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9 Fitzgerald Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Phone: 07 4155 8111

24 June 2019

Principal’s Reflection

Recently, this community has done some positive things to raise awareness for Cancer research. Sam Johnson’s visit was awesome. Last Thursday a whole bunch of our ‘Gappies’ shaved their hair to raise money for Canteen and particularly to support Molly Dawson. Not long before that, our students participated in ‘Shave for a Cure’ and raised over $11,000. Later this year, we will have many students participating in Relay for Life. We will continue to support causes like this because we are a Catholic School and it is a real application of our commitment to building a world that Jesus envisioned. We are keeping in our thoughts and prayers those in our community touched by this awful disease – Laurie Robinson, our Caretaker and Groundsman, Molly Dawson, one of our Gappies, Kim O’Shea-Hard who has just had a battle with this. We will also keep in mind Sienna McGarry who is the 10 year old sister of Bailey & Jaiden (Hogan House) who has a big battle on her hands at the moment. Sienna goes to St Mary’s. There are very few of us who Cancer has not touched in some way. The experience certainly changes one’s perspective on life. A friend of mine sent me an article over the weekend which she keeps on her desk. It is written by Vanessa Juresic who died at 36 from Breast Cancer. Touched by Cancer or not, this is worth making your children read. Vanessa wrote this to be read out at her funeral –

“If you knew me, you know I always wanted to have the last word. I’m sure in most circumstances this was an exceptionally annoying trait, but I’m hoping, at times, endearing. Today is no different.

I had so much more to do. I wanted to join boards, write more policy and change the world for the better, fundraise more, mentor and make a difference. So I’m going to give it a go here instead and give you my learnings from my short life.

What would I have told my pre-cancer self if I knew my end was so near? What would I have appreciated more? What advice would I give to my loved ones? There are three rules –

If you do not go after what you want, you will never have it.
If you do not ask, the answer will always be no.
If you do not step forward, you will remain in the same place.

And, most importantly, my golden rule: In a world where you can be anything, be kind. And don’t let anyone make you cruel. No matter how badly you want to give the world a taste of its own bitter medicine, it is never worth losing yourself. You never know what struggle someone is going through in their own lives.

In the past year I learned that more than ever. Trivial things that bothered people paled into insignificance when fighting cancer. It makes me want to shake people and say, “If it won’t matter in five years, don’t waste five more minutes on it” … but it’s all about perspective and finding my inner kindness and understanding got me through that struggle.

We’re all impeccably lucky here. We have all had a world-class education, upbringing and opportunity – so much opportunity. We’re in the minority. I said at my grandmother’s funeral that we don’t realise it. She gave birth to my father in a refugee camp. No fancy private hospital doctors or drugs. In the ‘40s, you were lucky to graduate from Year 3. I picked my Degree course from a glossy brochure. The vast gap and obvious opportunity I’ve been handed is just unreal comparably.

I ate the best food, travelled to the four corners of the world, surrounded myself with some of the best humans to grace this earth and thrived on a challenging career; what more could a girl want?

Yes, I wanted a family of my own, a long healthy life with (husband) Pat, more travel, more time to appreciate every Christmas, birthday, Olympics, election, glass of fine wine, bowl of pasta and serve of apple crumble.

But I’m not going to say to you to appreciate all these things in case you die. That’s too predictable. Instead, I say don’t over-analyse your life and fear a horrible fate.

Just live your full wonderful lives and don’t give mortality a second thought. I was unlucky but you are not. Dying is easy. Life is hard…but ridiculously rewarding. Challenge yourself. Do that gym session you think you can’t do or run that half marathon; travel to that random country; challenge your boss; girls, smash that glass ceiling and stop trying to fit into glass slippers, go for that job; eat that Xmas pudding and enjoy it. Overindulge in happiness.

Don’t settle at work, in that relationship, with anything. Keep fighting to get what you want.

The best decisions I made in life weren’t easy but they were the ones where I found the strength to not settle.

And the happiness and sense of achievement I got in return was worth the pain. I wish I’d figured this out earlier in life.

Don’t be scared. Life is short.

Sienna McGarry – as mentioned above, the McGarry family have significant battles ahead in supporting 10 year old Sienna through her illness. A ‘Go Fund Me Page’ has been set up if you are able to support the family –

Farewell to Staff members Joanne Thomson and John Sheppard who are both leaving full-time employment at Shalom at the end of this term. Both have been great assets to the College and we are very grateful for their hard work and commitment. Hopefully both will continue to be with us as relief teachers moving forward. Ms Gillian Deacon will be taking John’s place and Ms Louise Hume and Ms Wendy Davis will pick up Jo’s classes.

Shalom Sport has been awesome recently. The Rowers did well at Head of the River last weekend. Shalom competed in all five Rugby League Grand Finals on Wednesday night and won the Year 7, 8 & Open competitions. Particularly good effort to the Opens who defeated a very strong Bundy SHS team who they have never beaten before. Mr Robinson’s Shalom Girls’ Touch football team won the Bundaberg Open Women’s Comp on Tuesday night. Our U/15 Soccer team beat Emmaus College 3-0 in the regional final of the Bill Turner Cup on Monday. Our Open and U/15 Cricket teams both won their regional finals of the T20 Competition in Maryborough on Thursday. There is no doubt that Shalom is a powerhouse in local Sport.

Legally Blond Jnr – congratulations to all the Shalom students who participated in this excellent production at the Bundaberg Playhouse. It was a great show. Well done to Brigette McMahon, Ella Marschke, Sarah Krebs, Kealey Clarke, Nate Sologinkin, Kurt Reid, Jorja Lucht, Tamae Marschke, Lilianna Hass, Molly Burfitt, Nicholas McMahon, Candace Walsh, Olivia & Ella Keech, Charlotte Law, Beua Okines, Charlee Mynard, Madeleine Krebs, Alana Clark (and the Sologinkin dog, Margot aka Rufus).

Mr Dan McMahon

Year 12 Exams

Year 12 End of Semester Exams Monday 24 June – Friday 28 June

See link below to the Year 12 End of Semester Exam Timetable. Please note that Year 12 will have home study during the exam block. Students, if you know you will be absent for your exam, you must see your classroom teacher as soon as possible with appropriate documentation (ie medical certificate or statutory declaration) to organise an alternative exam time.

Attendance during Year 12 Examinations

During the examination block all Year 12 students are deemed to be in attendance but they are only required at school to sit scheduled examinations or to complete supplementary assessments if required. When attending the College during examination blocks students must be in full and correct College day uniform. When not in attendance during the examination block students must be engaged in home study, assignment work or work experience or work placement activities – it is not ‘time off’.

Students who have few or no examinations scheduled during the examination block are expected to be engaged in organised Work Experience, Structured Workplace Learning related to VET studies or attendance at a workplace related to an established School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship. Please contact Mrs O’Donnell on 4155 8136 or at for more information about Work Experience, Structured Workplace Learning or School-based Apprenticeships or Traineeships.

End of Semester One Reports

End of Semester One reports will be published to Parent Lounge at the following times:

  • Year 11 on Monday 24 June by 5pm.
  • Years 7, 8 and 9 on Friday 28 June by 5pm.
  • Year 10 and 12 on Friday 26 July (early next term) as per the calendar.

The reports can be viewed and printed from Parent Lounge by selecting the ‘Academic Reports’ tab on the left. Parents are encouraged to contact teachers directly regarding the End of Semester One Report.

Mr Brendan Maher
Assistant Principal – Administration

Newsletter Articles


Studiosity – Free Online Study Help – Now Live Chat Available 24/7, 365 days

Shalom’s Year 10-12 students are lucky to receive free access to Studiosity, for after-hours, one-to-one help with homework and study questions. This is a fantastic tool to help your child apply themselves to their study and improve their grades.

The Studiosity service can help your child in two ways:

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

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

In breaking news, Studiosity’s live chat support service is open 24/7, 365 days, starting midnight Sunday 16 June. The writing feedback service is open as usual, 24/7. This should allow even easier access to this very useful support service.

Students - if you haven’t accessed Studiosity to experience the benefits, ensure you make use of it next time you need help with questions or require feedback on your written assignments. The link to Studiosity can be found on the Intranet page.

Happy studying!

Mr Brendan Maher
Assistant Principal – Administration

School Holiday Office Hours

Our college office hours for the duration of the school holidays will be
Monday to Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm.



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.

Year 7CSA & CSB Exhibition Afternoon

Tuesday 25 June 3.30-4.30pm, Chisholm and MacKillop Block, Shalom

This term our Year 7 students have engaged in Project Based Learning (PBL) in both CSA and CSB. In CSA, students worked in teams to propose a new animal for the Alexandra Park Zoo based on their studies in Science. In CSB, students studied the history of Ancient Rome and they have collaborated to share their knowledge in the form of a museum exhibit. Please see the flyer or Facebook link below for details of this event. All welcome!

Rotary Interschool Debating Competition

Shalom entered the Rotary Interschool Debating Competition this year for the first time since the competition began in 2017. Two teams entered the main competition and a senior team participated in an extra debate outside the competition proper, but supported by Rotary. In addition, two senior students, Harry Packwood and Keagan Geyer, trained and acted as adjudicators for the competition.

Teams consisted of:

Year 7

Mia Bielenberg
Cecilia Taske
Jaslyn Phillips
Charlie Dove
Teegan Gallop

Jaslyn Phillips, Mia Bielenberg, Charlie Dove, Cecilia Taske and Teegan Gallop

Year 9

Aleisha Woodcroft
Katie Maher
Lucy Alcorn
Maegan Bowden

Aleisha Woodcroft, Katie Maher, Lucy Alcorn and Maegan Bowden


Daemon O’Brien
Bella Little
Brooklyn Devine

Daemon O’Brien, Brooklyn Devine and Bella Little

All students were new to debating in competition situations, and so our participation was a wonderful learning experience that really built confidence quickly. The senior team defeated Bundaberg North State High in their debate on the topic: “Free range eggs are not all they are cracked up to be”. The Year 9 team participated in two debates, which unfortunately they lost, but the team picked up many valuable skills and experiences that will serve them well in the 2020 competition.

The Year 7 team made it to the final after defeating Bundaberg Christian College in their round two debate on the statement: “Dolphins and whales should not be kept in captivity”. After some hard work to prepare their final speeches as the negative on the topic “immigration intakes in Australia are set too high”, the team were very narrowly defeated by Bundaberg State High School. Speakers in the final were Teegan, Charlie and Jaslyn with Cecilia and Mia acting as chairperson and timekeeper. It was a wonderful effort from all involved.

The competition for 2019 is now finished, however, the debaters will get back together later in the year to begin preparations for the 2020 competition. New speakers and teams will be welcome. The competition is open to students in Years 7-10 and hopefully, a standalone senior debate will also be offered in 2020.

Mrs Patricia Allen
Subject Coordinator
Senior Humanities and 9 Core Studies


2019 has been incredibly busy in the Pathways department and we are pleased to report that so far this year we have 43 students who have taken up the opportunity of TAFE courses in Automotive, Electro technology, Salon Assistant, Health Support Services, Tourism and Childcare. Three students are studying a dual qualification of Cert II Aircraft Line Maintenance & Cert III Visual Line of Sight course. We also have 19 students engaged in Traineeships and School-Based Apprenticeships along with 8 students involved in the Transition to Work program. Six students are studying the CQU SUN (Start Uni Now) program together with 2 students studying their Certificate IV in Crime and Justice.

Students have also been very active in participating in Work Experience with over 40 students engaging in placements after school, on school holidays and weekends.

Other activities have included the Year 9 and 10 Project GenZ entrepreneur presentation, the Year 10 and 12 CQU Experience Days, the Bundaberg Business & Careers Showcase and the Bundaberg Courthouse Tour and a visit from Australian Defence Force representatives.

2019 Twilight University Expo

The Shalom College Twilight University Expo, held at the Sports Centre on 20 June, has been deemed a great success by students and university exhibitors alike! How wonderful for our students and the Bundaberg wider community to have access to this information on our doorstep without having to travel to Brisbane. We are extremely grateful to James Cook University, CQ University, The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, University of the Sunshine Coast, St Leo’s College, Duchesne College, Kings College, Cromwell College, Raymont College, IGLU, TAFE Queensland East Coast and the Australian Tax Office and thank them for attendance. Students from Years 10 to 12 were able to get answers on subjects and course options as well as university life and studies. This event is now a significant date on the calendar and we look forward to an even bigger and better Expo in 2020.


Brisbane TSXPO is a great opportunity to research universities and further study institutes. This event will be held on 20 & 21 July at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane Showgrounds from 10am – 4pm on both days.

See the link for further information about the TSXPO.

Shalom will be providing a bus again this year on Sunday 21 July. Entry is free; however, there will be a fee of $35 per student, and $25 per parent, to cover the cost of the bus. Spaces are limited with only 42 seats available with preference being given to Year 12 students. Please go to the google form to register your expression of interest to attend. Expressions of interest will close Monday 15 July.

Mrs Liza O’Donnell
Pathways Coordinator

Vinnies School Sleepout

When: Friday 26 July from 4pm to Saturday 27 July 8am

Where: Shalom Sports Centre

What: Homelessness is one of the leading social issues facing Australians each day.

On average over 116,400 people experience some form of homelessness every single day, with over 1.4 million Australians having experienced homelessness within the past 10 years.

Shalom students are invited to join the St Vincent de Paul Society QLD to offer a hand up this winter. Vinnies School Sleepout is a fun and interactive way to raise awareness about the issues and effects of homelessness. By taking part in the School Sleepout, you are taking action against the homelessness crisis Australia is facing. This is a great opportunity for students to engage in advocating for change, whilst making a difference to the lives of people in their local community. It also gives students the opportunity to experience what it might be like for someone sleeping rough.

If you are interested in attending this activity, see Mrs Petersen in Student Services for more information.

Mrs Cheryl Petersen
Campus Minister

Quiet Achiever

Tristan Psaila is one of MacKillop’s responsible, energetic and enthusiastic Year 11 students. When extra students were needed to take on the role of big buddy to our new Year 7 students this year, Tristan gladly accepted the invitation and has done an exceptional job. Tristan recently volunteered to help at MacKillop’s House Mass and is a reliable and willing volunteer in all MacKillop activities. Tristan’s friendly, considerate and positive nature is appreciated by all who cross his path each day. Tristan is a terrific role model to all students and a proud member of MacKillop House.

Tristan Psaila

Mrs Michelle Moller
House Coordinator MacKillop

Library News

This term the Bookfast Club, a keen group of readers from Years 9 and 10 and their teacher Mrs Hume have again met every Wednesday lunchtime. This term they read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Enjoy their review!

The Bookfast Club recommends…

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Meet Cath, the other half of (her twin sister) Wren. Enter the world of a fan fiction author, who is dealing with a rough start at college as she rides the epic highs and lows of freshman year. Cath is snapped into reality, hard, as she has to fight her way through awkward situations and lack of familiarity. While this novel has a bit of a slow start, it’s worth persisting with, as it becomes more drama fuelled and exciting (just like Cath’s first year at college) towards the middle. The novel’s plot is fused together with excerpts from “Simon and Baz” (a fictional popular text the author has created for the purpose of this novel) and Cath’s own fan fic. It reveals core values such as persistence, family and loyalty, while giving insight into the mind of an introverted fan fic author. Overall, an entertaining read, especially for those interested in the world of fan fiction.

Official Bookfast Club rating:
3.8 books out of 5

Other titles by Rainbow Rowell in the Shalom Library

Miss Wendy Davis
Teacher Librarian/English Teacher

First Draft Festival

Entries are now open to all Shalom students for our First Draft Festival Writing Competition. This is being held as part of our First Draft Literature Festival.

There are four sections in the writing competition. The theme for students in Years 7 to 9 is Heroes and Villains. The theme for students in Years 10 to 12 is Courage.

And yes, you can enter more than once!

Years 7 - 9 Poetry
Year 7 - 9 Short Story
Year 10 - 12 Poetry
Year 10 - 12 Short Story

The Guidelines of the competition are here so read them carefully.

All entries must have an entry form. You can print one from this file or pick one up when you drop your entry into the Beerarlem Library.

It’s free to enter and there are great prizes to won that are kindly being donated by Dymocks Bundaberg.

Any questions please ask Miss Davis or Mrs Hume.

Miss Wendy Davis
Teacher Librarian/English Teacher

Family Zone Tips and Tricks

There are two types of routines – Rest Days and School Days. What if every Friday you would like your child to have a different routine after school to every other School Day? Day changes can be made through the Calendar and repeated for each Friday (for example). Here is a quick guide of how to make this change.

Web tutorial

Internet Safety

Rotary Youth Exchange Host Families Required

The Rotary Club of Bundaberg Sunrise are seeking host families for an incoming 17 year old male student from The Netherlands who will be attending Shalom College. Hosting months are below:

July 2019 to October 2019
October 2019 to January 2020

If you would like more information or you think you can assist, please contact Chris Foley on 0438 914 857 or email


Shalom QISSRL (Confro) Team Game Times

Our Shalom QISSRL Team will be playing all their games at the ATW Sporting Comlplex, Thabeban St. Come along and enjoy some exciting games of Rugby League and show your support for our Shalom Team.

Monday 1 July




St Edmunds

Field 3

ATW Sporting Complex




Marist Emerald

Field 1

ATW Sporting Complex

Tuesday 2 July





Field 3

ATW Sporting Complex




ATW Sporting Complex

Monday 1 July




St Edmunds

Field 3

ATW Sporting Complex




Marist Emerald

Field 1

ATW Sporting Complex

Tuesday 2 July





Field 3

ATW Sporting Complex




ATW Sporting Complex

Shalom QISSN Team Game Times

If you would like to catch our Shalom QISSN team in action during the QISSN Carnival, please see the draw for their preliminary pool games below. Throughout the week, games are being played at both the Bundaberg Multiplex and Shalom College Sports Centre. After winning Division 3 in 2018, this year, the girls are hopeful of making it through to the playoffs for Division 1 or 2. They will have some very tough competition during the week, so please come along and give them your support.

Monday 1 July


Coomera Anglican College vs Shalom College, Bundaberg

Crt 2 Multiplex


Shalom College, Bundaberg vs Siena Catholic College, Sippy Downs

Crt 3 Multiplex


St Patrick's College, Mackay vs Shalom College, Bundaberg

Crt 1 Multiplex

Tuesday 2 July


Shalom College, Bundaberg vs Marymount College, Burleigh Waters

Crt 4 Multiplex


The Cathedral College, Rocky vs Shalom College, Bundaberg

Crt 3 Multiplex

Wednesday 3 July

12.30 PM

Shalom College Bundaberg vs Matthew Flinders Anglican College

SH1 Shalom Sports

2.30 PM

Shalom College, Bundaberg vs Somerset College, Mudgeeraba

Crt 1 Multiplex

Vicki Wilson Netball Trials

Vicki Wilson Netball Trials will be held during Week 1 of Term 3.

Junior Vicki Wilson Trials (Year 7-9) – Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 July from 3.30pm – 4.30pm.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of players wishing to trial, there will now be a second trial day for the Junior team.

Senior Vicki Wilson Trials (Year 10-12) – Thursday 18 July from 3.30pm – 4.30pm.

The first round of the Vicki Wilson Competition will be played in Hervey Bay on Thursday 1 August (Week 3). Players trialling must also be available to play in the State Finals (should the team qualify) on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September. Please note that this is the first weekend of the school holidays at the end of Term 3.

Students still wishing to nominate for the Vicki Wilson Netball Trials can do so through the Google Form attached to the Student Notices. Please see Mrs Pearson in the Sports Centre staffroom for more information.

Mrs Melinda Pearson
Learning Area Coordinator – Physical Education

T20 Cricket

Shalom will contest the State Secondary Schools T20 Challenge Southern Conference Open Division (Years 10-12) finals for the third year in a row and the Intermediate Division finals for the fourth successive year after our teams scored comprehensive victories over St Patrick’s Gympie and Xavier College Hervey Bay in the Wide Bay finals of the competition in Maryborough last Thursday.

Our open team had four players backing up from a famous victory in the BDSSS Open Rugby League grand final the previous night – Aaron Cunnington, Brendan Grills, Kynan Hard and Braden Henricksen – but Kynan and fellow opener Matthew Jackson laid the platform for a healthy total of 3-170 from our 20 overs with a partnership of 88 with scores of 44 and 34 respectively. No. 3 Adam Pozzebon put the icing on the cake with a swashbuckling unbeaten 62 at a strike-rate of 200%. St Patrick’s came out all guns blazing in their run chase but after an opening stand of 42, Adam effected a run out and from there, St Pat’s lost wickets at regular intervals, ending at 8-107. Change bowlers Braden Henricksen and Joshua Pole were the main destroyers with two wickets each, with one each to Jack Gray, Hayden Wessel and Jordan Condon.

Open Cricket Team

It was a similar story for the Shalom Intermediate team with Ronan Dempsey, backing up from the Year 9 rugby league grand final the night before, and Reuben Coleman putting our stamp on the game with twin half-centuries and an opening alliance of 105. Captain and No. 3 Will Hamilton also produced a signature unconquered 30 from only 16 balls, taking the tally to an imposing 3-188. With the ball, Harrison Johnson and Lucy Hamilton produced fine opening spells but went wicket-less for Shalom, second change bowler Tobias Lamond struck with his first two balls, finishing with 2-4 from his three overs, No.5 Oliver Boge also shattered the stumps with his second delivery, and Will Hamilton threw down the sticks from mid-wicket for a superb run out as Xavier could manage just 5-54 in reply.

Intermediate Cricket Team

Open: Shalom 3-170 (Adam Pozzebon 62no, Kynan Hard 44, Matthew Jackson 34) d St Patrick’s Gympie 8-107 (Joshua Pole 2-0-6-2, Braden Henricksen 2-0-13-2, Jordan Condon 1-1-0-1, Hayden Wessel 2-0-11-1, Jack Gray 3-0-15-1).

Intermediate: Shalom 3-188 (Reuben Coleman 58, Ronan Dempsey 54, Will Hamilton 30no) d Xavier 5-54 (Tobias Lamond 3-1-4-2, Oliver Boge 3-1-6-1, Zachary Richters 1-0-8-1).

Mr Vince Habermann
Intermediate Team Coach


Congratulations to Year 7 students Ruby Smith and Cohen Usher, who recently represented Wide Bay at the 10-12yrs Hockey State titles in Townsville. Ruby, as part of the Wide Bay girls’ team, finished 9th and Cohen, as part of the Wide Bay Boys teams, finished 4th. A special mention must also go to Cohen, as he gained selection in the Queensland team. Congratulations Cohen!

Cohen Usher and Ruby Smith

Mr Simon Gills
Sports Coordinator

Congratulations to Ryley Stevens who has been selected into the QSS under 19 Queensland Hockey team.

Ryley captained the Wide Bay Team at the recent State Championships at the Gold Coast.

The Wide bay team were runners up – making the Grand final after defeating Capricornia in the Semi-Final.

Wide Bay were defeated in the Grand Final by a strong Met East side.

Ryley plays centre half for Wide Bay and has been selected into the QSS team in the same position.

The Queensland team will travel to New Zealand in the September holidays as a touring side.

Congratulations Ryley!

Ryley Stevens

Touch Football

Congratuations to the Shalom UEM group team who won the Womens A grade Premiership in the Bundaberg Touch football competition last week.

Shalom Girls Touch Football Team

Mr Peter Robinson
Student Welfare
High Performance Program

Rugby League

Shalom flexed its muscle in the BDSSS rugby league last Wednesday, contesting all five Broncos Challenge grand finals against Bundaberg State High School (BSHS) and winning three of them in the Open and Years 7 and 8 divisions, but unfortunately our Year 8 team lost their grand final of the State Knock-out Series on Thursday, going down to Murgon State High School 18-14 in golden point extra-time at Shalom.

In an extremely tough physical blue riband Open game, Shalom drew first blood with a superb try to fullback and co-captain Jake Bonus in just the second minute, but Bundy High hit back to drew level with a try of their own four minutes later, but that was to be their only score of the match.

The lights went out on the stroke of half-time and the second half had to be moved to the adjacent field but while both teams settled quickly back into the grind, Shalom hit the front again with a superb individual try to industrious hooker Corey Picaro six minutes in, before Bradley Clarke converted.

Shalom created several more great attacking opportunities but while they were unable to further add to their account, their team defence was superb with workaholic second rower Aaron Cunnington again topping the tackle count with 18, just in front of lock Connor Black (13), and Corey Picaro and inspired second rower Liam Morrison with 14 each.

The game was ultimately called off by the referee in the 38th minute, with Shalom celebrating a famous victory to end BSHS’s four-year title reign, with Jake Bonus taking out both the Man of the Match and Players’ Player awards.

Man of the Match Jake Bonus, Michael Hancock and Harrison Bull

Open Rugby League Team

Our Year 8’s continued their total domination of that division with a 60-0 white-wash of BSHS with the domineering Thomas Morcom again wreaking havoc with another four-try haul, fellow centre Ethan Brennan and second rower Coen Phillips each notching doubles, halfback Dawson Hess picking up the Man of the Match award with 20 points from one try and eight conversions, and coach Mr Halford also lauding powerhouse forward Jack Schmidt for another heavyweight all-round display.

They also scored first in the Wide Bay final a day later, but against a much better opposition to those that they had been toying with, fatigue may have also been a factor and repeated dropped balls opened the door for Murgon to run in three first half tries for a 14-6 advantage at the break. Shalom drew level with a last-minute second try to Jack Schmidt, but they missed the conversion.

Shalom then dropped the ball from the kick-off to extra time and Murgon made them pay the ultimate price, scoring the winning try on the second tackle.

Mr Halford said fullback Ezekiel Monckton was absolutely outstanding in a beaten side and that Jack Schmidt, tackling machine lock Toby Kelly and Dawson Hess were also very good, but that as a team, it was a big learning curve for them.

Year 8 Rugby League Team

Year 8 Man of the Match Dawson Hess

Back to the BDSSS finals and after achieving their first win in their previous match, the Shalom Year 7 team came from behind to draw level with a converted try in the 17th minute, scored by emerging lock Fionn Houston, who went on to take out the Man of the Match.

Year 7 Man of the Match Fionn Houston

Shalom went on to clinch the Year 7 trophy for the second time in its two-year history with further tries in the 29th and 35th minutes for a 14-6 score-line.

Shalom was beaten 20-4 and 26-4 in Years 10 and 9 respectively, with in the former hard working centre Liam Doyle, whom coach Mr Kaufusi said was their best, scoring a consolation try.

Year 7 Rugby League Team

Year 7 Captain Dane Zardus and Michael Hancock

In the Year 9 showdown, Bundaberg High led 16-0 before winger Noah Anderson, whom coach Mr Tobin named as their best, crossed in the corner on the stroke of the break, but Bundy High secured the silverware with two more second-half tries.

BDSSS grand finals - Open: Shalom 10 (Jake Bonus, Corey Picaro tries; Bradley Clarke goal) d Bundaberg High 4.

Year 10: Bundaberg High 20 d Shalom 4 (Liam Doyle try).
Year 9: Bundaberg High 26 d Shalom 4 (Coen Searl try)
Year 8: Shalom 60 (Thomas Morcom 4, Ethan Brennan 2, Coen Phillips 2, Ezekiel Monckton, Dawson Hess, Jack Schmidt tries; Dawson Hess 8 goals) d Bundaberg High 0.
Year 7: Shalom 14 (Fionn Houston, Oliver mith, Benny Medley tries; Levi Monckton goal) d Bundaberg High 6.
Year 8 State Knock-out Wide Bay final: Murgon SHS 18 d Shalom 14 (Jack Schmidt 2, Cale Little tries; Dawson Hess goal).

Mr Vince Habermann

Uniform Shop

Navy Jackets

Thank you Students and Parents for your patience regarding the Navy Jackets. We now have in stock size 10 – size 20 $60 each. Girls day socks are now avaliable in sizes 2-8 and 8-11 $8.50 each.

Payment options include: - Cash, Eftpos or Credit Card via phone.
Students will be emailed when their uniform is available for collection.
All enquiries please call Leanne on 41 558 121 at the Uniform Shop.

Date Claimers

Tuesday 25 June

Year 12 EOS1 Exams

Diocesan Music Camp (The Cathedral College, Rockhampton)

Wide Bay 10-12 Years T&F Carnival - Bundaberg

Wednesday 26 June

Year 12 EOS1 Exams

Diocesan Music Camp (The Cathedral College, Rockhampton)

Thursday 27 June

Year 12 EOS1 Exams

Diocesan Music Camp (The Cathedral College, Rockhampton)

Friday 28 June

Year 12 EOS1 Exams

Diocesan Music Camp (The Cathedral College, Rockhampton)

Year 7-9 Reports Issued

Sunday 30 June

Shalom Hosting QISSN and QISSRL Carnivals

Confro/QISSN Mass

Monday 1 July

Shalom Hosting QISSN and QISSRL Carnivals

Tuesday 2 July

Shalom Hosting QISSN and QISSRL Carnivals

Wednesday 3 July

Shalom Hosting QISSN and QISSRL Carnivals

Thursday 4 July

Shalom Hosting QISSN and QISSRL Carnivals

Friday 5 July

Shalom Hosting QISSN and QISSRL Carnivals

Monday 15 July

Term 3 Commences

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

Tuesday 25 June

Help Needed Please

Wednesday 26 June

Help Needed Please

Thursday27 June

Jacqueline Read

Merna Cook

Friday28 June

Help Needed Please

Term 3

Monday 15 July

Mila Robertson

Tuesday 16 July

Jeanette Tu

Wednesday 17 July

Help Needed Please

Thursday 18 July

Merna Cook

Help Needed Please

Friday 19 July

Kylie Jarvis

Nereda Torok

Monday 22 July

Help Needed Please

Shalom Sunday Markets

New Stallholders Welcome – Please contact Peter Barone 0438 446 269

Markets Tuckshop Roster

Sunday 30 June 2019

6:00am – 9:30am

Andrew Lucht

Janelle Test

9:00am – 12:30pm

Sharon Anderson

Katumaree Nabnili

Sunday 7 July 2019

6:00am – 9:30am

Mary Buchanan

Helen/Matthew Mader

Cassie Savage

Steven Schiffke

9:00am – 12:30pm

Katie Davis

Patricia Rochford

Sunday 14 July 2019

6:00am – 9:30am

Suzanne Brown

John Delaney

Mark Morris

9:00am – 12:30pm

Sunday 21 July 2019

6:00am – 9:30am

Lisa Andreoli

Christine Buwalda-Nicolson

Trish Sellers

9:00am – 12:30pm

Joanne Godfrey

Teresa Cowell

Markets BBQ Roster

Sunday 30 June

St Joseph's P & F

Gemma Bush

Sunday 7 July

St Joseph's P & F

Gemma Bush

Sunday 14 July

East Bundaberg Rotary

David Baldry

Sunday 21 July

Kepnock Scouts

Chris Jansen

Sunday 28 July

Edmund Rice Camp

Mary Taylor

Sunday 4 August

Shalom Rowing

Gretta Waters

Sunday 11 August

Duke of Edinburgh

Debbie Bishop

Sunday 18 August

Edmund Rice Camp

Mary Taylor

Community Notice Board

Drivers College School Holidays Dates Second Term

Pathway to Safer Driving – Two Day Program

Week 1 – Monday 1 and Friday 5 July
Week 2 – Monday 8 and Friday 12 July

Pathway to your L’S – One Day Program

Week 1 & 2 – Wednesday 3 and 10 July
Program information, costing & bookings please call
0741 811 773

Parish Bulletin

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.