Activities Corner

18 October 2018
Issue 8
Quick Dates
Cultural News
College Art Show
Year 11 Visual Arts
FCIP End of Year Concert Series
Spring Fashion Gala
Sport News
Captains' Report
Sports Celebration Evening
Congratulations
Tennis at Mt A
Swimming Season 2018/2019
Interhouse Swimming 2019
La Cucina
Community Notices
Mount Alvernia College
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82 Cremorne Road
Kedron, Qld, 4031
AU

Quick Dates

Week 3, Term 4

Monday 22 October

Pupil Free Day

FCIP Rock Symphony Concert 7.00pm

 

Tuesday 23 October

Year 12 RYDA Excursion

Year 7 Hip Hop (LG 1,2,3) 2.00pm

 

Wednesday 24 October

Year 6 'Experience High School' Day

 

Thursday 25 October

Year 6 'Experience High School' Day

 

Friday 26 October

Year 6 'Experience High School' Day

 

Saturday 27 October

Spring Fashion Gala 3.00pm

 

Term 4 Sport dates to note

20/21 October   WW1 100km Trek

24 October         Round 7 CaSSSA Sport

24 October         ACHPER Woman in Sport Breakfast

27/28 October   Student Horizons All Schools Rugby Sevens Carnival

31 October         Finals CaSSSA Sport

6 November      Swimfit Commences in Mount Alvernia College Pool (Tuesday/Thursdays)

7 November       College Sporting Awards (6:30pm-8:30pm, San Damiano Hall)

13 November    2019 Tennis Trials

Cultural News

Cultural Festival and Feast Day Thursday 20 September

Our theme this year for the festival reflected the Catholic Church’s designated YEAR of YOUTH, with a call to students and staff to 'Define your Generation'.

 

In the weeks prior, we held heats for the performance categories of Vocals, Dance, Instrumental, and Acting Out.  We were proud of the many young women who were courageous in stepping up on to the stage to perform in front of the whole college community.  Students participated in other ways including: Literature Competition, Cake Decorating, Multimedia (video, photography, soundscape, song writing), and Poster Design.


Our festival fun lunch break included activities such as face painting, Zumba, belly dancing, and swing dancing, as well as a performance by our Rock Band.  The costume parade featured the winning Year 11 Wiggles group, the Year 12 Mario Bros, the Snapchat Filters trio, and Madonna, also known as Mrs Lihou. 
The day concluded with a Showcase Concert featuring invited performers, Erin Tweddell, Amy Strachan, Sneha Reju, The Year 12 Puppet Pals, dancing duo Niamh Kent and Georgia Sams, and Libby Wynne with her generational dance.  The House Battle saw once again hard-fought with much enthusiasm and sharp dance choreography.  Rieti House was the overall winner of the Cultural Festival. 
It was a festive and fun ending to Term 3. 

 

Winners in all categories:
Poster Design: Jessica Fletcher Year 8
Cake Decorating; Brielle Seymour Year 10
Multimedia: Chelsea O’Bryan Year 10
Literature Competition: Elizabeth Johnson Year 7, Sara Petroccitto Year 10, Beth Falzon Year 11
Solo Vocals: Erin Tweddell Year 12
Group Vocals: Claire Reid and Amy Strachan Year 11
Dance Solo: Niamh Kent, Laphini Wynne, Sneha Reju, Hannah Weston
Group Dance: Niamh Kent and Georgia Sams Year 12
Instrumental: Darina Bishop Year 12
Acting Out: Hannah Slade Year 8
House Battle: Greccio

Lorella Masci
Learning Area Advisor: The Arts

College Art Show

This Friday 19 October 6.00pm

 

Year 11 Visual Arts

On Wednesday 17 October, students from the Year 11 Visual Arts in Practice class travelled to Kangaroo cliffs to walk the BCC Public Art Trail, seeking inspiration for their current unit on the same topic.

 

In art, as in life, the journey is just as important as the destination, and we journeyed together on a City Cat from Northshore Hamilton to South Bank before walking the Art Trail, where it starts off from Lower River Terrace at Kangaroo Point. Students enjoyed their time of the City Cat, taking in views of the city from a different perspective, as well as the green and leafy board walk next to mangroves when travelling between the artworks. Many of the artworks on display date back to Expo ’88 and offer students the opportunity to explore a bit of local history, as well as engaging with large scale, public art works.

 

Overall, this has been a valuable experience and will hopefully provide inspiration for the girls as they embark on the creation of their own public artworks that will be displayed in the college grounds in the coming weeks.

FCIP End of Year Concert Series

2018 End of Year Concert Series

Franciscan Colleges Instrumental Programme

presents

2018 End of  Year Concert Series 

 

We would like to invite your family or friends to attend one or all of our End of  Year Concerts to share in the pleasure of music. 

 

Rock Symphony - 7:00pm, Monday 22 October

Intermediate Showcase - 6:30pm, Monday 29 October

Senior Showcase - 7:00pm, Friday 2 November

Junior Showcase - 6:30pm, Mon 5th November

 

Venue - San Damiano Centre (Mount Alvernia College) 

 

This is a wonderful set of events showcasing a variety of music  performed by over 400 talented musicians within the  Franciscan Colleges Instrumental Programme. 
 
****  Entry is by Donation  ****

All Donations contribute towards the purchase of new specialist instruments. 

Spring Fashion Gala

 

Sport News

From the Sport Development Leader

We are trying to welcome in the summer sports this term despite the resistance from the weather.

It is great to see girls back in the pools; we have now launched the United Swim Program, and HPE is already sending girls up and down the black line in the Mount Alvernia College pool.  The United program is an exciting development between Padua College and Mount Alvernia College to allow our social and competitive swimmers to train together under professional coach Kirk Taylor. The club is fully affiliated with Swimming Queensland, allowing access to competition nationwide. Further to the student squads, the club also has an active master’s program for parents, friends, and supporters to participate in aquatic fitness or competition.

While all this happens at Padua pool, the expected growth over the coming years will grow to include the heating and use of our own pool for some of these club squads.  In the meantime we have plans to kick off our own swim fit sessions. These sessions will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7.00-8.00am from 6 November. We look forward to the pool warming up nicely by then a lots of students getting fit in the pool.

 

In other sports we are now close to the end of Trimester 3 sports; we are tracking for pennants in all sports presently, with our Open Basketball team looking to perhaps retain the Premier Pennant for the second year.

Rugby Sevens has one more carnival left next weekend. This carnival is the largest and best attended of the season, and we wish the players and coaches well.

Tennis is a sport that has struggled for numbers over the years.  We are taking some steps this season to do some 'come and try' days and intra-school championships to advertise this a little better to the students. It was great to see so many girls pick up a racquet on Tuesday to have a go.  Trials for Tennis have been moved into this term to allow more time next year before the season commences. 

Remember to sign up on MNoodle or call the Sport Office, if you are an Incoming Year 7 student, to attend.  These will be held on Tuesday 13 November from 3:30-5:00pm at Shaw Park Tennis Centre.

 

We are also working on an exciting fitness program held right here at the College starting 2019.  We will have a facility where students who may not have an interest in sport can explore and find ways to enjoy health and fitness in a small group environment.

 

I am looking forward to this term and the start of summer; let’s get active and stay active.

 

Josh White

Sport Development Leader

Captains' Report

From the Sport Captains

So far Term 4 Sport at Mt A has been off to a bit of a soggy start. Over the past two weeks some of the Wednesday afternoon sports have been cancelled as a result of the persistent rain. Fortunately, Basketball continued resulting in a few wins for Mt A.

 

This term has also been an interesting one for the Rugby 7s girls who have been training hard in the lead-up to a few competitions. Over the past weekend our under 13s faced the rain and the muddy fields to play the curtain raiser for a women’s Rugby competition.

 

Alice Kelly, U13 Rugby 7s Captain - “The fields were so wet and everyone was slipping and sliding all over the place. The game went quickly, but it was so much fun and we were all covered in muddy water. We won our game which was great, and fantastic teamwork, everyone played extremely well.”

 

Our Rugby 7s teams were also training hard in preparation for a game on which was organised to take place on Monday; which, to no one’s surprise, was cancelled because of the rain.

 

This weekend we wish a few of our staff, students, parents, and friends well as they embark on the WW1 Queenslander Challenge. This is a 100km walk broken down into four shorter legs which can be split into a relay or completed solo.

 

Training also continues for running on a Monday and Wednesday and Bootcamp will resume soon; keep an eye on the notices for more information. We’d love to see you all there!

 

Caitlin McManus and Maddie Brown

 

 

Sports Celebration Evening

 

Congratulations

Indoor Cricket

During the holidays Sophie Lilley (Year 8) competed in the State Cup for Indoor cricket. Her team made it to the semi finals but was beaten in a tough close match.

 

At the conclusion of the tournament Sophie was selected in the 14&Under Queensland Development squad. The team for Nationals will be selected in January at the conclusion of a three-day camp. Congratulations, Sophie, on this achievement.

 

Tennis at Mt A

Click on the attachment below for dates and times for Tennis in Term 4.

 

Swimming Season 2018/2019

United Swimming Club Welcomes Families to the 2018/2019 Season

 

United Swimming is situated at the modern Padua College pool facility, and we run a friendly, family-orientated, yet competitive swim meet at 6.00 pm on Friday nights during Term 4 2018 and Term 1 2019. The club welcomes all swimmers in the local area, regardless of the school they attend. To learn more about our club or to join, visit united.swimming.org.au, click on the menu Join Now and follow the prompts.  
 
United Swimming Club also runs swimming squads and Learn to Swim lessons. Enrolments for these can also be made via this website. For more information, please contact our team. 
 
Club President: Jared Sehl Email: [email protected]

Head Coach: Kirk Taylor Email: [email protected]

Learn to Swim Instructor: Michelle Berry Email: [email protected]

 

Pool phone: 3857 9943 during squad training times only.
 
 
Jared Sehl
United Swimming Club President

 

Interhouse Swimming 2019

Click the link below for details of next year's Swimming Carnival

 

La Cucina

Roster

Monday 22 October

PUPIL FREE DAY

 

Tuesday 23 October

Teresa Highfield, Margaret Hutchins

 

Wednesday 24 October

Renay Green, Julie Wilson

 

Thursday 25 October

Natalie Mills

 

Friday 26 October

Jen Davissen

 

Open daily 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 Cathy at College Reception, ph 3357 6000.

Community Notices

Padua College Race Day Saturday 3 November

Tickets are limited and may be purchased via https://payit.nelnet.net/form/yn6ftiXK

All tickets purchased will be available for collection from Padua College Office

Charity Cent Auction Saturday 10 November

 

Karate

 

Anglicare Volunteer Services

 

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