24 February 2011
Dear Members of the St Patrick’s Family,
As we approach the middle of Term 1 it is timely that I make some comments on academic issues. Last week students were given Assessment Calendars to assist them with their planning and organisation for the rest of Semester 1. These Assessment Calendars are also available on the College website for parents to access. Parents are able to log on to Parent Lounge and click the school links tab. The Calendars list all assessment tasks (exams, assignments, orals etc.) that your son will have for Semester 1. Managing time and ensuring assignments are presented on time is critical and these calendars are one tool to assist your son and develop some strategies around managing the varying competing interests that the boys have throughout the semester. Last week the Interhouse Swimming Carnivals were held. I would like to congratulate O’Rourke House on their overall victory. These were great events and my thanks to the staff and parents who were involved in the organisation and running of the carnivals. Last Wednesday night the first Parents and Friends Meeting was held for 2011. There was a very large number of parents and I am looking forward to another productive year working with the Parents and Friends. During the meeting I indicated that I was keen to establish an ‘Honour Pocket Committee’ that would be responsible for developing a new and more comprehensive set of guidelines for the issuing of the Honour Pockets. If you are interested please contact me via email or telephone Mrs Jan Thompson on 3631 9015. I envisage that the first meeting would be within the next few weeks at night. I will forward details when finalised. This week the Year 6 and 8 students have been on camp. The camp experience is an integral part of the holistic education offered at St Patrick’s College. Earlier in the week I began enrolment interviews for students in Years 5 and 8 in 2013. Please contact Mrs Jan Thompson for an enrolment package. It is intended to have completed these interviews by the end of Term 1 and places are limited. Finally this week I along with a number of staff and half of the Year 12 students will participate in the first Kairos Retreat for 2011. The Kairos Retreat is an extraordinary experience and one that will form an integral part of the journey for the Year 12 students.
Have a great week.
Dr Michael Carroll College Principal
COLLEGE DEAN David Gardiner The devastation we have witnessed in the Christchurch earthquake has been unbelievable. Our thoughts and prayers go to all the people of Christchurch and to our many families who originate from New Zealand. Christchurch is a city I have visited on numerous occasions and one I have many fond memories of. Along with our Brisbane floods and cyclone Yasi, it is amazing the incredible impact Mother Nature can provide to us. It was positive to hear the people of Christchurch talking about the strong community they have and that they will rebuild. We wish them all the best in their recovery. The sense of community is something that we speak of often at St Patrick’s. I have enjoyed watching the Year 12s build our community at St Patrick’s this year through our Big Brother-Little Brother program. It brings a smile to my face to see a Senior sitting with his little brother against a wall in the playground throughout the morning
tea break; to see Year 12s walk their little brother out of the gates each afternoon; to see the Year 12s at the swimming carnival last week spend all of the day with their allocated Year group within their House, supporting and guiding the youngest of our students. I also particularly enjoy the large number of young men who daily say hello to me, ask how I am going, ask what I am doing. They do that so naturally to so many within our community every day. These small actions continue to make St Patrick’s a great place to be a part of. I ask that you congratulate your son for the role he is playing and encourage him to continue to treat every person at St Pat’s in such a caring and friendly manner. This week I will finish meeting with every Year 12 student with regards to their results, goals and actions for this year. They are certainly saying very positive things but the proof will be if they can
back those words up with effective actions. A challenging task that will rely on the partnership between parents, student and staff. The Year 12s of 2011 projected OP scores are fairly positive at this stage. They have around 14% in the OP 1-5 grouping; 45% predicted under OP 10; a medium of 11; but only 74% predicted under OP 15. This is a very solid starting point for the start of their Senior year but will require a lot of consistent work to reach a very high overall result for the year group. I have also provided all the boys who are ineligible for an OP score, with a predicted Rank. This is a score they will obtain if they apply for any QTAC course at University or TAFE. An improvement up to the next level of achievement (i.e. C+ to a B-) will have significant gains particularly if the improvement is in an Authority subject. I invite any Year 12 parent to contact me if they have any questions or concerns about these matters.
INDIA IMMERSION Aaron Hogg In trying to describe my time in India I could explain our itinerary and nearly 4 weeks of amazing activities and sites. However, on reflection I think a more effective way of explaining my true experience of India might be by sharing this simple story….that shows by using something as simple as a person’s name could mean as much as all the possessions we own.
how to say “My name is Aaron,” in Bengali and then once I learnt this she said her name was Rhanni-Kartoon. This led to her continuously testing me on the little Bengali she had taught me and specifically her names. I did not see it at the time but my reward was her joy, that meant the world to me.
Now, after talking to someone without learning their name it feels wrong. A lesson that can be put into action in everyday life could be using the names of the plethora of people you talk to everyday. It is bound to mean the world to someone, as it did for me and RhanniKartoon.
The day started with the group walking into, for me, what seemed to be the centre of India and the highlight of my trip, Loreto Sealdah School. A school which is so diverse and yet accepting of everyone. A diversity which is seen in the Rainbow Children. Children that come from some of the poorest families in Kolkata. Even though the little they have can fit into a shoe box, they make up for riches with heart, love and kindness. As I sat with one of the kids I saw this nature of loving kindness as she taught me
STUDENTS Frank Torrisi — Assistant Principal Student Formation Uniform: A reminder for all students area will face a range of consequences Deans who worked tirelessly over both that the uniform is to be worn correctly at all times. This includes shirts tucked in, socks pulled up, top buttons done up and ties worn correctly. All students were informed at Assembly this week that consequences will occur if they are not wearing their uniform correctly. This is from the moment they leave home until they return in the afternoon.
Public Transport: St Patrick’s is a great school but it can be let down in its public image if the students are poorly behaved on public transport. The College will not tolerate poor behaviour on public transport. Students misbehaving in this
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days to ensure the carnivals ran smoothly and were full of positive spirit. Overall Inter-House Swimming Carnivals: Results: 1st O’Rourke; 2nd Ryan; 3rd Rice; It was a big week with two swimming 4th Quane; 5th Xavier; 6th Mooney and carnivals last week. The spirit and Coffey; 8th Treacy; 9th Kennedy. participation from the students were excellent. The Year 12 students certainly St Patrick’s Social: Our first Social for the led from the front and were very vocal year is on Saturday 26 February. It will with their spirit. The support the House be held at the Sandgate PCYC and is for Leaders gave to the younger students was Year 10 to 12 students. We require parental assistance to help with the cloak extremely impressive. Congratulations to room, collecting the entry fee, selling soft O’Rourke House for their overall win. The drinks and general supervision. Staff will outstanding swimmers will now represent supervise the Social, but parental help is St Patrick’s at the upcoming AIC and CIC essential to help run the evening. If you carnivals. Particular thanks to the House can help, please contact Mrs Fowlie in the Student Office.
MINISTRY Paul Corfield — Campus Minister This week the Year 8s have been exposed to some very unique experiences through camps and retreats. Both of these are a vital part of the boys journey through the College and are set to challenge the boys in more ways than just physically. As a member of the mighty Treacy House I was lucky enough to be involved in the Year 8 retreat at Moora Park on Tuesday. The boys were also joined by 5 Year 11 students who coordinated the students in their various groups. The day started as the students, led by their House Dean Mr Brauer, picked a photo that they believed reflected their time at the College. This was then followed by some quiet time meditation. Things like meditation can often be hard
for any of us, just to put ourselves in a quiet place where we can block out the outside world but the boys handled the challenge exceptionally well. Mediation is important as we all need that time where we can shut things off and this can sometimes be the most challenging thing in such a busy society. The boys then were involved in a session where we talked about storms in our lives. This gives the students and teachers an opportunity to share times when we felt we have struggled in life and how we overcame this. We heard the gospel of Jesus calming the storm before the boys broke off into groups with their Year 11 leaders to share their own storm stories. Soon after lunch our Year 11 leaders washed the hands of the Year 8 men of Treacy house. This comes from the gospel where
Jesus washed the feet of his disciples. This was a very important part of the retreat as it was highly symbolic of how leaders in our community, be at school or the wider world, are not just leaders but servers to the community. The day was something that hopefully was a great experience for the boys. A special congratulations must go to the Year 11 men who led small groups throughout the day. The Year 11s of Treacy House were great and showed maturity in their mentoring of the Year 8 boys, if the Treacy boys are anything to go by then we have an exceptional group of future College leaders.
HOUSE REPORT Andrew Pashley — O’Rourke House Dean As usual we have all had a busy start to the year. Congratulations to all Seniors with the 2011 Induction Mass and especially to the College and House Leaders who received the badges and blazers on the day. We’ve also had the Bullying awareness week in Week 3, two Inter-House swimming carnivals in Week 4, the College Swimming championships on Friday of Week 4 and the Years 6 and 8 camps and Year 8 retreats throughout this week. Next week a large number of seniors will also have their Kairos retreat from Sunday until Tuesday. Apart from all this, Term 1 sport is
nearing the halfway point and rehearsals for this year’s College musical have begun. Inter-House events are also well in progress. The first round of Inter-House Chess has concluded and O’Rourke are currently sitting at second place, with round 2 to begin next week. We have also achieved a second place overall in two tightly contested House Swimming Carnivals, in both of which our new O’Rourke House war cry was an outstanding feature of the day. Well done to all the boys for great attendance at these events.
We want to remind all students that with all this busy activity the main focus for all students should be their school work. Good luck to all boys with their studies as we approach the halfway point of the Term.
Jackson DaForno & Blake Henley (O’Rourke House Leaders)
STUDIES Chris Campbell—Assistant Principal Curriculum
With Assessment Calendars distributed last week, the first wave of assignments will be due shortly. Part of ensuring that all boys produce their most effective work is for a school to construct an effective drafting process. When we consider the best writers in either our history or today, it is not unusual for them to take long periods of time to finalise a piece of work. Some novelists have taken years of work to finally complete a book. Often the finished product is the result of up to twenty drafts, which are continually and painstakingly rewritten. Obviously our boys are not writing a novel, but even journalists who write for newspapers on a daily basis will work and rework an article, often showing it to colleagues for feedback. This is a culture which we are looking to create at St Patrick’s. Completing and submitting a draft of an assignment is one of the most positive and practical ways for students to improve their performance. I have had situations where feedback I have given on a draft has alerted a student to the fact that he was heading in entirely the wrong direction. There have been times that this feedback has resulted in boys who would have received a D, moving to a B or A. At the moment there appears to be some resistance on the part of the boys towards submitting drafts. Perhaps this is because students do not realise the reasons behind asking for a draft and as such see it as unnecessary and extra work. This couldn’t be further from the truth. By setting a formal date for the submission of drafts, it is yet another attempt by teachers to make sure that our boys receive every opportunity to produce their best work. It doesn’t matter which subject, the process is just as important. A second component of drafting is the role the process plays in creating a fair playing field for all students. Receiving a good mark is not the only important aspect of completing assessment. In all subjects, especially Years 11 and 12, a rank order of student performance is constructed. The closer the student
finishes towards the top of this rank order is important. Hence, it is important that to be fair, that when students complete their assessment, it is their own work. It is quite unjust for students who have received excessive tutoring to finish ahead of boys who worked on their own. A well controlled drafting process goes a long way to eliminating this problem. Many thanks to the Year 12 students who participated in the QCS writing Task workshops last Friday and the writing task practice on Monday. The QCS test is extremely important and we must guarantee, as best we can, that our Year 12s do as well as possible. It’s a long road, but I was extremely pleased with the application of the Year 12s. Mr Gardiner and I, also explained yesterday some of the mechanics of OP calculation.
One of the reasons for publishing Assessment Calendars is so boys can learn to organise their projects. A fact of life is that at times we have deadlines which have to be met. This can require sacrifices as well as spending more time as we often would like completing tasks. Requesting extensions because of study time being eroded by work and sport commitments is not realistic. Eventually the students will run into trouble. Putting off work now, can only mean that tasks later in the term will also be pushed back. Students need to be careful that they are not faced with a situation where at the end of the semester they must complete 2 or 3 assignments in 2 or 3 days. Please encourage your sons to meet all commitments as per Assessment Calendars.
The final point for this week is in regard to application for assignment extensions. For the most part we are hesitant to grant extensions for assignments. Our view would be that extensions are only warranted in extreme cases. This might include extended and serious illness or injury or ongoing personal or family difficulties.
Changes To Assessment Calendar Visual Art Year 9A Appraisal 350-400 words From WK6B 1/3/11 Tues P1 To WK8B 15/3/11 Tues P1 Year 9B Appraisal 350-400 words From WK6B 2/3/11 Wed P5 To WK8B 16/3/11 Wed P5 Year 11 Appraisal Monologue 4-5mins From WK6B 28/2/11 Mon P7 and Tues P4 To WK7A 10/3/11 Thurs P1 and Fri P5 Year 12 Creative Arts Knowing 500-600 words From WK6B 3/3/11 Thurs P7 To WK8B 14/3/11 Mon P5 Year 12 Visual Arts Appraisal 800-1000 words From WK6B 3/3/11 Thurs P7 To WK8B 14/3/11 Mon P5
MINISTRY Emily Rotta — Counsellor 5. Do not have a ‘flirty’ or ‘nasty’ log on getting a criminal record. name.
6. Let your parents know where you go
Generation Next: Australia’s Leading Experts on Children & Teenagers in one Event Generation Next is an exciting new initiative featuring a national seminar series and supporting resources aimed at protecting and enhancing the wellbeing of our children and teenagers. Dr Manocha has developed Generation Next in close consultation with leading experts to help address the rising tide of mental, social and emotional challenges affecting young people in our increasingly complex world. Generation Next will provide parents, carers, teachers and anyone who cares about the future of Australia’s young people with accurate information and reliable advice on how to deal with these unprecedented challenges. For more information or to subscribe to the Generation Next newsletter visit http:// generationnext.com.au
25 Ways To Protect Yourself Susan McLean, Cyber Safety Expert and Generation Next speaker gives the following advice on how to help protect young people from being bullied online.
1. Do not reply to rude or nasty comments.
2. Immediately tell an adult if you feel uncomfortable or worried online. 3. If someone is being mean or nasty on MSN – block them. 4. Have your computer in a common area of the house NOT IN THE BEDROOM!
online – just as you would in real life. 7. Make sure that there are filters and other monitoring/blocking software to minimise dangers. 8. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCHANGE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION! 9. Social Networking profiles such as MySpace, Facebook and Bebo MUST BE SET TO PRIVATE. 10. MSN contacts and social networking site friends SHOULD be people that you know in real life. 11. An ‘online friend’ that you don’t know in real life is a STRANGER. 12. Passwords MUST NOT BE SHARED!!!!! Choose passwords that others can’t guess. 13. Change passwords 4 times per year (last day of every term). 14. Be aware that information on the internet is not always reliable. 15. Your parents should check your hotmail/msn/social networking lists. 16. If you are playing games online, YOUR parents should know how to play the game too in case of problems. Play online games together. 17. Learn about search engines and how they work. 18. The internet and the various applications are a lot of fun ……surf safely together with your parents! 19. Immediately exit any site that makes you feel uncomfortable or worried. 20. NEVER allow explicit photos of yourself to be taken in ANY circumstance. 21. If you have found inappropriate content about yourself on a website or are informed about this situation please contact the ISP and or Police or tell your parents to do so a.s.a.p. 22. Help your parents to learn about the internet – share your knowledge of the internet with your parents in a fun environment. If they have some knowledge they will be less likely to be suspicious about ‘socialising online’. 23. There should be house rules about what information you can put onto websites or share with others. 24. Remember that the internet is PERMANENT….be mindful of what you post and how you portray yourself. Pics etc can remain FOREVER. Misuse of the internet and associated technology (bullying/harassing someone) is a crime.…don’t break the law and risk
More information on cyber bullying can be found at CyberSafetySolutions. Writer Helen Splarn. Editor Dr Ramesh Manocha. Source: Susan McLean. CyberSafetySolutions Retrieved 10 February 2011 from http:// www.generationnext.com.au/blog/? p=2324
GAP YEAR PROGRAM information sessions and application due dates Projects Abroad (www.projects-abroad.com.au) will hold an information night 6.30 — 7.30 pm 1 March 2011 at the Brisbane City YHA, 392 Upper Roma Street, Brisbane. Reservations can be made at www.projects-abroad.com.au/more-info/ meet-us/. Letz Live (www.letzlive.org) The application due date for this program is 22 April 2011. Antipodeans Abroad (www.antipodeans.com.au) will present a GapBreak Program information night 6.30 – 7.30pm Thursday 31 March 2011. Venue TBA. Bookings are essential. Register at http:// bit.ly/hBMwJS. Tutors Worldwide (www.tutorsworldwide.org) has its application closing date on 14 April 2011. Applications can be downloaded from the website. Australian Defence Force Gap Year will open in early May. This is a very popular program. It is recommended that students apply as soon as applications open. See www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/ Gapyear/. Lattitude Global Volunteering applications close on 22 June 2011. For more information, visit www.lattitude.org.au.
ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR OF SPORT—LUKE DONATINI
In 2011, St Patrick’s College would like all students and families to support the following fundraising initiative. If your son (or daughter) requires a new fitted mouth guard, we ask that you please contact /make an appointment with the Bracken Ridge Denture Clinic, 2 Wurley St Bracken Ridge. The clinic is run by a St Patrick’s College family and they have kindly offered to donate some of the proceeds of each mouth guard back to St Patrick’s College. All money raised from this venture will go towards the purchasing of equipment for our new College Gym (currently under construction). Refer to the flyer outlining all details of what we would hope to be a successful fundraising venture and service to our College Community.
So if you are requiring a mouth guard this year please support this initiative. CONGRATULATIONS Justin Mullins (Year 9), Aaron Caruana (Year 9) and Jacob Caruana (Year 8) – selected into the Metropolitan North Regional Triathlon Team to compete this Thursday 24th, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th at the Queensland Championships at Suttons Beach, Redcliffe. Liam Roberts (Year 10) – selected into the Metropolitan North Regional Volleyball Team to compete at the Queensland Championships in May at Caloundra.
BRAMBLE BAY DISTRICT PRIMARY SPORTING TRIALS Please be advised that the following Bramble Bay Nominations are being called for:
LATE NOMINATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED 12 Years and Under District AFL – Nominations MUST be made to Mr Ryan Schultz NO LATER than 3pm Monday 28th Feb. 12 Years District Rugby League – Nominations MUST be made to Mr Ryan Schultz NO LATER than 3pm Friday 4th March. 11 Years District Rugby League - Nominations MUST be made to Mr Ryan Schultz NO LATER than Friday 4th March. 12 Years and Under District Hockey - Nominations MUST be made to Mr Ryan Schultz NO LATER than 3pm Friday 18th March. All students wishing to nominate for any Bramble Bay Sport listed above MUST provide Mr Ryan Schultz with the following details: FULL NAME, DATE OF BIRTH, PERFERED PLAYING POSITION, PLAYING EXPERIENCE & HISTORY, PARENTAL PERMISSION
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 may now be posted on the Met North Website. Regional Under 15 and Under 18 Years Touch Trials (nominations close Friday 25th February to Mr Donatini) Regional Under 18 Basketball Trials (nominations close Friday 4th March to Mr Donatini) Regional Under 19 Soccer Trials (nominations close Friday 4th March to Mr Donatini)
ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR OF SPORT—LUKE DONATINI cont…. 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 please see the Director of Sport.
HOW TO ACCESS MET NORTH TRIAL INFORMATION 1.
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Look up the Met North web site www.metnorthsport.qld.edu.au and then click on the sport you wish to find information about. Once in sports specific section scroll down and if there is a prompt that says ‘Sports Name Trials’, click on the ‘read more…’ 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. Your son will then need go to the Sports Department at St Patrick’s College to collect ‘Availability for Selection’ forms to be filled out and signed by the College 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 download from the Met North website a calendar that outlines all trail dates for the whole 2011 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.
SPORTING WET WEATHER PROCEDURES The College provides you the following option when dealing with wet weather or cancellations: Junior and Secondary Sports Information Line is 3631 9080. This line is ‘live’ and will be updated as often as required. Decisions on training status (poor weather) will be made at 2.00pm (training days). Please check for the status of training or weekend sport as often as possible. For Saturday sport, the line will be amended by 7.00 am after consultation with opposition school sports masters 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. Just because it is raining or has rained where you live does not mean that it is raining or has rained at another College’s ovals. The respective Association By-Laws allow for play to be delayed due to poor weather. It is asked that all parents firstly used the Sports Information Line to obtain any ‘up to date’ changes on training and game status. We ask that you only contact the College’s Student Office or Main Office only if the matter is urgent.
SPORTS COMMUNICATION Following are the names of coordinators and contact details for this term’s sports. Cricket - Mr Ryan Schultz
Volleyball – Mr Chris Carlill
Swimming – Mr Shane Bowden
Rugby – Mr Heath Mackintosh
Football – Mr Josh McCloughlan
Football – Mr Luke Donatini
Cross Country – Mr Paul Toohey
As you can appreciate, successful communication is sometimes the key to the 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.
ACTIVITIES CRICKET CO-ORDINATOR — RYAN SCHULTZ AIC Cricket - Round 4- - 26th February 2011 St Patrick’s College Vs St Edmund’s College Team
9:30 - 5:15pm
Curlew Park, Shorncliffe
1:00 – 5:30pm
1:00 – 5:30pm
1:00 – 5.30pm
Curlew Park Oval 1 (Turf) St Edmund’s College Mulkerin Oval (Turf) St Edmund’s College Morgan Oval (Syn.) Ipswich Girls Grammar School Oval 1 (Syn.)
1.00pm – 5.30pm
8:15am – 12:45pm
8:15am – 12:45pm
8:15am – 12:45pm
8:15am – 12:45pm
1:00 – 5:30pm
1:00 – 5:30pm
1:00 – 5.30pm
Marist College Ashgrove Sandgate/Redcliffe Cricket Fields (Syn. Oval Behind Clubhouse) St Edmund’s College Mulkerin Oval (Turf) St Edmund’s College Morgan Oval (Syn.) Curlew Park Oval 2 (Turf) St John Fisher Oval 3 (Syn.) Curlew Park Oval 2 (Turf) St John Fisher Oval 3 (Syn.) St John Fisher Oval 1 (Conc.)
St Edmund’s College Mary Street, Woodend St Edmund’s College Mary Street, Woodend Ipswich Girls Grammar School Cnr. Chermside St & Jacaranda St East Ipswich Sandgate/Redcliffe Cricket Fields Racecourse Rd (off Board St) Sandgate St Edmund’s College Mary Street, Ipswich St Edmund’s College Mary Street, Ipswich Curlew Park Curlew Street, Shorncliffe St John Fisher College John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge Curlew Park Curlew Street, Shorncliffe St John Fisher College John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge St John Fisher College John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge
CIC Cricket - Round 4—26th February2011 St Patrick’s College Vs Brisbane Boys’ College Team
7A 30 Overs 7B T/20 6A 30 Overs 6B T/20 6C T/20 5A 30 Overs 5B T/20 5C T/20 5D T/20
8.15am – 11.45am
St John Fisher College Oval 4 (Syn.)
St John Fisher College John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge Windsor Park Grafton Street, Albion Windsor Park Grafton Street, Albion Windsor Park Grafton Street, Albion Baroona Road Bardon St John Fisher College John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge Baroona Road Bardon Curlew Park Curlew St, Shorncliffe Curlew Park Curlew St, Shorncliffe
7.30am – 9.55am 8.15am – 11.45am 10.00am – 12.30pm 10.00am – 12.30pm 8.15am – 11.45am 7.30am – 9.55am 7.30am – 9.55am 10.00am – 12.30pm
Windsor Park Oval 2, (Turf) Windsor Park Oval ,(Turf) Windsor Park Oval 2, (Turf) Norm Buchan Oval (Syn.) St John Fisher College Oval 1 (Conc.) Norm Buchan Oval (Syn.) Curlew Park P&F Oval (Conc.) SPC vs PADUA D Curlew Park, P&F Oval (Conc.)
We ask that all players, parents and spectators DO NOT wander the grounds of St John Fisher College. Toilet facilities are just down from the BBQ area. All SPC Cricketers playing away are to arrange their own private transportation both to and from their scheduled game. Please Note: A Canteen will be in operation at Curlew Park & BBQ at St John Fisher College
ACTIVITIES CONT’D VOLLEYBALL CO-ORDINATOR —CHRIS CARLILL AIC Volleyball – Round 4 St Patrick’s College Vs St Edmund’s College 26th February 2011 Callan Centre – Enter Via Yundah Street Gate, Shorncliffe
Please Note: A Canteen will be in operation at the Callan Centre
SWIMMING CO-ORDINATOR — SHANE BOWDEN
2010/2011 ST PATRICK’S SWIMMING SEASON Hi all. We are in the last 3 weeks of the swimming season and things are starting to ramp up. A preliminary squad has been posted on noticeboards at school and all students in the squad are required to attend Thursday afternoons at Redcliffe. This is our only chance to get everyone together at once so we can have essential relay practice. If students are unable to make it, their respective relay team will not be able to work on their changeovers. Please ensure your boys can attend the 2 remaining Thursday afternoons. This week’s carnivals are at Iona College (CIC) and St. Peter’s Lutheran College (AIC). As always, a bus will be provided to take swimmers to and from school and the venue. The boys are encouraged to bring some afternoon tea and a drink. 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. Please feel free to take advantage of the great facilities and world class coaching to get the best out of your swimming.
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
ACTIVITIES CONT’D SWIMMING CO-ORDINATOR — SHANE BOWDEN AIC INVITATIONAL SWIMMING CARNIVAL SPLC, VILL, SPC, ASH, SEC Friday 25th February 2011
Iona invites the following schools to attend an Invitational Swimming Carnival on Friday 25th February:
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
Free SEC SPLC SPC
-1 -2 -3 -4
VILL ASH Free Free -
5 6 7 8
Min. 2 timekeepers Please supply stop watches
50 BREASTSTROKE 50 BACKSTROKE 100 BACKSTROKE 200/400 FREESTYLE 50 BUTTERFLY 100 BUTTERFLY 200 IM
Time Allocation Warm-up First Event Approximate Finish Time
4.00pm-4.15pm 4.15pm (sharp) 5.30pm
Carnival Program Event 1st 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 No relays will be run on the day.
School Lane Allocation St Laurence’s College 1 Villanova College 2 Iona College 3 Nudgee College 4 St Patrick’s College 5 Morton Bay Boy’s College 6
EVENT 100 FREESTYLE
CIC INVITATIONAL SWIMMING CARNIVAL Friday 25th February, 2011
FREESTYLE RELAY (Time Permitting) MEDLEY RELAY (Time Permitting)
Timekeepers, Recorders & Marshalls Schools are asked to provide a minimum of two timekeepers and a recorder as two races will occur at any one time. We would also encourage each school to provide their own starting marshalls to assist us in maintaining a smooth and consistent running of the program. Seating Arrangements There is an adequate amount of grandstand seating for the swimmers only. Parents and supporters are asked to bring their own collapsible chairs and / or blanket. Parents are asked to sit on the grassed side of the pool. Canteen Facility A canteen / BBQ will be available throughout the carnival for the sale of various foods, drinks and sausage sizzle. Parking Enter the front drive (off North Rd) and veer off to the right hand side onto the grassed area where markers will be positioned. Buses are to use the Bus Turnaround (off North Road). On behalf of Iona College, we look forward to seeing you on Friday 25th February.
ACTIVITIES CONT’D COACHING ADMINISTRATOR — RYAN SCHULTZ
Join the SPC X MEN Training Commences Monday Feb 28 Training Times: Monday Afternoon Wednesday Morning Friday Afternoon
3.15pm – 4.30pm 6.45am – 7.45am 3.15pm – 4.30pm
We will always meet on the Back oval for warm up and roll call
St. Patrick’s College Mouth guard Fundraiser For every mouth guard made by Bracken Ridge Denture Clinic $10 Goes Directly To St Patrick’s College. Teams can order colour matching mouth guards or players can choose their own colours!!! Teams can come on a Saturday or Sunday or players can make their own appointments. (after hours available) Bracken Ridge Denture Clinic ABN: 82361931575 2 Wurley St Bracken Ridge 4017 PH:0403706685 Ken Warland RDT/RDP Dental Prosthetist Medicare Provider No. 4279081H
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Prices Junior mouth guards Senior mouth guards
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ACTIVITIES CONT’D GEOFF SAMUELS — DIRECTOR CULTURE MUSICAL Congratulations to all involved in the Musical Camp over the weekend. Despite the very hot and humid conditions the cast members worked with a great deal of energy and creativity to produce some really impressive work. I cannot remember being as excited by the prospects of a show at these early stages previously and I’m confident that The Wedding Singer will be the best thing we have seen on stage in the Callan Centre. Upcoming rehearsals are:
Fri 25 Feb
Leads, NJ, Staff(a)
Mon 28 Feb
Review Scenes 1.1 - 1.7
Fri 4 Mar
Sc 1.9 "A Man" "G's Prayer"
Leads, NY, Staff(b)
Mon 7 Mar
Sc 1.10 "Not That Kind"
Leads, NY, Clerk, Mookie, Crystal
Fri 11 Mar
Sc 1.11 "Saturday Night"
@ SJF C SJF C SJF C SJF C SJF C
Results after round one suggest that this year’s chess competition will be a very close race with all houses well represented and the points shared quite evenly across all age groups. Round two will be held next Wednesday and Friday in the Resource Centre during lunchtimes. Please nominate with your house leaders if you are keen to play. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2ND Game One 12:35PM
Game Two 12:50PM
Game One 1:25 PM
Game Two 1:40 PM
FRIDAY, MARCH 4TH Game One 12:35PM
Game Two 12:50PM
Game One 1:25 PM
Game Two 1:40 PM
ACTIVITIES CONT’D Geoff Samuels — Director Culture cont…. CULTURAL SUPPORT GROUP
The Cultural Support group provides practical support to the Director of Culture in providing a range of co-curricular offerings for our students. These programs include music, debating, chess, public speaking, Art and Film Clubs, theatresport and the musical. The committee will meet in C202 (upstairs in the Callan Centre next Tuesday from 6:30 pm. All interested parents are welcome.
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC If you have submitted an enrolment form for this term but have not yet received a timetable, please see Mr Samuels this week to ensure that your name has been added to the roll. Piano students please note that lessons this year are in the keyboard studio, upstairs in Troy Horse building, not in the Callan Centre.
PUBLIC SPEAKING Congratulations to Liam Polkinghorne, Year 12, who was the winner of the regional Lions Youth of the Year contest recently. It was great to see a number of our students represent the College at this year’s competition. Any boys in Years 8 to 12 who would like to compete in upcoming speaking events, please see Ms Hewitt to register your interest.
PUBLIC SPEAKING — BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN YOUR BOYS Our boys and young men of SPC are generally excellent at being Men of Action. Their enthusiastic involvement in our service program, our sporting teams, and their active engagement in class is proof of this. But are you keen to see your sons develop as Men of Words as well? The ability to talk confidently and enthusiastically in public is a vital skill to develop for later success in life, and it is certainly an indicator of leadership, particularly in later years. Every year, a number of public speaking competitions are held locally. Public speaking is a fantastic way to improve your son’s literacy, oracy, and general confidence, and competing in small or local competitions is a great way to dispel any “stage-fright” issues they might have before they go onto speak in front of bigger groups. Presently, we are fielding interest from boys in Years 8-12 for the Rostrum Voice of Youth public speaking competition. This competition, held at QUT Gardens Point on April 2-3, invites students to write a speech based on set topics, which they are allowed to interpret any way they wish. Boys who had not turned 15 by January 1 this year are invited into the junior competition, where they will prepare a six minute speech; boys who had not turned 18 by January 1 are invited into the senior competition, where they will speak for eight minutes on their topic. Entries and speeches will be due on Thursday, March 17, and there is a $15 entry fee for all competitors. I encourage any boy who is interested in public speaking, or those who want to develop their manner for QDU debating or potential leadership opportunities in Year 11, to enter this competition. For further information and entry forms, please see Rebecca Hewitt, Coordinator – Public Speaking.
WANTED A small (less than 2m) sofa or small corner lounge for the new Cultural Office. We can arrange pick-up from any northside location! Please contact Geoff Samuels 3631 9051 or email@example.com if you can help.
Phil Webb — Head of Curriculum - Vocational Education
MOVEMBER APPEAL For the fourth year in a row, the College has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Movember Appeal. Now that all the banking and tallying up has been completed, I am pleased to say that the 2010 Movember Appeal has been the most successful yet. This year, the College’s effort has contributed over $2100 to the appeal, which supports two major charities,
Prostate Cancer research, and Beyond Blue, for treatment and support of sufferers of depression. Special mention needs to be made of a $500 contribution from the College, and of the excellent efforts of O’Rourke House charity collections, Mr Peter Sandaver for his work in raising donations and all the St Patrick’s College staff who raised money for this appeal.
It has been suggested that this year we might give some thought to moving Movember forward a little in time, to allow our Year 12s to participate a little more than they have been able to in the past. But Mo-October just does not sound right, does it? Anyway, thanks for your help, and we look forward to doing it all again this year.
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Bluewater Art Exhibition
With support from the Sandgate Chamber of Commerce, the Sandgate Arts Society and Shorncliffe Pottery Club the 2011 Bluewater Art Exhibition is set to have its biggest year ever. This yearâ€™s event will be held at the Callan Centre, St Patricks College, Pier Avenue, Shorncliffe. The Opening Night will be on Thursday 21st April 2011 from 6pm till 9pm. The exhibition will continue on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of April from 9am â€“ 3pm. The 2011 competition will not have a theme. A 1st Place and a Highly Commendable will be awarded in each category. We welcome all works of exhibition quality to be submitted in the following categories; Open 3D Open 2D Open Photo Senior School Junior School
2010 Overall Winner with Vicki Darling MP and Pete Martin
Applications must be submitted by Friday 8th April 2011. Entries will not be accepted after this deadline! Delivery of Artwork/Entries is Wednesday 20th April, St Patricks Callan Centre, between 4:30pm and 6:30pm Pickup of purchased items between 1.30pm and 3:00pm or unsold work between 3.00pm & 4.00pm, Sunday 24th of April, St Patricks Callan Centre
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COMMUNITY NEWS CONT’D The Paddies Van is Proudly Sponsored by:-
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 Sandgate Lagoon 5.45 pm—8.30 pm
Tuesday, 01 March Corey Wagner, Barney Armstrong, Ben Taylor, Alex Blaxland, Jack Kent, Harry Rehm, Harry Cottrell, Keegan Booysten
Thursday, 03 March Ivan Twomey, Robert McMillan, Angus Neilsen, Isaac Keinonen, Zack Jahnke, Liam Willis, Ben Alexander
Thursday, 03 March
Saturday, 05 March
Corbin Steinmuller, Chaice Dickson, Keegan McCann, Lachlan Marsh
Please Note: If you cannot fulfil your commitment to take part in these service programs, please advise Mr Ellison ASAP.
Shindig News Saturday 12th March from 6.30pm
FOR THE 1ST TIME EVER, WE HAVE SOLD OUT!
Congratulations and thank you for your support. To cater for the extra numbers and people on wait lists, we have had to reconfigure the floor plan and release some additional tables. There is only a few, and will be sold on a first in, first served basis. So please call Sharie in the office now on 3631 9000. Payment is appreciated as soon as possible and must be finalised next week, by Thursday 3rd March. We are still looking for helpers with set up on the Friday afternoon for about an hour from 3pm and donations for raffle prizes. It is going to be a great night and the Shindig Committee look forward to entertaining you all.
Contact Mrs Jan Thompson on 36319015
Uniform Shop UNIFORM SHOP ROSTER is being posted out this week. MANY THANKS to those who have volunteered to help out. BLAZER ORDERS – Orders with deposits paid have been sent away and you will be advised when these arrive. Any students still requiring blazers please pay your $65 deposit as soon as possible as blazers are compulsory for Terms 2 & 3 for Years 10,11,12 and the longer you delay the less likely your order will be made in time for the start of Term 2.There are some second hand blazers available. SATCHELS & CARRY BAGS ARE NOW BACK IN STOCK
LOST One pair of white and blue saucony runners. Left at the Callan Centre outside the gym last week. If found please return to the Student Office
2012 & 2013 Enrolments
TRADING HOURS TERM TIME TUES 12- 4PM, WED 10AM-2PM, THURS 7.30-11.30A
Fri 2502 Debra Phillpot, Sandra Messina, Maria Neilson, Vera Woods Mon 28/02 Gerry Polkinghorne, Jen Smith, Michelle Steen, Tricia Vesely Tue 01/03 Michelle Smith, Sara Cronk, Cheryl Jahnke, Sarah Carson Wed 02/03 Mary Brodie, Sue Henley, Andrea Meade, Jane Doyle, Margaret Armitage Thu 03/03 Jean Sco , Vicki Robinson, Julie Blansjaar Fri 04/03 Evelin Liddell, Kim Oakes, Michelle Litchfield, Jane Gregory
February 28 KAIROS 1/2
March 01 KAIROS 1/2 March 02 Interhouse Chess Rnd 2 / Engineering Challenge Yr 10
March 03 Yr 12 QCS Practice Per 3-5 March 04 Interhouse Chess Rnd 2 / Engineering Challenge Yr 10 /AIC/CIC Swim Meets
March 05 AIC V’Ball/Cricket Rnd 5 (A)/ CIC Cricket Rnd 5 (A) March 07 Per 1– 2 Yr 11 History Test/ Per 3-4 Yr 8 SoSE Test
March 08 CIC Swimming/ Year 9 Leadership Day/ Year 11&12 Drama Excursion March 09 QDU Rnd 1 Year 10/12
March 10 AIC Swimming/ Year 7 Leadership Day/ Per 1-2 Year 11 Literacy Testing March 12 AIC V’Ball/Cricket Rnd 6 (A)/ CIC Cricket Rnd 6 (H)