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Bundaberg QLD 4670

Phone: 07 4155 8111

2 November 2020

Principal’s Reflection

I hate Halloween! I hate knowing that such a wonderful Christian celebration like All Souls Day is reduced to scary costumes, kids wandering the streets wanting lollies and costumes – maybe I’m just old and cranky! All Souls is the reminder the Church gives us to celebrate the memory of those we have loved who have died. All of us have loved people who have now gone back to God. Through their love and their lives they have made a profound impact on our lives. That should never be forgotten or downplayed. I have ‘my friends under glass’ in my office. I keep the remembrance cards of significant people in my life who have died. Kerry Bolam smiles out at me, my Dad does, my younger brother Tim along with lots of others. I love keeping their memory close. All Saints Day is celebrated today, November 2. In our Catholic tradition, it is the celebration of all the great and small saints of the Church – all those folks we believe are with God. We remember the ‘big ones’ – St Francis, St Theresa of Liseux, Catherine McAuley, Edmund Rice. As well as the ‘lesser ones’ like Fr Paddy Walsh and Vincent Lingiari (who wasn’t even a Catholic!). All of them give us hope and a model of how a good life can be lived. A life that makes a difference for the world. This week as we digest elections locally and around the world it is certainly obvious that the world needs a lot more great examples of good people living life well and inspired by the values of Jesus the Christ.

Shalom Solar

Our Solar Panels are kicking in!! Below is a graphic from the dashboard I have access to that showed our electricity use last Friday. The sun was shining and the panels were doing their thing. At 10am, without all the panels working, we were drawing zero power from the grid and the previous evening we only drew on stored energy from our batteries. This looks to be a fantastic project for the College.

Please keep in your prayers the family of Mr John Mott who is the dad of staff members Lisa Castro and Catherine Pearson who died last week. He was a much loved individual who is very well known in the local community. Could you also keep in mind past student, Dominic Thompson (Adams Snr 2019) who is working hard to overcome a recent cancer diagnosis. May God hold them all close.

Covid – Stay home if unwell. Again, it is the world in which we find ourselves but the days of ‘soldiering on’ in the face of colds and flus are not OK anymore. Please, if your child is displaying flu-like symptoms, please keep them home for everyone’s safety.

Mr Dan McMahon

Newsletter Articles

Student Welfare and Information

Formal News

The Formal Dinner Dance is fast approaching and we are down to the last of our preparations.

I have included the map of where the prom cars will travel – across what used to be the old showgrounds and what is now an RV park. The gate to this will be unlocked on the night. Any drivers from last year will know this route well.

A reminder to all that the event concludes at 11:00pm and the students will not be able to leave before then. The Students are in our care until this time.

Obviously students, even though of age, i.e. 18 years old, will not be permitted to purchase alcohol on the night as this is a College function.

Mrs Elizabeth Austin-Campbell
Deputy Principal

Year 12 External Exam Block Tutorials

Year 12 Teachers have worked hard to prepare students for their External Exams. Additionally, the following teachers will provide tutorials in the Loyola Centre over the coming weeks for students wanting to consolidate their learning or seek assistance. These will occur in the Loyola Centre. Students attending will be required to wear their School Uniform, just as they would for an exam. I would like to take this opportunity to wish the Year 12 students well, in what will be Queensland’s first external examination block in this new format. You are all creating a little piece of history. We look forward to your formal farewell celebrations in the near future.

Tutoring Timetable-Year 12 Exams – All sessions will be held in the Loyola Centre

Tutoring Timetable-Year 12 Exams – All sessions will be held in the Loyola Centre

Tues 3 Nov

Wed 4 Nov

Thurs 5 Nov

Fri 6 Nov


(P4) - REER


(P4) - COWS



(P1) - ALLP


(P3) - HUML

Mon 9 Nov

Tues 10 Nov

Wed 11 Nov

Thurs 12 Nov

Fri 13 Nov


(P3) - FRES


(P2) - HUML


(P2) - STAH


(P1) - INGT



Tutoring Timetable-Year 12 Exams – All sessions will be held in the Loyola Centre

Tues 3 Nov

Wed 4 Nov

Thurs 5 Nov

Fri 6 Nov


(P4) - REER


(P4) - COWS



(P1) - ALLP


(P3) - HUML

Mon 9 Nov

Tues 10 Nov

Wed 11 Nov

Thurs 12 Nov

Fri 13 Nov


(P3) - FRES


(P2) - HUML


(P2) - STAH


(P1) - INGT



Mrs Kim O’Shea-Hard
Assistant Principal – Staff


Year 12 External Exams

External Exams for Year 12 General Subjects will occur over the period from Monday 26 October – Tuesday 17 November. Attached is some important information about this time including :

  • External Assessment Timetable
  • Directions for Students
  • External Exam Equipment List

Could parents and students please familiarise themselves with these important documents in preparation for the External Exam period.

Please note that students need only attend school for the exams they are sitting during the External Exam Block (26 Oct – 17 Nov). Students who are required to complete outstanding work may also be required to attend school during the External Exam block as organised by the relevant classroom teacher. More information about activities that will occur on the three days after the External Exam Block (ie 18 Nov – 20 Nov) will be distributed soon.

Good luck with your study and your exams!

Mr Brendan Maher
Assistant Principal – Administration


Year 12 - Access to ATAR Scores

ATAR scores will be released at 9am on 19 December into student ATAR Portal accounts. Students who registered with QTAC would have got an email prompting them to create an ATAR Portal account. Unlike OP Scores, ATAR Scores will not be posted to students. Students will need to create an ATAR Portal account to receive their score.

The following video will outline the very simple process you should follow to set up your portal account:

Please note that the ATAR Portal is NOT the same as your child’s QCAA Learning Account. Students will need to be registered for both.

The QCAA Learning Account Portal is for receiving your child’s overall Year 12 results towards their QCE. Your child should have been checking this account regularly all through Year 11 and 12.

The ATAR Portal account is set up to receive your child’s ATAR Score.

Mrs Gail Norris
Assistant Principal – Curriculum



Last week, our Director, Ms Leesa Jeffcoat, reminded us of the background to Halloween. She directed us to an article by Elizabeth Harrington where she advises:-

  • Halloween is simply All Hallows Eve - that is the day before All Saints Day (November 1) which is followed by All Souls Day (November 2). Both days are reminders that all of us, living and dead are united with Christ and one another.
  • It originated in the ancient Celtic tribes who lived in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany.
  • Halloween symbols of skeletons and skulls remind us of our own mortality and the need to pray for the dead. It also invites us to talk openly about death in a culture that largely avoids the subject.
  • The carving of pumpkins into Jack-o’-lanterns is linked to a story - Jack was a gifted fellow who was completely self-centred and never in his life used his talents to help another human being. Jack had the cleverness to outwit the devil, but it wasn’t enough to get him into heaven. Hence, he is condemned to roam forever between heaven and earth, holding his pumpkin light high.

Elizabeth Harrington concludes that, “Rather than trying to ignore or resist the growing popularity of Halloween in this country, perhaps we can take advantage of the opportunities it offers to talk about a Christian understanding of the big issues of life and death, good and evil.”

Giving Tree

Jesus directs us throughout the Gospels to share what we have with others. Not just our friends and families but with those we don’t know. In one parable Jesus reminds us that to experience eternal life with God we have to reach out to those in the need.

Each year Shalom students give generously to our annual Giving Tree Appeal and this year we will once again be participating in this worthy cause. On 12 November we ask that all students bring a gift, gift card or money to donate to St Vincent de Paul through our Giving Tree. These items will be distributed to families in the Bundaberg area who otherwise could not provide these extras for their families over Christmas.

The Youth Hub

Mrs Mary Taylor
Assistant Principal – Mission

Student Drivers

Parents and Carers of Year 11 & 12 Students

If your child has obtained their Provisional Licence and wishes to drive to and from school. You, are required to fill out a Permission to Drive Form and return it to Student Reception for approval by Mrs Elizabeth Austin-Campbell. Once approved the details will be placed on our School Register.

Thanks to those Parents who have already completed this form for their child.

Mrs Amanda O’Mara
Executive Assistant to the Principal/ Enrolment 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.


2021 Additional Learning Opportunities – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Enrolments into Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care are open. Students interested in enrolling in 2021 should do so with some urgency as places are filling quickly. We are very lucky to have this qualification delivered on Shalom campus one day a week by the extremely experienced TAFE Trainer, Mrs Jody Richter. Shalom students also qualify for a massive reduction in price. This course would normally cost a school student in the vicinity of $2,400 instead of the $150 (plus additional costs for specialised First Aid Certificate).

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care two-year qualification fulfils the qualification requirement for students to seek employment in early-childhood education and care roles and is also a stepping stone into further qualifications and tertiary study. Please see the below Additional Learning Opportunities booklet for more information.

Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

Interested in Information, Digital Media and Technology? Bundaberg TAFE have a potential opportunity to deliver Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology as a one day a week TAFE at Schools program for 2021 and 2022. This qualification is not funded and an approximate Fee for Service price would be $3000+. Bundaberg TAFE have a local school with approx. 7 x students that are interested in this course and have reached out to us to see if we have any Year 10 students that may also be interested. If Bundaberg TAFE can secure 10+ students, we could offer this course at potentially a price of under $2000.00 rather than $3000+. This can be paid off, over the duration of the program (18-20 months).

Please contact the Pathways Office with your expressions of interest. Information on the Certificate III Information, Digital Media and Technology here:

Work Experience

With the upcoming school holidays, it is a great opportunity for students to engage in Work Experience. Attached is the Student Work Experience Booklet, which offers advice on how to approach a prospective employer, what to have organised, what to say and what to wear. The booklet also includes the Work Experience Agreement (which acts as the insurance document), which needs to be fully completed and signed by all parties and returned to the Pathways Office before commencement.

The Host Employer Work Experience booklet is also attached which provides valuable information for the employer.

For students who intend to participate in work experience over the Christmas break please note that Work Experience Agreements need to be completed and returned to the Pathways Office no later than 27 November.

If you need any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the Pathways team.

Student Work Experience Booklet

Host Employer Booklet

Should You Defer Your Tertiary Study?

Perceptions have changed significantly in past years. It was a fear that if you deferred and tasted that freedom it would be difficult to get back into study mode. It’s now considered a well-earned break from study and a chance to learn, grow and be better prepared for the opportunities and challenges of adulthood.

Today, many tertiary institutions accept student deferrals, with some openly supporting the many benefits for students.

The Good Universities Guide can help you find out more about your options and the benefits of deferring:

How to Write an Effective Entry-Level Resume

A good resume presents who you are, what you have to offer and how you can add value to a business. It summarises your education, skills, employment history, responsibilities and achievements. Curriculum vitae (CV) is another name for resume.

You don't need to have had paid work to put together a resume. If it’s your first job search, you can add the skills, abilities and personal qualities you've developed from school activities, hobbies and community involvement.

For a comprehensive list of what you should include in a resume – contact information, education and qualifications, employment history and work experience, competencies, skills and referees as well as resume templates, see the myfuture link.

How to write an effective entry-level resume

If you need any help with resume writing, call in and see us in the Pathways Office.

The Pathways Team
Mrs Liza O’Donnell, Mrs Kathy Laing & Mrs Julia Fox

Quiet Achiever

Lydia Stewart

Year 11 Student Lydia Stewart is a great role model within Chisholm House. Recognised as having ‘commendable’ behaviour and effort from all of her teachers, Lydia gets consistently good grades in a variety of subjects. With a great sense of humour, humble attitude and plenty of resilience, Lydia continues to impress across the College.

Mr Aaron Brown
Chisholm House Coordinator

Junior Japanese Ninja’s

Term 3 Junior Japanese finished with stellar performances by Year 7 and 8 students who completed their final Kana Alphabet Ninja Belt tests. Some students even managed perfect scores across their 9 ninja belt tests!!!! Certificates were well earned and students were rewarded for their efforts with some Japanese sweets. As we approach the half-way mark of term 4 it is great to see the enthusiasm and hard-work of this terms junior Japanese classes maintain their focus and dedication. Sensei Wilson and Sensei Anderson are very much looking forward to more celebrations at the end of Term 4!

2020 Health Class Graduation

As 2020 draws to a close, it is a good time for our graduating cohort to reflect and reminisce about their schooling journey so far. This is exactly what the Year 12 Health class did during their last lesson together. Students were taken on a stroll down memory lane through a time-capsule video that included key photos of their schooling life such as first days of prep, graduating Year 6, starting high school, their senior year, and all of the memorable moment’s in-between. Their time capsule included historical events that marked those key years, fads and toy crazes, and chart topping songs and movies of those days. After a rough senior year with COVID19 fears, increased anxiety, social distancing, online learning, cancelled sport and post-poned proms, it seemed a perfect opportunity to share some sentimentality, cupcakes and gifts. Mrs Anderson would like to thank all of her Health class students for their patience and hard work as we all navigated the new ATAR system, and to wish them all the best for their External Exams and future plans!

Mrs Nicole Anderson
Japanese and Health Teacher

Book Hire Opening Hours for 2021 Resources

Years 7, 8 and 12 (for 2021) do not need to collect resources prior to school commencing. 2021 year 12’s should have their resources this term. However, if you have a sibling going into 9, 10 or 11, the couple of resources required for 7 and 8 can be collected at the same time.

Monday 7 December – Wednesday 9 December 2020

8:00am 3:00pm

Wednesday 13 January – Friday 15 January 2021

8:00am- 3:00pm

Monday 18 January – Friday 22 January 2021

7:30am -4:00pm

Closed Monday 25 January 2021

Closed for individual resource issuing Wednesday 27 January 2021

Please note, individual resource issuing after these times will be staggered after school commences. Failure to return 2020 resources will result in no 2021 resources being issued to your student until they are returned.


Volunteers are required to clean, mend and re-shelve resources in preparation for 2021 issuing. If you can spare some time, book hire will be open for volunteers from 23 November 2020. Morning teas and lunches are provided. Please contact me on

Thanking you in advance.

Mrs Krys Rehbein
Book Hire Manager

Duke of Edinburgh Award Program

Shalom College is currently offering the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award program for Year 9 or 10 students who are 14+ years of age. We are also offering support to any 16+ years students who would like to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Gold award program or any of the Bronze award recipients from 2019 who would like to do the Silver award program.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an international youth development program for 14 – 25 year olds. The program enables young people to step out of their comfort zones whilst:

Learning new skills
Getting active
Exploring new places
Helping out in your community
Meeting new friends
Receiving recognition for doing activities you already do

The award programs can also:
Earn credits towards your QCE (1 point for bronze)
Help you find a job – increasingly recognised by employers.

The program enables young people to gain experience in many of the skills employers look for – communication, problem solving, initiative, organisation, ability to work both independently and as part of it team.

What’s involved?

To complete the Bronze award program students must complete 4 award sections

Service – get involved in your community and give service to others

Skill – build your skills in something practical or creative eg, drawing, painting, fishing or music

Physical recreation – take part in something active such as football, dancing, swimming, surfing, the gym

Adventurous journey – discover a sense of adventure and do something challenging with your friends – practice and final journeys (2 days & 1 night) The Adventurous journeys for 2021 will be held during semester 2.

Skill, service and physical recreation are 1 hour a week for 3 months for two areas and for 6 months for your major. A lot of what students are already participating in outside school hours can be counted towards these award requirements. Eg. Music , swimming lessons, sports training and playing.


$164.00 - Bronze $169 – Silver $174 – Gold (Prices are expected to increase if you sign up after Jan 2021)

Additional Costs for adventurous journeys (these are kept to a minimum)

Camping fees
Canoe hire
Travel costs

For more information on the program click on the attached link to the Queensland Duke of Edinburgh International Award website:

If you are interested in participating in this exciting program please see Mrs Bishop in the Rice block staffroom or email me @

Mrs Debbie Bishop
Duke of Edinburgh Award Program Coordinator

2021 Shalom College Musical

The Performing Arts department are proud to announce Shalom’s musical for 2021 as Footloose! Footloose is the story of a young city boy, Ren, who moves to a country town where music and dancing are forbidden. With the help of some friends he meets along the way, Ren tries to loosen up the conservative town and share his love of music and dance through his rebellious spirit.

Those wishing to audition will need to learn a short dance routine and song from the musical in Week 5 on Wednesday 4 November and Thursday 5 November at the beginning of lunch.

Auditions will then be held in Week 6 on Monday 9 November and Tuesday 10 November, also during lunchtime.

Anyone and everyone is welcome to audition, no matter the level of experience or skill.

If you would like any more information about the musical, auditions or upcoming performance dates, please contact Miss Hoiberg in the Performing Arts department.

Miss Cassie Hoiberg
Performing Arts Teacher

Library News

This week we are featuring two action packed series for any fans of action and adventure.

Our first series is The Maze Runner by James Dashner. This dystopian thriller is about a group of kids trying to survive in a future where humanity is slowly dying from an incurable disease, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games.

Our second series is The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer. This fantastical series follows the adventure of twins who discover a mystical world between the pages of a storybook, and is the perfect story for fans of Harry Potter.

Students, please return any overdue books to the library ASAP.

See you at the library!

Miss Bella Little
Gap Year Student – Administration

Instrumental Music

Awards for Excellence

At the school assembly held on 15 October, three students were awarded their certificate, medal and pin for successfully completing levels outlined by the Standard of Excellence program. To achieve this award students complete all exercises within the method book and are assessed on up to 50 excerpts which need to be performed without error.

Congratulations to

Laura Stack – Level 1 Alto Saxophone
Austin Ellery – Level 2 Alto Saxophone
Kaitlin Hall – Level 2 Clarinet

Laura Stack, Austin Ellery and Kaitlin Hall

An Afternoon of Beautiful Music

2020 has been quite a year for all of us but the trials and tribulations have without a doubt been even more keenly felt by our Year 12 cohort as they negotiated their way through their final year of high school in a completely new system with a worldwide pandemic changing life as we knew it. In the instrumental department all concerts, competitions and tours were cancelled, or so we thought! Last Saturday afternoon, 24 October, our Chamber String Ensemble, under the baton of Mrs Bernadette Connolly presented their Afternoon of Beautiful Music which truly lived up to its name. This concert which is held annually in the Holy Rosary Church showcased the senior cohort from the group whilst giving the whole ensemble an opportunity to perform a varied program of music from Mozart to Adele. This year the group farewelled 4 members, Ella Marschke, Brooklyn Devine, Morgan Medcalf and Katrina Byrne who are all to be commended for their commitment to the ensemble and for the example they have shown to the younger students in the music program through their positive attitude and dedication over several years. Thank you to Ella and Brooklyn who both presented solos to a delighted audience. Congratulations to Year 12 student Kael Yunus who joined the ensemble to perform the beautiful Albinoni Adagio on his trombone.

Mrs Robyn Edgar performed what may have been her last solo ever and members of the audience were thrilled to be there to witness her amazing talent. Robyn is retiring at the end of this year and was acknowledged for her decades of commitment and hard work to the Shalom music program.

It was a lovely afternoon to celebrate the Year 12 students who will be starting new adventures outside of school in 2021. We thank and wish the following students all the best for their future

Katrina Byrne
Brooklyn Devine
Ella Marschke
Morgan Medcalf
Kael Yunus

St Joseph’s Kindergarten Official Opening

Wednesday 28 October was the official opening of the St Joseph’s Kindergarten. Thank you to Fay Hu, Renee Tu, Bailey Ward, Meg Freeman and Matthew Parker for performing at this ceremony, it was greatly appreciated.

Mrs Megan Hoban
Instrumental Music Coordinator


QLD All Schools Athletics

Congratulations to Year 9 Student Joshua Bulbert who competed at the Qld All Schools Athletics championships over the weekend of 17 and 18 October. Joshua finished with Personal Best’s in the 100m and 200m events. An aewesome achievement Joshua!


Congratulations to Year 11 Student Kharla Hills, who competed at the Qld All Schools Athletics Championships over the weekend of 24 and 25 October. Kharla finished with a GOLD Medal in the U17 Girls Triple Jump, a SILVER in the U17 Girls Long Jump (with a Personal Best) and 5th in the U17 Girls 200m. A fantastic achievement!!

Kharla Hills


On Sunday 18 October Shalom Rowing headed north to participate in the Rockhampton Regatta on the Fitzroy River. Rockhampton definitely rolled out the welcome mat for the nine schools who attended, showing off with perfect sunny weather, only a slight breeze and no crocodiles to contend with on the difficult Fitzroy River course.

This regatta was the first event of the year for many of the Shalom crew and what a great event it was for all competitors. The Fitzroy River course is an unusual course with the finishing line only metres from a concrete wall, which means the rowers have to stop themselves quickly after powering through the finishing line.

Shalom was represented by 24 rowers who competed in 42 events. The results speak for themselves and it is evident that all their hard work has paid off. Shalom Rowing came home with 14 firsts, 10 seconds, 5 thirds and 13 others.

This is a great result for our rowers against the northern teams.

Full results

First Place

Grace Pashley - Women’s under 19 single scull
Jayne Wake - Schoolgirls Year 10 single scull
Emily Evans, Gabriella Miners, Jayne Wake, Kaitlyn Rochford - Schoolgirls Year 10 quad
Samuel Heinz - Schoolboys Year 8 single scull
Talen Chalker & Luca Harvey with a mixed Bundaberg Crew - Schoolboys Year 7 quad scull
Emily Parker, Jada Critchlow, Tahlia Smits, Sarah Wake - Schoolgirls Year 7 quad scull
Kodee Pole - Schoolboys Year 7 single scull
Alex McNeil - Schoolboys Year 7 single scull
Jada Critchlow - Schoolgirls Year 7 single scull
Tahlia Smits - Schoolgirls Year 7 single scull
Emily Parker - Schoolgirls Year 7 single scull
Sarah Wake - Schoolgirls Year 7 single scull
Alex McNeil & Kodee Pole - Schoolboys Year 7 double scull
Sarah Wake & Jada Critchlow - Schoolgirls Year 7 double scull

Second Place

Grace Pashley with a mixed Bundaberg crew - Women’s under 19 double scull
Kaitlyn Rochford - Schoolgirls Year 10 single scull
Kaitlyn Rochford & Jayne Wake - Schoolgirls Year 10 double scull
Matthew Parker - Schoolboys Year 10 single scull
Sam Card & Samuel Heinz - Schoolboys Year 8 double scull
Sarah Wake & Piper Rochford - Schoolgirls Year 8 double scull
Tahlia Smits & Emily Parker - Schoolgirls Year 7 double scull
Luca Harvey - Schoolboys Year 7 single scull

Third Place

Denyin Rose & Matthew Parker - Schoolboys Year 10 double scull
Fletcher Crossett, Sam Card, Samuel Heinz, Archie Burey - Schoolboys Year 9 quad scull
Sam Card - Schoolboys Year 8 single scull
Piper Rochford - Schoolgirls Year 8 single scull
Luca Harvey & Talen Chalker - Schoolboys Year 7 double scull

Fourth Place

Denyin Rose, Matthew Parker, Joshua Pole, Hamish Young - Men’s under 19 quad scull
Emily Evans - Schoolgirls Year 9 single scull
Fletcher Crossett &Archie Burey - Schoolboys Year 9 double scull
Emily Evans & Gabriella Miners - Schoolgirls Year 9 double scull
Dustin Franks–O’Brien & Jacob Naude - Schoolboys Year 7 double scull
Alex McNeil, Jacob Naude, Dustin Franks-O’Brien, Kodee Pole - Schoolboys Year 7 quad
Dustin Franks-O’Brien - Schoolboys Year 7 single scull

Fifth Place

Denyin Rose - Schoolboys Year 10 single scull
Gabriella Miners - Schoolgirls Year 9 single scull
Archie Burey - Schoolboys Year 9 single scull
Fletcher Crossett - Schoolboys Year 9 single scull

Sixth Place

Joshua Pole & Hamish Young - Men’s under 19 double scull
Talen Chalker - Schoolboys Year 7 single scull

Mr Simon Gills
Sports Coordinator

QLD Softball

Congratulations to HPP Student Charli-Anne Trace who recently gained selection in the QLD 10-12 Years Softball Team.

Charli-Anne is pictured here receiving her QLD cap from Shalom College Principal, Mr McMahon.

The QLD Maroon Cap is traditionally awarded to mark a players appearance for the QLD team and has long been a symbol of State Pride in Queensland. Charli-Anne can be extremely proud of her achievements and selection in the Qld Team. We are sure Charli-Anne will treasure and take great care of her cap, valuing the symbolic representation of all her hard work and this achievement of a personal goal of excellence.

Congratulations again to Charli-Anne for her selection in the QSS 10-12 years Softball Team for 2020.

Mr Peter Robinson
Student Welfare
High Performance Program

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop Opening Hours – Term Time

Monday 8:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday 8:00am – 12:00pm
Friday – Closed

Price Increase

Due to the increased cost of all Socks – Girls, Boys and Sports
Girls Socks are now $21.00 per pack
Boys Socks are now $21.00 per pack
Sports Socks are now $10.50 a pair.

Thank you for your continued support.

Boys formal socks

Boys formal socks will be compulsory as of Term 1 2021. These socks are available now, 2 pair to a pack $21.

Now in Stock

  • Sports Socks all sizes
  • School Bags

Year 7 Uniform and Year 10 Girls Formal Uniform Fittings 2021

Appointments are now available for uniform fittings, please click on the link below to book your appointment.

As of Term 4,Tuesday 6 October, after school fitting appointments will be available via the link below.



Mrs Leanne Barker
Uniform Shop Co-ordinator
Phone: 41 558 121

Term Dates for 2020

Term 4

Tuesday 6 October

Friday 20 November (Year 12 Concludes)

Friday 27 Novembeer ( Year 10 & 11 Conclude )

Thursday 3 December ( Year 7 -9 Conclude )

Term Dates for 2021

Term 1:

Wednesday 27th January - Thursday 1st April (10 weeks)

Term 2:

Monday 19th April - Friday 25th June (10 weeks)

Term 3:

Monday 12th July - Friday 17th September (10 weeks)

Term 4:

Tuesday 5th October - Friday 3th December (9 weeks)

Parent and Carer Tuckshop Volunteers

At the start of each school year we ask parents to indicate their availability for volunteering in the College tuckshop.

Life is busy and forever changing, so for this reason we have set up a booking system that will not only accommodate our very much appreciated regular volunteers, but also families who may not be able to commit on a regular basis and who may have a day here or there throughout the year to come along and lend a hand and support our students. The beauty of this system is that you can select your day and manage your booking, so if something comes up, you can quickly and easily go online to reschedule or cancel. Your booking will generate a confirmation email with links to manage your booking, it can be synched with your calendar and an SMS is sent the day before as a reminder. Of course, we are also here to help - simply contact Shalom College on 41 55 8111.

For those of you who are regular volunteers your shifts have already been added to the schedule for this year and you should have received an e-mail for each booked shift.

Shifts last from 2 to 3 hours (school drop off to around 11.30 am).

No experience required!

Click here to book a shift >


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 November

Katrina Mulford-McCallum

Wednesday 4 November

Bronwyn Grills

Thursday 5 November

Merna Cook

Friday 6 November

Volunteer required please

Monday 9 November

Trish Cahill

Tuesday 10 November

Isobel O’Brien

Wednesday 11 November

Volunteer required please

Thursday 12 November

Merna Cook

Volunteer required please

Friday 13 November

Volunteer required please

Monday 16 November

Tuesday 17 November

Wednesday 18 November

Thursday 19 November

Friday 20 November

Shalom Sunday Markets

Shalom Markets will continue to operate (with restrictions) until further notice!

  • Fresh food stalls fruit, vegetable & local food products
  • BBQ and tuckshop are operating, social distancing practices are in place
  • Social distancing to include gaps between stalls (all outdoors)


Markets Tuckshop Roster

We NEED volunteers for the Markets Tuckshop or BBQ, if you have any queries please contact Leanne via email –

Sunday 8 November

6:00 am – 9:30 am

Mary Buchanan

Helen/Matthew Mader

Steven Schiffke

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Patricia Rochford

Clinton/Rebecca Davenport

Sunday 15 November

6:00 am – 9:30 am

Suzanne Brown

Mark Morris

Gail/Michael Pimm

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Angela Jackson

Wanita Ellis

Sunday 22 November

6:00 am – 9:30 am

Christine Buwalda-Nicolson

Jo Godfrey

Trish Sellers

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Isobel O’Brien

Nicole Schubel

Markets BBQ Roster

Sunday 8 November

Moore Park Beach State School P&C

Diane Patterson

Sunday 15 November

St Joseph’s P&F

Jess Marsellos

Sunday 22 November

Rotary Club Bundaberg Central

David Baldry

Sunday 29 November

Rotary Club of Bundaberg Sunrise

Tony Castro

Sunday 6 December

Shalom ESports

Gavin Hill

Sunday 13 December

Shalom ESports

Gavin Hill

Sunday 20 December

Shalom ESports

Gavin Hill

Sunday 27 December

Shalom ESports

Gavin Hill

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Past Shalom College student, John Rotar will be returning to Bundaberg to perform with the Bundaberg Sinfonietta. This event called Ave will be an electronic composition, inspired by Gregorian chants overlayed with live orchestral music.

Also Toplogy, who were a huge part of the Milbi Festival will be back with their recovery tour We Will Rise, featuring master drummer Grant Collins.

JOHN ROTAR | AVE Friday 13 November

John Rotar is a young composer, originally from Bundaberg, who will be presenting electronic music influenced by Gregorian chants alongside the Bundaberg Sinfonietta.

Adult $12.00, Concession $8.00, Child U12 Free

TOPOLOGY | WE WILL RISE Thursday 19 November

Brisbane-based indie quintet, Topology are already well known throughout Bundaberg from their performances and workshops throughout the Small Halls during the Milbi Festival.

Adult $20.00, Concession $15.00, Child U12 Free

St Patricks Tuckshop For Sale

Are you looking for a career change in 2021?

Please call into the Tuckshop & have a chat if you are interested in purchasing this business. Alternatively I can be contacted on 0413 483 082 or at the email address below.

Mrs Fleur Wooldridge
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Letter from the Bishop

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31 October - 1 November 2020
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

by Kaye Beston
Principal, St Jospeh's Catholic Primary School

October is World Mission Month.

Pope Francis has highlighted Catholic Mission, recognising mission is at the heart and identity of the Church. Mission in action happens right now and for generations, to help people immediately, longer term and eternally. We engage in mission when we proclaim our faith through our words, actions and lives.

In the words of Pope Francis,
“Like the disciples in the Gospel we were caught off guard by the unexpected, turbulent storm” that is the global pandemic. “We have realised that we are in the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed, all of us called to row together, each of us in need of comforting the other.”

In this current context, the call to mission, the invitation to step out of ourselves for love of God and neighbour presents itself as an opportunity for sharing, service and prayer.

In response to the call to mission, many schools and colleges have joined in the Soctober Challenge. The Socktober Challenge takes children and young people on a journey around the world in mission, bearing witness to stories of people they are supporting by participating in Socktober.

Socktober invites students to engage with developing world issues through the universal language of sport. Young people are challenged to ‘Sock it to Poverty’ using the world game of soccer. Through the comprehensive six-week Socktober Challenge, students gain an understanding of the reality of vulnerable children around the world, kicking goals along the way to provide vital support.

Socktober activities and resources engage children in a holistic experience of mission, using the head, heart, hands framework. A sockball is a great way of showing students in Australia the reality of children around the world who love soccer and sport. As Australians, we are accustomed to playing with synthetic, professionally made soccer balls and footballs in schools, at home, and with our local clubs. But in developing countries, where communities live in poverty, such a ball is a luxury.

Working through the Socktober Challenge and celebrating with a Socktober Event Day, brings into sharp focus, the challenges faced by children all around the world. The concept of the sockball is the perfect example of material differences between Australian students and their brothers and sisters overseas.

Some would say Catholic Social Teachings are "Our Best Kept Secret". This may indeed be the case. However, engaging in the Soctober Challenge provides real life practical opportunities for students to learn to apply Catholic Social Teaching principles in a real context and put their faith and these principles into action in promoting the core principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

Explicit links and language highlight Catholic Social Teaching: Solidarity, Stewardship, Participation and Subsidiarity, Preferential Option for the Poor, Dignity of the Human Person and Common Good. Soctober is a fun, interesting and exciting way for young people to learn about mission and social justice while making a difference.

World Mission month provides this opportunity to engage in mission, proclaiming our faith through our words, actions and lives. It provides a context to join with the wider Catholic Community to bring Catholic Social Teaching (CST) to life in schools, colleges, classrooms, to enable not only deepening of students' understanding of the Catholic Social principles, but also enriching their understanding of how these principles can be enacted in real-life situations.

Mission month concludes this weekend on Saturday 31st October, but our call to mission in action is ongoing and long term. Sunday, the first of November is the feast of All Saints.

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