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Vol. 50

Issue #1

10th February 2014

Swimming Carnival 2014

Moore House

Champions


FROM THE HEADMASTER Dear Parents, Students and Friends, I have greatly enjoyed the beginning of the year and the beginning of my time at Marist North Shore. I have come across a new surprise that I had not been expecting, almost on a daily basis. The Swimming Carnival was just one of these surprises. The House spirit, organisation, participation of the students were all unexpectedly high. The venue was also not too bad! Touch Football - one of the many MCC sports the boys get to participate in during the summer season

some of the other ventures are a chance for the students to really help other people who are in need.

Kelly House in full voice during the Swimming Carnival

I have been trying to describe the students to my friends at home. I have come up with inadequate words like ‘friendly’. Another new teacher, Dr Jensen, used the word ‘respectful’, which I believe is more accurate. On meeting the College Staff, I asked them to each nominate three things that they like about our College. When we tallied these the top three were:

1. The support for students 2. The community 3. Marist Spirit and spirit of service

I am impressed with the opportunities that are available to the students at this College. I have noted: music, debating, public speaking and a good set of sports. Some of what I see happening in Teaching and Learning is really outstanding. The opportunities to be part of the Solidarity group are quite unique. The Catholic Education Office has the theme this year of ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.’ (Matt 5:3). The work of the Solidarity group with the poor via Night Patrol, the work in the café or

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Pope Francis has asked us to, ‘Give a voice to the cry of the poor’. I am really keen to see our students continue this wonderful tradition in 2014. We are beginning the planning for our three Immersion experiences to Cambodia, India and the Northern Territory. These are another exciting opportunity for our students to go out to the poor and to learn of other cultures and their needs. The first big chance that we have to meet as a community will be at the Parents & Friends Welcome Drinks on Friday 21st February. I hope you will take the opportunity to be part of this gathering. I am looking forward to meeting this important part of the Marist North Shore community. The school year moves very quickly, even your time as parents at the school will also move very quickly, so lets begin 2014 by gathering as community. Tony Duncan Headmaster

SAVE THE DATE...

Paul Dillon, Director of Drug & Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA), will present on the topic of ‘Drugs, Alcohol and Young People’ Tuesday 8th April, 7pm MacKillop Library & Resource Centre


FROM THE DEPUTY HEADMASTER WELCOME AND SERVICE

GENERAL INFORMATION

Welcome to our new year and a special welcome to all new families to our Marist community. My prayer and hope for our journey together in 2014 is that all in our Marist community feel a sense of connectedness to our Catholic and Marist traditions that enables us to develop strong mind and gentle hearts.

Uniform I would like to thank parents for their efforts in ensuring that their son(s) have returned to school in the uniform in a neat and presentable manner. I ask that parents continue to work with the College in ensuring that students wear their uniform with pride and respect. This means the little things: socks up, top button done up, shirts tucked in, face cleanly shaven - are seen as important by our young men. The boys have been reminded that students who wear their uniform poorly or are not correctly attired will be issued a detention.

Our theme for the year is titled ‘Service’. Once again it has been modelled from the Australian Marist Schools theme of ‘to serve one another’. I have often mentioned to students within the classroom that while we are looking to improve and develop our challenges or weaknesses in a topic, it is important not to lose sight of developing and building on our strengths. I say this because maintaining is not improving. I have always felt that our community at Marist has a healthy understanding of “serving one another”. Our aim through this theme is therefore to learn and continue to explore a deeper sense of the Marist quality of being “others centred”. Thus, hopefully we become committed and passionate to listen to the call of those around us. As in previous years, a banner (see page 4) has been designed to capture some symbolism and evoke some emotion and thought for our theme. We must thank Marcus Woodfield (12 Salta) for his time, energy and skill in depicting the above values from our theme in images and words. Within the artwork we have our title of Service coupled with a quote from a letter from St. Peter, “As each of you receive a gift, use it to serve one another” (1 Peter 4:10). This highlights the importance of sharing who we are and the gifts we have been blessed with, not just people here in our Marist community but also in our wider community. Marcellin Champagnat and Jesus Christ are our shining lights and examples of servant leaders. The image of Marcellin Champagnat carrying and supporting depicts for us the strength, care and love required in serving others. We are reminded of his legacy in this image as he supported so courageously the youth and his fellow Marist Brothers. Courage, Respect and Presence are the values that the College Pastoral Team coupled with the Senior Leadership Team are focusing on in 2014 to ensure a deeper sense of the meaning of service is discovered.

Attendance ‘Boys Education’ literature suggests a settled learning environment, where students are in class as much as possible, as significant in providing the best opportunity for positive learning outcomes. Parents/Guardians are requested to contact the College if their child will be absent from school. Parents/Guardians should note that they should ring before 9:30am on the day of absence. A text will be sent to parents if there son is absent and no phone call has been received. Parents are to apply for Exemption for Leave by completing the required form which can be found on the College webite. This form is required for any planned leave that the student must take.This form must be given to the Headmaster at least two weeks before the required leave. This Upcoming Events Parents are reminded of the upcoming events: •

Mon 10th Feb - Wed 12th Feb Year 7 Camp A compulsory event for all Year 7

Friday 21st February Commencement Mass

Mon 24th Feb - House Mass Moore (6pm) and Salta (7:15pm)

Tues 25th Feb - House Mass Chanel (6pm) and Kelly (7:15pm)

David Forrester Deputy Headmaster 3


FAITH FORMATION SERVICE It is my pleasure to join the Marist College North Shore community as the Director of Faith Formation. I have heard so much about this fine school and I have learnt so much already about the wonderful work done by our students in the community.

As Pope Francis stated in his address to the people of Varginha in Rio last year: “You, can offer the world a valuable lesson in solidarity, a word that is too often forgotten or silenced, because it is uncomfortable. I would like to make an appeal to those in possession of greater resources, to public authorities and to all people of good will who are working for social justice: never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity! No one can remain insensitive to the inequalities that persist in the world! Everybody, according to his or her particular opportunities and responsibilities, should be able to make a personal contribution to putting an end to so many social injustices. The culture of selfishness and individualism that often prevails in our society is not what builds up and leads to a more habitable world: it is the culture of solidarity that does so, seeing others not as rivals or statistics, but brothers and sisters.”

The College theme for the year is Service – the act of helping or doing work for someone. When we think of some synonyms for service, the words: act of assistance, good turn, favour, kindness, helping hand, assistance, help, aid and ministries - come to mind. At Marist North Shore, Solidarity stands out immediately as an area in which our students shine in this regard. Immersion experiences, Night Patrol, work in Cafes and fundraising for MAPS are only some of the ways in which our students reach out to the poor and marginalised in our society in service to the community.

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This week, Mr Versteegh launched Marist Solidarity with the students for 2014. Our students who freely give of their time, money and material possessions are indeed an inspiration to us all. I look forward to supporting their wonderful work throughout the year and, in conjunction with the College’s theme of Service, may we all be inspired by the words of scripture: “Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received” (1 Peter 4:10). Anthony Munro Director of Faith Formation


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29 Yardley Avenue, Waitara NSW 2077 Tel: 9488 2400 • waitarafamilycentre@dbb.org.au

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supportive group to women who are currently in, or who have been in, an abusive relationship.

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Staying Home, Regaining self: This education and support group for women living with or escaping domestic violence Leaving We also provide a comprehensive range of counselling (DV) focuses on what is DV, DV and the law, healthy 2 0 1 4 T E R M services, 1 S E M I Nfamily A R S dispute A N D G Rresolution O U P S F Oand R Pmediation, A R E N T S Afamily N D C A R E RViolence S relationships, impacts of DV on children, self-esteem CHILD AGE / COURSE / CONTENT FORMAT / WHERE / WHEN support and referral services, as well as domestic and boundary setting. FAMILY ISSUE COST

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Circle of Security: Learn how to better understand your child’s needs and behaviours; help them manage their emotions, develop their confidence and strengthen the parent-child relationship.

Toddlers to pre-teens (2-9 years)

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program): Introduces a system of easy to use, proven strategies to manage everyday parenting concerns which will assist you to raise confident, competent and resilient children.

3 week seminar series Free

Toddlers to pre-teens (2-10 years)

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program): Builds on the seminar program. Learn easy to use, proven parenting strategies to develop a positive and caring relationship with your child and techniques for dealing with specific behaviour problems.

5 group sessions Naremburn Family Centre Wednesdays 6-8pm • Starts 19 February + 2 telephone consultations Brookvale Family Centre $TBA

Toddlers to pre-teens (2-10 years)

Tuning into kids: Use emotion coaching to help your child understand and manage their feelings. Learn to understand your child’s emotions, how to manage your own and how to guide your child’s behaviour with appropriate limits.

6 group sessions Warnervale Family Centre $40 / $20 concession Brookvale Family Centre

Discipline for toddlers to pre-teens (2-9 years)

1-2-3 Magic: Explore strategies for handling misbehaviour without arguing or shouting. Learn how to manage misbehaviour in public as well as how to encourage good behaviour and cooperation around home.

3 week group program Free

Teens (12-16 years)

Teen Triple P (Positive Parenting Program): Understand adolescent development and what can contribute to problem behaviour. Learn strategies for encouraging positive teenage development and for managing undesirable or ‘risky’ behaviour.

5 group sessions Naremburn Family Centre + 2 telephone Brookvale Family Centre consultations $50

Teens (12-16 years)

Tuning into teens: Learn the core skills of emotional awareness with sessions on understanding adolescent development, accepting and guiding your teen’s increasing independence, dealing with peer pressure and how to create opportunities for connection.

6 group sessions Warnervale Family Centre $40 / $20 concession

Practical parenting for dads

Hey, Dad!: Add to your toolkit a range of practical tools around communications, emotions, child development and self esteem.

4 week group program $40 / $20 concession per week

Warnervale Family Centre

Handling teenager backchat (12-17 year)

Backchat: Learn how to maintain or restore a respectful and positive relationship between you and your teenager: learn how to talk so your teenager will listen to you, and how to listen so your teenager will talk to you.

1 x 2.5 hour workshop Free

Naremburn Family Centre

Parenting post Keeping kids in mind: Learn strategies for working better as co-parents for the well-being of your children separation and how to support them through and beyond the (0 -18 years) separation to deal with feelings of loss and grief and to build resilience. Learn how to communicate with less conflict and how conflict impacts on your children.

5 week group program $TBA

Waitara Family Centre Tuesday evenings • Starts 11 February

Parenting step-children (0-18 years)

STEPS - Building resilient stepchildren: Designed for couples of ‘blended’ families this program focusses on parenting roles and challenges, developing boundaries, managing conflict, and building children’s resilience.

4 week group program $TBA

Dealing with domestic abuse

Living beyond abuse: Provides a confidential and supportive group to women who are currently in, or who have been in, an abusive relationship.

Naremburn Family Centre 8 week group program (women only) Free

Beyond domestic violence

Women of strength: Provides a confidential and supportive group for women who are currently in, or who have been in, an abusive relationship.

Waitara Family Centre 8 week group program (women only) Free

Nurturing kids after domestic violence

Reclaiming home: Focuses on understanding and addressing the impacts of domestic violence on children, how and when to talk about the violence, how to manage anger and difficult behaviours, and how to rebuild family relationships and manage post separation contact with the other parent.

6 week group program (women only) Free

Brookvale Family Centre Lane Cove Library (Call Naremburn Family Centre for enquiries) Thursdays 10.30-12pm • Starts 13 March

Financial Counselling

Free, independent and confidential: Our financial counsellors assist families with short-term crises and long term prevention strategies, including budgeting, advocacy and negotiation with utilities or creditors, and referral to other services if necessary. (Please note: Our counsellors are not legal advisors, mortgage brokers, financial planners, investment advisors or money lenders).

Free, independent and confidential: Our financial counsellors assist families with short-term crises and long term prevention strategies, including budgeting, advocacy and negotiation with utilities or creditors, and referral to other services if necessary. (Please note: Our counsellors are not legal advisors, mortgage brokers, financial planners, investment advisors or money lenders).

Brookvale Family Centre

Naremburn Family Centre Wednesdays 9.45-12pm • Starts 12 March

Warnervale Family 6 week group program (women Mondays • Starts10 only) Free

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Naremburn Family

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High Achievers from the Class of 2013 stayed back after assembly to answer questions and provide tips to the current Year 12 as to how to negotiate the HSC

Well done to the HSC Class of 2013 which also consisted of many student completing accelerated courses at the College. Over thirty students received a Band 6 result which is quite outstanding for a cohort of quite a small size. Many other students just missed out on a Band 6 by one or two marks. It was so wonderful to have so many of the students who received Band 6 and/or ATAR of 90+ return to the College to be acknowledged at the HSC High Achievers Assembly.

Brookvale Family Centre

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Brookvale Family C

Warnervale Family STEPS - Building resilient Designed 4 week Congratulations to allstepchildren: of the recipients ofgroup the Year for couples of ‘blended’ families this program program 7 - 9 Semester Two Academic focusses on parenting roles 2013 and challenges, $TBAExcellence Brookvale Family C developing boundaries, managing conflict, and and Commitment Awards. See the next page for building children’s resilience. all the award winners. Naremburn Family Living beyond abuse: Provides a confidential and 8 week group Dealing with

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TEACHING & LEARNING COMMITMENT

YEAR 7 ACADEMIC AWARDS EXCELLENCE

English

Riley Sanders

Science

Thomas Chhoeu

Mathematics

Isaac Choice

Geography

Samuel Silcock

Mathematics

Luis Gonzalez

English = 1st

Jacob Smith

Religious Education

Oliver Grenot

PDHPE = 1st

Louis Sollano-Antonio

Mathematics

Religious Education

Dante Vivanco

Michael Gribben

Science

Lachlan Kenny

PDHPE = 1st

Leopold Metzker

Visual Arts

Ryan Mirabelli

English = 1st

Visual Arts Technology

Oliver Wheeler

Technology Music

Josiah Zanardo

PDHPE Religious Education

Music

Liam O’Gready

Technology = 1st

Louis Sollano-Antonio

Technology = 1st

Oliver Wheeler

PDHPE = 1st

COMMITMENT

YEAR 8 ACADEMIC AWARDS EXCELLENCE Jacob Abraham

Visual Arts

Benjamin Burgess

PDHPE

Louis Bleechmore

Geography

Oliver Coombs

French

Isaac Choice

Mathematics

Sebastan De Luca

English

Michael Gribben

PDHPE

Max Emanuel

PDHPE = 1st

Sebastian Herbert Maxwell Hoare Michaelangelo Iera Felix Jenney Marcus Kelly

Geography PDHPE Visual Arts Science Visual Arts

Science = 1st

Shahill Nair

Mathematics Geography

Felix Powling

Science = 1st

Geography

James Priest

Music

Technology

Juan Rasines Mazo

Technology

Technology Music

Ryan Lange

History

Sebastian Hughes

PDHPE = 1st

Anthony Russo

Religious Education

COMMITMENT

Religious Education Technology

Simeon Arellano

Mathematics

Jesse Langford

Science

Samuel Bailes

Science

Angus McKee

Mathematics

Leon Blackford

English

Ishan Melwani

Mathematics

Leopold Metzker

James Miller

French

Religious Education

Benjamin Burgess

French

Technology

Alexander Butler

Technology

Religious Education

Sebastian De Luca

Technology Visual Arts

Technology Science

Ben Devine

Mathematics

Zachary Mitchell-Knight Science Fergus Monaghan

English

Liam O’Gready

English

Dominic Panetta

Geography

Hugo Douglas

Music PDHPE

Matthew Failla

English

PDHPE

French

Thomas Pitts

English

Geography

Luca Pona

Science

Joshua Robinson

Religious Education

English

Luka Flannigan

PDHPE

Geography

Josiah Gwozdecky

Mathematics

PDHPE 6

English

Technology


TEACHING & LEARNING EXCELLENCE

YEAR 8 ACADEMIC AWARDS COMMITMENT

Matthew McQueen

Mathematics 5.2

Patrick Harvey

Religious Education

James Muil

French = 1st

Harrison Hird

Science

Clayton Ng

Commerce

Music

Aaron Panozzo

Graphics

Sebastian Hughes Alexander Jenkinson

PDHPE

Christopher Magee

Music

Laurence Mealing

History

Harrison Mentis-Bullock

Geography

Jake Morgan

English

Christian Oleks

PDHPE Mathematics

Jay Ong

Music

Religious Education Alexander Partridge

Nathaniel Panozzo Tyrell Pedruco

Science

Religious Education

Maxmillian Reyes

Drama English = 1st

Jacob Rizk

History

French Felix Powling

Science Technology

Tristiano Pugliese

Religious Education

Harley Russo

Science

Brayden Shawcross

French

Marcus Silvio

Technology

Alexander Singhi

Science

Alec Trevena

History

Benjamin Watts Dominic West Christopher Zaitounian

History Mathematics

Karun Bhandari

Trenton Van Loon

Mathematics 5.3 Science = 1st

COMMITMENT Bradley Anderson

Mathematics 5.21

William Atkinson

Elective History

Aren Bedikian

Mathematics 5.32

Karun Bhandari Robert Bullen

Commerce Religious Education Australian History Drama

George Condon

Photographic & Digital Media

William Coyle

PDHPE

Giani Fenech

English

PDHPE Religious Education

Science

Robert Fitzgerald

Information Software Technology

Technology

Morgan Hanan

English

YEAR 9 ACADEMIC AWARDS EXCELLENCE William Atkinson

Industrial Technology

Visual Arts PDHPE

Physical Activity & Sports Studies = 1st Elective History

Lucas Powling

Religious Education Technology

PDHPE

Oliver Herbert

Industrial Technology PDHPE

Mathematics 5.1

Matthew Hutchings

English

Food Technology

Emmanuel Jithoo

Drama

Geography

Darcy Bowers

English = 1st

Matthew Chhoeu

Mathematics Accelerated Science = 1st

Thomas Kay

Food Technology Science

Harry Liu

PDHPE

Eric Manolev

Science

William Coyle

French = 1st

Blake Medway

Physical Activity & Sports Studies

Hunter Eckford

Photographic & Digital Media

Justin Moon

Science

Jae Morgan

Mathematics 5.22

Alec Morgan

Physical Acitvity & Sports Studies

James Muil

Religious Education

Bill Nelson

Graphics

Religious Education Jack Ireland

Physical Activity & Sports Studies = 1st

Eric Manolev

Information Software Technology

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TEACHING & LEARNING

LIBRARY

YEAR 9 ACADEMIC AWARDS

Welcome back to school to all students and teachers. We hope you had a refreshing break and possibly caught up on some reading.

COMMITMENT Prachaya Newark Nathan Niguidula

Religious Education Australian History Music

Aaron Panozzo

Science

Matthew Parker

Science

The library has been brightened up with a new coat of paint, and the collection has been tidily trimmed to leave us with a healthy library.

Wintar Pongthavornsawadi Food Technology English Lukas Powling

Mathematics Accelerated Commerce

Jacob Rizk

Science

Vincent Sicard

Mathematics 5.1

Thomas Smith

Australian Geography

James Tai

English

Riley Taylor

Australian History

Timothy Thorn

English

Callum Tkachenko

French Australian Geography

Carlos Vega Vallejo

Mathematics 5.31 Science

The exciting news for this year is that eBooks are now available to all students and teachers through Overdrive. These can be accessed through our Oliver library software. We will endeavour to help you explore the new collection throughout the year. Happy Reading, Simon Kaddissi Teacher Librarian

MAJOR AWARDS

Taking enrolments for Term 1, 2014! Is your child a triple threat who loves to sing, act and dance? In our weekly classes, the students are engaged in varied vocal warm-ups, drama activities and games. They are also taught choreography and music so that they can perform songs from traditional as well as modern musicals. ! Two convenient locations: Roseville College – 27 Bancroft Avenue, Roseville Classes offered on Wednesday:

Back Row (L-R): Trenton Van Loon, Joshua Kinsella, Felix Powling. Front Row (L-R): Michael Gribben, Liam O’Gready, Oliver Grenot.

K – 2: 3.30pm – 4.15pm Years 3 – 6: 4.30pm – 5.30pm Year 7+: 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Year 7 Duxes: Luis Gonzalez (left in 2013) Oliver Grenot Michael Gribben Liam O’Gready

! North Shore Temple Emanuel – 28 Chatswood Avenue, Chatswood

Year 8 Duxes: Joshua Kinsella & Felix Powling

Also taking expressions of interest for classes at Chatswood On Sunday for: Year 7+: 12.30pm – 2.00pm (or 4pm start subject to demand)

Year 9 Dux:

Trenton Van Loon

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Classes offered on Sunday: Years 3 – 6: 2.00pm – 3.00pm K – 2: 3.15pm – 4.00pm !

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Classes commence on February 5, 2014. Call Julie Painter on 0409 989 910 or Ingrid Bass on 0405 495 099. Email: applausemta@hotmail.com

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/ApplauseMusicalTheatreAcademy


DEBATING

P&F

2014 SEASON

IMPORTANT DATES

Welcome to the 2014 Debating season. This warm welcome is extended to experienced debaters from previous years and to newcomers who may wish to enter the fray of inter-school debating. We hope to make the season an enjoyable one for all participants.

Make sure you place these upcoming P&F event in your diary!

Debating is a Friday afternoon and evening activity for most Fridays from the middle of Term 1 and most of Term 2. If teams are successful there are knockout final round debates at the start of Term 3.

We will discuss the funds raised in 2013 and plan for 2014 events. It is an opportunity to meet our new Headmaster Tony Duncan, hear about the 2013 Year 12 results and volunteer to help out for an event. All parents are warmly welcome.

Catholic Schools Debating Association (CSDA) has allowed us a choice of either one team per year level or two teams per year level. This year we are keen to offer more students the opportunity to debate hence we are hoping enough students will nominate to allow us to take the two-team option. The normal season is six debates which, coupled to our pre-season practice debates, should give all debaters plenty of opportunity to improve their debating skills.

Welcome Function Friday 21 February, 6.30pm - 9.30pm O’Mara Plaza

The best website for students to read and learn more about debating is: www.learndebating. com Any parents who wish to assist on the debating evenings or be part of the coaching team are more than welcome to contact me by email: gregory.quinn@syd.catholic.edu.au Gregory Quinn

CREATIVE ARTS SPECIAL THANKS Thankyou to Mrs Judith Costa from Cammeray for her generous donation of camera equipment to the College. In her younger days, Judith took photos around Sydney and was taught photography by her Mother. Special memories of Sydney’s Modernity and life were captured by Judith and her mother.

P&F Meeting Tuesday 11 February, 7.00 – 8.00pm College Library

This is a parent and staff only function following the Year 7 Information Evening. Tickets are now available to be purchased: www.trybooking. com/74387 College Expo (Open Day) Saturday 8 March, 10.00am - 2.00pm More information about Expo/Open Day will be forwarded to you in the coming weeks. Other key dates: Trivia Night – Saturday 21 June Fathers’ Day Breakfast - Friday 5 September Year 12 Mini Book Sale – Thursday 18 September Christmas Function – Friday 28 November 2nd Hand Book Sale – Saturday 6 December If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for any of these events, please email pnf@maristns.catholic.edu.au Claire Manning P&F Secretary

Carolyn O’Brien Creative & Performing Arts Coordinators

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Welcome Function Marist College North Shore P & F

warmly invite all parents to attend the 2014 Welcome Function Introducing our new Headmaster, Mr Tony Duncan

Date: Friday 21 February Time: 6.30pm-9.30pm Location: O’Mara Plaza, Marist College Cost: $27.50 per person

RSVP by: Monday 17 February 2014 Please note that late RSVP’s cannot be accepted Cost includes refreshments and finger food note that late RSVP’s cannot be accepted

Bookings and payment can only be made by credit card, via the secure online website www.trybooking.com/74387 We look forward to seeing you at our College for a chance to re lax, meet new parents and mingle with Marist Staff Please note: This is a staff and parent only function Please forward any enquiries to Elizabeth Byrne: cmbyrne@cherry.com.au

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SPORT SWIMMING CARNIVAL 1ST

HOUSE CHAMPIONS MOORE 1060pts

2ND 3RD 4TH

CHANEL SALTA KELLY

989pts 954pts 765pts

AGE CHAMPIONS 12’s 1ST 2ND 3RD 13’s 1ST 2ND 3RD 14’s 1ST 2ND 3RD 15’s 1ST 2ND 3RD 16’s 1ST 2ND 3RD Senior 1ST 2ND 3RD

Lucas Simpson Lachlan Heath Ross McFayden Luke Hurley Luca Pona Tom Goddard

SNOWSPORTS It has been an incredible few months for Year 9 Chanel student Will Neuhaus who has been pursuing podium placings all around the world in Cross-Country (XC) Skiing and Racing. Will has just finished up a successful Northern Hemisphere season which began with him being awarded a scholarship through the Ameila McGuiness Austraian Snowsports Development Foundation.

Kenneth Tucker Kaiya Melbourne Henrique de Mattos

Will commenced training in Canada at the end of 2013 for six weeks and competed in a number of competitions before heading onto Europe. His results were:

Benjamin Watts Joshua Ferraz Zachary Walker

• 1st - Sun Peaks All Nations XC Loppet (5km Freestyle) • 3rd - Okanagan Cup, British Columbia Winter Trial Games (5km Classic)

Alec Morgan Robert Fitzgerald Harry Liu & Connor Bennett Aaron Wilkie Alexander Walton Alexander McQuarrie

North Sydney Brothers Junior Rugby League Football Club We are looking for players from 5 years old to Seniors Ages. We have great coaches & provide excellent training skills. It only cost $100.00 per player which includes socks, shorts, jersey, 2014 NRL Season Pass & player insurance. If you would like to join a great family orientated club & have lots of fun, please register by calling Annette Hema on: 0404 610 048 or email: nsbros@hotmail.com or visit our website: www.nsbrothers.com.au

Will was invited to attend the 2014 British Columbia Games with this result but will be unable to attend

• 4th - Teck British Columbia Cup, Kamloops (7.5km Classic Mass Start)

This was a successful race for Will, who placed at the back of the 31-person pack, fought his way to the front with a broken ski pole

• 7th - Teck British Columbia Cup, Kamloops (5km Freestyle) • 2nd - U/16 Keonig Ludwig World Loppet, Germany We congratulate Will on his fantastic efforts and look forward to him returning to Marist North Shore. Good on you Will!

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VOLUNTEER ROSTERS

LOOKING AHEAD

CANTEEN 10 Feb: Linda Fung, Debbe Jenkins, Liz McGuire, Izabel Silva-Lindsey, Veronica Valderas 11 Feb: Deborah Brown, Jacqueline Moran, Maria Pagano, Colin Wilson 12 Feb: Sam Adderton, Erica Keri, Soula Lekopoulos, Robyn Mathôt-Gwozdecky, Dimi Mills 13 Feb: Lizzy Chant, Jenny Mollett, Leanne O’Grady, Jenny Winter 14 Feb: Karen Ferguson, Suzanne Fraser, Sandra Garratt, Lisa James, Kim Walker 17 Feb: Lisa Brink, Julie Moriaty, Janelle Jones, Maureen Knox, Jackie Pickton, Lee Sternberg 18 Feb: Pip Byrne, Lyndal Jenney, Theodora Manos, Andrea Morgan, Chris Saunders 19 Feb: Leanne Bishop, Ann Catanzariti, Margie Morgan, Katharine Watts 20 Feb: Julie Gaidzkar, Maureen McKee, Sandra Robinson, Anton Singh, Kasumi Tucker 21 Feb: Dominica Edwards, Melanie Lindquist, Lisa James, Susan Mayall, Joanna Milenkiewicz, Michelle Mulligan, Jennifer Vahldieck

10-12 Feb: Year 7 Camp 10 Feb: Solidarity - Night Patrol (Salta) 11 Feb: Year 9 Reflection Day P&F Meeting 14 Feb: Year 7 Instructional Mass Solidarity - Surry Hills (Kelly) 21 Feb: Commencement Mass Year 7 Laptop Rollout & Marist Education Inducton (5.30pm - 6.30pm) P&F Welcome Drinks, 6.30pm 24 Feb: Moore House Mass (6.00pm - 7.00pm) Salta House Mass (7.15pm - 8.15pm) Solidarity - Night Patrol (Chanel) 25 Feb: Chanel House Mass (6.00pm - 7.00pm) Kelly House Mass (7.15pm - 8.15pm) 28 Feb: Solidarity - Surry Hills (Moore) 4 Mar: MCNS Invitational Swimming Carnival 5 Mar: Ash Wednesday 8 Mar: College Expo Day, 10.00am - 2.00pm 10 Mar: Solidarity - Night Patrol (Kelly) 11 Mar: Year 7 & 9 Vaccinations 12>21 Mar: Year 12 Assessment Week 13 Mar: MCC Tennis MCC Golf 14 Mar: Solidarity - Surry Hills (Salta) 17>21 Mar: Year 9 Camp 20 Mar: MCC Swimming Carnival 24 Mar: Solidarity - Night Patrol (Moore) 28 Mar: Solidarity - Surry Hills (Chanel) 31 Mar: PUPIL FREE DAY (Staff Day) 3 Apr: MCC Cross Country 6 Apr: Solidarity - Night Patrol (Salta)

UNIFORM SHOP 12 Feb: Kirsten O’Riley, Meg Neuhaus, Julie Gaidzkar, Robyn Mathôt-Gwozdecky 19 Feb: Colin Wilson, Janet Gill, Luija Gribben, Janet Pereira

UNIFORM SHOP AVAILABLE STOCK Welcome back to another year - the Uniform Shop has moved one room over into a new wonderful clean, larger space. Items that were out of stock have now arrived: • Grey shorts • Blue school shirts (in all sizes). • Junior Blazers - Year 7 parents please do not leave your purchase until the last few weeks of term. • Senior Blazers - Year 11 parents please have your sons purchase early in the term to ensure I have sufficient stock. Please be aware that: • Anklet sport socks in size 7-11 will not be available until March. • Jumpers will be available at the end of February June Mitchell Uniform Shop Manager 12

Parenting Programs Child & Adolescent Parenting 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 5/3-2/4, 7.00-9.30pm 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 26/2, 7.00-9.30pm Other courses: Tuning into Kids Courses - Chatswood 25/2-25/3 Positive Parenting Program - Chatswood 17/2-31/3 Communicating with Kids Wkshp - Chatswood 1/4 Enquiries: 9887 5830 www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/services/CAP

High Notes #1 - 10th February 2014  

Marist College North Shore newsletter

High Notes #1 - 10th February 2014  

Marist College North Shore newsletter

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