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SALESIAN COLLEGE CHADSTONE

ABN 43 797 631 001

Annual

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

2016

10 Bosco Street Chadstone Victoria Australia 3148

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

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Harry Morris, Year 12 VCD Harry’s final presentation was an Architectural Concept for a train station, which won the Year 12 VCD award at this year’s Visual Arts and Technology Show. The influences which are apparent in this design are drawn from the clean lines of modern products, such as the ‘Ducatti Superleggera’ motorbike, and artistic sculpture. What made the concept a successful presentation was its simplicity of line and shape, as well as the pencil rendering of the building. We wish Harry all the best as he continues his interest in Design for the future. Mrs Anne Garofalo Senior VCD Teacher Ms Ros Aylward Head of Visual Arts

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James Wee and Kirtan Dave, Year 12 Systems Engineering Year 12 Systems Engineering students, James Wee and Kirtan Dave, pose proudly in front of the major projects they designed and constructed throughout the course of the year. James designed and produced a model of a popular Star Wars character,- R2D2. He made extensive use of 3D printing technology to fabricate the body, top and base of the ‘droid. Kirtan designed and made a tracked vehicle with a swivelling robotic arm and hand that can pick up and replace items. He controls the motion of the vehicle and the movements of the robot arm using Arduino programming software. Kirtan also used the 3D

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Editor: Suzie McErvale publicrelations@salesian.vic.edu.au Content Coordinator: Nikita Rodrigues Proofreader: Dr Mavis Ford, La Trobe University Photographic Contributions: Br Barry Parker Rob Lindblade Photography Paddy McKenna printers to make the grasping hand, some gears and the base of the arm. The boys complemented their excellent practical work with informative, well-researched and professionally presented folios. Both boys wish to thank Brother Barry Parker for his tireless assistance with all aspects of the course this year. Mr Justin Leeds Head of Design and Technology

Graphic Design: Stu Fountain, Mud Group Printing: MPrint


CONTENTS

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College Rector

58 Human Development

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From the Principal

60 Humanities

10 2016 VCE Results

61 Sport

11 40+ Study Scores

63 ACC Sport

12 2016 Dux Speech

68 RUA Resource Centre

14 Scholarship Program

70 Chess

16 2016 Salesian Awards

71 Year 10 PreCal Program

17 Omnia Awards 18 Student Leadership 22 College Captain

72 Year 11 Intermediate VCAL

24 Class of 2016

73 Year 12 Senior VCAL

26 Staff

74 Public Speaking

30 Business Report

76 Student Wellbeing

31 Facilities

78 Pathways

32 Information Technology

80 Annecy

33 Development and Marketing

82 Collinson

34 Canteen 35 Parents’ Association 36 Religious Education 38 Social Justice League 40 Salesian Missions 41 Oakleigh Connections Group 42 Learning and Curriculum 44 English 45 Mathematics 46 Science 47 Visual Arts 48 Technology Studies 50 2016 Visual Arts and Design Show 52 Italian

84 Moroney 86 Savio 88 House Cup Competition 90 Year 12 92 Year 12 Oratory Classes 98 Year 11 100 Year 11 Oratory Classes 108 Year 10 110 Year 10 Oratory Classes 118 Year 9 120 Year 9 Oratory Classes 126 Year 8 128 Year 8 Oratory Classes 136 Year 7 138 Year 7 Oratory Classes 147 Student Roll Call

54 Performing Arts 56 2016 College Production

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FROM THE RECTOR

Dear Readers and Members of the College Community,

from the beginning, and throughout the year.

I’m writing these few reflections at the conclusion of the “Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy”, as designated by Pope Francis for this year. There are so many places and situations around the world where violence, hatred, anger, revenge and terrorism seem to dominate, that mercy sounds like a strange and foreign word! Yet it is the central idea of Christianity. God sent his Son on Earth out of mercy. Jesus acted from a compassionate heart. Salesian College should aim at producing “great men” of compassion.

2016 was a year of celebration for several Salesians who have worked at this College in the past, and some of whom are still part of the College community. For their years of service as Salesians, I would like to acknowledge Fr Frank Freeman, Br Cahill Gleisner, Br Joe Ellul (65 years), Fr Frank Bertagnolli (60 years), Fr Frank Moloney and Fr John Papworth (55 years), Br Michael Harris and Fr John Gandini (50 years), and for their service as ordained priests and ministers of God’s mercy and grace, Fr Bob Curmi (60 years), Fr Frank Bertagnolli and Fr Oreste Cantamessa (50 years), Fr Elio Capra and Fr John Gandini (40 years), and Fr Chris Ford (25 years). Congratulations and thanks to all of them!

I was very much aware of this challenge when I arrived in January this year to begin my service as the Rector of the College. My aim was to try to animate the College community with Gospel values. I am very grateful for the support and encouragement I received

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On a different note, I would like to mention the permanent departure for

his native Italy of Fr Julian Cavarzan SDB, who spent 52 years as a member of the Chadstone community, first in a teaching capacity, and later on ministering to the Italian community of Oakleigh-Clayton. The world-wide Salesian theme for this year emphasised the presence of Jesus in our journey together as an adventure in the Spirit. The Salesians established this College in 1957 to provide opportunities for young people to become “good Christians and honest citizens”, and this task continues today, while the College must adapt to new circumstances. The presence of the Salesians has diminished over the years. But the values and traditions of Salesian education have endured, and form the core of that spirit of family and friendly relations that existed from the early days. This is a credit to the current

Principal and Staff. I was very impressed with the modern facilities of the College, but even more impressed with the spirit and the Salesian atmosphere I experienced. In 2017 the College will celebrate 60 years since its foundation. While the uniform, the grounds, the curriculum and the buildings have changed considerably over the years, our motto (‘Omnia Omnibus’ – All Things to All People) continues to inspire the education of young people to become ‘great men’. I hope and pray that the Salesian ethos will remain strong in the College for the years ahead, to honour the memory and the achievements of great Salesians and wonderful Staff members who have given dedicated service to the education of thousands of young people. Fr Frank Bertagnolli SDB OAM Rector

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Celebration of Fr Julian Cavarzan’s Farewell by the Salesians (Fr Julian in the centre, to the right of Archbishop Tim Costelloe)

Candidates of the Sacramental Program, with Mons. Greg Bennet and Fr. Frank

“In 2017 the College will celebrate 60 years since its foundation. While the uniform, the grounds, the curriculum and the buildings have changed considerably over the years, our motto (‘Omnia Omnibus’ – All Things to All People) continues to inspire the education of young people to become ‘great men’.”

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FROM THE PRINCIPAL “At times of difficulty it is the strength, faith and love of those around us which gets us through and unites us more deeply as a community. The Salesian College community should be proud of its care and concern for… each other”. 4

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One hundred and fifty years ago Don Bosco established his Oratory, a school to work with marginalised young boys in Turin. The education he provided was based on a very robust commitment to a philosophy which continues to live strongly here at Salesian College Chadstone. His school was centred on four premises. It was to be a home for the boys, a place of welcome and belonging. It was to be a place of learning and a place where the boys could discover meaning in their lives. Most of all, it was to be a place of joy, a place where life’s achievements were celebrated. I am confident to say that these traditions, this philosophy, has been alive and well throughout the 2016 School Year here at Chaddy. Don Bosco was never shy about affirming the deep religious roots of his pedagogical inspiration and the profoundly religious shape of his commitment to education. This commitment to Christian faith lying at the heart of everything we do continued this year. Celebrating College Liturgies as a Catholic Community continues to be one of the great privileges of the year. Highlights for me once again this year were our major celebrations: the Opening School Year Mass, Mary Help of Christians

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Mass, Valedictory Mass and the End of Year Mass. They were all quite different but wonderful celebrations in their own right. Students’ participation and the reverence they showed at these gatherings were outstanding. A very special aspect of the College’s Religious Education program is our Sacramental program. This year 26 boys took part, receiving one or more of the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, First Communion or Confirmation. It was a beautiful celebration shared with the boys, their families and the College community. The number of guests attending appears to grow each year, and those in attendance this year all appeared to enjoy the experience. Many family members went out of their way to pass on their thanks. Our Retreat Program provided the boys with an opportunity to explore their spirituality. All boys from Year 7 to Year 12 participated in a retreat, and the atmosphere at each of these was reflective and uplifting, and a very positive experience for those in attendance. The opportunity for the boys to reflect on the people they are, the experiences and relationships that have formed them, as well as to contemplate their future and what part, if any, faith or God has in their lives is

very valuable. The retreats often take many of our boys out of their comfort zone and into areas often neglected in their busy lives. The College enjoyed a very special cultural experience this year with the Siva Tour. This involved nearly fifty boys from one of our sister colleges in Samoa visiting the school for a few days, performing a number of traditional dances and songs for our community. It was an experience all in the community will remember for a long time. The tour provided the impetus for our greatest Salesian Mission fundraising effort ever, with over $22,000 raised for the Samoan Community. Along with this event, we had two of our Year 11 boys participate in the Cagliero Project, which entailed travelling to Samoa for two weeks to work with the communities, schools and children from less fortunate backgrounds. Whilst the experience took the boys out of their comfort zones, it was a wonderful experience for them. The College is very fortunate to have great support from the Salesian Community. The Provincial Fr Greg Chambers, Vice Provincial Fr Bernie Graham, and College Rector Fr Frank Bertagnolli lead from the front, and are ably assisted by other members of the Chadstone community in Fr Cantamessa, Br Joe Ellul,

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College Leadership Team

Br Barry Parker and the rest of the Chadstone community. The Salesians offer great support and spiritual guidance for myself and all others in the community. Whilst we have had a very positive year, we have experienced our share of sadness with the passing of the much loved and valued staff member, Mr Anthony Johnston, and a member of the Class of 2014, Brian Tu. At times of difficulty it is the strength, faith and love of those around us which gets us through and unites us more deeply as a community. The Salesian College community should be proud of its care and concern for those families and for each other.

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In spite of these sad occasions I can say with a sense of pride and joy that we have had a wonderful year. There has been a great sense of joy in the community, especially amongst the boys as they celebrated the achievements and successes of their peers. With an increased student intake once again this year and a further increase for the 2017 school year, we will experience considerable growth in numbers in 2017, giving us a student population in excess of one thousand students for the first time. There are many factors contributing to our growth, including strong VCE results, development of our facilities and robust

programs. However, the strongest factor is the positive experience our boys have on a daily basis, and the willingness of their families to pass this good news on by word of mouth. The College is very pleased with the academic achievements of the class of 2016, with twenty-one boys (18.4%) performing exceptionally well, achieving ATAR scores of 90 or above. The Class of 2016 was ably led by the College Dux, Deeshan Ambawatta, with an ATAR score of 99. Other pleasing aspects of the VCE results include 42 boys (37%) obtaining an ATAR score over 80, and half the cohort of Year 12 boys gaining an ATAR of 70 or over. The average

ATAR score increased to 68, 3 points above the state average and 5 points above the stage average for boys. The excellent results of Salesian College students were also evident in the increased number of Study Scores over 40 to 9.1%, which is in line with recent years. Overall it has been another good year, one of which the College can be truly proud. The Class of 2016 has maintained the standard set by the classes of recent years. The boys once again participated fully in all aspects of College sporting life, competing enthusiastically in all facets of the sport program. Whilst we celebrated ultimate success in sports, including

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football and badminton, all boys represented their College and themselves with pride, giving them and the College community a real sense of joy. The significance of the intra school competition continued to grow, with the House Shields and House Cup much sought after prizes. The House Cup was won by Moroney House after accumulating the most points in the four individual shields: Sport, Academic, Cultural, and Civics and Citizenship. The four shields were shared amongst three houses, with Moroney winning two. The College Carnivals were even more competitive, but a great deal of fun was still had by all the boys.

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Don Bosco once said that a school without music is a school without soul. I can confidently announce that Salesian College Chadstone has soul. Music continued to grow with the introduction of strings and voice into the instrumental program, two great additions. The music program provides many of the boys with the chance to have some fun whilst exhibiting their talents. The College bands took every opportunity to perform around the state as well as at school, providing great entertainment for the College community as well as the wider community. The College once again witnessed a number of school musical celebrations and community gatherings,

including our annual Cabaret Night and the Autumn and Spring Concerts, which were highlights for the year. The Music program continues to provide a very important vehicle for cultural growth for all in the community. We witnessed the talents of our students performing in the dramatic arts in the College musical, ‘Seussical The Musical’, as well as in the Year 9 performances for our local feeder primary schools. The College Debating and Public Speaking teams once again competed with flair, and continue to have a life of their own, with a great number of boys participating in House competitions as well as inter school competitions,

with some very pleasing results. We look forward to bigger and better things in 2017. All these things have contributed to a successful year at the College in the cultural area. The boys also participated in community events and promoted social justice issues in the community. College Captain, Joshua Knight and Vice-Captains, Nathan Antonucci and Edwin Saravanapavaan, along with the rest of the Student Council and the Student Congress, ensured that Student Leadership in the College continued to be an aspect of which the College is rightfully very proud. They provided great leadership to the student body throughout the

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year. Together they were able to initiate a number of fundraising activities, raising much needed funds for the designated charities, whilst providing a great deal of fun for the community. There were a number of highlights, including the raising of a record amount of money for the Salesian Missions, as well as organising a number of events that involved a large number of boys. The House Captains also did a wonderful job when it came to their turn at sporting carnivals and house events. This was never more evident than at the final assemblies for all houses, where the winners of each shield as well as the House Cup were presented with

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their awards. There was also great leadership shown by students with no formal leadership positions. The Year 12 students were the best example of this by the way they went about their studies and, in particular, the way in which they finished off the school year. An integral aspect of the success of Salesian College Chadstone is its staff, to whom I am very grateful. I congratulate and thank them all for their tireless effort, the extra hours they put in and their general willingness to do anything for the success of the boys. Their dedication, work ethic and the care they show for the boys is the equal of anywhere. Another important group

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in the College community is the Parents and Friends Association. They too did a wonderful job. The past few years have seen this group transition from a primarily fundraising group to a very important conduit between families and the College, organising special social events to ensure that our parents are engaged with the College. Events such as the Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day Breakfasts and Year 7 Orientation and Social Evenings are vital in making our families, in particular the new families, welcome. I would like to thank Mrs Chris Cahill, Mrs Tracy Stone and their team for all the wonderful work they do and the support they offer the College.

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The College Board underwent somewhat of a transition this year with a change in leadership at the top, with Fr Frank Bertagnolli replacing Fr John Papworth as Chair of the Board after some six years at the helm. However, under both their leaderships the Board has provided much needed support this year at the College. The Board functions extremely well in its role, which is to ensure that College policy and the ethos of the College are upheld. I would like to personally thank the Board members, Fr John Papworth and Fr Frank Bertagnolli for a great year. The College would have to go a long way to find better people

to provide leadership and support. In 2016 we undertook the third phase of the building master plan, which included a major refurbishment of the Naylon Arts Wing and the building of the Garelli Applied Learning Centre, as well as a number of smaller projects, which have been well received by the College community. So it is with a great sense of joy that I am able to reflect on the 2016 School Year and all that has taken place here at Salesian College Chadstone. May God bless. Mr Robert Brennan Principal

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2016 VCE RESULTS

DUX Neithen (Deeshan) Ambawatta, 99

Class of 2016 students who achieved an ATAR of 90 or above at the College Dux Assembly.

• Dux of 2016, Deeshan Ambawatta achieved an ATAR of 99; putting him in the top 1 percent of all Year 12 students in the state

Median 31 90+ ATARs 21 Congratulations to our 2016 Year 12 cohort on their successful VCE results.

Principal, Rob Brennan with Javid Mohammadi

The Highlights

“Dux of 2016, Deeshan Ambawatta achieved an ATAR of 99; putting him in the top 1 percent of all Year 12 students in the state”

• 18.4 percent of students achieved an ATAR exceeding 90 (from 17.1% in 2015) • 9.1 percent of our study scores were 40 or above (from 8.7% in 2015) • The cohort maintained a median study score of 31 (as in 2015) • 36.8 per cent of students achieved an ATAR above 80 (from 29.3% in 2015) • VCE completion rate sat at 100 per cent.

Principal, Rob Brennan with Patrick Scott

Class of 2016 High Achievers (ATAR of 90 or above)

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40+ STUDY SCORES

Subject

Name

Score

Subject

Name

Score

English

Patrick Scott

50

Chemistry

Madukapriya Silva

41

Literature

Patrick Scott

49

Business Management

Kevin Tat

41

English

Sasika Wijewardana

47

English

Jesse Falla

41

Literature

Deeshan Ambawatta

47

Physics

Deeshan Ambawatta

41

Computing: Informatics

David Luong

47

Physics

Jackson Turnbull

41

Business Management

Christos Romios

46

English

Michael Te

41

Computing: Informatics

Dominic Pham

46

English

John Vuong

41

English

Kishon Pawar

46

History: Australian History

Liam Calleja

41

Maths: Further Mathematics

Dominic Pham

46

Literature

Jojo Thomas

41

Legal Studies

Sasika Wijewardana

45

English

Nathan Antonucci

41

Psychology

David Luong

45

Psychology

Jake Dell'Arciprete

41

English

Liam Calleja

44

Physical Education

Sasika Wijewardana

41

English

David Luong

44

Maths: Further Mathematics

Kevin Tat

41

Business Management

Adriano Recce

44

Maths: Further Mathematics

Thomas Andrews

41

Computing: Informatics

Edwin Saravanapavaan 44

Chemistry

Deeshan Ambawatta

40

English

Thomas Andrews

44

Business Management

Kartik Kashyap

40

Business Management

James Roberts

43

Biology

Wesley Avila

40

English

Madukapriya Silva

43

Maths: Further Mathematics

Liam Calleja

40

Legal Studies

Kishon Pawar

43

Maths: Further Mathematics

Edwin Saravanapavaan 40

Legal Studies

James Roberts

43

English

James Roberts

40

English (EAL)

Javid Mohammadi

43

Literature

Andrew Dong

40

Psychology

John Vuong

43

Maths: Mathematical Methods

Deeshan Ambawatta

40

Interactive Digital Media

Christopher Alevizos

43

English

Rangithkumar Ramesh 40

Maths: Further Mathematics

David Luong

42

English

Jamie Nixon

40

Languages: Italian

Jake Dell'Arciprete

42

English

Dominic Pham

40

English

Bryan Viegas

42

Maths: Further Mathematics

Lenny Chiem

40

History: Australian History

Michael Te

42

Maths: Further Mathematics

Andy Li

40

Business Management

Noel Crouch

42

Maths: Further Mathematics

Lenny Chiem

40

Literature

Jake Dell'Arciprete

42

Maths: Further Mathematics

Andy Li

40

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2016 DUX SPEECH

Across our group at any point, the general consensus was buoyancy, trying to stay afloat. We all took our turn in being down, but it lifts you when you see someone else in that state come out the other side. As a friend, you can help turn it round for him. Unity was the real stuff of Year Twelve. In the grip of struggle, it was support from the boys who stood by my side that got the best out of me. Sometimes we carried, sometimes we were carried, but mostly we functioned in the knowledge that the therapy of support was there whenever it was needed. Today, as I recognise, acknowledge and thank people who helped me through Year 12, I do so on behalf of the Class of 2016. My personal experiences and the people I mention are part of my story, a story which was repeated for every boy, in every family, for all our friends and for all the staff and teachers who got us through. First and forever, my family. Mum and Dad, I can never

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thank you enough for what you did, what you gave, how your care is always expressed, whether it be spoken or silent. Kids talk about their parents so easily in this group of boys. Speak of Mum and Dad, and a smile and nod are received. They know it in their lives, like I know it in mine. Dinu, thank you for your advice and thoughts. You’ve made this year more manageable for me, and I’m grateful to you for paving the way. Andy, what a joy you are to have around the house. Thank you for making me smile when I needed it. In moments of anxiety and hopelessness, the smallest things can turn your day around, and for that I thank you, Hasini. I looked at the simple sentence you wrote on my wall, saying, “I love you, Dee”, every day. It gave me the courage and motivation to continue. My grandmother and grandfather are the people who work hard for me behind the scenes. Thank you for always supporting me.

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“We boys, we’re like no other. We ensure that we all pass together. Just to be in the company with you all makes it that much easier.”

I hold the teachers of this school in the highest regard. To Ms Poulose, Mr McDonald and Mr Dexter, I will be forever grateful. Ms Apostolopoulos was new to the school, but how could anyone tell, with that calm assurance, that easy kindness? It took all year to spell your name, but your classes were instantly recognisable and enjoyable. Thank you for understanding the stress we went through, and baking cakes to help. Then there’s the man himself, the crazy old man that walks, Mr McKail. You are, and will forever be, one of the most influential and intellectual people I’ve ever known. Thank you for all the lessons you’ve taught me, not just as a student, but as a man. Your knowledge and pure dedication to teaching astounds me, and although your goofy exterior fools some people, we all know in this College of your indispensable value. Thank you. We boys, we’re like no other. We ensure that we all pass together. Just to be in the company with you all, makes it that much easier.

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I’d like to take this opportunity to mention two great men looking down on me, two men without whom I would not be here. Mr Anthony Johnston I have missed dreadfully. He found the spark of passion in me for Mathematics. His impact on me was like that of no other teacher. Mr Johnston, your wisdom, your skills and your dedication to this school and your teaching were inspiring. I hope you’re having fun up there. The other great man is George Fernando, a man not known to most of you. This man taught me steely determination and resolve, strength and resilience. For me he connected achievement with self-respect. He is Dinu’s grandfather, as he is Andy’s and mine. He was a Brigadier General in the Sri Lankan Army, and luckily I saw the treasure he was while he was alive. He was not rich, nor was he privileged, but he was the richest and most privileged man possible in terms of humble human wealth of character. I’m

proud to be his grandson. How did I make it through Year 12? Please don’t take what I’m about to say as a lecture; it’s simply some personal observations that you all know, which some of you haven’t applied yet. You will benefit from your own plan, and you will benefit if you stick to it. You need your own routines of study. If you see someone who is clearly succeeding, there is nothing wrong with getting your ideas and his together. And there’s nothing wrong with receiving a bit more than you give, as long as you acknowledge and remember the debt. Pick someone to be competitive with, look ahead and know that it comes to an end in November. Act on your worries. Don’t let them build up, because the more they linger in your head, the more damage they will do. Do something about them. However, in doing so, you must do the very opposite of isolating yourself. When you are in your room alone at 11pm or midnight, you need to know that there are

others in their own rooms, somewhere out there, going through exactly the same thing. Your mates are doing it with you. That will strengthen you, so program it into your thinking. Your family is on the other side of the wall of your room. You may be physically isolated, but you aren’t alone. So many people invisible to you at your desk are right there with you. Remember that. I’m fundamentally now, today, who I was in Year Seven. Salesian didn’t make me who I am. What it did do was keep me within the bounds of who I was to become. In fact, I feel today that I exceeded my own expectations. I hope it happens again and again. I might put it this way. Salesian has exceeded MY expectations. And yet again, the judgement of my parents has been justified, because I simply arrived at this school, and they planned it. Thank you, one and all. Deeshan Ambawatta 2016 College Dux

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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Our 2015 College Dux, Nimesh Kularatne, was the recipient of multiple scholarships during his time at Salesian College. The outstanding results achieved by Nimesh placed him in the top 0.2% in the state. Nimesh attributed his success to setting personal goals to achieve at the highest level, adopting a rigorous study ethic, and the dedication to do his best. This outstanding commitment to achievement was recognised and rewarded by the College through the Scholarship program.

Salesian College Chadstone is committed to awarding scholarships on an annual basis, to recognise personal excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities. The awarding of the scholarships is a highlight of the College Dux Assembly. Salesian College congratulates the fine young men who have been awarded the 2016 Scholarships, and we wish them well in their future efforts. Mrs Mary Menz Principal’s Personal Assistant/Registrar

Great results do not just happen. Boys are competitive by nature, and in essence the attainment of a scholarship at each year level is a prize for winning, for being one of the best, for achieving at the highest level. Winston Churchill said “Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.� The Program has been devised to encourage our students at each Year Level to achieve their personal best. The College aims to recognise, reinforce and reward high achieving students, from the excited, nervous Year 7 boys entering the College, to the fine, motivated Year 11 students taking scholarships into their final year of schooling.

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The College congratulates the 2016 scholarship recipients: Year Level

Given

Surname

Year Level

Given

Surname

7

Samuel

Coronado

9

Joseph

Cefai

7

Edward

Crossland

9

Patrick

Ciccotosto

7

Ryan

Ho

9

Bo

De Silva

7

Luca

Ianno

9

Menuka

Gunaratne

7

Tom

Ison

9

Tim

Hoang

7

Alexander

Mathieson

9

Ken

Hour

7

Nathan

McNamara

9

Jed

Li

7

Travis

Pemberton

9

Johnny

Phylactou

7

Matthew

Pham

10

Emmanuel

Chu Chung Chuck

7

Ronath

Wijekoon

10

Kevin

Jayadi

8

Charlie

Briglia

10

Mark

Linden

8

Aidan

Cahill

10

Adrian

Nadonza

8

Joel

Childs

11

Kevin

Balapitiya

8

Adrien

Chu Chung Chuck

11

Kartik

Kashyap

8

Jordan

Dam

11

Patrick

Lov

8

Pranav

Kumaran

11

Stefano

Mascaro

8

Kevin

Lee

12

Noel

Crouch

8

Vihanga

Maddumahewa

12

David

Luong

8

Arjun

Sajan

12

Dominic

Pham

8

Kiran

Shaji

12

Christos

Romios

9

Dimitri

Adamopoulos

9

Christopher

Beltran

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SALESIAN AWARDS

2016 Gold Bosco Award Winners

Kishon Pawar

Lachlan Magee

Salesian College Chadstone is an all boys Catholic school in the Salesian tradition. This means that we are focused on bringing to life the words of Don Bosco when he said he was interested in developing ‘good men and honest citizens’. We believe that this is indeed at the heart of what a ‘Chaddy’ education is, and at the end of the year, as we go through our Valedictory activities, we all feel so proud of these young men as they leave our College and make their way into the world. Each year at Salesian offers opportunities for boys to become involved in all aspects of College life. We encourage our boys to not stay in their shells, but actually get involved in all aspects of school life. It is through this selfchallenging that we begin to see the maturing young man emerge. Some will find their passion through this exploration, and follow it throughout their lives. Others will give of their best and discover great friendships with likeminded souls that last forever. Looking to see how they can serve the community as a whole inevitably leads to

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Max Li

Michael Te

the development of really fine young men. A Bosco Award is not given lightly. You must have worked hard at your studies, always striving to get your work in on time and to the best of your ability. The hard work and courage that this requires enable young men to be well prepared for the challenges of the world. To win a Bosco Award, you must have participated in cultural activities such as debating and public speaking, been involved in the music program, or assisted with the creation and running of liturgical activities. Boys who ensure that they turn up for each community activity and do their best to raise school spirit make themselves eligible to be awarded points for community development This may well have been through assisting in the Father/Son or Mother/ Son nights, fund raising for worthy causes or volunteering to help out at co-curricular activities. Sport is a medium through which many young men find their passion come alive. What better feeling is there

David Luong

Dominic Pham

Jeremy Seneviratne

Josh Knight

Nathan Antonucci

Noel Crouch

Rangithkumar Ramesh

Thomas Andrews

than to see the boys striving to do their best in the Salesian colours? I’ve often heard it said from young men who have represented their school that those days were indeed their favourite team sport memories. There really is nothing like playing hard and fair with your best mates beside you What can one say about the young men who have been awarded a Gold Bosco Award for their service to the College in 2016? Simply put, these boys are some of the finest examples of what our College has produced. To be awarded a Gold Bosco means that in your time at the College you truly have made a significant contribution to all aspects of school life. A Bronze Bosco means that you have made a significant contribution, a Silver even more so, but a Gold - that really is something special, and these boys should truly be proud of their achievements, as we are of them. The Class of 2016 really applied themselves over their journey. While our Bosco Award winners were prominent in their excellent contributions to the community, the whole

cohort can rightfully be proud of what they also have achieved in their time at the College. No doubt they too have inspired other ‘Chaddy’ boys to make their own mark, and to strive for that ultimate goal of a Bosco Award. Mr Brendan Douglas Assistant Principal – Students

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OMNIA AWARDS

“These students have demonstrated a community mindedness and action that is selfless, voluntary and regular, without the expectation of reward or recognition.” During our Community Week celebrations, we acknowledge the great generosity of some of our students. These awards, known as the Omnia Awards, have been a long standing tradition of our College Community. It is both a privilege and an honour to be nominated for such an award. The Omnia Awards are presented annually to students who have made an outstanding contribution to community service within or on behalf of Salesian College. These students have demonstrated a community mindedness and action that is selfless, voluntary and regular, without the expectation of reward or recognition. This year we had four award recipients.

Lachlan Magee is someone who can be called upon at any time to assist his College Community. He is a generous, selfless and mature young man who cares greatly for his friends, family, school and wider community. Although he has contributed in many ways during his time here in the areas of music, leadership, sport and tour guiding, his most significant achievement with regards to service took place this year when he volunteered two weeks of his Term Two holidays to assist those in need in Samoa as part of the Calgerio Project.

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very aware of his need to promote social justice in the lives of others. His priority of others before himself is somewhat unique in today’s society, and is certainly worth recognising. Jake’s contributions to the College and community have ranged from leadership, public speaking, fundraising and awareness building for others in our community.

Ali Nazari is a young man who, although he has not been with the College long, has had an impact nothing short of amazing. Despite personal challenges, he is always ready to put others before himself, with a notable empathy for the plight of others. He is a strong advocate for mental health and cultural diversity. He has given his time to raising money for others, as well as raising awareness, and speaking at a variety of forums in the wider community. This young man has also shared his own experiences with his peers. This has not only contributed to his reputation as a brave and considerate person, but has changed the lives of his classmates. He has taught them that in the deepest,

darkest moments that life throws at us there is hope, and that anything is possible if you have faith, hope and love.

Michael Te is a young man who is the epitome of not only what it means to be Salesian, but also what it means to be selfless in a society that is often focussed on the self. He is dedicated and passionate about social justice, and has always contributed in this area throughout his time at the College. His service has extended to the areas of leadership, sport, public speaking, fundraising, awareness campaigns and community service. One of his greatest service contributions to this College has been his ability not only to participate and give of himself to social justice, but to bring others on the journey with him. Mrs Nadia Knight Assistant Principal Faith and Mission

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STUDENT LEADERSHIP

The Student Leadership team at Salesian aims to set goals that help benefit both the student body and the entire school community. The boys use their joy, courage and enthusiasm to help others voice their opinions in order to reach their envisioned goals to benefit and improve everyday life for everyone at school. As a school, we understand the benefits of a Student Leadership representative team as:

“It was fantastic to see the leaders work together to propose to the Leadership team and staff exciting new ventures in the areas of academia, cultural, sporting and social justice projects.”

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• Building lifelong leadership skills that can be transferred to many areas of their development • Creating and maintaining community spirit • Providing peers with a student voice • Being a recognisable and friendly face in a crowd and support network for all Salesian boys • Developing team work and goal setting skills • Taking on a range of responsibilities • Being a representative of their student body Student Leadership at Salesian College has once again thrived in 2016. The newly elected Year 12 leaders undertook a three week induction during Head Start to refresh and unite as a team in preparation

for the year ahead. The boys participated in a number of workshops ranging from group goal setting, hearing from guest speakers, building on team work skills and planning for success in 2016. The induction program was rewarding, with exciting ideas developed, bonds strengthened between leaders and a common goal developed for the Student Leadership team. Over the course of the year, the Student Leaders have organised and run numerous events. Student Congress, an official forum for leaders from Years 7 to 12 to present the ideas from each of their year levels to work towards improving school life, was a highlight for the Student Leaders in 2016. This year, two Congress events took place and were both inspiring and impressive. It was fantastic to see the leaders work together to propose to the Leadership team and staff exciting new ventures in the areas of academia, cultural, sporting and social justice projects. Student Leadership has progressed in 2016 with the implementation of student leadership skills within the Oratory curriculum. The Years 10 and 11 leaders formed a rapport with the Year 8 Oratory classes, partaking in a peer tutoring program which enabled the leaders to

share their understanding of Student Leadership at Salesian College, as well as highlighting to all boys that everyone is a leader, with or without a badge. The Year 10 leaders were also given an opportunity to participate in a Model UN Conference held at De La Salle College. This event extended their leadership skills with a focus on public speaking, negotiation in a collaborative learning environment and working with like-minded peers from local schools. We are proud of how the boys represented the College in a professional and thoughtful way. The event was a successful and rewarding experience for them. We would like to thank the 2016 Year 12 leaders who have now left the college. Their dedication, passion and team work has been consistent and appreciated. Their involvement in many facets of the school community has been commendable, and we thank them for their positive and dedicated contribution to school life at Salesian College Chadstone. We are excited for the future of Student Leadership at the school and everything the boys have to offer. Miss Elissa Galante and Miss Rachel Ivey Student Leadership Coordinators

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STUDENT HOUSE LEADERS

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College Captain

Year 12

Joshua Knight

College Vice-Captains Nathan Antonucci Edwin Saravanapavaan

Ambassadors Sports Joseph Galluccio Mission Jake Dell’Arciprete

Annecy

Collinson

Moroney

Savio

Captain

Thomas Tsiros

Liam Calleja

Michael Te

Taniel Meguerditchian

Vice-Captain

Nicholas Andrejic

Thomas Andrews

James Morrey

Delarno Pharoe

Annecy

Collinson

Moroney

Savio

Captain

Julian Russo

Peter Pamouktsis

Stefano Mascaro

Lachlan Magee

Vice-Captain

Dean Dritsas

Peter Sio

Fraser Colgrave

Liam La Brooy

Annecy

Collinson

Moroney

Savio

Captain

Joseph Manual

Liam Hatt

Kristian Michailidis

Michael Amendola

Vice-Captain

Jamie Phung

Adrian Nadonza

Nathan Toward

Max Piccolo

Year 11

Year 10

Cultural Christopher Staffieri Academic Kishon Pawar

Cultural College Captains

Year 9 Leaders Captain

Vice-Captain

Liturgy Captain Jojo Thomas

9A

Ravindu Wijesinghe

Michael Triantafyllou

Social Justice Captain Jake Dell’Arciprete

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Menuka Gunarante

Christopher Beltran

9C

Massimo Cappiello

Seaton Newport

Music Captain Thomas Inglis Drama Captain Todd Kingston Public Speaking Captains Sasika Wijewardana

9 D Richard Pham

Ashvin Adihetty

9E

Charles Martin

Hanel Sawa

Year 8 Leaders Semester 1 8A

Semester 2

Captain

Vice-Captain

Captain

Vice-Captain

Edward Feehan

Adam Stone

Josh Marrison

Charlie Briglia Arjun Sajan

8B

Jayden Mahesanandan Pranav Kumaran

Vihanga Maddumahewa

8C

Adarsh Rao

8 D Sam Loiacono 8E

Christopher Hatzigeorgiou

Rayyaan Raheem

Josh De Sa

Phillip McKenzie

Lawson Colgrave

Peter Tzitzivakos

Nem Fernando

James Papanikolaou

Joseph Curtis

Marcus Merry

8F

Tom Bawden

Lachie Richards

Gurmanat Bhullar

Sam Waldron

8G

Daniel Muscat

Robert Amendola

Jacob Curry

Brandon Do

8H

Shevin Fernando

Eamon McKenzie

Lukas Herrera

Campbell Phelan

Year 7 Leaders Semester 1 Captain

Vice-Captain

Captain

Vice-Captain

7A

Deyan Naicker

Kini Fullman

Cosi Fornaro

Shanelle Algama

7B

James Crockett

Dominic Russo

Travis Pemberton

Ben Abraham

7C

Mishen De Silva

7 D Robert Kosta McCance

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Damien Lam

Andrew Keo

Miren De Silva

Alex Forster

Angelo Ioakimidis

Peter De Marco

7E

Karthikay Sharma

Prajay Paramesh

Will Iverson

Christian Kotsinadelis

7F

Nathan McNamara

Sebastian Filipovic

Steven Tran

Christian Heil

7 G James Orlando

Jay Rossington

Thomas Filipovic

Owen Plionis

7 H Jerine George

Blaike Klok

Jacob Poldrugvac

Cailan Manokaran

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“The community here at Salesian College has nurtured and fortified our sense of self, equipping us with the necessary tools to fulfil the essence of what it is to truly be a man, a man who stands by his word, a man who respects women, and, above all, a man who knows how to be ‘all things to all’.” We always dream about the day we would finally graduate, yet in this moment, the emotions of leaving behind the memories, experiences and friendships we have developed is something we don’t necessarily want to do. The memories we have created are all unique in their own special way. We have created them with the brothers with whom we stand arm in arm today. The transformation from boys to young men is not one which takes place overnight, but rather is a culmination of the efforts and beliefs of those around us. The community here at Salesian College has nurtured and fortified our sense of self, equipping us with the necessary tools to fulfil the essence of what it is to truly be a man, a man who stands by his word, a man who respects women, and, above all, a man who knows how to be ‘all things to all’. Our journey as young men has been guided through the throes of adolescence by dedicated educators and faculty members here at Salesian College. We sincerely thank you all for the unconditional support you have given us throughout our entire journey here at the College. You have shepherded us through our toughest times, you have imbued us with the concept of excellence, and have given us hope when we couldn’t find any. We would like to extend our gratitude to the Year 12 teachers this year, who have educated and inspired us

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through the toughest period of our studies. You always went above and beyond your roles, and displayed dedication and commitment to ensure that we had the greatest opportunity to achieve success. Finally, there is one more thankyou we would like to say. To Mrs Beurs, our Year Level Coordinator, you have gone far beyond your call of duty. You took time out of your day to deal with our arising issues, and you demanded that each and every one of us boys achieved success. You shared your knowledge and riveting sense of humour to ensure that we could grow to be the best men we could possibly be, and for this we will be forever indebted to you. We here at Salesian are so privileged to have the chance of undertaking a variety of different activities within the community. If you take nothing away from today, I encourage you to remember these three words: “Have a go”. One of the greatest things I did here at Salesian, was to “have a go”. I ventured out of my comfort zone and participated in a plethora of activities, which has allowed me to become the person I am today. I gained resilience, persistence, confidence and motivation from taking part in these diverse events. I will never regret auditioning for the musical, trialling for sporting teams or applying for leadership positions. They’re all just examples of the variety of things that helped me to possess

the qualities I have today. It should never matter if it’s not a cool thing to do, or whether it’s only something that athletic students or academic students always participate in. It’s the opportunities we have at the College which strengthen the culture within the community we so gratefully have. “Be gallant, be great, be gracious and be grateful for the opportunities you have.” An inspiring Jake Bailey said this as School Captain at a Christchurch secondary school. And you know what, he’s not wrong. Be grateful for the array of opportunities you have. Use them while you can, because after all, your big opportunity may be right where you are now. Maya Angelou once said, “You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise”. As I have experienced in my life, this signifies the importance of persevering through life’s difficulties. Explore the path untaken and live with courage and honour. My personal trials with Cystic Fibrosis have served as a catalyst for facilitating this sense of self within me. Through the many difficulties that come with fighting a chronic medical condition I have taught myself to turn challenging times into learning opportunities. Life throws its challenges at us constantly, but it’s important that we are able to learn from those

opportunities and develop our character. Anyone can do anything, because anything is possible, and as long as we continue to remember this, we will all get through those dark times, because, after all, it’s not about how hard we can hit. It’s about how hard we can get hit, and get back up and keep going. To all my brothers sitting in the front here today, we are the boys of SCC16, and with that comes pride, so embrace it. We have left our mark on this College whilst respecting ourselves in everything we did, striving together to achieve excellence in anything we pursued. For the 6 years of schooling we have spent together, it’s been a hell of a ride. We now turn the page in our book of life to the next chapter, one which is filled with uncertainty and anticipation as to what it may hold. I don’t know where it goes from here, what the future will hold for you, or for myself, but whichever path you choose, I wish you all the very best with that journey. I am so truly proud of what you have all achieved. I would like to leave you all with one parting thought. “Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” Thank you. Joshua Knight 2016 College Captain

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2016 STAFF Mr Adam Croft

Miss Alexandra Tsiavis

Miss Alicia Richardson

Mrs Amanda James

Mrs Amor Dahlenburg

Mr Andrew Schillaci

Mrs Anne Garofalo

Mr Anthony Barnes

Mr Anthony Johnson

Mr Anthony McClelland

Miss Ashley Simon

Mrs Barb Monaghan

Music Staff: Mr Brendan Toohey Mr David Neville Mrs Elizabeth Winfield Ms Emma Hallett Miss Laura Nichols Ms Melissa Adela Miss Roxy Kavanagh Mrs Zoe Frater

Br Barry Parker

Br Joe Ellul

Mr Brendan Douglas

Mr Byron Chen

Miss Caitlin Yann

Ms Carmel Meehan

Ms Carolyn Ellul

Mr Chris Pye

Mr Chris Ryan

Mr Darren Winfield

Mr David McDonald

Absent: Miss Aimee Brennan Mr Christopher Hayes Mr Carl Egan Ms Dani Francis Mr Dave Davenport Mr Joachim Min Fa Mr Johnathon Stevens Mr Lachlan Dwyer Miss Leah Karam Miss Monica De Rango Mr Nick Filippis Miss Nikita Rodrigues Mr Paul Azar Mr Peter Keecherer Mr Ron Lok Mr Sean West Mr Styron Augustus On leave: Mrs Alicia Wilson Ms Christina Gilchrist Ms Jenny Hubber Mrs Kamila Bielinski Mrs Kathryn Zwalf Mr Peter Moore

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Mr Damian McAuliffe

Mr Dan Pike

Mr Daniel Campisano

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Mr Dean Schimming

Mr Dennis Veneruzzo

Mr Domenic Scarpino

Mr Drew Thomas

Miss Elissa Galante

Ms Emerald Surrao

Fr Frank Bertagnolli

Fr Oreste Cantamessa

Mrs Gesualda Cafasso

Ms Heather Walsh

Mr Ian McKail

Ms Irene Apostolopoulos

Mrs Ivana Ryan

Mr Jack Palumbo

Mr Jacson Brennan

Ms Jan Moore

Mrs Jane Beams

Miss Jayne Cowell

Mrs Jenny Vanderhorst

Miss Joelle Chaperon

Mr John Visentin

Mrs Joyce Sendeckyj

Mrs Julie Arnold

Mr Justin Leeds

Mr KJ Mann

Mr Ken Verbyla

Mr Kim Beurs

Mr Leon Brooks

Mrs Lila Jean-Pierre

Mrs Lores Crestani-smith

Mrs Lorraine Ryan

Mr Luke Daidone

Mrs Lydia Triafylos

Mrs Malwina Gutowska-Dwyer

Mrs Marianne Marshall

Mr Mark Breen

Mr Mark Wang

Mrs Mary Menz

Ms Mary O’Sullivan

Ms Maryanne Xuereb

Miss Melina Barcellona

Mr Michael Caligiuri

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Mr Michael Shepherdson

Mrs Michelle Collins

Mr Mikeal Bloom

Miss Monique Capomolla

Mrs Nadia Knight

Mr Neil Carter

Mr Nicholas Shaw

Mr Nick Kearney

Ms Niki Pinirou

Mr Noel McGarry

Mr Paul Groves

Mr Paul Wise

Ms Paula Hanley

Mr Peter Bermingham

Ms Phina Tran

Miss Rachel Ivey

Mrs Rachel Morais

Mr Ray Sestito

Mr Reece Chang

Miss Reema Lok

Mrs Rhea Beurs

Mrs Rita Bonne

Mr Rob Mercer

Mr Robert Brennan

Mr Robert Chrzanowski

Mr Robert Marley

Ms Romilda Bennett

Ms Roslyn Joy Aylward

Ms Rozanne Misso

Mrs Sani Poulose

Miss Sarah Rapson

Mr Scott Peacock

Mr Simon Lloyd

Mr Stephen Sellwood

Mr Steve Beckham

Mr Steven Loonstra

Ms Suzie McErvale

Ms Tara Kimstra

Mr Terry Cristiano

Mr Thomas Dexter

Mr Tim Cox

Mrs Trudyanne Blyth

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BUSINESS REPORT It’s been an exciting year, with lots happening in the Administration Department, both new to the school and improving on what we already do well. An important project during the year was the introduction of Child Protection policies and procedures in response to a new Ministerial order. The development and rollout of the system was a challenging project, made easier by the great teamwork shown by all involved. A special thankyou to Brendan Douglas, who coordinated the rollout, and Complispace, who provided the content and management system. As a result, we now have a compliance system that not only manages Child Protection, but all compliance

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and governance issues within the College in areas such as OHS, Privacy, Risk Management and reporting. We have been very busy on the building front with the opening of the Naylon Arts Wing, Garelli VCAL precinct, and the commencement of the Food Technology construction. Further Master Planning and feasibility studies were completed for a Sports Precinct at Mannix, and a new Administration and Student Services building at Bosco. This process is more strategic in its focus, considering the enhancement of services offered by the College and planning for the longer term. A grant application has been lodged with Catholic Education Melbourne in

“We made some great steps forward in 2016…securing our position as a priority choice for families looking to provide the best education for their sons.” hope of a contribution to the cost of such a large development. We farewelled Caitlin Yann (Admin Assistant), who went to work in her dream job for Netball Australia. We wish her all the best. We welcomed Michelle Collins (Leadership Team Support), Leah Karam (Admin Assistant) and Nikita Rodrigues (Publications and Communications). They are excellent members of the team, who have shown great enthusiasm, and regularly contribute fresh ideas to the College. We feel that we have made some very positive improvements in how the Admin team is structured and functions. The definition of roles and responsibilities, not only of individuals,

but also for the teams themselves, has facilitated better teamwork, improved service and allowed strategic goals to be clearly defined. We made some great steps forward in 2016, which will be built upon into the future. This will ultimately consolidate our reputation in the wider community, securing our position as a priority choice for families looking to provide the best education for their sons. Mr Jack Palumbo Business Manager

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“During Terms Two and Three, the Garelli building installation and subsequent completion provided the VCAL students with a dedicated area of their own.” The Facilities Department started the year with the completion of the refurbishment of the Naylon building. We now have the state of the arts Fr Bill Edwards Auditorium, and brand new Media and Art rooms, including a large and modern gallery space. We also now have the Father Terence Jennings Room, which includes an open air deck and fully functioning kitchenette, and is large enough to hold College functions. The new, modern sports ‘home and away’ change rooms and toilets have been an additional plus for College sport games and functions. During Terms Two and Three, the Garelli building installation and subsequent completion

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provided the VCAL students with a dedicated area of their own. The work consisted of eight transportable modules which were craned into position between the Chapel and the Valdocco building on the western side of Bosco campus. This has created three additional classrooms, a staff office and a project break-out space. The project break-out space is equipped with full-width sliding doors, which can be opened up to an undercover canopy and courtyard to create an additional work space when required. A large adjoining deck to the Valdocco building also acts as a much needed loading dock for material deliveries. To complement the building work, a substantial amount of landscaping

FACILITIES was involved to tie in the surrounding areas. This has created a user-friendly courtyard, with three large concrete planter boxes that also double as a casual seating area. Following the VCAL Caravan Project in the Valdocco building, the two rooms were vacated, and we were able to commence with our Food Technology construction project in rooms V103 and V104. We now have a fully functioning Food Tech area, which consists of two rooms and 24 work stations with storage, as well as a dedicated demonstration bench and preparation area in V104. With the completion of all our projects in 2016, it was a great relief to the

Maintenance team of Mark Breen, Leon Brooks and Anthony McClelland that we were able to bring on board a new member to the team. We welcome Lachlan Grant, who will be assisting with our future projects, set-ups and maintenance around the college. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the dedicated and hardworking Maintenance team on another successful year. I would also like acknowledge the help of the Administration team, and, last but not least, Mr Jack Palumbo, whose guidance and input throughout the year was much appreciated. Mr Dennis Veneruzzo Facilities & Resources Manager

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

This year the IT Department faced many of the challenges and changes that inevitably occur in this age where the emphasis on technology is pronounced. 2016 has seen the completion of some important projects. These include upgrading the College’s CCTV systems, re-configuring and installing various UPS in the College switch cabinets, and finalising our server upgrades, along with the implementation of ICT in the new Garelli wing. There have been various IT changes throughout

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the year, with the College also investing significantly in online and software developments. These include providing Adobe Creative Cloud, upgrades to the College LMS (Learning Management System), and the implementation of upto-date security strategies. With the constant need to evolve and adapt to the needs of education, the IT team has also supported the integration of Microsoft Office 365. This will facilitate learning in 2017 within a more collaborative environment. This year we farewelled Mr Daniel Pike, who has been

“We find it particularly gratifying to work within a community that values our contributions, and so often says so.” working at the College for two years in an AFL Trainee Program as a Junior ICT Technician. Daniel was a team player grounded in his thinking, with an excellent approach to the tasks he was given, and a biddable and friendly disposition. Daniel enjoyed his time with us, and he leaves with our very best wishes. I would like to thank our Principal, Mr Robert Brennan, and the Leadership Team for the support provided throughout the year. To our staff and students, we say thank you for your forbearance, patience, and

your acknowledgement of the work we do here in IT. We find it particularly gratifying to work within a community that values our contributions, and so often says so. Finally, I would like to thank Terry and Robert for their individual efforts and for the spirit of cooperation that is part of what we have become. There has been a lot of pressure at times, but you bring such support, goodwill and humour to our department. Mr Kj Maan IT Manager

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DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING

A hugely exciting year for the Development and Marketing team, 2016 saw Nikita Rodrigues into the Publications and Communications role and the structure of the department enhanced. With more hands came increased engagement, connection, and positive word of mouth with past, present and prospective students and families through a variety of mediums.

Fine tuning the first impression experience, we focussed on prospective families in an effort to inform families about navigating the secondary school experience; ultimately empowering them to choose a school that is the right fit for their needs. Information Evenings across the year were at capacity, proving the growing strength of our reputation.

Celebrating and profiling our very own community stories, our bi-annual Griffin magazine saw us focus on two distinct themes; Breakthroughs and Innovation and Commitment to Service, with past students Professor Mark Dawson (Class of 1992) and Commodore Alan Thompson (Class of 1962). Stories proved to resonate with readers, with a substantial 80 per cent increase in online readership engagement from our 2015 issue.

Primary School Programs and relationships were developed on, introducing primary school students to the secondary school environment, ultimately building their confidence and familiarity with life as a Secondary School student. Feedback was outstanding, with a number of new schools in the area taking up the opportunity to sign up to the program.

With a successful Hall of Fame Dinner and a variety of Reunions throughout the year, the team focused on formally recognising and celebrating the contributions of Alumni who have achieved significant success in their chosen fields of service, and who act as positive role models for current and future students.

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always turning up with a keenness to assist. It has been a delight having them in the Tour Guide Program over the three years. Thank you to Mary Menz, our College Registrar and PA to the Principal, whose instrumental input and facilitation of the Tour Guide Program is much appreciated and who has been a pleasure to work alongside. Nikita Rodrigues has been a delightful addition to the team, showing great attitude and ability. A sincere thank you also to Michelle Collins and Leah Karam, who

supported the functioning of the Development and Marketing Team during 2016, ensuring we delivered a better service to our community. To the Principal, Rob Brennan, Business Manager, Jack Palumbo, and the Leadership Team, it has been a pleasure achieving together. I look forward to what exciting future plans together, we can attain in 2017 and beyond. Ms Suzie McErvale Head of Development and Marketing

The success of these well attended events and programs can only be attributed to the people who made them possible. A special thank you to our dedicated Tour Guides, who displayed a consistent and loyal approach to supporting events and programs during the academic year. We farewell our Year 10 Tour Guides; Anthony Basile, Sam Bisas, Thierry Kasimis, Mark Linden, Eamon Perkins, Jamie Phung and Jack Stewart, who have been instrumental to the program since joining,

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CANTEEN

Looking back as 2016 draws to an end, there is one thing that never changes - boys who are always hungry, with the insatiable ability to devour mountains of food. Thank you to the parent volunteers who generously gave up their time to assist us. This year we had four

dads, and one parent of an ex-student on our yearly roster. At the Year 12 Valedictory Dinner we had the pleasure of presenting a small token of appreciation to six parent helpers who left the College after volunteering for six continuous years or more.

They were: 6 Years (2011 -2016) Tina Antonucci, Pam Genevese, Donna Grugnale, Pri Turnbull 8 Years (2009 - 2016) Vivian Urban 8 Years + over (1998 – 2016) Patricia Carron

We wish you all the best in the future. We will miss you! Another very special mention and thanks to the Year 12 students who gave up their recess and lunch times to serve at the counter. On Tuesday 11 October, we hosted the ten students with a morning tea, whilst we served at the counter. Again this year, the Canteen received the “City of Monash Golden Plate Award” for the tenth year running. We 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 the parent volunteers. On behalf of the staff in the canteen, Julie, Jenny, Lores, Lois and myself, I wish you all a safe and happy holiday, and look forward to seeing you in 2017. Mrs Barbara Monaghan Canteen Manager

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PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION

2016 was another productive year for the Parents’ Association. We continued with our traditional role of catering for College community events, such as the wellestablished Year 7 Social Night, the Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day Breakfasts, the Art and Technology Show, and the Cabaret Night. We also provided dinner for the fifty boys visiting from Samoa, and fed around 600 people at the Year 7 Orientation BBQ at the end of the year. One of the highlights of 2016 for us, however, was the Thank You Morning Tea for Teachers and Staff. This was held in the middle of the year, and we were very lucky to receive an abundant and varied assortment of home-cooked treats from College families. We also presented the staff with a beautiful candle in memory of staff member Tony Johnston, who passed away during the year.

and featuring the College logo. This small welcome gift from the PA is intended as a way of helping students to “break the ice” at recess and lunchtime in their first week. We have also funded the Year 12 tie. This tie, designed by the students, has been paid for by families in the past, but in 2017 we will be giving this

as a farewell gift from the PA to students in their final year. Finally, at the time of writing, we are looking into providing microwaves for student use at recess and lunchtime. A big thankyou goes to the people who volunteered their time to assist at College functions this year,

in particular Lois Curry and Ruth Loiacono, who have been unflagging in their efforts to help with all functions, and best wishes to Tracy Stone, who has taken over the President role for 2017. Mrs Chris Cahill 2016 Parents’ Association President

We had terrific feedback from the staff about the Morning Tea. A huge thankyou to the families who supported us with donations. The fundraising levy paid by families has been put to good use this year. As well as funding our catering efforts, some of this money is being used in a number of new initiatives. On the first day of school in 2017, the Year 7s will each receive a ball in their House colour

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

As the world continues to change rapidly before us, Catholic Education, and in particular, Religious Education, becomes more and more important in the lives of our young people. Young people need to learn to love, to have faith and hope and grow their optimism about themselves and what they can contribute to the world. Our Religious Education program seeks to engage students in making sense and meaning of everyday life, in the light of the teaching of the Catholic Church and the traditions of the Catholic community. Our boys bring diverse experiences, contexts and narratives into the Religious Education process. We have therefore established a creative framework of

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dialogue, understanding and action, leading students in a process of deep learning, evaluation and response to the mysteries of life, enlivened by the Holy Spirit. This is activated in three areas: Learning, Liturgy, and Life. In the area of Learning students develop their understanding of: Scripture and Jesus, Church and Community, God, Religion and Life, Prayer, Liturgy and Sacraments, Morality and Justice. These topics, which form part of the curriculum, give students an opportunity to grow in their understanding of what it means to be part of a Catholic community. In the area of Liturgy, students are involved in class, year level, house and whole school masses. Students this year

have participated in a variety of ways, including being altar servers, readers and taking part in the offering of the gifts. The greatest highlight of the year in this area has been the Sacramental Program. We have had three boys asking to be Baptised, nine students asking to receive the Sacrament of First Communion and First Reconciliation and twentysix boys receiving the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation, celebrated by Monsignor Greg Bennet. This was truly an inspiring liturgy to witness and be a part of. Special thanks to Miss Sarah Rapson, Miss Melina Barcellona and Mr Noel McGarry for the preparation of the students. In the area of Life, students develop a greater awareness of our need and responsibility to support others in need, as

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well as growing spirituality, with Jesus as their example. Social Justice is not only learning how to help others, but acting to help others. Students from Year 7 through to Year 12 have had a number of opportunities to put their faith into action through the Caritas fundraising, the St Vincent Winter and Christmas Appeals and the awareness and fundraising campaigns for the Salesian Missions. It has been a wonderful year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Miss Sarah Rapson (Assistant to the Assistant Principal – Faith and Mission) for her assistance and enthusiasm, without which these things would not have been possible. Mrs Nadia Knight Assistant Principal – Faith and Mission

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SOCIAL JUSTICE LEAGUE

“Catholic social teaching... encourages [students] to understand that small actions and contributions can make a very significant difference in the lives of those in need.”

Catholic social teaching is a big part of the life of a student at Salesian College Chadstone. It teaches them what it means to be Catholic and a part of the Catholic Community. It also encourages them to understand that small actions and contributions can make a very significant difference in the lives of those in need. At the end of their time at the College, we hope that every student acquires an understanding about: 1. Preferential Option for the Poor 2. Dignity of the Human Person 3. Stewardship of Creation 4. Subsidiarity and Participation 5. The Common God 6. Solidarity

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In Religious Education and Senior Oratory Classes, students learnt about Caritas, St Vincent de Paul and Salesian Missions. These focuses allowed students to widen their understanding of the meaning of Social Justice, Catholic teaching and how individuals CAN make a big difference in the lives of others who are in need. Our Missions Ambassador (and Social Justice Captain) Jake Dell’Arciprete led the student body in fundraising for each of these groups. Our Caritas focus in Term One raised $4,945.45 through a variety of activities, including canteens at sporting carnivals, the pancake cook off on Shrove Tuesday, Easter raffles and casual clothes days. Our St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal in Term Two

collected over 100 packing boxes filled with winter clothing, blankets and toiletries for those families who were doing it tough during winter this year. In Term Three our focus was Salesian Missions. This year our focus was further inspired by a visit from the young boys from Don Bosco Technical Centre, Alafua, Samoa. Term Three activities included the selling of international food during Community week, a casual clothes day and a whole school Walkathon. In total we raised a total of $21,229.35. In addition, Damon Ollerenshaw and Lachlan Magee, along with Miss Lexi Tsiavis, travelled to Samoa to learn firsthand how our contributions support our brothers and sisters in Samoa.

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The St Vincent Christmas hampers in Term Four also demonstrate to our students how the small things can make a big difference to others in need in our local community during the festive season. It has been a wonderful year in the area of Social Justice at Salesian College, and I look forward to new and inspiring projects, learning and fundraising in 2017. In the words of Mother Teresa; “There are no great things, only small things with great love.” Mrs Nadia Knight Assistant Principal – Faith and Mission

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SALESIAN MISSIONS

Our long and proud history began on August 16, 1815, with the birth of our founder, St. John Bosco. At the age of nine, John had a dream which called him to dedicate his life to the education of poor and disadvantaged young people. John followed his calling by entertaining and influencing his peers, even as a child. In 1841, he was ordained a priest, and in 1859 established the Society of St. Francis of Sales, – popularly known as the Salesians. It was the beginning of a movement grounded in John’s educational style based on reason, religion and loving kindness. Since its humble beginnings, the Salesians have inspired many others to follow the path of St. John Bosco.

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Growth over the decades has enabled the Salesians to expand into regions of the world where the need is greatest. Today, we are located in more than 130 countries, and touch the lives of millions of families. It is this history which is our inspiration. Each year our Term Three focus is the Salesian Missions. This year our focus was further inspired by a visit from the young boys from Don Bosco Technical Centre, Alafua, Samoa. They presented the College community with the SIVA Tour and Concert. It was a remarkable concert, bursting with joy and hope-filled Salesianity. The beautiful singing and dancing certainly impressed our staff and students. It also brought

about a desire in our students to assist those in need. In fact, the purpose of the tour was to share the beauty of Samoan culture and the hope that the boys at the Centre have of a positive future. This year, as part of our Community Week celebrations, the Chadstone community took part in a Walkathon, to express our solidarity with our Salesian brothers and sisters. In this Walkathon we raised $16,785.90. Contributing to this were totals from our casual clothes day, raising $3,395.25, and international food sales, raising $1,048.20. Our Salesian Mission Term activities raised a total of $21,229.35 for Don Bosco Technical Centre in Alafua,

Samoa. This money allows the Salesians in Samoa to continue their work for the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable. Mrs Nadia Knight Assistant Principal – Faith and Mission

“Since its humble beginnings, the Salesians have inspired many others to follow the path of St. John Bosco.”

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OAKLEIGH CONNECTIONS

During 2016 Salesian College continued hosting weekly visits from the Oakleigh Centre. The Oakleigh Connections program supports people with intellectual disabilities to participate in community based activities. One such activity involves visits to Salesian College on Fridays at lunchtime, enabling many students to engage socially with our guests as they shared lunch, kicked the footy and threw the frisbee. More than 30 students seized the opportunity to support this activity during the year. Some came once or twice, whilst others came along more regularly, even weekly. A number of Year 12 students also participated this year as part of the Social Justice

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component of their Oratory course. By becoming involved in this program, students gave a little of themselves, and upheld the tradition of generosity that everyone at Salesian College should be proud of. Staff members Miss Elissa Galante, Miss Alexandra Tsiavis and Mr Thomas Dexter willingly gave up lunchtimes to also be strong supporters of the program. Barb’s canteen team once again organised lunches, which were most appreciated by our guests, whilst Heather and Gesualda at Reception were always a friendly point of contact for our visitors.

this long established program to continue during 2016. Thanks also to the wonderful staff who helped our guests feel welcome here at Salesian College. I look forward to this program continuing in 2017. Mr Peter Bermingham Oakleigh Connections Program Coordinator

“By becoming involved in this program, students gave a little of themselves, and upheld the tradition of generosity that everyone at Salesian College should be proud of.”

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LEARNING AND CURRICULUM

“The first year of the new Year 9 curriculum has been a resounding success, with new opportunities for boys to be challenged and enlivened with a flexible curriculum that facilitates deep engagement and fosters resilience.”

2016 has been a year of significant development and change at Salesian College in the area of Teaching and Learning. With a new curriculum being developed for implementation in 2018, and Year 9 changes rolling out for the first year, 2016 was always going to be busy for those charged with developing and maintaining the curriculum offerings at Salesian College. The first year of the new Year 9 curriculum has been a resounding success, with new opportunities for boys to be challenged and enlivened with a flexible curriculum that facilitates deep engagement and fosters resilience. The

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feedback from students, parents and teachers has indicated that we have met the challenge to prepare boys for all they will encounter in the senior years of secondary education. This feedback will allow for further refinement of the programs, and for the possible addition of different subject offerings in the future. The Learning and Curriculum Team has been working over the course of the past two years to prepare for the full implementation of the Victorian Curriculum in 2018. Some changes were a matter of adjusting existing courses to align them

with new requirements, but there have also been significant changes for 2017, with more to come. The addition of Digital Technologies as a separate subject for Years 7 & 8 in 2017 will allow boys to investigate and understand the complexities and issues surrounding the use of ICT in the world. They will learn coding, along with strategies in using the College’s Learning Management system, SIMON, more effectively to manage their own learning. We also look forward to the addition of new kitchens in 2017 to offer Food Technology as an elective subject that builds upon the incredible success of the Mannix

Masterchef elective at Year 9 this year. Plans are also in place to add a second language to our options for boys in 2018, with an Asian language the most probable addition to offer our boys greater opportunities in this area of the curriculum. The opening of the refurbished Naylon Wing has provided students and staff with purpose-built learning spaces that have enhanced the learning opportunities for boys. The Media, Art and IT rooms have proved to be wonderful learning spaces over the course of 2016. Similarly, the addition of the new Garelli building for Applied Learning has

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provided the perfect learning space for our VCAL and PreCal students in Years 10 – 12 to complete their projects and meet outcomes. The Year 12 VCAL boys’ ambitious caravan renovation project (in partnership with the Caravan Industry Association of Victoria), is a testament to the opportunities for learning in this area. The implementation of a series of action research projects by staff in the area of 21st Century Learning has been significant, as staff teams investigate new ways to approach the task of teaching and engaging students. Teachers have

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been working in teams over the course of the year in group projects in the broad areas of Differentiation, Literacy and Growth Mindsets. These research projects have allowed teachers to investigate, trial and evaluate particular approaches, methodologies and initiatives which have the potential to improve the learning outcomes of students. We hope to see a number of these projects taken up by the whole staff if they have been demonstrated to be effective in our smaller scale trials. The work of the Heads of Departments has been significant in shaping the learning experiences

of boys in 2016, and I thank them sincerely for their persistence and expert leadership. Mrs Nadia Knight (Religious Education), Mr David McDonald (Mathematics), Mr Chris Pye (English), Miss Alicia Richardson (Science), Mrs Kamila Bielinski and Mr Damian McAuliffe (Humanities), Ms Maryanne Xuereb (Performing Arts), Ms Ros Aylward (Visual Arts), Mr Justin Leeds (Technology), Mr Stephen Sellwood (Human Development), Ms Paula Hanley (Applied Learning), Ms Carmel Meehan and Mr Kim Beurs (Learning Support), Mrs Joyce Sendeckyj (RRC) and Mrs Ivana Ryan (LOTE) have

all provided exceptional leadership for the staff within their departments, and have contributed greatly to the development of our curriculum in 2016. 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

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“Here’s a thought - all of you, at least once, has written or said something that was of genuine interest to either your teacher or fellow students. You may not know you have done this, but you have.”

ENGLISH

It has been a vibrant year for the English Faculty here at Salesian College. Boys have engaged in exciting learning programs designed to challenge them, but also to pique a sense of interest and authentic enquiry. No doubt, for teachers and students alike, there have been many great moments in English classes. These instances, where genuine engagement and learning take place, make English the marvellous subject that it is! This year, the department undertook a variety of activities to augment learning that takes place in the classroom. Here is a brief recount:

Year 7 & 8 Boys undertook the Salesian Reading Program. Throughout this, they have been encouraged to read novels about subject matter that interest them. Further, they were invited to write reflections on these texts, as well as discussing them with teachers and friends.

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Year 9 Creative Writing Students gathered to listen to professional writer, Spiri Tsintziras, as she spoke about the tools and process for creative writing. It was an illuminating speech. The boys came away with the understanding that the creative process is as much about craft and good old fashioned hard work as it is about finding the initial inspiration for the piece.

Year 11 English Students undertook the Salesian Improvement Plan. Broadly, the aim was to improve their writing skills. The plan entailed boys having a minimum score they were to achieve and, if they weren’t able to do this, to follow a process of consultation with older, proficient English students to guide the way for improvement.

Year 12 English The Salesian Old Collegians Tutoring program took place. Here, former students came in to mentor our current batch of learned scholars. Boys received expert, current suggestions about how to prepare well for SACs and then to nail the SAC when the time came. The year level also saw Medea, performed at the Dandenong Drum Theatre. It must be said that many of the boys enjoyed the pomp and ceremony of the theatre experience! Outside of events particular to the year levels, the College submitted written pieces for the Shared Stories compendium. There was some outstanding work put forward – so much flair, insight and vitality. We congratulate the boys whose work will be on display: Year 7 Shreyas Sivashankar Year 8 Vihanga Maddumahewa Adrien Chu Chung Chuck Allen Saji Jarrod Sands

Year 12 Kishon Pawar Sasika Wijewardana I would like to thank the English Faculty for their passion and hard work over 2016. We have a great stable of teachers who simply love the subject and are committed to delivering it in a thoughtful and lively way. Finally, I would like to thank all the boys who participated in English this year. Here’s a thought - all of you, at least once, has written or said something that was of genuine interest to either your teacher or fellow students. You may not know you have done this, but you have. The message is clear. If you have something to say, put your hand up and let it be said. If you have a creative line of thinking, find the right vehicle and put it forward. If you have a unique piece of analysis, release it and let it permeate. When you do this, English starts to make sense and the world seems a more interesting place. Mr Chris Pye Head of English

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MATHEMATICS

Flexibility with numbers has been my message to students and staff here at the College in 2016. How many ways can you think of calculating 15 x 18 without a calculator? Did you do it the traditional way, like most of us were taught, or did you think 10 x 18 = 180, so 5 x 18 = half of 180 (or 90), which gives 270? Or maybe you tried 15 x 18 = 15 x 2 x 9, so the answer is the same as 9 x 30 = 270. Or perhaps you did 20 x 15 = 300 and then subtracted 2 x 15 = 30, to get 270. There are many traditional algorithms or processes to calculate with numbers, but there are also many creative ways of working with numbers that are not only often more efficient, but are at the heart of understanding more advanced concepts in Mathematics. This is especially the case when we visualise what is actually being done. Mathematics is, and should be, a visual and creative subject, but we sometimes get caught thinking that there is only one way to understand it or to use it.

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Flexibility requires us to be open to multiple ways of doing things, as well as to be prepared to share our thinking, even when we realise that we might have made a mistake. These are learning opportunities for everyone. We need to embrace a willingness to explore, to make conjectures and hypothesise, to look for and recognise patterns (even ones that might seem unrelated) - in short, to adopt an attitude of discovery. Our task here at Salesian College is to open up Mathematics to everyone as much as possible, and to encourage these characteristics. In VCE, these same characteristics are definitely encouraged within the new study designs that we have implemented in 2016. SACs are meant to be more open-ended, and require more choice for students to formulate and solve problems without needing too much guidance. A number of us have been attending a series of four professional development days run by the Catholic

Education Office (CEO), which aim to use the results from current research to enhance our understanding of how to better develop a deeper understanding of some fundamental mathematical concepts and skills in our students. We hope to implement these ideas and activities into our daily teaching plans. Again, there were some strong results from the Australian Mathematics Competition in 2016. Over 100 students from Years 7 – 10 participated, which resulted in 29 Distinctions and 3 High Distinctions being awarded, an increase on previous years. Distinctions recognise students in the top 20% of the state, and High Distinctions recognise those in the top 3%, with over 80% of students recognised as being in the top 55%. I congratulate all participating students for their interest and enthusiasm. Next year we look forward to consolidating our semester-length enrichment subjects offered at Year 9 for the first time this year,

as well as implementing the new Victorian Curriculum, along with its newest requirement of ‘algorithmic thinking’, a type of introduction to the logic of coding or programming. Mr David McDonald Head of Mathematics

“We need to embrace a willingness to explore, to make conjectures and hypothesise, to look for and recognise patterns (even ones that might seem unrelated) - in short, to adopt an attitude of discovery.”

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SCIENCE

It’s been an exciting year in science in 2016!

“With seventeen VCE Science classes running in 2016, the labs were always a hive of activity, with many practical activities and excursions, allowing boys to have hands-on experience with the scientific phenomena they were exploring.”

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This year, 30 students from Years 8-12 chose to take part in the International Big Science Competition, and achieved some wonderful results, with four High Distinctions, four Distinctions and eleven Credits awarded. The test assessed the boys on critical thinking and problem solving skills in real life science scenarios. Congratulations to our four students who achieved High Distinction Awards, Thomas Inglis, Allen Saji, Edward Crossland and Tony Doan. These students were placed in the top 5% of the 48,000 students who participated, which is a fantastic achievement. Year 7 students were given the opportunity to become the teacher as they visited primary schools as part of the Salesian Kid Program. They ran activities with primary students, and were provided with a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate their building knowledge of scientific concepts and to strengthen their growing leadership skills. In the first year of the new Year 9 program, two Science electives were introduced. Students were extended in the areas of Forensic Science and Physics in these enrichment electives. The Big Bang Theory class

enjoyed a visit to Science Works, particularly the ‘light show’. The Forensic Science curriculum was filled with practical exposure to forensic procedures, allowing students to become familiar with the work of real-life scientists in the collection of evidence and the solving of crimes. The Science team was excited to welcome a new subject at VCE level to the Year 11s in 2016, with Mr Nick Shaw being the first teacher at the college to teach an enthusiastic group of boys Environmental Science. This area of Science is a growing field, and is becoming more relevant in the lives of our boys, with the discussion of climate change being a conversation that will continue into their adult years. The lab became filled with interesting plants and grasses throughout the year, as the boys investigated variables and were provided with opportunities to collect data during field trips. These first-hand experiences will continue into 2017, as the boys undertake Year 12 Environmental Science and have the opportunity to conduct more elaborate field work. It is encouraging to see so many of our Senior students electing to continue their learning

of Science, with many having aspirations of following their love of science at University. With seventeen VCE Science classes running in 2016, the labs were always a hive of activity, with many practical activities and excursions, allowing boys to have handson experience with the scientific phenomena they were exploring. A few of the more memorable experiences for our Year 12s were the challenges posed by titration in Chemistry, and witnessing the amazing ability of Vincent Kakkos to fall asleep attached to many electrodes, at the Epworth Sleep Laboratory in East Melbourne during a Psychology excursion. It is always a rewarding experience to walk through the Science labs and hear the excitement of students discovering the difference between a sedimentary and igneous rock, witnessing a reaction of chemicals, recording data with the motion detectors, or seeing a group of Year 7 students testing their paper plane prototypes out in the elements. I would like to acknowledge the hard work and consistent passion that the Science teaching team and laboratory staff have for continuing to nurture the passion and love of Science in our College community. Miss Alicia Richardson Head of Science 2016 Salesian College Annual


VISUAL ARTS

“Creativity is intelligence having fun” Albert Einstein. The Visual Arts faculty’s goal this year was to have the Arts Curriculum exist beyond the classroom. Our students have achieved several honourable mentions and awards in Arts this year, and the benefits the Arts have provided to our community have been evident. It has been fantastic to see students entering competitions with enthusiasm, such as the Pixel Prize, for which two students were shortlisted, and the Salvation Army’s Film Competition, “Hidden Others’, which saw finalists also. Two Year 12 students achieved shortlisting for the Monash Family Services Movie Screening Night with their short film entries. Of course, this increased presence in the community would not happen without the assistance, motivation and passion of our staff. At the beginning of 2016, the Visual Arts Department began the task of moving from temporary classrooms to the newly refurbished Naylon Arts Wing. The task was achieved throughout Term One, with the official Naylon Wing opening in April. Since then, numerous visitors to the area have all commented on the spaciousness and welcoming atmosphere of the Gallery, together with the practicality of the art rooms, media suites and capture space.

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This inspiring space has been uplifting for staff and students alike, as there has been a positive and productive feel across all year levels involved in Visual Arts. Other highlights this year have included Senior class visits to Top Arts, Top Design and Top Screen, and numerous gallery excursions and guest speaker visits. It is also wonderful to have past students visit to share their knowledge with students, which happened many times throughout the year. The new Year 9 Challenge Electives, “Outdoor Sculpture Challenge”, headed by Ms Mary O’Sullivan, and “Media Crew”, headed by Miss Rachel Ivey, further extended the talents and abilities of the Year 9 program. Mrs Anne Garofalo, Ms Mary O’Sullivan, Mr Paul Wise, Miss Elissa Galante and Miss Rachel Ivey all deserve credit for their outstanding dedication and contribution to our students’ endeavours. I would also like to thank our outgoing technician, Mr Malcolm Lloyd, for his assistance over the last three years at the College, and, in particular, for his help with the arduous task of moving our department in Term One. Since his exit, Mr Jonathan Stevens, an ex-student of the College, has stepped up to the challenge of being the new Art Technician, for which we are very grateful. Ms Ros Aylward Head of Visual Arts

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TECHNOLOGY STUDIES “By undertaking studies within the Technology Department, students gain a vast array of transferable skills, knowledge and attitudes that will be useful in further studies and in the creation of a preferred future.” The importance and necessity of technologies, (either design, digital, or a combination of these), is a given, a ‘no–brainer’ in our 21st century world. Technologies improve and impact the lives of people, cultures and societies globally. People rely upon technologies for food production, communications, commerce, construction, defence, energy and water management, health and wellbeing, knowledge creation, information management, exploration, manufacturing and transportation. It is evident that we have become more and more dependent on the efficient

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and seamless provision of numerous forms of technology to help us work, learn, and relax. The conception, realisation and provision of these technologies comes about through the efforts of people who possess qualities and skills such as creativity, innovation, collaboration, entrepreneurship, persistence, critical thinking, project management, ethics and a ‘can do’ attitude. Many, if not all, of these characteristics are identified in the current Technologies curriculum, which provides guidance for teachers and students. In the Valdocco building of the College, students work

collaboratively to create products that require effort and persistence to be created successfully. They apply project management skills to ensure that major year-long builds stay on track and within budget. They apply critical thinking skills to overcome problems and use resources in a sustainable manner. They investigate ethical sourcing of materials, use tools and equipment safely and effectively, and reflect upon and evaluate the success of their designing, planning and producing activities. They respond to feedback from peers and teachers, and make modifications and enhancements to their products as necessary.

By undertaking studies within the Technology Department, students gain a vast array of transferable skills, knowledge and attitudes that will be useful in further studies and in the creation of a preferred future. In order to imbue our students with these important and useful attributes, some new technologies were installed in the department. An exciting development was the purchase and installation of three Up Box 3D printers, which have markedly augmented the department’s capabilities in the area of rapid prototyping and the production of one-off specialist components. The printers have allowed many students to design and print intricate or hard to find parts

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for Systems Engineering projects. The Technology staff and students are discovering many exciting applications for the printers, and will embed their use into the curriculum more deeply in 2017. Another successful and exciting development this year has been the introduction of the Maker Space, where junior students are taught to code or program LEGO robotic vehicles and then participate in competitions with other robots. These two initiatives have enabled many students to experience cutting edge technologies and to apply them to authentic problem solving in the classroom or workshop.

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The Department has also trialled the use of Peer Feedback as Formative Assessment across several year levels as a means of engaging students more deeply in the design process. This practice has been shown to help students learn from their peers and to accept feedback in a responsible manner. It has been a productive and exciting year in the Technology Department, and I wish to thank all the Technology teachers and support staff for their efforts and assistance. Mr Justin Leeds Head of Department

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2016 VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN SHOW This year the 2016 Visual Arts and Technology Show was held in the Naylon Gallery and adjoining art rooms for the first time. The purpose-built facilities of the new gallery and spaces showed off student projects brilliantly, and added to the atmosphere of the show. Some 200-plus people attended the evening, and expressed their appreciation for the new exhibition space. The guest speaker on the night was Creative Director and Principal Founder of ‘Studio Equator’, Mr Carlos Flores. Carlos recalled his years as an ‘old boy’ of the College with humour and nostalgia, as he reflected on being a fourteen-year-old boy fresh from El Salvador. He also shared his life

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experience of working in the creative industry, which was received by an engaged and captivated audience. Students received awards for their dedication in subjects across the Visual Arts and Technology Departments. Each student was acknowledged and congratulated by Carlos and our Principal, Mr Rob Brennan, for the passionate, hard-working and creative work ethic that led to their success. A big thankyou to everyone who helped to ensure that the evening ran smoothly. Although setting up in our new building was met with some teething issues, the team efforts of both departments working together ultimately paid off.

Along with the staff of both Visual Arts and Technology, a special mention must be made of the Visual Art and Technology technicians, the grounds and maintenance staff for their assistance with setting up, the Parents and Friends Association for their contributions to catering, the students who assisted on the night, our Tour Guides for their hospitality and all other staff members who contributed to the organisation of the event. Each of the contributions, both big and small, ensured that a delightful evening was experienced by all. Ms Ros Aylward Head Of Visual Arts

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“Each student was acknowledged and congratulated by Carlos and our Principal, Mr Rob Brennan, for the passionate, hard-working and creative work ethic that led to their success.�

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ITALIAN

It was an exciting year in Italian, with the development of a number of programs. In Year 8, students were given the opportunity to explore the topic of La Piazza, where they were able to choose from a number of learning outcomes such as role plays, design a model, create a song or design a quiz. In the Year 9 ‘Italian Accents’ program, students studied the development of Formula Uno in Italy. The course focused on the Ferrari and the impact Enzo Ferrari has had on the car industry. Students visited the Albert Park Grand Prix and came face to face with the fast paced world of the Formula Uno. In Semester 2, the Year 9 students studied La Sfilata, Turismo and Agiturismo. These studies culminated in exploring typical Italian produce used in the cuisine, and creating traditional culinary delights.

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Dante Alighieri Competition The Dante Alighieri Poetry competition was well attended by the Senior Italian students. Students attended Melbourne University to deliver their poem in front of Italian examiners. Jonathon Bong and Jake Dell’Arciprete received a High Distinction, and four students received an Honourable Mention: Joseph Cefai, Elio Charbine, Max Piccolo and Ben Sexton. All boys are to be congratulated on their performances. Following the recital, the students were treated to a pizza lunch, which was followed by a Brunetti’s gelato.

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This year Salesian College held a Junior Poetry competition. The Years 7 & 8 students participated in the recital of Italian poems called Quando Piove (When it Rains), Alberi (Trees) and Siamo Andati in Tutto il Mondo (We Went All Over the World). The students performed their poems with good expression and fluency. The winner of the High Distinction Award was Vihanga Maddumahewa, the Honourable Mention Award went to Sam Coronado, and the Merit Award went to Daniel Sapozhnykov. Congratulations to all students who participated.

The Language Perfect program is an online grammar and vocabulary website that challenges the students to improve their knowledge and understanding of the Italian language. All Year 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. Students entered the challenge with enthusiasm. The following students achieved a Gold Award: Shevin Fernando, Vihanga Maddumahewa, Jordan Dam and Joseph Curtis.

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Language Week Festivities Incursion – Celebration of Immigration The Senior students were treated to a performance called the “Celebration of Immigration”. The performance focused on Italian immigration, the hardships new Italian immigrants confronted, and the contributions that the Italians made to all areas of life in Australia, particularly to the food industry. Students viewed original film footage of migrant arrival in Australia in the 1950s, and listened to a documentary in Italian. This was followed by discussion and interaction with culturally significant practices which now form part of the Australian way of life. The presentation concluded with the lively

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and graceful steps of the Tarantella, the dance of the spider. No Italian celebration would be complete without the song and dance of the Tarantella. The students mastered the rhythms and moves of the dance and were able to shake off the legendary poison of the spider! The seniors fine-tuned their knowledge of the Taranta by participating in a workshop of Italian folklore music with Francesco Bufarini. Activities during Language Week Students participated in a variety of activities during Language Week. Some classes took part in a Bocce competition, whilst other classes took part in class quizzes. There was also an Italian ‘Question of the Day’ challenge posted in the

library, which many students enthusiastically embraced. A number of canteen vouchers were awarded to the winners of the competitions. Students were also able to indulge in Italian treats from the canteen. There were many students who attended a screening of the Italian movie, ‘Il Re Leone’,

during lunch time. The staff were also treated to caffè, Baci and biscotti. This was an enjoyable week for staff and students, and we look forward to a greater array of activities for next year. Mrs Ivana Ryan Head of LOTE

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PERFORMING ARTS

The Performing Arts Department goes from strength to strength every year. The boys participated in a number of events throughout the year, both externally and within the College. The Music Department began the year with the Music Camp at Ferngully Lodge in Healesville, for four days of intense rehearsals. ‘Seussical the Musical’ was our production this year. What a great event, with amazing talent both on stage and off! The entire show had the audience captivated until the end. The boys (and girls) should be very proud of what they achieved, as we had nothing but outstanding comments. Each year, our concert band participates in the Victorian School Music Festival (VSMF) at Hawthorn Arts Centre. Time and time again we see our bands do such a marvellous job. This year, the Senior and Intermediate concert bands joined forces to play as one, with great results. The 11th 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, not to mention the talented staff, students and family members who perform! Breathtaking! Finally, there are the Autumn and Spring Concerts. Each semester, our Year 7

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students learn an instrument and play as a band. The students have one 40-minute lesson a week to learn how to play the instrument, and master the music for the concert. Four Year 7 classes per semester came together and performed as one ensemble. During our second semester we had the introduction of Strings and Vocals to the Year 7 Band program. It’s wonderful to see the enthusiasm of the boys to learn something new and to step outside their comfort zone. Seeing 100+ boys sing together is truly something special, and is something I look forward to every semester. The Music Department are off on their first ever International Music Tour to Honolulu, Hawaii, in March 2017. The Pacific Basin Music Festival is an international event, bringing together some of the most talented high school level instrumental and choral music ensembles from the countries of the Pacific Basin and beyond. Only a limited number of ensembles are selected to attend in any given year. We wish them all the best and look forward to hearing all about it in 2017. The Drama Department is another part of the Performing Arts program. Drama currently runs from Years 7 – 10, with students performing a wide variety of dramatic work.

A wonderful addition to the College building program is the Brother Bill Edwards Auditorium, a specially constructed theatrette for the teaching of Classroom Drama. Drama has not had its own home at the school before, so it is a wonderful opportunity for students to work in such a great performance space. In Years 7 – 9 the work created by the boys tends to be mainly comical. This process culminates at Year 9, where 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.

“It’s wonderful to see the enthusiasm of the boys to learn something new and to step outside their comfort zone.”

As the year 2016 comes to a close, I’ll leave you with this quote from Dr Seuss. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” All of this could not be possible without the dedication and enthusiasm of the Performing Arts Department and the ten Instrumental Music Teachers. Such a remarkable job has been done by all. Thankyou! Ms Maryanne Xuereb Head of Performing Arts and Instrumental Music Coordinator

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2016 COLLEGE PRODUCTION Seussical The Musical At the beginning of August, a group of 100 or so boys and girls from Salesian College and Sacred Heart Girls’ College arrived at the Drum Theatre in Dandenong for two final days of rehearsal before presenting three performances of Seussical the Musical. The cast and band had been working hard since Term One to bring this great show to life. For our main characters, this involved two hour rehearsals twice a week, as well as the required homework of learning lines and songs. A huge thankyou to my codirector, Ms Fiona McGrath from Sacred Heart, for taking on the hard job of choreography, especially with the big numbers where everyone was required. This was a monumental task. Fortunately, this year she was aided and abetted by an ex-student, Melissa Taylor, who generously gave up her time to help out. The band, consisting mainly of Salesian students, was conducted by Mr Brendan Toohey, whose hard work and attention to detail culminated in three excellent performances in front of enthusiastic audiences.

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I also must thank Ms Maryanne Xuereb, Head of Performing Arts, for her invaluable assistance during this production process, ensuring that we had adequate teacher supervision, bus drivers, truck drivers and helpers. Every year it is with some sadness that we need to farewell and thank our Year 12 students who have committed to the Performing Arts over their time at the school, and 2016 is no exception. To our two fine musicians, Christopher Staffieri and Thomas Inglis, thank you for your years of hard work and dedication to our Music Program. We also farewell Todd Kingston, who has played a leading role in the last two College productions. Next year will see Salesian College put on a play, with a musical production pencilled in for 2018. Mr Adam Croft Head of Performance

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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

“Students were provided with the opportunity to participate in many practical laboratory activities that enabled them to participate in and experiment with the theory concepts being taught.”

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Throughout this year the Human Development team has worked hard at providing many learning opportunities for students to enhance their decision making skills, by constantly building on their knowledge base of physical education and health. The team has also worked hard to provide opportunities for the application of this new knowledge in various settings. Over the course of 2016, students in Years 7-9 have analysed: • The role of food and nutrition in enhancing health and wellbeing. • The impact drugs can have on individuals, families and communities.

• The influence and impact that regular participation in physical activities has on individual and community health and wellbeing. • How mental health and wellbeing can be enhanced and strengthened at an individual and community level. • The factors that influence gender, sexual identities and respectful relationships. • Physical, social and emotional safety issues that students may encounter in their daily lives; and • How participation in physical activity can enhance health-related

fitness and wellbeing across the lifespan. As well as completing the theoretical components of the course, students also participated in a range of individual and team sports across the categories of: Invasion games • Hockey • Basketball • AFL Football • Soccer • European Handball • Touch Rugby • Lacrosse • Gaelic • Ultimate Frisbee • Flag Gridiron

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Striking/Fielding games • Tee-ball/Softball • Cricket Target sports • Bocce • Carpet Bowls • Croquet • Ten pin bowling • Klop • Darts • Golf Net/Wall games • Volleyball • Tennis

The semesterised Year 10 course equipped students with the knowledge and skills involved in biomechanics, physical fitness 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 with the theory concepts being taught. This course laid the foundation for VCE Physical Education studies. Then there were the senior students of Years 11 and 12, who elected to study either or both Physical Education and Health and Human Development. Through these courses, students participated in a range of learning experiences

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that included the integration of theoretical knowledge with practical application through participation in physical activities. Students also investigated health and human development in local, Australian and global communities. Acknowledgements A lot of work goes into the creation of all the learning experiences delivered. These innovative and engaging lessons are only made possible by a hard working team which I am proud to be a part of. I would like to thank Mr Loonstra, Mr Ryan, Mr Bloom, Mr Cox, Mr Egan, Mr Campisano, Mr Kearney, Mr Groves, and Mr Hayes. Mr Stephen Sellwood Head of Human Development

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HUMANITIES The Humanities offer insight into everything! As Professor Helen Longino of Stanford University once said, “Through the exploration of the Humanities we learn how to think creatively and critically, to reason, and to ask questions. Because these skills allow us to gain new insights into everything from poetry and paintings to business models and politics, humanistic subjects have been at the heart of a liberal arts education since the ancient Greeks first used them to educate their citizens”. Research into the human experience adds to our knowledge about the world. Through the work of Humanities scholars, we learn about the value of different cultures, about what goes into making a work of art, and about how history is made. Their efforts preserve the great accomplishments of the past, help us to understand the world we live in, and give us tools to imagine the future. Upon reflection, 2016 has been a busy and engaging year for the Humanities Department. Sincere thanks must go to the staff who worked tirelessly throughout the year, developing curriculum and embracing new technology and teaching practices. There have been many highlights within the department this year, with various new curriculum additions that have added breadth to curricular offerings.

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Year 8 Biretta State Library Excursion Year 8 Biretta History students attended the Mirrors of the World Exhibit and Medieval Calligraphy Workshop housed at the State Library of Victoria. Students gained a better understanding of how people created written texts in the Medieval world. Students viewed rare manuscripts contained in the library’s collection. They also explored the history of the written word, and had the opportunity to learn how illuminated manuscripts were produced. The excursion culminated in students creating their own illuminated manuscripts, using calligraphy pens and Uncial script. Overall, the program assisted students in being able to identify and explain patterns of continuity and change in society from ancient to modern times, influenced by the presence of books. Most importantly, students gained an appreciation of the significance and importance of conserving the remains and heritage of the past.

Year 9 Marvellous Melbourne Street Art Tours Year 9 students undertaking the Marvellous Melbourne elective are studying the historical and cultural aspects of our city. Students explored the impact that street art

and graffiti has had on Melbourne, and the way we are perceived by tourists. Students created their own street art, developing an understanding of the process and the skill associated with its creation.

Year 10-11 NextGen Deakin University Challenge A group of hardworking and high achieving students in Humanities subjects were selected to attend the Deakin University Next Gen Challenge. This opportunity enabled students to build upon their knowledge through various seminars and workshops. The flagship education program enabled students to work in teams to develop a business that solved a problem in our community. To prove the effectiveness of the business, students produced a business plan with two years of financial forecasting, delivered a sales pitch and created elements of a marketing strategy, including radio and newspaper advertisements, all while undertaking a number of smaller challenges along the way. The skills are not just ones useful for running a business, as students also learnt about stress and team management, independent learning, budgeting, planning, creative thinking and public speaking, which will impact them for the rest of their schooling and working lives.

Congratulations to the team who were selected as People’s Choice.

Year 11 Monash University Commerce Scholars Day Selected high achieving Year 11 Humanities based students were chosen to attend Commerce Scholars Day held at Monash University. This extracurricular experience provided students with the opportunity to build upon their knowledge through master class workshops facilitated by industry experts. Students also discovered more about what Monash Business School can offer, and were inspired by professionals and current Monash Business School students. Overall, this opportunity enabled students to develop networks by meeting and working with other like-minded people, whilst experiencing what University life has to offer. We look forward to further change and growth in 2017 with the implementation of the Victorian Curriculum and the application of new technology. Mrs Kamila Bielinski Head of Humanities

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Term One

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Term One began with gusto as all the boys returned to the College after a well-deserved summer break. Warm conditions in February were ideal for the House Swimming Carnival. This year the Carnival included a sausage sizzle and a DJ competition, with each house having to create the best music set to win. After a long day of swimming in perfect 25-degree heat, the results were announced, with our students overwhelmed with excitement. The final results on the day were as follows: 1. Annecy - 641 Points 2. Savio - 523 Points 3. Moroney - 501 Points 4. Collinson - 457 Points Congratulations to Annecy on winning the event. With the completion of the Swimming Carnival, the school shifted its focus to the Athletics Carnival. After it was postponed due to the summer temperatures, the boys and staff eventually had to battle through sweltering conditions as the carnival went ahead in 34 degree heat. With extra slabs of water to keep the boys and staff hydrated, the carnival was a success, with the final results on the day as follows:

1. Collinson - 915 Points 2. Savio - 705 Points 3. Annecy - 643 Points 4. Moroney - 536 Points Congratulations to Collinson on a fantastic outcome on the day.

Term Two This term commenced as usual with Years 7-11 participating in their weekly house competitions. This year introduced sport options to the students, with boys being able to select a preference for which sport they were interested in participating in during a five-week block. The sport options available to the students include Futsal, Basketball, Flag Gridiron, Advanced Weight Training, Fitness Training, Chess and Tennis. The options format has been a success, as the boys were willing to have a go at sports they may not have thought about playing outside of school. Finally, a Year 7 House Basketball competition was played throughout the term, which had a lot of team entries submitted by each house. The eventual winners of the competition were Annecy, winning a nail biter against Savio in the final 13-11.

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Term Three

Term Four

The term began with the Cross-Country Carnival, with perfect weather conditions proving ideal for our students to compete. We were blessed to have our course set up at our Mannix campus, which has substantial space to map out a terrific course for the boys. The participation levels were great this year, and the boys carried themselves in a great manner, making it a successful day.

The final term of the year has students participating in House Competitions and sport options to see out the remainder of the year. The House Sport Competitions include Dodgeball, Futsal and Handball.

The final results of the carnival were as follows: 1. Moroney - 461 Points 2. Collinson - 446 Points 3. Annecy - 327 Points 4. Savio - 324 Points Congratulations to Moroney on the great result.

From myself and the sport department, we thank everyone for their help throughout the 2016 year, as well as all the boys who participated in sport and conducted themselves in a great manner. We look forward to another eventful and exciting school year in 2017. Mr Domenic Scarpino Head of House Sport On behalf of Former Head of House Sport, Mr Paul Groves

The term ended with the College farewelling Mr Paul Groves, who has taken up another career opportunity at the Western Bulldogs Football Club as the Head Coach of the club’s Women’s Team. We wish Mr Groves all the best for next year’s season, and for the many football seasons ahead.

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The great Arnold Palmer once said, “Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you”. This statement rings true as I reflect upon ACC sport during 2016. Our boys made a total effort throughout the year in their training, application and attitude towards all aspects of sport, and this has seen us improve in all year levels and across all sports. The year started with great excitement as the Swimming Squad ventured to the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre to compete in the ACC competition. We finished 3rd overall, with some great efforts on the night. Well done to all the swimming boys who put themselves though many early morning training sessions in preparation for this event.

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The Senior summer sport season also kicked off during Term One. Our Senior Volleyball B team had a fantastic season, making it all the way to the final, where they took on Mazonod. Even though our boys were able to take the second set, Mazonod proved to be too strong in the end. Our Senior Tennis team also had a great season, only losing one game for the year. Unfortunately, they came up against the eventual winners, St Bernard’s, in the semi-final. Most of the boys in this team are still in Year 11, so we have high hopes that this team can go all the way next year. Our Senior Cricket team had an up and down year, with some great individual performances throughout the year. A special mention goes to Terence Fatouros

(Volleyball), Sacheen Paramesh (Cricket), and James Casserly (Tennis) on making the ACC Team of the Year during Term One. Term Two started in a different fashion this year, with the ACC Athletics taking place in the first week of Term. The boys trained twice a week in the lead-up to this event. On the day we had some great individual performances, which helped us to finish 2nd overall. The Soccer and Football seasons also kicked off during Term Two. All our Football teams made the finals for the first time in recent history. Our Years 8 and 9 teams went all the way, and won the Premiership. Our Year 8 Football Team was very strong throughout the Term, not losing a game.

They went on to win the Grand Final by 100 points, achieving back to back Premierships. The Year 9 Team came from a goal down at half time to win by 31 points, a well-deserved victory. Our Years 7 and 10 teams also made the Grand Final, but unfortunately couldn’t get the job done on the day. Our Senior Team also made the finals and put up a good fight, but were unfortunately knocked out in the semi-final by the eventual winners. Our Soccer teams also put up some great performances throughout Term Two. Some highlights included our Year 9 Team only losing one game for the year, and both the Year 10 and the Senior Team making the semi-finals. Well done to Delarno Pharoe, who made the Soccer ACC Team of the Year.

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For the first time in the history of the College, our Open Badminton Team was able to win the Championship. It was a tightly fought contest, with our boys eventually coming out champions by a few points. Our Junior and Intermediate Teams also had a good year, finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively. We look forward to continuing success on the Badminton court in the future. Term Three was time for Hockey, Table Tennis, Basketball and Cross Country. Our Year 10 Hockey Team had a strong season, making the semifinal, where they put up a good fight before going down to Whitefriars. Our Senior Hockey Team once again had a strong year. Unfortunately, they went down to a very strong St

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Bede’s team in the semifinal. All other teams put up some good performances throughout the Term, but unfortunately were not able to make the finals. Congratulations to Josh Knight and James Accadia, who both made the ACC Team of the Year for Hockey, and Taniel Meguerditchian, who made the basketball Team of the Year. ACC Cross Country took place at Bundoora Park towards the end of Term Three. The demanding 3km and 5km courses saw boys push themselves to their limits. We were able to win the Intermediate and Senior Cups on the day, and finished 2nd overall. Well done to all the boys who worked hard during training sessions. A well-deserved result for your efforts.

Term Four saw the Year 7-10 boys compete in Cricket, Tennis and Volleyball. There were some solid results throughout the Term, including the Year 7 Volleyball Team and the Year 8 Cricket Team losing only one game for the season, and just missing out on the finals on percentage. Well done to all the boys and coaches for their efforts and attitude towards both training and games throughout the term.

hard work, for giving up time after school to train, and for the long road trips. Let’s build upon this hard work and continue our success in 2017. Mr Steven Loonstra Head of ACC Sport

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RUA RESOURCE CENTRE

Literacy In 2016 the Rua Resource Centre and the English Department embarked on a reading program, ‘Explore Your World: Read!’ for Years 7 & 8. While the program strongly underpins the school English curriculum, it also encourages literacy through the enjoyment of reading, and a willingness for the students to communicate their ideas. Students learn to understand the context of their reading material by publishing reviews online, such as in the ‘Spine Out’ magazine. Many students also participated in the Premier’s Reading Challenge, and read more widely, and with greater interest, than ever before.

Information and Digital Literacy At Salesian College we are responding to the need for learning resources to be supportive of 21st century learning, and for those resources to be always available to the College community. Electronic resources are expressly selected to enrich learning and to support student research. These resources are authoritative, and, most importantly, are available within a secure and safe online environment through the College intranet (SIMON).

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These resources include databases, educational weblinks and eBooks, and are conveniently linked on the RUA Resource Centre Home Page, as well as being discoverable through the online catalogue.

Great Book Swap As part of our Term Two focus on the theme ‘Australia: Story, Country’, the RUA Resource Centre held our annual Great Book Swap in May during National Reconciliation Week. Students donated unwanted novels, and were also able to buy novels and contribute to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, providing new Australian literature to our Indigenous communities.

Book Week 2016 During Children’s Book Week in August, students were encouraged to visit the RUA Resource Centre to be involved in exciting activities such as: • ‘Guess the Book in the Jar’ • ‘The Golden Ticket Book Hunt’ • ‘Create your own Book Marks and Graphic Novels’

The 2016 theme for Book Week was “Australia: Story, Country”. The RUA Resource Centre was brimming with new novels by authors such as James Patterson, Rick Riordan and Morris Gleitzman, and reviews of current Australian authors and their stories were found in the reading magazines, Good Reading Magazine and Magpies. In August, famous Dr Seuss verse was displayed all around the library, in support of Salesian College’s Performing Arts production, ‘Seussical’. Ms Janet Moore Ms Dani Francis RUA Resource Centre

Author Visit On Friday 18 November, the Year 8 cohort had a visit from performer and author, Boori (Monty) Pryor. Boori’s performance gave a firsthand account of Aboriginal life, both traditional and contemporary. Boori’s stories are about finding the strength within yourself to deal with challenges, and he believes in creating a positive vision for the future of both Indigenous people and all Australians.

Our Learning and Activity Centre In Term Four, the RUA Resource Centre became a busy learning place where students could be involved in informal and fun activities in all disciplines, including Maths (what exactly are Fibonacci numbers?), how to start computer coding, and looking at an augmented reality of body systems and Guinness World Records using iPad apps.

Acknowledgments I would personally like to thank Ms Jan Moore and Ms Dani Francis for their devotion to the students and their excellent work in providing an engaging and challenging learning environment. Mrs Joyce Sendeckyj Head of Information Services

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CHESS CLUB

The enormity of Chess enthusiasm at Salesian College never ceases to diminish from year to year, with 2016 being no exception. The Chess Club runs every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during lunchtime, with regular participation in large numbers being the norm. A special mention goes to the regular Year 12 group, who were so eager to enjoy themselves and have fun, challenging games, giving themselves a break from the harsh and unrelenting demands of study. Tuesdays during Terms Two and Three were particularly exciting, as we were privileged, once again, to have Australian Chess Master Robert Jamison come in to provide meticulously thorough and cunning strategies for the

young and eager ACC Chess Squads. For sixteen weeks, Chess Master Jamison has been working closely with the ACC squads and challenging students to further develop their problem solving abilities by presenting them with new and unfamiliar scenarios. The build up to the Annual ACC Interschool Chess Tournament has been highly anticipated by all students. The consistency of training with Chess Master Jamison and the constant sacrifices of each student who participated can only be marvelled at. On Thursday 18 August our Captain, Noel Crouch, and Vice-Captain, Thomas Inglis, led our two squads valiantly into the ACC Open Chess Tournament, and stood out as amazing role models. They presented

with innovative ideas, which in turn motivated and united our teams and further strengthened the Salesian College spirit. We took two teams to Simonds Catholic College to compete, and placed a commendable 5th and 6th in the tournament. Our best player on the day was Theo Tran (Year 9), who won 6 out of the 7 matches he played in. This was an absolutely superb effort for one of our rising young stars. Mike Zhao (Year 11) and Kento Hour (Year 9) were pivotal in the overall success, and are remarkable as players who have consistently performed from year to year to an extremely high standard. Both won 5 out of the 7 matches this time around. Last, but by no means least,

our Captain, Noel, was also central to our success on the day, having 4 wins and 3 close losses. I would like to take this opportunity to give my congratulations to all the boys who competed, with each boy contributing at least 2 wins and furthering our team’s great success. To finish, I would like to recognise and send my personal thanks to all the staff members who have sacrificed their lunchtimes to assist with Chess Club supervision, namely Ms Sarah Rapson, Mr Neil Carter, Mrs Rita Bonne and Miss Alicia Richardson. Mr Thomas Dexter Head of Chess Club

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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 Year 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. In Semester Two, the program breaks away from the mainstream entirely and becomes project based, where the students meet their learning outcomes through a project designed to suit their learning

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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 to offer them a chance to network and form ties with people in their field of interest. The students in this year’s PreCAL Program were an easy-going class of applied learners who approached every task with a willingness to try. They began the year by completing an engineering TAFE Taster, and began a work placement in Semester Two of this year. The students applied their good humour and patience to their studies in Semester One, and they achieved many successes, one of which being 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 attend a Geography excursion to the beach to conduct field research.

them a range of skills that they have developed, skills which will only improve their experience of the VCAL program in 2017! The PreCAL teachers and I would like to thank the boys for all their efforts this year. They have truly been a joy to teach!

The boys began their Applied Project in Semester Two. The class decided to build a decking area and birdhouses in the school’s Murdoch garden. The aim of this project was to enhance the area and provide a new space for students and staff to enjoy. 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!

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YEAR 11 INTERMEDIATE VCAL “Once the boys settled in they began to work hard to complete their projects and sell their work online, with the proceeds going back into their project fund for 2017.” This year the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) students decided to complete an integrated project that incorporated all of their VCAL subjects, Work Related Skills (WRS), Personal Development Skills (PDS), and Literacy and Numeracy. A team of VCAL staff led the boys in the development of a business idea that would culminate in the sale of products designed, handmade and sold on a website that they created. They spent many weeks researching appropriate designs and creating their budgets. While this planning was taking place, the students handmade cigar box guitars and received a visit from John Stax, who kindly spent time discussing the finer points of blues

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music and taught the boys a few chords. Ziggy and Eddie even gave a demo! The time had come for the boys in the Year 11 Intermediate VCAL program to make their project proposal to the College Leadership Team. Some ideas included a skate ramp, a coffee table, custom designed T-shirts and even a surfboard! The proposal was a success! The class received the funding for their projects.

The boys went on a few excursions to break up the semester, one of which was an outing to the Magistrates Court, which was built into their Authority Unit in Literacy. The class got to watch exciting cases and were very interested in all they observed. Justin McCarthy wrote a wonderful ‘Thank You’ letter to the prosecutor who invited us to the courtroom to watch a particularly intriguing case.

At the beginning of Term Two, the boys set off for Bunnings to purchase the necessary equipment, and construction commenced. The class worked independently and in small groups to complete their projects, while Terence Fatouros took charge of creating our very own shop on our new VCAL website.

In Term Three the students moved into the new Applied Learning Centre! The centre was built specifically for the Applied Learning students of the College. It is fitted out with three classrooms, four work stations and comprises both indoor and outdoor workshops. Soon after the class moved into their new facility, the

boys decided to hold a BBQ Sausage Sizzle. This was not only to showcase their new facility, but to also raise money for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, a cause they have been championing since they visited the centre in Term Two, and heard about the appalling treatment of asylum seekers in Australia. Once the boys settled in they began to work hard to complete their projects and sell their work online, with the proceeds going back into their project fund for 2017. The Intermediate VCAL staff for 2016, Mr Drew Thomas, Mr Tim Cox, Mr Ron Lok and I would like to congratulate the boys on a successful year! Ms Paula Hanley Head of Applied Learning

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YEAR 12 SENIOR VCAL

Where do I begin? Late 2015, the Intermediate VCAL class decided that a caravan renovation project would be the ideal way to integrate their VCAL subject strands and incorporate the skills that they learn at TAFE. A caravan renovation involves all aspects of trades, from plumbing, carpentry and electrical work to interior design. We made an enquiry about the Caravan and Camping Show (taking place the following year), and asked to purchase tickets for the VCAL staff and students. Daniel Sahlberg, the Industry Development Manager of the Caravan Industry Association, wanted to know why on earth staff wanted to take teenage boys to a camping and caravan show! I explained the reason. He paused before replying, “I think we could really help you out!”. He began to discuss ways in which the industry could partner with Salesian College in order to make the project a huge success!

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The College Leadership team, VCAL staff and members of the CIA, Rob Lucas (CEO), Daniel Sahlberg and Tara Nestor met to discuss the viability of the project a few short weeks later. The support they offered our boys was overwhelming. They were willing to help us source, plan and refurbish a caravan, as well as to assist us in planning trips to Caravan Manufacturing Factories and making links within the industry. We concluded the meeting and met again two months later to hear the students’ presentation. In the meantime, Daniel invited us to the Caravan and Camping Show, where the students got a chance to explore many different caravan makes and models. They thoroughly enjoyed the day, especially the free lunch kindly provided by Lotus Caravans! They returned to the College brimming with ideas to include in their presentation.

The students were extremely nervous to present to the CIA, as they knew that if the partnership went ahead, the project would inevitably become greater than they could have imagined. Success! The presentation was very well received and the partnership began. A few weeks of planning passed, and Daniel sourced us a pop top caravan! The students were extremely excited to receive the caravan, and were itching to begin the renovation. The students held a project launch attended by parents and staff, and work began that very day. The students spent the last few months of the year working on the van, finally showcasing the finished product at the Melbourne Leisurefest. The boys then held a raffle for the caravan and additional prizes that the students sourced from businesses that were willing to donate, and donated all proceeds to The Breast

Cancer Foundation. It has been a mammoth task to take on a project of this size, but with the help of Dave, an industry member from NCI Training College, the passion and dedication of their teachers, Mr Drew Thomas, Robert Marley and I, they achieved enormous success. We want to wish the boys every success for the future, as we know that they are destined for greatness! I am very proud of our boys! Ms Paula Hanley Head of Applied Learning

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PUBLIC SPEAKING

2016 has been another incredibly exciting year for Public Speaking and Debating at Salesian. There have been a number of opportunities for students from Years 7 to 12 to be involved, both within the College and externally. The skills of using the spoken word to persuade, inspire and inform are invaluable, both in the classroom and in everyday life, leaving those who participate in very good stead for the future. Through public speaking and debating the boys engage in the artistry of oratory, and learn to effectively present a point of view and develop their argument with confidence.

“The process of debate offers profound and lasting benefits for individuals, for societies and for the global community as a whole.”

Born in the English classrooms of Salesian College, the Mary McKertich Public Speaking Competition involves all students across the school. It is here that all boys learn to contest and defend propositions, hone and develop arguments, analyse the public speaking skills of noted orators and develop their own oratory skills. The Mary McKertich Competition is the College’s internal three stage contest, allowing all students to participate and to cultivate their speaking ability. The competition culminated this year in the third annual formal evening event in Term Three. All students who made it to the final should be congratulated. This year there were also a number of students who

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proudly represented the College at a number of interschool events, including the ACC Public Speaking Competition and Plain English Speaking Contest. We are also delighted to congratulate Vihanga Maddumahewa, who performed exceptionally well and made it through to the State finals in the Legacy Junior Public Speaking Competition.

The McKertich Public Speaking Award Winners Year 7 Mishen De Silva Tom Ison Year 8 Adam Stone Jacob Curry Year 9 Cooper McNamara Menuka Gunaratne Year 10 Emmanuel Chu Chung Chuck Kevin Jayadi Year 11 Peter Pamouktsis Stefano Mascaro Year 12 Kishon Pawar Sasika Wijewardana Junior division Adam Stone Intermediate division Emmanuel Chu Chung Chuck Senior division Sasika Wijewardana

Mary McKertich Public Speaking Award Winner Sasika Wijewardana

ACC Public Speakers Year 7 & 8 Mishen De Silva Vihanga Maddumahewa Adam Stone Tom Ison Year 9 & 10 Menuka Gunaratne Adrian Nadonza Emmanuel Chu Chung Chuck Kris Abraham Legacy Junior Public Speaking Mishen De Silva Adam Stone Vihanga Maddumahewa Joe Curtis

Debating The process of debate offers profound and lasting benefits for individuals, for societies and for the global community as a whole. With its emphasis on critical thinking, effective communication, and independent research and teamwork, debating teaches skills that serve individuals well in school, in the workplace, in political life and in fulfilling their responsibilities as citizens of democratic societies. Students this year have had the opportunity to participate in the Debaters’ Association of Victoria Competition, in addition to the ACC

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Interschool Competition and Salesian’s own House Debating contest. Once again our DAV season was a success, with all boys competing with intelligence, poise and sportsmanship. Thank you to all who helped to coach and assist the boys with debating this year, in particular the DAV coaches, Chris Pye (Year 12), Alexandra Tsiavis (Year 11), Monique Capomolla (Year 10) and Andrew Schillaci (Year 8 & 9).

ACC Debaters Year 7 & 8 Adrian Chu Chung Chuck Joel Childs Matthew Juma Yasiru Kanathigoda Year 9 & 10 Sam Bisas Mark Linden George Kapaklis Jamie Phung

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DAV Debaters Year 8 Adam Stone Joel Childs Yasiru Kanathigoda Matthew Juma Year 9 Dimitri Adamopoulos Patrick Ciccotosto Bo De Silva Menuka Gunaratne Tim Hoang Ken Hour Nicholas Thomas Harrison Wilkins-Byrd Year 10 Kris Abraham Anthony Basile Sam Bisas Anton Bottalico Emmanuel Chu Chung Chuck Mark Linden Spencer Hogan

Kevin Jayadi George Kapaklis Patrick Lee Liam McGain Adrian Nadonza Jason Ng Eamon Perkins Jamie Phung Thiep Thiep Year 11 Kareem Aljaber Joshua Cayetano Wilson Dixon Peter Pamouktsis Justin Tan Kyle Valadon Year 12 Noel Crouch Tom Inglis Kishon Pawar Mr Andrew Schillaci Debating and Public Speaking Coordinator

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STUDENT WELLBEING

Dedicated teachers bring the Gospel of Jesus alive in the way that they care, mentor and instruct the boys in our care. The Oratory pastoral care program has developed considerably in 2016, and is becoming part of the fabric of the emotional and spiritual development focus that sets this school apart from others. It is the Oratory leaders who are at the forefront of working with the boys, and it is they who will recognise and inform the Wellbeing team of needs they identify amongst the young men in their care. Student Wellbeing is at the heart of all that we do at Salesian College. As boys come to us from many different schools, with many different backgrounds and personal issues, helping them develop the resilience to make it through their busy (and at times stressful) secondary school existence is the most important job for all of us who work at the College. Salesian has developed a reputation as a school that is willing to take on students whoever they may be, and we can be proud of our excellent record in helping students achieve the best they can through this transition phase of their life journey. Salesian pastoral care comes to life through the amazing, committed Oratory teachers who run the Religious and Personal Development programs that are so embedded into the everyday curriculum of the College.

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The College is blessed to have wonderful Year Level Coordinators who tirelessly make an effort to prepare personal development programs for their year level, run retreat activities, and ensure that the boys are up to date with everything they need. This demands a massive amount of work. Mr Byron Chen, Mr Steve Beckham, Miss Ashley Simon, Ms Romi Bennett, Mr Ron Lok, Mr Kim Beurs and Mrs Rhea Beurs have worked many extra hours to ensure that our boys achieve the best they can. They work with the ill, the stressed, the challenged, the frightened‌ the list could go on, not forgetting the work they do with families to keep them informed, and assisting them wherever they can. I meet with these wonderful people each week, and never stop being amazed at what they do to keep the school running. They really are the unsung heroes of the College.

The College Counsellor, Jayne Cowell, as well as Youth Worker, Joelle Chaperon, just seem to be everywhere. They have developed their roles this year to not only be about seeing boys and families in need, but also being extraordinarily proactive in developing programs to help engage boys at Years 7, 8 and 9. Joelle and Jayne also deliver professional development to staff, so that they better understand the particular needs of boys, and how best to support them. As the years go by, it seems that the wellbeing needs of boys at our school are increasing. Many hours are spent giving careful consideration to boys, the issues they face, and how we can be as proactive as possible to head off small problems before they become bigger. I have been able to see firsthand the particular changes these young women make in the lives of boys and their families . They truly are outstanding workers, who leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of the best outcomes for our boys. Case Management meetings run weekly at the College, and include representation from Wellbeing, Year Level Coordination, Learning Support, Careers and English as a Second Language. The team meets to discuss particular concerns and share perspectives and learnings, all with the aim of ensuring that boys have the best possible chance of success. My sincere thanks go to Ms

Carmel Meehan, Head of Learning Support, Ms Carolyn Ellul, Careers Advisor and Ms Niki Pinirou, Learning Support, who work with our newly arrived students, some seeking asylum in Australia. These people are the quiet achievers at our school. All of them, in their own way, make a significant contribution to the betterment of the boys and their families. My last dedication to staff needs to go to our Deputy Principal, Mr Neil Carter. Neil has worked tirelessly in a number of ways to support all staff, but especially in the area of Student Wellbeing. Neil often has to sit with the most difficult of decisions, and I have had the privilege of watching him work through many of them. It is always what is in the best interest of the boys that is at the heart of what Neil does. He demonstrates time and time again through his actions the true nature of a Catholic education in the Don Bosco tradition. To work as a leader in this area is indeed a humbling experience. While my work has many challenges, the joy of seeing boys and their families move ahead positively is without a doubt the most wonderful aspect of working in such an amazing school as is Salesian College Chadstone. Mr Brendan Douglas Assistant Principal – Students

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“Salesian has developed a reputation as a school that is willing to take on students whoever they may be, and we can be proud of our excellent record in helping students achieve the best they can through this transition phase of their life journey.�

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PATHWAYS

My first year as Pathways Coordinator here at Salesian College has been an exciting, challenging and rewarding one. Meeting and working with the boys for the first time was surprisingly easy, as they welcomed me and entrusted me with their aspirations and fears from Day One. Endless questions from our Year 9s to Year 12s about University and TAFE Courses, and what subject prerequisites and ATAR scores were needed to get into these courses were constant. Individual meetings with all Year 12 boys were beneficial in providing them with an insight into what they needed to do to achieve their goals. It has been a pleasure working with all of these boys in helping them to explore the directions they may take when they leave Salesian College.

“The purpose of these initiatives was to assist our boys to begin to make choices about what they want to do when they leave school, and to work out how they are going to get there.�

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A number of other Pathways Programs were delivered to our students in 2016. The purpose of these initiatives was to assist our boys to begin to make choices about what they want to do when they leave school, and to work out how they are going to get there. These initiatives include:

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Year 10 Futures Week During the final weeks of Term One, all Year 10 students participated in Futures Week. All boys participated in a range of activities designed to prepare them as best as possible to make future career decisions. These activities included vocational interest questionnaires, presentations from Tertiary Institutions, people in industry and past pupils. The presentations covered a variety of vocational areas, and provided information concerning tertiary courses and employment opportunities. Our Year 10 Students also received an individual course advising session. These one-on-one sessions assisted in developing individual pathway plans, taking into consideration possible tertiary courses and prerequisite subjects. Looking at short term goals with a view to parttime employment, we also thought it important that the boys were given information on correct interview techniques and résumé writing, as well as the opportunity to participate in a mock interview.

workshops. The aim was to equip our Year 10s with the confidence and competence they need to make smart decisions about money.

Year 9 Futures Day In Term Two the Year 9 students participated in Futures Day. The purpose of this day was to encourage the boys to think about the choices they needed to make in selecting their subjects, not only for Year 10, but for Years 11 and 12 (VCE and VCAL). The Heads of Department gave the boys an insight into the different subjects and pathways they needed to take to study various subjects in VCE. The Year 9s undertook an online career interest inventory designed to give students information about where their future vocational interests might be. Thank you to all the Years 9 and 10 Oratory Leaders, course advisors, Heads of Department, presenters and volunteers from the Community for assisting and supporting the Year 10 Futures Week and Year 9 Futures Day in 2016. Ms Carolyn Ellul Pathways Coordinator

We also welcomed ‘Start Smart’ to deliver their financial education

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Once again it has been a privilege, as Head of Annecy House, to be part of the fantastic efforts made by Annecy staff and students to succeed in a wide range of fields in 2016. The Salesian College House Cup creates a healthy and enjoyable sense of competition amongst staff and students. Many Annecy students have responded positively by willingly representing their House during 2016 in a wide variety of activities, ranging from swimming and athletics to debating and lawn bowls. Men, your efforts have been very much appreciated! The House Cup involves competition for points that count towards the Academic, Citizenship, Cultural and Sport Shields. A highlight of this year’s competition was Annecy’s first place in the Cultural Shield. In addition, Annecy’s dominance continued in the pool, once again taking the honours at the House Swimming Carnival. This was a major reason why we finished second in the Sport Shield for 2016. Despite these successes, Annecy finished behind the other Houses in the overall House Competition, but I’m determined to improve on that result in 2017! The key will be even more students putting up their hands to participate in House events, and that’s what we will be focussing on, with the support of our 2017 student leaders in particular. I would like to thank this year’s Annecy House Captain, Tom Tsiros, for his efforts, along with his vice-captain, Nick Andrejic. Together with Year 11 leaders, Julian Russo and Dean Dritsas, and Year 10 leaders, Joseph Manual and Jamie Phung, they provided me with support in all aspects of competition. These student leaders played an important role in motivating Annecy students to get involved in House activities.

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I also acknowledge two outstanding Annecy men, 2015 Year 11 House Leaders, Jake Dell’Arciprete and Kishon Pawar, who filled the 2016 College

Leadership roles of Mission and Academic Ambassador respectively. Jake and Kishon added to the strong Annecy legacy of providing College leaders. Their enthusiasm and support for Annecy was also welcome during 2016. Finally, thanks to Annecy’s wonderful staff for supporting the House Leaders and I this year. As well as encouraging students to get involved, Annecy staff also enjoy a friendly rivalry with their colleagues who belong to the other Houses. Looking ahead, I’m excited to be working with Dean Dritsas and Julian Russo, who will take over from Tom and Nick as House Captain and Vice-Captain in 2017. Together with the Year 11 and Year 10 Student Leaders, the challenge remains to improve Annecy’s performance across all fields of competition in pursuit of the 2017 House Cup. I also look forward to welcoming our 2017 Year 7 ‘recruits’ to the mighty Annecy House. Go Lions! Mr Peter Bermingham Head of Annecy House

“Many Annecy students have responded positively by willingly representing their House during 2016 in a wide variety of activities, ranging from swimming and athletics to debating and lawn bowls.”

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2016 was an eventful and productive year for Collinson House, with ‘the Green Team’ dominating in the school Athletics Carnival once again. The Collinson boys lived up to our house motto, “Walk the walk, don’t talk the talk”, with their participation in the Athletics Carnival. Great team spirit and enthusiastic cheering repeatedly rallied our boys to the finish line, until the final announcement was made that Collinson House were the champions of the Athletics Carnival once again. Many amazing individual performances were achieved on the day, but the overall drive and dedicated spirit of Collinson proved too much for the opposing houses. Much credit must go to the student leaders of Collinson House, as they were crucial to the organisation and positive chemistry of our team. The College Swimming Carnival was also held early in the year, although Collinson was not able to replicate the great success it attained at the Athletics Carnival. Although many commendable individual efforts were recorded from our Collinson sportsmen, the Green Team were shown a clean pair of heels by the other stronger swimming house teams. Congratulations to the other competing houses for their strong performances, and congratulations to Collinson House for their wonderful sportsmanship and team spirit on the day.

collaborated to attain another outstanding achievement. Once again, a substantial figure was achieved to support worthy school charities. Finally, after a full year of carnivals, competitions and fundraising, it was time to find out which House would have ultimate bragging rights. Moroney House were the overall champions, just beating Collinson and Savio in equal second place, with Annecy taking out third place. Hearty congratulations to Moroney House for their win of the House Cup. Even though Collinson House did not achieve all that we wished to achieve this year, I was ultimately proud of our team’s commitment, enthusiasm and dedication. I would like to publicly thank all Collinson teaching staff for their unending support in promoting and assisting the young men of Collinson House this year. Next year we’ll come back bigger and better, in our quest for the ultimate glory. REMEMBER, ‘ONE TEAM, ONE DREAM!’ Mr Daniel Campisano Head of Collinson House

Cross Country was another area where Collinson House stood tall. Even with robust opposition from the other houses, the Collinson team were able to greatly impress with their gutsy performances. Strong participation across the board was key to our great achievements. In debating, our Junior Debating Team led the way until it was halted by Savio House in a close final, where they were defeated by a mere nine points. Congratulations to the Collinson House Years Seven and Eight students for their gallant debating efforts.

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“The enthusiasm of the senior students and our new Year 7’s was contagious, and we rallied the troops for both the Swimming and Athletics Carnivals.”

It is with great admiration that I reflect on the 2016 efforts of Moroney House. The year began with a bang! A team of wonderful leaders led the charge from the first House Assembly, and continued their leadership tirelessly throughout the year. Michael Te and James Morrey were proud to carry on the great Moroney tradition. Coming off a win of the 2015 House Cup was always going to be daunting, but the true Moroney House spirit was evident. Our focus was to work as a team and do our best in sport, fundraising, academic achievement and community involvement in 2016.

We waited anxiously as the various shields were awarded. It wasn’t long before the cheer went up, as Moroney won the House Cup! I would like to congratulate all the boys in the House for their efforts in winning the House Cup for 2016. My special thanks must go to the all the Moroney Leaders for their tireless efforts throughout the year. A further thanks go to the staff of Moroney. It is very evident that House spirit is alive and well, as you volunteered tirelessly for so many events throughout the year. I will finish with a short reflection written by Michael Te, our 2016 House Captain.

The Year 7’s were welcomed into the Moroney family, and it was obvious that their enthusiasm was infectious. I would like to thank them for the overwhelming enthusiasm which was exhibited throughout the year, particularly in the weekly ACC and House Sport, as well as lunch time events.

“As the Moroney House Captain of 2016, I am extremely proud of what the House has accomplished this year. From Years 7 to 12, the students in Moroney have contributed significantly to all facets of the College, and have demonstrated the true meaning of ‘House Spirit’. Their efforts were particularly captured in the success of multiple fund-raisers and sporting activities. It is crucial for many students to be involved in these events, which also bring out students’ true talents and abilities. I am sure that Moroney students have developed stronger bonds together and have grown as an overall group.

The enthusiasm of the senior students and our new Year 7’s was contagious, and we rallied the troops for both the Swimming and Athletics Carnivals. The ‘RED ARMY’ was clearly visible and audible as they cheered on the Moroney contestants. 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 your best for the love of the House, and this was clearly demonstrated at the House Carnivals.

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All our spirit and success would not have been possible without the dedication and work of Mrs Marshall. She has put tremendous effort into Moroney House, and has exemplified the true qualities of a Head of House.

Moroney participation and effort in Cross Country was not disappointing. We demonstrated yet again some great skill and a high level of participation. House Debating, a Moroney speciality, came with pleasing results. Students volunteered readily, and teams were quickly hard at work. Once again Moroney rose to the challenge and took out House Debating for 2016, with wins in the finals to the Senior and Intermediate teams.

On a personal note, I am inspired every day by my Vice-Captain, James Morrey, and other House Leaders. Their encouragement and support were greatly appreciated, and their reluctance to say ‘no’ demonstrates true selflessness. I am extremely privileged to lead Moroney, and will cherish the memories of 2016. I wish Moroney nothing but the best for the future.”

As the year drew to a close, results were tallied for the allimportant House Cup.

Mrs Marianne Marshall Head of Moroney House

Michael Te, 12D

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What a year for Savio House! Our boys showed great character, as record numbers of students put their hands up to represent the Savio House in a wide range of activities. From athletic pursuits to debating and fundraising, the students of Savio House always gave their best, and demonstrated why they wear the colour blue with pride! Each year we continue to build a strong culture within the House, and encourage all boys to have a go. 2016 was no different, as a number of new faces ensured that Savio was always in a position to perform well in the House Shield competition. It was an extremely busy start to the year, with both the House Swimming and Athletics Carnivals held early in Term One. 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. Our Year 10 leader, Michael Amendola, whipped the crowd into a frenzy with his booming voice and catchy chants, all of which spurred our boys into the pool. Participation levels were high, and many boys made their way to the blocks to represent the 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 well-earned second place. A similar level of enthusiasm was shown at the House Athletics Carnival, despite the heat, 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.

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As the year wore on, it seemed that the elusive House Shield victory was slipping away from us. Savio fell out of the top two in House Cross Country, and we struggled to regain momentum. Having said this, Savio 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 Savio students towards our House efforts this year. Many thanks must go to the student leaders of Savio house in 2016: Max Piccolo, Michael Amendola, Liam La Brooy, Lachlan Magee, Delarno Pharoe and Taniel Meguerditchian. Their enthusiasm and desire to see the Savio boys succeed in all aspects of College life played a large part in the success of our house this year. It has been a pleasure to work with Savio this year, and I hope you will all continue to be active members of Savio House. A big thank you must also go to all 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. Mr Chris Ryan Head of Savio House

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HOUSE CUP COMPETITION

“The roar from the boys when each shield was announced at the final Year 12 Assembly stirred the hairs on the back of my neck. Anyone could see that the results of these competitions mean a lot to the boys.”

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It would be safe to say that being competitive is in most boys’ DNA, and it is in the House Cup Competition that we attempt to harness that in a positive way to further school spirit. Our House Cup Competition encourages our boys to strive to achieve for their House in one way or another through the different shields that the boys compete for. Whether a boy is sporty or not, he can make a contribution by participating in the academic, cultural and citizenship activities that are run over the year. This year we saw Mr Dan Campisano assume the role of Head of Collinson after Miss Ashley Simon took another leadership role in the school in 2016. It’s fair to say that Dan had his work cut out for him, as Collinson finished below all the other houses in 2015, and I know how determined he was to bring glory back to the “Green”! This fiercely fought out competition brings out the best in the boys and their supporting staff members. While the friendly banter ricochets around the school during events, it’s very clear when the announcement is made at the final Year 12 assembly that the boys are playing for keeps.

Academic Shield 1. Moroney 2. Collinson 3. Annecy 4. Savio Points are awarded to boys over the year for the quality of the academic work they submit to staff. The Academic Shield is awarded to the House which manages to achieve the most points for the year. Last year it was Moroney House who took the prize, and in 2016 they were again too strong for their opponents. Significant in the results was the rise of Collinson House, who finished last in 2015, yet second in 2016. A terrific effort from Collinson. Annecy and Savio were left to fight out a tight battle for the other places.

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

to making the world a slightly better place. More surprises were to be found with the Citizenship Shield in 2016, where Moroney were dethroned by Savio House, with an improvement once again from Collinson, while Annecy has some work to do for 2017.

Cultural Shield 1. Annecy 2. Savio 3. Moroney 4. Collinson The Cultural Shield is awarded to the House that gains the most points for boys participating in debating, public speaking and other cultural events on the College calendar. Annecy were on top in 2015, and once again they were too hard to shake this year. In fact, the results of the points were the same in 2016 as they were in the previous year. Will the mighty Annecy be shaken from the top of the Cultural tree in 2017? We wait in nervous anticipation to find out.

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2016 House Cup Winners (Moroney)

Cultural Shield (Annecy)

Citizenship Shield (Savio)

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House Cup 2016

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2. Annecy

2. Savio + Collinson equal second

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The Sport Shield is awarded to the House that performs best at the House Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country Carnivals. While it’s great to have athletes who can star, the real winners are the teams who ensure that their participation levels are high. Points are also awarded for the positive cheering on of competitors at the various events. Moroney were top of the bill last year, and in 2016 they continued their wonderful efforts. Annecy lifted themselves from bottom of the ladder in 2015 to second in 2016. An excellent effort from these Houses.

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3. Annecy Finally, the 2016 House Cup is awarded to the House that has performed best across all four disciplines. In another outstanding year, Moroney House, under the guidance of Mrs Marianne Marshall, held the Cup aloft. The results always end up being close, and with Savio and Collinson House finishing equal second, it was Annecy with the most work to do in 2017. The roar from the boys when each shield was announced at the final Year 12 Assembly stirred the hairs on the back of my neck. Anyone could see that the results of these competitions mean a lot to the boys.

Of course, these things don’t happen by themselves. The boys are mentored, coached, encouraged and assisted by all members of the staff allocated to each House. Particular mention must also be made of the wonderful Heads of House for 2016. Mr Peter Bermingham (Head of Annecy), Mr Daniel Campisano (Head of Collinson), Mrs Marianne Marshall (Head of Moroney), and Mr Chris Ryan (Head of Savio) have worked tirelessly over the year to help the students achieve their best. They have done a marvellous job. Mr Brendan Douglas Assistant Principal – Students

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2016 has been a year that has come and gone extremely quickly for the Year 12 cohort, who have certainly left their legacy at the College. I will always remember them as a very likable, friendly and funny bunch of boys, who have brightened each and every day I have worked with them. The Year 12s have accomplished so much this year. They began 2016 on

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Retreat, where they gained a deeper understanding of their peers and really united as a cohort, all the while wearing some questionable outfits. These colourful costumes made an appearance again at the Swimming and Athletics Carnivals, where the boys’ house spirit indicated how much they enjoy being part of the College community. The College Formal was a highlight of Term Two, and

the boys looked striking in their suits (blue was clearly the ‘in’ colour). Their dates were well looked after, and it was clear that they are turning into fine young men. Term Two also brought the sad news of Mr Tony Johnston’s passing, and this particularly affected the Year 12 boys, as most of them had experienced Mr Johnston’s caring manner as their Mathematics teacher. Their reaction was

indicative of the immense respect and love they had for Mr Johnston, and this was apparent in the large numbers of Year 12 boys who attended his Funeral Mass. I have never been more proud of the Year 12 boys than on this day. Interspersed among these major events were the small moments which have bound this Year Level together. There have been moving speeches, impressive

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musical performances and new initiatives, but there have also been so many smaller interactions which have made this year memorable. I will remember fondly the futile attempts to hide an obvious beard, the gradual evolution of my office into the ‘Year 12 Common Room’, constantly having to chant “Get out of the corridor!” every recess and lunch, the selection of photos that made it onto the Year 12 noticeboard,

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the attempts to give me a nickname that never really caught on, and especially all the boys who stopped by to have a chat. I am privileged to have known these decent young men, who I know will be a success in whatever direction life takes them. On behalf of the College community I would like to thank the boys for their contributions to the College over the last six years, and I wish them all the best for their future endeavours!

I leave you with some special quotes from your peers: “Watch your thoughts, they become words; watch your words, they become actions; watch your actions, they become habits; watch your habits, they become character; watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” - Alex Le

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” - Ali Nazari “No, I don’t play basketball. Yes, the weather is fine ‘up here’. I’m really glad that we had this conversation.” - Tom Andrews “This was nothing like High School Musical.” - Finn Bloomer Mrs Rhea Beurs Year 12 Coordinator

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ORATORY 12A

Alex Le

Ben Gundry

Christopher Alevizos

Christos Romios

Deeshan Ambawatta

Fabrice Min Fa

Jack Zhu

Javid Mohammadi

Jeremy Furfaro

John Vuong

Joseph Galluccio

Josh Knight

Lenny Chiem

Madukapriya Silva

Marque La Brooy

Nicholas Dean

Pocholo Bueno

Sacheen Paramesh

Simon Minopoli

Stefano Ciccotosto

Thanh Tran

Tim Tith

Vivek Perera

“The motley crew that was 12A completed its Salesian journey in 2016. Alpha male Joseph led the pack as we prayed, debated, laughed and learnt together. Even with Jack still bringing his schoolbag to class until the very end, 12A has made its contribution to Salesian. It’s now time to leave, and our College will never be the same again. God speed men, and look out world!” Mr Peter Bermingham Mr Peter Bermingham

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Alvin Jomy

Christopher Staffieri

Dominic Pham

Edwin Saravanapavaan

Hafizullah Mahdawi

Harry Morris

Jack Fairnie

Jackson Turnbull

Jai Lambrou

James Roberts

Jamie Nixon

Jesse Falla

Jonathan Navaratnarajah

Larry Genovese

Liam Calleja

Massimo Dell’Arciprete

Nicholas Andrejic

Oliver Abu-Awad

Paul Zhu

Sammy To

Sandeep Chand

Taniel Meguerditchian

Tharusha De Alwis

“12B has been a wonderful and diverse group to get to know this year. We have shared a lot of good times in Oratory. There have been excellent discussions, an ongoing rivalry with 12C, a shared love of music, and lots of laughter. I thank them for all the good times, and wish them all the best for the next phase of their lives.” Mrs Rhea Beurs

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ORATORY 12C

Ali Nazari

Andrew Dong

Anthony Te

Bryan Viegas

Daniel De Blasis

David Luong

Dylan Brambleby

Finn Bloomer

Gayashan Navaratne

George Cousseris

Jacob Latu

Jake Dell’Arciprete

James Wee

Jonnel Aquino

Max Li

Maynard Perera

Nicholas Stevens

Patrick Scott

Rajul Abeyratne

Rangithkumar Ramesh

Sasi Wijewardana

Thomas Tsiros

Todd Kingston

Vishal Kahawatte

“12C are a varied bunch from all walks of life. The strength of the class was how well they included everyone and accepted each other. We had some very entertaining conversations, and when someone was in need everyone was always willing to lend a helping hand. It’s been a pleasure to share in the journey of your final year of school, and I wish you all the best for wherever your next step takes you.” Ms Phina Tran Ms Phina Tran

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ORATORY 12D

Adriano Recce

Alan Nguyen

Andrew McGuinness

Arjay Bywaters

Ashley Wijayakumara

Ilias Triantafyllou

Jack Bisas

James Esposito

Jayden Brown

Jeremy Seneviratne

Kevin Soares

Luke Carron

Luke Sexton

Marc Urban

Michael Andrea

Michael Te

Nathan Antonucci

Nicolas Conte

Rachith Rajakumar

Spencer Van Dyke

Thomas Andrews

Vincent Kakkos

“One thing 12D all shared was a passion for their school and their mates, and that kept them together as a wonderful Oratory class. ‘It is one thing to love someone for what they do for you or how they make you feel. It’s another thing, and something very rare, to love someone for exactly who they are.’ Good luck Year 12D, 2016. You have one life. Live it your way.” Mr Brendan Douglas Mr Brendan Douglas

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ORATORY 12E

Adrian Veerasingham

Albin Bennys

Alexander Sunny

Andy Li

Ashley De La Sota

Ben Jackson

Carter Kulikovskis

Danny Ngo

Delarno Pharoe

Jack Kolar

Jake Ioannou

James Morrey

Jimmy Wong

John Fouad

Jojo Thomas

Josefate Waqanisau

Kirtan Dave

Kishon Pawar

Matthew Braham

Noel Crouch

Sean Patterson

Thomas Inglis

Zachary Allas

“The men of 12E were varied in cultural backgrounds, faith and personality, which made them an absolute pleasure to teach. They bonded as a group, supporting each other through stressful times, affectionately named, ‘SAC CITY’. We celebrated birthdays with cake and gifts (which were very popular with 12E!), as well as academic, sport, leadership and music achievements. I would like to congratulate them on a year well done, and wish them all the best for the future.” Mrs Nadia Knight Mrs Nadia Knight

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ORATORY 12V

Adam Dell’Arciprete

Alex La Riccia

Charles Galluccio

Dinh Ngo

Jack Tran

Josef Indovino

Kevin O’Malley

Leftere Nikitas

Luc Crugnale

Matthew Montague

Samuel Kee

Van Tran

“After a long year, living and breathing all things Caravan, 12V completed their Salesian journey triumphantly as a confident, cohesive group ready to take on the world. After spending more than 8 periods each day together (plus noodle boiling time), and a number of frank discussions, we’ve really got to know each other. I wish you all the best wherever you may go. RIP Sam’s laptop. We hardly knew you.” Mr Drew Thomas Mr Drew Thomas

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YEAR 11

In Semester Two this year I had the pleasure of taking over as Year 11 Coordinator here at Salesian College, and what a unique opportunity it has been to mentor such a fine group of young Salesian men. The Year 11 boys have represented the College in a range of activities, both sporting and academic. Some of these events included House and ACC Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country Carnivals, ACC Sports events, Oznam House representation and the College Production. In addition, we also had seven talented Year 11 boys representing Salesian College at the Next Generation Business Challenge held at Deakin University. Our Year 11 boys should be very proud of their achievements while representing Salesian College in 2016.

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It is also worth taking the time to recognise the personal accomplishments of some of our Year 11 boys in 2016. I would like to recognise the incredible efforts of Lachlan Magee and Damon Ollerenshaw for volunteering their time for the Salesian Immersion trip to Samoa as part of the Cagliero Project. Both Damon and Lachlan helped raise over $1,000 before their visit to Samoa, and donated the money to Don Bosco College in Savaii, Salelologa. This money went towards helping to pay for students who can’t afford

their school fees. Both Damon and Lachlan learnt a lot from this experience, particularly about the culture of Samoa and what it’s like to live in a country that isn’t as wealthy as our own. I would also like to recognise the achievements of Dean Dritsas, who has again competed internationally in Karate in 2016. Not only did Dean finish 2nd in his weight class at the Australian Karate Open, he also finished 3rd in the open weight division. Dean went on to represent Australia at the Oceanic Championships, and finished in a respectable 4th position. Finally, I would also like to give recognition to both Christian Theoharous and Joshua Cavallo, who have both represented the Melbourne Victory A-League Club in their youth team in 2016. Joshua was the under 20s Captain and won the Players’ Player of the Year award. Christian was successful enough to play for the Victory senior team on three occasions, and scored a goal!

Mr Ray Sestito and Mr Tim Cox for their tireless work mentoring our Year 11 boys this year. You have all been an incredible team to work with in 2016. Finally, I would like to wish our Year 11 cohort of 2016 all the best for what is about to become their greatest challenge so far, Year 12 in 2017. Our Year 11 boys have gone through the subject selection process for the final time this year, and now their destiny is in their hands. They are a great bunch of students, and I thoroughly look forward to being their Year 12 Coordinator in 2017. Mr Kim Beurs Year 11 Coordinator

Our Year 11 boys have been extremely fortunate in having a wonderful team of Oratory mentors who have been an inspiring team to work with in 2016. I would personally like to thank Mr Ron Lok, Mr Damien McAuliffe, Ms Irene Apostolopoulos, Miss Rachel Ivey, Mr Chris Pye,

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ORATORY 11A

Alexander Quach

Arjun Girish

Benjamin Di Cioccio

Brendon To

Denny Michael

George Ekonomopoulos

Jacky Hung

James Accadia

Jehan Perera

Kareem Aljaber

Karl-Heinz Hagen-Mujica

Kevin Balapitiya

Lachlan Magee

Lukas Condovrakis

Michael Brew

Nathaniel Jones

Oscar Rajkowski

Patrick Lov

Ryan Bae

Steven Kraloglou

Timothy Wee

Vasili Thomopoulos

Yianni Billias

Zale Athanasius

Absent on day of photo: Anthony Atherinos Harry Constabile Mohith Vemula

“I have been extremely fortunate to have worked with the boys of 11A this year. It quickly became obvious to me that these boys are developing into inspiring young men. They have made me laugh, have taken part in meaningful conversations, and engaged in hilarious and significant banter on many worldly topics throughout the year. I look forward to watching 11A continue into their final year as students of Salesian College.� Mr Kim Beurs

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Anthony Ishak

Anthony Ralogaivau

Brendan Wales

Calvin Davey

Cristian Martinelli

Dean Dritsas

Dylan Perera

Gianluca Cappiello

Gregory Pletsias

Hans Montera

Jason Jiang

Joshua Chhen

Kartik Kashyap

Lachlan Park

Liam La’Brooy

Mark Bernadas

Min Donovan

Peter Pham

Roshane Cooray

Sayan Thuraisamy

Shi Yan

Stephen Angeloudas

Wesley Avila

Yastheel Naidoo

Absent on day of photo: Lachie Hardiman

“In 2016 I had the great pleasure of working with a diligent and enthusiastic group of Year 11 boys in 11B Oratory. They showed impressive development in all areas over the course of the year, and are well placed to deal with the many challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of them. All the very best in 2017 and beyond!” Mr Damien McAuliffe

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ORATORY 11C

Adam Kakkos

Bao Minh Nguyen Vo

Brian Fernando

Damon Ollerenshaw

Daniel Tan

Dean Mitropoulos

Dillon Caminos

Dineth Bandara

James Casserly

Jimin Kim

Julian Russo

Kiir Gatkouth

Kurt Richter

Kylen Puveendran

Lindsay Collins

Lucas Kellett

Luke Fonseca

Morgan Bryant

Nicholas Tsakistaras

Nicholas Zoel

Peter Dionissopoulos

Peter Sio

Rabel Kaka

Tommy Nguyen

Absent on day of photo: Ali Molaei

“The class of 11C was a fabulous collection of boys, from the very quiet and diligent, to the not so quiet. The group had a wonderful dynamic and a very cooperative spirit. Many discussions were had on the problems of the world; God, religion, social justice and the meaning of it all. As the year progressed there was lots of laughter and personal growth. Congratulations for the year gone by, and I wish you all the best in Year 12.� Mr Ray Sestito

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Achilles Datsopoulos

Ashley Sanqui

Athiesh Katheesan

Corey Jansz

Frances Kumar

Jara Gonzalez

Joseph Ponweera Archchillage

Joshua Cayetano

Kanchana Pallage

Karan Hariharan

Kevin Baras

Kevin Tat

Kieran Roach

Kojitha Senanayake

Kyle Valadon

Matthew Georgaklis

Mayo Everett

Mitchell Tonta

Nicholas Gioulekas

Nicolas Cerda

Rasindu Munaweera

Robert Lim

Ross Palavras

Sebastian Skoutas

Absent on day of photo: Athiesh Katheesan Matias Gonzalez Jara

“As an Oratory we have enjoyed a friendly game of tag on the oval as we explored stress relief strategies. We delighted in culinary tastes as we learnt about different cultural customs, and celebrated our second place prize in the Community Day Quiz. Well done on a successful year, and all the best for Year 12.� Ms Irene Apostolopoulos

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ORATORY 11E

Aaron Nipps

Akash Deo

Alex Nanfra

Christian Theoharous

Christopher Stamatis

Dylan Goodwill

Dylan Hema

Erik Tan

George Koltsidas

Ian Felipe

Jack Robertson

Jacky Kuah

James Smirneos

Lukas Bernardo

Matthew Corrie

Melvin Malbas

Nicholas Lai

Paolo Gomez

Santino Junior Belmuda

Stefano Mascaro

Steven Charles

Sushant Shakya

Tibin Thampy

Absent on day of photo: Joshua Cavallo

“11E boys, and the banter that comes with them, have been a pleasure to teach. We often engaged in meaningful conversations, enabling the boys to become reflective in their studies and to transition well into VCE. I wish this intelligent and impressive bunch of young men all the best in Year 12.� Miss Rachel Ivey

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ORATORY 11F

Adrian Vargiu

Alan Huynh

Bo Tran

Brandon Lek

Charles Hennessey

Christian Hatt

Evan Panagiotou

Felipe Herrera

Fraser Colgrave

James Tighello

Jason Tran

Joel Cramer

Justin Tan

Maria Santa

Michael Abbott

Mike Zhao

Monolith Perera

Peter Pamouktsis

Roland Ha

Thomas Newstead

Thomas Wilson

Timothy Chan

Vince Vo

Wilson Dixon

Absent on day of photo: Duane Tanjutco Gurikat Bhogal Jack Santa Maria Shrujal Sukhadia

“Boys, thank you for being a wonderful group to work with. You have been warm and friendly at all times, and have offered many unique insights during our numerous and lengthy class discussions! I would also like to take this opportunity to apologise for the 80s runners that I kept wearing. Thank you for your honest (and much needed) feedback! All the best with Year 12, and I look forward to seeing you throughout.� Mr Chris Pye

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ORATORY 11V

Eddie Standish

Emil Plackal

Fred Chen

Griffin McPhee

Joseph Cardaci

Justin McCarthy

Keyan De La Motte

Michael D’Rozario

Stefan Tikellis

Stephan Sands

Terence Fatouros

Thomas Tran

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“The boys of our Year 11 VCAL class have bonded well and developed their skills in a number of areas. They created a number of amazing projects, such as coffee tables, Bluetooth speaker boxes, chopping boards, shoe storage units, chessboards, a birdhouse and even a full size skateboarding ramp! I was overwhelmed with the imagination and skill of the boys. They even created the VCAL website themselves! It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know the boys of 11V. I would like to personally thank you all, and I wish you the very best in 2017.” Mr Tim Cox

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YEAR 10

In 2016 the Year 10 students settled back into Bosco Campus, after a year of learning and exploring at the Mannix Campus. 2016 saw the expansion and consolidation of the Oratory Program, a variety of College activities, both within and outside of the College, and participation in numerous social justice fundraisers.

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As a new member of the College Community I was welcomed with open arms by both the Year 10 students and staff. I was humbled by their enthusiasm and smiles. We began the year with a Year 10 ‘Welcome Assembly’, where the boys were challenged to “take care of each other, take care of the environment, and be kind to those around you”. It was pleasing to see that the Year 10s rose to the challenge, displaying respect, understanding and perseverance as the year progressed. Term One got off to a flying start, with the boys well and truly immersing themselves in their studies. The Swimming Carnival was upon us fairly quickly, and we enjoyed beautiful weather at the Oakleigh Recreation Centre. The boys participated to the best of their ability, and truly enjoyed the day. Futures Week saw the boys participate in a variety of activities, and undertake vocational testing to ascertain

where their strengths lay. This assisted them in planning future subject choices, as well as possible tertiary courses, apprenticeships, and further education opportunities. It was an invaluable week for the boys to begin planning for their VCE/VCAL studies. Goals were set and ATARs were explored, giving the boys an opportunity to get a sense of what will be required of them in their Senior education years. The Year 10 PreCal boys have been busy all year, participating in a range of activities, which culminated in their final project of updating the garden area between the Lower and Upper Murdoch areas. These boys worked incredibly hard all year, and should be very proud of their achievements. It was fantastic to see some Year 10 boys challenge themselves academically by completing an accelerated VCE subject this year. This has enabled the boys to experience the commitment required to achieve well in a VCE subject, which is great preparation for their studies over the next two years Outside the classroom, the Year 10 boys challenged themselves by participating in a variety of activities, such as Debating, Maths and Science competitions, Model UN Conferences and the Deakin University Next Gen Challenge. We have also been fortunate to have a number

of boys chosen to participate in the Monash Scholars Program. The Year 10 boys carried themselves with pride and respect as we embarked upon the highlight of the year, the Ballroom Dancing Program. This began with a series of ballroom dancing lessons held at both Sacred Heart College and Salesian College, and culminated in the Dance Finale evening, which was held at Sacred Heart this year. It was wonderful to see the boys socialise with the girls and experience a mixture of shyness, fun (and at times a little awkwardness), as hands were held and the Cha-Cha was danced. It was a great sight, and lots of laughs were had. As the year draws to a close, I would like to personally thank my Year 10 Oratory team, Mr Noel McGarry, Mr Stephen Sellwood, Mrs Anne Garofalo, Ms Paula Hanley, Mr Steven Loonstra, Miss Monique Capomolla and Mr Nick Filippis, all of whom have made an enormous contribution to the running of the Year 10 Oratory Program and the care of the Year 10 boys. I am looking forward to working with the next cohort of Year 10 boys and their families in 2017. Ms Romi Bennett Year 10 Co-ordinator

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ORATORY 10A

Andrew Luak

Anthony Galluccio

Ayden Khalil

Billy Drakopoulos

Conor Withers

George Triskelidis

Jonathan Bong

Kris Abraham

Kristian Escalona-Riffo

Luca Palma

Manupa Balasuriya

Patrick Tanudjaja

Paul Xylourgidis

Raul Kaka

Ritvik Narayan

Rohan Chand

Shashi Ranathunga

Theekshana Fernando

Tony Vu

Tyson Pirie

Xavier Mamotte

Zac Gilbert

Zachary Rattray

Absent on day of photo: Jonathan Kuoch

“It has been a pleasure getting to know the students of 10A this year. They have done themselves and the College proud with all they achieved, and were a joy to teach. As a new member of staff, I was overwhelmed by the way in which 10A welcomed me with open arms, and as the year has progressed we came to work together in a very positive way. What a great group of boys! Congratulations 10A on a wonderful year, and see you all in Year 11.� Ms Romilda Bennett

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ORATORY 10B

Alan Wang

Alexander Akritidis

Anthony Basile

Anthony Henderson

Bailey Mejia

Christian Pansino

Daniel Perrella

David Truong

Elio Charbine

Ethan Van Langenberg

Hanno Liebenberg

Ian Yoshawirja

James Kosmopoulos

Jimmy Chuol

Joseph Manual

Kosta Kakavoulis

Leon Plackal

Mihiran Ginige

Nicholas Nathaniel

Paul Papathanasiou

Richardson Luu

Sam Bisas

Steven De Zilwa

Steve Firfilionis

“It’s been a fantastic year with 10B. 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, pizza was had 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 Mr Noel McGarry

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ORATORY 10C

Aaron Soa

Andy Fleming

Anthony Fazio

Anthony Zulli

Anton Bottalico

Arthur Chau

Bailey Cotsis

Brian Tennyson

Daniel Marchese

Darren Navaratnarajah

Fionn Barritt

George Kapaklis

Imalsa Weragoda

Kristian Michailidis

Kyle Gordon

Marcus Facchino

Max Perri

Max Posselt

Nick Cluning

Nicolas Pappas

Oscar Ho

Steven Lim

Steven Ly

Ushan Almeida

“It was a pleasure being Oratory leader to 10C, a quiet and polite group of boys who involved themselves in all aspects of College life. The camaraderie between the boys was always of a good nature, and the highlights were the many class quizzes. I wish each and every boy success moving into Year 11 next year.� Mr Stephen Sellwood

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ORATORY 10D

Anthony Sirait

Antony Pradeep

Athan Gakis

Athan Karaliolios

Derric Chacko

Emmanuel Chu Chung Chuck

Hugo Milic

Jake Cooper

Jason Ng

Joshua Meedin

Lachie Roberton

Lawrence Lai

Mark Linden

Michael Grosso

Michael Macdonald

Miguel Zuniga

Patrick Lee

Rayesh Dharmaratne

Riley Collier

Roger Nea

Spencer Hogan

Thiep Thiep

Uvindu Wickramaarachchi

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“This year, we welcomed Ms Bennett to our school, participated in sports and liturgies, listened to important speakers and learnt a lot. Mrs Garofalo was also very kind and generous. We wish her well as she takes her well-deserved long service leave.”

Mehran Molaei

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ORATORY 10E

Abin Mathew

Akesh Irugalbandara

Anthony Phung

Anthony Wong

Carl Daniel Calaoagan

Dhiren Rodrigues

Ethan Andrews

Harrison Tate

Jamie Chhen

Joshua Patterson

Lefteri Thomopoulos

Liam Diamantopoulos

Liam McGain

Louis Wilmann

Lucas Macaluso

Luka Petrov

Nathan Murrian

Nathan Toward

Robert Lam

Sheneth Fernando

Steven Kastanas

Thierry Kasimis

Tom Stanton

Wing Ki Liu

“In 2016, 10E developed a respectful learning atmosphere and a strong commitment to their studies. The boys always responded to social needs, and showed a keen interest in current world events. It has been an absolute joy to have the boys of 10E in my care this year. I wish them all the best as they enter their final years of school, and I thank them for the fun filled journey of 2016.� Mr Steve Loonstra Zach Vanderputt

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ORATORY 10F

Adam Mahony

Adam Sarhan

Ashintha Perera

Craig Dickinson

Eamon Perkins

Ethan Childs

Gabriel Cook

Jack Stewart

Jamie Phung

Joshua Fernando

Julian Annand

Karthik Nadadur

Kevin Jayadi

Liam Hatt

Max Fairnie

Mike Gabriel Calaoagan

Raymond George

Rhiley McLennan

Ronan Bell

Roung Chea

Tin Trung Le

Tristen Baldwin

Willie To

“10F displayed curiosity about making sense of our world. Being eager to learn about the magnitude of social injustices and the paradox of homelessness, the boys became informed, articulate and passionate in advocating for a fairer global community. They stood united in support for the poor, the outcast and the downtrodden, and will be remembered as that group which met the challenge of personal and spiritual growth through Jesus Christ. “ Mr Nick Filippis Mr Nick Filippis

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ORATORY 10G

Adrian Nadonza

Alex Vo

Ben Sexton

Blake Swaris

Brian Dinh

Dinupa Balasuriya

Dylan Loo

George Billias

Ishan Vir

John Chronopoulos

Jordan Ong

Khan Rahman

Luke Georgoudis

Max Piccolo

Michael Amendola

Nicholas Ramachandran

Pravinda Gunasekara

Ravidu Meedeniyalage

Regan Privitera

Rodney Baselyous

Ryan Mahony

Stephen Kelly

William Hayes

Absent on day of photo: Stephen Sundaralingham

“It has been a fantastic year for 10G. We have enjoyed many laughs and have bonded together as a class. It has been a pleasure to watch the boys grow into fine young men this year, and I can’t wait to see their journey continue next year.” Miss Monique Capomolla

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Aaron Simas

Jed Hema

Liam Quinn

Matthew La Brooy

Michael Neofit

Owen Colley

Patrick Esposito

Samuel Lo Rosso

“The 2016 PreCAL boys were a happy, easy going group of applied learners. Their cheerfulness and spirit led them to achieve much success this year, in particular the Outdoor Decking and Birdhouse Project! I am very proud of all that the boys have achieved this year!” Ms Paula Hanley

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“The fresh structure did not disappoint in providing students with an environment where they were instantly challenged and felt invigorated.”

YEAR 9

Have you ever heard the saying, “Life is like a journey by train”? Well, I have. This expression is commonly used to convey life in a metaphoric manner. In a philosophical way this makes a lot of sense, with all the people on the train that ride with you, changing carriages, and then new people jumping on. It really is just like life at the Mannix campus. We welcomed 8 new classmates to our cohort of 120, shared laughter and built everlasting friendships along the way. It is fair to say that both the staff and students enjoyed a frivolous year together, which often extended well beyond the classroom. The year started with an air of enthusiasm, with the boys rapidly becoming accustomed to taking ownership of an innovative space, the newly unveiled Year 9 Challenge and Enrichment electives, and the persistent journeys back and forth to the Bosco Campus. Term One was crammed with countless extra-curricular activities, the highlight being Year 9 Camp in Week Six. Three camp locations around Victoria confronted the boys with a perplexing, yet rewarding experience that included hiking, surfing, canoeing and even very

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limited bathroom and WiFi facilities! Despite the boys being away from home, and in very wet and windy conditions, feedback from camp was very positive all round. One of the exciting pedagogical aspects of 2016 has been the introduction of the rejuvenated Year 9 Program at Salesian College. The fresh structure did not disappoint in providing students with an environment where they were instantly challenged and felt invigorated. The new elective blocks were broken down into two streams. Enrichment electives provided our boys with the opportunity to extend their academic knowledge and skills in addition to the core subjects. Boys relished subjects such as The Big Bang Theory, Marvellous Melbourne, Maths in Sport and Forensics, to name a few. In addition, the Year 9s of 2016 were also exposed to new Challenge electives, which delivered experiential learning opportunities, culminating in the formation of an end product. Fridays very quickly became everyone’s favourite timetabled day, with accessible subjects such as Media Crew, Outdoor Sculpture Creation, Recycled Racers, Mannix MasterChef

and Duke of Edinburgh. The result of these electives has been a discernible upsurge in student engagement and enjoyment. Terms Two, Three and Four saw the boys take part in countless extra-curricular opportunities, such as Year 9 Futures Day, an ANZAC Day ceremony, 3 days of City Experience, Community Week and the 9th annual Great Transport Challenge Race, which gave boys an opening to compete against each other in an attempt to race around the city. Our Year 9 ACC teams, who were often seen training tirelessly, also put up very stiff competition to opposing schools. The most successful was the Year 9 Football team, who won the flag under the guidance of Mr Giles and Miss Kimstra. Another exciting 3-day opportunity offered to Year 9s this year was the Community Service Program. There were a variety of industries that students chose for their placements, including Primary Schools, Salvation Army and Aged Care facilities. Congratulations to all boys who participated in the program that was yet again very successful. This year has also been very fruitful (pardon the pun!) up in the Year 9 My Place, Our

Space garden area. Initially, much of the ground was broken to revive the garden beds after the long hot summer, when many weeds had overgrown last year’s gardens. The year level then grew carrots, tomatoes and lettuce, which thrived in the warm weather. In the second, third and fourth terms students carried on the good work and extended the gardens under the direction of Joshua Indovino. On a personal note, I am eternally indebted to Nicholas Kearney, the Year 9 Curriculum Co-ordinator, for all his support, and the Year 9 team for their generosity, their commitment to their students and their continual trust and assistance on our journey of the past year. Thanks to Mr Daniel Campisano, Ms Tara Kimstra, Ms Reema Lok and Mrs Rosa Salemme. Another year, another brilliant cohort of boys who have availed themselves of the opportunities provided. I wish all boys the best for Year 10 with their continued development into fine young men as they journey to excellence. Miss Ashley Simon Year 9 Coordinator

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ORATORY 9A

Alexander Watt

Austin Sutherland

Benjamin Santa Maria

Callum Magee

Cameron Wales

Cooper McNamara

Dean Kanaris

Dimitri Adamopoulos

Flynn Salvini

Harrison Wilkins-Byrd

Jack Paynter Sanjurjo

James Lee

Jason Shi

Johnny Phylactou

Josh Sequeira

Liam Yuan

Luke Maglio

Michael Triantafyllou

Nicholas Angeloudas

Nicholas Balderanos

Nicholas Thomas

Quang Thai

Ravindu Wijesinghe

Ryan Rupesinghe

“9A has matured into a truly astounding team, with sportsmen, musicians, artists and academics. They have brought out the best in each other, and the chatterbox in everyone! I am very proud of you all, and I hope that you have the courage to meet every challenge Year 10 and beyond brings!� Miss Ashley Simon

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ORATORY 9B

Adrian Kong

Akhilash Dever Kanagarajah

Alen Lay

Antonio Naidoo

Baldeep Singh

Benjamin Lai

Bo De Silva

Christopher Beltran

Christopher Nielsen

Jason Ngo

Jaylen Gordon

Jed Li

Joseph Cefai

Ken Hour

Linuka Weerasinghe

Menuka Gunaratne

Patrick Ciccotosto

Rama Powderly

Raymond Lam

Regan Tennyson

Robin Chea

Sam Vanderhorst

Simon Park

Theo Tran

“2016 has been a year of challenges, growth and maturity for the boys in the Biretta class. Highlights included City Experience, Community Service, Year 9 Camp and many more activities at the Mannix Campus. These experiences, along with the academic achievements, have prepared this group of boys for a strong and successful future.� Mr Nick Kearney Tim Hoang

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ORATORY 9C

Alexander Fell

Anthony Pham

Anthony Yaing

Braedyn Jansz

Chaitanya Bhide

Emilio Edmonds

Joe Veerasingham

Joshua Indovino

Joshua Whittle

Kosta Varkatzos

Leon Jiang

Marvin Ogutu

Massimo Cappiello

Matthew Kennedy

Olley Gibson

Raymond Cordeiro

Ricky Mineo

Ryan Shaw

Sameer Mohammed

Samuel Latu

Seaton Newport

Skanda Kumar Srikanthan

Stefan Fernando

Timmy Dang

Absent on day of photo: Winston Chiem

“9C were 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.“ Mr Daniel Campisano

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ORATORY 9D

Ashvin Adihetty

Athanasios Romios

Baron Dabraio

Biot Shin

Caleb Brown

Dean Allen

Dylan Loh

Edan Casey

Gino Dattari

Jack Sievers

Jason Muscara

Joshua Jackson

Lian Bongon

Mark Steiner

Matthew Goodwill

Nicholas Stathopoulos

Nicholas Tran

Pascal Traczewski

Richard Pham

Russell Lam

Simon Tran

Vincent Zachary Macasa

Will Tucker

William Dirckze

“In 2016, 9D has been home to 24 joyful young men who have shared many strengths and talents. It has been an outstanding year of growth and maturity. Thank you for an enjoyable year. It has been a pleasure teaching each of you. I wish all the boys the best in their senior years at the college.� Ms Tara Kimstra

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ORATORY 9E

Andre Huc

Charlie Martin

Christopher Nichols

Daniel Capomolla

Daniel Kiggundu

Dion Giannopoulos

Dylan Gatto

Frank Adams

George Mouropoulos

George Tikellis

Hanel Sawa

Harry Shea

Jack Norton

James Leigh

James Nguyen

Jeremy Angeloudas

Jonathan Florentzou

Joshua Consolmagno

Luke D’Souza

Matthew Tighello

Max Candiloro

Morgan Coetsee

Nicholas Varkatzos

Scott Duong

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Vaagesh Thirulojan

Miss Reema Lok

“For 9E, 2016 has been a year of change, challenges and new experiences. The College has a wide variety of curricular activities in which 9E became heavily involved. As the students continue their education, I hope that they will continue to be strong Salesian gentlemen.” Mrs Rosa Salemme

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YEAR 8

As with the start of every year, 2016 began with an anxiousness about what lay ahead. Who will be my teacher? What classes am I in? Where will my friends be? Is Mr Beckham really that bad?

the night is about father/ son relationships, rather than a ‘bonding’ session. An interesting aspect of the night is when the boys and male mentors sit in mixed groups, and discuss their perceptions of fathers and sons.

Then there’s the first day organisational matters: Oratory classes, lockers, laptops and a myriad of forms. There is a Year Level Assembly and a gathering as a community, where we welcome the new Year 7s (that was us 12 months ago!) and celebrate our Opening Mass. In the first four weeks there are so many House and other activities, and even a bit of school work.

The Retreat is special. Not only do the boys have an opportunity to challenge themselves with outdoor activities, but they also get to learn a bit more about themselves, their friends, Don Bosco and their families. The writing and receiving of letters is something to behold. The way the boys enter into that part of the retreat is something that always resonates with me.

Some of the special highlights in Year 8 are the Medieval Day, Father/Son Evening and the Retreat/ Camp at Phillip Island.

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Medieval Day was filled with interesting activities. The boys learnt about the lifestyle of the time, and experienced many of the skills, games and customs that were a part of the life and times of the people in medieval society. It was a very interesting and informative day. To those who were able to make it to the Father/Son Evening, I’m sure they would vouch to what a special experience it was. Many of the fathers expressed their appreciation for being able to share this night. Most of

As Year Level Co-Ordinator, I’d like to congratulate the boys for the way they have interacted with each other and the staff. In general, the majority of boys come happily to school each day, and are engaged in their learning. Naturally, with around 190 boys, there will always be issues, but through the Oratory classes we have been able to work towards a better understanding and tolerance of each other. This has been achieved through valuable programs such as Respectful Relationships, and the presentation on Social Labelling and Judgement by Project Rockit. However, this mindset isn’t changed by

just a presentation or talk. It comes from the whole group having the courage to say what is acceptable and unacceptable. On behalf of all Year 8s, I’d like to thank all the teachers who have taught and encouraged the boys to give of their best, especially the Orators: Miss Galante (8A), Miss Richardson (8B), Miss Barcellona (8C), Mr Ryan (8D), Mr Giles (8F), Miss Tsiavis (8G) and Mrs Ryan (8H). Thank you so very much. In closing, I’d like to leave you with this little saying: To be a male is a matter of chance. To be a man is a matter of age. To be a gentleman is a matter of choice. I wish you all the best in your future, gentlemen. Mr Steven Beckham Year 8 Level Co-Ordinator

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ORATORY 8A

Adam Stone

Alex Lee

Alex Lemberiadis

Andrew Smirneos

Campbell Gruiters

Charlie Belmuda

Charlie Briglia

Daniel Nunziante

Danny Ciorciari

Dhanush Reddy Batreddy

Edward Feehan

Harry Boxshall

Joseph Papalia

Josh Marrison

Josh Monahan

Kuat Chuol

Marco Tse

Massimo Facchino

Max Vanderhorst

Pasindu Wijenayake

Ralph Omutiali

Riley Skalamera

Roshan Ravi

Absent on day of photo: Rylie Shields

“8A was a welcoming, fun and enthusiastic group, always in high spirits and never short of laughs, a class full of great storytellers, creative souls and comedians. They worked well as a team, both in the classroom and during their retreat to Phillip Island, where they had to work together to tackle some of their greatest fears and challenges. 8A are now ready to take on Year 9 with their strong friendships formed, and look forward to what 2017 has to offer!� Miss Elissa Galante

Miss Elissa Galante

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ORATORY 8B

Aidan Cahill

Allen Saji

Arjun Sajan

Benjamin Lo

Adrien Chu Chung Chuck

Dean Wu

Finn Palma

Harris Nauman

Irving Arsabhuvana

Jarrod Sands

Jayden Mahesanandan

Jeffrey Lin

Joel Childs

John Burns

Jordan Dam

Kevin Lee

Kiran Shaji

Liam James

Matthew Jacob

Matthew Lam Po Yuen

Niall Heaphy

Pranav Kumaran

Tony Doan

Vihanga Maddumahewa

“8B was a raucous group, sharing many talents and strengths. The boys enjoyed a busy year filled with laughter, hard work and many games of four square! Retreat was a fantastic opportunity for all boys to test their limits and fears of heights, and to engage in some reflection on the values of friendship. I will miss the banter and hilarities of such a lovely group of young men, and wish them well as they continue their schooling.� Miss Alicia Richardson Yasiru Kanathigoda

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ORATORY 8C

Adarsh Rao

Alexander Thomopoulos

Bryan Vuong

Finnbar Donovan

George Sarandakis

Jack Martyn

Jack Parisi

Jacob Tran

James Athanasopoulos

Jonathan Green

Josh De Sa

Kenny Pham

Kevin Tom Martin

Kirk Monteiro

Lap Chan

Luke Fairnie

Matt Atsiz

Matthew Juma

Phillip McKenzie

Rayyaan Raheem

Richard Lim

Sebastien Mamotte

Thuan Duong

Yafet Areaya

“What a great year this has been, with so many bright minds all willing to extend and better themselves. We all enjoyed the many school activities together, but none more than the year 8 Camp. What fun! I would like to thank the Class Captains and Vice-Captains throughout the year. Thank you to Ardarsh Rao, Rayyaan Raheem, Josh De Sa and Phillip McKenzie. I would also like to thank all of 8C for your generosity throughout the year. Good luck boys!� Miss Melina Barcellona

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Albin Mathew

Antonio Marguglio

Brodie Fowler

Connor Hodinj

Davindu Goonatillake

James Molloy

Joshua Dean

Lawson Colgrave

Lonny Chiem

Mathew Chamakala

Michael Kasiaras

Nathan Bui

Nem Fernando

Paris Chivers

Peter Tzitzivakos

Raul Spink

Ryan George

Sam Loiacono

Samuel Dalamagas

Shivam Nair

Stephen Fazio

Teli Katis

Thiago Sawan

Zak Ekonomopoulos

“What a wonderful year in 8D! 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 8D have grown into a group of enthusiastic young men who are destined to conquer all ahead of them. Enjoy your Year 9 experience!� Mr Chris Ryan Mr Chris Ryan

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ORATORY 8E

Abel Ben Joseph

Brandon Lam

Christopher Hatzigeorgiou

David Truong

Gatkouth Gatkouth

Jake McCredie

James Adams

James Papanikolaou

Joseph Curtis

Julian Lieu

Julian Thursky-Moore

Kevin Pham

Ki Donovan

Marcus Merry

Martin Hang

Max Meeuwissen

Michael Luu

Michael Vu

Oscar Milic

Pano Skoufos

Rewniz Patell

Sam Fairnie

Thomas Minns

Absent on day of photo: Andy Chen Daniel Wu

“As the year comes to a close, I have to thank all those students who have contributed to making 8E a most enjoyable year. I hope that all of you have gained from the experiences and opportunities that have been afforded to you. Congratulations to all those who always tried to give their best.� Mr Steven Beckham

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ORATORY 8F

Aaron Ly

Darren Wang

Ed D’Rozario

Gurmanat Bhullar

James Taylor

Joshua David

Kevan Ly

Kevin Joshua

Ky Nyitrai

Lachie Richards

Linford Collins

Luke Avedissian-Brown

Luke Gakis

Luke Iuliano

Ryan Sharp

Sam Carter

Sam Waldron

Sankaran Pillay

Theo Athans

Tom Bawden

Vincent Lu

Yejun Yun

Zachary Bushby

“8F was a lively and interesting group of boys who had a wide range of skills, interests and talents. We had a fun year, and the weekly footy tipping competition brought out their competitive best, and was always a great talking point on Monday. The highlight of the year was our Phillip Island Retreat. It was great fun watching the boys overcoming their fears and doing things, particularly activities at heights, that they wouldn’t normally do.” Mr Craig Giles Mr Craig Giles

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ORATORY 8G

Adam Tan

Aidan Varmalis

Anthony Grizos

Brandon Do

Calvin Lam

Daniel Muscat

Eric Tran

Ethan Fernando

Ethan Tran

Jacob Curry

James Carrig

Jason Toward

Jem Oner

Lucas Axford

Max Phillips

Nicholas Peres

Robert Amendola

Sam Kattakayam

Samuel Russell

TJ Kalogeropoulos

Terry Sio

Therry Lam

Thomas Scott

Xander Madden

“What a privilege it has been to teach 8G in 2016. They were a group of supportive, humorous and willing young men who are ready to take on Year 9. The stand-out highlight from the year was the boys building friendships on their Year 8 Camp experience. Thanks to our wonderful class ‘co-captains’, Daniel Muscat, Robert Amendola, Jacob Curry and Brandon Do. Good luck for the future, boys! “ Ms Alexandra Tsiavis Miss Alexandra Tsiavis

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ORATORY 8H

Blake Brooks

Campbell Phelan

Cooper Roach

Dipinder Panesar

Eamon McKenzie

Ignatius Chan

James Marchese

Jason Apidopoulos

Jivan Datt

Joe Dabbous

Liam Higginson

Lukas Herrera

Matthew Mortaruolo

Matthew Vovos

Nikolas Simas

Sahil Joshi

Scott Fisher

Shevin Fernando

Theodore Soldati

Thomas Tran

Vincent Chieu

William Novak

Zach Dell’Arciprete

“2016 was a year full of energy and enthusiasm. 8H have grown in so many ways, academically, socially and emotionally. The highlight of the year was the Year 8 camp at Phillip Island, where they engaged in new experiences that tested their abilities. A special thankyou goes to the class captains, Shevin Fernando, Eamon McKenzie, Campbell Phelan and Lukas Herrera. Congratulations 8H on a successful year, and all the best in Year 9.” Mrs Ivana Ryan Mrs Ivana Ryan

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YEAR 7

To the Year 7 students of 2016 - the year has come to a close, and it has seemed to have passed so quickly. It would have felt like just yesterday when you walked through the front gates of school to a new life of uncertainty and excitement. Nonetheless, you would be glad that the year is over and you are no longer the ‘smallest’ students in high school. Let’s take some time to reflect on the year that has gone by. The year started when you received your laptop, perhaps the greatest responsibility you would have had to date. You will remember carrying it around, losing the stylus pen and having that one annoying person beside you ‘picking’ the keys off. Just remember to hold the ‘Windows’ key, then press ‘L’ before you walk away from your laptop!

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Then there was camp, where you would have undoubtedly got to know better others from your Oratory group, whether you liked it or not. There were many exciting activities: the Flying Fox, the Giant Swing, the Titanic Raft and Raft Building, to name a few. While some activities may not have been new to you (except for the fire alarm), it was a new experience for you to begin your six-year journey at Salesian with new classmates and friends.

Upon returning to school, you went through rigorous inductions into various class subjects, where teachers pushed you to learn through questioning, criticising, synthesising and analysing your information. Your first tests, assignments and exams all seem to be somewhat of a distant memory. Amidst the seemingly growing piles of work, there always seemed to be time for you to dress up in house colours for the Swimming and Athletics Carnivals, where you cheered on your friends as they pushed themselves to the brink. Time seemed to fly by. Before you knew it, you were nearing the end of your Year 7 journey.

been the best year level that I have had the chance to work with. Remember that you will be your own harshest critics. Whatever has happened in the past has happened. Whether you “forgot” to study for a test, “forgot” to hand in an assignment, or made a bad choice, you cannot change that. It is what you do next that counts. Remember also to have a bit of fun (not too much) and enjoy the journey ahead. I look forward to your graduation in 2021. Good luck, and all the best for your future studies. Lastly, Glory Glory Man United! Mr Byron Chen Year 7 Coordinator

I would like to take this opportunity to thank some of the key people who supported you through your first year of high school, the Year 7 team: Mrs Trudyanne Blyth, Mrs Jane Beams, Mr Lachlan Dwyer, Miss Sarah Rapson, Mr Mikeal Bloom, Mr Ken Verbyla, Mr Mark Wang, Mrs Marianne Marshall and Mr Andrew Schillaci. Their endless dedication is truly remarkable, and for that I am grateful. To you, the Year 7 cohort of 2016: students, Destiny players, digletts, dugongs, Potato Heads, Cinderellas and the rest, I thank you too, as you have arguably

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ORATORY 7A

Abrid Jo Philip

Angello De Zilva

Alexsi Cerda

Anthony Kraloglou

Anthony Psarakis

Bao Khang Hoang

Billy Candris

Cosi Fornaro

Dean Koutsikos

Deyan Naicker

Frank Ralogaivau

Ilias Georgoudis

Karch Rojas

Kini Fullman

Lachie Sinclair

Michael Belivanis

Nicholas DimetriouDickson

Sam Sciffer

Shanelle Algama

Shreyas Sivashankar

Thenuka Perera

Winuk Rathnasinghe

Absent on day of photo: Nathan Chan-Yam

“7A had some funny and interesting experiences as we learned how high school worked. We had to face many challenges over our time, but we overcame them and learnt from our mistakes. Our favourite memories from our time in Year 7 have been going on camp, making some new friends and, of course, our class banter.� Winuk Rathnasinghe 7A, Shreyas Sivashankar 7A Mrs Trudyanne Blyth

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ORATORY 7B

Alexander Mathieson

Alexander Tsakistaras

Edward Crossland

James Crockett

Leo Kong

Ronath Wijekoon

Andy Ng

Ben Abraham

Curt Fernandes

Dominic Russo

Joshua Jansen

Justin Vu

Karan Damani

Lachlan Salvatore

Luca Ianno

Matthew Pham

Nathan Kent

Pranay Giri

Pravinth Raghudhevan

Samuel Coronado

Saurav Jaikumar

Thevesh Kugan

Thomas Peacock

Tom Ison

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“7B have had a great year. The boys have learnt many things in their first year of high school, such as the importance of being early to the canteen line, that ‘Bonk.io’ is a game and not an educational resource, and that they have many years ahead of them to become a four-square master like Mr Dwyer. I have enjoyed my time with the boys immensely, and wish them all the best for next year.” Mr Lachlan Dwyer

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ORATORY 7C

Adrian Wellner

Alex Hansen

Andrew Keo

Antony Bernardo

Damien Lam

Daniel Sirait

Darcy Withers

Delwyn Rodrigues

Emmanuel Efstathiou

George Karvounis

Jordan Higginbotham

Jordan Lu

Jordan Pansino

Michael Kanaris

Miren De Silva

Mishen De Silva

Mitchell Savic

Nicholas Pham

Nikita Tsouparidis

Salvatore Di Rienzo II

Schron Satheesh

Sid Fortune

Tom Cashman

Trent Papenfus

“In February, 24 boys took their tentative steps towards O104, starting a journey where friendships were made, jokes shared and challenges overcome. 7C had it all; musicians, sportsmen and academics, full of charisma, personality and wit. Memories include Adrian’s questions, Antony’s footy tipping, Alex’s stories and Mishen’s leadership. Congratulations to the young men who emerged in December!” Miss Sarah Rapson Miss Sarah Rapson

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ORATORY 7D

Aaron Paul

Albert Mathew

Alex Younes

Alexander Fassos

Alexander Forster

Andre Santaera

Angelo Ioakimidis

Braulio Rojero Martinez

Christian Locantro

Daniel Duri

Daniel Ho

Domenic Sesa

Johnny Stavrinidis

Marcus Santaera

Nathan Seager

Peter De Marco

Robbie Miller

Robert McCance

Ryan Ford

Ryan Ho

Theodore Nianiakas

Tyrone Llaguno

Yianni Failadis

Yiannis Kyritsis

Absent on day of photo: Tony Tran

“Being with 7D was certainly an enjoyable experience during 2016! What started as a quiet, unassuming group soon turned into a class full of characters and a range of different personalities. It has been a pleasure to guide and mentor this group of students, who will grow into fine young men. I wish you all the best in Year 8. I hope you continue to develop academically, whilst maintaining your great personalities and that respectable level of banter!� Mr Mikeal Bloom

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ORATORY 7E

Adan Sieng

Angus Macaluso

Avo Meguerditchian

Benjahmin Wilkinson

Christian Kotsinadelis

Christopher Charles

Dylan Suarez

Ethan Hodinj

Jack Johnson

Jacob Canavan Edmond

Jake Sayers Niemann

James Tandoc

Jeremy Lobo

John Stasinos

Josh Walker

Joshua Eames

Kartikay Sharma

Keelan Corcoran

Patrick Vu

Prajay Paramesh

Tommy Barrow

Will Iverson

Zachariah Watt

“There were many ups and downs for 7E, but overall it was a Kahoot! Camp, ACC Sport and Community Day were hits, as was the banter with Mr Burri. The friendships made will never be forgotten, and we had a great year. Good luck to the boys for next year and beyond.� Mr Mark Wang

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ORATORY 7F

Aaron Rajendra

Alex Filippis

Alex Kitt

Blake Holding

Christian Heil

Emmanuel Lagoudakis

Harrison Chao

Jake Parente

Jerome Ramachandran

Jerry Zhang

Kellan Hill

Kye Bongiorno

Lavindu Weerasinghe

Mark Skopakow

Miyuru Balage

Nate D’Agostino

Nathan McNamara

Neelupa Jayalathge

Nicholas Orlando

Sebastian Filipovic

Steven Tran

Thomas Valle

Yasindu Hettiarachchi

Absent on day of photo: Peter Marben

“I consider myself somewhat blessed with the class of 7F. Because everything is new to Year 7s, it wasn’t difficult to engage 7F’s curiosity and interest in almost everything we attempted in 2016. Highlights of our year included Rumbug Camp and obtaining our Bunsen Burner licences. I wish 7F the very best of luck and good fortune in their Year 8 endeavours next year.” Mr Ken Verbyla

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ORATORY 7G

Aaron Chea

Bailey Colley

Chris Kaltsis

Daniel Sapozhnykov

Deakin Tran

Dimitri Ballas

Dominic See

Jacob Indovino

James Orlando

Jay Rossington

Jonathon Inati

Joshua Castillo

Luke Djung

Matthew Marino

Matthew Tu

Nitpreet Rikhiraj

Owen Plionis

Philip Kasimis

Ricky Phung

Sanish Rajbhandari

Shivam Kapoor

Steven Huynh

Thomas Filipovic

Tien Quach

“It has been an absolute privilege to spend the year with the boys of 7G. They are a special group, who are generous and friendly towards each other and their teachers. The highlight of each month has been our birthday celebrations, where we shared brownies or muffins together. They have been a joy to be with, and I wish them all the best for Year 8.� Mrs Marianne Marshall

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ORATORY 7H

Aaron Rosenberger

Adam Cluning

Andrew Bishop

Angus Fenton

Bevan Ung

Blaike Klok

Cailan Manokaran

Christian Athans

Cooper Brooks

Darritt Sao

Guneet Galley

Jacob Poldrugovac

Jerine George

Johnny Ta

Jordan Ratumu

Kim Te

Max Earnshaw-Fry

Nicolas Katsos

Nikhil Sunil Kumar

Petros Balakas

William Kirkman

Absent on day of photo: Christopher Kasparidis Jude Vulling

“Bright eyed and bushy tailed, the new class of 7H took to the challenges of high school with positivity and enthusiasm. It was never dull walking into O109, whether it be to a round of applause or a class-wide “Dab”. I’ve been incredibly proud to call this group of passionate, conscientious and mature young men my Oratory group, and wish them the very best for the rest of their time at the College!” Mr Andrew Schillaci

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ABRAHAM Ben ALGAMA Shanelle ATHANS Christian BALAGE Miyuru BALAKAS Petros BALLAS Dimitri BARROW Tommy BELIVANIS Michael BERNARDO Antony BISHOP Andrew BONGIORNO Kye BROOKS Cooper CANAVAN EDMOND Jacob CANDRIS Billy CASHMAN Tom CASTILLO Joshua CERDA Alexsi CHAN-YAM Nathan CHAO Harrison CHARLES Christopher CHEA Aaron CLUNING Adam COLLEY Bailey CORCORAN Keelan CORONADO Samuel CROCKETT James CROSSLAND Edward D’AGOSTINO Nate DAMANI Karan DE MARCO Peter DE SILVA Miren DE SILVA Mishen DE ZILVA Angello DI RIENZO II Sal DIMETRIOU-DICKSON Nicholas DJUNG Luke DURI Daniel EAMES Joshua EARNSHAW- FRY Max EFSTATHIOU Emmanuel FAILADIS Yianni FASSOS Alexander FENTON Angus FERNANDES Curt FILIPOVIC Sebastian FILIPOVIC Thomas FILIPPIS Alex FORD Ryan FORNARO Cosi FORSTER Alexander FORTUNE Sid FULLMAN Kini GALLEY Guneet GEORGE Jerine

GIRI Pranay HANSEN Alex HEIL Christian HETTIARACHCHI Yasindu HIGGINBOTHAM Jordan HILL Kellan HO Daniel HO Ryan HOANG Bao Khang HODINJ Ethan HOLDING Blake HUYNH Steven IANNO Luca INATI Jonathon INDOVINO Jacob IOAKIMIDIS Angelo ISON Tom IVERSON Will JAIKUMAR Saurav JANSEN Joshua JO PHILIP Abrid JOHNSON Jack KALTSIS Chris KANARIS Michael KAPOOR Shivam KARVOUNIS George KASIMIS Philip KASPARIDIS Christopher KATSOS Nicolas KENT Nathan KEO Andrew KIRKMAN William KITT Alex KLOK Blaike KONG Leo KOTSINADELIS Christian KOUTSIKOS Dean KRALOGLOU Anthony KUGAN Thevesh KYRITSIS Yiannis LAGOUDAKIS Emmanuel LAM Damien LLAGUNO Tyrone LOBO Jeremy LOCANTRO Christian LU Jordan MACALUSO Angus MANOKARAN Cailan MARBEN Peter MARINO Matthew MATHEW Albert MATHIESON Alexander MCCANCE Robert Kosta MCNAMARA Nathan

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MEGUERDITCHIAN Avo MILLER Robbie NAICKER Deyan NG Andy NIANIAKAS Theodore ORLANDO James ORLANDO Nicholas PANSINO Jordan PAPENFUS Trent PARAMESH Prajay PARENTE Jake PAUL Aaron PEACOCK Thomas PEMBERTON Travis PERERA Thenuka PHAM Matthew PHAM Nicholas PHUNG Ricky PLIONIS Owen POLDRUGOVAC Jacob PSARAKIS Anthony QUACH Tien RAGHUDHEVAN Pravinth RAJBHANDARI Sanish RAJENDRA Aaron RALOGAIVAU Frank RAMACHANDRAN Jerome RATHNASINGHE Winuk RATUMU Jordan RIKHIRAJ Nitpreet RODRIGUES Delwyn ROJAS Karch ROJERO MARTINEZ Braulio ROSENBERGER Aaron ROSSINGTON Jay RUSSO Dominic SALVATORE Lachlan SANTAERA Andre SANTAERA Marcus SAO Darritt SAPOZHNYKOV Daniel SATHEESH Schron SAVIC Mitchell SAYERS NIEMANN Jake SCIFFER Sam SEAGER Nathan SEE Dominic SESA Domenic SHARMA Kartikay SIENG Adan SINCLAIR Lachie SIRAIT Daniel SIVASHANKAR Shreyas SKOPAKOW Mark STASINOS John STAVRINIDIS Johnny SUAREZ Dylan SUNIL KUMAR Nikhil TA Johnny TANDOC James TE Kim TRAN Deakin TRAN Steven TSAKISTARAS Alexander TSOUPARIDIS Nikita TU Matthew UNG Bevan

VALLE Thomas VU Justin VU Patrick VULLING Jude WALKER Josh WATT Zachariah WEERASINGHE Lavindu WELLNER Adrian WIJEKOON Ronath WILKINSON Benjahmin WILSON Xavier WITHERS Darcy YOUNES Alex ZHANG Jerry JAYALATHGE Neelupa

ADAMS James AMENDOLA Robert 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 CHEN Andy 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 D’ROZARIO Ed DUONG Thuan EKONOMOPOULOS Zak FACCHINO Massimo FAIRNIE Luke FAIRNIE Sam FAZIO Stephen FEEHAN Edward FERNANDO Ethan FERNANDO Nem FERNANDO Shevin FISHER Scott FOWLER Brodie GAKIS Luke GEORGE Ryan GOONATILLAKE Davindu GREEN Jonathan

GRIZOS Anthony GRUITERS Campbell HANG Martin 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 KATIS Teli KATTAKAYAM Sam KUMARAN Pranav LAM Brandon LAM Calvin LAM Therry 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 Aaron LY Kevan MADDEN Xander MADDUMAHEWA Vihanga MAHESANANDAN Jayden MAMOTTE Sebastien MARCHESE James 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 MUSCAT Daniel NAIR Shivam NAUMAN Harris NOVAK William NUNZIANTE Daniel NYITRAI Ky OMUTIALI Ralph ONER Jem PALMA Finn PANESAR Dipinder PAPALIA Joseph PAPANIKOLAOU James PARISI Jack

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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 SHIELDS Rylie SIMAS Nikolas SIO Terry SKALAMERA Riley Skoufos Pano SMIRNEOS Andrew SOLDATI Theodore SPINK Raul STONE Adam TAN Adam TAYLOR James THOMOPOULOS Alexander THURSKY-MOORE Julian TOM MARTIN Kevin TOWARD Jason TRAN Eric TRAN Ethan TRAN Jacob TRAN Thomas TRUONG David TSE Marco TZITZIVAKOS Peter VANDERHORST Max VARMALIS Aidan VOVOS Matthew VU Michael VUONG Bryan WALDRON Sam WANG Darren WIJENAYAKE Pasindu WU Dean YUN YeJun

ADAMOPOULOS Dimitri ADAMS Frank ADIHETTY Ashvin ALLEN Dean ANGELOUDAS Jeremy ANGELOUDAS Nicholas ATHERINOS Timothy BALDERANOS Nicholas BELTRAN Christopher BHIDE Chaitanya BONGON Lian BROWN Caleb CANDILORO Max 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 DIRCKZE William D’SOUZA Luke DUONG Scott EDMONDS Emilio FELL Alexander FERNANDO Stefan FLORENTZOU Jonathan GATTO Dylan GIANNOPOULOS Dion GIBSON Olley GOODWILL Matthew GORDON Jaylen GUNARATNE Menuka HOANG Tim HOUR Ken HUC Andre 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 James LEIGH James LI Jed LOH Dylan MACASA Vincent Zachary MAGEE Callum MAGLIO Luke MARTIN Charles

MCNAMARA Cooper MINEO Ricky MOHAMMED Sameer 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 RAVI Vinay ROMIOS Athanasios 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 TENNYSON Regan THAI Quang THIRULOJAN Vaagesh THOMAS Nicholas TIGHELLO Matthew TIKELLIS George TOTH Sebastian TRACZEWSKI Pascal TRAN Nicholas TRAN Simon TRAN Theo TRAN Timothy TRIANTAFYLLOU Michael TUCKER Will VANDERHORST Sam VARKATZOS Kosta VARKATZOS Nicholas VEERASINGHAM Joe WALES Cameron WATT Alexander WEERASINGHE Linuka WHITTLE Joshua WIJESINGHE Ravindu WILKINS-BYRD Harrison YAING Anthony YUAN Liam

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 CALAOAGAN Carl Daniel CALAOAGAN Mike Gabriel CHACKO Derric CHAND Rohan CHARBINE Elio CHAU Arthur CHEA Roung CHHEN Jamie CHILDS Ethan CHRONOPOULOS John CHU CHUNG CHUCK Emmanuel CHUOL Jimmy CLUNING Nick COLLEY Owen COLLIER Riley COOK Gabriel COOPER Jake COTSIS Bailey DE ZILWA Steven DHARMARATNE Rayesh DIAMANTOPOULOS Liam DICKINSON Craig DINH Brian DRAKOPOULOS Billy ESCALONA-RIFFO Kristian ESPOSITO Patrick FACCHINO Marcus FAIRNIE Max FAZIO Anthony FERNANDO Theekshana FERNANDO Joshua FERNANDO Sheneth FIRFILIONIS Steve FLEMING Andy GAKIS Athan GALLUCCIO Anthony GEORGE Raymond GILBERT Zac GINIGE Mihiran GORDON Kyle GROSSO Michael GUNASEKARA Pravinda HATT Liam HAYES William HEMA Jed HENDERSON Anthony HO Oscar HOGAN Spencer IRUGALBANDARA Akesh JAYADI Kevin

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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 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 Adam MAHONY Ryan MAMOTTE Xavier MANUAL Joseph MARCHESE Daniel MATHEW Abin MCGAIN Liam MCLENNAN Rhiley MEEDENIYALAGE Ravidu MEEDIN Joshua MEJIA Bailey MICHAILIDIS Kristian MILIC Hugo MOLAEI Mehran MURRIAN Nathan NADADUR Karthik NADONZA Adrian 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 PERKINS Eamon PERRELLA Daniel PERRI Max PETROV Luka PHUNG Anthony PHUNG Jamie PICCOLO Max PIRIE Tyson PLACKAL Leon POSSELT Max PRADEEP Antony PRIVITERA Regan

QUINN Liam RAHMAN Khan Zuhayr RAMACHANDRAN Nicholas RANATHUNGA Shashi REES Joshua ROBERTON Lachie RODRIGUES Dhiren SARHAN Adam SEXTON Ben SIMAS Aaron SIRAIT Anthony SOA Aaron STANTON Tom STEWART Jack SWARIS Blake TANUDJAJA Patrick TATE Harrison TENNYSON Brian THIEP Thiep THOMOPOULOS Lefteri TO Willie TOWARD Nathan TRISKELIDIS George TRUONG David VAN LANGENBERG Ethan VANDERPUTT Zach VIR Ishan VU Tony WANG Alan WERAGODA Imalsa WICKRAMAARACHCHI Uvindu WILMANN Louis WITHERS Conor WONG Anthony XYLOURGIDIS Paul YOSHAWIRJA Ian ZULLI Anthony ZUNIGA Miguel RATTRAY Zachary

ABBOTT Michael ACCADIA James ALJABER Kareem ANGELOUDAS Stephen ATHANASIUS Zale ATHERINOS Anthony AVILA Wesley BAE Ryan BALAPITIYA Kevin BANDARA Dineth BARAS Kevin BELMUDA Santino Junior BERNADAS Mark BERNARDO Lukas BHOGAL Gurkirat BILLIAS Yianni BREW Michael BRYANT Morgan CAMINOS Dillon CAPPIELLO Gianluca CARDACI Joseph CASSERLY James CAVALLO Joshua CAYETANO Joshua CERDA Nicolas CHAN Timothy CHARLES Steven CHEN Fred CHHEN Joshua COLGRAVE Fraser COLLINS Lindsay CONDOVRAKIS Lukas COORAY Roshane CORRIE Matthew CRAMER Joel 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 Matias 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 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 Frances LA’BROOY Liam LAI Nicholas LEK Brandon LIM Robert LOV Patrick MAGEE Lachlan MALBAS Melvin MARTINELLI Cristian MASCARO Stefano MCCARTHY Justin MCPHEE Griffin MICHAEL Denny MICHAILIDIS William MITROPOULOS Dean Molaei Ali MONTERA Hans MUNAWEERA Rasindu NAIDOO Yastheel NANFRA Alex NEWSTEAD Thomas NGUYEN Tommy NGUYEN VO Bao Minh NIPPS Aaron OGUTU Tom Junior OLLERENSHAW Damon PALAVRAS Ross PALLAGE Kanchana PAMOUKTSIS Peter PANAGIOTOU Evan PARK Lachlan PEDERSEN COOK Ziggy PERERA Dylan PERERA Jehan PERERA Monolith PHAM Peter PLACKAL Emil PLETSIAS Gregory PONWEERA ARCHCHILLAGE Dilanka 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

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SIO Peter SKOUTAS Sebastian SMIRNEOS James STAMATIS Christopher STANDISH Eddie SUKHADIA Shrujal TAN Daniel TAN Erik TAN Justin 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 WALES Brendan WEE Timothy WILSON Thomas YAN Shi ZHAO Mike ZOEL Nicholas

ABEYRATNE Rajul ABU-AWAD Oliver ALEVIZOS Christopher ALLAS Zachary AMBAWATTA Deeshan ANDREA Michael ANDREJIC Nicholas ANDREWS Thomas ANTONUCCI Nathan AQUINO Jonnel BENNYS Albin 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 Adam DELL’ARCIPRETE Jake DELL’ARCIPRETE Massimo DONG Andrew ESPOSITO James FAIRNIE Jack FALLA Jesse FORSTER Liam FOUAD John FURFARO Jeremy GALLUCCIO Charles GALLUCCIO Joseph GENOVESE Larry GUNDRY Ben 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 Andy LI Max LUONG David MAHDAWI Hafizullah MCGUINNESS Andrew

MEGUERDITCHIAN Taniel MIN FA Fabrice MINOPOLI Simon MOHAMMADI Javid MORREY James MORRIS Harry NAVARATNARAJAH Jonathan NAVARATNE Gayashan NAZARI Ali NGO Danny NGO Dinh NGUYEN Alan NIKITAS Leftere NIXON Jamie O’MALLEY Kevin PARAMESH Sacheen PATTERSON Sean PAWAR Kishon PERERA Maynard PERERA Vivek 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 ZHU Paul ZHU Jack

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Harry Morris, Year 12 VCD Harry’s final presentation was an Architectural Concept for a train station, which won the Year 12 VCD award at this year’s Visual Arts and Technology Show. The influences which are apparent in this design are drawn from the clean lines of modern products, such as the ‘Ducatti Superleggera’ motorbike, and artistic sculpture. What made the concept a successful presentation was its simplicity of line and shape, as well as the pencil rendering of the building. We wish Harry all the best as he continues his interest in Design for the future. Mrs Anne Garofalo Senior VCD Teacher Ms Ros Aylward Head of Visual Arts

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James Wee and Kirtan Dave, Year 12 Systems Engineering Year 12 Systems Engineering students, James Wee and Kirtan Dave, pose proudly in front of the major projects they designed and constructed throughout the course of the year. James designed and produced a model of a popular Star Wars character,- R2D2. He made extensive use of 3D printing technology to fabricate the body, top and base of the ‘droid. Kirtan designed and made a tracked vehicle with a swivelling robotic arm and hand that can pick up and replace items. He controls the motion of the vehicle and the movements of the robot arm using Arduino programming software. Kirtan also used the 3D

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Editor: Suzie McErvale publicrelations@salesian.vic.edu.au Content Coordinator: Nikita Rodrigues Proofreader: Dr Mavis Ford, La Trobe University Photographic Contributions: Br Barry Parker Rob Lindblade Photography Paddy McKenna printers to make the grasping hand, some gears and the base of the arm. The boys complemented their excellent practical work with informative, well-researched and professionally presented folios. Both boys wish to thank Brother Barry Parker for his tireless assistance with all aspects of the course this year. Mr Justin Leeds Head of Design and Technology

Graphic Design: Stu Fountain, Mud Group Printing: MPrint


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