Senior School Newsletter


 21 May 2015, Volume 66 No. 14

Regular Notices

Other Notices

From the Headmaster

Dear Parents

Dual Pulitzer Prize author, Carl Sandburg, is attributed as passing the comment that “It is necessary ... for a man to go away by himself ... to sit on a rock ... and ask: Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going?” Our capacity for self-reflection is, arguably, one of the most important acts we can undertake. Not that it should be an isolated or singular experience, though. The ongoing capacity for us all to stop and to take time for reflection is an ageless philosophy that would seem to carry irrefutable logic; and yet, in our fast-paced, contemporary existence, it can be far easier said than effectively done. Therefore, it requires us firstly to have made the determination that self-reflection, self-awareness and self-knowledge is an important undertaking, perhaps not simply for control of self, but also for achieving self-direction and purpose; and secondly, to have practically established a time-frame or regular place in our lives for it to occur. Establishing a process for such thought is not new. Almost all religious orders have thrived for centuries on a routine that would promote such reflection through prayerful contemplation. The Jesuits, for example, have been informed by the spiritual exercises of their founder, Ignatius of Loyola. Ignatius wrote that the Exercises: “have as their purpose the conquest of self and the regulation of one’s life in such a way that no decision is made under the influence of any inordinate attachment.” These Spiritual Exercises, though, are not the preserve of the Jesuit order, but rather are practised throughout the secular world on a daily basis. While the Spiritual Exercises grew out of Ignatius’ personal experience as a man seeking to grow in union with God and to discern God’s will, my point is that it is but one example or mechanism that seeks to regulate our human experience and ensure solidarity with our personal mission, a mission we would hope is spiritually-influenced, but a mission that is nonetheless ours to own and live.

The importance of not simply setting aside some time to sit on our figurative rock to contemplate who we are and where we are going, but of truly embracing the art of self-reflection and awareness itself, is clearly fundamental to attainment in this regard. It was certainly significant enough for Howard Gardner, the well-credentialed developmental psychologist from Harvard and author of the theory of multiple intelligences, to rate the ‘intrapersonal’ as an intelligence. It is noted that individuals who are strong in intrapersonal intelligence are good at being aware of their own emotional states, feelings and motivations. However, if this is all feeling too psychologically-profound, it is worth noting also that one of the most revered of military tacticians and strategists, Sun Tzu, who authored the seminal work The Art of War over two millennia ago, also speaks of the significance of this inner dimension of ‘knowing yourself’. His work is not only revered in the military world, but has served business leaders, legal and corporate strategists and sports coaches. Among many wise strategies, Sun Tzu noted that: “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

I have often used this philosophy for the art of education as well. There are a few aspects that can be considered. The first is that every child must know himself as a learner. Over the successive years of a formal education, a boy must start to process how it is that he learns best…is he auditory or visual or even tactile/kinaesthetic? Are his gifts in the recall of specific facts, in his capacity to express and explain, or in formulaic approaches to issues and problems? Does he thrive on research-based reports or do examinations provide a repetitive stumbling block for his grade average? Is his stumbling block not one of intellect but of organisation or lack of order or stability? This, of course, leads beyond the boy as learner, to the boy’s character and setting as other key influential factors. If the questions posed do not represent gifts, then perhaps logically they would seem to indicate areas of difficulty or at least under-development, in which case, we must ask ourselves as students, parents or teachers, how are these being addressed and accommodated?

To this end, a second perspective on Sun Tzu’s wisdom is to view any such area of difficulty as a student’s ‘enemy’, that which is holding him back from further success and development. For many, examinations are an enemy, or at least a worthy foe. The pressures built in such tasks are magnified by the isolation of the exam room, the inability to refer to other sources, and the pressures of time. But let’s not fall into the oft-repeated trap of merely noting this as an excuse. Examinations, whether liked or loathed, are a reality…whether we refer to those that so often define our school assessment memories and that culminate in the VCE, or as might be experienced in an interview for a university or work placement. I dare say that the battles for which Sun Tzu’s strategised were also his ultimate test, the ultimate measure of his capacity to perform in that most austere and brutal of settings.

Ultimately, the basis to a person’s performance, scholar, general or athlete, is the application of skill under pressure. Through Tzu’s equation that I have presented, contextualised in a boy’s experience of school, and by extension the testing of his learning, what is clear is that both elements – a boy’s capacity to know himself as a learner, and his capacity to grapple resiliently with known enemies and testing tasks – all relate to his effectiveness, his outcomes and the fulfilment of his potential. It is also clear that without self-awareness of the reality of one’s learning condition, one’s strengths and weaknesses in acquiring, processing and delivering, and without a clear strategy for how this is to be addressed, the failures of the past are doomed to repeat as the chances of sustained success are open to chance.

A boy must know himself, his character strengths and weaknesses, his learning strengths and weaknesses. He must also now the landscape in which he operates, as much as he must know the elements that will be asked of him, whether in a test, or by an opposition in a Saturday fixture, or too, the qualities of those around him who can potentially assist his progress in whatever ‘battle’ he might be engaged – in the classroom, the exam hall, the sporting field. With the end-of-semester examination period approaching, or simply because another day is passing by, it would make sense that the wise student and the wise parent gave thought to this perspective.

Kind regards


William Doherty
Acting Headmaster
 

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

Value

There’s an old wives tale about an artist who was holding an exhibition in a well-known gallery.

Heaven knows why something that’s hard to believe should be called an ‘old wives tale.’ My experience suggests that older people can be candid with the truth. Good luck to them. There are times when everyone can benefit from a few blunt words. May we all reach that dignified maturity where we no longer have to need to care what other people think of us or our clothes or our taste in wallpaper.

Anyway, the artist in the story asked the gallery owner how sales were going.
Well,’ said the owner, ‘one buyer came in and asked if the value of your work would increase once you had died.'
‘That’s interesting. What did you say?’
‘I replied that I could guarantee the prices would skyrocket after your death.’
‘Golly.’
‘So he bought twenty paintings right off the wall.’
‘That’s fantastic,’ replied the painter.
‘Well, yes and no,’ shrugged the owner.
‘What do you mean?’
‘The buyer was your doctor.’
This week at St Kevin’s, onlookers could enjoy the annual spectacle of artists dropping off their works for the art show that opens on Friday and continues all weekend. The life of Heyington continued to swirl around the arrivals. A swimming class from Glendalough would pass in one direction while science students from Year 8 will head in the other direction towards the labs. People bearing canvasses had to become skilled at negotiating the daily foot traffic of such a busy school.

In a way, this small scene celebrates something I have always enjoyed about art. When the show opens, it’s great to see the way in which people make choices about what pieces they might consider buying. To own a work of art is a significant commitment because, unlike what happens in so many other situations, you are choosing to live with a single image for a long time.

Art has an ability to stop the traffic of your life and draw life in a deep way from a single scene or moment. There are wonderful pictures that simply show the play of light between an apple and a plate. Yet they put the orderly chaos of daily life on hold. If it’s possible for an apple to embody so much life, what does that say about the dozens of interactions we take part in every day? That is why I like seeing our boys having to stop for a moment while an artist brings in a painting. You can bet that the artist has invested a long time in the depiction of a single moment. There is a connection between a busy life and a still life. You can’t have one without the other.

This brings us back to the story of the artist confronted with the fact that his or her pictures were going to increase in value after he or she had died. The way we assign value to things is sad. I, for one, can’t figure out the whole pantomime of smoke and mirrors we call the real estate market. I was bamboozled to see that someone this week has paid $179 million for a painting by Picasso. That is more than some people spend on lunch in an entire week. Indeed, Picasso, a wonderful artist, always seems to bring out bizarre stories about art and money. Some people may have followed the recent story of Pierre Le Guennec, Picasso’s handyman, who was found with a box of 271 works by the famous artist. For 40 years, he had kept them in his garage and claimed that they had been given to him over the years, partly because the artist would otherwise have thrown them out. They were scrap paper to Picasso and worth a fortune to everyone else. It’s hard to figure. There’s stuff in my garage which isn’t worth half as much.

The idea of value is at the heart of our celebration on Sunday of the great feast of Pentecost. At Pentecost, we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit, first to the friends of Jesus but also to all of us whoever or wherever we might be. The Holy Spirit is the force for freedom in every life. The Spirit frees us from setting too low a value on ourselves. Remember the story of the disciples who were so crushed and frightened that they could scarcely leave the room in which they were cowering? The spirit put a spring in their step. It gave them confidence to say what they wanted to say and to truly be themselves.

By the same token, the spirit frees us from setting too high a value on ourselves. We all know that narcissism and self-infatuation are terrible prisons. The spirit calls us to have a good look in the mirror but not as if we were admiring a perfect work of art. We should look at ourselves with the same kind of wise love with which God looks at us and sees past our make-up and defences. The spirit doesn’t need us to die to know what we are worth. The spirit calls us to live. The Spirit has been round a long time too and can be as blunt or as sharp with the truth as we need.
Mr Michael McGirr
Dean of Faith and Mission
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Fullness Of Life

This week at St Kevin’s College...

  • The Art Show was held in the Smith Hall.
  • The Class of 2014 had a reunion in the Pavillion.
  • Heyington and Waterford students completed teacher feedback surveys.
  • A representative from Monash Engineering gave a presentation for Year 12 students.
  • The Years 7-9 SKC/LMH Musical, ‘Hairspray’, had four performances at Waterford.
  • The Year 6 Swimming Program continued in the Wilding Centre pool.
  • The Senior Concert Band had a workshop with Brighton Grammar School.
  • There was an Information Evening for the 2016 US Science Tour at Boyd Egan.
  • Students in Years 3 and 4 had Author in Residence Jane Godwin.
  • The Father’s Association met.
  • ‘Grease’ the Korowa and SKC Musical had performances at Korowa.
  • Senior Waterford staff attended the Ground-breaking Ceremony of MITS (Melbourne Indigenous Transition School)
  • New staff at Heyington had a meeting.
  • Year 5 students participated in a diving incursion.
  • The Solo Concert took place.
  • Waterford students participated in a row-a-thon for Very Special Kids.
  • The Curriculum Committee met in the Agora.
  • The Rostrevor Exchange took place in Adelaide.
  • Year 12 students attended excursions for Economics and English.
  • Year 4 students attended camp at Anglesea.
  • Mr Doherty appointed William Lewis as the second trimester Year 9 Captain.
  • Mr Hetchler accompanied Kenny students assisting with the serving of breakfast at St Mary’s House of Welcome in Fitzroy.
  • Kearney boys and Ms Dobson participated in the St Ignatius Refugee Tutoring Program in Richmond.
  • Rahill students, accompanied by Mr Odachowski and Ms Roland, assisted pupils in the Fitzroy Tutoring Program.
  • Mr Honeywood and Purton students assisted at the community group PACSEL in Richmond.
  • James Daly and Kate Carmen accompanied selected Year 6 students on the Lombadina Exchange to Northern Western Australia.
  • Year 10 students continued community service placement throughout Melbourne.
  • Telstra Corporate Communications executive, sports personality and old boy, Mr Michael Zappone, addressed the Year 12 cohort as part of the Guest Speakers’ Program.
  • Friday morning Eucharist was celebrated in the Chapel of St Kevin.
  • Staff attended in services on mental health and wellbeing of young people.
  • APS Winter Sports took place.
Mr Nick Clark
Dean of Student Wellbeing
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Omnia


Dominic Oswald
Year 7

For his positive attitude and support of others during co-curricular sport.

Thomas Gilbert
Year 8

For his outstanding fundraising for the Founder's Day Walkathon.

Benjamin Jackson
Year 9
For returning lost gift cards found on campus to Waterford reception.

Matthew Anghie
Cusack
For his excellent contribution serving on the Year 12 Formal Committee this year.

 Lachlan Clark
Kearney

For his excellent contribution serving on the Year 12 Formal Committee this year.

Jacob Lay
Kenny

For his excellent contribution serving on the Year 12 Formal Committee this year.

 Fletcher Hamilton
McCarthy
For his excellent contribution serving on the Year 12 Formal Committee this year.

Lachlan Fitzgerald
Purton

For his excellent contribution serving on the Year 12 Formal Committee this year.

Darcy Smith
Rahill

For his excellent contribution serving on the Year 12 Formal Committee this year.
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Calendar Dates

MAY
 
Friday 22
Art Show Opening Night
Korowa / SKC Musical
Year 4A & 4B Camp ends
Solo Concert
Rostrevor Exchange

7.30 pm

3.30pm

Korowa Anglican Girls’ School

C308
       
Saturday 23
APS Sport
Korowa / SKC Musical
Rostrevor Exchange
Cathedral Choir Scholarship Auditions
Art Show

7.30 pm


10.00am - 6.00pm

Korowa Anglican Girls’ School


Smith Hall

     
Sunday 24
Djarindjin Lombadina Exchange begins
Art Show

10.00am - 4.00pm

Smith Hall
 


Monday 25
Art Show
Art Show Artists' Night
Autumn Concert
10.00am - 3.00pm
7.30pm
7.45pm
Smith Hall
Smith Hall
Deakin Edge
       
Tuesday 26
Solo Concert
Art Show Dismantling, Fathers' Association
SKOCA Meeting
3.30pm
6.00pm
6.00pm
C308

Deakin Edge
 


Wednesday 27



 


Thursday 28
Years 10 - 11 Examinations
Glendalough Music Camp


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

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Year Level Parents' Events

Year 8

Cocktail Party (please also see attached flyer for your fridge!) 

Date:     Saturday, 30 May 2015
Venue: Marquee Room, Amora Hotel Riverwalk 
  649 Bridge Road, Richmond 
Time:  7.30 - 10.30 pm 
Price:  $47 per person, includes delicious finger food and complimentary drinks (beer, wine and soft drink) for the duration of the evening 
RSVP:  Monday 25 May, via Trybooking: www.trybooking.com/132730

Please direct any enquiries to the Class reps listed below:

  • Sabrina Davies on 0408 519 664 
  • Lou Bilston on 0416 077 157 
  • Nicole Avery on 0409 015 170
  • Georgina Hawthorne on 0419 376 477

Year 9

Attention Year 9 families! Please – Save the Date!

Term 2

Morning Coffee
 
Date:
Friday, 22 May 2015
Venue:
Blood Orange Cafe
659 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East
Time:                                          
9.00 am - 12.00 pm 
Email your interest to Jane James (janejames8@bigpond.com)

Informal Parents Wine Bar Evening
Date:
Thursday, 11 June 2015
Venue/Booking details:
TBA

Term 3

Combined Parents' Association Cocktail Party
Date:
Saturday, 25 July 2015 
Venue/Booking details:
TBA         

Term 4

Parent Function during the Year 9 Social @ Waterford 
Date:
Thursday, 29 October 2015
Venue/Booking details"    
TBA

Please click here to download a flyer for the fridge.
 
Please note that for 2015, RSVP dates will be strictly enforced. It has necessitated as a matter of professional courtesy and etiquette to be accommodating with the Venues and/or the Catering group who are providing the SKC community with their fine level of service for an event. This also includes year level functions whether hosted at a venue, or at a private home. 
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Productions

Grease

Students from St Kevin’s have been rehearsing all year for the Korowa Year 10-12 musical Grease.

The ever-popular musical is all about Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers.

The costumes, sets and choreography will evoke the look and sound of the 1950’s in this rollicking musical.  Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining On Prom Night” and “You’re the One That I Want.” The score recalls the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.

Bookings are now open for Grease, and tickets are sure to sell quickly.

  Years 10-12 Korowa/SKC Musical: Grease
7.30pm 20, 21, 22, 23 May
Beatrice K Guyett Assembly Hall, Korowa Anglican Girls’ School, Glen Iris
Adults $25; Concession $17; Family prices available – see booking link
Bookings:http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=129685
Mr Simon Parris
TIC Productions
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Introduction to Cycling

An introductory training session will be held on Sunday 24 May at the Hawthorn Velodrome.

Juniors:
Years 6 - 8 9.00 am to 10.00 am
Seniors:
Years 9 -12  10.00 am to 12.00 noon 

Senior riders will be riding to and from the ‘tear drop’ on Kew Blvd via bike track and some roads.

For those attending, please hand in the permission slip to the Kearney office or email Mr Peter Mitchell mitchellp@stkevins.vic.edu.au
 Mr Peter Mitchell
TIC Cycling
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Old Collegians

69th Annual Dinner

St Kevin's College Old Collegians' Association extends an invitation to all Old Kevinians to attend the 69th Annual Dinner, to be held at 7.00pm on Friday, 12 June at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club. 

Mr John Olle (SKC 1972) will be the guest speaker on the night. After completing his Law/Economics degree at Monash University, he was a barrister for 25 years, practicing in County Court criminal defence and Coroners Court inquests. He was appointed a Coroner in 2008, which carries the responsibility of investigating a wide range of reportable deaths. Never shy from a comment or a controversy, John will regale us with interesting stories and insight.

To book tickets, please go to www.trybooking.com/HHMA. Further details can be found here.

 Mr Kevin Culliver
Executive Officer, Old Collegians
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Rugby

Family and friends of St Kevin's Rugby are invited to attend the 2015 SKC Rugby President's Lunch. Please click here to download a flyer for the event.
 
 Mr Kevin Culliver
Teacher in Charge, Rugby
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Fathers' Association Dinner

We would like to invite all dads/male mentors to our second dinner for 2015.

Date:
Tuesday, 16 June
Venue:
Amora Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond 
Time:
7:00pm pre dinner drinks, 7:30pm start 
Cost:  $50 per person - Two course meal and beverages 
RSVP:
12 noon Monday 15 June by clicking here to access our secure online payment system.

Please note we will not except any bookings after this time.

Special Guest Speaker: Lewis Martin

Lewis Martin, (Father of Joseph, Year 8) Seven Melbourne Managing Director since 2008, has been centrally involved in the negotiations in broadcast rights for Australia's biggest sports: AFL, horse racing, tennis and a host of others. For over 20 years Lewis has represented Seven's commercial interests, including a leading role in the high profile signing of some of the biggest names in AFL and sports broadcasting. In the ever-changing media business, he will provide unique insights into television and sport broadcasting, along with some interesting analysis into our own viewing habits and those of our sons.

We are extremely fortunate to have Lewis as our guest speaker for the evening. There will also be an opportunity for an informal Q&A session.

These dinners are a great opportunity to meet and socialise with other St. Kevin's dads.

All are welcome. 
 Mr Evan Raptis
President, Fathers' Association
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Combined Parents' Association

An Evening of Elegance

The St Kevin's College Combined Parents' Association Cocktail Party
Date:
Saturday, 25 July
Venue:
The Ballroom, Park Hyatt Melbourne

Invitations coming next week. Make sure you book early as numbers are strictly limited.

Kind Regards,

Evan Raptis – SKC Fathers’ Association President
evanraptis@hotmail.com

Molly Birch – Senior Mothers’ Association President
mollybirch214@gmail.com

Claire Whitbread – Glendalough Mothers’ Association President
Claire.whitbread@me.com
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Glendalough Mothers' Association

Please click here to download a flyer for the event.

 
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Zimele

 
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Lost Property at Heyington

Heyington Reception is holding a great deal of unnamed lost property. Items include 5 pairs of prescription glasses, 6 mens/boys watches, footy boots, spikes and 10 pairs of school shoes. St Kevin’s Reception returns all named items to students. Please encourage your son to visit Reception to claim lost items. 
 Heyington Reception
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Outdoor Education

All St Kevin's parents are encouraged to visit the new Outdoor Education page 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 howardd@stkevins.vic.edu.au for any further enquiries.
Mr David Howard 
Head of Outdoor Education
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Sport 

Co-curricular Summer Sports

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

Please click here to view last weekend's APS Sport Results

Please click here to view this weekend's APS Sport Fixtures

Mr Luke Travers
Dean of Sport
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Careers

Thank you to all the Year 10 students and parents who have taken the opportunity to book a Careers Appointment thus far this term. As we are now half way through the term, this is a timely reminder to all Year 10 families to do so. Please remember that to log into our booking system, it is the student username and password which is required.

Parents endeavouring to log in with their own Gmail account details will receive error messages. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for discussing with their parents when they are available to come to school and then book the appointments accordingly. ALL Year 10 students are requested to have a Careers Appointment THIS term in preparation for VCE subject selection in Term 3. Please double check the student has accepted his confirmation email and also the actual date/time of the appointment. It is also worth checking that the student has his time zone correct on the iPad to avoid confusion in this regard.

Following a successful UMAT Information Session yesterday after school we hope students interested in Medicine are well prepared for this important test in July. An important part of determining appropriate pathways is researching all opportunities available and what the requirements are for eligibility. All Year 12 students are encouraged to make sure they are aware of any prerequisites for courses of interest and any additional requirements which may include tests (such as the UMAT), interviews, folios, online applications and auditions. Some requirements are due to be completed prior to tertiary preference submission in September. Some requirements, such as interviews, may be during November so students should be aware that there could be conflicts with their plans to go away immediately following VCE exams.

Any students wishing to undertake Work Experience in the mid-year break MUST see Ms O’Sullivan prior to the end of Week 6 THIS term if they have not already done so.

Items of note in the Careers News this week include:

  • Education USA General Advising Session for Undergraduate Studies
  • National Youth Science Forum 2016
  • The Year 8 ChallENGe
  • Careers in Journalism
  • Careers in Sports Medicine
  • So You Want To Study Architecture?
  • Folio Preparation Courses
  • News From Victoria University: Be You at VU; Law at Victoria University
  • News From La Trobe University
  • Swinburne University Information Nights
  • Universities in Western Australia
  • UNSW Co-Op Program
  • Nursing and/or Midwifery Undergraduate Degree Courses in Victoria
  • Environmental and Marine Careers Expo
  • Defence Force Recruiting
  • Keeper/Vet For A Day
  • Access Education 2015 Mid-Year Lecture Program
Please see the Career News for more details. 
Mrs O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White
The Careers Department
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Music

Autumn Concert at Deakin Edge

Next Monday, 25 May, the senior ensembles will present a concert in the wonderful acoustics of Deakin Edge, Federation Square. The groups performing are the Senior Concert Band, Senior Choir (including the Vocal Ensemble), Symphony Orchestra (including Chamber Strings) and Big Band 1. Each ensemble will have a short rehearsal in the venue on the afternoon of the concert. The times for these are in the letter, which can be found here.

The concert is a free event and commences at 7.45pm.

Senior Music Camp

A non-residential music rehearsal camp is being held for the Senior Concert Band and Symphony Orchestra on the final weekend of the next term holidays. Based at the Victor McMahon Music Centre and Boyd Egan Hall, the intensive rehearsals will take place on 11 and 12 July. More information about this weekend can be found here.

Remaining Music Dates Term II

Term II is always a busy one for musicians. Please take note of these dates:

Fri 22 - Sun 24 May
Art Show performances   
Fri 22 May
Solo Concert
3.30 pm, C308
Mon 25 May
Autumn Concert
7.45 pm, Deakin Edge
Tues 26 May
Solo Concert
3.30 pm, C308
Thurs 28 - Sat 30 May
Glendalough Music Camp
 
Wed 10 June
Glendalough Winter Ensemble Concert  7.00 pm, Boyd Egan Hall
Mon 15 June
Guitar Concert
7.30 pm, McMahon Music Centre
Mon 15 June
Music Association Meeting
7.45 pm, C308
Tues 16 June
Piano Evening and Percussion Concert  7.30 pm, McMahon Music Centre &
Boyd Egan Hall
Sat 11 - Sun 12 July
Senior Music Camp
(Senior Concert Band and Symphony Orchestra)
McMahon Music Centre

Music Office – C305

Mrs Beth Little 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 or at Lunchtime.
 Mr Simon Parris
Head of Music
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French Exchange Programme

To all our generous St Kevin's French Exchange Programme host families, an information meeting will take place on Tuesday 26 May at 7.30 pm in the Brandon Room (Staff Common room, Heyington campus). Students are welcome to attend this meeting.

Madame Nadia Cullen
Head of Languages
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Swap Shop 

The next Swap Shop will be held on Thursday, 18 June from 2.00pm - 5.00pm at the Waterford Campus, Darlington Parade, Richmond.

We are always looking for uniform items to sell, so if any families have uniforms that they no longer require then please send them to us. Please click on the following page to see all the requirements - (click here)

Please contact Christine Quirk on 0403 338 765 if you require any further information.

Mrs Christine Quirk
Swap Shop Co-ordinator
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