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9 Fitzgerald Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Phone: 07 4155 8111
Fax: 07 4152 6083

15 May 2017

Principal’s Reflection

I am writing this on Mothers’ Day having watched my kids make their mother wear a dodgy paper crown around the house all morning with the words, ‘World’s Best Mother’ written all over it. Trawling through FaceBook this morning, there are so many beautiful posts by so many people about their Mums and it just reminds me how powerful the role of ‘mother’ is and how important family is to all of us. Families are never perfect. Very few are exactly the same. That said, for the vast majority of us, despite differences, mistakes and idiosyncrasies, family will be our primary support throughout life. More important and more faithful than best friends. Family hang in there for the long haul. Having relationships strained in families is not uncommon and hopefully all of us get the time we need in life to heal hurts. I was talking to the Year 12s on Retreat this week as they had an opportunity to reflect on how important their parents have been in their life. I mentioned to them how grateful I am that I was in my 30s when my Dad passed away.

We had grown close by then and I had an enormously different experience of him later in life than when I was 17. At that point, we butted heads and I desperately didn’t want to be like him. That changed over time. We both mellowed and I am so grateful for those latter years. Not everyone is that lucky but it does remind me about the powerful impact my Mum and Dad and brothers and sister had on me. I should have told them that more often. I mentioned in last week’s Newsletter about Gemma Henricksen (Senior 2010) and the health battles she now has on her hands. There was a really nice article in a NewsMail this week following her representation of local Surf Life Saving at a Gala last weekend. Gemma raised almost $20,000 for Surf Life Saving. Her family have rallied around her at a really difficult time. I am FaceBook friends with younger sister Kelsey (Senior 2015) who was a ‘Gap Year’ Teacher Assistant at Shalom last year and I was really taken with the post Kelsey made on the night of the Gala and the pictures she posted. Family is so important. I hope and pray that my children would have the home that would enable them to support each other like the Henricksen kids when things get really tough – as they inevitably will for us all.

“I think it says a lot about a person by who they look up to, who they aspire to be, how to act and what to drive towards.

Gem, you are all of those things to me, my best friend, my role model, the biggest celebrity in my life.

Every day you show me more and more reasons to push myself and strive towards what I want to do with my life.

The last 19 years I have constantly followed your footsteps ‘cause I always thought you were cool. But these last few years and especially these last few weeks, you have astounded me with everything you do. Last night was a clear example of you striving towards something you feel so passionate about – Surf Life Saving, the beach and giving back to people. You are beautiful, you are strong and you are always a winner to me. I could not be more grateful to have you by my side.”

Learner Conferences

Learner Conferences are on Tuesday evening this week. It is always good to have your child participate in the discussion with their teachers whenever possible.

Easter Faith

It has been wonderful to welcome a number of the Shalom community into the Catholic faith over the Easter season. We’ve had teacher, Angela Samways and her son Harrison baptised at Easter and last night, Board Chair, Mrs Tanya O’Shea and students Alani Morley (Rice House) and Zane Groves (MacKillop House). The Catholic Church is a better community for their participation.

Fr John Daly Retirement

Fr John Daly retires as our Parish Priest next weekend. Shalom could not have had a better friend, mentor, guide or pastor than Fr John. He is an outstanding man and a wonderful priest. Happily, Fr John is not looking to leave his home town of Bundaberg and won’t be a stranger here in his retirement. Pastors of his integrity, wisdom and spirituality are a real gift to the Church and the world.

Federal Funding

Federal Funding for Catholic Schools remains a much talked about issue post budget. Some things have clarified in the last week but more discussion needs to take place between Catholic School authorities and the Federal Government. Shalom is very grateful to our local member Mr Keith Pitt, for the access he has provided for Shalom and other local Catholic schools in discussions with the Minister’s office. Attached is a Q&A sheet provided for parents by the Catholic Education Office in Rockhampton.

My Appraisal

Anyone wishing to participate in this process are welcome to contact Mr Stephen Dale by emailing

Date Claimers

Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase tickets for yourself and your children to watch this movie together on Monday 12 June in the Performing Arts Precinct Theatre at 7pm! We invite parents and students from the wider community.

Tickets now available at the College office – Adults $5, Students Gold Coin donation.

Parents need to be ‘engaged’ with the education of their children if they want to maximise their child’s achievements. Please come along to the free Parent Session held on Monday 22 May at 7.30pm in the Loyola Centre. The Queensland P&F would like you to register your interest by emailing or phone 07 3336 9242. Light refreshments will be served.

Mr Dan McMahon

Newsletter Articles

Student Welfare and Information

Term 2 Camps

2017 Year 10 Camp Schedule – Term 2

Camp No.


Dates Attending

House Coordinator



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

To be advised



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

To be advised



14, 15, 16 June

Mr Steve McKay

Mrs Elizabeth Austin-Campbell
Deputy Principal

Health Notice

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 at:

The College 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 plaits
  • Do not share brushes, combs or pillows

Mr Robin Wust
Assistant Principal – Administration and Staff

P & F Committee

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 6 June at 5.30pm.

Mrs Gail Norris
P & F Secretary

Bus Transport Assistance

Visit the Non State Schools Transport Assistance Scheme (NSSTAS) website to see if you qualify for financial assistance to help with the cost of transport and apply below by 31 May 2017. Late applications cannot be accepted.

ROSA Awards – Term 1

Congratulations to the following students who received a Recognition of Student Application Award for Term 1 2017.

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Fletcher Ace

Jade Balchin

Aldrin Abraham

Noah Anderson

Illiana Barazza

Alwin Abraham

Keanu Arsenault

Amyleigh Bayntun

Alestaire Albarico

Faith Asubonteng

Kaylee Bell

Jessica Asnicar

Dylan Beer

Alex Bennett

Ella Balchin

Jesse Beveridge

Charlotte Boge

Jack Beveridge

Hayley Bignell

Luke Borovac

Madison Bishop

Sophie Bond

Jasmine Bowden

Adena Blackburn Mitchell

Maegan Bowden

Coen Broadfoot

Rohan Boas

Laney Brooks

Alyssa Cameron

Sofie Bonanno

Harley Bugeja

Mia Cittadella

Gina Bowden

Amara Burns

Tahlia Collin

Axel Bright

Jordan Burridge

Oliver Collins

Jada Brown

Liam Bury

Mikayla Condon

Briah Browne

Grace Bushell

Kendal Dodd

Luke Bujayer

Bailey Canino

Libby Dullaway

Isabella Burgess

Katelyn Carige

Amelie Eke

Kye Burgess

Everett Christen

Reanna Eke

Nicholas Cahill

Tia Church

Zachary Faint

Gabrielle Carter

Oscar Clancy

Rachel Findlay-Udris

Kealey Clarke

Ainsley Clarke

Harrison Foster

Nicholas Creighton

Mitchell Clarke

Lauren Godfrey

Lily Crook

Makayla Cook

Taylah Gough

Seth Day

Holly Crossley-Price

Daniel Guzman

Demetri De Florian

Patrick Curtis

Brynn Harrap

Jasmine Dooley

Samuel Davies

Caitlyn Harrap

Michael Doyle

Brogan Dell

Lilianna Hass

Mack Druce

David Felstead

Tiaani Hema

Clare Evans

Meg Freeman

Darcy Hensel

Europa Fauid

Dakoda Friske

Kasey Hess

Emma Felstead

Jack Frohloff

Jessica Hick

Kira Ferns

Jacinta Gahan

Baylee Holden

Flynn Friske

Tahlia Glover

Ella Hurst

Callan Gardiner

Tecoda-Faith Groszmann

Flynn Ingall

Mikayla Graham

Kaitlin Hall

Heath Jacobs

Ellie Greer

Lucy Halloran

Sarah Juillerat

David Grey

Will Hamilton

Isabella Layman

Charley-Jayne Harney

Dane Harris

Claudia Luczka

Lilly Hawkins

Caitlyn Hartshorne

Benjamyn Lynch

Jude Hellmuth-Williamson

Lili Haster

Portia-Lilly Matteschek

Braden Henricksen

Zali Haster

Bianca Matthews

Zoe Hess

Emma Hawe

Felicity May

Lincoln Hooper

Cooper Herwig

Brigette McMahon

Bridgette Howard

Hope Jarvis

Hannah Medcalf

Angelina Jarick

Indigo Jenkins

Tim Moonie

Patrick Jay

Brendan Jensen

Bonnie Morcom

Aimee Jonsson-Harlacz

Lekesha Johnson

Letila Morris

Bridget Keightley

Daley Jones

Daneka Robinson

Cody Kluver

Pelenatita Kaufusi

Imogen Runge

Harrison Little

Owen Lawson

Brigid Ryan

April Logan-Walker

Marnie Little

Taila Saint

Jorja Lucht

Steven Loadsman

Chevy Saunders-Higgins

Patrick Maher

Oscar Lowe

Harrison Schneider

Ella Marschke

Ethan Maas

Cody Schubel

Makayla Matt-West

Hamish Maclean

Abbe Shoobridge

Lily McCormack

Katie Maher

Michel Smith

Maicey McKey

Josephine Manski

Taitum Staley

Abby McMillan

Nick Mason

Courtney Stupart

Hayley Meechin

Jake McCaig

Ciarne Tanna

Will Munckton

Molly McEldowney

Claudia Thomson

Sarah Nash

Kobee McLennan

Georgie Tuzes

Jasmine Nio

Jonty McMahon

Cayley Voss

Daemon O'Brien

Nicholas McMahon

Gia Vu

Harry Packwood

Kaylie McRitchie

James Waters

Kahlia Paech

Jack Meissner

Piper Wilson

Alistair Pappalardo

Tayla Monsen

Chantal Winkler

Charli Parker

Alani Morley

Jhanna Yee

Abhash Pathak

Owen Nash

Izaak Young

Chloe Pearce

Anna Nicolson

Jessie Zammit

Tayla Pearson

Alanna O'Connell

Joshua Pole

Isaac O'Driscoll

Michelle Pople

Elyse Packwood

Lauren Raines

Kayla Perham

Ethan Rehbein

Zoe Pisani

Kaelynn Rossetto

Makayla Plate

Edward Ryan

Jordan Roebuck

Libby Schiffke

Annabel Roelofs

Olivia Schneider

Tegan Sheehan

Eryn Skerman

Meghan Skerman

Rylee Skerman

Mitchell Sly

Lilliarna Smith

Bonnie Stephenson

Michael Symmons

Dylan Theuerkauf

Jasmyn Theuerkauf

Benjamin Toft

Ruby-ann Tobin

Ben Trebbin

Elana Webster

Abbie Walker

Jarryd Weedon-Smith

Jack Walker

Ky Woods

Bailey Ward

Geordan Zunker

Darcy Warhurst

Phoenix Warner

Aaliyah Watson

Bailey Webb

Jai Wheat

Aleisha Woodcroft

Samuel Wooldridge

Luke Wyatt

Cristian Zandona

Cooper Zielke

Mrs Megan Munckton
Middle School Coordinator

Taking Care of Business

Financial Literacy is an essential part of everyday life, it is relevant to both teenagers and parents. It is important that today’s teenagers have a financial life for their whole life, yet nearly all will have no or very limited exposure to financial life skills education.

The Business Education Faculty in conjunction with the Shalom College P & F have subscribed to The Wealth Academy. As a subscriber the school and our school community has access to a variety of resources targeting financial literacy for teenagers. The program aims to help build financial capability across the community, as these issues can be a significant concern. As parents and community members I encourage you to log onto The Wealth Academy website (details below) and look at the variety of resources available.

Username: QP_Shalom
Password: Shalom_p

Video password: twavideo_p (Some videos require no password, but many do)

Mrs Gail Norris
Business Learning Area Coordinator

Where are they now? Shalom Edition

Name: Matthew Gavin
Graduating Year: 2011
Current Role: Secondary School Teacher

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

Since leaving Shalom in 2011, I have graduated from the School of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland with a degree in Health, Sport and Physical Education. Since I graduated just over a year ago, I have worked on contract as a HPE/Junior Science teacher at Rochedale State High School and I am now working at Wynnum State High School as a Science/Mathematics teacher teaching Year 8 Maths, Year 8 Science, Year 9 Science, Year 10 Science and Year 11 Biology. With a year or so of experience in teaching, I am thoroughly enjoying myself even though teaching was not my first choice.

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

During my time at university, I felt that I needed an offset to study and decided to take a few guitar lessons. I picked up guitar really quickly and started to sing. My teacher at the time thought I was quite good at singing and so I decided to do a little bit of busking. Long story short, busking has now turned into a music business which sees me singing at weddings and boutique bars most weekends. The weddings can be quite stressful at times, but I love it and it has become a real passion of mine; not to mention the pocket money it earns me.

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

I started university in the field of human movement studies so that I could progress into Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy. This is clearly not what happened. Once at uni, I studied subjects similar to physiotherapists and occupational therapists and I quickly decided that those career paths were not for me. I decided that I wanted to work with vibrant youth rather than working with older people. I wanted to influence kids the way that I was positively influenced by teaching staff at Shalom College and many of my coaches in the sporting arena too. I did quite a lot of coaching with my sport and as a school leader, I got a lot of pride and joy from influencing younger students. That said, I have stuck with teaching and as I mentioned, I am thoroughly enjoying it and am looking forward to teaching in the UK for a couple of years, in a year or two's time.

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

Between the music and my teaching, I am really happy with how things have progressed over the past six years since I graduated from Shalom. Shalom certainly gave me the foundation that I needed to succeed. Although Shalom had no bearing on how I progressed after school, it certainly pointed me in the right direction. And after that, it was up to me to get to where I am now.

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

I thought that I would leave you with a piece of advice that you may want to pass on to students. It comes from a past student who has aged in a generation similar to the generation of current students, where having a qualification is almost essential to success. "The only person that can decide whether you are going to succeed is you. You have many people around you including peers, teachers, parents and your family. All of these people want to see you succeed and if they don't want to see you succeed, then they are not people that you should have in your life. You need to take the amazing opportunities that you have with a school like Shalom, with the teachers that you have at Shalom, with the opportunities that you have with your chosen peers and your given family members, and with the skills and talents that you possess as an individual. Find the right people to guide you, but take the leap yourself and you will find yourself standing where you want to be. You are the only person that can change you and your successes.”

Where are they now? is semi-regular feature where 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 email Mrs Patricia Allen at

Mrs Patricia Allen
Humanities & Social Science Learning Area Coordinator

News from the Science Department

Congratulations to Lauren Blackwell who has been selected to attend the 39th Professor Harry Messel International Science School, ISS2017: Future Power

Lauren has been selected to represent Queensland at this year's ISS program at The University of Sydney from a very large number of highest-quality applications, it is a great credit to her to be chosen to attend.

The ISS2017 program has a great line up of guest speakers, all leading scientists in their fields, including fusion expert Steve Cowley, solar researcher Kylie Catchpole, smart grids engineer Tony Vassallo — as well as speakers on biofuels, nuclear energy, battery storage, and many other topics. Not to mention the incomparable Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Sleek Geek and all-round science guru.

And outside the lecture theatre a wide range of activities are planned, from lab tours and experiments, to harbour cruises and talent nights.

Surfing Scientist

Year 10 students enraptured by the surfing scientist Ruben Meerman

Ruben is a surfer with a physics degree and a passion for STEM education. He has worked in the laser engineering industry as an industrial physicist, taught primary science education at Griffith University and is a regular guest lecturer in the School of Biotechnology and Bio Molecular Sciences at the University of New South Wales. Ruben’s science show combined the amazing effects of liquid nitrogen, laser beams and thermal imaging cameras to explain the hidden science behind the amazing phenomena we experience every day.

Ruben showing the rapid
expansion of gas

Students were mesmerised by
bubbling beakers, freezing cold
fluids and explosions of fog
as they learnt real science.

ConocoPhillips Science Experience

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience is a fun 3 or 4 days of science activities for Year 9 and 10 students in 2017.

Each program is designed to provide students who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work.

The program takes place in over thirty-five universities and tertiary institutions, within many different laboratories and lecture theatres. Participants perform experiments in the laboratories, meet and hear senior lecturers in the lecture theatres, attend site visits and walk around and experience what it is like to be on the campus of a university or tertiary institution. More than 65,000 students have taken this rare opportunity, up to date.

The program also provides information about further studies in science, technology and engineering. It highlights the wide range of careers that allow students to pursue their interest and abilities in the sciences.

One aspect of the program often commented on by participants is the opportunity to meet and share ideas with students from different schools. Each program includes a BBQ or other social activity.

For full details and an application go to:

Mrs Viv Hillocks
Senior Science Learning Area Coordinator

College News

QISSN Netball Update

Please come and support the Shalom College QISSN team as they take on Hervey Bays Xavier College on Friday 19 May and the following Friday 26 May, they will play St Luke’s Anglican School. On both afternoons the games will start and finish at approximately 3:45pm to 5:00pm and will be held in the Shalom Sports Centre.

The QISSN girls will also be running the Sunday Market BBQ on the 21 May where we will be selling delicious food, running raffles and a money board, all to help us get to Brisbane to compete in the QISSN carnival in June.

We would like to thank our sponsors Struddys Sport, Across the Waves Sports Club, Rum City Food, Ross Gray Motor City, Peters Ice Cream, Zac’s Meats, McDonald’s Wide Bay, Ray White Bundaberg City and Reading Cinemas whose valued support has greatly reduced the cost of the team attending the carnival.


Thank You

The Year 8 Core Studies A would like to thank Visy Board for their kind donation of cardboard.

Mr Brett Hoskins
Core Studies A Learning Area Coordinator

Careers Information

Careers Expo 2017

Upcoming University and Career Information Sessions at Shalom

Further information received:

  • International House (co-ed residential college at University of Queensland)
  • Faculty information booklets for University of Queensland 2018 Undergraduate programs

These documents are available at the Careers Advisor’s office or at Goondeel Library.

Any queries, please contact Mr Troy Braund, Careers Advisor, at the College – 4155 8111 or via email.

Mr Troy Braund
Careers Advisor

2017 Premier’s Reading Challenge

The Premier's Reading Challenge is an annual state wide initiative for state and non-state schools and home educated students from Prep to Year 9, as well as children (aged up to five years) enrolled in an early childhood centre. The Premier's Reading Challenge is not a competition but aims to improve literacy and encourage children to engage in reading for pleasure and learning. We will be running the Premier’s Reading Challenge for students in Years 7, 8 and 9 as part of Core Studies B in collaboration with the Library and Resource Centre. Recording sheets will be provided to all CSB students and we look forward to seeing all students participating from May 15 until August 25. The goal for all students is 15 books read during the challenge so let’s get reading!

Dr Wendy Davis
Teacher Librarian

Instrumental Music

Music Eisteddfod

A number of our students competed in this year’s Eisteddfod with great success. I have included photos of some of these very successful students and the Jazz Vocal group. These students included: Louis Myers-Macdonnell – Intermediate Woodwind Championship; Ciaran Huang-Ryan – Senior Brass Championship.

Performance schedule

I have included 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.

On the schedule below, you may notice that there has been a slight change to the start times for the June concert. At this stage, the Junior groups will perform at 5pm and Senior at 7pm. I will email out more details about this in the next couple of weeks.

Important Dates - Term 2

2 June - Senior Formal, 7pm - Brass Quartet - Sports Centre

7 June - June Concert, 5pm Junior Groups and 7pm Senior Groups - 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

I am anticipating all information will be sent out next week regarding cost and accommodation. I am still waiting for final details and appreciate your patience.

SHEP Brisbane

The dates for the State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) program are scheduled for the September holidays. Dates are Thursday 28 September to Sunday 1 October 2017 with nominations closing Friday 19 May. Cost will be $280 payable to Griffith University upon acceptance of an offer. If you would like your child/ren to attend please let either their tutor or myself know. We will be nominating students however you do not have to accept if you don’t wish to.


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 an 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

Sports News

Cross Country

Age Champions Lucy Bowden
and Georgia Cutmore

Age Champion Tom Martin

Shalom had three victors at the Bundaberg and District Secondary Schools Cross Country at Gin Gin State High School on Wednesday 3 May, with our sole 16 Years Girls representative, Lucy Bowden a big winner in a time of 20:28. Georgia Cutmore clocked 20:11 in taking out the 15 Years Girls title, while Tom Martin was the 15 Years Boys’ champion with a time of 16:03. We had three runners-up, Lee-Challe Kriel (14 Years Girls), Lachlan Stevenson (12 Years Boys) and Bonnie Stephenson (12 Years Girls), along with five third placegetters, Emily Doyle (17 Years Girls), Kiah Everingham (16 Years Boys), Mackenzie Crossett (15 Years Girls), Fletcher Ace (13 Years Boys) and Mikala Lobegeier (12 Years Girls). A further 17 Shalom students earned points as top 10 finishers in their age groups, Bailey Rach, who was a close fourth in the 17 Years Boys category, Baylee Holden (4th 14 Years Girls), twins Lili and Zali Haster who took 4th and 6th respectively in 13 Years Girls, Dylan Goni (5th 15 Years Boys), Harry Schiavon (6th 16 Years Boys), Aimee Jonsson-Harlacz (6th 15 Years Girls), Patrick Maher, Cooper Burns and Nahum Pascoe, who wound up 6th, 7th and 8th respectively in the 14 Years Boys, William Grima and Connor Patterson, who grabbed 6th and 7th respectively in 12 Years Boys, Alyssa Cameron (7th 14 Years Girls), Todd Marriott (8th 15 Years Boys), Sophie Bond (8th 12 Years Girls), Michael Doyle (9th 15 Years Boys) and Nelia McNicol (10th 17 Years Girls). Congratulations to all our runners who represented Shalom with pride and gave their best. Shalom finished a gallant second to St Luke’s in both the Senior and Junior Championship Trophies and third to St Luke’s and Discovery in the Percentage Points Trophy.

Shalom Rowing

Shalom rowers won eight events at the first BDSSS Head of the River Lead-up Regatta at Bucca on Sunday. Shalom performed well with many other good performances recorded by our team members. Congratulations goes to Grace Pashley and Hamish Young who were our singles winners at the regatta with Grace powering to victory in the U16 Girls, and Hamish outgunning team-mates Joshua Pole, Samuel Nelson and Patrick Waters as Shalom filled the top four first placings in the U15 Boys event. Grace also combined with Amy Snare, Clare Evans, Ellie Greer and Taitum Staley (cox) to take out the Year 9 Girls Coxed Quad. Hamish also joined forces with Joshua Pole, Darcy Hensel and debutant Reece Santalucia to win in the Year 9 Boys Coxed Quad. Samuel, Patrick and Darcy also teamed up with Zachary Christiansen to lead the field home in the Year 8 Boys Coxed Quad, while Zachary and Patrick edged out Darcy and Samuel in a Shalom quinella in the Year 8 Boys Double.

We had two other triumphant doubles pairings, Ellie Greer and Claire Barber in Year 9 Girls, and Ella Creighton and Anna Nicolson in Year 7 Girls. Anna also placed second in the U14 Girls Single. After representing Shalom well at the Nationals during the Easter school holidays, Ethan Weder finished a gallant second in the U17 Boys Single. Our year 7s also showed promise at their first regatta, with Tallan Foster shading Matthew Parker for third in U13 Boys Single field and also taking third with Lincoln Dwyer in the Year 7 Double and Allie Wenning our best in the U13 Girls, snaring third.

The second Lead Up Regatta will be next Sunday 21 May.

Shalom Rowing
Shalom Rowing
Click images to enlarge

Mr Vince Habermann
Rowing Assistant

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.

21 May - Rowing Regatta 2
24 May - BDSSS Teams Cross Country, held at St Luke’s

Sporting Achievements


Recently, Shalom had four students play in the Bundaberg 12 Years School Girls Netball held in Hervey Bay. Angel Cory, Holly Crossley-Price, Tegan Mason and Tia Church. All girls played extremely well throughout the carnival and Bundaberg dominated and was undefeated. Well done!

Angel Cory, Holly Crossley-Price and Tegan Mason were also selected in the Wide Bay side to compete in the State Champions held at Brisbane in June.

Congratulations to all the girls.

Football (Soccer)

Shalom students Blayne Burrows, Connor Patterson and Patrick McMahon were selected in the Bundaberg team at the School Boys Trials for football that played in Hervey Bay last Thursday and Friday.

Patrick was successful in making it into the Wide Bay team and will play at State Carnival in July this year.

Well done boys!

Your Sporting Fanatic

Mr Simon Gills
Sports Coordinator

Tuckshop Roster

15 May

Mila Robertson

16 May

Kym Creighton

Karen Higgins

17 May

Claire Hamilton

Sharon Pole

18 May

Holly Davidson

Jennifer Pimm

19 May

Andrew Henricksen

Kylie Jarvis

22 May

Stefanie Hale

23 May

Fiona Canniffe

Pauline Shaxson

24 May

Trish Cahill

25 May

Diana Willoughby

Tania Wright

26 May

Michelle Arvidsson-Smith

Nancy Poldervaart

29 May

Help Needed

30 May

Help Needed

31 May

Help Needed

1 June

Show Public Holiday

2 June

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

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

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

28 May

6.00am - 9.30am

Christine Buwalda-Nicolson

Joanne Godfrey

Richard/Fiona Hayes

Martin Kelly

Rohan/Maddy Lloyd

Karlee Pfeffer

9.00am - 12.30pm

Wayne Fuller

Bruce Green

Kylie Johnstone

4 June

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

11 June

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

Markets BBQ Roster

14 May

Edmund Rice Camp

21 May


28 May

Relay for Life

4 June

Rugby League Confraternity

11 June

Rugby League Confraternity

Catholic Parish of Bundaberg

Parish Relay for Life

Parish Bulletin

Community Notice Board

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.

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