Shalom College
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9 Fitzgerald Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Phone: 07 4155 8111

23 November 2020

Principal’s Reflection

Last week, almost 200 Shalom students completed thirteen years of education. They are ready to take on the next phase of their lives with skills and abilities honed over those years. Combine that with wonderful support and love from their families and those young people have the world at their feet because they have had a good education – from school and home. A good education remains one of the most crucial social justice projects in society. Without a good education, poverty is a much more likely consequence. Last week was also NAIDOC week. One of the really nice features of our Year 12 Graduation each year is acknowledging the Year 12 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students who complete their studies at Shalom. I love seeing the number of ATSI students at Shalom continue to increase. We are a better school because of that. A good education is a vital ingredient of a prosperous life.

This is true today and we proudly claim at Shalom the traditions started by Edmund Rice and Catherine McAuley who founded the teaching Orders of the Christian Brothers and the Sisters of Mercy respectively. Those two teaching Orders came to Bundaberg through Christian Brothers’ College and Loyola College which merged to become Shalom in 1984. In the late 1800s in Ireland, Edmund and Catherine saw that the only hope young Irish kids had of dragging themselves out of a life of poverty and servitude was education. They both started schools for those young men and women to give them a chance of achieving some social justice in their lives. This is as true today as it was then. Parents play a huge part in that project through your support of the schools and the educators to whom they entrust their children. A good education only happens when those partnerships work well. Thank you for the great support we enjoy from families at Shalom.

Last week of Term Year 7-9. Year 10 & 11 will complete their school year at the end of this week. The Year 7- 9s are able to attend school until Thursday 3 Dec. Monday 30 Nov will be our Phoenix Cup and Pool day for Years 7-9. On the following three days we will have a range of academic and cleaning activities for those attending. We expect that there will be fewer students in attendance for those days. Staff will be very busy during these days getting prepared for the implementation of our new Learning Management System (Sia) which will largely replace the use of Parent Lounge. This new system will also give parents a much more transparent view of the work your child will be doing in every subject. This is quite a significant change for us and a lot of work to implement. Having to shut down the school this year through Covid has been a significant impetus for us to develop processes that will be much better for Shalom staff, students and parents and should we ever have to go through a shut down again, the new system will make remote access significantly more manageable.

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

Information for Years 7, 8 & 9

On Monday 30 November we have organised a day of activities with two sessions – a morning session and then an afternoon session.

Session 1

Intra-House Competition for the coveted Phoenix Cup – Junior Competition.

Sports: basketball, touch football, netball and soccer.


The College tuckshop will be operating at school for lunches but not the canteen at the pool. Students may bring their own lunch of course.

Session 2

Swimming at Norville pool. Students will walk to the pool with teachers.

Students need water bottles, towels, sunscreen and need to wear sun safe clothing.

Please direct any queries to me at the College.

Mrs Elizabeth Austin-Campbell
Deputy Principal


Year 10 End of Semester Two Examinations

The Year 10 examination timetable is attached. Please note that Year 10 students must attend school up to and including Thursday 26 November. Students who have taken Digital Solutions have an exam on Friday morning but may leave school after this exam. All other Year 10 students are not required to attend school on Friday although there will be supervision at school provided for those students unable to make alternative arrangements.

Students should expect to sit outstanding examinations and complete other outstanding assessment tasks at the direction of class teachers in any available examination session during the examination block, including the following week if necessary (30/11/20 and 4/12/20).

Please note there has been a minor adjustment to the exam schedule. The Year10 Life Science exam is now to be held in Ri2 and Ri3.

Parent Lounge

A reminder to parents to regularly log on to Parent Lounge to keep involved with your child’s schooling. Here you can find a wealth of information including report cards, assessment results and the school calendar. If you believe there is an error on Parent Lounge in the due dates, completion of assessment etc, please contact the classroom teacher.

Mr Brendan Maher
Assistant Principal – Administration



Fortunately, restrictions were eased in time so we were able to farewell this great group of Year 12s in style last Thursday. Many talented people contributed to this event to ensure the students understood how much we admire their resilience and good humour.

Fr Peter blessed the students before they move on to the next phase in their lives.

We set the keeping of Christ about you
We call the guarding of God around you
To encircle you, to protect you
And accompany you on your path.

We set the mystery of Love about you
We pray the strength of the Spirit attend you
To hold you, to enfold you
In God’s enduring love.

We set the power of our story about you
Our community together to sustain you
To support you, to walk with you
Held as one in God.

By the power of the Trinity, and in knowing of our God,
We make this blessing prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Shalom Chaverim Year 12 2020!!!

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.

IT Department

Notebook Condition Information

Please check to ensure that your child is keeping their college notebook in the condition required by the school. It is important that any damage be repaired prior to the end of the calendar year to ensure all 3 parts are available for next year. Please go to the link below for more information.

College Notebook Keyboards

HP are now requiring that if a keyboard on a notebook is damaged that all parts that have come off are provided for the repair to be done under APD (accidental damage protection). If the key cap is broken, then the full cost of a replacement keyboard will apply.

Ms Stephanie Johnson
IT Service Desk Manager


2021 Additional Learning Opportunities

Students going into Years 10, 11 & 12 in 2021 who wish to engage in additional learning such as TAFE and external qualifications should register their interest with the Pathways Office with some urgency. Please note that a number of TAFE courses are already booked out and have waiting lists.

To see the selection of courses on offer click on the link to access the 2021 Additional Learning Opportunities booklet.

JMC Academy – Learning Creativity: The Art of Adaptation Webinar

In today’s fast evolving world, the key to thriving in any industry is the ability to adapt. It is about responding to changing demands, new technologies or emerging industries. Creativity is at the centre of adaptation, and the good news is, it is a skill that can be learned and mastered. JMC Academy will be presenting a webinar that will bring the insights from the design industry into perspective and provide a practical way to look at creativity and unlock its true potential in all of us. This webinar is relevant to all high school students and you will learn 7 tips that you can immediately put into practice.

Date: Thursday 26th November 2020
Time: 4pm AEDT (Sydney/Melbourne)
Location: Online via Zoom. Access link will be emailed to all registered participants.

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.

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

Quiet Achiever

Caitlin Dempsey


This week McAuley House would like to congratulate our Quiet Achiever, Caitlin Dempsey.

Students are encouraged while at Shalom to become involved and take every opportunity that is available to them while here at school. Caitlin is a “SHINING” example of this. Cait is a reliable and enthusiastic participant at all House events, carnivals and College happenings and from this involvement her maturity, generosity, compassion and behaviour reflects all aspects of the McAuley House ethos. Caitlin quietly, amongst peers and staff, shows her understanding of MERCY as she involves herself so willingly in all areas of her college and McAuley House life.

Ms Paula Van Dalen
McAuley House Coordinator

Catapult Shoot-Out

This term, Year 8 Core Studies A students have been studying the ways that energy can be transformed, transferred, and stored. This knowledge was then applied to design and engineer improvements on a model catapult. Each class staged their own competition to determine which catapult was the most accurate and precise, and the best performing catapult and the team who built it competed at lunch time on Wednesday 18 November to win their class the grand prize of the tournament, a pizza party supplied by Mr Mitchell Smith.

10 points were awarded for striking the centre of the target, 7 points were awarded for striking the edge of the target, and 1 point was awarded per metre travelled by the projectile, to a maximum of five points. In the case of teams on the same points score, the team that landed their shots closest to the target most often were ranked more highly.

There were a slew of designs in contention for victory but 8H’s team emerged the deserved winners, striking the centre of the target once, hitting the edge of the target once, and landing it very near the target once. 8H will enjoy a pizza party during Week 8 of the term to celebrate their win.

The final standings were as follows

8H- 22 points
8J- 20 points
8B- 15 points
8F- 15 points
8E- 15 points
8C- 15 points
8I- 15 points
8D and 8G- 0 points

Special thanks go to Mrs Georgia Halpin and Ms Jade Tairiwhiti for capturing the construction of catapults and competition, Mr Mitchell Smith for officiating the event and providing the grand prize, and Mr John Davis for ensuring all classes had the best equipment available to design and build their catapults.

Mr Michael Adams
CSA Teacher

Library News

Unfortunately, we are coming to the end of borrowing books for the year, and all currently borrowed books need to be returned to the Library ASAP!

Miss Bella Little
Gap Year Student – Administration

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

Jelly bean Guess

The winner of the McAuley House ‘guess the jelly bean’ competition is Mrs Petersen. Mrs Petersen’s guess of 840 was the closest guess to the actual amount of 898 jelly beans. Congratulations and enjoy your jelly beans!!

Mrs Petersen

Ms Paula Van Dalen
McAuley House Coordinator

Japanese Department

Senior Japanese Dinner

Prior to the Senior External exams, the Year 12 Japanese class enjoyed a linguistic and cultural experience at the Ensoku Japanese restaurant in Bourbong Street. Students experienced ordering their meal and drinks in Japanese from their teachers while learning about Japanese table manners.

It was reminiscent of our tour to Japan two years ago with us all being able to explore Japan. It was a very pleasing and enjoyable night, great food, great company and one that the Year 12 students with take with them on their new journey after High School.

Culture Corner

勤労感謝の日(Kinro Kansha no Hi – or Labor Thanksgiving Day)

November 23 is Labor Thanksgiving Day, a second national holiday in November. It became a holiday in 1948 as a day for citizens to express gratitude to one other for work done throughout the year and for the fruits of those labors.

Labor Thanksgiving Day (Kinro Kansha no Hi in Japanese) is actually a modern name for an ancient ritual called Niinamesai (Harvest Festival). In the ritual, the Emperor makes the season's first offering of freshly harvested rice to the gods and then partakes of the rice himself.

After World War II, Labor Thanksgiving Day was established to mark the fact that fundamental human rights were guaranteed, and rights of workers were greatly expanded in the postwar Constitution. Today, Labor Thanksgiving Day has become a national holiday while Niinamesai is celebrated as a private function of the Imperial Family.

Ms Simone Wilson
Japanese Teacher

Catholic Schools Race Day

Saturday 13 March 2021

As the school year is coming to a close our Catholic Schools Race Day Committee is commencing its preparation for our 16th annual event to be held on Saturday March 13, 2021.

For those new to Bundaberg, this annual event is held at the Bundaberg Race Club, Thabeban Park. Our three Primary Schools, St Marys, St Josephs and St Patricks, combine with Shalom College for a community fundraising event that is seen as one of the highlights on the Bundaberg Events calendar.

This year’s Race Day held in March 2020, was lucky to be one of the last events conducted in Bundaberg before the Covid restrictions were put in to place on the Monday after our Saturday Race Day, and was again a great success.

Planning for our 2021 Race Day is continuing with the optimistic view that Covid restrictions related to events will continue to ease and we will hopefully be holding our Race Day in close to the same format as previous years. Tickets will go on sale early in the new year using the same on-line ticket booking system as this year.

Any queries in relation to next year’s event regarding Tickets, Sponsorships, volunteering etc, can be directed to me using the number below or to Teresa Cameron at Shalom College.

Mr Peter O’Beirne
Catholic Schools Race Day Committee
0419 787 279

Central Australia Trip

19 to 30 September 2021

After a year like 2020, with so much happening nationally and internationally, what better, more exciting way is there to celebrate your freedom than giving back to Australia? An incredible trip, spanning the great terrain of the Northern Territory, taking in the sights of or our country’s great beauty, while spending time in the communities that so desperately need our support and want to share with us, their incredible life experiences.

We will start with a flight from Brisbane to Uluru. There, we meet our guide and travel by bus to Uluru and enjoy an orientation walk around the base of Uluru (Mala Walk) and the instagrammable photographs of Uluru on sunset!

Setting up camp for two nights at Yulara, we will also experience a morning walk through Kata Tjuta National Park to experience the Olgas along the Valley of the Winds Walk. The afternoon will be spent at the Uluru Cultural Centre.

Once we have spent time enjoying the incredible centre of Australia, we leave for Lilla, a remote Aboriginal community in the Watarrka National Park. Over the next few days, students will engage in a number of cultural activities with locals, such as guided walks through Lilla exploring the sites of cultural importance such as waterholes, caves, and men’s and women’s areas. Learn about the dreamtime stories of the area, be welcomed to the land in the traditional Luritja way, learn about the development of community sustainability over the years, and try traditional dot painting art.

Students will also walk the famous rim walk of Kings Canyon, with a beautiful swim at this historic site.

After farewelling the Lilla family, we drive to Alice Springs, and on to the Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. This time is spent learning about sustainable living, enjoying dinner and a star show, then sleeping in swags around the campfire.

A visit to the Alice Springs School of The Air and to the Royal Flying Doctor Service to see how education and health care is provided to people in these remote communities and cattle stations, is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Also, a visit to Alice Springs Desert Park to meet and connect with the local wildlife that inhabit outback Australia.

We then depart Alice Springs with a brief stop at The Devil’s Marbles and an overnight camp at Daly Waters.

An early departure from Daly Waters, we continue to Mataranka for a welcome swim in the hot springs. Then we travel to the incredible site of Katherine Gorge for an overnight camp, taking in a 2-hour cruise into the gorge and perhaps a canoe ride. Next, we travel northwest to Kakadu. Camp at Cooinda for two nights where we visit the Park Ranger Headquarters and Bowali Visitor Centre to experience…

  • Ubirr Art Site
  • Yellow Waters Cruise
  • Nourlangie Rock

Once we depart Kakadu, we travel to Berry Springs, visit the Territory Wildlife Park and experience this home to thousands of territory animals including mammals, birds, reptiles and fish – several of which are rare or endangered in the wild. Later in the afternoon arrive in Darwin and set up camp.

The price includes all meals, bus travel and plane fares.

Are currently in Year 10 or Year 11 and love Australia?

Do you love wildlife?

Do you love swags, campfires, laughter, history, experiencing Indigenous culture, the company of friends, swimming in the coolest (hottest) places on earth?

If so, then this may be the trip for you. Get in touch with Mr Gahan, Mrs Cory or Mr Brown. It will be the trip of a lifetime, right on our vast doorstep! We look forward to your enquiries. There will be an information evening soon.

Mr David Gahan
Trip Coordinator

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


T20 Cricket

Last Tuesday Shalom Open and Intermediate Cricket teams played Matthew Flinders from the Sunshine Coast in T20 Cricket. Due to Covid, the State Schools knock-out comp, run by Qld Cricket, did not go ahead, however Qld Cricket organised the Wide Bay winners (Shalom) to play against the Sunshine Coast winners.

In the Open T20 game, Flinders won the toss and made 5/146 in 20 overs (one of their batsman made 102). Shalom’s best bowler was Aaron Cunnington with 2/29. In reply, Shalom made 5/149 in 17.2 overs with Matthew Jackson finishing on 98 no and Brendan Grills making 24. A great run chase in very hot conditions.

After lunch, a T10 game was played (for something a little different and fun) and again Flinders batted first, making 4/110. Shalom used 9 bowlers with wickets to Jack Gray, Ronan Dempsey and two to Harrison Johnson. In reply, Shalom changed the order so that everyone could have a bat for the day, and finished at 3/63. Matthew Parker made 25 and Aaron Cunnington 20.

Shalom Open Cricket Team

In the Intermediate game, Shalom batted first making 7/95. River Felstead made 40 and Oliver Boge 20. In reply, Flinders finished at 2/100 in the 14th over. Recently named Qld Rep, Lucy Hamilton finished with both wickets.

In the T10 game, Matthew Flinders batted first, compiling a very competitive 7/84 in their 10 overs. Wicket-takers for Shalom were Lucy Hamilton, Kodee Pole, Beau Marshman, Simon Millett, Toby Lamond, Patrick Marshman and Riley Quinn. Shalom chased hard and batted very well, finishing at 4/88. Ned Jenner making 47no and Toby Lamond making 20no.

Shalom Intermediate Cricket Team

Thanks to the staff looking after the teams – Vince Habermann, David Bond, Jordan Condon and Blake Hornbrook.

Mr Simon Gills
Sports Coordinator

Rugby League

Our Senior Shalom Knights (Girls) travelled to play North Rockhampton High on Monday last week.

The girls travelled and played after overcoming a flat tyre on the Coach prior to departure to finally get their first game of the year.

North Rockhampton High have most of the Under 16 Representative Capras players and their coach literally described them as: “Smoking Hot”; which is never a good sign coming from an opponent coach.

Still, our girls arrived and played well and tried their hardest to put into practice all the plays that their excellent coaching staff has provided them this year in training sessions.

The scores were even at 12-12 at half time; which was an exceptional achievement to score three tries in their first game as a team. North Rockhampton High ran out eventual winners, but the coaching staff were very proud of our Senior girls’ efforts. We look forward to them continuing to improve and playing more games in the future.

Congratulations Girls!!

A big thanks to the coaching staff of our Senior Knights (Girls)

Coach Antonio Kaufusi
Manager Isabella Bundesen
League Safe Corey Picaro
Sports Trainer Joe O’Driscoll
Manager David Bond

Shalom Senior Knights

Mr Neil Feather
Rugby League Coordinator


Congratulations to Year 7 Student Kasey Krueger who placed 2nd in the Wide Bay Triathlon Trials on Saturday 14 November. This year alone Kasey has made the Queensland Swimming Team, the Queensland Country Surf lifesaving team and now the Wide Bay Triathlon team. This is an amazing effort Kasey, well done!!

Kasey Kruger

Touch Football

Congratulations to the Shalom PRD Girls team for winning the Bundy Touch Womens Premiership on Saturday night. That makes it 5 Premierships in a row for this group of legends – (over the last 3 years of Bundy Touch - playing for Shalom on Tuesday nights in the Club comp. Usually 2 seasons per year except this year it was only one season!) Congratulations girls and well played!! This Touch team consists of great kids and we wish our Year 12 team mates all the best for the future. A very special thanks to Ainsley Driver as our Assistant Coach.

Premiership Winners

Mr Peter Robinson
Student Welfare
High Performance Program

Shalom Rowing

“New Rowers from Year 7-11 welcome!”

Mr Simon Gills
Sports Coordinator

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

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.

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.



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!


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

As of Friday 27 November, 2020, there is no Flexischools ordering. On 1 February, 2021, Flexischools will be open to start with Pre Ordering for the New Year.

We would like to wish all our Volunteers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from Ann and Staff from the Shalom Canteen.

Tuesday 24 November

Stacey Tindel

Wednesday 25 November

Volunteer required please

Thursday 26 November

Melanie Forey

Friday 27 November

Jeanette Rand

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 29 November

6:00 am – 9:30 am

Jeanne Ferguson

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Jo Medcalf

Nadia Tairiwhiti

Sunday 6 December

6:00 am – 9:30 am

Kath Clarke

Danielle Morrish

Helen Robinson

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tennille Nagas

Maryanne Taylor

Sunday 13 December

6:00 am – 9:30 am

Roselyn Hunting

Susie Mant

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Emma Jansen

Jas Haster

Marie Walker

Sunday 20 December

6:00 am – 9:30 am

Lisa Christensen

Brenda/Colby Jay

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Chris Dennien

Jade Law

Maria McMahon

Sunday 27 December

6:00 am – 9:30 am

Kate Rehbein

Craig Warner

Kylie Walduck

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Brendan/Astrid Clancy

Jo Medcalf

John Pappalardo

Vicki Saffioti

Markets BBQ Roster

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

Community Notice Board

Youth Support

NDIS Information for School Leavers


Link to Survey below

Find Out More below

The Catholic Parish of Bundaberg

Catholic Parish Bulletin

Letter from the Bishop

Mass Seat Reservation

21/22 November 2020
Feast of Christ the King

FOCUS by: Elizabeth Kelly
Youth Ministry Co-ordinator

This year has not gone quite as I planned and for that I am grateful. If it had, my team and I would not have been able to achieve what we have and lay down a solid foundation for a sustainable youth ministry in this parish that will outlast me. My dream is that one day the start of this youth ministry won’t be remembered because it has been here for so long, rather that having a vibrant youth ministry in the parish will just become a regular part of parish life. This is not a quick journey. It will take time. However, we are already seeing great things happening in this parish. There are four vibrant youth groups in the parish that in the last 6 months have connected with over 100 young people, many of whom would have never connected with the Catholic Church. We have overcome the stigma around the Church, showing people it isn’t a boring 2000 year old organisation that is no longer relevant, but instead a vibrant 2000 year old church that is still relevant to this day and has never lost relevance.

Another beautiful event the youth of the Bundaberg Catholic Parish has been running is Hour of Power, an hour that starts with praise and worship, then the Blessed Sacrament is exposed and a time of silence in our Lords presence is had. We end with Benediction and more song of praise and worship. It is an incredible night and a highlight in my and the teams month. I hope everyone in our parish comes to it at least once. The next Hour of Power will be this Thursday 26th at 7.00 pm in Holy Rosary Church. It will be yet another incredible night of prayer. I hope to see you there.

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Triple P

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