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Edition 4 1 May 2017

Principal’s Message I would like to welcome our students, teachers and parents to Term 2 and I hope that you have all enjoyed a restful holiday break.

We have had a busy and productive start to the term with our Try a Day at St Clare’s occurring on Wednesday 26 April. Try a Day assists with the transition from Primary to High School for current Year 6 students. We welcomed 300 students from a number of Primary Schools in the ACT and NSW and despite the weather the day was filled with much excitement from start to finish. The girls were rotated through a number of subjects including Science, Information Technology, Languages, Hospitality, Textiles and Design, Graphic Design, Dance, Drama and Visual Art. The girls were also introduced to a number of key members of staff and spent some time with our exceptional College Leaders. Open Evening on Thursday 27 April was a great success with a large number of prospective families attending the College for a tour and to engage with the various faculty displays and activities.

Plutarch, the Greek philosopher, stated that “youth are not vessels to be filled but fires to be lit” and I challenged the girls on Open Evening to look for their Spark.

Spark is a metaphor - and a very good one - for the deep learning interests and passions that lie inside your daughter. Every girl has a spark or in some instances several! Spark was first described by researcher Dr Peter Benson. His work on strengths in young people was a cornerstone of what became the Positive Psychology movement. His Spark concept is the single idea that is changing the lives of girls today. Benson’s research team found that there are three kinds of Spark for our young people: }}

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In this edition Principal’s Message

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NAPLAN Online Testing

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ANZAC Commemoration

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Try A Day

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Open Evening

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Questacon Student Training Program

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Science Club

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Year 8 Science

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Miraikan Happiness on Earth Project

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Samsung Project

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Women in Information Technology

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Social Justice

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Possessing a skill or talent, for example in Music, Drama, Dance, Visual Arts, Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics, Writing, Archaeology

Food Technology and Hospitality News Geography Excursion to the South Coast

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What is the Seeker Program?

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Auditions

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A Commitment to something, for example social justice, or to the stewardship of the earth

Mummification

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Library News

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander News

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Glasses

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Public Health Warning

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Qkr! Payments

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In the Headlines

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Girls Write Up

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Upcoming Events

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Notices

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A personal quality such as empathy or compassion for others.

Girls who have a Spark in their life do better at school, are happier and are more confident and positive in their outlook. They are more caring, relaxed, and sociable, have good expectations for the future, can work harder and understand that good things take time. Continued page 2

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For a Spark to be lit and to stay alive it requires two things. At least one adult in the family who is interested and helps make it happen (drives their daughter to drum lessons, buys the aquarium for the tropical fish, finds the right dance school) and an adult or two at school who also knows about it and is supportive. It is worth having a conversation with your daughter and finding out what her spark is and what makes her truly happy and engaged in learning. Our ANZAC Commemorative Service was held on Friday 28 April. The St Clare’s ANZAC Spirit Award was presented to Hannah Edwards of Year 11. Hannah continues to demonstrate mateship and citizenship through her positive and supportive nature and helps to build a caring and inclusive atmosphere in the classroom. The Australian Federation Guard provided the catafalque party and the commemorative address was given by Major General Michael Crane, parent at St Clare’s College. Best Wishes, Brad Cooney Principal Examples of the 'Spark' lit in some of our St Clare's students

NAPLAN

Online Testing Dear Parents and Carers, Our school was going to move to online testing for NAPLAN this year. Unfortunately we have been advised that there are technical issues with the testing system that cannot be adequately resolved before the May NAPLAN dates. Therefore no schools in the ACT will use online testing this year. For 2017, this means that NAPLAN tests will be completed with pencil and paper as our school has done in previous years. The ACT is committed to moving to online testing by 2019, however there needs to be complete confidence in the testing system for this to happen. The preparation that we have done so far will stand us in good stead for moving online in the future. NAPLAN testing provides a snapshot of your child’s progress at a point in time and is one of many tools that our teachers use to assess and further our students’ learning. If you have any further questions, please contact me on the.principal@stcc.act.edu.au Brad Cooney Principal

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Anzac Commemoration Creating an occasion fitting for those deep values embedded in our national identity, St Clare’s College paid their respects to Australia’s servicemen and women – past and present – in two ANZAC Ceremonies on Friday 28 April. All components of this meaningful ceremony were carefully thought through to ensure this example of Australian heritage was both meaningful and reverent. Led by a catafalque party from Australia’s Federation Guard, the College community was then moved by an address on the meaning of ANZAC Day by Major General Michael Crane DSO and Bar, AM, (Retd) a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in 1980 and proud father of three daughters, all of whom have graced these corridors. This address was complemented by a moving vocal rendition by Lucy Sugerman of the iconic Redgum song Only Nineteen and Lydia Milosavljevic with her inspiring rendition of the National Anthem. The playing of the last post, solemn and poignant caused all College participants to pause and reflect on the courage and mateship displayed by our service personnel and with reveille, the awaking of the new future created by these inspiring Australians. Lest we forget! Sharyn Quirk Assistant Principal Curriculum and Assessment

Anzac Spirit Award 2017, presented to Hannah Edwards. For displaying the following spirits of Anzac; Mateship, Courage, Loyalty, Citizenship and Honour.

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Try A Day In an inspiring display of enthusiasm and curiosity, 300 young girls from Year 6 across the Canberra Region took their first big step towards the next great adventure in their lives when they participated in the St Clare’s College “Try A Day”. A day designed to provide young students with an insight into life in a Secondary School. The occasion proved to be both informative and rewarding for these prospective St Clare’s College students as they stepped through a diverse range of Pastoral activities and curriculum pursuits not previously experienced at primary level.

The budding class of 2023 embraced these many challenges with vigor as they experienced new faces, opportunities and friendships. A huge thank you is extended to all organizing staff for your dedication in making this showcase of St Clare’s College the best experience possible for these young students. We hope your efforts will lead to a strong and committed group of young students for the 2018 intake – students who will carry forward the tradition of seeking wisdom and of which we can all feel justifiably proud. Sharyn Quirk Assistant Principal Curriculum and Assessment

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Open Evening

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Questacon Student Training Program

Science Club

Science club is on every Wednesday Lunchtime in P111. Come and see what is happening, from crystal growing to making geodesic domes. Photo source: Questacon website

The Questacon student training program is an intensive program that runs from March to September. The program is for students in Years 11 – 12 and provides them with firsthand experience in various roles throughout Questacon, from developing science activities and making public presentations (The Science communication group) to facilitation workshops and completing personal design projects (the Design and Technology group). The course consists of 12 weeks of training followed by 40 hours in Questacon galleries as science demonstrators. The following Year 11 students have been accepted into the program: }} Victoria Wyman }} Taylah Forsyth }} Kaylah Edwards }} Gaby Scerri }} Emma Crawford }} Shannon Armitage. These girls are to be congratulated on their achievement. Janet Worontschak Science Coordinator

Year 8 Science

Year 8 Science students got a chance to develop their science skills by exploring how a single chemical reaction, when performed correctly, can generate a spectrum of colours. After much effort and rivalry, they nailed it perfectly. Paula Taylor Science Teacher

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Science Competition The ICAS Science Competition is coming up on Tuesday 30 May. Any parent that would like their Year 7 – 10 daughter to compete in this competition please email, janet.worontschak@stcc.act.edu.au Teachers will also have the opportunity to nominate students to undergo this competition. All senior chemistry students will be doing this competition.


Miraikan Happiness on Earth Project

Questacon staff spent Friday 28 April with Years 7 and 8 students to create a short film about the work the students are doing on their Miraikan Happiness on Earth Project. Feeling like movies stars, the students were filmed participating in workshops with Questacon staff and were interviewed individually about how they have participated in STEM project based learning to develop an understanding of their own personal happinesses and how this connects with global happiness.

Samsung Project The students from the SWITCH Club have started working on the Samsung Project with Rob Fitzgerald from the University of Canberra. The Samsung Project is a project run by the University of Canberra in conjunction with Questacon and Samsung. The students have been asked to demonstrate what they can learn using Samsung devices including tablets, mobile phones, 3D cameras, microscopes and VR headsets. The students have two months to work on their projects and they will showcase their learnings at a presentation at Parliament House in late May.

Information about the public voting will be available through St Clare’s Facebook page once the projects are uploaded online. Juliette Major Curriculum Coordinator - ICT

Juliette Major Curriculum Coordinator - ICT

Women in Information Technology Information Technology classes and the SWITCH club hosted staff from CISCO, including two St Clare's alumni students, during the Girls in IT day on Thursday 27 April. CISCO staff Jennifer, Emma, Moonsun and client Jodi spoke about their careers in IT with senior students at lunchtime and hosted the Women Rock IT broadcast for classes in the afternoon. St Clare's College students joined thousands around the globe to watch the broadcast and were welcomed by the staff from CISCO broadcasting in Thailand. Juliette Major Curriculum Coordinator - ICT

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Social Justice Harmony Day St Clare’s celebrated Harmony Day on the 31 March, to encourage a culture of harmony, inclusivity and unity. The girls were able to take part in a cake competition, where numerous girls baked an array of delicious cakes which were decorated in the theme of harmony or the colour orange. At lunch time, there was the opportunity for the students to place their handprint on a banner to commemorate the school’s ongoing support of harmony and to vote for the best cake. After the Harmony Cake Competition winner was announced, the cakes were cut up and distributed to everyone who attended. It was such a wonderful day and I would like to thank everyone who participated and helped throughout the day. Lily Sarah Year 12

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Project Compassion Fundraiser During the year, students from St Clare’s will be taking part in numerous events and activities in order to support and raise funds for Caritas, one of our school charities. Our first fundraiser, which was specifically for the Project Compassion Lenten Appeal, was a uniform free day, where students were asked to make a gold coin donation. It was a great success as we exceeded our target of raising $1000. This will help a mother and three children living in a domestic violence shelter with food, counselling and education for one month in Timor-Leste. Lily Sarah Year 12

World’s Greatest Shave Seven incredibly brave girls and two teachers participated in the World’s Greatest Shave on the 29 March, to raise awareness and funds for the invaluable work carried out by the Leukaemia Foundation. The people who participated were Jasmina Frawley, Claudia Read, Amy Thomas, Lauren Taylor, Lilian Geale, Connie Kambouris, Maddie Robinson, Mr Elliot and Mr McGrath. A Crazy Hair Day was also held to encourage those who were not participating in the shave to get involved, and many girls wore wacky and fantastic hair styles to school. During lunch time students were invited to the gym to cheer on the participants who were taking part in the shave, and make a donation to have their hair sprayed bright colours. We were grateful to have Belinda Barnier, a representative from the Leukaemia Foundation, to assist us in running the event. She spoke about our participation in the World’s Greatest Shave, our actions and donations were enabling the continuation of crucial medical research and providing support and assistance to cancer patients and their families. It was a privilege to be able to contribute to this incredible foundation. Lily Sarah Year 12 Amy Thomas, Year 12 with Nina from Noir Hair

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Food Technology and Hospitality News We are off to a great start this year with students demonstrating their culinary skills through café functions and practical lessons and we are encouraging students to transfer their culinary skills to the home. To motivate students we are running a weekly competition where they can email their teachers photographs of food they have prepared at home and we will post these in our Tidings newsletter as ‘Recipe of the Week’. We would encourage students to submit their photographs and recipe to share with the school community. We are looking forward to receiving some yummy recipes to share. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact your daughter’s teacher. Pip Masterman Faculty Coordinator - Technologies

My cooking is fabulous even the smoke alarm is cheering me on!

“Stop, drop and roll” has always been the advice given to us. However, you can’t leave your chicken schnitzel on the pan just sizzling away when there is a fire in the kitchen now can you? So, what do you do? I hear you ask. A friendly fire fighter Sam French spoke to us from ACT Fire and Rescue to help us answer the following question — how do you stop/prevent a fat fire in the kitchen? Did you know that within 15 minutes of a fire starting in the kitchen your whole house could have burnt down!? Our Year 10 hospitality class discussed different ways of preventing a fire. We were taught how to cover a pot to extinguish a fat fire, how to correctly use a fire blanket and found that one main reason a fat fire gets out of control is when water is added. Even when there is the slightest blaze in your pot, many people regularly go to pour some water over it. This in fact, can most certainly increase the intensity of the fire and spread it. We were shocked! We learnt about different types of smoke detectors, how and where they are placed in a kitchen; the different types of fire extinguishers, what they are made out of; different rules about always watching your food whilst cooking and why; as well as the different strategies in case of an emergency in the kitchen. We all had such a fun and enjoyable time and we are so lucky that Sam was able to come and share his knowledge with us. Evangeline Grmek Year 10

Recipe of the Week Kyra’s Chocolate Chip Biscuits

250g butter, chopped and softened 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar ½ cup caster sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla essence 2 ½ cups plain flour 1tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 ½ cups chocolate bits 1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees. 2. Beat the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla essence with an electric mixer. 3. Add the flour, bicarbonate of soda and chocolate. Stir to combine. 4. Put heaped teaspoons of the mixture onto lined oven trays, allowing room for the biscuits to spread. 5. Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned. 6. Cool the biscuits on their trays for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. Makes about 60 biscuits From: McCune, Lisa (2011) Hopscotch and Honey Joys, Allen & Unwin: Crows Nest, p. 15

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Geography Excursion to the South Coast

The Geography elective students visited the South Coast to investigate the processes affecting this area of the coast and what is being done to manage it. They used a range of skills to test Ph levels in sand dunes to see how vegetation succession was created to provide us with a natural barrier to coastal erosion. Students also measured the direction of transportation of beach sediments along the coast. It was fantastic to see students engaging with their learning in the field. Natalie Fairfax Faculty Coordinator - Study of Societies and Environments

Reflection On 31 March, the Year 9 and 10 combined Geography classes visited Corrigan's beach at the South Coast. At Corrigan’s beach, we completed a few pages in our booklet, pages like field sketches from north to south. We also tested longshore drift by throwing an orange into the water and seeing where it ended up after 2 minutes. Afterwards, we drove to Casey’s beach. Here, we drew a field sketch and took lots of pictures. After the short stay at Casey’s beach, we went to Surf beach. Here we drew field sketches, did another longshore drift test to make comparisons between sites and we had lunch. We stayed for quite a while and relaxed until our last trip of the day to Durras. Here we did different tests. These included taking specimens of sand on tape and measuring the colour of the different sand. This trip was a valuable experience as we all learnt a lot about different coastal processes and its effects on the different beaches. The learning we gained wouldn’t have been the same sitting in the classroom taking notes, so a big thanks to the teachers that organised and attended the trip! Riley Madsen Year 9

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What is The Seeker Program? interested in. It also teaches you how to do effective research and gather reliable sources.” (Kathryn Liston Year 10) “The Seeker Program is a great way to focus on something that I’m interested in. It is also an opportunity for me to be disciplined in my learning and self-directed. I’m enjoying working towards creating a magazine aimed at teenage boys.” (Analise Greenhalgh Year 9)

Does your daughter have an interest in or passion for topics which may not be covered by the traditional school curriculum? Would she enjoy the challenge of designing and completing a research project which is self-directed? The Seeker Program is a new elective this year designed to cater for students in Year 8-10 who are independent learners and who would benefit from an inquiry based approach to learning.

Auditions

As Term 2 gets underway, the students currently enrolled in the Seeker Program are working steadily towards the completion of their individual projects. Towards the end of the semester they will present their completed projects to a panel of teachers, parents and experts in the fields they have investigated. They will discuss the processes they have undertaken to create their final product. “I really enjoy The Seeker Program because it allows me to learn more about areas that I am particularly

“The Seeker Program has allowed me to focus on an area that I am particularly interested in. I enjoy having the opportunity to guide my own learning and develop skills to be an independent learner.” (Keely Small Year 10) Students who are interested in enrolling in The Seeker Program for Semester 2 should speak with either Mrs Quirk, Assistant Principal for Curriculum, or myself for more information. Manette Johnson English Coordinator

UNREQUITED Musical Theatre Project Auditions will be held after school in the Drama Theatrette on Tuesday 9 & Wednesday 10 May between the times of 3.40pm to 5.40pm. Students need to sign up on the Audition sheets that will be posted outside the Drama Theatrette. There will be an important information meeting for all interested actors and production crew on Monday 1 May during the first half of lunch in the Drama Theatrette. All students are invited to audition. Vanessa Johnson Arts and Languages Coordinator

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Mummification

Starting this year as a senior I was excited to begin my Ancient History elective class. In Term 1 we studied and investigated Ancient Egypt. Part of this unit was to discover more about the funerary rituals and burial practices and, of course, the mummification process. We were intrigued to discover more about the mummification process as we have never had the opportunity to study this topic before. In class we researched, wrote and illustrated our own ‘How to Mummify’ manual and using this manual we proceeded to mummify two of our class mates. This was an exhilarating activity to participate in and was by far the most interesting and enjoyable lesson. There was lots of laughter as we used crotchet hooks to take out ‘brains’, made an incision to remove ‘vital organs’ and placed amulets as we wrapped our peers round and round in toilet paper and paper hand towels. This Ancient Egypt course has been very interesting and I am sure that we will take our new found knowledge and enthusiasm for Ancient History into the study of our new unit, Bronze Age Minoans. Bridget Foot Year 11

Library News

CBCA Book of the Year Shortlist Announced In 1946 the Children’s Book Council of Australia established annual book awards to promote children's books of high literary and artistic quality. The original prize for the Children's Book of the Year Awards was a camellia if the winner was female or a handshake if male! Times have changed slightly and now these awards are the most influential and highly respected in Australia (the prize for the winning authors are much better too!). If you’re looking for a book to read or to gift, then the recently announced Shortlist is a good place to start. The 2017 Shortlist for Older Readers (recommended for 13-18 year olds) include Waer by Meg Caddy, Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley, The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon, Yellow by Megan Jacobson, Frankie by Shivaun Plozza and One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn. The College library also has multiple copies of the Shortlisted books. For more information go to cbca.org.au/short-list-2017 The Book of the Year Award will be announced on 18 August. Renee Jones Teacher Librarian

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander News

Significant Upcoming Dates Wednesday 24 May DIDJERIBONE with Tjupurru performance for Years 7, 9, 10 and 12 from 12pm to 1pm

Friday 26 May National Sorry Day Guest speaker Andrew Fraser visited St Clare's College on 3 April to talk to Years 10 to 12 students about mentoring. Andrew is employed by the National Rugby League (NRL) School to Work program. He liaises with Indigenous students to develop pathways to further education or to full-time employment. He mentors students to assist them in finishing school, assisting students to fill out applications, helps the students in putting together their resumes or arranging job interviews. Andrew also has numerous contacts and opportunities that provide an invaluable service for students. If you are interested in gaining more information about this opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact Andrew on andrew.fraser@nrl.com.au or on 0428 080 590. Application forms can be obtained from Mrs Blackshaw in the SOSE staffroom. Caroline Blackshaw Aboriginal Contact Teacher

Saturday 27 May 1967 Referendum

27 May to 3 June National Reconciliation Week

Aboriginal Tutor Mrs Leer, an Aboriginal Tutor, is available for all Aboriginal students each Monday Period 2 and Day 2 Period 3.

Glasses On Wednesday 22 March Bryce Peddie and Steve Turner from The Lions Club came to St Clare’s to receive the two boxes of glasses that Year 7 2016 (the current Year 8) had gathered from the school and the broader community. The students advertised the campaign and asked for teachers and staff at the College to ask family and friends in the broader community to donate their used prescription glasses. The Lions Club then organize for them to be sorted and cleaned and sent to communities overseas who may not have access to prescription glasses. Congratulations to the organisers as well as the other Year 7 students who supported this initiative.

Connie Kambouris, Taliah Ghasemi, Ella Ruiz, Calatika Iruthayaraj, Brianna Williams, Molly Burnett, Brad Cooney, Steve Turner & Bryce Peddey– The Lions Club, Bridget Bandle.

Kathy Kinnane Year 8 Coordinator

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Public Health Warning

All parts of the Death Cap mushroom are poisonous and eating part of a mushroom can be fatal. Cooking the Death Cap mushroom does not make it safe. If you suspect that you or one of your family members might have eaten Death Cap mushrooms, you should seek urgent medical attention at a hospital emergency department.

Do not touch, pick or eat any wild mushrooms! Death Cap mushrooms are one of the world’s deadliest mushrooms and can be currently be found across the Canberra region. Since 2002, there have been four deaths and many poisonings in the ACT due to Death Cap mushrooms. In Canberra, Death Cap mushrooms often grow near established oak trees in mild, moist weather. Death

Cap mushrooms have previously been found growing on school grounds in the ACT. Parents and teachers are asked to remind children not to touch, pick or eat any wild mushrooms. As the Death Cap mushroom can easily be confused with edible varieties, adults are also strongly advised not to touch, pick or eat any wild mushrooms. It is difficult, even for experienced collectors, to tell the difference between the Death Cap mushroom and edible wild mushrooms.

If you believe you have spotted a Death Cap mushroom, do not touch the mushroom with your bare skin. If it is in your own yard, the best option is to leave it be and make sure others stay away from the area. The mushroom will die in a few days. If you believe you have spotted a Death Cap mushroom growing in a public area, please contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81 For further information on Death Cap mushrooms, download the fact sheet online at http://www.health. act.gov.au/datapublications/factsheets/environmental-health.

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In the Headlines

Our Voice: Lucy Sugerman

Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards

Photo from Channel Nine

Lucy Sugerman from Year 11 has made it through the ‘blind’ auditions for Channel Nine’s The Voice. She had three of the four judges turn for her version of David Bowie’s 1969 Space Oddity. Lucy chose to be on team Seal, who turned for her within a few seconds of hearing her voice. We wish her all the best with the next part of the competition.

ASC Swimming Carnival

Current student Lucy Sugerman, winner of the Arts and Multimedia Award and Kate Barton (class of 2011) winner of the Individual Community Services Award at the 2017 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards with Mrs Trish Brown. The Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards is an annual celebration that was established in 1989. The Awards recognise individuals and groups of young people aged between 12 and 25 years who have made a significant contribution through their personal endeavours, or who have been actively involved in the ACT community.

Earth Hour

On the 4 April the St Clare’s Swimming squad attended the ASC carnival at the AIS. It was a great day with many girls swimming multiple events. Abbey Webb and Habibat Ogunbanwo were also named age champion for their age groups. St Clare's placed second overall.

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On Friday 24 March St Clare’s College participated in Earth Hour by limiting electronic usage during the day and opening windows instead of turning on lights and fans.


CBR Women Ride Logo Competition

Cure for Pain: Artwork for the Australian War Memorial

Congratulations to the joint winners of the #CBRWomenRide Logo Competition - Jorga Evenden, Year 9 and Charlotte Kuruc, Year 12.

Ex St Clare's Student, eX de Medici, produced an artwork for the Australian War Memorial. The eye-catching Cure for Pain, a four-metre-long depiction of mortality and equality in death, has been installed in the AWM's mezzanine gallery, which overlooks the memorial's World War II war planes.

Australian National Championships for Swimming Over the Easter break both Abbey Webb and Gabby Waller competed at the Australian National Championships for swimming in Brisbane. Gabby swam in the Multiclass events and had PB’s for six out of her seven events. She came away with a bronze medal in the 100 metre backstroke. Contributions are greatly received for any updates on student activities. Content and images can be sent to media@stcc.act.edu.au

Girls Write Up Girls Write Up is a day long program for teens that teaches empowerment through writing and sharing stories. The day will include workshops in songwriting, slam poetry as well as panels and discussions with leading writers, journalists, activists and artists.

A daylong festival for teens that teaches empowerment through writing and sharing stories. How can we make language and art work to change the future? Girls Write Up is for anyone who has felt limited by their gender and wants to understand how language can be used to liberate and empower.

Event Details:

Featuring:

Saturday 6 May 8:30am-3:45pm Gorman Arts Centre, Braddon

Winnie Dunn

Lorin Elizabeth

Zoya Patel

The full program is available at thestellaprize.com.au This event is held in partnership with the Stella Prize and all booking enquiries can be directed to schools@thestellaprize.com.au

Neha Kale

Odette Shenfield

Sharona Lin

Rosanna Stevens

Karlie Noon

Laura Sweeney

Saturday 6 May 2017 Gorman Arts Centre

55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon, ACT

Find out more — and book tickets: thestellaprize.com.au/girlswriteup

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Upcoming Events May 1 to May 5 - Catholic School Week May 1 to May 19 - Enrolment Period May 9 to May 11- NAPLAN Test

Notices Daily notices are available on the montiors throughout the school.

School Tours

ay and Thursday 4 M 10 May Wednesday m) (9 am or 4 p ur phone To book a to 6260 9400

Year 11 2018 Information Evening Monday 15 Ma y 6 p m to 7pm b u l C e c Scien y in the College Hall a d s e n ed Every W in P111 me lunchti dents All stu e welcom

Contact Us: P: 6260 9400 E: media@stcc.act.edu.au St Clare’s College 1 McMillan Crescent Griffith ACT 2603

stcc.act.edu.au

UnRequited Musical Theatre Project Auditions Tuesday 9 May and Wednesday 10 May from 3.40pm-5.40pm

Tidings Edition 4, 1 May 2017