2018 Term 4 Week 6

2018 Term 4 Week 6
From the Principal
On Wednesday night at Norwood Town Hall, our annual Sports Presentation Evening for Years Three to Nine was held. For some time now, we have attempted to invite guest speakers who are relatively young and who are able to speak from current experience, about the role that sport plays in their lives. This year, our guest speaker was Old Ignatian Brandon Centofanti from the Class of 2017. Brandon, a very... read more
From the Rector
Our Year Twelve students completed their examinations this week. SACE results are important; there is no doubting that. However, we should not think they are what define the rest of your life. Do not let a number define you. Let what you do and the relationships you have with people around you define you. Each of our students is unique, each one different. Each one has some expression of the genius... read more
Ignatian Ethos
We are looking forward to this weekend when we will celebrate and deliver our final farewell to the Year 12 Class of 2018. The glamour of the Graduation Ball on Saturday night will give way for the reflection of the Valete Mass and Dinner on Sunday. We are blessed to have such a wonderful tradition to complete the students’ schooling. As we farewell our students it is timely that the next Characteristic... read more
From the Head of Senior School
Most educators would agree that it is not easy to keep up with the pace of societal and technological change, especially during the dynamic school year. We are, however, taking on these exciting challenges by having great conversations exploring what skills our students will need as they prepare to be the leaders of tomorrow. The solution is not simply to buy more computers and teach them how to code... read more
Senior School News
  • MOORE STREET CENTRE COLLECTION
  • NEW YEAR 8s TRANSITION DAY
  • NATIONAL FINALS IN PUBLIC SPEAKING - EVELYN VINCIN-WALKER
  • AWARD OF MERIT FOR VIETNAMESE - BINH LE
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Senior School Arts and Activities
Congratulations to the following students for receiving excellent results in their recent AMEB Voice Examinations: Lucy Hay 7.1    First Grade    B+ Molly Plant 7.1    Preliminary Grade    A Alannah Roxas 7.2    First Grade    A read more
Senior School Sports
  • SENIOR SCHOOL SPORTS REPORT - TERM 4 WEEK 5
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Vocational Services Report
UCAT 2019 You may be aware of the changes to the Medicine entry requirements for many universities for 2019 and onwards. The UMAT has been replaced by the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) for entry into many medicine and dentistry courses across Australia. This is applicable for students wishing to study these courses in 2020. University of Adelaide has confirmed that it will be using the UCAT,... read more
Finance Matters
The College recently received approval from Jesuit Education Australia (JEA) for its proposed budget for 2019. Consequently, I may now inform everyone that the increase to College fees for 2019 will be 2%, with the exception of Fixed Fees at the Junior School, which continue to remain unchanged. I am acutely aware that any increase to our fees provides a challenge to our families, and so I am very grateful... read more
Campion Library
On Monday 26 November, Campion Library staff will begin the annual Stocktake. Accordingly, the library will be closed, which means that students will not be able to work in the space before or after school, or indeed during school hours.  All library books should be returned by Friday 30 November. However, I encourage students who would like books to read over the summer holidays to visit... read more
Vaccinations
Reminder – Did your child miss their vaccinations at school? All visits for 2018 for students in Year 8 and for the Meningococcal B Vaccine Herd Immunity Study are now complete. If any student was absent for any of the visits and has not had their vaccine through a public clinic at Eastern Health Authority or the GP, then please make an appointment for them to catch up on this as soon as possible.... read more
From the Head of Junior School
In these last remaining weeks we see a transition of leadership from the incumbent 2018 Year Six Leaders to the leadership elect of 2019. The current Year Six Student Leadership have given the best of themselves in every opportunity throughout this year in service to our community. To this end, they have helped others to flourish through their actions, and it has been wonderful to witness their growth... read more
Junior School News
  • MARY MacKILLOP LIBRARY WRAP
  • STEM ACTIVITY - YEAR 4
  • LEND A PEN
  • HAIR WITH HEART
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Junior School Sports
  • JUNIOR SCHOOL SPORTS REPORT - TERM 4 WEEK 5
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Out of School Hours Care
Dear Families The December/January Vacation Care program is out now! This will be emailed to families, click HERE to view, or you can pick a copy up at the OSHC desk. A reminder that Vacation Care bookings will not be accepted without the consent/booking forms and payment. Verbal bookings will not be accepted. Please consider the number of bookings we receive prior to Vacation Care. It is time... read more
From the Parents and Friends
  • CAROLS NIGHT WINE WALL
  • FAMILY FUN DAY 2019 INFORMATION EVENING
  • YEAR LEVEL EVENT - YEAR 8 DRINKS
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Tuck Shop Rosters
  • TERM 4 SENIOR SCHOOL ROSTER

A provisional roster for the first three weeks of Term 1, 2019 will be distributed in the next edition of the newsletter. We have had some 'retirees' from our numbers, and we thank those volunteers for their enormous contribution to our tuckshop. We've enjoyed your company, your assistance, your advice and comments immensely. We will miss you dearly, but please remember, you are always welcome to come and have a cuppa with us (and make a sandwich or two as you chat).

A new request is also going to be forwarded electronically for new volunteers for next year.

And, finally, if you have a suggestions on improvements and extensions to our current menu, we would be delighted to hear from you. Nora and I are always looking for ideas and suggestions to 'go to the next level' for our customers/students. We believe that the students should be able to have a diverse and culturally selected menu, and where possible we will try to provide this.

Mrs Rosalie Forth, Manager Tuckshop

  • TERM 4 JUNIOR SCHOOL ROSTER
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