 2011 will be announced at the assembly. All parents are most welcome to attend. Year 5 Parent Dinner: The Year 5 Parent Dinner will be held on FRIDAY 1 APRIL, in the Brother Cyprian Pavilion. Invitations will be forwarded to all Year 5 Parents. Contact details: I would request that you ensure the Junior School Office has the most up-to-date contact details. This is very important as it affects communication between the home and school. E-mail addresses are particularly important as 90% of communication from the Junior School is now electronic. Important dates to remember from Thursday 3 February to Thursday 17 February: Friday 4 February: Chess begins in the Junior School Library at 7.30am. All students are invited to attend. Monday 7 February: Year 5, 2012 Interviews begin. Wednesday 9 February to Friday 11 February: Year 7 Camp. Thursday 10 February: Inaugural Mass, beginning at 7.00pm, in the Champagnat Centre. This is a compulsory event for all Year 5 boys. The Year 5 boys will sit as a group, close to the altar, for their official welcome to the College. Monday 14 February: Year 5 Parent Information Evening at 7.00pm, in the Year 5 classrooms. Tuesday 15 February: Year 6 Parent Information Evening at 7.00pm, in the Year 6 classrooms. PLEASE NOTE THAT MONDAY 28 FEBRUARY, 2011 IS A PUPIL FREE DAY AT MARIST COLLEGE. To conclude, I would request that you remember the repose of the soul of John Ryan, father of Jordan Ryan in Year 5 Gold. John, who is an Old Boy of the College, battled with Cancer for many years. Melissa and the children are very close to us all at this sad time. To conclude, please remember that we are here to assist you and if you require any help, please do not hesitate to make contact with us. My warmest wishes to you all.

Michael B. Druce. Head of Junior School.


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Junior School News Continued... ‘Smart Skills for School’ Day The 2011 school year has started positively for the students of the Junior School. On Friday 28 January Years 5-7 students participated in a series of workshops called Smart Skills for School. Each student participated in six sessions that focused on many different aspects of learning and school life. Some of the sessions held included, • • • • • • • • • •

Organisation Learning Styles ICT skills and file management College Expectations Habits of Mind Diary Management Learning a Language Mind Mapping Leadership Developing Positive Relationships

Each student received a student booklet that provided information on each session and it will be revisited throughout the year to remind the students of the value of each of the workshops. A very big thank you to all the Junior School students who responded so well to the day. Mr Gerard McKeown Curriculum Co-Ordinator


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Junior School Sport News CRICKET The first round of the C.I.C. cricket season will commence this Saturday with the majority of Marist College Ashgrove’s fixtures being played against Iona College. Due to the flooding which has occurred throughout a number of the CIC affiliated schools playing fields, we have had to modify our playing conditions for this season. Throughout the whole of the 2011 CIC Cricket Season we will have all “A” teams play the ‘standard’ 30 over fixtures and all others will play Twenty/20 fixtures. Twenty/20 Cricket By-Laws can be found at the following address: http://www.marash.qld.edu.au/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&download=157:cic-twenty-20cricket-by-laws&id=12:cricket&Itemid=259 30 over Cricket By-Laws can be found at the following address: http://www.marash.qld.edu.au/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&download=156:cic-cricket-bylaws-2011-a-teams&id=12:cricket&Itemid=259 A full season draw will be posted on the College website by the end of the week and will contain every detail concerning C.I.C. cricket and the venues for each team. A couple of important points to keep in mind this cricket season:• For health reasons, each boy needs his own protector. • All boys representing the College in Cricket must play in the new College white long sleeved shirt and have white long pants to compliment this attire. • Sun safety is of paramount importance. Ensure sunscreen is applied at all fixtures. • Each boy must have his own water bottle at every match. • Helmets must be worn while batting and keeping up to the stumps. This directive will be enforced throughout the season. • Students must field in a College broad brim hat. • All cricket information will be placed on the College website. It can be accessed by clicking on ‘Junior Sport’ and then ‘Cricket’ • Information regarding all weekend sport can be heard on the Sportsline – 3858 4688 or accessed through the College website on www.marash.qld.edu.au • Cancellations and sports directives can be found on twitter – http://twitter.com/MCAJUNIORSPORT TWITTER SPORTS PAGE All Junior School Sports Updates/Cancellations can now be viewed on twitter. Please feel free to become a follower of Marist College Ashgrove Junior Sport on Twitter to receive updates on Junior School sporting events, representative honours, sport cancellations etc. This site will be constantly updated with information relevant to Marist College Ashgrove Junior School Sport. Please visit the site at - http://twitter.com/MCAJUNIORSPORT. This will become the first port of call in 2011 for all up to date information pertaining to Sport. I look forward to having you on board as a follower for the 2011 Sporting year. SWIMMING While most sports have taken a break over the holidays, the swimming program has continued intensely with a large number of boys committing much time and effort to training for the upcoming 2011 CIC swimming season. Well done to all those boys who made the commitment to swimming over the holidays and trained so exceptionally well. Your hard work in training has not gone unnoticed and I know you will all swim very well when it comes time to race!  The Junior School Swim Camp was held at the College on January 20-21 and was attended by over 60 swimmers.  The boys participated in a number of team building activities which included a night at Laser Force which proved very beneficial in enhancing the already evident positive team atmosphere amongst our CIC team.  The swimmers (and coaches!) had a fantastic couple of days and I hope all who attended not only had fun but learnt a thing or two through their experiences.  Although we have seen some great results already this season, it is very important that we don›t become complacent with ourselves and rest on our laurels.  The improvement in all of our swimmers has been absolutely outstanding and has exceeded all expectations at this stage.  However this allows us to now raise the bar in terms of achieving our best possible results, and with only about FIVE WEEKS left to go until the CIC Swimming Championships, we will now be entering the hardest phase of our training in the lead up to the concluding and most important swim meet of the season.  Training over the last 17 weeks has been outstanding; however as a squad we need to lift our training to another level to ensure that we gain the best possible results at the CIC meet.  Let us leave no stone unturned as we search for more ways to ensure that we all swim as fast as we can on the day!  Remember, our goal is for each of us to swim as fast as we possibly can to gain our best results for the greater benefit of our team - Marist College Ashgrove.  Let’s not forget that swimming at Marist College Ashgrove is a TEAM sport, and so we need to work together as a team to achieve our goals. If you are seeking information about swimming please check the College website as all information about the season can be found either on the Junior School swimming home page or by downloading the Junior School Swimming Handbook. TENNIS COACHING Any boy wishing to take private tennis lessons should contact Alan Say who is part of Pro-Am Tennis. This is available for all grade levels however there are limited spaces available so get in quick. You can access the website www.proamtennis. com.au for further information or contact Alan on 0408 766 882. Luke Caplick Head of Sport - Junior School


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Senior Sport News Last Wednesday saw the publication of this year’s first Sport newsletter. The sports department is aiming to put out a Sports newsletter each Thursday morning with everything that is going in sport for the coming week, including results from the previous week’s games, fixtures for the coming week, information from coaches about training, as well as individual and team achievements. The newsletter will be available on the College website in the weekly sport section, under weekly newsletter. It will also be emailed to staff and students each week. Parents are encouraged to access this weekly as it will have all the information related to sport. MARIST 1st XI CRICKET CARNIVAL As the 2010 College year was winding down to a close & many of us began welcoming the arrival of the Christmas Holidays, one group of dedicated and hard working Marist boys and their coaches chose to start their Christmas break with a bang at the 38th Annual Marist Cricket Carnival hosted by Marcellin College in Bulleen, Melbourne. The 1st XI squad, lead by their coach, Mr. Ben Maddox and assistant coach, Mr. Mike Thompson, began their carnival preparations mid-way through Term 3. There was a great deal of competition for individual positions in the side and three months of training and trial matches saw a squad of forty boys reduced a touring party of 13. The following boys eventually gained selection in the team to head to Melbourne, December 7-13: Jed Brisbane, Tom Casey, Ben Emmott, Max Frisby, Denis Gibson, Sam Heywood, Tim McPhee, Lachlan McRae, Elijah Rafter, Eden Richards, Lachlan Thompson (c), Michael Toolis (vc), and Michael Wing Relishing in the wonderful Marist spirit that the Carnival generates, the boys consistently turned in excellent performances, and with one match washed out and four wins, Ashgrove finished level at the top of the table with Newman College from Perth. The "Quotient Rule", a mathematical formula, was used to determine a way to separate the two sides and it was Ashgrove who was eventually named Champions of the Carnival. The team was extremely grateful for the wonderful support they received from the many parents & families who made the effort to travel to Melbourne and many thanks must go to them. All spectators were rewarded with some exhilarating cricket, in particular a tense and thrilling encounter in the penultimate match of the tournament against Hosts, Bulleen. Set a formidable target 197 for victory it was a true Ashgrovian performance that saw the side get over the line on the last ball of the match! It was truly a team effort with all players performing well over the five matches earning them the deserved Champions title. Four boys in particular were singled out by the carnival organisers for selection in the Combined Australian Marist XI. These included Jed Brisbane, Sam Heyward, Lachlan Thompson and Michael Wing. Lachlan Thompson also received the honour of being named Best Fielder, Best Cricketer and Captain of Combined XI. This is the fourth time that Ashgrove has tasted victory in Marist carnival, the last being in 1994. Swimming Camp The 2011 Marist Ashgrove Swimming Camp was conducted at Alexandra Park Conference Centre (Alexandra Headland) during the School Holidays from Friday 14th January - Sunday 16th January. 65 keen swimmers, 3 staff members and 5 parents attended the camp, and the camp included a multitude of fun but challenging activities which targeted building of team dynamic and leadership throughout the group. The camp has formed a great foundation for our swimmers as we head into Term 1 and the upcoming Friday Night Swim Meets, which act as time trials for selection in the team to compete at the AIC Swimming Championships at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre on Thursday 10th March, 2011. It was fantastic to see 14 new Year 8 students attending the camp and getting involved in College life so early in their time at Marist, and it hope that by going on the camp that they have been given some indication of what to expect at Marist and that they made some great new friends which will make the transition to a new school that little bit easier. Thank you to all 65 swimmers who took time out of their school holidays to attend the camp. To the Dads who came along to help out as extra staff - Mr Ray Nelson, Mr James Moloney, Mr Peter Bendall, Mr Rod


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Senior Sport News Continued... Podbury and Mr Stuart Laing - thank you for giving up your time over the weekend and for being so helpful in assisting with camp activities and getting the little things done. Thank you also to Mr Michael Wooldridge, Mr Derek Cameron and Mr Andre Cois for organising and running such a large camp, and for their continued commitment to the Marist Swimming Program. The Marist Swimming Program will be in full swing from the word 'go' during Term 1 - Friday Night Carnivals, College Age Championship Carnival, District & Regional Carnivals, Presentation Dinners and the AIC Swimming Championships. Please ensure that you check emails, newsletters and sports noticeboards for the latest information regarding what's happening with swimming (and if you are ever in doubt, ask one of the coaches down at the pool). Only 6 weeks to AIC, lets make sure that we keep up the good work as we head towards the most important meet of the season. INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS Congratulations to: • Connor Arnold (Year 9 Rush) who after being selected as Captain for the U/13 Brisbane North representative Cricket team, led his team to a state title at the State Championships held in Charters Towers in December • Daniel Cook (Year 8 Ridley) was a member of the Brisbane North Cricket side that won the Under 12 State Championships held at Atherton during the Christmas holiday break. Parents are requested to forward any noteworthy achievements to holdingp@marash.qld.du.au for publication in the weekly newsletter. WET WEATHER INFORMATION In the event that poor weather affects some or all of the fixtures on a particular weekend, the college will provide information for parents via the following means: 1) Twitter – MCASeniorSport (Link on the College web site) 2) College Sports Line: (07) 3858 4698 The twitter site is an easy, fast and reliable way to receive notices from the sports department and will be the first place wet weather information will be placed. Parents and students are encouraged to set up an account so they can access it easily on Saturdays. Once set up, it is very easy to use. Students and parents are asked to try these sources before attempting to contact coaches or staff. If there is any doubt, assume the fixtures are going ahead!

View and purchase professional sports photography from 2009 and 2010, including the current cricket and volleyball seasons. www.andrewtallon.com.au/ashsport.html

For more information or to enroll into the Ashgrove Acceleration Program please go to www. AccelerationSchools.com or call 1300-661-847 Students should consider their winter season sporting goals and commitments and look to maintain strength and conditioning throughout this period.

Marist College Ashgrove Newsletter - Edition 1, 2011  

Marist College Ashgrove Newsletter - Edition 1, 2011