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9 March 2020

Principal’s Reflection

Sometimes people think that the Scriptures aren’t relevant to the modern world because they were written so long ago. The Scriptures and the Gospels are the stories of God and humanity interacting and they are the expression of how so many people found meaning and purpose in life. Last week’s Gospel is a very relevant example. We always hear this story from St Matthew’s Gospel in Lent each year. It is the story of Jesus going into the wilderness for 40 days and at the end of that time being tempted by the Devil. There were three temptations. The first, because Jesus was hungry, was for him to turn stones into bread. The second saw the Devil take Jesus to the roof of the Temple and encourage him to throw himself off and knowing that he would be caught by angels. In the third temptation, the Devil offered Jesus dominion over all the kingdoms of the world. Jesus declined all three. These were very real temptations for Jesus. To have all the food he wanted – to be absolutely self sufficient. To do something very publicly amazing – to be popular. And to have unlimited resources – to be fabulously wealthy. How many of us have been tempted similarly – to need no one or anything, to be popular and to be wealthy. The scriptures continue to be absolutely relevant to our lives and human experience. The season of Lent asks us to look honestly at how we live our lives and to see how we might do that better. We all get tempted by fame, wealth and self-sufficiency. The challenge for every one of us is to live our lives with integrity rather than pursuing popularity, to live simply so that all can simply live and to live our lives relationally.

Year 7 Enrolments 2021

If you have a child in Year 6 or you know someone who does and there is interest in enrolling at Shalom, please keep in mind the following dates –

Wednesday 11 March, 7pm – Year 7 Information Evening
Friday 20 March, 9.15 – 11.30 – College Open Day
Friday 8 May– Year 7 Enrolments close

For Shalom families particularly, please remember that having a child at Shalom does not guarantee a place for the next child. Everyone must adhere to the enrolment process.

The Catholic Schools Race Day is on this coming Saturday 14 March. This is always a great day. This year we welcome the Shalom graduating classes of 1990, 2000 & 2010 whom are invited back to celebrate their 30, 20 & 10 year reunions. Tickets available on-line from the link below.

https://www.trybooking.com/BGNQO

Covid 19 is very much in the news. We will do all that we are able to ensure that we are prepared as well as possible. The experts would tell us at the moment that the employment of some common sense is the best defence at the moment from infection. Practising good hand hygiene and sneeze/cough hygiene is the best defence against most viruses. This means specifically:

  • washing hands frequently with soap and water before and after eating, after going to the bathroom and if hands are visibly dirty
  • frequent use of alcohol-based hand gel throughout the day if soap and water are not available
  • coughing/sneezing into a tissue or covering coughs and sneezes with elbows and not hands
  • avoiding contact with others (touching, kissing, hugging, and other intimate contact) if feeling unwell
  • avoid touching your face as the virus on your hands cannot infect you, on your face, it can.

Bernie Kelly visit to Shalom

SHALOM ON KILIMANJARO AND TREKKING THE MIGHTY TRAIL TO EVEREST BASE CAMP

  • Information Hour Thursday evening 12 March in L13/L14 Lingiari Classrooms commencing at 6.30 pm.
  • In recent years, 96 Year 10, 11 and 12 Bundaberg students and family members mainly from Shalom have either stood on the summit of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania or trekked that mighty trail to Everest Base Camp in Nepal with Bernie Kelly’s Global Immersion. Most discovered a resilience they never knew they possessed, which has prepared them beautifully for the challenges of senior schooling and the game of life that follows.

  • Despite extraordinary adventures like trekking the World’s highest free standing mountain - Kilimanjaro, most participants report that the cultural exchange activity with peers from the great ‘Kibera’ slum in Nairobi and the School of St Jude in Arusha open their eyes to new paradigms that have shaped their lives forever.
  • Imagine meeting ‘the poorest of the poor’ and then three days later find yourself in a recording studio with them re-creating a remake of the 1970’s classic … WE ARE THE WORLD … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR1T3msvpSs
  • Imagine what one would learn from teaching and learning from 322 disabled students in Kathmandu, Nepal for whom you are building a brand new school, before completing that epic 13 day journey to Everest Base Camp. Many a student and parent have reported enhanced academic performances, simply because these trips offer a wider perspective on life and the world. They get rid of distractions and inspire greater focus on what is truly important.

  • You can hear all about these September and December opportunities on Thursday evening 12 March in L13/L14 Lingiari Classrooms commencing at 6.30 pm
  • Bernie Kelly will present you with all details, so that families can make informed decisions about their son or daughter’s participation. I recommend these opportunities to you.

Mr Dan McMahon
Principal
McmahonD@shalomcollege.com

Newsletter Articles

P & F Association

The Annual General Meeting of the Parents and Friends association will be held on Tuesday 17 March 2020 at 5.45pm in the Staff Common room. Everyone is welcome. All positions will be declared vacant on the night. If you would like to nominate for a position, please email the P&F secretary on pandf@shalomcollege.com. If you can’t make it on the night, but would like to be considered for a position, please include this information in the email. You can also nominate on the night. Looking forward to seeing everyone!!

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

Curriculum

Student Absences from school and assessment concerns

For all students, attendance is vital. It is very hard for even the most motivated student to keep up being at home. This is even more important for our Senior students under the new ATAR structures. Under the new QCE and QCIA Policy and Procedures (2019), students are NOT ELIGIBLE for AARA (Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments) of assessment items for events of students and parent/caregivers own choosing. This includes holidays and other non-school approved absences.

For Senior students (Years 11-12) who are absent on a school day immediately prior to or the day of an assessment, the policy states they will be required to substantiate this absence with a medical certificate or other certified documentation.

Please ensure that you are aware of this and avoid student absences during known assessment periods.

Student Assessment

The College aligns with QCAA policy, which states that assessment is to be submitted either before or on the due date. Dates are communicated to parents and students through the Parent Lounge / Student Café. If a student fails to submit a final response on the due date, the College’s assessment policy will be followed:

Years 7 – 10

A draft response (if applicable) or other authenticated student evidence is used to substantiate and award a result for that task. If there is no such evidence available, the student will be required to complete a Supplementary Session.

Years 11-12

If a student when enrolled in a subject does not submit a final response to an assessment and where evidence of authenticated student work is available (a draft or classwork), teachers will make judgments based on this evidence. If the student provided no evidence on or before the due date as specified by the assessment task and no other evidence is available, a student will receive a ‘Not-Rated’. This may result in students not receiving a QCE point for the Unit of Learning.

Senior exams are bound by the guidelines of QCAA Academic Integrity and Assessment Guidelines, your student may miss an opportunity to complete assessment if their absence does not relate to an approved absence, unforeseen illness or misadventure. Student undertaking Vocational Placement must attend school for exams regardless of trade placement days.

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 24 March to 26 March. 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

National Advice on Liturgical Implications in light of Coronavirus

Our Bishop Michael has shared with us guidelines that we have adopted when a liturgy is conducted. To follow is a brief summary of what we have put in place. If you would like to know more please contact me.

Holy Water has been removed from the font in our Chapel.

When exchanging the ‘Sign of Peace’ contact is avoided, instead we offer a smile, nod or wave.

All Ministers of Holy Communion clean hands prior to distribution.

Holy Communion will not be distributed from the Chalice

Holy Communion cannot be received on the tongue, only in the hands.

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

Catholic Schools Race Day 14 March 2020

Tickets Selling Fast

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

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 Shield 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.

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

Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

Year 12 students undertaking the Certificate II Engineering Pathways course have been fabricating a Rotisserie BBQ. Once the sheet has been cut out using the CNC Plasma Cutter, students then fold the panel to the required shape using the Hydraulic Panbrake. The BBQ is MIG welded together, prior to attaching the Rotisserie components.

The BBQ pit will be housed in a portable frame and painted in Pot Belly Black paint which is a heat resistant protective coating. Students are excited about the idea of taking one of these home to develop their culinary skills.

This project will equip the students with valuable skills for the workplace.

Are you interested in Metal Work and Engineering but don’t know what study is necessary to find a job in these fields? The Engineering Career Ladder provides information on the level of training required for a range of jobs and occupations to help get you into your dream career in this industry. The ladder separates occupations into four categories, and shows the education level required for each one. You can then go one step further and click on each occupation for an explanation of the duties and tasks involved in the position, the working conditions, the personal requirements, the employment opportunities and the study pathways related to the occupation.

Explore this and many other Career Ladders on the home page of the Shalom College Careers Hub. Scroll down until you find Career Ladders, then scroll across and select Engineering.

https://shalom-college.goodcareers.com.au/

The number of people working in Sheetmetal Trades is expected to grow in the five year period 2018-2023 and there are likely to be around 5000 job openings (about 1000 a year). For further exploration on Sheetmetal Trades and an overview of future job prospects, average weekly earnings, predicted industry growth and government data relevant to the industry go to the Australian Government Job Outlook

https://joboutlook.gov.au/Occupation?search=Career&code=3222

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 18 March (all day). Cost is $69 each, and students must pay at the Finance Office (main office building) before the 18 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 Certificate 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

Date Claimer - Defence Careers Information Session

Are you considering a career with the Navy, Army or Air Force? A defence careers information session will be held on Monday 16 March from 6.00pm – 8.00pm at the Bundaberg Multiplex, 1 Civic Avenue. This session will help you to learn more about the various roles available and chat to defence personnel to find out first-hand knowledge.

Save the date – Bundaberg YOU (Your Opportunities Unlimited) sessions Wednesday and Thursday 1 & 2 April, 2020.

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

Caitlin Cini

Caitlin Cini is a new Year Eight student to MacKillop House this year coming to Shalom from Isis District High School. She has certainly made an impressive start with her enthusiastic approach towards all House activities. She is a friendly and polite student who recently gained selection as one of MacKillop’s Junior Student Council Representatives. Caitlin is a young student who I’m sure will continue to be an asset for MacKillop House throughout your journey through Shalom.

Mrs Michelle Moller
MacKillop House Coordinator
MollerM@shalomcollege.com

Instrumental Music

Shalom College has an amazing music program that is open to students of all ability levels. Whether you have played before or are a beginner wanting to try something new we have something to suit you!

Lessons can be taken in the following studies:

Strings:

Violin

Viola

Cello

Double Bass

Woodwind:

Flute

Oboe

Clarinet

Bassoon

Saxophone

Brass:

Trumpet

French Horn

Trombone

Euphonium

Tuba

Other:

Percussion

Piano

Singing

Theory

With 13 musical ensembles and an exciting schedule of concerts, competitions and camps planned for 2020 now is a great time to join the program.

For more information please email Megan Hoban – Megan_Hoban@shalomcollege.com

Parents of current students please remember to email before 7.45am on the rehearsal day if your child is unable to attend so that conductors don’t send an email of concern to parents after the rehearsal.

Mrs Megan Hoban
Instrumental Music Teacher
Megan_Hoban@shalomcollege.com

Japan Club

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

Australian Cricket Team Selection

Congratulations to Year 8 Student Lucy Hamilton who has just competed at the U15 National Cricket Championships representing Queensland which were held in Canberra.

The Queenslanld girls won the Nationals last Tuesday after facing NSW in the Grand Final. Lucy had an outstanding Championships and to her surprise was selected in the Australian Team.

Prior to departing Brisbane for the Nationals Lucy was awarded ‘The Jodie Fields Young Cricketer Development Scholarship’.

This is such a fantastic and outstanding achievement!!

Congratulations Lucy!

Lucy Hamilton

Queensland Champion

Year 11 Student Kharla Hills competed on the weekend at the Qld Athletics State Championships in Brisbane. Congratulations to Kharla who competed in the following 3 events.

U/17 200m – made final – top 8
U/17 Long Jump – Bronze Medal
U/17 Triple Jump – GOLD Medal – QLD Champion – new personal best

This is an outstanding achievement !!

Kharla Hills

Equestrian

What a phenomenal weekend Year 7 Student Charlie Thorne and her horse ‘Witz Fabio’ had representing Shalom College at the ‘Wide Bay Interschool Queensland Regional Championships‘ held at Qld State Equestrian Centre.

Charlie competed in all 4 disciplines with outstanding results. (Combined Training, Dressage, Show Jump & Show Horse)

  • Champion Secondary Combined Training 80cm (20 entries)
  • Champion Secondary Overall Combined Training
  • Reserve Champion Secondary (Yr 7-12) 80cm Show Jump (35 entries)
  • 3rd Overall Secondary Prelim Dressage
  • Champion Intermediate Working Hunter
  • Champion Secondary Show Horse Overall

IQ WIDE BAY REGIONAL OVERALL HIGH POINT SECONDARY CHAMPION

Charlie will now represent Shalom at State for all these disciplines 27-30 June in Toowoomba

Charlie Thorne

BDSSS SWIMMING CARNIVAL RESULTS

Shalom totally dominated the 2020 Bundaberg District Secondary Schools Swimming Carnival at Norville Pool last Monday night, winning 50 of the 74 events, taking out eight of the 12 age championships and with team members establishing four of the five new records which were set.

Tobias Street (17-19 years boys), Krueger sisters Jaime (16 years girls) and Kasey (11-12 years girls), Kobi Holden (14 years boys) and Frederic Collins (13 years boys) each claimed clean sweeps of their divisions, winning all four strokes – freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly - for the maximum 64-points hauls.

Our other age champions were the third Krueger sister Taylar, who posted three wins and a second to amass 60 points to take out the 14 years girls’ title, Fletcher Ace, who racked up 59.5 points to pip team-mate William Zahn by a mere 0.5 points in the 16 years boys category, and Georgie Stephenson, who notched 61 points to be victorious in the 13 years girls’ group.

Taylar won the freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke and wound up fifth in butterfly, while Fletcher powered to victory in the butterfly, and picked up second in backstroke, dead-heated for second in freestyle and finished third in breaststroke, and Georgie won the freestyle, backstroke and butterfly and touched in fourth in breaststroke.

Tobias also shattered the long-standing record in 50m breaststroke, clocking 33.93sec to take 1.01 off the mark that had been set in 1995 by former Shalom nationals star Shane Kingston, who is now a top professional swimming coach in Rockhampton.

Kasey Krueger erased three records, which had been held by her elder sister Jaime, in 50m freestyle, backstroke and butterfly, with times of 31.02sec, 36.70sec and 34.70sec, lopping .39sec, a hefty 2.28sec and .73sec respectively off the old standards.

We had a further two age champions runners-up, Bailey Grigg (15 years girls) and Casey Giles (11-12 years girls), four age champion third placegetters, Ky Woods (17-19 years boys), Sarah Nash (17-19 years girls), Samuel Brosnan (13 years boys) and Jack Gaston (11-12 years boys), and one fourth place-getter, Jaslyn Phillips (13 years girls).

Bailey beat all comers in freestyle, backstroke and butterfly, while Sarah grabbed the freestyle, breaststroke and butterfly titles.

Tobias is preparing for the upcoming Australian age championships in Perth, along with Jaime Krueger, who has already also qualified for the Olympic selection trials, and Taylar Krueger.

William Zahn was also outstanding, grabbing the freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke treble, while Shalom’s other winner was Sarah Nash’s sister Emma who made the 15 years girls breaststroke her own.

Shalom also won eight of 12 4x50m freestyle relays, Tobias Street, Geordan Zunker, Thomas Pascoe and Ky Woods (17-19 years boys); Sarah Nash, Olivia Zunker, Rachel McDonald and Jasmine Dooley (17-19 years girls); William Zahn, Fletcher Ace, Bradley Balchin and Timothy Chaplin (16 years boys); Jaime Krueger, Hope Jarvis, Mikayla Condon and Letila Morris (16 years girls); Bailey Grigg, Ariana Ulbl, Tyla Royan and Emma Nash (15 years girls); Taylar Krueger, Kendall Ace, Maya McCrystal and Amelia Walsh (14 years girls); Frederic Collins, Samuel Brosnan, Joshua Lamont and Makelen Masterman-Smith (boys 13 years); Georgie Stephenson, Jaslyn Phillips, Jada Critchlow and Bree Royan (girls 13 years); Charlie Packwood, Jack Gaston, Xavier Ulbl and Parkka Perrotta-Dowling (boys 11-12 years), and Kasey Krueger, Casey Giles, Ashley Burgess and Duru Tosun (girls 11-12 years).

The 200m Medley Relays completed the program and Shalom put the icing on its night by scooping the pool in five of the six events – Thomas Pascoe, Tobias Street, Geordan Zunker and Ky Woods (boys 16-19 years); Olivia Zunker, Sarah Nash, Jaime Krueger and Jasmine Dooley (girls 16-19 years); Tyla Royan, Taylar Krueger, Bailey Grigg and Kendall Ace (girls 14-15 years); Xavier Ulbl, Frederic Collins, Samuel Brosnan and Charlie Packwood (boys 11-13 years); and Georgie Stephenson, Jaslyn Phillips, Kasey Krueger and Casey Giles (girls 11-13 years); and finishing second in the boys 14-15 years age category.

Shalom was a big winner of the Champion School Trophy, racking up 796 points to be big winners over St Luke’s 689, Bundaberg High 453, Gin Gin 404, Kepnock 371, Bundaberg Christian College 370 and North 78.

Congratulations to our Shalom Swimming Team for taking out the BDSSS Swimming Carnival! An extra special congratulations to the following students who set new records and achieved age champions!

Boys 11-13 Years Boys Medley Relay Team members Xavier Ulbl, Frederic Collins, Samuel Brosnan and Charlie Packwood

Girls 14-15 Years Girls Medley Relay Team members Tyla Royan, Taylar Krueger, Bailey Grigg and Kendall Ace (girls 14-15 years

Fletcher Ace

Georgie Stephenson

Jaime Krueger

Kasey Krueger

Kobi Holden

Tobias Street

NEW RECORDS

  • Girls 11-12 50 Free 31.02 Kasey Krueger
  • Boys 17-19 50 Breast 32.94 Tobias Street
  • Girls 11-12 50 Back 36.70 Kasey Krueger
  • Girls 11-12 50 Fly 34.70 Kasey Krueger

AGE CHAMPIONS

  • 11-12 GirlsKasey Krueger
  • 13 GirlsGeorgie Stephenson
  • 13 BoysFreddie Collins
  • 14 GirlsTaylar Krueger
  • 14 BoysKobi Holden
  • 16 GirlsJaime Krueger
  • 16 BoyFletcher Ace
  • 17 BoysTobias Street

BDSSS

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LOSS 7-1

Flynn ARNOLD

7/8 BOYS SHALOM BLACK

v

Rosedale

Jack HOWARTH

7/8 BOYS SHALOM BLUE

v

Shalom Red

LOSS 5-2

Parkka PEROTTA-DOWLING

7/8 BOYS- SHALOM RED

v

Shalom Blue

WIN 5-2

Oliver SMITH

9/10 BOYS SHALOM WHITE

v

Shalom Black

Lachlan STEVENSON

9/10 BOYS SHALOM BLACK

v

Shalom White

Dawson HESS

9/10 BOYS SHALOM RED

v

SLAS

13-0

Lincoln DWYER

11/12 BOYS SHALOM RED

v

North SHS

WIN 8-1

Will MUNCKTON

7/ 8 GIRLS SHALOM RED

v

BCC

WIN 10-0

Zoe STONE/ Summer REA

7/8 GIRLS SHALOM BLACK

v

Rosedale

DRAW 2-2

Sophie CASTELLI

9/10 GIRLS SHALOM WHITE

v

Shalom Black

LOSS 5-4

Taylor DRIVER/ Lana MUNCKTON

9/ 10 GIRLS SHALOM BLACK

v

Shalom White

WIN 5-4

Paige ZARDUS

11/ 12 GIRLS SHALOM RED

v

Kepnock

WIN 5-2

Mikayla MATT-WEST

11/ 12 GIRLS SHALOM BLACK

v

Rosedale

WIN 14-0

Ella HAGAN-JENKINS

TEAM

OPPOSITION

SCORE

MVP

7/8 BOYS SHALOM WHITE

v

SLAS

LOSS 7-1

Flynn ARNOLD

7/8 BOYS SHALOM BLACK

v

Rosedale

Jack HOWARTH

7/8 BOYS SHALOM BLUE

v

Shalom Red

LOSS 5-2

Parkka PEROTTA-DOWLING

7/8 BOYS- SHALOM RED

v

Shalom Blue

WIN 5-2

Oliver SMITH

9/10 BOYS SHALOM WHITE

v

Shalom Black

Lachlan STEVENSON

9/10 BOYS SHALOM BLACK

v

Shalom White

Dawson HESS

9/10 BOYS SHALOM RED

v

SLAS

13-0

Lincoln DWYER

11/12 BOYS SHALOM RED

v

North SHS

WIN 8-1

Will MUNCKTON

7/ 8 GIRLS SHALOM RED

v

BCC

WIN 10-0

Zoe STONE/ Summer REA

7/8 GIRLS SHALOM BLACK

v

Rosedale

DRAW 2-2

Sophie CASTELLI

9/10 GIRLS SHALOM WHITE

v

Shalom Black

LOSS 5-4

Taylor DRIVER/ Lana MUNCKTON

9/ 10 GIRLS SHALOM BLACK

v

Shalom White

WIN 5-4

Paige ZARDUS

11/ 12 GIRLS SHALOM RED

v

Kepnock

WIN 5-2

Mikayla MATT-WEST

11/ 12 GIRLS SHALOM BLACK

v

Rosedale

WIN 14-0

Ella HAGAN-JENKINS

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

Queensland Bulls Masters

Shalom was very well represented in the Bundaberg Open Invitational Team which played the Queensland Bulls Masters in a big T20 game in front of a crowd of over 2000 at Salter Oval last Saturday night. Current Year 12 students Brendan Grills, Matthew Jackson and Edward Ryan were joined in the side by past Shalom students Jarrod Laycock, Sam Pearson and Mitchell Waters. Brendan survived a hat-trick ball by former Australian quick Andy Bichel before scoring a handy 19 runs off 18 balls after having taken a superb outfield catch, Matthew dismissed Bichel, superbly caught by wicket-keeper Edward, and wicket-keeping legend Ian Healy, and also scored an unbeaten 16, while Edward also took another catch in a polished display across the 20 overs. Jarrod and Mitchell were Bundaberg’s best, top scoring with 40 and snaring 3-10 respectively. Year 10 students Harrison Johnson and Matthew Parker were also involved in the game as water runners and team assistants for both sides.

Brendan Grills, Matthew Jackson and Edward Ryan, along with Kynan Hard, are currently playing at the Queensland 19 years Championships in Bundaberg, which started yesterday and run through to tomorrow.

Bundaberg Open Invitational Team members Brendan Grills, Edward Ryan and Matthew Jackson

Harrison Johnson and Matthew Parker were water runners for the Bulls Masters and Bundaberg teams

Mr Vince Habermann
Shalom Cricket Coordinator
Vincent_Habermann@shalomcollege.com

Uniform Shop

Sports Socks

Size 2 – 8 and 8 – 11 now in Stock @ $8.00 per pair.
Uniform Shop Hours 8:00 AM – 12:00PM Mon – Thurs
Phone : 41 558 121

Mrs Leanne Barker
Uniform Shop Co-ordinator
barkerl@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.

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

Date Claimers

Tuesday 10 March

Year 8 Camp 10

Year 8 Camp 11

Wednesday 11 March

Year 8 Camp 10

Year 8 Camp 11

Summer Sport – Week 4

Year 7 2021 Information Night

Thursday 12 March

Year 8 Camp 11

Friday 13 March

Saturday 14 March

Catholic Schools Race Day – Shalom College Reunion Years 2010 and 2000

Monday 16 March

Wide Bay 13-19 Years Cluster 2 Trials

Year 7 Immunisations – Round 1

Tuesday 17 March

St Patrick’s Day

Year 7 Immunisations – Round 1

Introductory Music Concert

Wednesday 18 March

Summer Sport – Week 5

Thursday 19 March

National Close the Gap

Friday 20 March

Saturday 21 March

Harmony Day

Monday 23 March

BDSSS 13-19 Years Cluster 3 Trials

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 10 March

Isobel O’Brien

Wednesday 11 March

Christina Ephraims

Thursday 12 March

Merna Cook

No volunteers, help required

Friday 13 March

No volunteers, help required

Monday 16 March

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 – barkerl@shalomcollege.com

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 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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