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Edition 8 28 July 2017

Principal’s Message Welcome to Term 3 and I hope that all students and their families had an opportunity to have a restful holiday. As Semester 1 results and reports have been received during the break I trust that this time has been an opportunity for rest, reflection and goal setting for the girls and I hope that each student will have a productive and successful second semester.

Congratulations to those students who have been acknowledged with either Academic or Endeavour Awards at our recent awards ceremonies. I trust that students will be inspired to continue to put their best foot forward and make the most of their learning opportunities in Semester 2. Last week we celebrated NAIDOC Week across the Archdiocese and Caroline Blackshaw facilitated a number of activities throughout the week. The St Clare’s community was well represented at the annual NAIDOC Mass held at St Christopher’s Cathedral on Friday 21 July. The NAIDOC Mass was a wonderful celebration of the unique and essential role that indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

In this edition Principal’s Message

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history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

Position Vacant

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Student Diary Reminder

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Our Year 10 students participated in subject selection interviews in preparation for commencing their senior studies next year. I am grateful to Sharyn Quirk, Kym Darmody, Lisa Summerville, Natasha Milde, Manette Johnson and Stephanie Campbell for undertaking the subject selection interviews with our Year 10 students and their families.

College Captain’s Address

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Food Deliveries at School

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Awards Ceremony

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander News

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Brainstorm Productions

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2017 Titration Competition

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On Friday 4 August the College will celebrate St Clare’s Day. Our celebrations will include a Mass in the College Gymnasium followed by various activities, stalls and events on the College Oval. The theme for the Mass, which will be celebrated by Monsignor John Woods, is “Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” - Psalms 119:105. Parents are most welcome to participate in the Mass with the College community if they wish. The girls come to school in their College uniform but after Mass they change into casual clothes or they can wear fancy dress to celebrate this year’s chosen theme – “Lights, Camera, Action”. Each year there are some wonderful costumes worn by the staff and students for this part of the day.

Year 12 - Digital Careers

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Semester Two in the Arts

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The Poisoned Sea

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Unrequited: Rehearsals with Sally Whitwell

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Senior Q and A Event

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Snowsports

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Inspirational Women

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In the Headlines

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School TV

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Health Alert

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Upcoming Events

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Notices

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Bus Route Changes

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I welcome new staff members to St Clare’s who have begun since the holidays. They include: }}

Linda Ye (Mathematics),

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Christa McCarthy (School Counsellor).

Best Wishes Brad Cooney Principal

Position Vacant

Parent Representative on College Board The St Clare’s College Board would like to acknowledge the contributions made by Mrs Alison Burt to the College Board and other committees over the last two and a half years. Mrs Burt is stepping down from the Board due to work commitments therefore we have a vacancy for a new Board member. Expressions of interest are being called for from the College Community for a new parent representative. The successful applicant would need to be able to commit to two Board meetings a term. For a copy of the Board Constitution and criteria for membership please contact Lynore Clarkson on Lynore.clarkson@stcc.act.edu.au

Student Diary Reminder This year the College adopted a new diary from the Learning Curve Company. The diary is part of an overall program designed to nurture students holistically. Consequently, it is being used as the foundation of the College pastoral program in 2017. It is compulsory that all students use their diary to record homework, assessment and other important College information.

Students complete weekly activities on set topics in their diary and devise two weekly goals that align with the weekly focus. Students then reflect on how they have progressed with the goals at the end of each week. Parents are able to access information regarding the weekly focus for students via the link on the College website. I encourage you to take the time to view the Learning Curve information regularly and discuss the weekly focus topic with your daughter, and share your own life experiences with the various topics that are covered. Lisa Summerville Dean of Students (Senior)

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College Captain’s Address However, with St Clare’s College, this is not the case. Miles Kington, a British journalist once said: “knowledge is knowing that tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” As such, at St Clare’s we believe that wisdom does not only pertain to ‘book-smarts’, but is also the quality of having experience, good judgement and understanding that continues to develop with us. Through the incredible opportunities and support that St Clare’s provides, we can seek wisdom across multiple spheres - academic, spiritual, physical and emotional.

Hello and welcome back to St Clare’s College for Semester 2! I sincerely hope that everyone had an enjoyable and restful break, and that we are all ready for the incredibly exciting weeks ahead. Seek Wisdom is familiar to all within the St Clare’s community as the College’s motto. Wisdom has too often become synonymous with intelligence and bound by the parameters in schools of high-achieving academic students.

St Clare’s kicked off 2017 with a bang! The College hosted a multitude of events, ranging from the 2017 launch of Caritas Project Compassion to a school-wide Ban the Bins Day, where the school raised awareness to how much waste is produced per day. Four St Clare’s Houses also ran their incredibly successful Charity Days for L’Arche and Karinya House. The two days saw the entire school enjoying bake sales, talent shows, volunteering, and cheering on their leadership team in Netball games with other Canberra Colleges. Every student

of St Clare’s College should be commended for their outstanding participation in these events, as they truly dived head first into being active members of the broader Canberra community. Semester 1 also saw the students donning their House colours and cheering until their throats ran dry during the Athletic and Swimming Carnivals. The St Clare’s girls ran, jumped, threw, tugged and swam until the victorious houses were ultimately announced. A huge congratulation to the girls that went on to qualify for the next-level competition, ASC. Year after year, these carnivals never fail to invoke unrivalled House spirit, and the House cheers echoed down the halls for weeks afterwards. The Leadership Team is well underway with planning amazing events for the final Semester of 2017, and we cannot wait to see the zest and spirit that every St Clare’s girl will add! Megan Phipps College Captain

Food Deliveries at School

Please be aware that no student has permission to get food delivered to the school for any reason. Food delivery at school is problematic for a number of reasons. Delivery drivers have entered the school grounds without permission. This poses a significant potential danger to students. We do our best to educate you about healthy eating choices that support your growth and your learning. Allowing students to consume high sugar content take away food (pizza, McDonald’s etc) during the school day does not positively support your education. Students are either to bring their own food from home or utilise the school canteen. Senior students are able to sign out at designated times if they wish to leave the school grounds to purchase food but are asked not to bring take-away food back with them onto the school grounds or purchase food for Junior students. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this directive then please do not hesitate to contact me. Bridget Bandle Assistant Principal Pastoral Care

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Awards Ceremony

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Academic Award Recipients

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander News NAIDOC Week On 17 -21 July 2017 we celebrated NAIDOC Week with various lunchtime activities. These activities included watching the movie Jedda, this 1955 movie is significant as it portrays an Aboriginal woman caught between two cultures. On Thursday we enjoyed lunch with all the Aboriginal students and their friends. Friday culminated with our participation in the NAIDOC Mass. St Clare’s students, Abbey, Saffron, Shania, Halle, Sienna, Ellie and Zoe led the Gospel Procession. Canwen and Kristine assisted as altar servers. The theme of the Mass was Our Languages Matter. The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages has been the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017. The 2017 theme - aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song. Saint Valentine saw the Holy Spirit descending at Pentecost- the fiery tongues of fire represented three things: 1. Language- it enabled everyone to speak eloquently. 2. Warmth- it represents love 3. Light- symbolises wisdom When we learn language then we can understand culture and the language of our faith. Source : Australian Government, 2017, http://www.naidoc.org.au/2017-national-naidoc-theme

Caroline Blackshaw Aboriginal Contact Teacher

Photos thanks to the Catholic Education- Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn

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Island Dreaming On Thursday 27 July the Aboriginal students attended St Edmund’s College to view Island Dreaming. Led by Phil Geia, students learnt the history and culture of Palm Island, including its beauty and dark history as a penal settlement and place of conflict. Phil then provided demonstrations in the boomerang and didgeridoo and later students participated in the shake-a leg dance. It was great to be invited to this event, Phil’s humour, explanation of his people’s past, added to his mastery of musical instruments was highly entertaining. Caroline Blackshaw Aboriginal Contact Teacher

Brainstorm Productions

On Tuesday 25 July Brainstorm Productions put on two performances, “Wired” for Year 10 and “Cyberia” for Year 8. The performances addressed cyber bullying in schools and how to improve student mental health and wellbeing. In consultation with IT, education and mental health experts, the Brainstorm Productions creative team have woven together true stories of Gen Y/Z’s internet experiences. It poses questions about how the digital age is affecting our brains, our humanity and our future. Kathy Kinnane Year 8 Coordinator

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2017 Titration Competition On a cool evening in July, six St Clare’s students walked into the ANU Chemistry Building with one goal – to titrate.

The annual titration competition sees the keenest of chemistry beans emerge out of the woodworks and into the bright lights of tertiary chemistry labs. The students have a set period of time to work within their team to determine the concentration of unknown substances within a set time limit. Tensions run high as the difference of one drop of acid can be the difference between success and failure, obscurity and glory, hope and despair. Despite all this, the girls had an excellent time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, Ingrid Stroud remarked, “That was actually a lot more fun than I thought it would be” and her teammates, Grace D’Amico and Sarah Kelly were ready to go for round two. Lily Sarah, Jaslin O’Connell and Hannah Lukowski just let their flushed cheeks and grins speak for themselves. An excellent evening was had and all students across Canberra had the chance to mingle over pizza and talk science. A big thank you must go to the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the ANU Research School of Chemistry for making the night possible. Avril Baker Science Teacher

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Yr 12 – Digital Careers On Wednesday 26 July, Year 12 students had the opportunity to attend a session to learn about apprenticeships and cadetships in ICT offered by the Australian Government. Our guest speaker, Michelle Norris, brought along one of her apprentices, Courtney Uhle, who was an ex-St Clare’s student. Michelle led an informative and vibrant discussion on how course expenses can be paid for and how to work on real projects whilst on the apprenticeship program. Given Michelle’s vast experience, having worked in six different Federal Departments, she was happy to answer questions about the application process, provide tips on what makes a stand out CV and things that will send up a flag to have an application rejected!

Courtney spoke about her passion for learning new skills, the fun of meeting and working with new colleagues and the opportunities ahead of her. She explained that once you have been successful with your application you go through a second round of interviews to speak to all the different agencies that are available for work placements.

The cadetships were aimed at students interested in studying part time ICT related courses at university. You are also able to work a few days a week and have a position with the Federal Government. While the government doesn’t pay for your course, they do pay $800 per unit you complete at university as part of this program.

applications for these positions. She emphasized that most government agencies want women and there are a record number of apprenticeships being offered next year! So our students already have a distinct advantage. Prior ICT studies are not necessary. Posters and flyers are outside Mrs Melis’ office, go to facebook/ ictentrylevel or try www.australia. gov.au/ictentrylevel for more details. Applications close 4 August for the apprenticeships and 11 August for the cadetships. Let’s hope we can invite our present Y12 girls back to be guest speakers this time next year! Lisa Melis Year 12 Coordinator

Michelle reassured the girls that it was passion about learning, and not work experience, that was the key characteristic she looks for in

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Semester Two in the Arts

The first half of 2017 saw some wonderful Arts events taking place at St Clare’s.

This semester, students once again will be displaying or performing their work. Events such as Drama, Music and Dance performances, an end of year Art and Design exhibition and the Unrequited Musical Theatre Project performance evenings will occur. Planning is under way for a possible a Senior Visual Art and Photography camp and this opportunity will allow students to experience in depth and intensive art making over a few days. Towards the end of the year, students across Visual Art, Photography and Media, (as well as Design) will be invited to display their work in the 2017 Art & Design Exhibition. Senior Dance, Drama and Music students will soon be road tripping to Sydney to experience and evaluate the award winning musical Kinky Boots, some junior Dance students will be attending the QL2 Dance performance at the Canberra Theatre this week, and late in

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Term 3, Dance students in Year 9-12 will perform as part of the Canberra Dance Festival. Semester One saw the start of the Unrequited Musical Theatre Project with performers being cast and rehearsals now well under way. Over the next few months, students in performance and production roles will be busily rehearsing, dancers choreographing and the technical crew learning new skills. This project is based on students taking initiative and charge of certain areas of performance and production so they can not only experience the joy of being involved in a musical but learn throughout the process. Performances will take place on 1, 2 and 3 of November. The Year 11 & 12 Drama class, as part of a major assessment task, have formed their own theatre company, Kaleidoscope Productions, and are producing and acting in the One Act Absurdist Play, A Little Box of Oblivion by Stephen Bean. The production will take place in Week 9 this term. The end of Semester Drama performance evenings for Year 7-10 Drama students will also take place. Please check the school calendar for these dates.

“Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” Psalms 119:105

Year 11 & 12 Music students will be performing their work towards the end of the semester in an evening of fine music and the Combined St Clare’s and St Edmund’s Band will also be performing this semester on a range of dates. They are looking forward to the Band Camp early in Term 4 and following on from this will perform in the fantastic annual Big Band Bash. The St Clare’s College Chorale continues with weekly rehearsals and preparation for future performances. It’s wonderful to hear their exquisite singing in the hallways on Thursday afternoons! The String Quartet also continue practising and they will be performing as part of the Big Band Bash evening. The students at St Clare’s are truly devoted, passionate, practitioners and advocates of the Arts! We are very grateful to all the teachers and students who commit to enjoying and exploring the wide range of activities on offer and we are excited about sharing these with you over the next semester. Please check the school calendar for all dates. Vanessa Johnson Faculty Coordinator Arts & Languages


The Poisoned Sea

Dance students attended the performance of Quantum Leap’s latest Dance production of The Poisoned Sea, which was about the destruction of the environment. This production is an excellent opportunity for our students to view young people performing contemporary dance with a serious message. Quantum Leap is an auditioned youth dance ensemble and it should be mentioned that Eliza Cavanagh Hayes was one of the performers and had the opportunity to work with professional choreographers. Kylie Bayada Teacher

Unrequited: Rehearsals with Sally Whitwell

On Wednesday 26 July the Unrequited cast was lucky enough to have Sally Whitwell attend the rehearsals. Sally is an ARIA award winning musician and composer and wrote the music and lyrics for the musical. It was an invaluable experience for the cast to have her provide her feedback and gain insight into her vision for Unrequited. Vanessa Johnson Faculty Coordinator Arts & Languages

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Senior Q and A Event The senior SRCs have organised a question and answer session for senior students on the topic of Life After School. The event will be happening during PC 1 (11.55 am 12:35 pm) in Week 4 (Wednesday 9 August) in the College Hall. There will be a panel made up of a range of people who have had different experiences after school. Students will have the opportunity to ask the panel anything that they would like to know more about.

The SRC is calling for parents and friends of the school who would like to join the panel.

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What no one tells you about applying for jobs (during and after tertiary study)

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Gap year planning: different options (exchange, working full time, traveling, working at schools in UK, working as nanny)

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After tertiary study: post grad study, internships

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How to find your path when you don’t know what you want to do

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Managing social life/work/ study balance

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Youth allowance ins and outs

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Moving out of home, moving interstate

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Operating in a professional environment.

How the QandA will work: Very much like the tv show! Ahead of time, students will write down the question they would most like answered. The SRC will look at all the questions and identify the most popular. For example, if a lot of students want to know about gap year experiences, we will make sure a question is put to the panel about gap years. The 5 – 6 most popular questions will be put to the panel- the panel will know what the questions are ahead of time. If you would like to share your knowledge and experience, please contact SRC Facilitator, Stephanie Burns on stephanie.burns@stcc.act.edu.au Stephanie Burns Teacher and SRC Facilitator

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Snowsports It’s been a wonderful start to the season for the St Clare’s Snowsports team!

We had an excellent family weekend on the 16 to 18 June. We welcomed our new families and caught up and bonded with all the old team members. There wasn’t a lot of snow, but the team is always keen to get out on the mountains so we made the best of what we had and enjoyed every moment of it. Snow Camp was held from 22 - 24 June. We had a very early start on the Thursday morning meeting in Hume at 6am to get our gear organised ready to head straight up to Perisher. We had a great two days of ski and board racing lessons. The Perisher instructors gave us lots of excellent tips and tricks to get us ready and prepared for the big racing season. We also worked hard to achieve some of the Perisher badges. We all got the “Practice Makes Perfect” badge up at Blue Cow on the Early Starter chair on Friday morning before our Friday lesson. The team made individual goals for camp, to encourage each other to reach our goals throughout the season. Saturday was our team bonding day with a game of capture the flag, after skiing/boarding all the available lifts in Perisher. We have lots more training days ahead of our developing Snowsports team and can’t wait get up on the mountains and make our school proud! Bridget Job Year 12 Snowsports Captain

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Inspirational Women

Contributions are greatlly welcomed from past students. Send 300 words plus a current image to media@stcc.act.edu.au

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Class of Narelle Tudehope (nee Dobe) Narelle Tudehope (nee Dobe) graduated in 1967 at the age of 16. She was a part of the first intake of the school then known as Catholic Girls High Griffith. After graduating she attended Metropolitan Business College and joined the Public Service as a typist in the typing pool. In her career she became government representative travelling all over Australia (including Cocos and Norfolk Islands. She was meeting with locals and councils to discuss any problems they were having and answering their questions and concerns. In 1971 she married and had two daughters. One of her greatest achievements, other than the birth of her daughters, was to be a member of the team who won the Bicentennial Hot Air Balloon Challenge across Australia in 1988. She is now a Marriage Celebrant residing in the Gold Coast and her granddaughter, Grace Coulton is presently a student at St Clare’s College in Year 12.

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Class of Maria Smith (nee Turton) Maria Smith’s (nee Turton) six years at St Clare’s concluded in 1987. After that time she married and had three beautiful children. Maria has enjoyed much success in her career. When Maria left St Clare’s in Year 12 she was accepted into the ANU for a Communications Degree in Journalism however, she elected to take a gap year. After six weeks of leaving school she applied for a job with ANZ Bank and got it. She worked in Queanbeyan ANZ Bank for one year. She decided not to take up her studies with the ANU as she took up her dream job – a career in Radio with the then, 2CC. Four years on, Maria decided it was time for a change and after a few part-time jobs here and there in the gym industry (due to a little Chelsea baby in the picture) she accepted a job with a pharmacy franchise as a Marketing Director which she enjoyed for eight and a half years. In that time she gave birth to two more babies named Billie and Tom. Now Maria enjoys her position as Marketing Manager of the Marketplace Gungahlin which has recently undergone a $60 million redevelopment. She manages three major tenants - Woolworths, Big W and Kmart, and over 74 Specialty retailers and an additional 25 service based tenants (banks and other professional services). Her impending future is welcoming even more new retailers, such as Chemist Warehouse, Marketplace Medical Centre, Hot Wok and Oscy’s burgers. The Class of ‘87 is to enjoy its 30 year reunion in October which Maria can’t wait to attend. Maria feels that she was privileged to be part of an exceptional year of personalities.

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Class of Eileen Hoggett (nee Moloney) Eileen Hoggett (nee Moloney) graduated from St Clare’s in 1989 and is the Aunt of current Year 8 student Lauren Moloney. While at St Clare’s, Eileen served as School Prefect and Wirana House Captain. She continued on to attend the University of Canberra to study Commerce and Accounting, graduating with a Bachelor of Accounting in 1992. Eileen started work as a graduate with KPMG, one of the world’s largest accounting firms, in early 1993 and has worked her way to the top achieving the level of Director on the KPMG National Board. Eileen became a partner with KPMG in 2005. Audit is her area of expertise with a portfolio including some of Australia’s largest companies along with multinational business giants. Eileen was a founding member of the International Women’s Forum where she is regularly called upon to speak at events about increasing female representation in leadership. Eileen has served as a board member of CatholicCare. She is currently a director of Alzheimer’s Australia. Eileen has a great fondness for her old school with many close friendships that continue to this day. She loves talking with her niece, Lauren about the school and how it has developed over the years. Eileen lives in Bondi Sydney with her husband and three children.

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Class of Casey Edwards

When former student Casey Edwards arrives at work each morning she has the unique privilege of participating in open heart surgery and the challenge of making life-or-death decisions for her patients. She believes that St Clare’s College set her firmly on the path to the career she enjoys today. Thanks to some dedicated teachers who invested their time and effort in creating opportunities for Casey, she developed a passion for science at St Clare’s that she never had before. She graduated from high school in 2010. Following a Bachelor of Medical Science at the ANU she began a rare internship to become a cardiac perfusionist at The Canberra Hospital. It took two more years of study, many late nights, sacrificed weekends and some serious character building. Now, Casey is now responsible for numerous life support systems in cardiac surgery and intensive care supporting some of the sickest patients in the hospital. She loves the fast-paced, dynamic nature of her job but most of all, the feeling that her skills make a real difference to the lives of sick Canberrans and their families. She also contributes to scientific research, which has recently taken her to the international stage. In June 2017 she was awarded the “Best New Presenter” in Europe for her work on haemoglobin measurement devices for cardiac surgery. Casey wishes to thank the St Clare’s community for the positive, formative years she spent there. She is passionate about the involvement of young women in STEM careers and hopes her story inspires students of today to continue working hard throughout their high school years because St Clare’s women are capable of truly amazing things!

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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

Handball

Commonwealth Youth Games

Congratulations to Amy Thomas (Year 11) who has been selected in the Australian Senior Womens European Handball team to play in an international tournament in Korea, from the 12-25 August.

Congratulations to Keely Small (Year 10) who represented Australia at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas. Keely finished 8th in the 1500m and 5th in the 800m.

Cross Country

Good luck to Sarah Ashleigh (Year 11) who is representing the school at the ACT at the School Sports Australian National Cross Country Championships in Hobart from 11 to 14 August.

AFL

Grace Egan (Year 9) is participating in the ACT 15 & Under Girls Australian Rules Football Team at the School Sports National Championships in Perth 22-29 July.

Special Olympics Basketball Team

Congratulations to former student Angela Braido (Class of 2013) who played in the ACT's Special Olympics Basketball team and has now been chosen to play in the National Special Olympic's team.

Netball

Congratulations to our Year 7/8, Year 9/10 and Year 11/12 netball teams who all placed second in the ASC Netball Competition on Tuesday 25 July.

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Oceania Championships During the holidays Grace Brennan (Year 12) competed at the Oceania Championships in Fiji. She won the gold medal in the U20 women's long jump. She also received a gold medal for the U20 women's 4x100 relay which was an Oceania record breaking time. Grace was also asked to be the Australian flag bearer. Congratulations Grace!

SchoolTV

This month’s on SchoolTV: Internet Addiction In today’s digital environment, the internet can be viewed as a valuable tool for education, research and entertainment. Young people today tend to go from one screen to another, but how much is too much? Time spent in the ‘screen world’ has parents concerned that their kids may be missing out on real life experiences. Therefore, it is vitally important to a child’s wellbeing for parents to regulate a child’s internet use.

Internet addiction can cause significant psychological and social problems for children in years to come. The true effects on future generations is not yet known, but there are strategies that parents can implement now. This month, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg discusses what causes internet addiction, who is most at risk and what parents can do to regulate the amount of time their kids spend online each day. We hope you enjoy reading this month’s edition and we always welcome your feedback. If you have any concerns about your child, please contact the school counsellor for further information. To find out more, go to http://stcc.act.schooltv.me/newsletter/internet-addiction

Health Alert

On Friday 28 July the school was notified that a Year 9 student has been diagnosed with whooping cough. Please visit goo.gl/4GpEqo to find the ACT Health Fact Sheet on whooping cough which will provide you with more information on the illness.

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Upcoming Events

Save the Date Grandparents Day Friday 15 September A day for Year 7 students to celebrate with their Grandparents or significant special person. Further details about the day will be sent out shortly.

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Lights Camera

ACTION St Clare’s Day: Friday 4 August What’s on:  St Clare’s Day Mass  Activities and food on the oval  St Clare’s Talent Show Dress: Come dressed in full school uniform ready for Mass. Dress up in the afternoon to the theme “Lights, Camera, Action!”

VIP Tickets: $20 Value for $15 Includes: Ride/Game, Hot Food, Drink, Showbag and a Treat Available Monday to Thursday of Week 3 from reception during morning tea and lunch or through Qkr! (If payment is made through Qkr! your VIP Ticket will be available for pick up on the day)

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Upcoming Events Monday 30 July to Friday 4 August - Donate Life Week Wednesday 2 August - Snowsports Meeting Thursday 3 August - Archdiocesan Netball Friday 4 August - St Clare’s Day - “Lights, Camera, Action!” Friday 4 August - Census ACT and NSW Monday 7 August - ASC Hockey Wednesday 9 August - Charity Day Thursday 10 August - Moderation Day Monday 14 to Friday 18 August - St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal Wednesday 16 August - Year 8 Reflection Day Thursday 17 August - RAP Meeting

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Daily notices are available on the montiors throughout the school.

Contact Us: P: 6260 9400 E: media@stcc.act.edu.au

Bus Route Changes The Intersection of Clift Crescent and Ashley Druve will be closed from Monday 31 July 2017. School services will be diverted via surrounding roads. The following routes will be affected:

St Clare’s College 1 McMillan Crescent Griffith ACT 2603

Morning: 502, 564, 650, 851

stcc.act.edu.au

Please visit transport.act.gov.au for more information.

Afternoon: 468, 530, 632, 687, 877

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