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9 Fitzgerald Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Phone: 07 4155 8111

15 October 2018

Principal’s Reflection

Principal’s Reflection

Edmund Rice Camps occur in venues all over Australia and the world. They have grown out of the ethos of schools conducted by the Christian Brothers. Edmund Rice founded the Brothers in Ireland in the 1800s. Shalom has run one of these camps each year for nine years. We also have a long association with St Brendan’s Yeppoon and have sent hundreds of Shalom students to Camps there at the end of each year for many, many years. Eddie Rice Camps offer an opportunity for young children who face particular hurdles at home, to have a fun experience for a couple of days and, most importantly, the completely undivided attention of an older young man or woman. Last week, during the second week of the recent school holidays, 32 of our Yr 12 students gave four days of their time to look after their ‘little buddies’. The rule for the ‘big buddies’ is that for the duration of their time on Camp, other than when the little buddies are sleeping, they can’t be further than an arm’s length from their charge. Their main responsibility is to create a great relationship with that child and to ensure them of their undivided attention. It was so good to watch our young people in action. They were awesome! In an age when adolescents can be accused of being ‘self obsessed’, these young people were just fantastic. They ran and sang and played and sang and talked and sang with their little buddies tirelessly for four days. Participating and running an Edmund Rice Camp is one of the best things that this College does each year. As I mentioned, these are run all over Australia. Normally Camps are run and staffed by big buddy volunteers from numerous schools. Shalom is the only College in Australia where our ‘staff’ is made up of only Shalom students or Shalom past students. This year we had thirteen past students back to assist our Yr 12s in leading the Camp. We also had Br Rochford attending his 30th Camp at the sprightly age of 86! I am very grateful to the staff of Shalom who gave their time to drive buses, cook, coach surfing and support the leaders. Particularly to Mrs Taylor, Mrs Miller-Smith and Mrs Austin-Campbell who were on camp for the whole four days out of their holiday time.

Mental Health Week – last week was a great follow up to our R U OK exercise at the end of last term. Very grateful to Ms Tanya O’Shea and staff from Impact for their support. The Milo was a big hit as was the Crazy Tie Day. More importantly, another reminder to everyone in our community that we all share in the responsibility to look after our own Mental well being and that of those close to us.

Welcome to Ms Sandra Freeman and Ms Kylie Giles to the Shalom staff. Sandra was appointed to take over as the Learning Area Coordinator for Senior Religious Education but with Kim O’Shea-Hard’s absence, Sandra will be Acting Assistant Principal for Term 4. Kylie comes on staff in a part time capacity teaching largely in Physical Education.

School Leaders 2019 – the process of selecting school leaders was changed slightly for next year. Last year, students were advised that, to be eligible for selection for leadership in their Senior year, they would be required to submit a ‘Passport’ of activities that they have been involved in at Shalom. This change emphasised to them that leadership is a recognition of who they have been at Shalom and how they have contributed to this community. This change was generally well received and students understood why this was important. By not submitting a Passport, some students chose not to put themselves forward for a Leadership position. Regrettably, no boys in Adams House submitted a Passport. After voting concluded among staff and students at the end of last term, I am pleased to announce the following Yr 11 students as our leaders for 2019.

School Captains
Emma Moonie & Paul McMahon

Adams House
Mary-Ella Delaney & Eloise O’Driscoll

Jenna Mason & Harrison Doyle

Hogan House
Tahliya Fullin & Samuel Freeman

Nicola Johnson & Christopher Pohlman

MacKillop House
Elizabeth Godfrey & Rylee Johnson

Rhys Crook & Liam Morrison

Rice House
Laura Helbig & Matthew Capuzzo

Walsh House
Jessica Trace & Jordan Condon

Commonwealth Census Data – as a part of new funding structures for Catholic schools, the Federal Government is collecting some additional information that schools hold on parents. An explanation letter is in the link below.

2018 Student Residential Address Collection

Mr Dan McMahon

Newsletter Articles


Yr 7-9 Core Studies Learner Conferences – Bookings Now Open

The second of two opportunities this year for Year 7, 8 and 9 Core Studies Learner Conferences (Parent/Teacher Interviews) will be available on the Student Free Day of Monday 22 October. The aim of these conferences is to provide an opportunity for parents to meet with teachers to discuss the progress and learning needs of their children.

Bookings are now available online via the Parent Lounge using the link below:

The online Parent Teacher Interview booking facility opened at 8:00am on Tuesday 9 October and will close at 3:00pm on Wednesday 17 October to allow teachers to prepare for interviews. Parents without internet access may contact the College on 4155 8111 to make appointments.

When considering interview requests, note that Mrs Jacqui Smith, Mr John Sheppard, Mrs Patricia Allen and Mrs Deborah Bolam will not be available for interviews on the day as they have Verification duties, however they will be available on Thursday 25 October. Please note this additional date when booking interviews online. Please also note that Mrs Austin-Campbell is on leave and therefore unavailable.

Whilst the scheduled interview day is seen as an important communication between home and school, parents are welcome to arrange an interview with specific teachers at any time the need arises throughout the year

Studiosity – Free Online Study Help 2

Shalom students are lucky to receive free access to Studiosity, for after-hours, one-to-one help with homework and study questions. This is a fantastic tool to help your child apply themselves to their study and improve their grades.

The Studiosity service can help your child in two ways:

Writing Feedback: Your child can upload any draft piece of writing and receive feedback that will help them think about and improve their own work. There is a very impressive 24- hour turnaround on this feedback.

Connect Live: Your child can ask a question or draw a diagram and get immediate help via a live chat system with a qualified Subject Specialist, across all core subjects.

Studiosity can help with your child’s study after school, on weekends and during holidays.

How to get started

Students can log into their account via the Studiosity link on the Shalom Intranet or by visitng the link below to get started today.

Your child can also download the Studiosity mobile app, available in the app store and Google Play store, and link it to their account for extra features like saving a question for later, snapping a quick photo of a problem or using voice-to-text technology.

Happy studying!

Mr Brendan Maher
Assistant Principal – Administration


Edmund Rice Camp

Each year Shalom College hosts a Edmund Rice Camp at Chaverim. Thirty-two of our Year 12 students gave up most of the second week of their holidays to give some local children their undivided attention and lots of laughter. Edmund Rice Camps focus on the ideas of service, where the needs of the ‘little buddies’ coming to the camp are met; as well as providing an experience that can be transformative for the ‘big buddies’. This is very evident in the fact all of the leaders running this camp, 13 in total, are past Shalom students, all who had their first experience of the power of these camps whilst at Shalom.

Thank you to everyone who assisted in any way to make this camp possible and a special thank you to our Year 12 students who were outstanding.

Maddison Clarey, CJ Thom and Taleigha Batt – Camp Captains
The ‘big buddies’ and group leaders with Brother

Mrs Mary Taylor
Assistant Principal-Mission

Hogan House Mass

Mrs Mary Taylor
Acting Assistant Principal – Mission

Quiet Achiever

Enrique Aretos pictured with his family at recent Australian Citizenship Ceremony.


This week’s quiet achiever is from MacKillop House, Enrique Gonzalez Aretos. Enrique came to Bundaberg in 2011 from Culiacan in Mexico and together with his mother, Jariclia, he was granted Australian Citizenship on September 17 last term. Previously, Enrique had been schooled in Spanish so the transition to English was a challenge to which he has risen.

Enrique quickly became involved in Australian life particularly our sporting and social culture. He has played tennis, soccer and basketball whilst at Shalom. This year, Enrique scored a very impressive basket in the Hogan Half-Court Challenge! He also recently acted as DJ for the MacKillop fundraising social held in term 2.

Since beginning at Shalom, Enrique has achieved at a very high standard in all academic areas including English where he receives very good results. He hopes to further his studies at university with an interest in both engineering and mathematics. Enrique is certainly an asset to Shalom and indeed, Australia!

Congratulations to Enrique and his mother on their recent Australian citizenship.

Mrs Maryann Parton
ESL Teacher



Makerspace Timetable Term 4

Monday Lunch


Tuesday Lunch

Design Challenge

Thursday Lunch

3D Printing


Surf League

Shalom College produced a magnificent team performance to continue its domination of the University of Queensland, Surf Life Saving Secondary School Surf League (Wide Bay) at Nielsen Park, Bargara, on Thursday 20 September. Shalom amassed 481.6 points to claim the Overall Pointscore Champion School Trophy for 2018, 338.85 points clear of St Luke’s on 142.75, with Kepnock SHS third on 109.5, followed by Bundaberg North 50.5, Xavier Hervey Bay 40.8, Bundaberg SHS 16.25, Fraser Coast Anglican 12.3, St James Anglican Hervey Bay 11.6, Urangan SHS 7.4, Discovery Coast College 5. Shalom also took out the Overall Percentage Pointscore Champions with 8.30, beating Bundaberg North 6.31, Xavier 3.71, St Luke’s 3.66, Kepnock 4.76, St James 3.3, Bundaberg SHS 2.71, Discovery Coast 2.6 and. We also produced five of the age champions, Kiah Everingham & Aedan Leslie tied (16+ male), Rachel McDonald (16+female) Baylee Holden (U15 female) and Geordan Zunker (U15 male) .

As well we had exceptional performances by other team members, Caiden Everingham & Connor Patterson runners up (U13 male), Bonnie Stephenson & Taylar Krueger (U13 female), Fletcher Ace & Williaml Zahn (U15 male), Jaime Krueger (U15 female), Jackson Lester and Connor Simms (16+ male) and Jasmyn Theuerkauf (16+ female).

Other team members who had solid individual performances on the day were: Lachlan Stevenson, Dylan Theuerkauf, Jake McCaig & Preston Cox (U13 male), Tyla Royan, Sophie Bond & Sophia Galati (U13 female), Tobias Street, Oliver Collins, Benjamin Wood, Ewan Heads & Mitchell Allen (U15 male), Sarah Nash, Olivia Zunker, Rachel Findlay-Udris, Riley Dingle, Anna Smith & Lili Haster (U15 female), Jordan Winning, Ky Woods, Thomas Pascoe & Will Munckton (16+ male), Jasmine Dooley, Ella McCaig, Claudia McLure & Olivia O’Beirne (16+ female).

Whilst individual performances on the day were pleasing the performance by our students in Team Events was outstanding with Shalom teams winning or finishing 2nd or 3rd and in some events getting the trifecta, thereby accumulating many points.

Overall a great day was had by all, huge thank you to all students who competed and also the staff who helped on the day: Simon Gills, Michael Harris, Michelle Moller, Kelsey Henricksen, Kevin Crowley and Blake Hornbrook.

John Davis
Surf League Coordinator

Sports Awards Evening

This year, we are very fortunate to have been able to secure Mr Damien Thomlinson as guest speaker at our Annual Sports Awards evening, which is being held on Monday 29 October.

The story of Damien, an Australian veteran of the war in Afghanistan, is one that continues to evolve and inspire people around the world.

Inspired by the military history of his Grandfather, Damien joined the Australian Defence Force and at the age of just 24 achieved his dream of becoming a Commando. This elite group is tasked with the most physically demanding, mentally challenging and dangerous roles in the armed forces.

It was while serving in Afghanistan with the 2nd Commando Regiment that Thomlinson’s life was changed forever. In April 2009, whilst on night patrol in Southern Afghanistan, Damien’s unit drove over an improvised Taliban bomb. Damien suffered horrendous injuries in the explosion, which resulted in both of his legs being amputated. The damage to his body was so severe his medical team claim it is a miracle he was not killed, and there were many times throughout his immediate treatment and beyond that, medical staff did not think he would pull through.

With no time for self-pity, Damien threw himself into his rehabilitation and set about re-claiming his life, on his terms – a testament to his incredible drive and determination. With a great deal of commitment and hard work, he taught himself to walk again with state of the art prosthetic legs.

Today, Damien uses his experiences, passion for life and journey to inspire and motivate. He also commits time to causes important to him as an ambassador for DefenceCare, Soldier On, The Commando Welfare Trust and other initiatives that aim to raise awareness and funds for injured soldiers and their families.

While much of Damien’s work has been in the public eye, for the last three years he has studied acting behind the scenes. His big break came in 2016 blockbuster Hacksaw Ridge, where Damien was cast alongside Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn and Sam Worthington in the Mel Gibson-directed movie. Hacksaw went on to be nominated for Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Awards. Damien continues to act and is President of the Australian Veterans Film Festival.

Most recently, Damien competed against able-bodied contestants on Australian Survivor.

His collective experiences all feed into Damien’s motivational speaking, an area in which Damien has carved out a successful career. His triumph against adversity, positive attitude and ambition for the future continues to resonate with people from all walks of life. Above all, Damien’s incredible journey stands as proof that no challenge is too great and that the ANZAC spirit truly is alive and well.

Damien will speak to the students from Years 9-11 during Period 4 on Monday 29 October. He will then be our guest at the Sports Awards Evening that night.  Parents and members of the Shalom Community are invited to join us from 1.50-3.00pm in the Sports Centre to hear Damien speak before the evening event.

Ms Claire Stallard
House Co-ordinator- Rice House

Cycling Success for Brody

Brody Allison had a successful National Junior Road Championships in Bunbury W.A. throughout the last week of term, finishing 5th in the 40km Road race just 0.3 of a second behind the winner. He also worked hard for the Queensland team in the Criterium, finishing mid pack. Brody will now change to the Track bike and work towards the State track Championships in January.

Mr Peter Robinson
Acting Assistant Principal – Student Formation


After winning the Regional Finals earlier in the year, the Shalom Boys tennis team travelled to Rockhampton on September 20-21 to compete in the Regional Finals of the Qld Secondary School Tennis Teams competition. This is a high quality competition in which the top school from each region plays off for the title of best tennis school in Queensland.

Shalom once again proved to be competitive finishing in the top 10 schools in Queensland. The team of Hamish Corpe, Simon Rathbone, Nathan Cook, Ethan McMillan and Isaac Coyne played some impressive tennis and always showed good spirit and dedication. Hamish Corpe, our number one player, displayed some exceptional tennis with a good balance of consistency and aggression, winning 3 of his matches against the number 1 players from around the state. Hamish was ably supported by the other boys who are all players of high quality in their own right and never looked out of place against the more highly-fancied Brisbane schools. Simon Rathbone won the sportsmanship award for the carnival. The overall title was claimed by Brisbane Boys College. The team should be extremely proud of their efforts in what was a very fun couple of days.

With four of our team in Yr 12 this year, next year will be a new generation of players to represent the school. Shalom has been lucky to have players such as these and others like Rory Delaney and Kelvin Pimm for a number of years and they have an impressive unbeaten run at the Regional Finals for a long time.

Congratulations also go to Dakota Parker, one of our girl’s tennis team members, who has been offered a scholarship at a tennis school of excellence in Brisbane. She will be sorely missed from our girl’s team.

Also, good luck to a number of Shalom students who are competing in the JDS Finals this weekend in Gladstone including Hamish Corpe, Frances Corpe and Katie Maher.

Tennis is a sport you can play for life. If you are interested in knowing more about tennis, from beginners to advanced players, please contact Mr Maher. All are very welcome.

Mr Brendan Maher
Shalom Tennis Coach

After School Activities

2018 - Shalom College After School Activities (SCASA)

Shalom College is offers students the opportunity to participate in organised after school activities conducted by coaches and teachers. SCASA also includes a light afternoon tea from 3.15 pm for the students and all activities will conclude at 4.45 pm.


Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays are the three available afternoons for SCASA.


SCASA commences in Week 2 of each Term and continues for eight continuous weeks of each Term.


  • 3.00 pm - School lessons completed.
  • 3.15 pm - Roll Call and afternoon tea (supplied) at College tuck shop and set up time for coaches
  • 3.30 pm - Activities/ Coaching starts (various venues within school grounds)
  • 4.30 pm - Activities/ Coaching finished
  • 4.45 pm - Students help pack up and return equipment and picked up by parents at school.


The SCASA Fee is $20.00 per term for students ( to be placed on the student account - to pay later)

This is to help cover the afternoon tea and instructors/coach costs.

This flat fee of $20.00 is for one, two or all three afternoons activities. This is to encourage participation in the program.

Activities - see table below.


Monday -

  • Option 1 - Dance with Miss Alisa Boisen (Dance Studio) or
  • Option 2 - ABC’S with Mr Ben Porter (Oval)*


    Option 1 - Netball with Mrs Kelli Cory (Hangar or SC) or

    • Option 2 - Yoga with Ms Tamar Boas (Dance Studio) or
    • Option 3 - Volleyball with Miss Kelsey Henricksen (Hangar or SC)


      Option 1 - Cross Country Club with Mr Mat Grills (Oval) or

      • Option 2 - Tennis with Mr Brendan Maher (Tennis Courts) or
      • Option 3 - Minor Fun Games with Mr Ben Porter. (Oval) or
      • Option 4 - Dance/Pilates with Miss Shelley Allen (Dance Studio)

      *ABC’S = Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed activities in a fun game centred friendly atmosphere.

      Other school sporting teams will continue to have their own training sessions as usual under the direction of their coaches e.g Strength and Conditioning training, Rugby League, Netball, Touch Football etc. This program is giving extra opportunities for more students to become involved in physical activities and sports after school.

      Please complete student and parent details in the google form below

      REMINDER - no confirming phone calls are made by the school to confirm you are in the program - as once you sign on and you receive an online response - your child has been registered and please turn up starting week 2. Once an activity is full - I will omit it from the selections below - so it cannot be selected.

      Sign on with this link below

      Thanking you

      Mr Peter Robinson
      Acting Assistant Principal – Student Formation

      Instrumental Music

      This term is going to busier than ever. See what’s next followed by details for each concert.

      What’s next

      • October 20 String Concert
      • October 23 Late pick up concert for the Foundation Band
      • October 24 Get Smart Concert
      • October 30 Vocal (5.00pm) & Piano (6.30pm) concert
      • November 4 Pleasant Sunday Afternoon - Year 12 Farewell Concert
      • November 5 Awards Night.

      Strings Orchestra concert is this Saturday October 20 – this annual concert by our very talented string students will be performed in the Holy Rosary Church starting at 3.00pm. The String Orchestra will perform many Classical and Contemporary favourites including Erlkonig by Franz Schubert and Eleanor Rigby by Lennon & McCartney. Also on the program will be the Shalom College Choir who will perform 3 songs including When We Believe from the Prince of Egypt. Please support this event as entry is by donation which will be go towards the drought appeal.

      Foundation Band ‘late pick up’ concert – Mr King has scheduled a short concert to be held in the Band Room on Tuesday October 23 starting at 5.00-5.30pm. Entry is free.

      Get Smart Concert is scheduled for October 24 in the Performing Arts Precinct theatre. Conducted by Mr King, his concert will be performed by our amazing Senior Concert Band who will perform a large variety of repertoire including music from Harry Potter and Big Bang Theory. Also appearing will be the Staff Ensemble performing Darius Milhaud’s Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano with Bernadette Connolly, Ian King and Rebecca Helbig. Entry is free and starts at 7.00-8.00pm. A concert not to be missed.

      Tuesday October 30 – this date has been set aside for a short concert for the Vocal and Piano students. The vocal students will begin at 5.00pm and the piano students at 6.30pm. These concerts are a great opportunity for the students to gain performance experience in front of an audience, particularly their families.

      Pleasant Sunday Afternoon – scheduled for November 4. This will be our final concert for the year where we like to acknowledge and officially farewell our year 12 music students. A certificate and small token of appreciation for their contribution during their 5 years in the instrumental music department is also presented. A Christmas raffle and afternoon tea is organised but we need donations of items for both. Therefore, could I please ask each family to donate an item for the Christmas raffle and / or food for the Pleasant Sunday Afternoon, afternoon tea. Raffle items can be left with Mrs Medcalf in the office or delivered to one of the music tutors. Afternoon tea goodies to be brought in on the day.


      Please email the applicable conductor by 7:45am if your child/ren are not able to attend a rehearsal.

      If your child is unable to attend a group rehearsal, please email the applicable conductor, NOT Mrs McAtee, as she now has a new role within the College. A phone call or email will still be sent to the student’s family if no apology has been received.

      2018 Strings Orchestra Concert

      The 2018 Strings Orchestra Concert ‘An Afternoon of Beautiful Music’ will be held on 20 October. This annual concert performed by our very talented string students will be held in the Holy Rosary Church starting at 3:00pm.

      The String Orchestra will perform many Classical and Contemporary favourites including Erlkonig by Franz Schubert and Eleanor Rigby by Lennon & McCartney. Also on the program will be guest artists, the Shalom College Choir who will perform three songs including When We Believe from the Prince of Egypt. Please support this event as entry is by donation, which will be donated to the Drought Appeal.


      Singing lessons and music theory

      There are a couple of vacancies for singing lessons as well as music theory in Term 4 – the latter in small groups preferably. Singing is basic techniques such as breathing and safe, healthy voice production in either Contemporary or Classical style. Theory is taught to improve music reading skills as well as a prerequisite for upper levels of practical music exams. Theory is the same for singers and instrumentalists.

      Vacancies will also be available with the instrumental teachers particularly for next year. If you are interested now, please contact Mrs Edgar or one of the tutors.

      Upcoming Music Events

      String Concert

      20 October 2018

      Get Smart Concert

      24 October 2018

      Piano and Vocal Concert

      30 October 2018

      Year 12 Farewell Concert

      4 November 2018

      Awards Night

      5 November 2018

      Mrs Robyn Edgar
      Instrumental Music Coordinator

      Dance Night

      Where are they now?

      Name: Riccardo De Florian

      Graduating year: Graduated from Shalom College in 2015 and graduated from the Royal Australian Navy recruit school in 2018.

      Current role: Maritime Logistics Support Operations and Medic.

      What qualifications and work experience have you gained since graduating high school? From being in the Navy I have experienced teamwork and leadership skills. Going to Sydney and overseas I have learnt to not be stressed out and know I can pull through the training and get the job done no matter what.

      What has been the most rewarding, challenging or interesting experience in your study or work so far? The most rewarding thing was to get accepted into the Royal Australian Navy, my one goal I have wanted to achieve since I was in year 10. The training that I went through for 6 months was the hardest due to the fitness, physical and psychological aspects of training when you have higher ranks yelling and screaming at you, by the end of it you feel like you want to give up but what I did was put it all behind me and pulled through the pain. I have got the 5 values of the Navy - HONOUR, HONESTY, COURAGE, LOYALY and INTEGERITY. If you want to be in any service you have to show your values of wanting to serve. The best thing I have done so far in my training is to make 300 fellow friends and sailors who are also willing to serve our country if anything goes wrong.

      How did your senior studies contribute or impact on your tertiary study and/or career choices? Ensuring you pass the subjects that you choose in the senior years is very important and making sure they are the right subjects you need for any career you choose.

      Can you identify one invaluable thing that you learned at Shalom? I recommend that Shalom is one of the best schools to go to. Shalom might not have all the trades but I still enjoyed being there until I graduated in 2015.

      What advice can you offer to current students interested in your field? The current knowledge I can give you is to apply for the defence force in any field you think you would be great at, you might think it is hard but it won’t be. Even though I am in the Navy, any service can be good for anyone who is willing to prove what they have got to offer and to show they won’t give up when the going gets tough.

      Where are they now? Is semi-regular feature where we hope to profile many ex-students to learn more about their successes and achievements post-Shalom. If you, or someone you know, might be interested in being featured in Where are they now? please email Georgia Halpin at

      Mrs Georgia Halpin
      Community Relations Officer


      Christmas Raffle

      Donations of items for the Christmas raffle are now being accepted and can be left at the front office or with one of the music tutors.

      Monster Raffle News

      McAuley House would like to thank everyone who supported our Monster Raffle this year to raise funds for our House Charity CARINBUNDI. We had a wonderful response but there can only be five lucky winners and these were:

      Mr. McKAY

      Each has won a $100 voucher to spend at a store of their choice in Bundy. CONGRATULATIONS to these lucky winners and if you missed out this time there will always be next year’s raffle to try again!!

      Mrs Paula Van Dalen
      House Co-ordinator McAUELY


      Defence Force Recruiting Visit

      Considering a career with the Navy, Army, or Air Force?

      Defence Force Recruiting will be visiting Shalom College on October 18 to show you what you can achieve in the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

      Shalom College Defence Careers Presentation

      Time: 11:25am
      Date: Thursday October 18 2018
      Place: LOYOLA2 (bring your lunch)

      TAFE Offerings for 2019 and Beyond

      Applications are now open for students wishing to enrol in TAFE courses in 2019. Students would attend TAFE one day a week as opposed to school. Please see the attached course guide listing the programs on offer – please ensure the course of interest is available at the Bundaberg TAFE. To register your expression of interest, please see Mrs O’Donnell in the Pathways Office.

      To support the transition of Year 12 graduates into employment, the Queensland Government offers free TAFE courses in high priority employment areas. Eligible Year 12 graduates must enrol and start training in a high priority qualification within the calendar year after graduating to take advantage of this great opportunity. A current list of these courses is available at:

      Mrs Liza O’Donnell
      Pathways Coordinator

      P& F News

      Next Meeting

      All P&F Members (all parents) are welcome
      Date: Tuesday 6 November 2018
      Time: 5:30pm
      Location: Staff Common Room

      Shalom Sunday Markets

      Markets Tuckshop Roster


      21 October

      6:00am – 9:30am

      Linda Adcock

      Carol Barazza

      Lisa Christensen

      Brenda Jay

      9:00am – 12:30pm

      Chris Dennien

      Jade Law

      Jo Leveritt

      Maria McMahon

      Jacqueline Read

      Sue Sargent

      Markets BBQ Roster

      21 October

      Bundaberg East Rotary

      28 October

      Hogan House Charity

      4 November

      Cambodia Trip

      11 November

      Japan Trip

      18 November

      Elliott Heads SLSC

      Tuckshop Roster


      15 October

      Mila Robertson


      16 October

      Steph Hughes


      17 October

      Lily Bradshaw


      18 October

      Christie Thwaite


      19 October

      Kylie Jarvis


      22 October

      Student Free Day


      23 October

      Fiona Canniffe


      24 October

      Help Needed


      25 October

      Jacqueline Read


      26 October

      Help Needed


      29 October

      Help Needed


      30 October

      Help Needed


      31 October

      Help Needed


      1 November

      Trish Cahill


      2 November

      Vicki Saffioti

      Community Notice Board

      The Catholic Parish of Bundaberg – News

      Position Vacant

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified and enthusiastic persons for this part time continuing position.

      The successful applicant will have appropriate experience and an understanding of and a commitment to the ethos of Catholic Education. It is a requirement of the position that the successful applicant undertake a police check or provide details of a police check that is not more than six months old.

      A Working with Children Check (WWCC) and eligibility for a Suitability Notice will also be required.

      Application packages can be obtained from the school office:-

      St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
      22 Barolin Street
      BUNDABERG QLD 4670

      For further information, please contact:

      The Principal, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

      phone: (07) 4151 4771 or email:

      Applications close Monday 29th October 2018

      Catholic Education is committed to best practice in student protection policies and procedures and is an equal opportunity employer.

      Pregnancy and Infant Loss Memorial Service

      Student Travel Rebates


      Triple P Parenting

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