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07 April 2011

No. 11

Dear Members of the St Patrick’s Family, It is difficult to believe that we are already in April and the end of Term 1 is upon us. Reflecting back over this term there has been a fair amount of activities packed into the 11 weeks. Tomorrow we begin the day with the Easter Liturgy and I extend an invitation to parents to attend this special liturgy. From there the College moves to the Shore To Gate. This again looks like being a very successful event with the money raised directed towards our College charities, including $10,000 to East Timor, and some to assist with the cost of air conditioning the O’Connor Building. Students will be dismissed at 12.30pm. Over the holiday break the students will be involved in a number of activities including rugby and soccer clinics, tours to Armidale, Canberra, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. I thank the staff and parents involved with these activities and wish all players the best. Last Saturday all AIC rugby and soccer players travelled to Toowoomba to plays Downlands College. On and off the field I was very proud of the St Patrick’s players. Whether they were winning or losing they displayed good sportsmanship and respected their opposition. I was also pleased with the level of support and importantly the tone of this support. Well done gentlemen. Over the holiday break we celebrate Easter. This is the most significant time in the Catholic Church as we remember the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Whilst the holiday break will be welcomed by everyone let us not forget the religious significance of Easter. Over the holidays we also celebrate ANZAC Day. As a nation this is one of the most significant in our country’s short history. ANZAC Day falls on a Monday this year and the College will conduct its ANZAC Day ceremony on Wednesday 27 April (first day of Term 2). The liturgy will begin at 8.45am and all parents are very welcome. On Thursday 28 April, the Parent-Teacher meetings are scheduled. Further information pertaining to these will be sent home over the holidays. Similarly, Term 1 reports will be sent home over the holidays along with a letter from myself addressing a number of issues. The reports and subsequent Parent-Teacher meetings are critical for the ongoing academic progress of your son. An update on the building program reveals that the building is nearing completion with only a few minor tasks to be completed. Equipment is being shifted in this week and the building will be operational for Term 2. At this time parents will be able to inspect the new facilities. I am confident that you will be impressed. Finally this week, I thank everyone for their support during Term 1. I wish you a Happy Easter, a restful break and look forward to a productive Term 2. God Bless

Dr Michael Carroll College Principal

Please note Term 2 Day 1 – Wednesday 27th April All students - winter uniform and college tie Yr 10,11,12 Students –blazer to and from school, college ties and long trousers


COLLEGE DEAN David Gardiner ANZAC DAY is one of our nation’s most significant days. Recent years have seen a steady increase in the number of Australians taking part in ANZAC Day ceremonies. As we know this year’s calendar has ANZAC Day on Easter Monday. St Patrick’s will acknowledge ANZAC Day on Wednesday 27 April – our first day back in Term 2. The local Sandgate RSL Sub- Branch would like to see our school participate in the Sandgate ANZAC Day Commemorative March and Service. The times and details of the local Commemorative March and Service on Monday 25 April are as follows:Fall in Keogh Street (behind the Police Station near the RSL Memorial Club) 9.00am March to Sandgate Memorial Park Salute by Reviewing Officer (Army) Service by Officiating Clergy and address by Sub-Branch President Official and Public Wreath Laying Dismiss approximately 10.30am On conclusion of the Service, soft drinks and chips will be provided free to participating children, in the covered area of the Sacred Heart Convent, Burnett Place, Sandgate. I encourage as many of our students as possible to attend our local Sandgate March and Service. Please ensure you gather near the RSL Memorial Club around 8.45am and you need to wear your full College uniform, including ties and blazers.

Frank Torrisi — Assistant Principal Student Formation

TERM 1 It has been a very positive first term. The level of cooperation and involvement by the students has been excellent, and all functions and events have been enthusiastically supported. In the House competitions we had around 250 boys involved in Inter-House chess, every student participated in the Swimming carnivals, 200 runners in the Great Morven race, and 120 boys receive academic medals and points for their House. I certainly hope the Term One reports reflect the effort and positive tone around the College. Well done to all, and I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday. I would like to take the opportunity to wish all members of the St Patrick’s community all the best for the upcoming Easter break and hope that it is both restful and energizing. I would like to raise some important information regarding Hair/Grooming and Uniform before the commencement of Term 2.

TERM 2 UNIFORM Term 2 commences on Wednesday, 28 April, for all students. All students are to wear the school tie during Term 2. Please ensure your son has his tie for the first day of Term 2. Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 must wear long trousers and the College Blazer to and from school each day. Blazers that have been ordered have arrived and are ready for collection from the Uniform Shop. Students are to pay any balance owing when they collect their blazers.

HAIR The Hair and Grooming Policy is located on page 27 and 28 of the College Diary with the underlying principle “St Patrick’s College requires students in order 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 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 2. A reminder that there are number of Public Holidays before school commences next term please do not get caught out. Those boys who do not meet the College requirements will face a range of consequences which may include being sent home, to have their hair cut to meet the college guidelines.

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STUDIES Chris Campbell—Assistant Principal Curriculum My first response to any questions about tutoring is to ask if the students are making the most of the classroom situation. Are they asking questions when they are not sure? Do they participate in class discussion or lesson activities? Is all homework completed thoroughly every night? Sometimes the answer is yes to all of the above. As such, some out of class assistance is often warranted. At other times the answer is no. In these cases, There is no question that at times a making a leap to costly and time regular one on one session is the best option for a particular student. However, I consuming private tuition can possibly be averted with a more prudent use of the would suggest that this be considered resources offered by the College. I cannot only after other avenues have been think of any teacher in 30 years who has exhausted. A less than satisfactory performance may not mean that the only refused to spend time sitting with a student who has tried to do his best but is resort is to look to outside tuition. still struggling to grasp big concepts. By far the most valuable resources at the School work is hard. Sometimes we forget disposal of the boys are the classroom teachers. They are the ones who construct that. Students are always being challenged to take in more information, and deliver the units of work to the appreciate difficult concepts and develop students. They are the ones who have an new skills. It is not unusual for a period of intricate understanding of what is required when completing an assignment. time to go by before a student masters new ideas. Imagine taking up the guitar, They are the ones who know which tasks set for homework to enable all students to the violin or the saxophone. These are difficult instruments to play. We do their best on exams. understand this so when we find it is taking months, even years to improve our I am frequently asked by parents whether I think there would be any value in them having their sons attend private tutoring. I am usually cautious in my answer. Certainly the more work a student is prepared to do, the better, but is sitting with a tutor once or twice a week the most effective way to ensure a more significant performance on the part of a student?

musical performance, we accept it. Just keep going to lessons. Just keep practicing. Just be dedicated and committed. Understanding our Maths and Science, our English is the same. We are developing new skills. The secret is usually application over time, rather than looking for an outsider to fix things up for us. Some teachers report their concerns to me regarding boys disengaging in class because they have a tutor. Students already this year, have indicated they don’t really need to take part in a lesson, because they are seeing their tutor that afternoon and they will attend to everything at this session. Brother Ryan who was St Patrick’s Principal in the 1970s, and after whom Ryan House is named often cautioned the student body of “living in a fool’s paradise”. There is no such thing as a quick fix or easy alternative. Anything of value is attained only if we work hard and never give in. Tutoring yes, but only as a last resort and only as a supplement to strong classroom and home study performance.

ALTERATION OF ASSESSMENT DATE SUBJECT Religion and Ethics CLASS Year 12 A,B,C,D

Eulogy change from written to ORAL presentation in EXAM BLOCK

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MINISTRY Matthew Hawkins — Assistant Principal Identity Growing up and playing a bit of sport, I sometimes found myself playing in a trial game of “Probables vs Possibles”. The concept is simple, yet today seems somehow bizarre and possibly politically incorrect on some level: selectors have chosen two sides, one made up of players who are at the beginning of the game highly likely to make the team, and one side made up of, well, the others. “Possibles” went into the game knowing their place. They knew that they had to do something special to make the team, but they knew they were in with a chance. It was possible. And inevitably, the final team chosen always contained one or more of the “Possibles”. Someone always rose to the challenge and played the best game he’d ever played, and was rewarded. It seems in hindsight that this was indeed the logic behind the entire concept of “Probables vs Possibles”. The coaches or selectors wanted to see which players would respond to whichever context they’d been handed. Which “Probable” would rest on his laurels, take it easy, thinking he’d already been picked? Which “Possible” was going to make most of whatever opportunity he’d been given and fight for a spot? Because of course, where there is possibility, there is hope. This was the dominant message on Monday when our four College Leaders and I ventured to the “Powerhouse of Leaders: Spiritual Formation for Student Leadership” event, organised by the Brisbane Catholic Education Office. Through the Opening Liturgy, led by Archbishop Bathersby, with a focus on the theme of “Let your light shine”, to the two amazing guest speakers, Khoa Do and Robyn Moore, participants at the gathering were encouraged to see the possibilities ahead and not waste any time in making the most of their opportunities. Giles, James, Aaron and Liam had the opportunity not only to listen to the wonderful presentations of both keynote speakers, but also to meet and mingle with leaders from numerous Catholic and Ecumenical schools from across the Archdiocese. Khoa Do, Young Australian of the Year in 2005, shared his incredible story of arriving in Australia as a refugee after a life-risking voyage on a tiny fishing boat, during which at one point he was held over the edge of the boat by a pirate as his family and companions were threatened with machetes and knives for whatever little possessions they had. Khoa, now an acclaimed film director, screenwriter and teacher, was told at certain times in his life that his goals simply were not possible. He begged to differ, and now his journey of courage, resilience and hope is an inspiration to thousands, including those of us who heard him speak on Monday. Robyn Moore inspired the audience of school leaders and teachers to recognise the power they have to make a difference, simply through their words. She used simple yet profound examples of forgiveness, encouragement and humour to prove that words can change people’s lives. She certainly has done that herself through her work as a Voiceover Artist (think “How Green is My Cactus” and “Blinky Bill”) but also through her work as an Ambassador for the Make a Wish Foundation. She had the audience captivated as she challenged us to once again, see what’s possible. Easter is a very appropriate time to wonder what’s possible. I think it would be fair to say that in Jesus’ last seconds on earth, he comforted himself with knowing what was to be made possible for us through his suffering and death. Sure, we should be very grateful for that sacrifice that Jesus made for us, and this Easter, I hope we take the time to reflect on that most unbelievable of sacrifices, but I think we need to do more than just reflect on it. I think we need to honour that sacrifice by achieving the possible – bringing about the Kingdom of God on earth. In other words, we simply need to make a better world for all. That is, after all, possible. We’ve all made the “Possibles” side – are we good enough to be the real deal? Happy Easter. Have a safe and enjoyable break.

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MINISTRY Matthew Hawkins — Assistant Principal Identity

News Release

Join the FAIRTRADE Chocolate Easter Campaign ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) launched its FAIRTRADE Chocolate Easter Campaign this week and is urging members of the community to shop ethically this Easter. The campaign, an initiative of Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand and ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) asks people to buy FAIRTRADE chocolate for Easter to help stop the trafficking of children into West African cocoa plantations. This will send a message to chocolate producers who do not use FAIRTRADE chocolate. The FAIRTRADE Easter Campaign can have a huge impact because people within the global community have the potential to bring about change. Last year Cadbury, the subject of a major international campaign, introduced its first lines of Fair Trade chocolate. The West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) is the leading supplier of cocoa, accounting for more than 40% of global production. According to the International Labour Rights Forum, a US Department of State report estimates that more than 109,000 children in Cote d’Ivoire’s cocoa industry work under “the worst forms of child labor,” and that some 10,000 are victims of human trafficking or enslavement. One action people in Australia can take in the lead-up to Easter is to buy FAIRTRADE chocolate and encourage others to make the ‘switch’ to Fair Trade. If you are in an area where no Fair Trade chocolate is available, then your Easter Action can be to ask for it at your local supermarket. And ask your friends and community to request Fair Trade chocolate. Supporting FAIRTRADE ensures cocoa farmers get two things – a fair price for their crop and a premium for their community to spend on a community project. It’s the JUST Easter chocolate choice to make! Fair Trade chocolate is available at The Trading Circles in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, at Oxfam stores and at many supermarkets and small stores. For more information, contact: Rosie Hoban Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand Phone 03 9205 4130 or at

rosieh@goodshep.com.au

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MINISTRY Emily Rotta — College Counsellor Grandfather sat contemplating. `What’s wrong?’ asked the grandson ‘Grandson I have 2 wolves ighting inside me. One is anger. One is peace.’ The grandson asked ‘Grandfather, which one will win?’ In his wisdom, the old man replied, ‘The one I feed?’ American Indian Proverb We all have anger. It’s a normal human emotion. At times it is useful to express strong feelings as it helps us deal with situations that trigger those strong feelings. However management is the key. If anger is expressed in harmful ways then it can lead to problems in relationships and affect the overall quality of one’s life.

Recognising Anger

Our bodies are great indicators of anger. When you get angry, your heart rate and blood pressure rise and stress hormones are released. This can cause you to shake, become hot and sweaty and feel out of control. You may then yell, throw things, criticise, ignore, storm out, and sometimes withdraw and do nothing. Take note of your body as it can help you control the extent of your anger.

Anger is a problem when  It involves verbal, emotional, physical or psychological abuse.  You feel angry a lot of the time.  People close to you are worried about your anger.  Anger is leading to problems with personal relationships and work.  You think you have to get angry to get what you want.  Anger seems to get bigger than the event that set it off.  Anger lasts for a long time, and well after the triggering event has passed.  Anger affects other situations not related to the original event.  You are becoming anxious or depressed about your anger.  You are using alcohol or other drugs to try to manage your anger. You are getting angry with the people who are closest to you, or with people who are less powerful than you, rather than dealing with the situation that sparked off your anger in the first place. Anger can often lead to violence if not properly controlled and some people use anger as an excuse for being abusive towards others. Violence and abusive behaviour gives someone power and control over another person, usually through creating fear.

Tips to Manage Anger  Make a list of the things that often set off your anger eg running late, your children not cleaning up after themselves, or a co-

worker blaming you for something you didn't do. If you know ahead of time what makes you angry, you may be able to avoid these things or do something different when they happen eg. for lateness set your clocks ahead of schedule.  Use strategies to calm yourself – deep breath, count to ten, punch a pillow, walk away, put your anger into getting a job completed, talk to a friend (but when calm).  What you think affects how you feel so CONTROL YOUR THINKING - self-talk yourself into rational thinking. Know you are in charge of you. Choose to act and think calmly. It will win more friends and achieve better outcomes.  Be assertive - Being assertive means being clear with others about what your needs and wants are, feeling okay about asking for them, but respecting the other person's needs and concerns as well and being prepared to negotiate. Avoid using words like ‘never' or ‘always' or ‘should’(for example, ‘You're always late!', ‘you should do this’), as these statements are usually inaccurate, make you feel as though your anger is justified, and don't leave much possibility for the problem to be solved. Seek professional help if your strategies aren’t working We all have choices. When dealing with anger which wolf do you want to feed? Adapted from Anger Management : http://www.psychology.org.au/publications/tip_sheets/anger/#s5

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TREACY HOUSE

Treacy House IniƟaƟve When you find you need to do some maths thinking, do you find yourself.....  1.       Reaching for the calculator,  2.       Opening up your lap — top,   3.       Or pulling out your mobile phone.    

Most people today use their phones or computers for basic maths and leave the good old basic calculator  taking up space in the top drawer of the study table.    

If this is you...... then please listen carefully.     

My name is Lachlan and I’m in Year 8. I’ve been studying all about Blessed Edmund Rice. I was really in‐ spired to learn about his special charisma and wanted to do something to make a difference in our world.   

St Mary’s at Laidley was one of our flood affected schools. Books and sta onary have been supplied but I  found out that not all the students have calculators. Students from Year 4 to Year 7 all use calculators to  build numeracy skills for their lives ahead.    

I would like to ask if you would like to donate a good (but not used any more) calculator to this appeal.  Just a basic calculator with the basic func on keys would be wonderful. I will also be adding prayers of  support.    

I know there are lots of fundraising ini a ves at St Patrick’s but this is a one‐off and will only be for this  week.  I have a collec on box in Mr Brauer’s (Treacy House Dean) office and in the Student Office. My  family and I will be dropping them off personally over the school holidays.     

Thank you so much for your generosity of spirit.    

Thanks for listening.   

Lokie Kuhr  

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ACTIVITIES CONT’D DIRECTOR OF SPORT—LUKE DONATINI CONGRATULATIONS  Jacob Judd (SPC Senior 2009) – Jacob has recently been named in the Under 19 Australian Cricket Team predominately as

a pace bowler. He will now spend the coming months training, playing and touring internationally whilst playing for Australia. We wish Jacob every success and congratulate him on this impressive milestone in his cricketing career. Well Done!  Billy Welch (Year 6) – selected into the Bramble Bay Under11 Rugby League Team to compete at the Metropolitan North Under 11 Rugby League Championships later in May.  Aaron Macko (Year 7), Zachery Hogan (Year 7), Tom Guiliano (Year 6), Ben Hogan (Year 5) and Callum Thompson (Year 7) – all selected into the Bramble Bay Primary AFL Team to compete at the Metropolitan North Primary AFL Championships on 13 & 14 April at Northern Eagles, Zillmere.  Rhys Gwynne- Jones (Year 7), Connor Philpott (Year 7) and Sam Evans (Year 6) – all selected into the Bramble Bay Primary Football Team to compete at the Metropolitan North Primary Football Championships on 18 & 19 May at Pine Hills Junior Football Club.

 Josh Wagner (Year 12) and Luke Reynolds (SPC Senior 2010) – both selected into Under 18 Queensland Scorpions AFL Team. They will now compete over the coming season for Queensland as they take on other interstate AFL sides.

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR COLLEGE - MOUTH GUARD FUNDRAISER In 2011, St Patrick’s College would like all students and families of St Patrick’s College to support the following fundraising initiative. If your son (or daughter) requires a new fitted mouth guard, we ask that you please contact /make an appointment with the Bracken Ridge Denture Clinic, 2 Wurley St Bracken Ridge. The clinic is run by a St Patrick’s College family and they have kindly offered to donate some of the proceeds of each mouth guard back to St Patrick’s College. All money raised from this venture will go towards the purchasing of further equipment for our new College Gym (currently under construction).

St Patrick’s College MOUTH GUARD FUNDRAISER For every mouth guard made by Bracken Ridge Denture Clinic $10 goes directly to St Patrick’s College Teams can order colour matching mouth guards or players can choose their own colours!!! Teams can come on a Saturday or Sunday or players can make their own appointments. (after hours available) Bracken Ridge Denture Clinic ABN: 82361931575 2 Wurley St Bracken Ridge 4017 PH:0403706685 Ken Warland RDT/RDP New Dentures Full & Partial Dental Prosthetist Repairs & Relines PRICES JUNIOR MOUTH GUARDS SENIOR MOUTH GUARDS

SINGLE LAYER DOUBLE LAYER

$80.00 $120.00

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ACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES CONT’D DIRECTOR OF SPORT—LUKE DONATINI cont….

Up and Coming Rugby and Football Trial Details Please Note: This is a guide for up and coming events and some of the details outlined below may change. Date th

Fri 8 April – Sun 10th April Sun 10th April – Wed 13th April Mon 11th April Tues 12th April th

Thurs 14 April – Sun 17th April Sat 30th April Sat 30th April

Event

Venue

Year 7 Armidale Rugby Tournament.

The Armidale School, Armidale

Under 14 Rugby and Football Tour

Canberra

Year 5 – 7 and Under 13 Rugby and Football Clinic Under 14 to Opens Rugby and Football Clinic

Curlew Park (9.00am – 12 noon)

First XV Rugby Easter Tour

Matthew Flinders College, Sunshine Coast Curlew Park

AIC Rugby and Football Trial vs Villanova College CIC Rugby and Football Round 1 vs MBBC

Curlew Park (9.00am – 12 noon)

Away at Moreton Bay Boys’ College

SPC LIFESAVING All students in Year 8 to Year 12 who are interested in participating and representing St Patrick’s College in Life saving, please be aware of the following information: Training is at Sandgate Aquatic Centre from 3.30pm – 5.30pm 11th of April 18th of April Please bring:  $3.50 for pool entry into Sandgate Aquatic Centre.  Fins, Togs, Towel, Water Bottle and Goggles. Relevant information will be given out on the 18th of April in regards to the competition which will be held on the 30th of April. Please feel free to contact me if you need more information or have any questions. My details are listed below. Ryan Chapman: 0423 506 305 ryan.chapman92@gmail.com

CROSS COUNTRY All students and parents are invited to holiday Cross Country training. The times are Tuesday and Thursday (both weeks) 7:30am – 8:45am. Meet the ‘X Men’ at the tuckshop. If training away be sure to do at least one long run a week and keep active. GYM HOURS OVER EASTER BREAK WEEK 1 (11th April-15th April): MON, TUE & WED: 7:00am-8:30am WEEK 2 (18th April – 22nd April): MON, TUE & WED: 7:00am-8:30am These hours may change subject to moving into the new facility when complete. Any problems please contact Corey Meehan on; 3631 9028 or cmeehan@stpatricks.qld.edu.au

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ACTIVITIES CONT’D RUGBY COORDINATOR — HEATH MACKINTOSH AIC St Patrick’s College Vs Villanova College Trial Matches Saturday 30th April 2011 Curlew Park, Sandgate

Time

Rugby 1

Rugby 2

Rugby 3

(Edmund Rice)

(Edmund Rice)

(Br Grundy)

8.00am SPC 13B Vs VILLA 13B

9.00am

(Ref – Thymon Venter )

10.00am 11.00am 12 noon 1.00pm 2.00pm 3.15pm

SPC 13A Vs VILLA 13A (QRRA Referee) SPC 14A Vs VILLA 14A (QRRA Referee) SPC 15A Vs VILLA 15A (QRRA Referee) SPC 16A Vs VILLA 16A (QRRA Referee) SPC 2nd XV Vs VILLA 2nd XV (QRRA Referee) SPC 1st XV Vs VILLA 1st XV (QRRA Referee)

SPC 14B Vs VILLA 14B

SPC 13C Vs VILLA 13C

(Ref – Christian van der Nest)

(Ref – Michael Hoffman)

SPC 15B Vs VILLA 15B

SPC 14C Vs VILLA 14C

(Ref – John Raukete)

(Ref – Nathan James)

SPC 16B Vs VILLA 16B

SPC 15C Vs VILLA 15C

(Ref – Nathan James)

(Ref –Christian Van der Nest)

SPC 3rd XV Vs VILLA 3rd XV (Ref – John Raukete)

PLEASE NOTE   

QRRA Appointed Referees for SPC 13A, SPC 14A, SPC 15A, SPC 2ndXV, SPC 1stXV. Canteen will be in operation on the day Sports Medicine will be on site on the day

CIC Rugby Unfortunately a CIC Rugby Draw of Games and Venues was not available at the time of publication of this Calling Newsletter. All games for CIC Rugby will be away games on Saturday 30th April. Information on these games will be available in Week one (1) of Term 2.

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ACTIVITIES CONT’D FOOTBALL COORDINATOR — JOSH MCLOUGHLIN AIC St Patrick’s College Vs Villanova College Trial Matches Saturday 30th April 2011 Curlew Park, Sandgate

Time 8.30am

SPC Football Oval 1 14A (Ref – Frank Velanti)

Time 8.30am

SPC Football Oval 2 13A (Ref – Nathan Jenkins)

8.00a m 9.00a m

9.45am

15A (Ref – Frank Velanti)

9.45am

13B (Ref – Josh Sneeth )

11.00am

16A (Ref – Mark Foster)

10.45am

12.15p m

2ndXI (Ref - AIC Allocated)

11.45am

14B (Ref – Daniel McClaughlan) 15B (Ref – Rhys Foster)

1.45pm

1stXI (Ref - AIC Allocated) (Linesman – Mark Foster)

12.45pm

3rd XI (Referee – Mark Foster )

Time

SPC Football Oval 3 (P&F)

Game Times Per Half [1stXI – 40 min] [2ndXI, 16A – 35 min] [13A, 14A, 15A – 30min]

1.45pm

[3rdXI, 13B, 14B, 15B – 25 min] [7A, 7B, 6A, 5A, 5B – 20 min]

PLEASE NOTE   

AIC Appointed Referee for SPC 2ndXI, SPC 1stXI. Canteen will be in operation on the day Sports Medicine will be on site on the day

CIC Football Unfortunately a CIC Football Draw of Games and Venues was not available at the time of publication of this Calling Newsletter. All games for CIC Football will be away games on Saturday 30th April. Information on these games will be available in Week one (1) of Term 2.

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ACTIVITIES CONT’D CIC + U13 EASTER HOLIDAY RUGBY CLINIC CIC + U13 RUGBY CLINIC WHEN TIME WHERE COACHES

Monday 11th April 9:00-12:00 Midday Curlew Park Anne-Maree Bliss, Paul Corfield, Michael Phillips, John Cross, Blake Louden, Billy McCartney, Jacob Judd, Luis Marin, Heath Adams, Steven Jefferies, Corey Meehan & Heath Mackintosh

PURPOSE OF CLINIC  Coaches to formulate Year 5, 6, 7 and U13 players into A, B & C teams.  Provide training opportunity on the holidays for players in preparation for upcoming fixtures in Term 2. Session Times

Year 5

Year 6

Year 7 & U13 (Combined)

9:00-10:00 Session 1

Defence/Attack (Brother Grundy/ BackTop Oval) Unit work& Team play (Field 2)

Modified rugby games (Field 1/1st XV Field)

Unit work& Team play (Field 2)

Defence/Attack (Brother Grundy/ BackTop Oval) Unit work& Team play (Field 2)

Modified rugby games (Field 1/1st XV Field)

10:00-11:00 Session 2

11:00-12:00 Session 3

Modified rugby games (Field 1/1st XV Field)

Defence/Attack (Brother Grundy/ BackTop Oval)

ITINERARY 8:30-8:35 8:35-8:50 8:50-9:00

12:00-12:05

Players to start arriving at Curlew/ Coaches meet to discuss day’s itinerary/field allocations/equipment/etc. Coaches to assist in set up for day’s clinic All coaches to meet and greet players on the bleaches outside of change rooms where they will be given an outline of day’s proceedings/Players are to finalise preparation for session (change into appropriate training apparel/fill water bottles/apply sunscreen/move to designated area to meet with age group coaches) Debrief of day’s sessions by individual coaches & then age group coaches (A coach to address age group) & outline rugby commitments to recommence in week 1 Term 2 on the Thursday afternoon due to the public holiday on the first Tuesday back, then release.

NOTE: 

UNIT WORK (Forwards: lineouts on allocated field/scrums top scrum paddock, Backs: backs plays/

counter attack/ phase options/ kick chase options/defensive patterns) & Team play (style of play in various parts of the field/ exhaust patterns/ zones and channels to attack, kick, etc./Team runs/ team phase play/ turnover options/ team defensive patterns-practice/ restarts from kick off-kick off reception structure/ 22 drop out formations/ penalty options/ team phase play options from scrum and lineout) 

MODIFIED RUGBY GAMES (non-contact)/ Touch/Ruck-Touch/ Oz-tag/ Off-side Touch or combination of 2-3 games over the course of the hour.

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ACTIVITIES CONT’D U14/U15/U16 & OPENS EASTER HOLIDAY RUGBY CLINIC U14/U15/U16 & OPENS RUGBY CLINIC WHEN TIME WHERE COACHES:

Tuesday 12th April 9:00-12:00 Midday Curlew Park Dom Crowley, Tim Merritt, Peter Smith, Troy Schultz, Corey Meehan, Phil Webb & Heath Mackintosh

PURPOSE OF CLINIC Coaches to formulate U14, U15, U16 and Open players into A, B & C teams (except U16 age group).  Provide training opportunity on the holidays for players in preparation for upcoming fixtures in Term 2. 

Session Times

U14

U15

U16 & Opens (Combined)

9:00-10:00 Session 1

Defence/Attack (Brother Grundy/ BackTop Oval) Unit work& Team play (Field 2)

Modified rugby games (Field 1/1st XV Field)

Unit work& Team play (Field 2)

Defence/Attack (Brother Grundy/ BackTop Oval) Unit work& Team play (Field 2)

Modified rugby games (Field 1/1st XV Field)

10:00-11:00 Session 2

11:00-12:00 Session 3

Modified rugby games (Field 1/1st XV Field)

Defence/Attack (Brother Grundy/ BackTop Oval)

ITINERARY 8:30-8:35 8:35-8:50 8:50-9:00

12:00-12:05

Players to start arriving at Curlew/ Coaches meet to discuss day’s itinerary/field allocations/equipment/etc. Coaches to assist in set up for day’s clinic All coaches to meet and greet players on the bleaches outside of change rooms where they will be given an outline of day’s proceedings/Players are to finalise preparation for session (change into appropriate training apparel/fill water bottles/apply sunscreen/move to designated area to meet with age group coaches) Debrief of day’s sessions by individual coaches & then age group coaches (A coach to address age group) & outline rugby commitments to recommence in week 1 Term 2 on the Thursday afternoon due to the public holiday on the first Tuesday back, then release.

NOTE: 

UNIT WORK (Forwards: lineouts on allocated field/scrums top scrum paddock, Backs: backs plays/ counter attack/ phase options/ kick chase options/defensive patterns) & Team play (style of play in various parts of the field/ exhaust patterns/ zones and channels to attack, kick, etc./Team runs/ team phase play/ turnover options/ team defensive patterns-practice/ restarts from kick off-kick off reception structure/ 22 drop out formations/ penalty options/ team phase play options from scrum and lineout)



MODIFIED RUGBY GAMES (non-contact)/ Touch/Ruck-Touch/ Oz-tag/ Off-side Touch or combination of 2-3 games over the course of the hour.

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ACTIVITIES CONT’D DIRECTOR OF CULTURE—GEOFF SAMUELS

HERE’S THE FINAL STANDINGS IN THIS YEAR’S INTERHOUSE CHESS COMP  

Year 5

Year 6

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

TOTAL

PLACE

COFFEY

1

2

8

10

8

7

4

1

41

5th

KENNEDY

5

3

10

5

4

10

3

6

46

2nd

MOONEY

3

10

6

4

1

8

3

7

42

4th

O'ROURKE

7

6

7

3

7

5

8

3

46

2nd

QUANE

4

1

1

6

5

3

6

10

36

8th

RICE

6

5

3

2

10

2

3

2

33

9th

RYAN

8

8

2

7

6

6

7

8

52

1st

TREACY

10

7

4

1

2

1

10

4

39

6th

XAVIER

2

4

6

8

3

4

5

5

37

7th

DEBATING NEWS The QDU debaters continued their impressive, unbeaten round this week. Both Year 9 teams and our Year 11 team were undefeated, which continues their perfect record for the season. The Year 11s took on their first short preparation topic for the year, with the debate on whether we should ban the paparazzi proving entertaining for both the debaters and the incredible crowd of supporters. Proving that debating encompasses exceptionally diverse topics, our Year 9’s argued that space exploration is not a waste of money, an interesting debate for their loyal band of supporters. A special thanks to chief supporter Mr Greenfield who has been on the sidelines for every week of debating this year. We are beginning to think that he might be our lucky charm! The Year 8’s will finish Round 2 Wednesday May 4 at Bracken Ridge State High - Team 1 at 7:00pm and Team 2 at 7:45pm. Hope to see you all there.

PRACTICE FOR NAPLAN BIS COMPETITIONS TERM TWO Term Two begins a new season of the Brisbane Independent Schools (BIS) Public Speaking, Debating and Chess competitions. The Brisbane Independent Schools Program gives our Years 5, 6 and 7 boys the opportunity to compete against other Colleges in chess, public speaking and debating. It is conducted over three Tuesday evenings in May. Parents this is also an opportunity for boys to prepare for the upcoming NAPLAN test in Term 2 as the Public Speaking practice reinforces the in school teaching of the Persuasive Text being taught in preparation for these nationwide English tests. Preparation for the BIS will involve some practice after school to compete at evening meets to be held on the following dates: Tues May 3, 2011 Tues May 17, 2011 Tues May 31, 2011 If you’re interested contact Mr Geoff Samuels, Mr Paul Arcodia or Mr Dan Reid at the following contacts gsamuels@stpatricks.qld.edu.au dreid@stpatricks.qld.edu.au parcodia@stparicks.qld.edu.au

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VISUAL ARTS — Katie Spencer TERM 1 WRAP UP!1 ART WRAP-UP! I want to share with you some of the work by our up and coming artists here at the college. At St Patrick’s the boys learn about art history and movements in art, art theory and appraisal (analysing artworks), art making skills and media techniques. Here’s what the boys got up to: Year 5 Art completed a folio of animal drawings Year 6 Art produced a drawing folio and worked on their sketching skills. Year 7 Art studied the elements of Art and produced a folio of works. Year 8 Art looked at Aboriginal Art and the work of Sir Sidney Nolan. The boys created dot paintings and dry pastel portraits. Year 9 Art studied techniques of several Post-Impressionist artists and produced a painting of the circus in the style of their chosen artist. Year 10 Art looked at the theme of empathy and created works with charcoal focussing on social justice themes. Year 11 Visual Art focussed on appropriation, collage and artist books. They created a work based on a focus of memories, beauty, politics & power, society or personal experience. Year 12 Visual Art began their body of work based on the concept of ‘Progress or Regress’. A body of work is a series of artworks, the final works will be due early next term. Year 12 Visual Arts Studies studied rebellious artists and explored the concept of rebellion in their work.

Harrison Wellman (Yr 5) 

Callum MacFarlane (Yr 5) 

Kieren Williamson (Yr 6) 

Nathanael Lake (Yr 6) 

Emal Azami (Yr 7) 

Finn Neil (Yr  7 ) 

Luke Smoothy Douglas Howieson (Yr 12 Visual Arts)  

(Yr 12 Visual Arts)  

Imogen Goodall (Yr 12 Visual Arts Page 15


VISUAL ARTS — Katie Spencer

Chris Little (Yr 11)   Marcus Fergusen (Yr 8)  

Lachlan Smith (Yr 9)  

Liam Harris (Yr 11)  

Richard Van Der Nest (Yr 9)

Matt Trotter (Yr 10)  

 

Jo Cross (Yr 10)  

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COMMUNITY NEWS STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES  Semester 1, 2011, online applications for the the Students with Disabilities Scheme will be accepted    

To lodge an online application for this program, go to: www.schooltransport.com.au Further enquiries to: 3336 9192 or schooltransport@qcec.catholic.edu.au

FUNDRAISING EVENTS FOR THE U16 NEW ZEALAND TRIP MOTHERS DAY STALL A Mothers Day stall will operate on Wednesday 4 May and Friday 6 May during both breaks

SAUSAGE SIZZLE a Sausage Sizzle and Cold Drinks- $1.50 each After training on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s afternoons at Curlew Park Page 17


COMMUNITY NEWS

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COMMUNITY NEWS CONT’D The Paddies Van is Proudly Sponsored by:-

Tuesday Morn BBQ— Decker Park, Sandgate 7.25 am—9.00 am

Tuesday, 12 April N/A

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 Sandgate Lagoon 5.45 pm—8.30 pm Saturday, 16 April

Thursday, 14 April N/A

Thursday 14 April Aidan McArthur, Corbin Steinmuller, Nathan Gnocchio, Kyle Wagstaff

Mitchell Holland, Matthew Southwell, William Freidman, Dominic Palardis, Angus Camiller

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

UNIFORM SHOP TERM 2 UNIFORM YEARS 10,11,12 REQUIRE LONG TROUSERS & BLAZERS. ALL STUDENTS REQUIRE A TIE. OUTSTANDING BLAZERS ORDERED BY 18/2 SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FRIDAY 8/4TO FACILITATE. COLLECTION OF THESE THE UNIFORM SHOP WILL BE OPEN FRIDAY 8 APRIL BETWEEN 10am-2pm.

TERM 2 TRADING WILL COMMENCE WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL BETWEEN 10AM – 2PM. Any clean plastic bags for recycling through the shop would be appreciated. Thankyou.

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

Date

Helpers

Fri

08/04 No help required.

Wed

27/04 Bronwyn Hawkins, Leigh Shaw, Stephanie Ingeri, Melinda Pahany

Thu

28/04 Marianne Refoy, GuisƟna Lawlor, Tabitha Baker

Fri

29/04 Victoria SuƩon, Maggie McGowan — HELP NEEDED

Tue

03/05 Michelle Smith, Sara Cronk, Cheryl Jahnke, Sarah Carson

Wed

04/05 Mary Brodie, Sue Henley, Andrea Meade, Jane Doyle, Margaret Armitage

Thu

05/05 Jeanna ScoƩ, Vicki Robinson, Julie Blansjaar, Liz Kelly

Fri

06/05 Kim Oakes, Michelle Litchfield, Jane Gregory

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DATE CLAIMER

April 25 ANZAC DAY

April 26 EASTER MONDAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY

April 27 Day 1 TERM 2, ANZAC DAY LITURGY, Student Leaders In-Service

April 28 Parent /Teacher Meetings

April 29 CIC Cross Country Meet (A)

April 30 AIC Rugby/Football Trial (H) / CIC Rugby/Football Rnd 1 (A)

May 02 LABOUR DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY

May 04 QDU Rnd 2 Yr 8 Sen A / NAPLAN Practice / Per 3-4 Yr 12 Geography Test May 05 Edmund Rice Day Liturgy / I/H Cross Country

May 06 Yr 12 QCS Practice Per 3-5 / AIC Chess Rnd 1 (H) / CIC Cross Country Meet (A) Shore to Gate Rewards Day May 07 AIC Rugby/Football Rnd 1 (A) / CIC Rugby/Football RND 2 (A) KAIROS 3 and 4 (Sunday)

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