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9 Fitzgerald Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Phone: 07 4155 8111

5 August 2019

Principal’s Reflection

Principal’s Reflection

Last week we celebrated Catholic Education Week. At Assembly last week I spoke to the students about what it is for us to be a Catholic school. In so many ways, all schools are similar but our point of difference is mostly about the lens through which we look at life. I hope students attending Shalom get the opportunity for an excellent education. I hope they also get challenged to play their part in creating the Kingdom of God that Jesus wanted. We do so many things here because we try to create that Kingdom now – not in a next life. So things like, Justice and Compassion and Respect are embedded in how we teach young people about Maths and English and Drama and life. Sometimes, you get some great examples of what it is that we do in Catholic Education. Molly Dawson, for example, is a champion! Molly graduated from Shalom at the end of last year and joined us on staff this year for her Gap Year as a Teacher Aide. Molly threw herself into every activity going at Shalom – she is just a great person. She is currently battling cancer. Last week she went away for six weeks of Chemo in Brisbane and she asked me if I could read something to the students on Assembly. I have included this for all below. This to me, sums up a bit of what I love about Catholic Education and why Shalom is a great school and a great community. Worth sharing with your children if you get a chance.

"While you are all sitting here I am in the Royal Brisbane Cancer ward receiving my third dosage of chemotherapy in three days. So I can guarantee I am not feeling the best. However, as I am going to be away for the rest of this Term I would just like to say Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the support you have shown me throughout since I was diagnosed in April. As I now embark on my 6-week journey of more advanced and serious chemotherapy all your support and kind words are really going to push me through. I am not sure what I would do or how I would be coping without the Shalom community by my side. Being honest I am very scared for what the next six weeks’ entails.

I am not sure how sick I am going to feel or when my eyebrows are going to fall off or if I will be able to walk on my own. But, the one thing I am sure of is that I have your support and that means more then you will ever know. So thank you. None of us get out of life alive, so be gallant, be great, be gracious, and be grateful for the opportunities you have. We don’t know what is around the corner, so be grateful for what you have in this very moment. Because you don’t know when it could be taken from you. Thank you”

Earlier this year, in the semi-regular column we have in the Newsletter called, “Where Are They Now”, we featured an article by Andrew Crane who graduated from Shalom in 2013. I thought this was another great piece by one of our wonderful graduates that said something very worthwhile about his experience of Catholic Education at Shalom. I think we are doing something right. Thanks for wanting to share that with us.

Where are they now? – Shalom Edition

Name: Andrew Crane
Graduating year: 2013
Subjects studied: Ancient History, Drama, English, IT, Math A, Studies of Religion
Current role: Prop and Graphics Fabricator for Screen – Small Business Owner

What qualifications and work experience have you gained since graduating high school?

BFA: Interactive & Visual Design - QUT

Master’s in Production Design for Screen – VCA

I have produced props and graphics for numerous productions on-set and through my small business.

What has been the most rewarding, challenging or interesting experience in your study or work so far?

Transitioning from study to work has been a challenging but rewarding experience for me. Finding and growing the skills that make me unique within the local screen industry has prompted diversification across several disciplines that include CAD, VR, 3D printing and laser cutting.

Much of the current industry is still comprised of the old guard who is either clueless to what these technologies can offer them or terrified that it may replace them. Having the opportunity to produce props for productions and share how additive manufacturing can enhance the work of traditional craftsmen, as opposed to replacing them, has been a rewarding and unique experience.

How did your senior studies contribute or impact on your tertiary study and/or career choices?

None of my senior year subject choices at Shalom directly translated into what I do now - I think saying otherwise would be a rather fantastic statement for me to make - however there were two things at Shalom that did heavily affect what I do today.

The first was my involvement in extra-curricular activities. Shalom Day, as well as numerous other cultural events, grew my character and leadership skills immensely and encouraged my creativity. The emphasis that the Shalom community puts on its cultural activities is extremely special and granted me memories which I will cherish for the rest of my life.

The second was the undying support and kindness shown to me by many of my teachers. Their passion for their work made me excited about my study and assignments. Fiercely intelligent people like Mrs. Bolam, Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Wedemeyer (to name just a few of my wonderful teachers) encouraged my creativity within the classroom and truly shaped who I am today.

Can you identify one invaluable thing that you learned at Shalom?

The importance of community. The Shalom community is so unlike any that I have since been a part of. When my father died, years after leaving Shalom, many of my teachers and my principal attended his funeral – I was even invited back to the school for a short liturgy in honour of him, held by my house (Chisholm). This was an extremely moving experience that emphasised how special this community is. Surrounding yourself with positive people who believe in you and cheer you on is so essential.

What advice can you offer to current students interested in your field?

The first thing you notice when working on a film or tv show is that almost everyone surrounding you exudes passion, dedication, and skill. All three traits are non-optional if you want to make it in this industry. Your passion results in the continual growth of your skills, dedication means that rejection fails to phase you and skill serves as the outlet for your unique, artistic perspective.

Art departments in the local screen industry are booming and are undoubtedly more accessible than acting, directing or cinematography. If you are serious about this sort of this work, finding the time to hone your skills and gain new ones will put you leaps and bounds ahead of most of the competition.

CAD is a skill that I would strongly recommend for almost any aspiring designer. Being able to envision and 3D print your designs quickly is extremely empowering and makes you employable in a wealth of different industries. Rhino is the package I use in my own business and is used at Warner Brothers Studios, but Fusion360 is a great free alternative.

It is almost impossible to predict how your study will translate into work. The best and most clichéd advice I can give is to find your passion and pursue it. The film industry is historically hard to crack, and many people might tell you to do something else or to come up with an alternative in case it doesn’t work out. You’ll know that this is the industry for you when you explain to them that there isn’t one.

Sienna McGarry continues with her battle with Cancer in Brisbane. If you are able, please support her GoFundMe Page

The Bundaberg Eisteddfod engaged a lot of students from Shalom last week. I am sure that Mrs Edgar will have something more detailed in this newsletter as far as results went. The students were wonderful and a credit to their hard working staff and their committed parents. Great job.

Shalom Day 22 August – always a great day in our Calendar as we celebrate all things Shalom. Please remember that all parents are invited to attend all or part of the day. A special invite goes out to all Grandparents. This year, because Bishop Michael is joining us, we will commence a little later with the Liturgy starting at 10am, which we will follow with Morning Tea. Hope all Grandparents can make it.

Mr Dan McMahon

Newsletter Articles

Shalom Day

Shalom Day is on Thursday 22 August. The arrangements for the day have changed as Bishop Michael is keen to attend. The Liturgy, that grandparents are invited to, will now be at 10 am. This will be followed by Morning Tea and the Jazz Band performing their favourite pieces.

Students are able to wear free dress for the day as there will be no classes. We ask that everyone bring a gold coin for the privilege and this money will go to charities and causes decided by each House. Appropriate dress please – no short shorts, crop tops or singlet tops. Closed in shoes need to be worn also.

Some date changes

Due to changes that had to be made within our academic program we have moved the date of our Academic Awards evening to Wednesday 13 November.

The Year 12 Graduation Liturgy and Morning Tea is as stated in the calendar, Thursday 14 November. Traditionally we have started the Liturgy at 9am but this year we will commence at 10 am, followed by a Morning Tea in the Performing Arts Precinct.

The Year 9 and 10 Reflection Days, with David and Katie Kobler from Choicez, are now on 4 and 5 September and the Parent Information Night is Wednesday 4 September. Year 10 will attend on 4 September and Year 9 on 5 September.

Mrs Mary Taylor
Assitant Principal – Mission


Year 10 students and their parents or guardians

The two presentations delivered at the Senior Subject Selection Evening are available via the College website under Forms and Publications in the Senior School area.

Students have received SET Plan interview slips with details of their interviewer, the time and location. Parents are welcome to attend at these times.

Year 8 and 9 students and their parents or guardians

Date claimer: The 2020 Middle School Subject Selection evening will be held on Tuesday 20 August.

The meeting for students and parents of Year 9 students selecting choices for Year 10 2020 will commence at 6pm.

The meeting for students and parents of Year 8 students selecting choices for Year 9 2020 will commence at 7pm.

Ms Katherine Nelson
Assistant Principal – Curriculum

Finance Office

A reminder to families that Term 3 School Fees are due for payment on Friday 9 August 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



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.

First Draft Festival - Friday 9 August

Introducing A.J. Betts

A.J. Betts

A.J. Betts is an Australian author, speaker, teacher and cyclist and has a PhD on the topic of wonder, in life and in reading.

A.J. has written four novels for young adults. Her third novel, Zac & Mia, won the 2012 Text Prize, the 2014 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award and the 2014 Ethel Turner prize for young adults at the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, was shortlisted for the 2014 Queensland Literary Award, and is available in fourteen countries. It was adapted for American television by Awesomeness TV, and will soon be available globally. Her fourth novel, Hive, was shortlisted for the 2019 Indie Book Awards and the Australian Book Industry Awards, and is a Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book.

A.J. is originally from Queensland but has lived in Perth since 2014. We are extremely lucky to have her joining us for the First Draft Festival on Friday 9 August here at Shalom.

As well as A.J. Betts, we are welcoming Kate McCaffrey, Rachel Noble and Glenn Ryan to the college.

These authors will spend the day running workshops and giving presentations to students on writing, reading and life as an author. This is an amazing opportunity to learn more about creative writing and get some tips from published writers.


If you would like to attend please contact Miss Davis or Mrs Hume ASAP.

Attending the Festival costs 5.00 per student and can be paid to the Finance Office.

For more information, please talk to Mrs Hume or Miss Davis at school or email them.

Miss Wendy Davis/ Mrs Louise Hume
Festival Organisers

Shalom Writers

Shalom Writers have been meeting on Monday afternoons again this term. A number of our students entered their writing in Shaloms First Draft Writing Competition. We have also had a member enter a short story in the Kill Your Darlings online journal short story competition for secondary school students. Last week we looked at the microfiction competition for high school students being run in conjunction with the Brisbane Writers Festival. Our writers continue to post contributions to our blog site too! It is wonderful to see such enthusiasm for creative writing.

Enjoy this poem “Where am I” by one of our Year 8 writers

You might also like to read this beautiful poem, “Shifting and Changing” by a student in Year 9.

For more information about Shalom Writers please contact Miss Davis in Beerarlem Library.

Wendy Davis
Librarian/English Teacher

Shalom College on Instagram

Shalom College is now on Instagram!

Make sure you follow our page to stay up to date.

Year 12 Formal Photos - Shalom College Media Store

New Year 12 parents have received an email from IT with new account details for the Media Store.

Year 12 students have received an email from IT with new account details for the Media Store.

Existing parents should have received an email with their account details (in 2018)

If you can not find the email or have forgotten your password ;

Login into Parent Lounge/ Student Café
Find “Year 12 Formal Photos” in Daily Notices, click on the link
Sign in (using your e-mail address – select “forgotten password” and an e-mail will be sent for you to reset your password if required.
Click on Shop
And choose Year 12 Formal 2019

Digital copies are $3 each- no hard copies are available, families can print themselves once they have purchased the digital copy.

Mrs Georgia Halpin
Community Relations Officer

Sports Uniform Day – Cancer Fundraiser

Please wear your Sports Uniform to school on Friday 9 August and bring along a gold coin donation. All funds raised from this day will be donated to the Cancer Council.

Hot Chips Day

In aid of Shalom Relay for Life Team.

Lunchtime Wednesday 7 August at Markets BBQ servery next to the canteen.

$3 Per Cup

Vinnies Sleepout

Last Friday night, 26 July, we held our Vinnies Sleepout with 30 students in attendance.

Michael our Vinnies Youth Co-ordinator along with Ben who is the State manager of Vinnies Youth from Brisbane lead us in some games and activities to help us understand some of the things homeless people have to deal with in their daily lives.

We asked the students what they enjoyed about their sleepout experience and here are some of their responses.

At the sleepout I enjoyed making our shelter and I also liked being with friends.

It was so much fun. I enjoyed all the activities that we did but my favourite part was making the forts out of cardboard.

I enjoyed the games and experiencing what homeless people feel like and have to live with.

It was an incredible learning experience without it having to be a classroom type learning even though we were at school.

It was great to experience & understand something that we usually turn a blind eye to.

It really made us take a look at things we usually take for granted.

We could (kind of) experience the lives of homeless people and learn about the challenges they face.

I enjoyed how we had to try and shop for an amount of people and seeing how hard it really is to live off a small set amount and have to look after more than just yourself.

Having to sleep on the floor and being cold all night and barely sleeping especially after you really see how tough some people have it. I found this night a good learning point about what some people have to go through to stay alive.

Challenged my own preconceptions about the homeless - that no one really 'chooses' to be homeless, that to be homeless doesn't always mean living on the street (e.g. couchsurfing), that emergency housing although provides temporary accommodation is not always an option (it can take extended periods of time for your application to be accepted, or is dangerous).

Many people are born into situations which makes them vulnerable to difficult situations like homelessness e.g. low socioeconomic status, non-english speaking or immigrant (usually harder to obtain a job), or poor health, etc.

I realised just how much I take for granted - like the simple comfort of having a mattress beneath me, rather than a cold hard floor which I discovered was very, very uncomfortable (but a pretty clean, wooden floor shielded from the cold chill of the outdoors was still much better than what some homeless people are forced to sleep on).

The ability to grab a snack or make myself something to eat at home whenever I'd like, and feel full. The food we ate made me take a step back and look with fresh eyes on just how insanely good I have it - that I can just grab something.

Not all sponsorship donations are in yet but to date we have made about $200 for our local St Vincent de Paul group. If you still need to pay your $5 for the night or have your sponsorship money please take it to the Finance Office as soon as possible.

Thank you to Mrs Gills, Mr Hill, Miss Clark and Mrs Petersen we all had a very enjoyable time at the Vinnies Sleepout. Special thanks to Mrs Guy from the Tuckshop for cooking our dinner and organising all our food.

Shalom Vinnies Youth

Year 9 Geography – Making connections with the Bundaberg community

Over the past two weeks year 9 Geography students have had the opportunity for a closer look at the way farms and supermarkets operate to produce a secure and safe food supply. With the help of Bundaberg Fruit and Vegie Growers (BFVG), students were able to take tours of five different farms in the area, which produce a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Each class visited a farm to hear from famers about the practical realities of running a viable business and getting produce safely to the point of sale. At Coles Kensington and Woolworths Stockland students learned about the way supermarkets manage their fresh produce. Students also learned about the types of work that are possible within the food production and farming industries. This all connects to their unit of study: Biomes and Food Security.

The excursions were a wonderful opportunity to connect classroom learning with the Bundaberg community and the world students live in. Many thanks to Kylie Jackson at BFVG, Austchilli, Pierson Trust Memorial, Redridge Produce, eggfruit grower Brad Penny and sugar cane and peanut grower Dean Cayley for facilitating this excursion for our students.

9 C at Pierson Trust Memorial Farm

9 D at Redridge Produce

9 E at Coles Kensington

9 B at Pierson Trust Memorial Farm

9 E at Coles

9 B at Pierson
Trust Memorial Farm

Mrs Patricia Allen
Learning Area Coordinator – Humanities and Social Science


Year 12 QTAC Information Session

Year 12’s please mark this very important date in your calendar. QTAC specialist staff will conduct an information session at Shalom, designed particularly for Year 12 students and their parents. The presentation will be held at 3.30pm on Monday 19 August in the Performing Arts Theatre. Year 12 students considering a tertiary pathway should make this a priority to attend.

Topics will include:

How to apply through QTAC
Entry requirements
Ordering preferences
Important dates and deadlines
EAS scheme
Adjustment factors

For further information see the QTAC website

Growth Industries: where can a career take you?

The job market is continually evolving, both globally and locally. In fact, it is changing so quickly that today’s students are said to be training for jobs that do not yet exist.

As you begin to learn more about jobs of interest, it’s worth considering growth industries to see which opportunities they may provide — both upon job commencement and into the future. The Department of Employment has projected industry growth over the period to 2019, with Health Care and Social Assistance; Education and Training; and Professional, Technical and Scientific featuring in the top four.

Take a look at the Career Hub on the Shalom College website to find out more:

University News

Open Days

10 Aug

CQU Open Day, Bundaberg

10 Aug

New York Film Academy, Gold Coast

11 Aug

Griffith University, Gold Coast, Nathan, Southbank

11 Aug

James Cook University, Townsville

How to get the most out of your open day visit

With the open day season in full swing you’re probably going to head to a couple of open days. If you are wondering where to start or what you need to know, here are five important tips to help you get the most out of university open days.

Mrs Liza O’Donnell
Pathways Coordinator

NAIDOC on the Grass 2019

This year to celebrate NAIDOC Shalom held “NAIDOC on the Grass”. We had many activities on offer with bracelet making, boomerang painting, scratch art and students played a traditional Torres Strait Islander ball game called ‘Kai”.

Taribelang Cultural group, Byron Broome and Nikki Tiger came in to assist us with our activities and shared their local history with the students. Byron played the Didgeridoo while people sat back listening and enjoying their food.

Mr Cronin’s Year 10 Hospitality B cooked up a variety of Bush Tucker for taste testing. Crocodile was a favourite amongst students and staff. Kangaroo, damper with a range of bush jams and mini Lemon Myrtle cheesecakes were also available, and to wash it down there was lemon myrtle green tea.

Shalom students participated during their lunch break and we had over 50 primary students participate from St Patricks, St Joseph’s and St Marys catholic primary schools, with all students and staff members placing their hand print on a canvas which will be handed over to each school in appreciation from Shalom College for their attendance on the day.

It was a big event to organise and it would not have been a smooth success without the assistance of so many staff members and students, your assistance was greatly appreciated.

I would like to thank, Byron Broome, Nikki Tiger (Taribelang Cultural Group), Isabella and Michael Bundesen, Shalom grounds staff, Valli Mitchelson, Connor Van Kooten, Sam Tobin, Stephen Cronin and the Year 10 Hospitality class, Mr Gahan’s year 9 classes and all other Indigenous & Non Indigenous students who assisted with stations over their lunch break and to anyone I may have forgotten, THANK YOU ALL, it would not have been such a success without your assistance.

Mrs Kelli Corey
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officer

Internet Safety

Quiet Achiever

Zain Ali

Year 7 student Zain Ali from AD5 is this week’s quiet achiever. Zain excels academically and his presentation of uniform is outstanding. Zain is always willing to help and is a very approachable young man. I have never had to speak to Zain with regard to poor behaviour. Well done Zain!

Mr Joe O’Driscoll
Adams House Coordinator

Science Week

Let us Celebrate…..

National Science Week is the annual opportunity for Australians from all walks of life to meet scientists, do science, discuss the hot topics and celebrate discoveries.

Students will have the opportunity to celebrate National Science Week from 10 to 18 August.

At school we will be running “Brain Break” activities for students which include:

The opportunity to test their science general knowledge daily for great Science prizes

A brain break activity on Wednesday in which students can create their own edible biscuit cell. Who will create the best model?

For all community members:

Pokémon™ - are they biologically possible?
16 August 2019 4-5pm

The weird and whimsical world of Pokémon™ is filled with colourful, animated characters, many of which draw inspiration from animals and plants of the natural world. Through a

comparison of anatomy and physiology, we will be challenged to identify the living representatives of certain Pokémon™, and determine if they are biologically possible.

About the presenter

Dr Gurion Ang is a teaching-focussed Associate Lecturer with the UQ School of Biological Sciences.

For more information about other events and activities on offer, visit the National Science Week website at

Mrs Larissa Scoles
Learning Area Coordinator Science (Senior)

UQ Pokémon Seminar

Gym Closed Wednesday Afternoons-Term 3

The gym will be closed to students of a Wednesday afternoon for the duration of Term 3. This is due to Oztag, All Schools Touch and Winter Sport commitments for coaches and supervisors. We do encourage students wishing to be active of a Wednesday afternoon to participate in the myriad of sports being offered at Shalom College. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Mrs Kim O’Shea-Hard
Assistant Principal Administration – Staff

Shalom Social

Instrumental Music

Pre Catholic Schools Concert

The students from Chamber Strings, Senior Concert and Jazz bands, Orchestra, Choir, and Vocal Ensemble will be performing tomorrow night, Tuesday 6 August in the PAP theatre from 7.00pm. Please support this concert, as they really need your encouragement as they work together as a well drilled team. Students, please note that when players are missing from any team (sport or music), this affects the whole group who in this case, then have to make up the sound or try to play the notes that are missing.

Bundaberg Groups Eisteddfod

All groups played and sang their way through the Eisteddfod very well and can hold their heads up high. Although we didn’t win a lot of sections, the following groups played well:

Music Theatre/Novelty section - Shalom Showcase group – 1st
Concert Band B level - Intermediate Concert Band -
Large String Ensemble B level –
Jazz Band/Stage Band B level – Intermediate Jazz Band –
Junior Jazz Band –

Choir, Chamber Strings, Senior Concert Band, Senior Jazz Band and Foundation Concert Band were all awarded highly commended for their performances.


Could I please ask parents and students to think about the commitment they make to every group, whether it be sport or music, they should see the commitment through, no matter how tedious it may become at times. When students decide to stop attending rehearsals a week prior to competition, it puts a huge strain on the rest of the group and unnecessary stress on remaining student musicians, singers and their conductors who then are forced to try and cover the missing sounds within a very short time frame. I am sure it is the same in sport when a key player pulls out at the last minute creating the same unnecessary stress levels for all concerned.

QCMF (Queensland Catholic Music Festival)

A letter re travel, accommodation and performance information has been sent to all parents and students. Payments are to be paid through Parent Lounge. The medical information form must be returned ASAP please - before departure.


If your child/ren are unable to attend a rehearsal, please send an email to the conductor or to myself and I will forward. Thank you to parents who are very vigilant with this.

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

Mrs Robyn Edgar
Instrumental Music Coordinator

Australian Champion

Jaime Krueger had a fantastic week at the Australian Swimming Championships last week. Jaime swam her way to Australian Champion for the girls 15 & 16yrs 200m Butterfly, as well as placing 2nd overall for the girls 15 & 16 yrs 100m Butterfly. Jaime was the 1st placed 15 year old but for this event and the above event these age groups are combined.

Jaime claimed an unexpected silver medal in the girls 15yr old 100m Freestyle; she was not originally selected for this event but was given an opportunity to compete.

Jaime was also a member of the girls 15-16 yrs 4 X 50m Freestyle Relay who place 2nd.

Congratulations Jaime on such an amazing achievement!!!!!!

Jaime Kruger

Mr Peter Robinson
Student Welfare
High Performance Program
After School Activities

Vicki Wilson Netball Competition

The Junior Shield and Senior Cup teams travelled to Hervey Bay today to compete in the first round of the 2019 Vicki Wilson Netball Competition. This is a progressive statewide competition open to ALL secondary schools (both state and non-state). The Preliminary round held today required the teams to play eight games in a round robin format to determine the winner of the Wide Bay North Region.

Both the Junior and Senior teams played exceptionally well today, winning all of their games in a convincing manner.

This means both teams now progress to the next round which requires them to play the winning teams from the Wide Bay South Region. If they are successful in these games, they will then progress to the State Finals in Brisbane in September.

The Vicki Wilson Senior Cup team will play Kingaroy SHS in Kingaroy. The Vicki Wilson Junior Shield team will play Victory College in Gympie.

Junior Shield Competition Results

Shalom College def Xavier Catholic College


Shalom College def Hervey Bay High


Shalom College def Bundaberg SHS


Shalom College def Kepnock SHS


Shalom College def St James Lutheran College


Shalom College def Fraser Coast Anglican College


Shalom College def Urangan SHS


Shalom College def St Luke’s Anglican School


Senior Cup Competition Results

Shalom College def Fraser Coast Anglican College


Shalom College def Bundaberg SHS


Shalom College def Kepnock SHS


Shalom College def Gin Gin SHS


Shalom College def Hervey Bay High


Shalom College def St James Lutheran


Shalom College def Urangan SHS


Shalom College def Xavier College


Junior team

Senior Team

Mrs Melinda Pearson
Learning Area Coordinator – PE

Winter Sport


Year 9 Red Team

The Year 9 Red Team had a good win against St Luke’s. MVP Annabel Roelofs – good game in both the midcourt and shooting.

Mrs Melinda Pearson - Coach

Open Red Team

The girls won their game 31-10 against Isis. MVP Holly Kitchen shooting brilliantly for three quarters and then playing GK for the last quarter and being the intercept queen!!

All girls played really well together and more importantly, had fun doing it.

Mrs Julia Fox - Coach

Shalom Black Year 8

Shalom Black Year 8 Netballers had a strong start to the competition with a win against Kepnock 30-9. All girls played well and worked beautifully as a team supporting each other on and off the court. MVP – Ava Gardiner

Mrs Parton and Miss Davis – Coaches


Year 9/10 Girls

This year for the first time Shalom have entered a girls team into the boys BDSSS year 9/10 basketball competition. The team is made of girls in years 9,10 and 11 that will be playing in the Champion School of Queensland Basketball Tournament at the end of this term.

Our first game was against Bundy High that were the premiers last year. We lost the match 57 – 45 but the girls showed that all the training they have been doing is paying off. We only had 5 players as the rest of the team was away for Wide Bay.

Shalom girls showed amazing courage and determination in the game as the majority of the boys were taller than them and looked like they could be playing rugby league!! Alyssa Cameron was our top point scorer but was not possible without some great passes from Makayla Mortenson. Zali and Lilly Haster did well in defence and Mekijja Redgard got some great rebounds and drives to the basket.

Well Done Girls!!

Mrs Kylie Giles - Coach

Year 7/8 Boys

Shalom 57 defeated BCC A 9.

All players contributed very well, with great positional play and support in both attack and defence.

Mr Troy Braund - Coach


Male Opens

Shalom VS BSHS, 4-0, Shalom Win

Female Opens

Shalom VS Kepnock, 2-2, Draw

Year 9/10 Males

Shalom VS BCC, 1-1, Draw

Year 9/10 Females (Playing in Opens)


Year 7/8 Boys

Team 1: Shalom VS St Luke’s, 1-5, St Luke’s Win
Team 2: Bye


Shalom Black and Red had the pleasure of playing each other for the first game of the season. The opening goal was a beautiful shot from Ryley Stevens in the top corner. After that it was on with the Red Team evening the score with a runaway by Harrison Gardiner. The Black Team fired back with another great shot from Liam Dorgan. Then it was a hard fought battle with the ball flying from one end to the other and Will Canniford fending off shot after shot. Finally a wonderful build up for the Black Team saw Jessica Asnicar slot an awesome cross to even up the score and finish as a draw. All players should be commended as they kept their cool and were great ambassadors of the school even while enduring my very bad umpiring and a slippery sideline filled with duck poo.

MVP Shalom Black

Ryley Stevens

MVP Shalom Red

Ella McCaig

Miss Kirsty McCulloch - Coach

Mr Simon Gills
Sports Coordinator

Uniform Shop

Girls Socks

All girls socks are now in stock and are $8.50 per pair.

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.

Appointments are now open for Year 9 girls to be fitted for their Senior Formal Uniform, please book online via the link below.

Mrs Leanne Barker
Uniform Shop Manager

Dental Van

Message from Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service – Mobile dental van coming to Shalom

The Mobile Dental Clinic will be starting at Shalom College in about three weeks’ time. The School Dental Service will be offering a free dental examination and dental treatment to all students that return their offer of Treatment form to the allocated return box at Student Reception. All forms must be completed in ink. Once the form is returned an administration officer (from Bundaberg School dental service) will send the parent/legal guardian a contact letter to arrange an appointment.

Please note: A PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST ATTEND the first appointment as the way this service is delivered has changed.

Your student will be provided with a dental form (handed out during PC) in the next few days.

Note from Shalom College: Students and guardians, to avoid unexplained absence from class alerts, please notify Shalom prior to each appointment in the manner you would any other appointment, dental van staff will not communicate to the school regarding student appointments. Students are required to report to Student reception before and after each appointment.

Date Claimers

Tuesday 6 August

BDSSS 13-19 years T & F

Pre QCMF Concert

Year 10 Set Plan Interviews

P & F Meeting

Wednesday 7 August

Year 10 Set Plan Interviews

Year 11 ACTS Camp

Winter Sport – Week 2

Thursday 8 August

Year 10 Set Plan Interviews

Year 11 ACTS Camp

Friday 9 August

Year 10 Set Plan Interviews

Year 11 ACTS Camp

Cambodia Trivia Night - 6pm Sports Centre

All Day Event – First Draft Literature Festival

Saturday 10 August

Relay for Life

Sunday 11 August

Relay for Life

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 6 August

Help Needed Please

Wednesday 7 August

Tia Booth

Thursday 8 August

Merna Cook

Trish Cahill

Friday 9 August

Jeanette Rand

Monday 12 August

Bronwyn Grills

Tuesday 13 August

Cathy Duffield

Wednesday 14 August

Katrina McCallum

Thursday 15 August

Merna Cook

Help Needed Please

Friday 16 August

Kylie Jarvis

Nereda Torok

Monday 19 August

Mila Robertson

Tuesday 6 August

Help Needed Please

Wednesday 7 August

Tia Booth

Thursday 8 August

Merna Cook

Trish Cahill

Friday 9 August

Jeanette Rand

Monday 12 August

Bronwyn Grills

Tuesday 13 August

Cathy Duffield

Wednesday 14 August

Katrina McCallum

Thursday 15 August

Merna Cook

Help Needed Please

Friday 16 August

Kylie Jarvis

Nereda Torok

Monday 19 August

Mila Robertson

Shalom Sunday Markets

New Stallholders Welcome – Please contact Peter Barone 0438 446 269

Markets Tuckshop Roster

We are in need of more volunteers for the Markets Tuckshop, if you are available to help out please contact Leanne via email –

Sunday 11 August 2019

6:00am – 9:30am

Lisa Hughes

Roselyn Hunting

Susie Mant

9:00am – 12:30pm

Emma Jansen

Jas Haster

Rebecca Schneider

Marie Walker

Sunday 18 August 2019

6:00am – 9:30am

Carol Barrazza

Lisa Christensen

Brenda Jay

9:00am – 12:30pm

Chris Dennien

Maria McMahon

Jacqueline Read

Sue Sargent

Sunday 25 August 2019

6:00am – 9:30am

Kate Rehbein

Craig Warner

9:00am – 12:30pm

Brendan/Astrid Clancy

Jo Medcalf

John Pappalardo

Vicki Saffioti

Tracey Shears

Sunday 1 September 2019

6:00am – 9:30am

Andrew Lucht

Janelle Test

9:00am – 12:30pm

Sharon Anderson

Katumaree Nabnili

Sunday 8 September 2019

6:00am – 9:30am

Mary Buchanan

Helen/Matthew Mader

Cassie Savage

Steven Schiffke

9:00am – 12:30pm

Katie Davis

Patricia Rochford

Markets BBQ Roster

Sunday 11 August

Duke of Edinburgh

Debbie Bishop

Sunday 18 August

Edmund Rice Camp

Mary Taylor

Sunday 25 August

NET Team

Vince Habermann

Sunday 1 September

Blanket Buddies

B Donovan

Sunday 8 September

East Bundaberg Rotary

David Baldry

Sunday 15 September

Shalom Cricket

Vince Habermann

Sunday 22 September

NET Team - Ken Thompson

Vince Habermann

Sunday 29 September

Edmund Rice Camp

Mary Taylor

Sunday 6 October

St Joseph's P & F

Gemma Bush

Community Notice Board

Youth Group

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