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11 March 2019

Principal’s Reflection

I was in the United States just after Christmas with my family. I have been to the US a few times and always enjoy the experience. The people are great. This time though, I picked up a greater degree of polarization in the community than I had previously. We got there in time for the Government Shutdown of Federal facilities which was interesting in itself. The phrase, “Make America Great Again” featured prominently in media and advertising. I find this phrase quite peculiar and we are seeing the same sentiment on the rise in Australia – ‘make Australia great again’. I really would like someone to explain to me about the times that America or Australia were so much better. Is this people looking at the past through ‘rose coloured glasses’?

My wife made me go and see a movie recently called ‘The Green Book’ – which picked up a few richly deserved Awards recently. She has not had a great run at picking good movies but this one is outstanding. It is a story set in the United States during the 60s – not all that long ago. It highlights the awful history of prejudice and bigotry that was rife and accepted in a very unjust society. Is this a time when America was great? We have our own shameful history in this country when indigenous Australians were not counted as people until 1967. Women could not enter a hotel bar. New immigrants to this country were treated with great suspicion and contempt. Is this when Australia was great?

People and nations evolve. Hopefully, we constantly improve. Who wants to go back to the past? I wish we had more slogans like, “Let’s make America or Australia, BETTER!’ Things in the world now are far from perfect but, in almost every way, better than they were for our parents and theirs.

Schools are infinitely better today than they were when I went to school. On every statistic we are healthier, happier and more wealthy than ever before. There is still so much that we can do better. We need to take better care of the planet and there are more people who, through no fault of their own, need more assistance. Let’s do all of that, and more, and better. But let’s not think that there is a past where problems and evil did not flourish – more often when good people chose not to act.

On ‘School TV’ this month - Grief & Loss. Grief is a natural response to loss. It might be the loss of a loved one, relationship or even a pet. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief is likely to be. Children and adults grieve differently due to their developmental stage, and this can prove difficult for parents to understand.

Young children fluctuate in and out of the stages of grief rapidly, as they may not comprehend the permanency of death. They express their grief more physically. Teens on the other hand may not know how to express their grief and will need some space to process their loss. Some may choose to grieve alone, not wanting to stand out or be seen as not coping. Whilst others, who may have a greater understanding, can start to question their own mortality. If you have any concerns about your child, please contact the school counsellor for further information. Here is the link to this month's edition

This is a Big Week at Shalom. On Wednesday evening we have our Year 7, 2020, Information Night. Please let anyone you know who is considering enrolling their child at Shalom next year about this event and encourage them to come along. Following up on that, on Friday, we have our Open Day. This is a chance for prospective parents and their children to have a look at Shalom on a working day. Friday afternoon after school will be the amazing Shalom Colour Fun Run – always a hit. Saturday is the Catholic Schools’ Race Day – a social highlight on the calendar. To whatever degree possible, we would ask you to support these events.

Mr Dan McMahon

Newsletter Articles

Student Formation

Many times over the years as an English teacher when at parent/teacher interviews the most common question was: “How can my child improve their English?” My answer was, “They need to read”.

The following article was published in the Weekend Australian 16 – 17 February 2019. The Headmaster of Sydney Church of England Grammar School, Dr Timothy Wright, stated in his recent newsletter that “Reading develops your imagination, emotional skills and reasoning power way beyond almost all other activities”.

He goes on to state that students should read things they disagree with so that they will “…see through simplistic slogans, facile arguments and tinsel values……”

Please read the article as he raises some very good points and as the author states they will do more than improve their English work.

I attended the Parent and Friends meeting last night, 5 March, as Mr McMahon is on leave. A Year 12 student, Byron Fensham, gave a presentation to the meeting acknowledging his gratitude for the monetary assistance he applied for, and received, from the P & F, in order to travel to Cambodia. It was a very good presentation and so I thought I would include it in this newsletter – very much worth reading.

Byron’s Presentation

First of all, I just want to say how thankful and great full I am to have been given this opportunity. Cambodia taught me so much as a person and gave me some insight into how different our country is to others, especially 3rd world. I spent 2 weeks in Cambodia with some other students who I became great friends with also having some great teachers too. We went to 5 different cities which were Phnom Penh, Battambang, Kampot, Kep and Siem Reap.

I had so many different experiences and emotions in Cambodia and loved every one of them. While I was in Siem Reap we went to a hospital called Angkor Hospital for Children, this hospital provides a safe and secure place for sick kids. We had a tour around the hospital and saw all the different technologies that the Cambodian people use. While being in Siem Reap we also went to multiple schools for disadvantaged kids, one school that made me extremely emotional was the Green Gecko Project. This school isn’t like normal Cambodian schools; the Green Gecko Project provides the kids the opportunity to achieve their ultimate goal in life. While we were there we participated in traditional Cambodian activities, we learnt how to spell our name in Khmer, we learnt how to pronounce Khmer numbers and were given homework from the little kids, we also learnt traditional Cambodian martial arts. The thing that got me emotional in the school was that the kids didn’t care what situation they were in, they always had a positive look on life and always strived to do their best in everything. We were also given the time to go to 4 different Cambodian Temples, the main one being Angkor Wat.

After visiting Siem Reap we then went off to Battambang and here we were introduced to the history of Cambodia and what the Khmer Rouge did to the country. We went to the killing fields where we were told of the chilling number of deaths and how families were torn apart because of the regime. This history was built up with so much emotion and sadness, it was just so hard to understand why someone would do such a thing. The next city we went to was the capital Phnom Phen this city was so vibrant in colour and excitement, it was here I experienced what a snake and a tarantula tasted like, its true they both taste like chicken. After we went to the city it was time to embark on our homestay, here we experienced what a Cambodian living in the country would do every day. We went to a waterfall which was amazing to see in person and we watched a traditional Cambodian dance. The homestay was such an eye opener for everyone on the trip because it was so different to how we live in Australia, like having to walk outside to go to the toilet and there were many different sounds that we heard when we went to sleep but it was giving everyone something to be grateful for. After the capital city we then to Kep and Kampot, at Kep we visited a man from Bundaberg who started a school in Cambodia helping the extremely poor children by giving them scholarships to go to school, you could see how much the school meant to this man and also to the kids as not one of them had a sad face. Kampot was our final stay before going home so it was a relief and also sad because we knew that we were going home but we would finally see our family. At Kampot we visited a very beautiful island and spent the day there getting massages and going snorkelling in the ocean.

To conclude I am extremely thankful for the opportunity and I will cherish this for many years to come.

Thank you very much.

Byron Fensham
Year 12 Student

Year 7, 2020 Enrolments

If you have a child currently in Year 6, please save the date for our upcoming 2020 enrolment information sessions;

Please ensure enrolment application forms for Year 7, 2020 have been submitted to the College office on or before 3 May, 2019.

Important Notice re Enrolments

If you have a child in Year 6 and have a child here at Shalom, you do NEED to fill out an enrolment form and place an application by the due date.

Mrs Elizabeth Austin-Campbell
Deputy Principal



Preferred option is Email or Phone Absentee line 41558181

ALL student absentees should be notified to the office by 9am each day. If no notification has been received, an absentee text message will be sent out to parents to advise of the student’s absence.


Access arrangements and reasonable adjustments (AARA) for Year 11 students

As explained in my email and newsletter notes earlier this term, the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority has published details of AARA and the processes surrounding applications and possible approval.

In Units 1 and 2, AARA is Principal reported and this is also the case for some adjustments that may be applied in Units 3 and 4.

There are upcoming examinations for Year 11 courses, therefore I have placed a message in Daily notices in Student Café and Parent lounge relating to the AARA application process.

If any student considers that their particular situation merits consideration of assessment arrangements different from those offered to the rest of the class, they are asked to see me so that I am able to explain the process for application.

Please note that AARA are intended to promote equity of access for students to the tasks presented. However, applications must be accompanied by specific documentation. Details of the documentation requirements are on the reverse of AARA application form that students may collect from my office, and I am able to provide guidance upon collection.

Ms Katherine Nelson
Assistant Principal – Curriculum


Ash Wednesday Liturgies were held in each House last week and as we move in to Lent it was wonderful to see the students listening and reflecting on their actions.

During Lent we support CARITAS which is a confederation of 165 Catholic relief, developmental and social service organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Their mission is to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed. CARITAS uses over 90% of donated funds to directly support their projects. This is much higher than many other organisations.

In our Houses, students will be encouraged to donate to CARITAS or participate in fund-raising activities. In addition to this, some of the money raised through the Colour Fun will go to Caritas with the remainder going to the flood appeal for those in North Queensland.

Mrs Mary Taylor
Assistant Principal – Mission

NET Team

Hello everyone! Over the next couple weeks, you could be seeing some new faces around the school. Five of those people are your NET team for 2019! Let us introduce ourselves, from left to right, we are John, Sophie, Gerry, Rachel and David!

John is a 29-year-old proud American, from Connecticut. He loves to make people laugh, feel loved, included and wanted. If you ever want to chat about American sport or musical theatre, he is your guy! This is John’s second year on NET Ministries, he served in 2017-2018 in the U.S.A, travelling around the Mid-West with 12 other young people in a van! This year he decided to branch out on a limb and come to Australia! John has a passion for the youth of the Church and is keen to become a part of the Bundaberg community and lead others to Jesus.

Sophie is 18 years old and is the youngest member of the 2019 Bundaberg Team. She’s a Nambour girl, who’s from down the road on the Sunshine Coast. Sophie loves learning about people’s hopes and dreams for the future and trying to help people take a step closer to those dreams. Sophie put her Bachelor of Science on hold to serve on this year of NET ministries and she is excited to journey with the youth in Bundaberg.

John, Sophie, Gerry, Rachel and David

Gerry (Geraldine) is a 19-year-old Melbournian, with a love of travelling, music and baking. She loves to get to know people over a coffee and chat. Gerry has a gentle heart with an enthusiasm for evangelising to young people and forming friendships. This is Gerry’s second year serving with NET Ministries Australia, and in 2018 she was on the North Rockhampton NET Team. Gerry is excited to continue her service to the Diocese of Rockhampton, and help contribute to the music ministry in the parishes and schools of Bundaberg.

Rachel! Our 20-year-old Canadian from the Atlantic circle. Rachel’s smile is contagious! She loves talking to people, finding out their interests and sharing her own. She has been riding horses since she was seven. This is Rachel’s first year of NET, having just completed a college degree in blacksmithing and horseshoeing but wanted to do something a little adventurous before she settled into a job - so here she is! Rachel is excited to grow in her faith this year!

David, 19, completes the 2019 Bundaberg team, he is also Canadian. He comes from a place called Saskatchewan which is in the middle of Canada, so it’s not quite as cold. David makes surfboards and skateboards and also loves to draw and do other creative things. This is David’s first year of NET, he graduated High School and wanted to give a year to Jesus prior to embarking on other endeavours, so he decided to serve a year with NET Australia and explore the land down under. David is looking forward to building relationships with new people.

Please feel free to come and say hello or ask us any questions. We are looking forward to fulfilling our mission this year with NET in ‘encouraging young people to love Jesus and embrace the church’.

NET Team 2019


The ROSA (Recognition of Student Application) program is an award program which recognises student application to their studies. We value the importance of acknowledging students who are motivated, show perseverance and work diligently to reach their potential. The ‘goal posts’ for all our students are different, however all students are capable of achieving their own success targets. There are many ways we regularly encourage and reward the efforts of our students. The ROSA award allows for more of our students to be recognised amongst their peers.

Shortly teachers will select up to two students from each of their middle school classes to nominate for a Term One ROSA award. These students will be presented with the award on House Assembly early in Term Two. The awardees will have their name published in the Shalom Newsletter.

Mrs Megan Munckton
Middle School Coordinator

Quiet Achiever

Emma Nash

Lingiari’s Quiet Achiever is Emma Nash, even though Emma excels at Swimming, and is the College’s Girls 14 Years Swimming Age Champion, she also plays other sports for Shalom such as Volleyball. Emma involves herself in College life and on top of that is a hard worker in class, very polite, and always ready to lend a hand if there is work to be done.

Mr Jason Baulch
Lingiari House Coordinator

Year 11 Health Class

This term the Year 11 Health Class have been learning about Resilience, how to ‘bounce back’ from adversity. Part of the course requires students to understand the human physiological response to stress. In order to experience this response firsthand students participated in a ‘Stress Test’ experiment. After being read a ‘Risk Disclaimer’ students were asked to put their hands into containers, without looking, and feel the items inside. Students monitored their heart rate and took notes on what they felt and what they were thinking. The results were varied in physical response and humorous appeal. When the last student was brave enough to put their hand into the containers, the contents were revealed…. the crunchy bugs were just dried potpourri, the soft hairy spiders were just cotton balls and the wet squishy worms were just udon noodles. In sharing their stress response and strategies for preparing for the experiment students are learning life lessons about perspective, positive self-talk and that HOW we think about stress has more impact on our health than the stress itself. The Health class will now devise a two week plan to improve their ability to deal with stress and enhance their resilience. The overall goal is always to improve health outcomes both short and long term.

Maddison Hartshorne, Lani Hutchinson

Mrs Nicole Anderson

Year 8 Camp Schedule


Defence Careers Information Sessions

Are you considering a career with the Navy, Army or Air Force? A defence careers information session will be held on Tuesday 19 March, at 11.25am in Loyola. There will also be a session at the Young Australian Hotel, North Bundaberg from 6.00pm – 8.00pm. These sessions will help you to learn more about the various roles available and chat to defence personnel to find out first-hand knowledge.

Considering Nursing as a Career?

The Good Universities Guide has launched Five Reasons Why, a series of blogs and articles dedicated to providing prospective students with insights into choosing their future profession. Each piece reveals five key reasons you should consider a career in a particular field, including everything from study duration and subject variety to job prospects and median salaries.

Nursing has always been an exciting field of study, requiring a unique blend of technical knowledge and people skills. It presents challenges different to those in other industries and allows nurses to specialise in a number of specific areas.

With an ageing population, the rise of mental health awareness and an increasingly health-conscious society, it is a prosperous time to be studying nursing, with strong job growth predicted in the next decade.

Below you will find five reasons that a career in nursing might just be your calling.

You will find this and more valuable resources on the Shalom College Careers Hub on the website and Intranet (under the Pathways tab).

Business Appreciation

This week, Shalom College would like to recognise and acknowledge Community Lifestyle Support for their support and involvement in school based traineeships. Thank you! Your contribution is invaluable in creating the futures of our young people.

Mrs Liza O’Donnell
Pathways Coordinator

Library News

Year 7 and 8 Wide Bay Readers Cup

Calling enthusiastic readers in Years 7 and 8 to be part of Shalom’s second team for the Wide Bay Readers Cup in this age group. We have one team already and we have room for one more. Run by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, this is a great way to stay busy with reading, meet some new people at school and have fun at the same time. You also get to compete as a team against other schools in the Wide Bay Region with a day excursion to Hervey Bay in June.

If you have participated in the Readers Cup in Primary School and are keen to do so again this year then please see Miss Davis in the Beeararlem Library this week to volunteer.

Reading Recommendations for Year 7 and 8 Readers

We have plenty of new books coming into the library at the moment. Here are three great suggestions if you are looking for something to read.

From R.A. Spratt, the author of the very popular Friday Barnes Girl Detective Series comes The Peski Kids! Joe, Fin and April Peski are siblings who solve mysteries. In this book they tackle the mystery of the cockroach catastrophe in their new home town of Currawong.

One book with 42 possible endings, depending on which page you choose to turn to! The Choose Your Adventure books are a super fun series that allow you, the reader, to decide on how the story ends. You’ll find a selection of books from this series in the library.

From Australian author, Justin D’Ath comes a brand new novel set against the background of the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009. This is an immensely readable story of action, adventure and survival from one of Australia’s most prolific authors for young readers. Many thanks to Mr and Mrs Hope and Hakkai Hope who is in Year 7 for gifting this lovely book to the Shalom Library.

Shalom Writers Group

Last Monday the Shalom Writers challenged themselves with a visual prompt.

One of our newest members posted this beautiful writing on our blog soon afterwards.

Shalom Writers meet on Monday afternoons after school in the Beerarlem Library with Miss Davis until 4pm. If you are in Year 9 -12 and are a keen writer please come to the library to find out more about joining us.

Miss Wendy Davis
Teacher Librarian/English Teacher

Shalom Chess Club

Build your brain by playing chess!

The 2019 Chess Club has started with a record amount of students attending. Mr Maher and Mr McKay were overwhelmed at the interest. All levels of chess players are welcome, beginners too.

Parents, playing chess helps with outcomes as diverse as reading, maths, and original thinking. With so many learning and development benefits, and the emotional and creative aspects focused on as well, imagine what Chess Club could do for your child. While we do focus on the fun, imaginative side of chess, we do also teach students how to play and the strategies used.

Learning chess helps your child to improve their:

  • Concentration & Attention Span
  • Memory
  • Critical Thinking, Creativity & Planning
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Problem Solving
  • Independent & Abstract Decision Making
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Developing Confidence

This year the Chess Club meets in Beerarlem Library on Tuesdays for L1 and L2. You can bring your lunch into the library. See you on Tuesdays. Listen for our messages in the notices.

Kim Toll
Library Assistant
Beerarlem Library

Instrumental Music

St Patrick’s Day

The College vocal ensemble will be singing (with 2 weeks’ notice) ‘An Irish Blessing’ and ‘Danny Boy’ at the Brothers Club this Thursday starting at 9.00am to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. There will be lots of entertainment and a morning tea which is being organised by the CWA with all funds raised going to local charities.


If your child/ren are unable to attend a rehearsal, please send an email to the conductor or to myself and I will forward.


The first concert for the year will be a Senior Jazz Band lunchtime concert scheduled for Thursday 21 March followed by the Autumn concert scheduled for Wednesday 27 March in the PAP theatre starting at 7.00pm. Most groups will be performing one item each which won’t make it a late night.

Les Miserable

Come along and see the large number of Shalom College staff and a couple of students performing in this amazing Music Theatre stage production at the Moncrieff Theatre 29, 30 March and 5, 6 April. Not only will you see ‘another’ side of a couple of staff members as their characters, you will also see our own Maestro, Ian King conducting the orchestra which also has music staff, current and past students performing.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any query in relation to the Instrumental Music Department.

Mrs Robyn Edgar
Instrumental Music Coordinator

Duke of Edinburgh Award Program

Shalom College is currently offering the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award program for Year 9 or 10 students who are 14+ years of age. We are also offering support to any 16+ years students who would like to complete the Duke of Ed. Gold award program or any of the bronze award recipients from 2018 who would like to do the Silver award program.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an international youth development program for 14 – 25 year olds. The program enables young people to step out of their comfort zones whilst:

  • Learning new skills
  • Getting active
  • Exploring new places
  • Helping out in your community
  • Meeting new friends
  • Receiving recognition for doing activities you already do
  • The award programs can also
  • Earn credits towards your QCE (1 point for bronze)

Help you find a job – increasingly recognised by employers. The program enables young people to gain experience in many of the skills employers look for – communication, problem solving, initiative, organisation, ability to work both independently and as part of it team.

What’s involved?

To complete the Bronze award program students must complete four award sections:

  • Service – get involved in your community and give service to others
  • Skill – build your skills in something practical or creative eg, drawing, painting, fishing or music
  • Physical recreation – take part in something active such as football, dancing, swimming, surfing, the gym
  • Adventurous journey – discover a sense of adventure and do something challenging with your friends – practice and final journeys (2 days & 1 night) The Adventurous journeys for 2019 will be in May, Term 2.

Skill, service and physical recreation are one hour a week for three months for two areas and for six months for your major. A lot of what students are already participating in outside school hours can be counted towards these award requirements. Eg. Music , swimming lessons, sports training and playing.

Costs: $161.00 for your first level of the award ($115.50 for each award level you do after)

Additional Costs for adventurous journeys (these are kept to a minimum)

  • camping fees
  • Canoe hire

Travel costs

For more information on the program click on the attached link to the Queensland Duke of Edinburgh International Award website:

If you are interested in participating in this exciting program please see Mrs Bishop in the Rice block staffroom or email me @

Surf Lifesaving

BSLSC was represented extremely well, with nine of its members travelling to the Gold Coast to compete at the recent Qld Surf Rescue Championships.

Ky Woods awarded 2nd place in the Under 17 Champion Lifesaver event along with the Under 17 Patrol team that consisted of Ky Woods, Tom Pascoe, Jasmyn Theurkauff and Ella McCaig placing 3rd.

Ky Woods qualified for the Australian Surf Rescue Championships being held at the Gold Coast in April, 2019.

The Under 17 Patrol team needs to wait to see if they get a spot to compete as the first two teams automatically qualify with the 3rd place getter having to see if a place becomes available.

All members are to be congratulated on the way they conquered the challenging conditions the Gold Coast presented them with, throughout the weekend.

Ms Amanda Findlay
Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club


The Shalom U14 boys Futsal team travelled to Hervey Bay on Tuesday 26 February to compete at the regional Fraser Coast Futsal Cup. The boys displayed impressive play as they defeated every team in the U14 boys age division with at least a 10-0 score earning them a place in the final. The final was a nail biter with the game going into extra time, the boys came out on top with a 2-3 win against Bundaberg State High School. From their impressive efforts over the competition, they have now gained recognition to compete in the School Futsal state titles in Brisbane, later this year. All of the boys on the team were also selected for state positions.

Miss Madison Masterman-Smith
Futsal Coach

Interschool Sport


Week 3 of Summer Sport tennis again was a fantastic mix of competition and fun.

In Division A, the Shalom Black team of Hamish Corpe and Zain Ali comfortably disposed of St Luke’s Grey losing only 3 games in the entire rubber winning 18-3. Shalom White proved too strong for a quality North Bundy High team, winning 2 of the 3 matches with a differential of 14-12. The Shalom Blue team comprised of the ‘Lachies’, Lachlan Campbell and Lachlan Royan, were overpowered by a strong Kepnock team losing all three rubbers while the Shalom Red team of Nicholas Whitelum and Joshua Parry were also beaten by a high quality St Luke’s Green team. With three rounds to go, our Shalom teams are well placed to feature in Finals Day.

In Division B, the Shalom Yellow team of Bayley Herwig, Samuel Freeman and Bryce Hibberd took on the Shalom Black Team of William Canniford, Riley Hunting, Harry Packwood and Paddy Maher in the local derby. In a closely fought contest, Shalom Yellow triumphed by a single game 12-11. Our up-and-coming Shalom White team of Charlie Dove, Harrison Maher, Dillon Zielke, Ben Le and Joshua O’Donnell proved the value of turning up each week when they took on a Kepnock team who did not have enough players, winning 9-8. Shalom Red, our ‘young guns’ team of Reece Davies, Sophie Maher, Tye Harbourne, Mithrran Karthick and Claudia Elder, had a well-deserved victory over a strong BCC3 team winning 16-7. At this stage, there is a good chance that all our Division B Shalom teams may reach Finals Day.

Mr Brendan Maher
Shalom Tennis Convenor


Open Boys

SHALOM V Bundaberg SHS / Kepnock SHS

Result – Bundaberg/Kepnock – 7/80 off 15 overs; Shalom – 3/137 off 15 overs.

Shalom started confidently restricting the combined Bundaberg/Kepnock SHS run rate. Eight bowlers were used with six taking at least one wicket with Edward Ryan taking two wickets from his two overs. Matthew Jackson opened the batting and stabilized the innings, retiring on 53 runs from 34 balls faced. Brendan Grills also contributed well, scoring 31 runs from 20 balls.

Troy Braund

Year 9-10

Shalom maintained their unbeaten record after 3 rounds with a 41-run victory over Bundaberg North SHS. Batting first, Shalom amassed 4-145 with opener Ronan Dempsey leading the charge, being retired on 49, while Jonty McMahon was also retired for 24, and Matthew Parker smashed five fours in an unbeaten 22 from just 8 balls at the end of the innings. All players bowled except wicketkeeper Grace Trebbin who took a catch in a good performance in her first match of the year, while her brother Ben Trebbin, also in his comeback match, was on a hat-trick in his 2-27 from 3 overs, and Jesse Beveridge claimed 2-2 in his one over, the last of the innings.

Mr Vincent Habermann
Team Coach

Year 7-8 Black

Shalom Black suffered their first loss of the year, going down to the strong St Luke’s/Bundaberg SHS outfit. We could manage only 5-79 from our 15 overs, with opener Seth Slater the stand-out with an unbeaten 26. St Luke’s/BSHS replied with 2-103, with Simon Millett snaring 1-5 and Seth Slater effecting a run out for our other wicket.

Mr David Bond
Team Coach

Year 7-8 Red

Our young Red team improved and produced a very competitive performance in a 38-run loss to Kepnock. We amassed 8-59 with Luke Trebbin top scoring on debut with 16, Cooper De Silva also doing well with 14 and Jarryn Gower another stand-out. Jarryn completed a good double with 2-11 in a Kepnock total of 3-97, while Cooper De Silva again impressed, along with Riley Quinn (1-8).

Mr Simon Rathbone and & Mr Connor Van Kooten
Team Coaches

Colour Fun

2019 Catholic Schools Race Day

Race Day tickets for the upcoming Catholic Schools Race Day being held on 16 March are now available to purchase from the Finance Office. Tickets are $60 each and this covers entry into the Catholic Schools Marquee and Race Course, two complimentary drink tickets, finger food throughout the afternoon and passage on a bus to the CBD at the end of the day. Please be aware our marquee party is an 18+ event and ID may be requested when purchasing tickets or on entry to the Race Day. So if you’re looking for a great day out, secure your ticket before they sell out.


Breakfast is now available in the tuckshop for purchase each morning 8:00am – 8:30am.

Items include;

  • Bacon & Egg Muffins - $3.50
  • Ham & Cheese Croissant - $3.50
  • Porridge & Cereal - $3 (self-service option which includes the with milk, bowl & cutlery requiredsupplied)
  • Fresh Fruit - $1 (seasonal fruits such as; Bananas, Apples, Mandarins etc)
  • Plus, the already available items of Yoghurt Pots, Up n Go drinks & Flavoured Milk

Students who train before school need to consider utilising the breakfast menu to replenish energy lost during their training sessions, however must be dressed appropriately before entering the tuckshop and must not be late for class.

Tuckshop Roster


12 March

Cathy Duffield


13 March

Katrina McCallum


14 March

Trish Cahill

Merna Cook


15 March

Kylie Jarvis

Nereda Torok


18 March

Mila Robertson


19 March

Jeanette Tu


20 March

Lily Bradshaw


21 March

Merna Cook


22 March

Help Needed Please

Shalom Sunday Markets

New Stallholders Welcome – Please contact Peter Barone 0438 446 269

Markets Tuckshop Roster

Sunday 17 March 2019

6:00am – 9:30am

Suzanne Brown

John Delaney

Mark Morris

9:00am – 12:30pm

Lily Bradshaw

Lauren Elvin

Sunday 24 March 2019

6:00am – 9:30am

Lisa Andreoli

Christine Buwalda – Nicolson

Trish Sellers

9:00am – 12:30pm

Joanne Godfrey

Teresa Cowell

Markets BBQ Roster

Sunday 17 March


Kelsey Huntley

Sunday 24 March

Confraternity Rugby League

Neil Feather

Sunday 31 March

St Josephs P&F

Gemma Bush

Sunday 7 April


M Pearson

Sunday 14 April

Relay for Life

Vince Habermann

Sunday 21 April

Confraternity Rugby League

Neil Feather

Community Notice Board

Bundaberg Junior Golf Club

Breast Screen Queensland