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9 Fitzgerald Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Phone: 07 4155 8111

1 February 2021

Principal’s Reflection

I hope I’m not missing anything but I think we had a great first week at Shalom. It was wonderful to welcome our new students on Wednesday and everyone on Thursday. Thank you to all the parents and guardians for all the effort that went into ensuring students were so well presented on Day 1. I know that this involves significant effort.

Last week we celebrated Australia Day. The celebration of January 26 is becoming more nuanced for us all and I don’t think that is a bad thing. There are different perspectives that deserved to be acknowledged. If you get a moment, have a look at this short YouTube clip which is a poem, “Hate He Said”, written and performed by Steven Oliver – it made me think.

Last week we made the first use of the new Waterford building. Staff and students have really enjoyed the new space. We are looking forward to the official blessing and opening in a couple of weeks.

We welcomed fifteen new teachers and about the same number of new support staff last week. The link below will take you to lots of new faces if your child is being taught or supported by one of these new staff.

Along with 271 Year 7 students and 40 other new students from Year 8-11, we look forward to the positive difference all these new people will have on Shalom.

I had another reminder on Saturday of why Bundaberg is such a great place to live. I attended the final performance of Mamma Mia at the Moncrieff Theatre.

What a fantastic show! Just amazing that such a polished and professional show can be put on a rural town. I think we had thirteen ‘Shalommies’ performing – students, past students, staff, parents and former parents. Congratulations to all concerned.

Mr John Coutis is a motivational speaker and will be at Shalom this coming Thursday. John will speak to our Year 7-10 students. John is an inspiring person having overcome enormous difficulties in life.

Mr Dan McMahon

Newsletter Articles

Student Welfare and Information

Welcome everyone…and a very warm welcome to those new to the College.

On Wednesday we had the Year 7s with their Year 12 buddies commence, so not as many students in the school, which makes the transition a little easier for the Year 7s.

We had a separate program for the new students in Years 8 – 11 which was run by the Junior Curriculum Coordinator, Mrs Megan Munckton, and the Senior Curriculum, Mrs Janelle Ivers.

We commenced regular classes from Period 2 on Thursday.

Guest Speaker

This Thursday we have Mr John Coutis visiting Shalom. He will be speaking to Years 7 – 10 in different periods throughout the day. John is a motivational speaker, acknowledged as one of the world’s most inspirational speakers.


I thank you for the way your sons/daughters have presented to the college this week. We are very proud of our uniform and as you know, always insist that students wear it well. We do ask that students do not wear their sports uniform to school even though they have a PE lesson first up – the formal uniform must be worn.

We ask that the students do not present with piercings.

Please name everything – if things go missing and the student’s name is on the item, we can easily get it back to the correct owner. Hats are the big issue – names please.

Personal Development Education

This term the Pastoral Care teachers and House Coordinators will be working with the students on time management, goal setting and the general setting up that is key at the beginning of a new year.

Looking ahead In Term 3 our school will be implementing the Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum with students in Years 7 & 8. The curriculum is based on principles of best practice in child safety education and centres around three key messages: Recognise, React and Report. Through a series of lessons, students will learn how to recognise, react and report when they are unsafe or find themselves in situations that can have a significant detrimental effect on their physical, psychological or emotional wellbeing.

Information about the Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum can be found below.


It is important that students are on time for school and their classes. The poster I have included is one that Education Queensland use – the statistics they give show how much time is lost due to lateness over a period of time.

If your child is late for school, please write a note in their Record Book – without this the lateness is classed as unexplained.


Planning will commence on the Formal Dinner Dance in the next week or so.

May 29 is the date.

Mrs Elizabeth Austin-Campbell
Deputy Principal

Year 12 Exam Block 22 – 24 February

For your advanced planning, please note that an Exam Block for Year 12 students will occur from Monday 22– Wednesday 24 February. Year 12 students need only attend school for the exams they are scheduled for in this period. More information about subjects, rooms etc will be distributed shortly.

Mr Brendan Maher
Assistant Principal – Administration


Welcome to the Year of the Compass

Each year we have a theme that helps us understand the importance of God in our lives. This year our theme is a compass. A compass is a direction finding instrument that can help you get to a destination.

A compass will not tell you where you are going, or even exactly how to get there. It simply points out where North is and puts into perspective the direction in which you’re facing. This helps you orientate yourself. The compass needle will continue to point in a northerly direction, no matter how many times you change the direction you’re walking in.

Just as a compass helps us find the direction in which we are facing God’s word, prayer and listening to those who can guide us, are the best instruments we have to direct us to what is right and true. This truth points us to God and what we need to do to live a good life.

A compass can help us find our own unique way. God doesn’t want us all to go north, we are all different, we need to all go in different directions BUT God can help us find that direction that is right for us. God directs through the scriptures, through prayer, through other people – so God is like a compass that helps us know where we are and help us decide where to go.

Class Masses

Each Wednesday morning at 8 am we hold a short Mass in the Chapel. All parents, students and staff are welcome to attend. We also roster a class or two on each week. The students from these classes are invited to attend and to participate in the Liturgy. We believe as a Catholic School that this is an important part of College life. Mass gives us time to stop and recall our reason for being.

I know life is busy and mornings can be hectic, but many parents like to attend when their child’s RE class is involved. Below is a roster of the classes for this term. Parents who would like to attend just need to remember to sign in upon arrival – this is a COVID 19 requirement.

Date / Week

Classes and Teachers

10 February – Week 3

Year 9 D and 9 J Mrs Taylor

17 February – Week 4

Ash Wednesday

College Captains and House Leaders

24 February – Week 5

Year 11 R&E B and D Mrs Ingall

3 March – Week 6

Year 11 CMT A and B Mr Sheehan

10 March – Week 7

Year 11SOR A and 12 SOR B Mrs Freeman

17 March – Week 8

Year 12 R&E A and B Mr Gahan

24 March – Week 9

Year 11 R&E C and F Mr Cunningham

31 March – Week 10

Year 12 CMT, 12 R&E D, 11 CMT Ms Van Dalen

Mrs Mary Taylor
Assistant Principal – Mission

Current Career Opportunities

Shalom College is growing and seeking to employ highly motivated people for the following positions commencing in 2021;

  • IT Support Officer
    Full-Time | Continuing Position | Immediate Start
  • Teacher assistant - Sport & PE
    Term-Time | Continuing Position | Immediate Start
  • Community Relations Officer
    Term-Time | 12 Month Contract | Starting Term 2 2021
  • Outdoor Education Instructor
    Term-Time | Continuing Position | Starting Term 2 2021

Applications Close

Monday, 15 February 2021

For more details and to apply go to the link below.

Finance Office

2021 Annual Fee accounts will be processed this week. It is essential that all families have completed and submitted the ‘Confirmation of Enrolment for 2021 Fees’ form to ensure family discounts will be applied to accounts where there is more than one child attending a Catholic School or College within the Diocese of Rockhampton. If you have not submitted this, could you please do so as a matter of urgency via the link below.

Should you have any queries please phone the Finance Office on 4155 8179 or email

Mrs Lisa Castro
Finance Officer

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.

Stationary List Error

Apologies to all, Year 9 Maths students each require 2 x A4 exercise books. Unfortunately these were omitted from the Stationary List.

Mrs Lucia Briggs
Learning Area Coordinator Mathematics

Boys Formal Socks

Boys formal socks are now a compulsory part of the College Uniform. These socks are available now at the Uniform Shop, 2 pair to a pack $21.

School Photo Day – Tuesday 9 February

All students will receive an order envelope from their House Coordinator/PC Teacher during Week 2. The order envelopes are printed uniquely for each student. The order and payment instructions to students and parents can be found on the envelopes. Spare envelopes for new enrolments can be collected directly by the students from Student Reception.

IMPORTANT: Every student must present their envelope directly to the photographers on photo day, even if not purchasing a photo. These photos will also be used for the 2021 Student IDs.

Please note, the ‘composite group’ option includes composite photos of all the students in the same year level as your student.

If you would like a photo of siblings together (that are currently enrolled at Shalom) you may order a ‘Family photo’. These order envelopes are to be collected directly from our Front Office or Student reception prior to photo day.

Students absent on the 9th of February, including students at Camp, will have a second opportunity on the ‘Catch up’ photo day on the 17th of February.


Students are required to wear the formal uniform on Photo day, including the School Tie

2021 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 2021, 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 consent cards have now been distributed to all our current Year 7 students via House Coordinators/PC Teachers. Participating students are required to return the completed forms by Friday 5 February, any late forms will need to be returned to Ozcare directly. Only students with a signed and completed consent card, indicating ‘Yes to Vaccination’ will be vaccinated.

Shalom College 2021 Clinic dates

Round 1 - Year 7 HPV1 & Year 7 dTpa – Monday 8 March and Tuesday 9 March

(note, due to the large number of students this clinic is over two days)

Round 1 - Year 10 Meningococcal ACWY – Monday 12 July (moved from 19 April) Consent forms will be distributed closer to date.

Round 2 - Year 7 HPV2 and Year 10 Catch up – Monday 18 October and Tuesday 19 October

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

Missed Vaccinations

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

Year 7 students from 2020 still requiring vaccinations will be contacted by Ozcare and offered an appointment at a Catch-Up clinic to be held at Ozcare, 73 Woongarra Street on Wednesday 5 May 2021.

Year 10 students from 2020 still requiring vaccinations will be offered an appointment at a Catch- Up Clinic to be held at Ozcare on Thursday 6 May 2021.

For further information about the School Immunisation Program please call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit the link below:

The Public Health Act 2005 requires the school principal to disclose student and parent, legal guardian or authorised person information for eligible year 7 and 10 to the immunisation provider if requested.

2021 Student Residential Address and Other Information Collection

Student residential addresses are collected annually by the Australian Government and used to inform school funding calculations.

The Government has announced that the 2021 Student Residential Address and Other Information Collection will open on Monday, 15 February 2021 and will close on Friday, 12 March 2021.

Australia Day Citizenship Awards Ceremony

Four members of our Shalom College community together with members of their families were granted their Australian Citizenship at a ceremony held at the Bundaberg Civic Centre on Australia Day. We extend our best wishes to you and your families.

Jerome JOSE (Year 8 McAuley) and parents who are of Indian descent; Atlanta SANTHOSH (Year 9 Chisholm) and family from Kerala in India; and Thu (Year 8 Rice) and Gia (Year 12 Rice) VU and their father from Vietnam.

Congratulations to you all!

Mrs Maryann Parton
ESL Teacher


Welcome to returning students and new students for the 2021 school year.

The Pathways department is located in the Goondeel Resource Centre (behind the red door) or alternately students can access the office via the external door in the courtyard.

We support the needs of all students by providing advice and information about additional learning opportunities, such as TAFE, and work experience as well as assisting students with the transition from school to employment and higher education.

The 2021 Pathways team is Mrs Liza O’Donnell (Pathways Coordinator) and Mrs Kathy Laing (Work Experience Coordinator/Pathways Administration) and Mrs Julia Fox (Study Supervisor). Study is offered to students participating in additional learning opportunities so that and they are actively supported and assisted in maintaining success in both their external learning and school subjects.

We would also like to remind students and families about the Careers Hub (located within the Shalom College website, Career & Vocational & Education tab) to provide students and parents with information to assist with making decisions about career pathways, further education and life beyond school. We strongly encourage taking the time to explore the wealth of information provided on this site such as Study Information, Free Online Courses, Career Quiz and Resume Templates as well as links to all major universities and the Australian Apprenticeship Pathways website.

We congratulate all students who participated in work experience during the school holidays and those who have secured school-based apprenticeships and traineeships to start the new year. . Feedback from local businesses has been extremely positive.

We are also very proud of all our graduating 2020 Year 12 students that have secured employment and apprenticeships.

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

Quiet Achievers

Tobias Friedrich

Moving into week two of the 2021 school year as a teacher and House Coordinator I have seen many students supporting and caring for our new and also returning students to Shalom. But this week I would like to make special mention of one student in particular from McAuley house as our Quiet Achiever. Tobias Friedrich, a year 10 student has been full of our McAuley Mercy as he has been seen at many different times throughout the days assisting students off buses, to classes, with correct books, at lunch times and throughout breaks. No matter what house students are in, Tobi has been there to support and assist whenever a student looks concerned, lost or alone. This genuine concern for others is just one of the commendable traits that Tobi has and we in McAuley House are very proud to see him “SHINING” with his actions, words and care for others in our Shalom Community.

Ms Paula van Dalen
McAuley House Coordinator


A very warm welcome back to the returning students and all new students. Sensei Anderson and I have developed some fantastic Cultural activities for the Japanese students this year keeping in mind our Catholic social teachings and relating this back to all things Japanese. We would like to extend a warm invitation to all students studying Japanese or not to come and join the Japan Club. When: Every Wednesday at Lunch 2 in J1. This term we have a huge list of activities including origami, water colour Hina dolls and the list goes on.

Culture corner

Setsubun – the beginning of spring (in Japan)

In Japan, 3 February is the time we celebrate Setsubun – the bean-throwing festival. The name literally translates as “season division” and is formally celebrated every year as the beginning of spring.

Traditionally, according to the lunar calendar, Setsubun was celebrated as the beginning of a new year and a special ritual, known as Mamemaki was observed to cleanse away all the misfortune of the previous year.

Mamemaki (or “bean-throwing” is performed by the toshiotoko (the man who was born on the current Chinese Zodiac animal year – so this year it will be men who were born in the Year of the Dog). Roasted soya beans are thrown at a member of the family wearing an Oni (ogre) mask, while chanting "Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!". This means, “Out with bad luck! In with good luck!".

As part of bringing the good luck in, one roasted soyabean is eaten for each year of life, which is hoped will bring good luck for the year to come. Next week the Year 7 Japanese classes will be completing some Setsubun themed crafts and displays. Keep an eye out in the next newsletter for some pictures.

Ms Simone Wilson
Japanese Department

Community Achievement

Burnett Mary Regional Group announces new Youth Advisory Group Membership

The Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) has announced a new ‘Junior Advisory Group’ membership initiative for 13 to 17 year old’s interested in the environment and learning about Natural Resource Management.

The Junior Advisory Group (JAG) is a youth membership initiative within BMRG that will contribute to the development, implementation and promotion of environmental initiatives, programs, and campaigns. Plus have a lot of fun along the way with different events and activities.

BMRG is also calling for 4 junior board director positions to be filled which will be at the helm of driving strategy for the JAG membership.

With the set up of the Junior Advisory group there is an opportunity to take on a more active role within one of the 4 extension committees which cover the Burnett Mary Region.

The position of Chair has already been filled by Tori Bowden, Tori is 15 and studying at Shalom College Bundaberg.

Tori says, “I am honoured to be the chair of such a great youth initiative, this is a fantastic opportunity, and I am looking forward to the establishment of the junior board.”

“This program has so much potential to change society’s perspective on the youth in the region and allow them to make a positive difference in areas of importance and achieve outcomes that will benefit future generations.”

CEO of Burnett Mary Regional Group, Shelia Charlesworth says, “I am absolutely delighted to announce the BMRG Junior Advisory Group, led by the junior board, and to be a part of future planning to engage with younger members and school groups who have supported BMRG over a number of years and who are vital to future sustainable education practices for our ecosystems and to carry on the good work that their past ancestors and family have.”

Shelia says, “This group is going to be extremely important in communicating our message across the Burnett Mary region, to improve sustainable practices and healthy ecosystems, and building the capacity of the youth in the region to assist farmers, industry groups and community groups to enhance our beautiful region.”

To get more information and review the position descriptions to apply, visit the link below:

Media contacts:
BMRG Peter Kafka +61 498 006 908 |

Tori Bowden, Chair of the Junior Advisory Group out the front of the Ag Tech Hub in Bargara.

Mr Peter Robinson
High Performance Program
After School Activities

Shalom College After School Activities (SCASA)

Shalom College is offering students the opportunity to participate in organised after school activities conducted by coaches and teachers.

SCASA also includes a light afternoon tea from 3.15 pm for the students and all activities will conclude at 4.45 pm.


Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays are the 3 available afternoons for SCASA.


SCASA commences in Week 2 of each Term and continues for 8 continuous weeks of each Term.


3.00 pm - School lessons completed.
3.15 pm - Roll Call and afternoon tea (supplied) at College tuck shop and set up time for coaches
3.30 pm - Activities/ Coaching starts (various venues within school grounds)
4.30 pm - Activities/ Coaching finished
4.45 pm - Students help pack up and return equipment and picked up by parents at front of school.

SCASA Activities - see below

Monday -

Option 1 - Netball with Charlotte Boge (SC or Hangar)
Option 2 - Soccer/Football with Fiona Stevenson (Oval or Hangar)
Option 3 - Running Training with Mat Grills (Oval)


Option 1 - Dance with Keeley O'Mara (Dance Studio)
Option 2 - e-Sports with Gavin Hill (Hogan classrooms)
Option 3 - Touch Football and OzTag with Riley Dingle (Oval)


Option 1 - Next-Jenner-ation Running training with Rebecca Jenner (Oval)
Option 2 - Tennis with Brendan Maher (Tennis Courts)
Option 3 - e-Sports with Gavin Hill (Hogan classrooms)

* e-Sports = electronic Sports


The SCASA Fee is $20.00 per term for each student.
This is to help cover the afternoon tea and instructors/coach costs.
This flat fee of $20.00 is for one, two or all three afternoons activities.
This is to encourage participation in SCASA activities.

After completing the SCASA sign on google form, at approx. week 3 of term - you will receive an invitation on Parent Lounge regarding SCASA.

Please wait until week 3 of term then login to Parent Lounge to give permission for your child to attend SCASA and pay the $20.00 fee.

Once there click on the ‘Tours and Excursions’ tab and you will find a link to SCASA Term 3 - Here you will be able to give permission for your child to attend and pay the fee.

Please also check your contact details and phone numbers are current, as we will be using this information to contact you if needed.

It is very important that all information in Parent Lounge is current as teachers will use this information in case of an emergency and to support the welfare of your child.

Please make sure that you click SAVE before logging out.

If you require assistance with Parent Lounge login, please contact the College Office.

Other school sporting teams will continue to have their own training sessions as usual under the direction of their coaches e.g Strength and Conditioning training, Rugby League, Netball, Touch Football etc.

This SCASA program is designed to give extra opportunities for Shalom College students to become involved in supervised activities after school.

Please complete the student and parent details in the google form below to sign up

REMINDER - no confirming phone calls are made by the school to confirm you are in the program - as once you sign on and you receive an online automatic response - your child has been registered and please turn up starting week 2. Once an activity is full - I will omit it from the selections below - so it cannot be selected on the google form.

Thanking you,

Mr Peter Robinson
High Performance Program
After School Activities

Queensland Selection

Indoor Hockey

Late last year Year 9 Student Cohen Usher was Selected in the Queensland Under 13 Indoor Hockey Team after competing in Mackay in the State Championships. Cohen’s Team – Maryborough 1 Competed in Division1 and Finished 3rd in the State only losing to the eventual winners Brisbane 1. Cohen was also the top goal scorer for his Team and finished in the top 6 for Division 1 for the Carnival. Unfortunately, due to COVID indoor Nationals will not be held but instead Cohen will attended a 3 day training camp in Brisbane in January.

Cohen travels to Maryborough twice a week to compete and train in the Under 15 and Under 13 Maryborough Indoor Competitions.

In addition to this Selection Cohen has also been Selected in the Under 15 Queensland Hockey Squad (outdoor) he will Travel to Brisbane this month for Trials. Cohen plays for Hervey Bay Hockey in Under 15’s, Reverse Men’s and Played his first Division 1 games this season in the Fraser Coast Men’s League Traveling to Hervey Bay & Maryborough Friday’s and Saturday’s to compete.

Well done Cohen !

Cohen Usher

Broncos Recruit

Congratulations to Year 10 Student, Thomas Morcom who has been offered a contract with the Brisbane Broncos.

This is a 3 year contract where Thomas will be flown to and from Brisbane 6 times per year. Thomas has been offered quite a few perks and the contract has financial benefits and incentives too, he also has a very strict training regime.

Thomas’s parents wanted him to continue his studies at Shalom College and the Broncos have agreed.

Thomas Morcom

Netball Superstar

Congratulations to Year 12 Student Charlotte Boge who has signed a contract with the USC Thunder Ruby Team this week.

Charlotte will now be playing Netball for USC Thunder Ruby Team, which means she is playing in the HART Sapphire Series starting in April.

So for those who don’t know Netball….

Sunshine Coast Lightning is an Australian netball team based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland which competes in the premier domestic league, Suncorp Super Netball. The USC Thunder Ruby team is a pathway team under the Sunshine Coast Lightning Team.

Charlotte is going to be a busy young lady training and playing at USC Stadium at Sippy Downs this year.

Charlotte Boge

Mr Peter Robinson
High Performance Program
After School Activities

Netball Trials


Shalom Netball Open Team Trials


QISSN & Senior Vicki Wilson Netball Competitions

Netball players who will be in Year 9 – 12 in 2021 are invited to nominate for the Shalom Netball Open Team trials. This team will compete in the 2021 QISSN Competition and the 2021 Senior Vicki Wilson Netball Competition.

Trials will be held This week.

Monday 1 February and Wednesday 3 February

3.15pm – 4.30pm

Players interested in trialling must nominate using the Google doc below. You must ensure that you nominate before the end of Week 1, Term 1 or you will be ineligible to trial.

Catholic Schools Race Day

Saturday 13 March 2021

Our Catholic Schools Race Day Committee is preparing 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.

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 in the near future using the same on-line ticket booking system as last year.

Any queries in relation to this 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

Mr David Gahan
Trip Coordinator

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday - 8:00am – 12:00pm
Friday - CLOSED

Boys formal socks

Boys formal socks are a compulsory part of the uniform. These socks are available now, 2 pair to a pack $21.

Currently Out of Stock

Boys Formal Socks size 11 - 14

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

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.

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 7 February

6:00 am – 9:30 am

Kath Clarke

Danielle Morrish

Helen Robinson

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tennille Nagas

Maryanne Taylor

Sunday 14 February

6:00 am – 9:30 am

Roselyn Hunting

Susie Mant

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Emma Jansen

Jas Haster

Marie Walker

Sunday 21 February

6:00 am – 9:30 am

Lisa Christensen

Brenda/Colby Jay

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Chris Dennien

Jade Law

Maria McMahon

Sunday 28 February

6:00 am – 9:30 am

Craig Warner

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Brendan/Astrid Clancy

Jo Medcalf

John Pappalardo

Vicki Saffioti

Markets BBQ Roster

Sunday 7 February

Shalom Rowing

Gretta Waters

Sunday 14 February

Shalom Rugby League

Neil Feather

Sunday 21 February

Shalom Netball

Melinda Pearson

Sunday 28 February

Rotary Club of Bundaberg Sunrise

Tony Castro

Community Notice Board

Youth Support


Link to Survey below

Find Out More below

The Catholic Parish of Bundaberg

Catholic Parish Bulletin

Current Roster (Term 1, 2021)

30/31st January 2021
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

FOCUS by: Maddison Devine
Assistant Youth Ministry Coordinator

"Come + See"

Starting this Wednesday, Youth ministry for 2021 will officially begin again! The Youth Team (Liz, Maddie, Anthea, Elloise and Riley) are so unbelievably excited to see everyone’s smiling faces at youth groups again, as well as lots of new faces hopefully! Youth Ministry in 2020 was incredible to say the least! Although the year gave us plenty of challenges, new beginnings gave us an opportunity to create an atmosphere filled with joy and an energetic, amazing community of young people engaging in our parish every week. From starting the year with no continuous youth presence to now having a network of over 100 young people and their families each involved in their own ways throughout the parish, to say we are overjoyed is an understatement. Of course, this would not happen without the amazing support of the parish community. With your help, not only did our various youth groups go ahead each week, events such as ‘Hour of Power’, Youth-led Mass and ‘Combined Nights’ were extremely successful and highlighted the essence and strong faith of our young people in our church.

While still planning for this year, Liz and I were brainstorming last week, trying to best word our theme for Youth in the new year. We had a few different ideas in the mix and knew exactly what we wanted to say but were stuck on finding the best way to summarise. After conversations with Fr Peter, he told us that after hearing our ideas and hopes for the year that the words from John 1:39 came to mind, “Come and See”

From John 1:39-41, “He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon. One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah.”

Elated, Liz and I explained that this was it! We knew that this was a perfect summary of what we hoped and envisioned for the year. The first thing that came to mind was how, especially for young teens, the idea of youth group can be a bit intimidating or scary! For a teenager who has never engaged with the church before, an unknown place with new people and conversations based in faith can be terrifying. So much so, that often we find when talking to these young people, the first thing they say is “no”. This is usually when ‘relational ministry’ kicks in! Through conversation and icebreakers, most of the time we are able to convince them to ‘Come and See!’ As only then will they get a picture of what youth group really looks like. I particularly resonate with the section of this chapter when Andrew says, “We have found the Messiah.”. I believe that this is a beautiful description of the feeling and energy that we see so often through our youth groups. While from the outside a typical afternoon or evening at youth group may look loud and very busy, inside, ‘the Messiah’ is seen through laughter, kindness and sharing meals or our stories and the Holy Spirits love is overflowing. I believe that these small moments shared between young people each week are some of the most incredible ways to witness Je-sus’ presence in our everyday life.

With youth groups starting next week if you know someone between the ages of 8 and 30 or currently attending one of our Catholic schools please let us know so we can get in touch! For more information about youth groups, times, youth band or youth team/leadership please call us at the parish office and have a chat! ‘More’ is always welcome! The Youth Team have big plans for 2021 and we are so excited for you to be able to come on this journey with us and the young people of our church. I can only encourage you to “Come and See!”

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