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Tidings Edition 2 15 March 2019

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Swimming Carnival Photos

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Ash Wednesday Liturgy

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International Women’s Day

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St Clare’s Sport: Upcoming Events


Contents In this edition

©2019 St Clare’s College

Principal’s Message

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College Captain Welcome

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Ash Wednesday Liturgy

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International Women’s Day

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Canberra Best Female in Mathematics Awards

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NASA Space Camp

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St Clare’s Kitchen Gardens

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Let’s Get Practical

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Computational Thinking Challenge

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Fauvist Landscapes

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French Crepe Demonstration

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Youth Ministry Equipping School

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St Clare’s Sport: Upcoming Events

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Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Nominations

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Vinnies Trivia Night

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Changes to Public Transport

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40th Reunion

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Reminder for Fees

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In the Headlines

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Inspirational Women

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Upcoming Events

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TOPS: Therapist-assisted Online Parenting Strategies

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Principal’s Message We are now well into Term 1 and many major events have already taken place in our very busy College.

International Women’s Day On Friday 8 March St Clare’s celebrated International Women’s Day. Our Years 7-12 Student Representative Council (SRC) organised and launched their initiative; Strong Women, Strong Voices. The girls handed out purple ribbons at the front of the College and hosted a shared lunch on the oval for all students. Internationally, this day is about commemorating and celebrating the achievements of women. This year’s focus is about Gender Balance - A balanced world is a better world. We can assist in the creation of a more genderbalanced world by becoming strong women with strong voices in addition to raising awareness against bias which should include taking action to promote equality. We see this call to action clearly in our liturgical theme “Perhaps you were born for a time such as this” (Esther 4:14).

Ash Wednesday and the Season of Lent On Wednesday 6 March, our College community gathered in the College Gymnasium to celebrate an Ash Wednesday Liturgy and the

beginning of the Lenten season. The liturgy organised by Marie Manning effectively integrated prayer, music and quiet reflection time. The season of Lent presents our community and our families with an opportunity to examine life and to re-commit ourselves to the Christian practices of almsgiving, prayer and fasting. Each of us is invited to do these things as individuals, but we can also do one or more of these actions as a family or as a school community. Ash Wednesday heralds an opportunity for families and communities such as ours to pray together and to plan for Lenten practices. This year I hope that we can not only contribute with alms for the poor through giving generously to Project Compassion and giving Lent 100% but also that we might feel God calling us to undertake service work where we actively build relationships with a community of people outside of our own comfortable social circles and demonstrate acts of kindness on a daily basis.

School Visits, Try a Day and Open Evening In the lead up to our Annual Open Evening (Wednesday 1 May), members of the College Executive and I will be visiting the local Primary Schools with information about enrolling at St Clare’s. It is always a great joy to visit the local primary schools and talk to

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the Year 6 students about what St Clare’s has to offer for their secondary education. Our ‘Try a Day’ (Tuesday 30 April) and the Annual Open Evening (Wednesday 1 May) provide a great opportunity for current and prospective students and their families to see first-hand our state of the art College facilities and our committed staff and students working across all areas of the College. Families can walk through the College at their own pace or take a guided tour led by our current students. It is also a wonderful opportunity to speak with our staff regarding your daughter’s individual learning needs and their specific area of expertise in education.

Interim Reports, Parent/ Teacher/Student Interviews – Term 1 Mid-semester reports for the girls will be available on SEQTA from close of business on Tuesday 27 March. We have two Parent/ Teacher/Student Interview Evenings which will be held on 4 April and 9 April (more dates to record on your calendar for this term). These nights are a great opportunity for parents and carers to meet with their daughter’s individual class teachers to discuss academic progress, learning and growth. Continued page 2

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Swimming Carnival The College Swimming Carnival held on Friday 15 March was a very colourful and spirited occasion. We were delighted with the excellent student attendance and conduct on the day. A number of parents who arrived at the pool in time to hear the House war cries were delighted at the involvement of the girls in their House groups and amazed at the noise levels that the House groups achieved during this part of the day! Thank you to all students, staff and families who have contributed and participated in the many events that have already occurred over the first six weeks of the year. I hope that all students, especially our new students, have settled into the year well and I wish you all a very successful 2019. Best Wishes Brad Cooney Principal

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College Captain’s Welcome

It is a joy to serve as College Captain this year for a school which has fostered my own academic, personal and spiritual growth during these hectic teenage years. This year, the student leadership team and I have set our goal as helping students discover and fall in love with what it means to be a St Clare’s girl, something that is not very hard to do! 2019’s liturgical theme is “Perhaps you were born for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14), and it is in grabbing life with two hands and knowing that living right here, right now is something to celebrate and make the most of, that we embody what it means to be a St Clare’s girl. Living life to the full is being grateful for every gift and going for every opportunity. It is in working

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hard in class, competing with spirit and joy at carnivals, lifting our sisters up in tough times and seeking Jesus with our whole hearts that we embody St Clare’s spirit. This is what it means to be a St Clare’s girl. What I love about Term 1 is all of the new opportunities ready to be explored! Students can start their classes off with a bang! I encourage all students to throw all their efforts in, ask questions, take more notes, go further in their studies, continually ask how they can improve, and look forward to reaping the rewards later (and trust me, the rewards are worth it). Students can sign up for science or art club, try debating, join the band, sign up for the College magazine, audition for a production, put their hand up in class more, break a sweat in PE or start a conversation with someone they don’t know (even better if that person is God!),

and all in all, dive into life! St Clare’s offers students so much to enrich our lives as young women, and I can’t wait to watch the students take these opportunities by the horns. There is nothing more empowering than young women living full lives in which they foster joy, friendship, honesty, integrity and drive. I might just cry at the sight of it!! I pray that God blesses each student and staff member, and continues to reveal his heart to us individually and as a College community. All my prayers and best wishes for the term and year ahead! Laura van der Linden College Captain

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Ash Wednesday Liturgy

As we begin our journey through Lent, like any organised traveller we want to pack our bags to make sure we have everything to make our six-week journey easy. Although, Ash Wednesday is all about leaving baggage behind and braving the unknown. It is a time to stop and reflect, a time to be still, to take stock, to re-evaluate our lives and the people we are becoming. In our Ash Wednesday Liturgy, we brought forward seven stones, each representing areas in our lives that need to change so that we can reflect on how we can make a difference especially to the people around us.

Stone 1: May the stone of hatred become love

Stone 2: May the stone of despair become hope

Stone 3: May the stone of fear become courage

Stone 4: May the stone of greed become generosity

Stone 5: May the stone of arrogance become openness

Stone 6: May the stone of accusation become forgiveness

Stone 7: May the stone of indifference become compassion

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

Our Youth Ministers marked our foreheads with ashes affirming that in the life-cycle, we are continually dying in the old ways and rising to newness. Listening to Chiara Catanzariti, our Youth Minister we know change is sometimes difficult but our faith helps us to break through the challenges and to live with new life. As a community it is hoped that the star we received at the liturgy will become our focus of change as we strive to be the best person God intended us to be. May we all seek to show love, hope, courage, generosity, openness, forgiveness and compassion to those around us. Marie Manning Mission and Ministry Coordinator

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International Women’s Day

The Student Representative Council (SRC) held their first event on International Women’s Day, Friday 8 March, to launch their focus for the year 'Strong Women; Strong Voices'. The SRC rovided students with purple ribbons to show their support. The SRC provided lunchtime activities including: fabulous music, curated by Year 10 SRCs, a banner celebrating student voices and the women who inspire us, and a rolling game of dodge-ball. The game was intense, with Years 8 and 9 opening the game, and then the Year 7 showing the seniors how seriously they take their sports. Before an all ages match had

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everyone taking the opportunity to run, throw and dodge. Thank you to the SRC for organising, all who participated, and to the wonderful family members who assisted, with special mention to Ayesha Sultana (sister of Tasneem) and Mel Burke (parent of Erin) for ensuring we had a banner to paint and a gorgeous selection of ribbons to distribute. The SRC has several activities planned for the year, to celebrate and promote student voice, starting with a communications project. Please see your year level representative to share ideas and get updates. Elizabeth Allsopp SRC Facilitator

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Australian Information Industry Association International Women’s Day Luncheon

International Womens Day Careers in Defence High Tea

St Clare’s Digital Technologies and Information Technology students were invited to attend the International Women’s Day lunch and panel hosted by the AIIA at the National Press Club. Panel members included parents of current and past St Clare’s students Dr Maria Milosavljevic and Randal Brugeaud who both work in the IT industry and promote diversity in the industry.

On Thursday 7 March three Senior students from St Clare's attended an International Women's Day Careers in Defence High Tea.

AIIA Conference: My Experience “I really enjoyed this conference because it gave me a good insight as to what the IT industry is really like behind the stigma usually associated with it. I took many lessons away from today, especially that there are so many more careers and opportunities in IT than just typing code into a computer and that having more women in the industry is so important. It really made me feel more comfortable about pursuing a career in IT, regardless of experience. There’s not one piece of technical expertise I have to master. There are so many jobs available and things I could be great at.” Sophie Chandler

“This event really showcased the gender gap in the work place and ave me an awareness of the real struggles women face everyday. This luncheon was beneficial to us as high school students because it was on a topic we can’t directly relate to, but showed enough insight on the harsh reality of gender stereotypes in today’s modern society. The panel was really engaging and we thought it was beneficial hearing people’s personal experiences. An important message we took away from this event is not to subject ourselves to being fine young women but to be fine young adults.” Ellie Smith “During the luncheon we were given the opportunity to network with women that we can definitely look up to as inspirational and successful women in IT. Their experiences have given us advice that we can use when we enter the workforce or when pursuing our interests. We were reminded that we should never let ourselves be intimidated by others which is something that we will surely carry into life in whatever path we choose to follow.” Erin Burke

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The morning included inspiring presentations from five serving Defence members who have gained experience and skills in a variety of areas while working in defence. Students were able to learn about different career options in the Australian Defence Force and trial virtual reality goggles. The students were able to understand different roles in the Defence force and consider possible future career options. It was a wonderful and inspiring morning. Sarah Huntly Defence School Mentor

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Canberra Best Female in Mathematics Awards

Best Female in Mathematics Rory Bugden (Year 9)

In recognition and celebration of the talents and hard work of female students around the Canberra region, in the field of Mathematics, UNSW Canberra initiated the Prize for Best Female in Mathematics, now in its second year. Rory Bugden (Year 9) and Sarah Long (Year 10) were the first prize recipients from St Clare’s, based on their 2018 results in Mathematics. Both students receive a $250 prize and a $5000 undergraduate scholarship (if they choose to later enrol in a Bachelor of Engineering as a civilian at UNSW Canberra). During the awards ceremony, which was held at ADFA on the eve of International Women’s Day Thursday 7 March, award recipients were privileged to hear from Dr Bianca Capra, Senior Lecturer for the School of Engineering and Information Technology. Dr Capra spoke about pivotal moments in girls’ education where skills are identified which will shape their future, regaling us with her own

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Best Female in Mathematics Sarah Long (Year 10) experiences in this regard. Dr Capra captivated the audience with a history of her amazing career as a mechanical and aerospace engineer, culminating in her work taking her to a rocket launch in Norway. Congratulations are also extended to the 2nd and 3rd prize winners in Year 9: Jessica Charles and Olivia Kirkcaldie and in Year 10: Georgia Boyes and Jessica Poyser. Beth Bright Mathematics Coordinator

2nd and 3rd prize winners left to right: Olivia Kirkcaldie, Jessica Charles, Georgia Boyes and Jessica Poyser.

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NASA Space Camp

I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to participate in the Space Camp adventure. The trip was engaging, exciting, challenging and lots of fun. I loved every part of it, even when I was pushed out of my comfort zone.

Week 1: Johnson Space Camp, Huntsville, Alabama During this week, we participated in a variety of spaced based activities and astronaut training. The gravity chair was very cool but I really liked working together with my team to successfully launch a rocket. The military style dorm accommodations was different but I managed to adjust and adapt to my new environment thanks to the many helpful adults involved in the program.

During this week, we also learnt about the seven habits of highly effective teens. I found this part of the program really engaging and have come away with new skills and a different way of thinking about the world. We also had the chance to listen to Nicole Stott talk about her experience as an astronaut. Her insights on women, leadership and life in space was inspiring. Overall I really enjoyed the experience and would do it again in a heartbeat. I would also recommend it to anyone who is thinking about it. I have come away knowing more about space but also learning quite a bit about myself and what interests me and what fuels my imagination. I would like to thank everyone in our school who helped to make this possible. Sachi Proctor Year 8

Week 2: Houston, Texas The focus of this week was to experience a variety of STEAM based activities ranging from dissecting a shark, analysing blood samples and exploring science museums.

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St Clare’s Kitchen Gardens This year has stated off with great enthusiasm and excitement in our kitchen gardens. The students have started planting out our beautiful herbs for the garden into planter boxes for our Years 7 and 8 assessment task, which can be found in both junior kitchens. We are looking to grow and develop our gardens to be more productive throughout the year. The girls will be maintaining the gardens and pots over the course of the semester and then using the fruits of the garden in their cooking.

Are you able to donate? We are looking for donations of gardening tools, plants, window planter boxes, gloves, mulch or soil.

Have you a spare moment to help out? When: Each Tuesday lunch we are running a gardening club down in the main car park near Chiara Restaurant. Further information and contact: Ellie Rowland on 6260 9450 or ellie.rowland@stcc.act.edu.au Ellie Rowland Technologies Teacher

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Lets Get Practical

Introducing Years 7 and 8 to Design and Technology The year has begun smoothly in Design and Technology. The students in Years 7 and 8 have been very keen to start using the tools and equipment to create their design projects. The initial onguard safety training and demonstrations are so important in ensuring that our students knowledge of safety in a practical classroom. With exposure to a range of equipment and tools, this is exciting and at times daunting to those that have never experienced using such equipment before. The safety testing insists on a 100% pass rate, and the students at times need to try again to fully succeed and show their competence and understanding of the safety requirements of each of the tools and equipment that they will use. For some students this can be quite frustrating, however, persistence pays off in the end. I

remind the students, many people driving on the road today may have failed their initial driving test many times before they gained their license. It's the end result that is important, the process at times may be a challenge but it's worth it in the end. Before the students begin working on their own unique design project, where they design and construct a time device, reflecting a theme or style that that they choose, the students need to make a skills project where they learn the various processes of marking out, drilling, cutting and shaping and assembling a simple project. As you can see from the range of photos, the students are exposed to a range of skills to equip them with an understanding of the different processes and techniques that they can then apply in their own design project.

possibilities of the manufacturing processes, they then move diligently into applying this knowledge into their own designs where they create sketches and prototypes of their design in preparation for the task of constructing and building their own idea. The unique range of projects that the students develop always impresses me in terms of their diversity and creativity. At times it is all too easy to let "Google" do the work, but the goal always is to release ones own creativity and problem solving. This is always our learning goal, to unleash that individual innovation which at times is risky and uncertain, but in the end very worthwhile. Anthony Maas Acting Technologies Coordinator

Once the students experience an understanding of the range and

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Computational Thinking Challenge

Students across the College studying Information Technology and Digital Technology have joined the Nation during the BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge. During Week 5 in their classes students worked in teams to solve a series of computational challenges in the online platform and were time limited.

The Challenge was an excellent opportunity for students to use algorithmic thinking to solve the puzzles, work in new teams and justify their thinking processes. Congratulations to all students who participated. Juliette Major ICT Coordinator

Fauvist Landscapes

Currently students in Year 10 Visual Art classes are working in the tradition of Fauvism. Their task is to explore the existential nature of Fauvist landscapes. That is, they were to paint their experience of the landscape, not the landscape itself. Therefore, of primary concern was allowing colour to speak for itself rather than act as a descriptor of the subject; consider the compositional structure of the forms and to represent their experience of the subject - their expression of the landscape. Toni Smith Art Teacher

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French Crêpe Demonstration

Year 8 French students were treated to a French crêpe demonstration and tasting on Tuesday 26 February, in preparation for Shrove Tuesday and the end of the Mardi Gras period. Students prepared for the experience by learning ingredients in French and by learning how to order food in French. Each class watched a demonstration in the target language by chef, Kim de Poorter, who has been bringing his crêpes to St Clare’s for many years. Students then engaged in some French conversation with Kim and their classroom teachers before tucking in to a delicious crêpe.

“It was a great opportunity to speak French with a French-speaker outside the classroom in a real-life situation.” Grace Worley We would like to extend a huge thank you to M. De Poorter for providing us with such an authentic experience. Sonia Conte Language Teacher

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Youth Ministry Equipping School

This year two students from St Clare’s College, Clare Corson (Year 11), Elena Catanzariti (Faith and Community Captain) attended the Oceanic Youth Ministry CSYMA Equipping School along with our Youth Ministers Anjalie Upasena (Class of 2018) and Chiara Catanzariti (Class of 2016). This intensive formation school inspires and resources youth, young adults and ministry leaders for the mission of the Catholic Church. Students participated in workshops, plenary sessions, keynote sessions as well as praise and worship, Mass and personal development. Both Mrs Maryellen Moore and I were able to attend the concluding Mass and Dinner at the Cathedral celebrated by Cardinal Soane Paita Mafi from Tonga (one of the youngest Cardinals ever appointed by Pope Francis). “The Youth Ministry Equipping School was an awesome opportunity to develop my faith, meet other youth ministers and learn so much about being a good youth minister in our school.

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Through core sessions we were really equipped with talks on understanding different cultures, who Jesus was, the power of the Holy Spirit, the sacraments and leadership. In the afternoons there were elective workshops, where I had the opportunity to learn about giving testimonies, planning for events, how to defend the Catholic Church's teachings and the importance of retreats as well as how to run them. In the evenings there was time to develop faith through the sacraments of Reconciliation and Adoration, and each day there was an opportunity to share experiences with other participants in small groups. Throughout the whole event there was a definite sense of community as Catholic youth and I really enjoyed getting to know people from different schools. Equipping School was a great experience, it deepened my knowledge of different aspects of youth ministry and nurtured my faith. I now feel very prepared to continue youth ministry work in our community.” Clare Corson (Year 11).

“What an honour and blessing it has been to attend the CSYMA Youth Ministry Equipping School! At the school, we were able to learn about what it is to be a young Catholic and what that means in each of the facets of our lives. With an abundance of topics being covered, (such as everyday evangelisation, dramas, Theology of The Body and reading scripture) these sessions had a massive impact on me. Another highlight was the night sessions held at the JP II Polish Centre. It was an incredibly beautiful time to sit with Jesus in adoration with the opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation and the chance to go to prayer teams. I believe that there was a powerful anointing on this event that has impacted every participant in a new way. I am so excited to see how we can implement all that we received within the St Clare's Youth Ministry Team!” Elena Catanzariti (Year 12). Marie Manning Mission and Ministry Coordinator

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St Clare’s Sport: Upcoming Events

Bill Turner Trophy (Under 15) Soccer Trials

$270. Draws will be advertised as soon as they come out.

The second of two trials for this team will be held on Wednesday 20 March on the oval at lunchtime. Players to bring boots, shin guards and a change of clothes.

New players who require dresses are asked to see Mrs Hawke in the PE office in the gym during lunchtimes for sizing and ordering. Cost for the full kit is $95 payable via Qkr! when the order is placed. We would like to have all new orders completed and paid for by the end of Week 7.

Women's Autumn Volleyball Competition Round 1 begins Tuesday 19 March at Lyneham Hockey Centre. All player fees need to be paid into Qkr! by Friday 22 March. New players are still welcome to join. Trainings will be held Thursday straight after school until 4.30pm.

Weekend Netball Trials were held last week (Week 6), teams should be announced soon. All permission notes and fees should be paid as soon as possible, preferably before the end of Week 9. Cost Seniors $280, Juniors

Please use the following link to register for the 2019 netball season. All students have an email with this link as well. https://bit.ly/2TLRB7o

Touch Football: Years 7-10 Touch trainings continue Mondays and Wednesdays at lunch in preparation for the North Canberra Championships to be held in Week 9.

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ASC Swimming Team The team will be announced in Week 7 for the upcoming ASC Swimming Championships in Week 10.

St Clare's 3 x 3 Hustle Basketball Tournament This competition is up and running with 11 teams having completed two round by the end of Week 6. Plenty of sharp shooting and great team play have been evidenced so far in the matched played. The competition will continue through the next few weeks. Thanks to those who have signed up to play. #thetimeisnow David Garrity Sports Facilitator

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Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Nominations

Nominations for the Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards are now open. The Awards recognise and celebrate young people aged 12 to 25 years who have made significant contributions through their personal endeavours or who have been actively involved in the ACT community.

This year, there are six categories to nominate in: •

Personal Achievement

Individual Community Service

Group Achievement

Environmental and Sustainability Award

Arts and Multimedia Award

Young Canberra Citizen of the Year

Nominations close on Monday 18 March 2019. To nominate and for more information visit https://dhcs.smartygrants. com.au/YCCY2019 Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 12 April to mark the start of ACT Youth Week celebrations.

Vinnies Trivia Night

Donation of Prizes The Vinnies Committee is currently looking for volunteers to provide a few of the prizes for our upcoming Trivia Night in Term 2. We are looking for something that can be split between a team of 8 to 10 people and it must be appropriate for under 18 year olds. If you are interested in donating or would like more information please email Steph or Sophie (Vinnies Captains) at Stephanie. Lahey@stcc.act.edu.au and Sophie. ODonnell@stcc.act.edu.au Stephanie Lahey and Sophie O’Donnell Vinnies Captains

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Changes to Public Transport commencement of Term 2 on 29 April 2019.

Parent Update The ACT Government is introducing a new integrated public transport network for Canberra for the beginning of Term 2, 2019. This network will include bus and light rail services operating together to give Canberrans more options to use public transport, every day of the week. As part of this change, the way students will get to school by public transport will change from

Term 2,2019. Some students will use different routes, make connections between services or use light rail for the first time. Every student who will use public transport needs to be aware of the changes.

What do you need to know •

Bus services will change for the beginning of Term 2.

The change to services will include dedicated school services for the

Plan your journey to and from school in the improved Transport Canberra journey planner at www.transport. act.gov.au, which includes dedicated school services for the first time or by using the school pack that shows all the different services available for your school at www.transport. act.gov.au/getting-around/ new-network/schools/schoolsa-z-listing

Light rail services are being tested now, and you can find out more about safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers around light rail online at www.canberra-metro.com. au/safety.

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Year 7 (1974) to Year 12 (1979) A reunion of all class members is planned for the weekend of Friday 25 to Sunday 27 October 2019 in Canberra, details can be obtained from Michelle Blyth-Marshall (Rowan) mblythm@gmail.com or call 0411 445 255

Fees are now due for payment in full unless arrangements have otherwise been approved by the College. If you have an arrangement in place, please ensure that the instalment payments are sufficient to have your account paid in full by the end of this year. Please contact the College Fees Office on 6260 9461 if an adjustment is needed. Accounts Clerk

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IN THE HEADLINES Lights! Canberra! Action! Winners On Friday 8 March, Grace Clee (Year 11) and Ananya Giridhar won first prize in the Under 18's section in the Lights Canberra Action Short Film Festival. They co-wrote, filmed and edited their original film called 'One Small Step Behind' which starred Laura Clee (Year 9) in the lead role. Congratulations ladies!

Ella Representing Australia in Softball

Hayley selected for the Canberra Nationals

Congratulations to Ella Ruiz (Year 10) who had just been named in the Australian U15s Softball Squad as a reserve. She was selected from the U15s National competition in January this year.

Congratulations to Hayley Macdonald (Year 10) who has just been selected as a Development Player for the Canberra Nationals 2019 season.

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

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Samantha Quilliam 2018 Best Youth Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Congratulations to Samantha Quilliam (Class of 2018) for winning the 2018 Best Youth Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her performance as Lady Marmalade in the St Edmund's College Canberra production of Disco Inferno.

Women’s Sprint Champion

Madeline Representing the ACT in Hockey

Madeline Dooley (Year 11) will be representing the ACT in the Under 18 Girls Hockey team at the 2019 National Outdoor Championships in Hobart from Tuesday 9 April to Wednesday 17 April. We wish Madeline the best of luck in the competition.

Sailing to Victory

Congratulations to Jordyne Rauter (Year 10) for being named as the women's sprint champion at the Shimano Big Husky Triathlon Festival.

Be the Best You Can Be

On Thursday 7 March, three St Clare’s students participated in the Be the Best You Can Be day at the AIS. The girls competed in many different sports throughout the day and had a great time.

Congratulations to Katharine Pearce won sailing as a crew in a lazer. She received a first place in division 1 and second place in division 2, skippering in a sparrow at Ginninderra Tri Lakes Sailing Competition.

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Alexandra Barry

Class of 2007

Alexandra graduated St Clare’s College in 2007. Her passion was (and still is!) music, and she followed this to the Australian National University (ANU) where she completed a Bachelor of Music (Honours). Her heart set on being a professional musician in an orchestra. Life, however, had its way of intervening and pointing Alexandra in another direction. She decided to pursue law when she was working in the Emergency Department at Canberra Hospital while studying in her undergraduate degree. Alexandra was so frustrated at how she was unable to help people in need that she encountered every day and night at work. Alexandra pursued law at ANU to obtain the necessary tools to assist and advocate on behalf of people whose rights had been impacted or abrogated. Alexandra’s Law degree has taken her around Australia and the world. Alexandra spent a summer based in Alice Springs interning with Aboriginal Legal Aid. She interned for two years with the ACT Environmental Defender’s Office. She was lucky enough to be the only Australian chosen in 2014 to attend the University of Geneva’s Global Health and Human Rights course in 2014. Her time in Geneva was an amazing immersion into the world of NonGovernmental Organisations and the many

different organs of the United Nations – each day Alexandra and her fellow students would ask themselves, ‘how do we take these lessons back home and help our own people?!’ In 2016, Alexandra interned with the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal with the Trial Chamber. The Khmer Rouge killed and tortured over 4 million Cambodians in the space of just over three years. Alexandra sat with the Tribunal when they investigated crimes against women and children, and the use of torture in a high school converted to a torture chamber (“S-21”). Last year, the Trial Chamber found the leaders guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. Alexandra believes she has St Clare’s College to thank for imbuing her with a strong sense of advocating for social justice and positive change within society. Back then, however, she never equated being able to help people with being a lawyer. Alexandra is now a lawyer with Slater and Gordon, who have a very proud history of fighting for human rights.

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


Upcoming Events Tuesday 19 March

Wednesday 20 March

Thursday 21 March

Winter Pants Fitting/Purchase 3.30pm-5pm in the Staff Room

Year 7 Reflection Day College Hall

Math Pathway Parent Information Session and Year 7 Liturgy 6pm-7.30pm

Tuesday 26 March

Wednesday 27 March

Friday 29 March

LEGO Build Challenge

Snowsports Meeting 2 5.30pm-7.30pm in the College Hall

LEAD Conference

Friday 29 March to Sunday 31 March

Monday 1 April to Wednesday 3 April

Tuesday 2 April

Years 10-12 Visual Art and Photography Retreat

Duke of Edinburgh Camp

Computational Algorithmic Thinking Competition

Thursday 4 April

Friday 5 April

Parent Teacher Interviews 4pm-7pm in the College Hall

St Clare’s Athletics Carnival Ashleigh Oval

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TOPS: Therapist-assisted Online Parenting Strategies

What is the research about? The research aim is to evaluate whether our new program, TOPS (Therapist-assisted Online Parenting Strategies) can help parents to support their adolescents who are experiencing anxiety and/or depression.

What is involved? • •

Participation only takes a few hours over 12 months You & your adolescent complete online surveys at 4 time-points: when you first register, before starting the program, and 4 & 12 months afterwards

You receive: • • • •

Access to an individually tailored online parenting program Practical strategies to parent more confidently Tailored goals to help put these strategies into practice Regular contact with a TOPS-coach via videoconferencing to help you apply strategies to your own situation

To say thank-you, you & your teen will each receive e-vouchers over 4 time points (worth up to $50 in total per person)

Who can participate? Parents or legal guardians with their adolescent (aged 12-17 years): • The adolescent needs to be receiving treatment for anxiety &/or depression from a mental health professional/service • Have internet access, & consider themselves proficient in English

Interested? For further information or to register, please click here: bit.ly/TOPSmain or contact the TOPS team by email at: medtops.coach@monash.edu

Help your teen manage anxiety, depression, & sleep problems

An online tailored parenting program

Weekly coaching via videoconference

Access the program anytime & anywhere

This study is being undertaken by Monash University, led by Associate Professor Marie Yap, and has been approved by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee.


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Key Dates Try a Day at St Clare’s Tuesday 30 April Become a St Clare’s girl for a day! We invite prospective Year 7 students to experience the exciting and enriching opportunities available at St Clare’s College. Please register on our website. Open Evening Wednesday 1 May Our Open Evening is an opportunity for parents and prospective students to look at our facilities and talk to staff and students. The evening will run from 4.30pm to 7.00pm with an information session to be held in the College Hall from 6.00pm-6.30pm.

School Tours Tuesday 7 May or Wednesday 15 May School Tours with the Principal are available by appointment at 9.00am or 4.00pm. Please contact the College to register for a tour. Year 11, 2020 Information Evening Monday 13 May Discover the many courses and leadership opportunities available for senior students at our Year 11 Information Evening from 6.00pm - 7.30pm at the College.

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