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Phone: 07 4155 8111
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24 July 2017

Principal’s Reflection

Last week, on behalf of the Indigenous Education Unit, Rockhampton, Coral Way and Phillipa Johnson presented Shalom with a book titled “Our Mob, Our Story” to commemorate NAIDOC 2017. The book features the work of 66 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian artists, well-known and unknown, from communities, towns and cities across Australia.

There are 115 paintings, beautiful artworks and these are accompanied by information about the artist followed by a personal insight or story by the artist. The artworks are inspired by Bible verses and stories.

One painting that caught my eye when looking through the book was the painting titled Punu (Trees) by the artist, Hector Tjupuru Burton. He has based the painting on Psalm 1:3;

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields fruit in seasons; whose leaf does not wither – whatever they do prospers.

It is a very “complex painting which was part of the Punus-Nguru (From the Trees) exhibition by Amata artists.”

Hector tells of growing up and attending church, being given a book to read and having to memorise it. He tells of learning many hymns and being part of the choir. Catechism had to be learnt “off by heart” before being baptised. “I kept missing words so it took me quite a while to learn, but I just kept on,” he is quoted as saying.

His story resonated as it was so familiar – there are some of us who were educated in Catholic schools, many, many years ago, who would remember being taught the catechism, having exams and having to memorise prayers!

It is truly worth taking time to look through this book and note the amazing pieces of work; it will be in our library, probably not for borrowing though.

At our last College assembly, 14 July, we celebrated NAIDOC Week. Eight Indigenous students led us in prayer: Aaliyah Watson, Lekesha Johnson, Sophie Maughan, Casey Wigg, Grace Black, Mykaela Cory, Michael Bundesen and Grace Whaleboat.

I would like to take this opportunity to commend these students and I would like to particularly acknowledge the two Year 7 students Aaliyah Watson and Lekesha Johnson – they read their parts beautifully in front of 1300 students! Well done.

Catholic Education Week

Catholic Education Week commenced this week. The theme endorsed by the Commission for this year's celebrations will be:

Catholic Education Week 2017
Sharing the Journey

The idea of journey as a central theme has been drawn from a number of quotes from Pope Francis as well as a number of biblical references. Pope Francis has said:

Today, we need a Church capable of walking at people’s side, of doing more than simply listening to them; a Church which accompanies them on their journey.

The whole journey of life is a journey of preparation…to see, to feel, to understand the beauty of what lies ahead, of the homeland towards which we walk.

What is important is the whole journey by which we arrive at the mission the Lord entrusts to us.

Visit to Bundaberg by His Excellency General, the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove

The Mayor, Mr Jack Dempsey, invited Principals and two student leaders per school, amongst many other invited guests, to a Mayoral Reception last Thursday afternoon at Bert Hinkler House, Botanic Gardens. With 18 leaders it was a little hard to choose, although some had other commitments, but amongst themselves they decided that Eden Stallard and Callum Reid should be the ones to attend with me as both boys are heading into the defence forces after the completion of school. They had worked out a couple of questions that they wanted to ask him and were given the opportunity to speak to him as Sir Peter Cosgrove moved around and spoke to all guests. One of the questions they asked was what would be the top three qualities in a leader to which he answered; Integrity, Compassion and Humility. (This I shared with the Year 11 students when I met with them on Friday in their Personal Development Lesson with me).

I know that both Eden and Callum were thrilled to be able to attend and it was a wonderful opportunity for them given their career choices.

Date Change: FORMAL 2018

The Year 11s were informed that the Formal for next year will be held on Saturday 2 June.

Friday 1 June 2018, will not be a study day for Year 12s; they will be expected to be at school.

Mrs Elizabeth Austin-Campbell
Deputy Principal

Newsletter Articles

Student Welfare and Information


Last week I had written in my article that if your child will be absent for any reason, we require communication explaining this by 10 am on the given day. This time should have said 9am.

The best ways to communicate absences is by phoning our Absentee line on 4155 8181 any time before 9am on the day of absence, leaving a message.

For periods of extended absence due to known valid reasons, please contact your child’s House Coordinator at earliest convenience.

Changes to Circumstances

If you have had any changes to your family circumstances, or something of a significant nature has occurred, please give your child’s Pastoral Care Teacher and/or House Coordinator a phone call or send an email. It is for peace of mind for both the College and yourselves that knowing if something has changed for your child over the holidays then help can be offered in managing the return to school routine. Contact emails for House Coordinators can be found below.

Shalom House Coordinators

Adams House

Mr Joe O'Driscoll

Chisholm House

Mr Aaron Brown

Hogan House

Mr David Bond (Acting HC until 31 July 2017)

Mr Adam Knott

Lingiari House

Mrs Mary Taylor

McAuley House

Ms Paula Van Dalen

MacKillop House

Mrs Michelle Moller

Rice House

Ms Claire Stallard

Walsh House

Mr Chris Roelofs

The link below will take you to the Shalom Website Staff Directory

Mr Adam Knott
Acting Assistant Principal – Students

Curriculum Notes

Year 12 OP Range Estimates

OP range estimates will be distributed to all OP-eligible Year 12 students at the end of this week. If you have any queries regarding your child’s OP range estimate or the processes involved, please contact me or Mr Maher.

Senior Subject Selection Information – Year 11 2018

Continuing with the Year 10 Personal Futures Education Program, the Senior Subject Selection Information Evening is scheduled for tomorrow (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 – 2018 is published electronically and all students have been instructed to download this to their devices and share it with parents. Parents can also download the Guide via the College Intranet under the ‘Year 10 Personal Futures Education Resources’ tab; a wealth of additional information can 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.

Please also note that senior subject selections are made online. Students will be provided with the necessary login details and selections for Year 11 2018 can be made and updated at any time from Tuesday 25 July, but must 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 in the coming weeks.

Year 10 Students Accessing Learner Accounts

All Year 10s have been advised of how to access their Learner Accounts. It is important that all senior students access their learner accounts. Learner Accounts are accessed through the QCAA’s Student Connect portal. A link to this portal is also available on the dashboard of the College Intranet. There are instructions for logging into their Learner Account on the landing page of the portal, but students will need to know their LUI number. Year 10 students were given their LUI on a special card during PC last week. Their initial password is the first four digits of their birthday, e.g. the password for a student whose birthday is on 6 January would be 0601. After the initial login students will be prompted to create a new password.

If students have any difficulty with logging in via the Student Connect portal, they are welcome to contact the Shalom IT HelpDesk or me for assistance. All students can also obtain their LUI number from their teachers, House Coordinator or the College office.

Mr Christian Taylor
Assistant Principal – Curriculum

Tutoring Timetable - Term 3

Please click on the link below to access the Tutoring Timetable for Term 3.

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

ROSA Awards

ROSA (Recognition of Student Application) Awards are presented to students each term. This award program recognises student application to their studies. Students from Years 7, 8 and 9 are nominated by their classroom teachers and then certificates are presented to students.

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.

Our Term 2 ROSA Awards have been announced and students have received their certificates at House Assembly. A full list has been included below:

Year 7

Year 7 (cont)

Year 7 (cont)

Joaquin (Ken) Arriola

Macey Egan

Molly McEldowney

Tristan Ashley

Austin Ellery

Lachlan McLucas

Bradley Balchin

Lara Emmitt

Jonty McMahon

Stefania Barbera

Jason Ferris

Nicholas McMahon

Kieran Barrett

Tallan Foster

Kaylie McRitchie

Ryan Barrett

Meg Freeman

Alani Morley

Alphina Benny

Dakoda Friske

Anna Nicolson

Jesse Beveridge

Jacinta Gahan

Alanna O'Connell

Hayley Bignell

Hope Gear

Zak Pearson

Ronan Boylan

Tahlia Glover

Jack Picaro

Jessica Brooks

Luke Goni

Tahlia Rach

Laney Brooks

Tecoda-Faith Groszmann

Annabel Roelofs

Stephen (Liam) Bury

Zane Groves

Coben Simpson

Grace Bushell

Lucy Halloran

Mikayla Soppa

Holly Cahill

Will Hamilton

Lachlan Stevenson

Bailey Canino

James Harney

Isabelle Taylor

Katelyn Carige

Lili Haster

Dylan Theuerkauf

Shelby Cass

Zali Haster

Maddison Torok

Tia Church

Emma Hawe

Junior Tokoia Tuitoma

Oscar Clancy

Kody Hunting

Lena Vella

Ainsley Clarke

Hope Jarvis

Abbie Walker

Ash-Lee Clarke

Daley Jones

Jack Walker

Mitchell Clarke

Pelenatita Kaufusi

Bailey Ward

Makayla Cook

Marnie Little

Aaliyah Watson

Ella Creighton

Mikala Lobegeier

Allie Wenning

Patrick Curtis

Jorja Logan

Jai Wheat

Sarah Dalla Rizza

Oscar Lowe

Karly Williams

Samuel Davies

Kaitlin Maher

Paula Williams

Brogan Dell

Tia-Rose Manthey

Aleisha Woodcroft

Ella Denton

Erika Marshman

Benjamin Wrench

Lilygrace Dove

Nick Mason

Cristian Zandona

Fletcher Doyle

Jake McCaig

Cooper Zielke

Year 8

Year 8 (cont)

Year 8 (cont)

Brody Allison

Dylan Gorman

Alicia Nierla

Breanna Ardente

Taylah Gough

Max O'Donnell

Jade Balchin

Isabella Hammond

Janae Petzke

Illiana Barazza

Chelsea Hanlon

Jorja Poldervaart

Amyleigh Bayntun

Caitlyn Harrap

Kayla Potter

Sunny Beatson

Lilianna Hass

Joshua Richter

Charlotte Boge

Darcy Hensel

Reshma Ruban

Luke Borovac

Kasey Hess

Bailey Runge

Coen Broadfoot

Jessica Hick

Taila Saint

Mataya Buckeridge

Baylee Holden

Chevy Saunders-Higgins

Alyssa Cameron

Sarah Juillerat

Leandra Saupp-Saunders

Zachary Christiansen

Laura Keverkis

Cody Schubel

Mia Cittadella

Sarah Krebs

Abbe Shoobridge

Joel Clancy

Lee-Challe Kriel

Madison Smith

Tahlia Collin

Isabella Layman

Michel Smith

Oliver Collins

Sarsha Leeson

Ethan Sologinkin

Mikayla Condon

Lily Limb-Pannowitz

Taitum Staley

Layla Cowling

Alana Luczka

Elizabeth Strick

Kendal Dodd

Benjamyn Lynch

Claudia Thomson

Charlee Duggan

Indigo Matebau

Georgie Tuzes

Amelie Eke

Portia-Lilly Matteschek

Cayley Voss

Reanna Eke

Felicity May

Piper Wilson

Zachary Faint

Thea McDonald

Chantal Winkler

Rachel Findlay-Udris

Brigette McMahon

Ethan Wooldridge

Chelcie Gardiner

Tim Moonie

Jhanna Yee

Addison Gill

Bonnie Morcom

William Zahn

Lauren Godfrey

Letila Morris

Jessie Zammit

Year 9

Year 9 (cont)

Year 9 (cont)

Aldrin Abraham

Charley-Jayne Harney

Kahlia Paech

Alestaire Albarico

Jacinta Hawe

Thomas Pascoe

Jessicar Asnicar

Jude Hellmuth-Williamson

Grace Pashley

Ella Balchin

Braden Henricksen

Abhash Pathak

Chris Benny

Zoe Hess

Chloe Pearce

Caden Berry

Lincoln Hooper

Tayla Pearson

Jordan Blunt

Bridgette Howard

Briannon Phillips

Rohan Boas

Riley Hunting

Ruby Pitt

Jayden Buchanan

Alannah (Lani) Hutchinson

Joshua Pole

Kye Burgess

Patrick Jay

Michelle Pople

Cooper Burns

Yasmine Johnson

Ethan Rach

Katrina Byrne

Aimee Jonsson-Harlacz

Lauren Raines

Gabrielle Carter

Bridget Keightley

Ethan Rehbein

Sophie Cooper

Harrison Little

Jacob Robinson

Lily Crook

April Logan-Walker

Kaelynn Rossetto

Aaron Cunnington

Jorja Lucht

Mia Russell

Demetri De Florian

Ella Marschke

Edward Ryan

Xavier Doolan

Makayla Matt-West

Reece Santalucia

Jasmine Dooley

Ella McCaig

Rylee Skerman

Alexander Druce

Lily McCormack

Lilliarna Smith

Mack Druce

Skye McCotter

William Stupart

Tyler Duffy

Maicey McKey

Ruby-ann Tobin

Alexie Edwards

Liliana McLennan

Grace Trebbin

Clare Evans

Abby McMillan

Monique Von Deest

Emma Felstead

Morgan Medcalf

Corey Walton

Kira Ferns

Sarah Nash

Elana Webster

Flynn Friske

Joseph Neal-Davies

Hamish Young

Mikayla Graham

Jasmine Nio

Olivia Zunker

Kynan Hard

Daemon O'Brien

Uniform Shop News

Winter uniform options are the College red jumper or the navy jacket.

Please be advised no further orders can be taken for the College navy jacket for this winter as orders take 12 weeks to be delivered.

Stock (700 jackets) ordered in January have arrived and all students who pre-ordered jackets have collected these.

Minimal stock of size 10, 16, 18, 20 available, $60. The following sizes are sold out; 12, 14.

For all new students to Shalom College, winter uniform options should be ordered when purchasing the College uniform in December/January.

For all students please note that winter uniform options should be ordered in February/March to avoid disappointment.

Mrs Sharon Stevenson
Uniform Shop Manager

Cambodia Trip News

Blood Bank

Thank you to the donors for this month

Careers News

University Open Days


Sun 30

Queensland University of Technology Open Day, Gardens Point Campus 9am to 3pm


Sat 5

Christian Heritage College Open Day, Brisbane – 2pm to 6pm

Sun 6

University of Queensland Open Day, St Lucia – 9am to 3pm

Sat 12

CQUni Open Day, Bundaberg Campus – 9am to 1pm

UQ Pharmacy Experience Day

UQ Pharmacy Experience Day will be held on Sunday 20 August at UQ School of Pharmacy, UQ Campus, St Lucia. This will run from 10am to 1pm. Students and Parents welcome. Experience a guided tour of the Pharmacy precinct, do some hands-on laboratory activities, learn how pharmacy opens doors for students. To register, go to the link below

UQ Young Scholars Program

Applications for the University of Queensland Young Scholars Program is now open for Year 11 OP students. Applications close Friday 11 August.

The 2017-2018 UQ Young Scholars Program involves:

  • A five day (four night) Residential Camp at the St Lucia campus
  • A YSP Open Day Reunion (Early August 2018)
  • Facebook Group Networking and Support
  • Regular newsletters

Students will gain valuable insights into university life and fields of study they may not have encountered as part of the school curriculum. They will hear from leading thinkers and engage in discussions and collaborative forums in group settings. A range of social, sporting and cultural activities will complement the academic program.

While on campus, students are housed in single rooms in one of UQ’s residential colleges. The Program is administered and supervised by University staff and Student Mentors.

For more information, go to their website:

For any assistance with the above information, please contact the Careers Advisor, Mr Troy Braund on 4155 8111.

Mr Troy Braund

Instrumental Music

Pre-Eisteddfod concert

Don’t forget the concert for all Junior/Intermediate groups this Wednesday starting at 5:00pm. Students not going home prior to concert are now asked to bring their own afternoon tea.

Bundaberg Groups Eisteddfod (1-3 August)

An information letter was emailed last week regarding travel arrangements and times each of our groups will be performing at the Moncrieff Theatre. Admission is a gold coin donation and I’m sure the students would love to see as many parents and friends as possible come to see them play. If you didn’t receive the email, please contact me.

Queensland Catholic Schools Music Festival (QCSMF)

An information letter including bus and accommodation lists will be emailed in Week 4. Thank you to the majority of families who returned the required travel and accommodation information, however a number of families were very slow returning this vital information resulting in a delay in some final arrangements and hence the lateness of the next information letter.

The Pre Catholic Schools Festival concert for all senior groups will be held Wednesday 9 August in the Theatre starting at 7:00pm. Come and hear these groups at their best, one week out from performing at the festival where thousands of students from Catholic Schools compete over the weekend.

Term 3 – Dates to Remember

27 July – Pre Groups Eisteddfod concert – Junior and Intermediate groups only starting at 5.00pm
1 to 3 August – Bundaberg Eisteddfod Groups competition
9 August – Pre Catholic Schools concert – Senior groups only starting at 7.00pm
18 to 20 August – Queensland Catholic Schools Music Festival – Villanova College, South Brisbane

Mrs Robyn Edgar
Arts in Performance coordinator

College News

2017 Premier’s Reading Challenge

There’s a month until the Premier’s Reading Challenge concludes on 25 August. It’s been wonderful to see so many of our students borrowing from the library since school has started again in Term 3. Remember, 15 books is the goal to receive an Achievement Award in the challenge! We have plenty of new books to choose from in the Shalom Library, such as the Wings of Fire series by Tui T. Sutherland, the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid books the most recent in the Skulduggery Pleasant series and much more. If you’re not sure what to read next make sure you pop into the Library and ask for some help in finding something you will like. Some wise words about reading from everybody’s favourite Young Adult author, John Green:

Miss Wendy Davis
Teacher Librarian

Sports News

All Schools Oztag Carnival

For the first time Shalom was able to enter two Oztag teams into the All Schools Carnival on the weekend of 14-16 July, held at the Sunshine Coast Stadium. This was a massive weekend of Oztag games with just over 150 teams competing in the various year levels, with one team coming from Palm Island.

A very enthusiastic Year 8 Mixed team did well making it in the top eight for their division even though the team was up against some very competitive all boys teams. This was a great achievement for this mixed team to ‘gel’ together and improve over the three day carnival while having a ‘never give up’ attitude.

The Year 10 team began a bit relaxed in their first game ending with a draw, but certainly got it together for the second game defeating Burpengary SHS 14-2. A closely contended game against The Cathedral College, Rockhampton (3-2) allowed the team to progress into the next with more confidence as players worked really well together. They notched up another win against St Brendan’s, Yeppoon to put the team into the semi-final against a very well drilled Marymount team, where they went down by one point.

A special thanks for all players from both teams for the manner in which they conducted themselves over the three days, the sportsmanship they displayed on and off the field is to be commended. Also, a special thanks to Christie Palmer (Development officer/coordinator for Oztag Bundaberg), Erin Mitchell (parent) for their expertise and availability to coach the teams each Monday throughout Term 2. Their dedication to the teams and coaching skills allowed the teams to learn more about the game and be very competitive throughout the carnival.

Thanks to Mr Gills for coming along and assisting the teams and Mr McMahon for supporting and allowing the teams to participate in the All Schools carnival.

Mr Chris Roelofs
Team Manager

Netball Draw – Week 2, 26 July

Round One – 3.50pm
Round Two – 4.35pm








7 Cup


Shalom Black

Shalom Red

Briege & Francesca

Jess & Meredith


7 Cup


Shalom Blue

Shalom Yellow

Claudia & Mrs Harman

Mykaela & Nikia


8 Cup



Shalom Red

Grace & Mrs Wedemeyer


9 Cup


Shalom Red


Mrs Fox


9 Cup



Shalom Black

Mrs Somerfield


9 Shield



Shalom Blue

Courtney & Keilani







8 Cup


Gin Gin

Shalom Black

Mrs Thomson


10 Cup


Gin Gin

Shalom Red

Mrs Davis


Open Cup


Shalom Blue


Mrs Pearson


Open Cup



Shalom Red

Mrs Taske


Open Cup



Shalom Black

Mr Ray

Netball Results - Week 1



Most Valuable Player

7 Yellow

No info received

7 Red

Win vs Shalom Blue

Holly Crossley-Price

7 Blue

Loss vs Shalom Red

Josephine Manski

7 Black

Win vs BSHS

Emma Nash

8 Red

Win vs St Lukes

Taylah Gough

8 Black

Win vs North

Isabella Mullaly

9 Black

Win vs Shalom Red

Charlotte Boge

9 Red

Loss vs Shalom Black

Lani Hutchinson

9 Blue

Loss vs BCC

Charley-Jayne Harney

10 Red

Win vs BSHS

Chelsea Brooks

Open Blue

Loss vs St Lukes

Gemma Mant

Open Red

Win vs North

Whole Team

Open Black

No info received

  • A reminder that all students need to pay $2.50 to their coach for the season of netball.
  • If players are unable to play for a week it is their responsibility to inform their coach so that replacement players can be organised. It was disappointing to see a number of Shalom teams short of players this week due to students not informing their coaches that they were unable to play.
  • Any girls who are able to umpire please inform Mrs Somerfield and she will allocate you a game to umpire.

Mrs Nikki Somerfield
Netball Coordinator

Rugby League

Shalom made an almost perfect start to the 2017 Broncos Challenge, winning four of our five first round games last Wednesday.

Our Open team was missing many of their regular players but each player who took to the field played very well in a 20-0 loss to Bundaberg High. Our 15 Years team defeated Gin Gin 62-0 with our 14 Years side outgunning North 56-0 and our two 13 Years teams Black and Red accounting for Kepnock 32-8 and North 48-4 respectively. In the Open category, Lachlan Dullaway was very good, as was Samuel Tobin and William Stewart. While forwards Tomasi Tikonilia, Daniel O’Driscoll and Michael Bundesen had to play lots of minutes in the middle, as did Brentin Reinhardt, while it was also the first games for Reece Banks and Jack Baker. Harrison Bull notched a hat-trick of tries for our 15 Years side, while Corey Picaro and Will Hema bagged doubles. Hard running centre Brynn Harrap also racked up three tries in a strong team performance in 14 Years. In the 13 Years division, Coen Searl cut loose with four tries for Red, while Luke Wyatt and Lachlan Stevenson picked up two four-pointers each, but Riley Jones, who scored one try and kicked four conversions, was Players Player and Man of the Match, and for Black, Lane Crossley-Price turned it on with three stunning long-range tries.

Open: Bundaberg High 20 d Shalom 0.

15 Years: Shalom 62 (Tries; Harrison Bull 3, Corey Picaro 2, Will Hema 2, Riley Johnson, Jake Bonus, Bradley Moore, Benjamin Milton, Darcy Clarke. Goals; Corey Picaro 3, Will Hema, Riley Johnson, Corban Church, Darcy Clarke) d Gin Gin 0.

14 Years: Shalom 56 (Tries; Brynn Harrap 3, Caileb Dimes, Bradley Clarke, Ryan Mant, Harry Packwood, Liam Doyle, Alexander Druce, Russell Taylor. Goals; Russell Taylor 4, Bradley Clarke 3, Kynan Hard) d North 0.

13 Years Shalom Black 32 (Tries; Lane Crossley-Price 3, Dylan Gorman, Will Simmons, Mitchell Sly, Ilamia Cattell. Goals; Will Simmons, Mitchell Sly) d Kepnock 8.

13 Years Shalom Red 48 (Tries; Coen Searl 4, Luke Wyatt 2, Lachlan Stevenson 2, Riley Jones, Tyrone Bowtell. Goals; Riley Jones 4) d North 4.

Shalom Athletics Carnival

On the last two days of Term 2, the College Athletics Carnival was held here at Shalom. Congratulations to Chisholm House, who have been crowned the College Athletics Champions for 2017. They finished on 32.70 points, followed by Adams on 28.21 and Hogan on 27.44.

Congratulations to all those who participated in the carnival but a particular mention to this year’s Age Champions:

12yrs – Lachlan Stevenson (Lingiari) and Bonnie Stephenson (Walsh)
13yrs – Fletcher Ace (Adams) and Dakoda Friske (MacKillop)
14yrs – Patrick Maher (Chisholm) and Chantal Winkler (Walsh)
15yrs – Dylan Goni (Lingiari) and Paige Hogan (Walsh)
16yrs – Harrison Schiavon (Lingiari) and Jessica Lane (Hogan)
Opens – Nash Kuorikoski (Hogan) and Krysten Green (Walsh)

These Age Champions along with a strong Shalom team will try and defend the Bundaberg District Interschool Athletics Trophies on Monday and Tuesday (24 and 25 July).

Records broken for 2017 were:

17-20yrs Girls Shot Put – Kaitlyn Bunn – 9.97m - Old record (9.80m)
16yrs Boys 200m – Bailey Simpson - 23.10secs - Old record (23.55)
17-20yrs Boys 200m – Samuel Monk – 23.60secs - Old record (23.70)
17-20yrs Boys Discus – Nash Kuorikoski – 43.54m - Old record (39.71m)
17-20yrs Boys Relay – RICE HOUSE – 48.72secs - Old record (49.51secs)

Bundaberg District Athletics

The Bundaberg District Athletics starts this week with the Pre-Events (3000m and 12Years High Jump) on Friday 21 July starting at 3pm and the full carnival taking place on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 July. All three days will be held at the Bundaberg Athletics Club. The Shalom Team has been posted on the notice board and in the notices. Good luck to all competitors.

Winter Sport

Good luck to all teams involved in Winter Sport that started last week. All draws are on the BDSSS website.

Confraternity and QISSN

I would like to congratulate both the Netball and Rugby League teams for the efforts at their respected Confro and QISSN Carnivals over the holidays. Both teams played with spirit and great sportsmanship and represented themselves and the school with pride. I would also like to thank the staff and volunteers who gave up their time to travel with the teams.

Students Achievement

I would like to wish all the Shalom students involved in the Pool Rescue Championships on the Gold Coast, the best of luck.

Congratulations to Mitchell Wright and his Queensland North U16 Basketball Team on winning Gold at the National titles last week in Western Australia.

Mitchell Wright
Mitchell Wright
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Congratulations to Shalom students Matthew Otto and Nathan Donaldson. Both of these young men have been named in the Queensland Athletics Elite Training Squad. Nathan will head over to Switzerland in a few weeks to contest the World Junior Athletics Championships.

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.

Your Sporting Fanatic
Mr Simon Gills
Sports Coordinator

Tuckshop Roster


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


31 July

Help Needed Please


1 August

Susie Zunker


2 August

Leanne Grogan

Katrina O’Sullivan


3 August

Danielle Wooldridge


4 August

Jenny Cross

Jodie Horton


7 August

Dianne Collins


8 August

Cathy Duffield

Margaret Keverkis



9 August

Kellie Walker

Cher Giovannoni


10 August

Paul & Caroline Simms

Allison Toft


11 August

Michelle Arvidsson-Smith

Leah Whaleboat

Marilyn Wootton


14 August

Kathryn Hanlon


15 August

Kym Creighton

Karen Higgins


16 August

Sharon Pole


17 August

Holly Davidson

Jennifer Pimm


18 August

Andrew Henricksen

Kylie Jarvis

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


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


6 August

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


13 August

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

30 July

Hogan House

6 August

St Joseph’s P&F

13 August

All Schools Touch

Community Notice Board

S.W.A.G. + Youth Group

Umoja Orphanage Family Trivia Night

Aarron’s Yard Maintenance

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.

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.