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Edition 6 15 June 2018

In this edition

Principal’s Message We are approaching the end of term and the girls are busy undertaking exams, oral presentations and assessment that are due over the next few weeks. The formal exam period runs from the 7-19 June. We wish the girls well for their exams. Our Senior Drama students performed An Evening of Shakespeare at the College on the 24 May and on the 14 June. The students performed progressive scenes from Shakespeare around the College grounds. I had the pleasure of attending the Addams Family musical at Marist College Canberra on Saturday 2 June. It was a delight to see our students perform in this musical. The creative capacity of our students was further showcased on 4 June at the Senior Art and Design Exhibition. The quality of student work in the Art and Design Exhibition, including Design and Technology projects was extremely high. Mrs Sharyn Quirk, Assistant Principal – Curriculum and Assessment received an Australian Council of Educational Leadership (ACEL) Excellence Award this week for services to education and leadership at St Clare’s College-congratulations to Sharyn on this prestigious

acknowledgment of her hard work over a number of years. Nathan Tyler will be acting Assistant Principal – Curriculum and Assessment in Sharyn’s absence for Weeks 9 and 10 this term as she embarks on study leave to Rome. We are currently processing enrolment applications for Years 7 and 11 in 2019. There has been a strong demand for places which is a very positive situation for the College. Notifications regarding places for Year 7, 2019 will be sent out in late June while students continuing into Year 11 are required to pay the enrolment fee to secure their place by mid-July. Best Wishes Brad Cooney Principal

Principal’s Message

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Vinnies CEO Sleepout

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From the Desk of the AP Curriculum and Assessment

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Meet our Teachers

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Year 7 Camp

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Science at St Clare's

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Chemistry in Action

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Senior Art and Design Exhibition 10 Charity Days

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da Vinci Decathlon

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Year 9 Respectful Relationships

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YLead

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Batyr Program

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Year 9 Civics and Citizenship

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Year 7 SOSE Class

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Japanese Sister School

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Japan Study Tour

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Visit from Dr Lucas

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Library App Now Available

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The Essential Ingredients of SCC Debating

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Falling: Middle School Play

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Representative Sport

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Weekend Netball

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Maths Help

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Fees Reminder

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Winter Uniform

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Share the Dignity

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School TV

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Inspirational Women

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In the Headlines

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Parent Advice

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Marymead Buy a Brick Campaign 28 Upcoming Events

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Notices

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Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Every night around 183 children in Canberra are experiencing homelessness. Principal Brad Cooney will be participating in this years Vinnies CEO Sleepout on 21 June. If you would like to donate to help him reach his goal of raising $2000 please do so by going to ceosleepout.org.au and searching for 'Brad Cooney' in the 'Find a CEO or a team' search.

From the Desk of the AP Curriculum and Assessment

“To effectively communicate, we must realise that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” - Anthony Robbins Over the last three editions of Tidings, I have presented for you a range of skills that I consider vital for students to both assimilate material and learn in the correct fashion.

Critical thinking, creativity and collaboration, all represent important concepts for students at St Clare’s College to embrace; they are also essential concepts that may be practiced within the family home. These three concepts, I feel, are tied together by the fourth component, namely, communication. Without the ability to communicate effectively, the advantage to be gained from thinking critically, acting collaboratively and possessing a creative mindset, are eroded.

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“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

Simply put, communication is about being understood. While it may assume many forms and be delivered through different mediums, if the message cannot be conveyed to a level of understanding to the intended recipient, then it represents less than effective communication. I will focus on two critical areas of communication; its delivery and the manner in which the mode of communication may be selected. The delivery of instruction within the classroom can only be measured by the effectiveness of the manner in which it is received and understood. At St Clare’s College, as part of the growth mindset approach to education, teachers are encouraged to not only deliver a curriculum, but also deliver effective education by adapting their communication style


to that of the needs of the students. While this will never be a perfect union due to the different learning styles within each classroom, the ability of teachers to relate to their students is emphasised. The most eloquently delivered lesson means little if it is not reaching the needs of the intended audience. Similarly, students constantly are encouraged to develop their communication styles, both within the College environment and at home. Discussions, debates, collaboration and in-class contributions all combine to enhance the communicative make-up of the students and contribute to the development of their overall communication skills. Be the method of communication oral, written or visual, students are encouraged to express themselves freely in an environment that nurtures and values their contribution. Communication is also conveyed through the manner of reference materials used by the students, both in the classrooms and at home. I have spoken earlier about the need for critical thinking to be more than the superficial examination of the Internet. It involves asking deeper questions of the material at hand and, most importantly, selecting the right medium by which to access that material.

The rapid advent of technology narrows the scope of many students to rely solely on the electronic medium to draw source or reference material required for their learning outcomes. And yet studies show us that the cognitive capacity of young minds varies significantly between reading information from a book and reading that same material from a screen. If this is so, how do we as educators (parents and teachers alike) understand what the optimal approach to a student’s learning should be? The answer lies in allowing a student to make that choice. In making this choice, however, the student needs to have a developed sense of the options available to inform which communication medium is best suited to their learning outcome. It may be a book; it may be a screen; it may be aural; it may be visual; it may be through practical demonstration and involvement. Appreciating the scope for all these communication mediums to be relevant to a student’s broad education in whole or part, St Clare’s College remains encouraging of the use of all these materials; allowing students to find the best fit for them. The solution cannot be prescriptive as each student may vary in the balance between these communication styles in optimising their learning. The delivery of the curriculum therefore embraces a range of communication

styles, allowing all students to be better informed of the style that may result for them in the best learning outcome. All communication styles have value, but some are more relevant than others in adopting the ideal communication style. In all facets of behaviour and relationships, how we communicate determines the quality of information we take in and the extent to which that information may be relevant to our lives. As teachers, we need to ensure communication strategies recognise the needs of students—not those of the teacher. Equally, it is incumbent on every student to explore the difference sources and methods of communication to find the balance between these and to enhance their learning as a consequence. Without effective communication, we cannot create an effective and efficient learning process. At St Clare’s College, we strive to achieve an active and healthy communication environment, one in which ideas and concepts may be exchanged freely. Communication brings all aspects of the growth mindset approach together and remains fundamental to education. Sharyn Quirk Assistant Principal Curriculum and Assessment

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

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Meet our Teachers... Marie Manning, Mission and Ministry Coordinator As the eldest of seven children and growing up on a country farm, I needed to leave home at the age of 17 to complete my Bachelor of Education, majoring in Geography, History and Religious Education. My first appointment was to St Columba’s in Springwood where I relished being in the position of Sports Coordinator. Upon moving to Canberra to marry my AFP husband, I worked at SFX in Florey in the roles of Year Coordinator, Acting REC and SOSE Coordinator. In July 1995, I moved across to St Clare’s as Year Coordinator. My personal association with the College, extends now to 23 years. In that time, I have taught across a range of subjects including Religious Education, Geography, History, Civics and Citizenship,

Business and Economics, English, Science and Maths. I have lived off and on overseas in that time due to my husband's working commitments with the UN in The Hague, New York and AFP in Dubai. While on posting I have been fortunate to work for the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, the Australian consulate in Dubai, become a mum finally, been a relief teacher, florist, swimming and parenting instructor (PET) as well as backpacking extensively around the world. I am a passionate, energetic and creative person, challenging myself on a daily basis to live life to the full. I love my family, my friends, teaching and my new role as Mission and Ministry Coordinator.

Lisa Summerville, Teaching and Learning Coordinator a genuine sense of belonging here, and I appreciate the professional opportunities for growth that I experience each day.

I commenced in the role of Teaching and Learning Coordinator this year. I began my educational journey at St Clare’s College in Term 4 2015 on a teaching contract, before moving into the role of Dean of Senior Students for the past two years. I really enjoy working within the St Clare’s College community, I feel

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For the past 19 years, I have been educating students in the areas of music and drama. I studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University in operatic singing and have worked for the past 19 years, mainly in Queensland prior to arriving in Canberra in 2015. Growing up on a dairy farm in South East Queensland, I value spending time in nature, and am very passionate about keeping fit and healthy in my personal time. Over the past 15 years, I have worked in Catholic schools, a very deliberate choice; as my own values align well with the values and ethos of Catholic education. The qualities of humility, respect, honesty, dignity and trust are very important to me

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

in all aspects of my life, and my classroom and leadership practice always focus on these values. As Teaching and Learning Coordinator I am fortunate in that this role enables me to work closely with both my colleagues and all students in Years 7 – 12. Overall, my role can be summarised as developing and implementing programs and processes that assist and support the educational growth of students. This includes the College Literacy and Numeracy focus, external testing processes and preparation (eg PAT, PISA, NAPLAN, AST, TIMMS), exam blocks for 9 – 12 students, course counselling and subject selection, BSSS (Board of Senior Secondary Studies) moderation of senior curriculum, and support to students (and their parents) with medical needs that impact on learning achievement.


Juliette Major, Information Technology Coordinator

My role as Information Technology Coordinator, is to assist our staff with the integration of technology in their classrooms, use our software systems and to assist our students to use technology to enhance their learning. I get to learn with my students and I think robotics, the internet and technology tools are so much fun! I’ve been involved in IT since 1996 when someone showed me how to use a web browser to search for my favourite sci-fi program (Battlestar Galactica thank you very much) and chat online in real time with people around the world. Totally in love with innovation and disruptive technologies, I became an IT Coordinator and went on to work

in schools in the ACT and NSW as a Learning Technology Coordinator for the Catholic Education Office. When my son was born I decided to complete a Master of Education in ICT whilst working part time in the IT industry as a system administrator and web consultant for our Archdiocesan schools. Not satisfied with having a few hours left over to sleep at night I took up certification as an RTO trainer and gained a Certifcate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology. I had ten years of experience working with young women as a Guides Australia Leader and I think that Guiding and Scouting helped shape who I am today. My classrooms are relaxed and fun as we explore the Digital Technologies curriculum. I’m passionate about coffee (flat white 1 sugar) and making connections for our students with industry so that they have better pathways to careers and further education opportunities. In 2016, I was awarded the Australian Computer Society “Leoni Warne Medal” for services to women in the IT industry. This was the first

time the award had been given to an educator and it’s something I am extremely proud of. It is my role at the College that provided me with opportunities to connect our students and the wider Canberra community with industry and help them establish pathways to careers. In the last year my role has taken me overseas with our students as we learn more about how our work with information technology makes an impact on the world. I sit on two committees for the Information Technology Teachers of the ACT and the Australian Computer Society Canberra Executive Branch. I treasure my time with my family and friends and at work I’m constantly seeking opportunities for our students to participate in fun and exciting IT events. You’ll often find me at the College on weekends during robotics season with our teams preparing to compete. I love the relationships we build within our College community and hold our students near and dear to my heart as we learn together and I help them develop their appreciation of 80s music.

Meredith Barnes, SOSE and English Teacher I am excited to have joined the St Clare’s community as a SOSE and English teacher this year, having moved back to my hometown of Canberra after living in other parts of Australia and overseas for the past 12 years. Before moving to Canberra, I was teaching Humanities and Politics & Law in Perth while also doing the Teach for Australia Leadership and Development Program. Before starting my career in teaching, I worked in education policy at the NSW Department of Education, where I worked to reform the vocational education and training

sector. At university I studied Politics & International Relations and Visual Arts at the University of New South Wales. I have recently completed my Masters of Teaching through Deakin University. My background and experience have given me a passion for building student’s innate creativity, helping students find their voice and increasing their social and political awareness. In the classroom I focus on fostering curiosity and developing girls writing and communication skills to help them speak up about issues they are passionate about.

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Year 7 Camp Tuesday 12 to 14 June

When Year 7 first arrived at Collaroy, the place was nothing like anything we were used to. It felt free and welcoming. All the roads were lined with trees and many people spotted wildlife amongst the bushes. In the bush, all the activities were set-up ready for us, they included high ropes, archery and the giant swing. The high ropes and the giant swing both required harnesses and were two of the most popular activities. The high ropes consisted of two levels, one higher than the other. Both of the levels had six obstacles to complete before going down a miniature flying fox. To do the giant swing, one person in the group was pulled 14 meters into the air by the rest of the group, before breaking a rope and swinging across the tops of the trees. Year 7 had a fantastic time and everyone cannot wait for the next camp in Year 9. Tylah Baker Year 7

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“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.� Philippians 4:13


“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.� Philippians 4:13

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Science at St Clare's

days I am sure that there will be articles on global warming, cloning, DNA evidence, drugs and nuclear activities. It is our goal to help the students unpack this information and make informed personal choices. We do this within the guidelines of the Australian National Curriculum. We use a wide variety of instructional techniques and an ever developing curriculum design to improve students’ learning and enable them to meet the national standards. We teach them that science is a process as well as a knowledge base. Students need to learn the language of science (which is hard) to get the most out of the process. We believe that our students learn best by being involved not only in the content required but also with the methodology of science. As I look at the Year 7 students I try to remember what it was like in a science class when I was their age. I realise that process was not taught. It was all about content.

There has been much commotion in the press and the wider society about girls in Science and as a department we are looking carefully at what this means in our community. This year, for the first time in a number of years I am teaching two Year 7 science classes. As I started to get to know them, I was astounded by the number of girls who told me they were not good at Science. When students come to us with these preconceived ideas it can be hard to engage them in the study of Science.

At St Clare’s we believe that all our students can succeed in this subject. Science is everywhere. The cars and buses that they come to school in are a product of many areas of science and technology, including engineering and innovation. The system of roads, lights and footpaths is carefully designed by engineers and planners. Outside the bus,

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sunshine is turned into energy by plants and oxygen is created. The smart phones that they are attached to are a marvel of computing engineering. The teaching of Science at St Clare’s is founded on the process often referred to as the scientific method. The scientific method is about teaching them how to think, learn, solve problems and make informed decisions. This same process can be used by students to organise plans and thoughts, solve problems and make informed decisions. As Science educators at St Clare’s College we endeavour to make our students as scientifically literate as possible. We want to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the processes required to understand the technology and the products of science that surround them. We live in an age of constant scientific discovery. In the next few

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

As students progress through their years at St Clare’s we continue to provide a greater variety of subjects for them to study in their senior years. Our numbers in these years are increasing. Recently we added an Earth and Environmental Science course and are currently working on introducing a Human Biology course. Getting back to the idea that “I am not good at Science”: I regularly have problems with technology and it is often these students who offer to help me. They usually fix the problem. Shifting students’ perception of science and their ability in this subject is foundational to what we do. We want students to realise that facts in isolation, although good, are often meaningless. The world is facing many, very real, scientific issues. Basic scientific literacy and the ability to tackle day to day problems is the goal of our faculty. Janet Worontschak Science Coordinator


Chemistry in Action: Titration Stakes

The annual titration stakes are, arguably, the premier chemistry event of the ACT schools calendar. Teams of three from across the Territory come together at the Australian National University for one night, they have only one purpose – titration. The Year 12 Chemistry classes have been studying and practicing this blend of fine motor skill and scientific understanding throughout the semester. On Tuesday 29 May we took two teams to this competition. The air was tense, the focus so thick you could cut it with a blunt scalpel and the knowledge that one drop too far could mean the difference between eternal glory and obscurity. Our teams both did very well and we were competitive on the night, but alas, the title of Royal Australian Chemical Institute Titration Stakes Winner was not ours this year. Plenty of fun was had and each student had the opportunity to engage in practical chemistry at one of Australia’s premier tertiary institutions. Titration Stakes 2019 here we come. Avril Baker Science Teacher

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

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Senior Art and Design Exhibition On Monday 4 June, we held our Senior Art and Design Exhibition. The evening saw a number of families, members of the community and past students grace the exhibition which showcased fabulous works across the curriculum areas of Visual Arts, Design Technology, Graphic Design and Photography. The students work responded to contemporary issues with the technical skill and creative thinking demanded of a vibrant and innovative visual language. The evening was catered for by the Hospitality students. The next Art and Design Exhibition will be on in November and will feature work from Years 7 to 12. Vanessa Johnson and Jojo Chen, Art & Languages Coordinator and Acting Technologies Coordinator

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“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.� Philippians 4:13


“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.� Philippians 4:13

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Charity Days On Thursday 31 May and Wednesday 6 June our College community came together to raise much needed funds and awareness of our House Charities - Home in Queanbeyan and Clare Holland House. Our House Captains creatively came up with ways to raise awareness of their House Charity, including an appreciation board devoted to acknowledging all those we love and cherish (Clare Holland House) and retelling the life story of residents of Home who have benefited from the facilities this organisation provides. At recess and lunch on each day the College community had the opportunity to financially support these charities by purchasing baked goodies, lollies, hot chocolate, Goodberry's, BBQ sausages, Costco pizza and even participating in a lip sync competition which showcased some amazing talent. On behalf of the House Captains of Alinda, Makara, Ulamina and Wirana, I wish to extend a huge thank you to all those students, staff and parents who gave so willingly of their time and so generously of their money to support the much needed work both these charities do within the local community. Marie Manning Mission and Ministry Coordinator

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“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.� Philippians 4:13


Da Vinci Decathlon

St Clare’s sent a Year 7 team and a Year 8 team to the ACT da Vinci Decathlon on Thursday 31 May. Each year the competition requires the students to work in a team to solve a range of challenges that all revolve around a central theme. This year, that theme was memories. One of the newer categories in the competition is called Ideation and it requires students to read information about a problem and try to come up with an idea that could help solve it. This year, that challenge was how to solve memory loss for people with Alzheimer’s or Post Traumatic Amnesia. Our teams had to put together a poem and artwork that used minimalist words and images to convey a powerful memory and they both scored highly in each of their age groups. On the whole, St Clare’s had a very successful day. Both teams placed in the top ten for Engineering, Science and Code Breaking with our Year 8 team taking out top ten positions in Art, Poetry and English and our Year 7 Team placing very well in Maths.

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Memories

Girls are weak Blondes are dumb These are stereotypes What has society become?

Smoke and fire tingle at my tongue, That stench of war returning. Bombs rain down, destroying homes, My whole world, just burning.

Women are trees We rise and we fall But we will come back Once and for all

Those terrified faces haunt me Ghost-white before their demise, Running desperately for my life I escaped! But, with a price.

Women work Women win Women have Fire from within

Trapped inside this memory, Cut off from reality’s bliss Suffocating, the darkness engulfs me I must, I must, escape from this.

Women are abused Women are oppressed Stop using us It’s not that complex

Breaking away the chains Holding me back from life The past cannot contain me now I am free of my strife.

We need to stand up And fight for our rights We are girls and We WILL reach new HEIGHTS

- Year 8 da Vinci team

- Year 7 da Vinci Team

Each year this event is a great opportunity for students to extend themselves and express their creativity and problem solving skills in a team environment. Avril Baker Science Teacher

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

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Year 9 Respectful Relationships Day

On Monday 4 June, Year 9 students took part in a Respectful Relationships Day along with St Edmund's College. The day complements the Sexual Assault Prevention Program for Secondary Schools and featured guest speaker Mr Brent Sanders. The content focused on relationships, sexual/ indecent assault and consent. The sessions included open discussions with regard to common misinterpretations around these areas and clarification of relevant legal definitions and consequences. Elle Boller, Year 9 Coordinator

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“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.� Philippians 4:13


YLead Conference

On Monday 4 June, thirty-one Year 9 students went to the YLEAD Conference held at University of Canberra. This conference was created for Year 9 students to help them develop their knowledge of self worth, determination and communication. The guest speakers: Zach Bryers, Rowie Mcevoy and Nip Wijewickrema, spoke about their own struggles and how they overcame them with spirit and a drive for happines. We all had a lot of fun embracing the opportunity, making new friends from schools all over Canberra and NSW. We participated in activities about learning new skills and becoming the next leaders of the world. Thank you to Ms Bright and Ms Crompton who accompanied us on the day. Grace McCarter Year 9

"It was fantastic that we had so many schools involved and we were urged to involve and socialise with everyone. The speakers has really engaging and had motivational stories that encouraged all of the girls to think about their efforts and decisions in the future. It was the student's responsibility to take charge of the situation whether it be finding a partner or asking a question. The whole day was focused entirely around Year 9 students with things that we could all relate to. There was a strong theme saying that we were the next leaders of the world and I think that is a really important message to share with 14 and 15 year olds alike." Sophie Thorp Year 9

Batyr Program

Batyr is a mental health organisation created and driven by young people for young people. Through the power of storytelling, they empower students to be mentally healthy with the aim of helping to prevent youth suicide. On 30 May in PC time, Year 12 participated in their fourth Batyr program called "Future Proof", exploring strategies the students can use to help keep them mentally healthy while embarking on their new futures which is an exciting but daunting time. The girls created a legacy to leave behind for current and future students of St Clare's by sharing ideas and positive message on the Batyr poster. Trish Brown Year 12 Coordinator

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.� Philippians 4:13

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Year 9 Civics and Citizenship Mrs Blackshaw’s Civics and Citizenship class participated in a range of activities during the Semester.

This unit allowed us to develop a deeper understanding of Australian democracy and the nation's court system. It helped develop our understanding by personal experience which was incorporated via excursions and a role play. On the excursions we visited the Supreme Court and the Magistrates Court. During our visit to the Supreme Court we had a talk from a Sheriff who was happy to answer any questions we had about the courtrooms. The class role play was a fun way to see how trials are perceived and everyone was engaged and enjoyed the activity. These methods of teaching were engaging and developed a better understanding of the course. Our assignment focused on Australia's Constitutional background, by analysing referendums and identifying how they have effected the modern Constitution. Casey Van Duran and Annaliese Soper Year 9

Year 7 SoSE

This semester in Mrs Blackshaw's SOSE class, we have learnt so much about Business, Economics and Geography. In Business and Economics, we learnt about entrepreneurs and how they make a successful business. We created our own business which taught us about budgets, income and expenditure. Businesses included a bakery called "Made in Heaven" and a horse riding business. The knowledge we have gained will be helpful later in our lives. In Geography, we learnt all about the world’s water supply, including Australia. Did you know that 1 kilogram of beef consumes 50,000 litres of water? We also learnt how to create graphs, including pie and line graphs. Some key things we learnt was the water cycle and how to save water. It is really important to have a sustainable water source. We also made creative models of flooding using play doh of a scene before, during and after the flood. Over the semester we have learnt so much in SOSE and it has been heaps of fun. Imogen Johnson and Abigail Cubitt Year 7

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“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13


Japanese Sister School

Over the last year we have been in negotiations with Soshin Girls High School in Yokohama, Japan to establish a sister school relationship. On 25 May, Ms Miwako Mori, the Head of International Student Exchange Committee visited with the

Art and Languages Faculty and the Executive team to discuss details for future exchange programs. Initially, we will host two girls from Soshin High School who will attend St Clare's College in Term 1, 2019.

St Clare's College Years 10-12 students will have the opportunity to go to Soshin High School for three weeks in January. Please contact me if you are interested in this opportunity for your daughter. We are looking for host families that would like to host these students for a minimum of 3 weeks each between 26 January and 30 March 2019. Families will be provided with assistance that can go towards transport to and from school, meals, accommodation in their own room, and sightseeing. Please let me know if you are interested in hosting these students. Lisa.Bourne@stcc.act.edu.au Lisa Bourne Assitant Arts and Languages Coordinator

Japan Study Tour During the last week of Term 3 and into the school holidays, students from Years 10 to 12 will be attending the Japan Study Tour. Kayla Pheeney, class of 2016, visited the Year 10 Japanese class to share her experience on the 2015 tour:

"I graduated from St Clare’s College in 2016. I took Japanese from Year 7 through to Year 12 and I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I made during my time at the College. During this time, I was privileged enough to be a part of the 2015 Japan Study Tour. The opportunities I was presented with during this trip continue to be some of my fondest and most cherished memories. The highlight for me was being able to hang the thousand paper cranes that, we as students had collectively made, at the Children’s Peace Memorial in Hiroshima. It was an incredibly moving experience and one that I will hold dear to my heart. For the girls travelling to Japan later this year, go with an open mind and heart and embrace every single experience that you are presented with. There is so much out there in the world for you to explore and experience and this trip is such an amazing opportunity to do so alongside your wonderful peers and incredible teachers." Kayla Pheeney Class of 2016

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Visit from Dr Lucas Dr Richard Lucas visited Senior IT students to discuss the ethics of robotic development in the IT industry. Dr Lucas is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the ANU. The students were engaged in discussion about how robots are often anthropomorphised and whether they have the ability to care for the humans they are designed to assist. They discussed robots in popular media as well as those designed to assist humans in industry. St Clare’s College is very grateful to Dr Lucas for the work he did in preparing resources for the class and for his time spent with us. Juliette Major ICT Coordinator

Library App Now Available A Library app is now available to all students. This app is specifically designed for use on mobile phones and small mobile devices. It allows students to: }} }} }} }} }}

Search the catalogue for available resources View current loans and reserves View the Library’s latest resources Place a reservation or renew overdue items Scan ISBNs or barcodes to view information on resources

The Library app is free and can be downloaded from the app store. Once downloaded, students need to scan their personalised QR code from Oliver. Instructions on how to do this have been emailed to all students. Assistance is also available from library staff between 8am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. For more information on this app please email the.library@stcc.act.edu.au Renee Jones Learning Commons Coordinator

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“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13


The Essential Ingredients of SCC Debating

Everyone knows that in order to create something special, you need good ingredients. So here are the building blocks of the warm, exciting atmosphere we know as SCC debating. The people: Number one has to be the people. Young or old, experienced or brand new, we want them all. The people make it all possible. I mean, how could you do it without them? Katelyn: Katelyn, what would we do without her? Katelyn is our wonderful coach. Her guidance and knowledge are greatly appreciated and I am sure that if you ask anyone of us about her enthusiastic nodding they will tell you just how much they love her support and enthusiasm. Mrs Johnson: Mrs Johnson is the glue that brings SCC debating together. From encouraging us to do our best and challenging our points of view, to organising the teams,

SCC debating wouldn’t be possible without her. Open minds: This is the baking soda—the stuff that lets us grow and expand our minds. Whether it be refining our speeches, boosting our confidence or learning how to see multiple sides of a topic, there is so much we can take away from debating as long we’re open to new experiences. A sense of humour: It’s vital. I cannot count the times I have laughed at training or during prep. There is just no going without laughter with a great debating team. The ability to laugh at ridiculous topics and especially our own mistakes is one of the greatest parts of debating. Sass: No debating session will be without some fun witty remarks because debating is one of the only extra-curricular activities where you can essentially say that someone’s idea is stupid albeit in a respectful way.

A healthy dose of interschool rivalry: This is all about adding zest to each debate. There’s nothing more exciting than playful (and respectful!) competition. A less healthy mix of snacks: This one’s optional—a garnish. The occasional bag of lollies or chips adds to the atmosphere and as they say, people bond over food! With all these ingredients and more SCC debating has completed the first competition of the year in which all teams have won at least 2 debates. We must also acknowledge the Years 9/10 teams fabulous effort and achievement in reaching the finals of the Senior Open Competition. The team: Emily Fleming-Berry, Laura, Harrison, Sara Mair, Sophie Thorp. Debating Captains: Kathryn Liston and Wafa Rasheed

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Falling Middle School Production St Clare’s College is excited to announce that the inaugural Middle School Production will take place next semester! The Middle School Production project has been created for students only in Years 7, 8 and 9. Each year, this will provide younger less experienced students with the opportunity to be mentored by older students. Students will be able to develop their skills as either a performer or as a member of the Stage/Technical Theatre crew. This year the play entitled FALLING has been written specially for students at St Clare’s. The turn out to the information meeting last week of approximately 140-160 students certainly indicated the level of interest and need for a program such as this. FALLING is a fantasy-realism play which follows the journey of 5 girls who must complete a quest in order to defeat powers of darkness, understand more of themselves and embrace life fully beyond their world of social media and images. Auditions will take place next week on the 19 and 20 June. Sign-up sheets for Auditions and those wishing to be part of the stage/ technical crew have been posted outside the Drama Theatrette. Students must be available to rehearse on Wednesday afternoons commencing on the 25 July. The production will take place on the 8 and 9 of November. Good luck to all those auditioning and those expressing an interest to be part of our stage/technical crew! Vanessa Johnson Arts and Languages Coordinator

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“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13


Representative Sport

ASC Cross Country Championships Stromlo Forest Park, Friday 1 June The first day of Winter didn’t disappoint as the athletes braced themselves for a cold and blustery day out at Stromlo Forest Park. In particular the lower, more exposed sections of the course became an exercise in character building as the girls in the maroon and blue gritted their teeth and headed that last kilometre back to the relative comfort of the finish line.

South Canberra High Schools Year 9/10 Volleyball Championships Tuggeranong Stadium Thursday 31 May

Round 3 saw a narrow one point loss to Calwell High School in a very competitive and close match. The team then made a great comeback with a 35-28 win against St Mary MacKillop College on the back of amazing serving by Lily O’Brien and Zara Milin.

A team of ten took on the best South Canberra had to offer, finishing with a successful yet ultimately frustrating day.

The day ended with an intense semi-final match up against Telopea with an unfortunate final score of SCC 27 Telopea 32.

Going three from four in the pool matches set the team up nicely for a semi-final berth, but as they, say the competition starts again from there and a close loss saw dreams of the final put on hold for another year.

Throughout the day both Natasha Morrison and Sienna Sewter showed great teamwork to carry the team through some tough patches, whilst the two youngest members of the team, Chan Thy Rawson and Charlize Bale, showed off their impressive skills and fantastic sportsmanship throughout the day. The girls who attended showed the true spirit of St Clare’s College.

In a highly spirited display St Clare’s started the day with a very close 23-20 defeat of Stromlo High School. The team then picked up the pace and went on to defeat Telopea Park High School by 9 to remain undefeated. Impressive serving by Rebecca Nash and Harriet Sharp were highlights. Jacqui Wallace also saved the day with her top notch digging skills.

Volleyball Captains Macey Radburn and Lucy Trotman did a great job on the day running the team in tandem with Ms Hannah Baillee.

From an individual perspective Commonwealth Games representative and SCC Cross Country Captain Keely Small dominated her event to take out the 17 Years and over 4km event, a tidy 14 minute 21 seconds being required to cover the journey, in what looked like second gear. Jordyne Rauter was the other St Clare’s podium finisher on the day taking the bronze in the 15 Years 4km event in 16:33, a very good time given the conditions. Jordyne led a triumvirate of other SCC athletes home all within the top 14 to collectively take out second place in the 15 Years teams category. Kudos in particular to Jessica Poyser who ran a great race for 7th, Charlotte Stimson (12th) and Kayla Jones (14th). Other top ten finishers on the day were Charlise Cleary in the 14 Years and Caitlin Bull in the 16 Years. In all 13 St Clare’s athletes qualified for the ACT Cross Country Championships at the same venue on June 13. Along with those named above congratulations also goes to Alana Kunovec (14 Years), Patrice Parker, Imogen Johnston, Isabelle Listar, Olivia Maron and Imogen Bull (all 13 Years).

Macey Radburn & Lucinda Trotman, SCC Volleyball Captains

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ACT High Schools Touch Championships Deakin Playing Fields, Thursday 7 June Year 7/8 Team: ACT Runners Up

Bill Turner Trophy Round 3 vs Karrabar High School Lambert Park Queanbeyan, Wednesday 6 June St Clares College 4 defeated Karrabar High School 1 Goals: Olivia Culek 3 and Alyssa Collins. Players' Player: Ella AsplundMeinecke St Clare’s maintained it’s proud tradition of qualifying for the Southern NSW/ACT Regional Final with a straight forward 4 -1 victory over a spirited Karrabar High School. Playing in front of a large Karrabar crowd out at Lambert Park in Queanbeyan the team put an early stamp on the game with a goal to Olivia Culek in the 8th minute. Further concerted pressure and a better ability to keep the ball saw the team camped down the Karrabar end for about ten minutes. It came as no surprise when scorer became provider as Olivia took the ball deep down the right before cutting it back across the box for Alyssa Collins to tap in from close range. Kudos to Alyssa for spotting the back post opportunity and being in the right place at the right time. Karrabar came out chasing the game in the second half and seemed a metre quicker per player as a consequence. St Clare’s scrambled well in defence with the cool head

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of Nina Kippaya being rock solid, whilst Neeta Antony backed up her fine round 2 performance with a great display of taking the best option under pressure. Lochani Samaranayake made her Bill Turner team debut at right back and played like a seasoned professional using great speed and a sweet strike of the ball to clear the lines for St Clare’s when it was needed. About ten minutes into the half Ella Asplund-Meinecke, who had been dominating possession and the midfield to this point played an absolute peach of a ball into the path of a running Olivia, who, with a bit of territory still to cover calmly beat the keeper to put the game out of reach of the home team. Not long after Karrabar created a good opportunity on the break and were rewarded with a penalty which they coolly dispatched to narrow the score. All the while through this Jessica Poyser, Isabelle Listar and Tara Finlen had been racking up the possessions, Isabelle in particular impressing with her strength in the tackle, and in a combination play that involved many players they finally set Olivia up for a nice right foot angled strike to complete her hat-trick and round out the scoring at 4 – 1. Next stop is a clash with Eden High School and a shot at retaining the Southern NSW/ACT Regional title.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

The day started well with a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Alfred Deakin High School. Nicole Vea, Imogen Johston and a hat trick from Georgia Willey setting the scene. Try scoring machine Geogia (8 in total on the day) doubled up again in the next match where the team fell short 2-7 against eventual Champions and a red hot Daramalan College outfit in the first of two meetings on the day. Georgia’s free scoring and the ability of others to cross the line all day long was possible through the hard working mids and the experience of Yr 8s Charlise Cleary, Callie Robertson and Alisha Crowle. Add the great support and fast, furious rucking of link players; Jemima Grimmond, Nicole Vea, Bethany Kelly, Mia Morande and Abigail Everett to the mix and the wins in the next two matches, including a stylish 4-1 semifinal victory over Kingsford Smith High School saw the team earn a rematch with Daramalan for the title. Winger Ava Boyes, Izzy Listar, Katlyn Kelly and Imogen Johnston held their width, talked in defence and did their jobs well to round out a wholehearted team effort. The team played exceptionally well in the final but were beaten by a stronger and more experienced group of girls from Daramalan College. At the completion of the Championships the Player’s Player was understandably awarded to Georgia Willey, who was in a league of her own. The MVP was won by Charlise Cleary, whose vision and ability to accelerate with the ball and find the gap was impressive. Callie Robertson was the unsung hero in the mids, never giving up, showing great leadership and keeping her talk up on the field to claim the Coach’s Award.


Weeknd Netball

St Clare's College teams very prominent on the various ladders after the first five weeks of SCNA's Winter competition. Please find below a quick snapshot of where the various teams sit at present. 66% of our teams (10) currently sit in semifinal positions with another two teams one place outside. Four teams currently top their competitions.

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Squad: Ava Boyes, Charlise Cleary, Alisha Crowle, Abigail Everett, Kaitlyn Everett, Jemima Grimmond, Imogen Johnston, Bethany Kelly, Kaitlyn Kelly, Isabelle Listar, Mia Molande, Callie Robertson, Nicole Vea and Georgia Willey Year 9/10 Team: ACT Champions The team worked well together in every game, small wonder they only had 3 tries scored against them all day and a massive 36 tries for. An 8-1 semi-final scoreline against John Paul 11 College followed by a 6-1 Grand Final victory over St Mary MacKillop College speaks volumes for the team’s dominance all day. Gisela Vea won the Player’s Player Award on the day and was top try scorer with 7 tries, whilst sister Amelia, and Ally Thornton, were close behind with 6 tries each. Ella Ryan claimed the Most Valuable Player (MVP) accolade

carving up the field with her effective rucking along with Jorja Evenden, Erin Pheeney, Amelia Ross and the other midfielders and links. Alex McKenzie’s speed and ability to find the gap was also a highlight and great to watch. Hayley Macdonald and Toni Hariedemos had reliable hands and are learning the game really quickly. Courageous Yr 7 Ruby Kelly had a blinder on the wing and received the Coach’s Award. Thanks to Mrs Hawke who warmed everyone up each game and sorted out the injury problems. Squad: Jorja Evenden, Antonia Haridemas, Ruby Kelly, Hayley Macdonald, Alex McKenzie, Erin Pheeney, Amelia Ross, Eloise Ryan, Ally Thornton, Amelia Vea and Gisela Vea.

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1st: SCC Gould 1st: SCC Kerr 1st: SCC McKay 2nd: SCC Fraser 3rd: SCC Pottharst 4th: SCC Clarke 4th: SCC Jackson 6th: SCC Cook 6th: SCC Timms 8th: SCC Blackwell

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1st: SCC Ellis 2nd: SCC Gainsford 3rd: SCC Goolagong 5th: SCC O’Neill 5th: SCC Freeman

David Garrity Acting Sports Coordinator

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Maths Help

Maths Homework Help is open to all students in Years 7 - 10. Thursday Day 4, 3:30pm - 4:30pm in W103 and Tuesday Day 7, at lunch in W103. A Maths Teacher will be rostered on each week to assist students. Beth Bright Mathematics Coordinator

Fees Winter Reminder Uniform

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

Just a reminder that all students should be wearing their blazer to and from school this term. If you have any questions/concerns about the blazer please contact your daughter's Year Coordinator.

Share the School TV Dignity As you may be aware of the latest Netflix series, ’13 Reasons Why’ has just released season 2. This show is graphic and propagates ideas that could put young viewers at risk. The portrayal of characters is problematic and the information is inaccurate and unhelpful. The creators of this show did not adequately consult suicide prevention groups, despite the second series displaying warning signs on the advice of mental illness organisations.

Share the Dignity need our generous donations to help women who can't access the sanitary items that we take for granted. During Term 2, St Clare's College will be collecting pads and tampons. Please donate sanity items to the donation box outside Student Admin. For more information head to sharethedignity.com.au

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Parents need to be made aware of the content of this show and the dangerous implications it can have on young people. Unfortunately, the show romanticises suicide by portraying the main character as living on after death through narration, written notes and recorded messages. In this Special Report, Dr Carr-Gregg highlights the areas of the show that concern the mental health community. He hopes that parents will have a conversation with their teenagers about the content, should they choose to watch it. If you have any concerns about your child, please contact the school counsellor for further information. The link to the report is on our website at stcc.act.edu.au/our-education

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13


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

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Class of Kate Dryden (née Fennessy) Kate went to St Clare’s for Years 7-9, finishing high school overseas at an international school. After completing an Asian Studies / Law degree at ANU she left Canberra for Sydney, working as a Judge’s Associate at the Federal Court of Australia and a solicitor at law firms Mallesons and Baker & McKenzie. She worked in the US for a year as in-house counsel for a carbon trading firm before starting her career at global environmental services company, Veolia, in 2010. She was General Counsel for Veolia ANZ until mid-2017, leading the legal function in delivering legal support to aspects of the company’s operations, passionate about the company’s core goal of environmental sustainability. In 2017 and 2018 she was recognised by the Doyle’s List as a leading in-house planning and environment lawyer. In 2017 Kate was appointed to the role of Executive General Manager Growth for Veolia, leading the evaluation of strategic business development opportunities across a range of areas within Veolia’s water, waste and energy offerings, from new industrial client solutions to digital technology and healthcare. She is also a Company Director and Executive Team member, with accountability for wider business strategy development and execution. With the St Clare’s motto “seek wisdom” never far from her mind, Kate is a regular speaker at conferences and in the media and is a member of a number of boards and committees. Passionate about diversity and inclusion she has championed its importance both within Veolia and more broadly. Kate married her husband, Lee, in 2010 and is a mum of two boys, aged 4 and 6.

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Rebecca Burnett (née Whitbread) When Rebecca finished Year 12 she had no idea what she wanted to do. Rebecca took a year off working and looking for some direction. One day she saw an ad in the paper for electrical apprenticeships and she got quite excited because she has always loved all things technical; maths and science and also really enjoyed working with her hands. After a straightforward exam Rebecca was selected and embarked on a 10 year career working as an electrician, working in all different fields; telecommunications, domestic wiring, pumps and motors and control wiring to name a few. Rebecca discovered she had an aptitude for this type of work and she found it liberating. She felt like she could achieve anything that she put my mind to and began buying houses to renovate. At the same time Rebecca started a engineering degree and once completed it began working for the Government which took her all over the country and overseas. She even lived in London for 12 months supporting the London Olympics. Rebecca is now living in Amman, Jordan with her husband and two beautiful boys.

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In the Headlines

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

Excellence in Education Award for Sharyn Quirk

Swimming Star

Congratulations to Mrs Sharyn Quirk (AP Curriculum and Assessment) for receiving the ACEL Excellence in Education Award for Leadership. A well-deserved acknowledgement of a wonderful teacher and leader.

Space Camp Lauren Moloney and Dana Forster (Year 9) both attended Space Camp during the term break and might be going to the NASA in the US later in the year.

ACT Tennis Champ Callison Row (Year 9) was selected to represent the ACT in the Under 18 Tennis team. She competed in Brisbane at the start of this term.

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Female Soccer Referee for Marist College Piper Webb (Year 9) recently became the first female soccer referee at Marist College.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

Abbey Webb (Year 12) attended the 2018 Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Championships in late April. She received Bronze in 50m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle and 200m Backstroke, and Gold in 100m Backstroke and 100m Freestyle. As a result of her achievements she has been selected for two Australian teams, the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Fiji during August and the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in October. Congratulations on an amazing achievement Abbey, the St Clare’s community will be cheering you on!

Cross Country State Champion Jordyne Rauter (Year 9) won the ACT Cross Country Championships on Wednesday 13 June.


JUNE 2018

PARENT ADVICE ONLINE SAFETY Parent Tips YouTube has fast replaced TV in the lives of teens today, with over 400 hours of content uploaded every minute. Ensuring your children are watching appropriate videos is not an easy task, as both algorithms and YouTube staff are frantically trying to keep up. Learning which particular channel or YouTube ‘star’ your teens are subscribing to is one way, and here at Perimeter Guardian we will review the most watched. Even though subscribers under 18 years (but over 13) need their parent’s permission to watch, the ads that pop up may also be inappropriate.

AGE 13+

Pew Die Pie PROS Supports charities

CONS Adult themes Sexual content Provocative

ABOUT PewDiePie (pronounced Pew-Di-Pie) is a Swedish born personality who is the most subscribed channel / personality on YouTube, with approximately 62 million subscribers. His videos originally consisted of him playing online games whilst providing a running commentary. It has since evolved to him expressing his views on various topics.

AGE 13+

LtCorbis PROS Witty/Funny

WHAT ARE THE RISKS?

CONS Sexual Themes Coarse Language Inappropriate material

Some of PewDiePie’s earlier videos attracted controversy over perceived anti-Semitic and homophobic material, as well as the inclusion of sexual assault jokes in some of his commentary. While he has either apologised for or denied some of these claims, his style continues to be characterised by provocative humour and language. The inclusion of mature themes in his videos makes him a questionable role model for young people.

ABOUT LtCorbis is a 13 year old gaming streamer known for delivering commentaries on various social and political issues in a witty, expletive-ridden style. Her YouTube channel has attracted around 800,000 subscribers.

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WHAT ARE THE RISKS? Having started when she was only 11 years old, LtCorbis has since attracted a young audience. Some YouTuber users and parents have expressed concern about both the adult themes address in her commentaries, and the style in which she presents them. Strong coarse language is frequently used. In addition, in both her YouTube channel and Twitter posts, LtCorbis employs sexual humour and references sexual themes that would normally be considered inappropriate for a person under the age of 18. LtCorbis attracts a young following because of her age, but parents have expressed their concern that her material is not appropriate for her young audience.

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Up Coming Events Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 June - Family Snow Sports Weekend Monday 18 June - AST Trial - Years 11 and 12 Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 June - Years 9 and 10 Exams Sunday 24 June - Snow Sports Training Monday 25 June - PC Meeting Monday 25 June - Works and Maintenance Meeting Thursday 28 June to Sunday 1 July - Snow Sports Camp Friday 29 June - World of Maths Friday 29 June - Youth Group Liturgy Monday 2 to Thursday 5 July - Year 10 Week Thursday 5 July - Year 10 Last Day of Term and Year 10 Social Friday 6 July - Last Day of Term 2

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