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Edition7 30 June 2017

Principal’s Message Academic progress reports will be available on-line from Monday 3 July 2017.

All reports will contain a list of Effective Learner Behaviours and Strategies, which are a reflection of those skills considered essential for attaining the necessary competencies to meet the demands of the 21st Century. Comments written by pastoral care teachers are of great value because they provide insight into the progress of your daughter/s throughout the semester. They also provide words of advice for the coming semester. When a pastoral care teacher suggests that a student should consider broader participation in co-curricular activities or putting up their hand for a leadership role, they are thinking about personal growth and encouraging a sense of belonging in the School. It has been a busy and productive week for our Year 10 students. Throughout the week, the students participated in workshops on goal setting and future pathways, motivational talks by Cortnie Bornyk (from Her Motivation) and Paul Wade (former Socceroos Captain) in addition to hearing from past and present students. Our Year 10 students had an opportunity to

participate in a mock interview and I thank the members of our parent community who assisted with this. Visits to universities, career planning and mapping also took place over the course of the week. I thank sincerely all staff involved in preparing such a wonderful program for our Year 10 students, especially Mrs Kym Darmody (Year 10 Coordinator) and Mrs Toni Smith (Acting VET/Careers Coordinator) for their hard work and expert organisation. Sadly, we farewell Mrs Trish Skillen, our English, Media and Religion teacher at the College. Trish has been a teacher at St Clare’s for the past 29 years. We thank Trish for her significant contribution to the teaching and learning of students over such a long period of time and wish her well as she embarks on her retirement to sunny Queensland! I hope that the upcoming holidays will allow some rest and relaxation for our staff and College families and for those travelling, may you have a safe journey.

In this edition Principal’s Message

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Welcome to Principal Cooney

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The Samsung Project

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Year 10 Week

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Year 9 SAPPSS Program

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Drama Nights Years 7-10

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Seeker Program

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Embrace Screening

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Melodrama in Meiji Exhibition

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Defence Update

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World of Maths Day

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Interpreting Mathematics Grade Information

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The Clock Project

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Wearable Electronics

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ACT National Training Awards

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Mum’s Homemade Sausage Rolls

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Food Styling

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Sister Mary Goretti

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St Clare’s Alumni

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Harry Potter Trivia in the Library 17 A Quidditch Quest

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Bill Turner Cup and Trophy

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In the Headlines

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Best wishes,

Update to Kookaburra Bus

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Brad Cooney Principal

Upcoming Events

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Notices

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Welcome Principal Cooney

On Monday 26 June, the School Board, staff and College Captains and their parents took the opportunity to officially welcome Mr Brad Cooney as Principal of St Clare’s College. The celebration in the Chiara Centre was well attended and we were also fortunate that Monsignor John Woods could also join us to welcome Brad. I took the opportunity to share with those in attendance what I had discovered about Brad and what makes him tick. As a member of the selection panel led by the then Director of Catholic Education, I saw firsthand the commitment and passion that Brad has to teaching and learning. With his very gentle manner he drew in the panel with his very articulate vision of education in secondary schools. So in the end it was a simple decision to make to recommend Brad to this very important position of Principal of St Clare’s. From my perspective, the first six months of this year could be considered one of the toughest induction periods I have seen for a new Principal. Major events such as the recent Government decisions regarding the school funding model, the introduction of a new school timetable, the involvement of a secondary schools review, proposing major building works and having to lead a community who sadly loses a student would in their own right be something that some Principals may never have to endure but Brad has approached each one of these with confidence, empathy and an open and transparent approach which is a credit to him. Brad responded to the group in his usual humble manner, thanked everyone for their support and assistance in his transition. He also again reiterated with the group what a special place St Clare’s College is. That we can all agree. And finally, I would like to thank Ms Lynore Clarkson, Ms Sharyn Quirk and the numerous students who made this event possible. It never ceases to amaze me the community spirit that is present at this school. Thank you and again welcome Brad. Stephen Kelly School Board Chair

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The Samsung Project

Our SWITCH students have been participating in an exciting world-first research project. The University of Canberra STEM Education Research Centre and Samsung project was aimed at helping students use devices to log, analyse and present data on STEM inquiry projects. SWITCH stands for St Clare’s Women in Information Technology and Communications Hub. A number of students meet during their lunch time to participate in a wide variety of STEM based projects. Over 10 weeks, in four teams the students devised their own projects using the devices provided by Samsung.

The projects included: highlighting Canberra through the use of 360 degree cameras and VR headsets; looking at how human bodies move through space; a virtual reality video of different options after leaving school or university, and how Samsung technology could assist people to see microscopic details in natural and built environments. The key outcomes of the project saw an increase in design-process thinking and inquiry-based learning amongst the students. The Samsung project was officially launched at Parliament House on Wednesday 21 June, by the University of Canberra and Samsung. Juliette Major and three students:

Stana Fernandez (Year 9), Erin Burke (Year 9) and Ananya Jha (Year 9) attended the launch with Erin Burke presenting her team’s findings. Erin said “The technology, especially phones and the VR headsets were so much fun to play with and learn with and I immensely enjoyed the opportunity this type of challenge gave to me.” The students would like to thank Professor Rob Fitzgerald from the University of Canberra and Samsung for their loan of the equipment during the experience and their support of both staff and students to complete the projects. Juliette Major Faculty Coordinator - ICT

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Year 10 Week 26-30 June

During Year 10 Week students participated in various activities to assist them in making appropriate pathway choices as they transition into senior students and beyond. On Monday they looked at goal setting and career pathways with a “Her Motivating” workshop run by Cortnie Bornyk. This workshop empowered the girls to take control of their life, who they become and their future. After curriculum discussions and subject orientation on Tuesday, Paul

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Wade from Paul Wade Life Skills and former Socceroos Captain talked to the students. Paul’s presentation gave the girls a deeper understanding of the need to make themselves employable and gave them an insight into the skills employers are looking for in a young person. On Wednesday the students participated in a formal interview where they were asked general questions regarding their personality, skills, strengths and weaknesses. Interviews where conducted by volunteers from our school community. They then attended various sessions on Financial Planning for Teens, Understanding Tax and Women in IT.

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Experts in a variety of fields such as Information Technology, Communication, Physiotherapy and Early Learning and Primary Teaching spoke to the students. On Thursday the students got to visit their choice of local Universities and CIT on Thursday. The students finished the week with a day of Community Service. This empowered them to participate in meeting the needs of the extended community by giving their time to learn new skills and gain experience in contributing to the community. Kym Darmody Year 10 Coordinator


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Year 9

SAPPSS Program Week 9 marked the end of the Year 9 SAPPSS (sexual assault prevention program for Secondary Schools) program. The feedback from many of the students who participated was very positive. The post program survey, documented what the students had learnt and the changes in attitudes that occurred throughout the program. To celebrate the end of the program the Pastoral Care Leaders organised local excursions within each Year 9 PC class. These excursions were designed so that the girls could bond with their Pastoral Care class in a relaxing and supportive environment. Some classes decided to purchase lunch, gelato or a hot chocolate together and make the most of the facilities within walking distance of the College.

“The SAPPSS program allowed us to learn about what sexual assault is, who it happens to and what to do if we are caught in ‘sticky situations’ We also learned techniques about how to protect ourselves and our friends. We learned about what consent means from the videos and activities. Another highlight was the fantastic PC lunch we shared on our local excursion.” Grace Egan, Jordan Nash, Isabella Zakoski and Alex McKenzie (Year 9 Students)

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Drama Nights Years 7-10 During Weeks 17 and 18 Drama students from Years 7 to 10, opened their theatre classroom for parents and friends. For each performance the audience packed into the Theatrette to watch the students share the work that they had created this semester. Year 7 and 8 Drama students performed spontaneous improvisation, monologues and original short plays. They also demonstrated a range of actor training exercises. In Year 9 and 10 students have been studying Physical Theatre and Non-Naturalism. In the first half of the evening students participated in a range of activities from warm-ups, focus exercises and physical theatre actor training exercises. In the second half, students performed their original group pieces in the style of either Physical Theatre or Non-Naturalism. Stories and themes ranged from the First World War, family conflict, dreamworlds, puppet masters, video games and nightmares! Students across all years certainly demonstrated their skill and creativity. It was wonderful for the students to perform in front of a live audience. Performance evenings at the end of each semester will be a tradition as part of the St Clare's Drama experience. We look forward to welcoming audiences in the future. Thank you to all who attended. Vanessa Johnson Faculty Coordinator - Arts & Languages

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The Seeker Program

Embrace Screening

On Tuesday 20 June, five Year 11 students attended the screening of 'Embrace' at Palace Electric Cinema. Georgia Houston and Jemma Mrdak (Class of 2010) brought this special fundraising screening to Canberra to inspire women to #Embrace their own body.

On Wednesday 21 June, Year 9 and 10 students enrolled in this new inquiry-based semester elective completed their major projects by presenting their research findings to their parents and invited guests. Each student presented an overview of the topic they had chosen to investigate during the course of the semester. These ranged from nuclear reactors to magazines for teenage boys. The girls provided an explanation of the various approaches they undertook while researching their area of interest. The level of energy and enthusiasm displayed by each student was evident in their engaging delivery. They commented on how much they enjoyed the opportunity to pursue an area of interest that may not be covered by a traditional curriculum and how their research skills and knowledge have been enhanced by the experience. Some of their observations included:

“My research skills developed as I formulated questions, planned my project, recorded, organised and interpreted my research.” “My favourite part about my project was just discovering so many new and interesting things,” “I have developed research skills and been able to build on my own knowledge in order to understand the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy as a solution to the global energy problem.” Manette Johnson English Coordinator

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It was an inspirational documentary by Taryn Brumfitt, urging women to not waste a single day of their lives being at war with their bodies - and to just embrace it! The night included guest speakers one of them being the creator of Embrace and founder of the Body Image Movement, Taryn Brumfitt. It was a very inspirational night with proceeds raised on the night going to the Body Image Movement and the ACT Eating Disorders Program. I commend Hayley Dryburgh, Megan Browne, Molly Barber, Edwina Edwards and Grace Cremen for showing interest in a topic so vital to us all. I have the feeling that some great initiatives will come from this night judging the enthusiasm of these potential future student leaders. Thank you to Mrs Lisa Melis and Mrs Marie Manning who also attended the screening. Trish Brown Year 11 Coordinator


“Melodrama in Meiji”Exhibition

On Wednesday 21 June the St Clare’s Year 9 Japanese class and the St Edmund’s Year 10 Japanese class from visited “Melodrama in Meiji” exhibition at the National Library. Students viewed a collection of Japanese woodblock illustrations from the tumultuous world of Meiji Japan (1868-1912). The transition of Japan from a feudal society to an emerging modern western-style state during the Meiji period was reflected in a dramatic change in people’s lives and literature. Used to illustrate Japanese novels, these beautiful images, known as kuchi-e (literally mouth-opening picture) accompany stories filled with drama, tragedy and intrigue, reflecting the uncertainty of the times. Students also spent time in the Wordplay area making some Japanese art and craft inspired by the prints and culture. Lisa Bourne Languages Teacher

Defence Update

Term 2 was full of exciting activities for Defence students and friends! The term started with a heartfelt and unique ANZAC Commemoration organised by Sharyn Quirk. Major General Michael Crane gave a thought provoking address. Lucy Sugarman provided a moving rendition of Only Nineteen and Lydia Milosavljevic gave an inspirational rendition of Advance Australia Fair. The commemoration was complemented by a Cataflaque Party from Australia’s Federation Guard and a Bugler playing the Last Post and Rouse. Kylie Bayada and the

chamber ensemble also provided beautiful, peaceful music throughout the ceremony. The commemoration came to an end with students placing poppies on the cross. Overall it was a moving and memorable ceremony to commemorate ANZAC Day. Year 7 and 8 defence students from St Clares, Gold Creek and Amaroo were involved in an adventure filled integration day at Birrigai in Tidbinbilla. Students experienced low ropes, flying fox, vertical playpen and a team rescue challenge. Each activity required groups to cooperate, encourage others and most of all have fun!

All Year levels had a separate pizza lunch, with Year 7 and 8 being joined by St Edmunds students. It was great for all students to have an informal catch up with each other and enjoy pizza and drinks in the sunshine on Clare Lawn! In Term 3, there will be many activities available for defence students and friends including the following: Floriade Gnome Competition run by Rotary Club of Canberra East; Battle for Australia Ceremony at the War Memorial; Legacy fundraising; Year 11 and 12 Lunch; Year 9 and 10 mini golf; Year 7 and 8 BBQ at St Edmunds, games lunch on Tuesdays and poppy making on Thursdays. It was a wonderful, eventful Term 2 and I look forward to all Term 3 has to offer! Sarah Huntly Defence Transition Mentor

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World of Maths Day Numeracy is a compulsory component of our curriculum, and to make numeracy fun and relevant to our students, the Maths department arranged for the World of Maths Roadshow to visit the College. The World of Maths Roadshow is an ideal opportunity for students to see how maths is applied to real life situations. More importantly, students were engaged in hands-on activities that catered for all ability levels and probed their problem solving skills. It was a highly engaging session which showed the children that Maths can be fun! Helen Steel Faculty Assistant Coordinator Mathematics

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Interpreting Mathematics Grade Information

To assist in understanding the grade information in Mathematics in the coming reporting session, please read the following prior to reading the Mathematics report.

Years 7 to 9 This semester the grade stated at the top of the report is the grade awarded across the entire year group, similar to a NAPLAN result. A ‘C’ grade indicates the student is ‘At Standard” for the Australian Curriculum assessed. The outcomes, however, are awarded at the level at which the student has studied Mathematics. The level is decided by the pace at which the content of the course has been delivered. At the end of the report outcomes you will find a

statement which reads: “The grade awarded at this level is indicated by . .”. This sentence indicates the grade awarded at the level studied. This grade may differ from the grade awarded across the year group.

Years 10 and 10A In Year 10, Level 1(10A) the grade is awarded within that level only. In Year 10, Levels 2 and 3 this semester, the grade stated at the top of the report is the grade awarded across both these levels, similar to a NAPLAN result. At the end of the report outcomes you will find a statement which reads: “The grade awarded at this level is indicated by . .”. This sentence indicates the grade awarded at the level studied. This grade may differ from the grade awarded across Levels 2 and 3 in the year group.

Senior Courses in 2018 For students enrolling in Mathematics courses in Year 11, 2018 at St Clare’s, the enrolment advice given in the Faculty Handbook refers directly to the grade awarded in either Yr 10A or the grade awarded across Levels 2 and 3 in Year 10 ( i.e. the grade at the top of the report) and not to the grade awarded at the level of study. Year 11 students for 2018 are advised to check that they are enrolled in the appropriate Mathematics course as per the prerequisites stated in the enrolment advice in the Faculty Handbook, available on the College’s website. This is of particular importance in 2018 for Year 11, as the Australian Curriculum Senior Mathematics courses have now been implemented at St Clare’s since 2016. Julie Rasmus Faculty Coordinator - Mathematics

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The Clock Project

Design and Technology for Years 7 and 8 Our project over Semester 1 in Design and Technology was to create a clock. Having the one project over the semester was great because it gave us more time to complete our task carefully and focus completely on the quality and intricacy of our designs. During the unit we were taught how to accurately draw and sketch a design. We also learned how to produce our design from paper, to wood and acrylic, through various cutting and shaping exercises. Some tools and machines we used were: the scroll saw, the sander, files and interestingly toothpaste! It was amazing to see the design you pictured come to life, and even more so, to create the finished product yourself. Laura Spelic Year 8

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Wearable Electronics In Year 7 and 8 Textile Technology students are now exploring the new and exciting possibilities of wearable electronics and the impact of technology on Fashion Design They explored the constraints and possibilities of these new technologies using small devices known as Codebugs. Using the codebug website students learned how to program the bug so that the LED lights would flash in varying sequences. After we all learnt to write our name by coding and saw this flashing across the screen, students engaged in high level of experimentation to create different codes which resulted in lights that mimicked a blinking eye, a flashing red nose and even changing facial expressions. Then came the textile design part. Using fabric students created a ‘costume’ to go with their code in the form of a wearable badge. The results were highly creative and demonstrated a wide variety of different ideas. Pip Masterman Faculty Coordinator - Technologies

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ACT National Training Awards VET Student of the Year Finalist

Alycia Bencic from Year 12, was nominated for the ACT National Training Awards in the category of VET Student of the Year. This award is sponsored by the ACT Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate. To be nominated for this award, Alycia was required to be currently undertaking a Certificate II qualification and have a strong understanding of the benefits of vocational education as a training pathway. She was required to submit an application addressing a set criteria to justify her commitment and understanding of vocational education and how she was going to use this skills in her future career. Alycia is a strong candidate for this category as she has undertaken many vocational courses whilst at the College. She has successfully achieved a number of qualifications such as her Certificate I in Hospitality as well as Business and she is currently undertaking Certificate II and III in

Hospitality and Certificate II in Early Childhood Education and Care. She has proven herself a strong advocate for vocational training within the College, through her voluntary attendance at various College events such as St Clare’s Open Evening and St Clare’s Try a Day. Alycia participated in several culinary competitions during 2016. She was awarded a silver medal for the Culinary Competition and her team was awarded winner of the Teen Chef Competition in 2016. Alycia has been successful in her application and she is a finalist for the 2017 ACT National Training Awards. This is no small feat as Alycia has been selected as a finalist against professionals who are currently undertaking their apprenticeships in various fields. We wish Alycia all the best of luck with her finalist interview. Award recipients will be announced on 31 August at a presentation event. Monique Nutt Teacher

Mum’s Homemade Sausage Rolls Ingredients

500g of beef sausage mince 1 egg 1 bread crust ¼ cup of tasty cheese A handful of baby spinach (optional) 1 tomato (optional) 1 onion 4 sheets of puff pastry Egg wash for pastry

Method

1. Pre-heat oven at 200oC. 2. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor.

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3. Cut pastry sheets in half, length ways. 4. Spread two heaped tablespoons of sausage mixture down the left side of the pastry rectangle. Brush the other side with egg wash and do this with the remaining pastry sheets. 5. To roll the sausage rolls, roll from the mince side over and tuck the pastry under the egg wash side. 6. Cut the rolls into three even pieces. 7. Place onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Brush the tops of the rolls with remaining egg wash. 8. Cook in the oven for approximately 20 minutes or until golden. Ella Hickey Year 10


Food Styling In Year 7 Food Technology classes the students have been learning about the tools and techniques involved in food styling. Food styling is defined as the art of arranging food so that it looks tasty and fresh with the intent of the food being photographed. What you see in the magazines are not always what you think it is. Did you know that shaving cream is quite often used instead of cream, as cream will melt under the lighting required for photography. Have you ever wondered why a cappuccino looks so amazing in the magazines? Quite often for a photograph, a cappuccino is painstakingly built with piped soap foam “bubbles” that stay round. Students had an opportunity to ‘food style’ their own product for a magazine article. They experimented with hairspray to make the food look glossy and shiny and shaving cream to create the appearance of cream and the use of cardboard to make a pancake stack look even. As you can see from the photos, the food looks amazing but is most definitely not edible. Monique Nutt Teacher

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Sister Mary Goretti

On 19 June, the College Leaders and House Captains were privileged to have morning tea with Sister Mary Goretti from Uganda and Cathy Ransom, Director of Catholic Missions for Canberra/Goulburn. Sister Mary oversees St Luke’s Bujuni Health Centre in Uganda which works with mothers and babies. In partnership with Catholic Mission, the sisters and medical professionals are aiming to improve the healthcare facility with the addition of much needed medical equipment. The Kipara and Wirana Houses have chosen Catholic Mission as their charity this year, with all funds raised going to the centre in Ugandan. It was incredible to hear Sister Mary’s stories and be able to more fully understand the significance of our donations. The leadership team is aiming to raise enough money to purchase an incubator machine, which could help save the lives of many newborn babies. Lily Sarah Year 12

St Clare’s Alumni

When you graduate from St Clare’s College you become a lifelong member of our alumni community.

St Clare’s alumni are spread throughout the world, making a significant impact in their fields of expertise and within the community. To celebrate our community we would be interested in finding out what past students have achieved. We are hoping to include a new section in Tidings titled ‘Inspirational Women’ and we would like to hear from any past students that would like to be featured in Tidings. If you are interested in contributing please provide an article (200-300 words) and a current photo to media@stcc.act.edu.au

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Harry Potter Trivia in the Library

Monday 26 June marked 20 years since the iconic Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published. To celebrate, the library hosted a Harry Potter trivia competition at lunchtime. Eleven tables entered and the competition was tough, with the winning team scoring an amazing 40 out of 40, just beating second place by half a mark. St Clare’s certainly has its fair share of Harry Potter experts! The fun continued in the library all week with lunchtime screenings of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter themed activities and blog posts. Renee Jones Year 9 Coordinator

A Quidditch Quest On Wednesday 7 June, with poles instead of broomsticks, the very first Quidditch Games came to St Clare’s. The students learnt the “muggle” version of the game from the ANU Owls Quidditch Team, who donated their time and equipment. The game uses elements of football, dodgeball and tag. There are seven players on each team, five balls and six goal hoops. Each match begins with the referee shouting “brooms up!” and finishes when the “snitch” has been caught. The games were officially opened by Matthew Napier, ambassador for Caritas Australia. Matthew will be walking the length of Namibia to raise awareness of global poverty. The students participating and watching the games donated to Caritas to help fight global poverty. The students thoroughly enjoyed the games, some even saying it fulfilled their dreams. Lily Sarah Year 12

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Bill Turner Trophy

Round 4: St Clare’s vs Moruya High School

St Clare’s College 8 defeated Moruya High School 1 Goals: Briana Maguire 2, Ellen Brown 2, Alex McKenzie 2, Julia Bassett and Maddison Mertz St Clare’s put on yet another razzle dazzle display of attacking football to claim the Southern NSW/ACT Regional title with an impressive 8-1 victory over longtime rivals Moruya High School. In doing so the team became only the second St Clare’s team to reach the last 32 of this prestigious 600 plus school competition and will face a four team play off in Albury on 2 - 3 August for the right to progress to the quarter finals. With ninety five percent of territory in the first ten minutes it came as no surprise when Briana Maguire coolly placed a right foot shot on the break past the Moruya’ keeper for the opener. Not satisfied with that Briana then had time to pick her spot from a loose ball scramble three minutes later to double the lead. Maddsion Mertz was next to cash in, slotting home from close range after some great work by Julia Bassett down the left. As the pressure continued to mount on the Moruya back half Alex McKenzie was given way too much

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time and space before unleashing a super shot from the edge of the penalty box to make it four nil. Whilst the goals flowed up front so did the confidence, poise and silky combination of the back four. Captain Ellen Brown called the shots, ably supported with precision passing and rebound play from Leah Geale and Piper Webb. Lillian Geale’s excellent availability and support play from goal meant the team essentially had an extra defender when playing the ball out from the back. Abbie Maguire kept creating space and beating players at will to release those in front of her and set up goal scoring options. Caitlin Listar’s midfield work was eyecatching, her pace pivotal in winning many 50/50 possessions. The second half started much as the game had left off with Alex bagging a second courtesy of some goalie help before Julia Bassett, who had been constantly threatening down the left, got on the scoresheet, splitting the ‘keeper and the near post with a precision finish on the angle. Throughout this time Lily Pichelmann had ramped up the midfield energy with impressive second and third efforts whilst Ninawane Kippaya was

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screaming down the right touch line with ball at feet on a regular basis. One of Nina’s charges was then rebounded by the Moruya defence to be picked up by Ellen close to forty metres from goal. Spotting the ‘keeper well off her line in response to the previous attack, she struck a sublime floating shot over the ‘keeper and into the back of the net for Goal of the Year contender. Ellen then doubled up from eighteen metres on the angle with another crisp drive five minutes later to finish off the St Clare’s scoring. Almost from the kick off Moruya scored their solitary goal after some tidy play saw the ball push forward resulting in a clever and well placed finish past the advancing ‘keeper. With the match being a Regional Final the competition Area Manager was in attendance. As is the case from this point of the competition onwards Best on Ground votes are awarded by independent judges. Abigail Maguire was named as match MVP with Alex McKenzie and Caitlin Listar picking up the minor votes. David Garrity Teacher


In the Headlines

Contributions are greatly received for any updates on student activities. Content and images can be sent to media@stcc.act.edu.au

Lucy in the Grand Final of The Voice

Judo Nationals

Congratulations to Bethany Cramp (Year 8) on her recent win at the Australian Judo Nationals, held at the Gold Coast. Bethany represented the ACT in the senior girls under 40kg division. Photo from The Voice Facebook Page

On Sunday 2 July the winner of The Voice 2017 will be crowned and we are all hoping it will be Year 11’s Lucy Sugerman. The decision will be up to the Australian public and we are encouraging all of the St Clare’s community to vote for Lucy during the show using The Voice app.

Rainbow Dance Competition

As Seal said to Lucy after her performance of Skinny Love last Sunday “You are destined to be a star and we are all just along for the ride.”

Vinnies CEO Sleepout Hannah Kilpatrick-Ware (Year 7), Alyse Canton (Year 8), Mai Canton (Year 7) and Maddison Chan (Year 7) have all been invited to dance in New York City after winning their dance categories at the Rainbow Dance Competition in Canberra. Congratulations to all the girls who competed.

On Thursday 22 June Principal Brad Cooney braved the cold and slept out to help fight homelessness. Mr Cooney wishes to thank the St Clare’s Community for their support in raising a total of $3,680 to help support those in Canberra who are homeless.

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ACT Cross Country

Tuesday Night Volleyball Congratulations to our Year 8 - 10 Volleyball teams who won the Tuesday Night Women’s Juniors ACT Volleyball Autumn Competition and came third in the Tuesday Night Volleyball B Grade Competition.

ACT Netball

At the ACT Cross Country Carnival Emma Dunn (Year 9) placed first and Jordynne Rauter (Year 8) placed second in the 14 year old division. Olivia O’Donnell (Year 12) also placed second in her division. Congratulations to all those who competed.

Congratulations to Lauren Thomas (Year 9) who has secured a place in the ACT Netball Academy Emerging Talented Athlete Program. Congratulations to the following students who have been selected in the 2017 Netball ACT Develop a Diamond Academy Program. Caitlin Bull (Year 9), Lilly O’Brien (Year 9), Alyssa Seden (Year 9), Harriet Sharp (Year 8) and Emma Thomson (Year 8).

Update to Koohaburra Bus Service

There has been an update to the times around the number 97 (Kookaburra) bus service commencing Monday 17 July. The #97 bus will still be operating as a trial service and will remain as such until the end of the school year. There has been a timing change from the departure times for the service from the Yass Interchange. The changes are as follows:

Origin

Pickup

Yass Depot (Rossi St)

7.05 am

Yass Interchange

7.08 am

Murrumbateman Village

7.20 am

Murrumbateman Winery

7.30 am

Destination Canberra Grammar School campuses, St Edmund’s and St Clare’s College

Barton Hwy before Briarwood Lane 7.40 am For further information visit www.transboarder.com.au or call 6299 3722

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Upcoming Events

12 to 16 July AIS Areana

22 - 23 July AIS Areana

Watch the Volleyroos play in the Asian Qualification Tournament in Canberra for the 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championships.

Cheer on the Women’s Volleyroos in the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix Group 3 Finals

Tickets available at the door or through Eventopia.

Tickets available at the door or through Eventopia.

Questacon Mid-Winter Nights Our friends at Questacon have an awesome evening program running from Thursday 6 July to Sunday 9 July from 5.30 pm to 9 pm. There will be loads of activities on offer at Mid-Winter Nights @Questacon including: tasty food, winter crafts, stargazing and spectacular science shows along with their eight action packed galleries! Admission is discounted ($15 adults, $10 children and $40 family) and you can book tickets in advance or purchase on the door. questacon.edu.au/visiting/whatson/mid-winter-nights

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Upcoming Events Sunday 9 July - The Scot’s Race at Perisher Monday 17 July - Term 3 Commences Monday 17 July - Year 7 Immunisation Monday 17 to Friday 21 July - NAIDOC Week Wednesday 19 July - Term 3 Assembly Wednesday 19 July - Year 10 Subject Selection Interviews Friday 21 July - NAIDOC Mass Tuesday 25 July - Brainstorm Productions for Year 8 and 10 Wednesday 26 July - Term 3 Junior Award Ceremony Thursday 27 and Friday 28 - Year 9 to 12 Dance Excursion

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