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Bundaberg QLD 4670
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21 August 2017

Principal’s Reflection

I hope that you have noticed the wonderful new piece of Art adorning the front of our Administration building. The artist, pictured above, is Ariella Anderson who also did the fantastic representation of St Mary MacKillop for the MacKillop block. Ariella has had two children through Shalom and the family have been great contributors to the community. Ariella told the story to the NewsMail recently when they featured the photo above, of her family’s arrival in Bundaberg. Being Jewish, they were surprised and delighted to find a Jewish school - Shalom - in Bundaberg! The piece I asked Ariella to create, above, has been a labour of love for her as it touched into her Hebrew heritage and the community she and her family found at Shalom College. Most schools have a school motto. We just have ‘Shalom’. It is a beautiful Hebrew word. Most people translate it to mean ‘peace’, and it does. But it is richer than that. It is a word of blessing wishing fulfilment and contentment. It is a word closely linked to a rich sense of community. It is a great motto for our College. I hope every student will leave Shalom College committed to doing their part to bring that rich sense of Shalom to the world. And don’t we need it now? In her Art, Ariella has included a dove, depicting the dove sent out by Noah at the conclusion of the Flood, as a messenger of new life and hope. Ariella has the dove over the old city of Jerusalem - the home of the people of God. It is not only a beautiful piece but one rich in meaning. Next time you drop into the office or drive past, take a moment to have a closer look.

Shalom Day

Shalom Day will be celebrated on Thursday this week. This is a day in our calendar when we celebrate our community. The day starts with a Liturgy and then we have a Grandparents Morning Tea. After the break we have ‘Shalom’s Got Talent’ and then in the afternoon our Inter-House Dance competition. It is a great day and parents and particularly Grand Parents are encouraged to attend. Please support the school you chose for your child by ensuring their attendance on the day.

Plebiscite

In last week’s Newsletter I wrote a brief paragraph addressing the current Marriage Equality processes. A friend forwarded to me a blog piece that developed the theme. I think it is a great read and encourage you to take a moment to give it a little consideration.

Year 9 Parents

As you are aware, the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment structure is being dramatically changed. Our current Year 9s will be the first group to experience the new system. The QCAA has some excellent resources for parents on their website. Additionally, QTAC, the group responsible for the process allocating Tertiary Entrance scores and the change that will occur in 2019 from OP score to an ATAR. They will be offering a one-hour parent info session in Bundaberg on Tuesday 5 September at 5:30pm at Bundaberg State High School. I strongly urge parents to avail themselves of this opportunity.

The Parents Power Hour sessions are 1 hour long and cover off a range of topics relevant to the ATAR conversion in 2020 including eligibility, pathways, inter subject scaling, subject choices and MTPATH - the new QTAC tool which assists students and schools in study planning. It’s important that parents are fully informed on how important subject selection for Year 10 is, and how it can influence ATAR eligibility and university prerequisites. QTAC would like parents to register via EventBrite -

Parents Power Hour – ATAR2020 –

https://atar2020bundabergsep05.eventbrite.com.au/

Mr Dan McMahon
Principal
Daniel_McMahon@shalomcollge.com

Newsletter Articles

Important Notice

Before and After School Tutoring

Please note that, on occasions, staff offering tutoring outside regular school hours may be unable to attend school and may miss tutoring.

Where the absence is expected, teachers generally communicate this information via Daily Notices.

In the event that a teacher is unexpectedly absent from school students who expected to attend a session, and who have either been dropped off early or who need to await collection, are asked to wait in the covered area (Middle School lunch area) if the library is not open.

Date Claimers

School Photo Day – Catch Up Day

The catch up day for School Photo’s is this Wednesday 23 August. This notice is for any student who was absent or did not have their photo taken last Thursday during photo day.

Students MUST bring the Academy Photo Envelopes with them, even if no photos are being purchased.

Additional Student Free Day – Friday 15 September

Please add the following dates to your calendar:

Friday 15 September - Student Free Day. This is a new date and was not in our calendar. The last day of Term 3 for ALL students will now be Thursday 14 September 2017.

This Student Free Day has changed the date of a sporting event, please note the new date;

Thursday 14 September - Wide Bay Surf Life Saving Carnival.

Teaching and Learning

Each year the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) collects data to allow calculation of each school’s Index of Community Socio-educational Advantage (ICSEA).

Notice of this collection is given in the attachment below, which details the data collected and the purpose of the collection.

No information is disclosed to a third party.

If parents do not wish their child’s data to be collected, they are asked to contact the school within seven (7) days of receiving the notice. Communication may be by telephone to reception, or email to me.

Ms Katherine Nelson
Assistant to the Principal – Teaching and Learning
Katherine_Nelson@shalomcollege.com

Curriculum Notes

QCS Test

Our Year 12 students sit the QCS Test on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 August (next week). As a community we will have them in our prayers, wish them well and simply ask that they do their best. I would like to thank Mr Maher and his team for the work they have done in preparing our students for this important test.

Parents seeking any additional advice about supporting their child at this time are encouraged to contact me or Mr Maher and to access the resources posted on the Intranet under the ‘QCS Test’ tab.

Please note that all Year 12 students will be dismissed early on the afternoon of Monday 28 August (next week) at approximately 2:00pm following their final briefing. Note also that all Year 12s (those sitting and those not) will be included in the briefing and the early dismissal.

Selecting Subjects for Years 9 and 10 in 2018

Reminder: A Subject Selection Information Evening for parents of students and students going into Years 9 or 10 in 2017 has been scheduled for this Tuesday 22 August 2017 in the Performing Arts Precinct Theatre. The evening will commence at 6:00pm for parents of current Year 9 students and 7:00pm for parents of current Year 8 students.

The program for the evening will include a brief introduction to further study at Shalom College followed by the opportunity to meet and talk with individual teachers. Specifically, the evening will focus on issues related to the transition from Year 8 into Year 9 and Year 9 into Year 10 and will include elective module selection information. This is the first time that Year 8 students and parents are confronted with a degree of choice about subjects and pathways for future study. For Year 9 students and parents the evening will focus on issues related to the transition from the Middle School to the Senior School in Year 10.

Learning area coordinators and teachers will be available during the evening to answer specific questions.

An electronic version of the Middle School Subject Selection Booklet 2018 that provides a brief overview of the curriculum to be offered at Shalom College next year has been published on the College Website and the Intranet under the ‘Year 8 into 9 and 9 into 10 Subject Selection Information’ tab. The booklet includes basic subject information, a course planner, a stationery list for 2017 and off-line subject selection forms. Most students will select their subjects for 2017 online using the WebChoices Student Portal. Subject choices (printed and signed WebChoices receipt) must be submitted by Monday 28 August 2017.

I encourage all parents of Year 8 and 9 students to attend this important evening and look forward to meeting with you.

Year 11 and 12 End of Term 3 Examination Timetable

End of Term 3 examinations are scheduled for Year 11 and 12 students from Monday 4 to Friday 8 September. The examination timetable has been posted on the College Intranet (‘Assessment & Reporting’ tab), the College Website (Curriculum/Senior School/Forms & Publications) and Daily Notices (pushed to students via Student Café). Most students will have at least one examination during the block, some will have quite a number depending on the subjects they study and how assessment is conducted in these subjects. Not all subjects use the examination block.

While most students will have only a few examinations during the examination block which will give them some time in between to prepare, rest and study, others may have up to six examinations during the examination block and even two examinations in the one day. This can contribute to stress levels of all concerned, but the challenges can be managed through planning, prioritising and communication. In particular, students are encouraged to:

  • adopt a systematic approach to the use of the examination timetable and the Record Book where the Annual Planner, Homework/Study Plan and daily Homework entries sections are effectively used to establish a study plan to manage time and prepare emotionally, physically and mentally for examinations (a student responsibility – supported and monitored by parents and teachers);
  • make realistic choices about priorities and expectations that balance family, homework/study, extra-curricular school activities/responsibilities, sports and cultural activities, paid employment and personal/social interests (again, a student responsibility – supported and monitored by parents and teachers); and
  • maintain contact with teachers, especially if things appear to be going wrong or if something unexpected happens that interrupts study plans or affects attendance at examinations (this is what ‘special provision’ is for).

Attendance During Examinations

During the examination block all Year 11 and 12 students are deemed to be in attendance but they are only required at school to sit scheduled examinations or to complete supplementary assessments if required. When attending the College during examination blocks students must be in full and correct College day uniform. When not in attendance during the examination block students must be engaged in home study, assignment work or work experience or work placement activities – it is not ‘time off’.

Students have been asked to revise their responsibilities related to examinations and assessment in general outlined on pages 16 to 19 of the Student Record Book. It is particularly important that students who are absent from examinations contact the appropriate House Coordinator immediately. In most cases, supplementary sittings will be required of students who miss scheduled examinations.

Students who have few or no examinations scheduled during the examination block are expected to be engaged in organised Work Experience, Structured Workplace Learning related to VET studies or attendance at a workplace related to an established School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship. Please contact Mrs O’Donnell on 4155 8136 or at Liza_ODonnell@shalomcollege.com for more information about Work Experience, Structured Workplace Learning or School-based Apprenticeships or Traineeships.

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

Mission

Shalom Day – Thursday 24 August

Shalom Day is this Thursday! Have you asked your grandparents to come along? Please remember to invite them along to our Shalom Day Liturgy commencing at 9am, followed by morning tea. Grandparents are more than welcome to stay for ‘Shalom’s Got Talent’. This is a great way for grandparents to be a part of your day at school in a fun and entertaining way.

Remember Shalom Day is a free dress day with a gold coin donation to go to charity. Appropriate dress please - no short shorts, crop tops, singlet tops (boys and girls), etc. Closed in shoes also need to be worn.

Shalom Day Program

8:40am - All students move to their PC Class for roll call, gold coin collection and instructions for the day. Classes are then to move directly to the Sports Centre. If students have a grandparent attending, they can move to meet and greet them in the foyer of the Sports Centre as soon as they are marked as present. Students can then be seated at the back on chairs with their grandparents/parents. The remainder of students are to sit to the front, as they would for assembly.

9:00am to 10:15am - Liturgy and plaque presentations for long serving staff (Sports Centre).
10:15am - Morning Tea and the sharing of Shalom Day cake (in undercover area near Tuckshop and Administration building), Jazz Band to entertain.
10:55am - Shalom’s Got Talent (Sports Centre).
11:55am - Lunch in undercover area near Tuckshop and Administration building.
12:15pm - Students move to House areas to rehearse dance.
1:50pm - Each of the eight House groups present a dance for the rest of the College in the Sports Centre.
3:00pm – Conclusion of day.

Please note that times may be adjusted if we are ahead of schedule on the day.

Protect Our Kids Online - David Kobler

A Must for All Parents! Tuesday 5 September at 6:30pm in the Shalom Performing Arts Precinct.

David Kobler from Protect Our Kids Online Safety, travels interstate each year to work with our Year 10s on the Sexual Education component of our Personal Development Program. He also delivers a very informative Parent Night for, not only the parents of Year 10 students, but all parents interested in how to best parent and help navigate your teenager through a highly sexualised world, impacted by modern day technology and media. This is a tool box for any parent and open to our Primary feeder schools as well, in preparation for the next stage of their child's life.

Who

Tuesday 5 September

Wednesday 6 September

Year 10 Girls

Personal Development and Sexual Education Day with David Kobler

Performing Arts Precinct Theatre

College day uniform to be worn

Normal school times and conditions (own lunches)

Meet in the foyer of Performing Arts Precinct and have name marked as present before entering theatre

Retreat and Motivation

(Just Motivation)

Sports Centre

Sports uniform to be worn

Normal school times and conditions (own lunches)

Move to the Sports Centre foyer and have name marked present before entering

Year 10 Boys

Retreat and Motivation

(Just Motivation)

Sports Centre

Sports uniform to be worn

Normal school times and conditions (own lunches)

Move to the Sports Centre foyer and have name marked present before entering

Personal Development and Sexual Education Day with David Kobler

Performing Arts Precinct Theatre

College day uniform to be worn

Normal school times and conditions (own lunches)

Meet in the foyer of Performing Arts Precinct and have name marked as present before entering theatre

Parent Night - All parents welcome

Parent Night – Tuesday 5 Sept No students thank you

David Kobler

Performing Arts Precinct

Commencing at 6:30pm

Highly recommended!

NB: All parents and caregivers are welcome to attend. The P&F Meeting is being held prior to this at 5:30pm.

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

P & F Committee

To view the full meeting minutes please go to the P & F Page on the College Website. Any comments can be forwarded to the Secretary via email to pandf@shalomcollege.com. If you have an agenda item please address it to the P & F Secretary either at the school office or by email pandf@shalomcollege.com.

Date Claimer

A reminder to all P & F Members that our monthly meeting is held in the staff common room on the first Tuesday of the month. The next P & F meeting will be held on Tuesday 5 September at 5:30pm. All welcome.

Mrs Gail Norris
P & F Secretary
pandf@shalomcollege.com

Quiet Achiever

Our Quiet Achiever for this week is Tobias Street, Year 9 Walsh House.

Tobias has a passion for swimming and he is excelling in his chosen sport. He did very well at the Shalom College Interhouse Carnival and then the Interschool Carnival earlier this year. From there Tobias has gone from strength to strength.

Tobias competed in Brisbane last weekend at the State Short Course Titles. Prior to that he competed in the Wide Bay Short Course Competition at Rainbow Beach, gaining a gold, three silver and two bronze medals.

In three weeks’ time Tobias will participate as part of a swimming development squad in Melbourne and then at the start of the September school holidays, Tobias will travel to New Zealand for the Nationals Winter Short Course competition.

At school, Tobias enjoys the company of others and interacts well with students in his PC group and his PC teacher. Tobias is doing a great job juggling his schooling with the many hours training in the pool.

Tobias is a very worthwhile 'Quiet Achiever', well done!

Mr Chris Roelofs
Walsh House Coordinator
Christopher_Roelofs@shalomcollege.com

Lingiari House News

Please help Lingiari House raise much needed funds for Phoenix House, a local group assisting children in Bundaberg.

All Lingiari students have tickets to sell and the raffle will be drawn on Monday 4 September at PC time. Please support this worthy cause.

Mrs Mary Taylor
Lingiari House Coordinator
Mary_Taylor@shalomcollege.com

College News

Tuckshop Menu Changes for This Week Only

Menu changes for Monday 21 August

Beef, Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Burgers, Sweet Chilli Chicken Burgers, Homemade Meat Lovers Pizza, Sausage Rolls, Pies.

Menu changes for Thursday 24 August (Shalom Day)

Pizza Hut Pizza's - Cheese, BBQ Meat Lovers, Hawaiian, Supreme, Vegetarian.

The Flexi School Menu will be adjusted to these changes.

Relay For Life

Joanna Bryans, Nelia McNicol and Paris Hillier

Kayla Rogers and Iris Allen

Isabella Espe-Makepeace and
Samuel Monk

Shalom again showed its outstanding community with seven teams, incorporating 76 students and 10 staff joining in the 2017 Cancer Council Queensland Relay for Life at Bundaberg Recreational Precinct on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August. All up, the event raised over $100,000 to help in the fight against this terrible disease. We are proud to have raised over $6,000 of this amount through registration fees and fundraisers over the eight months, including Market BBQ’s, Pie Drive, Beanie Day and various raffles. Credit goes to those students who helped out with these activities. Special mention must be made of team captains Matthew Adcock, Joanna Bryans, Maddison Devine, Meredith Ryan, Georgia Snare, Ruby Tuzes and Natasha Vella. A big thank you also must go to the Shalom staff who gave their time to be with the team, especially those who helped in camp setup and clean up and were on hand for the duration of the Relay; Mr Stallard, Mrs Amey, Miss Clark, Miss Niven and Miss Wormington. And finally, thank you to the parents who helped with supervision during the event, especially the one who was on duty for the full 18 hours of the event.

The motto of Relay for Life is ‘Hope Lives Here’, and that is certainly true. The theme of the event is ‘Celebrate, Remember and Fightback’ and we all did that as well.

Mrs Cheryl Petersen and Mr Vince Habermann
Shalom RFL Team Coordinators

Bundaberg Regional Council Road Works Around Shalom College

Work has commenced on the construction of a new roundabout and relocation of services at the intersection of Fitzgerald and Eggmolesse Streets near Shalom College.

To ensure the project can proceed with minimal disruption to work and the motoring public a two lane diversion road has been constructed around the work site. Motorists are asked to observe caution in this area with speeds limited to 40kph. The work is being undertaken by a local contractor and is expected to be finalised by December.

http://bit.ly/2w8Y4gd

Lost Property – Shoes, Shoes, Shoes

The office is accumulating an array of shoes. From joggers to college day shoes, we seem to have them all! If your child is missing their shoes please have them visit Student Reception located in the Main Administration building, to see if they are in lost property.

Career Opportunities

Resource Centre News

Premier’s Reading Challenge – Years 7, 8 and 9

Reminder! The Premier’s Reading Challenge is coming to an end. The deadline for returning your record sheets is Friday 25 August. You can either give them to your CSB teacher or bring them straight to us in Beerarlem Library.

If you have lost your record sheet, please come to the Beerarlem Library and we can give you a new one. There’s still time to fill it out.

It’s been wonderful to see students completing the challenge of reading 15 books during the allocated time and we look forward to seeing more record sheets returned over the next week.

Ms Wendy Davis
Teacher Librarian
Wendy_Davis@shalomcollege.com

Sports News

Ten Pin Bowling– Interschool Bowling Challenge 2017

The Interschool Ten Pin Bowling Challenge was held on Sunday 13 August. Schools participated at various centres throughout the state of Queensland. Both Primary and Secondary school teams from Bundaberg and Rockhampton competed here at the Bundy Bowl and Leisure Centre. Bowlers compete in teams of three and Shalom was represented by three very accomplished bowlers: Amber Craven-Hughes, Connor Dingle and Jude Hellmuth-Williamson.

Overall winners of the state competition were:

Scratch Division: Cairns State High School (secondary); Edgehill State Primary School (Primary)
Handicap Division: Redlynch State College (Secondary); Granville State School B (Primary)

In Bundaberg:

Kepnock 1 won the secondary division (3rd overall in the state), Shalom was second (6th overall in the state) and Kepnock 3 took out 3rd place.

Teams bowled six games in total and Shalom bowlers had a very successful day. Connor Dingle took out the second highest game score for the state with a game of 235 almost breaking the current lane record as well. Amber’s highest score was 166 and Jude’s was 168.

I would like to congratulate all teams on the day for a great competition and the outstanding sportsmanship they displayed throughout the day. All three players will be travelling away in January to compete as members of the Bundaberg Representative Team.

Mrs Debbie Bishop
Ten Pin Bowling Coordinator
Deborah_Bishop@shalomcollege.com

Vicki Wilson Netball Carnival 2017

On Thursday 17 August, two teams of netballers represented Shalom at the Vicki Wilson Carnival, held at the Bundaberg Netball Association. This carnival involved eight schools in the Junior Division (Year 7-9) and 10 schools in the Senior Division (Year 10-12) from across the North Burnett Region who were vying for the opportunity to represent the Wide Bay at the Vicki Wilson State Finals to be held at Carrara in October.

In the Junior Division the team was required to play seven games throughout the day to secure their place in the Wide Bay final against the representatives from the South Burnett Region. The team played outstandingly throughout day and were undefeated throughout the carnival, winning all seven of their games quite convincingly and by significant margins. Zoe Hess, team captain, led by example and maintained a high level of intensity throughout the carnival turning over a significant number of balls in each game. Kasey Hess also did an outstanding job at feeding the ball into the circle and ensuring the shooters had prime position to take a shot. Across the team all girls worked cohesively and supported each other on and off the court. Special mention should go to Sarah Nash, who was unable to play due to injury, however she did an excellent job of managing the girls and looking after the team mascot ‘Danny’ the bear.

In the Senior Division the team were required to win their pool games and to then play a final against the winner of the opposing pool to secure a position in the Wide Bay final. The Senior team were strong in defence, being led by team captain Jessica Lane, as their height and reach enabled them to turn over a significant number of balls and keep the opposing teams score down. The girls had to play Bundaberg State High School in the final and after a hard fought four quarters in hot conditions they were victorious. Thank you to Mrs Tracy Pettis and Mrs Betty Wallace who gave their time to umpire for Shalom, the parents who volunteered to help score for the teams and the parents and Shalom staff who came to support the girls.

Both teams of girls will now play off against the winners of the South Burnett Region to represent Wide Bay on Thursday. The girls have shown how dedicated they are to the Shalom netball team through their commitment to training and fitness this term. Please wish them the best of luck if you see them around the College.

Junior Team

Zoe Hess (Captain)
Kendal Dodd
Macey Egan
Charlotte Boge
Isabella Burgess
Shelby Cass
Anne-Maree Pohlman
Kasey Hess
Tayla Pearson
Sarah Nash

Senior Team

Jessica Lane (Captain)
Georgia O’Sullivan
Briege Taske
Olivia O’Bierne
Claudia McLure
Chelsea Brooks
Kelsie Hansen
Nicola Johnson
Amy Hamilton
Lara Gardiner

Winter Sport

All Draws for the Winter Sport Season (as well as BDSSS Athletics results) can be found on the BDSSS website:

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

Netball

Week 6 – 23 August

Round 1 – 3:50pm
Round 2 – 4:35pm

Round

Division

Court

Team

Team

Coach

Coach

1

7 Cup

1

BSHS Blue

Shalom Blue

Claudia

1

7 Cup

2

SLAS

Shalom Black

Briege and Francesca

1

7 Cup

4

Shalom Yellow

Shalom Red

Mykayla and Nikia

Jess and Meredith

1

8 Cup

7

BSHS

Shalom Red

Grace and Mrs Wedemeyer

1

8 Cup

8

SLAS White

Shalom Black

Mrs Thomson

1

9 Cup

9

Shalom Red

BSHS

Mrs Fox

1

9 Cup

10

SLAS

Shalom Black

Mrs Somerfield

1

9 Shield

12

BSHS

Shalom Blue

Courtney and Keilani

Round

Division

Court

Team

Team

2

10 Cup

3

Shalom Red

Isis District

Mrs Davis

2

Open Cup

7

SLAS

Shalom Blue

Mrs Pearson

2

Open Cup

8

Bundaberg North

Shalom Red

Mrs Taske

2

Open Shield

11

Shalom Black

BCC

Mr Ray

Round

Division

Court

Team

Team

Coach

Coach

1

7 Cup

1

BSHS Blue

Shalom Blue

Claudia

1

7 Cup

2

SLAS

Shalom Black

Briege and Francesca

1

7 Cup

4

Shalom Yellow

Shalom Red

Mykayla and Nikia

Jess and Meredith

1

8 Cup

7

BSHS

Shalom Red

Grace and Mrs Wedemeyer

1

8 Cup

8

SLAS White

Shalom Black

Mrs Thomson

1

9 Cup

9

Shalom Red

BSHS

Mrs Fox

1

9 Cup

10

SLAS

Shalom Black

Mrs Somerfield

1

9 Shield

12

BSHS

Shalom Blue

Courtney and Keilani

Round

Division

Court

Team

Team

2

10 Cup

3

Shalom Red

Isis District

Mrs Davis

2

Open Cup

7

SLAS

Shalom Blue

Mrs Pearson

2

Open Cup

8

Bundaberg North

Shalom Red

Mrs Taske

2

Open Shield

11

Shalom Black

BCC

Mr Ray

Week 5 Netball Results

Team

Result

Most Valuable Player

7 Yellow

Win vs SLAS

Bridget Doyle

7 Red

Win vs BSHS

Annabel Roelofs

7 Blue

Loss vs Shalom Black

Josephine Manski

7 Black

Win vs Shalom Blue

Charleigh McNamara

8 Red

Loss vs Shalom Black

Portia-Lilly Matteschek

8 Black

Win vs Shalom Red

Claudia Thomson

9 Black

Win vs BSHS

Kendal Dodd

9 Red

Loss vs SLAS

Gina Bowden

9 Blue

Loss vs Kepnock

Madison Bishop

10 Red

Win vs Gin Gin

Sophie Maughan

Open Blue

Win vs Shalom Red

Matilda Harman

Open Red

Loss vs Shalom Blue

Chelsea Brooks

Open Black

Win vs BSHS

Emma

Mrs Nikki Somerfield
Netball Coordinator
Nikki_Somerfield@shalomcollege.com

Rugby League

Week 4

It was a good day for Shalom in the fourth round of the Broncos Challenge. Our Open team got the points on a North forfeit and our four other teams which played, won their games.

Shalom 15 Years Team

Our 15 Boys put in their best performance of the season with a dominant 14-4 win over Kepnock State High School. The boys took control early in the game, capitalising on some early attacking opportunities with a slick backline play that saw centre Ben Taylor use some good footwork and strength at the line to break through the defence and open the scoring. Brendan Grills converted to give us an early 6-0 lead. Midway through the first half, a deft 5th tackle grubber from halfback Jake Bonus found Ky Woods out wide who was able to pick up the bouncing ball and beat a defender to ground the ball over the line in a great finishing effort. The boys were rightfully full of confidence at the halftime break and continued to apply more pressure to their opposition in the 2nd half having the lion’s share of field position. Hooker Bradley Moore, who was outstanding in defence and attack, crashed over from dummy half to extend our lead midway through the second half. Unfortunately, we failed to turn a few more attacking opportunities into points and a late consolation try to Kepnock flattered the score for our opposition. Brendan Grills, who played his first game of the season, looked dangerous in attack and gave great service to his outside backs all game, deservedly winning our Best and Fairest and Player’s Player awards. Also, Bradley Edwards and Will Hema again turned in strong performances with their trademark hard running and bruising defence. However, it really was just a great team effort where everyone did their job and it gives us plenty of confidence for the remainder of the season.

Mr Graham O’Shanesy
Coach 15 Years
Graham_Oshanesy@shalomcollege.com

Shalom 13 Years Red and 14 Years Team

Our two teams which played at Brothers, 13 Years Red and 14 Years, each returned to the winners list, racking up almost a century of points between them while each keeping a clean slate, while at Across the Waves our 13 Years Black team downed Bundaberg North State High 40-4. It was a red-letter day for fullback Riley Jones, who bagged three tries and four goals to spearhead the 13 Years Red team to a 38-0 victory over St Luke’s Anglican School, before backing up in 14 Years as the starting fullback and opening our account with another great try after only 71 seconds and playing well throughout in a 60-0 shut-out of Bundaberg North. Riley was our Red Players’ Player and Man of the Match but we had many other good players, including a rampant Coen Searl, who opened our account with a signature 70m solo try, and the also blockbusting Ronan Dempsey.

Our 14 Years side had beaten Bundaberg North State High 56-0 in the first round and they surpassed that mark this time, with centre Brynn Harrap leading the charge with a hat-trick of tries. Hooker Kynan Hard was also outstanding, and Riley Jones also really stepping up to the plate. A second 13 Years Red player backed up to give us two on the bench, Tyrone Bowtell and he too did everything asked of him and he chipped in with a conversion of our last try.

14 Years

Shalom 60 (Tries - Brynn Harrap 3, Riley Jones, Kynan Hard, Alexander Druce, Hayden Byrnes, Bradley Clarke, Jessie Zammit, Harry Packwood, Nahum Pascoe; Goals - Bradley Clarke 3, Russell Taylor 2, Kynan Hard 2, Tyrone Bowtell) d North 0.

13 Years

Shalom Red 38 (Tries - Riley Jones 3, Coen Searl, Jack Picaro, Cooper Herwig, Patrick Curtis; Goals - Riley Jones 4, Benjamin Smith) d St Luke’s 0.

Mr Vince Habermann
Vincent_Habermann@shalomcollege.com

Week 5

The Open team ground out a win against a gallant Gin Gin State High School team. Although never behind on the score board, Shalom made things difficult for themselves after scoring points against Gin Gin. Several good runs by Tomasi Tikonilia and Samuel Tobin prevented the opposition from ever getting in front on the score board though. Shalom ran out eventual winners 18-12.

Our 13s Black and Red teams’ showdown started as a close contest with both sides trying hard to gain the upper hand early. The scores were close for the opening 15 minutes with the Black team leading by a single try. Several injuries hit the Red team in the second half, which allowed the Black team to take the ascendancy and eventually run away with the win 40-6. Mitchell Allen played his best game with several length of the field tries and some good attempts at goal. Lane Crossley-Price and Dylan Gorman also played well. Several of the Black team members stepped up to new positions during the game and played well which was also pleasing to see. Riley Jones scored the try and kicked the conversion for our Red team and he was again among their best, along with lethal lock Junior Tuitoma.

Mr Neil Feather
Coach
Neil_Feather@shalomcollege.com

Shalom 15 Years Team

A last minute change of venue from Gin Gin to Brothers had our 15 Boys devastated at a missed opportunity to sing ‘The wheels on the bus’ before their game against Gin Gin State High School! However, they managed to overcome this disruption to their preparation with a dominant 42-0 win. Showing they were a class above their opposition, it was great to see the boys enjoy themselves with some entertaining rugby league throughout the game. The team also showed commendable sportsmanship, playing with only 11 on the field to match their opposition’s numbers. Harrison Bull, Bradley Moore and Darcy Clarke all scored doubles while Corey Picaro and Arin Crook also crossed the line. Ky Woods, Arin Crook, Europa Fauid and Jake Bonus were all successful with conversions. Outside backs Ky Woods, Arin Crook, Rylee Johnson, Bradley Clarke, who was backing up from 14 Years and Ben Taylor were all impressive with a number of evasive runs throughout the game. However, it was Darcy Clarke who won our Player’s Player and Best and Fairest awards with an outstanding performance.

Mr Graham O’Shanesy
Coach 15 Years
Graham_Oshanesy@shalomcollege.com

Shalom 14 Years Team

Our 14 Years team showed great character to twice come from behind to clinch a 10-all draw with Kepnock which consolidated second position and staked our claim for a grand final berth. After a scoreless first half, Kepnock drew first blood with an unconverted try early in the second stanza, but our reply was swift with Nahum Pascoe scoring on the left flank but the sideline conversion attempt falling just short. Kepnock hit the front again with a converted try with three minutes left on the clock, but we again forced a mistake in their ensuing set, and we capitalised with Nahum doing brilliantly for his second try and captain Bradley Clarke this time raising the flags. Apart Nahum’s two tries in a robust all-round performance, our other stand-outs included centre Brynn Harrap and Bradley Clarke, while Thomas Blinco did well in his first game at hooker.

Mr Vince Habermann
Manager
Vincent_Habermann@shalomcollege.com

Congratulations

Last week Beau and Coben Simpson and Amara Burns played in the Gin Gin Junior Golf Tournament. Beau finished Nett Runner-up, Coben won the Gross and Amara won the Nett competition. Congratulations to all!

Upcoming Events and Information

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.

31 August - Winter Finals Day

Your Sporting Fanatic
Mr Simon Gills
Sports Coordinator
Simon_Gills@shalomcollege.com

Tuckshop Roster

Monday

21 August

Mila Robertson

Tuesday

22 August

Fiona Canniffe

Pauline Shaxson

Wednesday

23 August

Trish Cahill

Thursday

24 August

Diana Willoughby

Tania Wright

Friday

25 August

Nancy Poldervaart

Monday

28 August

Stefanie Hale

Tuesday

29 August

Help Needed

Wednesday

30 August

Help Needed

Thursday

31 August

Help Needed

Friday

1 September

Help Needed

Monday

4 September

Dianne Collins

Tuesday

5 September

Susie Zunker

Wednesday

6 September

Leanne Grogan

Katrina O’Sullivan

Thursday

7 September

Danielle Wooldridge

Friday

8 September

Leah Whaleboat

Marilyn Wootton

Monday

11 September

Help Needed

Tuesday

12 September

Cathy Duffield

Wednesday

13 September

Cher Giovannoni

Kellie Walker

Thursday

14 September

Paul & Caroline Simms

Allison Toft

Friday

15 September

Student Free Day

Shalom Sunday Markets

Tuckshop Markets Roster

Sunday

27 August

6.00am - 9.30am

Vince Habermann

Kate Rehbein

Louise Stallard

Craig Warner

Penelope Wrench

9.00am - 12.30pm

Brendan/Astrid Clancy

Kym Murphy

Jo Medcalf

John Pappalardo

Sunday

3 September

6.00am - 9.30am

Murray/Michele Flick

Greg/Jenny Jackson

Andrew Lucht

Janelle Test

Clarissa Pointon

Brendan/Yvette Simpson

9.00am - 12.30pm

Sharon Anderson

Terry/Leanne Emmitt

Sandra Killer

Belinda Prossliner

Warren Vaschina

Sunday

10 September

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

Markets BBQ Roster

27 August

NET Team

3 September

TBA

10 September

All Schools Touch

17 September

St Joseph’s P&F

Community Notice Board

Oztag

Junior Season

Starts Monday 4 September, game times between 4-6pm at Across the Waves Rugby League fields.

Cost is $85 for season and $25 for Oztag shorts, get started vouchers can be used.

Goes for 10 weeks (do not play through school holidays)

Register online via the link below or for more information call Christie on 0407 610 223 or email bundaberg@oztag.com.

http://www.bundabergoztag.com/

Senior Season

Starts Monday 11 September, games between 6-8pm at Across the Waves Rugby League fields

Cost is $100 for season and $25 for Oztag shorts.

Goes for 12 weeks plus 2 weeks of finals.

Register online via the link below or for more information call Christie on 0407610223 or email bundaberg@oztag.com.

http://www.bundabergoztag.com/

Brothers Cricket Club Bundaberg

Cricket Season 2017/18 Sign-on Friday 18 August, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in Leprechaun Room, Brothers Sports Club, Takalvan Street, Bundaberg.

http://www.playcricket.com.au/

http://www.brothersbundaberg.qld.cricket.com.au/

Further enquiries to: brotherscricketbundaberg@gmail.com

Ecumenical Lunch - Helping the Homeless

Join us in the Shalom College Sports Centre this Saturday 26 August, for a special event with International Humanitarian and Global Peacemaker Moira Kelly.

http://www.moirakellyaustralia.com/

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).

Tickets can be purchased through the link below and select 15th Bundaberg Ecumenical Lunch.

https://www.bundabergtickets.com.au/

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”.

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 the link below, which will take you to the website where you can access information relevant to your situation.

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

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