Senior School Newsletter


 18 September 2014, Volume 65 No. 27

Regular Notices

Other Notices

From the Headmaster

Dear Parents

Messrs Toohey and Coyne, working alongside a Year 11 Student Committee, ensured that Smith Hall had been transformed for the Year 11 Social last Thursday evening. I greatly enjoyed greeting our boys and their guests individually at the door and marvelled at their ‘dapper and elegant dress’. The night went well. It is part of a sequential social program we conduct from Years 9 – 12, offering boys the opportunity to mix in a more structured and semi-formal way with young ladies whilst keeping the dances age-appropriate in their nature. We are quite prescriptive in our direction about dress, travel, manners and any functions or gatherings before or after the socials. We know that families appreciate our directness and experience in this area and I hope we will continue to enjoy the full co-operation of parents so that St Kevin’s can continue to offer these experiences to our students.

Friday evening the Russells were back to Ruby Tout for the eighth of this year’s eleven opportunities to see boys on stage. Our Year 8 students in partnership with Korowa, presented ‘Myth-o-logues’ a series of scenes based on the legends and myths of Ancient Greece. A Centaur, Zeus, Paris, Persephone, Helen, Hector, Electra and Achilles all crossed the stage, delivering explanations for the ways of the ancient world. A very significant chorus supported the main players very well and the set was managed most professionally. My thanks to all the staff involved, but particularly to the Director, Ms Power and Assistant Director, Ms Wallace.

The old saying exhorts us that when we need something done, ask some busy people. Relying on the accuracy of this belief, we gathered the College Board, College Leadership Team and Dean of Faith & Mission for a full day seminar, Mass and evening function last Saturday. Much was achieved. Our College Strategic Plan, ‘St Kevin’s Beyond 2009’, was actively reviewed and plans put in place for a deeper renewal across the year ahead. The public version with initial updates will be available on the College website at the start of next term. Board members had completed individual surveys reviewing our performance as a Board and the Chair, Mr Martin Nally, led us through reflection of these results and then we jointly constructed some goals for the year ahead. The Director of Studies updated the Board on our Year 12 study program; we commenced round-table discussions on the nature and direction of our Centenary celebrations and all this on top of a brief regular Board meeting! Mr Michael McGirr began the time for us with a reflection in the Oratory and beautifully bookended this by organising Fr Brendan Byrne SJ to celebrate Mass for us in the Chapel of St Kevin once our formal deliberations were complete. We then ‘broke bread’ together in Boyd Egan Hall, having enjoyed gathering in the Gallery of the McMahon.

It was an exhausting, beneficial, uplifting and important day in our calendar. We owe a debt to all who serve our College in the senior way that all who were part of last Saturday do. We are also in debt to their spouses and families for supporting their generosity to SKC and all owe much thanks to Mrs Pauline Ryan for the considerable logistical structure such a day requires. Busy people certainly got the job done!

Over the holidays, our VCE studies program will be in full operation here at Heyington with Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week offering specialist revision classes, the chance for group work in Albert Street and the space for quiet study in the Library. Mr Jones our Director of Studies is overseeing this wonderful program.

We have three groups abroad: the American History Tour; Lycee Cours St Charles Orleans French Exchange; and, the European Art tour. Our athletes will be training hard in preparation for our defence of the APS Athletics Trophy. This great sports event is held on the second Saturday of Term IV at Lakeside Oval, in the afternoon. On 18 October, the College expectation is that all boys from Years 7 – 11 will be there. Written applications for leave need to be made to Year Level Co-ordinators or House Heads immediately. There should be no applications for leave later than the first day of Term IV. I have sat in the stands when we have finished 11th and stood excitedly when we have breasted the winning tape. The simple SKC message is that we will be there as a school, supporting our athletes and one another whatever our prospects of success.

On Heyington Assembly, I shared with the boys the journey behind the Melbourne Learning & Living Centre. It is to be a residence for Year 7 indigenous youth who will be attending a range of Melbourne’s fine schools, including St Kevin’s. We will have a special link, given ‘Lockington’, the beautiful old home in the Vaucluse opposite Waterford, is to be the home of the MLLC. The SKC Board has also offered support by our making available Waterford facilities in the evenings. Our boys have been fundraising to help get this great project underway. Stay tuned for what I hope are exciting developments which will see a model created for successful indigenous transition to secondary schooling that can be replicated across the country.

Kate and I are taking the full break these holidays and travelling. I hope all our families enjoy some good times together and that we all return to Term IV ready and able to make it the best term of our lives.

Headmaster’s Study Awards
Year 7  Science  Tom Liszukiewicz 
    Jacob Naqash 
     
Year 8   Science  Calum Davies 
    Angus McGregor 
    Finn Millar 
  Japanese  Timothy Ellul 
    Nathan Shannan 
    Andrew Willett 
     
Year 9  Art  Seamus Heanue 
    Kyle Howden 
    Henry Leng 
    Benjamin McDonald 
    Nicholas Rogers 
  English   Marcus Castellana 
    Max Gray 
    Thomas Lloyde 
    Liam O’Meara 
    Christopher Healy 
    James Robertson 
    Jordan Thein 
    Adrian Viglietti 
  Health & Human Movement  Emerson Street 
    John Walton 
  Mathematics
Patrick Gigacz 
    Masaaki Ono 
    David Wang 
     
Year 10  French  Jack Alfonso 
    Alexander Collins 
    Ryan Dossetor 
    Thomas Meysztowicz 
  Science  Lewis Powell 
    Samuel Penfold 
     
Year 11  Biology  Benjamin Argall 
    Jake Victor 
     
Year 12  French  John Hajek 
  Legal Studies   Matthew Anderson 
    Thomas Carney (Year 11) 
    James Papadopulos 

UNIFORM TERM IV

A decision has been taken that all boys from Years 7 – 12 will continue to wear full winter uniform until week 5 of Term IV. This requires the jacket and long trousers with shirt and tie. The summer uniform will be worn from Wednesday 5 November until the conclusion of the school year. Over the holidays please ensure personal grooming, particularly hair and any repairs to school uniform have been attended to.

Kind regards


Stephen F Russell

St Kevin's will value diversity and friendship within the community.
(from the Mission Statement) 
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Faith and Mission

Salt

There’s a shop near our place with a sign advertising twenty varieties of salt. I thought there were only two, regular salt and chicken salt. Chicken salt is not highly regarded by nutritionists. Apparently, there is very little chicken in it.

The shop piqued my curiosity, not least because it was a health food specialist. I have long accepted the fact that salt in the culinary world is like a limerick at a poetry convention. It is something that needs to be disparaged in public but which everybody craves in private. Such a vast range of salts is surely yet another triumph for consumer claptrap. I was left wondering what the twenty varieties could possibly be. Here are some possible contenders:

1.  The salt you need when you salt money away. This expression originates from the fact that superannuation is a major source of hypertension. Retirement is known to affect blood pressure. 
2.  The salt you need when you take something with a grain of salt. This expression was developed to help us deal with the well meaning advice we receive from our children.
3.  Pool salt. This is the salt you share with others, normally on a hot summer’s afternoon. 
4.  The salt you rub into a wound. A good example of a wound is red wine which has been spilled on a brand new white rug. The expression carpet diem originated in the belief that stains need to be removed without delay as the opportunity may not come around again.  
5.  The salt you find when you work in the salt mines. I knew a man who set off to work each day with the phrase ‘I’m off to the salt mine.’ Clearly, he had never worked in a salt mine. Perhaps he should have been looking for a more life-giving job, even if it was paid less.  
6.   The salt one is worth when one is worth one’s salt. It is strange that we should need to measure our value at all, so we may as well do it in salt or sand or facebook friends or anything else of little real worth. 
7.  The salt you throw over your shoulder. If you look at Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting of the Last Supper, you may notice that Judas Iscariot has spilled the salt. This was said to be an evil omen. Tossing salt over one’s shoulder was believed to be the antidote, a way of blinding the devil who may be hovering there. If this is true, perhaps we should put salt on our tongues. That is where nastiness really does lurk.
8.   The salt in the middle of Psalter. A psalter is a book of psalms. It includes every flavour in the history of spice. 
9.  The salt the great Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, wrote about in his ‘Ode to Salt.’ It would be difficult to summarise this wonderful poem. It begins: 
This salt
in the saltcellar
I once saw in the salt mines.
I know
you won't
believe me,
but

it sings,
salt sings, the skin
of the salt mines
sings
with a mouth smothered
by the earth.

10.  The salt at the start of Saltimbocca, a dish whose name means ‘jump in the mouth.’ Words of honest and humble generosity should be jumping out of our mouths. 
11.   The salt at the end of basalt. Melbourne’s beautiful bluestone is actually basalt, hewn from a great volcanic basalt plain. Our cathedral and many of our churches are made from the earth; its heritage goes back to the start of time.  
12.  The salt that marks your social position when you sit below the salt. Needless to say, there is no salt on the Lord’s table. 
13.   The salt Lot’s wife became when she was turned into a pillar of salt. She looked back over her shoulder so she was turned into something that hardens the heart. God wanted her to look forward. 
14.   The salt you get in Salt Lake City. I was surprised when the winter Olympics took place in Salt Lake City in 2002. I thought salt was supposed to dissolve ice.  
15.  The salt in salted caramel. We all need to learn how things and even people that seem so different can live happily together. 
16.   The salt that turns a mere sailor into an old salt. Experience is easily underrated. It adds zest to life. 
17.  The salt in low salt butter. This is privileged salt, allowed to share the butter dish when most regular salt is left chained in the cellar.  
18.  The salt that the prophet Jeremiah referred to when he promised that God’s people will ‘live in parched places of the wilderness, an uninhabited salt land.’ He believed that faith can make an oasis in the middle of the hardest places life can take us.
19.  The salt Jesus meant when he said ‘have salt in yourselves and be at peace with one another.’ This must be one of the best lines of scripture but it often gets forgotten. I think Jesus is asking us to draw all sorts of flavours out of ourselves and at the same time not to be the kind of people who leave others feeling dried out, parched or stripped of colour.  
20.  The salt that Jesus meant we he asked us to be the salt of the earth. He meant that we should live in such a way that the world would be bland without us.  
Mr Michael McGirr
Dean of Faith & Mission
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Fullness Of Life

This week at St Kevin’s College...


  • American History and French Tours continued.
  • Years 8G, 8H and 8I went on Camp.
  • Ms Power accompanied Kenny students in assisting with serving breakfast at St Mary’s House of Welcome in Fitzroy.
  • Year 12 Monologue Evening was held.
  • Fathers’ Association Dinner took place.
  • Music Association held an AGM.
  • Stephen Chin was the Musician In Residence.
  • Staff celebrated Birthday Morning-tea.
  • Year 9 students were involved in the Collaborative Program.
  • Senior Mothers’ Association met.
  • Year 10 Dancing Class Social was celebrated.
  • Ms Phelan accompanied McCarthy students who assisted at the community service “Good Grub”.
  • Year 10 Community Service continued.
  • Year 11 students participated in the “Fit to Drive” Program.
  • Psychology Course Writing was completed.
  • Year 12 students completed three days of Practice Examinations.
  • Glendalough Grandparents/ Special Visitors Day was held.
  • Ms Ritchie and Mr Segal accompanied Kearney boys on the St Ignatius Refugee Camp.
  • European Art and Culture Tour departed.
  • Years 7-11 Progress Reports were posted to parents.
  • Staff completed professional development on the School Portal and attended the Australian National Bands and Orchestra Clinic.
Ms Janet Canny
Director of Students
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Omnia


Angus Carter
Year 7
For his  considered assistance  provided to a peer who is recovering from an injury.

 Christopher Antill
Year 8

For his encouragement and motivation towards others on camp.

Samuel Balmforth 
Year 9
For raising an exceptional amount of money for the Waterford Winter Sleepout last Friday.

Nicholas Alexiou
Cusack

  For his excellent contribution on the Year 11 Social Committee.

Xavier Morgan
Kearney

  For his excellent contribution on the Year 11 Social Committee.
                       

Oliver Marriott
Kenny
For his excellent contribution on the Year 11 Social Committee.
                       

Michael Killaly
McCarthy
  For his excellent contribution on the Year 11 Social Committee.

Sean Lyon
Purton 
 
For his excellent contribution on the Year 11 Social Committee.
                      
Charlie Woods
Rahill

For his excellent contribution on the Year 11 Social Committee.
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Calendar Dates

SEPTEMBER
     
Friday 19
Year 8G, 8H and 8I Camp ends
Years 7-11 Progress Reports posted
Year 12 Practice Examinations
Class Reps Meeting
Glendalough Mothers' Association Meeting
Term 3 ends



8.30am
8.45am




Boyd Egan Hall


       
Saturday 20
Year 7/8 Father/Male Mentor Son Camp


       
Sunday 21
Year 7/8 Father/Male Mentor Son Camp 
   
       
OCTOBER
     
Sunday 5
VCE Unit 4 Musical Recital






Monday 6
Term 4 begins
Year 12 Practice Examinations
Mental Health Week






       
Tuesday 7
Mental Health Week
Year 12 Practice Examinations
Year 7 Immunisations
Year 6 Camp Briefing





       
Wednesday 8
Mental Health Week
Finance and Property Committee Meetings
Solo Competition Finals



7.45pm



Boyd Egan Hall
       
Thursday 9
Mental Health Week
Glendalough Music, GMA, Year 6 APS Spring and Summer Sports Photographs
Year 3 Camp Briefing
 



8.15am




Boyd Egan Hall
       
Friday 10
Mental Health Week
Athletics and Water Polo Photographs
Year 12 Photograph

10.15am
12.10pm
 

 Please see the College Calendar for full details and future dates.

Don't forget to make use of the Calendar search facility. For example search on Father-Son to find information regarding the Father-Son Camps. The Calendar can be accessed from the top of any page on the College website.

Newsletter contributions should be emailed to: newsletter@stkevins.vic.edu.au by 5pm on Monday.

 

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St Kevin's College Drama Productions /Musicals


St Kevin’s College/ Sacré Coeur Year 7 Play - Book now!

Year 7 students from St Kevin’s and Sacré Coeur have worked together to present a program of two short plays. Both plays are based on time-honoured stories that have been handed down across the generations.

Morality tale 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' sees young shepherd Roy distracted by a pretty young girl named Pearl. Roy gives into peer pressure, and his decision to pretend a pack of wolves are on the prowl, leads to a difficult lesson both for him and for the sheep he is meant to be protecting.

With students playing the varying personalities of the sheep and the wolves, not to mention the humans, this is sure to be a cute and engaging performance.

The 'Pied Piper of Hamelin' is set in the medieval village of Hamelin, which has been beset by a plague of rats. In desperation, the villagers turn to the Pied Piper. When he leads away more than just the rats, the people learn a hard lesson about trust.

As with the first play, the students play rats as well as playing the merry townsfolk. The script of the play is written in rhyme, giving a Dr Seuss feeling to the piece.

The 'Boy Who Cried Wolf' and 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' are suitable for all ages, and the evening will run for around one hour.

Tickets are now on sale for 'The Boy who Cried Wolf/ The Pied Piper of Hamelin'.

Dates:
Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 October 
Venue:
Ruby Tout Theatre, St Kevin’s College Heyington Campus 
Time:
7.00pm
Cost:
$16 Adult/ $11 Concession 
Bookings:
TryBooking - (click here)

Photographs take of the recent performing arts productions have been uploaded onto the St Kevin's website photo gallery.

Mr Simon Parris (TIC)
SKC Productions
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SKC Annual Blokes and Books Breakfast 

Date:
Thursday 23rd October
Venue:
St Kevin's College Heyington
Time:
7.00 - 8.20am
Speaker:
David Lawrence
RSVP
by Monday 20th October
Bookings through TRYBOOKING

Enjoy breakfast while listening to David Lawrence's great stories. David is the author of the Fox Swift series, which has sporting themes and uses comedy to tackle issues such as bullying and racism in schools. Please see the flyer for more information. All welcome.

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VCE Unit 3/4

Examinations Information

The VCE Exams Navigator 2014 and individual Assessment/ Examination Timetables have been distributed to all VCE students studying a Unit 3/4 subject.

Before presenting for any VCAA Oral, Performance or written Examination, students must read the VCE Exams Navigator. The booklet outlines approved materials for each examination, rules for the conduct of examinations, as well as providing advice on special provision and the VCE Results and ATAR Service.

Students are encouraged to make several copies of their personal VCAA Examination Timetable and to display at least one copy in a prominent position in their home. Photo ID is vital when presenting to any VCAA examination. Students are to arrive at their examination venue at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of reading time.

Please contact Mrs Linda Linehan if you have any questions or concerns regarding the examinations

Mrs Linda Linehan
Senior Studies Coordinator
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Old Collegians' Association

 

APS Past Students Golf Day - SKOCA Team

The St Kevin’s Old Collegians’ APS Past Students’ Golf Day has a wonderful history, and is currently lead by Kevin Halpin (SKC ’70). There are 300 golfers from the 11 APS schools who play and we need 16 players as a minimum to fill a team.  We had a full complement last year and won the competition. As many of the younger players from last year are taking exams during this year’s Golf Day, we need others to maintain our ‘winning charge’.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS PAST STUDENTS’ GOLF ASSOCIATION INC.

Friday 14 November 2014
Royal Melbourne Golf Club
Cheltenham Road, Black Rock

Registration: 7.30am for morning tee off or 12.30pm for afternoon tee off

Shot Gun starts at 8.00am and 1.00pm

Entrance fee is $140 per morning player and $180 per afternoon player (cost covers all events, green fees and lunch). A light lunch will be provided in the club house from 11.00am to 2.30pm. The afternoon players receive substantial finger food after their round.

RMGC members are eligible for a reimbursement from the Club for Green Fees.

Entries close Wednesday 5 November 2014
All players are encouraged to pay online at :www.apsgolf.org.au/#2014
Golf Link Numbers must be entered which attributes your registered handicap.
50% discount for Under 25s (Must register for this discount at the Old Collegians’ office).
Under 25s Contact: Mr Kevin Culliver SKOCA email 
31 Moonga Road, Toorak 3142.

Other Golf Events 2014

St Kevin’s Old Boys Community Golf Day (for the broader St Kevin’s Old Boys affiliated player fraternity)
Spring Valley Golf Club
Date: Friday 12 December (12.30pm start)
Cost: $85.00 per person or $50 (Class of 2009 – 2013)
Must book through TryBooking
Contact Don Martin (SKC ’62) Tel: 9859 9922 or email

Annual Remembrance Eucharist

Each November the Old Collegians conducts a Eucharist to celebrate the lives of all deceased Kevinians and pays special tribute to the Kevinians who have passed away this last twelve months. We do need notification of the passing of Kevinians so please let us know.

This years Eucharist is on Wednesday 5 November at 7.30pm in the Chapel of St Kevin, Moonga Road Toorak (Heyington Campus) where all family and friends of deceased Old Collegians are most welcome to attend.
 

Dates for 2014

The Old Collegians' 2014 event dates have been updated on the SKC Website. Please take the time to diarise any relevant dates and further details will be forwarded to you closer to the time.  If you have moved or changed your email address recently please contact us so we can update our records and keep in touch with you. Thank you.

Please contact Kevin Culliver (Executive Officer SKOCA) old-collegians@stkevins.vic.edu.au

Mr Kevin Culliver
Executive Officer SKOCA
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Careers

Careers News

It is very pleasing that there are many Year 10 students who have taken the opportunity of the forthcoming holidays to spend one week at a Work Experience placement. We hope that the placements are rewarding experiences and provide valuable insights into the worlds of work into which the students are venturing. The benefit of this first-hand experience when discussing careers pathways cannot be overestimated. Ms O’Sullivan will contact all students once during their time at the place of work to discuss how the placement is progressing.

Year 12 students who have not submitted their VTAC preferences have until Tuesday 30th September at 5pm to do so without financial penalty. All such students have been contacted and reminded of this during the last week of term. Students applying for Special Consideration (SEAS) are reminded that the deadline for submission of ALL documentation is Tuesday 7th October at 5pm. With the release of the UMAT results imminent, it is important to remind students aspiring to Medicine NOT to remove any Medicine courses from their VTAC preference list as these CANNOT be reinstated at a later date, no matter what your UMAT result.

Year 10 and 11 students are reminded that there are many programs to attend at the Universities during the holidays to familiarise yourself with their environments and programs. Year 12 students are reminded about the Monash and RMIT Folio Preparation courses which may still have some places available.

Items of note in the Careers News this week include:

  • Year 12 News: Applying For Courses Through VTAC; Extra Requirements; Change Of Preference; Tax File Number; VCE Results And ATAR; Diploma Of Nursing; Guaranteed ATARs At Swinburne; International Students
  • Monash Art Design & Architecture
  • VCE Prerequisite Subjects
  • Information Sessions At Victoria University
  • RMIT News: Nuclear Medicine Laboratory Visits; Science In The City Laboratory Tour; Folio Preparation; Experience Day
  • La Trobe University Advisory Nights
  • Science At Deakin University
  • RMIT Experience Surveying Day
  • Box Hill Institute Audition Preparation Workshops
  • Interested In Radio And TV Careers?
  • Are You Hoping To Become A Vet?
  • 2015 UNSW Minerals Summer School (UMSS)
Please see Careers News for more details.
 Ms O'Sullivan, Mrs Runciman & Mrs White
The Careers Department
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Outdoor Education

All St Kevin's parents are encouraged to visit the new Outdoor Education website on the College Portal. It will become your information hub for all Outdoor Education information. Please ask your son to direct you to the website and show you around. Please email Cameron Barry barryc@stkevins.vic.edu.au for any further enquiries.

Mr Cameron Barry 
Head of Outdoor Education
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SKC Debating

Current Results

Debating results have been uploaded onto the SKC website for your perusal (click here). 

Ms Kelly Gallivan
TIC SKC Debating

Sport 

Sports Photograph Ordering Online

The Sports Group Photographs taken Friday 18 July are now available online from the National Photography website. Please (click here) to order your 2014 Team Sports Photographs online and follow the below mentioned steps:-

• Access the National Photography website
• Click on the ‘orange’ option ‘Group & Event Photos
• Pop-up box will appear prompting you for a password (enter – SKC4)
• Login
• Select Campus and images required
 

Co-curricular Spring Sports

Please check the Current Fixtures each Thursday afternoon for any sport draw changes.

Please click here to view APS Sport Current Results.

Please click here for this weekend's APS Sport Fixtures.

Mr Luke Travers
Dean of Sport
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Music

Music Association Raffle

Thank you to all of the generous families and friends of St Kevin’s College who purchase ticket in the Music Association’s Raffle at the Combined School Concert. The raffle was drawn at the Music Association’s AGM earlier this week and the eight prize winners have been notified by phone. The raffle raised over $1000 which will assist with the purchase of a new French horn. Thank you for your support!

Congratulations to:
1st Prize:  Red B10  (Laura) 
2nd Prize:  Black F26  (Carolyn) 
3rd Prize:   Orange C64  (Jane) 
4th Prize:  Black F18  (Gallagher)
5th Prize:  Orange C91  (Cheney) 
6th Prize:  Blue F31  (Sim) 
7th Prize:  Blue E21  (Down) 
8th Prize:  Black F21  (Bulleridge) 

Ensemble Auditions:

Ensemble auditions continue in the first week of Term IV for all of the Heyington ensembles.
These auditions are used to assist the music staff in placing students in the most suitable ensemble and to allocating their part and seating position.

Music Office - C305

The Music Office C305, can be contacted by phone on 9804 3045 and by email at music@stkevins.vic.edu.au

Boys with enquiries are encouraged to visit the Music Office before school, at Recess or at Lunchtime.

Mr Simon Harris
Head of Music
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SKC Fathers' Association


 

Years 7 & 8 Father/Male Mentor & Son Camp

Book Now

Years 7 & 8 Father/Male Mentor & Son Camp - Book Now!

St Kevin’s College Fathers’ Association is pleased to announce the Year 7 & 8 Father/Male Mentor and Son Camp to be held at a YMCA camp site in Victoria this Saturday 20 September and Sunday 21 September.

The Camp will be available to all students in Years 7 & 8 and their fathers or male mentors. Make sure you get your application in early, as places are limited. Download a copy of the Camp letter - (click here).

This is one of the programs run by the St Kevin’s College Fathers’ Association and is designed to encourage and foster relationships between students and their Fathers or Male Mentors. It is also an opportunity for Fathers/Male Mentors to get to know other Fathers and Male Mentors from the College. The Camp is facilitated by J2A - Journeys to Adulthood Ltd, a not-for-profit company dedicated to enhancing the relationships between sons and their fathers.

The YMCA Camp site offers a range of activities including canoeing, high ropes, vertical challenge, giant swing, low ropes, orienteering, a trivia night and lots more.

The accommodation at the Camp is provided for in cabins. You will need to bring your own pillows and sleeping bags/doonas/blankets, etc. All food and activities are included in the price.

There will be a car rally to get you to the camp. Fathers/Male Mentors will drive and their sons will be required to navigate their way to the camp as well as answer some questions along the way.

Further details about the Camp will be provided to you once your Application has been accepted, including what essential items to bring on the weekend.

Cost: $220.00 per adult and student pair. Extra students at $80.00 each. Numbers are limited. Make sure you book by Friday 12 September at the J2A website - (click here). Further enquiries to: Mark Caldwell (J2A) on 9830 7906 or Evan Raptis (President SKCFA) 0412 887 669.

Mr Evan Raptis - President
SKC Fathers' Association
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SKC Old Boys' Football Club 

Friday 19 September - All Welcome

The St Kevin’s Old Boys' Football Club invites all members of the SKC school community to our annual Grand Final lunch.

To be held at Kooyong Tennis Club in the middle of AFL finals with Robert DiPierdomenico as our special guest speaker, it is a celebration of all things football (AFL & Amateur).

The SKOB community is very much about inclusion. It is particularly inclusive of the parents of prospective players. The club offers a great way to stay in touch with people you have come to know through the school.

Please have a look at the attached invitation. If you are in a business it is a fabulous networking event. If you simply want to get a group of friends together for a great lunch – it is always fun.

Guests can register and pay online - (click here). Flyer attached (click here).

Mr John Hart
TIC SKC Football
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SKC Aquatic Club

New Divers Wanted

Boys in Years 6 and 7 are invited to try out in the SKC Diving Program. Classes are held on Wednesday afternoons at the Wilding Centre from 4.30pm - 6.00 pm. Activities include tumbling, stretching, strength, trampoline and water work. Fees will be charge from Term 4.

Please contact Elizabeth Howard on howarde@stkevins.vic.edu.au for more information or to book a trial session.

Mrs Elizabeth Howard
 SKC Aquatic Club
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SKC Rowing Association



Family BBQ 

Save the Date - Friday 24 October, 4.30pm

St Kevin’s College Rowing Season Opening family BBQ at the Boat Shed.

A great opportunity to watch the boys’ row and race at Fairview Straight. Meet other rowing parents and some of the rowing coaches. Click here to download a copy of the invitation for the fridge door!

For all further enquiries please contact Gillian Goller on 0409 144 331 or email thegollers@bigpond.com

SKC Rowing Association
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Zimele News   



2014 Walkathon, Sunday 26 October - Book Now!

Join up with family, friends and others in the SKC community for the upcoming Zimele Walkathon, to be held at Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield and help raise much needed and appreciated funds for the people of Eldoret, Kenya.

Last year was a fantastic family day – let’s make this years even better by walking for our friends in Kenya, so that they can ‘Stand on their own two feet'.

Bookings, sponsorships and donations can be made through the secure online website at Trybooking - (click here).

Click here and 'LIKE' us on FACEBOOK and 'JOIN' the Zimele Walkathon event to keep up to date with photos and stories. 

Mr Tom Purcell
Zimele Chairman
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Football Boot Drive 

Collection for Kormilda College, Darwin

The boys at Kormilda College, Darwin, are desperate to have some new (to them ) football boots.  

Now that the football, soccer and rugby seasons, in Victoria, have finished would you please bring any unwanted clean football boots to school so that we can send them to Darwin.

Mr Stone will collect boots at Glendalough.
Mrs Gilchrist will collect boots at Waterford.
Boots can be taken to the College Reception at Heyington.

Your generosity will be appreciated by the students and staff in Darwin.

Mr John Hart
TIC SKC Football
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Family Fun Day

 

 

Family Fun Day
Sunday 16 November
10.00am to 4.00pm

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR BOYS THROUGH SPONSORSHIP

With Family Fun Day rapidly approaching we will be closing off our Gold Sponsorship option the first week of Term 4.

Gold sponsorship is a fantastic way for you to promote your business to the St Kevin's community AND for our community to in turn support you.

There are many advantages to this sponsorship! Please consider and don't miss out on this great opportunity.

Contact Nellie Mitchell on 0413 800 788 or Clare Power on 0423 024 386.

A big thank you to our first GOLD SPONSORS for this year's Family Fun Day!

Gold Sponsors

Whitbread Insurance Brokers (Whitbread Family)
Mitchell Asset Management (Mitchell Family)
Geotech (Noonan Family)
Cinnamon Jowett-Crociani
Guardian Medical (Brooks Family)
Prime Choice Finance Pty Ltd (Matruglio Family)

It is not too late to join this special list of St Kevin's supporters!

Please contact Clare Power on 0423 024 386 or Nellie Mitchell on 0413 800 788 if you can help.

Sponsorship Options 2014 

Benefits
Gold
$5,000+
Silver
$3,000+
Bronze
$1,000+
Friends
of SKC $500
Fun Day
Ride
Your business name or logo in our
Family Fun Day Radio & Print media. 
    X        
Your business name or logo featured as
our major sponsor on pre-event signage. 
    X    X
   X
      X
Your business name or logo as a Major Sponsor

with distinguished others on advertising boards
throughout Stonnington and surrounding areas. 

    X
       
Your business name or logo as a Major Sponsor
with acknowledgement in the College “Omnia” magazine.
    X
 
     
Acknowledgement in our College newsletter
throughout the year. 
    X
   X
    X
      X
    X
Acknowledgment in our Family Fun Day event program and for Gold and Silver sponsor the opportunity for advertising in the program.     X
   X
    X
      X
    X
Opportunity for you to display and promote your products or services at our Family Fun Day.     X
    X
     
Acknowledgement by our Master of Ceremonies at various times throughout the Family Fun Day (including promotion of your business products and or services).      X
    X
        *
Two (2) complimentary unlimited rides tickets.      X
    X
        *

* applies to Fun Day Ride sponsorship of $3,000 or more.

 
Last Chance to have your name against these fantastic rides through sponsorship on Family Fun Day! First in, best dressed! 

Please click here to view all the rides to sponsor.

GI Jane (The Eliminator) 
 
Pirate Ship   

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Parent Function 

Year 11 

Year 11 'Spring Carnival' Night - End of Year Parent Function
Date:
Saturday 25 October
Venue:
Pavilion, Heyington
Time:
7.00pm
Cost:
$35 per person
RSVP:
Friday 17 October, 6.00pm (if not sold out prior)
Bookings:
TryBooking -  http://www.trybooking.com/104402
Wear your Racing Finery, bring your bubbly and let's celebrate the start of the Spring Racing Season together! 'Fashion’s on the Field', will be 'Fashion’s in the Pavilion!' Prizes for the Best Dressed Male, Female and the Fanciest Head Wear! Download a copy of the invitation - (click here).

Further enquiries please contact Bronwyn Melville 0425 701 329, Pam Williams 0402 452 839 or Lisa Gheller 0425 704 854 (after 5 October)
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SKC Merchandise

St Kevin's Towel Orders

At just $50 each these towels are embroidered with your son's name and in theory, will never be lost! Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery. Delivery will be to the College to your son's classroom.

Please click here for the link to TryBooking to order.
Further enquiries please contact Mrs Ann James - SKC Merchandising. 

 
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