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Bundaberg QLD 4670

Phone: 07 4155 8111

5 November 2018

Principal’s Reflection

Principal’s Reflection

One of the things that has never sat well with me about being an Australian is the way we embrace and almost sanctify that as Aussies, we relish ‘cutting down tall poppies’. We sanitize that somewhat by saying that, in doing so, we keep people’s feet on the ground. That maybe the case but all too often I think it just encourages mediocrity. Those who want to ‘cut down tall poppies’ often just want others to be as ‘beige’ and average as they are. There is nothing worthwhile in that. Excellence is great. People trying to be the best that they are able – as long as that is done with compassion and integrity – should be our goal. It certainly should be the goal of a school like Shalom. The last week has seen us celebrating outstanding achievement and the pursuit of excellence by our students and it has just blown me away. Last Monday we had our Sports Awards night and we celebrated the hundreds of students at Shalom who love their sport and participate enthusiastically. We celebrated so many great achievements. How often does one school have the fastest boy in Queensland over 100m for both Swimming and Athletics? Connor and Matt were two of so many great sports women and men at Shalom acknowledged. Friday night saw the opening of Emerge at BRAG, this was a showcase of selected student works from across the region. Shalom student work was very prominent and our wonderful Art students continue to amaze with their creativity and flair. Friday and Saturday nights were stunning displays of dance. Young women and men who have worked hard at their craft and put on just a dazzling display of talent. Sunday afternoon, we had the final Music concert of the year at Shalom which was, again, just amazing. Tonight we celebrate our Awards night which is a real highlight of the year for the College. We celebrate the hard work, determination and success of our students academically and culturally. And, really importantly, last Friday, we had our ‘Giving Tree’ Assembly where this community reminds itself how lucky we are to be born into the families we have and the obligation that puts upon us to give back to those less fortunate. What a rich experience to be a part of this community. There is no room here for those who want to cut down ‘tall poppies’ and who want everyone just to be average. Let’s celebrate the people who want to do well, who are prepared to work hard to achieve that and who, in the process, will leave this world a much better place than they found it.

Commemoration of Armistice Day – in speaking of poppies, in a very different context, twenty of our Senior students will attend the commemoration next Sunday of the end of World War I at the ANZAC Memorial in town. Events like these do not celebrate war but rather, commemorate the lives and service of so many. We need to remember and absorb the harsh lessons of history or we will, inevitably, repeat them. War is an expression of the failure of leaders to lead well and the consequences are appalling. We should all be continually grateful for those who have been prepared to risk their lives to create a better nation for all of us.

Family Zone remains the best product I have come across to assist parents in helping their children become good digital citizens. It is free for all Shalom families. By now, it should be installed on every device your child has access to – including their mobile phones. I find it amazing that I still have parents complaining to me that their child is being subjected to or perpetrating harm on-line and they have not enrolled their child’s device on Family Zone. It will not solve all problems but it will go a very long way to a better outcome.

Mr Dan McMahon

Newsletter Articles

Academic Awards Night

Tonight’s event will be lived streamed – the link will be shared on our Facebook page at approximately 6pm, for a 6:30pm start.

Photos taken tonight will be available for parents to download within the coming weeks. Details of this will be communicated via e-mail to parents and announced in the Newsletter.

For more information on tonight’s proceedings and programme please follow the link to our website –

The full programme with recipient’s names will be upload to the website at approximately 4pm today.


Year 12 End of Semester Two Examinations

The Year 12 examination timetable is attached below and has been posted on the College Intranet (‘Assessment & Reporting’ tab), the College Website (Curriculum/Senior School/Forms and Publications) and Daily Notices (pushed to students via Student Café).

Expectations Throughout Exam Block

Attached below are the expectations for student attendance, uniform, behaviour etc throughout the exam block. Please take the time to read this thoroughly.

  1. Need to be on time for all exams
    - here by 8:20am for a Session 1 exam
    - here by 11:00am for a Session 2 exam
  2. You do not have to be in attendance in the morning if you have a Session 2 exam only.
  3. You may leave after a Session 1 exam if you don’t have an exam in Session 2.
  4. If you have exams in both Session 1 and Session 2 you are not allowed to leave the school in the break between the two.
  5. Library and the senior eating area are provided if you have only one exam session and have to come to school/remain at school. Please do not use the sports centre or hangar for games in between sessions.
  6. You must be in FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM not sports uniform.
    - Girls: no extra jewellery (rings, bangles or extra piercings); no additional makeup other than foundation which is permitted; no handbags in lieu of College bag; no nail polish; College jumper/jacket only
    - Boys: you must be clean shaven; you must use the College bag; you can only wear the College jumper or blue jacket
    - You will need your hats
    C36 will be given to those who breach uniform code/policy.
  7. You cannot bring in coffee and takeaway food (MacDonald’s etc.) – the College canteen is to be used; you cannot have people deliver takeaway food either.

Good luck with your exams.

Excursion Permission Forms & Medical Details – Please Use Parent Lounge

Parents – do you find filling out the same forms for excursions time and time again frustrating? We have some good news for you!

Shalom is beginning the process of phasing out hardcopy permission forms and medical forms for excursions, sporting events, cultural events etc. Staff have been encouraged to email parents with details about the excursion instead of sending a hardcopy permission form home with students.

Parents then give their permission and check/update medical details using the Tours and Excursions tab in Parent Lounge

When the appropriate event is selected in Parent Lounge, permission is given by ticking the Terms & Conditions box and Accepting the invitation. If your child’s medical details have not changed, then medical details can be verified by ticking the relevant box shown below – no need to complete another form!

If medical details have changed, please update these using the Medical Details link in the Student Details tab.

We hope that this will significantly streamline the process of informing parents of excursion details, gaining parental consent and updating medical details.

Mr Brendan Maher
Assistant Principal – Administration

The Giving Tree

Shalom students were extremely generous on Friday for our Giving Tree. The tree was swamped in presents for kids of all ages and we also collected $2 453 in cash along with numerous gift cards . St Vincent de Paul will distribute these gifts and use this money to make Christmas more enjoyable for those in the Bundaberg area who are struggling to provide for their families. Thank you!!

Brother Rochford

After 31 years of service Brother has decided to retire. He has touched the lives of so many young people and we want to give you the opportunity to send him a message. We will compile these messages into a book for Brother to keep. As well as wishing him well please include a memory of something you are grateful to Brother for. Photos would be great too. Please send your message to by Friday 9 November so it can be included in the book.

Also we will be having a Parish Mass to celebrate the great contribution Brother has made to our community. This will be at Holy Rosary on 25 November at 5:30pm. Everyone is welcome, so please if you know of past students

Brother GP Rochford

Mrs Mary Taylor
Assistant Principal – Mission

Australian Mathematics Competition

Shalom College entered 85 students in this year’s 40th Australian Mathematics Competition, sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank, on Thursday 9 August.

This competition started in Australia in 1978, was the original, and is now one of the largest of its kind in the world. More than 40 countries participate in the AMC each year and it is recognised as an international benchmark for mathematical performance. Over 1000 students share the prizes and around 50% of participants qualify to receive Certificates of High Distinction, Distinction or Credit. All other entrants in the competition receive a Certificate of Proficiency or a Participation Certificate.

A prestigious Australian Mathematics Competition medal is awarded to students with an outstanding result, both within their country or Australian state, and overall in the competition. Every participant receives a letter detailing their results, enabling them to check on their mathematical performance. The AMC consists of intriguing problems which students can enjoy doing.

The AMC is run by the not-for-profit Australian Mathematics Trust which is under the trusteeship of the University of Canberra. Its continuing success relies on the volunteer support of the dedicated teachers and academics who provide their time, expertise and assistance.

Shalom students have been successful with 54 certificates of merit being awarded to our school

20 students have achieved a Distinction award.

The winners of the merit awards are as follows:


Top 15% (Junior) 25% (Senior) of their year and region

Year 8: Lili Haster, Erika Marshman, Marnie Little, Nicholas McMahon, Henry Norval, Luke Wyatt, Amara Burns, Reuben Coleman
Year 9 : Cody Schubel, Joel Clancy, Sarah Juillerat
Year 10: Abhash Pathak, Daemon O’Brien. Harry Packwood
Year 11: Samuel Freeman
Year 12: Zane Haster, Patrick Harris, Elise Green, Matthew Todd, Justin Todd


Top 50% (Junior) 60% (Senior) of their year and region

Year 7: Caleb Wheatley, Jordyn Farrell, Daeren Das, Henry Brophy, Ryland Gee
Year 8: Ethan Maas, Holly Cahill, Emma Nash, Connor Smith, Austin Ellery, Jordan Roebuck, Oscar Clancy, Mitchell Clarke, Zali Haster, Sophie Bond, Harley Bugeja, Jack Frohloff, Katie Maher, Bonnie Stephenson, Jeremy Lahey, Ella Creighton, Oscar Lowe, Alani Morley
Year 9: Sarah Krebs, Naomi Anderson, Bianca Matthews, Tahlia Collin, Caila Maracic, James Waters, Oliver Collins, Hannah Medcalf
Year 10: Paddy Maher, Jack Brophy
Year 12: Anish Pathak

23 students gained proficiency awards

8 students were also awarded participation certificates

Mrs Debbie Bishop
Competition Manager – Shalom College

Information Technology

Yr12 Laptops

For the Yr12 students who have been leasing a Shalom Laptop since the beginning of Yr10, your laptop is yours to keep. Please note the software information below before the device leaves the College.

For those students who are leasing a Shalom laptop and were not a Shalom Student at the beginning of Yr10 in 2016, you will have the option to buy out the laptop by paying the remaining balance on the lease. Please enquire with the College Finance team as to the buyout value of your laptop. If you choose not to the buy out the device, it will need to be returned prior to Graduation Day.


As most of the software is licensed to Shalom College, we cannot let the laptops go home without them being wiped. We will re-load Windows 10 onto these devices in which you can claim a free license key from the following location – Intranet > Utilities > Software web store.

Note – Windows 10 does not come with Microsoft Office.

We do not want to chase you however we will be keeping a list of those who have had their Shalom laptops wiped. If you do not bring in your laptop, please be aware that Windows, Office, Adobe and other software licenses will expire and therefore become unusable.

Final Warranty and Repair claims

Please note the HP warranty and Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) ends on 30 November 2018. If your device has an issue and needs to be looked at, you will need to bring it to the IT Unit before 28 November so we can assess it and get it repaired. If you bring your laptop to the IT Unit after 28 November, there is a high possibility of this not being logged due to limited resources available.

Just a reminder the HP ADP excess is only $60.50. If you have not claimed any of the three parts this year, you will be able to utilise them up to 30 November for any claims.

Please remember it is your responsibility to get the device fixed. After you graduate, the ownership of the device will change from Shalom College to yourself and therefore the College will not be responsible for any damages or will we be assisting with wiping the devices after this time.

Yr10 & Yr11 Shalom Laptops

Final Warranty and Repair claims

With all school laptops, the College purchased 3yr HP warranty and Accidental Damage Protection (ADP). The ADP covers each user with up to three parts per calendar year which you can claim from and get fixed for $60.50 per claim. As the device belongs to Shalom College until you graduate, we require ALL damages to be repaired this year. For example if you only have a cracked screen, this normally is quite an expensive part ($500-$800) that can be fixed under ADP for $60.50 if it’s deemed an accident.

We would certainly appreciate if students can be proactive and bring devices into the IT department as we will be performing class checks soon and we will keep a list of all devices we have seen.

We would appreciate if all final 2018 Repair/Warranty claims can be performed before the 14 December 2018 as we will not be able to guarantee the device can be processed after this time.

The IT Unit is here to work with all students and we would like to get as many devices fixed as possible before the specified dates.

Mr Matthew Millls
Technical Officer

Quiet Achiever

Kharla Hills

Kharla Hills, new to Shalom in Term 3, immediately settled very well into the Shalom routine and interacting with members from her PC class, her PC teacher as well as her subject classes. Kharla is the holder of the BDSSS 14 years 200m Record with a time of 25.50 sec. which stood for 34 years. Kharla also has two other favourite athletic events in the 400m and Triple Jump. With Kharla’s training schedule and juggling her school commitments she is to be commended for her dedication and determination to do well in both the sporting arena and with her studies. Kharla has just returned from Brisbane after competing in the QLD School Sport carnival where she received a Silver medal in Triple Jump with a PB of 11.33m. She also competed in 100, 200 and 400 metre events and qualified to go to the Nationals held in December in Cairns. Kharla was also a member of the relay team which came 4th in that event. Congratulations Kharla, welcome to Shalom and keep up the good work!

Mr Chris Roelofs
Walsh House Coordinator

Duke of Edinburgh International Award – Bronze Award Recipients

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a leading youth development program, empowering all young Australians aged 14-24 to explore their full potential regardless of their location or circumstance.

Through this challenging journey of self-discovery, participants:

Become equipped and empowered to achieve their personal best;
Learn to take responsibility for their goals and choices;
Become connected to and actively engaged within their immediate community;
Make a real difference to society through their positive contributions and involvement;
Learn to persevere and overcome barriers to success;
Learn important life skills.

More than 130 countries have adopted the program with over 8 million young people having participated worldwide. 775,000 young people have participated in the Award in Australia in the past 58 years, with an average of 40,000 participants annually.

To earn an Award, each young person must learn a skill, improve their physical wellbeing, volunteer in their community and experience a team adventure in a new environment.

For Bronze award level students take a minimum of 6 months to complete these requirements.

17 Shalom students started the Duke of Ed bronze journey late last year and I would like to recognise our first two students who have completed the challenge.

Ella McCaig and Geordan Zunker

Ella McCaig

Geordan Zunker

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award 2019

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (or ‘The Duke of Ed’) is an exciting international youth development program.

Anyone between the ages of 14 and 25 can take part and the best bit is you choose your own activities and set your own goals.

Shalom College Duke of Ed Award unit is calling for interested persons to join this exciting journey in 2019.

You need to be in either Year 9 or 10 and must be 14 years old to sign up.

You design your own program around the things that interest you most.

The Award sections are:

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.
The Bronze Award takes at least 6 months to complete.
Physical Recreation: 1 hour a week for 3 months
Skill: 1 hour a week for 3 months
Service: 1 hour a week for 3 months
Adventurous Journey: 2 days + 1 night (plus a practice journey of the same length)

All participants must also complete a major—an extra 3 months in one of Physical Recreation, Skill or Service (that is, 6 months total in one of these sections).

Compulsory meeting

We will be having a meeting on Tuesday 13 November at 5pm in Mackillop 3 for all interested students and parents. This meeting will outline how Shalom can help you be part of this exciting adventure including expectations, costs etc

If you are interested in taking part in this exciting opportunity please email Mrs Bishop ( or Mrs Amey ( to register your interest.

For more information on the Duke of Ed awards click on the weblink below

Mrs Debbie Bishop

Indigenous Graduation Mass

This month has been a busy one for both Indigenous students and staff members at Shalom College. On 24 October, the Year 12 Indigenous students attended the annual Indigenous Graduation Mass, followed by the recognition of two students receiving the QATSIF Young Indigenous Leader awards.

Six students travelled to Rockhampton to attend the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Year 12 Celebration Mass held at St Joseph’s Cathedral. The Mass was a memorable opportunity to be a part of the graduating class of 2018 along with all the other Indigenous students from the Rockhampton Diocese. We would like to thank all the staff and family members that attended the graduation ceremony and made this day an unforgettable experience.

Mrs Cory, Mr McMahon, Connor Van Kooten, Cody Mitchelson, Jaimison Simpson, Grace Black, Bonnie Niven, Lili Jacobsen, Miss Bundesen

Shalom College recognised two young Indigenous students on assembly for their wonderful leadership qualities and commitment within the school and local community. QATSIF encouraged funded schools to nominate students for the awards, with the QATSIF board members having the final decision. We were pleased to announce and congratulate year 11 student, Georgia Cutmore, and year 12 student Jaimison Simpson for their outstanding achievements in receiving a QATSIF Young Indigenous Leader Award. Both students possess standout leadership qualities and regularly demonstrate these qualities in their academic, cultural and community work.

Georgia Cutmore, Jaimison Simpson, Mr McMahon



Makerspace Timetable Term 4

Monday Lunch


Tuesday Lunch

Design Challenge

Thursday Lunch

3D Printing


Open All Schools Touch

In the first week of Term 4 the Open Mixed All Schools team travelled to Brisbane to compete in the 2018 carnival. The preparation was not ideal due to injuries and players dropping out for other reasons. However, the players that committed had a good work ethic and plenty of skill. We played 5 games with the 6th being cancelled due to poor weather. In our first game, we defeated Victoria Point 8 – 3. Our other wins were against Bray Park 8 -0 and Charleville 11 -0. Our game against St Michaels resulted in a 2 – 2 draw and we lost our only game to Keebra Park 10 – 2. Even though the weather was not ideal the players were all exceptional on and off the field. The team consisted of Nathan Cook, Jessica Lane, Oliver Moreny, Molly Dawson, Darcy Clarke, Kaycee Vickers, Brendan Grills, Grace Lloyd, Jake Bonus and Neave Jones. Rylee Johnson also supported the team even though he was injured.

Shalom College Open Touch Team

Mr Joe O’Driscoll
Open Touch Coach

North Australian Surf Lifesaving Championship

Several Shalom students attended the North Australian Championships in Mackay 26-28 October. Our students competed with Surf clubs from Port Douglas in the far North to Hervey Bay in the South, beginning on Friday afternoon, saw 3 days of fierce competition. There were some particularly outstanding individual and team performances, especially from Elliott Heads SLSC – as they only sent 7 competitors in total!!

From this competition 6 boys and 6 girls from each age group are selected in the Queensland Country Team to compete against teams from 2 Gold Coast branches and 1 from Sunshine Coast in December at Kawana Aqautic and Alex SLSC.

Overall Point score (all ages combined)

8th – Elliott Heads SLSC (271 points)
15th – Bundaberg SLSC (84 points)

Masters Point score (30yrs+)

3rd – Elliott Heads SLSC (135 points)

Senior Point score (U15 to Open)

8th – Elliott Heads SLSC (94 points)
10th – Bundaberg SLSC (75 points)

Junior Point score (U11-U14)

10th – Elliott Heads SLSC (42 points)
16th – Bundaberg SLSC (9 points)

Pool Rescue Point score

7th – Elliott Heads SLSC (79 points)

Queensland Country U13-U17 Representative Team

Ky Woods (Bundaberg)
Fletcher Ace (Bundaberg)
Aedan Leslie (Elliott Heads) – RESERVE
Jasmyn Theuerkauf (Bundaberg) – RESERVE
William Zahn (Bundaberg) – RESERVE

Individual Results

Aedan Leslie (Elliott Heads)

  • 1st – Under 17 Male 100m Manikin Carry with Fins
  • 2nd – Under 17 Male 100m Manikin Tow with Fins
  • 3rd – Under 17 Male 50m Manikin Carry; Male Board Race; AND Open Male Surf Race
  • 6th – Under 17 Ironman; AND Under 17 Male Single Ski

Kiah Everingham (Elliott Heads)

  • 2nd – Open Male 100m Manikin Carry with Fins AND 2km Beach Run
  • 3rd – Open Male 20m Swim with Obstacles; 50m Manikin Carry; 100m

Manikin Tow with Fins AND Open Ironman

  • 5th – Open Male Board Race
  • 6th – Open Male Surf Race
  • Caiden Everingham (Elliott Heads)
  • 1st – Under 13 Male 1km Beach Run
  • 4th – Under 13 Male Beach Flags
  • 8th – Under 13 Male 50m Brick Carry

Ky Woods (Bundaberg)

  • 1st – Under 17 Male Beach Sprint; AND Male Beach Flags
  • 5th – Under 17 Male Single Ski

Jasmyn Theuerkauf (Bundaberg)

  • 1st – Under 17 Female Beach Flags
  • 4th – Under 17 Female Beach Sprint

William Zahn (Bundaberg)

  • 4th – Under 15 Ironman; AND Male Surf Race
  • 5th – Under 15 Male Board Race

Fletcher Ace (Bundaberg)

  • 4th – Under 15 Male Board Race
  • 5th – Under 15 Ironman; AND Male Surf Race
  • 5th – Under 15 Male Rescue Tube Race
  • 6th – Under 15 Male Beach Flags

Geordan Zunker (Bundaberg)

  • 5th – Under 17 Male Board Race; AND Beach Sprint

Dylan Theuerkauf (Bundaberg)

  • 4th – Under 14 Male Beach Flags
  • 6th – Under 14 Male Board Race

Teams/Relays Results

Elliott Heads SLSC

  • 1st – Open Male Ski Relay Kiah Everingham
  • 1st – Open Male 4 x 50m Medley Relay Kiah Everingham & Aedan Leslie
  • 2nd – Open Male Board Relay Aedan Leslie & Kiah Everingham
  • 2nd – Open Male Surf Teams Kiah Everingham & Aedan Leslie
  • 2nd – Under 13 Male 100m Patient Tow with Fins (Kobi Holden & Caiden Everingham)
  • 3rd – Under 13 Male Board Rescue (Kobi Holden & Caiden Everingham)
  • 3rd – Open Male Beach Relay Kiah Everingham & Aedan Leslie
  • 3rd – Open Male Board Rescue Kiah Everingham & Aedan Leslie
  • 3rd – Open Male Taplin Relay Kiah Everingham & Aedan Leslie
  • 4th – Open Male Double Ski Kiah Everingham & Aedan Leslie

Bundaberg SLSC

  • 1st – Under 17 Beach Relay Ky Woods, Geordan Zunker, and Jasmyn Theuerkauf
  • 2nd – Under 15 Male Board Rescue William Zahn & Fletcher Ace
  • 3rd – Under 17 Male Board Rescue Geordan Zunker and Ky Woods
  • 5th – Under 15 Male Board Relay William Zahn, Fletcher Ace & Dylan Theuerkauf

Caiden and Kobi

Athletics Singlets

We currently have a number of athletics singlets needing to be returned to the Sports Office as soon as possible.

The following is a list of students needing to return their singlets.

Steven Borg
Jada Brown
Thomas Groszmann
Naomi Jarman
Ebony Jones


Mr Simon Gills
Sports Co-ordinator

Global Immersion Tourists

Kane Murray & Michael Doyle

It was fantastic to see pictures and hear the stories of Year Ten Hogan student Kane Murray, upon his return from the Global Immersion tour that he attended in Nepal and India recently. Kane and fellow Year Ten student Michael Doyle, heard about the tours which are run by Mr Bernie Kelly, a motivational and leadership speaker, and signed up to go overseas.

Kane described his experience as wonderful and he was successful at making the trek through Nepal, reaching the Mt Everest summit and all the way back to base camp. He suffered some altitude sickness on the last day of the ascent, but he was determined not to let this stop him.

Other highlights included visiting the Taj Mahal and Kane described its impressive size and design as being so much more spectacular in real life. He was also intrigued by the Ganges River and surrounding culture of washing clothes and the sacred burning of bodies. It was explained to him by the locals and tour leaders that the Indians do this, due to their belief in reincarnation as an animal. To avoid being damned in the next life if they believed they lived an unholy life, by relatives choosing to burn the body at a holy site was one way of hopefully negating this damned reincarnation.

Kane Murray at Everest Base camp
having successfully climbed Mt Everest

The Taj Mahal in all its glory

Michael Doyle (left) and
Kane Murray (right)

Kane with other Global Immersion tourists and
the local Indians keen to play cricket

Kane Murray at Everest Base camp having successfully climbed Mt Everest

the Taj Mahal in all its glory

Michael Doyle (left) and Kane Murray (right)

Kane with other Global Immersion tourists and the local Indians keen to play cricket

Mr Adam Knott
Hogan House Coordinator
PE Teacher

Reef Guardians

Shalom Families – are you ready to be rewarded for recycling?!

As many of you may have heard, the container refund scheme is being rolled out across Queensland and thanks to the hard work of Mrs Amey and the Reef Guardians, Shalom will have our very own collection bins. Under the scheme, we can receive 10c back for every eligible recycled container. Queenslanders currently use close to 3 billion containers every year and containers are the second most littered item in the state, despite the fact they can be easily recycled. Just think about how many containers you might currently be throwing out at home? As of 1 November, we can now get a refund on these containers, whilst also saving our planet!

As part of the scheme, a refund can be received on most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard beverage containers between 150mL and 3L. A few notable exemptions include plain milk containers and glass wine or spirit bottles. To start off with, we will have a recycling bin in each eating area of the College and next year we will be expanding to include House competitions for the most containers collected. All money collected will be donated to a charitable organisation in our local community.

So do the right thing and put it in the right bin! Hop online for a full list of eligible containers to pledge to support our College refund drive!

Eligible Softdrink Bottles

Eligible Fruit-Veg- Juice Bottles

Eligible Softdrink cans

Eligible Water Bottles

Cara Mainwaring
Year 12 Student
Shalom College Reef Guardians

Taking Care Of Business

Over the coming weeks the Year 10 Business Enterprise students will be conducting their Business Ventures at the College. This term sees a variety of businesses trading in both the goods and services areas. The following is a summary about each of the businesses:

Name: House Bandies
Products: House Coloured Wrist Bands
Trading date: Wednesday 7th November
Trading location: Near Rose Garden between Junior & Senior eating areas

Mrs Gail Norris

Year 12 Slide Presentation Night

On the night of Wednesday 14 November (the night before year 12 Graduation) there will be a slide presentation for the year 12 students and their parents. The slides will be about the students’ time at Shalom College. The Slide Presentation will be held in the Performing Arts Precinct starting at 7:00pm. Free entry

Brother GP Rochford
College Minister

Instrumental Music

This term is proving to be very busy with lots of opportunities to perform. See What’s next followed by details for each concert.

What’s next

Monday 5 November Awards Night.

Awards Night is taking place tonight and we will have an extravaganza of entertainment. This will include vocal ensemble, jazz vocals, symphony orchestra, dance and a lovely duet sung by senior students Lucaeja Morrison and Jordan Nio.


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.

Mrs Robyn Edgar
Instrumental Music Coordinator


Attention Year 12 Graduates

Work Experience Success

Year 10 student, Ethan Cox, recently spent a week of the last school holidays completing work experience with Southern Cross Austereo where he worked gaining experience in TV production and the everyday role of a regional TV producer. He also spent a morning with the Triple M Breakfast team Nik & Amber. SCA were full of positive praise and encouraging feedback following this placement – ‘Ethan has a great passion for filming and certainly has an eye for capturing life moments’.

Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) is Australia’s biggest entertainment company with the ability to reach more than 95% of the Australian population through its radio, television and digital assets. In the Wide Bay Area SCA broadcasts the Channel 9 TV signal and has 3 radio stations that includes Triple M Bundy – Triple M Fraser Coast and Hit 101.9 Fraser Coast.

Congratulations Ethan!

Ethan Cox

Apprenticeship Award

3rd Year Electrical Apprentice, Daniel Vincent has been nominated and judged as the East Coast Apprenticeships Construction/Other Trades Apprentice winner for 2018. Daniel graduated from Shalom in 2015 and we are very proud of his achievements.

Daniel Vincent and David Batt

The Good Careers Guide

The Good Careers Guide is a comprehensive resource for students and jobseekers commencing their career journey. It features more than 400 job descriptions, information about the world of work and how to find employment, plus special features every year, with the 2018 edition focussing on healthcare and the modern workforce.

Click on the link below to explore The Good Careers Guide and try the aptitude test.

Information Session

Certificate III Early Childhood Education & Care
for 2019 Year 10 & 11 students

Delivered at Shalom one day a week
Shalom College price $125 (usually $2520 via TAFE)
Worth 8 QCE credits

Successful completion of this course will allow you to seek employment in a range of entry-level early childhood education and care roles, and equip you to complete further studies in the field.

Please bring Medicare card, birth certificate and identification with a signature (i.e. a bank card) so you can apply for your blue card.

Wednesday 7 November
Loyola Centre

Mrs Liza O’Donnell
Pathways Coordinator

Uniform Shop



Monday - Thursday 8am - 12pm

Shalom is looking to fill fitting times for our incoming Year 7 students for 2019, as well as current Year 9 girls going into Year 10 in 2019, new students and current students looking for new uniforms in 2019, please call the main office on 07 4155 8111 to secure your fitting time.

Female students moving from Year 9 to Year 10 MAY choose to replace the dress uniform with the skirt and blouse OPTION. IF a change is planned, please make a fitting appointment for the skirt and blouse.

For all uniform fittings please call 07 4155811 for an appointment.

Mrs Sharon Stevenson
Uniform Shop Manager

Textbook Collection 2019

Volunteers Wanted

Book hire is requiring volunteers to clean, repair and re-shelve the hundreds of books being returned at the end of this term. Any help from the 19th November would be appreciated. Morning tea is provided as well as lunch if staying longer. If you can assist, please contact me

Phone – 41558270
Email - .

Thanking you.

Collection of Textbooks

Please note the dates and times for collection of textbooks for 2019. These textbooks may be collected from Book Hire in the Goondeel Library during these periods. Also, please note that textbooks will not be issued to students who have not returned their 2018 resources. If these hours are unsuitable, collection can be arranged before school ends by contacting me on 4155 8100 – extension 8270 or by email

There will be NO COLLECTION OF TEXTBOOKS FOR YEARS 7 AND 8. However, if you have students in the higher grades needing textbooks, novels (year 7) and English workbooks (year 8) can be collected at the same time.

Collection Dates and Times: -

Tuesday 11 December - Thursday 13 December 2018
Tuesday 15 January – Friday 25 January 2019

7:30am - 4:00pm

7:30am – 4:00pm

Krys Rehbein
Book Hire Co-ordinator .

Year 7 and 10 School Immunisation Clinic

Ozcare will be conducting the final round for the 2018 School Immunisation Clinics at Shalom College on Wednesday 7 November.

This clinic will be vaccinating Year 7 students for HPV Dose 2 and students who may have missed the first Round 1, HPV Dose 1 and dTpa.

The year 10 students that completed and returned the consent form for the Meningococcal ACWY vaccination but did not attend the Round 1 clinic, may attend this clinic. Eligible students will receive an email and would be required to present to Ozcare staff before the Year 7 clinic commences in Period 1.

For further information about the School Immunisation Program please call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit the link below or click on the following links; immunisation through the school program,

Parents are encouraged to ensure their children have breakfast on the morning of the vaccination.

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

New Stallholders Welcome – Please contact Peter Barone 0438 446 269

Markets Tuckshop Roster


11 November

6:00am – 9:30am

Mary Buchanan

Robert/Melissa Doyle

Helen/Matthew Mader

Peter O’Beirne

Cassie Savage

Steven Schiffke

9:00am – 12:30pm

Katie Davis

Jenette Matthews

Michelle Purkis

Patricia Rochford

Markets BBQ Roster

11 November

Australian Bobsled Team

(Joseph Williamson)

18 November

Elliott Heads SLSC

Tuckshop Roster


5 November

Tricia Cooney


6 November

Susie Zunker/ Emma Appo


7 November

Leanne Grogan / Katrina O’Sullivan


8 November

Paul & Caroline Simms


9 November

Jeanette Rand / Cameron & Robyn McDonnell


12 November

Bronwyn Grills


13 November

Cathy Duffield


14 November

Help Needed


15 November

Christie Thwaite


16 November

Kylie Jarvis


19 November

Mila Robertson


20 November

Steph Hughes


21 November

Lily Bradshaw


22 November

Jacqueline Read


23 November

Help Needed


5 November

Tricia Cooney


6 November

Susie Zunker/ Emma Appo


7 November

Leanne Grogan / Katrina O’Sullivan


8 November

Paul & Caroline Simms


9 November

Jeanette Rand / Cameron & Robyn McDonnell


12 November

Bronwyn Grills


13 November

Cathy Duffield


14 November

Help Needed


15 November

Christie Thwaite


16 November

Kylie Jarvis


19 November

Mila Robertson


20 November

Steph Hughes


21 November

Lily Bradshaw


22 November

Jacqueline Read


23 November

Help Needed

Community Notice Board

Brothers Aston Villa Football Club


IWC Dental

Triple P Parenting

The State Government is funding free access to Triple P, which is the world’s most evidence-based parenting program and has helped more than four million children and their parents around the world develop closer, more positive relationships.

Please click on this link, which will take you to the website where you can access information relevant to your situation.

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