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Vol. 50

Issue #17

24th November 2014

Marist College North Shore Leadership Team 2015


FROM THE HEADMASTER Dear Parents, Students and Teachers, STUDENT LEADERSHIP This edition of High Notes is looking at the College’s student leadership. The photo on the front cover is of the new student leaders for 2015. This College has some real opportunities for leadership that are available to students. There has been significant preparatory work done in the forming of the new incoming student Houses this year. In moving to six Houses, the House Coordinators recommended that we modify the student leadership structure. Beginning next year there will be six House Captains in addition to the College Captain and College Vice-Captain. We have also appointed four additional Captains with specific portfolios. The portfolios are: • • • •

Faith and Solidarity Academic Culture and Arts Sport

Each student in Year 12 is able to apply for a Blue Tie. The Blue Tie recognises that a student has made a significant contribution through study, conduct, sport and service to the life of the College. Each student who receives the Blue Tie will be considered by their House Coordinator to be a leader and will be available to assist the House Captain and House Coordinator in the leadership of their House activities. Last week the Year 10 students have been applying to become Peer Support Leaders. The Peer Support Leaders receive training in Peer Support and commence their work as leaders with the incoming Year 7 students at the beginning of the new year. Each students from Years 9 to 12 are encouraged to join Solidarity and to commit themselves to helping the less fortunate in our community. Solidarity gives these students a very real experience of caring for our neighbour. Further opportunities are available to senior students to assist junior students through the Potential Group that operates on Wednesday afternoons. The Potential Group seeks to assist students who are struggling with their class work to receive some assistance and to work to become more organised in their approach to school. 2

Finally, the College Tutor Group structure encourages every senior student to take on a leadership role in their Tutor Group on a daily basis. I believe that this Tutor Group structure is one of the great secrets behind the positive nature of our student community. Our understanding of leadership is based on Jesus’ model of servant leadership. Our leaders are being asked to enact a form of leadership that is ‘other centred’. GROOMING POLICY UPDATED Please see below our updated Grooming Policy: Students are expected to be neat and well groomed at all times. Hair is to be kept short, neat and tidy, off the collar, off the face, of consistent natural colour, of gradual even grade and all extremes of fashion are to be avoided. Some examples of “styles” that are unacceptable include: dyed hair, ‘ridges’, ‘lines’, ‘undercuts’, ‘steps’, ‘bowl cuts’, any excessive shaping with gel and any shaving cuts (specifically Grade #1). In all cases the Deputy Headmaster will decide what is acceptable. Students with unacceptable haircuts will be suspended from school. Boys must be clean-shaven when they come to school each day. NEW WEBSITE Last week, we proudly launched our new College website. I encourage you to take a look, and in particular, review the ‘For Parents’ section which might refresh your memory about day-to-day information that will help you. Tony Duncan Headmaster


FROM THE DEPUTY HEADMASTER DIGNITY & RESPECT FOR WOMEN On Tuesday 11th November, a pastoral period was held for all students across Years 7 to 11. The focus of the pastoral period was to examine the dignity and respect for women. In our all male student population it was seen as necessary to evoke some values in how our young men should behave and respond when in the company of girls and women. The aim was to elevate the dignity of women. As young men it is easy to limit our awareness of the women in our lives to our mothers, sisters and other female friends yet this viewpoint disregards the majority of the world’s population. Women too often are used or viewed as a commodity, the lesser sex, and are too often stereotyped into gender roles which disregards the dignity and respect that all women should be afforded. The aim of the assembly was for the boys to walk out of the assembly with a better standing point from which to give the women in our lives the respect and dignity they deserve. Respect creates Respect. I include for your benefit the outline of the assembly: • Video presentation ‘Like a Girl’ - Click here • Tiernan Byrne, who was the MC, introduced the concept of the assembly to students • Mr Anthony Munro and senior students opened with Prayer • 1st Speaker, Miss Ann McGovern, described her experience as a female teacher in a boys school • 2nd Speaker, Patrick Bezzi (11 Chanel) provided insights on teenage relationships and the social media impact • A video presentation created by Joshua Hortinela (11 Kelly) • 3rd Speaker, Mr Daniel Brown, provided his thoughts on respect from the perspective of a Father of girls and from a sporting background • 4th Speaker, Mrs Jane Rorke gave her perspective on Respect as a Mother of three boys and how she instils respect in them and maturity • Daniel Farnham (11 Chanel) launched a competition for a Poster/Video/Creative Writing on Respect and Dignity that all students can enter I would like to acknowledge the work of Ms. McGrath and Mr. Davidson for their planning, thoughts and organisation of a highly successful assembly. Furthermore to our seniors, Patrick

Bezzi, Daniel Farnham, Tiernan Byrne and Joshua Hortinela, I would like to acknowledge their leadership in presenting such a mature and positive approach to exploring the dignity and respect for women. I encourage parents to discuss with their sons the messages and thoughts shared within the assembly. Following is an excerpt from Patrick’s speech to the assembly: Respect of women extends to all aspects of life, at this College we have many great and strong female teachers who command and deserve our respect all day and everyday. We can’t just switch our morals and values on and off with different females at different times. All women deserve our complete and utter respect one hundred percent of the time. Respect and Dignity of Women I believe is still there, we’re just too scared to show it. Personally I know at times its easier to conform and go along with your mates and participate in the now norm of disrespecting and putting women down. We all did it at some point until we are brought back to earth. This assembly is one of those bring back to earth moments but my aim is for you and myself not to leave here and remember it for a week and then by next week say “What assembly?” I want us to take this in and remember it and for it to initiate change. I was asked to present to you because I’m not near perfect when it comes to this behaviour; no one here is. I know it’s going on and I know everything today will affect and relate to me. But it’s not about being the perfect one. It’s about being able to open your eyes at some point and realise the impact you are having. To the guys in my year, we are at the top of the food chain now, even if some of us thought we have been since Year 9, it’s now when our behaviours and attitudes are on show and Year 7’s and Year 8’s will look up to us and mimic us. It’s not just my year though. Boys, every one of you, there is at least one person who looks up to you and I believe every person you meet leaves an impact in your life. So it starts here boys. Make a change, change your attitude and that will make all the difference. As Barack Obama said “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are change that we seek”. Stop blaming others and going along with this behaviour. We can destroy this culture and give women the respect and dignity they deserve. Become the bigger man.

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FROM THE DEPUTY HEADMASTER STUDENT LEADERSHIP At our recent Headmasters Assembly, the new Leadership Team was announced and presented to the College community. With the formation of two new Houses, the structure of

Our Leadership Team for 2015 is as follows:

Vice-Captain Hamish Buchanan

Chanel House Captain Daniel Farnham

Kelly House Captain Thomas Criniti

Faith & Solidarity Captain Tiernan Byrne

Academic Captain Roupen Minassian

MacKillop House Captain Tobias Davidson

Montagne House Captain Kaspers Walker

Culture & Arts Captain Raine Graham

Sports Captain Patrick Bezzi

Moore House Captain Jack Stapelfeldt

Salta House Captain James O’Connell

Captain Luke Gallen

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the Leadership Team has been reviewed and some changes made to the existing structures.


FROM THE DEPUTY HEADMASTER

FAITH FORMATION

FINAL WEEKS

YEAR 8 & 10 RE TESTS

Year 10 Year 10 students finished their exams two weeks ago. They should be receiving feedback and evaluating their performance, examining their strengths and developing ways to improve. While the exams have finished, all Year 10 students have been reminded that the course content in all subjects still needs to be completed and their cooperation and focus needs to be of a high standard. Year 10 students finish school for the year on Friday 5th December. The final weeks for Year 10 will have some alternate arrangements where some of the focus will be preparing for their senior studies. All details have be sent home in a letter via email to parents.

Parents should have received from their sons the individual results page from the recent Religious Education Test. If you have not received this yet, please ask your son for it. It would be beneficial to discuss your son’s performance with him, affirming positive achievements and looking at areas in which to improve.

Year 11 (HSC 2015) Our High Distinction recepients Year 11 in most courses will be approaching or have just completed their first HSC It is pleasing to recognise the significant number assessment task. Remaining settled, focused, of students who achieved a High Distinction or working with their teachers, and working Distinction: collaboratively, are ways to manage this Year 8 Year 10 busy time. Year 11 students finish school for Award High Adrian Cheung Joshua Burn the year on Friday 5th December. Year 7, 8 and 9 Year 9 students have just completed their Assessment Week. The Year 7 and 8 Assessment Week is in Week 8 (24th - 28th November). All students have been emailed a copy of their assessment schedule for these times. Students should be working with their teachers in preparation for the assessments. Years 7, 8 and 9 will conclude for the year on Thursday 11th December, after the Christmas liturgy, at approximately 12:30pm. David Forrester Deputy Headmaster

Distinction Daniel Walsh Daniel Mooney

Jacob Rizk Robert Fitzgerald Matthew Hutchings Matthew Parker Matthew Chhoeu

Distinction Vittorio Arellano Michael Gribben Lucas Kohn Michelangelo Iera Jack Davenport Ryan Mirabelli Riley Sanders Edward Atkinson Benjamin Hipwell Angelo Mendonca Zachary MitchellKnight Evan Peake James Miller Benjamin Buchanan Patrick Russo Roy Nelson Liam O’Gready Bennett Johnstone William Geeves

Matthew McQueen Alec Morgan Nathan Niguidula Aaron Panozzo William Atkinson James Muil Blas Lamberti Gonzalez Lukas Powling Stathis Petratos Thomas Priddle Jack Rogers Darcy Bowers Frank Separovich Carlos VegaVallejo Eric Manolev Bill Nelson Alexander Paine Maximillian Reyes Lewis Boyd 5


FAITH FORMATION Distinction cont.

Thomas Hampson Josiah Zanardo Ethan Cook Oliver Wheeler

Justin Moon Andrew Cipriano Quinn Kirkby Robert Bullen William Coyle Thomas McGowan William McGuire Aiden Cox

Year 8 also received 70 Credits and Year 10 received 52 Credits. This is a remarkable achievement so well done to all of our students! All students will receive a certificate. These will be distributed in Religion classes. Anthony Munro Director of Faith Formation YEAR 9 EVANGELISATION DAY On Friday 14th November, seven Year 9 boys travelled to Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College in Burwood by train, to participate in an Evangelisation Day with Catholic schools from all around Sydney. The theme of the day was ‘Home’. Through social media, family and friendships, people gain a sense of belonging, in a way making certain places a ‘Home’. The event was dominantly held in a theatrelike auditorium. Taking our seats, Mr Dela Cruz, our accompanying teacher, mysteriously disappeared. Little did we know that he was co-leading the songs for the day with his guitar and vocals. We were encouraged to be enthusiastic about the day, songs and activities we participated in, while having fun. Anthony, a guest speaker, shared with us his personal experiences of the church being a home to him and how, while in Year 9, he asked himself big questions of his existence. He regularly participates in Church activities such as youth groups and engages with many people from his Maronite Catholic community. From these experiences, Anthony has made new friends and formed a sense of belonging with his church community. In this way, Anthony views the church as a home. We were challenged to participate in Church activities within our own community and deepen our appreciation for the Church.

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Recess brought a surprise as we were asked to pose for a photo with a cardboard standee of Pope Francis. Even more of a surprise was later finding out that this photo was put into the Mosman Daily! After recess, we were paired with students from Casimir Catholic College in Marrickville to reflect upon Anthony’s words and how they are relevant to our own lives. Then we were tasked to build a church out of foamboard with symbols drawn on it that represented the church as a home. The main idea behind this was what things make a place home and how can they be put into the context of a church? We came up with people, love, care, multicultures and much more. While our construction skills were not evident as the front and back of the roof had no cover, I believe we met the brief as well as had a lot of fun working together and socialising along the way. At lunch time, we were supplied with good old sausages in a roll. Some of us took the opportunity to talk and socialise with some girls from Domremy College in Five Dock. Others… well...they sat on the sidelines and watched. We had a good time getting to know each other with many laughs throughout lunch. We returned to the auditorium for a mass. The priest had a look at our churches and noticed that there was nothing inside any of them. A church can look as spectacular as St Mary’s Cathedral or as humble as a country cottage but at the end of the day, it’s the people, objects, rituals and beliefs inside them that can make them a home. The mass had a similar structure to what students here are used to, Mr Dela Cruz again handled the music, a final photo with the Pope was taken and then we left. Overall, the day was very different to other Catholic events we were used to. It contained faith, reflections, fun, but best of all, socialising and the building of confidence. Matthew Failla 9 Salta


FAITH FORMATION ARCHBISHOP’S MASS OF INSTALLATION

SOCIAL JUSTICE DAY

The new Archbishop of Sydney, Most Reverend Anthony Fisher, had his liturgical reception and Mass of Installation take place at St Mary’s Cathedral on 12th November. The ninth Archbishop of Sydney was greeted by a crowd of over 2000. This included distinguished guests such as Former PM John Howard, Premier Mike Baird and Mayor Clover Moore, amongst other religious leaders such as the Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed. During the service, a direct message from Pope Francis was read, which acknowledged Anthony Fisher as the new Metropolitan Archbishop of Sydney. The greater majority of his homily was directed towards the unity and cohesion of religious and secular branches of society. Testament to this change was the attendance of politicians, judges and many leaders of other religions.

On Wednesday 12th November, eight students made up of Year 9 to Year 11 students made their way to Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College in Burwood to attend the annual Social Justice Day hosted by the Catholic Education Office Sydney. The day allowed students to explore various social justice issues and how to be an agent of change using the analogy of what it means to be a player on the sporting field. The students gained valuable insight into various social justice issues. Below are some reflections: It was a day for learning and experience. There were various presentations about how to be a good sportsperson whether you win or lose, a presentation from the Bishop of Broome and the Kimberley region and two workshops - how much the world lives in poverty and about children in detention centres. The lesson about children in detention centers was especially moving for myself and other students from various schools. We took a look at some drawings that were done by kids in detention centres, with one reading “we want to go to school”, which showed to me what a lack of education these kids get. The day was an eye opening experience that finished off with an enjoyable music performance by a few of the teachers from various schools that attended. Liam Brogan 10 Kelly

Mr Munro with Luke and Hamish at the Mass

The new Archbishop must lead the Church boldly against new societal issues that have only arisen in recent decades. Having completed a Doctorate in Bioethics at the University of Oxford, and studies of law and theology, Most Reverend Anthony Fisher aims to use his skills to combat these contemporary issues. Marist College North Shore wishes him well during his service as Archbishop of Sydney, knowing that he will lead the Church with strength and presence.

The Social Justice day was an enriching experience that helped my understanding of various social justice issues in today’s society and more importantly how individuals and communities can unite to fight them. Through the use of dramatisations and keynote speakers, the Catholic Education Office was able to effectively engage the audience and raise awareness of issues concerning our society. Ben Ingram 10 Moore

Luke Gallen & Hamish Buchanan College Captain & Vice-Captain Michael Dela Cruz Youth Ministry Coordinator

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SOLIDARITY CATHOLIC MISSION SEMINAR

AUSTRALIAN MARIST SOLIDARITY

Two weeks ago, the students in Marist Solidarity were fortunate enough to have special guests attend their Term 4 meeting. The guests from Catholic Mission, were in attendance to discuss the incredibly important social justice issues of global poverty and children in detention.

On Tuesday 18th November, Marist College North Shore played host to the Australian Marist Solidarity (AMS) Christmas campaign launch. The event was held to help raise awareness and funds for some of the projects that the AMS office is undertaking. An explanation of the projects and how you can donate can be found on the next page.

The representatives from Catholic Mission presented the facts to us through a fun workshop where a select few students were chosen to be the minority of the world, those with wealth, freedom, food and a variety of other services we take for granted while the rest of the students were told to sit in a small, cramped area and barely given basic essentials of life such as food, water and health services.

Although we had fun, the underlying message of the workshop was that this is a reality in the majority of countries around the world. One of the most shocking aspects of the presentation was a photo that was presented showing the plethora of inequality present in the world’s allocation of wealth. In the end, it was a highly informative meeting, resulting in each individual having an increased awareness of how privileged we truly are to live in Australia. Tiernan Byrne Faith & Solidarity Captain 8

Our student volunteers on the evening with Br. Al Sherry

The success of the event was in no small part due to the work of Mr Peter Sherringham and Ms Georgia Moloney - both of these staff members spent countless hours in catering and preparing for the event. A big thank you must also go to the students who represented the College on the evening, undertaking a range of activities from welcoming guests, to serving food, playing the piano and cleaning. The feedback received from the guests was of high praise and what wonderful representatives these students are to the College. Please see below a picture of some of the students with Br. Al Sherry, Executive Director of AMS. Stephen Versteegh Solidarity Coordinator


SOLIDARITY

To donate: Make a direct deposit to AMS Solidarity International Aid Fund BSB: 062 000 Acc #: 1432 8927 Donate online at:

www.australianmaristsolidarity.com.au

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HSIE YEAR 10 GEOGRAPHY JAMBEROO EXCURSION Fieldwork is an important part of the study of Geography and caters for a variety of learning styles. Year 10 Semester TwonGeography students used this geographical tool to increase their understanding of the subject matter in the Year 10 Geography syllabus by travelling to Jamberoo to experience Jamberoo Action Park on 17th October. Set among forty hectares of landscaped gardens and parklands, Jamberoo Action Park exposed students to issues in Australian environments. Students worked on one of their Year 10 Geography assessment tasks during the field trip as they identified and gathered geographical information and applied geographical tools.

Students began learning immediately as they completed activities on the bus trip to Jamberoo which consisted of observing and taking note of their surroundings, focusing on the location of Jamberoo Action Park and describing the topography as they approached the Park. At the Park, students learnt about the Park as a unique recreation venue, water management, expansion and conflict and the Park as a tourism enterprise.

It was discovered that Jamberoo Action Park is a leader in the environmental stakes being the only theme park in the country to recycle 100% of the water it consumes, ensuring that not a single drop is wasted. NSW’s largest theme park uses twenty-million litres of water a year, which according to Sydney Water is equivalent to filling twenty Olympic-sized swimming pools. Due to the Park’s remote location with limited access to sewer or fresh water, it has developed a conscientious environmental policy, with nearly $200,000 invested in ecological upgrades over the past several years.

Back in the classroom, students were asked to think about the discoveries that they made while out “in the field” and synthesise the information gathered during the field trip. The excursion was a most enjoyable educational experience enabling students to appreciate a wonderful part of God’s creation. The students are to be commended for being excellent ambassadors for the College in the wider community. Thankyou to the staff at Jamberoo Action Park for contributing to the education of our Year 10 Geographers and to Mr Giles, Mr Janczuk and Mr Jones who accompanied and supervised the students on the excursion. Joe Alvaro Acting Leader of Learning - HSIE

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LANGUAGES FRENCH V AUSTRALIAN GASTRONOMY Year 8 French classes have been exploring the culture of food in France. Boys were set the task of writing an opinion piece in which they compare and contrast gastronomy in French versus Australian contexts. Boys demonstrated their knowledge and applied their wit in their responses. Here is a sample of some observations from Salta Year 8 and Kelly Year 8 classes: The French Gastronomic Meal vs. The Great Aussie Barbecue by Evan Peake The differences between the Aussie barbeque and the French Gastronomical Meal is that at the French meal there is actually an order that the food is brought out whereas at an Aussie barbeque it is first come first serve. At an Aussie Barbeque when the food is ready it is like everybody turns into pelicans and swarms towards the table with all the food. At a French Gastronomical Meal everybody is organised and eat at a table. They also all have to prepare the meal altogether whereas at an Aussie Barbeque it is mostly the males who cook the girls gossip and the kids go and play at the park or in the backyard until dinner is ready. Another reason why the French Gastronomic Meal is different from the Great Aussie Barbecue is that at a French Gastronomical Meal they order for snails for appetiser and meat for main and so on. At Aussie barbeque it is just a big feast. Another reason why a French Gastronomical meal differs to the Great Aussie Barbecue is that at a French meal the kids and parents have wine with their dinner whilst at an Aussie barbecue the kids have their soft drinks and the parents have their bottles of beer. Australia vs France by Josiah Zanardo Australia and France both have very different and unique food cultures. Australia has its ‘Great Outdoor’ classic barbeque while the French have their gastronomic meal. While the two are very different in a lot of ways, they are both quite similar. They both have a culture of ‘togetherness’ while enjoying their respective cuisines. The French cuisine has been around for a lot longer than the Australian barbeque, but

both have developed a lot since they were first invented and new things have been tried out to make the cuisine even better. The French dishes take much, much longer to create and for the amount of time it takes I do not think there is enough food at the end. The Australian barbeque however always makes enough for everyone. Both of them are usually made by most of the people in the family or with friends and everyone helps out. The French and Aussie cuisines are different in the aspect that the Australian culture takes place more outside while the French is more indoors. In the end I think that the Australian barbeque usually tastes much better (not always) and that is why I prefer the Australian cuisine over the French cuisine. France vs Australia by Liam Donovan In France, a family lunch is more than a few snags on the barbie, its more than a stale Coles cheesecake and some Bundaberg ginger beer. It’s a cultural tradition! A French family takes time in their meals, they have multiple courses with many different types of foods, but an Australian barbeque only contains sausages from the local butcher, some stale wedges from the Woolies up the road, and some Magnums from the servo five minutes away, but to many local Australians (Including me) this give the Australian backyard barbeque character! An Australian barbeque can be set up without planning, unlike a French gastronomic meal. You don’t need to put large amounts of effort in the food, it does not take hours to prepare and it can happen any time of the day! You can have a barbie in the morning, with some snags and bacon on the grill. In the arvo with some sausages and buns or at night with a few steaks and wedges. “I have a barbie every Sunday, its a great time to bring the family together” - Davo from Wagga Wagga. But on the other hand a French gastronomic meal pays off once the food is ready to eat. You will have a variety of foods from a nice broth or some fish for an entree, some veal or chicken for the main course and a delicious crêpe for dessert, and throw in some baguettes for good measure. 11


LANGUAGES

POSITION VACANT

“I have a French gastronomic meal every Sunday, its a great time to bring the family together” - Davo from Paris. So both Australian barbies and French gastronomic meals both have their positive and negatives, but from personal experience I prefer the good old Australian backyard Sunday barbeque.

RESEARCH SHOWS...

We are looking for a Front Office Casual Staff Member to cover sick leave and help with extra work on an ad hoc basis. Hours: Days as required, often at very short notice Remuneration: Hourly pay + 9.5% super

Research shows that children who speak more than one language have an advantage over their monolingual playmates when it comes to communication, understanding and social interaction. But the benefits go even further if children can be encouraged to take a formal qualification, such as the British secondary exams known as the ‘GCSE’, as this short film describes. See more at: www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/ your-languages-your-future#sthash.B3dbdUUo. lPSVfx3g.dpuf

The role will require the successful applicant to assist the Front Office staff. This is a busy working environment dealing with parents, students and teachers. Tasks will include noting student absences, assisting at reception, filing and working on other office tasks. This is a diverse role and the ideal candidate will have excellent communication and IT skills and be a quick learner. Start Date: 27/1/2015 Please send your application for the attention of the Headmaster to: northshore@maristcollege. com. Applications close Friday 5 December 2014, 4.00pm Appointment subject to NSW & CEO Child Protection Screening

Newsflash: New Opportunity

Are you a maths whiz? Do you enjoy puzzles and problem solving? Did you know linguists use mathematical problem-solving skills to model human languages? The formal (mathematical) study of human language is called linguistics. In 2015, Marist College North Shore students will be invited to participate in a linguistics competition run by OzCLO. OzCLO is a contest for high school students. It challenges them to develop their own strategies for solving problems in fascinating real languages. The program is open to students from Year 9 to Year 12. For more information, go to: www.ozclo.org.au or speak to Dr Jensen (French, English & HSIE teacher). 12


TAS YEAR 9 FOOD TECHNOLOGY STAFF LUNCH

On Friday 14th November 9FTE1 prepared a delicious buffet lunch for staff of the College as part of their Food Service and Catering unit. The boys worked extremely hard to develop their menu, complete food orders and workflows as well as prepare, cook and present their food for the lunch.

The lunch was well attended by staff and the boys received great feedback for the quality and presentation of their food. Well done to the boys on a great effort! Sean Dowe TAS

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Giant Swing Laser Tag Leap of faith Drop pole

The y Collaro Centre

Archery Rock climbing High ropes

Junior m Progra -6 Year 3

Abseiling Low ropes Vertical challenge Surfing

Senior m Progra -9 Year 7

SUP Minute to win it Treasure Hunt

www.campblue.com.au 02 9400 9413

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CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS

SPORT

2015 MUSIC TUITION RE-ENROLMENT

CONGRATULATIONS

If your son wishes to continue his involvement in the Music Tuition Program in 2015 you will need to complete an application form.

We congratulate Yea 9 Chanel student Will Neuhaus on being selected as a finalist in the NewsLocal Junior Sportstar of the Year 2014 Awards for his Biathlon and Cross Country Skiing achievements.

All current students and Year 7 Music Tuition parents were emailed the form last week. If you wish to receive a form as a new member to the Program, please contact Carolyn O’Brien via email at the College. It would be advisable to aim to have forms returned by Week 9 so the Music Tutors can organise their day/s and numbers for the start of the year.

The winner will be announced at a presentation evening in February 2015. Best of luck to Will on the night!

Carolyn O’Brien Leader of Learning - Creative & Performing Arts

P&F P&F CHRISTMAS FUNCTION 2014 Our end of year Christmas function will be held on Friday 28th November, 6:30pm - 10:00pm in the O’Mara Plaza at the College. Please note, this is a parent/adult only function. Students and siblings are not permitted to attend. The cost is $27.50 per guest and this includes finger food and beverages. All attendees must present their ticket upon entry to the event please. Tickets can now be purchased via the online booking system: http://www.trybooking.com/110724 Booking close Tuesday 25th November so be quick! It’s a wonderful opportunity to get together with the College Staff in attendance and meet other parents. We look forward to seeing you there! Claire Manning P&F Secretary 0419 698 484 pnf@maristns.catholic.edu.au

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VOLUNTEER ROSTERS CANTEEN 24 Nov: Louise Burton, Cathy Kinsella, Jennifer Sheldon, Leonie Siutz, Tara Smith, Christina Young 25 Nov: Katherine Borkowski, Sandra Fitzgerald, Kirsty Hudson, Melanie Sanchez 26 Nov: Amanda Gallen, Meg Neuhaus, Sarah Panozzo, Ruth Scholes, Sue Van Twest 27 Nov: Rosina Aloe, Barbara Doll, Catherine Dovgan, Liz Parr 28 Nov: France Booth, Fiona Lucas, Jane O’Shea 1 Dec: Linda Fung, Debbie Jenkins, Liz McGuire, Izabel Silva-Lindsey, Veronica Valderas 2 Dec: Maria Pagano, Colin Wilson, Cathy Criniti 3 Dec: Sam Adderton, Erica Keri, Robyn Mathôt-Gwozdecky 4 Dec: Lizzy Chant, Leanne O’Grady, Antoinette Raynal, Jenny Winter 5 Dec: Karen Ferguson, Suzanne Fraser, Zarli French-Thompson, Sandra Garratt, Lisa James, Kim Walker UNIFORM SHOP 26 Nov: Colin Wilson, Janet Gill, Luija Gribben, Janet Pereira 3 Dec: Ann Haron, Angie Ong, Sira Tchaprazian

ACCOUNTS OVERDUE FEE STATEMENTS A reminder to parents/guardians that school fees are all now overdue for payment. Reminders were sent out during the holidays to those who still had statements outstanding. It would be appreciated if those payments could be made promptly. If you have any queries, please contact Accounts on 9957 5000 or at accounts@maristns. catholic.edu.au Mark Brooks Business Manager

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LOOKING AHEAD 24>28 Nov: Year 7 & 8 Assessment Week 4 Dec: Year 10 & 11 Champagnat Gold 5 Dec: TERM 4 CONCLUDES FOR YEAR 10 & 11 Solidarity - Surry Hills (Moore) 10 Dec: Year 7, 8 & 9 Chamagnat Gold 11 Dec: TERM 4 CONCLUDES FOR YEARS 7, 8 & 9 15 Dec: Solidarity - Night Patrol (Kelly) 18 Dec: COLLEGE CLOSES FOR 2014 19 Dec: Solidarity - Surry Hills (Salta) 19 Jan: COLLEGE OPENS FOR 2015 28 Jan: Year 7 Orientation Day Uniform Shop open 29 Jan: ALL STUDENTS RETURN FOR 2015 30 Jan: SWIMMING CARNIVAL Solidarity - Surry Hills (Moore) 9>11 Feb: YEAR 7 CAMP 9 Feb: Solidarity - Night Patrol (Kelly) 13 Feb: Solidarity - Surry Hills (Salta) 18 Feb: Ash Wednesday 20 Feb: COMMENCEMENT MASS Year 7 Marist Induction & Laptop Rollout P&F Welcome Drinks 23 Feb: Kelly House Mass, 6pm Chanel House Mass, 7.15pm Solidarity - Night Patrol (Moore) 24 Feb: Salta House Mass, 6pm Moore House Mass, 7.15pm 25 Feb: Vaccinations - Year 7 HPV & Year 8 HPV Catch up Montagne House Mass, 6pm MacKillop House Mass, 7.15pm 27 Feb: CSDA Public Speaking (Round 1) Solidarity - Surry Hills (Chanel) 6 Mar: CSDA Public Speaking (Round 2) 7 Mar: COLLEGE EXPO DAY 9 Mar: Solidarity - Night Patrol (Salta) 10 Mar: Year 9 Reflection Day 11>19 Mar: YEAR 12 HALF-YEARLY ASSESSMENT WEEK 12 Mar: MCC Tennis MCC Golf 13 Mar: CSDA Public Speaking (Final) Solidarity - Surry Hills (Kelly) 16>20 Mar: YEAR 9 CAMP 19 Mar: MCC Swimming 23 Mar: Solidarity - Night Patrol (Chanel) 26 Mar: MCC Cross Country 27 Mar: CSDA Debating (Round 1) Solidarity - Surry Hills (Moore) 2 Apr: LAST DAY OF TERM 1 3>19 Apr: SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

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