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9 Fitzgerald Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Phone: 07 4155 8111
Fax: 07 4152 6083

27 February 2017

Principal’s Reflection

As I stood talking to one of our dads watching Touch Footy on Wednesday, we were reminiscing about how Catholic schools are different today from our experience years ago. We are both products of single sex Catholic boys’ schools. We both really enjoyed our years at school but there was no doubt that the atmosphere in our schools is very different to Shalom. In my day school had a certain ‘robustness’ about it that is not part of our culture now. You had to be a bit tough to survive and there wasn’t much room given for kids to be different. The Royal Commission into Sexual Abuse is in its final weeks and, this week, is interrogating Bishops and leaders of Religious Orders asking them if they can be sure that schools and institutions are much safer and better now. I am pretty confident that the answer to that question is a resounding ‘Yes’. When I was at school I would not have been confident, in the slightest, that a young man could identify as same-sex attracted and feel safe. I believe that is significantly different today. I love Catholic Education and was particularly proud, last year, to read the documentation for our Diocese that would accommodate transgender students being accepted and welcomed in a school like Shalom or any Catholic school. That is a tremendous step forward for the Church and schools. Our absolute priority is the safety and respect of our students. No child is the same and some face significantly greater challenges than others. I think that Church leaders in Australia could confidently point out to the Royal Commissioners that the way we would look to treat young people as individuals or as same-sex attracted or as transgender would be hard evidence that Catholic schools and the Catholic Church has come a very long way from the 50s, 60s and 70s. There is undoubtedly more work still to be done but we should be very grateful to the Royal Commission for giving this work such a positive impetus.

Enrolment Information

Year 7 2018 Information Evening is on Wednesday night this week (1 March) commencing at 7pm in the Performing Arts Theatre. If you currently have a child in Year 6 or younger and would like to find out a little more about the College, please come along. If you know of anyone who is interested in looking at Shalom as the secondary school for their child, we would be most grateful if you shared this information. On Wednesday 15 March the College Open Day is on from 9am to 11am. This is a chance for prospective parents and students to visit the College and see lessons in action. Visitors will be welcome to walk into any classroom in the College and have a look at what an ordinary day at Shalom looks like.

Collection of Students

The collection of students continues to be a bug bear. Our friends at the Baptist Church on Fitzgerald Street are getting understandably frustrated with Shalom parents using their car park for collection of students. Similarly, it is not really appropriate to use the Catholic Cemetery as a collection point. If parents choose to pick up students at Shalom, please know that between 3pm and 3:20pm it is really busy and there will be a queue. This queue is avoided if your child can catch a bus home or to St Mary’s or to St Patrick’s. It will also be avoided if parents are able to pick up just a little bit later. Remember that the Library is open each day for students to study or do homework after school.

Speaking of Homework

At our Year 12 Induction Liturgy last week, I shared a clip that I think every student (and maybe parent and teacher) should download and replay – a lot! It is by Prince Ea and entitled, ‘Everybody Dies but Not Everybody Lives’. I told the students that it was their homework assignment from me to go home and download it! It is well worth having a look at.

Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Ash Wednesday is this week and the start of Lent. It is a time, in our faith community, that we look to prepare ourselves for Easter. The Tuckshop won’t be serving meat products on Wednesday in line with our Catholic tradition.

Mr Dan McMahon

Year 12 Induction Liturgy
Year 12 Induction Liturgy
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Newsletter Articles

2018 Enrolments

We welcome prospective families to join us this Wednesday 1 March at 7pm in the Performing Arts Precinct for the Enrolment Information Evening for Year 7 2018.

The College will also be holding an 'Open Day' on Wednesday 15 March from 9am to 11am and extend an invitation to all prospective families to come along and view the College during the school day. For the tour please arrive at the Main Administration anytime between 9am and 11am. Bookings for either event is not necessary.

If you have friends, neighbours or work colleagues who are wanting to enrol their child at Shalom, please pass this information on to them.

Applications for Year 7,2018, close on Friday 28 April 2017. All enrolment enquiries please contact Mrs Jan Aplin on 4155 8103 or email

Student Welfare and Information

Year 7 Camps

The Year 7 Camps continue this week with the weather so far being fine, but very hot.

Year 7 Camp Schedule

Camp Number


Dates for Camp

Teacher Attending


CSB Class J

27, 28 February, 1 March

Ms Karen Lyons


CSB Class B

28 February, 1, 2 March

Miss Jessica Altadonna


CSB Class F

1, 2, 3 March

Mrs Nicole Amey


CSB Class A

6, 7, 8 March

Mr Michael Ray


CSB Class C

7, 8, 9 March

Ms Karen Lyons


CSB Class E

8, 9, 10 March

Mr Aaron Brown


CSB Class I

13, 14, 15 March

Mrs Nicole Amey

The FOCUS Class Camp has had to be shifted to Term 2 with dates to be advised.

It is important that you read the Equipment List but please note the following (which is mentioned on the list).

Students need to remember that they are to be sun-safe at all times – they must have t-shirts with sleeves and preferably collars. They are to have longer shorts – particularly the girls as they will be using harnesses for some of the activities. Each student needs to have their own sunscreen as well. A raincoat is a must because even if it is raining the activities will still go ahead; obviously they won’t if the instructors feel it unsafe.

Elizabeth Austin-Campbell
Deputy Principal

Shalom Facebook

Don’t forget to like our Shalom College Facebook page and keep informed about upcoming events.

A link is now on our website or click here


Ash Wednesday

This Wednesday 1 March, is Ash Wednesday and we will run an assembly timetable on this day. We will begin the day with our 8am Chapel Mass, where House Leaders will collect blessed ashes to distribute during an Ash Wednesday Liturgy to be held in Houses at 11:20am. Parishioners, parents and students are welcome to attend the morning Mass, as we begin our Lenten journey.

The Ash Wednesday Liturgy will explore how this Lenten season we aspire to ‘BE’ more, as opposed to ‘HAVE’ more and students will be exposed to the great work of Caritas and encouraged to give to our Project Compassion Lenten Appeal. Staff made a solid start to this appeal on Bishop’s Inservice Day, where each cup of coffee purchased from ‘Love Coffee and all that Jazz’ made 50 cents for our Lenten Appeal.

Schedule of Day – Ash Wednesday 1 March

8am – Shalom Chapel Mass, Loyola Chapel

Assembly Timetable – Ash Wednesday Liturgy and the distribution of ashes at 11:20am instead of House Assembly.

Year 12 Retreat

We are in the process of finalising plans for the Year 12 Retreat, travelling to Alexandra Headland on Monday 8 May to Wednesday 10 May. Please ensure all medical forms are returned by Friday 10 March.

The extra homework we’ve set for parents is due by the last day of term. Please ensure you make this deadline, as it is a challenge for us to ensure all students are accounted for each year. If a student is unable to attend, due to Wide Bay sport or another clash, please notify Mrs Kim O’Shea-Hard (direct number 4155 8114) as soon as possible.

Upcoming Event

Mrs Kim O’Shea-Hard
Assistant to the Principal – Ministry

P & F News

Quiet Achiever

Emily Smith, Year 12 Chisholm House, is our Quiet Achiever this week.

Emily has a wonderful way of being a constant support to her house and PC group without ever seeking thanks or attention. She is a willing participant in all events and helps to organise activities with great diligence and the desire to make it a successful experience for all in the House.

Academically, Emily strives to achieve the best results she can and deserves to be recognised for her kind nature, patience and desire to help others without personal gain.

Mr Aaron Brown
Chisholm House Coordinator

McAuley House News

McAuley Movie Night

We all wish that they still had the old drive in theatres so we could sit with friends and watch a movie as the stars twinkled over-head WELL…

On Friday 3 March, McAuley House is holding their major fund raiser and it is an outside movie night. This offers you a chance to bring along some family and friends, a blanket or chairs and a gold coin donation and have a fun night watching movies in the open air.

The night starts at 6pm and we will be selling snow cones, lollies and soft drinks and having a sausage sizzle. There will be two movies showing which are ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ and ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’. There will also be a raffle on the night.

All money raised will be going to Carinbundi our House charity. Carinbundi is an organisation that offers quality, accessible and planned services to families and caregivers of all people with a disability who live in the Bundaberg region.

College News

Lunch Time Clubs

Bundaberg Catholic Schools Race Day

Tickets are now on sale from the Shalom Finance Office which is open from 8am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday with tickets costing $60 each. Make sure you get in early as tickets sell out quickly.

LOTE Department

Hitting the midpoint of the term, I have noticed Japanese students using Google Translate for their assignments and assessments. Here is some information that is very important to consider when using this App.

For starters; yes, it’s free. It can translate to and from 90 different languages as of time of writing, and it’s readily available to anyone with an internet connection. But all this comes at a price – it’s notoriously plagued with errors, which has the potential to be incredibly embarrassing for you.

If we take the English language as an example, there are many words that sound the same and are spelled the same, but mean entirely different things. Google Translate finds it difficult to know the difference between ‘bear’ (the big hairy mammal) and ‘bear’ (to put up with).

Also, Japanese has a completely different word order to English. Japanese is classed as a Subject Object Verb language, whereas English is a Subject Verb Object language. Japanese is like doing a maths equation, you can fill in the gaps if you know the words. Please refer to the image below.

When you use Google translate it will also provide Kanji and script that the students would not know and are too complex for use in everyday Japanese. This impedes the readability of the document of text that is being created. Students have been informed of the use of Google translate and its ineffectiveness in classes. I do recommend the use of, Japanese dictionary apps on iPads and believe it or not, the good old paper version of a Japanese – English dictionary.

Another point to consider is that modern language is always changing. New words and phrases are always coming into fruition, no matter how much we might find them annoying (‘selfie’, anyone?!). What’s more, language is chock-full of cultural nuances, jargon and metaphors that either don’t translate, or translate badly! This is especially the case for Japanese.

Killer Pythons

The Japan Tour students will be walking around the eating areas selling Killer Pythons for $1.00each this Friday 3 March during both lunch breaks.

Mrs Simone Wilson
LOTE Coordinator


QISSN Trials

The QISSN Carnival offers an opportunity for Netball teams from Independent Schools across Queensland to participate in a state wide competition. This year for the first time there will be 60 teams competing at Boondal during the June school holidays from Sunday 25 to Friday 30 June with Shalom competing again for the seventeenth year.

Trials to gain selection in the team will take place Tuesday 7 March and Thursday 9 March from 3:30pm to 5:00pm in the Shalom College Sports Centre. These trials are open to girls from all Year levels who have a strong knowledge and high skill level in netball. Girls wishing to trial are strongly encouraged to attend training sessions on a Monday and Tuesday morning at 7am and fitness sessions with Mr Hammermeister on a Friday morning at 7am. All training sessions will be held in the Sports Centre.

If you wish to nominate for selection, please see Mrs Somerfield in the Sports Centre for a nomination form.

Killer Pythons

Killer Pythons will be for sale at lunch in the eating areas for $1 on Wednesday 1 March. All funds raised will support the QISSN team.

Mrs Nikki Somerfield
QISSN Team Manager

Maths for Parents

Mr David Magner will be running some maths classes for parents, with the first being held this evening.

These classes will cover the type of maths the children are learning in Years 7, 8 and 9 and the course is designed to provide parents with some basic maths knowledge, so that they can support their children with their homework.

These classes will run for about an hour each Monday evening starting at 6:00pm in the Student Services classroom (please use Student Services reception entry). Lessons will continue for the rest of Term 1 and will cater for all skill levels.

If you would like to take advantage of these classes, please contact Mr Magner on his email below. It is not too late to register for this evenings class!

Mr David Magner

Blood Bank

Once a month Shalom students over 16 years of age donate blood at the local Bundaberg Blood Bank. Students have been very willing already this year to place their name on the list. All students are given an appointment time which is important to keep. For further information, email Mrs Bolam,

First donation - Julia Hensel

Humanities Competitions

A number of competitions are open to Humanities students this year. These include quiz-style and research-based competitions with a range of prizes on offer. The competitions can be an excellent chance to test skills and highlight areas of interest for students. To assist students looking to enter the research-based competitions Mrs Bolam will be available after school on Thursdays to guide the development of their entries. Any student interested in any of the competitions listed below please email Mrs Bolam, or see Mrs Allen or Mrs Bolam in Pod 1.

Competitions include:

  • The Australian History Competition, which is based on the Australian Curriculum and offered for Year 7 and 8 and 9 and 10 students. Entries must be registered with Shalom by Monday 20 March and the competition takes place on Wednesday 24 May. Entry is $6.
  • The National History Challenge is a research-based competition open to all students. This year the theme is ‘Making a Better World’. Entries close in August.
  • The Premier’s ANZAC Prize, which opens for entries in April, focuses on ANZAC history and offers trips to Gallipoli as prizes.
  • The Queensland History Teachers Association Historical Writing competition, which is open to all students and allows the submission of excellent pieces of student work on any historical topic.

Mrs Patricia Allen
Humanities Coordinator

Sports News

Summer Sport Week 2 – 16 February

U15 Cricket

Shalom won the toss and batted first and finished with 7/143 from 15 overs with Adam Pozzebon making 40 (17) and Braden Henricksen 21 (15) and Kynan Hard 21 (14) both not out. In reply, St Luke’s could only manage 7/99 from 15 overs. Shalom’s best bowlers were Braden Henricksen 2/4, and one wicket each to Jordan Condon, Ethan Rach and Zachary Faint.

Two wins on the trot. Well done boys!!

Summer Sport Week 3 – 22 February

U15 Cricket

Shalom batted first against BSHS and finished 1/139 from 15 overs. Joshua Pole 29 (29), Edward Ryan 32 (15), Matthew Jackson 31 (14) and Kynan Hard 16 (12) all retired with the bat. BSHS was then held to 9/79 from their 15 overs. Ethan Rach 2/12 and Tom Martin 2/3 were the chief wicket takers. Another great effort from the boys!!

Open Cricket

Our boys suffered their first loss of the season with a 52-run defeat at the hands Bundaberg State High School but Simon Rathbone was a shining light for Shalom with a fine double. BSHS amassed 2-147, with Simon and Jack Hamilton our only wicket takers. We then made a promising start in our run chase but suffered a collapse of 9-36, before No. 10 Simon (21 not out) and Dylan Murphy combined in a last wicket stand of 32 to salvage a bit of pride before we were finally bowled out for 95. It was BSHS first win, while we are jointly at the top of the table at the halfway point in the competition.

Mr Vince Habermann
Open Cricket Coach


The Shalom 1 Open Girls Volleyball had a thrilling match against Gin Gin High School and despite going down 2 sets to nil, they could hold their heads high. Playing volleyball at a much higher level against a skilled opposition, the Shalom girls put up a great fight and were able to play some exciting attacking volleyball. A super team effort admirably led by captain Krysten Green. Well done girls.

Mrs Shelley Greenhalgh
Volleyball Coach

Ten Pin Bowling

Ten Pin Bowling
Ten Pin Bowling
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Shalom College has made a great start to the summer season of ten pin bowling. We have 28 students participating across seven teams. Students who have never bowled before are continuing to show improvement each week and a lot of fun is being had by all participants. Some standouts over the past 3 weeks are:

Week 1

Connor Dingle with highest game score (males) – 160 pins
Amber Craven- Hughes with highest game score (females) 129
Star of the Week: Joshua Cook with a score of 131 (38 pins over average)

Week 2

Amber Craven-Hughes with highest game score (females) 151
Connor Dingle with highest game score (males) – 128 pins
Stars of the Week: Andrew Caelli with a game score of 121 ( 33 pins over average)
Courtney Bryan with a series score of 157 (87 pins over average)
Max Thompson with a series score of 194 (42 pins over average)

Week 3

Amber Craven- Hughes with highest game score (females) 150
Connor Dingle with highest game score (males) 155

Mrs Debbie Bishop
Ten Pin Bowling Coordinator

Inter-House Swimming Carnival

Over 1000 students competed in the 34th Inter House College Swimming Carnival last Monday. Congratulations to Adams House the overall winner with Walsh in second and Hogan rounding out the top three.

A special mention must go to the House Leaders for their motivation and enthusiasm shown on the day with their House. Also thankyou to the dedicated House Coordinators and the rest of the staff involved. A fantastic day was had by all.

Championship Swimming Carnival

On Thursdays 9 February the school hosted a championship carnival with the purpose of selecting the Shalom Swim team to compete at the District Carnival on the Monday 27 February. A small but dedicated group of swimmers competed and the Shalom College Age Champions for 2017 are as follows:

12yrs Male: n/a
12yrs Female: Emma Nash (Lingiari)
13yrs Male: Kobee McLennan (Hogan)
13yrs Female: Rachel Findlay-Udris (Adams)
14yrs Male: Tobias Street (Walsh)
14yrs Female: Baylee Holden (Hogan)
15yrs Male: Thomas Pascoe (Lingiari)
15yrs Female: Liliana McLennan (Hogan)
16yrs Male: Connor Simms (Adams)
16yrs Female: Ruby Harris (Adams)
Opens Male: Liam Heads (Adams)
Open Female: Sandi Davis (Adams)

One record was broken on the day with Connor Simms setting a new 50m Freestyle record in the 16yrs Male division with a time of 25.14secs. The previous record (2012) was held by National Team Member Matthew Davis.

Congratulations to the Age Champions and to all those students who participated. The Shalom Swim team has been selected (attached) and is posted up on the Sports Notice board in the Undercover Area. Thank you also to the staff that helped run the afternoon.

BDSSS Swimming Carnival

Tonight, Monday 27 February, a strong Shalom swimming team will take on the might of seven other schools in the Bundaberg District Swimming Carnival. The 2017 Shalom Swimming Team list is available on the link below. The Bundy Carnival starts at 4pm and we ask that all students be there by 3:45pm as the relays are the first event of the night. The evening should finish by 7:30pm. All support is welcome and entry is free. Good luck to the Shalom Swim team and thankyou to Mr Luthe for helping organise the team.

BDSSS Cluster 2 Sports Trials

On Thursday of this week, the Bundy Trials for the Cluster 2 Sports (Rugby League, Football, Netball, Rugby Union, AFL, Hockey, Basketball and Golf) will take place after school. If your child is interested in trialling for any of these sports, they must come and get a trial info letter and a medical/permission form from me in the Sports Office. The Wide Bay Cluster 2 Trials will be held on Monday 20 March.

Wide Bay Cluster 1 Sports Trials

Last Thursday saw a large number of Shalom students attend the Wide Bay trials for a variety of sports. Congratulations to all that attend as part of Bundy Rep Team and to those that gained selection in Wide Bay teams for 2017. A list of students gaining Wide Bay selection will be posted in an upcoming Newsletter.

Upcoming Events

Sports Information will be placed on the notice board in the Undercover area. When students need to collect forms and other details from me, I am in the Sports Office located at the back of the Loyola Centre opening onto the Undercover eating area.

Thursday 2 March - BDSSS Cluster 2 Sports Trials
Monday 20 March - Wide Bay Cluster 2 Trials
Friday 31 March - Summer Finals Day

Queensland Oztag

On behalf of Queensland Oztag I would like to congratulate Shalom Students on the way that they handled themselves at our recent 2017 Junior State Cup, they are a credit to your school and the Bundaberg region.

This event saw 2600 plus kids spread across 155 teams competing over three days on the Sunshine Coast in some very high quality Oztag. From your school the following students competed to the best of their ability all with the aim of being crowned the 2017 Junior State Cup Champions.

Under 15 Bundaberg Bulldogs

Jake Bonus, Corey Picaro, Kurt Reid, Aaron Cunnington, Ethan Rach, Caileb Dimes, Bradley Clarke, Lincoln Hooper, Braden Henricksen, William Stupart

Under 12 Bundaberg Bulldogs

Jed Thorne, Benjamin Toft, Jack Picaro

Under 14 Bundaberg Bulldogs

Oliver Collins, Lane Cooney, Coen Broadfoot, William Zahn, Cody Madden, Harrison Schneider, Benjamin Wood, Joshua Mason

Under 13 Ipswich Assassins

Sarsha Leeson, Annabel Roelofs, Taila Saint (all through the players pool).

Further to this Jake Bonus was chosen to represent Queensland City and Corey Picaro was chosen to represent Queensland Barbarians at the upcoming Queensland Tri Series.

Please check out the Oztag Facebook Qld Oztag pages and Bundaberg Oztag For more details please contact me by email.

Mr Cam Cashin
Sports Development Officer

Rugby League Tag

Rugby League Tag is a new House event for Year 7 students that was introduced this term. The competition has been played in great spirit to this point, with excellent support from the NRL who have supplied all the equipment.

This week is the final round of the competition, prior to the finals series, where the top four teams will progress in an attempt to make the Grand Final on Monday 13 March.

Hogan are the front runners so far, with wins in both of their first two games and have guaranteed their finals position. Adams are a close second with a win and a draw, with the combined team of Walsh/McAuley and Mackillop rounding out the top four.

The NRL Development Officers have been very impressed with the level of skill that has been displayed by the players to this point and have given out lots of prizes to those that have impressed most in each game.

So make sure that you look to see when your House is playing next to see the talented Year 7s and give the players representing your House support.

Mr Neil Feather

Sporting Achievements Outside of School

Bundaberg Surf Life Saving

Over the weekend Bundaberg Surf Lifesaving Club had seven competitors qualify to compete in the State surf rescue championships.

Six of these members are either present or past students of Shalom College and represented their club with great sportsmanship and pride.

The photo attached showing the State medal winners as follows:

Under 14 Male Champion Lifesaver, Gold medal to Ky Woods
Under 14 female Champion Lifesaver, Bronze medal to Ella McCaig
Open Female Champion Lifesaver, Silver medal to Laura Greenhalgh

Other results included:

Under 14 female Champion Lifesaver - 6th Jasmyn Theuerkauf
Under 14 First Aid Team - 6th - Ky Woods and Jessica Vaggs (Kepnock SHS)
Under 14 First Aid Team - 7th - Ella McCaig and Jasmyn Theuerkauf
Open First Aid Team - 6th - Georgia Martin and Hayley Bowman
Under 15 Patrol Team - 6th - Ky Woods, Ella McCaig, Jasmyn Theuerkauf and Jessica Vaggs (Kepnock SHS).

Please let us know if your student has performed to a high standard in their after-school sports, so we can celebrate as a community. The College is happy to publish student achievements but rely on parents and sporting associations to advise us of these.

Please email myself or

Your Sporting Fanatic
Mr Simon Gills
Sports Coordinator

Instrumental Music


All groups started rehearsing last week and are spread out between the Band Room and the Performing Arts Precinct Theatre stage. I would like to remind all students that they need to arrive no later than 7:20am to help set up on rehearsal days.


If a student is unable to attend a morning rehearsal, please notify the tutor or myself so that the student can be accounted for. This is a very important issue in relation to child protection.


Could all parents please help the younger students i.e. Year 7 in particular, to write the lesson time in their record book for the remainder of the term. Also ensure that they have their music folder packed the night before. The latter also applies to the older, more experienced students as well!

Performance schedule

The schedule for the year was emailed out on Tuesday 21 February to all students and parents. If you did not receive an electronic copy, please email me and I’ll give your child a hard copy.

Our first concert will be held on Wednesday 15 March in the Performing Arts Precinct Theatre, starting at 7:00pm. The concert is free and all groups will be performing a short piece each.









24 Feb

Entries close for Bundaberg Eisteddfod (solos/small ensembles)

24 Feb

Yr 12 Induction Liturgy


Vocal Ensemble

Sports Centre



15 Mar

March concert


All groups




SHEP (State Honours Ensemble Program)

An email will be sent out this week outlining details in relation to this program which is designed for instrumental and choral students in years 5-9 particularly. Some details can be read on the bottom of the performance schedule sent out last Tuesday.


This program was extremely successful in 2016 and has commenced for this term. If your child/ren would like to learn to play an instrument or to restart learning, please contact me as soon as possible and I will forward an information and enrolment form regarding lesson and instrument hire costs.

Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime by email.

Mrs Robyn Edgar
Arts in Performance coordinator

Science and Mathematics Competitions for 2017

This year Shalom College students have the opportunity to participate in the following national and international competitions:

ICAS Science Competition: Tuesday 30 May
Australian Mathematics Competition: Thursday 27 July

Students are assessed against other students in the same school year, state and country. The competitions are designed to be a fun event, removed from the pressures of formal assessment with problems and questions designed to stimulate the interest of students. All students receive a certificate showing their level of achievement and a detailed report outlining their performance.

If your student would like to participate in either the ICAS Science Competition or the Australian Mathematics competition parents need to complete the appropriate nomination form and return to Student Reception. Parents are encouraged to make the required payment online through Tours and Excursions in the Parent Lounge Portal by Friday 21 April.

If you have any questions regarding any of the above competitions, please contact me via email (below).

Mrs Debbie Bishop
Competition Coordinator

Text Book Hire

Our Text Book Hire will be changing what times it will be open during the school term.

Our new times are:

Tuesday - 7:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday - 7:30am to 3:30pm
Thursday - 8:30am to 12:30pm
Closed Monday and Friday

Should you have any queries please contact the College on 4155 8111 or contact by email.

Mrs Krys Rehbein
Book Hire Manager

Tuckshop Roster

27 February

Stefanie Hale

28 February

Fiona Canniffe

Pauline Shaxson

1 March

Leanne Grogan

Katrina O’Sullivan

2 March


3 March


6 March

Dianne Collins

7 March

Suzanne Weedon-Smith

Susie Zunker

8 March


9 March

Paul & Caroline Simms

10 March

Michelle Arvidsson-Smith

Leah Whaleboat

Marilyn Wootton

13 March

Kathryn Hanlon

14 March

Cathy Duffield

15 March

Claire Hamilton

Sharon Pole

16 March

Jennifer Pimm

17 March


20 March

Mila Robertson

21 March


22 March


23 March

Tania Wright

24 March

Michelle Arvidsson-Smith

Nancy Poldervaart

Shalom Sunday Markets

The Artisan Collective

This unique addition to the Shalom Markets will occur every second Sunday of the month running from 7:00am to 12:00pm in the Sports Centre.

Tuckshop Markets Roster

5 March

6.00am - 9.30am

Bruce/Kayleen BRYAN
Robert/Mellisa DOYLE
Allan/Karen WHITE

9.00am - 12.30pm

Sophie/Ysa BURNHAM
Katherine MINGIN
Roxanne MCLEAN
Marlyn MAY

12 March

6.00am - 9.30am

Suzanne BROWN
Barbara COYNE
Mechalle KIMBER

9.00am - 12.30pm

Marissa BROWNE
Renita SNARE
George/Jennifer WALSH

19 March

6.00am - 9.30am



Richard/Fiona HAYES

Martin KELLY

Rohan/Maddy LLOYD

9.00am - 12.30pm






26 March

6.00am - 9.30am

Murray/Michele FLICK
Greg/Jenny JACKSON
Leslie/Heidi GEYER
Andrew LUCHT
Janelle TEST
Clarissa POINTON
Brendan/Yvette SIMPSON

9.00am - 12.30pm

Terry/Leanne EMMITT
Craig/Joanne KLUVER

Markets BBQ Roster

5 March

Rowing Nationals

12 March

St Pat’s Mini Vinnies

19 March

Cambodia Trip

26 March

PNG Mission

2 April

Edmund Rice Camp

9 April

PNG Mission

Community Notice Board

Triple P Parenting

Queensland parents and carers can now get free parenting support through the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program.

The State Government is funding free access to Triple P, which is the world’s most evidence-based parenting program and has helped more than four million children and their parents around the world develop closer, more positive relationships.

The program was developed at The University of Queensland by Professor Matt Sanders, who is also Director of UQ’s Parenting and Family Support Centre and continues to lead Triple P’s extensive and ongoing global research program.

Please click on this link, which will take you to the website where you can access information relevant to your situation.

This link will remain in our Newsletter with Triple P sending us regular updates and helpful tips.