Senior School Newsletter


 24 July 2014, Volume 65 No. 19

Regular Notices

Other Notices

From the Headmaster

R.I.P.
Ms Jan Creber, member of Glendalough staff
Mr Michael Filippone, father of Jacques (SKC 09), Tristan (SKC 13), Brayden (Year 10) 


Dear Parents

We remembered on Assembly, those who lost their lives in the tragedy in the Ukraine. We particularly prayed for Sr Philomene Tiernan RSCJ who is mourned by the Sacré Coeur community.

The Waterford lads have departed. For those not already in ‘the know’ this means RICE 2014 has begun. Our boys are now spread across our country, facing physical challenges, learning about our magnificent landscape, indigenous history and developing their character, resilience and knowledge. They will also know a great deal more about the exceptional and generous SKC staff who are walking, paddling, sailing and climbing alongside them and their expert instructors. RICE is one of the key elements of our Year 9 program and often the stories of this time together not only form the basis of legend and learning in the given year but are recounted at Valedictory and Old Collegians events long after graduation.

Boys are in Queensland, Northern Territory, New South Wales and Tasmania. They are in the tropics, atop alpine tracks and on the sea. Keep all in your prayers as they complete the program across the next fortnight.

On Heyington Assembly, I spoke of family. Part of the story was based on my own family as a way of leading into asking boys to consider how St Kevin’s needs to behave if we are to express in behaviour and actions rather than simply words, that SKC is family-like. I asked that boys and staff, in our relationships, offer praise to one another when due rather than be mute. I suggested we forgive someone after stumbling, showing their foibles and faults. It was emphasised that when there is sadness, then as family we need to create a circle of support and when there might be challenge from beyond, fair or unfair, then we listen to our own and offer support not criticism or carping. Generosity and truthfulness need to be the hallmarks of our St Kevin’s family.

At the same Assembly, our College Captain gave a clever and insightful oration on the part of music in our lives and Mr Jones announced the winners of the Headmaster’s Essay Competition. The Director of Studies then read Tom Bailey’s winning entry (Senior Section Years 10-12). All four winners are published later in this Newsletter. They display agile and imaginative minds.

The second part of the McMahon opening occurred last Friday when we involved all the boys of Glendalough. After the boys gathered in Boyd Egan Hall, they were told something of the history of the site on which our new building stands and of the man, Victor McMahon, before moving off to five locations in the McMahon Centre. There they conducted prayer, heard a musical performance by a senior boy and heard from one of our architects from Baldasso Cortese, something about the design and construction of the space they were occupying. It was quite a success! I have been asked when it might be possible for families to view the Victor McMahon Music Centre prior to an Open Day. If any member of the community wishes to join us for a look through, please meet in Boyd Egan Hall between 5.00pm and 6.00pm on Thursday 31 July, immediately prior to the Foundation Music Soiree. Those attending the Soiree will also have the opportunity to view the McMahon Centre.


Kind regards

Stephen F Russell
Headmaster


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

Songs of Freedom

There was much to relish about the opening last Thursday of the Victor McMahon Music Centre. One or two of our old hands reminisced in private about bygone days at St Kevin’s when music was limited to a cranky piano, an eccentric record player and a couple of brothers who were both cranky and eccentric. They were relieved to see such a total change of attitude within the school community. Here was a place in which music could be celebrated and musicians could be taken seriously.

In many ways, the opening did bring to mind the growth that takes place over time. Victor McMahon himself was a member of our first group, the class of 1918, and it was good to recognise his unique contribution to the growth of Australian culture. His renowned setting of ‘Advance Australia Fair’ is inscribed on the walls of the stairwell. At the opening, three extremely talented musicians, Joshua Park, Joseph Kelly and Sonny Li, brought to life a Mendelssohn piano trio from 1839, a piece older than their great, great, great grandparents. The centre also includes a superb oratory dedicated to our patron, St Kevin. It celebrates our living connection to an ancient time and place.

There is a lot of freedom to be found in an appreciation of history. I was reminded of this yet again during the recent pilgrimage of the Zimele group in East Africa. During the trip, we were able to visit Sinon College, a ministry of the Christian Brothers in Arusha in northern Tanzania. Matthew Pitcher, one of our young former students, has been working here for the past three months as a volunteer teaching English.

During morning tea, an event remarkably similar to morning tea in school staff rooms all over the world, I got chatting with Mr Naiman Solomon Kiyan. We had a memorable conversation. When he heard I was from St Kevin’s his face lit up.

‘Oh,’ he said, ‘you paid for my education through this school’.

It is certainly true that St Kevin’s has made a most significant contribution to Sinon College over the years. We can be quietly proud of this. Thanks to such support, Naiman not only completed his secondary schooling at Sinon in 2008 but was also able to continue to teachers’ college. He has been working at Sinon since 2012. His great love is history.

‘Why is history so important ?’ I asked, perhaps impertinently.

‘Well, knowing history helps us on the path to liberation'.

I was surprised by his answer and wanted to know more. Naiman explained that studying history means learning from both the positive and negative experience of the human race over many generations. As an example, he started to talk about the Tanzania his parents knew, a society divided by tribalism and living in bondage to all kinds of superstitions. Many of those challenges remain but there has been significant change.

‘It wasn’t so long ago in this country that twins were seen as a curse. People used to cast them away and neglect them. Because of a lack of education, many innocent people died. The same thing happened with disabled children. They thought such children were marked by Satan and cast them away. There were truly shocking practices of witchcraft which sometimes even involved the mutilation of the disabled. If you have an appreciation of history, you can see the human race gradually moving beyond such beliefs'.

Naiman is quick to point out that there are plenty of struggles still remaining. He is especially concerned about the plight of the so-called albinos in Tanzania, people who are so badly treated they are often unable to leave the confines of home and so remain invisible.

Interestingly, Naiman has thought about the deep connections between his traditional Maasai culture and the spirituality of Edmund Rice.

‘Maasai people tend not to be as nomadic now as perhaps once we were in the literal sense. Most of us have a settled life of some kind or other. But I like to think we are still nomadic in that we have an openness and a tolerance of others. We don’t live behind walls. In a way, Maasai don’t go from place to place to find food and water for our cattle but I hope we move to find people. This is what Edmund Rice was on about when he went out to the streets to find children who were vulnerable and try to help them'.

‘Edmund Rice was a true Maasai,’ Naiman laughs. This might come as news to the Irish, but I knew what he meant.

Above all, Naiman speaks with conviction about being a Christian in a country where religion is a multi-faceted and sometimes ambiguous affair.

‘I have a Christian sense of history,’ he explains. ‘This means that every creature is born with a purpose from God and nobody should ever be cast away. Faith makes most sense to me when you believe in what God is trying to achieve in history. God is slowly calling us to life and openness. If you know history, you are less vulnerable to crazy ideas'.

Indeed, we are all called to move out of fear and into life. Perhaps once upon a time there were people who lived by the superstition that fine music for boys was not fine. There was a fear that somehow music was less manly than other things. Every community is called to grow. At the opening of the McMahon Centre we celebrated a wonderful milestone in our own growth. It is terrific that people such as Naiman remind us that we can walk with communities far away as they follow a similar journey of their own.

Share the spirit at the Zimele dinner at St Kevin’s on Saturday 23 August. To purchase your tickets please click here - http://www.trybooking.com/86901

Mr Michael McGirr
  Dean of Faith & Mission
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Fullness Of Life

This week at St Kevin’s College...

  • Year 9 students departed to venues across Australia on the RICE Program.
  • Mr Macfarlane accompanied Kenny students in assisting with serving breakfast at St Mary’s House of Welcome in Fitzroy.
  • French Touring Party from Lycee Cours Charles Orleans departed.
  • Year 10 Religious Education excursion to Mt Scopus took place.
  • Rugby Association met.
  • Years 10 and 11 students attended a Health Conference.
  • McCarthy students with Ms Phelan assisted at the community group “Good Grub”.
  • Purton House Mass was celebrated.
  • Staff/Student Debate took place.
  • Meetings were held for planning of Year 11 Christian Living Program with LMH and Korowa.
  • Year 10 students commenced Community Service for Semester 2.
  • Consultative Committee meeting was held.
  • Cusack House Mass was celebrated.
  • BBQ was held to raise money for Run Melbourne Fundraiser.
  • SKC Big Bands performed at Federation Square.
  • Year 10 students completed an Engineering Work placement.
  • Duane Awards were presented at Year Level and House Assemblies.
  • Year 12 Legal Studies students went to the Old Magistrates’ Court.
  • Year 9 Transition Evening took place.
  • Students participated in the Plain English Public Speaking Competition.
  • Year 12 Physics students went on excursion to CSIRO.
  • Ms Ritchie and Kearney students assisted with tutoring at St Ignatius in Richmond.
  • Old Collegian, Mr Brendan Murray, addressed the Year 12 cohort about his role as Executive Principal of Parkville College. a school within the Youth Justice system.
  • Yeppoon Touring Group arrived.
  • Glendalough Junior Ensembles Workshop took place.
  • Staff undertook professional development with EREA, History Teachers’ Association, French Teachers’ Association, Digital Learning, Religious Education Conference and on Classroom Observation.
Ms Janet Canny
Director of Students
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Omnia


 Jonathon Karagiannis
Year 7
For the diligent approach that he provides to all aspects of College life.

 Lachlan Balia
Year 8

For his thoughtfulness in returning the valuable belongings of another student.

Ned O’Brien 
Year 9
For his exceptional Tan run of 14.10 and his purposeful pre-Rice Camp preparation.

David Hartley
Cusack

For his consideration in returning lost property.

Damian Scollo
Kearney

  For his brilliant effort fundraising for Kearney House.

Jacob Lay
Kenny
For his excellent contribution to the recent French Exchange Program.

Edward Meehan
McCarthy
For outstanding commitment to
McCarthy House and all aspects of College life.


Sean Lyon
Purton
 For his representation of Australian youth at the UN Global Young Leaders Conference.

James Rankin
Rahill

For his excellent representation of the College during his work experience placement over the holidays.
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Calendar Dates

JULY
     
Friday 25
Year 10 Dancing Class
Year 9 RICE Program


       
Saturday 26
APS Sport
Year 9 RICE Program
Glendalough Junior Ensembles Workshop
   
       
Sunday 27
Year 9 RICE Program
   
       
Monday 28
Year 9 RICE Program
Years 10-12 McCarthy House Mass



6.45pm




Tuesday 29
Year 9 RICE Program
Years 10-12 House Winter Sport
Senior Mothers' Association Meeting
Combined Associations Function



11.30am
7.00pm
7.45pm
       
Wednesday 30
Year 9 RICE Program
Year 7 House Winter Sport
Year 8 House Winter Sport
 
 
9.00am
12.10pm
       
Thursday 31
Year 9 RICE Program
Year 10 Transition Program
Foundation Music Soiree



6.30pm
       
AUGUST
     
Friday 1
Year 10 Dancing Class
Year 11 Parent Function
Year 9 RICE Program
   
       
Saturday 2
APS Sport 
Year 9 RICE Program
Glendalough Junior Ensembles Workshop
   
 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 Foundation 

Music Soiree

 

If you would like to visit the newly opened Victor McMahon Music Centre, tours will be available between 5.00pm and 6.00pm before the Soiree commences at 6.30pm.

Please (click here) to download a copy of the St Kevin's College Foundation Music Soiree invitation.

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Headmaster's Essay Competition 

The Results 

Semester One’s Headmaster’s Essay Competition yielded a number of very impressive responses from the boys at Heyington. On Assembly this week, I was able to present the four boys who were either runners-up or winners of the two sections to the College and to Mr Russell, who furnished these fellows with their first-edition book prizes. It was an opportune time – having a captive audience – to read the winning entry in the Years 11 and 12 section, too. Congratulations to Thomas Bailey of Year 10 for his wonderfully written narrative. The four prize-winning entries are re-produced in the link provided below for your reading pleasure. Whenever such opportunities arise for the boys at St Kevin’s, do encourage your son to become involved in them. I hope you’ll enjoy the creative way in which these four boys went about responding to the war-related quotations. Please (click here) to peruse the winning entries.

Mr Gary Jones
Director of Studies
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SKC Finance Office

Important information regarding Semester Two Fees

Invoices for Semester Two fees have been mailed out to families and will be due and payable by next Thursday 31 July 2014.

If you currently have a monthly payment plan in place, when you receive your Semester Two fee account, please check that your current payments will ensure the balance is cleared by Friday 31 October 2014.


Please contact Mrs Bev Phillips, Accounts Officer phillipsb@stkevins.vic.edu.au or phone 9832 4919 if you have any further enquiries regarding fee accounts. 

Education Maintenance Allowance 2014 - Instalment Two

The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is provided to assist eligible families with the costs associated with the education of their children.

Parents and guardians may be eligible for the EMA if they have a valid Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.

The second instalment of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) payment is due to be paid from mid-August onwards for parents/guardians who chose the ‘direct deposit’ or ‘pay direct to school’ payment option on their application form.

Please (click here) for the link to the EMA website for more information.

Closing date for parents’ applications – Thursday 31 July. Bev Phillips can be contacted on 9822 0911 or email phillipsb@stkevins.vic.edu.au

Parents and guardians who lodged an EMA application at the beginning of the year do not need to lodge another EMA application to receive the second instalment EMA payment.

Mr Ross Corstorphin
Finance Manager
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Old Collegians' Association

 

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.

Recording of Occupations

During 2013 the Old Collegians' Association ran several cocktail evenings for specific occupation groups and we intend to do the same in 2014. The nights were a great success, with many a story and business network cemented in the common experience of being a Kevinian.

The St Kevin's Old Collegians' data base needs to have a record of the occupations so that invitations can be sent to the correct people. We are very keen for all Kevinians to nominate their occupation but specifically this year we would like to hear from all of those of the Noble Profession (education). 

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

Mr Kevin Culliver
Executive Officer SKOCA
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Careers

Tonight I am looking forward to outlining the Year 9 Transition Program to parents at Waterford. We will be at Waterford on August 4, 8 and 13 spending time with the Year 9 students, providing them with the opportunity to sit a personality test, the results of which can be used to inform Year 10 elective choices and will be used as a helpful guide to us of student strengths and weaknesses. Students will also learn about the subject selection process for Year 10 and be given preliminary advice for VCE subject selection considerations. We enjoy spending this time with Year 9 students who become familiar with our faces, and how we can support them when they return to Heyington for Year 10.

Year 12 students have received an email outlining the time frame for booking Careers appointments this term. The VTAC application process is not open until Monday August 4. From this day, we will only be seeing Year 12 students. Bookings will be open from the Monday prior and Year 12 students are asked to go online as soon as possible on Monday July 28 to ensure securing an appointment at a convenient time. Parents are very welcome to attend the interviews (subject to their son’s wishes) this term, as in many cases we will be commencing the application process and outlining any additional requirements.

Year 10 parents and students are reminded of the Year 10 VCE Information Evening on Monday August 4 at which the VCE subject selection process will be outlined and subject selection forms available.

Items of note in the Careers News this week include:

  • Year 12s Applying for Courses in 2015
  • Open Days
  • How to get the most out of Open Day visits
  • The Melbourne Careers Expo
  • ACU Early Achievers’ Program
  • Monash University News: Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science; Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Update; New Diploma of Higher Education Studies; New Bachelor of Global Studies – Information Session; Multiple Mini Interviews; Destination Monash; New Course in 2015 – Two Year Bachelor of International Business; The New Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Degree – Available from 1 January 2015
  • RMIT Nuclear Medicine Laboratory Visits
  • Are there still jobs in Journalism?
  • What about Surveying?
  • Deakin University News: Bachelor of Design Technology; Bachelor of Planning Honours; Nursing and Midwifery Information Session
  • Flinders University Bachelor of Medical Science (Vision Science)/Master of Optometry
  • Australian Government New Colombo Plan

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 site and show you around. We are currently uploading all Year 10 'Camino' information. Year 7, 8, 9, and selected Year 11 information will follow shortly. I encourage you to email the department as the first line of communication as we are not in the office often enough to respond to your phone calls. Please email Cameron Barry barryc@stkevins.vic.edu.au.
Mr Cameron Barry 
Head of Outdoor Education
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Sport 

Co-curricular Winter 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.

Sports Achievers - Winter 2014

The following St Kevin’s College students have been successful in making representative teams in their respective sports:

Matthew Owies: Matthew of Year 11 recently Captained the Victorian U-18 basketball team. His performances with this team has resulted in his selection in the Australian U-18 Basketball team which will tour overseas in July and August.

Sione Tuipoluto: Sione of Year 12 was outstanding as a number 12 at the recently conducted National Schools Rugby Union Championships for the Victorian team. His performances resulted in his selection in the Australian Schoolboys team that will play several matches in the next holiday period.

Nicholas Hallam: Nick of Year 10 is currently competing in the Australian underage Water Polo team in New Zealand.

Josh Collins (Year 8), Paris Street (Year 9) and Chris Hibbert (Year 11) all performed with distinction at the Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships at Bundoora Park. Their runs in the Championship races have earned them Victorian team membership at the National Titles later in the year.

Our College Diving is dominant in various competitions and so it is no surprise that we have a large contingent in the Victorian team for the National Championships. The following have been selected:-
Scotia Mullin- Australian All Schools Victorian Team Captain.
Patrick Dempsey- 16 years springboard, Team Event
Harry Parncutt- 16 years springboard, 15/16 years synchronised, Team Event
Oscar Goodman- 16 years springboard, 15/16 years synchronised, Team Event
Nathan Shannan- 15 years springboard, 13/14 boys synchronised, Team Event
Peter Goff- 14 years springboard, 13/14 boys synchronised, Team Event
Luke Shannan- 14 years springboard, 13/14 boys synchronised, Team Event
Ethan Delany- 13/14 years platform, 13 years springboard, Team Event.

St Kevin’s Rugby has always been a strong performer in VSRU competition and hence provides a large number of representatives in the Victorian School Rugby Union team. The following have or will represent this State this year:-
Graig Semisi, William Coten – Victorian Schools U-18 No 1 team
Zach Morse, Clarke Stewart, Nicholas Munyao – Victorian Schools U-18 No 2 team
Jordan Uelese, Dylan Faamausili - Victorian Gold Cup U-17 team
Bradley Jacka, Darcy Jowett, - Victorian Schools U-17 team
Tom Deering, Vincent Wilson – Victorian Schools U-16 team
Antony Faamausili, Harry Jennings – Victorian Gold Cup U-15 team
Zachariah Sheridan, Daniel Deakin, Samuel Hill, Luca Zudich – Victorian Schools U-14 team

The Commonwealth Games will see two former students compete in Athletics: Alexander Rowe (2010) 800m and Stephen Cain (2002) Decathlon. Over the weekend, Alex made the headlines in the press with his performance in the Diamond League 800m event at Monaco. His time of 1:44.40 equalled the Australian record for the event. The record was set by Ralph Doubell in winning the 1968 Olympic Gold medal at Mexico City and at 46 years is the oldest Australian Track and Field record.

Mr Luke Travers
Dean of Sport
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SKC Cross Country Association

Cross Country Presentation Evening - Book Now!

St. Kevin's Cross Country team extends a warm invite to all athletes and their families to attend the season ending Presentation Evening. This is a wonderful celebration of our boys' enjoyment in the sport.

Date:
Sunday 3 August
Venue:
Pavilion - St Kevin's, Heyington
Time:
6.30pm
Bookings:
TryBooking - (click here)
It is a requirement that all boys must wear their full school uniform. All athletes are expected to attend with their parents.
Mr Brosie McCann
TIC SKC Cross Country 
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SKC Basketball Association

Basketball Presentation Evening - Book Now!

St Kevin's Basketball Association extends a warm invite to all players, family and friends to attend the annual Basketball Presentation Evening. This is a very popular evening and places sell fast. So book now!
Date:
Wednesday 6 August 
Venue:
Smith Hall 
Time:
6.45pm for 7.00pm start  
Cost:
Students: $25 Adults: $35. No Cash or cheques please.
Including a two course buffet, soft drinks provided for students. BYO glassware, beverages & pre-dinner snacks. 
Bookings:
TryBooking - (click here)

Any further enquiries email: skcbball2011@gmail.com or contact Sue O’Shea 0417 305 903. Download a copy of your invitation for the fridge door - (click here).

It is a requirement that all boys must wear their full school uniform. All players are expected to attend with parents. Please don't forget to bring some money on the night for the Raffle and Silent Auction.

Photographs for Presentation Evening

A fabulous photo presentation is part of the evening's entertainment. There are only a few more weeks to take photos of your son’s team and send them in JPEG format to your Year Level Representative. Year 7 photographs are to be sent to Allison Hart. Please refer to the SKC website - http://stkevins.vic.edu.au/co-curricular/sport/basketball/basketball.htm
Mrs Sue O'Shea
SKC Basketball Association
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SKC Soccer Association

Soccer Presentation Evening - Book Now!

St Kevin's Soccer Association extends a warm invite to all players, family and friends to attend the annual Soccer Presentation Evening. All players are expected to attend with parents.
Date: 
Saturday 9 August 
Venue: 
Smith Hall
Time:
6.00pm for 6.30pm start
Bookings:
TryBooking - (click here)
or contact Jenny Davrain pjdavrain@bigpond.com
This is a wonderful celebration of our boys' enjoyment of the game. Seating is limited so please be sure to book early.  Please don't miss out, mark it in your diaries now! Download a copy of your invitation for the fridge door (click here). It is a requirement that all boys must wear their full school uniform.

Don't forget to send your soccer photos to Mr Nick Hale TIC Soccer - halen@stkevins.vic.edu.au or leave your CD or USB at Reception for Nick Hale to collect. A selection of photos will be included in the PowerPoint presentation during the evening.
Mr Nick Hale
TIC SKC Soccer
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SKC Hockey Association

Hockey Presentation Evening- Book Now!

St Kevin's Hockey Association extends an invitation to all players, family and friends to attend the annual Hockey Presentation Evening. All players are expected to attend with parents.

Date:
Tuesday 12 August 
Venue:
Smith Hall
Time:
7.00pm for 7.30pm start 
Bookings:
TryBooking - (click here)
RSVP:
Thursday 8 August, 4.00pm
Cost:
$30/adult, $20/student
Including a gourmet carvery with salads, desserts, tea and coffee. BYO glasses and beverages
Futher enquiries to Mr Ashley Foley (TIC) - foleya@stkevins.vic.edu.au

This is a wonderful celebration of our boys' enjoyment of the game. Seating is limited so please be sure to book early. Please don't miss out, mark it in your diaries now! Download a copy of your invitation for the fridge door (click here). It is a requirement that all boys must wear their full school uniform.

Mr Ashley Foley
TIC SKC Hockey
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SKC Rugby Association

Rugby Presentation Evening - Book Now!

St Kevin's Rugby Association extends an invitation to all players, family and friends to attend the annual Rugby Presentation Evening. All players are expected to attend with parents.

Date:
Friday 15 August  
Venue:
Smith Hall
Time:
7.30pm
Bookings:
TryBooking - (click here)
Cost:
$30 per person
It is a requirement that all boys must wear their full school uniform.

Mr Kevin Culliver
TIC SKC Rugby
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SKC Football Association

Football Presentation Evening- Book Now!

St Kevin's Football Association cordially invites students, family and friends to attend the annual Football Presentation Night on Saturday 16 August 2014. The night is a celebration of St Kevin’s Football and all players are expected to attend in full winter uniform with parents.

Special Guest Speaker – Scott West
Played 324 Games for the Western Bulldogs; Five Time AFL All Australian; Seven Time Western Bulldogs Best & Fairest; Twice Runner-Up Brownlow Medal 2000 & 2006 and Inducted into Australian Football Hall of Fame 2013.

Date:
Saturday 16 August 
Venue:
Smith Hall
Time:
6.00pm for 6.30pm start
Bookings:
TryBooking - (click here)
RSVP:
Friday 8 August
Cost:
$36.00/Adult, $26/Student
Including a two course buffet, soft drinks provided for students. BYO glassware and beverages.
The night is very popular and therefore we recommend you book early to ensure your attendance and avoid any disappointment. Any further enquiries please contact: Simon Olsen 0478 402 550 simon.olsen@tollgroup.com or Alan Moyle 0407 557 037 alanmoyle@hotmail.com. To download a copy of the Flyer for the fridge door - (click here).
Mr Simon Olsen
President SKC Football Association
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Interschools Snowsports Championships 2014

 

Can you Snowboard or Ski?

 
 
Would you like to try racing? Then get involved with this years Snowsports Championships!
Competence in one of these disciplines is necessary - racing experience not required.
Dates:
Cross Country
Sunday 10 August 
  Primary School Competitions  Monday 25 – Wednesday 27 August 
  Secondary School Competitions  Thursday 28 – Sunday 31 August
Venue:
Mt Buller
 
For interested families - parents please contact Chris Papadopulos via email: am.p@bigpond.net.au Download the flyer for the fridge door! - (click here). Registrations close Monday 4 August .
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Zimele

Annual Zimele Dinner - Book Now!


Date:
Saturday 23 August 
Venue:
Smith Hall
Time:
7.00pm for 7.30pm
Bookings:
TryBooking - http://www.trybooking.com/86901 (for booking tables and making small donations for the dinner) OR  http://www.trybooking.com/90930 (for larger donations and sponsorships)
Cost:
$85 per person
Contact:
Further enquiries contact Cath (0438 900 565) or Sasha (0414 581 242) 
 Please (click here) to download a copy of your invitation here.
Zimele Foundation
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SKC Aquatic Club

Junior Encouragement Meet - Swimming & Diving

Date:
Saturday 30 August 
Venue:
Wilding Centre Pool
Time:
8.00am - 10.30am
Event is open to St Kevin's students and their siblings. Please contact Swimming Meet Coordinator Michelle Pfeiffer - skacteammanager@gmail.com or Diving Meet Coordinator Elizabeth Howard - howardco@bigpond.com.au for all further enquiries. Please (click here) to download a copy of the SKAC Junior Swimming and Diving Meet Program.
Mrs Michelle Pfeiffer
SKAC Team Manager
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Music

Term III

Term III is always a busy term, with many ensembles participating in the Victorian School Music Festival (VSMF), combined events with other schools and our own concerts, including the Combined School Concert which is being held at Hamer Hall on Monday 8 September.

Combined School Concert - Monday September 8

Information about this concert is being distributed this week. Click on this link for a copy of the letter which includes details regarding ticketing. Book your tickets early to guarantee the best seats! Please (click here) to download the parent letter and rehearsal permission form.

Term III Music Dates

Download a copy of the Term 3 Music Dates - (click here).

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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Parent Functions

Year 12

Year 12 Parents' Coffee Morning
Date:
Friday 25 July 
Venue:
The Home of Maggie Burgess
8 Gordon Grove, South Yarra (off Punt Road)
Time:
9.00am
RSVP:
katrinalouiseprior@gmail.com
aweber@bigpond.net.au
mvanschoten@ozemail.com.au
Any further enquiries please contact Katrina Prior on 0414 920 756.

Year 11 

We look forward to welcoming you on Friday, August 1st, at the home of Derek & Martine Browell. Details below.

Year 11 Parents' Evening
Date:
Friday 1 August  
Venue:
Home of Derek & Martine Browell
310 Wattletree Rd, Malvern East (Cnr Westgarth & Wattletree Rds)
Time:
7.00pm - 10.30pm
Cost:
$35 per head (delicious finger food BYO beverages)
No Cash accepted on the evening. Tickets non-refundable
RSVP:
TryBooking by tomorrow, Friday 25 July, 3.00pm - (click here)
Download a copy of the invitation for the fridge door - (click here)

Any further enquiries please contact Karen Zylstra – 0417 001 842

Year 10

Year 10 Mothers' Dinner
Date:
Tuesday 19 August  
Venue:
Giorgios's Restaurant
1235 High Street, Armadale
Time:
7.00pm
Cost:
$45 per person - CASH ONLY ACCEPTED on the evening
(includes - 3 course meal, welcome drink; drinks @ bar prices thereafter, plus tea and coffee)
RSVP:
Email your reply to thegollers@bigpond.com  by Friday 15 August 8:00pm
Any further enquiries please contact Gillian Goeller - 0409 144 331

 Year 7

Year 7 Parents' Evening
Date:
Thursday 7 August 
Venue:
The Malvern, Cnr Glenferrie & Malvern Rds, Toorak  
Time:  7:00pm - 9.00pm  
Cost:
$15 per person (welcome beverage & limited finger food)
No cash accepted on the evening. Tickets are non-refundable. 
RSVP:
TryBooking (click here) by 31 July, 8.00pm
Download a copy of the invitation for the fridge door - (click here)

Further enquiries please contact: Cindy McDonald 0410 539 040 or Trish McBurnie 0404 886 576

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SKC Past Mothers' Association

Annual Luncheon - Save the Date

St Kevin's Past Mothers' Association extends a warm invite to all past mothers to attend the annual Luncheon.

Date: 
Thursday 11 September 
Venue:
The Riversdale Golf Club
Cnr Huntingdale & High Street Roads, Mount Waverley
Time:
12.00 noon
Cost:
$75.00 per person - (contact Marg Hawker for payment details)
Contact:
Mrs Marg Hawker - skc.pastmothers@gmail.com

Download a copy of the flyer for the fridge door - (click here).

Mrs Marg Hawker - President
Past Mothers' Association
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Bob Stewart 

Malvern Store Open 


 Download a copy of the Prep - Year 12 uniform requirements - (click here).

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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