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Vol. 50

Issue #10

28th July 2014

Immersion 2014


FROM THE HEADMASTER Dear Parents, Students and Friends, TERM 3 BEGINS This term we welcome back both Mr Tony McDonnell and Mrs Karen Cotte who have been on leave for a year. Tony returns from having spent a year working in the Marist Mission in Cambodia. Karen is returning from maternity leave. Thank you to all of the parents who attended the Parent/Teacher Interviews last week. These are such an important event for the school in that it brings school and home together to discuss the core business of the education of the student. Last Thursday evening we enjoyed the Year 12 HSC Trial Drama performances. Each of our students performed their parts well. The quality of these presentations is a credit to our drama teacher Mr Jorge Vafaes. IMMERSION 2014 The three immersions to NT, Cambodia and India were all very successful. Twenty-six Year 12 students and nine teachers in total ventured into these three very different experiences. Marist North Shore has developed significant skill in its staff over the years. The College has a great Immersion strategy. Early in the year the Immersion Dinner raises funds for the three communities that we are to visit. This dinner raised $15,000 which will be divided between the three immersion centres. Each Immersion had a formation retreat on a weekend about a month prior to the Immersions. This helps to form the three groups into teams that have a purpose and a clear understanding of the Immersion ahead. On Immersion, each of the groups have a daily experience of meeting the local people, building relationships with these people and taking part in the daily routine of the mission. I attended the Northern Territory Immersion. Each of our team were challenged and confronted by the difficulties faced by the Indigenous people. We were also delighted by the welcome and friendship of these people. There is no short term solution possible to the problems faced by these 2

people. It appears that we need to work with them to find the solutions in time to their problems. Our Northern Territory boys worked to improve the local church by painting and cleaning the building and bell tower. I am grateful to the teachers who accompanied these students for the time, energy and enthusiasm that they gave to the experience. All of which enabled these experiences to be safe and rewarding.

Tony Duncan Headmaster


FROM THE DEPUTY HEADMASTER WEEK 3 As this edition of High Notes is being issued, the College will be entrenched in one of our busiest times of the year. Below is an outline of what each Year Group will be involved in: Year 12 Year 12 have begun their Trial HSC exams and will complete the Trials over Weeks 3 and 4. They are only required to be at school when they have an examination. They return to normal classes on Tuesday 12th August. We wish them well in these important exams. Year 11 Year 11 will be on Ministry Week. With our theme for the year being ‘Service’, this presents a wonderful challenge for our students to develop their understanding of our Marist context of being present to others. Year 10 Year 10 will be getting a taste of a variety of experiences available in our workforce. They are to be congratulated on the many exciting opportunities they have been able to find. I am sure that the experiences will be worthwhile and provide some thoughts on career choices for the future.

I am sure all students will be wonderful ambassadors for the College as we engage with a incredibly diverse set of groups within our community. I would like to thank the many staff who have spent countless hours in preparation of these events. The dedication and professionalism of staff to providing such rich experiences is clearly displayed through the creation and organisation of these events.

BLUE TIES Congratulations to the following Year 12 students who have been awarded Blue Ties for their contribution to the College:

Martin Huynh Chanel

Mark Mackay Chanel

Michael Shippen Chanel

Daniel Stefanowski Chanel

Joel Brown Kelly

Timothy Mimis Kelly

Luke Morgan Moore

James Kirk Salta

Year 9 Year 9 students will have a normal week of lessons. Year 8 Year 8 students will have normal lessons for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday, they will be participating in a French festival to deepen their appreciation and understanding of our chosen language of study here at Marist North Shore. The boys will get to experience some French cooking, sports, a film study, role plays, games and craft. All boys will be involved in sport as per normal on Thursday afternoon and will be dismissed a little earlier after the final activity on Friday (approx 2:30pm). Year 7 Our Year 7 students will be involved in HSIE excursions on Monday and Wednesday at either the Blue Mountains or Sydney Opera House. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday will be normal lessons.

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IMMERSION On Wednesday 25th June, our group of eight students and three teachers took off on a journey of spiritual and mental realisation in a world new to all of us. Our destination was to initially be Darwin, landing into a community and region much like our own home. The first day and night in this community was simply to begin our journey through transition. Spending this time meeting the head of Church communities from surrounding indigenous communities allowed us to gain an insight into the personalities of these people, as well as to see positive ‘side of the picture’ so to speak.

WADEYE

The next day was to be the beginning of an eight day long experience that no simple words could describe. The initial vision of rock and dirt highways, smashed up motor vehicles, immense levels of litter, and vast expanses of flora, fauna and water gave us our first taste of this ‘new world’; a level of poverty unseen to many, and it was all in our own backyard. We were scared, hesitant and jittery to say the least. However these next eight days in this small town of Wadeye (formally known as Port Keats), being home to around 3000 people (95% indigenous population), was to be an experience we shall all cherish and never forget. We were privileged numerous times along the way. Not spoilt with gifts, lollies and McDonalds but spoilt by being able to truly immerse ourselves in as many aspects of the community lifestyle as physically as possible. The changes to the community we made in the week I believe were truly incredible; not just the physical upgrades of the church, but the positive impact and relationships we built with these people. We spent time every day working with Richard at his ‘sport and recreation hall’, getting the opportunity to interact with children and teenagers aged from 4 - 25, increasing each day with more and more kids. Parents entrusted us with their children to look after them and tire them out, and each of us built up our own special relationships amongst the children. Some of us were lucky to of made very personal relationships with these cherished kids. The thing I’ll never leave behind from my time there is seeing the immense joy and happiness in their smiles amidst a world of poverty and hunger. The fact that by simply kicking a footy or walking with the kids made a total difference to their day was enough to make a difference in my life. Additionally, we were also able to spend time with a number of highly influential people within the community, both indigenous and non-indigenous leaders. Margaret was the head of the women’s centre whom offered jobs to those who desired. Chris and Emily were our guides, carers and friends for the week showing us all the tricks of the trade, driving us to our destinations and ensuring we gain the trust of the kids and families at each community before we even arrived. Being welcomed to the land by a traditional owner nicknamed ‘Chief’ was also a very humbling experience. Our journey came to a sad end on the following Saturday as we were to depart this ‘family’ in order to return to our own home. Many struggled to say goodbye to those children we grew so close with and held dear in our hearts. We flew back to Darwin, to continue through our transition stage back to our ‘Sydney lives’. We spent this time exploring the markets, the beautiful national park and understanding the heritage of Darwin at the museum. Overall, the entire journey was a truly enlightening, humbling and awakening journey for us all. I know we’ve all taken back a little piece of Wadeye to keep in our hearts for life, and I truly hope everyone gets the opportunity to feel such a sensation at some stage of their lives - the sooner the better! Jack Garay


IMMERSION The 2014 Marist College North Shore Indian Immersion is now in its fourth year and we have been witness to the growth of the children and the parish community at the Marist Tribal Boy’s Hostel. To truly immerse oneself in the situation of another person, one must abandon one self to the moment and the people you meet. To stand in solidarity with their plight and daily routine of the Santali children was one that the eight fine young men from Marist College North Shore embraced and exceeded all expectations.

INDIA

The journey commenced well before Wednesday 25th June with Pre-Immersion tutorials and a retreat for cultural, historical, spiritual, lesson and activity preparation. However well prepared, the impact of Kolkata with the traffic chaos, extreme poverty where people live on the streets, the smells and the congestion of multitudes of humanity was an assault on the senses. Within the maelstrom of Kolkata there is a gentle rhythm of daily life where the students experienced with the Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity hospitals where the sisters and the children in their care touched our hearts. From Kolkata’s Howrah Station we journeyed by train to Burdwan and reconnected with the parish community at Galsi at St. Francis De Sales. The students experienced the Santali community through village visits where we interacted with the families of the students at the school in the care of the parish. They taught lessons to the students at the school about Australia and shared cultural interests. The main focus of the Immersion is the time spent with the children at the Marist Tribal Boy’s Hostel and the Chetana Clinic. Heart wrenching emotions were mixed with abundant joy and laughter as the students forged close friendships and life long connections. The Marist College North Shore’s Immersion Program is embedded with St. Marcellin Champagnat’s pedagogy “to be with the young, to love them, to teach them the basics, to lead them to Jesus, to form them to be good Christians and to form them to be good citizens”. Champagnat’s enduring charism is at the foundation of the Immersion experience through the students being always present, through the simplicity of their actions, through family spirit in the global Marist community, through the love of work and always in the way of Mary. The Immersion experience has touched the lives of many and has connected our College community with the Marist family in India. It is hoped the students then become life long global citizens and continue to connect with their faith through their actions and prayer. Special thank you to the College Executive who fully support the Immersion Program, Br Peter Corr who initiated the Immersion experience in India, my fellow travellers Mrs Dawn Russell, Mr Anthony Munro and Ms Trish Kratochvil, the families of the students who embraced the Immersion and most of all, the Immersion students who were outstanding ambassadors for the College: Patrick Adams, Chris Brown, Alex Coyle, Will Eriksson, Ben Macintosh, Jordan Mann, Robbie Stevenson and Hudson Whealing. Carolyn O’Brien


TEACHING & LEARNING YEAR 7 EXCELLENCE

YEAR 7 - 11 ACADEMIC AWARDS Congratulations to the Year 7 - 11 Semester One Academic Excellence and Commitment Award winners. It is always very pleasing to see so many of our students being recognised for both their academic ability and commitment to learning. Keep up the effort for the remainder of the year! HSC TRIALS Good luck to all of our Year 12 students who commence their HSC Trials at the beginning of Week 3. Remember to maintain a balanced lifestyle throughout the examination period – walk the dog or go for a jog as part of your study timetable. Ensure that you get plenty of sleep and eat well – particularly before an exam. If you have consistently revised throughout the HSC Year, then you should be very well prepared for the exams. It is pleasing to note that a number of you have been studying together in groups so try and continue to do so throughout the exam period. YEAR 8 & 10 SUBJECT INFORMATION EVENING Thank you to all of the parents and students who attended the subject selection evening during Week 1 of this term. A reminder that you have until Friday 1st August to get your selections in and if you are having any technical difficulties, to contact Mr Maoudis at the College. I look forward to seeing Year 10 parents on Tuesday 5th August for the follow up interviews. Remember to phone Mrs Kelly at the College to make an appointment. Ann McGovern Director of Teaching & Learning

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Sean Auer

Technology = 1st

Daniel Bowers

Science = 1st

Thomas Brayshaw

PDHPE = 1st

Jamie Burgess

PDHPE = 1st

Jake Clementson

Religious Education = 1st

Tom Goddard

Technology = 1st

Maxim Gwozdecky

PDHPE = 1st

Lachlan Heath

Music

Jett Kalaf

History

Benedict Lo

Technology = 1st

Bailey McKissock

Technology = 1st

Harry Mikhael

Technology = 1st

Finn Nixon-Tomko

English

Dylan Odenthal

Visual Arts

Vincent O’Grady

PDHPE = 1st

William Orellana

Technology = 1st

Nicholas Pagano

PDHPE = 1st

Henry Thompson

Religious Education = 1st

Jacob Walker

Science = 1st Mathematics

Elliot Wheeler

PDHPE = 1st

COMMITMENT Nathan Albinagorta Luke Altham James Appleton

Religious Education Technology Visual Arts Mathematics Science English

Sean Auer

Music Religious Education

Paddy Bamford

Mathematics Technology

William Byrne

Music

Nikolas Chavez

Technology

Fergus Coyle

PDHPE

Connor Cunneen

English

Kyle Devine

Technology

Dorian Duschlbauer

History

Thomas Evans

Religious Education

Niall Ferguson

Science

Thomas Gordon

History

Maxim Gwozdecky

Science

Charles Harrop

Technology

Lachlan Heath

Mathematics

Andrew Hu

English History


TEACHING & LEARNING Benedict Lo

Technology

Benjamin Buchanan

Geography

Jack Magee

Mathematics

Jonathan Bustamante

Technology

Bailey McKissock

Science

Sean Netting

Visual Arts

William O’Shea

Music

Adrian Cheung

PDHPE

Religious Education

Isaac Choice

English (Ludovic)

Technology

Layton Chu

Technology

English

Angelo Davy

Visual Arts

Guiliano Parisi Isaac Saunders

Science PDHPE

Lucas Simpson Michal Stefanowski

Claudio Canepa

Liam Donovan

French Technology

Religion (Kelly) Science

Religious Education

Thomas Fay

Mathematics

Science

Thomas Fischlin

Mathematics

William Geeves

Science

Mitchell Van Den Berg PDHPE Freddy Vodden

History

Jacob Walker

Science

Tristan Wentzel

PDHPE

Michael Gribben

Science

Jacob Walker

History

WIlliam Hutchings

Music

Elliot Wheeler

English

James Wong

Mathematics PDHPE

Mark Zabica

Jesus Gonzalo Ovejero

Religion (Salta)

Mathematics Michelangelo Iera

Religious Education (Ludovic) Science

Science

YEAR 8 EXCELLENCE

Music

Felix Jenney

French PDHPE

Patrick Kopoushian

Mathematics

Frederick Krisman

Geography

Davit Melkumyan

Technology

PDHPE = 1st

Leopold Metzker

PDHPE

Adam Goodyer

Technology = 1st

Oliver Grenot

Science

James Miller

Charlie Bibb

Religious Education = 1st

Lachlan Brink

Technology = 1st

Benjamin Challenger

Religious Education = 1st

Angelo Davy

Michael Gribben

Ryan Lange Leopold Metzker James Miller Liam O’Gready Ruan Padukone Luca Pona

Zachary Mitchell-Knight French

Mathematics

James Nikolaou

PDHPE = 1st Technology = 1st Religious Education = 1st Visual Arts English = 1st History Technology = 1st Music Religious Education = 1st English = 1st French Religious Education (Chanel)

French Technology English (Moore)

Thomas Pitts

Religious Education = 1st

COMMITMENT Ethan Bishop

Science

Geography Religious Education = 1st Connor Hungerford

Geography

Joshua Robinson

Religious Education (Moore) Mathematics English (Kelly)

Luca Rodrigues

History

Samuel Silcock

Science

Josef Slater

English (Chanel) Visual Arts

Louis Sollano-Antonio

PDHPE

Hugo Thompson

History

Lucas Tually

French

Dante Vivanco

Visual Arts

Josiah Zanardo

English (Salta) PDHPE

Technology 7


TEACHING & LEARNING YEAR 9 EXCELLENCE

Brendan Fitzgerald

Religious Education

Jacob Abraham

Drama

Simeon Arellano

Religious Education = 1st

Samuel Bailes

Commerce = 1st

Leon Blackford

Mathematics 5.3 = 1st

Alexander Butler

Industrial Technology Timber = 1st

William Frazer

Elective History= 1st

Patrick Harvey

Australian Geography

Commerce = 1st

Harrison Hird

PDHPE

Food Technology = 1st

WIlliam Massey

English

WIlliam De Laine

Mathematics 5.1

Lucas Mayer

English

Sebastian de Luca

Graphics

Jake Morgan

Food Technology

Max Emanuel

Physical Activity & Sports Studies

Declan Mouat

Matthew Failla

Information & Software Technology

Jay Ong

Cameron Farnham

Visual Arts

Nathaniel Panozzo

Lachlan Ford

PDHPE

Industrial Technology Timber

Lucas Mayer

Mathematics 5.2

Callum Pastuszak

Mathematics

Jamie Mimis

Food Technology = 1st

Michael Moran

English = 1st

Nathan O’Donoghue

Physical Activity & Sports Studies

Shahill Nair

Mathematics 5.3 = 1st

Peter Ng

Religious Education = 1st

Tyrell Pedruco

English = 1st

Felix Powling

Mathematics

Felix Powling

Science

Roger Rogowski

Commerce

Australian Geography

Peter Saragas

Food Technology

Industrial Technology Timber = 1st

Dylan Sharp

Religious Education

Brayden Shawcross

Elective History

Marcus Silvio

Photographic & Digital Media

Luke Carah William Darling

Juan Rasines Mazo

Mathematics 5.3 = 1st Angus Simpson

Elective History = 1st

Tristen Van Rhoon

Australian History English = 1st

Lewis Watts

Photographic & Digital Media

COMMITMENT

Mathematics

Luka Flannigan

Religious Education

Rory Foyle

English Australian History Visual Arts

Australian Geography English Science English

Drama

Joshua Phillips

Alec Thompson Flynn Tully Lachlan Veitch

PDHPE

Religious Education Science Elective History Australian Geography Science

Matthew Anderson

French

Benjamin Watts

Australian History

Simeon Arellano

Physical Activity & Sports Studies

Dominic West

Science

Samuel Bailes

Science

Nicholas Yasbic

Religious Education

Leon Blackford

Science

Alexander Butler

PDHPE Science

Luke Carah

Graphics

Reeve Cocks

PDHPE

William Darling

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Information & Software Technology

Mathematics PDHPE

Sebastian de Luca

Mathematics

Joshua Ferraz

Mathematics

YEAR 10 EXCELLENCE Bradley Anderson

Mathematics 5.2

Alexander Bernes

Drama =1st

Jos Brown-Collins

Mathematics 5.1

Joshua Burn

Science = 1st

Antony Catanzariti

Graphics

George Condon

Drama = 1st

William Coyle

French = 1st PDHPE = 1st


TEACHING & LEARNING Australian Geography

Oliver Herbert

Food Technology

Photographic & Digital Media

Samuel Hodson

Religious Education

Morgan Hanan

Information & Software Technology = 1st

Jack Ireland

PDHPE

Christopher James

Science

Dominic Harkin

Drama = 1st

Thomas Kay

Science

Oliver Herbert

Industrial Technology Timber = 1st

Eric Manolev

Religious Education

Thomas Kay

Food Technology

Thomas McGowan

Eric Manolev

Commerce = 1st

Luke McDonald

English = 1st

Hunter Eckford

Thomas McGowan French = 1st PDHPE Jae Morgan

Physical Activity & Sports Studies = 1st

Alexander Paine

Mathematics 5.3 Elective History = 1st Religious Education

Thomas Priddle

Information & Software Technology = 1st

Maximillian Reyes

Drama = 1st

Zachary Richmond

Science = 1st Australian History Commerce = 1st

Jacob Rizk

Elective History = 1st English = 1st

Kay Sharma

Drama = 1st

James Tai

Music

Riley Taylor

Drama = 1st

Trenton Van Loon

Industrial Technology Timber = 1st

COMMITMENT Bradley Anderson William Atkinson

Graphics Elective History

Blake Medway

Physical Activity & Sports Studies

Justin Moon

English Australian History

James Muil

English French English

Bill Nelson

Commerce

Alexander Bernes

Mathematics 5.32

Matthew Chheou

Mathematics Accelerated 4.1 Science PDHPE

Religious Education Science

Alexander Paine

Science

Aaron Panozzo

PDHPE

James Parker

Music

Matthew Parker

Religious Education

Alexander Partridge

Religious Education

Thomas Priddle

Mathematics 5.31

Jacob Rizk

Australian History

Jack Rogers

Australian Geography

Liam Sawers

Industrial Technology Timber

Vincent Sicard

Mathematics 5.1

Ryan Thompson

PDHPE

Ethan Whitehouse

Commerce

Dylan Willis

Drama

YEAR 11 EXCELLENCE Duke Adams

Studies of Religion I = 1st

Sam Aloe

Catholic Studies

David Arnold

English Extension Music Ancient History = 1st

Australian History George Condon

Photographic & Digital Media

Nathan Niguidula

English

Aren Bedikian

Science Mathematics 5.21

English = 1st Lukas Powling

PDHPE

Thomas Atkinson

Business Studies = 1st Hospitality

Science Aiden Cox

Physical Activity & Sports Studies

Andrew Barker

Economics

Austin Beins

Geography = 1st

William Coyle

Australian Geography

Jordan Binas

Geography = 1st

Thomas Delahunty

Mathematics 5.22

Giani Fenech

Drama

Robert Fitzgerald

Information & Software Technology

Hamish Buchanan

Business Studies = 1st Studies of Religion = 1st

Tiernan Byrne

Physics = 1st

Tobias Davidson

Ancient History = 1st 9


TEACHING & LEARNING Brad Falconer

Modern History

Stephen Keosseian

English Standard

Jack Freeman

Visual Arts

Ishkhan Kotoyan

Studies of Religion I

Mathematics Extension I

Harry Lawson

English Standard

Christopher Fung

Roupen Minassian

English Extension I

Physics = 1st Luke Gallen

Branden Garratt

Ancient History

Biology

Finnian Mullally-Muschinski

Chemistry

Mark Overstead

Catholic Studies

Advanced English

Tye Riley

Mathematics General

Geography = 1st

Matthew Sales

Mathematics General

Modern History

SLR = 1st Industrial Technology Timber = 1st

Michael Hudson

Geography = 1st Harry Lawson

Information Process & Technology

Kentaro Morita

English Standard

Business Studies Luke Shallvey

English Advanced SLR

Jack Stapelfeldt

Mathematics Chemistry Geography

Benjamin Suthers

Music

Finnian Mullally-Muschinski Studies of Religion II Christopher O’Shea

Drama = 1st

Daniel Virgona

Lukas Powling

Mathematics

Kaspars Walker

Alan Russell

Drama = 1st

Dylan Seeto

Industrial Technology Timber = 1st Mathematics General

Luke Shallvey

PDHPE

Daniel Virgona

Design & Technology

Alexander Walton

Legal Studies

Mark Yeong

SLR = 1st Physics

Thomas Atkinson

English Advanced

Max Browning

Infomation Process & Technology Mathematics

Hamish Buchanan

Biology Economics

Tiernan Byrne

Mathematics Extension I

Studies of Religion I Studies of Religion I PDHPE

Mark Yeong

Studies of Religion I

Samuel Zanardo

Ancient History

Northern Sydney Parent Engagement Strategy

CALD community

Chinese Parents Forum: HSC study Forum delivered in Mandarin on, - HSC study strategies - Alternate pathways to university - ATAR calculation Keynote speaker Xue Feng Zhang is a highly experienced

Studies of Religion I

Education Consultant from the University of Sydney.

Harrison Chant

PDHPE

Q&A session to follow.

Lachlan Fleming

English Standard

Light refreshments will be provided.

Timothy Forti

Hospitality

Thursday 31st July

Industrial Technology

Hornsby Council Chambers

Modern History

296 Pacific Highway Hornsby

Andrew Fulwood

Geography

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Legal Studies

Isaac West

COMMITMENT Sebastian Aslan

Design & Technology

Luke Gallen

Business Studies

Raine Graham

Drama

Joshua Hortinela

Mathematics General

Benjamin Hough

Business Studies

Samuel Johnson

Visual Arts

Truman Kelly

English Standard

Thursday 7th August Dougherty Community Centre 7 Victor St Chatswood

Both forums scheduled 5:30 - 8:30 PM For Registration please contact John Woodward, Willoughby Council 97777993

0402744378

john.woodward@willoughby.nsw.gov.au


GIFTED & TALENTED ST. MARY’S MENTORING In 2014, a group of approximately twentytwo Marist students took part in the St. Mary’s Mentoring Program. On Thursdays or Friday morning, Marist students attended St. Mary’s Primary School to mentor students. Each Marist student was assigned a group of two St Mary’s students. We enjoyed our time at St. Mary’s because we are able to expand our leadership, learning and independence skills. Here are some reports from the mentors regarding their experiences in the 2014 program. English Late last term and for half of this term myself along with a few other students had the opportunity to take part in the St. Mary’s Mentoring Program. It was an experience that will never be forgotten, it enhanced my mentoring abilities, but also helped me to develop personally as well. Throughout the multiple mentoring lessons, the English mentors guided their mentees in entering a journalist competition and helped them to improve their vocabulary and to expand their knowledge into different text styles. It was a lot of fun and was very much enjoyable. Brayden Shawcross 9 Moore Mathematics I had the privilege to mentor two primary school students from St. Mary’s Primary School in Mathematics. I went through the basics of Mathematics, such as multiplication and division. I taught them new things that I believed helped them expand their Mathematics knowledge for future years. The process expanded my leadership skills. It has been a very enjoyable experience to mentor the students and it has been a very rewarding experience. Overall, St. Mary’s Mentoring was an enjoyable experience. We were able to improve our own skills as well as mentor the primary school children. Our coordinator, Mr. Welch was very helpful in guiding us through the program. I am sure that all the mentors have got something out of the program and it has been very rewarding to everyone involved. Frederick Krisman 8 Chanel

We used resources such as BBC Bitesize, ABC Splash, Crash Course videos and other reliable sites to help our mentees improve their learning skills in an engaging way suitable for their ability. We taught about the skeletal system and the different types of energy and how they are transferred from one form to another. We taught the periodic table of elements and reactivity. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience and it was a good challenge. Samuel Silcock 8 Chanel St. Mary’s Mentoring was a very challenging and immersive experience. I tutored the multiple forms of energy, gravity, and plant pollination. I would definitely do it again. This program has been a very interactive and enjoyable experience and the whole science group have grown from it. We are able to learn information too as it is a completely different thing to teach it. As the students we are mentoring have grown, we have grown with them. It is because of this that the program so successful. Ryan Mirabelli 8 Salta Sian Welch Gifted & Talented Coordinator

Northern Sydney Parent Engagement Strategy

CALD community 为中国家长举办的 HSC 学习国语座谈会 * HSC 学习策略

讲座主题:

* 上大学的多种选择途径 * ATAR 计算方式 主讲张学丰先生是拥有丰富经验的悉尼大学教育顾问 - Q&A 会话 - 将会提供点心 日期:8月7日星期四

日期:7月31日星期四 Hornsby Council Chambers

Dougherty Community Centre

地址:296 Pacific Highway Horns-

地址:7 Victor St Chatswood

两个座谈会均在 晚上 5:30-8:30 举办 如欲登记,请联系 John Woodward, Willoughby Council

97777993

0402744378

john.woodward@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

Science During the mentoring program Marist students mentored at St Mary’s Primary School in Science. 11


CAREERS @ Marist WORK EXPERIENCE REMINDER This week, after much preparation, the Year 10 students have ventured out to Work Experience. A reminder to parents that if your son is ill and unable to attend work, both the employer and the College need to be notified. It is also imperative that the College is aware of changes to the previously notified employer details. I wish to thank all parents for their support of this important program and look forward to positive reports from the students and their employers.

UNI OPEN DAYS University of Wollongong Saturday 16th August International College of Management Sunday 17th August UTS, City campus Saturday 30th August 9am - 4pm

RSA | MONDAY 11 AUGUST, 9.00AM - 4.00PM

University of Sydney Saturday 30th August The Year 12 students are to be congratulated on their uptake of 9am - 4pm

the RSA Course. In this busy exam period, it is important for them to Notre Dame University remember the organisation details, see below: Date: Time: Venue:

Monday 11th August 9.00 - 4.00pm, all boys are to arrive by 8.45am Marist College North Shore - meet at La Valla steps.

Students will need to bring writing materials with them on the day. As we have pre-paid for the delivery of this course, there will be no refunds for boys who do not attend the day.

Saturday 30th August 9am - 3pm ANU Saturday 30th August

ACU, Canberra campus Saturday 30th August

TVET APPLICATIONS

ACU, North Sydney campus Saturday 6th September 8:30am – 2:30pm

Year 10 student who wish to apply for TVET and SBAT courses in 2015 are reminded that an additional application form is required. This form is available form Mrs Brown and a link has been provided online. Students should indicate their choice through the online preferences in the first instance however.

UNSW Saturday 6th September 9am – 4pm

UTS, Kuring-gai campus Saturday 6th September If parents require additional information, please don’t hesitate to 11am - 1pm

contact me at the College at nicola.brown@syd.catholic.edu.au or ACU, Strathfield Campus on 9957 5000.

Saturday 13th September 8:30am – 4pm

UAC APPLICATIONS OPEN 2015 Undergraduate Applications Open Wednesday 6 August 2014 Students are recommended to apply by Tuesday 30th September 2014, before the processing charge starts to increase. Students will have until Wednesday 7th January 2015 to finalise preferences for the Main Round of offers. More Info: www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/apply/ `12

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CAREERS @ Marist INFORMATION EVENINGS / EXPOS UWS PARENT INFORMATION EVENING - CAMPBELLTOWN & PENRITH Wed 13th August Parramatta Leagues Club APPRENCTICESHIP & TRAINEESHIP EXPO Wed 13th August, 4pm – 7pm Hornsby War Memorial 2 High Street, Hornsby Contact: Rachelle Elphick 0439 041 020 NOTRE DAME NURSING INFORMATION EVENING Tues 30th September, 6pm Darlinghurst Campus Register: www.nd.edu.au/events/ sydney/nursing-info MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL LEAVERS INFORMATION EVENING Wed 10th December mq.edu.au/future_students/ undergraduate

EARLY OFFER NOTRE DAME YOUNG ACHIEVERS EARLY OFFER PROGRAM 2015 Sydney Campus Information Booklet & Application: www.nd.edu.au/__data/assets/ pdf_file/0003/123690/ND0226_ Early_Offer_Program_WEB.pdf UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY EARLY OFFER Applications open Wed 6th Aug sydney.edu.au/future-students/ domestic/undergraduate/e12/ students/index.shtml

GAP YEAR

SCHOLARSHIPS

CAMP COUNSELORS 2015 APPLICATION LAUNCH & INFORMATION SESSION Mon 4th August, 6.30pm – 7.30pm 99 York Street, Sydney

UTS BACHELOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COOPERATIVE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Round 2 Applications Open: Fri 1st August Close: Tue 30th Sept

IEP WORKING ADVENTURES WORLDWIDE SYDNEY INFORMATION SESSIONS Thurs 7th August STA Travel Shop, 841 George Street, Sydney Work USA Information Session: 6pm – 6.30pm Work Canada and Work Canada Job Fair Information Session: 6.30pm – 7pm Work Britain and Work Britain Visa Kick Start Info Session: 7pm – 7.30pm Online Information Sessions Work Britain and Work Britain Online Visa Kick Start: Mon 11th Aug, 7.15pm – 7.45pm Work USA: Mon 11th Aug 6pm – 6.30pm Work Canada Job Fair and Work Canada: Mon 11th Aug, 6.30pm – 7.15pm Summer Camp USA: Wed 11th Aug, 7.45pm – 8.30pm www.iep.com.au/Events.aspx PROJECTS ABROAD INFORMATION EVENING Wed 20th August, 6.30 – 7.30pm Sydney Central YHA 11 Rawson Place, Sydney www.projects-abroad.com.au/ about-us/meet-us/informationevenings/

OPEN DAY

PRIVATE INSTITUTION ACADEMY OF MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS OPEN DAY Sat 9th August, 10.30am – 2pm, 114 Victoria Road, Rozelle ampa.edu.au COCO REPUBLIC DESIGN SCHOOL INFORMATION EVENING Tue 12th August, 6pm – 7.30pm, Coco Republic Design Centre 24 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria APM COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION OPEN DAY Sat 16th August enquiries@apm.edu.au www.apm.edu.au/about-apm/ upcoming-events AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF MUSIC OPEN DAY Sat 16th August, 10am – 3pm 1-55 Foveaux St, Sydney www.aim.edu.au/events/2014/ open-day BILLY BLUE COLLEGE OF DESIGN CAREER DISCOVERY WORKSHOP Sat 16th August 171 Pacific Highway, North Sydney Email: info@billyblue.edu.au Phone: 02 9492 3242 CATC DESIGN SCHOOL CAREER DISCOVERY WORKSHOP Sat 16th August, 11am – 2pm 1-5 Hickson Road, The Rocks www.catc.edu.au/events/careerdiscovery-days-and-nights/ sydney-events/saturday-16thaugust-2014-catc-open-day 13


DEBATING CSDA SEMI-FINALS

Our team on the night was Hamish Buchanan, Josh Hortinella and Samuel How as 3rd. By all accounts these students debated exceptionally well. The 4th member of the team was Luke Gallen who has been a willing reserve for the final series. Overall the team won seven out of eight debates. Their coach Mr Rob Taylor has supported all season with his time and advice. Last term, the College successfully hosted a portion of the CSDA quarter-finals, with our debaters being on hand to facilitate the night.

Our Year 11 Debaters (L-R): Hamish Buchanan, Luke Gallen, Joshua Hortinela & Samuel How

Our debating season has finally drawn to a close. In the CSDA semi-finals on Friday 18th July, our Year 11 team were defeated by Bethlehem College Ashfield in a split decision.

Faith in the Arts Series August 2014 7.30pm - 9pm, Mondays 4, 11, 18 August Ron Dyer Centre, 42 Ridge Street, North Sydney Parking in St Mary's Church Grounds

Join us for an evening conversation series on the visual and literary arts and how they illuminate our faith.

We thank our Headmaster, Mr Tony Duncan for attending our end of season dinner and for supporting debating throughout the year. Greg Quinn Debating Coordinator

COUNSELLING RESEARCH ON INTEREST IN SCIENCE All students between the ages of 13 and 16 years are invited to participate in a research project being undertaken by myself, Dawn Russell, as part of a Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Charles Sturt University. It will involve a survey administered during school hours. Please take the time to read the information sent home and reply through your son’s tutor group or the front office. Please contact me at the College for any further information. Dawn Russell College Counsellor

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SPORT SOCCER

SNOWSPORTS Congratulations to Will Neuhaus (9 Chanel) who had a successful run on the ski fields during the term break.

Marist North Shore’s U/13A Soccer team competed in the MCC Finals on Thursday 24th July. This was first chance at glory in over 30 years in this divisions and, after a stellar season, the boys looked to be formidable competition for the Lewisham side.

His results included:

The team got off to a solid start being one 1st - Amelia McGuiness goal up at half-time thanks to Nicholas Cross Country Relay Sprint Race Pagano. However, shortly after the beginning of the second half, Lewisham leveled 1-1 as 2nd - U/16 NSW Cross Country Skiing Distance their momentum build. Championships

2nd - U/16 ACT Cross Country Skiing Distance Championships Will has many more events to come this ski season and we wish him the very best of luck!

Nicholas Pagano on his way to the goal during the first half

REFEREES WANTED Ages 15 years & Older

With ten minutes left on the clock, Lewisham scored the clinching goal leaving the final score 2-1. To the Marist North Shore team’s credit, they had numerous opportunities at goal due but just had no luck converting it into goals.

Our Summer OZ TAG Competition will start on Tuesday 14th October 2014 at Tunks Park, Cammeray. All games will be played on a Tuesday after school and during daylight savings.

Overall, the season has been an outstanding one and the boys should hold their heads hgih and feel very proud of their efforts and accomplishment this season despite just missing out on the trophy. This team has much to build upon next year where hopefully a premiership is in their reach again.

We are looking for students who are 15 years and older who would like to become a OZ TAG Referee and be PAID. There are limited Spaces, so please advise us if you would like to be involved.

A special thankyou to all the Year 7 supporters who turned out and gave the boost the team needed for this big game.

The competition is for both Boys & Girls from ages 5 to 16.

For all enquiries please contact Annette Hema on 0404 610 048 or email: brothersoztag@hotmail.com

Well done boys!

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VOLUNTEER ROSTERS CANTEEN 28 Jul: Linda Fung, Debbie Jenkins, Liz McGuire, Izabel Silva-Lindsey, Veronica Valderas 29 Jul: Maria Pagano, Colin Wilson, Cathy Criniti 30 Jul: Sam Adderton, Erica Keri, Robyn Mathôt-Gwozdecky 31 Jul: Lizzy Chant, Leanne O’Grady, Antoniette Raynal, Jenny Winter 1 Aug: Karen Ferguson, Suzanne Fraser, Zarli French-Thompson, Sandra Garratt, Lisa James, Kim Walker 4 Aug: Lisa Brink, Penny Davis, Julie Moriaty, Maureen Knox, Jackie Pickton, Lee Sternberg 5 Aug: Pip Byrne, Nicola Hart, Lyndal Jenney, Theodora Manos, Andrea Morgan, Chris Saunder 6 Aug: Leanne Bishop, Ann Catanzariti, Margie Morgan, Katharine Watts 7 Aug: Julie Gaidzkar, Maureen McKee, Sandra Robinson, Anton Singh, Kasumi Tucker 8 Aug: Dominica Edwards, Melanie Lindquist, Susan Mayall, Joanna Milenkiewicz, Michele Mulligan, Jennifer Vahldieck UNIFORM SHOP 30 Jul: Gemma Metzker, Tracy Pitts, Josie Spano, Katherine Borkowski 6 Aug: Ann Haron, Anna Ng, Angie Ong, Sira Tchaprazian, Elizabeth Hipwell

ACCOUNTS

28 Jul>8 Aug: HSC Trial Exams 28 Jul>1 Aug: Year 10 Work Experience 28>31Jul: Year 11 Ministry Week 28 Jul: Year 7 Geography Excursion - Part 1 Solidarity - Night Patrol (Salta) 29 Jul: ICAS English Competition 30 Jul: Year 7 Geography Excursion - Part 2 30>31 Jul: Year 8 French Festival 31 Jul: Year 11 Reflection Day Solidarity - Surry Hills (Kelly) 5 Aug: Year 10 Subject Interviews, 1.00pm - 5.00pm Year 10 - Half Day, dismissed at 12.45pm Parent Consultation Meeting - MCNS Strategic Planning Mackillop Library & Resource Centre, 7pm 6 Aug: Year 10 English Excursion 8 Aug: Year 8 Reflection Day 11 Aug: PUPIL FREE DAY (Staff Day) Solidarity - Night Patrol (Chanel) 12 Aug: Year 12 return to classes ICAS Mathematics Competition 15 Aug: Solidarity - Surry Hills (Moore) 20 Aug: Marist Oratory Competition 21 Aug: MCC Athletics Carnival 22 Aug: WALKATHON 25>29 Aug: CULTURAL WEEK 25 Aug: Solidarity - Night Patrol (Kelly) 28 Aug: Winter Sports Photos 29 Aug: Solidarity - Surry Hills (Salta) 2 Sep: College Chess Championship 4 Sep: MCC Volleyball 5 Sep: Fathers Day Breakfast 8>17 Sep: YEAR 11 ASSESSMENT WEEK

FEE STATEMENTS

Parenting Programs Child & Adolescent Parenting

A reminder that School Fees for Term 2 are well past their due date. Families should have received their reminder Statements by both post and email during the school holidays. The College community would greatly appreciate your payment.

Tuning into Teens Courses Skills to communicate with your teenagers so that you understanding each other better and are able to build positive relationships. Chatswood 5wks/2.5hrs 12/8-9/9, 7-9.30pm

Please contact us at the College on 9957 5000 or at accounts@maristns.catholic.edu.au RESIDENCY STATUS Parents are requested that if your visa/ residency status has been updated or that you have gain Australian citizenship since your son’s enrolment, that you please ensure that you notify the College and provide a copy of your latest documents for our records. Mark Brooks Business Manager 16

LOOKING AHEAD

Dealing with Teen’s Backchat Workshop Learn how to restore a respectful and positive relationship, understand what its like being a teenager and learn how to talk to that they listen to you. Chatswood 5/8, 7-9.30pm Enquiries: 9887 5830 www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/services/CAP

High Notes #10 - 28th July 2014  

Marist College North Shore newsletter

High Notes #10 - 28th July 2014  

Marist College North Shore newsletter

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