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“The Truth will set you free”


31 May 2013

Term 2, Week 5

P.O. Box 231, College Drive PORT MACQUARIE 2444 Ph: 02 5525 4100 Fax: 02 5525 4199


Body & Blood of Christ

Mass Times:

St. Agnes’ Port Macquarie Our Lady of Lourdes Wauchope Saturday Vigil – 6.00pm Saturday Vigil – 6.00pm and Sunday 7.30am Sunday – 7.30am, 9.00am & 6.00pm Long Flat – 9.00am 2nd & 4th Sunday Kendall – 9.00am Mass (1st Saturday month 10.00am Mass Comboyne) Telegraph Point – Thursday Night 6.00pm Beechwood – 9.00am 1st & 3rd Lake Cathie – Sunday 8.00am Laurieton – Saturday Vigil 5.30pm, Sunday – 7.30am

What’s on Term 2, Week 6

MONDAY, 3rd June (Day 6)

- Open Boys Triple Jump Oval lunchtime SAPSS Jazz Band in Performing Arts Centre 4.30pm-6.00pm Homework Hub in Library till 4.30pm

TUESDAY, 4th June (Day 7)

- Year 7-10 Examinations Mid North Coast Rugby Waratah Cup at Coffs Harbour Homework Hub in Library till 5.00pm Drumline in PAC 1.05-1.45pm SAPSS Concert Band in Performing Arts Centre 4.00pm-5.30pm

WEDNESDAY, 5th June (Day 8)

- Year 7-10 Examinations Senior Percussion Ensemble 1.05pm-1.45pm in Performing Arts Centre Homework Hub in Library till 4.30pm

THURSDAY, 6th June (Day 9)

- Year 7-10 Examinations Diocesan Open Soccer Year 11 Mass in PAC commencing at 9am Homework Hub in Library till 5.00pm

FRIDAY, 7th June (Day 10)

- Year 7-10 Examinations Concert Band 7.45am-8.45am in Performing Arts Centre Homework Hub in Library till 4.00pm

DATES TO REMEMBER Tuesday 11th June Wednesday 12th June Thursday 13th June Thursday 13th June Friday 14th June

Athletics Carnival Year 12 Drama Excursion Year 7 Immunisation Day Year 7 Mass – St Agnes Church, 6.30pm Year 9 Immunisation Day

COORDINATING PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE CENTENARY BALL As you know, 2013 marks the Centenary of Catholic Education in Port Macquarie. Four Sisters of St Josephs arrived in 1913 and established the first school in Horton Street using an old printery. A new school was built in 1925 in Hay Street. From these humble beginnings Catholic education in Port Macquarie has developed into a large, extremely well resourced family of schools catering for children from pre-school to Year 12. At the commencement of this term all schools celebrated with liturgies and assemblies to mark the occasion. It is now time for us to celebrate with a great social function. The Centenary Ball is booked for Panthers’ Auditorium on Saturday, 15th June commencing at 6.30pm. We encourage groups of parents and friends, ex- students and parishioners to attend. As tables seat ten, it makes sense to organise a table of friends, if possible. Tickets are $65 each and include a three course meal, two complimentary bottles of wine per table and entertainment. Please note that dress is not formal, a dinner suit or formal dress is not necessary. Tickets may be purchased from any of our schools’ offices or from the Parish Administration Centre in Hay Street. CO-CURRICULAR MUSIC Students attending St Agnes’ Parish Secondary Schools (SAPSS) have access to wonderful Cocurricular Music programs coordinated by Mrs Sharon Green from St Joseph’s Regional College and Mr Rob Denham from St Paul’s and MacKillop Senior College. Students from Newman Senior Technical College also have the opportunity to join our SAPSS bands. Early in May our SAPSS Jazz band travelled to Mt Gambier in South Australia to participate in James Morrison’s ‘Generations in Jazz’ Secondary Schools’ Big Band Competition. This year our band placed 5th out of 25 bands in their section. The 18 member SAPSS band, named ‘Timeout’, has representatives from all four of our Catholic secondary schools. This weekend sees the inaugural Port Macquarie “BIG BAND BLAST’ sponsored by John Morrison. This is a non-competitive showcase of music from primary schools, secondary schools and community ensembles. There are 27 bands participating this year, some from as far away as Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. There are 3 stages presenting music on Saturday from 9.00am–5.00pm at the Glasshouse Forecourt, the Town Green and Westport Club. St Joseph’s Regional College Jazz Band is playing on the Town Green at 10.00am, St Paul’s/MacKillop Jazz Band is at the Glasshouse Forecourt at 5.00pm and the SAPSS Jazz Band ‘Timeout’ is performing on the Town Green at 1.00pm. On Sunday morning, the public will witness a wonderful New Orleans style parade of over 400 musicians leaving the Sundowner Caravan Park at 9.30am, heading towards the Town Green where there will be a massive ‘jamming session’. The Festival finishes with music workshops in the Glasshouse which will cater for musicians of all ages and playing experience. John Morrison’s vision for the weekend is one of camaraderie and the belief that music is for everyone, no matter age or ability. We are very lucky that he chose Port Macquarie for this wonderful festival. I would encourage families to attend to support our musicians and to enjoy some wonderful band music Mr Jim O’Brien Coordinating Principal

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE PROCLAIM As you are aware, staff from St Joseph’s Regional College gathered for our much anticipated Proclaim Gathering at Panthers on Tuesday, 28th May. Presenters on the day included; Most Reverend Geoffrey Jarrett, DD Bishop of Lismore Diocese, Mr David Condon , Director of Catholic Schools, Mr Chris Lowney author of ‘Heroic Leadership’ and Mr Jude Hennessy Director of the Confraternity Doctrine, Catholic Diocese of Wollongong. On behalf of the staff of St Joseph’s Regional College, I would express my sincere thanks to all Catholic Schools Office staff involved in the organisation of the day. We left feeling greatly inspired and supported on our ongoing Mission in Catholic Education. I commend to you the final blessing by Bishop and Clergy: Lord, you instructed your Apostles to "Go out to the whole world; proclaim the good news to all creation" and "make disciples of all the nations." We ask that through Proclaim we may discover new passion, new methods and new means of inviting parishioners, teachers, students and their families into loving friendship with God through Jesus Christ, the Gospel way of life and renewed commitment to His Church. May Proclaim be a time when the hearts and minds of all of us are open to the guidance of Your Holy Spirit seeking to build a stronger Catholic future for education and Catholic life in the Diocese of Lismore. May your Holy Spirit bless, inspire and guide our Bishop, our clergy and religious, and our teachers to remain faithful to their baptismal and teaching vocations, through passionate, collaborative and informed witness to Our Saviour, Jesus Christ. May your Holy Spirit bless our parents that they will be strong and effective partners with the clergy and parish school staff by building faith filled homes centred in the love of God and united with their parish communities. Bless our parish schools, homes and parishes as centres of Evangelisation where the face of Jesus Christ is contemplated and inspires all that happens. We ask this prayer through Our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Last week, our Year 12 students travelled to either Scotts Head or Valla Beach for their annual retreat. The students were exceptional in entering into the spirit of the three day retreat. The evaluations and following comments from students indicated the significance of this experience. Thank you to the staff and students for their involvement and for making this a highlight of 2013. • An amazing three days filled with pure love, laughter, exhaustion and spiritual renewal! • I am truly grateful for the opportunity Year 12 retreat has given me to find myself, those around me and my reconnection with God. • Such a unique and enriching experience! • Retreat will be an experience I will value and carry with me for the rest of my life.

Kath Evans visit - On Thursday Fr James welcomed Kath Evans, the second recipient of a miracle in verifying the Canonisation of St Mary of the Cross (MacKillop) and also, Kath’s husband Barry to our College. Fr James will provide a report on Kath’s visit in next week’s newsletter. Kath gave a wonderful presentation to all students of the school. Her story was greatly received by all staff and students. ROAD CONSTRUCTION WORKS-Construction of footpaths, hand railings and associated works on College Drive will take place from Tuesday, 28th May 2013. Traffic may be impacted on during construction; however, the majority of work will be carried out outside high traffic times. God Bless Jim Dempsey Principal


Have you got your ticket yet? Come and Celebrate at the Centenary Ball! Why not get a table together… OR if you can’t form a table, book a ticket/s; mention St Joseph’s Regional, and we’ll place you and/or your group on a table… Come and celebrate 100 years of Catholic Education in Port Macquarie. Parents and families, members of staff at our schools- past and present, and anyone associated with our schools are welcome to attend….

**Tickets are also available from our College office. **

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION CENTENARY BOOK This comprehensive historical document will be professionally printed and will include photos and stories of Catholic education in St Agnes’ Parish. It will include St Joseph’s Family Services and all Parish schools and will be very reasonably priced at just $20. For purchases or enquiries, please contact Parish Administration on 6588 7444 or email: Thank you for your assistance. John McQueen Director Parish Education

FROM THE LEADER OF CATECHESIS AND SCHOOL EVANGELISATION IGNITE Ignite is a dynamic and contemporary Catholic conference for adults, teenagers and kids. Since it began in 2001, it has grown to become the largest Catholic youth event of its kind in Australia. The Ignite experience gets bigger every year and now regularly attracts over 700 young people, ministry leaders, priests, religious and parents from across our nation and beyond. Ignite includes: • • • • •

Concert-style rallies each night with dynamic keynote speakers Mass, Reconciliation and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Emmanuel worship plus local artists performing daily Stream sessions to offer a big-picture view of your chosen area Workshops to allow you to focus on specific, practical topics

This year this exciting conference is again in the September school holidays. The CSO will be organising a trip which is open to students from Years 9-12. The trip will be subsidised by the CSO to make it more affordable and accessible. At this stage the total cost to students should not exceed $100 but will likely be closer to $50. The final figure will depend on the number of students taking up the offer. This cost will help subsidize travel, accommodation and registration, which also covers most meals. To secure a place on the trip students will need to collect a form from Ms Swain and return it by Friday 7th June, as a commitment to organisation is required. Please include $50 initial payment with expressions of interest. Notes and payment to the office. We will complete registration as a group once we have an idea of numbers. Further details on the conference are below: Ignite Conference 2013: “The Call” 26-29 September 2013 Mueller Performing Arts Centre, Rothwell (Redcliffe, Brisbane) Full information online at

YEAR 7 PRAYER SERVICE – Thursday, 13th June 6:30pm - 7:30pm at St Agnes Church This is an important evening for Year 7 students and their parents, to celebrate as a family, college and church community. Along with the reflection day earlier in the year, this evening compliments the units studied in the Year 7 Religious Education Program. Working in partnership with parents our College and church communities provide a caring and loving environment with Jesus Christ at the centre. This evening of song, prayer and reflection lead by the Year 7 students provides a wonderful opportunity to take time out of our busy schedules to give thanks.

YEAR 11 LITURGY “We Are Called To Serve” Parents and friends are invited to join us for mass and morning tea on Thursday, 6th June in the Performing Arts Centre. The focus of our liturgy is serving others. Sister Marjorie from the Soup Kitchen will be joining us. Please mark it on your calendar. We know the difficulty of taking time out from busy schedules, but would love to see parents and friends join us for this celebration. Mr Smith has sent invitations home with students this week.

Nora Swain Leader of Catechesis and School Evangelisation

Year 7 Prayer Service Thursday, 13th June at St Agnes Church 6.30pm – 7.30pm Year 11 Liturgy “We Are Called To Serve” Thursday, 6th June in the Performing Arts Centre 9.00am – 10.00am

EXAM TIMETABLE & STUDY TIPS A reminder: exams for Years 7-10 will commence Tuesday, 4th June and will continue for the remainder of week 6. All students have been provided with a copy of their exam timetable and individual study guides for each subject, these can also be accessed from the College’s Moodle page under the Curriculum tab. IMPORTANT NOTES: •

There will be no sport during exams.

Sports uniform may be worn on Tuesday as per normal.

All students are to take a novel into the exams to read once the scheduled exam time is over.


ABSENCE FROM AN EXAM: requires a phone call to the front office by 8.30am on the morning of the exam and students must see Mr Lutton prior to PC on the day of their return to organise catch up exams. These catch ups will take place throughout Weeks 6 & Week 7. Failure to follow these procedures may result in loss of marks

YR 7-10 EXAMS Week 6, Term 2 2013 A detailed room exam timetable is available on Moodle Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Year 7






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SCIENCE (1.5) Study/Music ENGLISH (1.5)







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STUDY PREPARATION With exams starting in ONE week’s time and this week being the time to start preparing for these exams, here are a few tips on how to prepare: •

Take responsibility for yourself - Recognise that in order to succeed you need to make decisions about your priorities, your time, and your resources

Organise a clear, clutter free study place - Have all your study guides ready, organise your study notes, don’t waste time each time you study trying to finds things

Put first things first - Follow up on the priorities you have set for yourself, and don't let others, or other interests especially Facebook, distract you from your goals

Discover your key productivity periods and places - Morning, afternoon, or evening? Find spaces where you can be the most focused and productive. Prioritise these for your most difficult study challenges

Consider yourself in a win-win situation - When you contribute your best to a class, you, your fellow students, and even your teacher will benefit. Your grade can then be one additional check on your performance

Look for better solutions to problems - For example, if you don't understand the course material, don't just re-read it. Try something else! Ask your teacher, talk to friends, form a small study group

Look to continually challenge yourself

STUDY TIPS English • • • • • • • • • •

Work on further refining the draft pieces of writing you have been working on in class. Focus on improving your language use and checking for spelling, punctuation and expression. When editing persuasive writing pieces or essays, check the following: Structure (introduction, body paragraphs, conclusion) PEEL paragraph construction (point/ explain/ examples/ link to topic sentence or thesis) Connective language (e.g. ‘To begin with’, ‘Furthermore’, ‘On the other hand’, ‘In contrast’) Practise writing your extended responses under exam conditions (i.e. no notes, time limit) at least 2 times. For short answer questions: Use your study guide to remind yourself of the language terms you need to be familiar with Practise writing down at least 5 examples of each term Improve your confidence by reading magazine and/or newspaper articles and, a) identifying the language features used, b) explaining the effects of these language features

Mathematics • • • •

Review the formative tasks issued on each topic Go through their Mathematics Rule book/Theory Book and attempt all given examples Do last year’s Task Complete the selected Chapter Reviews on each assessed topic from the textbook

History and Geography • Revise notes using the study guide to ensure you have covered all areas • Complete the revision booklet and see your teacher if you don’t understand a question • Get someone to ask you questions from the revision booklet • Using the study guide make up your own questions and write out the answer • Practice all key skills that you know will be in the exam PE • Make summary notes of your workbook or notability (yr7). • Re-attempt all quizzes and class activities on Moodle. • Hand in practice questions to your teacher. • Remove all distractions (food, phone, Facebook, music) • Use the homework hub.

SJRC OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS - Year 11 Geography Year 11 Geography students from the College recently tested their geographical skills and knowledge against students from around Australia in the 2013 Australian Geography Competition. We have just received the results, and they are very pleasing. Our 19 Year 11 Geographers were up against 75,000 other students from 725 schools. Kirralee Ratko achieved a High Distinction, which puts her in the top 7%. Students who achieved distinctions were Samuel Burridge, Bradley Clancy, Nicola Lakis Smith, Jake McNamara, Sam Rogers and Nathan Stewart. Mitchell Burley and James Hughes gained credits. Congratulations to all. Mr Jim Dempsey & Kirralee Ratko

Mr Phil Shelley Geography Teacher


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Yr 9 Canberra Excursion: 24th - 27th June 2013 Term 2, Week 9 The cost of the excursion is $390, and covers accommodation, transport, meals (except for lunch on the trip down and dinner on the trip home) and all entry fees. The amount has been billed to your school account. Any outstanding balances are required to be paid by Monday, 10th June 2013 * The deposit is a binding non-refundable commitment to attend the camp. If you are unable to meet this cost, please contact Mr Warneken or Mr Johnston as soon as possible. No student should miss out because of financial difficulties. As this excursion is an integral part of the HSIE curriculum and an important community building exercise, it would be extremely advantageous for your child to attend. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this excursion, please do not hesitate to contact either Mr Warneken or Mr Johnston at the College. Mr. Jason Warneken Leader of HSIE

Mr Frank Johnston Leader of Oxley

MATHS VAULT PROBLEMS Mr Battiston has a bag containing red, black and white LEGO bricks. If he has 12 more red bricks than white bricks and 15 fewer white bricks than black bricks, what is the difference between the number of red bricks and the number of black bricks in Mr Battiston’s bag? Last Week’s Answer:

Her maximum average is 88%

MANAGING SAFE USE OF TECHNOLOGY AT HOME It is recommended that parents exercise a degree of control over their children’s use of technology at home. Just as you set limits and expect certain standards of behaviour from your children in other aspects of their social development, the same should apply to their use of computers and other personal devices. Over the next few weeks we will offer tips and links to resources we think may be useful to ensure safe use of technology at home.

Tip: Have you considered installing an internet filter at home to block inappropriate websites? Some popular ones to consider are Net Nanny, Open DNS and K9 Web Protection.

For more tips and video links on managing safe use of technology at home, visit our iPad website from the Quick Links tab on the school website or copy and paste the following URL in your browser!management/cfqh

LIBRARY NEWS Teaching and Learning: School Libraries and Technology A workshop at the State Library of NSW May 24 2013 "In the non stop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us to swim." (Linton Weekes)

Suzanne Penson, Tracie Hartley and Karen Bale attended this workshop as a Professional Learning Team. They elected to attend different concurrent workshops and then share the knowledge gained at each to form a summary of the day. The keynote speaker, Alex Byrne (NSW State Librarian) claimed that ‘"technology" does not exist for young people, it is just part of life’, and so we as guides to information gathering, need to work within that premise. Suzanne Penson, Karen Bale and Tracie Hartley

Digitisation - this presentation focused on the huge task of digitising State Library of NSW resources, but also made us think that in 2013, this year of the Parish Centenary, when we have been combing through historical material to present a comprehensive summary of our past, digitisation is an argument that we should be considering. Digitised material would need to include metadata if it is to be easily searchable. Online resources for the Australian Curriculum - Megan Perry, Manager of Learning Services at State Library of NSW, provided an overview of resources available from the State Library website for teachers and students in NSW. The digitisation project is providing greater access to a growing collection of online material, including a wonderful array of primary sources, documenting the history of our nation. We have taken up the opportunity to host a State Library workshop at St. Paul’s, which will provide a more in-depth look at these resources and ways to incorporate them into the curriculum. Libraries and Social Media - All three libraries in our secondary system employ social media to a certain extent with FaceBook and Twitter. HistoryPin is a social tool which could have many implications with regard to digitising the past, allowing students to become amateur archivists and building strong links between school and community. Pinterest is a visual archiving tool which is already in use at St Joseph’s Regional College and MacKillop Senior College. Go to and to view the Boards already established. These Boards support teaching and learning in the College. High School to University Transition - Jemima MacDonald, UTS librarian explored the notion that we as teacher librarians are in the prime position to encourage the following our school leavers: a) to read. b) to utilise books - to not incorporate print material into our everyday use, and to rely solely on online sources is not a good thing. First year university students need skills in exploring both print and non-print material. Students who do not read books are at risk of not having the language skills to communicate effectively. This is becoming more evident with first year university students. c) to become familiar with Google Books d) to have fun with research, to feel the pressure of finding GREAT material, and to feel comfortable with the resources.

E-Books. Alex Sussmann, (Coordinator, Collection Development and Acquisitions State Library of NSW) outlined policies and profiles for including ebooks in the collection. As all three campus libraries now have an e-book collection, it was interesting to hear from an Acquisitions specialist about the different challenges faced in establishing and developing such a collection. You can view our collections at: (St Joseph’s Regional College), and (St. Paul’s High School and MacKillop Senior College). iPads and the curriculum. Jeff Vardy (Apple) was the presenter. Participants created an iMovie. A storyboard was constructed using the Popplet App. Participants filmed and edited an iMovie based on a book review. Discussion centred around the iPad being a tool for creativity in the classroom. iMovie is a powerful tool that allows students to present in the form of digital movies complex ideas and demonstrate their knowledge of abstract concepts. Final thoughts included the following: Multitasking is a state of being, and we need to focus our abilities on creativity and curiosity. This will require a huge change in thinking and practice for those of us in school libraries. 2 Free Audiobook Downloads Each Week - May 30 - August 15, 2013 Teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and required reading classics this winter. Each week from May 30 - August 15, 2013, SYNC will offer two free audiobook downloads. The audiobook pairings will include a popular young adult (YA) title and a classic that connects with the YA title's theme and is likely to show up on a student's summer reading lists. For example, Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys (Scholastic Audiobooks), the first book in a bestselling series about a group of teenagers search for the supernatural ley lines, will be paired with the Latino classic of magical realism, Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima (Recorded Books). To find out when you can download titles to listen to on the run this summer, visit While there, register to get email updates during the promotion period. And you will need to visit to download Overdrive Media Console, the medium for listening to these audiobooks. Happy listening! The first two SYNC Titles are: May 30 - June 5, 2013 Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, read by Rebecca Gibel (AudioGO) The Tempest by William Shakespeare, read by a Full Cast (AudioGO) NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS WEEK (20-24 MAY) Each week for the next few weeks, I will I include a fact sheet about a specific Cyber Security issue. This week: Posting: Posting - “I used to put everything on my blog… all my thoughts, my ideas, every damn pic… I thought that only my friends would be interested anyway… I was soooo naïve…“ - Olivia, 17 A BLOG (from Web log) is where people can add their comments or ideas about a subject. Some blogs are like personal diaries. A blog can have text, images and links to other blogs. Anyone can create a blog. VLOGGING - Video blogging.- Blogs and networking sites are great for sharing ideas and keeping in touch with friends. But, you might want to think twice about some things… Think before you click, submit, post or load. Does the information you are giving out reveal too much, like your phone number, email address, what you look like, or how to find you in real life? Once you post, your content is out there forever. So, will your party shots still be funny in the morning? Or next week? Next year?… Or in 10 years? Would you be happy for your parents to see them? Or some creep who lives up the street? When you post stuff other people may copy it, change it, or keep passing it on… which means that you lose control of it.

Use your privacy settings so only your approved friends can message you or see your profile. It won’t ruin your social life because new people can still message you and send you friend requests. Some people think it’s cool (and funny) to take pics or make clips of friends having sex, then post or distribute them via mobile phones for others to see. But, if the subjects are underage, you are creating child pornography… and it means you’re committing a criminal offence. The legal consequences of doing this are heavy, even if the content makers are underage. Disguise your email address online, so it can still be read by people who need to know, but won’t be picked up by spiders. Check the privacy agreement or acceptable use of personal information on the site.By joining something you may be authorising the moderators to pass on your email address or personal information to spammers. Find out more at Follow us on Twitter – @sjrcexchange Karen Bale Teacher Librarian

CAREERS Last week, Sandra, Bronwyn and Tamika from the Port Macquarie campus of Charles Sturt University conducted a program with all Year 10 students: “My Career Match”. This will be followed up in PDHPE classes later this term and will assist in subject selections for Year 11

WORK EXPERIENCE If your child is interested in undertaking work experience, each individual case will be considered on its merit. Students would need to discuss with us suitable dates but preferable these will be in holiday times and only under exceptional circumstances would this condition be waived. If you require further information, go to the College Moodle site and access it via students – Careers – Work Experience.

CAREERS WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER All Year 10, 11 and 12 students and parents will receive each week a newsletter detailing all careers information that we receive. We hope some of the websites and information will be relevant to you and your son or daughter. Please contact us if you require further information or delete if nothing is relevant. If you are not receiving these emails please check with the college office that your contact details are up-to-date. All of our careers information is broadcast through this method so it is vital that details are current. REGIONAL CAREERS WEBSITE Our new Regional College Careers website at offers up-to-date information for parents and students in all year groups. MOODLE – CAREERS Always updated with important documents for work experience and university information. Parents can access this information via your child’s login. YEAR 8, 9 and 10 – TAX FILE NUMBERS Tax file number forms are processed by Mrs Tinsey every Friday. New forms are now available from the office. Karen Bale & Leanne Tinsey Leaders of Careers and University Transition

ROTARY AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMexpressions of interest open This program is designed for 14-16 year old students (Yr 9 or 10 in 2014) to experience a true ‘exchange’ with a family in New Zealand. Local students are matched with a New Zealand student and will travel to New Zealand and attend school there during Term 2, 2014. Both students then return to Australia and attend school here for Term 3, 2014. The student’s family hosts the NZ student and includes them in their normal family life. This is an exciting way to experience another culture with the support of Rotary. More information and expression of interest forms can be found at or Leonie McHugh – 0418 982 212. Expressions of interest close 30th June 2013

WOOLWORTHS EARN & LEARN PROGRAM The Woolworths Earn & Learn program is back! This community program enables schools and early learning centres throughout Australia to earn educational resources simply through the school community shopping at Woolworths. From now until Sunday 9th June 2013, when you shop at Woolworths you will be given a Woolworths Earn & Learn Point. There’ll be one Woolworths Earn & Learn Point for every $10 spent, excluding cigarettes, liquor and gift cards. Completed sticker cards can be dropped into the box in the office. The Woolworths Earn & Learn program offers products to suit students of all ages. Schools and early learning centres can choose resources based on their unique needs, across every educational category possible, including mathematics and English resources, science equipment, arts & crafts materials, sports gear and more.

CANTEEN ROSTER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The College canteen needs some extra help. If you would like to help on any day during the week between 9.30 -1.30pm (or even just a couple of hours in the middle of the day) please phone Emma Daley at the College Canteen on 5525 4100. Term 2, Week 6 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Bronwyn Mason Kim Galloway Pat Shirt Julie Davis-Chaplin Michelle Cramp

UNIFORMS UNIFORM SHOP The College second hand uniform shop is open every Monday from 2.45pm – 3.45pm. Please go to office for directions.

ATTENDANCE REMINDER A reminder to all parents, notes must be in within 7 days of your child's absence or the absence will be reported on your child's report as UNEXPLAINED. Students who have more than 15 days leave in a year must have supporting documentation from a doctor or make written application to the Assistant Principal. This may also require an interview with the Principal or Assistant Principal. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PARENTS / GUARDIANS EXPLANATION FOR PUPIL’S ABSENCE PUPIL’S NAME _______________________________________Year__________ PC ________ DATE(S) OF ABSENCE _________________________________________________________ REASON FOR ABSENCE ________________________________________________________ PARENT / GUARDIAN SIGNATURE ________________________________ DATE __________ *Failure to have an absence explained within 7 days of returning to school MUST, BY LAW, be recorded and reported as UNEXPLAINED ABSENCE.

U15 Girls Bill Turner Trophy Soccer Team A great game played by St Joseph’s Regional College in their 2nd round match against Great Lakes College Forster. The opposition were tough and the match was evenly poised for the majority of the game time at 1 – 1. The difference was a 30 metre free kick five minutes from time which landed in the top left corner of the goal by Great Lakes, who were victorious with a 2–1 result. All girls gave their best effort on the day and were a little unfortunate not to proceed to the next round. Well done, girls.

Diocesan Cross Country – Port Macquarie 42 students ventured to Wayne Richards Oval to tackle a tough cross country course mapped out by our very own Mr Chris Delaney with the assistance of Alex Gillman. The wet and bogging conditions didn’t seem to bother the competitors and luckily the rain held off for the majority of the events. Congratulations to all who participated on the day. Some great results saw 11 competitors from our College progress to the NSW CCC level in Sydney. Lily Smith (4th), Tahlia Hunter (2nd), Eleanor Wright (2nd), Mimi Donovan (3rd), Laura Cook (2nd), Isaac Sanderson (2nd), Cooper Lewis-Bain (6th), Bailey Marshall (5th) and Max Carter (2nd). Liam Wright and Nathan Ross got through on times due to being on Year 12 retreat. Congratulations to these students and all the best at CCC.

YEAR 9 & 10 ELECTIVE SPORT A reminder to parents that, all elective sport fees for Term 2 must be paid before choosing a Term 3 sport. Students with outstanding sporting fees will be assigned to school sports only. There is no cost for participating in school sport.





Week 6

Mon 3rd June Tue – Fri Tue 4th June Wed 5th June

Open Boys Triple Jump Yr 7-10 Exams Dio Southern Open Soccer - Kempsey CCC Touch - Penrith (Dio Teams)

Week 7

Mon 10th June Tue 11th June Thur 13th June Fri 14th June

Queens Birthday SJRC Athletics Carnival Open Soccer - North v South Final CCC Cross Country - Eastern Creek

Week 8

Mon 17th & Tue 18th June CCC Basketball Open Finals Wed 19th June 7-10 Soccer Gala Day - Coffs Harbour Fri 21st June Primary Zone Athletics Carnival @ SJRC

Week 9

Mon – Thurs Tue 25th June Fri 28th June

Yr 9 Canberra Excursion Waratah Cup Rugby Union - Coffs Harbour Last day of Term 2

ATHLETICS INFORMATION- TUESDAY 11TH JUNE Tuesday 11th June is our Annual Athletics Carnival. Traditionally this is an excellent day of competition, participation and fingers crossed – great weather. The day starts immediately after PC with a rotation of six events. Students will move through this rotation in their age groups. The events are 100m, 200m, shot putt, discus, long jump and javelin. Lunch will be held around 1:00pm and the highlight of the day – the 100m finals and relays conclude the day’s competition. Presentation of Age Champions and runners-up as well as Champion House will complete the day. A reminder that parents and families are welcome to attend. This is a compulsory day for all students. Jobs will be allocated on the day for sick or injured students – please send a note of explanation in to Mr. Blackman on the day. If it is raining the morning of the carnival please listen to 2MC FM and Star FM to find out if the carnival has been postponed. If this is the case students will have a normal day 2 timetable. Good luck to all students. Mr. Blackman

St Joseph's Regional College Newsletter 31st May 2013  

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