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9 Fitzgerald Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Phone: 07 4155 8111
Fax: 07 4152 6083

27 March 2017

Principal’s Reflection

I felt for my colleagues at Cranbrook School in Sydney last week. The façade of Cranbrook School was the centrepiece of the reporting on TV of the alleged sexual assault on a fifteen year old girl by a teenaged male student who attends Cranbrook. According to media reports, the assault was videoed by another teenager and posted on Social Media. It is reported that the girl was unconscious through intoxication at the time of the assault. This is an awful story. Every parent’s worst nightmare. The media made a very big deal of the fact that one of the perpetrators attended Cranbrook. I’ve never been to Cranbrook but I would presume that there would be lots of similarities to Shalom and a number of differences (not least of all that their school’s fees are about eight times those at Shalom!). I was struck by how much emphasis was made of the school the boy attended. The attack happened at a private residence on a weekend. I’m not sure why there weren’t more questions posed by the media to the parents of the young people who attended the party – all of them! Particularly of the parents who hosted the party. Every parent would have been shocked and appalled at what happened at that party and asked themselves whether it could happen to their child. Well, it could, every weekend in Bundaberg, if parents don’t know where their children are, who they are with and who is watching over them.

Angela Mollard wrote an excellent article, which is embedded below, in yesterday’s Sunday Mail and said, “Consent, alcohol, morality, social media are all at the heart of this growing social problem but the issue none of us are willing to discuss is this: parental meekness.” Too many parents go missing when the hard questions need to be asked about their children gathering with other youngsters – ‘Who will be there? Will there be alcohol? Who is supervising?’ And then prepared to say a clear and final ‘No’ if the answers aren’t satisfactory. As parents we know that, at times, it is a battle not to just give in. It is hard to hear from our children that we are the worst parents in the world and no other parent ever asks those questions. ‘Don’t you trust me?’ is an emotive laden and regular barb in the teenage arsenal. Parents who don’t go to significant lengths to find out who is taking responsibility for their children when they are not in their own direct care are just asking for trouble and shouldn’t be surprised when it occurs. Cranbrook School was the face of a tragedy that was the responsibility of a significant number of parents – not the school. In fact, this particular crime came to light because of the staff at Cranbrook. Maybe there are people out there who consume media who think that bad things won’t befall parents who are prepared to pay $30,000 a year in school fees! How deluded is that? Bad things will befall parents, and their children, when parents give up on asking the tough questions, setting boundaries and following through on those. As well as for those parents who believe that they need to be their child’s best friend and not their Dad or Mum.

Easter Liturgy

Easter celebrates an amazing mystery of hope over darkness. May the life and promise offered by a Risen Jesus be a profound blessing for every Shalom family. We will celebrate an Easter Liturgy on Thursday at 11:45am. Parents are very welcome to attend in the Sports Centre.

Summer Sports Finals

Summer Sports Finals are on next Friday. Good luck to all of the 21 Shalom teams involved in Summer Finals. The next most represented school in Finals is Bundaberg State High with ten teams competing. Shalom sport is as healthy and vibrant as ever. We are very grateful to all of our coaches who give so much of their own time to ensure that your young women and men get great sporting opportunities.


Friday will be the last day at Shalom for Mrs Judy Luthe who has been a staff member at Shalom since 1992. Health issues have impacted on Mrs Luthe recently which have brought forward her retirement plans. We are deeply grateful to Judy for her commitment and dedication over so many years and wish her every happiness. Mrs Vicki Allen has only been with us this year but circumstances have necessitated her resignation and we expect to see her back at Shalom in the future. Mrs Kim Toll has been working in our Library and has made a very valuable contribution to the community both as a parent and staff member. We wish Kim every success as she undertakes full time study in education. We will welcome to staff next term Mrs Rhonda Cutmore who is a very experienced teacher of Maths who joins our community from North Bundaberg High. We also welcome Ms Sara Rogers who will take Ms Allen’s place job-sharing with Mrs Hume. Ms Alta Bertram will join the Library staff on a part time basis. We hope that Mr Ian Jenner will be well and ready to return to work next term but plans are in place to ensure stability for the classes that missed Mr Jenner this term.


ANZAC Day occurs in the second week of next term. We will have a College celebration on Monday 24 April in the Sports Centre commencing at 11:45am. Parents are always welcome to attend.

Mr Dan McMahon

Newsletter Articles

Student Welfare and Information

We are coming to the close of term and with Term 2 cooler weather eventually comes. I draw your attention to the following information about jackets that may or may not be worn with the uniform:


As many of you would know the blue jacket that has become very popular of late is no longer available. However, another version of the blue jacket will be available at the uniform shop this year. The students need to wear the jumper (or the blue jacket should they own one). The Year 12 students are permitted to wear the senior jacket but not the jersey with their formal uniform.

A number of students purchased the track suit top which is black with a red collar – the convenor in the uniform shop assures me that when students were purchasing these they were told that they were the top of the College tracksuit and should not be worn to school with the formal uniform. Unfortunately, a number of students are now wearing these jackets as part of their formal uniform.

Please be advised that in 2017 and onwards these tracksuit jackets (the black with red collar tracksuit top) will not be permitted to be worn. NO SPORTS JACKETS can be worn with the formal uniform – this includes Confraternity/Netball/Rowing jackets.

The Year 12 bomber jacket may ONLY be worn by Year 12 students.


Can I remind everyone that it is important that your child is on time for school each day. If there is a reason that they are running late, a note of explanation should be written in the Record Book – that would be much appreciated. This is an area that I feel really needs addressing. It is an important life-skill as our young people will eventually move into the workforce….and they will need to be on time.

Last Week of Term

Classes conclude on Friday the 31 March – if teachers have completed this term’s work they will be commencing new work; so if your son or daughter tells you the ‘we are not doing anything’ they may be erroneous! Please, don’t allow your child to stay home.

And last, but not least, can I thank you for your continued support when we are working with our young people.

I wish you and your family a happy and holy Easter.

Term 2 Camps

Both our Year 10s and Year 8s will attend camp next term. The Year 10s will go first in House groups starting Week 3, followed by the Year 8s which start in Week 6. One Year 7 group will also head out next term due to the schedule changes this term.

2017 Year 10 Camp Schedule – Term 2

Camp No.


Dates Attending

House Coordinator



2, 3, 4 May

Ms Paula Van Dalen



3, 4, 5 May

Mr David Bond



8, 9, 10 May

Mrs Michelle Moller



9, 10, 11 May

Mr Chris Roelofs



10, 11, 12 May

Mr Aaron Brown



15, 16, 17 May

Mr Joe O’Driscoll



16, 17, 18 May

Mrs Mary Taylor



17, 18, 19 May

Mr Adam Knott

2017 Year 8 Camp Schedule – Term 2

Camp No.

CSA Class

Dates Attending

Teacher Attending



22, 23, 24 May

Mr David Gahan



23, 24, 25 May

Mrs Judy Luthe



24, 25, 26 May

Mr Patrick Quirk



29, 30, 31 May

Mr Mike Reid;
Mrs Michelle Moller
(Mr Ian Jenner’s class)



5, 6, 7 June

Mr Brett Hoskins



6, 7, 8 June

Mr John Gilbert



7, 8, 9 June

Mrs Megan Munckton



12, 13, 14 June

Mr David Magner



13, 14 15 June

Mrs Judy Luthe



14, 15, 16 June

Mr Steve McKay

Mrs Elizabeth Austin-Campbell
Deputy Principal

Curriculum Notes

Reminder - Core Studies Learner Conference bookings open on the first day of next term

Core Studies Learner Conferences (formerly Parent Teacher Interviews) may be arranged online via the Parent Lounge at any time from 8:00am Tuesday 18 April until 3:00pm Monday 24 April. Parents without internet access may contact the College on 4155 8111 to make appointments from 8:00am on Tuesday 18 April.

Mr Christian Taylor
Assistant to the Principal – Curriculum


On Thursday 30 March we will run on an Assembly Timetable for the Easter Liturgy. The Liturgy will commence at 11:45am in the Sports Centre. Parents are welcome to attend.

Next Term, Monday 24 April will also run to an Assembly Timetable for ANZAC Day Liturgy. The Liturgy will commence at 11:45am in the Sports Centre. Parents are welcome to attend.

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

Information Regarding the Collection of Data from College Records

The Commonwealth Department of Education and Training is collecting student residential addresses which will be used to inform the calculation of school’s funding allocations as required under the Australian Education Act 2013.

For information about this collection, please refer to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training notice by clicking on this link:

Any questions you have may be directed to the helpdesk; details are included in the notice.

Ms Katherine Nelson
Assistant to the Principal – Teaching and Learning

P & F News

To all P & F Members, you are reminded that our monthly meeting is held in the staff common room – all parents are welcome. Please note the next P & F meeting will be held on Tuesday 2 May 2017 after the Annual General Meeting which will begin at 5:30pm.

Quiet Achiever

Maddison Doolan, Year 12 Adams House, is our Quiet Achiever for this week. Maddison always puts in a maximum effort not only into her studies but also into the Shalom community. She gets involved in House events and at times shows incredible leadership. Even though she is working tirelessly towards achieving her academic goals she will always offer her time and assistance and she shows a genuine concern for the young ones around her.

Mr Joe O’Driscoll
Adams House Coordinator


The ROSA (Recognition of Student Application) program was rolled out last year with our middle school students and proved to be very well received. It is an award program which recognises student application to their studies. We value the importance of acknowledging students who are motivated, show perseverance and work diligently to reach their potential. The ‘goal posts’ for all our students are different, however all students are capable of achieving their own success targets.

There are many ways we regularly encourage and reward the efforts of our students. The ROSA award allows for more of our students to be recognised amongst their peers. At the beginning of Term 2, two students from each class subject will receive a ROSA award presented on House Assembly. The awarded students will have their name published in the Shalom Newsletter.

Mrs Megan Munckton
Middle School Coordinator

Where are they now? Shalom Edition

Name: William Buswell

Graduating Year: 2007

Subjects studied: English, Mathematics B and C, Physics, Chemistry, Information Technology Systems and Religion and Ethics.

Current role: Senior Consultant, EY Research and Development Incentives, Brisbane.

What qualifications and work experience have you gained since graduating high school?

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Hons I), University of Queensland.

What has been the most rewarding, challenging or interesting experience in your study or work so far?

My most rewarding experience was walking through the first building that I had designed as a structural engineer (a new hospital in Cairns). My most challenging experience was to transition from structural engineering into a professional services/ financial role to which I had limited technical training. My most interesting experiences continue to be the exposure I get to the innovative and diverse projects and processes being pursued by Australian companies!

How did your senior studies contribute or impact on your tertiary study and/or career choices?

I have always maintained a strong interest in maths and the physical sciences. Studying these at Shalom was great preparation for my engineering degree (especially Mathematics C)! Additionally, although English was not my favourite subject at school, I have found the skills I learned to be the most widely applicable throughout my career. Developing strong, core English skills while at Shalom has delivered huge positive impacts on my university studies and professional career.

Can you identify one invaluable thing that you learned at Shalom?

I was heavily involved in rowing while at Shalom. The teamwork, networking and personal engagement skills that I developed while rowing have been invaluable to my studies and consulting career.

What advice can you offer to current students interested in your field?

Get out there and give it a go! My experience shows that, rather than precluding you from your career goals, past qualifications and experience will only open new and exciting opportunities in many different fields. Take time to learn what opportunities exist in the real world after graduating from school. I continue to learn about new careers every day (and I graduated high school 10 years ago)!

Please feel free to reach out with any questions about my university and professional experience by emailing me at or phone 07 3011 3161.

‘Where are they now?’ is a new feature for the newsletter. In future issues, we hope to profile many past students to learn more about their successes and achievements post-Shalom. If you, or someone you know, might be interested in being featured in ‘Where are they now?’ please contact me on the email address below.

Mrs Patricia Allen
Learning Area Coordinator – Humanities

College News

QISSN Movie Fundraiser

MOVIE: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
WHEN: Thursday 27th April at 6:30 pm
WHERE: Reading Cinemas Bundaberg
COST: $15 includes movie ticket & ticket into lucky door prize
Tickets can be purchased from the Shalom Finance office. All money raised will support the 2017 QISSN team.

Ms Nikki Somerfield
QISSN Manager

Taking Care of Business

Police Station Excursion

On Monday 13 March, the Year 10 The Business of Living and the Law class travelled to the Bundaberg Police Station. This was a rewarding experience as we got to walk around the station, ask police officers questions and even look at the different equipment the officers carry. As we are currently studying the Australian Legal System, this visit allowed us to further understand the law in a practical sense. One of the questions asked was, ‘How do you get into the force?’ Sergeant Williams gave us plenty of insight into what a police officer does.

On behalf of Shalom, we would like to thank all the Officers, especially Sergeant Williams, who willingly answered our questions and showed us around. On behalf of our Year 10 class, we would like to thank Mrs Huntly for organising this trip and Mrs Taske for helping out and coming along. Any Year 9s that would be interested in taking The Business of Living and the Law class next year, we highly recommend it and encourage you to do so.

Rhys and Trinity – Year 10 The Business of Living and the Law Class

Enterprise Education

This term, Year 10 Business Enterprise students became budding entrepreneurs around Shalom. Working in groups, students had to create a business idea, develop a business plan and then run the business enterprise. We have seen some amazing ideas and creative talents emerge as a result of this task. We would like to thank those students who supported the various business ventures that operated over the past two weeks. The profits raised from these enterprises go toward ensuring future groups have the financial capital (funds) to run their enterprise ideas. At the end of the year the Business Department will donate any additional funds raised to assist a charity or non-profit organisation in our local community.

Mrs Gail Norris
Learning Area Coordinator – Business

Careers Advisor

UQ Gatton Residential Program

A fantastic opportunity for year 10, 11 or 12 students to ‘live in’ at University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, for four nights to find out more about Degrees in Agriculture, Science and Technology. See below for full details below and follow links.

FEAST – Future Experiences in Agriculture, Science and Technology

Future Experiences in Agriculture, Science and Technology (FEAST) is a five day residential program designed to inspire and inform high school students of the range of exciting and rewarding science careers in the agriculture, animal, plant and food sectors.

Why attend FEAST?

  • test drive university and meet other students with similar interests
  • explore science disciplines through hands on activities and workshops
  • attend industry run sessions reinforcing the many exciting career outcomes on offer to graduates
  • experience living in the Halls of Residence and take part in fun social and sporting activities
  • chat with current university students and staff and have all your questions answered
  • expand your knowledge of UQ study options and programs, careers and campus life

Cost: $450.00. Price includes 4 nights’ accommodation, all meals, program activities and bus tours.
Where: The University of Queensland Gatton Campus
When: Check in Sunday 25 June 2017 and depart Thursday 29 June 2017
Enquiries: email

FEAST is open to students in Years 10, 11 and 12 however preference will be given to Year 11 and 12 students if numbers are limited. Registrations close Friday 31 March 2017.

QUT Vice-Chancellor STEM Camp

Registration opens on Monday 27 March for the QUT Vice-Chancellor’s STEM Camp to be held in the September holidays. The camp is aimed at high-achieving Year 11 science students, runs for five nights and includes accommodation and meals – and is at no cost to successful students!! 80 places available.

Check website for more information:

Mr Troy Braund
Careers Advisor

VET News

Try’a Trade

Last Wednesday a number of students from Year 10, 11 and 12 participated in a ‘Try'a Trade Day’ held at the Bundaberg TAFE College along with other students from schools in the Bundaberg region. The objective of day was for students to rotate through a number of practical experiences from Bricklaying, Electrical, Plumbing and Carpentry areas. 'Tradies' demonstrated the various trades, then students 'worked' in the respective areas using a variety of tools and equipment associated with that particular trade area. To finish off the day there was a Q&A session with current apprentices who were able to answer questions from their personal experiences, in a particular trade and the path that got them to where they are today. The big key area they suggested was for students thinking about going into a trade, should be involved in some work experience during their school holidays to develop skills and really find out what the trade area is like.

Through the link developed with Construction Skills Queensland it was possible for the students, who attended, to gain a valuable insight to some of the trade areas which will allow them to make a better choice for their future career path. Thank you to Mr Chris Roelofs for his supervision and recruitment of Students.

Mrs Liza O’Donnell
VET Coordinator

Chisholm House News

Chisholm House PCs held a ‘Coin Weigh In’ this week. They raised $316.70 for Caritas – Project Compassion.

Thank you for your support.

Mr Aaron Brown
Chisholm House Coordinator

Instrumental Music

Performance schedule

I have included a date claimer of events planned for Term 2. Please note in diaries etc. Please also note, Queensland Catholic Schools Music Festival (Brisbane) in Term 3 is scheduled for Friday 18 to Sunday 20 August. Please notify me as soon as possible if your child/ren will be unavailable.

Important Dates - Term 2

24 April - Anzac Day Liturgy, 11:30am - Orchestra and Choir - Sports Centre
29 April to 4 May - Solo / Small Ensemble Music Section only - Bundaberg Eisteddfod
2 June - Senior Formal, 7pm - Brass Quartet - Sports Centre
7 June - June Concert, 7pm - All groups – Theatre
20 to 22 June (return travel on 23 June) - Diocesan Music Camp, 8:30am to 5pm each day – All eligible students to attend – The Cathedral College, Rockhampton – College coach or private transport – Accommodation, TCC Boarding House.

SHEP (State Honours Ensemble Program)

Nominations have now been forwarded to the Conservatorium of Music and they will contact each nominated student. When the letter arrives, please indicate to the University, not us, if you wish to accept or decline the offer.


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

Sports News

Fraser Coast Rugby 7s

Shalom College once again sent three teams away to the Fraser Coast Anglican College’s Rugby 7s Carnival on Saturday 18 March. A long and full day – thankfully the rain stayed away – with some great rugby being played.

Our Under 15 team were very unlucky in their first two matches, losing both by just two points.

Under 13 Shalom 1 (Red) also showed great form, but were unable to snatch a victory despite some strong passages of play.

Under 13 Shalom 2 (Black) dominated teams through parts of the day, losing only one round match to St Andrews. After progressing through the semi, they met St Andrews again in the final but were ‘out rugby-ed’ by a very well drilled team.

All players can be proud of their conduct and achievements.

Thanks to a number of people:

  • Mr David Brown and staff at Fraser Coast Anglican College for organising and hosting the event.
  • Mr Brendan Maher for coaching; and Mr Sahlie Komndi-Diggins and Lachlan Sarnadsky for coaching and managing on the day.
  • Mrs Karen Miller-Smith for supervising and supporting Shalom students throughout the carnival and on the bus.
  • Special mention to all the parents who attended – and there were a lot of you (of the 28 players from Shalom, 19 had parents/relatives cheering from the sidelines). Thanks for making the effort to drive to Hervey Bay to support our teams.

Team lists and results are below. We look forward to taking more players away for the 2018 Fraser Coast 7s Carnival.

U13 Shalom 1 – Red: Ryan Barrett, Blayne Burrows, Patrick Curtis, Lincoln Dwyer, Jack Picaro, Coen Searl, Benjamin Smith, Connor Smith, Benjamin Toft.

  • Vs St Lukes - Loss 17-10
  • Vs Xavier - Loss 19-10
  • Vs Urangan - Loss 29-12

U13 Shalom 2 – Black: Fletcher Ace, Ilamia Cattell, Oliver Collins, Lane Crossley-Price, Cody Madden, Lachlan Stevenson, Mitchell Sly, William Zahn.

  • Vs Victory - Win 48-0
  • Vs John Paul - Win 19-5
  • Vs St Andrews - Loss 17-0
  • Semi Vs Xavier - Win 17-14
  • Final Vs St Andrews - Loss 27-0

U15 Shalom: Jake Bonus, Chelson Diggins, Ethan Freney, David Grey, Will Munckton, Nahum Pascoe, Nathanael Pascoe, Corey Picaro, Ben Taylor, James Waters, Hamish Young.

  • Vs St Andrews - Loss 14-12
  • Vs John Paul - Loss 14-12
  • Vs FCAC - Loss 27-0.

Nahum Pascoe takes a lineout ball.

Hamish Young makes a break.

Lachlan Stevenson
receives second place medallions
on behalf of Under 13
Shalom Black team.

Yours in Rugby
Mr Troy Braund
Shalom Rugby Coordinator

Sporting Achievements


At the recent Wide Bay Long Course Championships Tobias Street did a National Qualifying Time in 100m Breaststroke! It will be interesting to see what other qualifying times he gets at School Swimming this week. He's under a second off 50m, 100m & 200m Freestyle & 200m Individual Medley.


A number of Shalom students attended the Athletics State Championships recently.

Lee-Challe Kriel recently competed at the Little Athletics Queensland State Championships and achieved a bronze medal in Girls U13 Javelin.

Matthew Otto broke the 100m record for U16 Boys with a time of 10.96 seconds in the heat and in the final he ran 10.97 seconds, which he won.

This weekend Matthew goes to Sydney for the Australian Junior and Senior Athletics Championships being held at the Olympic Stadium. He will also compete in the Under 16 boys 100 metres.

Ethan Ennett was in the 100m and also made it to the final and ran a PB 11.6 to place 6th out of 22 competitors. Ethan was in several other events as well; 200m heat and made the final and placed 8th out of 20 competitors, Long jump - placed 11th High jump – placed 8th out of 20 jumpers.

Georgia Francis competed as well in Javlin, Shot Put and Hurdles.

Basketball Representatives

Over the Easter school break a number of Shalom students will be attending basketball competitions. Mitchell Wright, Harrison Doyle and Brennan Norris have been selected to play in the Bundaberg Under 16 team and will head to the Queensland State Championships in Mackey during the first week of the holidays. Benjamin Wright will be heading to Townsville in the second week of the holidays to play in the Under 18 team for the Australian Nationals. This will be the 4th year as a Queensland representative for Benjamin. Congratulations to all the boys who have been working so hard to reach this level of competition. Good luck!

TSKF/ISKF Australian National Karate Championships

Last week, Shalom students Lachlan and Mitchell Parnell travelled to the Gold Coast to train and compete in the 7th TSKF National Titles. The week commenced with 12 gruelling hours of training in extremely hot conditions, finishing with two full days of fierce competition. All Karate-ka trained and competed with exceptional self-discipline and strength. Brothers, Lachlan and Mitchell returned home with one gold and two Bronze medals. Younger brother Alex came home with silver and a bronze. Well done to all involved, you represented Bundaberg with honour.

Summer Grand Prix

Nathan Donaldson produced some outstanding results with four personal bests and two Junior World Championship qualifying times.

Having already qualified for the Junior World Championships in the 100m Nathan went even better with a second qualifier. The 200m also saw a Junior World Championship qualifying time knocking over two seconds off his previous PB. In the 400m Nathan did not achieve a qualifying time missing it by only 1.86 seconds but did achieve a PB.

There is no 800m event at the Junior World Championships but Nathan did achieve another PB with 2:09.94 beating his previous time by 2.43 seconds.

Congratulations to all our sporting achievers!

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

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.

Friday 31 March - Summer Finals Day

Shalom Rowing

Shalom Rowing Supporters Group is holding an Inaugural Golf Day at Bundaberg Golf Club, North Bundaberg and would love you to join us for an enjoyable day while supporting Shalom Rowing

Teams consist of 3 players (3 Person Ambrose) with Registration Fees of $120 per Team ($40/Player) which includes 18 Holes of Golf and an all-day sausage sizzle. Drinks are available for purchase - please note it will be a cash only bar and there are limited cash facilities available at the Club.

Please click on the link below to the flyer for more information regarding the Golf Day. There is also a link to the Registration Form which is to be returned with payment.

The following Sponsor Opportunities are available:

  • Premium Sponsorship Package for $180 (Includes display of your advertising materials and promotion of your business plus one Team Registration)
  • Sponsor a Hole for $100 (Includes display of your advertising materials on the day)

Please contact our Fundraising Co-ordinator, Ms Helen Amos on 0421 605 914 should you be interested in either of these available sponsorships or are able to assist us with donations towards the prizes and raffle of the day.

A Tax Invoice (with bank details for payment) will be issued for all sponsors.

Thank you for your support.

Your Sporting Fanatic
Mr Simon Gills
Sports 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

Tuckshop Roster

27 March

Stephanie Hale

28 March

Fiona Canniffe

Pauline Shaxson

29 March


30 March


31 March


17 April


18 April

Kym Creighton

Karen Higgins

19 April

Claire Hamilton

Sharon Pole

20 April

Holly Davidson

Jennifer Pimm

21 April

Andrew Henricksen

Kylie Jarvis

24 April

Stefanie Hale

25 April


26 April

Trish Cahill

27 April

Diana Willoughby

Tania Wright

28 April

Michelle Arvidsson-Smith

Nancy Poldervaart

1 May


2 May

Susie Zunker

3 May

Leanne Grogan

Katrina O’Sullivan

4 May

Tamara Smith

Danielle Wooldridge

5 May

Jenny Cross

Jodie Horton

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

2 April

6.00am - 9.30am

Paula Cittadella
Kath Clarke
Elizabeth Harris
Shelley Pisani
Alison Reinhardt
Helen Robinson
Nicole Schubel

9.00am - 12.30pm

Steve Cook
Tonyia/Lily Garland
Jackie Orchard
Maryanne Taylor
Michael/Cheri Visona

9 April

6.00am - 9.30am

Glen Boys
Jan Bunn
Roselyn Hunting
Trish Ingall
Susie Mant
Karen Marriott

9.00am - 12.30pm

Jenny Cross
Lynda/Mackenzie Crossett
Helen Glass
Jas Haster
Sheridan McMahon

16 April
(Easter Sunday)

6.00am - 9.30am

Linda Adcock
Carol Barazza
Lisa Christiansen
Sally Doyle
Nikki Ellis
Brenda Jay
Penny Green

9.00am - 12.30pm

Sue Sargent
Kathryn Church
Chris Dennien
Jo Leveritt
Maria McMahon


23 April

6.00am - 9.30am

Vince Habermann
Melissa Lancaster
Kate Rehbein
Louise Stallard
Craig Warner
Penelope Wrench

9.00am - 12.30pm

Brendan/Astrid Clancy
Kym Murphy
Jo Medcalf
John Pappalardo

30 April

6.00am - 9.30am

Michelle Baumgartner
Carolyn Caldwell
Tracey Clarke
Melissa Floyd
Jennifer Obst
Ros McCaig
Patricia/Robert Smith

9.00am - 12.30pm

Kate Crook
Karen Garson
Neil Hibberd
Jo Medcalf

7 May

6.00am - 9.30am

Murray/Michele Flick
Greg/Jenny Jackson
Andrew Lucht
Janelle Test
Clarissa Pointon
Brendan/Yvette Simpson
Wanita Stringer

9.00am - 12.30pm

Sharon Anderson
Terry/Leanne Emmitt
Sandra Killer
Belinda Prossliner
Warren Vaschina

Markets BBQ Roster

2 April

Edmund Rice Camp

9 April

PNG Mission

16 April (Easter Sunday)

Knights of the Southern Cross

23 April

Men Alive

30 April

Cambodia Trip

7 May

Edmund Rice Camp

Community Notice Board

Youth Alpha

Surf Girl Black & White Cocktail Ball

Bundaberg Regional Galleries

Bundaberg Regional Council 2017 ANZAC Service

Please click on the links listed for information regarding ANZAC Day Services for Bundaberg and regional areas.

Tread Vietnam and Cambodia

Triple P Parenting

Have you checked out the free parenting support through the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program for Queensland parent?

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.

Drivers College

Drivers College of Bundaberg has a fantastic offer for these school holidays for all students 15 years of age and older. The two-day program will be held at the Drivers College on Saturday 1 April and then the following Saturday 6 April.

The price for the program has been reduced from $250.00 to only $200.00 (includes both days). Drivers college is a Not for Profit (NFP) entity operated by volunteers and is located on Brickworks Circuit, Bundaberg (behind AutoBarn). If you are a pre-learner, novice learning or a new P Plate Driver, this course is a MUST for you.

Contact us NOW on 4181 1773 or see us on Facebook at Drivers College, Web page or email