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9 Fitzgerald Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Phone: 07 4155 8111

16 March 2020

Principal’s Reflection

Covid19 has certainly taken up a lot of the news reporting cycle recently. There has been plenty of exaggeration and a degree of ‘fear mongering’. In the middle of that there have also been some excellent pieces of advice and response to what has developed into an issue of concern.

Over the weekend it would appear that Bundaberg has had its first confirmed diagnosis of a patient with Covid19. It would be quite possible that someone/s in the Shalom community may have come into direct contact with this person at some point. When this happens, the protocol would be for those persons to be tested. The children of someone who is being tested are considered to be close contacts. The advice at this stage is that unless they are displaying flu-like symptoms, close contacts can continue to attend school while their parent is awaiting the test results.

All expert advice would be that young people will not suffer greatly with this virus if there are no underlying health issues. The issue for us, and one to which I can personally attest after 40 years in education, is that children are wonderful at spreading germs! At Shalom, as I am sure you will do at home, is emphasise to them the importance of personal hygiene. Really good washing of hands is vital.

Reported in The Weekend Australian were comments made by Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Brendan Murphy. He said that, “Social distancing (no handshaking, keeping 1.5m apart) only applies to returned travellers or close contacts of confirmed cases.” He went on to say that the use of public transport, going to the Cinema and the Gym are fine. He sees no need, at this point, for schools to close.

Some parents will make the decision to keep their children from school for various reasons and particularly if anyone in the family is confronting immunity issues. If this is the case, please encourage your child to email their teachers to keep up to date with school work from home.

This Lent, our theme at Shalom is ‘Be Kind’ and for each of us to be the ‘I’ in Kind. This is particularly timely as we see awful scenes in shopping centre queues that display the worst of human nature. It was only a short time ago that we were so proud of the generosity, bravery, resilience and community spirit that swept Australia in our response to the Bushfires. Where has that spirit gone as we wrestle each other for toilet paper? This is a tricky situation to navigate but let everyone of us remember that we are in this together and together, we will get through the worst of this.

The College Open Day that was due to be held this coming Friday has now been postponed. This event will now take place at a later date, we will advertise this when a new date has been set.

The Shalom Parents & Friends will have one of its few face to face meetings on Tuesday evening commencing at 5.30pm. This will be held in the College Staff room. All are very welcome to attend.

Happy Feast Day to both St Patrick’s school (March 17) and St Joseph’s school (March 19). Patrick & Joseph are two of our great heroes in the Church. Really good men as role models. Every best wish to both school communities.

Mr Dan McMahon

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 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!!


Student Absences from school and assessment concerns

For all students, attendance is vital. 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.


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. If you wish to withdraw your student from the NAPLAN testing in May, you may also withdraw them from the two practice tests in March. Please make contact as soon as possible with Megan Munckton to organise the relevant paperwork for withdrawal.

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.

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. The Shalom Uniform Shop is selling earphones for $6 while stocks last.

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

Mrs Gail Norris
Assistant Principal – Curriculum


Be the ‘I’ in KIND

As a reminder of our Lenten challenge – To Be Kind, we created a photo opportunity for students and staff to be the “I” in Kind. This is a fun reminder that we can all work towards a kinder world.

Even Fr Peter and Mr McMahon got in on the action. (photo)

“Show people in your life that you appreciate what they do, whether they are your main cast or your background crew.” (Thurston)

Mr McMahon

Fr Peter

Mrs Mary Taylor
Assistant Principal – Mission

ROSA Awards

The ROSA (Recognition of Student Application) program is an award program which recognises student application to their studies. We value the importance of acknowledging students who are motivated, show perseverance and work diligently to reach their potential. The ‘goal posts’ for all our students are different, however all students are capable of achieving their own success targets. There are many ways we regularly encourage and reward the efforts of our students. The ROSA award allows for more of our students to be recognised amongst their peers.

Shortly teachers will select up to two students from each of their middle school classes to nominate for a Term One ROSA award. These students will be presented with the award on House Assembly early in Term Two. The awardees will have their name published in the Shalom Newsletter.

Mrs Megan Munckton
Middle School Coordinator


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.

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

Mr Peter Robinson
Student Welfare
High Performance Program

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 though mobile 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.

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 – Tuesday 17 March
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

The following resources are also available for you

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 College Open Day has been postponed - this event will now take place at a later date.

Mrs Georgia Halpin
Community Relations 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.


Defence Force Work Experience Opportunities

Four-day Field & Familiarisation Work Experience

Mrs Laing was lucky to be invited to attend the Defence Work Experience Coordinator’s Day at Gallipoli Barracks last week. As part of the overview of the program, participants got to visit the Battle Simulation Centre, experience the Weapons Training Simulation System, find our way through the jungle using night vision goggles in the Night Training Facility and tour the pool obstacle course and extensive gymnasium facilities. We were even entertained by the Army Band! This is just a small part of what is on offer to students who participate in The Defence Work Experience Program (Army Field and Familiarisation). This comprehensive program provides opportunities for young people who have an interest in a Defence career to gain exposure to job roles that are available in the Australian Defence Force.

These four-day Secondary Work Experience placements are highly sought after and Gallipoli Barracks are now offering placements in the school holidays:

29 June – 2 July
28 September – 1 October

Please note that these are four full days, 8am – 4pm, and students are required to provide their own accommodation in Brisbane and transport to Gallipoli Barracks each day.

For more information on work experience placements go to the link below.

Are you a keen musician who is interested in joining the army?

Did you know that the Army Band is the second-highest employer of musicians in Australia?

We can also arrange work experience for you to attend Gallipoli Barracks to see what life is like as a musician or vocalist in the Army Band.

A musician in the Army is a soldier who performs as a professional musician in an Army Band. Within an Army Band you have the opportunity to work in ensembles such as Concert Band, Marching Band, Big Band, Rock Band, Quintets and Jazz Ensemble. These groups perform music that covers the full spectrum of musical genres from Classical to Jazz, Popular and Contemporary.

Army Bands perform at Defence and Government ceremonial occasions, entertain soldiers both here in Australia and deployed overseas, and are a key component of the Army's public relations program by supporting community events, educational programs and charity organisations.

In the Australian Army Band (AAB) there are opportunities for full-time musicians in Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Townsville and Wagga Wagga.

Army Reserve Work Experience

When you leave school consider the Army Reserve as a part-time job – and keep your Uni and career options open. You can experience life as an Army Reserve Soldier thorough a one-day work experience at Gallipoli Barracks and learn how part-time soldiers help out when our country needs support.

As an after-hours part-time job you can still go to Uni, complete your apprenticeship or work in a regular job with the benefit of an additional tax-free pay. The Army Reserve will provide you with the training and skills that will give you an edge throughout your life. Most of the courses that you undertake are accredited towards civilian qualifications. You could be providing medical or legal services with a military angle; or working in a trade, technology or engineering job; or supplementing full-time resources in a combat role all while fitting in with your work and family commitments.

For more information on any Defence Careers or work experience call in to the Pathways Office to chat to Mrs O’Donnell or Mrs Laing.

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

Quiet Achiever

As a house our spirit to “SHINE” has certainly been present throughout the first few weeks of this term. There have been a number of occasions where students have participated, stepped-up, demonstrated MERCY, been kind, volunteered or represented their PC and house with pride. This was all done in a quiet, unassuming, happy way and it is because of this we as a house needed to mention a few Quiet Achievers this week. Showing their real McAuley Spirit we would like to acknowledge the following students:

MC 1: Kallee Jansen who is always volunteering for things and willing to give everything a go for her house.

Kallee Jansen

MC 2: Gina Bowden, Imogen Bobbermen, Eliza Boge, Claire Fava, Lauren Richter and Ashlee Bock who demonstrate MERCY within their PC and show pride in being part of McAuley.

Gina Bowden

Imogen Bobbermen

Eliza Boge

Claire Fava

Lauren Richter

Ashlee Bock

MC7: Bridget Howard for her participation in all events and support of other students as she constantly shows MERCY and kindness.

Bridget Howard

Swimming Carnival: Bailey Grigg who was Age Champion (15 years) and Frederic Collins shared Aged Champion (13 years).

Bailey Grigg

Frederic Collins

It is certainly through the actions of these students and many others in McAuley that we as a house continue to “SHINE”

Ms Paula van Dalen
McAuley House Coordinator

Year 12 Health

Year 12 Health students have designed health campaigns that intend to develop our community as a safe driving resource for all drivers. Please take notice of the campaign messages over the coming weeks and monitor your driving behaviours.

Mrs Nicole Anderson
Senior Health Teacher


“Chess is everything – art, science and sport”

On 11 March, Shalom sent three teams to compete in the first Inter-School Chess Tournament for 2020 at Walkervale SS. Over 111 students from most primary and high schools in Bundaberg sent representatives. Once again, Shalom students competed fiercely, with all players doing the school proud.

The highlight of the day was the Shalom Black team taking out the Teams Gold Medal. This talented team of Harry Packwood, Demetri De Florian, Paddy Maher and Nick Whitelum played consistently high quality chess to take the mantle of first place from a strong Bundy High team. Paddy Maher and Nicholas Whitelum showed exceptional skill on the day with Paddy taking out the Individual Silver Medal and Nicholas receiving the Bronze Silver Medal, each with 6 wins out of 7 matches.

Shalom is fortunate to have a number of ‘new kids on the block’, each scoring their share of wins on the day. Shalom White’s team of Callum Macann, George Stelmack, Thanushi Weerasinghe and Vivian Blemings showed great potential finishing in 6th place overall while the Shalom Red team of Thomas Brandon, Cooper Hotz, Isaac Watson, Jonathon El-Azzi and Frazer Nelson are assuring Shalom’s future success coming in 12th place out of 15 teams. With the oldest of the students in these teams only in Year 9, the future looks bright for chess at Shalom.

Chess is a great game for people of all ages and experience. If you would like to have a game, or to learn how to play, Chess Club is on every Tuesday lunch at 11.25am in Beerarlem. We would love to have you there!

Chess Action

The Bundaberg Chess Club is holding the 2nd Sunday Junior Chess Tournament on Sunday 29 March from 8.45am – 12.30pm at the U3A Building (upstairs) next to Improvements Gym on Woongarra St. Cost will be $8.00/day. A maximum cost of $16.00 per family, for 3 or more players. $7.00 for each player if you bring a new friend to chess. The cost includes 6 rounds of competitive chess each tournament plus a chess lesson from Mr John Harris who is a top rated chess player in Bundaberg. All children need to bring a water bottle plus sufficient morning tea. All inquiries about Bundaberg Chess Club Junior Chess competitions should be sent to mobile: - 0418686497 or email

Mr Brendan Maher
Chess Coordinator

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:





Double Bass









French Horn













Double Bass









French Horn









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 –

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

Japan Club

Colour Fun

Year 8 Camp Photos

Year 7 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:

Mrs Karli Lancaster



Congratulations to Matthew Jackson and Edward Ryan who were chosen in the Queensland Team after leading Wide Bay to the State 16-19 years Cricket Championship title in Bundaberg last Tuesday. Congratulations also to Brendan Grills and Kynan Hard who were also integral members of the Wide Bay side. Matthew, who was a member of the Queensland 12 years team which claimed the national title five years ago, sealed his second State cap by scoring 49 and claiming 4-13 as Wide Bay secured this title for the first time in 29 years with a 126-run victory over South Coast while Edward gained his first Queensland selection, opening the batting and leading from the front with a game-high 51 and also taking 2 catches as wicket-keeper, Brendan was involved in a run out and Kynan took a catch. Brendan and Kynan also top scored for Wide Bay in their first match on Sunday with 34 and 32 respectively in an 89-run win over Northern. Unfortunately all day 2 matches were washed out, with Wide Bay awarded the crown on the basis of percentages in advance of the other 2 teams which won both of their matches, Sunshine Coast and Metropolitan West. Congratulations also to Mr Simon Gills who was the Wide Bay coach and Championship Director, as well as being the Queensland School Sport Cricket Treasurer. The four players also played in the Bundaberg Division 1 grand final on the weekend, with Brendan and Kynan integral members of the Waves side and Matthew and Edward key men in the Brothers side.

Wide Bay Team


Locally in the BDSSS, our year 9-10 team suffered their first loss, going down to the Bundaberg High/Isis/St Luke’s team by 5 wickets in fourth round matches last Wednesday, while in the year 7-8 division, Shalom Red powered on with a 71-run victory over St Luke’s and our Black team competed strongly in a 29-run loss to Kepnock.

Our year 9-10 outfit posted a competitive total of 4-107, with opener Beau Marshman posting 36 to lead the charge and his twin Patrick adding valuable late runs with an unbeaten 12.

The match was then in the balance with the composite team reaching 3-42 at the half-way point, but they charged home, with 83 more runs without losing a wicket with some big hitting.

Ned Jenner, Liam Dorgan and Zachary Richters picked up one wicket each but we were beaten by a better side on the day.

Shalom Red restricted St Luke’s to 9-53 with River Felstead claiming 2-6 and six other bowlers snaring one wicket each.

We scored 3/124 in response with the winning runs coming in the 6th over, with River completing another fine double, being retired on 32 and Tobias Lamond also retiring on 30.

Mr Vince Habermann
Year 9-10 coach & Shalom Cricket coordinator

Shalom Black

On a small field, Kepnock amassed 1-139, while Shalom Black also batted well but in the end finished 29 runs short at 2-110. Kodee Pole was our best bowler, taking the only wicket (caught behind by wicketkeeper Cameron Manski) in an economical three-run over. In our run chase, Jordan Mather slowly warmed in to his batting, hitting a number of boundaries towards the end of his session finishing unbeaten on 56, but it was not enough to close the gap. James Goodman-Jones and Spencer Simmons also had solid innings at the bat. Other than that, I think we did really well and were competitive. When we are playing well, I think we can challenge any team.

Mr Troy Braund
Shalom Black Coach

BDSSS – Years 9-10: BSHS/Isis/St Luke’s 3-125 (Zachary Richters 1-0-7-1, Liam Dorgan 2-0-10-1, Ned Jenner 2-0-14-1) d Shalom 4-107 (Beau Marshman 36, Matthew Parker 14, Patrick Marshman 12no).

Years 7-8: Shalom Red 3-124 (River Felstead 32ret, Tobias Lamond 30ret, Oliver 11no) d St Luke’s 9-53 (River Felstead 2-6 (2), Logan Eade 1-2 (2), Sean Millett 1-4 (2), Oliver Boge 1-6 (2), Benjamin Wilson 1-7 (1), Riley Quinn 1-10 (2), Tobias 1-11 (2)).

Kepnock 1-139 (Kodee Pole 2-0-11-1) d Shalom Black 2-110 (Jordan Mather 56no, Spencer Simmons 15no, James Goodman-Jones 12no).


Shalom Touch Football

Results Week 4 - Wed 11 March 2020








LOSS 7-0





LOSS 2-1




Riley PIMM







LOSS 5-3





WIN 9-2





WIN 8-4





WIN 3-2

Mitchell ALLEN




WIN 5-0








WIN 4-3





WIN 7-0





LOSS 7-1

Georgie TUZES




WIN 12-0


Mr Peter Robinson
Student Welfare
High Performance Program


To all the new rowers and parents, welcome to Shalom Rowing in 2020 and of course a big welcome back to our continuing rowers and their parents. As our returning rowers know, the sport of rowing is ‘oarsome’, but it is also a very unique sport. Rowing is one of the few sports that demand a high level of strength and endurance, close teamwork, but you also need to have a mental toughness that allows you to push through when your body is screaming you can’t do it.

Shalom Rowers face all these challenges while working together and supporting each other, helping us to become the best rowers we can be. Our training sessions are fun but also hard work. Our rowers have fun at their training session, which is important as we want everyone to love the sport, but our expectations are high and you must work hard to succeed in rowing.

In order to monitor each individuals progress throughout the year, Mr Silcox conducted an off-the-water baseline training assessment on Saturday morning. Students swapped the river for the school gymnasium, where Mr Silcox put everyone through their paces on the ergo rowing machines as well as flexibility assessments. The students each completed timed endurance rows, which were followed up with interval sprint rows and flexibility tests. Mr Silcox will conduct these assessments throughout the year, giving students and coaches the opportunity to see the progression and growth as a rower.

If you know of anyone interested in joining the Shalom Rowing crews for 2020, please contact Mr Silcox, there are still places available and everyone is welcome.

Mr Rod Silcox
Rowing Coach

Uniform Shop


Earphones are avaliable for $6 while stocks last.

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

Bottle Cap Collection

Class of 1990 School Reunion

This event has now been postponed

Shalom College Class of 1990, other students’ who attended 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

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

Date Claimers

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

Tuesday 24 March

Wednesday 25 March

Summer Sport – Week 6

Thursday 26 March

Term 1 SCASA Program Finishes

Friday 27 March

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 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 17 March

No volunteers, help required

Wednesday 18 March

Angela Jackson

Thursday 19 March

Merna Cook

No volunteers, help required

Friday 20 March

Kylie Jarvis

Nereda Torok

Monday 23 March

Tia Booth

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 22 March

6:00am – 9:30am

Christina Buwalda – Nicolson

Jo Godfrey

Trish Sellers

9:00am – 12:30pm

Isobel O’Brien

Nicole Schubel

Sunday 29 March

6:00am – 9:30am

Tracey Clarke

Jeanne Ferguson

9:00am – 12:30pm

Jo Medcalf

Nadia Tairiwhiti

Sunday 5 April

6:00am – 9:30am

Kath Clarke

Danielle Morrish

Helen Robinson

9:00am – 12:30pm

Michelle Haase

Tennille Nagas

Maryanne Taylor

Sunday 12 April

6:00am – 9:30am

Roselyn Hunting

Susie Mant

9:00am – 12:30pm

Emma Jansen

Jas Haster

Marie Walker

Markets BBQ Roster

Sunday 22 March

Relay for Life

Vince Habermann

Sunday 29 March


David Gahan

Sunday 5 April

Shalom Rowing

Gretta Waters

Sunday 12 April

East Bundaberg Rotary

David Baldry

Sunday 19 April

Relay for Life

Vince Habermann

Sunday 26 April

Shalom Rugby League

Neil Feather

Sunday 3 May


David Gahan

Community Notice Board

Catholic Parish Bulletin

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