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24 April 2017

Principal’s Reflection

It has been amazing to watch the resurgence of the celebration of ANZAC Day for Australians over the last few decades. Hundreds of Shalom students will join countless thousands of others tomorrow in remembrance of those who suffered the horrors of international conflict. It is easy to forget that winners write the history and often choose to remove the inconvenient truths of history. Understandably, on ANZAC Day, we will focus on the courage and bravery of so many of our service men and women. It has been wonderful to see the media, in the lead up to the celebration, highlighting the many stories of the winners of the Victoria Cross - Australia’s highest honour for bravery. All of that said, we should not forget that war is the end and tragic result of human stupidity. No one really ‘wins’ a war. One country or another might be victorious but not without suffering enormous and irreplaceable cost. War, like all tragedy, can bring about the best and worst in humankind. ANZAC Day does stand out as a national celebration. Very few countries commemorate an awful defeat like the one suffered by the Australian forces at Gallipoli. We remember tomorrow the bravery, the courage, the terror and horror that make up a war. We celebrate the young men and women who were prepared to do their best in awful situations - sometimes successfully, sometimes not. We celebrate their willingness to stand in harm’s way for their mates and for something larger than themselves. There is not much to ‘celebrate’ about war but it is very worthwhile commemorating and honouring the memory of so many young men and women who did what was asked of them, and more, by their country and their descendants - us. Lest we Forget.

On an only slightly related issue, I am forced to wonder about how alive and well the ‘ANZAC Spirit’ is in our current generation. We had a good Cross Country event on Friday. I am always very conscious that Cross Country running is far from everyone’s first choice but it is what we do at Shalom for one hour a year. Again, as the graph below shows, we had a significant ‘spike’ in absentees on Friday. We had 170 students absent compared to about 40 the previous day. We then had about 30 students having to leave school before the Cross Country began. Maybe another serious flu outbreak? I have absolutely no doubt that there were Shalom students who had very valid reasons not be to at school on Friday or not compete. But 200? If we as parents continually permit our young people to take soft options in the face of challenges, what are we teaching them? Are we doing them any favours by encouraging the path of least resistance. That is not the tradition that we honour in this country tomorrow.

Congratulations

Congratulations to our new Australian Citizens Courtenay Parfitt (Chisholm) and his parents, Carola and Roy who celebrated their Citizenship service recently. The Parfitt family have been great contributors to the Shalom community and Australia will be a better place for their presence.

Shalom Rowing

Shalom Rowing is a powerhouse at Shalom. So many parents give so much time for so many of our young people. One of the great successes of Shalom Rowing is the opportunity it has given Rebecca Markwell who graduated from Shalom a couple of years ago. Rebecca has a significant vision impairment and, despite this, in her final years at Shalom, took up Rowing. Recently, Bec participated in the National Rowing Championships. I got the following lovely email from her which reminds me why we put time, effort and resource into sport.

Dear Mr McMahon,

I am writing to offer my sincere thanks for your support in my endeavours at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta 2017 and the many other regattas that I have recently attended. As you may know, I do not own my own boat or oars. Without your kindness, I would not have been able to compete in any Singles race at any of these important events. This is especially significant to me, since I am no longer a current Shalom College student.

Please also acknowledge the hard work and dedication of my coach Mr Rodney Silcox. Rod has stood by me and supported me since 2014 as an athlete with disabilities to confront and overcome the many obstacles that I have faced while pursuing my passion for competitive rowing. I believe that Rod and the Shalom College staff have shown the true works of a real Christian community.

Kindest regards,
Rebecca Markwell

Staffing

We welcome to our staff three new teachers this term. Regrettably, Mr Ian Jenner has had to take some extended time off due to ill health. His classes have now been distributed to other staff on a permanent basis. Ms Rhonda Cutmore and Mr John Sheppard join us from North Bundaberg State High School and Kepnock State High School respectively - both will mainly teach Maths. Ms Sara Rogers will replace Ms Vicki Allen and be a teaching partner with Ms Louise Hume. We also welcome Ms Alta Bertram to our Library staff.

School TV

School TV is a product designed for parents. It is a series of short videos by expert presenters on a range of topics that might be of interest to many. These will be updated monthly. Topics covered include dealing with stress, sexting, cyberbullying, dealing with alcohol and drugs etc. This is a really worthwhile portal for parents and I strongly encourage you to have a look at it. There is a link to this site on the Parent Lounge Portal and we will also add a link on our website.

Mr Dan McMahon
Principal
mcmahond@shalomcollege.com

Newsletter Articles

Student Welfare and Information

Term 2 Camps

Both our Year 10s and Year 8s will attend camp this 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 term due to the scheduling changes.

2017 Year 10 Camp Schedule – Term 2

Camp No.

House

Dates Attending

House Coordinator

1

McAuley

2, 3, 4 May

Ms Paula Van Dalen

2

Rice

3, 4, 5 May

Mr David Bond

3

MacKillop

8, 9, 10 May

Mrs Michelle Moller

4

Walsh

9, 10, 11 May

Mr Chris Roelofs

5

Chisholm

10, 11, 12 May

Mr Aaron Brown

6

Adams

15, 16, 17 May

Mr Joe O’Driscoll

7

Lingiari

16, 17, 18 May

Mrs Mary Taylor

8

Hogan

17, 18, 19 May

Mr Adam Knott

2017 Year 8 Camp Schedule – Term 2

Camp No.

CSA Class

Dates Attending

Teacher Attending

1

G

22, 23, 24 May

Mr David Gahan

2

A

23, 24, 25 May

To be advised

3

B

24, 25, 26 May

Mr Patrick Quirk

4

C

29, 30, 31 May

Mr Mike Reid;

Mrs Michelle Moller

(Mr Ian Jenner’s class)

5

D

5, 6, 7 June

Mr Brett Hoskins

6

E

6, 7, 8 June

Mr John Gilbert

7

X

7, 8, 9 June

Mrs Megan Munckton

8

CSA FOCUS

12, 13, 14 June

Mr David Magner

9

F

13, 14 15 June

To be advised

10

Yr 7 FOCUS

14, 15, 16 June

Mr Steve McKay

Mrs Elizabeth Austin-Campbell
Deputy Principal
AcampbellE@shalomcollege.com

Procedures and Information

Clarifying Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures

Again I wish to convey our expectations regarding pick up and drop procedures and the supervision students are afforded before and after regular school hours.

There have been a number of incidents across the diocese which have put the health and safety of students at risk when they have been unsupervised on school grounds. To ensure you are aware of our school’s expectations with regard to pick up and drop offs, please read the following information.

  • At Shalom we have one student pick up and drop off point. This is the area in front of the Administration building. We understand that this causes some delay. Buses are a viable option and there are many choices available.
  • Many students arrive at school before 8:15am. Please be aware that that no supervision is provided before this time. There is however before school tutoring (refer to Tutoring timetable) and the libraries are open at 8am, Monday to Friday.
  • Please refrain from collecting or dropping off your child in any area other than in front of the Administration building. This particularly pertains to the following areas: The Catholic Cemetery, the grass parking area across from the main parking zone, the Baptist Church car park or the area in front of the Sports Centre.
  • It is expected that students are picked up in front of the Administration building. A staff member is on duty from 3pm to 3:20pm. Staff members are also situated at the bike exit and the bus area.
  • Students can be picked up after 3pm unless earlier by arrangement with the College.
  • We ask that you pick up your child between 3pm and 3:30pm. As the Principal has previously indicated, the libraries are open from 3pm to 4pm, Monday to Thursday afternoon. Tutoring, sport and clubs can also be attended.
  • Please be advised that your child is under your supervision once they leave the supervised area and it is an expectation that school rules are still followed.
  • Please be aware that that if you bring under school aged children onto the school grounds, then it is the responsibility of the supervising parent to provide active supervision.

Please acquaint yourself with these expectations. It is the safety and wellbeing of your children we value most.

Head Lice Alert

It has been reported to the school, that head lice are currently an issue in the community.

Head lice are a very common problem in schools everywhere in the world. They are not a threat to health and do not transmit disease, however if they are not treated effectively, they can continue to spread throughout a community. Anyone can get head lice. They are not a sign of poor hygiene. They have no preference for hair colour, hair type or age.

All parents should check their children and other family members for head lice regularly as early detection decreases treatment time and helps break the breeding cycle.

Queensland Health advises that the most effective way to detect head lice is by using the hair conditioner and combing method. This method along with other treatment advice can be found on the Qld Health website below.

http://conditions.health.qld.gov.au/HealthConditions/2/Infections-Parasites/101/Parasites/276/Head-Lice?version=pdf&preview=False

The school requests that families make regular checks of their children at this time so that the breeding cycle can be broken.

As well as following the treatment recommendations on the Queensland Health Website, children should also be advised to:

  • Avoid head to head contact
  • Keep long hair tied back or in a plait
  • Do not share brushes, combs or pillows

Thank you for your assistance with this matter.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Mr Robin Wust
Assistant Principal - Administration and Staff
Robin_Wust@shalomcollege.com

Curriculum Notes

Reminder - Core Studies Learner Conference Bookings Close Today

Core Studies Learner Conferences (formerly Parent Teacher Interviews) may be arranged online via the Parent Lounge at any time until 3:00pm today. Parents without internet access may contact the College on 4155 8111 to make appointments. Core Studies Learner Conferences are scheduled for this Friday 28 April. The next round of Core Studies Learner Conferences is scheduled for early in Term 4. If you were unable to make a booking for the current round of conferences and still require one, please contact your child’s Core Studies teacher directly to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Learner Conferences (formerly Parent Teacher Interviews) – All Subjects and Year Levels Except Year 7-9 Core Studies

Learner conferences for all year levels in all subjects (except Core Studies) are scheduled for the evening of Tuesday 16 May.

The conferences (of 10 minutes duration) will be held in the Sports centre from 3:30pm to 6:30pm with students encouraged to attend and participate.

Conferences may be arranged online via the Parent Lounge. A letter outlining the procedure is attached via the link below.

The online conference booking facility will open at 8:00am on Friday 5 May and close at 5:00pm on Friday 12 May to allow teachers to prepare for the conferences. Parents without internet access may contact the College on 4155 8111 to make appointments from 8:00am Friday 5 May.

While scheduled learner conferences are seen as an important communication between home and school, attendance is voluntary. Parents are most welcome to arrange a conference with specific teachers at any time if the need arises throughout the year.

Interim Semester One Reports

Interim Semester One reports were issued electronically on Friday 21 April. The electronic reports are PDF versions of the fully formatted report that can be printed on the home printer if required. The report can be viewed and printed from the Parent Lounge by selecting the Academic Reports tab on the left.

Parents may still request a printed copy of the report. For ‘one-off’ requests, please contact the College office during business hours. To routinely receive printed reports, please register for the service by updating the Report Mailing address in the Parent Lounge. To do this, when logged-in to the Parent Lounge:

  1. Select the Parent Details tab to the top left of the screen
  2. Select the Update Address Details from the drop-down menu (the Postal address will first appear)
  3. Click the Next Address button at the bottom right of the screen to advance to the Report Mailing option
  4. Click the blue Update Address button to the right of the Report Mailing header
  5. Enter or update your address details (the first field will be initially filled with the words ‘Address for postal reports’ – enter your details over this text and complete the other address fields)
  6. Click the blue Submit Changes button once entries are complete

Parents who do not have internet access, are experiencing problems with Parent Lounge or do not know your Parent Lounge login details are welcome to contact the College office during business hours.

2017 NAPLAN Tests – Information for Parents

All Year 7 and Year 9 students will have the opportunity to sit the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests to be administered on 9, 10 and 11 May this year. The NAPLAN tests will assess students in the areas of literacy (including reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar) and numeracy (number, measurement, chance and data, space, working mathematically, algebra function and pattern). The results from these tests will be used for individual student reporting to parents, school reporting to the community, and aggregate reporting by the State against national standards or benchmarks.

Our Core Studies teachers are leading the preparation program as part of the normal teaching and learning process within classes. The program includes a series of activities exposing students to the types of tasks encountered in the five sub-tests of language conventions, writing, reading, numeracy (without calculators) and numeracy (with calculators) and test administration procedures. The focus of our preparation of students is on developing ‘test-wiseness’ rather than content knowledge which is being developed continuously. Active participation in the preparation sessions will allow students to become familiar through practice with the nature of the test and the strict test conditions involved.

Please note that while maximum participation is expected, parents have the right to withdraw their child or seek exemption from sitting the tests. Students who are not exempt and who do not sit the tests will not receive a report of test results and will not be included in the school data. Students who are exempt from the tests will be reported as having not reached the benchmarks. Special provision is also available to assist students who have recognised learning difficulties to sit the tests.

Parents who are considering withdrawing their child from the 2017 NAPLAN tests and have not discussed this with us are asked to contact the Middle School Coordinator, Mrs Megan Munckton on 4155 8111 by Friday 5 May. Similarly, parents wishing to pursue exemption or special provision for the tests based on recently emerging circumstances may also contact Mrs Munckton for further advice.

For further information about the NAPLAN tests or the preparation program please contact the Middle School Coordinator, Mrs Megan Munckton as above. Alternatively, you may wish to take the time to peruse the information available on the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) website below and the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) website below.

http://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/

http://www.nap.edu.au/

Mr Christian Taylor
Assistant Principal – Curriculum
taylorc@shalomcollege.com

Mission

ANZAC Day

Tomorrow we would love as many students as possible to dress in formal uniform and represent Shalom at either the Bargara or Bundaberg ANZAC Day Services.

  • Bargara Dawn Service: Students to meet at 4.45am opposite the white church on Bargara Road.
  • Bundaberg Service: Students to meet 8.00-8.15am in front of Bundy Hobbies and Toys (previously Dick Smith), 59 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg.
    Don't forget to wear your school hat.

Reminders

  • Year 7, 8 and 9 Parents - Have you booked your Parent/Teacher interview?
  • Year 12 Parents - Do you have any outstanding retreat paperwork?
  • Year 10 Parents - Have you returned your camp paperwork?

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Kim O’Shea-Hard
Assistant Principal – Mission
hardk@shalomcollege.com

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.

Term 2 - After School Tutoring Timetable

Quiet Achiever

Hallie Kuorikoski and Jada Sheppard both Year 10 Hogan House are this week’s Quiet Achievers.

This week’s quiet achievers have combined in their efforts to organise and fundraise on behalf of others in their Pastoral Care class and House. Both Hallie and Jada have been very instrumental in collecting money for CARITAS during the Lenten appeal, encouraging students around them to give to others in need. They also organised a PC party in Term 1, to help bring their pastoral care group together and interact during lunchtimes. The fact that they are in Year 10 helps highlight potential leadership skills of organising, motivating and encouraging others. Well done Hallie and Jada!

Mr Adam Knott
Hogan House Coordinator
knotta@shalomcollege.com

College News

Indigenous Support

QISSN Movie Fundraiser – On This Thursday

MOVIE: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
WHEN: Thursday 27 April at 6:30 pm
WHERE: Reading Cinemas Bundaberg
COST: $15 includes movie ticket and 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

Careers Information

Australian Youth Aerospace Forum

The Australian Youth Aerospace Forum is being held in Brisbane this year from Monday 3 July to Friday 7 July. This five-day residential camp aims to provide Year 11 and 12 students with an interest in aerospace with an insight into the career and training options available after high school. This year’s forum will include opportunities in Aerospace Engineering, Aerospace Trades and Traineeships, Pilot Training and Military Aerospace entry options. Students will experience professional aerospace first hand through exclusive industry site visits and discussions with key industry and academic leaders.

http://www.ayaa.com.au/AYAF-Bris

I can also be contacted via email below or phone 4155 8111.

Upcoming University and Career Information Sessions at Shalom

Date

Information Session

Time / Notes

Monday 8 May

Australian Defence Force Recruitment

Time to be advised

Friday 12 May

CQUniversity Experience, at Bundaberg Campus

9am to 2pm - Students need to register their interest with Mr Braund

Friday 12 May

Presentation by Raymont Residential College, Auchenflower, Brisbane.

During lunch break in C34.

http://raymont.com.au/

Monday 22 May

Presentation by Australian Catholic University

During lunch break in C34

Monday 22 May

Presentation by University of Queensland

Students need to register their interest with Mr Braund

Tuesday 23 May

Bundaberg Careers Expo

Civic Centre - public session 4pm to 5:30pm

Any queries please contact Mr Troy Braund at the College on 4155 8111 or Troy_Braund@shalomcollege.com.

Mr Troy Braund
Careers Advisor
Troy_Braund@shalomcollege.com

VET News

We have had students engaged in various work experience roles at CQUniversity thanks to our partnership with STEPS Employment Solutions. We thank STEPS and CQUniversity for these opportunities and look forward to future success.

David Campbell and Ramirez Limb with staff from STEPS, CQUniversity and Mrs O’Donnell.

Mrs Liza O’Donnell
VET Coordinator
Liza_ODonnell@shalomcollege.com

Cambodia Easter Raffle Winners

Thank you so much to everyone who supported our Year 11’s travelling to Cambodia in the September holidays through the donation of items and buying of raffle tickets. Congratulations to the winners below, who were notified of their prizes on the 28 March – just in time for Easter:

First Prize - David Turner
Second Prize - Denise Bateman
Third Prize - Davina Johnson
Consolation Prizes - Sarah Broadfoot and Matthew Otto

Cambodia Easter Raffle
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Cambodia Easter Raffle
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Mrs Kelsie Huntly
Cambodia Trip Coordinator

Performing Arts

Welcome back to Term 3! With quite a busy term ahead, there are a few things to remember:

  • Congratulations to all those who participated at the Bundaberg Festival of Dance over the holidays. It was a fantastic display of just how much passion for dance that we have in the Bundaberg area and the amazing talent of a number of our Shalom students. A number of students competed extremely well in their solos, duos, trio and groups, with a couple gaining entry into the Championships at the end of the week which was an excellent accomplishment!
  • A special congratulations to Year 12 students Paris Hillier and Jakob Baumgartner for receiving major awards at this eisteddfod. Jakob was awarded runner-up in the Senior Tap Championship and Paris received a number of special awards at the Festival, including the Senior Bursary and Shirley Fosberry Memorial Trophy.
  • The Year 11 and 12 Sydney Performing Arts Tour is going ahead during the first week of the June/July holidays. Just a reminder that the second payment is due on Friday 5 May, along with $63 if you have put your name down to go the Bangarra performance. These payments are to be made through Parent Lounge. Please keep checking emails for updates throughout the term.
  • Good luck to all those involved in the Bundaberg Speech and Drama and Music eisteddfods that commence this week. This is a major commitment for participants and I’m sure that I will be updating you with a number of awardees in the coming weeks!
  • A massive congratulations to Year 7 student Chloe O’Neill who has been accepted into an intensive two-and-a-half week dance program with the English National Ballet in London in August. Chloe was one of only 25 dancers selected for this program from around 650 applicants worldwide. A massive achievement at such a young age!

Ms Anita McAtee
Performing Arts Coordinator
mcateea@shalomcollege.com

Instrumental Music

Performance schedule

Here is a reminder of events planned for Term 2. Please take note in diaries etc. and also note Queensland Catholic Schools Music Festival (Brisbane) in Term 3 is scheduled for Friday 18 to Sunday 20 August. Please notify me ASAP if your child/ren will be unavailable.

Important Dates - Term 2

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 - Performing Arts Precinct 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.

Diocesan Music Camp

More information will be published in next week’s newsletter in relation to costs and accommodation arrangements for students attending this wonderful three days of music making.

Have-a-go

This program was extremely successful in 2016 and will be offered once again next term. If your child/ren would like to learn to play and instrument or to restart learning, please contact me and I will forward an information and enrolment form regarding lesson and instrument hire costs for a term.

Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime by email.

Mrs Robyn Edgar
Arts in Performance coordinator
edgarr@shalomcollege.com

Sports News

Ten Pin Bowling Summer Sport 2017

We finished our summer season of Ten Pin bowling with a finals day on Wednesday 22 March. Lots of fun and chocolates was had by all. Whilst Shalom is sitting at the bottom of the competition overall we had some individual stand outs in the team.

Highest Game (scratch) score (female) - Amber Craven-Hughes - game of 170 pins
Highest Game (with handicap) score (female) Taylah Paulsen - game of 238 (with handicap)
Highest Series (scratch - female) Erin Buckmaster - total over 2 games 264
Highest Series (with handicap) Connor Dingle - total over 2 games 442 (with handicap)
Most Improved (female) Courtney Bryan - increased her average by 32 pins over the competition
Our most improved players for the Shalom Team - Courtney Bryan and Immanuel Andersen

Stars of the Week for Week 6

William May - 58 pins over average for two games (81/73)
Erin Buckmaster - 106 pins over average for two games (128/136)
William May - 70 pins over average with a game of 138

A big thank you to all players.

Mrs Debbie Bishop
Ten Pin Bowling Coordinator

Rugby League News

The last few weeks of Term 1 saw some significant events for Rugby League at Shalom. Firstly, the Year 7 Rugby League Tag competition concluded with an entertaining final between Hogan and MacKillop Houses with Hogan winning 5-4, scoring the final try in the last minute of the game. A big thanks to each of the House Coordinators and the local NRL Game Development Officer Mr Dwayne Mackay, for their help in running the competition.

Late last term, trial games began for our Opens, Year 9 and Year 10 teams. The year 10 game marked the first ever game for our Junior Rugby League class. The Opens team played against Bundaberg State High School in Week 8. BSHS are a difficult opposition and after playing four quarters, BSHS were leading 4 nil and with one-minute remaining Lachlan Dullaway scored in the right corner, after running a great line and fending off the fullback leaving the finishing score at 4 all.

In Week 9, Shalom’s Year 10 Rugby League class, along with a second team, travelled to Gympie to play against the Broncos and Titans affiliated Mountain Creek State High School. Mountain Creek are a Rugby League school of excellence so needless to say, our players were up against strong competition. Both teams competed very well during their games and demonstrated many of the aspects that were taught during both classes and training sessions prior to the games. The Year 10 game was the major practical assessment task for this group and each player achieved this task to a high standard and although the team lost to a team that had to rely on unconventional methods to score points, they certainly made Mountain Creek work for their win.

Our Year 9 team played in the first game against a Mountain Creek Year 9 Rugby League class. Prior to the match, each player was extremely nervous, but entered the field with bravery and a simple game plan to execute in order to both score points and defend as a group. Surprising many, including themselves, the Shalom team began confidently making several line breaks in attack and defended very well across the field. As the game progressed, confidence in the playing group enhanced as the players gained the lead, eventually winning the game 16-8. The trip was therefore quite successful on many fronts with Mountain Creek eager to play again next year.

Finally, this term marks the beginning of the Broncos challenge for all year levels at Shalom. Training will commence very soon for those teams. The Broncos competition will lead into the Confraternity Shield Carnival for the Open’s team and then Winter Sport for all remaining teams. Anyone wanting to play in a Shalom Rugby League team, or wanting to help as an official for a team, please see Mr Feather in the Sports Centre as soon as possible.

Mr Neil Feather
Shalom Rugby League Coordinator
Neil_Feather@shalomcollege.com

Sporting Achievements

Rowing – Ethan Weder

Congratulations to Ethan Weder who competed at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta last week. Ethan was chosen to compete at this regatta after winning the Qld U16 Schoolboys titles late last year. Unfortunately, Ethan competed with an injury and did not gain a podium finish, but he has vowed to return next year, fit and strong. Competing at Nationals is a wonderful achievement and a just reward for a lot of long hours training on and off the water.

Ethan in the bow seat (or back of the boat for non-rower terms) and Harry is 2 seats in front. This particular event was the Open Men’s Quadruple Scull, they only missed out by about 10cm and were competing against men aged 20-30 years.

Golf – Amara Burns

Amara qualified to compete in the Australian Junior Age Division Golf Championships held at the Capricorn Resort in Yeppoon during the school holidays. With over 150 golfers from all over Australia, New Zealand and even some international players. They played 48 holes over three days and Amara finished 5th in her age division, also winning the Championship’s Most Improved Player. Medals were presented by golfing legend Charlie Earp, former coach of Greg Norman, Adam Scott and Karrie Webb.

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Swimming – Connor Simms

Year 11 student Connor Simms, representing the Fairymead Club, continued his outstanding form at the Australian Age Swimming Championships in Brisbane from April 16-21, claiming the bronze medal in the boys 16 years 50m freestyle in a brilliant time of 23.90sec, missing the silver by a mere .07sec in a blanket finish. It was Connor’s first National age medal. After being a finalist in the 100m freestyle at last year’s championships, Connor unfortunately narrowly missed that final this time despite finishing second in his heat. Connor also achieved a 3sec PB in his last swim of the meet, in the 200m freestyle with a time of 1:57 and be placed 18th in Australia for that event. Before the Easter break, Connor also did Shalom proud, snaring two gold medals at the School Sport Queensland Swimming Championships, also at Chandler, in the boys 16 years’ 50m and 100m freestyle. As a result, Connor has been chosen in his first Queensland Schools’ swimming team, to contest the Pacific Schools Games in Adelaide in December, where he will swim in up to seven events.

Mr Vince Habermann

Athletics – Nathan Donaldson

Nathan was recently in Sydney for both the Australian Junior and Open National Championships. In the Juniors, Nathan was mixed with Ambulant runners which is always a difficult challenge especially on the Sydney track which is one of the slower tracks in the world for wheelchair racing due to being soft and spongy. Nathan did manage to achieve a third qualifying time for the Junior World Championships in the 100m race. The selection panel will choose 12 juniors out of the 25 eligible competitors to go over to Switzerland to represent Australia. With three solid qualifying times Nathan has done everything he can to be a contender and now we have to keep our fingers crossed until 29 May for the team to be announced.

Nathan also came away with a Silver medal in the Junior 400m and the Open 400m men’s race.

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 Kylie_Collins@shalomcollege.com.

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
GillsS@shalomcollege.com

Tuckshop Roster

Monday

17 April

EASTER MONDAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY

Tuesday

18 April

Kym Creighton

Karen Higgins

Wednesday

19 April

Claire Hamilton

Sharon Pole

Thursday

20 April

Holly Davidson

Jennifer Pimm

Friday

21 April

Andrew Henricksen

Kylie Jarvis

Monday

24 April

Stefanie Hale

Tuesday

25 April

ANZAC DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY

Wednesday

26 April

Trish Cahill

Thursday

27 April

Diana Willoughby

Tania Wright

Friday

28 April

Michelle Arvidsson-Smith

Nancy Poldervaart

Monday

1 May

LABOUR DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY

Tuesday

2 May

Susie Zunker

Wednesday

3 May

Leanne Grogan

Katrina O’Sullivan

Thursday

4 May

Tamara Smith

Danielle Wooldridge

Friday

5 May

Jenny Cross

Jodie Horton

Monday

8 May

Kathryn Hanlon

Tuesday

9 May

Cathy Duffield

Margaret Keverkis (bi-monthly)

Wednesday

10 May

Cher Giovannoni

Kellie Walker

Thursday

11 May

Paul & Caroline Simms

Allison Toft

Friday

12 May

Michelle Arvidsson-Smith

Leah Whaleboat

Marilyn Wootton

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

Sunday

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

Sunday

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

Sunday

14 May

6.00am - 9.30am

Bruce/Kayleen Bryan

Mary Buchanan

Robert/Mellisa Doyle

Keightley Family

Peter O’Beirne

Steven Schiffke

Marie Walker

9.00am - 12.30pm

Rodney Allport

Marlyn/William May

Patricia Rochford

Tin Yu Wong

Michelle Purkis

Sunday

21 May

6.00am - 9.30am

Leone Aslett

Suzanne Brown

John Delaney

Mechalle Kimber

Mark Morris

Allison Toft

Jennifer Walsh

9.00am - 12.30pm

Marissa Browne

Anne Exelby

Linda Francis

Renita Snare

Sunday

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

Sunday

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

Sunday

14 May

6.00am - 9.30am

Bruce/Kayleen Bryan

Mary Buchanan

Robert/Mellisa Doyle

Keightley Family

Peter O’Beirne

Steven Schiffke

Marie Walker

9.00am - 12.30pm

Rodney Allport

Marlyn/William May

Patricia Rochford

Tin Yu Wong

Michelle Purkis

Sunday

21 May

6.00am - 9.30am

Leone Aslett

Suzanne Brown

John Delaney

Mechalle Kimber

Mark Morris

Allison Toft

Jennifer Walsh

9.00am - 12.30pm

Marissa Browne

Anne Exelby

Linda Francis

Renita Snare

Markets BBQ Roster

23 April

Men Alive

30 April

Cambodia Trip

7 May

Edmund Rice Camp

14 May

Edmund Rice Camp

21 May

QISSN

Catholic Parish of Bundaberg

Community Notice Board

Please see the link below which contains information about an NDIS Participant Information session to be held in May.

Youth Alpha

Bundaberg Regional Council 2017 ANZAC Service

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

Triple P Parenting

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.

http://www.triplep-parenting.net.au/qld-uken/triple-p/?cdsid=ilpoufshggqlfikonuhfhumkomkkklqr

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