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16 September 2010

No. 29

Dear Members of the St Patrick’s Family, This is the final edition of the Calling for Term 3. It has again been a full and productive term and its success is very much due to the efforts of the staff, parents and students. There were many highlights in and out of the classroom throughout the term and all involved should be very proud of their efforts. Congratulations must be passed onto the CIC Track and Field team and the Hockey team. The CIC team was placed second in the purple division, winning the percentage trophy and the under 12 age group winning their division. This was a fantastic team effort. Congratulations to all athletes and their coaches. Special mention to Mr Tilyard for his unquestioned dedication and expertise in preparing this team. Well done to all. Similarily, congratulations to the Hockey team who were both courageous and sporting in defeat against the highly credentialed St. Edmund’s team. There were beaten 3-2 in the final and again were a credit to themselves and their coach, Ms Watson. Well done. With the holidays comes the opportunities to recharge the batteries and prepare for the ‘sprint of Term 4’. Over the holidays annual Ski trip will take place. I wish all involved the very best. Next term there are a number of events that will occur. Over the holidays I will send a letter to all families outlining a number of issues regarding the College. Included will be information on the following events:Mimiki Race Day Band of Brothers Celia Lashlie Lecture Ashes Luncheon


9 October 17 October 26 October 20 November

I would encourage families to consider attending these events if possible. On Friday, we will conclude Term 3 with a liturgy that will begin at 12.45pm in the Callan Centre. I extend an invitation to all parents to join the staff and students in this liturgy. As part of the liturgy, the College will be reading the Pledge for ‘Stand up for Poverty’. It is expected that 173 million people around the world will make this same pledge in the coming days. Finally, I wish to thank all within the College community very much for their efforts and support during Term 3 and hope that the upcoming holidays are restful and enjoyable.

God Bless

Dr Michael Carroll College Principal

Term 3 Concludes Friday 17 September at 1.30pm Term 4 Begins Monday 4 October at 8.30am Summer Uniform is to be worn

COLLEGE DEAN David Gardiner It was with a heavy heart and sadness that we received tragic news this week of the loss of a senior student at Archbishop Moeller High in the USA. Two of our students—Chris Harris and Kurt Myers— are currently on exchange to Moeller High. Our hearts and prayers go out to the grieving family and the Moeller community. What an incredible term we have had. The Year 12 students sat their very important QCS Test and did everything

that was asked of them; the Cross Country team won the AIC Championship; the CIC Track and Field team came second after being promoted this year to the top division; the Senior Theatresports team came third in the State final; the Open Hockey team won their division; the Under 16 AFL team were AIC Premiers and the U14 AFL team came second; the Art Club had a grand opening at Peter Martin’s Art Gallery in Nundah; the Year 11s and 12s celebrated at their Semi Formal and Formal; our Junior Music Band won a

Gold medal at the Catholic Colleges Music Festival; the Battle of the Bands rocked; Quane House swept the floor in the Inter -House debating finals; and thousands of assignments and exams were completed. That is probably enough for one term. I hope everyone enjoys the break and is able to spend some quality family time together. See you back on Monday 4 October for our last term to an incredible year. Take care.

STUDENTS Frank Torrisi I would like to take the opportunity to wish all members of the St Patrick’s community all the best for the upcoming Spring break and hope that it is both restful and energizing. Congratulations to all the boys for a great semester. It certainly has been a very full but positive term. Enjoy the break – it is well deserved. I would like to raise some important information regarding Hair/Grooming and Uniform before the commencement of Term 4.

and eyebrows at all times”. I ask that all boys make the necessary arrangements to have their hair cut to meet the College guidelines before the start of Term 4. If you are going on holidays please make sure your son has a haircut before he returns. If a student’s hair does not meet College Guidelines he may be sent home and then be required to attend Saturday detention to make up the time missed. Please assist us in maintaining the high standards of both Uniform and Grooming.

Hair: The Hair and Grooming Policy is located on page 21 and 22 of the College diary with the underlying principle “St Patrick’s College requires students to maintain a high standard of dress and grooming so as to present an appropriate image of the College to the broader community and to each other. It is an expectation that hair be kept neat, tidy and above the collar, ears

Term 4 Uniform – Term Four commences on Monday, 4 October, for all students. All students are to wear the school summer uniform during Term Four. However Year 11 and 12 students must continue to wear their School Ties. Please ensure your son has his full uniform for the first day of Term Four.

Lost Property: At the end of the term any lost property that is not claimed and not named will be either returned to the Uniform Shop to be resold or will be given to St Vincent de Paul. We have a lot of clothing in lost property unnamed. Please ensure that all clothing is labelled in a number of places in permanent marker pen. Orientation Evening for 2011: The next intake of new students to St Patrick’s will begin with the 2011 Orientation Evening on 11 October. This is an important occasion as we welcome the new families to St Patrick’s and it would be wonderful to have a number of present families to assist with this evening. We require parents to assist with the meeting and greeting, a welcome BBQ, helping serve drinks in the tuckshop and with supper. If you can help please contact Mrs. Sandra Fowlie in the Student Office (3631 9070).

STUDIES Allan Clark NAPLAN Once again St Patrick’s College prepared well for NAPLAN testing and faired well in the results. Our Year 5, 7 and 9 cohorts have all achieved pleasing results taking into consideration that NAPLAN tests are based on the curriculum from New South Wales and Victoria rather than Queensland. Student NAPLAN reports will begin arriving at schools during the week beginning Monday 13 September. We use NAPLAN data to inform our teaching practices. The results will be carefully examined by all year level teachers. Any results that indicate unexpected performance need to be validated in the first instance. Test anxiety, for example, can often cause unexpected test results and therefore do not reflect the true ability of the student. Once a need for further action is established, extension plans or support plans for learning will then be put in

place. If you have any concerns, it is best to discuss these with your boy’s class teacher in the first instance. Together you and the class teacher know your boy across a rich and varied context. Standardised, point in time tests such as NAPLAN simply cannot tell the full and complex story of student learning. The media in general portray NAPLAN as high stakes testing, that is, that these tests in some way contribute to school outcomes for students such OP scores. The reality is that these tests do not contribute to any final score or label at St Patrick’s College and are not intended to do so. NAPLAN tests are certainly high profile tests but they are used for diagnostic information to inform student learning rather than contributing to any final report or outcome for students. NAPLAN testing is high profile but not high stakes.

As mentioned above, NAPLAN tests are based on the curriculum from the southern states and not the Queensland curriculum. The media has set high expectations that the current Queensland Year Three cohort would be the first Queensland year level to catch their southern counterparts as they were the first Prep year in Queensland. This is grossly unfair to these students for a number of reasons. Prep in Queensland is still not compulsory and the Prep curriculum to this point has not included the explicit teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. The new National Curriculum will include formal literacy and numeracy outcomes for Prep which will commence in 2011. Realistically therefore the results of this change to a national curriculum will not be seen in our College results of the Year Five cohort until 2016 at the earliest.

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IDENTITY & MINISTRY Matthew Hawkins At St Patrick’s, the life and charism of Edmund Rice is at the heart of all we do. Edmund continues to be an inspiration to us, and challenges us to open our eyes and hearts to the poor, and to act for justice. We respond through our service programs and through our curriculum, and we hope that by the time students leave St Patrick’s, they are equipped with not only the passion, but also the skills to contribute to making the world more peaceful and more just, no matter what field they enter. Edmund modelled this for us in the early 19th century in Ireland. Later that century though, someone else modelled a similar way of life right here in our home country, and in fact, right here in our own state and city. She, like Edmund, saw a need and responded to that need. She is of course Blessed Mary MacKillop, soon to be Saint Mary MacKillop, Australia’s first saint. Blessed Mary will be canonised on Sunday October 17, and millions will watch this special event take place. In the Edmund Rice tradition, Mary’s story strikes a chord. Like Edmund, hers was a

relatively simple ministry. Edmund saw the poor in Waterford, and made a decision to address the need through providing an education for those poor children, while also providing food, clothing and of course, an opportunity for a better life. Likewise, Mary MacKillop’s aim was simple. She said, “Never see a need without doing something about it.” She, and her Sisters of St Joseph, went wherever they were needed. That journey took them throughout Australia, especially into indigenous communities; it also took them to East Timor, New Zealand and South America. In days and weeks leading up the Canonisation, our students will learn more about this amazing Australian, and this began on College Assembly last week. Although, on the surface, Edmund’s and Mary’s mantras were quite simple, both needed extraordinary courage, commitment and compassion to fulfil their aim, and this is where they are inspirational to us all. I, like many Australians, will be watching as Mary MacKillop becomes St Mary on October

17. If you are interested, there are some celebrations taking place in the lead up to the Canonisation, and then some celebrations on the day. These include: Monday October 4: The Archbishop hosts “Woman of Prayer and Action – a regional gathering exploring the spirituality of Mary MacKillop”; 7-9pm; Our Lady, Queen of Apostles Church, 70 Appleby Rd, Stafford. Thursday October 14: St Mary MacKillop Mass, St Patrick’s College, Shorncliffe – specific times TBA. Sunday October 17: Celebrate the Canonisation of Mary MacKillop, a Saint for all Australians; 4-8.30pm; the Cathedral of St Stephen and surrounding precinct, featuring free entertainment and a live feed of the Canonisation Ceremony in Rome. I wish the St Patrick’s community a safe, relaxing and enjoyable break.

Mark Mewburn Availability of new program for families of children who are bullied The Resilience Triple P program is designed to help families support their children in situations of bullying. It includes coaching children to handle difficult situations, parenting strategies to improve child resilience and strategies for communicating effectively with the child’s school to resolve bullying. This new program is being trialled by the Parenting and Family Support Centre (University of Queensland). Families interested in participating in the program are, for a limited time, offered free program participation in exchange for participation in the associated research. If you have a child aged between 7 and 11 years who has been experiencing bullying by peers and you would like to find out more, please call Karyn Healy 3346 7814 or Science Technology Engineering or Maths Careers?? QUT is offering a day of investigating where such careers can take you....what

problems are facing society now that you can impact. The demand for professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields is at an ALL TIME HIGH. This day will include tours and workshops. Info and REGISTER ONLINE: Event is during these holidays –Gardens Point CampusTuesday 28th Sept – FREE – RSVP by Fri 17th Sept. or

interactive day for children aged 6 to15. Day activities include a photo with a snake, koala or Crocodile, ride the train, behind the scenes tour and preparing food for Australia’s unique native wildlife.

Coming Careers Events 22nd Sept – ENDEAVOUR College of Natural Health – Course Information Bereavement Support Group (6weeks) Seminar – 6:30pm - 362 Water Street, on offer for age 6-11 children & parents Fortitude Valley in November – details: • 27th Sept “Be An Exercise Scientist or 3632 8300 for a Day” at ACU 9 to 3pm – register for a place at: (Suzanne)....Karuna is a Brisbane-based universityexperience charity which strives to bring comfort, support, care and peace of mind to those • 29th Sept University Experience – who are dying, as well as their carers and Arts Industries at ACU 9-3pm – Register for a place at: families by providing free nursing, universityexperience counselling, spiritual care, grief and loss support and equipment loans to over 500 • 1st Oct “ Be a Nurse for a Day” at ACU 9-3pm – Register for a place at: people a year. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Eco Ranger holiday program is an affordable education based, fun and

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ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR OF SPORT—LUKE DONATINI Changes To The Weekly Sports Column Within The Calling Please be aware that there will be some slight changes to the content placed the weekly sports column of the Calling. From Term 4 of 2010, I will only be acknowledging the following sporting achievements: • Those directly associated with St Patrick’s College Sport, • District School Sports Representation, • Metropolitan North School Sport Representation • Queensland Representation and • National Representation All other sporting achievements gained outside of St Patrick’s College will be acknowledged in a more informal manner when such information is received.

Ryan Shepherd (Yr5) – broke the CIC Under 10 60m Hurdles Record with a time of 10.84 seconds. Congratulations Ryan!

Ms Marthy Watson and SPC Open Hockey Team – winning the Zone 5 Brisbane Schools’ Hockey Championships. The team then advanced on and played the Zone 6 Champions (St Edmund’s College Ipswich) and lost 3-2. Congratulations to the SPC Hockey Team on a great effort!

Darcy Roper (Yr7), Alex Singer (Yr7), Owen Jones (Yr6), Ryan Shepherd (Yr5), Pearson Locke (Yr5) – Selected into the Metropolitan North Primary Track and Field Team.

Kurt D’Amico (Yr8), Ryan Smith (Yr9), Liam Roberts (Yr9), Jacob Johannessen (Yr10), Harry Egerton (Yr10), Blake Henley (Yr11), Brayden Ross (Yr11), Tarrin Walls (Yr11) and Cameron Myers (Yr12) - Selected into the Metropolitan North Secondary Track and Field Team.

Congratulations Mr Steve Tilyard, Ms Cassandra Harden and SPC Junior Track and Field Team – Placing second (2nd) overall at last week’s CIC Track and Field Championships. This is the best result SPC has ever achieved at a CIC Track and Field Championships. Congratulations on a • Callum Thompson (Yr6) and fantastic result. Richard Cook (Yr6) - selected for the Under 11 Metropolitan North Cricket • SPC Under 12 Track and Field Age team to compete for the Mc Casker Trophy. Group – The Under 12 SPC age group was successful in winning their CIC Age Group. They were crowned as the 2010 • Hamish Chapman (Yr7) - selected in Age Champions for CIC Track and Field. the Under 12 Honorary Indoor Cricket All Great Effort Lads! Stars Team.

Adam Edgar (Yr7) – selected in the Under 12 Queensland Metro Football Team.

Jake Parker, Liam Roberts, Ryan Smith, Matt Brown, Jason Rees, Nick Herpich, Luke Teeuwson, Jack Frawley – all selected to represent Brisbane North Rugby Union Under 14 squad/team for next week’s State Championships on the Sunshine Coast.

Sean McArdle, Zane Kent, Ryan Pearson, Chris Ryan-Budd, Corey Wagner – all played in the U13 Div 1 AFL grand final for Aspley and defeated Kedron 83 to 34 on Sunday.

Benjamin Gould (Yr5) - selected in the Queensland Under 13 Table Tennis Team to compete at the Australian Junior Table Tennis Championships at the Gold Coast over the coming holidays. Good luck Ben! Sports Information Line (Wet Weather) The telephone number for St Patrick’s College Sports Information Line/Wet Weather Update is 3631 9080. Please be reminded that in the event of Wet Weather, any changes to the published schedule for sporting fixtures will be made just before 7.00am on the day of the fixtures.

BASKETBALL CO-ORDINATOR—STEVE COPPING AIC ROUND 5 St Patrick’s Vs Marist College Ashgrove Saturday 9th October 2010 BASKETBALL VENUE – Marist College Ashgrove Indoor Basketball Courts, Frasers Road, Ashgrove. TIME



8.00 am



9.00 am



10.00 am

3rd V


11.00 am



12.00 pm

2nd V



1st V


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 AT MCA BASKETBALL

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September Tennis Tournaments and Clinics The two week September holidays are mid way through the 3rd Trimester of AIC Sport. Sandgate & District Youth Tennis Centre, Deagon, is offering, during the second week of the school holidays, a coaching clinic and a Closed Tournament for their players and St Patrick’s College players. Information is provided at the Club and our College Student Office. The Spring Junior Masters Circuit is being organised by Club Coops, Beams Road, Carseldine, 21-23 September. Forms are available from the club and our College Student Office. St Patrick’s College AIC tennis clinic will be offered for all our players during the both weeks of the school holidays, held at: 20-24 September Sandgate & District Youth Tennis Centre, Deagon: Monday to Friday U.13 & U.14 7.30am to 9.00am U.15 – Open 9.00am to 10.30am 29th September to 1st October College Morven Courts Wednesday to Friday U.13 & U.14 7.30am to 9.00am U.15 – Open 9.00am to 10.30am REMEMBER: Early to bed and early to rise makes one healthy, wealthy and wise.

AIC TENNIS Round 5 St Patrick’s College Vs Marist College Ashgrove Saturday 9th October 2010 Tennis Game Details Venues: The Gap State School, Settlement Road, The Gap; Mt Maria Junior Courts, South Pine Road, Enoggera and Coops Tennis Centre, 751 Beams Road Carseldine





Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Rd Carseldine

Warm Up 8.00am


The Gap State School Courts Settlement Rd The Gap

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The Gap State School Courts Settlement Rd The Gap

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Mt Maria Junior Courts South Pine Rd Enoggera

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Mt Maria Junior Courts South Pine Rd Enoggera

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Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Rd Carseldine

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Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Rd Carseldine

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Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Rd Carseldine

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Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Rd Carseldine

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Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Rd Carseldine

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Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Rd Carseldine

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All students must wear correct uniform – SPC White Tennis Polo and SPC PE Shorts (all items can be purchased from Clothing Store).

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Thank you to all the boys who attended trials this week. Trials will continue on the first day back at school Monday 4th October. Age Group


Under 13

4pm – 5.15pm

Under 14

4pm – 5.15pm

Under 15

5.15pm – 6.30pm

Under 16

5.15pm – 6.30pm


5.15pm – 6.30pm


‘SPLASH’ Chermside Pool 375 Hamilton Road Chermside

Behaviour on the Bus and at the Pool A reminder to parents that the bus will leave the College to transport our boys to Chermside, however, private transport is required home after training. While some of our more senior players who travel on the bus are more than willing to aid us in supervising our younger boys, please support the Water Polo Program in emphasising the importance of good behaviour on the bus, and at the pool, to your son. Afternoon Tea at Chermside Shopping Centre Some of our senior boys who travel on the bus have been asking to going over to Chermside Shopping Centre for afternoon tea before their training is due to start at 5.15pm. I have asked that any boys wanting to walk next door to Chermside need to have gained permission from their parents. If any parent has any concerns with their son doing this, please let me know via email or by phone no. 0410 611 496. Commitment to Athletics Athletes need to give the School’s In-Season Premier AIC Sport Track and Field priority over Water Polo. I would encourage boys to communicate with their Track and Field coaches regarding attendance at trainings and trials.


SPORTS GEAR FOR OUR SCHOOL! COLLECT MORE VOUCHERS, GET MORE GEAR! We have registered for the Coles Sports for Schools program where Coles is giving all primary and secondary schools in Australia the chance to get brand new sporting equipment – and we need your help! Every $10 spent at Coles Supermarkets, Coles Online, Bi-Lo or Pick‘n Pay between Thursday 2 September and Sunday 31 October 2010, will earn a Coles Sports for Schools voucher worth 1 point. We’re asking our local school community to collect these vouchers from family, friends and neighbours to drop into the collection box we have in the Student Office at school.

The more vouchers we collect, the more sports gear we can get!

Just remember to ask for the vouchers when you pay during your normal weekly shop.

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The SPC hockey team played St Edmund College in the NAB Zone 5 Vs Zone 6 playoff last Friday. We travelled to Ipswich Hockey Centre where we started the game in pouring rain. St Edmunds scored first and we came back strongly at the end of the first half to score our first goal. The second half saw St Edmunds scoreless and we scored our second goal within the first ten minutes. It was a tough game that could have gone either way but St Edmunds defended well. The final score was 3-2. St Edmunds now moves on to the Queensland finals in Townville. I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the supporters: students, parents and staff who came to watch and cheer at the games during the season. Thank you to our captain Tim Carter and vice captain Craig James who showed excellent leadership skills and led the team from the front with enthusiasm.

TRACK AND FIELD CO-ORDINATORS—STEVE TILYARD (CIC) AND ANNE-MAREE BLISS (AIC) CIC Track and Field Last week our Junior Track and Field team competed at the 2010 CIC Track and Field Championships. All the athletes performed at their best and were well and truly rewarded for their efforts. Overall SPC placed second (2nd) behind Iona with Nudgee Junior College in third (3rd) and Marist College Ashgrove in forth (4th). Other highlights were: • Under 12 Age Groups – Overall Champions • Ryan Shepherd – New CIC Record for Under 10 60m Hurdles. The last time St Patrick’s College achieved such a performance was: • In 1974 when we won the CCC (Combined Catholic Colleges) Track and Field Championships

In 2005 when we came second (2nd) at the AIC Track and Field Championships. AIC Track and Field AIC Sprints, Relay and Hurdles Holiday Training All AIC Sprints, Relay Runners and Hurdles are advised that there will be training sessions conducted over the holiday break on the College Back Oval. It is expected that all athletes involved Sprints, Relays or Hurdles make every effort to attend these sessions. The following days and times will apply:

• Tuesday 21 September – 9.00am until 10.30am (College Back Oval) • Thursday 23 September – 9.00am until 10.30am (College Back Oval)

Monday 27 September – 9.00am until 10.30am (College Back Oval)

Wednesday 29 September – 9.00am until 10.30am (College Back Oval) Holiday Competition Meets For ALL AIC Athletes (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

Friday 24 September – Compete at UQ Track (St Lucia) All Comers Meet Commencing at 2.30pm • Friday 1 October - Compete at UQ Track (St Lucia) All Comers Meet Commencing at 2.00pm Athletes who intend on competing at these meets MUST compete in correct St Patrick’s College attire.

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ACTIVITIES CONT’D TRACK AND FIELD CO-ORDINATORS—STEVE TILYARD (CIC) AND ANNE-MAREE BLISS (AIC) - CONT’D AIC Track and Field Championships The first round of events of the AIC Track and Field Championships will be held on Friday evening (8th October) at QSAC from 4.45pm. They will be: EVENT



Javelin High Jump Shot Put Discus Triple Jump Triple Jump Discus Javelin Long Jump Shot Put 1500m 1500m 1500m 1500m 1500m

13 Years & Under 14 Years & Under 15 Years & Under 16 Years & Under Open 13 Years & Under 14 Years & Under 15 Years & Under 16 Years & Under Open 13 Years & Under 14 Years & Under 15 Years & Under 16 Years & Under Open



Javelin High Jump Shot Put Discus Triple Jump

13 Years & Under 14 Years & Under 15 Years & Under 16 Years & Under Open


1500m 1500m 1500m 1500m 1500m

13 Years 14 Years 15 Years 16 Years Open

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Under Under Under Under


Triple Jump Discus Javelin Long Jump Shot Put

13 Years 14 Years 15 Years 16 Years Open

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Under Under Under Under

(Warm up on Arrival)

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(Only relay track events will be conducted from 7.00pm until 8.00pm )

All other Championship events will be conducted next Wednesday 13th October at QSAC.

For further information or clarification please contact Mrs Anne-Maree Bliss.

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SPC CRICKET 2010/11 Season We are currently looking for interested participants to be involved with coaching in our 2010/11 SPC Cricket Season. Please see below for more information on qualifications and getting involved. Coaching Accreditation: Please note the below course involved both Level 1 Cricket Coach and Level 1 Umpiring Qualifications.

LEVEL 1 CRICKET COACHING COURSE Queensland Cricket will be conducting the following course: The Level 1 Coaching Course is conducted in two parts. The first theory part is done online at the Queensland Cricket website Click on the icon GETTING INVOLVED then scroll down and click on COACHING. Once the page is open, scroll down and click on to Level 1 Online Accreditation Course. After the page is open, scroll down and complete the “Introduction to Cricket Course”. (This part of the course must be done before starting the second part.) Once the online course is complete you will receive a certificate which must be brought to the practical session. The second part of the course will be conducted on the date below at the listed venue.


Monday 18th October 2010 8:30am to 5.00pm St Patrick’s College, Shorncliffe

Ensure that you also complete the on line section of the course and send the certificate with your registration or bring with you to the course.

INTERESTED? St Patrick’s Sports Department are looking to qualify willing participants if they commit to being a part of the 2010/11 SPC Cricket Program and coach an age group team. If you interested in coaching an SPC Team and gain qualification or would like to complete the course by yourself please contact Ryan Schultz at or on 0432329877 if you are interested in participating in the above course.

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General Admission $20 SPC students $10 and Children 6 and under FREE. Band of Brothers tickets can be purchased through the College office Ph:3631 9000 Special Guest Artist on the day is Aussie Band AMY MEREDITH. Tickets are limited so get in early to secure your spot on the oval. For any further information please contact Kath Richardson at Or Mob 0412 772 123

Dear Mooney parents, As many of you would be aware, Peter Bancroft, Mooney House Dean, has taken some long service leave for the remainder of the year. In his absence, I will be taking the reigns acting in his role. Please feel free to contact me should you have any issues, or even just to say ‘Hello’. I look forward to providing you with an on-going commitment to the development of our young men in Mooney House…Ribbit… 07 3631 9024

Lost Property 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 Blue Esky with a Thermos Flask inside Spray Jacket embroidered with name ‘Louis Steedman’ Spray Jacket embroidered with name ‘Wieland’ Hat embroidered with ‘E. Harvey’ Spray Jacket embroidered with name “Turk’ Grey Pullover size 16 with name ‘Browning’ on the label Hat embroidered with ‘T. Browning’ Lost BMX Bike Helmut Grey Pullover with name Steven Pettigrew on tag

Uniform Shop SUPPORTER’S GEAR – New range of polos $35 and caps $20. Golf Umbrellas $18. Water Bottles (current house colours) $6. T&F SKINS – Short $36. Ankle length $53. HONOUR POCKETS will be done over the holidays. Blazers due in to the Uniform Shop Tues 14 Sept with appropriate paperwork. Trading Hours Term Time – Tuesday 12-4pm, Wednesday 10am-2pm, Thursday 7.30-11.30am

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St Patrick’s College invites you to a talk by social commentator CELIA LASHLIE. Celia Lashlie, author of ‘He’ll Be Ok -Growing Gorgeous Young Boys Into Good Men’, will give a talk at St Patrick’s College on 26 October. With 15 years experience working in the prison services of New Zealand, Celia undertook the ‘GOOD MAN PROJECT’ with 25 boys schools throughout NZ- a project aimed at creating a working definition of what makes a good man in the 21st century. The result was a significant insight into the minds of teenage boys and what they are feeling in this period of their lives. Celia is an inspirational speaker and provides challenging suggestions and plenty of practical and reassuring advice for parents. You will be left with much food for thought on how to help your sons along the road to becoming good men. All parents will find something valuable in this talk regardless of whether you have sons or not. TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER 7PM START ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE THE CALLAN CENTRE PIER AVENUE, SHORNCLIFFE

Bookings are essential. To reserve your seat please phone 36319000 or email Numbers are limited.

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The Paddies Van is Proudly Sponsored by:Tuesday Morn BBQ— Decker Park, Sandgate 7.25 am—9.00 am

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

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

Saturday Night BBQ—Sandgate Rotunda 5.45 pm—8.30 pm

Tuesday, 21 September N/A

Thursday, 23 September N/A

Thursday, 23 September Nick Siliato, Cameron Ferguson, Josh Parry, Jackson DaForno, Sam Phillips

Saturday, 18 September Damien McMahon, Gerard Denkes, Lliam Stone, St John Fisher College

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



Fri          17/09 

Nola Pederson, Trisha Fitzpatrick, Jenny Evans 

Mon      04/10 

Margaret Webb, Karen McArdle, Rosamund Harrington 

Tue        05/10 

Jo Humble, Michelle Smith, Sara Cronk 

Wed      06/10 

Mary Brodie, Sue Henley, Andrea Meade, Jane Doyle 

Thu        07/10 

Julie Blansjaar, Liz Divine, Jeana Scott, Vicki Robinson 

Fri          08/10 

Carolyn Harmen, Susan Mobbs, Sue Fuhrmeister, Trisha Willis, Liz Kelly 

BUS FARE ASSISTANCE & STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES   Semester 2, 2010, direct line applications for the Bus Fare Assistance Program and the Students with Disabilities Scheme will be accepted from:    

Online applications for both these programs can be accessed via the following website: Further enquiries to: 3336 9192 or

Applications received after 31st October 2010 cannot be processed.

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September 17

Year 11 Examination Block / Year 8 CISTA

September 18

Ski Trip departs

September 20-October 3

School Holiday

October 4 1st Day Term 4

October 6

Year 5 Camp

October 7 Year 5 Camp / Yr 11 Physics Excursion

October 8

Year 5 Camp / AIC T&F meet at SAF

October 9 AIC Basketball/Tennis Rnd 5

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Issue 29 – Calling - (16 September 2010)  
Issue 29 – Calling - (16 September 2010)  

This is the final edition of the Calling for Term 3. It has again been a full and productive term and its success is very much due to the e...