Senior School Newsletter


  23 March 2017, Volume 68 No. 7

Regular Notices

Other Notices

From the Headmaster

Dear Parents

Some facts and figures as we come to the end of Summer Sport. St Kevin’s offered 18 sports options in secondary years. There are 140 teams and squads in Athletics, Cycling, Diving, Golf, Gymnastics, and Martial Arts. 101 staff are coaches or managers, and, 21 old boys are employed, as are 11 external coaches. Most of our sport is played in the APS on Saturdays. There are, of course, all the teams and staff involved in Junior APS on Wednesday afternoons, but I will leave that for another story!

We are very fortunate that the APS is such a strong association. We are even more fortunate that our Sports Office at Heyington, led by Dean of Sport, Mr Travers, and Assistant Dean, Mr O’Brien, manage to conduct all our fixture timetables and with the support of Mr Hargreaves and our TICs, do outstanding work each and every week.

Summer Sports and TICs: 
Athletics
Mr Brosie McCann
Badminton
Mr Ian Korac
Basketball
Mr Mark Langan
Cricket
Mr Nick Baff
Cycling
Mr Peter Mitchell
Diving
Ms Elizabeth Howard
Futsal
Mr Colin Macfarlane
Golf
Mrs Elizabeth Halpin
Gymnastics
Mrs Nadia Cullen
Martial Arts
Mr Terry Arai
Tennis
Mr Paul O’Brien
Touch Football
Mr Matt Senior
Volleyball
Mr Chris Dash
Table Tennis
Mr Alan Moeller
Squash
Mr Jim O’Dea
Swimming
Mr Andrew Butcher
Rowing
Mr Tom Courtney
Lawn Bowls
Mr Jim Ross

Monday evening, many of us enjoyed the Swimming and Diving APS Premiership at MSAC. Our Divers were victorious, securing the trophy for the fourth consecutive year, since Diving has been a separate competition. Our team was so well coached by our TIC, Ms Elizabeth Howard and Mr Luke Hayes. Our skipper spoke eloquently, generously and humbly in his acceptance speech. Well done Jordan Thien! Our Swimming Team, led so ably by David Schlicht, finished second, a mere 9 points behind Caulfield Grammar. Thanks to TIC Mr Andrew Butcher and Head Coach, Mr Gene Jackson and all their team for an excellent season. Our supporters in the stands were beacons of sensible, vociferous support, good manners and sportsmanlike behaviour.

Staying on the sporting theme, may I encourage students and parents to find the time to individually thank their coach/manager this season? A quiet, private and sincere appreciation makes such a difference and is, of course, simply good manners.

Speaking to Assembly, I highlighted some of the reasons we play sport at SKC. Exercise is good for us. Relationships among boys, parents and staff are enhanced and developed at sport. I am a better teacher of History and Religious Education if I know boys beyond the classroom. I also firmly believe sport is better when the coach understands the rhythm and demands of our school year. Sport does develop character as we train, play, win and lose. St Kevin’s sport also ensures our sense of identity and our community tone are enhanced. Enjoy the last round of summer secondary APS sport! The Russells will spend this Saturday alongside the rowing course at Nagambie.

Years 10 and 11 and many colleagues head out on Outdoor Education Programs next Monday. The Year 10 lads enjoy the challenge of an ‘SKC Camino’, while the Year 11 Program has boys participating in a wide range of activities, including kayaking, climbing, cycling, scuba diving, surf lifesaving, bushwalking and trekking in Nepal. Boys have been reminded that all College rules and behaviour obligations apply on camp. Indeed, it is probably even more important that good sense, following instructions and supportive behaviours feature when away on camp.

Congratulations to all involved in the Zimele Walkathon last Sunday! In the busy SKC calendar, it was heartening to know that this fine cause still attracts good support. Particular thanks to Mrs Kate Noonan for her leadership of the Walkathon Committee.

Work has commenced on the extension to the Chapel of St Kevin. We hope to be celebrating Eucharist in our refurbished Chapel in the first Friday of Term III.

Keep our Year 12 cohort in your thoughts and prayers as next week they enter the first full week of SACs and Trial Examinations.

Excellence Award 
Year 11   Nicholas Reynolds  2017 Melbourne Theatre Company Ambassador 

Headmaster’s Study Awards
Year 11
Aviation
James Lyons
First solo flight
       
  Product Design & Technology
Benedict O’Leary
 
    Oscar Sinni
 

Kind regards



Stephen F Russell

St Kevin's College will acknowledge that for many members of the school family, the College is their primary faith
community

(from the Mission Statement)
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Faith and Mission

A cough from upstairs

It is good to be reminded not only that saints are real people but that real people are saints. Many years ago, I was attending Mass at All Saints in Fitzroy, a little church where these days we gather the boys for the start of our Year 8 retreats. At the sign of peace, I turned around and the person behind me happened to be Mother Teresa, sitting with some of her sisters. She made a number of visits to them over the years. I was struck by the fact that such a towering figure was so small.

The same is true for me of Dorothy Day, the American activist for peace and justice whose legacy is still alive and well. On the day she died at the age of 83 in November 1980, I was a callow eighteen year old helping with homeless people around Fitzroy at such places as St Mary’s House of Welcome and a community called The Way. There is no shortage of stories to be shared from those colourful days. The death of Dorothy Day struck a deep nerve with all sorts of people in that neck of the woods, a good number of whom said that her inspiration had led to their commitment to sharing community with the poor. This is a different and more radical idea than simply helping the poor. Many remembered her visit to Fitzroy just a few years earlier when she, too, had prayed at All Saints. The small church is aptly named. For those people, the death of John Lennon ten days after Dorothy Day did not seem to cause as much reaction.

Lennon was a celebrity. Dorothy Day, on the other hand, gave her life to celebrating others: the poor, the voiceless, the odd, the left-out, the unlovely. She began life as a journalist and used those skills to great effect, not least in starting a newspaper called The Catholic Worker that is still being published and sold for the original price of one penny. She also wrote books and articles, always bringing an astringent wit and a resourceful spirituality to the injustices at the heart of society.

Day’s autobiography, The Long Loneliness, is a wonderful book. It got its name from an evocative phrase used by Mary Ward, the founder of the Loreto sisters. It gives the indelible impression that a significant part of Dorothy Day’s formation came through reading literature. She warmed to novelists such as Jack London and Upton Sinclair, writers who are all but forgotten now but who were prepared to ask society to look at itself. She also loved Dickens, Hugo, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, the latter fuelling her lifelong commitment to non-violence and total opposition to war. Indeed, modern educational research suggests that her experience is not unique. Fiction has been shown to help people, especially young people, develop qualities of empathy and compassion. Every time I see a class of Year 7 or 8 quietly reading in the library, I am filled with hope for the impact they will make on our hurting world. One of our challenges is to help them maintain into adulthood an appetite for mature fiction.

Needless to say, I put Dorothy Day on the kind of pedestal with which she herself would have been uncomfortable. So I was glad eventually to meet Chris. As a young man in search of something to guide his life, Chris had ended up spending time at one of the houses of hospitality in New York. The Way in Melbourne was based on the same concept. Chris was given a bed in a room directly underneath the one in which Dorothy Day slept. He said that he found it hard to get any rest because Dorothy Day coughed all night long. She had been a career smoker and by this stage her lungs were feeling the effects. Chris reminded me that we were talking about a real human with foibles and limitations. You can’t be properly human without getting on the nerves of at least someone. Dorothy Day herself said that she didn’t want to be called a saint because ‘I don’t want to be dismissed that easily.’

Dorothy Day’s life had its fair share of pain. She had an abortion as a young woman when she fell pregnant to a fellow journalist. This experience scarred her deeply. She prayed that she might become a mother but thought this might not be possible. In the 1920s, she lived with a scientist called Forster Batterham. Again she became pregnant but Batterham was not happy. He thought it was wrong to bring children into ‘such a world as we lived in’. He was also uncomfortable with Day’s re-discovery of her faith in God. So the couple split and Day brought up Tamar as a single mother. Within a few years she had met Peter Maurin, twenty years older than her and a former Christian Brother. His ideas helped her find the direction in life that ended up providing direction for countless others.

This year marks the centenary of the time in 1917 when Dorothy Day was imprisoned for social protest and joined others on a hunger strike. In The Long Loneliness, she writes about how terrified she was. She was only 20. But fear, however real, did not rule her life. As we prepare to commemorate once again in Holy Week the journey Jesus made to Calvary, we can only pray that a few twenty year olds these days will likewise be energised by the radical call of the Gospel.

Mr Michael McGirr
Dean of Faith
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Fullness of Life

  • Mr Nott and Kenny students assisted with preparing and serving breakfast at St Mary’s House of Welcome in Brunswick.
  • Work on the extension to the Chapel of St Kevin commenced.
  • College History Reading Committee met.
  • VCE Teachers met.
  • APS Swimming and Diving Competition was held at MSAC.
  • McCarthy students and Mr Cosgriff assisted with the preparation and serving of dinner at St Peter and Paul’s Parish in South Melbourne.
  • Students completed the Resilience Survey.
  • Year 10 Engineers at Work Groups met.
  • Psychology Curriculum Development took place.
  • Year 11 and 12 St Kevin’s/Sacre Coeur Play, “The Burial at Thebes” was performed over 3 nights.
  • Glendalough staff completed Professional Development in the Religious Education Framework, conducted by the CEM.
  • Years 8 and 10 Literacy and Numeracy Curriculum Development was undertaken.
  • Year 4 Parents enjoyed a social function.
  • Year 10 Careers Avenues Testing Feedback meeting took place.
  • Cusack House students, with Madame Cullen, assisted with the Breakfast Program at Trinity Primary School in Richmond.
  • All Year 10 students completed Community Service.
  • Year 11 OAP Training and Planning meetings were held.
  • Teaching and Learning Committee met.
  • Mr McGirr and Ms Smith accompanied St Vincent de Paul Students who assisted with tutoring at Edmund Rice Refugee Centre in St Albans.
  • Digital Technologies Curriculum Planning took place.
  • Year 7 Camp Information Evening was held.
  • Rugby Season Launch occurred.
  • Year 12 Music students went to the Top Acts Performances.
  • Years 13/14 students returned to the College to run workshops for Year 12 students.
  • New Years 10 and 11 students had a lunch meeting to review the term.
  • Badminton Presentation Afternoon was held.
  • Football Association met.
  • Table Tennis Presentations took place.
  • Friday morning Mass was celebrated.
  • Year 12 students were addressed by former politician and academic, Mr Rob Hulls.
  • Year 10 Dancing classes continued with LMH.
  • Rahill students with Ms McCarthy and Mr Wilson assisted refugees at the Fitzroy Reading Program.
  • Ms Power and Kearney students assisted with tutoring of refugee students at St Ignatius in Richmond.
  • Purton students were accompanied by Mr Penrose in assisting at the Police and Community Recreation Program in Richmond.
  • APS Round of Sport was conducted.
  • Head of the River took place at Nagambie.
  • Cricket Presentation Evening was held.
  • DAV Senior Public Speaking was hosted at the College.
  • Staff completed Professional Development in VIT Mentoring Program, Gifted Education, Concussion Symposium, and RMIT Careers Program. 
Ms Janet Canny
Director of Students
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Omnia


Blake Armstrong
Year 7
For his honesty when returning an extremely valuable piece of personal property.

Benjamin Eldridge
Year 8
For his welcoming and support of new members of the College community.


Samuel Kerr
 Year 9

For his consideration of others whilst on public transport.

Gilbert Battistella
Cusack

For committing time every week after school to assist a Year 7 student in the Library.

Hugh Flanagan
Kearney
For his altruism throughout Term 1.

Tyler McDonald
Kenny
For his outstanding contribution to fundraising for our House charity, St Mary’s House of Welcome.

Nicholas Nodin
McCarthy
For his successful commitment and dedication to his Aviation studies.

Giles Feltrin
Purton
For his selfless giving of time and energy to raise funds for Caritas Project Compassion.

Christian Siebel
Rahill
For generously supporting a College Tennis team at late notice.
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Calendar Dates

MARCH

Friday 24
1st XI Cricket v Caul (h)
Year 10 Dancing Class
Prep Parent Function
Years 11 and 12 Play



7.00pm

 
 
Saturday 25
APS Sport
Head of the River
Cricket Presentation Evening


 


Sunday 26
DAV Senior Public Speaking
9.00am

 


Monday 27
Years 10/11 OAP
Year 12 Trial Examinations
Years 7-9 Music Camp
SKC/Sacre Coeur Tennis Day and Luncheon
Year 11 Nepal Group 1 departs
Year 10 PACTS Evening





7.45pm





Ruby Tout Theatre




Tuesday 28
Years 10/11 OAP
Year 12 Trial Examinations
Years 7-9 Music Camp
APS v AGS Games
Foundation Annual Dinner




7.00pm




The Australian Club
 


Wednesday 29
Year 12 Trial Examinations
Years 7-9 Music Camp
Glendalough Summer Sports Photographs
Years 10/11 OAP
Year 11 Nepal Group 2 departs
Parent Enrichment Program





7.45pm





Pavilion
 


Thursday 30
Years 10/11 OAP
Year 12 Trial Examinations
Waterford Summer Activities Photographs
EREA Africa Immersion begins


 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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St Kevin's College Foundation Raffle

Bookings for the Foundation Annual Dinner 2017 have now closed. We thank all those who have supported the work of the Foundation through purchasing a dinner or raffle ticket. For those who still wish to purchase raffle tickets, the booking site will remain open until 5.00pm, Monday 27 March. To book, please go to www.trybooking. com.au/GVEC

The 2017 Raffle conducted by the Foundation hopes to raise funds to assist its bursary and scholarship program. A magnificent prize of 5 nights accommodation in Queenstown, New Zealand is available (please click here for details, also pictured below).

The raffle prize will be drawn on the evening of the dinner. Attendance at the dinner is not a requirement for the prize winner.

For more information on the work of the Foundation, please go to www.stkevins.vic.edu.au/community/foundation

 
 Mr Kevin Culliver OAM
Secretary, Foundation
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Parent Enrichment

Adult members of our community are most welcome to attend the first Parent Enrichment Program of the year. These are terrific nights which are offered free of charge to our parent community. They are well worth making time to attend.
Parent Enrichment Program
Wednesday 29 March
7.30 for 7.45pm
The College Pavilion, Heyington
Presenter: Mr Nick Clark

When to worry?

Adolescence is a time of adventure and discovery. But it is not without challenges for both young people and their parents. Tonight, Mr Nick Clark will describe some of the different paths to maturity which young people journey along. As the head of our College Counselling team, he brings enormous experience to this task.

Nick will especially talk about the issues of mental health and well-being for young people. He will address issues of resilience, identity, anxiety and independence. He will have some tips for parents who want to know the best way to support their adolescent children and, in particular, how to discern when extra help may be required.

An RSVP is by no means essential but would be appreciated for catering. Please reply to either Michael McGirr mcgirrm@stkevins.vic.edu.au or Lindy Bufardeci lindy.bufardeci@gmail.com

Future Dates For your diary

Parent Enrichment Nights coming up will also include:
  • Tuesday 2 May - Edmund Rice Day. An evening focusing on spirituality and justice. Details to follow.
  • Thursday 20 July - Paul Dillon will address the issues of alcohol, risk taking and boundaries.
  • Monday 31 July - Samantha Thomas from Deakin University will address the important issues around on-line gambling.
  • In early September, we will host a visit from the eminent Paediatrician, Dr Katie Heathershaw.
 Mr Michael McGirr
TIC Parent Enrichment
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Waterford News

Year 9 Japanese

The Year 9 students of Japanese have been preparing a conversation based on the new vocabulary and grammar presented in their first unit of study this year. They wrote, rehearsed and presented conversations of such a high standard that I felt it only fair that we had a day of recognition.

Our celebration consisted of having sushi delivered and learning about how to eat it correctly and the greetings used before and after a meal. Next we had a lesson in making cranes in origami from our Japanese Assistant, Ms Roach Sensei. We followed up with viewing a wonderful video about a pilgrimage in Japan. It was a fun experience for everyone and a chance to try different kinds of sushi. 


 Mrs Helen Gastin
Waterford Teacher
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European History Tour 2017

The 2017 European Tour has space for up to three boys if any family would like to consider applying for their Year 10 or Year 11 son. They do not have to be studying a History unit in 2017, as the itinerary would be of great interest to many.

As Year 10 and 11 students are currently away on OAP, I ask that parents please contact Mr Culliver at the College, no later than Tuesday 28 March to discuss interest. The Expression of Interest Form is attached here for your perusal.
 Mr Kevin Culliver OAM
European History Tour Leader
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Productions

The Burial at Thebes

Tickets are now on sale for the Year 11-12 Play The Burial at Thebes.

A talented and experienced cast of senior students from St Kevin’s and Sacré Cœur have been working on The Burial at Thebes since term four last year. 

The Burial at Thebes is an adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy Antigone, which was written by Sophocles around 441BC. When writing The Burial at Thebes in 2004, Irish playwright Seamus Heaney referenced incorporated characteristics of U.S. President George W. Bush in the character of King Creon. The resonances of these references to our current world political climate are sure to be very interesting.

Central to the play are the conflicts between individual freedom and the imposition of restrictions by state, as well as the conflict between Divine Law and Civil Law. The central character Antigone deals with the decree by King Creon that soldiers who have opposed him are denied burial rights. 

The large Greek Chorus will be a significant factor in the play, with the dialogue of the Chorus shared between many of the cast members.

As with all St Kevin’s productions, the starting time for The Burial at Thebes is 7pm.

Bookings are now open. 


Years 11-12 SKC/Sacré Cœur Play: The Burial at Thebes (based on Sophocles’ Antigone)
7pm 22, 23, 24 March 2017
Ruby Tout Theatre, St Kevin’s College Heyington Campus
Adult $20; Concession $13
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/Event/EventListingURL.aspx?aid=38450
 Mr Simon Parris
TIC Productions
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Year Level Parent Events

Year 8

Year 8 Parents' Cocktail Evening

Year 8 parents, please join us for our first year level function for 2017.

Date:
Saturday 29 April
Time:
From 7.30pm onwards
Venue:
The Emerald Hotel
  415 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne
Cost:
$27.00 per person includes sumptuous canapes, along with one complimentary drink on arrival.
RSVP:
Tuesday 18 April at 5:00pm via Trybooking - https://www.trybooking.com/266084

Should you have any queries, please contact Felicity Scheffers on 0411 128 638 or Carolina D'Amico on 0419 896 288

Year 10

Year 10 Mums' Dinner & Comedy Night

Date: 
Thursday 30 March 
Venue:  The Clyde Hotel 
  385 Cardigan Street, Carlton 
Time:  Kitchen opens from 5.00pm. 
  Preview show starts at 7.00pm - Monica Dullard: “Ageing with Attitude”  
Cost:  $18 per person plus dinner. 
Transport:  Parking costs $5 and is available at 217 Elgin Street, Carlton (after 5.00pm).  
  Tram: 1 or 8. Tram Stop 112, Elgin Street, Carlton  
Bookings:  https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=243720  

Year 11

Year 11 Parent’s, please join us for a fun night!

Date:
Saturday 13 May
Time:
7.00pm
Venue:
Beer DeLuxe, 329 Burwood Road, Hawthorn (The Cellar Room)
Cost:
$32.00 per person includes sumptuous finger foods. Drinks at bar price
RSVP:
Sunday 7 May at 10.00pm via https://www.trybooking.com/269758

Please do not forget your name tags – there are a few new parents to Year 11!

Please note, due to catering purposes and such late announcement of the event, tickets will be non-refundable.

Any queries, please contact – Franca Tellefson: 0414 569 027, Lenore Neath: 0430 276 486, Maria Dasopatis: 0411 154 293
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Zimele Walkathon

Zimele Walkathon 2017

The Zimele Walkathon 2017 Committee would like to thank the St Kevin’s School community, family and friends for your support last Sunday morning.

It was beautiful weather and a great community event enjoyed by all to raise money for a worthy cause.  

Winners:

4km run:
Jordan Weatherill  
  Will Hogan 
8km run:
Harry Bowen
  Matthew Lynch 
8km run, first woman:
Alex Tighe
 

Thank you to all the parents and students who offered assistance and our sponsors: SKC Father’s Association for BBQ duties, JB HiFi and Anytime Fitness for great prizes, Adam’s Bake Shop and Global Hospitality Group for delicious food, Jellis Craig for advertising boards and Cadbury for Easter Eggs.

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Basketball Holiday Clinic

For those SKC boys keen to improve their basketball skills before the start of Term 2, we are running the ever popular SKC Basketball Holiday Clinic. Open to current players or beginners, this clinic caters for all skill levels. The program runs for two half days at the beginning of the holidays.

When:  Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 April 
Where:  Wilding Centre, Heyington  
   
Details:  Group 1 - Years 5 and 6 
  Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 April - 9.00am to 12.00pm 
  To book, please click the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/265738 
   
  Group 2 - Years 7 and 8 
  Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 April - 1.00pm to 4.00pm 
  To book, please click the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/265741
   
Bring:  Water bottle and suitable clothing (preferably reversible singlet or light and dark shirts).  
Cost:  $30/day OR $50 for the two days.  
Flyer:  Please click here to download a flyer with more information 

Should you have any questions, please contact Rina Di Pietrantonio (Secretary, Basketball Association) on 0438 851 273 or rinadp@sitro.com.au
 Mrs Rina Di Pietrantonio
Secretary, Basketball Association
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St Kevin’s Mothers’ Association April Luncheon

The St Kevin’s Mothers’ Association warmly invites all mothers of the St Kevin’s community to join us for a special Mothers’ Day Luncheon. Trybooking is available and seating is limited, please get in early to confirm your ticket.

Date:  Friday 28 April 
Venue:  Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club 
  489 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong 
Time:  12.00noon to 3.30pm 
Cost:  $95 per person (includes a two course meal, beverages plus a sweet); cash bar beginning at 2:00pm
RSVP:  http://www.trybooking.com/267029 by Wednesday 19 April at 3:00 pm 
Unless SOLD OUT prior (due to venue capacity, this event is for mothers of St Kevin’s College only)

For parties of 5 or more, please email the name of PAID attendees to motherslunch@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Please plan ahead, as the RSVP date will be strictly enforced – NO EXCEPTIONS. Tickets are non-refundable. (Please refer to booking site for parties of THREE or more)

Parking: Parking for non KLTC members is available across Glenferrie Road at HE Smith Reserve. Please do not use the Vision Australia Car Park.

Queries – Molly Birch on 0407 849 762 
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47th Annual St Kevin's College Art Show

Advertising Opportunity in the Catalogue

The St Kevin’s College Art Show is a competition, exhibition and sale of art work by leading Australian artists. This year it will take place from Friday 26 May – Monday 29 May at St Kevin’s College, in the KC Smith Hall, Heyington.

Promote your business while supporting the College. Advertising space is now available in the Art Show Catalogue (prices start at $95.00). If you are interested in advertising, please email Kerry O’Hagan for details on kerryohagan2@gmail.com.

If you would like to know more about the St Kevin's College Art Show you may visit our website at http://www.stkevinsartshow.com.au/ or you may follow us on social media: St Kevin's College Art Show (Facebook), skc.artshow (Instagram), @skcartshow (Twitter). 
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St Kevin's College Fathers' Association

SKC Fathers’ Association – Helpers Form

Calling all dad’s and male mentors, sign-up to help out at one of our many events in 2017. Remember many hands make light work. Plus you get to meet and socialise with some great blokes. The form can be found at: 

Entertainment Book

The St Kevin’s College Fathers’ Association invites you to purchase the 2017/2018 Entertainment Book through us and help us with our fundraising activities.

Please click on the image to view a flyer for the book which contains purchase information.  

SKC Fathers’ Association – Facebook Group

Keep up to date on all the happenings in the SKC Fathers’ Association via our Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SKCFathersAssociation/

NOTE: This is a closed group only available to SKC parents and guardians. 
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Sport

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

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

Year 7 - 9 Music Camp

The Music Camp for students in Years 7-9 is being held next week, with 135 students attending. The ensembles participating in this year’s camp are the Middle School Concert Band, Intermediate Concert Band, Middle School Strings and Symphony Orchestra Strings.

The Music Camp brochure, which includes the camp schedule and a list of ‘What to Bring’ has been distributed and is available here.

In particular, it should be noted that the students need to pack their sports uniform which is to be worn on Wednesday when we return to school and present a concert to the Year 7 and 8 students in Period 6. As well as suitable casual clothing for the rest of the camp, students need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow case and towel.

Two Highlights of Term II

With the end of Term I fast approaching, we are looking forward to a busy period of performances next term. Two of the special events involving performances outside of the College are:

  • Big Bands
    The Big Bands have a day of workshops on Sunday 23 April to assist with their preparations for the national Stage Band Championships held at the Generations in Jazz in Mt Gambier. There is a concert for parents on Wednesday 26 April.
  • Autumn Concert
    Featuring the Symphony Orchestra, Senior Concert Band, Big Band 1, the Senior Choir and Chamber Strings, this concert allows our senior ensembles an opportunity to perform a number of pieces in a concert setting. This year the concert will be held at Methodist Ladies’ College on Tuesday 30 May.

Music Dates

A list of Music dates can be found here. Please check with your son which concerts he will be involved in this year and ensure that these dates are in your family diary.

Music Office – C305

Mrs Andrea McDonald (Music Administrator) 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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Careers

As Year 12 students prepare for SACs and Practice Examinations in the final week of this term it is clear that the year is well underway. Whilst some students know what they would like their pathway to be following VCE, there are many more who cannot be sure where they are headed. Whilst the priority for Year 12s is rightly their studies, it is important for students to spend some time researching and investigating possible options for 2018. Please continue to promote discussion with your sons about what is to come next year and encourage them to see us early next term if they have not done so already.

It was wonderful to see the Smith Hall filled with Year 10 students and parents on Tuesday evening for our Career Avenues Testing Feedback Evening. Students are asked to log in to our online appointment booking system via the portal or the SKC Careers webpage to book an appointment from Week 1, Term 2 which suits them and their parent(s). Students and parents unable to attend on the night will be provided with the test results at these appointments. Please ensure bookings are made to fill up each day/week prior to the next. Bookings will only be open up to two weeks in advance.

It has been a pleasure spending some time with our Year 11 students this term to let them know we are here to help should they wish to change a subject mid-year. Each student also completed MyCareerMatch, a personality profiling tool which endeavours to match personality with potential career options. In addition to receiving a report to enrich discussion at home, students have also been introduced to the new SKC Careers website, the student secure area and an online resume tool.

Items of note in the Careers News this week include:
  • Reminders: UMAT Registration; Inside Monash Seminars, Experience La Trobe, William Angliss School Holiday Program
  • Thinking of Agriculture or Veterinary Science?
  • New Bachelor of Engineering Practice (Honours) at Swinburne University
  • Early Achievers Program at the Australian Catholic University (ACU)
  • University of Melbourne News: Admissions Through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC); Scholarships; ‘Access Melbourne’; ‘Make it Possible at Melbourne’
  • Careers in Nursing
  • Careers in Chartered Accounting
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Trainee Program
  • News From Deakin University: Deakin University Step on Campus Event; Medical Imaging, Optometry and Medicine Information Evening; University Talk
  • Year 10 Discovery Day at Monash University
  • Health Information Management at La Trobe University
  • Nursing and Midwifery Degree Courses in Victoria
  • VCE and Careers Expo 2017
Please see St Kevin's Careers for more details.
 Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Runciman & Mrs White
Careers Department
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Cathedral Choir

Easter Schedule

April
Times
Liturgy
Thursday 13  6.00/7.30pm  HOLY THURSDAY: Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper 
Friday 14  1.00/3.00pm  GOOD FRIDAY: Solemn Celebration of the Passion 
Saturday 15  6.30/8.00pm  HOLY SATURDAY: The Easter Vigil 
Sunday 16  9.30/11.00am  EASTER SUNDAY: Solemn Mass of Easter 

Portal Page

For those who are interested, I have uploaded to the Portal some more audio files from recent Masses.

Dates

No Treble/Alto Rehearsal
Friday 17 March
Wedding 
Saturday 1 April (optional)
Holy Thursday 
Thursday 13 April
Good Friday 
Friday 14 April 
Holy Saturday
Saturday 15 April
Easter Sunday
Sunday 16 April
Induction of New Choristers
Thursday 23 April 
Service at St Paul's 
Sunday 4 June (evening)
Choristers Emeritus
Saturday 24 June (no trebles) 
Hobart Tour
Friday 6 - Sunday 8 October 
No Choir Sundays
Sunday 9 April, Sunday 2 July, Sunday 1 October
 Dr Daryl Barclay
Head of Choral Music
Director, St Patrick's Cathedral Choir

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Second Hand Uniform Shop

The Second Hand Uniform Shop will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 29 March from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 19 April from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

* Please note that the Thursday 30 March and Thursday 20 April dates for the Second Hand Uniform Shop have been cancelled.

The Second Hand Uniform Shop offers a valuable service to the St Kevin's College community, selling quality items for 50% of retail price & items that are new with tags are 70% of retail price. Please consider donating to and purchasing from the Second Hand Uniform Shop. 

Donations can be dropped off to the main Reception at any of the Campuses. Please mark donations 'Waterford'. All items in good condition are gladly accepted.

Should you have any queries, please contact Mrs Sylvia Shaw at ashaw@bigpond.net.au

Second Hand Uniform Shop – End of Term Sale

House Polo Tops  $10 - Size 8 to 14 
  $12 - Size XS to 3XL 
  RRP $26.95 to $28.95
   
Spray Jacket   $15 All Sizes 
(old style with elastic hem) 

Please consider purchasing your sports uniform from the St Kevin’s Second Hand Uniform Shop. Not only will you be supporting the College but you will also pick up items for half of RRP. We currently have good stock levels of Rugby, Football (long & short sleeve) Basketball & Soccer/Hockey tops in excellent condition in a range of sizes. We also have Football & Rugby shorts & zoot suits in limited sizes.
 Mrs Sylvia Shaw
Convenor, Second Hand Uniform Shop
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 St Kevin's Towel Orders 



 
 
Please click https://www.trybooking.com/EEOK for the link to TryBooking to order your SKC Towels. 

Towels are $50 each.

Further enquiries please contact Skye McEwen - SKC Merchandising on
0418 314 899 
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