03 May 2012
This Friday the College celebrates the Feast of Blessed Edmund Rice with a special Liturgy on in the Callan Centre beginning at 9am. I extend an invita on to all parents to join the staﬀ and students at this special Liturgy. This week a panel of representa ves from EREA have been mee ng at St Patrick’s College as part of our School Renewal. I thank those who have assisted by being part of interview groups. The purpose of the School Renewal is to examine the ‘culture’ of St Patrick’s College and importantly examine how we enact the Charter and ‘live’ as a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice Tradi on. The panel concludes their visit on Friday and will prepare a report for the College, and Wayne Tinsey will present this to us later in the year. Once presented, I will communicate the outcomes via the Calling. Throughout this year the College Leadership Team have been conduc ng enrolment interviews. We are currently doing interviews for Year 7 2015, and Year 8 2015. If you have sons who will be enrolling in either of these year levels or have friends who may require these year levels, please contact Mrs Jan Thompson on 3631 9015 as soon as possible. There are limited spaces in these year levels so please contact the College quickly. Last Saturday, amidst the rain, Round 1 of CIC and AIC sport commenced at Curlew Park. It was a diﬃcult day because of the weather, however, I wish to congratulate all players on their conduct, sportsmanship and commitment. This week all teams are away and I ask that the same level of sportsmanship and commitment are displayed as we visit the schools this weekend. All students in Years 5,7 and 9 will par cipate in the NAPLAN Tests in a couple of weeks me. These are very important tests for the boys. The teachers are currently working with the students preparing them for these tests. I would ask parents to encourage their sons as NAPLAN approaches. By their very nature, the NAPLAN Tests place pressure on the students and subsequently on parents and staﬀ. By suppor ng each other we can successfully journey through the tes ng days. I will con nue to remind parents about these tests over the next few weeks. As you would be aware, this year is the College’s 60th year and a range of ac vi es are being planned. One important event on our calendar is the 60 Year Gala Dinner on Saturday 4 August. This will be a great night to celebrate our proud history and reconnect with past friends. Bookings can be made via the College Oﬃce. Get a table of friends together and have a great night. Next week the second of our Parent Informa on Evenings will be held on Wednesday 9 May in the Waterford Building. Our guest speaker is Dr Paul Gibney and he will address the topic of “Dealing and Coping with the Adolescent”. It will be an informa ve and valuable evening. Bookings are essen al so please contact the College Oﬃce on 3631 9000 to secure your booking. Have a great week.
FEAST OF BLESSED EDMUND RICE DAY MASS
God Bless Dr Michael Carroll College Principal
Friday 4 May 9am Callan Centre
COLLEGE DEAN MR DAVID GARDINER I had the pleasure earlier this week to spend three days on the Kairos Retreat. We had 35 Year 12 students in our group on the Sunshine Coast while another 35 Year 12 students a ended Kairos 3 at Springbrook. It is not o en in our lives that we are able to take three days out of our normal rou ne to stop and reflect on who is important, and what is important in our lives. It is a wonderful opportunity and one that our young men took with both hands. I personally enjoyed Kairos but I par cularly appreciated the way the Year 12s involved themselves in the retreat experience. It is a special me to see 35 seventeen year old young men , when asked, to immediately find their own quiet space and to start journaling about vari‐ ous aspects of their lives. It is o en diﬃcult to reflect on our own lives but to see the students immediately engross them‐ selves in this process is very heart warming. I encourage everyone to try to find those precious few minutes every so o en to stop and reflect on the important people and events in our lives. As Parents we can assist our sons by regularly asking them about their day and what has happened during their day. Talking to our sons about significant people in your family and your son’s life is a wonderful gi you can give your son. Our Inter‐House Cross Country was held last Thursday at Curlew Park. I would like to thank and congratulate our Ground staﬀ who worked so hard in ensuring Curlew Park was in excellent condi on for the carnival. The condi ons were great for the runners and the boys responded with a great level of par cipa on and eﬀort. The following boys achieved places in each age group:‐
2012 CROSS COUNTRY PLACINGS YEAR
Thomas Da Forno
IDENTITY & MINISTRY ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL IDENTITY — MATTHEW HAWKINS
dmund Rice did a good job. I would hazard a guess, in fact, that he far exceeded his own ex‐ pecta ons. Let’s face it – if Edmund Rice, an Irishman born in the small town of Callan who lived and worked in Waterford, could know what he began in the early 1800s, he’d be almigh ly surprised. If he knew that 250 years a er he was born, in a city nearly as far away from Callan as possible, that people would be cel‐ ebra ng his life and doing whatever they could to repli‐ cate his work in their own context, you would have to think he’d be reasonably chuﬀed with that legacy. I’m a fan of Edmund Rice – this will come as no great surprise considering the role I have gravitated towards. This week though, as we celebrate the Feast Day of Blessed Edmund Rice (5 May), I have been reflec ng on what it is about this man that has a racted me to his story and his charism. If I am to be honest though, it is not just the work of Edmund which inspires me, but the work of the Chris an Brothers also – the Congrega on which Edmund began, and which con nues to do amazing work all around the globe today. Like Australia’s first saint, Mary MacKillop, Edmund in many ways was a simple person. He saw a need and sought about addressing that need as eﬀec vely as he could. Edmund saw poor boys on the streets in his town, and was not sa sfied with their bleak future. Edmund was a man of faith and a man of ac on. Through his close rela onship with his God, and his devo on to Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Edmund was able to discern a way forward. His wise approach was to address the needs of the poor boys through challenging the status quo and breaking the cycle of poverty by providing a way out – educa on. His work inspired others, and other men joined him. These men became the first Chris an Brothers. I have been fortunate enough to meet, know, work with and become friends with numerous Chris an Brothers. These men have inevitably inspired me to be a be er teacher, a be er leader and a be er man. The Brothers have a simple mo o: to do and to teach. Their work and legacy however is far more profound. Through establishing and running numerous very good schools, the Brothers have educated young men who have become people who make extraordinary contribu ons to their families, their communi es and their world. Today, St Patrick’s College a empts to con nue this endeavour.
We are very fortunate to have two ac ve Chris an Brothers in our community in Br Chris Pritchard and Br Col Fitzgerald. These men not only provide great service to our College, but they also provide our boys with something which will unfortunately not last forever – a tangible link to an incredibly special group of men – men who have devoted their life to Christ and to one of His great followers, Edmund Igna us Rice. Tomorrow, as a College community, we will celebrate Blessed Edmund’s Feast Day, and all are welcome to the Callan Centre at 9am. And perhaps Edmund is looking over us this weekend – we even get to celebrate by having an extra day oﬀ! Have a great long weekend.
IDENTITY & MINISTRY CAMPUS MINSTER — PAUL CORFIELD
The $2 a day challenge takes place from 7 May ‐11 May. This year we would like to en‐ courage more members of the community to get involved.
The challenge is to set yourself a budget of $2 a day for food.
Why $2 a day? In 2005, the World Bank defined the extreme poverty line as living on less than US$1.25 (the current equivalent of $2 in Australia) per day. The rules are below if you would like to think about it. We’re hoping to get plenty of students and families involved this year and we hope to get plenty of staﬀ joining them as well. You can certainly work in teams or with another family and put your money together to get yourself some good meals. For those who did it last year I think we can all admit it was a tough but worthwhile experience and gives us some insight to living on the other end of the scale.
The Rules (for those who really like to be certain) Here are the basics: From the 7 ‐ 11 of May you can spend no more than $2 a day on food and drink. You have a total of $10 with which to buy all ingredients for your meals. The full cost of all the items you consume must be included in your budget. This means budge ng for whole packets of rice, salt, sugar, eggs etc. You can share the cost of ingredients amongst a team, as long as no par cipant spends more than $2 a day, or more than their total $10 budget. You cannot grab a cheeky snack from the cupboard unless you have included the cost of buying the item new from the supermarket in your budget. You can use food sourced from your garden, but only if you have included in your budget the cost of buying it from a market, supermarket or other supplier. You cannot accept 'donated' food from family or friends (but monetary dona ons towards your fundraising goal are acceptable, and encouraged!). For some people the full challenge is not possible. If you’re too young to take part, or lead a busy work life we encourage you to take a one day challenge ‐ feeding yourself with just $2 worth of food ‐ to get an insight into the experiences of those who survive on this amount for all their needs.
Get people to sponsor you for the challenge. Funds go to the Oak Tree Founda on who are dona ng to various causes in Papua New Guinea such as se ng up schools and infrastructure. h ps://www.livebelowtheline.com/au‐where‐is‐the‐money‐going If you wish to enter please speak with Ms Watson, Mr Corfield or Joshua Smith (Year 12 Tracey House Leader). We will have an oﬃcial sign on Friday Morning Tea 04/05/2012 at the Ministry Oﬃce. To sign up online go to: h ps://www.livebelowtheline.com/par cipants/sign_up?partner=au‐oaktree Create a profile. When it asks you to join a network type in St Patrick’s College Shorncliﬀe. Then start ge ng people to Sponsor you. This is the link to our Network h ps://www.livebelowtheline.com/team/st‐patricks‐college‐shorncliﬀe 4
IDENTITY & MINISTRY
CURRICULUM ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL CURRICULUM - MR CHRIS CAMPBELL On Monday and Tuesday of this week, Year 12s who did not a end Kairos, undertook two days of prac ce for the QCS Test. As indicated previously, this test held across Queensland in Term 3 is vitally important in the calcula on of Year 12 OP scores. My view is that whilst many of the skills required for QCS should be experienced within the school curriculum, a rigorous ex‐ ternal prepara on program is also important. The performance of the students over the two days was solid. Certainly all were a en ve and completed all ac vi es quite willingly. What was missing was an energy. This is a rather abstract quality and as such is diﬃcult to define but refers to a sense of enthusiasm that can be extremely mo va ng. The relevance of this is obvious for the en re school. Simply going through the mo ons will not allow a student to do as well as he possibly can. Whether it’s QCS or the class and assessment work of the younger grades, as a student body we must try to develop the energy levels which will lead to an enthusias c engagement with our tasks. Year 12s have now completed each of the QCS disciplines (wri ng task, short response items and mul ple choice) at least once. The tasks are hard and early results are o en not that strong. Past experience has shown that improvement over the course of our prepara on program can be quite strong. Can I remind all parents and boys in Years 7‐10 about the protocols for the storage and use of the laptops. Our policies and procedures require students to keep the computers either in bags or lockers. Boys must refrain from leaving the devices una ended on the ground. Our laptop supplier is the Dell company. As part of our lease agreement, Dell provide servicing of laptops which are not work‐ ing eﬀec vely. Since the beginning of last year, Dell has also replaced screens which may have been cracked. Due to the large number of cracked screens, Dell is now asking for a damage report on all computers. Previously they have replaced the screens free of charge. In the last fortnight they have charged a fee for the repair of computers which have been damaged through carelessness. One student le the laptop una ended on the ground and a student stepped on it. Although this was an accident with no hint of malice, the leaving of the computer was careless and in breach of College policy. Unfortunately the student received a bill for the repairs. Another screen was cracked because a student walking past, flicked the screen closed while the owner was working. Again Dell classified this as careless/malicious damage and the student who flicked the screen was given a bill. It is essen al that we take good care of the computers. They are a necessary component of our academic program in the middle phase of school. Let’s be a li le more vigilant in looking a er the devices.
CHANGE OF ASSESSMENT Ms Kopp’s Year 11 & 12 Indonesian ‐ tenta ve date 10 May Ms Watson’s Year 12 Drama presen ng task ‐ Thursday 31 May period 1
STUDENTS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL STUDENT FORMATION — MR FRANK TORRISI It has been a very posi ve start to the new Term. Students have been quick to se le back into work and College rou ne a er a well deserved break. It is important that we maintain this standard for the remainder of the Term. Saturday Sport: I wish to remind all students in Years 8‐12 that they must wear the College uniform travelling to and from the various spor ng grounds. If students are suppor ng other teams throughout the day they must be in full school uniform. Students who are not wearing the College uniform will be asked to leave. It is important that parents assist us in this ma er. 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 area will face a range of consequences as a result of their ac ons. 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 Sta on they must catch the first available train to their des na on. Students must not wait around on the pla orm for friends and then catch the late train as this o en delays their arrival to school. Inter‐House Cross Country – May I congratulate the students on a very posi ve day on Thursday for the annual Inter‐House Cross Country Carnival. The a endance was even be er than on a normal school day, and the uniform and par cipa on were also excellent. The Year 12s really took great responsibility in organising and encouraging the younger students, and set the best example by making a sincere eﬀort in their own race. Congratula ons to Kennedy House on winning the Carnival. Boys who were placed in the top three of their age group will receive medals at an upcoming Assembly. Pastoral Informa on Evening: The College will hold an informa on evening on Wednesday 9 May. The topic of the evening will be “Dealing with the Adolescent”. Paul Gibney will be the presenter. Please reserve a seat by telephoning Maxine No on 3631 ‐ 9031
THE NATIONAL CAREERS AND EMPLOYMENT EXPO In partnership with The Courier Mail and CareerOne, this years event will be a fantastic showcase of employment, skills, education and training opportunities across Brisbane and Queensland. When
4 May 9am - 4pm
5 May 10am- 4pm
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Corner of Merivale & Glenelg St South Bank
For more information on The National Careers & Employment Expo, Skills West Expo please phone 1300 667 121.
CONFRATERNITY NEWS - JOHN TUCKER
CONFRATERNITY NEWS - JOHN TUCKER
ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR OF SPORT — MR LUKE DONATINI
St Patrick’s College Spectators At All CIC & AIC Fixture Games We would like to remind all parents, students and supporters of St Patrick’s College that there is a spectator code of conduct which all MUST abide by whilst at our College’s spor ng fixtures. Our expecta ons for ALL SPC Spectators (without excep on) are: All Spectators are to use courteous behaviour at all mes without excep on. Use appropriate language at all mes (swearing of any descrip on on or oﬀ the playing field will not be tolerated). For students, correct dress standards both on and oﬀ the playing field at all mes. All Year 8 to 12 students who re main at AIC rugby/football events to spectate MUST change into FULL College Formal Uniform (this will include black belt, College grey socks and black school shoes). All students will be required to wear their College e in Term 2. ALL Spectators are reminded that we would like posi ve and encouraging cheering only (nega ve cheering and taunts will not be tolerated). ALL Spectators are to respect the decisions of game referees and venue oﬃcials at all mes. For students, SPC spor ng events are not ‘social func ons’ for our students to interact with girls from other schools. Those students a ending an SPC spor ng event are there to compete on the spor ng field and/or to support other SPC spor ng teams who are compe ng. All Spectators are reminded that Curlew Park is a non‐ alcohol and non‐ smoking venue. We ask that everyone respect this and refrain from consuming alcohol or smoking within the Curlew Park precinct. Any St Patrick’s College student or supporter (parent/’old boy’ etc.) who does not follow the above men oned expecta ons on ‘game days’ may very well be asked to leave the spor ng venue. Further ac on may be taken in the preceding week should it be deemed necessary. Outstanding Achievements Owen Smith – Selected in the Metropolitan North U12 Boys Hockey Team to compete at the Queensland Championships in Townsville in June 2012.
SPC Trimester Two Spor ng Coordinators Following are the names of coordinators and contact details for next term’s sports. Rugby – Mr Heath Mackintosh email@example.com Football – Mr Josh McCloughan firstname.lastname@example.org Cross Country – Mr Paul Toohey email@example.com
ACTIVITIES cont’d SPC Rugby and Football Fixture Calendar 2012 Round
AIC vs SLC (A) CIC vs TSS (A)
Away at SLC Playing Fields (Nathan Rd, Runcorn) Away at TSS Prep (Lupus St, Southport)
AIC vs MCA (H) CIC vs MBBC (A)
Home at SPC (Curlew Park, Sandgate) Away at MBBC (Manly Rd, Wynnum West)
AIC vs SEC (H) CIC vs GT (H)
Home at SPC (Curlew Park, Sandgate) Home at SPC (Curlew Park, Sandgate)
AIC vs IONA (A) CIC vs BBC (A)
Away at IONA (North Rd, Wynnum West) Away at BBC (Miskin St, Toowoong)
AIC vs PAD (A) CIC vs PAD (H)
Away at PAD Playing Fields (Elliott Rd, Banyo) Home at SPC (Curlew Park, Sandgate)
AIC vs VILL (A) CIC vs NC (A)
Away at VILL Playing Fields (Manly Rd, Tingalpa) Away at NC (Sandgate Rd, Boondall)
Please Note: The informa on supplied above is the current informa on available to us at this point in me. Changes to venue informa on may occur as the season commences and progresses. Metropolitan North Regional Sport Informa on Any student interested in the below sports are to register their interest with the respec ve coordinator men oned below or see Mr Ryan Schultz at the SPC Sports Department (located within the SPC Gym). Further informa on can be found on the Metropolitan North Sport Website. U15 Football (May 8) – nomina ons are now closed (contact Mr Josh McCloughan for further informa on). U12 & U19 Golf (May 21) – contact Mr Chris Carlill for nomina ons and further informa on. U14 Baseball & Under 15 Basketball (May 22) – contact Mr Ryan Schultz for nomina ons and further informa on. U15 Rugby Union & U19 Boys So ball (May 29) – contact Mr Ryan Schultz for nomina ons and further informa on. It is important to understand that only students who are ac vely par cipa ng within our College’s spor ng program will be eligible to a end these trials.
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.
ACTIVITIES AIC Round 2 ‐ Rugby Saturday 5 May 2012 St Patrick’s College vs. St Laurence’s College SLC Playing Fields, Nathan Rd. Runcorn
SLC 1 ’s
Field No. 2
Field No. 2
Field No. 4
Field No. 4
Field No. 5
Field No. 5
Field No. 5
Field No. 4
Field No. 4
Field No. 4
Playing Uniform: SPC Jersey, Green SPC Rugby Shorts, SPC Rugby Socks ALL PLAYERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MOUTH GUARD AND THE USE OF HEADGEAR IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Please Note Students must wear their St Patrick’s College Formal Grey Uniform if they are attending as spectators or are intending on staying to watch the First XV Rugby Game at 3.15pm.
CIC Round 2 – Rugby Saturday 5 May 2012 St Patrick’s College vs. The Southport School TSS Prep School, Lupus Street Southport TEAM
MAY 5 SPC V TSS (Away)
TSS Prep School Field 1 - 10.50am
TSS Prep School Field 1 -10.00am
TSS Prep School Field 2 -10.00am
TSS Prep School Field 1 - 9.10am
TSS Prep School Field 1 - 8.20am
TSS Prep School Field 2 - 9.10am
TSS Prep School Field 2 - 8.20am
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION will be required BOTH to and from ST LAURENCE’S playing fields & THE SOUTHPORT PREP SCHOOL.
ACTIVITIES AIC Round 2‐ Football Saturday 5 May 2012 St Patrick’s College vs. St Laurence’s College Venue: SLC Playing Fields Nathan Road, Runcorn
SLC 1 ’s
Field No. 7
Field No. 7
Field No. 7
Field No. 7
Field No. 7
Field No. 3
Field No. 7
Field No. 3
Field No. 3
Field No. 3
Playing Uniform: SPC Football shirt, Green SPC PE Shorts, SPC Football socks Students must wear their St Patrick’s College Formal Grey Uniform if they are attending as spectators or are intending on staying to watch the First XV Rugby Game at 3.15pm.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION WILL BE REQUIRED BOTH TO AND FROM ST LAURENCE’S PLAYING FIELDS
CIC Round 2 – Football Saturday 5th May 2012 St Patrick’s College vs. The Southport School TSS Prep School, Lupus Street Southport TEAM
MAY 5 SPC V TSS (Away)
Boatshed Oval West, TSS Senior School - 8.15am
Boatshed Oval West, TSS Senior School - 7.30am
Vs BGS 7B BGS Playing Fields Field 3B - 9.00am
Boatshed Oval East, TSS Senior School - 8.15am
Vs BGS 6B BGS Playing Fields Field 3A - 9.00am Vs Villa 5C Villanova Park Field 5 - 7:30am
Please Note: BGS Playing Fields are at Nudgee Road, Northgate Villanova Playing Fields are at Manly Road, Tingalpa
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION WILL BE REQUIRED BOTH TO AND FROM THE SOUTHPORT PREP SCHOOL, BGS PLAYING FIELDS OR VILLA PLAYING FIELDS
CIC CROSS COUNTRY DETAILS FOR IONA COLLEGE MEET
85 NORTH ROAD, WYNNUM WEST
FRIDAY 4 MAY 2012 1.
You wear your normal uniform to school.
Move to the school bus stop in SIGNAL ROW at the end of Tutor group.
Sign on for the bus in the STUDENT OFFICE by Thursday 3 May if you are compe ng. If you are a first me compe tor with a training history you will be given the Cross Country T Shirt that you are to wear to the event.
4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
You compete in either your St Patrick’s Athle c singlet or your cross Country T Shirt. The Athle c Singlets and shorts are for sale from the Clothing Store. You will need to be changed and be ready to run before we arrive The scheduled mes for this meet are as follows: 4.20 pm 4.35 pm 4.50 pm
Under 10 Under 11 Under 12/13
2kms 2kms 3kms
Shoes must be worn Drink plenty of water have a snack and warm down well a er your run. Put on warm clothes for the trip home to avoid catching a cold. Enjoy your run Presenta ons for the meet will take place a er each race or on the bus on the way home Depending upon traﬃc the bus will arrive back at St Patrick’s at approximately 6pm
SPORT SUPPORT GROUP Thanks ‐ Sincere thanks to all the parents who helped in the Curlew Park canteen and with BBQ ‘s over the last home games. Mee ng ‐ The May general mee ng of the support group will take place on Monday 7 at 6pm in the Boardroom in Morven. Parents of Rugby , Football and Cross Country are especially invited to a mee ng which lasts about an hour. 14
CULTURAL NEWS BIS COORDINATOR - MS ANDREA HEY BIS Junior Inter‐School Cultural Compe
The first BIS compe on for 2012 occurred on Tuesday night. We had boys in each of the compe ons chess, pub‐ lic speaking and two deba ng teams. It was the first me most of the public speakers and debaters had par cipated and the boys were very nervous. We arrived at St Laurence’s excited and nervous ready to take on the opposi on. The deba ng teams were great and provided excellent compe ‐ on to the opposi on. Although neither of the SPC teams won they gave it their all and did a fantas c job. Congratula‐ ons to Ethan Harvey, speaker of the night for SPC’s aﬃrm‐ a ve team and Joe Grew speaker of the night for SPC’s neg‐ a ve team.
The Chess team comprised of 12 boys in grades 5‐7 they all played well against St Laurence’s boys. All the boys did a fantas c job and had fun. Well done. Six students took part in the Public Speaking at St Laurence’s College gaining valuable first night experience at speaking in front of an audience. Brayden West, Tom Kelman, Lochlan Black competed in one room while Jarvis Pyne, Nicholas Gecks‐Preston and Callum Maclean took part in another. Speakers of the Night from St Patrick’s College were Bray‐ den West and Nicholas Gecks‐Preston. Congratula ons to all boys involved in the BIS compe on.
DEBATING COORDINATOR - MS ZOE MORGAN It has been a busy couple of weeks for deba ng at St Patricks, with many teams ba ling it out in the second round. Our Year 10 teams both shone in their respec ve short prepara‐ on debates. Team Wa s had to argue against a right to pri‐ vacy for celebri es and the young men were incredibly engag‐ ing, yet ruthless, in their demoli on of the opposi on. The addi on of novice, but fantas c, debater Ma hew Fegan has only enhanced this well‐oiled machine. Together with Sam Huth, Louis Emery and Johan Baines this is a team to watch. Even their adjudicator seemed lost for words simply quo ng ‘I felt that is was really good’ so many mes we began to won‐ der if he knew anything else to say! Team Hewi had to ar‐ gue the aﬃrma ve of the topic and were equally as compre‐ hensive in their devasta on of the opposing team’s points. Their victory was clear, though the late of arrival of an adjudi‐ cator meant that both teams were awarded a victory. This should take nothing away from just how eﬀec ve this team were. Unfortunately both of our Year 12 teams were defeated in their debate about returning cultural artefacts to their coun‐ try of origin. This is a tough topic and the young men leading our College in deba ng certainly put in valid arguments on the night. Our Firsts went down by just a point, showing just how close it really was. Similarly, it was an unfortunate loss for our Team Merre in Year 9 who also went down by just one point in their earlier postponed debate. Special men on must be made of Taitaifono Reupena who made his deba ng debut as 3rd speaker for the team. This is a tough role to fill but he did an admirable job. Deba ng at St Patrick’s has a strong Irish con ngent and Fiachra Sides in this team is a pleasure to listen to (both for his deligh ul Irish lilt and his clever arguments).
Our Year 8 teams had mixed results. Team Gibb won their debate on a forfeit (the other team perhaps sensing the in‐ credibly enthusias c force about to take them on), though took the opportunity to hone their skills, presen ng their pre‐ pared speeches to the adjudicator and receiving some fantas‐ c feedback. Should the boys take this feedback on board they should really improve in future rounds. Team Georgakis/ Seers lost narrowly, but as flagged a er their first debate, even the adjudicator was blown away by their impressive deba ng ability, indica ng that the debate was more con‐ sistent with the skill level seen in Year 10 deba ng. Ahead: 9 May ‐ Bracken Ridge State High School Year 9 – short prepara on debates Team 1 (Mrs Newman) debate at 7:00pm with topics given at 6:00pm Team 2 (Mr Merre ) debate at 7:00pm with topics given at 6:00pm Year 11 Team 1 (Dr Owens) debate at 8:15pm
Condolences The St Patrick’s Community passes on their condolenc‐ es to the family of Ms Donna Day, staﬀ member and Connor (Year 12) on the recent passing of their Mother and Grandmother. Our condolences to Ms Heather Kopp, staﬀ member, on the recent passing of her younger brother to Motor Neurone disease. Our condolences to the family of Mrs Kath Taylor, who passed away last week. Kath was the Grandmother of current students Patrick and Kieran and mother to a number of past students. She was also very ac ve in the St Patrick’s community for many years in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers at this diﬃcult me.
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
COLLEGE FEES Term 2 school accounts were due for payment on the 16TH April, 2012
UNLESS ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT
ARRANGMENTS HAVE BEEN SET IN PLACE. Please note any addi onal charges on the Term 2 account will need to be paid separately. If paying by direct deposit into the school bank account please ensure that your surname and parent account number is included in the reference area. There has been a few deposits into the school bank account with no references. This makes it very diﬃcult to apply receipts to correct ac‐ counts. Please contact Judy Kelly if you need to check your payment has correct details. If you have not received a Term 2 account or have any queries please contact Judy Kelly on 3631 9019.
Sept Hols to Sponars Chalet 22/9 to 29/9 $100 deposit to book your spot on the bus. Payable to Mrs Schultz in Finance Office. Booklet will be available from Mrs Schultz or Student Office. 24
COMMUNITY NOTICES 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 Sandgate Lagoon 5.45 pm—8.30 pm
Tuesday, 8 May Mahdi Sherwell, Michael Ecimovic, Darcy Devine, Nick Craigs, Matthew Franklin
Thursday, 10 May
Thursday, 10 May
Saturday, 12 May
Patrick Greenfield, William Freidman, Liam Hawkins, Bailey Seymour, Matthew Southwell, Ben MacCarthy, Guy Rushton
Mundi Bria, Tom Lahey, Marcus Reed, Hayden Piercy, Lachlan Rologas
Sam Phillpott, Aidan Woods, Jon Cusick, Samuel Ricks, Travis and Ryan Browning
Please Note: If you cannot fulfil your commitment to take part in these service programs, please advise Mrs Righetti ASAP.
UNIFORM SHOP 60th anniversary POLOS and CAPS are in stock ready for supporters for the Rugby/Soccer Season. BLAZERS ordered have nearly all been collected. Only a few still to be picked up. Thankyou. TROUSERS & TIES also in stock. TERM TIME TRADING HOURS TUES 12-4pm, WED 10AM-2pm THURS 7.30-11.30am.
TUCKSHOP ROSTER DATE
04/05 Evelin Liddell, Joanne Casey
LABOUR DAY HOLIDAY
Cally Egerton, Louise Stringer, Vicki Wolstenholme, Maree Bishop
Sue McPhillips, Janelle Mulherin, Debbie Birthisel, Jeana Scott
Jacqui Baldock, Liz Dittberner, Cheryl Man—che, Andrea Massey
04/05 Sue Fuhrmeister, Tanya Smith, Liz Kelly
DATE CLAIMERS WEEK FOUR May 7 - LABOUR DAY HOLIDAY May 8 BIS Cultural Competition May 9 Yr 11/12 Work Placement - Yr 10/11 Drama Excursion - QDU Round 3 Year 9/11 May 11 Per 6 Heat 2 Inter-House Theatresports CIC Cross Country May 12 AIC Rugby/Football Round 3 (A) CIC Rugby/Football Round 3 (H)
WEEK FIVE May 14 Per1-2 Yr NAPLAN Preparation Per3-5 Yr 12 QCS Practice May 15 NAPLAN Yr 5/7/9 May 16 Yr 11/12 Work Placement NAPLAN Yr 5/7/9 QDU Round 3 Yrs 10/12 May 17 NAPLAN Per 1-3 Yr 5/7/9 May 18 NAPLAN make up tests - Period 6 Final Inter-house Theatresports CIC Cross Country May 19 AIC/CIC Rugby/Football Round 4 (H) - Back to Shorncliffe Day 26