News & Views

08 August 2019
Issue Twelve
Quick Dates
College Captain
College Vice Captain
Assistant Principal - Religious Education & Liturgy
Outreach Captain
Spirit Captain
Assistant Principal - Student Learning, Data, & Logistics
Curriculum Captain
Japanese
International Visitors
Z Club News
Queensland Catholic Colleges Music Festival
iCentre
Careers
Technology for 2020
Uniform Shop
La Cucina
Community Notices
Mount Alvernia College
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Kedron, Qld, 4031
AU

Quick Dates

Week 4/5, Term 3

 

Friday 9 August

It Takes a Spark STEAM Conference

Year 12 Study at Home Day

Year 9 Camp concludes

3.30pm  Athletics Camp commences

 

Sunday 11 August

Athletics Camp concludes

 

Monday 12 August

3.00pm  Music Workshop (All Hallows')

UQ Athletics Meet

6.00pm  Senior Theatresports Competition (St Patrick's)

6.00pm  Brisbane Sings Walk-through Rehearsal (QPAC Concert Hall)

 

Tuesday 13 August

9.00am  Meet the Principal Enrolment Event

2.00pm  Year 7 Dancing (San Damiano Centre)

6.15pm  Drama X Ensemble Theatre Visit (La Boite)

 

Wednesday 14 August

RNA Show Holiday

 

Thursday 15 August

Queensland Catholic Colleges Music Festival commences (Villanova College)

Vicky Wilson Cup Netball Tournament

 

College Captain

Last week, we celebrated Catholic Education Week.  This occasion exists to uphold and celebrate the culture and  great things that are present in Catholic schools, something certainly felt within the Mount Alvernia community.  The theme for Catholic Education Week this year was centred around Many Voices, One Spirit.  This was highlighted at last week’s assembly, sharing a moment of recognition and appreciation to be a part of something so unique and uplifting.

 

As we approach the halfway point of Term 3, now is the perfect chance for students to challenge themselves and unlock their potential and achieve.  We have had a full and exciting start to Term 3, with the end of Trimester 2 sport, athletics season, Brisbane Sings rehearsals, Cultural Festival preparations, P&F events, assemblies, and keeping up with assessment and friends.  It is times like this when my pride for the College is reinforced.

 

There has been an outstanding commitment and enthusiasm from students as we begin Cultural Festival preparation and rehearsals.  House performance rehearsals not only set us up for great competition on the day, but also provide the opportunity to develop relationships across year levels, with students in the house boosting overall college pride, spirit, and student rapport.  A great buzz can be felt in the lead-up and it is clear there is excitement around the College to see the end results.  Will Belle Prairie hold the trophy again after its victory at the recent Athletics Carnival?

 

In the past few weeks, the application process for next year's badged student leadership team has begun.  Last week, the potential 2020 college captains were interviewed and shortlisted, and we will hear their speeches to the College at next week’s assembly.

 

I was honoured to be present in this year’s college captain candidate interviews.  From this, I observed a common theme.  When hearing the student responses to a range of questions and their motivation and desire to lead and influence the College, one thing that became clear multiple times was their acknowledgement of the pride they hold in being a Mount Alvernia student.  This has been evident many times throughout this year and demonstrates the community and spirit that continues to grow - something definitely unique to this community.

 

As we are consistently presented with opportunities at Mt A, this week Years 11 and 12 students had the chance to participate in the annual Adolescent Aware Survey.  Students were asked questions surrounding a range of aspects of teenage life, presenting the opportunity to contribute to a bright future for the youth of Australia.

 

The Year 12 students are being provided great opportunity as we explore our options post-school.  With boundless support from the College, students have begun tertiary study applications and are beginning to feel comfortable with life after school as we are guided to take the next big step.

 

Along with many other Mount Alvernia students, I too am proud to be a part of the college community, and am looking forward to continuing to see life at the College in full swing.  I wish everyone the best as we go through the second half of Term 3 together.

Maddy Riddle

College Vice Captain

Moving and Grooving Through Term 3

As we approach the halfway of point of Term 3, it is important that teachers and students stay focused and relaxed, and keep a positive mindset.  This term brings much to look forward to, with the Cultural Festival, Athletics Carnival, and the excitement of choosing subjects or a career path for the following year.  It is also an extremely busy term with assessments, SET Plan interviews for Year 10s, and QCS for the Senior students.  These combined stresses can sometimes lead us to forgetting to take some time out for ourselves.   During this period, a healthy lifestyle is very important to stay motivated and achieve our full potential.

 

To assist with this, a new initiative has been introduced to all students in Years 11 and 12, titled Move and Groove.  For one hour every second week, instead of study class, all students rotate through a series of activities designed to encourage an active lifestyle and promote healthy exercise.  This time is designed to take our minds off schoolwork, and provide a fun and relaxing environment.  I believe that, whether we are a student or teacher, active movement should always be an important factor in our lives.

 

Research shows that exercise helps memory and cognitive functions, whilst also improving mood and sleep and reducing stress and anxiety.  Every day at school, we are continuously using our cognitive capacity to receive and retain information, be creative, and problem solve; and we know it can be overloaded unless we take time out to refresh the system.

 

Whether you are studying at home or at school, take a break and enjoy some fresh air, join a sporting team, walk your dog, your cat or your goldfish; I encourage you all to take time out of your busy week to stand up and move about.

 

I can’t wait to see the amazing things you all can achieve this term; anything is possible if you put your mind to it, stay focused, and look after yourself.

Jessica Faulks

Assistant Principal -
Religious Education & Liturgy

I am writing this from the Franciscan Schools Conference that I am attending with members of our CLT and over 80 other Franciscan Schools, clergy, religious, and supporters from around Australia.  We have come together under the guiding statement of: We are Instruments of Peace

 

Our first key note speaker was American Franciscan friar Daniel Horan OFM, who spoke passionately and engagingly about systemic racism within our western cultures and the often unwitting role we play as part of the majority population.  It was a very thought-provoking address and discussion and one that I think we should explore in more depth. 

 

Our second speaker was Dr Edmund Chia, Senior Lecturer in the School of Theology at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne.  Originally from Malaysia, Dr Chia spoke about inter-religious dialogue and how it slowly developed from the time of the Second Vatican Council in 1962.  Again a very thought- provoking talk, where he related the encounters that Jesus had in his life with minoritised people, and the parables that he told, such as The Good Samaritan.  He asked us: Who was Jesus in this much-used parable?  Was he the Samaritan?  Or was he the beaten and injured one, waiting for someone to ‘rescue’ him?

“Whatever you do to these, the least of my people, you do to me.”

Please read the parable again and see who Jesus is for you in this story.

 

An expert in the Law of Moses stood up and asked Jesus a question to see what he would say.  “Teacher”, he asked, “what must I do to have eternal life?”

Jesus answered, “What is written in the Scriptures? H ow do you understand them?”

The man replied, “The Scriptures say, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind.’  They also say, ‘Love your neighbours as much as you love yourself.’”

Jesus said, “You have given the right answer.  If you do this, you will have eternal life.”

But the man wanted to show that he knew what he was talking about.  So he asked Jesus, “Who are my neighbours?”

 

Jesus replied: “As a man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, robbers attacked him and grabbed everything he had.  They beat him up and ran off, leaving him half dead.

"A priest happened to be going down the same road.  But, when he saw the man, he walked by on the other side.  Later a temple helper came to the same place.  But, when he saw the man who had been beaten up, he also went by on the other side.

"A man from Samaria then came travelling along that road.  When he saw the man, he felt sorry for him  and went over to him.  He treated his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them.  Then he put him on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him.  The next morning he gave the innkeeper two silver coins and said, 'Please take care of the man.  If you spend more than this on him, I will pay you when I return.'"

 

Then Jesus asked, “Which one of these three people was a real neighbour to the man who was beaten up by robbers?”

The teacher answered, “The one who showed pity”.

Jesus said, “Go and do the same!”

We then concluded our day with the very beautiful and moving prayer service in City Hall, celebrating an ecumenical Thirsting for Peace – reflecting on the 800 years since the encounter between the Muslim Sultan of Egypt and Francis of Assisi.  We gathered with communities of other world religions and prayed for the sake of world peace, and we were led in beautiful voice by our FOTH schools choir.  It was a touching end to a day filled with highs.  We look forward to much more over the next two days.

 

Denise Shaw

 

 

 

Outreach Captain

A big part of outreach, to me, is about being kind to others.  I find this is a relevant topic at this point in the term since when we are on the verge of the assessment period.  Everyone  is put under pressure to do their absolute best in their studies.  It is completely normal for everyone to experience a range of emotions during this time because we can become stressed, overwhelmed, and tired, to name just a few.  Basically, we are not always going to have a great day.

 

In the spirit of outreach (and the College), it is very important to not take out our frustrations on others and to remember to be kind.  Someone around you may be going through a very rough time themselves and, with the added pressure of exams and assessment, it is important that all girls are mindful of each other so we can get through the term. 

 

Being kind to others will create a more supportive environment at our college, where girls are able to achieve their absolute best.  It is very important, if you are stressed, to talk to someone, whether it be a friend, parent, teacher, or the College Counsellors, or a member of Peer Support.  If we all do this then we will be able to end the term on a good note.

 

The foundation of outreach and the simplest way of making a difference in someone’s life is to help others.  Not only that, as the famous quote goes, “You can’t help others when you aren’t helping yourself first”.  So, in order to help others and embrace outreach at Mt A to the best of your potential, remember to be kind to yourself and others.

Maya Ballantine

Spirit Captain

One of the things I love about my role as Spirit Captain is the multiple aspects of the community that it encompasses.  I to watch the whole student body cheering on their peers, welcome people to our beautiful college, and discuss, with students and staff members, ways to combat issues in society.

 

One of these issues that we need to bring more attention too is the issue of mental health.  We aren’t afraid to put an end to bullying and advocate for equal rights, yet we seem to be afraid to say the simple words, "I am not okay".  I believe that teenagers especially don’t admit this to themselves because because we tend to convince ourselves that no one understands how we are feeling.  We tell ourselves that we are alone in going through life’s challenges, despite the fact that lots of us are going, or have gone, through the same problem as you have.

 

As Term 3 assessment is piling in, it is important that we aren’t afraid to talk to others about our mental health.  Term 3 is by far the busiest term, and it is extremely important that we take time for ourselves in order to clear our minds, reduce stress levels, and ensure we don’t become overwhelmed with everything.  There are heaps of people you can talk to when you are going through tough times, including friends, teachers, counsellors, and other trusted adults. 

 

Our Peer Support team also is full of amazing people to talk to if you have problems and don’t feel comfortable talking to an adult about them.  The sole purpose of this team is to help others through their problems, so never hesitate to come and speak to us if you need support or just someone to talk to.  This term the Peer Support team will be celebrating Wear It Purple Day, aimed at promoting acceptance and diversity.  We will also be celebrating RU OK Day, which provides the perfect opportunity to check in with yourself and others.  Stay tuned for more information about these events in the coming weeks. 

 

As we approach the middle of the term I would like to remind you that it is okay not to be okay.  As a Peer Support team member, I invite you to find me around the college or contact me if you need someone to talk to.  You are amazing, you are doing the best you can, and you are good enough. 

 

 Best wishes for the remainder of the term, everyone!

Leah Patchett

Assistant Principal - Student Learning, Data, & Logistics

Adolescent Success - Site Visit

This week has been one of busyness!  Students continue to work towards their goals; teachers continue to do the same.  Amidst the everyday work that does occur here, we were privileged to host a visit from around Australia – teachers and leaders from Tasmania, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, and Queensland were able to experience a little of a day in the life of a Mt A student.

 

We were able to showcase classrooms in action (and I thank those teachers and students for opening up their spaces), our beautiful environment, and our Student Leadership program. 

 

Our visitors were very impressed by the teachers, the environment and, most importantly, the girls. They have all commented on the level of expertise and depth of knowledge, understanding, and authenticity that the girls were able to articulate of who we are and what we do here at Mt A.

 

Everyone was blown away by the gardens, and all left with something to consider – from our transition programs, to our classroom environments, to our gardens and use of them, and to our Student Leadership program.  They said they visibly saw and experienced the connections and the level of relationship building, and felt very welcomed by all.

 

I thank Rhianna Janas for sharing her experience and learnings of just how this leadership program has enhanced her learning journey.

 

I thank all of the Year 7 and 8 students who acted as guides and were able to speak about our programs and our environment as they journeyed.  They demonstrated great pride in our college and, as always, were excellent ambassadors for who we are and what we believe in.

 

 

I asked the girls to answer this question:  How do the gardens impact your life at Mount Alvernia College?  These are just some of those answers. 

 

As a student at Mount Alvernia the gardens impact me to believe Mt A is a college which wants to take care and nurtures with growth, love, and faith.  This environment symbolises that we as a Catholic community want to be like Saint Francis and the others, to care for the environment with its needs, and uses to help each other and it. 

Lily-Rose Falzon

 

The gardens symbolise new life, and second chances.  Not only that but, every morning I enter this college, I feel welcomed and I feel the gardens bring a sense of happiness. 

Annabelle Connellan

 

To me, the gardens are a pleasant reminder of the beautiful environment that we have amongst us.  The gardens symbolise community; this means it is a group effort to keep the gardens alive and fresh.  How? Because the groundsmen and students help to keep the fresh produce alive whist the La Cucina chefs use the food in their cooking.  Finally, the olive trees in the far corner (at the entry) helps the college community and me to feel reconnected to Saint Francis. 

Olivia White

 

I'm in Year 8 and I believe La Foresta has impacted my time at Mount Alvernia.  Every time I look at the garden my head clears, my stress is relieved, and I'm happy to see such a beautiful environment every day when I enter the college grounds.  When I'm taking part in home economics or see the La Cucina staff and students caring for and utilising La Foresta for their cooking, I feel proud that our college teaches us students to care for the environment and learn how to grow plants for cooking and La Cucina.  Overall, I'm privileged to be so fortunate that my college supplies and grows such an exquisite garden for students to learn about the environment and using its plants to impact their life here at Mount Alvernia.

Laura Blake

 

On Friday we were given a question about how La Foresta influenced or lives at Mount A. Since arriving at Mount Alvernia I have always loved the gardens.  During test periods when I was nervous I would retreat to the gardens where I could prepare properly and calmly.  Therefore, in my opinion, the gardens are a sanctuary for all students at Mt A.  That of course is not the only way La Foresta has influenced my life.  The gardens are apart of my everyday Home Ec lessons, providing fruit (for our seasonal muffins) and herbs to add flavor to other recipes.  All up, the gardens have greatly influenced my life for the better.    

Emma Revie

 

 

The gardens of Mt A have many benefits to the College.  The herbs, fruit, and veges are used in the Home Ec classrooms and help teach the students about how to plant and grow their own food, whilst the many flowers shrubs and other flora provide beauty and a welcoming entry for not only the students and staff but also visitors to the College.  In the garden there is a table under an umbrella that many use at lunch.  Sitting here, it is lovely to be among the flowers and sometimes you can smell the delicious food that a Home Ec class has just cooked from the fresh fruit and veges.  There is also a second level to the gardens.  If you follow a ramp that is at the front of the College you will find your way to the rooftop gardens.  This is not only used by teachers and students at lunch, but also used for studying and classes as it is a quiet space to focus whilst also getting some fresh  air.  The gardens of Mt A have many brilliant benefits for all students, teachers, and visitors and, when the visiting teachers come, I am sure that they will be astounded by the beauty and uses it has to offer. 

Kate O'Driscoll

 

Firstly, I believe La Foresta is a statement that makes Mount Alvernia stick out from any other high school.  Not only does it look amazing, but it is also practical as the fruit, veges, and herbs are all used to produce really good food from the chefs in La Cucina.  Secondly, it is a great motivational tool which helps to brighten everyone's mood with the beautiful sight and aromas.  The garden and table around allow students - like me - and teachers to sit within the scenery for work and leisure purposes.  When I see the gardens it makes me feel happy, and helps me produce better work since I am not stressing, everything just disappears, and you can really focus on one thing.  Overall, I believe that La Foresta is a major part of our college community and definitely positively affects my school life. 

Lara Rackham

I'm in Year 8.  I think gardens, in general, create a calm and welcoming atmosphere and the gardens at school do just that.  The gardens are so beautiful to look at, with fresh growing vegetables to flowers.  It's also great to know that what we cook in the kitchens is from the gardens and is fresh and healthy. This impacts my school life by calming  other students and me down and creating a stress-free environment.  I feel happy and at home when I walk through the college gates to see the gardens to greet me. 

Alice Kelly 

 

One of the things I love most about La Foresta - apart from it just being a stunning garden - is the community that goes into caring for it.  We have gardeners that make sure all the plants are healthy, students and cooking staff that use the plants for different recipes, and the friends who sit by it at lunchtime.  I think it's a beautiful landmark in our inter-connected community and has - for me at least- been an important part of a lot of my memories that I have with my friends at Mount Alvernia.

Elizabeth Johnston

 

La Foresta at Mount Alvernia means to me:

 - Peace and calm

 - Gathering and coming together to form one or a union

 - That our lovely kitchens and La Cucina can supply us with fresh fruits and vegetables

 - Symbolising where St Francis, St Clare, and Elizabeth Hayes walked before and that we as students can walk in the same footsteps as them.

Claire Evans

 

The gardens allow me to eat nutritiously in La Cucina, and they teach me the importance of eating well and how the various plants grow differently. 

Caitlin Howard

 

Debra Evans

Curriculum Captain

What is a hero? Is it a person who wears a cape, or someone like you and me? 

 

This term in Senior English, we have been redefining the gender stereotypes about heroism - in particular, women as heroes.  Our society has brought us up to believe in the quintessential hero: white, male, muscled, and one who usually saves the damsel in distress.  This definition makes it difficult for us to find the hero within each other, often overlooking the heroes walking our streets, our schools, our homes, every day.

However, here at Mt A we believe in the power of the mind, the heart, and the hands, and it is through these qualities that we find our definition of a hero.  Anyone, no matter how infrequent or insignificant their act, is a hero as long as they help someone with what resources they have; whether that be physical characteristics such as strength, or personality characteristics such as selflessness.  Accepting this definition of a hero is vitally important for the girls here at Mt A, as it invites them to reflect on their actions and, hopefully, prompts them to realise that every single student here has the capacity to became a hero in her own respect, and that, girls, is the truth.

 

A great way for girls to start realising this is through the initiative Phenomenal Females.  Phenomenal Females at Mt A is an initiative set up to encourage students to take a chance and dream big.  Each week in the notices, the girls are exposed to a range of phenomenal women in STEM.  Still to this day, there are only 30% of women in STEM, with men dominating the other 70%.  This initiative aims to break this stereotypical stigma and to prompt out-of-the-box thinking.

 

This week, girls have learnt about Professor Michelle Simmons, last year's Australian of the Year, and one of the world’s top scientists.  Michelle has transformed the University of New South Wales Quantum Physics Department into a world leader in advanced computer systems.  In 2012, Michelle and her team created the world’s first transistor made from a single atom, along with the world’s thinnest wire.  At the forefront of what she calls the “space race of the computing era”, Michelle aims to build a quantum computer able to solve problems in minutes that would otherwise take thousands of years.  Michelle actively encourages all girls to dream big, challenge themselves, and to achieve ambitious goals in science.

Follow this link for more information:

https://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/honour-roll/?view=fullView&recipientID=1956

 

Follow this link for a video on her work:

Professor Michelle Yvonne Simmons - 2018 Australian of the Year

 

It is that time of the year again in which all students from Years 7 to 10 must make decisions around their subjects going into 2020.  Alana Tweddell, Clare School Academic Leader, offers us some insight:

 

Over the past two weeks the Year 10 girls have been deciding subjects for their senior years.  Leading up to these weeks the girls have had informational talks from UQ, QUT, and TAFE.  The Year 10s were also invited to the Futures Expo, where the girls grabbed lots of freebies and flyers.  These talks and functions guided the girls to choose the best pathways and subjects for them.  On behalf of my year level, I would like to express our gratitude to all the staff who helped organise the talks and functions and helping us decide the subject best suited to us.

 

So, on behalf of Alana, Alice Kelly (Francis School Academic Leader) and me, we wish all girls the best with their subject selections, assignments, and exams.  Keep up all your hard work, take regular ‘brain breaks’, and remember to dream big!

Beth Falzon

Japanese

Multi Language Speech Contest - Sunday 4 August

In its inaugural year for Brisbane, nine of our students from Years 7 to 12 put in the hard work to compete in the Japanese division of the Multi-Language Speech Contest, held on Sunday 4 August at Griffith University. 

 

These girls performed magnificently and were a credit to themselves and their college.  Please join me in congratulating the following young ladies:

     Year 7:  Tiara West, Emma Winter, Dominique Van Zyl

     Year 8:  Ashley Stapleton

     Year 10:  Jillian Effeney, Kealey McMinn, Molly Kerr, Thiana Gunther

     Year 12:  Laphini Wynne

 

Four students were awarded a high commendation for their work: Dominique, Ashley, Kealey, and Thiana.  Well done, ladies!  Special mention goes to Laphini, whose high quality leadership of the team was noticed by many throughout the competition. 

 

 

It’s not the easiest of tasks to stand up in front of strangers and speak in a foreign language; I am most proud of how these young ladies presented themselves, and was happy to receive the feedback of the teachers present on the day, who were highly complimentary of our girls’ presentation and good attitude.

 

皆さん、良く出来ました!

Uhr Sensei

 

International Visitors

We have had a very international start to the term, with visits from two Japanese schools - Murakami and Nigawa Gakuin - as well as a large Korean contingent.

 

A big thank you to the staff and students who made all the girls feel welcome at school, as well to our wonderful Homestay families who made the Japanese students' time with us particularly special.  Enjoy all the happy pictures!

Camilla Horn

Marketing & Admissions Officer

 

Murakami

 

Nigawa

 

Korean Contingent

 

Z Club News

For those of you who may not know, Zonta International is a global organisation empowering women worldwide through the acts of service and advocacy.

 

Last year, our very own club was formed - Z Club.  While we started off with only a few members, it has since grown and, with regular meetings, there are constantly new members joining, which is great to see!  In fact we have so many members that we operate through three committees – service, fundraising, and advocacy.

 

Our focus at Mount Alvernia College is to support women and come up with ways to advocate for not only Z Club itself, but also issues that are currently occurring for women in Australia and worldwide.  We believe that it is important to spread awareness to our college and wider community as we sometimes have a blind eye to what is actually going on around us.  Another focus for us is service.  It is not only important to advocate but also to act upon what we stand for and to help out where we can.

 

Zonta International is well known all over the world and, in fact, has a partnership initiative as the voice speaking on women’s issues to the United Nations.  The United Nation’s Global Compact has developed the Women’s Empowerment Principles with the slogan Equality means Business.  Today’s generation of women are having more options and less discrimination is occurring than in the past; however, there is still work needed to be done.  The seven principles, which have become the foundations for the gender equality goal, are vital to this improvement as they help communities and people to promote gender equality.

 

One of the most commonly known initiatives in which we parcipate is the birthing kits.  Throughout the year we fund raise through sausage sizzles and other events and this money, along with community support, allows us to purchase birthing kits.  These birthing kits only have the essentials to have a relatively safe birth.  In Term 4, we will come together to volunteer our time to put together these kits, so they can be sent away to those in need.

 

We believe that all women should have the right to feel safe, and that gender equality should be a reality for women and girls worldwide.

 

Claire Reid (Year 12), Samantha Maguire (Year 10)

Z Club Advocacy Committee members

Queensland Catholic Colleges Music Festival

Schedule of Performances

Thursday 15 August:

6.40pm – Performance & Showcase Chorales (St James Church, Coorparoo)

 

Friday 16 August:

11.30am - Senior Cello Ensemble – (Veritas, Villanova College, Coorparoo)

 

Saturday 17 August:

3.45pm - Jazz Ensemble – (Goold Hall, Villanova College, Coorparoo)

 

Sunday 18 August:

1.55pm - Senior Rock Band – (Quadrangle Stage, Villanova College, Coorparoo)

2.55pm - Wind Ensemble – (Goold Hall, Villanova College, Coorparoo)

3.30pm - Senior Concert Band – (Augustine Centre, Villanova College, Coorparoo)

 

 

iCentre

Attention, Readers

We’ve started a Facebook Group for friends and readers from our Mount Alvernia College community.  The purpose of the group is to hear what others are reading, recommend books to one another, and to share the love of reading.  This group is for the nourishment of our adult readers, not students – we believe that a reading adult is a great role model.  If you are interested in joining the group, click on the link are follow the prompts.

 

On the iCentre Website This Week

 

Careers

Another fortnight, another Careers update!  Read the latest Careers News here.

 

Melissa Loveday, Program Leader - Careers

 

 

Technology for 2020

If you are considering buying a new computer for your daughter for next year, you may be interested in attending the Bring Your Own Technology Information Night, where we can help you select an appropriate device.  The meeting will be held at the College in the San Damiano Centre (the Sports Hall on Somerset Road) on Monday 9 September beginning at 6:30pm for new families but, if you arrive about 7:15pm, you will be able to see some of the laptops available through Datacom.  The meeting will also provide you with the opportunity for any of your questions to be answered.


Bill Fisher
Manager of Technology and Data Analysis

Uniform Shop

New Hours for Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop has new hours for the rest of the year:

 

Monday – 7.30–11.30am

Wednesday – 11.00am–2.00pm

Friday – By Appointment Only (7.30–9.30am)

 

Please email [email protected] to make a Friday appointment.

 

Liz Feltrin

 

La Cucina

Roster

Friday 9 August

Kellie Jilani

Monday 12 August

Cheryl Poy, Rachel Browne

Tuesday 13 August

Lidia Ranalli

Thursday 15 August

Gianna DiVirgilio

 

Open from 7.15-9.30am & 10.30am-3.00pm (3.15pm Wednesday).   Staff, parents, and friends are very welcome to drop in for coffee—$3.50; $3 in own cup.

 

Please direct any enquiries to Kim at College Reception, ph 3357 6000.

Community Notices

 

 

Get your team together.  

It’s great to have Dennis Hogan in our corner - he is a legend.  Come along and be a part of a team effort to keep the heavy bags moving for 100 Rounds to assist people living with Parkinson’s and spread the word about the importance to keep moving. 

 

Funds raised at 100 Rounds will go towards offsetting the costs of the upcoming KOPD Level 1 Train The Trainers Course 14 & 15 September 

Please phone Madonna Brady for more details - 0439 542 628.

 

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