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2 March 2020

Principal’s Reflection

If you feel like doing something really worthwhile and educative with your kids, make them sit with you and watch, ‘The Australian Dream’ on iView. Stan Grant has documented the story of AFL legend and former Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes. The trailer for the show is in the link below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRJkLgl56jk

Adam Goodes is an indigenous Australian. There is some tough viewing in this show. The level of racism this man faced playing the game he loved and one at which he excelled, is appalling. As a white Anglo-Saxon Australian, I found this very hard to watch. How can we, who live in such a wonderful country and one which prides itself on providing equal opportunities for all, have such an evident and awful underbelly of racism? We really need to do better. Our young people need to handle this issue much better than my generation has.

In the news again recently and with the footy season about to commence, there is renewed debate about the National Anthem. More indigenous and non-indigenous Australians are expressing their reservations about singing ‘for we are young and free’ when indigenous Australians have lived in this land for 60,000 years. Australia was not ‘born’ in 1788 when Arthur Phillip and a bunch of people who had absolutely no desire to be here, dragged themselves onto the shore of Botany Bay. This was not, as the English Government described, Terra Nullius. It was not an empty and unoccupied land. People had lived, worked, played, fought and loved here for millennia before the very dispirited members of the First Fleet arrived here in mid January in 1788. Similarly, I am not sure we are as good at living out a line in the second verse as we used to be – ‘For those who've come across the seas, We've boundless plains to share’.

It was reported in the press last week that there is a move to make some slight changes to the National Anthem that might address these concerns. Like the suggestion to move the date of Australia Day, I think these proposed changes have some real merit.

Mr Dan McMahon
Principal
McmahonD@shalomcollege.com

Newsletter Articles

Fitness Centre Closure

Please note that the Fitness Centre will be closed to students for the following dates and times. This is due to our qualified supervising staff being either at camp, involved in afternoon sport, scheduled meetings or on leave at these times. We apologise for any inconvenience, but do encourage students to be involved in Wednesday afternoon sport, so hope the impact will be slight on those days.

The Fitness Centre will be closed on the following dates

Tuesday 10 March (closed after school only)
Wednesday 11 March (closed before and after school)

Mrs Kim O’Shea-Hard
Assistant Principal – Staff
Kim_Hard@shalomcollege.com

Student Information

Formal News

A reminder that the Google form needs to be completed by today, 2 March please. If your son or daughter is not attending the Formal, let me know and then I will know not to chase you!

I have included the information given in the letter sent in an email to you earlier:

Please note transport arrangements – what is appropriate and what is not.

Some thought also needs to be given to transport arrangements. Our expectation is that students will arrive at the Formal by car. Trucks, golf buggies, trailers, motor bikes, helicopters and other 'gimmick' forms of transport are not considered to be an appropriate way for students to arrive at a formal function.

Helpful Strategies

Please take the time to read this information – good advice.

10 Strategies to help kids develop resilience

Resilience is the ability to ‘bounce back’ from life’s difficulties. For many young people it is vital to help them develop resilience strategies that promote well-being and develop coping mechanisms. Many resilient teenagers are seen as resourceful and are emotionally and mentally balanced.

Andrew Fuller is a clinical psychologist and Generation Next speaker - he describes resilience as “the happy knack of being able to bungy jump through the pitfalls of life – to rise above adversity and obstacles.”

Tips for building resilience in children*

  1. Make connections
    Teach children how to make friends and develop empathy. Encourage them to be a friend in order to get friends. At school, watch to make sure that one child is not being isolated. Connecting with people provides social support and strengthens resilience.
  2. Teach children to help others
    Children who may feel helpless can be empowered by helping others. Ask for help with a task they can master. At school, brainstorm with children about ways they can help others.
  3. Daily routine
    Following a routine can be comforting to children, especially younger children who crave structure in their lives. Encourage children to develop their own routines.
  4. Take a break
    Although it is important to stick to routines, endlessly worrying can be counter-productive. Show children how to focus on something besides what’s worrying them.
  5. Self-care for children
    Teach child the importance of making time to eat properly, groom themselves, exercise and rest. Children need ‘down time’ to relax, so make sure that not all free time is filled with a scheduled activity.
  6. Goals
    Teach children to set reasonable goals and move toward them one step at a time. Moving toward that goal and receiving praise for doing so will focus children on what they have accomplished.
  7. Nurture a positive self-view
    Help children remember ways that they have successfully handled hardships in the past and how this can help them handle future challenges. Help children learn to trust themselves to solve problems and make appropriate decisions.
  8. Be optimistic
    Even when children are facing very painful events, help them look at the situation in a broader context. A positive outlook enables children to see the good things in life and keep going even in the hardest times.
  9. Self-discovery
    Change and tough times are often when children learn the most about themselves. Help children to see that this is a good time to find out “what they are made of.” Change can be scary for young people, help them to see that change is part of life.
  10. Make home a safe haven
    In high school, taunting and bullying can intensify – home should be a haven, especially as your teen encounters more freedoms and choices and looks to home to be a constant, safe and emotionally secure place in his or her life.

Some teen support tips for parents of students in Years 11 & 12:

In this article Andrew outlines how to map out an ideal week. Without this plan, he says, teenagers are simply left with doing what they like when they feel like it – and generally this does not include studying.

Not surprisingly, he notes, teens may also need to discuss minimising distractions – excessive social media use, listening to music while studying, multi-tasking or chatting with friends online.

Here are a few ideas for coming through these years flourishing, and having everyone’s dignity intact.

Develop a System:

Parents have a vital role in helping students:

manage time
manage energy
manage stress
manage to get everything in at the right time and in the right place.

In addition to this you have to manage yourself.

Developing the System

Regular planned times for study throughout the year creates better results. Short regular sprints of learning are more effective than long study marathons. To create this, you need to work out a system.

Sit down with your teenager and map out an ideal week, including:

times for sleeping (at least eight hours a night)
times for unwinding and relaxing
best breakfast foods
the best times for study
the best time of the week for consolidating notes and extending memory
time to catch up with friends
required school hours
time for part-time work (less than 10 hours a week)
how to handle invitations around exam times

Without a plan, you are simply left with doing what you like when you feel like it, and often, feeling like studying is not probably the most likely emotion in teenagers’ lives.

Study sprints should be ideally 20 minutes long and never longer than 50 minutes, with a 10 minute break between study sessions.

Usually on the weekend, have some time set aside for organising information and testing memory of new information.

Patiently, talk through the system until you all feel that you have the best plan. Ask them how often you should remind them of the system when they don’t seem to be following it.

You may also need to discuss minimising distractions – excessive social media use, listening to music while studying, multi-tasking or chatting with friends online is not compatible with studying. Multi-tasking is just splitting your attention and means you’ll need to study four times longer than you need to.

As a parent of a VCE student, keep yourself informed. Come to information sessions and parent-teacher meetings yourself. Stressed students don’t always store detailed information well, so take notes of key dates and requirements.

Steering Students Back to the System

It is hard to get through Year 11 or Year 12 without some meltdowns. When a meltdown occurs, rather than starting a long conversation about it or providing a motivational pep talk, think about what your student needs. Food? Rest? Exercise? Some social time? Try to quietly arrange for this to occur.

How to Deal with the Catastrophic Thinking

Pacifying or reassuring the unsettled VCE student is a fine art. Acknowledge to yourself in advance that anything you are likely to say is probably going to be heard as the ‘wrong thing’.

Generally, what you do is more important than what you say. Providing meals, comfort and for some, reassuring hugs is often more powerful than words.

Some teens ‘freeze up with fear’ and want to avoid schoolwork completely. Try to avoid getting into lengthy debates about the merits of the current educational system or their own intellectual ability. Instead, go back to basics. Feed them. Hydrate them. Rest them. Then gently bring them back to the topic.

Ask them to tell you what they do understand about an issue. They will initially begin with, ‘I know nothing’. Say to them, ‘Well, tell me what you think you know.’ Slowly rebuild confidence.

What to do when the System Breaks Down

When you are planning the system, develop a rule of ‘never miss twice’. We know there are days when even the most well thought through system falls into tatters. Accept this but also plan never to miss twice. For example, I can take a complete break from my study routine for one day but not for two days in a row.

Around August is the most common time for students to become disheartened and lose motivation. However, the work done in August and September probably adds more to the final results that any other stage of the year. The reason is that by this time most of the basics have been covered and we are now able to add the higher order thinking and deepen understanding.

If taking on new information seems too much at this time, go through the process with them of organising information, drawing up flow charts, making memory aides and consolidating notes.

What if my Teenager won’t Listen to me?

Have a confidential chat with one of their key teachers so that they can have a conversation with your teenager directly about their progress and study strategies.

How to Deal with the Build up to Exams

Here is the time to trust the system. Keep things as calm and consistent as you possibly can. Ensure that your teenager has enough sleep, good food, exercise and social time.

Consider ceasing part-time work in the lead up to exams. Also discuss not using or at least lessening the use of social media sites.

If your family has major birthdays during this period it may be worth delaying celebrations until after the exam period.

It is not the end of the world.

Your teenager’s Year 12 result is not their future. There are many other more important determinants of success and happiness in life.

Many people who did not get the Year 12 results that they wanted find careers where they thrive.

Above all, remain calm and believe in your teenager. Adding an anxious parent to a panicking teenager is always a recipe for disaster.

Andrew Fuller is a clinical psychologist specialising in wellbeing of young people and their families. Copyright Andrew Fuller

Year 7 Camps – Term 2

In the camp program the Year 7s go canoeing on the second day. I cannot stress enough that the students must make sure they are sun safe, particularly on this day.

Because they are on the water most of the day, please make sure that your child has a long sleeved shirt (an old one of dad’s or mum’s) and long pants, plus a wide brimmed hat; caps are not sufficient. This is VERY important.

We are finding that some students are not reapplying sunscreen when directed to do this by the teachers. Can I ask you to reinforce with your child that they must take responsibility for applying/reapplying sunscreen.

I would appreciate your assistance in this matter – the last thing we want is sunburnt kids.

Mrs Elizabeth Austin-Campbell
Deputy Principal
acampbelle@shalomcollege.com

Curriculum

NAPLAN Online

Our students in Years 7 and 9 will undertake NAPLAN Online in May this year for the first time. The online testing can be scheduled over nine days, as opposed to the paper testing which was over four days. Moving to NAPLAN Online brings many advantages, including a test design that offers assessment items tailored to students’ knowledge and current skill level.

Students will also participate in two practice tests scheduled from March 24th to March 26th. This is an excellent opportunity to fine tune any technical and logistical issues, as well as familiarise students and teachers with the online testing process. The practice test is not an assessment of student knowledge and there will be no reporting of student results.

Parents and caregivers of students in these NAPLAN year levels need to be aware of important information relating to privacy, which can be found on the NAPLAN Online Queensland website’s parent information page

https://naplanonline.qld.edu.au/getting-ready/parent-information

Our Year 7 students will use their laptops for testing whilst Year 9 students will complete testing on Shalom computers in our computer labs. All students MUST have headphones or earphones to undertake the online NAPLAN testing. This is the responsibility of families to ensure that students have their earphones or headphones for all test days. These headphones/earphones must have a 3.5mm standard jack. Wireless headphones (e.g. Apple air pods) are not compatible. If you need to purchase headphones or earphones, we suggest you do this as soon as possible given there is currently a shortage due to factory closures in China as a result of the Coronavirus.

If you have any concerns about NAPLAN online, please contact Megan Munckton, Middle School Coordinator.

Email - Megan_Munckton@shalomcollege.com

Mrs Gail Norris
Assistant Principal – Curriculum
Gail_Norris@shalomcollege.com

Mission

Induction

Our Year 12 Induction Ceremony was held last week. We were very lucky to have our Bishop Michael attend. The Year 12s proudly received their Leadership Badges and Ties and pledged to do their best to lead our College this year.

The theme for our year, and this celebration was Kites, and just as a kite is lifted by the wind to reach great heights, so too can we be lifted by the Holy Spirit to fly high and achieve great things.

Wishing our Year 12 cohort and their families a wonderful 2020.

Lent

Our focus this Lent is to Be Kind. Already some of our students have written kindness notes to staff and to other students expressing their gratitude. Others are planning to assist individuals or groups who are not as lucky as we are by collecting useful items to distribute. Yet others are going visit people who don’t get many visitors. I am really looking forward to seeing many more great acts of kindness in the coming weeks.

Remember “There’s no such thing as a small act of kindness – even the tiniest gesture has a ripple effect.”

Mrs Mary Taylor
Assistant Principal – Mission
TaylorM@shalomcollege.com

ANZAC Day

We are inviting interested Shalom Staff / Students / Parents and Friends to participate with Shalom College at the Bargara Service and/or Bundaberg Civic Service for Anzac Day.

Anzac Day is the solemn day of remembrance of those Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who have fought and died for their country, and is marked annually on the anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War.

ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day is the anniversary of the landing of troops from Australia and New Zealand on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, in World War I on April 25, 1915. Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service, past and present.

Students, as you will be representing the College, it is important to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Formal uniform with polished shoes, neat hair
  • Formal hat (borrow if yours is not in good condition)
  • NO chewing gum
  • Sleepers or studs ONLY
  • Bottled water (It is often a very hot day.)
  • Apply sunscreen before marching

There are two opportunities to march on ANZAC DAY

(Students may attend one or both services)

  1. Bargara Dawn Service (roll call at 5:00 am)
  2. Bundaberg Civic Service (roll call at 8:00 am)

Staff, Parents and Friends, if you plan on marching with Shalom College, please meet at the designated time and place and please wear corporate attire, of a similar standard to students.

If you are marching at Bargara, please meet at 5:00 am at Bargara Service Station and report to Mr Robinson for roll marking.

If you are marching in Bundaberg, please meet outside Indulge Cafe (near Target) at 8:00 am and report to Mr Robinson for roll marking.

At the conclusion of the ceremonies, students will be dismissed from the memorial site. Please arrange to collect your student from there.

Your attendance is much appreciated.

Please complete the form below to register.

https://forms.gle/hDgP5GRGiJbGruSJ9

More details will be posted and emailed as they become available.

Mr Peter Robinson
Student Welfare
High Performance Program
Peter_Robinson@shalomcollege.com

Family Zone Spot Sheild is Coming!

Since Family Zone’s filtering technology has been partnered with Shalom College for 2 years now, it is time to ensure it is on every student device brought to the College. Coming soon, when your child accesses the school’s network they will be required to install Family Zone’s application (if not yet installed).

The application ensures school policy is applied during school time whether your child is connected to the school’s network or not (such as through mobile hotspotting).

To find out more Click Here:

https://www.familyzone.com/au/schools/hotspotting

If you are having any issues getting your account or devices setup, go to the link below where you will find helpful videos and a number for telephone assistance.

http://familyzone.com/shalom-qld

2020 Immunisation program for Year 7 and Year 10

Shalom College is participating in Queensland Health’s annual School Immunisations Program. All Year 7 and Year 10 students will be offered free vaccinations as recommended on the National Immunisation Program to protect against vaccine preventable diseases. In 2020, Year 7 students will be offered human papillomavirus (HPV) and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination. Year 10 students will be offered meningococcal ACWY vaccination.

The vaccinations will be conducted by a team of authorised and registered nurses from OzCare.

The Shalom College 2020 clinic dates are

Round 1 - Year 7 HPV1 & Year 7 dTpa – Monday 16 March and Tuesday 17 March
(note, due to large number of students this clinic is now over two days)

Round 2 - Year 7 HPV2 – Monday 12 October and Wednesday 14 October
Round 1 – Year 10 Meningococcal ACWY – Monday 30 March

Parents are encouraged to ensure their children have breakfast on the morning of the vaccination.

Ozcare will contact all guardians directly to if a student (with a completed and returned consent form) did not attend the Shalom clinic session.

Year 7 and 10 Catch Ups Clinic will be scheduled at Ozcare, date to be advised.

For further information about the School Immunisation Program please call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit the link below or click on the following links; immunisation through the school program

http://www.health.qld.gov.au/immunisation

The following resources are also available for you

https://beta.health.gov.au/resources/videos/hpv-animation-video-for-students

https://beta.health.gov.au/resources/videos/hpv-vaccine-preventing-human-papillomavirus-hpv-cancers-and-diseases-by-vaccination-parent-video

The Public Heatlh Act 2005 requires the school principal to disclose student ant parent, legal guardian or authorised person information for eligible year 10 immunisation provider if requested.

Year 7 2021

Please note the change of date for the College Open Day – this event will now take place on Friday 20 March.

Students at our Catholic Primary Schools will receive a personalised enrolment package in the early March.

Mrs Georgia Halpin
Community Relations Officer
Georgia_Halpin@shalomcollege.com

Absentees

FOR ALL ABSENTEES

Preferred option is Email absentees@shalomcollege.com 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.

Pathways

Last week Mr McMahon addressed the attention tertiary ranking systems received in the media and how this data is incorrectly used as an indicator of Queensland’s best schools. We were posed the following questions and thought that, along with our responses, they were worth sharing.

1. Do you believe that while the efforts of ATAR students is commendable, it often overshadows achievements in other areas, such as sport, the arts, as well as trades, ranks etc.?

Only if we allow this to happen. We all have the ability, and the responsibility, to celebrate all successes, use appropriate language and encourage young people to explore their individual strengths and interests.

2. The External Examinations, ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) and rank system will no doubt add a lot of pressure to students in senior years. What practices does Shalom put in place to ensure the mental health of students is not jeopardised by this?

Senior school can be stressful for all students, irrespective of their chosen subjects. School based apprentices may be working in trades one school day each week, and then have to front up to school the following day to catch up on work they missed. Students studying at Tafe must navigate a new learning environment and online learning platform, secure work placement and juggle their school work. Shalom College has a qualified Social Worker and Psychologist on staff. We also have a very strong pastoral care system, Campus Minister and Pathways Coordinator. Some students may also be eligible for timetable relief and to participate in supervised study sessions.

3.  What would you like to say to previous students / what advice would you give future students looking at choosing electives or nearing the end of their school years?

To past students: “See? It all turned out ok didn’t it?!” The answer is not always instant. We might need to try different things to find the thing that flicks the switch for us. Research is paramount. We have so much information at our fingertips - use it. Talk to different people about their jobs – we all love to share. Participate in work experience. Explore what you enjoy.

4.  Are you able to provide data for students undergoing a trade, or who are going for an ATAR / rank this year? Have trades and vocational education become more popular over the years?

It is too early to fully analyse the 2020 data, but if we look at our 2019 data we had 50% of our students eligible for tertiary ranking and 50% equipped with a vocational qualification.

2020 sees 417 students in Years 11 and 12; and 67 of them are engaged in external learning opportunities such as school based apprenticeships, traineeships or Tafe. We also have 211 senior students completing internal vocational qualifications. We are definitely enjoying a rise in students engaging in a wide variety of learning opportunities to explore their strengths and interests, and as a school we work hard at ensuring students have the opportunity to do so.

5.  What does the future hold for academics in schools? I believe this is the last year that QCS and OPs will exist?

2019 saw the last of the OP students graduate, and we are now operating within the new curriculum. Shalom offers a broad range of subjects internally and externally, meaning we have students engaged in subjects as broad as Aeronautics to Childcare. As opportunities for students to study a wide variety of subject matter increases, schools become dynamic and exciting than ever before. I am sure this makes us better able to produce young people equipped with the skills and knowledge to meet the demands of a changing workforce. ATAR versus Vocational Education is irrelevant.

I am sure that you will all agree that it is wonderful to see not only increased opportunities for our students to explore their interests and talents, but to see them all being recognised and celebrated.

Construction Industry Safety White Card Course

If you are considering seeking employment or work experience in the construction industry you are required by law to successfully complete a General Safety Induction course (White Card). This course is only delivered face to face, in one day workshops.

We have Blue Dog Training delivering the White Card here at Shalom on Wednesday 18th March (all day). Cost is $69 each, and students must pay at the Finance Office (main office building) before the 18th March.

If you are in Year 12 and thinking about employment in the construction industry, this course should be a priority because we may not run another course this year. If you are a Year 11 Certicate I Construction student please do not register your interest because this will happen as part of the course and your Teacher will give you instructions. If you are completing a Tafe course please check with your Trainer because you might complete the White Card within your course.

Secure your place at the following link – spaces are limited so be quick

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeU0ZONZsT1qLQVZvB9yr2_fa7urRF1afmWG5RCcDPdy4LRQw/viewform

The Pathways Team
Mrs Liza O’Donnell, Mrs Kathy Laing & Mrs Julia Fox
Liza_ODonnell@shalomcollege.com
LaingK@shalomcollege.com
Julia_Fox@shalomcollege.com

Maths Pathway Parent Information Evening

Year 7 Core Studies A teachers will present an information session for families in Year 7 and new families in Year 8 to the College. This session is to introduce families to the Maths Pathway Program. It is strongly encouraged to bring your student and their school laptop to the session.

Details are listed below

Date

March 10 2020

Time

5:00-6:00pm

Location

Performing Arts Theatre

What to bring

Your student and their school device (iPad or laptop)

Mr Mitchell Smith
Core Studies A Coordinator
SmithM@shalomcollege.com

Quiet Achiever


Nicholas Bacon

Year 8 Student Nicholas Bacon is this week’s Quiet Achiever for Adam’s House. Nicholas always offers his assistance and gets very much involved in the Adams House spirit. Whenever I deal with Nicholas he is always polite and is very enthusiastic.

Mr Joe O’Driscoll
Adams House Coordinator
ODriscoJ@shalomcollege.com

Colour Fun

Year 8 Camps

Europe Trip Fundraiser

Our Year 10-12 Shalom history students are embarking on a study tour to Germany, Hungary, Austria and Greece in the 2020 September school holidays.

The students will be busy holding a number of fundraising events in the lead up to subsidise part of the tour cost. We are hoping to engage local businesses to make a tax deductible donation towards purchasing polo shirts for the students to wear on the trip.

With this in mind, we are eager to find sponsors willing to donate between $250-$1000 towards the shirts and in return we will place the business name or logo on the shirts.

Alternatively, if you are able to assist us with a donation towards a prize for a Mother’s Day Raffle, it would be greatly appreciated.

I can be contacted on 4155 8111 or via email: karli_lancaster@shalomcollege.com

Mrs Karli Lancaster
karli_lancaster@shalomcollege.com

Sport

Shalom College Swimming Carnival 2020

Age Champions

12 Years

Female: Kasey Krueger (Adams)

Male:

Xavier Ulbl (Adams)

13 Years

Female: Georgie Stephenson (Walsh)

Male:

Sam Brosnan (Adams)

& Freddie Collins (McAuley)

14 Years

Female: Taylar Krueger (Adams)

Male

Kobi Holden (Hogan)

15 Years

Female: Bailey Grigg (McAuley)

Male

Lachlan Stevenson (Lingiari)

16 Years

Female: Jaime Krueger (Adams)

Male:

Joshua Booth (MacKillop)

17 Years

Female: Sarah Nash (Lingiari)

Male:

Tobias Street (Walsh)

18+ Years

Female: Jasmine Dooley (Walsh)

Male:

Thomas Pascoe (Lingiari)

Champion House

ADAMS

(6.387)

HOGAN

(6.271)

MACKILLOP

(6.165)

Records

Kasey Krueger (Adams) broke the 12 Years Girls 50m Backstroke record of 43.47secs that was held by Sarah Nash in 2015. Kasey set a new record of 38.05secs

Jaime Krueger (Adams) broke the 16 Years Girls 50m Backstroke record of 35.03secs that was held by Susan Bass in 2010. Jaime set a new record of 33.38secs.

Kasey Krueger (Adams) broke the 12 Years Girls 50m Butterfly record of 37.33secs that was held by Sarah Nash in 2015. Kasey set a new record of 35.36secs

Jaime Krueger (Adams) broke the 16 Years Girls 50m Butterfly record of 31.79secs that was held by Keisha Pearson in 2000. Jaime set a new record of 29.66secs.

Kasey Krueger (Adams) broke the 12Years Girls 50m Freestyle record of 34.37secs that was held by Sarah Nash in 2015. Kasey set a new record of 31.37secs

Tobias Street (Walsh) broke the 17 Years Boys 50m Breaststroke record of 34.88secs that was held by Sean Williams in 2000. Tobias set a new record of 33.35secs

Wide Bay Representatives

10- 12 Years Trials

Kasey Krueger

Swimming

Rohan Wooldridge

Golf

13-19 Years Trials

Matthew Jackson

Cricket

Edward Ryan

Cricket

Brendan Grills

Cricket

Kynan Hard

Cricket

Colby Thompson

Softball

Hannah Leggett

Softball

Nahum Pascoe

Rugby Union

Mitchell McCallum

Rugby Union

Hamish Corpe

Tennis

Frances Corpe

Tennis

Jayden D’Addario

AFL

Jude Sheppard

AFL

Jasmyn Matthews

AFL

Zoe Stone

AFL

Taylar Krueger

Swimming

Jaime Krueger

Swimming

Tobias Street

Swimming

Jack Wooldridge

Golf

Kate McFarlane

Golf

Amara Burns

Golf

Lachlan Stevenson

Triathlon

Maya McCrystal

Triathlon

Holly Stone

Triathlon

Mr Simon Gills
Sports Coordinator
GillsS@shalomcollege.com

PonyClub

Congratulations to Year 7 Student Charlie Thorne. Charlie recently had a great weekend for her first Pony Club Qld competition back for 2020.

Saturday Charlie won

Champion 11-13 Show Jump Equitation riding FABIO (14 competitors)

And 5th overall in her Pop’s palomino mare Sheza (14 competitors)

Sunday Charlie had two unlucky rails and that put her in tying for 3rd overall riding FABIO in the 80cm group (5th overall after countback) (8 in the class)

And 5th overall with Sheza in the 70cm class (14 in the class)

Charlie travelled to Gympie yesterday for her first time representing Shalom College at her first EA Interschool Equestrian Competition held by Victory College held at Gympie Showgrounds.

Results

70cm riding ’Sheza Mabo’ (9 entries)
2nd AM5
3rd Power & Speed
⭐️Overall Champion

90cm riding ‘Witz FABIO’ (20 entries)
2nd Power & Speed
6th AM5 (1 rail in 1m jump off)
⭐️Overall Runner Up Champion

Both horses qualified for State.

Interschool Regional Champs at Caboolture next weekend.

Charlie took both her horses - Fabio and Sheza.

Charlie Thorne

Lifesaving

Four Shalom College students Ky Woods, Rachel McDonald, Caiden Everingham, Summer Woods, along with past Shalom student Erin Gibson, competed recently at the State Surf Rescue Championships held on 15 February at Mooloolaba.

Ky and Summer competing for the Bundaberg Surf Lifesaving Club, Rachel and Caiden competing for Elliott Heads Surf Lifesaving Club, while Erin now trains and competes for the Dicky Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.

Awesome efforts and result across all competitors over the weekend.

Ky Woods 1st U17 Male Champion Lifesaver
Rachel McDonald 9th U17 Female Champion Lifesaver
Caiden 4th U14 Male Champion Lifesaver
Summer 7th U14 Female Champion Lifesaver
Erin 5th Open Female Champion Lifesaver and 6th Open First Aid Competition
Champion Lifesaver is an all round event comprising of a theory paper, CPR/live patient assessment and Four physical events including board, swim, sprint and tube swim.

This was a qualifying event for the upcoming Australian Titles to be held at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast in April which Ky has qualified for.

Ky Woods, Caiden Everingham, Summer Woods and Rachel McDonald

Hockey

Both Sam Aitkenhead and Ryley Stevens have recently been selected in Qld Hockey Teams.

Ryley under 18 (Nationals in Launceston) and Sam under 15 (Nationals in Bathurst in April).

BDSSS

Shalom Touch Football

TEAM

OPPOSITION

SCORE

MVP

7/8 BOYS SHALOM WHITE

V

Shalom Blue

LOSS 8-1

Rome CARRARA

7/8 BOYS SHALOM BLACK

V

Shalom Red

LOSS 6-1

Joshua SLATER

7/8 BOYS SHALOM BLUE

V

Shalom White

WIN 8-1

Charlie PACKWOOD

7/8 BOYS- SHALOM RED

V

Shalom Black

WIN 6-1

Dane ZARDUS

9/10 BOYS SHALOM WHITE

v

BSHS

LOSS 10-0

Fionn HOUSTON

9/10 BOYS SHALOM BLACK

v

Kepnock

WIN 7-1

Thomas MORCOM

9/10 BOYS SHALOM RED

v

St Luke’s

WIN 9-1

Nick MASON

11/12 BOYS SHALOM RED

v

GGSHS

WIN 5-1

Ryan MANT

7/ 8 GIRLS SHALOM RED

v

Shalom Black

WIN 10-0

Olivia KLOWSS, Zoe STONE

7/8 GIRLS SHALOM BLACK

v

Shalom Red

LOSS 10-0

Ellehra WILKIN

9/10 GIRLS SHALOM WHITE

v

BSHS

WIN 4-2

Tahli BARETTA

9/ 10 GIRLS SHALOM BLACK

v

GGSHS

WIN 12-1

Chloe O’NEILL

Tegan MASON

11/ 12 GIRLS SHALOM RED

V

Shalom Black

LOSS 4-1

Jade KRIEGER

11/ 12 GIRLS SHALOM BLACK

v

Shalom Red

WIN 4-1

Ruby-Ann TOBIN

TEAM

OPPOSITION

SCORE

MVP

7/8 BOYS SHALOM WHITE

V

Shalom Blue

LOSS 8-1

Rome CARRARA

7/8 BOYS SHALOM BLACK

V

Shalom Red

LOSS 6-1

Joshua SLATER

7/8 BOYS SHALOM BLUE

V

Shalom White

WIN 8-1

7/8 BOYS- SHALOM RED

V

Shalom Black

WIN 6-1

Dane ZARDUS

9/10 BOYS SHALOM WHITE

v

BSHS

LOSS 10-0

Fionn HOUSTON

9/10 BOYS SHALOM BLACK

v

Kepnock

WIN 7-1

Thomas MORCOM

9/10 BOYS SHALOM RED

v

St Luke’s

WIN 9-1

Nick MASON

11/12 BOYS SHALOM RED

v

GGSHS

WIN 5-1

Ryan MANT

7/ 8 GIRLS SHALOM RED

v

Shalom Black

WIN 10-0

Olivia KLOWSS, Zoe STONE

7/8 GIRLS SHALOM BLACK

v

Shalom Red

LOSS 10-0

Ellehra WILKIN

9/10 GIRLS SHALOM WHITE

v

BSHS

WIN 4-2

Tahli BARETTA

9/ 10 GIRLS SHALOM BLACK

v

GGSHS

WIN 12-1

Chloe O’NEILL

Tegan MASON

11/ 12 GIRLS SHALOM RED

V

Shalom Black

LOSS 4-1

Jade KRIEGER

11/ 12 GIRLS SHALOM BLACK

v

Shalom Red

WIN 4-1

Ruby-Ann TOBIN

Mr Peter Robinson
Student Welfare
High Performance Program
Peter_Robinson@shalomcollege.com

Cricket

Captain Harrison Johnson, Matthew Parker and Benjamin Smith each shone with bat and ball as Shalom made it back-to-back wins to start the Years 9-10 Cricket competition with a hard-fought nine-run victory over Bundaberg Christian College (BCC) last Wednesday.

Continuing on from his half-century in round one, No. 3 Matthew anchored the innings with 28 but when he was superbly caught to make it 4-59 in the 12th over, we were in trouble.

However, Benjamin and Harrison added an unbroken partnership of 40 runs in 3.2 overs to get us up to a competitive 4-99 from our 15 overs.

BCC staged a good run chase and when they reached 2-83 in 12 overs, they were in total control but Harrison, Matthew and Benjamin bowled the last three overs brilliantly, taking 1-4, 1-0 and 0-2 respectively to restrict them to 4-90.

Thanks also to year 7 student Kodee Pole who helped out as we only had 9 of the regular players, and he also did well.

In the year 7-8 division, the Shalom Red team also posted their second win, proving far too strong for Kepnock, winning by 85 runs, while Shalom Black picked up the points on an Isis forfeit.

Shalom Red provided a couple of players to Kepnock to even the numbers but Kepnock could only manage a total of 36 runs with opener Riley Quinn, Tobias Lamond and River Felstead claiming two wickets each.

In reply, Shalom Red achieved victory in the fourth over before going on to finish at 4-121.

Benjamin Wilson, who had bowled a wicket-maiden, completed a good double by opening the batting and being retired after scoring 18, while River was retired on 17.

Year 9-10: Shalom 4-99 (Matthew Parker 28, Benjamin Smith 14no, Harrison Johnson 13no) d BCC 4-90 (Harrison Johnson 3-0-10-1, Benjamin Smith 2-0-10-1, Matthew Parker 3-0-13-1).

Year 7-8: Shalom Red 4-121 (Benjamin Wilson 18ret, River Felstead 17ret) d Kepnock 36 (Riley Quinn 2-1-3-2, Tobias Lamond 2-0-7-2, River Felstead 3-0-8-2, Simon Millett .4-0-0-1, Benjamin Wilson 1-0-1-1).

Harrison Johnson and Matthew Parker each produced dynamic doubles for the Shalom year 9-10 team

Shalom Black d Isis on forfeit

Mr Vince Habermann
Year 9-10 Coach & Shalom Cricket Coordinator
Vincent_Habermann@shalomcollege.com

Rugby League

On Wednesday 26 February, the First XIII rugby league team from Shalom College competed in the first Round of Qualifying for the Aaron Payne Cup (APC) 2020, which is the North QLD version of the NRL Cup. This is in contrast to the NRL Trophy that Shalom has traditionally competed in. Other schools that consistently compete in the NRL Cup (Aaron Payne Cup) include Kirwan SHS, Ignatius Park College, St Brendan’s College, The Cathedral College, Emmaus College, St Pat’s College, Mackay and Mackay SHS.

Never having played against this level of opponent before, Shalom organised a trial game against current APC team Mackay SHS and recorded an 18-12 loss, but each team scored three tries. This gave the group confidence against another regular APC team: Emmaus College, Rockhampton as we travelled to play them on Wednesday 26 February.

In very hot conditions, the Shalom Knights eased into the game with consistent completion of sets and gained confidence from solid defence. After scoring early, through a try to Connor Black and a conversion to Bradley Clarke, Shalom were forced to defend their try line for 14 continuous minutes. Immediately after withstanding a constant barrage of Emmaus attacking raids, Aaron Cunnington broke through the line and allowed Knights to make 70 meters and this appeared to break the hearts of the Emmaus players and supporters.

Some clumsy play, at the end of significant gains in attacking sets, prevented the scoring of more than just one try to Kynan Hard in the second half. Although desperate, the Emmaus team was never in the hunt in the second half as they were beaten 10-0 at home.

Shalom was well led in the game by many players, however, Chelson Diggins, Aaron Cunnington, Connor Black, Brendan Grills and Zander Kerr kept the team on the front foot in both attack and defence.

Shalom now move onto the second round of qualifying for the APC. That game will occur in Rockhampton on Wednesday March 3 against Rockhampton Grammar.

The Shalom Knights

Mr Neil Feather
Rugby League Coordinator
Neil_Feather@shalomcollege.com

Class of 1990 School Reunion

Shalom College Class of 1990, other students’ who attend with us between 1996-1990, teaching staff of Shalom and partners of guests, are all invited and warmly encouraged to attend our Bundaberg Shalom College 30 Year Celebration– Class of 1990 Reunion.

The Main Event

Saturday, 21 March
Spotted Dog Tavern, 217 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg
Starting @ 5.30pm until late

Tickets on sale via Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/shalombundaberg-30-year-reunion-the-main-event-tickets-90568967219

For further details contact Claire Lawrence (Woods) on 0418 147 035.

Catholic Schools Race Day 14 March 2020

Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are now on sale for the 2020 Catholic Schools Race Day, please click on the link below to purchase your tickets online.

https://www.trybooking.com/BGNQO

Our 2020 Race Day event will be our 15th. How time flies. For those who are new to our Schools and aren’t aware of our annual event, a committee of past and present Parents and Teacher representatives from our three Catholic Primary Schools and Shalom College combine to organise a relaxed and classy get together at Thabeban Park Racecourse.

The day is full of activity with the running of five local Races, Fashion Parade, Fashions of the Field competition, a huge Raffle with a bundle of excellent prizes, all under the comfort of our Private Marquee area with two bars catering for our 500 guests. Food supplied throughout the day is catered for by students, staff and volunteers from Shalom and the Bars and Gate are manned by volunteers from all four Catholic Schools. It is a wonderful opportunity to catch up with friends from the past and present of our Catholic School community and all money raised on the day is donated directly to the four schools for special projects of their choice. We have many very generous sponsors, some who have been supporting our event for its entire 14 years, and without them, along with our many volunteers, the day would not be the success it is.

At our upcoming event, the past students from Shalom, the 2010 and 2000 Year 12 cohorts are celebrating their 10 and 20 Year Reunions. Past students from the 1990 cohort are celebrating their 30 Year Reunion a week later here in Bundaberg, but also are welcome to double up on their celebration and join us at Thabeban Park.

I can be contacted on my Mobile 0419787279, or alternatively Mrs Teresa Cameron at Shalom College on 41558137 if there are any enquiries in relation to our Race Day regarding sponsorships, volunteering or ticket sales. Any past students looking for information in relation to their 10, 20 or 30 year reunions can contact the following representatives through the Facebook pages set up for their event or phone:

2010 Kurt Dempsey 0498 066 555
2000 Nadine Zunker 0409 060 366
1990 Claire Lawrence (nee Woods) 0418 147 035

Mr Peter O’Beirne
Catholic School Race Day Committee
Mobile 0419787279

Date Claimers

Tuesday 3 March

Year 8 Camp 7

Year 8 Camp 8

P&F AGM

Wednesday 4 March

Year 8 Camp 7

Year 8 Camp 8

Year 8 Camp 9

Summer Sport – Week 3

Thursday 5 March

Year 8 Camp 8

Year 8 Camp 9

Friday 6 March

Year 8 Camp 9

Colour Fun!

Term Dates for 2020

Term 1

28 January – 3 April

Term 2

20 April – 26 June

Term 3

13 July – 18 September

Term 4

6 October – 4 December

Breakfast

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 3 March

No volunteers, help required

Wednesday 4 March

No volunteers, help required

Thursday 5 March

Merna Cook

No volunteers, help required

Friday 6 March

No volunteers, help required

Monday 9 March

No volunteers, help required

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 – barkerl@shalomcollege.com

Sunday 8 March

6:00am – 9:30am

Mary Buchanan

Helen/Matthew Mader

Steven Schiffke

9:00am – 12:30pm

Patricia Rochford

Clinton/Rebecca Davenport

Sunday 15 March

6:00am – 9:30am

Suzanne Brown

Mark Morris

Gail/Michael Pimm

9:00am – 12:30pm

Angela Jackson

Wanita Ellis

Markets BBQ Roster

Sunday 8 March

Blanket Buddies

B Donovan

Sunday 15 March

Shalom Rugby Laegue

Neil Feather

Sunday 22 March

Relay for Life

Vince Habermann

Sunday 29 March

Cambodia

David Gahan

Sunday 5 April

Shalom Rowing

Gretta Waters

Community Notice Board

Catholic Parish Bulletin

Breast Screen Queensland

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