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02 February 2012

No. 02

Dear Members of the St Patrick’s Family, I trust that the first week of school was manageable for everyone despite the terrible weather conditions. I have been very impressed with how the students have begun. They have started well both in and out of the classroom. This week has seen the start of a series of Parent Information Evenings. It was pleasing to see the large number of parents on Monday night and I trust that helpful information was provided and importantly communication channels were initiated that will foster a productive year for all. In last week’s edition of the Calling I wrote about the change in bus stops and the need for all drivers to be careful around the College and to follow the traffic rules. Please avoid double parking, stopping across driveways or in bus stops. I encourage parents to use Yundah Street and Signal Row for drop off and pick up and avoid Pier Avenue (near bus stops) and Park Parade. Please avoid driving into Twamley Street at any time. Your assistance is greatly appreciated and will ensure the safety of all students. The 2011 Year 12 results were outstanding. There were 6 students (6%) awarded and OP1, 4 an OP2, 3 an OP3, 7 an OP4 and 9 an OP 5. This totals 29 (27%) of the Year 12 cohort were awarded and OP 1-5. Furthermore, 58% of the students received an OP1-10 and 85% received an OP1-15. These are outstanding results and reflect the hard work done by the students, the high quality teaching and the support given by the parents. Special congratulations must be given to Jordan Budgen, Christian Corias, Philip Lambre, Luca Rizzalli, Thomas O’Loughlin, and Liam Polkinghorne who were all awarded an OP 1. These young men, along with the other students awarded an OP 1-5 will be special guests at the Academic Assembly on Tuesday 7 February. This week sees the start of the AIC and CIC seasons. St Patrick’s College has large numbers of students involved in cricket, volleyball and swimming this term. I wish all players the best for the upcoming season and urge all to display the highest quality sportsmanship at all times. I congratulate the following students who have been appointed as Captain of cricket and volleyball for 2012 and I am confident that they will lead their respective teams with distinction. Captain of Cricket Vice Captain of Cricket Captain of Volleyball

Billy Ganiatsas Peter Sloss Mitchell Dale

Finally this week I remind all families about the 60 Year Mass and Open Day on Sunday 12 February. I encourage all families to come along and enjoy this special day. Details are available on the College website. Have a great week. God Bless

Dr Michael Carroll College Principal

CONFRATERNITY CARNIVAL 2012 Calling for Sponsors See page 2

60th Anniversary Mass & Open Day Sunday 12 February 11am - 2pm


COLLEGE DEAN DAVID GARDINER

I

am looking forward to the exciting nature of 2012 with the College celebrating our 60 Year anniversary. There will be numerous special events during this year to celebrate our significant history. Some of these will be held during the day, others at night and some on weekends. The first of these will be the 60 Year Anniversary Celebration Mass and Open Day which will be held on Sunday 12 February. I spoke to the boys this week on assembly about it being like a big birthday party that is being held on a Sunday. It would be great to see the Callan Centre filled for the Mass at 12 noon. Father Liam will celebrate Mass and it would be significant to have a mixture of past, present and future families in attendance. The Open Day will follow the 60 Year Mass and current students have been asked to assist with proceedings. A registration tent will be set up in the central courtyard and current students will be asked to conduct tours around the College. The various departments across the College will have active displays of the work currently being conducted by the students in their classes. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to show the past students as well as the future students the fantastic facilities and work that we currently have at St Patrick’s. Please encourage your son to come along to help celebrate the first of our special 60 Year celebrations. They can come and celebrate Mass at 12 noon and then help out with the Open Day. Being a tour guide is a special role and a vital one in sharing the story and spirit of St Patrick’s to our visitors on the day. There is also many opportunities for students to help teachers in any of the departments across the College— it is a chance for students to do some of their work at the same time as showcasing their work to our guests. Parents can also be actively involved - with the Mass, and/or helping the P&F run the tuckshop for the day. The other very important occasion coming up is our Year 12 Induction Mass and Charter Launch at 9am on Friday 10 February. It is when we ask God’s blessing for our school year and officially induct the elected leaders of the College for 2012 and all the Year 12 students as the leaders of our study body. St Patrick’s is a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice Tradition, and as such we follow the example of Blessed Edmund Rice. Edmund Rice Education Australia have developed a new charter as the directional signpost for all our colleges. Next Friday we will also officially launch the new charter and commit St Patrick’s to this vision. We hope as many parents as possible can join us for this special occasion.

2012 will be a significant year in the history of St Patrick’s College as we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the College. As part of this special year of celebration, St Patrick’s College will be hosting the 2012 Queensland Independent Secondary Schools Rugby League (QISSRL) Confraternity Carnival. The carnival is one of the most formidable schoolboy rugby league competitions in Australia and will involve forty teams from across the State. This prestigious carnival promises to be an exciting event for the College and many hours have been spent ensuring it will be a tremendous success. The carnival usually costs around $25-$30000 to run each year, with nearly 1000 players and officials involved. Recent carnivals have provided an opportunity for the host school to raise funds to improve their facilities. The College is planning to raise funds to run an outstanding carnival for all the participating schools, plus provide some additional funds to enhance the sporting program and facilities offered by St Patrick’s College. The 2012 carnival will be held at St Patrick’s sporting fields at Curlew Park Shorncliffe. These sporting fields are in fact community fields with hundreds of students from many schools and community groups using the facilities each week. St Patrick’s College maintains the sporting facilities and constantly upgrades the facilities for the benefit of the College community as well as the wider community of the neighbouring suburbs. I invite you to follow the link below to go to the Confraternity Carnival page on the College website which contains more relevant information about the sponsorship of this exciting carnival. If you are interested in being a partner in the success of the 2012 Confraternity Carnival please contact Robyn Donaldson on 36319039 or email rdonaldson@stpatricks.qld.edu.au to assist with any further enquiries or to give further advice on setting up a sponsorship package.


ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL CURRICULUM — CHRIS CAMPBELL Next Tuesday’s Assembly is the first of two Academic Assemblies for 2012. At this Assembly we firstly recognise the achievement of students in Semester 2, 2011. These students are currently in Years 6-12 and will receive either gold, silver or bronze medallion. As well as this, students from the senior class of 2011, who received an OP 1-5 will also return to be recognised by the student body. This year the outstanding number of 29 students will return. Could I ask boys to check the notice on Mr Gardiner’s door in order to ensure the accurateness of our data. If there are any questions please see either Mrs Nott or myself. Parents of medallion winners have been invited to attend. The Callan Centre will still be in the process of setting up during period one, but access should be possible from about 9:15am. At last Monday’s Year 5-9 Information Evening, Mr Matt Seers (Curriculum Leader Blended Learning) and I spoke about the Years 7-10 laptop program. This is the second year of this initiative, with the concept moving into Year 10 for the first time. Mr Seers and I will be running a hands on information evening in the use of the computers on Wednesday 15 February. The evening will commence at 6:30pm and continue until 7:30pm. This will be a practical session so we are suggesting that parents bring their son’s computer with them. This will mean that you will need your son’s access details (user name and password) so that you can operate the device. An email will be sent home outlining specific details. The roll out of computers from Years 7-10 is now complete. This is a huge undertaking and like any extensive roll out of technology, there will be issues of difficulty, especially early in the year. Can I remind students that if there are problems with the computer to bring the machine to the IT Support Office at the beginning of the day. The College website also has contact details for Dell who provide after hours support as part of our leasing arrangement. If there are issues at home and the computer cannot be used, our policy is for the homework to be completed using pen and paper. A short note in the student diary explaining this would be appreciated.

KEEP YOUR RECEIPTS TO BENEFIT FROM THE EDUCATION TAX REFUND Member for Lilley Wayne Swan is reminding parents of school children to keep their receipts for education expenses. Mr Swan is urging local parents to make the most of the benefits available under the Australian Governments Education Tax Refund. This refund provides parents with much-needed help for education expenses, with refunds of up to $409 per primary school student and $818 per secondary school student available at tax time in 2012 if they are eligible for Family Tax Benefit Part A. On top of the regular items, such as computers, home internet connections, textbooks and stationary, new changes mean that parents can now also be able to claim school-approved uniforms, including hats, footweqr and sports uniforms purchased. To find out how to claim the Education Tax Refund and what expenses are eligible visit www.educationataxrefund.gov.au

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STUDENTS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL STUDENT FORMATION — FRANK TORRISI

Congratulations to everyone for a very calm, positive start to the year. Classes have been down to serious work immediately and there is a very good vibe around the College. Particular congratulations to the Seniors who have certainly started to leave their legacy on 2012. They have lapped up the opportunities to display their leadership qualities. The Year 5 and 8 students have certainly loved the care shown by their Year 12 ‘Big Brothers.’ Monday evening was a huge success with a large attendance at the Year 5-9 Parent Information Evening. I hope the evening gave families valuable information about the work and expectations in core classes as well as an opportunity to meet staff and other families. Thanks to the class teachers for their professional preparation, and having nearly every Group Tutor available on the night was a great sign of support and involvement from our staff. YEAR 12 LEADERSHIP AFTERNOON AND INFORMATION EVENING 3PM - 8-15PM This will be held on Monday 13 February, the afternoon will involve meeting with their House Deans to plan House activities and also we have a presenter from yLead who will assist the Seniors enact their theme "Out of the Shadows"   BULLYING AWARENESS WEEK During week 3 all students we participate in a Bullying Awareness Program. This program will consist of four sessions run in House Groups. All students will discuss a range of Topic’s which includes: What is Bullying? The Impacts of Bullying and strategies to deal with Bullying Behaviour. The final session will launch the Bullying Reporting Portal found on the Student and Parent Intranet. PUBLIC TRANSPORT Boys who catch the train to and from school are reminded that they are not to break their journey. If they are changing trains at Northgate Station they must catch the first available train to their destination. Students must not wait around on the platform for friends and then catch the late train as this often delays their arrival to school. Scooters, Skate Boards, are not permitted as a means of transport to and from school. ST RITA’S COLLEGE DANCE Year 10 to 12 only. Friday 3 February. 7:30pm to 10:00pm. Cost is $10.00. The venue is Assembly Hall at Aviation High, Widdop Street, Hendra. ID required. Theme is “Wild Wild West”. Appropriate clothing must be worn with closed-in shoes. No thongs. All school rules apply.

ID PHOTOS Advanced Photography will be at the College on FRIDAY 3 FEBRUARY To take student ID photos for those who have not previously had a photo taken this year. 4


IDENTITY & MINISTRY CAMPUS MINISTER — PAUL CORFIELD In trying to describe my time in India I could explain our itinerary and nearly four weeks of amazing activities sights and sounds. However, on reflection, I think an effective way of explaining my true experience of India might be by sharing this simple story….. Standing on a Hindu cremation I watched as a man who had been a leper and an outcast by his family and community was cremated…….. After Kolkota we took a 10 hour train trip to a little beachside town of Puri. To explain Puri would be I guess like saying it is their version of a holiday place much like the Sunshine Coast. Nestled away from the beach is the humble home of Father Marrian. The man Father Liam called a man who should be a saint. He started a hospital and colony for those affected by leprosy and who still continue to suffer this horrible disease. Father Marrian had seen his share of horror in his young years being imprisoned in the concentration camp in Dachau. Father Marrian right up until his death at 84 treated the lepers often cleaning and dressing their wounds. Many said he would often throw up after doing this but day after day he continued to do this. On our visit to the leper hospital we were taken to the small ward of two older gentlemen with extreme cases. I sat next to and held one of these men and watched the tears well from his eyes. Later I was told this was because no one touches them aside from the doctors. I was amazed that a simple gesture could give a man such dignity. In the bed next to him was a man with an extreme case. He felt so ashamed he kept his face covered and the doctors showed us the extreme nature of this horrible disease as they dressed his many wounds. I knew the man was unwell and thought his time was near but was not prepared for the next morning. The next morning Father Joseph who runs the mission came to us and told us the man had died. While I was not shocked I immediately thought if any family or friends knew. Father invited myself and four other boys to his cremation ceremony. The cremation ground itself is open only surrounded by a simple brick wall to enclose itself off in someway from public viewing. Father took us in and the smell and heat truck me. As I looked around 7-8 other ceremonies took place. I can only tell you this that it was the most confronting image I have ever seen and will not quickly forget. The leper ceremony was then done and we watched as he was cremated openly. As I expected only the boys, Father Joseph and myself were present. This saddened me that through no fault of his own this man had been outcast from family and all support in his life. He dies alone I hope our presence gave him dignity in death. However, Father Marrians work through the guidance of Father Liam reaffirmed me. At the school we met a man who works the grounds who was a victim of leprosy. He had some fingers and toes missing but was a happy and gentle man. He invited us into his home and it was only three rooms and probably only as big as some lounge rooms. However, he had pride in inviting us into his home. He was proud of his home and spoke of love for his children and grandchildren, without Father Liam and Father Marrian this man could have very well died alone but he was treated and saved. This work showed me the power of unconditional love. Father Marrian despite the fact he was physically ill after treating leper's continued to do so for the majority of his life. This is unconditional love. He and Father Liam saw the face of Jesus in the leper's who everyone including family has outcast. Father Liam’s work is truly inspiring and he is the closest I know to a saint. The work in Puri is remarkable and has changed generations forever.

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ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR OF SPORT— LUKE DONATINI IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE 2012 CIC/AIC Cricket and Volleyball Season. DRESS STANDARD OF ALL SPC STUDENTS AT TRAINING All students MUST be dressed in appropriate clothing suitable for training and games. Under no circumstance are any students to train in their formal grey uniform (this also includes the wearing grey school socks at training). Any student not dressed appropriately may be refused the privilege to train on that particular training day. All students should also take their own water bottle to training. DRESS STANDARD OF ALL SPC STUDENTS ON GAME DAYS Please be reminded that it is expected that all students who intend on being spectators on Saturdays (whether home or away) are to be dressed in their formal college uniform. Any student who arrives at a venue not dressed appropriately WILL be asked to leave the venue. Under no circumstance throughout the course of a ‘Game Day’ are any students to be wearing thongs. If a student is not dressed to play either Cricket or Volleyball, they are to be dressed in their College Uniform. CORRECT SPECTATOR BEHAVIOUR All spectators (be they students, old boys, parents or friends) must abide by the respective CIC and AIC Codes of Conduct in both their actions and words. We encourage and expect positive cheering and support from everyone towards players, match officials and other spectators. DESIGNATED SPECTATOR AREAS Please note that on game days there are designated spectator areas. We ask that everyone stay within these areas to assist with the successful running of game days. At Volleyball only those students involved in playing or doing court duty should be around the field of play/court precinct. All students spectating MUST be in the designated spectator areas. NO VEHICLES WITHIN CURLEW PARK GROUNDS All vehicles are to remain in the designated parking areas of Curlew Park. Only authorised vehicles are to enter into the Curlew Park grounds. NO SMOKING OR ALCOHOL Please be advised that Curlew Park (and all other AIC playing venues) is a NON SMOKING and NO ALCOHOL venue. We ask that everyone please be aware of this and adhere to this. SPC TRIMESTER ONE SPORTING COORDINATORS Following are the names of coordinators and contact details for this term’s sports. Cricket Volleyball – Swimming –

Mr Ryan Schultz Mr Chris Carlill Mr Shane Bowden

rschultz@stpatricks.qld.edu.au ccarlill@stpatricks.qld.edu.au sbowden@stpatricks.qld.edu.au

SPORTS INFORMATION LINE (WET WEATHER) The telephone number for St Patrick’s College Sports Information Line/Wet Weather Update is 3631 9080. Please be reminded that in the event of Wet Weather, any changes to the published schedule for sporting fixtures will be made just before 7.00am on the day of the fixtures. 6


ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR OF SPORT— LUKE DONATINI METROPOLITAN NORTH REGIONAL SPORT INFORMATION

All students and parents requesting information regarding any up and coming Met North Regional trials are asked to go to the Met North Website to find out such information - www.metnorthsport.qld.edu.au Metropolitan North trial information for the following Sports (Cluster Day 1) have been posted on the Met North Website. Cluster Day 1 will be held on Monday 13 February 2012.

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Regional 19 Years Baseball Trials – Windsor Royals, Newmarket Regional 19 Years Softball – Downey Park, Windsor Regional 15 Years and 19 Years Volleyball (Independent North District Trials will be held– please see Mr Carlill for further details). Regional Trials will be at Boondall Sports Centre, Boondall. Regional 19 Years Tennis (TBA) – (please frequently check Met North website) Regional Secondary Swimming – Nominations due 17 February to the SPC Sports Department. Students MUST pay a $15 levy to SPC Sports Department when nominating. NO MONEY = NO NOMINATION

For further information regarding these and other such trials please see the Coaching Coordinator for that particular sport. For any sport that does not have a coordinator (eg baseball etc) please see Ryan Schultz (College Coaching Administrator).

BRAMBLE BAY DISTRICT SWIMMING NOMINATIONS All SPC students wishing to nominate for Bramble Bay District Swimming MUST nominate before 8 February to the SPC Sports Department. Students MUST pay a $6 levy to SPC Sports Department when nominating. NO MONEY = NO NOMINATION

CANTEEN ASSISTANCE REQUIRED DURING CRICKET SEASON

If you are able to assist in operating the canteen at Curlew Park (whilst your son is playing on Saturday), please contact Mr Donatini (Director of Sport) ASAP for more details. All money raised from the Curlew Canteen goes to the SPC Sports Support Group which uses these funds to the betterment of the SPC Sporting Program and Facilities.

SPC FOOTBALL (SOCCER) - SIGN ON All students who wish to play football for SPC in 2012, are advised that a ‘sign on’ will be conducted next Tuesday (7 February) at Morning Tea. Mr Corey Meehan will run the sign on in the ‘Breeze Way’ directly after Assembly.

SPC Confraternity Coach 2012 We are calling for anyone within the St Patrick’s community who is interested in coaching the 2012 Confraternity Rugby League squad (Open age group) for this year’s carnival being hosted at Curlew Park by St Patrick’s College. The date of the Carnival will be 25-29 June 2012. Please email Mr Ryan Schultz (SPC Coaching Administrator) rschultz@stpatricks.qld.edu.au and pass on the following information:

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Name Contact details (phone numbers, email address etc) Rugby League Coaching Qualifications Rugby League Coaching Experience Blue Card Details (If you have one. If you do not we can arrange for your application)

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ACTIVITIES cont’d CRICKET CO-ORDINATOR— RYAN SHULTZ AIC CRICKET - ROUND 1 ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE VS ST PETER’S LUTHERAN COLLEGE 4 FEBRUARY 2012

TEAM 1st

TIME

VENUE

LOCATION (ENTRANCE)

9:30 - 5:15pm

Harts Rd, Indooroopilly

2nd

1:00 – 5:30pm

3rd

1:00 – 5:30pm

4th

1:00 – 5:30pm

15A

8:15am – 12:45pm

15B

8:15am – 12:45pm

Mayer Oval (Turf) Curlew Park Oval 1 (Turf) Curlew Park Oval 2 (Turf) Curlew Park Over 3, (Turf) Curlew Park Oval 1 (Turf) Curlew Park Oval 2 (Turf)

14A

8:15am – 12:45pm

14B

8:15am – 12:45pm

14C 13A

11:15am – 2:15pm vs SLC 14D’s 1:00 – 5:30pm

13B

1:00 – 5:30pm

13C

2:30 - 5:30pm

Stolz Oval (Turf) Indooroopilly High Oval (Syn.) Runcorn State High School Oval (Concrete) Stolz Oval (Turf) Indooroopilly High Oval (Syn.) Gordon Thompson Park

Curlew Park, Shorncliffe Curlew Park, Shorncliffe John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge. Curlew Park, Shorncliffe Curlew Park, Shorncliffe Lambert Rd, Indooroopilly Lambert Rd, Indooroopilly Hill Road, Runcorn UBD Map 221 (B6) Lambert Rd, Indooroopilly Lambert Rd, Indooroopilly Rosebery Terrace and Wharf Street, Chelmer

St Peter’s Venues:

Mayer Oval - Harts Road, Indooroopilly / Stolz & Indooroopilly Ovals - Lambert Road, Indooroopilly

St Patrick’s College Venues:

Curlew Park, Curlew St, Shorncliffe St John Fisher College, John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge

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ACTIVITIES cont’d CRICKET CO-ORDINATOR— RYAN SHULTZ CIC CRICKET - ROUND 1 ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE VS ST LAURENCE’S COLLEGE 4 FEBRUARY 2012 TEAM

TIME

VENUE

LOCATION

7A 30 Overs 7B T/20

7.45am – 11.45am

Curlew Park 3 (Turf)

10.00am – 12:25pm

SLC Playing Fields Oval 6 (synthetic)

Curlew Park, Curlew St, Sandgate 3 Nathan Road, Runcorn UBD Map 220 (Q4)

7C T/20 6A 30 Overs 6B T/20

8.00am – 10.30am

St John Fisher Oval 3 (Syn.) SLC Playing Fields Oval 8 (synthetic) St John Fisher College Oval 1 (Conc.)

St John Fisher College John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge 3 Nathan Road, Runcorn UBD Map 220 (Q4) St John Fisher College John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge

6C T/20 5A 30 Overs

7:30am – 9:55am

Gair Field 1 St Laurence’s College St John Fisher College Oval 4 (Syn.)

Stephens Road South Brisbane St John Fisher College John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge

Gair Field 2 St Laurence’s College

Stephens Road South Brisbane

5B T/20

7.45am – 11.45am 8.00am – 10.30am

7.45am – 11.45am 7.45am – 10.00am

St Patrick’s College Venues:

Curlew Park, Curlew St, Shorncliffe St John Fisher College, John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge.

Please Note: A Canteen will be in operation at Curlew Park and BBQ at St John Fisher College

VOLLEYBALL CO-ORDINATOR— CHRIS CARLILL AIC VOLLEYBALL - ROUND 1 ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE VS ST PETER’S LUTHERAN COLLEGE 4 FEBRUARY 2012 ST PETER’S LUTHERAN COLLEGE GYM

Time

Court 1

Time

Court 2

8.00am

14C

8.00am

13C

9.00am

14B

9.00am

13B

10.00am

14A

10.00am

13A

rd

11.00am

3 VI

11.00am

15C

12.00pm

16A

12.00pm

15B

1.00pm 1st VI

15A

1.00pm

2

nd

VI

2.00pm St Peter’s Gym: Enter off Lambert Road, Indooroopilly

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ACTIVITIES GYM CO-ORDINATOR— COREY MEEHAN

SPC GYM The first few weeks of term have seen a number of boys express interest in training in the SPC GYM, here are some brief details about the SPC GYM        

The gym has been open since April of 2011 and is one of the few facilities in the AIC with a full time staff On average over 200+ boys utilise the facility weekly from years 5-12. The gym is open to all students regardless of sports participation, there are no additional costs to use the gym, all boys require are a change of clothes (P.E. uniform, shoes and a towel). All boys are given supervised age/developmentally specific programs to follow, at no stage are students allowed to enter the gym unsupervised. Boys are encouraged to develop sound technique before moving onto more advanced training. At no stage will students from Years 5-7 be lifting weights, junior school boys will focus on bodyweight exercises and technique for later years Sports specific programs are available and I would encourage all boys involved in sports to begin some form of preseason training in the gym prior to the commencement of their chosen sport Junior lunch time circuits are available for students from Years 5-7 on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY lunch times, these can be a great introduction for junior school boys who are unsure if they would like to commit to regular training

If your boy has expressed interest in the gym or you believe he may benefit from structured regular exercise or you have any questions regarding the school gym please don’t hesitate to contact me. Corey Meehan: cmeehan@stpatricks.qld.edu.au Mob: 0435 869 131 Office: 3631 9028

SPC GYM HOURS TERM 1 2012

TIME

MORNING 6:30am-8:00am

JUNIOR LUNCH 12:35pm1:15pm

SENIOR LUNCH 1.15pm-2.00pm

AFTER SCHOOL 3:00pm-4:30pm

MON

TUE

WED

THUR

OPEN SESSION 

OPEN SESSION

OPEN SESSION

OPEN SESSION

 

 

 

 

YEAR 8

YEAR 5,6,7

YEAR 8

YEAR 5,6,7

SENIOR & YEAR 11

OPEN SESSION

YEAR 9 & 10

GYM CLOSED

SENIOR & YEAR 11

OPEN SESSION

YEAR 9 & 10

GYM CLOSED

FRI

GYM CLOSED

GYM CLOSED 

SENIOR & YEAR 11

GYM CLOSED

Please ensure you have full P.E. uniform (including socks) and a towel if you wish to train, no exceptions.

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ACTIVITIES cont’d SWIMMING CO-ORDINATOR— SHANE BOWDEN Due to some of the Chinese National Swim team spending the next month with Ken Wood, there has been a reshuffle of training times due to a lack of pool space. The new times are as below: MONDAY (SANDGATE POOL):

6:00am – 7:30am

TUESDAY (REDCLIFFE POOL):

3:45pm – 5:00pm

WEDNESDAY (SANDGATE POOL):

6:00am – 7:30am

THURSDAY (REDCLIFFE POOL):

3:45pm – 5:00pm

There will be buses to take the boys to school after morning training and a bus take the boys to Tuesday/ Thursday afternoon training at Redcliffe. Parents will need to drop the boys off to morning training and pick up after Tuesday/Thursday afternoon training. AIC AND CIC SWIMMING MEETS This Friday night our two swim meets are at St. Peters Lutheran College, Indooroopilly (AIC) and Nudgee College, Boondall (CIC). The bus should arrive back to school at 7:30pm for the AIC boys and 6:00pm for the CIC boys. The Friday night meets provide the boys with an excellent opportunity to race against other schools as well as give an indication of how their swimming is progressing. I would like to encourage as many boys as possible to make themselves available. There will be bus transportation provided for AIC and CIC swimmers both to and from St Patrick’s College this Friday. The buses will return to Pier Avenue (drop off) at the conclusion of the last scheduled AIC or CIC event. Expected times of arrival back at St Patrick’ College:  CIC Bus – approx. 6:10pm  AIC Bus – approx. 7:40pm

AIC Swimming Friday 3 February 2012 Format:

AIC Inter-Collegiate

Times:

Warm-up - 4.15pm Start – 4.45pm

Venue:

50m Pool St Peters Lutheran College -Entry to 50m Pool via Lohe Street -Parking bays beside pool Bus parking enter via College Drive off Indooroopilly Road.

Lanes:

ASH 1 SLC 2 SEC 3 PAD 4 SPLC 5 IONA 6 VILL 7 SPC 8

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ACTIVITIES cont’d SWIMMING CO-ORDINATOR— SHANE BOWDEN PROGRAM TIME

EVENT

4.45

200 I.M. 100 FREESTYLE

5.00

50 BREASTSTROKE 100 BREASTSTROKE 50 FREESTYLE

6.00

50 BACKSTROKE 100 BACKSTROKE 200/400 FREESTYLE

6.15

50 BUTTERFLY 100 BUTTERFLY FREESTYLE RELAY

6.45 CANTEEN:

MEDLEY RELAY

Hot and cold food for sale

ALL ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE AIC SWIMMERS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND!

CIC Swimming Date: Venue:

Friday 3rd February 2012 Nudgee College Pool

Nudgee College invites all CIC Colleges to attend an Invitational Swimming Carnival on Friday 3rd Feb: Time Warm-up 4pm – 4.15pm First Event 4.15pm Approximate Finish Time 5.45pm

PROGRAM Event

st

1

2nd

3rd

50m Freestyle

10 years

11 years

12 & 13 years

50m Breastroke

10 years

11 years

12 & 13 years

50m Backstroke

10 years

11 years

12 & 13 years

50m Butterfly

10 years

11 years

12 & 13 years

Timekeepers, Recorders & Marshalls Schools are asked to provide up to four timekeepers/recorders as two races will occur at any one time. We would also encourage each school to provide their own starting marshals to assist us in maintaining a smooth and consistent running of the program. Seating Arrangements There is limited seating for the swimmers. Parents and supporters are asked to bring their own collapsible chairs and/or blanket. Parents are asked to sit on the grassed hill side of the pool. Parking There is plenty of parking around the McKennariey Centre. Enter from Sandgate Rd and then up the front drive and turn right. Bus drop of Zone is directly outside the pool entrance. Buses are to use the Bus Parking further on located near Hendry Oval. 12


ACTIVITIES cont’d TENNIS CO-ORDINATOR— BROTHER CHRIS PRITCHARD

TENNIS SQUADS TRAINING TIMES

The following squads are required for pre-season tennis training at the Morven Tennis Courts at St Patrick’s College from 7.00am to 8.15am on the following days. 1ST IV SQUAD (Friday mornings) – Jacob Cross; Glen de Waard; Harry Galvin; Matthew Travers EMERGING PLAYERS ( Thursday Mornings) – Matthew Beard; Isaac Blansjaar; Richard Cook; Matthew Fegan; Matthew Hollingsworth; Bede Jennings; Alex Kallenbach; Matthew Lynas; Finn Neil YEAR 7 SQUAD (Monday Mornings) – Saarim Basha; Joseph Beveridge; Harry Jahnke; Fraser Killen; Matthew Pelling; Kalana Senevirathne; Quinn Storrie; Joshua Weeding YEAR 6 SQUAD (Monday Mornings) – Jayden Dows; Luke Haughey; Cooper Huxtable; Elijah Judd; Benjamin Pelling; Ewan Smith; Harrison Wellman; All Squad Players are required for Fitness & Speed Work with Mr Donatini on the College Back Oval each week when it begins, probably Wednesday mornings.

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CULTURAL ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR OF CULTURE — GEOFF SAMUELS INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC Instrumental Tuition commences tomorrow (Friday Feb 3) with timetables being distributed through Tutor Groups and via email this week. Copies of the Tuition timetables will be posted on the Cultural Page of the College website next week and on Mr Samuels’ office window. All instrumental students must have a copy of the timetable in their diary and show the teacher as they leave for their lesson. Students are reminded to move quickly to and from instrumental lessons so that they are out of class for the minimum amount of time. If you were expecting an instrumental timetable and did not receive one, please contact Steve Fischer sfischer@stpatricks.qld.edu.au As no sport training is being scheduled on Wednesday at St Patrick’s College, band rehearsals have now been changed to Wednesday after school instead of Monday or Friday. TIMETABLED REHEARSALS WILL BE AS FOLLOWS

3.05 to 4.00pm

4.00pm to 5.00pm

Year 6/7 Junior Concert Band Senior Jazz Ensemble Junior String Orchestra Senior Concert Band Junior Jazz Ensemble Senior String Orchestra

C203 Callan Centre Stage R1R1 (Rodgers Centre) C203 Callan Centre Stage Rodgers Centre

There will be a sign-on for all students for the above ensembles on Wednesday 7 February (Week 3) at the above timetabled rooms after school from 3.05pm. Note: Band/Ensemble rehearsals will begin after sign-on Week Three. DEBATING It was great to see so many boys at the Debating sign-on after Tuesday’s Assembly. Teams and coaches are being finalised this week so if you didn’t register your name but would like to please contact Ms Morgan ASAP zmorgan@stpatricks.qld.edu.au . CHESS Chess Club- Commences next Monday in the Library after school 3:15 – 4:15pm. All boys from all grades are welcome. No experience necessary. Inter-House Chess Comp will be conducted during lunch times on Thursday and Friday in week 4. We need 4 players per age group per house. Sign up in Tutor Group next week.

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COMMUNITY NOTICES

P&F NEWS & EVENTS On behalf of the Parents and Friends of St Patrick’s College I would like to welcome all members of the school community to what promises to be a memorable year in the history of the College. I would also like to inform you all of some important upcoming events. PARENT INFORMATION EVENING - Wednesday, 8 February, 7.00pm in the Waterford Building Dr Paul Gibney is the guest speaker at the first of a number of Parent Information Evenings we will be hosting throughout the year. Dr Gibney is a psychotherapist and family therapist in private practice and will focus on the topic “Building Resilience and Confidence”. If you haven’t already reserved your seat please contact Maxine Nott at the College on 3631 9031 or email nott@stpatricks.qld.edu.au COLLEGE OPEN DAY & 60TH ANNIVERSARY MASS - Sunday, February 12, 11.00 am - 2.00 pm As part of Open Day celebrations the P&F will be supplying a range of food and drinks. We would really appreciate parent volunteers to assist on the day. Again contact Maxine at the College if you are able to assist. P&F MEETING - Wednesday, 15 February at 7.30 pm in the Waterford Building This is our first P&F meeting of the new year. These meetings, like the P&F, are only successful and effective when they are attended by as many parents as possible. So if you can make it along it would be great. THE SHINDIG - Saturday, 17 March This is the major annual social event for the College. It is held in the Callan Centre and over the years, due to the hard work of a small group of parents, it is always a wonderful night. So, organise a group of friends and book your table! Tickets will be available soon. Already the year is filling up with plenty of different events and activities for parents and friends to get involved in the school community. All I ask, on behalf of the P&F, is that you try and commit to just ONE of these, whether it is a meeting, Open Day or the Shindig. Your efforts and support will be greatly appreciated. All the best for 2012 and, of course, we hope it will be a truly memorable one. Regards, Malcolm Steele P&F President

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TERM 1 SCHOOL FEE ACCOUNTS WERE SENT OUT ON FRIDAY 20TH JANUARY VIA EMAIL. IF YOU HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED AN ACCOUNT PLEASE CONTACT JUDY KELLY ON 36319019

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COMMUNITY NOTICES cont’d The Paddies Van is Proudly Sponsored by:-

Tuesday Morn BBQ Decker Park, Sandgate 7:25am - 9:00am

Thursday Morning BBQ Humpybong School 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Tuesday, 7 February James Newman, Lachlan Payne, Mahdi Sherwell, Joshua Potter

TBA

Thursday Evening Street Van Brisbane City 5:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Saturday Night BBQ Sandgate Rotunda 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday, 9 February

Saturday, 4 February

Tyler Caruana, Tom Lahey, Will Nolan, Lachie Rologas

Ben Cross, Aaron Dart, Travis and Ryan Browning

Please Note: If you cannot fulfil your commitment to take part in these service programs, please advise Mrs Righetti ASAP.

UNIFORM SHOP BLAZER FITTINGS $65 deposit will need to be paid asap for orders to be placed for Years 10,11&12 students measured for blazers on Monday. With Term 1 finishing end of March there is a shorter time frame for manufacture and delivery this year so orders need to be placed immediately to have the blazers for the beginning of Term 2 as required. ROSTER VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE UNIFORM SHOP ONCE A MONTH DURING TERM TIME HOURS LISTED BELOW. Please ring 36319055 or see me at the shop and let me know if you can help. Thankyou.

TRADING HOURS TUES 12-4PM,WED 10AM-2PM, THURS 7.30-11.30AM.

TUCKSHOP ROSTER DATE

HELPERS

Fri

03/02 Evelin Liddell, Kim Oakes, Joanne Casey

Mon

06/02 Lorraine Durigon, Leanne Basile, Alison Broughton

Tue

07/02 Michelle Smith, Sara Cronk, Cheryl Jahnke, Laura O’Dea

Wed

08/02

Thu

09/02 Jacqui Baldock, Liz Dittberner, Cheryl Manche, Andrea Massey

Fri

10/02 Susan Mobbs, Sue Furmeister, Tanya Smith, Liz Kelly

Sandra Appleby-Lake, Janette Mulherin, Debbie Birthisel, Jeana Scott

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WEEK THREE February 03 AIC/CIC Swim Meets February 04 AIC Cricket/V’Ball Rnd 1 (A) CIC Cricket/V’Ball Rnd 1 (H) February 06 Bullying Awareness Week February 07 Academic Assembly - 9.35am Callan Centre February 08 Parent Education Evening - guest speaker Dr Paul Gibney 7pm Waterford Building February 10 Induction Mass - 9am Callan Centre CIC/AIC Swim Meets February 11 AIC/CIC Cricket, V’ball Round 2 (H) February 12 60th Anniversary Mass 11am - 12pm, Open Day 12pm - 2pm

WEEK FOUR February 13 Year 12 Parent Information Evening, Assessment Calendars issued Year 12 leadership Afternoon February 14 Year 9-12 Inter-House Swimming Carnival February 15 Year 5-8 Inter-House Swimming Carnival February 16 Inter-House Chess Round 1 February 17 Inter-House Chess Round 1, College Swimming Championships February 18 AIC/CIC Cricket, V’Ball Round 2 (A) 21

Calling - Issue 02 (02 February 2012)  

I trust that the first week of school was manageable for everyone despite the terrible weather conditions.