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Vol. 50

Issue #8

CHAMPAGNAT WEEK

9th June 2014


FROM THE HEADMASTER Dear Parents, Students and Friends Last Sunday we celebrated the feast of Pentecost, which is sometimes referred to as the ‘birthday of the Church’ because it was through the gift of the Spirit that God’s people were empowered to carry on after Jesus left. The life and power of the Spirit enable us to live as God would have us live. There are three symbols used to represent the Spirit: Fire, a dove and wind or breath. Fire gives light and warmth, the dove is gentle and graceful, the wind is a strong presence and breath is essential for life. God our Father, this feast-day celebrates the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on the first community of those who really believed that Jesus was risen from the dead and who say that ‘Jesus is Lord’. Open our eyes in wonder and awe at all that is around us, so that all that we see may lead us to grow in awareness of your loving presence with us. Nicholas Hutchinson FSC Praying Each Day of the Year.

Mr Herbert, Mr Camrass and our music tutors showing the students how its done

those unique moments at school through their music. The week finished with the Champagnat Assembly. Our guest speaker was Nehme Khattar from Marist Youth Ministry. Nehme likened the Marist Charism to the different flavours of ice-cream. Each Marist College has a slightly different ‘flavour’ of being Marist. Jack Garay spoke beautifully of his sense of family spirit within the College. He encouraged our younger students to really take advantage of their time at the College especially in light of their ‘school clocks’ which move very quickly.

CHAMPAGNAT WEEK I have enjoyed getting to know the Marist North Shore ways this year. Our College celebrates Champagnat’s life over the week. This celebration commences with a beautiful Mass at St. Mary’s North Sydney led by Fr. Stoney. During the Mass, two students were presented who carry Champagnat’s qualities. Alec Morgan was nominated from Year 10 and Jack Garay from Year 12. Jack had the privilege of wearing the Champagnat Blue blazer for the week. In addition, Cian Byrne received the Archbishop’s Award for his contributions to the life of the College. See them receiving their awards on page 5. This year our celebrations included a senior debate between the Year 11 and 12 teams. The Staff versus Student Basketball match was won soundly by the students. The lunch time bands were very entertaining. Mr Rod Herbert, Mr Kevin Camrass and the music tutors created one of 2

Students viewing the House Champagnat Videos at assembly

Each of the Houses presented a video on the Marist qualities. The Kelly House did a particularly good job of articulating these values and took out the competition. I most certainly enjoyed my first Champagnat Week at Marist North Shore. Tony Duncan Headmaster


FROM THE DEPUTY HEADMASTER CULTURAL PURSUITS

POTENTIAL GROUP

At our last Friday morning assembly, we recognised the efforts and talents of our Debating and Chess teams. The Debating season has now progressed into the final rounds with our Year 11 team moving straight into the quarterfinals with a perfect record of six wins from six debates.

Last Wednesday we had over eighty students present in the library after school working together on assignments and homework tasks. Year 12 students were fortunate to have seminars for Advanced English and Standard English. There were five staff working with students and supporting them with various tasks.

Two weeks ago, I watched Sam How, Hamish Buchanan and Joshua Hortinela debate against Christian Brothers Lewisham and I was proud and highly impressed by these young men in their presentation of highly articulated arguments. It is a wonderful skill and art to be able to compose your thoughts, think on your feet and provide and speak eloquently about the chosen matter. In listening to Mr. Quinn, our Head Debating coach, he has been very impressed with the progress of all teams especially with many new students taking up the challenge of being a part of a Debating teams. I am confident that these young men will be well served in developing confidence in expressing themselves across a wide variety of topics. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the coaches from the Debating teams and would like to think that we could have many students there to support our Year 11 team at Marist North Shore when they compete in the quarterfinals.

Once again I remind parents that this opportunity exists for students to work in collaboration and receive some assistance from teachers. BLUE TIES Congratulations to the following Year 12 students who have been awarded Blue Ties in recognition of their leadership and service to the College:

Rohan Tailor Chanel

Christopher Brown Chanel

Peter Boyer Kelly

Will Liu Moore

Aaron Wilkie Moore

Furthermore, I was pleasantly surprised to see the large number of boys presented to the College who are members of the Chess teams. This is a credit to Ms Drivilas and Mr Dela Paz for their determination in profiling the game of Chess to the school. The inaugural school championship from last year really has grabbed the attention of Matthew Crowe Kelly many students wishing to play the game of Chess. We wish all teams well as they progress through the season. Finally, the Musical takes place this week. The hours of preparation by Mr Vafeas and the cast and crew has been astounding. I am sure that it will be a highly entertaining show and I hope the College community shows their support by attending one of the shows. I have constantly provided the message to all students that Marist provides wonderful opportunities and to really appreciate being connected and engaged in the Marist community students should be open to trying new activities like Debating, Chess or the Musical.

Thomas Colgan Salta

Marcus Woodfield Salta

David Forrester Deputy Headmaster 3


Are you celebrating 25, 30, 40, 50 or 60 years of marriage? Were you married in the last 12 months? You are warmly invited to attend the 2014 ...

MARRIAGE MASS & RENEWAL OF VOWS

Join us on this special occasion to thank God for the gift of marriage and to honour married couples for their life-giving love and faithfulness. to be celebrated by Bishop Peter Comensoli

Sunday the 13th of July, 2014 at 10.30 am St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney Newlywed couples and couples celebrating milestone anniversaries are requested to RSVP to the Life, Marriage and Family Centre on (02) 9390 5283 or lmfevents@sydneycatholic.org. These couples will receive a special acknowledgment on the day.

“Willed by God in the very act of creation, marriage and the family are interiorly ordained to fulfilment in Christ...” St John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio PRODUCED BY CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS LMF-081/MAY14

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FAITH FORMATION MARIST CONNECT NIGHT 2014 Archbishop’s Award Cian Byrne

The Formation allowed us to reflect on what makes family a family. We learnt that it is not blood that makes you family but the relationship that is formed between people. The main highlights of the night were riding in the car with the boys, eating a lot of pizza and ice cream, meeting new people and learning the value of my friends and family.

Champagnat Award (Junior) Alec Morgan

Champagnat Award (Senior) Jack Garay

ACU SOCIAL JUSTICE DAY On Wednesday 28th May, Mr Versteegh, six other students and myself walked down to the ACU North Sydney campus to attend their Social Justice Youth Forum. Upon arrival we were invited to register for two workshops on a given area of social Justice. Before we started our first workshop, we all gathered in the main auditorium to listen to guest speaker, Anne Gallagher. Anne firstly talked about the importance of women’s rights and then went on to talk about the effects of human trafficking. My first workshop was ‘Sport for Justice’. In this session, a Caritas Australia representative talked to us about the upcoming World Cup in Brazil and the amount of homes that are being destroyed to make way for stadiums. The second workshop was ‘A Tale of Chocolate’. In this talk we learnt about the poor working conditions and pay of those who make chocolate. Finally in the afternoon another guest speaker talked to us about the power of social media with social justice issues. Overall I very much enjoyed the day and I look forward to implementing some of the ideas put forward. George Condon 10 Salta

On the evening of Friday 23rd May, a small group of students consisting of Daniel Farnham, Jordan Biñas and myself, along with Mr Dela Cruz headed to Randwick where the first Marist Connect Formation Night was held along with seventeen other students from Marcellin Randwick and Marist Pagewood.

We watched videos that allowed us to reflect on the aspects of family in our world, and allowed us to examine and reflect on how we can implement these changes in our own life. The first video that we watched was about a man in India that helped his community doing small favours and expecting nothing in return. In doing this the man opens a way for the strangers to interact with him and feel a part of the community. The second video that we watched was about post-high school students going on immersion to the Philippines instead of schoolies. This showed us that in giving, we are full. We had reflection and touched base with what we need to do and how we can implement change in our lives. After watching and reflecting on the videos, we went upstairs to socialise and eat. We had pictures taken and we talked about different aspects of life. Soon came the time to say goodbye and we all parted ways. It was a fantastic night, I would personally choose to go again. It has changed my view of what a family means and has allowed me to appreciate people more. Abhishek Raju 11 Moore

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SOLIDARITY SOCIAL JUSTICE FORUM Australia, one of the richest countries on the Earth, takes in just under 1% of the world’s asylum sekkers, and is 49th in the world for intake of refugees per capita. Fifteen Year 11 students were invited to Mount St. Benedicts College to raise awareness and discuss these prominent issues confronting our society.

The contemporary issue of asylum seekers in Australia has been a perplexing dilemma which continues to confront the Australian Government and public. It is within these situations where we can observe the inhumane treatment of these refugees fleeing their country in fear and seeking shelter in a country of plenty. With all these facts the only question lingering is what is being done? Or in the perspective of the students in attendance at the forum, what can be done? We feel the youth of Australia is greatly troubled by the turmoil which is created through the arrival of these refugees and how what we see as harmless arrivals are so blatantly condemned by the Australian Government. The publicity of their arrivals can be identified as a primary culprit in our countries negative attitude towards them.

Guest speaker Jessie Taylor acknowledged the glaring flaws in our countries practices towards refugees. Taylor explored her heartbreaking experiences with asylum seekers hoping to make it to the shores of Australia. The troubled tales of individuals fleeing from the sorrows of their homeland depicted the needs for the Australian public and governments to embrace and challenge our own egos to invite them to our shore.

Jessie really stimulated our own thoughts on the presence of refugees in Australia, however it was when we were invited to hear from a Hazara refugee, Latifa, that we were able to see the hurt that these people had endured. Just like you and I they are feel pain yet we as a nation are still ignorant to their needs. At the end of the night students were able to voice their thoughts and questions to a panel of professionals all involved in humanitarian work. Here, the students put the panel through there paces and sought out what they could take away and do to improve the country’s stigma towards asylum seekers. Prejudices infiltrate our society and we must try to succeed in reversing these attitude. If we take a step back for a moment and judge our own lives, it might be painful to see what we’ve been doing. However, it would be worse to be inactive. Samuel How 11 Chanel

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HSIE

MOCK TRIAL

YEAR 7 HISTORY

ROUND 3 Round 3 of the 2014 Law Society of NSW InterSchool Mock Trial Competition saw Marist College North Shore up against North Sydney Girls High School on Wednesday 21st May. Our team gave an impressive performance with the scores very close with Marist College North Shore ending up with 243 points and North Sydney Girls High School with 248 points. It was not to be for Marist North Shore this round. The team performed their roles to a high standard in the criminal case Police v. Neal where they acted as the prosecution. The team consisted of: 1st Barrister: 2nd Barrister: Solicitor: 1st Witness: 2nd Witness: Magistrate’s Clerk:

Darcy Bowers Jacob Rizk Luke Gallen Hamish Buchanan Joshua Hortinela Stephen Keosseian

As usual, it was quite a challenge for the students to think on their feet and display their legal knowledge and skills in front of an audience. Taking on the court roles in this competition is not for the faint hearted! The Mock Trial team is commended on their efforts. Thankyou to the staff and students from North Sydney Girls High School for travelling to Marist College North Shore for this round and to Solicitor Mr Zac Gazzard from Uther Webster and Evans who acted as the Magistrate. The Mock Trial team is now busy preparing for Round 4 of the competition which will see them up against Loreto Kirribilli.

Year 7 boys have impressed our resident Egyptologist, Mrs Turner and the Head of HSIE, Mr Pedicini, with their creativity and talent. As part of our study of Ancient Egypt, boys accepted the challenge to create either a reproduction of the famous mask found in Tutankhamen’s tomb or a Mummification Kit including all equipment required by the embalmers when mummifying. Boys displayed quality work when they submitted their masks and kits this week. Well done Year 7!

Joe Alvaro Mock Trial Coordinator

Britta Jensen HSIE 7


CHESS SENIOR A TEAM Marist North Shore Senior A team has had an exuberant start to the year, tying with both Shore and St. Aloysius (2-4). These past few weeks the agenda has been clustered with numerous activities for the boys, so I extend a huge thank you to David Meehan and Rattatum Prekpanarut for filling in over the past weeks, both fighting hard in their respective games. As the season continues to move forward, Jarred Van Kampen, Nick Ticehurst, Daniel Stefanowski, Joel Brown and I are excited to compete against Manly Selective, Monte and our arch rivals, North Sydney. We give gredit to Ms Drivilas and Mr Dela Paz for organising the teams each week. All the boys across all the teams appreciate their hard work and effort. Tim Langereis (C) 12 Kelly INTERMEDIATE A TEAM For our first game of the Metropolitan Chess Competition, my team and I travelled to St. Aloysius. Our board one was up in material from early on in the game, though we still had to fight for a long time to reach a checkmate. Towards the end of this game, our board one’s opponent had a fantastic stalemate set up with a rook as the bait but it was not taken. Boards two and three had a great openings, especially board two with a very powerful lightsquared bishop on the long diagonal, causing him to eventually win material. Our board four also had a good game but unfortunately he did not win it. I would personally like to commend St. Aloysius’ board two for his great sportsmanship. Even though he lost his game he praised his opponent and remarked on how he very much enjoyed the game. End result: 3 to 1, victory. After a successful first match our team was whitewashed by Manly C in the second round at home. Both teams played extremely well - especially the opponent. Our board one blundered a pawn early in the game and his opponent certainly did not let him regain this material. Our board two had a slight positional disadvantage from the opening and eventually 8

lost a pawn towards the end game, costing him a victory but maybe not a draw. Unfortunately he resigned. On board three the opponent was playing white and to open played ‘the queen raid’. This is usually considered a weak opening for white against better players. Unfortunately it still got the better of our board three. Board four was our last hope… but it didn’t happen. End result: 4 to 0, defeat. This week we were off to Manly to verse their F team. All the games were finished within the first twenty minutes. Even though their players were no match for us, we still did not win all our games (someone blundered their queen). Also, the school showed kind hospitality by providing us with a snack. End result: 3 to 1, victory. On Friday 30th May, we all wandered down to Shore where, after some exploration, found the Chess room. The people there were quite friendly and after our boards two, three and four won, they went out onto their field to play some touch football. Unfortunately after an unlucky catch of the ball, our board two broke his finger - another Chess injury! After a while, our board one agreed on a draw which was good because he was down in material. End result: 3.5 to 0.5, victory. Felix Powling (C) 9 Kelly INTERMEDIATE B TEAM My chess teammates and I have thoroughly enjoyed the games of chess we have played this term. The metropolitan chess competition has allowed Marist College to strengthen its connections with neighboring schools; it has also giving students like my teammates and I to make friends with people from other catholic schools in our area. The games that we have played so far have been against very tough opposition, with our team picking up only one win, but as the competition has progressed we can all see and witness that the quality of the chess we play is much, much better that previously. Kay Sharma 10 Chanel


CHESS INTERMEDIATE C TEAM

JUNIOR B TEAM

Round 1 was a tough one to start off the season. All of our games were well played but all turned out with very close losses, however there is always room for improvement with our team. More castling will help us improve our Chess game and help us to understand the situations of castling in the competitive games. All in all, they were well played games, and I am certain that the team will improve as time goes on.

Our first round against Shore was a decent start to the Chess tournament. The Chess games were interesting accompanied with surprising results. Unfortunately, we lost to Shore C. The opponents proved to be challenging at times, but one of us beat the opponent.

In Round 2, St. Aloysius was a formidable opponent for us to play Chess against. Again all losses but I am noticing an improvement in both my Chess game and the rest of the team, We had one very close checkmate for our team by Peter Ng, but his opponent put the pressure on him and cornered his king. Our Chess games are getting better and will continue to improve when we verse Manly Selective for the next two weeks. With our first win for the team by Peter Ng, our game is indeed improving when we reached Round 3. Manly Selective were a very good team and proved to be a challenge on the night. With our shortest game set so far, it only took thirty-five minutes to turn out one win, thus meaning that the team as a whole is getting better. Games are developing more; we are learning new things at lunch that we test out the following night. As a whole we are getting better. Round 4 was a very good match for us with three wins and one loss (by me embarrassingly) for us against Manly again. Special credit goes to Matthew Parker, Jamie Timmins and Peter Ng for the winning games of the night. Our skills are improving and it is a very noticeable change. In fact, Peter managed to get three more games into the session while he waited for us to finish with all of them being wins. The games are continuing to get better, and continuing to develop more and more with the skills we learn. Our next game should be a good turnout when we verse Marist North Shore Intermediate A next.

The next round against St. Aloysius was a fair game. Board one was not present so they immediately forfeited that board. For Boards two, three and four, it was an interesting round. They played strongly but only Board two (Thomas Chheou) succeeded. North Sydney Girls were our competition in Round 3. This match was a very competitive one. Two of our boards managed to defeat their opponents. That was our best round to date. It was interesting, with some good endings to the games. Round 4 against North Sydney Boys was our teams most successful round so far. We defeated North Sydney Boys 3 - 1. Boards one, two and three succeeded. My opponent played one move that cost him the game and in the end he forfeited. Board two (Thomas Chheou) looked like he would lose the match but played some moves that won him the game. Board three (Adrian Cheung) easily defeated his opponent. Only Board four (Jack O’Brien) was unsuccessful. In summary, these first four games have been fun and competitive. We will do our best to get good scores in our final three games. Our team has enjoyed the competition so far. Frederick Krisman 8 Chanel

Bradley Anderson (C) 10 Moore

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CREATIVE ARTS CANON PHOTO5LIVE @ VIVID

CLIFTON ART PRIZE

Congratulations to George Condon (10 Salta) who placed third in the Canon Photo5Live competition held during Vivid Festival. Canon have published five different briefs that photographers can gain entry into the competition with. George’s submission was for the second brief entitled ‘LED/Illuminate’. See his award winning image below.

Dominic West (9 Kelly) has been shortlisted for the Sydney region in the Cliftons Art Prize for his self-portrait. His painting is currently on display at Cliftons Art, 60 Margaret St Sydney until the 3rd July. This is an impressive achievement given that it is open to all, which has Dominic pitted against more experience artists. Best of luck Dominic!

All the award winning photography can be found at: www.canon.com.au/en-AU/Personal/ imageSpectrum/Challenges/photo5LIVE

George Condon, 3rd, Photo5Live ‘LED/Illuminate’

FINANCE FEE STATEMENTS

COUNSELLING CHILLED PROGRAM

Parents, please note that the second of three main Fee Statements were due on Wednesday 28th May, except for those on an authorised installment plan. If any family did not receive a copy of the Fee Statement, I ask that they contact Accounts immediately by emailing: accounts@maristns.catholic.edu.au

Thank you to all Year 7 Parents for your response to the Chilled Program. We have been meeting with students, talking to some parents, and should have the group finalised within the next week. We will then contact parents with some more information.

Mark Brooks Business Manager

Dawn Russell & Daniel Mackertich College Counsellors 11


CAREERS @ Marist YEAR 10 WORK EXPERIENCE The due date for completed and returned Work Experience documents is rapidly approaching! All completed Student Workplace Learning Records are due back to the College before Monday 16th June (Week 8). It is alarming that presently we only have a small proportion of completed formed returned. As this is compulsory for all Year 10 students, I ask that Parents strongly encourage their sons to work proactively in regards to these completing and returning these documents as soon as possible.

UNI OPEN DAYS University of Newcastle Thursday 7th August Port Macquarie campus Saturday 16th August Central Coast campus Saturday 23rd August Newcastle campus University of Wollongong Saturday 16th August

International College of Management Early admission applications open Friday Sunday 17th August

Early Admissions Guide

1st August and close Friday 29th August. The University of Wollongong has released its early admission guide which includes information on courses offered, who can apply, and how to apply. It also provides timelines for applications, assessments and outcomes. www.uow.edu.au/future/early-admission/ application-guide/index.html ONLINE Q&A WITH DEFENCE UNIVERSITY SPONSORSHIP STUDENTS & GRADUATES Wed 25th June, 6.30pm – 8.00pm The Defence University Sponsorship provides university students studying Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry or Allied Health, with sponsorship during their studies. The benefits include a salary while studying, payment of HELP fees, free healthcare, free dental, and a guaranteed job within the Navy, Army or Air Force. The online Q&A will provide an opportunity to chat with current sponsored students and recent graduates, who are currently working within the Navy, Army or Air force, about their experience. www.facebook.com/ events/252268468299719/

UTS, City campus Saturday 30th August 9am - 4pm University of Sydney Saturday 30th August 9am - 4pm Notre Dame University Saturday 30th August 9am - 3pm Australian National University Saturday 30th August Australian Catholic University Saturday 30th August Canberra campus Saturday 6th September 8:30am – 2:30pm North Sydney campus UWS, All campuses Sunday 31st August 10am - 2pm UNSW Saturday 6th September 9am – 4pm UTS, Kuring-gai campus Saturday 6th September 11am - 1pm DOWNLOAD WORK PLACEMENT RECORD

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CAREERS @ Marist INFORMATION EVENINGS / EXPOS UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY YEAR 10 INFORMATION EVENING Thurs 12th June sydney.edu.au/future-students/ domestic/undergraduate/ upcoming-events/index.shtml DISCOVER NURSING, UTS CITY CAMPUS Thurs 12th June, 5:30pm - 7.00pm City Campus www.uts.edu.au/future-students/ health/about-health/events-andbrochures/discover-sessions BASAIR AVIATION COLLEGE SYDNEY SEMINAR Thurs 19th June, 7.00pm – 8.30pm Bankstown Airport Tues 29th July, 7.00pm – 8.30pm Bankstown Airport NOTRE DAME PARENT INFO NIGHT Tues 24th June Broadway Campus Register: www.nd.edu.au/events/ sydney/info MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY PARENT INFORMATION EVENING Wed 25th June mq.edu.au/future_students/ undergraduate AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE INFORMATION SESSION PARRAMATTA Wed 25th June, 6,30pm – 8.30pm, 9 George Street, Parramatta Phone: 13 19 01 www.facebook.com/ DefenceJobsAustralia/events UTS LAW UNDERGRADUATE INFORMATION EVENING Wed 25th June, 6.00pm – 8.00pm, CM05B Haymarket, Building 5, Block B www.uts.edu.au/about/facultylaw/events/law-undergraduate-

GAP YEAR LATITUDE GLOBAL VOLUNTEERING INFORMATION SESSION Surry Hills Tues 10th June, 7.00pm - 8:30pm Surry Hills Community Centre, 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills www.facebook.com/ lattitudeaustralia/events YOUNG PEOPLE WITHOUT BORDERS START YEAR SCHOLARSHIP Applications are now open and close Fri 27th June ypwb.org.au/startyear/

HSC WORKSHOPS/ INTENSIVE STUDY HSC TRIAL PREPARATION LECTURES Mon 30th June UOW Southern Sydney Campus hscintheholidays.com.au/julyhsc-lectures or HSC STUDY INTENSTIVE NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY Mon 7th – Fri 11th July www.nd.edu.au/events/sydney ACU - HSC ENRICHMENT Tues 8th July - Economics & English Thurs 10th July - Business & Law www.acu.edu.au/study_at_acu/ courses/applying_to_acu/useful_ links/events/hsc_enrichment_day MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY HSC ENRICHMENT DAYS Wed 9th July - Physics Building C5C, Theatre 1, Macquarie University North Ryde Thurs 10th July - Chemistry Building X5B, Theatre 1, Macquarie University North Ryde science.mq.edu.au/hscenrichment-day/

OPEN DAYS

PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS INTERNATIONAL FILM SCHOOL SYDNEY Sat 14th June, 10.00am - 3.00pm 41 Holt Street, Surry Hills ifss.edu.au/whats-happening/ open-days-events WHITEHOUSE INSTITUTE OPEN HOUSE Fri 20th June – Sat 21st June, 10.00am – 3.00pm 2 Short Street, Surry Hills whitehouse-design.edu.au/ events-calendar.html#2014open-house ACADEMY OF INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INFORMATION EVENING Thurs 26th June 6.00pm – 8.00pm Level 2, Wentworth Park www.aie.edu.au/ announcements/informationevening-thursday-26-june-2014 SYDNEY DESIGN SCHOOL OPEN DAY Sat 28th June, 12.00pm - 2.00pm Level 2, 40 Oxley St., St. Leonards Contact: campus@ sydneydesignschool.com.au SYDNEY AVIATORS OPEN DAY Sun 29th June, All day from 8.30am Phone: (02) 9793 8900 www.sydneyaviators.com.au/ Event.aspx?pid=121

SCHOLARSHIPS USYD: SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION EVENING Thurs 26th June sydney.edu.au/future-students/ domestic/undergraduate/ upcoming-events/index.shtml

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DEBATING

P&F

This year the College had six teams in the Catholic Schools Debating Association Competition (CSDA), one for each year level. The captain of Debating is Year 12 student, Cian Byrne whose enthusiasm has been a positive influence on the entire Debating team. There were six rounds of debates before the knockout elimination rounds. This allowed all interested students the opportunity to debate. The first round was on Friday 28th March, however the debating students attended workshops and practices since the beginning of March. All teams gained in skill and confidence as the season progressed.

TRIVIA NIGHT

The Year 12 team won four of their six debates and the Year 11 team achieved a perfect score winning six of their six debates. The Year 11 team has progressed through to the quarterfinals which will be held on Friday 20th June. Marist North Shore are hosting one section of the CSDA quarterfinals on that night as well. Our debaters are asked to assist with the duties of Chair and Timekeeper for the six debates. I’d to congratulate the team members for 2014: Year 7: Dorian Duschlbauer, Brendan Meers, Tom Luck, Sean Auer, Isaac Irvine, Varun Mehrotra, Zizo Ayoub Year 8: Ryan Mirabelli, Samuel Silcock, Michael Gribben, Thomas Pitts Year 9: Sam James, Christopher Magee, Jay Ong, Hugo Douglas, Joshua Kinsella, Lucas Mayer, Nicolas Castro Year 10: Christopher James, Matthew Parker, Riley Taylor, Henry Lynn, Andrew Cipriano Year 11: Samuel How, Luke Gallen, Hamish Buchanan, Josh Hortinela Year 12: Dominique Ratcliffe, Tom Ingram, Cian Byrne (C), Jonathan Cheng I would like to acknowledge the work of our coaches and adjudicators: Ms Durand, Mr Watts, Mr Alvaro, Mr Wells and Mr Taylor. Mr Chris Moysa was Assistant Coordinator and organized our home debate evenings. Also, Mr Ralph Chandler who drove us to the away venues in the College bus. The encouraging results that we saw this season would not have been possible without the efforts of these teachers. Greg Quinn Debating Coordinator 14

Our next event is the Trivia Night on Saturday 21st June so why not get a table together? Tickets are now available for purchase at: www.trybooking.com/85906 If you have anything to donate for the silent auction, or big ticket items for the live auction, then please email: pnf@maristns.catholic.edu.au Thankyou to those families who have so kindly made donations to the night so far. We look forward to seeing you there! Claire Manning P&F Secretary

UNIFORM SHOP STOCK AVAILABLE All jumper sizes are now available. I am waiting on delivery of grey trousers as we’re currently out of stock in sizes 15, 16, 18, 5 & 6. Thank you to all who mentioned Marist North Shore when purchasing shoes from Athlete’s Foot at Westfield Chatswood. $5 from every sale is returned to the College as fundraising and we have now received these funds from the New Year period. LOST PROPERTY All of the following items in Lost Property have been advertised in the Daily Notices and are yet to be collected. Items can be collected from the Print Room between 9.30am and 2.30pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Tracksuit Tops: • Size 16, no name • Size 20, name unreadable • Jack Van Gestel • Hampson C7 • William De Laine Jumpers: • Jack Magee • Justin S1 • Size 20, no name Shoes: • Pair of grey/green NIKE sport shoes • Pair of blue/white Dunlop sport shoes June Mitchell Uniform Shop Manager


SPORT U/13 RUGBY LEAGUE The Under 13s Rugby League teams had a bye two weeks ago and took advantage of the break to improve their skills. Mr Greg Florimo of the North Sydney Bears, a gentleman with whom we are familiar with as he referees many of our games, kindly took a training session with assistance from Mr Brent Pigram.

SQUASH For the second year in a row, Dominique Ratcliffe (12 Moore) has won the Under 19s Coffs Harbour Junior Squash Classic. Lauded as a match by organisers that demonstrated exceptional play by both players, Dom defeated his rival in a tight contest, 11/9. Congratulations Dom!

Good at Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding or XC Skiing?

Be part of the 2014 Interschools Snow Sports Competition! The first series of the 2014 Interschools Snow Sports Competition will be held during the July School holidays from 2nd - 5th July 2014 in Thredbo. Last year, over 6,200 High School students from across Australia competed in the Interschools Competition series and more are expected this year. It’s a great opportunity for Snow Sports fans to have heaps of fun!

Many areas of the game were attended to but in particular passing techniques and tackling were a focus. The boys worked hard and quite obviously had a very enjoyable afternoon. Many thanks were expressed to the coaches for giving up their time.

We are looking for skiers and boarders from Year 7 to Year 12 interested in competing in the 2014 Interschools Snow Sports Competition. All supervision, transport and accommodation requirements are the responsibility of each participant’s parents or guardians.

Ralph Chandler U13Bs Coach & Peter Jones U13As Coach

If you would like your son to be part of this fun event, please contact: Meg Neuhaus 2014 Interschools Snow Sports Coordinator 0412 112 754 Ian_and_Meg@bigpond.com

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VOLUNTEER ROSTERS CANTEEN 10 Jun: Katherine Borkowski, Sandra Fitzgerald, Kirsty Hudson, Melanie Sanchez 11 Jun: Amanda Gallen, Meg Neuhaus, Sarah Panozzo, Ruth Scholes, Sue Van Twest 12 Jun: Rosina Aloe, Barbara Doll, Catherine Dovgan, Liz Parr 13 Jun: France Booth, Selena French, Fiona Lucas, Jane O’Shea, Irene Tan 16 Jun: PUPIL FREE DAY 17 Jun: Deborah Brown, Maria Pagano, Colin Wilson 18 Jun: Sam Adderton, Erica Keri, Soula Lekopoulos, Robyn Mathôt-Gwozdecky, Dimi Mills 19 Jun: Lizzy Chant, Leanne O’Grady, Antoniette Raynaud, Jenny Winter 20 Jun: Karen Ferguson, Suzanne Fraser, Sandra Garratt, Lisa James, Kim Walker, Zarli French-Thompson UNIFORM SHOP 11 Jun: Maureen McKee, Elizabeth Byrne, Julie Gaidzkar, Dimi Hills, Jenny Winter 18 Jun: Megan Sturrock, Cheree Fulwood, Natalie Chanelian, Lizzy Chant

LOOKING AHEAD 12>14 Jun: MUSICAL 12 Jun: MCC Sport - Round 6 13 Jun: CSDA Debating - Elimination Round 2 16 Jun: PUPIL FREE DAY (Staff Day) Solidarity - Night Patrol (Chanel) 19 Jun: MCC Sport - Round 7 20 Jun: CSDA Debating - Quarterfinals Solidarity - Surry Hills (Moore) 21 Jun: P&F Trivia Night 25 Jun>8 Jul: IMMERSION 26 Jun: LAST DAY OF TERM 2 27 Jun: COLLEGE CLOSED (Day in lieu of Expo) 14 Jul: TERM 3 COMMENCES Solidarity - Night Patrol (Moore) 16 Jul: Year 11 Ministry Week Prep Day Year 8 Subject Information Evening La Valla Hall, 4pm Year 10 Subject Information Evening La Valla Hall, 5pm 17 Jul: MCC Semi Finals Round 18 Jul: CSDA Debating - Semi Finals Solidarity - Surry Hills (Chanel) 21 Jul: Year 7 - 11 Parent/Teacher Interviews Half-Day for Students, 12pm 22 Jul: Year 7 - 11 Parent/Teacher Interviews PUPIL FREE DAY

Spectator

areas at

sports grounds are sm ke-free The smoking ban applies to covered & uncovered spectator areas, while an organised sporting event is held. A $300 on the spot fine may apply for anyone who fails to comply with these laws. For more information on the amendments to the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 visit health.nsw.gov.au/smokefree

Tobacco Information Line:

1800 357 412

The Tobacco Information Line can be accessed by non-English speaking people via the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 13 14 50

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Surf Education at your School FREE presentations on Sun & Surf Safety We will come to your school to conduct a 45minute presentation (includes question time) at a time that suits you during Term 2 and 3. Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches and The Cancer Institute NSW have for the past two years continually been able to deliver free presentations to all schools in the area on Sun Safety and Surf Safety. We also offer a three-hour Surf Awareness program on the beach in Term 4 for $22 per student. The on-the-beach course follows up on the classroom presentation, gives students and teachers an opportunity to spend a day at the beach, improves surf awareness skills all whilst fulfilling part of the PDHPE syllabus. Contact marcial@surflifesaving.net.au or call 9913 8066 to make a booking. Marcial is only too happy to visit your school and explain


High Notes #8 - 9th June 2014