NEWSLETTER 2016 - Catholic College Bendigo
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FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
Saint Teresa of
Last weekend Pope
at the Vatican to a
crowd of well beyond
100,000 visitors the
canonization of Saint
Teresa of Calcutta.
Many of us who grew up in Catholic schools
would remember hearing of Mother
Teresa’s legacy. She was identified for her
extraordinary work in the slums of Calcutta
helping the poorest of the poor. She was a
giant of her time and pricked the conscience
of many a teenager when we were
reminded of her selflessness and service to
the “untouchables” of Calcutta. I remember
thinking Mother Teresa must have been a
big, strong woman of stature and awe.
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How wrong I was when I saw someone
interview her years later. Saint Teresa was
less than 5 feet tall and was a diminutive
woman with a piercing stare. She had an
aura underpinning her faith and praxis which
enabled her to overcome enormous sexual,
political, economic, racial and religious
discrimination. One can only imagine
the challenge immediately after WWII of
establishing her work as a female Catholic
foreigner in the poorest part of India. She
Known universally as Mother Teresa of
Calcutta, she was an Albanian-Indian
Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She
was born in Skopje, then part of the Kosovo
Vilayet in the Ottoman Empire. She received
the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Mother
Teresa held the audience of powerful
political and social leaders throughout her
life. She was always one to challenge. Her
quotes resonated throughout the World and
will so through time.
If you judge people, you have no time to love
There are no great things, only small things
with great love. Happy are those.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever
come to you without leaving happier.
2016 Marian Lecture
This week we welcome Sr Madeline Duckett
rsm to deliver the Marian Lecture. Her
topic is Mercy – the Gift, the Possibility and
the Challenge in a Universe Becoming. Join
us in the Marian Theatre at 7.30pm for a
thought-provoking evening. (Details page 4)
Mercy Education visits
In the next week the Mercy Education Board
will be meeting here at Catholic College
Bendigo. The Board Members will attend
the Mercy Day and be part of our 140-Year
celebration. On Thursday, I will be meeting
the Board to outline the College’s strategic
direction and masterplan. Proposals will
be presented for the development at both
sites, and an outline of the College’s future
visual identity recommendation. Members
of the Mercy Education Board and Mercy
Education Limited recently toured the school
and attended the popular Frayne Speech
Festival. The support of the Board and the
Mercy community throughout the change of
governance has been outstanding.
Frayne Speech Festival
The Frayne Speech Festival was a great
success. There were fourteen Mercy
schools across Australia who attended the
event. The students thoroughly enjoyed
themselves and the competition was fierce.
There were some outstanding individual
and team efforts. Our Voice Choir finished
a worthy second and our Debaters and
Public Speakers were all very competitive. St
Brigid’s WA and St Aloysius Melbourne were
the stand out schools. The real winner on
the day was Mercy Education and the values
that Catherine McAuley upheld. Thank you
to Eugene Lynch from Mercy Education for
his support of our staff who organised and
facilitated a very successful event.
Thank you to all of the families who
attended the Parent Student Teacher
(PST) interview evenings. It is great to see
families taking the opportunity to discuss
their student/s academic and pastoral
In the past two weeks the College has
been represented in a number of finals,
both regional and state. A huge amount
of commitment from students and staff
goes in to making it to the finals – try outs,
training, travelling and then competing at
local, regional and finally state level. We
thank our parents for supporting their
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distances to support the teams.
We particularly congratulate the Year
7 Netball Team who won the School
Sport Victoria Finals to become the State
Champions for 2016. The Year 8 Netball
Team were also State Finalists, placing third
in the state overall.
Well done the following teams who have
competed in the past fortnight – you can
read full reports in the Sports News (pages
13 - 16).
• Years 7 and 8 Netball teams in both the
Victorian Schools Netball Finals and the
School Sport Victoria Finals.
• Trapshooting Team placed second
overall in the State
• Three of our four Basketball Teams
won the Sandhurst Division and have
progressed to the Loddon Mallee
• Our Junior Table Tennis Teams competed
in the Sandhurst Division with our Year
8 Girls placing first overall.
Please remember as near the end of term
that this can be a time when the change
of season and various finals can create a
distraction from studies. For senior students
this is a critical time, so please keep a
balance and seek feedback and support.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK
MR BRIAN TURNER, PRINCIPAL
CALENDAR, MASS TIMES & ROSTERS
CATHOLIC PARISHES MASS TIMES
Fri 9 September
Musician of the Year
Wed 14 September
Marian Lecture presented by Sr
Fri 16 September
Term 3 ends
• School finishes one hour early
SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL Wattle St, Bendigo: Sun 8.30am, 11am
ST KILIAN’S McCrae St, Bendigo: Sat 6.30pm, Sun 7am, 10am, 6pm
Mercy Day Celebrations
• Wear house colours
• Bring gold coin donation
ST MARY’S High St, Golden Square: Sat 6pm
ST MONICA’S High St, Kangaroo Flat: Sun 9am
ST JOSEPH’S Russell St, Quarry Hill: Sat 6pm
HOLY ROSARY Hamelin St, White Hills: Sat 6pm, Sun 10am
ST FRANCIS XAVIER Strickland Rd, East Bendigo: Sun 8.30am
ST THERESE’S Albion St, Kennington: Sat 6pm, Sun 10.30am
Sat 24 September
Sat 24 - Wed 28 September
Australasian Mercy Secondary
Schools Association (AMSSA)
Tue 27 September
Feast of St Vincent de Paul
Fri 30 September
Public Holiday (Friday before the AFL
ST LIBORIUS Eaglehawk Rd: Sat 6pm, Sun 10.30am
ST JOSEPH’S Axe Creek: Sun 9am
Students who have lost their bus pass are asked to contact Mrs
Trish Martin, College Registrar.
Mon 3 October
Term 4 begins
Year 12 Music Recital
Thu 6 - Thu 13 October
Years 10 - 12 Art Exhibition and
Mon 10 - Fri 14 October
Year 10 Work Experience
Structured Workplace Learning
30 October 2016St Mary’s College Class of 1966
Fri 14 October
Outward Bound Rest Day
22 October 2016
CCB Class of 1991 25-Year Reunion
Wed 19 October
Battle of the Bands
19 November 2016
CCB Class of 2006 10-Year Reunion
Thu 20 - Fri 21 October
Year 12 Final Day
Whole College Assembly
Seeds of Justice Student Conference
Contact the Alumni Office on 5445 9100 or [email protected]
to register your interest in any of these events
and to receive direct updates. If you are a
past student of the College, please make sure
you are on our database to receive Alumni
information and news of coming events.
Tue 25 October
Year 11 Formal
Years 7 & 8 Social
LEARNING & TEACHING
>> Sandhurst Arts On Show
>> Years 10 & 12 Visual
>> Media Studies: Roll Camera!
>> Chef's Hat
SPORTS NEWS: STATE FINALS
>> Year 7 Netball State Champions
>> Year 8 Netball Finalists
>> Clay Target Shooting
>> Years 7 & 8 Basketball
>> Years 7 & 8 Table Tennis
>> U14 Best & Fairest Winners
>> Bob Stewart Uniform Shop
>> Catholic Youth Bible - wanted
Families are reminded that it is important to register Myki Bus
Passes on the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website.
Daylight Savings begins
Years 9 & 10 Theatre Studies
ACROSS OUR COLLEGE
>> La Valla News
>> Coolock News
>> Year 12 Practice Exams and
September revision program
FAITH & MISSION
>> AMSSA Student Conference
>> Saint Teresa of Calcutta
>> Caritas Just Leadership Day
>> Stronger Retreat 2016
>> Mercy Day
>> Mercy Works
LEARNING & TEACHING
>> Frayne Speech Festival
FOCUS ON WELLBEING
>> Book Review: Beautiful Failures
by Luck Clark
>> R U OK? Day
Lost Bus Passes
Sun 2 October
Mon 24 October
INSIDE THIS WEEK
Catholic College Bendigo
WELLSPRINGS OF MERCY
CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS
24 & 25 September 2016CCB Class of 1996 20-Year Reunion
The latest copy of the Alumni Newsletter is
now available online: http://www.ccb.vic.edu.
A special invitation to all the Youth of the Parish
to come to St Mary’s Church, Castlemaine
on Saturday 17th September at 4.30pm - 5.30pm.
Here at St Mary’s we are starting something new and we
invite you to join us.
Join us in entering into the Divine Mystery of the Eucharist
MS BARBARA LOMAS, ALUMNI OFFICER
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ACROSS OUR COLLEGE
LA VALLA NEWS
the school day. Students should be wearing their school shoes to school
and changing into their boots once they arrive.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Over recent weeks, I have had a number of complaints from a range
of sources about the poor behaviour of some of our students whilst
waiting for buses or travelling to and from school on their bus. I have
addressed this with all students and have emailed parents to ensure
that all students are aware of their responsibilities to themselves
and others when travelling to and from school. Ultimately, if students
cannot guarantee their behaviour whilst travelling on a bus, they will be
BEHAVIOUR EXPECTATIONS ON BUSES
This week we held Parent/Student/Teacher
Interviews, giving parents the important
opportunity to meet with their child’s teachers
and ensuring that they are informed about their
child’s learning. If you found it difficult to attend, I
encourage you to make time to meet with staff in
the near future.
In recent weeks, I have met with a number of student groups at La
Valla to discuss issues that relate directly to students. This has been a
rewarding experience and I will continue to work with these groups to
ensure that all students have a voice within their school. Issues that
have been discussed include, sporting facilities – particularly a need
for basketball rings, garden improvements, limiting rubbish in the yard
and continuing to maintain high levels of respect, care and support
among all students and staff. As a result of a meeting with the La Valla
House Leaders we will be installing a number of new basketball rings
over the September holidays. I have been incredibly impressed with
the articulate and perceptive students that I have met during these
In closing, I would like to congratulate all students who have
participated in a range of sporting, academic and creative pursuits of
late. I am always amazed by the talents within each and every one of
our students. Good luck to all those students participating in winter
sporting finals over the next couple of weekends.
MR LEN WATSON, DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS – LA VALLA
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
This Friday, 9 September the Musician of the Year
is being held in the Marian Theatre at 7.00pm.
Eighteen of our most outstanding music students
will be performing in the competition in the hope
of being named the 2016 Musician of the Year.
We wish the students all the very best for their
performances. Families are most welcome to
attend the Musician of the Year.
I must congratulate our La Valla Leaders and Heads of House for the
organisation of the lunchtime netball competition. It has been incredible
to watch the students umpire, organise and play in this activity. This
follows structured lunch activities in science, physical education and
the library. The students really enjoy these activities at lunch time and
I thank staff for the extra time it takes to provide these valuable and
Next Friday we celebrate Mercy Day. This is one of the few
opportunities for our community to gather as a whole College and
celebrate our foundation. Students always impress with their efforts to
dress up and I look forward to seeing the colour and outfits that appear.
YEAR 9 OUTWARD BOUND
Our Year 9 students have settled incredibly well back into the routine of
school after the Production. Congratulations to them all. In the final two
weeks of term, our Year 9 students have been preparing for Outward
Bound. All groups have been finalized and they now meet regularly
with their group leaders to ensure that all students are comfortable
and ready for their next adventure. Students are allowed to bring their
hiking boots to school until the end of term and wear them throughout
PARENT STUDENT TEACHER (PST) INTERVIEWS
This week we conducted our second round of interviews - thank you to
the families who took the opportunity to speak with teachers about the
progress of your children. Families are reminded that the reports are
available online for viewing at any time.
END OF TERM
Next Friday we look forward to finishing the term with our annual Mercy
Day celebrations. Students are encouraged to dress in their house
colour. There are many different activities and food stalls available on
the day. Proceeds of this event go to support the work of Mercy Works.
Students will be dismissed at 2.30pm next Friday 16 September.
YEAR 12 HOLIDAY STUDY
During the first week of the holidays many of the Year 12 classes will
be running practice sessions and extra study opportunities. I really
encourage students to prioritise these opportunities to ensure that they
are going to be prepared in the best possible way for their final weeks
of study and their exams. My thanks to the teachers who are giving up
part of their holidays to supervise these sessions and correct the work
UNIFORM TERM 4
The changeover from winter uniform to summer uniform will be
during the first two weeks of Term 4. During this time, students have
the option of wearing either their summer or winter uniform. At the
beginning of the third week, Monday 17 October, all students will be
required to wear their summer uniform. A reminder that students need
to wear the College hat with their summer uniform.
MR MICHAEL CHALKLEY, DEPUTY PRINCIPAL – DIRECTOR OF COOLOCK &
Year 12 Practice Exams
and September revision
Students undertaking Unit 4 subjects have all
been emailed a number of weeks ago a timetable
for revision classes which will be held in the first
week of the September holiday period. We greatly
appreciate the time that our teachers give up during this holiday period
to support student’s revision program in the lead up to the end of year
exams. We hope that all Year 12 students and Year 11’s undertaking a
unit 4 study will make full use of these revision sessions.
On our return to classes in Term 4 some arrangements will vary to
assist students in their revision for exams. The first significant change is
that Year 12 VCE students will be required to remain at school until 3.30
on Friday afternoons on the first two Friday’s of Term 4. Students will
be provided with options of participating in either Maths help, English
revision sessions or practice exams within other subject areas.
A practice exam process is also in place during the first three weeks
of Term 4. Students will be able to undertake practice exam sessions
within a range of subject areas of their choice if they have a study
period after lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursdays. These exam
sessions will be supervised by staff and will extend through to 5.15 pm
if required, which will enable students to complete a full Year 12 exam
matching the time allocated for that subject area for the end of year
A full overview of the expectations associated with the after lunch
practice exam program has been emailed to all students and parents.
This planning seeks to provide effective revision and practice to best
prepare students for the end of Year VCAA exams.
MR JOHN GEARY, DIRECTOR OF LEARNING AND TEACHING
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AMSSA Student Conference Mother Teresa
On September 24-28, the
Australasian Mercy Secondary
Schools Association (AMSSA)
Student Conference will be held in
Sydney. Two of our year 11 students,
Yohannes Basha (JR12) and Laura
Owins (CH12), have been selected
to attend this conference where they
will engage in an uplifting program
for young people to grow and deepen
their understanding of Mercy in our
contemporary world. The theme for
2016 is In the Year of Mercy; “Building
Bridges of Mercy”. We wish Yohannes
and Laura well on this wonderful
experience and look forward to hearing about their
time at the conference upon their return.
Caritas Just Leadership Day
Years 7 and 8
Day held by
It was a fabulous day with
students looking at a range of social
justice issues. Students explored
these through a variety of platforms
and then together as a College looked
at how we could better develop
awareness in our own Communities.
All schools were represented in
the Dioceses and all the students
participated with great enthusiasm and mingled
Winners of the Caritas Olympics:
Back: Jackson Fletcher MK2 & Emily Cook MY3
Front: Conner Beens MY1
Mother Teresa has been made a saint of the Roman
Catholic Church, 19 years after her death.
The ceremony to proclaim Mother Teresa, who is
recognised globally for her work with poor people in
the slums of Kolkata in India, drew 100,000 pilgrims
from around the world to St Peter’s Square in Vatican
Mother Teresa’s work is often described as ‘eloquent
witness to God’s closeness to the poorest of the poor’,
and Pope Francis emphasised this in his address to
the intent crowds.
The verses below reportedly were written on the
wall of Mother Teresa’s home for children in Calcutta,
India, and are widely attributed to her.
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and selfcentred. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior
motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends
and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be
honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy
overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good
Mercy Day is fast approaching, and
will be celebrated on the last day of
term (Friday 16 September). It is a
very significant day this year as it not
only recognises the Sisters of Mercy
contribution to education in the Sandhurst diocese,
but also acknowledges the 140th year of Mercy
Education in Bendigo during this Jubilee Year of Mercy.
The day will commence with a liturgy run by our
student leadership team, followed by a performance
that aims to highlight our Mercy heritage and
tradition, alongside the six Mercy Values.
Following the liturgy and performance the students
are provided with a ‘carnival’ atmosphere, whereby
they are encouraged to participate in numerous
activities and events targeted at all year levels. ’Rock
in the Quad’ will also not disappoint, as it provides
a time for students to relax and enjoy the talents of
others on display.
Food stalls and mission marts will also be in
abundance, as each Head of House is working
tirelessly with their House Captain to organise a day
that will appeal to all.
All proceeds raised from the day will be forwarded
on to Mercy Works, an organisation that supports
long term development projects in Australia and the
South-East Asia Pacific Region.
Students are encouraged to dress up in their house
colours to set the scene for a fun and eventful day!
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give
your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was
never between you and them anyway.
Stronger Retreat 2016
The 2016 Stronger Retreat is fast approaching! If
you enjoy being surrounded by positive, inspiring
young people then register now for this lifechanging experience. There will be guest speakers
and plenty of music and games!
Register: www.strongeryouth.com (registrations
close on September 2)
• When: September 16 - 18
• Where: Harrietville - transport available
• Age: 16+
• Cost: $165 – subsidies are available
For more details contact [email protected]
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Marian Theatre, Coolock
Catholic College Bendigo
invites you to join us in welcoming
Madeline Duckett rsm
to deliver the 2016 Marian Lecture
Mercy – the Gift, the Possibility and the
Challenge in a Universe Becoming.
Please join us for supper following the
lecture. Entry: $10; $5 concession.
Raising funds for Mercy Works. Tickets available at the door. Enquiries: Mrs Trish Schofield
03 5445 9100; [email protected]
Madeline Duckett is a Sister
of Mercy from Victoria with a
background in education, theology
and spirituality. She has experience
in secondary and tertiary teaching,
adult formation in Mercy Ethos,
and a range of experience in the
area of adult spirituality. Currently
she works as a spiritual director
and retreat facilitator around Australia and overseas.
Her writings include: Secret Places, Sacred Paths,
on prayer and environment; The Mystical Heart of
Catherine McAuley, reflections on aspects of the
life and spirituality of Catherine McAuley; and most
recently, Boots, Cracked Pots and a Place at The
Table–Mercy in a World Becoming, which offers
simple reflections on aspects of living a spirituality of
Mercy Works Wristbands
FAITH & MISSION
Funds raised throughout Term Three will be redirected
to Mercy Works, where they are then used to benefit
some of the most challenged people in Australia and
the South-East Asia Pacific region. However, this is
not the only we at Catholic College Bendigo support
Mercy Works as we are actively part of the ‘Break the
Chain’ initiative; a Mercy International Association
initiative to sell wristbands with all proceeds going
towards the work of Sisters of Mercy and the United
Nations in the fight to stop human trafficking.
A simple way to show
your support for this
important cause is to
purchase a wristband
for $4 each or 3 for $10
from Student Services at
La Valla or Coolock.
This year has been declared an Extraordinary Jubilee
Year of Mercy, and at Mercy Works this means
their work with some of the most challenged
communities across Papua New Guinea, TimorLeste and Australia is more important than ever.
With limited resources and many challenges, they
use determination, imagination and plain hard work
to achieve extraordinary results.
They seek to empower communities, helping them
to make informed decisions about their future and
to play a driving role in determining the support they
Term Three has seen our fundraising efforts shift
from the St Vincent De Paul Appeal to Mercy Works,
specifically the support of Indigenous projects in the
Northern Territory and Refugee support Nationwide.
Despite our country’s many advantages and
continued high rankings in Human Development
reports, many indigenous communities continue to
face significant disadvantages, especially in health,
education, housing and employment.
A nutrition program has been implemented once
a week to give parents and care givers a chance to
develop some skills around preparing and sharing
nutritious meals. The program also promotes
reading as a family activity as well as structured
play to help children develop social skills.
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A program has been initiated to help preschool
indigenous children at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
Catholic. Mercy Works are supporting better staff
to student ratios at the centre and helping provide
resources and facilities to assist the children as they
move into mainstream education.
Despite the small numbers of refugees in our
country, those attempting to build new lives here
Mercy Connect is a volunteer program, launched in
2008, that recruits, trains and supports volunteers
to assist school students and their families settle in
The Mamre Project
The Mamre Project works with refugee women
and their families in the outer Western Sydney and
Blacktown areas to develop their capability to grow
fresh food, improve language skills and enhance
Mercy House of Welcome
Mercy House of Welcome is a place for asylum
seekers to come together and receive support from
trained workers and volunteers. They help asylum
seekers in learn English, offer budget counselling
and provide non-perishable foods at no cost to help
their limited funds go further.
If you wish to read more about Mercy Works and
where our fundraising contributions are going,
information can be found on their website (http://
LEARNING & TEACHING
Frayne Speech Festival
Catholic College Bendigo hosted more than 200
guests from fourteen Mercy Colleges at the 21st
Annual Speech Festival on Friday, 16 August. Our
principal has made mention of this in his piece,
but I would like to recognise: the participation and
distance travelled by our guests; the commitment
and enthusiasm of all participants; the hard work
of our team coaches; the skill and guidance of
our adjudicators; the leadership of our student helpers on the day; and
the power of work by our College planning committee in preparing and
implementing a highly successful day. Well done!
Parent Student Teacher Interviews
Thanks to the many parents and students who attended our recent
Parent Student Teacher Interviews at Coolock. Your commitment
and support of your children’s learning is significant. As you know,
all interviews are now held in the Marian Gymnasium at Coolock. We
have made this decision to enable families to meet with teachers of
students at Coolock and La Valla in the same location. We welcome your
feedback regarding our interviews and any suggestion that you might
have regarding how we could improve this process. Please forward this
feedback to Mrs Carmel Smith via email [email protected] or call
Carmel at La Valla on 5449 3466.
KIND REGARDS,MR TIM EDWARDS, DEPUTY PRINCIPAL – LEARNING &
Winner: Emmanuel College, Warrnambool
Runners Up: Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg, Vic.
Debating Best Speaker: Ashleigh Brooks, Sacred Heart College,
Winner: Pauline Chiwawa, St Brigid’s College, Lesmurdie, W.A.
Runner Up: Akyra Tran from St Aloysius College, North Melbourne, Vic.
Runners up: Catholic College Bendigo, Vic.
The topics were:
"That our sports people are not good role models."
"That computers are negatively impacting students learning."
TEAM: Sam Kane and Benjamin O’Brien
Topic: Boundless plains to share
Sam and Ben spoke about the plight of refugees and how as Australians
if we are going to be true to the words of our national anthem then we
should have a more welcoming immigration policy.
TEAM: Macy Caddy, Angel-Ann Crowe, Ehlana Dodge-Evett, Nikkita
House, Matthew McDonald, Zoe Murphy, Maddison Rutter, Darquell
Shearer, December Taw Thoo, Ma Aye Tha, Isabelle Turner, Meghan
Wardell and Paige Wilkinson
The Catholic College Bendigo Voice Choir worked incredibly hard this
year to prepare two spoken word pieces for the competition: From Little
Things Big Things Grow and Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing. The choir had
thirteen members this year and faced some intense competition from
four other Mercy schools. All of their committed rehearsing paid off, as
they made it into the finals and then placed second overall on the day.
The judges commented on how close the scores were between the
winning team from St Aloysius and Catholic College Bendigo.
MS TRINA WILSON AND MISS JESSICA O’BRIEN
Winner: St Aloysius College, North Melbourne, Vic.
TEAM: Emily Chiber, Kathleen Cuento, Louise Cuento, Miguel Johnston
and Brody McDowell
Congratulations to the choir for all their hard work, creativity and
FESTIVAL RESULTS 2016
"I had such a great time taking
part in the Frayne Speech Festival
this year– especially being able to
engage in friendly competition with
other students from Mercy Colleges
throughout Victoria, and Western
Australia. I not only enjoyed being
able to speak at the festival, but also
being able to listen to other students
present – and the many different
ideas that they had from the topics
they spoke on. It was such a wonderful
day, with involvement from so many
students." SAM KANE MK9
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I was recently asked to review
a book for Communication
Matters, a Sandhurst CEO
publication for Schools in the
Diocese. Beautiful Failures by
Lucy Clark is not only relevant
for educators but parents as
it highlights once again the
importance of a collaborative
approach to a child’s education. Please find below
the review and I hope we see you at Parent/Teacher/
Student interviews this week!
BEAUTIFUL FAILURES by Lucy Clark
Lucy Clark, a senior editor at Guardian Australia,
wrote this book as a result of her daughter who
struggled everyday through her high school years.
It is an investigation into the meaning of ‘success’
in secondary schools and the pressure imposed on
students by numerous sources.
It is no secret that mental health problems
experienced by teenagers are becoming endemic,
particularly those suffering from anxiety. Lucy
examines and challenges the definition of ‘success’ in
educational terms, questioning how we educate and
the purpose of what would seem a spiral of increasing
pressure for our students. The pressure to perform
and get that elusive ATAR is having a long term
adverse effect on the mental health of our youth and
This fascinating read is a sobering reality check
on patterns of parenting and the anxiety that
competition can create. She examines the very
essence of competition through a plethora of reliable
sources and concludes that our obsession with
keeping score actually restricts one’s ability to work in
true collaboration and undermines innovation. Clark
talks about ‘Big Picture’ schools such as Templestowe
College and its achievements in embracing true
personalized learning by throwing away the rule book
Other topics within the current educational structure
that are examined are the crucial role of the
compassionate teacher and the increasing challenges
that teachers are battling to reflect their values and
that all important empathy in the classroom; the
myth that school mirrors an adult work place; the
importance on focusing on what is right with our
students rather than what is wrong through the
benefits of positive education.
This unique insight from a parent who battled with
a system that failed to recognize her daughter as
a whole person and a society that measures how
it values a student by one number that they get at
the end of thirteen years of schooling. Personally,
my own children coped with the rigours that a
mainstream, competitive education offers, however,
looking at how this same educative process was so
damaging to another family was an absorbing, eyeopening read.
MRS SALLIE BURKE-MULLER, DEPUTY PRINCIPAL WELLBEING & ADMINISTRATION
Talking to children
about mental illness
A workshop for parents
Talking openly about me
ntal illness within familie
s can be a good
way to support your child
ren and help them to un
rstand what is
happening. How much pa
rents want to tell is a pe
This workshop is designe
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ardians make an
informed decision abou
t what to tell their child
, and provide
guidance and support aro
und what and how much
When: Thursday 6 th Oct
Where: 8 Olinda St. Bend
To register or for more inf
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5454 7757 or email fhaym
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Sandhurst Arts On Show
Year 12 Visual
The Year 12 Visual Communication Design students
have submitted their Final Presentations for their SAT
folios. The final designs look amazing. Well done.
Below and top right: Alexander Rothmeier MK11
Middle right: Samuel Kelly MK10
Below right: Teal Annett-McClellan CH9
On Wednesday 31 August, the two dance troupes
from the Grease production travelled to Shepparton
to attend a dance workshop with other performers
from the Sandhurst diocese. We developed our skills
and learnt choreography for Michael Jackson’s The
Man in the Mirror. We then performed this dance at
Sandhurst’s Arts on Show as well as a medley of our
Grease dances. We gathered with other several other
primary and secondary schools for this event. This
was a great experience as we enjoyed being involved
and meeting other people from across the diocese.
GEORGIA WARDEN AND KAITLYN SMITH
Stage Door Performers
After attending a performing arts camp in Harrietville
at the end of Term Two, four of Catholic College
Bendigo’s talented performers spent three days in
Shepparton for the Sandhurst Arts on Show held
on Wednesday 31 August. These three days were a
culmination of their work from the camp, as each day
these students, along with other performers from
the diocese, presented pieces of Drama, Dance and
Song from the musical Pippin to audiences of primary
and secondary students, parents and dignitaries from
across the Sandhurst Diocese.
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Media Studies Wrap: Roll Camera!
Year 10 Visual Communication
VCE MEDIA Unit 2 students spent Tuesday 30 August on a Film and
Television experience at La Trobe University and Family Feud. The focus
of the excursion was to cover the Learning Outcome ‘Media Industry
Production’ and gain firsthand knowledge about Australian Media
Organisations. La Trobe hosted students on a tour of the Bundoora
Campus, and a practical workshop in a Film Studio setting.
White Ribbon Day is an international campaign and calls for men across
Australia to speak out against violence against women. The Year 10
Visual Communication Design students entered designs for the White
Ribbon Day T-shirt Competition for the Bendigo area, which is open to
students at secondary and tertiary education levels. There were roughly
seventy entries and two designs were selected from Catholic College
Bendigo - Benjamin Wilkinson (VT11, pictured left) and Jonah Nichols
(BK10, right). Well done boys, amazing effort.
The practical experience was to make a simulated news broadcast and
required them do all the production roles of a traditional News Feature.
This included, news anchor, sports anchor, weather reporter, camera
operator, and technical roles such as director, producer, sound engineer
and operating the teleprompter.
Following this, students went to NEP Studios in Southbank to take part
in the taping of three Family Feud episodes. The filming was vital to
allow students to see what they had experienced a La Trobe happening
in a real-life situation. Students were able to speak with members of
the production team about how they got into the field. Students are
keen to see these episodes air on 13, 14 and 16 October and discover
the difference between what was filmed and what makes 'the cut’.
Below are some of the students' responses to the day.
MR PETER HUGHES, MEDIA TEACHER
"It was an incredible experience, so much fun."
"I was so excited to be in the audience to watch Family Feud being
filmed – go Grant Denyer you legend!"
"I enjoyed learning about the courses offered at La Trobe University, I
was really interested in the Sports Journalism."
"One of the best excursions I’ve been on."
"It was great to get firsthand experience in a real live studio."
"I loved using the equipment and learning how to produce the News."
"The Family Feud warm up guy was really funny."
"Thanks to Mr Peter Hughes for organising the experience."
The Chef’s Hat award from two weeks ago goes to Megan Wardell
(MK7) and Austin Boyd (MK7) who worked well as a team to produce
a crispy chicken Caesar salad and lemon meringue pie, scoring 9.5/10.
They coordinated the timing well to have both courses ready ahead of
time. Well done.
VCE MEDIA UNIT 2 STUDENTS
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YEAR 12 VTAC APPLICATIONS REMINDER
All Students are expected to put on a VTAC Application with their
course preferences. Timely applications close on 29 September. Please
remember, once applications are put online, you can still change your
course preferences until late December. If you need assistance or would
like an appointment, please contact the Careers Office 8:30 – 4:00pm in
person or by email.
YEAR 12 SEAS and Scholarships REMINDER
VTAC SEAS and Scholarship applications are still Open. All students
wishing to have a staff member write a Supporting Statement must
have contacted them and discussed their SEAS by now.
La Trobe University’s Vice Chancellor’s
Excellence Scholarship 2017
We have been invited to nominate up to
two high achieving students for La Trobe
University’s Vice Chancellor’s Excellence
Scholarship for 2017 admission. This will
be awarded to a high-achieving Catholic College Bendigo student who
is expected to be in the top 10 per cent of their Year 12 student cohort,
based on Year 11 results and Semester 1 results in Year 12.
Please read the eligibility criteria attached in the brochure carefully
(available in the Careers Office). If you meet the criteria and are
interested in applying for this scholarship, please collect an application
form. The internal submission date for this application form is lunchtime
Wednesday 7 October.
Ten scholarships, valued at $5000 each, are
awarded to students completing Year 12 in 2016
who enrol at Federation University Australia in
2017. The scholarship will be awarded based on a student’s overall
academic performance, contribution to their school and community and
the supporting statement from the School Principal. For application
forms, please call into the Careers Office.
IN OTHER NEWS
Huge demand for bilingual law graduates: The following is taken
from Australia National University – “The globalization of Australia’s
professional services firms has created unprecedented demand for law
graduates with Asian language skills. With Asian economies expected
to account for almost 50% of global economics output by 2025, this is a
trend that is set to continue well into the next decade.
Environmental Science at RMIT
From 2017, students will be able to choose from the
following minors in the Bachelor of Environmental
Science – Environmental Biology, Environmental
Chemistry, Geoscience (Engineering), and Geospatial
Science. For information about the course, go to http://bit.ly/2bY0McG
News from Monash University
Science precinct tour: If you missed
Open Day, you can book a Monash
Science precinct tour during the
September holidays, http://bit.ly/2c5RQ6U
Free VCE exam preparation lectures- Science, Physics, Chemistry,
Biology, Maths Methods and Specialist Maths, http://bit.ly/2c5RQ6U
Just a reminder for students going out in October that all
paperwork needs to be completed and returned to the
Careers Office by the end of term. If in doubt, please call in.
New Bachelor of Arts/Masters vertical double degrees: In four years
you can complete a Bachelor + Master degree instead of 5. Your Master
program will relate to your undergraduate major specialisation, http://
Federation University Scholarships
Mr Ben Goode ([email protected]
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Mrs Mehgan Dic
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Mrs Sarah Duckett (sduck
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New Indigenous Entry Scheme: This new scheme guarantees
Indigenous applicants an offer into a range of course with an ATAR
of 50+, the required course prerequisites, and completion of a
supplementary form, http://bit.ly/2bNJhyA
Take CTRL: This is a full day event for students in Years 11 and 12 who
are passionate about IT. It will be held on Tuesday 27 September at
the Clayton campus. For information and to register, go to http://bit.
Bachelor of International Business: This course is offered in trimesters
meaning students complete the degree in two years as opposed to
three. From 2017, students will be able to combine the degree with a
Bachelor of Arts and complete both courses in three years as opposed
to four, http://bit.ly/1TU0W1n
Science in the City: RMIT invites students and parents to tour their
start-of-the-art learning laboratories at the City Campus on Monday
19 September between 11am – 2pm. RMIT offer science courses in
biology, biotechnology chemistry, environmental science, food science,
nanotechnology, and physics. Please register at http://bit.ly/2brJOpi
Have you considered Nuclear Medicine?
RMIT has arranged free workplace visits for Year
11-12 students interested in finding out more
about the role Nuclear Medicine Technologists play
in the investigation, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease.
The workplace visits will be held Thursday 22 September and Friday
23 September at St Vincent’s Hospital or the Austin Hospital. For
information and to register, go to http://bit.ly/2aTHyIX
Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Zoo
Zoos Victoria present a day of activities
where you get to work alongside their Zoo
Keepers and Vets. You will be able to: help
with food preparation, assist with animal enrichment, listen to Keeper
talks, do animal health checks and handle animals safely.
Healesville Sanctuary events
Zoo Keeper for a Day: 20, 21, 27 & 28 September, http://bit.ly/1K3ILl3
Vet for a Day: 22 & 29 September, http://bit.ly/1K3ILl3
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Zoo Keeper for a Day: 20, 22, 26 & 28 September, http://bit.ly/1vornA4
ENGenuITy 2016: for Year 10 girls who are interested in engineering
and information technology (IT). This event will be held at the Clayton
campus on Wednesday 28 September. For information and to register,
go to http://bit.ly/2b9OUYn
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Westpac Scholarship Program:
Westpac offers the following two scholarships, which are targeted to
young people finishing school:
Young Technologists Scholarship
Social Change Fellowship
You can also study digital media courses at other Victorian institutes
Bachelor of Design (Digital Media), RMIT: http://bit.ly/2bQKzrJ
Bachelor of Design (majoring in Digital Media Design), Swinburne
For information about each scholarship and to find out if you are eligible
to apply, go to http://bit.ly/1NIn8NS
Bachelor of Digital Media, Australian Catholic University, http://bit.
Passionate about Information Technology?
Bachelor of Creative Industries (majoring in Digital Media), Victoria
The following three universities
offer Bachelor of Information
Technology Industry Scholarship
Interested in Marine Science?
Swinburne University: recipients
receive 40 weeks of industry experience and a $40 000 industry funded
La Trobe University: students who receive entry into the Bachelor of
Information Technology (Professional) receive an annual scholarship
and depending on the campus (Melbourne or Bendigo), a year of paid
industry experience, or a $20 000 industry based scholarship, http://bit.
Are you an Elite Athlete?
Did you know that some universities have entry schemes that enable
you to receive bonus aggregate VCE/HSC or ATAR points and/or
additional consideration through the selection process? The following
are examples of universities that offer bonus schemes:
University of Melbourne, http://bit.ly/2bXqxMh
Marine Science and Marine Biology courses are offered at the following
institutes in Victoria, Tasmania and Canberra:
Australian Catholic University, http://bit.ly/2bP9VI3
Are you interested in studying teaching?
Deakin University offers bonus aggregate VCE points for applicants
that can demonstrate they have capabilities related to suitability for
teaching. To apply, you will need to fill out the Personal Statement on
the VTAC website after you apply for the eligible course/s, http://bit.
New Digital Media courses at Macleay College,
From 2017, Macleay will be offering the new Diploma and Bachelor of
Digital Media. The courses have been developed in conjunction with
industry leaders from Animal Logic, Barnum Group, Stamford, Soap
Creative and Columbia University. These courses will suit students
interested in social media, communications, digital marketing and video
At the RMIT Flight Training Open Day on 11
September, you will be able to:
Learn about the RMIT Associate Degree in Aviation – Professional Pilot
Talk to experienced flight instructors about the range of career
opportunities in aviation
Have a guided tour of RMIT’s dedicated flight training facility at Point
View examples from their fleet of planes
See professionals from the nearby RAAF museum at work in a thrilling
flying display (weather permitting)
For information and to RSVP, go to http://bit.ly/2bPdU7o
Australian Maritime College, Launceston, Tasmania, http://bit.
Deakin University, Warrnambool and Geelong Waurn Ponds, http://bit.
University of Melbourne, http://bit.ly/2bHlBch
Australia National University, Canberra, http://bit.ly/1e0fHSY
University of Tasmania (UTAS) Advice Nights
To find out about the courses you are interested
in, you can attend Advice Nights at UTAS
campuses in September. For dates and locations,
go to http://bit.ly/2bYSaVs
Free VCE exam revision lectures:
Victoria University is running free VCE exam revision lectures during
September for Year 11 and 12 students studying Unit 3+4 subjects. For
a list of dates, venues and subjects covered, go to http://bit.ly/2bQe1iT
La Trobe University, http://bit.ly/1HcjWHt
Interested in becoming a pilot?
Monday 9 January. You will be able to explore careers in engineering,
live on campus at the University and participate in amazing activities.
Applications close 25 September, http://bit.ly/2a7KXjM
Macleay College Information Evening
will be held on Wednesday 14 September at the Melbourne campus.
For information and to RSVP, go to http://bit.ly/2c6QwOG
School Holiday Workshops at Macleay College: Year 11 and 12 students
are invited to participate in September school holiday workshops in the
following course areas: 21: Journalism, 22: Business Marketing and 22:
Advertising and Media. For information and to book your place, go to
DATES FOR YOUR CALE
11: RMIT Flight Training
Open Day, Point Cook, RM
13: Inside Monash Sem
inar Series, Teaching, Cla
yton campus, http://
13 - 15: ConocoPhillips
Science Experience, Sw
13 - 15: Advice Night, Sw
inburne University, Hawth
orn (13) and
Wantirna (15) campuses,
15: Portfolio Informatio
n Evening, Deakin Unive
19 - 25: NIDA drama wo
rkshops, Melbourne, htt
21: Science in City Lab Tou
r, RMIT, City, http://bit.ly
20 - 22: ConocoPhillips
Science Experience, Fed
22 - 23: Nuclear Medicine
Workplace Visits – St Vin
22, 23: Audition Mastercla
ss, Federation Universit
y, Ballarat, http://
7: Monash Art, Design and
Architecture (MADA) foli
28: Industry Experience
Day, Academy of Interac
28: ENGenuITy 2016, Mo
nash University, Clayton
Campus, Year 10
female students, http://bi
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SCHOOL SPORT VICTORIA: STATE FINALS
Huge congratulations to our Year 7 Netball team for being State
Champions in 2016! What a privilege it has been to have coached,
watched and admired this wonderful team! The girls were amazing
sports, always encouraging, humble in victory and quietly determined to
be the best they could be. Their versatility, resilience and courage mixed
with their amazing skill level and mature play was a delight to witness.
Each girl, when given their chance to shine stepped up and played a vital
role in our team. Each and every one of you should be proud of yourself
and your team mates. Thanks for always putting in 100% and being
an awesome team to coach. Thanks also to our ‘groupies’, our families
for trekking around the countryside to cheer us on, pick up our tops,
score, find the missing balls, re-fill drinks, offering plenty of laughs and
support. We couldn’t have done it without you all!
Year 7 Netball State Champions
MRS SHARNA FRAWLEY, COACH
SCHOOL SPORT VICTORIA: STATE FINALS
Year 8 Netball Finalists
The second game was a lot closer against Melbourne Girls College,
again with a tight first quarter. Thankfully we pulled it together and took
the win, 17 to 13.
We played Catholic College Wodonga in our last pool match. After yet
another slow start, we pulled back from 5 goals down to win by 2.
We were up against last year’s winners Wonthaggi Secondary College
in the semi-final. This was our hardest game all day. Unfortunately, we
lost, missing out on a place in the grand final.
Overall, we all had a good day and played our hardest. Thanks to Mrs
Kingsley and all the girls for a great year of netball.
MEG BANFIELD VT4 & DARCEY LLOYD BK4
Today was the culmination of three months of competition. The girls
have trained hard, played great netball and have been outstanding
ambassadors of our College throughout the entire season. Their
sportsmanship has always been of the highest standard. Every player
made a significant contribution to the success of the team. I have been
very privileged to take this very talented and dedicated group of girls to
state finals in two separate competitions. Congratulations girls.
MRS KATE KINGSLEY
Back (L-R) Mrs Sharna Frawley (Coach) Tiahna Leader (MY1) Tahlee O’Keefe (MY1)
Deanna Duane (CH2) Piper Dunlop (VT1) Layla Day (VT1) Abbey Clohesy (MK2)
Front (L-R) Carissa Brook (MK2) Nikita Matthews (MY2) Meg McCarthy (VT1)
Amelia Moon-Manning (BK1)
On Monday 5 September, the Year 7 & Year 8 netball teams left
Bendigo at 5.45am to go to the School Sport Victoria State Finals at
the Waverley Netball Centre. We were to play games of four 7-minute
quarters. Our very first game was played against Trinity College Colac
and we won 21-15 in a great team effort. Next we played Melbourne
Girls College and with swift passing and amazing defence we won 2811. We were getting a little tired with the length of games and warm
conditions but we went on to beat Galen Catholic College, Wangaratta
30-6, a game highlighted by accurate shooting and open play
throughout the court. We were excited, as having three wins meant we
finished on top of our pool of four teams and we looked forward to the
Semi-finals, knowing that we were in the top four of the state.
In the Semi-final we played Williamstown High School. They were a
strong team, but with perseverance and a ‘never say die’ attitude we
chipped away and were able to get on top of them, winning 22-17.
We were now in the State Grand Final, and playing Trinity College
Colac (again). In the first half it was very close, but once we found our
confidence across the court and believed we could do it, we went on
to win convincingly 32-14, giving us the privilege of being State Year
7 Champions for 2016. We were all very tired, but so excited with our
win and our efforts. We would like to thank our coach Mrs Frawley for
helping us to improve and for a great netball season.
LAYLA DAY VT1 & CARISSA BROOK MK2
The Catholic College Bendigo Community
The Catholic College Bendigo Community
is invited to the
is invited to the
Tim Ledwidge Memorial
Back: Bridget Turner CH3, Bronte McConnachie MK3, Holly Normoyle CH3, Tess
Keating CH3, Georgia Smith CH4, Mrs Kate Kingsley
Front: Meg Banfield VT4, Darcey Lloyd BK4, Livia Rosaia VT4, Ruby Turner CH4,
Cailin Green JR4
The Year 8 netball team went to School Sport Victoria State Finals at
the Waverley Netball Centre in Melbourne on Monday 5 September.
From over 400 teams that played in the qualifying tournaments, we had
made it to the last 8.
Our first game was against St Brigid’s College, Horsham. After a tight
start, we were only one goal ahead at the quarter time. We let our
nerves settle and converted our turnovers, winning 26 to 13.
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Monday 12 September 2016
Marian Centre Theatre, Coolock
6.15pm for a 6.30pm start
Pizza, Sandwiches, Slices and drinks will be
of the Vote Count
to Maree Pearce
Monday 5 September by calling 5445 9100 or email
6.15pm for a 6.30pm start
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SPORTS NEWS: STATE FINALS
when we get to play as the top age team. All girls represented the
College with pride, amazing sportsmanship and terrific humility and
should be proud of themselves.
Thanks to Mrs Frawley for being an amazing and supportive coach
throughout our whole journey to get to where we are today. We are
looking forward to playing State Finals in September!
AMELIA MOON-MANNING BK1 & TIAHNA LEADER MY1
NETBALL VICTORIA SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Year 8 Netball
6-9 against eventual winners, Ballarat and Claredon College. Although
we finished down the table, our worst loss of the day was just 3 goals.
The girls did a super job and gained a lot of valuable experience. We
are looking forward to competing at School Sport Victoria State finals in
HOLLY NORMOYLE CH3 AND GEORGIA SMITH CH4
VICTORIAN CLAY SHOOTING ASSOCIATION
VICTORIAN SCHOOL STUDENTS FINAL
Clay Target Shooting
Back (L-R) Piper Dunlop (VT1) Abbey Clohesy (MK2) Tahlee O’Keefe (MY1) Tiahna
Leader (MY1) Deanna Duane (CH2) Layla Day (VT1)
Front (L-R) Amelia Moon-Manning (BK1) Meg McCarthy (VT1) Carissa Brook
(MK2) Nikita Matthews (MY2) Mrs Sharna Frawley (Coach)
NETBALL VICTORIA SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Year 7 Netball
On Friday 26 August our Year 7 Girls Netball team participated in the
2016 Netball Victoria Schools Championships Junior Finals Day at the
State Netball and Hockey Centre in Parkville. As a Year 7 team we were
excited but also a little interested seeing how we would go playing
against mainly Year 8 teams in the Junior Section.
The first game was against Sacred Heart College, Yarrawonga, and after
a slow, nervous start the end result was a draw (8-8). The second game
we won 16-5 against Carey Baptist Grammar. The third game wasn’t
our best game, losing 12-2 to a physically stronger MacKillop College
Werribee. Fourth game was another 8-8 draw against Padua College
Mornington. Our fifth game against Geelong Grammar was a much
better game, winning 9-3. After a short rest we came out firing in our
sixth game against Alkira Secondary College winning 19-5. Our second
last game was against Trinity College Colac which was a tough, close
game, eventually winning 6-4. Our last game against Braemar College
was a ‘must win’ to keep our chances of making Semi-finals alive. We
went on to win 10-7 but missed the Semi’s by 2 points (half a game!)
An amazing team effort saw the girls just miss being in the top four
junior teams in Victoria, but filled us with enthusiasm for next year
Georgia Smith CH4, Tess Keating CH3, Bridget Turner CH3, Holly Normoyle CH3,
Bronte McConnachie MK3, Livia Rosaia VT4
Mrs Kate Kingsley, Cailin Green JR4, Darcey Lloyd BK4, Ruby Turner CH4, Meg
On Friday 26 August, our team headed to Melbourne to compete at the
Netball Victoria Schools Championships Finals.
Our first game was against the mighty St Francis Xavier College
which we lost by 9-7. Determined to win against St Pauls Anglican
Grammar School, we came out on top with a creditable score of 13-2.
Unfortunately, we weren’t able to continue our winning streak as we
narrowly lost our next two games.
Excited for a win against Clonard College, we won 9-4. A tight game
was played against Rowville Secondary College with us losing 4-7. We
were able to get back into fifth position winning by 7 goals in each of
our two next games. Unfortunately, we ended the day with a loss of
Matisse Appleby JR12, Sarah Appleby JR7, Connor Mulquiny MY8, Patrick
Hansford JR6 and Jordan Roberts VT7
Our Catholic College Bendigo trapshooters had a great day at the Clay
Target Shooting state finals competition on Monday 5 September at
Woodvale. Our team of five placed second for the day, which was an
Sarah Appleby also competed in the Senior Girls Competition and
was in a shoot off for third place in the senior girls event. She did not
win, however her achievement in getting this far was still fantastic.
The students had fun day and represented the College with pride.
Congratulations to all involved.
MRS MONA FORBES, TEAM MANAGER
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Year 8 Girls Basketball
SCHOOL SPORT VICTORIA: SANDHURST DIVISION
Year 7 Boys Basketball
YEAR 7 BOYS: Back Row L-R: Xavier Cole MK2, Lachlan O’Brien MY2, Yai Yai JR1,
Jackson Fletcher MK2
Front Row L-R: Rhys Bolton MK2, Harvey Gallagher MY1, Jack Stewart CH1,
Harrison Welch BK1, Lincoln White VT1, James Duke CH1
YEAR 7 GIRLS: Back Row L-R: Piper Dunlop VT1, Abbey Clohesy MK2, Emily
Collins MK2, Jessica Abe BK2, Miss Eleanor Haring (Coach)
Front Row L-R: Ellie Vlaeminck MK2, Meg McCarthy VT2, Tiahna Leader MY1,
Varlee Nihill VT1
Year 8 Boys Basketball
On 1 September the Year 8 girls’ basketball team competed in the
Sandhurst Sports Association Junior Basketball tournament, which was
held at the Bendigo stadium.
The Year 7 boys day began with a great win against Weeroona, and
this gave them confidence going forward and really set them up for the
day. Further wins eventuated against Girton and East Loddon, as well
as Castlemaine. This then placed the boys at the top of their Pool, and
gave them a place in the Grand Final.
The first game was an enjoyable game to play, winning against
Weeroona College 38 to 1. It was a great start to the day and our good
form followed through to our next game against Castlemaine where we
won 45 to 8. Our following game we convincingly defeated East Loddon
with the score being 45 to 0.
The Grand final was against Crusoe College. The match was tough
early, but then the boys began to work together as a team and played
some really good basketball enabling them to take the win 25 – 10. It
was a super result. Congratulations to all involved. Special thanks to Mr
Jontee Brown who gave up his time and coached the boys.
Year 7 Girls Basketball
The Year 7 girls team competed in 3 pool games and one final. The first
round we had a convincing win, defeating Weeroona College 58 - 7.
In our next game we played Castlemaine, we had good defence which
helped us get the win 42- 3. Our last pool game was against Girton. We
started off strong, which helped us get the lead to beat them 44 - 4.
We had then qualified for the grand final against Marist College. This
was a hard fought game, however we were able to work well together
as a team for the whole match and won 23 - 5.
Overall we had a very fun day and came home victorious. Thanks to
Miss Haring for being our coach.
YEAR 8 GIRLS: Back Row L-R: Mrs Rachel Winfield (Coach), Brianna Harris JR3,
Ruby Turner CH4, Bridget Turner CH3, Georgia Smith CH4
Front Row L-R: Madeline Marks JR4, MEVE Tupper JR4, Meg Banfield VT4, Lily
McMahon CH3, Sahara Rodda BK4
YEAR 8 BOYS: Back Row L-R: Brodie Hartland BK3, Mason Wakefield CH3, Aiden
Young BK3, Campbell Rowland CH4, Cooper Smith JR4
Front Row L-R: Jyanni Pollard-Carroll MK3, Samuel Conforti BK4, Benjamin Collins
MK3, Tain Piercy JR3, Nathan Walker BK3
The Year 8 boys enjoyed great success in their three pool matches
defeating Weeroona College, Girton Grammar School and East Loddon
College. This enabled them to qualify for the Final which was to be
played against Bendigo South East. It was a really hard fought match
with both sides having periods of dominance. In the end, Bendigo South
East College took control of the match and went on to win 14 – 17. It
was a great game, and although the end result was a loss, it was still a
great day for everyone. Thanks to Mr Driscoll for coaching.
The fourth game we played was against Girton. As there were no
semi-finals, the teams on the top of each pool would play off in the
grand final, so we had to win to finish top. In the end we won 33 to 18,
however the first half of that game was very close, with the scores
being level at half time.
In the grand final we played an exciting game against BSE. We won, 25
to 8. That made us Division Champions and qualified us for the Loddon
Mallee finals to be played in Bendigo early in Term 4 - can’t wait! Great
RUBY TURNER AND BRIDGET TURNER
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SCHOOL SPORT VICTORIA:
BENDIGO REGION FOOTBALL
U14 Best & Fairest Awards
Years 7 and 8
Boys and Girls
Special congratulations to two of our Year 8 students
who received Best & Fairest Awards in the U14
Bendigo Region competition.
Sam Conforti (BK4, pictured left) received the Best
& Fairest Award for Division 1 and Jimmy Gadsden
(MK4, right) received the Best & Fairest Award for
On Thursday 1 September, Years 7 and 8 boys and
girls participated in the Sandhurst Division Table
Tennis at the Eaglehawk Stadium.
YEAR 7 BOYS: Flynn McGuckian CH1, Harry McKinley MY1,
Tully Dunlop MK2, Myles Livingston MY2, Jesse Delves VT2
The Year 7 girls played three rounds, with challenging
matches against Bendigo South East, Girton and
Marist. Deanna Duane impressed with her serving
and consistency while Lily Roberts-Reynolds showed
great improvement throughout the day in her debut.
The Year 7 boys performed well throughout the day
winning four of their five rounds coming second to
Bendigo South East. Jesse Delves and Harry McKinley
paired well showing great teamwork.
Sam plays for Sandhurst Seniors, U14 & Jimmy plays
for Marong-Maiden Gully, U14s.
Well done boys!
YEAR 8 BOYS: Back L-R: Conor O’Farrell MY3, Will Edwards
BK4, Noah Walsh CH3
Front: Jimmy Gadsden MK4
The Year 8 girls had a tremendous day playing
strongly throughout and winning all of their six
rounds. Clare McCarthy showed excellent skills with
Madison Osborn backing her up with great placement
of the ball around the court.
The Year 8 boys were successful in three of their six
matches. Jimmy Gadsden and Noah Walsh put in very
strong performances in all areas of the game.
Congratulations to all of the students who
participated with great sportsmanship and manners
exhibited throughout the day.
The final results were:
YEAR 7 GIRLS: Demi Taylor MY2, Melea McKay MY2, Deanna
Duane CH2, Lillian Roberts-Reynolds MY2
Year 7 Girls
Year 7 Boys 2nd
Year 8 Girls 1st
Year 8 Boys 2nd
YEAR 8 GIRLS: Clare McCarthy JR4, Madison Osborn MY3,
Georgia Rainey CH4, Meg Johns CH3, Ella Blandford CH3
Thank you to Mrs Sue Hadlow and Ms Geraldine
Congratulations to the teams!
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Open On Monday 20th June Onward
cnr Barkly St & View St, Bendigo
Phone (03) 5441 4469
Excludes school holidays, public holidays
and student-free days.
Tuesdays: 11.00 am - 5.00 pm
Fridays: 11.00 am - 5.00 pm
Closed on Saturdays during Term 3
Last day open for Term 3 is Friday 16 September.
Closed for the holidays.
Re-opening on Monday 3 Oct from 8.00am-1pm.
College scarves now available $20; beanies
$12.95; gloves $7.25; umbrellas $9.
Open - Monday Tuesday Wednesday + Thursday
Mornings - 8am till 9am
Lunchtimes - 1pm till 2pm
Pricing - $3.50 Coﬀee and Hot Chocolate
UG1 Near the Home Ec Rooms
Lay-by available. Phone orders welcome for
students to collect, if parents unable to shop
Any queries please do not hesitate to contact the
uniform shop directly on 5441 4469.
Kangaroo Flat Cricket
Junior Registration Night
for ages 9 - 17
Tuesday 13 September, 5.00 - 6.00pm
Social Rooms, Dower Park
Brett Scholes - Junior Coordinator 0438 411 373
or [email protected]
Bendigo Little Athletics
Interested in TENNIS?
The Bendigo Tennis Association are taking individual
and team entries for all competition formats for
2016/17 summer season, which kicks off from the week
of Monday 3rd October. We offer playing opportunities
for players of all ages and standards, including:
Juniors (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat)
Midweek ladies (Tues, Wed & Thurs AM)
Saturday afternoon Seniors,
Veterans (Monday AM)
Night Comps (Men, Ladies, Mixed)
Anyone wishing to participate is encouraged to contact
the William Loud Tennis Complex on 5442 5744, visit
the website or email [email protected]
Nominations for summer teams close mid September.
Register now at:
Girls Can Shred
XtremeInc Youth Projectsin partnership with
Mount Alexander Shire Council, Macedon Ranges
Shire Council and the City of Greater Bendigo, are
running GIRL focused beginner workshops to help
you get up on your board and shredding.
‘Girls Can Shred’ aim to empower and promote
leadership, focusing on individual level and
promoting women’s skateboarding, whist having a
hoot! No experience needed, just a great attitude
Booking fee $25pp for 11/2 hour workshop
plus Prizes, Games/ Activities, Demo’s by the
LANBROHINI SKATE TEAM and a BBQ & group
shred at the end!
Little Athletics involves track and field events for
children of all abilities ages between 5 and 15
held Saturday mornings and some Friday nights
beginning on Friday 7 & Saturday 8 October at the
Athletics Track, Retreat Road, Flora Hill, Bendigo.
Street Art workshop also available at Castlemaine
only 12pm (all welcome)
Registration is on-line at www.lavic.com.au . The
season fee is $130.00. Pick-up of registration
pack and number patch is Wednesday 5 October
4-6pm at the Athletics Track.
Castlemaine Skatepark: Thursday 29 September
For more detailed information visit www.
athleticsbendigo.org.au or email [email protected]
Book your spot at : www.trybooking.com/MZHF
Group booking/ Discounts available.
Eaglehawk Skatepark: Wednesday 28 September
Kyneton Skatepark: Friday 30 September
Ages: 10 - 25 years welcome
BYO Skateboard and we’ll supply the safety
gear B-). Please contact us if you would like a
For more information and to register please
contact Jodie Hearn on 0407 643 495 or email
CATHOLIC COLLEGE BENDIGO LIVE THE GOOD NEWS | EDITION 14 | 8 SEPTEMBER 2016 | Page 17 FREE JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP
Bendigo Tennis is offering all Bendigo Primary and Secondary
School Students with a FREE trail Tennis membership, to help
you get into the upcoming summer season of tennis.
The membership is valid from
15 August – 30 September, 2016, and offers
players with FREE court access at the William Loud
Tennis Complex during the valid period (subject to
Players can now register for a FREE trial membership
For further details, to register, and for a full listing of Bendigo TA
clubs registration and grading days, visit our website or phone
the Complex on 5442 5744.
William Loud Tennis Complex
21 – 26 Nolan St, Bendigo, Vic, 3550
Opposite Lake Weeroona
Bendigo Mid Week Ladies
40th Birthday Luncheon
Sunday 2 October at 12.00 noon
All past and present players, umpires, committee
members, babysitters and supporters welcome.
Get your teams together and book a table.
RSVP 18 September to:
Betty Pollerd 5446 9211
Deb Tuohey 0407 509 227
Catholic Youth Bible wanted
Do you have a ‘Catholic Youth Bible’ laying around
the house that you no longer need? Don’t know
what to do with it?
Catholic College Bendigo is looking for more
copies of the ‘Catholic Youth
If you have a spare copy that
you no longer need please
drop it into the front office at
Coolock or La Valla at any time.
We will put it to good use!
Thanks so much!
QUEEN ELIZABETH OVAL
FRIDAY 30 SEPT
11AM - 5PM
AFL PLAYER APPEARAN
ENT & ACTIVITIES
PRESENTATIONS AND GI
LIVE MUSIC & AUSKICK
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FA
FREE FOOTY FOR THE FI
RST 500 KIDS
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