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6 October 2011

No. 30

Dear Members of the St Patrick‘s Family, Welcome back to Term 4. I hope that the holiday break was a restful time for all and importantly I hope that the break enabled everyone the opportunity to recharge the batteries in preparation for a busy Term 4. Over the next few weeks there are a significant number of important events taking place that will involve many people within the St. Patrick‘s College Community. These events include:          

Co-curricular Photo Day 2012 Orientation Night Track and Field Spirit Assembly Year 5 Camp 2012 Orientation Testing Day Staff Retreat Verification Day AIC Track and Field Carnival Showcase Parents and Friends Jazz and Shiraz afternoon Year 11 Leadership Retreat

This is just a sample of what is ahead during Term 4. With this in mind it is imperative that everyone starts from Day 1 and that the students approach their studies from Week 1. My thanks to the staff, parents and students who were involved in a range of activities over the holidays. All events went well and a good time was had by all. I also welcome back Ms Katie Spencer and Mr Geoff Samuels, who were on leave last term. In a previous edition of the Calling I introduced the new Charter to the St. Patrick‘s College Community and indicated that during the course of the year I would provide further details about the Charter and importantly its intents. Central to the Charter are four Touchstones of Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition. They are:   

Liberating Education Gospel Spirituality Inclusive Community Justice and Solidarity

Over the coming weeks I will provide some further details surrounding each of the Touchstones. This week I will examine Liberating Education. We open hearts and minds, through quality teaching and learning experiences so that through critical reflection and engagement each person is hope filled and free to build a better world for all. To allow for this to occur, St. Patrick‘s College is called to:      

Encourage all members of the school community to work to the best of their abilities to realise their potential and strive for equity and success. Serve the needs of each person through authentic relevant and creative learning and teaching experiences. Provide a learning culture within a safe and healthy environment that enables students to experience success. Provide a holistic education integrating faith with culture and learning. Give priority to the allocation of resources to provide for students with particular needs. Enable students to experience and value a critical awareness of justice and peace issues.

I wish everyone the best for the upcoming term, in particular our Year 12 students who begin their final term at St. Patrick‘s College. Have a great week. God Bless

Dr Michael Carroll College Principal


COLLEGE DEAN DAVID GARDINER Welcome back to everyone to Term 4. The year has flown with so much activity and I hope everyone had the chance to have some quality time with friends and family over the holidays. We welcomed back Mrs Travers, Ms Spencer and Mr Samuels this week from their leave last term. We also have four new young men join our student body this week – Jordan Butler, Ruben Sullivan, Shaun Bezzina and Vince Bezzina. I hope they have a very successful journey at St Pat‘s. Our four Year 11 students who have been on exchange to USA and Canada – Joshua Smith, Liam Anderson, Liam Hannant and Tom Huth – returned to school this week, full of excitement and stories aplenty. Two staff members have been having medical treatment over the holidays. Br Col is back in hospital and Mrs Cotton has been having a series of treatment. We certainly hold both in our prayers and thoughts and wish them all the best for a successful recovery. Term four is the shortest of the year but certainly not less in importance. The Year 12s only have about 15 lessons left in each subject and the other year levels do not have too many more lessons in each of their subjects. It is really important that every student makes the most of this term to finish the year as best as they can. Parents can help by sitting down with their son and working out some goals for this term. It is great to aim for something and to work out some actions to try to achieve them. The process is a very positive one for our young men. We should all be encouraging our boys to make the most of every lesson they have left this term, to avoid distractions and to work consistently. How well we finish this term will have a significant impact on the start of next year in so many aspects.

STUDENTS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL STUDENT FORMATION — FRANK TORRISI

Welcome back to Term 4. I hope everyone had a relaxing break and used the time to spend with family and friends. Years 5, 6 and 7 ORIENTATION EVENING will be held next Monday evening 10 October. This is the first official function for over 160 families new to St Patrick‘s and hence a very important occasion in our College calendar. All current Year 11 students are invited to attend to assist with the orientation of the younger students. Current Year 6 and 7 students are NOT required to attend the evening. We also need parents to assist with the evening and I ask any parent who is able to help to contact Mrs. Sandra Fowlie in the Student Office (3631 9070). Leadership 2012 – The Process of Leadership selection for 2012 has commenced. Staff and students are in the process of nominating and selecting the College leaders this week. The process for the selection of House Leaders will occur over the next few weeks. All Year 11 students will attend a compulsory Leadership Retreat from Monday, 24 October, to Tuesday, 25 October. On Wednesday 26 October the Year 11 students will spend the day with their House Deans in a formation program that will see them plan for their role as leaders of their respective Houses. AIC Track and Field – Good luck to all our athletes who are competing in the AIC Track and Field events over the next week. All Year 8 to12 students are travelling to QSAC on Tuesday 18 October to support our athletes. It is expected that all Year 8 -12 students will attend school in full College uniform on that Tuesday and positively support our athletes. Students will be transported to QSAC by bus and will return by 3.00pm. Food is expensive at SAF so I encourage students to bring their own food and drink. School hats will also be beneficial for the morning sun at the stadium. This is a special events day and any student absent will require to present a Medical Certificate. Year 11 Formation Program Term 4: Over the next few weeks all Year 11 students will participate in a series of talks provided by Drug Arm, SEAT (Spinal Injuries Association) and the Queensland Police Services. The talks will hopefully create an awareness of the impact of Drugs and the risk factors associated with them, underage drinking and the associated violence that can occur and the legal complications that are associated with this type of behaviour. Any question please do not hesitate to call.

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CURRICULUM ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL CURRICULUM— CHRIS CAMPBELL Welcome back to all students in what is likely to be a busy final term. It is pleasing to report that students returned from the break refreshed and have worked well throughout this first week. Year 12 students face an important few weeks. In most subject areas there will only be one assessment task remaining. Consequently, it is unlikely that students at this stage could experience substantial movement from one level of achievement to another. However, a strong finish on these final pieces is extremely important. It is important to remember that in terms of OP calculations, it is not just the actual Level of Achievement which counts, but where the student is placed in the rank order for each subject. A strong performance on final pieces of assessment will contribute to students finishing as high on the rank order as possible. Although final exams are still some time away, it is prudent to commence any preparation as early as possible. A strong finish to the year is desirable for students in all year levels. It is the College‘s expectation that students attend school until the final day. If students leave early, it is not feasible for them to complete exams before the scheduled date. Could I ask all parents to go through the term 4 assignment calendar with their sons. Overall, the submission of assignments in 2011 has been quite good. The numbers of students who are being given Academic detentions for late work continues to decrease. I do appreciate the support of all parents in assisting the teaching staff in their expectation that students are aware of assignment deadlines whether for final copies or drafts. The College 1 to 1 laptop program continues to develop, with more and more units of work being released in an electronic format. One area which has slipped over the course of the year is the care and storage of the netbooks. Students and parents are reminded that when the computers are not being used they must be stored either in the students locker or bag. Boys are now in the habit of leaving the computers sitting on tables, on top of lockers, or on the ground. They are quite expensive, costing approximately $900 to replace. Unfortunately, if they are damaged or stolen, as a result of not being stored correctly, the College will have no option but to ask for the money to be reimbursed. Good luck to all students in the final term.

REMEMBER Yr 12 Study of Religion Extended Written Task Draft: 21st October Final: 31st October Page 3


IDENTITY & MINISTRY ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL IDENTITY —MATTHEW HAWKINS This morning I had the great pleasure and privilege of visiting the Magoffin family. I met Carmen Magoffin, wife of Peter Magoffin, an old boy of St Patrick‘s who unexpectedly and sadly passed away during the holiday period. Peter‘s son-in-law, Matthew Spatuzzo, is also an old boy and Peter‘s grandson, Will Freidman, is a current Year 8 O‘Rourke student. The reason I was invited to Carmen‘s house was the incredibly generous gift left by Peter to our Paddies Van. Peter‘s family asked for donations to the Paddies Van in lieu of flowers at Peter‘s funeral, and today, Carmen handed me $1000 to go towards our important ministry to those in our community doing it tough. I didn‘t know Peter, but in my short time over a coffee this morning, I understood that I should not have been surprised by Peter‘s or Carmen‘s generosity. Carmen clearly is a lady of deep faith, and Peter sounds like a bloke whose company that I and many others would have thoroughly enjoyed. I heard about a man who clearly loved his family, loved a good time, didn‘t mind a quiet punt and felt a desire to support those in need. He was a regular volunteer for the Paddies Van, and Anthony Ryan, who began the Paddies Van and is a past Assistant Principal Mission of St Patrick‘s, remembers Peter as a man very generous with his time, and someone who loved a chat. The experience of meeting Peter‘s family has reminded me of the wonderful work that the Paddies Van does. It has reminded me of the great benefit of the Paddies Van for not only those marginalised in our society through financial disadvantage or mental illness, but also for our students, staff and wider community. Truly, spending time with the patrons of the Paddies Van is a transformational experience. It is humbling and confronting, and makes the volunteer look far more deeply at the concept of dignity than a dictionary definition can give. It is simply an education like no other. Experiencing the Paddies Van is simultaneously grounded in absolute reality and a deep sense of spirituality. It is an expression of our faith, in action. Speaking to Peter‘s family taught me that Peter understood this, and when he took his grandson with him, he was sharing a gift and an education. Can I take this opportunity to encourage our community to once again get behind the Paddies Van – students, staff and parents. It is simple. Give Helen Righetti a call on 36319014 or email hrighetti@stpatricks.qld.edu.au, or simply pop in to the Student Office. Currently, we are particularly looking for Year 8, 9 and 10 boys to help with cooking a barbie at Decker Park on Tuesday mornings and providing a meal for young children at Humpybong State School on a Thursday morning. Make a difference today. On behalf of St Patrick‘s, the Paddies Van volunteers and patrons, I would like to pass on our condolences to the Magoffin family and sincerely thank them for this very generous gift. It will certainly be put to very good use. On a final note, another way you can support the Paddies Van as well as some other extremely good causes is to come along to Doomben on Saturday for the annual Mimiki Race Day. For more information, see www.mimikifoundation.org.au. It will be a great day, and something tells me Peter Magoffin may have enjoyed it as well. If you have any sure things, feel free to send them through to me! Have a great week.

Carmen Magoffin and William Freidman presenting donations to Matt Hawkins

Peter Magoffin

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IDENTITY & MINISTRY JUSTICE AND PEACE—MARK ELLISON

Australian Catholic Bishops Social Justice Sunday Statement – 25th September “Building Bridges, Not Walls: Prisons and the Justice System” Prayer written by a Prison Chaplain

God our Creator, We acknowledge the ancestors and original owners of this land, a land of wealth and freedom, far horizons, mountains, forest and shining sand. Maker and spirit of earth and all creation, let your love possess our land and may we share in faith and friendship, the gifts unmeasured from your land. We pray for all the imprisoned, those on the inside, whose confinement is obvious and those on the outside, whose imprisonment is subtler. We reach out in grace knowing that human divisions are false, that we are not the innocent praying for the guilty or the right praying for the wrong, but people praying for people, the hurt remembering the hurt, the failure reaching out in love too the failure in a single community. We remember those who seek to change difficult life stories, midwives of hope and agents of grace. We remember and pray for the victims of crime on the outside, knowing that we do not have the luxury of black and white, the simple answer or the easy question. We remember and pray for the countless victims on the inside, casualties of uneven playing fields and difficult starts, dreamless futures and nightmare pasts. We remember the whole criminal justice system and its process, those caught up in it, those on every side and in every moment of it. We pray a blessing on all those who enter prison. We pray a blessing on all those who wait on the outside. We pray a blessing on the world community. Teach us to deal with each other with compassion. Keep all of us ever mindful of your law of love so that we may temper justice with mercy, exercise control with compassion. May our motives and our actions conform to your will and fulfil your purposes all the days of this life so that we may share in the life to come. Amen 7th July, 2011 Area 2 Long Bay New South Wales, Australia Page 5


STUDENTS COUNSELLOR — EMILY ROTTA

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STUDENTS CONT’D COUNSELLOR — EMILY ROTTA

START LIVING FROM THIS OCTOBER Scott Smith from Motivation To Move, is coming to Australia to present his Face Your Passion Live Workshop this month. Scott's self-help podcasts consistently rank at the top of the iTunes self-help category. The Face Your Passion seminars are designed so participants can identify their true passion, eliminate the issues holding them back, and give them the tools they need to move toward living the life of their dreams. Profits will be donated to the charity Hands Across The Water. MotivationToMove.com is one of the world‘s leading motivational websites with a belief that ‗Life Begins When You Move‘, all it takes to succeed is to ―STAND UP, TAKE A STEP AND REPEAT‖. Some of us need a little help to do this. As a host of a top ranked iTunes Self-Help podcast, Scott has learned a few things about getting people off the sofa and moving, which is exactly how ‗Face Your Passion‘ was invited to present in Australia. The LIVE Workshop will be in Sydney but you can log onto the website to find out more details. In January of 2011, Rodney Appleby became a graduate of the online version of ‗Face Your Passion‘, found himself inspired to help young people and decided to team up with Mr. Smith to make it happen. The result? Profits from the Face Your Passion Live Workshops will be donated by MTM In Oz to support Rodney Appleby in a charity bike ride for Hands Across The Water. Every cent raised by Hands goes to support Thai orphans left by the tsunami and other projects. Contact—Rodney Appleby, MTM In Oz M 040285994

E mtminoz@gmail.com

W motivationtomove.com/mtminoz iT The Daily Boost

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ACTIVITIES CONT’D DIRECTOR OF SPORT— LUKE DONATINI

Congratulations  Adam Edgar - who has also been selected into the Metropolitan North Secondary Track & Field to compete in the Under 13 400m and 90m Hurdles at the Queensland Secondary Schools Track & Field Championships from 20 – 23 October at QSAC.

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

SPC Basketball AIC BASKETBALL St Patrick‘s College vs. St Edmund‘s College PLEASE NOTE: Entrance to the Callan Centre is ONLY via Yundah Street or Park Parade. There will be NO ENTRY via PIER AVENUE.

AIC Round 4- Saturday 8th October 2011

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

A canteen will be in operation at the Callan Centre Playing Uniform: The following uniform must be worn to Saturday fixtures (items are available at the uniform shop): Shorts Singlet Socks

SPC Basketball Shorts or HPE shorts Current SPC Basketball Singlet White Sports Socks

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ACTIVITIES CONT’D TENNIS CO-ORDINATOR—BR PRITCHARD

SPC Tennis AIC TENNIS St Patrick’s College vs. St Edmund’s College

AIC Round 4- Saturday 8th October 2011 Team 1st

Venue

Time

Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Rd Carseldine

Warm Up 8.00am

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Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Rd Carseldine

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3rd

Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Rd Carseldine

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16A

Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Rd Carseldine

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16B

Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Rd Carseldine

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15A

St Edmund’s College, Mary Street, Woodend

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15B

St Edmund’s College, Mary Street, Woodend

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14A

St Edmund’s College, Mary Street, Woodend

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14B

St Edmund’s College, Mary Street, Woodend

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13A

St Mary’s College, Mary Street, Woodend (Opposite SEC)

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13B

St Mary’s College, Mary Street, Woodend (Opposite SEC)

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION WILL BE REQUIRED BOTH TO AND FROM THE PLAYING VENUES The following uniform must be worn to Saturday fixtures (items are available at the uniform shop): Shorts SPC HPE shorts Shirt White SPC Tennis Shirt or Plain White Polo Socks White Sports Socks Shoes Non-Marking Tennis Shoes

WATER POLO CO-ORDINATOR—TIM WALKER

Water Polo is kicking off again for 2011. The training venue has changed this year to Sandgate Pool. Boys will be expected to make their own way down. Training sessions will run on Monday afternoons: 3.30 – 4.30pm for U13 and U14 boys 4.30 – 5.30pm for U15, U 16 and Open boys Games are scheduled for Wednesday afternoons at various venues. We will be using Sandgate Pool as a home venue this year. Trials will occur on Monday afternoon the 10th October at the above times, with the first round scheduled for Wednesday the 12th October. Details of the draw are still being finalised. Boys are asked to read morning notices and attend trials and meetings. For more details please contact Mr Tim Walker in the Quane House Dean office on 3631 9022 or at twalker@stpatricks.qld.edu.au

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ACTIVITIES CONT’D

St Patrick’s College - 2011

Tennis Academy – Term 4 Applications are once again open for entry to the St Patrick’s College Tennis Academy Term 4. The Academy is available to all students of St Patrick’s College looking to improve their tennis skills. This term provides 8 weeks of tennis instruction by Brad Harbottle of LifeTime Tennis, and his team of professional coaches. ..................................................................................................................................................................................

St Patrick’s College Tennis Academy – Application Form Please return completed form to College Office by Friday, 16th September. For further information please call Brad on 0412 961 651. Student Name:

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Year level 2011:

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Student Address:

_____________________________________________ _________________________ Postcode: __________

Home Tel:

Email:

__________________

Mobile:

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I understand that in enrolling my son in the St Patrick’s College Tennis Academy I am responsible for payment of $80.00 to the College. Payment must accompany this application form.

Parent Signature: ……………………………………………………………………

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ACTIVITIES CONT’D TRACK & FIELD COORDINATORS — Luke Donatini (AIC) and Cassandra Harden (CIC)

SPC Track & Field SPC Senior (AIC) Track & Field Training Schedule – Term 4 This is our working Training Schedule for Term 4 AIC Track and Field.

Monday

Tuesday

Before School (6.45am – 8.00am)

Thursday

Friday

Hurdles & Sprints on Back Oval

Morning Tea

High Jump (Under 13)

Senior Lunch Time

High Jump (Under 14 – Opens)

After School (3.20pm – 4.45pm)

Wednesday

Sprints/Hurdles on Back Oval All Throws and Middle Distance at Curlew Park

Specialist Long Jump /Triple Jump on Back Oval

High Jump (Under 13) High Jump (Under 14 – Opens) Full Squad Training at Nudgee Track

Full Squad Training at Nudgee Track

Competition Meets At SAF/QSAC (Kessels Rd, Nathan)

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/es.

AIC TRACK AND FIELD 2011 Friday 7th October – Lead Up Meet No 4 Program Bus Times:   

Depart SPC (Yundah Street) Friday Afternoon at 3.10pm Depart QSAC at approx. 8.15pm Arrive Back at SPC (Park Parade) at approx. 9.00pm

We ask ALL parents to have arranged pick up of your son from Park Parade (College Front Entrance) at 9.00pm. We also ask that athletes contact their parents on the night should the bus be running late.

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ACTIVITIES CONT’D TRACK & FIELD COORDINATORS — Luke Donatini (AIC) and Cassandra Harden (CIC)

SCHEDULE OF TRACK EVENTS TIME

EVENT October 7

4:45 pm 4:50 pm 5:05 pm 5:45 pm 6:15 pm

Hurdles 3000m 4 x 100m Relays 800m 100m

6:45 pm

4 x 400m Relay

7:15 pm 7:30 pm

1500m 200m

SCHEDULE OF FIELD EVENTS TIME

4:45 pm

5:35 pm

6:25 pm

7:15 pm

EVENT TRIPLE JUMP DISCUS LONG JUMP SHOT PUT HIGH JUMP (1.50m) JAVELIN LONG JUMP JAVELIN SHOT PUT HIGH JUMP (1.35m) DISCUS TRIPLE JUMP HIGH JUMP (1.25m) SHOT PUT JAVELIN LONG JUMP TRIPLE JUMP DISCUS DISCUS TRIPLE JUMP JAVELIN LONG JUMP SHOT PUT

AGE GROUP 13 YRS 14 YRS 15 YRS 15 YRS 16/OPEN (Pit 1) 16/OPEN 13 YRS 13 YRS 14 YRS 14 (Pit 1) 15 (Pit 2) 15 YRS 16/OPEN 13 YRS (Pits 1 & 2) 13 YRS 14 YRS 14 YRS 15 YRS 16/OPEN 13 YRS 14 YRS 15 YRS 16/OPEN 16/OPEN

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COMMUNITY NOTICES

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COMMUNITY NOTICES CONT’D

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COMMUNITY NOTICES CONT’D

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COMMUNITY NOTICES CONT’D

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COMMUNITY NOTICES CONT’D

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COMMUNITY NOTICES CONT’D

THE TERM 4 SCHOOL FEES ACCOUNT WERE SENT VIA EMAIL DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF THE HOLIDAYS. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR COPY PLEASE CONTACT JUDY KELLY ON 36319019 SO THAT A COPY CAN BE FORWARDED TO YOU. THE DUE DATE FOR PAYMENT WAS THE 3RD OCTOBER UNLESS ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE.

LOST PROPERTY 2 x school hat - clearly named C. LEARMONTH A3 sketch book blue transparent cover with about 10 sketches signed Mitchell McCann If found please return to the Student Office

UNIFORM SHOP BLAZER HONOUR POCKETS – Another order will be sent away next week so please have blazer and relevant paper work to the shop by 11.30am Thursday 13 October. Time frame for return will be approx 2 weeks. CARRY BAGS & SATCHELS BACK IN STOCK.

TRADING HOURS TERM TIME TUES 12-4PM, WED 10AM-2PM, THURS 7.30-11.30AM

DATE

HELPERS

Fri

07/10 Evelin Liddell, Kim Oakes, Marianne Refoy

Mon

10/10 Karen Smyth, Katerina Camiller, Donelle McVeigh, Francesca Jacovelli

Tue

11/10 Cally Egerton, Louise Stringer, Vicki Wolstenholme

Wed

12/10 Judy Jones, Sandra Appleby-Lake, Joanne Casey

Thu

13/10 Jacqui Baldock, Andrea Massey, Liz Dittbernor, Cheryl Manche

Fri

14/10 Susan Mobbs, Sue Fuhrmeister, Tanya Smith, Michelle Litchfield

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DATE CLAIMER

October 7 Photo Day/AIC T& F Meet (SAF) October 8 AIC Basketball/Tennis Round 4 (H) October 10 Marine Studies Excursion October 11 Year 8 Hep B Dose 2 October 12 Year 5 Camp/AIC Water Polo Round 1 October 13 Year 5 Camp/Marine Studies Excursion October 14 Year 5 Camp/AIC Track & Field Preliminary Events October 15 AIC Basketball/Tennis Round 5 (A) October 17 VERIFICATION DAY October 18 AIC T & F Championships October 19 AIC Water Polo Rnd 2/Year 12A Marine Studies Excursion October 20 Year 12C Marine Studies Excursion October 21 Green and Gold Day October 22 AIC Basketball/Tennis Rnd 6

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Issue 30 - Calling - (6 October 2011)