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No. 26 

23 August 2012

Dear Members of the St Patrick’s College Community,

Today I had the opportunity to attend the Opening Ceremony of the Queensland Under 15 Rugby Championships which St Patrick’s College are hosting at Curlew Park. This event is another in the suite of 60 Year Events the College is hosting. Curlew Park again looked in excellent condition and my thanks and congratulations go to the Curlew Park staff for their efforts in ensuring our fields are in such good order. My thanks are also extended to the staff, parents and students who are assisting with the Carnival this week. Games continue until Sunday and we can always use some extra volunteers with set up or at the canteen. Last Friday, our annual Inter-House Athletics Carnival was held at Curlew Park. The weather was very kind to us and a great day was had by all. Again my thanks to the staff and large band of parents who assisted throughout the day. I also wish to congratulate the students on their involvement and spirit on the day. Well done to all. As well as being a fun day there was also a competitive aspect to the day and I congratulate Coffey House for winning the carnival. This weekend we continued the CIC sports competition against Gregory Terrace and we begin the AIC season against St Peters. I wish all players the best for the season and encourage all to play hard but always play within the spirit of the game. I wish to congratulate Harrison Galvin - Captain of Tennis and Ethan Fleming & Mitchell Cash - Captains of Basketball on their respective appointments. I am confident that these young men will lead their teams well and be excellent ambassadors for St Patrick’s College. Next week the College is hosting the EREA Board on Monday and Tuesday. I take this opportunity to welcome the members of the Board and I am sure that the St Patrick’s College Community will extend our usual friendly hospitality. Following the meeting, Dr Wayne Tinsey will attend the St Patrick’s College Board meeting on Wednesday 29 August to present the St Patrick’s College school renewal report. Once presented to the Board, Wayne will return to St Patrick’s College later in the year to formerly present the report to the College and endorse St Patrick’s College as a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice Tradition. Also next week Fr Liam will celebrate the Sacramental Mass for those young men who have been participating in the College’s sacramental program. Over 20 students, from all year levels, will receive the various sacraments. This is a special event in our College calendar and a wonderful celebration of the Faith Community of St Patrick’s College. Finally this week, I wish Tyler Samus, Samuel Nothard, Jacob Johannessen and Jeremy Gordon, who will depart Australia this week to travel either to Canada or USA as part of the College’s Exchange Program. I wish all boys safe travels and am confident that they will represent St Patrick’s College with distinction. Have a great week. God Bless

Helpers Needed Curlew Park Canteen

Dr Michael Carroll College Principal

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday for Queensland Under 15 Rugby Championships at Curlew Park.

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


College Dean Pleasure & Happiness

Mr David Gardiner Leadership Formation Opportunities

Pleasure and happiness. I had an interesting conversation last week regarding today’s society and the concepts of pleasure and happiness. Many activities we do are able to provide us with immediate pleasure in our lives. We constantly do things to give ourselves pleasure. But in life, do we find this brings real happiness. Does it bring us to be better people?

The Leadership Formation Opportunities are an important component of the Year 11 program offered at St Patrick’s. Twenty Year 11 students will be travelling overseas this year, with the first leaving this Sunday. Jacob Johannssen and Tyler Samus travel to Archbishop Moeller High in Cincinnati USA, while Jeremy Gordan and Sam Nothard will be studying at Vancouver College in Canada for the next six weeks. We wish It is a struggle I believe we as teachers and as parents struggle the boys all the best for this great opportunity and look forwith daily with our young men. Today, more than ever, there is ward to hearing of their experiences. a need for instant gratification and recognition. Our young men are constantly seeking immediate pleasure and public EREA Conference acknowledgement. The question is are they better young men Last week I had the pleasure of attending the annual EREA for it. Are they actually happier? The need for time on FaceDeputy Principal Conference in Melbourne. It was a productive book and other social media, going to the party on Saturday night that everyone else is going to, watching endless videos/ three days with a visit to our fellow EREA school St Bernard’s in TV programs, staying up late and texting friends at all hours of Essendon, plus sessions on education, legal, media and finanthe night, playing computer games hours on end, all are cial aspects of our colleges. ‘needed’ by our young men to make them feel good. But is this a fleeting emotion? Do they feel better during the following A lot of very positive actions occur across our EREA colleges. week. We should be very proud of the work at St Patrick’s but also of the work being done across the EREA network. I believe as teachers, and as parents, it is our responsibility to provide opportunities and boundaries for our young men to provide them experiences that will make them happy in the long term and grow as young men. This sometimes requires tough love, setting clear boundaries with consequences that are enforced, and making strong statements about what we believe in. Big challenges, but with very rewarding outcomes.

AP Student Formation The Inter-House Competition The Athletics Carnival last Friday was exceptionally well attended and there was an excellent spirit of participation and competitiveness. Congratulations to Coffey House on winning the Athletics Carnival. Special thanks need to go to our Grounds Staff for a magnificent job of preparing Curlew Park for the carnival. The Year level winners were:- Year 5 - Mooney; Year 6 Treacy; Year 7— Quane; Year 8 – Kennedy; Year 9 – Coffey; Year 10- O’Rourke; Year 11- Treacy; Year 12 – Treacy. Overall Places were 1st – Coffey, 2nd- Quane/Rice 4th Kennedy, 5th – Treacy, and 6th –O’Rourke 7th Xavier, 8th Mooney 9th Ryan. Congratulations to Mr Copping and all the Coffey students and staff on a great performance.

Mr Frank Torrisi Students can place their phone in the Student Office for safe keeping during the day. Our policy is that if we see a phone during school hours we will take that phone. If there is any concern about the use of a phone we will check the contents of that phone. We encourage every student to use his phone appropriately or risk losing the privilege of having a mobile phone at school.

St John Fisher College Social

Friday 21 August 2012 7.00pm – 10.00pm Years 8-12 at St John Fisher College, Killoran Centre Bracken Ridge—$10 Entry Current ID is essential for entry. The College Code of Conduct will apply, which includes modest and appropriate standard of behaviour on the dance floor. Dress standard to be appropriate for a school event which includes, no singlets, inappropriate Mobile Phones I would like to remind parents of procedures regarding mobile slogans or thongs. All students need to be aware if they are phones at St Patrick’s. Students are allowed mobile phones as attending respectful behavior is expected we understand the need for communication in many situations. 2 | St Patrick’s College Calling 


AP Identity

Mr Matthew Hawkins really appreciate meals like this one tonight – it helps me save my money for the train fare.

Last Thursday night, I was talking to a bloke at the Paddies Van in the city – his name was Errol. Errol was maybe in his late fifties and carried four bags, one carrying a swag/ sleeping bag. Our conversation went something like this: Errol: Me: Errol:

G’day mate. Just wanted to say thanks for the meal tonight – I really enjoyed it. No worries at all. Did you like the chicken stir-fry and rice? Absolutely – it was lovely.

Me:

That’s great to hear – I’ll pass that on to the boys who made it. They’ll love to hear that.

Errol:

The boys made it? Fair dinkum? How old are they? When did they make it? The boys are in Grade 11, so I guess they’re about 16. They make something every week and spend their Thursday lunchtime in the school kitchen making it. What, just for us? Are they here tonight? Of course for you – I bet they don’t cook at home! No, the boys who cook often can’t come on Thursday nights – some of them have part-time jobs or footy training on Thursday nights, but they still want to make a contribution. Really good of ‘em. Compliments to the chef! Where are you sleeping tonight, mate? I’ve been under a big fig tree on the grounds at QUT for the past 5-6 weeks or so I guess – came up from down south. It’s fine there – security look out for me, and there’s plenty of lights on around the place at night, so I feel fairly safe. “Fairly safe”? Well, you know how it is. Not really mate, no. Tell me a bit about how it is…..if you don’t mind. By the way, my name’s Matt. Errol. Nice to meet you, Matt. No, I don’t mind at all. I’ve been living on the street for over twenty years – not really embarassed about it anymore. I hardly remember any different to be honest. I travel around most of the time – stay in one place a couple of weeks or a couple of months, then head off and find somewhere where it’s warmer or cooler or has less mozzies. I’ve learnt though that some towns treat blokes like me better than others. That’s why Bris bane’s alright – no one hassles me too much. I still cop the odd bit of abuse from people, but I’ve got thick skin these days. I’ll head north in a week or two. That’s why I

Me:

Errol: Me:

Errol: Me: Errol:

Me: Errol: Me:

Errol:

Matt:

We’re happy we could help, Errol. All the best mate – maybe we’ll see you again next week.

Errol:

Maybe. Good night, Matt.

And with that, Errol walked off into the night, towards his fig tree at QUT. Maybe Errol will be at the Van tonight – maybe he won’t. That’s not the point really. As you read over this short conversation above, it is easy to form an opinion, or make a judgment on Errol. But that’s not the point either – not the point of the Paddies Van. We don’t go to judge; we just go to listen to, to talk with, to share a meal with, to be present for Errol and others like him. Beginning next week, the Paddies Van will be going into the City on Tuesday nights and Thursday nights. We are therefore looking for more students, more staff, more old boys and more parents who might like to get involved every now and then. If you would like to, or you think your son might like to, please send me an email or give me a call. Thanks everyone. Have a good week. Matt Hawkins mhawkins@stpatricks.qld.edu.au 07 36319021

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Campus Minister

Mr Paul Corfield

Last weekend many of the students and staff took part in the 40 Hour Famine. I did the 40 Hour Famine as well and chose to give up food for 40 hours, which before I did this I didn’t think it would be a hard task. The Friday night became a difficult experience as I sat at Suncorp Stadium to watch the mighty Brisbane Broncos. I had made sure that before 8pm (The famine starting time) I was well fed but as time drew out through what was a nail biting game I began to have some small cravings. It was here that I suddenly took the time to see the large abundance of food and drink being consumed all around me, the man behind me ate two hotdogs in one half of Rugby League. Saturday became much harder and it was made more difficult by the fact I realised I still had a day and a half ahead of me before I could eat again. During the day I did some chores around the house and even mowed the lawn and by about 4:00 in the afternoon I began to feel very tired and my stomach felt like it was being tied into knots. The evening was made harder by the fact I would have to watch the Wallabies without being able to eat chips and sip on a cold beer. It was here I realised that how as a society we associate food with so many of our rituals. When we watch a movie it’s often with Popcorn and soft drink, when we watch sport it’s with Pizza and a refreshing beverage. I had a very restless sleep feeling the knots in my stomach and never feeling quite satisfied. When 12:00 hit on Sunday the famine was finished and I very happily ate some Fish and Chips at the beach with my wife. I truly realised the irony of what I was doing here. The Famine is about raising money but it is also about being able to walk in someone else’s shoes. To feel how I felt being tired and having hunger pains all the time, is something that I could not even imagine. I was reminded of when I had visited East Timor two years ago and a family in one of the villages invited me into their home and gave me a bowl of rice. At the time the price of rice had increased and the families could not simply afford to buy large amounts of rice but this family still was able to share their food with someone who was a complete stranger to them. Things like the 40 Hour Famine always remind us of how lucky we are and what it is like to live in another’s shoes. To be truly Just people we must first experience what it is like for others to be able to walk in their shoes.

If you would like to donate to the Forty Hour Famine you have until September 30. You can donate to our cause by visiting our profile: http://www.40hf.com/stpatricks Just $40 can help feed an entire family for a month in countries like East Timor and Ethiopia

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AP Curriculum

Mr Chris Campbell

Year 8 Subject Selection Thanks to parents who attended the Year 8 subject selection meeting on Monday evening. The online subject selection portal is currently open and will remain so until Friday 7 September. Curriculum guides were given out to the boys on Monday. These guides contain relevant and detailed information regarding the make up of year 9 and 10 courses of study.

School Based Apprenticeship Program

Samuel John, Year 12 Ryan House Leader, is currently working for Aviation Welding Australia as a sheet metal fabricator specialising in Aviation Welding, a role which he worked hard to find himself and after approaching a number of Year 10 SET Plan Meetings employers and sitting through a number of interviews he was Year 10 SET plan meetings are to be held in the library on Fri- offered a role as a school based day of this week. Appointment times have been emailed. Par- apprentice. ents and boys should report straight to the library on Friday. There are no classes for Year 10 but students must wear full Since pursuing his dream of workschool uniform to the meetings. ing in the aviation industry Samuel has been fortunate enough to work on a wide variety of aircraft, he says the best part about his apprenticeship is the wide vaYear 12 QCS Year 12 students will complete the QCS test on Tuesday and riety of materials and welds he gets to work with, much better than spending his day working on the same machine Wednesday fortnight. All Year 12s are required at school on these days whether they are completing the test or not. The completing the same weld. only exception to this are boys who will be attending Structure d Workplace Learning. If students have missed any work placement days, it is permissible for them to contact their employer and organise a makeup day on either the Tuesday or Wednesday (4th and 5th September).

Recently Samuel was nominated for Queensland School based Apprentice of the year and was lucky enough to make it into the top 5 apprentices in the State. At the awards ceremony on Friday night just past Samuel came very close to taking out the top prize but unfortunately just missed out to another finalist. Samuel says the best part about completing Year 7-10 NetBooks a School based Apprenticeship is that he is earning money Can I remind all parents and students in Years 7-10 about the doing something he enjoys and is reducing time from his importance of saving work from the netbooks/laptops onto trade studies along the way, as well as knowing that he has a their SD card. Boys have got into the habit of saving work on- full-time role to head into next year. to the computer itself. This will create problems if the machine is put in for repair as the student will have no back up I would like to congratulate Samuel on his outstanding of the work. Saving to the SD card takes the worry out of achievements this year an I encourage him to continue strivboys not having their computer. They simply transfer the SD ing to meet his career goals. card into the hot spare they receive from IT. Once this is done the files can be retrieved and work can continue. Mr Jonathan Brough A/Head of Curriculum VET In order to assist in the process, our IT technician has made a short video, showing how to save work to the SD card. This video has been placed onto the College website. I suggest all parents and students access this video.

Change of Assessment dates Study of religion Religion & Ethics

- 11A & 11B - 11A & 11B

new date new Date

Wed 3rd Sept p1 11B, P3 11A Monday 27 Aug P7 11A, P1 11B

CAREERS Take some time to look at the Careers section on the school links tab on parent lounge. Ms Emily Rotta College Counsellor

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Indigenous Liaison Officer

Let’s Talk EREA – working in partnership with Indigenous Communities’ – an Immersion for EREA staff led by Cassie Gibbs a Gamilaraay woman and Julieanne Manson an Arabana woman, held from August 5 to August 11 2012. ‘Let’s Talk’ is based on the belief that all people have a vital role to play in the development of a civil society and gain a greater understanding of social justice, human rights, reconciliation and identity issues.

Mr Stanley Carr ited – especially in western NSW. For me this opens up a huge and wonderful opportunity for all of us involved in Indigenous Education. Pathways, Post school effective pathways should always be our focus. We experienced a smoking ceremony here also.

Stan with 2 girls at Goodooga  Sports Day. 

In Brewarrina our facilitator was Uncle Brad who tells the stories of his forefathers who grew up in the Government run mission. Most people who lived under the harsh conditions have issues with authority and Governments and Uncle Brad is ‘Let’s Talk’ began in Ireland, Northern Ireland and London in one of them. He explained to us that his life was really hard 1997 as part of the Irish Peace Process which allowed young with every part of every day being overseen by a Government people to talk to each other, people from different walks of employee. It reminded me of the life people used to live on life who talked and learned. ‘Let’s Talk Rural’ began in North West NSW as a consequence of the initial Irish experience and the Queensland missions. Something most of us will never promotes furthering right relationships between Indigenous experience thank God. and Non Indigenous peoples. In conclusion, it was an eye opening experience which took me right out of my comfort zone. In my opinion all EREA staff We visited the Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Site near should have an opportunity to be involved in this Bingara. In 1838 twelve armed stockmen rode onto Henry Dangar’s property at Myall Creek and rounded up, like animals, twenty eight friendly Aboriginal elderly men, women and children. These people were the relatives of the Aboriginal men working with the station manager. The armed stockmen dragged the Aborigines into the bush and slaughtered every last one. Their bodies were then burnt. Originally the 12 stockmen were released by the courts but were retried and subsequently hanged. 162 years after the Massacre a memorial to the Wirrayaraay people was erected at the site. I have to say I’ve seen Flanders fields where the poppies still grow blood red; I’ve seen Guadalcanal where men died in battle but I’ve never been more moved than experiencing the eerie feelings I felt at hearing of this massacre. Colonialists have much to answer for.

At Lightning Ridge Aunty Brenda took us to meet Rhonda who talked to us about the Indigenous student’s lack of opportunity. Even when the students are educated in the city or to a high standard, their employment opportunities are lim-

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The plaque of ‘The Bell’ that  ruled life on the Mission 

In Walget I ran into a man I hadn’t seen for about 25 years when I worked on the Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and was pleased to see that the program is moving forward. Deaths in Custody are reduced and housing and quality of life is improving.

Pig on the spit.  Lunch in  Goodooga.                  

We moved on to Moree which has a long history also of unrest and disadvantage. I also got angry at the system which allows huge multi national cotton farms get $35000 a bale for their cotton but put nothing back into the community. The primary school kids who want to raise money collect the cotton waste on the side of the road. This, in my opinion, is terrible. It’s good that the kids and community care enough to raise money but it really says huge amounts about the society we live in.


Director of Sport

Mr Luke Donatini

IMPORTANT DATE TO REMEMBER

SPC TRACK & FIELD CAMP 2012 Friday 5 October to Sunday 7 October (Last Weekend of September/October Holidays)

This year’s St Patrick’s College Track and Field Camp will be two nights, three days on the Sunshine Coast from Friday 5 October to Sunday 7 October at Glendalough Outdoor Education, Peregian. Our athletes/your son will enjoy wonderful accommodation and training facilities as well as being able to experience training, coaching and tips from some of Queensland’s best athletes and coaches. This is an elite athletic venue and a great opportunity to be experienced by all that attend. The overall cost of the three (3) day camp will be approximately $140.00. For this price the athletes will receive: Accommodation. Meals included (students will need to purchase lunch on Friday and Sunday) Educational sessions on self- massage, diet and recovery techniques. Guest Speaker (s) Recovery session(s).

This will be a great opportunity and we ask you allow your son to participate in this year’s Track and Field Camp.

Those wishing to attend must return the attached permission form together with a deposit of $50.00 by Friday August 24, 2012 to Ms Donna Day at the College’s Main Office.

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Track & Field

Ms Harden, Mr Locke & Mr Morris

Metropolitan North Information Nominations are now being called for the Metropolitan North Under 14 Cricket Selection Trials. The trials will be held at the Brisbane Grammar Fields, Northgate on Tuesday 11 September 2012. All students wishing to attend and trail at this year’s Metropolitan North Under 14 Cricket Selection Trials MUST collect all appropriate information from Mr Ryan Schultz (SPC Gym) NO LATER THAN FRIDAY 24 August.

SENIOR TRACK & FIELD (AIC) – Mr Rob Morris SPC Senior (AIC) Track & Field Training Schedule for Term 3 2012 This is our working Training Schedule for AIC Track and Field for Term 3 of 2012. Please note that some training sessions may change or be added but those involved will be notified of this by the specific event group coach/s should there be changes.

Training Day

Sprints

Middle Distance

Hurdles

Throws

Monday

Back Oval 3.15 to 4.30pm

Curlew Park 3.30pm – 4.45pm

Back Oval 6.45am to 8.00am

Curlew Park 3.15pm to 4.30pm

Tuesday

Back Oval 3.15 to 4.30pm

Curlew Park 3.15pm to 4.30pm Curlew Park 3.15pm to 4.30pm

Wednesday

Thursday

Back Oval 3.15 to 4.30pm

Friday

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High Jump

Long Jump

Back Oval 3.15 to 4.30pm

Back Oval 3.15 to 4.30pm

Lunchtimes

Lunchtimes

Lunchtimes

Lunchtimes (Junior & Senior) Tabata Curlew Park 3.30pm – 4.45pm Curlew Park 3.30pm – 4.45pm

Triple Jump

Lunchtimes


Track & Field

Ms Harden, Mr Locke & Mr Morris

JUNIOR TRACK & FIELD (CIC) – Ms Cassie Harden & Mr Doug Locke CIC Track and Field Training Schedule If you need any further information about Year 5 to Year 7 Track and Field, please contact: Ms Cassie Harden - charden@stpatricks.qld.edu.au Last Friday was our inter house athletics carnival and it came to my attention that we have a great group of athletes at St Patrick’s College. There are 2 meets left, one this Saturday the 25th August and one next Saturday the 1st September, at University of Queensland St Lucia. The bus leaves school at 6.30 am and we arrive home at 12.30 -1pm. Championships are only 2 weeks away. Athletics Championship are the 10th and 12th of September.

 

Monday

Tuesday (6.45am – 7.45am) Drills/Sprints

Before School Morning Tea   Junior Lunch Time

Wednesday

 

Thursday

Friday

 

(6.45am – 7.45am) Drills/Sprints

Team Meeting

 

 

 

Shot Put/ High Jump

 

Hurdles

 

 

Saturday

Meet at University of Queensland

 

After School

(3.15-415pm) High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put

 

 

Time

Event

Age Group

7.30am

Open 1500m

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

7.45am 9.00am

9.40am

10.20am

11.00am

100m/200m

All Age Groups

800m & Hurdles

13 & 12 Years

Shot Put

9 & 10 Years

High Jump

11 Years

Long Jump

12 Years

800m & Hurdles

9, 10 & 11 Years

Shot Put

11 Years

High Jump

12 Years

Long Jump

13 Years

Relays

All ages

Shot Put

12 Years

High Jump

13 Years

Long Jump

9 & 10 Years

Relays

All ages (if required)

Shot Put

13Years

High Jump

9 & 10 Years

Long Jump

11 Years

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Basketball Corey Meehan

Mr Corey Meehan

cmeehan@stpatricks.qld.edu.au

3631 9028

AIC/CIC TRAINING TIMES:

AIC/CIC TRAINING TIMES CIC BASKETBALL Year 5A, 5B: Tuesday & Thursday JUNIOR LUNCH on Back Oval Courts Year 6A, 6B: Tuesday and Thursday 3:15pm-4:45pm on Front Courts 6C: Tuesday 3:15-4:45pm on Front Courts, Thursday JUNIOR LUNCH on Back Oval Courts Year 7A, 7B: Monday and Thursday 3:15pm-4:45pm all boys meet on Callan Center steps Year 7C, 7D: Tuesday and Thursday 3:15pm-4:45pm on Back Oval Courts

AIC BASKETBALL All teams are to train Tuesday and Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm at Boondall Entertainment Center unless otherwise specified by coach. U16A: Skill session Monday and Friday senior lunch (Meet on Callan Center steps) and training Thursday afternoon at Boondall Entertainment Center 3:30pm-5:00pm

SPC Basketball Uniform

AIC Basketball Round 1 AIC Basketball St Patrick’s College vs St Peter’s Lutheran College 25 August 2012 St Peters Lutheran College Venue: (enter off) Lambert Rd Indooroopilly TEAM

TIME

VENUE

1sts

2.00pm

SPLC – Gymnasium Court

2nds

1.00pm

SPLC – Gymnasium Court

3rds

11.00am

SPLC – Gymnasium Court

16A

12.00am

SPLC – Gymnasium Court

15A

10.00am

SPLC – Gymnasium Court

15B

9.00am

SPLC – Gymnasium Court

15C

8.00am

SPLC – Gymnasium Court

14A

1.00pm

SPLC – Outside Gymnasium Court 1

14B

12.00pm

SPLC – Outside Gymnasium Court 1

SPLC – Outside Gymnasium Court 1 TRAINING 14C 11.00am Reminder that all boys are required to wear their college P.E. SPLC – Outside Gymnasium Court 1 13A 10.00am uniform or Basketball uniform at training (including sports socks), at no stage are boys allowed to wear other club SPLC – Outside Gymnasium Court 1 13B 9.00am singlet’s, NBA singlet’s, rugby jersey’s etc. If boys are SPLC – Outside Gymnasium Court 1 found wearing the incorrect uniform they will be asked to sit 13C 8.00am out of training which may affect selection chances. If boys are continually found wearing the wrong uniform they may CIC Basketball lose the opportunity to represent the college in basketball, I Friday 24 August vs. Gregory Terrace ask for all parents support with this matter. Aug 24 GT (Home) TEAM GAMES (7 & 5) By this stage all boys should have an SPC Basketball singlet 7A 4.45pm – 5.30pm Callan Centre for games. The first round of AIC competition is this Saturday 7B 4.00pm – 4.45pm Callan Centre (25 August); all boys must have a numbered singlet by this date. Boys are permitted to wear college P.E. shorts during 7C 4.45pm – 5.30pm Morven 1 games so long as all pockets have zips. SPC basketball shorts Vs NC (Home) 4.00pm – 4.45pm 7D are available for purchase from the uniform shop if desired. SPECTATORS For all boys who wish to stay around and support after their respective game, full College formal uniform is to be worn, you will be not be permitted to stay unless you meet this requirement.

6A 6B 6C

Morven 1 4.45pm – 5.30pm Campbell Centre Rogers Street Spring Hill 4.00pm – 4.45pm Campbell Centre Rogers Street Spring Hill Vs NC (Away) 4.30pm – 5.15pm NC Outdoor Court 1

Contact coach regarding transport

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5A

4.45pm – 5.30pm Morven 2

5B

4.00pm – 4.45pm Morven 2


Tennis Coordinator

Brother Chris Pritchard

SPC TENNIS On Saturday 18th August the St Patrick’s College Tennis Championships took place for all ages at Club Coops, using eight courts, organised by Br Chris Pritchard and Brad Harbottle, LifeTime Tennis. The day was a perfect spring morning with no cloud cover and little wind. There had been a large number of participants and some 124 students had taken part. Many parents and siblings were on hand to assist, encourage and console all players during the morning. The basic format for the day was a set (first to 6 games) with a tie breaker if necessary (first to 7 points) while the Opens used the formula for 1st IV AIC Tennis, best of two sets. All the earlier rounds to the semis had been played in the three weeks prior to the ‘Finals Day.’ Congratulations to all competitors and the eventual College Champions, 2012. The Finals results were: U.10

Adam Palmer def Cooper Grinlaubs 6-1

U.11

Eli Judd def Lewis Huxtable 6-1

U.12

Joshua Weeding def Quinn Storrie 6-3

U.13

Richard Cook def Xavier Power 6-0

U.14

Matthew Beard def Bede Jennings 6-3

U.15

Alex Kallenbach def Joseph Kelly 6-0

U.16

Daniel Seagrott def Joseph Cross 6-0

OPEN

Matthew Travers def Harry Galvin 6-3, 6-1.

AIC Tennis 25 August 2012 St Patrick’s College vs St Peter’s Lutheran College St Peters Lutheran College Venue: Entry via Lohe Street or Lambert Road, Indooroopilly St Patrick’s Venue: Coops Tennis Centre. TEAM

TIME

1sts

8.30am

HOME OR AWAY Away

VENUE

2nds

8.30am

Away

3rds

8.30am

Away

16A

8.30am

Away

16B

8.30am

Away

15A

8.30am

Home

Lohe Street Court 1 & 2 - St Peters Lutheran College, Entry via Lohe Street Indooroopilly Lohe Street Court 3 & 4 - St Peters Lutheran College, Entry via Lohe Street Indooroopilly Lohe Street Court 5 & 6 - St Peters Lutheran College, Entry via Lohe Street Indooroopilly Stolz Court 1 - St Peters Lutheran College, Entry via Lambert Road, Indooroopilly Stolz Court 2 - St Peters Lutheran College, Entry via Lambert Road, Indooroopilly Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Rd Carseldine

15B

8.30am

Home

Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Rd Carseldine

14A

8.30am

Home

Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Rd Carseldine

14B

8.30am

Home

Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Rd Carseldine

13A

8.30am

Home

Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Rd Carseldine

13B

8.30am

Home

Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Rd Carseldine

13C

8.30am

Home

Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Rd Carseldine

CIC Tennis 25 August 2012 All CIC matches commence at 8.00am unless otherwise stated.

Team

August 25th v GT HOME

1

Deagon Tennis Centre

2

Deagon Tennis Centre

3

Victoria Park Courts Gregory Terrace Spring Hill Victoria Park Courts Gregory Terrace Spring Hill

4 5

Deagon Tennis Centre

6

Deagon Tennis Centre

7 8

Players are to be at their venues at least 20 minutes prior to commencement in order to warm -up properly. If matches are in doubt due to constant rain, please check the St Patrick’s College Sports Information Line for cancellations.

Victoria Park Courts Gregory Terrace Spring Hill Victoria Park Courts Gregory Terrace Spring Hill

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Director of Sport

Mr Luke Donatini

ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE TRACK & FIELD CAMP PERMISSION SLIP I do / do not give my son _____________________________ in class ________ permission to participate in the Track & Field Camp from Friday 5th October to Sunday 7th October. Signed:____________________________ Date: ___________________________ Parent / Guardian Those wishing to attend must return the permission form together with their deposit payment of $50 by Friday August 24th , 2012 to Ms Donna Day at the College’s Main Office. Final payment is due by Friday 14th September 2012. As the students will be participating in Educational sessions on self massage, diet and recovery techniques it is imperative that we know if your son/s has had any previous injury or suffers from an ongoing medical condition that could hinder his participation in massages. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ Diet Requirements Does your son/s require any special dietary requirements? If yes please give details _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ METHOD OF PAYMENT Student’s Name: ____________________________________________________________ Cash:



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Director of Culture

Mr Geoff Samuels

Interhouse Debating After three rounds featuring more than 40 debates our Interhouse Debating Competition for 2012 culminated in the final series staged this morning. The entire College student body and teaching staff watched eight very competitive and lively debates which determined the final standings for all houses this year. The final team standings are as follows;

INTERHOUSE DEBATING 2012 Congratulations to all of the students from years 7 to 12 who competed so well for your teams and special thanks to the many staff who gave up precious lunch hours to adjudicate the debates this year.

COFFEY

KENNEDY

MOONEY

O'ROURKE

QUANE

RICE

RYAN

TREACY

XAVIER

PLACING

8

1

6

4

7

9

5

3

2

POINTS

2

10

4

6

3

1

5

7

8

PLACING

4

9

2

7

3

8

5

1

6

POINTS

6

1

8

3

7

2

5

10

4

8 8th

11 4th

12 2nd

9 7th

10 5th

3 9th

10 5th

17 1st

12 2nd

JUNIOR

SENIOR TOTALS PLACING

 

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Debating News Last night our Firsts tried to achieve what no debating team has achieved before them…a win in the semi-finals of the QDU competition to see them move into the grandfinal. Sadly, whilst our young men spoke with eloquence and determination, it was not to be, narrowly going down to Brisbane Girls Grammar. A tough short preparation topic for our team – ‘That we should ban the digital enhancement of all people in advertising and magazines’, though Angus Lane, Duncan Moir and Joshua Smith certainly rose to the challenge with some compelling argument. Ultimate wingman Lachlan Marsh proved as crucial as ever in helping the boys formulate their attack.

Mr Geoff Samuels student supporters for their final’s campaign. We’ve no doubt that the Girls Grammar ladies would have felt

somewhat intimidated by the sea of young men proudly sporting their green and gold. Thank you to Br Chris Pritchard for ferrying the supporters out on yet another late Wednesday evening.

Whilst we bid farewell to our seniors, our Year 7 QDU team have only just begun their debut season in the competition. We’ve no doubt that they are our stars of the future and they are certainly off to a flying start. The boys arrived for their first debate with nerves of steel. The team of debaters, Adam Aquilini, Joe Grew and Max Marson argued strongly against St Paul’s. They all did a fantastic job and This year our Firsts have deserved their status as one of the have walked away with a victory. That’s 1 from 1! Well done top 4 in Queensland for Year 12 debating. Together with gentlemen! They continue their march to glory on 5 Tom Huth, the boys have faced incredibly tough competition September at 7.00pm at St Paul’s. Get along and be part of and they have never disappointed in their debating the debating 2012 excitement. prowess. A special thank you to the large contingent of supporters who turned out to help our young men fight the good fight. A significant number of parents and siblings Ms Zoe Morgan regularly attend these debates, but College Captain Ricardo Debating Coordinator Thomas took it upon himself to organise a massive group of

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College News SCHOOL ACCOUNTS Term 3 school accounts were posted to all families on Monday 9 July. Due to an emailing problem over the holidays fee accounts were not able to be sent via email. The Term 3 account was due and payable on the 16 July 2012 unless alternative payment arrangements have been put in place. Please note any extra charges that appear on this account will need to be paid as soon as possible. You will note that there has been a charge added to your Term 3 account for the 60th Anniversary school photograph for $40.00. A letter explaining this charge was included with your fees from Dr Michael Carroll. If you have not received a Term 3 account or have any queries regarding your account pleas contact Judy Kelly on 3631 9019.

FOUND Socks, shoes, jackets, jumpers, hats, mobile phones, the list goes on and on Next time you are at the College drop by the Student Office and look through the abundance of lost property. You just might find what you have been looking for .

ART UNION TICKETS PLEASE RETURN CAR ART UNION TICKETS TO THE OFFICE

SOLD OR UNSOLD

LOST PROPERTY HAT - Joshua Oakes

SKI TRIP All payments and forms due this Fri 24 August

SHOES - Grosby Black Leather Shoes Size 8 Nick Small

Please contact Lee Schultz Finance Office on 36319027 for any enquiries.

BLAZER - Belonging to Jack Collingwood

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Sport Support Group

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Sport Support Group

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Sport Support Group

CURLEW PARK ASSOCIATION Curlew Park is a valuable facility that benefits so many in the St Patrick’s community. The College has a lease arrangement with the City Council for Curlew Park and it is administered by the Curlew Park Association. This Association meets once a month on a Wednesday and is in need for a volunteer to fill the role of Secretary. The Executive is an essential group for the College to maintain the lease arrangement with the City Council and continue the outstanding development of the community grounds. If you are interested in volunteering for the Association please contact the Main Office.

Canteen Helpers Required Queensland School Sport 15 years & under RUGBY UNION STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 23-26 August 2012

Curlew Park. The SPC - Sport Support Group will be running the Canteen during the 4 day event. All proceeds raised go towards the St Patricks College Sporting Program and Amenities. Timetable for help to operate the canteen is based on Thursday 23 August - 8:30am to 2:30pm (10 games) Friday 24 August - 8:30am to 2:30pm (10 games) Saturday 25 August - 9:00am to 2:00pm (5 games) Sunday 26 August - 9:00am to 1:00pm (4 games) All assistance greatly appreciated Please contact David Row mob: 0409531457; email: drow4@bigpond.net.au St Patrick’s

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Rosters 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

 

 

 

Tuesday, 28 August

Thursday, 30 August

Thursday, 30 August

Saturday, 1 September

Mahdi Sherwell, Suede Watson Feilo, Lachlan Taylor, Lachlan Payne  

Jahred Mauricio, Kosta Doueihi, Christian Stevenson, Matt Baildon, Cody McLean

Lliam Stone, Tom Sark, Sam Laydon, Lachlan Munro

Will Gallett, Harrison Royley, Zeckial Sinclair, Adam Edgar, Josh Sutton  

 

Saturday Night BBQ Sandgate Lagoon, Sandgate 5.45 pm-8.30 pm

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

UNIFORM SHOP SUPPORTER POLOS – These are available in Mens & Ladies sizes @ $55 so you can ‘look the goods’ and support your teams for the Basketball, Tennis & Athletics season.

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

TUCKSHOP ROSTER

TUCKSHOP ROSTER DATE

HELPERS

Fri

24/08

Debra Phillpot, Sandra Messina, Vera Woods

Mon

27/08

Jen Smith, Michelle Steen, Tricia Vesely, Sue McPhillip

Tue

28/08

Sharyn Mula, Francesca Jacevelli, Donelle McVeigh, Suzanne Steiger

Wed

29/08

David Rowe, Christine Rowe, Joanne Humble, Rosary Guppy

Thu

30/08

Theresa Browning - HELP NEEDED

Fri

31/08

HELP NEEDED

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Date Claimers

WEEK EIGHT August 28 Sacramental Mass August 29 Year 11/12 Work Placement QDU Grand Finals Yr 11 Marine Studies Camp August 31 CIC Basketball Round 5 V BBC (A) AIC Track & Field Meet 1 September 01 CIC Tennis Round 5 V BBC (A) AIC Tennis/Basketball Round 2 V SLC(H)

WEEK NINE September 04 Year 12 QCS Test September 05 Year 12 QCS Test September 07 CIC Basketball Round 6 AIC Track & Field Meet 2 September 08 CIC Tennis Round 6 AIC Tennis/Basketball Round 3

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Calling - Issue 26 (23 August 2012)