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9 Fitzgerald Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Phone: 07 4155 8111

8 February 2021

Principal’s Reflection

Good Dads Matter. If I needed any reminding of this, I got that from attending the funeral of a good friend of mine last Friday. I employed Pete as a young man fresh out of College in 1992 at St Brendan’s. This turned out to be one of my best staff selections ever. Pete has been on staff there ever since filling a number of roles.

He had a powerful and positive impact on countless young men who attended St Brendan’s. He was husband to Cara and father to Emily and Caleb. Pete survived his battle with Cancer long enough to see Caleb graduate last year. At his requiem, both Emily and Caleb spoke about their dad and who he was to them. It was a powerful and heartbreaking tribute. Peter was a prodigiously talented athlete. He played Rugby for Queensland and could turn his hand to any sport. Lots of dads expect their kids to love the things they love. Peter’s kids and I guess, in particular, his son Caleb, showed very little interest in sport. Both Emily and Caleb are entertainers. They are gifted at performing arts. It was so powerful to listen to those two talk about a dad who never missed a recital, or practice or performance and who was just so proud and supportive of who they were as people. Maybe more amazing was that Peter, in his youth, had no great male role model. His dad left his mum when he and his two brothers were very young. He was raised by a single Mum who just must have been heroic. Peter was so proud of his Aboriginal heritage as well and encouraged the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys at St Brendan’s to do so as well. This was powerfully communicated by those young men who added to his funeral liturgy through traditional ritual and song. Good dads matter. And we need so many more of them. We lost a really good one in Peter Bartlett but I hope his example will inspire so many others to be better partners and better dads.

Important Calendar Dates coming up include our Interhouse Swimming Carnival on Tuesday 16 Feb. This involves half a day at the pool for all students. Parents, please remember that this is a part of life at Shalom and not optional. I really hope that the spike we saw in illnesses on that day last year does not occur again. The day before, Monday 15 Feb, is our Bishop’s In-Service Day which will be a student free day for the College.

School TV is a service provided for parents and the link is on our home web page. It contains so many very professionally presented pieces of information on all sorts of information – bullying, study, resilience and so many more. Among the most recent is information for parents whose children are starting high school. Please check it out.

Shalom Past Student Alan Fox (2001 Senior) has played a part in securing a $300m contract to produce home Covid tests. Alan works with bio-tech firm Ellume which is doing cutting edge work in this area.

Mr Dan McMahon

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Welcome back!

We hope 2021 will be smoother sailing for both students and teachers alike. This year sees two new General subjects and one new vocational qualification being offered in the Senior School curriculum – Psychology, Engineering and Certificate Ill in Health Services Assistance. We are thrilled to be able to extend our curriculum offerings to meet the needs of our school community.

Key staff supporting students through the year will be Mrs O’Donnell (Pathways Coordinator), Mrs Ivers (Senior School Coordinator), Mrs Munckton (Middle School Coordinator), Mrs Staley (Learning Enhancement Coordinator) and Mr Robinson, Student Welfare Coordinator, supporting students who have high-level study or sport commitments outside Shalom.

Assessment Calendar

At this stage, Learning Area Coordinators are populating assessment tasks to the Assessment Calendar for Semester One. The Assessment Calendar (referred to as “Curricular Activities” in our learning management system) will be available via the Parent Lounge. To access the Parent Lounge, you will need to know your Parent Lounge login details, which were emailed out by the IT department. Please contact the College if you are unable to locate these details. Once logged-in, click on Student Details and then Curricular Activities. You may select a child using the top right drop-down, if you have more than one child at Shalom. Please ensure you select 2021 as the year.

The completed Calendar will include information about all assessment tasks for students including: Activity Name; Group (subject area); Start Date; Draft Date (only appears for electronic submissions – see task sheets for more details); Due Date; and Activity Status. The class teacher will update these entries as required. Please contact the appropriate class teacher, or Learning Area Coordinator, for more information about assessment tasks if required.

Please note that the Curricular Activities within a student’s allocation of subjects may not be spread evenly through the semester. Across the College, many assessment tasks are assigned during Semester One and each of these is timed according to subject requirements. This makes intervention to spread assessments impractical. However, teachers will suggest timelines to help students manage their time when a task is set. Students (with your support) are encouraged to use this information, in conjunction with the Forward Planner 2021 (pages 128 – 131) in the Student Record Book, to help spread their workload and to meet deadlines. It is not unusual for assessment loads to be heavy around peak times such as the weeks leading up to the end of term. Our students must develop the capacity to manage their time and we all have a part to play in this.

Homework/Study Plan

The Homework/Study Plan (pages 126 - 127) in the Student Record Book is a tool recommended for use by all students to assist in developing time management and assessment management skills. Please contact your child’s pastoral care teacher or class teacher if you would like assistance in helping your child to develop time management and assessment management skills.

Please note that the Student Record Book details the Academic Policies and Procedures of the College (pages 20-25). It is strongly recommended that parents and students familiarise themselves with these procedures to ensure they are meeting their obligations regarding to assessment.

2020 Results

2020 saw 95% of our Year 12 students receive a QCE or a QCIA. QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre) data made available to the College showed that 84.2% of our students who applied for University entry received their first or second preference. ATAR distributions for those students who shared their data were:

ATAR Range

% of cohort in range

90.0 – 99.95


80.0 – 89.95


70.0 – 79.95


60 – 69.95


50 – 59.95


Below 50


It was wonderful to see that 166 VET qualifications were awarded to our students across Year 10 -12, 1 school-based apprenticeship and 3 school-based traineeships were achieved. This data continues to highlight the wonderful learning opportunities and pathways that are available to all students at Shalom.

Mrs Gail Norris
Assistant Principal – Curriculum

Year 12 Exam Block 22 – 24 February

There will be an Exam Block in Week 5 of Term 1 (22/2/21 – 24/2/21) for Year 12 students. The Exam Timetable is attached. Year 12 students need only attend school for the exams they are scheduled for. Full school uniform and normal behaviour expectations are required when students enter the school during this time.

During the Exam Block, students not involved in exams are expected to be involved in home study. Students who are behind in their schoolwork may also be required to attend school to complete outstanding work. If this is required, these arrangements will be communicated by individual class teachers.

We wish our students all the best with their studies.

Mr Brendan Maher
Assistant Principal – Administration

Pupil Free Day

Monday 15 February is a Pupil Free Day for all students as our staff participate in Bishop’s Inservice Day.

Office Closure

Our Office will be closed on Monday 15 February from 8:30am – 11:00am as our staff are involved in Bishop’s Inservice Day.

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

Families will receive their 2021 Annual Fees Account this week. A copy of the statement will be available through Parent Lounge.

All fees will be due within 30 days of the date of the Statement unless a payment schedule or plan has been organized to have all fees paid either by the end of September 2021 for families with a Year 12 student only or by the end of November 2021 for families with Year 7-11 students also.

A 2.5% discount on tuition and eligible levies (please refer to the 2021 Tuition Fees and Levy Schedule) will be given if all fees are paid within 30 days of the date of the Statement. Families who choose to pay via a payment schedule or plan will receive a 1.5% discount on tuition and eligible levies if all fees are paid by the required date.

Should you have any queries or require assistance with setting up a new payment plan or reviewing your existing payment plan, please phone the Finance Office on 4155 8179 or email .

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 College Calendar

The 2021 College Calendar has been handed out to one student per family (youngest sibling). Please note the two change below that are incorrect in the printed calendars;

Swimming Carnivals – Date Swap

  • Friday 12 February will now be the Championship Swimming Carnival (from 1-3pm). This is a NOMINATION ONLY swimming carnival. This carnival is to determine our Age Champions for 2021 and for any student who would like to try and make the Shalom Swimming team that will compete at the District Carnival
  • Tuesday 16 February is the Inter-House Swimming Carnival.

Year 10 Immunisation Date Change

  • Old date (cancelled) 19 April (Day 1 Week 1 Term 2)
  • New date (add to your calendar) 12 July (Day 1 Week 1 Term 3)

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 at 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

Please find attached the 2021 Student Residential Address and Other Information collection notice distributed by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. This data is routinely used to inform Commonwealth school education policy, and to help ensure that Commonwealth funding arrangements for non-government schools are based on need, and are fair and transparent.

Could you please ensure that your address and contact details are up-to-date through the Parent Details tab in Parent Lounge to ensure accurate collection of this data?

Mr Brendan Maher
Assistant Principal – Administration


We are delighted to kick the year off with almost one hundred students enrolled in a diverse range of External Learning, such as Electrotechnology, Automotive, Plumbing, Engineering, Construction, Salon Assistant, Health Support Services, Retail Cosmetics, Tourism, Hospitality, Community Services, Conservation & Land Management, Horticulture, Agriculture, Horse Husbandry, Information, Digital Media & Technology, Crime & Justice, Dance Teaching and Management and Aviation qualifications. It is also a positive start to the year with a significant increase in school-based traineeships and apprenticeship sign ups.

Shalom is privileged to have a partnership with TAFE Queensland which sees Certificate II in Electrotechnology and the continued Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care delivered by TAFE on campus here at Shalom. We are very appreciative of the industry experienced trainers, Mr Michael Meldrum and Mrs Jody Richter. The Pathways team will enhance these qualifications with job ready training, resume building and work experience.

It’s wonderful to see so many of our students exploring their strengths and potential industry pathways.

2021 sees the continuation of Study periods in Goondeel with Mrs Julia Fox, Study Supervisor, actively supporting our students to maintain success in both their external learning and school subjects.

CQ University – SUN (Start Uni Now) Program

SUN is a CQ University initiative that gives you the opportunity to get a head start with university study. SUN provides you with an insight into university life and helps you understand the expectations of studying at a tertiary level. This will help you prepare for the transition from high school to university. After successful completion of SUN you may be eligible for direct entry into CQ University.

For more information on the SUN Program contact the Pathways Office or go to the link below:

The 2021 term dates are as follows, with Term 1 applications closing soon:

Term 1

8 March - 4 June

Applications Due 12 February

Term 2

12 July – 8 October

Applications Due 18 June

Term 3

8 November – 11 February 2022

Applications Due 15 October

Date Claimer - Defence Careers Information Session

Are you considering a career with the Navy, Army or Air Force? A defence careers information session will be held on Monday 29 March from 6.00pm – 8.00pm at the Bundaberg Multiplex, 1 Civic Avenue. This session will help you to learn more about the various roles available and chat to defence personnel to find out first-hand knowledge.

Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance & Certificate III in Aviation Remote Pilot (Drone) Courses

In partnership with Skills Compliance, we are offering the following course to students interested in obtaining a qualification within the aviation industry or drone skills.

Joint Aviation Courses - Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance & Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot). Course is completed over 2 academic years and is VETiS funded. A small fee of $200.00 is paid in the second year to cover the processing fee for the licence and drone purchase. This qualification is worth 10 QCE points.

Students in Years 10, 11 & 12 are eligible to apply however Year 10 students will need approval from the Principal. Please see the Pathways Office to register your expression of interest. Courses are to commence mid March.

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

Quiet Achievers

Caila Maracic

Caila Maracic is a MacKillop Year 12 student who has always been an enthusiastic and supportive participant in all House activities. All of our MacKillop senior buddies are doing a terrific job supporting their Year Seven buddies at this time of the year, but Caila is one of our students fulfilling this role in an exemplary manner. Her Pastoral Care class greatly benefits from her ongoing enthusiasm and willingness to organise, implement and complete set tasks. Caila is a mature, reliable and responsible student, and her efforts are highly valued and appreciated.

Mrs Michelle Moller
MacKillop House Coordinator

Year 8 Camps 2021

Shalom SRC (Student Representative Council)

The Shalom Student Representative Council (SRC) will be continuing its role of being a voice for student ideas and issues for 2021.

Students are encouraged to e-mail the SRC on with any ideas they feel will improve student life at Shalom, or with any issues affecting students.

Students are also welcome to attend our meetings if they wish to voice their ideas / issues. Our first meeting will be on Monday 8 February at lunch time in Loyola, and will be held regularly (usually fortnightly) throughout the year.

Keep watching the newsletter for more information about what is happening with the SRC!

Mr Troy Braund

College Musical 2021

After several very difficult rounds of auditions late last year, the Performing Arts Department are proud to announce the cast for the 2021 musical Footloose. We would like to thank everyone who auditioned last year and congratulate our cast for their selection in the show.

Rehearsals commenced this week and cast members are already busy learning how to ‘cut Footloose!’

Performances will run from 17 – 19 June with ticket sales being released in April – more details will be released soon.

Pictured: Nate Sologinkin as Ren, Jorja Logan as Ariel, Lilianna Hass as Vi, Brynn Harrap as Reverend Moore, Mikayla Condon as Ethel, Ava Marschke as Urleen, Nicholas McMahon as Willard, Brigette McMahon as Wendy Jo, Chelsea Costar as Rusty and Seth Sheppard as Chuck.

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

Sports news and upcoming events

Bundy School Sport 13-19yrs Cluster 1 Trials

The first Bundy School Sport Rep Trials for 13-19yrs students will be held on Monday Feb 8 (after school). The Sports you can trial for are: Softball (Open Male & Open Female), Rugby Union (U15 & Open Male), Tennis (Open Male & Open Female), AFL (U15 Male & U15 Female) and Golf (Open Male & Open Female). If you would like to trial for any of these sports, please come to see Mr Gills in the Sports Office to collect the trial forms.

Bundy School Sport 10-12yrs Golf Trials

Any student born in 2009 (or later) and would like to trial for the Bundy Schools 10-12yrs Golf Team (both Male and Female), please see Mr Gills in the Sport Office.

Bundy School Sport 10-12yrs Softball Trials

Any student born in 2009 (or later) and would like to trial for the Bundy Schools 10-12yrs Softball Team (both Male and Female), please see Mr Gills in the Sport Office.

Wide Bay School Sport 10-12yrs and 13-19yrs Swimming Noms/Team

Any student who would like to nominate for the Wide Bay Schools 10-12yrs or 13-19yrs Swimming Team, please see Mr Gills or Mr Robinson in the Sports Office.

Fraser Coast Rugby 7s

Anyone interested in playing in the Fraser Coast Rugby 7s in Hervey Bay on Saturday 20 March, please e-mail Mr Braund with your name, date of birth, year and house - or meet him outside Mr Gills' office in the second half of lunch on Tuesday (day 2).

Looking for teams in Open Boys/Girls, U15 Boys, U13 Boys.

Shalom College Championship Swimming Carnival

On Friday 12 Feb, the Shalom College Championship Swimming Carnival will be held from 1-3pm. This carnival is used to determine the Shalom Swimming Age Champions and also for students to try and gain selection in the Shalom Swim team that will complete at the District Carnival early next month. If you would like to nominate yourself, please come to the Sports Office and complete a nomination. Nominations close Thursday 11 February.

Golfing Success

Huge Congratulations to Bundaberg Golf Juniors Year 10 Students Kate McFarlane and Jack Wooldridge for being successful in achieving Junior Golf Qld -Titleist scholarships for 2021.

Kate took out the girls full 2021 scholarship, only presented to 1 Qld junior girl each year.

Jack was successful in obtaining a Stars of the Future Scholarship for 2021, only presented to a select few Juniors unsuccessful in the full scholarship.

Well done Kate and Jack, this is an awesome achievement!

Kate McFarlane

Jack Wooldridge

Mr Simon Gills
Sports Coordinator

Fraser Coast Rugby 7s

The annual Fraser Coast Rugby 7s tournament, hosted by Fraser Coast Anglican College in Hervey Bay, will run on Saturday 20 March. Students who are keen to participate need to e-mail Mr Troy Braund ( or see him outside Mr Gills’ office in the second half of lunch on Tuesday 9 February.

The tournament involves teams in Open Boys & Girls, U15 Boys and U13 Boys. Players do not need any rugby experience – we will be training at Shalom College in preparation for the tournament. Students need to register their interest to play by Friday 12 February.

Any queries, please contact Mr Braund.

Mr Troy Braund
Rugby Coach

Vocal & Instrumental Music

Have you ever wanted to learn to sing or play an instrument?

At Shalom College you can have lessons in

Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
Woodwind: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone
Brass: Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba
Drums & Percussion
Guitar & bass
Music Theory and more!
To find out more visit our website or email me.

Ms Megan Hoban
Instrumental Music Coordinator
Instrumental Music Teacher –
Woodwind & Brass

Catholic Schools Race Day

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!



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 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 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)

6/7th February 2021
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

FOCUS by: Mark Fox
Principal: St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

"Did you know that more people resign from their jobs and file for divorce during January, than during any other month of the year.

It seems that most people push through the challenges of their busy year then rush straight into the craziness of the Christmas New Year period. In that space between New Year and returning to work however, most of us find some time to decompress and reflect.

When we create that space, we consider bigger things like our core values, our beliefs, how we see ourselves, how we spend our time and our relationships.

If we determine there is a misalignment between our core beliefs and how we are living, we experience something called cognitive dissonance. It is that uncomfortable feeling of knowing that we are not living our best lives or being our true selves. If we are not living according to our values, we find little meaning, purpose or happiness in our lives.

One of the many things I love about Catholic Education, is the opportunity it affords to develop values and beliefs and to encourage our students to lead meaningful lives. By way of example, three mornings each week, we gather our whole school, 500 children from Prep to Year 6, for student led prayer. The class share a Gospel story of how Jesus challenged us to live. They offer ways in which we could act as Jesus did in our own daily interactions and we pray for others in our homes, parish and community. We conclude with a song which reinforces the theme of the prayer.

In this way, each member of our community is reminded constantly of their relationship with Jesus, and how to live and act towards others in a way that brings meaning, purpose and happiness to our own lives and to the lives of others.

"Enjoy reading this year's edition of the 'Good News Magazine: 2020 New Vision', a look at the year that was and how we adapted to a new way of doing thins."

Please click on the link to access the digital copy of the magazine.

Triple P

The State Government is funding free access to Triple P, which is the world’s most evidence-based parenting program and has helped more than four million children and their parents around the world develop closer, more positive relationships.

Please click on this link, which will take you to the website where you can access information relevant to your situation.

This link will remain in our Newsletter with Triple P sending us regular updates and helpful tips.