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29 April 2019

Principal’s Reflection

Over 250 innocent lives lost in Sri Lanka last week. I just find it incomprehensible that people find a belief in God a justification to do such harm. What sort of God is that? Please keep the families of those so affected by this tragedy in your prayers and in your hearts. Our Parish Priest, Fr Peter Tonti, received a visit and a letter from the Bundaberg Turkish / Islamic association last Friday to remind him, and us, that their prayers were with us. They suffered their own pain recently in New Zealand and were very appreciative of the support they received from the Catholic community.

Someone also gave me last week a few thoughts of the Dalai Lama. I wish I could send this to every member of Isis and the ‘alt right’ and the ‘alt left’ and religious fundamentalists of all creeds – all of whom seem to nourish hate in our world -

The Dalai Lama’s words of wisdom….
Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk,
When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
Follow the 3 R’s: Respect for self, Respect for others, Responsibility for your actions.
Remember not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Don’t let little disputes injure a great friendship.
When you realise you’ve made a great mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
Spend some time alone every day.
Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation of your life.
In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation – don’t bring up the past.
Share your knowledge – it’s a way to share immortality.
Be gentle with the earth.
Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before.
Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Judge your success by what you have given up in order to get it.
Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
Live a good and honourable life – then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.

ANZAC Day was commemorated well last week at Shalom and hundreds of our students represented the College so well across the region in numerous celebrations. I came across a speech by Governor General Peter Cosgrove from a talk he delivered last Thursday in Canberra -

“For some here attending this moment in the national capital, and others like this elsewhere around the nation, this will be your first ANZAC Day service. Some of you are youngsters, some new to this nation. From all of those newly come to this national ritual, we expect that you will all be eager to understand what it is that draws us, as a nation, to gather so solemnly.

For those who wonder why communities assemble on this day every year at dawn and later in the morning, as Governor-general I say that in the gamut of motives from the profoundly philosophical to simple curiosity, there is a fundamental reason.

It is by our presence to say to the shades of those countless men and women who did not come home or made it back but who have now passed and to say to their modern representatives, the ones who today march behind their banners, ‘You matter. What you did matters. You are in our hearts. Let it be always thus.’

Family Zone continues to offer some wonderful resources for parents. Please have a look at the link below. The Blogs that are contained provide some very up to date information for parents who have children on-line. There is also the last Family Zone update in Features Guide for managing routines and calendars. The site also highlights an upcoming Webinar on May 13 at 7pm.

Bernie Kelly is a gentleman we regularly use to work with our young people in the area of Leadership. Bernie regularly offers overseas experiences for young people that include a degree of Service leadership. He spoke last Wednesday to our Year 10 & 11 students. Please find here a page explaining Bernie’s follow up visit to Shalom for parents on Wednesday this week.

Date Claimer – through the efforts of our Parents & Friends, Journalist and author, Madonna King will be at Shalom on the evening of Monday 27 May at 6.30pm. Madonna has recently released a very popular book, ‘Helping Dads Build Unbreakable Bonds With their Daughters’. This book follows up Madonna’s previous book, ‘Being 14’, which was very popular. Any parent with adolescent, or soon to be adolescent children, this night is for you. Please put it in your calendar.

Core Studies Parent Teacher interviews are on this Friday. It is always a better conversation if your child attends the interviews with you. Please make the most of this very valuable opportunity.

Mr Dan McMahon

Newsletter Articles

Student Formation

Year 7, 2020 Enrolments

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

Enrolment Form:


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.

Year 12 Formal Dinner Dance

Preparation is well underway for this wonderful night. Thank you to all parents/caregivers who responded to the Invitation Information so promptly. We will have the information for the printing of the invitations to the printer by the end of next week.

A second email will be emailed this week to all parents/caregivers containing significant information. The email addresses on our system is the email address we will use. If you have changed email address recently it is important that you update this as a priority.

In this letter the following information is given:

Cost of the tickets
How to organise your table groups
Time student arrivals commence and conclude
Time for parents to be seated in the formal room
Details on paying for tickets through Parent Lounge

The invitations, along with the Introduction of your son/daughter Card and a card on which to write any dietary requirements, will be posted.

Details re parking (with map) will be included in the ‘post out’.

Any queries can be directed to me on 41558111.

Student Information

Personal Development Education

Last Wednesday in periods 3 & 4 our Year 7s and Year 8s undertook the Daniel Morcombe program. You might like to discuss with your son or daughter issues that were raised in the lessons.

The Year 9 students were segregated into boys/girls for the delivery of their PDE program. The male House Coordinators took the boys for “The Men We Need” program whilst the girls were with the female House Coordinators for the program titled “ Beautiful”. These programs are purposely targeting this age group.

I do hope the students took something away from these important sessions.

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.


NAPLAN 2019 – information for parents

All Year 7 and Year 9 students will have the opportunity to sit the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests on May 14, 15 and 16 2019.

The tests assess literacy (reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar) and numeracy (number, measurement, chance and data, space, working mathematically, algebra function and pattern). Results from the tests are used for reporting of individual student achievement, school reporting to the community, and aggregate reporting by the State against national standards or benchmarks.

Our Core Studies teachers guide students in preparation through normal teaching and learning within classes. A series of activities promotes ‘test readiness’ through tasks centred upon writing, reading, and calculating both with and without calculators.

Please note that, while maximum participation is expected, parents have the right to withdraw students or to seek exemption from sitting the tests. Students who are not exempt and who do not sit the tests will not receive a report of test results and will not be included in the school data. Students who are exempt from the tests will be reported as not having reached the benchmarks.

Parents who are considering withdrawing their child from the 2019 NAPLAN tests and who have not discussed this with us are asked to contact Mrs Megan Munckton, Middle School Coordinator, by Friday 3 May 2019. Tel: 41558294; email

Ms Katherine Nelson
Assistant Principal – Curriculum


Core Studies Learner Conferences 3 May

Core Studies Learner Conferences, for Years 7 to 9, to be held on Friday 3 May in the Sports Centre from 8:30am to 3:00pm, have been open for booking since Tuesday 23 April. To access the online booking facility, log-in to Parent Lounge using the link below and use the Parent-Teacher Interviews tab on the left-hand menu. Note that the online booking facility will close at 3:00pm on Tuesday 30 April to allow teachers to prepare for interviews.

When considering interview requests, note that teachers with three Core Studies classes have an extra session that parents can book in addition to 3 May. This session will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 7 May from 3.20pm-4.30pm. The teachers that have three Core Studies classes are : Brett Hoskins, Bernice Davis, Karen Lyons, Jennifer Hawe, Michael Harris, Kirsty McCulloch, Patrick Quirk, Jessica Ryan, Justine Blinco, Emily Stevenson, John Sheppard, Ken Smith and Craig Sologinkin.

Sue Kendall and Wendy Davis will not be available on the 3 May, but both will be available on 7 May. Also, please note, that Rachael Chappel, Graham O’Shanesy and Ian Jenner are on leave and will not be available at either of these times.

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.

Interim Semester 1 Reports

Interim Semester 1 reports were published on the Parent Lounge on Friday April 26 (end of the first week of Term 2). The report can be viewed and printed from the Parent Lounge by selecting the ‘Academic Reports’ tab on the left. NOTE: Hardcopy reports are no longer sent home, it is expected parents will access these reports via Parent Lounge.

Parents may still request a printed copy of the report by contacting the College office during business hours. Parents who do not have internet access, are experiencing problems with Parent Lounge or do not know your Parent Lounge login details are welcome to contact the College office during business hours.

Letter to Parents

Mr Brendan Maher
Assistant Principal – Administration

2019 Science and Mathematics Competitions

This year Shalom College students have the opportunity to participate in the following national and international competitions:

ICAS Science Competition: Thursday 5 September
Australian Mathematics Competition: Thursday 1 August

Students are assessed against other students in the same school year, state and country. The competitions are designed to be a fun event, removed from the pressures of formal assessment with problems and questions designed to stimulate the interest of students. All students receive a certificate showing their level of achievement and a detailed report outlining their performance.

If your student would like to participate in either the ICAS Science Competition or the Australian Mathematics competition parents need to complete the appropriate nomination form and students then submit it to Student Reception. Parents make the required payment online through Tours and Excursions in the Parent Lounge Portal by Monday 10 June (Maths competition) and Friday 6 August (Science Competition).

Competition Fees: ICAS Science Competition $14.50 per student

AMC Competition $6.50 per student

If you have any questions regarding any of the above competitions please contact me via email:

Mrs Debbie Bishop
Competition Coordinator

Quiet Achiever

Josef Baumgartner

Shalom students are encouraged to take the opportunity to be involved in all of the activities made available to them throughout their Shalom experience. Josef Baumgartner is an exceptional example of having done just that during his time at Shalom. He is, and has been, involved in many aspects of the College ranging from his inclusion in a vast variety of musical groups and bands, in which his musical talents shine, to his dance and theatrical talents being showcased at several performances both at school and within the Bundaberg community. Josef is always immaculately presented and proudly represents Shalom, most recently being selected as a College flag bearer at the Anzac Day Service. Josef is working towards completing his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award and has also recently been invited to attend the Queensland Ballet High School Residency in the coming weeks. He has been a wonderfully helpful Year 12 buddy to the new MacKillop students and is a reliable and enthusiastic participant at all House events and carnivals. Josef’s generosity, compassion, resilience and overall behaviour reflects all aspects of the MacKillop House ethos.

Mrs Michelle Moller
MacKillop House Coordinator

Library News

Opening hours and Library lunchtime schedule

A new lunchtime schedule for Beerarlem and Goondeel Libraries will be advertised in Daily Notices this week.

Remember both libraries open at 8am (Monday to Friday) and close at 4pm (Monday to Thursday). These are ideal times to complete homework, study and work on assessment before going home for the day.

Overdue Library Books

Now is an excellent time to check at home for any overdue school library books that may need returning. We would love to see them make their way back to the shelves. Books can be returned to either Beerarlem or Goondeel.

Book Recommendation

Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Siobhan Curran

This book is for you if you like: vinyl record collections, stories about teenagers, stories about refugees, stories about music, stories about soccer

Recommended for readers in Years 9 – 12

Available in the library now!

Miss Wendy Davis
Teacher Librarian/English Teacher

Japanese News

Cultural and Linguistic exchange

Shalom College will host students from Sakado High School in Saitama at the end of July (it will be the same students from Sakado whose company many of us enjoyed last year during the Japan Tour 2018). The students will be in Bundaberg for a period of one week during early Term 3. Students will be arriving on approximately 25 July and leave on 3 August. Shalom College is seeking host families for the students for this period. You do not need to be a family of a student of Japanese to host. If you are interested in hosting one of the Japanese students, please email Mrs Wilson and collect a form ASAP. Forms must be returned by Wednesday 5 May. An information evening will be held prior to their arrival. However, if you have any questions in regards to hosting, please don’t hesitate to contact -

Mrs Simone Wilson
Japanese Learning Area Coordinator

2019 – Shalom College After School Activities (SCASA)

TERM 2 2019 - Shalom College After School Activities (SCASA) - Open now to sign up

2019 - Shalom College After School Activities (SCASA)

Shalom College is offering 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, Wednesdays and Thursdays are the four available afternoons for SCASA.

(Fridays is not offered due to student fatigue and early departure for weekends affecting attendance)


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 Tuckshop 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 per student (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, three or all four afternoons activities.
This is to encourage participation in many SCASA activities.

Activities - see below.


Monday -

Option 1 - Dance with Alisa Boisen (Dance Studio)
Option 2 - Volleyball with Adrian Stallard (Hangar or SC)
Option 3 - Cricket with Vince Habermann (Oval and/or Cricket Nets)


Option 1 - Dance with Maddy Batt (Dance Studio)
Option 2 - Boxing training with Malachi Johnson and Ben Porter (Hangar or Oval)
Option 3 - Yoga with Tamar Boas (MacKillop Drama room)


Option 1 - Triathlon training with Rebecca Jenner (Oval and or Gym)


Option 1 - Cross Country Club with Mat Grills (Oval)
Option 2 - Tennis with Brendan Maher (Tennis Courts)

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 designed to give extra opportunities for Shalom College students to become involved in physical activities after school.

Please complete the 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 a 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.

Starts today – Mon 29 April 2019.

Naidoc Week

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 Edinburgh 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 (two days and one 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 @

Mrs Debbie Bishop

Sports Excellence

Lifesaving - Ky Woods

Australian Champion

Ky Woods competed at the recent Aussie Surf Lifesaving Championships at the Gold Coast in a number of events including the U17 Champion Lifesaver Event which saw him take Gold. Champion Lifesaver is a test of all-round lifesaving skills with theory, CPR and surf skills all tested as part of the event. Ky has put in hours upon hours of wekly training in not only surf sports but in CPR skills, theory and practicing different first aid and patrol scenarios.

Congratulations Ky!

Ky Woods

Congratulations to Ky Woods, Tom Pascoe, Ella McCaig and Jasmyn Theuerkauf who were part of the Bundaberg SLSC Under 17 Patrol Competition Team that placed 5th in the Under 17 Patrol Competition.

Swimmimg - Jaime & Taylar Kruger

Jaime and Taylar Kruger had a fantastic week at the QSS Swimming recently with every swim being a PB.

Results are as follows;


Girls 15 50m Free – 5th
Girls 15 100m Fly – 2nd
Girls 15 200m Free – 3rd
Girls 15 400m Free – 3rd
Girls 15 50m Fly – 4th
Girls 15 200m Fly – 1st
Girls 15 100m Free – 4th


Girls 13 100m Breast – 4th
Girls 13 50m Breast – 8th
Girls 13 400m IM – 7th
Girls 13 200m IM – 9th
Girls 13 200m Breast – 4th

Congratulations Girls!!!

Jaime and Taylar Kruger

Australian Champion

Jaime Kruger is the NEW 100m Butterfly Australian Champion!!

Jaime also came 2nd in the 400m Freestyle with a world championship qualifying time.

Outstanding Jaime!!

Jaime Kruger

Past Shalom Student and now Bond University student Connor Simms placed 3rd in 50m Freestyle.

Congratulations Connor!!!!

Athletics - Kharla Hills

Kharla Hills competed recently at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney.

Running against the best athletes in the country, Kharla competed in the 100m, 200m and Triple Jump.

The 100m was her first event and she finished 16th overall in Australia.

Triple jump was Kharla’s next event where she made the final (top 8) and finished 7th in Australia (top 2 Queenslander).

In her 200m, Kharla placed 4th in her heat and finished 11th in Australia and the 3rd fastest Queenslander.

Congratulations Kharla!

Kharla Hills

Lawn Bowls - Nick Cahill

Nick Cahill played the State Junior Lawn Bowls Championships recently where he was fortunate enough to bring home Gold in the Boys Fours as well as being selected in the Qld Team for an 8th time!

An excellent team effort.

Nick competed in the Australian Men’s Indoor Championships over the holidays and has the State Men’s Championships and the Australian Open later next month.

Nick also has Queensland Representative events which will keep him very busy.

Congratulations Nick!

Nick Cahill

Cycling - Brody Allison

Brody Allison competed in three events at the National Junior Track Championships in Brisbane recently.

Brody achieved a .4 sec PB in the Sprint, finishing 7th, a .5 sec PB in the 500 TT, finishing 6th. A new state record and a Bronze medal in the team sprint.

This is a fantastic effort from Brody being a first year U-17 rider.

Congratulations Brody!

Brody Allison

Table Tennis

The Bundaberg Junior Table Tennis team performed very solidly at the Queensland Junior Table Tennis Championships recently in Mackay with the following results:

Tayla Scott (Shalom)


Under 15 Girls Singles; U/15 Girls Doubles (with Natasha Jefferson – BCC); U/15 Mixed Doubles

(with Braydon Chapman – Shalom)


Under 18 Girls Doubles (with Natasha Jefferson)


Queensland Under 15 Girls Team

Leah Scott (Shalom)


Under 18 Girls Doubles (With Rebecca Tran – BSHS)


Under 18 Girls Singles; Under 18 Mixed Doubles (with Richard Littler – Brisbane)

Third place

Under 18 Girls Teams (with Rebecca Tran)


Queensland Under 18 Girls Team

Braydon Chapman (Shalom)


Under 15 Mixed Doubles (with Tayla Scott)

Tahia Zia (Shalom)


Under 15 Girls Singles

Semi - finalist

Under 15 Girls Doubles (with Amelia Tu – Shalom)


Queensland Under 15 Girls Team

Amelia Tu (Shalom)


Under 13 Girls Doubles (with Emily Steffen - Rockhampton)


Under 15 Girls Doubles (with Tahia Zia – Shalom)


Under 13 Mixed Doubles (with Kane Chantarat – BSHS)

Congratulations to everyone!

Mr Peter Robinson
High Performance Program

Interschool Sport


Shalom V Bundaberg SHS / Kepnock SHS

Result – Shalom 6/146 off 20 overs; Bundaberg/Kepnock – 6/127 off 20 overs.

Shalom won the toss and decided to bowl first up. Bowling duties were evenly shared among nine players with Ethan Rach our top wicket taker – three wickets from his four overs for 18 runs. Matthew Jackson was our most efficient bowler, conceding only five runs from his two overs. Braden Henricksen also showed his skill in taking two handy outfield catches. Kynan Hard assisted an undermanned Bundaberg/Kepnock side and was their top scorer with 43 runs from 31 balls. Bundaberg/Kepnock reached 127 runs from their 20 overs.

Our batting had a slow start with some strong bowling by Bundaberg/Kepnock, which put a bit of a scare in to our players. Matthew Jackson and Adam Pozzebon steadied the innings – Matthew scoring 53 from 30 balls faced; Adam 23 from 16. Hayden Wessel also made a handy contribution of 23 from 28 balls. Shalom reached their target in the 18th over, and batted on for a total of 146 runs for six wickets. All players are to be commended on their spirit of play and camaraderie.

Year 12 Students Jordan Condon, Hayden Wessel and Adam Pozzebon accept the Open Boys Cricket Shield from BDSSS Cricket Convenor Mr Len Kirchner.

Mr Troy Braund

Year 7-8 Black

CONGRATULATIONS to our Shalom Black side who claimed an upset win over the previously unbeaten St Luke’s Anglican School/Bundaberg State High School in the BDSSS Year 7-8 grand final. Shalom did well to restrict the powerful SLAS/BSHS team to 5-94 from their 20 overs with spinner Oscar Schneider claiming 2-21 from his three overs, River Felstead, Sean Millett and captain Nicholas Clarke snaring one wicket each, and Oliver Boge also coming to the fore with two catches. Our boys then staged a calculated run chase to achieve victory for the loss of just three wickets with one over to spare. River then opened the batting and completed an excellent double and laid the platform with 24, while Oliver chipped in with 13 and Toby Lamond carried us home with an unbeaten 20 from 23 balls, with good support from Nicholas (9 not out).

1. Shalom Black after their Year 7-8 cricket grand final win

2. Shalom Black captain Nicholas Clarke receives the BDSSS Year 7-8 Cricket Premiership Trophy from competition convenor Mr Len Kirchner

Year 9-10

The Shalom Year 9-10 team, who had swept all before them in their six round games, were unable to defend the title they won last year, suffering their first defeat in the decider, going down to Bundaberg Christian College. After being sent in to bat, Shalom lost two wickets in the second over and never recovered to be bundled out for just 63 in 16.1 overs. Tailender Ben Trebbin top scored with 12, while Jesse Beveridge was the only other batsman to reach double figures, scoring 10. Dropped catches also proved costly for Shalom as BCC raced to victory in 10 overs for the loss of just one wicket. They went on to finish at 5-159 with Ben Trebbin picking up our Man of the Match award after also bowling nicely to snare 2-11 from his two overs and opener Harrison Johnson making the initial breakthrough and returning to end with 2-25 from four overs. While Shalom was well below their best, all credit goes to BCC who put it all together and were simply far too good on the day.

Mr Vincent Habermann
Team Coach


Year 7/8 Boys Touch Football (Shalom Black)

Congratulations to our Year 7/8 Boys Shalom Black Touch Football Team for winning their district Summer Sport Competition. The team was undefeated for the season and more importantly, consistently showed great teamwork and sportsmanship on the field.

The Semi-Final on Summer Finals Day vs fellow school-mates, Shalom Red, was an epic encounter, as we fought back from being behind on the scoreboard early in the second half to eventually snatch the win and progress to the Grand Final against Gin Gin, who were also previously undefeated.

Zack O’Mara got Shalom off to a dream start in the final, using his sharp footwork to score a try in the first set of the game. Oliver Smith extended our lead early, showing his pace to streak away down the sideline. Dawson Hess then stamped his impact on the game with a trademark dive to score before showing some crafty work to put Taylan Manttan over in the corner. A try late in the first half to Gin Gin brought the half-time score to 4-1.

Tom Morcom’s class shone through early in the second half as he cut through Gin Gin’s middle with his footwork and speed to score. Jude Sheppard then created an overlap to put Taylan Manttan flying down the sideline to score his second try of the game. Taj Arsenault put the exclamation mark on Shalom’s 7-1 win, showing good width to score in the corner following some superb lead up work from Caydan Sheppard.

Paddy O’Donnell and Xander Driver also put in strong performances, while Dane Zardus was a valuable asset in the middle of the field throughout the season.

The final score was Shalom 7 (Taylan Manttan 2, Zack O’Mara, Oliver Smith, Dawson Hess, Tom Morcom, Taj Arsenault tries) defeated Gin Gin 1. Tom Morcom was voted our Player’s Player for the season in what really was a tremendous team effort. Well done boys!

Year 7 & 8 Boys Shalom Black Touch Premiers

Mr Graham O’Shanesy


Finals Day was a successful day for Shalom. Shalom provided five of a total of eight teams that qualified for finals – an outstanding achievement.

In A-division, Shalom Black consisting of Hamish Corpe and Zain Ali came runners-up to St Luke’s by one game. Despite a powerhouse performance by Hamish Corpe, the team narrowly missed taking out the premiership. The Shalom White team of Frances Corpe and Katie Maher finished fourth overall – a creditable performance from two girls with a number of years left in school tennis.

Division B proved to be a Shalom-wash with Shalom teams taking out 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The unstoppable Shalom Yellow team, consisting of Bayley Herwig, Sam Freeman, Bryce Hibberd and Curtis Hancock, capped off an undefeated season bringing home the bread in the Grand Final. They defeated the Shalom Black team of Paddy Maher, Will Canniford, Riley Hunting and Michael Doyle in the Grand Final. Third place went to our ‘young gun’ team of Yr 7 students in Shalom Red : Reece Davies, Ryan Blinco, Mithrran Karthick, Claudia Elder, Sophie Maher and Tye Harbourne. This team has a great future.

Div B Shalom Black and Shalom Red

Div B Champs

Bryce Hibberd

Katie Maher

Zain Ali

Congratulations to all the teams who competed this year.

Mr Brendan Maher
Shalom Tennis Convenor

Ten Pin Bowling

Summer Ten Pin Bowling – Competition Wrap-up.

Six weeks of competition is over with students having a lot of fun along the way as they improved their bowling skills. In the overall senior competition Shalom is in third place for both the scratch and handicap divisions with Kepnock first in both divisions.

Some individual standouts are:

Highest Scratch Game - Male: Eamon Vincent – 185 pins
Highest Series Scratch - Female: Lydia Stewart – 204 pins
Highest Series Handicapped – Female: Mackenzie Bennett – 382 pins
Most Improved in the Shalom Team: Eamon Vincent – 13 points increase in average, Mackenzie Bennett – 9 points increase in average

A big thank you to all the senior team members who showed great sportsmanship each week throughout the competition.

Eamon Vincent

Lydia Stewart

Mackenzie Bennett

Mrs Debbie Bishop
Ten Pin Bowling Coordinator

Adams House Mass

Date Claimers

Monday 29 April

Year 10 Camp 1

Tuesday 30 April

Year 10 Camp 1

Year 10 Camp 2

Wednesday 1 May

Year 10 Camp 1

Year 10 Camp 2

Year 10 Camp 3

BDSSS Cross Country

Thursday 2 May

Year 10 Camp 2

Year 10 Camp 3

Friday 3 May

Year 10 Camp 3

Applications close for Year7 2020

Student Free Day Years 7-9

Monady 6 May


Tuesday 7 May

Year 10 Camp 4

P&F Meeting

Wednesday 8 May

Year 10 Camp 4

Year 10 Camp 5

BDSSS Individual Cross Country

Thursday 9 May

Year 10 Camp 4

Year 10 Camp 5

BDSSS 10- 12 Years Cross Country

Friday 10 May

Year 10 Camp 5

Term Dates for 2019

Term 1

29 January – 5 April

Term 2

23 April – 28 June

Term 3

15 July – 20 September

Term 4

8 October – 6 December


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 with milk and bowl & cutlery are supplied)
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


30 April

Help Needed Please


1 May

Tia Booth


2 May

Melanie Forey

Merna Cook


3 May

Alana Card


6 May

Labour Day


7 May

Help Needed Please


8 May

Katrina McCallum


9 May

Trish Cahill

Merna Cook


10 May

Jeanette Rand

Shalom Sunday Markets

New Stallholders Welcome – Please contact Peter Barone 0438 446 269

Markets Tuckshop Roster

Sunday 5 May 2019

6:00am – 9:30am

Andrew Lucht

Janelle Test

Leah Whalley

9:00am – 12:30pm

Sharon Anderson

Katumaree Nabnili

Sunday 12 May 2019

6:00am – 9:30am

Mary Buchanan

Helen/Matthew Mader

Cassie Savage

Steven Schiffke

9:00am – 12:30pm

Katie Davis

Jenette Matthews

Patricia Rochford

Markets BBQ Roster

Sunday 5 May

St Josephs P&F

Gemma Bush

Sunday 12 May

Europe Trip

Trish Allen & Penny McKeown

Sunday 19 May

Relay for Life

Vince Habermann

Sunday 26 May


Jeny Hawe

Sunday 2 June

Relay for Life

Vince Habermann

Sunday 9 June

Europe Trip

Trish Allen & Penny McKeown

Community Notice Board

Breast Screen Queensland

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.