MacKillop College Newsletter
“Enabling every student to achieve the fullness of life.”
“MacKillop College will be a place that nurtures authentic, courageous, faith-filled people with a passion for learning, respect for relationships and an ability to contribute to a global community.”
Term 2, Week 2, 30th April
|Week 3, Term 2|
|Monday, 3rd May||Day 1|
Literacy Enrichment Excursion, Sydney
Years 7 - 10 Learning Conversations, College Hall 4:00pm - 7:30pm
|Tuesday, 4th May||Day 2|
Literacy Enrichment Excursion, Sydney
|Wednesday, 5th May||Day 3||Staff Proclaim Lismore, Pupil Free Day|
|Thursday, 6th May||Day 4|
|Friday, 7th May||Day 5|
Years 11 & 12 College Photos, Lochinvar Centre
Years 7 - 10 Catch up Photos, College Hall
|Week 4, Term 2|
|Monday, 10th May||Day 6|
Years 7 - 10 Learning Conversations, College Hall, 4:00pm - 7:30pm
Years 11 & 12 Catch up Photos, Lochinvar Centre
|Tuesday, 11th May||Day 7|
Year 10 Immunisations
Year 11 Earth Environmental Science Field Study
|Wednesday, 12th May||Day 8|
Duke of Edinburgh Silver expedition - Diamond Head
|Thursday, 13th May||Day 9|
Duke of Edinburgh Silver expedition - Diamond Head
|Friday, 14th May||Day 10|
Duke of Edinburgh Silver expedition - Diamond Head
On behalf of the staff I wish to pass on my sincere thank you to all parents for your support of the College over the last week. The outpouring of love and support, under such sad circumstances, has highlighted just how lucky we are to work in such a wonderful community of parents, students and colleagues.
I wanted to do a tribute to Jake in this week's newsletter but after his funeral on Wednesday I decided that there was no way I can better sum up Jake, or death, than the way Father Paul was so beautifully able to do so in his Homily. Not only did he give us such a beautiful insight into the courage and resilience of Jake, but in his "Letter to Jake" Father Paul gave all of us (young and old) so many wonderful lessons about love, life and death. With Jake's parents and Father Paul's permission I share with you his "Letter to Jake".
A LETTER TO JAKE…
NYKY AND TED, I AM NOT GOING TO PRETEND THAT I HAVE ANY IDEA OF WHAT IT IS LIKE TO LOSE A CHILD LIKE JAKE. OVER THESE PAST DAYS I HAVE WONDERED WHAT I COULD POSSIBLY DO OR SAY TODAY THAT COULD EASE THE PAIN THAT YOU AND OTHERS HERE FEEL.
SO, RIGHTLY OR WRONGLY, I HAVE WRITTEN A LETTER TO JAKE AND WITH JAKE VERY MUCH IN OUR MINDS AND HEARTS I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THIS LETTER AND ITS MESSAGE WITH YOU AND WITH EVERYONE GATHERED HERE AND HOPEFULLY, THROUGH JAKE, THIS LETTER SPEAKS TO EVERYONE HERE IN SOME WAY SHAPE OR FORM:
I wish I was not here sitting beside you today. I don’t think any of us want to be here. You were too young. You had so much to live for. And yet sadly here we are gathered around you.
I know it is selfish of me but I really wish you were still here with us. We have watched you grow up over the last 15 years and I for one have had the pleasure and privilege of knowing you. Others here have watched you and loved you every step of your 15 years.
Jake, I have to confess that I feel a little angry and cheated at what has happened. I know that all of us would have loved to have seen what you would have done with the rest of your life because I for one believe it would have been something truly special.
Jake, I know that you are now at peace. But it still hurts. I also know that the answer to the question why will remain a mystery until we meet again. I just have to comfort myself with my faith, a faith that you shared when you chose to be baptised in Year 3, a faith that has taught me that when death comes to our earthly life we start to live a new life with God.
The most important thing I would like to share with your family and friends today, is that there is always hope. We just have to work hard sometimes to find it and hang on to it.
That is one of the great things about our faith. Every week in this very church we celebrate the faith, hope and love of Jesus and try to take that from here back into our everyday lives. I know that coming here helps me to keep going.
In the prayers and readings that your family and friends have chosen for you today hope is what the first reading reminded us about - the Lord is the one in whom we hoped. In the Gospel it said that the children came to the Lord and that the Lord placed his arms around them, laid his on them and gave them his blessing. So, I know you are OK now because I believe you are in the arms of God.
Jake you died just before ANZAC Day. If it was within my power, I would award you the Victoria Cross. It is the highest and most prestigious award that can be given to someone who is brave in face of the enemy. Cancer has been the enemy and you faced it with more courage than most and I salute you for your bravery.
In fact, you deserve two of these medals, because the Victoria Cross is also given for extreme devotion to duty. So, having come to know you, you also deserve a second medal for your extreme devotion to the rabbitohs. I know you felt sorry for me when I confessed to you the other day that I was a Cowboys supporter but from now on when Souths and Cowboys play against each other you and I will have some time together in spirit.
Jake, I still wish you were here with us but I also know that you are now with all our family and friends who have gone before us, please give them our love and I know that they will look after you. Please watch over us now as angels do. Watch over especially your mum & dad and all your family. Know that as we gather around them today that we will do our best to support them and love them. If they need anything in the days, weeks and months ahead then they just have to yell out and we will be there for them.
I encourage all your friends to please talk to someone about how they are feeling as we gather around you today. Please get them to talk to someone. Don't keep feelings a secret. Don’t keep feelings locked up. Tell them, Jake, to never be afraid to talk about what is happening in their lives and to let someone know how they are truly feeling. So many of us want to and would love to help them now and always.
Even though there is more to say, I better stop here but before I go I just want to say that even though your time with us was far, far too short I just want to say thank you for being you. I also want to say thank you to God for the very gift of you. You have been with us these past 15 years. You played a part in our lives and helped to make us who we are now. We have been a part of your life and we have enjoyed your friendship, support and love and I for one and I am sure everyone here is grateful that we have had the honour and privilege to have shared in your life.
Take care Jake and until I see you again, God bless.
I also want to publicly pass on my thanks to the students and staff who made our Information and Open Evening on Tuesday Night the outstanding success that it was. Year 6 students and parents shared with us just how awesome the student performers and tour guides were, and what fine examples of MacKillop young men and women they were. We look forward to meeting our Year 6 students and parents in the upcoming enrolment interviews.
I have included below a great resource to assist parents in their conversations with staff. Our Learning Conversations in Weeks 3 & 4 are a wonderful opportunity for us to work in partnership and I look forward to seeing parents at these.
PARENTS/CARERS OF CHILDREN WITH DIVERSE LEARNING NEEDS
The NSW Council of Catholic School Parents (CCSP) recognises that families of children with differing abilities require targeted advocacy and support and has developed a valuable resource to assist parents of children with diverse learning needs. Please access this resource via the CCSP website. https://www.ccsp.catholic.edu.au/students-with-diverse-learning-needs
We have a group of Wonderful Year 10, 11 and 12 students who have volunteered to be part of an amazing experience called “Through our Eyes”.
In this experience students will visit in groups of two or three, a resident from one of our local Catholic Care of the Aged Homes, inviting them to share their life story. The project culminates in the students creating a published memento of the older person’s story. These are published works are presented to their older friend and their family at the end of the project (early in Term 3).
On Tuesday we had our orientation at Maryknoll and next week will begin this lovely journey for our students and their older friend.
Journey into the Catholic Faith for Teens 2021
Youth aged 13-18 years who are seeking baptism or reception into the Catholic Church are required to complete a period of preparation before the Sacraments of initiation are administered.
Journey into the Catholic Faith for Teens is a 17 session program that aims to help young people think critically, use philosophy and discover the answers to faith questions through a lived relationship with God.
If it is your desire to become a baptised Catholic or you are simply interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith and you are willing to commit to participating in the Journey for Teens program, please complete the expression of interest form by 1 May, 2021.
Please note the program commences on 4th May and runs weekly during Terms 2 and 3 on Tuesdays from 4.00pm-5.15pm at the Youth Hub in Horton Street.
Contact for enquiries:
M: 0447 992 986
LEADER OF EVANGELISATION
With the start of another busy term, students and their learning and wellbeing are again at the forefront of our minds. Both students and staff will be engaging in a variety of experiences this term with the student as a person and a learner with individual needs as our focus.
Students would be aware that this term’s assessment dates have been published on Moodle, and I would encourage families to print a copy of this for future planning. Please bear in mind that it is a fluid document, however, and checking this regularly would be beneficial.
Learning Conversations are a crucial element of the partnership between student, parent and teacher. Held at the College on Monday 3rd and Monday 10th of May, Learning Conversations give parents the opportunity to speak with their child’s teachers face to face in order to find out how students are engaging in their courses and to explore their Term 1 Report. Together with your child, this is an opportunity to discuss approaches to learning, if potential is being realised, and how to improve on current knowledge. I would encourage all parents to take this opportunity to discuss their child’s learning opportunities during these occasions. Please refer to the earlier section of the newsletter as to how to book your Learning Conversations if you have not already done so.
Proclaim Lismore. On Wednesday, 5th May College staff will meet with an aim to reinvigorate staff with purposeful prayer and passionate commitment toward their vocation of accompanying students in choosing the fullness of life in Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit. Proclaim Lismore this year will have as its theme: Faith in the Future. Please note that this is a pupil free day.
Student photos were taken today with all students presenting in their formal uniform with tie. Any student absent today will have the opportunity to have their photograph taken during our catch up session on next Friday, 7th May. Of course, this is an important opportunity for all students as a record of their first year at high school and will become a cherished memory I’m sure in the future.
Students undertook a practice NAPLAN Online test last week and this experience should help settle nerves for the official NAPLAN Online Testing that will commence in Week 4. As usual, students will need to ensure that their device is fully charged each morning in order to undertake this assessment. More detailed information regarding this will be published within the newsletter in due course.
Congratulations to the following students who have received a Leader of Pastoral Care Award: Alexandra Bransdon, Claire Flynn, Chloe Kaplia, Jackson Mayne, Margaret McKenzie, Matthew Mitchell and Lucy Ryan.
YEAR 7 LEADER OF PASTORAL CARE
Year 8 have not wasted any time getting into their integrated sport! Here are some pictures of them at Springloaded last week enjoying themselves.
YEAR 8 LEADER OF PASTORAL CARE
Manette O’Neill was a teacher on New York’s Lower East Side. One day she gave a Maths test to her class. When she corrected the papers, she found that 12 boys had given the same unusually wrong answer to the same problem. She had the boys stay after the school. She didn’t ask any questions. She didn’t make any accusations. She simply wrote 23 words on the blackboard and had the boys copy them one hundred times.
Here is what Ms O’Neill wrote:
The measure of a man’s character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. (Thomas Babington Macauley)
Years later, author Jerome Weidman recalled the incident, saying:
I don’t know about the other eleven boys. Speaking for the only one of the dozen with whom I am on intimate terms, I can say this was the most important single lesson of my life.
Young people learn many important lessons at school. Very often the most profound learnings, attitudes and understandings, the ones that can be life moulding, come from the example and wisdom of a significant teacher. I say this with no intention of devaluing the place of the formal curriculum, but rather to recognise the important role of teacher. A child’s love of learning, care for others, belief in self, love and respect, are all learnings that grow from good student/teacher relationships. Faith, similarly, is ‘caught’ rather than taught. St Paul often reminded the early Christian communities that others would be inspired to follow Christ by their example – first do Christianity and only then talk about it. (This is quite a loose interpretation of St Paul’s letters, but, I believe, true to the spirit.)
At MacKillop College we have a great many excellent teachers whose lived example speaks with a clarity and lasting impression that words will never match. Some of these teachers form the Year 9 Pastoral Team. I take the opportunity this week to remind us of this important fact and to formally thank the Year 9 Pastoral Team for the work that they lovingly take on for the benefit of all.
A teacher affects eternity, he can never tell where his influence stops. (Henry Adams)
Congratulations to Harmony Mitchell who has received a Leader of Pastoral Care Award.
YEAR 9 LEADER OF PASTORAL CARE
YEAR 10 MENINGOCOCCAL IMMUNISATION
Each year NSW Health works in partnership with schools to offer the vaccines recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for adolescents as part of the school vaccination program.
North Coast Area Health Service are holding an Immunisation Day at MacKillop College for Year 10 students on Tuesday, 11th May. Please note that originally there were to be two Immunisation Days, 11th & 12th May.
All Year 10 students will receive the following vaccine:-
A Parent Information Kit has been sent home with Year 10 students today for this immunisation.
This kit contains a consent form, information sheet and privacy statement that details how personal information will be collected, stored and utilised.
To consent to the immunisation of your child, parents/guardians are advised to:
* Read all the information provided;
* Complete the consent form and sign;
* Return the completed consent form to the Area Health Nurse on Vaccination Day; and
* Ensure that your child eats breakfast on the day of the school immunisation clinic.
Please return the signed consent form to the Area Health Nurse on Immunisation Day. Immunisation will not be administered to students without a signed consent form. Verbal consent is NOT SUFFICIENT.
A Record of Immunisation will be provided to each student immunised. Parents/guardians should ensure that this record is kept for further reference and should not assume that their child has been vaccinated if they do not receive this Record of Immunisation.
Please note that MacKillop College does not keep any records of these immunisations. If you have any questions or concerns please ring Lindsay Lucas (Public Health Unit) on 0429 046 229.
Students are asked to wear their sport uniform on Immunisation Day for ease of access of their immunisation.
YEAR 10 LEADER OF PASTORAL CARE
REFLECTING ON OUR YEAR SO FAR
It has been lovely to see the fresh and happy faces return to school after their much earned Easter break. Year 11 have begun Term 2 with a reflection of their activities and mind set over Term 1 and have identified the things they are doing well, and the areas they wish to improve upon. This will look different for every student but it has been emphasised to them that the most significant factor should be their health and happiness.
Academic success should NOT come at the cost of your health. I stand strong in this belief and maintain that students are able to achieve their goals and maintain a happy, healthy and most importantly enjoyable life throughout Years 11 and 12.
Sometimes we need support to achieve all of this, so I urge students to turn to their support and reach out for help if they are having a hard time to manage all of their commitments. We have lots of support here at MacKillop and plenty of years of experience supporting students through their HSC, so please do not hesitate to ask your teachers for support or advice.
Year 11 students teamed up with Year 12 this week to support the Year 11 theme “Never see a need without doing something about it” and Year 12’s theme of #weLead. The students visited the junior site on Tuesday to help our maintenance team tidy up the grounds before our Year 6 Information Evening. It is always a wonderful night and for me, the most impressive thing about our school are the students in it. So it was wonderful to have our senior students showing their support and care for our College grounds and in turn our College Community. Well done everyone.
Care and Compassion
A wonderful thing I witnessed last week was the care, compassion and empathy the senior students displayed when we all received the very sad news of Jake’s passing. Everyone handles news like that in their own way, but the senior students were extremely mature, compassionate and caring to all around them. The level of respect and understanding the students showed to each other and to their teachers during a tough day was admirable. I was once again reminded how lucky I am to work with such amazing young people.
YEAR 11 LEADER OF PASTORAL CARE
I am pleased to say that the rescheduled assessments from term one finished this week, which will be a great relief to many. Most students that I have spoken to have been extremely stressed, so this weekend might be a great time for them to take a few deep breaths and have a little bit of time out. Unfortunately, that time out will be brief! As I look forward, the school calendar is pretty jam packed and it won't be long until we are back in amongst exams and hand ins. I implore all parents and carers to remind their young men and women that they should be getting organised, plan ahead, aim to do their best, but above all to be kind to themselves. If anything, events in recent times have demonstrated to us that there is life outside of school - school is important, doing your best is important but by no means are these the only important things.
At the start of last week, I had a great two days with our Geography students where they had the opportunity to experience awesome activities and hear from some really inspiring people. The students visited the Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, Dorrigo National Park, TreeTops and snorkelling at Solitary Islands. Once again the experience left me feeling blessed, the students were amazing - they were involved, polite, respectful, enthusiastic and at times brave! Many fears were conquered and I can safely say it was an educational experience enjoyed by all who attended. It will be very useful in the trial and HSC exams. Thank you to Mrs Hayes, Mr Evans and Mrs Fletcher for organising.
In next week's newsletter I will put in a timeline of key dates for our Year 12s so everyone has a good idea of what is coming up such as when early entries for universities open.
Over the next couple of weeks I will finish my individual meetings with all the Year 12s. I am really enjoying the opportunity to speak to everyone on their own and seeing where they are at and how they are feeling. As always I encourage anyone, parents, carers or students who have a particular concern to get in touch.
As always, have a great weekend but in particular this weekend take a bit of time to enjoy something for yourself - a walk on the beach, a workout at the gym, a day in your pyjamas, an afternoon with friends or a movie night with family - do whatever gives you joy!
YEAR 12 LEADER OF PASTORAL CARE
From the Mathematics Vault
Welcome to our weekly Maths Vault!
We will provide a mathematics problem for solving, with the answer published the week after underneath a new problem. Good luck!
Year 11 and 12 Textiles incursion
Year 11 and 12 Textiles students participated in an immersive incursion which allowed them to view the Texstyle HSC Exhibition. The Texstyle HSC Exhibition is an annual event which has been held for over 15 years, designed to showcase excellence and promote Textiles and Design in both the education and wider communities.
This year, Texstyle 2021 showcased 20 exemplary Textiles and Design projects from the 2020 Higher School Certificate in a virtual space, viewing each project using high-resolution photography, deep zoom and 3D imagery.
Students also viewed pre-recorded workshops from experts regarding the Major Textiles Project requirements and looked at developing their portfolios using Adobe inDesign software - a suite which allows creativity in the layout of student work.
Students then had fun learning how to use the Cricut machine to cut fabric and iron-on vinyl, as well as exploring it's application to their own projects. Finally, the students experimented with Thermoplastic fabric manipulations whereby they bound, pleated, tied and clamped fabric into various forms before setting the shapes into the fabric by boiling/heating.
MacKillop College Music News
“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.”- Martin Luther
ENSEMBLE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE WEEK 3
MONDAY (Day 1/6)
8:00am - 8:45am
TUESDAY (Day 2/7)
8:00am - 8:45am
Senior Percussion Ensemble
8:00am - 8:45am
J16 Music Room & Percussion Room
3:15pm - 4:00pm
J16 Music Room
Wednesday - Pupil Free Day
THURSDAY (Day 4/9)
Junior Percussion Ensemble
8:00am - 8:45am
Junior Band (yrs 7 + 8)
8:00am - 8:45am
J16 Music Room
FRIDAY (Day 5/10)
College Band (yrs 8 - 12)
8:00am - 8:45am
J16 Music Room
Open Practice Rooms
J16 & J14, Percussion Room
- Week 6 - Thursday 27th May, Period 1, MPC, Collective & Choir.
COLA CONCERT (Junior)
- Week 7 - Wednesday 2nd June, Lunch 2, COLA - Junior Campus, auditioned and invited ensembles and soloists.
HSC LUNCH CONCERT
- Week 7 - Friday 4th June, Lunch 2, Lochinvar Courtyard - Senior Campus, HSC music students.
Please contact Mr Denham with any questions relating to the co-curricular music program at MacKillop College.
LEADER OF CO-CURRICULAR MUSIC
Please refer to the College website for the Sport Programs for Year 7-10 Term 2 Sport.
MACKILLOP COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE SPORT
If your child registers for a Representative sport at any level (School, Diocesan, NSWCCC) and can no longer
attend can you please notify the relevant person so our attendance records are accurate.
1. MacKillop College – Erin Denham (Leader of Sport) email@example.com
2. Diocesan Team - John Coociola (Leader of Sport Lismore Diocese firstname.lastname@example.org
3. NSWCCC Trial or team – Robert Rush or Ann-Marie Miranda (CSNSW Sport)
HOW TO REGISTER FOR A MACKILLOP COLLEGE SPORT TEAM
To register to trial for a MacKillop College sport team follow the steps below.
1. Log into the school Moodle page.
2. Click on the Student Links tab on the left hand side
3. Click on the Representative Sports Registrations link.
4. Click on the relevant sport and fill out the google form.
5. Listen to notices and check your emails for relevant trial information.
Sports currently open for registration/ trials are:
Click on this link to register http://moodle.pmaclism.catholic.edu.au/course/view.php?id=650
1. 7/8 Touch Football
2. 9/10 Touch Football
3. U13, U14, U15, U16 Rugby League
4. Athletic’s Pre events (400m, 800, 1500mm and High Jump)
DIOCESAN OPEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
On a beautiful Wednesday morning, the Open Boys’ team travelled to Kempsey prepared and raring to go. In the opening game MacKillop took on Newman in a hard fought battle. Friendships were put aside for 50 minutes and both sides came out all guns blazing. Sachin Sen Gupta had a couple of chances in the first half but could not convert them. Unfortunately, two quick goals in the second half from Newman brought the boys’ hopes down. However, a cheeky little finish by Jared Humphries sparked a sense of urgency and desire to win. Although intensity increased, the scores remained the same and we suffered a loss.
With a virtually instant turn around, game number two began against St Pauls College Kempsey. A sloppy free kick by Luke Townsend snuck in at the far post and the boys went up 1 – 0. The early finish was followed by a lapse in concentration and this resulted in a quick counter attack from St Pauls. Their forward sent the ball into the top corner to level the scores. An intense team talk took place during the half time break which fired the boys up. Our captain, Vaughan Lickley, led by example and smashed the ball into the net from 6 yards. He then scored a another banger to make the score 3-1. Taye Power O'Toole then got in on the act hammering one into the bottom corner from the edge of the box to make the final score 4-1.
Going straight into our third game in a row, the boys knew that only a win was going to be good enough to progress. We started playing with a lot more composure than the first two games and the midfield started to dominate a strong John Paul College team. A number of early chances were crafted but unfortunately we were not able to convert. This gave John Paul College a boost and they were also able to create a number of chances of their own. With the scores tied at half time, Mackillop came out with a fresh impetus. Knowing only a win would be enough, we launched attack after attack but the John Paul defence stood firm and their keeper made a number of good saves. We left ourselves open the counter attack and John Paul also had a number of chances to win the game. With the very last kick of the game we put a glorious chance just over the Bar and the final result of a draw meant that we could not progress any further in the completion.
Despite the obvious disappointment, Mackillop entered the last game against St Joseph’s Regional College with a high morale and love for the game. However, the opposition were more aggressive than us and went into an early two goal lead. This prompted a response from our boys and we started to compete with a bit more urgency. Angus Goodman lashed the ball into the net but unfortunately we could not get the elusive equalizer.
Overall, the boys represented the College with a lot of pride. They tried their best every game and if a few of the chances that we created went in, it could have easily been a different outcome on the day. Huon Lickley was voted best and fairest for the day. Good luck to John Paul College in the next round.
On a hot day in Kempsey, the Open Girls’ soccer team bravely contested four games straight with minimal break. A tightly fought first game was not reflected by a scoreline reading 3 nil to Regional, with consistency in front of goals proving to be the key difference between the teams. A similar story in the second game, with John Paul College sneaking a 2-1 win. Showing great tenacity and hunger the MacKillop girls regathered to beat St Paul’s, Kempsey 2-1 in the day’s third game, including a long-range screamer from Kiana Osmond-Dreyer. The game was unfortunately soured by an injury to Lola Delandemare. Speedy recovery, Lola! The girls ended the day with a comfortable win over Newman. Great effort from all of the girls, with special mention to joint Players’ Players, Grace Kranitis and Kiana Osmond-Dreyer.
NORTHERN CCC RUGBY LEAGUE
Congratulations to all of the boys who represented the Lismore Diocese at the Northern CCC Rugby League Trials recently held at Smithtown. Exciting news, Wil Rosenbaum and Ethan Tombs were named in the Under 15 team. We have not had players make this team for quite some years. Congratulation Wil and Ethan.
We wish you all the best as you travel to Sydney with Mr Littler to trial for the Under 15 NSWCCC Rugby League team in May.
NSWCCC AFL SELECTIONS
Congratulations to Lochlan Jones and Tom Ryan who recently made the journey to Wagga Wagga to trial for the NSWCCC AFL Boys Team. While the boys did not make the team I hope that they enjoyed the experience and hope that they continue to pursue the sporting pathway’s offered to them.
NSWCCC Sport Registrations 2021 for Pathway Sports
Registrations are via the CSNSW.sport portal.
For instructions on how to register go to – Guide For Parents – Sport Registrations >>
For further information, go to the CSNSW Sport Website Sport pages.
NSWCCC Basketball selections
NSWCCC Rugby 18 years selections Eastwood
4th & 5th May
NSW Sixers Cricket Girls – Stuart Park
NSWCCC Rugby League Selections St Mary’s
19, 20, 21 May
Diocesan Cross Country
Boys and Girls Bill Turner
AUSTRALIAN TRACK AND FIELD
Congratulations to Ryan Binksin who competed at the Australian Track and Field Championships during the holidays.
LEADER OF SPORT
Year 7 Information Night was a huge event for the canteen, many thanks to Stuart and Debbie Ward, Leanne Hatherly, Mel Carroll, Pete Fallon, and Paul Robins for all your assistance.
Special thanks to Isabella Dunn and Ume Ryan who were absolute trojans helping with the BBQ!
600 sausages, 20 litres of flavouring and 120 litres of milk was consumed.
Monday 3rd May
Mayo Brumby, Sue Moore-Jones and Jodie Burge
Tuesday 4th May
Maggie Nash, Nicole McIlroy and Roz Brockhurst
Wednesday 5th May
PUPIL FREE DAY
Thursday 6th May
Rowena Beukers, Jo Sexton, Renaee Bullock and Jackie Jovanic
Friday 30th April
Mel Carroll, Leanne Hatherly HELP PLEASE
If you can spare one hour once a month to help at the canteen it would be greatly appreciated, please ring Canteen Co-ordinator Maxine on 0432 179 365. Please ensure if you are volunteering you have supplied your volunteer Working With Children Check to the front office.
If you would like to help please follow the link below or ring Maxine on 0432 179 365. Help is needed from 11:00am to 2:00pm or for service from 11:00am till 11:30am or 1:35pm until 2:00pm.
To order from the canteen:
1. Orders can be written out at the canteen (bags supplied free of charge)
2. Orders can be written out at home and put in at the canteen
3. Download the QKR! app and order on line.
ALL ORDERS TO BE IN BY 8:30AM PLEASE
Please remind your child/children if you have ordered for them, and what their order is. We are currently having our volunteers spend quite a bit of time searching for students who have not collected their lunch orders.
If your child is sick and you have ordered, please phone the canteen (6583 2632) to arrange a credit.
School ties are available to purchase from the canteen for $20.00
Homework Hub - Senior Campus
Tuesday's and Thursday's
7:45am - 8:30am
Room 12 Main College with Mrs Elizabeth Robertson