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16 October 2017

Principal’s Reflection

World Teachers’ Day is celebrated in Queensland on the last Friday in October – Friday 26 October. Teaching is a fantastic profession and the privileged entry teachers have into the lives of young people makes it a very special role to have. It is not hard, looking around Shalom, to recognise so many teachers who do much more for our children than just teach lessons. In only the last couple of weeks, we have so many of our young people benefitting from not just the classroom input teachers offer but as Netball coaches, Touch Footy coaches, Chess coordinators, Dance instructors, Cricket coaches, Cambodia trips, Edmund Rice Camp, Music recitals, Homework tutors, Gym instructors, Counsellors and so many other roles. It is so hard to say ‘thank you’ enough. Anyone who gets into this amazing profession and only seeks to teach four classes a day and then go home, is an aberration. The teaching staff at Shalom are just a fantastic and generous group of people. Like everyone, they make mistakes at times but their generosity, commitment and their genuine care for our young people far outweighs the odd mistake. I hope all of our students at Shalom realise how lucky that they are.

Making A Difference

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to reveal the problem with education. He argued, ‘What’s a kid going to learn from someone who decided that his best option in life was to become a school teacher?’

He reminded the other dinner guests what’s often said about teachers: ‘Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.’ To stress his point he said to another guest, ‘You’re a teacher, Susan. Be honest. What do you make?’

Susan, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, ‘You want to know what I make? I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. I make a C+ feel like the winner of the country’s highest honour.

I make kids sit through 40 minutes of study in absolute silence. You want to know what I make? I made kids wonder. I make them question. I make them criticise. I make them apologise and mean it.

I make them write. I make them read, read, read. I make them do their best in maths and perfect their final drafts in English.

I make them understand that if you have the brains, and follow your heart, and if someone ever tries to judge you by what you make, you must pay no attention because they just didn’t learn.’

Susan paused and then continued. ‘You want to know what I make? I make a difference. What do you make?’

Academic Awards Night

Academic Awards Night is on next Monday night commencing at 6:30pm. Award winners will be notified early this week. Everyone is invited to attend this showcase night. As well as the academic awards distributed, there will be some fantastic cultural performances.

Blessing of our Band Room and Fitness Centre

Next Monday morning at 8am, Bishop Michael will celebrate Mass with us in the Loyola Chapel before school. After Mass, he will bless our two new buildings. You would be welcome to attend this brief, but meaningful ceremony.

Sports Awards Night

Sports Awards Night is Thursday night next week. This is an opportunity to recognise so many young people who have enjoyed their sport this year at Shalom. We will be pleased to welcome our Guest speaker for the night, Mr Paul Bowman. Paul is a former State of Origin player and long-time Captain of the North Queensland Cowboys. He is currently responsible for Strength and Conditioning at the Cowboys.

Mr Dan McMahon
Principal
Daniel_McMahon@shalomcollge.com

Newsletter Articles

Date Claimers

Blessing of New Buildings

Graduation Liturgy and Farewell for the 2017 Year 12 Students

Bus Fare Assistance

Full details are listed below. Apply at the link below.

https://www.schooltransport.com.au/

Catch Up Immunisation Dates

Year 10 and Year 7 students have recently received immunisations at school. If your child has missed these there will be a catch up clinic at OzCare in November. If your child misses this catch up clinic a letter will be sent to you to take to your private GP.

OzCare contacts all parents/caregivers – you are not required to contact them. If you do have further queries please contact OzCare, 73 Woongarra Street, Bundaberg or phone 1800 692 273.

Student Welfare and Information

On Friday 6 October, the Year 10 students participated in the School P.A.R.T.Y Program which is a school based program and a new initiative from the Royal Brisbane Hospital. The acronym stands for: Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth.

The students were given the opportunity to participate in practical sessions where they undertook activities with a professional involved in trauma care. They were able to have discussions with emergency service personnel about trauma, first aid and road safety. Students met and talked to a young lady whose life has been changed due to a very serious road accident. She came along with her carers – her parents. I am sure this was a worthwhile presentation for our Year 10s.

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A Reminder

The House Coordinators have seen a number of students in their respective Houses about the installation of the VPN app on iPads. I would be grateful if you could check your child’s device and ensure that they have not installed this application.

Below is a letter from Mr Matthew Mills, Head of our IT Department:

Dear Students and Parents,

We have reason to believe that students here at the College are trying to use a VPN app on iPads to circumvent our School Web Filtering system. Currently our list of names is going up each day. While we understand there could be private uses for this app we have a duty of care here at the school which requires that our web filtering system log all traffic. Therefore, we require this app not to be used here at school. The app needs to be removed from the iPad.

Certain websites are blocked for various reasons which includes bandwidth restraints but if students find a website is blocked and it is required their studies, the correct procedure is to talk to their teacher and if they see this is required, they can work with the IT Unit on what options are available for unblocking.

Regards,
Matthew Mills
IT Manager
Matthew_Mill@shalomcollege.com

Years 10 to 12

At this time of year many of our senior students will be feeling a little stressed some more stressed than others. The following website may be worth looking out: https://au.reachout.com/

There are number of things there that may be of interest/assistance for our young people.

Year 10s

On Monday 6 November we have our Year 7 2018 Orientation afternoon here at the College. We would like to have quite a number of Year 10 students to show parents around the College – a guided tour. Not all of the parents attending will have been able to come to the Open Day and so they look forward to having this tour. If your son or daughter can assist they can register their name on the list at the student office. They will be needed from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

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

College Administration Information

Clarifying Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures

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

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

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

Please be aware that that if you bring under school aged children onto the school grounds, then it is the responsibility of the supervising parent to provide active supervision.

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

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

Curriculum

Applications for Change of Subjects for 2018

We are currently not accepting any applications for subject changes for 2018. However, applications for changes will be accepted and considered from Monday 13 November. A reminder along with an outline of the procedure will be posted in Daily Notices and the Newsletter closer to this time.

Current Year 8, 9 and 10 Students may use the login details emailed last term to see (but not change) their selections for 2018 as originally entered in Edval WebChoices. These login details can be resent to students from Monday 13 November if required – please contact Ms Nelson or the College Administration Office.

Year 12 End of Semester Examinations

The Year 12 End of Semester 2 Examination timetable will be posted on the College Intranet (‘Assessment & Reporting’ tab) and the College Website (‘Curriculum/Senior School/Forms and Publications’) later this week.

It is important that students who are absent from examinations contact their House Coordinator immediately. In most cases, supplementary sittings will be required of students who miss scheduled examinations. For further information on procedures for missed examinations, please see pages 16 and 17 of the Student Record Book 2017.

End of semester examinations are scheduled for Year 12 students from Wednesday 8 to Tuesday 14 November. During examination block, Year 12 students are only required to attend when an examination is scheduled; however, when in attendance, irrespective of duration or reason, students must wear full and correct day uniform. Please note that Graduation Liturgy practice will be included in the examination block schedule and all Year 12 students are required to be in attendance for this.

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 Liza 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.

Release of Year 12 Results and OPs

From 9:00am on Wednesday 15 November 2017, students will be able to access their individual QCS Test grade — from A to E — in their learning account on the Student Connect website below.

https://studentconnect.qcaa.qld.edu.au/

All other results contributing to the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and OPs and FPs will be available in student learning accounts on the Student Connect website from 9:00am on Saturday 16 December 2017.

Students must know their Learner Unique Identifier (LUI) and password to log in and check their results. Students will be able to access their results more quickly if they have previously activated their learning account. If students have any difficulty with logging in via the Student Connect website, they are welcome to contact the College Office for assistance.

Year 12 OP Range Estimates

The latest update to OP range estimates will be distributed to all OP-eligible Year 12 students during PC on Tuesday 31 October. If you have any queries regarding your child’s OP range estimate or the processes involved, please contact me at Brendan_Maher@shalomcollege.com.

Mr Brendan Maher
Assistant Principal (Acting) – Curriculum
Brendan_Maher@shalomcollege.com

Mission

St Vincent de Paul Giving Tree - Friday 3 November

‘The Giving Tree’

There is an old tale about an unusual tree that grew outside the gates of a desert city. It was as ancient tree, a landmark, as a matter of fact. It seemed to have been touched by the finger of God, for it bore fruit perpetually. Despite its old age, its limbs were constantly laden with fruit. Hundreds of passers-by refreshed themselves from the tree, as it never failed to give freely of its fruit.

But then a greedy merchant purchased the property on which the tree grew. He saw hundreds of travellers picking fruit from his tree, so he built a high fence around it. Travellers pleaded and pleaded with the new owner, “Share the fruit with us.”

The miserly merchant scoffed, “It’s my tree, my fruit and bought with my money.”

And then an astonishing thing happened. Suddenly the ancient tree died! What could have happened? The law of giving, as predictable as the law of gravity, expresses the immutable principle: when giving stops, bearing fruit ceases, and death follows inevitably.

We are just like the Giving Tree. When we share what we have with those who travel through our lives, we are blessed with more than we can imagine. In refreshing others, like the ‘Giving Tree’ did we are given the energy or life force to keep on blossoming.

On Friday 3 November, we will have our own Giving Tree assembly, followed by a farewell to the Year 12 students, celebrated in Houses. Each student is asked to bring an unopened gift, gift card or monetary donation to be given to a child as part of the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal.

Please see the timetable below for Friday 3 November, Day 5

Period 1 - 8:40am
Period 2 - 9:40am
PC/Giving Tree - 10:40 (Roll, gift and report directly to Sports Centre as a class), Giving Tree Assembly, House Assemblies and a shared lunch in Houses.
Lunch 1 - 11:55am – 12:15pm
Lunch 2 - 12:15pm – 12:35pm
Period 3 - 12:35pm – 1:35pm
Afternoon Tea - 1:35pm – 1:55pm
Period 4 - 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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

P & F Committee

General Business - At our monthly meeting on Tuesday 10 October the P & F were pleased with the number of families that responded to our recent survey. We look forward to analysing this data for future planning purposes. The committee is pleased to announce that work towards the reflection garden that we have given financial assistance to is underway with the appointed architect currently calling for tenders.

Shalom Rowing - Shalom Rowing reported that the QLD Schools Championship Rowing Regatta was successfully held in the holidays. Congratulations to both Lincoln Dwyer and Ethan Weder for progressing to the semi-finals of their respective Single Sculls events.

On Saturday 30 September, a small number of rowers attend the North Queensland Club Championship Rowing Regatta in Townsville. Congratulations to Ryan Barber on his successes at this meet. The Rowing Committee advised that their End of Year Celebration/Break Up will be on Saturday 21 October from 5:30pm.

Principal’s Report - In his Principal’s report, Mr Dan McMahon tabled the plans for both the new car park and the refurbishment of the canteen/toilet block. Both projects will commence this term and are scheduled to be completed by the beginning of the 2018 school year. He also presented a proposal for an After School Activities Program for the College that will commence in 2018. The P & F are delighted to commit financial support towards this initiative and further information will be made available before the end of the school year.

To view the full meeting minutes, please visit the P & F Web page on the College Website. Please forward any comments to the Secretary via email at 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.

A quick reminder for all parents old and new. As a parent/guardian of Shalom College you are automatically a member of the P and F Committee. Please feel free to come along to any of our meetings. Dates are listed in the College Calendar with reminders placed here in the newsletter.

To all P&F Members, you are reminded that our final monthly meeting for 2017 will be held in the staff room on Tuesday 7 November which will begin at 5:30pm.

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

Quiet Achiever

Our Quiet Achiever for this week is Sandi Davis, Year 12 Adams.

Throughout her years at Shalom, Sandi has positively contributed to her House by participating in activities, being a positive member of PC and an outstanding buddy.

Outside of school, Sandi dedicates a lot of her time to the Surf Life Saving movement. This year has been especially busy. She was awarded the Volunteer of the Year 2016-2017, was on the State selection panel for U14 Lifesaver of the Year 2016-2017, was on the committee that initiated the ‘Seahorse’ Program for children with disabilities, where they are able to participate in beach activities at the three Bundaberg Surf Clubs, this program won the state award for Community Education Program of the Year. In the September holidays she also started working as a life guard.

Sandi is also a Coach, Youth Development Officer and Junior Activities Officer for Moore Park SLSC, where she organises activities for Nippers.

Next year Sandi has been selected as a volunteer for the 2018 Commonwealth Games held at the Gold Coast. Her role will see her assisting at the Beach Volleyball Competition. This is an exciting opportunity and was highly sort after.

Congratulations Sandi, we are very proud of you. The community is lucky to have volunteers such as yourself, giving so much of their time.

Mr Joe O’Driscoll
Adams House Coordinator
Joe_Odriscoll@shalomcollege.com

College News

Rice House News

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

Year 7

STUDENT

STUDENTS

Mason Acworth

Introduction to Catering

Liam Bury

Business Education

Harrison Johnson

Performing Arts ( Music)

Anna Nicolson

Physical Education

Bailey Ward

Physical Education

Phoenix Warner

Design & Technology

Aleisha Woodcroft

Core Studies B

Benjamin Wrench

Core Studies B

Amelia Diab

Physical Education

Christie Farrar

Core Studies B

Katie Maher

Core Studies A
Religious Education

Nick Mason

Core Studies B

Makayla Plate

Performing Arts (Drama & Dance)

Jed Thorne

Design & Technology

Charlize Ardente

Core Studies B

Bradley Balchin

Religious Education

Ainsley Clarke

Business Education

Meg Freeman

Physical Education

Tecoda-Faith Groszmann

Physical Education

James Harney

Performing Arts (Drama & Dance)

Zali Haster

Core Studies A
Physical Education

Kody Hunting

Core Studies A
Physical Education

Jonty McMahon

Physical Education

Sophie Bond

Physical Education

Jayde Bradshaw

Core Studies A
Religious Education

Oscar Clancy

Japanese

Austin Ellery

Religious Education
Introduction to Catering
Design & Technology

William Grima

Core Studies B

Jamie Purkis

Physical Education

Tahlia Rach

Core Studies B
Business Education

Zahara Reeves

Core Studies A

Stefania Barbera

Performing Arts (Drama & Dance)

Brae Burgess

Performing Arts (Drama & Dance)

Samuel Davies

Religious Education

Jack Frohloff

Japanese

Tegan Sheehan

Core Studies A
Religious Education

Teah Shuttleworth

Core Studies B

Isabelle Taylor

Performing Arts ( Music)

Eliza Boge

Physical Education
Performing Arts ( Music)

Maegan Bowden

Design & Technology

Madison Lavender

Core Studies B

Oscar Lowe

Physical Education

Patrick McMahon

Performing Arts ( Music)

Charleigh McNamara

Religious Education

Amara Burns

Core Studies A

Bailey Canino

Physical Education

Damon Geaney

Design & Technology

Lucy Halloran

Core Studies A
Religious Education

Erika Marshman

Design & Technology

Nicholas McMahon

Physical Education

Tristan Rieck

Core Studies A

Sonny Thiele

Core Studies B

Nicholas Winning

Business Education

Alphina Benny

Core Studies A

Katelyn Carige

Religious Education

Reuben Coleman

Core Studies A

Bridget Doyle

Core Studies B
Religious Education

Matthew Parker

Core Studies B

Aaliyah Spencer

Religious Education

Karly Williams

Core Studies A

Year 8

STUDENT

SUBJECTS

Caya Akasaka Marshall

Religious Education

Kaylee Bell

Design & Technology

Rachel Findlay-Udris

Performing Arts (Music)

Tiaani Hema

Catering & Hospitality

Klaudia Pfeffer

Core Studies A

Zali Usher

Performing Arts ( Dance & Drama)

Jessie Zammit

Physical Education

Aleyla Brown

Core Studies A

Kendal Dodd

Core Studies B

Cale Francis

Core Studies A

Daniel Guzman

Core Studies A

Indigo Matebau

Religious Education

Jayde Redman-Dickie

Core Studies A

Lydia Stewart

Religious Education

Jade Balchin

Core Studies B

Darcy Hensel

Performing Arts ( Dance & Drama)

Brigette McMahon

Design & Technology

Zachary Christiansen

Core Studies B
Japanese

Joel Clancy

Core Studies B
Catering & Hospitality

Brynn Harrap

Physical Education

Alana Luczka

Religious Education

Jorja Poldervaart

Core Studies B

Reshma Ruban

Core Studies B
Physical Education

Leandra Saupp-Saunders

Core Studies A

Harrison Thwaite

Core Studies A
Performing Arts (Music)

Georgie Tuzes

Core Studies A

Zac Ellis-Lindley

Performing Arts ( Dance & Drama)

Caila Maracic

Core Studies A

Bianca Matthews

Catering & Hospitality

Ethan Sologinkin

Core Studies B

Jhanna Yee

Core Studies B

Charlotte Boge

Core Studies B

Reanna Eke

Core Studies B

Ella Hurst

Japanese

Laura Keverkis

Japanese

Isabella Layman

Core Studies A

Shanequah Nagas

Core Studies A

Jordanah Cowell

Core Studies A

Connor Darr

Core Studies B
Religious Education

Ryan Mant

Core Studies A

Thea McDonald

Performing Arts (Music)

Janae Petzke

Physical Education

Ethan Sarnadsky

Core Studies A

Breanna Stone

Performing Arts ( Dance & Drama)

Charlee Duggan

Core Studies A

Isabella Mullaly

Core Studies B

Alicia Nierla

Religious Education
Performing Arts (Music)

Taila Saint

Core Studies B

Claudia Thomson

Catering & Hospitality

Chantal Winkler

Core Studies B

Year 9

STUDENT

SUBJECT

Alestaire Albarico

Catering & Hospitality

Ella Bartolo

Physical Education

Michael Doyle

English

Mikayla Graham

Drama

Ellie Greer

Technology Studies

Yasmine Johnson

Humanities & Social Science

Jessica Asnicar

Humanities & Social Science
Drama

Tyler Bowles

English

Demetri De Florian

Mathematics

Zoe Hess

Humanities & Social Science

Bridget Keightley

English

Xavier Kummerow

Physical Education

Tayla Pearson

Religious Education

Olivia Schneider

Science

William Stupart

Physical Education

Erica Wilkinson

Mathematics

Jack Beveridge

Physical Education

Taylah Body

English

Nicholas Creighton

Science

Lincoln Hooper

Business Education

Riley Hunting

Humanities & Social Science

Hayley Meechin

Science

Makayla Mortensen

English

Rohan Boas

Japanese

Sophie Crossett

Humanities & Social Science

Kira Ferns

Japanese

David Grey

Physical Education

Thomas Pascoe

Technology Studies

Axel Bright

Mathematics
Humanities & Social Science

Jayden Buchanan

Religious Education

Kye Burgess

Technology Studies

Xavier Doolan

Humanities & Social Science
Technology Studies

Flynn Friske

Mathematics
Humanities & Social Science

Ella Shuttleworth

Humanities & Social Science

Ruby-ann Tobin

Humanities & Social Science
Physical Education

Jack Gray

Physical Education

Tom Martin

Humanities & Social Science

Jake McLennan

Science

Abhash Pathak

Graphics

Adena Blackburn Mitchell

Science

Sofie Bonanno

Catering & Hospitality

Cooper Burns

Science
Graphics

Jacob Robinson

Technology Studies

Jayden Sweet

Science

Chris Benny

English
Humanities & Social Science

Madison Bishop

Catering & Hospitality

Jasmine Dooley

Humanities & Social Science

Nahum Pascoe

Physical Education

Kaelynn Rossetto

Business Education

Ky Woods

Humanities & Social Science

QUT VC STEM Camp 2017

In the second week of the holidays, myself (Joshua Roebuck) and Elise Green were privileged to join 158 other Year 11 students from all over the state at the Queensland University of Technology’s Garden Point campus for the annual Vice Chancellor’s STEM Camp. The camp was five days long and focused on all things Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The great thing about the selection process was that 80 positions were dedicated to regional students and these positions came with free travel, accommodation and meals. The actual structure of the camp was based around the placement of every student into one of ten projects which would be worked on throughout the week, and presented on the final day. I took part in the project Bio fabrication: Hospital of the Future. My project was to do with integrating different technologies such as 3D printing into the medical field which can lead to future outcomes such as regrowing limbs and organs, or even printing new ones! In our group of 16, half of us worked on a skull implant for a patient in a traumatic accident, while the other half which I was in, undertook the challenge to make a model for a prosthetic ear. This involved using photography techniques to capture the model’s ear and replicate it virtually. I was chosen as the ear model and we worked through the process of structuring, sculpting, and printing a replica of my ear from start to finish (see pictures). The best part about this experience was the focus on the real world application of the project which was to help with patients suffering from birth defects such as Microtia. The week also featured many fun night activities such as the Innovation Shark Tank Challenge, a Movie Night, a Mini Careers Fair, and the renowned STEM Camp’s Got Talent. The talent show was a particular highlight to me as the whole boys boarding floor, including myself, got up and sang All Star, a performance I will always remember. All in all, I have really gained an insight into all aspects of tertiary education including degrees, jobs and social life, all while meeting and connecting with like-minded people from all over Queensland. This opportunity was an experience I will never forget and I absolutely recommend it to all students who are interested in the STEM area.

Joshua Roebuck and Elise Green at the STEM Camp

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stemeducation/albums/with/72157660965597008

Joshua Roebuck
Year 11 Student

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.

Uniform Shop News - Trial of New Opening Hours

Please note the Uniform Shop is trialling a change in business hours during Term 4. Opening one day a week in the afternoon instead of the morning.

New Hours for Term 4

Monday to Wednesday – 8am to 12pm (noon)
Thursday – 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Friday – Closed

Mrs Sharon Stevenson
Uniform Shop Manager
Sharon_Stevenson@shalomcollege.com

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

The Duke of Edinburgh has made recent changes…calling all students who are 13 years of age!

If you are 13 years of age Shalom College is opening up the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award to interested Year 8 students to begin their journey. We are offering twenty places to participating students. If you are interested in finding out more information regarding the Duke of Ed, take a look at the website:

https://www.qld.gov.au/youth/be-involved-have-your-say/duke-of-ed

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (or ‘The Duke of Ed’) is an exciting international youth development programme. Anyone between the ages of 13 and 25 can take part and the best bit is you choose your own activities and set your own goals.

To complete the Bronze level, you have to complete four Award sections. You design your own program around the things that interest you most.

Service – get involved in your community and give service to others.
Skill – build your skills in something practical or creative, such as drawing, painting, fishing, or music.
Physical Recreation – take part in something active such as football, basketball, dancing, surfing or swimming.
Adventurous Journey – discover a sense of adventure and do something challenging with your friends.

You'll have an Award Leader, instructors and assessors who can help you decide on activities for each Award section but remember, it's your choice.

If you are interested in participating in the Bronze Award and thirteen years of age, please contact Mrs Amey during Term 4 to express your interest.

Mrs Nicole Amey
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
Nicole_Amey@shalomcollege.com

Light the Night

Thank you to the seven students who represented Shalom at the 2017 Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night Walk on Friday 6 October. Samuel Monk, Isabella Espe-Makepeace, Matthew Adcock, Quinlan Wormington, Bethanie Mann, Connor Allan Smith and a brave and inspiring Year 7 Benjamin ‘George’ Pickton-Carlile, who has battled Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma this year. George’s mum also joined in the walk, along with two other staff members, Mrs Karen Miller-Smith and Mrs Jo-Anne Thomson. Thank you also to everyone who purchased tickets in the raffle which was drawn on the night. The event raised over $10,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Mr Vince Habermann
Light the Night Ambassador

Taking Care of Business

BEAQ Accounting Competition

In Term 3 some of our Year 12 Accounting students took part in the Business Educators Association of Queensland’s Accounting Competition. This competition attracted over 226 entries from 28 schools around Queensland. The competition was fierce with only 11 High Distinctions, 41 Distinctions and 47 Credits being awarded overall. Congratulations to the following students on their achievements in this competition.

Distinction:

Joshua Adcock, Kelvin Pimm, Anna Scott

Credit:

Anthony Altadonna, Jamisen Elliott, Wade Hogan, Keilani Morris, Matthew Pozzebon, Emily Smith.

Students Kick-start Career with Ulton Vacation Program

In August Ammie Cauchi from Ulton visited with some of our Year 12 Shalom students to inform them of the new Vacation Program that was being offered by their organisation. We had a number of students attend this session and furthermore several of our students sent in an application for this wonderful opportunity. We were very pleased to be informed that two of our Year 12 Accounting students Emily Smith and Kelvin Pimm were successful in gaining positions in this program. This meant that both students spent their two week September vacation working at Ulton in Bundaberg. I would like to extend my congratulations to both Emily and Kelvin on obtaining this fantastic opportunity. We look forward to following their journey with Ulton over the remainder of the year. I have included the link to Ulton’s press release about this their journey and the program.

http://www.ulton.net/blog/students-kickstart-career-with-ultons-vacation-program

Mrs Gail Norris
Learning Area Coordinator – Business
Gail_Norris@shalomcollege.com

Careers Advisor

QTAC Applications

Year 12 students who are considering tertiary studies next year or after a gap year* should be applying through QTAC very soon. Closing dates for the major offer round in January is 8 December 2017, however, some courses have earlier closing dates.

Check key dates at the QTAC website below - and also when the close date is for courses you are applying for (note: put earlier close date courses higher in your preference list).

https://www.qtac.edu.au/key-dates-fees

Remember, your preferences are not submitted until payment is made.

*Tip for those planning on a Gap year:

Apply for your courses now. Nearly all degrees allow you to defer for at least one year. That way you have a guaranteed place in 2019 – or you can change your mind and reapply for other courses.

Contact me if you have any queries or need assistance.

New Pilot Program to Support ALL Youth and Employers

Employment First Aid is a new program to assist ALL youth in retaining work (including students in part-time work), and to assist employers in retaining youth employees.

Full details are included in the link below or visit their website for more details

http://www.employmentfirstaid.com.au/

Mr Troy Braund
Careers Advisor
Troy_Braund@shalomcollege.com

Learning Enhancement Unit

Resource Centre

Creative Writing Club Information

VET News

Term 4 is the time for enrolments into external/ additional VET Programs and courses for 2018. Please continue reading this article as we have some very exciting options available for 2018. Please see Mrs O’Donnell in Student Services as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss a place.

Certificate III Early Education and Care

We are very excited to announce that Cert III Early Education and Care will be delivered by an extremely experienced and well regarded Trainer here at Shalom one day each week in 2018. The course will be delivered over 2 years – however 2018 Year 12 Students are welcome to enrol and complete the course at TAFE on graduation (no extra fee). We have negotiated a price of $99 per student, which is a massive saving as the cost of this course would normally cost $2520 through TAFE. This qualification is a prerequisite to working in the childcare industry and an amazing opportunity. Please see Mrs O’Donnell as soon as possible if you are interested so you do not miss out!

TAFE in Schools Program

TAFE deliver a range of qualifications in school friendly format and we are able to adjust subject loads for eligible students to assist in participation. Certificates available are:

  • Certificate II Automotive Servicing Technology
  • Certificate II Health Support Services
  • Certificate II Kitchen Operations
  • Certificate II Retail Cosmetics
  • Certificate II Salon Assistant
  • Certificate II Sport and Recreation
  • Certificate II Electrotechnology

These will be delivered at TAFE in 2018 as opposed to Shalom purely based on resources. This will still be the same high level of delivery from the same Trainer as this year.

http://tafeeastcoast.edu.au/resources/pdf/study-with-us/TAFE_at_Schools_Guide_2018_ISSUU.pdf

Transition to Employment Program (for current Year 11 students who will be in Year 12 2018 only)

This is a fantastic program combining theory and work placements with the goal of enhanced opportunity employment opportunities on graduation.

Certificate II Logistics

Logistics management is the part of supply chain management that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective flow and storage of goods, services, and related information and is predicted to be a growth industry seeking employees due to an aging workforce.

OR

Certificate II Health Support Services

Pathway to working in a chemist, medical office, Disability or Aged Care sectors. This program can be followed by the CQUniverstity STEPS program for those seeking a non OP pathway into Nursing.

https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/ap-southeast-2.accounts.ivvy.com/account21789/events/124929/files/594844019edc0.pdf

Gidarjil Land and Sea Training

Specifically, for Indigenous Students who will engage with their culture, learn about the land and sea while completing a Cert II in Horticulture

WYLD Projects

Specifically, for Indigenous Students who will engage with their culture, learn about the land and sea while completing a Cert II in Rural Operations

Certificate II Aircraft Line Maintenance

For those interested in the aeronautical industry this is a great opportunity that is rare to our area and can provide pathways into further aeronautical studies and career pathways.

Performing Arts Upcoming Dates

Dance Night - Friday 20 and Saturday 21 October

It’s that time of year again! Shalom College Annual Dance Night. To culminate the year of work by students in Dance, students from years 7 to 12 will be putting on a ‘Dance Evening’. This event allows parents, friends and other students to see some of the work that has been created by students throughout the year. This event will take place on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 October at the Performing Arts Precinct starting at 7:00pm. I would like to extend an invitation to all families and friends of the school even if you don’t know anyone that is performing. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic night of dance entertainment!

Tickets are on sale through the College Office. Adults are $10, Children and Pensioners $7. Get in quick as tickets will sell fast!

Year 10 ‘The Scene Project’ Public Performance - Thursday 16 November

This year, the Year 10 Drama Public Performance class has been involved in The Scene Project with the Queensland Theatre Company, which is a Queensland wide initiative to get students engaged in the Arts and working with professional actors and directors. There are eight schools in the district and approximately 50 throughout Queensland who are involved with this project this year, which culminates in presenting 15 minutes of what they’ve developed for other schools and artist from QTC. This sharing is at the Moncrieff Theatre on Friday 27 October and is unfortunately not open to the public. The class, however, will be performing the entire script of 600 Ways to Filter a Sunset at the Performing Arts Precinct on Thursday 16 November starting at 6:30pm.

Please be advised that the drama evening will require a gold coin donation for admission.

Instrumental Music

Get Smart Concert

Another of our popular annual concerts performed by the Senior Concert Band will be held Wednesday 25 October at 7:00pm in the Performing Arts Precinct Theatre.

Pleasant Sunday Afternoon

The final concert for the year will be Sunday 5 November at 1:30pm. Once again, I will be asking if each family could donate an item for the raffle or an item for the afternoon tea. Non-perishable items can be brought into the front office anytime or can be delivered to me in my office in the music teaching studio section of the Performing Arts Precinct. Shortly I will send out more information regarding the afternoon and also looking for helpers to serve afternoon tea.

Piano concert

Please note a change of date to the end of year Piano Concert, is now on Wednesday 18 October, starting at 6:00pm in the Band Room. Come along and support these students and their tutor, Mrs Rebecca Helbig.

Dates to Remember

18 October – Piano Concert, Band Room at 6:00pm
23 October – Academic Awards
25 October – Get Smart Concert, produced and performed by the Senior Concert Band
5 November – Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Concert, Performing Arts Precinct. 1:30pm

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

Sports News

AFL Gala Day

AFL Gala Day
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Shalom entered the AFL Gala Day again this year, and had a successful carnival. The main aim of the day is to expose non AFL background players to the code, and Shalom certainly had ‘rookies’ who really impressed AFLQ Development Officer Shaun Stone.

Tuesday 10 October was extremely hot and humid and all players from both our Junior and Open Boys teams finished the day exhausted but satisfied.

The 25 Junior Boys were unbeaten on the day, having good wins against Bundaberg High, Kepnock, and St Luke’s. The size difference between boys of this age is incredible, but smaller players Max Jonsson-Harlacz, Harrison Schneider and Luke Wyatt were well supported by goal kicking champion Nicholas Creighton.

In the Open Division, the boys had a first up win against Kepnock. The skill level and tactical awareness of soccer, league, basketball and volleyball players was very impressive. In the final game of the day, Shalom was beaten by a very hard running Bundaberg High team which boasted some excellent local AFL players. Connor Simms, Lachlan Dempsey, Jai Smith and Martin Powell were arguably our best.

Mr Jason Baulch
Jason_Baulch@shalomcollege.com

Vicki Wilson Cup

Following their success in the early rounds of the Vicki Wilson Netball Competition, the Senior Vicki Wilson Netball team travelled to the Gold Coast on the weekend to compete in the State Finals. On Saturday, the team were drawn to play Coomera Anglican College, FNQ Indigenous Invitational Team, Brigidine College, and last year’s winners, Matthew Flinders College in their pool games. The competition proved extremely tough and with most of the opposition teams consisting of Year 12 students, at times it felt like we were playing against giants.

The team finished the round games with one win (against FNQ Indigenous) and three losses. Sunday consisted of a further three playoff games to determine final positions. Once again, the girls faced some tough competition against St Margaret Mary’s College and Fairholme College, losing both games. This put the team into a playoff for 15th and 16th positions against Brisbane State High School. The girls saved their best for last, showing determination and spirit, and combining well to come back from a 3-point deficit to defeat Brisbane State High by one goal.

The girls are to be congratulated on the way they conducted themselves over the weekend, both on and off the court. Although we didn’t finish as high as we would have liked, they can still be extremely proud of their performance. On behalf of the team, I would like to extend my thanks to Mrs Somerfield for organising to get us there and Mr Hornbrook for helping to prepare the girls physically over the last three months. Our achievements would not have been possible without your help.

Mrs Melinda Pearson
Melinda_Pearson@shalomcollege.com

Vicki Wilson Cup
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Vicki Wilson Shield

This was the inaugural year of the Vicki Wilson Shield, a netball competition for girls in Years 7 to 9, that was run in conjunction with the Vicki Wilson Cup carnival. After successfully beating James Nash State High School from Gympie last term to represent the Wide Bay, the Shalom Junior Vicki Wilson team travelled to the Gold Coast to compete against the top sixteen schools in the state.

The Junior girls were placed into a pool against St Columban’s Caboolture, Palm Beach Currumbin State High School and Canterbury College Waterford, three teams who proved to be quite physical and dominant across the court. The girls handled the physicality well and consistently showed the calibre of student that Shalom produces through their resilience, sportsmanship and dedication to the team to try and achieve small successes across the court. Unfortunately, the girls were defeated in all three games on the first day of the carnival but they all came away from the court knowing that they had given 100% and played with intensity throughout the day.

On the second day of the carnival the Junior team were placed in the bottom eight teams and would be aiming to achieve 9th position. The girls were determined that they would be 9th and to achieve this they would have to win all three of their games, one of which would be against Palm Beach Currumbin High School, who had beat them the day before by 13 goals. After a solid win against Siena Catholic College in the first round, the team clawed their way back in the dying minutes of their second game against St John Fisher College to win by two after being down by six at three quarter time. This lead to the play off for 9th and 10th against Palm Beach Currumbin. The girls were resolute that they would rectify the score from the previous day and be victorious, a feat that they achieved convincingly by six goals. The spirit and commitment that the girls showed towards one another was commendable, each and every one of them had a role within the team and they fulfilled these roles with aplomb.

The future of Shalom netball is looking strong after the performance of these young ladies over the weekend. I would like to acknowledge the work of Mrs Pearson to assist the girls in developing their game, Mr McMahon for driving the bus and Mr Gills for his outstanding help as assistant coach.

Mrs Nikki Somerfield
Nikki_Somerfield@shalomcollege.com

Netball Sunday BBQ

Our next Sunday BBQ to assist in fundraising for QISSN and Vicki Wilson netball will be on Sunday 5 November. If you are able to assist for either the 6am to 9am shift or the 9am to 12pm shift please contact Mrs Somerfield as soon as possible.

Rugby League Report

A barbeque lunch was recently held and awards presented in all age divisions for the Shalom Rugby League teams for 2017. Best and Fairest winners were named but their awards will be presented at the Sports Awards Night later this month. Awards were handed out for Players Player, Best Forward and Best Back.

Under 13s Red

Best Back: Riley Jones
Best Forward : Ronan Dempsey
Players Player : Junior Tuitoma
Best and Fairest: Cooper Herwig

Under 13s Black

Best Back: Mitchell Allen
Best Forward: Fletcher Ace
Players Player: Wil Simmons
Best and Fairest: Lane Crossley-Price

Under 14s

Best Back: Brynn Harrap
Best Forward: Mack Druce
Players Player: Nahum Pascoe and Bradley Clarke
Best and Fairest: Caileb Dimes

Under 15s

Best Back: Will Hema
Best Forward: Darcy Clarke
Players Player: Bradley Edwards
Best and Fairest: Bradley Edwards

Opens

Best Back: Samuel Tobin
Best Forward: Michael Bundesen
Players Player: Lachlan Dullaway
Most Improved: Christian Glass
Best and Fairest: Lachlan Dullaway
Award for Outstanding Contribution to the team, including at Confraternity Carnival by a Year 11 student: Jai Smith.

Our Open and 15 Years teams for next year are back in training for the inaugural Development Carnival at The Waves Sports Complex from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 November.

Mr Vince Habermann
Vincent_Habermann@shalomcollege.com

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.

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

Tuckshop Roster

Monday

16 October

Student Free Day

Tuesday

17 October

Kym Creighton

Karen Higgins

Wednesday

18 October

Sharon Pole

Thursday

19 October

Jennifer Pimm

Friday

20 October

Kylie Jarvis

Monday

23 October

Stefanie Hale

Tuesday

24 October

Fiona Canniffe

Pauline Shaxson

Wednesday

25 October

Trish Cahill

Thursday

26 October

Diana Willoughby

Tania Wright

Friday

27 October

Nancy Poldervaart

Monday

30 October

Help Needed Please

Tuesday

31 October

Help Needed Please

Wednesday

1 November

Leanne Grogan

Katrina O’Sullivan

Thursday

2 November

Help Needed Please

Friday

3 November

Help Needed Please

Monday

6 November

Dianne Collins

Tuesday

7 November

Susie Zunker

Wednesday

8 November

Cher Giovannoni

Kellie Walker

Thursday

9 November

Paul & Caroline Simms

Allison Toft

Friday

10 November

Leah Whaleboat

Marilyn Wootton

Shalom Sunday Markets

Tuckshop Markets Roster

Sunday

22 October

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

29 October

6.00am - 9.30am

Michelle Baumgartner

Carolyn Caldwell

Tracey Clarke

Melissa Floyd

Jennifer Obst

Ros McCaig

Patricia/Robert Smith

9.00am - 12.30pm

Kate Crook

Karen Garson

Neil Hibberd

Jo Medcalf

Sunday

5 November

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

12 November

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

22 October

St Joseph’s P&F

29 October

Confraternity Rugby League

Community Notice Board

The Catholic Parish of Bundaberg – News

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.

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.