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Tidings Edition 9 30 August 2019

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Health and Physical Education

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St Clare’s Day

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Stress Less Week

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STEM Sista


Contents In this edition

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Principal’s Message

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Health and Physical Education

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St Clare's Day

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Family Breakfast

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Science Week

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Book Week

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Stress Less Week

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Year 8 Pasta Workshop

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Combined Japanese Class

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French Excursion to Le Très Bon Restaurant

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Senior IT and Business Trip to Sydney

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STEM Sista

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Women in Aviation/Aerospace Summit

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Shine Conference

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Charity Assembly

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Fees Reminder

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SMS number for Absences

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STCC Sport

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In the Headlines

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Inspirational Women

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Upcoming Events

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Principal’s Message On Friday 16 August the College community celebrated the feast day of St Clare of Assisi, our College’s patroness. This is a very important occasion in the life of the College and one we mark by participating in the liturgy of the Eucharist as a whole school community followed by a series of celebratory activities. It was a beautiful and most fitting prayerful gathering that reminded us of the legacy of St Clare and the inspiration she provides for us on a daily basis here at the College. My sincere thanks to Father Trenton and Reverend Vince Barclay for presiding over Mass.

Clare was a strong-minded woman whose youthful spirit never left her. She shared the ideals espoused by Francis of Assisi and he assisted her to establish a religious community unlike any other female religious movement up to that time. The women had no property, they lived a less cloistered life than other female religious and they worked collaboratively with the Friars led by Francis of Assisi.

Clare of Assisi lived from around 1194-1253. Her name means “the enlightened one.” She was a woman who was born into a noble family but chose to live a very different way of life. She was an educated woman who chose a simple life of poverty and prayer, a life devoted to God. She sought from two Popes their approval to confirm the Privilege of Poverty on her religious community. This approval was given just two days before she died. She took no vacations, made no pilgrimages and allowed herself no diversions from the single purpose of her life. Through her chosen life she grew in wisdom and grace.

The day concluded with the annual “St Clare’s Got Talent” performance which was supported by all the students and the staff that were able to attend. This was a wonderful conclusion to a day where the beautiful weather helped shape a most enjoyable day.

The St Clare’s College motto is “Seek Wisdom.” Our hope is that while at St Clare’s each girl does grow in wisdom and grace.

I pay tribute to all the staff and the students who were involved in the organisation of the day, particularly Marie Manning and Kym Darmody.

be different to the one we think we have for ourselves. St Clare has some inspiration here when she penned a letter to Agnes of Prague (c.1200) who was contemplating her future in following Christ: What you hold, may you always hold. What you do, may you always do and never abandon. But with swift pace, light step, and unswerving feet, so that even your steps stir up no dust, go forward securely, joyfully and swiftly, on the path of prudent happiness, believing nothing, agreeing with nothing which would dissuade you from this resolution or which would place a stumbling block for you on the way, so that you may offer your vows to the Most High in the pursuit of that perfection to which the Spirit of the Lord has called you. Best wishes Brad Cooney Principal

We are called to be the best we can be but we also trust that God has a plan for each of us that may

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Health and Physical Education at St Clare’s Health and Physical Education (HPE) is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle for people of all age groups. Research has highlighted the benefits of HPE in schools in maintaining a balance between class work and physical activity. In the ever-changing world where obesity is on the rise and physical activity is on the decline it is important as educators that we encourage and engage students in HPE to enhance their understanding of what it means to be healthy.

HPE not only has benefits for the physiological self but also mental health. Being physically active has proven advantages for people with depression and anxiety. Regular exercise can alleviate stress as well as improve memory, sleep and overall sense of self. Physical activity also enables students to develop social skills, teamwork and collaborate with others in an environment outside the traditional classroom. Recognition of the significant benefits, the Health and Physical Education Department actively encourage students to participate in HPE. Physical Education engages students in the fundamental movement skills, which set the basis for movement competent

adults. Research has shown that students who have proficient fundamental movement skills are more likely to participate in physical activity post compulsory Physical Education in Year 10. St Clare’s College exposes students to a wide range of sports and activities that may not be readily available to all students on a regular basis. Detailed in the Australian Curriculum as key focus areas, the inclusion of new units of learning feature in the HPE program this year. The HPE curriculum is broken into two (2) strands: Movement and Physical Activity and Personal, Social and Community Health and further sub-strands that present though a series of focus areas.

https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/health-and-physical-education/

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Year 7 is a significant time of change for many students. Transitioning into secondary school, forming new friendships and dealing with both physical and mental changes are likely. The Health curriculum requires students to engage with various topics, in a safe environment, relating to the changes they will experience as they move through adolescence. Exposure to this curriculum empowers students with knowledge, enabling and informing understanding around the changes that will occur and the needed action to ensure positive outcomes. Challenge and Adventure is a new unit of learning in Year 8, which provokes students to understand sport from the perspective of athletes with a disability and what they must overcome to participate. Initiative activities that foster critical thinking skills feature strongly. Students also participate in adventure activities such as orienteering and draw upon clues to problem solve in an active

learning environment. Archery and rock climbing are key learning experiences within the unit. The focus has shifted from teaching sport specific skills in Years 9 and 10 to how students can apply individual skills to game situations. Drawing attention to the Assistant Principal – Curriculum and Assessment recent Tidings article on feedback, and faculty professional learning in this area, the HPE Department is keen to develop students’ ability to identify and give feedback to their peers. This approach requires students to collect data on performance and provide feedback to help improve their learning. This new initiative has had a positive response from the students, which will be refined keeping student learning and progress at the forefront of teaching. The senior HPE course, Exercise Science, examines theories of the biological, physiological, biomechanical and psychological, the interrelationship and influences

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on performance and participation in physical activity. Students have opportunity to develop insights into the science underpinning sports performance and movement. Practical activities assist students in gaining knowledge through experiential learning. This year students have studied Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body and Factors Affecting Performance. The HPE Department are committed to developing and improving the learning experience for the students. If you would like to read more about the benefits of HPE the following links are beneficial: https://www.achper.org.au/ documents/item/394 https://www. educationandbehavior.com/isphysical-education-important-inschools/ Patrick Elliot Health and Physical Education Coordinator

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St Clare’s Day

Celebration of the Mass St Clare’s Day was held this year on Friday 16 August. We began the day with a Eucharistic celebration to give thanks for all of the gifts that we enjoy as a St Clare's College community. Many members of the student body and staff helped to make the Mass a beautiful experience, from the Music Ministry to the readers and altar servers. We are grateful to all who assisted, and particularly to Marie Manning whose organisation, prayerful consideration and attention to detail was, as usual, outstanding. The celebration was officiated by Father Trenton, our school Chaplain. Father Trenton challenged us to open up to God's grace by saying "yes" to God like St Clare did. Not many of us, he commented, would be called to enter a convent life as she did; but all of us are asked to be open to a relationship with God in our daily lives – “Perhaps we were born for a time such as this” Esther 4:14

During the Mass eight students were recognised for embracing the qualities of St Clare, aligning with their House moto. Congratulations to the following girls: For Alinda, Jessica Jugovac (Year 12) shows us that in giving our service to others, we are able to empower and unite our community in God’s vision. In Japara, Analise Greenhalgh (Year 11) shows us that we can discover our passions and have the determination to follow them. In Kipara, Olivia Kirkcaldie (Year 9) shows us that we can acknowledge the challenges we encounter whilst displaying the courage to overcome them. In Makara, Juliana Vidovic (Year 12) shows us that the true beauty of a person rests within the actions of their heart and soul. In Ulamina, Paris O’Connell (Year 10) shows us that we can be persistent and brave as we strive to reach our goals. In Wareen, Teagan Arnold (Year 12) shows us that we can have the strength to overcome adversity. In Wibalu, Shennelle De Silva (Year 7) shows us that we can overcome challenges with a positive mindset. In Wirana, Maggie Farrell (Year 12) shows us that we can stand firm in the face of challenge while maintaining our moral boundaries.

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The Blessing of the Statue Clare – A Light to the World

and manifesting a tender love towards the poor.

Saint Clare was a remarkable woman. Born into nobility, she was hampered by a rigid medieval social structure. But she broke out of that structure and lived a life of humility, poverty, and service. Clare’s model of life started a movement that lives and breathes to this day.

The College has commissioned a sculpture of Clare as a young woman to sit in the College grounds amongst the students. On St Clare’s Day the statue was blessed by Father Trenton and a special smoking cermony was performed by Aunty Janet.

Before her birth, her mother received a sign that her daughter would be a bright light of God in the world. As a child she was already very strongly drawn to the things of God, praying fervently, devoutly visiting the Blessed Sacrament,

She is depicted in a very relaxed and comfortable and assured pose, smiling at what is happening around her. Her hair slips forward suggesting a youthful engagement in the moment. She holds a well-read book, adding to the narrative. The book of Proverbs, from which we take the College motto Seek Wisdom.

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Clare is barefooted, a symbol of simplicity, faithfulness and her commitment to a life detached from material wealth and worldly possessions. She is depicted as a young woman on the cusp of adulthood, open to the call of God and enthusiastic to all that her life has to offer. Her left ear is exposed, slightly exaggerated, to symbolise the deep listening to Christ, a listening to which we are all called. We must be ready to listen to each other, to the world around us and to our own calling.

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Party Time After Mass we continued to celebrate the feast of St Clare. Our theme for the day was “Great Women Who Shaped History”. The party came alive with food stalls, rides, games and entertainment. There was great thought in planning the costumes for the day. There were women scientists; women in trades; emergency services; Medusa; Greek Gods; “Girls with dreams, become women with vision” and lots more were out on display. The stalls on the day showcased many cuisines around the world. The day ended with the traditional St Clare’s Talent Quest. The performances on the day were exceptional, showcasing the great talent we have here at the College, from drums to Jazz to the beautiful voices of many of our students. Congratulations to Tamara Brammall (Year 8) for placing third, Lucy Chandler (Year 12) in second place and to Imogen Baggoley (Year 7) at this Years SCC Talent Quest winner!! These days are always enjoyable and it is a great opportunity for our community to come together, celebrate and be thankful. Kym Darmody Years 11 and 12 Coordinator

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Family Breakfast On Friday 30 August we held our second Family Breakfast for the year. Catherine McLachlan from the graduating class of 2000, gave an inspiring address about over coming adversity. Thank you to our Chamber Ensemble for providing entertainment and to our College Captain, Laura van der Linden for saying Grace. A big thank you to our talented Hospitality students and staff who catered for the breakfast.

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Science Week St Benedict’s Primary School Science Extravaganza On Tuesday 13 August St Clare’s students from Year 10 along with their science teachers entertained children from Kindergarten to Year 3 at St Benedict’s Primary School for a Science Extravaganza! The students participated in hands-on activities which included the classification of arthropods, testing magnetic forces, separating coloured chemicals in black markers and creating an acid-base reaction with sherbet. To finish the session Ms Worontschak gave a science show using dry ice. The students from St Benedict’s find the experience very enriching and the students from St Clare’s have a rewarding time teaching the children more about science.

Year 7 Science Week Show: Launch to the Future On Tuesday 20 August Year 7 students attended a in-school presentation that focused on how space programs and lunar science propelled us into the future using STEM! In a series of sketches, professional actor/educators used audience suggestions to create a variety of scenes that educated the girls on the moon, the moon landing and space science. The girls learnt how space science helps solve the unsolvable, how innovation drives technology, how space engineering helps design new solutions and the importance of maths.

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Science Week Activities During Week 5 students could participate in various activities to celebrate National Science Week. On Monday students watched Mythbusters proving the conspiracy theorists wrong about the Moon landing. Wednesday during lunchtime girls made their own soothing bath salts and on Friday they created terrariums.

Year 7 Science Fair Over the last few weeks, all St Clare’s Year 7 students have been actively engaged in completing a Science Fair investigation that would enable them to achieve a CSIRO Blue CREST Award. Science fair investigations challenge students to solve a question using the scientific method. It is a great way to excite students about science, teach them to think like scientists, develop their organisational skills, and enhance their writing and presentation skills. The students’ work was displayed in the hall on Wednesday 21 August where the students could bring their parents to show off their work. Janet Worontschak Science Coordinator

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Book Week Week 5 was The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book Week and this year’s theme was ‘Reading is my Secret Power.’ The Learning Commons celebrated with book displays, competitions and giveaways. The week culminated with our first Book Week Trivia Competition at lunchtime on the Friday. The Learning Commons hosted 16 teams (of four to six students and staff) who were all battling it out to become Book Week trivia champions. The trivia comprised of four rounds of ten questions each, including The Classics, Contemporary Young Adult Fiction, CBCA Book Week and Harry Potter. Congratulations to Laura Clee (Year 9), Grace Clee (Year 11), Michaela Birch (Year 11) and Dana Forster (Year 10) who finished in first place. Renee Jones Learning Commons Coordinator

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Stress Less Week In the week leading up to St Clare's Day, the SRC helped everyone find their way to calm in the third annual Stress Less Week. With an overall motto of 'No Drama Llama', the school community was encouraged to find their thing through the range of activities offered throughout the week. On Monday, this meant socialising with sausages and sounds. On Tuesday, everyone moved to the music and lights in the Hall, getting Fighting Fit. While on Wednesday it was time to Chillax in the Learning Commons with colouring in and calming music. By Thursday, everyone was ready to Spill the Tea, having conversations over a brew and biscuit. We introduced everyone to a range of herbal teas and calming ideas, and discovered that St Clare's loves chocolate biscuits, it was also a chance for students to talk about things that matter to them. A huge thank you to the staff and students who made Stress Less Week possible: from Mrs Jones and Mrs Mohell in the Learning Commons, to all of the Maintenance staff all week, and to the supervisors and supporters: from the amazing Year 10s who cooked sausages with Ms Baillie and Mrs Huntly, to Mr Dantas and Mrs Granlund dancing their lunchtime away, and Ms Hogan and Mrs Batch joining us for a cup of tea. Elizabeth Allsopp SRC Facilitator

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Year 8 Pasta Workshop Year 8 Italian students welcomed food writer, photographer, and cookbook author, Emiko Davies, to the College in order to run a pasta-making workshop. Students learnt how to make pasta from scratch and use a pasta machine, turning their dough into pasta such as vermicelli, maltagliati, fettucine, pappardelle and lasagne sheets. The students thoroughly enjoyed the morning and some have now even purchased their own pasta machine! We would like to thank Emiko for her patience and expertise, and for providing the students with such an authentic and engaging experience. Sonia Conte French and Italian teacher

Combined Japanese Class On 6 August St Clare’s Senior Japanese class had a combined class St Edmund’s led by Yuko Leffers, the St Edmund’s Japanese teacher. Our students are studying the same topic A Trip to Japan and they prepared questions for each other about where they have been in Australia and Japan, and what experiences they have had. We finished with a game of "never, have I ever?" to practice the key language patterns that we are focusing on at the moment. Lisa Bourne Assistant Arts and Languages Coordinator

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French Excursion to Le Très Bon Restaurant Wednesday 14 August saw twenty St Clare’s students visit Le Très Bon French restaurant in Bungendore. Chef Christophe taught us how to make a delicious, traditional crème caramel and then we prepared a beef Bourguignon pie from scratch, making our own short-crust pastry and filling it with slow-cooked beef. Madame Gregoire explained the history of French gastronomy and how it has influenced how we eat today. She also taught us about the many famous French chefs known around the world. She described to us the importance of terroir – the combination of factors including soil, climate and human influence which gives food its distinctive taste and character. We also discussed how we can use the local produce grown in and around Canberra when cooking. Spending time at Le Très Bon immersed in the language and culture felt just like being in France. All students thoroughly enjoyed the day and we would like to extend a huge thank you to Mr and Mme Gregoire for providing such an authentic and enjoyable experience. Laura Spelic Year 10

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Senior IT and Business Trip to Sydney Senior Information Technology and Business students embarked on two days of visiting IT and Marketing companies in Sydney during Week 3. Senior IT visited Atlassian where they participated in panel discussions, workshops and office tours with women working in the IT industry. They also visited Saber Astronautics to see how satellite and mission control software is being used to assist space programs across the world. Business students spent the morning in Darling Harbour identifying marketing strategies used by businesses in the area. The afternoon took them to Taronga Zoo where they heard from staff about how the zoo is marketed, business plans and even got to meet a few of the animals. The group completed their Sydney experience with a trip to Google’s Sydney headquarters. They heard from a panel of engineers and developers about life in the IT industry, how to create your path through study and work and opportunities for employment. They finished with a tour of the offices and now have a few things to say about their requirements for the interior of the new Learning Commons. Huge thanks to staff at Atlassian, Saber Astro and Google for making these experiences available to our students. Juliette Major ICT Coordinator

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STEM Sista visiting companies and working with industry professionals to scope out careers in IT.

Students in Senior IT were invited to attend workshops with three major Information Technology companies in order to prepare for interview, work experience and to think about careers in the industry. Cebita Santhosh and Mia Staines attended with thanks to generous sponsors and spent three days

“STEM Sistas was an amazing experience. It was a great time for bonding with other girls from other schools while learning skills that are necessary for work. We visited BAE Systems, SYPAQ and Microsoft. Our places at the workshop were possible with thanks to very generous sponsors and we would like to thank them. Having guest speakers talk to us about their careers was very beneficial as I was able to understand different career options in STEM. Overall, I really enjoyed the workshop.” Cebita Santhosh Year 11

“The STEM Sista Program is a three-day program for girls interested in the STEM subjects. I had the opportunity to join this program, where I was able to share my interest in STEM with others as well as gain helpful life skills. The program had guest speakers from different tech companies which gave us an insight on what they do and how they got to where they are today. It has taught me helpful life skills such as goal setting, job interviews and applications and much more. This program has motivated me to pursue my interests in STEM as well as to constantly develop my skills and learning.” Mia Staines Year 11

Women in Aviation/ Aerospace Summit On Tuesday 14 August, Alexandra Edwards (Year 12) and Mandeep Kaur (Year 11) represented St Clare’s College at the Women in Aviation/Aerospace Summit. With a focus on STEM; the annual summit will reached new heights, as both women and men celebrated change in the industry, through engaging conversations, ideas, panel discussions and influential talks to encourage a more inclusive and diverse workforce.

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Juliette Major, ICT Coordinator was invited to speak at the event. Her address spoke about empowering girls to seek a STEM career. Recently Juliette was one of the consulting teachers who worked with the Australian Department of Defence on planning and delivery of the Girls Programming Network, a recent imitative that aims to connect girls in school with female role models and ICT professionals.

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Shine Conference On Wednesday 7 August both Year 9 and 10 Youth Ministry classes attended the annual Shine Conference at Marist College along with 500 plus other students from around the Diocese. The theme for the day was The Truth – Life equals Love. Students had opportunities throughout the day to listen to many guest speakers, watch dramas, hear testimonies, participate in a variety of workshops, partake in a Q & A panel and take time out to pray. Each student completed two workshops on the day which focussed on Testimonies, Drama, Ice Breakers, Discipleship, Social Justice, Music Ministry, The earth we live in, What is the deal with sex, Baptism, Leadership and Faith and Social Media. Upon returning to school that afternoon our students were asked to set themselves a goal. The following were just some of the actions our Youth Ministers hope to put into place.

“It is ok to not know everything; my journey will lead me to learn.”

“Pray more and let myself be loved.”

“God doesn’t hide from you; you hide from God.”

“Commit to my faith and be proud to share my beliefs.”

“Seek God through music.”

Marie Manning Mission and Ministry Coordinator

“Not to be afraid to open up to God.”

Charity Assembly

On Wednesday 7 August our Second Charity Day assembly was held to introduce the staff and students to the work of Catholic Missions, Clare Holland House and L’Arche. Our guest speakers highlighted the work their organisation does within the Local and International community. They stressed the importance of raising awareness as well as highlighting the need for financial support. This valuable insight into the work these charities do certainly motivated us all to support our Charity Days this term in Week 6 for L’Arche and Week 10 for Clare Holland House, with an ongoing commitment to Catholic Missions. Marie Manning Mission and Ministry Coordinator

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Fees Reminder

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 (02) 6260 9461 if an adjustment is needed. Accounts Clerk

SMS Number for Absences St Clare’s will now be accepting text messages to explain short-term absences. Parents and/or Carers are able to send an SMS text message to 0458 029 452. Please include the student’s full name, year level and PC group along with the dates and type of absence in your message. Please note the mobile number is for text messages only. Parents and carers are also able to leave a voice message on (02) 6260 9494. If you would like to speak to someone regarding an attendance matter, please phone (02) 6260 9408.

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South Canberra Years 7/8 Football Championships Mawson Ovals Tuesday 13 August With a two win, three loss (two by the single goal) record the St Clare’s College Years 7/8 Football team finished 8th overall at this year’s South Canberra Championships. Finishing the day with more goals scored than conceded spoke volumes for the attacking style of the team and was a feather in their cap against some quality (and invariably larger) opposition. Great keeping from Zoe Brown kept the team in the game in a 0-1 loss to St Mary MacKillop College in game one to have the team chasing points from the get go. SCC rebounded in fine style with a crushing 6-0 victory over Caroline Chisholm High School, Imogen Johnston bagging a brace to go with Katrina Brown’s double. Ainsley Fisher opened the scoring in this one with Holing Haling slotting a nice left footed Holly on the spot goal early in the second half. Katrina’s tightly angled (some would say impossibly angled!!!) 20 metre shot into the top back left corner was the tournament highlight. Talk of a possible semi-final berth disappeared quickly when SCC were put to the sword by a very powerful and creative Melrose High team in game 3, but the team bounced back in style with a 2-0 win after unleashing now goal scoring keeper Zoe Brown on an unsuspecting Alfred Deakin High in the next match. In a game that could easily have ended with half a dozen goals Alyssa Di Campli shone, and her blistering thirty metre (yes, every bit of thirty metres!) shot brought not only the save of the day from the ADHS goalie but ten minutes of solid hand wringing afterwards. Sara Sari played the back post perfectly to pick up her debut SCC goal and the team’s second. Kudos goes to Asmi Sharma who kept a confident clean sheet between the posts. Zoe got SCC off to a flier in the classification game with another sweet strike but Trinity Christian School showed real resolve to hunt the deficit down and then score the winner with about five minutes left on the clock.

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Throughout the day Zoe Stimson and Anna Bolton shared the right wing role admirably in their first competitive football outing, whilst Olivia Rizzuto’s versatility was on display in midfield, wide and defensive roles. Isabella Laria also gave the team plenty in numerous positions. By the end of the day Medben Aboy owed left back and was ably supported by a technically sound Georia Mertz in the centre of defence. Ashley Patton, the team’s third debutante, was voted as the Player’s Player by her teammates after demonstrating a silky-smooth set of skills and amazing decision making and coolness under pressure. This was a debut for the ages! The Coach’s Award went to Katrina Brown. Thanks goes to Captain of Football Elizabeth Edwards who refereed all day. Squad: Medben Aboy, Anna Bolton, Katrina Brown, Zoe Brown, Alyssa Di Campli, Ainsley Fisher, Holly Haling, Imogen Johnston, Isabella Laria, Georgia Mertz, Ashley Patton, Olivia Rizzuto, Sara Sari, Asmi Sharma and Zoe Stimson. David Garrity Sports Facilitator

Years 9/10 South Canberra Football Championships Mawson Ovals Tuesday 20 August A very young Year 9/10 team (11 Year 9s and 1 Year 10) put up a great showing at the South Canberra Championships finishing third on the day and booking a place in the ACT Championship Finals on August 29. Victory over the Champions on the day in the pool match was counterbalanced by a close semi-final loss to the same opposition, eventually consigning the team to the third /fourth play-off match. By way of the first goal in a 1-1 draw with Mt Stromlo High School the team claimed the bronze medal. A super angled first half strike from Tara Finlen separated the teams in the opener against Telopea, and with three points in the bag the team took to the Round 2 clash with St Mary MacKillop College with great confidence. A brilliant save from keeper Neve Watts kept the team from going two down in the first half after an early MacKillop goal, before a great second half fightback saw goals from Rachel Hill and Tara get the team over the line. Tara then scored a cracker with a long range shot as the third game ended 1-1 against Mt Stromlo High, and with seven points a top four finish and ACT Championship qualification was assured. Shania Settin chimed in with the team’s only goal in a 1-3 loss to eventual runners up Melrose High School in the final pool match.

A brilliant Neeta Antony goal line clearance wasn’t enough to save the team in the semi as MacKillop extracted revenge for the earlier loss and headed to the final. Early pressure on the Stromlo goal and Tara’s cool head under pressure saw the team take an early lead in the game for bronze, and with Neve constantly foiling Stromlo’s attack the team hung on to claim third place. At the conclusion of the day Neve Watts was awarded the Player’s Player Award, with Neeta Antony and Tara Finlen being joint recipients of the Coach’s Award. Squad: Neeta Antony, Isobel Bujaroski, Tara Finlen, Rachel Hill, Riya Kashyap, Lillian Martone, Chloe McPherson, Lucia Roberts, Shania Settin, Phoebe Sofatzis, Neve Watts and Ashalinn Webster

St Clare’s Dragon Boating 2019 - 2020 There will be a meeting in Week 7 for all students interested in being a part of the Saints Dragon Boating team for season 2019-2020. The dragon boating season runs from the beginning of Term 4 2019 through to the end of Term 1 in 2020. Details are as follows: Training times: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 3.45 until 5pm at the Canberra Yacht Club Yarralumla, commencing Week 1 Term 4. As supervising staff are required to stay until the last student leaves pick up time is strictly 5pm. Competition times: Regattas will be held on Saturdays throughout Terms 4 and 1. There is likely to be two or three regattas this year. Dates to be advised. Cost: There is a $200 Dragon Boating ACT membership/registration fee payable by all paddlers. This is paid directly to the DBACT portal. There is also a $25 St Clare’s levy to be paid into Qkr! from the start of Term 4. Please contact Mr Garrity if you require further information #thetimeisnow

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IN THE HEADLINES National Gymnast

ACT Weightlifting Champion

Legally Blonde!

Rebecca Rainey (Year 9) will be competing at the National Club Gymnastics Carnival on Gold Coast from 16 to 20 September. Rebecca will also be representing Australia at the Women's Artistic Gymnastics Levels Tour in New Zealand from 1 to 5 October. We wish Rebecca the best of luck for both the competitions.

Congratulations to Caitlin Fitzgerald (Year 8) who recently became the ACT State Champion in the 55kg Division at the ACT Weightlifting Championships on Saturday 10 August, held at SFS Crossfit Gym.

Lara Pulcani (Year 10) is performing in the Philo Production of Legally Blonde in Erindale Theatre from 22 August to 7 September. Congratulations Lara!

Dance Eisteddford

Dancing at Disneyworld

Representing ACT in Touch Football

Bronte Wright (Year 10), Sarah Potter (Year 11) and Kiara Ciuffetelli (Year 12) from the Lisa Clark Dance Centre, competed as Soloists in the Open Age Sections of the City of Orange Dance Eisteddfod in August.

Emily Papp (Year 12) will be travelling to Orlando, Florida to perform at Disneyworld and Universal Studidos with her performance troupe, Pointe 2 Pointe at the end of September.

Congratulations to Madeleine Kelly (Year 12) and Mackenzie Browne (Year 12) for representing the ACT in Touch Football at the National Youth Championships in Coloundra, Queensland.

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Stephanie Hawkins

Class of 1991

Since finishing at St Clare’s in the class of 1991 Stephanie stayed in Canberra to complete her studies at the ANU and Canberra University with a Bachelor Arts in Art History and Curatorship and Graduate Diploma in Applied Science in Cultural Heritage Management. While studying Stephanie worked at the National Gallery of Australia managing the bookshop and volunteering with the Aboriginal Art collection where she was introduced to the textiles and pottery of the Tiwi Islands. In 1999, Stephanie started a new chapter up in the Northern Territory in Pirlangimpi, a remote Aboriginal Community located on Melville Island, Australia’s second largest island, as the Art Centre Manager for Munupi Arts and Crafts.

morphed over time with a more focused role of Cultural Tourism Development across the NT. After machinery of government changes this position eventually became responsible for business development across the Northern part of the NT across all industries. This path has led Steph to her current position with the NT Government and Director of Aboriginal Business Enterprise Development and Community Engagement with the Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development with a focus on remote housing delivery across the NT. Career wise Steph has always been involved in community development and working with community to build local economy.

After a trip overseas to travel through Spain and Morocco, Steph returned to Darwin with a new role Industry Development Officer then progressing to CEO with the peak body for Aboriginal Art Centres and artists across the Kimberley and Northern Territory, ANKAA. After several years of visiting remote art centres, working with Aboriginal artists and experiencing some of Australia’s most remote, pristine and extraordinary country. Steph took up a role with the Northern Territory Government delivering the Indigenous Art Strategy. An opportunity arose for Steph to work in cultural and environmental tourism development with the then NT Convention Bureau (now known as Tourism NT). This role

Steph has been fortunate that her career has included travel and working with a diverse range of people from many different cultures and life stories. During this time Steph started a Bachelor of Laws (graduate) at Charles Darwin University, started a family - her daughter just turned six. Steph has been on a number of boards including RSPCA Darwin, RSPCA Australia, and Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation and is now on her daughters School Council. Steph stays in contact with many of her peers from St Clare’s and some have lived or passed through Darwin on occasion. In October Steph is proud to be graduating from CDU with her law degree with Honours. The question is what’s next …

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


Upcoming Events Sunday 1 September

Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 September

Wednesday 4 to Sunday 8 September

ACT Snowsports School’s Cup

Year 12 AST Exams

Snow Sports Championships

Thursday 5 September

Friday 6 September

Tuesday 10 September

ASC Basketball

ICAS Science Competition

12U ACT Championships at AIS Year 9 Actors to Work

Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 September Year 9 Camp Dance Festival (Years 9 - 12)

Tuesday 17 September 13+ ACT Athletics Championships Vietnam, Dusted Off (Year 10)

Friday 13 September

Saturday 14 September

Youth Rally 5pm - 9pm

Senior Physics and Chemistry Trip to ANSTO

Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 September

Friday 20 September

Lord of the Flies - Middle School Production Performances

Grandparents Day

Fightin’ the Kaiser (Year 9)

Vinnies Sleepout

6.00 pm Friday 18 October to 8.30am Saturday 19 October in the College Gym. Cost is $10 a ticket.

Vinnies Night In

Come for a movie night at the College to raise money for Vinnies. Tickets are $10 and entry includes popcorn and a drink.Pizza will be available for $3 per slice.

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Presents

Lord of the Flies Writen by William Golding and adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams

A Middle School Production for Years 7 to 9 St Clare’s College Hall Matinée 10am - 2pm Wednesday 18 September Evening Performances 6pm - 10pm Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 September 2019 Tickets available through Qkr!

TICKETS ON SALE SOON!


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