Senior School Newsletter


  19 April 2018, Volume 69 No. 9

Regular Notices

Other Notices

From the Headmaster

Dear Parents,

Celebrating the Eucharist, on three remarkable occasions, in three inspiring locations, was a major part of my Easter break. On Easter Sunday, with our student tour party, I was at Mass in Westminster Cathedral. Days later, in the village of Glendalough, in the parish church of St Kevin, we gathered again for Mass prior to our climb to Wicklow Pass and our guided pilgrimage into the valley of the two lakes. Finally, we were community in sacramental unity and celebration at Waterford. There was much else that was part of the trip; Westcourt – Edmund’s birth place and the joy of the Old Collegians gathering in London, all of which we will talk of as the year progresses.

Much preparation for winter sports occurred across the break with senior teams training and playing practice matches. My sincere thanks to all involved in this important preseason work. On Heyington Assembly, Mr McGirr led us in a full campus Easter Liturgy prior to my bringing into focus the importance of this term academically. We have academic progress interviews for all secondary students in the coming weeks. It is our custom that, ideally, boys attend in College uniform with their parents, ensuring accurate information transfer and the perfect grounds for opening conversations on the way home! This term will also feature end of Semester Examinations for all Years 7 - 12.

Last evening, the College hosted our principal sports celebration for 2018, the Teams of the Century Dinner at the Glasshouse. The event followed the St Patrick’s Ballarat Sporting Exchange, across our six winter sports. Football, Basketball, Rugby and Hockey saw SKC wins, Soccer drew and SPC Ballarat bettered us in the Cross Country. We chose to hold the dinner on the date of the SPC exchange, as our first sporting fixture was a game of football played against St Patrick’s in 1918.

The dinner was a wonderful celebration of what is good in sport: fitness, friendship, development of character and community building. Our MC, Michael Zappone (SKC 92), interviewed men across the years, and we watched tremendous footage of St Kevin’s sport across our one hundred years.

The presentation of the Teams of the Century fascinated the full venue and I look forward to the team photographs taken last night. The brochure naming the teams is on our website. My thanks to all the key organisers and workers on the night, Mr Travers, Mrs Ryan and Mrs Brewis.

I look forward to sharing stories of the Pilgrimage and Dinner as I chat with folk on the sidelines during winter sport.

Kind regards,

Stephen Russell

 
St Kevin's College will recognise the issues that impact on Australian society, open our eyes to global issues and encourage active citizenship
(from the Mission Statement)
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Faith and Mission

Joy and gladness


I hope you had some laughter in the holidays. We had plenty. Some of it was marked by surprise and delight, as when we watched a former student of St Kevin’s, Luke Matthews, come from well back in the field to win a bronze medal in the 800m at the Commonwealth Games. The last few metres of the race almost defied belief and lent support to the old adage about keeping on going, even when a flat track feels like it’s going uphill. It was great that Luke gave such warm thanks to his mother and coach, Liz, who is one of our colleagues.

Other times our laughter was quieter. On Sunday afternoon, my twelve-year-old daughter and I decided to celebrate the end of the holidays by spending yet more money. It was a wet and slippery day, out of keeping with the warm autumn stillness that we enjoyed for most of the fortnight, as we walked to a local shop that specialises in what my mother called haberdashery but is now known as fabric. Actually, most of what they now sell is craft supplies and an astonishing range of soap holders. My daughter required a particular type of ribbon whose purpose I can neither understand nor explain, but I was glad of the walk.

The first person we asked for help was hopeless. He knew what we wanted but was sure they didn’t stock it because they were ‘rationalising the craft area.’ This officious young man did not realise that craft lies in that vital sphere of life beyond the rational. He was clearly not going to waste time with us.

The second worker was much older and walked with discomfort. She was terrific. She was sure they had what she wanted and wasn’t going to rest until she found it, moving awkwardly up and down aisles. ‘We’ve been expanding out craft area,’ she said. Eventually, the ribbon was located. There was only one pack and it was slightly damaged but it was fine for what we wanted, whatever that may have been.

At the checkout, the assistant looked at the pack and thought we should get a discount. She rang for the store manager. Low and behold, the first worker, the hopeless one, appeared in order to pass sentence on the price of this modest item.

That was when my daughter and I had to get out of the shop because we were dissolving into laughter. We could hardly believe that this chap was actually the boss when he behaved like a disengaged part-timer. Sharing merriment with your children is a gift beyond price.

If you are interested in joy, as opposed to those consumer products now marketed everywhere as wellness and happiness, do yourselves a favour and read the new exhortation from Pope Francis. ‘Rejoice and be Glad’ is a welcome reminder of the sunny side of Christianity, the side that seldom makes the news. It is a short letter, easy to download from the Vatican website, which speaks about ‘the call to holiness in today’s world.’ Pope Francis rejects the idea that holiness means walking around with a long face and not enjoying the good things about life. He says:

Far from being timid, morose, acerbic or melancholy, or putting on a dreary face, the saints are joyful and full of good humour. Though completely realistic, they radiate a positive and hopeful spirit. The Christian life is ‘joy in the Holy Spirit’. 

Francis points out that Jesus didn’t sweat the small stuff. He simply enjoyed it for what it was:
   
Let us not forget that Jesus asked his disciples to pay attention to details.
The little detail that wine was running out at a party.
The little detail that one sheep was missing.
The little detail of noticing the widow who offered her two small coins.
The little detail of having spare oil for the lamps, should the bridegroom delay.
The little detail of asking the disciples how many loaves of bread they had.
The little detail of having a fire burning and a fish cooking as he waited for the disciples at daybreak.
 
The Pope uses two unusual words, Gnosticism and Pelagianism, to warn against attitudes of superiority to which some of us may be prone. The first, Gnosticism, refers to the person who is a ‘know it all’, especially when it comes to God. ‘When somebody has an answer for every question, it is a sign that they are not on the right road…Somebody who wants everything to be clear and sure presumes to control God’s transcendence…God is mysteriously present in the life of every person, in a way that he himself chooses, and we cannot exclude this by our presumed certainties.’

The second attitude, Pelagianism, refers to people who think that they achieve everything by their own will and effort rather than with God’s help. Such people are frightened of their own limitations when it is precisely our limitations that bring us home to the Lord:

The result is a self-centred and elitist complacency, bereft of true love. This finds expression in a variety of apparently unconnected ways of thinking and acting: an obsession with the law, an absorption with social and political advantages, a punctilious concern for the Church’s liturgy, doctrine and prestige, a vanity about the ability to manage practical matters and an excessive concern with programmes of self-help and personal fulfillment. Some Christians spend their time and energy on these things, rather than letting themselves be led by the Spirit in the way of love, rather than being passionate about communicating the beauty and joy of the Gospel and seeking out the immense crowds that thirst for Christ.

The Pope hopes that the church will be free from things that weigh it down. We can pray the same for all our lives. To some extent, we have to let go of control in order to give God a chance to re-decorate out lives and freshen them up. At the start of this term, in Easter season, let us remember that we can’t find joy on our own. It is a gift from others and from God.
Mr Michael McGirr
Dean of Faith
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Fullness of Life

  • 7A, 7B and 7C went on the Outdoor Activities Program for the week.
  • Kenny students with Ms Sheridan assisted with the preparation and serving of breakfast at St Mary’s House of Welcome.
  • McCarthy students with Mr Macfarlane assisted with the serving of dinner at St Peter and Paul’s in South Melbourne.
  • Year 6 students attended Swimming lessons in the Wilding Centre.
  • The Soccer Association, Rugby Association and Friends of Art met.
  • Year 10 students continued Community Service.
  • The Centenary St Kevin’s and St Patrick’s Ballarat Sporting Exchange was held at St Kevin’s. Teams competed in Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Hockey, Rugby and Soccer games.
  • The Centenary Teams of the Century Dinner was held at the Glasshouse.
  • The Finance, Property and Governance Committees met.
  • The Review of APS Summer Sports was held.
  • Cusack students and Ms Burrows assisted with the Breakfast and Sports Program at Trinity Primary School in Richmond.
  • Glendalough Homeroom Photographs were taken.
  • The Year 10 Careers Avenue Testing Information Evening was held.
  • Friday Morning Mass was held in the Chapel of St Kevin.
  • Year 12 Visual Communication and Design classes visited the VCE Top Designs Exhibition.
  • Ms Katherine Van Gurp was the Year 12 Guest Speaker.
  • The Glendalough Assembly highlighted Anzac Day.
  • The Year 10 Dancing Class was held with Loreto Mandeville Hall.
  • Kearney students and Mr James assisted with the St Ignatius Tutoring Program in Richmond.
  • Purton students and Mr Ross assisted at the Police and Community Recreation Program in Richmond.
  • Rahill students and Mr and Mrs Wallace assisted with the Fitzroy Reading Program.
  • A Farewell Function was held for long serving staff member, Mr Bill Spierings.
  • Staff completed Professional Development in the Changing Landscape of Careers. 
Mr Ted Guinane
Director of Administration
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Omnia

    Student Awards    
           

Rory Murphy
Year 7
For his positive attitude to school life, particularly while under duress through injury

Joshua Mercuri
Year 8
For his excellent work in fundraising for Project Compassion

Ethan Amalfi
Year 9
For his positive approach to all things at Waterford
Zachary Close
Cusack
For his positive contribution to Cusack House spirit
Calvin Ettia
Kearney
For his selfless support of his peers during the Camino program
  Dylan Hopkins
Kenny
For his skill in engendering excellent House spirit
  Hamish Clayton 
McCarthy
For his enthusiastic support of peers within McCarthy House

Jordan Roberts
Purton
For his excellent approach and effort shown on OAP camp
Jacob Naqash
Rahill
For his outstanding involvement with fundraising for the Nepal expedition
           
    Staff Award
   
         
   
Shane Schottner
For his outstanding co-curricular contribution and pastoral care as a tutor and in particular during the recent OAP Week
   
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Calendar Dates

MARCH

Friday 20
Year 7A, 7B, 7C Camp ends
Glendalough Uniform Shop
Year 10 Dancing Classes

8.15am
3.45 - 5.15pm


Smith Hall
 
 
Saturday 21
APS Sport
Rugby Sevens XC
Soccer Season Launch


 


Sunday 22


       
Monday 23
Full School Photograph throughout this week
Father's Association Meeting
Year 10 Dancing Class Social

6pm
7pm - 9pm

Brandon Room
Smith Hall
       
Tuesday 24
Glenadlough Cross Country
DAV Debating Round 3
Year 3 Camp Briefing
SKOCA Meeting
Friends of Art Working Bee


8.15am
6.30pm
7.30pm
Heyington
SKC
Boyd Egan Hall
Delaney Room
Pavilion




Wednesday 25
ANZAC Day Holiday
       
Thursday 26
Secondary Academic Progress Interview

St Catherine's Musical
2.30 - 5pm and 6 - 8.30pm
7pm
       
 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.

Full Article or Flyer: for inclusion on website (to be linked from the short article in the newsletter) to be sent in a separate Word document.

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Ordering Student Photographs

Individual Student, Tutor Group and House Photographs were taken at both Heyington and Waterford. To place online orders for these photographs:

2. Select School Photos then Portrait Packs

3. Enter the shoot key N9YBPTEM

4. Enter your order details and then click 'Cart' to pay

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Tuckshop Term 2 Roster 

If you would like to volunteer for the tucksop, please download the roster here and contact Kerry or David on 9832 4913 to mark your name down. 
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Soccer Season Launch 

 
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Productions 

Crazy for You



St Catherine's School and St Kevin's College have again joined forces to bring the fun and colourful musical Crazy for You to the stage. With songs by George and Ira Gershwin, this musical comedy is sure to delight and dazzle audiences of all ages.

The show includes a wonderful selection of toe-tapping dance numbers and classic songs such as Embraceable You, I Got Rhythm, Someone to Watch Over Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It, They Can't Take That Away from Me, and many more.

It is a short, three performance season opening on 26 April, so be sure to secure your seat to avoid disappointment. The Drama and Music Auxiliaries of St Catherine’s will again be providing delicious food and beverages at each performance, with a Bar on Friday 27 April for the ‘Gala Night’

Years 10-12 St Catherine’s/SKC Musical: Crazy for You
7pm 26, 27 April, 5pm 28 April 2018
St Catherine’s Hall, Dorothy Pizzey Centre, St Catherine’s, Toorak
Adults $25, Students $15
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/UMEV

Charley's Aunt



Jack Chesney loves Kitty Verdun and Charley loves Miss Amy Spettigue. They invite the ladies to meet Charley's wealthy aunt from Brazil. Cancelling her visit at the last minute, the millionaire aunt sends the boys into cataclysmic confusion. What do they do now? The problem is solved by drafting their Oxford undergrad pal into a dress and comic confusion ensues...

Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas is being performed by the Year 12 Theatre Studies class and has been prepared as part of the VCE Curriculum.


When: 1, 2, 3 May 2018 
Time: 7pm
Where: Ruby Tout Theatre
Booking: https://www.trybooking.com/VHZS


Mr Simon Parris | Mrs Edwina Christie
TIC Productions | Head of Drama
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Parent Enrichment on May 1, the Feast of Edmund Rice

We will be celebrating the Feast of Edmund rice in a special way this year, our centenary. Our senior boys, for example, will be undertaking a pilgrimage after mass to the site of the original St Kevin’s in Albert Street, East Melbourne. It will be a great day.

This a special invitation to join in the spirit of the day. Come and share a light meal, hear about some of the doings of the Parents Justice and Spirituality group and be inspired by Fr Joe Caddy, our guest. Fr Joe is the episcopal vicar for social services in the archdiocese of Melbourne and a most warm and engaging presenter. His work has provided him with a unique perspective on the social needs of our complex city. He will give us some great food for thought.

Fr Joe will have said Mass for the whole school that morning so this is also a chance for us to connect with the celebration of our boys.

As last year, our light meal will support a justice initiative and have an African flavor. We would ask for a donation of $15 per person.

On this occasion, we would also ask for an RSVP for catering purposes. Please respond to Michael McGirr mcgirrm@stkevins.vic.edu.au Please reply by Friday 27 April. The venue will be at Waterford. The evening will start at 7pm.

Please come and share an evening of conviviality and shared vision.
Mr Michael McGirr
Dean of Faith
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48th Annual St Kevin's College Art Show

The St Kevin's Art Show is an annual exhibition of contemporary art by artists from around Australia and will be hosted at the KC Smith Hall from 25 - 28 May 2018. Lots of information regarding the event can be found on the St Kevin's Art Show website: www.stkevinsartshow.com.au

Opening Night

Opening night is on Friday 25 May. Book your ticket to one of the most popular events on the parent social calendar at https://www.trybooking.com/UWSF.

Raffle

We are very excited to unveil the 2018 raffle prize, pictured below, which has been donated by one of Australia's most recognised printmakers, David Frazer.

Raffle tickets are $5 each or 10 for $25 and can be purchased through Trybooking at https://www.trybooking.com/UWSF.

 

David Frazer, Waiting for Rain (panels 1 & 2), linocut, 95 x 123cm (framed), edition 19/50.

The artwork prize is valued at $1,850.

Raffle Drawn at 4pm on Sunday 27 May in KC Smith Hall. 


Full prize details can be found at www.stkevinsartshow.com.au.


Advertising Opportunity in the 47th Annual St Kevin's College Art Show Catalogue

Promote your business while supporting the College. Advertising space is now available in the Art Show Catalogue (prices start at $95). If you are interested in advertising, please email Kerry O'Hagan for details on kerryohagan2@gmail.com
 
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Year Level Parent Events

Year 11

Year 11 parents and your sons are warmly invited to come along for an evening of bowls and tennis on the second Friday of Term 2; this is the rescheduled event from Term 1. It will be an opportunity to socialise in the clubhouse, maybe play a game of barefoot bowls or have a hit of tennis. Plenty of delicious finger food will be provided so no need to eat before you come. Those who have already booked are automatically re-booked.

When:  Friday 27 April
Time: 6.30pm
Where: MCC Sports Club, 397 Barkers Rd, Kew
Price: $45 per person
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/UETH
RSVP: RSVP essential by 8pm, 23 April
Details: Bowling equipment provided. If you plan to play tennis, please bring your own racket and balls.

Year 12

Parent Morning Tea

Year 12 parents are warmly invited to join us for morning tea at the family home of Terri and Richard Lourey (Max) on the second Friday of Term 2. This is the scheduled Year 12 event for Term 2 as the calendar is busy including the Mothers' Day Luncheon and Centenary Ball.

When:  Friday 27 April
Time: Drop by any time that suits between 9 and 11.30am
Where: Please refer to email
RSVP: RSVP not essential but would be appreciated. Please email Sue O'Shea
Details: No need to bring anything. Relax and enjoy.

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Sport

Please click here to view this week's Sports Fixture.

Please click here to view last week's Sports Results.
 Mr Luke Travers
Dean of Sport
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Music

Welcome to Term II

Welcome back to Music in Term II, a busy period of workshops and performances. With numerous performance opportunities for our soloists and ensembles, I hope that you will join us at a number of special events.

Open Day

As a part of our Centenary celebrations, Open Day will commence a little earlier and with special concert performances at both Heyington and Glendalough. 

Commencing at 12.00noon, the Symphony Orchestra will perform with special guest trumpeter Samuel Beagley in Smith Hall, while at Boyd Egan Hall the Glendalough Concert Band and selected small ensembles will perform. At 12.30pm the Senior Concert Band will perform in Smith Hall and the Glendalough Choir will perform at Glendalough.

Following these concert performances, a wide range of ensembles will entertain guests as they tour the College. The full schedule of performances is available here.

Jazz Concert

A concert featuring our four Big Bands will be presented in Smith Hall on Friday, May 11th. Commencing at 7.00pm, seating will be at round tables and you are encouraged to bring a light supper to enjoy with friends during the performances.
A special feature of this concert will be a performance by the Music Staff Big Band. Tickets are not required for this event.

Europe Music Tour 2019 Update

Thank you to the families who returned an expression of interest form. The list of interested students is currently under consideration.

Brigadoon Orchestra

It is wonderful that 25 students have asked to play in the Orchestra for our senior musical this year. Although some students will miss out this time, there will be other opportunities in the future.

All students who entered their name on the list will be contacted shortly.

Term II Music Dates

Thurs - Sat 26 - 28 April St Catherine's Musical
Sunday 29 April Big Band Workshops
Tuesday 1 May Edmund Rice Day
Sunday 6 May Open Day performances
Friday 11 May Jazz Concert 7pm SH
Friday 18 May Glendalough Early Days Concert 3.30pm BEH
Saturday 19 May Choral Scholarship auditions
Tuesday 22 May Combined College Foundation/Music Association Soiree
Fri - Sun 25 - 27 May Art Show performances
Sun - Wed 27 - 30 May Years 7 - 9 Musical
Thurs - Sat 31 May - 2 June Glendalough Music Camp
Friday 8 June Recording session for selected small ensembles
Wednesday 13 June Glendalough Winter Ensemble Concert 7pm BEH
Monday 18 June Guitar Concert 7.30pm MMC Studio
Tuesday 19 June Big Bands 4 and 1 recording sessions
Tuesday June 19 Piano Concert and Percussion Concert 7.30pm
Wednesday 20 June Big Bands 2 and 3 recording sessions


Music Office – C305

Mrs Andrea McDonald (Music Administrator) can be contacted at the Music Office 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, at Lunchtime or after school.
 Mr Simon Harris
Head of Music
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Cathedral Choir

Easter

Congratulations to our Choristers on a wonderful job over the demanding four days of the Holy Week and Easter ceremonies. 

Return to Duties

Last Sunday, all of our Choristers returned to duties with great energy and focus, making a great start to Term Two.

Introduction of New Choristers and Commissioning of Choir Leaders

This Sunday, Archbishop Hart will officially induct our Year 5 Choristers who receive their white surplices as a sign that they have completed their apprenticeships. His Grace will also commission our Ensemble Leaders, Deputy Ensemble Leaders and Choir Librarian.

Excellentia in Choro

Congratulations to our March award winners: Liam Gibson-Bourke, Year 8 (Junior); Adam Taylor, Year 12 (Senior).

 

Open Day

At the St Kevin’s Open Day, many of our Choristers will be involved in Choral items and quite a few of them in instrumental Ensembles also. The Music Department will be providing the schedule for this day.

Introduction of New Choristers 22 April
Wedding
5 May (2pm)
Open Day Sunday 6 May
Recording Session 1
Wednesday 20 June
Ordinations to the Priesthood 23 June
No Trebles Sunday 24 June
No Choir
Sunday 1 July
No Choir
Sunday 8 July
Recording Session 2
Thursday 19 July
Recording Session 3
Thursday 2 August
Choral & Vocal Concert
Tuesday 14 August
Recording Session 4
Wednesday 22 August
No Tenors or Basses Sunday 16 September
No Choir
Sunday 30 September
Carols Friday 14 December

 Dr Daryl Barclay
Head of Choral Music
Director, St Patrick's Cathedral Choir

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SKC Fathers’ Association

Welcome back everybody from a well-deserved break for the boys.

The SKCFA has a huge amount planned for Term 2 – so take part, help/socialise/enjoy.


SKOBSC

The SKCFA was pleased to be part of the St Kevin’s Old Boys Soccer Club Welcome Day on Sunday 15 April.
It was a cold, wet morning, but St Kevin’s dads Norm Dunn, Simon Janes and Chris Di Pasqua fed the boys with a sausage sizzle, drinks and treats. 

Well done to St Kevin’s mum Amanda Connelly for looking after the competition this year – 85 players (up from 24 players in 2017), ranging from Prep - Grade 4, with coaching/training provided by prior students of St Kevin’s.

A big thanks to fellow St Kevin’s dad, Dominic Locandro, who has sponsored the competition. 

Looking forward to a great season ahead!

Norm Dunn, SImon Janes, Chris Di Pasqua

Term 2 SKCFA Events/volunteers required

23 April Father's Association Meeting - 6pm Brandon Room, all welcome
8 - 10 May Cooking class Year 5 and 6
17 May Art Show setup - 6pm Smith Hall, help required
21 May Father's Association Meeting - 6pm Brandon Room, all welcome
25 May Art Show opening night - Bar staff required
29 May Art Show dismantling - 5.30pm Smith Hall, helpers needed

SKCFA Dinners

Save the date! More details to come.

Tuesday 5 June Father/Male Mentors Dinner Amora Hotel, Richmond 7.30pm
Tuesday 9 October Father/Male Mentor Dinner Amora Hotel, Richmond 7pm
Monday 12 November Annual General Meeting and Dinner  Amora Hotel, Richmond 6.30pm

Entertainment Books


Order from St Kevin's College Fathers' Association and receive your new 2018 / 2019 Entertainment Membership in time for school holidays!
Discounts the whole family will love this school holidays. You'll receive hundreds of valuable offers to keep the kids entertained and help our fundraising at the same time.

Plus, pre-order now and you’ll receive over $150 of bonus early bird offers.
As a special offer to St Kevin's College Parents, the Entertainment Book is pleased to provide a complimentary Strike Bowling voucher worth $15 upon purchase of your membership

Click here to order.

Thank you for your support.
 
Mr Simon Janes 
President, St Kevin's College Fathers' Association
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St Kevin's Mother's Association

Mothers' Association Merchandise

To order St Kevin’s Mother’s Association merchandise online please click the link: www.trybooking.com/PKUX. The orders will then be delivered to your nominated campus (Heyington, Waterford or Glendalough campus) and can be collected by your sons or yourself. 

For any further details please contact Carole Putna or Maria Dasopatis via email skcmerchandise@gmail.com

2018 Delivery Dates to Specified Campus:

All deliveries are made on Fridays and only on the dates specified below.

  • 27 April
  • 1 June
  • 3 August
  • 7 September
  • 19 October
  • 23 November

St Kevin's College Towel Orders

  A special direct link has been set up for St Kevin's Towel Orders. Please click the link: www.trybooking.com/EEOK/ to order.

Towels are $50.00 each. 

 Mrs Rachael McGarry
President, St Kevin's College Mothers' Association
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Careers

Term 2 for the Careers Department is the term predominantly allocated to Year 10 student and parent aptitude testing follow up appointments in which we discuss academic and career implications as well as outlining initial VCE subject selection considerations. Thank you to all Year 10 parents and students for attending our feedback evening tonight. Whatever the results of the testing, please know we are here to make sense of an appropriate pathway moving forward. Please ask your Year 10 sons to go online through either the Careers pages of the portal or the SKC Careers website to book an appointment at a mutually convenient time. Appointments are currently available to the end of Week 4 with the following weekly appointment slots to be released at the end of each week. Please ensure appointments are booked with whichever Careers Adviser is available at your most convenient time.

Year 12 students who did not manage to book a Careers Appointment in Term 1 are still able to book an appointment during the first two weeks of Term 2. From Week 3, appointments will be for Year 10 students only. There will be opportunities for Year 12 students to learn more about pathway options throughout the term via lunch time information sessions such as Bond University on Tuesday 29th May. Students are reminded that Bond University scholarships are now open for application. With two dedicated 50% scholarships available for St Kevin’s students, this is an amazing opportunity to pursue study in a world renowned private university. Students in Year 12 who are interested in applying for these prestigious scholarships are advised to commence the process soon. We are also looking forward to our free UMAT Information Session on Wednesday 2nd May after school for any Year 11 and 12 student interested in Medicine or Dentistry. Students will be asked to register attendance with Mrs White to ensure materials can be collected by all.

Both Monash University and the University of Melbourne are running evening information sessions about particular courses which are also very useful for Year 12 students. See below for dates and registration information.

Many families have previously attended our SKC Careers Evening. Following the successful Careers Expo in 2017, this year we will revert back to the panel theme with speakers including those from a variety of tertiary providers, past students of the College who may be either studying or working, and other professionals, including generous SKC parents. Years 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to our SKC Careers Expo on Tuesday July 24, early in Term 3. Please ensure you have this date in your diaries as the sessions will commence at 5:30pm and conclude by 8pm.

Thanks to the Year 12 students who have booked out the Hospitality Essentials course offered in June. We are in the process of determining interest for a third group to run also during the first week of the holidays. It is likely there will also be opportunity to do the course in December.

Items of note in the Careers News this week include:

  • Dates to Diarise in Term 2
  • ACU Nursing and Health Expo
  • VCE and Careers Expo
  • Inside Monash Seminar Series 2018
  • ‘My Melbourne Future’ Series
  • Swinburne University Industry Partners
  • Snapshot of the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2018
  • Engineering Degrees in Victoria


Please see Career News for more details.
 Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White
Careers Department
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