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9 Fitzgerald Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Phone: 07 4155 8111

25 June 2018

Principal’s Reflection

Forty-six years of service to this College between Jan and Greg Aplin will conclude at the end of this week. Jan has been here for thirty-four years and Greg twelve. They have each made a tremendous contribution to Shalom. They have done their jobs well but, much more than that, Shalom has been much more than a job for each of them. They both have a deep and abiding investment in this community and the young people who go to school at Shalom. Each of them, on so many occasions, have gone above and beyond the call of duty and what they were paid to do. Seventy people gathered on Saturday night, representing many eras at Shalom, to farewell them and I was able to make a presentation to them on behalf of the College. They will both be deeply missed but we hope to continue to see them for many years around Shalom as they follow the progress of their grandchildren here. All are welcome to the Liturgy we will have on Wednesday at 8am in the Chapel to farewell Greg and Jan.

QISSN and QISSRL Carnivals commence next Sunday in Townsville for the Netball and Charters Towers for the Rugby League. These are always great events for our students who have all been training for these carnivals for many months. I have no doubt that they will do us proud. This time next year, Shalom will be ready to host both carnivals in the first week of the Semester break. This will be a huge undertaking for the College and a wonderful event for Bundaberg in general. The QISSN Netball will be held at the four courts now available at the PCYC and Multiplex centre and one at the College. The QISSRL football will be hosted at Across the Waves. We are very grateful for the sponsorship offered by Across the Waves that will make hosting both these events possible.

We also Farewell at the end of this term Mr Tony Hutchins who will be taking the next 18 months as Long Service Leave. Tony is another member of our staff who has been here since the College opened. We all hope Tony really enjoys this much deserved leave. His place as Head of Senior Religious Education will be taken by Ms Trish Ingall for Term 3 and we will welcome Mrs Sandra Freeman into this role and to the College from the start of Term 4. Mrs Freeman is a past and future parent at Shalom and is currently working at St Mary’s College in Maryborough.

School TV continues to produce some excellent Cyber resources for parents and the link in our webpage. If you listen to young people, you will be aware of a recent App called ‘Fortnite’ which has been very popular. For many young people, the addictive nature of this game is having adverse effects on children’s behaviour and affecting their mental health. With over 125 million registered players worldwide, this game encourages players to battle each other to death using a variety of weaponry. With an age rating of 13+, this game raises many cybersafety concerns. Unfortunately, it allows unmoderated chat between players, leaving children exposed to be contactable by 'randomers' online. This function alone makes it unsuitable for primary aged children. This month’s edition of School TV looks at this product and will help parents gain a greater insight into Fortnite and the concerns surrounding it. Parents are encouraged to reassess their gaming allowances and better manage technology usage at home.

Year 12 Formal 2019 - I had very much hoped to move the date of the Formal just a little forward from the Show Holiday week. Regrettably, we weren't able to get other things to align so, for 2019, we will still be the Saturday following the Show Holiday which will be Saturday June 1.

Mr Dan McMahon

Newsletter Articles


End of Semester One Reports

End of Semester One reports will be published to Parent Lounge for Years 7, 8 and 9 this Friday June 29 by 3pm. The report can be viewed and printed from Parent Lounge by selecting the ‘Academic Reports’ tab on the left.

Year 10, 11 and 12 reports will be published on Friday July 27 (early next term) as per the calendar. Parents are encouraged to contact teachers directly regarding the End of Semester One Report.

Mr Brendan Maher
Assistant Principal – Administration


The Red Shield Appeal

The joy of giving was evident at Shalom last Thursday as so many students brought in coins for our Red Shield Appeal collection. Captain Chris from the Salvation Army spoke at our last College assembly and explained to the students how valuable every cent is when helping people in need in the Bundaberg area. He set the challenge as to which group of students could raise the most – the senior students or the junior. On Thursday, our students responded generously by bringing in hundreds of coins to cover 2 Red Shield Appeal banners. We are fairly certain the senior students won the day but we are waiting on a final figure. As you can imagine counting all these coins is a big job. Thank you to everyone who donated.

Mrs Mary Taylor
Acting Assistant Principal-Mission


Year 10 students will soon be choosing their senior school subjects, and this is a good time for families to begin researching the connection between career pathways and subjects. The following links from the Good Universities Guide are broken down into industry areas and provides lots of information on the varying array of employment opportunities within them. Both vocational and tertiary roles can then be further broken down into education and training requirements along with employment statistics and much more.

Architecture, Building and Planning
Create Arts and Design
Computing and ICT
Engineering and Technical
Health and Community Services
Hospitality and Tourism

The Skills and Thrills Showcase is Coming

The Skills and Thrills careers showcase takes careers advice out of the office and onto the stage through an exhilarating showcase packed with music, film and theatre. Find out the latest on jobs of the future, industry trends and connecting your passion to a successful career outcome.

This is a careers showcase utilising music and film to provide students with inspiring information about industry trends, vocational education pathways and career outcomes. Career information like never before. You will be entertained and leave inspired.

The showcase has been running for 4 years in NSW and has been viewed by over 30,000 students.

The show lasts for one hour and includes a host, a film and a Queensland Government Skills Ambassador. There is also a question and answer session with students.

This is a FREE event - Open to Year 12 Students

Date: Thursday, August 2 2018

Time: 9:30am – 10:30am

Location: Reading Cinemas, Bundaberg

See the Pathways Office to register before June 29.

Places are limited – be quick!

Mrs Liza O’Donnell
Pathways Coordinator

Quiet Achiever

This week’s quiet achiever is Year 12 student, Delvina Stewart. Delvina is breaking down workforce stereotypes and has proven herself to be a valuable team member at ACE Fabrications, where she is completing her school-based traineeship in engineering. Delvina is an inspiration to women in trades. By day you will find Delvina in the welding workshop dressed in her tradie get-up, but she recently wowed everyone at the formal looking very much the beautiful young lady that she is. Shalom’s very own tradie lady!

Mrs Liza O’Donnell
Pathways Coordinator

P & F Monthly Meeting Notes

The next P & F meeting will be held in the staff common room on Tuesday August 7 2018 beginning at 5:30pm - all parents/guardians are welcome.

Mrs Emma Jansen
P & F Secretary



Huge congratulations to all students who participated in the musical. This was a fantastic show, which a fantastic cast, crew and musicians. It was also a wonderful opportunity for Mona Fan, our Taiwanese exchange student who played the trumpet in the orchestra. Mona leaves Australia in early July with a lot of memories of Shalom College and in particular, the music department.

Roll Marking

A reminder to email Mrs McAtee by 7:45am if your child/ren are not able to attend a rehearsal.

Term 3 Concerts

As per the performance schedule sent out early term 1, the first concert is scheduled for July 24. This will be all instrumental groups not travelling to Brisbane for the Queensland Catholic Schools Music Festival. The second concert is August 7 this will be performed by all groups attending the Festival.

Middle School Vocal Ensemble

This group have been rehearsing since the beginning of Term 2 and would love to welcome more members. This is an opportunity for boys and girls who sang in their Primary School choirs to rekindle their love of singing in a group where they can learn to sing more advanced work, in harmony. Singers for this group do not have to be in the choir. Rehearsals are in the music room each Wednesday morning from 7:45am.

Have a lovely, safe holiday and see you all in Term 3.

Mrs Robyn Edgar
Instrumental Music Coordinator


QISSN Update


This coming Friday our Shalom QISSN netball team will depart for Townsville to compete in the 19th QISSN carnival. After nearly six months of preparation the twelve girls in Years 9-12 are looking forward to putting their skills to the test and playing in some tough competition. This year’s team is coached by Ms Natasha Cross and assistant coach Miss Georgia Hamilton, the team has made a lot of progress throughout training and trial games and will be tough to beat in Townsville. Thanks must also go to Mr McMahon and Mrs Pearson who will be travelling with the team as the official bus drivers and support staff.

The Shalom team consists of:

Maddelyn Batt – Captain
Taylor-Jane Hussey – Vice Captain
Amy Hamilton
Kelsie Hansen
Jade Tairawhiti
Zoe Hess
Tayla Pearson
Charlotte Boge
Kendal Dodd
Anne-Maree Pohlman

This year two Shalom students Chelsea Brooks and Sarah Nash have volunteered to play with St Mary’s Catholic College Maryborough at the QISSN carnival, as this school was short of players. These girls have been attending training with the Shalom QISSN team and have participated in training and trial matches with the St Mary’s team. We look forward to watching them compete in Townsville and we wish them the best of luck.

This year’s QISSN trip has been significantly supported financially by the Shalom College Sports Department and the following businesses from the Bundaberg and Wide Bay region. Without these sponsors, the cost to all players would be significant. Please support these local businesses that have financially assisted the Shalom QISSN team in participating in this year’s carnival.

  • Across the Waves Sports Club
  • Rum City Foods
  • A2B Transport
  • Struddys Sport
  • Ross Gray Motor City
  • Zacs Meats
  • Hinkler Podiatry
  • Australian National Properties
  • McDonalds Wide Bay
  • Peter’s Ice cream

If you would like to follow our teams progress whilst we are away then follow the Shalom Facebook page or download the QISSN app from the app store.

Mrs Nikki Somerfield
Netball Coordinator and QISSN team manager

Rugby League

This year, the QISSRL Confraternity Rugby League carnival is taking place in Charters Towers, with Bundaberg set to host the event for the third time next year. Samuel Tobin is the Captain of the team with Jai Smith, a current member of the Serbian under 19’s team, his Vice-Captain. Much of the team are first timers with only four players backing up from last year’s difficult campaign in Brisbane. That being said, this year’s team is very talented as well as tough and are yet to reach their potential. They are very eager to start the competition and interestingly get a chance at their own State-of Origin with their first game occurring against St Mary’s Casino, from New South Wales. The other two teams in our initial pool include: Mt Maria College and St James’ College. Our first game is on Monday the 25th of June at 9:50 am, which is the first of 6 during the week. All field one games at the carnival are live-streamed through the QISSRL app. Our second game on Monday June 25 starts at 1:20 pm and is on field 1 against Mt Maria College. So, we hope that as many supporters of the college and Shalom Rugby League can tune in to see us play. We’d like to give a big shout out to our Confraternity sponsors: Rum City Foods and Across the Waves sporting club for their continued support. We’d also like to acknowledge our Rugby League sponsors: Beachside Tax and Accounting, Second to None Nutrition, 3bz Fitness, Bargara Real Estate and Barolin Physiotherapy Services who have been integral to helping our players achieve success this season.

Mr Neil Feather
Rugby Coordinator

Rugby League Match Report

On a chilly Wednesday night at Across the Waves, the Shalom opens rugby league side went up against a much more fancied Bundaberg State High School side in the BDSSS Broncos Challenge Cup final. Despite some significant injury blows before kick-off, Shalom were always a chance with Super-coach Mr Neil Feather at the helm. BSHS were able to take an early lead through a nice passage of play but were unable to convert what would be their only opportunity in the first half. Young centre Will Hema got Shalom off to a great start with some strong carries but ultimately it was errors and a lack of line speed that saw Shalom fail to wrestle back their dominance in the first half. However, it speaks wonders of how much they have developed as a squad with their defensive line sliding and working together throughout the first half – denying BSHS time and time again. Even young gun Arin Crook did brilliantly to defuse a tricky bomb with a leaping catch in the face of a charging brutal defence in what proved to be a crucial play in the first half which also won him Shalom’s Play of the Week. This grit in defence saw Shalom go into the break trailing only by 4 points. Things did not start particularly well in the second half with a player spilling his lollies off the kick off resulting in a line drop out. BSHS needed no further invitation and scored two tries in quick succession. Leading 14-0, BSHS began to run riot by opening us up through the ruck but some desperation defence from the likes of Jai Smith saved our blushes and kept us in the contest. Constant errors coming out of our own end denied us any chance of launching an attacking raid with the final score of 14-0 crowning Bundaberg State High the champions. Overall, it was a spirited effort from all players involved and they are building nicely towards the upcoming Confraternity competition these holidays. Lock Jai Smith was our Player of the Match and Players’ Player, while hooker Corey Picaro, front rower Bradley Edwards, second rower Jobe Lister and halfback Samuel Tobin were also stand-outs in a strong team performance.

Man of the Match Jai Smith

BDSSS Broncos Challenge

CONGRATULATIONS to our Shalom team who white-washed Bundaberg State High School 42-0 in the inaugural BDSSS Broncos Challenge Year 7 grand final.

We led just 10-0 at half-time after tries to powerhouse centre Thomas Morcom and lock Toby Kelly, but we upped the ante to add an unanswered 32 points in the second 25 minutes, with Captain and halfback Dawson Hess pulling the strings on an awesome team performance.

Thomas was unstoppable, finishing with 4 tries, with one each also to Jack Schmidt, Coen Philips and Ethan Brennan.

Thomas took out our ‘Man of the Match’ award, but there were many stars including Dawson, Sebastyn Brennan and Ezekiel Monckton.

Unfortunately, our Year 9 team was cruelled by injuries and after losing a few key players, they could field a bare 13 for their grand final against BSHS and that was the telling after as they went down 30-10.

We were first to score with a superb try to Mitchell Allen, converted by Flynn Purkis, but BSHS took a 14-6 lead with a converted try from a fortuitous bounce from a kick right on the break.

Shalom never stopped trying in the second stanza but a try to Wil Simmons was our only other joy.

Mitchell Allen, who played centre and wing, was our Man of the Match.

Year 7: Shalom 42 (Thomas Morcom 4, Jack Schmidt, Coen Philips, Ethan Brennan, Toby Kelly tries; Dawson Hess 3, Ethan Brennan, Sebastyn Brennan goals) d Bundaberg State High 0.

Our year 7 rugby league team was all smiles after their grand final victory

Captain Dawson Hess with the trophy

Year 7 Man of the Match Thomas Morcom, who scored four tries


Shalom rowers achieved six wins and many other placings in the 2018 Bundaberg and District Secondary Schools Head of the River Regatta at Bucca last week. Possibly one of their most cherished victories was that of Zane Haster, Angus McDonald, Tom Espe, Ryan Barber and Fletcher Crossett (cox) in the Schoolboys Quad Scull, also delivering a fitting tribute to their coach of the past few years Mr John Walters, who tragically passed away suddenly three weeks earlier. Our boys led before being overtaken in the last 200m by a strong St Luke’s crew, but Zane, Angus, Tom and Ryan, who have been tireless workers and wonderful servants throughout their years at Shalom, dug deep and reclaimed the lead in a driving finish right on the line. For the first time, the Head of the River was decided the result of the School Mixed Quad, instead of overall aggregate points as had been in all previous years, and Angus and Ryan teamed with Grace Pashley and Ryan’s sister Claire in that event, which was the last race on the program, and while they rowed their hearts out, they had to settle for a still very commendable third behind St Luke’s and Bundaberg State High. Shalom also flexed our muscle in the Schoolboys Under 16 Single Scull, filling the top four placings with Hamish Young taking out the honours in advance of Joshua Pole, Samuel Nelson and Patrick Waters. Fletcher Crossett also coxed the crew of Timothy Chaplin, Seth Vincent, Denyin Rose and Tallan Foster to triumph in the Year 8 Quad, with our other crew in this event placing third, Breeanna De Florian, Baiden Howard, Matthew Parker, Lincoln Dwyer and Oliver Jansen (cox). Baiden Howard also joined forces with Will Shield to clinch the gold medal in the Year 8 Double. Sarah Waters powered to a superb win in the Girls Under 13 Single, while Jayde Bradshaw, Anna Nicolson, Allie Wenning and Kaitlyn Rochford beat all comers in the Girls Year 8 Quad. Zane, Ryan, Tom and Angus with also runners-up to St Luke’s in the Schoolboys Coxed Four, with Timothy Chaplin in the cox seat, with other silver medals secured by Zachary Christiansen and Samuel Nelson (Boys Year 8 Double); Zachary, Samuel, Darcy Hensel, Patrick Waters and Fletcher Crossett (Boys Year 9 Quad); Anna Nicolson, Claire Barber, Grace Pashley, Amy Snare and Allie Wenning (Girls Year 10 Quad); and Grace Pashley (Schoolgirls Under-17 Single)

Other bronze medals were taken out by Joshua Pole and Hamish Young (Boys Year 10 Double); Kaitlyn Rochford (Girls Under-14 Single); Liam Mader, Kai Ryan, Baiden Howard, Will Shield and Timothy Chaplin (cox) (Boys Year 7 Quad); Lincoln Dwyer (Boys Under-14 Single); Francesca Thomson and Lana Amos (Schoolgirls Double); Darcy Hensel, Samuel Nelson, Hamish Young, Joshua Pole and Fletcher Crossett (cox) (Boys Year 10 Quad); Allie Wenning and Kaitlyn Rochford (Girls Year 8 Double); Finley Christiansen and Sarah Waters (Girls Year 7 Double); Finley, Sarah, Emily Evans, Breeanna De Florian and Allie Wenning (cox) (Girls Year 7 Quad); Lana Amos, Francesca Thomson, Amy Snare, Trinity Gough and Emily Evans (cox) (Schoolgirls Quad); Fletcher Crossett (Boys Under-13 Single); Tallan Foster and Timothy Chaplin (Boys Year 8 Double) and Anna Nicolson (Girls Under-15 Single).

Fletcher Crossett, Zane Haster, Angus McDonald, Tom Espe and Ryan Barber after their win in the Schoolboys Quad

Shalom Rowing team at the Head of the River Regatta

Open mixed quad members Ryan Barber, Angus McDonald, Claire Barber, Grace Pashley and Fletcher Crossett (cox) after finishing third in the Head of the River

Josh Pole, Hamish Young and Samuel Nelson after taking out the trifecta in the Boys Under-16 Singles

Shalom Women’s Touch Team

Congratulations to our Shalom Women’s Touch Teams in the local Club Touch Football Competition. The Bundaberg Touch Association Grand Finals were held on Tuesday June 19, Shalom Red and Shalom Black teams won both the Division 1 and Division 2 competitions. Congratulations to both teams. Special congratulations to Ella Hagan-Jenkins as player of the final for the Red team. Mr Robinson coached Shalom Red and thanks to Mr Cutmore and Mrs Rethamel who coached the Shalom Black team. Mr Robinson is looking at adding more female teams into the Tuesday Night club competition for next season. If interested please ask your daughter to see Mr Robinson in the Sport Office. Next season starts at beginning of Term 3 and runs through Term 4.

Mr Simon Gills
Sports Coordinator

Senior Vicki Wilson Cup Netball Trials

When: Wednesday July 18 2018 from 3:15pm-4:30pm
Where: Sports Centre
Who: Any girls in Years 10-12 who are experienced netball players and are available to play on Thursday August 9 and Thursday August 16 2018 during school time.

Nominations: Please see Mrs Somerfield in the sports centre or email her on

If students are selected in the Shalom All Schools Touch team they will be unavailable to participate in the Vicki Wilson State Finals. Therefore, you may not be considered for selection in the team, please discuss this with Mrs Somerfield when nominating.

Mrs Nikki Somerfield
Netball Coordinator

College News

Cambodia Trip Trivia Night

How can Year 7 persuade you to ‘Design it Clean’?

Year 7 students have truly engaged with their 'Design it Clean' persuasive campaign over Term 2, with our integrated approach in English 'Persuasive Text' and Geography 'Water in the World', with a focus on the 21st Century skill communication.

Our driving question - How can we effectively persuade the public to change ideas and habits to keep our water clean? - allowed students to work in teams to research local and global case studies of issues of concern.

Each student immersed themselves in their learning journey, which has involved the research of persuasive arguments, persuasive texts and letters, language features, text structure, vocabulary choice and persuasive devices to strengthen their argument. Geographical terminology and inquiry developed through source evaluation of the origin and purpose of a source, framing inquiry questions for a geographical study, climate graph interpretation and constructing graphs, local and global geographical case studies, water usage study, water scarcity and availability and fine-tuning their own research skills. All these skills formed the foundations of their persuasive campaign.

Students constructed a persuasive letter to our local Mayor regarding an area of concern in keeping our local water source clean for public use. All elements of their inquiry and research in the ‘Design it Clean’ campaign, built to a culmination of a team persuasive video campaign, using their global case study of a country with water challenges.

On Friday 15th of June, students presented to their audience of Year 12 buddies, to showcase their persuasive video campaigns on access to clean water on their chosen global country. A google site was created to host these videos which you can view using a device. Please remember if using an iPhone to check Settings – safari – switch off block pop-ups.

Over this term, students have further enhanced collaborative skills in their teams as well as established protocols for communication, which has demonstrated growth and progress in their learning and engagement. Students have evaluated the skill of communication against Bloom's Taxonomy criteria and used their thinking routines to complete a communication self-evaluation. All part of their journey as self-managers, to develop the attributes of resilience, responsibility and reflection, as well as developing a growth mindset.

What an inspiration it is for us to teach such dedicated students with a passion for inquiring further with their learning! Watch out 21st Century, Year 7 Shalom College students are ready to challenge global viewpoints.

Mrs Nicole Amey
Year 7 PBL CSB Teacher

Ms Karen Lyons
Year 7 PBL CSB Teacher

Mrs Jenny Hawe
Year 7 PBL CSB Teacher

Mrs Nicole Amey
Year 7 PBL CSB Teacher

Ms Karen Lyons
Year 7 PBL CSB Teacher

Mrs Jenny Hawe
Year 7 PBL CSB Teacher

Year 12 Health Education Sun Safety Kiosk

The Year 12 Health Education Classes would like to thank all students who accessed the sun safety kiosk on athletics day. Each time students applied sunscreen at the kiosk they received a ticket in the raffle for a Brand Name Fun in the Sun Pack including a Billabong towel and cap, Sun Bum 50+ sunscreen, sunglasses and water bottle. This was a great incentive to get students reapplying sunscreen throughout the day.

Congratulations to the lucky winner: Briley Honor – Year 7 from MacKillop House

Year 12 Health Education
Shalom College

Humanities Information History Competitions

Students will be offered a range of History Competitions during the remainder of the year. The following are the details of them, if students want to be involved in any of them.

QHTA Historical Writing Competition

Students in Years 7 to 12 may enter this competition by submitting an essay or a written response of some other appropriate genre (a report, diary entries, newspaper article, play, script etc.) or a multi-modal response (Years 11 and 12 only). The topic may relate to any historical period of a topic studied during the student's Core Studies B or History studies (Year Ten, Modern or Ancient) at school and must be the original work of the student, in that the student has not received more assistance than is usually given during the researching and writing of text submitted for assessment.

All entries are due Monday September 3 2018. More information can be viewed at the link below.

Cost is free and the Humanities Department will organise registration and support for students wishing to enter the competition.

National History Challenge

The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for students. It gives students a chance to be an historian, researching world history, examining Australia’s past, investigating their community and exploring their own roots. It emphasizes and rewards quality research, the use of community resources and effective presentation.

The theme for 2018 is ‘Turning Points’. Students produce entries in one of three formats: an individual research paper, a museum display, or other formats – such as a multi-media format (audio/video/website), a performance, or any other form of creative representation. Except for the individual (one person) research paper, students work alone or in groups of up to four people.

All entries are free

Due Date: Friday, August 24
Open to all students Years 7-12

More information / registration details at the link below.

Simpson Prize

The History Teachers’ Association of Australia (HTAA), together with HTAA State affiliates, conducts this competition for Year 9 and 10 students on behalf of the Australian Government. The focus of the competition is the Australian ANZAC tradition and students are asked to write an essay of 1200 to 1500 words, or prepare an audio-visual presentation of not more than 10 minutes accompanied by a written explanation of up to 400 words, on a given statement every year.

The 2019 Simpson Prize question is: “To what extent could 1918 be considered a year of victory for Australia and its people?” and requires students to respond to the question using a minimum of three of the sources from the 2018 Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial Source Selection at the link below, and their own research.

Entries close November 9 2018.

For further details go to the link below.

Premier’s Anzac Prize 2019

The Premier’s Anzac Prize 2019 encourages young Queenslanders to better understand the Anzac legacy and share their knowledge with others. The Premier’s Anzac Prize 2019 is open to eligible Queensland high school students in Years 8-11 (in 2018) and will provide Queensland high school students the opportunity to experience the Anzac tradition first-hand by travelling to the Western Front. Specific details have not yet been posted of this competition but this is the competition Harry Packwood (Year Ten) entered and was successful in his selection to witness the Anzac Day centenary commemorations at Gallipoli and travel to the Western Front battlefields in France and Belgium, over the last two weeks this April. This multimodal task is due usually in September and more information can be found at the link below.

Contact person for extra details and support with entries

Mrs Debbie Bolam

Shalom Sunday Markets

Tuckshop Roster

Monday June 25

Leah Whalley/Jess Montford

Tuesday 26 June

Fiona Canniffe

Wednesday 27 June

Mellissa Patterson

Thursday 28 June

Jacqueline Read

Friday 29 June

Help Needed

Tuckshop Markets Roster

Sunday 1 July

6.00am - 9.30am

9.00am - 12.30pm

Murray/Michele Flick

Andrew Lucht

Clarissa Pointon

Brendan/Yvette Simpson

Janelle Test

Leah Whalley

Sharon Anderson

Terry/Leanne Emmitt

Sandra Killer

Katumarerei Naibunaki

Belinda Prossliner

Warren Vaschina

Sunday 8 July

6.00am - 9.30am

9.00am - 12.30pm

Mary Buchanan

Robert/Melissa Doyle

Helen/Matthew Made

Peter O’Beirne

Cassie Savage

Steven Schiffke

Katie Davis

Jenette Matthews

Michelle Purkis

Patricia Rochford

Sunday 15 July

6:am - 9:30am

9:00am – 12:30pm

Suzanne Brown

John Delaney

Mechalle Kimber

Mark Morris

Jennifer Walsh

Lily Bradshaw

Marissa Browne

Lauren Elvin

Sara Hodginson

Renita Snare

Markets BBQ Roster

July 1

Blanket Buddies

July 8

East Bundaberg Rotary

July 15


July 22

Relay for Life

July 29

Cambodia Trip

August 5

Duke of Edinburgh

August 12

Edmund Rice Camp

Community Notice Board

The Catholic Parish of Bundaberg – News


RUNNERS, WALKERS AND WHEELCHAIR ATHLETES WANTED: Be part of a wonderful community event which raises major funds for local charity and community organisations. Shalom will again be entering a team in the Bundaberg Sugar Cane2Coral Run/Walk on Sunday morning 5th August and we will be aiming to win the award for the Largest Secondary School team for the third year in a row. There are 3 distances to choose from, the 4km, which starts and finishes at Nielson Park Bargara, and the 21.1km half-marathon for competitors aged 16 years and over and the 10km, both of which start at Bundaberg Port Marina and finish at Nielson Park. Due to the fundraising which we have done for the team and with Principal Mr McMahon also agreeing to generously subsidise the entry fee costs for all students, Shalom students aged 16 or over will only pay $30 entry fee for the half-marathon, $20 for the 10km or $15 for the 4km instead of the actual costs of $60, $35 and $30 respectively. Shalom team members aged 15 and under will pay only $10 for the 10km or 4km, compared to the actual costs of $20 and $15 respectively. For the top runners, they can vie for prizemoney for the first three placegetters in each distance. The College bus will be available on the day to take competitors to their starting point and drop them back at Shalom afterwards, and we will be providing food and drinks after the event. The winner of the Largest School team will receive $300 prizemoney to be donated to the charity of its choice, together with 10% of the team’s registration fees. Additionally, there will be a prize of a Pizza Party for the House with the largest number of participants in the event. To register, go to, select the team name Shalom College and the password to register with the team is Chaverim18. Your registration fee will default to “Pay Later”. Once you are registered please pay the subsidised cost for Shalom students (listed above) to the College Finance Office. Any queries, please contact Vince Habermann in the Finance Office, email or phone 0407 606266

School Holiday Fun at the Moncrieff

Muppet Mania Pizza Party

Pizza + Film $16 tix / $55 family pass – 4 x tix
Thursday 5 July 12:00pm food – 12:30pm film
Film: The Muppets Movie (G) + All you can eat pizza
Competition: Win a Family Pass to Hinkler Hall of Aviation – Valued at $40

80’s Retro Pizza Party

80’s Retro Pizza Party

Pizza + Film $16 tix / $55 family pass – 4 x tix
Thursday 5 July 6:00pm food – 6:30pm film
Film: Back to the Future (PG) + All you can eat pizza (pizza hut Bundaberg) $16 tix / $55 family pass – 4 x tix
Competition: Best 80’s Dress Up – Win a Vinnies Voucher – Valued at $40

Take the Plunge Holiday Program

Bundy Flavours and Winterfeast Farmers Market

Tennis Holiday Clinic

A tennis clinic for children, will be conducted at Rotary Park Tennis complex, 69b George Street, South Bundaberg by Bundaberg Tennis Academy Coaches, Mr Murray Whitbread and Mr Kevin Banner.

Monday 9, Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11 July 2018


8:30am – 10am (Junior Beginners 5-12 years)
2:00pm – 4:30pm (High School/Intermediate/Advanced).

To Register and for enquiries, please phone Mr Kevin Banner on 4152 0753 or 0409 520753. Bookings are essential!

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