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“The Truth will set you free”

7th February 2014 Sunday Mass Times:

Term 1, Week 2

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

The Presentation of the Lord 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 & 5.00pm Long Flat – 9.30am 2nd & 4th Sunday st Kendall – 9.00am Mass (1 Saturday month 10.00am Mass Comboyne) Telegraph Point – Thursday Night 6.00pm Beechwood – 9.30am 1st & 3rd Sunday Lake Cathie – Sunday 8.00am Laurieton – Saturday Vigil 5.30pm, Sunday – 7.30am

What’s on Term 1, Week 3

MONDAY, 10th February (Day 1) TUESDAY, 11th February (Day 2)

WEDNESDAY,12th February (Day 3)

THURSDAY, 13th February (Day 4) FRIDAY, 14th February (Day 5)

- Staff Briefing 8.30am SAPSS Jazz Band in Performing Arts Centre 4.00pm-5.30pm Homework Hub in Library 3.15pm-4.30pm - SWIMMING CARNIVAL- see sport page for further information Intermediate Band/Year 7 Band 7.45am - 8.45am Girls Vocal Group 8.00am-9.00am Homework Hub in Library 3.15pm-5.00pm - Yr 11 & 12 Drama On Stage excursion to Sydney House Staff Meetings 8.20am-8.45am College Jazz Band 7.45am - 8.45am Senior Percussion Ensemble 1.05pm-1.45pm in PAC SAPSS Drumline 3.30pm-5.00pm Homework Hub in Library till 3.15pm-4.30pm - Yr 11 & 12 Drama On Stage excursion to Sydney Homework Hub in Library 3.15pm-5.00pm - Yr 9-12 Music Bravissimo Concert at Glasshouse 12.30pm –2.30pm Concert Band 7.45am-8.45am in PAC Homework Hub in Library 3.15pm-4.00pm


Wednesday 19th February Thursday, 20th February 2014 Friday, 21st February Monday, 24th February 2014 Thursday, 27th February 2014

Year 10 Parent / Student Night 6.00pm – 7.30pm Year 12 Regional University’s Roadshow in PAC HSC Ruby Moon Performance @ The Glasshouse- 6.30pm Year 7 Parent / Teacher Meet & Greet 4.00pm – 5.00pm Inaugural Mass 9.30am – 10.30am

Witness For all the latest news, click the link below to visit St Joseph’s Regional Website

COORDINATING PRINCIPAL’S REPORT 2013 YEARBOOK We have just taken delivery of the St Agnes’ Parish Secondary Schools (SAPSS) 2013 Yearbook. Once again this edition is a 200 page full color magazine which captures the highlights of the centenary year of Catholic secondary education in Port Macquarie. The four SAPSS campuses are featured in the Yearbook: MacKillop Senior College, St Joseph’s Regional College, Newman Senior Technical College and St Paul’s High School. Each school has presented the highlights from its curricular and extra-curricular programs capturing activities in classrooms, in the swimming pool, on sporting fields, on the stage, in church, on excursions, retreats and in the broader community. Our SAPSS family of schools unashamedly strive to pursue ‘Excellence in Education’. I am confident that you will see in the pages of this magazine much evidence of excellence in learning, pastoral care, sport, creative arts, personal development and in spiritual formation. A couple of years ago, Clare Hayes who came into teaching with a background in television and print media, took over as editor of the Yearbook. This very professional publication is testament to her skill and dedication. She was assisted by Amy Chaloner from St Joseph’s Regional, Jaimie Quinn from Newman Senior Technical College and Patrick Cowan, Robyn Cornale, Lincoln Beddoe and Jan Shepherd from St Paul’s. Congratulations to all involved on an excellent publication. The Yearbook is a great keepsake for students and families. I still have all six from my time in high school all those years ago and still refer to them from time to time as I reflect on the people and events that shaped my life. I am sure you will agree that this Yearbook is great value for $15.00. All Year 8 and Year 11, 2014 who attended either St Paul’s or St Joseph’s Regional High School in 2013 have paid for their copy. Others can purchase one through their school office. Thank you in anticipation for your support for this great publication. Mr Jim O’Brien Coordinating Principal

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE I am Your Witness This week, staff from St Joseph’s Regional College gathered for our first “I am Your Witness” prayer gathering. I would like to thank Assistant Leader of Evangelisation, Mrs Helen Gilbert for initiating this program of prayer for our College community. At the conclusion of each gathering, we pray: I expect to pass through this world but once; and good thing therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show, let me do it now; Let me not defer it or neglect it; for I shall not pass this way again. Each fortnight, staff will now take some reflective time together to pray together for our community’s intentions. Year 11 Information Evening On Tuesday, the College welcomed our Year 11 families to a HSC Information Evening. The session commenced with Corben Rees and Christa Morrow leading us in prayer and then most ably lead by Mr David Lewis (Year 11 Senior Coordinator) and Mr Ian Lutton (Leader of Curriculum). They were assisted by Taylor Kennedy who reflected on her experiences as a Senior College student, and Leaders of respective Key Learning areas. I would like to thank all staff for presenting a highly informative evening and thank Mrs Carol Avery who coordinated the supper for the all participants.

100% Attendance Awards At this week’s assembly the College community recognised the commitment and perseverance of students who last year achieved 100% attendance. This excellent effort not only reflects students’ attentiveness to their studies, but also their overall support for making the most of every opportunity made available to them throughout the College year. Congratulations to the following students: Torren Hunter, Ashley Martin, Abbey Jones, Kaylun Dixon, Joel Moore, Zachary Bell-Allen, Stephanie McManus, Reuben Gammon, Patrick McKinnon, Makenzie Dobson, Jacob Gaskill, Sheree Manns and Moira Smith.

Lions Youth of the Year 2013 marked a watershed of achievement for St Joseph’s Regional College students participating in the Lions Youth of the Year competition. Congratulations to Sam Turner (Lions Youth of the Year); Eleanor Wright (Lions Public Speaker of the Year) and to Tayla Furey and Leilani Gobius who were formidable finalists in the competition. Thank you also to Mrs Brigette Rieger who worked so hard to prepare all of our students who participated in the competition.

2013 High Achievers Congratulations to the following students HSC High Achievers for their outstanding results and nominations in the 2013 HSC.

2013 HSC Nominations

Finally, next Tuesday we look forward to our Annual Swimming Carnival and sharing a wonderful day of competition and community building together. God Bless Jim Dempsey Principal

NEWS FROM OUR LEADER OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Year 7 Religious Education This is an exciting time for the Year 7 students as they begin their journey into high school. The first unit in RE: What it Means to Be Catholic should assist your child with settling into our college community and St Agnes’ Parish. Parents can become familiar with the program by going to our Moodle site. The textbook and Understanding Faith Resource is also available on the site. During this term we will also have a Year 7 Reflection Day and a parent /student liturgy. For some parents, it’s a great opportunity to refresh our own understanding of what it means to be Catholic and to look at our own faith commitment. We have copies available of a book called “So You’re Sending Your Child to a Catholic School” for those families who are new to catholic schools. We will have it available at the Year 7 evening. Community Service This year again, we are encouraging students in all year groups to participate in some type of community service. This program is outlined in the diary in the blue pages 19-21. There are student representatives being chosen in each Pastoral Care class that will be highlighting opportunities for students on a regular base. If anyone knows of ways we can help out in the community, please contact the school. Sacramental Program We are in the process of gathering names of any students who may have missed out on receiving one of the sacraments in their primary years and would like to do so this year. We will meet these students individually or in small groups to provide instruction and preparation to receive the sacraments. Students can leave their names at the front office.

Youth Ministry Trainee "Hi I'm Stephanie Figgins and I am the Youth Ministry Trainee this year. I am so excited to be able to work with both staff and students to bring our theme of ‘Witness’ alive. Some of our early initiatives will be a regular lunch time prayer/youth group, in the hopes of giving students an environment where they feel open to express and discuss their faith and meet like-minded youth. The prayer/youth group will meet on Thursdays. Another aspect I will be striving to achieve is a link between our schools and the parish with particular focus on our Youth and Family Mass on Sunday evenings, 5.00pm at St Agnes Church. I will use this space regularly to keep everyone up to date with upcoming parish events and to notify of any community service opportunities. Thank you and God Bless" Stephanie Figgins Youth Ministry Trainee

Other upcoming events at The Youth Hub include: ‘The Black and White Party’ Friday, 21st February Live bands, great food and good friends

CREATIVE ARTS REMINDERS: OnStage - Yr 10, 11 and 12 Drama students that your excursion to see OnStage is on Wednesday, 12th February and your permission notes are now DUE to the FRONT OFFICE. Bravissimo - Yr 10 - 12 Music Students Bravissimo is on Friday 14th February at the Glasshouse. Permission note due into the office on 11th February Senior Creative Arts Excursion - Year 11 and 12 Creative Arts Excursion to Sydney will be held later in the term. Your permission notes and $100 deposit are DUE into the office on Monday 10th February We hope that all our Creative Arts students follow their passion and find their creative inspiration in their work in our classes this year. Playwriting Festival The NSW Writer’s Centre is proud to announce our Playwriting Festival to be held on: Saturday, 29th March 2014 Time: 10.00am – 6.30pm Where: NSW Writers’ Centre, Callan Park, Balmain Road, Rozelle Cost: Full price $90 Members: $60; Conc Member: $50 Bookings: 02 9555 9757 or Claudette Stace Leader of Creative Arts

MUSIC NEWS Girl’s Vocal Group will commence this week on Tuesday, 11th February at 8.00am in the Music Room (C2). All new members can just turn up and they will be added to the role. THIS WILL GO AHEAD EVEN THOUGH THE SWIMMING CARNIVAL IS ON. There is an information sheet for interested Year 7 students in the office and the music room. This will explain all the Music Ensembles and lessons that are available at the College. All music lessons will commence week 3. We are presuming that all students who were having lessons last year are continuing unless you let us know differently. If any students would like to begin music lessons this year, please come and get a form from me in the Music Room at lunchtime any day. Lessons are available in Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Violin and Cello. Singing, Drums / percussion. Instruments are available for rent at the College. Rehearsal times are as follows: Monday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Friday

4.00pm - 5.30pm 7.45am - 8.45am 8.00am - 9.00am 7.45am - 8.45am 3,30pm - 5.30pm 7.45am - 8.45am

SAPSS Jazz Band Intermediate Band/Year 7 Band Girls Vocal group College Jazz Band SAPSS Drum Line College Concert Band

Please ring me if you need any more information. Sharon Green Leader of Instrumental Music Coordinator

THE ART DEPARTMENT NEEDS DONATIONS The Art department desperately need donations of the following items. • • • • • • • •

old clean towels tea towels face washers sheets etc plastic bags plastic containers such as icecream, yoghurt etc. (no glass) old toothbrushes fabrics pieces.

Items that can be used to draw for still-life's such as vases, tea cups, fake plants and flowers etc etc we would like real plants for our verandah so any donations would also be appreciated in the new year.

NEWSLETTER DISTRIBUTION 2014 As our student intake increases at St Joseph’s Regional College, it has become evident that there is a need for the College to be more cost and environmentally efficient in the distribution of the newsletter. Therefore, from Term 1, Week 2 2014 the College newsletter will be emailed to all families. We understand that for some families this is not always the most convenient way of receiving the newsletter, as such, hardcopies will be available for students to collect each Friday from the College canteen; the newsletter will also be available for viewing on the College website

MATHS VAULT PROBLEMS The points (4, 0) and (−4, 0) are two non-consecutive vertices of a rhombus with an area of 80 square units. One of the other vertices is (0, K) where K > 0. What is the value of K? Last Week’s Answer: The teenager is 14 years old

Year 9 Canberra Trip - Monday, 23rd – Thursday, 26th June 2014 Year 9 Canberra Trip 2014 is on Monday, 23rd – Thursday, 26th June which is the last week of Term 2. The excursion in addition to it's social, cultural and entertainment outcomes is an important part of our Year 9 History course as well as fulfilling Board of Studies requirements for a site study in this case the Australian War Memorial. We realise the excursion is a substantial additional cost and for this reason we are advising parents in advance. The final cost and note will come home in the next couple of weeks. Parents will be able to make part payments prior to the excursion. Jason Warneken Leader of HSIE

Europe Study Tour, January 2015

Calling for expressions of interest Dear Parent/Student, St Joseph’s Regional College and Mackillop College are considering running a joint study tour to Europe for students (open to all Year 11 and 12 students and selected Year 10 students) and interested family members in January 2015, visiting Rome, the Bay of Naples, the Western Front and Paris. The tour visits a number of sites directly relevant to core studies in the HSC subjects of both Ancient History and Modern History. The trip would also be of interest to students with an interest in art and in practicing the use of the French language. We are intending to run this tour with Academy Travel, an Australian-based company specialising in school group tours. Working closely with staff at the school, they will develop and manage a program specifically designed for our students. The first step in getting the tour off the ground is to gauge and level of serious interest among students and their family members before we organise an information evening to provide further information and to answer questions. The details of this information evening are: Date/Time: 6pm on Wednesday, 26th

Venue: St Joseph’s Regional College PAC

Please read through the attached flyer, particularly the sections on cost and inclusions. If you genuinely believe you are prepared to support such a financial commitment towards your child’s education and would therefore be interested in finding out more please contact Mr Warneken. Kind regards Jason Warneken Organising Teacher, St Joseph’ Regional College


Personal Career Emails- Parents of Years 10, 11 and 12 will be included in our regular weekly Careers newsletter which are emailed out. Please make sure you register your preferred email address as a point of contact with the College office if you haven’t already done so. Upcoming events:

20th February-

Regional University Roadshow

Regional Careers Website- The 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

LIBRARY NEWS Like us on FaceBook – St Joseph’s Regional College Library. Follow us on Twitter – @sjrcexchange Karen Bale Teacher Librarian

HOMEWORK HUB The Library is a great place for students to complete class work and assessment tasks. All Library resources are available for use during this time. On Wednesdays, Mrs Rosenbaum, our Leader of Mathematics, is available to assist you with mathematical problems. The hours are:

Monday and Wednesday 3.15pm - 4.30pm Tuesday and Thursday 3.15pm - 5.00pm Friday 3.15pm - 4.00pm

The Homework Hub is for people who are "getting things done". Mr Ian Lutton Homework Hub Supervisor

SECONDHAND UNIFORM SHOP- Change of operating day St Joseph’s Regional College Second-hand Uniform Shop Mrs Carol Avery is available to assist you with second-hand uniform purchases on: Tuesday 2.45pm – 3.45pm Please go to the College office where our friendly office ladies will direct you to Carol. We require donations of second hand uniforms. Items can be dropped into the front office. Small sizes are urgently needed in the following items: Girls Skirts and White Blouses, Boys Grey Shorts and White Shirts GIRLS BLUE TUNICS will no longer be part of the College uniform in 2014. If you wish to donate your blue tunics to the College we will be, in turn, donating them to a school in a developing country or an indigenous community in remote Australia.

JOPRIM UNIFORM SHOP Joprim Uniform items Out-of-Stock - We have been advised that Joprim is unfortunately out of stock of certain uniform items. The unavailable items are: School socks: primary sizes 9-12 and 13-3 and School socks: secondary sizes 6 – 10 These items should be available on or around 21st February. Teachers are aware of this and students will not be issued a detention for wearing the wrong socks. School caps and Sports socks are now in stock.

LOST PROPERTY Students who have lost items are required to log the details on the College “Moodle” web page. Mrs Carol Avery coordinates our lost property and will endeavour to get items back to students as soon as possible. Please ensure all uniform items are clearly labelled with name and PC class, especially hats.

BUS TRAVEL Families of students whose bus times or travel conditions are considered as unreasonable are asked to please lodge a complaint on the Busway info line. Email your complaint to:

CANTEEN ROSTER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- The College canteen is in need of some extra help. If you would like to help on any day during the week between 9.30am-1.30pm (or even just a couple of hours in the middle of the day) please phone Jo Farthing at the College Canteen on 5525 4100. Term 1, Week 3 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Marion Pallot Swimming Carnival Amanda Whillock and Louise Stewart Julie Coombes and Goldie Acuna Help Please!

COMMUNITY NOTICES SAINTS NETBALL CLUB- will hold their ONLY rego day this Saturday 8th February at Westport Club from 9.00am-3.00pm. Late regos will not be taken unless vacancies in teams occur. See website for details including options for those who cannot make this date. PORT UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB - Registrations are open for the 2014 season. Players are now able to register for the new season online. United will field numerous junior teams in the U6-U18 competitions. All U6 and U7 players will receive a free soccer ball and pair of shin pads. Information/payment days will be held on Saturday 15th and 22nd of February between 1.00pm – 4.00pm at the clubs Dixie Park clubhouse on Hastings River Drive. Contact the club by email at or via inbox on facebook to PortUnited FC for more information or to receive the clubs registration package. WAUCHOPE JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE - U6- U16- will be holding their registration days on: Saturday, 8th Feb 9.00am – 12.00 noon, Friday 14th Feb 3.30pm - 5.30pm & Saturday 22nd Feb 9.00am – 12.00 noon at Lank Bain Sporting Complex, Beechwood Rd. Wauchope. (Jnr. League grounds). Cost $100 per child (includes Wauchope JRL polo shirt) For furher information contact Cassie Linards on 65 864 792 CAMDEN HAVEN JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB 2014 Registration days will be held at the Laurieton United Services Club Sports Bar on Sunday 9th February 10.00 – 12.00pm and Sunday 16th February 3.00 – 5.00pm. New players are welcome. New players please bring your birth certificate and your Medicare card. Parents and players must sign a code of conduct form and abide by the rules of the club and CRL. COST is $120 for 1 player, $210 for 2 players and for 3 or more players $290. This includes shorts and socks for players. For returning players, Camden Haven JRL has now been set up for online registrations and payments. The link for the registration form is To complete registrations online, you must have an email address on your sporting pulse passport player form. With the multi child pricing, parents need to register all children in one go for the discount to apply. WAUCHOPE SOCCER CLUB online registration is now open for 2014. Playing soccer is a great way to keep fit and to learn team dynamics. Go to registration page: to register. We are holding the following sessions at the Wauchope RSL Club: Saturday 15th February: 10.00am – 2.30pm in Auditorium 1, Tuesday 18th February: 5.00pm – 7.00pm in Auditorium 2, Saturday 22nd February: 10.00am – 2.30pm in Auditorium 2, Thursday 27th February: 5.00pm – 7.00pm in Auditorium 2. For more information ring club registrar, Tracey Eastwood on 0400929480. LAKE CATHIE RAIDERS SOCCER CLUB Registration, & strip fitting days will be on Sat 15th & 22nd Feb at the Lake Cathie Bowling Club between 9.00am and 1.00 p.m (online registrations are now open at payment can be made by cash or cheque on the registration day or by direct deposit (email for any enquiries or payment details). U6-U16 included in the Registration fee is your own personalised playing strip and a team photo. Ages U6 & U7 receive free a ball & shin guards. Come join in the fun and meet new friends at a family fun club. Port City United Physical Culture Club- is holding their registration day this Saturday, 8th February from 10.00am – 2.00pm at Port Macquarie PS For further information contact Kellie on 0428 841 877 or email: Skirts too Short? Trousers half-mast? I can fix your uniform length problems. Just drop uniforms off at the College office for hemming. All items must be in a bag that is clearly marked with your name and contact number $20 per item, Payment on delivery. For further information contact Julie Hickling through our College office or on 0421 672 248

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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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



TERM 1 Week 3

Tues 11th Feb

SJRC Swimming Carnival

Week 4

Mon 17th Feb

closing date CCC tennis trials – Parramatta

Week 5

Mon 24th Feb Tues 25th Feb

Hastings Zone Primary Winter Sports Trials – Oval closing date NSW All Schools Triathlon – Penrith

Week 6

Mon 3rd Mar Tues 4th Mar Tues 4th Mar Wed 5th Mar Wed 5th Mar Wed 5th Mar Thur 6th Mar Thur 6th Mar Fri 7th Mar

NSWCCC tennis selection trial - Parramatta NSWCCC baseball selection trial - Sydney Diocesan open & U/16 girls hockey trials - Grafton Ash Wednesday Diocesan Swimming Travel Day NSW All Schools Triathlon Day 1 - Penrith Diocesan Swimming Carnival - Banora point NSW All Schools Triathlon Day 2 - Penrith Yr 7 Reflection Day - No Sport

Week 7

Mon - Fri Mon 10th Mar

Yr 10 Retreat Northern CCC Golf Selection Trials – Tuncurry

Week 8

Mon 17th Mar Mon 17th Mar Tues 18th Mar Wed 19th Mar

12s,13s,14s,16s & O Hastings 9s RL - Port Mac Diocesan winter sport trials travel day - Lismore Dio winter sport trials (soccer, league, union, AFL) NSWCCC Hockey selection trial closing date

Week 9

Mon 24th Mar Mon 24th Mar Fri 28th Mar

NSWCCC Hockey selection trial - Newcastle Yr 10 PE & English assessment day Opens Country Cup rugby league gala day

Week 10

Tues 1st Apr Thurs 3rd Apr

SJRC Cross Country 14s & 16s Rugby 7s gala day - Coffs Harbour

Week 11

Wed 9th Apr

NSWCCC Northern RL trials – Smithtown

Mon 28th Apr Tues 29th Apr

Pupil Free Day NSWCCC Swimming & Diving - Homebush

Term 2 Week 1

2014 Swimming Carnival Our annual swimming carnival is being held on Tuesday, 11th February 2014 at the Port Macquarie Olympic Pool. Following are links to the program for the day and general information. Students are able to meet us at the pool but must bring a note explaining what they are doing to their PC teacher by Friday, 7th of February. Parents/Guardians and family are all welcome at the carnival.

2014 Sport Permission Notes In 2014 we are trialling an online permission form that covers all sports done on a Thursday/Friday for Year 7 and Tuesdays for Year 8, 9 & 10. To date we have received responses from: • Year 9/10 233/398 • Year 8 130/200 • Year 7 224/224 If you have not filled in the form yet, please click the link below or go to the front page of the school sport website. The same form can be used for all year levels. If you have more than one child at the school please click the "submit another choice" at the end of the process to enter your second child’s information. This form replaces the note that was glued into students PE books. Year 9 and 10 Sport Choices for Term 1 2014 After consultation with parents and friends please choose 1 sport from the following. It is first in best dressed. If the program allows you to choose a sport then you are in. Program will open at 6.00am on Monday, 10th February 2014 and close at 3.00pm on Wednesday, 12th February 2014. Sport

Cost & Venue

Max No.

Academy Volleyball

$30 - Port Stadium


Beach Walking

$3/wk - Various


Contract Sport

Please see Mr. Cannon



$4/wk - Hastings River


Indoor Games

No Cost - Hall


Lawn Bowls

$5/wk - Wauchope


Learn to Golf

$7/wk - Port Driving Range


Learn to Surf

$12/wk - Flynn's Beach


Rock Climbing

$8/wk - Centre of Gravity


Oval Games

No Cost - School Oval



$3/wk - Flynn's Beach


Surf Survival**

$30 - Various.


Table Tennis

No Cost - Hall Upstairs



No Cost - School Courts


Ten Pin Bowling

$8/wk - Wave Bowl


Weight Training

$5/wk - School Gym


** Must do Surf Survival in order to compete or participate in Surfing. * Must have Surf SUrvival Certificate to do Surfing.


2014 Diocesan Winter Sport Trials The Diocesan Winter Sport Trials are being held at St John's Woodlawn on the 18th March 2014. These are trials to select Diocesan Teams. Nominations are now being called for the following sports: Open Boys and Girls Soccer 15s and Opens Rugby League 16s and Opens Rugby Union U/15s AFL (must be born in 1999 or 2000) To nominate please click on the link below. The deadline is strictly Wednesday 19th February. Online Diocesan Registration Form

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