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Tidings Edition 13 3 December 2019

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Farewell Year 12

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Class of 2019 - Rising Stars

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VET and Careers

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Art and Photography End of Year Exhibition


Contents In this edition

©2019 St Clare’s College

Principal’s Message

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Farewell Year 12

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Class of 2019 - Rising Stars

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VET and Careers

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Art and Photography End of Year Exhibition

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SoSE Student Projects

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The Seeker Presentation Evening

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NASA Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex at Tidbinbilla

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Mathematics Competitions

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Youth Ministry Dinner

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Year 3 Reconciliation Retreat

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2020 Fee Schedule

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Inspirational Women

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In the Headlines

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Upcoming Events

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Principal’s Message As we draw towards the end of the school year I invite all parents/carers to celebrate our Years 7-11 Mass and Awards with us on Friday 13 December. It will be a great celebration and acknowledgement of our students’ achievements throughout the year. It has been a terrific year, in my opinion, and the students have enthusiastically engaged in the full range of activities available. The personalized learning plans and focus on project based learning used extensively this year have helped the students improve their academic learning. We had many students involved in extra-curricular opportunities. Their focus on community service, generosity in assisting those less fortunate and their volunteering all demonstrate their willingness to help others. Our liturgical theme of “Esther” has been a source of inspiration in their daily spiritual reflections. We are looking forward to a smooth start to 2020 at St Clare’s. The Maintenance Team and I are facing a busy summer preparing classrooms, organizing lockers and learning spaces for the new year. Our numbers for Year 7 are robust and we have created extra classes

due to demand for places at the College. It is lovely to know that St Clare’s reputation is strong in our community and that families are recommending the College to friends. Sunday 1 December marks the beginning of Advent this year. Advent is a time of waiting for the coming of the Christ-Child at Christmas and provides us an opportunity to reflect and renew ourselves. As we draw to the end of the school year it is also a time for us to reflect — is there something about ourselves that we need to focus upon and re-imagine? Advent offers to us an opportunity to have a good look at how we are journeying: In what direction are our lives headed? Is our path simply stretching off into the distance or is it going somewhere significant that indicates true purpose in our life. Like any deep human relationship, our Catholic faith, to be genuine, must have consequences — first in our private lives, but also in our public witness. If we really believe in the coming of a Messiah, our lives will reflect that in the way we treat our families, our friends and colleagues, the poor, the homeless and the suffering. It will be reflected in how we show gratitude to others for the richness that they bring to our lives.

“Perhaps you were born for a time such as this” Esther 4:14

As our Year 12 students transition beyond their school days, hopefully they will show gratitude to those who have held them high. Hopefully they will be grateful to God for their being and the unconditional love that God shows to each and every one of them. Grateful to their parents for the love, care, support and encouragement provided since they were born. To the other significant adults, the teachers, from the time they began their formal education for their schooling. No doubt they will cherish their classmates, for sharing the journey with each other through good times and the difficult times. So we bid the Year 12 students farewell and trust they will have fond memories of their time at the College and show gratitude for the lessons they learned at St Clare’s. Farewell to those students who are leaving us at the end of Year 10, some to move interstate or overseas and others who are pursuing different patterns of study. We wish you well at your new schools and hope that the transition is successful. Brad Cooney Principal

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Farewell Year 12

On Friday 15 November St Clare’s College officially said farewell to Year 12, 2019. Teachers and parents were invited to share breakfast with the students followed by the Year 12 final College Assembly. During the assembly Principal Brad Cooney addressed the students acknowledging their impact on the College community over the past six years. College Captain for 2020 Analise Greenhalgh congratulated and thanked the year group on behalf of the student body. 2019 College Captain Laura van der Linden addressed the students for the final time saying: “All the students at this school, have taught us that being a true St Clare’s girl means being the fullest version of ourselves. Our hearts are full as we say goodbye to St Clare’s and to all of you. We might be over schoolwork, over assignments, over orals and over exams but we are not over being a St Clare’s girl. This school has formed us

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and shaped us into fuller versions of ourselves and I know we will always be St Clare’s girls.” Ashley Tang, Arts and Culture Captain commented “St Clare’s College has offered me a holistic and invigorating journey, to grow and shape my identity as a determined young woman. The College has provided a wealth of knowledge and wisdom, enabling me to pursue my passion and connect directly with the school and wider community. I have been fortunate to encounter God through intimate experiences within the school setting, which has helped develop my spirituality. I am extremely grateful for the lifelong friendships I have made, and bonds I have developed with my teachers and mentors at the College, fostered by interpersonal and valuable learning experiences.”

another fantastic group of young ladies. We have finally come to the end of this important chapter in their lives and it has been a significant journey, one they should all be proud of. Over the years the encouragement to "Seek Wisdom" has been embraced by the cohort, in ways which encompassed academic achievements, social justice initiatives, sporting and performing arts opportunities, leadership and mentoring roles. The world is an ever changing place and our graduating class of 2019 are ready to face the challenges that life after school will bring.” In the upcoming weeks Year 12 will be taking their final exams. They will formally finish their time at the College with their Graduation Mass and Award Ceremony on Thursday 5 December, followed by a Formal Dinner on Friday 6 December.

Mrs Kym Darmody (Year Coordinator) has journeyed with the class of 2019 for the past six years, she says; “2019 sees us celebrating the graduation of

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Class of 2019 The St Clare's alumnae have made a great difference to those in the community near and far. We look forward to seeing what our class of 2019 will do in the years to come.

Angela Aggs Angela is planning on studying Midwifery at the University of Canberra.

Mackenzie Browne

Teagan plans to work full time and hopes to travel before focusing on long term career goals.

Isobel Brugeaud

Mackenzie is planning on studying a Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra.

Isobel plans on studying Cybersecurity at the University of Canberra while continuing her rowing at an elite level.

Cara Brugeaud

Elly Buddee

Cara is planning on going to University while working at her part-time job.

Elly is going to be studying a double degree in Nursing and Para-medicine.

Grace Carton Grace is hoping to begin studying a Bachelor of Arts in Education after working and traveling during her gap year.

Lucy Chandler Lucy plans to travel around Europe during her gap year. On her return she hopes to study Psychology and Music at the Australian National University.

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Teagan Arnold

Elena Catanzariti Elena will continue to work in youth ministry and plans to study a Bachelor in Occupational Therapy at University of Canberra. “I hope to grow in my faith and change some lives!”

Kiara Ciuffetelli Kiara is planning to study a Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design) at the University of Canberra.

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Sophia Cooney

Laura Dailly

Sophia plans to study Theology at the Australian Catholic University.

Laura hopes to study a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) at the University of Canberra.

Morgan Dimaano

Kathryn Diwell

Morgan plans on studying a Bachelor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Canberra.

Kathryn is planning on becoming a veterinary nurse by completing a Certificate IV in Vet Nursing.

Alexandra Edwards

Elizabeth Edwards

Alexandra plans to study a Bachelor of Science majoring in Medical Science at the University of Sydney.

Elizabeth has been accepted to undertake a Bachelor of Science at the Australian National University.

Sonia Emanuel Sonia plans on completing a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Languages at the Australian National University.

Maggie Farrell Maggie has been accepted into a gap year in the United Kingdom as a teacher’s assistant at an independent day school in Kent.

Amy Fisher Amy plans to study a Bachelor of Art and Design at the Australian National University.

“Perhaps you were born for a time such as this” Esther 4:14

Sofia Estanillo Next year Sofia plans to work in Spain and become an air hostess.

Tasneem Fatima Tasneem plans to study either Engineering and Business or Medicine at University.

Caitlin Fisher Caitlin plans to travel in a gap year and will be completing a Certificate III in Childhood Education and Care. She also plans on studying a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

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Class of 2019 Eliza Foot

Sona Gheevarghese

Eliza plans on studying a Bachelor of Nursing at the Australian Catholic University.

Sonia is planning on studying a double degree in Forensic and Justice Studies or a degree in Nursing.

Grace Gibson

Zarah Gloria

Grace plans are to study a Bachelor of Nursing. She would also like to start traveling and working.

Zarah plans to study Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of Canberra.

Grace Goodwin Grace will be completing Animal Studies at the Canberra Institute of Technology.

Michaela Guinan Michaela plans on studying a Bachelor of Social Work at ACU. During her studies she hopes to complete a years study abroad.

April Hand Ashleigh Hainsworth Ashleigh plans to start full time work next year.

Anna Harradine Anna is going to take a gap year to travel and work.

Sarah Hunt Sarah plans on getting a part-time job and travelling.

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April will be auditioning for the Disney International Program. She will also be completing her Advanced Diploma in Stage and Screen and will be an entry level actress.

Ella Hickey Ella plans to take a gap year to work and travel. She then hopes to study Primary School Teaching at ACU.

Mia Jamieson Thomson Mia hopes to be travelling and working with people that broaden her view on the world.

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Monique Jelfs-Smith Monique plans to travel back to Fiji and continue serving in Nausori Village. After which she will study at ACU through the Community Achiever Program.

Monique Jugovac Monique hopes to travel with both her family and friends, while also opening up career pathway to later begin studying a Bachelor of Animal Science.

Jessica Jugovac Jessica plans to study a Bachelor of Business Management at the University of Canberra while working part-time.

Tina Kambouris Tina is taking a gap year to work and to gain some experience in business management and accounting.

India Kelly

Madeleine Kelly

India plans to study a Bachelor of International Politics and Relations at the University of Canberra.

Madeleine plans to study International Relations and Politics at the Australian National University.

Sarah Kirk Sarah plans to work and travel, before going on to do a Bachelor of Arts at the Australian National University, majoring in Archaeology.

Bethwynn Lacey

Stephanie Lahey

Brooke Levay

Stephanie plans to study a Bachelor of Sports Science at the University of Canberra.

Brooke will be travelling during her gap year before studying Dentistry at Charles Sturt University.

Kathryn Liston

Matilda Mahar

Kathryn plans on studying a Bachelor of Engineering at ANU or UNSW ADFA.

For 2020, Matilda plans to travel then go onto University.

“Perhaps you were born for a time such as this� Esther 4:14

Bethwynn hopes to be studying a Bachelor of Psychology in 2020.

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Class of 2019 Cecilia Maher

Belinda Major

Cecilia plans on working full time and travelling. She hopes to eventually move to Sydney.

Belinda plans to work as an instructor at a US summer camp before travelling to Europe.

Vena Malae

Olivia McGovern

Vena plans to complete a Certificate III in Childcare Services.

Olivia plans to find a full time job and travel with friends.

Atka Mekki Atka plans to study a Bachelor of Politics and International Relations as well as a Bachelor of Law at the University of Canberra.

Maddison Mertz Maddision is having a gap year to work and travel before studying a Bachelor of Primary Education at the Australian Catholic University.

Liberty Mercer Liberty is expected to be accepted into the Australian Defence Force as an Army Intelligence Officer. She will compete in the United Arab Emirates for Australia in endurance horse riding.

Anna Mihalyka Anna plans on studying a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education at the University of Canberra.

Bridgette Mullamphy Shania Morgan Shania plans on working full time and travelling.

Cristina Munoz Cristina plans on studying a double degree in Science and Information Technology at the Australian National University.

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Bridgette hopes to be studying a Bachelor of Dance at ACA, VCA or WAAPA or a Bachelor of Design at ANU.

Jorja Nicholson Jorja hopes to be studying at Monash University in either a Bachelor of Engineering or a Bachelor of Commerce.

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Joanna O’Connell Joanna plans on traveling before joining the ACT Fire and Rescue Services.

Sophie O’Donnell Sophie plans on completing a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Secondary Education at the University of Canberra.

Emily Papp Emily will take a working gap year while completing a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Business Management. After which she plans on studying a Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies at UC.

Yolanda Patterson

Hannah Poyser

Casey Pratt

Hannah plans to have a gap year and travel with the NET Ministries Team and pursue a career in acting.

Casey plans on travelling for a few months before joining the Royal Australian Navy.

Macey Radburn Macey plans on travelling and then studying a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging).

Taylor Romanis Taylor will be travelling around Europe and then plans to start a degree in Business and Communications and Media at the University of Canberra.

Yolanda hopes to be studying a Bachelor in Paramedicine and Nursing at the Australian Catholic University.

Wafa Rasheed Wafa hopes to study a Bachelor of Medical Science at the Australian National University.

Palak Sanghotra Palak will be completing a Certificate III and IV in fitness. She also plans on studying aviation at Sydney Aviators.

Isabel Saunders Christine Sarji Christine plans on studying a Bachelor of Business at the University of Canberra.

“Perhaps you were born for a time such as this” Esther 4:14

Isabel has gained ownership of a company and throughout 2020 her plans are to continue to expand and grow her company across Canberra, with the long term goal to be a nationally recognised service.

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Class of 2019 Natarsha Savery

Ainsley Scrivener

Natarsha is hoping to go to the University of Canberra to complete a Bachelor of Environmental Studies.

Ainsley hopes to be studying a Bachelor of Primary Education at UC, while working towards being part of the Super W Brumbies 2020 Rugby team.

Charlie Shonk

Keely Small

Charlie plans on having a gap year and then going to University to study a Bachelor of Speech Pathology.

Keely plans on qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as well as studying a Bachelor of Science at the University of Canberra.

Emma Smith Emma hopes to study Law and Psychology at the University of Canberra. Before which she will take a gap year and extend her knowledge of Japanese language and culture.

Juliette Straughair Juliette will be living in America as an an au pair for a family in Washington D.C. She will spend some time travelling through Northern America and Europe.

Sheridan Stroud Sheridan plans to study a Bachelor of Visual Communication Design at the University of Canberra.

Ilaisaane Taione

Ashley Tang

Chloe Taunton

Ashley plans on studying a Bachelor of Pharmacy/ Science at the University of Sydney.

Chloe plans to study a double degree in Psychology and Criminology at the Australian National University.

Renae Thornton Renae will be working towards a Certificate III in Childcare Education and working full time in child care.

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Ilaisaane has a fulltime job in the Public Service Sector.

Kaitlyn Thrift Kaitlyn plans on studying a Bachelor of Arts at the Australian National University.

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Mia Tomlin

Lucinda Trotman

Mia plans on studying a double degree of Nursing and Paramedicine at the Australian Catholic University.

Lucinda plans to study a Double degree Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Communication & Media at the University of Canberra.

Amy Trotman Amy hopes to get into the University of Canberra to study a Bachelor in Nutrition, and then continue to do a Masters in Dietetics.

Laura van der Linden Next year Laura will be volunteering with the Youth Mission Team. After which she plans to study a double degree in Arts and Science at ANU.

Sierra Warnock Juliana Vidovic Juliana plans to study a Bachelor of Industrial Design at the University of Canberra.

Kelarnie Whalen

Sierra plans on studying a Bachelor of Science at ANU, majoring in chemistry and biology, before completing a Masters of Secondary Teaching.

Abbey Williams

Kelarnie plans on working and travelling next year.

Abbey plans on travelling and one day she hopes to move to Canada.

Emma Wright

Gian Yumul

Emma will be studying a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Canberra and hopes to travel in her holiday breaks.

Gian is planning on studying a double degree of Forensic Studies and Justice Studies.

Eliza Zarak Eliza plans to study Business and Finance at the ANU and travel in the breaks.

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VET and Careers Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are available in Years 10 – 12 and are interwoven into a number of faculties here at St Clare’s; SOSE – Certificate II in Business and Certificate II in Community Services, Religion – Certificate II in Active Volunteering and Technologies – Certificate I and II in Information, Design, Media and Technology, Certificate II in Fashion Design, Certificate I and II in Hospitality and Certificate II in Kitchen Operations. We are currently exploring other VET qualifications that we could offer here at St Clare’s College and I look forward to providing more information in the near future. Through these courses, students have the opportunity to gain nationally-recognised qualifications as well as receive ATAR points if they choose to. VET provides practical, workbased learning that provides the students the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to meet industry needs. It allows them to

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gain first-hand experiences into the reality of work and what it involves. Currently in Australia there are a number of reviews on VET, education and careers. The main issues that are being highlighted are employability skills, general capabilities and transition skills from school to further education and work. The South Australian Government identified in their report that VET qualifications were predicted to be favoured over university degrees in 42 out of 50 occupations forecast to see the most growth over the coming years (John Gardner MP, https://premier. sa.gov.au/news/vet-in-schoolsoverhaul-to-set-students-up-forcareer-success). The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) report on the skills young people will need for the future world of work have identified that in the past twenty five years, a revolution has been occurring in the way we work in Australia. In the Canon report ‘The future of education’, they labelled it ‘the Disruption Revolution’, just like the previous Information and Industrial Revolutions, all

aspects of life are being radically disrupted beyond our imaginations, fundamentally changing the way we live and work far faster than ever before. More than one million lowerskilled jobs in manufacturing, administration and labouring have been lost, however we have gained more than one million jobs in the knowledge and service industries. This change of innovation and automation sweeping through our workplaces has seen the need for young people to develop more enterprise skills (often called “generic”, “21st century” or “transferable” skills) which can be used across multiple roles and occupations. Recently, the OECD argued that “the increased rate of innovation across economies requires the workforce to possess both technical competence and ‘generic skills’ – problem solving, creativity, team work and communication skills” (https://www.fya.org.au/wpcontent/uploads/2016/04/TheNew-Basics_Update_Web.pdf).

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In the FYA’s report ‘The New Work Reality’ (https://www.fya.org.au/ wp-content/uploads/2018/06/ FYA_TheNewWorkReality_sml.pdf), it highlighted four factors that can accelerate the transition from full-time education to full-time work. These are; •

an education that builds enterprise skills;

being able to undertake relevant paid/unpaid work experience;

finding employment in a sector which is growing; and

an optimistic mindset.

Career exploration starts with selfdiscovery and creating a positive self-image. The goal should be to raise aspirations and remove gender-based career stereotypes. The fact is, that from an early age a child’s assumption about jobs for girls and boys are formed early and can often limit their own personal options. Longitudinal studies have shown that holding biased assumptions and having narrow aspirations can influence the academic effort children exert in certain lessons, the subjects they choose to study, and the jobs they end up pursuing. It is essential that parents be involved in starting conversations about careers and it can never be too early to counteract this.

As I highlighted earlier in Tidings Edition 6, there are many pathways to future careers and the decision is not easy and requires considerable thought. To help with this process, the College Careers website provides a wide variety of information

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and tools to help parents and students to make informed decisions about future subjects, careers and beyond school. Kai Mohell VET and Careers Coordinator

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Art and Photography End of Year Exhibition The annual Art and Photography End of Year Exhibition took place on Tuesday 12 November. The exhibition included work from Years 7-12 for Visual Arts and Years 9-12 for Photography. Works exhibited included photographic series addressing a chosen theme, still-life pastel drawings, artist books, painting, illustration and ceramics. It was fantastic to see so many students, friends and family come out to support the event and see the skills and creativity of arts students in an exhibition format. Congratulations go to all students who exhibited their work as well as to specific award recipients. Meredith Barnes Art and Languages Coordinator

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Exhibition Award Recipients: Year 7 Visual Art First Place

Elektra Dritsas

Second Place

Imogen Baggoley

Highly Commended Skyla Berkelmans Elektra Dritsas, Year 7

Eloise Prince, Year 8

Year 8 Visual Art First Place

Eloise Prince

Second Place

Grace Worley

Highly Commended Abbey Hanscombe Year 9 Visual Art First Place

Olivia Agostino

Second Place

Ryza Gloria

Highly Commended Venetia Goodall Year 9 Photography Olivia Agostino, Year 9

Olivia Kirkcaldie, Year 9

First Place

Olivia Kirkcaldie

Second Place

Naomi O’Keeffe

Highly Commended Wafa Saqib Highly Commended Lillian Bakker Year 10 Visual Art First Place

Eleanor Jenkins

Second Place

Jacqueline Di Fronzo

Year 10 Photography

Eleanor Jenkins, Year 10

Holly May, Year 10

First Place

Holly May

Second Place

Ella Blewitt

Highly Commended Alani Weston Senior Visual Art First Place

Bronte Grayston

Second Place

Jane Phelps

Highly Commended Clare Corson Highly Commended Marisa Navarro Senior Photography

Sheridan Stroud, Year 12

Bronte Grayston, Year 11

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First Place

Sheridan Stroud

Second Place

Ella Hickey

Highly Commended Jorja Field

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SoSE Student Projects This term in SoSE, students have been busy expressing their creativity and engaging in real-world and personally meaningful projects. In Year 7 History, students have been studying the ancient world. They were tasked with assembling an exhibition about a significant individual from ancient Greece, Egypt or Rome for the British Museum in London. Representations of rulers, generals, inventors, philosophers, and historians were made from clay, paper mache, cardboard and alfoil. In Year 9 History, students engaged in a project based learning initiative based on the impact World War I had on Australians. They framed inquiry questions and interpreted and analysed sources to use as evidence to answer their own inquiry questions. The finished products were impressive, ranging from poems, diaries, dioramas, models and story books. Wendy Maciejewski Assistant SoSE Coordinator

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Olivia Kirkcaldie Year 9 History Poem We’ve just got news Of a war up North England’s called us Aussies To head on August 4th They’ve put up posters everywhere I’m wondering Should I go? The man on the poster He looks so happy And he’s telling me so Alice’s telling me to stay here With her and our little babies My best mate John Smith is going Reckons he’ll get some ladies I waved goodbye to him As he boarded that fateful ship “See you when it’s done!” I shout And he went on his trip We’ve just got news Of a terrible event On April 25th So many soldiers, down they went I hope nothing’s happened to Smith They tell me, It was a poppy field

That they all lay in Their wounds will never be healed Thank God I ain’t one of them We’ve just got news A battle in north France So many Aussies died With no second chance Over 5000 of our men I’m told Bit the dust that day Their families left in the cold And there so many will stay Wait, John.. What? He was one of that lot? He’s just…. Gone? Gone from our lives in the blink of an eye Three lead bullets, a single cry His family, his wife Left with nothing Not even a proper goodbye Now the streets feel so empty Sydney feels so grim If only I had been there I could’ve saved him

“Perhaps you were born for a time such as this” Esther 4:14

We’ve just got news Here we go again, England is in trouble here And they really need more men There’s no way I’m going there I’ve got everything to lose here And I owe nothing to them I see a poster in the streets A man, his eyes just like John’s “Help!” he shouts desperately But I can’t bring myself to look It should have been me. We’ve just got news The war is done Finally, no more violence No more guns Yet, so much loss So much pain The streets still feel empty And I can sometimes hear his name His wife and kids still miss him I still feel to blame But I know he’s watching up there Looking upon us now So I will honour him, it’s only fair John always was a gem So I will remember him And we will remember them.

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The Seeker Program Presentation Evening

The last few weeks have been particularly busy for the Years 9 and 10 students enrolled in The Seeker Program this semester as they have been finalising their process journals, their major projects and their seminar presentations. On Friday 15 November, the students showcased their amazing work in any evening of presentations for their family and friends. During the course of the semester, the girls have been refining their research and critical thinking skills as they have been investigating a topic or issue of their choice. They each provided an explanation of the research undertaken and the processes

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they used to complete their major projects. The topics included the impact of the Syrian crisis on children, political art, encrypted messages, biomechanics, interplanetary travel, the impact of Artificial Intelligence, fear and phobias, activism and urban fantasy. The students demonstrated their ability to work independently on their respective projects while also enjoying themselves. Some of the fun or memorable moments noted by the students included: •

finding out about the people on the internet who have a weird obsession with binding books. having an excuse to research random recipes.

listening to ABBA albums on repeat while screen-printing.

watching funny Youtube videos while still being able to call it research.

being able to practise my seminar in a British accent and call it ‘rehearsing’.

enjoying the freedom to do whatever research project I wanted

choosing my own investigation, but I think it also provided some healthy challenges in time-management and selfguided research.

Manette Johnson English Coordinator

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NASA Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex at Tidbinbilla Year 10 students have been studying Space this term in Science and were fortunate to visit the NASA Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) at Tidbinbilla. The CDSCC is a two-way robotic spacecraft communication and radio astronomy centre which is part of NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN). Other antennas in the network are found in Goldstone in the Mojave Desert, California and near Madrid in Spain. Students were provided with a presentation to understand the role that the CDSCC plays as part of the DSN. They discovered it is a site that communicates with and supports interplanetary spacecraft missions, provides radio and radar exploration of the solar system and the Universe as well as supports some Earth-orbiting missions. The students heard about the role of women in space exploration and how one of the antennas, the DSS-46 now located at Tidbinbilla, played an important part in relaying the first images of man walking on the moon. They were also provided with information on how to access the antennas of the DSN to see real time communication with deep space satellites and had time to look at a Mars rover and the delicacies that early astronauts had for meals on their space missions. Helen Ison Science Teacher

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Mathematics Competitions 2019 Australian Mathematics Competition

ICAS Mathematics Competition

The 2019 Australian Mathematics Competition was held on 1 September with 46 students across Years 7 to 12 sitting the competition. The following students are to be congratulated on their achievement of receiving a credit, distinction or high distinction result.

The ICAS Mathematics Competition was held on 19 September with 59 students across Years 7 to 12 sitting the competition. The following students are to be congratulated on their achievement of receiving a merit, credit or distinction result.

Year 7

Year 7

Talia Enchong

Credit

Imogen Baggoley

Merit

Ella Hill

Credit

Shennelle De Silva

Merit

Clare Rosin

Credit

Clare Doherty

Merit

Clare Doherty

Credit

Georgia Owens

Merit

Annie Wilson

Merit

Year 8 Tylah Baker

High Distinction

Sophie Jeffrey

Credit

Abigail Cubitt

Credit

Clare Rosin

Distinction

Olivia Hansen

Credit

Year 8

Year 9

Lauren Oosterwyk

Merit

Sarah Rosin

High Distinction

Ella Dawes

Credit

Cheyenne Crozier

Distinction

Jenna Hempstead

Credit

Isabella Perrem

Distinction

Imogen Johnston

Credit

Jessica Charles

Distinction

Ivana Rodriguez

Credit

Nivedha Manikandan

Distinction

Tylah Baker

Distinction

Rory Bugden

Credit

Abigail Cubitt

Distinction

Year 10

Year 9

Georgia Boyes

Credit

Kyra Durkin

Merit

Alyssia Brammall

Credit

Mahi Gaur

Merit

Bronwyn Kneeshaw

Credit

Nivedha Manikandan

Credit

Eilish Mclennan

Credit

Jessica Charles

Distinction

Laura Spelic

Credit

Olivia Kirkcaldie

Distinction

Jacqueline Dunn

Credit

Sarah Rosin

Distinction

Alice Tooth

Distinction

Year 11 Stana Fernandez

Credit

Year 12

Year 10 Alyssia Brammall

Credit

Laura van der Linden

High Distinction

Kelsie Douglas

Credit

Kathryn Liston

Credit

Bronwyn Kneeshaw

Credit

Sarah Long

Credit

Lauren Moloney

Credit

Laura Spelic

Credit

Suzuko Takahashi

Credit

Australian Maths Trust Award Ceremony Congratulations to Tylah Baker (Year 8), Sarah Rosin (Year 9) and Laura van der Linden (Year 12) for receiving a High Achievers Award at the Australian Maths Trust Award Ceremony on Tuesday 26 November. The awards were based on their results from the Australian Mathematics Competition.

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Year 11 Stana Fernandez

Credit

Amber Perkins

Credit

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Youth Ministry Dinner

On Friday 8 November, our Youth Ministers in Years 10 - 12, their families and staff of the College came together to celebrate 2019 with a Mass and dinner. Father Trenton celebrated Mass in the chapel with our Youth Ministers taking on active roles. Our shared meal together was beautiful and the evening gave us a chance to recap all that has been achieved in 2019 and to thank those who have supported us in our missionary work.

We also took the opportunity to highlight the positives of the year, our hopes for the future and to acknowledge the significant contribution our Year 12 students have made to the Youth Ministry team. We also acknowledged our Youth Ministry Leaders; Elena Catanzariti our Faith & Community Captain, Chiara Catanzariti and Anjalie Upasena, our CSYMA Leaders. The girls have worked tirelessly to engage our Youth Ministers in bearing witness to Christ in our everyday activities.

Finally, we look forward to continuing our work in 2020 under the leadership of Clare Corson our 2020 Faith & Community Captain. Marie Manning Mission and Ministry Coordinator

Year 3 Reconciliation Retreat On Wednesday 26 November our Youth Ministers Anjalie Upasena, Grace Clee, Clare Corson, Maria Corson and Sarah Jackson facilitated activities for the Parish of Transfiguration Year 3 Reconciliation Retreat. Yet again our Youth Ministers actively engaged the younger students in Games, Scripture stories, Testimonies and Prayer. The students from Holy Trinity and Sts Peter and Paul loved interacting with the St Clare's students. Marie Manning Mission and Ministry Coordinator

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2020 Fee Schedule Year Group

Per Term

Per Year

Years 7 and 8 Tuition College Levy Total

1,005

4,020

560

2,240

**1,565

6,260

1,032

4,128

599

2,396

**1,631

6,524

1,254

5,016

643

2,572

**1,897

7,588

Years 9 and 10 Tuition College Levy Total Year 11 Tuition College Levy Total

Year 12 - Trimester, invoiced over three terms Tuition College Levy Total

1,672

5,016

858

2,572

**2,530

7,588

NB: Fees quoted are indicative for the current year only (2020) and are subject to change at the commencement of each subsequent year. **Parents are asked to contribute $178 per term ($238 for Year 12) to the Canberra Catholic Schools Building Fund. This donation is tax deductible. It is not included in the fees set out above.

School Fees

College Levy

The quality of education we offer to all students rests on our ability to provide excellent resources and facilities. The College relies on the timely payment of school fees to meet its running costs. Fees are due in full in week four of each term unless paid by regular instalments. School fees are charged and payable over four terms with the exception of Year 12 which is charged and payable over three terms.

The College Levy covers tuition related expenses such as individual subject expenses, text book hire, excursions costing $25 or less per student, camps and retreats, student organisers, College Yearbook, (one per student) and consumables associated with practical subjects such as Art, Hospitality, Technology, etc. In addition, the Levy is also used to support education and building initiatives in the College.

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Other Charges Excursions: The College Levy covers curriculum related excursions costing $25 or less in total per student. Excursions over this amount will usually be charged to the next term’s fees. However, excursions occurring in Term 4 are generally charged to Term 4 fees (Term 3 for Years 11 & 12). Extra-curricular excursions: The costs for extra-curricular excursions are paid directly to the College and not charged to fees.

Canberra Catholic Schools Building Fund (CCSBF) The Building Fund donation is a voluntary contribution. The CCSBF supports schools within the ACT. If you have students attending Catholic Education Primary Schools as well as High Schools, the Building Fund donation is contributed to the school attended by the eldest child. The CCSBF voluntary charge will be applied to accounts automatically at the beginning of each term, and payments allocated towards it unless otherwise advised. If you choose not to contribute to the Building Fund please advise the College in writing.

Enrolment Fees Enrolment fee for Year 7 is $50 and is non refundable. The enrolment fee for Year 11 (continuing students) is a non refundable amount of $100 of which $100 is credited against Year 11 first term fees. The enrolment fee for Year 11 and 12 (new students) is a non refundable amount of $150 of which $100 is credited against Year 11/12 first term fees.

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Tuition Fee Sibling Discount Families with more than one child attending St Clare’s College or who have children attending other systemic Catholic Education High Schools in addition to St Clare’s College (ie. John Paul College, St Francis Xavier College, St Mary MacKillop College and Merici College) are eligible for a discount on their tuition fees. The Sibling Discount Form can be found on the website under ‘Admissions’ > ‘Fees & Charges’. Discounts are: •

20% for second child attending an Archdiocesan secondary school;

50% for third child attending an Archdiocesan secondary school;

100% for fourth or subsequent child/ren attending either an Archdiocesan primary or secondary school;

Note: •

Full fee is payable on the eldest child;

Where parents have students in both an Archdiocesan primary and secondary school simultaneously, a 20% discount applies to the eldest primary school child. Please contact your primary school for further details.

The Sibling Discount Form must be completed and returned by 31 January before this discount can be applied.

Payment Methods The College offers various methods for payment of school fees. These include Qkr!, credit card, BPay, Direct Debit, eftpos, cheque or cash. If paying by cash it is recommended and requested that parents do not send large sums of money to school with their daughter.

Instalments It may be more convenient for you to pay school fees by regular instalments. Facilities for this service can be set up via BPay or Direct Debit. The Direct Debit Form can be found on the website under ‘Admissions’ > ‘Fees & Charges’. Please contact the Accounts Clerk or refer to your Fee Statement for further information. When paying by instalment, it is the responsibility of the parent/s to ensure that the payment is sufficient to cover all charges placed on the Family Fee Statement throughout the year. It is recommended that parents reconcile their statement each term to ensure fees will be fully paid by December of each year.

Overdue Accounts The College is required to follow up overdue accounts. Where there are on-going issues with payments and/or lack of communication regarding outstanding fees, the College may use the services of an external debt collection agency.

Financial Difficulty If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact College Accounts on 6260 9461 to discuss the matter. The College has provision to provide fee relief to assist families experiencing genuine financial hardship. Applications for School Fee Concessions are confidential and forms can be obtained from the Accounts Clerk.

College Leave If a student is on leave from the College for an extended period (eg. overseas holiday), full fees are payable for that time.

two weeks written notice of this, the family is eligible for a refund of 50% of the current term’s fees if the date of departure is within the first half of the term. Where the date of departure is in the second half of the term, no refund is applied. If less than two weeks’ notice has been given, refunds are at the discretion of the Principal, giving regard to the circumstances of departure. Should payment in full not be possible at time of leaving, an arrangement for payment would need to be agreed to with the Business Manager.

Part-Time Students On approval from the Principal, senior students may be permitted to undertake part time studies. The fee reduction for part time students varies between 10-50%, dependent on tuition load.

Overseas Student Exchange The College supports short term student overseas exchange programs arranged by recognised overseas exchange organisations. Full fees will be charged for the semester in which the exchange takes place. Upon application, a fee remission of no more than 50% of the semester fee will be considered for exchanges that exceed 10 school weeks in length.

Further Information For further information please contact College Accounts on 6260 9461.

Cancellation of Enrolment If a student leaves the College during the school term and the school has received a minimum

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Debbie Taylor (nee Wilson)

Class of 1983

After graduating in 1983, Debbie attended Signadou (now Australian Catholic University). From there, she taught at Sacred Heart, Pearce; Holy Family, Gowrie; and St Bede’s, Red Hill. She moved into executive roles and was Principal of St Bede’s Red Hill from 2001 to 2003. From primary schools, Debbie moved into roles in the Catholic Education Office. First, in Human Resources, where, amongst other things, she was responsible for the induction of early career teachers, supporting the professional development of school executive and had HR responsibility for 17 schools across the Archdiocese. Her second position was as Head of Curriculum and Pedagogy (Numeracy). After 23 years working in Catholic Education in this Archdiocese, Debbie moved into the Australian Public Service (APS) and, over the past 10 years, has held a variety of roles related to learning and development/ human resources. She has had the privilege of supporting students she taught transition into the workforce, has worked alongside former students and has even employed them to work in her teams!

Debbie’s current role is at the Australian Public Service Commission where she is responsible for the design, development and delivery of leadership programs for senior leaders across the APS. Looking back over her career, the red thread running through it is helping people develop to be the best person they can be. Debbie met Michael Taylor and they married in 2006, when she was 40. Marrying Michael brought two stepchildren into her life and now she is the proud and doting grandmother of two gorgeous grandsons, Harry and Leo. Last year, Debbie became a civil marriage celebrant and has married 10 couples, including ex-students of St Clare’s and her stepdaughter Hayley and husband Alex. Working with couples as they plan their wedding is an incredible honour. Debbie’s advice to those she mentors is to grab the chances and opportunities that others point out to you – they do it because they believe in you, often more than you believe in yourself.

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


IN THE HEADLINES Horse Riding Success

Australian Rugby 7s Player

Addison Sunderland (Year 7) recently competed in the Monaro Shield and received a 3rd and 5th position. This meant she got her first ever jump points, which will allow her to move up in grades. Well done Addison!

Congratulations to Eloise Ryan (Sports Captain 2020) who has been selected in the Australian Under 18 team for Rugby 7's. She will be competing at the World Schools 7's in New Zealand in December. We wish her all the best!

The Little Mermaid

Dance Success

April Hand (Year 12) will be playing the part of Arista is in Ickle Pickle production of The Little Mermaid. Performances are on from 10 to 25 January and tickets are available through their website http://www.icklepickle.com.au/

Congratulations to Jessica Charles (Year 9) who was awarded an Elite Top First for classical, Top First for Lyrical and Top First for contemporary at the Kids Artistic Revue on 27 October. Jessica placed fifth overall for her solos in the Top Elite 12-14 years.

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Upcoming Events Monday 2 December

Thursday 5 December

Friday 6 December

Years 9 and 10 PAT and STAR Testing

Year 12 Graduation Mass and Awards

Last Day of Classes Year 10

Thursday 12 December

Friday 13 December

Community Day Years 7 to 9

Years 7 to 11 Mass and Awards

Year 12 Formal

Last Day of Term

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3 DAY PROGRAM

University of Canberra Sports Centre & Lyneham Hockey Centre CAMP 1. Monday 16th - Wednesday 18th December 2019 CAMP 2. Monday 20th - Wednesday 22nd January 2020 Girls aged from 8 - 13 years 9am - 5pm supervised camp activities

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$120

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0409 558 201

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