Page 1

SALESIAN COLLEGE CHADSTONE

ABN 43 797 631 001

Annual

T +61 3 9807 2644 F +61 3 9888 1289

2015

10 Bosco Street Chadstone Victoria Australia 3148

www.salesian.vic.edu.au INSPIRE EDUCATE BECOME Great men.

2015 Annual


INSPIRE, EDUCATE, BECOME Great Men.

Editor: Suzie McErvale publicrelations@salesian.vic.edu.au

Congratulations to Michael Nguyen on his efforts in Product Design and Technology. As the picture illustrates, Michael’s constructed coffee table is made from walnut and mild steel, involving the use of metal cutting, joining tools and neat woodworking. Michael made several small scale prototypes of the metal frame to ensure that all the angles and dimensions were correct on the full sized table. Michael created an excellent piece of work, and is to be commended on his efforts in Product Design and Technology.

Editorial Assistance: Nikita Rodrigues Michelle Collins Proofreader: Mavis Ford, La Trobe University Photographic Contributions: Br Barry Parker Paddy McKenna Graphic Design: Stu Fountain, Mud Group

Mr Justin Leeds Head of Design and Technology

Printing: MPrint

2015 Salesian College Annual

2015 Salesian College Annual


CONTENTS

2

College Rector

4

From the Principal

10 2015 VCE Results

2015 Salesian College Annual

11 40+ Study Scores

56 Humanities

12 2015 Dux Speech

57 Human Development

14 Scholarship Program

59 Sport

16 2015 Salesian Awards

61 ACC Sport

17 Omnia Awards

66 RUA Resource Centre

18 Student Leadership

68 Chess

22 College Captain

69 The Year 10 PreCal Program

24 Class of 2015

70 VCAL

26 Staff

72 Public Speaking

30 Business Manager

74 Student Wellbeing

31 Facilities

76 Pathways

32 Information Technology

78 Annecy

33 Public Relations

80 Collinson

34 Canteen

82 Moroney

35 Parents’ Association

84 Savio

36 Religious Education

86 House Cup Competition

38 OZBOSCO

88 Year 12

39 Social Justice League

90 Year 12 Oratory Classes

40 Salesian Missions

98 Year 11

41 Oakleigh Connections Group

100 Year 11 Oratory Classes

42 Learning and Curriculum

108 Year 10

44 Mathematics

110 Year 10 Oratory Classes

45 Science

118 Year 9

46 Visual Arts

120 Year 9 Oratory Classes

47 Technology Studies

128 Year 8

48 Visual Arts and Design Show

130 Year 8 Oratory Classes

50 Italian

136 Year 7

52 Performing Arts

138 Year 7 Oratory Classes

54 Annual College Production

147 Student Roll Call

1


COLLEGE RECTOR

So the great Mandala keeps on turning and another graduating class comes to the conclusion of a six year cycle at Salesian College. The Class of 2015 steps out, leaving a legacy that is certainly a great tribute to them. Having celebrated the conclusion of their schooling at Salesian College at a very impressive Valedictory Mass and Dinner in a truly Salesian family style, the very significant enrichment acquired over those years was clearly evident, and

2

gave a great sense of pride to parents, families and the whole College Community. We hope that the final accolade in the form of the VCE results is likewise a tribute to the Class of 2015. During this year we have celebrated the 200th Anniversary of the birth of St John Bosco. The inspiration of the founder of the Salesian Congregation constantly challenges us all to be “Honest citizens and good Christians”. This was

the incentive proposed to the young people by Don Bosco as he began the great work of education that Salesians continue all around the world today. To remind us of this heritage and to celebrate this significant anniversary, the Rector Major (the World Leader of the Salesians) made a brief visit to Australia in May. His tight schedule did not allow for a visit to Chadstone, but a large group of student leaders went to St Joseph’s College Ferntree Gully, where

2015 Salesian College Annual


“I am very grateful for having had six years to enjoy being an integral part of this College Community and I hope and pray that Salesian College will continue to blossom under the leadership of Mr Brennan and the dedicated staff he has around him.�

they chatted with him and had an opportunity to join in a forum with the young people who had gathered there for this occasion. Throughout the year, each of our calendared days for celebration highlighted the themes associated with the spirit that we have had passed down to us from Don Bosco. I am sure the focus on Don Bosco has inspired many throughout our College Community and sparked an incentive to

2015 Salesian College Annual

honour our patron Saint by our commitment to achieve, and by the very quality of life we share with each other. The great Mandala keeps on turning and it is my turn to spiral out. This is my final contribution to the College Year Book, due to the fact that Fr Provincial (the Leader of the Salesians in Australia and the Pacific and a proud past pupil of this College) has called me to assist him at our Province Centre in Ascot Vale as of January 2016. I am

very grateful for having had six years to enjoy being an integral part of this College Community, and I hope and pray that Salesian College will continue to blossom under the leadership of Mr Brennan and the dedicated staff he has around him. May Peace and Blessing be showered upon this College Community. God Bless. Fr John Papworth Rector

3


FROM THE PRINCIPAL As I reflect on the 2015 School Year, I do so with a strange unease, as I cannot help having a tinge of guilt, having taken Term Three off this year. Having said that, it appears that the College didn’t miss a beat in my absence. More so than ever, having missed a term, I can’t believe another year has gone by. We continued to cram an extraordinary amount into the forty weeks which make up the school year, even in my absence. 2015 has been another extremely rewarding year, with many highlights and accomplishments. The students of Salesian College Chadstone continue to build on the great sense of pride and joy that the community enjoys. The way the boys interact with each other and with all in the community and go about their daily routines is a pleasure to behold. Once again I am reminded that the finest aspect of this great College is the boys and the other people who make up the community: the staff, parents, and priests who support the boys in their endeavours. To sum up the year in a few words is always difficult; however, the words that come to mind for me are ‘a year of change’. We have witnessed a number of changes throughout the year, with changes in timetables, a move away from the traditional morning

4

homeroom, the introduction of an oratory program and a fairly major building project, all the while continuing to bear witness to a greater sense of pride and joy in the community. As always the boys returned to start the year full of enthusiasm and promise. We welcomed 190 new Year 7 students in an amazing opening College Mass, with the now traditional presentation of College and House badges. The ceremonial welcome set the scene for the Year 7 boys as they went on to have a great year, enjoying a strong sense of belonging to the Salesian College Chadstone community. I look back with pride in what has been a very positive year, with many things to celebrate and for which to give thanks. A highlight for me this year has been the way the boys have taken to the College song, which is now sung with gusto and pride at every opportunity. It has been adopted and embraced by all in the community, especially the boys. There is now a sense of anticipation at each of our assemblies where the song is now sung. Our greatest challenge is to keep the boys in time with the music and not race ahead in their excitement! Student numbers increased this year, built primarily on the larger intake at Year 7, and we look forward to another increase in 2016. Just under 200 boys will join

us again in Year 7 next year, giving us a population of approximately 980, up from the 960 boys enrolled at the start of 2015.

“Just under 200 boys will join us again in Year 7 next year, giving us a population of approximately 980, up from the 960 boys enrolled at the start of 2015.”

The College is once again pleased with the academic achievements of the class of 2015, with twenty-four boys performing exceptionally well, achieving ATAR scores of 90 or above. The College Dux for the class of 2015 is Nimesh Kularatne, with an ATAR score of 99.8. This continues the wonderful family tradition achieved by his two older brothers. Other pleasing aspects of the VCE results include 40 boys (30%) obtaining an ATAR score over 80 and 65 students (47%) scoring an ATAR of 70 or over. The average ATAR score was 67.4, once again five points above the state average for boys. The excellent results by Salesian College students were also evident in the percentage of study scores of 40 and above at 8.7%. We are now seeing consistency in our results, and the College is truly proud of the boys and their efforts. The Class of 2015 continued to build on the improved results of the past few years. The boys took up the array of opportunities on offer for them here at the College, adding to the fabric of the College as well as to their own experience. Participation in all aspects of College life continued to grow with the willingness of

2015 Salesian College Annual


the boys to join in and have a go continuing to swell. This resulted in improved performances on field, culminating in the ultimate success of a senior soccer premiership as well as premierships in Years 7, 8 and 10 football. We were also able to make a number of other finals, only to be pipped at the final hurdle. Success in sport can be measured in many ways, and for Salesian College success is currently measured in the willingness of the boys to represent their school with pride, the way our boys participate and the sense of sportsmanship and joy they bring to each event. The 2015 House Cup was won by Moroney House after accumulating the most points in the four individual shields: Sport, Academic, Cultural and Civics and

2015 Salesian College Annual

Citizenship. It was a fantastic year for the team in red as they took out three of the four individual shields, including the Academic, Citizenship, and Sport Shields, with Annecy taking out the Cultural Shield. The intra-school competition continues to provide the boys with good-natured competition against their mates and a chance to develop ongoing rivalries between the houses, whilst reinforcing their sense of belonging within the school. House competition now follows the two-tiered competition implemented in 2013, made up of the formal College carnivals, as well as either lunchtime or sport afternoon competitions. The competitive nature of the House Cup continues to grow, especially for the senior boys in their final

year, with each house desperate to get their hands on the ultimate prize. The College carnivals were once again competitive, generating a great deal of fun and excitement for all the boys. Music continues to provide many boys with the chance to have fun whilst exhibiting their talents. The boys in the music program demonstrated a strong connection and a good comradeship amongst themselves. Music also provided a chance to contribute to House points, with participation in the music program contributing points to the Cultural Shield. Members of the College bands were provided with an opportunity to travel to the Gold Coast, rehearsing and performing

5


in a music festival. This opportunity added to their normal performances in and around the College. The bands continued to provide great entertainment for the College and wider community. The Music program continues to provide a very important vehicle for cultural growth for all in the community through the multitude of opportunities available. The College was once again entertained at a number of school musical celebrations, including Cabaret Night and the Autumn and Spring Concerts. The combined Year 7 band performances provided the highlight in these concerts. It was the alternative year in our performance calendar, with the boys putting on the stage play ‘You Can’t Take It With You’. Their performance

6

was an incredible success, providing enjoyment to the hundreds of people in the audience. The support of the community at these gatherings was once again very strong. Community events and participation in social justice activities had the boys busy outside the classroom and out in the community. Our traditional fundraisers, ‘Tinnies for Vinnies’, Caritas Christmas appeal and the Salesian missions were once again extremely well supported by the boys. The College walkathon was successful in its second year after being reintroduced last year. The boys raised vast amounts of money to support those less fortunate than themselves in the community. Debating and public speaking built on the success

of last year’s renaissance with a greater number of boys participating in House competitions as well as inter-school competitions. Our results in the interschool competitions were very pleasing. We look forward to continued growth in both numbers and results in 2016. Building on its introduction in 2014, the College Student Leadership Congress developed to a new level in 2015 under the guidance of Ms Elissa Galante and Ms Rachel Ivey. College Captain, Patrick Atallah and Vice Captains Joshua Lean and Danyon Smart very competently led the new student leadership structure at the College. The student leaders built on the initiatives implemented in previous years, consolidating them into the College

2015 Salesian College Annual


calendar. Together they were able to take student leadership to a new level, ensuring that students will have a true voice in the College community for years to come. Fundraising activities continued to be prominent, generating much needed funds for the designated charities, whilst providing much needed fun for the community. The House Captains undertook their jobs enthusiastically, ensuring that House leaders had plenty of support at sporting carnivals and house events. They were able to generate a great deal of house spirit, never more evident than at the final assemblies for all houses, where the winners of each Shield as well as the Community Cup were presented. I congratulate all student leaders for their

2015 Salesian College Annual

role in ensuring that student leadership continues to grow at the College and to be at the cutting edge in its function. College liturgical celebrations were a highlight for me again this year. They remain one of the great privileges of being a member of a Catholic Community. The Opening School Year Mass, Mary Help of Christians Mass, Valedictory Mass and the Community Mass, our four major celebrations, are blessings for our community. Combined with the Mary Mackillop House Masses, year level Masses, class Masses and all the other liturgical celebrations, these add greatly to the faith journey of our students and staff alike. Student participation and reverence during these gatherings were outstanding. Two

special gatherings on the Calendar continue to be our Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day Masses. They are well attended and bring a real sense of joy. Our guests enjoyed these experiences very much, with many of them going out of their way to pass on their thanks. All boys from Year 12 to Year 7 participated in a retreat at their given year level. The retreats play an integral role in our boys exploring their spirituality and faith in their lives. The retreats provided an uplifting and reflective atmosphere, ensuring a positive experience for those in attendance. The retreats are a valuable experience for our students, as they provide an opportunity to reflect on the people they are, the experiences and relationships that have formed them and how these

7


will impact on their future. The boys also considered what part, if any, faith or God have in their lives now and into the future. The time to reflect given at the retreats takes many of our students out of their comfort zones and into areas often neglected. For many it may be the only time they consider a world outside their day to day lives. The College continues to be supported by the Salesian Community, both locally and in the broader sense. The support we receive starts at the top with Provincial Fr Greg Chambers and Vice Provincial Fr Bernie Graham, and is backed up locally by the College Rector, Fr John Papworth. We also have staff members Fr Cantamessa, Br Joe Ellul, Br Barry Parker and the rest of the Salesian community

8

providing great support and spiritual guidance. The staff of Salesian College Chadstone continued to play an integral role in the success of the College. They did so this year under some trying conditions, given the number of changes they supported throughout the year, and the building works which always impact on school organisation. I am very grateful for their support and dedication, their work ethic and the care they show for the boys. Time and again they go beyond the call of duty to provide our boys with a great education as well as the support and care they require. Once again we celebrated a number of staff milestones, with a number of staff chalking up 10, 15, 20, 25 and even 30 years of

service to the College. A list of these staff members is included in this publication, and I hope you join with me in congratulating them on these wonderful achievements. As is always the case in a school, at the end of the year we sadly bid farewell to a number of staff who move on to a new phase in their professional lives. The College would like to acknowledge the contribution they have made in their own ways, adding to the College tapestry and history. We say goodbye to the College Rector of the past six years, Fr John Papworth. Fr John will be missed around the College. His positive attitude, his good humour and his wisdom have always been well received. We also farewell Ms Donna Paatch, Mr Craig McGrath and Ms Caitlyn Jarrett, who leave us after a

2015 Salesian College Annual


number of years on staff. We also say goodbye to Mrs Rosa Salemme, Ms Amanda Jarrett, Ms Krislyn De Lorenzo and Mr Nick Filippis, who have completed short replacement contracts with the College. It is not so much goodbye but rather bon voyage to Mrs Jenny Hubber and Ms Christina Gilcrist who are both taking extended long service leave to contemplate the benefits of retirement. I would also like to acknowledge the passing of a well-respected member of staff, Ms Jenny Ford. Jenny passed after a short battle with cancer. Jenny’s passing caused much sadness in the community and she will missed by many. Fr John Papworth continued to provide much needed support, guidance and leadership for the College Board Members in their service to the College Board.

2015 Salesian College Annual

The Board continued to function very effectively, ensuring that College policy and the ethos of the College were upheld. I would like to personally thank the Board members for a great year. We also farewelled Mrs Karen Collins after a number of years of outstanding service to the Board. The College strategic focus in 2015 was staff development; to provide 21st century learning in strong learning and teaching teams, which is integral to providing the best possible student outcomes. Along with development of the new oratory program, the staff were kept very busy. Undertaking a major renovation is always a difficult task, but upgrading the Naylon building was much needed in an effort to bring our art facilities into

the twenty-first century. These works were nearing completion as the school year ended, and we look forward to taking ownership once more to start the 2016 school year. These, along with a number of other minor projects, have been well received by the College community, in particular the College gym, which the boys have loved using during their Physical Education classes and sport afternoons. When contemplating everything that has been achieved this year, it is with a great sense of pride and joy that I reflect on the 2015 School Year here at Salesian College Chadstone. God bless. Mr Robert Brennan Principal

9


2015 VCE RESULTS

“Dux of 2015, Nimesh Kularatne, achieved the highest score in the College’s history with an ATAR of 99.8” Congratulations to our 2015 Year 12 cohort on their successful VCE results. Patrick Atallah (College Captain), Nimesh Kularatne (Dux), and Luis Mascaro (Moroney House Captain) carried on an extraordinary family and College success rate, achieving an ATAR of 98 and above, all within a 1.8 percent range of their older brothers (Class of 2011). The Highlights • Dux of 2015, Nimesh Kularatne, achieved the highest score in the College’s history with an ATAR of 99.8, putting him in the top 0.15 percent of all Year 12 students in the state • 6.5 percent of students achieved an ATAR above 97 • 9.5 percent of students achieved an ATAR above 95 • 17 percent of students achieved an ATAR exceeding 90 • 8.7 percent of students achieved a study score above 40 • The cohort maintained a median study score of 31 • 30 per cent of students achieved an ATAR above 80 • VCE completion rate sat at 100 per cent

From top: Patrick Atallah, Nimesh Kularatne and Luis Mascaro 2015 over 90 ATAR recipients 2015 over 95 ATAR recipients 2015 over 97 ATAR recipients 10

2015 Salesian College Annual


Subject

Name Score

Maths: Mathematical Methods (Cas) 3

Simon Ruys

48

Maths: Mathematical Methods (Cas) 4

Simon Ruys

48

Maths: Mathematical Methods (Cas) 3

Nimesh Kularatne

47

Maths: Mathematical Methods (Cas) 4

Nimesh Kularatne

47

English 3

John Valles

47

English 4

John Valles

47

It Applications 3

Dion D'cruz

47

It Applications 4

40+ STUDY SCORES

Dion D'cruz

47

Subject Languages: Italian 3 Languages: Italian 4

Chemistry 3

John Valles

46

Maths: Further Mathematics 3

Callum Hensman

41

Chemistry 4

John Valles

46

Maths: Further Mathematics 4

Callum Hensman

41

History: Australian History 3

Demos Phylactou

46

Legal Studies 3

Demos Phylactou

41

History: Australian History 4

Demos Phylactou

46

Legal Studies 4

Demos Phylactou

41

Legal Studies 3

Alexander Arnold

46

Business Management 3

Jake Dell'arciprete

41

Legal Studies 4

Alexander Arnold

46

Business Management 4

Jake Dell'arciprete

41

Business Management 3

Jamie Nixon

46

Maths: Mathematical Methods (Cas) 3

Patrick Atallah

41

Business Management 4

Jamie Nixon

46

Maths: Mathematical Methods (Cas) 4

Patrick Atallah

41

Systems Engineering 3

George Triafylos

45

Accounting 3

Nimesh Kularatne

41

Systems Engineering 4

George Triafylos

45

Accounting 4

Nimesh Kularatne

41

Maths: Mathematical Methods (Cas) 3

Matthew Chau

45

Systems Engineering 3

Michael Nguyen

41

Maths: Mathematical Methods (Cas) 4

Matthew Chau

45

Systems Engineering 4

Michael Nguyen

41

Psychology 3

Alexander Arnold

45

Maths: Further Mathematics 3

Bill Karisserickal

41

Psychology 3

Andrew Kelly

45

Maths: Further Mathematics 4

Bill Karisserickal

41

Psychology 3

Peter Savat

45

Music: Tech Production (Vce Vet) A 3

Hamish Patterson

41

Psychology 4

Alexander Arnold

45

Music: Tech Production (Vce Vet) A 4

Hamish Patterson

41

Psychology 4

Andrew Kelly

45

English 3

Anthony Nalbant

40

Psychology 4

Peter Savat

45

English 4

Anthony Nalbant

40

Chemistry 3

Andrew Kelly

44

Maths: Mathematical Methods (Cas) 3

John Valles

40

Chemistry 3

Nimesh Kularatne

44

Maths: Mathematical Methods (Cas) 4

John Valles

40

Chemistry 4

Andrew Kelly

44

Physics 3

John Valles

40

Chemistry 4

Nimesh Kularatne

44

Physics 4

John Valles

40

Micheal Botros

44

English 3

Andy Nguyen

40

Peter Savat

40

Maths: Further Mathematics 3

Name Score Luis Mascaro 41 Luis Mascaro 41

Micheal Botros

44

English 3

Physics 3

George Triafylos

43

English 3

Daniel Subbiah

40

Physics 4

George Triafylos

43

English 3

Alex Catalano

40

Maths: Mathematical Methods (Cas) 3

Ralph Rodrigo

43

English 3

Matthew Chau

40

Maths: Mathematical Methods (Cas) 4

Ralph Rodrigo

43

English 4

Andy Nguyen

40

English 3

Luis Mascaro

43

English 4

Peter Savat

40

English 4

Luis Mascaro

43

English 4

Daniel Subbiah

40

History: Australian History 3

Peter Savat

43

English 4

Alex Catalano

40

History: Australian History 4

Peter Savat

43

English 4

Matthew Chau

40

It Applications 3

Crofton Burrows

43

English 3

Monaal Madan

40

It Applications 4

Crofton Burrows

43

English 4

Monaal Madan

40

Chemistry 3

Ralph Rodrigo

43

Business Management 3

Casey Henderson

40

Chemistry 4

Ralph Rodrigo

43

Business Management 4

Casey Henderson

40

Psychology 3

Luis Mascaro

43

Literature 3

Alexander Arnold

40

Psychology 3

Daniel Subbiah

43

Literature 3

Ilario Genovese

40

Psychology 4

Luis Mascaro

43

Literature 3

Sasika Wijewardana

40

Psychology 4

Daniel Subbiah

43

Literature 4

Alexander Arnold

40

English 3

Brendon Kang

42

Literature 4

Ilario Genovese

40

English 4

Brendon Kang

42

Literature 4

Sasika Wijewardana

40

Chemistry 3

Simon Ruys

42

Maths: Specialist Mathematics 3

Nimesh Kularatne

40

Chemistry 4

Simon Ruys

42

Maths: Specialist Mathematics 4

Nimesh Kularatne

40

Maths: Further Mathematics 3

Monaal Madan

42

Accounting 3

Micheal Botros

40

Maths: Further Mathematics 4

Monaal Madan

42

Accounting 4

Micheal Botros

40

Literature 3

Jamie Nixon

42

English (Eal) 3

Micheal Botros

40

Literature 4

Jamie Nixon

42

English (Eal) 4

Micheal Botros

40

IT Applications 3

Nicholas Vargiu

42

Maths: Mathematical Methods (Cas) 3

Callum Hensman

40

IT Applications 4

Nicholas Vargiu

42

Maths: Mathematical Methods (Cas) 3

Haoyuan Xu

40

English 3

Benjamin Madden

42

Maths: Mathematical Methods (Cas) 4

Callum Hensman

40

English 4

Benjamin Madden

42

Maths: Mathematical Methods (Cas) 4

Haoyuan Xu

40

Maths: Further Mathematics 3

Bailey Knight

42

English 3

Selaka Nelson

40

Maths: Further Mathematics 3

Hieu Nguyen

42

English 4

Selaka Nelson

40

Maths: Further Mathematics 4

Bailey Knight

42

Chemistry 3

Monaal Madan

40

Maths: Further Mathematics 4

Hieu Nguyen

42

Chemistry 4

Monaal Madan

40

Music: Tech Production (Vce Vet) A 3

Michael Nguyen

42

Physical Education 3

Andrew Papanikolaou

40

Music: Tech Production (Vce Vet) A 4

Michael Nguyen

42

Physical Education 4

Andrew Papanikolaou

40

Maths: Further Mathematics 4

2015 Salesian College Annual

11


2015 DUX SPEECH “There may come a time during Year 12 when the stresses of VCE become too overwhelming. This is not the time to throw in the towel, but the time to seek help from your family, friends and the staff here at the College. You will be quite astonished as to how many people are experts on it.”

12

It is a great honour and privilege to be speaking to you on behalf of the graduate class of 2015. Year 12 is a wonderfully rewarding year if you make it so, and a year which can open your eyes to your potential. Attaining an ATAR score in the 90s has some correlation to your ability, but it’s just as much a thing you plan. It is also to do with the company you keep, with the people standing by your side through the hardships and the triumphs. To the boys here with me today and those who could not make it, I salute you, I thank you and congratulate all of you in our shared endeavour to do well. There was help from many who didn’t get to 90, but succeeded too. It is after all a very arbitrary measure. None of this would have happened if it wasn’t for the support and guidance of the special people in our lives. To my friends, some of whom are here today, I thank you for constantly bringing me back to reality and, despite my frequent absences, showing me that Year 12 comes and goes, but true friends do not. Throughout our journey we received the support of dedicated people. To the staff who taught us from Year 7, I thank you. To my teachers last year, in particular Ms Marshall, Ms Hubber, Ms Misso, Ms Beurs, Mr Dexter and Mr McDonald, thank you for inspiring me to push past my limits with such nurturing

guidance. A special thank you to Joelle for freeing me from myself, and to the man who discovered the fountain of youth, Mr McKail, who believed in me more than I did myself, and for that I am forever grateful. I also have to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to a significant few in my life. Firstly, my brothers, Aeshan and Buddhike. They not only responded every time I sought help, but pushed me when I thought I didn’t. Over and above this, they also made me an independent learner, and that is priceless. I have followed their advice and their example, and I will follow them once more in thanking, as they did, our simply amazing parents. If I was up early, they would be up that little bit earlier, my misery was their misery, my worry, my tiredness… was theirs. In a nutshell, my sacrifices were without a doubt their sacrifices. It’s true of most kids I know that when you go through Year 12 your parents go through it as well. Nothing is ever too much trouble, but in saying this, nothing was ever really good enough. Mum, it is comforting to know that while 99.80 is good 99.85 sounds a little better. I am reminded again today of the many Dux speeches I have witnessed over the years. In my view, the most significant and memorable part of those speeches was the motivation given to the future

2015 Salesian College Annual


graduates. It worked for me and it worked for many of my friends, who simply wanted to be a little bit better tomorrow than they were today. I am often asked how I approached Year 12, or what strategies and techniques I implemented to help me prepare for exams. However, my honest advice to all of you is that you must develop your own unique study habits. Experiment and create a distinctive study pattern that you are comfortable with, and progressively alter it as your demands change. Remember that no two individuals are the same, and my unorthodox methods of studying may, or may not, be best suited for you. Nevertheless, one thing is for certain and that is stress. There may come a time during Year 12 when the stresses of VCE become too overwhelming. This is not the time to throw in the towel, but the time to seek help from your family, friends and the staff here at the College.

2015 Salesian College Annual

You will be quite astonished as to how many people are experts on it. The Dux Proximus for 2015, John Valles, was one of the hardest working members of our cohort. His acceptance into undergraduate medicine at Monash University is testament to his determination. My point is that John was a soldier, and he inspired me with his unceasing work ethic. I encourage all of you to find your own John Valles, and find that inner ambition that pushes you to work hard and never give up, because life doesn’t give you what you want. It gives you what you deserve. Ultimately, the four digits you will receive in December may, or may not, be a true reflection of your efforts in Year 12. But if you continually put in the effort, especially when weakness pesters you to stop, you will leave high school with no regrets. Best of all, you will have earned your selfrespect. It took me quite

some time to realise this myself, but your ATAR does not define who you are. You define who you are. And it is never too late to change. As Shakespeare once said, “We know what we are, but know not what we may be”. For the past twelve years there has been a member of my family attending Salesian College. Aeshan, who was the College Captain, graduated in 2009, and Buddhike, who was the College Vice-Captain and Dux, graduated in 2011. As the youngest of the three, I would like to thank Salesian College for everything it has done for our family, and say on behalf of us all a very warm goodbye. Thank you. Nimesh Kularatne 2015 College Dux

13


SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Salesian College Scholarship Program aims to: • Recognise, reinforce and reward the culture of high achievement and excellence within the College • Attract and retain ‘high achieving’ students as role models for our student population Salesian College encourages students to continue the strong academic tradition which has developed throughout the years at the College and to strive to achieve the best results of which they are capable. Youngsters honoured the kindness of Don Bosco in this way in Turin, as was best exemplified in the life of St Dominic Savio. The Scholarship Program rewards those students who have consistently worked at the top level throughout the year.

Some notable scholarship winners who have entered into various areas of the Medical/Dental profession include: Aeshan Kularatne (Class of 2009), Stephen Alvarado (Class of 2010), Max Tu (Class of 2012) and Nathan D’Souza (Class of 2014). The top 10 performing students (based on academic performance and/ or general excellence) at each year level from Years 7 to 9 receive a tuition fee remission of $500. The top performing student entering into Year 10, Year 11 and Year 12 receives the Top Achiever-Academic Excellence Award, valued at $2,500. Three additional scholarships of $1,000 are available at each senior year level for Academic and or General Excellence. Mrs Mary Menz Principal’s Personal Assistant/Registrar

Many recipients of scholarships, since its inception in 2001, have gone on to achieve amazing ATAR results, performed exceptionally well in their university courses and are entering the workforce as fine examples of Salesian men.

14

2015 Salesian College Annual


The College congratulates the 2015 scholarship recipients:

2015 Salesian College Annual

Year Level

Given

Surname

7

Irving

Arsabhuvana

7

Dhanush

Batreddy

7

John

Burns

7

Aidan

Cahill

7

Joel

Childs

7

Yasiru

Kanathigoda

7

Pranav

Kumaran

7

Jiafei

Lin

7

Jack

Martyn

7

Thomas

Minns

8

Naveen

Amarendra

8

John

Avila

8

Christopher

Beltran

8

Joseph

Cefai

8

Tim

Hoang

8

Akhilash Dever

Kanagarajah

8

Yoon Pyo

Lee

8

Jed

Li

8

Rohit

Valanki

8

Samuel

Vanderhorst

9

Sam

Bisas

9

Emmanuel

Chu Chung Chuck

9

Robert

Gudzoski

9

Kevin

Jayadi

9

Robert

Lam

9

Mark

Linden

9

Adrian

Nadonza

9

Purna

Perera

9

Sohan

Pujar

9

Blake

Swaris

10

Kartik

Kashyap

10

Stefano

Mascaro

10

Julian

Russo

10

Kojitha

Senanayake

11

Noel

Crouch

11

Jake

Dell'Arciprete

11

David

Luong

11

Christos

Romios

12

Alex

Arnold

12

Andrew

Kelly

12

Nimesh

Kularatne

12

Peter

Savat

“Many recipients of scholarships have gone on to achieve amazing ATAR results, performed exceptionally well in their university courses and are entering the workforce as fine examples of Salesian men.�

15


2015 SALESIAN AWARDS 2015 Gold Bosco Award Winners

Jake Dell’Arciprete

Edwin Saravanapavaan

Athan Dritsas

At Salesian College, we are always looking at ways in which we can help develop the young men in our care to be true carriers of the spirit of St John Bosco. Don Bosco’s passion was the holistic development of young people. He believed passionately that working side by side with the young people in his care, developing right relationships and sharing his faith, he would not only provide opportunities for them to be successful, but he would be making a contribution to making the world a better place. Throughout the year boys are offered the opportunity to excel in many different ways. We know that while not all boys are as academically inclined as others, all of them carry within them the God given ability to shine in their own particular way. The Salesian awards are our school’s attempt to allow those talents to shine, and to ensure that boys are affirmed for the positive contribution they make to our community. The Bosco awards are given to students who pursue excellence in many different ways. Points for the awards

16

Geordan Gianakoudakis

Casey Henderson

are allocated to individual students and their House in recognition of their efforts to contribute positively to our community. Academic points are awarded to boys over the year on the basis of each boy’s subject marks each term as well as any specific awards received. Encouragement of boys in their academic pursuits leads to the development of a strong work ethic that will position them well for the place in their tertiary pursuits or in the workforce generally. Cultural points are given for boys’ participation in activities such as debating, public speaking, bands, assisting with liturgical singing etc. Participation in the Arts is an important facet of rounding off an education for boys, and allows them to develop important skills in life. Community points are awarded to boys who engage in the activities that enliven the spirit of St John Bosco at the College. Consideration of others as shown by fund raising, attending special College days and participating fully in the contribution to school spirit, is an important facet of this.

Josh Lean

Connor Perkins

Marcus Sawan

Danyon Smart

Sport is such an important aspect of the development of young men. We know that playing sport for your team, your House and especially your School develops a sense of pride within the young man, as well as helping to develop the strong qualities of supporting your teammates and striving to do your best. For many young men, the sporting field is a place where they can shine. Over the year, Bosco awards were presented to students for their terrific work in one or all categories. The Bronze Bosco is a significant achievement, with the Silver being a considerable step up again. Winners of the Gold Bosco have shown dedication to the school in many ways, and they really are examples of the finest young men that Salesian has to offer. My congratulations to all Bosco award winners in 2015, and special mention must be made of the fine young men who have achieved the coveted Gold Bosco in 2015. My hope is that in 2016 we will be once again issuing the Gold Bosco to a new group of worthy candidates. Mr Brendan Douglas Assistant Principal - Students

“At Salesian College, we are always looking at ways in which we can help develop the young men in our care to be true carriers of the spirit of St John Bosco.” 2015 Salesian College Annual


OMNIA AWARDS Year 11

Noel Crouch

Year 12

Edwin Saravanapavaan

Joshua Knight

Gabriel Lubin

Hamish Patterson

Each year, at the Community Day liturgy, the Omnia Awards are presented to senior students who have made an outstanding contribution to community service within or on behalf of Salesian College. These awards were inaugurated in the year 2000, and have become an important tradition that recognises students who have demonstrated a community mindedness and taken action to help the community. This service, which is selfless, voluntary and regular, comes from the student, who in return does not expect reward or recognition. Students are nominated by their peers and staff, and it is both a privilege and honour to be short listed for an Omnia award. This year there were three Year 11 recipients and six Year 12 recipients.

2015 Salesian College Annual

Joseph Tran

Connor Perkins

These boys were involved in all facets of Salesian College, and over their many years at the college volunteered their services and talents for the benefit of others. We congratulate them and thank them for their contribution to the school. It is to be hoped that other Salesian students will see the example these wonderful young men have set, and will carry on the sentiment of what the Omnia Awards stand for. Miss Sarah Rapson Assistant to Assistant Principal: Faith and Mission and 7B Oratory Teacher

Marcus Sawan

Luis Mascaro

“The Omnia Awards were inaugurated in the year 2000, and have become an important tradition that recognises students who have demonstrated a community mindedness and taken action to help the community.�

17


STUDENT LEADERSHIP “Student leadership empowers all year levels to know they have a voice in the betterment and growth of the College.” 18

Student leadership is a vital part of school life at Salesian. Don Bosco’s teachings of joy, loving kindness and ‘doing the ordinary things, extraordinarily well’ underpins student leadership at the College. Student leadership empowers all year levels to know they have a voice in the betterment and growth of the college. Not only do we formally recognise student leaders with elected positions, but ultimately, all Salesian students are leaders within the school.

The benefits of Student Leadership are: • Building lifelong leadership skills • Creating and maintaining community spirit • Providing peers with a student voice • Being a recognisable face in a crowd and providing a support network for all Salesian boys • Team work skills • Taking on responsibility

2015 Salesian College Annual


Student Leadership for 2015 began with the Salesian Captains’ Conference being held at our College during December 2014. Captains from all nine Salesian schools from around Australia were part of the three day event, which included trips to the city for activities, including a day of beach games at St Kilda, a trip to the Eureka Skydeck, an amazing race around the city and a tour of the MCG. The conference also included workshops focusing on Salesian leadership, decision

2015 Salesian College Annual

making and rapport building with other Salesian school leaders. As a group, this year’s leaders have worked passionately as a united voice for students. In particular, the boys attended many events as a representative body both outside and within the College. Term One is always notably busy, with the commencement of formal classes, camps and sporting carnivals. This year’s sporting events were the biggest in attendance, and

the student leaders played a vital role in ensuring their success. Whether through participation or cheering on their houses and team mates, all leaders are a focal point of these events with their presence and active involvement. Other events included the Year 11 leaders attending the inspiring Archbishop’s conversation with student leaders at Genazzano College. The Year 10 and 11 leaders ran many year level assemblies, as well as notably participating in Community Week events,

Community Cup activities and the Walkathon. Student Congress aims to gather and unite all year levels in a formal discussion held each term. Congress continued in 2015 as a successful platform which involves class captains in younger year levels gathering with the senior leaders.

19


This year’s congress resulted in the implementation of signs on the covered courts to assist in maintaining a safe sporting area for all year levels. This event outlined proposed improvements and growth of the College, highlighting how passionate all Salesian students are about their College. We look forward to many of the new and exciting ideas next year’s 2016 students and leaders propose. A big thankyou goes to the 2015 Year 12 leaders who have now left the College. Their enthusiasm, passion and collegiality has been consistent and appreciated. Their involvement in all facets of the school community has been commendable, and we thank them for their positive contribution to school life at Salesian. We look forward to seeing student leadership grow and develop in 2016. Miss Rachel Ivey and Miss Elissa Galante Teachers and Student Leadership Coordinators  

20

2015 Salesian College Annual


College Captain

Year 12

Patrick Atallah

College Vice-Captains Josh Lean Danyon Smart

Annecy

Collinson

Moroney

Savio

Captain

Athan Dritsas

Christos Akriditis

Marcus Sawan

Anthony Bandalan

Vice-Captain

Beau Watson

Connor Andrews

Luis Mascaro

Alexander Versace

Annecy

Collinson

Moroney

Savio

Year 11

Ambassadors

Captain

Kishon Pawar

Edwin Saravanapavaan

Nathan Antonucci

Jeremey Seneviratne

Sports Casey Henderson

Vice-Captain

Jake Dell’Arciprete

Thomas Andrews

Sasi Wijewardana

Josh Knight

Annecy

Collinson

Moroney

Savio

Captain

Jack Santa-Maria

Cristian Martinelli

Stefano Mascaro

Stephen Angeloudas

Vice-Captain

Alex Nanfra

Peter Pamouktsis

Fraser Colgrave

Lachlan Magee

Mission Connor Perkins

Year 10

Cultural Michael Nguyen Academic Peter Savat

Captains Liturgy Captain Daniel Subbiah

Year 9 Leaders 9A

Steve Kelly and Ben Sexton

Social Justice Captain Beau Watson

9B

Robert Gudzoski and Purna Perera

Music Captain Joseph Tran

9C

Shamil Usoof and Kristian Michailidis

9 D Nathan Toward and Callum Morgan

Drama Captain Luis Mascaro

9E

Anthony Basile and Liam McGain

9F

Kosta Kakavoulis and Bailey Mejia

Public Speaking Captains Marcus Sawan and Aaron Holt

9 G Joseph Manual and Anthony Zulli

Year 8 Leaders Semester 1

Semester 2

8A

Dimitri Adamopoulos and Flynn Salvini

Bo de Silva and Athan Romios

8B

Baldeep Singh and Menuka Gunaratne

Patrick Ciccotosto and Saksham Aggarwal

8C

Jordan Lentini and Dylan Gatto

Frank Adams and Michael Triantafyllou

8 D Nicholas Thomas and Massimo Cappiello

Antonio Naidoo and Raymond Cordeiro

8E

Ravindu Wijesinghe and Johnny Phylactou

Hanel Sawa and Simon Park

Year 7 Leaders

2015 Salesian College Annual

Semester 1

Semester 2

7A

Sam Dalamagas and Sam Russell

Eamon McKenzie and Tom Bawden

7B

Yas Kanathigoda and Joel Childs

Adrien Chu Chung Chuck

7C

Lachie Richards and Stephen Fazio

James Papanikolaou and Sankaran Pillay

7 D Sebastien Mamotte and Rayyaan Raheem

Phillip Mackenzie and Lawson Colgrave

7E

Benjamin Lo and Peter Tzitzivakos

Matthew Juma and Raul Spink

7F

Campbell Phelan and Samuel Loiacono

Jacob Curry and Lukas Herrera

7 G Shevin Fernando and Edward Feehan

Adam Stone and Josh De Sa

7 H Jem Oner and Ki Donovan

Christopher Hatzigeorgiou and Aidan Varmalis

21


2015 COLLEGE CAPTAIN “No man’s journey has been the same as anyone else’s. We have gone through it all together, shoulder by shoulder, but in vastly different ways.”

Who would’ve thought it would come to an end so quickly? In 2010, we turned up to the first day of school as individuals. You could even say we were “one man wolf packs”. But today, we stand here as one, held together by the memories we’ve forged along the way. School camps, sports carnivals, the intense soccer matches at lunchtime, classroom shenanigans; all of this comes to an end, and thus begins a new chapter of our lives. Now, we must pass the torch to the next generation, and hope that we have left in our wake something that will outlast us at this College. To Danyon, Josh, and the leadership team; I cannot thank you enough. We’ve been through so many leadership camps, board meetings, speeches, proposals, school functions and other events, and I consider myself lucky to have worked alongside such an elite group of motivated and proactive leaders. You’ve all given this school so much and made it better a better place, and working with you has been a pleasure and an honour. To next year’s College Leaders, first and foremost, congratulations. You have a tough road ahead, yet one that will be no doubt extremely rewarding, fulfilling and full of great times to come. I remember sitting in your seats a year

22

ago, and, to be completely honest, at first I was afraid. I was petrified. It’s definitely a daunting task, but the experience is filled with opportunities to grow. Good luck with the year to come, and I’m sure you’ll leave your mark on the College, just as we hope we have left ours. We have not undertaken this journey alone, and so we must extend our thanks to a number of people. Firstly, our families have been a constant source of support. In particular, I’d like to thank my own family. Mum, Dad, you have made me the man I am today. Despite all the arguments over how many practice exams I’ve done or how on earth I’ve managed to sign myself up to another camp, you’ve always been there for me, through sacrifice, assurance, love and belief. To all the parents, the wideeyed Year 7 students in oversized blazers you once saw walk through these gates are now leaving as young men, ready to take on the world, and for all that you have given us we are forever grateful. On top of all this, we have been so lucky to have some of the best teachers in the state to guide us through our schooling journey. Salesian is truly blessed with educators who are not only extremely capable in their subjects, but also go above and beyond their duties to ensure that we get the

2015 Salesian College Annual


in my mind that we will absolutely rise to the occasion. Of course, there are the standouts, from Nimesh and Simon, who never hesitate to give their time and incredible talents to help anyone in need, to Andrew Kelly, who has had to endure my endless questions during our free periods. We’ve learnt so many invaluable lessons from our time here, such as how to accidentally dislocate someone’s knee at the Year 10 Social, or the fact that our upcoming exams can only be described as “brutal”.

most out of our learning and our Salesian life. They are teachers who go beyond simply teaching, and raise the bar for excellence. Our time here at the College is about to end, but there is still one enormous barrier to overcome. However, seeing the year level throughout the years, there’s no doubt

2015 Salesian College Annual

When I sat down to write this speech, it was a lot harder than I had anticipated. How do you sum up such a huge part of our lives in so little time? As clichéd as it sounds, all I can say is that everyone has had his own unique experience throughout high school. No man’s journey has been the same as anyone else’s. We have

gone through it all together, shoulder by shoulder, but in vastly different ways. For some, it’s been sport, and the countless unforgettable moments that have come from it. For others, it’s been music and drama, and the thrill and precision of the performing arts. For Mikey, Hamish and Gab, it’s been becoming the best sound and light crew this school has ever had. So really, as a message to the younger year levels, high school is what you make of it. And so to the Salesian College Chadstone Class of 2015, I wish you every success in the future, and hope you will cherish the memories and friendships we have made here as much as I have. I would like to leave you with the words of Michael Dell: “As you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that map and begin to draw your own”. Thank you. Patrick Atallah 2015 College Captain

23


24

2015 Salesian College Annual


CLASS OF 2015

2015 Salesian College Annual

25


2015 STAFF

Ms Julie Arnold

Ms Ros Aylward

Miss Melina Barcellona

Ms Jane Beams

Mr Steven Beckham

Mr Peter Bermingham

Mr Kim Beurs

Mrs Rhea Beurs

Mrs Trudyanne Blyth

Mrs Rita Bonne

Mr Mark Breen

Mr Jacson Brennan

Mr Robert Brennan

Mrs Kristine Brock

Mr Leon Brooks

Mr Daimon Brunton

Ms Gesualda Cafasso

Mr Daniel Campisano

Mr Oreste Cantenessa

Mr Neil Carter

Mr Reece Chang

Ms Joelle Chaperon

Mr Byron Chen

Mr Robert Chrzanowski

Ms Jayne Cowell

Mr Tim Cox

Mr Terry Cristiano

Mr Adam Croft

Mrs Amor Dahlenburg

Mr Tom Dexter

26

2015 Salesian College Annual


Mr Brendan Douglas

Mr Carl Egan

Mr Christopher Ellison

Br Joe Ellul

Mr Frank Fogarty

Miss Elissa Galante

Mrs Anne Garofalo

Ms Christina Gilchrist

Miss Susannah Good

Mr Steven Grcic

Mrs Esther Groarke

Mr Paul Groves

Ms Paula Hanley

Mrs Jennifer Hubber

Miss Rachel Ivey

Ms Amanda James

Ms Caitlyn Jarrett

Mr Anthony Johnston

Mr Nick Kearney

Miss Tara Kimstra

Mrs Nadia Knight

Mr Justin Leeds

Mr Ron Lok

Mr Steven Loonstra

Mr Kj Maan

Mr Robert Marley

Mrs Marianne Marshall

Mr Damian McAuliffe

Mr Anthony McClelland

Mr David McDonald

2015 Salesian College Annual

27


2015 STAFF

Ms Suzie McErvale

Mr Noel McGarry

Mr Ian McKail

Ms Carmel Meehan

Mr Matthew Mennilli

Mrs Mary Menz

Ms Katia Mimikos

Ms Rozanne Misso

Mrs Barbara Monaghan

Mr Peter Moore

Mrs Janet Moore

Mr David Neville

Ms Mary O’Sullivan

Mrs Donna Paatsch

Mr Jack Palumbo

Fr John Papworth

Br Barry Parker

Mr Daniel Pike

Ms Niki Pinirou

Mrs Sani Poulose

Mr Chris Pye

Miss Sarah Rapson

Ms Alica Richardson

Mr Chris Ryan

Mrs Ivana Ryan

Ms Lorraine Ryan

Mr Domenic Scarpino

Mr Andrew Schillaci

Mr Dean Schimming

Mr Stephen Sellwood

28

2015 Salesian College Annual


Mrs Joyce Sendeckyj

Mr Ray Sestito

Mr Nick Shaw

Mr Michael Shepherdson

Miss Ashley Simon

Mrs Mary Stoforidis

Ms Emerald Surrao

Mr Drew Thomas

Mr Brendan Toohey

Ms Phina Tran

Miss Alexandra Tsiavis

Mr Dennis Veneruzzo

Mr Ken Verbyla

Mr John Visentin

Mrs Heather Walsh

Mr Mark Wang

Mr Darren Winfield

Mr Paul Wise

Ms Maryanne Xuereb

Mrs Kathryn Zwalf

2015 Salesian College Annual

29


BUSINESS MANAGER

The year started with planning for the Naylon Arts Wing. Once the scope of the project came into view, we realised that more classrooms were needed to hold classes during the construction period. The Occhiena extension project was the solution, providing two classrooms and two staff office spaces, all completed in time for the decommissioning of the old Naylon Building. The Naylon refurbishment commenced in Term Three. It soon became apparent during the demolition process that the building was more complex and structurally challenging than originally estimated. Initial delays were expected for a building of this age and checkered construction history, but these were soon overcome and quick progress was soon being made. By the end of 2015 there was quiet confidence that the project would be delivered on time with an outstanding finish. The project has been a huge success, and the completed Naylon Arts Wing has exceeded our hopes for this building. I congratulate all involved who put in a great team effort, including the architects, Williams Ross, the builders, 2 Construct, the Arts Faculty, Facilities, IT and Finance Teams who helped design, manage and finance the project. During Term Three we also completed a new gym, making use of storage space

30

in the Mannix undercroft. The PE department came up with a great design, and, in conjunction with our builders and facilities team, delivered a very popular and well utilised exercise facility.

The college sponsored a presentation event at the club to increase awareness of our college in the wider community, and, as a result, enrolments have already started to flow in.

We upgraded our phone system at the end of the year. The new digital VOIP system uses the internet and our computer network instead of the old phone line system. Internally it provides greater functionality and is much easier to manage and maintain. I congratulate the IT team who implemented the majority of this project.

We also farewelled two staff from our administration team. Susannah Good (Admin assistant to the Leadership Team) moved on to utilise her new qualifications in commerce to take up a position with the Department of Corrections. Brooke (Admin Assistant) moved overseas to further her Yoga qualifications. We will miss them both. New to our team is Caitlin Yann (Admin Assistant), who has fitted into the team well and has hit the ground running.

Enhancements were made to our Occupational Health and Safety system. The OHS enhancement project involved the updating of policies, procedures and training, starting at board level and involving all staff and students. I am proud of the acceptance, understanding and commitment of all College staff in recognising the importance of such a project, and the support that it received. Our connection with the Ashburton Soccer Club strengthened this year, with the renovation of our Mannix top oval to facilitate soccer practice by a number of teams from the club. It was a mutually beneficial joint project, funded by the school, with volunteers from the club assisting with watering in the initial stages.

2015 was a very rewarding year, with great progress being made. It has been a positive year to look back on, and one that has laid a good foundation for further development to continue in 2016. Mr Jack Palumbo Business Manager

“The project has been a huge success, and the completed Naylon Arts Wing has exceeded our hopes for this building.� 2015 Salesian College Annual


“Logistically this has been a very challenging period. Congratulations to all the staff and students who were directly impacted and yet took it all in their stride.�

FACILITIES

Our major project for 2015 was the Naylon building refurbishment. We are very pleased to advise that we now have new Arts and Media rooms, a theatrette (for the first time), change rooms and a pavilion. In order for the Naylon works to be completed, we needed to find a new home for students and teachers who occupied the Naylon building. To accommodate everyone, we renovated existing classrooms and added two modular classrooms and offices to the Ochienna building. Our equipment was also impacted by the refurbishment. The location of the modular classrooms meant that the existing practice nets and wickets had to be demolished and new ones installed. We also hired two containers to store all the visual arts equipment.

The maintenance department has never been busier, and additional resources were needed to assist them with the temporary relocation of classrooms, offices and student lockers, and subsequently into their new locations when the building works were completed. Logistically this has been a very challenging period, and congratulations to all the staff and students who were directly impacted and yet took it all in their stride. I think we could all see that this was a minor hiccup in the scheme of things, and that the benefits would far outweigh any negatives once all the projects were completed. All this activity at Bosco kept us on our toes. However, at our Mannix campus we also undertook some capital work projects. This consisted of the redevelopment of the Mannix under croft space and

the total renovation of the top oval. The Mannix under croft space is now a fully functioning gym, with state of the art work out equipment that can be used by staff and students alike. The renovation to the top oval was undertaken by the maintenance team, which consists of our grounds person Leon Brooks, who coordinated the work, Anthony McClelland and Mark Breen, who assisted Leon when required. The maintenance team was also responsible for the drought proofing works to the Bosco oval. This year has been full of activity for the Maintenance team. They have worked on a combination of major works and daily activities, such as all the set-ups for our various events. They certainly are an asset to me and the College, and I could not do my job properly without their continued assistance. Congratulations to all who have contributed to a very successful year. Mr Dennis Veneruzzo Facilities and Resources Manager

2015 Salesian College Annual

31


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2015 has brought many challenges to the IT Department. With the College Laptop Program well and truly embedded in the day-to-day life of the school, the focus is to keep the standard of service at a premium level. To assist us in our endeavours we added a part-time ICT trainee to our staff. Daniel Pike has been a great fit to the team, adding another layer of support for the staff and students. 2015 has seen vast change with regard to ICT developments within the school. This includes upgrading the network servers and storage, switches, upgrading the current Wi-Fi infrastructure and changing the college phone system to a Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP). The main focus driving these decisions was to be able to provide a robust environment that the staff could rely on, whilst also allowing students every opportunity to use their laptops for tasks and study.

for the support we received throughout this year. To the entire staff, we say thank you for your understanding, especially when times were hectic. We also acknowledge and praise students who provided assistance and ideas during the course of the school year. Finally, I would like to thank Terry Cristiano, Robert Chrzanowski and Daniel Pike for their work and support, including the camaraderie and humour that is generated within the IT Department. It is an enterprising staff, which exists to provide a service that at times reaches beyond the exigencies of set plans. To the boys I extend special thanks for your versatility and good grace under pressure.

“With the College Laptop Program well and truly embedded in the dayto-day life of the school, the focus is to keep the standard of service at a premium level.�

Mr Kj Maan IT Manager

Exciting times lie ahead, with the IT team working with the Leadership Team and Arts Department to cater for cutting-edge technological advancements. Notably this involves outfitting the newly refurbished Naylon building. I would like to thank Principal Robert Brennan and the Leadership Team

32

2015 Salesian College Annual


PUBLIC RELATIONS

Focusing on the achievements of past and present students in the Salesian College Chadstone community, the Public Relations (PR) department facilitated the promotion of a range of stories and achievements via a number of different mediums: national and local newspapers, Government sponsored videos, events, primary school partnership programs and annual community and College publications. Prospective families were engaged at tailored information events, evenings designed to empower families to make the secondary school decision that is right for them. The PR team unveiled layers of who we are and what we offer our community, spreading our message of inspiring, educating and growing Salesian College Chadstone men of the future. A special thank you to our dedicated Tour Guides, who each provided a consistent and loyal approach to supporting events during the academic year. We farewell our Year 10 students, who have been representatives since Year 8 – Lucas Kellett, Liam La’Brooy, Lachlan Magee, Stefano Mascaro, Cristian Martinelli, Tibin Thampy, Nathan Ng, Callum Morgan and Jordan Lentini.

2015 Salesian College Annual

Mary Menz, our College Registrar, whose instrumental input and facilitation of the Tour Guide Program is much appreciated, has been a pleasure to work alongside. A sincere thank you also to Miss Susannah Good, Miss Brooke Betzendorfer and Miss Caitlin Yann, who supported the functioning of the PR Team during 2015. To the Principal Rob Brennan and the Leadership Team, it has been a pleasure to achieve and succeed together. I look forward to what, together, we can achieve in 2016 and beyond. Suzie McErvale Publications and Communications Officer

“A special thank you to our dedicated Tour Guides, who each provided a consistent and loyal approach to supporting events during the academic year.” 33


CANTEEN

How quickly the school year has come and gone. Looking back there are two things that never change – boys that are always hungry, and the generosity and dedication of our parent helpers. Without the time the parent helpers give, the canteen would not run as efficiently, happily or as smoothly as it does. As well as the many Mums who volunteer, it is fantastic to see that this year we have had five Dads and one parent of an ex-student. To all that gave up their time helping us serve at the counter. “Thank you”. This year at the Year 12 Valedictory dinner we presented a small token of appreciation to our parent helpers who left the College after volunteering for six continuous years or more.

34

They were: Six Years: 2010-2015 Helen Antonopolous, Maysie Ernest, Piera Masocco, Manola Parisi, Georgina Skapetis & Chris Watson Ten Years: 2006-2015 Henk Brink We wish you all the best in the future. We will miss you!! Again this year, the canteen received the “City of Monash Golden Plate Award” for the ninth year running. We again passed with flying colours and received our 5 Star Food Safety Assessment certificate. This award is great recognition for the efforts of all canteen staff and is something that all of the staff should be very proud of.

Another very special mention and thankyou is to the Year 12 students who gave up their recess and lunchtime to serve at the counter and help us out when the rush was on. On behalf of the staff in the canteen, Julie, Jenny, Lores and myself, we thank all for their contributions and look forward to working together in 2016. Barbara Monaghan Canteen Manager

2015 Salesian College Annual


PARENTS ASSOCIATION

2015 saw the Parents’ Association continue its role in supporting the College’s social life. With the introduction of a levy this year, the Association was able to move away from fundraising to focus solely on catering for various school community events. These events included the Year 7 Social Night, the Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day Breakfasts, the Cabaret Night, the Visual Art and Technology Show, and the annual Thank You Morning Tea, where families showed their appreciation for the College’s teachers and staff by providing a range of delicious cakes, biscuits and savouries.

All parents are welcome to attend Parents’ Association meetings. These run for an hour and are held, on average, twice a term. Upcoming meetings are advertised in the school newsletter and are also listed on the College calendar. We are also very happy to accept offers of assistance at our social functions. Mrs Chris Cahill 2016 President

The Association would like to take this opportunity to thank all families who supported its activities this year, with particular acknowledgement of a small core group of volunteers who assisted at all the events: Lois Curry, Ruth Loiacono, Gerry Patterson and outgoing president Denise Forster. 2015 was Denise’s last year with the Parents’ Association after several years of involvement, and we thank her for her dedication. A debt of thanks is also owed to Neil Carter and Br Barry for their support of the committee.

2015 Salesian College Annual

35


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Learning

dedicated to celebrating Mary Mackillop’s feast day. Ash Wednesday was celebrated as newly formed oratories, and throughout the year many classes and year levels shared in the Eucharist in their own special celebrations. Each year level enjoyed its own retreat, which provided an opportunity to come together and reflect on what it is to be part of the Salesian College community.

This year saw the introduction of Senior Oratory, a mix of traditional Religious Education and personal development classes. Senior students received a holistic experience in the Oratory classroom, with the aim of guiding them to become good Christians and honest citizens.

This year, 14 boys chose to undertake the Sacramental program and were welcomed into the church, or celebrated their first communion or confirmation by Bishop Mark Edwards. We congratulate these young men, and pray for them as they take the next step in their spiritual journey.

Every year the Salesian College Religious Education department works on improving to keep up with the ever changing world. This year the team’s focus was ‘Learning, Liturgy, Life’, encompassing exciting classroom lessons, liturgies and retreats and practical social justice activities.

Junior school students participated in a more traditional understanding of the Religious Education class, each creating portfolios of work to represent their learning, which included projects, worksheets, reflections and creative pieces.

Liturgy Highlights of the year included whole school masses to celebrate major events, such as the beginning of the year, Community Day, and Advent, whilst more intimate house masses were

36

Life Each Salesian student and staff member is encouraged to engage in the social justice aspects of the school. Term 1 saw Caritas’ Project Compassion take off, whilst Term Two’s focus was closer to home with our annual ‘Tinnies for Vinnies’ campaign. Term 3 brought with it Community Week, and whilst the week was full of fun activities, over $7,000 was raised for the Salesian Overseas Missions. Term 4 saw 30 Christmas Hampers created by Oratory groups and distributed by Saint

Vincent de Paul amongst those less fortunate in our community. Students in senior oratories were also given the chance to volunteer their services at Ozanam House, a community House that provides meals and shelter for homeless people in our city. Students were able to participate in this worthwhile and rewarding experience of helping those less fortunate. I would like to thank the Religious Education teaching team of 2015, especially Mr Noel McGarry, who worked tirelessly to aid Mrs Nadia Knight and myself in organising events. I would also like to thank Mr Connor Perkins, the 2015 Mission Ambassador, and Mr Daniel Subbiah, the 2015 Liturgy Captain, whose efforts and assistance throughout the year were priceless. I congratulate Mr Jake Dell’Arciprete, the 2016 Mission Ambassador and look forward to working with him. Miss Sarah Rapson Assistant to Assistant Principal: Faith and Mission and 7B Oratory Teacher

2015 Salesian College Annual


“This year the team’s focus was ‘Learning, Liturgy, Life’, encompassing exciting classroom lessons, liturgies, retreats and practical social justice activities.”

2015 Salesian College Annual

37


OZBOSCO

SOCIAL JUSTICE

38

2015 Salesian College Annual


SOCIAL JUSTICE LEAGUE

“The drive and selflessness Edwin displayed is an inspiration to all students as he lives out the gospel values.” Salesian College prides itself on its ability to nurture the Gospel message and act in solidarity with those less fortunate. This year was no different, and through the hard work of the social justice group much needed funds and awareness were raised regarding social justice issues. Term One’s focus was Caritas’ annual appeal, Project: Compassion. This year’s theme was Food for Life, and the campaign encouraged Pope Francis’ message to “make a space in your heart and respect the God-given rights of everyone to have access to adequate food”. Sausage sizzles and canteens at the House swimming and athletics carnivals started the ball rolling for fundraising, while in classrooms, students were educated about the plights of those with an inadequate supply of food.

Overall a total of $2,200 was raised. In Term Two many natural disasters occurred, including the devastating earthquake and cyclone in Vanuatu and the earthquake in Nepal. In traditional Salesian style, the social justice group took action and raised over $2000, through raffles and casual clothes days, for the Salesian Missions acting in these countries. Our winter food, toiletries and clothing appeal for Saint Vincent de Paul saw two utility loads of goods being donated to our local community. A special mention goes to 7B and 12C for their generous donations. Also in Term Two, Year 11 student Edwin Saravanapavaan organised a casual clothes day to raise money for his charity, Action against Adversity. With the $1,000 raised, he travelled to Sri Lanka, and used the money to run sports clinics and IT classes at Saint John’s College. The drive and selflessness Edwin displayed is an inspiration to all students as he lives out the gospel values.

mental health issues and promote good mental health. A big thankyou goes to Miss Jayne Cowell and Miss Joelle Chaperon for their efforts and drive in promoting this day. As the end of the year wrapped up, the social justice group’s action did not, encouraging Oratory groups to put together a Christmas Hamper to spread some Christmas cheer to those in our community who go without. Over 30 Christmas Hampers were made and donated to the Jordanville Saint Vincent de Paul centre. The success of these projects is due to the hard working social justice group, led by Mr Beau Watson, Social Justice Captain for 2015. Their dedication, determination and great sense of social justice are an inspiration to all, and I thank them and congratulate them on their efforts in 2015. Miss Sarah Rapson Assistant to Assistant Principal: Faith and Mission and 7B Oratory Teacher

Community Week was celebrated in Term Three and culminated with Community Day. The 10 kilometre walkathon inspired the students to walk in solidarity with those less fortunate and to raise funds for our Salesian brothers and sisters. Also celebrated in Community Week was R U OK? Day, a day to raise awareness about

2015 Salesian College Annual

39


SALESIAN MISSIONS

Salesian celebrated a very special milestone this year with the 200th birthday of our founder Saint John “Don” Bosco. When he was young he had a dream that he would dedicate his life to the poor and disadvantaged youth. Based on this dream and through tireless hard work, he founded the Society of Saint Francis de Sales, forever known as the Salesians. Today the Salesians are located in over 130 countries, still working with disadvantaged youth, but also spreading the gospel message of love and compassion through their schools, youth groups, works and missions to all. The annual event known as OzBosco, where youth from Salesian schools around Australia come together to celebrate the work of Don Bosco, took place in March of this year. This year Australians were joined by those from New Zealand and Samoa. This gathering saw the spirit of Don Bosco ignite a light in the hearts and minds of the young people gathered, and the seven participants from Salesian College Chadstone brought back with them the message of Don Bosco.

Term Three’s fundraising focus was Salesian Missions, and the powerful classroom education inspired students and their families to take action. The community’s efforts raised over $7,000 for the Salesian Missions through the main fundraiser, the Community Day Walkathon. This money will assist our Salesian brothers and sisters to carry out their invaluable work, especially in the AsiaOceania region. Miss Sarah Rapson Assistant to Assistant Principal: Faith and Mission and 7B Oratory Teacher

“The community’s efforts raised over $7,000 for the Salesian Missions through the main fundraiser, the Community Day Walkathon.”

This message was the basis of classroom education about the Salesian Missions, with each class exploring the work that those captivated by Don Bosco’s spirit continue to do around the world.

40

2015 Salesian College Annual


OAKLEIGH CONNECTIONS GROUP It always puts a smile on my face when I’m told how much our friends from the Oakleigh Connections Group miss coming to Salesian College during the school holidays. There is no doubt that the opportunity to share lunch and play games with Salesian students is a highlight of their week, one that continues

to provide our guests with great pleasure and fulfilment. In return, those students who are prepared to give up their own lunchtime derive a sense of satisfaction that their sacrifice is valued by others. There were many students who were prepared to give up their Friday lunchtime at least once during the year. Thank you one and all! Some, however, showed great commitment and supported the program over many weeks, and I hope that that willingness to contribute and give of themselves continues into 2016. In particular, it would be remiss of me to not acknowledge the efforts of Year 12 student Dom Heaphy. Dom has been a most reliable contributor to the program since Year 7, and he will be missed as he moves on to the next stage of his life beyond Salesian College. Every year the efforts of other supporters of the program need to be acknowledged as well. Especially, thank you to Barb, Loris and the canteen ladies, Heather and Gesualda at Reception and fellow teachers Mrs Wilson, Ms Galante and Mr Dexter. Their generous and ongoing support and encouragement is greatly appreciated. I look forward to this most worthwhile component of life at Salesian College continuing in 2016. Mr Peter Bermingham Head of Annecy

2015 Salesian College Annual

41


LEARNING AND CURRICULUM There is a clear link between an engaging, well planned and expertly delivered curriculum and student outcomes. When boys are interested, committed and engaged in meaningful learning experiences which are delivered by enthusiastic and innovative teachers, then the chances of sustained and deep learning are increased significantly. In 2015 we have continued to build upon the work of previous years to produce incremental improvement in some areas and quantum leaps in others. The work of Mr Nick Kearney in animating and leading the Heads of Departments and other teachers in reimagining the Year 9 curriculum has been a significant step forward for the College. This work began in 2014, and has culminated in the development of a Year 9 Program that provides opportunities for boys to be challenged and enlivened with a flexible curriculum which facilitates deep engagement and fosters resilience. The Year 9 students in 2016 will have further opportunities to discover their own learning pathways as they develop the skills needed to become independent learners of the 21st century, and prepare for the challenges they will encounter in the senior years of secondary education. As a community, we are excited about the implementation of this

42

revitalised program in 2016, which builds upon the previous Bosco and Year 9 programs. The implementation of the Oratory groups at all Year levels in 2015 has been very successful. Our aim is to provide a supportive framework to assist the boys in their learning as well as their personal growth. The Oratory Leader connecting with his or her students at a pastoral level, allied with the teaching of these boys within the personal development program, has allowed relationships to develop that have supported student learning. As this structure is further embedded in the Salesian College Chadstone culture, it promises to bear further fruit in 2016 and beyond. The College has made some important steps in embedding a framework for teachers to receive feedback from their colleagues and students regarding their pedagogy, and this has included visits to classrooms and sharing of practices that work well with our boys. Whilst this has always been a part of good professional development for teachers, we have put in place specific strategies to embed this approach into our work as teachers, which will continue to develop in the coming years to improve the 21st Century Learning approach at the College.

The work of the Heads of Departments has been significant in shaping the learning experiences for boys in 2015, and I thank them sincerely for their persistence and expert leadership. Mrs Nadia Knight and Miss Sarah Rapson (Religious Education), Mr David McDonald (Mathematics), Mr Neil Carter (English), Miss Alicia Richardson (Science), Ms Kamila Bielinski and Miss Caitlyn Jarrett (Humanities), Ms Maryanne Xuereb (Performing Arts), Miss Ros Aylward (Visual Arts), Mr Justin Leeds (Technology), Mr Stephen Sellwood (Human Development), Ms Paula Hanley (Applied Learning), Ms Carmel Meehan (Learning Support) and Mrs Joyce Sendeckyj (RRC) have provided exceptional leadership for the staff within their departments and have contributed greatly to the development of our curriculum in 2015. Their efforts were supported by the generosity and hard work of our IT Support Team, Mr Kj Maan, Mr Terry Cristiano, Mr Robert Chrzanowski and Mr Daniel Pike, who provided ongoing expertise and advice to ensure that a number of projects were brought to completion to support the learning of the boys at Salesian College. Mr John Visentin Deputy Principal

2015 Salesian College Annual


“When boys are interested, committed and engaged in meaningful learning experiences which are delivered by enthusiastic and innovative teachers, then the chances of sustained and deep learning are increased significantly.�

2015 Salesian College Annual

43


MATHEMATICS

The need to raise awareness of the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to our competitiveness and future prosperity is a common refrain. Confidence and competence in Mathematics remains then an integral part of this goal. We in the Mathematics Department are continuing to do our part to make mathematics accessible, achievable and relevant. In 2015, we again participated in the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) and the Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians (MCYA). 116 students participated in the AMC, with 19 of those students achieving either a High Distinction or a Distinction certificate. Over two thirds of our students were placed within the top 50% of all participating students from the state of Victoria. This is a very encouraging performance and I congratulate all participating students. In addition, two of our high achieving Year 9 students participated in the MCYA Gauss program. This is an enrichment program that involves working through a booklet containing mathematical topics not usually taught in regular mathematics classes. The booklet contains explanations, worked examples and exercises with

44

supplied solutions. Each topic had a related problem to be solved and submitted. Other students from Year 9 Advanced Mathematics were also engaged in some of these topics, as they provided a welcome enrichment to their mathematics classes, as well as a way to support the two students who had officially enrolled in the program. In 2015 we also reorganised our Year 10 Mathematics classes, as well as planning for three new semesterlength Mathematics enrichment subjects to be offered in the new Year 9 Program at Mannix campus. All Year 10 students, with the exception of the PreCAL students, completed a common algebra topic and common assessment by the end of Term One. Based on their performance, they were placed in classes to provide specific preparation for either Mathematical Methods Units 1 & 2 or General Mathematics Units 1 & 2. This has improved our capacity to fully prepare each student for the VCE Mathematics course best suited to them and most relevant to their interest.

of mathematics to suit a diverse range of interests. Finally, 2016 will see the introduction of a revised study design for all VCE Mathematics courses at both Year 11 and Year 12. However, I commend the VCE teachers on doing a marvellous job of using all of the available information to modify our Year 11 courses, and, in particular, to best provide a smooth transition from Units 1 & 2 in 2015 to Units 3 & 4 in 2016. All students should feel confident that they will be well prepared for their final exams in 2016. David McDonald Head of Mathematics

The three new electives offered in Year 9 in 2016 will be Maths in Sport, Managing Money and Salesian’s Greatest Mathematician. These electives have been selected by students entering Year 9 in 2016, and provide applications

2015 Salesian College Annual


SCIENCE “Science this year has provided students across all year levels with opportunities to engage in inquiry based learning and to consider how different disciplines within science influence their lives on a daily basis.� Science this year has provided students across all year levels with opportunities to engage in inquiry based learning and to consider how different disciplines within science influence their lives on a daily basis, from the simple task of turning on a light switch to the inner workings of their kidneys.

2015 Highlights: The Year 7 boys learnt the essential skills to being safe in the lab, and with much excitement became proud recipients of their Bunsen burner licences. They then constructed intricate and uniquely designed marble

runs to test out the laws of physics, and finished the year tackling the big issue of renewable energy, with some heated debate taking place on which kind of energy Australia should utilise in future years upon presentations of their reports. The Year 10 students welcomed some scaly and slimy visitors to the labs with Animal Encounters. The boys had the opportunity to learn about reptiles up close, and for those who were brave enough, to experience the feeling of a snake in their hands. Science Week in Term Three provided opportunities

for students to investigate science during lunchtimes, with firework colours, how the body works and the use of data loggers being explored. The senior boys ventured out of the school to experience real-world science, with our senior Chemistry students undertaking the collection of data in university laboratories and our Biology students visiting Werribee Zoo. We farewell our dedicated Year 12 students who will continue their study of science at University and wish them all the very best. We look forward to seeing how they contribute to the scientific community as they continue to strengthen their love of Science. The excitement and wonder experienced by the boys in their learning of science is supported by a dedicated and passionate science team. I thank them for their continual dedication to instilling a love of science in our boys. Furthermore, I applaud them for encouraging our boys in a world where answers are so easily found by the swipe of a finger to become comfortable in the unknown, and to value the thinking behind a question, even if it doesn’t yet have an answer. Miss Alicia Richardson Head of Science

2015 Salesian College Annual

45


VISUAL ARTS

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Albert Einstein. Aesthetic education is as much about well-being and developing a sensibility to appreciate and be joyful, as it is about skills and knowledge. When we look at or create beautiful things, it conveys a feel-good sensation direct to the brain. What better platform is there to engage in learning? This is one of the reasons why I feel privileged to be involved in Art Education. The refurbishment of the Naylon Wing at the beginning of Term Two, 2015 saw an alternate yet challenging and engaging Visual Arts program for students across all year levels. Despite the interruptions from renovations, the work produced this year overall was quoted by Mr Brennan as “even better than last year” at the 2015 Visual Arts and Technology Show. At times it has been challenging, but the joy and sense of achievement in completing creative projects is a testament to the perseverance and flexibility of both the students and staff across all levels and subjects in the Visual Arts. Outstanding student achievements are celebrated biannually at the Associated Catholic Colleges (ACC) Art and Technology Exhibition, an event held at the Abbotsford Convent in inner city Collingwood. The evening in

46

April was well attended by students and their families, with the Salesian contingent of work held in high regard by other ACC Colleges. Along with the display of achievement, 21 Salesian students had their artwork published in the 2015 ‘Shared Stories Anthology’, a publication launched at Star of the Sea College in Brighton. Excursions to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), NGV, AG Ideas and the Museum. and visits by professional practitioners were additional highlights that students engaged in. Catholic Week Art Exhibition saw Gabriel Cook’s ceramic mask ‘Ancient Priest’ chosen for exhibition in the show. Gabriel’s work was one of five submitted by the School, in conjunction with all Primary and Secondary Catholic Schools across the Melbourne Archdiocese, which is noteworthy.

school, which will inspire and enhance the joy students feel in creative expression. I would like to thank the Arts Staff; Mary O’Sullivan, Anne Garofalo, Paul Wise, Elissa Galante and Rachel Ivey for all of the their dedication. Also, to Malcolm Lloyd, Art Technician, for his assistance. Roslyn Aylward Head of Visual Arts

Self portrait by Alan Huynh

As 2015 draws to a close, the anticipation of the students and teachers can be felt in moving into the new Naylon facility. Art, Media Studies, Photography and Visual Communication Design classes will all take place in the one state of the art, purpose-built facility with a permanent gallery. For 2016 and beyond, the goal for the Department is to take aesthetic education beyond the classroom and

2015 Salesian College Annual


“The quality and variety of the boys’ work is testament to the teaching and learning that takes place in the classrooms and workshops.”

TECHNOLOGY STUDIES

I am pleased to acknowledge the achievements and activities of the Design and Technology Department throughout 2015. The College was well represented at the ACC Art and Technology Exhibition held at the Abbotsford Convent Gallery in April and May. Twenty students had artworks and productions selected for display at the exhibition, and their works received positive reviews from visitors and guests attending the event. The boys involved (listed) are to be congratulated for their outstanding efforts in Visual Arts and Design and Technology this year.

Alan Huynh Alexander Watt Andy Nguy Anthony Atherinos Benjamin Lai Damian Cybulski Dien Duong Fabrice Min Fa Hamish Patterson Jack Robertson Johnathon Stevens Justin D’Souza Laurence Newport Luka Petrov Massimo Cappiello Michael Nguyen Pocholo Bueno Pravinda Gunasekara Samuel Vanderhorst Once again, the College was heavily involved in the logistics and planning of the event by providing the display walls and plinths upon which much of the exhibition’s works were displayed. I sincerely thank all the staff and students who assisted in the painting and assembly of the event furniture. As well as the ACC exhibition, the Design and Technology Department collaborated with the Visual Arts faculty to stage another excellent display of students’ works at the Visual Arts and Technology evening held in October. The College Hall became a gallery for the night, and an impressive array of items from Product Design, Systems Engineering, Design and Technology, Systems Technology, Game Creation, Computer Generated Imagery, Interactive Digital Media, Visual Communication

2015 Salesian College Annual

and Design, 3D and 2D Art, Photography, Media and Studio Arts was on display. A number of students received awards on the night for their efforts in various subjects, and on behalf of the Technology Department, I warmly congratulate them. These two events showcased the skills and talents of numerous students, and the quality and variety of the boys’ work is testament to the teaching and learning that takes place in the classrooms and workshops in the Valdocco building. Here, through the application of the Design Process, products are created in response to Design Briefs developed to solve a problem or meet a client’s need. Here, boys transform timber, metals, plastics and composites from sheets and bars into useful, innovative and creative items that function well and are aesthetically pleasing. All this learning and discovery is only made possible and safe through the efforts of the teaching and support staff in the Department, whose dedication and commitment enable and encourage the students to produce items of which they are genuinely proud. I extend my sincere thanks to all the Technology staff, and I look forward to working with you next year. Mr Justin Leeds Head of Design and Technology

47


2015 VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN SHOW The 2015 Visual Arts and Technology show was a stand-alone exhibition which saw a few additions and changes to this annual event. The College Hall was transformed into a gallery space, showcasing a myriad of paintings, linocuts, sculpture, furniture, electronic gadgets, drawings and everything in between. A representation of projects and creative works produced throughout the year was exhibited. The show was opened by Andrew Price, a past pupil of the College who graduated in 2005. Andrew’s speech communicated the importance of being focussed on your goals and doing something that you are passionate

about. His experience across the design, retail and publishing industries made him the ideal guest speaker. Speaking from his own experience, he was able to inspire the boys towards leading a creative life and the enjoyment and satisfaction which comes from it. He currently holds the positions of Editor in Chief of the online publication Fjorde Magazine, and Head of Faculty at the Whitehouse Institute of Design. Student awards were given to students from Years 7 – 12 who displayed dedication and passion for their subject across all subjects in the Visual Arts and Technology field. The students who received awards were

congratulated by Andrew and the College, and their achievements were celebrated in the company of their peers and family on the night. The show was in a slightly different format, as the evening was catered for with drinks and nibbles, with the help of the Parents’ and Friends Association. This made for a more social evening, in which the community celebrated student achievements in a more relaxed and informal manner. A big thankyou to all who helped with putting on the show, in what was a well-attended and delightful evening. Ms Roslyn Aylward Head of Visual Arts

“The College Hall was transformed into a gallery space, showcasing a myriad of paintings, linocuts, sculpture, furniture, electronic gadgets, drawings and everything in between.”

48

2015 Salesian College Annual


2015 Salesian College Annual

49


ITALIAN

The Language program provides opportunities for the students to encounter meaningful language, whilst engaging and using that language in a purposeful communicative context. Students focus on developing an understanding and knowledge of the culture, the language and making connections between Italian and English. Students gain an appreciation of Italian traditions, as well as improving their language skills by writing, reading and communicating in Italian. In Year 7, the students started with an introduction to the language, including greetings, numbers, likes and dislikes, colours, family members and animals. In Year 8, the students focused on musical instruments, sports, countries and cities, nationalities, transport, Italian foods and Pompeii. In Year 9, the students focused on the country and city lifestyle, the fashion industry, celebrations and fitness. In Year 10, the students studied personal qualities, relationships, technology, reduce reuse recycle and careers. In Year 11, the students studied arts and entertainment, health, the lifestyle in Italy, the family and the world of work. In Year 12, the students studied the changing world, immigration, the Italian school system,

50

the environment and superstitions. Every year level also engaged in an Italian film study. In the Italian courses across the school the aim has been to improve the students’ command of the language, which in turn will be used in real everyday interactions.

Dante Alighieri Competition At the end of Term Two, Italian students from Years 9 – 12 attended the Dante Alighieri competition at Melbourne University. This year was a special year for the Dante Society as it has been 750 years since Dante Alighieri was born, and a number of students chose to recite one of his poems. The students learned their poem and practised their fluency to perform extremely well at the competition. After the recitation of the poem students enjoyed a pizza lunch. The pizza arrived in metre lengths and the boys had no trouble devouring it. Of the 39 students who competed, 31 boys received certificates for their performances. There were two boys who were finalists in the competition, Jake Dell’Arciprete and Rangithkumar Ramesh. The following boys received a High Distinction in the competition: Rodney Baselyous, George Kapaklis, Jamie Phung, Stefano

Mascaro, James Tighello, James Casserly, Dylan Goodwill, Larry Genovese, Simon Minopoli, Kishon Pawar, Julian Sezenias. All students are to be congratulated on their effort.

Year 7 and 8 Swinburne Poetry Competition The junior students also competed in a poetry competition. The Year 7 & 8 students participated in the Swinburne Poetry Competition. A representative from Swinburne University visited Salesian College to judge the students. Students chose from a selection of poems, including Carnevale (Carnival), Nevica (It’s Snowing) and Il Ragno (The Spider). The students controlled their nerves to recite their poems with good pronunciation and expression. This experience gave the students a wealth of confidence. Of the 30 students who completed, 19 students received certificates. There was an outstanding performance by Antonio Marguglio, who was awarded a State level prize for coming fourth in his division. The four students who received High Distinctions were Niall Heaphy, Vihanga Maddumahewa, Kirk Moneiro and Campbell Phelan. Well done to all who participated. 2015 Salesian College Annual


Year 7 and 8 Language Perfect Competition The Language Perfect program is an online grammar and vocabulary website that challenges the users to improve their knowledge and understanding of the Italian language. All Year 7 and 8 students participated in the Language Perfect Competition. The competition was held over a period of two weeks, and students worked on this in class as well as at home. The students thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. The students were in competition with hundreds of students across Australia. Jonathan Green and Shevin Fernando achieved Gold awards and Lap Chan

2015 Salesian College Annual

achieved a Silver award. All certificate winners were rewarded with a special morning tea. This year there were 40 certificate winners, with the competition growing in popularity!

Language Week Festivities Year 8 – Theatrical performance, Mission Gnocchi As an introduction to the unit on Italian Food, students were treated to a comic theatrical performance by La Comica Productions. Students were able to get involved in the performance and experience the process of making some traditional Italian foods like gnocchi and cannoli. It allowed

students to connect with their existing knowledge of Italian related to the culinary field whilst helping to reinforce new vocabulary! Other activities on offer included playing Italian cards, viewing an Italian film, sampling traditional sweets from the canteen and gelati. Students enjoyed the week’s festivities and interactions with the wider school community. Mrs Ivana Ryan Head of LOTE

“The Language Program provides opportunities for the students to encounter meaningful language, whilst engaging and using that language in a purposeful communicative context.”

51


PERFORMING ARTS

Wow! What a year it has been for The Performing Arts Department. The boys have participated in a number of events throughout the year, both externally and within the college. We began the year in the Music Department with the Music Camp at Ferngully Lodge in Healesville for three days of intense rehearsals. ‘You Can’t Take it With You’ by Moss Hart & George S. Kaugman was our production this year. What a great event it was, with amazing talent both on stage and off. The entire show had the audience laughing until their stomachs

52

hurt. The boys (and girls) should be very proud of what they achieved, as we had nothing but outstanding comments. Each year, our concert bands travel into the city to participate in the Victorian Schools Music Festival at the Hawthorn Arts Centre, and time and time again we see our bands do such an amazing job. This year the Senior and Intermediate concert bands joined forces to play as one, with great results. This year, we had the pleasure of being part of the first ever

GALA event, organised by our College Music Captain, Joseph Tran. What an event this was! This was truly breathtaking, and the buzz from the students was so good to see. Joseph is to be congratulated on such a fine effort in organising the event with precision.

Festival. A huge thankyou to Mr Brendan Toohey for conducting the Concert Band, and to Mr Steven Beckham for being our bus driver. It was a magical tour, full of so many laughs and amazing experiences. We are looking forward to our next tour in 2017 to Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Gold Coast Music Tour was a highlight of the year for our Concert Band. 17 Boys made the trip to Burleigh Heads for ten days of music, theme parks, Aboriginal experiences, EKKA, glow worms and the Queensland Catholic Schools Music

The 10th Annual Cabaret was a night to remember. The atmosphere of this night every year is so relaxing and it is such a fun social evening. The talented staff, students and family members who come out of the woodwork each year love it!

2015 Salesian College Annual


Finally there were the Autumn and Spring Concerts. Each semester, our Year 7 students spend a semester learning an instrument and playing as a band. The students have one lesson a week to learn how to play the instrument, and learn the music for the concert. Four Year 7 classes each semester came together and performed as one ensemble. The sound that they produced was brilliant, and their parents were up off their seats with their phones out, taking videos of their sons playing. It made my heart melt.

2015 Salesian College Annual

Onto the Drama Department: Drama currently runs from Years 7 – 10, with students performing a wide variety of dramatic work. In Years 7 – 9 this work is created by the boys and tends to be mainly comical. This process culminates at Year 9, when students perform their specially written work for a Primary School audience. At Year 10, students explore meaning in established theatrical work, going to the theatre to see professional performances, performing scenes from selected plays

and also creating set designs, costume designs and lighting designs for performances. In 2016 Classroom Drama will be taught in the new Naylon Theatrette, hopefully inspiring our boys to once again take up the challenge of VCE Theatre Studies. Each year I write an article for the Year Book, and it makes me think back on all that we have achieved in the past twelve months. The friendships that are created through the love of music and drama are forever binding, and it’s great to see

this within our boys. All of this could not be possible without the dedication and enthusiasm of the Performing Arts Department and the Instrumental Music Teachers. Such a remarkable job is done by all. Thank you! Ms Maryanne Xuereb Head of Performing Arts and Instrumental Music Coordinator

53


ANNUAL COLLEGE PRODUCTION You Can’t Take It With You By Moss Hart & George Kaufman The 2015 production was a celebration of nonconformity. Written in the 1930s, this is a sharply written screwball comedy, highly suitable for a school production. Who among us is willing to say loudly and in public that they don’t enjoy watching comedy? Aristotle wrote in his poetics about how Catharsis (the cleansing of emotions) is achieved by watching theatre. Although our own families are nowhere near as ridiculous and libertarian as the Sycamores, we can identify with their individual eccentricities and their (in) ability to cope with the modern world. The talented cast all worked extremely hard to bring this frantic and very busy script to life. The constant typing, dancing, xylophone playing, candy and firework making, dart throwing, wrestling and eating required many hours of rehearsal to achieve. I am extremely grateful to the staff who assisted with bus driving and supervision during this process: Ms Melina Barcellona, Mr Peter Bermingham, Miss Elissa Galante, Miss Rachel Ivey, Mrs Marianne Marshall, Mr David McDonald, Mr Chris Pye, Miss Sarah Rapson, Ms Phina Tran, Ms Alexandra Tsiavis and Ms Maryanne Xuereb.

54

The three performances, held at Clayton Community Centre, were a great success. The cast brought passion, presence and energy to the stage and provided many laughs for the audience. The cast and crew appreciated the positive support from family, friends, peers and staff members at these performances. As in any theatrical performance, it requires an enthusiastic and talented group of actors and backstage crew, and in 2015 we must thank, acknowledge and say farewell to the following Year 12 students: From Sacred Heart Girls’ College: Daniella Casella, Shiralee Dennis and Tatiana Zimsen. From Salesian College Chadstone: Ashwin Libera, Luis Mascaro and our Stage Manager for the last two productions: Ben Madden.

Their energy, ability, enthusiasm and commitment will be missed. Also my sincere thanks to Ian Felipe of Year 11 for designing the poster for the show. I was unable to supervise the last two weeks of rehearsals, the bumpingin to the theatre, technical and dress rehearsals, performances and bumpingout. A huge, enormous, gigantic, massive thankyou goes to Mr Kim Beurs, Miss Elissa Galante, Mrs Mary Menz, Ms Alexandra Tsiavis and Ms Maryanne Xuereb for their willingness to complete the job that I started in March. Thank you as well to the Leadership Team at Sacred Heart Girls’ College for allowing their talented girls to take part, and a special mention to Ms Fiona McGrath for all the support and administration from their side. Mr Adam Croft Head of Performance

2015 Salesian College Annual


2015 Salesian College Annual

55


HUMANITIES

It has been a busy year for the Humanities Department, with 2015 being the centenary of the Gallipoli Landing. To commemorate the occasion, students across Years 10-12 took part in Camp Gallipoli, where they camped out at the Showgrounds, along with many members of the general public and other schools to honour those who fought in World War I. This event allowed students to appreciate the meaning of the ANZAC spirit and gave them a sense of community. Year 7 students investigated Ancient Egypt and China at the beginning of the year. They conducted their first research project in Geography through fieldwork, which investigated water usage in their home, then in the second semester by looking into what makes their suburb liveable.

and community issues, and visited the Shrine of Remembrance to complement the study of World War I that they had been doing in class. The Year 10 Core History classes were exposed to the horrors of the Holocaust by visiting the Jewish Holocaust Centre and meeting some survivors. The excursion serves as a valuable life experience, and gave students an insight into a dark period of history. This year the Year 11 20th Century History class joined this excursion to support the content they were studying in class, the ideologies of nations during WWII and the social and cultural changes that were occurring at the time. The students studying Year 12 subjects, including Accounting, Business

Management, Economics, History and Legal Studies have worked hard all year cementing their knowledge and skills by attending revision lectures, completing numerous practice exams and have actively taken responsibility for their own learning. In 2016 we look forward to the new Humanities subjects of Geography and Marvellous Melbourne being included in the Year 9 Program. Many thanks to the members of the Humanities Department for their support, enthusiasm and commitment in 2015. I wish the Department all the best for 2016 and welcome back Mrs Kamila Bielinski as Head of Department. Ms Caitlyn Jarrett Head of Humanities

The annual Medieval Day for Year 8 students gave them the chance to experience a taste of activities that were popular in the 15th century, as well as consolidating what they learnt in the classroom. This has become one of the more memorable days in the Humanities calendar. Its success is testament to the way in which the staff and students embrace it wholeheartedly. Students in Year 9 immersed themselves in Humanities in a variety of ways through the Bosco Program. They reflected on environmental

56

2015 Salesian College Annual


HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Salesian College Chadstone believes that Physical Education is critical to the development of each student’s full potential. Such programs provide opportunity for students to focus on their moral, social, spiritual, intellectual and physical attributes and to help each to become responsible members of the community. Through regular and frequent participation in a carefully planned and balanced program of activities, each individual student is encouraged to develop his physical capabilities to the full, and increase confidence, competence and achievement in movement. Within Physical Education, students are presented with opportunities to develop personal qualities and social skills such as co-operation, perseverance, tolerance,

independence and leadership. Students are encouraged to continue participation in physical activities in leisure time.

Year 7 Throughout Year 7, students were taught different practical units, including athletics, hockey, basketball, volleyball, football, soccer, tee-ball, cricket and tennis. Students also covered a wide range of theory topics, including sun safety, nutrition and the health benefits of physical activity.

Year 8 Throughout Year 8, students were taught different practical units, including European handball, rugby, lacrosse,

softball and cricket, as well as a number of target sports, including bocce, lawn bowls, croquet and ten pin bowling. Students also covered a wide range of theory topics throughout 2015, including lifelong physical activity, mental health and wellbeing, and relationships and sexuality.

Year 9 The highlight of the Year 9 PE course was the participation in the Sport Education in Physical Education (SEPEP) Program. It had an interactive and social student focussed learning approach that teaches students about the numerous roles and benefits of different sports in both a practical and theoretical sense. Students undertook a variety of roles when participating, such as umpire, coach, player and administrator, and assumed responsibility for the organisation of aspects of a soccer and rugby competition. 2015 results were: 9A Most Valuable Player Michael Amendola 9B Soccer Das Soccer Machine Most Valuable Player Ayden Khalil 9B Euro Handball Team Shaolin Sports Most Valuable Player Emmanuel Chu Chung Chuc

2015 Salesian College Annual

57


9C Stanley and the Snoishas Most Valuable Player Liam Diamantopoulos 9D The Warriors Most Valuable Player Geordie Nagle 9E The Bogan Hunters Most Valuable Player Nathan Murrian 9F Blazin FC Most Valuable Players Kosta Kakavoulis, Abin Mathew & Louis Wilmann 9G JJACAB F.C Most Valuable Player Rohan Chand

Year 10 The semesterised Year 10 course equips students with the knowledge and skills involved in skill acquisition and coaching, biomechanics, physical fitness, training methods and legal and illegal methods of improving performance. Students were provided with the opportunity to participate in many practical laboratory activities that enabled them to participate in and experiment

58

with the theory concepts being taught. This course lays the foundation for VCE Physical Education studies.

Australian Open Tennis A group of Year 7 and 8 students attended Day 5 of the 2015 Australian Open tennis to participate in a Tennis in Secondary Schools Showcase. The group of students demonstrated a cardio tennis session in front of a large crowd before the Grigor Dimitrov v Marcos Baghdatis Round 3 match. The group was able to remain on court to welcome the two players. All students enjoyed the experience on court, with many spending the whole day at Melbourne Park watching the tennis.

Acknowledgements I would like to acknowledge the efforts of the Human Development staff, who every day share their love of physical education with the boys and whose support and assistance have been most appreciated throughout the year. Mr Stephen Sellwood Head of Human Development

The College is involved as a Cardio Tennis in Secondary Schools pilot for the last two years, with all Year 7 students participating in the fitnessbased tennis program during physical education classes.

2015 Salesian College Annual


SPORT

House Sporting activities begin at the very start of the school year with the House Swimming Carnival at Oakleigh Recreation Centre. This year we were presented with perfect conditions, and the ensuing competition was as hot as the weather. Some notable performances over the course of the day included Charlie Briglia (Year 7), Morgan Coetzee (Year 8), Patrick Tanudjaja (Year 9), Kieran Roach (Year 10),

Fabrice Min Fa (Year 11) and Gerald Mini Farfan (Year 12). We then made a quick adaptation from the water to the land, and had the House Athletics Carnival at the Bill Stewart Athletics Centre. Again another fine day for our carnival and the competition again was fierce, with many positions up for grabs in the ACC Athletics team. It was fantastic to see the form of a few standout

Swimming Carnival Results Junior

Intermediate Senior

Overall

1

Annecy

Savio

Annecy

Annecy

2

Moroney

Annecy

Savio

Savio

3

Savio

Moroney

Collinson

Collinson

4

Collinson

Collinson

Moroney

Moroney

Athletics Carnival Results Junior

Intermediate Senior

Overall

1

Collinson

Collinson

Collinson

Collinson

2

Savio

Savio

Savio

Savio

3

Annecy

Annecy

Moroney

Annecy

4

Moroney

Moroney

Annecy

Moroney

Cross Country Results

2015 Salesian College Annual

Junior

Intermediate Senior

Overall

1

Moroney

Collinson

Savio

Collinson

2

Collinson

Moroney

Collinson

Moroney

3

Savio

Savio

Annecy

Savio

4

Annecy

Annecy

Moroney

Annecy

59


performers in Year 12, who have always given their all for their house at all carnivals of their schooling. Dean Kouvelis and Taps Munyanyiwa have controlled the sprints/ jumps and distance events respectively from their early years at the College. So with two major events completed in the first part of the year we needed to wait for the traditional Cross Country weather of the colder and wet months. A course designed around the undulating Mannix Campus challenged all the students. Individual year level winners were: Year 7 Erik Tan (Collinson) Year 8 James Leigh (Savio) Year 9 Lachie Hardiman (Savio) Year 10 Kyle Gordon (Collinson) Senior Casey Henderson (Collinson) Mr Paul Groves Head of Sport

60

2015 Salesian College Annual


ACC SPORT

Are we starting to turn the corner? Over the last few years we have been finalists, but have failed at the last hurdle to be crowned champions. This year the College were premiers in Years 7, 9 and 10 Football and Junior and Intermediate Badminton. We put the icing on the cake when our Senior 1st XI soccer team took the premiership flag.

“This year the College were premiers in Years 7, 9 and 10 Football and Junior and Intermediate Badminton. We put the icing on the cake when our Senior 1st XI soccer team took the premiership flag.” 2015 Salesian College Annual

The year started well with two major carnivals for swimming and athletics. We are very fortunate that our swimming team has excellent facilities to train in and a nationally accredited coach. We had some terrific swimmers on the night. A notable mention goes to Kieran Roach, Patrick Tanudjaja and Swimming Captain Gerald Mini-Farfan on excellent swimming performances. Our relay teams were never outside the top two, but were always second behind the eventual winners, St Joseph’s Geelong. It must be said that every boy who entered the pool did his best, which is all we can ever ask. A notable occurrence is that we never had to change one boy from the original selected team. A special thanks to our coach Chris Jacobs for his dedication and patience, and to all of the squad who came to early morning training. Since we have finished second or third over a number of years, I was keen to see the athletic prowess of our Year 7 boys at the inter-house

carnival. It was a fantastic day of athletics. There were no stand out performances by our new students, but the endeavour was certainly there. We were brought back down to reality in the ACC Carnival at Lakeside Stadium, as we were relegated from the A division for the first time. Our top athletes didn’t perform as expected, and again our nemesis was our performance in long distance events. I am optimistic that we can be promoted back into the division in which I feel that we belong. This will be achieved with hard work, bigger numbers at training and a squad of athletes who show the desire to be the best they can. Notable performances on the day must go to Delarno Pharoe, Stephen Angeloudas, Ravidu Meedenyilage and Casey Henderson. A special mention must go to our Under 17 relay team, consisting of Nimesh Kularatne, Edwin Saravanapavaan, Jevon Fernando and Delarno Pharoe, who competed in the Victorian Schools Championship. The boys finished fourth, which is an exceptional achievement, as they ran in the Open division. The boys were a great advertisement for the school, as Salesian featured in one of the marquee events of the evening. They competed in an international event, and were rubbing shoulders with Olympic Champion Sally Pearson and the World 800 metre champion from Kenya.

Winter season produced premierships in Years 7, 9 and 10 football. The Year 10 soccer boys were finalists for the second straight year, but were unsuccessful once again. Finally the Senior 1st XI premiership was brought back to Salesian College. The Year 10 football team entertained CBC St Kilda in the final at our College oval. In a close encounter Salesian sneaked through with a 13.9.87 victory over CBC St Kilda 13.6.84. Standout performances came from Ryan Pearce and Yianni Billias, Billias kicking 5 goals. The Year 9 football team also booked a home final against a strong football school in Whitefriars. We were too strong on the day, running away with the victory, Salesian 18.8.116 defeating Whitefriars 9.5.59. A special mention goes to Zach Vanderputt and Daniel Marchese, who kicked 7 goals in the final. Finally, our Year 7 football team hosted St Bedes in another close final, defeating St Bedes 9.8.62 - 8.7.55. A special mention goes to Sam Loiacono and Jacob Curry for an outstanding game. Our Year 8 football team played against CBC St Kilda in the final on the college oval. Missed chances cost matches. This was certainly the case on this occasion when we kicked poorly and lost the game by a mere four points. The Year 10 soccer team travelled to our neighbour Mazenod for the final. We were outplayed by a far better Mazenod team. We congratulate Mazenod, who

61


62

2015 Salesian College Annual


2015 Salesian College Annual

63


have won the premiership four years running. In our annual preseason fixture, Salesian played Mazenod in the Davie Egan Cup. This cup has been in existence since the year 2000, with Salesian winning 11 times to Mazenod’s 5. Salesian ran out winners 3-2 after the game was tied 2-2 up until the final minute. The highlight of the ACC year was our ACC Senior 1st XI soccer team winning the premiership. The road to the final was very competitive, especially in the semi-final against Mazenod, when a late winner in extra time by Captain Marcus Sawan sealed the victory, giving us a spot in the final against St Bernard’s College. The final was played at the Veneto Club on a beautiful sunny afternoon. The match was a very even affair up until the 40th minute, when Tapiwanashe Munyanyiwa scored a header and broke the deadlock. In the second half, with a 1-0 lead, our boys had to defend a St Bernard’s barrage which lasted 25 minutes, in which they equalised the score 1-1. The game remained competitive until the 85th minute and 89th minute when Salesian scored two great goals to make the score 3-1. Well done to the boys and Coach Stephen Sellwood on the victory. The last time we won the ACC premiership was again against St Bernard’s in 2003 in extra time when we won 2-1, with our goals scored by Joe Tawfilis and Joe Fonte. Of the few sports in the ACC, basketball seems to be the sport we struggle in the most. Not too many years ago basketball seemed to be booming in the area and we were at least competitive. Upon re-entering the ACC in 2000 we were crowned senior premiers. We have capable coaches who give up much of their time to improve basketball. Hopefully in the

64

future we will have an influx of capable athletes who can improve in this very athletic sport. In the other two sports played in Term Three we were very competitive. Hockey is a sport in which we are looking to go one step further and win finals. A great deal of effort is put into our hockey program, because a lot of boys entering the college have never played hockey before. At the business end of the season Salesian was in the Years 7 and 10 grand finals. The Year 10 team played away, against St Bernard’s. I was very pleased with this team for their effort throughout the season. In the grand final we lost 2-0 for St Bernard’s to make it four premierships in a row. Our team never gave up and were a pleasure to coach. I look forward to seeing 5 or 6 of this team playing in the seniors next year. The Year 7 hockey boys have certainly developed their skills to become a cohesive unit. Not one of these boys had played hockey before. The Year 7s played Mazenod at Monash University in the Grand Final. It proved to be a very close contest, but Mazenod edged us out 2-1. I encourage as many boys as possible to join a hockey club, which will improve their skills and thus improve our team in Year 8 next year. At the end of Term 3, the ACC Cross Country Championship was held at Bundoora Park. The College team competed in the B division and were crowned champions. The best performers were Casey Henderson and Tapiwanashe Munyanyiwa. I look forward to a concentrated effort by our runners to improve, so that perhaps next year we can be promoted to Division A. Improvement will only come by putting a lot more kilometers in our legs. We must realise that boys who do well in this event work very hard.

2015 Salesian College Annual


On the 17th of September Salesian College had its annual Sports Awards Night. The night acknowledges the great achievements of students who have participated in ACC sport for the whole year. It is customary to have some known sportsmen present on the night for a Q&A. This year we were fortunate to have three sportsmen join us for the evening. Stephen Holt (National Basketball League) David Barlow (Australian Boomers) Steven Pantilides (Melbourne Victory)

Senior Award Winners Joey Tran Volleyball A Edwin Saravanapavaan Volleyball B Josh Knight Cricket: Best Bowler Jacob Latu Cricket: Best Batsman Jackson Tate Tennis Casey Henderson Athletics, Hockey, Sportsman of the Year Gerald Mini-Farfan Swimming Taniel Meguerditchian Basketball A Jake Iannou Basketball B Madison Talarico Table Tennis Paolo Gomez Badminton

Cross Country The perpetual trophies, Will Liston Trophy and Jacko Trophy were won by: Gerald Mini-Farfan Liston Trophy Josh Lean Jacko Trophy Our Term 4 sports were cricket, volleyball and tennis. We were very competitive in all sports for the whole term, and were fortunate enough to make the final in the Year 10 tennis and Year 8A volleyball. Unfortunately we lost the tennis 7 sets to 5 and lost the volleyball to Mazenod in straight sets. We congratulate St Bernard’s and Mazenod on their successes. Our boys will continue to train hard and improve their skills. I would like to thank all parents for their support towards the sporting program at the College. In a college of our size, which is one of the smaller Colleges in the ACC competition, it is essential that we have maximum participation from our most gifted athletes. The ACC is one of the premier competitions in Australia. We should have the best possible preparation if we are to compete at this level and perform at our best. I would like to thank all our coaches for giving up their time, and look forward to more success next year. Lastly I would like to thank all the students who have represented the College this year. They were a credit to all their families and to the College. Mr Carl Egan Head of ACC Sport

Danyon Smart Football Delarno Pharoe Soccer Tapiwanashe Munyanyiwa

2015 Salesian College Annual

65


RUA RESOURCE CENTRE The Rua Resource Centre continues to provide services and resources that underpin and strengthen two key learning areas for students: literacy (strengthened through their reading) and information literacy (strengthened through their research). Increasingly, learning resources for both reading and research are being delivered to students in modes that are now a mixture of physical and digital.

Information Literacy The Rua Resource Centre maintains comprehensive collections of physical nonfiction books, reference books and periodicals, searchable through our online catalogue. The catalogue also caters for increased access to digital resources such as eBooks, eFiles (including PDFs, audio and video files) and purposefully selected websites. More comprehensive and educational digital resources, such as subject specific databases, are all expressly selected to enrich learning, to support student research, are authoritative, and, most importantly, are available within a secure and safe online environment from the College intranet (SIMON) and the Rua Resource Centre’s home page. As these new digital resources become available, the Rua

66

Resource Centre continues to work with classes to focus on utilising resources that best meet their pursuit of new knowledge and understanding in their specific subjects.

“Using ICT for learning enables personalised or individualised learning through students having immediate access to learning tools and resources at the point of need” Wall, J & Ryan, S (2010). Resourcing for the curriculum innovation: Learning in a changing world. Camberwell, ACER.

Literacy and Reading

‘The Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) is all about encouraging and supporting students to read for enjoyment. It’s not meant to be a competition, but a challenge to each student to read more and to read more widely” Hynes, M. (2015). Opening books and young minds. The Age Newspaper, November (14), 34.

Reading Highlights Special reading opportunities in 2015 included participation in our Rua Readers Book Club.

Our reading area continues to create a relaxed atmosphere where students are able to discover and delve into a new story and another world. Our interactive online catalogue also now provides each student with the ability to publish an online review of a book they have read. The Rua Resource Centre also continues to promote participation in the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge as both an interactive reading record and motivation to read a greater variety of books.

2015 Salesian College Annual


“The Rua Resource Centre continues to provide services and resources that underpin and strengthen two key learning areas for students: literacy and information literacy.”

Students also participated in the ‘Reading Matters’ conference presented by the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria, with the authors making a significant impact on the boys. “Abe Nouk was really funny and although he did not have much education he ended up being a writer and a champion Slam Poet. I liked Sally Gardner who was persistent to overcome dyslexia and become a writer. Sally Gardner had a great sense of humour as she told us stories of her childhood when she could not read or write”. Chaitanya Year 8 on the Reading Matters Conference 2015

“I liked Sally Gardner because she had a great sense of humour when she spoke about her dyslexia when she was young. Words like ‘CAT’ would be all mixed up because her brain couldn’t read it like other people. I thought Sally Gardner was cool because she became an author when she learnt to write after she was 14”. Luke Year 7 on the Reading Matters Conference 2015 We are very excited about our budding writers and poets who have been published in the annual Catholic Schools ‘Shared Stories’ anthology, giving their unique reflections on

the theme ‘Remembering’. Book Week 2015 (August 14 – 28) once again heralded a week of fun activities, giving the students the opportunity to bring books to life in 3D, create book covers, win quizzes, select new books and help to raise money for Indigenous Literacy.

Art and Literature A special thanks to the Visual Arts Department for continually providing us with artwork to invigorate the library space. In 2015 we have curated diverse collections of art, including the ‘Imaginary Environment’ drawings by Year 7C students, inspired by the artist ‘Hundertwasser’, the colourful photographic impressions by Year 10 students and colourful ‘hybrid’ clay sculptures. It is only through the support and invaluable input of all the school community that the Rua Resource Centre is continually able to provide such a vibrant and joyful learning space, and we would like to thank Salesian College Community for helping to weave the threads that make up our fabric. Special thanks to Janet Moore (Library Technician) and Dani Francis (Library Volunteer) for their continued professional dedication and expertise to the Rua Resource Centre team. Mrs Joyce Sendeckyj Head of Information Services

2015 Salesian College Annual

67


“Chess is an enjoyable and mentally stimulating game that helps develop reasoning, concentration, strategy procedure, and problemsolving techniques.”

CHESS CLUB

Chess is an enjoyable and mentally stimulating game that helps develop reasoning, concentration, strategy procedure, and problem-solving techniques. The rules are clear and unchanging across the world, which means that all information is available to contestants equally. The game does not depend on foibles such as track bias, or home ground favour… or the conditions. One mind goes in against another and the result is determined cerebrally. The referee is what pieces remain on the board when the king is upended. The popularity of chess amongst students at Salesian College is measured by lunchtime attendance, always a seething gathering on any day, Mondays through to Thursdays. These sessions are marked by enthusiasm, intensity and healthy interaction. We don’t experience any Grand Master tantrums, so goodwill and sportsmanship are always at a premium. It

68

is from these sessions that we are able to put together teams that represent the school in the ACC. This year two teams participated in the annual ACC intermediate chess tournament held at Simmonds College, the largest contingent the college has assembled. Our boys acquitted themselves well, and in the final rankings we occupied 5th and 6th placings. It seemed to me that all students played to their potential in the lead-up preparation, and matches that took place on the day. We had five players who distinguished themselves in the ACC, one of whom was the captain of the squad, Alex Arnold. Other notables were Noel Crouch, Carter Kulikov, Mike Zhao and Naveen Amarendra. However, it would be remiss of me if I didn’t applaud the worth of all boys who took part, and not just their contributions on the day. The value of lunchtime

sessions was in providing a forum for improving group and personal skills. It is a grounding where strategies are formed, and parry and thrust were sorted out over and over. My commendations and congratulations go equally to Lefteri Thomopoulos, Jojo Thomas, Adrian Kong, Derric Chacko, Theo Tran, Michael Clark, John Chronopoulos, and Ethan Childs, who is his own human interest story due to huge improvement during the year. Special thanks are in order. For lunchtime sacrifices, offering personal and team support, ironing out wrinkles, coaching, pep talks, strategic support and simply being a presence, we owe a debt of gratitude to Andrew Schillaci, David McDonald, Niki Pinirou, Jane Cowell, Sarah Rapson, Steve Beckham, Alicia Richardson and Neil Carter. Mr Thomas Dexter

2015 Salesian College Annual


THE YEAR 10 PRECAL PROGRAM The Year 10 PreCAL Program (Pre Certificate of Applied Learning) is targeted at applied learners. The program offers a case managed approach to pathways support for students. It aims to open doors to any of the following: VCAL, TAFE, PreApprenticeship, and/or full time employment following transition from Years 10 to Years 11 and 12. In Semester One, the PreCAL Program offers an applied approach to the mainstream curriculum, alongside an opportunity to attend a TAFE Taster Program every Wednesday. This enables the boys to set goals, gather experience and achieve a qualification that can later be recognised. It also offers the students a taste of the courses available at TAFE, an institution they will be attending every Wednesday in Year 11 VCAL. In Semester Two, the program breaks away from mainstream entirely and becomes project based, where the students meet their learning outcomes through a project designed to suit their learning styles. Students also begin attending a work experience placement each Wednesday, in lieu of their TAFE Taster.

This is designed to enable our boys to become independent, and offers them a chance to network and form ties with people in their field of interest. The students in this year’s PreCAL Program were a supportive, jovial class of applied learners who rose to each and every challenge they faced. They began the year excited about attending TAFE, with the knowledge that they would begin a work placement this year. The students applied this positive attitude to their studies in semester one and they achieved many successes. This included the creation of picture books in English class that they brought to St Mary Magdalene’s Primary School and read to the children. As part of their Science course, the boys attended an excursion to the Grand Prix where they put their knowledge of physics to the test. The completion of the Humanities course saw the students follow in the footsteps of our Kokoda heroes and walk the 1000 Step Kokoda Memorial Track in the Dandenong Ranges. This final excursion in semester one served as a team bonding activity before they began their applied learning project.

The boys began their project in Semester Two. The class decided to renovate the garden area in the Murdoch building. The aim of this project was to create a calm learning space for students with additional needs. The boys brainstormed and designed a proposal that was presented to members of the College Leadership Team for approval. They were successful in their bid for approval, and once the weather improved, the boys got to work! On rainy days they built solar boats in the classroom, and will race these boats before the year ends. Using their unique skills and talents, the boys worked as an effective team to create a beautiful learning space that the College can now enjoy. The PreCAL teachers and I would like to commend the class for all their hard work this year. We are very proud of all that they have accomplished. We look forward to welcoming them back again next year as VCAL students in 2016. Ms Paula Hanley Head of Applied Learning

“This year’s PreCAL Program was a supportive, jovial class of applied learners who rose to each and every challenge they faced.” 2015 Salesian College Annual

69


VCAL

Intermediate VCAL During 2015 the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) students completed a program that took a slightly different approach from previous years. The students decided to complete an integrated project that incorporated all of their VCAL subjects – Work Related Skills (WRS), Personal Development Skills (PDS), Literacy and Numeracy. A new team of VCAL staff led the boys in the development of two exciting large scale projects. The boys in the Year 11 Intermediate VCAL program made a proposal to build a wood fire pizza oven, preparation benches, dining table and planter boxes. They spent many weeks researching a suitable location, designing the oven layout, measuring various sites and pricing tools and equipment. After the boys selected the site they wanted, they drafted a proposal letter to the College Principal Mr Robert Brennan to ask if we could use the site. While they waited for a reply, and as part of their Personal Development Strand, the boys started going to the gym with Craig McGrath, a qualified Personal Trainer and a Salesian College Teaching Assistant. He taught the class different exercises and how to use the equipment correctly. The boys developed their own fitness programs.

70

“The proposal was a success; the boys’ planning had paid off, with the school agreeing to fund the project.” At the beginning of Term Two, the class presented their proposal to the College Leadership Team to discuss their ideas and plans for the Pizza Oven Project. The proposal was a success; the boys’ planning had paid off, with the school agreeing to fund the project. The boys set off for Bunnings to purchase the necessary equipment and the building commenced! The class worked tirelessly through the winter and stayed as positive as they could throughout. They went on a few excursions to break up the semester, one of which was an outing that the Year 12 VCAL class planned for us all. They visited Bounce Inc. and had a great time! For the last day of Term Two, we all went for lunch at ‘No Name’ restaurant in Oakleigh to learn how to use the wood fire pizza oven and how to make pizza. They kindly offered to run this for us for free!

class ran a pizza business at lunchtime, and this proved to be a very successful venture! They made the dough from scratch and prepped all the ingredients themselves. The pizzas were delicious! To wrap up a great year, the boys held a special pizza party for their parents. Over 45 people attended this event. It was a very enjoyable evening and the perfect way to end a very successful year. The Intermediate VCAL staff for 2015, Drew Thomas, Justin Leeds, Mary Stoforidis, Reema Lok, Chris Ryan and I would like to congratulate the boys on a successful year, and we would like to wish Charlie Maglio the best of everything as he leaves the College to complete an apprenticeship for 2016.

In Term Three, the students completed the preparation benches and the planter boxes, and after a stalwart effort, they finished the pizza oven. In their final weeks of school the Year 11 VCAL

2015 Salesian College Annual


Senior VCAL The Year 12 Senior VCAL class planned to build Billy Karts as part of their integrated project. They wanted to build these karts to showcase the ‘hands on’ skills that they have learned throughout their time at Salesian College. The class made their proposals to Mr Brennan and came to a final figure for all the essential material needed for the Billy Karts. Success! The College agreed to fund it. The boys divided themselves into groups and began designing the karts. They measured carefully and set off for Bunnings. The Senior VCAL class went on multiple excursions in Term One related to their integrated project. They went to the Grand Prix and had front row seats! The class enjoyed their time at the track and learnt a lot about cars and how different race car features could be incorporated into their Billy Kart designs. The boys also visited the IVECO Truck Factory in Dandenong. They went on a tour of the factory and learnt how trucks are manufactured and how the trucks are distributed around Australia. Construction for the Billy Karts began in Term Two. Alongside the project, the class worked hard and completed various tasks that covered literacy and numeracy outcomes. Senior VCAL went on three excursions in Term Two.

2015 Salesian College Annual

The first was to the Toyota Factory in Altona, the second was to the Shifting Gears Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, and the third was to Bounce Inc. in Glen Iris. At Toyota, they went on a grand tour of the factory and followed the entire process from flat blank pieces of metal to a car ready to be sold at a dealership. At the Shifting Gears Exhibition, the class learnt about the history of Australian cars, how they influenced the design and construction of modern Australian cars and the technology behind it all. They were able to examine various classic cars of Australia such as the Holden Monaro and the Dodge Hemi. The boys applied all that they had learned about cars, design and manufacturing to their own karts, and on Community Day and the Design Exhibition Evening, the boys displayed their completed karts. The boys worked very well together this year and should be proud of all that they have achieved. The Senior VCAL staff for 2015, Drew Thomas, Mary Stoforidis, Br Barry Parker, Chris Ryan and I would like to wish the graduating class every success in the future as they set off to complete apprenticeships in their various fields. Congratulations boys! Ms Paula Hanley Head of Applied Learning

71


PUBLIC SPEAKING

“Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.” Desmond Tutu, South African activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner. At Salesian College, the provenance of our success in the fields of debating and public speaking comes from our English classrooms. It is here that boys learn to contest and defend propositions, hone and develop arguments, analyse the public speaking skills of noted orators and enhance their own oratorical skills. Boys who exhibit particular skills and interest in these areas within the English program are encouraged to join our debating teams and to participate in various public speaking competitions. Neil Carter Deputy Principal There are many who fear Public Speaking, but it is without a doubt one of the most important skills we can develop in our lives. The ability to communicate a message effectively can be the deciding factor in many things, ranging from career development to relationships with friends and family. In 2015, Salesian College has been proud to facilitate, through the Mary McKertich Public Speaking Competition, the opportunity for all boys to develop this highly coveted ability. The Mary McKertich Competition is the College’s

72

internal three stage contest, allowing all students to participate and cultivate their speaking abilities. The competition culminated this year in the second annual formal evening event in Term Three, and all students who made it to the final should be congratulated.

YEAR 9 Christian Pansino Nathan Toward YEAR 10 Tibin Thampy Stefano Mascaro YEAR 11 Jake Ioannou Thomas Inglis

In 2015, we were also very proud to have students who represented the College with confidence, charisma and poise at numerous inter-school events, including the Junior Legacy and ACC Public Speaking competitions. All boys who competed in these events excelled, and it was with great pleasure early in term four that the Junior Public Speaking team earned themselves a well-deserved division two victory at the Junior ACC Public Speaking Competition at St Bernard’s College in Essendon.

YEAR 12 Aaron Holt Marcus Sawan

The McKertich Public Speaking Award Winners

Year 9 & 10 Christian Pansino Stefano Mascaro Tibin Thampy James Casserly

YEAR 7 Adam Stone Vihanga Maddumahewa YEAR 8 Johnny Phylactou Sam Dennis

Junior division Vihanga Maddumahewa Intermediate division Stefano Mascaro Senior division Jake Ioannou Mary McKertich Public Speaking Award Winner Vihanga Maddumahewa ACC Public Speakers Year 7 & 8 Vihanga Maddumahewa Adam Stone Johnny Phylactou Sam Dennis

Legacy Junior Public Speaking Matthew Juma Sam Loiacono Christopher Nielsen

2015 Salesian College Annual


Debating Desmond Tutu, South African activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner once said, “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument”. At Salesian College in 2015, there have been many boys who have strived not just to raise their voice, but to argue with intelligence, confidence and passion. Students this year have had the opportunity to participate in the Debaters’ Association of Victoria (DAV) competition in addition to the ACC interschool competition and Salesian’s own House Debating contest. Once again our DAV season was a success, with special congratulations due to the D Grade (Year 9) team who made it through to the regional finals. Thank you to all who helped coach and assist the boys with debating this year, in particular the DAV coaches, Donna Paatsch

2015 Salesian College Annual

(Year 12), Caitlyn Jarret (Year 11), Andrew Schillaci (Year 10), Niki Pinirou and Steve Grcic (Year 9). ACC Debaters Year 7 & 8 Joel Childs Yasiru Kanathigoda Niall Heaphy Patrick Ciccotosto Meunka Gunaratne Christopher Nielsen Year 9 & 10 Purna Perera Emmanuel Chu Chung Chuck Peter Pamouktsis Kyle Valadon Arjun Girish Sohan Pujar DAV Debaters Year 9 Purna Perera Emmanuel Chu Chung Chuck Anthony Basile Hanno Liebenberg Kris Abraham George Kapaklis Bailey Mejia Sohan Pujar

Shamil Usoof Jamie Phung Year 10 James Smirneos Wilson Dixon Peter Pamouktsis Joshua Cayetano Justin Tan Arjun Girish Kyle Valadon Julian Russo Year 11 Edwin Saravanapavaan Deeshan Ambawatta Liam Forster Michael Te Thomas Inglis Kishon Pawar Year 12 Geordan Gianakoudakis Marcus Sawan Aaron Holt Alexander Versace Andrew Papanikolaou Christopher Nanfra Mr Andrew Schillaci English, Humanities and Religious Education Teacher

73


STUDENT WELLBEING

The new senior leadership role Assistant Principal – Students encapsulates many areas of the College pastoral and wellbeing programs. Essentially, it involves working with and providing support for the Pastoral team, made up of the Year Level Coordinators (YLC’s), the Wellbeing team, Learning Support and the Heads of Houses. The role is a challenging one in many ways, as its essence is working with the community in bringing the mission of the Catholic Church to life in the way we respond to each other. At the heart of our practice of student wellbeing at Salesian College is the student and his family. The charism of Don Bosco, a student centred approach to education is at the heart of our work. We understand that a healthy relationship between school and family is the most critical element in a boy achieving his best at school. The College’s pastoral care systems are structured in such a way as to promote the healthy and holistic development of each boy, allowing him to develop at his own pace and to take advantage of the many pathway options that the College offers. The College is blessed to have so many dedicated staff working at the coal face with our boys, endeavouring to assist them to face and overcome the many challenges that come their way as they journey through the College.

74

One of the hardest jobs in a secondary school is to be a Year Level Coordinator (YLC). Our YLCs are forever busy managing the day to day concerns of their year level, while planning extracurricular activities and overseeing the Oratory personal development program. The personal development program at Salesian is run in Oratory classes for each student alongside their Religious Education instruction. As a way of helping us to understand the mission of the Catholic Church seen through the charism of St John Bosco, the Oratory program synthesises our faith with the realities of modern day living for our boys. Oratory leaders pastorally care for their boys, attending to the administrative matters of the day and mixing a pastoral and spiritual offering that is in tune with the particular needs of the boys. My particular thanks to those staff who volunteer to take part in this important work. In its inaugural year in 2015, the program promises considerable benefits to the boys as they struggle to make sense of the world that they live in, and to understand better the role they may play in making this world of ours a better place. Byron Chen, Year 7, Steve Beckham, Year 8, Steve Loonstra, Year 9, Ron Lok, Year 10, Rhea Beurs, Year 11 and Chris Pye Year 12, have all done a phenomenal amount of work over the year supporting the boys and their

“A healthy relationship between school and family is the most critical element in a boy achieving his best at school.” families. Working closely with them, I can attest to their heart centred ‘Don Bosco’ approach to the boys. I have appreciated the support they have given each other, and I am grateful for their efforts in helping to run the school smoothly. On Wednesday afternoons I met regularly with the Wellbeing team, including Jayne Cowell, College Counsellor, Joelle Chaperon, Youth Worker, Carmel Meehan, Head of Learning Support, Kim Beurs, Pathways and Transition Coordinator and Niki Pinirou, English as an Acquired Language Coordinator. Along with input from YLCs, the Wellbeing team join together to manage particular difficulties being faced by individual students. The combined expertise of the group allows for clear communication and planning, with the goal of achieving the best academic, pastoral and overall wellbeing outcomes for our boys. The intensity of these discussions, flavoured by genuine care and concern for boys and their families, is palpable. My sincere thanks for all the work of the members of the team. As a new leader at Salesian College this year, it has been humbling to receive such a warm welcome from the community as a whole. I look forward to further exploring ways in which we can holistically develop the boys at our school. Mr Brendan Douglas Assistant Principal - Students

2015 Salesian College Annual


2015 Salesian College Annual

75


PATHWAYS

It was another busy year running the Salesian College Pathways Program in 2015, with it being my final year as the Pathways Coordinator. The choice of a career pathway is more challenging than ever before, due to changing job definitions and the development of new and exciting career areas. Pathways coordination involves me in assisting our students in their quest to find direction in their lives, which includes their time here at Salesian College, where they start their career journey, as well as what they may embark upon when they leave. It has been an absolute pleasure working with each of our students over the past five years, assisting them in advancing to the next step, whether that be tertiary study, paid employment, entering a trade or entering into some type of community service. Some of the Pathways Programs delivered to our students in 2015 included:

Year 10 Futures Week

Year 10 Course Advising Sessions

The Year 10 Futures Week Program aims to set this in motion, and this year the Year 10 students received a wide range of information that hopefully helped them in their decision making for 2016. Guest speakers gave the students information about pathways into and within different industries. Representatives from tertiary institutions presented the boys with a massive amount of course information and potential graduate outcomes. The main goals of this event are:

The individual course advising session from one of our trained course advising team assisted our students in navigating the information and options presented throughout the week into a more individual plan, factoring things like study scores and prerequisite subjects for future studies at the tertiary level. Many parents also joined in on this beneficial experience, providing scope for sharing and considered discussions around final subject selection decisions in Term Two. Thank you to all of our Course Advisors for again giving up their time in 2015.

• Making students aware of the pathways available to them • Raising awareness of their own interests, skills and abilities

Year 9 Futures Day

• Enhancing self-confidence and fostering resilience and wellbeing

Futures Day was all about setting the scene. We provided the boys with the opportunity to meet the heads of each subject area. Staff and students together explored the expectations and learning required over the next two years to have full access to all the learning areas at Salesian College in their Senior years. The students participated in a vocational test to begin identifying their strengths and career interests. The boys were presented with every opportunity to start the process of bringing specific context and meaning to their learning. Thanks to everyone involved in the day.

• Raising awareness of further study, the workplace and issues they will face. A huge thankyou goes out to all the Year 10 staff mentors assisting and supporting the Year 10 Futures Week in 2015.

76

2015 Salesian College Annual


The VTAC Selection Program Beginning in Term Two, each Year 12 student was interviewed in the Pathways Centre, where each student discussed his interests and preferences with me, and finished with the students applying for tertiary courses. The vast majority received an offer in a preferred course.

Work Experience A number of students gave up part of their holidays to take part in Work Experience, and every boy who did this gained great insight into his preferred industry.

2015 Salesian College Annual

It has been a pleasure to work with the students of Salesian College from a Pathways perspective in 2015. I am excited to announce that there will be a separate Pathways website, with regular updates on careers resources arriving in 2016, so stay tuned. For our students graduating in 2015, I wish you all the best for the future, and congratulate you on beginning the next phase in your chosen pathway in 2016. Mr Kim Beurs Pathways Co-ordinator

77


Courage & Honour

It was my honour to take up the mantle as Head of Annecy House for 2016. Being part of the mighty Annecy House offers a chance to belong to a group of people who strive to succeed in a variety of pursuits. As Head of House, I had the opportunity to work closely with a wide range of students, a team of impressive leaders and a supportive group of colleagues as we all continued the Annecy tradition of striving for excellence. I was extremely well supported in my new role by the Annecy House students. In particular, House Captain Athan Dritsas and Vice-Captain Beau Watson excelled, and played an instrumental role in the successes enjoyed during the year. I also appreciated the ongoing support from Year 11 leaders, Kishon Pawar and Jake Dell’Arciprete, and Year 10 leaders, Jack Santa-Maria and Alex Nanfra, who all exhibited a great capacity for leadership. Collectively, they made my job so much easier. Thank you all! Annecy House made a most significant contribution to 2015 College Leadership. Proudly, the impressive Patrick Atallah and Josh Lean served as College Captain and Vice-Captain respectively. Michael Nguyen excelled in his role as Cultural Ambassador,

78

whilst Daniel Subbiah (Liturgy Captain), Joseph Tran (Music Captain) and Beau Watson, (Social Justice Captain in addition to his House commitments) proved themselves to be most capable College leaders. These students also contributed significantly to Annecy’s achievements through their generosity, enthusiasm and willingness to give of themselves to support their House. I congratulate them on a fantastic year. In tying for second place in the overall House competition in 2015, Annecy continued to be a force in all areas of competition. Annecy was the biggest fundraiser for the year and was runner-up in the Community Day Cup, putting us into second place in the race for the Citizenship Shield. In the sports arena, Annecy’s elite swimming team won the House swimming competition, even though we were only able to take out fourth place in the Sports Shield. The Annecy men achieved an honourable third place in the Academic Shield, but excelled to beat the other Houses and take out the Cultural Shield for 2015. Congratulations to all Annecy students who responded to the challenge and competed proudly, allowing us to record these results. Our aim of course is to achieve even greater success in 2016.

Another feature of being Head of House this year was the support I received from my fellow staff members. Over the course of the year, there were countless examples of staff putting their hands up to contribute to the spirit of Annecy House. Such generosity was greatly appreciated and went a long way to contributing to our achievements this year. Looking ahead to 2016, I encourage all Annecy students to recommit to their House and, through their efforts, work to ensure that greater successes lie ahead. I also look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 recruits into the great House that we are. Well done on another memorable year, Lions! Mr Peter Bermingham Head of Annecy

“Annecy continued to be a force in all areas of competition.” 2015 Salesian College Annual


2015 Salesian College Annual

79


Respect All Fear None

Once again, the Collinson boys rallied to the cause and contributed admirably to the life of the College in 2015. Fellowship was of the essence, and participation in all events throughout the year was at an unparalleled high. The Green Dragons of Collinson House attempted to reverse a subsidiary status as we plotted our hopeful ascent. At the beginning of Term One we collectively set ourselves the goal of improving on, or at least equalling, our results in each of the competitions of the 2014 House Cup. This could not have been extended without the contributions of our Collinson student leaders, who were paramount to the continued development of a positive house culture. A strong performance at the swimming carnival was needed to get the Collinson juggernaut clattering to life. Unfortunately, our obituaries for our hopes in 2015 were being written. I could only look on with immense pride as Collinson students swam their hardest and cheered on their comrades as we wore down Moroney and desperately clung on to third place. The House Athletics day was a chance for Collinson veterans to prove that they were no flashes in the pan as they morphed themselves into the bodies of athletes, and the second carnival of the year was in the bag – the Athletics trophy remained in the Collinson

80

cabinet where it has been for the past three years. Similarly, the rigours of Cross Country held little fear for Collinson. We were confident of a repeat of success as the truly committed came to the fore. Once again our participation rate was high and, coupled with admirable placings from the junior and intermediate teams, a consolidating victory was attained with another first position, putting us a little bit closer to our goal. Early round success was shown during House Debating in Term Three. Deservedly, four of our five teams made it through to the grand finals. Although we fought with meritorious effort, all four Collinson finalist teams were halted by powerful displays from the other houses, which guaranteed us second place overall. Further salt was added to the wound once the culmination of all the fundraising dollars had been tallied, with us placing fourth with a commendable effort of raising $1,503 for charity. It has been a momentous year for Collinson House, and I am truly indebted to all of the boys and teachers for sharing the spirit that the House System evoked. 2015 provided a sense of belonging and identity that united us all. Collinson surrendered their supremacy in the House Cup competition, with Moroney bolstering their

status as a worthy champion to hold the cup aloft in Term Four. Although not all events went our way this year, we ensured that our opponents knew and feared our presence at all House Competitions. Our men can walk away with a great sense of achievement and pride. One Team. One dream. Let’s make it Green in 2016. Miss Ashley Simon Head of Collinson House

“Although not all events went our way this year, we ensured that our opponents knew and feared our presence at all House Competitions.” 2015 Salesian College Annual


2015 Salesian College Annual

81


“A team of wonderful leaders led the charge from the first House Assembly.” Strength & Unity

Being appointed Head of Moroney House in 2015 was both an honour and a daunting experience. Following in the footsteps of the ‘Great Chris Pye’ was going to be a challenge. The role was made easy due to the fantastic support I received from the Moroney staff and students. A team of wonderful leaders led the charge from the first House Assembly. Marcus Sawan and Luis Mascaro were proud to carry on the great Moroney tradition. Reflecting on our 2014 performance, they led the charge on our approach to winning the 2015 House Cup. It wasn’t just about winning all major events. Our focus was on participation and doing our best, not only in sport, but through academic achievement and community involvement. The House leaders joined the Year 7 students at Camp within the first two weeks and established a strong bond with the new Moroney boys. The overwhelming enthusiasm that was exhibited by the Year 7 students throughout the year was outstanding. The red blood that flowed through their veins demonstrated their love of the new ‘family’ they had joined. The enthusiasm of the senior students and our new Year 7 students was contagious, and we were quickly able to rally the troops for both the Swimming and Athletics

82

Carnivals. The ‘RED ARMY’ was clearly visible and audible as they cheered on the Moroney participants. While our overall results were not those of the ‘winning team’, we gave it our all and enjoyed the carnivals. Winning is always a bonus, but Moroney prides itself on participation and doing one’s best for the love of the House, and this was clearly demonstrated at the House Carnivals. Cross Country has traditionally been a strong Moroney domain, and 2015 was not disappointing. We demonstrated yet again some great skill and a high level of participation. A solid second place helped to boost our slow start from Term One. 2015 saw the welcome introduction of the House colours into the College Sport’s uniform. This addition helped to build enthusiasm during carnivals and the weekly House sporting competitions. Once again the Moroney boys excelled in their participation in weekly sport. House Debating, a Moroney speciality, came with mixed results. This was the time for the Leaders from Years 10 and 11 to take the reins, as Term Three is traditionally a busy one for the Senior leaders. Students volunteered readily, and teams were quickly hard at work. The students were most grateful to the teachers who gave up their time to act as coaches for the teams. The strength

of the Year 7 team added to our strong hold on debating for the future. Once again Moroney rose to the challenge and took out the House Debating Cup for 2015. One major challenge was put before us on Community Day with the ‘Community Day Cup’. Participation was the key to success, and the Moroney students did not let us down. With almost all students attending school for this special day, we were on the way to victory. The running of events saw great hilarity and wonderful participation. The results were not announced, but we felt confident. The final assembly was fast approaching and the anticipation was high. The results for each of the Shields were announced. Cheers went up from the Moroney students as we took the honours for the Community Day Cup, the Academic Shield and the Citizenship Shield. We had three of the five awards, but was it enough? Our anxiety was quickly eased as the overall results were announced. Moroney had won the House cup for 2015! I would like to congratulate all the boys in the House for their efforts. Thank you to the staff and leaders for all their work. Let’s see if we can make it back to back! Ms Marianne Marshall Head of Moroney

2015 Salesian College Annual


2015 Salesian College Annual

83


Leave Nothing Unconquered

Expectations were high in 2015 coming off the back of a second place finish in the House Cup Competition in 2014. It was decided early in the year that a win in the House Cup was our main goal, and we knew we had our work cut out for us! Conversations held on our annual Leaders’ Day set the wheels in motion for what looked to be a promising year. Newly elected House Captain Anthony Bandalan and seasoned veteran of the Salesian College Student Leadership program Josh Knight filled the boys with confidence, setting the standards high for the year ahead. The Swimming Carnival showcased the enthusiasm of our students, with many dressing up, covering themselves in blue zinc and chanting from the side of the pool all day. It was an important day for Savio House as our new bull mascot made his debut. It was clear that it had a positive effect as it was a day of spirited competition in the pool. Participation levels were high, and many boys made their way to the blocks to represent Savio House. Scores were close all day, and there were a number of lead changes for the overall winner. Unfortunately, we came up a couple of points short, but the boys put on a convincing display to take out a wellearned second place.

84

The Athletics Carnival was the next event on the calendar. A similar level of enthusiasm was shown, and there was great support for all Savio participants. Once again, participation rates were high, and as the day wore on Savio ascended the ranks. We managed to land another second place, making two second places at the end of Term One. As the year wore on it seemed that the Savio boys were tiring, falling out of the top two in the House Cross Country and Community Day Cup competitions. Having said this, House spirit remained high all year and, to their credit, the boys continued to put their hands up to participate in any event they could. Thank you for the commitment of all the Savio students towards the House efforts this year. Many thanks must go to the student leaders of Savio house in 2015: Lachlan Magee, Stephen Angeloudas, Jeremy Seneviratne, Josh Knight, Alexander Versace and Anthony Bandalan. Their enthusiasm and desire to see the Savio boys succeed in all aspects of College life played a large part in the success the house has seen this year. It has been a pleasure to work with you this year, and I hope you will continue to be active members of Savio house. A big thankyou must also go to all the staff who have helped out at the huge number of House events

over the course of the year. We couldn’t have achieved what we did without your support. As my first year of leading Savio House comes to an end, it gives me great pleasure to say that the boys have experienced success in all areas of College life this year, including cultural, academic and sporting aspects. Many individual and group achievements have been celebrated, and I am sure that there are many more to come. Mr Chris Ryan Head of Savio

“Participation levels were high and many boys made their way to the blocks to represent the Savio House.”

2015 Salesian College Annual


2015 Salesian College Annual

85


2015 HOUSE CUP COMPETITION House Cup 1. Moroney 2.

Annecy and Savio equal second

3. Collinson

Academic Shield 1. Moroney 2. Savio 3. Annecy 4. Collinson

Citizenship Shield 1. Moroney 2. Annecy 3. Savio 4. Collinson

Cultural Shield 1. Annecy 2. Savio 3. Moroney 4. Collinson

Sports Shield 1. Moroney 2. Collinson 3. Savio 4. Annecy

86

As a newcomer to the College in 2015, my exposure to the House Cup Competition has been quite an eye opener. I was struck immediately by the passion of the boys and staff, as preparations for the House Swimming Carnival were in full swing early in the term. All kinds of plans were being put into place, with senior boys encouraging and mentoring their younger house members and finding as many ways as they could to get an edge on the competition. The results in 2014 for the House Cup were very close, with Annecy getting over the line for first, while Savio House were very close behind. It was made very clear to me in my dealings with the boys in Savio House that they felt their year had come and they were ready to pinch the crown. With two of the three Sports shield events decided in Term 1 it was obvious it was going to be a close thing. While Annecy and Collinson were doing extremely well in winning events, it was Moroney House who, through some extraordinary organisation by staff and students, were winning the battle in the participation stakes. Numbers mean everything in these competitions, and by the time the Cross Country was run in Term 3, it was Moroney House that pulled away to win narrowly from Collinson and Savio.

The Cultural Shield is decided on points for college participation in events, as well as the House Debating competition. To be awarded points for your team towards this cup, boys must be seen to be proactive in getting involved in as many events as they can in the school’s calendar. It was terrific to see boys organising themselves to ensure that their house was represented in events. The Cultural Shield was won by Annecy by a small margin of only 15 points from Savio House. The Citizenship Shield encourages students to be outwardly positive in their approach to their work in class, their participation in fundraising and generating enthusiasm for the Community Day Cup. This shield is characterised by engendering a positive attitude to school. It was fabulous to see the boys take on the activities and fundraising so positively. The most points for this cup were awarded to Moroney House, with Annecy House in second place. Salesian College prides itself on its academic record. The boys and their teachers strive each year to bring the best out of themselves with the goal of achieving the best possible academic results. Points for the Academic Shield are awarded for the quality of academic work submitted throughout the year.

2015 Salesian College Annual


The winner of this year’s Academic Shield was Moroney House, with Savio in second place. The overall House Cup was awarded to Moroney House after a terrific year, winning three individual shields. Savio were in equal second place, with Annecy and Collinson in third. After such an impressive performance by Moroney House, it will take quite an effort by the other houses to take the cup in 2016, but as Moroney House proved in 2015, coming from 3rd place in 2014, anything is possible. My particular thanks to the Heads of Houses, Mr Peter Bermingham: Annecy, Ms Ashley Simon: Collinson, Mr Chris Ryan: Savio and, especially in 2015, Ms Marianne Marshall, Head of Moroney House, winner of the House Cup. Mr Brendan Douglas Assistant Principal Students

2015 Salesian College Annual

87


YEAR 12

2015 is in the rear-view, and the Year 12 group – esteemed and, er, brutal (in a good way!) have drifted off into the ether. While they are indeed gone, they do leave powerful legacies in disparate fields. Yes, this year level has a lot to be proud of. I would like to acknowledge the genuine and almost disarming friendliness of this year level. This has been especially evident in their interaction with the younger students. This year, it has been common to see many Year 12 boys playing soccer or four square with boys in the lower year levels, or even just

88

strolling around with them having a chat. In the noise and colour of the school day, these actions can get lost in the wash. They shouldn’t. The positive influence senior boys have had on the younger ones, helping to build confidence and foster connectedness to school, are magnificent actions. I believe this is the year level’s most potent legacy. This year level, in the main, also built good relationships with their teachers. They were indeed fond of a bit of banter, but knew when it was time to close up the conversation and get the work done. On

behalf of your teachers, we thank you for the levity you brought us through your love of banter. To quote, er, myself: “Thanks, guys.” This year level also has a proud legacy in the performing arts. Whether it be under the bright lights on stage, playing music or singing in the choir or rolling the sleeves up to move equipment around, these boys have helped raised the profile of the performing arts. This, again, is a powerful legacy. The vast majority of the boys have given consistent, honest

2015 Salesian College Annual


effort in their studies this year. This is a credit to them and their families. I congratulate all the boys who rigorously met the challenge of Year 12, especially those who worked when it was difficult, and gave more effort when their reserves had nearly expired. Aside from these clear totems of success, there were other great moments. I’ll fondly recall walking through the lower ‘M’ Corridor, copping abuse for another brutal Richmond loss. A bittersweet memory! I’ll never forget the boys laughing as I ran away - at full pace - from that spider

2015 Salesian College Annual

in Bermers’ eco class. And, of course, I’ll always remember our shared love of the word “brutal”! I’ll fondly remember the character of the boys. I’ll never forget having difficult conversations with some of the boys and then, maybe ten minutes after, seeing them and finding them being warm and friendly. I’ll never forget seeing boys improve in their decision-making, seeing them put in effort, seeing them become mature and kind young men.

These are great memories. I’ll be sure to hold them close. On behalf of the College community, I would like to congratulate the boys on a fantastic year. We wish you well in your future endeavours! Mr Chris Pye Year 12 Coordinator

89


YEAR 12 ORATORY CLASSES Oratory Class 12A Oratory Class 12D

Oratory Class 12F

It was a privilege to be the inaugural Oratory leader of 12A in 2015. Certainly, this group comprised an eclectic mix of characters, with diverse personalities and traits. I wasn’t always certain we would, but somehow we ‘made it’. Congratulations men, and best wishes for the future!

In 2015 I had great pleasure welcoming an impressive and enthusiastic group of Year 12 boys to 12D Oratory. They developed wonderfully during the year, and dealt with the ups and downs of their final year with good humour and determination. All the very best in 2016 and beyond!

12F has been a great group to work with. They are friendly and polite young men. I’ve enjoyed our wideranging discussions…and banter too. And thank you for telling me NBA scores when I’ve asked (begged) for them to not be mentioned. Cheers. All the best boys!

Mr Peter Bermingham

Mr Damian McAuliffe

Mr Chris Pye

Oratory Class 12B Oratory Class 12E

Oratory Class 12V

Oratory was never boring as the boys were such a quirky and interesting bunch, and we always had a bit of a laugh. Every time something needed to be done they were always willing to help, and were especially helpful in finishing many trays of brownies! Good luck with wherever you go in your lives. It’s been a pleasure to share this with you.

Far from the hustle, bustle and crowds of 12A-F, 12V was a more boutique operation. Successfully proving that a billion coins would not fit in M205, and that the second cart could be built much quicker than the first, these boys really had a need for speed. It was a terrific year with a great group of boys, and we wish them all the best.

Ms Phina Tran

Oratory Class 12C Year 12C was vibrant, active and welcoming when I assumed responsibility for the group. We had some great learning opportunities in our Oratory classes. Discussion surrounding marriage ended in debates about political leaders, what to do with Greece and the growing refugee problem. All this was possible while we enjoyed a brownie or two. I wish 12C every success in their future.

12E was an exceptional group of young men who were fun, generous and very respectful. There was great banter among the boys, and good friendships were cemented. Monthly birthday celebrations were a highlight, with time to share memories and yummy food. Throughout the year, 12E were extremely generous with their time and donations. I thank them for their kindness and support, and wish them all the best for the future.

Mr Drew Thomas

Mrs Marianne Marshall

Ms Rosa Salemme

90

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 12A

Antonino, Francesco

Binoy, Akhil

Borja, Naudrik

Botros, Micheal

Cave, Jordan

Chopra, Rimish

Dionissopoulos, Kostas

Garth, Dion

Haydari, Zia

Joseph Varghese, Jackson

Kannapiran Sairam, Dharaan

Kokkalis, Stefan

Koltsidas, Athan

Kumar, Alec

Mini Farfan, Gerald

Miranda, Julian

Perera, Suehan

Pezos, George

Prantalos, Thomas

Vargiu, Nicholas

Xu, Jimmy

Zhou, Tianyi

Mr Peter Bermingham

2015 Salesian College Annual

91


ORATORY 12B

Aljaber, Aziz

Andrews, Connor

Antonopoulos, Mark

Brooks, Keith

Cateaux, Michael

Cunningham, Stuart

Ernestine-Finette, Joshua

Fleming, Alexander

Hennessey, Matthew

Karisserickal, Bill

Kok, Tony

Malalasekera, Dishan

Manawadu, Poorna

Mawal, Matthew

Mihaloudakis, Jimmy

Mileti, John

Moldrich, Kyle

Newport, Laurence

Park, Jin Woo

Sao, Darra

Singh, Gurkaran

Torkar, Nathan

Tran, Kenneth

Versace, Alexander

Ms Phina Tran

92

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 12C

Collison, Taeylor

Kang, Brendon

Knight, Bailey

Lubin, Gabriel

Nguyen, Hieu

Perkins, Connor

Sang, Alexander

Savat, Peter

Sempio, Sam

Sezenias, Julian

Skapetis, Alexander

Smart, Danyon

Sos, Nathan

Subbiah, Daniel

Tate, Jackson

Tran, Andy

Tran, Joseph

Valles, John

Watson, Beau

Wickramaarachchi, Suran

Wijesinghe, Ruween

Wilmann, Joshua

Xylourgidis, Jonathan

Zimsen, Jayden

Ms Nadia Knight

2015 Salesian College Annual

93


ORATORY 12D

Duong, Dien

Milonas, Elia

Misajon, Albert

Munyanyiwa, Tapiwanashe

Nalbant, Anthony

Nanfra, Christopher

Narayan, Jashneel

Nelson, Selaka

Ng, Yung, Kiat, Dylan

Nguy, Andy

Nguyen, Andy

Nguyen, Michael

Papanikolaou, Andrew

Parissi, Anthony

Patterson, Hamish

Pereira, Daniel

Perera, Dylan

Phylactou, Demos

Raluwage, Thimesh

Rodrigo, Brendon

Rodrigo, Ralph

Rozario, Derwen

Ruys, Simon

Talarico, Madison

Mr Damian McAuliffe

94

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 12E

Bowes, Dominic

Burrows, Crofton

Campitelli, Koji

Catalano, Alex

Chiaravalle, Joshua

D’Cruz, Dion

Deegodaliyanage, Anjana

Dritsas, Athan

Ellis, James

Elpitiya, Badalge, Shehan

Gianakoudakis, Geordan

Hatzinicolaou, James

Hemantharaju, Sathvik

Henderson, Casey

Hensman, Callum

Holt, Aaron

Johnston, Luke

Kularatne, Nimesh

Lean, Josh

Lin, Jay

Madden, Benjamin

Mascaro, Luis

Masocco, Alex

Sawan, Marcus

Mrs Marianne Marshall

2015 Salesian College Annual

95


ORATORY 12F

Adrien, Patrick

Akritidis, Christos

Almeida, Johnathan

Arnold, Alex

Atallah, Patrick

Bandalan, Anthony

Barrett, Max

Brink, Jesse

Casey, Jack

Chau, Matthew

Childs, Samuel

Clarke, Michael

Daniels, Jack

De La Motte, Aidan

Fernando, Jevon

Grewal, Sukhmeet

Holding, Mitch

Hong, Brian

Hurst, James

Kelly, Andrew

Kouvelis, Dean

Libera, Ashwin Frank

Madan, Monaal

Triafylos, George

Mr Chris Pye

96

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 12V

Conway, Robert

Heaphy, Dominic

Jeffery, Luke

Muscara, Daniel

Philip, Jo, Mathai

Trinh, Jeremy

Mr Drew Thomas

2015 Salesian College Annual

97


YEAR 11

Year 11 has been a fairly quiet year in terms of events, but ‘quiet’ is not a word I would use to describe the Year 11 cohort. For me, this year has been all about getting to know more than 130 boys, and discovering that they have a lot of personality, aren’t afraid to speak their minds, and they love a bit of banter. I can recall many occasions throughout the year where I have shared a laugh with these boys (usually with them being on the receiving end of my razor-sharp wit and excellent comic timing!). Jokes aside, they were clearly the funniest year level in the school, and I’m pretty sure they will take this title into 2016. The boys’ debut into VCE has been a successful one, with boys juggling numerous SACs and extra-curricular activities, and some even completing their first Unit 3/4 exams. I have also seen first-hand the many talents that are sometimes hidden amongst the Year 11 group. As a year group, we have had a chance to see talented musicians and film-makers, and to hear about the achievements of gifted sportsmen and humanitarians. Whilst the boys are not usually described as quiet, they can be fairly reserved when it comes to revealing their areas of expertise. I have been privileged to get a glimpse into some of the

98

achievements these boys have made so far. This year I have also been amazed by the talent of the boys completing VCAL, particularly their pizza oven project. The numerous hours spent planning, re-planning, designing, buying, shifting and constructing have resulted in an attractive and functional pizza oven which will be appreciated for many years to come. I know that whenever I see it, I am reminded of the team of boys in their high-vis gear, labouring together to leave their legacy on the Salesian landscape. The pizzas they turned out from the oven were also pretty delicious, and judging by the long queue for them on opening day, I wasn’t the only one who thought so. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Oratory leaders who worked so closely with the Year 11 students and guided them along their journey: Ms Caitlyn Jarrett, Ms Rachel Ivey, Mr Brendan Douglas, Mr Stephen Sellwood and Ms Reema Lok, and all the other staff who have taught ‘my guys’ this year. Whilst I will not miss kicking boys out of the corridor practically every day, or wondering who dropped half their sandwich on the floor for the third time in a week (even though I’m pretty sure I know the culprit), I will miss walking

down the F corridor and hearing some witticism or even a salutation using an infrequently-used nickname thrown in my direction. However, I know that the boys will probably pick up where they left off on day one of 2016, just in a different corridor, and I look forward to that. I also look forward to great things from the Class of 2016, and I am sure they will not disappoint. Watch this space. Congratulations on the year gone by, boys, and all the best for your final year! Mrs Rhea Beurs Year 11 Coordinator

“As a year group, we have had a chance to see talented musicians and film-makers, and to hear about the achievements of gifted sportsmen and humanitarians.” 2015 Salesian College Annual


2015 Salesian College Annual

99


YEAR 11 ORATORY CLASSES Oratory Class 11A Oratory Class 11C Oratory Class 11E In 11A this year there were some real characters. They rallied together to support the various fundraisers, and were able to support each other through the stressful exam times. It was an absolute pleasure to be the Oratory leader for 11A, and I wish them all the best for Year 12 in 2016. Ms Caitlyn Jarrett

Oratory Class 11B The boys of 11B were certainly a talented group of individuals: musicians, academics, artists, film directors, dancers, even a famous basketballer…well, not that famous. The 11B boys definitely enjoyed a bit of banter and weren’t afraid to speak their minds. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to get to know these young men and to share lots of laughs with them. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for each of them.

11C were thoughtful, intelligent and successful throughout 2015. They learnt how to be their best selves, whether it was through the ‘planking’ competition or what it meant to be a good man in the 21st century. It has been a pleasure teaching you all, and I wish you all the best in Year 12. Miss Rachel Ivey

Oratory Class 11D My first impressions of 11D were of a bunch of high spirited boys whose warm hearted manner was particularly pleasing. Oratory sessions throughout the year were always fun, entertaining and enjoyable. On the cusp of their final year of schooling I am sure that the boys will do their family, their school and themselves proud. All the best, lads.

It was a pleasure being the oratory leader to 11E in 2015. They were generally a quiet and always polite group of boys who involved themselves in many aspects of College life, and enjoyed each other’s company during all lessons. I would like to wish them all the best for Year 12 in 2016. Mr Stephen Sellwood

Oratory Class 11V 2015 was a year of exciting times! In the year that we spent together we were able to build upon our relationships within the class by completing activities together, such as making handmade Bath Bombs for Mothers’ Day. We also spent an exciting day out together at Bounce in Term Three. I wish you all the best in the future. Miss Reema Lok

Mr Brendan Douglas

Mrs Rhea Beurs

100

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 11A

Andrea, Michael

Andrejic, Nicholas

Bloomer, Finn

Chiem, Lenny

Dave, Kirtan

Dell’Arciprete, Massimo

Fairnie, Jack

Furfaro, Jeremy

Ioannou, Jake

La Brooy, Marque

Lambrou, Jai

Mohammadi, Javid

Navaratnarajah, Jonathan

Ngo, Danny

Nguyen, Tom

Perera, Vivek

Saravanapavaan, Edwin

Te, Anthony

Tith, Tim

Tran, Thanh

Tsiros, Thomas

Waqanisau, Josefate

Zhu, Jack

Ms Caitlyn Jarrett

2015 Salesian College Annual

101


ORATORY 11B

Abuawad, Oliver

Aquino, Jonnel

Bennys, Albin

Braham, Matthew

Brambleby, Dylan

Carron, Luke

De Alwis, Tharusha

De La Sota, Ashley

Dean, Nicholas

Fouad, John

Gundry, Ben

Huynh, Tommy

Kingston, Todd

Kolar, Jack

Latu, Jacob

Luong, David

Meguerditchian, Taniel

Paramesh, Sacheen

Pawar, Kishon

Pharoe, Delarno

Ramesh Kumar, Akash

Roberts, James

Staffieri, Christopher

Thomas, Jojo

Mrs Rhea Beurs

102

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 11C

Brown, Jayden

Chand, Sandeep

Crouch, Noel

Galluccio, Joseph

Inglis, Thomas

Jomy, Alvin

Kahawatte, Vishal

Le, Alex

Li, Andy

Morris, Harry

Navaratne, Gayashan

Nguyen, Alan

Pham, Dominic

Rajakumar, Rachith

Ramesh, Rangithkumar

Recce, Adriano

Soares, Kevin

To, Sammy

Turnbull, Jackson

Vuong, John

Wijayakumara, Ashley

Wijewardana, Sasi

Zhu, Paul

Miss Rachel Ivey

2015 Salesian College Annual

103


ORATORY 11D

Abeyratne, Rajul

Alevizos, Christopher

Ambawatta, Deeshan

Anandeswaran, Mithiran

Andrews, Thomas

Antonucci, Nathan

Billing, Charlie

Bueno, Pocholo

Ciccotosto, Stefano

Cousseris, George

Dell’Arciprete, Jake

Dikranian, Joseph

Falla, Jesse

Hasan, Kyle

Jackson, Ben

Li, Max

McGuinness, Andrew

Morrey, James

Patterson, Sean

Perera, Maynard

Scott, Patrick

Silva, Madukapriya

Wee, James

Wong, Jimmy

Mr Brendan Douglas

104

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 11E

Allas, Zachary

Bisas, Jack

Bywaters, Arjay

De Blasis, Daniel

Dong, Andrew

Esposito, James

Forster, Liam

Genovese, Larry

Kakkos, Vincent

Knight, Josh

Kulikovskis, Carter

Min Fa, Fabrice

Minopoli, Simon

Nixon, Jamie

Romios, Christos

Seneviratne, Jeremy

Sexton, Luke

Stevens, Nicholas

Sunny, Alexander

Te, Michael

Triantafyllou, Ilias

Urban, Marc

Van Dyke, Spencer

Viegas, Bryan

Mr Stephen Sellwood

2015 Salesian College Annual

105


ORATORY 11V

Crugnale, Luc

Dell’Arciprete, Adam

Galluccio, Charles

Indovino, Josef

Kee, Samuel

La Riccia, Alex

Maglio, Charlie

Montague, Matthew

Morgan, Jordan

Ngo, Dinh

Nikitas, Leftere

O’Malley, Kevin

Scalise, Bruno

Tran, Jack

Tran, Van

Miss Reema Lok

Mrs Mary Stoforidis

106

2015 Salesian College Annual


2015 Salesian College Annual

107


YEAR 10

The Year 10 students of 2015 settled themselves well into the Bosco campus. Throughout 2015 students in Year 10 have been involved in a variety of activities. Some of the activities include VCE subject selections, Futures Week, ballroom dancing, ACC sports and debating. The group has adapted well and will develop into a successful VCE group in 2016. This year has shown students the importance of balancing school work with other aspects of their individual lives. Academically, the students have applied themselves well, stepping up and taking on the challenges that come with being a Year 10 student. They have set their goals and taken pride in their work along their journey throughout 2015. In Year 10 we pride ourselves on helping students to develop positive self-esteem, confidence and independence. The extent to which the students have been able to achieve this became evident during ballroom dancing practice during Term 3. Several students were very apprehensive to begin with, some even begging to be allowed to do school work during these practice sessions. However, once they overcame the hurdle of the first session, they participated with great enthusiasm. Finally, on 9 September 2015, the students and teachers

108

had a ball in every sense of the word. Aside from the Year 10 curriculum subjects, quite a few students completed at least one or two VCE subjects. Outside of the classroom many students challenged themselves academically, by involving themselves in debating, mathematics and science competitions. They also had the opportunity to participate in various excursions and to listen to visiting speakers. The Year 10 Oratory program enables students to develop both socially and spiritually. The regular Oratory classes enabled students to reflect on the direction their life is taking, and gave them an opportunity to put this into perspective with other important factors in their lives, such as family, school and community. Another highlight for the Year 10 boys was the ACC sport, which many took part in. There were a variety of opportunities for them to play, such as cricket, soccer, football, tennis, badminton, basketball and chess. Even though Salesian College didn’t win every game, the boys still represented the College well, and took pride in themselves and their achievements whilst participating in ACC sports. As the Year draws to a close it is important that we acknowledge the various people who have made this a memorable Year, firstly, the students who have

contributed well to the life at Salesian College, the Oratory teachers who have daily contact with the students on a pastoral care basis, and the subject teachers who spend hours in preparation and correction.Thank you to the parents who have supported their sons and the College in trying to develop the potential of students. As the Year 10 co-ordinator, I wish all the students the very best over the school holidays, and I am looking forward to working with all the boys and their parents in 2016! Mr Ron Lok Year 10 Coordinator

2015 Salesian College Annual


2015 Salesian College Annual

109


YEAR 10 ORATORY CLASSES Oratory Class 10A It’s been a fantastic year with 10A. These boys were intelligent, extremely respectful and, most important of all, they had a good sense of humour! As a class, friendships were formed, outcomes were achieved and laughs were shared. I would like to thank the boys for their efforts during fundraising activities throughout the year and the generous spirit shown. Boys, well done and good luck to you all in the future! Mr Noel McGarry

Oratory Class 10B The class of 10B was a fabulous collection of boys, ranging from the quiet and diligent to the loud and not so organised. We had running away days and completed lots of work, but most of all our Oratory was filled with laughter and genuine enjoyment. I wish the boys all the best for their futures. Ms Donna Paatsch

Oratory Class 10C What a lively bunch this group was - a range of personalities and dynamics all in one room, and it ended up being wonderful. Between lots of laughs, RE and personal development lessons, we also managed the occasional basketball match,

110

Pictionary competitions and shared pizza and fish and chip lunches. A great group of boys who are wished the very best as they embark upon their VCE studies. Mr Chris Ellison

Oratory Class 10D To all the students of 10D Oratory, congratulations on making it through the year successfully. You were all quiet and polite young men who have involved yourselves in all aspects of College life. Best wishes to you all, thank you for a great year, and see you all in 2016! Mr Ron Lok

Oratory Class 10E Each individual member of 10E is a “top bloke”. Some of our highlights included looking for spelling and grammatical errors, while making just as many ourselves in our portfolios. We loved completing worksheets and considering the big questions such as in our decision making unit, is it more important to play in a squash final or go to a Christmas party? More importantly, we grew emotionally as young men learning some key life lessons, the key lessons being to “be nice” and to be careful what we say as “it could ruin someone’s day”.

Oratory Class 10F 10F adapted to the challenges of Year 10 in a very positive manner. There was the obvious challenge of no longer being in Homeroom groups, but this change and the change to senior school were handled with a positive spirit. As the year progressed, there was never a dull moment in 10F, and we soon developed a strong and cohesive collective identity. Mr Ray Sestito

Oratory Class 10P The 2015 PreCAL boys were an energetic group of applied learners. Their confidence and strength shone through and they achieved many successes, in particular, their Garden Renovation Project! The boys transformed a once neglected area of our school into a beautiful learning space. I am very proud of all that the boys have achieved this year! Ms Paula Hanley

Mr Nick Shaw

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 10A

Accadia, James

Avila, Wesley

Chuykov, Misha

Davey, Calvin

Hagen-Mujica, Karl-Heinz

Baras, Kevin

Bernardo, Lukas

Chan, Timothy

Dionissopoulos, Peter

Everett, Mayo

Felipe, Ian

Ha, Roland

Jiang, Jason

Kim, Jimin

Kumar, Sachin

Lai, Nicholas

Lek, Brandon

Lov, Patrick

Naidoo, Yastheel

Nguyen Vo Bao, Minh

Pallage, Kanchana

Shakya, Sushant

Tan, Justin

Yuan, Yichao

Zhao, Mike

Mr Noel McGarry

2015 Salesian College Annual

Bandara, Dineth

111


ORATORY 10B

Arvanitis, Theo

Balapitiya, Kevin

Chhen, Joshua

Collins, Lindsay

Gioulekas, Nicholas

Goodwill, Dylan

Hennessey, Charles

Hung, Jacky

Ishak, Anthony

Jones, Nathaniel

Katheesan, Athiesh

Koltsidas, George

Kuah, Jacky

Lee, Daniel

Montera, Hans

Nguyen, Tommy

Palavras, Ross

Pedersen Cook, Ziggy

Perera, Monolith

Pham, Peter

Tan, Daniel

Tat, Kevin

Thampy, Tibin

Tsakistaras, Nicholas

Vo, Vince

Ms Donna Paatsch

112

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 10C

Atherinos, Anthony

Cooray, Roshane

Fonseca, Luke

Gonzalez Jara, Matt

Hema, Dylan

Huynh, Alan

Magee, Lachlan

Martinelli, Cristian

Michael, Denny

Michailidis, William

Munaweera, Rasindu

Nanfra, Alex

Newstead, Thomas

Perera, Jehan

Pletsias, Gregory

Puveendran, Kylen

Sanqui, Ashley

Santa Maria, Jack

Smirneos, James

Stamatis, Christopher

To, Brendon

Valadon, Kyle

Wales, Brendan

Wilson, Thomas

Zoel, Nicholas

Mr Kim Beurs

Mr Chris Ellison

2015 Salesian College Annual

113


ORATORY 10D

Aljaber, Kareem

Angeloudas, Stephen

Caminos, Dillon

Cerda, Nicolas

Charles, Steven

Colgrave, Fraser

Condovrakis, Lukas

Dritsas, Dean

Fernando, Brian

Georgaklis, Matthew

Gomez, Paolo

Hatt, Christian

Herrera, Felipe

Jansz, Corey

Kakkos, Adam

Liu, Kevin

Malbas, Melvin

Ng, Nathan

Ogutu Tom, Junior

Panagiotou, Evan

Park, Lachlan

Rajkowski, Oscar

Robertson, Jack

Sio, Peter

Thomopoulos, Vasili

Mr Ron Lok

114

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 10E

Athanasius, Zale

Billias, Yianni

Casserly, James

Cayetano, Joshua

Corrie, Matthew

Deo, Akash

Di Cioccio, Benjamin

Donovan, Min

Ekonomopoulos, George

Gatkouth, Kiir

Hariharan, Karan

Kraloglou, Steven

La’Brooy, Liam

Mascaro, Stefano

Mitropoulos, Dean

Perera, Dylan

Richter, Kurt

Roach, Kieran

Skoutas, Sebastian

Tan, Erik

Theoharous, Christian

Thuraisamy, Sayan

Tran, Bo

Tran, Jason

Vargiu, Adrian

Mr Nick Shaw

2015 Salesian College Annual

115


ORATORY 10F

Abbott, Michael

Belmuda, Santino

Bernadas, Mark

Brew, Michael

Bryant, Morgan

Datsopoulos, Achilles

De La Motte, Keyan

Dixon, Wilson

Girish, Arjun

Hardiman, Lachie

Kashyap, Kartik

Kellett, Lucas

Lim, Robert

Nipps, Aaron

Ollerenshaw, Damon

Pamouktsis, Peter

Quach, Alexander

Ralogaivau, Anthony

Russo, Julian

Senanayake, Kojitha

Taing, Alan

Tighello, James

Tonta, Mitchell

Wee, Timothy

Yan, Shi

Mr Ray Sestito

116

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 10P

Cardaci, Joseph

Chen, Fred

Clarke, Harley

D’Rozario, Michael

Fatouros, Terence

McCarthy, Justin

McPhee, Griffin

Pearce, Ryan

Plackal, Emil

Sands, Stephan

Standish, Eddie

Tikellis, Stefan

Tran, Thomas

Lucky, Sabastian

Zomaya, Joshua

Ms Paula Hanley

2015 Salesian College Annual

117


YEAR 9

Year 9 for 2015 began with a buzz and a sense of anticipation as the boys moved in to the Mannix Campus. Term One was packed full, with boys taking part in masses, assemblies and various sporting events. The term also provided the boys with their first opportunity to experience Bosco Day as the Talents, Teams and Challenges kicked off. This saw the boys taking part in various challenges, including rock climbing, hiking, bike riding, self-defence and much more. Year 9 camp was also a major part of Term One, with the boys heading off for a four day experience to various parts of Victoria. They attempted a range of activities, including canoeing, raft building, hiking, mountain biking, orienteering, surfing and much more. Camp challenged all boys at various levels and offered a range of new experiences for everyone. The beginning of Term Two saw the start of the ACC competitions for football and soccer. The Year 9 football team went through the season only losing one game, and went on to win the premiership, defeating Whitefriars College in the final by 8 goals. Congratulations to all members of the football team. Term Two also gave the boys a chance to take part in the Year 9 Futures Day, which helped the boys to start considering subject selections and options for VCE and beyond. Retreat was another exciting and memorable

118

day during Term Two. Boys were able to reflect on their own experiences as well as getting to know their peers on a different level. Term Two finished with the boys completing their Semester One exams in the areas of English, Maths, Science and History and then jumping straight into their Semester Two studies. Term Three was another busy one for the Year 9 boys, who completed the ‘Be the Hero Program’ which focuses on respectful relationships. The lessons learnt during this program will hopefully continue to have an impact on the boys long after their time at Salesian College. The Bosco program also kicked into full gear during Term Three. It gave Urbanism students a chance to experience Melbourne, with trips to Williamstown, the CBD, Oakleigh and Richmond. The Urbanism Unit culminated with the running of the Great Transport Challenge, which gives the boys a chance to race around the city trying to complete various tasks along the way. Boys doing the Environment Unit completed orienteering at Cardinia Reservoir, a hike at Dromana National Park as well as visiting Hampton Beach. The boys also competed in the House Cross Country during Term Three, as well as visiting the Shrine of Remembrance as a part of the History curriculum. Term Three finished with Community Week, in which the boys helped raise money for Salesian missions.

In the blink of an eye it was Term Four, and the boys’ journey at the Mannix Campus was coming to an end. During Term Four each Oratory class put together Christmas hampers, providing joy to people who are less fortunate. They also spent time reflecting by taking part in a Remembrance Day service. Semester Two exams came around quickly, and the boys finished the year with various celebrations, enjoying their final days at the Mannix Campus. On a personal note I would like to say an enormous thankyou to all the teachers at the Mannix Campus. To Nick Kearney, Steve Grcic, Andrew Schillaci, Ashley Simon, Nick Filippis, Tara Kimstra, Daniel Campisano, Amanda Jarrett and Katia Mimikos, thank you for all your hard work and support throughout the year. Working with such a wonderful team has been an absolute joy, and I commend you on a job well done. Finally, to the boys of the Mannix Campus for 2015, thank you for all the good times, the challenging times and everything in between. Look forward now with anticipation as your senior years at the College await you. Never forget to reflect and look back on what you have learnt, the friendships you have gained and the wonderful experiences you have had. All the best for 2016 and beyond. Mr Steven Loonstra Year 9 Coordinator 2015 Salesian College Annual


2015 Salesian College Annual

119


YEAR 9 ORATORY CLASSES Oratory Class 9A

Oratory Class 9D

Oratory Class 9F

This year I had the pleasure of teaching 9A, who are a terrific group of young men. Our oratory class shared many laughs together along the way, which made for a fun and friendly learning environment. I wish you all the best for the future and I look forward to following your future achievements.

9D in 2015 has been full of vibrant and lively young men who have made the most of their time here at the Mannix Campus. Bosco Days have enabled each boy to develop and demonstrate his strengths and talents, and it has been a great pleasure watching this. I wish all the boys the best in the senior years at the college and in the future.

Rarely has a finer class of students graced the hallowed halls of Mannix. Euphoric of spirit and cheerful in song – so measured in temperament, one could not help but get along! Generous in their giving, always willing to lend a hand, stupendous in their accomplishments, all oh so very grande!

Mr Daniel Campisano

Oratory Class 9B 2015 has been a year of opportunity for the boys of 9B, with all boys involving themselves in the cocurricular activities the College has to offer. It has been a wonderful year of growth and maturity for the boys, and I wish them much success in their senior years at Salesian College. Mr Nick Kearney

Oratory Class 9C 9C was filled with an array of characters, led by Mr Grcic. As the year progressed, Miss Jarrett took the reins. The men shared a lot of laughs, and new friendships were made. I wish all the boys the best in the future as they move back to the Bosco campus.

Miss Tara Kimstra

Oratory Class 9E When I first stepped into the class of 9E 2015 I was met with such a great range of individuals. It has been an absolute pleasure to get to know each one of the boys, and to help them along their Year 9 journey at Mannix. 9E adopted challenges with a positive outlook. It has been a year of laughter, learning and personal growth, which I hope will endure through the remainder of their time at Salesian College and for the rest of their lives.

Mr Nick Filippis  

Oratory Class 9G What a vivacious group of young men! 9G consisted of twenty-six students with a wide cross section of cultural and learning backgrounds. The group started as quiet achievers, and ended their year being known by their teachers for their outlandish personalities and crazy sense of humour! We had many laughs and genuinely enjoyed each other’s company. A truly memorable year. Thanks boys. Miss Ashley Simon

Mr Andrew Schillaci

Miss Amanda Jarrett

120

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 9A

Amendola, Michael

Bong, Jonathan

Calaoagan Carl, Daniel

Charbine, Elio

Collier, Riley

Fernando, Theekshana

Gakis, Athan

Gordon, Kyle

Hayes, William

Kapaklis, George

Kelly, Stephen

Kosmopoulos, James

Lee, Patrick

Leigh, Alexander

Mahony, Ryan

Marchese, Daniel

Milic, Hugo

Palma, Luca

Perera, Ashintha

Perrella, Daniel

Petrov, Luka

Plackal, Leon

Sexton, Ben

Stewart, Jack

To, Willie

Wong, Anthony

van Langenberg, Ethan

Mr Daniel Campisano

2015 Salesian College Annual

121


ORATORY 9B

Abraham, Kris

Andrews, Ethan

Bisas, Sam

Bottalico, Anton

Chacko, Derric

Chan, Benedict

Chronopoulos, John

Chu Chung Chuck, Emmanuel

Fernando, Joshua

Gudzoski, Robert

Jayadi, Kevin

Jayalathge, Sadeepa

Khalil, Ayden

Lam, Robert

Linden, Mark

Liu, Wing, Ki

Nadonza, Adrian

Perera, Purna

Phung, Anthony

Phung, Jamie

Pujar, Sohan

Ranathunga, Shashi

Swaris, Blake

Thomopoulos, Lefteri

Triskelidis, George

Weragoda, Imalsa

Yip, Alex

Mr Nick Kearney

122

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 9C

Barritt, Fionn

Box, Jose

Calaoagan Mike, Gabriel

Chea, Roung

Chuol, Jimmy

Diamantopoulos, Liam

Fazio, Anthony

Galluccio, Anthony

George, Raymond

Gunasekara, Pravinda

Irugalbandara, Akesh

Ji, Jerry

Lim, Steven

Lo Rosso, Samuel

Ly, Steven

Michailidis, Kristian

Navaratnarajah, Darren

Pappas, Nicolas

Patterson, Joshua

Perera, Maneth

Piccolo, Max

Posselt, Max

Sarhan, Adam

Truong, David

Absent on day of photo: Miss Amanda Jarrett

Usoof, Shamil

2015 Salesian College Annual

Valiakas, Stace

Withers, Conor

Mr Steven Grcic

123


ORATORY 9D

Cassar, Lachlan

Cook, Gabriel

Daluwatte, Sakuna

Dinh, Brian

Esposito, Patrick

Fernando, Sheneth

Fleming, Andy

Georgoudis, Luke

Ginige, Mihiran

Karaliolios, Athan

La Brooy, Matthew

Macaluso, Lucas

Mahony, Adam

Mamotte, Xavier

Meedin, Joshua

Morgan, Callum

Nagle, Geordie

Nathaniel, Nicholas

Quinn, Liam

Rattray, Zachary

Sirait, Anthony

Tate, Harrison

Tennyson, Brian

Toward, Nathan

Vanderputt, Zach

Vir, Ishan

Xylourgidis, Paul

Miss Tara Kimstra

124

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 9E

Akritidis, Alexander

Basile, Anthony

Billias, George

Chhen, Jamie

Colley, Owen

Cooper, Jake

Cotsis, Bailey

Fairnie, Max

Kor, Zak

Le Tin, Trung

Liebenberg, Hanno

McGain, Liam

Murrian, Nathan

Nadadur, Karthik

Ong, Jordan

Pansino, Christian

Perri, Max

Privitera, Regan

Rees, Joshua

Roberton, Lachie

Rodrigues, Dhiren

Tanudjaja, Patrick

Thiep, Thiep

Vo, Alex

Vu, Tony

Wang, Alan

Zuniga, Miguel

Mr Andrew Schillaci

2015 Salesian College Annual

125


ORATORY 9F

Almeida, Ushan

Annand, Julian

Baselyous, Rodney

Childs, Ethan

De Zilwa, Steven

Facchino, Marcus

Grosso, Michael

Hatt, Liam

Hema, Jed

Hogan, Spencer

Kakavoulis, Kosta

Kasimis, Thierry

Kastanas, Steven

Lai, Lawrence

Macdonald, Michael

Mathew, Abin

McLennan, Rhiley

Mejia, Bailey

Narayan, Ritvik

Nea, Roger

Perkins, Eamon

Pradeep, Antony

Ramachandran, Nicholas

Wickramaarachchi, Uvindu

Wilmann, Louis

Ms Katia Mimikos

Mr Nick Filippis

126

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 9G

Baldwin, Tristen

Bell, Ronan

Chand, Rohan

Chau, Arthur

Dell’Aquila, James

Dharmaratne, Rayesh

Dickinson, Craig

Drakopoulos, Billy

Firfilionis, Steve

Henderson, Anthony

Ho, Oscar

Kaka, Raul

Loo, Dylan

Luu, Richardson

Manual, Joseph

Meedeniyalage, Ravidu

Neofit, Michael

Ng, Jason

Papathanasiou, Paul

Pirie, Tyson

Simas, Aaron

Soa, Aaron

Stannard, Nickey

Stanton, Tom

Yoshawirja, Ian

Zulli, Anthony

Miss Ashley Simon

2015 Salesian College Annual

127


YEAR 8

The year started with the usual hustle and bustle and questions. How many more forms do I have to bring back? When will I get my new laptop? Who’s in which Oratory? Which electives do I have again? Where’s my room? Where are my friends and who are my teachers? Year Level and Whole College assemblies, Opening Mass, School photos, House Swimming Carnival, athletics trials, House Athletics, and that’s in the first four weeks of being here. There was even some time for classwork and homework. Throughout the year there were a myriad of activities that we had the opportunity to get involved in. ACC Sport, Arts and Technology Exhibition, Expo Night, Mothers’/Fathers’ Day Masses and Breakfast, Public Speaking, Debating, Chess Club, Connections Group, College Production, Music Concerts, Book Week, Science Week, LOTE Week and Community Week, just to name a few. But a couple of special Year 8 experiences would have to be Medieval Day and the Retreat/Camp at Phillip Island. Medieval Day brings what we’ve learnt in the classroom alive. Whether it be listening to how punishments were given in the olden days, trying on armour, completing our own Heraldry shield, shooting an arrow, juggling or being fitted out with sword and

128

shield to take on a knight, it was a really entertaining ‘hands on’ day. Retreat is a special experience in itself. It’s a great time to socialise with our friends and with staff in a more informal setting. The activities and venue are great. The rooms, equipment and food are all first class. Everyone has the opportunity to have a go at everything. As I pointed out to the boys before we left, a number of the activities are challenging, but as long as you’re prepared to challenge yourself you may actually surprise yourself and even enjoy it. But the main purpose of the retreat is the bonding and learning we undertake, including the learning of how Don Bosco helped others, our reflections on how we engage with ourselves, our friends, our school and, most importantly, our families. The letter receiving and writing still surprises me. 130 plus boys, all in one room and for a good 20 minutes there literally isn’t a

sound. Boys reading, taking it in and then writing back to the people they care about the most. On behalf of all Year 8 students I’d like to thank all the teachers who have persisted, motivated, encouraged and taught the boys, especially the Orators: Miss Barcellona 8A, Miss Richardson 8B, Ms Gallant 8C, Ms Tsiavis 8D and Mr Ryan 8E. Thank you so very much. Also a special mention goes to Miss Richardson for taking the reins when I was in Queensland for three weeks with the Music Tour and Middle Years Conference (a tough gig, but someone had to do it). I wish each and every one of you all the very best in what should be an exciting and rewarding experience at Mannix. I’ll admit I’m a bit of a ‘tekkie’ fan, but the notion of living long and prospering is one that I hope you’ll aspire to and will become a reality in your future years. Mr Steven Beckham Year 8 Level Co-ordinator

2015 Salesian College Annual


2015 Salesian College Annual

129


YEAR 8 ORATORY CLASSES Oratory Class 8A

Oratory Class 8C

Oratory Class 8E

As Year 8 students we learnt very quickly how to behave or we would cop the wrath of Mr Beckham. Dimitri, Flynn, Bo and Athan were elected Class and Class-Vice Captains. What a great job they did!

8C were a wonderful group full of playful characters. The highlight for the year was the Year 8 Retreat at Phillip Island, with the boys taking away many great memories, overcoming their fears (especially heights!) and building on their close friendships. 8C are ready and excited to embark on a new adventure in Year 9.

What a year we had in 8E! There was never a dull moment, with so many characters and personalities coming together to create a cohesive and spirited group. It has been an absolute pleasure to mentor this group of winning sportsmen, incredible musicians, amazing artists and impressive academics. The boys of 8E have grown into a group of enthusiastic young men in preparation for their time over the bridge! Enjoy your Year 9 experience boys!

The highlight of the year was going to Phillip Island for our Retreat/Camp. What a great time! During the year we had lots of broken bones, many blood noses and lots of tissues were used. 2015 was fun and full of memorable times. Thank you to all our teachers, especially Miss Barcellona for putting up with us all. Dimitri, Flynn, Bo and Athan

Oratory Class 8B 8B was full of talent and personality in 2015. The boys did an amazing job supporting and encouraging each other on retreat, from successfully attempting every challenge placed in front of them to the removal of sand from their shoes after the beach walk. A wonderful group of young men who were at their happiest with either a chess board or a basketball in hand.

Miss Elissa Galante

Oratory Class 8D 8D were a group of energetic young men who filled the classroom with laughter, hard work, dedication and, of course, chatter. This group bonded greatly on the Year 8 Camp at Phillip Island, especially through their unity in coercing me to go on the giant swing. A very special mention goes to Nicholas Thomas, Massimo Cappiello, Antonio Naidoo and Raymond Cordeiro, who were our wonderful class representatives for the year. All the best for Year 9!

Mr Chris Ryan

Miss Alexandra Tsiavis

Miss Alicia Richardson

130

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 8A

Adamopoulos, Dimitri

Allen, Dean

Angeloudas, Jeremy

Balderanos, Nicholas

Brown, Caleb

Casey, Edan

Chiem, Winston

De, Silva, Bo

Gashi, Manny

Goodwill, Matthew

Kennedy, Matthew

Kiggundu, Daniel

Kyritsis, Triantos

Nichols, Christopher

Norton, Jack

Powderly, Rama

Romios, Athan

Rupesinghe, Ryan

Salvini, Flynn

Santa Maria, Benjamin

Sequeira, Josh

Shin, Biot

Sievers, Jack

Tighello, Matthew

Varkatzos, Nicholas

Yaing, Anthony

Miss Melina Barcellona

2015 Salesian College Annual

131


ORATORY 8B

Aggarwal, Saksham

Amarendra, Naveen

Avila, John

Bellamkonda, Tanmai

Beltran, Christopher

Cefai, Joseph

Ciccotosto, Patrick

Galluccio, Lochlan

Gordon, Jaylen

Gunaratne, Menuka

Hoang, Tim

Hour, Ken

Kanagarajah Akhilash, Dever

Lay, Alen

Lee, Brian

Li, Jed

Mouropoulos, George

Nielsen, Christopher

Quach, Thang

Singh, Baldeep

Taing, Alex

Tennyson, Regan

Tran, Theo

Valanki, Rohit

Vanderhorst, Sam

Weerasinghe, Linuka

Miss Alica Richardson

132

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 8C

Adams, Frank

Adihetty, Ashvin

Capomolla, Daniel

Consolmagno, Joshua

Dirckze, William

Faoa, Sebastian

Florentzou, Jonathan

Gatto, Dylan

Ho, Matthew

Indovino, Joshua

Kanaris, Dean

Leigh, James

Lentini, Jordan

Magee, Callum

Maglio, Luke

McNamara, Cooper

Muscara, Jason

Newport, Seaton

Pham, Richard

Shea, Harry

Srikanthan Skanda, Kumar

Tikellis, George

Triantafyllou, Michael

Veerasingham, Joe

Wales, Cameron

Watt, Alexander

Wilkins-Byrd, Harrison

Miss Elissa Galante

2015 Salesian College Annual

133


ORATORY 8D

Abeywickrema, Tihan

Angeloudas, Nicholas

Cappiello, Massimo

Chea, Robin

Coetsee, Morgan

Cordeiro, Raymond

D’Souza, Luke

Dattari, Gino

Dennis, Sam

Fell, Alexander

Giannopoulos, Dion

Gibson, Olley

Jackson, Joshua

Jiang, Leon

Kong, Adrian

Lam, Raymond

Lam, Russell

Lee, James

Naidoo, Antonio

Nguyen, James

Paynter Sanjurjo, Jack

Ravi, Vinay

Steiner, Mark

Sutherland, Austin

Thomas, Nicholas

Tran, Simon

Yuan, Liam

Miss Alexandra Tsiavis

134

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 8E

Bhide, Chaitanya

Dang, Timmy

Duong, Scott

Fernando, Stefan

Huc, Andre

Huynh, Daniel

Jansz, Braedyn

Lai, Benjamin

Latu, Samuel

Macasa Vincent, Zachary

Mineo, Ricky

Ngo, Jason

Ogutu, Marvin

Park, Simon

Pham, Anthony

Phylactou, Johnny

Sawa, Hanel

Shaw, Ryan

Stathopoulos, Nicholas

Tep, Brendan

Thirulojan, Vaagesh

Toth, Sebastian

Traczewski, Pascal

Tran, Timothy

Tucker, Will

Varkatzos, Kosta

Whittle, Joshua

Wijesinghe, Ravindu

Mr Chris Ryan

2015 Salesian College Annual

135


YEAR 7

As 2015 disappears into a distant memory, we reflect on another year that has gone by. By the time you read this, you are probably sitting in your Year 8 Oratory Rooms with new friends, thinking how long ago Year 7 was. Very soon you will be the Salesian College graduating class of 2020. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let us go back to the beginning. 2015 began with just under two hundred new students arriving at Salesian College with oversized blazers and brand new bags. Students were eager to find out what the coming days would bring. Students experienced a three day camp at Camp Rumbug, climbing endless hills, getting dirty, trying new activities and meeting new people. The camp required students to engage in challenges that would push them physically. However, the time away from home would have inevitably had some emotional toll as well. Students then participated in various sporting carnivals, including the athletics and swimming carnivals. Students began to have their first taste of house spirit in the blue of Savio, green of Collinson, the red of Moroney, but, most importantly, the YELLOW OF ANNECY!!

136

By the time the students reached term two, they were well and truly comfortable with the Salesian way. Things were not always easy; there were times when students were cautioned and even given detentions for academic or behavioural concerns, but regardless, the students persevered. The students were also given their first taste of exams at the end of Semester One. Students arrived anxious, some did well, some, not so much! But what is most important was that experience was gained. To the Year 7 cohort of 2015, I say this, you may think that your teachers are “mean” and “hard” on you, but it is because we care. Remember that, despite this, experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you consequences first and the lesson only after. Yes, I stole that quote off a meme from a simple Google search. But it is true nonetheless. Your teachers will change, your classes will change, your subjects will change and you will change. But the one thing that will always be the same is that you are unique and different in your own way. Good luck boys, and all the best for the years to come. Mr Byron Chen Year 7 Coordinator

2015 Salesian College Annual


2015 Salesian College Annual

137


YEAR 7 ORATORY CLASSES Oratory Class 7A During our first days at Salesian College we were nervous. We soon adapted to the challenge of new curriculum activities, made friends and discovered what it meant to be Salesian men. Suddenly we were watching the Year 12 students leave and we recognized that we were ready for Year 8. Robert Amendola, Sam Carter and Eamon McKenzie

Oratory Class 7B What a privilege it has been to be the oratory teacher of 7B, an oratory full of character, quick wittedness and laughter. 7B experienced all Salesian had to offer. A few highlights include excellent academic results, Vihanga winning the school’s prestigious McKertich speech competition, four pizza lunches and countless ACC representatives in sport and public speaking. 7B should be very proud of their efforts, and I wish them all the very best for the future!

moments over the year were the Year 7 camp and the 7C Class Retreat. We will miss the class’s memorable shenanigans and all of the laughs we’ve had together. James Papanikolaou and Sankaran Pilay

Oratory Class 7D It has been a memorable year for us in Year 7D. From the highs to the lows and from the bad to the good, we have all pushed through, helping each other through the year. Most of us started off as unknown people who knew no one, but as the year progressed we finally all became friends, and maybe even life-long friends. During the year we all contributed to many events, raised money and celebrated birthdays. We have ended the year of Year 7D (D for Delightful, as Mrs Garofalo always says), and I think I can speak for everyone that it was a great way to start our school lives at Salesian College.

Miss Sarah Rapson

Rayyaan Raheem Semester 1, 7D Class Vice-Captain

Oratory Class 7C

Oratory Class 7E

7C had an outstanding start to the 2015 school year. We had some awesome experiences with our teachers and our fellow classmates. We have also had plenty of hurdles to get over, but we have learnt from them. Some of our favourite

Our happy band of new faces presented themselves at the doorway to 7E, not knowing what to expect for the coming year, all excited, wide-eyed and a little nervous simultaneously. We took things very slowly for the first few weeks as just about

138

everything was new to them. But 7E settled into a really nice pattern of doing things, and the class seemed to get into the routine of everything quite quickly, without many dramas. The timetable was something that was very different from what all of them had been used to from their primary school experience. Every time a bell sounded it was time to change teachers, subjects or rooms, or all three. Confusing at first, but then it quickly became second nature. Election of class captains and vice-captains, yard clean-up monitors, constructing forced contraptions in Science, Retreats, inter-school sport, practical sessions in the newly refurbished Science labs all contributed to a 2015 of new experiences for all. At the year’s end, each and every student could look back on a great start to their six-year secondary education journey. As their Oratory teacher for the year I was very fortunate to be a part of it all. Mr Ken Verbyla

Oratory Class 7F 7F, the inventors of the iPad 12, maestros of winning raffles, a class cram-packed with ACC Champions. What a ride it was in 2015, with such all-round good and decent young people. I applaud you all. 7F had it all: spirit, charisma, banter, camaraderie, good cheer, pranking Mr Wang… We even

found time to learn a thing or two. We had good luck, but luck was nothing to do with it. Thank you boys for a memorable class. Mr Mark Wang

Oratory Class 7G 7G started the year with great enthusiasm and commitment to the Salesian community. The young men have faced the challenges of a new school and have grown together to form close friendships, a good work ethic and a great College spirit. This group of students has been a joy to work with, and is to be congratulated for working as a team and offering a helping hand when needed. I would like to wish them all every success in the future. Mrs Ivana Ryan

Oratory Class 7H Day 1, 2015: “What’s Your Superpower?” and so began the discovery of our unique talents in 7H. Whilst camp, retreat and that first day are our fondest memories, living our class value of respect was the highlight of the year. 7H was a happy place where mindfulness meditation was practised regularly, and where only the 7H boys could answer: “Why do we come to school?” “Who’s getting paid?” and “What’s that beeping?” My absolute best wishes for all 7H boys in 2016. Ms Jane Beams

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 7A

Amendola, Robert

Athanasopoulos, James

Athans, Theo

Bawden, Tom

Brooks, Blake

Bui, Nathan

Carter, Sam

Chiem, Lonny

Dalamagas, Samuel

Facchino, Massimo

Fairnie, Sam

Iuliano, Luke

Ly, Kevan

Marchese, James

McKenzie, Eamon

Muscat, Daniel

Novak, William

Nunziante, Daniel

Russell, Samuel

Sands, Jarrod

Tan, Adam

Tom Martin, Kevin

Tran, Jacob

Mrs Trudyanne Blyth

2015 Salesian College Annual

139


ORATORY 7B

Arsabhuvana, Irving

Reddy Batreddy, Dhanush

Briglia, Charlie

Burns, John

Cahill, Aidan

Childs, Joel

Chivers, Paris

Chu Chung Chuck, Adrien

Dam, Jordan

Doan, Tony

Heaphy, Niall

Jacob, Matthew

James, Liam

Kanathigoda, Yasiru

Kumaran, Pranav

Lee, Kevin

Lin, Jeffrey

Lu, Vincent

Maddumahewa, Vihanga

Mahesanandan, Jayden

Minns, Thomas

Palma, Finn

Sajan, Arjun

Saji, Allen

Sawan, Thiago

Shaji, Kiran

Sharp, Ryan

Wu, Dean

Miss Sarah Rapson

140

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 7C

Adams, James

Axford, Lucas

Dabbous, Joe

Datt, Jivan

Dean, Joshua

Do, Brandon

Fazio, Stephen

Fisher, Scott

Gatkouth, Gatkouth

Hardiman, Mitchell

Kasiaras, Michael

Luu, Michael

Ly, Aaron

Meeuwissen, Max

Munene, Kunashe

Ng, Benjamin

Papanikolaou, James

Patell, Rewniz

Peres, Nicholas

Pillay, Sankaran

Richards, Lachie

Scott, Thomas

Taylor, James

Mrs Rita Bonne

2015 Salesian College Annual

141


ORATORY 7D

Boxshall, Harry

Colgrave, Lawson

Curtis, Joseph

Ekonomopoulos, Zak

Fernando, Ethan

Fernando, Nem

Gruiters, Campbell

Lam Po Yuen, Matthew

Lim, Richard

Mamotte, Sebastien

Marguglio, Antonio

McCredie Jake, Campbell

McKenzie, Phillip

Merry, Marcus

Milic, Oscar

Nair, Shivam

Raheem, Rayyaan

Sio, Terry

Skalamera, Riley

Soldati, Theodore

Tran, Eric

Vovos, Matthew

Wijenayake, Pasindu

Mrs Anne Garofalo

142

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 7E

Atsiz, Matt

Avedissian-Brown, Luke

Chamakala, Mathew

D’Rozario, Ed

David, Joshua

Fowler, Brodie

Joshua, Kevin

Juma, Matthew

Lemberiadis, Alex

Lo, Benjamin

Marrison, Josh

Molloy, James

Monahan, Josh

Monteiro, Kirk

Nauman, Harris

Nyitrai, Ky

Parisi, Jack

Spink, Raul

Thorman, Thomas

Thursky-Moore, Julian

Tzitzivakos, Peter

Waldron, Sam

Yun, Yejun

Mr Ken Verbyla

2015 Salesian College Annual

143


ORATORY 7F

Ammache, Adam

Areaya, Yafet

Belmuda, Charlie

Chuol, Kwot

Curry, Jacob

Donovan, Finnbar

Duong, Thuan

Grizos, Anthony

Herrera, Lukas

Higginson, Liam

Hodinj, Connor

Kattakayam, Sam

Lam, Therry

Loiacono, Sam

Madden, Alexander

Mortaruolo, Matthew

Panesar, Dipinder

Papalia, Joseph

Phelan, Campbell

Roach, Cooper

Sarandakis, George

Tse, Marco

Vuong, Bryan

Mr Mark Wang

144

2015 Salesian College Annual


ORATORY 7G

Apidopoulos, Jason

Ben Joseph, Abel

Chan, Ignatius

Chan, Lap

Ciorciari, Danny

Collins, Linford

De Sa, Josh

Fairnie, Luke

Feehan, Edward

Fernando, Shevin

Gakis, Luke

Green, Jonathan

Hang, Martin

Kalogeropoulos, T J

Lam, Calvin

Martyn, Jack

Rao, Adarsh

Simas, Nikolas

Smirneos, Andrew

Stone, Adam

Toward, Jason

Tran, Thomas

Vanderhorst, Max

Mrs Ivana Ryan

2015 Salesian College Annual

145


ORATORY 7H

Anandeswaran, Rishi

Bhullar, Gurmanat

Bushby, Zachary

Carrig, James

Chieu, Vincent

Dell’Arciprete, Zach

Donovan, Ki Wook

George, Ryan

Hatzigeorgiou, Christopher

Lee, Alex

Lieu, Julian

Mathew, Albin

Omutiali, Ralph

Oner, Jem

Pham, Kenny

Pham, Kevin

Phillips, Max

Ravi, Roshan

Thomopoulos, Alexander

Tran, Ethan

Varmalis, Aidan

Vu, Michael

Wong, Ryan

Ms Jane Beams

146

2015 Salesian College Annual


ROLL CALL

Year 7

2015 Salesian College Annual

Surname Preferred

Surname Preferred

ADAMS James AMENDOLA Robert ANANDESWARAN Rishi APIDOPOULOS Jason AREAYA Yafet ARSABHUVANA Irving ATHANASOPOULOS James ATHANS Theo ATSIZ Matt AVEDISSIAN-BROWN Luke AXFORD Lucas BATREDDY Dhanush Reddy BAWDEN Tom BELMUDA Charlie BEN JOSEPH Abel BHULLAR Gurmanat BOXSHALL Harry BRIGLIA Charlie BROOKS Blake BUI Nathan BURNS John BUSHBY Zachary CAHILL Aidan CARRIG James CARTER Sam CHAMAKALA Mathew CHAN Ignatius CHAN Lap CHIEM Lonny CHIEU Vincent CHILDS Joel CHIVERS Paris CHU CHUNG CHUCK Adrien CHUOL Kuat CIORCIARI Danny COLGRAVE Lawson COLLINS Linford CURRY Jacob CURTIS Joseph DABBOUS Joe DALAMAGAS Samuel DAM Jordan DATT Jivan DAVID Joshua DE SA Josh DEAN Joshua DELL’ARCIPRETE Zach DO Brandon DOAN Tony DONOVAN Finnbar DONOVAN Ki Wook D’ROZARIO Ed DUONG Thuan EKONOMOPOULOS Zak

FACCHINO Massimo FAIRNIE Sam FAIRNIE Luke FAZIO Stephen FEEHAN Edward Fernando Ethan FERNANDO Nem FERNANDO Shevin FISHER Scott FOWLER Brodie GAKIS Luke GATKOUTH Gatkouth GEORGE Ryan GREEN Jonathan GRIZOS Anthony GRUITERS Campbell HANG Martin HARDIMAN Mitchell HATZIGEORGIOU Christopher HEAPHY Niall HERRERA Lukas HIGGINSON Liam HODINJ Connor IULIANO Luke JACOB Matthew JAMES Liam JOSHI Sahil JOSHUA Kevin JUMA Matthew KALOGEROPOULOS T J KANATHIGODA Yasiru KASIARAS Michael KATTAKAYAM Sam KUMARAN Pranav LAM Therry LAM Calvin LAM PO YUEN Matthew LEE Kevin LEE Alex LEMBERIADIS Alex LIEU Julian LIM Richard LIN Jeffrey LO Benjamin LOIACONO Sam LU Vincent LUU Michael LY Kevan LY Aaron MADDEN Alexander MADDUMAHEWA Vihanga MAHESANANDAN Jayden MAMOTTE Sebastien MARCHESE James

147


Year 8 Surname Preferred

Surname Preferred

Surname Preferred

Surname Preferred

MARGUGLIO Antonio MARRISON Josh MARTYN Jack MATHEW Albin MCCREDIE Jake MCKENZIE Eamon MCKENZIE Phillip MEEUWISSEN Max MERRY Marcus MILIC Oscar MINNS Thomas MOLLOY James MONAHAN Josh MONTEIRO Kirk MORTARUOLO Matthew MUNENE Kunashe MUSCAT Daniel NAIR Shivam NAUMAN Harris NG Benjamin NOVAK William NUNZIANTE Daniel NYITRAI Kynan OMUTIALI Ralph ONER Jem PALMA Finn PANESAR Dipinder PAPALIA Joseph PAPANIKOLAOU James PARISI Jack PATELL Rewniz PERES Nicholas PHAM Kenny PHAM Kevin PHELAN Campbell PHILLIPS Max PILLAY Sankaran RAHEEM Rayyaan RAO Adarsh RAVI Roshan RICHARDS Lachie ROACH Cooper RUSSELL Samuel SAJAN Arjun SAJI Allen SANDS Jarrod SARANDAKIS George SAWAN Thiago SCOTT Thomas SHAJI Kiran SHARP Ryan SIMAS Nikolas SIO Terry SKALAMERA Riley SMIRNEOS Andrew SOLDATI Theodore SPINK Raul STONE Adam TAN Adam TAYLOR James THOMOPOULOS Alexander THORMAN Thomas THURSKY-MOORE Julian TOM MARTIN Kevin TOWARD Jason TRAN Jacob TRAN Eric

TRAN Thomas TRAN Ethan TSE Marco TZITZIVAKOS Peter VANDERHORST Max VARMALIS Aidan VOVOS Matthew VU Michael VUONG Bryan WALDRON Sam WIJENAYAKE Pasindu WU Dean YUN YeJun

ABEYWICKREMA Tihan ADAMOPOULOS Dimitri ADAMS Frank ADIHETTY Ashvin AGGARWAL Saksham ALLEN Dean AMARENDRA Naveen ANGELOUDAS Jeremy ANGELOUDAS Nicholas AVILA John BALDERANOS Nicholas BELLAMKONDA Tanmai BELTRAN Christopher BHIDE Chaitanya BROWN Caleb CAPOMOLLA Daniel CAPPIELLO Massimo CASEY Edan CEFAI Joseph CHEA Robin CHIEM Winston CICCOTOSTO Patrick COETSEE Morgan CONSOLMAGNO Joshua CORDEIRO Raymond DABRAIO Baron DANG Timmy DATTARI Gino DE SILVA Bo DENNIS Sam DIRCKZE William D’SOUZA Luke DUONG Scott FAOA Sebastian FELL Alexander FERNANDO Stefan FLORENTZOU Jonathan GALLUCCIO Lochlan GASHI Manny GATTO Dylan GIANNOPOULOS Dion GIBSON Olley GOODWILL Matthew GORDON Jaylen GUNARATNE Menuka HO Matthew HOANG Tim HOUR Ken HUC Andre HUYNH Daniel INDOVINO Joshua JACKSON Joshua JANSZ Braedyn JIANG Leon KANAGARAJAH Akhilash Dever KANARIS Dean KENNEDY Matthew KIGGUNDU Daniel KONG Adrian KYRITSIS Triantos LAI Benjamin LAM Raymond LAM Russell LATU Samuel LAY Alen LEE Brian LEE James LEIGH James LENTINI Jordan

LI Jed MACASA Vincent Zachary MAGEE Callum MAGLIO Luke MCNAMARA Cooper MINEO Ricky MOUROPOULOS George MUSCARA Jason NAIDOO Antonio NEWPORT Seaton NGO Jason NGUYEN James NICHOLS Christopher NIELSEN Christopher NORTON Jack OGUTU Marvin PARK Simon PAYNTER SANJURJO Jack PHAM Richard PHAM Anthony PHYLACTOU Johnny POWDERLY Rama QUACH Thang RAVI Vinay ROMIOS Athan RUPESINGHE Ryan SALVINI Flynn SANTA MARIA Benjamin SAWA Hanel SEQUEIRA Josh SHAW Ryan SHEA Harry SHI Jason SHIN Biot SIEVERS Jack SINGH Baldeep SRIKANTHAN Skanda Kumar STATHOPOULOS Nicholas STEINER Mark SUTHERLAND Austin TAING Alex TENNYSON Regan TEP Brendan THAI Quang THIRULOJAN Vaagesh THOMAS Nicholas TIGHELLO Matthew TIKELLIS George TOTH Sebastian TRACZEWSKI Pascal TRAN Theo TRAN Simon TRAN Timothy TRIANTAFYLLOU Michael TUCKER Will VALANKI Rohit VANDERHORST Sam VARKATZOS Nicholas VARKATZOS Kosta VEERASINGHAM Joe WALES Cameron WATT Alexander WEERASINGHE Linuka WHITTLE Joshua WIJESINGHE Ravindu WILKINS-BYRD Harrison YAING Anthony YUAN Liam

148

2015 Salesian College Annual


Year 9

Year 10

Surname Preferred

Surname Preferred

Surname Preferred

Surname Preferred

ABRAHAM Kris AKRITIDIS Alexander ALMEIDA Ushan AMENDOLA Michael ANDREWS Ethan ANNAND Julian BALASURIYA Dinupa BALASURIYA Manupa BALDWIN Tristen BARRITT Fionn BASELYOUS Rodney BASILE Anthony BELL Ronan BILLIAS George BISAS Sam BONG Jonathan BOTTALICO Anton BOX Jose CALAOAGAN Carl Daniel CALAOAGAN Mike Gabriel CASSAR Lachlan CHACKO Derric CHAN Benedict CHAND Rohan CHARBINE Elio CHAU Arthur CHEA Roung CHHEN Jamie CHILDS Ethan CHRONOPOULOS John CHU CHUNG CHUCK Emmanuel CHUOL Jimmy CLUNING Nicholas COLLEY Owen COLLIER Riley COOK Gabriel COOPER Jake COTSIS Bailey DALUWATTE Sakuna DE ZILWA Steven DELL ‘AQUILA James DHARMARATNE Rayesh DIAMANTOPOULOS Liam DICKINSON Craig DINH Brian DRAKOPOULOS Billy ESPOSITO Patrick FACCHINO Marcus FAIRNIE Max FAZIO Anthony FERNANDO Theekshana FERNANDO Joshua FERNANDO Sheneth FIRFILIONIS Steve FLEMING Andy GAKIS Athan GALLUCCIO Anthony GEORGE Raymond GEORGOUDIS Luke GINIGE Mihiran GORDON Kyle GROSSO Michael GUDZOSKI Robert GUNASEKARA Pravinda HATT Liam HAYES William HEMA Jed

HENDERSON Anthony HO Oscar HOGAN Spencer IRUGALBANDARA Akesh JAYADI Kevin JAYALATHGE Sadeepa JI Jerry KAKA Raul KAKAVOULIS Kosta KAPAKLIS George KARALIOLIOS Athan KASIMIS Thierry KASTANAS Steven KELLY Stephen KHALIL Ayden KOSMOPOULOS James LA BROOY Matthew LAI Lawrence LAM Robert LE Tin Trung LEE Patrick LEIGH Alexander LIEBENBERG Hanno LIM Steven LINDEN Mark LIU Wing Ki LO ROSSO Samuel LOO Dylan LUAK Andrew LUU Richardson LY Steven MACALUSO Lucas MACDONALD Michael MAHONY Ryan MAHONY Adam MAMOTTE Xavier MANUAL Joseph MARCHESE Daniel MATHEW Abin MCGAIN Liam MCLENNAN Rhiley MEEDENIYALAGE Ravidu MEEDIN Joshua MEJIA Bailey MICHAILIDIS Kristian MILIC Hugo MORGAN Callum MURRIAN Nathan NADADUR Karthik NADONZA Adrian NAGLE Geordie NARAYAN Ritvik NATHANIEL Nicholas NAVARATNARAJAH Darren NEA Roger NEOFIT Michael NG Jason ONG Jordan PALMA Luca PANSINO Christian PAPATHANASIOU Paul PAPPAS Nicolas PATTERSON Joshua PERERA Ashintha PERERA Purna PERERA Maneth PERKINS Eamon

PERRELLA Daniel PERRI Max PETROV Luka PHUNG Anthony PHUNG Jamie PICCOLO Max PIRIE Tyson PLACKAL Leon POSSELT Max PRADEEP Antony PRIVITERA Regan PUJAR Sohan QUINN Liam RAMACHANDRAN Nicholas RANATHUNGA Shashi RATTRAY Zachary REES Joshua ROBERTON Lachie RODRIGUES Dhiren SARHAN Adam SEXTON Ben SIMAS Aaron SIRAIT Anthony SOA Aaron STANNARD Nick STANTON Tom STEWART Jack SWARIS Blake TANUDJAJA Patrick TATE Harrison TENNYSON Brian THIEP Thiep THOMOPOULOS Lefteri TO Willie TOWARD Nathan TRISKELIDIS George TRUONG David USOOF Shamil VALIAKAS Stace VAN LANGENBERG Ethan VANDERPUTT Zach VIR Ishan VO Alex VU Tony WANG Alan WERAGODA Imalsa WICKRAMAARACHCHI Uvindu WILMANN Louis WITHERS Conor WONG Anthony XYLOURGIDIS Paul YIP Alex YOSHAWIRJA Ian ZULLI Anthony ZUNIGA Miguel

ABBOTT Michael ACCADIA James ALJABER Kareem ANGELOUDAS Stephen ATHANASIUS Zale ATHERINOS Anthony AVILA Wesley Bae Ryan BALAPITIYA Kevin BANDARA Dineth BARAS Kevin BELMUDA Santino Jnr BERNADAS Mark BERNARDO Lukas BILLIAS Yianni BREW Michael BRYANT Morgan CAMINOS Dillon CARDACI Joseph CASSERLY James CAYETANO Joshua CERDA Nicolas CHAN Timothy CHARLES Steven CHEN Fred CHHEN Joshua CHUYKOV Misha CLARKE Harley COLGRAVE Fraser COLLINS Lindsay CONDOVRAKIS Lukas COORAY Roshane CORRIE Matthew DATSOPOULOS Achilles DAVEY Calvin DE LA MOTTE Keyan DEO Akash DI CIOCCIO Benjamin DIONISSOPOULOS Peter DIXON Wilson DONOVAN Min DRITSAS Dean D’ROZARIO Michael EKONOMOPOULOS George EVERETT Mayo FATOUROS Terence FELIPE Ian FERNANDO Brian FONSECA Luke GATKOUTH Kiir GEORGAKLIS Matthew GIOULEKAS Nicholas GIRISH Arjun GOMEZ Paolo GONZALEZ JARA Matt GOODWILL Dylan HA Roland HAGEN-MUJICA Karl-Heinz HARDIMAN Lachie HARIHARAN Karan HATT Christian HEMA Dylan HENNESSEY Charles HERRERA Felipe HUNG Jacky HUYNH Alan ISHAK Anthony

2015 Salesian College Annual

149


Year 11 Surname Preferred

Surname Preferred

Surname Preferred

Surname Preferred

JANSZ Corey JIANG Jason JONES Nathaniel KAKA Rabel KAKKOS Adam KASHYAP Kartik KATHEESAN Athiesh KELLETT Lucas KIM Jimin KOLTSIDAS George KRALOGLOU Steven KUAH Jacky KUMAR Francis LA’BROOY Liam LAI Nicholas LEE Daniel LEK Brandon LIM Robert LIU Kevin LOV Patrick LUCKY Sabastian MAGEE Lachlan MALBAS Melvin MARTINELLI Cristian MASCARO Stefano MCCARTHY Justin MCPHEE Griffin MICHAEL Denny MICHAILIDIS William MITROPOULOS Dean MONTERA Hans MUNAWEERA Rasindu NAIDOO Yastheel NANFRA Alex NEWSTEAD Thomas NG Nathan NGUYEN Tommy NGUYEN VO Bao Minh NIPPS Aaron OGUTU Tom Junior OLLERENSHAW Damon PALAVRAS Ross PALLAGE Kanchana PAMOUKTSIS Peter PANAGIOTOU Evan PARK Lachlan PEARCE Ryan PEDERSEN COOK Ziggy PERERA Dylan PERERA Jehan PERERA Monolith PHAM Peter PLACKAL Emil PLETSIAS Gregory PONWEERA ARACHCHILLAGE Joseph PUVEENDRAN Kylen QUACH Alexander RAJKOWSKI Oscar RALOGAIVAU Anthony RICHTER Kurt ROACH Kieran ROBERTSON Jack RUSSO Julian SANDS Stephan SANQUI Ashley SANTA MARIA Jack

SENANAYAKE Kojitha SHAKYA Sushant SIO Peter SKOUTAS Sebastian SMIRNEOS James STAMATIS Christopher STANDISH Eddie TAING Alan TAN Justin TAN Erik TAN Daniel TAT Kevin THAMPY Tibin THEOHAROUS Christian THOMOPOULOS Vasili THURAISAMY Sayan TIGHELLO James TIKELLIS Stefan TO Brendon TONTA Mitchell TRAN Bo TRAN Jason TRAN Thomas TSAKISTARAS Nicholas VALADON Kyle VARGIU Adrian VO Vince WALES Brendan WEE Timothy WILSON Thomas YAN Shi YUAN Yichao ZHAO Mike ZOEL Nicholas ZOMAYA Joshua

ABEYRATNE Rajul ABUAWAD Oliver AHMED Abdul ALEVIZOS Christopher ALLAS Zachary AMBAWATTA Deeshan ANANDESWARAN Mithiran ANDREA Michael ANDREJIC Nicholas ANDREWS Thomas ANTONUCCI Nathan AQUINO Jonnel ASTORE Alessandro BENNYS Albin BILLING Charlie BISAS Jack BLOOMER Finn BRAHAM Matthew BRAMBLEBY Dylan BROWN Jayden BUENO Pocholo BYWATERS Arjay CARRON Luke CHAND Sandeep CHIEM Lenny CICCOTOSTO Stefano CONTE Nicolas COUSSERIS George CROUCH Noel CRUGNALE Luc DAVE Kirtan DE ALWIS Tharusha DE BLASIS Daniel DE LA SOTA Ashley DEAN Nicholas DELL’ARCIPRETE Massimo DELL’ARCIPRETE Adam DELL’ARCIPRETE Jake DIKRANIAN Joseph DONG Andrew ESPOSITO James FAIRNIE Jack FALLA Jesse FORSTER Liam FOUAD John FURFARO Jeremy GALLUCCIO Charles GALLUCCIO Joseph GENOVESE Larry GUNDRY Ben HUYNH Tommy INDOVINO Josef INGLIS Thomas IOANNOU Jake JACKSON Ben JOMY Alvin KAHAWATTE Vishal KAKKOS Vincent KEE Samuel KINGSTON Todd KNIGHT Josh KOLAR Jack KULIKOVSKIS Carter LA BROOY Marque LA RICCIA Alex LAMBROU Jai LATU Jacob LE Alex LI Max

LI Andy LIU Timothy LUONG David MAGLIO Charlie MCGUINNESS Andrew MEGUERDITCHIAN Taniel MIN FA Fabrice MINOPOLI Simon MOHAMMADI Javid MONTAGUE Matthew MORREY James MORRIS Harry NAVARATNARAJAH Jonathan NAVARATNE Gayashan NGO Danny NGO Dinh NGUYEN Tom NGUYEN Alan NIKITAS Leftere NIXON Jamie O’MALLEY Kevin PARAMESH Sacheen PATTERSON Sean PAWAR Kishon PERERA Vivek PERERA Maynard PHAM Dominic PHAROE Delarno RAJAKUMAR Rachith RAMESH Rangithkumar RECCE Adriano ROBERTS James ROMIOS Christos SARAVANAPAVAAN Edwin SCOTT Patrick SENEVIRATNE Jeremy SEXTON Luke SILVA Madukapriya SOARES Kevin STAFFIERI Christopher STEVENS Nicholas SUNNY Alexander TE Anthony TE Michael THOMAS Jojo TITH Tim TO Sammy TRAN Thanh TRAN Jack TRAN Van TRIANTAFYLLOU Ilias TSIROS Thomas TURNBULL Jackson URBAN Marc VAN DYKE Spencer VEERASINGHAM Adrian VIEGAS Bryan VUONG John WAQANISAU Josefate WEE James WIJAYAKUMARA Ashley WIJEWARDANA Sasi WONG Jimmy ZAHIR Hazeq ZANINELLI Nicolo ZHU Jack ZHU Paul

150

2015 Salesian College Annual


Year 12 Surname Preferred

Surname Preferred

Surname Preferred

ADRIEN Patrick AKRITIDIS Christos ALJABER Aziz ALMEIDA Johnathan ANDREWS Connor ANTONINO Francesco ANTONOPOULOS Mark ARNOLD Alex ATALLAH Patrick BANDALAN Anthony BARRETT Max BINOY Akhil BORJA Naudrik BOTROS Micheal BOWES Dominic BRINK Jesse BROOKS Keith BURROWS Crofton CAMPITELLI Koji CASEY Jack CATALANO Alex CATEAUX Michael CAVE Jordan CHAU Matthew CHIARAVALLE Joshua CHILDS Samuel CHOPRA Rimish CLARKE Michael COLLISON Taeylor CONWAY Robert CUNNINGHAM Stuart DANIELS Jack D’CRUZ Dion DE LA MOTTE Aidan DEEGODALIYANAGE Anjana DIONISSOPOULOS Kostas DRITSAS Athan DUONG Dien ELLIS James ELPITIYA BADALGE Shehan ERNESTINE - FINETTE Joshua FERNANDO Jevon FLEMING Alexander GIANAKOUDAKIS Geordan GINOPOULOS Dion GREWAL Sukhmeet HATZINICOLAOU James HAYDARI Zia HEAPHY Dominic HEMANTHARAJU Sathvik HENDERSON Casey HENNESSEY Matthew HENSMAN Callum HOLDING Mitch HOLT Aaron HONG Brian HURST James JEFFERY Luke JOHNSTON Luke JOSEPH VARGHESE Jackson KANG Brendon KANNAPIRAN SAIRAM Dharaan KARISSERICKAL Bill KELLY Andrew KNIGHT Bailey KOK Tony KOKKALIS Stefan

KOLTSIDAS Athan KOUVELIS Dean KULARATNE Nimesh KUMAR Alec LEAN Josh LIBERA Ashwin Frank LIN Jay LUBIN Gabriel MADAN Monaal MADDEN Benjamin MALALASEKERA Dishan MANAWADU Poorna MASCARO Luis MASOCCO Alex MAWAL Matthew MIHALOUDAKIS Jimmy MILETI John MILONAS Elia MINI FARFAN Gerald MIRANDA Julian MISAJON Albert MOLDRICH Kyle MUNYANYIWA Tapiwanashe MUSCARA Daniel NALBANT Anthony NANFRA Christopher NARAYAN Jashneel NELSON Selaka NEWPORT Laurence NG YUNG KIAT Dylan NGUY Andy NGUYEN Hieu NGUYEN Andy NGUYEN Michael PAPANIKOLAOU Andrew PARISSI Anthony PARK Jin Woo PATTERSON Hamish PEREIRA Daniel PERERA Suehan PERERA Dylan PERKINS Connor PEZOS George PHILIP Jo Mathai PHYLACTOU Demos PRANTALOS Thomas RALUWAGE Thimesh RODRIGO Brendon RODRIGO Ralph ROZARIO Derwen RUYS Simon SANG Alexander SAO Darra SAVAT Peter SAWAN Marcus SEMPIO Sam SEZENIAS Julian SINGH Gurkaran SKAPETIS Alexander SMART Danyon SOS Nathan SUBBIAH Daniel TALARICO Madison TATE Jackson TORKAR Nathan TRAN Kenneth TRAN Andy

TRAN Joseph TRIAFYLOS George TRINH Jeremy VALLES John VARGIU Nicholas VERSACE Alexander WATSON Beau WICKRAMAARACHCHI Suran WIJESINGHE Ruween WILMANN Joshua XU Jimmy XYLOURGIDIS Jonathan ZHOU Tianyi ZIMSEN Jayden

2015 Salesian College Annual

151


AUTOGRAPHS

152

2015 Salesian College Annual


INSPIRE, EDUCATE, BECOME Great Men.

Editor: Suzie McErvale publicrelations@salesian.vic.edu.au

Congratulations to Michael Nguyen on his efforts in Product Design and Technology. As the picture illustrates, Michael’s constructed coffee table is made from walnut and mild steel, involving the use of metal cutting, joining tools and neat woodworking. Michael made several small scale prototypes of the metal frame to ensure that all the angles and dimensions were correct on the full sized table. Michael created an excellent piece of work, and is to be commended on his efforts in Product Design and Technology.

Editorial Assistance: Nikita Rodrigues Michelle Collins Proofreader: Mavis Ford, La Trobe University Photographic Contributions: Br Barry Parker Paddy McKenna Graphic Design: Stu Fountain, Mud Group

Mr Justin Leeds Head of Design and Technology

Printing: MPrint

2015 Salesian College Annual

2015 Salesian College Annual


SALESIAN COLLEGE CHADSTONE

ABN 43 797 631 001

Annual

T +61 3 9807 2644 F +61 3 9888 1289

2015

10 Bosco Street Chadstone Victoria Australia 3148

www.salesian.vic.edu.au INSPIRE EDUCATE BECOME Great men.

2015 Annual

2015 Salesian College Chadstone Annual  
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you