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St Francis De Sales College

2009


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Principals Report LYNKS - Success, Celebration, Recognition

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welve years ago a very wise group of people met to make plans to establish a program that would assist young people who struggled with school to make a good transition to the workplace. From that meeting of Sister Patricia Mangelsdorf, Sue Gavel, Brenda King, Richard Stott, Lyn Batten and Geoff Creek an award winning community partnership, the LYNKS Program was born.

drive “Save LYNKS” raised over $30 000. The Program continued. LYNKS has now been recognised as the most successful School/Community Partnership in NSW. National Australia Banks (NAB) Schools First Awards have awarded the LYNKS Program with a $50 000 local impact award and an additional $50 000 as the State Award. LYNKS is safe, it’s time to celebrate.

Over the course of twelve years the LYNKS program has expanded to include Leeton High School, Yanco As I write the LYNKS Program is one of the eight state/ Agricultural High School and Narrandera High territory community partnership that are eligible for School. The Program regularly caters to a group of the National Award. We now have to wait until later 80 students and functions as a true in the year to see if LYNKS wins the community partnership between National, Schools First Award. business, employers, students and “LYNKS has now been teachers. recognised as the most The success of the LYNKS Program successful School/ lies with the dedicated and LYNKS trains year 10 students committed staff who work to create Community Partnership in workplace communications, a program that meets the needs of in NSW”. confidentiality, customer service, both students and employers within interview skills, resume writing and our local communities. responsibility. The program targets Year 10 students who feel that the workplace is more Congratulations LYNKS! May the success and for them than the school classroom. LYNKS provides recognition of a great community partnership students with the opportunity to experience the continue for our students in the years ahead. I am workplace on a trial basis. very proud of the growth and achievements of the LYNKS program. As a teacher and Principal it is very rewarding to watch our LYNKS students grow in confidence, enthusiasm and responsibility. Over their 20 days in the workplace many students come to make sound decisions about pursuing an apprenticeship, traineeship or returning to school to complete years 11 & 12. Since 1997 LYNKS has operated with a Program Coordinator, Assistant Co-ordinator and a Community Board of Management. The Co-ordinators, Sue Gavel, Tanya Speer and Fiona Smith work tirelessly for all the students involved in the program and the management board volunteers many hours of their time to assist in the smooth running of LYNKS. Mrs Brenda King Principal

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There have been many occasions when there was a real possibility that LYNKS would cease to function due to a lack of funding. In late 2005 a community


Assistant Principal’s Report

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here is no doubt; St Francis is a wonderful School. We have committed and hard working staff, supportive and appreciative parents and most of all, lovely kids. We are indeed fortunate. I would like to use this report as an opportunity to thank all members of the College community for their excellent work in 2009. There is a chance for everyone at the College to feel a sense of belonging and achievement. In terms of the work I do as Assistant Principal, I am very happy that in 2009, all teaching and boarding staff were been able to access training in the principles of Restorative Practice. This has allowed the development of “firm but fair” model for dealing with issues and concerns as they arise. Restorative practices ensure that the dignity of all people concerned any conflict situation is maintained. I not only thank the training team from Marist Education who presented this model to staff, but also the staff generally for undertaking this training and incorporating Restorative Practice into their daily work. So what are these principles of Restorative Practice that I’ve mentioned? Simply, it’s all about relationships. People must respect the dignity of all others. In a school context, there must be firm rules which are clear and explicit. These rules however, must be fair, equitable and respectful of the needs of all concerned. This can be summarised in the following model:

Another vital aspect of Restorative practice is an opportunity for all affected parties to gather for a meeting, usually facilitated by myself. This conferencing model has been highly successful in ensuring all concerns are tabled and addressed. Perhaps the Mr Sebastian Spina most exciting Assistant Principal development in this area has been the training of students. Mr Gerard Sullivan form the CSO Wagga spent a day with our Year 10 Peers leaders and the Student Representative Council, working through the Restorative Practice model. My sincere thanks go to Gerard and the students who all engaged in the activities with enthusiasm and maturity. I see my task as Assistant Principal is to provide a safe and happy school community for all, with the basis of learning underpinning all we do. I learn every day from my colleagues, both teaching and non-teaching, and from the students who invariably greet me with respect, politeness and friendliness. My particular thanks go to the Pastoral Care team that it is my privilege to lead. Parents should rest assured that the Year Co-ordinators work incredibly hard to ensure the best pastoral care and welfare standards possible. 2009 Year Co-ordinators are: • Year 7: • Year 8: • Year 9: • Year 10: • Year 11: • Year 12:

Mrs Amy Tabain Mr Pat Handsaker Mrs Marni Milne (Term 1) Mr Ian Pettit (Term 2,3,4) Miss Kim Brown Mr Paul Werner Mrs Lisa Ryan

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I look forward to 2010, joyful in the knowledge that God has placed me into this wonderful school.


Learning and Teaching Coordinator’s Report

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009 has been an extremely busy year in terms of teaching and learning at SFC. I would like to extend my appreciation to the staff and students for their efforts and achievements over the past 12 months.

Staff have utilised the 2008/9 results to inform their teaching and learning practice in 2009. Evaluative practise has seen growth in results for 2009 and these will inturn inform our direction for the forthcoming year.

At the start of the year a number of goals were identified as areas to focus on:

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School Certificate results from 2008 have once again shown strong representation of students in the Band 5 category i.e. between 80-89 in English 1. Continue to work towards all students achieving Literacy, Mathematics, Australian History, Australian better outcomes in the HSC, School Certificate and Geography and Science. We had 6 students achieve a NAPLAN. mark over 90 in English, 8 in Science, 2 in History and 2. Continue to support teachers to attend HSC 10 in Geography. Overall trends showed improvement Marking sessions and professional development. in the percentage of students above state average. 3. Provide opportunities to staff to undertake professional studies in religious Education and Higher School Certificate results from 2008 have masters in Educational Leadership. indicated an increase in the number of students 4. Maintain and expand upon numeracy and literacy achieving Band 4/5 and Band 6 numbers have been activities within the school. strong. Band 6 s were achieved in the following 5. Improve the number of Stage 4 students achieving subjects- Ancient History, Chemistry, General Maths, above benchmark for NAPLAN. Maths Extension 1, Hospitality, Business Services, 6. Continue the Stepping Out Literacy Program for Modern History, PDHPE, Senior Science and Visual teaching staff. Arts. 9 students achieved results above 90 with 7. Focus on improving the pedagogy in Stage 5 another 12 above 80. The above results are a credit to through project based learning and increased use the students and staff who work tirelessly throughout of technology. the year. 8. Foster the Gifted and Talented students program. We look forward to the 2009 HSC and SC results. 9. Review the alignment of syllabi, curriculum, assessments and teaching learning programs to 2010 will provide a number of challenges- planning foster best quality practise. for the National Curriculum, a wider variety of courses offered at SFC, Board of Studies changes to These focus areas have underpinned our teaching Senior Curriculum and HSC Exams, raising the School and learning for 2009 and beyond. Leaving Age to 17 In terms of NAPLAN results for 2009, in Yr 9 we have and the introduction seen students placed in Bands 5-10. Our students and implementation placed above the National average for Overall of more technology Literacy, Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar, within the College. overall Numeracy, Numbers Patterns/Algebra and Measurement/ Space/ Geometry and Data. We are Best Wishes to all for below State average in Number Patterns and Algebra. the holiday period With Yr 7, we are below State average in spelling, and may 2010 be a Overall Numeracy, Number Patterns and Algebra and prosperous one. Measurement/ Space and Data but above in Overall literacy, Reading, Writing and Grammar. These results are only indicative of their first semester in high school. Mr Shane Fuller


Religious Education Co-ordinator Report

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009 has come and gone – but where???? Yet again the year was full of Liturgical Celebrations, Retreats and the odd teaching period too!!!!

RETREATS

This year we concentrated on Girls’ Education for the Year 7, 8 & 9 girls with a full day dedicated to ‘The Butterfly Effect’ with guest speaker Danielle Miller. The parent evening was a huge success and we aim to continue providing opportunities for both students and their families to become more educated and aware of the pressures our young people face as they are bombarded with ‘perfection’ in the media each day.

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We have continued with Year 7 having a Community Day as well as a day at the end of the year to reflect upon their first year at ‘Big School’. Year 12 Retreat concentrated on the theme ‘Hero’s Journey’ as we made an attempt to equip our remarkable Year 12’s with Resilience, Pride and a Spirituality to get them through what awaits them in the coming years. Year 8 and 11 were wowed by the magic of Chris Doyle from ‘Karis Ministries’ while Year 10’s enjoyed two full days working with the “Rising Generations’ team from Sydney. I feel our school provides the students with a great variety of thought provoking and challenging opportunities to step outside their comfort zone, spend time chipping through some of the masks we present to the world as well as an opportunity to spend some time ‘being still’

– a true gift in our fast paced world. Many thanks go to the wonderful Year Co-ordinators who work with their Pastoral teams to provide these great happenings. A special thanks to Mr Hopper who also comes along for the ride (truth is he misses us all too much!). His input into these days is a blessing for which I am truly grateful.

LITURGIES

With no World Youth Day to organise this year I had thought it would be a quiet one on the liturgical front but it was not to be! Throughout the year our community came together to participate in a number of celebrations of our Catholic faith. I am very excited to report that all classes have been engaged in at least one class mass throughout the year – thanks to Fr Kennedy and, again, the Year Co-ordinators and Religion Teachers. These special celebrations have been beautifully prepared and the students have participated with reverence and interest. Fr Kennedy has done a great job walking the kids through our Eucharist which has been inclusive and non-threatening. Whilst on Retreat our Yr 12’s were lucky enough to have Fr Martin Cruikshank along to provide opportunities for two powerful liturgies – Reconciliation and Eucharist. If you ask any of the kids they would happily tell you these were the highlights of their retreat. We are so grateful to Fr Martin for sharing himself with us. Our Easter Liturgy this year proved to be very moving with so many students displaying their skills – ‘One’ by Stephanie Dean and Amber Thompson along with Belinda Puntoriero’s original rendition of ‘Were You There’ were real highlights for me. Thank you girls. The ‘dance group’ was simply breathtaking as they danced around the cross to ‘Come Lift Up Your Sorrow’ – a thank you to my side- kick Mrs Charles for overseeing that. A huge thank you goes to the


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Sound and Lighting Crew who work so tirelessly RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES to provide such professional technical elements. Religion classes have gone along with ease this year in no small way due to the commitment and Our School Masses continue to be well executed organization of the wonderful teachers. thanks to all staff getting on board. This year the Vocal ensemble work has really added a moving There was great excitement in May when 5 of the dimension to the masses and I look forward to RE staff graduated from Broken Bay Institute with more to come in the future. A big thanks to a Graduate Certificate in Theology and a Diocesan Mr Ciav and Mr Salvestro for ceremony was held here in preparing such beautiful hymns our chapel. It is a credit to and accompaniment. these teachers who had to study on weekends and give This year saw the introduction up many holidays writing of an Induction Liturgy essays. These teachers are and Assembly for the new Mrs Amy Tabain, Ms Janice Leadership Team 09/10. This Drew, Ms Kim Brown, Miss ceremony is always emotional Clare Webb and Mr James for the parents and, as always, the students wear Hopper. It is wonderful that SFC is leading the their badges proudly. way to having fully qualified and accredited RE teachers. Our Graduation Mass for Year 12 was the biggest one yet with parents and family members Sharing Our Story continues to provide great occupying one third of the Church.. It is again scope for educating the students in their role one of the lucky things about our school that in spreading the Kingdom of God. As Bono has we can celebrate these rites of passage with a stated: liturgy that is well attended. The students really “God is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes appreciate this support. The theme ‘Jesus came where the poor play house, God is in the to change the world by transforming the human silence of a mother who has infected her child heart in love, one heart at a time’ was very apt with a virus that will end both their lives, and for such a close knit group of students with a very God is with us, if we are with them.’ strong social justice focus. Many of our Religion classes actively engage Within the parishes I am aware that a lot of in outreach and community service which is in students are committed to participating in the keeping with the words of the Benedictine monk Saturday Masses and services and I commend Sebastian Moore: you all on this wonderful ministry that you are “Christ is present to us in so far as we are a part of. Special mention goes to Narrandera present to one another.’ and Hay parishes which have had some fantastic Celebrations over the year – a thank you to Mrs Masters, Mrs Charles and Mrs Jubb for their great To the graduating Year 12’s I wish you every peace ministering too!!! and happiness in your future lives. Look back fondly on your time here with us and to the rest of the student population – see you in 2010!


What’s Doin’ in ‘DA’ House...

SFC BOARDING HOUSE REPORT 09

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hanks for reading the Boarding house report for 2009; it has been a year that will be long remembered for all involved I’m sure. It all started with that sense of excitement one usually has for a big new adventure and what a great experience it has been, as the boarding community welcomed new faces to the staff and lots of new students. For the first time in a long time the Year Twelve student body elected Boarding House Captains, a leadership role that was brilliantly served by Rachael Tyndall, Hannah Toscan, and Thomas Katsoolis. These three senior students led by their maturity and enthusiasm and the community was all the richer for their efforts. The year will be remembered for the many positives, namely the starting of the Boarding House Competition that saw Flynn House, Hogan House, Crowe House and Adams House (all named after past religious principals) being created. Each house elected their own captains from the Year 11 cohort giving the boarding house it’s very own leadership group when meeting with the Boarding Captains. Every boarder could now win points for their respective house when displaying any type of positive, community building behaviour. This affirmation initiative gave each student the opportunity to shine whether through sport, study efforts, thinking of others and service to the boarding community. This has added to the already considerable spirit of co-operation that exists among the boarders here at St Francis.

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Boarding Coordinator

The many other positives this year has come in form of events organised throughout the year. Who amongst us will ever forget the ‘Boarders You’ve Got Talent’ Concert?

Oh what a night! We were privileged enough to witness some talented renditions to the likes never before seen. In actual fact it was the start of some budding careers in the performing arts field where we will follow closely these gifted students as they pursue their dreams. Another such event that comes to mind would be the Festival of Fun and Frivolity – where the aim of the game was to have some good ol’ fashioned fun with activities like the Three Legged Race, Egg and Spoon Race, Tug of War, Closest the Pin and my favourite the Sack Race. With all these muck around games one could not help but have a great time and the added bonus of house points meant everyone had a go. The boarders can’t wait until we hold our very own Tunnel Ball Championship. Our ‘Trivia Nights’ have also proven to be popular as a social evening where the opportunity exists to relax and have a laugh within all of the peer groups. On a more serious note the evenings spent in study has been further enhanced this year with the use of the Library. Being fortunate enough to have committed teaching staff at St Francis, we had teachers supervise in the library to assist the students with all their academic requirements. This venue is an ideal location for study as it has everything there a student may need to complete homework and assessments. Talking of improvements it would be remiss of me not to mention the dining room and our now famous ‘chefy’ that, along with his hard working staff, have been preparing excellent food for our community to a standard fit for a king. I believe there are three things you must have when you want a successful boarding community and they are good food, good sleep and good activities, we are blessed here at St Francis to have all three. To all concerned well done. The pastoral care given to our boarding students is what makes the boarding experience a positive one. Now that the college has its own boarding nurse that care is now at an improved level where all students can have any health issue addressed in a professional manner. All staff and students that make up our


boarding community have worked hard in bringing about a good spirit of co-operation and belonging to the boarding house. There are simply to many to thank here individually, so to our boarding supervisors – whether permanent or casual, cleaners, kitchen staff, maintenance staff, library staff, teaching staff assisting in the library or homework center, I salute you for the way in which you do care enough to make a difference. To the parents, it is no small thing when you make the all too tough decision to send your much-loved children away to boarding school. Here at St Francis we have the ideal model of a balance between boarding school life and home life, in the fact we are a weekly boarding school. I am very much aware of the responsibility placed in my hands when caring for your sons and daughters, so for the trust you have placed in me I thank you. It really is an honour to care for such great kids who can occasionally drive me crazy, yet on a daily basis make me realise how fortunate we are to have such fine young people here within our community.

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I do look forward to the New Year, where we can continue to create not just a successful boarding community but also an environment that is founded on the Gospel values of respect, trust and hospitality and ultimately, a place where everyone feels as though they belong and a good place to be. Enjoy the holidays – Shalom, Hops.


Year 7 Report

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ear 7, 2009 … what a fantastic year! Year 7 settled in to St Francis with ease in Term 1. The first few days were filled with excitement, nerves, happiness, tears and new challenges. Year 7 soon became very familiar with St Francis – timetables, lockers, 10 new teachers, pastoral, warning bells, assemblies, boarding life…. the list goes on. Year 7 were given the opportunity to experience Peer Support in order to help them settle in and become familiar with their peers. In small groups led by a Year 10 Peer Leader, the sessions were aimed at aiding students to address new challenges facing them and begin new friendships. The Peer Support program, as always, was highly successful and rewarding. A very common comment from Year 7 … “When are we having Peer Support next?” Congratulations and well done to our elected SRC (Student Representative Council) members, Jarrod Lee and Grace Powell. Your leadership is greatly appreciated by Year 7 and the SFC Community. The large number of Year 7 students who nominated to be a SRC member is testament to the depth of leadership and commitment to the college already shown within this year group. Year 7 have willingly involved themselves in a range of school and community services. Included are: The Forty Hour Famine, liturgies, organising fundraising activities for St Francis de Sales Day, athletics, cross-country, swimming, netball, basketball and football. Congratulations to those who have experienced success in sport, in particular to Jessica Sleigh as a NSW All Schools representative at the National Cross-country and Athletics carnivals. It has been a very exciting and busy year for Year 7 students. I look forward to 2010 as the journey continues through high school. Well done and work hard next year!

Merit Certificates WOW!!!

Mrs Amy Tabain Year 7 Coordinator

Year 7 have certainly received a huge number of merit certificates from their teachers this year. Most have always given their best this year in whatever they set their mind to. Congratulations to all students who have received a Certificate of Performance, Certificates of Achievement and / or a Certificate of Distinction. You are all worthy recipients.

‘The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today’ (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)


Year 8 Report

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009 has seen Year Eight students day and value its purpose. These days are complete Stage 4 of their schooling important in terms of spiritual growth and and students have also made their Elective social development and it was especially choices for Stage 5 ( Years 9 and 10). The pleasing to witness many year 8 students students in Year 8 are very fortunate to involve themselves in the activities and be able to choose from a diverse range just enjoy each other’s company. of subjects and it is envisaged that Year 8 students have chosen subjects “It was especially I have enjoyed my role as that they are either interested gratifying to see many Year 8 Co-ordinator and I in and/or quite proficient at, students receive more have tried to get to know which would create learning than 10 Merit Certificates every Year 8 student. I look environments that are both – a huge congratulations forward to continuing my role harmonious and productive. as I witness positive change to those students”. in our students. The students have made steady and pleasing progress overall in Have a safe and Holy Christmas and come terms of their academic achievements, back refreshed and enthused as Year 9 social development and spiritual growth. students. I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to the Year 8 subject and pastoral teachers for the wisdom and guidance shown to their students during this year. It has been very pleasing to see many Year 8 students receive Merit Certificates at our Year Assemblies. Students were encouraged to try to achieve at least 1 Merit Certificate during the year. It was especially gratifying to see many students receive more than 10 Merit Certificates – a huge congratulations to those students.

Mr Pat Handsaker Year 8 Co-ordinator

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The Year 8 Retreat was held late in Term 2 at the Stan Axtill Centre. This was their first encounter with the enigmatic Chris Doyle and students appeared to enjoy the


Year 9 Report

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hat an awesome group of young men and women! It has been a pleasure helping support this group over the past two terms. School Certificate next year and then only one “Stage” to go. Good Luck next year. Plenty of highlights…

Pizza Lunch

Boys. What a sensational day. Thanks to Mr Hopper, Mr Pulver and Miss Drew for all the background organisation.

Visitors

Boys had a unique presentation by Celia Lashlie. Shane Ravu kicked off the questions impressively. The focus of the presentation, to think about those “30 second moments” and not end up in goal. All the boys listened in great attention to Celia’s many stories. Girls had a speaker (check name). By the way, anyone who reads this report can come and get a dreaded “Mentos” from Mr Pettit (if you can find him before the end of the year).

Sound and Lighting Crew

Huge thanks to Stephanie Clancy and Breanna Coelli for organizing this fun event in Term 3. Slight stress when the Pizzas turned up late, but all good in the end.

Boarder Bowling Night

In Term 3 all Year 9 Boarders were treated to a night of bowling in Griffith and a visit to the dreaded Maccas on the way back. All in all a great night. Thanks to Alex Vicary for being the chief organiser for the event, a very organised and talented communicator.

The Retreats

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Thanks to “Beryl” and Crystal Cope for whipping up the Year 9 Girls Retreat Report and for Zac Hopper, William Lane and Blake O’Connell for doing the

Special thanks to Sound and Lighting Crew Thomas Wight, Josh Vaughn, Andrew Mackerras and Tom Keely, have done an awesome job on with the sound and lighting crew, an often thankless job, the boys continue to see in many smooth performances and assemblies, keep up the good work.

Honourable Mentions

Plenty more to mention has taken place this year, NAPLAN testing, Showcase Performances, Eistedfod (local and national), Trade Day at Leeton TAFE (thanks Mrs Wood).

SRC

Final thanks to our SRC reps Tom, Joel, Breanna and Stephanie. Looking forward to the ‘real’ Year coordinator returning in 2010, thinking of Mrs Milne while she looks after Ruby (her new child) for the remainder of this year. Cheers.

Mr Ian Petit Acting Year 9 Coordinator


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Year 10 Report

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r 10 always has everyone on their toes and nothing changed this year. For some the prospect of this being their last year at school was the highlight of the year and then the government put a little bit of a dampener on that changing the leaving age until 17. This has encouraged quite a few to work hard this year to seek employment and at time of writing I know some who will not be with us next year as they have found work – congratulations. For others the knowledge that they were returning for a white shirt didn’t affect their effort throughout the year – well done to you.

week ends with a relaxing Retreat beginning at Narrandera Lakes on the Wednesday arvo. You then enter the workforce for a full week, I can only imagine how tired you will all be. Then some of the lucky ones finish the year with a PASS excursion.

Every year is busy, but during 2009 it seems like yesterday:

To those involved in the new On the Job training, who have been given some excellent skills – use these wisely.

- We were all at the Swimming carnival - We watched and heard the motivational media message - Peer leaders were hanging out with the fresh Yr 7’s - LYNKS training began - Jason McCartney told us to follow our dreams - Showcase rehearsals and presentations happened - Brainstorm productions talked about bullying …And somewhere in between that stuff teaching and learning occurred. I haven’t included in that list all the sport that Yr 10 participated in this year – you are a talented bunch. There were many personal and team accolades at local, regional, state and national level gained – well done to you all.

The biggest thing in Yr 10 is the LYNKS program and I am especially proud of the group this year who helped the program gain extra funding after being interviewed by various bigwigs from various offices. Your employers only had positive things to say about you – high fives all round!

To our artists and visual designers whose work I have seen – the walls at my house are quite bare, so feel free to create something and pass it my way…if you want or not. To all who depart at the end of 2009, thanks for being a part of the crew. Good luck in whatever you are doing – TAFE, work or new schools. You know where we are. Bring on 2010 and kids, thanks for a great year – the laughs, good times and chats. Be cool.

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As I write this you are approaching the School Certificate week which you are all well prepared for and that

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Year 11 Report

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his year we have walked the cat walk at retreat, set off alarms on the art excursion, welcomed new students, farewelled leavers, took a ride in a police car at RYDA, dreamed of the Sydney excursion, modelled flannelette shirts on the Biology and Senior Science field trip to Euroly, watched justice take its course in the Leeton Court House and Mock trials phenomenal success. We went to Sydney for HSIE and Religion and surfing to the South Coast for SLR. We marched at ANZAC Day, swam and ran at carnivals, kicked footballs and passed netballs, and managed a little bit of learning in-between. Look out 2010, here we come.

SFC 2009 YR 11 UNIQUE/ONE OF A KIND/ NO ONE LIKES US BUT WE DON’T CARE I know you must be thinking is this a Pantene commercial or what? But we actually have way normal lives for teenage adolescents. We wake up, we go to school and we suffer. Mr Werner has not only been our year co-ordinator but a vital counsellor whom many of us owe our lives to. Oh, Mr Werner, he is the wind beneath our wings. Year eleven isn’t going to write you a love song, because you asked for it but because you need one. Does he teach us? No he doesn’t teach us. Does he love us? No he has never loved us. Does he wear shorts? No he never wears shorts. (Thank God) He does nothing, the boy does nothing. We want to stand with you on a mountain, We want to bathe with you in the sea,

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We want to stay like this forever, Until we do our HSC.


Year 12 Report

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ear 12 had a busy and exciting year! Assessment tasks and exams kept them busy but Pastoral classes, Retreats, the lunch area and the Soccer game brought them together as a Year group. Year 12 Retreat was a fantastic time away together. We travelled to the Feathertop Chalet in Harrietville. The HAKA dance off and the Super Hero Social were definitely highlights of the Retreat. Some of the fond memories Year 12 take with them include; retreats, socials, swimming carnival, lunchtime, street retreat, HAKA dance at Year 12 retreat, free periods and SPENDING TIME WITH FRIENDS. And as one student wrote ”Everyday at St Francis, there has never been a dull moment!” It was rewarding to watch a group of people grow as individuals and as a Year group. Through compassion and friendship, they looked after each other and supported each other. May they look back with fond memories of their time here at the College and remember where ever they go they have a community standing behind them. I would like to thank the Pastoral care teachers; Mrs Creece, Mr Baulch, Mr Chilko and Mrs Carroll, for their compassion, friendship and care that they generously shared with Year 12 each morning. A big thank you to Madeline Jensen and Andrew Nardi, for their hard work and organisation of the Magazine Report on behalf of Year 12. I wish Year 12 all the best with their HSC results and happiness and success for the future. Year 12 will be dearly missed but are off on a new and exciting adventure.

“Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened!” Mrs Lisa Ryan Year 12 Coordinator


Support KLA report Support Centre Excursion to Dubbo

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Students and staff of the Support Centre travelled to Wellington Caves and Dubbo on November 4th and 5th 2009. We visited the Cathedral Caves, Phosphate Mine at Wellington, Old Dubbo Goal, Western Plains Zoo and went ten pin bowling in the evening. A fantastic time was had by all.

Mrs Carole Wade Support KLA Coordinator


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009 has been another successful year for VET (Vocational Education & Training) subjects here at SFC. We have continued to deliver high level Nationally recognised qualifications to a mixture of students. VET in schools allows students to pursue industry based qualifications whilst they are studying for their HSC, which makes it a perfect choice for students who wish to go into a trade, or onto University.

HOPSITALITY

Our hospitality class has continued to push the boundaries, with the implementation of a new training package along with food preparation, equipment and techniques. The Hospitality students have also been busy catering for a number of events, including Showcase, morning teas and SFC days. We always look forward to what the Hospo kids have in store for us! More on Hospo in the pages ahead.

METAL AND ENGINEERING

Metal and Engineering students have continued to developed their industry based skills, achieving a range of competence in an array of areas including welding, fabrication, OH&S, and machining. Students have had an excellent chance to show off their skills during their 70 hours of workplacement. Our school has a proud reputation among local employers for our high quality workplacement students, and we look forward to continuing the success of this year into the future.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Our IT students have continued to develop their knowledge and skills related to the IT industry. Students have gained skills in a range of areas this year, including: hardware, software, maintenance and service.

THE ROAD AHEAD

With the success of LYNKS in allowing students to gain industry experience, and the introduction of new stage 5 (year 9 & 10) courses, the future of VET here at SFC is brighter than ever. Our success has only come about from the commitment and passion shown by our Teachers of VET. All VET teachers look forward to next year and the challenges ahead. Mr Tom Pulver

Business Services

Congratulations to the year twelve Business Services Administration class. These students have had a busy two years creating their own businesses, learning how to run them as well as involving themselves in the myriad of activities needed to run an office environment successfully. All students have completed placements and received great feedback from their employers. A number of these students have received part time employment from their work placements. I have very much enjoyed working with year 12 BSA 2009 and wish you all the best in the HSC and the years that follow. Mrs Jan Smith

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HSIE KLA Report

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highlight for 2009 has been the many guest speakers that have spoken to the students and shared their experiences with them. Mr John Power spoke to Year 10 about his experiences in Vietnam. Many students were intrigued by his experiences, especially those contemplating joining the army. Mrs Minnie Fiumara also talked to Year 10 about Migrants and experiences in Australia. Mrs Fiumara also gave students an extensive insight into the life experiences of Italian migrants in the local area. This was invaluable for student learning. Year 12 Geography ventured to Mt Kosciusko early Term 1 to complete their field work relating to an Ecosystem at Risk. This is always a wonderful experience and fun excursion going to the “top of Australia”. The senior students once again travelled to their respective study days. These are an affirmation to all that has been learnt throughout the course and is a great revision tool. Business Studies and Legal Studies travelled to Wagga and Geography to Culcairn. In November this Year the Ancient History and Modern History class travelled to Sydney for some invaluable site studies. Mr Fuller has once again organised the Ancient History trip to Italy in January 2010. The students and staff going on this excursion will gain a wealth of experience and knowledge. Good luck to those students involved. The Commerce classes played the Australian Stock Market game and became very excited when their shares increased in value

and increasingly frustrated when the shares decreased in price! Miss Dunn took her students on a small excursion to the Historic Hydro and students found this very informative and interesting. Many were looking for ghosts!!! Year 7 took a morning to visit Fivebough Swamp where many were worried about snakes. Year 8 also went on the annual trip to the Narrandera Cemetery and Fisheries, and ended the day with a cool off in the pool. Year 10 also completed a site study at Merungle Hill looking at the impacts of salinity and land management. The Geography Competition was a success again this year, with Year 10 and Year 12 completing the competition. Hayden O’Callaghan, Patrick Vallance, Zac Boudreau, Will Houghton, Simon Lane, Alice Owen gaining Distinctions. Jenna O’Connell, Kieran Star, Amy Urquhart and Jacob Blisset gained High Distinctions. The Mock Trial run by Mr Shane Fuller, was extremely successful this year. Students ended up with an overnight excursion in Canberra for the finals. Congratulations to those students. Finally, the Police and Justice Museum visited Year 7, Year 9/10 Commerce and Year 11 Legal Studies to discuss the evidence gathering behind the Pyjama Girl Murder in the 1930’s.

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Thank you to all staff who have worked tirelessly in HSIE. Your passion is an inspiration.

Mrs Nicole Preston HSIE KLA Coordinator


Maths KLA Report

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he Mathematics department at St Francis college has, once again, had a productive year with students studying a variety of units from the Strands of Working Mathematically, Number, Patterns and Algebra, Data, Measurement and Space and Geometry.

“Lachlan O’Callaghan of year 8 was our highest scoring student in the maths competition and together with Timothy Sloan of year 11 were awarded a distinction”

patterns and algebra number data

working mathematically

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In July a large number of our students sat for the Australian Mathematics Competition. We are extremely proud of all of the students who sat for the competition but special mention must go to the following students: Year 7

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Andrew Halden Nathan Beard Kurt Jensen Antonio Aloisi Matthew Wilson Lucinda Wedesleiler Ryland Stanmore Michael Demarzo Luke Hall Nathan Caduro Jacob McDonnell

Samuel Day Bryce Kefford Jessie Foley Samarah Fletcher Katelyn Salafia Sean Caduro Bravien Arrudsivah

Alison Gregory Hannah McDermott Thomas Conlan Jordie Pettit Lucy McCrum Carly Chilby Gabriela Tavella Mollie McCormick

Grant Commins Emily Urquhart Claire Lane Daniel Di-Salvatore Matthew Teusner Hayden O’Callaghan Jacob Blissett Melanie Nardi

Niel Halden Dee Oxley Alice Maher Heidi Cai Year 12 Alexander Mackerras Lachlan Gerrard

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よよ た く ! でき まし LOTE KLA report - JAPANESE 日本語 Year 10

Year 9

A large group of 16 students continued the course through to Year 10 this year. With various interruptions to routine, (most of!) the group did well to stay on track and are looking forward to getting to Japan next year… finally!! The students were introduced to many more kanji, developed their speaking skills through their preparation for a (nerve-wracking) speech about their family, and honed their computer keyboard skills with fortnightly lessons in Japanese word processing. A challenging two years is finally at an end, and those who gave it their best should be very proud of their efforts – よくできましたよ!

These 9 crazy students make enough noise to compete with a class of 29! Being a competitive group, we have used games to consolidate vocabulary and create a fun atmosphere in the classroom. In between playing games, cooking, doing calligraphy and other cultural activities, they have even managed to learn a fair bit of Japanese language as well!

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Senior Japanese

Our two senior Japanese students managed to stay on task right to the end, working hard towards their HSC. It’s been a pleasure having such a small class where serious work was interspersed with many a lighthearted conversation! Well done girls and all the best for life after your exams.


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Year 7 was an enthusiastic group of Japanese students this year. As well as learning the Japanese ひらがな alphabet, basic greetings and vocabulary, they have particularly enjoyed the cultural classes. These have included martial arts demonstrations, outdoor games, calligraphy writing, Japanese fans, “koi” fish decorations, manga, and すもう wrestling.

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Haiku - Japanese poetry- by Year 7! ‘Glistening like gold

‘Colours ev’rywhere

Found in the darkest places

In rainbows, cities and sky

Silver, sheer beauty.’

They’re a part of life.’ Ellen van Werven Author

Joe Langley Author

‘Colourful fish swim

‘Aka on my heart Like a lightning fast red dart

In the light they’re shimmering Up, down, all around.

Feel the blood like pain.’ Clare West

Clare Dowling

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‘Look there on the ground

‘Colours of the Pies

It sometimes is very brown

Always black and always white

Just like in the town.’

A champion team.’ Reanna Harrison Author

Jake McDonnell Author

‘Victoria, red.

‘Many coloured cranes

Fire lit with lighters. Put out

Cover the amazing sky Look how high they fly.’

By fire-fighters.’ Taylor Watson

Kurt Jensen

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‘Sydney Swans are bright

‘The colour that melts

Red and white all day and night.

Like an icecream in the sun

They are champs’ colours.’

Is the red sunset.’ Josh Griffin Author

‘Midori is green Like grass, trees and lollypops And even the sea.’

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Shaeleigh Dunbar Author

Grace Powell Author

‘Colour ev’rywhere Colour here & there. Blue, green And brown all through town.’ Sophie Forlico Author


“A Year in Japan” - Exchange Student Report

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onnichi wa!! To sum up the amazing experience I have had while on exchange in just a few paragraphs is impossible!! During my time over here, living in a Japanese host family and attending a Japanese high school, I have had the time of my life!! Learning the Language, meeting new people, having new experiences and being immersed in such a unique and beautiful culture has been something that has really opened my eyes to what is out in the world and has taught me so many things that will be useful in my future.

and made it so easy for me to adjust to the new environment. Everyday I attend a normal Japanese high school, and participate in normal classes, take part in school events and even sit exams with all the regular Japanese students. Everyday (including weekends) Japanese students participate in after school club activities. I have tried out many different types which have included sporting clubs (Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball etc…), as well as Artistic Clubs (Brass Band, Art Club and Chorus Group) and also Japanese traditional arts (Tea Ceremony, Calligraphy and Japanese Archery).

Making the decision to live in a non-English speaking country has definitely by far been the most challenging and rewarding thing I have ever done! When I first arrived over here I could barely understand a thing, and going from that to feeling like a normal member of the community is really an awesome feeling. Just being an exchange student, no matter where you go is an experience I think anyone can benefit from. I have made so many great friends from all over the world who I have shared so many good times with at various Exchange student camps and get together. Living in a foreign host family is a rare opportunity that I recommend to everyone! The family that I have been given are the most beautiful people, they have taken such good care of me

I have been involved in many events during my stay here which have included playing the lead role in my school festival performance, speech competitions, volunteering in town activities, a School trip to Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima, as well as participating in many traditional festivals held in my area. I never want to leave, but I sure can’t wait to come home and share my experience with everyone in more detail!!! Deciding to come on exchange has been the best decision I have ever made and I’m going to live out my last months over here while I can!! Lian Drinan

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Creative Arts KLA report

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nother year has all but gone. The years tend to be busier than ever. Invariably the changing faces off the globe will first and foremost impact upon we creative thinkers. Herein lies the challenge. We are constantly grappling with new technologies, new mediums for representation and new modes of communication on stage. The preoccupations of the millennium impose themselves upon the mindsets of the artists, musicians, dancers and dramatists. We respond through action and reaction as we teachers provide a platform that is relevant, meaningful and current with the world around us. I would first like to pay tribute to our very hard working team who have soldiered on often having to manage surprise refurbishment programmes and the everyday hurdles that can tend to trip us in our stride. We have under the face of adversity, remained a united and professional crew that front to work each day with a passion and commitment to our respective disciplines.

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This year, three very experienced teachers in their own right have overseen the Drama Programme. Ms Janice Drew has yet again seen the Year 12 contingent through their HSC course. The year in fact began with an excursion to Sydney to see the On-Stage production at the Seymour Centre, which showcased the best of the previous years talents in the NSW Drama HSC. This was a very fruitful exercise and I believe was a catalyst for industry leading up to the 2009 HSC here at the College. Our students have presented very credible monologues throughout 2009. Mr Don Hillam has been a very welcome addition to our staff and has brought a wealth of industry-based experience to the troops. I thank him for his recommendations regarding the refurbishment of the drama area…we are hope fully working toward such an end. His great legacy was the Year 11 production of Robyn Hood staged early in term three which provided senior students with this memorable experience. Who can forget the efforts of the very talented Stephanie Dean and the colourful performance of Dominic Scarfone and the like? Miss Alanya Skewes has continued to keep the bar high across the board and will next year assume the

position of Senior Drama teacher. We look forward to her wealth of experience in this domain.

What’s been happening in Music?

It appears the department moves from strength to strength as we scrutinize programmes and ensure students are working with discipline on their chosen study. Mr Carmello Silvestro has managed a very busy Junior Music Programme that ensures students receive a broad repertoire of music genres and the opportunity to embrace the subject as a creative art. In keeping with the dictates of the Stage 4 syllabus, students are expected to leave the junior programme, musically literate and equipped to further their studies in this area if they so choose. The juniors have presented some very good viva voce presentations throughout the course of term three. Mr Silvestro has worked tirelessly with the Sound and Lighting Crew to provide industry-based service to the various cultural events of the school year. A big thank you goes to the members of this crew who have taken on board very responsible duties and high-pressure work conditions. We continue to assess the performances and acoustic possibilities of our school hall. Consequently it is undergoing some exciting transformations that will make sound and lighting more appealing in that venue. The Senior Rock Ensemble under the direction of Mr Mal Silvestro has provided a good balance to the Art Music repertoire of 2009. There have been some fine performances given at various points throughout the year. The importance of working as an ensemble must never be underestimated as a budding musician and each student should look for an opportunity to engage in this. Mr Mark Ciavarella continues his work with the Stage 5 and 6 Music Programme. These four classes though few in number have provided a great impact across the school community. Their efforts at the Annual Showcase and Eisteddfod were nothing short of exemplary and I commend each and every performer for their professionalism and skill. It was timely after a busy term three to wrap up with a Drumming Workshop in which students were invited to part-take. Congratulations specifically to the Senior Choir who have managed to present good quality choral work throughout the year. The department would not be so strong if it weren’t


for the efforts of our itinerant music staff that visit the school each week to provide individual lessons. A big thank you goes to Melissa, Lizzie, Tim, John and Gianni for their work. We continue to pull top results in the HSC and I firmly believe this is testimony to a programme that looks beyond the mere recreation that our culture tends to advocate for the Creative Arts. At this point “congratulations” are forwarded to Belinda Puntoriero for receiving notification to audition for 2010 Encore. These performances at the Sydney Opera House will now be factored into the programme of each Year 12 music student. Well done to the Junior Choir for their work throughout 2009we shall never forget “I Still Call Australia Home”. It is hoped that many of these singers will migrate across to the Senior Choir for 2010.

What’s been happening in Visual Arts?

a pleasure to have her artistic perspective shared amonst our Creative Arts Community. The current Visual Design syllabus will be phased out over the course of next year and will be replaced by Photography and Digital Media. Both courses provide pathways to the Stage 6 Visual Arts programme but it was agreed that Photography and Digital Media would potentially explore a more technology driven area of study and give greater breadth to students. Nonetheless the existing course has provided great depth for the creative thinker and some very relevant industry based skills have been sought. Congratulations to all the Year 9 and 10 Visual Design students who have contributed so generously to the wider school community’s media exploits.

To Our Creative Arts Assistant

So What About Mrs Condron?

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Busy keeping the books and filling out orders, Ms Another colourful year…so colourful in fact we Amanda Prosser has been working behind the scooped the pool at the recent Yanco Agricultural scenes this year and it is for this, she has been able Art Show. We are proud to announce Gary Aylett of to complete her studies to qualify as a Secondary Year 8 Art as the winner of the Junior Student section, Teacher of English. On behalf of my team, I would with an impressive work submitted as part of the like to thank Ms Prosser for the collegiate work she Mandatory Stage 4 art curriculum. It is heartening to has done in keeping our staff as a cohesive unit and see brilliant work being done in these junior art classes assisting where she can in this very busy department. and to cut through the stifling self-assessment that so Ms Prosser’s years of work in the Performance often prevents students moving from first base in the Industry will no doubt stand her in good stead for creative and performing art fields. Students “can” and a potential position of employment in the field of it is thanks to the great work of Mrs Colleen Hinder education in the future if and when she chooses and Mrs Rebecca Loughridge that students receive this path. Congratulations and thank you from the this chance. The Art Excursion to Canberra proved Creative Arts team. a stimulating experience and hopefully will have inspired the Year 11 class toward great works of art To the Students for next year’s HSC. The array of colour at the 2009 I thank you on behalf of your teachers-those of Showcase was illuminating. Artists such as Alexandra you who are in Year 7 and 8 that can look beyond Hill who subsequently won the Senior Student Prize the narrow practice of self assessment-and permit at the Yanco Agricultural Art Show was one of many yourselves a chance to grow through the performing senior students exhibiting at our annual Showcase. and creative arts. Years 9 and 10 Elective Art Students have been busy For those elective students- I encourage you to compiling their portfolios and exploring the world of be disciplined and think “outside the square” for it the “visual”. The workshops conducted throughout is the creative thinker that advances our world and 2009 have enabled students to gain resolution to really that is the collective responsibility of us all. their art projects. We trust the Year 12 students Thankyou to your parents and your friends for their receive the accolades they deserve as their body of support throughout the year and may each and every works is scrutinized by HSC markers in the next days. one of you have a safe and happy holiday.


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the removalist cosi

whale rider

macbeth belonging

romanticism tradgedy

Oedipus Rex

deadly unna

emma

heroes journey

home and away

julius caesar whale rider

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bridge to wiseman’s cove

john keats whale rider wuthering heights drama yb yeats

lockie leonard legend

douglas stewart

the recruit strictly ballroom

antony and cleopatra journeys

australian poetry

when dogs cry

print advertisments

a beautiful mind

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A selection of texts studied by students over the course of this year.

novels gaining points for successes achieved in the veryone knows that English is FUN! When you can navigate through the centuries, short comprehension quiz aligned to each novel. Last laugh, cry, create beautiful and frightening characters, count, some individual Year 7 students had read 1.5 visit destinations of the imagination, scrutinise the million words! motivations of politicians and playwrights; all from Year 8 students developed skills in the fine art of essay the comfort of your desk…what is The English teachers at writing! The students worked very hard refining the essay text type in NOT to love? St Francis College have their film analysis assessment task. The English teachers at St Francis College have taken their students taken their students The ability to write a well structured on an amazing journey this year, on an amazing journey essay is a skill that extends across exploring texts from around the world this year, exploring subject areas, so we will see some first-rate essays coming from this and across the centuries. We have texts from around the hardworking group over the next instilled a love of literature, creative writing and developed skills that world and across the few years. Year 9 students delivered some enable young people to communicate centuries. very impressive speeches to their effectively in their world. Skills of critical literacy- examining exactly ‘what’ composers class exploring and scrutinizing representations of are up to in the texts they create- is of such importance Australian culture in texts such as novels, images, in the information overload of the 21st century. feature articles, films, and poetry. Year 9 also learnt how clever advertisers are in positioning unwary Some highlights for the various year groups consumers to buy their message. Everyday texts such as brochures, posters and print advertisements were include: The Year 7 students were introduced to the critically analysed to expose the techniques used by Accelerated Reader program this year. This software composers to achieve their purpose. program provides motivational support to the wide The School Certificate was the focus for Year 10 reading program that is part of the English curriculum this year. Having sat practice papers for the Halfin the junior school. Students whizzed through their Yearly and Yearly examinations, as well as during

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• 16/17 years- Short story- Alex Hill (1st), Alice Maher (2nd), Natasha Moore and Stephanie Dean (Highly Commended) • 16/17 years- Poetry- Patrick Dawson (1st) • 15 years- Short story- Jenna O’Connell (1st), Jessica Preston (Merit) • 15 years- Essay- Joshua Hammer (1st) • 12/ 13 years- Short story- Antonio A loisi (1st), Madeleine Weidsweiler (2nd), Samarah Fletcher (Merit), Sally Commins (Merit) • 12/13 years- Poetry- Laura Browning (1st), Abby Molloy (2nd), Daniel Heath (3rd) • 12/13 years- Essay- Michael Moore (1st) Special mention must be made of Antonio Aloisi who was awarded the overall winner in the Literary Section. Congratulations Antonio and keep writing wonderful stories! I would like to thank the English staff for the professional manner in which they greet and teach each student, for each lesson, every school day of the year. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with such a motivated, first-class outfit! Until 2010, when we are at our desks, about to takeoff to who knows what amazing destination…?

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class time, students are familiar with the format and requirements of the paper. Apart from this focus area, the students have honed their skills of critical analysis and essay writing in other assessment tasks. Preliminary students realised that senior English is both challenging and rewarding and that time management is a key factor in achieving success. The students followed a parallel course to the HSC course; an Area of Study – Journey- and three modules. They became familiar with the historical contexts that informed the texts, explored the values of society at the time and critically evaluated the stylistic features of texts written by composers such as TS Eliot, Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, David Williamson and Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Our HSC students ‘danced’ their way through the Advanced and Standard English courses. The Area of Study was based on the concept of Belonging and they explored the representation of Belonging through texts such as Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Strictly Ballroom’. Other texts studied included ‘Julius Caesar’, the poetry of WB Yeats, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, Romanticism, Douglas Stewart’s poetry, ‘Cosi’, and ‘The Story of Tom Brennan’. The HSC learning and teaching is set at a lightning pace and one hopes that some time in the future the students will come to really appreciate these rich texts. I sincerely feel that the tremendous amount of effort put in by most of the Year 12 students will be rewarded in their HSC results. Best of luck in the future Year 12, 2009, you have been wonderful role models! Another highlight was the success of the students in the Leeton Eisteddfod. Of the twenty entries, sixteen students were prize winners. Congratulations Mrs Renae Pettit to the following Acting English KLA Coordinator students:


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Athletics – The school carnival proved to be

highly successful with a number of eye-catching performances and the continuation of Henschke’s dominance. The College’s team finished a close second at the BISSA carnival and a number of students qualifyed for the NSWCCC carnival. Grant Commins and Jessica Sleigh both collected gold and a few others gained medals of different colours. Australian Rules – All teams proved to be highly competitive with the Open team once again being crowned MIA champions. The lack of quality games in this region is still a concern. The Junior teams also tasted success in their competitions. The girls were about to defend their title as the most dominate force in AFL in the region when this went to print. A special mention to Mitch Haddrill for his selection in the NSW All-Schools team. Basketball – Not one of the most successful years on the court. All six teams made the semi finals of the Albury tournament. However, none progressed through to the final game. Cricket – Jess Stoll continued her outstanding form and was rewarded with a place in the NSWCCC team. Both the Downie and Berg Shield teams are about to begin their competitions. Cross-country – A year where some of our talented runners excelled. A strong second (the gap to first is closing) at the BISSA carnival was followed by some encouraging performances at the NSWCCC carnival. Lachlan O’ Callaghan and Jessica Sleigh both earned selection in the NSWCCC team. Jessica continued on her way finishing sixth at the National Carnival. Golf – The SFC Open continues to grow each year. Josh Helson took out the 2008 crown at the end of last year and is favourite for this year’s title. Hockey – The Gala day in Wagga proved to be very enjoyable with both the boys and girls teams being highly competitive.

Netball – The interest in this sport continues to be extremely high. The girls performed well at both the Diocesan Gala Day and the State Carnival in Sydney. League – is going through a rebuilding phase with mixed results this year. Bayden Schubert was selected in the NSWCCC Southern Country team. Union – For the second year running the Union teams were unable to play a competitive match. However, this did not stop a number of boys competing in the State Carnival in Sydney for the Wagga Diocesan Representative team. Soccer – The Bill Turner teams both progressed through the early stages of the knockout competition with the Girls making it to the 4th round. A number of players were selected in the Diocesan team and competed in the NSWCCC Carnival. Swimming – Another highly successful Twilight carnival was followed by a competitive performance at the BISSA carnival. Once again Trent Brown collected medals at both the NSWCCC and NSW AllSchools carnivals. Touch – All 4 teams performed well at the Gala Day with the Junior Girl’s finishing second on the day. Congratulations to all the students who were selected in representative teams this year. The sportsmanship and commitment of all students who have been involved in the College sporting teams is always of a high standard and continues to enhance the reputation of the College on the sporting arenas around the state. Finally, the PDHPE and Sports Department could not run so smoothly without the dedication and effort of all the PDHPE staff and other teachers who have helped organise various teams. Thank you to all the parents for their interest and support during the year.

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Science KLA Report

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cience at SFC has seen a few changes this year. We have welcomed back Mr Chris Brown, who joined our usual complement of Science teachers. The major change has been the renovation of the Science laboratories. This has been funded through the National School’s Pride as part of Building the Education Revolution, from the Federal Government. The labs have new flooring and blinds and, as needed, new sinks, gas fixtures, paintwork and cupboards. Many thanks to all students and staff for their patience throughout this process; we will all enjoy the benefits of our new facilities. Year 7 has taken to high school Science with enthusiasm. They are a motivated group who actively participate in practical work and are making great progress in the subject. Year 8 have done two major projects this year: a mapping and ecology exercise, and designing and carrying out their own experiment. No doubt many homes have been party to shelves covered in mouldy bread or dripping sponges on the sink. These experiments are an important step on the way to helping our students develop scientific literacy.

have displayed some highly analytical abilities. Year 11 has seen the return of Senior Science, as well as the usual subjects – Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Amongst the work done in the Preliminary Courses, the Senior Science and Biology students did a Field Study of the River Redgum Forest at Euroley in high-fashion flannelette, whilst Chemistry found how difficult it is to get a watermelon to explode and Physics discovered the difficulties in projecting a water rocket exactly horizontally. Our HSC students have had a full year. The calibre of this group of students is very exciting and their engagement in their courses is to be commended. We wish them all the best in their exams and into the future. I would like to thank all the Science teachers and the Lab Assistants for their work and help this year. As Acting KLA Co-ordinator, this has made my job so much easier and more fulfilling. Merry Christmas to all.

Year 9 have started on their School Certificate course. Early this year, they rose to the challenge of developing their own disease – a poster version!! The students have also been assessed on their practical skills in electricity and chemistry. The overall standard in the year is very promising.

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The focus for Year 10 has been their Independent Research Project, which draws on and further develops the skills they gained in year 8 in doing their own experiment. The experiments are much more sophisticated and the students


2009 Library Review starring: Mrs Collins, Mrs Hammond, Mrs Lang, Mrs Stevens and the students and staff of St Francis College

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Students from all years took part in the planning, practice and delivery of the liturgy. It was certainly a memorable occasion.

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swimming..... Back to back Victories – Tenison proved too strong for the third year running holding off a fast finishing Lacey. Participation was at an all time high, despite the cooler than expected conditions, with many events having six or seven heats. Tenison was awarded the best ‘5-minutes-of-fame’ with a combination of new and old chants.

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The following students where crowned age champions: 12 years 1st 2nd

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Brae Leighton

Zac Molloy

Ruby Morschel

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Billy Gilbert

Hannah Linnegar

Matthew Wilson

Madeline Morrison

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Lachlan O’Callaghan

Gemma Sullivan

Dylan Barnes

Stephanie Clancy

1st 2nd

Zac Hopper

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Hannah McDermott

Brodie Williams

16 years

Marty Brown

Hannah Butler Bridgette Keely

Grant Commins

Allira Bloem

Willliam Bevan

Bianca Rees

Lachlan Gerrard

Emily Lucas

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The final overall result was:

1st Tenison 2nd Lacey 3rd Henschke 4th Champagnat

The 54 swimmers who travelled to Albury for the BISSA Carnival performed very well finishing 5th overall. Dillon Evans and Trent Brown competed in the NSWCCC carnival at Homebush. Trent came home with a number of medals and qualified

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The carnival was held over two beautiful days, and it proved most successful for Henschke who made it four crowns in a row.

The following students where crowned age champions: 12 years Dillon Evans Setelia Turner 1st Zac Molloy Brae Leighton 2nd 13 years Mat Gaynor Sophie Welsh 1st Liam Woods Lucinda Lumsden 2nd 14 years Lachlan O’Callaghan Alysia Hopwood 1st John Evans Stephanie Clancy 2nd 15 years Josh Helson Lucy McCrum 1st Tom Murphy Jess Newman 2nd 16 years Grant Commins Katelyn Yeo 1st Albert Iannelli Bridgette Keely 2nd 17+ years Tyler Stiller Jessica Davy 1st Travis Lightfoot Rachael Clancy 2nd

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A squad of 92 students travelled to Albury on Tuesday to compete at the BISSA Athletics Carnival. All students performed extremely well with a number of students achieving top three finishes. The team finished 2nd overall. A special mention to Katelyn Yeo (16 years), Grant Commins (16 years) and Stephanie Clancy (14 years) in being named Age Champions.

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The following students travelled to Homebush to compete in the NSWCCC Athletics carnival. Blake Carroll, Stephanie Clancy, Grant Commins, John Evans, Matthew Gaynor, Jess Hardie, Josh Helson, Alysia Hopwood, Lachlan O’Callaghan, Brittany Pilon, Jess Sleigh, Gregg Staines, Sophie Welsh, Josef Wilson & Liam Woods. All students performed extremely well on the day with the following collecting medals: Jessica Sleigh – 13 years 800m Gold & 13 years 1500m Silver Grant Commins – 16 years discus Gold Matthew Gaynor – 13 years discus Silver Liam Woods – 13 years high jump Bronze The following students finished in the top 10 for their event: Brittany Pilon – 7th 13 years high jump Stephanie Clancy – 7th 14 years high jump and 10th long jump Jessica Hardie – 8th 14 years javelin John Evans – 14 years 400m Lachlan O’Callaghan – 7th 14 years 1500m Grant Commins - 7th 16 years long jump Blake Carroll – 4th 12 years shot put Gregg Staines – 7th 15 years discus

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1st Henschke 6154 2nd Lacey 6039 3rd Champagnat 5974 4th Tenison 5835

BISSA Cross country

72 students travelled to the Narrandera Racecourse to compete in the annual BISSA cross-country. The students were faced with either a 3,4 or 6 km run across a challenging and sandy course. All students performed well with the team finishing 2nd overall. The following students finished in the top 3 for their respective age: Jessica Sleigh Teneal Hammer Lachlan O’Callaghan Breeanna Coelli Pat Vallance Eliza Star Danial Mallon

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Australian Rules Football 2009 2009 brought with it the Swans Cup for under 14’s, 16’s and Opens. The first XVIII lead by Captain Len Haddrill won the regional final against Yanco Ag but were defeated by Deniliquin High in the Quarter final knockout. A number of players were injured and missed the game. Players to perform well on the day were Liam Frazer, Adam Flagg, Simon Lane, Reece Maguire and Jacob Townsend. The under 14 Swans Cup team also won the MIA title by defeating Yanco, Leeton High and Marion College. They represented the MIA at State quarter finals but failed to get past Finley High and Mater Dei, Thanks to Mr McCormack for his time and expert coaching and no doubt the team will prove to be a great breeding ground for future 1st XVIII teams. The under 16 team played Finley High and Deniliquin High early in the year and were slightly underdone in terms of match practice and fitness. They lost both games and learnt a great deal from the experience. Congratulations to Adam Flagg, Jacob Townsend and Liam Frazer for representing the NSW/ACT under 16 team at the National Carnival. Well done to Josh Helson, Jordie Pettit, Zac Hopper and Mitchell Haddrill on representing NSW CCC/CIS in the State under 15 title. A special mention to Mitchell Haddrill who also gained selection in the State under 15 All Schools team.

End of season report: St Francis 1stXVIII Position: MIA Champions Best and Fairest: Simon Lane Runner-up: Liam Frazer Third: Len Haddrill Best Clubman: Reece Maguire Rookie of the Year: Nicholas Tenison (First-year player): Zac Hopper Leading goalkicker: Adam Flagg Leading possession getter: Jacob Townsend

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forward in Adam Flagg he has the ability to be the first SFC player to kick 40 goals in a season. Backman Tyler Stiller was fantastic, he dominated all who came before him and under him. Matthew Irvin looks to be coming on nicely and will be a pivotal player in the 2010 campaign.

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Above: Members of the junior St Francis College netball side. Bottom right & far left: A great turn out by schools from all around the region. Another huge success for Saint Francis College.

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Basketball Report 2009 Six teams made the trip to Albury to compete in the NSWCCC Southern Regional Tournament. All teams played well with every team progressing to the semi-finals. Unfortunately, none of the team made the final with both the boys and girls 7/8 teams narrowly going down.

Year 7/8 Girls

Shelby Stockton, Gemma Sullivan, Georgia Fuller, Kaitlin Hiscox, Taylah Evans, Kilara Curphey, Ruby Morschel and Jess Hardie.

Year 7/8 Boys

Dylan Barnes, Nathan Beard, Adam Campbell, Sam Day, Siale Howe, Jack Lyons and Josef Wilson.

Year 9/10 Girls

Briah Crowhurst, Tayla Harrison, Alex Whitty, Megan Flynn, Hannah Hyde, Meg Patterson, Caitlin Northey and Alex White.

Year 9/10 Boys

Josh Helson, Liam Hiscox, Zac Hopper, Ryan McLennan, Jono Spina, Jacob Townsned, and Will Vant.

Year 11/12 Girls

Jane Houghton, Brit Vearing, Emma McLennan, Christie Ash, Annalyse Carroll, Grace Dando and Brit Evans.

Year 11/12 Boys

Simon Gale, Mitch Babbs, Trent O’Keeffe, Sid Poulsen, Peter Charles, Jade Hart, Daniel McCarthy, Dylan Smith and Tom Vallance.

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Girls Aussie Rules Report 2009 Friday 30th October 2009 will be etched in the minds of the faithful forever…SFC claims 5th straight NSWACT AFL Regional High Schools 9 a-side title. This year saw a lot of pressure on the team with only a couple having experienced the toughness of the day and the rest being ‘freshies’. The conditions were more suited to the Caribbean and summer cricket matches, but the team rotated well ensuring we always had fresh legs. The girls were pumped - after a quick talk about how holding up 4 fingers looks dodgy and holding up 5 is so much easier and looks heaps better, they were ready for their first opponent, Wagga High. A few nerves, but once the red leather was in their hands the girls switched on. Our midfield paved the way with Mads Houghton, Jess Davy and Bridgitte Keely untouchable at each centre bounce. First game, SFC 4.3, Wagga High, 2.2.

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Grand Final vs Kildare Catholic College. Battle of the Catholic schools. SFC started well with Britt Vearing and Georgia Burns not going to be beaten to the footy. SFC 2.1 to 0 at half time. Kildare came out firing kicking an early goal, the first against us. SFC rallied and the captain Dimity Comb pushed to the forward line ensuring we were at full strength for the last stretch. Another 2 goals to SFC and the siren sounds… now they’re allowed to squeal – 4.3 to 1.1. Well done girls on a great day. Team consisted of Alison Gregory, Emily Bender, Claire Lane, Jess Davy, Bridgitte Keely, Madalyn Houghton, Georgia Burns, Steph Clancy, Hannah McDermott, Kim Gooden, Britt Vearing, Kate Trevaskis and Dimity Comb (captain). Special mention to Dimity Comb who is the only player to have played in all 5 victories – well done Dim!!

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In our pool we also played Coolamon Central winning 5.6 to 0.1, Kooringal 6.0 to 0.0 and Cootamundra 7.9 to 0.0. By winning our pool we played a Semi against old rival Wagga High. SFC dominated this game with some great defence from Steph Clancy, Alison Gregory and Emily Bender. At the final siren we had won the Semi 4.3 to 0.0. No goals against us yet and the girls had to back up immediately so that we could get the Boarders home for the Grand Final.


Careers Advisor Report

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ow!!! The year has flown. Every year this job becomes busier, however, continuously so rewarding. My role enables me to learn many new things every day. There are so many opportunities out there for all of us and I try to educate students to follow their dreams and explore a Career that they will love every day.

Thank-you!

Firstly I would like to personally thank Deidre Briggs. She is constantly organising and completing loads of administration work for me. All the office ladies continually assist my role in so many ways. Thank-you so much! I appreciate the continuos support from the Executive team who enable me to professionally grow in my role as a Careers Advisor. I have had an opportunity to participate in further studies and attend various Professional Development days specialising in Careers.

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My aim for 2009 was to put more energy into equipping the seniors with the essential skills needed to keep informed about opportunities and create many for themselves. Students and parents had access to a regular Career News via the College’s webpage and newsletter. Students continuously communicated via email or made Career interview times with me to discuss Career pathways. I regularly updated the notice board and put up displays of information in the library. I spent time with all students in showing them how to research Careers. Students and parents had access to many presenters throughout the year. It was rewarding to see so many students in the library being proactive by researching Careers, universities and exploring available opportunities. After the Post Year 12 Information evening I started to stay back on Thursday afternoons and made this time available for parents and students to come in for Career interviews. The response has been positive and I will continue this program for 2010. Please do not hesitate to call me if you would like to Mrs Michelle Wood make an appointment Careers Advisor PH: 0269533622 between 4 and 7pm on Thursdays to discuss Careers.

2009 Activities UOW Discovery Days

Mr Spina and I took 30 students to University of Wollongong for a night so they could gain some university life experience. They spent a day participating in various lectures and workshops of their choice. The students stayed on campus and lived just like students for one night. (Except for Mrs Wood making sure they did not leave the campus.) All students have a great time and often end up applying for a course at UOW.

Leeton Careers EXPO

All year 12’s enjoyed spending a morning at the Leeton Soldiers Club at the Careers Expo. It is an annual event where many providers set up stall and promote their own business or university. Students are given an opportunity to visit each stall and research opportunities.

Year 9 Maths Trade Day

Thank-you to Leeton TAFE for organising a Mathematics Trade Day for all year 9’s. The students were given an opportunity to participate in practical and theoretical mathematical activities related to particular Trade areas. The students also have an opportunity to become more familiar with Leeton TAFE and meet many different Trade teachers. These contacts have been valuable for further TAFE studies.

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The students were given the opportunity to attend all the above presentations. Some students took advantage of every opportunity and continuously added to their Careers folder. Best wishes to all the past year 12’s on their new and exciting journey. Keep in touch and keep informed. Cheers!


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‘We keep the Spirit alive’ (GTK Day 2009)


GTK Day - Get To Know You Day Held on Friday 13th March gave Year 7 students and their Year 10 Peer Leaders an opportunity to really ‘get to know’ each other. The day began with an inspiring liturgy, incorporating the theme ‘We keep the Spirit alive’. With this theme continuing throughout the day, and dressed in their team colours (Geelong, Essendon, Sydney or Collingwood), students participated in a number of teambuilding and reflective activities, including a challenging ‘river crossing’ with planks of wood, patchwork, dancing and icebreaker activities. Congratulations to the Swans, with a score of 21, they were the winning Team on the GTK Day, demonstrating excellent teamwork, participation and success. After lunch, Year 7 and their Peer Leaders had time together at Leeton Pool. Between the slide, a great cricket match, swimming and kicking the football, a fun afternoon was had by all. Mrs Amy Tabain


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“This gave us time to think about different aspects in life; including the people around us and the qualities that all of us have that contribute to making other peoples lives happy.” recess with everyone going outside with some people dancing to the ‘Hoedown Throwdown’, and Ms Howie doing some awesome yoga break dancing moves. Straight after recess we went into the next activities. The first activity involved us sticking a paper plate onto our backs, with people writing memories and nice things about the person. This exercise was fun and it was good to hear all the positive things people thought about you. The next exercise of the day was making scrap booklets of us and our friends. This was good to just relax and talk with each other. It was now time for lunch with a variety of food to choose from. Lunch was finished with a water fight leading to a student-teacher wrestling match with the student clearly winning. The wrestling was followed by another dance off with some funny choreography. After lunch it was time for a meditation session (which was kind of hard with the previous activities). This gave us time to think about different aspects in life; including the people around us and the qualities that all of us have that contribute to making other peoples lives happy. This reflection concluded the day on a positive note. We left the Ag at 3 pm and travelled back to school. It was a great day, with many thanks to Mrs. Charles, Ms Drew, Miss Matthews, Miss Saeki, and Ms Howie for all their effort and time spent in preparing the day and making it great.

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Year 9 Boys Retreat It was the 28th of August and it was a beautiful sunny day perfect for a boys outing. We gathered under the blue sail to await instructions, all the boys were raring to go. We hopped on the bus headed for the hills, once there, we had an inspirational prep talk from Mr. Hopper about ‘Gods cathedral’ and enjoying our time with each other. So all prepped up we set of for our climb. All in single file we had to make sure we were all there and what better way to check than having a sound off. Chris the ‘new kid’ on each other and our time at the college, couldn’t count past 1 the idea of counting once their we all found our own little spot to over 10 was overwhelming sit and relax why we reflected for him (just kidding Chris, it “The retreat had from a passage drawn from is great having you in our Year a bit of everything the bible, we all the had some Group). Half way up and we intentions to put forward, that is most stopped for a breather, Binya, Vantage had some very Gargaro, Truck dog and Pulver important; mates, enlightening intentions. had other ideas and took the fun, nature, and After a heart touching reflection opportunity to check out their surroundings. faith” from Hops & SOME input from

Mr. Pettit we set off to the top, So we set off again following the creek bed again following our own path. Once there but no one really did follow the track. We we all stood around on rocks and enjoyed were off to another beautiful spot to reflect the amazing view, we all thought it would be fun to throw a couple of rocks out into the clearings (but ofcourse we didn’t) and to the boys amazement we could also see the bus. On the descent it was probably one of the most intense and extreme climbs some of the boys will ever experience, the were boys slipping and sliding everywhere.

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We have really enjoyed Ag this year. We have an awesome class who are really enthusiastic about Agriculture. We especially enjoy practical tasks and the field trips. We made the trip to the Henty Machinery Field days and have experienced many farm visits to learn about horticulture, animals, farm machinery and crops.


FARMERS OF THE FUTURE: ADAPTABLE - INNOVATIVE - CAPABLE We have enjoyed the many opportunities that have been presented to us, such as • Senior Ag Camp – University of Sydney • Australian Sheep and Wool Show – Bendigo • Cattle Handling Workshop – Riverina Institute Primary Industries Centre - Wagga • Poll Dorset Youth Day – Sheep Handling and Judging – Finley • Henty Machinery Field Days • Local Farm Visits

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Class members have been challenged with learning about new enterprises. We have participated in excursions with great enthusiasm and were able to build on existing skills and knowledge. We all come from varied areas of Agriculture and enjoy sharing our practical experiences.


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echnology has certainly changed the world as we know it and this is most evident in the Graphics Technology course where students have far more exposure to CAD (computer Assisted Drawing) programs than in previous years. With the use of the AutoCAD 2008 software package students have not only been able to develop computer drawing skills (as used by local industries)but also get an insight into the career paths and employment opportunities for young people in these industries and businesses throughout the local community. Year ten students can be seen here on two field trips. One to the Leeton Shire council where they were addressed by local engineers on a variety of topics such as house plans building codes, Building applications and other town planning projects. Another field trip was undertaken to Ricegrowers Engineering Division Where the students were given an insight into the role of draftsmen at Ricegrowers and some of the drawing projects they were involved in. Students that have undertaken Graphics will be able to use the knowledge and skills they’ve learnt not only to assist them in the senior school but also implement these skills throughout they’re lifetime.

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Hospitality Report 2009 Mrs Katie Matthews Hospo VET Teacher

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We have had another exciting year in the Hospitality Kitchen. The students have produced many delicious dishes and are continuing to master the art of espresso and beverages. Many students generously gave up their time to participate in catering functions, which enabled them to gain additional Workplace hours. These in-school and community charity catering events included Showcase, Year 12 Morning Tea, Frank Fiumara Benefit Night and It Takes Two. We would like to thank the many businesses that support and assist our students in the development and improvement of their skills during Work Placement. Without this industry support our program would not be as successful.


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tudents at St Francis have again been lucky enough to learn a range of new industrial technology skills buring 2009. Industrial Technology Timber, and Industrial Technology Metal are both very popular electives that students undertake as part of their School Certificate. With a focus on safety and industry based learning, students learn and perfect their practical skills during the construction of a number of challenging projects. Students are also given the opportunity to explore the range of career opportunities that are available in their industry area of choice. We are very lucky here at SFC to have state of the art industry standard facilities. Some excellent projects have been constructed this year, the images included on this page show just a couple of them in various stages of production. So goodbye 2009, and roll on 2010! Mr Tom Pulver.


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Etumsandio odipis dolent nulputp atummolortin vulput luptate dolenis ex endipsusto od diamet aliquip ero odolobore mod ming et aliquamconse ‘Easter 1916’ is, in its very essence, a houses” – along with the refrain, “polite facilit diam erit adignim doleniamet, velisisim del do odigna commy nit vel del doloreros doloreet augait lum dolent lum quam, vulla feu facinci political elegy – recounting the tragedy meaningless words”– mergeel together erillup tatuercip ercil utatis nullaore te commole nissi. of the between Irish nationalist to highlight theex fragmentation of Irish Tem in exer ilit luptat, sumbattle et, quisit doluptat. Ut ut lam eugiamc onsequat exeriuscing eum enismol ortinibh et luptat luptatu msandiam, quat wisim in utat wis and am eugiatem ute diamet, con ulpute ea feuguer illut pratue dothe od moloreet et, quis nibh et ad magnis nisisim society at themolore time of uprisingnisl against Britishquiscil colonialists. Yeats builds dunt praessi. unity in the poem with a consistency the British. Na feuisisl iliquis doloreet incipit wis ex et lor si.onulputat in heniam, conse volorper susto odolore tio conse magnit venit vendit venim of form; however, he makes frequent alit aciduiscil exeraestrud et, volore velit luptat.Susci ero dipismo dionsequisim qui tat volesto con vel eugiamcor sed dolore and deliberate deviations invoke magna amet, vulputat, to sequis nullanaulla consequissi. of thevullandre dramatic change heralded Ecte dui tis at. Utsense la feugiamet dolut praessi.Delit ulla feum iustie tion enisl iuscilisl utpat ing euisim inci etueros alis exerillam acipsum veliquis ex syntactical ercing exerit and il eugiat. Ed do odolorem esenis acilluptatem nostrud by this event. Thusadthe ea consequam adphonological tet lam zzrit nis dolore ent nonulputpat. Lore conum velenit ad ent wiscin henisl dolore ex endipis effects of the poem are alit, vel et, cons ex euis diat. It velisit irit et, volessim vulputpating eu faccummy nullam dionseq uipsummy nons intricate to its political viewpoint. The delit vulluptat in ea faccum iustion sequatum accum del dolesto eugait ea augait ulla feugiam ipis digna feu facidunt varying line lengths andaccum changing – doloreet vullum vewismodolore exerillan ulput utet dunt acilit niammeter veraesed leniamet ut wis esent inim eu between andbla dactylic, feum veliqui tat.Wisi ero od iambic deliquipisci faccumstetrameter andipis nullutatuer sisi erat, conum nibh essequat dolobore e feu facip et, conumsandre dolor iriure blaorper suscipisABAB at ing et wis num quam ing eu faccummy nos delis nibh and trimeter – andfeui the fluctuating eraesto consed earhyme facilis sequamet, commod magnit wisis aut lut atem vent nismolor autem zzriustie faci et dolenim scheme – combining half rhyme zzril ut enissed tat. Ut wis nostrud mincipi sciliscidunt velent lutpat, corpera esequamcore vendre commod et lorerat l e s s Ru “day/grey” and slanted rhyme “faces/ nim augiamcommod del iuscil exer iuscilis eros numsandre dolorpero ex ectem vent num Kara or aliquatum dit ate enibh euth gait iriuscipis eugiam irit il dolessit accum vel utat. Henit prat, con ecte dio dolumsa ndipit Au ing et velendi onulluptat. Se facidui tetue digna facipit accum estis ad ming ea con vero odip et am ing ero dolore conulputem illan ent wis num iriliquis ero eugait loreet vel il eugait,uisi. Theexdiegesis contained within textsadigna acts facipit by rhetorical language, representation Faccumsan et wissit ecte facilla feuis at, quisim doloreet et vero er atummy nullandrem zzrit lore modigna feugiatummy nit, vel of reality, constructed fordo the of ideas and clever stylistics. One need ute mincin eum doaseladoversion con vel utpat, velenit do conulla facil exer aliquis do del ex endre vullaor tinisci blaorer aliquip ismodigna feuisim quat. Duip estis am dolutpat. Ut nons eugait delthe er sim deliquissim nons nibhlook elenisistoestoWilliam doloborpero do consequat. Igna consequis nonulputat only Shakespeare’s purpose of nibh projecting composer’s accum quisl eugait doloreArtemisia feu faciliquisi eugait nulla faciliquat. Caesar (1599), voice on an aspect of their society – play Julius Ipsuscin ut lutem dolortie te digna feum dolobortie dolesse quipism oloreet ullamco nsecte tie del incidui et, cons nonsequ amconul lamcons nos whether that aspect be a controversial Gentileschi’s artwork Judith Beheading atismod oluptat. Ut lan venibh et ute feum velit nis nostin enim nonum ilis nulla augait lorem inciliquat, conulla core faci te doluptat. (1612), and augueriurem Roger Allers’ event related to an action by an Holofernes Pit laorer irit in hendre feuis inis dui blam vel do conulputat. organisation individual, Rob sum Minkoff’s animated film Theinciliq uiscidu ismodo duip Sent niatem exerit luptat ea or facipisl ilit ullummyand nos autet, veliqui eriure modip ea feugait elis am dignim nonum doa commy nullaorper tatiein te order vulla adio tat, quisisse delismo dolobore faciduis Lionsuscili Kingquisci (1994), to od understand or simply common adiam duis esto del iurer alisitrelative velis aciliquis nos acipit nulput acilit adiam vel iltheir inim velestrud min hendre facthatamcomposers will often present paradigm cumsan exer sum iure magna feum aut amcorer iuscipit iriure tie mod ming et iusto od tatuer sim quis adit luptat. to the composer’s conflicting perspectives in their work to Tu m s a n diat wis eum ad modolor suscilit nonum volor senim vullam dolenis modolortis nullaorem autet, summodo challenge or sway audience regard context. The stylistics lessenisis adigna at. Ut ad min volenit iustrud tatio exero endrethe magna augaitto lum in henis autat vendrerat. Ut am theutportrayed situation as such. utilised by the alit composer iliquam, velit vel dolobor utpat. Ibh eril vullamcortio dionsequam do od duis ad tat. Vulla alit veleseq uamet, sustrud te condrive vent nitthe utateaudience eu feum nullamcore tatueril ea conulla autat vent ut dolorti nciliqui tie feugait er senim will eummy nullam nonsed mod tionsequatis augait autet inissent dolumsan utat. to be persuaded to this La feugiamet inis ad tet acipsum velit lorerosto consed eugue ver ipisit la alis endreetue faciliquat ea at ipis nos auparticular point of view, gueros er susci blaore dolenim num eumsan exerostrud mincidunt in utet, vel ulla feum vendit ilis am, conullam quis as theyex are nullute Andrew N dignibh exeromanipulated odit nonsenim do dolorper alit, se te venisse quamconsed tat at auguerit delit, suscillandre ardi A u th or mod eu feuisisci tet, consenibh ea alisissim qui eugiamcommy nos alit loreetummod ese magna faccum duipissi tie conse feummod magna feuis exero conum inim vullan henissi. El in ut wisim do eum verci blaor adiat. Ut non veros alismodolut enis nostrud ex et, quisse diam, volor sit exercip summolute mincidunt ver summod ea consent volobor adiat luptat volore dolorem iril enis estrud tatum inci tio dunt dolendi psummy nonsend iamcons nostis el ut During the process of critical study of Second Coming (1919)”, “When You Are la facidunt lan esequisi. Ibh William ea faccumsan henim illamco nsequam, quamcon velit del illa accum delit alisl dipisl iurem ver susto odolor si. Butler Yeats’ poetry, I discovered Oldad(1893)” and dio “Leda andeugueros the Swan Met la feugueros nisl ut landit, quam volor aut iuscil utpat, vulla con hent luptat ad tie ex ea corem nim exero consectem that there is a seed of a great story in the (1923)” affirms that each poem was vel in ex ea feu feuissim zzrit nisisseniam, quat. Ro odiamet nonulput lutat vent lan utet lutat nulla facipisl ulputating eliqui eu faci bla facilis nullam, venim etue tionsed midst of everyday experience. A major borne out of an authentic encounter, eugiam, vercili quamcommy nim euis ero dolorpero eu faci enit praesed do odiam volore modo eugueros euisi tat dolutat lum vulputat lute essis ad embellished with aaut‘writerly’ styleconthat reason forsustio Yeats’odcontinuing is howullummod dip el et ad te dolore doluptat, er sim del inappeal henim venisl euipit autpatum praestrud etue ut aut adipit alismodiatum quis moved it from a transactional record his life informed his works, yet his poetic et niamcommy non volore digna cor autat alisis dolorerit at at nulla feuipsusto consed ercidui etum velesenibh ero con henit duis do euisl dolobore magna facidunt aut lan ullummy non veliquisitoblandreet, consequ amcommolor diam ametuer voice defies attempts be rationally of “whatalis happened” to iuscil an eliscidui tat alisisim diat nibh elit atum aliqui blandrem quat. “decoded”; indeed Yeats believed evocative rendering of event, Equisi. Im nostrud tie facidunt lan esed ming exerostrud doloboreet ad tin heniscing etum ip enisi te estrud ectet verci that “Man can embody truth but character, emotion and idea bla at lore magna alisse vendignibh ex eu feuiscillam ipit alit ute corem quam, vulla commolor sim iustion umsandigna thatvelallows he cannot know it”. His insistence faccum aliquatemDolent aliquat nullum velismod dolutat, ing estothe coreresponder cor sit wisit, consequi erat. Ud modit of the transience of meaning has an active involvement. acilit alisi el eu facilla augue faccum vulputp ationulput wis nulland rercil dolorti smodipsum ver sumsan vel utatie eugue dolorem inavelit, commodolor susto coreet, sequiscilla conullandit dolummy nonse feum nibh essi tet er alis ad distinctly postmodern flavor deliquat voloreetummy num dolesen dionsequis num dunt wis adiam et vullum quat inciliquisi tat, quamet, quat. and his use of symbolism is at Numsandreet lut auguer autpatet lan hent wisim in vel dionsecte mod moloreet velit vel eummy nonullumsan ullaore the heart of his elusive meanings. erosting eros eugait veriusto euipis dolor sim aliqui eriureet incin eum iriure feuis nit, velisl iriusci tat, quis nonseqMy analysis and synthesis of “The uisl dolorem dolorperos et iliqui tisim nulluptat incip eratis alit wis nibh euis ero coreet, sis nonsed magna at, sendrem quam, commolu ptatisl in ullandit la facidunt veliquissi tate faccumsan utpatum iuscipis adignis nulputat non vullandigna alis eugait veratum erat. Ut volum am, quisi. Vanessa Coelli Ent voloborper sustis enit nullaor susciduis nostie feum ve- Author niat. Sit augiamc onsequa mcommodolor se feu facipsum zzriustio ent venim ipsuscidunt iriuscidunt iuscilisl utet, commodolorer sisit in eu faccum iure dolutpatem ad te veri-


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m euis dolore vercidui blam acilit eugiam autat. Ut lore tatio et, quamet dolorer cincinibh exero eugiam zzrillan u n bore magnim inibh henis aliquipit lut vullut nisissit lore . eum ipis autpat euis nim veleseq u The chaos and conflict of of war and conflict. Yeats’ poetic voice is e delestin i the modern world is established in the opening stanza through henisl ip exerius cipisi. E t u m . portrayed in ‘The the plosive ‘g’ and ‘t’ sounds, ‘Turning sandio odipis dolent n a t u m molortin vulput luptate t and turning’, moving the ‘widening’ gyre Second Coming’. Yeats ex endipsusto od diamet aliqu m focuses on the central to its outer margins, while the resonant o d o l o b o r e mod ming et aliquamcon . cilit diam erit adignim doleniamet, ve theme of change as ‘ing’ sounds in the line complete the m del do odigna e an inevitable and action. Yeats established his theory of a commy nit vel del dolore loreet augait constant force in 2000-year cycle of history and the gyre in lum dolent lum quam, vu facinci erillup tatuercip el ercil utatis n i human nature, ‘The Second Coming’ is used to symbolise bb u J te commole nissi. a d n Rowe r establishing a this historical change, heralding a new Tem in exer ilit luptat, sum et, quisit do o s Auth Ut ut lam eugiamc onsequat exeriusc age, one that is “multiple, masculine, warning against perpetrators s eum enismol ortinibh et luptat luptatu t diam, quat wisim in utat wis am eu u quiscil ute diamet, con ulpute ea feuguer illut pratue molore do od moloreet nisl et, quis nibh et ad magnis nisisim dunt praessi. e Na feuisisl iliquis doloreet incipit wis ex et lor si. h conse volorper susto odolore magnitopening venit vendit alit aciduiscil thevenim speech not withexeraestrud “Romans”et, volore velit luptat. Although contrasting views tioofconse Julius m Tionulputat in heniam, Susci ero dipismo dionsequisim qui tat volesto con vel eugiamcor sed dolore magna amet, vulputat, sequis nullan ulla consequissi. t order Caesar are offered from the play’s (which is mentioned second in Ecte dui tis at. Ut la feugiamet vullandre dolut praessi. opening tableaux, it is the climax of the to verify the country’s importance i Delit ulla feum iustie tion enisl iuscilisl utpat ing euisim inci etueros alis exerillam acipsum veliquis ad ex ercing exerit il eugiat. Ed do odolorem tragedy that demonstrates Shakespeare’s also remains an imperative priority for l acilluptatem nostrud ea consequam ad tet lam zzrit nis dolore ent nonulputpat. Lore conum velenit ad ent wiscin henisl dolore ex endipis alit, vel e Antony) with “Friends”. Shakespeare intricate craft invulputpating language and drama to irit et, volessim eu faccummy nullam dionseqbut uipsummy nons delit vulluptat in ea faccum iustion sequatum acc . ex euis diat. It velisit dolesto eugait ea augait ulla feugiam ipis digna feu facidunt wismodolore exerillan ulput utet dunt acilit accum niam veraesed doloreet vullum successfully repeats the proper noun characterise Marc Antony and Brutus’ l amet ut wis esent inim eu feum veliqui tat. . conflicting perspective of the dead Rome throughout both speeches in order bla faccums andipis nullutatuer sisi erat, conum nibh essequat dolobore ea feu facip et, conumsandre dolor iriure feui bl t Wisi ero od deliquipisci Caesar. Brutus’ utilitarian reasoning to forge his patriotic discourse and to suscipis at ing et wis num quam ing eu faccummy nos delis nibh eraesto consed ea facilis sequamet, commod magnit wisis aut lut atem vent ni . for killing Caesar is unmistakable as he connect with the crowd personally, as it is s autem zzriustie faci et dolenim zzril ut enissed tat. Ut wis nostrud mincipi sciliscidunt velent lutpat, corpera esequamcore vendre commod et lorer to their with which is referring. addresses the eagerly awaiting public,ex ectem iuscil exer iuscilis eros numsandre dolorpero venthistory num aliquatum dit atehe enibh eugait iriuscipis eugiam irit il dolessit . augiamcommod del vel utat. Henit prat, con ecte dio dolumsa ndipit ing et velendi onulluptat. Se facidui tetue digna facipit accum estis ad ming ea con vero odip et Throughout Julius Caesar Shakespeare hungry for some justification for the . ero dolore conulputem illan ent wis num iriliquis ero eugait loreet vel il eugait, quisi. p committal of such a horrendous act. effectively reminds his Elizabethan ex ecte facilla feuis at, quisim doloreet adigna facipit et vero er atummy nullandrem zzrit lore modigna feugiatummy nit, s Faccumsan et wissit Brutus commences his address with audience that treason and conspiracy mincin eum do el do con vel utpat, velenit do conulla facil do exer aliquis do del ex endre vullaor tinisci blaorer aliquip ismodigna feuisim the tricolon “Romans, countrymen, and are a constant threat mirroring the consequat. Igna consequ . Duip estis am dolutpat. Ut nons nibh eugait del er sim deliquissim nons nibh elenisis esto doloborpero do socio-political context lovers,…” in order for the plebeians to ulputat accum quisl eugait dolore feu faciliquisi eugait nulla faciliquat. o dolortie te digna dolesse quipism ullamco nsecte tie del incidui et, cons no of their society. made awarefeum thatdolobortie his justification, his oloreet m Ipsuscin ut lutem be amconul lamcons nos atismod oluptat. Ut lan venibh et ute feum velit nis nostin enim nonum ilis nulla augait lorem , whole rationale for committing such a By establishing the quat, conulla core faci te doluptat. m context crime was in the best interest of Rome historical . Pit laorer irit in hendre feuis augueriurem inis dui blam vel do conulputat. of the play the and the Roman people; for Rome to inciliq uiscidu ismod - Sent niatem exerit luptat ea facipisl ilit ullummy nos autet, sum veliqui eriure modip ea feugait responder is then maintain a republic. Contrastingly, in Marc elis am dignim nonum do commy nullaorper suscili quisci tatie te vulla adio od tat, quisisse delismo dolobore faciduis s duis esto del iurer alisit velis aciliquis am nos acipit nulput acilit adiam vel il inim velestrud min hendre faccumsan able to acknowledge Antony’s oration, Shakespeare mimics e sum iure magna feum aut amcorer iuscipit iriure tie mod ming et iusto od tatuer sim quis adit luptat. Tumsandiat wis e e appreciate the the tricolon in order to address the crowd and modolor suscilit nonum volor senim vullam dolenis modolortis nullaorem autet, summodo lessenisis adigna . but takes a more honest, complexities of Rome’s ad min volenit iustrud tatio exero endre magna augait lum in henis autat vendrerat. Ut am il political state. less formal approach by ee h P c v e l i t vel dolobor alit utpat. Ibh eril ut vullamcortio dionsequam do od duis ad tat. Vu t M Anne r veleseq uamet, sustrud te con vent nit utate eu feum nullamcore tatueril ea conulla autat v o . Auth d o l o r t i nciliqui tie feugait er senim eummy nullam nonsed mod tionsequatis augait autet inissent dol . utat. m ‘Julius Caesar’ Thus, demonstrating giamet inis ad tet acipsum velit context. lorerosto consed eugue ver ipisit la how alis endreetue faciliquat ea at ipis nos au d La feuparticular qualities of human nature was composed in er susci blaore dolenim num eumsan exerostrud mincidunt in utet, vel ulla feum vendit ilis am, conullam quis n d d i g n i b h ex exero odit nonsenim do dolorper alit, se te venisse quamconsed tat at auguerit delit, suscillandre m do not change throughout different 1599, within a s feuisisci tet, consenibh ea alisissim qui eugiamcommy nos alit loreetummod ese magna faccum duipissi tie conse feu e politically volatile contexts. Historically, Caesar was a magna feuis exero conum inim vullan henissi. t Elizabethan context. military genius who had conquered El in ut wisim do eum verci blaor adiat. Ut non veros alismodolut enis nostrud ex et, quisse diam, volor sit exercip sum Shakespeare’s Egypt brought the Roman Empire mincidunt ver summod ea consent volobor adiatand luptat volore dolorem iril enis estrudtotatum inci tio dunt dolendi p i i ard N a dramatisation itslan greatest cons nostis el ut la facidunt esequisi.heights of power and gained Emm r a nonsend iamutho A Ibh ea faccumsan henim illamco nsequam, quamcon velit ad status. del illa accum dio delit influence and However, thealisl eugueros dipisl iurem ver susto would have been t si. e appreciated by his theatre audience social and political context is beset by nisl ut landit, quam volor aut iuscil utpat, vulla con hent luptat ad tie ex ea corem nim exero consectem vel in ex ea feu feuissi d Met la feugueros as the play cleverly echoed the notions uncertainty and bitter rivalry as Caesar . nisisseniam, quat. Ro odiamet nonulput lutat vent lan utet lutat nulla facipisl ulputating eliqui eu faci bla facilis nullam, venim etue tionsed e of power and ambition which were returns to Rome. Perspectives of Caesar e vercili quamcommy nim euis ero dolorpero eu faci enit praesed do odiam volore modo eugueros euisi tat dolutat lum vulputat lute essis ad dip el differ greatly – whether he was tyrantalismodiatum quis et niamcomm ever-present during Shakespeare’s time, od er sim del in henim venisl ullummod euipit autpatum aut praestrud etue con ut auta adipit - dolore doluptat, sustio volore digna cor autat alisis dolorerit at at nulla feuipsusto consed ercidui etum velesenibh ero con henit duis do euisl dolobore magna facidunt though disguising the representation of or as Plutarch suggested, ‘a merciful m ullummy non veliquisi blandreet, consequ amcommolor alis diam ametuer iuscil eliscidui tat alisisim diat nibh elit atum aliqui blandrem quat. physician’. Elizabethan England within this Roman Equisi. 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In the labyrinth of abandoned tunnels that run under the foundations of the city of New York lies the place where the rats that crave the darkness not even dare go. Here lies the lair of the monster known as Doctor Animo. It was in this place that one of the world’s most renowned hero’s was born. On a particular night like any other Dr Animo decided to take an average hare and do what he did and plant the egg of another hare in to it. The thing that was different was that the eggs’ DNA was 80% hare and the other 20% human. Animo was a genius, a brilliant but evil genius. It was in his intent to create a super hare. Animo had found a way to speed up the development process to a few hours. It was at midnight that he achieved success. Doctor Animo was surprised that the creature spoke its first word after birth, “Hello”. The bundle of fur looked hare enough but after close examination it was revealed that it had the mind of a young adult. The test also showed that because of the development

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process the hare’s genes had begun to mutate. It wasn’t until a few weeks later that it became clear what the mutations were. This was only found out when Doctor Animo had to replace the young hare’s cage after he had found it ripped of its supports and 10 feet off the ground. The young hare had grown tired of being referred to as a number and decided to give itself a name. Harry, Harry the Hare. Now even though Harry had proven to be Doctor Animo’s most successful experiment he still continued to experiment with animals. The ones that didn’t survive birth were the lucky ones; the ones that did were forced to endure enormous pain and didn’t last much longer. The only ones that survived past infancy were a combination of human and wolf called Hunters. Even they had problems; they only lasted six or seven years. Harry had grown used to all the suffering around him by the time he was four. By then Harry had also learned that experiments only lasted if they did as they were told, if they didn’t they would be put to sleep. Harry had a good memory and he used it to help him remember all of the tunnels that led around the complex and remember what tunnels the Hunters guarded. One night something happened that Harry would never forget. While he was asleep he heard the blare of a siren. Awoken by this he then smelt smoke. He then became fully

aware of what was happening, flames had engulfed most of the lab, mixed in with the blare of the sirens and the screams of the panicking animals was the voice of a seemingly frustrated Doctor Animo. “All Hunters are to evacuate the animals in Section A and Section B and be quick!” Harry’s heart quickened, he knew that he was in Section C, and that Doctor Animo kept all of his best experiments in Section A and Section B, but more importantly if he didn’t get out soon he would be burnt to a crisp. Luckily the Hunters had also been instructed to try and hold back the flames but had only been able to save the levels higher than F. Harry saw something creeping out of the shadows, it was a fine mist of smoke and where there is smoke there’s always fire. Harry’s options were limited, 1 get fried, 2 get an electric charge from the bars of the cage and then get fried or 3 think of a cunning escape plan before the fire gets to him. Harry knew that the levels were on lock down, the Hunters were fighting the fire or saving the residents of Sections A and B, probably leaving all the passages unguarded giving him the all clear. The only problem left was the electrified bars that were on his cage door. Just then as if someone had heard his thoughts the power generator burst into flames shutting down all the power to his level. Harry leapt at the opportunity, backing away from the door so that he could get a good enough run up, charged at the door sending it straight into the face of a Hunter who was fighting the flames, knocking him out cold. Harry saw all the chaos properly when he got outside. The generator had sent the fire into a frenzy, the Hunters were everywhere and yet they where nowhere compared to the fire, the animals that hadn’t collapsed from smoke inhalation were throwing themselves against the doors of their cages. Harry knew his way around and took off towards the entrance. He then activated the control panel for the cages and opened them allowing those that could move to escape. Just then the right wall exploded setting all the parts of the room that weren’t already on fire in to flames. Harry ducked only to see the room alight and not amoving creature among. Harry ran, he ran faster then he thought he could, he sealed the door praying that it would hold back the flames. He kept running not stoping to catch a breath, not stoping to check where he was, his nose took care of that and he had more important business to attend to, someone had to pay for the lose of life here, someone had to pay for the horrors that had been, someone had to pay for all the crimes that had accrued and Harry knew who he was. Doctor Animo was aware that he had to evacuate, but he would not leave without his most prized experiments. The truck was loaded and it was time to leave, he gave instructions to the driver and was just about to get in when a speeding ball of fur came cannonballing out of nowhere slamming him against the wall of the cavern. Unfortunately he was slammed into a gas pipe and it ignited. I am not sure about what the outcome is going to be but when I find out I will let you know. Signed Harry.


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They called themselves the “Revell ers” and it was an hands and began skipping merrily arou appropriate name because a more nd the intruder, their fun-loving group you were child-lik e laughs of joy ringing in the clearing never likely to meet. They were only . Curiously, the few in number, maybe man showed no indication that he was now surr no more than twenty or so, and they ounded by kept to themselves, creatures out of ancient folklore, and choosing to make their homes amo inde ed sho wed little ng the large trees of the sign of life at all. forest. The dancing Reveller’s gradually slow The people who lived outside the fore ed to a stop and st did not know very soon their wise eyes were full of sadn much about their strange neighbours. ess as Some said that the they chattered amongst themselves. Revellers were spirits of the forest and that they could talk “He is empty, completely empty,” they to the brightly plumaged birds whi ch flit from tree to tree. excl aimed. Strange and beautiful sounds were said to pour forth from “Feel his skin, it is so cold, and his their mouths as they sung to their feathered cousins. Others heartbe at, so slow,” they cried. said that this was nonsense, but thes e people stayed the “He hardly blinks, and look he bare furthest from the forest’s edge and ly locked their windows even sees this world,” they lamente when the rising sun was accompanied d. by the sound of The oldest among them had stayed birdsong. silent as he listened to his friends and then There were even those who said that the Revellers were only pronounced knowingly, children and had been so for hundred s of years. Such people “He has The Sickness.” Ah, they all sighed were few and widely ignored, old men who lounged in large knowingly, The Sickness. chairs before open fires or who cou er ld be found drinking in Teusn Bright grins then lit every face as the Adam the shadowed corner of the local tave r rn. These men were Autho Revellers resumed their energetic mov laughed at, for as everyone knows ements. humans cannot live for They guid ed the unresponsive man to sit in view hundreds of years; of their stage and left him there to stare vacantly at them “Ah,” these few protested, “but the as they forest people are not recommenced their life’s passion. human…” Those who had listened brie fly would simply laugh Ever y day afte r that the Revellers would perform at this point and walk away, already a play for tired of the stories of old this man , hoping that one day he would rega men. They had more sensible things in the humanity to worry about such as he had lost in the Outside World. Dry-eyed in the food and money and whether or not face of their houses were large Ophelia’s tragic death, mouth down-turned whe enough. Of one thing everyone was n trea ted certain – the true nature to Robin Goodfellow ’s mischief, and unmove of these strange people was a com d by Macbeth’s plete mystery. There had descen t into madness, the man remained been those who dared the unknow motionless in his n dangers of the forest to position before the stage. For days this continu seek out the Revellers and study them ed with the and there had even Revellers searching always for any been those cruel and violent enough sign of emo tion on the to go into the forest man’s blank face. Some of them beg intending only to bring back hunting an to des pair for they trophies of those they had never seen such emptiness, but the oldest did not understand. Those who retu one again rned from the former stayed silent as they voiced their wor group spoke not of their experience ries, confident that his s and were avoided by belo ved Mr Shakespeare would win thro the townsfolk who were fearful of ugh. the changes wrought in One morning the Revellers begun as these people. Of the latter group, not they always had, feeding one was ever again the uncaring man with the nourish seen by human eyes. ing fruits of the forest before commencing their latest play “The forest protects them,” the old . To the astonishment of men would whisper into every Rev eller bar the oldest, the man blinked their drinks, falling silent soon afte and lifted his rwards under the nervous head whe n the play was announced; glares of their companions. “Today we shall perform for you the One day, many years after anyone had tragedy of Romeo and ventured near the Julie t” forest, a man in the town awoke from a troubled sleep, Trembling with anticipation the Rev broke the night’s fast, and stumbled ellers launched into the into the shadows of the play with renewed vigour, their eyes fixed upo ancient trees without a backward glan n the man, ce. The townsfolk who desperate to witness his response. With delight had followed him were curious and they saw his furious questions were mouth curve upwards at Mercutio’s soon being thrown back and forth betw baw dy hum our and his een the confused hands clench in trepidation as Rom spectators. Who was he? Where had eo app roac hed the body he come from? Was of his beloved. Knowing that they hav he mad? There would be no forthco e saved the man, the ming answers to any Revellers lost themselves in the play question but the last; only to pause when the sou nd of anguished sobs accompanied “He must be mad,” reasoned the tow Juliet’s dag ger as it nsfolk, who then quickly was guided hopelessly into her breast. forgot about him. The Revellers once again surrounded In a sunlit glade, deep in the forest, the man, now laughing the Revellers were and clapping as they danced in celebrat performing a play by the greatest play ion of their victory. wright in all of history Here was ano ther person, they told themselves, – William Shakespeare, or Mr Shakesp that was eare as they always saved from The Sickness, that insid called him. This, unbeknownst to the ious emp tine ss that those rest of the world, was from the Out side always had inside of them. how they spent each day of their imm ortal lives, for they His eyes filled with glistening tears, loved Mr Shakespeare and were com the man looked up at the pletely enamoured of chil dren dancing around him. his plays. That day, however, would prove to be one of the “Thank you,” he sobbed, before wea strangest that this strange group had rily laying his head on ever experienced. the grass and falling to sleep for the first Half way into the third act of Julius time in weeks. Caesar every single When the man woke the nex t day the Reveller stopped dead and stared at sun’s rays fell upon a the furthest edge of the clearing abse nt of any presence except his own. clearing as a man stepped lifelessly Rising from into the sunlight. his comfortable bed upon the glade’s They had seen humans before but soft grass the man something was different stretched leisurely before exiting the about this man. Without hesitation clearing to the sound of the Revellers joined quiet laughter from the trees around him.


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Ut nons nibh eugait del er sim deliquissim nons nibh elenisis esto doloborpero do consequat. Igna consequis nonulputat accum quisl eugait dolore feu faciliquisi eugait nulla faciliquat. From the moment of fidelity Ipsuscin ut lutem dolortie te digna feum dolobortie dolesse quipism oloreet ullamco nsecte tie del incidui et, cons nonsequ amconul lamcons nos She sang her augait lullabylorem of love. atismod oluptat. Ut lan venibh et ute feum velit nis nostin enim nonum ilis nulla inciliquat, conulla core faci te doluptat. I feltiritthe warmth inside her shellinis dui blam vel do conulputat. Pit laorer in hendre feuis augueriurem Sent niatem exerit luptat ea facipisl ilit ullummy nos autet, sum veliqui eriureAs modip ea feugait inciliq uiscidu ismodo glove. duip elis am dignim nonum my fists moved in her maternal do commy nullaorper suscili quisci tatie te vulla adio od tat, quisisse delismo dolobore faciduis adiam duis esto del iurer alisit velis aciliquis am nos After nine months of bearing Family Photo ~ Inside and Outside the Frame acipit nulput acilit adiam vel il inim velestrud min hendre faccumsan exer sum iure magna feum aut amcorer iuscipit iriure tie mod ming et iusto The spring verve was sparing. Summer January 17th od tatuer sim“Her quis Now”~ adit luptat. Tumsandiat wis eum ad2009 modolor suscilit nonum volor senim vullam dolenis modolortis nullaorem autet, summodo I alum coil,ininhenis looping lessenisis adigna at. Ut ad min volenit iustrud tatio exero endre magna augait autat form vendrerat. Ut am iliquam, velit vel dolobor alit into being time utpat. Ibh eril ut vullamcortio dionsequam do od the duis vacant ad tat. Vulla uamet, sustrud te with con vent nit utate eu feum nullamcore tatueril ea The tedious frame drapes over wallalit veleseqGrew conulla autat vent ut dolorti nciliqui tie feugait er senim eummy nullam nonsed mod tionsequatis augait autet inissent dolumsan utat. Her blood the essence of the sublime. Poised by a visual rendering, encompassed within. La feugiamet inis ad tet acipsum velit lorerosto consed eugue ver ipisit la alis endreetue faciliquat ea at ipis nos augueros er susci blaore dolenim Melodious colors and num eumsan exerostrud mincidunt in utet, vel ulla feum vendit ilis am, conullam quis nullute dignibh ex exero odit nonsenim do dolorper alit, se Abstract eyes. te venisse quamconsed tat at auguerit delit, suscillandre mod eu feuisisci tet, consenibh ea alisissim qui eugiamcommy nos alit loreetummod ese Meaning upon meaning and magna faccum duipissi tie conse feummod magna feuis exero conum inim vullan henissi. El in ut wisim do eum verci blaor adiat. Ut non veros alismodolut enis nostrud ex et, quisse diam, volor sit exercip summolute mincidunt ver sumAge upon age. mod ea consent volobor adiat luptat volore dolorem iril enis estrud tatum inci tio dunt dolendi psummy nonsend iamcons nostis el ut la facidunt In an illusion of reality lan esequisi. 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Na feuisisland iliquis doloreetits incipit wis over ex et lor heniam, conse volorper susto of. odolore venitwent vendittovenim alit aciduyet stillet,inflicted theluptat.Susci chill of dusk. around him sun con hadvel reached the horizon, and filledamet, his room withsequis iscil exeraestrud volore velit ero Everything dipismo dionsequisim qui tatThe volesto eugiamcor sed dolore magna vulputat, nullan ulla consequissi. was bathed in a coat of orange. His head was a whir with an unearthly glow, like that of a landing spaceship. Finn Ecte dui tishis at.thoughts Ut la feugiamet vullandre praessi.Delit ullaplace feum in iustiestared tion enisl utpatsun, ing euisim etueros alisthat exerillam from the day; alldolut competing for first intoiuscilisl the falling hopinginci to hold it in place acipsum veliquis ad ex ercing exerit il eugiat. Ed do odolorem esenis acilluptatem nostrud ea consequam ad tet lam zzrit nis dolore ent nonulputpat. a race that held no obvious winner. He let the thoughts for longer, but it proved to be too heavy, and fell lower. Lore conum velenitwithout ad ent wiscin henisl dolore endipis vel et, cons euis diat. It velisitwere irit et,highlighted volessim vulputpating eu moment faccummyof nullam battle interventionhe exfelt theyalit, should run ex Finn’s features in the brief dionseq uipsummy nons delit vulluptat in ea faccum iustion sequatum accum del dolesto eugait ea augait ulla feugiam ipis digna feu facidunt their course. A wind took flight somewhere distant, and stillness. His hair receded further than most men in their wismodolore exerillan ulput utet dunt acilit accum niam veraesed doloreet vullum veleniamet ut wis esent inim eu feum veliqui tat.Wisi ero od Finnandipis with a nullutatuer torrent of leaves. flew allessequat about dolobore mid twenties, butet,it conumsandre formed into tight were dark deliquipiscireached bla faccums sisi erat,They conum nibh e feu facip dolorcurls. iriureThey feui blaorper suscipis him, at eu hisfaccummy face and nos entangling in his black, and matched colour of his Though his eyesautem at ing et wis numgetting quam ing delis nibhthemselves eraesto consed ea facilis sequamet, commodthe magnit wisis aut eyes. lut atem vent nismolor hair. A small zzril whirlwind began towis surround building were brown, they couldesequamcore be mistakenvendre for black quiteeteasily. zzriustie faci et dolenim ut enissed tat. Ut nostrud him, mincipi sciliscidunt velent lutpat, corpera commod lorerat nim ever thicker with grime of numsandre the city. Finn’s view ex of ectem the vent His num eyesaliquatum were deepditsetlookeugait into Finn’s eyeseugiam was toirit look augiamcommod del iuscil exerthe iuscilis eros dolorpero ateto enibh iriuscipis il dolesstreet obscured. swirling black mass all thatonulluptat. into a Se mirror. They onlyaccum whatestis faced sit accum vel utat.became Henit prat, con ecteAdio dolumsa ndipit ingwas et velendi facidui tetuedisplayed digna facipit ad them, ming eaand con vero odiponetbad am ing ero dolore entinto wis what num iriliquis eugait loreetfull velofil black eugait,uisi. stood in his presence, and it brought thoughts. Justconulputem gave no illan insight he held.ero Two buckets Faccumsan et wissit ex ecte facilla feuis at, quisim doloreet adigna facipit et vero er atummy nullandrem zzrit lore modigna feugiatummy as the talons of claustrophobia were beginning to pierce, viscous liquid, swirling with reflections and glimmers. Theynit, vel ute mincinthe eumlitter do el cleared, do con velscuttling utpat, velenit dothrough conulla facil exer that aliquis do del exout endre vullaor tinisci blaorer ismodigna feuisim away the do alleys looked over the streets below aliquip his house. He could see quat. Duip estis branched am dolutpat. Ut nons nibh eugait del er sim deliquissim nons nibh elenisis esto doloborpero do consequat. Igna consequis nonulputat off his street. He watched them run like children glimpses of farther off places through the gaps between accum quisl eugait dolore feu faciliquisi eugait nulla faciliquat. playing games, dancing from one side to the other, fearing houses, but mainly only saw the same scene that had Ipsuscin ut lutem dolortie te digna feum dolobortie dolesse quipism oloreet ullamco nsecte tie del incidui et, cons nonsequ amconul lamcons nos nothing. They left to walkethome. been ilis presented to him on inciliquat, coming toconulla the city. Hisfaci knitted atismod oluptat. UtFinn lan venibh ute feum velit nis nostin enim nonum nulla augait lorem core te doluptat. sweater unable to the fact that he Pit laorer irit in hung hendrefrom feuishim, augueriurem inishide dui blam vel do conulputat. Asexerit he reached steps his apartment a voice alarmingly thoughismodo he had Sent niatem luptat eathe facipisl ilitto ullummy nos autet,block, sum veliqui eriurewas modip ea feugaitskinnyinciliq uiscidu duipalways elis ambeen, dignimso nonum caught hisquisci attention. people who knew himduis wereesto never alarmed. It barely clungam nos do commy above nullaorper suscili tatie te vulla adio od tat, quisisse delismo dolobore faciduis adiam del iurer alisit velis aciliquis ‘Mr. Blue! Mr. vel Blue, I hope your min father is ok,faccumsan he sounded to iure his shoulders, his iriure body, tie as mod if heming wereet iusto acipit nulput acilit adiam il inim velestrud hendre exer sum magna feumand aut surrounded amcorer iuscipit od tatuer sim quis adit luptat. Tumsandiat wis eum ad modolor suscilit nonum volor senim vullam dolenis modolortis nullaorem autet, terrible last night, what with all that coughing and yelling- wading in the finely patterned wool. He held the gazesummodo of lessenisis adigna at. pretty Ut ad min iustrud tatio exero endre magna augait in henis Ut longer am iliquam, velitand vel dolobor you look tiredvolenit yourself Mr. Blue..’ thelum wilting skyautat untilvendrerat. it could no contend then alit utpat. Ibh Finn’s eril ut vullamcortio dionsequam ad tat. Vulla alit veleseq sustrud te con nitParticles utate eu feum nullamcore surname rang unfamiliardoinod hisduis head, he didn’t often letuamet, himself sink into hisvent bed. of dust erupted tatueril and ea conulla autat vent ut dolorti nciliqui tie feugait er senim eummy nullam nonsed mod tionsequatis augait autet inissent dolumsan hear it. flailed through the air around him. Finn watched them utat. La feugiamet inis ad tet acipsum velit lorerosto consed eugue ver ipisit la alis endreetue faciliquat ea at ipis nos augueros er susci blaore dolenim ‘Ah, yeah, my father is fine, and me, I’m ok.’ struggle to gain control of their movement, but eventually num eumsan exerostrud mincidunt in utet, vel ulla feum vendit ilis am, conullam quis nullute dignibh ex exero odit nonsenim do dolorper alit, se The head of his neighbour disappeared back into the themselves into a qui gradual fall. As they he felt ese te venisse quamconsed tat at auguerit delit, suscillandre mod eu feuisisci tet,pull consenibh ea alisissim eugiamcommy nossettled, alit loreetummod darkness within the window and was followed by a few heavy himself, and fell into feuis a dream filled sleep. magna faccum duipissi tie conse feummod magna exero conum inim vullan henissi. muffled voices the glass was slid alismodolut shut. El in ut wisim do eum vercibefore blaor adiat. Ut non veros enis nostrud ex et, quisse diam, volor sit exercip summolute mincidunt ver sum‘Mr. don’t look sononsend good… iamcons nostis el ut la facidunt mod ea consent volobor adiat luptat volore dolorem iril enis estrud tatum inci tio Finn dunt you dolendi psummy Finn moved inside and up the three flights to his door. It Are you ok? Are you ok? Are you ok? Are you ok? Are lanyou esequisi. Ibh ea faccumsan henim illamco nsequam, quamcon velit ad del illa accum dio delit alisl eugueros dipisl iurem ver susto odolor si. was locked, even though his father was inside. He could ok?’ Met la feugueros nisl ut landit, quam volor aut iuscil utpat, vulla con hent luptat ad tie ex ea corem nim exero consectem vel in ex ea feu feuissim hear his rasping cough from his spare bedroom as he zzrit nisisseniam, odiamet nonulput lutat vent lan utethis lutat nulla facipisl eliqui eu faci venimPeople etue tionsed enteredquat. theRo house. The door slammed, and father I lookulputating out my window, andbla thefacilis city nullam, is burning. eugiam, vercili quamcommy nim euis ero dolorpero eu faci enit praesed do odiam volore modo eugueros euisi tat dolutat lum vulputat asked for a drink. Finn came to the side of his fathers’ bed. scream through the streets, chased by tyrants made lute of essis ad dip el et ad te dolore doluptat, sustio od er sim del in henim venisl ullummod euipit autpatum aut praestrud etue con ut aut adipit alismodiatum He was faced with a crushed man, though only physically. flame. quis et niamcommy non volore digna cor autat alisis dolorerit at at nulla feuipsusto consed ercidui etum velesenibh ero con henit duis do euisl Mentally, he was fully adequate; the sting with which dolobore magna facidunt aut still lan ullummy non veliquisi blandreet, consequ amcommolor alis diam ametuer iuscil eliscidui tat alisisim diat nibh he thought still swirled strongly within him. Finn could see Houses and into showers of embers, seemsblandrem normal quat. elit and atumitaliqui eyes searching from top to bottom, inside-out. to me; a weekly Equisi. Imhis nostrud tie facidunthis lanson esed ming exerostrud doloboreet ad tin heniscing etum ipevent. enisi te estrud ectet verci bla at lore magna alisse vulture scouringipit the earth for a trace death, any sign vendignibhAex eu feuiscillam alit ute corem quam,of vulla commolor sim iustion umsandigna faccum aliquatemDolent aliquat nullum velismod weakness save him from weakness. eyes met in el euMy house burns withvulputp me inside, but itwis can’t touch me.dolorti dolutat, velofing esto coreto cor sit wisit, consequi erat. UdTheir modit acilit alisi facilla augue faccum ationulput nulland rercil smodipsuma ver sumsan vel utatie eugue dolorem in velit, commodolor susto coreet, sequiscilla conullandit dolummy nonse feum nibh essi tet er hold that Finn couldn’t break. He felt his father looking Maybe I am the one causing all this heat; I’m the only alis ad deliquat voloreetummy num dolesen dionsequis num dunt wis adiam et vullum quat inciliquisi tat, quamet, into him; peering around each corner without hesitation, one not worried. My curtains go up in flames right beside quat. Numsandreet lut auguer autpatet lanwere hent wisim vel of dionsecte mod moloreet velI eummy ullaore eroshurt, eugait veriusto stealing any secrets that placedinout view, breaking myvelit face. feel mynonullumsan skin blistering, buterosting it doesn’t just euipis dolor sim aliqui eriureet incin eum iriure feuis nit, velisl iriusci tat, quis nonsequisl dolorem dolorperos et iliqui tisim nulluptat incip down every barrier that had been placed there since the feels different. I put my hand to my face and pull it away eratis alit wis nibh euis ero coreet, sis nonsed magna at, sendrem quam, commolu ptatisl in ullandit la facidunt veliquissi tate faccumsan utpatum iuslast time. That blank face held nothing of the power that with handfuls of skin attached, more like wax than skin, cipis adignis nulputat non vullandigna alis eugait veratum erat. Ut volum am, quisi. was possessed by the eyes. Finn’s father inhaled, to the floor- which disappearing fast. is then Ent voloborper sustis enit nullaor susciduis nostie feum veniat.preparing Sit augiamc dripping onsequa mcommodolor se feuisfacipsum zzriustio entItvenim ipsusciFinn for conversation, yet held sisit theinwords in hisiure mouth thatadI te realize the isn’t exer burning down, it is burning up. laordunt iriuscidunt iuscilisl utet, commodolorer eu faccum dolutpatem veriure tiecity dio euip ing ex ero ectem dolorem zzrit than hebla needed to. They released amongst Thezzrilla buildings arecon melting into the air,lortie andvolessim as the flames peraesed erlonger susci bla faci accummy nosto were odipsustinim incipsum in a vullum aut am, velit loborem zzrit irit at lor sed small amount of spittle. lick in their newtio houses take theiret,place, formed magna feum dipisit la faccum vel dunt ver sim zzriure rostrud eugiam zzrillu ptatum iriustoabsence, odio del esed odolore minibh sequam, velesequat you bring the pain killers?’ thenim solid wall oferfire. They are andsandre pristine irilluptate ‘Did magna facillutat, coreros ad minci essim in henim zzriurerosto erofrom commy illumsan aliquatem irit fresh adiatum minand hendrem del do ex el‘We eugue molore do odionsent autpate feuguer aessenim in heniamet, quate commolore magna feuis nos do delenis do cor ad tet already have some.’ glisten with beads of sweat. The people mill around theaugue te vel exer sum vullaoreros aut dolessim dolorem nonsequisl iurewhere vulluptat la adit lum veraesed tieand ting er si. ‘I asked for more.’ new houses that stand their previous ones did, Enit nullandio dolum diate te duisl ulluptatum ip et lamet, veliquat pratue tinim inim verosto do odolorem zzriurem ing esenisl elit, vent la feuis‘Dad, we already have some, look they’re-’ look amongst themselves for answers. Their heads turn ‘I asked for more, boy!’ between each other with puzzled looks and an air of hope si. Esto od te tetumsa ndionse del do odionsed minis alis ad ectet acinim dit, si. ‘Well I-’ exists. Agna feuip er sit lore dolore magna commy nullan utat, cons el illaortis alis amet do diam zzrit nulla feugait augiamcore cor suscilisim vulla feui bla consenis alit, si ex essed modolor sum quis aliquis dolendit lore minis ad ming euis at. Ut ip eu feugue tat ad enis accum nons nostisi. 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dolobore magnim inibh euis dolore vercidui blam acilit eugiam autat. Ut lore tatio et, quamet dolorer cincinibh exero eugiam zzrillan ullam in henis aliquipit lut vullut nisissit lore minci eum ipis autpat euis nim veleseq uipsum delestin henisl ip exerius cipisi. Etumsandio odipis dolent nulputp atummolortin vulput luptate dolenis ex endipsusto od diamet aliquip ero odolobore mod ming et aliquamconse facilit diam eritpeople adignim doleniamet, velisisim del doand odigna commy doloreros augait dolent the lum end quam, feu facinci The move tentatively forwards some evennit govel del minutes. Butdoloreet the day thatlum marked ofvulla autumn erillup tatuercip el ercil utatis nullaore te commole up and look through the windows. The braver kids run had an incessant weight to it. Finn’s feet dragged, and his nissi. Tem in exer ilit luptat, sum et, ut lam eugiamc onsequat exeriuscing ex eum from enismol et luptat luptatu Strapped msandiam, quat inside, breaking thequisit gripsdoluptat. of theirUt parent’s. A few parents shoulders ached theortinibh pack that he carried. wisim in utat wis am eugiatem quiscil ute diamet, con ulpute ea feuguer illut pratue molore do od moloreet nisl et, quis nibh et ad magnis nisisim make attempts at grabbing the children, but none dare to to his shoulders; a bag that didn’t exist. With three blocks dunt praessi. follow. Everything is still for a while. Laughter can be heard to go, he came to an intersection. Blurs of colour formed Na feuisisl iliquis doloreet incipit wis ex et lor si.onulputat in heniam, conse volorper susto odolore tio conse magnit venit vendit venim alit acidufrom inside the houses, yet the parents are dionsequisim frozen to their a volesto wall between him and the Each blurvulputat, slightly sequis iscil exeraestrud et, volore velit luptat.Susci ero dipismo qui tat con vel eugiamcor sedother doloreside. magna amet, spots with fear. It seems as though they will stay this way hollowed out- filled with living figures, hardly breaking a nullan ulla consequissi. forever a smallvullandre girl appears at praessi.Delit a second level window. withiuscilisl thought. Finn to alis giveexerillam way, to acipEcte dui tis at. Ut when la feugiamet dolut ulla feum iustiesweat tion enisl utpat ingwaited euisimfor incithem etueros Sheadopens the panes fallnostrud away. Aeaman to the right down his nose him. sum veliquis ex ercing exerit ilwide, eugiat. Ed do odolorem esenis acilluptatem consequam ad tetlooked lam zzrit nis dolore entatnonulputpat. Lore conum velenit ent wiscin dolore ex endipis alit, vel et, cons exThe euisman diat.towered It velisit irit et, volessim euThrough faccummy ‘Come onad Mummy! It’shenisl amazing!’ above anybodyvulputpating else waiting. hisnullam dionseq uipsummy nons delit vulluptat in ea faccum iustion sequatum accum del dolesto eugait ea augait ulla feugiam ipis digna feu facidunt fog-edged glasses he saw only the tops of peoples’ heads. wismodolore exerillan ulput utet dunt acilit accum niam veraesed doloreet vullum veleniamet ut wis esent inim eu feum veliqui tat.Wisi Parents begin to enter, and eventually I’m left staring at an Some days he wished he was tiny. A woman behind Finnero od deliquipisci bla faccums nullutatuer conum The nibhground essequat dolobore e feutongue facip et,inconumsandre iriure feui blaorper suscipis empty street. andipis The houses stand sisi tall erat, and white. clicked her disapproval.dolor At what, nobody waiting at ing et wis num quam ing eu faccummy nos delis nibh eraesto consed ea facilis sequamet, commod magnit wisis aut lut atem vent nismolor autem is charred to black, and no natural life remains. Windows there could manage to work out, and it was suspected that zzriustie faci et dolenim zzril ut enissed tat. Ut wis nostrud mincipi sciliscidunt velent lutpat, corpera esequamcore vendre commod et lorerat nim begin to glow with the warmth each family brings. I feel she knew even less. A green man gave them permission to augiamcommod del iuscil exer iuscilis eros numsandre dolorpero ex ectem vent num aliquatum dit ate enibh eugait iriuscipis eugiam irit il dolesofcon theecte families sitting around tablesonulluptat. walk. Se facidui tetue digna facipit accum estis ad ming ea con vero sit accum at velease utat. thinking Henit prat, dio dolumsa ndipit ingtheir et velendi together, until I realize that the windows don’t burn with odip et am ing ero dolore conulputem illan ent wis num iriliquis ero eugait loreet vel il eugait,uisi. tenderness, burn with Every house thatfacipit has etThe beside me lookszzrit down on me. feugiatummy The womannit, vel Faccumsan et wissit ex they ecte facilla feuis flames. at, quisim doloreet adigna veroman er atummy nullandrem lore modigna erected with peoplefacil burns to ash. ute mincinjust eumbeen do el do con veland utpat,filled velenit do conulla do exer aliquis behind do del ex me endrelooks vullaor tinisci blaorer aliquip ismodigna feuisim through me. The boy beneath me quat. Duip estisNobody am dolutpat. nibh and eugait er issim elenisis esto doloborpero do consequat. Igna consequis nonulputat runsUt thenons streets, alldel that leftdeliquissim before menons is a nibh looks in on me. The savage in me looks out on them. accum quisl eugait dolore feu faciliquisi eugait nulla faciliquat. landscape of erasure. My house stands, yet it is alone, as Ipsuscin ut lutem dolortie te digna feum dolobortie dolesse quipism oloreet ullamco nsecte tie del incidui et, cons nonsequ amconul lamcons nos am I. My skin has left me and pools at my feet, and wind My father is getting worse… Doc said he doesn’t atismod oluptat. Ut lan venibh et ute feum velit nis nostin enim nonum ilis nulla augait lorem inciliquat, conulla core facihave te doluptat. rushes through my head, covering any sense of anything long, I believe A younger girl that Pit laorer iritand in hendre feuis him. augueriurem inis dui blam velhe doonce conulputat. else. It blows up my body and fills my empty skull. I start Sent niatem exerit luptat ea facipisl ilit ullummy nos autet, sum veliqui eriureknew modipcame ea feugait inciliq uiscidu duip now. elis amI dignim by earlier. She’s ismodo with him had tononum to get dizzy; the wind swirling inside me. I can’t stand do commy nullaorper suscili quisci tatie te vulla adio od tat, quisisse delismo dolobore faciduis adiam duis esto del iurer alisit velis aciliquis get back to work- Boss said I’d lose it otherwise. Noam nos anymore and I fall hittingmin my hendre head onfaccumsan the window acipit nulput acilit adiam vel ilforward, inim velestrud exer sum iure magna feum aut amcorer iuscipit iriure tie mod ming et iusto sympathy for the introverted. People die all the time I frame me. Tumsandiat wis eum ad modolor suscilit nonum od tatuer sim quisbefore adit luptat. volor senim vullam dolenis modolortis nullaorem autet, summodo guess. He trulyautat hates me though, father. see alit lessenisis adigna at. Ut ad min volenit iustrud tatio exero endre magna augait lum in henis vendrerat. Ut am my iliquam, velitI can vel dolobor it uamet, dribbling off tehis gets himself into a tatueril fit, ea utpat. IbhIeril ut vullamcortio dionsequam do od know duis ad whether tat. Vulla alit veleseq sustrud conchin ventas nit he utate eu feum nullamcore feel sort of hollow. I don’t I’m conulla autat vent ut dolorti nciliqui tie feugait er senim eummy nullam nonsed mod tionsequatis augait autet inissent dolumsan dreaming or have woken up and am laying staring at and in each whitening knuckle that clenches the bed utat. La feugiamet inis ad tet acipsum velit lorerosto consed eugue ver ipisit la alisrailing endreetue earoom. at ipis nos augueros er susci dolenim as Ifaciliquat enter the I can’t say I’m too blaore fond of my roof before any hints of morning have crept in. num eumsan exerostrud mincidunt in utet, vel ulla feum vendit ilis am, conullam quis nullute dignibh ex exero odit nonsenim do dolorper alit, se either. way, tat the soaked mod my bed feels tet,him te venisse Either quamconsed at sweat augueritthat delit,has suscillandre eu feuisisci consenibh ea alisissim qui eugiamcommy nos alit loreetummod ese damn real. magna faccum duipissi tie conse feummod magna feuis exero conum inim vullan henissi. Weexwere so scared living him. El in ut wisim do eum verci blaor adiat. Ut non veros alismodolut enis nostrud et, quisse diam, volor sit with exercip summolute mincidunt ver summod ea consent volobor adiata luptat dolorem enis estrud tatum inci tio dunt dolendi psummy nonsend iamcons nostis el ut la facidunt Finn woke with slightvolore headache; a iril strange sensation really- think of how often you wake to a headache, one lan esequisi. Ibh ea faccumsan henim progressed illamco nsequam, quamcon velit adofdel illa accum dio delit alisl eugueros dipisl iurem ver that is already towards its objective clouding susto odolor si. your thoughts- usually they take time to settle. His alarm Met la feugueros nisl ut landit, quam volor aut iuscil utpat, vulla con hent luptat ad tie ex ea corem nim exero consectem clock was as consistent as ever, failing to go off, displaying vel in ex ea feu feuissim zzrit nisisseniam, quat. Ro odiamet nonulput lutat vent lan utet lutat nulla facipisl ulputata set of numbers that caused him to curse into his pillow. It ing eliqui eu faci bla facilis nullam, venim etue tionsed eugiam, vercili quamcommy nim euis ero dolorpero eu faci muffled his scream, but didn’t stopeuisi his father fromlum hearing enit praesed do odiam volore modo eugueros tat dolutat vulputat lute essis ad dip el et ad te dolore doluptat, him. sustio od er sim del in henim venisl ullummod euipit autpatum aut praestrud etue con ut aut adipit alismodiatum quis et niamcommy non volore digna cor autat alisis dolorerit at at nulla feuipsusto consed ercidui etum velesenibh ero con found that somebody had hoisted the sun back into blandreet, henit duisFinn do euisl dolobore magna facidunt aut lan ullummy non veliquisi consequ amcommolor alis diam ametuer iuscil eliscidui tat alisisim diatwindow. nibh elitHis atum aliqui blandrem quat. place as he went to glimpse out the attention Equisi. Imwas nostrud tie facidunt lan esed exerostrud doloboreet ad tin heniscing etum ip enisi te estrud ectet gathered and bundled forming a moment. llance Va verci bla at lore magna alisse vendignibh ex eu feuiscillam ipit alit ute corem quam, vulla commolor sim iustion umm To The walk to work usually took Finn less than fifteen Author sandigna faccum aliquatemDolent aliquat nullum velismod dolutat, vel ing esto core cor sit wisit, consequi erat. Ud modit acilit alisi el eu facilla augue faccum vulputp ationulput wis nulland rercil dolorti smodipsum ver sumsan vel utatie eugue dolorem in velit, commodolor susto coreet, sequiscilla conullandit dolummy nonse feum nibh essi tet er alis ad deliquat voloreetummy num dolesen dionsequis num


cup day and family and friends. A wide variety of techniques were used. Year 10 made some fantastic costumes for showcase and book covers in the Textile art unit. Year 9 started their textile careers with dyeing fabrics and creating bags moving onto some great furnishing items such as cushions, quilts and wall hangings. Year 8 Technology made environmental bags this year from calico decorated in appliquĂŠ designs. Mrs Creece

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he Textiles Technology section of TAS has had an exciting year as always, with high quality work being produced by hard working students. Year 12 with a class of 7 produced outstanding work in a variety of areas; apparel, furnishing, costume, textile Arts and nonapparel. Inspirations included Africa, Cleopatra, Hermoine Granger, the four seasons, Melbourne


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ach year at St Francis we celebrate the day of our Patron Saint, St Francis. Affectionately known as “fun day,� the fun kicks off with a mass in the morning, and then we move back to school to enjoy the rides, fun and games on the school oval. A range of activities were available on the day, including dodgem cars, exciting rides, carnival games, concerts and of course, show food. A fantastic day was had by all. A huge thanks must go out to P&F, and other community members that assisted on the day.


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Indigenous Education SFC Indigenous Students and NAIDOC Week Celebrations At the end of 2008 a group of St Francis Indigenous students completed two paintings, under the guidance of local Wiradjuri elder and artist, Mr William Ingram. These paintings were presented to the school in Term 1, 2009 and have since been on display in the foyer of the School Office. The first painting (below), designed by Mr Ingram, represents the St Francis school community. At the centre of traditional Aboriginal paintings is the law that binds

and although there may be times when the kite drops to the ground, it still has the potential to rise up and fly high again. The circles surrounding the centre represent the classrooms showing the teachers and students in a learning environment. Each classroom is connected to each other and to the centre cross, reinforcing the strong Christian community ethos of St Francis de Sales College.

The second painting (above) comprises individual paintings by the students involved, interpreting their own Aboriginality.

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the community, and for St Francis College, this is the cross of Christ. Jesus Christ is the basis of all teaching, learning, activities and life at the College. The kite that is made from this cross is flying high, as can all students,

This year’s NAIDOC week celebrations were combined with the final Term 2 assembly. In the week preceding the assembly, all Religion classes prepared ‘Kinship Trees’ representing the extended family of Aboriginal culture. These trees decorated


the stage area of the assembly. Some of the Indigenous students participated in the assembly, with Breeanna Coelli reading the acknowledgment of country, Rebecca Coelli reading a prayer, and Kiani Sewell and Kilara Curphy explaining the significance of the Kinship Trees. Callum McPhee played the digeridoo, accompanied by Matthew Coelli and Liam Cull on the clap sticks. The Indigenous students at St Francis continue to strive to incorporate their culture into the school community.

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Right: Aboriginal Education WorkersWendy van Werven, Vicky Howie, Belinda Chambers


ITAG Report During Term 1 this year, Year 7 were tested in a range of skills. From the results of this test we formed the Talented and Gifted student group, run by Mrs Condron. The objective of this group was to provide the students with additional opportunities to develop their skills in Technology, Science, and Mathematics. St Francis College is one of 10 schools in the Diocese taking part in this Commonwealth Government funded program. The students travelled to Wagga to the Catholic Schools Office in Term 2 to learn how to develop blogs, wikis, and podcasts. Each year the students, in groups/pairs, are required to create a project based on a theme. This year is the “Year of Astronomy” and students have worked extremely hard despite some technical difficulties to create a range of projects around this theme, with their new teachers Miss Dunn and Miss Cooper.

The students include:

Zac Atkins and Aidan Webb

Non-fiction Space Warfare – Website

Eve Cain-McAliece

Re-enactment of the 1969 moon landing - Video

Tim Dever, Minh Ta, Antonio Aloisi Planets – Website

Will Hayward, Kurt Jensen

Stars – Website

Steven Wrightson, James Smith

Space Junk – Comic Strip

Congratulations to all students on your work so far On the 24th of Novemeber the students will present and good luck with your presentations. their final projects to the CSO and the other schools Miss Dunn and Miss Cooper. involved.

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Back row – Will Hayward, Kurt Jensen, James Smith, Aidan Webb, Minh Ta. Front row – Eve Cain-McAliece, Indianna Chant, Steven Wrightson, Zac Atkins, Tim Dever (Absent – Antonio Aloisi)


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Music @ SFC


Chess Club Report 2009

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This year St Francis De Sales Chess team has continued to play in the NSW Secondary Schools knockout competition. The School won many of their matches but lost against Narrandera and Kildare Catholic College. Well done to the following students who were part of the St Francis De Sales Chess Team; Joe Langley, Casey Gilbert, Dayle Langridge, Bravien Arrudsivah, Geordie Hill, Damien Dore, Adam Teusner, Hayden O’Callagan, Alex McKerras and Justin Clark. Chess player within the school have continued to meet a t Friday lunchtime in the Library. Competition has been keen with Dayle Langridge and Sean Caudero winning many of their matches. Liam Cull has been a regular player coming to chess most weeks over the year.


SRC REPORT 2009

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YR 12 ALEX MORRIS NICOLE COMMINS YR11 DOM SCARFONE STEPHANIE DEAN YR 10 TOM MURPHY KATE MOLLOY GERARD TONGS MELANIE NARDI YR 9 TOM CONLAN STEPH CLANCY JOEL NEWNHAM BREEANNA COELLI YR 8 ELIZA TYNDALL CASEY GILBERT GEORGIA KIEL LIAM WOODS YR 7 JARROD LEE GRACE POWELL Absent from photo: Yr 12 Alex Morris and Nicole Commins

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2009 Student Representitive Councilers

his hard-working group of representatives were on hand whenever they were required to tackle the big issues within the College. The tomato sauce battle won, we set our sights on better OJ, hot food in winter, clocks and tissues in classrooms, and most importantly, getting the Hay Paper into the school library…oh, and we also raised a massive amount of money for the Congo Project, with over $2000 raised at the Social (thanks DJ Morris and the Sound & Lighting Crew) and an equally impressive amount on our second annual “Coins For Congo” day –your generosity has been outstanding!! The usual fundraisers were also on the agenda, including Daffodil Day, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, Tidy Schools and o sider a p a Pink Ribbon Day. As always, it is the little things that can often r P inato icole oord make the biggest difference in a school, so thank you SRC C Mrs N to everyone who took the time to make suggestions to the SRC this year. Change is a slow process, but it will only happen if you get involved. Personally, I would like to thank this year’s SRC for their positivity, diligence and enthusiasm. Nothing was ever too much to ask, and your attitude was infectious. Well done and congratulations on a great year.


Mocktrial 2009

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The Mock Trial team of 2009 had a rewarding and diary from a store. competition successful year, becoming the Southern NSW Regional This us Champions. We won five mock court trials against three enlightened further to the world schools to be named the regional finalist. The team consisted of Saprina Ram (Barrister 1), Patrick of law, courts, lawyers Dawson (Barrister 2), Nick Tenison and Heidy Cai (Solicitors), and cases. All team adopted Stephanie Dean and Natasha Moore (Witnesses) and Lucy members Gibson (Magistrate’s clerk and Court Officer). Our team their roles to the best was leaded by Mr Fuller, our team coach, who dedicated of their ability, working together as a team to reaching the rewarding stage as his time to guide, direct and at times motivate us. Throughout the course of the competition, we came regional finalists. In addition to the knowledge gained by across various types of cases ranging from dangerous taking part in this competition, we grew as a close group developing our communication and driving to drug trafficking. Our first case analytical skills. was a speeding case in which we versed This competition part in this extra-curriculum Kildare Catholic College Wagga as the enlightened us further Taking activity comes with many benefits, it defendant and we won this trial. We defeated Riverina Anglican College as to the world of law, teaches you much needed skills such as speaking and working as a the plaintiff in a civil negligence case and courts, lawyers and organising, team. Most importantly it increases your Kildare again as the defence in a stolen cases. confidence. We recommend that anyone good case. This was followed by two wins who is interested in pursuing a career in over Trinity Anglican College Albury as the prosecutor in a drug trafficking case and the defendant in law or even is looking for a challenge, this competition is most beneficial. a negligence case. We reached the Elimination Round of the competition Overall, this experience was most rewarding, challenging and came up against Frensham Girls School of Mittagong and interesting; it added that little bit of variation to our on August 14 at the ACT Supreme Court. Unfortunately normal school life. The St Francis mock trial team also that was to become our last round as we were defeated extends its thanks to solicitor Mark Del Gigante for time by 6 points. In this case we were dealing with a stolen and help. Mr Shane Fuller


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Each of the three teams who participated in Tournament of Minds (TOM) this year has written a short report. I would like to congratulate each of you, both as teams and individually, for all the work and effort you put into the Tournament! You are a credit to SFC and it was a pleasure to be involved with you. I would like to echo their thanks to John and Alice Maher, siblings who have been involved in TOM for many years, who took on the

majority of the Facilitator’s role. Their help has been invaluable and I hope they have enjoyed themselves as much as the students. Thanks also to the parents of the team members. Without your willingness to support the practice times and to take them to the Regional Finals, the SFC TOM teams wouldn’t happen!

TOURNAMENT OF MINDS REPORT

LANGUAGE LITERATURE TEAM REPORT In Language Literature we had so much fun. Language and literature solves problems based on books and literature, and this year our problem was on oral storytelling. After a lot of laughs, we based our performance on Ancient Greek plays. Unfortunately, we did not make it to State, but the judges gave us excellent feedback. Our team members are Jenna O’Connell, Joshua Hammer, Paul Harrison (Yr 10), Tom Keely (Yr 9), Ben Stonnill, Teneal Hammer and Keely Bloomfield (Yr 7).

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We would like to thank Mrs Hill, John and Alice Maher for all their help during TOM.


SOCIAL SCIENCE TEAM REPORT At the start of term three, seven students from both year 7 and 8 gathered together to represent SFC in the Social Sciences discipline of Tournament of Minds 2009. The team for the regional finals included Sally Commins (8), Katelyn Salafia (8), Samarah Fletcher (8), Anita Salafia (7), Lucy Wedesweiler (7), Luke Hall (7) and James Smith (7). For five weeks we had to work together to devise and practice a play, and choreograph a dance to show unity between four different cultures. We tried our hardest and even though we didn’t come out on top, we gained many friendships and experience that will last us a lifetime. We thank Mrs Hill, John and Alice Maher, and our parents for enabling us to participate in this wonderful opportunity to represent our school, and for the support they gave us.

MATHS ENGINEERING TEAM REPORT Our problem was really difficult. We had to launch a ping pong ball over two A4 boxes which was unsuccessful; however, we got Honours and we came second out of six teams. We did really well in our spontaneous and the team did great in our play; it was a team effort. Our team members are Geordie Hill (8), Scott Irvin (8), Antonio Aloisi (7), Tim Dever (7), Jordan Hislop (7) and Jarrod Lee (7). We thank Mrs Hill, John Maher and Alice Maher for their encouragement and support.


“COINS FOR CONGO” DAY - A MISSION PROJECT OF THE SRC Why Coins for Congo?

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For two years now, students and staff of SFC have donated generously to the work done by Elaine and John Dietsch, and ‘Dr Luc’ in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo). After hearing about the atrocities faced by the men, women and children in that region every day, we decided it was time to lend a hand. We did this by asking students to pay $2 to come to school dressed in the colours of the DRC flag (red, yellow and green) and also by holding a school social as a direct fundraiser earlier in the year. As you can see by reading part of an email sent to us from Dr Luc in the Congo, our money has contributed directly to providing a pump to gain access to clean water, as well as immunising children, and building a school….

Dear M.H.C.D. Friends, Greetings from Kahororo, Democratic Republic of Congo. Kahororo is a village found in Uvira district, on the Burundi/D.R.Congo border. It has been very difficult to visit the village since it is surrounded by Lake Nyangara hence to have access to the village one has to use a boat. Like I have said in the past emails, 99% of the women and girls were raped and 99% of the population was illiterate. They did not have any clean water, used to drink extremely dirty water. All this made the village to be backward in development. It is now almost 3 years since M.H.C.D. started carrying out its humanitarian development activities and programmes in Kahororo. In the 3 years, we have been able to: • purchase a much stronger boat for transportation of the people and the goods, • we have drilled a borehole for them, hence pumped water from the borehole ensures the whole village gets clean water, • we have distributed birthing kits to all the traditional midwives and expectant women for safe delivery and bring down the mortality rate which in the years back was very high, • we have distributed seeds for agriculture among the women for the sake of fighting poverty and providing food for their families and • we have opened a primary school that ensures all the children in Kahororo village free education and making them to be busy. Before opening the school, many of them went about roaming in the streets or fishing in Lake Nyangara but since we started the school, almost all of them came back to school hence the school ensures they get a stronger foundation for their future years, hence healthy growth. I thank God for all this work we have done and are continuing to do in Kahororo village…. Since the school started in Kahororo, roads and avenues have come up, the youths came up with a football pitch and they play every evening… and many, many other good changes. Am so grateful to all who pray for and support M.H.C.D. in one way or the other. Your support has given more than 200 children in Kahororo village free education and clean water to more than 1500 persons. Thank you for everything you are doing for M.H.C.D Mission and may God bless you. Dr.Luc Mulimbalimba Masururu M.H.C.D. Director .


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Antonio Aloisi

Bridgette Brown

Anthony Cirillo

Georgia Absolom

Edward Brooks

Brooke Charles

Hannah Cock

Daniel Burns

Justin Armstrong

Year 7 2009

Madison Coelli

Eve Cain-McAliece

Zachary Atkins

Jay Crittenden

Jessie Cameron

Christopher Bagley

Ryan Crowhurst

Blake Carroll

Branden Bailey

Liam Cull

Nicola Carroll

Mikahlia Bartram

Riley Dean

Tom Cashmere

Nathan Beard

Olivia Deen

Nathan Cauduro

Keely Bloomfield

Michael Demarzo

Brendan Celi

Jayden BoardmanMcwhinnie

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William Hayward

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Timothy Dever

Reece Gadd

Reanna Harrison

Eliza Kennedy

Joe Langley

Kaitlin Hiscox

Matthew Gaynor

Damien Dore

Dayle Langridge

Damon Hudson

Billy Gilbert

Clare Dowling

Bryce Lee

Alexandria Iannelli

Matthew Gordon

Shaeleigh Dunbar

Jarrod Lee

Jessica Iannelli

Josh Griffin

Dillon Evans

Brae Leighton

Luke Irvine

Alice Halden

Cameron Fitzgerald

Rory Litchfield

Kurt Jensen

Andrew Halden

Alexander Flood

Lucinda Lumsden

Michael Jubb

Luke Hall

Georgia-Lee Floyd

Emily Mallon

Belinda Kelly

Teneal Hammer

Sophie Forlico

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Ruby Morschel

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James Smith

Michael-Kathleen Moore

Grace Powell

Codie Smith

Jordan Smith

Ua Ravu

Jack McDonnell

Liam McClure

Samantha Mathieson

Jack Snudden

Charlie Reneker

Annie O’Connel

Jacob McDonnell

Sharnee-Rae Somerville

Thomas Robertson

Mitchell Oxley

Dana McKellar

Ryland Stanmore

Satynn Royale

Ellen Parkinson

Mikaela Mercuri

Erika Star

Samuel Ryan

Emily Pattison

Jacob Mitchell

Benjamin Stonnil

Patrick Schmetzer

Vince Pavese

Abby Molloy

Nathan Symes

Jeremy Sides

Jordan Pickens

Lucy Molloy

Minh Ta

Jessica Sleigh

Brittany Pillon

Zachery Molloy

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Aiden Webb

Natalie Andreazza

Rory Brown

Taylor Watson

Briarna Anderson

Eden Bristow

Victoria Brown

Bravien Arrudsivah

Megan Thomas

Teerman-Nelson Laura Mikara Tennison

Laura Browning

Jessica Ashcroft

Madeleine Wedesweiler

Setelia Turner

Jack Burnett

Gary Aylett

Clare West

Tiffany Urquhart

Braiden Byrnes

Bowden Barker

Jeremy Westblade

Kate Vallance

Emma Castle

Bradley Barker

Matthew Wilson

Ellen Van Werven

Sean Cauduro

Dylan Barnes

Steven Wrightson

April Vicary

Peter Ward

Mitchell Cherry

Callum Bell

Bianca Chirinian

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Alisa Di-Genova

Georgia Fuller

Geordie Hill

Ciara Chirinian

Sam Demarzo

Lucy Forlico

Benjamin Heath

Mikaela Ierano

Adelena Gagaro

Shanice Ekin

Grace Clancy

Scott Irvin

Matthew Gawne

Jacob Errey

Celeste Codemo

Todd Jarratt

Perry Gerrard

John Evans

Rebecca Coeli

Alice Johnson

Casey Gilbert

Taylah Evans

Sally Commins

Kara ohnson

Gregory Halden

Jessica Everett

Kilara Curphey

Luke Jones

Emily Hannan

James Fisher

Montanna Davy

Bryce Kefford

Jessica Hardie

Samarah Fletcher

Samuel Day

Laurie Kefford

Kathleen Healy

Jessie Foley

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Chas Marshall

Thomas Morton

Rachel Pickens

Georgia Kiel

Benjamin Makeham

Madeline Morrison

Taylor Pearson

Kaitlin Pieper

Therese Murphy

Erin McDermott

Justin Lashbrook

Emily Preston

Victoria Murray

Haylee McDonell

Vanessa Lawson

Kiara Rand

Matthew Naimo

Bridget McDonnell

Hannah Linnegar

Sebastian Randolph

Lachlan O’Callaghan

Katie McGregor

Kakira Lowe-Brennan

Susana Rogoyawa

Brock O’Connell

Lachlan McLean

James Lucas

Katelyn Salafia

Emma O’Connell

Ryan McLean

Anthony Lucchese

Christian Scanu

Cody O’Keeffe

Matthew Morrice

Ashliegh Lucchese

Kiani Sewell

Lidia Panazzolo

Celeste Morrison

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Clare Tighe

Millicent Young

Oscar Sophie Warren-Porteous Washington

Mikeala Shannon

Mitchell Seymour

Jessica Waters

Brenton Turner

Brodie Shelton

Bree Watts

Eliza Tyndall

Kartirath Singh

Sophie Welsh

Daniel Valenzisi

Jacob Smith

Dylan Wensing

Ellie Vardanega

Kyeran Smith

Simon Whelan

Jacob Vearing

Aaron Snaidero

Josef Wilson

Samuel Wallace

Gemma Sullivan

Nicholas Witherspoon

Bryonie Ward

Jessica Ashleigh

Liam Woods

Brenton Warr

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Darcie Cudmore

Carly Chiilby

Jordan Crittenden

Emma Charles

Vincenzo Cristofaro

Saxon Blackett

Brock Barrato

Dein Addison-Rolfe

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Patrick Dando

Stephanie Clancy

Naomi Blissett

Alistair Dart

Kristina Clark

Tiffany Brown

Emma Dunn

Matthew Clarke

Montana Brown-Winkels

Hannah Fitzsimon

Breeanna Coelli

Georgia Burns

Megan Flynn

Lachlan Coelli

Laura Cameron

Jacob Grant

Thomas Conlan

Rhys Carroll

Anthony Gras

Crystal Cope

William Cashmere

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Hannah Hyde

Andrew Mackerras

Ryan McLennan

Alison Gregory

Jacob Houghton

Johanna Macauley

Charlotte McKersie

Shane McNab

Martelle Maguire

Gabriella Ianelli

Leah Guest

Lauren Mitchell

Matthew Malon

Mikaela Jones

Brittney Harrison

Jack Morris

Emily Mason

Amanpreet Kang

Joshua Helson

Nicholas Morris

Emily McClure

Thomas Keely

Lacey Hetherington

Andrea Morton

Mollie McCormick

Bianca Kelly

Sian Hindmarsh

Lucy Morton

Lucy McCrum

Kendra Kingston

Liam Hiscox

Patrick Naimo

Hannah McDermott

William Lane

Zachary Hopper

Nadia Nardi

Jessica McDonnell

Alannah Langbein

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Adam Poulsen

Kaedi Speer

Alexondra Vicary

Teresa Nardi

Gabriella Porcu

Laura Smith

Joshua Vaughan

Andrew Violi

Jonathon Spina

Todd Prest

Fred Nielsen

Prue Walsh

Gregg Staines

Shaun Quilter

Blake O’Connell

Lachlan Watson

Adrian Stoll

Shane Ravu

Hope O’Connell

Angelica Webb

Harrison Stonnill

Katelin Rourke

Samantha O’Donoghue

Megan West

Benjamin Sullivan

Bree Russell

Ryan Oldershaw

Alexandra White

Gabriela Tavella

Jonothan Scanu

Meghan Paterson

Madaleine Whitty

Aleah Tyack

John-Paul Schmetzer

Jordie Pettit

Brodie Williams

William Vant

Breeanna Smith

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Ashley Armstrong

Joseph Broso

Grant Commins

Jackson Williams

Aidan Armstrong

Alexander Brooks

Matthew Coelli

Kayla Conroy

Martin Brown

Benjamin Ashton

Elise Wilson

Callun Crittenden

Kirsty Burnett

Jessica Aylett

Thomas Wright

Briah Crowhurst

Hannah Butler

Adison Babbs

Cassandra Wynan

Taylor Cutmore

Ashley Byrnes

Nikola Baratto

Amy Demarzo

Nathan Carn

Jacob Blissett

Daniel Di-Salvatore

Timothy Carroll

Allira Bloem

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Annie Dixon

Zoe Cherry

Madison Brady

Haydn Dobson

Michael Cirillo

Imogen Bristow

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Kurt Hammer

William Houghton

Claire Lane

Mason Dryburgh

Joshua Hammer

Drew Hopwood

Kaitlin Knagge

Samuel Longmore

Albert Iannelli

Brock Harrison

Adam Flagg

Jesse Lucas

Cristina Iannelli

Paul Harrison

Joanna Mackerras

Hayden Irvine

Tayla Harrison

Corey Dylan Formosa-Latham Fraser

Joel Marshall

Lucinda Johnson

Thomas Healy

Alicia Fuller

Shaun Marshall

Tayla Johnson

Jacinta Hehir

Brenton George

Kirsty Mason

Brendon Jones

Samuel Hehir

Kimberly Gooden

Jessie Matthews

Kenneth Jubb

Braeden Hetherington

Adam Grant

Kate McCarthy

Bridgette Keely

James Hodge

Mitchell Haddrill

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Thomas Murphy

Jessica Preston

David Smith

Alexander McClure

Tegan Muirhead

Maddison Pigdon

Jessica Sides

Jacson Somerville

Thomas Robinson

Melanie Nardi

Laura McDonnell

Eliza Star

Mitchell Rosser

Jessica Newman

Nicola McDonnell

Kieran Star

Michael Rourke

Caitlin Northey

Aleesha McKenzie

Matthew Teusner

Oliver Ryan

Hayden O’Callaghan

Gabrielle McMahon

Gerard Tongs

Emily Savage

Jenna O’Connell

Lincoln Mead

Jacob Townsend

Simone Schmetzer

Paul O’Connell

Kate Molloy

Kate Trevaskis

Bayden S chubert

Rachele O’Connell

Bridget Morrison

Mikaela Tyack

Nicholas Severino

Daniel Panazzolo

Nadine Morton

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Dimity Comb

Beau Clarke

Patrick Vallance

Stephanie Adrea- Emily zza Bender

Emily Urquhart

Tony Allen

Prue Zak

Madeleine Tyson

Jessica Davy

Clinton Blake

Kate Walker

Patrick Dawson

Lauren Brett

Taylor WalkerTredinnick

Stephanie Dean

Emma-Louise Brown

Beau Watson

Anthony Dore

Trent Brown

Alexandra Whitty

Timothy Wilson

Shannon Draper

Heidy Cai

Brittany Evans

Peter Charles

Year 11 2009

Cassandra White

Joseph Fondacaro

Justin Clarke

Katelyn Yeo

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Zane Higgins

Travis Lightfoot

Matthew McKay

Michael Forrest

Ashlyn Henderson

Cassandra Lawson

Daniel MacCarty

Emma McLennan

Emily Lucas

Alexandra Hill

Benjamin Gaynor

Nicholas Moellers-hals

Bridget Macauslan

Madalyn Houghton

Lucy Gibson

Natasha Moore

Benjamin Magann

Jayne Hounsell

Alixandra Gritner

Charles Murphy

Reece Maguire

Brooke Ierano

Bobbie Habres

Nicholas Nardi

Alice Maher

Matthew Irvin

Neil Halden

Joshua O’callaghan

Danial Mallon

Daen Jaema

Jade Hart

Dee Oxley

Smantha Matthews

Samuel Kiel

Sarah Hearn

Megan P arkinson

Jessica May

Matthew Lashbrook

Angus Heath

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Jarrod Sillis

Thomas Tiffen-Oakes

Joseph Petulla

Ariana Shutte

Amber Thompson

James Tighe

Timothy Sloan

Adam Raso

Polly Tyrell

Dylan Smith

Ceceilia Robinson

Megan Vant

Warwick Smith

Jonti Rowe

Brittany Vearing

Georgi Spina

Grace Rutherford

Craig Violi

Tyler Stiller

Tennile Scali

Ayla Young

Megan Stonnil

Domenic Scarfone

Jenna Storrier

Jack Shannon

Nicholas Tenison

Hannah Sharp

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Graham Deaton

Denise Campton

Kristy Campbell

Alison Dalenburg

Vicki Aylett

Betty Aliendi

Vicky Howie

Michelle Del Guzzo

Cristi Carrol

Stephen Bauch

Tracey Jubb

Brian Doyle

Ann Charles

Bruce Block

Jim Kidman

Travis Doyle

Adam Chilko

Mary Block

Brenda King

Shane Fuller

Matthew Coelli

Michelle Boudreau

Julie Knott

Pat Handsaker

Liz Collins

Maree Brassil

Carol Lang

Sue Hardie

Susan Condron

Deidre Briggs

Terry Lawrence

Jane Hill

Renee Cooper

Kim Brown

Jan L yons

Colleen Hinder

Vanessa Creece

Lynette Bush

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Lisa Ryan

Edward Tsoukalidis

Sarah Tiffen

Nicole Papasidero

Wendy Oldershaw

Luke Rowe

Katie Matthews

Anne Masters

Debbie Turner

Kristen Saeki

Beryl Paterson

Peter McCormick

Wendy Van Werven

Carmelo Silvestro

Kathy Peet

Peter McPhee

Lyn ant

Alanya Skewes

Ian Pettit

Marni Milne

Carole Wade

Sebastian Spina

Renae Pettit

Bill Mitchell

Eilen Weckert

Jenny Stevens

Cathie Petulla

Andrew Morschel

Paul Werner

Max Sullivan

Lyn Pigram

Helen Moss

Penny Williams

Amy Tabain

Fay Pitt

Nancy Nolan

Michelle Wood

Peter Thompson

Tom Pulver

Carl Norman

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Eurells of Leeton

Tony & Terry Andracchio

Terry & Sue Haddrill

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2009 SFC College Magazine Each year, the students and staff of SFC assemble a collection of reports, memories, work samples and images that are used to document the passage of the year. Inside you will find memories, insights, history lessons, and reminders of the fun experiences we have had during 2009. Please enjoy the magazine and keep it in a safe place. You never know when you might want to flick through it again for a trip down memory lane.


SFC SCHOOL MAG 2009