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19 June 2017

Principal’s Reflection

The thing very ‘religious’ people and atheists have in common, is that they all know - definitely. There is no shadow of doubt or room for change and they seem to have God in a Box or ignored for all time. There was an interesting article in the Weekend Australian on Saturday in the Magazine. They featured two young Muslims, a man and a woman, who have given up their faith. Both indicated that they found Islam to be incompatible with the life that they wanted for themselves and their children. They found the religion to be too narrow and controlling. They have chosen to walk away from the strict confines of religion. Interestingly also, I visited a faith based school recently and, in each classroom, there was a poster outlining the difference between people who choose to follow God and those who don’t. The poster let the children know that there were two ways to live. The best way was to ‘submit to Jesus as their Ruler, rely on the Death and Resurrection of Jesus and the result would be that they inherit eternal life’. The alternative was to ‘reject God as Ruler and run their own life. The result of this choice would be being condemned by God and face Death and Judgement’. This brand of religion, like atheism, knows. There is no doubt and no possibility of change. I really hope that both groups are very wrong and both will condemn me for saying that. I think God is much ‘bigger’ than God is often given credit for. As humans, we get so hung up on names for God as if God couldn’t cope being called by different names. We spend so much time trying to define God by traditions and rules and dogmas. It is easy to get caught up in the process and miss the reality of God. Sister Joan Chittister (one of my great heroes) suggests to us in her book, ‘Listen with the Heart’ that we, “Don’t miss out on a blessing because it isn’t packaged the way you expect.” And I came across a really nice prayer that would be hated by the ‘religious’ and atheists among us -

The Seeker

The Seeker whispered,
‘God, speak to me.” And a meadowlark sang. But the seeker did not hear.
So the Seeker yelled,
“God, speak to me!” And the thunder rolled across the sky.
But the Seeker did not listen. The seeker looked around and said,
“God, let me see you.” And a star shone brightly. But the Seeker did not notice.
And the Seeker shouted, “God, show me a miracle!”
And a life was born.
But the Seeker did not know.
So the seeker cried out in despair,
“Touch me, God, and let me know that you are here!”
Where upon, God reached down and touched the Seeker.
But the Seeker brushed the butterfly away and walked on.

Don’t miss out on a blessing because it isn’t packaged the way you expect.

Semester Break

Good Luck to our travellers during the coming Semester break. I have no doubt all the hard work and training put in by our Confraternity Rugby League and Netball players will pay off. Both those carnivals are in Brisbane and the students and staff will be wonderful ambassadors for the College. A large group of students are also travelling to Sydney for a Dance and Drama excursion. We hope that their passion for those areas will only be encouraged and developed.

Athletics Day

Interhouse Athletics is on second half of Thursday and all day Friday. Always a great day and one where there is something on for everyone. Parents are welcome to attend.

Mr Dan McMahon

Newsletter Articles

Student Welfare and Information

Happy Holidays

To our students and their families, I wish you a relaxing, enjoyable and safe holiday break and look forward to seeing you all on your return in Term 3.

Mrs Elizabeth Austin-Campbell
Deputy Principal

Curriculum Notes

End of Semester One Reports

End of Semester One reports will be published to Parent Lounge for Years 7, 8 and 9 this Friday 23 June. The report can be viewed and printed from 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 Parent Lounge. If you do not have internet access or you do not know your Parent Lounge login details, please contact the College office during business hours.

Year 10, 11 and 12 reports will be published on Friday 21 July (early next term) as per the calendar. Parents are encouraged to contact teachers directly regarding the End of Semester One Report.

Year 10 students and Senior Subject Selection Information

Personal Futures Program

The Year 10 Personal Futures Education Program will commence on Monday 17 July 2017 (second week of Term 2). The Personal Futures Education Program includes:

  • a series of presentations and workshops for parents and students
  • the development of SET (Senior Education and Training) plans
  • registration of students and their ILOs (Intended Learning Options) with the QCAA
  • subject selection for the remainder of the Senior Phase of Learning (Years 11 and 12)
  • individualised career education consultations as necessary.

On Monday 17 July the students will receive advice about these activities, a letter to parents explaining the program and some important print and electronic resources. In coming weeks, a wealth of information will be included on the College intranet under the ‘Year 10 Personal Futures Education Resources’ tab and all parents are encouraged to access this.

The Senior Subject Selection Information Evening

The Senior Subject Selection Information Evening is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday 25 July 2017. The evening will commence at 7:00pm in the Theatre and will be very important for all parents of students, and students, entering Year 11 in 2018.

The Senior Subject Selection Guide

The Senior Subject Selection Guide – 2018 will be published electronically and all students will be instructed to download this to their devices and share it with parents. Parents will also be able to download the Guide via the College intranet under the ‘Year 10 Personal Futures Education Resources’ tab; a wealth of additional information may also be accessed from this location. Parents who do not have access to the internet and/or who would like a printed copy of the guide may request same from the College office. The guide will be published on Monday 17 July.

Subject selections for Year 11 2018

All senior subject selections are made online. Students will be provided with the necessary log-in details and selections for Year 11, 2018 will be made and updated at any time once the service is launched next term. Subject selections will be finalised by Friday 1 September following the completion of Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan interviews. All Year 10 students will participate in a SET Plan interview that parents are welcome to attend, during the school day. SET Plan interviews will commence on Monday 7 August; students will be advised of interview times early next term.

Mr Christian Taylor
Assistant Principal - Curriculum


Refugee Week 2017

This week we celebrate National Week of Prayer and Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (9-23 June), which also encompasses Refugee Week. On assembly we came together to 'Jump Up and Down for Kids' as part of the refugee awareness campaign being run across the state this week. Morning prayer has also been developed around this theme with a daily fact, thanks to a Year 12 Christian Ministry and Theology (CMT) education team.

Mrs Kim O’Shea-Hard
Assistant Principal – Ministry

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 1 August at 5:30pm.

Mrs Gail Norris
P & F Secretary

Year 10 Vaccination Program

Ozcare have now collected all vaccination forms that had been returned to the College. Parents/guardians are to return late Consent cards directly to Ozcare 73 Woongarra Street Bundaberg. All queries please contact Ozcare on 1800 692 273.

Quiet Achiever

This week’s quiet achiever goes to two people who throughout their service as McAuley House Leaders have demonstrated how, like Catherine McAuley our House Patron, their aim is not to dominate but to serve with beautiful gifts of hope, faith and charity which they bring daily to all in McAuley House. Sarah May and Ashleigh Pole have shown so much genuine sincerity which they freely share in such a selfless and unassuming way no matter what they are doing. Each day they come and see if anything needs to be done, they sit and chat to members of McAuley showing a genuine interest in all they see, do and speak with while at the same time working hard at achieving well with their academic work load. Sarah and Ashleigh truly demonstrate their personal expression of MERCY as the 2017 McAuley leaders.

Ms Paula Van Dalen
McAuley House Coordinator

Lingiari House News

Gift for Brother

Even though most Year 12 Lingiari students are die hard Queensland supporters their loyalty to Brother Rochford is greater. They thought it was time Brother updated his jersey so they surprised him with this gift so he will be ready for the next game.

Mrs Mary Taylor
Lingiari House Coordinator

IT Department


We know this time of year is quite busy for students with assessments and exams. As a matter of precaution, we remind students to place a second copy of their assessments on their College H drive. Please note - their documents folder on the local computer (This PC > Documents) is not H drive.

We have recently had a few instances of users losing work due to hardware faults. We don’t want this to happen to your child, so please remind them not to forget to backup. H drives are being backed up every hour between 8am and 6pm each day, so we will be able to assist with recovering files if required.

Microsoft Auto Save

We remind students that for those using Shalom laptops, we have also preconfigured Microsoft Office to auto save every five minutes. For this auto save to work, you must have saved your file first. We recommend saving the file immediately after creation as a part of your processes. For those with BYO devices you can set this up too, try googling it.

Term Holiday Maintenance

Please be aware the IT Unit will be performing updates during the holidays. If a service is not available, please try again later.

Shalom Laptop Repairs

With the June/July holidays fast approaching, if your child has a Shalom laptop with damage, please organise with the IT Unit to get this repaired as soon as possible. We cannot let these damages go unrepaired for too long as sometimes it can cause further issues.

Mr Matthew Mills
IT Manger


Teachers are currently nominating students for Term 2 ROSA (Recognition of Student Application) Awards. These will then be presented to students early next term. This 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.

As a guardian, you can help your child to develop good homework routines. Designate a specific place for homework, set a schedule for homework and remove any distractions such as the television and mobile phones.

Responsibility is a valuable skill for school success. Encouraging your child to take responsibility is important both at home and at school. For example, children doing specific jobs at home and having consequences for not completing these jobs. Modelling for children how to break jobs up into more manageable parts and deciding on a timeframe for completion, is a skill that will transfer from the home environment into the school environment.

Mrs Megan Munckton
Middle School Coordinator

Shalom Year 7 and 8 Beach Party

Bundaberg Maths Team Challenge News

If you have been pondering the question about the value of the cauliflower, we apologise there was a mistake. The corrected question should read:

A cabbage is worth 55 points, an apple is worth 40 points, a potato is worth 45 points and a pumpkin is worth 60 points. What is a cauliflower worth?

For those who are determined to solve the question above, your hint is to consider the number of vowels and consonants (stop reading now if you don’t want the answer).

This makes the cauliflower worth 85 points.

Mr Brett Hoskins, Mrs Lucia Briggs and Miss Erin McHugh
Maths Team Challenge Coordinators

Cambodia Trip News

Ring Road Run – Shalom Day

Congratulations to Year 9 student Tom Martin who scored a brilliant victory in the 5km event at the 2017 Ring Road Run on Sunday 11 June. In a big field of over 250 runners, Tom clocked a time of 19min14sec to be a clear winner. Fresh from his selection in the Australian Athletics Team that will compete at the World Para-Athletics Junior Championships in Switzerland in August, Year 10 student Nathan Donaldson also shone, placing second to his hero and Paralympics multiple-medallist Rheed McCracken in the 10km Wheelies race. Year 8 student Lee-Challe Kriel also did very well to finish 22nd overall in the 10km event in a field of almost 150 in a time of 46min 19sec and be placed 6th out of 80 female competitors.

Mr Vince Habermann

Library News

Premier’s Reading Challenge

This week’s Reading Role Model is Mrs Debbie Bolam, who has shared a little about what she is currently reading, favourite memories of reading from childhood as well her thoughts on why reading is so important.

What are you currently reading?

I am rereading Sally Morgan’s ‘My Place’. This is an Australian classic and has been a part of some school’s English curriculums since its publication in the 1980s. This is why I first read it.

The first part of the book begins telling the story of Sally and her family growing up in the 1950s and 60s in Perth. We read about Sally’s dislike of school, her friends as well as her adventures with her brothers and sisters in their backyard swamp. Until the age of fifteen, Sally was unaware that she was Aboriginal and was encouraged to tell other kids at school she was Indian. But the story line unfolds as Sally uncovers her grandmother’s past and the family’s indigenous secrets. She travels to her grandmother’s birthplace, starting a search for information about three generations of her family. Sally refuses to be ashamed of her heritage; she wants to know it and to be proud of it. ‘My Place’ is a very easy book to read. It’s about a very serious topic, but is lightly told. In teaching ‘My Place’, I found students could identify easily with this teenage girl growing up in a city. ‘My Place’ has been much more valuable for me with this recent rereading, especially with what is now known about the Stolen Generation and Indigenous history of past losses.

What is your favourite book from childhood?

When I was a child, my mother and father would take me to the town library each weekend. My sister would get out Enid Blyton’s ‘The Secret Seven’ and I would get ‘The Bobbsey Twins’. ‘The Bobbsey Twins’ was about a family with two pairs of twins who were always getting into adventures. I don’t particularly remember why I enjoyed these books except that it was a series and the library seemed to always have new ones to borrow. Going to the musty old library was exciting for us as children and it was a weekly practice I continued with our own children. Going to the Bundaberg Library is still part of my life, together with hunting out new Ancient history books during the year and fiction on holidays.

What is it you enjoy about reading?

Reading has been always a part of my life. I read to go to sleep. During the year it is usually a non-fiction book related to what I am teaching - recently the Boudican Revolt. However, when holidays come around, I relax with fiction and get through as many books as I can devour, usually in the first three weeks at the beach. It could be a John Grisham or a book suggested to me by one of the ladies in the book club that I belong to.

Remember to visit the Library to keep up with the Reading Challenge and meet the goal of 15 books read by 25 August.

Dr Wendy Davis
Teacher Librarian

Careers News

Tertiary Studies Expo

The TSXPO will be held at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane on the weekend of 15 and 16 July. The expo showcases information stalls and sessions from all universities and tertiary colleges in Queensland, plus many others from interstate. See the link below for more information.

Shalom will be taking a bus to this event on the Saturday 15 July departing at 5:30am and returning at approx. 8:30pm. This is an excellent opportunity for year 11 and 12 students to gain information about a wide variety of degrees and other courses (year 10 students may also attend, but preference for seats on the bus will be given to senior students). Parents are welcome to accompany their child on the trip. Cost to students is $35, and $25 for accompanying parents. If you are interested in attending, please e-mail (or phone the college on 4155 8111) for further details and attendance forms.

UQ Rural Clinic – Medicine @ UQ Information Session

Mr Troy Braund
Careers Advisor

Sydney Performing Arts Tour

A reminder that there is a meeting in the Performing Arts Precinct Theatre on Wednesday 21 June at 6:30pm. We will be handing out the airline tickets, Opal cards, theatre tickets, insurance booklets, final itinerary, luggage tags and answering any last minute questions that you may have. If you cannot come to this meeting, please make an alternate time to collect your packs by emailing Lynelle McAtee at

Miss Anita McAtee
Performing Arts Coordinator

Instrumental Music

Performance Schedule

The following is a reminder of events planned for Term 2.

Important Dates:

Term 2

20 to 22 June (return travel on 23 June) – Rockhampton 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. There will be no billeting available. Information and registration letters were sent our last week. Please contact me if you have any queries.

Term 3

14 to 16 July – SHEP Bundaberg. Music workshops and concert organised by Griffith University Conservatorium of Music and held at Christian College
27 July – Pre Groups Eisteddfod Concert (to be confirmed)
1 to 3 August – Bundaberg Eisteddfod Groups competition
9 August – Pre Catholic Schools concert
18 to 20 August – Queensland Catholic Schools Music Festival – Villanova College, South Brisbane

Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime by email.

Mrs Robyn Edgar
Arts in Performance coordinator

Sports News

Netball Update


The time has come after nearly six months of training, trials, fundraising and having lots of fun to travel to Brisbane, to the Boondall Sports Centre to take part in the 18th Queensland Independent Secondary School Netball Carnival (QISSN). This year for the first time sixty teams will be competing in the competition and the Shalom girls have been placed in the top twenty and will be trying to gain a position in the top division. Over the five day carnival the girls will play twelve games against teams from all across Queensland in a tough competition.

The team would not have been able to participate in the carnival without the invaluable coaching of Ms Natasha Cross and Miss Taleigha Batt, both of whom have dedicated many hours to ensuring the girls are prepared for the tough competition ahead. Sponsorship from several local Bundaberg businesses have also contributed to the QISSN team’s ability to participate in the carnival. The girls would like to thank their sponsors Across the Waves Sports Club, Rum City Food, Ross Gray Motor City, Zacs Meats, Peters Ice Cream, McDonalds Wide Bay and Ray White Bundaberg City. They would also like to thank Reading Cinemas and Rip Curl Bundaberg for donating prizes for the team to raffle, congratulations to Jack Hamilton for winning the Rip Curl Raffle.

The girls have had an excellent lead up to the carnival after winning all of their pre-carnival games against Xavier College from Hervey Bay, St Luke’s Anglican College and Bundaberg Netball representative teams. However, their toughest trial game was last Monday 12 June against the Shalom CONFRO team and fortunately after last year’s loss the girls were able to redeem themselves and took home a convincing win. Thank you to all staff and students that came to watch the game and support the players, $259 was raised and this money will be split between the two teams.

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If you wish to follow the girls progress whilst they compete at QISSN you can download the 2017 QISSN app, look at the QISSN website ( or regularly check the Shalom Facebook page where I am sure there will be lots of updates!

If you see the following girls around school, please wish them the best of luck:

  1. Grace Whaleboat (Captain)
  2. Madison Hard (Vice Captain)
  3. Georgia Hamilton (Vice Captain)
  4. Kaitlyn Bunn
  5. Kaylee Egan
  6. Amy Hamilton
  7. Zoe Hess
  8. Jessica Lane
  9. Brooke Meissner
  10. Olivia O’Beirne

Vicki Wilson Netball

The Vicki Wilson Netball Carnival offers an opportunity for Netball teams from secondary schools across Queensland to participate in a state wide competition. This year the carnival has two divisions the Vicki Wilson Shield for students in Years 7 to 9 and the Vicki Wilson Cup for students in Years 10 to 12 and Shalom will be entering a team in both divisions.

There are three rounds/stages to the carnival:

  1. Shalom will compete against schools from Bundaberg, Maryborough and Hervey Bay on Thursday 17 August in Bundaberg (Venue to be advised). The winner of this round will be the Northern Wide Bay representative
  2. The winner of the Northern pool of teams will play the winner of the Southern pool of teams on Thursday 24 August (Venue to be advised). The winning team will be the Wide Bay representative
  3. The winner of the Wide Bay region will compete in the Vicki Wilson Shield and Cup finals on the 7 and 8 October at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre

Last week the Vicki Wilson Shield team (Year 7 to 9) was selected. Congratulations to the following girls:

Year 9: Zoe Hess, Tayla Pearson, Sarah Nash, Isabella Burgess
Year 8: Kasey Hess, Anne-Maree Pohlman, Charlotte Boge, Kendal Dodd
Year 7: Macey Egan, Shelby Cass

Girls who have nominated for the Senior Vicki Wilson team will trial on Wednesday 12 July from 3:15pm to 4:30pm in the Sports Centre. Nominations for this team have closed.

Winter Sport Netball – Commences Week 2 Term 3

Teams are currently being finalised and will be posted by the end of this week on school notices and in the Sports Centre. The cost for students is $2.50 for the season and needs to be paid to coaches before Winter finals day. Students need to play a minimum of three games in order to be eligible for Winter finals day.

We have had an overwhelming response from our Junior School students, which is fantastic to see, if you are able to help in umpiring a team please contact Mrs Somerfield.

It has been fantastic to see so much interest and support of the Shalom Netball teams from the College and wider community, the future of netball at Shalom is looking very strong.

Yours in Netball,
Mrs Nikki Somerfield
Netball Coordinator

Shalom Rowing

Shalom produced a highly spirited team performance to place a gallant second to St Luke’s in aggregate points. Shalom was placed third behind St Luke’s and North in the Bundaberg and District Secondary Schools Sports Head of the River Regatta at Bucca on 10 and 11 June. After two tough days of racing, Shalom finished strongly on Sunday afternoon, winning four of the last 10 events. Ethan Weder, Tom Espe, Ryan Barber, Ashleigh Pole and Taitum Staley (cox) were victorious in the Schoolboys Quad, taking out the Hardgrave Trophy. Earlier, Ethan Weder also stood tall by beating arch rival Harry Routh, of Bundaberg State High School, in the Under 17 Single. Ethan Weder also combined with Isaac Coyne for silver in the Year 11 Double. Ethan Weder, Angus McDonald, Ryan Barber, Ashleigh Pole and Joshua Pole (cox) won bronze in the Schoolboys Coxed Four. Tom, Isaac Angus and Zane Haster with Joshua as cox, added silver in the Year 11 Quad.

Joshua Pole finished second and Hamish Young finished first in the Boys Under 15 Singles

Our multiple winners included Hamish Young and Darcy Hensel. Hamish led a stunning Shalom trifecta in the Under 15 Single, ahead of Joshua Pole and Samuel Nelson. Earlier in the day, Hamish, Joshua, Darcy, Reece Santalucia and Taitum Staley (cox) had triumphed in the Year 9 Quad. Hamish and Joshua were also runners-up in the Boy’s Year 9 Double. Darcy and Joshua (cox) also partnered Zachary Christiansen, Patrick Waters and Samuel Nelson to win convincingly in the Year 8 Quad. Zachary and Patrick blew their rivals away in the Year 8 Double, with Zachary also an excellent second in the Under 14 Singles.

Zali Haster, Allie Wenning, Anna Nicolson, Lili Haster and Cox Clare Evans claimed gold in the Girls Year 7 Quad

Clare Evans, Amy Snare, Claire Barber, Grace Pashley and Taitum Staley (cox) led the field home in the year 9 Quad. Grace Pashley won silver in the under-16 singles. Allie Wenning and Anna Nicolson, Zali and Lili Haster and Clare Evans (cox) were the golden girls in the Year 7 Quad. Allie and Anna also added bronze award with Ella Creighton, Jayde Bradshaw and Emma Nash in the Year 8 Quad. Zali and Lili placed second in the Year 7 Double, while Zali finished a commendable fourth in the Under 14 Singles. Lana Amos was another of our rowers to do well, placing third in both the Under 17 Singles, and the Year 11 Double, where she rowed with Emma Broadfoot.

All of our five Year 7 rowers were among the medals, with Matthew Parker, Tallan Foster, Lincoln Dwyer and Timothy Chaplin taking silver in the Quad, coxed by Patrick Waters. Timothy and Tallan teamed for silver in the Year 7 Doubles and Denyin Rose partnered a Bundaberg State High student for silver in the Year 8 Double. Lincoln was our best in the Under 13 Singles’ final, in 2nd place, with Tallan a close fourth after winning his heat. Lincoln and Matthew collected bronze in the Year 7 Double, with Timothy also a noteworthy third in the Under 14 Singles.

Mr Vince Habermann

Confraternity Rugby League

Shalom will again contest the prestigious 39th Annual Queensland Independent Secondary Schools Rugby League Confraternity Carnival, which will be hosted by Padua College, Brisbane, next week. Forty-eight teams from throughout Queensland will battle it out with Shalom contesting Division 2, with our three pool matches to be played against All Souls/St Gabriel’s Charters Towers, St Michael’s Carrara and Clairvaux MacKillop Mt Gravatt respectively. After Pool matches, Division 2 teams will be divided into the Plate, Bowl and Cup, after which all teams will have three more games, quarter-finals, semi-finals, grand finals and playoffs for all other positions. The former Christian Brothers College Bundaberg, which closed in 1983, together with Loyola College, to form the coeducational Shalom College, inaugurated this nationally acclaimed rugby league showcase event back in 1979, and has always competed at the carnival, apart from one year. Shalom last won the Plate on the Gold Coast in 2014. Our team will be led by captain Martin Powell, with Anthony Altadonna his deputy. The side includes just six players who also represented Shalom at last year’s Confraternity Carnival in Rockhampton, Martin Powell, Lachlan Dempsey, Blake Hutchinson, Bill O’Doherty, Daniel O’Driscoll and William Stewart.

The team has been training hard under coach Mr Neil Feather, assistant coaches, trainers and FAO’s since September last year. It has been in good form in the Broncos Challenge and will aiming to again perform strongly across their six games over four days of competition. Eight other staff will also attend the carnival in a range of capacities, Brother Rochford, Mr Simon Gills, Mr Antonio Kaufusi, Mr David Gahan, Mr Joe O’Driscoll, Mr David Bond, Mr Stephen Chappel and Mr Vince Habermann, as well as long-time team FAO Mr Col Fritz.

The Shalom Confro 2017 Team would like to thank our sponsors, Rum City Foods and The Waves Sports Club. A trip like this would not occur without the valuable contributions from these organisations.


1 Martin Powell (C), 2 William Stewart, 3 Nash Kuorikoski, 4 Lachlan Dullaway, 5 Ethan Ennett, 6 Blake Hutchinson, 7 Lachlan Dempsey, 8 Anthony Altadonna (VC), 9 Samuel Tobin, 10 Michael Bundesen, 11 Jett Grogan, 12 Bill O’Doherty, 13 Rece Hansen, 14 Jai Smith, 15 Brentin Reinhardt, 16 Daniel O’Driscoll, 17 Christian Glass, 18 Lachlan Sarnadsky, 19 Aaron Franklin, 20 Tomasi Tikonilia.

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.


  • 22 and 23 June - Shalom Track & Field Carnival. Half day Thursday, all day Friday
  • Term 3 Week 2 - Winter Sport commences

Your Sporting Fanatic
Mr Simon Gills
Sports Coordinator

Tuckshop Roster


19 June

Mila Robertson


20 June

Kym Creighton

Karen Higgins


21 June

Claire Hamilton

Sharon Pole


22 June

Diana Willoughby

Tania Wright


23 June (last day of Term 2)

Michelle Arvidsson-Smith

Nancy Poldervaart


10 July

Kathryn Hanlon


11 July

Cathy Duffield

Margaret Keverkis

(bi-monthly from March)


12 July

Cher Giovannoni

Kellie Walker


13 July

Paul & Caroline Simms

Allison Toft


14 July

Michelle Arvidsson-Smith

Leah Whaleboat

Marilyn Wootton


17 July

Mila Robertson


18 July

Kym Creighton

Karen Higgins


19 July

Claire Hamilton

Sharon Pole


20 July

Holly Davidson

Jennifer Pim


21 July

Andrew Hernricksen

Kylie Jarvis


24 July

Stefanie Hale


25 July

Fiona Canniffe

Pauline Shaxson


26 July

Trish Cahill


27 July

Diana Willoughby

Tania Wright


28 July

Michelle Arvidsson-Smith

Nancy Poldervaart

Shalom Sunday Markets

The Artisan Collective 4670

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

Tuckshop Markets Roster


25 June

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


2 July

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


9 July

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


16 July

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


23 July

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


30 July

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

Markets BBQ Roster

25 June

Cambodia Trip

2 July

Knights of the Southern Cross

9 July

Relay for Life

16 July

Edmund Rice Camp

23 July

Cambodia Trip

30 July

Hogan House

Community Notice Board

The Catholic Parish of Bundaberg – News

C Factor Talent Quest

Calling all budding musicians, $1000 prizemoney will go to the winner of the 2017 Bundaberg Relay for Life Talent Quest. Heats will be held on Sunday 2 July at the Family Centre at the Old Showgrounds, Thursday 13 July (Shalom Performing Arts Precinct) and Friday 21 July (Riverfeast), with semi-finals at Riverfeast on Friday 4 August, with the final at Relay For Life on Saturday 12 August. Shalom Year 12 student Matthew Munro, who was the C Factor runnerup in 2015, has gone on to bigger and better things in the world of music. Entry forms are available at the Cancer Council Office at 41 Woongarra Street (next to Keith Pitt’s Office), Bundaberg Broadcasters at 38 Crofton Street, or from Bundaberg Relay for Life treasurer Vince Habermann in Student Services here at Shalom or email

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Ecumenical Lunch - Helping the Homeless

Join us in the Shalom College Sports Centre for a special event with International Humanitarian and Global Peacemaker Moira Kelly

Lunch will be catered by The Waves and additional entertainment and fundraising activities will be ongoing. Tickets will be available at $55pp or $35pp concession (discounted prices are for aged pension and school students only).

All fundraising proceeds will go towards updating facilities to ensure homeless people have access to showers and washing / drying facilities, as well as conversation and connection with volunteers for further support and referral.

The 2017 Ecumenical Committee is underpinned by CentacareCQ as the auspicing body, and has additionally brought together enthusiastic representatives from the Bundaberg Housing and Homeless Forum, Churches, Local Government, Media, Local Business and Service Groups to help identify and implement projects that will have practical outcomes to those effected by homelessness in Bundaberg.

Every night there are more than 19,838 people experiencing homelessness in Queensland alone, that’s 1 in 200 people Australia-wide, so it was not difficult to facilitate a fundraising campaign that is “Helping the Homeless”.

Please click on the link to follow the event on our Shalom Facebook Page 15th Annual Ecumenical Lunch .

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Triple P Parenting

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