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5 August 2010

No. 23

Dear Members of the St Patrick’s Family, Last week was a significant one in the St Patrick’s journey. As I reported last week a number of staff and students were involved in the Committal Hearing. This was a challenging time for those people, their families and the College community. However, I wish to thank the many people who offered their support during this difficult period. It again highlighted to me the extraordinary qualities that exist within the St Patrick’s College community. Thankyou very much. The week concluded with the AIC Cross Country Carnival. This was an extraordinary day where the true Paddies Spirit shone through. St Patrick’s College won the carnival and was placed in the top three in every age group including first place in the Under 13 division. This was an outstanding effort and a great example of the results of hard work. Congratulations to all runners and coaches for the efforts given throughout the season. Well done, to all involved. This victory also reinforces the point that here at St Patrick’s College we can achieve our goals provided we give the effort and believe in ourselves. On Tuesday, another great example of hard work was seen through the Academic Assembly. A record number of students received gold, silver or bronze medallions for their efforts in Semester 1. I congratulate these students and thank the large number of parents who attended the assembly. A combination of your support, the efforts of the students and the quality teaching and learning fostered by the staff is critical for success. It is important to maintain the effort for Semester 2. On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings the Year 12 Drama course work production was held at Metro Arts Theatre. It was a great presentation, reinforcing the talent that exists and the hard work and dedication shown by the students and staff. Well done, to all involved! Over the next week or so a number of College events are scheduled including the Year 11 Dinner Dance, Year 12 Formal, the RNA Show Day Holiday on Wednesday and the Inter-House Athletics Carnival on Friday, 13 August. I remind all families that St Patrick’s College only has the gazetted Show Holiday on Wednesday, 11 August. Thursday and Friday are normal school days and all students are expected to be at school. I ask for your support on this issue. Good luck to Elliot Schultz (Year 5) who competes in the Queensland Junior Motorcross Titles at the Mick Doohan track. Elliot will be competing in the Under 11 and Under 13 categories despite being only 10 years of age. Good luck, Elliot! As part of being a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice Tradition, the College will participate in what is known as a Religious Education Visitation. The College is required to complete questionnaires pertaining to a variety of aspects of the spiritual life of the College. To this end parents are invited to contribute to the review by completing the Parent Questionnaire that is available on the College website. Your involvement in this process will give a more complete overview of the College’s program for the Visitation process. Finally this week, an early reminder for the 2010 OPEN DAY: it is scheduled for Tuesday, 24 August. This day is not just for new families but is also an opportunity for the College to showcase the breadth of talent and opportunities that exist for our current families to witness. Everyone is welcome. God Bless

Open Day Tuesday 24 August from 3pm to 6pm Dr Michael Carroll College Principal


STUDIES Chris Carlill Year 9 Sex and Sexuality Education (Part 2) Below is Part 2 of a suite of information topics related to sex and sexuality education, a topic which learners in Year 9 have begun investigating in Core A. It is from the Betterhealth initiative of the Victorian government (http:// www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au) and addresses a range of strategies that parents can employ to complement sex and sexuality education in the classroom. Many of the suggestions seem very direct, yet they are not rigid. Parents are the primary educators in this part of their child’s social and emotional development and your family’s values should determine your stance. Getting started Suggestions include:  Keep it casual - don’t make talking about sex a special, solemn occasion. Most parents and children find it easier to discuss sex if they’re occupied doing everyday tasks such as cooking, washing the car or walking the dog.  Try to maintain eye contact avoiding eye contact can suggest embarrassment or discomfort. If your child gets this message from you, he will learn that talking about sexual issues is taboo Of course, you won’t have to worry about this so much if you’re both busy washing the dishes, for example.  Use the cues around you conversation starters could include romantic scenes in movies on television or something that has happened to a person you know. You could begin by asking open-ended questions, such as ‘What would you do if you found yourself in that situation?’. A general conversation based around a hypothetical situation is an easy starting point, and gives both you and your son a chance to express your thoughts and beliefs.  Use your own experience - if you feel comfortable, illustrate particular points with stories from your own experience.  Explain your values - older children and teenagers are interested in hearing about parental values and beliefs. Share them, but don’t expect your child to feel the same way. Avoiding the conversation stoppers Certain reactions are likely to stop the conversation or turn it into an argument. Things to remember are:

 Don’t demand that your son share

your beliefs and values.  Don’t argue that his opinions are wrong.  Don’t criticise, react in horror or get angry.  Don’t interrupt him when he is talking.  Don’t stop listening to him.  Don’t assume he wants your guidance. If you feel like giving him advice, first tell him why.  Don’t be stern and unapproachable. For example, avoid threatening statements like, ‘If you get someone pregnant, don’t bother coming home.’  Don’t assume your son is sexually active or ‘in trouble’ if he ask you a question about sex. A hysterical response will probably guarantee he never risks asking you anything about sex again. Avoiding awkward moments Embarrassment can stop the conversation. Suggestions include:  If you feel shy or embarrassed, say so and laugh about it. Perhaps you could have a chat about why sexual issues are so difficult to discuss. This can help ease the tension.

 If you are uncomfortable with talking about your own sexual experiences, say so honestly. Explain that people need their privacy.  If you can’t bring yourself to talk about something, tell your child that you’ll find other ways to get the information to him. For example, you could get books, articles or videos on the subject.  If you don’t know the answer to something, say so. Ideally, you and your son could research the answer together. When communication is too difficult Sometimes, talking about sex seems impossible. The parent may be too embarrassed or the child may refuse to listen. Suggestions include:

 Get age-appropriate sex education materials, such as books and videos, and leave them in your son’s bedroom.  Perhaps your son is interested in talking about sex, but not with you. Consider asking a trusted relative or friend to talk to your son instead.

Things to remember  Issues your older child or teenager is keen to hear you talk about include puberty, menstruation, reproduction, sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, unplanned pregnancy, abortion, homosexuality and premarital sex.  Sex education is an ongoing process - short and frequent conversations are better than the big, one-off talk.  Parents and children find it easier to discuss sex if they’re preoccupied with another task, such as washing the car or walking the dog.

IMPORTANT EVENTS Please be aware of a number of important events during the next fortnight. On Monday and Tuesday of next week all Year 12 OP eligible students as well as any students wishing to complete the QCST will be involved in a two day workshop. Students who are not sitting the QCST are also required to attend school. These students will complete a two day First Aid course. A letter outlining the details of this course was mailed home earlier this week. Return slips are due tomorrow. Please note that no students are permitted to leave on Tuesday before they are formally dismissed. This should be between 2pm and 2.30pm. On Thursday of next week, 12 August, the Year 10 Career Expo will be held in the Callan Centre from 9-11am. All parents of Year 10 students are invited and encouraged to attend.

 Keep at it, from time to time. Try

different approaches.  Talking over the phone may be easier.  Find out what sort of sex education topics are covered in school classes. Your son may be more inclined to talk to you about sex if you bring up topics that haven’t been already covered.

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STUDENTS Frank Torrisi  Academic Awards—Congratulations students will be permitted to leave before job on the day. This is a Special Event to the 100 plus students who received academic medals this week at the Academic Assembly. It was an excellent reflection of the great work being done in the classrooms by students and staff. We all need to constantly strive to do our best. The results also contribute to our Inter-House competition. Year level winners were—Year 5— Kennedy, Year 6— Coffey, Year 7— O’Rourke, Year 8— Quane/Kennedy, Year 9— Kennedy, Year 10— Ryan, Year 11— Ryan and Year 12— Ryan. Overall winning House for Semester 1 2010 is Ryan House.

 Year 11 Dinner Dance: The Year 11

Dinner Dance will be held next Friday evening, 6 August, at Sorrento Reception Lounge at Deagon. The function will commence at 7pm and conclude at 11pm. No students will be permitted to leave before this time.

this time.

 Uniform—The wearing of our

College uniform is an outward sign of self respect and respect for our College. We wish to address two aspects of this over the next few weeks. Next week every Group Tutor will be checking each student has his hat, house T Shirt and spray jacket, and that these are labeled with the student’s name. This is in preparation for the upcoming Inter-House Athletics Carnival. Year 10-12 students must also have their blazers labeled clearly. Over the following weeks Group Tutors will check each student with regard to correct shoes, black leather belt, tie and drawstring bag. I ask all parents to assist Group Tutors by ensuring your son has all the correct items of the College uniform and that each item is clearly labeled.

Day which means every student absent from school that day is required to have a Medical Certificate. If this procedure is not followed students will receive a Saturday detention. Students must wear the full Sports uniform and will go directly to Curlew Park on the day. I ask all parents to ensure that their son is present and wearing the correct uniform.

 Hair Week : Week 5 is half way

through the term and is known as “Hair Week”. I ask that you check your son’s hair and, if required, make the necessary arrangements to have his hair cut to meet the College guidelines before the start of Week 6. I remind all students that hair

needs to be combed in a style that is appropriate for school. We have spoken to

a number of boys and have sent letters to parents of those boys who require to have their haircut earlier. The “shaggy” look is not part of the Hair and Grooming  Inter-House Athletics—All students policy at St Patrick’s College. I also are expected to attend and participate in remind you that the “no fringe cut” that  The Year 12 Formal will be held next Tuesday at the Mercure Hotel in the the Annual Inter-House Athletics carnival accentuates the “Mohawk” and “Mullet” is on Friday, 13 August. The main aim of the not permitted at St Patrick’s. I ask that city. We wish the Senior students all the day is to promote participation by all best for their special night. Parents are you check your son’s diary Pages 21-22 students in all age groups. Events have welcome to join us at the Mercure for the full Hair and Grooming (Chelsea Lane) between 6.15pm and 7pm been organized to enable every student Guidelines. to participate and gain points for his for pre dinner drinks and family photos. House. Injured students will be allocated a The evening will conclude at 11pm. No

SPECIAL EVENTS DAY INTER-HOUSE ATHLETICS CARNIVAL FRIDAY 13 AUGUST FULL SPORTS UNIFORM STUDENT ABSENCE REQUIRES A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE COLLEGE DEAN David Gardiner I would like to add my congratulations to the SPC Cross Country Team. What a wonderful achievement! Well done, to all the coaches, runners and parents for an outstanding effort! The Inter-House Athletics Carnival will be held next Friday (13 August) at Curlew Park. The aim of the day is to have every student compete for his House regardless of his athletic ability. Being involved is a key component of being at St Patrick’s. The events are structured so that every student can be involved and gain points for his House. Key reminders: This is a Special Event Day which means every student is expected to attend unless he has a medical condition preventing his attendance.

 If a student can attend but not

compete he should have a note in his diary.  All students are to wear the full PE/ Sports uniform.

 Every student competes in 8 different events in year levels.

 All students are to meet at Curlew

Park by 8.30am on the day. A modified tuckshop will operate on the day but students should also bring their own water bottle and food.  The normal buses will collect the boys from Curlew Park at the conclusion of the carnival at 3pm.  Parents are most welcome to join the boys for the day – to watch or to help with the carnival.

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The College’s Open Day will be held on Tuesday, 24 August, from 3pm to 6pm. This is an opportunity for us to showcase the many talents and activities at St Patrick’s. We require students to help out for the Open Day with tours of the College and demonstrating work in the various departments. Please encourage your son to stay for Open Day and assist. Students who are able to help should speak to the relevant Head of Department. The P&F will also be operating a stall and would appreciate any parental support.

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IDENTITY & MINISTRY Paul Corfield ancient times. Brad told us the story of how the rivers were created and how the creator showed the people how to make the fish traps. It was a marvel to see this and remarkable to think that we fly around the world to see ancient wonders when we have these in our own backyard. Brad took us to the Hospital Creek Massacre site and like Myall Creek it was another powerful moment. Uncle Brad is a remarkable man with a very in-depth knowledge of Indigenous culture and he challenged much of our thinking. That evening a local non-indigenous man Goodooga is a town with a population well below 1000 and with only a pub approached me. He had driven past us at and a post office. We visited the local the Hospital Creek Massacre site and he school and were able to sit in the classes. After a long first day travelling from made a comment about the site. It was The highlight was visiting the youth centre then that I was bought back down to earth Sydney to Bingara in Northern NSW we and being able to play a game of cricket, and got a taste of the racism that still started Day Two with a visit to the Myall Creek Massacre site. For those who do not footy and even Sing Star with the exists not just in the small communities but children. In a town like Goodooga there is everywhere. know a lot about this it is something to research. It is an important part of all our little for the young people to do, which histories. Aunty Sharon showed us through can lead to boredom and other problems. The trip itself was a very eye opening one The youth centre is open until 8pm every the site and one could not help being and gave me the opportunity to night and both days on the weekend. This experience something that we don’t all swept away by the power of this site as has meant that there is now very little to Aunty Sharon told us the story. It was get to see. It was powerful in the way that no crime in the town. The people who run certainly an emotional experience. We it challenged previous notions and soon entered the town of Moree, a major this centre are wonderful. They do this perspectives, and I was able to see, hear with no other motive but to help the site in the Freedom Rides of 1965 which and experience the things that appear in children and the community. The biggest raised awareness of racial discrimination our textbooks. It was a powerful week in Australia. Aunty Noelene Briggs showed thing that struck me about wherever we that I hope I can use to ignite a spark at went was the wonderful sense of us through and took us to the public pool St Patrick’s College. community and pride. where activist Charlie Perkins made his stand against the segregation laws of the It has rained heavily so the next day it time. was an extra two hour trip to leave Goodooga with the sealed roads being Day Three included a trip to the small town of Walgett, an interesting little town flooded. We arrived in Brewarrina where Uncle Brad Steadman showed us the old and very confronting at the same time. Brewarrina fish traps. The fish traps are We visited a Catholic primary school difficult to explain but they go back to where we saw a presentation from the Last week I was given the opportunity of attending a weeklong immersion organised by EREA called “Let’s Talk”. The program involved 20 teachers and school leaders from the Australia wide EREA network travelling around Northern NSW, visiting Indigenous communities and sites of cultural and historical relevance. We were guided on our trip by Cassandra Gibbs, a Gamilaraay woman, who works at the Edmund Rice Centre in Sydney as an Indigenous Education Officer, and Julieanne Manson, an Arabana woman who also works as an Indigenous Education Officer.

students that included a traditional dance. We also learnt here how the indigenous staff members have incorporated the traditional language as part of their LOTE program. From here we travelled to Lightening Ridge where we heard stories of the dreaming. I had heard of the oral tradition, the ways stories were passed down, before but I was truly amazed at the power of this oral history. We entered the town of Goodooga where we stayed the evening and spent the next day.

Mark Mewburn Not sure if studying at University is worth it?? Go to www.projectu.com.au for a good look at this issue. I also have further information in my office for those interested in pursuing this topic further.

ADHD an issue ?: www.everydaywithadhd.com.au is a useful resource for parents and students.

 Aviation Careers Expo 21 August

www.aviationaustralia.aero/expo Airport Precinct  University of Southern Queensland Autism Qld is hosting a conference on 16-17 August. Speakers include Professor Open Day – Springfield Campus 22 August www.usq.edu.au RSL Youth Development Program is open Tony Attwood who wrote the best seller: to Year 11 and 12 students around Asperger’s Syndrome – A guide for Parents  JMC Academy Open Day – 4 Queensland. It offers grants in the and Professionals. Details can be found September www.jmcacademy.edu.au categories of on www.autismqld.com.au (Bookings required.)  Academic Achievement (inclusive of Coming Careers Events Arts, Drama, Dance, Media)  Griffith University Open Day  Sporting Achievement Sunday 8 August – Gold Coast/Nathan/  Community Leadership and Civic Southbank campuses – www.gu.edu.au Participation for details  University of Sunshine Coast Open Grants of $2500-5000 are available. Day – Sunday 15 August – Sippy Downs Applications can made online at www.usc.edu.au www.RSLyouth.com.au I have an application pack in my office. Page 4


ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR OF SPORT—LUKE DONATINI St Patrick’s College sporting history was made last Saturday at Limestone Park, Ipswich. Our 2010 AIC Cross Country Team will now be forever remembered as the first to claim an AIC aggregate premiership for St Patrick’s College. Congratulations go to our Cross Country Team and their coaches (Craig Gunn, Paul Toohey, Cassie Harden, Marthy Watson, Ben Greenfield and Kevin Ayres) on their victory. Very special congratulations go to the SPC Under 13 age group who took out first (1st) place in their division (U13). All other age groups placed either second or third. Age Group Placingswere: U13 – 1st, U14 – 3rd, U15 – 2nd, U16 – 3rd, Opens – 3rd Overall 2010 AIC Cross Country Placings 1st – SPC (34 points) 2nd – IONA (32 points) 3rd – MCA (25 points) 4th – VILLA (22 points) 5th – SEC/PAD (20 points) 7th – SPLC (9 points)

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 7am on the day of the fixtures. Metropolitan North School Sport Trial Information The following trial information is now available from the Met North Website – www.metnorthsport.qld.edu.au

Please note that all nominating SPC students MUST nominate through St Patrick’s College. Students/parents are required to contact Mr Ryan Schultz (SPC Coach Administrator) to be nominated or for further information. All forms (Availability for Selection, Parent Consent, Students Details and Medical Details) can be collected from Mr Ryan Schultz on successful nomination for one of the above trials. Please Note: Only students who nominate through St Patrick’s College will be eligible to attend any of these trials.

 Met North Under 19 Cricket Selection Trial

 Met North 14 and Under Cricket Selection Trial

 Met North 12 Years Cricket, Treloar Shield Trial  Met North 11 Years Cricket, McCasker Trophy Trial

TENNIS CO-ORDINATOR—BR. PRITCHARD St Patrick’s College Tennis Championships St Patrick’s College Tennis Championships are open to all CIC and AIC Tennis players. The draw has been set up, the initial rounds have reached the semi final stage and the semi finals and finals will take place for all age groups, Under 10 to Under 18, at Coops, corner of Beams Road and Gympie Road, Carseldine, behind the Woolworths, on Saturday morning, 14 August, from 8.30am to 11am. CIC Fixtures Round 3 Saturday 7 August SPC vs TSS

August 7th—SPC V TSS Team

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Deagon Tennis Centre

2

Deagon Tennis Centre

3

TSS Senior School Courts, Southport

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TSS Senior School Courts, Southport

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Deagon Tennis Centre

6

Deagon Tennis Centre

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TSS Prep, School Courts, Southport

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TSS Prep, School Courts, Southport

Please note:  TSS Senior Courts are off Winchester Street, Southport  TSS Prep Courts are off Lupus Street, Southport

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ACTIVITIES CONT’D BASKETBALL CO-ORDINATOR—STEVE COPPING CIC Basketball – Round 2 Friday 6 August Supplementary Round

TEAM

6 August Supplementary Games

7A

BYE

7B

4.45pm – 5.30pm Callan Centre Pier Avenue Vs Villanova

7C

4.00pm – 4.45pm Callan Centre Pier Avenue Vs Villanova

TEAM

6 August Supplementary Games

6A

BYE

6B

6C

TEAM

5A

4:45pm – 5:30pm SPC 6B vs SPC 6C Morven Court 1 Park Parade Shorncliffe 4:45pm – 5:30pm SPC 6B vs SPC 6C Morven Court 1 Park Parade Shorncliffe

5B

5C

6 August Supplementary Games 4.45pm – 5.30pm Vs Iona College Oblate Hall North Road, Wynumm 4:00pm – 4:45pm Vs Moreton Bay College Morven Court 1 Park Parade Shorncliffe 4:00pm – 4:45pm Vs Moreton Bay College Morven Court 2 Park Parade Shorncliffe

AIC BASKETBALL TRIAL ST PATRICK’S v ST PETER’S Saturday 7 August 2010 BASKETBALL – St Patrick’s College Callan Centre PLEASE NOTE: Entrance to the Callan Centre is ONLY via Yundah Street or Park Parade. The will be NO ENTRY via Pier Avenue. TIME 8.00 am 9.00 am 10.00 am 11.00 am 12.00 pm 1.00pm

COURT 1 CALLAN CENTRE 15B 15A 3rd V 16A 2nd V 1st V

COURT 2 MORVEN OUTSIDE 13C 13B 13A 14C 14B 14A

All students must wear correct uniform – SPC Basketball singlet (current style only) and SPC PE shorts or Basketball shorts. All items can be purchased from Clothing Store. CANTEEN WILL BE IN OPERATION

AFL CO-ORDINATOR — DOMINIC CROWLEY

SPC AFL 2010 In an exciting season the SPC Under 16 team remains undefeated, after this week defeating Villanova at Coorparoo. Next Monday afternoon (9 August) the Under 16s will play in the semi-finals against the second placed team from the southern AIC AFL draw. The Under 14s also beat Villanova to finish second in their draw. The team will now play the first placed team from the AIC AFL southern draw in the semi-finals. Both semi-finals will be played at Coorparoo with the Under 14s starting at 4.15pm and the Under 16s at 5.15pm. In the event that a SPC team wins next week, the final will be played at Coorparoo on Monday, 16 August. All players are expected at training on Wednesday afternoons 3.15 – 4.30 at the Sandgate AFL ground (Lemke Road). Please contact Mr Dom Crowley (dcrowley@stpatricks.qld.edu.au) for further information about AFL at St Patrick’s.

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ACTIVITIES CONT’D TRACK & FIELD CO-ORDINATORS – STEVE TILYARD (CIC) ANNE MAREE BLISS (AIC) CIC Track and Field Information for Saturday 7 August University of Queensland Track, St Lucia Time

Event

Age Group

7.45am

Open 1500m

Open (9Years – 13Years) (Host Colleges to start 1500m)

8.00am

100m/200m

All Age Groups

800m &Hurdles Shot Put High Jump Long Jump 800m and Hurdles Shot Put High Jump Long Jump Relays Shot Put High Jump Long Jump

13 and 12 Years 9 and 10 Years 11 Years 12 Years 9, 10 and 11 Years 11 Years 12 Years 13 Years All ages 12 Years 13 Years 9 and 10 Years

Relays

All ages (if required)

Shot Put

13Years

High Jump

9 and 10 Years

Long Jump

11 Years

9.00am

9.40am

10.20am

11.00am

800 Meter Events These will start at 9.00am and will run concurrently with other field events. We will start at 9.00am with:  9 Years and 10 Years 800m followed by:  11 Years 800m  12 Years 800m  13 Years 800m Each age group will be called out as another finishes. Boys will be asked to leave their field events and then return. We will be working on each 800m age group taking no more than 30minutes. Field Events It would be advantageous if schools only bring their TOP THREE/FOUR competitors for field events. Due to time restrictions, High Jump will run with ONLY 2 ATTEMPTS at each height. The High Jump competition will stop after 40 minutes regardless of the number of competitors still remaining. AIC Track and Field Training General Training Session for ALL AIC Track and Field Participants:  Monday Afternoons - Curlew Park from 3.30pm until 5pm.  Wednesday Afternoons - Curlew Park from 3.30pm until 5pm. Hurdles Specific Training – College Back Oval (Wednesday Mornings 6.45am – 8am) Event Specific Coaches Sprints/Relays – Ryan Schultz and Tim Hoysted 400m/800m – Paul Toohey 1500m/3000m – Craig Gunn/Tim Draper Hurdles – Luke Donatini High Jump – Luke O’Grady Long/Triple Jump – Marthy Watson Throws (Shot/Javelin/Discus) – Helen Roberts, Cassie Harden and Phil Webb All interested students in Years 8 to 12 are invited to attend the training sessions on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. For specific event training, students are asked to contact event coaches as outlined above. Page 7


ACTIVITIES CONT’D

CURLEW PARK ASSOCIATION AGM Our AGM will be held on Wednesday, 18 August, commencing at 7pm in the Jack Stevens Room. This AGM will be held prior to the P & F meeting.

DIRECTOR OF CULTURE—GEOFF SAMUELS QDU DEBATING Sadly our QDU debating successes have come to an end. Our phenomenal Year 8 (Team 2) were beaten by just a point against St Rita’s College. As a new team to the QDU competition these boys have all shown incredible debating skill and proficiency. They will certainly continue to be a force to be reckoned with in future years. Equally, our Year 12 (Team 2) had their first defeat of the entire season, with a narrow loss to Ormiston College. Moving through the preliminary rounds undefeated has seen the boys advance all the way to Round 3 of this finals series, a position that would place our young men in about the top 10% of debaters in Queensland. This is an impressive achievement and both the Year 8 and Year 12 teams should be congratulated on doing the College so proud. Whilst it is disappointing that our QDU season has officially come to an end, debating fanatics can still get their fix of the thinking man’s sport by taking in an Inter-House debate or coming along to the QDU final, scheduled for 25 August at Sommerville House. INTERHOUSE DEBATING Congratulations to all of the boys who competed in the first round of debates . There were some very close scores in what were very high quality debates. At this stage all teams are still able to progress to the finals with a good performance in next week’s second round. The draw for Round Two is as follows;

ROUND 2 AFFIRMATIVE Kennedy

NEGATIVE Ryan

ROOM AV red

Coffey

Quane

AV green

O’Rourke

Mooney

The Pit

INTERMEDIATE Monday 16 August 1:20 pm

Coffey O’Rourke

Ryan Kennedy

AV green The Pit

Mooney

Quane

AV red

SENIOR Tuesday 17 August 1:20pm

O’Rourke Kennedy

Quane Ryan

The Pit AV red

Mooney

Coffey

AV green

JUNIOR Monday 16 August 12:30pm

ADJUDICATOR

TOPIC

That sport should be compulsory for all school students

That teenagers should be subject to night-time curfews That students should be made to study defensive driving in the school curriculum

BATTLE OF THE BANDS Our annual Battle of the Bands competition will again be staged as the concluding event on the Open Day program on Tuesday, 24 August. The competition will be staged in two divisions, Junior (Years 7 – 10) and Senior (Years 11-12) with some great prizes on offer to the place getters in each division. See Mr Samuels or the Student Office for entry forms. Year 12 Drama Production Congratulations to the Year 12 Drama Students on a great performance!

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Uniform Shop

Lost Property 

SALE SALE SALE – REMAINING STOCK OF SUPPORTERS POLOS REDUCED TO $15 EACH – VARIOUS SIZES AND COLOURS. LONGSLEEVED POLOS $20 EACH. Trading Hours Term Time – Tuesday 12-4pm, Wednesday 10am-2pm, Thursday 7.30-11.30am

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Spray Jacket embroidered with name ‘C. Douglass’ Hat embroidered with name ‘D. Lucas’ Spray Jacket embroidered with name ‘Weekes’ Spray Jacket with name Patrick Squire

Ski Trip There are still a couple of spots left. $100 payable to the finance office will secure your place on the St Patrick’s College Ski Trip. 7 Days leaving Saturday, 18 September. $1005 includes all meals and accommodation at the snow, ski hire,5 1/2 days lift ticket, bus trip to and from the snow each day, only personal spending money extra. Please obtain a brochure with full details from the Student Office or contact Mr Van Der Weide. Email: kvanderweide@stpatricks.qld.edu.au Forms and Money are due in by 27 August. If you have paid a deposit but no longer intend to go, please contact Mrs Lee Schultz on 36319000 immediately

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COMMUNITY NEWS CONT’D P & F NEWS In March this year the College Support Groups hosted the Shindig Dinner Dance. It was announced that all proceeds from the raffle ticket sales would go to groups who have supported the College. We raised $2,852 on the night and I am pleased to announce on behalf of the College Support Groups that there will be a presentation of these proceeds at College assembly on Tuesday, 17 August, at 9.30am. Cheques will be presented to Karen Lawrie on behalf of the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation and Mr Paul Harrison from Kids Helpline. We hope that you can attend. A FEW REMINDERS: Entertainment Books: If you are not going to purchase the book, please return it to the College office as soon as possible or if you do wish to purchase, please send your money. If you have any questions about the Entertainment Book please contact Lesley Palmer on 0421 524 991. Twelfth Night Theatre: Saturday, 21 August, at 7.30pm for The Mary MacKillop Story. Tickets are $45 for adults and $17 for children/students and a portion of all ticket sales will go the P&F. All orders must be paid to the Student Office by 13 August. Please contact Louise Stringer on 0412 204 866 for more information. For your Fruit and Vegetable Home Delivery Service, contact Gary Greinke at the Mal Meninga Fresh Fruit Market at Taigum either by phone on 0423 070 611 or email gary@malmeningafresh.com.au. Spend $45 and the P&F receives $5 cash back. Packs can be fully customized to suit your needs and the price includes free next day delivery. DATE CLAIMERS: OPEN DAY Tuesday 24 August. The P&F will be cooking the sausage sizzle and helpers will be needed for cooking and serving so watch this space for more information. Band of Brothers Arvo on the Oval Concert. Sunday 17 October from 2pm to 5.30pm For more information contact Kath Richardson on 0412 772 132 or by email on kathleen_richardson@bigpond.com. The next P&F meeting will be Wednesday, 18 August, at 7.30pm in the Resource Room (Library). Diane Hamill—President H: 3205 5180 (after 6pm) Mob: 0413 130 863

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The Paddies Van is Proudly Sponsored by:Tuesday Morn BBQ— Decker Park, Sandgate 7.25 am—9.00 am Tuesday, 10 August Jayden Scriven, Jakob Rosenblatt, Brendan Webb, Cameron Luck, Rhys Leaver, Harrison Moore

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

Thursday Evening Street Van — Brisbane City 5.00 pm—8.45 pm

Thursday, 12 August Thursday, 12 August Jayden Scriven, Jakob Rosenblatt, Wade Simpson, Harry Kecek, Brendan Webb, Cameron Luck, Jack Grindrod, James Kelly, Sam Rhys Leaver, Harrison Moore Phillips, Sam Barry

Saturday Night BBQ—Sandgate Rotunda 5.45 pm—8.30 pm Saturday, 7 August Ziah and Tekura Fassee, Matthew Podosky, Tom Andersen, Gerard Denkes

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

Date

Helpers

Fri          06/08 

Evelin Liddell, Fiona Prince, Joanne Casey, Chris Jones 

Mon      09/08 

Lorraine Durigon, Leanne Basile, Emma Jane Baker 

Tue        10/08 

Cally Egerton, Louise Stringer, Vicki Wolstenholme 

Wed      11/08 

Mary Brodie, Andrea Meade, Jane Doyle, Sue Henley 

Thu        12/08 

Julie Blansjaar, Jeana Scott, Vicki Robinson 

Fri          13/08 

Evelin Liddell, Fiona Prince, Joanne Casey, Chris Jones 

Special Tuckshop Day: Sports Carnival Menu: Friday, 13 August, is the Inter-house Athletics Carnival at Curlew Park. Volunteer help is needed for this day. If you are able to help on the day, even just for a couple hours, please contact the tuckshop on 3631 9050 or just pop on in on the day. Hoping to see you there for a great day!

Food Cheese Burgers ......................................................................................................................................................$3.00 Hot dogs ................................................................................................................................................................$2.50 Pies ........................................................................................................................................................................$3.00 Cheese and spinach rolls .........................................................................................................................................$3.00 Sausage Rolls .........................................................................................................................................................$2.50 Finger Buns ............................................................................................................................................................$1.50 Choc-chip Cookies ...................................................................................................................................................$2.00 Chips Original ..................................................................................................................................................................$1.50 Salt & Vinegar ........................................................................................................................................................$1.50 Honey Ham………………………………………… ..................................................................................................................$1.50 Twistees ..................................................................................................................................................................$1.50 Lollies Frogs ................................................................................................................................................................ 5 for 50c Killer Pythons ………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………….$1.00 Chomps ..................................................................................................................................................................... 80c Curly Wurleys ............................................................................................................................................................. 80c Fizzers ....................................................................................................................................................................... 30c Zappos ....................................................................................................................................................................... 80c Drinks Water .....................................................................................................................................................................$1.50 Soft Drinks .............................................................................................................................................................$2.00 Powerade ...............................................................................................................................................................$3.00

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DATE CLAIMER August 6 Year 12 Biology/Multi Strand Science/Marine Studies Camp / Volleyball Schools Cup / CIC Basketball Rnd 3 / Year 11 Dinner Dance August 7 CIC Tennis Rnd 3 / CIC T&F Meet at UQ August 9 Year 12 QCS Practice (all day) / AIC AFL Semi Finals / AIC v GPS Football August 10 Year 12 QCS Practice (all day) / Year 8 Science Test / Yr 12 Formal

August 11 RNA Holiday August 12 Year 10 Careers Morning

August 13 Inter-House Athletics / Junior Concert Band Excursion / CIC Basketball BYE August 14 College Tennis Championships

August 16 Inter-House Debating Rnd 2 / AIC AFL Finals / Year 10-11 Subject Info Evening August 17 UNSW Maths Competition / Inter-House Debating Rnd 2

August 18 Year 12 Geography Exam August 19 Spirit Assembly / Year 12 Accounting Exam / Year 9 Core A Exam / AIC T&F Meet at SAF

August 20 Year 10 Subject Selection Interview Day / Year 8 Core A Exam / CIC Baskettball Rnd 4 August 21 AIC Basketball / Tennis Rnd 1 / CIC Tennis Rnd 4 / CIC T&F Meet at UQ

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Issue 23 - Calling - (5 August 2010)  

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