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9 Fitzgerald Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Phone: 07 4155 8111

13 May 2019

Principal’s Reflection

It’s not a bad thing that our young people get put under pressure. It’s all about how we handle it. We have just had Learner Conferences last week for our younger students and NAPLAN is on this week. End of Semester exams won’t be that far away. Managing stress is a vital learning in life – for young and older people! I think the following story reminds us all that we need to always keep things in perspective.

A Father passing by his teenage daughter’s bedroom was astonished to see the bed was nicely made and everything was neat and tidy. Then he saw an envelope propped up prominently on the centre of the pillow. It was addressed “Dad”. With the worst premonition, he opened the envelope and read the letter with trembling hands:-

Dear Dad, it is with great regret and sorrow that I’m writing you, but I’m leaving home. I had to elope with my new boyfriend Randy because I wanted to avoid a scene with Mum and you. I’ve been finding real passion with Randy and he is so nice to me. I know when you meet him you’ll like him too – even with all his piercings, tattoos, and motorcycle clothes. But it’s not only the passion Dad, I’m pregnant and Randy said that he wants me to have the child and that we can be very happy together. Even though Randy is much older than me (anyway, 42 isn’t so old these days is it?), and has no money, really these thing shouldn’t stand in the way of our relationship, don’t you agree? Randy has a great CD collection; he already owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. It’s true he has other girlfriends as well but I know he’ll be faithful to me in his own way. He wants to have many more children with me and that’s now one of my dreams too. Randy taught me that marijuana doesn’t really hurt anyone and he’ll be growing it for us and we’ll trade it with our friends for all the cocaine and ecstasy we want. In the meantime, we’ll pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so Randy can get better; he sure deserves it! Don’t worry Dad, I’m fifteen years old now and I know how to take care of myself. Someday I’m sure we’ll be back to visit so you can get to know your grandchildren.

Your loving daughter,

At the bottom of the page were the letters “PTO”. Hands still trembling, her father turned the sheet, and read:

PS: Dad, none of the above is true. I’m over at the neighbour’s house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than my report card that’s in my desk centre drawer. Please sign it and call when it is safe for me to come home. I love you!

Great Reminder in that story of the presentation on May 27th by Madonna King about the special relationships that can be built between Dads and their daughters! Also, I am very pleased to let families know that, through our Parents & Friends, we have secured a night at Shalom for parents with Samuel Johnson – actor and recent winner of ‘Dancing with the Stars’. Samuel will be in Bundaberg for a Gala dinner on Friday June 14. He will speak to Shalom students on the Thursday and will offer a talk to parents in our Theatre on Thursday evening June 13th. Put it in your diary!!

Thank You to Mrs Sharon Stevenson our Clothing Store Coordinator, who has decided to move on from Shalom at the end of this week. Managing our Uniform Store is a big job and can be, at times, fairly stressful. We wish Sharon every best wish as she moves forward.

Mr Dan McMahon

Newsletter Articles

Sacramental Progam

Congratulations to Molly McEldowney in Year 9 and Laurin Roser in Year 8. On the weekend Molly was Confirmed and made her first Eucharist, while Laurin was Confirmed.

In addition a past student. Ayla Duffy, was welcomed into the church during the Easter ceremonies.

We are very proud of these young people.

Molly McEldowney

Ayla Duffy

Mrs Mary Taylor
Assistant Principal- Mission

Learner Conferences

Learner Conferences (Formerly Parent/Teacher Interviews) – 28 May - 3.30-6.30pm

Learner Conferences (for all subjects other than Yr7-9 Core Studies) will be available on Tuesday 28 May from 3.30pm-6.30pm in the Sports Centre. The aim of the Learner Conferences is to provide an opportunity for parents to meet with teachers to discuss the progress and learning needs of their children. Interviews will be of ten minutes duration. Students are encouraged to attend and participate in the conference. Your child’s progress is crucial to all of us and it is a significant benefit in this process if your child can be a part of the discussion.

Learner Conferences may be arranged online via Parent Lounge at any time from 8:00am Tuesday 14 May until 3:00pm Wednesday 22 May using the Parent Teacher Interviews tab in the menu on the left-hand side.

Mr Brendan Maher
Assistant Principal – Administration

Student Formation

Year 12 Formal Dinner Dance

Parents/Caregivers: you will have received an email on Monday last week containing significant information. The email address on our system is the email address we have used. If you have changed email address recently it is important that you update this as a priority. The deadline to meet is May 22 for payment of tickets and for table groupings.

In this letter the following information was given:

Cost of the tickets
How to organize 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.

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.

Family Zone Online Webinar

Shalom College has partnered with Family Zone to provide a system for parents to manage their child's internet activity.

Shalom College is offering all parents within the Shalom College community FREE access to this service

Benefits of Family Zone include;

Safe Content: Removes adult content for safe searching
Restrict Social Media: Manage use of social apps and in-app purchasing
Manage Screen Time: Set routines for what kids can access, when - plus give devices sleep times
Free Cyber Support: Expert answers to all your online safety questions

For more information please join us at the upcoming demonstration webinar on Monday 13 May at 7pm please register here

Finance Office

A reminder to all families that Term 2 School Fees are due for payment by Friday 17 May 2019. A copy of the fee statement is available through Parent Lounge.

Payment options include:

Parent Lounge – a convenient and secure method for payments of both school fees and excursions using credit card
BPAY – for school fees only
Personal/Internet Banking Transfer – using the account number as the reference
DDF Direct Debit – the Finance Office can assist with setting this up
PayWay recurring billing – an automatic deduction through your credit card
Credit/debit card
in person at the finance office
– only in person at the finance office

Families with any queries please kindly contact the Finance Office on 4155 8104 or email

Mrs Lisa Castro
Finance Officer


CQU Experience Day

On Friday 3 May, 91 students from 6 local schools in the region attended the Year 12 CQU Experience Day at the Central Queensland University, Bundaberg Campus. Sixteen Shalom College students took advantage of the opportunity to explore the university and attend information sessions. The psychology session proved to be the most popular, followed by Accident Forensics and then Primary Education. 98% of students said that the day was helpful with their decision making for entry into University life.

2019 Bundaberg Business and Careers Showcase

The Bundaberg Business and Careers Showcase will held at the Bundaberg Multiplex on Thursday 23 May. Year 10 and Year 12 students will have the opportunity to attend during the school day (11.20am – 12.30pm). Students should register their interest with urgency to secure their seat on the bus. The number of seats are limited to 33 for each Year level, with 5 reserves for cancellations. Please add your child’s name to the google sheet. Once numbers are finalised, you will be emailed with an invitation to accept the excursion through Parent Lounge. Places will fill quickly and we ask that you register your name by Friday, 17 May.

Bundaberg Business and Careers Showcase will provide students an opportunity to engage with a range of exhibitors and learn about career pathways. Exhibitors will represent the following industries: Agriculture, Business and Finance, Childcare, Disability and Health, Fitness, Defence, Universities, TAFE, Training, Employment, Manufacturing, Police, Retail and much more. The Showcase will run until 6.30pm so students who do not secure a seat on the bus can attend with their parents.

Mrs Liza O’Donnell
Pathways Coordinator

Year 12 Catholic Education Indigenous Leadership Camp 2019

Last week was the annual Year 12 Catholic Education Indigenous Leadership camp for 2019. Four Shalom students Reshae Wallace-Little, Casey Wigg, Keeley Bauer and Georgia Cutmore made the trip to Yeppoon, Capricorn Coast PCYC. With over six High schools within the Diocesan represented the students had a great experience with making new friends and memories for life. The students had the chance to be part of creating the end of year Celebration Mass artwork and the student reflection speech which will be read during the Mass in October, as well as participating in fun team building activities, an afternoon at the beach and roasting marshmallows around the camp fire at night while having a yarn and listening to music with their new friends. Students also had to perform at the talent show which pushed them out of their comfort zones, yet they enjoyed this immensely.

Shalom will be taking our Year 11 Indigenous students to their annual Catholic education Indigenous Leadership camp from Tuesday 4 June – Thursday 6 June and I’m sure they will also have an experience of a lifetime.

Mrs Kelli Corey
Indigenous Coordinator

Science & Engineering Challenge 2019

On Tuesday 7 May, Shalom sent a team of 32 students to the Science and Engineering Challenge held at the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct. The Science and Engineering Challenge is a day-long competition designed to provide Year 9 & 10 students with a positive experience of Science and Engineering.

Each school provides 8 teams of 3 or 4 students. Each team is assigned a challenge in which they must design, build and test something in order to solve a problem. There are 8 possible challenges for students to choose from including designing, building and testing a Mars Rover, bionic hand, earthquake-proof tower and bridge.

Shalom students showed some exceptional enthusiasm in these challenges displaying excellent problem-solving skills to take third place overall on the day. Performances across all groups were consistently high, however, special mention goes to two groups. The group of Caya Akasaka-Marshall, Holly Kitchen, Flynn Ingall and Hannah Medcalf showed excellent problem-solving skills and teamwork to win the Confounding Communications challenge – an excellent performance. The team of Amara Burns, Ella Creighton, Holly Cahill and Bradley Balchin showed not only great skill but also courage in the process of winning the bridge-building challenge as this challenge is performed at the end of the day in front of all the schools. A video of this challenge is attached – check out the amazing bridge design.

Once again our students participated in the great spirit that Shalom is known for and the day was enjoyed by all who attended.

Mr Brendan Maher & Mr John Sheppard
Shalom Competition Coordinators

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


Applications are currently open for Year 11 students who are excited about maths and science. The science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) camp provides Year 11 students with an opportunity to attend a 5-day camp, and engage in solving some of the major challenges facing society and the planet today. The camp is free to attend, and accommodation and transport options for rural and regional students are also provided.

The camp runs in the September school holidays (Monday 30 Sept to Friday 4 Oct). Applications are now open and close midnight on Monday, 20 May. The camp offers students a unique opportunity to form bonds and networks with like-minded students from around Queensland. All STEM camp students are also inducted into the QUT STEM Scholars program. This program offers:

Access to the STEM Scholars virtual Facebook hub
QUT STEM Ambassadors career advice
Invitations to exclusive STEM Education events and activities
Research assistance for extended essay projects
Opportunities to assist QUT with user-testing of programs and workshops.
For students to be eligible they must:
Be a current QLD or northern NSW Year 11 student
Demonstrate they have 2 x VHAs in STEM Subjects (Year 10 reports)
Be able to attend the full camp week from Sunday 29 September to Friday 4 October
Submit a letter of recommendation from a Teacher, HOD or Principal

More information can be found at:

Ms Larissa Scoles
Senior Science Coordinator

Quiet Achiever

This week’s quiet achiever couldn’t be singled out to one particular person. Last week McAuley year ten students went to camp and every single one of them was a perfect candidate for quiet achiever. This group of wonderful young men and women worked so well together as a team making sure they supported each other, encouraged each other and cooperated together to perform every activity, task or job they were given to do. Their ability to show respect, comfort, understanding and MERCY where needed was wonderful to see. Together (and along with a terrific camp program) they made the most of the three days they had and as a group have formed a very tight bond. We were very fortunate to be joined by former McAuley Captain and 2019 Gappy Matthew Addcock at camp. It was a privlidge to share this time with these enthusiastic Year 10 students and watch how they made sure they were able to SHINE.

Ms Paula Van Dalen
McAuley House Coordinator

Library News

Libraries open after school

It is wonderful to see students using Beerarlem and Goondeel after school on Mondays to Thursdays to complete homework and assessments before going home. We are open until 4pm on these days and it is an ideal opportunity to complete work in peace and quiet.

Book of the Week

Making Friends with Alice Dyson – Poppy Nwosu

“Alice Dyson knows exactly how she’ll be spending her final year of high school. With her head down, quietly concentrating on her textbooks and homework. She’s focused on the future, and nothing and no one is going to get in her way. Until a bizarre encounter with the school’s most notorious troublemaker derails all her plans, turning Alice into the unwilling centre of attention and her life into one enormous complication. A story about rumours, friendship, and discovering who you really are”. (Goodreads)

Available in the library now!

Miss Wendy Davis
Teacher Librarian/English Teacher

Shalom Writers

Shalom Writers is underway for Term 2, meeting on Monday afternoons until 4pm in Beerarlem library. If you are a keen creative writer and would like to find out more about the group please contact Miss Davis. The link is one of the more recent poems on our blog – an atmospheric visit to the beach. Enjoy!

Miss Wendy Davis
Teacher Librarian/English Teacher

Madonna King – Parent Evening

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.

What do our girls think about their fathers? And what are fathers struggling with when it comes to their relationship with their teenage daughters? The bestselling author of ‘BEING 14’ now tackles the complicated father/daughter relationship.

Monday 27 May
Shalom College Performing Arts Precinct

Book purchase and signing will also be available on the night.

‘Helping dads build unbreakable bonds with their daughters’

FREE EVENT, No RSVP Required – All Parents Welcome

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.

Instrumental Music

Showcase 2019

Join us for Showcase 2019!

With an extravaganza of Shalom College’s best dance, drama and musical acts along with a contemporary visual art display in the Performing Arts Precinct foyer, Showcase 2019 is an arts night not to be missed!

Hear from the 2019 Shalom Choir along with other big band performances. See an array of dance and drama acts, including solo performances and the newly created Shalom Elite Dance Performance Team. The night will conclude with a spectacular musical theatre act!


Showcase 2019 is not to be missed!

Friday 7 and Saturday 8 June 2019 at 7.00pm at the Shalom College Performing Arts Precinct.

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW! $15 Adults & $12 Students/Concession.

Tickets are on sale now until 3pm Thursday 6 June (unless sold out prior!).

Tickets are only available online through Flexischools:

IMPORTANT: it is recommended to use a DESKTOP when using the Flexischool’s site to purchase tickets – it is easier to select your preferred seats. You can use your mobile to purchase tickets, however make sure you select “Full Site” on your mobile browser.

Please save the digital tickets on your phone or print out for entry to the event on the night.

Diocesan Music Camp

Information has been sent to all middle school groups. Could you please return forms as soon as possible as information needs to be sent to Rockhampton by week 5. Contact me or your music teacher if didn’t receive the information email which had all the necessary paper work attached.

Rhapsody Rotorua 2020

I have sent out information and an expression of interest form to all music students. I would like to take a vocal group of 20 - 25 students but need the expression of interest form returned by 7 June before a meeting is called to answer all questions re the tour. This hopefully will be our 5th tour since 2004 to this Secondary School music festival in Rotorua. Please contact me if you didn’t receive the information email and would like to know more about this wonderful opportunity for our students.

Queensland Catholic Schools Festival

Information will be emailed soon in relation to this annual trip to Brisbane for Senior Instrumental Groups and Choir.


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

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

Mrs Robyn Edgar
Instrumental Music Coordinator

Sporting Excellence

Congratulations to Amara Burns who has been successful in qualifying for the 2019 Greg Norman Junior Masters, Australia’s premier event for junior golfers from all over Australia, to be held in December this year. Amara played in two events in Toowoomba on the weekend of 5 & 6 May, winning both of these events saw her qualify for this premier event.

Ken Layton Memorial Trophy - Div2 Nett Winner
Junior Golf Queensland Points Challenge - Div2 Winner

Mr Peter Robinson
High Performance Program

Athletics Success

State Championships

Year 7 student Bridget McEwan placed 8th in the 100m Sprints at the Qld Athletics State Championships, which were held in Townsville in March.

Congratulations Bridget!

Summer Finals Day

At the end of last term, Summer Finals Day was held. Of the 22 finals played, Shalom won 8 Premierships and finished runners up in 10 other finals. Shalom won Premierships in: Year 11/12 Cricket, Year 9/10 Cricket, Year 11/12 Girls Touch Football, Year 9/10 Boys Touch Football, Year 9/10 Girls Touch Football, Year 7/8 Boys Touch Football, Junior Golf and Division B Tennis. Thanks to all the students who participated in the Summer Sport Season and thanks to all the staff for coaching/managing Shalom Teams

Cross Country

Shalom Cross Country

Congratulations to LINGIARI HOUSE on winning the Shalom Cross Country event (Hogan 2nd, Adams 3rd).

Age Champions

Girls 12 years

Olivia Klowss


Year 7

Boys 12 years

River Felstead


Year 7

Girls 13 years

Amelia Walsh


Year 7

Boys 13 years

Caiden Everingham


Year 8

Girls 14 years

Bonnie Stephenson


Year 9

Boys 14 years

Lachlan Stevenson


Year 9

Girls 15 years

Holly Stone


Year 9

Boys 15 years

Fletcher Ace


Year 9

Girls 16 years

Lee-Challe Kriel


Year 10

Boys 16 years

Jack Brophy


Year 11

Girls Opens

Georgia Cutmore


Year 12

Boys Open

Tom Martin


Year 11

Congratulations to all our Age Champions!!

District Cross Country

Shalom recently competed in the District Teams event (3 person relay event) and finished 2nd overall. Of the 12 Age Divisions, Shalom won 7 Age groups.

Last Wednesday 45 Shalom students competed in the Bundaberg District Individual Cross Country at Gin Gin. Shalom finished with 4 Age Champions on the day: Lachlan Stevenson (14yrs Boys), Fletcher Ace (15yrs Boys), Jaime Krueger (15yrs Girls) and Tom Martin (17yrs Boys).

Age campions Lachlan Stevenson, Fletcher Ace, Jamie Krueger and Tom Martin

Shalom finished second overall with the following students gaining Bundy District Selection:

Amelia Walsh
Maya McCrystal
Sophia Galati
Lachlan Stevenson
Henry Brophy
Fletcher Ace
Bradley Balchin
Jaime Krueger
Hope Jarvis
Aimee Jonsson-Harlacz
Georgia Cutmore
Holly Stone
Jack Brophy
Hamish Corpe
Patrick Maher
Jasmine Dooley
Michael Doyle
Todd Marriott
Caiden Everingham
Tom Parton

Mr Simon Gills
Sports Coordinator

T20 Cricket

SHALOM is again the Bundaberg champions in both the Open and Intermediate (Years 7-8-9) divisions of the Street Smart Queensland Secondary Schools Cricket T20 Challenge after both teams scored comprehensive victories against Bundaberg Christian College and St Luke’s Anglican School respectively in the District finals at Kendall’s Flat last week.

The Open team amassed 9-164 with the first 4 batsman laying the platform, with Kynan Hard scoring 38, Matthew Jackson 21 and Adam Pozzebon and Brendan Grills each notching 22. Shalom then restricted BCC to 7-80 with spinner Jack Gray the main destroyer with 3-17, and Aaron Cunnington, Kynan, Jordan Condon and Ethan Rach snaring one wicket each. Wicket-keeper Edward Ryan also effected two good stumpings.

Our Intermediate team recovered from the loss of a wicket on the first ball of their innings to rack up an almost imposing 3-166 with opener Ronan Dempsey continuing his outstanding form with 56, co-captain Will Hamilton anchoring the ship with a signature 35 and Jonty McMahon also doing a fine job at the end with an unbeaten 14. St Luke’s then lost both of their openers in the first over with firstly Nicholas Clarke removing their gun batsman with a direct-hit run out and Harrison Johnson bowling their other batting trump. Will then struck another blow with an also superb direct-hit run out as they slumped to 3-3, and there was no way back from there with St Luke’s eventually bundled out for 39 in 13.1 overs. Our other opener, the multi-talented Lucy Hamilton also bowled superbly for 1-6 from her 3 overs, while Nicholas Clarke came on as second change and struck twice in the space of 3 balls in his first over, the first a sharp slips catch taken by Will. Oliver Boge took the ball and also shone with 3-1 from his two overs, before Matthew Parker also shattered the stumps to end the game.

Our two teams will now the contest the Wide Bay finals against the Fraser Coast/Gympie winners in Maryborough in Week 9, both aiming to again advance to the Southern Conference finals later in the year.

Ronan Dempsey batting for the Shalom Intermediate Team in State T20 Cricket Bundaberg final against St Luke’s

Mr Vince Habermann
Intermediate Team Coach

Shalom Tennis Success

On 2 & 3 May, Shalom had three representatives in the Bundaberg Primary Schools Tennis Team attempting to make the Wide Bay Primary Schools team at Hervey Bay. Poppy Loeskow and Sophie Maher made the Bundaberg Girls Team while Lachlan Campbell made the Bundaberg Boys Team.

Poppy and Sophie showed their potential on the day however both fell just short of making the Wide Bay team. Both these girls are talented players and certainly will develop into high quality players.

Lachlan Campbell performed admirably on the day, combining great power and determination to make the Wide Bay team – a fantastic result! Lachlan will now travel with the Wide Bay team to Toowoomba later in the year to try out for the Queensland team. We wish Lachlan all the best - he is certainly a player to watch in the future.

Mr Brendan Maher
Shalom Tennis Coach

Date Claimers

Tuesday 14 May

Year 10 Camp 6

Year 10 Camp 7

Year 12 Retreat

Year 7 & 9 NAPLAN Testing

Wednesday 15 May

Year 10 Camp 6

Year 10 Camp 7

Year 10 Camp 8

Year 12 Retreat

Year 7 & 9 NAPLAN Testing

Thursday 16 May

Year 10 Camp 7

Year 10 Camp 8

Yer 7 & 9 NAPLAN Testing

Friday 17 May

Year 10 Camp 8

Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage

Saturday 18 May

Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage

Sunday 19 May

Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage

BDSSS Lead Up Regatta 2

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

14 May

Cathy Duffield

15 May

Help Needed Please

16 May

Help Needed Please

Merna Cook

17 May

Kylie Jarvis

Nereda Torok

20 May

Mila Robertson

21 May

Jeanette Tu

22 May

Help Needed Please

23 May

Jacqueline Read

Merna Cook

24 May

Jeff Freeman

Shalom Sunday Markets

New Stallholders Welcome – Please contact Peter Barone 0438 446 269

Markets Tuckshop Roster

Sunday 19 May 2019

6:00am – 9:30am

Suzanne Brown

John Delaney

Mark Morris

9:00am – 12:30pm

Markets BBQ Roster

Sunday 19 May

Relay for Life

Vince Habermann

Sunday 26 May


Jenny Hawe

Sunday 2 June

Relay for Life

Vince Habermann

Sunday 9 June

Europe Trip

Trish Allen & Penny McKeown

Sunday 16 June

Cane 2 Coral

Vince Habermann

Sunday 23 June


Jenny Hawe

Community Notice Board

Parish Bulletin

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