10 February 2011
Dear Members of the St Patrick’s Family, Tomorrow we celebrate the Induction Mass to mark the beginning of the school year and to acknowledge the Year 12 students and the important role they have in 2011. This is always a special mass however, it takes on greater significance this year with Fr Bryan Roe concelebrating with Fr Liam. Fr Bryan is a past student of the College and was recently ordained as a priest and returns to St. Patrick’s College to celebrate his first mass at St. Patrick’s College. We are very honored that Fr Brian has been able to celebrate this special mass and as a College Community we congratulate him on his ordination to the priesthood. I extend an invitation to parents to attend our Induction Mass tomorrow. This week has been Bullying Awareness Week at St. Patrick’s College. Each morning the students in the Houses and Tutor Groups have been participating in an Anti-Bullying Program. The students have been made aware of both their rights and responsibilities as a member of the St. Patrick’s College Community and why bullying has no place at St. Patrick’s College. The different types of bullying have been identified and importantly the harmful effects of bullying have been highlighted. At St. Patrick’s College there is a very clear Anti-Bullying Policy and all students are expected to adhere to this policy. I would encourage parents to speak with their sons about bullying and the program they have participated in this week. I also wish to acknowledge the work of Mr Torrisi, the House Deans and Group Tutors in developing and delivering this program. February 15 will always be a significant day in the history of St. Patrick’s College. Last week I sent home a letter detailing what the College is doing to acknowledge the anniversary of the death of Elliott Fletcher. The Mass and Blessing of the Memorial Garden will be both emotional and significant for the College Community. As a ‘Band of Brothers’ we will again unite and stand together. During the first couple of weeks a number of Information evenings have been conducted. The purpose of these evenings is to assist families by providing any information for the beginning of the school year. At these meetings I have mentioned a few key points and will take this opportunity to reinforce a few of these points. Firstly, the key focus areas for the College Leadership Team are: Edmund Rice, Curriculum, Information Technology, Pastoral, Student Diversity, Community The College Focus Statement for 2011 is: Valuing the Opportunities, Preparing the future, Leading the way The Year 12 Focus Statement is: Stand and Deliver Another issue I would draw to your attention is regarding parking and driveways around the school. With a large number of cars and buses on the roads each day I ask parents to exercise great caution when on the roads near the school. Please avoid ‘drop off’ and ‘pick ups’ in Park Parade, Twamley Street and Yundah Street. Instead use Pier Avenue and Signal Road for this. I would ask parents to avoid the practice of double parking to drop off or pick up their sons. This is dangerous and dramatically increases the risks to the students. The police have indicated to me that they will be increasing their patrols around the streets and will be booking cars that double park and disobey the road rules. I reiterate that there is ample space to drop off and pick up students in Signal Rowe and Eagle Terrace. The students can walk down Twamley Street to enter and exit the College. Thank you for your support and understanding regarding this issue. Please keep in your thoughts and prayer Darcy Devine who was burnt last weekend. Darcy is home from hospital but will have a long road to recovery. Please remember Darcy. By now you would be aware that The Calling is produced each week. It will be posted onto the College website each Thursday afternoon and a link for The Calling will be emailed to all families each Thursday also. The Calling is the major source of information each week and I encourage families to read The Calling. Finally I believe that good communication between home and school is key to a successful year. I encourage you to develop communication channels with your son’s teachers and House Dean. All staff have email addresses and can be contacted easily this way. Have a great week
Dr Michael Carroll College Principal
STUDENTS Frank Torrisi Bullying Awareness Week 2011:
any other member of the teaching staff.
Bullying is a systematic and repeated abuse of power. In general bullying may be defined as: • dominating or hurting someone • Unfair action by the perpetrator(s) an imbalance of power • A lack of adequate defence by the target and feelings of oppression and humiliation” Dr Ken Rigby 2010
If there are any questions regarding this program please do not hesitate to call me on 36319084.
What is not Bullying? • mutual arguments and disagreements (where there is no power imbalance) • not liking someone or a single act of social rejection • one-off act of meanness or spite isolated incidents of aggression, intimidation or violence National Centre Against Bullying
Social The first social for the year will be held on Saturday 26 February at PCYC for Year 10, 11 and 12 students. Parents are needed to assist with the running of the social. Please contact Mrs Fowlie in the Student Office if you can assist this Saturday evening. Some of the proceeds will go to the Sports Support Committee and I particularly invite parents whose son is presently engaged in AIC or CIC sport to come along and support the boys, and to raise money for the different sport programs we offer at St Patrick’s. The boys have been asked to wear sensible clothing. Thongs are not appropriate for the Social.
Other details are as follows:• Venue – Albany Creek Leisure (Some area shaded) • Time – students must come to school at normal time, and will be dismissed at 3pm • Transport – students will be bused to and from the pool. • Dress - students must wear full PE/ Sports uniform to school on their particular day, and bring togs and towel. No boardshorts are allowed – only speedos or school sports shorts. • Events – as well as competing in at least two swimming events, all students will be involved in a number of fun activities in and out of the water. • Parent involvement – Parents are most welcome to join us at the pool to watch and/or to assist with the judging etc….
Year 8 and 10 Immunisation: BCC forms were distributed during the first week of This week all students participate in a school and should have been by Friday 4 Bullying Awareness Program. The program February. If you have not returned these Academic Points are a component of our consisted of four sessions run in House forms please do so immediately Interhouse Championship and so all the Group. Each House Deans presented boys who received an academic medal information to their House Groups for the Special Event Days: are nominated as this week will gain points for their first part of the session. Boys the moved to days which every student is expected to House. The results are presently based Tutor Group to discuss the information attend unless they have a medical on Semester 2 2010 results and will be presented with the help of their Group certificate. Full commitment to College added to after the Semester 1 2011 Tutor and Senior students. Students were events is expected of all students. The first results. Presently the leaders overall provided with an Anti-bullying information of these days is the Interhouse Swimming are O’Rourke with the Year level booklet that presented extra information Carnival. leaders as follows: – Year 5– Xavier/ about the topics that were being O’Rourke, Year 6 – Xavier, Year 7 – discussed. It is important that you take Interhouse Swimming Carnivals – Next O’Rourke, Year 8 – O’Rourke, Year 9 – time to discuss this information with your week sees the beginning of our InterO’Rourke, Year 10 – Kennedy and son maybe at the dinner table it would be House competition with Chess and Year 11 – Quane, a great conversation starter to find out Swimming competitions. The Year 5-8 what he learnt or discussed and what to Swimming Carnival will be held on Wednesday, 16 February and the Year 9 Scooters, Skate Boards, are not do in some of the situations presented -12 Carnival will be held on Thursday, 17 permitted as a means of transport to All students will have discussed a range of February. The intent of these days is to and from school. provide opportunities for the good Topic which includes: swimmers to show their talent, to enable • What is Bullying? every student to participate and gain • The impacts and effect of bullying? points for their House, to have a fun day and to develop leadership. As a • Strategies to deal with Bullying consequence the Swimming Carnivals are Behaviour. designated Special Event Days. It is The final session on Friday will see St expected that every student will attend Patrick’s College launch the Anti-Bullying the respective Carnival, unless he has a Reporting Portal. This can be found on the doctor’s certificate indicating his Student Cafe and Parent lounge. Both inability to attend school on that Students and parents are able to provide particular day. Students who are able to information about incidents of bullying. attend but unable to swim on the day This is not the only form of communicating must bring a note in to their House Dean incidents of bullying to the College. If you prior to the Carnival day. Failure to feel that your son may be a victim of follow these guidelines will result in the bullying please do not hesitate to call student being issued a Saturday your son’s House Dean, Group Tutors or detention. Page 2
COLLEGE DEAN David Gardiner College Website - I encourage all parents to continue utilizing the College Website to access information about the College. Once parents log onto ‘Parent Lounge’ you can access numerous information icons. One significant icon in Parent Lounge is the ‘School Links’ icon at the top of the page. This will lead you to a series of links down the left side— including ‘Latest Information’ which will contain items such as Dr Carroll’s latest letters home to families, plus Powerpoints from the recent Parent Information Evenings. The ‘Contacts’ links contains phone numbers and email addresses for all teachers. Following on from my own reflection last week on the India Immersion I have included Jack Nolan’s (Year 12— Mooney) reflection on his Immersion experience. I hope you enjoy reading the stories from the boys involved in the Immersion.
of their working lives. This is but one of many similar cases that I saw in India. There is however, one major difference between this example and the others; these girls received help. Most of the people I saw will not. It was not uncommon to find someone who had been doing the same thing for more than 25 years. This is one of millions of similar stories across India.
find time to leave the house and see my mates. I think that the best choice I made while at St Pats was to use all of the time I had here during the day. I kept telling myself that if I am sitting in a classroom at school and not doing schoolwork, then I am wasting both mine and my teacher’s time, and my parent’s school fees. It was a case of: If I have to be here, I may as well work.
A contribution, like the one made by Mooney House, can make a huge difference to the dignity, self-esteem and future of those people affected. What may seem like a small or insignificant donation from you can have untold effects on the quality of life of those who receive it in India.
And that’s what I would encourage you all to do. Use your time here. I’m not just telling you to use your time wisely and make every moment count, I’m simply saying when you’re here, work hard. In the same vein, the best advice I can give would be to listen to your teachers. They sincerely want you to do well. So use your teachers as a resource, ask questions, tell stories, argue over an answer, find things out but always prepare to be wrong. It’s the only way to learn.
Luke Reynolds Speech Good morning Dr Carroll, staff, students, parents and friends. I am proud to stand here today as a member of the ever growing group of old boys who are At our Academic Assembly this week we welcomed back after earning an OP 1 to were privileged to hear an inspirational 5. My name is Luke Reynolds and I was speech by our 2010 Dux Luke Reynolds. I fortunate enough to be named DUX of the have also included Luke’s speech and I College for 2010. Firstly I would like to feel there are some excellent tips that you personally congratulate all the young men could discuss with your son. receiving academic medallions today. These awards are a testament to your India Reflection—Jack Nolan: In trying hard work and dedication. to describe my time in India, I could explain our itinerary and nearly four There are many misconceptions and myths weeks of amazing activities and sights. surrounding Year 12. Namely being that However, on reflection I think a more to achieve a decent OP you need to study effective way of explaining my true 6 hours a day, hire a tutor, quit your job, experience of India might be by sharing quit playing sports, never leave your this simple story. room or never see your mates. Whilst doing those things might help, it’s not a In India as you read this there are people great way to spend the last year or two working under conditions that if seen in of your schooling life. Australia would be considered abhorrent, yet they consider themselves lucky I know for a fact that some of my because they at least have work. There classmates did quit their jobs, but some are young women working as teachers for worked right through Year 12. Some did untouchable children. Untouchables in crazy hours of study into the night, some India are so named because for normal preferred to finish their homework and people they are considered lowly, that is, leave it at that. And some did employ the they are considered disgusting to touch, fabled, mythical all-knowing tutor. or to come in contact with, and that Regardless of the combination, they found anyone who does should be shunned. a balance that worked. Every one of the old boys behind me achieved an OP 5 or Yet they continue to work for the better because they set a goal and equivalent of less than $10 a month. worked towards them. Hard work and Because of money given by Mooney dedication, that’s why we are all here. House, these young women will now start Personally, I found it hard to fit in most of getting paid. If there is enough money, the study after school. Up to four nights a one or two of the girls will hopefully be week training for some sport or another put through Teacher College. After this, if with a game on the weekend simply they are lucky they will achieve their wouldn’t allow it. So I made the trade off dream of working in a government school to play sport but lose my Sundays. This for the equivalent of less than $3000 a obviously meant that I didn’t have a job year for what will most likely be the rest throughout Year 12 but I was still able to
Before I go I would like to thank a few teachers who made my last year more enjoyable. So thank you Mr Phillips and Mr Ellison for being two of the nicest men I’ve been fortunate enough to meet. Thank you Miss Worthington for truly pushing us to achieve the best we possibly could. Thank you Mr Lawrence for always pushing me along and giving me such good advice. Thank you, Mr Hoysted for being such a top bloke in RE. Thank you, Miss Morgan for your constant guidance and challenging advices. and thank you Mr Van der Weide for livening up what could be some of the most boring subjects on offer with your quirky banter and interesting test supervisions. So to those of you receiving awards today, congratulations. To those of you who aren’t, set your goal and get there. Thank you for your time today. Work hard. Have a great year. Fight the good fight.
STUDIES Chris Campbell It has been a good beginning to the academic year boys appear focused and committed to classwork. The year 7-9 netbook program, although in its infancy is proving to be highly effective. In recent weeks, parent information evenings for students in years 5-9, Year 11 and Year 12 have been well attended. On Tuesday of this week, the College held the first Academic assemblies for 2011. On this occasion it was our great privilege to have the achievements of students in Semester two, 2010 as well as those in our senior class of 2010, who received an OP score between 1-5. For many people the highlights of the assembly was the rousing speech given by 2010 College Dux and OP 1 student Luke
Reynolds. On Monday of next week (14 February) assessment calendars for Semester One will be distributed. Both parents and students are asked to display this calendar in a prominent position at home. Please take the time to highlight all assessment tasks relevant to your son. Could I request that all parents and students spend time reading the College assignment policy, which can be found in the student diary. It is a detailed policy, which is set out in point form to allow for ease of access. It is essential that all parents and students are aware of the requirements of this policy as teachers have been requested to follow it exactly. Submission of assignment work, in order
and on time, is a very important aspect of the boy’s academic journey. Whilst the policy is highly structured it attempts to be fair to all concerned. Well done on the strong start to 2011. Let’s keep it going!! Year 11 Drama – Change of Performance Date The combined St Patrick’s and St John Fisher Colleges Year 11 Drama Course Production that was scheduled to occur on the 4th April 2011 has been moved to the 31st October 2011 due to Musical commitments. Mrs Marthy Watson / Mrs Janet Garside
MINISTRY Emily Rotta—Counsellor So those long hot summer days are now coming to an end and it’s time to get back into the routine of school. If you’re a little bit worried about how you are going to adapt don’t freak out! All the talk about assessments and deadlines again can get a little overwhelming but there are some small things that you can do. What is stress? Stress is a normal part of daily life. It’s a natural physical and mental response that is designed to help you cope effectively with emergencies. Among other things, stress makes your body produce chemicals that raise your heart rate and blood pressure and increase mental focus. This helps you to perform well in a challenging situation over a short period of time. The problems from stress happen when stress is regular and doesn’t let up. The chemicals the body releases can build up and cause changes that damage your physical and mental health. What causes a person to feel stressed? There are lots of different causes for stress. Things that affect one person may not be a problem for someone else. The important thing is to work out what’s troubling you. Stress can come from different areas of your life. There may be problems at home with your family, such as your parents splitting up or one of your parents having a new baby. School can also be a cause of stress. Many young people worry about schoolwork and exams or about how they get on with other students. As well as wanting to do well for themselves, they may feel that they have to meet family expectations, and that they’re expected to do as well as friends or siblings. They may be keen to do well in their schoolwork, but have other problems like being bullied or falling out with friends.
Or they may have other responsibilities that take their time, such as caring for a sick sibling or parent, or needing to work as well as going to school. WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT? There are some simple tips to help you reduce and deal with stress in your life. Sort out relationship problems Stress in relationships – whether this is with a partner, friends, your teachers, your parents or other important people in your life – is a major cause of depression. You might want to talk to a counsellor or someone who can help you to work things out. Take time out Don’t spend too much time worrying about things that are stressing you out. Take some time to do something distracting or something you enjoy, such as going out with friends, going to the gym or a yoga class, listening to music, playing sport or watching a movie. Keep things balanced Try to make sure you have a balance in your day between work and doing the things that you enjoy. This might mean learning to say ‘no’ more often so that you don’t take on new things that will add to your to-do list, or your stress levels. Get organised Organise your time so your homework and assignments are not left to the last minute and avoid studying until late at night. Exercise Physical activity such as swimming, walking, yoga, cycling, rugby or going to the gym can help reduce the tension in your muscles and your mind. Try to do some exercise every day, even if it’s just walking around the block. Relaxation exercises Exercises that slow your breathing and relax your muscles can help with stress.
Slow breathing (three seconds in, three seconds out) for five minutes can be a useful short-term coping strategy for when you’re feeling stressed. Relaxing your muscles might help with aches and pains, fatigue, headaches and difficulty breathing. Try sitting in a comfortable and quiet room, then tense each group of muscles for 10 seconds and relax them for 10 seconds. KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER • Everybody feels stressed sometimes – something may be happening in your life such as starting a new job or school, arguments with family, friends or a partner, or you may be worrying about schoolwork or an upcoming exam. • If stress is excessive and never lets up, it can take a big toll on you, causing many different symptoms. • Stress is not the same as depression – but for some people, being stressed for a long time can end up leading to depression. • There are ways of reducing and managing stress. In the meantime, try not to spend too much time worrying about the things that are causing you stress. • You don’t have to manage stress on your own – it’s a good idea to talk to someone (e.g. teacher, house dean, college counsellor, doctor, other adult you can trust) about how you are feeling. WHERE TO GET HELP Don’t wait for stress to get so bad that you start feeling depressed or helpless. Try to work out what is troubling you and then talk to someone who can help. If schoolwork or exams seem overwhelming, talk to a teacher or school counsellor.
MINISTRY CONT’D Emily Rotta—Counsellor Cont’d If you have a health concern that is causing you stress – then speak to a doctor. If you are having relationship, friendship or family problems, talk to an adult you can trust.
Local Clinics & Children’s Programs Find a Psychologist: www.psychology.org.au
Places to get help Phone help lines and websites If you need to talk to someone, find more information or find out where you can go to see someone, these numbers and websites may be helpful.
Thinking Families 17 Harry Street, Ashgrove Qld 4060 Ph (07) 3371 0299 email: email@example.com
Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800 (free call from land line) www.kidshelp.com.au • Your local doctor (GP) A General Practitioner (GP) is a doctor you can make an appointment to see if you’ve got a health problem. There are lots of GP clinics - some are in suburban streets, while others are in shopping centers or community health centres. • Counsellors, psychologists and psychiatrists Information on the different types of health professionals and how to access them. • Youth community services Learn about the range of community-based services available. • Education support services Schools, universities, TAFEs and alternative education centres often have their own help services such as counsellors, chaplains and nurses. • Your local hospital or health centre nearest to you.
The following Clinics offer various children’s group programs & Individual Counselling
Pathways Health and Research Centre 18/8 Catherine Street Woolloongabba QLD 4102 Ph (07) 3391 6866 | Fax (07) 3217 4866 Website: http:// www.pathwayshrc.com.au/ Relaxation Centre 15 South Pine Rd, Alderley, Brisbane, Queensland 4051 Ph ( 07) 3856 3733 Website: www.relaxationcentreqld.org Relaxation Centre 15 South Pine Rd, Alderley, Brisbane, Queensland 4051 Ph ( 07) 3856 3733 Website: www.relaxationcentreqld.org Sources This fact sheet is based on the following sources, which provide more detailed information on dealing with stress. • beyondblue www.youthbeyondblue.com • ReachOut.com - www.reachout.com Youth Opportunities Nominations For The 2011 YMCA
Queensland Youth Parliament Close In 15 Days! Nominations for the 16th Annual YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament program are open now! Nominations are open to all Queensland residents aged 15 - 25 years who are passionate to enact change and give Queensland's young people a voice within the political process. The nomination period will commence from 12:00am on Monday, 10th January, 2011 and will close at 11:59pm on Friday, 25th February, 2011 and will be available on the YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament website www.ymcaqyp.org.au under Get Amongst It! > Nominating For QYP > QYP 2011 Queensland Youth Parliament is an amazing opportunity to make a difference in your local community and this the 16th year will be no different - a year of great achievements and definitely one to remember. If you have any further questions, check the FAQ section on the website or do not hesitate to contact the YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament directly - through the website contact feature, direct email to this message or via phone on (07) 3253 1704 and someone will get back to you as soon as possible! Mrs Emily Rotta College Counsellor also has some information brochuers and application forms. Nominations are coming in thick and fast, so make sure yours is one of them. You don't want to miss this! You only have 15 days left! - Best Of Luck :)
Marthy Watson—Campus Minister children and was started in 1999 the town of George, South Africa. The staff members of St Patrick have also generously donated sleepwear and underwear for the women and children. It is through visible actions like this that our young men learn compassion and kindness and show that we truly live the Edmund Rice vision where we as community care for the poor and marginalised people of the world. I am always humbled by the generosity of This semester we hope to meet all new students and make contact with their the St Patrick’s Community. In the parents. Our office is across from the December holiday I travelled to South Africa accompanied by Mrs Anne-Maree tuckshop and we invite you to come in and say hello to us. Bliss and Mrs Dionne Tually. We took with us money collected by the Kennedy We hope that 2011 will be a successful House students and staff to our overseas and prosperous year for all. project. $7500-00 was raised by Kennedy House to support thePhambili God bless project, a shelter for abused women and children in South Africa. The shelter provides a safe haven for women and It is a very good feeling to be back again in the role of Campus Minister and especially to be surrounded by a team of compassionate and devoted staff and volunteers. As a team we would like to focus on creating the best outcomes for the St Patricks young men by giving them the opportunity to be involved in the numerous activities we provide during the year.
Thymon Venter (House Leader Kennedy House) Dionne Tually, Anne-Maree Bliss, Marthy Watson
ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR OF SPORT—LUKE DONATINI It has been bought to our attention that some students are opting to catch the train (Shorncliffe Station to Sandgate Station) or a bus to Curlew Park for Cricket training. Whilst catching these forms of public transportation some students are getting changed into training gear whilst on the train or bus. Can we stress to all students attending Cricket training, you are required to walk to Curlew Park and are NOT to take public transportation. The act of getting changed on public transport is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated by the College. It is however acceptable for students to be picked up and driven to Curlew Park by their parents etc. Could we ask that all parents assist the College with this request and speak to your son about this matter if he is involved in Cricket training at Curlew Park. Important Points - 2011 CIC/AIC Cricket and Volleyball Season. 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. 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. Congratulations • Hamish Thompson (Year 10) & Callum Thompson(Year 7) – have both been selected to play Indoor Cricket for Queensland. They will be competing at the Australian Indoor Cricket Championships in Melbourne in July. • Callum Sanders (Year 5) - swum in the Queensland Sprint Championships at Chandler on Sunday and placed 1st (Gold) in Butterfly (36.84). Callum is now the State Champion for his age group in this event.
Sporting Results Please be advised that no sporting results (or team reports) will be published within the Calling. All SPC weekly sporting results can be obtained by viewing them:
In Sunday’s Newspaper (Sunday Mail) Sports Section under Sports Results (AIC and CIC).
On the St Patrick’s College Web Site (click on ‘News & Events’ and then click on ‘Sport & Culture Results’).
Sporting Wet Weather (Cricket) The College provides you the following option when dealing with wet weather or cancellations:
Junior and Secondary Sports Information Line is 36319080. For Saturday sport, the line will be amended by 7.00 am after consultation with the opposition College’s Sports-master and College Grounds Staff.
As a ‘golden rule’, unless the Cricket has been called off you should make the effort to get to the venue and let the umpires or coaches make the decision to call the fixture off.
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 Football Sign On All students who wish to play football for SPC and did not sign on today (10th February) please see Mr Corey Meehan or Mr Ryan Schultz ASAP to sign on.
VOLLEYBALL CO-ORDINATOR —CHRIS CARLILL AIC Volleyball – Round 2 12th February 2011 St Patrick’s College Vs St Laurence’s College SLC Brady Hall – Stephens Rd, South Brisbane Time 8.00am 9.00am 10.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm
Court 1 14C 14B 14A 16A 2nd VI 1st VI
Time 8.00am 9.00am 10.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm
St Lauren’s College Gym: Brady Hall, St Laurence’s College, Stephens Rd, South Brisbane (off Stephens Road)
Court 2 13C 13B 13A 15B 15A 3rd VI
ACTIVITIES CONT’D CRICKET CO-ORDINATOR—RYAN SCHULTZ AIC Cricket - Round 2 St Patrick’s College Vs St Laurence’s College 12th February 2011 Team 1st XI
Time 9:30 - 5:15pm
1:00 – 5:30pm
3rd XI 4th XI
1:00 – 5:30pm 1:00 – 5.30pm
1.00pm – 5.30pm
8:15am – 12:45pm
8:15am – 12:45pm 8:15am – 12:45pm
Venue St Laurence’s Playing Fields Field 1 (Turf) Curlew Park Oval 1 (Turf) Curlew Park Oval 2 (Turf) St John Fisher Oval 3 (Syn.) Sandgate/Redcliffe Cricket Fields (Syn)
Location St Laurence’s Playing Fields Nathan Rd, Runcorn Curlew Park, Shorncliffe Curlew Park, Shorncliffe St John Fisher College, Bracken Ridge Off Board Street Sandgate (Behind Club House) Curlew Park, Shorncliffe
Curlew Park Oval 1 (Turf) Curlew Park Oval 2 (Turf) St Laurence’s Playing Fields Field 2 (Turf)
Curlew Park, Shorncliffe St Laurence’s Playing Fields Nathan Rd, Runcorn
8:15am – 12:45pm
St Laurence’s Playing Fields Field 6 (Syn.)
St Laurence’s Playing Fields Nathan Rd, Runcorn
1:00 – 5:30pm
St Laurence’s Playing Fields Field 2 (Turf)
St Laurence’s Playing Fields Nathan Rd, Runcorn
1:00 – 5:30pm
Leopardwood St Park Oval (Syn.)
1:00 – 5.30pm
St Laurence’s Playing Fields Field 6 (Syn.)
Cnr. Leopardwood St and Daw Rd, Runcorn St Laurence’s Playing Fields Nathan Rd, Runcorn
Please Note: A Canteen will be in operation at Curlew Park and BBQ at St John Fisher College St Patrick’s College Venue: Curlew Park, Curlew St, Shorncliffe / St John Fisher College - John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge / Sandgate Redcliffe Cricket Fields - Board St, Sandgate. CIC Cricket - Round 2 St Patrick’s College Vs Brisbane Grammar School Team 7A
Time 8.00am – 11.30am
7.30am – 9.55am
Venue St John Fisher Oval 4 (Syn.) BGS Oval No.2 (Turf)
8.00am – 11.30am
BGS No.1 (Turf)
6B T/20 6C T/20
7.30am – 9.55am
St John Fisher Oval 2 (Conc.)
7.30am – 9.55am
5B T/20 5C T/20
7.30am – 9.55am
7.30am – 9.55am
BGS Northgate No.5 (Syn.) Vs Villanova 5D Green St John Fisher Oval 1 (Conc.) Vs Villanova 5D Gold Coorparoo SS Oval Vs Iona 5D Grey Curlew Park P&F Oval (Conc.) Vs Villanova 5D White Belmont SS Oval
Location St John Fisher College John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge BGS Playing Fields College Road, Spring Hill BGS Playing Fields College Road, Spring Hill St John Fisher College John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge BGS Playing Fields Cnr Nudgee & Toombul Rds Northgate St John Fisher College John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge
Coorparoo State School Halstead Street, Coorparoo SPC Playing Fields 7.30am – 9.55am Curlew Park, Curlew St, Shorncliffe 5D 7.30am – 9.55am Belmont State School T/20 Old Cleveland Road, Carindale Please Note: A Canteen will be in operation at Curlew Park and BBQ at St John Fisher College Page 7
ACTIVITIES CONT’D CRICKET CO-ORDINATOR CONT’D—RYAN SCHULTZ 2011 Cricket Training Schedule All training will run as per the 2011 Training Schedule for the remainder of the year. 2011 Training Schedule:
Monday and Wednesday
Tuesday and Thursday
3:30 – 5:00pm
3:30 – 5:00pm
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Specialist Coaches: Charles Brauer, Mark Ellison, Jacob Judd: Bowling, Batting and Fielding
Specialist Coaches: Charles Brauer, Mark Ellison, Jacob Judd: Bowling, Batting and Fielding
Under 14 A, B, C
1st XI, 2nd XI
Under 13 A,B,C
Under 15 A, B, C
Year 5 A,B,C
Year 6 A,B, C (6A Wed/Thurs)
3rd XI, 4th XI (Wed & Fri)
Year 7A, B, C
3rd XI, , 5th XI
It is essential that all cricketers are down at Curlew Park before 3:30pm and are ready to start training at 3:30pm. Selections: All coaches will let their respective age group players know of team selections for this weekend. Cricketers can also view teams for this weekend’s fixtures on the Cricket Noticeboard.
SWIMMING CO-ORDINATOR —SHANE BOWDEN AIC and CIC Swimming Meets 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 Yundah Street (drop off) at the conclusion of the last scheduled AIC or CIC event. Expected times of arrival back at SPC: • CIC Bus – approx. 6.30pm • AIC Bus – approx.7.30pm AIC Swimming Friday 11th February 2011 Format: 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 Rd Facilities:
Change-rooms/toilets located between pool and Mayer Oval First Aid Provided
IONA SPC ASH SEC
Min. 2 timekeepers Please supply stop watches
-1 -2 -3 -4
PAD SPLC SLC VILL
-5 -6 -7 -8
ACTIVITIES CONT’D DIRECTOR OF SWIMMING CONT’D—SHANE BOWDEN TIME
EVENT 50 FREESTYLE 100 FREESTYLE
50 BREASTSTROKE 100 BREASTSTROKE 50 BACKSTROKE 100 BACKSTROKE
200/400 FREESTYLE 50 BUTTERFLY 100 BUTTERFLY 200 IM
FREESTYLE RELAY (Time Permitting) MEDLEY RELAY (Time Permitting)
Hot and cold food for sale
All SPC CIC Swimmers are expected to attend! CIC Swimming
Date: Friday 11th February 2011 Venue: Marist College Ashgrove Pool ORDER OF EVENTS
1 2 3 4
50 metres 50 metres 50 metres 50 metres
Breaststroke (unlimited) Backstroke (unlimited) Butterfly (unlimited) Freestyle (unlimited)
Warm Up Start First Race Expected Finish
10 Years to 13 Years 10 Years to 13 Years 10 Years to 13 Years 10 Years to 13 Years TIMING OF EVENTS
4:00pm – 4:30pm 4:30pm 6:00pm
LANE DRAW (AT THIS STAGE) Lane 1 Lane 2 Lane 3 Lane 4 Lane 5 Lane 6 Lane 7 Lane 8
Padua Ashgrove SPC BGS
Additional Notes There will be 2 swimmers in the water at once for all 50m events and each school is provide two time keepers for their nominated lane. BBQ and canteen will be operating. There is parking for cars on Des Connor Flat 5 which is accessible by entering through Glenlyon Drive. There will be no parking for vehicles except on Des Connor Flat 5. Buses must enter via the Frasers Rd entry and drop swimmers off at the bus shelter behind the Main Oval. All SPC CIC Swimmers are expected to attend!
ACTIVITIES CONT’D DIRECTOR OF SWIMMING CONT’D—SHANE BOWDEN 2010/2011 ST PATRICK’S SWIMMING SEASON Greetings all. Training days and times for Term One are detailed as below. A bus will be provided to take students from the pool to school at the completion of training during each morning session, and to Redcliffe Pool on Thursday afternoons. Current Olympic and Australian Coach Ken Wood and his team will continue to coach our swimmers whilst at Redcliffe. We are currently getting large numbers at training, with the most recent session having almost 60 swimmers! Please feel free to take advantage of the great facilities and world class coaching to get the best out of your swimming. Nominations are also already being taken for the upcoming Metropolitan North Secondary Swimming Carnival. Students will need to fill out their details on the respective forms in the Student Office (including events they wish to nominate for, qualifying times and date of birth), obtain Dr Carroll’s signature to compete and pay $15 to Mrs Lee Schultz in the front office to cover nomination costs. Permission to compete forms need to brought with the student on the day of thecarnival. Nominations need to be in by Friday the 18th of January. Training Times Term 1, 2011 Monday (Sandgate) Tuesday (Sandgate) Wednesday (Redcliffe) Thursday (Redcliffe)
6:15am – 7:30am 6:15am – 7:30am 5:45am – 7:30am 3:45pm – 5:00pm
WANTED Junior Rugby Union Players Pine Rivers Pumas The Pine Rivers Pumas is seeking 5 – 19 year olds to play Rugby Union in the 2011 Season. Why choose Pine Rivers PUMAS rugby union club? All our coaches & officials are accredited & are required to have a Blue Card. Our Club promotes a family, fun & friendly environment, low one off fees (no game fees). We are located at Les Hughes Sports Complex at Bray Park. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
2011 Sign on day 13th February 2010 9am – 2pm
COMMUNITY NEWS CONTâ€™D
P & F NEWS Dear Parents and Families of St Pat's, Apologies for not contacting you all sooner. It has been a very busy start to the year for all of us I imagine. First, I would like to congratulate all the Year 12 boys from 2010 who did so well. On behalf of the P&F I would like to wish them all the best for the future. Second, a major plug for a couple of future events. The Shindig is a major event for the school community and I can tell you it is a great night. A dedicated group of parents have been busily organising the night and you have all seen the flyers in The Calling. Can I please request that parents from the P&F jump on board and help with setting up for the night, on the night and then helping with tidy up at the end. Please let me know if you can help. And of course, Wednesday, February 16th. is the first P&F Meeting of 2011. We would love to see as many parents as possible attend the meeting. Please be aware the meeting will start at the later time of 7.45 p.m. Look forward to seeing you or hearing from you. Regards and all the best for a wonderful year in 2011. Malcolm Steeleâ€”0431 197 323 email@example.com
Condolences Our condolences and prayers are passed on to Mrs Julie Bowden and past students Ben, Simon and Adam Bowden on the passing of their Mother In law and Grandmother Mrs Jo Bowden. Also to staff member and old boy, Michael Alvisio and past students Matthew and Martin Alvisio on the passing of their Grandfather Mr Ron Alvisio. Page 13
COMMUNITY NEWS CONT’D
COMMUNITY NEWS CONT’D
COMMUNITY NEWS CONT’D
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Tuesday Morn BBQ— Decker Park, Sandgate 7.25 am—9.00 am
Thursday Morning BBQ — Humpybong School 7. 30 am—9.00 am
Tuesday, 15 February Thursday, 17 February Matthew Aleckson, Samuel Allen, Joseph Champness, Darcy Rhys Bayliss, Jariya BlackmanColahan-Dickfos, Nicholas Bobbert, Cameron Boult, Jaye Delzoppo, Jesse Dickson, Matthew Britton, Jackson Burgess, Lachlan Fegan, Alexander Gillies, Cash Nicholas Herpich
Thursday Evening Street Van — Brisbane City 5.00 pm—8.45 pm
Thursday, 17 February Aaron Loader, Michael Cornish, Sam Hansen, David Southwell
Saturday Night BBQ—Sandgate Sandgate Lagoon 5.45 pm—8.30 pm
Saturday, 19 February Mitchell Horrigan, Mahdi Sherwell, William Lambre, Robin Cameron
Please Note: If you cannot fulfil your commitment to take part in these service programs, please advise Mrs Helen Righetti on 3631 9014
PARENT SON RETREAT
Our first Parent Son Retreat will be held 26-27 March at Koonjewarra Retreat Centre, Springbrook. Cost is $60 per person. This retreat is open to any student in Years 5-12. If you would like to attend please contact Mrs Helen Righetti on 3631 9014 by Monday, 28 February, 2011 Uniform Shop BLAZER ORDERS -DEPOSITS OF $65 NEED TO BE PAID BY THURSDAY 17 FEBRUARY TO HAVE THE ORDERS READY FOR THE START OF TERM 2. BLAZERS ARE COMPULSORY IN TERMS 2 & 3 FOR YEARS 10, 11, 12. VOLUNTARY HELPERS – THANKYOU. ROSTER WILL BE SENT HOME NEXT WEEK. TRADING HOURS TERM TIME TUES 12-4PM, WED 10AM-2PM, THURS 7.30-11.30AM
Fri 11/02 Sue Fuhrmeister, Susan Norton Foster, Wendy Herold, Kay Roubar Mon 14/02 Melissa McKerihan, Katerina Camiller, Donelle McVeigh, Francesca Jacovelli Tue 15/02 Theresa Browning, Gina MacPherson, Chris Hare, Judy Jones Wed 16/02 Bonnie Flaherty, Noelene Jones, Janelle Lake Thu 17/02 Suzanne Brough, Judith Ringer, Gina Jeffery Fri 18/02 Nola Pederson, Jenny Evans, Trisha Fitzpatrick, Maree Denkes
February 11 Induction Mass / AIC and CIC Swim Meets
February 12 AIC Volleyball/Cricket Rnd 2 / CIC Cricket Rnd 2
February 14 Inter-House Chess Rnd 1
February 16 Year 5-8 Inter-House Swimming Carnival
February 17 Year 9-12 Inter-House Swimming Carnival
February 18 Year 12 QCS Workshop / Inter-House Chess Rnd 1 / College Swim Championships
February 19 College Musical Day Camp / AIC Volleyball/Cricket Rnd 3 / CIC Cricket Rnd 3
February 21 Year 6 Camp / Year 8 Camp/Retreat
February 22 Year 6 Camp Year 8 Camp/Retreat
February 23 Year 6 Camp / Year 8 Camp/Retreat
February 24 Year 8 Camp/Retreat
Tomorrow we celebrate the Induction Mass to mark the beginning of the school year and to acknowledge the Year 12 students and the important...