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9 Fitzgerald Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Phone: 07 4155 8111

14 October 2019

Principal’s Reflection

What are you most grateful for? How often have you sincerely said, ‘thank you’ in the last week. Regrettably, most of us take the best things in life for granted. Sometimes, it is too easy to get preoccupied with what is happening to appreciate the truly good things happening each day. Yesterday’s Gospel was the story of the Ten Lepers. Ten diseased people came to Jesus asking for healing. All were healed but only one came back to say ‘thank you’. There is plenty in that story to recommend it across generations. But, like so many Gospel stories, it is so much richer when we appreciate the context of the story. Leprosy, - it’s called Hansen’s Disease today - in the time of Jesus, was incurable. It was, and is, an awful disease where one’s flesh slowly rots on different parts of the body. In the time of Jesus and for generations before and after, the disease was seen as a punishment from God and anyone contracting it was cast out of the community – completely. No longer able to live with others or to worship with the community. Anyone who touched a leper was condemned to the same exclusion. Jesus coming into close personal contact with a group of lepers would have been a real affront to his listeners – they would have found that inconceivable and unholy! To make matters worse, the one leper who comes back to say ‘thank you’ for being cured, was a Samaritan. They were foreigners and despised. No Jew, worth his or her salt, would have anything to do with a Samaritan. This story is about gratitude but much more, it is about inclusion and exclusion. Jesus was saying to those who would listen – then and now – that no one is beyond the love and reach of God. The story asks us to consider the individuals and groups we ‘exclude’. Family members who have burnt bridges, Muslims, Boat people, those who vote differently. In my Church some agonize at times over who should and should not be permitted to receive Communion – those who remarry, LBGTQ, divorced. Jesus is saying to us all that one of the challenges of the Kingdom of God is for it to be inclusive of all of those who are at the margins. All of us are touched by our own brand of leprosy – parts of us that need to be healed. In this Gospel passage Jesus reminds us that there is no such thing as an unclean or untouchable person. To be healed by Jesus the Christ we just need to say ‘please’. And then to have the grace and humility to say, ‘Thank You’.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of those staff who gave their time to offer students so many great opportunities recently –

Girls’ Basketball at All Schools Comp
Junior & Senior teams at Vicki Wilson Comp
Europe Tour
Edmund Rice Camp
Three teams attending All Schools Touch Comp
Opti Minds Finals in Brisbane
Oztag Competition
State Rowing Championships

A warm welcome to Ms Karli Lancaster who joins our staff this term. Karli is returning to Bundaberg and is teaching in the Middle School in English & Humanities. We also welcome back to staff Ms Kaylah Fox this term. Great to have both these excellent teachers on staff. Regrettably, Ms Jenny Wedemeyer will be on sick leave this term.

Mr Kerry Bolam was admitted to hospital last weekend. Mr Kerry is particularly unwell at the moment. Please keep Kerry and his wonderful family in your prayers.

Mr Dan McMahon

Newsletter Articles


Edmund Rice Camp

For days after the Edmund Rice Camp the songs and chants rang in my head and these brought to mind the joy I saw on the little kids faces as they enthusiastically joined in singing, slip’n’sliding, surfing, scavenger hunting and most of all rubbing cream into their big buddies hair. These are just a few of the activities that were on offer for our little buddies during the three jam packed days that the Year 12 big buddies focused on making sure their little buddy had a great time.

Earlier this year a group of 25 Year 12 Shalom Students began fund raising and preparing for our Edmund Rice Camp for local kids. These kids have been identified, for a wide variety of reasons, as needing some fun and support. Our Year 12s gave up 4 days of their holidays, along with 16 past Shalom students who returned to Chaverim as the Leadership Team to run the camp. We are unique in this regard and it really demonstrates the impact these camps have on our students that so many keep returning to be part of this endeavour.

A special thanks to the staff that supported this wonderful experience, especially Mrs Miller-Smith who attended the entire camp, Mr Davis, Mr Sheehan, Mr Godfrey, Mr Taylor and Mrs Norris who drove buses and/or helped with the BBQ. An extra special Thank You to Ms Taleigha Batt who co-ordinated the whole process from start to finish.

Mrs Mary Taylor
Assistant Principal – Mission


Year 7-9 Core Studies Learner Conferences (PT – Interviews)

The second of two opportunities this year for Year 7, 8 and 9 Core Studies Learner Conferences (Parent/Teacher Interviews) will be available on the Student Free Day of Monday 21 October. The aim of these conferences is to provide an opportunity for parents to meet with teachers to discuss the progress and learning needs of their children.

Conferences may be arranged online via the Parent Lounge. The online Parent Teacher Interview booking facility will open at 8:00am on Tuesday 8 October and close at 3:00pm on Wednesday 16 October to allow teachers to prepare for interviews.

When considering interview requests, note that Mrs Patricia Allen, Mrs Penny McKeown and Mrs Deborah Bolam will not be available for interviews on the day as they have Verification duties, however they will be available on Thursday 24 October. Please note this additional date when booking interviews online. Janeen James is also unavailable as she is on leave. If you wish to meet with Janeen, please contact her individually.

Whilst the scheduled interview day is seen as an important communication between home and school, parents are welcome to arrange an interview with specific teachers at any time the need arises throughout the year.

Please also remember that detailed information about your child’s progress is available on Parent Lounge under the ‘Curricular Activities Due’ tab. Here you can see the results and teacher feedback on every individual assessment item. This would be good to review before attending the CS Learner Conferences.

Year 11 Term 4 Exams 24/10/19 – 29/10/19

The exam timetable for the Year 11 Term 4 exams is attached. Please note that Year 11 will have home study during the exam block therefore students only need to attend school for their exams.

Please note only an unavoidable absence (eg illness) is acceptable as a reason for missing exams. Avoidable reasons such as family holidays or sporting events are not acceptable as per QCAA policy. If you have an unavoidable absence for your exam, you must see/contact your classroom teacher as soon as possible with appropriate documentation (eg medical certificate) to organise an alternative exam time.

Mr Brendan Maher
Assistant Principal – Administration

Finance Office

Families will receive their Term 4 Statement of Fees this week. These fees are due for payment on or before 25 October 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
Cash – 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.

Taking Care of Business

Term 3 was a productive term for our Senior Business students. We would just like to take a moment to say a huge THANK YOU to not only our Shalom Community, but also our Local Community. Throughout the term, our Senior Business students have been involved in a range of ‘hands on’ and expert learning sessions that have been truly valuable to their learning.

Year 11 Business

As the students continued to move through the Business Life Cycle in this exciting new subject, the Year 11 class were lucky enough to visit the local Café 1928 and engage with the owners on all things ‘finance’ and ‘starting up’ a business in Bundaberg. The students gained valuable learning from this experience, and it has been fantastic to see so many of them referring to knowledge learnt in the presentation throughout the past term in both class discussions and assessment pieces.

Additionally, we were lucky to have Tracey McPhee owner of Alowishus Bundaberg and Maryborough visit our class to talk all things ‘marketing’ and ‘growing’ your business using particular marketing tools. This was an interactive discussion and we felt privileged to hear behind the scenes details on the everyday running’s of the successful café! The students then used information from this presentation to assist them in writing their assessment for the unit.

To finish Term 3, I thought it was a great idea to test out the new Virtual Reality Headsets recently purchased by the College. We had just finished learning about the Operational Processes of a business, so I thought it was the perfect timing to use the headsets to check out the production system and manufacturing factory of Hyundai motor vehicles. Although the students thought it was great – there were a number of washed out faces from the motions of the VR headsets. I have already made a note that next time we use them, we have frequent breaks!!

Year 11 Certificate III in Business

Each year, our Cert III in Business class focuses their practical activities for the Term on supporting and raising awareness of the RUOK Foundation. These activities are created and run by the students, where they engage in valuable 21st Century Skills such as creative thinking, collaboration and the most important – communication (both written and verbal).

This year the students engaged in a number of activities including:

  • Presenting on Assembly to get people talking about Mental Health
  • Selling RUOK stamped Sugar Cookies to promote the idea of checking in on your mates
  • Interactive Workshop for Year 8 students where the students brought in experts from the community to run 10-minute stations with the students focusing on coping strategies when feeling overwhelmed.

The Certificate students have not only gained valuable knowledge on scheduling and sequencing events, but they have helped spread a very important message throughout our Shalom Community.

Will Munckton, Tracey McPhee, Bridgette Howard – Alowishus marketing presentation

Will Stupart, Reece Santalucia, Café 1928 owners Rodger and Maria Bartolo, Liliarna Smith, Macie McKey

Year 11 General Business Class testing out the Virtual Headsets in Makerspace – they toured the manufacturing facility of Hyundai Motor Vehicles

Year 11 Certificate Business students set up and ready to sell their cookies on RUOK Day

Cookie selling

Mindfulness activity

Mandela colouring station

Yoga station

Mrs Kelsie Schuler
Year 11 Business Teacher


Career Pathways Survey

We have been working with an organisation called Sparrowly Group, and they are seeking help from high school students.

Sparrowly are currently researching career pathways and want to understand what it is that high school students need in order to make more informed decisions when it comes to choosing a career pathway.

Complete this survey to help us in understanding what young people need and have your say on what you think could be done better to help build a better workforce for the future.

We are looking to get as many responses from students aged 14-18.

Year 12’s – Finishing High School and Navigating Career Options

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (North Coast Region) are offering support to work with Year 12 students in navigating career options after leaving school.

Plans include:

Providing updates on new departmental initiatives, subsidies, incentives and grants (such as the recently announced Free apprenticeships for under 21’s)
Providing VET pathway information and advice
Informing students of potential employment or training opportunities
Informing students of relevant training programs and support (such as nearby Skilling Queenslanders for Work projects)
Potentially running a job expo

Click for an Expression of Interest form where Year 12 students can register their interest, and be kept informed of training and employment opportunities and VET news in 2020. Students will be able to opt in or opt out at any time. Please lodge this Expression of Interest with

This post-school advice is not just aimed at students who don’t know what they want to do when they leave school. There could be relevance to many students so we would strongly encourage participation to ensure that you have access to the best transitional pathway advice after graduation.

Childcare 2020 Information Session

Delivered at Shalom one day a week
Shalom College price $150 (plus additional cost for specialised first aid certificate)
Course is usually $2520 via TAFE
Worth 8 QCE credits

Successful completion of this course will allow you to seek employment in a range of entry-level early childhood education and care roles, and equip you to complete further studies in the field.

Please bring Medicare card, birth certificate and identification with a signature (i.e. a bank card) so you can apply for your blue card.

Monday 28 October
Loyola Centre

The Pathways Team
Mrs Liza O’Donnell & Mrs Kathy Laing

Monster Raffle

Once again, McAuley House is having its annual Monster Raffle with three great prizes of $200, $100 and $50 up for grabs. All proceeds from the raffle will be given to our house charity – CARINBUNDI.

Tickets are $2 each and can be purchased from any McAuley House student.

The Raffle is being drawn on Wednesday 23 October so get in early for a great chance to win some extra dollars for Christmas shopping!!

Ms Paula Van Dalen
McAuley House Coordinator

Term 4 -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 4 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 8 continuous weeks of each Term.


3.00 pm - School lessons completed.
3.15 pm - Roll Call and afternoon tea (supplied) at College tuck shop 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 for students (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.



Option 1 - *ABCs and GYM INTRO with Antonio Kaufusi (Hangar or Oval)
Option 2 - OzTag with Rylee Johnson (Oval)


Option 1 - AFL and Kicking Skills with Jarrod Burnett (Oval)
Option 2 - Boxing training with Jackson Ramsay from 3b'z Fitness (Hangar)


Option 1 - Football/Soccer with Madi Masterman-Smith (Oval)
Option 2 - Netball with Kelli Cory (Sports Centre or Hangar)


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 an 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.

* ABCs - Agility, Balance and Coordination based minor games

Mr Peter Robinson
Student Welfare
High Performance Program
After School Activities

Instrumental Music

Concerts for Term 4

19 October

Strings and Choral concert at Holy Rosary Church starting at 3.00pm

23 October

Get Smart Concert in PAP theatre – this concert will be performed by the Senior Concert Band

3 November

Year 12 farewell concert in PAP theatre – all groups to perform

Year 12 Farewell Concert

This will be the final major concert for the year and we always have a raffle and afternoon tea. Could each family please be so kind to donate one of the following: raffle item or afternoon tea? Items for the raffle can be articles suitable for Christmas including non-perishable foods to be left with Mrs Medcalf in the front office or delivered to my office near the band room. Food for afternoon tea can delivered on the day. I will also need some volunteers to help with the raffle and afternoon tea prep and serve.

Band Workshop

I have some flyers from Mr Cameron Macdonnell, a highly recommended guitar teacher in Bundaberg, he is offering private workshops on improvising (mainly aimed at band instruments). If you are interested, please take a flyer from the PAP notice board or contact Cameron 0419 729 998 or visit the studio at 29 Takalvan Street, West Bundaberg.


Photos of all instrumental music groups and choir will be taken from next week for the College magazine following morning rehearsals for most groups. Choir and vocal ensemble photos will be taken on Monday morning 28 October. Boys, please wear your ties.


Please email me if your child/ren are not able to attend a rehearsal.

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

Mrs Robyn Edgar
Instrumental Music Coordinator

2019 Dance Night

Dance Night is a showcase of classwork and extra-curricular performance pieces from across years 7 to 12. It is a high energy, fun evening of dance that encompasses all genres, from Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Classical and Entertainment, as well as solos from the graduating class of 2019.

2 Nights only!
Friday 1 November 2019 7:00 PM
Saturday 2 November 2019 7:00 PM
Shalom College Performing Arts Precinct

Tickets available now!
$12 General Admission
$10 Student/Pensioners
+ Booking Fees

Quiet Achiever

Kasey Cunningham

Kasey Cunningham is an active member of the Shalom Concert Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra.

Kasey contributes greatly to these ensembles and obviously the time taken for these rehearsals, added to this, further practice when at home amounts to a great deal of time to ensure he doesn't miss a note. From early starts before school and many days of the week fine tuning his musical skills and then being able to attend the many performances by each of these bands is testament to his commitment during his time at Shalom.

Kasey gets involved in Pastoral Care activities and interacts with quite a number of students from Walsh House in a positive way.

Kasey goes about his daily activities and juggles band and school activities well. We wish Kasey all the best for his continued performances with the Shalom bands.



Mr Chris Roelofs
Walsh House Coordinator


Polocrosse Championships

From 5-8 September Jasmine & Emily Bowden participated in the 2019 QLD Club Polocrosse Championships at Wandoan.

There were 70 teams in attendance with 10 junior teams at the Championships.

Jasmine and Emily played together in the Wandoan Junior team who won the junior championship grade. Jasmine also won awards including best overall junior and champion Australian Stock Horse for the carnival.

Below is the link to the QLD Country Life article.

Queensland Representation

Kendal Dodd recently represented Queensland as an umpire at the School Sport Australia 12 years and Under Netball Championships in Canberra. This is a massive achievement and Kendal gained valuable experience umpiring at the National Netball Championships. Congratulations Kendal !!

Kendal Dodd

Wide Bay Surf League

Congratulations to the Shalom Surf lifesaving team who were the winners of the Wide Bay Surf League Carnival at Nielsons Beach on Thursday 19 September.

Congratulations also to 4 Age Champions from the 6 divisions.

Congratulations to-

Kobi Holden
William Zahn
Ky Woods
Sarah Nash

Thanks to John Davis and Simon Gills for organising our team along with Kev Crowley, Mick Harris, Blake Hornbrook, John Davis and all the club officials and safety volunteer staff for a great day.

Special Thanks to Michelle Moller for her outstanding manager duties all day with many changes of competitors all day and fill ins all day.

Australian Selection

Congratulations to our Staff member Sue Kendall who played in the QLD Masters Hockey team over the holidays and they won.

Sue has been selected for the Australian Masters team, which will travel to the UK next year.

Aussie - Aussie - Aussie !!!

Sue Kendall

Sue and her QLD team mates

Queensland Selection

During the holidays, Hannah Leggett gained selection in the QLD 16 years Softball squad. Congratulations Hannah!

Hannah Leggett

Show Jumping

Congratulations to Alexis Thwaite who won silver at PCQ State Show Jumping in Rockhampton over the holidays.

This is an outstanding achievement as Alexis had to compete in the 13 to 26 year old age group.

Mr Peter Robinson
Student Welfare
High Performance Program
After School Activities

Winter sport netball finals

After 6 weeks of competition, the Winter Netball Competition came to its conclusion yesterday at the Bundaberg Netball Park. Out of Shalom College’s eleven netball teams, eight teams participated in the finals competition yesterday.

Congratulations to the following teams who won their divisions:

Year 7/8 Social Division

Shalom 8 Black

Mrs Parton & Ms Davis

Year 9 Competitive Division

Shalom 9 Red

Mrs Pearson MVP – Macey Egan

Well done to all of the other Shalom teams who made finals yesterday. Your sportsmanship was excellent and you represented the college with pride.

Year 7/8 Competitive Division

Shalom 8 Red


Eve Scott & Jordyn Mason

Shalom 7 Blue


Mrs Blinco

Year 9 Social Division

Shalom 9 Blue


Ms Gorza

Year 9 Competitive Division

Shalom 9 Black


Mr Kaufusi

10/Open Social Division

Shalom Open Blue


Mr Ray

10/Open Competitive Division

Shalom Open Red


Mrs Fox

Thank you to all of the wonderful coaches who gave up their time to coach a netball team this year – Mrs Fox, Mr Ray, Mr Kaufusi, Mrs Munckton, Ms Gorza, Ms Davis, Mrs Parton, Mrs Blinco, Nicola Johnson, Mackenzie Bennet, Eve Scott, Jordyn Mason, Casey Wigg and Chelsea Powis. Without your commitment, the students would not have an opportunity to participate in Winter Sport.

Many thanks to those students who stepped up and umpired for Shalom teams over the course of the competition – Annabel Roelofs, Rhys Crook, Kendal Dodd, Kasey Hess, Sarah Nash, Charlotte Boge, Tahlia Rach, Mackenzie Bennett, Tasman Harman, Ella Hurst.

Vicki Wilson State Finals

Our three Vicki Wilson teams had a big weekend of netball action in Brisbane at the State Finals for the Vicki Wilson Netball Competition over the first weekend of the holidays.

Junior VW Team

The girls found the going a bit tough Day one’s pool rounds, suffering losses to Canterbury College, Varsity College, St Peter Claver College and Rockhampton Grammar School. Unfortunately, this relegated them to the play off for positions 17-20 in the Junior VW Division. On Day 2, the girls came out firing and recorded hard fought wins over Tully SHS (35-24) and St Peters Lutheran College (29-24), but a loss to Mercy College. After a countback on goal percentages, our girls placed 19th overall - an awesome effort considering how many schools started the competition.

Senior VW Team

Looking to better last year’s Vicki Wilson placing, the senior girls played out of their skin during Day one’s pool rounds, recording strong wins against Mercy College and St Margaret Mary’s College, an amazing 3-goal win against netball powerhouse Helensvale SHS and a narrow loss to Fairholme College (who eventually finished 2nd place). In a very tough pool, Shalom, Fairholme and Helensvale all recorded 3 wins, so it came down to goal percentage to determine the teams going through to the Top 8 playoff. Unfortunately, the girls missed out on progressing to the Top 8 by 3 goals!! On Day 2, playing off for positions 9-16, the girls recorded a massive win against Pine Rivers SHS (41-15), before defeating St Margaret Mary’s (again) in the ‘semi-final’ (36-31). In their final game, Shalom played strongly to defeat Rockhampton Grammar School (37-30) and take out 9th position, bettering last year’s 14th placing. After only losing one game all weekend, it was tough to finish in 9th place, but the girls can hold their heads high.

Shalom Boys Team

It was so exciting to watch our young men take the court on Day 2 to play in the first ever Vicki Wilson Boys Competition. The only ALL male team to compete (thanks to their male coaching staff), the boys started out with a mixture of nerves and excitement, but grew in confidence over the course of the day. During their four team competition, the team recorded a close win against Chisholm Catholic College (20-18), a narrow loss to Stanthorpe SHS (20-15) and a nail-biting 20-20 draw against Southport SHS. This saw the team finish in a very credible 3rd place and presented with medals from the netball legend herself, Vicki Wilson. Considering where the team started when they were first selected at the beginning of Term 3, their performance over the weekend was amazing and they did all of Shalom College proud. The boys competition was such a success that Netball Queensland will be looking to expand the competition further in 2020. Our boys can’t wait to have another crack at it.

Check out the Shalom Instagram page for more photos and videos.

Congratulations to all of our netball players for the way you have conducted yourselves throughout the entire Vicki Wilson competition. A massive thank you must also go to the staff who guided these teams to the State Finals once again – Taleigha Batt, Maddy Batt, Chris Roelofs, David Gahan, Craig Hammermeister & Kevin Crowley. Without your passion for and commitment to netball, our students would be able to enjoy this competition, or achieve the success they have in 2019.

Shalom Junior Team

Shalom Senior Team

Shalom Men’s Team receiving their medals

Shalom Men’s Team

Mrs Melinda Pearson
Learning Area Coordinator – PE

Uniform Shop

For appointments please book online via the link below.

Boys ties are now avalible at $24 each.
Boys belts are now available in all sizes at $20 each.

Umbrella’s $35

Insulated cups $15
Keeps drinks Hot or Cold for 3 hours

A limited supply of Shalom Umbrellas are available for purchase at $35 each, along with Insulated Cups and Travel Mugs for $15.

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.

Mrs Leanne Barker
Uniform Shop Manager

Date Claimers

Tuesday 15 October

Wednesday 16 October

Year 7 immunisations - Round 2

Thursday 17 October

Friday 18 October

Saturday 19 October

Strings and Choral Concert (Holy Rosary Church)

Sunday 20 October

Monday 21 October

QCAA Verification Meetings

Student – Free Day

Year 7-9 Core Studies Learner Conferences

Tuseday 22 October

Spring Music Concert

Wednesday 23 October

Senior Indigenous Graduation Mass

Get Smart Concert

Get Smart Concert Evening Performance

Thursday 24 October

Friday 25 October

Tuesday 15 October

Wednesday 16 October

Year 7 immunisations - Round 2

Thursday 17 October

Friday 18 October

Saturday 19 October

Strings and Choral Concert (Holy Rosary Church)

Sunday 20 October

Monday 21 October

QCAA Verification Meetings

Student – Free Day

Year 7-9 Core Studies Learner Conferences

Tuseday 22 October

Spring Music Concert

Wednesday 23 October

Senior Indigenous Graduation Mass

Get Smart Concert

Get Smart Concert Evening Performance

Thursday 24 October

Friday 25 October

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


15 October

Jeanette Tu


16 October

Help Needed Please


17 October

Merna Cook

Help Needed Please


18 October

Kylie Jarvis

Nereda Torok


21 October

Student Free Day


22 October

Help Needed Please


23 October

Help Needed Please


24 October

Merna Cook

Jacqueline Read


25 October

Jeff Freeman

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 20 October 2019

6:00am – 9:30am

Carol Barrazza

Lisa Christensen

Brenda Jay

9:00am – 12:30pm

Chris Dennien

Maria McMahon

Jacqueline Read

Sue Sargent

Sunday 27 October 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 3 November 2019

6:00am – 9:30am

Andrew Lucht

Janelle Test

9:00am – 12:30pm

Sharon Anderson

Katumaree Nablini

Sunday 10 November 2019

6:00am – 9:30am

Mary Buchanan

Helen/Matthew Mader

Cassie Savage

Steven Schiffke

9:00am – 12:30pm

Katie Davies

Patricia Rochford

Markets BBQ Roster

Sunday 20 October

Moore Park Beach State School P & C

Diane Patterson

Sunday 27 October

Shalom Rugby League

Neil Feather

Sunday 3 November

Shalom Rugby League

Neil Feather

Sunday 10 November

Blanket Buddies

B Donovan

Sunday 17 November

East Bundaberg Rotary

David Baldry

Community Notice Board

Catholic Parish Bulletin

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