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Marist College Ashgrove Volume 47 Issue No. 17 November 2011

Dates to Remember Thursday, 10 November • Music Information Evening - Draney Theatre • Year 5 Concert - Draney Theatre • House Farewells to Year 12 • College Assembly • Auditions for Music 2012

College News

Friday, 11 November • Year 12 Exams - Start • Remembrance Day • Tuckshop Volunteers’ Farewell Dinner

Monday, 16 January • College Office Opens Tuesday, 17 January • Year 8 Volleyball Clinic Wednesday, 18 January • Year 8 Volleyball Clinic Friday, 20 January • Senior School Swimming Camp

Monday, 14 November • College Foundation Meeting

Saturday, 21 January • Senior School Swimming Camp

Wednesday, 16 November • Year 11 Exams - Start

Sunday, 22 January • Senior School Swimming Camp

Thursday, 17 November • Secondary Prizegiving

Monday, 23 January • Year 8 Volleyball/Cricket Trials

Friday, 18 November • Graduation Mass (Years 11-12) & Farewell Champagnat Centre • Graduation Dinner - BCEC • Final Date Year 12 Book Hire Returns

Tuesday, 24 January

Tuesday, 22 November • Junior School Awards Night - Gym - 7pm

Wednesday, 25 January • U14/15/Open Volleyball/Cricket Trials

Thursday, 24 November • Year 7 Mass & Supper - 7pm • Newsletter Online • Christmas Carols

Saturday, 28 January • Internal Cricket Trials • Volleyball Trials v SEC (H) • Junior School Cricket Trials

Friday, 25 November • End Term 4 Years 5-10 - 3.10pm • Cambodia Immersion - Start • Final Date for Years 8-11 Book Hire Return • Junior School Assembly - 1.50pm

Wednesday, 1 February • Junior School Drama Classes begin

2012 Thursday, 12 January Junior School Swimming Camp Friday, 13 January Junior School Swimming Camp

• Term 1 Commences • Year 8 Volleyball/Cricket Trials

Thursday, 2 February • Newsletter Online

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 Ashgrove Family, As we move into the final two weeks of the 2011 academic year, it’s important to acknowledge the efforts of all and finish the year well. At the All Souls Day Mass on 2 November there were many of our families who have experienced the grief of the loss of a loved one in the last twelve months. Sometimes our own problems seem to be significant. Then you spend time with or hear stories about people who have really experienced challenges in their lives and you feel uplifted because of their attitude. Sometimes we just need to get out and into the fresh air. My mother always used to tell me, “Your health is your wealth.” We are indeed fortunate to live in a country like Australia where the outdoors and exercise present us all with so many opportunities. I remember being in France two years ago and I visited many of the places where St Marcellin walked. He walked everywhere and loved hard work, both the spiritual and physical kind. I’d like to share with you a story written by Miles Yohnke about Changing Your Darkness into Light. Last week I saw Allan. A person I went to high school with. Allan has severe Cerebral Palsy. He is disabled and in a wheelchair. Thankfully his mind is sharp. He had so much trouble getting around from class to class. Our school was very old. It had many floors and so many stairs. It had been about thirty years since I saw him last. Nothing had changed. He was still the same. Still as clear as then with that same big vibrant smile on his face. It seemed somewhat fitting as he was being lifted into a vehicle when I saw him. When I’m on the highway cycling or other sports I perform, I think of people like Allan and how lucky we are to have our health. We have to use our bodies. They will fail when we don’t use them, when we eat improperly. Exercise improves your mood. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed than you were before you worked out. You’ll also look better and feel better when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem. Regular physical activity can even help prevent depression. Exercise combats chronic diseases. Regular physical activity can help you prevent or manage high blood pressure and lower the build-up of plaque in your arteries. And there’s more. Regular physical activity can help you prevent type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and certain types of cancer. It is stated that when one exercises there is a sixty percent decrease in getting breast cancer. Why wouldn’t one exercise? I just hate seeing people cheat themselves of it. God creates this beautiful body full of muscle and detail and one doesn’t use it. What a sin! It goes hand in hand. People aren’t happy in their lives, yet they really do nothing to correct this. They dwell in their own dysfunction. They think they should, that they should do something more with their life. Well, when does this happen? When does this occur? We make that decision. We get just this one life. If waiting for it to happen, then one is in for a long, dark wait. Unlike Allan we can exercise in many ways in which he may be limited. We should never take that for granted. Today is that day, that flash of light. With every good wish, Yours in Jesus, Mary and St Marcellin Peter McLoughlin Headmaster

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Headmasters Notes Grandparents Day I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all involved in Grandparents Day on Friday 4 November. Congratulations to our bands, orchestras, ensembles and choirs that performed, they were wonderful. Thanks also to Mrs Kay Wells, our Music faculty, The Tech Crew, Services Staff and the many parents and students who volunteered to assist with morning tea. Soiree Congratulations to all involved in the annual Soiree on 4 November. It was a great night to farewell the Year 12 musicians. Again thanks to the staff who completed a big day. Indigenous Graduation Mass Congratulations to Billy Renouf, Jack Watson, Frank Mara, Benjie Waters, Charles Cameron and Jayke Stevenson who were honoured at the Year 12 Indigenous Graduation Mass held at St Stephen’s Cathedral on Friday 4 November. Many thanks to Ms Jody Dellaca who accompanied the boys to the Mass. Year 12 Interviews Thanks to the boys of Year 12 who visited me for an interview on November 4, 7, 8 & 9. I was impressed with their politeness, god natured responses and enthusiasm for the future. International “Schoolies” Please find below a link to information published by the Australian Government with regard to Year 12 students travelling overseas for “schoolies”. Prayers please Please pray for the repose of the souls of: • Christopher O'Brien’s (11H) and Will Redmond’s (12R) grandfather, Tom O’Brien, who passed away recently. • Carol Leonard’s (College Canteen) brother in the UK who passed away suddenly. • Daniel Stratford’s (7Gr) great grandmother, Agnes Reberger, who passed away recently. • The grandfather of Dominic (12I), Xavier (9I), Patrick (9I) and Gabriel Smith (9I) who passed away recently. • All the faithfully departed for whom November is a special reminder. Especially our families who have suffered loss in the last year and also our servicemen who have been killed in Afghanistan. Please also keep our Year 12 boys in your prayers as they complete final exams and proceed to Graduation. Congratulations Congratulations to Claire Fitzpatrick and her husband on the birth of their daughter, Ciara Louise Paznikov. (7lb 5oz)

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THANK-YOU TUCKSHOP HELPERS It is with great appreciation that we would like to thank all of the parents, carers and grand parents who help out in the tuckshop each week. Your effort is truly valued.

Does your child suffer asthma or eczema? Every day, thousands of Australian children suffer the effects of asthma and eczema and families struggle with illness management and children’s behavioural and emotional adjustment. Positive Parenting for Healthy Livingis an adaptation of the successful Triple P- Positive Parenting Program offering practical ideas and support for parents of children suffering asthma or eczema. This innovative group program is designed to help parents manage their child’s illness, assist children in coping with their illness and emotions, and prevent and manage difficult child behaviour. Over the next few months and for a limited time only, parents of 3-10 year old children suffering asthma or eczema are able to access Positive Parenting for Healthy Living Triple P as part of a University of Queensland research project. Parents will be able to attend the program free of charge, and will be asked to complete 3 sets of assessment measures (questionnaire, symptom diary, and family observation) over a 6 month period, as part of the study. Contact Leanne Winter on (07) 3365 7305 or email, or visit for more information.

More support needed for students with disability Catholic schools at all times seek to respect and nurture the God-given human dignity of all their students. Students with a disability are warmly welcomed into Catholic school communities, where all possible resources are directed towards helping young people reach their full potential. The number of students with disability in Australian Catholic schools is on the increase. Teachers and staff work tirelessly with students and their families with the resources available, but could do more given the resources and opportunity. The Federal Government is conducting a sweeping review of funding government and nongovernment schools, including Catholic schools. The National Catholic Education Commission has made a submission to the review calling for additional support for those who need a little extra help to get the best from their education. For more information visit Its submission calls for Government funding support for students with a disability to reflect individual needs, allowing for individually tailored resources and specialist care, getting the very best education possible. Funding support for students with disability should be based on educational need, irrespective of the school they attend. The Government’s current full-scale review of funding for all the nation’s schools needs to come up with a fairer model for funding students with disability in Catholic schools.

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ENROLMENTS 2012 STUDENT NUMBERS Not returning to Marist College Ashgrove in 2012? Due to demand for places in all year levels, it would be appreciated if you could please notify us in writing at your earliest convenience if you are aware that your son may not be returning in 2012. YEAR 5 2013 INTERVIEWS Correspondence has recently been sent to families who have completed an Expression of Interest Form for Year 5 2013. Further correspondence will be sent in the very near future to those families who have responded advising that they wish to proceed with their enquiry. Interviews for this year level will take place in Term 1 2012. YEAR 8 2014 INTERVIEWS Correspondence with regard to the Year 8 2014 interview process for DAY students will be sent to families this term. Interviews will take place in Term 1 2012. BOARDING If any of our current rural and remote families are aware of anyone considering boarding as an option for their son in 2012, it would be appreciated if you could encourage them to contact me in the very near future. Years 7, 8 and 9 are possibilities whilst the demand for places in Years 10 and 11 is very high. YEAR 8 2013 BOARDING SCHOLARSHIPS Marist College Ashgrove is currently inviting applications from new students intending to enter the College in Year 8 2013 as BOARDERS, to participate in a scholarship examination. Dates – • Friday 9 September 2011 - Registration Opens • Saturday 17 December 2011 – Early Bird Discount Closes • Monday 6 February 2012 - Closing Date for Applications [after which registrations incur a late fee]. • Saturday 25 February 2012 at 8.30 am - Scholarship Examination [which will be held at Marist College Ashgrove and various country centres]. • Wednesday 28 March 2012 – Results Disclosed These Boarding Scholarships are generally intended for students who live in rural, regional or remote communities who would otherwise not be able to access a Marist education. [Applicants must be Australian citizens]. For further information on these Scholarships and to apply online, please visit our website: – Enrolments – Scholarships and Bursaries. YEAR 11 2012 CONDITIONS OF ENROLMENT All current Year 10 families are encouraged to return their signed Conditions of Enrolment at their earliest convenience. These were due by Wednesday 31 August 2011. For any queries with regard to enrolments, please do not hesitate to contact me. Mrs Kim Taylor Registrar / Tel: 07 38584507

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OVAL UPGRADES The College has embarked on a program of upgrading the sporting ovals to be undertaken over the next three years which aims to improve the quality of sports fields through increased levels of turf growth and ability to absorb the ever increasing levels of demand for use. These works are implemented alongside long-term strategies to improve sports grounds including increased use of recycled water for irrigation where possible and an extensive fertiliser and top dressing program. The scope of works for the ovals is: McMahon Oval • Address the weed problem by implementing a herbicide eradication program. Increased weeds have been caused by previous drought conditions, poor plant health, large seed bank build up and excessive amounts of rainfall in the summer months. • The herbicide program will make the oval seem patchy and brown but we have to start somewhere. We have a goal of a 60% reduction in weeds in the first growing season and in future years thereafter. • For the future we will be implementing basic turf health practices to encourage healthier, safer and aesthetically pleasing playing surfaces all the while reducing the dependency on resources. The implementation will involve1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Fertiliser program Regular aeration and renovation practices Weed pre and post emergent program Re turfing of any bad patches Re- levelling program by top dressing Wetting agent applications during dry times of the year

Matt Hayden Oval • This oval has recently been turfed. For the future we will be implementing basic turf health practices to encourage healthier, safer and aesthetically pleasing playing surfaces all the while reducing the dependency on resources. As with McMahon Oval, the implementation will involve1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Fertiliser program Regular aeration and renovation practices Weed Pre and Post Emergent program Re turfing of any bad patches Re levelling program by top dressing Wetting agent applications during dry times of the year

Cameron Oval • The main concerns with Cameron Oval include the oval being unsafe due to soil movements creating an uneven surface, insufficient drainage, inefficient irrigation, excessive weed problem and increased shade at the northern end of field • The oval will be renovated by Twin View Turf under the direction of the College grounds staff. The renovation will include: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Selective tree pruning to allow more sunlight at northern end Herbicide application to eradicate grass Ripping and rotary hoeing of site Installation of new wicket block Levelling of sub base New irrigation system installed Drainage system installed Sand and top soil blend added to top of sub base Wintergreen turf laid

• Moving forward we will be implementing basic turf health practices to encourage healthier, safer and aesthetically pleasing playing surfaces. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Fertiliser program Regular aeration and renovation practices Weed Pre and Post Emergent program Re turfing of any bad patches Re levelling program by top dressing Wetting agent applications during dry times of the year

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Eyes on Malawi and Bolivia’s Backyard An invitation to hear stories and view photos by Immersion participants who have recently experienced the impact of Caritas’ development programs in the field. Caritas Australia and our partners say THANK YOU. Date:

Saturday 12th November, 2011


5.00pm – 7.00pm


Francis Rush Centre, The Cathedral of St Stephen

Light refreshments will be served. Free parking will be available in the Cathedral Car Park – Charlotte St entry. RSVP by Monday 7th November The Catholic Agency for International Aid and Development

RSVP P: 3336 9412 M: 0417 271 152

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Rotary helps Santa visit The Gap and Ashgrove – 3 to 11 December This year the Rotary Club of Ashgrove/The Gap will escort Santa and his sleigh through the streets of The Gap and Ashgrove over a nine-night period from Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th December. Families are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the new routes and plan street parties for the night that Santa is in their area by visiting the club Web site (see below), or consulting the maps in the November edition of the Western Echo. You can let Rotary know about your street party through the Website. The President of Ashgrove/The Gap Rotary Club, Theresa Spencer, said the Santa Sleigh was a major club project involving between 15 and 20 volunteers each night. “Many parents arrange street parties to coincide with Santa’s visit and give their children the opportunity to personally deliver their Christmas wishes to Santa,” she said. “The Rotary Club of Ashgrove/The Gap has organised the Santa Sleigh since 1996 and has introduced the new routes to keep that tradition alive. “Monies raised are dedicated to local community projects and charities,” Theresa said. “Community support makes the sleigh possible. Eagers Kia supplies the towing vehicle,, while members of St Johns Wood and The Gap Rover crews and other local supporters help Santa on his run. “Santa’s Sleigh is a lot of fun for all concerned, especially when the community joins in and provides such generous support to raise some very useful funds for community projects,” Theresa said. Routes this year will differ from previous years, and are shown in November’s edition of the Western Echo and on the club’s website at then click on <Santa Sleigh>.

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

BOOK LAUNCH THE BEST OF A BATTLER’S GOD Readers of “The Catholic Leader” would be very familiar with the fortnightly articles written by Br John Venard who lives at the College. Another of his books is soon to be launched. “The Best of a Battler’s God” is Br John’s sixth book and a compilation of his earlier works which received such wide acclaim. Inspired by the knowledge that “God works in wondrous ways”, Br John has much pleasure in presenting this, his final book, and hopes you all enjoy reading it. The College Community is kindly invited to the official book launch which will be held Wednesday 26 October, 6 pm in The Cyprian Pavilion. For catering purposes please reply to any of the names below. “The Best of a Battler’s God” will retail for $10.00, and it can be ordered by email: or by contacting Denise Freney 3858 4582, Kay Wells 3858 4586 or Paula McLoughlin 0422 169 645. Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Marist Brothers in their support of their ministries in Asia and The Pacific.

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Fun MUN An initiative of UN Youth Qld Over the weekend of the 8th and 9th of October, James Rigby (Year 12), Minh Pham and Sam Bentley (Year 11) and Seamus Coulson (Year 9), took part in Fun MUN, a Model United Nations event hosted by UN Youth Queensland. The event was a relaxed way of educating and inspiring the participants to engage with issues of international importance, while gaining an understanding of different viewpoints held by the countries of the world. Despite the common image of a Model UN Forum, Fun MUN certainly lived up to its name, providing entertainment for all involved. Can you imagine countries such as the land-locked Bolivia discussing International Piracy while Pakistan repeatedly advocated the use of nuclear weapons to solve the world's problems. Overall the experience was very enjoyable for all participants. Particular thanks must go to Minh Pham, who brought Model UN to life at Marist, and the coordinators Chris Spensley and Majella Stevens. Finally thanks also to UN Youth Queensland, who prepared the event. If Model UN sounds like something that could interest you, then consider joining in the activities in 2012. You simply need to keep an eye on the Newsletter and the College notices. Alternatively, you can contact Ms Stevens ( for more details. James Rigby, Year 12

Uniform sHop

SHOP CLOSES FOR XMAS HOLIDAYS Friday 25th Nov 4:00pm SPECIAL TRADING Thurs 1st Dec Thurs 8th Dec Thurs 15th Dec

HOURS FOR DECEMBER 2011 4.00pm – 6.00pm 4.00pm – 6.00pm 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Shop no 33665738 | Mobile 0404 299 479 Email 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.

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MELBOURNE CUP LUNCH 75 ladies had a very enjoyable day at the College Melbourne Cup Lunch held in the Cyprian Pavilion on that ‘one day in November’. On such a beautiful day the College String Quartet and Jazz Band entertained us on the balcony. Guests enjoyed their welcome drink and beautiful appetizers organised by Mr Gary Keown and the Hospitality students. A pre-lunch Fashion Parade by Yesterday’s of Paddington displayed some wonderful fashions at the right price! Headmaster, Peter McLoughlin, welcomed everyone to the lunch, said Grace and judged the best hat/ fascinator. What would a Melbourne Cup Day be without sweeps and raffles and these were very strongly supported, for which we thank everyone. Following a beautiful buffet lunch catered by the Services staff at the College, guests prepared themselves for the race that stops the nation and all too quickly it was over! Our thanks to the following for helping make the day such a success – • Staff and students from the College Music Department • Gary Keown and the hospitality students • Matthew Tarlinton, Ian Saunders and the College Services Staff • Models - Parissa from Yesterday’s and Aly Carey and Nicole Gibson • Jill Stanley (Finance Office) And to our generous sponsors who donated prizes – • Extension Leads Australia • Global Fine Foods • Milk Ashgrove • Monty’s Chocolate • The Gap Day and Night Pharmacy • Famish’d on Frasers • Nutrimetics Pack • “Bart – My Life” – donated by Neville Conroy, grandfather of Julian Politylo (8 Ephrem) Hoping you can all join us again next year! JACINTA COMAN AND CARMEL OLSEN MELBOURNE CUP LUNCH COMMITTEE

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Teaching and Learning - Adapting To The Challenges Of A Contemporary Educational Environment Date: Time: Venue:

Monday 27 February 2012 8:00am – 3:00pm Marist College Ashgrove

a conference with a focus on assessment, curriculum, data driven analysis, pedagogy and reporting

The conference will include:  Keynote speakers:  Lesley Englert, Queensland Representative to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) - Authentic curriculum renewal within the context of the Australian Curriculum  Ralph Pirozzo, Educational Consultant, Promoting Learning International – Differentiated learning and developing high order thinking skills in the context of the Australian Curriculum

 Cross-curricular and also KLA specific workshops facilitated by practitioners and educational specialists:  Curriculum planning to implement the Australian Curriculum  Aligning quality assessment with the Australian Curriculum  Development of higher order thinking skills  Use of technology to support learning  Teaching strategies to engage students in learning  Analysis of school based data to maximise student learning  Educational resources Early-bird (closes 1 Feb 2012)

Catholic Schools $250 (GST free)

Non-Catholic Schools $275 (GST inclusive)


Catholic Schools $300 (GST free)

Non-Catholic Schools $330 (GST inclusive)

Register your expression of interest on the Conference page at or email and a registration package will be emailed to you. Enquiries: Alana Armitage, Conference Convenor,, ph: (07) 3858 4574, fax: (07) 3858 4502. This conference meets QCT Standards: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 10.

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GRANDPARENTSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; DAY Another very successful Grandparentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Day was held at the College on Friday 4 November 2011. More than 650 grandparents were entertained by the musical talents of students at the College. Congratulations and thanks to Andrew Butt, the Music Department and the students who entertained the grandparents; volunteer mums and College Services staff who helped prepare the morning tea and to the students who helped with parking and serving of morning tea. Some happy faces appear below:

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Music News Grandparents Day and Soiree 2012 Both of these concerts continue to grow with well over 1200 people attending these successful events on November 11. The Soiree in particular saw record numbers and we are already looking at ways to accommodate the increased audience numbers and sound needs for 2012. It was a great opportunity to farewell our class of 2011; Sam Banister, James Barker, Max Callaghan, Tom Campbell, Tom De Voss, Jack Downes, James Gatling, Ryan Glasson, Jacob Hastings, Kieran Hehir, Tom Jeffery, Jeremy Kelly, Hayden Kennedy, Oliver Lane-Porter, Michael Lee, Matthew Morrell, Declan Morris, Sam Morton, Matt Muller, Adam Nelson, Peter O’Donovan, James O’Hara, Luke O’Toole, Nicholas Outram, Billy Renouf, James Rigby, Hayden Robinson, Nicholas Rossi, Duncan Stephens, Aleksie Villis, Ben Wood, and Andrew Yong-Gee who have all given years of dedicated service to the College through their music making. Secondary Prize Giving Thursday 17th November, 7pm - Champagnat Centre Performance Choir will give their final performance for 2011 as part of the Secondary Prize Giving. Year 12 Graduation Mass Friday 18th November, Champagnat Centre The Wind Orchestra, Wind Symphony and Liturgical Choir will be performing at this farewell event for the College’s Year 12 students. Junior School Prize Giving Tuesday 22ndNovember, 7pm - Champagnat Centre Wind Ensemble, Marist Voices and Junior Big Band will provide cultural interludes throughout the evening. Marist Carols Thursday 24th November, 7.15pm – McMahon Oval/John Eales Grandstand The Colleges Staff, Old Boys, Years 6 & 7 and our combined Choirs will join the College Community in our inaugural Christmas Carols evening. Everybody is welcome. For further information regarding concerts and bookings, please contact the music department on Phone: 3858 4668, email:, website:

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From the Deputy Head of School - Teaching and Learning Gap Medics Gap Medics are offering an exciting project for your students wishing to apply for university courses in either medicine, nursing, dentistry or midwifery. We are running a special 2-week programme in Tanzania for Australian students during the January holidays and a 2-week placement in Thailand during the April end of Term holidays. The placements are designed for your Year 11 students thinking of applying for a healthcare related degree to offer them much needed hospital work experience before they apply and to see if a career in healthcare appeals to them. It is also open to your Year 12 students who will be looking to apply for healthcare related university courses. Gap Medics are the leading provider of short-term healthcare work experience placements abroad. We are based in the UK and our programmes are open to all students from around the world. During weekdays, students will shadow highly skilled doctors in their day-to-day work on a fullysupervised hospital placement. Students will also have the benefit of clinical teaching, safe and secure accommodation in our own studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; house, food, transfers in Tanzania or Thailand, local orientations, 24/7 support from our teams overseas and in the UK and lots of help with preparations for their trip too. The specifics of our two special projects can be viewed on our website or by visiting Students are welcome to contact us for any further information and can confirm their place on the programmes via the website too. Tom Baker, Project Advisor Gap Medics â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Launching medical careers Collingwood Buildings 38 Collingwood Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1JF T. 0044 191 269 6818 F. 0044 191 229 9501 E. W.

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g Supportin g in d r a w & re ess our busin ity n Commu

Fantastic Business Networking Opportunity Don’t miss out!

 Advertisement Bookings Marist College Foundation Manager Wayne Hansen (Old Boy ‘72) will be the point of contact for your directory booking and payment.

 Full Colour Printed Book The book will be distributed to 1300 families of Marist College so your ad will have great exposure. No matter if you are big or small there are ad sizes to suit every type of business!

 Our print and online directory builds a strong bond between our families, Old Boys and associated business network.

 Professional Design Service

 Enjoy more opportunities to connect with the MCA

PC Graphic Art will be designing and producing the Print and Online Directory on behalf of Marist College.

community – have your business firmly supported in return.

This year PC Graphic Art are offering a FREE DESIGN SERVICE for all Print ads! Just supply your logo, images and text and they can design a professional ad for you. Perfect time to upgrade your ad size!

Bonus Offer!

 A prominent ‘Outback Business’ section promotes our boarding families and business people beyond the Brisbane CBD.

 Interactive Website –

 We’re rolling out a brand-new website in 2012. Now with bigger & bolder business listings, Google Maps and Social Media links.

All advertisers automatically receive inclusion in the Online Directory. Visually accentuate your listing with even larger image Banner ads that are perfect for photos, sales or promotions.

 Receive year round exposure with our ‘Business of the Month’ feature.

Print Ad Sizes

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1/8 60x44mm

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Mission and Ministry News PRAYER OF REMEMBRANCE Today we remember with thanksgiving those who made the supreme sacrifice for us in time of war. We pray that the offering of their lives may not have been in vain. Today we dedicate ourselves to the cause of justice, freedom and peace; and for the wisdom and strength to build a better world. We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour. St Marcellin Champagnat. Pray for us Saint Mary of the Cross. Pray for us. Mary Our Good Mother. Pray for Us. And we always remember to pray for one another. Amen ANNIVERSARIES & UPCOMING EVENTS Thursday 10th November

St Leo The Great

Friday 11th November

Remembrance Day St Martin of Tours Year 12 Exams Begin

St Josaphat Saturday 12th November Sunday 13th November 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Restorative Justice Week commences Monday 14th November World Diabetes Day Wednesday 16th November St Margaret of Scotland International Day of Tolerance Thursday 17th November St Elizabeth of Hungary Secondary Prize Giving Friday 18th November

Graduation Mass & Farewell Graduation Dinner The Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss Peter & Paul

Sunday 20th November

Christ The King Universal Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Anniversary of Declaration of Rights of the Child

Monday 21st

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Tuesday 22nd November

St Cecilia

Wednesday 23rd November

St Columban

Thursday 24th November

Christmas Carols

Friday 25th November

Cambodia Immersion Departs End Term 4

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Mission and Ministry News Continued... 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 Mrs. Mena McLean works from the Junior school and can be contacted on 3858 4551 or mclean@marash. MATES BBQ with the Homeless People Our thanks to all the staff, students and families who have generously offered their time over the last few weeks to participate in the MATES BBQ. 26th October Scott Murphy (Staff Driver & Team Leader), Caroline Smith, Nick Paulsen, Jack Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, Jordan Bulner, Ash Vienna, Lois Crawford, Benji Waters, Gene Lifu, Michaela Copeland, Harry Winterbourne, Jonathon Bullock, Meg Brilliant, Gavin Lawrence, Henri Lawerence 2nd November Br Mark(Staff Driver & Team Leader), Monica Smith, Jordan Nelson, James Hannan, Max Herron-Vellacott, Hayden Durre, Dominic Vidler, Declan Smith, Zack Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, Nicholas Jabbour, Elizabeth Falconer

Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2011

Mission and Ministry News Continued... The MATES BBQ Roster for the next fortnight is: 16th November Peter Orlicki, Elizabeth Falconer, Heidi Zaranski, Melissa Bailey, Cooper Bailey, Robbie Palm, Jerome Pang, Joe Hennessy, Sam Donaldson, Dylan Sattolo, Chilly Peng, Tom Fairweather, Liam Sharpe 23rd November James Couper (Staff Driver & Team Leader), Kay Wells, Isla Sammut, Abe Sammut, Joe Sammut, Charlie Harris, Dominic Smith, Martin Boga, Ryan Haling 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. Holy Rosary Primary School Tuesday 25th October Seamus Coulson, Declan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sullivan, Lachlan Ramsay-Kneen, Connor McHugh, Beau Harvey, Morgan Laffer, Jackson McKim Tuesday 1st November Cooper Rzepka, Alexander Grebenshikoff, Michael Fowler, Josh Neill, Ryan Easterbrook, Fraser Brydon, Nick Murray

Little Kings Wednesday 2nd November Jono Spain, Gordan Turner, Luke Whitney, Tom Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, Gareth Rolfe, Henry Devine, Conan Russell, Connor Earley, Connor McHugh Paddington Respite Centre Friday 28th October Josh Murphy, Lachlan Young, Liam McEllister, Kai Holding-McGrath

Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2011

Mission and Ministry News Continued... Lamp-St Peter Chanel Thursday 27th October Angus Outrum, Sam McSweeney, Patrick Flanagan, Lachlan Carroll Thursday 3rd November Tom Morton, Andrew Westerdale, Jack Sprenger, Ben Perkins

Lamp-Mater Dei Thursday 27th October Daniel Di Mauro, Jack Midgley, Jack Hasting, Jordan Fabris Thursday 3rd November Elliot Martin, Matthew Benstead, Callum Morris, James Shanahan

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Mission and Ministry News Continued... Marist College St Vincent De Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal Christmas is upon us again and the College St Vincent De Paul Conference has been collecting items to contribute to the Christmas Hamper Appeal. We would like to thank those students and parents who have already contributed to this worthwhile cause. The Society of St Vincent de Paul, as you would well know, supports thousands families in need, across the state and there is no more important time than Christmas when some families struggle to put food on the table. For those students who still wish to make a donation, Please find below a list of suggestions for the Christmas Hampers. We would ask that you do not give items that are close to or over the expiry date. Christmas Hampers • Christmas puddings and cakes • Soft Drinks, juice, cordial • Chips, nuts, lollies, salsa, olives • Tinned fruit & UHT Custard • Anything else that you yourself would enjoy at Christmas time! If your family is able to assist in any way with these appeals, we would be most grateful. Items can be left in the baskets at any of the Heads of House Office, Student Administration or the RE Office. Junior school families, please check with classroom teachers about the Junior school Christmas appeal. Thank you for remembering others in need this year. Our generosity as a College community goes a long way to assisting people in the greater community. Thank you also for your generous support of the boys who have given so generously in being a part of the St Vincent De Paul Conference this year. Further enquiries can be made to Caroline Smith From The College Chaplain On Wednesday the Year 9 CSYMA (R81) class had the opportunity of visitng Our Lady's College in Annerley for a Caritas Leadership Day. Jennifer Byrne, who has visited Marist a number of times presented an interesting and challenging program to the students of 9 different schools in the Brisbane area. The purpose of the program was to give the girls and boys an insight into the leadership qualities of young people from around the world and the impact that they have made. Whilst not all of us can achieve such things, Jennifer did highlight the small ways in which all of us, through our faith and action can do something, even small, that will make a difference. This reminds us of our Marist calling and the way in which Saint Marcellin, who started with a small group of young brothers achieved something beyond his wildest dreams. It was a good opportunity for the boys to meet young people from other schools who are following a similar curriculum strand as themselves and I believe, quite encouraging for them to see others developing their leadership qualities in the light of faith in Jesus, the Perfect Leader. God bless you all. Fr Pius

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Mission and Ministry News Continued... Day For Daniel-Friday 28th October The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Day for Danielâ&#x20AC;? was organized by Margaret Canning and Rush House and was held on Friday 28th October. It was a very successful day. The Daniel Morcombe Foundation promotes Child Safety Awareness on this day around Australia and it was extremely pleasing to see how many students in Years 5 to 12 wore Red on the day in support of the Morcombe Foundation and how many students bought biscuits and sausages on the day. The Ministry and Mission Team would like to thank Rush House for the organization on the day, Mr. Gary Keown and the Hospitality students for cooking and we would also like to say a very big thank you to all the boys who supported this cause. Over $2700 was raised and the proceeds of this day will go to the Daniel Morcombe Foundation to help them with their important work. For more Information regarding the Foundation contact the Daniel Morcombe Foundation by email at http://www.

Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2011

Mission and Ministry News Continued... Year 8-10 Mates Awards Assembly On Wednesday 26th October the students in Years 8-10 were presented with their Mates Awards, Certificates and Badges for their outstanding generosity and commitment to the service of others. These students respond to Jesusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; call in the gospel by showing compassion and understanding through the Mates Ministry by volunteering to visit the following agencies each week: Little Kings, The Paddington Respite Centre, Holy Rosary, Mater Dei and St Peter Chanel primary schools. We congratulate all students for their consistent commitment and effort. Bronze Awards, 20 Hours of Service, Silver Awards, 40 Hours of Service, Gold Awards, 60 Hours of Service.

Year 10 Gold Year 10 Silver Year 10 Bronze Donaldson, Sam Douglas, Fitz Kiernan, Sam Pang, Jerome Gower, Dylan Eden, James Russell, Conan Sattolo, Dylan Emmott, Alistair Sheridan, Tom Fegan, Calem Greenham, Brendan Haling, Ryan McHugh, Connor Mead, Sam Peng, Chilly Prince, Connor Quinlan, Robert Year 9 Gold Year 9 Silver Year 9 Bronze Lancashire, James Bedford, Cian Smith, Pat Staunton, Michael Beveridge, Patrick Grant, Alex Nadredre, Dujon Ornyengaia, Emilio Speed, Joel Stewart, Tom Year 8 Gold Year 8 Silver Year 8 Bronze Ellings, Izaac Davidson, Will Adams, Liam Ellings, James Fox, Charlie Fairbairn, Michael Lundin, Reilly Young, Lachlan Marko, Peter Ruiz, Alejo Oliver Suter

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Mission and Ministry News Continued... Grandparents Day 2011 Year 8 Retreat Day This week our Year 8 students in two groups had a retreat day conducted by the National Evangelization Team (NET Team). The theme of the retreat revolved around what it is to be a man and there was time given to considering the range of attitudes people have about this question. The qualities of Jesus as a man was focused upon by the team in ways which made Jesus both attractive and real. Students responded very well to the day and enjoyed both the fun drama activities as well as the more challenging ideas put before them by the Team. NET is a group of 11 young men and women from Catholic backgrounds, from all over Australia, Canada and South Africa who commit to a year of volunteer ministry and evangelization with young people in schools and parishes. It is an inspiration for staff and students to encounter young people of such passion and commitment to proclaiming the Good News of Jesus. The Year 8 students are to be congratulated on their respectful and attentive approach to the retreat experience. Luke McMahon Assistant Head - Mission

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SPORTS LUNCH Friday 24 February 2012

To accommodate the overwhelming demand we have moved to The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for the 2012 QBE Champagnat Trust Sport Lunch. Date: Friday 24 February 2012 11.30 am for 12 noon start Cost: $145 per head or $1450 for table of 10 Platinum tables (sponsor tables) at $5000 for table of 12 Contact Peter McWhirter on 0412 732 143 for further information on platinum tables Or Contact Kay Wells, 3858 4586 for bookings or see Booking and prompt payment will secure your table! Come along and enjoy the company of John Eales, Matthew Hayden and our usual first class guest speakers and entertainers. Marist tradition challenges us to care for all people. Established in 2005 The Champagnat Trust honours and expresses those traditions by providing bursaries for boys from families experiencing financial difficulties. Champagnat Trust bursaries enhance and celebrate the diversity of the College community and generate opportunities for students to make friends with boys from all walks of life. All proceeds of the Luncheon goes to The Champagnat Trust Bursary program.

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Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2011

Junior School News Dear Parents, The month of November has started so this means that the Season of Christmas fast approaches, but before this, the season of Advent prepares us for the coming of the Christ Child. I always find the Season of Advent one of the most meaningful on the Church’s Calendar as it emphasises many Marist values, which, we hope, become part of our boys’ daily lives. Advent is usually about 4 weeks before Christmas, so four weeks before the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. It’s at this time that we focus on the young parents of Jesus – Mary and Joseph. The Spirituality of the Marist Brothers is anchored in the person of Mary and, as Marist people, we endeavour to ‘follow Christ as Mary did.’ The Season of Advent is an ideal time for us to reflect on the person of Mary who is at the centre of God’s outreaching to each of us. During the weeks of Advent, we picture Mary of Nazareth waiting patiently, sometimes anxiously, for the birth of her first born child. The act of patient and gentle waiting is a beautiful image of the young mother as she knows, within her own heart, that the child she carries is special and destined to affect many people’s lives. Aren’t these the same thoughts which go through every mother’s heart and mind in the final weeks of pregnancy? Their baby is special; their baby will affect others in a most unique manner. Mary is seen as a perfectly human mother in Advent, waiting and listening to what she will be called to do at the time of birth. I imagine Mary was a reflective person, a person who could sit quietly and listen to the Word of God. Her Jewish faith encouraged reflection and through its ancient history has provided many mystics, which Mary would have known about, especially from the Old Testament. It’s not easy to sit quietly and to listen for the Word of God, but during these quiet weeks before the noise and anguish of childbirth, Mary would have taken time to reflect and wait patiently. In essence, Mary would have spent time in solitude, not a word we hear often in 2011, but it’s a very important word for us as well. I conclude this short Reflection with the words from Henri Nouwen, a Dutch Theologian. “In solitude we can slowly unmask the illusion of our possessiveness and discover in the centre of our own self that we are not what we conquer, but what is given to us. In solitude, we can listen to the voice of the One who spoke to us before we could speak a word, who healed us before we could make our own gesture to help, who set us free long before we could free others and who loved us long before we could give love to anyone. It is in this solitude that we discover that being is more important than having and that we are worth more than the result of our efforts. In solitude we discover that our life is not a possession to be defended, but a gift to be shared.” A few items of news for you: This will be the final Junior School News for 2011, but we will be forwarding to you the annual Junior School Christmas Newsletter at the end of Term 4. In the Christmas Newsletter, I will provide details for the start of the 2012 school year.

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Junior School News Continued... Queensland Debating Union [QDU] season concludes: The final QDU competition took place on Wednesday 2 November 2011. Although neither of our teams won, our boys did very well considering the debating season is a long one and requires much commitment from the boys. I wish to thank the following Year 7 boys who represented the College in the QDU Debating competitions this year. Team 1: Alfie Green; Koopyr Bailey; Rory Campbell; Thomas Andreas; Jack Purtill and Max Melit. Team 2: Campbell Kahl; Oscar Cooney; Jackson Barbeler; Callum Williams; Harrison Walker and Patrick Lewis. Sincere thanks to Mrs Janice Minihan and Mr Gerard McKeown who coached the boys this year and to the parents who were so faithful for insuring that their sons were at the venues for each debate. Important dates until the end of Term 4 2011: Friday 11 November: Remembrance Day. 11.00am Ceremony Tuesday 15 November: Selected boys in Years 5, 6 and 7 visit the French Fondue Restaurant with Madame and Mr John Lambourne. Thursday 17 November: Year 7 classes to Wet ‘n Wild. Tuesday 2 November: Junior School Awards’ Night beginning at 7.00pm in the Champagnat Centre. All Year 7 students are required to be present. The boys will be informed, on Monday 21 November, 2011 if they are receiving an Award and should be present at the Awards’ Night. All families are very welcome to attend. Thursday 24 November: Year 6 classes to Mooloolaba. Year 5 Break-up Day. Year 7 Mass in the College Chapel at 6.00pm, followed by Christmas Carols on the Main Oval at 7.15pm. All families are invited to attend. Friday 25 November: Junior School Assembly and Year 7 Farewell at 1.45pm, in the Draney Theatre. All parents are invited to attend. Boys will return to their classrooms to be dismissed at 3.10pm. Year 7 students are dismissed from the Draney Theatre. Monday 28 November, Tuesday 29 November and Wednesday 30 November: Staff Days. School Reports will be mailed on Wednesday 30 November, 2011. Junior School Office closes on Wednesday 30 November 2011 at 3.00pm. My warmest wishes for the remainder of Term 4. Michael B. Druce

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Junior School News MERIT CERTIFICES CONGRATULATIONS to the following boys who received our last Merit Certificate Awards for 2011. The boys received their certificates on Friday 28 October. 5 Blue: Benjamin Bruce, Angus McKinnon, Jack O’Brien, Rory Petersen, Spencer Wallace, Matthew Wells 5 Gold: Cyrus Goulter, Daniel Groves Lachlan Tenison-Woods, Timothy Toomey, Rory White 5 Red: Matthew Allen, Ryan Kenny, Declan McDermott, Benjamin Mooney, Fredrick Renouf, Brodie Rosso 6 Blue: Zachery Coman, Patrick Grinstead, Benjamin Ritter, Angus Shanahan, Darcy Smith, Liam Willson 6 Gold: Alexander Campion, Patrick Gallagher, Lucas Margan, Adrian Mifsud, Jacob O’Brien, Benjamin Renwick, Hamish Renwick 6 Red: Shaun Anderson, Aidan Bowes-McKee, Nicholas Houlahan, Samuel Jury, Thomas Ralph, Christopher Searle, Jack Tofful 7 Blue: Gianluca Anzalone, Isaac Hallam, Alec Johnson, Jackson Neylan, Daniel Roche, Alexander Wood 7 Gold: Jackson Barbeler, Kevin Boga, Joseph Gavin, Thomas Healy, Jack O’Connor, Alexander Ray 7 Red: Tyron Brunckhorst, Ned Cavanough, Ethan Corrigan, Jack Gullo, Zachary Hancock, Jack Purtill 7 Green: Liam Connolly, Oscar Della-Vedova, Macklin Freke, Joseph Jarjees, Samuel Knynenburg, James Mee. FRENCH NATIONAL LISTNING 2011 In August Year 7 students took part in The NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF LANGUAGE COMPETENCE 2011 conducted by The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). This is Australia’s largest school program that encourages students to learn languages other than English. This year, in the section we entered (Certificate 1), more than five thousand students from Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia participated in the challenge. Boys complete a 30 minute listening task in French and respond to a number of texts of varying length. Their performance was graded at four levels: High Distinction (more than 80%), Distinction (more than 70%), and Credit (more than 60%). All our students performed very well and received Distinction or Credit marks. High Distinction: Sam Piat Distinctions: Jack Purtill and Patrick Lewis Credits: G. Anzalone, K. Bailey, J. Biuso, M. Bruce, R. Campbell, O. Cooney, M. Geraghty, E. Grace, T. Healy, E. McCall, M. Melit, I. Bacon, J. Courtney, A. Green, B. Loff, A. Ray, J. O’Connor Congratulations to all our students who were willing to take part in such a challenging test and we congratulate them on the very good results they achieved. Elizabeth Leskiewicz DINING AT A FRENCH RESTAURANT FOR YEAR 7s. On Wednesday 26 October, thirty-five young Marist boys ventured into the unknown as they embarked on a mysterious and exciting journey to Augustine’s on George, one of the most prestigious French restaurants in Australia. In the weeks before, we all grew very excited and more nervous by the day. As the evening drew near, Madame Leskiewicz was frantically making last minute changes and reminding us of our manners. Every one of us was buzzing with excitement as we awaited the night! As expected, Madame was sure to remind everyone to wear appropriate dress and NO SNEAKERS! So naturally, everyone showed up in sneakers (not). The boys started arriving at around 6.00pm and by 6.30pm, a tidal wave of boys and girls were waiting on the balcony outside Augustine’s. Boys from Marist were joined by the lovely girls of Our Lady of Angels, a school from Wavell Heights. Many of the boys were excited about the prospect of good food and new people to meet. At 6:30pm, we were joined by Mr Augustine Tso himself, who gave us a warm greeting. Everyone found it quite amusing that Mr Augustine, the owner of a gourmet French restaurant, was an Asian man who needed a translator to speak French for him. Everyone introduced themselves in French then we went inside to be seated. For our first taste of Augustine’s delicious gourmet food, we were served… a bread roll. As none of us really knew the protocol when it came to eating bread in a gourmet restaurant, no-one wanted to be the first to tear their roll open with their hands. In the end, everyone ended up tearing tiny chunks off

Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2011 d and Percu ussion Concert will also  be held on TThursday 25  August.  Thhe Wind Orch hestra, Wind d  The Wind Symphonyy and Wind  Ensemble w will take you  on a journeyy across the United Kinggdom, America and overr  Continued... the  seas  tto  Australia.  Featuring  music  by  onne  of  Austraalia’s  most  interesting  i eexpat  compo osers,  Percyy  as popping well  as them Grainger,  E Englishman  PmouthSparke e  and  Morto on  Gould’s  “American  “ Saalute”  based d  on  “When n  their rolls and in their Philip  before ing Home”.  Also in this  concert the  Percussion E Ensembles w will present a a wide crosss  Johnny Co anyone sawomes March them. section  off  music  from m  musicianss  such  as  M Metallica,  Micchael  Jackso on  and  Bela  Fleck.    Performers  aree  Next came… the dreaded SNAILS! Escargots served expected tto arrive no later than 6..30pm, dresssed in full pe erformance u uniform.  with forest mushrooms on brioche. Everyone was   skittish around the snails at first, but in the end,

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rehearsal wo weeks b efore a perf formance. Th his change is only for thiss particular week. If you u  Dessert was for almost t another story entirely. There was the have othe er commitme his time plea u could atten nd this one‐ooff rehearsal as it will bee  Vanilla Bean Brulée withents on at th burnt caramel ice-cream,se ask if you and a Cherry Jelly with freeze-dried raspberry and the last beefore the perrformance. blackberry sauce in the shape of a lovely tree.   By the end of the night, everyone was feeling very full and happy, as well as glad about being able to experience the wonders of Augustine’s. After everything, Madame thanked everyone for coming, and I’m are givingg the older b boys a run fo r their mone ey and are so ounding fant tastic after a a  The  sure all the boys were grateful to Madame for giving them the opportunity to experience such a wonderful couple of  rehearsals.  The final reh hearsal for t his Term will be on Monday, August  22 from 3.3 30 – 4.30pm..   night. We look fo earing them perform at tthe Junior Asssembly in th he Draney Thheatre on Friday, Augustt  Jack Purtillorward to he Year 7 Red

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26.   Continued... Some  of  o our  instrumeental  music  students  wiill  be  sitting  for  their  firrst  Trinity  CCollege  Musiic  Exams  on n  Tuesday A August 23.  W We wish the following stuudents good luck:  INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS Congratulations to Dean Perkins, Nick Houlahan, Calum Mackay and Callum Zipf who recently made it   through to the final stage of U12 Rep trials for Brisbane North Junior Cricket (BNJCA). Zaac Coman (Violin)  Nick Houlahan has been selected in a championship side as keeper/batsmen and will play in a state Saam Davies (V Violin)  Calum Mackay and Callum Zipf have been selected in the development tournament in early December. side as bowlers and will in a tournament in early January next year. (Viola)  Allex Campion play Well done boys and good luck in your upcoming tournaments. Seeamus Tresto on (Viola)  Jo onty Healy (V Viola)  the best of luck when he represents Metropolitan North Cricket. George We also wish George Harness will compete in the Met North Jo osh Casey (Ce ello)  School Cricket Tournament on the Gold Coast from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 November. George deserves Liaam Coveneyy (Cello) enormous credit for making it this far through the school cricket representative pathway and we all have our fingers crossed that he can perform to the best of his ability   gain selection in the state side. and Kellee Greeen  VOLLEYBALL   Over the past few weeks, a group of Year 7 boys have been exposed to the skills of Volleyball, working   with a number of quality coaches, employed by the College, during Monday and Wednesday lunchtime.

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It has been pleasing to see the boys’ level of enjoyment and their skill level grow during these sessions. We wish the boys all the best for their future endeavours’ with Volleyball in Year 8 and beyond. Details regarding trails and pre-season camp details will be posted on the Secondary sports website when they come to light. Luke Caplick - Head of Sport – Junior School

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Senior School Sports News Track and Field Tuesday the 18th October saw a squad of 105 boys make their way out to the QE2 track at Nathan for the 2011 AIC Track and Field Championship. Supported by a vocal Yr 8, 11 and 12 group, Liam Woollett running in the 3000m, followed by the 800m runners and the first round of field events got us off to a good start, sitting roughly 2nd /3rd by mid-morning. As the day went on, the quality of competition became increasingly apparent as Iona College stormed ahead and a determined St Edmunds College and St Patrick College chased them hard with Marist fighting hard to stay in touch. By the time the relays arrived, MCA was trailing in 4th position and needed to pull something extraordinary out if they were to get into the top three spots. The U13, U14 and U16 relays performed exceptionally well placing 3rd in each age group and the U15 team were sadly disqualified following a close change. Coming into the final relay, Open relay runners Henri Thonsen, Riley Campbell, Jonathon Kent and Dean Campbell were determined to end the carnival on a high note. Henri Started well getting the boys away and at the change, the boys were in the top three. After a slick change, Riley, took the baton and with an impressive show of speed regained the lead handing over to Jono who worked hard to maintain the position. With only one change to go, and with all the pressure on Dean to hold his nerve, he took the baton perfectly, roughly equal with the St Pats and Iona runners. Coming down the straight, the crowd roared as the three schools crossed the line within 7 one hundredths of a second apart. It wasn’t until the official result appeared on the screen and the Ashgrove supporters erupted that the boys knew they would walk away as the Open 4 X 100m champions.

After the Full day and a half competition, results were as follows: Aggregate Results: 1st - Iona College: 573 2nd - St Edmunds College: 536.5 3rd - St Patrick’s: 526 4th - Marist College Ashgrove: 512 5th - St Laurence’s: 394 6th - Padua: 370.5 7th - St Peter’s Lutheran College: 353 8th - Villanova: 352.5 Overall Field Placing: MCA – 2nd Overall Track Placing: MCA – 4th Age Placings: U13 – 3rd U14 – 2nd U15 – 5th U16 – 3rd Opens – 1st Individual Winners on the day included: U13: Tom Kerwin (DIV B Long Jump) U14 Tom Creevey (DIV A Triple Jump) Isaac Dickenson (DIV B Triple Jump) U15 Ace Neudeck (DIV B Long Jump) Michael Barberra (DIV D 100m) U16 Harrison Beath (DIV B Javelin) Hiroshi Kado (DIV A Discus) Harry Cuneo (DIV B Triple Jump) Darcy Meehan (400m) Open Riley Campbell (200m and 4 X 100mrelay) Jonon Kent (Div C 100m and 4 C 100m) Dean Campbell (4 X 100m) Henri Thornsen (4 X 100m) Charlie Hodgetts (Div Javelin) John Bolton ( Div A Javelin and Div A Shot) School Records broken on the day:

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