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60 Park Parade Shorncliffe QLD 4017 Tel (07) 3631 9000 Fax (07) 3631 9001 Email

No. 02 

07 February 2013

Dear Members of the St Patrick’s College Community, I hope that you have had a successful start to the school year . I believe Week 1 was a good start to the year despite the fact that the weather was not ideal. I do wish to pay particular mention to the Year 12 students, who, in my opinion have done an extraordinary job in their role as a ‘Big Brother’. watching them at lunch time or assisting their ‘little brother’ onto the bus or train. This was also witnessed at the House Evening last Monday night. It was fantastic to see the great ‘Relational’ aspect of St Patrick's College in action last Monday evening. New students and families mixing with existing students and families along with staff highlighted to me what St Patrick’s College is really about—The people. Last Tuesday, the first of our Spirit Assemblies was held. As a College Community we acknowledged all the students involved in the cricket and volleyball program. This weekend in excess of 500 students will represent St Patrick’s College in cricket, volleyball or swimming .. This is an extraordinary number of students however, I am sure that there are more students who have not committed to a sport this term. It is not too late and I would encourage those not involved as yet to contact Mr Ryan Schultz (cricket) or Mr Tim Walker (volleyball) to ‘sign up’ and get involved. I wish to congratulate Jacob Johannessen captain of volleyball and Hamish Thompson captain of cricket on their appointments. I am very confident that they will lead their respective teams and sports with distinction. Another great aspect of our co-curricular program is the involvement and support from our parents. I met a number of families last weekend at cricket, volleyball and swimming and look forward to catching up with others this weekend. The co-curricular program provides a great opportunity for parents to meet other parents, to support their sons and be part of that ‘Green & Gold Army’ of St Patricks College supporters. I look forward to catching up with many parents over the coming weeks. Next week, the College will host an Academic Assembly where we have the opportunity to acknowledge those students who have achieved academic success last year. The Academic Assembly is also an opportunity to acknowledge those students from Year 12 in 2012 who achieved an OP 1 to 5. Included will be the 5 young men who received an OP 1 and the 4 who achieved an OP 2. This is always a special Assembly and I invite parents to attend. Similarly, tomorrow, the College celebrates the Year 12 Induction Mass. This is a very special Mass where we, as a College Community, celebrate the beginning of the College year as well as acknowledging the special role of the Year 12 students and the College Leaders. I extend an invitation to parents to join the staff and students in celebrating this special day. This week the College has been conducting it’s ‘Bullying Awareness Week’ during Tutor Groups. This program is designed to raise awareness of bullying and importantly highlighting the range of support processes that the College has in place to support students, parents and staff. I encourage parents to discuss the program with their sons and if you have queries please contact your son’s House Dean. I encourage parents to contact your son’s House Dean, class teachers, Heads of Curriculum or the College Leadership Team with any issues regarding your son’s journey at St Patrick’s College. Last year a group of runners began to gather on Sunday morning for a run around the Shorncliffe area. The group known as the ’Shorncliffe Shufflers’ consists of staff, parents, students, and friends and caters for runners of all ability. The group is starting again this year and all are welcome to join the group. Benefits will include improved fitness, great pre-season training and lots of fun. So come along and join the ‘Shorncliffe Shufflers’ on Sunday morning meeting at the College at 7am. Finally this week, I invite parents to come along and meet myself and the College Captain Jacob Johannessen, at the Principal’s Morning Tea, which will be held at Matthew Thomas Café on Eagle Terrace. On Tuesday 12 February at 10 45am . This will be a great way to meet other parents, learn a little more about St Patrick’s College and enjoy a great morning tea in a lovely setting. Tickets are limited and bookings need to be made through the office by Friday. I hope to see you there. Have a great week.

God Bless Dr Michael Carroll College Principal

Please return Student Laptop Agreement forms to the Curriculum Office by Monday 11th February. A Catholic Boys' School in the Edmund Rice Tradition catering for Years 5 to 12

College Dean Inter-House Swimming Carnivals will be held at Sandgate Pool next week for all students. The Yr 5-8 carnival is on Wednesday and the Yr 9-12 carnival to be held on Thursday. These are our first Inter-House competitions and every student is expected to attend and participate. They are special event days (p 25 of Student Diary). If a student is unable to compete he needs to have a note and will be able to help out on the day. All Year 5-8 students are to be at school normal time on Wednesday. We will celebrate Ash Wednesday in House groups and then walk to the pool. All Year 9-12 students are to meet at Sandgate Pool by 8.30am on Thursday. All students will be dismissed at 2.45 pm at the completion of their carnival. Normal buses will collect the boys at the pool as well as at school. Could parents please ensure their sons have:

Full PE sports uniform to wear to/from school/pool


Hat, water bottle


Rashie if possible


Togs or sports shorts (no boardshorts)

Foundation Development Officer

Mr David Gardiner Our new College Intranet—SPC Connect— has been launched. It will be a major aspect of our teaching and learning process with Term planners, Assessment tasks, worksheets, homework tasks and powerpoints all available to students and parents for each of the student’s subjects. New usernames and passwords will be emailed to families this week to enable you access to Connect and Parent Lounge. Connect also provides Student Life Information (Pastoral, House, Sporting, Cultural), Identity information( Retreats, Ministry, Advocacy) and News and Events information. The new SPC App has also been launched. It is currently available free from Apple App store and soon will be available for Android phones. I encourage all families with a smartphone to download the app as another form of communication with the College. Blazers— All Year 10-12 students are required to wear a Blazer as part of their winter uniform (Terms 2 and 3). Fittings have been carried out this week and a deposit of $65 is required so that orders can be confirmed and sent away so the blazers will be ready before Easter.

Mrs Stacey Bishop

Thank you to everyone who has responded to the Foundation’s request for raffle prizes. Without the support of wonderful parents like yourselves and that of the local business community, many of our events would not be the success they are renowned to be. I just wanted to remind you that it’s never too late to contribute to the raffle prize pool. The Shindig is just around the corner on Saturday March 23rd and I know the organiser’s are keen for as many prizes as possible. Anything you are in a position to give will be greatly appreciated - no gift is too small. Gifts can be allocated to a specific event such as The Shindig or Trivia Night or just placed in our general prize bank to be used when required. I know our students are always looking for raffle prizes to assist with their sporting or cultural fundraising efforts. If you are able to help or would like further information please feel free to contact me on 3631 9052 or

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India Immersion

Hayden Piercy

the emotions that rushed through me. Firstly I felt horrible and somewhat ashamed that I had been in the country for all of 1½ hours and I was being treated like a king in comparison to that little boy, girl and dog. I struggled to come to terms with the fact that they lived this way every day of the week, every month of the year and every year of their life. India, a place that is so different yet so similar to the country The thing that also shocked me was the fact that this had we live in today. If I were to go into detail and explain every happened in the first 2 hours so who knew what was to come in the next 3 and a bit weeks. experience, emotion and feeling then I would be able to write a book, so I’ll choose a few…. The next experience that I want to share occurred in JharGetting off the plane in Kolkata was a huge shock in itself: suguda. It was at the Leper Colony Hospital run by the truly the dirt, rubbish and the general culture was truly “a wake amazing Handmaids of Mary. On arrival at the hospital we up call” nothing could prepare me for the shock I was about were greeted with a hearty welcome and morning tea. We to experience. It is an image that will stay with me forever. then all gathered around the operating theatre to watch a Imagine a beautiful 10 -12 year old girl, an adorable little boy full caesarean procedure. However I was lucky enough to go aged around 4 and an average sized dog, all sleeping quietly inside and watch from less than a metre away. That was and peacefully. Now picture them in extremely dirty clothamazing to watch the surgeon and nurses at work and just ing, sleeping on a potato sack centimetres from one of the strengthened my aspirations to become a Cardiac Surgeon world’s most disgusting gutters. Imagine noise that 90% of later in life. We then moved to the Leper Colony. The thing us would not be able to sleep with and the street footpath that struck me the most was that these people are so so so dirtier than any other street in Australia, pure filth. Then imagine unloading your clean bag and dressed in clean clothes happy even though society has rejected them and many are walking around them and through the gates of the complex without limbs. Yet they had the biggest smiles just because in which we stayed. Then walking to your room and going to we came to say hello. Those feelings will be with me forever, sleep on a bed with a mattress, sheets, blankets and a pillow, I want to thank everyone who made the trip possible for me. (things that we all take for granted). I struggle to describe In trying to describe my time in India, I could explain our itinerary and nearly four weeks of amazing activities and sights. However, on reflection I think a more effective way of explaining my true experience of India might be by sharing this simple story.

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AP Identity

Mr Matthew Hawkins

We have our Ministry in Action page on the school web site up and running. Please check out all the latest news and announcements.

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Students from all year levels are welcome to attend the meeting.

We have entered a team into the International Women’s Fun run/ walk on Sunday 10th March 2013 at South Bank. We are going to walk the 5 km and would like to invite all mothers, sisters, aunties of St Patrick’s boys to join us. The link to join the team is on the Ministry in Action page on the school website. All welcome.



The beneficiary for the 2013 event is Mater chicks in pink. The event hope to raise $50,000 for Mater chicks in pink to provide practical and tangible support to women who have breast cancer, providing with immediate benefits whilst investing in research to fight the disease in the future.


Live Below the Line Year 5 Reading program The Paddies Green Fingers Garden RSCPC food drive Celebrating Harmony Day and Close the Gap Day

Mass will be on Tuesday mornings at 8 am in the Fr Liam Chapel at school. Please join us Our prayer this week is for the people of Queensland who have suffered in the recent floods. We pray that they will be comforted and guided by God in this difficult time. Isaiah 43: 1- 2 “…….. Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”

God bless. The Paddies Garden Greenfingers club has started up again and we will meet at the garden every Thursday afternoon at 3:15pm to work in the garden. Thank you to Dr Carroll, who through sponsorship, has provided us with a worm farm. We hope to have it up and running as soon as possible. All are welcome to join the club.

MINISTRY IN ACTION MEETINGS Our Ministry in Action Group will have regular meetings on Friday week B at 8 am in the Waterford Building meeting rooms starting this week. This year we will again organise several events and social justice projects. This semester the focus will be on the following events:

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AP Curriculum

Mr Chris Campbell

Munro, Lachlan Righetti, Matthew Travers, Next Tuesday, 12 February , the College will conduct the first Year 11 Bronze, Thomas Hahne, Jordan Naylor, Awtel Power, Carl Santiago, Year 11 Gold, Patrick Cashman, Jeffrey Academic Assembly of the year as such we recognise the academic performance and scholastic achievement of boys Corcoran, James Ingeri, Sheldon Killick, Christian Rizzalli in Semester 2 2012. Students from Years 6-12 will be awarded gold, silver or bronze medallions as an acknowledgement SCHOOL BASED APPRENTICESHIPS of their hard work during the second part of last year. Could I suggest that boys from Years 6-12 who feel they are eligible to receive an award, make time to check the prize Added to this it is always our great honour to host the lists which have been placed on Mr Gardiner’s window. Seniors of 2012 who received an OP score from 1-5. College DUX, Michael Wallace will address the student body. Award- Australia Post has contacted the College to inform that Inees are as follows. OP 1 Sean Hewson, Duncan Moir, Joshua digenous students, who are currently in Year 10, may apply Smith, Ricardo Thomas Michael Wallace, OP2 Thomas Huth, for a school based traineeship working in the postal delivery Angus lane, Lachlan Marsh, Aidan Williamson, OP 3 Eric Lam, section. The trainee would work at Australia Post one day per OP 4 Ryan O’Dea and Damian Tatum. week and some school holidays, whilst completing a Certificate 2 in Business. Please contact myself or Ms Moody if you Year 5 Bronze Benjamin Ferguson, Alex Ferguson, James are interested. Hastie, Patrick Milward, Tallis Payne, Year 6 Bronze Lakshan Chandrasekara, Zachary Doohan, Tom Kelman, Matthew The number of school based apprenticeship opportunities Lowden, Year 6 Silver Lochlan, Black, Jarred, Megaw, Carl has grown in recent years. Whilst the College does not find Morgan, Ethan Rees, Harrison Wellmann Year 6 Gold Jack these apprenticeships for the boys, we are often contacted Jeffery, Harry Lawrence, Tyson Rose, Callum Waite, Year 7 by agencies or businesses asking for applications. We are Bronze, Mason Budgen, Nathaniel Lake, Darcy Scott, Nicho- happy to pass these onto the College Community. On some las Small, Year 7 Silver, Michael Lawlor, Pearson Locke, occasions, boys and parents have been able to secure apBrock McLean, Matthew Pelling, Quinn Storrie, Year 7 Gold, prenticeships through their own contacts. If this is the case, Adam Aquilini, Oliver Blansjaar, James Cardwell, Calum it is absolutely essential that a request is made to Dr Carroll Douglass, Josep Grew-Figuerola, Samuel Huth, Fraser Killen, for his approval. Whilst we support boys in pursuing a career Lucas Lutter, James Nott, Adam Ravbar, Liam Smith, Joshua pathway, a school based apprenticeship will necessitate a Weeding, Year 8 Bronze, Emal Azami, Isaac Blansjaar, David change to the student’s school routine. The most obvious Fegan, Tom Hardyman, Jordan Humble, Lachlan Lowndes, change will be a requirement to be absent one day per Ronan Morris, Daniel Pozzi, Matthew Smith, Owen Smith, week. In order to support this, the accepted protocol is to Callum Thompson, Year 8 Silver, Cameron Basile, Jeremiah contact the Principal before final signature can be put to Dufourq, Hamish Langenberg, Year 8 Gold, Richard Cook, documents and preferably at the beginning of the process. Jack Graham, Zachary Hume, Matthew Jeffery, Justin Kaumathy, Max Ryan, Gerard Warland, Benjamin Wicks, Year 9 YEAR 12 INFORMATION EVENING Bronze, Adam Edgar, Luke Foster, Benjamin MacCarthy, On Tuesday evening 12 February commencing at 7pm, Year Year 9 Silver, William Sked, Isaak Woods, Year 9 Gold, 7 parents are invited to an information evening on the ColCarter Bell, Patrick Greenfield, Lachlan Kuhr, William Lambre, lege 1 to 1 laptop program. Mr Seers and I will discuss the Jacob Lawrence, Taitaifono Reupena, Fiachra Sides, Josua philosophy behind the program as well as showing basic Sutton, Brian Tiu, Issac Wilkinson, Year 10 Bronze, Joseph operations. Parents are asked to bring their son’s laptop as Champness, Jack Churchill, Jason Hanis, Johannes Hoehen- well as the user name and password. The evening will be steiger, Ryan Hollyman, Junille Mendoza, Harrison Rehm, held in rooms E205-207. Year 10 Silver, Nicholas Durigon, Alex Kallenbach, Luke Teeuwsen, Year 10 Gold, Johan Baines, Matthew Fegan, Welcome back to all for what should be a busy and challengSamuel Huth, Alex McDonough, Thomas McNamara, Lachlan



Year 12 Leadership Afternoon

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Mr Ray Celegato

AP Student Formation 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. Particular congratulations also must go to the Seniors who have certainly started to leave their legacy on 2013. 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 ‘Big Brothers’ in Year 12.

Mr Frank Torrisi 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 too school. SCOOTERS, SKATE BOARDS, ARE NOT PERMITTED AS A MEANS OF TRANSPORT TO AND FROM SCHOOL.

BULLYING AWARENESS WEEK This week all students participated in a Bullying Awareness Program. This program consisted of four sessions run in House Group. All students discussied a range of topics which included What is Bullying? Types of Bullying, the Impacts of Bullying and strategies to deal with Bullying Behaviour. The final session required all students to sign a College pledge in their House.

ST RITA’S COLLEGE DANCE Year 10-12 only. Friday 8 February. 7:30pm to 10:00pm. Cost is $10.00. The venue is Eirene Hall at St Rita’s College, entry via Enderley Road. ID required. Theme is “Wots Not Hot”. Appropriate Clothing must be worn with closed-in shoes. No thongs. All school rules apply. ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE DANCE Years 9-12, Saturday 23 February 7:00pm to 10:00pm request for helpers to assist on AND INFORMATION the night in the cloak room and at the door. Supervision is essential for the night to proceed. If you can assist please This will be held on Monday 11 February. The afternoon will contact Sandra Fowlie in the Student office on 36319070. 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 “Turn the Page”. A BBQ dinner will be provided for the Year 12 students as their attendance at the information evening is required.


YEAR 8 CAMP AND RETREAT PROGRAM will operate during Week 4 (18 February to 22 February). All Year 8 students are expected to attend their camp and retreat as part of their overall curriculum. Forms for the camp have been distributed this week and must be returned by Friday 8 February.

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Director of Culture

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Mr Geoff Samuels

Director of Culture Mr Geoff Samuels

Inter‐House Chess 2013

This year’s Inter‐House Chess Competition commences next Monday and Tues‐ day in the Library during Lunchtimes; MONDAY 11 FEBRUARY – YEARS 5, 6, 9 & 10 TUESDAY 12 FEBRUARY – YEARS 7, 8, 11 & 12 Each house will provide up to 4 players per year level. All games commence at the start of the respective lunch hours (please move quickly to the Resource Centre).

Inter—House Chess Draw ‐ Round One 2013

Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Table 4 Table 5 Table 6 Table 7 Table 8 Table 9

GAME ONE CvM M vK K vC X vT T vE EvX RvQ Q vO O vR

GAME TWO C vK M vC K vM X vE T vX E vT R vO Q vR O vQ

Note: Each House is listed by the first letter except ‘E’ designates RICE HOUSE

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Director of Culture

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Mr Geoff Samuels

Director of Sport

Mr Luke Donatini

IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE 2013 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.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS  Hamish Thompson (Year 12) – batting for St Patrick’s College First X1 on Saturday vs St Peter’s Lutheran College Hamish scored 107 runs to lead his side into a commanding position resulting in a good win.

 Matthew Palmer (Year 8) – Competed at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships at Manly Beach in January of 2013. He achieved 2 silver medals (Board Rescue and Race Relay) as well as placing 4th in the Under 13 Ironman.

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Director of Sport

Mr Luke Donatini

SPC Trimester One Sporting Coordinators Following are the names of coordinators and contact details for this term’s sports. Cricket – Mr Ryan Schultz Volleyball – Mr Tim Walker Swimming – Mr Doug Locke Cross Country – Mr Paul Toohey

A you all can appreciate, successful communication is sometimes the key to smooth running of events. If we are all mindful of the above processes that are in place, we will be up to date and in the know.

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. Updates will also be posted on the new SPC App.

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 - Metropolitan North Trial Information for the following Sports (Cluster Day 1) have been posted on the Met North Website.  10 Years to 12 Years & 13 Years to 19 Years Swimming Trials (please see Mr Locke for further information and nominations)  Regional 18 Years Baseball Trials  Regional 15 Years and 19 Years Volleyball (Independent District Trial is TBA – please see Mr Walker for further details) For further information regarding these and other such trials please see the Coaching Coordinator for that sport. For any sport that does not have a coordinator (eg baseball etc) please see Ryan Schultz (College Coaching Administrator). How to Access Met North Trial Information Look up the Met North web site and then click on the sport you wish to find information about. 1. Once in sports specific section scroll down and if there is a prompt that says ‘13 Sports Name Trials’, click on the ‘read more…’ 2. This will let you access the trial letter/notification, down load all relevant information regarding the trials. If there is no information regarding trials then nominations have not yet been called for. Lastly, your son will then need go to the Sports Department at St Patrick’s College to collect ‘Availability for Selection’ forms etc. to be filled out and signed by the school Principal, Dr Michael Carroll before taking ALL forms to the appropriate sporting trial and handing them into the Carnival Convenor with any required levy to be paid. You can also down load from the Met North website a calendar that outlines all trail dates for the whole 2013 sporting year. By following these procedures, it is hoped that all information will becomes more easily accessible and everyone will have a clearer understanding of when trails are being called. Bramble Bay District Swimming Nominations All SPC students wishing to nominate for Bramble Bay District Swimming MUST nominate through Mr Doug Locke (Swimming Coordinator). Please see Mr Locke for nominations and details. Canteen Assistance Required During Cricket Season If you are able to assist in operating the canteen at Curlew Park or the Callan Centre (whilst your son is playing on Saturday), please contact Mr Donatini (Director of Sport) ASAP for more details. All money raised from the Curlew and Callan Centre

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Mr Ryan Schultz

Cricket Coordinator – Mr Ryan Schultz

AIC Cricket - Round 1 St Patrick’s College vs Marist College 9 February 2013






9:00 - 5:15pm

Curlew Park, Sandgate


1:00 – 5:30pm


1:00 – 5:30pm


1:00 – 5:30pm


8:15am – 12:45pm

Curlew Park Oval 1 (Turf) McMahon Oval (Turf) Cameron Oval (Turf) Hayden Oval (Turf) McMahon Oval (Turf)


8:15am – 12:45pm

15C 20/20 14A

8:15am – 11:15am 8:15am – 12:45pm


8:15am – 12:45pm

14C 20/20 13A

8.00am – 11.00am


1:00 – 5:30pm

1:00 – 5:30pm

Cameron Oval (Turf) Hayden Oval (Turf) Curlew Park Oval 2 (Turf) John Fisher Oval 3 (Synthetic) St John Fisher College Oval 2 (Concrete) Curlew Park Oval 2 (Turf) Curlew Park Oval 3 (Turf)

Marist College Ashgrove Marist College Ashgrove Marist College Ashgrove Marist College Ashgrove Marist College Ashgrove Marist College Ashgrove Curlew Park, Sandgate St John Fisher College John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge St John Fisher College John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge Curlew Park, Sandgate Curlew Park, Sandgate

Marist Venue:

Marist College, 142 Frasers Road Ashgrove

St Patrick’s College Venues:

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


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Mr Ryan Schultz

CIC Cricket Round 1 St Patrick’s College vs Brisbane Grammar School 9 February 2012





7A 30 Overs

8.00am – 11.45am

Curlew Park Oval 3 (Turf)

Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

7B T/20 7C T/20 7D T/20 6A 30 Overs 6B T/20 5A T/20 5B T/20 5C T/20

7.30am – 10.00am

BGS Northgate No.5 (Synthetic) St John Fisher College Oval 4 (Synthetic) BGS Northgate No.5 (Synthetic) Brisbane Grammar School No. 1 (Turf) St John Fisher College Oval 1 (Concrete) Brisbane Grammar School No. 2 (Turf)

BGS Playing Fields, Cnr. Nudgee Road & Toombul Road St John Fisher College John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge BGS Playing Fields, Cnr. Nudgee Road & Toombul Road Brisbane Grammar School College Road, Spring Hill St John Fisher College John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge Brisbane Grammar School College Road, Spring Hill Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

8.00am – 10.30am 10.00am – 12.30pm 8.00am – 11.45am 8.00am – 10.30am 10.00am – 12.30am (vs BGS 6D) 10.15am – 12.45pm (vs St Peter’s Lutheran) 7.30am – 10.00am (vs Padua College)

P&F Oval 1 (Concrete) P&F Oval 1 (Concrete)

Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

St Patrick’s College Venues:

Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate St John Fisher College, John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge

Brisbane Grammar School Venues:

BGS Playing Fields, Cnr Nudgee Road & Toombul Road Brisbane Grammar School - College Road, Spring Hill


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Swimming What a great week for SPC swimming. The participation at both training and Friday night competition was outstanding. Well done to all the students, parents and coaches who participated. The Friday nights continue this week. CIC students visit Moreten Bay Boys College while the AIC boys head to St Peters Lutheran College. Students must sign the bus lists by Wednesday morning tea to ensure all students have a seat allocated for themselves. Next Monday afternoon after school, 11 February, the AIC swim team has been invited to a combined training session with our neighboring College, Padua. The school bus will transport the students. The arrival time back to St Patrick’s will be approximately 6.30pm. Please consider allowing your son to participate in this Inter College event.

Mr Doug Locke Invitational Swimming Carnival Friday, 8 February 2013 Moreton Bay College Pool Wondall Rd, Manly West Moreton Bay Boys College invites CIC schools to attend an Invitational Swimming Carnival Friday 8 February 2013


Order of Events  4.00pm – 50M Butterfly (U9-13) 4.25pm - 50M Backstroke (U9-13) 4.50pm – 50M Breaststroke (U9-13) 5.15pm – 50M Freestyle (U9-13)

Bramble Bay and Metropolitan North nomination forms were distributed to eligible students on Monday this week. It is unfortunate that we cannot send more swimmers to these trials however strict qualifying times and capped athlete nominates per event prohibit large numbers being able to be offered carnival positions. Swimmers who have been given paperwork must ensure they adhere to the nomination deadlines. Lane Alloca on  TRAINING TIMES: 2. BGS/Iona Monday 3.15 – 4.30pm school pool. 3. BBC/Villa Tuesday & Thursday 6.00 – 7.30 Sandgate Pool (Flinders 4. MBBC/SLC Parade, Sandgate) The school bus returns students to 5. GT/Nudgee school. 6. TSS/SPC Friday 6.30 – 7.30am school pool (this session is not appropriate for CIC swimmers who are competing on Friday nights. It’s too long a day!) CIC Parents your assistance with time keeping is required 3.45pm this week. If you plan on attending this Friday nights meet WARM-UP FIRST EVENT 4.00pm and can assist with timekeeping please advise via email. APPROXIMATE FINISH TIME 6.00pm A number of items were lost or incorrectly taken home after There will be a BBQ/canteen facility available for drinks, sauthe CIC swim meet last week. A Ryan House shirt with a student’s name clearly marked was taken. I have a Ryan shirt in sage sizzle etc. Parking: There is limited parking in the my possession unnamed to swap. A pair of HPE shorts were streets around the venue. Buses should approach school also accidently taken. Please return any gear so it can be re- from a westerly direction on Manly Road, turn left into Hargraves Road and left again onto Wondall Road and drop at turned to the correct owner. bus stop at front of college before waiting on the verge of Director of Swimming Wondall Road adjacent to the cricket oval. Parents should Doug Locke enter the college from Hargraves Road and park in dirt park on left hand side adjacent to Gymnasium.


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Mr Doug Locke

St Peters Lutheran College Swim Meet


All AIC Schools Friday 8 February 2013 Format: Times: Venue:


Inter-Collegiate Warm-up - 4.15pm / Start – 4.45pm 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 Rd Hot and cold food for sale

TIME 4.45











Br Chris Pritchard

Xcelerate Your Game! Brad Harbottle’s Coaching & Development PO Box 1000, Redcliffe Queensland, 4020 Australia m: 0412961651 e: Xceltennis

St. Patrick’s College Weekly Tennis Lessons Mornings from 7:00 Open to all tennis players We are offering players the opportunity to join group or private lessons on the school courts before or after school. Lessons start the week of February 4, finishing last week of term. Group lesson cost is $125.00/school term

Sandgate and Districts Junior Tennis, at Deagon Tennis Centre, are holding internal fixtures on Fridays; 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm for juniors and beginners; 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm for seniors and better players. Cost is $5-00 per player with a minimum of three sets of singles and doubles on offer. All St Patrick's College players are invited.

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Volleyball Mr Tim Walker On Tuesday morning we officially recognized the start of the AIC volleyball season with our spirit assembly. Our First VI coach Matt Grinlaubs shared a few of his life experiences as an Olympic player and coach. The theme of Matt’s speech revolved around setting goals, and setting them ‘big’. As we prepare for the AIC season, SPC volleyballers have set their sights to achieve. It is important to remember that to succeed, you must work hard for it. Training is in full flight on Tuesday and Thursdays at Boondall Sports Centre, 3.30-5.00pm. It was promising to see that a number of new boys came along this week to try their hand at volleyball! The draw for this Saturday’s fixtures can be found below. As St Patrick’s College is hosting, we must also provide people to perform ‘duty’ on our home games. Duty requirements are two lines people, and 2 scorers. Over the course of the season, the coaches will endeavor to share the duty commitments around so that boys do not have to stay every week. AIC Volleyball – Round 1 St Patrick’s College vs Marist College 9 February 2013


Court 1


Court 2


14C (1st VI duty*)


13C (1st VI duty*)


14B (14C duty*)


13B (13C duty*)


14A (14B duty*)


13A (13B duty*)


3rd VI (14A duty*)


15C (13A duty*)


15B (15C duty*)


15A (15B duty*)



16A (3 VI duty*)




VI (16A duty*) st



1 VI (2 VI duty*)

St Patrick’s College Venue: Callan Centre – Pier Avenue, Shorncliffe *Players required for duty will be advised at Thursday trainings. Please ensure boys are at the venue 30 minutes before game time. Please Note: Access to Callan Centre is via Yundah Street or Park Pde. Shorncliffe A CANTEEN WILL BE IN OPERATION ALL DAY AT THE CALLAN CENTRE ANY CANTEEN ASSISTANCE WOULD BE APPRECIATED. If any student is unable to fulfill his duties on the weekend, he must get in touch with his coach at least 24 hours beforehand. Coaches emails addresses are as follows: 13A 13B  13C 14A  14B  14C 15A  15B  15C 16A

Chris Carlill Chris Carlill  Aidan Molloy Tim Merrett  Tim Merrett  Aaron Kerr Jeremy Papagallo  Tim Hoysted  Shane Bowden Tim Walker

1st VI 2nd VI  3rd VI

Matt Grinlaubs Dom Crowley  Richard Gradwell

Finally, please wear St. Patrick’s College volleyball jersey and green PE shorts. Players should also bring their own water bottle to the games. Good luck, and Fight the Good Fight. St Patrick’s College Calling | 17

College Gym

Mr Corey Meehan

Corey Meehan Gym Coordinator W: 3631 9028

M: 0435 869 131


MORNING 6:30am8:00am












JUNIOR LUNCH 12:35pm1:15pm



SENIOR LUNCH 1.15pm2.00pm  

AFTER SCHOOL 3:00pm4:00pm







Please ensure you have FULL P.E. UNIFORM (INCLUDING SOCKS) AND A TOWEL if you wish to train. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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Mrs Andrea Sked

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Community Notices Curlew Park Association AGM The Curlew Park Association is holding it’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 13/02/2013. The Association plays a very important role with the St Pat’s sporting fields. (We hold the lease) All are welcome. Any questions please contact Peter Tyrrell on 38654105. The meeting will be held at the Function Room Curlew Park at 7.30pm.

Hello Parents. My name is Wally Anderson. I am the President of the Pine Rivers Pumas Rugby Union Club. Our club prides itself on coaching young boys and girls (girls up to the age of 12) in the game of rugby. We must be doing something right as the list of our past representative player is quite long, including these.   

Drew Mitchell who is one of the current wallaby winger. Junior Pelesasa who an Australia A player and former Reds player. Paul Alo-Emile who plays in the Australian under 20 team at the age of 18 and has just been signed with the Melbourne Rebels, and he still helps out at the club when he’s in town. Last year Terrin Walls made the Australian under 18’s side.

  And who knows you might have the next Wallaby star right under your roof. So bring him or her to the Pumas Rugby Club and let our qualified coaches bring the rugby out of them while they have fun and keep fit. Our sign on days are February 10 17 9am to 2pm at the club house Les Hughes Sports Complex. Baker St Bray Park. Or phone Shane Robbie Registrar on 0427 731 881 Wally Anderson President on 0409 895 703 Or check out our web site Pine Rivers Pumas Rugby Thank you Wally Anderson. President

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Special Events

Mr Doug Locke

Shorncliffe Shufflers Every Sunday morning at 6.55am a dedicated group of parents (mums & dads), friends, old boys, teachers and students gather in the plaza area in readiness for a weekly 7am run. You are invited to join this enthusiastic bunch and enjoy an early morning jog. The group travels around the many scenic trails around the local area. Two runs are offered, 40 and 60 minutes. Both runs begin together and break up around the 35 minute mark. The format of the run is run for 10 minutes and race work for 1 minute. This allows the group to reform and the not so fit member’s time to gather themselves ready for another 10 minutes of jogging. The group began in July last year as an opportunity for the cross country squad to participate in a long run. Our defence of the AIC competition, in the opinion of the older students, was due to the training effect of the weekly long run. In the summer months the runners have enjoyed a cooling swim in the school pool at the completion of the run. We are looking for students & parents who wish to improve their fitness levels for upcoming winter sports, manage weight issues, or just prepare for the upcoming Shore to Gate event to join us. Further details, if required, can be obtained by contacting Mr Craig Gunn or Mr Doug Locke or just turn up! See you on Sunday Doug Locke SPC Cross Country Coach

2013 St Patrick’s Snow Tour Expressions of interest are now being taken for the September school holiday trip to the Perisher Snow fields. Students in year 8 -12 are invited to take part in this annual adventure. Students and parents have been emailed detailed information. Students should act quickly to secure a tour seat. The trip is limited to only 50 participants and will be offered on a first in basis. The boys have already began talking about this year’s trip which promises to provide life long memories of an action packed, fun filled week at the snow. Specific tour information has been distributed via email. Please pay a deposit before the March deadline. All enquires to Mr Doug Locke tour organiser.

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Rosters The Paddies Van is Proudly Sponsored by:

ROSTER FOR UPCOMING SERVICE PROGRAMS Tuesday Morn BBQ Decker Park, Sandgate 7.25 am-9.00 am

Thursday Morning BBQ Humpybong School 7. 30 am-9.00 am

Thursday Evening Street Van Brisbane City 5.00 pm-8.45 pm

Saturday Night BBQ Sandgate Lagoon, Sandgate 5.45 pm-8.30 pm

Tuesday, 12 February

Thursday, 14 February

Thursday, 14 February

Saturday, 16 February

Jordan Noble, Sam Philpott, Patrick Gabriel, Jesse Goldsmith, Aiden Bryett

Cameron Basile, Gregory Beasley, James Newman, Joshua Hutchings, Campbell Taylor, Joseph Carle

Drew Dodswell, Callum Brodie, Jack Vogler, Sam Allen

Jack Pashley, Isaac Artuso, Nathaniel Lake, James Cardwell

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

UNIFORM SHOP BLAZER FITTINGS were held on Monday. Deposit of $65 is required for order to be placed. As Term 1 is very short we need to place order this week to have delivery at the end of Term 1.Years 10,11,12 require blazers in Terms 2 & 3. ROSTER – Voluntary helpers are required on a monthly basis during hours listed below. If you can help please let me know. THANKYOU to the great team of voluntary helpers during the Back To School period. We could not have done it without you, your help is greatly appreciated. TRADING HOURS TERM TIME – Tues 12-4pm, Wed 10am-2pm, Thurs 7.30-11.30am




Tanya Smith, Lisa Pollock, Lorette Atkinson


Mon 11/02

Sally Rudd, Karen Smyth, Joanne Clements, Jeana Scott


Vicki Wolstenholm, Maree Bishop




Debbie Birthisel, Sandra Appleby-Lake, Christine McCann



Jacquie Baldock, Liz Dittbernor, Andrea Massey



Maree Denkes, Leanne Ferris, Leanne Hume, Jenny Evans

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Date Claimers

Term 1 Week 2 & 3

WEEK THREE February 11 Year 12 Parent Information Evening, Year 12 Leadership Afternoon February 12 Academic Assembly February 13 Ash Wednesday, Years 5-8 Inter-House Swimming Carnival February 14 Years 9-12 Inter-House Swimming Carnival February 15 AIC Swim Meet (MCA) CIC Swim Meet (SLC) February 16 Cricket/Volleyball AIC vSEC (H), CIC v BBC (H)

WEEK FOUR February 18 Year 10 Information Evening, Inter-House Theatresports February 19 Parent Education Evening – Brett Lee Internet Safety & Cyber Bullying February 20 Parents & Friend Meeting February 22 College Swimming Championships February 23 Cricket/Volleyball AIC v IONA (A) CIC v TSS (A) Year 9-12 Social February 24 - 26 Kairos 1 & 2 St Patrick’s College Calling | 23

Calling - Issue 02 (07 February 2013)  

I hope that you have had a successful start to the school year . I believe Week 1 was a good start to the year despite the fact that the wea...

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