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No. 16

29 May 2014

Dear Members of the St. Patrick’s College Community, I sometimes take a moment to look out of my office towards Moreton Bay and across to the islands, and reflect on the fact that I am very fortunate to work in such a picturesque location. This time of the year is particularly good with mild weather conditions, very little wind and the bay looking like a sheet of glass. We are in a wonderful environment. From a school prospective , we are also fortunate to have such a special environment, both physically and pastorally. The College campus has continued to evolve in recent years and construction of the Sporting and Cultural Precinct is due to commence towards the end of July. However, our greatest strength is the community and the people who form this community. As I walked around Curlew Park last Saturday, it was wonderful to see the young men of St. Patrick’s College playing hard but fair, supporting each other and acknowledging good play by the opposition. It is important that all of us continue to foster that strong sense of community. At this time of year illness starts to take its toll. There are a number of staff and students unwell at the moment. It is also ‘assessment season’. Assignments and examinations are mounting up at the moment and the end of term examinations are only a week or so away. It is imperative that all students are organised and devoting time to study and assignments. I remind parents that all of the assessment calendars are available online, so you are able to monitor what work your son currently has due. Examination block for the Year 11 and 12 students will commence on Monday, June 16, and finish on Friday, 20 June. This coming weekend will be the final home game for the AIC Rugby and Soccer seasons. For the Year 12 students it will be the last time they run onto Curlew Park. This will be significant for them so I encourage families to be at Curlew Park this Saturday to acknowledge what these students have given to the College. I would also like to thank the large numbers of parents who have assisted throughout the season. In particular I wish to thank the Sports Support Group for their efforts. The sense of community for both the St. Patrick’s College families and the visiting families is something that is noted by people and I thank all who have been involved. Finally this week, congratulations to all those involved in the CIC Cross Country season. Our runners performed very well on Wednesday and were placed 7th in the CIC Cross Country Championships. My thanks go to all the coaches and parents who assisted during the season. Well done! Have a great week. God Bless

Lantern Parade Friday 6 June

Dr Michael Carroll College Principal

Southbank Parklands 5:30pm “Welcome”

A Catholic Boys' School in the Edmund Rice Tradition Catering for Years 5 to 12

AP Identity

Mr Matthew Hawkins

I was a stranger, and you welcomed me. (Matthew 25:35) Moji is a 19 year old Iranian asylum seeker, currently living in Brisbane. His journey from Iran, via Indonesia and Christmas Island, is a story of danger, sadness, fear and exclusion. When Moji shared his story at our recent ERA for Change gathering though, perhaps the most powerful aspect of his story was a very simple story of welcome. Because of current government policy, Moji is unable to be educated in a government school. The Red Cross approached St James’ College, a fellow EREA school, and when Moji arrived at the door of Mr Crooks, the Principal, he was immediately warmly welcomed into the St James’ community. He was a stranger, but was welcome. When Moji told this simple story, he was still obviously very moved by that welcome. Sometimes, we can underestimate the power of a simple message – in this case, welcome. This Friday evening, we have the opportunity to say this simple message in our Brisbane context. On Friday 6 June, Queensland Day, there is a “Lantern Parade” organised by the Multicultural Development Association, a show of solidarity and a simple way of saying welcome to our newest Australians. ERA for Change, our Edmund Rice student advocacy network will have a banner and a group of students, staff and parents participating. There will be students from St. Patrick’s, Nudgee, Gregory Terrace, St Laurence’s, St James’, St Edmund’s, along with Christian Brothers and members of the wider Edmund Rice network, walking behind the ERA for Change banner. There will hundreds of other people saying welcome to refugees as well. It is a very simple, but very powerful message. Hopefully, many other refugees and asylum seekers will have a moment like Moji had at St James’, and hear a three word slogan other than “Stop the Boats” – instead, perhaps they will hear: “You are welcome”.

DETAILS Date: Friday 6 June Time: Meet from 5pm, finished by 6.30pm approximately Place: The Wheel at Southbank Parklands – look for the “ERA for Change” logo on a banner and gather there Dress: Your school uniform so it is obvious who “ERA for Change” is, and also so we can more easily find each other Bring: As many friends and family members as possible How to get there: You will need to arrange your own transport, but the South Brisbane Train Station is right near the Wheel at Southbank.

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College Dean Student Formation

Mr Frank Torrisi

YEAR 7 CAMP Next week all Year 7 students will participate in their annual camp. Students will be required to be at school at the normal time and assemble in the plaza area. We encourage students to place all their gear in a duffel bag or sports bag. Parents need to clearly label all clothing and equipment. Electronic devices and lollies are not permitted on camp.

YEAR 11 AND 12 STUDENTS SEMESTER EXIT PROCEDURE On Friday 13 June students in Years 11 and 12 will be involved in an end of Semester exit process. The process will involve students being signed off by the academic and pastoral areas of the College. Year 12 students will meet with their House Deans during Period 5 and once they have been processed they are able to leave school to commence their block exams. Year 11 students will follow the same process during period 7. If a student has not fulfilled his academic or pastoral commitments he will be required to stay at school until all those commitment have been fulfilled during exam block. All students must have their parents/ guardians sign the forms. It has been yet another busy week, and as the end of Semester One approaches, exams and assessment are due, so I encourage all students to continue working hard as your results are an indication of your effort.

support St Pat’s at home and show College pride. I encourage anyone who can, to come along to support. Good luck to all sporting teams on Saturday and I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable weekend.

The raffle of the Gummy Bear will be drawn on Assembly next week and I encourage everyone to buy a ticket as tomorrow will be your last chance. On another note, the Football and Rugby season has nearly come to a close and it is your last chance to

Robert Guppy Kennedy House Leader

EDMUND RICE ADVOCACY QUEENSLAND (ERAQ) The Christian Brothers in recent years, through our experience of working with marginalized peoples in Indigenous Australian communities, East Timor, PNG, the Philippines and Africa have been focusing on human rights and advocacy. Advocacy is now a key focus in all Edmund Rice schools and ministries and critical to promoting the values of the Edmund Rice Charism - Presence, Liberation and Compassion. Currently we are inviting men and women: Past Students /Old Boys of Christian Brothers, parents of students in EREA schools and those have experience in social justice and promoting human rights to be part of a new group: (ERAQ) Edmund Rice Advocacy Queensland. We are especially looking for lawyers

BLOCK EXAMS All students in years 11 and 12 receive block exam privileges. Students in these year levels only come to school when they have exams. While at home it is important to utilise this time productively for exam preparation. When attending school for exams it is important that student do not leave the grounds of the College for any reason. Ipods and mobile phone are not permitted to be used on the school grounds.

WHOOPING COUGH We have been advised that one of our Year 7 students has been diagnosed with Whooping Cough. The following link has important information from the Queensland health department InfectionsandParasites/BacterialInfections/ whoopingCoughPertussis_fs.asp Please have a read of this fact sheet and contact your GP should you have any concerns. My name is Johannes and last term I was fortunate enough to have been selected as an additional House Leader for Coffey House. This position is something that I am truly grateful for, as it has been one of my long term aspirations during my time here at St. Pat’s.

will commit to supporting the staff and students of Coffey House to achieve their best. Johannes Hoensteiger Coffey House Leader

I feel happy to share this appointment with Jacob, who has already proven to be a great House Leader, and I am thankful to the existing leaders, Ben and Jack, for welcoming Jacob and me as co-leaders. I am excited to take on this challenge and

who might be able to assist, either through pro bono work, or by advising on submissions on rights violations. The group will also include people from other professions who have expertise in advocacy and will focus on the rights of: Refugees, Indigenous and Youth. For obvious reasons it would not be appropriate for people who are heavily involved with a political party to take part. If you are interested and would like to be part of this group, in some capacity, the first meeting is on: Time: 5.00- 6.30 pm Date: Thursday June 19 Venue: Rush Room (near admin .office) St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace RSVP: Tues June 17 Further info contact:

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AP Curriculum Each year in August, students in Years 8 and 10, along with their parents commence a subject selection process for the following year. Heads of Curriculum address the students, an information evening is held and in the case of Year 10 , a SET planning day takes place where parents, students and a mentor go through subject choices for Year 11. Generally, I would not make reference to the process until Semester 2. This year however, I feel it is appropriate to commence providing information as there will be a number of changes in 2015. The most significant adjustment will be the reduction in the number of subjects that Year 11 students will be required to study. For many years, boys have been asked to select 7 subjects, one of which must be either Religion and Ethics or Study of Religion. From 2015, Year 11s will need to choose 6 subjects. The prerequisite that one of these will need to be Religion and Ethics or Study of Religion will remain.

Mr Chris Campbell The second change for Year 11 involves the introduction of three Certificate III courses. A Certificate III course is a TAFE linked course and provides an option for students not wishing to pursue the tertiary entrance (OP) or vocational education (work placement) pathway. The certificate will be offered in the areas of Business, Fitness and Information Technology. In recent years many boys have followed the OP pathway but despite their hard work have received an OP of 16-25. This represents the lower end of the OP scale. The advantage of completing a Certificate III is that upon application to QTAC at the end of Year 12, a non OP student may be assigned a ranking which can be amended to an OP 15. Hence, such a student would be eligible to either apply for a university course or use the Certificate III to continue his studies at a TAFE college. I think this is a particularly viable option to consider for boys not interested in following the work placement pathway and who are not really sure if they wish to attend a university.

This will have a number of implications. Currently a Year 11 I will provide more information in the coming weeks. In next week’s Calling I will write about some of the changes student will spend 8 lessons per fortnight on a subject. for the Year 9 and 10 electives. Under the new system, they will spend 9. It is envisaged that increased teaching time, combined with a reduced assessment load, the result of one less subject, will allow for a stronger academic performance.

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Campus Minister Yesterday a selected group of young men from Ms Bone’s Year 8 English classes visited the Lodges on George aged care facility to share their performance poetry.

Mr Paul Corfield Our Men of Action showed great maturity ,holding conversations with many of the residents and entertaining them with their poetry and stories from their life at St. Patrick’s.

The boys stood up and performed their poetry in front of a captivated audience as entertainment before the resident’s lunch. After this all our boys were invited to sit with some of A big congratulations to Lachlan Cook, Lachlan Cooney, Tasman Lawrence, Murdoch Hogan, Owen Buckland, Cody the residents for lunch. Atkinson, Connor Scurr, Edward Boland and Jack Essex for the fine performance of their poetry and the way they Three of our young men sat and ate lunch with a man carried themselves as fine young gentlemen. A special named Peter Allen who kept the boys entertained with thank you to Miss Bone for preparing the boys and to different stories about his life. All of the residents were Brother Chris for joining us. delighted to have the boys sit at their table and share a lunch and conversation with them.

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Director of Culture Below is a brief overview with links to the Cultural Connect pages containing more detailed information on each of the activities.


Please note that unfortunately our last round of the BIS has been cancelled due to St Peters being unable to compete. We will however continue with the round and compete against ourselves. The competition will be held on CO-CURRICULAR MUSIC Tuesday 10 June at lunch time in the Morrissey Building. On Tuesday we were treated to a fantastic performance of Debating will be in Mr Clark’s room, chess will be in Mrs the Rocky theme by our College Music staff and friends. In Hey’s room and public speaking will be in Miss Stanley’s light of our upcoming 'Music Intensive Day Camp', this was a room. demonstration of what we'll be doing at the camp. For all Please email or phone on the details below for further ensemble students, co-curricular music students and any information 36319048 other students interested who like to sing or play an instrument, I would like to include everyone in our camp DEBATING activities. Camp sign-up forms are due on the 13th! Year 10 team 2 are through to the finals. 12.1 won by 8 points, through to finals,12.2 lost by 2 points in a very high For more information please check out this link and/or email quality debate to Terrace, only narrowly missing the finals. For more information please click on the link below:

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“Staff band performs The Rocky Theme on assembly”

INTER-HOUSE DEBATING The semi finals held this morning were fiercely contested with the junior placing’s going to Quane, O’Rourke and Xavier. The senior victors were Quane, Ryan and Treacy.

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Year 12.1 team

Director of Sport Round 6 of Football and Rugby sees St. Patrick’s College verse St Peter’s Lutheran College in AIC and St Peter’s Lutheran College/Moreton Bay Boy’s College in CIC . We are at Curlew Park this Saturday for all AIC games and away for all our CIC games. This Saturday will be our last ‘home’ game for AIC Rugby and Football for 2014. As this may, for many, be the last opportunity for our Year 12 students to pull on the ‘green and gold’ for St. Patrick’s College and run out on the fields of Curlew Park, Saturday will be a very special moment for these students. It would be terrific to have great support from our College community to share this special occasion. We ask that all students arrive at the venue at least 45 minutes before the start of their game and that any student who comes along to support or stays behind after their game is dressed in their College’s formal uniform. Please refer to information supplied on Connect or the College App for details about times and exact playing venues for Round 6.

FOR SPC FOOTBALL INFORMATION Click on the below link –

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click here SPC GYM Term 2 Gym Timetables are now up on connect. Please click on the below link for further details:

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Mr Luke Donatini CURLEW PARK CANTEEN ROSTER AIC ROUND 6 Parents of students participating in Rugby and Football for St. Patrick’s College are requested to support the College by assisting in the Curlew Park Canteen during the allocated times below

SPC Team Parents Required To Assist In Curlew Canteen 6A Rugby 6B Rugby 14A Football 13A Football 13C Rugby 15A Football 13B Football 13B Rugby 14C Rugby 3rdXI Football 14B Football 14B Rugby 13A Rugby 2ndXI Football 15B Football 14A Rugby 15B Rugby 1stXI Football 15C Football 15A Rugby 16B Rugby 3rdXV Rugby 4thXI Football 2ndXV Rugby 16A Rugby 1st XV Rugby Any other parental assistance


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SPC BASKETBALL For more information about SPC Basketball, please click on the below link:

Bramble Bay District and Metropolitan North Regional Trials

click here CONGRATULATIONS: Benjamin Gould (Year 9) Ben represented Australia, playing Table Tennis, at the recent Oceania Cadet Challenge and the Cook Island World Circuit, which took place in Raratonga Island in Tonga from 20 - 31 May. Ben played through to the quarter finals in the Cook Island world circuit. In the Oceania Cadet Challenge Ben achieved second place which has qualified him to go to Barbados in Term 4 to compete in the World Cadet Challenge.

Should a St. Patrick’s College student be attending a Bramble Bay District sporting trial or a Metropolitan North Regional sporting trial, it is the responsibility of the student’s parents/ guardian to notify the College (Student Office) of their son’s absence on the day of the trial. The only exceptions to this will be when St .Patrick’s College nominates students in the championship sports of Swimming, Cross Country and Track & Field. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation of the above mentioned.

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Director of Sport CROSS COUNTRY CIC


After a very successful season the CIC Cross Country boys have represented the College well. A number of outstanding runs and top 10 finishers – Izaak Vaughan 6th, Matthew Moate 8th, Nyle Abad 10th and Louis Maritz 3rd. A great job by all runners. 10 years -4th NOTE: 11 years -8th  12 years -5th 13 years -6th  Overall SPC -7th Congratulations to all CIC CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS. 




13 Years


3 km

14 /15Years


4 km

16/Open Years


4 km

There will be no presentation of awards for place-getters. Basic canteen facilities will be available for use by competitors & spectators A course map will be available from the canteen on the day of event.

CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING TIMES MONDAY 3.15 – 4.30 pm WEDNESDAY 6.45 – 8.00 am FRIDAY 3.15 – 4.30 pm


FIRST AIC MEET THIS FRIDAY The AIC Cross Country season officially commences this week, with our first AIC meet at Iona on Friday afternoon. All AIC cross country runners are expected to attend, as it SUNDAY SHUFFLERS 7am – 8am is one of only four meets in the lead up to the AIC Cross *families welcome Country championships. Details are below: Iona College Invitational AIC Cross Country Trial Friday 6 June 2014

STRADBROKE ISLAND CROSS COUNTRY CAMP The Cross Country Camp at Stradbroke Island is now full, with over 60 boys attending. That is a very positive start to our AIC Cross Country Season and testament to the enthusiasm of our Cross Country team for 2014.

NOTE: Runners do not need to register prior to their race but are asked to be at the start line 5 minutes before the For further details about this Friday’s AIC Cross Country scheduled start time. Meet, please click on the below link: Venue: Iona College, North Road Wynnum West. click here A bus will take the runners to and from the event. We are expected to arrive back at St. Patrick’s College by 5.30- 5.45pm.

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Rosters PADDIES VAN ROSTER Tuesday Morn BBQ Decker Park, Sandgate 7.25 am - 9.00 am

Tuesday Evening Street Van Brisbane City 5.00 pm - 7.30 pm

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

Saturday Night BBQ Sandgate Sandgate Lagoon 5.15 pm - 7.30 pm

Tuesday, 7 June William Welch, Nick Baildon, Saarim Basha, Jackson Boulton, Denni Boyle, Luis Butler

Tuesday, 10 June Adam Lukacs, Finn Neil, Aedan Berry, Ben Rooney

Thursday, 12 June Tom Clench, Jack Doyle, Finlay Emery, Tom Giuliano, Max Hornigold

Saturday, 7 June Murdoch Hogan, Callum McFarlane, Fraser Wardley

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


FINANCE The Term 2 school fee accounts were emailed or posted on the 7 April and were


TERM TIME TRADING HOURS TUES 12-4pm, WED 10am-2pm, THURS 7.30am-11.30am

DUE FOR PAYMENT ON THE 22 APRIL 2014 unless alternative payment arrangements have been put in place. Please note that if your account has extra levy charges these will need to be paid separately. If you did not receive a Term 2 account please contact Karen Mattingley on 36319082 or via email on






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Calling issue 17 (05 june 2014)  

I sometimes take a moment to look out of my office towards Moreton Bay and across to the islands, and reflect on the fact that I am very for...