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Marist College Ashgrove Volume 49 Issue No. 16 October 2013


College News

Thursday 31 October • College Assembly Friday 1 November • Year 11 Leadership Camp - starts Saturday 2 November • Boarders’ Weekend - starts • Tennis Dinner - Cyprian Pavilion Monday 4 November • Book Fair - starts • Year 12 Tuckshop Mothers Farewell Tuesday 5 November • Ephrem Rock Climb • Melbourne Cup Lunch • Basketball Dinner - Cyprian Pavilion Wednesday 6 November • AIC Water Polo: 3.30-7pm Thursday 7 November • Year 5 Concert/2014 Music Info • College Assembly Friday 8 November • Year 12 Exam Block - starts • Tuckshop Volunteers Farewell • Cambodia Immersion Prep Weekend - starts Thursday 14 November • Secondary Prizegiving • Newsletter Online • Year 12 Boarding Parents’ Dinner • Ashes Breakfast at Ashgrove - 7am - Cyprian Pavilion Friday 15 November • Year 12 Graduation Mass, Farewell and Dinner Monday 18 November • Foundation Meeting Tuesday 19 November • Junior School Awards Night • Old Boys Assoc Meeting Wednesday 20 November • Year 11 Exam Block - starts Thursday 21 November • Year 7 Mass 5.30pm • College Christmas Carols

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 Email - NEWSLETTER TEAM EDITOR Kay Wells / Richard Ward PRODUCTION & DESIGN Damien Zoomers NEWSLETTER EMAIL NEWSLETTER ONLINE Trustees of the Marist Brothers t/as Marist College Ashgrove – CRICOS Provider #00670F

Friday 22 November • Year 11 Students Finish • Mothers’ Christmas Party - Cyprian Pavilion • Cambodia Immersions - departs Tuesday 26 View Daily Notice • Years 5-10 Finish 3.10pm • Junior School Assembly/Year 7 Farewell Wednesday 4 December • Cambodia Immersions - returns

2014 Monday 20 January • College Office Opens • Junior School Office Opens Monday 27 January • Boarding Orientation Dinner Tuesday 28 January • New Student Orientation • Junior School Orientation Morning • Boarders Return 8pm Wednesday 29 January • Term 1 Starts - Summer Uniform Friday 31 January • AIC Swim Meet (Villa) • Music Camp - starts Tuesday 4 February • Old Boys Assoc - Annual General Meeting Wednesday 5 February • AIC Ecumenical Service & Annual General Meeting • Junior School Drama Classes Thursday 6 February • Newsletter Online Friday 7 February • Allwell Test - Year 8 & New Students • AIC Swim Meet (SPLC) • Junior School Chess Saturday 8 February • AIC Cricket/Volleyball v SPC (H)

Mass & Reconciliation Mass: Wednesday & Friday - 8:05am Reconciliation: Tuesday - 8:05 - 8:20am

• LINKS • LINKS • LINKS • LINKS • LINKS • College Website AIC Weekly Sport Parenting Ideas Marist Province Website Marist Brothers International Website Association of Marist Schools Australia The Federation of Parents & Friends Associations of Catholic Schools in Queenslands

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From the Headmaster Dear Members of the Marist College Ashgrove family, On several cars I’ve seen the sticker “Practice Random Acts of Kindness”. It’s about being selfless; putting others before oneself. Brian Tracy in 1944 wrote: “In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.” A colleague recently bought to my attention an article written by Kate Murphy, a journalist who writes for The New York Times. Kate’s article was titled, “M’am, Your Burger Has been Paid For”. It’s about an ever increasing number of Americans and Canadians who are paying for the car that is lined up behind them at “drive thru” restaurants. Kate writes: “The people ahead of you paid it forward.” The cashier will chirp as she passes your food through the window. Confused, you look ahead at the car …. You take your food and unless your heart is irreparably rotted from cynicism and snark, you feel touched. Kate Murphy describes the act of “paying it forward” as repaying a kindness to someone else rather than the person who was kind to them. The encouraging statistic is that fast food operators are of the opinion that paying it forward is now happening several times a day rather than once or twice a year. The “record” is in Winnipeg in Canada where last December 228 consecutive cars “paid it forward”. Kate Murphy states the motivation to do this is the anonymity that it offers. “Because it dispenses with any awkwardness and suspicion about motives. The payer pulls away before the next car pulls up and discovers a gift that is impossible to refuse.” On 24 October at assembly, 72 boys received MATES Awards. It’s our way of “paying it forward”. So many boys helping others (I’m certain for the good of others, not for the badge that recognises their own contribution). It would be great to see the “pay it forward” initiative take off in Australia as we head toward Christmas (the so called season of giving). Kevin Heath said, “Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.” The prayer of St Francis of Assisi states, “It is in giving that we receive.” The message is clear. It’s time to act. Let’s all practice random acts of kindness in the coming weeks. Yours in Jesus, Mary and St Marcellin, Peter McLoughlin Headmaster

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Headmaster’s Notes STATE TRACK AND FIELD RESULTS In total, Ashgrove had 23 students competing, won 7 medals (5 silver and 2 bronze) and had 19 state final/top 10 performances. Student Callum McCarthy




U14 100m Heat


U14 100m Semi


U14 100m Final


U14 200m Heat


U14 200m Semi


U14 200m Final


U18 100m Heat


U18 100m Final


U18 200m Heat


U18 200m Final


U14 200m Heat


U14 200m Semi


U14 200m Final


U14 400m Heat


U14 400m Final


Joe Bertossi

U15 200m Heat


1st reserve for Semi

Jacob Manning

U17 100m Heat



Charlie Ryan

U14 Triple Jump



Alex Bendell

Harry Bowles







U14 100m Hurdles Heat


U14 100m Hurdles final


Seb Fahey

U16 400m Heat



Josh Lewis

U17 Triple Jump



U17 Long Jump



Toby Waddell

U18 High Jump



Kurtys Bont

U17 High Jump



Sam Laffer

U15 High Jump



Harry Brody

U14 High Jump



Lachlan Campbell

U13 High Jump



Isaac Dickenson

U16 Triple Jump



Tom Rafter

U14 Shot



Alex Pirlo

U18 Javelin



James Graham

U14 100m Hurdles Heat


U14 100m Hurdles final


Connor Lynch

U14 100m Hurdles Heat


1st reserve for final

Isaac Ellings

U15 100m Hurdles Heat



Danny Conway

U17 110m Hurdles heat


U17 110m Hurdles Final





Alex Griebenshikoff

U16 Discuss



Harry McGovern

U17 400m Hurdles heat



Keelan Shannon

U17 400m Hurdles heat



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Headmaster’s Notes Continued... MARIST THANK YOU The Moran family would like to thank the Marist community for their ongoing support during this semester. You have been a life raft which has kept us afloat and to which we have clung to over the last couple of months. From Peter McLoughlin, teachers and support staff through to the families and students (and especially the Tuckshop ladies!), your Christian spirit of compassion and caring has bolstered our spirits immeasurably. We would particularly like to thank Debbie Moloney, Donna Spillane, Laura Morrissey and Margaret Canning who's support and assistance has been overwhelming at times but always truly appreciated. As a parent, I have been impressed with Marist as a school for the boys since we started seven years ago and the school has only grown in my esteem over the years. I am proud to say we are a Marist family and this semester has only cemented my sentiments. As Sam is in his final year now, we will be saying goodbye with a tinge of regret at leaving such a great community. Someone said at the beginning of last term that everyone needs a hand-up at some stage in their lives. Thank you to everyone, once again, for being there for us when our turn came round. May God bless you all. Cheryl, Jack, Sam and Maddi SEQ KICKSTART SQUAD - UNITY CUP 2013 Congratulations to Dujon Nadredre and Shane Austral who have been selected from this region to participate in the 2013 Unity Cup Championships in Brisbane on November 16th, as part of the SE Queensland KickStart squad. STATE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS I wanted to congratulate Marcus Porter, Andrew Mather, Liam Dale and Zac Hancock on their excellent effort and outstanding behaviour at the State Chess Championship held over the weekend at Brisbane State High School. The games were extremely long and for the boys to give up 2 days of their weekend to play in this tournament was an outstanding effort. They came equal 5th out of 20 teams which was an excellent result. GRANDPARENTS DAY An amazing number in attendance! My thanks to: • All grandparents who attended; • Mrs Kay Wells for her excellent organisation; • Services and Facilities staff; • The Tech Crew; • The Music Faculty and the boys who performed so well. SOIREE Thanks and congratulations to all involved last Friday night. The Music Faculty, the Year 12 music boys, all boys who performed, families who supported, Year 12 boarders who served and particularly Mrs Jennifer Hutchinson who performed miracles with the organisation. CHA CHA BOOKS Lisa Stephens has been nominated for the Can Do Award in the 2013 Can Do Awards. These awards acknowledge and thank local community members, businesses and organisations for their hard work within the Ashgrove Electorate. Lisa has been nominated for her work with the Cha Cha series of books & Guide Dogs Australia, but also because of the local talents of Declan Smith, Tyrone Noonan (who composed and recorded the song), and students from Marist College Ashgrove such as Marist Junior Voices. If you feel that you would like to support Lisa by voting for her this can be done quickly and easily online by clicking on the following link. It takes just takes a minute to select and enter basic details - http:// Closes on the 31st of October. Thanks in anticipation of your support.

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Headmaster’s Notes Continued... PRAYERS PLEASE • Morris William Sheehan, father of Bill Sheehan (Vice Captain 1999) passed away suddenly aged 74. • Please pray for the repose of the soul of Br David McLeish who passed away Tuesday night at 7:45pm. Br David passed away peacefully in the Brother’s residence with his fellow Brothers present. We will keep Br David and the Brother’s community in our prayers. Eternal rest grant to them O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen. INTERVIEWS YEAR 12 My thanks to the boys who have been to see me already. I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity of speaking with each boy individually. So many that haven’t “ventured inside” the Headmaster’s office before this interview. PAPUA NEW GUINEA From October 12 to 19 Mr Jim Gardiner (Old Boys President) and I travelled to Kokopo (Rabaul), Lae and Port Moresby. We attended three official dinners that were all well attended, met up with Old Boys, current and prospective parents. It actually took some convincing of Old Boy Sean Wong(1993) that I had taught him Religion in 1992! My thanks to: • Mr Jim Gardiner • Br Anthony Boyd and Mr Richard Quinn from St Joseph’s College Hunters hill who were a part of the contingent; • Mr Peter Lung (1975) and his wife Catherine who were so gracious in putting us up in Kokopo. • Mr Peter Diezmann (1970) and his wife Deborah who were so gracious in accommodating us in their home in Lae. • Mr Matt Cooper and his wife and Carol who ensured we were well looked after at the Gateway Hotel in Port Moresby. SPORT My thanks to the coordinators of Trimester III sports: • Track and field Mr Andrew Fogarty • Tennis Mr Alan Say • Basketball Mr Joshua Mulligan Congratulations to all involved in Basketball. In 2011 we came 5th in the aggregate. This year we achieved 1st. Mr Mulligan and all coaches and players involved in basketball should feel justifiably proud.

2014 COLLEGE COMMUNITY DIRECTORY    Preparation for the 2014 Marist College Ashgrove Foundation Community Directory is underway.   This is a very handy booklet and College families find it very useful.    As in previous years, the Community Directory will contain contact details for each family, handy  College and sport information and will incorporate the College’s Business Directory.    Unless otherwise notified your family details will be printed in the Directory.  This will appear as:    Name    Year/Class  Mother   Father    Home Phone         Mobile  SMITH, John         9H                Mary    John    xxxxxxxxxxxx          xxxxxxxxxxxx    Should you NOT wish to be included in the 2014 College Community Directory, or would like your  current Directory details amended, please contact the Foundation Manager, Mr Wayne Hansen, on  (07) 3858 4584 or    If no notification is received by Friday 25 October 2013 your details will appear in the 2014  Directory.   

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Mission and Ministry NEWS FROM THE COLLEGE CHAPLAIN Fr Pius Jones The College hosted a PNG Mass on 20th October, organized by Edmund Boga. Edmund has two sons at Ashgrove: Martin, about to finish Year 12 and Kevin, in Year 9. The Eucharist was celebrated in English with hymns and the parts of the Mass sung in pigeon. One of the highlights of the Mass was the offertory procession, with girls in their national costume singing and dancing as the offertory gifts were brought to the altar. A number of our boys from PNG attended the Mass, which was served by our Year 12 boys along with Kevin Boga in Year 9. Sam Clarke, the College Captain also attended. After the Mass, the families went to the Boarders Dining Room and some lunch and chat. The readings of the Mass spoke of persistence in prayer, then Jesus telling the parable of the person seeking justice, concluding with a sentence: ‘When the Son of Man comes, will he find any faith on earth?’ In Canberra at the CSYMA conference, which James Couper and I attended, that very question was answered. We listened to young men and women stand up and talk about their lives and their faith, and how faith is key to their lives. It was remarkable to hear how these young men had found God, and responded to His, in the words of one of the presenters, ‘… indestructible love.’

The end of the term is fast approaching and so much of our lives are filled with activity. The challenge for all of us, who desire authenticity in our faith, is to make some space so that we might experience God’s indestructible love for us. With every best wish. In Jesus and Mary,

In the homily we heard at Mass on the day, the priest talked about how Christianity, in a sense, must die that it might live, or words to that effect. Perhaps Christianity has gone through that stage, and is now rising to new life, with young people committed to their faith and confident in their discipleship. James and I came away in awe of these young people and filled with hope for a bright future where faith will be something more authentic than something simply inherited.

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Mission and Ministry On Thursday 24 October, Rush House held “Day for Daniel”- a day ahead of the National Campaign due to Grandparents day being held on Friday. Our purpose was two-fold: 1. To promote the Foundation's objectives. To educate children regarding their personal safety (including abduction) To assist victims of crime, particularly where crime involves children Remembering Daniel with suitable child safety community awareness events Supporting the families of Missing Persons particularly where that involves children 16th October 2013

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2. To provide monetary support to achieve these objectives. During the next week or so you may take the opportunity to discuss personal safety with your children. To this end you might find the resources listed below as conversation starters;. Thank you for your support Margaret Canning Head of Rush House RESOURCES ‘Help Me’ Emergency Mobile Phone APP: A great way to not only help keep kids safe, but assist people of all ages, from 7 to 97, covering all kinds of personal emergency situations! The 'Help Me' button sends an emergency text with GPS location details to two nominated mobile numbers as part of your trusted safety network and has a number of other unique features including safety tips and note filing. POSTERS Download - Are you a young person at risk of going missing? Download - AFP Kenny Koala information about safety Download - I am special so are you - Poster Download - Safety is my right all day and all night - Poster Download - My body belongs to me - Poster Download - I can get help - Poster Download - AFP Cyber bullying, Don't start it, don't be a part of it Download - Cyber safety top 10 tips Download - National Missing Persons Download - Protecting your image, your communications, your reputation VIDEO CLIPS U-Tube downloads can be accessed via : Jessica Watson – A brief outline on ways to use SMS and texting responsibly and what to do if things get out of hand Shane Webcke – Some quick rules and guidelines about bullying and why it just isn't on, ever WEBSITES Daniel Morcombe Foundation: Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum Parent Guide: Year 7 to Year 9 Commitment to protecting Queensland children by Sergeant Gavin Marsh, QPS Media and Public Relations Branch: SEXTING: Bullying. No Way! Australia's safe and supportive school communities getting to the heart of the matter! Cybersmart:

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Mission and Ministry UPCOMING MISSION & MINITRY EVENTS Friday 1 November 8:05am

Mass in Chapel - All Welcome

Monday 4 November 3:30pm Cambodian Immersion Meeting Wednesday 6 November 10:00am 4:45pm

Over the course of the last weekend Year 11 representatives went to the James Byrne Centre in Toowoomba to be part of the Year 11 Marist School Student Forum run by Brs Greg McDonald and Rod Thompson and the Marist Youth Ministry team. The boys participated in discussions, reflection and had the opportunity to engage with students from other Marist schools. Thank you to the following boys who so willingly and ably represented the College: Nicholas Kress, Charles McArthur, Jack McGuigan, Thomas McLean, Lachlan Messery, Alex Smith and Tom Stewart.

Little King’s Visit BBQ with the Homeless

Thursday 7 November 10:00am 4:45pm

Little King’s Movement Visit BBQ with the Homeless

Friday 8 November 8:05am 3:30pm

Mass in Chapel - All Welcome Cambodia Immersion Prep-Weekend

Wednesday 13 November 8:05am 10:00am 4:45pm

Mass in Chapel - All Welcome Little King’s Movement Visit BBQ with the Homeless

Ministry Office Phone: 3858 4582 Email:

During the course of this week 5 Year 11 Ephrem House students represented the College at the Annual World Mission Month Mass in St Stephens Cathedral. Thanks goes to the following boys who participated and supported this: Joseph Kosiek, Alexander Hamilton, Michael Fowler, Tom Marr and Finnegan McGrath.

Ephrem House is conducting a fund-raiser for Catholic Mission by taking orders for prawns and hams. They hope to takes orders for over 1000kg of tiger prawns! If this is of interest to you, please contact Brett Gillett at the College. The money raised goes to the various works and agencies associated with Catholic Mission.

REFLECTION Christ has no body but yours, No hands, no feet on earth but yours, Yours are the eyes with which he looks with compassion on this world, Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good, Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, Yours are the eyes, you are his body.


CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY VOLUNTEERS The Trading Circle is a Not-for-Profit, Ethical and Fair Trade organisation empowering women to trade out of poverty. If you are interested in helping out these school holidays we would love to hear from you. Call into the store at 100 Latrobe Terrace Paddington, or phone 07 3217 5302, open 7 days a week.

Melbourne December 5 - 7, 2013

The Festival will take place from Thursday December 5th until Saturday December 7th, 2013. For further information contact Fr Pius directly or email For more information about the festival please click on: h�p://www.youthfes�

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Mission and Ministry Congratulations to the following students who were awarded a MATES award at assembly on Wednesday 23 October:

Bronze Award


Gold Award


Conor Balaam Alex Bilton Christian Boucher Jay Buzzo Daniel Byrne (R) Patrick Carroll Connor Cowhig Joshua Decadez Nathan Edwards Zac Fisher James Fraser Liam Granahan Luke Hadenfeldt Xavier Hamilton Lachlan Harris Kyle Jones Sebastian Lane-Porter Nick McGovern Jack McGuigan Alexander McHardy Dylan McLachlan Lachlan Mitchell Will Rafter Will Ramsey Gabriel Smith Henry Smith Thomas Smith Matthew Teese Callum Williams Stirling Wing

10 10 10 9 11 10 11 11 11 10 10 9 10 9 10 11 11 9 11 10 9 10 11 11 11 8 11 11 9 11

Fraser Brydon Seamus Coulson Jack Cronin Dominic Fielden Michael Fowler Thomas Gibson Troy Graham Alexander Hamilton Sam Knynenburg Bill Kruip Alejo Ruiz Alex Smith Joel Speed Jack Treston

10 11 11 9 11 11 11 11 9 11 10 11 11 11

Gold Plus Award


Jacob Abbott William Collins Reece Day Liam Donnelly Beau Harvey Joseph Kosiek Nicholas Kress Thomas Roche Michael Staunton Tom Stewart

11 11 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

Gold Marist Award


Luke Eddy Izaac Ellings James Ellings Michael Geraghty Harry McGovern Lachlan Messery

11 10 10 11 11 11

(20+ Hours of Service)

Silver Award


Koopyr Bailey Rory Campbell Josh Collins Brendan Cooke Liam Coulson Isaac Dickinson Matthew Geraghty Max Hewett Patrick Hoey Trent Kay Ben Malt Charles McArthur Liam McEllister Fergus McMahon Nicholas Murray Nicholas Perry Jack Ransley Sean Regan

9 9 11 10 10 11 9 10 9 11 10 11 10 9 10 10 8 11

(40+ Hours of Service)

(60+ Hours of Service)

(80+ Hours of Service)

(100+ Hours of Service)

Grandparents Day Cake Stall Solidarity Immersion Fundraiser

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From the Head of Teaching & Learning Global Young Leaders Conference – USA / China / Europe 2014 What To Expect Give your international leadership skills a jump start at the Global Young Leaders Conference: Becoming Leaders of Change, an Envision Global Forum. Choose one of three exciting program locations: China (Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai), Europe (Vienna, Prague and Berlin) or the United States (New York City and Washington, DC). Activities & Benefits The Global Young Leaders Conference enables you to join other exceptional high school students – from more than 145 countries and 50 states – to explore international career options, expand your global thinking and embrace the global leadership styles that are in high demand from colleges and employers. By completing this program, you are eligible to receive college credit from George Mason University. Invest in Your Future The Global Young Leaders Conference gives you the cross-cultural skills you need to understand and shape interconnected global issues, which are necessary for today’s leaders to navigate a highly connected world. See more Further information at the Studies Office.

2014 LAPTOP CARRY-CASE In 2014, the BYOD [Bring-Your-Own-Device] program will be operating in Years 8-11. We have learned this year that, in addition to their regular school bag, the boys also need a bag which is suited for carrying not only their laptop but also the books that they will need for two consecutive classes. To this end the Clothing Shop will be selling the bag (pictured) for $30 which has the following features: • Padded compartment for the laptop • Pockets for a calculator and the College Diary • A larger pocket which will fit textbooks, exercise books and a pencil case • Carry straps • External insert sleeve to display the student name All new students are to purchase this bag in addition to the MCA bag or back pack. All students in Years 9-11 in 2014 (both dayboys and boarders) may purchase the new satchel or continue to use their current laptop bags; however, the use of fashion backpacks to carry school books or laptops will not be permitted. For those purchasing new laptops, there will be no need to buy a carry bag through the laptop supplier as this custom-made school bag will serve this purpose. With the construction of two new locker areas ready for the start of Term 1 2014, every student in Years 8-12 will have a locker which must be used. There will be no more bags (or laptops) lying around in the yard and we expect that, because of this, the incidence of theft will reduce. Richard Ward DEPUTY HEADMASTER

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From the Head of Teaching & Learning Continued... BYOD Program ‐ A Laptop for Educational Purposes  Please check the following on your son’s laptop:   

 Regular software 

 Suite of Office 

updates are being  installed


 Disk space is to be  used primarily for  educational  purposes. 


Onelogin through Google  Chrome which  provides access to a  Virtual Desktop. 

  Check the Marist Portal for a video and instructions on how to check your son’s laptop is  educationally ready.  If your son is participating in the BYOD program and is a bringing a laptop to school, it is essential  that the laptop contains the relevant programs as directed by the College and that it is functioning at  full capacity to undertake educational activities.  There have been some cases of students:  

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deleting the Onelogin functionality which means that he can then no longer access the  Virtual Desktop. The Virtual Desktop means that he can access all school software and  programs remotely as well as being able to print at school. Teachers need students to be on  Virtual Desktop so that they can use the computer monitoring software, Net Support School.  deleting Office programs to make room for games   not completing the necessary software updates.  This means that sometimes students  cannot access resources that they otherwise would be able to. 

The above activities are a breach of the College’s Student ICT Device Agreement which clearly states  that all ICT devices must be used for educational purposes.  Can you please check your son’s laptop  to ensure that it complies with College requirements so that he is equipped with a device that best  supports his learning.   

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From the Head of Teaching & Learning Continued... Library Assisting BYOD Students To Use Their Laptop Effectively  A number of Year 9 classes have been going to the library to learn about how to use their laptop to  research and complete their schoolwork more effectively.  The following key ideas and skills have  been shown to the boys:  1. Use the Assignment Help section on the library website    The library staff are working with teachers to place assignment task sheets and resources to  help the boys get started on their assignments. This is an excellent first place to start when  commencing an assignment. 

  2. Use the Snipping Tool feature in the Start Menu Assignment Help section on the library  website    This is a handy tool that provides students with a small  window that allows them to select online content and  then to paste it into Word, OneNote or wherever they  choose.    3. Use of OneNote to store electronic class notes  Microsoft OneNote is an excellent way for students to organise their notes. It is an electronic  notebook where students can set up notebooks for each class and then divide it into various  sections and pages to reflect the topics and activities they are completing. Links to websites,  files and other resources can be put into the OneNote.  All BYOD students should have  access to Microsoft OneNote through their suite of Office products.  

Grandparents’ Day

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ABSENCES AND/OR EARLY DEPARTURES For your son’s safety and your own peace of mind, please notify the College of Absences and/or Early Departures: • Email Student Administration offices: • Ring the College Absentee Line: 07 3858 4697 Please note! Students arriving late or leaving early MUST sign in or sign out at Student Administration offices (Gail Rogers: Years 5 – 7 and Kim Horwood: Years 8 – 12) BEFORE going to their scheduled classroom or appointment.

SENIOR SPORTS NEWSLETTER - ONLINE Download your copy of ‘The Buzz’ - the weekly sports report from the Head of Sport.

RECYCLED DISPLAY FOLDERS REQUIRED Do you have any unwanted display folders lying around the house? Well, we have the perfect place for them. To help keep our students organised, we are encouraging them to come to the CLE for a Planning and Organisational Session, however, they do require a display folder. Any donations of new or old would be gratefully received at The Centre for Learning Enrichment. Contact person – Alison Barlow

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING   Semester 2, 2013  Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2013 Semester 2, 2013  Semester 2  2013  Centre for Learning Enrichment (CLE)    405  DAILY   (A gene BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING   Centre for Learning Enrichment (CLE)    405  DAILY   (A general service – for most  English based subjects)  Centre for Learning Enrichment (CLE)    405  DAILY   (A general service – for most  English based subjects)  Semester 2, 2013  English based subjects) 

Mon          LEC  Tues                     Wed                      Mon          LEC  Tues                     Wed                      Thurs                    Fri                          LEC  LEC  LEC  LEC  LEC  LEC  Mon          LEC  Tues                     Wed                      Thurs                    Fri                          Centre for Learning Enrichment (CLE)    405  DAILY   (A general service – for most  MORNING  7.30am  7.30am  7.30am (Mr  MORNING  7.30am  LEC  7.30am  LEC  7.30am (Mr  7.30am LEC  7.30am (Mr  LEC  Littleton Head of   

English based subjects)  7.30am  7.30am 

Littleton Head of  Littleton Head of  7.30am (Mr  7.30am 7.30am (Mr  English attends)  English attends)  English attends)  Littleton Head of  Littleton Head of  AFTERNOON  CLOSED  CLOSED  3.15 – 4.30pm AFTERNOON  CLOSED  CLOSED  English attends)  3.15 – 4.30pm CLOSED CLOSED   Mon          LEC  Tues                     Wed                      Thurs                    Fri                          English attends)    LEC  LEC  LEC  AFTERNOON  CLOSED  CLOSED  3.15 – 4.30pm CLOSED CLOSED LEC    MORNING  7.30am  7.30am    7.30am (Mr  7.30am 7.30am (Mr    MATHS TUTORING in 402  Littleton Head of  Littleton Head of  MATHS TUTORING in 402  English attends)  English attends)    AFTERNOON  CLOSED  CLOSED  3.15 – 4.30pm CLOSED CLOSED





Old Boys Tutors make themselves available to assist boys d Old Boys Tutors make themselves available to assist boys daily in 402 from             MATHS TUTORING in 402    7.30 – 8.30am.   Boys in Year 11 and 12 are given priority in 7.30 – 8.30am.   Boys in Year 11 and 12 are given priority in these sessions.       MATHS TUTORING in 402  This service starts in Week 2 of each term.  This service starts in Week 2 of each term.  Old Boys Tutors make themselves available to assist boys daily in 402 from             Old Boys Tutors make themselves available to assist boys daily in 402 from             Additional Maths tutoring by maths staff:  Additional Maths tutoring by maths staff:  7.30 – 8.30am.   Boys in Year 11 and 12 are given priority in these sessions.     7.30 – 8.30am.   Boys in Year 11 and 12 are given priority in these sessions.     DAY 

DAY  MORNINGS            8am – 8.30am  This service starts in Week 2 of each term.  1  This service starts in Week 2 of each term.  Mr Denis Callaghan and Mrs Lynn Strong

MORNINGS            8am – 8.30am 

Mr Denis Callaghan and Mrs Lynn Strong

1 Mr Peter Victor‐Gordon 2  Mr Peter Victor‐Gordon 2  Mrs Jacqui Klowss  3  Additional Maths tutoring by maths staff:  Additional Maths tutoring by maths staff:  Mrs Jacqui Klowss  3  Mrs Jacqui Klowss  4  Mrs Jacqui Klowss  4  Mr Denis Callaghan  DAY  5  DAY   MORNINGS            8am – 8.30am   MORNINGS            8am – 8.30am  Mr Denis Callaghan  5  Mrs Lynn Strong    1  6  Mr Denis Callaghan and Mrs Lynn Strong 1    6  Mr Richard Tamati  2  7  Mr Peter Victor‐Gordon 2  Mr Peter Victor‐Gordon Mr Richard Tamati  7  Mrs Jacqui Klowss  Mrs Jacqui Klowss  3  8  Mrs Jacqui Klowss  3  Mrs Jacqui Klowss  8  Mrs Cathie Butler  4  9  Mrs Jacqui Klowss  4  Mrs Jacqui Klowss  Mrs Cathie Butler  9    Mrs Jacqui Klowss  5  10  Mr Denis Callaghan  5  Mrs Jacqui Klowss  10  6  Are you struggling with organisation?   6    N.B. Sorry, No Afternoon Maths Tutoring is available this S N.B. Sorry, No Afternoon Maths Tutoring is available this Semester  Mr Richard Tamati  7  Mr Richard Tamati  7  8  Mrs Jacqui Klowss  8  Mrs Jacqui Klowss  ESL TUTORING ROOM  Mrs Cathie Butler  ESL TUTORING ROOM  9  Mrs Cathie Butler  9  10  Mrs Jacqui Klowss  10  Mrs Jacqui Klowss  Mon                    ESL  Tues                 ESL  Wed                     ESL  Thurs     Mon                    ESL  Tues                 ESL  Wed                     ESL  Thurs                     Fri                         ESL  N.B. Sorry, No Afternoon Maths Tutoring is available this Semester  N.B. Sorry, No Afternoon Maths Tutoring is available this Semester  ESL  ESL 

7:30am 7:30am 7.30am in 405 7:30am 7:30am  7:30am 7.30am in 405 7:30am 7:30am                                                                                                                                                         ESL TUTORING ROOM                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

ESL TUTORING ROOM  Are you struggling withTues                 ESL  organisation? Mon                    ESL 

Wed                     ESL  Thurs                     Fri                         ESL  ESL  The Centre for Learning Enrichment is currently supporting students by  7:30am  7:30am 7.30am in 405Thurs                     7:30am 7:30am  Mon                    ESL  Tues                 ESL  Wed                     ESL  Fri                         ESL  running:                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ESL 

*Organisational and Time Management Sessions in 405 every Tuesday at First Break (Students are 

7:30am 7:30am 7.30am in 405 7:30am 7:30am  provided with an Assignment Task Organiser, the opportunity to create a time management plan and                                                                                                                                                                                                                P.T.O  suggestions for Computer File Management) Please email Mrs Alison Barlow to book a spot: 

*Term Planning Sessions with Mrs Byrne in 405 every Friday from 7.45am. (Students map due dates in Student Diary to make a plan for the term. Please email Mrs Berny Byrne to book a spot:

The sessions have proven to be invaluable as the students quickly and simply become better  organised. Boys are able to attend follow‐up sessions and, if requested, arrangements can be made  The Centre for Learning Enrichment is currently supporting students by  to meet with the students on a regular basis. Our organisation system is not rocket science, just a  simple method to encourage students to have good organisational and time management skills.  running:    

*Organisational and Time Management Sessions in 405 every Tuesday at First Break (Students are 

Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2013

BR ROBERT O’CONNOR TRIBUTE DINNER On Saturday 19 October a very pleasant evening was held to pay tribute to the years spent at the College as Headmaster by Br Robert O’Connor (1997-2002). Richard Ward spoke affectionately of Br Robert’s time here at the College and the wonderful work instigated by him. Staff members and College connections from Br Robert’s era joined in the evening. Brother provided an entertaining response to Richard’s speech, where he spoke in a heartfelt manner of his love for the College. The evening was also an opportunity to launch the proposed refurbishment of the College swimming pool complex. Current College parents also supported the evening. Old Boy and 4BC personality, Kieran Marsh (2006) was our MC for the evening. He conducted a very informative panel discussion with Old Boy and current coach of the Australian Women’s Swim Team, Michael Bohl (1979) who was later joined on stage by current parent and Olympian, Angus Waddell. Both gentlemen provided a rare insight into the world of the elite athlete with Michael providing some fascinating observations about recent events in Australian Swimming and the hopes for the future. Some happy faces from the evening –

Richard Ward and Br Robert O’Connor

Tony Hogarth (Foundation Chair), Peter McLoughlin (Headmaster) Br Robert O’Connor, Richard Ward and Br Ray Mulvogue (Superior, Brothers Community Ashgrove)

Peter McLoughlin, Angus Waddell, Michael Bohl and Michael Wooldridge (College swim coach)

Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2013

Boarder’s Support P&F It is with much sadness that I am stepping down from my role as P&F Boarder’s Support. I would like to take this opportunity to say thankyou to all the incredibly generous people who have supported the boarding community with me over the 10 years I have been doing this wonderful role. We are blessed here at Marist College Ashgrove to have such a generous parent body, the spirit and sense of caring amongst the families of the college is like no other school I know of. I am so grateful to you all for your eagerness to help with my every request for the programmes and initiatives the Boarder’s Support has been involved with over the years for the boys, from the ever popular afternoon teas, to health centre transport, sporting venues transport, Nights on the Green, Year 11 Life Skills, Year 12 pre-schoolies information night, tutoring the boys at night, Day/Boarding Parent BBQ’s, Year 12 Formal night parent function, Mother’s Day card making, return to school welcome nights for the new boarding families and the way you have opened your homes to our boarder’s and their families. I know that the boys and their families are also grateful for your support, so thankyou once again. It has been an absolute pleasure to have been involved with you. I would also like to thank all the incredible boarding staff for their support over the years, particularly to Donna Shekleton, Kim Taylor, Jon Fitzgerald, Brendan Kiernan, Andrew Elphinstone, Shayne Moniz, James Couper, Ben Maddox, John Lambourne, James Metzeling and mostly to Rob Corboy, you have all been wonderful in your assistance and support, the boys are blessed to have you in their lives. I would encourage anyone out there who is interested in becoming involved with Boarder’s Support to jump in head first, the boarder’s are all so delightful and a pleasure to be around and while they are far away from their families they deserve our support in any way we can offer it. I would be happy to have a chat to you if you are interested or you would like more information. I would also like to remind all the wonderful ladies on the afternoon tea roster that our break up party for the boys is on November 8th, I hope to see you all then. Warm regards and God Bless Michelle Carmody 0412 695 207

UNIFORM SHOP SPECIAL – MARIST TOGS ON SALE $10. GREAT FOR TRAINING! SPECIAL TRADING HOURS – NOVEMBER 2013 Wednesday 20th November 11.00am – 5.00pm Thursday 21st November 8.00am – 6.00pm Friday 22nd November 8.00am – 5.00pm Monday 25th November 11.00am – 6.00pm Tuesday 26th November 8.00am – 6.00pm (School finishes) SPECIAL TRADING HOURS – DECEMBER 2013 Thurday 5th December 3.00pm – 6.00pm Thurday 12th December 3.00pm – 6.00pm Thurday 19th December 3.00pm – 6.00pm SPECIAL TRADING HOURSJANUARY 2014 Thursday 16th January 10.00am – 6.00pm Friday 17th January 8.00am – 2.00pm Monday 20th January 9.00am – 3.00pm Tuesday 21st January 9.00am – 3.00pm Wednesday 22nd January 9.00am – 3.00pm Thursday 23rd January 3.00pm – 6.00pm Friday 24th January 8.00am – 2.00pm Monday 27th January 12.00pm – 5.00pm (Public Holiday) Tuesday 28th January 10.00am – 6.00pm (New student Orientation Day) Wednesday 29th January 8.00am – 4.00pm (School resumes) Thursday 30th January 11.00am – 5.00pm Friday 31st January 11:00am – 4:00pm

Shop 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.

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeals   Christmas is upon us again and as a college we are again collecting items for the St  Vincent de Paul Society for their Christmas appeal. We would like to invite families  to contribute to this worthwhile cause.        Please find a list of suggestions below. We would ask that you do not give items that are close to or over  the expiry date.  Everyday Pantry Items 

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Tinned meat and fish  Tinned baked beans and spaghetti  Pasta, rice, noodles  Tinned fruit and vegetables  Tinned soup  Breakfast cereals and spreads  Sugar, tea and coffee  Biscuits, muesli bars, etc 

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 anyway with this appeal, we would be most grateful. Items can be left in  the baskets at any of the Head of House Offices, Student Administration or the Mission Department Office.  Junior School families, please check with classroom teachers about the Junior School Christmas appeals.  Thank you for remembering others in need this year. Our generosity as a college community goes along  way to assisting people in the greater community.  Donna Spillane, Campus Minister (CONTACTS: Email  OR  Ph 3858 4589) 

‘Ashes Breakfast at Ashgrove’ Thursday 14 November 2013, 6.50am for 7am to 8.30am


The upcoming 2013-2014 cricket season will witness a new battle for the Ashes. Australia is determined to win back the Holy Grail of cricket against our old foe, but this time it is on our turf!!! Come along and show your support at the “Ashes Breakfast at Ashgrove” where Australian Cricket Coach and Marist College Ashgrove parent, Darren Lehmann will tell us how Australia will win back the Ashes. All proceeds will assist the development of cricketers from Year 5 to Year 12 at the College.


Former Test Cricketer and Current Australian Cricket Coach

See booking sheet attached to confirm your place Cyprian Pavillion Thursday 14 November 2013 6.50am for 7am to 8.30am

Plus MC

Tickets are $50 per person (inclusive of raffle tickets)

from 4BC

RSVP by Friday 8 November 2012


Be quick as places are limited!



‘Ashes Breakfast at Ashgrove’ - Booking Sheet For reserved seating at Marist College Ashgrove - ‘Ashes Breakfast at Ashgrove’, please print off this sheet & return with payment to: ‘Ashes Breakfast at Ashgrove’ Marist College Ashgrove PO Box 82 Ashgrove West Qld 4060 Booking Details Please reserve _____ seat/s @ $50 per person Name/s _______________________________________________________________________________ Postal Address _________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ Email Address __________________________________________________________________________ Phone (H) _______________________________ (W) __________________________________________ Any Special Dietary Requests _____________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________

Payment by Credit Card Card Holders Name _____________________________________________________________________ Amount _________________________________ Type of Card



Card Number Signature _______________________________ Expiry Date

Payment Options Payments may be made by Cash, Cheque, EFTPOS, MasterCard or Visa at the College Finance Office. Cheques (made payable to Marist College Ashgrove) and credit card payments can also be mailed to the College at PO Box 82, Ashgrove West, Qld 4060. Please return this portion of this form with your payment. Credit card payments can be made by completing the “Payment by Credit Card” section above. Cash payments should be handed in personally at the Finance Office so that a receipt can be issued.

2013 MELBOURNE CUP LUNCH If you are looking for a local, lively option for Melbourne Cup, why not come to the annual Melbourne Cup Luncheon in the Cyprian Pavilion on Tuesday 5 November 2013 at 10.30 am. You are guaranteed a lovely day out and it is a great chance to catch up with some old friends and make some new friends. To purchase tickets, please complete the details below and return to the Finance Office with payment (cash, cheque or credit card) no later than 30 October 2013. Entry will be by advance ticket purchase only. Tables of 8 encouraged! BOOKING DETAILS (Please print clearly) I would like to book a table for 8 in the name of _________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Best Phone: _______________________________ 1 _______________________________________ 2 _______________________________________

$50 ticket includes: - Appetizers by Marcellin’s - Music by College students - Buffet Lunch - Petit Fours/tea/coffee - Best Hat/Fascinator prize - Fabulous raffle prizes - Sweeps - Jewellery Fashion Parade by Hoopoe Home To purchase tickets please complete the Ticket Request Form and return to the College Finance Office with payment no later than 30 October 2013 Any enquiries please contact: Jacinta Coman (0429 000 571) or Carmel Olsen (0404 461 004)

3 _______________________________________

OR I would like to book

4 _______________________________________

Name/s __________________________________

5 _______________________________________


6 _______________________________________


7 _______________________________________


8 _______________________________________

number of guests

Please advise us if you or your guests have special dietary needs.

2013 MELBOURNE CUP LUNCHEON - PAYMENT Cardholder’s Name _______________________________________________ Amount $ _______________ (Please Print) Mastercard




Payable to Marist College Ashgrove

Card Number Signature _____________________________________________Expires

Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2013

Music News The Music Department entertained over 1500 guests in record turnout to both the Grandparents Days Concert and Soiree held last Friday. Both concerts were outstanding successes, providing a great opportunity to farewell our Seniors as well as two longserving staff members Mr. Craig Kennedy and Mrs. Kellee Green. Thanks to the boys and especially to Mr Kennedy and Mrs Green who have both contributed greatly to the music culture here at Ashgrove. The photos tell the story of what was a great day. TERM 4 CONCERTS Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon Tuesday 5th November The College’s String Quartet and Jazz ensemble will be providing pre-lunch entertainment for this event held in the Cyprian Pavilion. 2014 Music Information Evening Thursday 7th November, 6.00pm – Draney Theatre This information evening is for new parents and students and covers full details of the co-curricular music program including lesson scheduling and ensemble information. Year 5 Concert Thursday 7th November, 7pm - Draney Theatre Come along and hear the stars of the future Admission: Free Secondary Prize Giving Thursday 14th November, 7pm Champagnat Centre Wind Orchestra 1 will give its final performance for 2013 as part of the Secondary Prizegiving. Year 12 Graduation Mass Friday 15th November, Champagnat Centre The Liturgical Choir and Musicians will be performing at this farewell event for the College’s Year 12 students. Junior School Awards Night Tuesday 19th November, 7pm - Champagnat Centre Wind Ensemble, Marist Voices and Junior Strings will provide cultural interludes throughout the evening. Marist Carols Thursday 21st November, 7.15pm – McMahon Oval/John Eales Grandstand The Colleges Staff, Old Boys, Year 5 Choir, Marist Voices and our combined Choirs will join the College Community in our annual Christmas Carols evening. Everybody is welcome. For further information regarding concerts and bookings, please contact the music department on Phone: 3858 4668, email:, website:

champagnat trust

SPORTS LUNCH Friday 28 February 2014 CO-PATRONS





Planning has commenced for the 2014 Champagnat Trust Sport Lunch to be held at the Brisbane Entertainment and Convention Centre on Friday 28 February 2014.


We would be delighted if you would like to join us for this special lunch to raise funds for the Champagnat Trust. Money raised from this luncheon will directly assist boys from financially strained families to access a Marist College Ashgrove education. Platinum tables of 12 are available at $5000 Contact Peter McWhirter on 0412 732 143 for further details or Contact Kay Wells (3858 4586) or for bookings for tables of 10 for $1600 or $160 per ticket If you are unable to join us on the day and would like to help The Champagnat Trust by donating an auction item or raffle prize please contact Kay Wells. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Come along and enjoy the company of Co-Patrons, John Eales and Matthew Hayden, Matthew Johns, Anthony Mundine and Vince Sorrenti (MC) along with our usual first class guest line-up. Tables will sell quickly so your completed booking form, along with payment will secure your booking. 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 from the Luncheon go to The Champagnat Trust Bursary program.


Champagnat Trust Sports Lunch

Champagnat Trust Sports Friday 28 February 2014 Lunch

Brisbane Exhibition Centre Friday 25 Convention February and 2011 - Sofitel Hotel - BOOKING SHEET For preferential reserved at The Champagnat Trust Sports Lunch, For preferential reserved seating seating at the Champagnat Trust Sports Lunch, please print off please print off this sheet & return with payment to: this sheet & return with payment to: Champagnat Trust Sports Lunch Bookings Champagnat Trust Sports Lunch Bookings Marist College Ashgrove Marist College Ashgrove PO Box 82 PO Box 82 Ashgrove Qld 4060 Ashgrove Qld 4060


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Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2013

Junior News Dear Parents, A few months ago, I wrote that this year, 66 Marist Brothers and 2 lay people, who were killed during the Spanish Civil War, would be beatified. You would remember that most of them were young men, at the start of their lives as Marist Brothers. The ceremonies have now taken place, during October, and the details have come to us from the Marist Brothers’ General House in Rome. I will share a few reflections from the Brothers who were present. To begin, not many of us would have experienced a ‘Beatification’ which is the second step towards Sainthood; I haven’t and these ceremonies remind us that these horrific events took place many years ago, in Europe. “There is the whole Gospel, the whole of Christianity! It is not a watered down sentiment, on the contrary, mercy is the true power which can save man from the ‘cancer’ which is sin, moral evil, spiritual evil. Only love can fill the chasms, the devastating whirlwind which evil opens in the heart and in history. Only love can do that, and such is the joy of God! … May today’s celebration then be the feast of reconciliation, of pardon given and received, the triumph of the Lord of peace…’ From this comes a second message: that of the conversion of the heart to goodness and mercy. We are all called to convert ourselves to the good, those who call themselves Christians as well as those who do not. The Church also invites the persecutors not to be afraid of conversion, not to fear the good, to refuse the evil. The Lord is a good father who pardons and welcomes, with open arms, all his children straying on the paths of evil and sin.” An important question would be: What message do these Marist Martyrs send to us today? To answer this question, I will quote from the words of Pope Francis, who sent a message to the Beatification ceremonies: “They offer us a double message. Before everything, they invite us to pardon. The joy of God is to pardon.” Here are some pieces of information for you: This will be the final “Junior News” for 2013. There will, however, be a Christmas Newsletter, which will be emailed to you towards the end of Term 4. In the interim, if there are any important pieces of information for you, I will email these to you over the coming 4 weeks. Queensland Debating Union – Wednesday 23 October 2013: The final Debate took place at All Hallows’ School and both teams won! There was some confusion for Team 1 and I wish to thank Ciaran Kennedy, Nathaniel O’Hare, Luke Nielsen and William Sowby for their professionalism during the evening. The boys were disappointed the debate could not take place and I also thank the parents of the boys concerned. I wish to thank all the boys who represented the College in QDU during 2013. Important dates to remember until the end of Term 4: Wednesday 6 November: Year 6 Mass, in the College Chapel, at 8.05am Parents are most welcome to attend. Year 7 Reflection Day. [Details will be sent home.] Thursday 7 November: Year 7 Reflection Day. [Details will be sent home.] Year 5 Concert, in the Draney Theatre.

Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2013

Junior News Continued... Tuesday 19 November: Junior School Awards’ Night, at 7.00pm, in the Champagnat Centre. [Details will be sent home] Thursday 21 November: Year 7 Mass, in the College Chapel, at 5.30pm. This is for ALL Year 7 boys and their parents. College Christmas Carols, in the Champagnat Centre, at 7.00pm. Friday 22 November: Year 7 students visit Wet ‘n Wild. Year 6 students go to Caloundra Beach. Year 5 students have a swim, sausage sizzle and movie at the College. Tuesday 26 November: Junior School Assembly and Year 7 Farewell at 1.30pm, in the Champagnat Centre. Parents are invited to attend. School closes, for 2013, at 3.10pm. Boys dismissed from their classrooms, except the Year 7 boys, who can leave from the Champagnat Centre. Wednesday 27 November to Friday 29 November: Reporting.

Reports will be posted home on Friday 29 November. Junior School offices closes for 2013. With warmest wishes to you all. Michael B Druce.

CLOTHING POOL HOURS (SECOND HAND UNIFORMS) NORMAL OPENING TIMES: Wednesday’s, 8am – 9.00am and 3pm – 4.30pm. PAYMENT: Cash or Cheque only as it is volunteer run. Unfortunately due to the cost of processing, any clothing sold that is under $20 can not be reimbursed. LOCATION: Next door to the Ashgrove Clothing Specialists along from The Cyprian Pavillon. BLAZERS: Sold on consignment so they need to be dry-cleaned and mended, as it makes it easier to sell them. CLOTHING: If selling uniforms please wash and iron clothing as it is a volunteer run service. All profits go to help maintain the College. Many thanks.

Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2013

Junior Sport News JUNIOR RUN CLUB The Junior Run Club has begun with a first run last Friday. If you have not attended yet you are still more than welcome to just turn up and take part. All runners meet in the John Eales Grandstand by 7.00am. The best way to enter is through Frasers Rd or Moola Rd and parking can be accessed near McMahon oval or near the Moola Rd entry car park. It is the responsibility of each runner to ensure they have done their own personal warm-up (stretching etc.) as we will not be doing a group warm-up before heading off on our run. It is imperative that all runners sign their name on the sign on sheet before leaving on the run every time they attend JRC. They must also sign the sheet upon return so we can account for all boys each morning. Your cooperation with this is greatly appreciated. JRC singlets are available to be purchased and are $20, however if you are a parent running with the boys we have a complimentary singlet for you. Singlets are not compulsory, they are simply an option to purchase should you wish. All JRC members are welcome to have breakfast in the boarder’s dining room at 8am. Boys must be dressed fully in their school uniform for that day. This will allow for boys to attend JRC and then eat something substantial before heading to school. It is a Continental Breakfast at a cost of $3. Boys take the money along and pay there. This is obviously only for boys at the College now but will be open in 2014 for all our new Year 5 boys doing JRC as well. INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS Congratulations to Nicholas McPhee (7 Red) and Liam Cook (7 Blue) who were recently selected in the U/12 Metropolitan North Cricket Team. We wish these boys all the best when they represent their region in the state carnival next month. Congratulations to Nicholas McGill (6 Red), Jack O’Neill (6 Green) and Morgan Smith (6 Green) who were selected in the U/11 Met North Cricket Team. These boys have been playing games against other regions across the state over the last couple of weeks. Congratulations to Hunter Pyne (5 Blue), Rhonan Jensen (5 Red) and James Crimmins (6 Green) who recently represented Metropolitan North at the State Athletics Championships. Unfortunately Will Jackson (6 Gold) qualified to compete in the High Jump but broke his wrist in the lead-up and had to withdraw. Hunter placed 7th in the state for his U/10 Shot Put which is a great effort given his vast improvement this season. Well done Hunter! Both Rhonan and James qualified to represent Queensland with Rhonan qualifying for the 100m and 200m sprints. Rhonan placed 3rd in the state for 200m but performed amazingly well in the 100m to be crowned the fastest U/10 athlete in Queensland. Rhonan also competed in the Long Jump where he placed 7th. James Crimmins competed in the U/11 High Jump and placed 3rd which will mean he will join Rhonan at the National Championships at QSAC at the end of November. We wish both the boys the best of luck when they compete at national level and congratulate all these boys on their wonderful results this athletics Season Luke Caplick

JUNIOR SCHOOL CRICKET COACHES WANTED Parents, Old Boys or other interested persons are requested to contact the Sports Office for further details about possible coaching positions for season 2014 – Term 1. Send details to or feel free to call Luke Caplick on 0437 549 809. All applicants will be required to possess a Blue Card prior to taking on coaching role. Application forms can be collected from Accounts or Sports Office.

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MARIST MOTHERS’ CHRISTMAS LUNCH All are invited to the inaugural Marist Mothers’ Christmas Lunch. Seats are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment. To purchase tickets, please complete the details below and return to the Finance Office with payment (cash, cheque or credit card) no later than 1 November 2013. Entry will be by advance ticket purchase only. Tables of 8 or 10 encouraged! BOOKING DETAILS (Please print clearly) I would like to book a table for 8 in the name of _____________________________________________ Name: _______________________________________ Best Phone: ___________________________________ 1 ___________________________________________ 2 ___________________________________________

22 November 2013 • Cyprian Pavilion • Pre-lunch drinks and appetisers 11.30am • Buffet lunch 12 noon – 3.00pm • $70 all inclusive • Raffles and Silent Auctions available Limited seats available so be sure not to miss out. Complete the booking sheet and return to the College. Any enquiries please contact: Joanne Collins 0421 587 425 or Kay Wells 3858 4586

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No. 108

October 2013

Parents' Year 12/IB Survival Guide The following advice on how parents can survive Year 12 comes from the Redlands Year 12 students in recent years.

“Trust us with studies” “Do not nag” “Allow us to have priority over other siblings” “Don’t stress more than the child” “Let us work together to devise a good work/social balance” “Be supportive and caring” “Take a break when you need it” “Give children their space” “Offer constructive criticism” “Have a calendar showing assessments, exams, excursions and good times” “Do not apply pressure close to crucial periods” “Trust in what I think, I know best about my work and what to do, how much, when; it’s on my shoulders” “The HSC is not that important and no matter what happens, it is not the end of the world” “Pressuring me into succeeding is not going to work” “Support me no matter what” “Be proud of me” “Give me enough relaxation time” “Don’t make me feel that if I don’t do well I will basically have an unhappy life” “Stress free environment” “Food” “Be there for us when you need us – give us all the support we need” “Let me keep up hobbies” “Support my football and drive me to games and trainings” “Let me achieve my personal best by supporting me with work and life and general” “Back off and listen” “Positive reinforcement” “Don’t ask too many questions” “Don’t keep coming into my room when I am working and ask questions”

“Tell siblings to stay away from me” “Weekends are partly for relaxing” “Realise that I cannot come to every family meal” “If you scream at me it will make me do exactly the opposite of what you want” “Be interested” “Smile” “I know it is important, I don’t need to be reminded all the time” “Show love ‘n’ stuff” “Let me have my chill out time” “We’re already stressed out – don’t add to it” “Monitor my progress and make sure I do my work” “Reward me for good work/progress” “Be considerate of the stress I am under and be appropriate in the actions taken towards punishment” “Realise that I am not an idiot and I know I need to study” “Help with the work when I ask you” “If I am studying don’t try to start pointless conversations” “Stop acting like you know/understand everything” “The angrier you get the angrier we get” “I promise I’ll get it done” “Get excited about good marks” “Don’t moan about keeping my room clean” “Put up with my moods” “Don’t ask me how my day way, after 17 years I think we’ve established the answer will always be the same” “Ask questions don’t make demands” “Be in the country for assessments” “Realise that when we get home we are exhausted” “Stop comparing our lives to yours” “Support is not the same as pressure” “Help me when I want to get things e.g. library” “Identify the fact that it’s not only you who wants me to do well – it’s my results, and it’s my life and I know what works for me and what I need. So respect the fact that I try my hardest and support me when I need it” “Buy chocolate” “Remember it’s our future, our HSC, NOT YOUOOOOOORS” “Lots of positive thoughts throughout the year” “Have a greater understanding of what the HSC is about” “Negotiate” “Keep positive. Tell us what we will do well, not focusing on things we have yet to do” “Provide a quiet study area”

Source: Kindly reproduced with permission from Dr Peter Lennox, Principal, Redlands.

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Brisbane West Deanery

Kathleen and Barry Evans will speak to the Parishioners of Brisbane West Deanery at a special Year of Faith event

Tuesday 12th November 10.00am at St Mark’s Church

Cnr of Lilac St & Eucalypt St, Inala and repeated at

7.00pm at St Ignatius Church

Cnr of Kensington Tce & Grove St, Toowong Come and hear Kathleen Evans’ amazing story of life, illness, family, and faith. Kathleen’s cure from cancer was attributed to the miraculous intercession of Mother Mary MacKillop. Kathleen, who is a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, had smoked since the age of 16 but had given up in 1990, three years before she got the devastating news that at 49 she had cancer. The aggressive tumour in her right lung quickly spread to her glands. Within a few months a secondary cancer was found on her brain. She was told it was inoperable and that chemotherapy and radium treatment were considered pointless. Kathleen said "All I had left was prayer." A friend gave her a picture of Mary MacKillop and a relic of Mary’s clothing, so Kathleen, her family and her parish all began praying. Far from getting worse, her condition improved and after four months her doctor called for more tests. Ten months after her original diagnosis, she was told there was no sign of any cancer - just some scarring where the tumours had been.

Gold Coin Donation Entry Sessions will be approximately 1.5 hours in length and will conclude with morning tea / supper. In order to cater for correct numbers please register your attendance with Michael Doherty on 3716 0158 or at

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2013 - Issue 16