Senior School Newsletter


 16 October 2014, Volume 65 No. 29

Regular Notices

Other Notices

From the Headmaster

Dear Parents

The Butlers are our public speaking awards. Named to honour the first winner of a St Kevin’s oratory competition in 1918, they are now a feature on our speaking circuit. Similar to some of the smaller music nights and art displays, it is a hidden gem in the SKC calendar. The range of topics, variety of styles, sharp wit, wry humour, impassioned argument and a touch of the theatrical make the time for an audience member fly by. I felt the judges had a remarkably onerous task selecting winners in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior categories, let alone settling on one fellow whose name would be inscribed on the trophy. Look the night up early next year and put it in your calendar. For the record, the winners were :
Junior  Years 7 & 8  Antony Salib 
Intermediate  Years 9 & 10  Luke Macaronas 
Senior & Overall Winner   Years 11 & 12  James Macaronas 

Reading recently I saw it opined that the virtues necessary for an orator are : integrity, restraint, public spirit, compassion for the needy, magnanimity, humility, confidence, self-possession and habit of application and hard work. If ‘The Art of Oratorical Composition’ written by Charles Coppens SJ in 1885 is accurate, then it is certainly a good thing that nearly 300 boys are involved in debating and public speaking at St Kevin’s. May the numbers flourish into and beyond 2015! We enter the Grand Final stages of the DAV Competition and British Parliamentary Debating Competition, hoping not to do a SWAN dive! I am still recovering from that other Grand Final.

The ninth and final suite of plays in the 2014 season is here. On Tuesday evening, I enjoyed watching our Year 7 boys alongside the girls from Sacre Coeur present The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Pied Piper of Hamelin. My thanks to all the staff involved, particularly Ms Christie as Director. In such a significant season, by school standards, may I take the opportunity to recognise Mr Simon Parris in his role as TIC of Productions and Ms Bev Phillips as Ticket Secretary for two jobs so well done across the year.

I have also had the opportunity this week to view the talent of our senior students in VCD, Studio Arts and Design Technology at their Annual Exhibition. Talented boys and dedicated staff produce some great works.

Excellence Awards     
2014 Music Solo Competition     
Intermediate Section  Equal Second  Zhihan Jiang 
Intermediate Section  Equal Second  Long Tran 
Intermediate Section  First   Joshua Park 
Senior Section  Equal Third  Samuel Beagley 
Senior Section  Equal Third  Joseph Kelly  
Senior Section  Second   Wendell Zhang 
Senior Section & overall Winner First   Sonny Li 
     
Sonny Li Licentiate in Music, Australia Examination (LMusA) 
 
Headmaster’s Study Awards 
Year 7   Japanese  Tom Liszukievicz 
    Thomas Pangrazio 
  Science  Hugh Pentland 
  Tournament of Minds  Max Cheney 
    Hamish Dunn 
    Daniel Deakin 
Year 8   Science  Oscar Sinni 
  Tournament of Minds  Dominic Dinh 
    Nicholas Reynolds 
    Lachlan Stirling 
Year 10  Japanese  Dominic Xaiz 
  Literature  Thomas Bailey 
    Michael Hester 
    Luke Macaronas 
    Robert Roscioli 
    Vivek Satyajit 
Year 11  Japanese  Liam Dela Cruz 
    Joseph Micallef 
    Tommy Pakis 
  Biology  Joshua Close 
    Jake Langton 
    Jake Victor 
Year 12  Accounting  Stefan Cartolano 

  
Kind regards



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

Book Club

As Year 12 prepare to leave school, there is a deep sense for the whole group that they have reached an important milestone. The Chapel of St Kevin was full to bursting last Sunday morning for the Year 12 Mother and Son Mass where we were reminded of the importance of gratitude in every life. There is much to look forward to but also to look back upon. This week, James Macaronas pays tribute to one special group within the year level, namely those who have been regulars at the Library’s Book Club since they were in Year 7.

Recently we had the final Book Club for the Year 12s. It was an almost hurried occasion – we came dashing in from school photos or SACs, collapsed awkwardly on the chairs in the Library’s ‘work room’ – not the usual ambience of the Seminar Room – and tried very hard to tell the others why the books we had been reading were very good indeed. Isn’t that always the way?

Books – whether paperback, hardback or electronic – are one of humanity’s great treasures. People thrive on stories, fact and fiction alike. Around a campfire, on the train, before we sleep … nothing beats a good story. And books are just that: stories. They don’t pretend to be anything else. And we wouldn’t want them any other way (except perhaps accompanied with tea and a biscuit or two).

Every month, since Year 7, the Book Club has met in the Library to talk about what they’re reading. It was genuine fun. There was an energy to it, a confidence that, no matter what book it was, it deserved a mention in this space, a look-in, an inscription in the Library’s ‘recommended’ list … or not recommended, as the case may be.

There were many people who came to talk, so much that I am finding it hard to remember names. People came and went, after all, because tastes do change, but there was a quiet joy whenever a familiar face wandered in to see what everyone was reading.

There were people like Adam van Haandel – a voracious reader with all the wit and charm of his many favorite literary detectives; Darcy Bolton – a young man whose favorite books are as delightful as he is; John Hajek – the intellectual heavyweight of Book Club (well, what do you expect with a book as titanic as Atlas Shrugged?); and Tom Quirk, who probably phrased it best when he thanked the librarians for ‘showing us we’re not insane for enjoying reading’.

Maybe we are just a little bit crazy and the glowing reviews we gave books like The Third Policeman and the novels of Robert Rankin are testament to that, but they were not the only stories championed across those many delightful lunchtimes. There was the Skulduggery Pleasant series, classics like Lolita and The Time Machine, and even the biographies of Bill Clinton (thanks to potential politician, Timothy Weber), Marilyn Manson (from fellow interesting-eyed person Tom Vitale) and Jeff Lint (recommended by myself, age 14 – still one of the funniest books I have ever read).

Have our reading tastes changed at all? No, not really – we liked inventive fantasy and sweeping science fiction epics and a whole truckload of novels that defy any kind of label, that are unique, much like Book Club was.

When one starts talking about a club, one is expected to rattle off traditions and values at a terrific pace, but there are only a select few Book Club traditions. There was the always well-received plate of biscuits, courtesy of the librarians, and the moment’s tension of (gasp!) who should talk first; after all, every book deserved a mention, a recommendation, a place on the detailed page of notes taken each and every session by our supportive librarians.

By now, there are some of you no doubt asking ‘Why?’ You are either of the opinion that a) teenage boys don’t read or b) teenage boys shouldn’t read, not with all these exams and ATARs and other things they are supposed to be interested in, tut, tut.

Well, we do read, and we should read, and Book Club was, quite simply, a celebration of that. Reading is one of life’s purest joys. When you open a book, you are taken somewhere else, taken on a journey with whatever characters you may find inside. And the Book Club revels in that journey. Every hero, every villain, every beautiful quote, every witty break of the fourth wall, every story – all stories deserve to be shared, and share them we did. Like the plate of biscuits. There’s a metaphor there somewhere.

Thanks must go, of course, to the librarians, Mses. Halpin, Williams and Tinsey, without whom none of this would have been possible, and to the teachers who occasionally paid a visit to the very comfortable Seminar Room. But of course, the greatest thanks must go to the students of Senior Book Club who demonstrate so well what Groucho Marx once said, ‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read'.

James Macaronas
Year 12  

Mr Michael McGirr
Dean of Faith & Mission
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Fullness Of Life

This week at St Kevin’s College...

  • Mr Junkovic accompanied Kenny students in assisting with serving breakfast at St Mary’s House of Welcome in Fitzroy.
  • Year 6A and 6B Camp was held.
  • Mr Cosgriff took a group of students to the F1 Challenge.
  • Friends of Cricket met.
  • Basketball AGM took place.
  • Glendalough students enjoyed 'Learning by Doing' Incursion.
  • Year 11 Physics Incursion featured Dr Brian Cox.
  • SKOCA meeting took place.
  • Fathers’ Association meeting was held.
  • Year 7 Play with Sacre Coeur was performed over three nights.
  • VCE Art Exhibition took place.
  • Mr Schottner accompanied McCarthy students who assisted at the community service “Good Grub”.
  • Year 10 Community Service continued.
  • Years 7 and 8 students viewed Film as Text for English.
  • College Board meeting was held.
  • 43rd Annual Athletics Dinner was celebrated.
  • Year 10 students participated in the Korowa Extreme Day was held.
  • Ms Segal accompanied Kearney boys to assist with tutoring at St Ignatius Refugee Program in Richmond.
  • Staff eLearning Breakfast took place.
  • Year 10 Geography students went on excursion to the City.
  • Purton students and Mr Ross participated in the community group PACSEL.
  • Mr Lane and Rahill students participated in the Fitzroy Tutoring Program.
  • APS Athletics were conducted, followed by a function at the College.
  • Staff completed professional development at VCAA and in Educational Planning for Students with Special Needs.
Ms Janet Canny
Director of Students
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Omnia


Paul Stamatelatos
Year 7
For his excellent presentation at the Walter Butler Public Speaking Competition.


 Victor Deng
Year 8

For his willingness to represent the Year 8 debating team at late notice.

Thomas Lloyd
Year 9
For his positive approach to all aspects of life at Waterford.

Patrick Fitzgerald
Cusack

For outstanding leadership and service as House Captain in 2014.

  Kieran Ayres
Kearney

  For outstanding leadership and service as House Captain in 2014.

Benedict Teoh
Kenny
For outstanding leadership and service as House Captain in 2014.

Benedict Burgess
McCarthy
For outstanding leadership and service as House Captain in 2014.

Thomas Montgomerie
Purton
 For outstanding leadership and service as House Captain in 2014.

Charles Prior
Rahill

For outstanding leadership and service as House Captain in 2014.
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Calendar Dates

OCTOBER
     
Thursday 16
43rd Annual Athletics Dinner
Year 7 Play  
6.00pm
7.00pm
Pavilion
Ruby Tout Theatre
       
Friday 17
Year 6A and 6B Camp ends  

 
       
Saturday 18
APS Athletics - Lakeside Stadium
Athletics Function (all athletes)
1.00pm
7.00pm
Lakeside Stadium, Sth Melb
Pavilion
       
Monday 20
Year 6C and 6D Camp begins
Rugby Association AGM  
 
7.30pm
 
Brandon Room
       
Tuesday 21
Year 6C and 6D Camp
House Breakfasts and Farewells
Fathers' Association Meeting  
 

7.00pm
 

Brandon Room
       
Wednesday 22
Year 6C and 6D Camp
Formal Assembly (Year 12 Farewell)
Year 12 students' classes end
Junior APS Athletics
Year 12 Final Eucharist and Valedictory Dinner  
 


9.30am
6.00pm
 
       
Thursday 23
Year 6C and 6D Camp
Year 9 Outprac
Friends of Art Meeting
 

7.45pm


Pavilion
       
Friday 24
Year 6C and 6D Camp ends
Glendalough Class Reps Meeting
Glendalough Mothers' Association Meeting

8.30am
8.45am
 
Boyd Egan Hall
Boyd Egan Hall
       
Saturday 25
Year 9 Parents' Social Evening
Glendalough First Eucharist Photographs
Glendalough First Eucharist  

9.00am
10.00am
 
 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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SKC Fathers' Association

St Kevin's College Fathers' Association General Committee Meeting 

Date:
Tuesday 21 October
Venue:
The Pavilion, Heyington
Time:
7.00pm
All welcome. Look forward to seeing you there.
Mr Evan Raptis
President SKC Fathers' Association
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SKC Annual Blokes and Books Breakfast   

Unfortunately due to lower than expected bookings, this event has been cancelled.

Date:
Thursday 23 October - CANCELLED
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Zimele Walkathon

Sunday 26 October – Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield.  

Only ONE WEEK to go...Book Now! Runners 9am Walkers 10am

Walking for Human Rights

Join up with others in the SKC community, family and friends and help raise much needed and appreciated funds for the people of Eldoret, Kenya. Last year was a fantastic family day – let’s make this year’s even better by walking for our friends in Kenya, so that they can ‘STAND ON THEIR OWN TWO FEET’.

The walkathon will have a carnival atmosphere with entertainment, jumping castle, BBQ and refreshments. The walk/run is 4km or 8km.

To register, sponsor or donate please click on the following link www.trybooking.com/22447
Download a copy of the Zimele Walkathon Flyer (click here). For more information on Zimele go to http://www.zimele.org
‘LIKE’ us on FACEBOOK and ‘JOIN’ the Zimele Walkathon event to keep up to date with photos and stories.
Mr Tom Purcell
Zimele Chairman 
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Old Collegians' Association

 

APS Past Students Golf Day - SKOCA Team

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

PUBLIC SCHOOLS PAST STUDENTS’ GOLF ASSOCIATION INC.

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

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

Shot Gun starts at 8.00am and 1.00pm

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

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

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

Other Golf Events 2014

St Kevin’s Old Boys Community Golf Day (for the broader St Kevin’s Old Boys affiliated player fraternity)
Spring Valley Golf Club
Date: Friday 12 December (12.30pm start)
Cost: $85.00 per person or $50 (Class of 2009 – 2013)
Must book through TryBooking
Contact Don Martin (SKC ’62) Tel: 9859 9922 or donmar0409@gmail.com

Annual Remembrance Eucharist

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

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

Dates for 2014

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

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

Mr Kevin Culliver
Executive Officer SKOCA
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Careers

Careers News

It was a privilege to address the Year 12 students for the final time this week. What a journey they have been on since we met them! One of the things I have asked the students to remember is that once their examinations are over there is still important thinking and researching to be done prior to receipt of their VCE results and the extremely important Change of Preference Week.

Parents of Year 12 students will shortly receive an email with a letter explaining the important details about change of preference, offers and enrolment. Attached to the email is the handout the students received on Tuesday. Please familiarise yourself with the details of the important weeks ahead. The Careers staff is available for 20 minute appointments during Change of Preference Week. Bookings will open on December 1, 2014. St Kevin’s College is also fortunate to have a representative from Monash University spending Tuesday morning (December 16) from 9am till 11am for our students to receive one-on-one information about their options at Monash. Please encourage your sons to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Other information to look out for in the handout is the link to our Change of Preference website and Online Booking link for the week of December 15th. Year 12 students are also able to register for an Interview Skills Workshop on Thursday November 20 from 10am to 12noon. Please encourage your son to register if he is likely to have an interview as part of his course admission process, or if he is intending to apply for a part time job.

Whilst the Year 12 students are finishing their formal classes, the Careers Practitioners are still available for students of all year levels who would like to discuss tertiary options or subject selection. Year 11 students thinking of enrolling in a University Extension subject in Year 12 are asked to come and have a discussion about the application procedures as soon as possible.

Items of note in the Careers News this week include:
  •   VTAC Change of Preference
  • Tax File Number
  • Navitas Information Evening
  • Swinburne University Online Maths Bridging Program
  • News From Monash University: Accounting … It’s not just a Number Game; Changes to Emergency Health (Paramedic); Bachelor of Science Advanced – Global Challenges (Honours)
  • ADFA Online Chat
  • Higher Education Studies at RMIT
  • New Courses at Swinburne University
  • Change of Preference 2014
  • First in Australia – La Trobe Fee Guarantee
  • What does it take to become a Police Officer?
  • Advice for Parents and Students about Studying VCE
  • Interested in Logistics?
  • News from RMIT: Year 10 Science Experience; Racing at Calder Park; Nuclear Medicine Scholarships
  • Pre-Apprenticeships – A Positive Move
  • Did You Know?
Please see Careers News for more details.
 Ms O'Sullivan, Mrs Runciman & Mrs White
The Careers Department
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Outdoor Education

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

Mr Cameron Barry 
Head of Outdoor Education
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Sport 

Co-curricular Spring Sports

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

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

Please click here for this weekend's APS Sport Fixtures

This Saturday 18 October is the 109th APS Athletics Carnival to be held at 1.00pm - 5.00pm, Lakeside Athletics Track, South Melbourne.

  • Full School Winter Uniform must be worn by all students.
  • Years 7 & 8 seated on the bend (turn right when entering through Gate 1), refer to link provided (click here).
  • Report to your Year Level Coordinator when arriving at 1:00pm to have your name checked. Roll call will occur again at 5:00pm prior to leaving the venue.
  • You may wish to bring a snack and drink.
  • Kevinian sportsmanship and behaviour must be demonstrated at all times, including travelling to and from the venue. Remember, we are attending to support and encourage (both SKC and other athletes).
  • If catching public transport, use Metlink 'Journey Planner' to ensure prompt arrival. Refer to link provided (click here)
Mr Luke Travers
Dean of Sport
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Sevens/ Olympic Talent Search

Sevens

The College is offering an activity to students over the next five weeks to play the Olympic sport of 'Sevens'. This will be offered as an extra activity and is not classified as an APS sport. 'Sevens' is often incorrectly referred to as T20 Cricket of Rugby it is in fact its own sport and has been running around the world for over 140 years. It is fast action and attracts the speedy, agile athletes from any sport. The Rio Olympics will have Sevens in it as a welcome return of rugby to the Olympics.

Training is on Wednesday afternoons and matches will be played on Fridays after school. Interested boys should speak to Mr Culliver - culliverk@stkevins.vic.edu.au about participating.

Olympic Talent Search - Sunday 26 October

The Australian Olympic Committee has asked the Australian Rugby Union to put together the Australian Olympic 'Sevens' Teams to compete in Rio, 2016 and Tokyo, 2020. 'Sevens' is a form of Rugby. So...the talent search is on, and there is a special talent search day coming up for anyone from any sport to show their ability. The selection team are searching for people with sporting ability from many disciplines including Rugby, Australian Rules Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Rowring, Basketball and Athletics to name a few. If you were born in 1997, 1998 or 1999 and would like to wear the National colours please register your interest (click here). The Talent Search day will be held Sunday 26 October.

Learn more about the sport by watching the videos at rugby.com.au/sevens - (click here)

Mr Kevin Culliver
TIC Rugby
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Music

Senior Music News

2015 Ensembles commence now!

Ensemble rehearsals recommenced this week, with the re-formed ensembles in their 2015 configuration. Students should check the ensemble lists and rehearsal timetables posted at the Music Department if they are unsure of their Term IV ensemble commitments.

Combined School Concert DVD

The DVD’s of the Combined School Concert are available for collection from the Music Office. If you are still waiting to receive your order, please ask your son to collect it!

Music Calendar

Wednesday 22 October Year 12 Final Eucharist

Monday 27 October Guitar Concert

Tuesday 28 October Percussion Concert

Thursday 30 October Glendalough Music Orientation Evening

Thursday 13 November Glendalough Spring Ensemble Concert 

Monday 1 December Glendalough Carols

Thursday 4 December Year 6 Farewell Mass

Sunday 7 December Presentation Evening Years 7, 8, 10, 11           

Music Office - C305

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

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

Mr Simon Harris
Head of Music
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SKC Rowing Association 



Family BBQ 

Save the Date - Friday 24 October, 4.30pm

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

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

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

SKC Rowing Association
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Medical Volunteers Requested - Star Camp 2014

STAR Camp - Medical Volunteers Required

I wish to invite members from our community with a medical background to participate in STAR camp, to be held at Xavier College from Saturday 13 until Monday 15 December 2014. We plan to accommodate 27 boys and girls aged between 5 and 15 who have intellectual and/or physical disabilities. These children will be in the care of current Year 12 students from Genazzano, Loreto Mandeville Hall, Sacré Coeur, Scotch College, St Kevin’s and Xavier College for the duration of the camp. Along with the medical staff, the students will be supported in their role by teaching staff from each school.

Medical facilities of the highest standard need to be provided. We require volunteers who are registered nurses or GPs to be rostered on each day, as well as on call. We are requesting, therefore, that volunteers do one 7-10 hour shift. With six schools involved, we hope to be able to cover our medical needs in this way, although in the past some people have volunteered for more shifts.

A great deal of preparation is required to attend to the medical needs of each child. A compulsory preliminary meeting will be held at Scotch College on Tuesday 11 November from 6:00 – 7:00pm. A pre-camp induction will also be held at Xavier College on Saturday 6 December from 1:00–2:30pm.

Expressions of interest should be forwarded no later than Monday 20 October to Alice Power, either via emailing powera@stkevins.vic.edu.au or by phoning 9822 0911.

 Ms Alice Power
Assistant Dean of Faith and Mission
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Family Fun Day  

 

 

Family Fun Day
Sunday 16 November
10.00am to 4.00pm

Donations to the Family Fun Day Silent Auction

We would like to first extend our sincere appreciation to all the families and businesses who had donated items to the 2014 Family Fun Day Silent Auction.

We are very excited about the Silent Auction this year, as it will be the first time it will be conducted online, beginning 29 October and concluding at 3.15pm at Family Fun Day, Sunday 16 November.

The new online auction offers excellent exposure of all contributors and donor’s websites.

It’s not too late to contribute to this wonderful event.  We are still in much need of items for the Silent Auction in any of the following categories:

  • Home and Garden
  • Travel and Accommodation
  • Entertainment for all ages (i.e. party package, movie tickets, dining experiences)
  • Heath & Beauty
  • Toys & Games
  • Art
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Gift Baskets
  • Electronics

We are collecting donations up until the end of October and they can be dropped off at the College Reception. Should you have any further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact our Silent Auction Co-ordinators, Dai Sim - dai.sim@bipgond.com 0417 683 528, Clara Mazzeo - Clara@bamotors.com.au 0409 352 288. Thank you for your support.

The families of Year 5C will be running a 'Cool Kids Things' stall at the Family Fun Day. The 'cool things' will include:

  • children’s puzzles (new and used)
  • Lego (new and used)
  • Rubik's Cubes
  • Minecraft items

We need to start collecting these items and would really appreciate your help. If you could scan your children’s rooms/toys boxes for any of these items that they have outgrown (or that you just want out of the house).

Please consider donating them as we would love to take them off your hands. A box will be left at the Glendalough, Heyington and Waterford Reception for all donations. Thank you in advance for your support.

All enquiries please email Maria Claydon claydonms@hotmail.com

Gold Sponsors

  • 3AW (Gilbert Family)
  • Geotech Group (Noonan Family)
  • Whitbread (Whitbread Family)
  • Guardian Medical (Brooks Family)
  • Basile Imports – Fine food and wine (Basile and Massarotti Family)
  • Mitchell Asset Management (Mitchell Family)
  • Jowett- Crociani Exclsuive Art (Jowett Crociani Family)
  • Prime Choice Finance (Matruglio Family)
  • Jellis Craig (Abbott Family)

Silver Sponsors

  • Creation Homes (Lefoe Family)
  • Lau Family, Hall & Thompson Lawyers (Galimberti Family)
  • Eternal Weddings (Claydon Family)
  • McGarry Family
  • Bowker Family

Bronze Sponsors

  • Kanpai Japanese Restaurant
  • J.A. Cain Real Estate
  • McBurnie/Woolerton-Sutherland Families
  • Winnett Specialist Group (Winnett Family)
  • Camulglia Family
  • Hahn Family
  • McCann Family
  • Ring Family
  • Marcus B
  • Kids in Motion (Nankervis Family)
  • Flight Center
  • Mini Party People
  • Bella Casa Bed Linen (Squires Family)
  • Complete Displays (Casey Family)

Friends of St Kevin's

Angarro Family, Sheehan Family, Woodards (Hearn Family), Anju Restaurant (Choi Family), JB Hi- Fi, Gingerlilly (Anderson family), Choi Family, Able Tables (Bartel Family), McEwen Family, Cakepit (Pitt/Mijares Family), Zoe Chung, Peel Family, Feltrin Family, O'Donoghue Family, Tierney Family, Coventry books ( Hepburn Family), Collins Family, Mary Jane El'khoury, Windeward Bound Sailing, Turner and Lane, The Good Guys Preston (Scarramuzino Family), Salts of the Earth Malvern, Yardmill Kitchen & Grocery, Fine Wine Partners (Nankervis Family), Saville Family, OPSM Pakenham (Charalambous Family), CG Interior Design (Gifford Family), Lowry Family, O'Callaghan Family, Masquerade Costumes (Curry Family), Randazzo Family, Phillips Family, Mazzeo Family, Boffa Family, Shaw Family, Bennetts Family, Sim Family, Aardvark Adventures, McKeon Family

It is not too late to join this special list of St Kevin's sponsors and supporters! Please contact Clare Power on 0423 024 386 or Nellie Mitchell on 0413 800 788 if you can help.

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Combined Mothers' Association Mass and Dinner 

Save the Date

Tuesday 25 November

This year as an alternative to our lunch, we have decided to hold a Twilight Mass and Dinner for mothers to celebrate the end of year. Mass will be held at the Chapel of St Kevin, Heyington, and the dinner in Boyd Egan Hall.

This is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the new adventures awaiting the boys, particularly for those who are leaving Glendalough and Heyington.

Class Reps are encouraged to contact the mothers in your class to get some tables together. An invitation will be sent out in the next couple of weeks. 

Mrs Skye McEwan
President Glendalough Mothers' Association
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Parent Functions 

Year 9

Year 9 - Morning Tea (final function for 2014)
Date:
Friday 7 November
Venue:
Sissi & Co
1290 Malvern Road, Malvern
Time:
8.30am
Contact:
Jo Sudano - 0411 874 668
On behalf of the Year 9 Class Reps, we would like to extend an invitation to join us for our final coffee morning in memory of Mrs Maryanne Healy, mother of Chris Healy (Year 9), who recently passed away after a long battle with cancer. In honour of the family’s wishes, a donation box for the National Breast Cancer Foundation will be at the morning tea.

Year 11 

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

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

Year 12

Year 12 Coffee Morning
Date:
Wednesday 29 October (Morning of the English Exam)
Venue:
Georgios Glenferrie Road Malvern
Time:
9.00am
RSVP:
Monday 27 October
Contacts:
katrinalouiseprior@gmail.com - Katrina Prior
aweber@bigpond.net.au - Alison Weber
mvanschoten@ozemail.com.au - Marianne Van Schoten
 
Any queries please contact Katrina Prior on 0414920756
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SKC Merchandise

St Kevin's Towel Orders

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


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

 
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